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Details for the annual Missoula Girl Scout Day Camp are here!

Date: July 9-12
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Cost: $40 early bird, before June 1
$50 by June 22
$65 late registration, after June 24
No registrations will be accepted after July 3
Join us for GSI: Girl Scout Investigation, where girls are introduced to a variety of detective skills: fingerprinting, clue tracking, observation perfecting, scene investigating, … maybe they will even find a case to crack!

Girls do not need to be in a troop to attend, and current Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite their non-Girl Scout friends to join in on the fun! This week-long event welcomes all girls entering 1st grade through 12th grade. The more, the merrier!/u

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Day Camp T-Shirt Design Contest!
We would like to have this year’s Day Camp t-shirt designed by a local Girl Scout! Please have your interested girls submit their design following these guidelines:
– Must represent this year’s Camp theme “GSI – Girl Scout Investigation” and have the theme IN the design.
– The design must fit on an 8 ½ X 11 sheet of white paper.
– Encourage girls to use entire sheet as it is easier to shrink than enlarge.
– No more than 3 colors (plus black).
– Girl’s name must be on the back of paper only
– Remember that this design will be printed on t-shirts, so tiny detail may not transfer well.
Please pass this information on to all your families — individual girl entries are welcome, or the troops can submit entries from all girls./u

Must be submitted no later than May 20th at 1:00pm.
Entries can be dropped off at the GS office, emailed or snail mailed!
Designs will be judged by an impartial panel.

Submit all shirt entries to:
Dawn McCloney
1018 Burlington Ave, Ste 101
Missoula, MT 59801

GS day camp reg form 2013 can be emailed
By dawnmccloney



Discover the great outdoors and discover yourself at the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming resident camps!

Printable PDF of the 2013 Camp Reservation Form.

Girl Scout summer camp is all about trying new things, meeting new friends, and having fun in the great outdoors.

Explore nature, sing around the campfire, go horseback riding, do arts and crafts, and much more!

Go for a few days, a week, or longer. Any girl can attend!

So, “What will you do today?”             Things you didn’t know you could do?

Discover new things about yourself?             Accomplish something you’ve dreamed of?

Believe anything is possible, because it is.        Haven’t you always dreamed of doing great things?

Climb mountains, create with your hands, kayak and sail, or learn to play guitar.

We offer so many opportunities, the only problem you’ll have is deciding what to do.

2013 Camp Descriptions

Brownie Bite– Curious about camp but may not want to spend a whole week away? This session provides a sampling of camp activities for Brownie Girl Scouts.  Arts and crafts, nature, songs and games are just some of the possibilities!

Call of the Wild-The nature network is waiting for you.  Learn about the wilderness, its inhabitants, and the skills you need to impress your parents on your next camping trip!  Hike, explore, star gaze, and take in the extraordinary scenery.  River rafting at Timbercrest Camp and kayaking at Camp Sacajawea if conditions allow. S’mores are on the menu if 2013 fire restrictions allow.

Take Action in Glacier — For Older Girls

GSMW is once again offering Take Action in Glacier events this summer.  Four weeks are being offered for troops to visit Glacier and not only enjoy the beautiful park but also to help the park doing a Take Action project that the park plans for the girls.  All of the leaders that brought girls last year said it was an amazing experience for both the girls and adults and that the girls are still talking about it.  Please spread the word to our members about this fun travel opportunity for their troops and watch for more details.

Sneak Peek – Summer Camp Dates

Camptacular2013 IS CAMPTACULAR Powered by Girls!

A camp brochure with full details will be mailed to MT & WY Girl Scout Households in February or visit this page for updated information!

Discover the great outdoors and discover yourself at the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming resident camps!

Girl Scout summer camp is all about trying new things, meeting new friends, and having fun in the great outdoors. Explore nature, sing around the campfire, go horseback riding, do arts and crafts, and much more! Go for a few days, a week, or longer. Any girl can attend!

So, “What will you do today?”

