Found: Inner Girl Scout Scientist, Missoula

Journey Through Girl Scouting Missoula

Girl Scouts from all over Montana and Wyoming – and even Idaho – joined together to proclaim the Year of the Girl! in the first ever Girl Scout Eclipse of the Moon.

More than 100 Girl Scouts and supporters hiked up Mount Sentinel trail to the University of Montana “M” turning it green to kickoff the Journey through Girl Scouting (1972 – 1991) 100th Anniversary event July 13-15 in Missoula.

250 Girl Scouts camped out for two nights at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. The 5th of 6 events in a year-long series celebrating a century of girl leadership, the Missoula event offered girls an opportunity to find their inner Girl Scout scientist with fun science related activities while exploring the 32 acres of Fort Missoula museum grounds.

The University of Montana’s Forestry Club provided a special “bonus” activity when they began practicing for lumberjack competitions next door. Club members invited Girl Scouts over to their practice arena for an impromptu demonstration of forestry skills.

Meanwhile a conversation of true consequence was held with the ladies from University of Montana’s Geoscience department and Paleontology Center. Topics of discussion included the love of science and what the life of today’s Women and Girl Scouts in science is really like.

Girl Scouts learned by doing; building a Da Vinci bridge, a strand of candy DNA, bottle rockets, and even completed their own circuits.

Karelian Bear Dogs from the Wind River Bear Institute demonstrated the importance of a clean camp site and being Bear Aware. Both Girls and dogs celebrated successfully driving off a coffee drinking “bad bear” in pack style.

Mr. G levitated toilet tissue, made trash can smoke rings, and even DJ’ed the world of Physics! Girl Scouts danced the night away to Mr. G’s laser light show and even enjoyed S-mores made with Girl Scout cookies.

View and purchase more photos from the Journey Through Girl Scouting 100th Anniversaries series here.

Only one more Journey Through Girl Scouting event remains. Join Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming for the final Journey Through Girl Scouting (1992 – 2012) and Finale Centennial Sing – A – Long in Cheyenne by registering here. Registration closes August 10.

Can’t make it to Cheyenne? You can still participate in your own community by organizing a Finale Flash Mob! Details coming soon.