June E-newsletter

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Still room for more at GS Camp

Hundreds of girls have already signed up to attend one of our Girl Scouts of Alaska summer camp programs. The camp staff is enthusiastic, energetic and ready to create the perfect camp experience for your daughter this summer. If you’re daughter hasn’t signed up for camp yet there are still programs that have openings:

Camp Togowoods:

·       June 20-25 (River Runners, Sojourners)

·       June 26-July 1 (Girl Scout Camp, River Runners, Lead On)

·       July 6-8 (3 Day Girl Scout Camp)

·       July 11-16 (Girl Scout Camp)

·       July 11-22 (Resurrection Trail)

·       July 17-22 (Girl Scout Camp, Hatchers Pass, Wet and Wild)

·       July 26-31 (Girl Scout Camp, Sojourners)

Girl Scout Day Camp at Singing Hills:

·       June 20-24 (Take Action)

·       June 27-July 1 (Discover: Nature)

·       July 11-15 (Take Action)

·       July 25-29 (Discover: Nature)

·       August 1-5 (Discover: Girl Scout Camp)

Camp Feather Winds:

·       August 7-12 (Explorers 9-12, Girl Scout Camp)

Camp Kenai Lake:

·       August 8-12 (Lead On)

Girl Scout Day Camp in Juneau:

·       June 27-July 1

·       July 11-13

·       July 25-29

For full details on the above programs and to register online go to www.girlscoutsalaska.org/programs/camps

Girl Scouts of Alaska also offers summer camp programs throughout Southwest and Southeast Alaska and on Kodiak Island. Girls don’t need to pre-register for these camps.  Make sure to check the website calendar for the upcoming camps in your area!

Traveling Troops

Did you have a blast at Encampment? Want more time to socialize with girls from across the country? Does your troop love to travel? The Troop Trip Cookie Credit deadline has been extended to the end of July, 2011, to allow troops to consider joining other Girl Scout Councils in their celebrations of the 100 Anniversary of Girl Scouting. Limited spots are left for girls to enjoy traveling with their cookie credits and their troops to explore our nation’s Girl Scout Councils.  If you have ideas, or want to explore traveling as a troop, contact:

Kay Shoemaker, Travel and Outdoor Specialist

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World Water Monitoring Day

In celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD), Girl Scouts can receive a free water test kit while earning credit toward the Get with the Land or Water Drop patches just by registering for both WWMD and National Public Lands Day! Registration is free for both programs. To receive a kit, troops must register with WWMD and indicate that they are affiliated with National Public Lands Day (NPLD), or register with NPLD and indicate that they are affiliated with WWMD. This can be done simply by checking the respective boxes while registering.  Kits will be shipped between July and September while supplies last. Please do not hesitate to contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions.


Jacqueline Connell, Water Environment Federation

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In 2006, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) developed a partnership with World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD). Through the WWMD program, Girl Scouts learn about the quality of their local waters by testing for dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature and turbidity (or clarity). These parameters represent basic elements that help determine water quality. Girl Scouts then submit their data into the worldwide database, where it is included in the annual WWMD report produced at the end of monitoring activities performed each year.

Head to Houston for the National Convention and Celebrate Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary!
November 9-13, 2011  

Ten girls, ages 13 and up, and two adults will be selected to represent Girl Scouts of Alaska in Houston, Texas during a trip November 9-13, 2011. As Delegates, girls will participate in programs on space flight, leadership, marketing themselves for scholarships, colleges, and careers, and in product research and design. Registration is open now, so jump on the chance to connect with hundreds of girls from across the country and enjoy the Houston area as you tour down in the sunny South. You will have the chance to add your voice to other girls, with the focus being, “Leadership and Innovation…the Next 100 Years”.  If you haven’t ever been to a Girl Scout National Convention before, here is your chance!  Girl Scouts of Alaska is sponsoring the program fee for the event, and the travel costs can be refunded with next years’ cookie credits.  Total fee for girls is $2,000. Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is hosting the event, and have set aside hotel space for us.  

The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a program based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girl leaders in Girl Scouting come together for interactive sessions and discussions on current issues impacting girls and the movement.
More than 1,200 girls - girls from every Girl Scout council in the nation - will converge in Houston for the 2011 National Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) held parallel to the National Council Session from November 10-13. This year's GSLI theme is "Leadership and Innovation, the Next 100 Years," with a focus on interactive sessions designed to excite, inspire, and prepare girls to become leaders and encourage them to take action in the world around them.
Each Girl Scout council has been invited to bring a group of ten Girl Scouts ages 13 and older, as well as two chaperones in accordance with GSUSA safety guidelines for this age level.
Girls will participate in the opening and closing ceremonies and attend sessions that concentrate on the following:
•    Global connections
•    I <3 Girl Scouts
•    Innovation in marketing
•    Innovation in business
•    Innovation in technology
•    Leadership

Additionally, as part of the GSLI, girls will do their part to kick off Girl Scouts Forever Green and participate in other convention activities including the plenary sessions and the Conversations of Consequence. The GSLI will wrap up on Saturday, November 12, in time for girls to join in the 100th anniversary celebration and evening festivities.   
Registration information for girls and chaperones: If you are interested in representing GSAK at the leadership institute please register through the website (Click on the date on the calendar) by July 20. The final group will be selected by July 31, 2011. Two adult chaperones are needed to travel with the girls.

