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Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland recently unveiled its 2018 camp season – featuring double the programming, expanded overnight options and themed day camps.
“Our exciting new summer camps are in response to the valuable feedback we’ve gotten from parents and girls over the last year,” said Marci Henderson, Badgerland Girl Scouts’ CEO. “The 2018 Summer Camp Planning Team was charged with one purpose: Getting more girls to camp, because Girl Scouts benefit immensely from spending time outdoors.”
Findings published by the Girl Scouts Research Institute show that when girls participate in outdoor programs, they experience personal growth and empowerment, try new things, overcome fears and learn teamwork and leadership skills. The study also finds that nearly three-quarters of girls improved a skill while participating in an outdoor Girl Scout program.
“Another significant finding in the research is that girls develop lifelong environmental stewardship by participating in camping outdoor experiences,” Henderson added. “That’s why it’s so important to get more girls outdoors this summer.”
No matter their age, all Badgerland Girl Scouts will try something new at camp this year. But they’ll also participate in the traditions that have kept girls coming back to camp for decades: campfires, swimming, songs, archery, creek hopping, flag ceremonies and more.
“We’re infusing energy and interest among girls and their parents to experience camp, and to want to come back in years to come,” Henderson said.
Any girl in kindergarten through twelfth grade can attend Girl Scout camp. To register for Girl Scouts and sign up for camp, see www.gsbadgerland.org.
For Girls in Grades K-5
For the first time ever, all resident campers in kindergarten through fifth grade will hop on the bus and adventure to Camp Ehawee in La Crosse County for up to five nights. Not only will they get to explore a new place, but each week has a different theme, like “Mess Makers”, “Build It. Break It. Blow It Up!”, and “Hogwarts: An Intro to Magic”. Badgerland is also introducing one-night “My First Sleepaway” camp options at Camp Ehawee and Camp Brandenburg in Dane County to give girls in kindergarten and first grade a taste of camp life. Troops can also attend camp together at Camp Black Hawk in Antigo, Wis.
For Girls in Grades 6-12
Girls in sixth grade and higher can choose from four new adventure camps designed around G.I.R.L. (GoGetter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) themes and challenges. Resident campers will camp at Camp Evelyn in Sheboygan County and Camp Manitou in Manitowoc County.
About Badgerland Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council serves 23 counties in south-central and southwest Wisconsin, as well as Houston County in Minnesota and Allamakee County in Iowa. Its service centers are in Madison, Janesville, Platteville and La Crosse.
More information about Badgerland Girl Scouts can be found on its website: www.gsbadgerland.org.
Morning Star Psychotherapy Associates will host an open house at their new location, 1173 W. Main St., Suite G (upstairs over McCullough’s Pharmacy). The open house times will be Friday, March 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by to mee all the Morning Star counselors at once and stick around for a snack and tour.
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Renowned conservationist and Wisconsin native Aldo Leopold was certain they’d face extinction, just as the Passenger Pigeon, but Sandhill Cranes have made a remarkable recovery! One of only two cranes native to the U.S., Sandhill Crane are making their magnificent migration back to their summer breeding grounds in Wisconsin. Look for them in and around wetlands, or in agricultural fields. They’re easy to identify, as they tower at nearly 5 feet! In the air, their long legs are stretched straight behind them, and their necks are “craned” out. Have you heard them? Their call is unmistakable. Have a listen!
Sadly, Leopold died before he could witness their amazing recovery, but keeping this ancient bird around will take a commitment to conserving their wetland habitat. To learn more about the Sandhill Crane, you can visit the National Audubon Society or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
All WHS Music students performed at the Chamber Music Festival held at Whitewater High School on March 15th. The students performed their piece for a clinician and received comments to help them improve. The students also listened to their classmates and learned from the ideas and suggestions the clinicians provided.
Congratulations to all Music students!
Webb retired from UW-Whitewater in 1989 where he served as a professor of flute and clarinet, coordinator of the music education faculty, and director of the University Flute Choir.
