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2018-2019

Guide


Any Girl Scout (K-12) who participates in a qualifying recruitment event is eligible to receive this exclusive patch to show that she is a Girl Scout Recruiter! There are three opportunities to earn this during the 2018-2019 Girl Scout Year!

Troop Recruitment

Cookie Booth Recruitment

As a troop, hold a special recruitment event and invite new girls to participate in Girl Scouts! Follow these easy steps: 1. Pick a theme or contact your local recruiter for ideas! Feel free to reach out to CustomerCare@gsofct.org for the recruiter’s information. 2. Pick a day, time, and location. 3. Let us know about your event! Email the requested event information to your local recruiter using the subject line “Girl Scout Recruiter Event.” 4. Run your recruitment! 5. Submit attendee names and contact information along with your troop’s patch order to Customer Care at CustomerCare@gsofct.org.

As a troop, hold a recruitment during your cookie booth sale and invite new girls to participate in Girl Scouts! Follow these easy steps at your sale: 1. Contact your local recruiter for a Leads sign-in sheet. 2. As interested girls and adults arrive, ask them to complete the sheet with their contact information. 3. Submit attendee names and contact information along with your troop’s patch order to Customer Care at CustomerCare@gsofct.org.

How we can help

We can provide flyers and general recruitment giveaways. Requests for these items must be received at least one-month prior to the recruitment event. Please note: Patches are distributed once attendee contact information is received by Customer Care.

Individual Recruitment

If you refer a new girl to Girl Scouts during the 20182019 year, you can earn this patch, too! Please send their contact information to the Customer Care Department (CustomerCare@gsofct.org) with the subject line “Girl Scout Recruiter,” and we will send you the patch.

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How to use this book:

This is a collection of council-sponsored events between October 1, 2018 and September 31, 2019. Did you know any girl can attend our events? Events are grouped by Girl Scout levels: Daisy: Grades K-1; Brownie: Grades 2-3; Junior: Grades 4-5; Cadette: Grades 6-8; and Senior/Ambassador: Grades 9-10 & 11-12. Next there is a Multi-level section, meaning more than one Girl Scout level can attend the events. These events are also listed on gsofct.org under the Activities tab. Share this book with your Girl Scout(s). A part of the Girl Scout experience is learning to plan and set goals! Next to each event, you’ll see one or more symbols representing which of the four Girl Scout program pillars the event represents: STEM, Outdoor, Entrepreneurship, or Life Skills. A well-rounded Girl Scout Experience includes all of the pillars. If you’re thumbing through the book to see what piques your interest, remember to go to both the grade level and the Multi-level section. Looking for something to do in a particular month or with your whole family? Use the alpha, chronological, and family indexes at the back of the book. Registration for most events happens online at gsofct.org by going to the Activities tab and clicking on View and Register for Girl Events. The online registration system will have “real time” information on availability of spaces and additional opportunities that pop up during the year. Some of our community program partners like to take registrations themselves. You’ll see their contact info in the book as well as online. After the events section, you’ll see information on Product Sales programs and other council program resources. When you have a moment, be sure to scan these pages and see all that is available!

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H O W T O U S E T H I S B O O K


H O W T O R E G I S T E R

How to register First time registering for an event?

Go to gsofct.org > Activities tab > View and Register for Events > “Register” and follow prompts

Create a profile so it will remember you next time! Select an event > “Register” Sign On > Create New User Profile Follow prompts

Tips for registering u All events are open to troops, Individually Registered Girl Scouts with an accompanying adult, or in some cases, Girl Scouts without an adult. u Be sure to register before the Register by date. Many events are filled early! u If you have allergies or need special accommodations, you will be prompted to tell us during the registration process. u Please only register those who are able to attend. If the event is for Cadettes, please do not register a Girl Scout Junior. u Payment is due at the time of registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Overnight Events

Need to make a change?

When attending an overnight event, we require that all participants be registered members, including adults. You may add your registration to your event registration, or do so through the “Join” button on gsofct.org.

No problem! You can make any changes up until the registration deadline, pending availability. Just log in to your account and add or change names.

If we cancel

If you cancel

If the council needs to cancel due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, we’ll do our best to reschedule. If you are not able to make the new date/location, you’ll receive a refund.

If you need to cancel participants, we strongly advise finding replacements to take their place. You can make these changes online. For most events, if you cancel up to a month before the registration deadline, we’ll refund your fees. If you cancel 2-3 weeks before the deadline, you’ll receive a partial refund, which will vary depending on the type of event. A week before the deadline no refunds will be made, as arrangements have been made.

Newsletters

You can find all of these newsletters on our website at gsofct.org. During the year, GSOFCT has several e-newsletters with reminders and new additional events may be posted opportunities. on Rallyhood and gsofct.org. Girl Event Promo: Monthly email to girl members and co-leaders You can also stay connected about upcoming events. with GSOFCT via Facebook, Volunteer Update: For co-leaders, published the fourth Friday of every Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. month. Pathways: For members and friends of GSOFCT. A monthly note form our CEO and feature stories on Girl Scouts in Connecticut.

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T A B L E O F

Table of Contents How to Register............................................................................................ 2 National Program Portfolio........................................................................ 4 Hartford Marathon/Gold............................................................................ 5 Volunteer Toolkit.......................................................................................... 5 Program Express Packs ............................................................................. 6 Council Shop Information..........................................................................7 Girl Scout Daisy Events..........................................................................8-11 Girl Scout Brownie Events.................................................................. 12-19 Girl Scout Junior Events......................................................................20-31 Girl Scout Cadette Events………..........................................................32-41 Girl Scout Senior & Ambassador Events...................................... 42-49 Global Girl Scout Travel............................................................................50 Service Awards............................................................................................51 Highest Awards..................................................................................... 52-53 Girl Scout Multi-level Events.............................................................54-79 Volkswalks................................................................................................... 78 Product Sales Programs…………………………………….......................... 80-83 GSOFCT: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History...............................84 Council’s Own Patches and Other Organization Awards................ 85 Program Resources.............................................................................86-87 Council Map and Addresses...................................................................88 Business Partners............................................................................... 89-96 Property Rentals and 3 for FREE............................................................ 97 Regional Training Days..............................................................................98 Events and Series Alpha Index.......................................................99-100 Events and Series Chronological Index...................................... 101-103 Family Events............................................................................................ 104

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National Program Portfolio

Journeys and Badges make up the majority of our National Program Portfolio. Journeys and badges make up the National Program Portfolio. No matter where they are, a Girl Scout is having fun, learning, and gaining skills as they earn these same awards. Journeys help Girl Scouts learn to address complex issues in a sustainable way. Together they identify an issue of concern, dig in to find the root causes, and work together to take action! Girl Scouts of all ages are leaders, making the word a better place. As Girl Scouts mature, they find that the Take Action process they honed while doing a journey is the basis of their higher awards; the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. Badges help Girl Scouts try new things and learn new skills. These skills come in handy while doing Take Action projects and in other aspects of life. At every level, there are badges in each of the Four Pillars: Outdoors, STEM, Entrepreneurship, and Life Skills.

In addition, there are other awards such as My Promise, My Faith, Journey Summit, VIT, and more. These are found in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

STEM Entrepreneurship Outdoor Life Skills

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Hartford Marathon for Gold is an official charity of the

The Volunteer Toolkit:

Your Newly Updated Digital Troop Assistant

The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) has been updated to give you NEW program content and other resources to manage your troop planning all year long–and keep it going smoothly!

You can: • Access the 30 NEW Journey and petal and badge troop meeting plans

Fully customizable, the Volunteer Toolkit is digitally responsive so you can plan and prepare practically anywhere.

• See step-by-step activity guides for each troop meeting • View and edit your troop roster • NEW this year is the “explorer” function to check out program materials before adding them to your year plan! • Email parents with a single click • Share troop meeting activities with parents • Record troop finances and girls’ meeting attendance • Log girls’ petal/badge and Journey achievements • Add events and your own troop activities • NEW this year: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador year plan program materials and meeting plans!

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER TOOLKIT? JUST SIGN IN AT GSOFCT.ORG, CLICK MY GS AND CHECK IT OUT!

The Volunteer Toolkit contains program and meeting plans for K-5 (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and K-5 Multi-level). New this year are meeting plans for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors for 30 new program elements!

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Program Express Packs

A Program Express kit is like an activity in a box for one individual. You select a topic and we mail it to you. Kits can be used by individuals, families, troops, or you can even purchase them for service unit events, troop meetings, birthday parties, or other gatherings! Each kit contains an adult guide with instructions and most of the supplies for 3-4 activities (we assume you have things like scissors, tape, markers, or crayons), and a fun patch. When an activity supports a badge, you’ll see a notation in the adult guide. Since you purchased a Program Express, it is yours to keep.

We’re piloting three Multi-level (Daisy/Brownie/Junior) kits: Step Outside Program Express: Provides games, observation, and art activities and can be used outside your meeting place, in your backyard, at a camp, or other outdoor site. STEM Program Express: Provides four hands-on fun activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math. Letterboxing Program Express: Provides information and supplies needed to learn about and try letterboxing. Build your own letterboxing kit with personal stamp, logbook, and inkpad. Each Program Express contains supplies to make one letterbox for you/your group to plant. See more details and purchase Program Express at gsofct.org in the Girl Event registration area. The cost will be approximately $6-8 per kit, plus a flat rate shipping per order of $14. Most Program Express mailings can hold up to 10 kits. Example: 5 kits at $7 each plus $14 shipping = $49.

Service Unit Program Support –

How Can We Help?

The Program Department staff and volunteers love Girl Scout programming and want to share information, tips, and knowledge. Reach out for assistance to talk through an idea or to ask specific questions. We can help service unit volunteers and girls create a plan for new local events, revising existing events, learn about higher awards or bridging activities, or discuss any aspect of Girl Scout programming. Examples: “We want to hold a Thinking Day event, but we haven’t had one in years. Where do we start?” “What can Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors do?” “We’d like to learn more about Girl Scout history or WAGGGS. What resources are available?” “Can someone help describe what the higher awards are and how we can help prepare girls to earn them?” Contact customercare@gsofct.org with your request and a program specialist will connect with you to discuss what options are available.

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Council Shop Information

Come see us at the shop! Hartford 340 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106 Fax: (860) 548-0325

Lebanon 175C Clubhouse Road, Lebanon, CT 06249 Fax: (860) 423-7953

North Haven 20 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473 Fax: (203) 234-6556

Wilton 529 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 Fax: (203) 762-0688

Hours vary by location, visit gsofct.org for hours. Join the Shop Promotions Mailing List for monthly specials, coupons, and promotions! (800) 922-2770

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Girl Scout Daisy Events GRADES K-1

The Daisy experience

A well-rounded Girl Scout Daisy experience allows Girl Scouts to explore the four program pillar areas: STEM, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship, and Life Skills. But it’s not just what Girl Scouts do; it’s how they do it. Girl-led: Daisies decide what they want to do and can choose which events they would like to attend. Learning by Doing: At events, Daisies are engaged and actively participate in hands-on experiences. Cooperative Learning: We encourage Daisies to interact with Sister Girl Scouts in paired and group activities. Remember to check the Multi-level section on page 54 for additional events Daisies can attend. The program resources on page 94 can support your troop meeting or individual experience.

Remember to visit the Multi-level section for more opportunities!

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D Daisy Engineering Day Daisies will work together to “Think Like an Engineer” in this Journey Day! Girls will work in groups to learn what engineering is and what engineers do, design and build a fairy house, build and test a puff mobile, and problem-solve to cross a canyon. Girls will think critically, work together, and use the engineering design process to work through these challenges to prepare themselves to take action in their community. There is no prep-work required for this Journey Day, but participants will be responsible for implementing a Take Action project after the day’s activities. Journey awards are included upon completion of Take Action survey. Adults will take part in concurrent workshops with tips to help complete the Journey at home and resources for continuing their Girl Scout experience. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: North Haven Service Center, North Haven When: Saturday, 1/26/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 1/9/2019 Fee: $20 girls $20 adults Min./Max.: 30/75 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Four Pillars Legend

While an event may fall into more than one of the Four Pillar categories, we’ve selected the pillar(s) that best defines the event. You’ll find one or more of these icons near each event.

Daisy Greenhouse Explorers Explore the Bartlett Arboretum’s greenhouse - it’s teeming with plant life even when the outside world is cold and covered in snow! Learn about exotic plants and pot your own plant to take home. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford When: Saturday, 12/15/2018 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 11/30/2018 Fee: $14 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Daisy Overnight Adventure Join us for a sleepover adventure in the comfort of the lodge! Come explore the camp, bring a brown bag dinner, build a campfire, and roast your s’mores. Continental breakfast included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 3/16/2019 - Sunday, 3/17/2019 Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Register by: 3/8/2019 Fee: $20 girls $20 adults Min./Max.: 45/90 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

Daisy STEAM Challenges Use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to undertake these exciting STEAM challenges. Learn about the field of biomimicry as you develop a product based on nature to design and market to the NESS judges. Fulfills most requirements for the Daisy Rosie petal. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing Foundation, Stonington When: Saturday, 2/16/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 2/1/2019 Fee: $38 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 8/24 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Daring Daisy Dabbler Day Join us for a high-energy, fun day dabbling in different badge activities! In small groups, girls will dabble in STEM and SWAP making, learn new games, and have fun! Girls will leave with memories, new skills, ideas to complete the badges, and a special patch for the day. Grown-ups: We didn’t forget about you! You’ll be with the girls seeing what they are doing and participating in your own workshop. Topics will vary, but will help you guide the girls further in badges and in life. A snack and a patch are included in this event. Please bring a bag lunch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: TBD - Please see event list on GSOFCT website for updated information. When: Saturday, 3/9/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 2/20/19 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 40/130 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

Outdoor Art Maker Come out to camp as we make beautiful artwork using things we find outside in nature. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 4/6/2019 Time: 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 3/26/2019 Fee: $10 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 20/40 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

Outdoor Cooking: Daisy Girls will have the opportunity to cook over the fire with different styles of cooking: On a stick, a foil packet, and a dutch oven. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 11/4/2018 Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 10/26/2018 Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 3/17/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 3/8/2019 Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min./Max.: 12/25 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

Rosie’s Story Reduce, reuse, recycle—let’s make our world a better place! We’ll chat about compost, play recycle relay, and discover new uses for old things. Each Daisy will take home ideas and a personal poster to share with her family. *Petal is not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 1/12/2019 Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 12/26/18 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.:10/25 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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D Wet, Wet, Wetlands! Watch water come alive! Learn all about the teeny tiny and large life that live in and around a pond. Look through a microscope to view the microscopic organisms and take a guided walk along the cedar swamp. Discover how everything depends on everyone in this dynamic ecosystem. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton When: Saturday, 4/27/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/12/2019 Fee: $18 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/35 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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What’s In the Woods! Daisies celebrate Earth Day with a walk in the woods. We’ll explore how to stay safe on the trail, learn about how others use the trails, and plant a tree to take home. This is a family-friendly event. All attendees must be registered to participate in this event. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Saturday, 4/27/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 4/13/2019 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 6/25 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Zoo in the Sky for Daisies When you look up in the night sky, what do you see? There’s an entire animal kingdom playing in the stars! Come learn how to play connect the dots with the stars to find all kinds of creatures in the sky! Make your own constellation to take home and see the night sky in our planetarium. Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 3/23/2019 Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Register by: 3/6/2019 Fee: $22 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 35/70 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Girl Scout Brownie Events GRADES 2-3

The Brownie Experience

A well-rounded Girl Scout Brownie experience allows Girl Scouts to explore the four program pillar areas: STEM, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship, and Life Skills. But it’s not just what Girl Scouts do; it’s how they do it. Girl-led: Brownies decide what they want to do and can choose which events they would like to attend. Learning by Doing: At events, Brownies are engaged and actively participate in hands-on experiences. Cooperative Learning: We encourage Brownies to interact with Sister Girl Scouts in paired and group activities. Remember to check the Multi-level section on page 54 for additional events Brownies can attend. The program resources on page 86 can support your troop meeting or individual experience.

Remember to visit the Multi-level section for more opportunities!

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B Aquarist for a Day! Join Maritime Aquarium staff for a behind-the-scences tour, including above their large shark tank and food preparation area. Help feed the stingrays, diamondback terrapins, and horseshoe crabs! Learn how aquarists study animal behaviors by setting up and conducting a fish investigation study in their science lab. (Aquarium admission not included) (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk When: Saturday, 12/15/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 11/30/2018 Fee: $14 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 25/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Four Pillars Legend

While an event may fall into more than one of the Four Pillar categories, we’ve selected the pillar(s) that best defines the event. You’ll find one or more of these icons near each event.

Beardsley Zoo Overnight for Brownies Brownies: Come have a blast at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo! Join us for a jam-packed night featuring animal encounters, carousel rides, pizza dinner, a nocturnal hike with night vision, scavenger hunts, movie, and a hot breakfast in the morning. And when that’s all done, enjoy free admission to the zoo the next day! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 4/6/2019 - Sunday, 4/7/2019 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Register by: 3/25/2019 Fee: $65 girls $65 adults Min./Max.: 40/125 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Become Philanthropists with Kappa Delta Girl Scouts make the world a better place. One way to do that is to make sure everyone’s basic needs are met. To earn this badge, you’ll explore basic human needs and how you can be a “philanthropist,” a person who gives to people who need help! Patch, snacks, and drinks are included. Please alert us of any allergies on the RSVP form. Pictures will be taken at the event and posted to our social media. Please contact our Vice President Community Service with any questions or concerns. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield When: 10/13/2018 Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/ZHP1EfVbw0wqMTS63 Fee: $0 girls $0 adults Min./Max.: 15/60 Coordinator: Makenzie Moore, Kappa Delta’s Vice President of Community Service, etanucs@gmail.com

Boating for Brownies Girls have the opportunity to learn about Lake Pattagansett’s aquatic habitat and then spend time exploring in canoes. Adults registering should be prepared to work with their girls. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 10/7/2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 9/16/2018 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 8/24 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

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Brilliant Brownie Dabbler Day Join us for a high-energy, fun day dabbling in different badge activities! In small groups, girls practice making up new games, learn about healthy habits, dabble in STEM and dance badges, explore helping our community, and have fun! Girls will leave with memories, new skills, ideas to complete the badges, and a special patch for the day. Grown-ups: We didn’t forget about you! You’ll be with the girls seeing what they are doing and participating in your own workshops. Topics will vary, but will help you guide the girls further in badges and in life. A snack and a patch are included in this event. Bring a bag lunch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: TBD - Please see event list on GSOFCT website for updated information. When: Saturday, 2/23/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 2/10/2019 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 40/130 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

Brownie Bugs Creepy, crawly buggy bugs! They play an important role in our world. Discover just how important they are to our ecosystems through exploration in the Larsen Sanctuary. You’ll look for bugs in action in their various habitats and count how many different kinds you can find. Then you’ll put your artist flair to work by drawing a bug poster. *Badge is not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 10/13/2018 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. or 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/25 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Brownie Design Challenge Join the Society of Women Engineers and Leap into Design by building Leap Bots! Girls will learn about engineering design and will build and test their own Leap Bots. Activities will complete the Brownie Leap Bot Design Challenge. Badge included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 3/9/2019 Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 2/20/2019 Fee: $12 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 12/40 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean, Dani LaChance

Brownie Girl Scout Way

Join us at the museum for the Brownie Girl Scout Way Badge! Have fun with other Brownies as we learn more about Girl Scouts. We’ll spend time in the museum and other parts of service center. Try some traditional activites and crafts to help earn most of the Girl Scout Way badge (included). (For: Individuals w/Adult, Troops) Where: Girl Scouts of Connecticut: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History, North Haven Service Center When: Saturday, 11/3/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 10/24/2018 Fee: $8 girls $1 adults Min./Max.: 16/68 Coordinator: GSOFCT Historical Committee

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B Brownie Greenhouse Scientists What makes plants so special? In this program, Bartlett Arboretum staff will guide Brownies through a plant’s structure and adaptations. In the middle of winter, visit a tropical location…in Stamford! Participants will get to pot a plant to take home. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford When: Monday, 1/21/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 1/7/2019 Fee: $14 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Brownie Hiker Where does the trail lead us? Will we come upon a pond or marsh along the way or perhaps an animal in hiding? This program takes you on a hike in the Larsen Sanctuary where you’ll search for signs of animals and birds. You’ll also learn what gear to take on a hike and how to pack tasty, healthy snacks for energy. *Badge is not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 10/13/2018 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. or 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/25 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Brownie Outdoor Adventurer Earle Park has all of the elements for an exciting and joyous outdoor adventure like streams, a pond, hills, and trees. Together, we will explore it all, including a study of the clouds to learn what they can tell us about the upcoming weather! We will provide a nature journal where you can record your observations and write down your favorite experiences of the day. Helps accomplish Steps 1, 2, 3. *Badge not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Saturday, 10/20/2018 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018

When: Saturday, 5/4/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/19/2019

Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Brownie Outdoor Art Creator The colors, shapes, and sounds of nature have always been an inspiration for artists. Join us to learn about nature journaling and use nature and natural materials to create your own works of art. You will come away with nature-inspired art and gifts just in time for Mother’s Day! Helps accomplish Steps 1, 2 & 3. *Badge not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 5/4/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/19/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Brownie Overnight Adventure Join us for a sleepover adventure in the comfort of the lodge! Come explore the camp, bring a brown bag dinner, build a campfire, and roast your s’mores. Continental breakfast included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 11/17/2018 - Sunday, 11/18/2018 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Register by: 11/9/2018 Fee: $20 girls $20 adults Min./Max.: 45/90 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

Brownies In the Kitchen Come out to camp to make and eat healthy, delicious snacks. Healthy eating can be so much fun! Come out to camp as we cook up some healthy snacks and talk about keeping our bodies healthy and our bellies full. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Saturday, 2/9/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 1/20/2019 Fee: $15 girls $5 adults MIn./Max.: 15/37 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Friday, 4/5/2019 Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Register by: 3/20/2019 Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/37 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

Brownies in the Outdoors Get outside, Brownies! In small groups, Brownies will complete several requirements for their Eco Friend, Hiker, Outdoor Adventurer, Outdoor Art Creator badges, and more! Girls will leave with memories, new skills, ideas to continue the fun, and a special patch for the day. Adults will take part in concurent workshops. Helping adults will facilitate station activities based on outlines recived prior to the day. A snack is provided; bring a bag lunch and water bottle. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Aspetuck, Weston When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Register by: 10/10/2018 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults $0 helping adults Min./Max.: 60/100 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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B Dance Away with Kappa Delta! Do your feet start to tap when you hear a great song? Get ready to jump up and move to the beat to earn the Dance badge. (Official badge is provided by your co-leader.) You’ll learn fun warm-ups, perform steps from new dances, and make a dance of your very own. Join the sisters of Kappa Delta to learn from SHU dancers and choreograph our own dance! We’ll learn moves and poses to find the dancer inside you! Fun patch, snacks, and drinks are included. Please alert us of any allergies on the RSVP form. Pictures will be taken at the event and posted to our social media. Please contact our Vice President Community Service with any questions or concerns. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Main campus of Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield When: 4/6/2019 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/rSL3gsvbqyj4Mybn2 Register by: 3/30/2019 Fee: $0 girls $0 adults Min./Max.: 15/60 Coordinator: Makenzie Moore, Kappa Delta’s Vice President of Community Service, etanucs@gmail.com What to wear: Comfortable clothes to dance in, tutu, leotard, tights, leggings, etc.

