American Red Cross Small Craft Safety - Canoe (+$14). This is a 1/2 day class to become American Red Cross Small Craft Safety - Canoe certified, which is required to lead Girl Scouts on open water canoe outings. 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. Participants must bring the online completion certificate to the class on the 17th. There will be a swim test Saturday morning before class begins. The class will run from 8:00-11:30. Spans Sessions A & B.
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
Creating a Girl Led Troop. In Girl Scouts, girls are in control of their Girl Scout experience - it's Girl Led! Join Mary Yapp and learn the how's and why's of giving control of your troop to your girls. Session B.
Extra Extra Brownies. Looking for some extra training and ideas for your Brownie Troop? By the end of your session with Kathy Scholer, you will be able to: Define the role of a Girl Scout Brownie leader, identify developmental characteristics of Brownie Girl Scout, implement age appropriate behavior, troop safety, and conflict management techniques with the girls in the troop using troop government. We will also Incorporate Girl Scout history, songs, games, and ceremonies into the troop meetings. Session B.
Higher Awards & Preparing Your Girls. Join Andrea Luhman as she guides you through getting your girls ready for completing higher awards. Gain an understanding of higher award requirements and guiding your girls through a project they designed. Session B.
Biblio Arts. Join Bernice Prigge-Rodriguez as she teaches you how upcycle old books into something new (a secret safe, a table, etc)! Learn how to facilitate this activity with your troop. Perfect for the Cadette Book Artist badge. Session B.
Handmade Greeting Cards. Make Handmade Greeting cards with Jennifer Frion. Creating your own greeting card is a personal way to show someone you care. This class will teach you some tips for making a basic birthday or thank you card. Create beautiful cards with craft paper, embellishments, ribbon, stamps, pens, markers and more. Session B.
Inspirational Journal. We will be upcycling recycled books into inspirational journals. Learn how to make a journal cover to cover, set eyelets, and decorate it using fun materials. Come find out what a book belt is and don’t forget to bring your favorite quote. Session B.
It's Just a Box (Girl Scout Trinket Box). Paint and decorate a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" wooden box with Karen Klose. Many designs to choose from have Girl Scout themes. The finished boxes are cute and can be used to store your Girl Scout pins and other trinkets. These boxes make nice little friendship or Thank You gifts. This is fun and you can do it! We will have all the materials for you. Session B.
Lutherie (+$15). This is a 2 session class. Learn the craft of making wood instruments by hand with Charlotte from Blackbird Music. In this workshop we will learn to safely and effectively use basic hand tools and principles of Stringed Instrument Construction by making a small 3-stringed instrument called a Rebec. We will also learn a little about the history and cultural context of this instrument, which came to Europe with the Moors. Spans both Sessions A & B.
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 Spans Sessions A-B & C-D.
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.
Pontoon Boat Ride. Head down to the waterfront and enjoy a pontoon boat ride with Tibit on beautiful Big Marine Lake. Offered in Sessions A, B, C.
Whittling for Older Girls. Learn to make a "5 minute wizard" using fixed or folding blade knives with George Fehn. Class will cover blade type, knife safety, blade sharpening and care. Cut resistant or cut proof gloves are recommended as well as a SHARP knife. Session B.
You're Toxic! New this summer from the STEM Alumnae Chapter - Toxicology! Scientists in this field study the effects of chemicals on living organisms, and so will you! Wow your troop, friends, and family with tox experimental goodies such as "Shark's Blood", "Pollution Soup", and more! We will also highlight Girl Scout badges that are relevant to your new tox know-how. By the end of the session, you will understand that the dose makes the poison, and if you don't have Britney Spear's "Toxic" running through your head by now, you will by the end of the session. Session B.