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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.

 

 

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What To Know Before You Go... College Preparation Workshop

Hear the advice of professional guest speakers as they speak about the following topics at this three session college preparation workshop.

Your Online Presence & Social Media Best Practices
Central Park Association of Girl Scouts presents Guest speaker: Cassie Rowan, Girl Scouts of Nassau County Interactive Media Coordinator
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Mattlin Middle School in the Cafeteria, 100 Washington Avenue, Plainview, NY 11803

What You Need to Know to Make College Affordable
Plainedge Association of Girl Scouts presents Guest speakers: Jan and Tony Esposito of www.collegechannel.net
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Place: Plainedge Middle School, 200 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714

WHO: 10th, 11th and 12th grade girls
DATE: Thursday March 27 and Tuesday, April 22
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
COST: $5.00 for Registered Girl Scouts, $23.00 for non Girl Scouts. (Includes $18.00 Girl Scout Registration Fee.) Maximum capacity 100.

IMPORTANT: Parent Q & A with our presenters at 8:30 pm

QUESTIONS: Contact Lisa Lubrano by phone at 516.741.2550 ext.253 or by email at lubranol@gsnc.org

 

REGISTER: Register for "What To Know Before You GO... College Preparation Workshop">>

 

 

Learning by Gaming w/Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab and Video Game Creation: Build, Play & Share on PC or xBox 360!


Session #3: Kodu, Adv. Programming, PC & xBox360 consoles (8 classes)
DATES: Fridays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11, 18, 25
TIME: 7:00-8:30pm


PLACE: Microsoft Store, Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
COST: Sessions #1 and #2 ($75)
Session #3: ($150)

REGISTRATION: Register for Learning by Gaming by emailing participant name, parent’s name, email address, phone   number to Brianna Kitchener at bri.kitchen@gmail.com

QUESTIONS: Please contact Brianna Kitchener at bri.kitchen@gmail.com or Cell phone number 516.680.6476

IMPORTANT: Girls will use Microsoft Surface Tablets @ Microsoft Store

Our Girl Scout Program Leaders are: Brianna Kitchener, Dessie Dimino and Diane Kitchener

Brianna has been on a Girl Scout robotics team for 7 years (FIRST FLL & FTC team) The ICEBREAKERS.
She plans on attending college locally in New York and continuing to teach younger girls how to get involved on robotics teams and learn programming with Kodu.

Dessie is a 2014 NCWIT high school Aspirations in Computing Award Recipient in NYS and a National Runner-up.

Diane is a Girl Scout of Nassau County robotics coach, Girl Scout leader, NCWIT grant recipient and Kodu trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Recess Astronomy Camp

Scouts will visit the Cradle’s digital planetarium, construct their own telescope, learn in the Space Gallery, build a model of a Space Shuttle, sketch the phases of the moon and so much more!

WHO: Brownie, Junior, Cadette
DATE: April 14, 2014 – April 16, 2014
TIME: 9:30am-1:30pm
PLACE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, One Davis Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530
COST: 100 dollars per scout

REGISTER: To register call Marie Ilardi at 516.572.4066 or email her at milardi@cradleofaviation.org

View Astonomy Camp flyer>>

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Blue Bay Work and Fun Weekend! - AT CAPACITY

Interested in helping to improve and maintain our camp while enjoying the camp experience?


Weekend projects to include clearing paths, spreading wood chips and other assorted projects. Choose to come for the day or stay for the weekend. Each group will be required to volunteer for at least 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 training required.

 

WHO: Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Troops with appropriate coverage and Individual Adult Volunteers
DATE: April 11-13, 2014

PLACE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton, NY
COST: $10 per person to cover the cost of meals and snacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 an Embryology Research Lab? Would you enjoy seeing mathematics at the college level? Want to spend time with college professors? Then this Career Shadowing Day is for YOU!

Sign up quickly as there are only four spots available for this Spring Career Shadow Day with Dr. Melissa Gebbia, Dr. Mary Kusenda, and Dr. Deborah Upton!

WHO: Seniors and Ambassadors (grades 9-12)
DATE: April 16, 2014
TIME: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
PLACE: Molloy College, Department of Psychology and Counseling, Siena Hall, Room 100,Rockville Center, New York 11571
COST: FREE

REGISTER: Register for Molloy College Spring Career Shadow Day>>

QUESTIONS: Please contact Patty Donohue-Brown at brownp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 273

IMPORTANT: ONLY FOUR SPOTS AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Chef Cook Off - Come and be a part of this exciting endeavor!

The Kohl’s Cares® Keeping Kids Healthy Program and Cohen Children’s Medical Center are committed to improving children’s health by encouraging parents to help their kids make smart food choices and get regular exercise. The Top Chef Cook-off was created to inspire families to develop creative, nutritious, tasty and kid-friendly recipes.