Desert Island Challenge Oh no! You’ve been stranded in the woods and you need to find your way home! Band together with your group to stay safe and make it home. Girls will learn about making fires, shelters, how to stay safe on the trail, and how to signal for help in the wilderness. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 12/9/2018 Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 11/25/2018

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 3/16/2019 Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 3/2/2019

Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 6/18 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Fire Building: Brownies Girls will have the opporunity to build a fire and practice lighting a match. Learn how to build the A frame, teepee, and the log cabin! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Register by: 10/19/2018

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 11/18/2018 Register by: 11/9/2018

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 3/24/2019 Register by: 3/15/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min./Max.: 12/25

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Flower Power! It’s a pollination palooza, Brownies! Examine blooming flowers up close! Learn about pollination, what it involves, and see it in action around the Arboretum. Have fun dissecting a flowering plant and playing a pollination game. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford When: Saturday, 6/8/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 5/22/2019 Fee: $14 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Galactic Girls Calling all future astronauts! Spend the morning under the starry sky of the planetarium learning about stars and planets. See some real astronauts in space and help them with their microgravity experiments aboard the space shuttle. Learn about space destinations and prepare to blast off to the moon! Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) When: Saturday, 11/17/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 11/1/2018

When: Saturday, 3/9/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 2/20/2019

Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport Fee: $22 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 25/60 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Learn to Irish Dance

with the Dancers of Riverdance and the Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy Learn about the history of Irish dancing and its culture while gaining knowledge of the science behind proper warming up, cooling down, and stretching techniques. Girls will design on paper their own Irish dance dresses based on the ancient celtic knotwork from the Book of Kells and ultimately develop technique, posture, musicality, balance, teamwork, and coordination all while learning some really fun Irish dance steps! (For: Troops, Individuals; Parents and siblings are welcome to stay and watch) Where: Danz Magic Sudio, Milford When: Saturday, 1/26/2019 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 1/10/2019 Fee: $18 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 16/50 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Making Brownie Friends -Fairy Style With a fairy theme, earn the Making Friends badge. Brownies will play games, make a craft, and do other activites while discussing different aspects of friendship. If you wish, be creative and dress as your favorite fairy. Making Friends badge included. Bring a bag lunch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 2/2/2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 1/24/2019 Fee: $10 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 20/50 Coordinator: Audrey Venanzio

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B Outdoor Cooking: Brownies Girls will have the opportunity to cook over the fire with different styles of cooking, on a stick, a foil packet, and dutch oven. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 10/19/2018

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 11/18/2018 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 11/9/2018

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 3/24/2019 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 3/15/2019

Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min./Max.: 12/25 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

Sense-ational Long Island Sound Brownies, it’s going to be a sense-ational day! Discover more about our own senses and those of the animals that call Long Island Sound home. We’ll use our sense of sight to look around and then use a magnifying glass to explore the world of tiny things. Listen for sounds of nature and learn some basic bird calls. Discover how lobsters use their sense of smell to find food as you play “smell-o-rama.” Compare the way hermit crabs use their sense of touch to ours as as we identify mystery objects. *Badge not included with this program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Saturday, 11/3/2018 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/17/18

When: Saturday, 5/11/2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/26/19

Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 15/35 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Girl Scout Junior Programs & Events GRADES 4-5

The JuniorExperience

A well-rounded Girl Scout Junior experience allows Girl Scouts to explore the four program pillar areas: STEM, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship, and Life Skills. But it’s not just what Girl Scouts do; it’s how they do it. Juniors try new experiences and learn new skills as they earn badges, explore the outdoors, tackle issues that they care about, and can earn the Bronze Award, one of Girl Scouts’ highest awards. Girl-led: Juniors decide what they want to do and can choose which events they would like to attend. Learning by Doing: At events, Juniors are engaged and actively participate in hands-on experiences. Cooperative Learning: We encourage Juniors to interact with Sister Girl Scouts in paired and group activities. Remember to check the Multi-level section on page 54 for additional events Juniors can attend. The program resources on page 86 can support your troop meeting or individual experience.

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5th Grade Overnight Come to camp and meet other 5th grade Juniors and older Girl Scouts. Work as a team to overcome fun challenges and let your creativity flourish as you create a balanced, moving work of art. Hear about opportunities for older girls like destinations, Travel Troop, LIA, earning your Silver Award, and more! Adults will have some seperate workshops to discuss how their roles change as they transition to working with older girls. (For: Individuals w/ Adult, Troops) (5th grade only) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 2/16/2019 - Sunday, 2/17/2019 Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Register by: 2/5/2019 Fee: $30 girls $15 adults Min./Max.: 30/70 Coordinator: Linda Kalish

Four Pillars Legend

While an event may fall into more than one of the Four Pillar categories, we’ve selected the pillar(s) that best defines the event. You’ll find one or more of these icons near each event.

Astronomy Club Want an out-of-this-world experience? Join Discovery Museum staff to learn about the universe and what we can (and can’t) see in our night sky. Explore the life cycle of stars and the formation of planets, and see how telescopes help us understand our place in the universe like never before! Registration is for the entire three-session series. Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport When: Fridays, 1/25/2019, 2/22/2019, 3/29/2019 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: 1/9/2019 Fee: $67 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 35/45 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Astronomy Overnight for Juniors Work toward the new Space Science Investigator badge. Start the afternoon by observing the sun, after dinner, view the night sky, and take a night hike. Plan on staying up late for hot cocoa and badge activities. The next morning, we’ll see how much the sun appears to have rotated overnight. Dress warmly to enjoy the cold, crisp December night. Light breakfast and hot cocoa provided; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Wednesday, 12/26/2018 - Thursday, 12/27/2018 Time: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 12/11/2018 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Beardsley Zoo Overnight Juniors: Come have a blast at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo! Join us for a jampacked night featuring animal encounters, carousel rides, pizza dinner, a nocturnal hike with night vision, scavenger hunts, movie, and a hot breakfast in the morning. And when that’s all done, enjoy free admission to the zoo the next day! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 9/29/2018 - Sunday, 9/30/2018 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Register by: 9/14/2018 Fee: $65 girls $65 adults Min./Max.: 40/125 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Bling It Out Jr. Afternoon In the comfort of Metcalf Lodge, Juniors create a clay pendant, beaded necklace, earrings, and bracelet. Learn about jewelry around the world and birthstones. You’ll complete some of the steps for the Jeweler badge (provided). Bring a ready-to-eat bag dinner and a flashlight. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 1/19/2019 Time: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Register by: 1/10/2019 Fee: $20 girls, $3 adults Min./Max.: 16/40 Coordinator: Audrey Venanzio

Bling It Out Jr. Overnight In the comfort of Metcalf Lodge, Juniors create a clay pendant, beaded necklace, earrings, and bracelet. Learn about jewelry around the world and birthstones. You’ll complete some of the steps for the Jeweler badge (provided). Evening snack and breakfast provided. Bring a ready-to-eat bag dinner, personal overnight gear, and sleepwear. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Friday, 1/18/2019 - Saturday, 1/19/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 1/10/2019 Fee: $25 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 16/40 Coordinator: Audrey Venanzio

Canoeing for Juniors Girls will explore the physics of water and wind and then explore the shore of Lake Pattagansett by canoe. Adults registering should be prepared to work with their girls. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Monday, 10/8/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 3:00 p.m Register by: 9/17/2018 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 8/24 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Chocoholics Are you a Junior working on your Simple Meals badge? Do you want to learn how to make a new dessert? Or maybe you just love chocolate? Come to Chocoholics at An-Se-Ox or Pattagansett and learn different culinary techniques using chocolate. We will make a chocolate dessert, use chocolate molds, cover different items in chocolate, and make other tasty creations. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Saturday, 2/9/2019 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 1/25/2019 Fee: $15 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 20/30 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

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Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 4/6/2019 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 3/22/2019


J Crime Lab Put your sleuthing skills to the test! We will break codes to understand secret messages, read invisible ink, and identify mystery substances as well as blood spatter patterns. Once you’ve learned the tricks of the trade and perfected your detective skills, help us solve a crime and save the day! Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) When: Saturday, 12/1/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 11/15/2018

When: Saturday, 1/19/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 1/3/2019

Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport Fee: $22 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 25/45 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Engineering Your Future! Discover the world of Engineering! This hands-on workshop is led by the Society of Women Engineers who will share different types of engineering. Do you see engineering in your future? Come to this workshop and find out! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut College, New London When: Saturday, 11/3/2018 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register by: 10/17/2018 Fee: $7 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 30/100 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Fire Building: Juniors Girls will have the opportunity to build a fire and practice lighting a match. Learn how to build the A frame, teepee, and the log cabin! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 10/21/2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 10/12/2018

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 3/10/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 3/1/2019

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 4/7/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 3/29/2019 Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min./Max.: 12/25 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

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Fishing at NESSF Try your hand at fishing and crabbing safely from the NESS docks. Learn some spring fishing tips, gain lure and bait knowledge, and use underwater viewing cameras to help search for fish and crabs. Catch and release only. Fulfills some requirements for the Junior Animal Habitat badge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing Foundation, Stonington When: Saturday, 10/13/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 9/28/2018 Fee: $38 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 8/24 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Jammin Juniors Dabbler Day Join us for a high-energy, fun day dabbling in different badge activities! Jammin’ Juniors is back with new and exciting actvities for the day. Join us as we make jewelry, become super fit, and use our imagination to make wearable items out of flowers. Please bring a bag lunch (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adults) Where: TBD - Please see event list on GSOFCT website for updated information. When: Saturday, 1/26/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 1/11/2019 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 40/130 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

Junior Animal Habitats Take to the trails and investigate different animal habitats. You’ll learn about endangered animals and what we can do to protect the habitat and the animals that live there. Then put what you’ve learned together with your creative talents and create an animal habitat. *Badge is not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 10/13/2018 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 10/5/1208 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/25 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Junior Animal Habitats of Long Island Sound Explore the marsh and beach as we investigate the diversity of animals and their adaptations to life in coastal habitats. Through the use of microscopes and hand lenses, get an up-close look at some of the animals that call Long Island Sound home. Discover the unique challenges that animals face when creating homes along the coast. *Badge not included with this program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Saturday, 11/3/2018 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 10/17/2018

When: Saturday, 5/11/2019 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 4/26/2019

Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford Fee: $14 girls $2 adult Min./Max.: 15/35 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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J Junior Flowers Badge Join us to use different tools and microscopes to look deeply and closely at different parts of flowers! Learn about the jobs of each part of the flower and compare different types of flowers to see their differences and similarities. We will then take our investigation outdoors to learn about our local flowers and the plants that create them. You’ll learn how to determine which flowers use smell and which use color to attract their pollinators. Helps accomplish Steps 1, 2, 3. *Badge not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 10/20/2018 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 5/4/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/19/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 15/35 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Junior Girl Scout Way Have fun with other Juniors! Learn about the secret treasures we have in the museum. We’ll spend time learning about Girl Scout history and traditions, which of course, includes singing! We’ll spend time in the museum and other parts of the service center. Earn the Girl Scout Way badge and the museum patch (provided). After the event, If you want to spend extra time at the museum, bring your lunch and stay for an extended curated tour (approximately one hour). (For: Individuals w/ Adult, Troops) Where: Girl Scouts of Connecticut: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History, North Haven Service Center When: Saturday, 10/27/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 10/17/2018 Fee: $12 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 16/68 Coordinator: GSOFCT Historical Committee

Junior Journey Weekend Which Journey will it be? Let the girls decide! Rank the following choices by going to the online Event Registration area and clicking on the survey link by 12/31/18. Choices are: Amuse, Think Like An Engineer, and Think Like a Programmer. Activities will prepare girls to begin planning their take action project on Sunday morning. Adults participate in concurrent workshop sessions. Fee includes meals and snacks, supplies, and awards. Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 5/17/2019 - Sunday, 5/19/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Register by: 4/26/2019 Fee: $65 girls $65 adults Min./Max.: 45/140 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Junior Outdoor Art Explorer Join us to explore art and music in nature. The sounds, textures, and colors of the natural world can provide inspiration for both visual art and music. Explore the natural environment of Earle Park and become inspired to create your own artwork. We will provide watercolor and acrylic paints, brushes, pencils, and paper. Girl Scouts must provide other desired art supplies. Please bring your own camera; smartphones are acceptable to use as cameras. Helps accomplish Steps 2, 3 & 4. *Badge not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 5/4/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/19/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Junior Round-Up Statewide Junior Round-Up! Come and join fellow Girl Scout Juniors for a weekend filled with fun, staff-led activities, and sharing. There are scheduled activities as well as do your own activities with your troop. Campled activities include nature exploration, boating, hikes, crafts, and a Saturday night sing down for all to share their favorite Girl Scout songs around the camp fire. Price includes three meals on Saturday, light breakfast on Sunday, and snacks on Friday and Saturday evening. Friday night is do your own dinner (either brown bag or make it when you arrive). Units will be shared with other troops from around the state. Each troop should bring a SWAP that they have made prior to the event to SWAP with the other girls attending. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 5/31/2019 - Sunday, 6/2/2019 Time: Friday, May 31 3:00 p.m. - Sunday, June 2 12:00 p.m. Register by: 5/18/2019 Fee: $70 girls $70 adults Min./Max.: 60/250 Coordinator: Karen Nelson

Junior Wearable Tech In this workshop, come learn what wearable tech is and create a piece of your own to take home! You probably have already encountered some form of wearable tech, from fitness trackers to smart watches. We’ll discuss how this technology can be useful and can impact the environment. For a green twist, we’ll be using recycled and reusable materials. Adult helpers are free of charge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 2/2/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 1/16/2019 Fee: $25 girls $5 adults $0 helping adults Min./Max.: 15/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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J Juniors in the Outdoors Get outside, Juniors! For this program, girls will work in groups to complete several requirements for their Eco Camper, Gardener, Flowers badges, and more! Girls will leave with memories, new skills, ideas to continue the fun, and a special patch for the day. Adults will take part in concurrent workshops. Helping adults will facilitate station activities based on outlines received prior to the day. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 4/28/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Register by: 4/10/2019 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults $0 helping adults Min./Max.: 60/120 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Juniors Serve Up a Meal Juniors will prepare vegetables for “chicken group-soup,” make a fancy entrée, and a delicious dessert. Activities support the Simple Meals badge, which is provided. Adults will supervise activities. Bring a water bottle. When registering, include any food allergies or restrictions. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 2/16/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Register by: 1/14/2019 Fee: $20 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 16/44 Coordinator: Audrey Venanzio

Katniss Skills School Girls like Katniss Everdeen show what it means to be smart, strong, and determined. Juniors come and work on your skills in archery, fire building, and wilderness survival. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 11/10/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/26/2018

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 3/16/2019 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 3/2/2019

Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 6/18 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Girlz R.U.L.E.® Facilitator Workshop: Sometimes Girl Scout Juniors struggle with building positive relationships–it’s just the age. Girlz R.U.L.E.® uses fun, active, team-building challenges to help girls express themselves and improve communication skills. Girlz R.U.L.E. ® facilitator workshops run through the challenges and debriefing techniques which will help your troop’s sense of sisterhood. Due to the nature of the workshop (we play!) a minimum of ten adults (or Senior/Ambassadors) are needed. If interested in scheduling or attending a workshop, contact customercare@gsofct.org.

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Kitchen Kemistry Girls will learn about the changes in matter, how to make slime, and other amazing creations using food and chemistry together. You never knew science could be so much fun! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Saturday, 1/19/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 1/5/2019 Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 2/9/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 1/26/2019 Fee: $13 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 25/45 Coordinator: Jacque Simpson-Gilson

Mobile STEM Lab: Forensics Hop aboard the Mobile STEM Lab – Coming to us at An-Se-Ox! Juniors: Work toward your Detective badge as you analyze fingerprints and hair fibers, extract DNA, and identify unknown substances. Adults may drop off or stay for their own STEM workshop, separate from the girls. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 10/15/2018 Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/34 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Mobile STEM Lab: Heredity and Adaptation Hop aboard the Mobile STEM Lab - Coming to us at An-Se-Ox! Juniors, where did you get your blue eyes? Or your curly hair? Learn about genetics, evolution, extinction, and more! Adults may drop off, or stay for their own STEM workshop, separate from the girls. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 10/15/2018 Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/34 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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J Mystic Seaport Sleepover Begin your evening by putting on your detective hats while taking a private tour of the museum grounds after hours. Here, you will work to solve a mystery at Mystic Seaport and use your sleuthing skills to interpret a crime scene and shake down one of our exhibits. Following a snack break, girls will go back to our Crime Lab and analyze the evidence to crack the case, while learning how to read and write Morse code, analyze different styles of handwriting, and take and examine different fingerprint patterns before heading off to sleep onboard the historic square-rigged ship, the Joseph Conrad. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Saturday, 5/4/2019 - Sunday, 5/5/2019 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. Register by: 4/15/2019

When: Friday, 5/10/2019 - Saturday, 5/11/2019 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. Register by: 4/22/2019

Where: Mystic Seaport, Mystic Fee: $80 girls $80 adults Min./Max.: 10/47 Coordinator: Melissa Illies

Outdoor Cooking Girls will have the opportunity to cook over the fire with different styles of cooking: A foil packet, dutch oven and a pie iron. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 10/21/2018 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 10/12/2018

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 3/10/2019 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 3/1/2019

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 4/7/2019 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 3/29/2019

Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min./Max.: 12 /25 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

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Say Cheese for Juniors At this event, you’ll learn about digital photography and take and edit photos, decorate a photo frame, and make a duct tape photo bag or wall hanging. Complete step five at home afterwards. Digital Photographer badge included. A CD of your troop photos will be mailed after the event. Bring a flashlight, water bottle, ready-to-eat bag dinner, and wear clothing for outdoor and indoor activities. (For: Troops with four girls or more attending) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 1/12/2019 Time: 1:00 -7:00 p.m. Register by: 12/3/2018 Fee: $18 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 12/40 Coordinator: Audrey Venanzio

STEMagination at Pattagansett What’s your STEM Spark? Spend the evening with us and find out! Bring your special adult and try your hand at chemistry, engineering, biology, and other super sciences.  Make a mess, make a discovery, make a memory!  This event is for Juniors (4th & 5th grade girls) and her adult. Have a friend who isn’t a Girl Scout yet?  Have her register for the event, then bring her along!  Event fee includes snack and patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Friday, 10/12/2018 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2018 Fee: $5 per person Min./Max.: 30/84 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

STEMagination New Haven What’s your STEM spark? Spend the evening with us and find out! Bring your special adult and then try your hand at chemistry, engineering, biology, and other super sciences. Make a mess, make a discovery, make a memory! Have a friend who isn’t a Girl Scout yet? Ask for our special registration form for non-Girl Scouts, then bring her along. Event fee includes snack and patch. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Gateway Community College, New Haven When: TBD - Please see event list on GSOFCT website for updated information. Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Register by: TBD Min./Max.: 30/75 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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J STEMagination Waterbury What’s your STEM spark? Spend the evening with us and find out! Bring your special adult and then try your hand at chemistry, engineering, biology, and other super sciences. Make a mess, make a discovery, make a memory! Have a friend who isn’t a Girl Scout yet? Ask for our special registration form for non-Girl Scouts, then bring her along. Event fee includes snack and patch. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury When: TBD - Please see event list on GSOFCT website for updated information. Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: TBD Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 30/75 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

SWE: Be That Engineer Learn to think like an engineer! Let the young women in the Society of Women Engineers help you design and build projects and test your results. Can you improve your design? Learn how! Fee includes snack and patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Eversource, Berlin When: Sunday, 5/5/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 4/18/2019 Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 20/60 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Girl Scout Cadette Events GRADES 6-8

The Cadette Experience

A well-rounded Girl Scout Cadette experience allows Girl Scouts to explore the four program pillar areas: STEM, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship, and Life Skills. But it’s not just what Girl Scouts do; it’s how they do it. Cadettes blaze the trails, earn badges and try new experiences, and grow as leaders as they tackle issues they care about. They can also earn the Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette can earn. Girl-led: Cadettes decide what they want to do and can choose which events they would like to attend. Learning by Doing: At events, Cadettes are engaged and actively participate in hands-on experiences. Cooperative Learning: We encourage Cadettes to interact with Sister Girl Scouts in paired and group activities. Remember to check the Multi-level section on page 54 for additional events Cadettes can attend. The program resources on page 86 can support your troop meeting or individual experience.

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Adventures in Leadership We need healthy leaders to help us navigate challenges in our lives, and others need us to lead them in their struggles. Through fun activities on the ground, thrilling adventures on our ropes courses, zipline, and quiet times for reflection, we will explore leadership. We will reflect on how to choose a good leader, how to be a good follower, and how to encourage and support those who might be struggling in their leadership roles. Cadettes will create a special token to take with them as a reminder to apply what they’ve learned everywhere they go. There will be a one-hour break for lunch, which is provided. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult)

While an event may fall into more than one of the Four Pillar categories, we’ve selected the pillar(s) that best defines the event. You’ll find one or more of these icons near each event.

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Saturday, 10/27/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 10/12/2018 Fee: $50 girls $15 adults Min./Max.: 10/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Adventures in Leadership Optional Overnight This is an optional overnight for girls participating in the Adventures in Leadership event. Cadettes will have additional team building and leadership experiences. We will be staying in the Metcalf Lodge. Participants will need general overnight supplies and a bag dinner. A continental breakfast will be provided. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individual w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Friday, 10/26/2018 - Saturday, 10/27/2018 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Register by: 10/12/2018 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 10/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Astronomy Overnight for Cadettes This is an excellent opportunity to complete portions of the Galactic Explorer patch. Start in the afternoon with solar observing and making diagrams of sunspots, solar flares, prominences, etc. In the evening, view the night sky and make planispheres to find objects of interest. Plan to stay up late to enjoy the cold, crisp, winter air. Rise early to observe objects of interest and do more solar observing to see how much the sun has rotated overnight. Dress warmly. Bring a bagged dinner and we’ll provide breakfast and hot cocoa. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Thursday, 12/27/2018 - Friday, 12/28/2018 Time: Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - Friday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 12/11/2018 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 6/32 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Become a Girlz RULE® facilitator! GSOFCT offers adults workshops in Girlz R.U.L.E.® team-building challenges focused increasing communication skills and fostering positive relationships. Team challenges are an active fun way to help foster a sense of community & respect within the troop. Due to the nature of the workshop (we play!) a minimum of ten adults (or Senior/Ambassadors) are needed. If interested in scheduling or attending a workshop, contact customercare@gsofct.org.

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Babysitting for Cadettes This is a seven-hour program that follows the American Red Cross Babysitting program. Girls will learn first first aid, CPR, and general childcare. It also discusses entrepreneurship and how to manage a babysitting business. This program also meets several of the requirements for the Cadette Babysitting and First Aid Badges. Cadettes who successfully complete the practical evaluation and written exam are eligible to receive an American Red Cross certification which is valid for two years. Fee includes textbook and ceritfication card. (For Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 12/16/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register by: 12/1/2018 Fee: $50 girls $5 adults MIn./Max.: 6/12 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Cadettes in the Outdoors Get outside, Cadettes! In small groups, Cadettes will complete several requirements for their Trees, Trailblazing, Outdoor Art Apprentice badges, and more! Leave with memories, new skills, ideas to continue the fun, and a special patch for the day. Adults will take part in concurrent workshops. Helping adults will facilitate station activites based on outlines received prior to the day. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 10/21/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2018 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults $0 helping adults Min./Max.: 60/100 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Cadette Outdoor Art Audubon will provide watercolor and acrylic paints, brushes, pencils, and paper. Girl Scouts must provide other desired art supplies. Please bring your own camera; smartphones are acceptable to use as cameras. Helps accomplish Steps 1, 3, 4. *Badge not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 10/20/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Cadette Trees Get to know trees! During this program, you will learn the parts of a tree, learn how to identify trees on the sanctuary, and see the many different benefits of trees. *Badge is not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 10/13/2018 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/25 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Cadette Wearable Tech In this workshop, come learn what wearable tech is and create a piece of your own to take home! You probably have already encountered some form of wearable tech, from fitness trackers to smartwatches, we’ll discuss how this technology can be useful and can impact the environment. For a green twist, we’ll be using recycled and reusable materials. Adult helpers are free of charge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 11/11/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/24/2018 Fee: $25 girls $5 adults $0 helping adults Min./Max.: 15/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Cadette Wild Ecology Frogs, dragonflies, salamanders, diving beetles, and turtles! The Arboretum pond is filled with life! Learn about water quality and explore this habitat. Get up-close using magnifying glasses and pond nets to meet these critters. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford When: Monday, 10/8/2018 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 9/25/2018 Fee: $14 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Program Aide & LIA for Cadettes Leader in Action (LIA). This award is earned as you guide Girl Scout Brownies through their Journey. Share your organizational skills, teach them an important part of the journey, guide them as they take action, and help them reflect on what they did. Cadettes interested in doing this are encouraged to attend a service unit meeting and ask to be connected to a local Brownie troop. Program Aide. To earn a Program Aide Award, Cadettes follow these steps: 1. Earn one LIA award 2. Complete a leadership course, which will help you learn how to work with children and also gain a deeper understanding of a specialty area, such as, STEM, outdoors, games, or adapting activities for Girl Scouts with challenges. 3. Work directly with a group(s) of girls over the course of six sessions. If you are interested in leadership resources or workshops, contact Customer Care. Materials can be implemented by troop adults, or for a fee, workshop arrangements may be made for groups of 15 or more Cadettes. Contact customercare@gsofct.org for details.

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Canoeing Adventure for Cadettes For Cadettes who have some experience canoeing and want a little more adventure. We’ll gather the night before to prepare for our canoe trip across Lake Candlewood. In the morning we’ll set off for the distant shore and spend the day on the beach or exploring the shore. We’ll also do some outdoor cooking while we’re there. Participants will need a bag dinner; breakfast and lunch will be provided. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Friday, 6/14/2019 - Saturday, 6/15/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 4:00 p.m. Register by: 5/30/19 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Tuesday, 6/18/2019 - Wednesday, 6/19/2019 Time: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. Register by: 6/4/2019 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Wednesday, 8/7/2019 - Thursday, 8/8/2019 Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. Register by: 7/24/2019 Fee: $50 girls $20 adults Min./Max.: 6/20 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Climbing Tower Challenge Cadettes will tackle the climbing tower and work together to reach the top. Please wear sneakers and close-fitting clothes that allow for free movement. Helmets will be worn by all participants. Necklaces, rings, and bracelets should be left at home. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 11/18/2018 Time: 9:00 2a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 11/3/2018 Fee: $40 girls $40 climbing adults $5 adults Min./Max.: 8/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 4/28/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 4/13/2019 Fee: $40 girls $40 climbing adults, $5 adults Min./Max.: 8/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows GSOFCT offers Warm Weather Boating Facilitator classes, which meet requirements for boating facilitation. Go to gsofct.org and click on the Volunteer tab, Volunteer Training, and Training Schedule for available dates. Contact customercare@gsofct.org for additional information. Remember that this can be done by any troop or service unit adult member. Trainings can be considered a troop expense. Girl Scouts may vote to use their troop funds to cover expenses like this.

