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Program Spotlight

Girl Scouting offers girls the opportunity to explore their skills and interests which will inspire them to reach their personal best through a variety of fun and enriching leadership experiences. But more importantly, no matter where or how they participate, girls get the necessary guidance they need from adult volunteers and council staff to develop their leadership skills and understand how those skills can be used to make a difference in the world.

Rather than just meeting in a Troop setting, Girl Scouts in Nassau County have the opportunity to participate in events and programs.

Before registering for a GSNC Program, please review important registration information.

Click on the name of the event that interests you to learn more and to request placement. Completion of the online request is NOT a guarantee of placement.

 

Girl Speak  

Do you want to change the world? Then Girl Speak is for you! You may be concerned about issues such as bullying at your school, the needs of a local food pantry, body image, homelessness, international cooperation, and world peace. Girl Speak can help you to connect with other girls who feel passionate about improving the world, gain support from them and reach out to others to share your vision.• After registration, please complete the Participation Agreement at gsnc.org. Form must be returned by November 19, 2015. • Girls must attend a minimum of 6 out of 9 meetings. • Optional end-of-year party and trip to Albany partially
subsidized by GSNC.

WHO: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
DATE: Monthly Thursday meetings: October 15, 2015 (includes parent meeting from 8:15pm–8:30pm), November 19, 2015, December 17, 2015, January 14, 2016, *February 25, 2016, *March 10, 2016, April 21, 2016, May 19, 2016. *Indicate meeting on the 2nd or 4th of the month.
TIME: 7:00pm–8:30pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center,110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $18 per registered Girl Scout; $48 per non-registered Girl Scout (Includes membership fee)

IMPORTANT: Girls are required to attend a minimum of 5 out of 8 Thursday meetings. There will also be optional weekend community service opportunities. Please read the Participation Agreement prior to registering. Completed Participation Agreements are due by 11/19.

QUESTIONS: Eliza Zipper, zippere@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext.254

REGISTERRegister for "Girl Speak">>    Participation Agreement>>

 

Mommy & Me Winter Series at Camp Blue Bay

Looking for something special to do with your daughter? Pack up those sleeping bags and join us for a weekend of mother/daughter time. Hike the trails at camp, make new friends and participate in scheduled activities based on the theme and level of Girl Scouting. Choose to arrive Friday evening or Saturday morning. Limited to 60 per weekend, participants will stay in one of the two Troop Houses. All meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday breakfast) will be served in the Activity Building.

Please note that this event is not a Troop Activity, every girl must have a Mom/guardian attend and every parent must submit a registration form.

WHO: Registered GSNC Girl Scout with Mom/Guardian

WHEN:

TIME: Check in Friday, 6pm or Saturday, 8am, Check out Sunday, 11am

WHERE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton

COST: $45 per person, includes accommodations, meals and program materials

QUESTIONS: Contact Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201

REGISTER: Mommy & Me Registration is at capacity.

 

Summer Camp Information Nights
Meetings held at the Girl Scout Service Center will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from both Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh and Camp Blue Bay to learn more about our summer camp programs. Parents are encouraged to bring along your daughter to learn about a typical day at camp and ask any questions you may have.

DATES (Choose one session)

TIME: 7:30pm-8:30pm
PLACE: Girl Scout Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
REGISTER: Register for Summer Camp Information Night - March 30, 2016>>

 

Entrepreneurial Envoys
You’re invited to join the Entrepreneurial Envoys group! We are a group of Girl Scouts who LOVE selling Girl Scout Cookies and enjoy the challenge of meeting and even increasing our sales from year to year.
Entrepreneurial Envoys learn how to use marketing and sales techniques, create great looking, eye-catching Cookie booth displays, compose a memorable sales pitch and learn new ideas from each other. Another thing that the Envoys group does is help select the next year’s Cookie rewards.

WHO: All Girl Scouts who have had Cookie sales of 300+ boxes
DATES: June 9, 2016
TIME: 7:00pm–8:00pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: Free
QUESTIONS: Fran McAllister, mcallisterf@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 249.
REGISTER: Register for Entrepreneurial Envoys>>

 

Public Speaking: How to Separate Yourself from the Pack
Learn the don’ts and practice the do’s of public speaking with a professional drama instructor who asks only that you come ready and willing to participate in interactive games to learn specific techniques. Practice your newly acquired skills on and off stage. Badges not included.

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors
DATES/TIMES: February 27, 2016 at 9:45am-12noon

PLACE: Old Bethpage Village Restoration Auditorium, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
COST: $20 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Public Speaking: How to Separate Yourself from the Pack - Seniors & Ambassadors>>

 

Gold Award Mix & Mingle

Girl Scouts of Nassau County is hosting this event in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Gold Award. All Senior & Ambassador Girl Scouts are welcome, including all girls who have earned their Gold Award, working on their projects, or interested in earning Gold! Deadline: February 3, 2016
Come Mix & Mingle with your Sister Girl Scouts to hear all the ins and outs of Gold.

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: February 11, 2016
TIME: 7:00-8:30pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, New York 11530
COST: Free
QUESTIONS: Patte Conway 516.741.2550 ext.219 conwayp@gsnc.org

REGISTER: Gold Award Mix and Mingle has reached capacity.

 

VOICES: Girls in Governance  

Did you know that girls 14 and older can serve as delegates for their Association? Spend an evening learning what governance is all about – and receive a Go Girl, Govern patch! Discover how women in government are making a difference, and participate in a mock delegate meeting. Girl Scouts of Nassau County Delegates and Board Members will share how you can make an impact within our Council and your local Association.

WHO: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
DATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
TIME: 7:00pm-8:30pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $5 per registered Girl Scout

IMPORTANT: No Tag-Alongs

QUESTIONS: Joyce Wagner, wagnerj@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 225

REGISTERRegister for "Voices: Girls in Governance">>

 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

The School of Engineering and Computing Science at The New York Institute of Technology invites you to their annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! Join them to celebrate Engineering & Technology innovation through fun activities! Examples: NAO robots, 3D Printing, Coding Stations and drones.

IMPORTANT: This program is on a school day; most schools are giving an excused absence because it is an educational experience.

WHO: Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: February 25, 2016 (This is a school day)
TIME: 10:30am-2:00pm
PLACE: NY Institute of Technology, Northern Boulevard, Old Westbury, NY 11568
COST: $5 Commitment Fee
QUESTIONS: Patty Donohue-Brown, brownp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext.273
REGISTER: Register for "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day">>

 

Dinosaur Daisy’s Archeological Adventure
Peek into the world of the most fascinating dinosaurs! Learn about their existence, the characteristics that distinguish them and the reasons for their extinction using visual materials, fossil replicas, fossils and scale models. Roll-up your sleeves; girls will participate in a fossil “dig” activity and make their own fossil too. Badges not included.

WHO: Daisies
DATE/TIME: (Choose one session)

PLACE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
COST: $14 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free (Additional Adults accompanying the girls will be charged a $3 museum admission fee)
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER:

 

Ancient Forensics 101
Learn how to interpret human skeletal remains, including the determination of gender, physiological age, disease and trauma at this hands on program. Badges not included.

WHO: Cadettes & Ambassadors
DATES/TIMES (Choose one session)

PLACE: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
COST: $14 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free (Additional Adults accompanying the girls will be charged a $3 museum admission fee)
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER:

 

Women in Sports Day at St. John's
All kids 12 and under are invited to a pre-game multi-sport clinic. All clinic participants must RSVP by February 19, 2016. The multi-spot clinic includes six stations for 20 minutes each with St. John's own women's athletic teams and the New York Liberty. After the clinic, watch the St. John's Women's Basketball team take on Creighton. All Girl Scouts will receive a complimentary Girl Scout Patch and a special gift when they visit the marketing table in the Carnesecca Arena Lobby. As a special bonus, the GSNC Girl Scout Chorus will be preforming.

DATE: February 28, 2016
TIME: Clinic 11:00am-1:00pm; Game starts at 3:00pm
PLACE: Carnesecca Arena
COST:

FLYER: View flyer for complete details>>
REGISTER: For more information or to RSVP, call 718.990.6502

 

The Science of Happiness
Girls and their parent, guardian, aunt or caregiver, are invited to join Girl Scouts of Nassau County and the Katz Institute for Women’s Health of Northwell Health to learn that the secret to happiness is science. Learn how to turn a frown upside down using specific techniques and simple tips.

WHO: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: March 5, 2016
TIME: 9:00am-1:30pm
PLACE: North Shore University Hospital, Rust Auditorium, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030
COST: $15 per Girl Scout (patch & lunch included); $10 per Leader/Adult
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for The Science of Happiness>>

 

Girl Scout Under-Gardeners Program
As an extension of the GS Gardeners, The Farm at Oyster Bay has offered an opportunity for Girl Scouts Seniors & Ambassadors to earn their Community Service Award, as an Under Gardener. Each Girl Scout commits to 20 hours at The Farm where they learn all about gardening, assist younger Girl Scouts and groups, and take the lead on planning and running special events.

IMPORTANT: Each girl MUST attend the Under Gardeners training meeting and sign up for dates via the “Under Gardeners’ Shutterfly” website. Girls will be invited to Shutterfly when they attend the training meeting. This program gives the girls the responsibility of communicating directly with the garden manager, Amanda Roberts, at The Farm.

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors
DATES/TIMES:

COST: $12 per registered Girl Scout (Includes GS Gardeners Patch, UG rocker and t-shirt)
QUESTIONS: Patte Conway, conwayp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 219
REGISTER: Register for Girl Scout Under-Gardeners Program>>

Camp Aide Training

If you enjoy being in the outdoors and like working with younger girls, you may want to consider becoming a Summer Camp Aide. During an overnight stay in a Troop House at Camp Blue Bay you will participate in a leadership training designed to prepare you to work with younger girls. This training will consist of a variety of hands-on activities and role playing. After the successful completion of this training, you will have the opportunity to apply to volunteer for one week of Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh Park or Camp Blue Bay.

Be sure to register quickly, training is limited to 24 participants.

WHO: Registered Girl Scouts entering 8th grade and up.

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2016 Bus departs 8:00am to Sunday, March 13, 2016 Bus returns approximately 2:00pm

WHERE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton

(bus departs and returns to Girl Scout Service Center, Garden City)

COST: $75 per person, includes training materials, transportation to Camp Blue Bay, camp fee and meals.

QUESTIONS: Contact Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201

Click here for Camp Aide Training Flyer and Registration Form

 

 

Comic Character Drawing Class for the Serious Artist
Career artists will teach you to approach drawing figures in a dynamic pose. From line of action to form and measurement, we will give you key tools to take your skills to the next level. Special focus will be on breaking down the figure into simple shapes and angles. Space is limited. Badges not included.

WHO: Cadettes
DATE: March 12, 2016
TIME: 1:00pm-2:30pm
PLACE: Long Island Academy of Fine Arts, 14 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
COST: $25 per registered Girl Scout (Includes materials); Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Comic Character Drawing Class for the Serious Artist>>

 

He Named Me Malala
Come join us and watch an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education. The attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.
This documentary shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide and her campaign for human rights. The film gives an inside glimpse into the extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

WHO: Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: March 12, 2016
TIME: 10:00am-12:30pm
PLACE: Bethpage Library Auditorium, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage NY 11714
COST: $10 per person (Patch and program included)
QUESTIONS: Yahira DeLeón, deleony@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 272
REGISTER: Register for He Named Me Malala>>

 

Girl Scout Gardeners
Are your girls interested in learning how their food grows? Join us at The Farm at Oyster Bay for the seventh year of doing just that. Girls and adults learn to sow seeds, weed, do pest control, harvest, and collect seeds for the next year’s crop in this organically run garden. In the Girl Scout tradition of
community service, all produce grown will be donated to a food pantry.

This is a commitment for both the girls and Leaders to see the growing season from seed to harvest. The program starts in March with the Planning Meeting and ends in September at The Harvest Celebration. There are other special days planned for all GS Troops to meet each other and have some fun! You are expected to attend a minimum of 2 of these specially planned events.

IMPORTANT: Each GS Troop picks 3 weeks to tend the garden, from June through September, so the girls see all aspects of the growing season. Girl Scouts’ days at The Farm are Tuesday, Thursdays, & Saturdays and you only have to come 2 times during your scheduled week. Leader(s) or supervising adult(s) and 2 girl representatives from the Troop MUST attend the Planning Meeting. The girls will bring back information to the Troop. At this meeting, days & times will be picked, rules will be made and you will be introduced to the garden manager, Amanda Roberts from The Farm at Oyster Bay.

WHO: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors & Cadettes
DATE: March-September 2016; Planning Meeting on March 17, 2016; 4:30pm - 6:00pm
PLACE: The Farm at Oyster Bay, 510 Split Rock Rd., Syosset, NY 11791
COST: $8 per registered Girl Scout, Leaders free, No Tag-Alongs or pets (Includes GS Gardeners Patch and rocker)

QUESTIONS: Patte Conway, conwayp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 219
REGISTER: Register for Girl Scout Gardeners>>


Theatre Program:Theatri-Gals InterACT

Are you a drama queen? Dramatic Much?! Curious about acting? It’s your turn to step into the spotlight!
The Theatri-Gals InterACT Program is an exciting and unique program experience that will include portions of a Theatri-Gals play, a Q&A with some Cast members/Director and participation in hands on drama workshops. Girls will play a part in improvisations, creative drama and role playing and will get the chance to perform for their fellow program participants.

WHO: Brownie, Junior, Cadette
DATE: March 18, 2016
TIME: 5:30pm
PLACE: TBD

COST: $8 per registered Girl Scout (includes portions of Theatri-Gals show(s), activity guide and patch (patch will be mailed after the program)

IMPORTANT: No Tag-Alongs; Program Link: It’s Your Story, Tell It! Journeys

QUESTIONS: Melanie Trainor-Gomez, trainorm@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 268

REGISTER: Register for Theatri-Gals InterACT>>

 

Science in Action - At Capacity
At this workshop you’ll do fun hands-on chemistry experiments. See how cool science can be when you are the Scientist! Enrollment is limited to 20 girls per session.

WHO: Brownies & Juniors
DATE: March 18, 2016 (Snow date: April 18, 2016)
TIME (Choose one session)

PLACE: Hofstra University, Chemistry & Physics Bldg, Room TBD, Berliner Hall
COST: $5 per registered Girl Scout (Includes National Chemistry Week Fun Patch)
QUESTIONS: Patty Donohue-Brown, brownp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 273
REGISTER:

 

Build an Origami Pyramid City - At Capacity
Want to put your creativity and engineering skills to the test? Come learn how to build a city out of pyramids using paper engineering techniques and origami. Each participant will build a city of their own to take home.

WHO: Juniors & Cadettes
DATE: March 19, 2016
TIME: 1:00pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $10 per registered Girl Scout
QUESTIONS: Jan Figueira, figueiraj@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 217
REGISTER: Build an Origami Pyramid City is at capacity.

 

Take Action for the Gold Award
Thinking of earning your Gold Award? Then come to this workshop to learn the award guidelines, what it means to do a Take Action project, important deadlines, the approval process, and what your interview will be like. You will also hear how to make a lasting impact on your
community as you live the Girl Scout Law.

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors - Troops, Individual Girl Scouts, Leaders and Adults
DATES (Choose one session)

TIME: 7:00pm–8:30pm (all dates)
COST: $10 per registered Girl Scout (Includes Take Action Patch); $5 per adult
QUESTIONS: Patte Conway, conwayp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 219
REGISTER:

 

Take Action for the Silver Award
If you are planning to earn the Silver Award, this workshop is for you. Learn the award guidelines, participate in activities that show what it means to do a Take Action project, learn how to map your community, and discover how you can make the world a better place.

WHO: Cadettes - Troops, Individual Girl Scouts, Leaders and Adults
DATES (Choose one session)

TIME: 7:00pm–8:30pm (all dates)
COST: $10 per registered Girl Scout (Includes Take Action Patch); $5 per adult
QUESTIONS: Patte Conway, conwayp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 219
REGISTER:

 

The World Beneath the Sea
Learn all about aquatic habitats at the Sport Fishing Education Center! This is an action packed workshop with not a minute to spare. Girls will do everything from catching marine creatures using nets and traps, to viewing the tiniest critters and plankton under microscopes. Dissect a shark to examine its organs and learn the internal workings of a fish so feared! Girls will create a beautiful fish print t-shirt as a reminder of this fascinating experience. Badges not included.

WHO: Juniors
DATES (Choose one session to attend): April 2, 2016, April 16, 2016, May 7, 2016, or May 21, 2016
TIME: 10:00am-12noon
PLACE: Sport Fishing Education Center, Ocean Parkway, Cedar Beach Marina, Babylon, NY 11702
COST: $15 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER:

 

Wanted: Babysitters
Let registered nurses prepare you with child care and first aid training. Girls will learn how to care for children of all ages by choosing age appropriate activities, toys and food. Learn how to evaluate situations and make educated decisions as you learn the tricks of the trade. Experts will reveal their “sitter survival” secrets, and share tips about getting a job babysitting. Girls will be awarded a certificate upon completion of this course.

WHO: Cadettes
DATES (Choose one session)

TIME: 6:15pm–8:30pm
PLACE: Saint Joseph’s Hospital, 4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
COST: $15 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER:

 


Social Butterfly
Practice your social graces at Bailey Arboretum. Play games that "break the ice," learn to formally set a table, and brush-up on basic party etiquette while sharing a snack. Create a sweet and simple Pinterest worthy centerpiece. It’s not over yet…put your skills to the test at our mock party event. Badges not included.

