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.
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).
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:
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.
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
Anchorage Bowl Opportunities
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.
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
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.
12 Bethel Women of Science
15 Camp Registration Opens
19 Breaking New Ground Event, Anchorage (Date Change!)