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Program Aide & Outdoor Skills Training — Missoula (Grades 6-8)

 Registration deadline: May 3

Friday – Saturday, May 17 – 18, 2013 This is an overnighter.

6:00 pm  Fri – 5:00 pm  Sat

Cost:   $25/Girl; $5/Adult

This program is not posted on yet, but be watching for it!

Individual girls or troops welcome.

Calling all Cadettes!  Become a Program Aide and work with younger Girl Scouts. Learn to use your leadership skills to share your interests and experiences with younger girls in a troop, group or camp setting.

Program Aides are Girl Scouts Cadettes (6-8 grade) who want to share their skills with others, and help promote the Girl Scout program. Once Program Aides are trained, they will be able to work with other troops by sharing their special talents and help with any service unit event or council program, including day camp.

 What is the Program Aide (PA) Award?  The Program Aide (PA) award is for Cadette girls in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. To earn the Cadette Program Aide award girls must follow these steps:

1.    Earn one LiA award. This is a prerequisite before a girl can register for a PA training.

2.    Complete a council sponsored Program Aide leadership training course.

3.    Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions. This might be assisting girls on journey activities (in addition to what she did for her LiA), badge activities, or other sessions. She might work with a group at their meetings, day camp, council events or service unit events or activities. The council membership and program staff can assist Cadettes in finding a group of Brownies and an adult volunteer to partner with.

4.    Once girls have completed these requirements they must have the adult volunteer mentor sign their time log and turn this in when they purchase their PA pin from a GSMW council store. (Girls must complete the requirements in order to receive their pins.)


A Program Aide must be a registered Girl Scout.
A Program Aide must be a Cadette Girl Scout.
A Program Aide must complete a LiA before attending the council PA training.

Registration deadline: May 3

Friday – Saturday, May 17 – 18, 2013 – This is an overnighter.

6:00 pm  Fri – 5:00 pm  Sat


Cost:   $25/Girl; $5/Adult


LiA Award – Cadettes

LiA Award – Cadettes

 Individual girls or troops welcome.

 Here’s your chance to show your leadership skills as you assist your younger “sisters” along their Girl Scout Journey!

LiA stands for Leader in Action.  This award is for Cadette girls who are in sixth, seventh or eighth grade.  There is one LiA award for each of the three Journey Series.  A girl may earn one LiA award or all three. The LiA is a prerequisite for girls who want to earn their Program Aide award.  (See the “PA” event information in another post.)

Cadettes will work with a group of Brownies assisting them as they work towards a Journey award.  If the Brownie troop has already completed the Journey book, a Cadette may still plan extra activities to enrich the recent Journey experience. To earn this award the Cadette will need to meet with the troop or group of Brownies a minimum of four times. Cadettes will work with the Brownie adult volunteer to plan, coordinate and assist in leading activities with the Brownies.

More Details to follow!

NEW! – Discovering Geology – Butte (Grades K-8)


Registration deadline: April 22
Saturday, May 4, 2013   10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost:   $11/Girl; $9/Adult

Location:        World Museum of Mining, Butte, MT

Individual girls or troops welcome.

Butte, Montana, was once known as ‘The Richest Hill on Earth.’ Explore rocks and minerals and Butte’s colorful history as Girl Scouts are given a behind the scenes look at geology and mining at the World Museum of Mining. Through this event, participants can earn the ‘Discovering Geology’ patch by engaging in an investigation of rocks, minerals, and geology.

The museum has arranged a special program just for Girl Scouts. Participants will enjoy free range to the museum’s exhibits. Plus, the museum has graciously set up exhibits that are not normally on display for the public. Girls will get to pan for garnets, talk to a rock specialist, and earn their ‘Discovering Geology’ patch. Adults get to enjoy panning, all-access, and the specialty talk, as well. In addition to studying minerals and gems, girls will learn what a geologist does, what geoscience means, and what ore-related careers they can explore. Girls will need to fulfill three requirements to earn their patch.

Participants can wander the museum grounds and imagine what it was like to be a gold, copper, or silver miner in the early 20th century. You’ll also get pan for garnets as though you were an old prospector in the rich hills of Silverbow County. And don’t forget to take in the sights and sounds of the city that used to be considered one of the richest and most famous towns in the country.

Make a day out of it! While you’re in the area, you might want to plan a visit to the Berkley Pit, visit Montana Tech’s mineral museum, or take a walking tour of historical downtown Butte. Also, the World Museum of Mining will take reservations for an underground mine tour for the girls. This perk will cost extra and will require you to call ahead to arrange a tour time.

Bring your friends! Have your buddies register as Girl Scouts for $12, and then help them get registered for this special event. Call 1.800.736.5243 for help registering friends.

All girls in grades K-8 must plan on attending with a supervising adult and bring your own lunch or snacks. Girls must check-in at 10am and can leave early or stay after 2pm, but you should plan on being on the grounds for at least 2 hours in order to fulfill the requirements for the patch.



