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OVER E M P FLI E OUR TO SE R AND OO OUTD MMER SU 2017 OGRAMS! PR CAMP

2016 - 2017

Council Program Guide


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WE SALUTE YOUR ENERGY. We’re proud to support the Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay and all those who come together to make a difference in the communities we serve.

Š Delmarva Power, 2016


Dear Girl Scouts, Family and Friends, Are you as excited about this Girl Scout year as I am? We have so many incredible things to look forward to — like 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies! I cannot wait to see what amazing things our Girl Scouts will do this year. Girl Scouts do a lot more than people know. They make a difference for so many in the community, from the homeless to children in the hospital. They are making a real change in the world. They learn about engineering, tackle bullying and face their fears head on. But most of all, Girl Scouts know how to have fun! Look inside this guide for more information about events, trainings and opportunities for our Girl Scouts. Make sure you turn the book over to see all the exciting 2017 Summer Camp and Outdoor Program opportunities, too! Yours in Girl Scouting,

Anne T. Hogan, CEO, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay

Flip this book o ver to see Outdo or Program and 20 17 Camp Sessio ns!

Contents

OFFICES:

Program

Northern Resource Center and Bay Shop 225 Old Baltimore Pike Newark, DE 19702 302-456-7150 • 800-341-4007

The Bay Shop

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General Program Information

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Program Calendar Listing

10

Preferred Vendors

16

Multi-Level Programs

18

GS Daisy Programs

24

GS Brownie Programs

25

Highest Awards, On My Honor

26

GS Junior Programs

28

GS Cadette Programs

30

GS Senior Programs

33

Women of Distinction

35

Leadership Application

35

Camp Country Center

Camp Todd

GS Volunteer and Adult Programs

36

Fall Product Program

38

1051 Sharpless Road Hockessin, DE 19707

25012 Beauchamp Branch Road Denton, MD 21629

Girl Scout Cookie Program

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Camp Grove Point

Camp Sandy Pines

Family Partnership

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Event Registration Form

44

2930 Grove Neck Road Earleville, MD 21919

27157 Riverside Drive Extension Fruitland, MD 21826

Community Service Building 100 W. 10th St., Ste. 610 Wilmington, DE 19801 302-778-0293

Peninsula Resource Center and Bay Shop 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601 Salisbury, MD 21804 410-742-5107 • 800-374-9811

CAMPS:

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Newark Bay Shop 225 Old Baltimore Pike Newark, DE 19702 302-456-7150 x 176 FAX: 302-456-7188 bayshoporders@cbgsc.org

Salisbury Bay Shop 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601 Salisbury, MD 21804 410-742-5107 x 22 FAX: 410-742-9506 bayshoporders@cbgsc.org Girl Scout Starter Kit Starter kits are available all year. The kits include a vest, tunic or sash, basic official insignia and grade level Journey or Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting book bundled in a free Girl Scouts drawstring tote bag.

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Girl Scout Essentials Kit Essentials kits are for Girl Scouts of any grade level who want the option to select what they need for their year in Girl Scouts. Simply choose items from a list of Official Essentials located in your local Bay Shop. When your purchase reaches $50, grab your FREE BAG and let the adventure begin! Bridging Kit Bridging kits include grade level recognitions for bridging. Add the girls’ names to the sheets provided and you are ready to present them at your ceremony! Kits are available year round; pre-order is required for more than six kits.

Troop shopping and council tours available Wednesday nights from September to May. Reservations required. Reservations are required one week in advance. Call or email The Bay Shop for more information.

Shop anytime 24/7 at www.gscb.org and click on "The Bay Shop"

Bay Shop Rebate Program Receive money for your troop by collecting Bay Shop receipts! How to claim your troop rebate: • Collect Bay Shop receipts from purchases made by leaders, parents and guardians. • Only non-promotional purchases made between August 1 and October 31, 2016 are eligible, including online and phone orders. • Submit receipts and a completed rebate form before November 30, 2016. • Your rebate will be sent in a notification email by January 31, 2017 and is valid through April 29, 2017. • You must use your rebate all at one time.

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Mail to: Scan and Email to: The Bay Shop dsamis@cbgsc.org Attn: Troop Rebate 225 Old Baltimore Pike Newark, DE 19702 Service Unit:

* Troop #:

* Leader's Name: * Email: * Phone Number: * Number of sales slips attached: * Total amount of receipts: $ * Required Rebate will be emailed by January 31, 2017


Council Own Patches & Badges Archery

Junior

Basic Outdoor Skills

Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Butterflies

All Ages

Camp the Peninsula - Camp Country Center

All Ages

Camp the Peninsula - Camp Grove Point

All Ages

Camp the Peninsula - Camp Sandy Pines

All Ages

Camp the Peninsula - Camp Todd

All Ages

Campfire Brownie Badge

Brownie

Clowning Around

Brownie/Junior/Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Daisy Trunk

All Ages

Delaware Greenways

All Ages

Delaware Small Wonder

All Ages

Family Participation

All Ages

Girl Scouting on the Delmarva Peninsula

All Ages

Hats Off to Girl Scouting

All Ages

H2O (Bays, Oceans, Rivers, Wetlands series)

All Ages

Insect ABC's

All Ages

Maryland Old State Line

All Ages

Master of the Campfire

Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Miniaturists Badge

Brownie/Junior/Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Nurses Exploration

Brownie/Junior/Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Physical Therapy

Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Roots & Shoots

Brownie/Junior/Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Speaking in Sign

Brownie/Junior/Cadette/Senior/Ambassador

Virginia Old Dominion State

All Ages

World Thinking Day

All Ages

For details on requirements and to purchases patches or badges online, visit: http://www.gscb.org/02_for_girls/awards_recog/councils_own_awards/council_awards.html 5


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Registration Information Who Can Attend An Event? All girls are invited to attend the events listed in the Council Program Guide. If the girl is not a registered Girl Scout, we simply ask that you go online to www.gscb.org, complete a Membership Registration Form and pay the $15 membership fee and $15 council service fee, in addition to the event cost. You may attend with your troop, bring a friend or just come join the fun with your fellow Girl Scout sisters! How do I register my daughter/troop for a program? Please read the description of the program and how to register. Most of our vendors are taking their own registrations at this time. For programs through GSCB, please use the Event Registration Form (215-PM) found on page 44 or at www.gscb.org. When filling out your registration form, please be sure to include the name of the event for which you are registering and email to: program@ cbgsc.org. You may also mail to: 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702. For questions call 302-456-7150 and ask for the Event Registrar. Adult/Girl Ratios A minimum of two registered adults (unrelated) must accompany every troop to an event, unless otherwise noted in the event description. Please consult Volunteer Essentials for exact ratio information. Individually registered girls must be accompanied by one adult. When a program specifies that adult attendance is not required, a medical release form and parent permission slip must be provided to the program leader. Our primary goal is to provide quality programming to girls. As a result, there may not be space available above the adult-to-girl ratios. Payment is due at time of registration. We accept troop debit cards, Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express credit cards. Late Fee Any registration received after the 14 days registration deadline will incur a late fee for EACH participant listed. The fee schedule is as follows; Event cost…………$0-$10………......fee is $1 per participant Event cost…………$11-$20………....fee is $2 per participant Event cost…………$21-$40……..….fee is $4 per participant Event cost………....$41 & over….…fee is $6 per participant * Late fee payment does not guarantee entry Confirmations Once you are registered, a receipt will be sent via email (troop leaders will receive confirmation for troop registrations). Confirmations will indicated whether you have been registered for the event or on a waiting list. If a program is not filled by the closing date (14 days prior to the event), it may be cancelled and notifications will be sent via email.

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Events are not just for troops! Girls can attend events on their own or with a special non-Girl Scout friend. Financial Assistance Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is grateful to the many individuals, service clubs and businesses for their support of the Financial Assistance program. GSCB also receives funding for financial assistance from the Wilmington Flower Market, the Christmas Tree Shop, the United Fund of Talbot County and the United Ways of Delaware, the Lower Eastern Shore of MD, the Virginia Eastern Shore and Cecil and Kent Counties. Financial Assistance is available for all Girl Scout events unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact GSCB at 800-341-4007. Cancellation and Refunds Events are held rain or shine unless inclement weather would adversely affect the program. In those cases, participants will be notified of cancellation and/or rescheduling of programs. If GSCB cancels an event for any reason or cannot place participants in the event of their choice, GSCB will issue a complete refund of the registration fee. If the minimum number of participants is not met 14 days prior to the program date, unless otherwise noted, the program will be cancelled. Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing, 30 days written notice is required to receive 50 percent of registration fees of $7.50 or more per individual. No refunds will be issued if less than thirty days written notice is given, unless for medical reasons. Refunds for medical reasons will only be processed if notification is made before the event or within one week following the event, accompanied by a doctor’s note. No refunds will be issued for individuals who do not show up for their scheduled event. The $15 membership and $15 council service fee are non-refundable. Religious Recognitions In addition to our My Promise, My Faith award, religious recognitions are developed and administered by each of the major religious groups. Through Girl Scouting, each girl is encouraged to become a stronger member of her own religion. Girls who choose to participate in one of the programs do so outside the regular troop meetings with a group of girls guided by a spiritual counselor or with their own families. For more information, please visit www.prayerpub.org or call 800-933-7729. Council Own Patch and Badge Programs GSCB has a variety of patch and badge programs to enrich and supplement the group experience with fun opportunities to Discover, Connect and Take Action. Visit www.gscb.org for specific information about these patches.


Welcome to Online Membership Registration Feature for parents/guardians: • Keep contact information up-to-date • Manage the entire family with one login • Pay annual membership dues and print membership cards • Make a donation to GSCB Feature for troop leaders: • Manage troop members’ contact information • Communicate with troop members using email within the system • Print membership cards for troop members • Create and print a troop roster • Re-register troop Features for individuals: • Keep contact information up-to-date • Pay annual membership dues and print membership cards • Make a donation to GSCB Help Desk If you need help getting started in Personify or have a problem with one of its functions, please contact our help desk staff Monday – Friday: Helpdesk@cbgsc.org, 800-341-4007 or 302-456-7150 ext. 183.

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Date

Event

City, State

Level

Page

August 2016 8/17/2016 8/20/2016

Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews Program Aide

TBD Hockessin, DE

S/A C

27 30

Salisbury, MD Yorklyn, DE Rehoboth Beach, DE Rehoboth Beach, DE Newark, DE TBD Rehoboth Beach, DE Hockessin, DE Greenville, DE

D/B/J All D J B S/A C All S

18 18 24 28 25 27 31 18 33

Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Yorklyn, DE Milford, DE Milford, DE Newark, DE Greenville, DE Salisbury, MD Rehoboth Beach, DE Wilmington, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Claymont, DE TBD Newark, DE Pocomoke City, MD Claymont, DE

C/S J/C All B S C S All J B/J J/C/S C/S All S/A All C All

18 18 18 25 33 31 33 18 28 19 19 18 18 27 18 30 18

September 2016 9/3/2016 9/4/2016 9/10/2016 9/10/2016 9/17/2016 9/21/2016 9/23/2016 9/24/2016 9/25/2016

Butterflies Steamin' Day Fun Patch Rosie’s Story: Beach Clean-Up at the Seashore! Animals in an Estuary Hiker Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews Stargazing at the Seashore Miraculous Monarchs Sow What Locavore Adventure

October 2016 10/1/2016 10/1/2016 10/2/2016 10/8/2016 10/8/2016 10/8/2016 10/9/2016 10/12/2016 10/15/16 — 10/16/16 10/15/2016 10/15/2016 10/15/2016 10/15/2016 10/19/2016 10/19/2016 10/28/16 — 10/29/16 10/29/2016

DNA Fingerprinting Blueprint of a Berry Steamin' Day Fun Patch Insect Adventurer Can you Canoe? Trees Sow What Locavore Adventure 59 Minute Quick Start Campout at the Beach! Letterboxing & Geocaching MicroArt Photography for Art and Memories Juliette Low Tea Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews 59 Minute Quick Start Night at the Museum Juliette Low Tea

November 2016 11/5/2016 11/5/2016 11/5/2016 11/5/2016 11/5/2016 11/6/2016 11/8/2016 11/12/2016 11/12/2016 11/12/2016 11/12/2016 11/16/2016 11/18/2016 11/19/2016 11/19/2016 11/19/2016

