What do Girl Scouts Do?

    The answer is almost anything a girl would like to do! The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is girl driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of girls.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in Kindergarten to 12th grade in discovering values and other things about themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place.

Discover the fun, friendship and power of GIRL SCOUTING!



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We set the deadline two weeks out so we can buy supplies, reserve the space, and ensure there is enough food, seating, and support services for the people that have registered.  Please be courteous to the people who have registered on time and make sure you meet the registration deadlines.  Call Sarah if you have questions about registering for a Council Program or Event:  1.800.736.5243 x2306

Thank you.


Snowshoe & Soak – Missoula (Grades K-12)

After a cool, crisp snowshoe through the snowy trails of Lolo Pass, Girl Scouts will get to soak the chill away in the hot and warm springs of Lolo Hot Springs. Missoula Parks and Recreation will generously supply the lessons and the snowshoes. Just bring your boots & suits!
Participants will meet at McCormick Park near Currents Aquatic Center. From there, girls will hop in a van and/or caravan to the snowshoe site near Lolo Hot Springs Resort. Girls will be fitted for their snowshoes and venture on hikes with age-appropriate groups and instruction.
After a fun and healthy traipse through the snowy woods, girls and adults will head back to the hot springs to soak the joyful chills away.Everyone who wants to shoe and soak simply needs to bring their best snow boots, winter jacket and pants, a swimsuit, a towel, a sack lunch, and a water bottle. We will send a detailed list of appropriate apparel with the confirmation letter. If you need to borrow any gear, just let us know!

Call Sarah for more details: 1-800-736-5243 x2306.
This program is open to all GSUSA registered girls and adults. No tagalongs are permitted at this event. If you have a non-Girl Scout friend or adult who wants to attend, too, please have them register for a GSUSA annual membership for $15 and you earn a ‘Bring A Friend’ patch. Given limited availability in vans, registered adults may be asked to drive themselves and related girls or their troop.

This event is open to girls in grades K-12 and adults.
Registration deadline is January 2nd
Girl min/max: 15/40
Adult min/max: 4/20

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015
9:00 AM 2:00 PM

$18/girl; $20/adult


Highest Awards Training – Missoula (Grades 4-12)

Are you a girl who wants to earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award but don’t know where to start? Or are you an adult volunteer guiding girls toward their awards? This interactive workshop is for YOU!
This training will incorporate the outcomes of all three Girl Scout Keys to Leadership: Discover, Connect, and Take Action, with a heavy focus on the outcomes of the Take Action Key. The difference between Service and Take Action projects will be covered and an overview of the requirements and paperwork necessary for a successful Highest Award Project. Participants will be interacting with each other, brainstorming ideas, and working through the process of planning a Take Action Project, so bring your ideas!
Each participant will receive a copy of the Adult and/or Girl Guidelines for the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Participants will also enjoy pizza and salad.
Participants should bring a notebook, pen, and folder.
This training is for troop leaders at any level as well as girls in grades 4 through 12.
Girl min/max: 5/25
Adult min/max: 5/25
Registration deadline: January 2, 2015

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
6:00 PM 8:00 PM

$5 girl; $5 adult

Leadership Swim Party – Missoula (Grades K-12)

Celebrate your Girl Scout Sisterhood and the leadership skills you gain with a swim and pizza party at Currents Aquatic Center. Girl Scouts get the whole swimming center to themselves for the night! Enjoy pizza, veggies, and juice as well as swimming and activities that emphasize fun and girls’ leadership skills!
This is a night for girls to kick-back and relax with some fun and food. Girls will get full-reign of the swimming pools, hot tub, and waterslides. That’s right, it’s a Girl Scouts-only kind of night at the pool.
The water slides are open to girls who pass the height limit, but there’s plenty of fun for girls of all ages. The event is open only to registered Girl Scouts and registered Girl Scout adults.

