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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.

Current Programs

Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2021

Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2021:

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage is joining Girl Scouts all over the country in exploring the natural wonders of Idaho’s state parks. On September 11 and 12, Girl Scouts nationwide, along with their troops, friends and family, will celebrate our shared love of the outdoors.

Use the ideas below to show your appreciation to the outdoors or come up with your own!   

Outdoor Programming Partnership with Lucky Peak State Park:

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage is partnering with park rangers at Lucky Peak State Park to offer fun and exciting outdoor programming for Girl Scouts!

You can register for one of the workshops facilitated by Lucky Peak State Park Rangers  through the links below or, join us at the event for one of the drop-in activities from 11:00am – 3:00pm.  Thanks to our partnership with Lucky Peak State Park, the Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee to Lucky Peak is waived for Girl Scouts during this event!  Lucky Peak will have parking passes for you upon entrance, but you will need to notify park staff at the entrance kiosk that you are with Girl Scouts.

Drop-In Programming from 11:00am-3:00pm, no registration required:

  • Animal tracks nature walk called “Scout’s Footprint Friends”. Participants pick up a field guide that teaches them about the ecosystem and food web, then leads them on a scavenger hunt to identify animal tracks throughout the park. Ages 6-12, *adult assistance recommended for ages 6-8. 

  • Experience Idaho Loaner Backpack Program. Participants can check out a backpack that has naturalist field guides, compass, insect nets, binoculars, etc. for them to explore the wonders of nature in the park at their own pace. Ages 6+, *adult assistance recommended **backpack quantity limited

  • Junior Ranger Program. Participants can pick up a Junior Ranger guide, take the pledge, and learn how to be protectors of Idaho’s parks and share their discoveries. Participants can complete actions to earn stamps and awards like a Lucky Peak Junior Ranger Badge! Ages 6-12, but all ages are welcome to participate.

Drop-in programming will be located at the Concession Stand/Paddleboard Rental location at Sandy Point Unit of Lucky Peak State Park.

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Orienteering, Solar Walk an Astronomy Programs, registration required:

Friday, September 10th, 9:00-11:30pm, Astronomy (Star Gazing) Night, all ages:  Learn about the constellations, galaxy, planets, and nebulae. Telescopes and viewing screen will be on site! (East Parking Lot of Spring Shores Marina Unit of Lucky Peak State Park)

Saturday, September 11th 1:00-1:45pm, Map & Compass Program, K-3rd Grade:  Participants are introduced to orienteering skills, using a map and compass to find locations around the park and hunt for buried treasure! (Sandy Point Unit at Lucky Peak State Park)

Saturday, September 11th 2:00-2:45pm, Solar Walk Session 1, Ages 7+:  Participants take a guided walking tour through our Solar System, learning fun facts along the way. They will get to experience a close up look at the sun through a solar scope! (Sandy Point Unit at Lucky Peak State Park)

Saturday, September 11th 3:00-3:45pm, Map & Compass Program, Ages 8+:  Participants are introduced to orienteering skills, using a map and compass to find locations around the park and hunt for buried treasure! (Sandy Point Unit at Lucky Peak State Park)

Saturday, September 11th 4:00-4:45pm, Solar Walk Session 2, Ages 7+:  Participants take a guided walking tour through our Solar System, learning fun facts along the way. They will get to experience a close up look at the sun through a solar telescope! (Sandy Point Unit at Lucky Peak State Park)

Saturday, September 11th, 9:00-11:30pm, Astronomy (Star Gazing) Night, all ages:  Learn about the constellations, galaxy, planets, and nebulae. Telescopes and viewing screen will be on site! (East Parking Lot of Spring Shores Marina Unit of Lucky Peak State Park) 

Ahead of their park visits, Girl Scouts and their friends and families can pledge to Pick Up AmericaThis weekend is all about showing how much we love state parks! Girl Scouts have always been dedicated protectors of the environment, and that tradition continues today. One easy way to help parks is to (safely) pick up trash when you see it.

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Can’t make it to Lucky Peak? Here are other options to get involved:

Get your Girl Scouts Love State Parks passport! - Get your Girl Scouts Love State Parks passport for free to guide your adventures throughout the weekend and unlock your Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2021 Patch. (Eco-friendly tip: if you’re printing it, use the double-sided setting.)

Download Passport (PDF)

Explore Idaho and the Junior Ranger Program - The following Idaho State Parks have backpacks to borrow for free that allow visitors to do self-guided tours. These parks offer a Junior Ranger program for youth ages 6 to 12 to help children discover more about the outdoors while learning about state parks and making connections to the natural world. There is a digital option available here for those unable to make it to a State Park. Find a park near you!

-          Bruneau Dunes State Park

-          Cast Rocks State Park

-          City of Rocks National Reserve

-          Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park

-          Dworshak State Park

-          Harriman State Park

-          Hells Gate State Park

-          Lake Cascade State Park

-          Lake Walcott State Park

-          Massacre Rocks State Park

-          Ponderosa State Park

-          Priest Lake State Park

-          Round Lake State Park

-          Three Island Crossing State Park

USA Girl Scouts Overseas: Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2021 Online Event- On Sunday, September 12, join Leave No Trace Master Educator and USA Girl Scouts Overseas Global Facilitator, Melissa Riederer, as we explore the great outdoors and our relationship with mother nature. For more information and to register go here.

Don’t forget your patch!

A Girl Scouts Love State Park Patch is available for purchase, from the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Store Online or at our brick and mortar store at 8948 W Barnes St, Boise, ID 83709

Multicultural Community Celebration
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The Girl Scout Multicultural Community Celebration fun patch was designed to celebrate the countless contributions that diverse communities have made and continue to make in the United State. 

You can earn up to 5 patches and complete the circle over the course of the year!

Hispanic Heritage Month

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September is Hispanic Heritage Month. “¡Yo soy una Girl Scout!” Fun Patch is designed to provide Girl Scouts and volunteers of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the 21 Spanish-speaking countries and territories honored during Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Girl Scout Lotería. Lotería is the Spanish word for lottery—is often referred to as Mexican bingo, where illustrated cards depicting the Mexican aesthetic replace bingo balls. Latinx and Hispanic communities have been playing this game for hundreds of years, but in the past decade, it has become increasingly visible in the United States.

For Hispanic Heritage Month, we have reimagined Lotería to help us tell the Girl Scout story in a fun new way that can work to engage our current members and especially connect with new families. 

Lotería Cards

Lotería Print Set

Lotería Stickers

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.

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 GlanceMeasurable OverviewMind Mapping ToolRoot Cause OverviewSustainability 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.

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If your girl is interested in participating in any of the programs outlined above, please call (208) 377-2011 or email us.