WHO: Juniors
DATE: April 5, 2016
TIME: 4:15pm-5:45pm
PLACE: Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560
COST: $18 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Social Butterfly>>

 

Camp Blue Bay Work & Fun Weekend
Camp Blue Bay always needs loving care! Interested in helping to improve and maintain our camp while enjoying the camp experience? Be part of maintaining and improving our beloved camp while enjoying a weekend in the outdoors. Weekend projects to include clearing paths, spreading wood chips and other assorted projects. Come for the day or stay for the weekend. Each group will be required to volunteer for atleast one morning or afternoon shift on Saturday to help keep our camp clean and beautiful. The rest of the weekend is yours to enjoy as a Troop. No camp training required

WHO: Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Troops with appropriate coverage and Individual Adult Volunteers
DATE: April 8-10, 2016
TIME: Friday, 5PM to Sunday at 12PM
PLACE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton
COST: $15 per person, includes accommodations, meals and program materials
QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201
REGISTER: Download the Work & Fun Flyer/Registration Form>>

 

Girl Scouts on Stage
Come and see your fellow Girl Scouts on stage! They would truly love the support. Two original plays that tie in nicely with the It’s Your Story, Tell It! Girl Scout Leadership Journey series. A different show will be presentedon each date.

DATES/PLACES:

COST: $7 per ticket (must purchase a ticket for each show)
QUESTIONS: Contact Melanie Trainor-Gomez, TrainorM@gsnc.org or Tel 516.741.2550 ext.268

 

CPR

The DeMattis Center has offered GSNC an opportunity for girls 12 to 18 years old to receive certification in CPR.

WHO: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
DATE: April 12, 2016 and April 19, 2016
TIME: 5:00pm to 8:30 pm
PLACE: DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd. Greenvale, New York 11548

QUESTIONS: Contact Jan Figueira at 516.741.2550 ext. 217 or figueiraj@gsnc.org

IMPORTANT: The training will start promptly at 5 pm. Please arrive a little early to sign in. The girls will need to verify the spelling of their name and address for their certification. The end time is 8:30 pm.

The location of the training is at the DeMatteis Center 101 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale, New York 11548.
FYI: On Northern Boulevard (25A) between Glen Cove Road and Cedar Swamp Road across from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Do not put the above address in your GPS it will take you the wrong way.

Just a reminder this training is for girls only. There is a very nice lobby for adults to wait, if you want to
stay in the building…so bring a book, Kindle or play Words with Friends or just enjoy some down time…
remember that?

Girls may bring a simple dinner and/or light snack and drink for the break; Please wear your vest/sash or Girl Scout pins. The CPR Certification is emailed.

REGISTER:

 

Run an Activity Table at the Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair
Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout Troops are needed to run activity tables at Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair. The girls can create an activity that ties in with the Healthy Living Initiative or they can tie their activity to a Journey. Running a table at Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair can qualify for service hours!

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: April 17, 2016
TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm
PLACE: Old Bethpage Village Restoration
COST: Free (There is no fee to host a table and Troops can apply for a $50 grant to help cover supply costs for approximately 800 guests)
REGISTER: To register contact: Denise Voda, dvodagirlscout@gmail.com or 516.729.3368 with your table idea.

 

Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair
A whole new activity fair is in store for you... a special scavenger hunt and hike. You won’t have a minute to spare. There will be so much to do! Using a mechanism dating back to the Civil War, crack as many codes as you can, as you walk through the village searching for clues!

WHO: All - Girl Scouts, Troops, Families
DATE: April 17, 2016
TIME:

PLACE: Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, NY
FLYER: Girls Go the Distance Walkathon & Activity Fair Flyer>>
MAP: Download your copy of the Girls Go the Distance Map>>

REGISTER: Register for the Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair>>

 

Savvy Shopper - Financial Literacy can be Fun!
Join GSNC and our partner Wells Fargo for some tips on learning and earning! Adult-Child workshop covering four of the five steps to earn the Savvy Shopper badge. Girls will look at their personal and their familys' “needs” and “wants” and will learn about smartly saving for both. Badges not included.

WHO: Juniors
DATE: April 26, 2016
TIME: 3:30pm-5:00pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $5 per Registered Girl Scout/Adult team (1 girl and 1 adult)
QUESTIONS: Lucy Effron, effronl@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 265
REGISTER: Register for Financial Literacy can be Fun! Savvy Shopper>>

 

Into the Woods
Into the woods we go to learn all there is to know about the beautiful old trees that live at Bailey Arboretum. Learn the basics of tree identification. Using leaves collected along the way create an art project to remember the day. Badges not included.

WHO: Cadettes
DATE: April 26, 2016
TIME: 4:15pm-5:45pm
PLACE: Bailey Arboretum,194 Bayville Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560
COST: $15 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Into the Woods>>

 

Business Owner - Financial Literacy can be Fun!
Join GSNC and our partner Wells Fargo for some tips on learning and earning! Girl workshop on the basic steps to plan and create a new business. Learn from a real banker how a business can get a loan, and “pitch” your business idea! At least 4 of the 5 steps towards earning the Business Owner badge will be covered. Badges not included.

