Monthly Archives: April 2014

Events, Early Registration, Service, & Trainings – April 2014

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Time for Early Bird Registration!

Check out the http://www.gsmw.org website for information on all the wonderful perks of registering your troop for the 2015 year of Scouting:  http://gsmw.org/2015-early-bird-registration/

Your troop can earn badges, council coupons, and even $500 for a trip or a troop party!  Early bird registration is now open and continues through June 30th.  But don’t wait!  Get the girls registered while you still have the cookie funds!

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Girl Scout Leadership Training Retreat!-Butte (Adults)

Saturday, May 31, 2014
10:00 AM 2:00 PM
$35/Adult

Calling all leaders, volunteers, and staff! You are invited to a fun overnight training retreat at the beautiful and historic Camp Castle Rock in Butte. At the retreat, you will get the tools necessary to manage your troop, take your troop camping, and help your girls earn Journeys awards. You can also take this opportunity to become a training facilitator. Participants will receive the following trainings: Troop Management, Joy in the Journey, and Outdoor Trainings 1 & 2.

Participants who have already completed any of these trainings are eligible to become GSMW facilitators for those trainings.

The Troop Management course provides information to help you help your girls develop leadership skills. You will get an overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and you’ll learn how to effectively partner with your girls to make their plans & goals a reality.

The Joy in the Journey training will teach leaders to use the Journeys girl books and adult guides. Participants will learn about ready-made resources, tips to customize the Journey, and age-appropriate activities designed for girls.

In Outdoor Training 1 & 2, leaders will learn how to effectively plan a trip, prepare simple meals, start safe fires, pitch a tent, practice Leave No Trace, and more.

Each participant will receive a handbook for each training, tools for outdoor adventures, a camping cookbook, and a binder for all the resources. Facilitators in training will also receive the training modules and materials for each training. GSMW will provide participants with one dinner, one breakfast, and one lunch.

When registering, in the ‘Special Needs’ box, please indicate whether you are seeking ‘Facilitator Training’ and also if you need to borrow a sleeping bag.  Prospective facilitators will need to go through an application process as well as the training to become facilitators.  Call Sarah for more details (1.800.736.5243 x2306)

Registration deadline: May 19

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Night at the Museum-Missoula (Grades 2-8)

Friday, Apr 25, 2014
6:00 PM 8:00 PM
$8/Girl; $3/Adult

Registration DEADLINE is Friday, April 11th!  SpectrUM Discovery Area is hosting a fun-filled evening of hands-on science adventures just for our Girl Scouts. Girls, it’s time for us to step into the lead as scientists and take over the museum for a night of engineering, technology, and life science amusement. This evening of science fun will kickoff your dreams of becoming the next female science hero!

After a delicious pizza dinner, the SpectrUM science party staff will lead girls through extreme hands-on science experiments based on the famous PBS SciGirls TV show. Girls will be grouped according to age, so every girl will be challenged in just the right way. Experiments will include ‘squishy circuits’ and ‘digital bling’!

From their Brain Lab to their Watershed Table, SpectrUM revolutionizes how kids think about science. Girls will splash and play, look through microscopes, and delve deep into neurons as the peruse the engaging museum exhibits.
This event will also kickoff the new SciGirls Club that will welcome girls to SpectrUM once a week through the month of May. Every Thursday in May from 3:30pm to 5pm, girls will participate in fun, hands-on science activities that have been proven to pique girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math!  The cost is $40 for 5 sessions.  SpectrUM also offers scholarships for SciGirls Club.  Call Sarah for more info:  1.800.736.5243 x2306

Girls, make sure to tell your friends! Any girl in grades 2-8 is welcome to join – just get them signed up as a Girl Scout for $15 and then we’ll help get them registered for the event. If you recruit a friend to come along, you’ll earn a ‘Recruit a Friend’ patch. Call Sarah for details or to register a friend: 1.800.736.5243.
This event is open to girls in grades 2-8 and supervising, registered adults. Adult space is limited because of limited space in the museum.

Register for this program online

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Animal Badge Workshop (Grades K-8)

Saturday, May 10, 2014
10:00 AM12:30 PM
$8/Girl; No cost to adults

Girls are invited to a special event with a host of exotic and domestic animals. Daisies will enjoy fun animal-related activities while Brownies earn their ‘Pets’ badge, Juniors will earn their ‘Animal Habitats’ badge, and Cadettes will earn their ‘Animal Helpers’ badge.  Animal Wonders, Inc. will present an array of exotic animals including a coendu, a parrot, and a bettong. Girls will also get up-close-and-personal with a snake, a rabbit, and even a cockroach!

To earn their badge, and to learn about how animals can help humans, we will also have a visit from a local service dog trainer and her helpful canine. After the guest speakers, girls will enjoy the remainder of their badge activities – investigating animal habitats, creating animal toys, and learning about how we can protect animals.

Animal Wonders, Inc. is an amazing organization that cares for exotic animals that need our help. As part of your badge-earning requirements, you will be instructed to bring a donation to the event. You can choose from a list of possible donations to fit your ability or budget. Please read your confirmation letter carefully so you know exactly what to bring for the animals at Animal Wonders, Inc. Donations may include but are not limited to: animal food, fresh fruit, cardboard boxes, or towels or blankets in good condition.

GSMW will provide a light, healthy snack around noon. The registration fee includes Brownies’, Juniors’, and Cadettes’ badges as well as a fun patch for Daisies.

This event is open to girls in grades K-8 and supervising adults.

Registration deadline: April 28

Register for this program online

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Looking for a fun service project?

Friendship Bracelets for WAGGGS “Stop the Violence” Campaign

The Sangam World Centre is inviting Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from all over the world to make friendship bracelets and send them to Sangam.  This will help Sangam to continue supporting its projects, like Children’s Camp, and supporting our community partners. This will also allow visitors, and particularly local guides and scouts, to buy something that celebrates the world of WAGGGS and the international friendship we share.

 

Why not have a bracelet-making meeting with your unit or troop? Make a bracelet for a friend, and then make another one to send to us here at Sangam. When you pass on your bracelet, you can share the Sangam Spirit by explaining why you made the bracelet. You can share what you have learned about Sangam or your favourite Guiding/Girl Scouting experience.

We would also like to help promote WAGGGS’ Stop the Violence campaign through our
friendship bracelet project. Learn about the campaign and make your bracelets in the red and green colours of the campaign. This will help us to keep building the whisper into a shout!

Thank you for your friendship and support. We hope you enjoy making your friendship bracelets, and we look forward to receiving them and sharing the international friendship!

Sharing Friendship Bracelets

There is no deadline! This is an ongoing project and you can send your bracelets all year long.

If you have any questions, please email info@sangamworldcentre.org.

Send your completed friendship bracelets to:

Sangam World Centre

c/o Friendship Project
Alandi Road
Yerwada
Pune 411 006
INDIA

For more information, check out the web site:   http://www.sangamworldcentre.org/en/friends/friendshipproject

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