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Media Radio Behind-the-Scenes Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo Scout Night at the Museum Passport to Nursing Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry Steamin' Day Fun Patch Bank of America Technology Badge - Banking Basics Sea Glass Jewelry Pendants Child and Babysitting Website Designer Playing the Past, Then and Now Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews Leadership Applications Due Animals and Me Making it from Scratch Tremendous Trees

Wilmington, DE C Wilmington, DE D/B/J Wilmington, DE D/B/J Dover, DE B/J Newark, DE D-1/B/J/C-6 Yorklyn, DE All New Castle County, DE J/C Rehoboth, DE J Newark, DE C Hockessin, DE S/A Newark, DE J TBD S/A Newark, DE All Wilmington, DE D/B Salisbury, MD J/C/S/A Wilmington, DE C

31 19 19 19 19 18 20 28 31 20 28 27 35 21 20 31


Date

Event

City, State

Level

Page

November 2016 11/19/2016 11/19/2016 11/19/2016 11/20/2016

Snap Circuits - Basic Snap Circuits - Advanced Program Aide Volunteer-in-Training

Newark, DE Newark, DE Denton, MD Denton, MD

B/J C/S/A C S/A

20 20 30 21

J C/S/A J/C/S/A All C C All C-8/S/A/Ad C-8/S/A/Ad J All S/A

28 21 20 35 31 31 21 21 21 28 35 27

B-3/J B C C J C/S/A B B/J S/A B/J C/S/A C/S/A J/C/S/A C/S/A J C C/S/A J/C C/S J/C/S/A

21 25 30 31 29 22 25 22 27 20 20 22 27 35 29 31 22 18 18 27

December 2016 12/3/2016 12/3/2016 12/3/2016 12/7/2016 12/10/2016 12/10/2016 12/10/2016 12/10/2016 12/10/2016 12/10/2016 12/14/2016 12/21/2016

Earth’s Endangered Introduction to 3D Design Making it from Scratch Media Girls Child and Babysitting Woodworker Girl Scout Day at Winterthur The Art and Science of Chocolate The Art and Science of Chocolate Playing the Past, Old School Style Media Girls Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews

Wilmington, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Salisbury, MD Newark, DE Salisbury, MD Wilmington, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Newark, DE Newark, DE TBD

January 2017 TBD 1/8/2017 1/13/17 — 1/14/17 1/14/2017 1/14/2017 1/14/2017 1/14/2017 1/16/2017 1/18/2017 1/21/2017 1/21/2017 1/21/2017 1/22/2017 1/28/2017 1/28/2017 1/28/2017 1/28/2017 1/28/2017 1/28/2017 1/29/2017

Camp-In Ballet Dancer Night at the Museum Child and Babysitting Robot Fun Reactive Robots Celebrating Community Maker Marathon Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews Snap Circuits - Basic Snap Circuits - Advanced Explore the Magic of Motion - UD On My Honor Powerful First Impressions Drawing Child and Babysitting Weather Contingency Date: Explore the Magic of Motion Blueprint of a Berry DNA Fingerprinting Weather Contingency Date: On My Honor

Baltimore, MD Newark, DE Pocomoke City, MD Newark, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Newark, DE Hockessin, DE TBD Newark, DE Newark, DE Newark, DE Smyrna, DE Newark, DE Salisbury, MD Salisbury, MD Newark, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Smyrna, DE

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Date

Event

City, State

Level

Page

February 2017 TBD 2/4/2017 2/4/2017 2/4/2017 2/4/2017 2/5/2017 2/11/2017 2/11/2017 2/11/2017 2/15/2017 2/18/2017 2/18/2017 2/19/2017 2/25/2017 2/25/2017 2/25/2017

Camp-In Weather Contingency Date: Powerful First Impressions Child and Babysitting The Art and Science of Chocolate The Art and Science of Chocolate Super Scout Sunday For the Love of Animals H20 - Ocean Chesapeake STEM Fest Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews Weather Contingency Date: Chesapeake STEM Fest Owls and Stars Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Celebration H20 - Wetlands We Need Trees: Wood Works Engineering Your Tomorrow

Baltimore, MD B-3/J Newark, DE C/S/A Newark, DE C Hockessin, DE C-8/S/A/Ad Hockessin, DE C-8/S/A/Ad East Stroudsburg, PA B/J/C/S/A Wilmington, DE D/B Salisbury, MD D/B/J Salisbury, MD J/C/S TBD S/A Salisbury, MD J/C/S Newark, DE C Wilmington, DE All Salisbury, MD D/B/J Milford, DE C New Castle County, DE C

21 35 31 21 21 22 22 22 22 27 22 32 23 23 32 32

Scout Night at the Museum Camp-In Sea Glass Jewelry Pendants Media Radio Behind-the-Scenes Scout and Family Weekend Photography Excursion Videography Day 18th Women of Distinction Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews Child and Babysitting Elegant Entertaining Home Scientist Explore the Fleet at Historic Ships in Baltimore Women in Aviation Child and Babysitting Wonders of the Night Sky Computer Expert Introduction to Digital Photography

Wilmington, DE Baltimore, MD Rehoboth Beach, DE Wilmington, DE East Stroudsburg, PA Salisbury, MD Hockessin, DE Wilmington, DE TBD Newark, DE Wilmington, DE Newark, DE Baltimore, MD Dover, DE Salisbury, MD Greenville, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE

D/B/J B-3/J J C B/J/C/S/A J C C-8/S/A S/A C J B All J/C C B/J/C/S/A B J

19 21 28 31 23 29 32 35 27 31 29 25 23 23 31 23 25 29

Camp-In Wetland Habitats for Wildlife Science Tricks Ballet Dancer Child and Babysitting Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo H20 - Bay Wonders of the Night Sky Robot Fun Reactive Robots Coverdale Garden Architects Night Life in Nature

Baltimore, MD Milford, DE Hockessin, DE Newark, DE Newark, DE Wilmington, DE Salisbury, MD Greenville, DE Salisbury, MD Salisbury, MD Greenville, DE Hockessin, DE

B-3/J J J/C B C D/B/J D/B/J B/J/C/S/A J C/S/A J C

21 29 24 25 31 19 24 23 29 22 30 32

March 2017 TBD TBD 3/4/2017 3/4/2017 3/11/17 — 3/12/17 3/11/2017 3/11/2017 3/14/2017 3/15/2017 3/18/2017 3/18/2017 3/18/2017 3/19/2017 3/19/2017 3/25/2017 3/25/2017 3/25/2017 3/25/2017

April 2017 TBD 4/1/2017 4/1/2017 4/2/2017 4/8/2017 4/8/2017 4/8/2017 4/8/2017 4/8/2017 4/8/2017 4/15/2017 4/15/2017

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Date

Event

City, State

Level

Page

April 2017 4/15/2017 4/19/2017 4/20/2017 4/22/2017 4/28/2017 4/29/2017 4/29/2017 4/29/2017 4/29/2017 4/29/2017

Senses Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews Bank of America Technology Badge - Banking Basics Letterboxing & Geocaching Stargazing at the Seashore The Zen of Flowers Daisy Flower Garden Journey Storm the Castle: Basic Catapults Storm the Castle: Complex Catapults Animal Habitats

Newark, DE TBD New Castle County, DE Wilmington, DE Rehoboth Beach, DE Wilmington, DE Wilmington, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Newark, DE

TBD 5/6/17 — 5/7/17 5/6/2017 5/6/2017 5/13/2017 5/13/2017 5/17/2017 5/20/2017 5/20/2017 5/20/2017 5/20/2017 5/20/2017 5/20/2017

Camp-In Campout at the Beach! Child and Babysitting Pages of Time: Book Artist Child and Babysitting Flowers Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews Rosie’s Story: Beach Clean-Up at the Seashore! Animals in an Estuary MicroArt Making it from Scratch Archery Bugs, Bugs Everywhere

Baltimore, MD Rehoboth Beach, DE Newark, DE Wilmington, DE Salisbury, MD Newark, DE TBD Rehoboth Beach, DE Rehoboth Beach, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Hockessin, DE Newark, DE

TBD 6/3/2017 6/15/2017 6/21/2017

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community Introduction to 3D Design Bank of America Technology Badge - Banking Basics Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews

Wilmington, DE Hockessin, DE New Castle County, DE TBD

7/19/2017

Girl Scout Gold Award Reviews

TBD

B S/A J/C B/J C J D B/J C/S/A J

25 27 20 19 31 30 24 24 24 30

B-3/J J C C C J S/A D J J/C/S J/C/S/A C B

21 28 31 32 31 30 27 24 28 19 20 32 25

All C/S/A J/C S/A

24 21 20 27

S/A

27

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

Flip over the Program Guide to learn about outdoor programs throughout the year and 2017 Summer Camp!

Year-Round Outdoor Program 9/7/16 — 10/12/16 (Wed.) 10/1/2016 10/7/16 — 10/9/16 10/29/2016 10/29/16 — 10/30/16 2/11/2017 3/24/2017 — 3/25/17 4/8/2017 4/17/17 — 4/21/17 5/6/2017

Club Katniss I Rock a Pocket Knife Women’s Wellness Weekend Fall Festival and Punkin Fling Fall Festival Overnight Galentine’s Day Bash Mom & Me Pinterest Party Spring Fling Day’s Out Day Camp Abstract Archery

Camp Country Center Camp Country Center Camp Todd Camp Grove Point Camp Grove Point Camp Sandy Pines Camp Grove Point Camp Todd Camp Country Center Camp Todd

J/C J/C S/A/Ad All All B/J D-1/B/J D/B/J/C-6 All C

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Join us for a fun-filled evening of workshops and activities!

• Fun and engaging programs aligned to badge requirements • Free exploration of the Museum’s interactive exhibits - Miss Perception’s Mystery House, Wonders of Water, KidWorks, and Here We Grow! a new exhibit about farming and agriculture! • Evening snack and breakfast • Overnight Adventures Patch PLUS 10% discount for all Service Units of 125 scouts or more!

Overnight Adventures are available to Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors!

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Play in the Park The Girl Scout Ranger Program Did you know you can earn a Girl Scout Ranger certificate and Girl Scout Ranger patch by completing activities in your local national park?

1. Find and learn about the site.

Visit nps.gov/findapark to find a park in your state or anywhere in the country!

2. Brainstorm for activities.

Think about activities that you're interested in. Many parks describe educational programs they offer on their website. How can these programs enhance Girl Scout Journeys or meet badge requirements?

3. Contact the site.

Contact the park to discuss possible activities. Identify that you are interested in participating in the Girl Scout Ranger Program and would like to speak to the person who coordinates the program for the park.

4. Coordinate and plan with the park.

Work together with the NPS representative to determine the appropriate program or project.

5. Have fun!

Once everything is set up, go and have fun with the Girl Scout Ranger Program! http://www.girlscouts.org/includes/pdf/PlayInThePark_GirlScoutRangerProgram_2016.pdf https://www.nps.gov/subjects/youthprograms/girlscoutranger.htm

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Preferred Vendors

Some badge requirements may be met for each grade level. Details are listed where applicable with vendor information below. Abbott’s Mill Nature Center • Milford, DE Ashland Nature Center • Hockessin, DE Alice Mohrman Sheila Vincent Alice@DelNature.org • 302-422-0847, ext. 100 Sheila@DelNature.org • 302-239-2334 ext. 125 www.DelNature.org www.DelNature.org Offering a broad range of activities to meet Journey and Badge Offering a broad range of activities to meet Journey and Badge requirements for all levels of Girl Scouts. Some examples requirements for all levels of Girl Scouts. Some examples include Brownie Bugs, Junior Animal Habitats, Cadette Trees, include Brownie Bugs, Junior Animal Habitats, Cadette Night and Senior Sow What. Options for overnights, field experiences Owl, and Senior Sky. Options for overnights, field experiences and Troop Meeting presentations. and Troop Meeting presentations. Adkins Arboretum • Ridgely, MD Jenny Houghton jhoughton@adkinsarboretum.org Environmental Programs Art First, Inc • Hockessin, DE Diane Humphreys diane@artfirstinc.com • 302-239-3544 Offers a range of activities for some requirements for listed badges. Programs are offered most weekends and run approximately 1 1/2 hours. Collage Artist program is 3 hours. Daisy: Clover petal Brownie: Painting badge, Potter badge Senior: Textile Artist badge, Collage Artist badge Cost is $15 for Daisy and Brownie program per participant; $25 for Senior program per participant. Min 5/Max 10.

