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2014 Summer Event Guide

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Registration Begins May 1

GSNI Program Department Pam Schnecke Director Girl Leadership Experience Elgin Service Center, Ext. 7140 pschnecke@girlscoutsni.org

Stephanie Sturm Girl Leadership Specialist, Outreach Rockford Service Center, Ext. 7203 ssturm@girlscoutsni.org

Kathleen Baylis Girl Leadership Specialist, GS Gold Award Rockford Service Center, Ext. 7156 kbaylis@girlscoutsni.org

Katie Sullivan Girl Leadership Specialist, STEM Elgin Service Center, Ext. 7137 ksullivan@girlscoutsni.org

Felecia Dupczak Girl Leadership Specialist, Camp Pathway, Program Aide Sugar Grove Service Center, Ext. 7161 fdupczak@girlscoutsni.org

Emily Hall Girl Leadership Assistant & Campsite Coordinator Elgin Service Center, Ext. 7132 ehall@girlscoutsni.org sitecoordinator@girlscoutsni.org

Shannan Harley Girl Leadership Specialist Sugar Grove Service Center, Ext. 7121 sharley@girlscoutsni.org Brooke Radford-Knight Girl Leadership Specialist Elgin Service Center, Ext. 7147 bknight@girlscoutsni.org

Need help registering for an event? Call 1-800-242-5591 for the Registration Help Desk, Ext. 7110

Service Centers Elgin: 847-741-5521 Freeport: 815-235-8777 Rock Falls: 815-997-5100

Rockford: 815-962-5591 Sugar Grove: 630-897-1565

Event Supervisors Needed! For many of our events, we need one registered Girl Scout Volunteer (registered adult who has passed a background check) per event to:

• Check in participants.

• Provide overall supervision of girls during the event, with support from troop adults in attendance.

• Provide assistance to facilitators as needed, with support from troop adults in attendance.

• Distribute and collect event evaluations.

• Check out participants, ensuring all girls are signed out by approved adult.

You can check the availability of a event in the online registration section of the GSNI website. Just click on the event name, then scroll down to the availability box to see the number of open spaces. Remember, registration is on a first-come, firstserved basis.

If interested in this position, please contact the “Staff Contact” listed for the event you are available to help with. Event supervisors will receive a $10 Event Voucher that may be used to register their daughter for a future council-sponsored program event held during the current membership year.

GSNI Preferred Partner

You may notice the Preferred Partner logo throughout this booklet, indicating quality events planned and implemented by organizations, businesses, and experts in your community. When you see the Preferred Partner logo, you can trust that the program offered aligns with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Visit www.girlscoutsni.org for more information about what each Preferred Partner offers, and to see any new partners. Questions or interested in becoming a Preferred Partner? Contact Shannan Harley at sharley@girlscoutsni.org or 630-897-1565, Ext. 7121. 2

Events-at-a-Glance Event Name

Level(s)

Location

Deadline

Date(s)

Journey / Focus

DA/BR

Geneva

6/04

Sat., 6/14

Wonders of Water / Event

4

DA

Long Grove

6/04

Mon.,.-Thurs., 6/16—19

Between Earth & Sky / Camp

4

DA/BR

Rockford

6/04

Tues., 6/17

N/A

4

Let’s Move! Zumba!

All Levels

Mt. Carroll

6/03

Thurs., 6/19

N/A

4

Nature Explorer

All Levels

Pecatonica

6/04

Mon., 6/23

STEM

4

Let’s Move! Zumba!

All Levels

Mt. Carroll

6/10

Thurs., 6/26

N/A

4

DA/BR

Sterling

6/12

Sat., 6/28

STEM

4

All Levels

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

STEM

5

* Rainbow Science

DA/BR

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

STEM

5

* Rainbow Science

DA/BR

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

STEM

5

* Move-It!