Wacky Science – Butte (Grades K-5) — EVENT DEADLINE MONDAY, 3/25/13

Registration deadline: March 25
Monday, Apr 8, 2013   5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost:   $6/Girl; $2/Adult

Location:        Gold Hill Lutheran Church, Butte, MT

Individual girls or troops welcome.

Girls, put on your lab coat and goggles and dig into some wacky and wild science. Globs and blobs, smoke and ice, geysers, planes, and more – work together to explore how these fun things work. A Wacky Science evening will provide girls with the opportunity to get messy and be creative while learning by doing.

In an afternoon, girls will transform into a mad scientist as they make instant snow, play tricks with dry ice, make paper airplanes, create their own geysers, study crystalline structure, investigate Newton’s first law, and learn how lungs work.

At this program, Girl Scouts will be introduced to a wide variety of science disciplines. Girls will rotate through several experiment stations, and girls can take home some of their experiments.

Girls will receive lab coat, goggles, and a fun patch. We will provide a light, healthy snack.




Winter Survival & Snow Fun – Lolo (Grades 2-12) – EVENT DEADLINE MONDAY, 3/25/13

Registration deadline: March 25

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013           11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost:   $15/Girl; $15/Adult

Location:        Lolo Pass Recreation Area

Individual girls or troops welcome.

Participants will experience a snow day to remember as they cross country ski or snowshoe atop Lolo Pass. Girls will explore the terrain while learning how to stay safe in adverse conditions. They will learn how to make shelters, how to stay warm, and what they can do to prepare for a winter night outdoors as our friends from Northern Rockies Winter Survival take the girls through hands-on activities that simulate a survival situation.

Weather permitting (because sled dogs don’t like heat), girls will get to enjoy meeting the Bitterroot Mushers and their packs of energetic sled dogs. This women’s dog sled club is excited to teach Girl Scouts what it takes to be a sled dog racer as well as what it takes to be a sled dog. If conditions cooperate, some girls will get a chance to ride on a dog sled.

The registration fee includes ski package or snowshoe rentals, cross-country skiing and survival instruction, snacks, and wilderness survival supplies. Participants will need to bring their own cold lunch for this event. There will be limited time spent indoors, so proper winter & water-resistant apparel is required. Brownies must be accompanied by a registered parent or troop leader.

*** Participants will need to report their age, height, and shoe size to the Missoula Girl Scout Office after their registration has been confirmed so gear will be ready-to-go at the rental shop. All Scouts will be divided into age-appropriate groups for the activities and lessons so that each girl has an experience catered to her ability level. Cadettes and older will get to practice more advanced wilderness survival and cross country skiing skills. All registered participants will get to take home their own wilderness survival kits (compass, flashlight, first aid kits, and more). Participants will also get to make their own paracord survival bracelets.



Night at The Museum-Missoula (Grades K-3) – EVENT IS THIS FRIDAY!!!!

This program is ON and we still have a few slots available.  If you have not registered but would like to, please contact SARAH immediately to do so:  800-736-5243 x 2306.

Friday, Mar 22, 2013             5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost:   $5/Girl; $3/Adult

Location: Families First Children’s Museum

Individual girls or troops welcome.

The Girl Scouts have been given an all-access, after-hours pass to the Children’s Museum of Missoula. Let your imaginations run wild as you explore dinosaurs, bubbles, forests, and more as the museum opens its doors for a special evening reserved just for Girl Scouts!


The Children’s Museum is packed with engaging museum exhibits crafted specifically for young children. Participants will have free reign of the museum exhibits like the climbing fort and puppet theater, or they can spend their time pretending to be doctors, farmers, or construction workers. Girls will spend the evening learning through play as they also try to step into a giant bubble or go shopping through the make believe health food store. We can only hope that one night at the museum is enough to do all the great activities at The Children’s Museum!


The ‘Precipitation Station’ and the ‘Water Works Wonders’ station relate to the Daisy Journeys and to the Brownies’ ‘Wonders of Water’ Journey. Adults should also encourage girls to try the ‘Go Fish’ hands-on fishing exhibit.



Butte Girl Scouts on Ice program on Saturday, March 23rd Register by March 11!!!

Butte Girl Scouts on Ice program on Saturday, March 23rd.  Registration for this event closes on Monday, March 11th   Just scheduled! More details to follow!

Girl Scouts on Ice-Butte (Grades K-12)

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 6:30 PM 8:00 PM
Cost: $5/Girl; $5/Adult
Location: Butte Community Ice Center (By Clarks Park!) Butte, MT

Stand, glide, and spin your way around the ice skating rink. Work with instructors and hockey coaches to learn the basics of skating such as standing to more advanced moves like spinning. Let’s hit the ice and go ice skating on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 from 6:30-8:00pm! After learning the basics from local instructors, spend some free time on the ice perfecting your moves.

For the skaters’ safety, helmets are recommended but not provided by the rink. Please feel free to bring your own bicycle helmet.

Skates and instruction will be provided by the rink and are included in the registration fee. Parents are encouraged to participate with their K-12 skater so register today. Dress warm and join in the winter fun.

This event is open to girls in grades K-12 and supervising adults.

Registration deadline: March 11
Girl min/max: 15/30
Adult min/max: 5/20


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