  • Things you didn’t know you could do?
  • Discover new things about yourself?
  • Accomplish something you’ve dreamed of?

Believe anything is possible, because it is. Haven’t you always dreamed of doing great things? Climb mountains, create with your hands, kayak and sail, or learn to play guitar. We offer so many opportunities, the only problem you’ll have is deciding what to do.


TIMBERCREST CAMP -Near Red Lodge, Montana, in the Custer National Forest 

June 16-20

  • Call of the Wild            Grade 2-12
  • Clay Creations             Grade 2-8
  • Rockin’ Out                  Grade 4-12

June 21-23

  • G.O.! (Girls Only)         Grade K-5

June 23-28

  • Girls with Guitars         Grade 4-12
  • Kolors                          Grade 2-8
  • Sci-Girls                       Grade 2-8
  • CIT I                             Grade 10-12

June 30-July 3

  • Brownie Bite                Grade 2-3
  • Mystery Mayhem         Grade 2-8
  • Shutterbugs                 Grade 4-12

July 7-12

  • Rustic Relaxation         Grade 2-12
  • Trailblazers                  Grade 4-12
  • CIT II                           Grade 10-12

July 12-14

  • G.O.! (Girls Only)  Grade K-5


July 28-Aug.1

  • Swim, Splash, & Sail I   Grade 6-12

Aug. 2-4

  • G.O.! (Girls Only)         Grade 6-12

Aug. 4-9

  • Swim, Splash, & Sail I & II        Grade 6-12

CAMP SACAJAWEA  – atop Casper Mountain, high above the city of Casper, Wyo.

July 7-12

  • Call of the Wild            Grade 2-12
  • Kolors                          Grade 4-12
  • Silver Spurs I               Grade 2-12
  • CIT I                            Grade 10-12

July 14-18

  • Brownie Bite                Grade 2-3
  • Just for Juniors            Grade 4-5
  • Pony Express              Grade 2-12

July 19-21

  • G.O.! (Girls Only)         Grade K-5

July 21-25

  • Nite Owls                     Grade 4-12
  • Sci-Girls                       Grade 2-8
  • Silver Spurs II              Grade 2-12
  • CIT II                           Grade 10-12


CAMP CASTLE ROCK – outside Butte

July 29-Aug. 2

  • Choose Your Own Adventure   Grade 4-12
  • Kolors                          Grade 4-12
  • Mystery Mayhem         Grade 2-8

Aug. 4-8

  • Brownie Bite                Grade 2-3
  • Movie Magic                Grade 4-12
  • Rustic Relaxation         Grade 2-12

Aug. 9-11

  • G.O.! (Girls Only)         Grade K-5


  • FUN

Camp Castlerock with Directions


Located a few miles from the city of Butte, Montana, Camp Castle Rock is a beautiful spot surrounded by lovely wooded hills. This delightful place for a mountain camp covers many timbered acres with several open places for camping, beautiful parks and a creek.

Thanks to busy beavers, a pond is situated directly across from the Lodge. Their work created an environment for bird and other creatures. It has been rumored moose can be spotted from time to time. The site is situated in the foothills of the Little Basin Valley.

A short walk from the camp toward the Continental Divide reveals views south into the Moose Creek country, southeast to the Upper Reservoir of the Butte Water company, and in the distance the Highland Mountains. Directly east is the Basin Creek Reservoir and Roosevelt Drive. Westward is the Divide Valley and further southwest looms the snowcapped Fleecer Mountain. To the north Butte is in plain view, twinkling in the evenings.

The site has a beautiful log lodge built in the 1920s surrounded by lofty and inspiring mountains.