DA/BR

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

5

* Animal Encounters

All Levels

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

5

* Digging into the Past

All Levels

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

5

* Dr. Seuss Inspired Art

DA/BR/JR

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

5

* Splish Splash Splatter Art

DA/BR/JR

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

5

DA/BR

Sterling

7/10

Sat., 7/26

N/A

6

DA/BR/JR

Sterling

7/10

Sat., 7/26

N/A

6

Trek Through the Tropics

DA/BR

Rockford

7/16

Sat., 8/02

N/A

6

Fizz, Pop, Splash!

DA/BR

Hanover

7/16

Mon., 8/04

STEM

6

Raging Waves

All Levels

Yorkville

7/23

Sat., 8/09

Event

6

Animals in Art

DA/BR

Freeport

7/23

Sat., 8/09

N/A

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Fantastic Foam Festival Between Earth and Sky Camp The Reason for a Flower

Color Me Curious GSNI Museum Adventure Day

Be a Friend, Not a Bully BYOU2 Dance Party

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* You must be registered for the GSNI Museum Day in order to sign up for these events.

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2014 Summer Events Fantastic Foam Festival

Journey: Wonders of Water / Focus: Event

Code: S14204

How many ways can you have fun with foam? Can foam fly? Can you paint with foam? Can you eat foam? Experience your own foam fun with foam stickers, foam bubbles, and flying foam air planes at this event. Make new friends while learning all the different fantastic things to do with foam! Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Saturday, June 14 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Fabyan Forest Preserve 1925 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva $15 per girl Ends 6/4/2014 Shannan Harley, Ext. 7121

NOTE: Troops/groups must meet proper girl/adult ratio. Individually registered girls must attend with an adult. Bring a sack lunch.

Between Earth and Sky Camp

Code: S14208

Journey: Between Earth and Sky / Focus: Camp

Hop in your peddle-powered car and join the Daisy Flower Friends at camp! Have a great time completing the Between Earth and Sky Journey while also out enjoying nature. Girls will have the opportunity to choose their camp activities while working with a Daisy team, design their own Take Action Project, and get hands-on experience at a local farm! GSNI Preferred Partner

Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Includes: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies June 16–19 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Long Grove Country School 20400 Old Hicks Road, Long Grove $285 per girl Journey book and Journey awards Ends 6/04/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

NOTE: Troops/Groups must meet proper girl/adult ratio but does not have to be the same adults each day. Indiviudally registered girls must have an adult volunteer at least one day at camp.

The Reason for a Flower

Code: S14212

Enhance your young botanists’ study of plant and flower anatomy. Based on the book The Reason for A Flower by Ruth Heller, girls will identify the structures and functions of plants and flowers while expanding their understanding of flowering plants. They will see, touch, and smell examples from the tropics and plant their own seeds to take home! GSNI Preferred Partner

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Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Tuesday, June 17 10 a.m.—12 Noon Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens 1354 North Second Street, Rockford $10 per girl Ends 6/04/14 Kathleen Baylis, Ext. 7156

Let’s Move! Zumba! Zumba is an energizing dance-based fitness class. You won’t even know you are exercising, as you get wrapped up in the exciting moves and the music!

GSNI Preferred Partner

Who: Time: Location: Fee: Includes: Staff Contact:

Girl Scouts, All Levels 6–7 p.m. Mount Carroll Township Public Library 208 North Main Street, Mt. Carroll $3 per girl Fun Patch Kathleen Baylis, Ext. 7156

Code: S14214 Date: Thursday, June 19 Registration: Ends 6/03/2014 Code: S14219 Date: Thursday, June 26 Registration: 6/10/2014

Nature Explorer Focus: STEM

Code: S14217

Take a true look into nature and examine the trees, water, and animals that make up our ecosystem. See how they all work together. Grow your nature experience through a hike at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center. Later in the day, Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation staff members will introduce you to a variety of animals for an upclose encounter with nature’s animals! Who: Girl Scouts, All Levels Date: Monday, June 23 Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center 13735 Cook Road, Pecatonica Fee: $20 per girl; $20 per adult Registration: Ends 6/04/2014 Staff Contact: Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

Color Me Curious

Code: S14221

Want to know how a rainbow is formed, or which colors show up best in the dark? Did you know colors also have meanings? Check out this workshop and satifsy your curiosity about colors and the science behind them! Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Saturday, June 28 10 a.m.–12 Noon Sterling Public Library 102 West Third Street, Sterling $5 per girl Ends 6/12/2014 Kathleen Baylis, Ext. 7156

� These programs are all on July 19. * You must be registered for the GSNI Museum Adventure Day in order to participate in these additional events.

