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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Note from our GSLE Program Planner Sarah Megyesi

Once the online registration has closed for an event you must send a check into Billings HQ (GSMW, 2303 Grand Ave., Billings, MT 59102) along with the registration forms.  Please let me know if you are sending in additional registrations for the February 11th Journey Jamboree, so I can tell HQ whether or not we are going ahead with the program.  If we don’t get more girls, funding may not be approved to send me there with the materials to run the program.  Let’s make it happen!!!

Just so you know, I have arranged a Butte Girl Scouts on Ice program for Saturday, March 23rd.  Registration for this event closes on Monday, March 11thwe cannot continue to register girls late, so please let me know if you need help working out the registration process.  I will be sending out an instructional email in the next couple weeks.  It will clarify the differences between “council” and “service unit” events and how to register for council events online or through email, mail, or fax.

Here is the link to registration instructions:  http://gsmw.org/leadership-experience/pathways/program-registration/  Share this on your web page and with the leaders in your area, please.

(+++ Editor note: Submit a completed Individual Program Registration Form or Group Program Registration Form to council headquarters with payment (if applicable) unless otherwise stated. The registration form and program fee must be in by registration deadline to secure a slot at the event.

If attending with girl as an adult, the Individual Program Registration Form serves as your registration. If enrolling yourself and a girl, please check all participating boxes that apply (Girl; Program Aide; Adult; Adult volunteer).

Registrations may be submitted in three ways:

  • Mailed to GSMW, 2303 Grand Avenue, Billings, MT 59102
  • Faxed to (406)252-4063
  • Emailed to registrations@gsmw.org ONLY if paying with with credit card (please complete payment information on registration form).

Please note a completed Registration Form must still be submitted if registering for a free event.

If you submit a program registration electronically, you should receive an email reply confirming that your registration was received, complete and being processed. Please contact the GSMW office if you do not receive a reply within two days of submission.

Note: It is not recommended that you email credit card information, to protect your credit card account. +++)

Also, visit www.GSMW.org to see a full list of programs in surrounding areas.  Your girls may like the Globetrotters night, or the K-3rd grade night at the museum, or the Scout Day at the Museum of the Rockies.

Butte Wacky Science Night is scheduled for April 8th (registration closes March 25th).  Also, plans are in the works for a patch program at the World Museum of Mining.  Registration for this event is not yet open, but the event is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th with registration closing April 29th.

In addition, don’t forget about Girl Scouts swim days after school at the YMCA on the last Tuesday and Thursday of the month!  Just show up, pay the $2 and voila!  You’re swimming!

Night at The Museum-Missoula (Grades K-3)

Friday, Mar 22, 2013  5:00 PM 7:00 PM

 Cost:  $5/Girl; $3/Adult

Location:   Families First Children’s Museum  Missoula, MT

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.

This event is open to girls in grades K-3. Participants must plan to attend with an adult (parent or troop leader). We will provide a healthy snack. Girls will also get to make a special science experiment to take home.

Recruit a Friend: Make this event even more memorable by bringing your non-Girl Scout friends too! Show them how much fun you can have as a Scout and share this wonderful experience together. Non-Girl Scouts will pay the annual membership fee of $12 in addition to the program fee, which will enable them to attend all Girl Scout programs for the membership year.

This event is open to girls in grades K-3 and supervising adults.

Registration deadline: March 8
Girl min/max: 25/100
Adult min/max: 5/25

 

Wacky Science (Grades K-5) In Missoula, Helena AND BUTTE!!! Register by March 25!

Friday, Mar 8, 2013  5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: First Lutheran Church  Missoula, MT           Cost:   $6/Girl; $2/Adult
Registration deadline: February 22
Saturday, Mar 9, 2013  1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church     Helena, MT   Cost:   $6/Girl; No cost to adults   
Registration deadline: February 22
Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Location:    Gold Hill Lutheran Church   Butte, MT     Cost:   $6/Girl; $2/Adult

Registration deadline: March 25

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.

Recruit a Friend: Make this event even more memorable by bringing your best NON-Girl Scout friends too! Show them how much fun you can have as a Scout and share this wonderful experience together. Non-Girl Scouts will pay the annual membership fee of $12 in addition to the program fee, which will enable them to attend all Girl Scout programs for the membership year.

This event is open to girls in grades K-5 and supervising adults.    Girls should plan to attend with an adult, such as a parent, guardian or troop leader.

This event is open to girls in grades K-5 and supervising adults.
Girl min/max: 15/50
Adult min/max: 10/50

WILL YOU HELP HER BE A FRIEND FIRST?

Next month, GSUSA launches an innovative bullying-prevention initiative for middle-school girls. BFF, which stands for Be a Friend First (a name that girls selected) is based on the popular aMAZE! Leadership Journey.

Working with volunteers, girls learn relational and leadership skills to short-circuit bullying behavior when it happens and prevent it from happening in the first place. BFF uses role playing, creative writing, and discussion exercises, through which girls explore thorny issues like peer pressure, stereotyping, gossip, and cliques.

As part of BFF, girls also create and lead projects in their schools and communities to tackle bullying issues.  BFF integrates easily into existing health or character education classes, can serve as an after-school program, and may even be offered during a holiday break. Councils will launch this important initiative in their communities this winter.

Call Dawn or check back at http://www.GSMW.org for more info.

2012 Fall Product Program Webinars

From Dawn McCloney, our Girl Scout Membership Manager:

Hello folks!  We have received the final schedule for the Fall Product Program Webinars, and some start ASAP!     The login will be http://lotuslive.readyshow.com/ and the passcode will be 954432752. For the audio, if your would like to phone in, 1-800-582-3014 with the same passcode.

The schedule is as follows and all webinars will begin at 6:30 pm:

Program Overview:  September 17th   and   October 10th

nut-E for Beginners:   October 2nd,  October 15th  and  October 22nd

nut-E Refresher Course:   October 4th,     October 17th    and    October 23rd

 Please let me know if you have difficulties.  Thanks!   Dawn

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