Claymont Stone School Schoolhouse Museum Juliette Low Tea Program Celebrate Juliette Low’s birthday with a special Girl Scout Tea Program. Participants will learn about the founder of GSUSA, Juliette Low, and the history of Girl Scouting in the USA while learning manners and enjoying Afternoon Tea! when October 15, October 29, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. where Claymont Stone School 3611 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703 fee $15 for Girl Scouts, patch included. $13 for adults Reservations are required.

Brownies through Ambassadors can earn badges throughout the year! Brownies through Ambassadors: Girl Scout Way Badge Brownies: Manners Try-It Juniors: Social Butterfly Badge Juniors: Playing the Past Badge All Badge programs are $7 per Scout, does not include badge and run for 1.5 hours. 5 Scout minimum for program to run. New: Girl Scout Manners and Mini Tea Program This fun program emphasizes Manners and learning about Juliette Low. Mini Tea programs are $11 per Scout and adult and run for 1.5 hours. Two chaperones are free. Suitable for all age levels.

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Contact Riva Brown for more information or to register: 302-792-2023 or schoolmarmriva@yahoo.com.

Claymont Stone School • Claymont, DE Riva Brown schoolmarmriva@yahoo.com • 302-792-2023 Offering Girl Scout Ways program for Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes. Cost is $7 per participant. A $15 non-refundable deposit is required, which will be applied towards the balance on the program. Contact vendor to schedule 1 1/2 hour program. Min 6/Max 30.

Coverdale Farm Preserve • Greenville, DE Rob Wiest Rob@DelNature.org • 302-239-2334 ext. 107 www.DelNature.org Offering a broad range of activities to meet Journey and Badge requirements for all levels of Girl Scouts. Some examples include Brownie Snacks, Junior Gardener, Cadette New Cuisines, and Senior Sow What & Locavore. Options for field experiences and classroom programs at a working farm with teaching kitchen. Delaware Nature Society • Hockessin, DE David Pragoff Davidp@DelNature.org • 302-239-2334, ext. 133 www.DelNature.org Delaware Nature Society operates Ashland Nature Center (Hockessin), Abbott’s Mill Nature Center (Milford), Coverdale Farm Preserve (Greenville) and the DuPont Environmental Education Center (Wilmington) as well as several regional Preserves. Each Site provides a broad complement of guided programs that support Leadership Journeys, Badges and unique experiences including field activities, presentations for Troop Meetings, and lodge & tent camping. DuPont Environmental Education Center • Wilmington, DE Lesley Bensinger Lesley@DelNature.org • 302-656-1490 ext. 1157 www.DelNature.org Offering a broad range of activities to meet Journey and Badge requirements for all levels of Girl Scouts. Some examples include Brownie Letterboxer, Junior Geocacher, and Cadette Trees. Options for field experiences and Troop Meeting presentations. Heavenly Fabric Creations • Salisbury, MD Angie heavenlydsgns@aol.com • 443-219-2431 Sewing, Quilting and Traditional Arts


Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights • Yorklyn, DE Jesse Gagnon education@auburnheights.org • 302-239-2385 Discover what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century at Early Travelers. Activities meet some requirements for Daisies Courageous and Strong petal, Brownies Inventor badge and Juniors Playing the Past badge. Program is by reservation through vendor. (Min 10, $12 per participant)

Rockwood Park and Museum • Wilmington, DE Donna Francisco DLFrancisco@nccde.org • 302-761-4340 Brownie: Letterboxing badge, Hiker badge, Victorian tea parties Junior: Social Butterfly badge, Orienteering Cadette through Ambassador: Community Service and Sewing: We will be making pillowcases for terminally ill and homeless children in our area. This activity is part of the nationwide 1,000,000 pillowcase challenge. Participants can use this sewing activity towards community service or volunteer hours. Sylvan • Newark, DE Kecia McLoughlin newark@sylvanlearning.com • 302-838-3400 Robotics, Game Design and Math

Fairwinds Farm We are just minutes from Newark, Wilmington, & Elkton! Our hands-on horse program includes grooming, tacking, and riding in our ring and trails. And Fairwinds owner JoAnn Dawson will sign a book for you from her Lucky Foot Stable Series!

We also offer: • Riding Lessons • Hayrides • Summer Camp • Pony Rides • Bed & Breakfast

Top Notch • Newark DE Dave Loughlin 302-366-8778 Programs meet some requirements for Brownie My Best Self and Junior Staying Fit.

• Carriage Rides • Tea Parties • Trail Rides • Overnight camping • Birthday Parties

Visit our websites for more information. www.fairwindsstables.com To arrange a book signing with JoAnn S Dawson, author of the award winning Lucky Foot Stable series, visit www.luckyfootseries.com

Lighthouse Overnight Adventures For youth groups, children’s organizations & scouts ages 8 -12

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum | 213 North Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663 | cbmm.org Travel back in time to experience the life of a lighthouse keeper with hands-on, interactive activities. • hands-on tour of the lighthouse • try on the clothes (and duties) of a traditional lighthouse keeper • hear the thrilling tales of adventure about lighthouses of years past • work toward earning a lighthouse badge

• swear the oath of lighthouse allegiance and become an official Hooper Strait Light Keeper discover facts and clues about • living in a lighthouse through games and activities

Program is available: Fridays and Saturdays in April, May, June, September, October. Program begins at 7pm and ends at 9am the following morning. $40 per participant with a 12 person minimum, 18 person maximum. Fee includes a dedicated museum facilitator, the cost of program activities, two days admission to the museum, a souvenir patch, and (when seasonally available) a complimentary boat ride on the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle. Space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Boat rides are weather permitting and only available the weekend of your visit.

Reserve your weekend now by calling 410-745-4941 or email aspeight@cbmm.org.

FANNIE SALTER


Multi-Level Programs Butterflies Learn about the wonder of butterflies. Look at actual butterflies under glass to learn about its life cycle, body parts and interesting adaptations that help this defenseless creature survive. who Girl Scout Daisy through Junior when September 3, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury MD, 21804 fee $14 per girl, includes Butterflies patch. registration Please register through vendor by calling 410-742-4988, emailing wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm note Min 10/Max 20.

Steamin’ Day Fun Patch Take a ride in a 100 year old historic automobile, ride on a 1/8 size steam train, and explore the Marshall Steam Museum while working towards your Steamin’ Day Fun Patch. Certain activities can be completed at home with the girls’ troop and family while others must be completed during a visit to a public Steamin’ Day. who Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador when September 4, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. October 2, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. November 6, 2016, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. where Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights 3000 Creek Rd., Box 61, Yorklyn, DE 19736 fee Admission rate to the museum. registration Please register through vendor at 302-239-2385 or education@auburnheights.org note Patches available for purchase. Miraculous Monarchs Become a “Citizen Scientist” with Delaware Nature Society! Contribute to the Monarch Watch program as you capture, tag, and release Monarch butterflies in Ashland Nature Center’s meadows. Visit Ashland’s Butterfly House to witness other late-season butterflies in every life-stage and learn their diverse strategies for coping with winter. who Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador when September 24, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. where Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12, includes fun patch. note Dress for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes. Completes some requirements for the Brownie Bugs badge and the Junior Get Moving journey. Min 12/Max 25. Blueprint of a Berry Be a Biotechnologist! Learn about DNA and how to extract DNA from strawberries and other types of food. who Girl Scout Junior and Cadette when October 1, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. January 28, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note Min 6/Max 16.

DNA Fingerprinting Be a Biotechnologist and analyze DNA to identify the suspect in a crime. Learn how to pour a gel, use a micropipette, and compare DNA patterns after electrophoresis. who Girl Scout Cadette and Senior when October 1, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. January 28, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $14 per girl. note This program completes some requirements towards the Cadette Special Agent badge. Min 8/Max 12. 59 Minute Quick Start Join us as we learn to set sales goals and have fun with activities that will help you brush up on your customer service skills as you perfect your sales pitch. Then spend the evening racing against the clock as you complete the 59 Minute Quick Start Challenge calling family and friends, using your new techniques to get a head start on bumping up your Fall Product Sales. who Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador when/where October 12, 2016, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Peninsula Resource Center 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601, Salisbury, MD 21804 October 19, 2016, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Northern Resource Center 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 fee Free, but registration required by sending an Event Registration Form to GSCB. registration 14 days prior to each event. Includes a fun patch. note Each girl will need to bring a cell phone that is charged and a parent-approved list of customers to call. Prizes for each order a girl receives will be provided by GSCB. Min 5/Max 24. Photography for Art and Memories Build on your foundation of basic photography and editing skills to create images that can be shared in print and through social media. Gain skills in shooting & preparing images for different media and learn how to edit, upload and share your edited images. who Girl Scout Cadette and Senior when October 15, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $14 per girl, includes fun patch and 8 x 10 image. note Dress for the outdoors. Event will happen rain or shine. We will move indoors in inclement weather. Min 6/Max 12. Juliette Low Tea Participants will learn about the founder of GSUSA, Juliette Low and the history of Girl Scouting in the USA while learning manners and enjoying Afternoon Tea! who Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador when October 15, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. October 29, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Claymont Stone School 3611 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703


Multi-Level Programs fee $15 per scout, $13 per adult, includes patch for Girl Scout. registration Please register through vendor at 302-792-2023 or schoolmarmriva@yahoo.com note $15 non-refundable deposit is required. The deposit will be applied towards the balance on the program. Min 8/Max 30.

MicroArt Use a digital microscope and computer to create beautiful art. Learn how to use a digital microscope to observe microscopic objects and living things. Take a picture of your favorite slide then use digital editing programs to add effects to make one-ofa-kind piece of abstract art. Girls will make one 8 x 10 print. who Girl Scout Junior through Senior when October 15, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. May 20, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $14 per girl, includes 8 x 10 print. note This program completes some requirements towards the Junior Digital Photography badge. Min 6/Max 12.

Letterboxing & Geocaching Visit the DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) on the Wilmington Riverfront to carve out your own personal stamp and explore the exciting world of letterboxing with Delaware Nature Society. Letterboxing is a unique combination of a treasure hunt, navigation, artistic expression and outdoor exploration. Then try your navigation skills to find a series of letterboxes hidden at DEEC. Experience a more technical treasure hunt with geocaching. Practice using a GPS and search the DEEC Garden for hidden treats. who Girl Scout Brownie and Junior when October 15, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. April 22, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801 fee $12, includes Brownie Letterboxing badge or Junior Geocaching badge. note Dress for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes that can get muddy, and bring a water bottle. Min 8/Max 25. Scout Night at the Museum Join museum staff and volunteers for an evening of crafts, live animal presentations and more - all geared towards meeting badge requirements. who Girl Scout Daisy through Junior when November 5, 2016, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. March 2017, date TBA, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. where Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 fee $10 per participant (girl or adult). registration Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact: www.delmnh.org/scouts or 302-658-9111.

Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo Enjoy an after-hours evening at the zoo just for scouts and their families! There will be games, crafts, and animal encounters. who Girl Scout Daisy through Junior when November 5, 2016, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. April 8, 2017, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. where Brandywine Zoo 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802 fee $10 per person; includes all Girl Scouts, leaders, parents and siblings. One Leader free for every 15 people registered with troop. registration Pre-registration strongly suggested through vendor. To register, please email education@brandywinezoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. note This is an outdoor event, so please dress for the weather.

Passport to Nursing GSCB has its own Nursing badge! Wesley College Student Nurses Association and Tau Beta Chapter Nursing Honor Society Team, along with GSCB, bring you this fantastic fun-filled day to learn about the challenges and delights of working in the field of nursing. who Girl Scout Brownie and Junior when November 5, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. where Wesley College, Health Science Building 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19901 fee $12 per girl, includes Brownie Nursing badge or the Junior Nursing badge. note Girls will be requested to bring items for their community service project. The specifics of what the project is will be sent out three weeks prior to event. Min 50/Max 100. Solving Mysteries through Chemistry The Delaware Section of the American Chemical Society will offer a special event for children. This year’s theme is “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry – Explore the Chemistry of Fibers and Forensics”. Scouts will have the opportunity to meet local chemists, perform experiments and activities and see an exciting live chemistry show. who Girl Scout Daisy (grade 1) through Cadette (grade 6) when November 5, 2016, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. where The Independence School 1300 Papermill Road, Newark, DE 19711 fee Free, includes patch. registration Not required. Some badge requirements will be completed. Although grades 1-6 is the audience, all are welcome. Contact lweyer2@verizon.net for more information.

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Multi-Level Programs Bank of America – Banking Basics

Making it From Scratch

Explore popular banking products and learn how they help make their customer’s financial lives better! Participate in interactive games designed to teach the basics of being financially savvy. Interact directly with Financial Center staff and Automated Teller Assist devices! Experience how an ATM works. Get personal by shadowing a call center agent through the customer experience. who Girl Scout Junior and Cadette when November 8, 2016, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Tuesday) April 20, 2017, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Thursday) June 15, 2017, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Thursday) where North Delaware (Wilmington & Newark) fee $5 per girl, includes Bank of America Technology patch. note This program occurs weekdays. Adults are required to attend to transport girls from one site to another. Min 6/Max 12.

Express yourself and create stories, make animated movies, design video games, make Public Service Announcements and more using the free computer software Scratch! who Girl Scout Junior through Ambassador when/where November 19, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Peninsula Resource Center 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804 December 3, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 May 20, 2016, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note This activity meets some requirements for the Entertainment Technology badge and aligns with the Media and Amuse Journeys. Min 6/Max 12.

Website Designer Have you ever wondered how website designers create dazzling websites? This is your chance to dive into the wonderful world of web design. Come learn the basics of HTML and CSS. You’ll even get to do a little coding! By the end of the session, you’ll launch a customized website about the topic of your choice! Before attending the workshop, brainstorm what you want your website to feature. Perhaps you want to create a blog where you discuss your Scouting adventures or your progress on a Girl Scout Gold Award. Maybe you want to create a website for a place where you volunteer. Or possibly you want to create a site about your favorite hobby. Whatever it is, think about the content you’ll want to publish. Bring pictures and text (maybe it’s a blog post, maybe it’s a blurb about your organization or hobby) that you want to include in your website. who Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador when November 12, 2016, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $18 per girl, includes Senior Website Designer badge or a fun patch for Ambassadors. note Bring a bagged lunch. Leaders/guardians are invited to attend a web site launch party from 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Min 6/Max 12.

Camp-IN at the

Maryland Science Center An overnight adventure for Girl Scout Juniors and/or Girl Scout third-grade Brownies • Interactive science education • IMAX and Planetarium shows • Hands on workshops • Evening snack and breakfast included • Time to explore our exhibits, visit the store, and sleepover at the museum! Registration begins in October. Events run Friday or Saturday nights, Jan.-May. Early registration recommended. 410-545-5955 | dbellomo@mdsci.org 601 Light Street Baltimore’s Inner Harbor | www.marylandsciencecenter.org

Snappy Circuits Basic Have you ever wondered how the radio in your car works? Using Snap Circuits you will explore how electricity is carried and applied to everyday appliances as we build and explore the power of electricity, waves and sounds. By the end of the program you will have a basic understanding how electricity flows and be able to build your very own FM radio using the Snap Circuits. who Girl Scout Brownie and Junior when November 19, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. January 21, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. where NRC, 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 fee $12 per girl. note Min 8/Max 16.

Snappy Circuits Advanced Electricity moves through everything, including you and I. Explore how things work from simple lights all the way to wind turbines. Energy cannot be created or destroyed so how can we harness as much as we can? By the end of the day you will be able to build your own fan that can store energy using the Snap Circuits and have a basic understanding of renewable energy. who Girl Scout Cadette through Ambassador when November 19, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. January 21, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. where Northern Resource Center 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 fee $12 per girl. note Min 8/Max 16.


Multi-Level Programs Animals and Me

Girl Scout Day at Winterthur

Learn which animals make better pets than others and how to care for them. Girls will also learn about how we take care of our zoo animals and meet some up close! who Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie when November 19, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. where Brandywine Zoo 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802 fee $12 per person, one free leader per troop. Additional parents/chaperones: $5 program fee. Includes Zoo Admission. registration Pre-registration strongly suggested through vendor. To register, please email education@brandywinezoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. note Program meets most requirements for the Daisies 3 Cheers for Animal Bird Bath Award and the Brownie Pets badge (Steps 1 through 5). Min 10/Max 30.

Show your Girl Scout pride while taking the Yuletide Tour at Winterthur! See beautiful Christmas decorations and learn a little about historic holiday traditions. The first 50 girls who register and come take the tour in uniform will receive a cool Yuletide at Winterthur patch. who Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador when December 10, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. where Winterthur Museum 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 fee $5 per child under the age of 12, $18 per student 12 and older, $20 adult. registration Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please call 800-448-3883 to register.

Volunteer-in-Training Volunteer-in-Training (VIT) are girls who have completed grade 9 and would like to mentor a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior or Cadette troop outside of the camp experience. To become a VIT, girls must attend a VIT workshop and identify a mentor volunteer. This mentor is a volunteer who is currently the volunteer for a group of girls at the level you would like to work with. You will then create and implement a program for this troop based on a Journey or badge that lasts over four or more sessions. who Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador when November 20, 2016, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. where Camp Todd 25012 Beauchamp Rd., Denton, MD 21629 fee $15 per girl. note Please bring a bag lunch. Snack will be provided.

Introduction to 3D Design The future is here - 3D printing! Work as a team to create a 3D design using the software Sculpt, and invent and learn how and where to get your creations printed. Witness a sample being printed and imagine the possibilities. who Girl Scout Cadette through Ambassador when December 3, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. June 3, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note Please bring USB drive to save files. Time will not permit girls to print their designs at this session. Min 6/Max 12.

Art and Science of Chocolate Learn how to make a variety of chocolate confections including truffles. Decorate them so they look as good as they taste! Each participant will take home some gourmet chocolates to share. who Girl Scout Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador and Adults when December 10, 2016, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. December 10, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. February 4, 2017, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. February 4, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $18 per girl. note Min 6/Max 12.

CAMP - IN Camp-In is a one-night sleepover adventure that includes IMAX and Planetarium shows, hands-on science workshops, museum exploration, store time, and the chance to spend a night at the museum. who Girl Scout Brownie (grade 3) and Junior when Various Friday or Saturday nights, January 2017 – May 2017 where Maryland Science Center 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 fee $45 per girl or adult. registration Opens October 2016. Please register through vendor by calling 410-545-5955 or emailing dbellomo@mdsci.org. note Includes a snack, breakfast and participation patch. See website calendar for dates at www.marylandsciencecenter.org.

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Multi-Level Programs Reactive Robots

H2O - Ocean

Take your robotic programming skills to the next level. We will add sensors to our robots so they can see, hear and feel the world around them. who Girl Scout Cadette through Ambassador when/where January 14, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 April 8, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Peninsula Resource Center 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD, 21804 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note Min 6/Max 16.

The ocean surrounds us. It defines the culture and flavor of the region. Learn all about the wondrous ocean and why it is so important to life on Earth. who Girl Scout Daisy through Junior when February 11, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury MD, 21804 fee $14 per girl, includes H20 Ocean patch. registration Please register through vendor by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting http://tinyurl.com note Min 10/Max 20.

Maker Marathon

Chesapeake Bay STEM Fest

What is a maker? Explore the world around you through play and building exciting projects to fulfill a need. Let your imagination go wild creating crazy circuits, making a healthy snack, designing jewelry, and creating a pop up card. who Girl Scout Brownie and Junior when January 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $48 per girl, includes fun patch. note Girls need to bring a bag lunch. Afternoon snack will be provided. Parents are encouraged to attend and do not need to pay fee. Before and after care available 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for an additional $10. Min 10/Max 18.

This exciting program provides girls in grades 4-10 with handson, fun STEM activities, and opportunities to interact with women role models in STEM careers. Includes information sessions for parents. Bring your whole troop! Who Girl Scout Junior through Senior when February 11, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (weather contingency date: February 18, 2017) where Wor-Wic Community College, Henson Hall, Route 50 at Walston Switch Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804 fee $14 per girl, includes lunch and fun patch. note Parents are encouraged to attend and do not need to pay fee. Min 20/Max 80.

Explore the Magic of Motion

Celebrate your love of animals and discover what it takes to best care for them. We’ll explore what both pet and wild animals need to feel truly loved! who Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie when February 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. where Brandywine Zoo 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802 fee $12 per person, one free leader per troop. Additional parents/chaperones: $5 program fee. Includes Zoo Admission. registration Pre-registration strongly suggested through vendor. To register, please email education@brandywinezoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. note Program meets most requirements for the Daisies 3 Cheers for Animal Bird Bath Award and the Brownie Pets badge (Steps 1 through 5). Min 10/Max 30.

Work with current UD students, learn skills that can make you a healthier person and discover how physical activity helps the body heal. Get hands-on experience finding muscles in your body, checking blood pressure and more! Step into the life of a Physical Therapy student and earn a badge as you explore the exciting world of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware. who Girl Scout Cadette through Ambassador when January 21, 2017, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. (weather contingency date: January 28, 2017) where University of Delaware, Physical Therapy Program 540 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713 fee $14 per girl, includes a light breakfast and Physical Therapy badge. note Min 20/Max 40.

Super Scout Sunday Learn to ski or snowboard or come out for a day of winter fun. who Girl Scout Brownie through Ambassador when February 5, 2017 where Shawnee Mountain Ski Area 401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 fee $32.00 - $64.00 (children and adults) note Discounted rates (no minimums) on lift tickets, rental equipment, lessons and meal voucher. Rates apply to Girl Scouts and their immediate family members (parents and siblings). More details at www.shawneemt.com. Commemorative patches available for purchase.

For the Love of Animals


Multi-Level Programs Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Celebration 2017

Explore the Fleet at Historic Ships in Baltimore

Explore your world! Grab a passport and travel the world as you visit international displays from Girl Scout troops around the region. Learn about the foods, customs, the language and much more from each country. who Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador when February 19, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where The Carriage House at Rockwood Park 4651 Washington St. Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809 fee Free (girl or adult). registration Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact DLFrancisco@nccde.org or call 302-761-4340. Register your country early as only one of each country will be represented. Only girls presenting a country will receive the Thinking Day patch.

Come explore the fleet at Historic Ships in Baltimore in the Inner Harbor. Work towards the Old Line State patch and explore the history of the ships and their crew from the 1860s through the 1980s. Girl Scouts who complete the scavenger hunt quiz will receive a commemorative patch. who Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador when March 19, 2017, 9:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. where Historic Ships in Baltimore, Pier 1 301 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 fee $14 per child, $8 per adult, includes fun patch. note Meets some requirements toward the Council Own’s Old Line State patch. There is no on-site parking, parking garages or street parking nearby. Min 5/Max 250.

H2O - Wetlands Wetlands are an important ecosystem for many different forms of life, but especially for birds! The many marshes and swamps of the Delmarva Peninsula provide vital habitat for many bird species. Learn about these local habitats that are a keystone for our region. who Girl Scout Daisy through Junior when February 25, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury MD, 21804 fee $14 per girl, includes H20 Wetlands patch. registration Please register through vendor by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting http://tinyurl.com note Min 10/Max 20.

Join the Delaware 99s (an international organization of women pilots) who graciously host this very poplar event at the Dover Air Mobility Museum! See inside the planes on exhibit at the museum, talk with women pilots about getting a license, develop your skills on a flight simulator and participate in hands-on activities on the principals of flight and airport procedures. who Girl Scout Junior and Cadette when March 19, 2017, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Dover Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover, DE fee $14 per girl, includes fun patch. note Dress appropriately for the weather. It is windy and colder out on the tarmac. Sneakers or flat shoes must be worn. Eat before attending this event – it is a full agenda. No cell phones. Min 25/Max 50.

Scout & Family Weekend

Wonders of the Night Sky

Learn to ski or snowboard or come out for a day of winter fun. who Girl Scout Brownie through Ambassador when March 11 - 12, 2017 where Shawnee Mountain Ski Area 401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 fee $27 - $57 (1-Day Tickets); $37 - $78 (2-Day Tickets) note Discounted rates (no minimums) on lift tickets, rental equipment, lessons and meal voucher with 1 and 2-day options. Overnight packages also available. Rates apply to Girl Scouts and their immediate family members (parents and siblings). More details at www.shawneemt.com. Commemorative patches available for purchase.

Join Delaware Nature Society at the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory to use telescopes, binoculars and the naked eye to observe Mars in the western twilight, Jupiter and Virgo just clearing the eastern horizon, the Orion Nebula, and other celestial sights. Learn the secret of the North Star and why some constellations are visible year-round and some only seasonally. Join the ranks of Citizen Astronomers around the world by participating in the GLOBE at Night project to assess light pollution. If it is cloudy we will observe the virtual sky in Mt. Cuba’s planetarium. who Girl Scout Brownie through Ambassador when March 25, 2017, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. April 8, 2017, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. where Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory 1610 Hillside Mill Rd., Greenville, DE 19807 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note Dress for the weather and warmly to be outside. Completes some requirements for the Junior Get Moving Journey. Min 8/Max 25.

