2016-2017 Pathfinder Event Guide

Upcoming Events for Girls 

To register for all events, complete and submit the Event Registration Form. For a full listing of events, view our Events Calendar*Unless otherwise stated, event registration closes two weeks prior to the event.

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March 25, 2017
Ketchikan Women of Science Day
Event Description: Engage in fun, hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math! Girls will need a lunch, snack and water bottle. Please dress for the weather as some groups may go outside! Girls must be accompanied by a troop leader or guardian.
Grades:
 ALL girls K-12 welcome! You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend. Bring your friends!
Cost: $10/girl, (financial assistance available) Fun patch included. 
To register: Submit this permission slip with payment to kfitzgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org or fax to 907-243-4819
Questions? Contact Kelly at 907-273-0308 or kfitzgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org
Pre-registration is recommended, day of registrations are accepted until capacity is reached.

March 25, 2017
Earth Hour 2017
Grades: All girls and families
When: 8-10 pm, Saturday, March 25, 2017
Where: Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
Event Description: Bring a 100% beeswax or soy candle and join the Alaska Zoo as we turn out the lights for one hour in celebration of the global event, Earth Hour. Enjoy a presentation on Earth Hour, a candlelit walk through the zoo, and some animal enrichment with the zoo’s polar bears. This event is FREE to the public, all we ask is that you make a donation to help fund Arctic animal conservation education, and capital projects like the Polar Bear Project! For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.
Cost: Free
For more event information: Contact Stephanie Hartman, Education Director, at (907) 341-6463 or at slhartman@alaskazoo.org.

March 31, 2017
Cake Bake
Grades: All Registered Girl Scouts, family, and friends
When: 6:30—8 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017
Location: Palmer Junior Middle School 
Event Description: Decorate a cake to auction off. The cake that makes the most money wins a prize! Come have fun doing some crafts related to cakes—cake walk, cake games, and cupcake decorating. During these fun activities, everyone can participate in a cake silent auction!
Cost: $2 per Girl Scout for supplies
Patches: Patches are $1.00 each. Patches are NOT included in the price of the event.
To Register:  Drop completed Valley Event Registration Form in the silver box at Learning Essentials in Wasilla or UPS Store in Palmer. No Cash, Checks only.
Registration Deadline: March 27, 2017
Note: Girls should bring a cake to auction off and 6 cupcakes to decorate for the cake walk.
Contact: Dee at dawnachasse@yahoo.com or 795-2302

April 1, 2017
A Dance through the Decades
When: 4 p.m, April 1, 2017
Where: St. Patrick’s Church, 2111 Muldoon Road, Anchorage, AK 99504
Event Description: The East Side Service Unit, along with the Alaska Christian Girl Scouts, do cordially invite all Girl Scouts to walk the red carpet for a night of fun, fashion, music and fabulous memories. This is a family event. Learn specifics about troops choosing a decade, having display tables, and bringing food items here.
Questions?: Laura Ison, 240-7991 or alaskaice@acsalaska.net

April 1-2, 2017
Wasilla Alaska Club Valley Lock-In
Grades: 4-12
When: 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1 – 6 a.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017
Location: The Alaska Club, Wasilla
Event Description: Come and enjoy an overnight event at The Alaska Club in Wasilla. The pool and waterslide will be open from 11:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. The gym will be open for basketball and volleyball. Movies in the theater. Rock climbing. Pizza and drinks will be provided. 
Cost: $15 per Girl Scout, Adult Chaperones are free. At least 1 female adult must attend with their troop. More are welcome. Adults will be supervising in different areas, including the pool. Please dress accordingly. 
Patches: Patches are $1.00 each. Patches are NOT included in the price of the event. Please order the number of patches you would like.
To Register: Drop completed Valley Event Registration Form in the silver box at Learning Essentials in Wasilla or mail to address on registration form. No Cash, Checks only.
Registration Deadline: Saturday, March 25, 2017 or when full. Event is limited to 100 Girl Scouts.
Note: Girls should bring: A snack to share, such as chips or cookies. Swim suit and plastic bag for wet suit (if you plan on getting into the pool). Sleeping bag if you want to take a nap. A personal water bottle/beverage, pillow, small water toys. Bicycle style helmet for rock wall. Wear comfortable clothes. 
Contact:
 Cheryl at girlscoutswasilla@yahoo.com cell 355-1994

