Spring Appeal GSNWGL Gems

Be curious, embrace the journey, and celebrate the special moments! There is no other place in the world where you can gain the community and skills that you do in Girl Scouts. It is truly an amazing experience, so take advantage of all it can offer.”  

Isabella Sylvia, GSNWGL Girl Scout Alum
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Cassie Brown
GSNWGL Alum, Camp Nesbit Volunteer

Backpack 4.9 miles to Lake Superior along the Pinkerton Trail in the Porcupine Mountains (Porkies). Enjoy the beach and sunsets; if you camp overnight, you might catch the Northern Lights.

Dr. Kelly Steelman
GSNWGL Board Chair, Alum

Hunt for Yooperlites at Calumet Waterworks Park in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Wait until dark and bring a 365nm UV flashlight to make those Yooperlites glow!

Kim Jewitt
GSNWGL Troop Leader, Alum

Kitch-Iti-Kipi , nicknamed the “Mirror of Heaven” by the Ojibwe, is breathtaking. It is a crystal clear, bubbling spring you can cross on a propelled raft and see large trout.

Sandy Brierton
Ambassador Girl Scout & GSNWGL Girl Advisory Board Chair

Lake Tomahawk is a special place with much to explore—and Briq’s ice cream is always a treat. Lake Tomahawk is home to my Gold Award Project with raised garden beds offering horticultural therapy for veterans.

Patti Shafto-Carlson
GSNWGL Chief Executive Officer

Stay at Camp Del O’Claire with your troop or family. It’s centrally located, and you can canoe the Eau Claire River nearby. For lunch, pop in at Becca’s Café (a proud supporter of Girl Scouts).

Anne Treankler
GSNWGL Board Member

Plan a visit to the scenic Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point. Take a day to unwind by biking or hiking through forests, wetlands, and along the Wisconsin and Plover Rivers.

Isabella Lyste

Do you need a beautiful, shaded rest stop after exploring the Ice Age Trails? For my Gold Award Project, I raised over $10,000 to install a pavilion at Kiwanis River Park in Barron—it’s waiting for you.

Kim McDonald
GSNWGL Board Member

Come to the west for the Eau Claire Sculpture Tour —a free public art display with over 150 sculptures to admire while walking along the downtown riverfront.

Carrie Andringa
GSNWGL Program Manager

Plan a bike adventure on our beautiful Chippewa River Trail! There is so much natural habitat to experience; you can ride all 30 miles or connect with other trails.

Aanya Kasera
GSNWGL Girl Advisory Board Member

While I love traveling the world, my favorite place in my region of our council is High Cliff State Park.  It is a relaxing destination where I can explore nature and Lake Winnebago with family and friends.

Cassidy Rose

I highly recommend whitewater rafting on the Peshtigo River. As a freshman at Northern Michigan University, originally from Clintonville, WI, it’s on my trek between college and home. While you’re there, be sure to visit the museums to learn about the Peshtigo fire.

Kate Corey
GSNWGL Chief Development Officer

You must come to Appleton to experience Mile of Music this August—boasting 200 artists and 40 venues, all within one great Mile of Music. The EAA AirVenture Show in Oshkosh every July is another top summer destination.

Sharon Kozicki
GSNWGL Board Member

Door County is a council gem. Bike the trails of a state park, take an art class, or learn about maritime history surrounded by the magnificence of Lake Michigan.
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