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Girl Scouts of Nassau County turns today’s girls into tomorrow’s leaders… and it’s FUN, too! The Girl Scout Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, To help people at all times And to live by the Girl Scout Law. * Members may substitute for the word “God” in accordance with their own spiritual beliefs.

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Council Service Center 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530 Tel (516) 741-2550 • gsnc.org The GSNC Shop is open and does not require an appointment for in-person shopping.

The Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Shop hours: Mondays: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Tuesdays: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Wednesdays: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Thursdays: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Fridays: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Email shop@gsnc.org for questions.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc., Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Agency, is a member of Long Island’s United Way, United Community Fund of Great Neck, and The Community Chest of Port Washington.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County has an active, intentional, and ongoing commitment to ensuring that all members are able to fully and meaningfully participate in and contribute to all aspects of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Mission. Girl Scouts values inclusiveness and does not discriminate on any basis. Distribution of these materials does not constitute endorsement of any kind.

Girl Scout Misión Girl Scouts ayuda a las niñas a desarrollar el valor, la confianza en sí mismas y los principios para hacer del mundo un mejor lugar. La Promesa de Girl Scouts Por mi honor, yo trataré: De servir a Dios y a mi patria, ayudar a las personas en todo momento, y vivir conforme a la Ley de Girl Scouts. La Ley de Girl Scouts Yo me esforzaré por: Ser honrada y justa cordial y servicial, considerada y compasiva, valiente y fuerte, y responsable de lo que digo y hago, y por respetarme a mí misma y a los demás respetar la autoridad usar los recursos de manera prudente, hacer del mundo un lugar mejor, y ser hermana de cada una de las Girl Scouts.

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HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE Use Possibilities as a tool to help plan your year with your Girl Scout by finding programs that match a girl’s age level and interests.

Girl Scout Daisies Grades K­-1

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Girl Scout Brownies Grades 2-3 Girl Scout Juniors Grades 4-5

COUNCIL-LED PROGRAMS

Girl Scout Cadettes Grades 6-8 Girl Scout Seniors Grades 9-10 Girl Scout Ambassadors Grades 11-12

Program listings are vetted by staff employed by GSNC. This includes assuring that sanctioned GSUSA Safety Activity Checkpoints are followed and that programming is aligned with Girl Scout requirements.

INFORMATION

All programs listed are in accordance with the most current Covid-19 Safety Guidelines found here. Complete GSNC’s Internet Safety Pledge with your Girl Scout. Use it as a guide to ensure the safety of your Girl Scout as she enjoys virtual experiences. If materials are required for a virtual program, that information and a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the program.

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Council-Led programs are organized by GSNC staff, have a specific date, and require parents or troop leaders to register their Girl Scouts on our website. GSNC staff have organized a schedule of programs for all Girl Scouts in Nassau County to attend! Most of our Council-Led programs are drop-off programs. Drop-off programs require parents and caregivers to drop their girls at the program location and pick them up once the program has ended. Parents and caregivers are not permitted to stay during the program for space and facilitation purposes. Staff are made available at this program to provide supervision and instruction of the girls.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR COUNCIL-LED PROGRAMS You can register on the GSNC website or on myGS. Visit gsnc.org, click on the Programs link and navigate to your program of choice. Once there, click Register to complete the process or you can register on MyGS by clicking on Program tab and selecting Find an Event. Your Girl Scout will not be guaranteed a spot in a program until you have completed the payment process. Spots sitting in the shopping cart are not saved spots. Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation email. This email contains important information such as links, materials required, and rules of conduct. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact customercare@gsnc.org. A

PAYMENT INFORMATIONFORMATION Payment must be made at the time of program registration. Fees may be paid with the following types of payment: Credit Cards Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover

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Financial Assistance Girl Scouting is available to every girl regardless of socio-economic status. If you are in need of financial assistance to secure a spot in a program, please fill out the Financial Aid for Program Request Form. Once this form is completed, council will reach out to you. Refunds Registration fees are nonrefundable unless Girl Scouts of Nassau County cancels the program due to extenuating circumstances. Refunds are not available for no-shows, late arrivals, early departures, or participants’ technical issues.

PHOTO RELEASE INFORMATION Your Girl Scout can only be photographed at GSNC programs by selecting a Photo Opt In status on her profile in your MyGS Account. You can check and edit her profile at any time in your account by logging into your account, clicking on My Household, and editing the profile under your Girl Scout's name. At the bottom of the page, please check off your options including Photo Opt In if you wish your Girl Scout to be photographed at GSNC programs. Save your changes if you make any. Every renewal year, please remember to check and edit all your profiles in your household when you renew and save your changes.

NON-NASSAU COUNTY GIRL SCOUTS Occasionally non-Nassau County Girl Scouts can attend programs. Please read each individual program listing to determine if non-Nassau County Girl Scouts are permitted to attend the program and if there is an additional fee required for them to attend. Non-Nassau County Girl Scouts include Girl Scouts from other councils outside of Nassau County, non-registered Girl Scouts, or siblings and friends known as Tag-Alongs.

TROOP-LED PROGRAMS Would you like to coordinate programs specifically for your group? GSNC staff have worked with program partners to offer you a menu of program options with set topics and prices. Instructions for troop leaders and caregivers to organize their own programs with GSNC program partners: • Review the menu of program options in this guide to see what topics match the interests of your group. • Reach out to the program partner directly with the contact information provided in the program description. • Work with the program partner to pick a day for your group to have their own program. Some program partners do not have their own venue, and in those cases, the program cannot take place at private residential homes, indoor or outdoor. • Submit the Local Day Trip Request Application to GSNC Customer Care. This form must be approved by GSNC for the program to take place. • Market the program to your group and manage registrations. • Fulfill ratio and Safety Activity Checkpoints requirements by ensuring at least two approved Girl Scout adult members accompany Girl Scouts attending as a group. • Oversee drop-off and pickup at the program.

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INFORMATION

Cookie Credits Earned by individual girls who sell 300 or more boxes of cookies. Individuals must select Program Credits under Choose Payment Options on the registration page in myGS. In cases of insufficient Cookie Credits, staff will contact you for the remaining balance.

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Girl Scout Daisies

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To register for any of our council programs, go to gsnc.org/programs.

Council-Led Programs The Best “Course” of Action! There is no problem you cannot solve and no obstacle you cannot overcome! Work together to complete a timed obstacle course by solving puzzles and completing strength-building exercises. Learn how to train together as an unstoppable team! No equipment required and modifications provided for all fitness levels. Wednesday, October 12, 2022

7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Obstacle Course Patch To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

Figuring Out Our Feelings Do you know how to tell when you’re feeling happy, sad, scared, or excited? It seems like an easy question, but being able to identify your feelings is a key part to dealing with them in a healthy way. Identify feelings and learn the importance of acknowledging all of your feelings­—even the difficult ones. This program is for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies, and is led by the Long Island Crisis Center. Thursday, October 13, 2022

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Merrick Golf Clubhouse 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, NY 11566 $5 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Daisy Respect Myself and Others Petal To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Receive a patch and key chain.

The following programs offer flexible scheduling. Pick a day that works best for your troop!

Troop-Led Programs Beginner Ballerina Blast! American Barre Technique Plié your way to a healthy lifestyle! Learn basic ballet moves with a certified American Barre Technique instructor. Use the moves to enjoy a choreographed playlist. Then, create a dance routine to the song of your troop’s choice! Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Ballet Fun Patch To schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Coding Basics at SMLI Computers follow sequences called algorithms. Learn what they are and then create one yourself and test it out with our robots. Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Daisy Coding Basics Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts

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GIRL SCOUT DAISIES

The following programs have been organized by GSNC staff and are offered on a specific date.

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Eco Learner at Crossroads Farm

Marine Discover Cruise

Learn how to protect nature at Crossroads Farm, a working registered NOFA certified, organic nonprofit farm. Take a tour of the farm and learn about the different animal habitats, plants, and vegetables we have and how to protect them. Practice being an Eco Learner by doing a seasonal farm activity. Finish your visit by creating a “trash tale” of what happens when we litter. Act it out using our puppets and puppet theatre.

Sail aboard our National Historic Landmark Christeen, an 1883 Gaff-rigged Oyster Sloop, and sail through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. Learn about some of the local history, ecology, and marine animals that call this area home. Great opportunity for bridging ceremonies and end-of-year programs.

Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for a 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Eco Learner Badge To schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

Make the World a Better Place Petal at Crossroads Farm Learn how we make the world a better place here at Crossroads Farm. Your visit will include a walk around the farm with Rose as our guide. Use our puppet theater to build a skit around making the world a better place using farm themes such as composting, seed saving, and bees as guides. Seasonal farm activities will round out your experience at the farm. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays

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Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for a 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Make the World a Better Place Petal To schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

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Through October 31st, 9 am-5 pm every day, weather dependent The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Cost $525 for 2-hour sail ($200 each additional hour) No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: History Fun Patch For more nformation or to schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Parents or guardians welcome.

Mini Dress Form Design Feel like a fashion designer for a day! Using a mini plastic dress form plus trims and fabrics, design and decorate a mini dress form that you can take home with you. Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Alongs Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Model Car Badge at SMLI Time to build! Build your own car then test it out on different surfaces. Find out if the type of surface really impacts how well your car handles! Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Daisy Model Car Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: smli.org/girl-scouts


Our Native American Friends

Sea Shells & Sea Creatures

Learn about early Native American way of life including food, clothing, shelter, and tools through selected museum exhibits. Explore our hands-on interactive “woodland village.” Go in a real dugout canoe, plant seeds in a pretend garden, and place bark shingles on a wigwam.

Identify shells found based on size, shape, color, and texture. Make the connection between non-living shells and living animals through a touch tank filled with local marine animals.

Email for available dates and times

Programs may be scheduled between 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, $4 per adult Tag-Alongs welcome 5-person minimum, 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Daisy Using Resources Wisely Petal For more information or to schedule a program: Email vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $10 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $150 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Daisy Responsible for What I Say and Do Petal To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Outdoor Art Maker Badge at Crossroads Farm

Sew a Decorative Pillow

See the colors and hear the sounds of nature while on a walk through Crossroads Farm. While on your walk, learn how we protect nature. Collect flowers, leaves, and other natural materials to use in creating your Leave No Trace picture, or you can choose to perform a Leave No Trace puppet show using our puppet theater and puppets that were created as a Silver Award project. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for a 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Outdoor Art Maker Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

Say it Loud and Say it Proud Have you ever wanted something but were too afraid to ask? Did someone ever take your turn without permission? When did you sit when you wanted to dance? Was there a time when you wanted to sing, but you only mouthed the words? In this class, we practice using our voice! We learn when it is okay to say “no”! We sing! We dance! And best of all…we Power Pose! Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm

Learn how to cut, iron, decorate, pin and sew (on sewing machines) a decorative pillow! Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

The Best “Course” of Action! There is no problem you cannot solve and no obstacle you cannot overcome! Perform body weight exercises to gain strength, sharpen your mind by solving puzzles, and work together to complete a timed obstacle course. Learn how to train together as an unstoppable team! No equipment required and modifications provided for all fitness levels. Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Daisy Respect Myself and Others Petal For more information or to schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout & Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Daisy Respect Myself and Others Petal For more information or to schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

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Use Resources Wisely Petal at Crossroads Farm Learn how we use resources wisely here at Crossroads Farm, a working registered NOFA certified, organic nonprofit farm run by Nassau land Trust, Inc. Your visit will include a walk around the farm with Clover as our guide. Witness the resourcefulness of our resident bees and learn the importance of composting to the farm. Round out your visit by practicing being resourceful with a seasonal farm project. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for a 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Use Resources Wisely Petal For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

Wayfinding and Navigation Before iPhones, people developed multiple ways of finding their way on land and at sea. Step into the world of one fictional navigator who is searching for a treasure in the dunes on Jones Beach. Learn the basics of navigation on land, including how to use a compass and map and how to read a sundial, then work with a team to find a hidden treasure on Jones Beach! Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Daisy Compass Skill Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

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Spark new friendships, celebrate epic achievements, and explore with your Girl Scout besties from around the country. Be among the first to register for Phenom by Girl Scouts, the largest in-person gathering of Girl Scouts in the world, happening next summer at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Secure your spot today! Early bird registration for 2023 Girl Scout Convention with discounted pricing (savings start at $50 per person) available through October 31.

For more infomation or to register, click this link or scan the QR code! bit.ly/2023-gs-convention Fall/Winter 2022-2023 | Girl Scouts of Nassau County 1 Possibilities

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“In Your Heart Lives A Rainbow” An exciting, uplifting interactive show for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies! Karen Seader, The Lady of the Rainbow, creates an enchanting, multi-cultural experience that encourages kindness, respect, sharing, appreciation, and being the best you can be. Using original songs and stories, Karen engages the girls with colorful props, movement, dance, musical instruments and dazzling lights. PROGRAM LINKS: Girl Scout Daisies can earn: Any of the petals you choose; Daisy Flower Garden and 3 Cheers for Animals Journeys. Girl Scout Brownies can earn: Hear a Story Journey badge from A World of Girls, Loving Water badge from Wow! Wonders of Water, My Best Self, Making Friends, and Dancer Skill Building badges, from The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for Brownies.

Create a special scent that is unique, like you!! Parties are 1 Hour Long & Are All Inclusive

$25 per girl

Advance Notice & Deposit Required

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CALL TO SCHEDULE Will come to your troop meeting $12.00 per participant Minimum 10 For more information contact: Karen Seader Call: 516.483.1899 Email: karen@InYourHeartLivesaRainbow.com Visit: InYourHeartLivesaRainbow.com

The Girl Scouts® will first design and decorate their jars & bags with non-toxic paint pens. Then, each Scout® will receive a pampering, spa-like ScrubzBody hand massage, which is when they’ll learn all the great benefits of simple, natural skin care, in a fun and age-appropriate way. Then they will mix up 9oz. of their own special scent of ScrubzBody Sugar Scrub to take home. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

Karen Seader has been a children’s entertainer for more than 20 years. She has worked with as many as 50,000 children in over 3,000 shows performed at schools, libraries, camps, organizations, parties, and community events.

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245 Main Street, Farmingdale 516 827• 0800 ScrubzBody.com greatskin@scrubzbody.com scrubzparties This Activity Has Program Ties To: Girl Scout Brownie “Wonders Of Water” Journey and Components of The Girl Scout Junior “Staying Fit” Badge Girl Scout Spa Day Fun Patch For All Levels


Girl Scout Brownies We’d love to see what you are doing. Share your experiences with your sister Girl Scouts by sending pictures and a short description with your full name and troop number or Juliette status to GSNC at marketing@gsnc.org.

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To register for any of our council programs, go to gsnc.org/programs.

The following programs have been organized by GSNC staff and are offered on a specific date.

Council-Led Programs The Best “Course” of Action! There is no problem you cannot solve and no obstacle you cannot overcome! Work together to complete a timed obstacle course by solving puzzles and completing strength building exercises. Learn how to train together as an unstoppable team! No equipment required and modifications provided for all fitness levels. Wednesday, October 12, 2022

7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Satisfies several of the requirements for Brownie My Best Self Badge To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

Figuring Out Our Feelings Do you know how to tell when you’re feeling happy, sad, scared, or excited? It seems like an easy question, but being able to identify your feelings is a key part to dealing with them in a healthy way. Identify feelings and learn the importance of acknowledging all of your feelings­—even the difficult ones. This program is for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies, and is led by the Long Island Crisis Center.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Merrick Golf Clubhouse 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, NY 11566 $5 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Brownie My Best Self Badge To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Receive a patch and key chain.

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Defying Gravity on Rocket Day Learn the basic mechanics of rocket building. Brownies will join in the fun as they build their own water bottle rockets that can reach 50-100 feet in the air! Saturday, October 22, 2022

9:30 am-11:30 am

Cradle of Aviation Museum Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $20 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Rocket Day Fun Patch, satisfies some of the requirements for Home Scientist Badge Questions: Email Ines Jijon at ijijon@cradleofaviation.org or call 516-572-4034 To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Leaders, additional adults and tag-alongs will be charged the admission fee to explore the museum as they are not permitted in the program. Closed toe shoes required. Rain date October 29, 2022. This is a drop-off program.

The following programs offer flexible scheduling. Pick a day that works best for your troop!

Troop-Led Programs Beginner Ballerina Blast! American Barre Technique Plié your way to a healthy lifestyle! Learn basic ballet moves with a certified American Barre Technique instructor. Use the moves to enjoy a choreographed playlist. Then, create a dance routine to the song of your troop’s choice! Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Ballet Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com


Brownie Outdoor Adventurer Take an energizing hike through the woods to observe birds, trees, and animals. As you do, learn all kinds of interesting facts about them and how they live together! Learn how to blow a grass whistle and tie knots. Amazing adventures await you in the great outdoors! Saturdays

Email or call for available dates and times

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, $4 per adult Tag-Alongs welcome 5-person minimum, 75-person maximum Learn and Earn: Brownie Outdoor Adventurer Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov

Brownie Pottery Learn ancient pottery-making methods used by early Native Americans. See prehistoric pottery sherds and discover the natural clay deposits found on our preserve. Each participant will make and take home their own clay vessel! Saturdays

Email for available dates and times

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 5-person minimum, 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Brownie Potter Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov

Bugs Badge at Crossroads Farm Learn all about bugs at Crossroads Farm, a working registered NOFA certified, organic nonprofit farm run by Nassau Land Trust, Inc. Find out from a bug expert why insects are important to our world and what role they play. See what butterflies and bees are like and how we can care for them. Round out your visit by making a bug hotel using natural materials that you'll leave here at the farm. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays

Chromatography Sleuth: Who wrote the ransom note? Get a clue! Solve a mystery using the technique of paper chromatography. Learn about the properties of water, chromatography, and capillary action! Put what you’ve learned to the test by completing components of the Wonders of Water Journey! 9 am-5 pm every day The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Cost $10 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $150 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Mystery Fun Patch, satisfies parts of the Wonders of Water Journey To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Eco Friend Badge at Crossroads Farm Spend time exploring the outdoors while learning how to protect the environment within a certified, organic nonprofit farm. Hike the farm and use your observation skills as you learn how to protect nature, the birds, and bugs. Practice being kind to nature and each other during your hike. Round out the tour with a seasonal farm chore. Together build and safely put out a campfire. Troops are welcome to bring supplies for s'mores. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Eco Friend Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Participants must bring and wear a bandanna for the fire building activity. Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

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Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for a 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Bugs Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

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Energy Explorers

Marine Discover Cruise

Energy is everywhere! Explore the landscape around the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and look for evidence of energy in action. Learn what kinds of energy you can see and those you cannot, and then use scientific instruments to measure different types of energy. Finally, join educators on a tour of our net-zero building and discover how some of the energy you witnessed outside the Center is used to power the spaces within.

Sail aboard our National Historic Landmark Christeen, an 1883 Gaff-rigged Oyster Sloop, and sail through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. Learn about some of the local history, ecology, and marine animals that call this area home. Great opportunity for bridging ceremonies and end-of-year programs.

Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Energy Saver Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

Fashion Design Sketching Learn techniques for drawing a fashion figure and create a fashion sketch on a canvas that you can take home to display your fashion design ability and creativity. Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $25 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 28-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Jewelry Design Learn about jewelry from around the world and their origins. Create several pieces to take home including earrings, bracelets, and necklaces! Weekday evenings and weekends

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The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $40 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Jewelry Making Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

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Through October 31st, 9 am-5 pm every day, weather dependent The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Cost $525 for 2-hour sail ($200 each additional hour) No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: History Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Parents or guardians welcome.

Meet a Health Helper! Sometimes we need a “Guide on the Side.” Work with a NASM certified personal trainer and decide the best way to exercise, eat, and achieve life balance. Learn how to read food labels as well as calculate how much activity and calories a human will need to stay healthy. Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for My Best Self Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Mini Dress Form Design Feel like a fashion designer for a day! Using a mini plastic dress form plus trims and fabrics, design and decorate a mini dress form that you can take home with you. Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com


My Best Self Badge

Outdoor Adventurer at Crossroads Farm

Learn more about what makes you feel happy and in whose company you feel good. Identify healthy habits that impact everyday life and become more self-aware of things that don't work for you. Do all of this and more as you dance to popular music, converse, practice deep relaxation, and share compliments.

Spend time exploring the outdoors at Crossroads Farm, a working registered NOFA certified organic nonprofit farm. Play outdoor games and complete in friendly challenges before going on a hike around the farm to look for plants to use in your scent diary. Care for the outdoors by helping the farm with a seasonal activity. Customize your badge by working with farm staff to choose appropriate games and/or camp skills activities during your visit.

$16.50 per registered Girl Scout (includes Femcho Patch) or Tag-Along, leaders free in their supervisory capacity Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 50-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies several requirements for Brownie My Best Self Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Patch Try It! activity To schedule a program: Contact Tina at 516-987-3700 or email tina@femcho.com Important: Athletic attire and bottled water required. Virtual option available upon request.

Oceanography Ocean water covers about 3/4 of our planet. How does it circulate? How does it affect our weather? What kind of life does a North Shore Long Island Sound estuary support? Learn the answers to these questions through hands-on experimentation. 9:00 am-5:00 pm every day The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $180 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: GSNC Council Oceanography Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Our Native American Friends Learn about early Native American way of life including food, clothing, shelter, and tools through selected museum exhibits. Explore our hands-on interactive “woodland village.” Go in a real dugout canoe, plant seeds in a pretend garden, and place bark shingles on a wigwam. Saturdays

Email for available dates and times

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542 $15 per registered Girl Scout & Tag-Along, $4 per adult Tag-Alongs welcome 5-person minimum, 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Brownie Celebrating Community Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov

Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for a 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Outdoor Adventurer Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

Painting Badge Follow your sense of adventure and explore the wonderful world of art. Work together, as budding Brownie artists, to create a “portable” mural inspired by both the beauty of nature of our preserve and your imagination! Saturdays 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Email for available dates and times

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, $4 per adult Tag-Alongs welcome 5-person minimum, 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Brownie Painting Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov

Painting Badge at Crossroads Farm Express yourself through art at Crossroads Farm. Talk to a painter/art teacher and learn about her work. Discuss how she uses colors and shapes to paint a mood and then practice these techniques. Walk the farm and collect natural materials like plants, flowers, and leaves to create and paint a still life. Use your farm trip as inspiration to paint a mural that tells the story of your visit at your next troop meeting. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for a 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies most requirements towards Painting Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

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Race Car Badge at SMLI

Shapes in Nature Badge at SMLI

How fast can your car go? How can you make it go faster? Does the racetrack help? Learn it all in this racing-themed badge!

Shapes are everywhere in nature. Explore your preserve to look for them and create art based on what you find!

Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Brownie Race Car Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts

Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Brownie Shapes in Nature Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts

Say it Loud and Say it Proud

Space Science Adventurer

Have you ever wanted something but were too afraid to ask? Did someone ever take your turn without permission? When did you sit when you wanted to dance? Was there a time when you wanted to sing, but you only mouthed the words? In this class, we practice using our voice! We learn when it is okay to say no! We sing! We dance! And best of all…we Power Pose!

The stars look beautiful, don't they? Learn about them, planets, and our closest celestial neighbor, the moon, in this star-filled badge.

Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies several requirements for Brownie My Best Self Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Sew a Decorative Pillow Learn how to cut, iron, decorate, pin and sew (on sewing machines) a decorative pillow! Weekday evenings and weekends

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Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm

The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

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Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Brownie Space Science Adventurer Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts

The Best “Course” of Action! There is no problem you cannot solve and no obstacle you cannot overcome! Perform body weight exercises to gain strength, sharpen your mind by solving puzzles, and work together to complete a timed obstacle course. Learn how to train together as an unstoppable team! No equipment required and modifications provided for all fitness levels. Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies several requirements for Brownie My Best Self Badge Questions: Email Fabiana Cellini at Senseifab@myfitandfearless.com To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs


The Fun and Function of Camouflage

Wayfinding and Navigation

Explore different examples of camouflage and participate in a touch tank session showcasing our local marine creatures. Find hidden fish in one of our favorite interactive hide-and-seek games. Leave knowing all about biomimicry!

Before iPhones, people developed multiple ways of finding their way on land and at sea. Step into the world of one fictional navigator who is searching for a treasure in the dunes on Jones Beach. Learn the basics of navigation on land, including how to use a compass and map and how to read a sundial, then work with a team to find a hidden treasure on Jones Beach!

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Programs may be scheduled between 9:00 am-5:00 pm

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $10 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $150 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Marine Life Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Tools and Artifacts Discover how Native Americans made and used tools, such as stone-working and woodworking tools, as a means of adapting their environment to meet their life needs. Participants will be able to handle authentic tools and other artifacts and use replicated tools such as mortars and pestles to grind corn, fire bow for making fire, and pump drill for drilling holes in stone. Saturdays

Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies Learn a New Camping Skill for Cabin Camper Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov Important: Participants must bring and wear a bandanna for the fire building activity. Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed

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Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 5-person minimum, 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Brownie Inventor Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov

Water Everywhere

Every day

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Learn about the water cycle, conservation, the effects of pollution, and weather. Observe the process of condensation first-hand, detect the differences between salt water and fresh water, and learn about the adverse effects pollution has on the aquatic environment. Model the integrity and responsibility as you participate in a beach clean-up. Programs may be scheduled between 9:00 am-5:00 pm

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $180 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Wonders of Water Journey, Save Water Award, WOW! Award To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

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Come see the New York Jets take on the New England Patriots!

LOWER ENDZONE tickets at $129.48 MEZZANINE ENDZONE tickets at $114.45 UPPER ENDZONE tickets at $67.05

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, visit jetsgroups.com/girlscouts

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Now you’re talking!

OLC

The online community by and for you Be in the know. Share what you know. Join GSNC’s online community. Volunteers and parents have access to special opportunities, GSNC news, and exclusive discounts that become available daily! And that’s not all—members can communicate and support each other by sharing tips and best practices. You can even follow groups of interest to you, post content, ask questions, and receive group updates. Here’s how to join: Volunteers and parents/guardians of registered Girl Scouts will receive an invitation to the GSNC Online Community via email. It is simple to join, just follow the link in the email! To access the site, visit member.gsnc.org. Need help? Email customercare@gsnc.org. Don’t miss out on anything that happens between issues of Possibilities. Join the OLC to share tips and ideas; to give and get advice from other members. Get news and updates that are important to you in a timely manner. Find discounts and exclusive opportunities.

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Girl Scout Juniors 1 We’d love to see what you are doing. Share your experiences with your sister Girl Scouts by sending pictures and a short description with your full name and troop number or Juliette status to GSNC at marketing@gsnc.org.

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To register for any of our council programs, go to gsnc.org/programs.

Council-Led Programs Figuring Out Our Feelings Examine the difference between how we express positive and negative emotions. Gain Strategies to deal with our emotions in a healthy, positive way. This program is led by the Long Island Crisis Center. Thursday, October 20, 2022

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Merrick Golf Clubhouse 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, NY 11566 $5 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Satisfies part of Agent of Change Journey Power of Team Journey Award To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

Defying Gravity on Rocket Day Learn the basic mechanics of rocket building. Juniors and Cadettes will build solid-fuel rockets using Estes rocket kits. When launched during the program, your rocket could soar up to 300 feet in the sky! Saturday, October 22, 2022

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Cradle of Aviation Museum Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $28 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Rocket Day Fun Patch Questions: Email Ines Jijon at ijijon@cradleofaviation.org To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

GSNC and Hofstra’s 7th Annual STEM Conference, Imagine your Possibilities “Imagine your Possibilities” working in the STEM field! First, get inspired by our keynote speaker, then attend two one-hour long hands-on workshops of your choice led by women working in the STEM field. Hear how they got to where they are now and the steps it took to get there. Saturday, November 5, 2022

9:00 am-1:15 pm

Hofstra University-Berliner Hall Hofstra University-Berliner Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549 $30 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Junior STEM Career Exploration Badge To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Enrollment is limited. Open to all Girl Scouts in fifth through eighth grade.

Conversations with Cadettes Join us to meet Cadettes, get middle school advice, and learn how being a Cadette leads to more confidence, leadership skills, and friendships. End the day with a yoga class, an awesome patch and a complimentary mat you can take home! Rising Cadette leaders, parents, or caregivers: Participate in interactive discussions with Cadette leaders and parents about middle school. Learn how involvement in Girl Scouts results in more empowered girls and a more successful middle school experience! Sunday, November 20, 2022

9:30 am-1:00 pm

Merrick Golf Clubhouse 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, NY 11566 $7 per registered Girl Scout or adult No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Cadette Fun Patch, satisfies requirement for Look Ahead Bridging To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

Campus Life and Girl Scout Skills: Learn What It's Like to Be a College Student Meet Girl Scout alum college students to learn how they use their Girl Scouts skills to lead on campus. Panelists will discuss why being a Girl Scout helped them feel confident as changemakers and leaders after high school and beyond. The alums will also share what it is like to be a college student! Thursday, January 12, 2023

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The following programs have been organized by GSNC staff and are offered on a specific date.

Virtual $7 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: College Fun Patch To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

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The following programs offer flexible scheduling. Pick a day that works best for your troop!

Troop-Led Programs Balloon Car Badge at SMLI The topic of this badge is about potential versus kinetic energy. Let's get started with designing and building a balloon-powered car! Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Balloon Car Design Challenge Badge For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org

Barre-ty Party! Enjoy a Barre Workout with Your Troop’s Playlist Your songs, your workout. Let a certified American Barre Technique (ABT) instructor take your playlist and create a low impact, high energy workout that you can incorporate into your team trainings and achieve your fitness goals. Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm

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Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Junior Staying Fit Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email Fabiana Cellini at senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Beneath Your Feet: Exploring Groundwater at Hempstead Plains Preserve Every drop of water we use on Long Island comes from the aquifers under our feet, yet most people are unaware of this fascinating system. Take a walk into the Plains to conduct porosity activities, then return to the Center for experiments with porosity tubes, and finish with a groundwater model demonstration. September and October Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

Birder's Paradise Jones Beach State Park is home to over 300 species of birds annually! Being along the Atlantic Migratory flyway, Jones Beach makes for a birder’s paradise. Come to JBENC to learn how to use binoculars and identify birds in-the-field! Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Junior Animal Habitats Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

Digging In: Exploring Soils of Long Island’s Only Prairie at Hempstead Plains Preserve We all depend upon healthy soils for our food. In this handson program, explore the soils of the Hempstead Plains Prairie by “digging in” with sifters and augers, conducting porosity experiments and visiting a soil observation pit. Discuss the connection between soils and plants of the Plains September and October, during school hours Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

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Eco Trekker Badge Program at Hempstead Plains Preserve Visit a local conservancy group, learn about invasive plants, explore species in our area that are native and need protecting, and make a video of your eco trek. Participate in our stewardship mission by removing invasive plants and planting native species. September and October, weekdays during school hours Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Eco Trekker Fun Patch, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

Energy Explorers Energy is everywhere! Explore the landscape around the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and look for evidence of energy in action. Learn what kinds of energy you can see and those you cannot, and then use scientific instruments to measure different types of energy. Finally, join educators on a tour of our net-zero building and discover how some of the energy you witnessed outside the Center is used to power the spaces within. Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for the Get Moving Journey For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

Finding Your Way Learn to read a map and chart, use a compass and find your way! Create your own map and use your new orienteering skills to find a buried treasure! 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $180 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies Learn a Camping Skill step for Camper Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Gardener Badge at SMLI Visit SMLI's garden to learn how to pick the correct plants for your garden and plant your own seeds. Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Gardener Badge For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org

Fashion Design Sketching

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Learn techniques for drawing a fashion figure and create a fashion sketch on a canvas that you can take home to display your fashion design ability and creativity. Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $25 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 28-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

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Jeweler Badge

Mini Dress Form Design

Learn the fine art of jewelry-making from the past to the present! Investigate different types of materials and techniques as you create a one-of-a-kind jewelry item that's as unique as you are! All materials provided.

Feel like a fashion designer for a day! Using a mini plastic dress form plus trims and fabrics, design and decorate a mini dress form that you can take home with you.

Saturdays

Email for available dates and times

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542 $20 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, $4 per adult Tag-Alongs welcome 5-person minimum, 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Jeweler Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov

Jewelry Design Learn about jewelry from around the world and their origins. Create several pieces to take home including earrings, bracelets, and necklaces! Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $40 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Jeweler Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Marine Discover Cruise Sail aboard our National Historic Landmark Christeen, an 1883 Gaff-rigged Oyster Sloop, and sail through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. Learn about some of the local history, ecology, and marine animals that call this area home. Great opportunity for bridging ceremonies and end-of-year programs. Through October 31st, 9 am-5 pm every day, weather dependent

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The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Cost $525 for 2-hour sail ($200 each additional hour) No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: History Fun Patch For more nformation or to schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Parents or guardians welcome.

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Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Jeweler Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Outdoor Art Explorer at Crossroads Farm Experience art in the outdoors with one of our resident artists at Crossroads Farm. Talk with our artist and learn how she uses nature in her own works before going on a walking tour of the farm to find your own inspiration. While on our walk, listen to the sounds and feel the different textures of the world around you. Create your own work of art using found objects in nature and art materials. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Outdoor Art Explorer Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Cameras are optional for a photographer’s view of the farm. Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

Quadrat Sampling on the Bay Learn about quadrats, a classic tool used by scientists to study ecology. Count and record the number and type of each living item found in our model quadrats. Use a species key to identify organisms and piece together your findings. 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $10 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free, $150 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Marine Life Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.


Ready-to-Use Self Defense Class

Sew a Decorative Pillow

Learn how to make the most out of your built-in defenses from a certified instructor with years of experience working with children and young adults. Begin by learning how to shock an assailant, progress through strategic defense movements against punches, wrist grabs, grabs from behind, chokes, and hair pulls. Leave with “everyday use” skills for escaping without harm.

Learn how to cut, iron, decorate, pin, and sew (on sewing machines) a decorative pillow!

Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $15.50 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Self Defense Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Sew an Apron Learn how to cut patterns, pin, iron, decorate, and sew (on sewing machines) an apron that you can take home! Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Sew a Skirt Learn how to cut patterns, pin, iron, and sew (on sewing machines) a skirt in the fabric/print of your choice! Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Shapes in Nature Badge at SMLI Shapes are everywhere in nature. Explore our preserve to look for them and create art based on what you find! Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Shapes in Nature Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts

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Shark Science

Taking Action to Stop Marine Pollution

Sharks are not the man-eating monsters that media often portray them to be. Come learn about the vital role of sharks in marine ecosystems, their diverse species, how scientists collect samples from them, and why it’s important to study and conserve these fascinating creatures. Learn what makes a shark a shark, how scientists collect data from sharks, and conduct a mock scientific investigation. Finally, work in teams to develop an advocacy campaign for sharks.

Explore marine pollution, learn what microplastics are, and why they are such a problem. Mimic animals affected by microplastics through a feeding experiment. Discuss technological innovations and solutions for dealing with microplastic pollution.

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Shark Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $10 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $150 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Agent of Change Journey, The Power of One Award For more information or to schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Small Craft Sailing

Tools and Artifacts

Learn to rig up and set sail on board a 19-23’ sailboat with an instructor. Developing safe-boating habits, learn safety procedures, handle the sails, steer the boat and basic navigation.

Discover how Native Americans made and used tools, such as stone-working and woodworking tools, as a means of adapting their environment to meet their life needs. Participants will be able to handle authentic tools and other artifacts and use replicated tools such as mortars and pestles to grind corn, fire bow for making fire, and pump drill for drilling holes in stone.

Please inquire for available dates and times

9 am-5 pm every day

Please call for availability

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $175 per boat for up to 15 Girl Scouts, leaders free, $350 minimum fee for up to 8 Girl Scouts No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Satisfies several requirements for Junior Practice with Purpose Badge For more information or to schedule a program: call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Life jackets provided.

Space Science Investigator Badge at SMLI Circle the sun—through the solar system and to the stars—in this celestial badge program!

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9:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Space Science Investigator Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts

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Saturdays

Email for available dates and times

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 5-person minimum, 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Junior Playing the Past Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov


For Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes

GSNC and Hofstra’s 7th Annual STEM Conference

Imagine your Possibilities Imagine your Possibilities working in the STEM field! First, get inspired by our keynote speaker; then, attend two one-hour, hands-on workshops of your choice led by women working in the STEM field. Learn how they got to where they are now and what steps it took to get there.

Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:00 am–1:15 pm Hofstra University Chemistry and Physics Building, Hempstead, NY 11549 $30 per registered Girl Scout | Enrollment is limited to 100 girls To register: Visit gsnc.org | Questions: customercare@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550

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Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Programs Programs: Pre-K-3rd Grade 4th-7th Grade 5th-8th Grade 7th-12th Grade 7th-12th Grade 9th-12th Grade 9th-12th Grade Parents/Adults

You're In Charge When Should You Tell Cyber Safety Safe Dates "Don't Cross the Line" Respecting Personal Boundaries Teen Sexting Prevention Staying Safe Apple of My Eye

PATCHES AVAILABLE!

We Teach Girls Skills to Help Prevent

Our age appropriate prevention programs are

Sexual Abuse!

specifically designed to teach children invaluable safety skills in ways that are fun, interactive, and non-threatening! The Crime Victims Center dba Parents for Megan's Law is a New York State

CALL TO SCHEDULE A PROGRAM OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and the provision of support services for all

(631) 689-2672

victims of violent crime.

www.CrimeVictimsCenter.org

Old Westbury Gardens

HISTORY IN BLOOM Scouts earn over 20 badges in 230 acres of fall Gardens and woodlands.

$100 program minimum to book $10 per Girl Scout/ $8 per non-leader 2 troop leaders admitted free of charge Find out more at www.oldwestburygardens.org

Contact Lisa Reichenberger, Dir. of Education at 516.333.0048, ext. 338 or lreichenberger@oldwestburygardens.org

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Girl Scout Cadettes We’d love to see what you are doing. Share your experiences with your sister Girl Scouts by sending pictures and a short description with your full name and troop number or Juliette status to GSNC at

marketing@gsnc.org.

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To register for any of our council programs, go to gsnc.org/programs.

The following programs have been organized by GSNC staff and are offered on a specific date.

Council-Led Programs Silver Award Training If you are planning to become a Silver Award Girl Scout, this training is for you. Learn the award guidelines, what a Take Action project is, and discover how you can make the world a better place. Adults are encouraged to attend. Thursday, October 20, 2022 or Thursday, January 12, 2023

7:00 pm-8:15 pm

Live Zoom Training $30 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

Defying Gravity on Rocket Day Learn the basic mechanics of rocket building. Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes will build solid-fuel rockets using Estes rocket kits. When launched during the program, your rocket could soar up to 300 feet in the sky! Saturday, October 22, 2022

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12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Cradle of Aviation Museum Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $28 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Rocket Day Fun Patch Questions: Email Ines Jijon at ijijon@cradleofaviation.org To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Leaders, additional adults and Tag-Alongs will be charged the admission fee to explore the museum as they are not permitted in the program. Closed-toe shoes required. Rain date October 29, 2022. This is a drop-off program.

GSNC and Hofstra’s 7th Annual STEM Conference, Imagine your Possibilities “Imagine your Possibilities” working in the STEM field! First, get inspired by our Keynote speaker, then attend two one-hour long hands-on workshops of your choice led by women working in the STEM field. Hear how they got to where they are now and the steps it took to get there. Saturday, November 5, 2022

9:00 am-1:15 pm

Hofstra University-Berliner Hall Hofstra University-Berliner Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549 $30 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Cadettte STEM Career Exploration Badge To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Enrollment is limited. Open to all Girl Scouts in fifth through eighth grades.

Rolling Into Confidence with the LI Roller Rebels One Tough Cookie, Cruisin’ Cadette, S’more Girl Power…what inspires you to create your own roller derby name? Roller derby is an up and coming sport that revolves around speed, bravery, and teamwork. Practice with the Roller Rebels, Long Island’s first all-female roller derby league, and learn basic roller skating skills. Create your own derby name and personalized jersey that best describes you by finding your confidence on and off the track. Saturday, November 19, 2022

10:00 am-12:00 pm

United Skates of America Roller Skating Center 1276 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783 $30 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Roller Derby Fun Patch To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

Conversations with Cadettes Join us to meet Cadettes, get middle school advice, and learn how being a Cadette leads to more confidence, leadership skills, and friendships. End the day with a yoga class, an awesome patch and a complimentary mat you can take home! Cadette leaders, parents, or caregivers: Participate in interactive discussions about middle school. Learn how involvement in Girl Scouts results in more empowered girls and a more successful middle school experience! Sunday, November 20, 2022

9:30 am-1:00 pm

Merrick Golf Clubhouse 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, NY 11566 $7 per registered Girl Scout or adult No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Cadette Fun Patch To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

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Campus Life and Girl Scout Skills: Learn What It's Like to Be a College Student Meet Girl Scout alum college students to learn how they use their Girl Scouts skills to lead on campus. Panelists will discuss why being a Girl Scout helped them feel confident as changemakers and leaders after high school and beyond. The alums will also share what it is like to be a college student! Thursday, January 12, 2023

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Virtual $7 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: College Fun Patch To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

The following programs offer flexible scheduling. Pick a day that works best for your troop!

Troop-Led Programs Barre-ty Party! Enjoy a barre workout with your troop’s playlist

Your songs, your workout. Let a certified American Barre Technique (ABT) instructor take your playlist and create a low impact, high energy workout that you can incorporate into your team trainings and achieve your fitness goals.

Beneath Your Feet: Exploring Groundwater at Hempstead Plains Preserve Every drop of water we use on Long Island comes from the aquifers under our feet, yet most people are unaware of this fascinating system. Take a walk into the Plains to conduct porosity activities, then return to the Center for experiments with porosity tubes, and finish with a groundwater model demonstration. September and October Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Cadette Eco Trekker Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

Birder's Paradise Jones Beach State Park is home to over 300 species of birds annually! Being along the Atlantic Migratory flyway, Jones Beach makes for a birder’s paradise. Come to JBENC to learn how to use binoculars and identify birds in-the-field! Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Cadette Animal Helpers Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm

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Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Cadette Fitness Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email Fabiana Cellini at senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

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Digging In: Exploring Soils of Long Island’s Only Prairie at Hempstead Plains Preserve We all depend upon healthy soils for our food. In this handson program, explore the soils of the Hempstead Plains Prairie by “digging in” with sifters and augers, conducting porosity experiments, and visiting a soil observation pit. Discuss the connection between soils and plants of the Plains September and October, during school hours Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Cadette Eco Trekker Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

Eco Trekker Badge Program at Hempstead Plains Preserve Visit a local conservancy group, learn about invasive plants, explore species in our area that are native and need protecting and make a video of your eco trek. Participate in our stewardship mission by removing invasive plants and planting native species. September and October, weekdays during school hours Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Cadette Eco Trekker Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

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Energy Explorers Energy is everywhere! Explore the landscape around the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and look for evidence of energy in action. Learn what kinds of energy you can see and those you cannot, and then use scientific instruments to measure different types of energy. Finally, join educators on a tour of our net-zero building and discover how some of the energy you witnessed outside the Center is used to power the spaces within. Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Energy Saver Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

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Fashion Design Sketching Learn techniques for drawing a fashion figure and create a fashion sketch on a canvas that you can take home to display your fashion design ability and creativity. Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $25 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 28-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Marine Discover Cruise Sail aboard our National Historic Landmark Christeen, an 1883 Gaff-rigged Oyster Sloop, and sail through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. Learn about some of the local history, ecology, and marine animals that call this area home. Great opportunity for bridging ceremonies and end-of-year programs. Through October 31st, 9 am-5 pm every day, weather dependent The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Cost $525 for 2-hour sail ($200 each additional hour) No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: History Fun Patch For more nformation or to schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Parents or guardians welcome.

Mini Dress Form Design Feel like a fashion designer for a day! Using a mini plastic dress form plus trims and fabrics, design and decorate a mini dress form that you can take home with you. Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com


Night Owl Badge at Crossroads Farm

Paddle, Pole and Roll

Take the chance to explore the world after dark at Crossroads Farm. Use all five senses as you explore the fields using a flashlight and the light of the moon. Examine the night sky while on your walk and see how many star patterns you can find. Wrap up the evening by reciting poetry and sharing a nighttime legend as you sit around a campfire. Leaders are welcome to bring ingredients for s’mores.

Learn how to use stand up paddle boards (SUP) or kayaks in Oyster Bay. Use single, double kayaks and SUPs to learn the parts of the boat, proper care, paddling strokes, and safety techniques.

Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hr program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Cadette Night Owl Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

Outdoor Art Apprentice Badge at Crossroads Farm Experience art in the outdoors at Crossroads Farm. While here, take a tour of the farm and lean about the plants, herbs, and flowers you will use for inspiration to make your own custom dye using natural powders. Tie dye fabrics to create your own personal masterpiece. Take photos during the process so you can create a photo journal of your experience. Use your time here to create a poem inspired by nature. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $25 per Girl Scout for a 2-hr program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Outdoor Art Apprentice Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Girl Scouts may bring a camera or phone to take pictures. Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

Please call for availability

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $45 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, 1 leader free, $175 minimum program fee for up to 5 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Cadette Paddling Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Life jackets will be provided.

Quadrat Sampling on the Bay Learn about quadrats, a classic tool used by scientists to study ecology. Count and record the number and type of each living item found in our model quadrats. Use a species key to identify organisms and piece together your findings. 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $10 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free, $150 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Marine Life Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

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Ready-to-Use Self Defense Class

Sew a Decorative Pillow

Learn how to make the most out of your built-in defenses from a certified instructor with years of experience working with children and young adults. Begin by learning how to shock an assailant, progress through strategic defense movements against punches, wrist grabs, grabs from behind, chokes and hair pulls. Leave with “everyday use” skills for escaping without harm.

Learn how to cut, iron, decorate, pin, and sew (on sewing machines) a decorative pillow!

Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $15.50 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Self Defense Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Remotely Operated Vehicle Design ROV underwater robots are used for exploring the ocean, underwater archaeological sites, and more. With a remote control, some propellers, and PVC piping, girls will create and test their own version! Learn the key to successful ROV neutral buoyancy! 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $20 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free, $250 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Cadette Designing Robots Badge To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Sew an Apron Learn how to cut patterns, pin, iron, decorate, and sew (on sewing machines) an apron that you can take home! Weekday evenings and weekends

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The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Alongs Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

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Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Sew a Skirt Learn how to cut patterns, pin, iron, and sew (on sewing machines) a skirt in the fabric/print of your choice! Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Shark Science Sharks are not the man-eating monsters that media often portray them to be. Come learn about the vital role of sharks in marine ecosystems, their diverse species, how scientists collect samples from them, and why it’s important to study and conserve these fascinating creatures. Learn what makes a shark a shark, how scientists collect data from sharks, and conduct a mock scientific investigation. Finally, work in teams to develop an advocacy campaign for sharks. Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Shark Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov


Smooth Sailing Learn safety procedures, how to read the weather, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies while afloat as you learn to sail aboard a 19-23’ keelboat! Working together, rig the boat, leave from and return to the mooring, steer the boat, trim the sails, and determine wind direction. Be sure to ask us how to incorporate a service project! 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Please call for availability

The Power of Wind: Wind Turbines and Generators What is the difference between a windmill and a wind turbine? Which blades are the best? Where can you put them? Why? Learn the answers to these questions and more by building and testing your own! 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $175 per boat of up to 4 registered Girl Scouts, leaders free, $350 minimum fee for up to 8 Girl Scouts No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Sailing Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Life jackets provided.

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $225 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies part of the Cadettes Breathe Journey To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Space Science Researcher Badge at SMLI

Trees Badge at Crossroads Farm

There's light you can't see when you look into space! Expand your vision and help conserve the night sky.

Dig into the amazing life of trees and what they do for our environment at Crossroads Farm, a working registered NOFA certified, organic nonprofit farm run by Nassau land Trust, Inc. Identify trees here at the farm, learn about their parts, and sketch the trees to start your own tree journal. Plant a tree during your visit and learn about what it takes to keep a tree thriving. Discuss the connection between people and trees.

Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Cadette Space Science Researcher Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scouts

Taking Action to Stop Marine Pollution Explore marine pollution, learn what microplastics are, and why they are such a problem. Mimic animals affected by microplastics through a feeding experiment. Discuss technological innovations and solutions for dealing with microplastic pollution.

Weekday afternoons and Saturdays Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $20 per Girl Scout for 90-minute program; $25 per Girl Scout for 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Cadette Tree Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $10 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $150 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: Marine Life Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Trees Badge at SMLI Get into the science behind trees. Then create a project starring trees before exploring how people are connected to them. Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm or weekends 10:00 am-4:30 pm Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030 $185 for up to 15 registered Girl Scouts, $13 per additional Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 25-person maximum Learn and Earn: Cadette Tree Badge To schedule a program: Email info@smli.org For more information: Visit smli.org/girl-scout

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To register for any of our council programs, go to gsnc.org/programs.

Council-Led Programs Gold Award Training Want to become a Gold Award Girl Scout or help guide your troop or daughter on the road to Gold? Attend this live Zoom training to learn the award guidelines, what it means to do a Take Action project, important deadlines, the approval process, and what your interview will be like. Harnessing your skills, trusting your instincts, embracing challenges—you’ve got this, Girl Scout. And you’re ready to be a Gold Award Girl Scout.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 or Thursday, January 26, 2023

7:00 pm-8:15 pm

Virtual $7 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Take Action Patch To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Mandatory read: Your Guide to Going Gold

The Feinstein Institute's Advancing Women in Science and Medicine Girl Scouts of Nassau County Summer Internship Award Did you know in partnership with Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Girl Scouts can apply for the 2023 AWSM/Girl Scouts Summer Internship Award? This recipient will receive a scholarship toward her education and gain hands-on summer research experience under the mentorship of an AWSM faculty member. Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) is composed of female scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. AWSM leads programs in a wide variety of research areas such as Behavioral Science, Bioelectronic Medicine, Cancer Research, Health System Science, and Molecular Medicine. Meet female graduate students, post-graduates, scientists, and physicians, to learn about careers in science and medicine. During this virtual presentation, you'll learn firsthand about the rewards and challenges of biomedical research that we don’t always hear about. Tuesday, November 8, 2022

5:30 pm-6:45 pm

Virtual Presentation and Info Session No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Senior STEM Career Exploration Badge Questions: Email customercare@gsnc.org or call 516.741.2550. To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Parents or guardians are welcome to attend the virtual presentation. Girls must be 16 years old by June 1, 2023 to apply to this summer internship. Chosen recipient must follow Northwell Health's health and safety policies and show proof of vaccination.

Campus Life and Girl Scout Skills: Learn What It's Like to Be a College Student Meet Girl Scout alum college students to learn how they use their Girl Scouts skills to lead on campus. Panelists will discuss why being a Girl Scout helped them feel confident as changemakers and leaders after high school and beyond. The alums will also share what it is like to be a college student! Thursday, January 12, 2023

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Virtual $7 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: College Fun Patch To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

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Troop-Led Programs Barre-ty Party! Enjoy a Barre Workout with Your Troop’s Playlist Your songs, your workout. Let a certified American Barre Technique instructor take your playlist and create a low impact, high energy workout that you can incorporate into your team trainings and achieve your fitness goals. Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Senior Cross Training Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email Fabiana Cellini at senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Beneath Your Feet: Exploring Groundwater at Hempstead Plains Preserve Every drop of water we use on Long Island comes from the aquifers under our feet, yet most people are unaware of this fascinating system. Take a walk into the Plains to conduct porosity activities, then return to the Center for experiments with porosity tubes and finish with a groundwater model demonstration. September and October

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Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Senior Eco Explorer Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

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Birder's Paradise Jones Beach State Park is home to over 300 species of birds annually! Being along the Atlantic Migratory flyway, Jones Beach makes for a birder’s paradise. Come to JBENC to learn how to use binoculars and identify birds in-the-field! Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Senior Voice for Animals For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

Digging In: Exploring Soils of Long Island’s Only Prairie at Hempstead Plains Preserve We all depend upon healthy soils for our food. In this hands-on program, explore the soils of the Hempstead Plains Prairie by “digging in” with sifters and augers, conducting porosity experiments and visiting a soil observation pit. Discuss the connection between soils and plants of the Plains September and October, during school hours Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Senior Eco Explorer Badge requirements, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

Eco Trekker Badge Program at Hempstead Plains Preserve Visit a local conservancy group, learn about invasive plants, explore species in our area that are native and need protecting and make a video of your eco trek. Participate in our stewardship mission by removing invasive plants and planting native species. September and October, weekdays during school hours Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Senior Eco Explorer Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu


Energy Explorers

Locavore Badge at Crossroads Farm

Energy is everywhere! Explore the landscape around the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and look for evidence of energy in action. Learn what kinds of energy you can see and those you cannot, and then use scientific instruments to measure different types of energy. Finally, join educators on a tour of our net-zero building and discover how some of the energy you witnessed outside the Center is used to power the spaces within.

Learn about the benefits of eating locally and why the efforts of locavores are so important. Speak to people who grow and deliver local foods and learn about the benefits and challenges they face. Learn what eating seasonally means and what role transportation plays in the food you eat. Create a meal using food you harvest yourself, and start thinking about your local cooking challenge and what recipe you’ll make at home with local ingredients.

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Energy Saver Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

Fashion Design Sketching Learn techniques for drawing a fashion figure and create a fashion sketch on a canvas that you can take home to display your fashion design ability and creativity. Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $25 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 28-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch, satisfies some of the requirements for Senior Textile Artist Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

First-Year Fears: College Campus Safety Being on your own for the first time can create a lot of anxiety. As women, we have a unique set of fears regarding our safety. Conversations about campus, dorm safety, and new social situations can be helpful in creating proactive safety plans. This program will provide a safe space for your fears and allow you to build mental preparedness and action-plans for different scenarios, including basic self-defense moves. Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: College or Self Defense Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email Fabiana Cellini at senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Saturdays best, for access to Farm Stand and Farmer’s Market Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $25 per registered Girl Scout for 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Senior Locavore Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Dress for the weather! Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Wear a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed.

Marine Discover Cruise Sail aboard our National Historic Landmark Christeen, an 1883 Gaff-rigged Oyster Sloop, and sail through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. Learn about some of the local history, ecology, and marine animals that call this area home. Great opportunity for bridging ceremonies and end-of-year programs. Through October 31st, 9 am-5 pm every day, weather dependent The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Cost $525 for 2-hour sail ($200 each additional hour) No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: History Fun Patch For more nformation or to schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Parents or guardians welcome.

Mini Dress Form Design Feel like a fashion designer for a day! Using a mini plastic dress form plus trims and fabrics, design and decorate a mini dress form that you can take home with you. Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

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Paddle, Pole and Roll

Sew an Apron

Learn how to use stand up paddle boards (SUP) or kayaks in Oyster Bay. Use single, double kayaks, and SUPs to learn the parts of the boat, proper care, paddling strokes, and safety techniques.

Learn how to cut patterns, pin, iron, decorate, and sew (on sewing machines) an apron that you can take home!

9:00 am-5:00 pm daily

Please call for availability

The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $45 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, 1 leader free, $175 minimum program fee for up to 5 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Senior Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Life jackets will be provided.

Ready-to-Use Self Defense Class Learn how to make the most out of your built-in defenses from a certified instructor with years of experience working with children and young adults. Begin by learning how to shock an assailant, progress through strategic defense movements against punches, wrist grabs, grabs from behind, chokes and hair pulls. Leave with “everyday use” skills for escaping without harm. Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $15.50 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Self Defense Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Remotely Operated Vehicle Design ROV underwater robots are used for exploring the ocean, underwater archaeological sites, and more. With a remote control, some propellers, and PVC piping, girls will create and test their own version! Learn the key to successful ROV neutral buoyancy!

9:00 am-5:00 pm daily

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The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $20 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free, $250 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Senior Designing Robots Badge To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Sew a Decorative Pillow Learn how to cut, iron, decorate, pin, and sew (on sewing machines) a decorative pillow! Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Sew a Skirt Learn how to cut patterns, pin, iron, and sew (on sewing machines) a skirt in the fabric/print of your choice! Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Shark Science Sharks are not the man-eating monsters that media often portray them to be. Come learn about the vital role of sharks in marine ecosystems, their diverse species, how scientists collect samples from them, and why it’s important to study and conserve these fascinating creatures. Learn what makes a shark a shark, how scientists collect data from sharks and conduct a mock scientific investigation. Finally, work in teams to develop an advocacy campaign for sharks. Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Shark Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

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Smooth Sailing Learn safety procedures, how to read the weather and how to prevent and respond to emergencies while afloat as they learn to sail aboard a 19-23’ keelboat! Working together, rig the boat, leave from and return to the mooring, steer the boat, trim the sails and determine wind direction. Be sure to ask us how to incorporate a service project! Please inquire for available dates and times The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $175 per boat of up to 4 registered Girl Scouts, leaders free, $350 minimum fee for up to 8 Girl Scouts No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum Learn and Earn: Sailing Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Life jackets provided.

