Neighborhood Day and Twilight Camp Facts
How Do I Register?
Each neighborhood day and twilight camp handles its own registration. Please look for camp flyers and registration forms at your service unit meetings or from your daughter's troop leader. Flyers are also available at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and the West Side Girl Scouts Leadership Center. Be sure to fully complete the 2014 Day/Twilight Camp Application. Complete one form per camper, staff, PA, or staff child.
2014 Day/Twilight Camps
Attention Parents/Guardians: WE NEED YOU!
Our neighborhood day/twilight camp program depends on you! We need the help of caring, committed adults to provide educational and safe activities for the girls.
As a volunteer at one of our camp programs you will receive a discount on the camp fee. Best of all, day/twilight camp gives you the opportunity to spend quality time with your daughter(s) as you learn valuable skills.
The Camp Pathway captures participation in day/twilight or resident camp. It allows girls to participate in the outdoors and/or focus on environmental education. The Camp Pathway is available to any girl regardless of previous Girl Scout involvement, can be volunteer or staff led and supported, is offered and repeated throughout the membership year, and requires council approval to operate. Girls must be currently attending or have completed Kindergarten to participate.
Day/twilight camp offerings for girls who are currently attending or have completed Kindergarten (or older), and who typically meet for at least three consecutive days for four or more hours.
Resident camp offerings for girls who have completed Kindergarten; camp sessions are scheduled for three to fourteen days (the average is four nights). Campers reside at the program site for the duration of the camp. Resident camp is typically delivered by both volunteers and seasonal, part-time staff during the summer season.
Men at Camp -- We encourage fathers and/or male leaders to participate in camping activities. Men must stay in separate facilities from the girls and female adults -- GSSWT Camp Registrar will assign sleeping quarters and bathrooms.
Can members participate in more than one pathway?
Absolutely! GSUSA encourages multipathway participation for girls and adults. The Council Enterprise System (CES) will track the multiple ways that members choose to participate.
Will councils be able to create their own pathways?
No. The Core Business Strategy charge is to create nationally consistent and flexible opportunities for girls and adults. As Girl Scout Pathways are implemented, all opportunities offered to Girl Scout members must align to the Pathways framework and criteria.
How do individually registered girls fit into the proposed framework?
Individually-registered girls and adults can participate in any pathway. When a girl or adult joins the organization, she or he becomes a Girl Scout member. All members can choose any one, all, or some of the pathways to participate in within a single year.
What is the difference between the Events Pathway and recruitment events?
All programs delivered in the Events Pathway incorporate the Discover-Connect-Take Action keys to leadership and the girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning processes. To join the Events Pathway, all girls must be registered. The Events Pathway is a core Girl Scout experience where the intent of participation is in multiple events throughout the year. To participate in recruitment events, membership is not required. The intent of a recruitment event is to market the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience to potential members. Potential members will learn about the ways to participate in Girl Scouts at recruitment events.
Are girls who only participate in short-term pathways considered "real" Girl Scouts?
Yes! No matter which pathway a girl chooses, she is an actual Girl Scout. According to the Blue Book of Basic Documents 2006, the only requirements for membership are that girls are in grades Kindergarten–12, accept the Promise and Law, and pay annual membership dues.
How will outcomes differ between pathways?
The goal of measuring outcomes is to give us the ability to understand the effect that the Girl Scout Leadership experience has on girls. The longer a girl participates in Girl Scouting, the greater the effect the outcomes will have on her.
How can staff and volunteers remain a part of the ongoing conversation?
Participating in Product Sales Program Activities
All girl members in any pathway may participate in council-sponsored product sales program activities, under volunteer supervision. GSSWT provides training on the procedures to follow during each sale through a cascading staff and volunteer effort. The council also establishes guidelines and procedures for conducting the sale and determines how the proceeds and recognition system will be managed.
The Girl Scout Shop is a retail shop and open to the public, for Girl Scouting needs. Items include uniforms, camping accessories, and novelty items. Most merchandise from the GSUSA catalog and select merchandise from licensed vendors are available in the shop. Orders for delivery by mail are accepted. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are acceptable forms of payment.
Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center Shop Hours
|School Year Hours (September 1-May 31)||Summer Hours (June 1-August 31)|
Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
|Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. -- NEW hours
|Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.||Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|2nd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.||2nd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.|
Saturday Open Dates
|September 13||January 10||May 9|
|October 11||February 14|
|November 8||March 14|
|December 13||April 9|
West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center Shop Hours
Subject to change without notice
Monday-Friday, 3-8 p.m.
2nd & 3rd Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Please remember the following when placing mail order purchases:
Tips to Expedite In-store Purchases
Questions? Call the shop at 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 244.
Click on the links below to see detailed flyers of where to place what on the different grade level uniform pieces:
|Girl Scout Daisies||Girl Scout Seniors|
|Girl Scout Brownies||Girl Scout Ambassadors|
|Girl Scout Juniors||Girl Scout Adults|
|Girl Scout Cadettes|