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2014 Summer Event Guide

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Registration begins May 1.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Check in participants.

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

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

• Distribute and collect event evaluations.

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

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

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

GSNI Preferred Partner

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


Events-at-a-Glance Event Name

Level(s)

Location

Deadline

Date(s)

Sport ‘n’ Swim Overnight

BR/JR/CD/ SR/AM

Aurora

6/02

Sat., 6/14-15

Storm Savvy

JR, CD, SR, AM

Hanover

5/28

Mon., 6/16

Let’s Move! Zumba!

All Levels

Mt. Carroll

6/03 or 6/10

Thurs., 6/19 or Thurs., 6/26

Troop Trek: Program Aides

CD, SR, AM

Hanover

5/20

Troop Trek: Program Aides

CD, SR, AM

East Troy, WI

Nature Explorer

All Levels

Under the Sea

Journey / Focus / Badge

Pg.#

See Listing

4

STEM

4

N/A

4

Fri., 6/20-22

Camp

4

6/10

Fri., 7/11-13

Camp

Pecatonica

6/04

Mon., 6/23

STEM

Ages 10 and older

Crystal Lake

6/18

Sat., 6/28

See Listing

4-5

High Ropes Challenge

CD, SR, AM

Ingleside

6/18

Weds., 7/09

See Listing

5

BattleBots

BR/JR/CD/ SR/AM

Woodstock

6/25

Sat., 7/12

STEM

5

GSNI Museum Adventure Day

All Levels

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

STEM

5

* Animal Encounters

All Levels

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

5

* Digging into the Past

All Levels

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

5

* Whoosh

CD, SR, AM

Rockford

7/02

* Textile Arts

CD, SR, AM

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

6

* You Can Dance!

CD, SR, AM

Rockford

7/02

Sat., 7/19

N/A

6

Climb Devil’s Lake

CD, SR, AM

Baraboo

7/09

Sat., 7/26

Amaze Adventurer

6

Discover SCUBA

Ages 10 and older

Crystal Lake

7/16

Sun., 7/27

See Listing

6

Raging Waves

All Levels

Yorkville

7/23

Sat., 8/09

Event

6

JR,CD

Mount Carroll

8/20

Sat., 9/6-7

See Listing

6

Adventure Camp Overnight

Sat., 7/19 (2 times) STEM

4

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

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2014 Summer Events Sport ‘n’ Swim Overnight

Code: S14203

Journey: Get Moving; Girltopia; Mission Sisterhood; Bliss: Live it Give it / Badge: Athlete Legacy; My Best Self; Staying Fit Take part in this extreme overnight where you’ll go GSNI Partner rock climbing, swimming, and try out many court sports! Stay up late, have a pizza party, and spend the night at the Rush-Copely Healthplex. Preferred

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

Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors Saturday, June 14–Sunday, June 15 8 p.m. Saturday–7 a.m. Sunday Rush-Copely Healthplex 1900 Ogden Avenue, Aurora $27 per girl; $5 per adult Pizza and a drink, fun patch for girls Ends 6/02/2014

Staff Contact: Shannan Harley, Ext. 7121 NOTE: Troops/groups must meet proper girl/adult ratio. Individually registered girls must attend with an adult. A signed waiver will be required for this event.

Storm Savvy

Code: S14211

Focus: STEM

Join the award-winning Discovery Center Museum at Far Horizons for a storm savvy day! Bottle a tornado, capture a cloud, and build a barometer. Make and keep your own weather tools as you become a master meteorologist! GSNI Preferred Partner

Who: Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors Date: Monday, June 16 Time: 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: Far Horizons 9702 S. Lost Horizon Road, Hanover Fee: $22 per girl Registration: Ends 5/28/2014 Staff Contact: Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

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

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

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

Code: S14214 Date: Thursday, June 19 Registration: Ends 6/3/2014

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Code: S14219 Date: Thursday, June 26 Registration: 6/10/2014