Women in Aviation

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Multi-Level Programs Science Tricks

Storm the Castle: Complex Catapults

Learn some cool demonstrations to fool your friends in this session on April Fool’s day. who Girl Scout Junior and Cadette when April 1, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12 per girl. note Min 6/Max 16.

Design and build a variety of catapults & trebuchets then test them to see how far your objects can fly! Teams can start planning for the October 2017 Senior level competition at Camp Grove Point. who Girl Scout Cadette through Ambassador when April 29, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $14 per girl, includes fun patch. note Min 6/Max 16.

H2O - Bay The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays are major areas for a variety of life. Learn about the aquatic animals in the bay, and the many shore birds that depend on the life in those bays all while learning about conserving water. who Girl Scout Daisy through Junior when April 8, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury MD, 21804 fee $14 per girl, includes H20 Bay patch. registration Please register through vendor by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting http://tinyurl.com note Min 10/Max 20.

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community Join GSCB as we walk in a sea of Girl Scout green! You can create a team, join an existing one or walk as an individual. 100% of all money that is raised stays with Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. Everyone who participates will receive a fun patch! who Girl Scouts of all ages when Exact date TBA - June 2017 where Bellevue State Park, Wilmington DE 19809 fee free to register to walk note Details for the event will be available at: http://www.hcf.convio.net/gscb in early 2017. Certain incentives, such as event t-shirt, are available while supplies last for participants who raise or donate a minimum requirement.

Storm the Castle: Basic Catapults Design and build a variety of catapults and test them to see how far your objects can fly! Teams can start planning for the October 2017 Junior level competition at Camp Grove Point. who Girl Scout Brownie and Junior when April 29, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note Min 6/Max 16.

Daisy Programs

grades K-1

Rosie’s Story: Beach Clean-Up at the Seashore!

Daisy Flower Garden Journey

Earn your “Make the World a Better Place” petal by coming to the Delaware Seashore State Park and learning the importance of keeping our beaches clean. Girls will test out their acting skills and take part in a play of “Rosie’s Story.” The girls will participate in a beach clean-up followed by a picnic lunch in the courtyard. when September 10, 2016, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. May 20, 2017, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. where Indian River Life-Saving Station Delaware Seashore State Park 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 fee $5 per person. registration Please register through vendor by calling 302-227-6991. note One adult per child will be expected to stay for duration of program. A bag lunch needs to be packed. Min 6/Max 20.

Take a step on your Flower Garden journey during this fun-filled exploration of the Winterthur Garden. when April 29, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Please arrive by 1:15 p.m.) where Winterthur Museum 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 fee $10 per girl, includes admission for the day. Additional parents and siblings who would like to visit the museum, you will not be participating in the program, must pay the group rate admission ($18 for adults and $8 for children). note Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for adventures in the garden. Park in the Visitor Lot and then walk down the path to the Visitor Center to meet for the program. Min 10/Max 30.

Please be sure to check our Multiple Grade Levels section beginning on page 16 for other Girl Scout Daisy programs. Registration must be completed no later than 14 days before the program date. No exceptions will be made.


Brownie Programs

grades 2-3

Please be sure to check our Multiple Grade Levels section beginning on page 16 for other Girl Scout Brownie programs. Registration must be completed no later than 14 days before the program date. No exceptions will be made.

Hiker

Senses

Learn what it takes to have a successful and safe hike. Scouts will learn how to navigate trails, choose the correct hiking gear and explore what types of foods are good for hiking trips. when September 17, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $12 per girl, includes snack and Hiker badge. note Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/ chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/ Max 15.

Who can see better, humans or owls? Brownies will get a sensational sensory experience learning about their senses and using them to learn about nature and animals. Brownies will use all their senses to learn about the earth around them. when April 15, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $10 per girl, includes Senses badge. note Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/ chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/ Max 15.

Insect Adventurer Magnifying glass, net and water trays are tools to explore our field, forest and stream habitats for butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs and more! Visit with Delaware Nature Society and learn stewardship as we collect, observe & identify the parts of an insect, investigate their amazing special features, and release them unharmed. Discover the connection between insect pollinators and the food we eat. when October 8, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. where Abbott’s Mill Nature Center 15411 Abbott’s Pond Road, Milford, DE 19963 fee $12 per girl, includes Brownie Bugs badge. note Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Completes some requirements for the Brownie Outdoor Adventurer badge and WOW-Wonders of Water Journey. Min 8/Max 20.

Home Scientist Learn about crystals while making your own treat. See how static electricity works and moves. Learn about rocks that float and blow up a balloon without using your mouth! Discover the power of air and make goo with your own hands! Discover how amazing science can be at our museum while earning this badge. when March 18, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $10 per girl, includes Home Scientist badge. note Have each girl bring an empty, clean plastic narrownecked bottle of any size. Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/chaperones. Additional nonparticipants are $2 each. Min 10/Max 15.

Computer Expert Learn how to use the computer to do lots of fun things. Paint or draw in an art program, learn how to use the internet to find out information, go on a virtual trip, send an e-card and find kid friendly gaming sites. when March 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. –11 a.m. where Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12 per girl, includes Brownie Computer Expert badge. note Min 6/Max 12.

Ballet Dancer Plié, tendu, rond de jambe: Learn these steps and more from the world of ballet. This Dancer Badge workshop is filled with lessons, history of dance and a chance for you to be the creator (choreographer) of your own dance piece. when January 8, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. April 2, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Mid Atlantic Ballet, 506 Interchange Blvd., Newark, DE 19715 fee $8 per girl, includes snack and the Dancer badge. note Please wear comfortable dance attire and bring a water bottle. Min 5/Max 40.

Celebrating Community Enjoy a program set back in time at our museum to earn this badge. Learn about symbols that represent Delaware. Learn to march just as if you were in a marching band! Visit our historical museum and learn how to fold the American flag. when January 14, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $10 per girl, includes Celebrating Community badge. note Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/ chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/ Max 15.

Bugs, Bugs Everywhere Come have a Bug-tastic time exploring the world of insects through this interactive program. View insects from the museum collections, make your own insect craft, and explore outside the museum and watch insects up close. when May 20, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $10 per girl, includes Bugs badge. note Have each girl bring a toilet paper tube. Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/Max 15.

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Highest Awards The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. When you go for the Girl Scout Bronze Award, you represent what Girl Scouts can achieve in their communities. Girls earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award will receive their award at the annual On My Honor Ceremony. Requirements for the Girl Scout Bronze Award: • Review and use the Girl Scout Bronze Award Workbook as a reference. • Complete and earn all the awards from one grade-level Journey. • GSCB encourages all girls to take the Girl Scout Bronze Award Tutorial found at gscb.org. There is a lot of useful information explaining the award. We strongly recommend leaders and volunteers listen to the Tutorial as well. • Select a Take Action project that addresses a need in the community, provides service to either Girl Scouts or their local community and is not something you worked on previously. • Take Action projects must be a minimum of 20 hours, including girls’ individual tasks. • Work with your troop members on this award. • Complete the Final Report from GSCB’s Bronze Award Workbook (September 2014) when the project is completed. • Final Reports should be completed by individual girls based on their own experience throughout the project. • Take pictures of the progress of your Take Action Project. • Once your Take Action project is completed, submit the Final Report from GSCB’s Bronze Award Workbook. • Girl Scouts starting grade 6 in September 2017 must have final reports completed and submitted to the council office by September 30, 2017.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve. It gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined and dedicated to improving your community. Girls earning the Girl Scout Silver Award will receive their award at the annual On My Honor Ceremony. Requirements for the Girl Scout Silver Award: • Review and use the Girl Scout Silver Award Workbook as a reference. • Complete and earn the awards from one grade-level Journey. • All Girl Scouts going for their Girl Scout Silver Award must take the mandatory Girl Scout Silver Award Tutorial which can be found at gscb.org. There is a lot of useful information explaining the award. We strongly recommend leaders and volunteers listen to the Tutorial as well. • Select a Take Action project that addresses a need in the community, provides service to non-Girl Scouts, and is not something you have worked on previously. • Complete the Final Report from GSCB’s Silver Award Workbook (September 2014) when the project is completed. • Final Reports should be completed by individual girls based on their own experience through the project. • Once your Take Action project is completed, submit the Final Report from GSCB’s Silver Award Workbook. • Girl Scouts starting grade 9 in September 2017 must have final reports completed and submitted to the council office by September 30, 2017.

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You’re Invited!

OMH

ON MY HONOR: A Celebration of Achievement

On My Honor Ceremony To achieve the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Award takes dedication, organization and determination. These awards are not easily achieved and the girls who earn them are to be commended. This special girl-led ceremony will honor the Girl Scouts who have achieved their highest grade level awards. We will also acknowledge the commitment of girls who have been a Girl Scout for 10 and 13 years and graduating seniors. Information about the Take Action projects will be on display. Attendance by honorees, families, friends and the Girl Scout community is encouraged. Cadettes in grade 8 through Ambassadors who are not being honored are eligible to apply for Mistress of Ceremonies. Please see page 33 for the Leadership Application. who All Girl Scout grade levels, families and friends when January 22, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (weather contingency date: January 29, 2017) where Smyrna High School 500 Duck Creek Pkwy., Smyrna, DE 19977 fee $5 per person. (There is no cost for girl being honored) note Girls must complete and submit final paperwork to Council by the September 30, 2016 deadline in order to be recognized. Girls entering grade 6, grade 9, or entering college must have paperwork in to Council by September 30. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS. Submissions of final reports after the deadline will not be eligible for recognition at this year’s ceremony. They will be honored the following year only if they qualify.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. When you decide to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, you are on your honor to uphold the Standards of Excellence. These standards set a high benchmark for everything you do and invite you to think deeply, explore opportunities and challenge yourself. Following the Standards of Excellence challenges you to develop yourself as a leader, achieve the Girl Scout Leadership Outcomes and make a mark on your community that creates a lasting impact on the lives of others. Girls earning the Girl Scout Gold Award will receive their award at the annual On My Honor Ceremony. Requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award: • Review and use the Girl Scout Gold Award Workbook as a reference. • Complete and earn the awards from two grade level Journeys. If you earned the GS Silver Award, earn the award from one grade-level Journey. • All Girl Scouts going for their Girl Scout Gold Award must take the mandatory Girl Scout Gold Award Tutorial that can be found on gscb.org. There is a lot of useful information explaining the award. We strongly recommend leaders and volunteers listen to the Tutorial as well. • Select a Take Action project that addresses a need in the community, provides service to non-Girl Scouts and is not something you have worked on previously. • Submit a proposal electronically, girlscouts.org/gogoldonline to the Girl Scout Gold Award Review Committee by the first of any month. • Meet with Girl Scout Gold Award Review Committee for project approval. • Once your Take Action project is completed, submit the Final Report on girlscouts.org/gogoldonline. • Girl Scouts graduating high school in spring 2017 must have final reports completed and submitted to the Council office by September 30, 2017.

Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Reviews

All Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors who submit a Girl Scout Gold Award proposal must go before the Girl Scout Gold Award Review Committee to obtain project approval. Proposals must be submitted by the first business day of the month in order to be reviewed on the third Wednesday of the month. Reviews for the 2016 – 2017 program year are as follows: when August 17, 2016 December 21, 2016 March 15, 2017 June 21, 2017 September 21, 2016 January 18, 2017 April 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 October 19, 2016 February 15, 2017 May 17, 2017 August 16, 2017 November 16, 2016 where Locations to be determined pending population of submitted online proposals. fee free note The first four proposals submitted on line will be seen starting at 6:30 p.m. If you cannot make the scheduled review, please note on your proposal which day would work, and we will try our best to accommodate your request.


Junior Programs

grades 4-5

Animals in an Estuary

Sea Glass Jewelry Pendants

Explore the salt marsh by investigating the plants and animals that call this habitat home. Learn the environmental importance of wetlands and be prepared to get muddy! when September 10, 2016, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. May 20, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. where Indian River Life-Saving Station Delaware Seashore State Park 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 fee $5 per girl. registration Please register through vendor by calling 302-227-6991. note Participants must wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Program will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station and scouts will be transported to the campground area. Most badge requirements will be met for the Animal Habitats badge. Min 6/Max 25.

