Certification Classes


American Red Cross Small Craft Safety + Moving Waters - Canoe (+$14).  This is an all day class to become American Red Cross Small Craft Safety & Moving Waters – Canoe certified, which is required to lead Girl Scouts on open water canoe outings and river trips. This is a blended learning class (online materials prior to class and then in-person on the 17th).  Prior to the in-person class on the 17th, participants *must* pass a skills pretest (instructors will contact you to schedule) and complete the online course/exam for Small Craft Safety and Moving Waters.  Participants must bring the online completion certificate to the class on the 17th.   Participants must pass the Small Craft Safety class in the morning to move on to the Moving Waters class in the afternoon.  There will be a swim test Saturday morning before class begins.    Spans Sessions A - D.  

Girl Scout Classes


Rubber Band Engineer.  Get your tinker on with Bernice Prigge-Rodriguez and learn how to facilitate STEM programming with your girls.  Session D.

Maker Classes

Fresco Painting.  Come learn with Amber Miller about the painting style the Michelangelo used to paint the Sistine Chapel. You will learn how to prepare and make your own fresco painting  Session D.

Macrame.  A fun and relaxing activity to do with your girls!  Come join Peggy Hall and learn some basic macrame knots. Please bring an approximately 12" long stick and a skein of cording with you to class. Session D.

Mandala and Kindness Rock Painting.  Join Lynn Zorn as she teaches you to use simple tools and supplies to paint  mandalas on rocks.  Learn how to use this craft with your troop for badges and fun. Everyone will leave with a set of tools, supply lists and painted rocks.   Session D.

Memory Pillows.  Join Chris Pearson and create a unique pillow cover from a button-down shirt. These pillows are a great way to remember a lost loved one, and keep them close to us.  Make sure to bring a button-down shirt (it will be cut up), and a square pillow-form (any size between 10-18 inches). If you have a sewing machine, you can bring that too, if you'd like.  Session D.

Scroll Saws.  Learn to use a Scroll Saw with MN Scroll Saw Artists, the North Star Scrollers!  The Scroll Saw is a table top saw that can be used to  cut fine curves and make projects like a trivet.    If you have fun and want to do more later, these saws can be checked out at the MN Tool Library locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Two session class offered in  Sessions A-B & C-D.

Spoon Carving (+$40).  This is a 2 session class.   Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques with Jess Hirsch from Women's Woodshop.  This class will cover tree anatomy, axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, drying and finishing.  This class is great for a beginning carver.  Jess is offering this class at a discount to Girl Scouts.  Class fee includes tool rental, materials, finishing kit and safety gloves.  Each attendee will walk away with their own hand carved cook spoon. Spans Sessions C & D.

Stained Glass Fun.  Returning by popular demand. Come and " paint" on picture frames wonderful faux stained glass pictures with Mike and Gerri Fitzloff.   Please bring an 8x10 picture frame to class.  Session D.

Outdoor Classes


Outdoor Immersion.  Spend all day outdoors with Natalie Broshar and Kathy Montz.   We will cook outside, set up tents, learn how to teach pocket knives to girls, basic knots, navigate with map and compass.  This class meets the requirements for Girls Cook Out and Girls Sleep Out. All Day Class, Sessions A - D.

Specialty Classes


3 Steps to Save a Life.  Join Stephanie Badowicz and learn QPR.  QPR is designed to teach 3 simple steps anyone can learn to save a life from suicide.   Stephanie teaches QPR professionally to schools and youth groups.  A great class for anyone who works with girls. Session D.

Folk Dancing.  Learn folk dancing with Sharon Reese and Caroline Thompson.  You will learn simple folk dances such as Gustav's Skoal, reels and schottischer to teach to your girls.  Suitable for all program levels but especially for Daisies and Brownies.   You will also receive a book of written instructions.  Session D.

Tai Chi: Gentle Movement for Health.  Join Kim Husband and learn a 5-posture T'ai Chi form to reduce stress, enhance relaxation, boost your immune system, improve balance, lower blood pressure, and add some movement to your routine. Can be done standing or seated. No special equipment necessary.   Bring a camp chair if you'd like to sit. Session D.