side menu icon
Activites-and-Programs Hero

Activities and Programs

microscope_32
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.

________________________________________________________________

Camp Experience Contest

file

Are you a Junior or older Girl Scout who has attended Camp Alice Pittenger? Share your experience! Send us a 250-350 word email explaining in detail your favorite moment at camp and how attending camp has positively impacted your life. We will be choosing one lucky winner to read their story at the CAP Shower House Opening Ceremony on May 20th

Send your submissions to media@girlscouts-ssc.org by May 10th!

A committee will review the submissions and narrow down the selection to three candidates who will present their experience to a group of Council staff. One candidate will then be selected to share their experience at the Shower House Opening Ceremony in the beginning of June. The lucky winner will receive a special prize and take the inaugural “shower” in the brand new shower house, that includes a $50 store certificate. They will also be welcome to participate in all activities for the ceremony that day including a tour, snacks and s’mores.

Juniors and older are invited to submit, must be outgoing and willing to speak in front of a large crowd! Transportation not included – potential for it to be organized.

________________________________________________

Current Programs

**Edit this component to add accordions**

     

  1. 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.
  2.  

  3. 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.
  4.  

  5. 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.
  6.  

  7. 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.
  8.  

  9. 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!
  10.  

  11. 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
  12.  

  13. 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.
  14.  

  15. 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.
  16.  

  17. 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.
smartphone03_32

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.

folder01_32

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.

clock_32

Get Started Now

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.