For more information, or to register for the Destination, contact:
Kay Shoemaker
Travel and Outdoor Specialist
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Dear Girl Scouts,

I was wondering if there is a Daisy, Brownie or Jr troop that would be interested in doing a Flat Stacie Swap with a troop in Illinois. We are located right outside of Chicago. Please let me know or pass along my contact info. I have a Brownie troop.

Thank You!
Christina Seaman

4100 Lacey Rd.
Grove, IL 60515

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Phone: 630-962-4965

Other Opportunities


Tues., June 21-
C.E.R.T. training; 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wed., June 22-
C.E.R.T. training; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thurs., June 23-
C.E.R.T. training; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Girl Scouts would like to announce C.E.R.T. training for girls, adults, parents, siblings and families.  Please email to all of your families….held at the Knik Fire Station Training Facility near Camp Togowoods, on mile 6.9 KGB Road.

Everyone is welcome to attend – we need a minimum of 20 people to attend and a maximum of 30.


This is a FREE class and runs for 2 ½ days – participants need to commit to going to ALL sessions. Everyone who completes the class gets a book and a national Citizen Corps certificate. This is an accredited FEMA course. The age range is 12 years old and up.  The idea is that they will be mature and serious about the training.  Plus have the attention span for the length of the training.

The deadline to sign-up to attend (we will cancel if we do not get the 20 min) is  Friday, June 17 at 3:00 pm  - to register go to www.girlscoutsalaska.org and click on  program, registration, adult training and then enter your information.

GSUSA has a Emergency Preparedness Patch Program as well. http://www.citizencorps.gov/downloads/pdf/councils/Girl%20Scouts%20Emergency%20Preparedness%20Patch%20Program%20FINAL.pdf  for all age levels…

To learn more about CERT go to http://www.citizencorps.gov/cc/CertIndex.do?reportsForState&cert=&state=AK

Description from their website: 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.



Community Emergency Response Team


Course Manager: Bea Adler 373-8822 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Location: Fire Station 6-2 mile 6.9 Knik Rd.

Tuesday, June 21                                                                             

8:30 – 9:00

Welcome & Introduction to CERT

Bea Adler

9:00 - 11:00

All Hazards

Bea Adler

11:00 - 12:00

Mitigation & Preparedness

Bea Adler

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch and video


12:30 – 3:00

Disaster Medical Operations Part 1

Bill Mackreth

3:00 – 5:30

Disaster Medical Operations Part 2

Bill Mackreth


Wednesday, June 22

8:30 - 10:30

Light Search & Rescue


10:30 – 12:30

Fire Safety


12:30 – 1:00

Lunch and video


1:00 – 2:30

Disaster Psychology

Sarah Sanderlin

2:30 - 3:30

CERT Organization

Bea Adler

3:30 – 4:30


Bea Adler


Thursday, June 23

8:30 – 9:30

Course Review

Bea Adler

9:30 - 11:30

Disaster Simulation & Debrief


11:30 – 12:00

Presentation of Certificates


·       Please bring your lunch and snacks

·       The kitchen has a refrigerator & microwave for your lunch and snack preparations.

·       Please dress to be comfortable getting down on the floor for hands-on practice.

·       Remember to wear sturdy shoes, no sandals

Beatrice (Bea) Adler

Emergency Management Programs Coordinator

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Department of Emergency Services

680 N. Seward Meridian Pkwy.

Wasilla, Alaska 99654


phone (907) 373-8822

fax (907) 376-0799


Anchorage Bowl

Girl Scout Programs

July 4- Fourth of July Parade. Come Join the Girl Scouts of Alaska marchinging the Fourth of July Parade!

  • All Girl Scouts of all levels welcome!  Come with your troop, or join us on your own!
  • Girls—come ready to walk, OR decorate your kick scooters (no bikes or motorized scooters, please)infestive 4th of July colors!

We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of 8th Ave. & H Street.  If you are interested, please e-mail Julie Moore at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Community Events

June 21 – Cook Inlet Tribal Council is having a Youth Leadership Summit Tuesday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. here at the CITC building. If you have any youth or know any youth ages 14 – 24 please sign them up with Anthony Hernandez. We would like youth to RSVP by June 15. Attached is the Youth Leadership Summit flyer and Agenda. Please share this information with people you may know. If there are any questions feel free to contact me.

Also, this event is open to all youth regardless of ethnicity/race.

Anthony G. Hernandez

Youth Opportunity Life Skills Instructor

Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

3600 San Jeronimo Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

OFFICE: (907) 793-3114

FAX: (907) 793-3589

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 July 9- First Annual Anchorage Weed Smackdown, Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Valley of the Moon Park (rain or shine). Chugach National Forest has invited Girl Scouts to join them for this fun event. What is it? Fairbanks has challenged the rest of Alaska to a family-friendly competition to control invasive plants.  This event will be fun, with free lunch and drawings for prizes! Help us show Fairbanks and Kenai that we can make a huge difference in preserving Alaska’s fish, wildlife and natural areas.  All ages are welcome – troops are encouraged to register by June 10 at http://weedwar.org/ for more info, please contact 441-7366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .