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Program Guide a publication of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

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Program Listings by Grade Level daiSiES

GRADES K–1

13

Camp Laughing Waters Open House

JuniorS

GRADES 4–5

13

Camp Laughing Waters Open House

13

Camp Wood Haven Open House

5

911, What’s Your Emergency?

13

Camp Wood Haven Open House

10

Celebrate Earth Day!

5

Amazing Artists

10

Celebrate Earth Day!

14

Dancing Feet with Acting Naturally

13

Camp Laughing Waters Open House

5

Daisy Delight

11

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

13

Camp Wood Haven Open House

11

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

11

ECO Fair

10

Celebrate Earth Day!

11

ECO Fair

7

Evening of Innovation

7

Creative Writing Afternoon

8

Go Gaga for Camp

8

Go Gaga for Camp

11

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

8

History’s Mysteries

8

History’s Mysteries

11

ECO Fair

11

Hoo Can See in the Dark

11

Hoo Can See in the Dark

7

Evening of Innovation

5

KU Presents…The Verve Pipe

6

KU Presents…The Verve Pipe

12

Flower Fun

12

LEGOR Robots

12

LEGOR Robots

9

Forensic Observation

15

Mosey Wood 75th Ann. Celebration

8

Mad Science Mania

9

Geocaching

15

Mosey Wood Open House

9

Masterpiece Painter

8

Go Gaga For Camp

11

Mountain House Day Camp Open House

15

Mosey Wood 75th Ann. Celebration

8

History’s Mysteries

14

Mosey Wood Consultant Weekend

6

Pinocchio & Cartoon Classics

11

Hoo Can See in the Dark

15

Mosey Wood Open House

6

Real Girls Do STEM

7

Imagining Your Past

11

14

Shelly Ridge Day Camp Open House

Mountain House Day Camp Open House

5

KU Presents…The Verve Pipe

11

Spring Things

8

Movin’ & Groovin’

6

Martin Guitar… Music to My Ears

15

Super Summer Celebration

12

Outdoor Explore

15

Mosey Wood 75th Ann. Celebration

7

Toad Detour

6

Pinocchio & Cartoon Classics

14

Mosey Wood Consultant Weekend

12

Valley Forge Day Camp Open House

6

Real Girls Do STEM

15

Mosey Wood Open House

15

Wood Haven Consultant Weekend

14

Shelly Ridge Day Camp Open House

11

Mountain House Day Camp Open House

14

You & Me: Daisy Animal Safety

13

Spring Sampler

8

Movin’ & Groovin’

11

Spring Things

12

Outdoor Explore

15

Super Summer Celebration

6

Pinocchio & Cartoon Classics

BroWniES

GRADES 2–3

5

911, What’s Your Emergency?

7

Toad Detour

6

Real Girls Do STEM

13

Amazing Animal Robotics

12

Valley Forge Day Camp Open House

12

Robot Girlz

13

Brownie Adventure

15

Wood Haven Consultant Weekend

9

Science Solutions

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14

Shelly Ridge Day Camp Open House

12

Speak Your Mind

12

Valley Forge Day Camp Open House

4

Social Butterflies

13

Spring Sampler

8

Water Explorers

13

Spring Sampler

11

Spring Things

15

Wood Haven Consultant Weekend

11

Spring Things

5

Stop-Animation Movie Magic

10

Wood Haven Work Weekend

5

Stop-Animation Movie Magic

4

15

Super Summer Celebration

Style Your “Sole”: Take Action with TOMS

Toad Detour

15

Super Summer Celebration

amBaSSadorS

7 13

Tohi Work Day

7

Toad Detour

12

Valley Forge Day Camp Open House

13

Tohi Work Day

9

Where the Wild Things Live

12

Valley Forge Day Camp Open House

7

Whose Habitat is That?

15

Wood Haven Consultant Weekend

15

Wood Haven Consultant Weekend

10

Wood Haven Work Weekend

CadEttES

GRADES 6–8

14/15 Bike & Boat

SEniorS

GRADES 9–10

14/15 Bike & Boat 13

Camp Laughing Waters Open House

13

Camp Wood Haven Open House

10

Celebrate Earth Day!

4

Girl Travel Info Session

GRADES 11–12

14/15 Bike & Boat 13

Camp Laughing Waters Open House

13

Camp Wood Haven Open House

10

Celebrate Earth Day!

4

Girl Travel Info Session

8

History’s Mysteries

11

Hoo Can See in the Dark

4

Marketing You: Resumes & Interviews

6

Mission Sisterhood

15

Mosey Wood 75th Ann. Celebration

15

Mosey Wood Open House

14

Mosey Wood Consultant Weekend

10

Mosey Wood Work Weekend

11

Mountain House Day Camp Open House

13

Camp Laughing Waters Open House

13

Camp Wood Haven Open House

10

Celebrate Earth Day!

6

Cover to Cover

11

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat (Grade 6)

8

History’s Mysteries

11

Hoo Can See in the Dark

9

Forensic Observation

6

Jumpstart Your Screenplay or Novel

4

Real Girls Do STEM

9

Geocaching

4

Living Local

14

Shelly Ridge Day Camp Open House

4

Girl Travel Info Session

4

Marketing You: Resumes & Interviews

11

Spring Things

8

Go Gaga For Camp (Grade 6)

6

Mission Sisterhood

4

8

History’s Mysteries

15

Mosey Wood 75th Ann. Celebration

Style Your “Sole”: Take Action with TOMS

11

Hoo Can See in the Dark

14

Mosey Wood Consultant Weekend

15

Super Summer Celebration

6

Invent, Improve, Impact

15

Mosey Wood Open House

7

Toad Detour

6

Jumpstart Your Screenplay or Novel

10

Mosey Wood Work Weekend

13

Tohi Work Day

15

Mosey Wood 75th Ann. Celebration

11

Valley Forge Day Camp Open House

14

Mosey Wood Consultant Weekend

Mountain House Day Camp Open House

12 8

Water Explorers

15

Mosey Wood Open House

4

Real Girls Do STEM

15

Wood Haven Consultant Weekend

10

Mosey Wood Work Weekend

14

Shelly Ridge Day Camp Open House

10

Wood Haven Work Weekend

15

Mountain House Day Camp Open House

13

Spring Sampler

11

Spring Things

6

Pinocchio & Cartoon Classics

4

Style Your “Sole”: Take Action with TOMS

15

Super Summer Celebration

7

Toad Detour

13

Tohi Work Day

7/11 Program Aide Training 4

Real Girls Do STEM

12

Robot Girlz

14

Shelly Ridge Day Camp Open House

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and impress the new people you meet. With these skills, you’ll be ready for any situation, from meeting a new girl at school to visiting a new place on vacation.*Includes snacks and Social Butterfly Badge.

Girl Travel Info Session sundAy, JAnuAry 12, 1–3pM Valley Forge Program Center 100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge Grades: 6–12 Cost:

FREE

GSEP launched its Travel Pathway this fall, and we’re inviting you to be a part of it! The travel pathway gives older Girl Scouts an opportunity to travel both domestically and internationally. These tours will provide you with an experience that you will never forget. Planned tours include Savannah, GA in summer 2014, London and Paris in summer 2015, and Costa Rica in summer 2016— join us on January 12 to learn more details! You’ll even be able to enroll in the tours at the meeting if you want, so bring a check for the initial deposit of $150.

Social Butterflies sAturdAy, februAry 1, 1–3pM Smith Lodge at Shelly Ridge Program Center 330 Manor Road, Miquon Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$18 per girl

Enjoy scrumptious snacks as you learn how to build and strengthen your friendships. Spend time with an expert in etiquette who will help you make introductions, start conversations, and even use proper table manners. You’ll gain the confidence to talk with

Real Girls Do STEM MondAy, februAry 17, 10AM–2pM Drexel University Bossone Research Center 3401 Market Street, Philadelphia Grades: 6–12 Cost:

$15 per girl $7 per adult

You have amazing talents and ideas to offer the world—did you know that you can use science to make the world a better place? Students from the Drexel School of Engineering and Society of Women Engineers will guide you through interactive workshops on robotics, music technology, environmental sustainability and more. You’ll have the chance to talk to engineering students and experts in various fields who are using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to make their passions come alive. Explore how you can integrate STEM with other disciplines like art, music and fashion to share your ideas and make a big impact! *Includes lunch and an Event Patch.

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the prestigious Gold and Silver Awards. Registration will close 4 weeks prior to this event to ensure delivery of shoes to GSEP. *Includes a pair of TOMS shoes.

Marketing You: Resumes & Interviews sAturdAy, MArCH 1, 1–4pM Chestnut Hill College 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia Grades: 9–12 Cost: $12 per girl How you present yourself—on paper and in person—greatly impacts your success. Join professionals from Chestnut Hill College in workshops designed to give you the competitive edge. You’ll get guidance on how to tailor your skills and past experience for your current opportunities, and tips on what format and paper to use to push your resume to the top of the pile. Learn the importance of making eye contact and why the clothes and accessories you wear to an interview can make more of an impression than your flawless resume! You’ll also meet admissions counselors from Chestnut Hill College who can give you the inside scoop on the college admissions process, whether you’re just starting to think about college or you’re in the thick of deciding where to apply. Use the tips and techniques you learn here to buff up your resume for your first job or to shine in scholarship and job interviews like the leader you are.

sundAy, februAry 23, 1–4pM Valley Forge Program Center 100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge Grades: 6–12 Cost:

$52 per girl

Discover how TOMS shoes takes action by giving a new pair of shoes to a child in need with every pair purchased. Have fun creating your own unique pair of TOMS shoes and dream up a big way you can make the world a better place! You’ll have fun, get a fabulous pair of shoes, and learn the steps to earning

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Living Local sundAy, MArCH 2, 12–3pM Whole Foods Market 1575 The Fairway, Jenkintown Grades: 9–10 Cost:

$12 per girl

Nothing is better than farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and just-caught seafood. Lucky for us, there’s plenty in our area! Whole Foods Market is a big supporter of buying local and during

this program, you’ll learn why. You will have the opportunity to interview a Team Member from their produce department, discover what foods are at their peak in each season, and prepare multiple meals that use tasty ingredients from around here! Care will be taken to accommodate all food allergies. *Includes snacks and Locavore Badge.

Amazing Artists sAturdAy, MArCH 8, 1–3pM Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley 31 N. 5th Street, Allentown Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$15 per girl $10 per adult

Junior Girls Scouts are amazing artists! Take a tour through the galleries to discover all the treasures the museum has to offer. Then experiment with different drawing materials, learn how to add shading, and create perspective in your artwork. Take your skills into the classroom as you create your own special masterpiece sketchbook. Earn requirements towards the Drawing Badge.

Daisy Delight sAturdAy, MArCH 8, 1–3 pM Shelly Ridge Program Center, Smith Lodge 330 Manor Road, Miquon Grades: K–1 Cost:

$6 per girl $2 per adult

Join other Daisy Girl Scouts from around the council in the delight of sisterhood! Volunteers from the GSEP History Committee will lead you in learning new songs, playing traditional games, touring the Girl Scout museum, and participating in a scavenger hunt. All activities and workshops will help you to earn the A Sister to Every Girl Scout petal. Girls are asked to bring canned or boxed food donations for a local food cupboard.*Includes snack and a special Daisy Fun Patch.

KU Presents…The Verve Pipe sundAy, MArCH 9, 2–4:30pM Kutztown University, Schaeffer Auditorium 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown

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Multi-platinum selling artist and 90’s rock sensation, The Verve Pipe, is back on the scene bringing family friendly contemporary tunes to life. From “Wake Up” to “Go To Sleep Now,” this Verve Pipe show is fun for Brownies through Juniors. In addition to the show, girls will get a backstage tour and Q&A session. Completes Steps 1 and 3 of the Musician Badge. *Includes Event Patch.

911, What’s Your Emergency? sundAy, MArCH 16, 9AM–12pM St. Luke’s – quakertown 1021 Park Avenue, quakertown Grades: 2–3 Cost:

$3 per girl

Do you know what to do for a paper cut or a bee sting? How can you tell if someone breaks her arm when she falls? Everyone should learn how to help in an emergency! Do you know what goes into a first aid kit? At this program, girls will make a kit to take home, talk to doctors and nurses, and meet the brave and inspiring people who are the first ones to arrive at an emergency. Meets most of the requirements for the First Aid Badge.

911, What’s Your Emergency? sundAy, MArCH 16, 1–4pM St. Luke’s – quakertown 1021 Park Avenue, quakertown Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$3 per girl

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make a kit to take home, talk to doctors and nurses, and meet the brave and inspiring people who are the first ones to arrive at an emergency. Meets most of the requirements for the First Aid Badge.

Stop-Animation Movie Magic sundAy, MArCH 16, 1–4pM Snapology of Reading 220 N. Park Road, Bldg #5, Wyomissing Grades: 4–8 Cost:

$14 per girl

Movie magic – it just doesn’t happen without a plan! Learn the fundamental writing techniques behind every movie script from story idea to story boarding. Work in teams to take your script to the next level making your very own stopmotion animation video using our Legos® and computer programs. Discover how to make your characters walk, run, disappear, and even swim in water on the big screen! At the end, each team will have a mini-movie loaded onto YouTube to share with friends and family. *Includes Event Patch.

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Invent, Improve, Impact sAturdAy, MArCH 22, 8:30AM–1:45pM Villanova University 800 East Lancaster Avenue, Villanova Grades: 6–8 Cost: $12 per girl

Real Girls Do STEM sAturdAy, MArCH 22, 9AM–2pM Alvernia University 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading Grades: K–5 Cost:

$11 per girl $7 per adult

Join the Alvernia University Science Association for a day full of fun! Do you love the planet you live on? Have you ever wondered how you can make a difference? Join us as we take an adventure to learn about water and energy! We will be exploring the wonders of water and how you can protect the water around you! Learn how you can make the most of your own energy and protect Earth’s energy! Activities will include taking a nature walk to observe animals in their natural habitats, making beads from recycled paper, testing water in Angelica Creek Park, and developing a plan to take action to save water. Completes activities from the Wonders of Water and Get Moving! Journeys. *Includes lunch and Event Patch.

Mechanical engineers design and invent products that improve our lives and the world around us. Join Villanova University Mechanical Engineering faculty and students as you discover through hands-on activities how solar energy, biomechanics, nanotechnology, and clean water supplies are making a positive impact on your life today and the world tomorrow. *Includes a snack and lunch .

Pinocchio & Cartoon Classics sAturdAy, MArCH 22, 10AM–12:30pM The Philadelphia Orchestra Kimmel Center—Verizon Hall 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia Grades: K–8 Cost:

$12 per person

Music plays an important part in telling stories, helping the audience know how to feel or clueing them in to what might happen next. Come listen to The Philadelphia Orchestra as they bring to life the classic cartoons William Tell and The Barber of Seville, and enjoy the story of a wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy in Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland. Create illustrations in a preshow adventure, and be sure to look for images of your artwork while the orchestra performs! *Includes Event Patch.

Cover to Cover sundAy, MArCH 23, 1–4pM Main Line Art Center 746 Panmure Road, Haverford Grades: 6–8 Cost:

$16 per girl

Spend the afternoon with a female artist as you learn about the history and evolution of the book form with examples of books from cultures all around the

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world. Explore the various tools and materials used, and then learn to fold and decorate your own accordion book and sew a soft-covered pamphlet journal to capture your stories and pictures. Earn requirements towards the Book Artist Badge.

Mission Sisterhood fridAy, MArCH 28, 7pM – sundAy, MArCH 30, 11AM Camp Laughing Waters, Gilbertsville Grades: 9–12 Cost:

$50 per girl

This event is for girls only! Retreat from the noise of the world and bond with your sister Girl Scouts! Spend the weekend exploring your own circles of sisterhood. Examine the ways female beauty and friendships are portrayed in the media and compare them to your experiences. Define a Sisterhood Issue and plan how to Take Action to create a positive impact. Girls will complete all of the steps leading up to the Take Action project, including project planning. To finish earning the Sisterhood Award, girls will need to implement their Take Action project after the weekend. *Includes accommodations, all food, and Mission: Sisterhood Journey book.

Jumpstart Your Screenplay or Novel sAturdAy, MArCH 29, 9AM–12pM Valley Forge Program Center 100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge Grades: 6–10 Cost:

$14 per girl

Would you like to bring your imagination to life on the page? Join a professional female writer as you learn the tips and techniques of fiction and script writing. Spend some time getting indepth with idea generation, character, setting, plot, and writing beginnings. Great supplemental program for the Screenwriter and Novelist Badges.

Whose Habitat Is That? sAturdAy, MArCH 29, 11AM–3pM Morris Arboretum 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$13 per person

Learn about wild animals that live in your neighborhood and explore their natural homes – their habitats. Investigate an animal habitat, create your own animal house, and discover how you can help protect animal spaces near you. Bring your own lunch and drink (on-site café not open) and enjoy a picnic on the patio. *Includes admission to the Arboretum and the Animal Habitats Badge.

Creative Writing Afternoon sAturdAy, MArCH 29, 1–4pM Valley Forge Program Center 100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$14 per girl

Spend the afternoon with a professional female writer as you explore the power behind words. Learn about a variety of writers from classic to contemporary and how YOU can add spice to your own writing. From poetry to fiction to article writing, the possibilities are endless as you let your creativity run wild! *Includes Scribe Badge.

Program Aide Training sundAy, MArCH 30, 1–6pM Camp Mountain House, Allentown Grades: 6–8 Cost:

$5 per girl

Prerequisite: Highly recommended that girl be working on or have earned LIA before attending Program Aide Training. Are you an older girl looking to become more involved? Program Aides work as a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. You will participate in hands-on activities to learn about

team-building, leadership skills, girl development, and leading a group. Participants will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Leadership Course. *Includes snack.

Toad Detour

Imagining Your Past

tuesdAy, April 1, 7-9pM The Schuylkill Center 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia Grades: K-12 Cost:

$5 per girl $0 per adult

Why did the toad cross the road? To get to the other pond! The spring is mating season for amphibians, and that means American Toads are waking up from their winter naps to look for the perfect mate and the perfect pond to lay eggs in. Help shepherd hundreds of toads safely across Port Royal Avenue as they migrate to and from the reservoir during breeding season.

Evening of Innovation fridAy, April 4, 6:30–8:30pM NextFab Studios 2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia Grades: 2–5 Cost:

$13 per girl

Put your creativity to the test as you invent the next must-have gadget! Your challenge? To create multiple innovative products, a challenge that will test your problem solving, organizational, and communication skills. Join experienced and highly creative entrepreneurs from NextFab Studio in hands-on activities that will help you understand the different stages a product goes through before you can buy it as a consumer. Explore how different materials are used to make products, from metal to wood, electronics, textiles, lasers, and even 3D printing! *Includes Inventor Badge for Brownies and Product Designer Badge for Juniors.

sAturdAy, April 5, 10AM–3pM Independence Seaport Museum 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$10 per person

Most people living in the United States today have someone in their family who was an immigrant, maybe your great grandparents, your parents, or even you! Immigration now is very different from the past. Explore the process new immigrants experienced when they entered the United States in the late 1800s to start a new life. Prepare to start your life in America as you receive your new immigrant identity. Explore steerage, the part of the ship where passage was the cheapest, and see the bunk beds where the waves of the ocean would rock you to sleep. Visit the dispensary for medicines and be sure to get your daily ration of “food” to eat. Head to the medical inspection area to check for any diseases or bugs you may have picked up on the ship before you disembark in the United States! Girls will also have the chance to tour the museum and the historic ships from the 1890s, the cruiser Olympia, and the submarine Becuna. *Includes admission to the museum and Playing the Past Badge.

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Movin’ & Groovin’

Go Gaga for Camp

sundAy, April 6, 1:30–3pM (2nd & 3rd), 3–4:30pM (4tH & 5tH)

fridAy, April 11, 5pM – sAturdAy, April 12, 5pM

Snapology of Reading 220 N. Park Road, Bldg #5, Wyomissing

Camp Laughing Waters, Gilbertsville

Grades: 2–5

Cost:

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History’s Mysteries sAturdAy, April 5, 10AM–12pM or 1–3pM Valley Forge Program Center 100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge Grades: K–12 Cost:

FREE

Discover the past at the GSEP History Committee’s 4th Annual Girl Scout Memorabilia Collectors’ Meet! Earn part of your Girl Scout Ways Badge as you participate in workshops and complete a scavenger hunt. Collectors from all over the United States know amazing facts about Girl Scout history, and they’re experts on their collections of memorabilia. Stop by to learn about their collections and get help on your hunt. Items will be for sale, so you can even start your own collection of memorabilia. Be sure to bring your camera, as our Juliette Low has been known to make an appearance! *Includes an Event Patch.

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Girls love technology and science! Learn basic engineering principles as you build super-cool models that use gears, axles and pulleys. Discuss the six simple machines and how they make our lives easier. Build one of several different models (a windmill, rubber band car, and catapult) and talk about the science behind the technology. How do these simple machines help us in our everyday lives? Plus spend some time playing in the Discovery Center where your imagination can run wild! *Includes admission to the Discovery Center and Event Patch.

Water Explorers tHursdAy, April 10, 6–7:30pM Alvernia University 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading Grades: 9–12 Cost:

$5 per girl

Join the Alvernia Science Association for an evening of water exploration. Travel to the Angelica Creek Park where you will test the water for elements such as iron, copper, and lead. Then practice your design skills as you construct your own water innovation that will benefit the Angelica Creek Park waterway. Complete the program with a “splash” as you create your own water composition to take home. Earn requirements toward your Water Badge.

Grades: 1–6 $45 per person

Have you been thinking about trying overnight camp but are not sure what to expect? Come to this program and spend the weekend getting to know camp! You will experience a campfire, eat in the dining hall, play games and even get a chance to help build the camp gaga pit (and then be among the first to use to it)! By the end of the weekend you will be counting down the days until you come back to camp this summer! This program is open to girls in troops as well as individual girls. Individual girls must be accompanied by an adult. All adults must have a satisfactory background check to participate in the program. *Includes all accommodations and food.

Mad Science Mania sAturdAy, April 12, 9AM–12pM Northampton County Community College, Fowler Family Southside Center 511 East Third Street, Bethlehem Grades: 2–3 Cost:

$18 per girl

Join other Brownie Girl Scouts for a morning of science fun as you learn about our environment and make your own recycled paper. Come up with a pollution solution and mold animal prints. You’ll also get to mix up some chemical changes as you make Tootsie Rolls. Do you know what a simple machine is? If not, find out when you assemble a working catapult. Put your puzzle solving skills to the test as you create a Soma Cube Puzzle, plus enjoy a few special surprises. Completes Step 1 of the Home Scientist Badge.

Science Solutions sAturdAy, April 12, 1–4pM Northampton County Community College, Fowler Family Southside Center 511 East Third Street, Bethlehem Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$18 per girl

Spend the afternoon working with other girls as you create a pollution solution, learn about our environment, make your own recycled paper, and mold animal prints. Do you know what a simple machine is? If not, find out when you assemble a working catapult. You’ll also get to mix up some chemical changes as you make Tootsie Rolls. Finally, put your puzzle solving skills to the test as you create a Soma Cube Puzzle, plus enjoy a few special surprises. Completes Step 3 of the Entertainment Technology Badge.

Geocaching sAturdAy, April 12, 9AM–12:30pM or 1:30–5pM Shelly Ridge Program Center 330 Manor Road, Miquon Grades: 4–8 Cost:

$5 per person

Spend the day exploring Shelly Ridge Program Center while hunting for geocaches—hidden boxes that always have surprises inside! Navigate around the 113-acre camp property with a compass. Bring along SWAPS (special whatchamacallits affectionately pinned somewhere) to leave in geocaches and/ or swap with other girls at the event. Juniors will earn parts of the Geocacher Badge.

Masterpiece Painter sAturdAy, April 12, 9:30–11:30AM Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum 432 West Walnut Street, Allentown Grades: 2–3 Cost:

$12 per girl

Take a tour of the historic Trout Hall, a colonial stone mansion, and learn the story of Anne Allen, the granddaughter of

Allentown’s founder, who lived here in the colonial days. Practice painting with nature and create a portrait just like Anne would have. Listen to stories of her life and design a mural retelling the story. Girls will complete many requirements for the Painting Badge. Each girl should bring a “painting smock.” *Includes an old-time snack.

Where the Wild Things Live sAturdAy, April 19, 1–4pM Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center 1531 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$14 per girl $7 per adult

Aark is a haven for thousands of injured and orphaned birds and mammals, run by a mother-daughter pair who are experts in wildlife rehabilitation. Explore the grounds to see the habitats of animals that live in our forests and fields. The rehab center tries to make injured animals feel comfortable while they recover by recreating their homes in the wild. Using “found” natural materials, you will make an animal house, too! A live animal presentation will feature woodland creatures. Bring something to sit on outside. If not attending with a troop, individual girls must be accompanied by an adult. *Includes snack and Animal Habitat Badge.

Forensic Observation sAturdAy, April 19, 10AM–12pM Simmons Recreational Center 7200 Woolston Ave, Philadelphia Grades: 4–8 Cost:

skills. Discover how forensic scientists help the justice system in the investigative process by analyzing samples and using science to find the truth. Learn how a DNA match is generated and understand the field of forensic toxicology. You’ll meet experts and explore the different types of fingerprinting—from the tips of your fingers to the edges of a DNA strand. This program meets most of the requirements for the Detective and Special Agent Badges.

$12 per girl

Just how observant are you? Join the Association of Women in Forensic Science and Club Philly Forensics as they engage you in activities that challenge your observational and problem-solving

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Martin Guitar…Music to My Ears

Wood Haven Work Weekend

MondAy, April 21, 9AM–12pM

fridAy, April 25, 5pM –sundAy, April 27, 11AM

Martin Guitar 510 Sycamore Street, Nazareth

Celebrate Earth Day! sAturdAy, April 19, 9–10:45AM (k–3rd), 11AM–1:15pM (4tH–8tH), 1:30–3:45pM (9tH–12tH) Penn State University – Berks Campus North Tulpehocken Road, Reading Grades: K–12 Cost:

$3 per girl

Join the Penn State Berks Chemical Society in a celebration of Earth Day! You’ll get to participate in fun hands-on activities while exploring the importance chemistry has in helping to preserve planet earth.* Includes American Chemical Society Earth Day Patch.

Camp Wood Haven, Pine Grove

Grades: 4–5

Grades: 6–12

Cost:

Cost:

$3 per girl

Spend the morning at C.F. Martin & Co learning all about guitars and the family business. During a Girl Scout exclusive factory tour, you will get to witness firsthand the exquisite craftsmanship that goes into each and every guitar they manufacture. A guided tour of the museum will describe how events in world history defined music history and Martin history over the last 180 years. A guitar clinic tailored specifically for you will be conducted every hour. Put your musical skills to the test on “The Play Me Wall” where you can play new guitar models and some of Martin’s best-known and top-selling guitars. Don’t worry if you can’t play guitar—musical knowledge is not required! Earn requirements towards your Musician Badge.

Mosey Wood Work Weekend fridAy, April 25, 7pM – sundAy, April 27, 11AM Camp Mosey Wood, White Haven Grades: 6–12 Cost:

$15 per person

Winter is over and Mosey Wood needs some help to look great for the upcoming camping season. Be the first tent campers of 2014 at Mosey Wood, set up and stay in tents, clear trails, clean units, and buildings. Other tasks may include painting or landscaping. Bring along a pair of work gloves and help make camp shine. In exchange for your all your hard work, we will feed you, provide a campfire on Saturday evening, and give you the opportunity to take some time for yourself to enjoy Mosey Wood. All adults spending the night must have a background check to participate. *Includes accommodations and all food.

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$15 per person

Winter is over and camp is in need of some serious cleaning. Come with your troop, alone, or with interested adult volunteers to help us get camp ready for the season. You can come for the whole weekend or just part of the weekend. All adults are welcome! If you are handy with tools or like gardening we sure could use you! Accommodations are in tents, Adirondack shelters, or the tree houses. All adults spending the night must have a background check to participate. In exchange for all of your hard work, we will have a campfire on Friday night and on Saturday a party in the pavilion with rollerblading and the climbing wall. We will provide all the food for the weekend as well as some great evening activities! Girls need not come with an adult. Check-in occurs Friday evening from 5–7pm and check-out on Sunday morning begins after 11am. *Includes accommodations and all food.

Spring Things sAturdAy, April 26, 7–9pM Wildlands Conservancy 3701 Orchard Place, Emmaus Grades: K–12 Cost:

$9 per girl $5 per adult

Everything has woken up, crawled out, flown back, or simply turned its thoughts toward spring and starting a family. Hike to Pool Wildlife Sanctuary’s ponds in search of calling toads, quacking wood frogs or any of the other wildlife active under the cover of darkness. Meet some of the animals that call PWS home and enjoy a snack. Please bring a flashlight! If not attending with a troop, individual girls must be accompanied by an adult

for supervision purposes. This program is intended for girls and space is limited; Safety Activity Checkpoint Adults only. *Includes Wildlands Conservancy Jr. Naturalist Patch.

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat sAturdAy, April 26, 11AM–3pM or 1:30–6pM The Arden Theatre 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia Grades: K–6 Cost:

$22 per girl $24 per adult

“I know some good games we could play…” said the Cat in the Hat. See what happens on a rainy day when mom is away and the Cat in the Hat bursts through the door with his trickiest of tricks, including the acrobatic Thing One and Thing Two! Watch this exciting show and explore the skills it takes to be an actress or a playwright in hands-on workshops presented by skilled teachers and actors from the Arden Drama School. Be sure to bring your camera— you’ll get a sneak peak at the backstage area and meet the five actors who bring this favorite story to life at The Arden Theatre. Bring a bagged lunch to the 11am–3pm program. *Includes snack and Event Patch.

ECO Fair sAturdAy, April 26, 12–4pM Shelly Ridge Program Center 300 Manor Road, Miquon

with fun giveaways! This program will run regardless of the weather Mother Nature sends.

Program Aide Training sundAy, April 27, 1–6pM Valley Forge Program Center 100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge Grades: 6–8 Cost: $5 per girl Prerequisite: Highly recommend that girl be working on or have earned LIA before attending Program Aide Training. Are you an older girl looking to become more involved? Program Aides work as a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. You will participate in hands-on activities to learn about team-building, leadership skills, girl development, and leading a group. Participants will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Leadership Course. *Includes snack.

Mountain House Day Camp Open House sundAy, April 17, 2–4pM Mountain House Day Camp, Allentown Grades: K–12 Cost: FREE Come visit Mountain House Day Camp and see what all the excitement is about! Enjoy Mountain House as staff take you on a guided tour and answer all of your questions. Meet our Outdoor Program staff, browse the camp store, and get tips on how to make your summer camping

adventure a success! No registration needed; email us at camps@gsep.org for directions.

Hoo Can See in the Dark fridAy, MAy 2, 6:30–9pM Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center 1531 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont Grades: K–12 Cost:

$13 per girl $7 per adult

Aark is a haven for injured and orphaned birds and mammals that is run by a mother-daughter team who are leaders in wildlife rehabilitation. Learn about the different nocturnal animals, such as owls, opossums, raccoons and bats. Find out about their unique traits that allow them to move around, and find food at night. Tour the center after hours, see rescued nocturnal animals and take part in a nature scavenger hunt after dark. Program can be used toward Night Owl and Animal Habitats Badges. If not attending with a troop, individual girls must be accompanied by an adult for supervision purposes. Bring a flashlight and something to sit on! * Includes beverage and snack.

Grades: K–5 Cost:

$8 per girl $4 per adult

Come celebrate Earth Day as you view green living exhibits showcasing how you can help to protect the environment and make the world a better place. Girls will participate in a Scavenger Hunt while walking the beautiful trail around Shelly Ridge, make eco-crafts from recycled items, learn to letterbox, play eco-games and even get the chance to walk away

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Speak Your Mind sAturdAy, MAy 3, 9AM–1pM Drexel University 3401 Market Street, Philadelphia Grades: 6–8 Cost:

$9 per girl

Brainstorm with your sister Girl Scouts and speak your mind in your very own podcasts. Agree on an exciting topic, develop a script, and record your podcast. Your group will use Audacity software to produce a one-of-a-kind podcast in the studio. Members of Drexel University’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will guide your group through the techniques to make your podcast, from sound clip selection, editing tools, and voice production. The best part? Once you’ve finished this intro, you’ll have all the skills to record podcasts on your own and share your thoughts with the world. Bring a bagged lunch. *Includes a snack and a USB flash drive to store your podcast.

Flower Fun sAturdAy, MAy 3, 9:30–11:30AM Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum 432 West Walnut Street, Allentown Grades: 4–5 Cost:

$12 per girl

Take a tour of the historic Trout Hall, a colonial stone mansion, and learn the story of Anne Allen, the granddaughter of Allentown’s founder, who lived here in the colonial days. Through handson activities, discover how she would have used flowers for art, healing, and even to send messages in code! Girls will complete many requirements for the Flowers Badge. *Includes snack.

Valley Forge Day Camp Open House

LEGO® Robots sAturdAy, MAy 3, 9AM–12pM Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike, Media Grades: K–3 Cost:

$12 per girl

Did you know that you can make robots out of LEGO®s!? Spend the morning learning about the Jr. LEGO® League and FIRST LEGO® League Robotics teams with members of the Girl Scouts FIRST Robotics Patrol. Have fun playing team building games with your sister Girl Scouts, learn how to make a robot move, and make your own mini-robot to take home. * Includes snack and Event Patch.

Robot Girlz sAturdAy, MAy 3, 1–4pM Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike, Media Grades: 4–8 Cost:

$12 per girl

Spend the afternoon with our very own Girl Scouts FIRST Robotics Patrol who advanced to regional competitions. Work with patrol members to build a LEGO® Mindstorms robot, then program your robot to compete in challenges. Create and program a mini-robot of your own to share with your friends and family. *Includes snack and Event Patch.

sAturdAy, MAy 3, 12–2pM

Outdoor Explore

Valley Forge Program Center 100 Juliette Low Way, Valley Forge

sAturdAy, MAy 3, 10AM–4:30pM

Grades: K–12

Grades: 2–5

Cost:

FREE

Come visit Valley Forge Day Camp and see what all the excitement is about! Enjoy Valley Forge as staff take you on a guided camp tour and answer all of your questions. Meet our Outdoor Program staff, browse the camp store and get tips on how to make your summer camping adventure a success! No registration needed; email us at camps@gsep.org for directions!

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Camp Tohikanee, quakertown Cost:

$20 per girl $10 per adult

Spend the day at camp gaining basic camping skills! Try something new, or enjoy a favorite outdoor activity, from geocaching to songs, games and more! You’ll also learn some outdoor essentials, like first aid and campfire basics. This is a great way to get outdoors for the day and expand your outdoor skills without an overnight trip! *Includes lunch.

Brownie Adventure

Wood Haven Open House

sAturdAy, MAy 3, 9AM – sundAy, MAy 4, 1pM

sundAy, MAy 4 or sundAy, June 15 1:30–4pM

Camp Wood Haven, Pine Grove

Camp Wood Haven, Pine Grove

Grade: 2–3

Grade: K–12

Cost:

Cost:

$30 per girl $35 per adult

Come explore all that camp has to offer! Participate in nature activities, arts and crafts, group games, stargazing, a campfire, songs and more. You’ll be sure to have a great time in the outdoors and make new friends. Girls will sleep in platform tents, and all programming will be provided. This program is open to girls in a troop as well as individual girls. Individual girls must be accompanied by an adult. All adults must have a satisfactory background check to participate in the program. Check-in occurs Saturday morning from 9–10:30am and checkout on Sunday between 11am and 1pm. *Includes accommodations, food and Camper badge.

Amazing Animal Robotics sundAy, MAy 4, 1:30– 3pM Snapology of Reading 220 N. Park Road, Bldg #5, Wyomissing

FREE

Come visit Wood Haven and see what all the excitement is about! Enjoy Wood Haven as the camp staff take you on a guided camp tour and answer all of your questions. Meet the Camp Director, browse the camp store, and get tips on how to make your summer camping adventure a success! No registration needed; email us at camps@gsep.org for directions!

Tohi Work Day sundAy, MAy 4, 10AM–4pM Camp Tohikanee, quakertown Grades: 4–12 Cost:

$5 per person

Spend the day making Camp Tohikanee a better place! Get camp ready for the spring and summer camping season. Clean units, buildings, trails and more to help Tohi shine! Bring a bagged lunch; refrigerator is available if needed to store food and drink.

Spring Sampler fridAy, MAy 9, 5pM – sundAy, MAy 11, 1pM Camp Tweedale, Oxford Grades: 2–12 Cost:

$45 per person

Enjoy a weekend at camp doing all your favorite things! Depending on your age level, there will be different activities such as archery, boating, team building games, and more! Girls will sleep in platform tents. Individual Girl Scouts 6th grade and above are welcome, and do not need to be accompanied by an adult. All adults must have a satisfactory background check to participate in the program. Check-in occurs Friday evening from 5–7pm and check-out occurs on Sunday between 11am and 1pm. *Includes accommodations and all food.

Grades: 2–3 Cost:

$10 per girl

Be creative, put on your STEM hats (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math!) and build one of our many different Lego® robots. Use a computer to follow detailed instructions to build your very own snapping alligator, drumming monkey or twirling birdies. Put on your engineering hats and learn how to problem solve and test theories using different axles, pulleys and levers. You will also learn the basics of computer programming working with your robots to move and make sounds during this fun, interactive program! *Includes Event Patch.

Camp Laughing Waters Open House sundAy, MAy 4, 1–4pM Camp Laughing Waters, Gilbertsville Grades: K–12 Cost:

FREE

Come visit Laughing Waters and see what all the excitement is about! Enjoy Laughing Waters as the camp staff take you on a guided camp tour and answer all of your questions. Meet the Camp Director, browse the camp store and get tips on how to make your summer camping adventure a success! No registration needed; email us at camps@gsep.org for directions!

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You & Me: Daisy Animal Safety sAturdAy, MAy 10, 9AM–12pM or 1–4pM Wildlands Conservancy 3701 Orchard Place, Emmaus Grades: K–1 Cost:

$14 per girl $7 per adult

Dancing Feet with Acting Naturally sundAy, MAy 11, 2–4pM Crossings Community Church 80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown Cost:

Mosey Wood Consultant Weekend fridAy, MAy 16, 7pM – sundAy, MAy 18, 10AM Camp Mosey Wood, White Haven

Daisy Girl Scouts and your parents—come meet Wildlands Conservancy’s education animals, from their hairy tarantula, an eight foot long snake, birds of prey, Smudge the skunk, and everything in between. These animal ambassadors teach us how to live safely and in harmony with wildlife. You’ll learn basic binocular skills and take a hike in search of wild residents of Pool Wildlife Sanctuary. Girls will make and take home simple feeders. While this program is intended as a parent and child experience, troops may register as well. All girls need to be supervised by an adult(s). *Includes snack and Wildlands Conservancy Jr. Naturalist Patch.

Grades:

80’s dance fever, and much more! Put together your own dance and show off your skills for the whole group to enjoy! Dancers should wear comfortable clothing to move in. Earn requirements toward the Dancer Badge.

2–3 $9 per girl

Join staff and dancers from Acting Naturally for an afternoon of dancing. Learn dance styles from the roaring 20’s, Doo Wop,

Grades: 2–12 Cost:

$15 per girl $5 per adult

Grab a troop and head to Mosey Wood for the weekend! We will provide you with consultants to provide fun programming at camp. Depending on your troop’s age level there will be separate activities planned for your troop. Prior to the event you will be assigned to a tent unit and workshop times. Your troop can prepare a skit or song for the Saturday evening campfire or just come enjoy a sing-along. You must provide your own food for the weekend, along with additional activities. This is a troop-only event, troops must come with a Camp and First Aid certified adult. Adults must have a satisfactory background check to participate in the program. 2ND–3RD: boating, nature hike, and teambuilding. 4TH–5TH: boating, archery, and teambuilding. 6TH–12TH: boating, archery, and climbing wall. *Includes accommodations and consultant fees.

Bike & Boat sAturdAy, MAy 17, 10AM–3pM Sand Island to Canal Park along the D&L Trail, Bethlehem Grades: 6–12 Cost:

$27

Join the Wildlands Conservancy‘s team of naturalists and explore the Lehigh River on both bicycles and canoes. You will be biking one direction and canoeing the other way. Gain a unique perspective

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of the Lehigh River as it flows through our valley, the diverse ecosystem that depends on it and the fascination history that surrounds it. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy along your journey. If not attending with a troop, individual girls must be accompanied by an adult for supervision purposes.

Shelly Ridge Day Camp Open House sAturdAy, MAy 17, 12–2pM Shelly Ridge Program Center 330 Manor Road, Miquon Grades: K–12 Cost:

FREE

Come visit Shelly Ridge Day Camp and see what all the excitement is about! Enjoy Shelly Ridge as staff take you on a guided camp tour and answer all of your questions. Meet our Outdoor Program staff, browse the camp store, and get tips on how to make your summer camping adventure a success! No registration needed; email us at camps@gsep.org for directions.

Mosey Wood Open House sundAy, MAy 18, 1–4pM or sundAy, June 15, 1-4pM Camp Mosey Wood, White Haven Grades: K–12 Cost:

FREE

Come visit Mosey Wood and see what all the buzz is about! Enjoy Mosey Wood as the camp staff take you on a guided camp tour and answer your questions. Meet the Camp Director, browse the camp store, and get tips on how to make your camping adventure a success! No registration needed; email us at camps@gsep.org for directions!

Super Summer Celebration fridAy, MAy 23, 5pM – sundAy, MAy 25, 1pM Camp Wood Haven, Pine Grove Grades: 1–12 Cost:

$55 per person

Want to take your troop camping, but are not ready to go by yourself? Or are you just ready to get out with your girls and love to camp? This weekend is for you. This program provides added support to leaders who need it and also provides great camping activities – swimming (weather permitting), hiking, sports, games, nature, crafts, sing-a-longs, archery for Juniors, climbing wall for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. This is a perfect end-of-the-year camping trip to kick off a great summer! Participants will sleep in platform tents. This event is for troops only. All adults must have a satisfactory background check to participate in the program. Check-in occurs Friday evening from 5–7pm and check-out occurs Sunday between 11am and 1pm. *Includes accommodations, all food, and an Event Patch.

Wood Haven Consultant Weekend fridAy, MAy 30, 5pM – sundAy, June 1, 3pM Camp Wood Haven, Pine Grove

This is a troop only event, troops must come with a Camp and First Aid certified adult. Adults must have a satisfactory background check to participate in the program. Check-in occurs Friday evening from 5–7pm and check-out occurs on Sunday between 11am and 3pm. 2ND–3RD: swimming, nature hike, and fun, field games. 4TH–5TH: swimming, archery, and rollerblading. 6TH–12TH: swimming, archery, and climbing wall. *Includes accommodations and consultant fees.

sAturdAy, MAy 31, 10AM–3pM Sand Island to Canal Park along the D&L Trail, Bethlehem Grades: 6–12 Cost:

$27

Join the Wildlands Conservancy‘s team of naturalists and explore the Lehigh River on both bicycles and canoes. You will be biking one direction and canoeing the other way. Gain a unique perspective of the Lehigh River as it flows through our valley, the diverse ecosystem that depends on it and fascinating history that surrounds it. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy along your journey. If not attending with a troop, individual girls must be accompanied by an adult for supervision purposes. This program is intended for girls and space is limited; Safety Activity Checkpoint Adults only.

$15 per girl $5 per adult

Grab a troop and head to Wood Haven for the weekend! We will provide you with consultants to provide fun programming at camp. Depending on your troop’s age level there will be separate activities planned for your troop. Prior to the event you will be assigned to a tent unit and workshop times. Your troop can prepare a skit or song for the Saturday evening campfire or just come enjoy a sing-a-long. You must provide your own food for the weekend, along with additional activities.

fridAy, August 15, 7pM – sundAy, August 17, 10AM* or sAturdAy, August 16 only, 10AM–10pM Cost:

Bike & Boat

Grades: 1–12 Cost:

Camp Mosey Wood 75th Anniversary Celebration

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$75 for entire weekend $40 for Saturday only

*Only adults can stay overnight. Girls grades K-12 and adults can register for Saturday only. Girls must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Calling all Mosey Wood Alumni! Whether you were a camper, on staff, or both, come celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Camp Mosey Wood. Relive some of the best days of your life over this weekend at Mosey Wood! Adults can spend the whole weekend to sleep in a tent and have your meals prepared for you and served in the Dining Hall. Saturday is open to both girls and adults who want to enjoy the day and evening at camp (lunch and dinner included for the day). Enjoy swimming, boating, archery, climbing wall, crafts, hikes, singing around a campfire, connecting with friends and taking part in a Wishing Candles ceremony. Bring photos and stories to share with others who have enjoyed camp over the years.

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Volunteer at GSEP Programs! Just select a program that interests you and send an email to volunteer@gsep.org. A Program Manager will contact you about your interest and the role you’d like to play. Volunteers will be accepted on a first-come firstserved basis, so don’t wait to sign up to help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place! voluntEEr oPPortunitiES in ProGramS progrAM role Model Program Role Models facilitate a program in their area of expertise, such as the arts, environment, dance, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), nutrition, starting a business, or other areas. If you have an idea for a workshop for a specific age level between K and 12, please contact us at girlprogram@gsep.org with your idea! progrAM AssistAnt Program Assistants support the Program Role Model during a program and assist with supervising the girls at the event. CounCil rep A Council Rep serves as the liaison between Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and the organization hosting an event. The Council Rep attends the program and is responsible for oversight of the event. This includes: registering and supervising girls and adults at the program, acting as the point person between the hosting organization and GSEP, ensuring that health and safety regulations are followed, handling any emergencies, and collecting Program Evaluations at the end. first Aider The First Aider is responsible for monitoring the health and safety of everyone who attends a large scale event. First Aiders administer first aid as needed, maintain accurate health logs, and must be trained as a Level I or II First Aider, depending on the event. Contact volunteer@gsep.org for training information. progrAM prep AssistAnt Program Prep Assistants work in the Valley Forge office preparing materials, supplies, name tags, etc. at least two weeks before a program. Availability during the work week is preferred.

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Registration Information Girls can participate in any day program individually (unless otherwise noted), with a group, or as a troop. Special efforts are made to welcome all girls. Please note, while we may be able to accommodate adults in certain situations, program space is reserved for girls. Program registrations are accepted online. Online registration is the best option for allowing immediate access and confirmation of your registration.

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Emailed or faxed forms containing credit card information as a form of payment are strongly discouraged as GSEP cannot guarantee the security of credit card information that is mailed, dropped off, faxed, or emailed. The Online Registration System is the best option for credit card payment. GSEP does not accept registration by phone.

hoW to rEGiStEr For ProGramS onlinE: 1. Visit us at gsep.org , click ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM. 2. Enter your username and password. Or, if you’re a first time user or haven’t used the system since last August, activate your account by clicking on the NEW ONLINE ACCOUNT button. 3. If you receive an alert to contact us, please do so. Your record may be incomplete, you may have a duplicate record, or you may not be linked to your girl’s record. 4. Click on the ACTIVITIES tab. 5. Search for the program you want using various search features. 6. Click on the program name and review the details. 7. Click REGISTER NOW. 8. Select the registrant and click CONTINUE. 9. Enter additional information as requested, then click CONTINUE. 10. Confirm your order details and click CHECKOUT; consider making a donation or select the not at this time option, click CONTINUE. 11. Enter your credit card information and click PROCESS MY ORDER. 12. You will receive an email confirmation.

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imPortant PointS For ParEntS, GuardianS, and voluntEErS: • Adult spaces in programs are only intended for the adults necessary to meet the girl/adult ratios, unless otherwise indicated. Chaperoning adults are free unless otherwise indicated by a per person or per adult price for the program. All chaperoning adults must be registered for the program. • All girls attending a program or event must be registered Girl Scouts. Girls new to Girl Scouts can register as a New Member online at gsep.org through the online registration system. • Council-sponsored programs are designed for specific age/grade levels. Please only register for programs that are in your age/grade level. • Leaders, parents, and guardians must make arrangements to leave other children at home. Additional children and/or family members are not permitted to attend any GSEP program. • All GSEP Sponsored Programs: According to Volunteer Essentials, all volunteers participating in the Girl Scout movement shall meet GSUSA membership standards, which include committing to the Girl Scout Promise, accepting the Girl Scout Law, registering annually through the Council as members of the Girl Scout movement. Effective January 1, 2014 prior to registering for all programs sponsored by GSEP, adults who are interested in attending must have a current membership that exists on the adult’s record in the online registration system. This applies to all programs advertised in SPARK or via the GSEP website or other communication. Cost of registration is $15 and is in addition to the cost of the program. Adults can register online following the instructions on page 17. • Trips & Overnight Programs: According to Volunteer Essentials, when girls go on trips and overnight programs, the group must have at least two

unrelated, registered, cleared and trained adult volunteers. Adults who attend overnight programs or share GSEP property at the same time girls are in attendance need to be cleared and registered to ensure the utmost safety of the girls. Effective January 1, 2014, in addition to becoming a registered adult member of Girl Scouts, any adult who registers for an overnight program with GSEP will have to successfully complete a Criminal Background Check prior to program registration. By logging onto the Become a Volunteer page of gsep.org, the adult will be directed to apply for a Criminal Background Check (CBC) at their cost of $1.95. Following successful completion of the CBC, the adult can then register for the program. • Due to planning issues and safety concerns, walk-in girl and adult registration cannot be accepted at any GSEP event. rEGiStration dEadlinES: Registrations are accepted until the program is full or two weeks prior to the program date, whichever comes first. Please allow at least four weeks lead time from the program date for processing of paper registration forms. We cannot guarantee paperwork submitted less than four weeks in advance will be processed in time for you to attend the program. ConFirmationS: Confirmations with necessary details will be sent to all registrants by email approximately two weeks prior to the program date. SPaCE and attEndanCE: Program space is limited. Attendance capacity is based on the needs of the program itself and cannot be adjusted due to late registration, transfer requests, troop needs, etc. Program capacity and space availability can be viewed online.

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trooP rEGiStration: Only approved 01 troop leaders can register current troop members online using the troop management feature. PaYmEnt: Payment for all programs is due in full at the time of registration. Space will not be held for any registration forms submitted without the full payment amount that is due. rEFundS: Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to ebiz@gsep.org at least four weeks in advance of the program date for consideration. Refunds are not issued for “no shows” (registrants who do not attend). Refunds are not issued for cancellations occurring less than four weeks in advance or if numbers are reduced less than four weeks prior to the event. CanCEllationS: GSEP reserves the right to cancel an event due to insufficient registration, acts of nature, or other reasons beyond our control. In the event a program is canceled, a full refund will be issued. Weather-related cancellations: if you are concerned with the weather, please contact the facility where the program is taking place. When possible, the event will be rescheduled or a refund issued. For cancellations in advance, email notification will be sent to each registrant. For same day cancellations, an attempt will be made to call the phone number available on record. Phone numbers and emails can be updated at any time through the online registration system when you visit your online profile on our website at gsep.org.


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