Sow What Journey Activities at Crossroads Farm Kick start your Sow What Journey on an organic farm. Learn about our agriculture practices and how our farm feeds and engages the local community on Long Island. Explore the various parts of the farm, see how it operates, and learn what it means to be a certified organic farm. Participate in daily chores that are required to keep a farm working. Enjoy a harvest celebration. Plan your Take Action project while at the farm. Weekday afternoons and Saturdays

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Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565 $25 per registered Girl Scout for 2-hour program No Tag-Alongs 6-person minimum, 18-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for the Sow What Journey For more information or to schedule a program: Email education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia at 516-967-5058 Important: Closed-toe shoes required. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms). Please dress for the weather wearing a sun hat, rain jacket, or boots as needed. Customized Journey program that will cover more material across multiple sessions available upon request.

The Power of Wind: Wind Turbines and Generators What is the difference between a windmill and a wind turbine? Which blades are the best? Where can you put them? Why? Learn the answers to these questions and more by building and testing your own! 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along, leaders free $225 minimum program fee for up to 15 Girl Scouts Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: Senior Fun Patch To schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Additional adults and non-participating Tag-Alongs are not permitted in the program.

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Girl Scouts Highest Awards Bronze. Silver. Gold. These awards represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. All three awards give you the chance to do big things while working on an issue that’s captured your interest in a big way. Whether you want to plant a community garden at your school and inspire others to eat healthily for your Bronze Award, advocate for animal rights for your Silver Award, or build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers for your Gold Award, you’ll inspire others (and yourself). Plus, as you earn one of Girl Scouts’ highest awards, you’ll change your corner of the world—and maybe even beyond. The possibilities are endless.

Need Information on the Highest Awards? Check out our highest awards pages on gsnc.org for great resources and the detailed toolkits to get you started. Then take a training to help you understand all the requirements and GSNC process. Trainings can be viewed online at your convenience or sign up for one of our virtual Zoom trainings.

Bronze Award Training This training is designed for Girl Scout leaders and adults who will be guiding girls through the process of earning their Bronze Award. You will learn the ins and outs of what is required, so Girl Scout Juniors see how rewarding it is to make the world a better place, right at home, in their community! Once girls earn their Bronze Award, they tend to go on and earn all of the three highest awards. Help set them on this path! Bronze Award Training can be found in the Resource section at gsnc.org/bronze or register for the virtual training at gsnc.org/programs. Virtual Bronze Training Dates: November 16, 2022 or February 15, 2023, 7:00 pm-8:15 pm Fee: $5 per adult, Bronze stickers included

Silver Award Training Want to become a Silver Award Girl Scout? First step is to take GSNC’s Silver Award training to help you to learn the requirements and discover your inner leader. Complete this training to feel confident as you develop a true Take Action project. Leaders and adults are welcome to join in so you are prepared to help Girl Scout Cadettes on their journey to earning the Silver Award. Silver Award Training can be found in the Resource section at gsnc.org/silver or register for the virtual training at gsnc.org/programs.

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Virtual Silver Training Dates: October 20, 2022 or January 12, 2023, 7:00 pm-8:15 pm Fee: $5 per Girl Scout, no fee for adults, Take Action patch included

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Gold Award Driven to make a difference? Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and doers who make the world a better place. You can be that Gold Award Girl Scout, too. Here are the steps to take to educate yourself so you are ready to take on this challenge. Start with looking over the Gold Award webpage at gsnc.org/gold. This is a great resource for all things Gold at GSNC!

• girls seeking to earn their Gold Award MUST read • All Your Guide to Going Gold. It is your second step and mandatory! THEN: Complete a Gold Award Training.

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors, leaders, and/or adults are invited to watch our online training or register for a virtual Zoom training to learn GSNC’s process, what it means to do a Take Action project, important deadlines, how you are approved, and what your interview will be like. Remember, Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good! We challenge you to join this elite group of Girl Scouts.

you have done these steps, it’s time to set up your GoGold account. This online tool • Once will help you develop your Gold Award idea and is how you submit your proposal to GSNC.

Important: The May 1 proposal submission deadline is for high school seniors only. Virtual Gold Training Dates: October 12, 2022 or January 26, 2023, 7:00 pm-8:15 pm Fee: $5 per Girl Scout, no fee for adults, Take Action patch included

To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Questions: Email customercare@gsnc.org or call 516.741.2550

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Girl Scout Ambassadors

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1 We’d love to see what you are doing. Share your experiences with your sister Girl Scouts by sending pictures and a short description with your full name and troop number or Juliette status to GSNC at marketing@gsnc.org.

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To register for any of our council programs, go to gsnc.org/programs.

Council-Led Programs Gold Award Training Want to become a Gold Award Girl Scout or help guide your troop or daughter on the road to Gold? Attend this live Zoom training to learn the award guidelines, what it means to do a Take Action project, important deadlines, the approval process, and what your interview will be like. Harnessing your skills, trusting your instincts, embracing challenges—you’ve got this, Girl Scout. And you’re ready to be a Gold Award Girl Scout.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 or Thursday, January 26, 2023

7:00 pm-8:15 pm

Virtual $7 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Take Action Patch To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Mandatory read: Your Guide to Going Gold

The Feinstein Institute's Advancing Women in Science and Medicine Girl Scouts of Nassau County Summer Internship Award Did you know in partnership with Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Girl Scouts can apply for the 2023 AWSM/Girl Scouts Summer Internship Award? This recipient will receive a scholarship toward her education and gain hands-on summer research experience under the mentorship of an AWSM faculty member. Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) is composed of female scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. AWSM leads programs in a wide variety of research areas such as Behavioral Science, Bioelectronic Medicine, Cancer Research, Health System Science, and Molecular Medicine. Meet female graduate students, post-graduates, scientists, and physicians, to learn about careers in science and medicine. During this virtual presentation, you'll learn firsthand about the rewards and challenges of biomedical research that we don’t always hear about. Tuesday, November 8, 2022

5:30 pm-6:45 pm

Virtual Presentation and Info Session No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: Ambassador STEM Career Exploration Badge Questions? Email customercare@gsnc.org or call 516.741.2550 To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs Important: Parents or guardians are welcome to attend the virtual presentation. Girls must be 16 years old by June 1, 2023 to apply to this summer internship. Chosen recipient must follow Northwell Health's health and safety policies and show proof of vaccination.

Campus Life and Girl Scout Skills: Learn What It's Like to Be a College Student Meet Girl Scout alum college students to learn how they use their Girl Scouts skills to lead on campus. Panelists will discuss why being a Girl Scout helped them feel confident as changemakers and leaders after high school and beyond. The alums will also share what it is like to be a college student! Thursday, January 12, 2023

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Virtual $7 per registered Girl Scout No Tag-Alongs Learn and Earn: College Fun Patch, Ambassador College Knowledge Badge To register: Visit gsnc.org/programs

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The following programs offer flexible scheduling. Pick a day that works best for your troop!

Troop-Led Programs Beneath Your Feet: Exploring Groundwater at Hempstead Plains Preserve Every drop of water we use on Long Island comes from the aquifers under our feet, yet most people are unaware of this fascinating system. Take a walk into the Plains to conduct porosity activities, then return to the Center for experiments with porosity tubes, and finish with a groundwater model demonstration.

Digging In: Exploring Soils of Long Island’s Only Prairie at Hempstead Plains Preserve We all depend upon healthy soils for our food. In this handson program, explore the soils of the Hempstead Plains Prairie by “digging in” with sifters and augers, conducting porosity experiments and visiting a soil observation pit. Discuss the connection between soils and plants of the Plains September and October, during school hours Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Ambassador Eco Advocate Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

September and October Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Ambassador Eco Advocate Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

Birder's Paradise Jones Beach State Park is home to over 300 species of birds annually! Being along the Atlantic Migratory flyway, Jones Beach makes for a birder’s paradise. Come to JBENC to learn how to use binoculars and identify birds in-the-field! Please inquire for available dates and times

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Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Ambassador Bird Watching For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

Eco Trekker Badge Program at Hempstead Plains Preserve Visit a local conservancy group, learn about invasive plants, explore species in our area that are native and need protecting and make a video of your eco trek. Participate in our stewardship mission by removing invasive plants and planting native species. September and October, weekdays during school hours Friends of Hempstead Plains Education Center Hempstead Plains off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 $15 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 8-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for Ambassador Eco Advocate Badge, Girl Scouting at Home Do it! activity, Hempstead Plains Patch available for purchase from Friends of Hempstead Plains For more information or to schedule a program: Email lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

Energy Explorers Energy is everywhere! Explore the landscape around the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and look for evidence of energy in action. Learn what kinds of energy you can see and those you cannot, and then use scientific instruments to measure different types of energy. Finally, join educators on a tour of our net-zero building and discover how some of the energy you witnessed outside the Center is used to power the spaces within. Please inquire for available dates and times

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Energy Saver Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov

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Fashion Design Sketching

Mini Dress Form Design

Learn techniques for drawing a fashion figure and create a fashion sketch on a canvas that you can take home to display your fashion design ability and creativity.

Feel like a fashion designer for a day! Using a mini plastic dress form plus trims and fabrics, design and decorate a mini dress form that you can take home with you.