Scouts will make a sea glass jewelry pendant to take home with them using a simple wire cage technique. This is a beginner’s course, everyone is welcome. when November 12 2016, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. March 4, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. where Indian River Life-Saving Station Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 fee $15 per person. registration Please register through vendor by calling 302-227-6991. note All supplies will be provided. Participants may bring their own piece of sea glass or choose from the park’s collection. Most requirements will be met for the Jeweler badge. Min 8/Max 16.

Campout at the Beach! Stay overnight at the beach! Scouts will campout in the Indian River Life-Saving Station’s courtyard. Girls will explore the importance of this historic site by learning about the contribution of a female figure, Martha Coston, to Maritime history. Girls will learn how to tie a decorative knot, perform a science experiment, and enjoy a guided tour through the museum. The evening will end on the beach with a campfire, s’mores, and spooky tales from the Indian River Life-Saving Station’s logs. When October 15, 2016, 4 p.m. – October 16, 2016, 9 a.m. May 6, 2017, 4 p.m. – May 7, 2017, 9 a.m. where Indian River Life-Saving Station Delaware Seashore State Park 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 fee $40 per person. registration Please register through vendor by calling 302-227-6991. note One “free” adult must be present per six girls; additional adults will be charged the full price of the program. Troops will be required to bring their own picnic dinner. Campfire snacks and coffee will be provided. All badge requirements will be met for the Playing the Past badge. Min 8/Max 20 (not including adults).

Playing the Past, Then and Now Step back in time and come learn about the Lenape tribe and how they lived on this land then and now. See authentic outfits, sculpt a pot and share what you learned with family and friends for this badge. when November 12, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 fee $12 per girl, includes Playing the Past badge. note Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/ chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/ Max 15.

Earth’s Endangered Join us at the Brandywine Zoo to learn about earth’s endangered animals and their habitats. We’ll discover how animals are adapted to thrive in their habitats, why they are in danger of disappearing, and what you can do to help them. when December 3, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. where Brandywine Zoo 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802 fee $12 per person, one free leader per troop. Additional parents/chaperones: $5 program fee. Includes Zoo Admission. registration Pre-registration strongly suggested through vendor. To register, please email education@brandywinezoo.org. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209. note Program meets most requirements for the Animal Habitats badge (Steps 1 through 4). Min 10/Max 30.

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Step back in time and come learn about the days when Iron Hill School #112C was an operational one room school house. Write a letter thanking the proprietor; learn about clothes worn to school, how the students helped take care of the grounds and what games were played for fun. when December 10, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 cost $12 per girl, includes Playing the Past badge. note Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/ chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/Max 15.


Junior Programs

grades 4-5

Can your team accomplish your mission? Learn to program a robot to complete tasks and problem solve your way to a solution. Who knew programming and engineering could be this fun! when/where January 14, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 April 8, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Peninsula Resource Center 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note Min 6/Max 12.

Earn your Social Butterfly badge as you explore the art of entertaining guests at a country estate in the 1930s. After touring the Winterthur house, you will learn the skills you need to be a gracious hostess and will plan elements of your own fabulous party. when March 18, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Please arrive by 12:45 p.m.) where Winterthur Museum 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 fee $12 per girl, includes admission for the day and the Social Butterfly badge. Additional parents and siblings who would like to visit the museum, you will not be participating in the program, must pay the group rate admission ($18 for adults and $8 for children). note Park in the Visitor Lot and then walk down the path to the Visitor Center to meet for the program. Min 10/Max 20.

Robot Fun

Drawing Come and nurture your inner artist during this creative session at the Ward Museum. Using different media and mediums you will work on still life drawings, shading with pencil and charcoal, and perspective pieces. After honing your sketching skills, you will learn about the challenges of graphic design as you design your own logo for your unique personal brand. Finally, you will have the option of your work being displayed at the annual Ward Museum Student Art Show, where artists and their families will be invited to attend the opening gala of the show! when January 28, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804 fee $14, includes Drawing badge. registration Please register through vendor by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting http://tinyurl.com note Min 12/Max 30.

Photography Excursion Join the Ward Museum to earn your Digital Photography badge. You will have the opportunity to learn about photography techniques and methods from a professional photographer. You will go on a photo excursion and take pictures of wildlife and natural scenes around Salisbury University campus, then get a chance to edit them and create a digital photo project. when March 11, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Salisbury University, Fulton Hall, 1120 Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801 fee $14 per girl, includes Digital Photography badge. registration Please register through vendor by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting http://tinyurl.com note Meet at the bus stop in Parking Lot A. Girls need to wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Min 12/Max 20.

Elegant Entertaining

Introduction to Digital Photography: Taking and Editing the Image Use digital cameras to learn the basics of composing a photo. Explore your talents by taking photos from unusual angles, working with a variety of subjects and lighting, and gaining skills to edit pictures with Photoshop Elements and Picasa, a free editing program you can use at home. when March 25, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $14 per girl, includes fun patch and one color digital image. note Dress for the outdoors. Event will happen rain or shine. We will move indoors in inclement weather. Completes some requirements towards the Junior Digital Photography badge. Min 6/Max 16.

Wetland Habitats for Wildlife Discover the many animals that live in a wetland habitat with Delaware Nature Society. Explore live animals and taxidermy to determine what each animal needs to live and how people can help protect and create habitat. Hike to the pond and investigate beaver activity. Learn stewardship as we net animals, observe their special features for survival and release them back into the wild! Help complete a habitat conservation project. when April 1, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. where Abbott’s Mill Nature Center 15411 Abbott’s Pond Road, Milford, DE 19963 fee $14 per girl, includes Animal Habitats badge. note Dress for weather, wear boots/shoes to get muddy. Min 8/Max 20.

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Junior Programs

grades 4-5

Coverdale Garden Architects

The Zen of Flowers

Put yourself in the shoes of a vegetable farmer at Delaware Nature Society’s Coverdale Farm Preserve as you design your very own edible or pollinator-friendly garden! Sow seeds of horticultural success by investigating small-scale and production-scale garden design. Identify key cultural needs of plants, learn which plants grow best in our region and which plants attract butterflies and bees, and dig into healthy soil to discover the life it supports. End your gardening adventure with your own “ready to plant” garden design and a green thumb to make it beautiful! when April 15, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. where Coverdale Farm Preserve 543 Way Road, Greenville, DE 19807 fee $20 per girl, includes fun patch. note Bring a water bottle and a bag lunch. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Completes some requirements for the Junior Gardener badge. Min 10/Max 20.

Not just a pretty face! With the Winterthur Garden as a laboratory, earn the Flowers badge while finding out how flowers function and recording your experience in a garden journal. Make a dried flower sachet and learn how to create a flower arrangement. when April 29, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Please arrive by 9:15 a.m.) where Winterthur Museum 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 fee $12 per girl, includes admission for the day and the Junior Flower badge. Additional parents and siblings who would like to visit the museum, you will not be participating in the program, must pay the group rate admission ($18 for adults and $8 for children). note Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for adventures in the garden. Park in the Visitor Lot and then walk down the path to the Visitor Center to meet for the program. Min 10/Max 24.

Animal Habitats

Study the blooming flowers around our museum. Plant your own seed to take home and watch it grow. Make your own beautiful flower bouquet. Learn all about flowers to earn your badge while enjoying our natural history museum. when May 13, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $12 per girl, includes Junior Flower badge. note Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/ chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/Max 15.

Do all animals need a home? Which animals are endangered? Learn all about the animals found in our area to earn this badge. Take a nature walk to find as many animal homes as possible while helping to clean up the forest for the animals. when April 29, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $10 per girl, includes Junior Animal Habitats badge. note Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/ chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/Max 15.

Flowers

Cadette Programs

grades 6-8

Night at the Museum

Program Aide

Have you ever spent the night in a beaver lodge? How about sleeping beside a pair of river otters? Here’s your chance! Join us for a night at the museum, where you’ll explore the 16,000 square foot building after dark. when August 5, 2016, 6 p.m. – August 6, 2016, 9 a.m. October 28, 2016, 6 p.m. – October 29, 2016, 9 a.m. January 13, 2017, 6 p.m. – January 14, 2017, 9 a.m. where Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum 2 Market St., Pocomoke, MD 21851 fee $45 per participant, includes dinner, snack and breakfast and the Cadette Night Owl badge. registration Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact 410-957-9933 to register. note All participants are required to bring own sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress (optional), toiletries and flashlight. Min 10/Max 30.

When you guide people or teach them something you know, you’re acting as a mentor. As a Girl Scout Cadette, you have more opportunities to help younger Girl Scouts by sharing your skills, passions, and experience. Part of your leadership course training will involve learning to work with children and gaining a deeper understanding of a specialty such as science, art, the outdoors or adapting activities for girls with disabilities. To earn the Program Aide (PA) award, you must earn one LiA Award, complete a PA workshop, find a mentor that will help you with the specific understanding of what topic you would like to specialize in (example: Day Camp) and then work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions. when/where August 20, 2016, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 November 19, 2016, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Camp Todd 25012 Beauchamp Rd., Denton, MD 21629 fee $15 per girl. note Prerequisite, you must have earned your LiA to attend this workshop. Please bring a bag lunch. Snack will be provided. Min 4/Max 12.

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Cadette Programs

grades 6-8

Stargazing at the Seashore

Child and Babysitting Workshop

Explore the night sky at Delaware Seashore State Park! A park interpreter will identify constellations and tell the legends behind the stars. Remember to bring a pillow and blanket as this is the only park program you can enjoy lying down. when September 23, 2016, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. April 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. where Indian River Life-Saving Station Delaware Seashore State Park 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 fee $10 per girl. registration Please register through vendor by calling 302-227-6991. note If it is too cloudy to see the stars, there will be a second program planned to meet all badge requirements. All badge requirements will be met for the Cadette Night Owl badge. Min 8/Max 20.

This program will familiarize and provides you with the basic skills and information that is necessary in caring for infants and children, such as emergency action steps, personal safety, fire safety, infant care, basic first aid and choking management. Presentation by the Delaware Safety Council. when/where 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. November 12, 2016 – Northern Resource Center December 10, 2016 – Northern Resource Center January 14, 2017 – Northern Resource Center January 28, 2017 - Peninsula Resource Center February 4, 2017 – Northern Resource Center March 18, 2017 – Northern Resource Center March 25, 2017 – Peninsula Resource Center April 8, 2017 – Northern Resource Center May 6, 2017 – Northern Resource Center May 13, 2017 – Peninsula Resource Center fee $45 per girl, includes Certificate of Achievement. note Please bring a bag lunch and a baby doll. This course meets some of the requirements for the Cadette Babysitter badge. Min 7/Max 12.

Trees Share your favorite recipes! Identify local trees while taking a nature walk through the forest. Make your own tree art to take home. Talk about deforestation and how you can help a tree to earn your Trees badge. when October 8, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $10 per girl, includes Tree badge. note Have each girl bring in her favorite recipe using an item from a tree. Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/Max 15.

Media Radio Behind-the-Scenes Thinking about the “ME” in Media? Tour WJBR in Wilmington and learn about the behind-the-scenes workings of a live radio station! You will see the actual broadcast booth, production studios and other departments that are vital to running Delaware’s #1 radio station and learn about careers in broadcasting. when November 5, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. March 4, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where WJBR 812 Philadelphia Pike, Ste. C, Wilmington, DE 19809 fee $8 per girl, includes fun patch. note This program connects with the Cadette Media Journey. Min 5/Max 12.

Tremendous Trees Get started on your Tree badge as you take a hike to learn about the trees that dominate our local landscape, talk to an arborist, and make some tree-inspired art. when November 19, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Please arrive by 12:45 p.m.) where Winterthur Museum 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 fee $12 per girl, includes admission for the day and Cadette Tree badge. Additional parents and siblings who would like to visit the museum, you will not be participating in the program, must pay the group rate admission ($18 for adults and $8 for children). note Wear clothing and shoes appropriate for adventures in the garden. Park in the Visitor Lot and then walk down the path to the Visitor Center to meet for the program. Min 10/Max 24.

Woodworker Where better to learn about woodworking then at the Ward Museum? You will practice hammering, leveling, and drilling as you build a birdhouse to take home and hang in your backyard. You will then learn about and become familiar with woodworking techniques, including how to use a hammer, saw, level, and drill. when December 10, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. where Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804 fee $14 per girl, includes Woodworker badge. registration Please register through vendor by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm. note Parents will need to sign additional liability form. Min 12/Max 30.