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C Engineer Your Own Girl Scout Patch at Yale Join the Society of Women Engineers at Yale University to design and build your own Girl Scout patch! With some simple circuitry, we will light up a series of LEDs and create colorful, controllable electronic patches. We will also be hosting an optional parent session, where we will discuss strategies to encourage girls to pursue their interests in STEM. Further details and registration can be found here: https://www.engineeringday.com/gsday2018 (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Yale University, New Haven When: Saturday, 11/3/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/19/2018; Register with Community Program Partner at www.engineeringday.com/gsday2018 Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 10/35 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Engineers to the Rescue! At night, get to know Cadettes from around the state as you complete design challenges at Pattagansett. After breakfast, it’s Engineers to the Rescue! The scenario: Your group is camping at Yellowstone and there is an earthquake. Survival skills meet science as you design water filters, wind powered cranks, and a safe shelter. Work with members of the Society of Women Engineers to solve the problems you face. Activities will take place in the comforts of the lodge. Fee includes breakfast and patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Friday, 1/25/2019 - Saturday, 1/26/2019 Time: Friday, 6:30 p.m. - Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Register by: 1/9/2019 Fee: $28 girls $19 adults Min./Max.: 15/60 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean, Dani LaChance

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Epocolypse! The zombies are everywhere, you’ve seen them! Cadettes will work together on the archery range and challenge course as they learn to work together, pool their resources, and escape the zombies! (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 11/10/2018 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 10/26/2018

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 3/31/2019 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 3/17/2019

Fee: $15 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 6/14 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Exploring the Shore Equipped with the tools of an ecologist, girls explore the coastal ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Using scientific equipment, girls will conduct their own fieldwork, collect fish, jellies, shrimp, and algae with seine nets, and log data on air and water chemistry. This hands-on experience allows girls to be the scientists as they investigate how the organisms and nonliving parts of an ecosystem are all interconnected. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 10/15/2018 Fee: $14 girls $14 adults Min./Max.: 20/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Fire Building: Cadettes Girls will have the opportunity to build a fire and practice lighting a match. Learn how to build the A frame, teepee, and the log cabin. (For: Troops, Individuals) Where: Katoya, Milford When: Sunday, 10/14/2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 3/31/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 3/22/2019 Fee: $12 girls no adults Min./Max.: 12/25 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

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Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 11/11/2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 11/2/2018


C Follow the Arrow On this one-night overnight, Cadettes will be doing archery indoors! Girls will learn how to maintain archery equipment and make archery-related crafts. Girls will also have time to relax and enjoy camp. Several badge requirements will also be satisfied. Participants need to bring a bag supper. Breakfast and lunch will be prepared by participants. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Friday, 1/18/2019 - Saturday, 1/19/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 3:00 p.m.

When: Saturday, 1/19/2019 - Sunday, 1/20/2019 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Register by: 1/4/2019 Fee: $50 girls $20 adults Min./Max.: 10/24 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

It All Adds Up at Travelers! Where were you when the lights went out? Or the blizzard hit? Or the hurricane crashed through? Build your own dwelling, then see how it survives these disasters! Learn how insurance works to protect us. Fee includes lunch and patch. Parking fees are generously covered by Women in Actuarial and Analytics. (For: Troops, Individual w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Travelers, Hartford When: Monday, 10/8/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Register by: 9/24/2018 Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 10/40 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

It’$ My Money Make your money grow! Do you want to have money saved? Learn the difference between wants and needs from Author Patrina Dixon of It’s My Money Journal. Do you want to learn fun ways to budget your money so you can have enough to take care of your needs (things you have to do) and wants (things you would like to do)? (For Troops, Individuals, No Adults) Where: North Haven Service Center, North Haven When: Sunday, 12/2/2018 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Register by: 11/16/2018 Fee: $10 girls no adults Min./Max.: 20/30 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

GSOFCT offers Archery facilitation trainings. If something “clicked” when you went to an archery event, consider asking an adult from your troop to become an archery facilitator. Archery can be done at all GSOFCT camps. Why limit the fun to one event or camporee? Having a trained facilitator provides flexibility in scheduling as well as more opportunity for girls to progress in the sport. Trainings can be considered a troop expense. Girl Scouts may vote to use their troop funds to cover expenses like this.

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Letterboxing Overnight Have your artwork featured in Letterboxes! Learn all about letterboxing at Camp Laurel while helping prepare letterboxes to be planted at Laurelei’s Letterboxing events in September. We will spend some time searching for letterboxes at camp (weather permitting) and then plan and carve the stamps for the letterboxing event at Camp Laurel. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Saturday, 2/2/2019 - Sunday, 2/3/2019 Time: Saturday, 2:00 p.m. - Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Register by: 1/16/2019 Fee: $20 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Mobile STEM Lab: Forensics - Cadettes Hop aboard the Mobile STEM Lab - coming to us at An-Se-Ox! Cadettes, work toward your Special Agent badge as you analyze fingerprints and hair fibers, extract DNA, and identify unknown substances. Adults may drop off, or stay for their own STEM workshop, separate from the girls. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Register by: 10/15/2018 Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/32 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Outdoor Cooking: Cadettes Girls will have the opportunity to cook with different styles of cooking, a foil packet, propane stove, and reflector oven. Girls will need to bring a metal Mess Kit in order to do this class. (For: Troops, Individuals) Where: Katoya, Milford When: Sunday, 10/14/2018 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 11/11/2018 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 11/2/2018

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 3/31/2019 Time: 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Register by: 3/22/2019 Fee: $12 girls no adults Min./Max.: 12/25 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

3 for FREE! All troops are invited to reserve a campsite or building for up to 3 hours for free from 3:00 p.m. on Sunday until 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Please note: This does not apply to troop money-earning activities.

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STEM Ocean Science I Discover how you are connected to the water around you through science! Participate in a hands-on lab to demonstrate the ease of plastic movement from your home directly into the ocean environment, and apply your watershed knowledge to build your own watershed. This class is the pre-requisite for STEM Ocean Science II. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing Foundation, Stonington When: Saturday, 5/11/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/26/2019 Fee: $38 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

STEM Ocean Science II Continue learning about your watershed and the water cycle by kayaking. All Girl Scouts must have taken the STEM Ocean Science I class in either June 2018 or May 2019 to be eligible to take this class. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing Foundation, Stonington When: Saturday, 6/22/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 6/7/2019 Fee: $38 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Tour the Center for Healthcare Education at Sacred Heart University Come tour the Healthcare Center at Sacred Heart and be trained as a student nurse! We will tour the building and have stationed activities to practice how to be a nurse and healthcare training. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the medical field and gain on-campus exposure to college education! Patch, snacks, and drinks are included. Please alert us of any allergies on the RSVP form. Pictures will be taken at the event and posted to our social media, please contact our Vice President Community Service with any questions or concerns. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Sacred Heart Center for Healthcare Education building. This building is off of main campus at 4000 Park Avenue Fairfield When: 12/1/2018 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/bWueDu7JpBkNOOwD2 Register by: 11/23/2018 Fee: $0 girls $0 adults Min./Max.: 15/80 Coordinator: Makenzie Moore, Kappa Delta’s Vice President of Community Service, etanucs@gmail.com

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Seniors & Ambassadors Events GRADES 9-10, 11-12

The Seniors & Ambassadors Experience

A well-rounded Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador experience allows Girl Scouts to explore the four program pillar areas: STEM, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship, and Life Skills. But it’s not just what Girl Scouts do; it’s how they do it. Seniors and Ambassadors explore the world around them, and go on adventures, and travel to amazing places. They are positive role models, mentor younger girls, and tackle international issues. Seniors and Ambassadors can also earn the Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Girl-led: Seniors and Ambassadors decide what they want to do and can choose which events they would like to attend. Learning by Doing: At events, Seniors and Ambassadors are engaged and actively participate in hands-on experiences. Cooperative Learning: We encourage Seniors and Ambassadors to interact with Sister Girl Scouts in paired and group activities. Remember to check the Multi-level section on page 58 for additional events Seniors and Ambassadors can attend. The program resources on page 86 can support your troop meeting or individual experience.

Looking to Travel? See Destinations and Travel Troop #3 info on page 54.

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Advanced First Aid for Seniors

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While an event may fall into more than one of the Four Pillar categories, we’ve selected the pillar(s) that best defines the event. You’ll find one or more of these icons near each event.

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Saturday, 12/15/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register by: 12/1/2018 Fee: $50 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 6/12 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Advanced Wearable Tech SAm Seniors and Ambassadors! Join us to learn what wearable tech is and create a piece of your own to take home! You probably have already encountered some form of wearable tech, from fitness trackers to smartwatches; we’ll discuss how this technology can be useful and can impact the environment. For this advanced workshop, participants will incorporate electronic components in addition to the standard arduino and LED lights. For a green twist, we’ll be using recycled and reusable materials. Adult helpers are free of charge. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: North Haven Service Center, North Haven When: Sunday, 12/2/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 11/19/2018 Fee: $45 girls $5 adults $0 adult helpers Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Ambassador Water Badge Am The ancient Connecticut River is in our backyard and makes the perfect location to study and appreciate the importance of our freshwater resources. We will examine various freshwater wetlands, including the river and associated stream and pond, and get our feet wet while measuring the water quality of these different yet precious water habitats. This helps accomplish Steps 1 and 3 with opportunity to accomplish Step 2 of the badge. *Badge not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 10/20/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Astronomy Overnight Crew SAm Help Juniors with their Space Science Investigator badge and work on your own Galactic Explorer Patch. Inclement weather? We’ll play Astronomy Jeopardy! Bring a bagged dinner and we’ll supply breakfast and hot cocoa. Dress warmly. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individual w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Wednesday, 12/26/2018 - Thursday, 12/27/2018 Time: Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 12/11/2018 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 6/32 Coordinator:Geoff McLean

CT River four-night Trip for Seniors and Ambassadors SAm Seniors and Ambassors: Are you looking for more adventure on the water? Sunday afternoon, we’ll start at Pattagansett and practice our canoe paddling skills on Pattagansett Lake. We’ll plan our meals, go shopping, and spend the night at camp. Monday morning, we leave for the Connecticut River and spend three nights camping on the water’s edge at approved water access camping areas. Friday morning, we paddle back to our put-in site and return to camp. Participants should be comfortable with outdoor meal preparation and primitive camping. Fee includes meals and permits. (For Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 6/30/2019 - Friday, 7/5/2019 Time: Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - Friday, 2:00 p.m. Register by: 6/16/2019 Fee: $150 girls $150 adults Min./Max.: 5/12 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

CT River two-night Trip for Seniors and Ambassadors SAm Join us for our fifth annual conoe trip on the Connecticut River. Sunday afternoon, we’ll start at Pattagansett and practice our canoe paddling skills on Pattagansett Lake. We’ll plan our meals, go shopping, and spend the night at camp. Monday morning, we leave for the Hadlyme Ferry Landing to put in in our canoes and head for Seldon Neck. We’ll paddle into quiet inlets, observe local water birds, and enjoy a night by the river. Tuesday morning, paddle back up river and return to camp. Participants should be comfortable with outdoor meal preparation and primitive camping. Fee includes meals and permits. (For Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Sunday, 8/18/2019 - Tuesday, 8/20/2019 Time: Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Register by: 8/4/2019 Fee: $75 girls $75 adults Min./Max.: 5/12 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows Become a Girlz RULE© facilitator! GSOFCT offers Senior/Ambassadors/ Adults workshops in Girlz R.U.L.E.® team-building challenges focused increasing communication skills and fostering positive relationships. Team challenges are an active fun way to help foster a sense of community and respect within the troop. Use your Girlz RULE® facilitator skills with Junior or Cadette Troops or on your own. Due to the nature of the workshop (we play!) a minimum of ten participants is needed. If interested in scheduling a workshop, contact customercare@gsofct.org.

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This hike is four nights and five days on the trail, beginning in West Cornwall, heading to Salisbury, and covering slightly more than half the mileage in Connecticut.