The camp has both bunks and camping areas. Here is an idea of what the bunks are like::

From I 90
Take the Montana Street Exit and head south. (north is up hill )
Continue south, pass a large Cemetery on the Right.
Directly after the Cemetery, Turn Right on Beef Trail Road
Pass the Driving Range and Copper Mountain Recreation Area.
At the Y or fork in the road, veer to the far left on Little Basin Creek Road.
Follow Little Basin Creek Road, approximately 9 miles.
At the Intersection of Little Basin Creek and Wapiti Mountain,
Go through the Orange Gate, Marked by a Fire Number 665.
The Lodge is at the end of the Driveway

Please download and view this PDF for some really nice directions.

Also look at this google map of where the camp is.


More Castlerock in the News!

From the Montana Standard:

After 80 years of supporting Girl Scout activities, executives say Camp Castle Rock is due for some upgrades. But neighbors worry that a bigger camp would mean a bigger impact on nearby residents.

About 15 people attended the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming’s Tuesday evening meeting discussing the draft long-range plan for the site, located about six miles south of Butte.

The camp will accommodate about 100 campers, plus staff during the camping season.

At the top of the camp’s improvement list is a dining facility separate from the main lodge, improved lodging sites and more flush toilets.

Properties director Stefanie Harrington said none of the proposed upgrades have been decided upon, so no budget’s been set. She said the proposals that end up becoming reality depend on the needs of the girls and the staff. Depending on the amount of changes, the project could take three to five years to complete, Harrington said.

At the meeting, mothers of scouts and scout group leaders shared their favorite parts about the plan, including an improved pond area, raised “tree house” cabins and a large amphitheater for camp songs and group activities.

But two neighbors who attended the meeting worried about increased traffic, potential water contamination from a new sewage system and more, and told the board their concerns.

Jim and Sandee Endahl live about half a mile from the site by road. At the meeting, Jim Endahl asked if an environmental study would be performed if the outhouses were removed from the site. He also raised concerns about the installation of a sewage system for flush toilets. The Endahls get their water from a well, he said, and the couple was concerned about the potential contamination of their drinking water.

Jim Endahl also pointed out that the road to the camp would need upgrades to allow the expected increase in traffic, but that he and other neighbors don’t want an improved road. He asked who would pay for all the road maintenance since the Girl Scouts is a tax-exempt organization.

“These are going to be some of the concerns you’ll have to confront as you go along,” Endahl told the executives.

Tom Richardson, a board member, told the Endahls that the alternative that was happening with some other properties was that they were being sold and developed into subdivisions.

“I may rather see a ranch out there” than an expanded camp, Endahl said.

When asked if they’d be more receptive to the plans if the Girl Scouts addressed all their concerns, Sandee Endahl said she would, but Jim Endahl was noncommittal.

“We welcome the project you’re doing,” Sandee Endahl said. “But what comes with it is a concern.”

Harrington and Leep thanked the Endahls for their attendance and said it was important to keep those concerns in mind when developing plans for Camp Castle Rock’s future.

Reporter Piper Haugan: 496-5572, piper.haugan@ or

Castlerock in the News!

We had a great meeting with CEO Sally Leep and Property Manager Stefanie Harrington last night.  One of the reporters present filed this story:

And From Dawn M, our Membership manager:

I just found the link online for the clip that aired on NBC last night.  Camp itself looks GREAT, dressed in beautiful fall colors and even featuring a MOOSE!!   Wahoo!!  Maybe we’ll even get more girls interested in Scouting with such great images of Castle Rock!

THANK YOU to all who joined us last night!  Your input was (and is) extremely important to us so that we can build Castle Rock to a place where even more girls can create even more wonderful memories and skills!

If you were not able to attend or if you have additional comments, please send them to me and I can forward them on.

Also, notes from the Butte Service Unit Volunteer Meeting that followed the Town Hall Meeting will be out shortly and our next Volunteer Meeting is Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm, when we will start meeting on the SECOND Tuesdays going forward.  These are meetings we invite ANY adult to attend, leaders or parent helpers.  We would like to see at least one person attend from each troop so that your troop will be updated with the latest news, information, product sale details, upcoming events, and more.  I think the more we are informed, the more successful we will be  :0)

Thanks folks!    Dawn

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