There’s still time to sign-up for the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

DSCF8490That’s right! There’s a lot of summer left and that means there’s a lot of camp left. It’s not too late to sign-up for an amazing adventure at our incredible camps.

Sleep in a yurt, hike the woods, canoe Lake Olivotti, conquer the ropes course, and make new friends – Camp Birch Trails has it all!

Explore the woods, swim in a pool, ride a horse, and shoot archery, and make some new friends close to home –Camp Winnecomac is a place like no other!

Whether you want to be one with the water, get crafty, sleep under the stars, shoot archery, or try a little bit of everything, Camp is waiting for you.

Guess what? Sign up for a second (or third, or fourth) week at camp and get a $20 discount on your camp fees!

Start planning another adventure today! Already know what session you want to attend? Register today!

Want a stellar camp experience with your troop?

Our camps are at their best during the summer. Hiking, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, swimming, and campfires complete with s’mores are just the start of what our Girl Scout Camps have to offer. Experience all the excitement and adventure as a troop!

Outdoor Extravaganza
Canoe Lake Olivotti, build a campfire, and more with your troop! This program is perfect for first-time and seasoned campers. Food and activities are included.
Camp Birch Trails, Irma (map)
June 26-28, July 17-19, or August 7-9
Grades: K-12, adults, troops
Cost: $75/person

Weekend in the Woods
Take your troop meeting to the next level during this weekend of outdoor fun! Camp staff will lead some activities, and the rest of your time together at camp is up to you! Food is included.
Camp Nawakwa, Cornell (map) – July 18-19
Camp Sacajawea, Wisconsin Rapids (map) – August 1-2
Grades: K-12, adults, troops
Cost: $50/person

Register for troop camping today!

Girl Scout Ranger Program

Girl Scouts is excited to announce a partnership with the National Park Service to launch the “Girl Scout Ranger Program,” a joint venture connecting girls with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.

Through the program, girls can participate in a variety of organized educational or outdoor service projects. Additionally, Girl Scouts may design their own project that aligns with their Girl Scout Journey experience, various badge activities, or a Take Action (“highest award”) project. Girls who successfully complete projects will be awarded certificates from the National Park Service and Girl Scout patches.

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Choosing the Right Camp Experience

PrintSummer is almost within our reach and minds have enviably started to wonder to campfires, lightning bugs, and cannonballs off the dock. In our neck of the woods summer is magical. Make the most out of your Girl Scout’s summer with a week at camp. Girl Scout camp is filled with adventure, friendship, confidence building experiences, and, of course, lots of fun! There’s still time to register for the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

Q: How old is your camper?

A: Under seven years old?
Choose a one to five-day camp experience at Camp Winnecomac

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The 2015 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting

The annual GSNWGL Leadership Conference at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay, Wisconsin was a huge success. Last weekend over 200 Girl Scout volunteers and older girls attended sessions on everything from troop management and Silver and Gold Awards to African dance and computer programming. The conference’s keynote speaker Alison Gates, an art professor at UW Green Bay, spoke about her personal history in Girl Scouting and how the Girl Scout badges and uniforms in each era of Girl Scouting reflected the what idea of the model American girl was.

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Like last year, the GSNWGL Annual Meeting was hosted at the Leadership Conference. This meeting is a place for the GSNWGL Board of Directors to share with our membership everything that has been happening on both the financial and stewardship sides of our Council, elected new Board Members and Regional Delegates, as well as present Adult Awards.

Girl Scout Advocacy Day in Wisconsin

In true Girl Scout spirit, Chief Executive Officers and staff from the four Wisconsin Girl Scout Councils visited the capital in Madison on March 19. The group, known as the Wisconsin Girl Scout Alliance presented a briefing of the 2015 Girl Scout legislative agenda and invited newly elected female members of the Senate and Assembly, as well as current female members to participate in a (re) investiture ceremony for Wisconsin’s honorary Girl Scout Troop 1912.

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Marci Henderson, CEO Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland started off the session with a speech featured a heartwarming thank you note she had recently received from a local fourth grade girl expressing the pure joy and excitement in receiving her Girl Scout membership information.
Many prominent Wisconsin women spoke about their experiences as women in leadership including Senate Minority Leader, Senator Jennifer Shilling, Representative Dianne Hesselbein, and Representative Amy Loundenbeck. Girl Scout Advocacy Day is an important way for Girl Scouts to share information on the impact of Girl Scouts as well as issues facing girls and young women. Christy Brown, CEO Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast shared information from the Girl Scout Research Institute on the lasting impact of Girl Scouting. Denise Schemenauer, CEO Girl Scouts of Manitou presented the 2015 legislative agenda which includes a commitment to STEM opportunities and awareness of relational aggression. To end the day GSNWGL’s very own CEO, Gail McNutt led the investiture ceremony for the new legislators.

2015-01-17 09.29.56A highlight of the morning was Girl Scout Ambassador, Ananya Murali (Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast) who shared her experiences advocating for the girl voice in a conference at the United Nations this winter. Ananya was selected as one of the 4 girls from Wisconsin to make sure that girls voices were a part of the discussion. You can read all about Ananya time at the United Nations on GSUSA’s blog.

About the Wisconsin Girl Scout Alliance:
The Alliance represents girls’ interests before state legislators and Members of Congress, as well as with state departments and agencies. Through advocacy, we inform and educate about issues important to the well-being of girls and young women.

Sharing News with Local Media

Have you shared the amazing things your troop does with your hometown media? If not, it’s time to start! Is your troop about to complete a community service project, earn an award like the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards, or host an event for other Girl Scouts? These are great newsworthy things to share with your local media.

Submitting a story to local media is as easy as writing a press release. Haven’t written a press release before? Don’t worry we have a press release guide that walks you through all the steps, as well as a style guide to make writing easy.

2015 Camp Planner

Check your mailbox between January 12 and 23 to find the 2015 Camp Planner. Inside you’ll discover all the exciting adventures we have planned. Camp registration begins on January 14, 2015. Remember, girls can use the Cookie Dough they earn through the Cookie Program to fund fun at Girl Scout Camp. Want to start planning your summer now? Check out the sneak peek of our 2015 Camp Planner!