GSNI Museum Adventure Day Focus: STEM

Code: S14236

Enjoy an adventure-filled day at the Riverfront Museum Park in scenic downtown Rockford. Spend the day exploring local museums with optional additional workshops available at each location to expand your knowledge! Learn about the world’s past at Burpee Museum of Natural History, play and discover science at the Discovery Center Museum, revel in art at the Rockford Art Museum, and view dance studios and costumes at the Rockford Dance Company. GSNI Preferred Partner

Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Includes: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scouts, All Levels Saturday, July 19 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Riverfront Museum District 711 N. Main Street, Rockford $15 per girl; $15 per adult Museum Day Patch Ends 7/02/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Saturday, July 19 Discovery Center Museum 711 N. Main Street, Rockford $5 per girl Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

Code: S14231 Time: 9:15–10 a.m. Registration: Ends 7/2/2014 Code: S14232 Time: 12 Noon–12:45 p.m. Registration: Ends 7/2/2014

Code: S14233

Warm up your body like a ballerina, play creative dance games, and learn a fun folk dance. In this perfectly-timed, actionpacked dance class, you won’t believe how much you can move! Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scouts, All Levels Saturday, July 19 10–11 a.m. Burpee Museum of Natural History 711 N. Main St., Rockford $5 per girl Ends 7/02/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

Code: S14235

Take a walk through time and discover different things that lived in the past. You’ll examine fossils from different time periods and visit the Burpee Paleo Lab where scientists clean dinosaur bones and other fossils in this extremely hands-on workshop!

Rainbows abound in this wonderful workshop all about color and light. Make an amazing color viewer, mix colors, fool your eyes, and create a kaleidoscope!

* Move-It!

Code: S14234

Get up close and personal with live animals at the Burpee Museum of Natural History! Learn about how they live and what makes them similar and different from one another.

* Digging into the Past

* Rainbow Science

Who: Date: Location: Fee: Staff Contact:

* Animal Encounters

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Saturday, July 19 10–10:30 a.m. Rockford Dance Company 711 N. Main St., Rockford $5 per girl Ends 7/02/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scouts, All Levels Saturday, July 19 1–2 p.m. Burpee Museum of Natural History 711 N. Main Street, Rockford $5 per girl Ends 7/02/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

* Dr. Seuss Inspired Art

Code: S14244

Want to learn how Dr. Suess created his artwork? Take this class to learn all the tips and tricks behind the colorful books in his unique style! Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors Saturday, July 19 11 a.m.–12 Noon Rockford Art Musuem 711 N. Main Street, Rockford $5 per girl Ends 7/02/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

* Splish Splash Splatter Art

Code: S14245

This workshop will showcase different techniques of splatter art. Girls will have a great time throwing paint at paper while learning about the actual methods professional artists use in creating masterpieces. Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors Saturday, July 19 2–3 p.m. Rockford Art Musuem 711 N. Main Street, Rockford $5 per girl Ends 7/02/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

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� These programs are all on July 26. Be a Friend, Not a Bully

Code: S14248

Focus: STEM

Code: S14253

Sometimes it can be hard to stand up for what you believe in, especially if there are bullies around. Learn how to stand up for yourself and how to help others who may need YOU to stand up for them!

Join the award-winning Discovery Center Museum at Far Horizons for a fun, messy day! Drip drops, dissolve powders, mix chemicals, invent goo, and explore amazing things water can do. Dress for the mess!

Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Saturday, July 26 10 a.m.–12 Noon Sterling Public Library 102 West Third Street, Sterling $5 per girl Ends 7/10/2014 Kathleen Baylis, Ext. 7156

BYOU2 Dance Party

Code: S14249

Get moving Bollywood style! Learn about Indian culture as you make your own Rangolis, a good luck red ribbon and a Bollywood-style bracelet to wear while you dance. Try some Indian dance moves and learn all about Indian culture! Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors Saturday, July 26 1–3 p.m. Sterling Public Library 102 West Third Street, Sterling $5 per girl Ends 7/10/2014 Kathleen Baylis, Ext. 7156

Trek Through the Tropics

Code: S14252

Have you ever wondered how plants and animals survive with 80 inches of rainfall annually? Girls will trek through Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens and analyze the physical characterstics that help plants and animals survive in their tropical habitat. Girls will compare and differentiate the tropical climate with the climate of Illinois and plant a tropical plant to take home! GSNI Preferred Partner

Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

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Fizz, Pop, Splash!

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Saturday, August 2 10 a.m.–12 Noon Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens 1354 North Second Street, Rockford $10 per girl Ends 7/16/2014 Kathleen Baylis, Ext. 7156

GSNI Preferred Partner

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Monday, August 4 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Far Horizons 9702 S. Lost Horizon Road, Hanover $22 per girl Ends 7/16/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

Raging Waves Focus: Event

Code: S14255

Join us for Girl Scout Day at Raging Waves! Bring your troop or family and enjoy Girl Scout activities throughout the day at this awesome water park. Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Includes: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scouts, All Levels Saturday, August 9 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Raging Waves Water Park 4000 N. Bridge Street Yorkville $20 per girl; $20 per adult Water park admission and Girl Scout activities Ends 7/23/2014 Shannan Harley, Ext. 7121

NOTE: Troops/groups must meet proper girl/adult ratio. Individually registered girls must attend with an adult.

Animals in Art Focus: Event

Code: S14266

Explore the collections of the Freeport Art Museum and discover the many ways animals have been portrayed in art. Then, learn to draw and paint a very artistic cat using acrylic paints! GSNI Preferred Partner

Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies Saturday, August 9 12 Noon–2 p.m. Freeport Art Museum 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport $17 per girl Ends 7/23/2014 Kathleen Baylis, Ext. 7156

NOTE: Troops/groups must meet proper girl/adult ratio. Individually registered girls must attend with an adult. Bring a sack lunch.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) Event Registration Information Unless otherwise noted, registration for events in this booklet begins May 1, 2014. HOW TO REGISTER: Unless otherwise noted, registration for events is open for both troops/groups and individual registration. NOTE: Permission slips will be sent with the confirmation; however, the activity permission slip found on the GSNI website may be used. Council events are conducted by a variety of sources— outside resources, volunteers, and/or council staff. In order to ensure girl/adult ratios are met, we ask the following: •• If registering as an individual, check the event description to determine if adult chaperones are required to accompany girl participants.

•• If registering as a troop/group (even if leaders ask parents to register the girls individually), proper girl/adult ratio must be met.

•• Due to space limitations, we ask that troops meet but do not exceed girl/adult ratios.

In all cases, each girl participant must turn in a completed permission slip signed by their parent/guardian. Check the individual event description to determine if adult chaperones are required to pay. Adult chaperones are required to register regardless of fee. To determine the proper girl/adult ratio, see Volunteer Essentials, Chapter 4: Safety Wise. Volunteer Essentials is available on the GSNI website. Troop registrations will keep all your girls together—all will get in or not get in. If you don’t want any girls left out, troop registration is recommended. Registrations and payment may be: •• Completed online at www.girlscoutsni.org unless otherwise noted. •• Mailed to the Elgin Service Center.

•• Hand delivered to any of GSNI’s service centers during regular business hours. (GSNI is not responsible for forms dropped off when a center is closed.) •• Registrations must be received by the deadline date.

