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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. Cookie Credits can be used to pay for any of these programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL program offerings (last-minute opportunities that are not in Possibilities)

 

 

Programs for Girl Scouts (In order by date)

 

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

WHO: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
DATE: Thursday, February 26, 2015
TIME: 10:30am to 2:00pm
PLACE: New York Institute of Technology,Old Westbury Campus Student Activity Center Gymnasium
COST: FREE

QUESTIONS: Patty Donohue-Brown, brownp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 273

IMPORTANT: Check the program section on gsnc.org website for updated details.

REGISTER: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day>>

 

 

 

 

INVENTION CONVENTION   

From the light bulb to the iPad, inventors are always coming up with great ways to solve problems. GSNC’s third annual Invention Convention will put your ideas to the test. Rotating through different stations, your problem solving skills will be used in new hands-on, interactive activities.

WHO: Brownie
DATE: Friday, February 27, 2015
TIME:  6:00pm–8:30pm
PLACE: Cradle of Aviation, 1 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $20 per registered Girl Scout (Includes Invention Convention Patch)

QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253

IMPORTANT: Leaders Free, No Tag-Alongs

REGISTER: Invention Convention>>

 

 

 

 

TAKE ACTION FOR THE GOLD AWARD  

If you are planning to earn the Gold Award, this workshop is for you! Learn the guidelines for the award, 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: To make the world a better place!

WHO: Senior, Ambassador
DATE: Choose one session to attend:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 or
Monday, April 13, 2015

PLACE: Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801 (Between Beech Lane and Blueberry Lane)

Or

DATE: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
TIME: 7:00pm–8:30pm (all dates)
COST: $10 per registered Girl Scout (Includes Take Action Patch and GSNC Tote Bag)
$5 per adult

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

IMPORTANT: No Tag-Alongs


REGISTER:

Take Action for Gold Tuesday, March 3, 2015>>

Take Action for Gold Tuesday, April 13, 2015>>

Take Action for Gold Thursday, August 18, 2015>>

 

 

 

 

ENTREPRENEURIAL ENVOYS

Join the Entrepreneurial Envoys and become a member of the exclusive group of Girl Scouts who have excelled in using the *5 Skills* of the Cookie Program. The Entrepreneurial Envoys team up with our Girl Scout Council staff and volunteers to:

 

WHO: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2015
TIME: 7:00pm–8:00pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center,110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: Free

QUESTIOMS: Fran McAllister, mcallisterf@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 249.

IMPORTANT: Free for registered Girl Scouts who have had Cookiesales of 300+ boxes (Includes a light snack), No Tag-Alongs

REGISTER: Register for Entrepreneurial Envoys on Thursday, March 5>>

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL SPEAK

Join us to talk about issues that you are passionate about and help design projects to inspire change. Topics may include bullying, body image, relationships, or other issues.

WHO: Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors
DATE: Monthly Thursday meetings:
*December 11, 2014, January 15, 2015, *February 26, 2015, March 19, 2015, April 16, 2015, May 21, 2015
TIME:7:00pm–8:30pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $15 per registered girls,$45 per non Girl Scout (includes membership fee)

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

IMPORTANT:

 

REGISTER:

 

 

 

 

 

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:Tuesday, February 3, 2015
TIME:7:00pm-8:30pm
PLACE:GSNC Service Center,110 Ring Road West , Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $5 per registered Girl Scout

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

IMPORTANT: No Tag-Alongs

REGISTER: Register for Girl In Governance>>

 

UNDER GARDENERS PROGRAM   

As an extension of the GS Gardeners, The Farm at Oyster Bay has offered an opportunity for GS
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 when younger GS
and other youth groups attend, and take the lead on planning and running special events.

Each girl MUST attend the Under Gardeners training meeting and then 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.

Nice bonus: if you are working on the Sow What Journey, this is a great opportunity to see how
your food goes from seed to table.

WHO: Senior, Ambassador
DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2015 Under Gardeners Training Meeting
TIME:   4:30pm-5:30pm
PLACE: The Farm at Oyster Bay, 510 Split Rock Rd., Syosset, NY 11791
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

 

IMPORTANT: The program takes place March-September 2015. Be prepared to make the commitment and get dirty! Old clothes and closed toe shoes are a must.
Leaders Free, No Tag-Alongs

 

REGISTER: Girl Scout Under Gardeners>>

 

 

 

 

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 you’ll learn how reporters research stories, how news segments are produced, and what it takes to become a reporter or camera person.

Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to arrive early, help work
with younger girls, and hear the reporters’ presentation.

WHO: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
DATE: Sunday, March 15, 2015
TIME: Juniors and Cadettes: 2:30pm-5:00pm
          Seniors and Ambassadors: 1:30pm-5:15pm
PLACE: Lynbrook Recreation Center, 55 Wilbur Street, Lynbrook
COST: $10 per registered Girl Scout

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

IMPORTANT: Program link: aMUSE Journey for Juniors and MEdia Journey
for Cadettes, aMUSE and MEdia awards will not be earned during this program.

Space is limited. To maximize space for girls who want to participate in this program, parents are asked to carpool and bring necessary adult coverage if possible.

Girls are encouraged to submit questions for the reporter and camera person prior to the program.
Questions can be submitted to zippere@gsnc.org.

REGISTER:

A Day in the Life 1:30>>

A Day in the Life 2:30>>

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL SCOUT GARDENERS  

Are your girls interested in learning how their food grows? Join us at The Farm at Oyster Bay for the
sixth 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.

For the Growing Season:
Each GS Troop picks 3 weeks to tend the garden, starting in 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.

The two most important aspects of this wonderful program are communication and commitment;
both are needed for a successful garden.

WHO: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette
DATE: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Planning Meeting
TIME:  4:30pm-6:00pm
PLACE: The Farm at Oyster Bay,510 Split Rock Road, 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

IMPORTANT: The program takes place March-September 2015. Be prepared to make the commitment and get dirty! Old clothes and closed toe shoes are a must. Program Links: It’s Your Planet-Love It! Journeys - All GS Levels

REGISTER: Girl Scout Gardeners>>

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE IN ACTION          

At this workshop you’ll do fun, hands-on chemistry experiments. See how cool science can be when you are the Scientist!

WHO: Brownie, Junior
DATE: Friday, March 20, 2015  Snow Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
TIME: Choose one session:
           5:00pm-6:00pm or 6:00pm-7:00pm
PLACE: Hofstra University, Berliner Hall, Room TBD, (at the corner of California Avenue and Huntington Place)
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

IMPORTANT: Enrollment is limited to 20 girls per session

REGISTER:

Science in Action 5pm to 6 pm>>

Science in Action 6pm to 7 pm>>

 

 


 

STEM BADGES at Microsoft Store   

Thank you for your excitement about the Girl Scout programs at the Microsoft Store in Roosevelt Field. We know that many of you wanted to register for our first round of badge workshops which sold out literally overnight! This pilot program was such a success that Microsoft is now coordinating with GSUSA to roll this series out on the national level so that every Microsoft Store can offer the same high quality programs that GSNC put forth this Fall.

Until that partnership is complete, you can book Troop visits on your own through www.FieldTripFactory.com – simply search the location as Microsoft Garden City and choose the date & time you wish to attend. The current workshops they are offering for children ages 8 – 16 are free of charge. You can choose from:

• Technology Innovations and Digital Literacy
• Learn to Code
• Smart Game Design
• DigiGirlz

If you have additional questions about Microsoft workshops, please contact Jerelyn Zontini at jezontin@microsoft.com

Thank you for continuing to support your daughter in Girl Scouts. We will strive as always to offer the most relevant and interesting programs throughout the year. new and exciting opportunities.


 

 

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 take a part in improvisations, creative drama and role playing and will get the chance to perform for their fellow program participants.

 

WHO: Junior, Cadette
DATE: Friday, March 20, 2015
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)

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

IMPORTANT: No Tag-Alongs,Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, Program Link: It’s Your Story, Tell It! Journeys

REGISTER: Theatri-Gals>>

 

 

 

 

 

TAKE ACTION FOR THE SILVER AWARD      The March Date is March 26.