Week-long Hike

On this hike, we will cover the 53 miles that cross through our state! We will gather at the trailhead in Sherman for a gear inspection to ensure everyone is prepared before we head out on our eight-day/seven-night adventure. We plan to cover approximately ten miles per day, on often hilly terrain. When:

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Min./Max.: 4/10 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Cyber Agent SAm How can you help protect the world? Enter the world of cyber! Join us for a day of crime solving using a computer, your smartphone, and virtual reality. Lunch and patch included. Funding provided by International Women’s Forum-CT. (For: Troops, Individuals, no Adults) Where: University of New Haven, West Haven When: Saturday, 10/13/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Fee: $5 girls no adults Min./Max.: 15/20 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Design, Discover, Build, Teach! SAm Seniors and Ambassadors: Explore the different types of engineering, design your own solutions to problems, and build your prototype at Pattagansett. Work with the Society of Women Engineers and Coast Guard Cadets to learn how engineers explore and solve problems using science and technology. Then on Saturday afternoon, teach Brownies about designing and building their own creations. This is a hands-on workshop where the girls will learn design and problem-solving techniques. Bring a bag dinner, your vest or sash for the Brownie program, and personal overnight gear. Snack and Saturday breakfast and lunch provided. Individual girls welcome with health form. Fee includes patch. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Friday, 3/8/2019 - Saturday, 3/9/2019 Time: Friday, 6:30 p.m. - Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Register by: 2/20/2019 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 10/35 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

GSOFCT offers Warm Weather Boating Facilitator classes, which meet requirements for boating facilitation. Go to gsofct.org and click on the Volunteer tab, Volunteer Training, and Training Schedule for available dates. Contact customercare@gsofct.org for additional information. Remember that this can be done by any troop or service unit adult member. Trainings can be considered a troop expense. Girl Scouts may vote to use their troop funds to cover expenses like this.

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Discover the Power to Stress Less SAm Seniors and Ambassadors: Join us for an evening of mental relaxation where we will learn to balance stress in our lives by exploring healthy stress management skills such as art therapy, the creative process, and meditation as tools to help us through life’s obstacles. (For: Individuals, Troops) Where: Laurel, Lebanon Where: Aspetuck, Weston When: Friday, 02/22/2019 When: Friday, 03/08/2019 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: 2/8/2019 Register by: 2/22/2019 Fee: $12 girls No adults Min./Max.: 20/25 Coordinator: Jacklyn Massari

Girl Scout Day at Synchrony SAm Have you ever wondered what happens behind the doors of one of the top financial services companies in the U.S.? Spend the day at Synchrony Financial and learn how we are pioneering the future of financing. You will spend time with executive women leaders to learn about their career paths and with young women who have recently graduated from college to learn how their college experience prepared them for a role in business. And a bonus: You will also work alongside female leaders in the company on a special community service project! Breakfast and lunch generously provided by Synchrony. (For: Troops, Individuals, No Adults) Where: Synchrony Financial Headquarters, Stamford When: Monday, 10/8/2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 9/24/2018 Fee: $5 girls No adults MIn./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Justice Virtual Journey

Am Join Ambassadors from around the state for this unique program. Over the course of eight online sessions every Monday, starting June 3 through July 22, Ambassadors will dive into the Justice Journey covering such issues as environmental justice issues, their ecological footprint, the role of science in environmental issues, government and policy, goal setting, and more. This is an intensive program and girls will be responsible for completing pre and post-work for each session. This is a fresh way to approach a tried and true Journey and will provide girls with additional skills and strategies for networking, time management, and new technologies – all of which are tools needed for earning their Gold Award and in advancing their education. Participants will be mailed the Journey book, which will be critical in completing the Journey, and have access to a Google Classroom where digital copies of all necessary materials, group discussions, and webinar recordings will be held. At the conclusion of the program, girls will be mailed their Sage Award and will be on their way to implementing their Take Action projects. This online session will run eight consecutive weeks on Monday evenings: June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22. *Important* Communication will be directly with the girl. When registering, please include the email address where the girl can be reached. School email addresses do not work with the Google Classroom platform: Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo, etc. work best. (For: Troops, Individuals) Where: Online When: Monday, 6/3/2019 - Monday, 7/22/2019 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 5/20/2019 Fee: $40 girls no adults Min./Max.: 10/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend CREW SAm Come help run the weekend’s activities at Camp Laurel! All levels of letterboxers are welcome with workshops and dozens of boxes hidden all over camp. We’ll even lead night hikes! This event runs rain or shine.  Event patch and meals included.  Choose to stay until Sunday at no extra charge.  (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 9/27/2019 - Sunday, 9/29/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 9/9/2019 Fee: $15 girls $7 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Paddle Away! SAm Come on an exciting stand up paddle boarding or kayaking adventure with NESSF! Discover the origins of these fun sports and all the gear needed to participate. The experienced instructors will teach you how to choose the appropriate environment for your skill level, and all the basic strokes needed for you to have a safe and fun time on the water. Once comfortable on the water, develop team-building skills through fun games and practice more advanced strokes. Fulfills some requirements for the Senior Paddling badge. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing Foundation, Stonington When: Saturday, 6/15/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 5/29/2019 Fee: $38 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 13/15 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Paddle Daze SAm Seniors and Ambassadors: Come and spend time on Camp Laurel’s calm waters. Try your hand paddling a canoe, a kayak, and a stand up paddleboard! Interested girls will have the opportunity to complete several of the Senior Paddling badge requiments. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Thursday, 8/22/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 8/8/2019 Fee: $20 girls $20 paddling adults $5 adults Min./Max.: 6/20 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Volunteer in Training for Seniors and Ambassadors Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors interested in taking on a leadership role in a troop may do so and earn the Volunteer in Training Award. Girl/Adult ratios must be maintained at meetings. If interested in finding out more about VIT, contact customercare@gsofct.org.

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Car Care for Seniors S Girl Scouts will be introduced to owners/technicians, Tom and Oliver Tyrol, and provided an overview of the two-hour Car Care program at Tyrol Automotive LLC. The program session will include four elements of a Basic Safety Check including tires, lights, fluids, and wiper blades, followed by learning how to change a flat tire. Girls will have hands-on guided experience. Safety glasses and gloves will be provided. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Tyrol Automotive, Manchester When: Saturday, 10/20/2018 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018

Where: Tyrol Automotive, Manchester When: Saturday, 4/27/2019 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register: 4/12/2019

Fee: $3 girls adults free Min./Max.: 2/24 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies, Kittie Tyrol

Senior Locavore Badge S Some of the best ways to care for our environment include watching what we eat and where we obtain it. Eating local food reduces our carbon footprint and is healthier for us, too! Together, we will learn how to grow our own food, identify some local edible plants, discuss the benefits to habitat and human health, and prepare a simple yet delicious meal with food that we harvest ourselves. We will also share some additional recipes you can take back home. Helps accomplish Steps 1, 2, 3. *Badge not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Saturday, 10/20/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018

When: Saturday, 5/4/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/19/2019

Where: Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Sow What? Virtual Journey S Join Seniors from around the state for this unique program. Over the course of eight online sessions on Mondays, Seniors will dive into the Sow What? Journey covering such issues as food waste, local sources and resources, global hunger, sustainable practices, goal setting, and more. This is an intensive program and girls will be responsible for completing pre and post-work for each session. This is a fresh way to approach a tried and true Journey and will provide girls with additional skills and strategies for networking, time management, and new technologies–all of which are tools needed for earning their Gold Award and in advancing their education. Participants will be mailed the Journey book, which will be critical in completing the Journey, and have access to a Google Classroom where digital copies of all necessary materials, group discussions, and webinar recordings will be held. At the conclusion of the program, girls will be mailed their Sow What? Award and will be on their way to implementing their Take Action projects. *Important* Communication will be directly with the girl. When registering, please include the email address where the girl can be reached. School email addresses do not work with the Google Classroom platform; Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo email addresses work best. (For: Troops, Individuals) Where: Online Where: Online When: Monday, 10/15/2018 - When: Monday, 3/18/2019 Monday, 12/3/2018 Monday, 5/6/2019 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register: 10/1/2018 Register by: 3/4/2019 Fee: $40 girls No adults Min./Max.: 10/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Wilderness First Aid for Ambassadors Am The Wilderness First Aid program is a 16-hour program delivered over two days and follows the American Red Cross curriculum which includes CPR. Ambassadors who successfully complete the practical evaluation and written exam are eligible to receive an American Red Cross WFA certification which is valid for two years. This program satisfies several Ambassador First Aid Badge requirements. Girls will need to bring a bag lunch each day. Fee includes textbook, quick reference card and certification cards. (For Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Saturday, 4/13/2019 - Sunday, 4/14/2019 Time: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 3/29/2019 Fee: $75 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 6/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

WFA: Optional Overnight Am This is an optional overnight for girls participating in the Wilderness First Aid program. Girls will have time to practice skills learned and enjoy camp. We will be staying in the Spence Lodge. Participants will need general overnight supplies and a bag dinner. A continental breakfast will be provided. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individual w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Saturday, 4/13/2019 - Sunday, 4/14/2019 Time: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Register by: 3/29/2019 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 6/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

GSOFCT Outdoor Adventure Group Open to registered Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors. May be Individually Registered Girls or in a troop. Maximum troop size 20 girls. Parent/Guardians are asked to support group activities as chaperones, drivers, or other supportive roles. Fees will be dependent on activities chosen by the group. Proposed schedule Meeting night is Friday at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Waterbury Service Center or web conference: Activity day/optional overnight October 26 and/or 27 November 16 and/or 17 Group to decide on date for activity February 15-17 Winter Camping/Op Snowflake MA March 29 and/or 30 April 26 and/or 27 May 17 and/or 18 June 21 and/or 22

Available activities may include: Archery, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, ropes challenge course, climbing tower, hiking, backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, winter camping, or a combination of these activites. Additional dates and activities may be available based on group interest, i.e. summer activities or longer duration trips. If your whole troop is interested in adventure, you may wish to have adults trained in these areas to facilitate adventures with us on your own schedule. Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

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Travel Global Girl Scouts We are sisters to every other Girl Scout and Girl Guide around the world! Through Global Girl Scouts, we discover our similarities, differences, and the Girl Scout experience we all share. Did you know Girl Scouts have a home in India? Is your service unit interested in learning about Global Girl Scouting? We can bring Sangam to you! Sangam is one of the five World Centres maintained by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). It is located in Pune, India, and we can bring a taste of Sangam right to your troop or service unit meeting! Contact program@gsofct.org to discuss arranging for a facilitator to visit. Try on Indian clothes, play games, and do a craft while learning about Sangam, India, and WAGGGS. Fees are charged to help cover associated costs.

Destinations Girl Scout Destinations are travel programs available to individual Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Each girl applies individually, and on her trip, she will have the opportunity to meet girls from all over the U.S., and sometimes from around the world! Whether domestic or international, these trips can be life-changing experiences. Applications are now online! Apply on the destinations website http://forgirls.girlscouts. org/travel/take-a-trip/destinations/. You must be a registered Girl Scout. Application deadlines: August 15-December 1, 2018: Round 1 Applications December 21, 2018: Destinations hosts will notify Round 1 applicants of their status. February 15, 2019: Deadline for Round 2 applications (to fill any remaining spots) March 4, 2019: Destination hosts will notify Round 2 applicants of their status. Based on need, number of applicants, and availability of resources, partial financial assistance may be available. It is also appropriate to discuss with your troop the possibility of using Product Sales funds to support these experiences. Girls are encouraged to participate in other Money Earning Activities. For more information on Destinations, please contact Melissa Ilies at milies@gsofct.org

Travel Troop # 3 Happy 40th Birthday (1978-2018) This is an exciting opportunity for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and adults to make new friendships through the adventures of travel. Whether you’re an individually registered Girl Scout or a member of a troop, you can also be in Travel Troop #3! Girl Scouts are guided through the various aspects of trip planning and are encouraged to participate in a variety of trips/events. Organizational meetings are held at the Middletown Police Department, 222 Main Street in Middletown. Presently, we have over 200 active members and welcome more! Initial dues of $15 plus application provides full membership. Cooperation and participation are required in order for Travel Troop #3 to flourish. Our 2018-19 meetings are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on 9/12/2018 (Wed), 10/23/2018 (Tues), 12/5/2018 (Wed), 1/21/2019 (Mon), 3/13/2019 (Wed), 4/23/2019 (Tues), 6/5/2019 (Wed). Representatives should be sent from your group to obtain updates on all Travel Troop #3 opportunities. ***New members are invited to all meetings. Please join us as early as possible in the year to gain the full experience!*** Possible trips and events for 2018-2019 include Okemo Ski/Board Winter Weekend; Camp Hi Rock Work Weekends; Butternut Day or Weekend January 2019; Pine Grove Dude Ranch Weekend Spring 2019; Zoar Gap with Camping, Rafting & Zip Lines Summer 2018; Camping at Hammonasset; Nantucket Weekend Hosteling/ Biking September 2019; Glacier National Park Camping/Exploring June/July 2020. To learn more, visit http://traveltroop3.weebly.com/. Or contact Maureen Francescon at (860) 301-6424 FrancesconMoe@aol.com.

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Service Awards Community Service Bar in Girl Scouts Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are able to earn these service bars by volunteering locally or at a council level. At a council level, assistance is often needed preparing for events, assisting at younger girl events, or general office work. If you are interested in earning this award, and/or have volunteer hours to do for school or other organizations, and would like to know what options are available at the council level, contact customercare@ gsofct.org. At a local level, speak with your troop co-leader, service unit manager, or attend a leader’s meeting and discuss where you can provide service. More information about these awards is in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

A W A R D S

Interested in helping at events? Contact Program@ gsofct.org. Service vs. Take Action Service usually helps ease a problem in a short-term manner, and affects a smaller group. Take Action involves identifying root causes for the problem and designing a longer and further-reaching project addressing the problem and creating a more sustainable change. • Collecting dog food for the pound=Service • Educating potential dog owners on pet owner responsibilities, resulting in fewer dogs turned in to the pound = Take Action.

