Don’t miss these outstanding winter program opportunities!
Shop Saturday Scrapbooking Event
Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 10 am-11 am for Daisy session- Click to register
Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 11 am-12pm for Brownie session- Click to register
Location: Madison Service Center
Stop by the Madison Service Center for a class taught by a professional scrap booker. Classes are geared for leaders or parents who want to teach their girls about scrapbooking. Girls are welcome to attend with an adult.
Girl Scouts Forever Green
In February, there will be kick-off events across the Badgerland Council, don’t miss out on the fun! Come learn how to reduce your waste and use less energy!
February 4, Session 1- 10 am-12 pm, Myrick Hixon EcoPark, La Crosse
February 4, Session 2- 1 pm-3 pm, Myrick Hixon EcoPark, La Crosse
February 9, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, Salvation Army Gymnasium, Janesville
February 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Jefferson High School, Jefferson
February 12, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm, Lusser Family Heritage Center, Madison
Only $4 for early registration!
Early Registration ends January 10th, Register on E-Biz here
Join in the fun, here is what to expect:
•Girls can make crafts and SWAPs reusing paper and plastic bags.
•Bring an old t-shirt and make it into a one-of-a-kind tote bag.
•Make delicious smoothies by riding a bicycle.
•Play games to learn about how our bodies use energy.
•Eat tasty snacks to get the most energy!
•There will be chances to explore the science of energy using cranks, bikes and light bulbs.
•There will be a No-Garbage Gala, where girls and troops can enter their piece of art, fashion or machinery that is made up entirely of junk that would have been thrown out-- come share your ideas on how to reduce waste!
•We have volunteers from the University of Wisconsin who can share their path college and science and engineering programs.
•All girls will receive the Girl Scouts Forever Green Patch!
Throughout 2012, Girl Scouts can work to reduce waste and track their results at the website girlscouts.org/forevergreen. Girls throughout the nation will be keeping track, the website is a great opportunity to track the amazing impact of girls!
More info at girlscouts.org/forevergreen
Power Up – Bullying Prevention Program
Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9am – 3pm
Location: Madison Service Center
According to research, 85% of girls are bystanders to bullying. Power Up uses fun, engaging activities to give girls the tools they need to make a difference when they see bullying happening around them.
Attend this training to become a Power Up facilitator. Started by Girl Scouts of Colorado, this video will give you an idea of what Power Up is all about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h89ni7ZEtQ
Training is free, and will take place at the Girl Scout Service Center in Madison. Snacks will be provided, but plan to bring a lunch. You do not have to be a current Girl Scout volunteer to become a Power Up facilitator. A volunteer application and background check will be required from all Power Up facilitators if it is not already on file.
Once you are trained, you may be asked to help facilitate Power Up with Girl Scouts in Badgerland Council. For more information on Power Up, contact Sarah Byer at email@example.com or 800.236.2710 X 1143.
Rock the Ice: Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting
March 10, 2:30 – 9:00 PM
Bradley Center, Milwaukee
Girl Cost/Adult Cost: $15 per person
Sponsored by: Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
Who’s Invited: Troops/Individuals with Adult
Join thousands of Girl Scouts, Girl Scout friends, supporters, family, and alumnae from across Wisconsin as we bridge to the second century of Girl Scouting. Come celebrate this amazing milestone with a glimpse of our historical past, learn more about the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, and a journey to the future.
Enjoy hands-on activities, games, and all things girl during the afternoon (2:30-5:00 PM). You will also be able to enjoy the Girl Scout exclusive concert with Singer/Songwriter Emily Hearn and an appearance and autograph signing session with Caroline Sunshine of Disney Channel’s Shake It Up (5:15-6:00 PM). Then finish the night by cheering on the Milwaukee Admirals hockey team as they get in the Girl Scout spirit (game starts at 7:00 PM) and play the Rockford Ice Hogs. All girls that attend this event receive a free 100th Anniversary Drawstring Backpack and an event patch.
If you wish to sit together with your Girl Scout troop, families and friends, include everyone on one registration form. Confirmation packets with tickets to event/game and meal vouchers will be mailed the week of February 20th.
Food Vouchers for redemption at the Hockey Game are available for an additional $5 per person. You can choose either a Hot Dog & Soda or a Soft Pretzel & Soda. If you do not purchase a food voucher, you will be responsible for purchasing your own refreshments at the hockey game.
Important Program Notes: Busing is going to be available for an additional cost from these locations: Beloit, Madison, Platteville and La Crosse. We will also be able to make bus stops at Dodgeville, Tomah, Mauston, Johnson Creek, and Delavan for groups of 5 or more. All buses are charter buses and will cost $30 per person in addition to the admission fee to the event.
Registration Deadline: February 11
Sign up on E-Biz
Saturday, February 12, 2012 from 1-3 PM
Location: Madison Service Center
SWAPS-Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere
Girls love SWAPS! What are they? Small trinkets girls love to trade with each other, especially at community or council wide events. How do you make them? With various craft materials. Where do you put them? On a hat, the back of a uniform, a lanyard, even a bulletin board. Find out how much fun you can have making SWAPS with your girls! Learn tips and tricks for making it easy to make and share SWAPS. This training is for adults only.
To register for any training on E-Biz, please click on the following link: http://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/tabid/728/Default.aspx?pid=31&Productcode=ENRICH
You can also register for any training in person at any service center or by calling Lorene Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, at 800.236.2710 X 1163.
Creating a ’Birthday in a Bag’ in honor of Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary
What better way to celebrate the milestone of 100 years of Girl Scouting then to serve our communities? We are asking all Badgerland Girl Scout troops to participate in the ‘Birthday in a Bag’ council wide service project during (or close to) Girl Scout week, March 11 – 17, 2012.
Through the Birthday in a Bag project we can celebrate Girl Scouts 100th anniversary, and we help ensure that all children have the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays as well.
This project is very simple but so meaningful! Your troop should put together non-perishable supplies to bake a birthday cake, be sure to include frosting and candles! You can also include decorations and party favors; whatever you think will make a great party! Feel free to pick a party theme (like treasure hunt) or a child’s age (like a five year old) and create your birthday party around that! And then you take all of your supplies and package it nicely into a bag, which you can donate to a local food pantry, homeless shelter, or family support agency! Maybe your community would like to present the birthday bags to an agency representative at a Girl Scouts Birthday party in your local community!
1. Pick an Agency to donate the bag to, a theme for the Birthday, and a budget if troop funds are being used.
2. Make a list of possible party supplies for your kit; be sure to include cake, frosting, and candles. Other supplies might be: theme plates and cups, juice, decorations, or party favors.
3. Divide up the items between girls to bring to the next meeting, or schedule a time to go shopping as a troop.
4. Package all of your items together, and make a nice label explaining what the kit is.
5. Deliver your ‘Birthday in a Bag’ kit to the local food pantry, homeless shelter, school guidance counselor, or church outreach program!
6. Fill out a program report form and order your patches!