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Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout: Ruth Sternfels Gresham

Girl Scouts is celebrating the centennial of its Highest Award this year, and we’re super excited to feature some of its recipients! We sat down with Ruth Sternfels Gresham, a recipient of Girl Scouts Highest Award, who is also celebrating her centennial birthday in July.

Here’s what we learned…

Ruth became a Girl Scout when she was 12-years-old and remains a proud Girl Scout today. She’s been a teacher, mother, an avid volunteer, donor, and supporter of numerous organizations in addition to Girl Scouts, including the Salvation Army, her hometown elementary school, and local museums.

You can read more on GSUSA’s blog!

We here at GSNWGL can’t get enough of our local Girl Scout hero’s story. That’s why we sat down with her for a long form interview.  Here’s Ruth’s Girl Scout story, as well as, her insights on the world, and her trail blazing spirit!

She’s ready for sleepaway (resident) camp!

Is your daughter a pro at slumber parties? Does she love trying new things and having fun? Does she want to spend every summer moment with her friends?

Then she’s ready for sleepaway (resident) camp!

CampRecruitment_SM_2We know it can be tough for a parent to send their daughter to resident camp. But we know what we’re doing. Our camps are filled with highly-trained, energetic staff who will lead campers in safe, girl selected activities all week long. She’ll sleep, eat, and play in awesome outdoor and indoor facilities that are well cared for. Your daughter will try new activities and foods, she’ll explore the woods and waters of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, learn some amazing new skills, and she’ll make friends along the way.

Girls tell us that camping was their number-one most memorable outdoor experience in Girl Scouts. Attendance at Girl Scout resident camp supports girls’ leadership development. Girls who attend camp are better at overcoming challenges, learning skills, and working together effectively.

GSNWGL offers incredible resident camps all summer long and we can’t wait for your daughter to join us! Check out our Camp Guide for a complete listing of this summer’s sessions.

SummerHours2Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes will be closed Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

We will move to summer hours from:
May 31 to September 2
Summer hours are:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon