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  • Fall Product Trainings Scheduled


    Mark your calendars!

    Service Unit Fall Product Training – August 21st

    Service Unit Fall Product Training Webinar – August 22nd

    Fall Product Training @ Fairview – August 23rd

     

    Much more information, including times and locations, will be emailed out to you soon!

     

  • Solar Eclipse August 21st!


    Get ready to look at the sun!

    The solar eclipse will be Monday, August 21, 2017 and we've got the resources you need for your troop viewing! Sharica Robinson, our STEM Coordinator has everything from eclipse supply kits to digital copies of the official GSUSA eclipse curriculum and so much more!

    Don't miss this opportunity to make memories with your girls!

    Contact Sharica at info@gswestok.org   

     

    We've got more eclipse activities happening woth some of our community partners!

    ·         Science Museum OK

    o   https://www.sciencemuseumok.org/eclipse-2017-oklahoma-city

    o   The museum is an official NASA eclipse viewing site. They will have telescopes setup with live images from our telescopes plus the NASA live video from the path of totality, both on split screen in the museum. In addition they will have a special desk setup where questions can be answered and special shows in the planetarium. They will have eclipse viewing ‘glasses’ available for people to view the eclipse as well. The eclipse will begin Monday August 21 at 11:36AM, maximum at 1:36 PM and end at 2:30. During maximum here in Oklahoma City, we will experience about 85% of the sun covered by the moon. It should be quite a sight even though we won’t see totality.

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  • We Appreciate Your Feedback!


     

    Here at Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, we are always trying to improve our girl's experiences. To help us serve our girls and volunteers better, we want to conduct a survey to understand how you view our events and activities put on by our council!

    From now until August 11, 2017, we will be conducting an event survey. Please take a moment and tell us how you feel about our past events and which ones are your favorite and which are your least favorite.

    The survey takes only 2 minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous.

    The more feedback we get, the better equipped we will be to improve our existing events and develop new ones!

    So please take a moment to complete the survey. We value your feedback. And we look forward to reporting what we learn from the survey results in the coming new membership year. Thank you!

    Survey

  • GSWESTOK and Devon Energy Present at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference


    Sharica Robinson, STEM Coordinator at GSWESTOK and Allison Baily, Community Relations Coordinator at Devon Energy recently had the opportunity to attend and present at the 6th Annual NSTA STEM Forum & Expo in Orlando Florida.  

    Sharica spent time experiencing many exhibitor booths, attended several workshops and highlighting the Devon/GSWESTOK STEM Kits by hosting her own workshop. Together with Allison, Sharica gave an overview of the Devon STEM Kits, the partnership between Devon and GSWESTOK, and expanded on STEM alternatives outside the classroom.  

    As Sharica delivered her presentation, guests at the workshop worked through some STEM Kit activities such as Teddy Bear Boat Ride and Getting The Oil Out. Both activities provide the opportunity to learn the basics of design while learning about the physical principles of buoyancy, displacement and density.

    GSWESTOK would like to thank Devon Energy for the opportunity, partnership and additional support that allowed for this experience!

  • Discounted Disney Tickets


     

    We're so excited for our upcoming GS Day at Lyric Theatre on Saturday, July 15 at 2pm.

    This show, Disney's When You Wish, will bring to life all of your favorite songs from all of your Disney favorites!

    In addition to 25% off tickets, Girl Scouts will get an exclusive Fan Experience, including a backstage tour, Q&A with show creatives and awesome photo ops!

    Tickets are limited. Get yours today by visiting LyricTheatreOKC.com and using the Discount Code, “LYRICGSD17"!

  • Three Service Units Sucessfuly Submit 100% Financials


    Congratulations to Service Unit 626 Elk City, Service Unit 649 Moore and Service Unit 688 Piedmont!

    They successfully submitted 100% of their end of year financials by the June 30 deadline and recieved a bonus 20 Standards of Brilliance points!