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: Cadette
DATE: Choose one session to attend:
           Thursday, March 26, 2015 (Date Change from the 25th )or
            Tuesday, April 28, 2015
PLACE: Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801 (Between Beech Lane and Blueberry Lane)

DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2015
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
TIME: 7:00pm-8:30pm (all dates)
COST: $10 per registered Girl Scout (Includes Take Action Patch and GSNC Tote Bag)
           $5 per adult

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

IMPORTANT: No Tag-Alongs

REGISTER:

Take Action for Silver Wednesday, March 26, 2015>>

Take Action for Silver Tuesday, April 28, 2015>>

Take Action for Silver Thursday, August 20, 2015>>

 

 

 

 

CPR, AED, and FIRST AID    

The DeMatteis Center has offered GSNC an opportunity for girls 12 to 18 years old to receive certification in CPR, AED and First Aid. Girl Scouts MUST attend both sessions to be fully certified with the American Heart Association in CPR, AED, and First Aid.

Training for Girl Scouts ONLY

WHO: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
DATE: CPR: Thursday, April 16, 2015
           First Aid: Thursday, April 22, 2015
TIME:  5:00pm–8:30pm
PLACE: DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale, NY 11548
COST: $25 per registered Girl Scout (Covers BOTH dates)

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

IMPORTANT: Space is limited to 40 girls

REGISTER: CPR AED FIRST AID>>

 

 

SURVIVAL CHALLENGE   

Can you survive outdoors? Survival Challenge will test your old skill and teach new ones. Team will be asked to accomplish a specific tasks in a variety of situations. Stations will be manned by a guide
to 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: Cadette
DATE: Friday, May 8, 2015
TIME: 6:00pm–8:30pm
PLACE: Bailey Arboretum, 194 Bayville Road, Lattingtown, NY 11560
COST: $18 per registered Girl Scout (Includes Survival Challenge Patch)

QUESTIONS: Lisa Bordonaro-Lubrano, lubranol@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 253

IMPORTANT: Leaders Free, No Tag-Alongs

REGISTER: Survival Challenge>>

 

CAREER EXPLORATION CAMP        


A week of immersion into the varied career opportunities within a major medical system. See
and hear from a variety of professionals – doctors, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, engineers,
marketers, etc. – Participants will get an up-close view (think field trips) of the different jobs
that are needed for Long Island’s largest employer and a national leader in health and wellness,
to care for our community.

WHO: Senior (10th grade) Ambassador (11th grade)
DATE: July 13 - 17
TIME 8:00am - 5:00pm
PLACE: North Shore LIJ Health Network, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, New York

QUESTIONS: Patty Donohue-Brown, brownp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 273

IMPORTANT: Must complete an application and interview as part of the application process; limited to 20 girls

Applications will be available after February 9th. Please contact Patty Donohue-Brown if you are interested in applying.

 


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 cost, price and produce a holiday décor item, and discuss what it might take to create a company to sell their item. The program is expected to include a visit to a local mall.

WHO: Cadette
DATE: Monday, July 27, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015
TIME: 1:30pm–4:00pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530
COST: $80 per registered Girl Scout entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade (Includes all program materials and expenses)

QUESTIONS: Lucy Effron, effronl@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 265

IMPORTANT: Program link: Skills learned in this session can be used toward
the Entrepreneur Badge (Badge not included).

REGISTER: Designer>>

 

 

 

 

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NOTICE REGARDING REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS:

 

Please do not call about program availability! This site is regularly updated to indicate those sessions that are full.

Completion of the online request is NOT a guarantee of placement. Once you are placed in the event, you will receive a final confirmation from "confirmation@gsnc.org". Please add this email address to your "safe sender" list. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT. Your credit card will not be charged unless you are placed in the program.

Registration Fees are NOT REFUNDABLE unless Girl Scouts of Nassau County is unable to place the Girl Scout in the program/event requested. Refunds are not available for no-shows or early departures.

If you choose to have your confirmation sent via email, it must be to the email address on your membership record. If your information (address, phone, e-mail) has changed since you filed your membership registration, please let us know.

Non-Council events are not available for on-line registration. You must register directly with the program provider listed with the activity.

All events are for registered Girl Scouts. Girls who are not Girl Scouts may register as a Girl Scout member, and then request placement in any of our programs.

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PLEASE NOTE:

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

The Healthy Living Initiative 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.