GEMS for G.I.R.L.s

GEMS for G.I.R.L.s

Introducing “GEMS for G.I.R.L.s” from Girls Empowered by Mountain Shepherd (GEMS) and Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council! This unique set of experiences for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors combines the four Girl Scout Program Pillars with the backcountry...

Time in the Wild

GEMS camp explores the connections between learning survival skills and learning to lead. by Beth JoJack ’98 If Allie Mitchem ever finds herself among the cast of TV’s Survivor, she’s certain to be in high demand as an alliance partner—even at the tender age of 13....

Meet the GEMS creators

Dina Bennett Interests: Hiking Learning Teaching Traveling Creating new experiences Quilting (aka mastering the art of imperfection) Dogs – All but most important to my heart are Holly, Scout, Levi and Riley Music Slacklining/Unicycling – brand new and somewhat scary...