Troop Trek: Program Aides Focus: Camp

Do you enjoy assisting younger troops in the out-of-doors? Program Aides are an essential part of the Troop Trek Program! Arrive on Friday night to prepare activity areas for troops arriving the next day. Stay the rest of the weekend and help the troops complete animal-inspired activities! Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors Time: 5 p.m. Friday–6 p.m. Sunday Fee: $20 per girl Includes: Troop Trek T-Shirt, patch, and food for all Troop Trek sessions Staff Contact: Felecia Dupczak, Ext. 7161 NOTE: Troop Trek Program Aides must have completed Program Aide Basic and Outdoor Trainings. Code: Date: Location: Registration:

S14215 Friday, June 20–Sunday, June 22 Camp Far Horizons 9702 S. Lost Horizons, Hanover Ends 5/20/2014

Code: Date: Location: Registration:

S14225 Friday, July 11–Sunday, July 13 Chapman Hills N9377 Scout Road, East Troy, WI Ends 6/10/2014

Nature Explorer Focus: STEM

Code: S14217

Take a true look into nature and examine the trees, water, and animals that make up our ecosystem. See how they all work together. Grow your nature experience through a hike at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center. Later in the day, Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation staff members will introduce you to a variety of animals for an upclose encounter with nature’s animals! Who: Girl Scouts, All Levels Date: Monday, June 23 Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center 13735 Cook Road, Pecatonica Fee: $20 per girl; $20 per adult Registration: Ends 6/4/2014 Staff Contact: Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

Under the Sea

Code: S14222

Journey: Get Moving!, Breathe / Focus: Healthy Living

Swim like a sting ray and see like one, too! Put on your fins and learn to snorkel from professional deep sea divers! Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee:

Girl Scout girls ages 10 and older Saturday, June 28 1–2 p.m. Sea Level Diving 269 Liberty Street, Crystal Lake $22 per girl


Includes: Fun Patch Registration: Ends 6/18/2014 Staff Contact: Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137 NOTE: If you love snorkeling and want to increase your experience, check out the Discover SCUBA workshop on 7/28/14 for more underwater fun! A waiver and medical form is required for this event.

High Ropes Challenge

Code: S14224

Journey: aMAZE; Mission: Sisterhood / Badge: Senior Adventurer

Are you ready for this challenge? Start off on the ground developing your teambuilding skills. Then, take on the ultimate challenge as you work through YMCA Camp Duncan’s high ropes course! Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors Date: Wednesday, July 9 Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Location: YMCA Camp Duncan 32405 North Hwy. 12, Ingleside Fee: $37 per girl; $37 per adult Registration: Ends 6/18/2014 Staff Contact: Felecia Dupczak, Ext. 7161

BattleBots

Code: S14226

Focus: STEM

Take the challenge at the Challenger Space Center! Learn about robots and rovers and how these important tools allow us to explore the farthest reaches of our solar system. Girls will also split into teams to design, build, and battle their own robotic rovers! Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors Saturday, July 12 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Challenger Space Center 222 E. Church Steet, Woodstock $52 per girl Ends 6/25/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

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

GSNI Museum Adventure Day Focus: STEM

Code: S14236

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

GSNI Preferred Partner

Who: Date: Time: Location:

Girl Scout All Levels Saturday, July 19 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Riverfront Museum District 711 N. Main Steet, Rockford

Fee: Includes: Registration: Staff Contact:

$15 per girl; $15 per adult Museum Day Patch Ends 7/2/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

* Animal Encounters

Code: S14234

Get up close and personal with live animals at the Burpee Museum of Natural History! Learn about how they live and what makes them similar and different from one another. Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Registration: Staff Contact:

Girl Scout All Levels Saturday, July 19 10–11 a.m. Burpee Museum of Natural History 711 N. Main Steet, Rockford $5 per girl Ends 7/2/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

* Digging into the Past

Code: S14235

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

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

* Whoosh

Focus: STEM Harness the air around you to create flying contraptions! Pit your strength against air pressure, and send a foggy vortex sailing during this exciting workshop! Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors Date: Saturday, July 19 Location: Discovery Center Museum 711 N. Main Steet, Rockford Fee: $5 per girl Registration: Ends 7/02/2014 Staff Contact: Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137 Code: Time:

S14240 11 a.m.–12 Noon

Code: Time:

S14241 1–2 p.m.