WHO: Juniors
DATE: April 27, 2016
TIME: 3:30pm-5:00pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $5 per Registered Girl Scout
QUESTIONS: Lucy Effron, effronl@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 265
REGISTER: Register for Financial Literacy can be Fun! Business Owner>>

 

Toy Sculpture and Production Workshop
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to make miniature plastic figurines from an artist who has created characters for Disney and Pixar. Girls will be guided through this sophisticated process, from the 2D original concept to sculpting, mold-making and finally casting in resin. Space is limited. Badges not included.

WHO: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
DATES: April 27, 2016 thru April 29, 2016
TIME: 9:00am-12:30pm
PLACE: Long Island Academy of Fine Arts,14 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
COST: $200 per registered Girl Scout (includes materials)
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
Questions for LIAFA: Rebecca Forster, rebecca@liafa.com or 516.590.4324
REGISTER: Register for Toy Sculpture and Production Workshop>>

 

Budgeting - Financial Literacy can be Fun!
Join GSNC and our partner Wells Fargo for some tips on learning and earning! Practice the “spend/save/share” model of budgeting, based on your own values, for things you need and things you want. At least 4 of the 5 steps for the Budgeting badge will be covered in this workshop. Badges not included.

WHO: Cadettes
DATE: April 28, 2016
TIME: 3:30pm-5:00pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $5 per Registered Girl Scout
QUESTIONS: Lucy Effron, effronl@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 265
REGISTER: Register for Financial Literacy can be Fun! Budgeting>>

 

Girl Scout Day at the Hofstra School of Engineering
Hofstra University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences invites you to its first Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Learn about all the different career opportunities from women engineers and scientists that are working in the field. The day will be filled with fun and innovative activities that will give you a better idea of what engineers actually do on the job!

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: April 28, 2016
TIME:  8:45am-11:00am
PLACE: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY11549
COST: $5 Commitment Fee
QUESTIONS: Jan Figueira, figueiraj@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 217
REGISTER: Registration not open at this time.

 

Women of Wall Street
Bold and influential…discover the female power brokers who have shaped the history of Wall Street. This program will shine a light on the women who pioneered entry into this maledominated industry, and we’ll also learn a few lessons about money, values and success. The walking tour is expected to stop at the following landmarks: Federal Hall, NY Stock Exchange, The Bull, Trump Building, US Customs House, Stone Street, Fraunces Tavern and the Merchants Exchange. We’ll go to the Museum of American Finance for a program that will demonstrate why being financially savvy helps gain a competitive edge in the workplace and in life. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to tour the museum.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the costs of transportation and lunch are not included in the program fee. This is a Financial Literacy Program.

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: April 29, 2016
TIME: 10:30am–3:00pm
PLACE: Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
COST: $25 per Registered Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador; $25 per Adult (including Leaders)
QUESTIONS: Lucy Effron, effronl@gsnc.org or 516-741-2550 ext. 265
REGISTER: Register for Women of Wall Street>>

 

Good Seeds & Good Deeds 

Join the Flower Friends of Daisy’s Flower Garden for an afternoon of fun & facts! Did you know that flowers are just like people and gardens function just like the communities in which we live? Oh yes, it’s true! Learn all about how seeds, birds and bees must work together to make the world a beautiful place. Girls will participate in hands-on activities and plant a pal to nurture at home. Girls may earn their Watering Can
Award by completing a take home project either individually or as a Troop.

WHO: Daisies
DATE: Friday, May 6, 2016
TIME: 4:00pm–5:30pm
PLACE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
COST: $12 per registered Girl Scout (Badges may be purchasedat the GSNC Shop)
Leaders Free (Additional adults accompanying girls on the tour will be charged $5)

QUESTIONS: Lisa Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516-741-2550 ext.253

REGISTER: Register for "Good Seeds& Good Deeds" on May 6>>

 

Survival Challenge
Can you survive outdoors? Survival Challenge will test your old skills and teach new ones. Teams will be asked to accomplish specific tasks in a variety of situations. Stations will be manned by a guide that will explain the scenario and work with teams when necessary. With new scenarios this year, your team will have to work together to survive the night.