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Girl Scouts Highest Awards Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors may earn one of the highest awards – Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Each award challenges a girl to put her leadership skills to work as she takes action to address a community issue. Information about these awards may also be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and at gsofct.org. These are national awards, but each council has their own way of doing things. It is important to know GSOFCT’s processes, deadlines, reporting, etc.

Becoming a

Bronze Award Girl Scout

• The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award earned by a Girl Scout Junior. She may earn it until September 30 of her sixth-grade year. • Girls must first complete a Junior Girl Scout Journey as a prerequisite. • Girls can earn the Bronze Award as a group and their project can be inside or outside the Girl Scout Community. • The Take Action project must address an issue’s root cause and include a suggested minimum of 20 personal hours. • Bronze pins, certificates, and commemorative items can be found at GSOFCT council shops. • There are no GSOFCT-specific forms for this award, nor does it require council-level approval. Contact Customer Care for more information.

Becoming a

Silver Award Girl Scout

• The Silver Award is the highest award earned by a Girl Scout Cadette. She may earn it until September 30 of her ninth-grade year. • Girls must first complete a Cadette Journey as a prerequisite.

• Girls can earn the Silver Award in groups of four, maximum. The project must be outside of Girl Scout community. • Once girls have completed the Journey, they should watch the Silver Award Webinar with their adult advisor to learn about earning the Silver Award. See location below. • The sustainable Take Action Project addresses an issue’s root cause and includes a suggested minimum of 50 hours. • Silver pins, certificates, and commemorative items can be found at GSOFCT Council Shops. • There are no GSOFCT-specific forms for this award, nor does it require council-level approval. Contact Customer Care for more information.

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Becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Each Gold Take Action project is led by one girl. The effort to earn this award expresses a special commitment to one’s self, community, world, and future. Each Gold Award project provides a sustainable solution that addresses a community issue. A girl is a project manager for her project. One project per girl, supported by a team. General information may be found in the Senior and Ambassador Girl’s Guides to Girl Scouting. Necessary GSOFCT-specific information may be found on gsofct.org. Prerequisites to earning the Gold Award include completing either two Senior/Ambassador Journeys, or having earned the Silver Award and completed one Journey. Girls must also attend a Gold Award Webinar before submitting their draft project proposal. Adults are welcome to attend the webinar as well. All Gold Award projects are submitted for approval. Girls are assigned a Gold Award Committee Mentor and are expected to work closely with their mentor. All girls who have earned their Gold Award during the year (completed by March 15) are honored at a council-wide celebration held on the first Sunday in June. During this ceremony, girls are presented with Gold Award certificates and a number of congratulatory letters and certificates from local and national dignitaries. After completing the final Gold Award interview, girls who have earned the Gold Award may plan and participate in a local pinning ceremony. While girls receive their pin from their Gold Award Mentor, other special commemorative Gold Award items may be found at GSOFCT council shops and online shop. For more information, visit gsofct.org.

The following are a few important items to keep in mind. More dates and information are located in the GSOFCT Toolkit: • A Gold Award project must address a community issue. Girls will request a letter of endorsement for their project, stating that the issue and project will help the community. • Begin prerequisite work after July 1 before entering ninth grade. • Last date to submit My Gold Award Draft Project Proposal is May 1 of 12th grade. • Submit My Gold Award Draft Project Proposal within three months of attending a Gold Award Webinar. Allow two to three weeks for Gold Award Mentor Assignment. • Submit Draft Project Proposal within three months after initial meeting with Gold Award Mentor. • Allow six-to-eight weeks for proposal review. • In order to be recognized at the June celebration, final report must be submitted by March 15 of that year. For more information about Gold grants and scholarships, visit gsofct.org. For webinar dates and sign up, visit the Gold Award page on gsofct.org.

Be a Gold Award Mentor! Gold Award Mentors have the opportunity to positively influence and provide direction for the young women interested in tackling issues within their community and striving to improve the lives of others. If you are interested and would like to learn more about being a Gold Award Mentor, please email customercare@gsofct.org. Check out our 2018 Gold Award Girl Scouts and their projects at gsofct.org and search “Gold.”

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Multi-level Events

The Multi-level Experience

Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers council-sponsored programs and events for multiple grade level troops and girls. These events bring together girls from around the state to enjoy an opportunity that they might not be able to create on their own. Please note that each event has a registration deadline and some events may fill before this date. Register for events online at gsofct.org. In this section: D=Daisy (grades K-1); B=Brownie (grades 2-3); J=Junior (grades 4-5); C=Cadette (grades 6-8); S=Senior (grades 9-10); Am=Ambassador (grades 11-12), A=Adult

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A Grand Getaway DBJCSAm Girl Scouts of all ages: Come to camp and bring your grandma, grandpa, or any other outdoor-loving relatives. Create your own schedule. Participate in some of the planned activities, or just kick back and relax with family and new friends. You’ll bring a bag lunch and we’ll provide snacks, Saturday night dinner, and Sunday brunch in the dining hall. Families will call a platform tent or rustic cabin their home base. Camp units and facilities will be shared. You may request “buddy” families. Your group may also opt to stay for Saturday only, leaving after dinner. (For: Families, Individuals w/ Adult) No pets please. Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Saturday, 9/21/2019 - Sunday, 9/22/2019 Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Register by: 8/14/2019 Fee: $35 per person $0 under 5, $25 for Saturday only Min./Max.: 60/180 Coordinator: Linda Kalish

Four Pillars Legend

While an event may fall into more than one of the Four Pillar categories, we’ve selected the pillar(s) that best defines the event. You’ll find one or more of these icons near each event.

Animal Adaptations BJ Have you ever wondered why animals do what they do? Join your fellow Brownies and Juniors to learn about the adaptations that help animals thrive in their habitats through a series of games, activities, and hands-on explorations. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton When: Saturday, 5/18/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 5/1/2019 Fee: $18 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/35 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Annual Meeting April 28, 2019 Oronoque Country Club, Stratford The Annual Meeting is open to all members and is an ideal way to reflect on the achievements of our members as well as stay informed about the important issues facing the organization. Delegates will vote to approve the slate of the GSOFCT Board of Directors and the GSOFCT Board Development Committee. (Right) Our current Girl Board members on the GSOFCT Board of Directors! Girls ages 16 and older can apply in February 2019.

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Archery: Beginner JCSAm Juniors and older attending this workshop will have have an opportunity to learn the basics of archery and range safety. Cadettes who attend are eligible to complete badge requirements. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where:

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Candlewood, New Fairfield Saturday, 10/13/2018 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 10/1/2018 Candlewood, New Fairfield Saturday, 10/13/2018 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 10/1/2018 Merrie-Wood, Manchester Saturday, 10/13/2018 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 10/1/2018 Merrie-Wood, Manchester Saturday, 10/13/2018 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 10/1/2018

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Rocky Craig, Stamford Rocky Craig, Stamford

Saturday, 10/13/2018 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 10/1/2018 Saturday, 10/13/2018 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 10/1/2018

Carlson, Bristol Carlson, Bristol

Sunday, 10/14/2018 Sunday, 10/14/2018

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 10/1/2018 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 10/1/2018

Pattagansett, East Lyme Pattagansett, East Lyme

Sunday, 10/14/2018 Sunday, 10/14/2018

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 10/1/2018 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 10/1/2018

Yankee Trails, Tolland Yankee Trails, Tolland

Sunday, 10/14/2018 Sunday, 10/14/2018

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 10/1/2018 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 10/1/2018

Aspetuck, Weston Aspetuck, Weston

Saturday, 5/4/2019 Saturday, 5/4/2019

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 4/22/2019 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/22/2019

Carlson, Bristol Carlson, Bristol

Saturday, 5/4/2019 Saturday, 5/4/2019

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 4/22/2019 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/22/2019

Yankee Trails, Tolland Yankee Trails, Tolland

Saturday, 5/4/2019 Saturday, 5/4/2019

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 4/22/2019 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/22/2019

Katoya, Milford Katoya, Milford

Sunday, 5/5/2019 Sunday, 5/5/2019

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 4/22/2019 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/22/2019

Merrie-Wood, Manchester Sunday, 5/5/2019 Merrie-Wood, Manchester Sunday, 5/5/2019

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 4/22/2019 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/22/2019

Pattagansett, East Lyme Pattagansett, East Lyme

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 4/22/2019 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/22/2019

Sunday, 5/5/2019 Sunday, 5/5/2019

Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 6/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Archery: Field Archery Challenge JCSAm Archers, Juniors and up, will travel in small groups along a wooded path and test their archery skills on targets with a variety of distances and angles. All archers must have some experience prior to attending this event. There will be staggard start times allowing groups to move along the course. Groups will be supervised by a certified archery facilitator at all times. Archers will have time to practice on the traditional range prior to starting off on the trail. Adults registering may have time to shoot, however preference will be given to girl participants. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Carlson, Bristol When: Sunday, 9/15/2019 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 9/1/2019 Fee: $20 adults $10 adults Min./Max.: 12/30 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

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Aviation Adventures BJ Learn about women aviators, climb aboard a real aircraft, take the controls at a flight simulator, build your own aircraft, and much more! Connects to Fling Flyer Design Challenge and Playing the Past badges. Fee includes fun patch and museum admission. Open to Brownies and Juniors. Girl Scout uniforms optional, a brown bag lunch is required. Minimum: 10 Girl Scouts Maximum: 20 Girl Scouts. Registration closes one week prior to workshop or when the workshop sells out, whichever happens first. Register by calling (860) 623-3305 x313 or emailing agparks@aneam.org. Where: When: New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks Saturday, 9/29/2018 New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks Saturday, 1/5/2019 New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks Saturday, 2/2/2019 New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks Saturday, 6/1/2019

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Register by: 9/21/2018 12/28/2018 1/25/2019 5/24/2019

Register with Community Program Partner Fee: $25 girls $15 adults Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Aviation Overnight BJCSAm Sleepover at the New England Air Museum! Overnight activities include climb-aboard Open Cockpit Experiences in real aircraft, hands-on Build & Fly challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, Aircraft Quests, and more! Participants receive free admission to the New England Air Museum the day your overnight ends, as well as half-price admission for immediate family members. Fee also includes an evening snack and hot breakfast, plus a commemorative patch for all participants. Reservations are first-come, first-serve with a $25 per person deposit required to reserve a spot. NEAM Overnights sell out quickly, so it’s best to reserve early! $55 per person. Minimum: 70 people Maximum: 160 people. Registration closes one month prior to overnight or when overnight sells out, whichever happens first. Register by calling (860) 623-3305 x313 or emailing agparks@neam.org. Where: New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks When: Friday, 6/7/2019 - Saturday, 6/8/2019 Time: Friday, 5:30 p.m. - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Register by: 5/3/2019; Register with Community Program Partner Fee: $55 girls $55 adults Min./Max.: 70/160 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Beardsley Zoo Older Girl Scout Campout CSAm Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: Come camp out at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo! Join us for a jam-packed night featuring animal encounters, carousel rides, pizza dinner, a nocturnal hike with night vision, scavenger hunts, movie, and to finish the night, sleep under the stars in your tent. A hot breakfast will be provided in the morning and enjoy free admission to the zoo the next day! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport When: Friday, 9/28/2018 - Saturday, 9/29/2018 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Register by: 9/14/2018 Fee: $65 girls $65 adults Min./Max.: 20/40 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Beardsley Zoo: Animal Day DB Daisies and Brownies: Explore the connections between animals, water, and plants while playing games, visiting the many exhibits, and enjoying a spin on the carousel! Learn how the zoo helps endangered animals and even meet an animal up close. Spend the rest of the day exploring the zoo on your own. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 4/6/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 3/22/2019 Fee: $30 girls $30 adults Min./Max.: 10/24 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Bird’s the Word CS If you’ve ever wondered why birds chirp, move, and groove the way they do, then this program is for you! Work with Bushy Hill nature experts to learn and understand the world of birds and discover that when it comes to birds, nothing is random. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton When: Sunday, 9/30/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 9/14/2018 Fee: $18 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/35 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Black Holes and Other Absurdities JCSAm Discover what happens when you enter a black hole (if you could). We’ll talk about brave Alice who enters a black hole and Bob the observer of Alice. Learn about dark matter and dark energy. How do we know they exist?  How much do we really know about our universe – were we just some random event started with a Big Bang?  Why did the Big Bang occur?  What will happen in a trillion years from now? Are there other universes out there?  Multiverses anyone? (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 1/11/2019 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 1/4/2019 Fee: $5 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 6/32 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Blast off! Rocket Design Workshop JC 3…2…1…Blast off! In teams, Juniors and Cadettes will receive a budget and learn how to balance it and write checks. They will use their budget to purchase materials for their rocket design, which they will then launch to test. We will use the Engineering Design Process to plan, build, evaluate, and redesign rockets for optimal launch. Fee includes planetarium show and Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 2/9/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 1/23/2019 Fee: $25 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 35/45 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Boston Museum of Science DBJCSAm Spend the night at the museum! During your overnight, there will be science workshops, hands-on activities, live animals, a late-night show, a planetarium show, an Omni film, and plenty of time to explore the museum. When will the fun end? An evening snack and light breakfast are included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Who: BJC