This event is open to girls of all ages and adults
Registration deadline is January 11
Girl min/max: 10/50
Adult min/max: 2/20

Friday, Jan 23, 2015
4:30 PM 7:00 PM

$6/girl; $6/adult

Zink the Zebra – Missoula (Grades K-5)

Zink is a zebra with spots instead of stripes. At this event, we will provide a fun and unique program that celebrates people’s differences through crafts and fun activities based on the story of this very special zebra. Through a delightful and engaging storybook, participants will meet Zink and participate in activities that help girls understand that it’s okay to be different. Zink also teaches girls about the perils of bullying, how to be a good friend, and what girls can do to help others feel special and appreciated.
This national program is aimed at teaching girls about acceptance, respect, compassion and understanding. Activities include storytelling, role playing, playing games, making a puppet, and more. Girls will also hear the story of the courageous young author of ‘Zink the Zebra’, Kelly Weil, and why she was inspired to write the story. In addition, girls will earn a Zink the Zebra fun patch as well as a Zink the Zebra stuffed animal! A drink and a snack is included in the price.
This is a ‘Recruit a Friend’ event. Invite a non-Girl Scout friend and earn a ‘Recruit a Friend’ fun patch for each friend who registers. Your friend must register as a Girl Scout and for this event. Please call or email Sarah (1.800.736.5243 x2306, sarahm@gsmw.org), and she will send a program registration form for your friend.
This event is open to girls in grades K-5 and supervising adults. This event will fill up fast, and we have very limited supplies, so please register early! Adults who wish to attend the event must register, as well. For adults who register, we will really appreciate your assistance helping the girls with crafts and discussions.

Registration deadline is February 3rd.
Girl min/max: 10/40
Adult min/max: 2/10

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
6:00 PM 7:30 PM

$5/Girl; No cost for adults

Intro to Snowboarding – Missoula (Grades 2-12)

Calling all girls who have ever dreamt of shredding, gliding, or racing down the slopes. Here’s a chance for beginners to try snowboarding with a lesson and some free time on the rope tow run at Snowbowl.
Girls will learn the basics and practice their technique in the rope tow area. Girls and registered adults will learn how to get in and out of their snowboard, how to get off the ground and walk while strapped to their boards, and they will learn and practice heel-side slide and the ‘falling leaf’ maneuvers.
Participating girls will also have a chance to receive a brand new snowboard or boots, but the sizes are very limited. Please thank our wonderful volunteer for donating her time and the giveaway boards and boots – this is her 4th year giving us these wonderful gifts! The selection will be made based on the girls’ attitude and aptitude for picking up the sport during their lesson, as well as their compatibility with the available sizes.
The $15 program fee covers a lesson, rope tow ticket, snowboard & boot rental, and helmet use. When you register, please include the following in the ‘special needs’ box: participant’s shoe size, age, and height. A parent/guardian signature is required on the rental agreement which we will send with a confirmation letter two weeks before the program.
This event is open to girls in grades 2-12
Registration deadline is February 8
Girl min/max: 4/10
Adult min/max:  1/2

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015
12:30 PM 3:30 PM

$15/girl; $15/adult

Family Night With the Harlem Globetrotters – Missoula (grades K-12, Friends & Family)

Girl Scouts, be a part of the Globetrotter Nation! The Globetrotters are hoping to pack the Adams Center with Girl Scouts and their families so they have offered a discounted ticket price! The Globetrotters will be coming to play an exhibition game in Missoula, Montana on February 27th, 2015, and they want you, your friends, and your 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: Derek Gensburg at 1.800.641.4667 ext.136 or gensburg@harlemglobetrotters.com. For ticket information, click here.
No registrations will be taken through Girl Scout headquarters but information and details about the upcoming games will be posted on the website.
The Globetrotters will dazzle you with their amazing B-Ball skills and for every ticket sold through this promotion, you and your friends and family can get free Globetrotters commemorative patches! So get all your friends and family together to buy tickets to witness this awesome opportunity to be entertained by the Harlem Globetrotters!
This event is open to girls in grades K-12, friends and family.
Girl min/max: 2/1000
Adult min/max: 2/1000
Registration deadline: February 25th

Friday, Feb 27, 2015
7:00 PM 9:00 PM