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Cadette Programs

grades 6-8

Owls and Stars

Videography Day

For this badge, learn about Owls and how they navigate the night sky. Explore our trails in near-darkness. Make a star finder and look for constellations. when February 18, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. where Iron Hill Science Center & Museum 1115 Robert Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702 fee $10 per girl, includes Cadette Night Owl badge. note Each troop to register gets free admission for two leaders/ chaperones. Additional non-participants are $2 each. Min 10/ Max 15.

Share your message with the world through videography! In this session, we will work in teams to create a storyboard and shot list, learn basic functions of a video camera and specific shooting techniques. Then we will use video editing software to create a brief public service announcement which we will share through social media. Make your voice heard! when March 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. where Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $22 per girl, includes fun patch. note Bring a bag lunch. This program aligns with the MEdia Journey and completes some requirements for the Cadette Digital Movie Maker badge. Min 6/Max 12.

Engineering Your Tomorrow Engineering Your Tomorrow offers girls wonderful opportunities to explore science, chemistry and engineering. Working with women who are currently engaged in several fields of science, girls will test scientific hypotheses with hands-on activities as well as discover the many career opportunities for women. New activities are developed each year for girls to experiment with. Additional informational sessions are provided for leaders and parents to help guide girls in making academic choices, preparing for higher education and considering career options in science and engineering. when February 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. where New Castle County, DE Directions will be emailed two weeks prior to event. fee $10 per girl, includes lunch and fun patch. note Please be aware that in order for the event to run smoothly, encourage the girls to make new friends, and build team communication skills, we will be separating groups; exceptions will not be made. Min 25/Max 60.

We Need Trees: Wood Works Investigate the beauty, science and importance of trees in our ecosystems and daily lives with Delaware Nature Society. Learn the art of tree identification and tap a maple for sap to syrup. Follow the journey of a tree from forest to home, know hardwoods and softwoods, and plant a renewable resource; a tree. Meet a master woodworker and utilize tool safety and skills to construct a unique bird house. when February 25, 2017, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. where Abbott’s Mill Nature Center 15411 Abbott’s Pond Road, Milford, DE 19963 fee $26 per girl, includes both Cadette badges; Trees and Woodworker. note Dress for winter weather and to be outside, wear boots. Construction will be indoors using hand and battery operated tools. Bring an old/unused license plate if you would like for the roof of the bird house. All other materials and hardware provided. Min 8/Max 20.

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Night Life in Nature Prepare to enter a hidden world with Delaware Nature Society: nature at night! Test your senses on a night hike and learn to find your way by the stars, discover the surprising diversity of nocturnal animals, try your hand at capturing and releasing trilling toads and piping spring peepers, and feel the rhythms of familiar places at an unfamiliar time. when April 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. where Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note Dress for the weather and to be outside. Some activities may be wet and muddy. This program completes some requirements for the Cadette Night Owl badge. Min 8/Max 25.

Pages of Time: Book Artist Examine amazing antique books in the Winterthur Library, then make your own book using techniques practiced by art conservators and book artists. when May 6, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Please arrive by 12:45 pm) where Winterthur Museum 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 fee $12 per girl, includes admission for the day and the Cadette Book Artist badge. Additional parents and siblings who would like to visit the museum, you will not be participating in the program, must pay the group rate admission ($18 for adults and $8 for children). note Park in the Visitor Lot and then walk down the path to the Visitor Center to meet for the program. Min 10/Max 20.

Archery Have you ever dreamed of having the skills and confidence of Katniss Everdeen? Delaware Nature Society’s certified archery instructors can help! Take the first steps toward mastering this demanding sport by becoming familiar with archery equipment; learning and practicing safety procedures, proper set-up and stance, and of course honing your craft by shooting at a variety of targets. when May 20, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. where Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707 fee $12 per girl, includes fun patch. note Dress for the weather and to be outside. Completes most requirements for the Cadette Archery badge. Min 8/Max 25.


Senior Programs

grades 9-10

Sow What Locavore Adventure

Can You Canoe?

Get ready for a delicious journey as you connect to a fantastic farm within your local food shed. Dig deep at Delaware Nature Society’s Coverdale Farm Preserve to investigate farming practices from soil management to animal husbandry and vegetable production for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Investigate soil in sustainably managed fields, discover how compost is produced on a large scale, and lend a hand with daily farm animal chores. Join in the harvest of seasonal vegetables and work together in our teaching kitchen to create a few “straight from the farm” dishes certain to make everyone a Locavore! when September 25, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. October 9, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. where Coverdale Farm Preserve 543 Way Road, Greenville, DE 19807 fee $32 per girl, includes Senior Locavore badge. note Bring water bottle and a light lunch. Eating is part of the afternoon session! Please also dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Completes some requirements for the Sow What Journey. Min 12/Max 20.

Learn the techniques, safety and skills for paddling on the calm waters of Abbott’s Pond with Delaware Nature Society. Practice your new team-building skills completing a buoy maze and pond scavenger hunt. Paddle upstream to explore the wonders of a hidden wetland treasure. Finish the afternoon with a refreshing splash in the water to practice righting an overturned canoe. when October 8, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. where Abbott’s Mill Nature Center 15411 Abbott’s Pond Road, Milford, DE 19963 fee $18 per girl, includes Senior Paddling badge. note Swimming experience required. Dress for the weather, wear clothes to get wet and bring a change of dry clothes. All equipment provided. Min 10/Max 20.


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Offering programs for girls to earn their Brownie Dancer Badge and more.

We welcome dancers to our new studios!

Visit us online at www.midatlanticballet.org Our program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

211 Executive Drive, Suite 3 Newark DE, 19702 302.449.1252 Please check out the website for more information on all of our great programs and activities!

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Your group will share fun, fellowship and adventures. Outdoor experiences, including rafting, have powerful physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual influences on young people. These influences make a lasting impact and support healthy development among youth.


Leadership Application Media Girls If you’re a Girl Scout who is outgoing, comfortable speaking in front of an audience and LOVE Girl Scouts, then you could be a Media Girl! Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is launching a new program called Media Girls, giving girls the opportunity to participate in media events and be the “girl face” to deliver the Girl Scout message to our communities. Our Media Girls may be asked to participate in a radio, television or newspaper interview, and participate in social media or blog Girl Takeovers. Girls who are accepted will take part in a specialized media training day and will serve as a Media Girl from January 2017 through December 2017. who Girl Scout Daisy through Ambassador when Application due by November 18, 2016. note Must attend a Media Training on Wednesday, December 7 at the PRC from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. or Wednesday, December 14 at the NRC from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.. For questions about the Media Girls program, please contact Gina Dzielak at rdzielak@cbgsc.org.

18th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration Mingle and make connections with elite businesswomen and government officials at this high profile event. You will participate in a pre-program, engage with our honoree and serve in leadership positions that make this event successful. who Girl Scout Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador when March 14, 2017, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. where Hotel DuPont 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801 fee Free, includes dinner and fun patch. note Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white collared top, membership pins and sash/vest. Complete and submit form by November 18, 2016. All participants must register and attend the Powerful First Impression workshop on January 28, 2017. Max 75. Please submit completed application to: Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Girl Program Manager 225 Old Baltimore Pike Newark, DE 19702

Mid-Shore, Lower-Shore and Sussex County Women of Distinction Event The Women of Distinction events honor local women that have made a positive difference in their communities. You will serve in leadership positions and represent GSCB as greeters, flag presenters and in speaking parts. No training is required to participate in these events, but you are encouraged to attend the Powerful First Impression workshop on January 28, 2017. who Girl Scout Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador when We will post on www.gscb.org dates upon confirmation. fee Free for girl, registration required. note Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white collared top, membership pins and sash/vest. Contact Denise Eberspeaker, deberspeaker@cbgsc.org, for more information or to register. Max 12.

Powerful First Impression The ability to create a positive first impression is one you can expand on to build a solid relationship. Learn how you can take control of the way others perceive you. who Girl Scout Cadette through Ambassador when January 28, 2017, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (weather contingency date: February 4, 2017, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.) where Northern Resource Center 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 fee Free. Registration required. note This workshop is mandatory for all Girl Scouts who are attending the Women of Distinction Celebration on March 14, 2017. Min 12/Max 75.

Teen Member, Board of Directors Each year, two Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors are selected through an interview process to represent the GIRLS in Girl Scouting by serving a one or two year term as a non-voting member on the GSCB Board of Directors. Working with the members of the Board will open your eyes to the hundreds of decisions made to help keep our council strong and growing. who Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador when Applications due by November 18, 2016. note Girls will need to submit a biography with their application and will be notified by late January 2017 regarding interview date.

Due by November 18, 2016:

Women of Distinction - March 14, 2017 Women of Distinction - Mistress of Ceremonies (incl. bio) Women of Distinction - Vocalist Women of Distinction - Invocation Women of Distinction - Flag Ceremony

Media Girls On My Honor - Mistress of Ceremonies Teen Board of Directors (incl. bio) Name:

Age:

Address: Phone:

Grade in School: City:

Email:

State:

Leader Name:

Racial Background (optional) Indian or Alaskan native Asian

Due by Nov. 18, 2016

Zip:

Leader Phone: Ethnic Background (optional) *

Black or African American White

Native Hawaiian (Pacific Islander) Two or more races

For additional information, call 302-456-7150 or email RNaughton@cbgsc.org

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic

* Hispanic/Latina is defined as an ethnicity, not a race, therefore is reported separately.

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Girl Scout Volunteers and Adults Adult volunteers are the essential people who unlock the keys of leadership for our girls in the Girl Scout Program! The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is committed to fully preparing and supporting the women and men who volunteer their time to help girls become the best leaders they can be. In the following pages you will find training for: Service Unit Basics GS101

Volunteer Essentials Journey Basics Volunteering for Girl Scouts Series and Events

Outdoor Education First Aid & CPR Facilitating Adult Learning

Teen girls ages 14 and older are welcome to attend all training courses. Teens may take First Aid/CPR and Camping Basics, but cannot serve as the first-aider or camp-trained person for a Troop until registered as an adult. Training is also a mouse click away! Online versions of Service Unit Basics, Journey Basics and Volunteer Essentials are also available on our website in the Volunteer Tool Kit.

 indicates trainings that are required for all troop volunteers GS 101 AND VOLUNTEERING FOR SERVICE UNIT BASICS (~ 2 hours)  (required for all troop leaders) GIRL SCOUTS SERIES AND EVENTS  GS101 and Volunteering for Girl Scouts Series and Events are online courses offered by GSUSA. Girl Scouting 101 is a 45 minute, self-paced online orientation to Girl Scouting. This course’s intended audience is volunteers who are new to the organization, whether they work directly with girls or behind the scenes. While Girl Scouting 101 applies to all volunteers, Volunteering for Girl Scout Series and Events is a streamlined version of Girl Scouting 101 created specifically for those who commit to shortterm volunteering. Topics covered include: About Girl Scouts, Ways to Participate, What Girl Scouts Do, the Mission, Promise, and Law, Girl Scout Cookies, Staying Safe, Ages and Stages: What Girl Scouts Are Like, and What’s Next. Sessions can be found at: http://training.girlscouts.org

VOLUNTEER ESSENTIALS (~ 3 hours)  Volunteer Essentials will help prepare volunteers to effectively facilitate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). You will learn about the GSLE and how to use the resources that support the GSLE, including Journeys and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting. Attendance for the entire session is important! when/where TBD – Trainings will be set up at the request of Service Units. fee $5 per person. Cost includes training materials, pin and patch. note Please bring a pen, pencil, highlighter and paper. Optional materials that can be purchased at The Bay Shop: Grade Level Journeys and The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.

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Service Unit Basics provides new adult volunteers the opportunity to meet with their service teams, as well as learn about forms, policies and procedures that support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Service Unit Basics is one of the first steps in education and is followed by further learning in Volunteer Essentials. when watch online video on your schedule and then meet with your Service Unit Manager where determined by your service unit fee free note Resources you may want to bring: paper and pen and your questions about being a Girl Scout volunteer!

JOURNEY BASICS  The Journey Basics video will provide a general overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the Journey books and the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. It will also provide suggestions and insight on how to use these tools together. This training is mandatory for volunteers. The video is located in the Volunteer Tool Kit on www.gscb.org.

