Other Initiatives and Opportunities
Other exciting initiatives and opportunities exist to support the GSLE. In the past, these have covered topics like the environment, robotics, and space exploration. You can find out how to engage your troop in opportunities like these by contacting Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan or by visiting www.girlscouts.org/program/basics and clicking on “Program Basics” on the left side of the screen. Note thatcouncils may offer different experiences, based on availability of resources and partners in your area.
- Outreach: From homeless shelters to juvenile halls, from migrant facilities to schools with high levels of students who receive free or reduced lunches, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is working to ensure that all girls have the opportunity to become Girl Scouts. After-school enrichment programs are financially out of reach for these families, whose daughters often spend critical after-school hours on
their own, without supervision, guidance or wholesome activities. Girl Scout outreach addresses these challenges. Our council spends approximately $250,000 each year to help bring the benefits of Girl Scouting to those girls who need us most.
- Camp: If you've ever been to Girl Scout camp, you know that it's an amazing place where girls build courage, confidence and character. Girl Scout camp offers a variety of wondrous experiences where girls find fun and friendship in beautiful natural surroundings. It is a place where girls can explore, laugh, create and lead. Best of all, girls love it!
- Forever Green: A Girl Scout initiative to get all girls in Girl Scouting to think about and make a difference in the environment. All troops and individual girls in grades K-12 are encouraged to participate in this program, by creating a take-action project that will help the environment in local schools or communities. This is the girls’ chance to make a real difference and share what they’ve done with other Girl Scouts all over the world!
- Jamboree: This council-wide gathering is a time for celebration as we come together as one. Girls enjoy activities like horseback riding, wall climbing, tie-dying and copper enameling.