To earn the My Parks=My Adventure Patch, explore the great outdoors this summer by visiting Idaho’s State Parks! Participate or attend one activity for at least three different State Parks. National Parks and State Parks outside of our council area will count towards this patch. Don’t forget to use the hashtags- #gsssc and #gsoutdoors
Activities and Programs
Learn, grow, and discover with Girl Scout activities and programs.
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage offers unique, engaging activities and programs to help girls become leaders of tomorrow. Activities and programs include anything from STEM education events to self-esteem programs to anti-bullying campaigns and much more! Below are our current activities and programs.
Get Outdoors: Summer Bucket List!
Get outdoors this summer, and complete the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Summer Bucket List! Enjoy an updated list with new activities, as well as some of the fun old ones. Remember, all activities must be done outside to count! The Get Outdoors: Summer Bucket List Challenge starts May 1st and ends September 1st. After Girl Scouts complete 25 activities, they may purchase the patch from the council store (online or in person- but no free patches will be provided). Girls who complete 50* activities and turn the form into the Boise Council Office by September 1st, will be entered to win a special prize!
My Parks=My Adventures: Idaho State Parks
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- Girl Scout Leadership Experience– A national K-12 leadership curriculum and the umbrella under which Girl Scouts of Silver Sage operates. Girl Scout programming promotes critical thinking, problem solving skills and applied education through an inquiry-based learning environment that helps girls explore passions and develop new interests.
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)– STEM programming is incorporated into several areas of the Girl Scout curriculum. Hands on courses and activities explore topics such as computer programming, chemical engineering, robotics, satellite communications, and mathematics. Find our STEM activies here.
- Visions– An in-school program for at-risk, low-income 4th – 6th grade girls, Visions has been held during lunch time at various elementary schools throughout Treasure Valley for the past 13 years. The 10-week program is provided at no cost to girls. Visions guides girls through a series of focused activities designed to build self-esteem and confidence, and to develop competence in a variety of life-coping skills.
- Cookie Program– The Girl Scout Cookie Entrepreneurial Program is the largest girl-led business in the country. Girls plan and manage their troops’ cookie season activities and learn firsthand what it’s like to own a business. They also learn valuable skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
- Camps– From June to August, the council hosts several sessions of summer camp at Camp Alice Pittenger, located in McCall, ID and Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis in eastern Idaho. All of the activities at Girl Scout camp directly translate into concepts like confidence, self-discovery, character and courage. Camp helps girl to develop social skills by interacting with peers of various economic and social backgrounds. It also promotes teamwork, cooperation and individuality through outdoor adventures and other girl-led activities. See you at camp!
- Highest Awards– For more than one hundred years, Girl Scouting has honored girls who make a substantial impact in their communities through the Highest Awards program. To receive these awards, girls must successfully plan and execute a measurable and sustainable community service project. Use these tools to earn a Highest Award. Highest Awards at a Glance, Measurable Overview, Mind Mapping Tool, Root Cause Overview, Sustainability Overview.
- Destinations– Destination travel opportunities are GSUSA-approved USA and overseas trips for girls age 11 and older. Each destination has a unique theme offering girls a wide variety of experiences to choose from. Travel scholarships are available to all interested girls.
- Girls Looking Forward -In conjunction with the Bonneville County Department of Juvenile Corrections, the council developed this program for girls on probation in the Idaho Falls area. Participants meet every other week for six months to explore anger issues, decision making, and restorative justice. The curriculum includes sharing educational videos, personal stories, and is guided by the national K-12 Girl Scout curriculum.
- Adaptive Troop – In the Idaho Falls area, an adult volunteer and social work intern from Brigham Young University lead an 18 and over troop for women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Currently 15 women participate in the troop that meets once a week to work through the K-12 national Girl Scout curriculum.
If your girl is interested in participating in any of the programs outlined above, please call (208) 377-2011 or email us.
Free Being Me
“Did you know that six out of ten girls stop doing what they love because they feel bad about the way they look?”
GSUSA, in partnership with the World Association of Girl Guide and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and Dove, has launched Free Being Me, a global leadership program developed to give girls a safe space to strengthen their self-confidence.
Free Being Me will help girls understand from a global perspective that a greater diversity of beauty exists and give them opportunity to take action to promote this diversity to girls locally and globally. Importantly, Free Being Me can be used to introduce or enhance girls’ experiences along the It’s Your Story-Tell It! leadership Journey series.
The new Free Being Me Program Resource packs are now available!
The activities have been informed by world-leading research in body confidence and are a direct extension of the It’s Your Story-Tell It! Journey. Troops can choose to participate in Free Being Me activities on their own or as a part of completing the Journey. All girls who participate can receive the Free Being Me patch – at no cost, just by completing and turning in the troop participation form.
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Free Being Me Curriculum and Reports
Print out and turn in the participation report to our council office at:
1410 Etheridge Lane
Boise, ID 83704
Attn: Jeannie Pattan
Patches are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis.