Friday, August 22, 2014

Let's Convention! Make the Trek to Trefoil Ranch!

This year, Girl Scouts of Utah is the host of the Girl Scouts’ 53rd national convention in the spectacular Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16–19, 2014. If you love outdoor adventures, if camp is in your blood, or if you’d just like to get out and experience the natural beauty of Utah, we invite you to register here and join Girl Scouts of Utah on October 16 as we take you on an adventure to discover and tour our remarkable Trefoil Ranch.

You’ll travel by coach to this picturesque camp with facilities that excite beginning riders and skilled equestrians alike. Once there, you’ll learn all about our A.I.A. award–winning collaborative partnership with the University of Utah’s College of Architecture, through which girls engaged in STEM programming and worked directly with architecture students to build sustainable cabins. You’ll also tour the cabins, constructed of locally sourced timber made from beetle-kill pine, and hear about the girls’ experiences with space planning and building design, as well as what they learned about sustainability, material fabrication, and construction.

The University of Utah’s architecture partners will join us on the tour to share how you can take the lessons learned from Utah and build your own partnerships with colleges, universities, and businesses in your area. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the year-round programming at Trefoil Ranch and Camp Cloud Rim, and discover how to create your own cooperative enterprises with elements of learning, skill building, teaching, inspiration, and environmental stewardship built right in.

All outdoor program managers, camp directors, property managers, executive leadership, and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to join us as we explore how Utah’s best practices can be taken back to local councils. Get all of the information here!

This is your year to reunite with friends, deepen and share your knowledge of Girl Scouts, and help invigorate a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme "Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World."

Learn more about attending, including discounted travel arrangements and special gatherings that start a few days before convention's official kickoff (including Girl Scout History Conference 2014 and several learning opportunities).  Register Now!