The Kohl’s Cares® Keeping Kids Healthy Program and Cohen Children’s Medical Center want to challenge boys and girls to create tasty, healthy, exciting new recipes!

WHO: Children (girls and boys) ages 5 to 17
DATE: April 23, 2014 Online submissions (recipe and photo of prepared dish)

QUESTIONS: Email us at: llocastr@nshs.edu or driccardi@nshs.edu

IMPORTANT: Maximum of two children per entry. A Parent or Guardian MUST be involved.

 

View complete program details Top Chef Cook Off Flyer>>

Visit the Top Chef Cook Off Website for Complete Contest Details>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girlz Talk – Empowerment for Girls

Join us on for a day of empowerment and critical conversations about self-esteem,  fashion and finance, health and beauty, career exploration and more at Girlz Talk.

WHO: Girls ages 11 to 18 years old
DATE: May 10, 2014
TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm
PLACE: Hofstra University, Mack Student Center, 1000 Hempstead Turnpike (North Campus), Uniondale, New York
COST: $25 (includes access to all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch and gift bag)

QUESTIONS: Please call 516.378.3415 or email: info@cedarmore.org

View complete program details for Girlz Talk>>

 

REGISTER: Register for Girlz Talk - Empowerment for Girls>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motiv8 – 8 Ways to Rock Your Own World!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Motiv8 Program flyerMotiv8 – 8 Ways to Rock Own Your World!

In celebration of Mother's Day, join us for a dynamic, interactive multimedia-based empowerment program! Infused with humor and music - Motiv8 teaches daughters and moms 8 skills to help reduce stress, increase awareness, and improve their relationship while having fun!

WHO: Girls grades 5-12 and their female adult
DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014
TIME: 1:30pm-4:00pm
PLACE: Cactus Academy inside Roosevelt Field Mall
COST: Special GSNC discount of $30 per ticket. $25 for groups of 10 or more. Use discount code “GSNC.”
IMPORTANT: 100% of the profits from this event will go to support the Nassau County Girl Scouts!

View Promotional Video>>
View Motiv8 Flyer>>

REGISTER: To Register for Motiv8, visit motiv8.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prescription for Girls – STEM Career Choices presented by St. Joseph Hospital - AT CAPACITY

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Nurse, Physician Assistant, Doctor, X-ray tech, MRI Tech,
Phlebotomist, Social worker or Physical Therapist? Experience and learn hands on what it would like to be
part of the Medical Community through a hands on visit to the St. Joseph Hospital Teddy Bear Clinic.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County will have experience treating and caring for Teddy Bears at this clinic.
Scouts are encouraged to bring their own Teddy Bear or doll so they will be able to explore and experience what
each Medical professional does through:

• 3 (or 4) ten minute sessions
• Tactile learning - by doing
• Ask questions- Be up close
• Leave with hand-outs, photos, new friends in the science/medical field and a new Teddy Bear to care for
• Spend time with actual licensed medical professionals
• Learn how to care for and treat their Teddy Bear patient.
• Have fun with your Troop and earn a patch, as well

WHO: Brownie, Junior
DATE: May 10, 2014
TIME: 10:00am - 2:00pm
PLACE: St. Joseph Hospital 4295 Hempstead Turnpike Bethpage N.Y 11714
COST: $10.00 per registered Girl Scout

QUESTIONS: Liz Schwind 516-520-2801 or email Elizabeth.schwind@chsli.org

 

REGISTER: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CAPACITY. NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED

 

 

 

 

 

Get Moving Journey Weekend at Camp Blue Bay

Got energy? It's all around us! The Get Moving Journey calls on girls to use their energy to protect Earth's energy. While spending a weekend at Camp Blue Bay girls will explore the many forms, uses and misuses of energy while working towards earning their Journey. All meals included, Troops are responsible for their own transportation.

WHO: Junior Girl Scout Troops (No training required)

DATE: May 16-18, 2014

PLACE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton, NY

COST: $55.00 per person

Complete Get Moving Journey Weekend Information and Registration Form>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti Bullying Day

Do you see a lot of bullying in your school or community? Would you like to help take a stand against it?

Middle school and high school girls from across Nassau County are invited to join GSNC’s participation in the Town of North Hempstead Anti Bullying Day. The program will include a walk to raise awareness about bullying, expert speakers, breakout groups to discuss how bullying impacts you and music.

