March E-newsletter

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Starting Today! Cookie Time!

Really! Cookies arrived this week in most communities in our council! Girls will begin delivering the cookies ordered during pre-sales and booth sales have begun.  Instant gratification is here…

Use the cookie locator at http://girlscoutsalaska.org/cookies/cookie-locatoror download the new Cookie Locator app from Little Brownie Baker! Just search ‘Cookie Locator’ on your phone’s App Store and download this free app.

Friday, February 25 kicks off cookie booth sales across the council. If you’re in Southcentral join us at the Alaska Aces hockey game for Cookie Booth Sale Kick-Off. Girls –come in uniform and get an exclusive patch!

STEM Across the Council

Women of Science & Technology Day Discover the worlds of science and technology through hands-on activities in three fun workshops!  Connect with local women working in science and technology-related fields.  This is Girl Scouts of Alaska’s signature event, and many troops’ favorite event of the year!

Girls will be grouped by age for the workshops. 

Register online or with an Event Registration Form or by phone through Ashley Weaver (907-273-0319 or 800-478-7448; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 

Cost is just $5 thanks to generous sponsorship by BP Foundation and the University of Alaska. Financial assistance is available.  For more information, visit our website at www.girlscoutsalaska.orgor call 907-248-2250 / 800-478-7448.

·      March 12, 2011 – Bethel @ KUC

·      April 2, 2011 - Soldotna*

·      April 16, 2011 - Kodiak* (Event is free to girls – Cost paid by Kodiak Service Unit)

·      April 16, 2011 – Dillingham (Tentative)

·      April 30, 2011 - Mat-Su*

* Pre-registration is available (and may be required) for these events. 

For more details, visit our website (www.girlscoutsalaska.org).      

 

No Boundaries

helps students explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while learning about NASA — the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Working at NASA is like exploring space. If you have the curiosity, determination and problem-solving skills, the opportunities are many. 

Check it out at  http://www.usatodayeducate.com/nasa/

Last year's winner was a GS from Arizona.  Check out her story here:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/jpl/education/zoe-20100824.html

Dream.  Engineer. WISH.  Women In STEM High School Aerospace Scholars

Engineer your dream job! Your adventure begins in Spring 2011 with an online community and culminates with a summer experience at NASA Johnson Space Center in Summer 2011.  

Collaborate with girls from across the country and female NASA engineers and interns. Get ready to start your dream! For specific project information, visit http://wish.spacegrant.org. Deadline:  March 14, 2011.

 

Uncommon Space Design Competition What would you do if you could play in, change, occupy, affect, improve or adorn a public space? How would you engage your community to make common space uncommon?

Submit your ideas on how to make common space uncommon. (3) $500 CASH PRIZES! Entries due March 30, 2011. Learn more at www.commonspace-ak.org

Sponsored by Alaska Design Forum.

 

Breaking New Ground to Build the Future will now be held on March 19 (DATE CHANGE!!) at BP Energy Center in Anchorage.  Plan your world! Design a project! Build the dream! Have fun with construction!  Explore the world of construction in this fun patch-earning program run by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), exclusively for Girl Scouts! 

Activities will include hands-on projects and interaction with women who work in the construction industry. There are 2 sessions of this event: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM (session 1) or 1:15 – 4:30 PM (session 2).  Registration is open now through March 11 (or until event fills) to Br/Jr/Cad/Sr/Amb level girls/troops, and both sessions are open to all age levels. 

 

Out of This World…Explore the link between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets (“Search for Life: Are We Alone?” narrated by Harrison Ford) and view a live show followed by Q&A at UAA’s new Planetarium and Visualization Theater. This state-of-the-art facility is the first digital planetarium in the state of Alaska, featuring a 33-foot dome and impressive digital technology. Join us for these exclusive Girl Scout shows at the planetarium!  Daisies/Brownies: Apr. 1, 6:00 – 7:00 PM; Jr/Cad/Sr/Amb: Apr. 29, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Register through the Anchorage office 248-2250 ($8 per girl includes patch; $7 per chaperone).  www.uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium

 

Older Girl Info

Travel Opportunities

Want to travel the world? Does the idea of connecting with Girl Scouts in Japan sound exciting? Apply for Girl Scouts of Alaska's International Destination for the summer of 2012. A team of Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts from Alaska will travel with seasoned trip leaders to explore Japan and discover a different culture. Applications are due in the Anchorage office (or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by March 1st, 2011. If you have questions, please contact: Kay Shoemaker at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone 907.273.0393/800.478.7448.

Anchorage Bowl Opportunities

2011 Scouting for Food Drive

Please join fellow Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as we collect food to help hungry Alaskans April 8 – 10 in Anchorage, Eagle River, JBER.

There are several ways to help! All options are appropriate for all age levels.

Option 1: Sign up your troop to distribute door hangers and collect food from local neighborhoods.

Option 2: Sign up your troop to work at an entrance at a Carr’s or Fred Meyer’s store.  Distribute flyers and collect purchased food or monetary donations from shoppers.  (Appropriate for all age levels)

Option 3: Sign up your troop to help sort the donated food at the Food Bank of Alaska the week after the food drive.

Troops who are interested in participating should sign up on the neighborhood map, located at the Boys Scouts of Alaska Council shop at 3117 Patterson Street, Anchorage.   Troops can also contact BSA scout coordinator, Illiya Pekich (229-0711) or GSAK staff member, Ann Corbett This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to specify how your troop will participate. 

Alaska Club Lock-In   

Saturday, April 2nd-Sunday, April 3rd

Lock yourself in the Alaska Club Anchorage East while you and your friends enjoy the sports facility.  Swimming, volleyball, tennis, racquetball, aerobic machines and movies are all at your fingertips for the night.  Open to girls 6th grade and up.

Cost:  Girls:  $20 for Girl Scout members, $25 for non-Girl Scouts, Adult Chaperone: no cost

At least 50 girls must be registered by March 5th in order to hold the event. 

 

Are you an Adult who plans to stay all night?  If so, we need you!

Adult volunteers (male or female) are needed for the Alaska Club Lock-In.  Without a minimum of 20 adult volunteers, this event will be cancelled. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tasha Nichols at 907-273-0312 or

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Camp News

 

Summer is coming fast!  The summer camp catalog will be mailed to girls and their parents and troop leaders this week.  The catalog will contain information about all our day and resident camp programs across the council.  Look for it posted on the website. Camp registration opens on March 15th and a discount is offered for online registration.

 

 

Looking Ahead…

March

12        Bethel Women of Science

15        Camp Registration Opens

19        Breaking New Ground Event, Anchorage (Date Change!)

 
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