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Girl Scouts Of Silver Sage Council Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

Mission: Girl scouts of silver sage council is a girl-led youth organization based in boise, idaho. The council, along with a team of 2,100 local volunteers, delivers relevant educational leadership programs that help build girls of courage, confidence, and character who positively impact the communities in which they live.

Programs: Product program: the girl scout product 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 - all of which are essential to leadership, to success, and to life.

membership development: all girl scout programs and activities support girls inside and outside of school and are designed to build self-esteem, integrity, a sense of community, and leadership skills--all of which enable girls to reach their full potential in school, in their personal lives and in their careers. 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. Programs are available year-round including after-school and weekends. (continued on schedule o)in addition to troop participation, there are special topic education programs that include stem, business skill building, money management, environmental stewardship, anti-bullying, healthy living, and positive values, just to name a few. An essential component of girl scouting is community service. Girls choose, manage, and participate in community service projects that benefit thousands of local families and individuals who are underprivileged, homeless, hungry, sick and/or disabled.

camp: girl scouts of silver sage council hosts week-long and weekend camp sessions each summer at camp alice pittenger in mccall, idaho. All of the activities at girl scout camp directly translate into concepts like confidence, self-discovery, character and courage. Girl scout camp allows girls to grow their self-esteem and social skills by interacting with peers of various economic and social backgrounds. During their stay, girls are continuously immersed in nature which educates them on the importance of environmental stewardship. Camp also promotes teamwork, cooperation and individuality through rafting, horse riding, archery, campfire socials and other girl-led activities. The camp environment offers girls a unique combination of fun, friendship, and community.

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