Fresh Living
Wednesday, March 19 2014, 10:30 AM MDT
Samoas Trail Mix Recipe
Samoas Trail Mix
Recipe Courtesy of Girls Scouts of Utah

1 box of Samoas Girl Scout Cookies, chopped
8 ounces dried apples, chopped
8 ounces raisins
8 ounces salted roasted peanuts
8 ounces dried pineapple, Chopped

Directions (Yields ten, 4-ounce bags):
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Spoon into individual sandwich size zip lock bags. Tightly seal each bag.
3. Enjoy at your leisure for a nutritious, energy-packed snack while backpacking, camping or any time.
4. Will maintain its freshness for a long time if kept tightly sealed.

Alternate Ingredient Suggestions:
-Dried mango
- Sunflower seeds
- Cashew nuts

What is Girl Scouts?
-Girl Scouts exposes girls to all kinds of experiences and adventures so they can gain the confidence and leadership skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

-Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

-Girl Scouting offers healthy living programs, outdoor programs, advocacy programs, and programs that help develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

-Girl Scout camping opportunities provide girls and adults with fun learning experiences in the outdoors that encourage a sense of stewardship and inspire an appreciation of nature.

-80% of women-owned businesses are led by former Girl Scouts.

-100% of all female U.S. Governors are Girl Scout Alumnae.

-100% of female Secretaries of State have been Girl Scouts (Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Hilary Clinton)

Is there an age limit to join?
Girls in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade may become Girl Scouts.

Are there opportunities for Adults?
Yes! In order to bring the fun to more girls, Girl Scouts needs adult volunteers.
Girl Scouts rely on adult volunteers to show them that anything is possible, and inspire them to dream bigger and go further than they ever could have imagined.

Can anyone become a volunteer?
Volunteers can be Moms, Dads, Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Uncles, or anyone else who would like to help girls in their community make a difference in their lives.
Adults over the age of 18 may become volunteers.

Upcoming Programs & Events
Girl Scout Cookie Program
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the world’s largest girl-led business.
Girls will be taking orders January 18 – February 9
Booth sales are available March 14 – March 30
The Cookie Program teaches girls 5 important skills:
Goal Setting
Decision Making
Money Management
People Skills
Business Ethics
70% of every purchase stays in Utah to help fund Girl Scout programs. The balance goes directly to the bakers to pay for the cookies.
In 2013, Girl Scout troops in Utah sold nearly 1.5 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.

Summer Camps
Camp is a special place where girls build new skills, practice leadership and develop an appreciation for nature in a safe, inclusive environment.
The Camp Catalog is now online at
Registration begins Thursday, January 23
Girl Scouts of Utah owns two camps: Camp Cloud Rim located in Park City and Trefoil Ranch located in Provo canyon.
Camp Cloud Rim offers water sports like canoeing, sailing and paddle boarding, as well as fine art, pottery, and photography training.
Trefoil Ranch offers horse riding and care, archery, and a ropes course.

2014 Girl Scout National Convention
National Convention is a triennial (every 18 months) meeting at which the National Council elects officers and other members of the National Board and National Nominating Committee and amends the constitution, as needed. Delegates also determine Girl Scout policy by considering and acting upon proposals and giving guidance to the National Board on the direction of Girl Scouting in the United States. The National Council Session’s business meetings are held in conjunction with a gala opening, theme dinners and other special events, and exhibits by GSUSA, companies, and nonprofit organizations that offer resources to support Girl Scouting. Convention reinvigorates the Girl Scout Movement, celebrates accomplishments, and charts a path of the future.

October 16-19 at the Salt Palace Convention Center
Only happens once every 3 years
8,000 Girl Scout officials will be in attendance
Expected to bring $10 million into the local economy
Girl Scouts of Utah defeated Orlando, FL and Portland, OR to acquire the triennial convention
Need to secure 1,000 volunteers to provide assistance with everything from crowd control to public relations
Past keynote speakers include Michelle Obama and Katie Couric

How to get involved

Register by phone, mail or online at
Where can people get more information?
Call (801) 265-8472 or visit gsutah.orgSamoas Trail Mix Recipe

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