* Textile Arts

Code: S14242

Make a pattern, and create your own, unique design! This class will bring out your creative side, and let you explore the fascinating techniques of textile art. Who:

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and

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Discover SCUBA

Ambassadors Date: Saturday, July 19 Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Location: Rockford Dance Company 711 N. Main St., Rockford Fee: $5 per girl Registration: Ends 7/2/2014 Staff Contact: Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

* You Can Dance!

Ready for an underwater adventure? Strap on your fins and get ready to dive into SCUBA diving fun! You’ll learn the basics of SCUBA diving from trained instructors and explore an indoor diving facility. While you won’t see any fishes, you’ll definitely feel like one! GSNI Preferred Partner

Code: S14243

Sample this fun, fast, high-energy contemporary dance class! Rockford Dance Company faculty will show participants how to stretch and warm-up like a dancer, as well as teach participants a contemporary dance sequence. You will walk away knowing you CAN dance! Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors Date: Saturday, July 19 Time: 2–3 p.m. Location: Rockford Art Musuem 711 N. Main Steet, Rockford Fee: $5 per girl Registration: Ends 7/2/2014 Staff Contact: Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

Climb Devil’s Lake with Vertical Endeavors GSNI Preferred Partner

Code: S14261

Journey: aMAZE / Badge: Adventurer

On our Vertical Endeavors Guided Adventure, Girl Scouts will get to experience the sport of rock climbing up close and personal. Devils Lake State Park contains the largest climbing area in the Midwest with over 1000 routes to choose from—some reaching up to 80 feet! Our trained instructors will provide and set up all of the necessary equipment in order for your group to climb as safely as possible. Your instructor is your personal guide for the afternoon, able to determine routes for the entire group and help meet your needs throughout the day. Your group gets to experience rock climbing in one of the most picturesque settings in the mid-west, as well as learn about the history and equipment of modern rock climbing. Who: Date: Time: Location: Fee: Includes: Registration: Staff Contact:

Code: S14251

Journey: Get Moving!, Breathe / Focus: Healthy Living

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors Saturday, July 26 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Devil’s Lake State Park S5975 Park Road, Baraboo, WI $100 per girl Use of climbing gear Ends 7/09/14 Felecia Dupczak, ext. 7161

NOTE: Transportation not included. Participants will need to sign a Vertical Endeavors waiver.

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

Girl Scout girls ages 10 and older Sunday, July 27 1–2:30 p.m. Sea Level Diving 269 Liberty Street, Crystal Lake $32 per girl Fun Patch Ends 7/16/2014 Katie Sullivan, Ext. 7137

NOTE: A waiver and medical form is required for this event.

Raging Waves Focus: Event

Code: S14255

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

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

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

Adventure Camp Overnight

Code: S14258

Journey: Get Moving! / Badge: Camper Trailblazer / Focus: Camp There’s a reason we call Camp Benson the 113 acre memory maker. You’ll have an opportunity to brave Camp Benson’s very own cave. This dark and cold hike is filled with all kinds of cool things. A trip down the 3-story tall zip-line might be just what you’re looking for. Take a leisurely hike through the grotto or climb aboard your sled and take the plunge down the 240 foot long Twilight Zone tube slide. If you have a desire for adventure, Adventure Camp Overnight is for you! Who: Girl Scout Juniors/Cadettes Date: Saturday, September 6 (10 a.m.)—Sunday, September 7 (10 a.m.) Location: YMCA Camp Benson 16355 Scenic Palisades Road, Mount Carroll Fee: $45/girl; $26/adult Includes: Overnight accommodations, 3 meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast) Registration: Ends 8/20/14 Staff Contact: Kathleen Baylis, Ext. 7156 NOTE: Girls must be accompanied by an adult. Meals are provided. Depending upon troop sizes, troops may be assigned to sleeping cabins with other troops.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OFFICE USE Postmark/ Del. Date _______________

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Council-sponsored Event Registration Form

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

Code

GIRL INFORMATION ADULT INFORMATION PAYMENT Date/Time

# of Girls

Fee per Girl

# of Adults

Fee per Adult

Total

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

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

� MasterCard

� Cash � Discover

� Credit Card

� Cookie Dough/S’more Dough

Expires ____________________________

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

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2014 Summer Event Guide - Cadette, Senior Ambassador