    Shout out to Service Unit 705 Ardmore who came in at 85%!

    Troop Financials can be an overwhelming piece of volunteering for Girl Scouts. GSWESTOK has a designated Troop Finance staffer who is committe to easing the burden and providing any support needed to our volunteers. Troops MUST have their financials turned in to participate in the money-earning activities such as Fall Product and Cookie Sale.

    Once again, big congrats to these Service Units for their success!

    Likewise, if you need some extra support, don't hesitate to call the council office or email info@gswestok.org with your questions! We're here to help you!

  • Earn Your Art Badges With Danny Gordon!


    Danny Gordon Art Studio is offering Art Workshops for Girl Scouts!

    Classes for troops and for individuals. Tagalongs are welcome to join the class for the same fee but must be scheduled to ensure supplies are available.

    $35 includes: 3 hour class with instruction, all supplies, snack, certificate of completion, GSUSA Art Badge, complimentary bookmark and SO MUCH FUN!

    These workshops are partner-led programming, and the art badge curriculum has been approved by GSWESTOK.

    GSWESTOK is not liable for cancellations or refunds.

    Please contact Danny Gordon Art Studio for all scheduling and questions.

    To see a full schedule of Girl Scout Workshops visit: http://dannygordonart.com/p/girl-scout-badge-workshop

    405-406-2102 or 405-234-0079

    email: dgordonart@sbcglobal.net

     

  • Camp E-Ko-Wah Lost & Found


    Summer is in full swing at Camp E-Ko-Wah and that means we are rapidly collecting items for our Lost & Found!

    Keep your eyes on our Facebook page, that's where you'll see photos of what we currently have.

    You may retrieve your items by coming to the council office in OKC and picking them up in the Internet Cafe.

    All items will be kept until Labor Day, after that time they will be donated.

  • Choose the Mascot for Our 2019 Cookie Season!


  • Top Cookie Sellers Head to Disney World


    Four of GSWESTOK's top cookie sellers, along with the Product Sales staff boarded a plane and headed to Orlando Monday morning for an adventure of a lifetime!

    The trip to Walt Disney World was a special 100th Anniversary Sale Recognition for sellers who wold 3500 boxes or more.

    You can follow along with their adventures on the council Snapchat channel, gswestok_official, and keep watching our Instagram and Facebook for updates!

     

  • Camp Improvements


    Improvements to Camp E-Ko-Wah are currently underway in time for the 2017 Summer Camp Season!

    The brand new horse barn is currently under construction, and improvements to other areas of the property are also underway! Be sure to get your Girl Scout registered for camp this summer! Don't forget to include the Camp Care Packages as well!

  • Adventure Day Camp Now Accepting 1st Grade Girls!


    Join us for an action packed week! Girls will take field trips to the Oklahoma City Boathouse District to participate in dragon boating, kayaking, rafting, and even take a ride on the zip line over the channel!  Girls will get a firsthand rowing instruction and will tour the Olympic training facilities. When not at the boathouse girls will participate in traditional camp activities like STEM, arts and crafts, team building, and songs! Guest speakers will even drop in to teach the girls yoga, talk about different sports and exercise. This week is full of action, fun, and friendship!!

    This camp is for Grades 1,2,3,4 & 5.

    June 26-June 30, 2017

     

  • Danny Gordon Art To Host Art Badge Classes


    Danny Gordon Art is now offering classes to complete art badges! Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes can take classes in Basic Drawing, Comic Artist adn Logo Design. (More classes are currently being developed!)

    Troops may call to set up class dates for troops or individuals. The classes are 3 hours and cost $35

    Contact by phone 405-406-2102 or 405-234-0079 and sign up today!

    Danny Gordon Art
    7912 NW 23rd St
    Bethany, OK 73008

  • Sylvia Acevedo Named Permanent Chief Executive Officer Of Girl Scouts Of The USA


    After a thorough nationwide search, during which many highly qualified candidates were considered, our National Board has named interim leader Sylvia Acevedo the permanent CEO of our 105-year-old organization. A lifelong Girl Scout and longtime business leader, Sylvia has held the title of interim GSUSA CEO since June 2016. Before that, she was secretary of the GSUSA Board of Directors. She is an enduring champion of girls’ and women’s causes who brings a deep understanding of the youth leadership market and the evolving needs of today’s girls to her role at permanent CEO. Ms. Acevedo has also advocated for Hispanic, Asian, and other minority populations in the U.S. throughout her career and is a White House commissioner on the Presidential Initiative for Hispanic Educational Excellence. “I am truly honored to have been selected for this role,” said Sylvia. “Throughout my career, I have been deeply committed to helping girls cultivate the skills they need to excel in life. I firmly believe they can change the world, and that at this decisive moment in time, we need their courage, confidence, and character more than ever.” She continued, “Girl Scouts has always been an important part of my life, helping me as a young girl to develop the skills to become a leader. My focus [at GSUSA] has been to raise the profile of the Girl Scout Movement and mission, with the targeted aim to grow membership. So I am excited to be able to move forward with t...



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  • Last Week for Early Campership Discounts and Camper Scholarship Applications


    The clock is ticking on some very important camp dates!

     

    • Get $25 off of Camp just by registering before April 30th!
    • All Camp Scholarship applications are due by April 30th at 11:59 p.m.

     

  • Now Hiring For Summer Camp Staff


    Camp E-ko-Wah and our Council Ran Day Camp are looking for staff! Must be 18 years or older to work at Camp E-Ko-Wah and 16 or older to work at Day camp. We are also looking for a nurse/EMT/physician to work at Camp E-Ko-Wah this summer. For more information or to apply go to www.gswestok.org/careers If you have any questions please email Jess Randolph at info@gswestok.org

  • Oklahoma History Center Offers Badge Program


    The Oklahoma History Center is offering badge workshops for Girl Scouts of all levels. Work towards the badge of your choice: Celebrating Community, Gubs, Geocacher, Textile Artist and more! Contact the History Center and let them help organize something for your troop today! 405.522.0791 or email education@okhistory.org

     

  • Save The Date-Cookies & Cocktails Set for August 17, 2017


    Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma is hosting its 6th Annual Cookies & Cocktails event on Thursday, August 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Science Museum Oklahoma!

    Local restaurants, in partnership with GSWESTOK, will create a one-of-a-kind sweet or savory specialty snack using our famous Girl Scouts Cookies. Guests will sip cocktails, sample treats from local restaurants, and bid on amazing raffle items. Local “celebrities” will judge each entry and guests will submit their votes for the best “snack” of the night.


    Proceeds will benefit the Girl Award program, which supports local troops and individual girls as they discover needs in their communities, connect with teams to share their vision, and take action to make their corner of the world a better place. Additionally, proceeds will support the Gold Award Scholarship Fund.

  • GSWESTOK Girls Selected As Delegates To United Nations


    Last month, four Girl Scouts from our council traveled to New York City to serve as delegates at the United Nation's 61st Commission on the Status of Women. The girls were representing Girl Scouts of the USA, as well as insuring that girls and the girl voice were being represented.

    Through an in-depth application process that included interviews with chosen OKC professionals, four girsl were selected out of 41 applications.

    Jamie Seber is a Junior at Midwest City High School, where she is in the National Honor Society, Indian National Honor Society, 4.0 Club and German and Spanish Club. She has been a Girl Scout for 8 years and has completed both her Bronze and Silver Awards. Jamie was inspired by the book I Am Malala, and spent her week focusing on sessions taht highlighted education, and creating ways to make education available to everyone. Jamie's role was that of an Advocacy Liason. She was responsible for standing up during events and giving perspective on discussions from a girl's point of view.

    Ella Moxley is a Junior at Norman North High School where she is a member of the Feminism Club, President of the Young Democrats, Vice President of the Science Olympiad and a member of the Model UN. She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and believes that experience has given her the leadership skills that will help her tackle challenges such as gender equality and women and girl's rights. Ella spent her week focusing on se...



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  • Year End Financial Reports Due Soon!


    Tis the Season for Year End Financial Reports!

    As the school year inches closer to an end, it’s time to start working on your Troop’s Year End Financial Report. All Troops, Groups and Service Units with a bank are required to submit a Year End Financial Report every year before June 30th. Below are some links to help you complete your Troop’s financials.

    Troop Year End Financial Report-Required Documents to be Submitted

    -Year End Financial Report Cover Worksheet

    -First and Last Bank Statements of the Scouting Year (June 2015*/May 2016)

    *For new troops, the first bank statement you received for the Scouting Year.

    -Copies or Originals of Receipts showing transactions made from/into the account

    Troop Year End Financial Report Link-Online Submission 

    With this link, you are able to fill out your Year End Financial Report and attach up to five documents to the report. If you have more than five documents to submit, please send them to TroopFinance@gswestok.org to be reviewed.

    Troop Year End Financial Report Link-Paper Submission If you would like to do a paper form, these...



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  • Girls get a firsthand look at the election process


  • Join us for Girl Scout Night at Bye Bye Birdie!


    Join us for Girl Scout Night at Bye Bye Birdie!

    "When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner. Chaos and hilarity soon ensues in small town Sweet Apple, Ohio!"

    Tickets can be purchased at the ticket table each night. Ticket table opens at 7pm. Shows are at 8pm.

    Girl Scouts get an exclusive ticket price of $10 per girl ticket and $14 for adults!

    Seating opens 60 mins prior to show.

    All Performances are Performed at the Mitch Park Amphitheatre located on Covell between Kelly and Santa Fe in Edmond.

    REMEMBER CHAIRS AND OR BLANKETS!

  • Its time for YEAR END FINANCIAL REPORTS!


    Tis the Season for Year End Financial Reports! 

    As the school year inches closer to an end, it’s time to start working on your Troop’s Year End Financial Report. All Troops, Groups and Service Units with a bank are required to submit a Year End Financial Report every year before June 30th. Below are some links to help you complete your Troop’s financials. 

    Troop Year End Financial Report-Required Documents to be Submitted 

    -Year End Financial Report Cover Worksheet 

    -First and Last Bank Statements of the Scouting Year (June 2015*/May 2016) 

    *For new troops, the first bank statement you received for the Scouting Year. 

    -Copies or Originals of Receipts showing transactions made from/into the account 

    Troop Year End Financial Report Link-Online Submission The link to submit the Year End Financial Report online is below. With this link, you are able to fill out your Year End Financial Report and attach up to five documents to the report. If you have more than five documents to submit, please send them to TroopFinance@gswestok.org to be reviewed. 

    https://gswestok.wufoo.com/forms/zpkmyif11ty31k/ 

    Troop Year End Financial Report Link-Paper Submission If you would like to do a paper form, these can also be submitted via f...



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  • Dell employees giving career advice!


    GSWestOK is a partner with DELL in their Powering the Possible Initiative. Dell is celebrating the third year of their Ignite Youth Learning Campaign in May 2016. Throughout the month of May, tens of thousands of Dell employees will make themselves available to provide career advice to students over the internet about a wide variety of careers. As you know, getting career advice from real-life working professionals is a great way to inspire and educate students in STEM fields as well as in other career fields.

    Dell has partnered with CareerVillage.org to create an easy way for Dell employees and students to give and get career advice-- students bring their questions about careers, and Dell employees will be available to answer them. We hope you will join GSWestOK and Dell in taking advantage of this opportunity to provide career advice throughout May, 2016.

    This resource will be an amazing addition for those working through Journey’s or our girls who are thinking about their future careers!

    The GSWestOK Cohort invite code is U94YEMZW
    Check it out today! www.careervillage.org

  • Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch


    Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma wants to work with our Troops in motivating girls to engage in a sustainable program of daily exercise, healthy eating and other wellness activities and inspires them to adopt a healthy lifestyle that minimizes the potential of future illness and disease. This Initiative focuses on these daily numbers to live by – OK 5210: 1) 5 or more fruits & vegetables, 2) 2 hours or less of screen time, 3) 1 hour of physical activity and 4) 0 sugar sweetened beverages.

    Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma has developed The Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch that helps Girl Scouts make healthy habits become the norm during meetings and spread these habits to their friends, family􀄌 and community. When troops participate in the Healthy Meeting Patch curriculum, everyone in the troop will receive their Healthy Meeting Patch!

    Troop leaders: Get started at your next meeting by following THESE STEPS!
    Once you fulfill all the requirements, fill out this form and get your FREE PATCHES!

  • Free Being Me Curriculum is now ONLINE!


    Join Dove and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in Empowering girls through improving body confidence and self-esteem! There are Activity Packs for ages 7-10 and 11-14 NOW AVAILABLE!

    GIRLS AGES 7-10:
    In the 7-10 programme, Free Being Me introduces the idea that society promotes a narrow and unrealistic definition of beauty then helps participants to uncover the real story; they can choose to reject this idea because there is no such thing as one way everyone should look, and how people look is just one aspect of who they are. This empowers participants to challenge the idea that there is only one way to be beautiful, building their resilience and capacity to question and reject the limiting messages about beauty they will encounter growing up. 

    GIRLS AGES 11-14:
    This educational programme will give your group a chance to stop and reflect on the world around them, and the influence it has on the way they think about themselves and other people. They will discover that their society – through the media, and those they spend time with – encourages them to try to look like a very narrow definition of beauty. They’ll find out the downsides of trying to look like this ‘Image Myth’ – and discover that it’s actually impossible; even celebrities and models are airbrushed! 

    Participants are empowered to speak out and challenge the Image Myth in lots of different ways, boosting their body confidence and having fun...



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  • The Volunteer Toolkit is now LIVE!


    The Volunteer Toolkit is a simple tool for leading your troop! Created based on troop leader feedback, the Toolkit is an online organizational, planning and curriculum tool. The Toolkit has been specifically designed to help you communicate and stay organized!

    GET STARTED!

  • Girls' Choice Outdoor badges are here!


    Girls' Choice Outdoor Badges are now available!

    Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges—chosen by girls—are made for the awesome adventure seeker, team builder, and problem solver in her!
    It’s the newest way for girls to explore their world.

    Jump into the fun today and get your badges and booklets at our council shop or online at www.gswestok.org/shop!

  • Share your voice in Girl Scout Voices Count!


    This spring, Girl Scouts of the USA is launching “Girl Scout Voices Count” to learn how Girl Scout Memebers experience Girl Scouting. We really want to know what you think is working and what is not working!

    All you have to do is answer two questions through our online survey community, Girl Scout Voices, by clicking the link below.

    Survey Link

    Just so you know, surveys are voluntary and will be used for research purposes only. You will never be marketed to, solicited or exposed to any form of advertisement as a result of participating in Girl Scout Voices.

    Make your voice count!

  • OUR VOLUNTEERS ROCK!


    Thank You, Girl Scout Western Oklahoma Volunteers!

    Every day, Girl Scout volunteers bring girls experiences filled with fun, friendship, discovery—and so much more. That's why we've joined with Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, to celebrate service together during National Volunteer Week, April 12–18.

    With love, patience, and a deep dedication to enriching the lives of girls everywhere, these incredible leaders give of their time every day to mentor girls, to inspire them, to help them discover the world around them and the spark inside them. We think that's pretty awesome!

    Want to thank the special Girl Scout volunteer in your life, past or present, for being so amazing? Download this cool shareable card! Email it or print it out, and give it to them with a hug! And show them a little extra appreciation with shout-outs on Facebook and Twitter during this very special week. Don't forget to tag @girlscouts and use the hashtag #NVW15!

  • Special Promotions Are Keeping Up The Excitement!


    We have some special end-of-sale promotions to help keep the excitement up for both individual girls and troops!  Troop Promotions: Weekly drawing for 10 troops each week to win a pizza party in the form of a $50 troop bonus.   Troop The troop number is automatically entered into the drawing for every 20 cases checked out Monday-Saturday. Troop may win more than one week but may only win once per week. Individual Girl Promotion: Operation Cookie Drop Promotion - For every 36 boxes of Operation Cookie Drop cookies a girls sells, she will be entered into a drawing for a collectible Samoa 45th Anniversary pillow. The drawing will take place at the Operation Cookie Drop event on June 3.  There will be a total of 26 winners!   College Scholarships (donated by Brad Reeser).  All girls who sell 1,300 boxes(or more) of cookies are eligible to submit an essay explaining how they used the 5 Skills learned during the cookie sale:  goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.   ...


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  • How to buy cookies from a Girl Scout


    A message from a Girl Scout...

    You probably know how tasty Girl Scout cookies are, but if you're like a lot of people I know, you may not realize how important the experience of selling them is to me and my team of Girl Scouts. Selling cookies helps us learn a bunch of stuff that we'll need to become successful leaders, things like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics – skills we need in everyday life. But that experience won’t happen without you.

    This year, we decided to make a guide on how you should buy cookies. It’s more than you handing us money for a box – or four – of cookies. It’s about helping us learn how to reach our full potential. Thanks in advance.

    Say hi.
    “Hello” and a smile gets everything off on the right foot! It builds our confidence and is basically the greatest conversation starter ever.

    Look me in the eye.
    Some of us may seem a little shy, but that’s just because we don’t know you yet. It’s not easy talking to people you don’t know or asking people to trust you – but that’s what we’re learning to do. Making eye contact says “hey, we see each other, we respect each other – and we’re ready to do business.”

    L...



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  • Role Models Matter [a Techbridge initiative]


    GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GIRL SCOUT ACTIVITIES!
    Role Models Matter is an initiative to help girls get the most out of hands-on activities. Through a video training, focused around STEM, you will learn some very simple ideas and key techniques to better engage your girls as they work through the learning process.

    CHECK THEM OUT TODAY!

  • Camp Staff Ready To Hire!


    We are the Girl Scouts.  We make the world a better place every day.  Our campers are looking for energetic people who are enthusiastic about swimming, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors.  Be a hero to our girls and ignite their curiosity by introducing them to the world of camping!
     
    We have two camp locations:

    Camp E-Ko-Wah is our resident camp located near Marlow, OK on a scenic lake.  The camp includes a swimming pool, horse barn, archery range and over 140 acres to explore.  Camp E-Ko-Wah also has many water activities including our new water trampoline!
     
    Camp Cookieland is our Day Camp and is located near Newalla, OK.  Campers spend their days discovering wooded trails, developing their archery skills, and making new friends!

    For more information call 405-528-GIRL (4475) or email camp@gswestok.org
     
    Click here to apply today!

  • We need your help to find our Girl Scout Alumnae who have earned their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award


    Every girl can participate.
    1. Find a former Girl Scout who has earned a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
    2. Use this form and use the back to conduct an interview with her.
    3. Return the forms to the Service Unit Manager or SU Cookie Consultant with final cookie paperwork.

    Each girl who turns in this completed form will receive a fun patch!

    Bonus: Completing this activity will help you complete your Tula Petal and Girl Scout Way Legacy badges!

    Do More: Write an article about the Alumnae you have met, and you could be featured in a future GSWESTOK publication!

    For more information, contact Julie Bohannon at jbohannon@gswestok.org

  • Girl Scouts to Host Career Empowerment Workshop


    Local Girl Scouts will gather this Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Norman Public Library for the

    Girls will learn what it means to be an ethical leader from our motivating panel of women professionals that include Norman

    This event comes as Girl Scouts in Oklahoma are preparing to kick off their Girl Scout Cookie Sale next month.

     

    Girls will participate in hands-on activities with several of the panelists, including Girl Scout Alumnae Kim Shaw of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. Shaw is the coordinator of the Blue Thumb Education program and will provide an activity based on water conservation.

    Each girl will end the event by receiving their own career inspired fun patch.

    This is a United Way sponsored event, free to any girl grade K-12 in Cleveland County.

    To RSVP to this event email RSVP@gswestok.org

    For any questions please contact Misti Pryor mpryor@gswestok.org or 405.528.4475

  • STEM Kits in a Box


    Are you interested in doing some fun STEM activities with your troop? Look no further Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma has got the solution for you! Thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, and administered through Oklahoma EPSCoR, we bring you STEM Kits in a Box that accompany the “It’s Your Planet – Love It!” journey. In these kits you’re provided with EVERYTHING you need to do the activity. Most of the activities are taken directly from the leader guides that accompany each program levels leader guide. After the girls complete all the activities in their level they will earn a colorful patch like this one. Here is a list with a brief description of each activity. Cadette- Ambassador level kits are coming in January! Do you want to find out more? Contact us at STEM@gswestok.org, or visit the STEM web page here.

    Daisy

    Soil Texture – Daisy will explore three different soils, sand topsoil, and clay and through observation determine which one they think is best for flowers like Zinni and her friends to grow in.

    How Plants Drink (Color Changing Flowers) – Daisy’s will explore the process plants use to drink and how water moves up the stem through xylem and phloem and moves to all parts of the plant. Over time the girls will see their flower petals change color. This is an opportunity to d...



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  • Holiday Hours


    Happy Holidays Girl Scouts! Check out our holiday schedule so you don't miss us at the office.

    Tuesday, December 23-close at 2:30
    Wednesday, December 24-closed
    Thursday, December 25-closed
    Friday, December 26-closed
    Monday, December 29-closed
    Tuesday, December 30-closed
    Wednesday, December 31-closed
    Thursday, January 1-closed

    We will resume normal hours on Friday, January 2.

  • Stay up late at the Science Museum


    Stay up late at Science Museum Oklahoma with Bright Night!

    Bright Nights are your chance to play after hours at the museum. Take a guided tour of outer space in the planetarium, explore who new worlds on the IMAX screen and enjoy multiple hands-on science experiments at night!

    For more information and to register, contact Science Museum Oklahoma at 405-602-3760 or reservations@sciencemuseumok.org.

  • Join us for Giving Tuesday


    Join Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma on Tuesday, December 2 for Giving Thanks Tuesday!

    Give your time on this National Day of Giving. Girls and volunteers of all ages are invited to work alongside staff members to call donors and say “thank you” for the support they give!

    Time slots of 1-4 hours are available.

    To sign up to make calls, please contact Holly Johns at 405-418-7925 or email hjohns@gswestok.org for more information.

  • Christmas Symbols Tour


    The registration deadline is almost here for a Girl Scout Alumnae gift to girls: The Christmas Symbols tour. This event is free, but appointment times fill up fast!

    Contact Carol Slaughter at lcslaughterok@aol.com or 405-525-8862.

    Girls will earn about the history of the symbols of Christmas, make a Christmas craft, eat yummy Christmas cookies, and best of all, meet Mrs. Claus and hear a charming Christmas tale.

    Deadline to register is November 16, 2014.

    The Christmas Symbols tour runs from December 1-6, Monday-Thursday 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.