WHO: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
DATE: Saturday, May 31st
TIME: 11:00am-3:00pm
PLACE: North Hempstead Beach Park
COST: Free


REGISTER: Register for Anti Bullying Day by contacting Eliza Zipper at zippere@gsnc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Westbury Gardens Find a Flower Fairy

Children ages 4-8 are invited to a special evening to follow clues to discover the enchanted fairy world that magically appears in the gardens Midsummer.

WHO: Daisy, Brownie
DATE: June 20, 2014
TIME: 4:00 pm- 6:00pm
PLACE: Old Westbury Gardens
COST: $4 per Girl Scout $7 per adult

REGISTER: When registering online at www.oldwestburygardens.org, click Girl Scout or Girl Scout leader/paretn box and add your troop numbe in the comment box to receive discounted pricing listed for this event.

IMPORTANT: Register early! Tickets are limited.

 

View Flyer for Find a Flower Fairy>>

 

 

CAREERS Exploration Camp - North Shore LIJ

Love the idea of helping others? Thinking about a career in health care but don’t know what area to choose? Girl Scouts of Nassau County is partnering with North Shore-LIJ Health System to offer a week long career exploration camp.

See how ambulances get to an emergency in minutes. Learn how meals are planned for thousands of patients and dietary requirements are still met. Find out how hospitals really prevent the spread of millions of germs with great infection control measures and see surgery performed. Girls who participate in this camp will get an experience of a lifetime.

Come join us for a unique learning opportunity that will expose you to the wide scope of career opportunities available within healthcare. You will experience hands-on learning in various clinical areas, as well as an introduction to a number of high growth non-clinical careers options within healthcare.

Activities will be interactive and consist of tours/exploration, shadowing, simulation, observations, demonstrations, presentations and classes in departments such as:
• Ambulance & Emergency Services
• Ambulatory Surgery
• Behavioral Health
• Central Supply
• Child Life
• Dietary & Nutrition
• Emergency Management & Preparedness  
• Family Centered Care/Cultural Competence
• First Aid/CPR
• Human Resources
• Infection Control
• Insurance
• Medical Laboratory & Pathology
• Nursing
• Operating Room
• Patient Simulation Lab
• Pharmacy
• Physical & Occupational Therapy
• Radiology
• Research
• Respiratory
• Social Work

WHO: Rising 10th and 11th grades only
DATE: July 14 - 18
PLACE: North Shore LIJ Health System, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, New York 11030
COST: $100 per girl for the week

QUESTIONS: Contact Patty Donohue Brown at brownp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 273

View flyer of this program>>

For detailed description of the program>>

IMPORTANT: Click here to download an application for this Program>>

Applications must be received by Monday, May 16th.Only 20 girls will be chosen. Applications can be mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Patty Donohue Brown
Girl Scouts of Nassau County
110 Ring Road West
Garden City, NY 11530

Fax: 516.741.2207

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Summer Mini Sessions for Individual Cadette Girl Scouts

***Breathe Journey - Summer Mini Session

Board the bus to spend four days and three nights in a Troop House at Camp Blue Bay enjoying everything that summer camp has to offer while working towards the Breathe Journey. Working towards your Journey you will take part in a number of hands on workshops learning to use your skills to protect the air of Planet Earth!

WHO: Individual Cadette Girl Scouts

DATE: July 14-17, 2014

PLACE: Camp Blue Bay (Buses depart from and return to Hofstra University)

COST: $450.00 per registered Girl Scout

Breathe Journey Summer Mini Session Flyer>>

Breathe Journey Summer Mini Session Registration Form>>

 

 

 

***Adventure Fun - Summer Mini Session

Board the bus to spend four days and three nights in a Troop House or a tent your choice at Camp Blue Bay. Spend extra time on the low ropes course focusing on team building games and activities. Get to know the girls in the group by challenging yourself and working as a team to complete each element of the course.

WHO: Individual Cadette Girl Scouts

DATE: August 4-7, 2014

PLACE: Camp Blue Bay (Buses depart from and return to Hofstra University)

COST: $450.00 per registered Girl Scout

Adventure Fun Summer Mini Session Flyer>>

Adventure Fun Summer Mini Session Registration Form>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Adventures - Troop Camping

Summer Adventures Troop Camping provides an opportunity for Troops to camp during the summer months

and take advantage of the activities offered during summer camp; including swimming, boating, nature,

arts & crafts, campfires and more. Troops need to have one adult per 8 girls to attend; no training required;

all meals will be served in the Dining Hall. Troops are responsible for their own transportation.

Session dates, pricing and registration information>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bugs Badge Program at Camp Blue Bay

Spend time at Camp Blue Bay in a tent with your Brownie Troop earning the Bugs Badge. Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. All meals included, Troops are responsible for their own transportation.

