Session B Workshops

Session B runs 10:30a to 12:00p.  Courses marked with ** will run longer than this time.


Camp Shadow Box with Peggy Hall.  

Use some creativity in this class, by making a camp shadow box that glows in the dark. Just bring a blank shadow box (all other supplies are provided). This is a nice, gentle introduction to camp for girls of all ages.

Cast Pewter Jewelry with Jessica Tank.

Carve your own pendant design out of cuttlefish form and cast pewter to create your own one-of-a-kind pendant.  Class has an additional $5 fee for materials.  Please select the “Maker Course – Additional Fees” in registration to submit this additional fee.

Ceremonies that are Golden! Girl Scout Traditions with Sandra Smith.

Ceremonies and traditions are the foundation of Girl Scouts. Learn the rituals and steps for flag ceremonies, award ceremonies, investitures, and bridging.

Creating a Girl-Led Troop with Mary Yapp.

In Girl Scouts, girls are in control of their Girl Scout Experience – it’s Girl Led. In this session, learn the hows and whys of giving control of your troop over to the girls.

Crochet a Plastic Mat with Lee Blake.

Recycle your plastic bags in this fun craft. Use as a service project to make plastic mats and/or sit-upons for your troop or others.

Essential Canoe Skills, Part 1 ** with Sheila Tatone & Liz Jaeger.

This course gives adults an opportunity to learn and practice basic canoeing skills. From life-jacket fitting to boarding the boat. From paddling forward to turning the boat. Are you considering taking the Small Craft Safety course? This is a great first step to ensure your skills are ready. Note: A portion of this course is offered on Friday afternoon for additional practice time. Please register for both Session A and Session B for this course.

Games!** with A.J. Steinbring.

Back by popular demand! Spend three hours playing games at camp. From rainy day games to team building games. Games to just burn energy. Games to run around and be silly. No athletic skill required, just bring a positive attitude. Please wear sturdy shoes (if sandals, they need a back strap!) Since you can’t take notes and play, receive a handout chocked full of these games and more!  Please register for both Session A and Session B for this course.

Gardening for Butterflies, Birds, and Pollinators with Heidi Brosseau.

What’s all the buzz about butterfly, bird, and pollinator gardens? They are a fun, hands-on way to get girls and young women excited about the environment and learning about bugs, birds, ecosystems, pests, plants, and community! You’ll learn everything you need to get your girls growing and building community awareness, all while making the world a better place. We’ll cover topics around chemical-free practices, creating supportive habitats, what to plant and where, even how to plan a butterfly release.

Higher Awards and Preparing Your Girls with Andrea Luhman.  

Let’s get ready for higher awards! Gain understanding of the requirements, how to involve parents, and how to guide your girls through a solid project.

Honoring Your Choices: A Navigational Tour of the Minnesota Health Care Directive with Kerry Hjelmgren.  

Do you have a healthcare directive? Have you thought about advanced care planning? Learn about what these are and their importance during this session. You will even have the opportunity to complete a drafted directive during the session!

Introduction to Woodturning with MN Woodturners Association.  

Join volunteers from the MN Woodturners Association as they teach introduction to Woodturning. The volunteers are bringing their lathes for a hands-on workshop. Learn lathe skills, safety measures, and basic woodturning skills. Take a small project home to show off your new skill! Due to the small class size, this course is offered twice. Please only register for ONE of the session options.  This course has an additional $15 fee for materials.

Mason Jar Meals to Go with Sandi Powers.  

Whether you are rushing out the door to lead a troop meeting, attend a council meeting, or other commitment, we want to grab easy food. Rather than hit the drive thru, let’s make healthy food to take on the go. In this session, we’ll make quick and healthy meals and snacks in reusable mason jars. Great for you, great for your girls. Please bring along 1-2 pint-sized mason jars with lids — we will fill them during the session.

MN and Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know with Sande Bayer.  

Join Sande as she discusses what parents and girls need to know about human trafficking, including warning signs, who human traffickers are, who they target, and what Minnesota is doing to prevent trafficking. This session is presented by Sande Bayer, VP Chief Risk Officer of US Bank and local human trafficking activist.

Nature Spa: Connecting with Nature for Relaxation & Rejuvenation with Linda Melcher & Laurel Steibler.  

Experience nature as a place to relax and rejuvenate. Learn to use your five senses in natural surroundings to create a Nature Spa for yourself. These activities can be tailored and applied to girls of any age.

Service Unit Troop Mentor Orientation with Pauline Wangen.  

Introduction to the Troop Mentor role. Discuss ways to connect with volunteers throughout the year.

Talkin’ Trash – Recycling, Composting, and Waste with Kellie Kish.  

Learn more about lifestyle choices and the impacts they have on the environment. This session is led by composting and recycling professionals – showing a variety of activities you can do with your girls. You will even learn a bit about the process to recycle papers, plastics, glass, metals; how organics programs work; even backyard composting! A great session for your environmental journeys and badges.

Ties That Bind Us Across the Seas with Helen Schadegg.  

Come learn about WAGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts), World Friendship Centers, and World Thinking Day. Learn ideas for how you can introduce history, symbolism, and the global view of Girl Scouts to your girls. 10th Anniversary of this course!

Wire Wrapping** with Julie Denzer.  

Jewelry making is something many girls are interested in. In this course, we will make two rings and a pendant and learn how to wrap stone. Great opportunity to learn a craft to use for money-earning activities.  Please register for both Session A and Session B for this course.


Head back to the full Schedule, or see what’s available in Session A, Session C, and Session D.