EVENT CANCELATIONS: If an event does not meet the minimum registration as of the deadline date, GSNI reserves the right to cancel the event. Notice will be made by by email and/or phone. PAYMENT: Payment in full MUST be submitted with the registration. Cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and/or “Cookie Dough/S’more Dough” are accepted. Online registration requires credit card payment. “Cookie Dough/S’more Dough” cannot be used with online payment. “Cookie Dough/S’more Dough” must be received prior to the expiration date listed on the coupon. CONFIRMATION: A registration confirmation will be emailed to all participants shortly after the closing date of registration. If you have not received a confirmation five (5) days prior to the event, please call the girl leadership assistant at Ext. 7132. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Girl participants may request up to $15 twice per membership year for program event financial assistance. Requests are considered by the membership year the event is being held, not date submitted. If requesting financial assistance for an event, submit a completed financial assistance request WITH the event registration form. The financial assistance form may be found on the GSNI website or contact the girl leadership assistant at Ext. 7132. REFUND PROCEDURE: •• A full refund of the fee (including deposit) is made ONLY if a participant can’t be placed in the event of her choice or if it is necessary for GSNI to cancel an event opportunity.

•• A partial refund, cost of the event minus a $5 per person processing fee or 1/2 the event fee for events costing less than $10, will be given if requested in writing prior to the event deadline. When requesting a refund, include the following information in an email or letter to the girl leadership assistant at ehall@girlscoutsni.org: name and address of participant, name and date of event, and reason for request.

NOTE: Registrations are not accepted over the phone and no spots can be held without a paid registration.

•• No refunds will be given after the event registration deadline.

However you choose to register, you must not register prior to the beginning registration date (May 1, 2014).

If a Girl Scout membership registration fee was paid, it is non-refundable.

Registrations postmarked, dropped off, or submitted online prior to the beginning registration date will receive a two-day penalty. (Held for two days after registration opens.) Registrations received after the close of registration will be accepted ONLY at the discretion of the director of girl leadership or her designee. Please CALL the girl leadership assistant at Ext. 7132 for possible availability after the registration deadline has passed.

CHAPERONES: Adults accompanying participants may be responsible for: •• Assisting with event activities as requested by event facilitator. •• Administering any necessary disciplinary actions when behavior is disruptive. If behavior continues to disrupt, the workshop facilitator may alert the chaperones to have them handle the situation appropriately.

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OFFICE USE Postmark/ Del. Date _______________

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Council-sponsored Event Registration Form

Return with payment to: Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois OR Register online at Elgin Service Center www.girlscoutsni.org 12N124 Coombs Rd., Elgin, IL 60124 PLEASE PRINT EVENT INFORMATION Name of Event/Workshop

Code

GIRL INFORMATION ADULT INFORMATION PAYMENT Date/Time

# of Girls

Fee per Girl

# of Adults

Fee per Adult

Total

REGISTRATION: NOTE: Unless otherwise specified: •• Troops/groups must meet proper girl/adult ratio. •• Adults MUST register for the event. Check individual event descriptions to determine if there is an adult fee. •• All girl participants must be registered Girl Scouts. If you are registering a girl for an event who is not a current member of Girl Scouts, please contact our registration help desk on how to register her as a Girl Scout. (847-741-5521, Ext. 7110). Adult Contact __________________________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________ City/Zip ____________________________________________________ Home Phone ____________________________________________________ Alternative Phone _____________________________________________________ Troop/Group No. ______________________ OR Individually Registered Girl Scout _________________________ Girl Participant Names Grade Adult Chaperone Names 1. ______________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ 4. ______________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ 5. ______________________________________________________________ _______ ______________________________________________________________ 6. ______________________________________________________________ _______ 7. ______________________________________________________________ _______ 8. ______________________________________________________________ _______ 9. ______________________________________________________________ _______ 10. _____________________________________________________________ _______ Please indicate any special needs that those in attendance may have (diet, activity limitations, etc.):

PAYMENT INFORMATION: � Check/Money Order Credit Card Information: � Visa

� MasterCard

� Cash � Discover

� Credit Card

� Cookie Dough/S’more Dough

Expires ____________________________

Cardholder’s Name (PRINTED) ___________________________________________ Signature __________________________________________________ Cardholder’s Address _______________________________________________________________ City/Zip ____________________________________________ Card #_________________________________________________________________________________ Validation Code (on back of card) ______________

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2014 Summer Event Guide - Daisy