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Program Spotlight

 

Program Spotlight provides the most up-to-date information on program opportunities at Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Click on the event that interests you for more information. You can also sign up for or read our current Program Newsletter to keep informed of all upcoming programs and events.

 

 

See other Possibilities Council-run for programs for your girls.

 

 

Junior Legacy Badge: Digital Photographer - New Dates Added!!

During this hands-on skill badge program at Microsoft, Juniors will learn to take, edit, and share fantastic digital photographs like a professional. They’ll end their session by creating beautiful photo keepsakes to take home and having a wild technologically inspired dance party! Juniors will earn a Microsoft fun patch the day of the event, and have completed four out of five steps towards earning this Skill Badge. The Digital Photographer Badge is sold separately in the Girl Scout Shop.

WHO: Juniors / Grades 4 - 5

DATE/TIME:

PLACE: Microsoft Store at Roosevelt Field Mall

COST: $5 per Scout / Leaders free

QUESTIONS: Contact Kim Genesi at genesik@@gsnc.org and 516.741.2550 ext. 255

IMPORTANT:  Registered Scouts only / Tagalongs welcome to attend but may not participate; Includes Fun Patch and optional 30 minute tutorial for adults ($50 value); Legacy Badge sold separately; 10 girl minimum / 24 girl maximum

REGISTER:

 

 

 

 

Cadette Legacy Badge: Digital Movie Maker - At Capacity

During this hands-on skill badge program at Microsoft, Cadettes will learn to shoot, edit, and share fantastic digital movies like a professional. They’ll end their session by premiering their mini movie on the big screen and having a wild technologically inspired dance party! Cadettes will earn a Microsoft fun patch the day of the event, and have completed four out of five steps towards earning this Skill Badge. The Digital Photographer Badge is sold separately in the Girl Scout Shop.

WHO: Cadettes only, please / Grades 6 - 8

DATE:

TIME:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

PLACE: Microsoft Store at Roosevelt Field Mall

COST: $5 per Scout / Leaders free

QUESTIONS: Contact Kim Genesi at genesik@@gsnc.org and 516.741.2550 ext. 255

IMPORTANT: *Please note: This is Columbus Day*; Registered Scouts only / Tagalongs welcome to attend but may not participate; Includes Fun Patch and optional 30 minute tutorial for adults ($50 value); Legacy Badge sold separately;10 girl minimum / 24 girl maximum

 

REGISTER: Digital Movie Maker has reached capacity. No more registrations can be taken.

 

 

 

“Mini-Convention” Experience – NO planes involved!

 

Join the FUN our delegates are having at the Girl Scout Convention in UTAH via a Livestream event right here at the Service Center.  We’ll be viewing a panel of outstanding women in one of GSUSA’s Conversations of Consequence as they talk about leadership.  Expand the tech experience: text and tweet our delegates to your heart’s content…maybe we’ll even catch a glimpse of them on the screen! Light refreshments will be served. And - of course -   SWAPS are welcome!

WHO: Adults and Girls 14 and above

DATE: Saturday, October 18, 2014

TIME: 4:00 – 6:30 pm

PLACE: Girl Scout Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City

COST: Free

QUESTIONS: Please contact    Joyce Wagner  at wagnerj@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext.225 or

Lucy Effron  at effronl@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext.265)

REGISTER: 

 

 

 

Brownie Legacy Badge: Computer Expert

During this hands-on badge program at Microsoft, Brownies will learn to easily navigate a computer and child-friendly software. They will work in pairs to practice internet safety, browse the web on a cool scavenger hunt, and put their fun findings to good use. Brownies will love learning to paint and draw through computer programs, creating their own beautiful keepsakes to take home. They’ll end their session by sharing what they’ve made, playing interactive computer games, and having a wild technologically inspired dance party! Brownies will earn a Microsoft fun patch the day of the event, and have completed four out of five steps towards earning this Skill Badge. The Computer Expert Badge is sold separately in the Girl Scout Shop.

WHO: Brownies
DATES:

TIME: 6:30-8:00pm
PLACE: Microsoft Store at Roosevelt Field Mall
COST: $5 per Scout / Leaders free - Includes Fun Patch and optional 30 minute tutorial for adults ($50 value)
IMPORTANT: Registered Girl Scouts only. Tagalongs welcome to attend, but may not participate. Legacy Badge sold separately. 10 girl minimum / 22 girl maximum

REGISTER:
Register for Brownie Legacy Badge: Computer Expert - October 20, 2014>>
Register for Brownie Legacy Badge: Computer Expert - November 7, 2014>>

 

 


Mix and Mingle: Calling All Girl Scouts working on their Gold Award Projects!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County is hosting the first Mix and Mingle event just for you. Come meet Sister Girl Scouts who were also approved and are working on their projects. It will be an evening where you can hear what others are doing, ask questions, share your successes, meet with mentors, and know you are not alone in “Going for Gold”.

WHO: Girls working on their Gold Award project
DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
TIME: 7:00-8:30pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, New York 11530

COST: Free

QUESTIONS: Contact Patte Conway 516.741.2550 ext.219 or conwayp@gsnc.org

IMPORTANT: There will be food and a door prize!

REGISTER: Register for Mix and Mingle>>

 

 

Digging with Daisies  

Daisy Girl Scouts will enjoy an autumn afternoon at beautiful Bailey Arboretum as they learn more about the outdoors during a nature hike. They will plant tulips in our garden bed, hear about the importance of bees and make a small craft to take home.

This program links to the Girl Scout Journey: It’s Your World – Change It! Welcome to the Daisy Garden and the Golden Honey Bee Award. Patches are not included.

WHO: Daisy
DATE:

TIME: 4:14pm to 5:45pm
PLACE: Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Road, Lattingtown, New York 11560
COST: $8.00 per Girl Scout; Up to 2 Leaders/Adults free ($5.00 additional adults); $8.00 Tag-Alongs

QUESTIONS: Please contact Pat Paluszek at patdim@verizon.net or 516.333.5818

REGISTER: Contact  Pat Paluszek at  patdim@verizon.net or 516.333.5818

 

 

 

 

Senior Legacy Badge: Website Designer

WHO: Seniors and Ambassadors / Grades 9 - 12

DATE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TIME:  6:30 pm– 8:00 pm

PLACE: Microsoft Store at Roosevelt Field Mall

COST: $5 per Scout / Leaders free

QUESTIONS: Contact Kim Genesi at genesik@gsnc.org and 516.741.2550 ext. 255

IMPORTANT: Registered Scouts only / Tagalongs welcome to attend but may not participate; Includes Fun Patch and optional 30 minute tutorial for adults ($50 value); Legacy Badge sold separately; 10 girl minimum / 24 girl maximum

 

REGISTER: Website Designer has reached capacity. No more registrations can be taken.

 

 

 

 

DigiGirlz: Smart Game Designing - At Capacity

WHO: Cadettes and Seniors (grades 6 – 10)

DATE: Monday, October 27, 2014

TIME:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

PLACE: Microsoft Store at Roosevelt Field Mall

COST: $5 per Scout / Leaders free

QUESTIONS: Contact Kim Genesi at genesik@@gsnc.org and 516.741.2550 ext. 255

IMPORTANT:  Registered Scouts only / Tagalongs welcome to attend but may not participate; Includes Fun Patch and optional 30 minute tutorial for adults ($50 value);Legacy Badge sold separately;10 girl minimum / 24 girl maximum

 

REGISTER: Digital Movie Maker has reached capacity. No more registrations can be taken.

 

 

 

 

You Promise, But Do You Pinky Swear? Date Change to October 29, 2014

… to keep a watch over each other?

… to know your family history of breast cancer?

… to adopt a healthy lifestyle?

… to do a monthly breast self-exam and yearly mammogram?

Girl Scouts of Nassau County is joining forces with The Maurer Foundation, a non-profit breast cancer awareness and education group to urge Scouts and their moms to make the Pinky Swear pledge to themselves and each other to take care of their breast health.

As part of the Pinky Swear program, The Maurer Foundation will be presenting a breast health workshop to mothers and daughters. to discuss Breast Cancer:  Myths  Facts  Risk reduction practices  Good nutrition. Silicone breast models will help mothers and daughters learn the proper technique for self-examination

WHO: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
DATE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: Free

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

IMPORTANT: No Tag-Alongs; *Limited Seating

REGISTER: Register for Pinky Swear>>

 

Girl Scout Rocket Launch Day

Girl Scouts of all levels are invited to participate in their very own rocket launch at the Nassau County STEM Hub! Learn a little about the science behind rockets and then build, decorate and launch your very own rocket! Daisies, Brownies and Juniors will build and launch water rockets, while Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will build and launch solid fuel Estes rockets. Program fee includes rockets, materials and admission to the galleries! (Launch is weather permitting)

WHO: All Levels
DATE: Saturday, November 1, 2014
TIME: 9:30 am to 1:00pm
PLACE: Cradle Of Aviation Museum, One Davis Avenue, Garden City , New York 11530
COST: $17 per Daisies, Brownie and Juniors
              $25 per Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

QUESTIONS: Please contact Marie Ilardi at mIlardi@cradleofaviation.org

REGISTER: Daisy Brownie Junior>>

                   Cadette Senior Ambassador

 

 

Leaf Art

As the air cools, join us for a walk through the woods as you learn more about beautiful Bailey Arboretum. We will collect a few different types of leaves, identify the trees they come from and then create beautiful leaves to hang in your window or use as part of your table decor at home.