April 8, 2017
Mat-Su Women of Science & Technology Day
Grades: All girls, regardless of Girl Scout membership
When: Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Girls in grades K – 3: Check in at 9:30; Workshops from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Girls in grades 4 – 12: Check in at 12:30 PM; Workshops from 1:00– 3:45 PM
Where: Mat-Su College (Check in at the Fred & Sara Machetanz Building)
Event Description: Join women professionals working in STEM careers for a day of workshops and fun. This event is open to ALL girls, regardless of Girl Scout membership. Each girl will have the chance to attend three different workshops on a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field. *Girls must attend with an adult troop leader or guardian.* View flyer here.
Cost: $8/girl, $0/adult Financial assistance available.

To Register: Fill out the registration form and mail it to the Girl Scout office in Anchorage or fax to Kelly FitzGerald at 907-243-4819.
Questions? Contact Kelly at 907-273-0308 or kfitzgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org

April 8, 2017
Me & My Guy Dance
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 8, 2017
Location: Mirror Lake Middle School
Event Description: Girl Scouts will dance the night away with their special guy at the My Guy and Me Dance. Guys should be a man of an older generation such as a father, uncle, brother, or the father of another Girl Scout. More information coming soon.
Cost: 
Early-Bird registration and payment due April 1, 2017:
$25 a couple/ $10 each additional Girl Scout
Payments the April 2, 2017 and later:
$30 a couple/ $15 each additional Girl Scout
To register: The registration process is through Sign –up Genius and you can pay on-line. To access Sign-up Genius click on https://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup in the ‘’Search by Email’ field and enter Stephanie’s email (stephmcdonaldmyguy@gmail.com). You can then register your daughter and her ‘guy’  and pay online.
Questions? Please contact the Event Coordinator, Stephanie McDonald at stephmcdonaldmyguy@gmail.com.

April 15, 2017
Open Gym Event
Grades: All Registered Girl Scouts
When: 7-10 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017
Location: Denali Gymnastics, 300 E Kalli Cir, Wasilla, AK 99654
Event Description: Come enjoy 3 hours of open gym time, including bars, beam, trampolines, and rings. Halfway through the night, we’ll have a light snack.
Cost: $20 per person
Patches: Patches are $1.00 each. Patches are NOT included in the price of the event. Please order the number of patches you would like.
To Register: Drop completed Valley Event Registration Form in the silver box at Learning Essentials in Wasilla or mail to address on registration form. No Cash, Checks only.
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2017
Note: Girls should wear an outfit with no buttons or zippers.
Contact:
Dee at dawnachasse@yahoo.com or 795-2302

April 22, 2017
Snow and Summer Safety by Debra McGhan
Grades: All Registered Girl Scouts
When: 11 a.m.—1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017
Location: St. Michael’s Church
Event Description: Come learn all about our wonderful state and all the things you can do in the snow and summer! You’ll also learn how to prepare safely for these activities.
Cost: $2 per Girl Scout
Patches: Patches are $1.00 each. Patches are NOT included in the price of the event. Please order the number of patches you would like.
To Register: Drop completed Valley Event Registration Form in the silver box at Learning Essentials in Wasilla or mail to address on registration form. No Cash, Checks only.
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2017
Contact:
 Dee at dawnachasse@yahoo.com or 795-2302

