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GEMS for G.I.R.L.s

GEMS for G.I.R.L.s

<style><!-- -->.entry-content a {<!-- -->font-weight: bold;<!-- -->text-decoration: underline;<!-- -->}<!-- --></style> Introducing “GEMS for G.I.R.L.s” from Girls Empowered by Mountain Shepherd (GEMS) and Girl Scouts of...

Strong Women Wednesday – Feb. 21, 2018

#StrongWomenWednesday: Shaesta Waiz Here’s the story of another strong, trailblazing woman! Shaesta Waiz is the first certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan and the first person in her family to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from a university. She’s...

Strong Women Wednesday – Feb. 14, 2018

#StrongWomenWednesday: Grandma Gatewood & Peace Pilgrim Many backpackers, thru-hikers, and Appalachian Trail enthusiasts celebrate Emma Gatewood, better known as Grandma Gatewood, for being the first woman to solo hike the entire Appalachian Trail, from Mount...

7 Things Girls Learn During GEMS Camp

Girls Empowered by Mountain Shepherd (GEMS) encourages girls to explore and discover new things about themselves, their interests and abilities, and their environment - backcountry or not - every day during our 5-day overnight camps. Here's a quick snapshot of GEMS...

Strong Women Wednesday – Feb. 7, 2018

Strong Women Wednesday – Feb. 7, 2018

#StrongWomenWednesday: Felicity Aston In 2012, British polar explorer, author, and climate scientist Felicity Aston became the first woman in the world to cross Antarctica alone, and the first person to do so manually (without the aid of kites or machines to propel...

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....

Strong Women Wednesday – Jan. 31, 2018

Strong Women Wednesday – Jan. 31, 2018

#StrongWomenWednesday: Kakenya Ntaiya Kakenya had a dream that every girl from her traditional Maasai village in Kenya would be allowed to attend school. After she was forced into an engagement at the alarming young age of 5 years old, she expected her life to adhere...

Strong Women Wednesday – Jan. 10, 2018

Strong Women Wednesday – Jan. 10, 2018

#StrongWomenWednesday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or “R.B.G.” as she is often called, is well-known for breaking down countless gender barriers during her career as an academic and legal professional. She is an active advocate for women’s rights and...

Strong Women Wednesday – Nov. 29, 2017

#StrongWomenWednesday: Jennifer Pharr Davis World-renowned hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis has become a household name in outdoor communities across the East Coast and beyond! Jennifer is one of our featured #StrongWomen for many reasons, including her athletic and...

Strong Women Wednesday – Nov. 22, 2017

#StrongWomenWednesday: Valentina Tereshkova Twenty years before Sally Ride became the first American woman to go to outer space, Valentina Tereshkova became a hero for Russia as the first woman ever in space. In 1963, Valentina was selected from over 400 applicants...