Weekday evenings and weekends

Weekday evenings and weekends

The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $25 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 28-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Fashion Smarts Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

First-Year Fears: College Campus Safety

Sew an Apron

Being on your own for the first time can create a lot of anxiety. As women, we have a unique set of fears regarding our safety. Conversations about campus, dorm safety, and new social situations can be helpful in creating proactive safety plans. This program will provide a safe space for your fears and allow you to build mental preparedness and action-plans for different scenarios, including basic self-defense moves.

Learn how to cut patterns, pin, iron, decorate, and sew (on sewing machines) an apron that you can take home!

Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm-9:00 pm or weekends after 3:00 pm Fit and Fearless LLC Studio 1617 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 $12 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 4-person minimum, 20-person maximum Learn and Earn: Satisfies some of the requirements for College Knowledge Badge For more information or to schedule a program: Email Fabiana Cellini at senseifab@myfitandfearless.com

Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Marine Discover Cruise Sail aboard our National Historic Landmark Christeen, an 1883 Gaff-rigged Oyster Sloop, and sail through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. Learn about some of the local history, ecology, and marine animals that call this area home. Great opportunity for bridging ceremonies and end-of-year programs.

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Through October 31st, 9 am-5 pm every day, weather dependent The WaterFront Center 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Cost $525 for 2-hour sail ($200 each additional hour) No Tag-Alongs 4-person minimum, 15-person maximum Learn and Earn: History Fun Patch For more nformation or to schedule a program: Call 516-922-7245 x24 or email Cameron@TheWaterfrontcenter.org Important: Parents or guardians welcome.

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Sew a Decorative Pillow

Shark Science

Learn how to cut, iron, decorate, pin and sew (on sewing machines) a decorative pillow!

Sharks are not the man-eating monsters that media often portray them to be. Come learn about the vital role of sharks in marine ecosystems, their diverse species, how scientists collect samples from them, and why it’s important to study and conserve these fascinating creatures. Learn what makes a shark a shark, how scientists collect data from sharks and conduct a mock scientific investigation. Finally, work in teams to develop an advocacy campaign for sharks.

Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

Sew a Skirt Learn how to cut patterns, pin, iron, and sew (on sewing machines) a skirt in the fabric/print of your choice! Weekday evenings and weekends The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 $55 per registered Girl Scout or Tag-Along Tag-Alongs welcome 6-person minimum, 24-person maximum Learn and Earn: Sewing Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email marcela@thefashionablestylista.com

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Please inquire for available dates and times Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793 $75 for 1-20 Girl Scouts, $50 for each additional 1-10 participants Tag-Alongs welcome 10-person minimum, 30-person maximum Learn and Earn: Shark Fun Patch For more information or to schedule a program: Email jbenc@parks.ny.gov


Program Partner Directory Can’t make the date of a program? Looking for a unique presenter? Use this directory to reach out to our partners directly! Our partners are vetted and most, if not all, will customize programs to your needs and travel to your meeting location!

Delia Serrano education@nassaulandtrust.org (516) 967-5058

Friends of Hempstead Plains, Education Center and the Prairie Hempstead Plains, off of Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY Lisa Filippi lisa.filippi@hofstra.edu

Science Museum of Long Island 1526 North Plandome Rd. Manhasset, NY 11030 Kristen Laird info@smli.org

FEMCHO Confidence, leadership, dance, and fitness workshops Tina DeLemps tina@femcho.com

Garvies Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive Glen Cove, NY 11542 Veronica Natale vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov (516) 571-8011

Fit and Fearless Fitness and self-defense workshops 1617 Grand Avenue Baldwin, NY 11510 Fabiana Cellini senseifab@ myfitandfearless.com

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center 150 Bay Parkway Wantagh NY 11793 jbenc@parks.ny.gov

The Fashionable Stylista 83 Broadway Hicksville, NY 11801

The Waterfront Center 1 West End Avenue Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Marcela Pinzon marcela@ thefashionablestylista.com

Cameron Jenness cameron@thewaterfrontcenter.org (516) 922-7245, ext.24

110 Ring Road West Garden City, NY 11530

PARTNER DIRECTORY

Crossroads Farm 480 Hempstead Ave. Malverne, NY 11565

(516) 741-2550 | gsnc.org customercare@gsnc.org

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Ceremonial Unit

Open House Have you ever wanted to stand in the outfield of a Major League stadium, or before a crowd of World War II veterans, or before your fellow Girl Scouts at the Gold Award Ceremony or Adult Recognition Event? These are just a few of the adventures you can have if you become a member of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Ceremonial Unit. Girl Scouts in grades 3 to 12 are welcome to attend this Open House with one of their parents or caregivers to determine if they want to join this unique program. The girls will learn the proper care and handling of our flag while demonstrating their patriotism and honoring the Girl Scout Promise...to serve God and our country! Ceremonial Unit members must be willing to wear a full Girl Scout uniform and attend required training. Each member will receive a participation patch for their involvement.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 7:15 pm–8:30 pm

Virtual No Tag-Alongs To register: Visit gsnc.org Questions: Email customercare@gsnc.org or call 516.741.2550

Media Girls

Information Night If you are outgoing and personable, willing to smile on cue and like being photographed or videotaped, then Media Girls might be for you. Media Girls participate in different media opportunities for Girl Scouts of Nassau County, such as public service announcements, on-camera interviews, or perhaps photo-ops for the cover of a magazine or newsletter. Most importantly, you must be willing to tell the Girl Scout story in your own words. If this sounds exciting, and you can be flexible when last-minute media events occur, come learn more at our information night. During the information night, you will learn what it takes to be a member, what your commitment will be, and what the next steps are to Girl Scout stardom! This information night is mandatory in order to become a Media Girl. Please register only your Girl Scout, as this is not a troop activity. One parent or caregiver per girl must attend. This year, 35 new girls will be added to the Media Girl program.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 7:15 pm-8:30 pm Virtual No Tag-Alongs To register: Visit gsnc.org Questions: Email customercare@gsnc.org or call 516.741.2550

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The Feinstein Institute’s Advancing Women in Science and Medicine Girl Scouts of Nassau County Summer Internship Award

Have you wondered what it would be like to become a scientist? Would you enjoy working on discoveries that could help cure diseases?

Apply for a summer internship at one of the nation’s premier medical research institutes! Join us for a Virtual Presentation and Info Session Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 5:30 pm-6:45 pm for Girl Scouts in 10th-12th grades along with their parent or guardian Did you know in partnership with Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Girl Scouts can apply for the 2023 AWSM/Girl Scouts Summer Internship Award? This recipient will receive a scholarship toward her education and gain hands-on summer research experience under the mentorship of an AWSM faculty member. Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) is composed of female scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. AWSM leads programs in a wide variety of research areas such as Behavioral Science, Bioelectronic Medicine,

Cancer Research, Health System Science, and Molecular Medicine. Meet female graduate students, post-graduates, scientists, and physicians, to learn about careers in science and medicine. Learn firsthand the rewards and challenges of biomedical research that we don’t always hear about. Please note: Girls must be 16 years old by June 1, 2023 to apply to this summer internship. Chosen recipient must follow Northwell Health’s health and safety policies and show proof of vaccination.

To register, visit gsnc.org | Questions? Email customercare@gsnc.org or call 516.741.2550.

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Girl Scout Guidance for Girl Scout Adults Connect with the Volunteer Training and Resource Team!

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Virtual Office Hours Schedule an office hours appointment to ask questions about Girl Scout programs and activities. Request Materials Borrow materials that will support you and your Girl Scout planning.

Sign up for an appointment and reserve materials here: gsnc.org/en/for-volunteers/ volunteer-training.html.

Enhance your skills with gsLearn! The online training forum has a library of virtual resources and guided videos to help lead your troop to success:

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Go to mygs.girlscouts.org. Login with your email address and password. Click gsLearn in the toolbar on the left-hand side.

Launching this Fall—Volunteer Connections, for all adult volunteers! Volunteer Connections has something for everyone:

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A new podcast Live Zoom meetings A dedicated volunteer email Blog posts

You’ll learn about the Girl Scout program, GSNC happenings, and access resources on the go when it fits your schedule! Look for more details about Volunteer Connections in your email, social media, the OLC, and the GSNC website. Questions? Email customercare@gsnc.org.

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Plan your Girl Scout year with the Volunteer Toolkit! The Volunteer Toolkit is a customizable planning tool that contains program and meeting plans for the badges, Journeys, and awards at every Girl Scout level! It’s easily accessible on any desktop, tablet, or mobile device, so you can stay organized with ease at troop meetings or when you’re on the go!

In the VTK, you can:

• Customize your own year plan or choose from pre-selected tracks.

• Access step-by-step activity guides for

each troop and/or Juliette meeting—so you’ll know exactly what to say and do.

• Download and print meeting plans and material lists.

• Share meeting activities and experiences with other parents/caregivers.

• Log girls’ program achievements and milestones.

• Keep track of all events and activities. • Find resources tailored just for you. …and so much more!

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Give the gift of a lifetime... the Girl Scout experience Girls need to have experiences with other girls to:

• Discover that they can solve problems and overcome challenges together • Develop leadership skills that will make them successful in both the classroom and the workplace Practice building healthy friendships, with girls inside and outside of their grade level, school • district, and beyond GSNC offers a variety of programs that girls in troops and independently registered girls with no troop affiliation (Juliettes) are invited to attend. Programs are skill-based and relative to the world girls are living and learning in every day. Some programs are shared family experiences. All programs are convenient and affordable. Give your daughter the gift of life experiences with Girl Scouts of Nassau County, an organization that has over 100 years of experience building girls with courage, confidence, and character. Invest in her future today. Visit gsnc.org.