This program links to Cadette Tree Badge. Patches not included.

WHO: Cadette
DATE/TIME:

PLACE: Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Road, Lattingtown, New York 11560
COST: $10.00 per Girl Scout; Up to 2 Leaders/Adults free; $5.00 additional adults;$10.00 Tag-Alongs

QUESTIONS: Please contact Pat Paluszek at patdim@verizon.net or 516.333.5818

REGISTER: Contact Pat Paluszek at patdim@verizon.net or 516.333.5818

 

 

Mommy and Me Winter Series at Camp Blue Bay

Each month, November – March we will be offering a Mommy and Me Weekend for either Daisy, Brownie or Junior level at Camp Blue Bay. Designed for you to spend quality time with your daughter, scheduled activities as well as some free time will be planned throughout the weekend. Limited to 60 per event, participants will stay in one of the two Troop Houses and all meals will be served at the Activity Building.

WHO; Registered GSNC Girl Scout and Mom/Guardian

DATES:

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

WHERE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton

COST: $45.00 per person, includes accommodations, meals and program materials

QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr, Manager, Program & Outdoor Services at:

BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201

Learn More about the Mommy and Me Winter Series at Camp Blue Bay>>

 

 

 

 

Netiquette Badge for Girl Scout Cadettes

 

Netiquette BadgeFor Cadettes who are working on the Netiquette badge, Cablevision's Power To Learn can help you to accomplish some of the requirements through their online resources, which have been specifically chosen to help you learn how to make - and keep- your online world a positive place.

Visit Cablevision's Power to Learn Website>>

 

 

 

 

GAALS: Girl Athletics And Life Skills

Looking for a way to earn badges and have fun too. GAALS: aims to empower girls through physical activity while building self-esteem. GAALS teaches girls the fundamental physical skills used in a variety of sports and the life skills used every day through fun, interactive classes designed and taught by coaches specializing in Psychology,
Exercise Science & Athletic Counseling.

If you are interested in checking out GAALS: please email info@gaalsusa.com

 

View flyer for more details about GAALS>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edible House Construction Classes

Looking for something new to do with your troop? How about learning how to construct an edible house? Riesterer's Bakery located at (210 Bedell Terrace, West Hempstead, New York 11552) offers
classes in edible house construction and while many of the holidays are over you can still learn how to do something great for an upcoming summer holiday!.

IMPORTANT: Minimum 10 children and Maximum of 20 children. A workshop engineer oversees the class and refreshment and cookies are served. $100 deposit is required at the time of the reservation.

QUESTIONS: Contact Riesterer Bakery at 516.485.7636 or email karl282@aol.com

 

View Flyer for more details about Edible House Constuction Classes>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn How to Defend Yourself!

Lynbrook Ultimate Martial Arts and Fitness is offering one free class for troops. Many Daisys have already particpated in
the Stranger Danger Bullying Prevention Program.

Lynbrook Ultimate Martial Arts and Fitness is a modern and unique dojo, leadership academy and state of the art fitness center. They provide world class Karate instruction, Mixed Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Kick Boxing, Self-defense, Krav Maga, brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
and Fitness Bootcamp.

WHO: Everyone
DATE: To Be Determined by Troop
TIME: 7:00am to 10:00 pm
PLACE: Lynbrook Ultimate Martial Arts and Fitness, 44 Broadway, Lynbrook, New York
COST: One Time Free Troop Program

REGISTER: To register contact Josh Rabinowtiz at umafdojo@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

Healthy LivingAny programs that feature the Healthy Living Initiatives Symbol are programs that are considered to be in line with Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Healthy Living Initiatives.

The Healthy Living Initiatives brings a unique perspective to keeping girls healthy. Girls define health in their own terms, placing as much emphasis on emotional and social well-being as physical health, nutrition and physical fitness. In addition to healthy eating and physical fitness, the Healthy Living Initiative focuses on increasing girls’ self-esteem, media image awareness and how to develop healthy relationships.