Check out the upcoming events for Girls & Adults:
Harlem Globetrotters Friends & Family Night
The Globetrotters will be coming to play an exhibition game in Missoula from 7PM to 9PM on February 28th, 2014 and want you, your friends, and family to be there. With the sale of 50 tickets, troop purchasers will have the opportunity to promote Girl Scout cookie sales and present The Harlem Globetrotters with the ‘Best Cookies Ever’ or other incentives like giving High Fives to the team as they take the court. To order tickets please contact: Carl Pavlock at 1.800.641.4667 ext.120 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details here: http://gsmw.org/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=1341
Winter Olympics Skiing
Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Girls & Adults)
Saturday, March 8th from 10AM to 12:30PM at Lolo Pass Visitor’s Center (for grades 2-12). Adults must be registered Girl Scouts members.
In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Girl Scouts of MT & WY is hosting winter sports programs to promote healthy living and outdoor adventure! Attend two GSMW ‘Winter Olympics’ programs and earn a ‘Girl Scouts Gold Medal’. The registration fee includes cross-country ski rentals and instruction from a certified cross-country ski instructor. Also, for each car parking at the visitor center, you will need to purchase a day parking permit for $5. All the more reason to carpool! Keep in mind, the program ends around lunch time, so bring cold lunches if you would like to enjoy them at the pass. 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 in the ‘special needs’ box upon registration through ebiz to reserve gear at the Trailhead in Missoula. The Trailhead has generously given us half-off of all ski equipment to make this an affordable experience for our girls. Participants will need to pick up their rental equipment the night before the event and we will arrange to have the equipment returned on Saturday after the event. $8/girl; $10/adult.
Registration deadline: February 24; Register for this program online
Missoula Town Hall Annual Meeting (Adults & Girls)
This year’s Annual Meeting business will be conducted differently this year. This format (Town Hall Meeting) will provide members with an opportunity to engage in dialogue with council staff on matters of importance to Girl Scouts. It is also an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate local volunteers in their own communities! Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM; $15/Girl; $15/Adult
In Missoula on March 15th, all members are invited to attend a town hall meeting of their choice to:
- Hear the state of the council report
- Discuss council direction with staff
- Celebrate our awesome volunteers!
Participants at each site will enjoy a luncheon or dinner with peers and staff while receiving information on the state of the council, participating in discussions about current council direction and participating in a traditional S.W.A.P.S. exchange. Each meeting will conclude with a volunteer recognition celebration. If you are a volunteer receiving recognition, and you want to invite your family members under the age of 14, your local Community Development Manager can register them on your behalf.
A registration fee of $15.00 will be assessed for each attendee and the fee will be reimbursed to volunteers who receive awards. The fee includes lunch/dinner meal. Please follow this link for more information. This event is open to girls and adults.
Registration deadline: March 7; Register for this program online ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Winter Olympics Curling (Girls & Adults)
Saturday, March 22nd from 12PM to 1:30PM at Glacier Ice Rink on the Missoula Fairgrounds. For girls in grades K-12 and their parents! Adults do not have to be registered Girl Scouts members. In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Girl Scouts of MT & WY is hosting winter sports programs to promote healthy living and winter activity! Attend two GSMW ‘Winter Olympics’ programs and earn a ‘Girl Scouts Gold Medal’. Girl Scouts and their parents are invited to Missoula’s Glacier Ice Rink to enjoy playing and learning about the Olympic sport of curling. Players take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called “rocks”, across the ice towards a target area. Teams want to score the most points possible by sliding the stone closest to the center of the target.
Curlers from the Missoula Curling Club will teach participants about the history and rules of curling. Then, everyone will get to try their hand at sliding the 42-pound “rock” down the curling lanes. Girls, bring your parents along and enjoy some time with them on the ice learning about the relatively new Olympic sport that originated in medieval Scotland in the mid-1500s. Because of the nature of the sport – heavy rocks & slippery ice – this event is not open to tagalongs, but adult relatives of registered Girl Scouts are welcome to register to attend and participate. $8 for girls and adults.
Registration deadline: March 10th
Keep an Eye out for:
Engineer That, Girl! Missoula Senior Citizen’s Center on Saturday, March 29th from 9:30AM to 12PM. Girls in grades 2-8 will enjoy science-based activities focused on engineering. Women engineers and students will lead girls through hands-on, innovative, and fun activities that will get them excited about engineering and design. PLUS, local engineering organizations and other science-based organizations will have booths full of fun facts and freebies for the girls to take home. Breakfast pastries will be served along with hot drinks. BRING a FRIEND! Open to ALL GIRLS IN GRADES 2-12! Stay tuned for more details. This event is not yet on our GSMW site, so check back for registration and price details.
Night at the Museum at SpectrUM Discovery Area on Friday, April 25th from 6PM to 8PM. Girls in grades 2-8 will enjoy more science fun as we take over the SpectrUM science museum for the night. SpectrUM’s savvy staff will lead girls through activities and we’ll enjoy a pizza dinner. Again, this event is not yet on the GSMW site, so please check back for details on pricing and registration. We hope this event will kickoff our SciGirls club that will meet once a week at SpectrUM after school. This will be an incredible opportunity for our girls to get a jump on their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!
Animal Badge Workshop – there are a lot of details still to be determined for this event, but we’re working with local organizations to bring girls in grades K-8 an opportunity to see exotic and domestic animals close up. Girls in grades 2-8 will enjoy age-specific activities that will help them earn their animal badges, while Daisies will get a great introduction to caring and respecting animals and their habitats. We’re aiming to hold this event in mid- to late April.
Wacky Science – This very popular event will be back and better than ever! Put on your safety goggles and lab coats and get ready for some science fun! Girls in grades K-5 will enjoy all new science experiments and some good food at this annual event. We’re looking to plan this event in early to mid-May. Girls will earn a science fun badge and learn about how FUN science is! Please check back often for details on cost and registration.