FIRST AID & CPR A first-aider is defined as an adult Volunteer who has taken Girl Scout–approved first aid and CPR training that includes specific instructions for child CPR. The American Red Cross, National Safety Council and the American Heart Association offer such courses. Safety Activity Checkpoints notes when a first-aider needs to be present based on specific programs. Check with the above providers for classes in your area.


Girl Scout Volunteers and Adults FACILITATING ADULT LEARNING

CAMPING BASICS

Facilitators are volunteer mentors who provide our leaders the tools to become successful and share the joy that comes from helping girls develop their leadership skills and be the successful leaders of tomorrow. Facilitating Adult Learning is a course focusing on how to deliver a learning session to a group of adult Volunteers. Once you have completed the course, you will be required to apprentice for at least three sessions in the course you want to facilitate. Facilitator are required to facilitate a minimum of two trainings per year and attend a minimum of one Think Tank session.

Learn the skills you will need to take your girls on an outdoor trip including: planning, packing, cooking, fire building, care of camp site and equipment, and outdoor program ideas. You will be broken into patrols and required to provide all equipment and food for the overnight session. All activities take place rain, snow or shine. Please come prepared for outdoor activities. You will need ponchos for rain, and heavy coats, gloves, and boots for winter courses. Courses in winter will have indoor heated accommodations for sleeping. You must attend all hours scheduled for the course or you will not receive credit for taking the course. Directions to the sites will be sent with your confirmation fee $10 per adult. Cost includes training materials. note There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations. The pre-session takes approx. 1-1.5 hours; the webinar takes approx. 1 hour (need phone and computer with internet access). To become Camping Certified, adults must complete the tutorial, webinar and the overnight session.

If you have an interest in joining us in this venture and becoming part of this dynamic and committed core of facilitators, please register for a Facilitating Adult Learning session and join us for a Think Tank. FAL Dates

Think Tank Dates

Location

November 11, 2016

November 12, 2016

Todd Program Center

March 3, 2017

March 4, 2017

Todd Program Center

July 8, 2017

Todd Program Center

OUTDOOR EDUCATION CABIN CAMPING Cabin Camping is an online course that will help guide you through the processes needed to plan, experience and evaluate a simple overnight experience for your girls in either a lodge, cabin or hotel location. This course will not prepare you to build fires or cook using anything other than a range, stove or microwave. For camping that involves fire building and other cooking methods, you will need to take Camping Basics or Troop Camp Training. Cabin Camping training is located in the Volunteer Tool Kit on www.gscb.org.

Camping Exemptions: Adults, who have previously taken Outdoor Education with another Girl Scout Council, Boy Scouts, or another youth serving organization, may submit a camp exemption form in lieu of taking Camping Basics.

TROOP CAMP TRAINING

Troop Camp Training provides adult volunteers and Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors who are new to camping the opportunity to learn camp skills as a troop. Adult volunteers receive the same education as Camping Basics. Brownies and Juniors will earn the Eight Basic Skills patch. Additional helping adults will be required for girl/adult ratio and will not be trained in Camping Basics. Troops will work as a patrol and will be required to provide all equipment and food for the overnight session. All Camping Basics Webinar Camping Basics activities take place rain, snow or shine. Please come prepared for Weekend Dates 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Weekend Location outdoor activities. You will need ponchos for rain, and heavy coats, gloves, and boots for winter courses. Courses in winter will have Sept. 10-11, 2016 Thursday, Camp Todd August 25, 2016 Shady Cove/Tall Timbers indoor heated accommodations for sleeping. You must attend all hours scheduled for the course or you will not receive credit for Oct. 8-9, 2016 Wednesday, Camp Todd taking the course. Directions to the sites will be sent with your September 14, 2016 Whispering Pines/Hideaway confirmation. Oct. 29-30, 2016 Thursday, Camp Country Center fee $10 per adult and girl. Cost includes training materials. October 6, 2016 STEM Lodge note There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with Nov. 5-6, 2016 Wednesday, Camp Sandy Pines hands on demonstrations. October 19, 2016 Connie Bell Lodge The pre-session takes approx. 1-1.5 hours; the webinar takes Mar. 11-12, 2017 Thursday, Camp Country Center approx. 1 hour (need phone and computer with internet access). February 16, 2017 STEM Lodge To become Camping Certified, adults must complete the tutorial, Apr. 22-23, 2017 Wednesday, Camp Sandy Pines webinar and the overnight session. March 29, 2017 Treehouses Weekend Date Webinar 6:30 p.m. Location Apr. 29-30, 2017 Monday, Camp Todd Dec. 9-11, 2016 Wednesday Camp Grove Point April 3, 2017 Whispering Pines/Hideaway November 9, 2016 May 6-7, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Camp Grove Point Woodlands

Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2017 Thursday, March 2, 2017

Camp Grove Point

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financial

2016 Fall Product Program

The Fall Product Program is a GSCB-sponsored family and friends program that enables Girl Scout troops to earn funds at the beginning of the Girl Scout year by selling nuts/candy, magazine and keepsake photo items. Girl Scout troops earn 15% or 20% in proceeds for every item sold during the Fall Product Program. In addition, girls can earn cool patches and rewards. Girls will begin taking orders after completing troop education. October 23, 2016 November 29, 2016 November 29 - December 1, 2016

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http://girlscouts.qspgao.com/chesapeakebay

Girls who reach $150 in online magazine and nut/candy sales earn their own MyPatchCreationTM koala patch!

Girls spend 59 minutes calling family and friends offering them a change to purchase $20 Ultimate Magazine Gift Card.

Our product programs are more than just magazines, nuts and cookies! They teach five essential financial literacy skills: Goal Setting Decision Making Money Management

Girls set program sales goals with their team and create a plan to reach them.

Girls develop a basic business plan for program sales and work as a team to decide where and when to sell cookies and what to do with the money they earn.

Girls develop a budget, take orders, handle customers' money and gain valuable practical life skills.


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Girl Scout S'mores crunchy graham sandwich cookies with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling.

Rooted in Girl Scout tradition. Leading the way in nutrition. Girl Scout S'moresTM were created with the preferences of today's consumers in mind. In addition to being delicious, they contain no artificial flavors or colors, no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils and no nuts or tree nuts!

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January 7, 2017 February 10 - March 5, 2017 February 24 - 26, 2017 March 5, 2017 March 6, 2017 April 9, 2017

Kahoot Learning Games!

With our new troop learning games for girls, fun challenges are displayed on a shared screen and players answer questions on their own devices. Girls can create and share their own Kahoots for even more fun and deeper learning.

People Skills

Business Ethics

Girls learn how to communicate effectively with all kinds of people while participating in both programs.

Girls are honest and responsible during every step of the sales process.

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Wells Fargo Center Scout Shows 2016-17

WWE Smackdown Sept 13, 2016

USA Hockey Sept 22, 2016

Trans-Siberian Orchestra December 2017

Philadelphia Flyers Oct - April 2016-17

Ringling Bros. Circus February 15-19, 2017

Villanova Men’s Basketball Nov - March 2016-17

Cirque Du Soleil March 2017

USA Gymnastics November 4th, 2016

Harlem Globetrotters March 2017

Disney On Ice Dec-Jan 2016-17

Sesame Street Live April 2017

Find out how Scouts & Families can take advantage of the following: Discounted Tickets • Limited Edition Scout Patches • Fundraising Opportunities • Discounted Food Vouchers Group Experiences (Color Guard, Cookie/Popcorn Sales, Meet & Greets, etc.) • Meeting Space Opportunities For more information please contact our Scout Coordinators:

Tom McCarthy at 215.952.2935 or Tom_McCarthy@ComcastSpectacor.com Colleen Graf at 215.952.5637 or Colleen_Graf@ComcastSpectacor.com


Family Partnership Campaign 2017 The Family Partnership Campaign is an annual opportunity for families of adult and girl members to partner with Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. Family Partnership funds ensure that Girl Scouting is available to all girls. The tax-deductible contributions made through Family Partnership Campaign remain on the Delmarva Peninsula and are an investment that will make a difference in girls today and build the beacon for future generations of leaders. This membership year your family has an opportunity to designate your donation to the new Northern Resource Center Capital Campaign, Camp Properties, and Girl Scholarships/Outreach Programs.

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Northern Resource Center

Northern Resource Center Capital Campaign Funds will be used to directly support the Northern Resource Center Capital Campaign, and help us avoid the need for a mortgage. Commemorative bricks are still available for purchase, beginning at $150 for three lines of text. The bricks will be installed in front of the building as a permanent reminder of your support. This is a great opportunity to honor a girl, troop leader, lifetime member, business, community group, or that special Girl Scout in your life. More details are at www.gscb.org/beacon.

Camp Properties Funds support camp improvements and general maintenance to our four existing camp properties ensuring our camps are safe, well maintained, and have a variety of program opportunities. Girl Scholarships/Outreach Programs Funds provide financial assistance to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to underserved and economically challenged girls, including sending girls to summer camp, registration fees, and program materials.

Invest in girls. Change the world. It really is that simple. So please, be a part of the Family Partnership Campaign today and lend your support with your taxdeductible contribution. And when you see a girl today become a leader in your community, you’ll know you’re the one who helped to get her there.

For more information, please contact: Denise Eberspeaker Director of Development, Communications and Service Center Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay 1346 Belmont Avenue, Suite 601, Salisbury, MD 21804 410-742-5107 or 1-800-374-9811 • deberspeaker@cbgsc.org 41


Wilmington, DE

2016 Season

Weekend Daytime Hours Sept 24 thru October 30 Fridays and Columbus Day 1 – 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Farm Animals, Pumpkin Painting and More Scout and Family Night Events Every Friday and Saturday in October Night package includes hayride, Bonfire, and Flashlight Maze 5:30 to 9 pm Private Group Parties Year Around by Appointment

www.ramseysfarm.com • 302- 477-1499

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-Whitewater Rafting -Overnight Camping -Trail Biking -Nature Programs

Scout Raft Rally on the Lehigh River *Select dates available April-October. Visit the website for more details.

WhitewaterChallengers.com


LEADERSHIP GUIDE

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Service Unit:

Email: ___________________________________________

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215 PM Event Registration Form

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Name: ____________________________________

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Adults Attending Name: ____________________________________

Name: ___________________________________________ Grade:

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Girls Attending Name: ___________________________________________ Grade:

24 Girl Scout Seniors. For each 12 additional Seniors, one additional adult is required. 24 Girl Scout Ambassadors. For each 12 additional Ambassadors, one additional adult is required.

20 Girl Scout Cadettes. For each 10 additional Cadettes, one additional adult is required.

16 Girl Scout Juniors. For each 8 additional Juniors, one additional adult is required.

12 Girl Scout Brownies. For each 6 additional Brownies, one additional adult is required.

Girl Adult Ratio for Events Two adults for every: 6 Girl Scout Daisies. For each 4 additional Daisies, one additional adult is required.

Please print clearly or type, then mail, fax or email to GSCB at program@cbgsc.org OR Fax: (302) 456-7188

Event Registration

Does anyone in your troop have any special needs such as cognitive, physical, dietary, allergy, etc.? Please explain: __________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Credit card information: Name on card: __________________________________________________________________ Card # : _______________________________________________ Exp. Date:_______________ Billing Zipcode: CSV (security code):

Driver’s License #: _______________________________________________________________

Name on check: ________________________ Check #: ______ Mailed: _________________

Check details:

Indicate payment type:  Check  Visa

Grand total due $_________ Total enclosed $ ___________

# Non-members: ________ x fee: $ ____ = Total due: $______ Amount enclosed: $ __________

# Adults: _____________ x fee: $ ____ = Total due: $______ Amount enclosed: $ __________

# Girls: _______________ x fee: $ ____ = Total due: $______ Amount enclosed: $ __________

Day phone: _____________________________ Cell phone: ______________________________

City:___________________________________________ State:______ Zip: _________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________

Troop #

Council name: __

First name: _____________________________ Last name:_______________________________

Event name: ______________________________________________________________________

Event date: _____________________ Time: ________ Location: __________________________

Registration deadline is 14 days prior to event. Beginning September 2014, the following late fees will incur per participant: $0 - $10 = $1 per participant $11 - $20 = $2 per participant $21 - $40 = $4 per participant $41 & over = $6 per participant

*Event Registrations will not be processed until payment is received.

225 Old Baltimore Pike Newark, Delaware 19702 T 302-456-7150 • 800-341-4007 F 302-456-7188 www.GSCB.org

2016 Council Program Guide  

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