WHO: Brownie Girl Scout Troops (No training required)

DATE: July 21-23, 2014

PLACE: Camp Blue Bay

COST: $100.00 per person

Bugs Badge Program Flyer>>

Bugs Badge Program Registration Form>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailblazing Badge Weekend at Camp Blue Bay

Spend the weekend at Camp Blue Bay in a tent with your Girl Scout Troop exploring your inner outdoors woman while working to earn the Trailblazing badge. This trip will give you a great introduction to outdoor adventure. All meals included, Troops are responsible for their own transportation.

WHO: Cadette Girl Scout Troops (No training required)

DATE: July 25-27, 2014

PLACE: Camp Blue Bay

COST: $100.00 per person

Trailblazing Badge Weekend Flyer>>

Trailblazing Badge Weekend Registration Form>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agent of Change Journey Program at Camp Blue Bay

Spend time at Camp Blue Bay in a tent with your troop working towards your Agent of Change Journey. Come along to create a circle of fun and friendship, understand the power of one and learn more about the power of team and explore the possibilities of reaching out to become the power of community. All meals included, Troops are responsible for their own transportation

WHO: Junior Girl Scout Troops (No training required)

DATE: July 28-30, 2014

PLACE: Camp Blue Bay

COST: $100.00 per person

Agent of Change Program Flyer>>

Agent of Change Program Registration Form>>

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Habitats Badge Weekend at Camp Blue Bay

Spend the weekend at Camp Blue Bay in a tent or a Troop House with your troop earning the Animal Habitats badge. Find out about wild animals; create an animal house; and explore endangered habitats. All meals included, Troops are responsible for their own transportation.

WHO: Brownie Girl Scouts Troops (No training required)

DATE: August 8-10, 2014

PLACE: Camp Blue Bay

COST: $100.00 per person

Animal Habitats Weekend Flyer>>

Animal Habitats Weekend Registration Form>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Night at New York Mets


Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Girl Scout Day at New York MetsSaturday, August 16 @7:10pm vs. Chicago Cubs

Join the New York Mets as they take on the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, August 16 for Girl Scout Night! Sit with fellow Troop members, family, and friends and take dvantage of a 20% savings through this special Girl Scout offer!

Groups of 25 or more are welcomed on the scoreboard. Order includes a special New York Met’s Girl Scout Patch! Enjoy Boys II Men post game concert.

For more information, please contact Nicole Annese in the group sales department at 718.559.3020 or email nannese@nymets.com

View Girl Scout Night at New York Mets Flyer>>

Purchase Tickets to Girl Scout Day at New York Mets>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Bash


Start off your Girl Scout year with this fun event hosted by the Sheridan AMF Bowling Center. Girls will have a blast - bowling for an hour, doing a scavenger hunt and dancing to the music and videos in between. All girls will receive a welcome gift, win a scavenger hunt prize and earn a special Rally patch. There are 4 different sessions this year and the cost is still only $5.00 per girl, so make sure to register early, before the 9/12/14 deadline.

This event helps girls develop Goal Setting, People and Decision Making skills while discovering the 2014 theme of “Dive In! Be Active” with Mags&Munchies.

DATE: Saturday, September 20, 2014
PLACE: AMF Sheridan Lanes, 199 E Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501
COST: $5.00 per girl, adult coverage no charge (Includes approximately 1 hour of bowling, Rally patch, welcome gift and game prize)
QUESTIONS: Contact Fran McAllister at 741-2550 ext. 249 or mcallisterf@gsnc.org

REGISTER:

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL SCOUT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE at the 53rd GSUSA NATIONAL CONVENTION

Join us at the Girl Scout National Convention for a special program just for Seniors and Ambassadors!

At the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, which takes place at the same time as the National Convention, girls will:

• Get the latest information on their chosen issues from experts in teen violence, healthy relationships, basic needs (such as hunger, poverty, homelessness, and natural disaster relief), inclusion/diversity, self-image/body image, education, and the status of women.
• Work together on solutions to these issues with girls from around the globe.
• Return home ready to make a specific impact in their communities and councils.

WHO: Seniors & Ambassadors who will be 14 or over by Oct. 16th, 2014
DATE: Oct. 16th-19th
PLACE: Salt Lake City, Utah
COST: About $400 per person – Includes airfare, hotel, and meals

QUESTIONS: Contact Eliza Zipper at zippere@gsnc.org or 516-741-2550 x254

IMPORTANT: Click here to download an application for this trip>>

Applications must be received by Monday, May 5th. Applications can be mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Eliza Zipper
Girl Scouts of Nassau County
zippere@gsnc.org
110 Ring Road West
Garden City, NY 11530
Fax: 516.741.2207

 

 

 

 

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>>

 

 

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.