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  • Welcome Pat Pyke, CEO Girl Scouts of Silver Sage


    Dear Girl Scouts and friends of the Silver Sage Council,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors and CEO Search Committee, it is my pleasure to introduce Patricia Pyke, the new Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council effective June 26. Pat comes to Girl Scouts of Silver Sage from Boise State University (BSU), where she held a variety of high-impact positions during her 17-year career there. Most recently, Pat was Director of Research Development for the Division of Research and Economic Development at BSU.

    On a practical level, Pat has the expertise to manage complex budgets, lead diverse teams, and strategize for the growth and success of our council. She had a lead role in founding programs such as the “e-girls” STEM camp for high school girls and the university’s STEM Station, combined with her passion for building girl leaders, set Pat apart.

    Pat is a highly collaborative leader, is well-respected in the community, and has an amazing history in Girl Scouting, which she credits in whole for her love of the outdoors. We have really enjoyed getting to know her over the past months and I know she is looking forward to meeting each of you.

    We had many highly-qualified applicants from around the country who were carefully screened by Boise recruiting firm Route Networking Group. The firm helped our committee, made up of board and community members, to develop an efficient and thorough hiring process consisting of three distinct i...



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  • With help from local companies, Girl Scout camp expands summer offering at Camp Alice Pittenger


    Boise, Idaho (May 27, 2017) – Girl Scouts of Silver Sage has expanded summer camp activities at Camp Alice Pittenger, such as hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding, to include STEM exploration, adventure-seeking, and role-playing in major motion picture themes like “Muggle Magic” and “Camp Katniss.”

    Through generous funding from Idaho Power, Cabela’s, Albertsons, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, summer camp will create lasting memories and educational opportunities for more than 800 girls. At camp, girls learn team-building and leadership skills, challenge themselves to try new things, and form lasting friendships—all of which help them develop a stronger sense of self. Charitable contributions from local companies and individuals not only provide funds for programming, they make it possible for Girl Scouts to award more than $12,000 in camp scholarships to low-income girls.

    About Girl Scouts of Silver Sage: Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council is a girl-led youth organization thatserves more than 4,400 girls throughout southern Idaho and in parts of Northern Nevada and Eastern Oregon. The council, along with a team of 2,300 local volunteers, delivers educational leadership programs that build girls of courage, confidence, and character who positively impact the communities in which they live.

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  • St. Luke’s Supports Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Programs


    Boise, Idaho (April 26, 2017)St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund has awarded $10,000 to Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council programs. The Outdoor Program and Visions Program each received $5,000 in support of the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.

    The St. Luke’s Community Health Improvement Fund focuses on improving the lives of youth by supporting organizations, like Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, that promote life skill development, mentorship, healthy lifestyles, and the prevention of risky behaviors.

    Through its Outdoor Program, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage works to improve the health of girls in all regions in which St. Luke’s has a presence. The Outdoor Program features fun, interactive outdoor activities that encourage girls to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. The Outdoor Program aligns with St. Luke’s long-term objectives to get kids moving and adopt a healthy lifestyle in order to avoid obesity.

    The Girl Scouts of Silver Sage in-school Visions Program in Canyon County improves the health of low-income, at-risk girls by delivering a series of focused hands-on activities designed to build self-esteem and confidence. This program is proven to develop self-confidence, a sense of community, leadership skills, and healthy behaviors. Visions aligns with St. Luke’s goal to help improve and prevent mental illness in individuals in the Treasure Valley.