WHO: Cadettes
DATE: May 6, 2016
TIME: 6:00pm–8:30pm
PLACE: Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560
COST: $24 per registered Girl Scout (Includes Survival Challenge Patch); Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Survival Challenge>>

 

Digging with Daisies
Come to Bailey Arboretum for a nature hike unlike any other, with tree lined paths and all kinds of ground cover. Plant flowers in our garden beds. Learn the importance of hardworking bees; their value will no longer be a mystery. This workshop will end with a craft to take home; a reminder of the most wonderful things in nature. Badges not included.

WHO: Daisies
DATE: May 11, 2016
TIME: 4:15pm-5:45pm
PLACE: Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560
COST: $15 per registered Girl Scout ; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Digging with Daisies>>

 

Camp Blue Bay Open House Meet the Summer Camp Director!
Enjoy a drive with your family to East Hampton and visit our beautiful Camp Blue Bay. Learn more about our facility and summer camp programs by taking part in a self-guided tour. Camp Director and volunteers will be available to answer any questions you may have.

DATE (Choose one session)

TIME: 10:00am–3:00pm
PLACE: Camp Blue Bay, 103 Flaggy Hole Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937
REGISTER:

 

The Spring Fling at Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Celebrate spring with Saint Joseph’s Hospital staff! Bring the whole family to this carnival style event. Girls will serve as the guardians of their teddy bear as they rotate through stations to learn about different departments in the hospital. Emergency Medical Services will conduct informative ambulance tours. This event is open to the public.

WHO: All Girl Scouts
DATE: May 14, 2016
TIME (Choose one session)

PLACE: Saint Joseph’s Hospital, 4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
COST: $10 per registered Girl Scout (Includes teddy bear, lunch and fun patch); $10 per Tag-Along
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER:

 

A Day in the Life of a News 12 Reporter and Camera Person
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a reporter or camera person? Or how a news story is put together? Meet with a News 12 reporter and camera person and learn how reporters research stories, how news segments are produced, and what it takes to become a reporter or camera person.
Senior and Ambassador Gold Award Candidates/Awardees are invited to present your project to younger girls while you practice their interviewing skills to find out more about you and your work. You’ll also have a chance to explore communications as a college or career path, and help with set-up, registration, and clean-up.

WHO: Juniors & Cadettes, Senior & Ambassadors Gold Award Candidates/Awardees
DATE: May 15, 2016
TIME:

PLACE: Lynbrook Recreation Center, 55 Wilbur Street, Lynbrook
COST: $10 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Eliza Zipper, zippere@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext.254
REGISTER: This program is at capacity.

 

Wonders of Water
Celebrate the Wonders of Water at Bailey Arboretum. Why is water important? Why should it be kept clean? You’ll have a better understanding when we demonstrate. Clean water is a necessity, that’s not up for debate. Join us for a nature walk, follow our brook, learn what lives in and around it. You’ll have plenty of time to take a good look. Play water cycle games and make a craft to take home with you. Badges not included.

WHO: Brownies
DATE: May 17, 2016
TIME: 4:15pm-5:45pm
PLACE: Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560
COST: $15 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Wonders of Water>>

 

Don’t Bug Me!!
Don’t bug me! I am doing what entomologist do all day using scientific tools to learn all there is to know about little creatures that play very big roles in making the world a better place. Girls will learn how to classify bugs, play interactive games and make a bee buzzer too! Badges not included.

WHO: Brownies
DATE: June 1, 2016
TIME: 4:00pm-5:30pm
PLACE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
COST: $14 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Don’t Bug Me>>

 

Flower Power
Fill your botanist notebook with flower facts and findings. Learn about nectar guides and follow a flower road map hidden in plain sight...use your keen senses and your IQ to learn how flowers work together just like girls do. Create a beautiful flower arrangement to please the eye and warm the heart of someone special at home. Badges not included.

WHO: Juniors
DATE: June 3, 2016
TIME: 4:00pm-5:30pm
PLACE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
COST: $15 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Flower Power>>

 

Camp Blue Bay Sock Hop Weekend
Wouldn't you love to travel back in time to enjoy a good 'ol fashion Sock Hop? Pack your 50's attire and dance the night away at the first ever Camp Blue Bay Sock Hop. Spend the day Saturday enjoying the great outdoors, take a walk to the beach, make a spring decoration and play some games. After dinner it's time to party! Show us your moves on the dance floor doing the twist, the mashed potato and hand jive to name a few. Enjoy some activities and finish the night with an Ice Cream Soda Camp Blue Bay style.
Troops can choose to arrive Friday night or Saturday morning. No training required for adults but we do ask that you limit the number of adults to allow for more girls to attend. Indoor space and tens will be assigned based on the number of people in your group. Troops will be expected to share sites.

