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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
dawnm@gsmw.org

GS day camp reg form 2013 can be emailed
By dawnmccloney

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Missoula Downtown River Float-Missoula (Grades 2-12)

DATE: Saturday, Jul 20, 2013
TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: $40 per Girl; $40 per Adult
Registration deadline: July 5

Girl Scouts and their families will enjoy a scenic and adventurous float through Hellgate Canyon and into Downtown Missoula. See Missoula from a new perspective! Participants will go on a 2 hour scenic rafting trip with the best raft guides from ZooTown Surfers.

You’ll float through the countryside and then pass by The University. You will see where Rattlesnake Creek joins the Clark Fork. See if you can spot Caras Park and Osprey Stadium and other Missoula landmarks like The Wilma. You’ll finish your float at McCormick Park. This tame, but scenic float takes you under the University and Madison St. walking bridges and several other bridges you normally pass over in your cars and bikes. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like deer, osprey, trout, and bald eagles.

The event is open to girls in grades 2 through 12 and their family members who are at least in 2nd grade. Want to bring your best gal pals? Have them join Girl Scouts and let’s get them signed up for this adventure! Girls in 2nd and 3rd grade must be accompanied by an adult (troop leader or parent/guardian).

After you experience this amazing trip, if you are looking for even more adventure, you’ll love our upcoming Wild River Ride on the Alberton Gorge on August 10th!

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Wild River Ride-Missoula(Grades 4-12)

DATE: Saturday, Aug 10
TIME: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: $45 per Girl; $45 per Adult
Registration deadline: July 26

Girl Scouts and their families will enjoy a day of family friendly rapids, sun, and swimming while floating one of western Montana’s best rivers: The Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River. The Gorge is filled with numerous Class II-III rapids such as Cliffside, Tumbleweed, Fang, Roller Coaster and many more!

Participants will go on a 4 hour whitewater rafting trip with the best raft guides from ZooTown Surfers. We will eat lunch at the put-in while we listen to the safety talk, so bring your own lunch. After a couple of warm-up rapids, you’ll get to take a sun-tan break and enjoy a cool-off swim at the famous ‘Sandy Beaches’. After the beach the wild ride kicks in – Tumbleweed and Fang are just around the bend! Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like deer, osprey, trout, and bald eagles. If there’s enough time, you’ll get to stop at Fish Creek and jump into the crisp, blue water of this gorgeous tributary.

The event is open to girls in grades 4 through 12 and their family members who are at least in 4th grade. Want to bring your best gal pals? Have them join Girl Scouts and let’s get them signed up for this adventure!
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Missoula Downtown River Float-Missoula (Grades 2-12)

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013  11:00 AM 1:30 PM
Cost:$40/Girl; $40/Adult

Location:McCormick Park Parking Lot   Missoula, MT

Registration deadline: July 5
Girl min/max: 6/40
Adult min/max: 2/20

Girl Scouts and their families will enjoy a scenic and adventurous float through Hellgate Canyon and into Downtown Missoula. See Missoula from a new perspective!

Girls and their families will enjoy an afternoon on the water. Participants will go on a 2 hour scenic rafting trip with the best raft guides from ZooTown Surfers. Float on the Clark Fork river starting above Hellgate Canyon, and bob through waves as you pass through downtown Missoula.

You’ll float through the countryside and then pass by The University. You will see where Rattlesnake Creek joins the Clark Fork. See if you can spot Caras Park and Osprey Stadium and other Missoula landmarks like The Wilma. You’ll finish your float at McCormick Park. This tame, but scenic float takes you under the University and Madison St. walking bridges and several other bridges you normally pass over in your cars and bikes. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like deer, osprey, trout, and bald eagles.

Girls should eat an early lunch before the program and bring a snack like a granola bar or fruit – but don’t use the river as a garbage can! Leave no trace! Pack a reusable water bottle and sunscreen. About 10 days before the event, we will send you a confirmation letter with all the preparations you will need to make for this trip.

The event is open to girls in grades 2 through 12 and their family members who are at least in 2nd grade. Want to bring your best gal pals? Have them join Girl Scouts and let’s get them signed up for this adventure! Girls in 2nd and 3rd grade must be accompanied by an adult (troop leader or parent/guardian).

After you experience this amazing trip, if you are looking for even more adventure, you’ll love our upcoming Wild River Ride on the Alberton Gorge on August 10th!

This event is open to girls in grades 2-12 and supervising adults.

Registration deadline: July 5
Girl min/max: 6/40
Adult min/max: 2/20

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013
11:00 AM 1:30 PM

 

Cost:

$40/Girl; $40/Adult

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Location:
McCormick Park Parking Lot

Missoula, MT

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 gsmw.org for more details.

Tizer Garden Girls – Jefferson City (Grades K-12)

 

Registration deadline: May 31

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013   2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cost:   $6/Girl; $6/Adult

Location: Tizer Gardens, Jefferson City, MT

Individual girls or troops welcome.

You’re invited to one of the most beautiful gardens in the GSMW council!

Tizer Gardens, just 13 miles from Boulder and 19 miles from Helena, invites Girl Scouts to traipse through the flowers, quest for elusive gnomes and fairies, and do a little gardening while you’re at it.

At Tizer Gardens, you will see roses, butterflies, hummingbirds, and don’t forget the fairies, gnomes, and the ‘Secret Garden.’ Our garden hosts will give girls a tour of the rose garden, the fairy garden, the nursery, and then they’ll teach participants how to plant their own shoe box garden. Girls are also invited to bring their own contribution to the fairy garden. Get together with your troop or work on your own and build and/or paint a birdhouse to donate to the fairies of the gardens. You’ll get to come back to the gardens and see your birdhouse for years to come.

In addition, you’ll help do a little gardening. Play in the dirt and grasses, and help clean out the veggie patch and container gardens. You’ll enjoy the beauty you add to the gardens, and other visitors will appreciate your good work.

On top of it all, you will be interested to know that girls can take steps toward their Brownies ‘Bugs’ badge, Juniors ‘Locavore’ badge, and Daisies can move closer to their ‘Sunny’ and ‘Clover’ petals. This event ties nicely to all of the Daisy Journeys as well as to all of the ‘It’s Your Planet – Love It!’ Journeys for all other age groups. Girls will also have a great opportunity to talk to the gardeners about possible Take Action projects.

This event is open to girls in grades K-12 and supervising adults. K-3 girls should plan to attend with an adult, such as a parent, guardian or troop leader.

 

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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