April 29, 2017
Digital Photography
Grades: Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts
When: 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: Camp Singing Hills, Chugiak AK
Event Description: The Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers is partnering with Girl Scouts for a day of photography fun. Learn the science behind taking a great photo and how to edit them using photo editing software.  Bring a brown bag lunch for this event and a digital camera. Cameras may be shared between 2-3 girls. If you need help accessing a digital camera contact Kelly.
Cost: $15.00 per girl, patch included (no cost for adults), financial assistance is available.             
Patch: Junior girls will earn the Digital Photography Badge and Cadette girls will receive a photography fun patch.
To register: Submit the event registration form with payment to kfitzgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org or fax to 907-243-4819 .
Program or registration questions? Contact Kelly at 907-273-0308 or kfitzgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org

April 29, 2017
Make Your Own Fairy Garden
Grades: All Registered Girl Scouts
When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: 2111 Muldoon Road, Anchorage, AK 99504
Event Description: At “Make Your Own Fairy Garden,” girls will paint a fairy house and make a fairy garden. Other activities include face painting, making your own fairy, enjoying a fairy-delicious snack, and listening to an enchanted fairy story. Space is limited. This event is sponsored by Troop 65 and is a fundraiser for a troop trip to Japan. View flyer here
Cost: $20
To register: Contact Kim Ballard at 229-9240 or kballard@gci.com

May 5, 2017
Baby Salmon Live Here
Grades: All girls welcome, K-12
When: 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Check-In will begin at 5:45pm on Friday, May 5, 2017
Where: Camp Singing Hills (Chugiak)
Event Description: Join Girl Scouts and Alaska Public Lands for a fun activity based on Baby Salmon. Come learn about Alaskan salmon, the salmon life cycle, appearance, and their importance in Alaska. Scouts will also take part in an interactive, educational game about salmon habitat, and learn a quick memory tool to remember the five types of salmon in Alaska.
To Register: Complete registration form and return with payment to kftizgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org or fax to 907-243-4819.
Cost: $5/girl, Financial Assistance Available
Questions: Contact Kelly FitzGerald at kfitzgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org or 907-273-0308

May 13, 2017
Mother/Daughter Paint Night
Grades: All Registered Girl Scouts
When: May 13, 2017
Location: St. Michael’s Church
Event Description: Come enjoy a special mom and daughter paint night party with some light snacks.
Cost: $15 per person
Patches: Patches are $1.00 each. Patches are NOT included in the price of the event. Please order the number of patches you would like.
To Register: Drop completed Valley Event Registration Form in the silver box at Learning Essentials in Wasilla, at UPS, or mail to address on registration form. No Cash, Checks only.
Registration Deadline: May 8, 2017
Contact: Dee at dawnachasse@yahoo.com or 795-2302

June 1-4, 2017
Encampment 2017
Encampment is a bi-yearly, three-day event where girls from across the council gather at the Palmer Fairgrounds to attend activities and workshops, enjoy meals and entertainment, and forge lasting friendships with other Girl Scouts.

Registration Information

Adult and non-member information:
Non-member girls can become members by completing a Membership Form and paying the $20 annual membership fee.
Troops/groups must always have appropriate adult-to-girl ratios per Volunteer Essentials, unless otherwise noted in the event description.
Individual girl members must attend with an adult, unless otherwise noted in the event description. 
Tagalongs (children of any age who are not participating in the program) are not allowed at events, unless otherwise noted in the event description.

Financial assistance for Council-run events only:
Financial assistance is available to girls wanting to attend Council-run event. A completed Financial Assistance Request Form needs to be attached to the Event Registration Form.

Cancellation policy for Council-run events only:
Cancellation requests are required in writing (e-mail preferred) to Kelly at kfitzgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org.
If a troop/group or individual cancels after the registration closing date, all money paid becomes nonrefundable unless we can fill the space(s) from the wait list. 
If we cancel an event, all money received will be refunded. 
Waitlisted individuals will be refunded after the event occurs.