WHO: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops with appropriate coverage
DATE: June 3-5, 2016
TIME: Friday, 5PM to Sunday at 12PM
PLACE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton
COST: $45 per person, includes accommodations, meals and program materials
QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201
REGISTER: Download the Sock Hop Flyer/Registration Form>>

 

Trailblazers
Trailblazing is the best way to describe this outdoor adventure. Learn how to use your surroundings to navigate your way, play relay races that test your skill and aptitude, and scavenge for supplies that could save your life! Remain calm. Keep your head. Create a photo trail to share with friends.

WHO: Cadettes
DATE: June 29, 2016
TIME: 4:00pm-5:30pm
PLACE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
COST: $14 per registered Girl Scout; Leaders Free
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Register for Trailblazers>>

 

Earn Your Tastebuds Patch Cuban Style!
Enjoy a meal together to explore diversity through dining! This leader guided program will challenge your senses as you learn about the ingredients used to make the finest Cuban cuisine. The food connection game is so much fun: play it at your table and you will see that people are the same when it comes to cooking with creativity! Patches not included.

DATES: Mondays to Thursdays only thru June 30, 2016
TIMES: Dinner Program: 4:15pm-5:45pm
PLACE: Havana Central Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $16.75 per registered Girl Scout, Leader and additional adult ordering from Havana Central’s Tastebuds Menu
IMPORTANT: Participants must advise Crystal Davis of food allergies in writing upon registration.
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: To register for this Tastebuds Patch Program: Contact Crystal Davis, Havana Central Events Manager at 516.739.7900 or CDavis@havanacentral.com

 

Bullseye!
Celebrate the conclusion of The Hunger Games by learning archery. Instructors will teach girls good archery form, the 12 step shot sequence, the parts of a bow and arrow and the language of archery. Using traditional and compound bows, girls will practice what they have learned to master this newly acquired skill. Badges not included.

WHO: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
DATES: Now through Thursday, June 30, 2016
TIMES:

PLACE: C&B Archery, 11 Commercial Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
COST: $19 per participant for this 90 minute program
IMPORTANT: 6 person minimum; No Tag-Alongs under the age of 8
QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253
REGISTER: Contact C&B Archery’s Manager Anthony Agnese to register at 516.933.2697 or cbarchery@verizon.net

 

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)
This two-week Counselor-in-Training for Ambassador Girl Scouts will allow you to complete an outdoor leadership course, while observing and assisting counselors at camp. There will be time for training as well as an opportunity to work directly with younger campers. Participants will live in a tent unit and work together as part of the 2016 CIT Team. To be considered for this program, interested girls must complete the application process and have a personal interview. This training is limited to 12 participants.
WHO: Girl Scouts entering 11th or 12th grade by September 2016
PLACE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton
COST: $825 per registered Girl Scout; $855 per Non-Girl Scout
QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201
REGISTER: Contact Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631.604.2201 to request an application packet.

 

Designer Division, Stylish Subtraction, Fashionable Fractions
Do you enjoy putting outfits together? Do you like decorating your room? Do you love shopping? Are you thinking about a career that might include these interests? If the answer to these questions is “yes,” then join GSNC this summer for five afternoons exploring the financial literacy and math skills vital to anyone interested in the apparel and home décor industry. Participants will be introduced to the math used in retail and manufacturing. They will cost, price and produce a holiday décor item, and discuss what it might take to create a company to sell that item. The program is expected to include a visit to a local mall.

WHO: Cadettes (Girls must be entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2016)
DATES: July 25, 2016 to July 29, 2016
TIME: 1:30pm-4:00pm
PLACE: Location TBD
COST: $80 per registered Girl Scout (Includes all program materials and expenses)
CONTACT: Lucy Effron, effronl@gsnc.org or 516-741-2550 ext. 265
REGISTER: Register for Designer Division, Stylish Subtraction, Fashionable Fractions>>

 

Molloy College Spring Career Shadow Day
Interested in a STEM field? Want to understand the science behind behavior, thoughts, and feelings? Interested in doing research and helping others? Would you love to spend time in a Biology Research Lab? Would you enjoy seeing mathematics at the college level? Are you interested in teaching STEM as a career? Want to spend time with college professors? Then this Career Shadowing Day is for you! Only four spots available for the Spring Career Shadow Day with Dr. Melissa Gebbia and others.

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: TBD
TIME: 8:30am–3:00pm
PLACE: Molloy College - Department of Psychology and Counseling (Siena Hall, Room 100), 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
COST: $10 Commitment fee
IMPORTANT: Enrollment is limited to 6 girls
CONTACT: Patty Donohue-Brown, brownp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 273
REGISTER: Registration not open at this time.

 

 

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