During his tenure at Whitewater, Webb was the most published member of the music faculty having articles pertaining to music education, philosophy of music education and articles aimed at the playing and performing of woodwind instruments and music arranging.
Now in his 91st year, Dr. Webb has most recently been recognized for his contribution to the music program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater by his inclusion in the College of Arts and Communication Wall of Recognition.
The Whitewater Community Foundation presented a check for $500 to the 15th Annual Wisconsin Flute Festival on March 10 in support of the Festival.
Congratulations to all students who participated. The students who will perform at the Wisconsin State Solo/Ensemble Festival on April 28th are Caroline Crowlley, Katie Kutz, Nick Kuzoff, Caty Strait, Henry Bresser, Lydia Wiley Deal, Natalie LaBreche, Grace Ejnik, Alisha Parboteeah, Allisan Barrett, Angie McKelvey, Weston Lema, Cally Julson, Gabe Schemmel, Lauren Harkness, Alec Holt, Elliot McCulloch, Kiersten Kehrer, Miriam Navejas, Carter Waelchli, Jacob Zuehlke, Luis Ramirez, Amy Earle, Jillian Harkness, and Chris Porcaro.
Best of luck at State!
Article by Josie Selby
Want Girl Scout Cookies brought to you? Well, great news! They will be given to you if you are in Lakeview Loves! Two girls in Lakeview Elementary’s Mrs. Borgen’s class, Josie S and Hailey P of Whitewater’s own Girl Scout Troop 2240, have donated some assorted Girl Scout Cookies to the Lakeview Loves program. If you ask Lakeview Loves for some Girl Scout Cookies, you might get some if you do. ENJOY!!!
**Please note: Lakeview Loves bags will go home on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 for Spring Break. These bags will contain the donation of Girl Scout Cookies for students who have signed-up for Lakeview Loves. Thank you to Troop 2240 for their generosity!
Doug was born February 4, 1959, in Elkhorn, WI the son of William H. and Mary Lou (Erdman) Vincent. Doug is survived by his father William of Elkhorn, WI, his sister; Toni (Rick) Fuller of Sarona, WI and his brother Scott Vincent of Beechwood, WI; he was preceded in death by his mother and his sister Debra.Read More
She was born on May 1, 1927, in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Edward and Evelyn Strunk. Virginia married Glen Pitt on August 21, 1947, in Whitewater.
Shortly after getting married they left Wisconsin and spent more than 40 years living in California. Retiring to Alabama for the next 20 years. In 2011 they returned to California where Virginia spent the last 5 years in Manteca. She lived at Prestige Senior Living and attended St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.Read More
On March, 13, 2018, William G Wilson Jr., at the age of 84 years, six months, ten days and two hours passed away, with Jesus leading him by the hand saying, “It’s time to go.” It was that and many prayers on his behalf, that Bill left this world for heaven, with his loving wife at his side. Bill resided at The Gardens of Ridgestone, Elkhorn, WI.
Bill was born on September 3, 1933, to William and Margaret (Dunn) Wilson Sr. in Guilford, Maine. Bill spent his childhood in Bangor, Maine. His favorite number was 13, married for 13 years and died on the 13th. Three’s also played a role with his birth date and the month he died.
Bill proudly enlisted and served his country in the US Army during the Korean War 1953-1956. He was stationed in Japan. Bill was proud of being part of The Far East Honor Guard. The family tradition of service extends to his son and grandson in the Navy. Both served in the nuclear sub program. Bill received his Honor Flight to Washington D. C. on November 7, 2015, accompanied by his son, (Gary) William G Wilson III.
Bill drove semi for many years for many years, like his father, on the east coast. Bill’s other occupations included security guard and maintenance in New Jersey. When residing in Wisconsin, Bill was manager of Blackhawk Manor Senior Living in Whitewater, WI.Read More