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Camp Birch Trails Turns 50!

CBTJoin us as we celebrate fifty years of Camp Birch Trails! We are putting on a weekend of celebration.

On Friday, September 25 – Come relax, share stories, sit by a campfire, and explore camp. Bring a snack and beverage to share. There is NO charge for Friday. This event is open to alumni, staff, and donors. For more information see our flyer!

On Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27 – Everyone is invited to try their hand at archery, geocaching, canoeing, low ropes, games, a scavenger hunt, and so much more. For pricing and details see our flyer!

Fall Product is almost here!

Fall ProductThe Fall Product Program is awesome.

It’s easy to do!
You can earn funds for your troop and some super cool recognitions, too.
Planning something big? Raise funds for community service projects, events, trips, and more.

Did you know there are 1, 2, 3 ways to participate in our annual Fall Product Program?

Send emails to friends and family so they can order magazine, nuts, and chocolates online.|
Take in-person orders for magazines, nuts, and chocolates
Complete a Reach Out booklet.

Want to do all three? Great! Pick your favorite ways to participate and sharpen your five skills.

The details

September 14 – Online links for magazines, nuts, and chocolate available
September 14 – October 18 – In-person and online order taking
November 10 – Delivery begins

For more information attend your September service area leader meeting for more information and log on to Volunteer Connect.

I can’t wait to be me!

RS546_Brownie023Girl Scouts is special because we want you to be, well, you! Whether you can’t wait to…

Be bright. Be silly. Be curious. Be strong. Be brave. Be funny. Be messy. Be daring. Or be something else completely and total you!

In Girl Scouts you can be yourself, no matter who you may be. We love to help girls shine and celebrate all the many ways they are unique. Girl Scouts lets you try new things, make the best of friends, explore your world, and even help others.

I can’t wait to be me!

Join us for a great year!

2015/2016 Program Book!

RS1299_Picture 360bIt’s here, it’s here! The 2015/2016 Program Book is online. Check out all of the exciting events and programs we have planned. Do you want to explore camp at one of our fest programs, see a shows like Cinderella or The Nutcracker, solve a case like a crime scene investigator, zip-line the northwoods, take a Journey with Sunny, run the Thin Mint Sprint, or go to the craziest of circuses? You can!

All these programs and MORE are in this year’s Program Book!

 

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!

The early registration deadline is coming up quick!

I can't wait toWith June 30 is just a few weeks away, here are some great reason to early register:

  • Leaders can register the entire troop at once, which saves time and hassle during the busy fall!
  • When you register early memberships never lapse, so no one will miss out on our fantastic opportunities.
  • Girls who early register are more likely to stay involved.
  • Girls who early register online by June 30 will receive a free patch!

Know a girl who sold 165+ boxes of Girl Scout cookies?

Girls who sold 165+ boxes earned a $15 credit toward 2015-16 membership as a cookie recognition! To redeem this award their troop leader or parent needs to early register her before June 30. Don’t miss out another amazing year of Girl Scout adventures for only $5. She earned it!

Registration Still Open for Eau Claire’s Thin Mint Sprint

It’s a sprint to the finish! Have the courage to challenge yourself? The character to stick with it? The confidence that you’ll finish strong? We know you do! And with Thin Mints waiting at the finish line, what could be better?
Perhaps you are a Girl Scout friend located in the western region of our Council. Or maybe you are a runner up for a road trip to a new and fun 5K event! No matter your motivation, consider being a part of this fun and healthy event supporting the great mission of Girl Scouting.
Register today for this June 13 event!

Summer Hours

It’s that time again! Summer brings sunshine, fireworks, s’more made over the campfire, and summer Girl Scout hours. Our service centers/shops will start summer hours on June 1.

Service Centers and shops will be open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

*Please note the Eau Claire Service Center will be closed on Fridays starting June 1 through August 31.

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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