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Friday, 11/16/2018 - Saturday, 11/17/2018 Friday, 3/15/2019 - Saturday, 3/16/2019 Saturday, 3/23/2019 - Sunday, 3/24/2019 Friday, 4/26/2019 - Saturday, 4/27/2019 Friday, 5/3/2019 - Saturday, 5/4/2019 Saturday, 5/18/2019 - Sunday, 5/19/2019 Saturday, 6/1/2019 - Sunday, 6/2/2019

Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

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Who: JCSAm Saturday, 3/30/2019 - Sunday, 3/31/2019 Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. 3/14/2019 10/100 Who: DBJC

Friday, 6/7/2019 - Saturday, 6/8/2019

Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. 5/23/2019 10/75

Where: Museum of Science, Boston

Fee: $60 girls $60 adults Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

Building Trades 101 CSAm (7th grade and older) Girl Scouts: Grab a hard hat and try out two of these building trades! At this event, Girl Scouts grades seven and higher, participate in two hands-on trades workshops. Professionals help you explore electricity, metal working, painting, plumbing, surveying, welding, and woodworking. See how Connecticut’s Building Trades Apprenticeship Readiness Programs can help prepare you for a paid apprenticeship. Employers are looking to diversify their workforce. Could that be you? A pizza lunch and event patch are included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 777, Meriden When: Saturday, 10/20/2018 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 10/5/2018 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 40/140 Coordinator: Jacklyn Massari

Camp Laurel Back Trails Hike DBJCSAm Everyone is welcome! Come to Camp Laurel and enjoy this beautiful property as we hike the “back trails” of the camp. See a part of camp most visitors do not take the time to explore and enjoy. Learn a little about the history of this Girl Scout Camp that opened in 1955 and has served Girl Scouts for more than 65 years. (For: Families, Individuals w/ Adults, Troops) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 10/25/2018 Fee: Free Min./Max.: 10/30 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

GSOFCT offers Archery facilitation trainings! If something “clicked” when you went to an archery event, consider asking an adult from your troop to become an archery facilitator! Archery can be done at all GSOFCT camps. Why limit the fun to one event or camporee? Having a trained facilitator provides flexibility in scheduling as well as more opportunities for girls to progress in the sport. Trainings can be considered a troop expense. Girl Scouts may vote to use their troop funds to cover these expenses.

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Challenger Moon Mission CS The year is 2040. Your mission? Send a crew of astronauts to the Moon and establish a permanent colony. Astronauts aboard the spacecraft and scientists in mission control must work together to repair a probe, analyze lunar samples, and establish a lunar base while communicating effectively and protecting the health and safety of the crew. Think you’re up for the challenge? Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport When: Friday, 11/2/2018 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: 10/24/2018 Fee: $25 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 30/38 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJC Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes – Can you imagine spending the day at the Connecticut Science Center? Now imagine being here when the lights go out! Enjoy this rare opportunity – explore the exhibits, discover special programs, and set up camp in front of your favorite exhibit during this exclusive after-hours experience. Don’t miss this memorable overnight adventure! Something for all ages! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Who: Ages 5-12 Ages 5-12 Ages 5-12 Ages 5-12

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Saturday, 11/3/2018 Saturday, 3/2/2019 Saturday, 3/23/2019 Saturday, 4/6/2019

Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

Where: Connecticut Science Center, Hartford

Register at: ctsciencecenter.org/programs until full. Fee: $55 girls $55 adults Min./Max.: 0/350 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Constellations and Night Hike JCSAm Most of us know Greek and Roman stories about the constellations. But do you know that Native Americans had their own stories? Take a hike at Camp Laurel at night. When we reach our destination, we’ll turn out the lights and talk about the night, animals, lights, and the human eye. When we’re done, we’ll hike back to the Health Center in the dark! No lanterns, please! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 4/5/2019 Time: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Register by: 3/22/2019 Fee: $5 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 6/32 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

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Constellations of the First Americans DB What animals did the Native Americans see in our sky? Find out with us! Learn some of the constellations that the first Americans created. Discover how the stars came to be placed in the sky according to myths and legends. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 11/2/2018 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 10/26/2018 Fee: $5 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 6/32 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Dress a Girl Around the World Sew-A-Thon JC Girls around the world dream of owning one new dress. Juniors and Cadettes will learn how to make simple dresses that will go to at-risk girls around the world. Activities will include sewing dresses and preparing them for shipping. Come learn how to sew and make the world a better place! Participants must bring their own sewing machine and a lunch. A limited number of sewing machines may be available to borrow, please inquire. (For: Troops, Indviduals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Candlewood, New Fairflield When: Saturday, 1/12/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 12/28/2018 Fee: $3 girls, adults free Min./Max.: 25/50 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies, Liz Skarzynski

Empower: A Teen Conference CSAm We know older Girl Scouts dream of many things: International adventure, outdoor challenges, successful entrepreneurship, and revitalizing their own communities. What’s your dream, and how will you get there? Join other Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors from around the state and spend a day focusing on the skills that will get you where you want to go. You’ll be able to chat with young women and other experts on how to achieve your goals. (For: Individuals, No Adults) Where: University of New haven, Orange, CT Campus When: Saturday, 11/3/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 10/20/18 Fee: TBD Min./Max.: 60/100 Coordinator: Jacklyn Massari

Eversource Hartford Marathon

25th Running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon

Join Girl Scouts of Connecticut as we #RaceforGSGold on Sunday, October 14! Girl Scouts of Connecticut is partnering with the Hartford Marathon Foundation as a part of the 25th Running of the Eversource Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Team 26.2 Relay, and Charity 5K. You can help by supporting #RaceforGSGold, our college scholarship fund for girls who earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, by joining our team, sponsoring a runner, or helping out on race day. You don’t have to be a running to make a difference on October 14! Join us in the Charity Village for wall climbing fun and athlete support or out on the road at one of many water stops along the course to support our #RaceforGSGold team while getting the word out about the Girl Scout Gold Award. There’s a distance for everyone. Not a runner? In, addition to runners, we’re looking for Girl Scout Seniors, Ambassadors, and Adults to help run the Girl Scout table in Charity Village and to assist at water stations throughout the 26.2 mile course on the day of the race. If you have any questions, please call (800) 922-2770 or email customercare@gsofct.org. To register, see page 3

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Exploration into Health Careers CSAm Healthcare careers are more than what you think! Come find out what healthcare professionals do, why they chose their fields, what type of training they had, and their suggestions for anyone interested in following in their footsteps. Girls must bring permission forms with current emergency numbers. This is a drop-off event. Program fee includes lunch. (For: Troops, Individuals, No Adults) Where: Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury When: Saturday, 11/17/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 11/2/2018 Fee: $20 girls No adults Min./Max.: 25/75 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Exploring Hammonasset JC Explore varied shoreline habitats at Hammonasset State Park with a marine biologist and educator. Use a seine net at the sandy beach and see what you find, explore the tidal pools, seek invasive species, and discover what lurks in the marsh! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Hammonasset State Park, Madison When:

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Thursday, 6/27/2019 Thursday, 7/11/2019 Thursday, 7/18/2019

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

6/14/2019 6/28/2019 7/5/2019

Fee: $15 girls $15 adults Min./Max.: 25/60 Coordinator: Jacque Simpson Gilson

Fairfield SWE Brunch Grades 8-12 Enjoy Sunday brunch while you chat with the young women from the Society of Women Engineers at Fairfield University. How did they get where they are, and what do they love about their fields of study? The Engineering Brunch at Fairfield U event will introduce Girl Scouts in grades 8-12 to engineering fields and roles by providing hands-on demonstrations and activities such as “Tool Clues� to entice girls to pursue a career in engineering and help girls connect the dots from middle or high school to career. (For: Troops, Individuals, No Adults) Where: Fairfield University, Fairfield When: Sunday, 11/18/2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 11/9/2018; Register at fairfieldswe@gmail.com Fee: $5 girls No adults Min./Max.: 12/20 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Fairy Engineers BJ Channel your inner engineer by creating fun fairy homes from what the outside world around you has to offer. Using materials found and collected in nature, work together to design and build fairy houses and furniture. When the sun begins to set, all are invited to take a tour of fairy homes around camp. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford An-Se-Ox, Oxford

When: Sunday, 11/11/2018 Sunday, 4/14/2019

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Register by: 10/27/2018 3/31/2019

Fee: $10 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 45/100 Coordinator: Jacque Simpson Gilson

Fall Fling Campout in your Backyard (patch only) DBJCSAm Join girls all over Connecticut for our annual fall Great Girl Scout Campout - a one-night overnight anywhere you like! Participation patch included. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Anywhere When: Saturday, 9/28/2019 - 9/29/2019 Register by: 9/14/2019 Fee: $5 per patch Min./Max.: 1/400 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Fall Fling Campout at Aspetuck DBJCSAm Join girls all over Connecticut for our annual fall Great Girl Scout Campout - a one-night overnight! If you don’t have a backyard, join us at Camp Aspetuck. Co-leaders must have completed appropriate training to attend with their troop. Families and individuals with an adult must be comfortable in a rustic camping environment. Participation patch included. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Aspetuck, Weston When: Saturday, 9/28/2019 - Sunday, 9/29/2019 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 9/14/2019 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 20/60 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Franken-Toys Ages 9-11 Dissect different toys and stuffed animals to discover how they work and move. Then choose unrelated parts and pieces to put together to design and create your own Franken-toy. Fee includes general admission for participants. (For: Troops, Individuals, No Adults; this is a drop-off event) Where: Connecticut Science Center, Hartford When: Saturday, 10/27/2018 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/15/2018 Fee: $20 girls, No adults Min./Max.: 16/20 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Get Set DBJ Meet the sisters of Phi Sigma Rho! Get Set exposes Girl Scout Juniors to engineering and STEM fields with fun experiments related to various fields of engineering. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: UConn, Storrs When: Sunday, 11/11/2018 Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 11/1/2018; Register with Community Program Partner until full by emailing psrtheta.directorofservice@gmail.com. Fee: No fee, but registration is required Min./Max.: 5/45 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Science Center DBJCSAm What could be better than spending the day at the Connecticut Science Center? Spend the day at the Connecticut Science Center and earn a special Girl Scout patch by participating in themed activities! For all Girl Scout levels. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Connecticut Science Center, Hartford When: Saturday, 12/8/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register with Community Program Partner. See GSOFCT event list online for registration. Fee: Girls and Adults $14 in advance; $16.95 at the door Min./Max.: 0/N/A Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Girl Scout Hackathon JC Code for a cause—no coding experience necessary! Girls work in teams with a computer science mentor and a nonprofit to brainstorm and develop a prototype smartphone app that will benefit the work of their nonprofit. Lunch, snack, and patch included. This event is for Juniors and Cadettes. (For: Troops, Individuals; Adults may drop off or volunteer to help for the day) Where:

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Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm It’s an open house and everyone is welcome! Come to Girl Scouts of Connecticut: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History, located in the North Haven Service Center. The museum houses a collection of dolls in replica uniforms, local and international items, historical uniforms, accessories, and more. View the Golden Eaglet short film, try on some uniforms, or do a hands-on activity or scavenger hunt. While the museum is open upon request for self-guided use, during the open house, the GSOFCT historical commitee will bring out additional themed items of interest. Registration will help ensure that we’re preared for your visit. Groups must pre-register. September: Seniors and Ambassadors; October: Juniors and Cadettes; November: Daisies and Brownies; February: Legacy Housatonic and Southwestern CT council areas; March: Legacy CT Trails and CT Yankee Council areas; April: Legacy CT Valley and Northwestern CT council areas. No registration is needed. No fee to attend. Open to all. Museum patches available, donations welcome. (For: Families, Individuals w/ Adult, Troops) Where:

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North Haven Service Center, North Haven North Haven Service Center, North Haven North Haven Service Center, North Haven North Haven Service Center, North Haven North Haven Service Center, North Haven North Haven Service Center, North Haven

Sunday, 9/9/2018 Sunday, 10/14/2018 Sunday, 11/11/2018 Sunday, 2/10/2019 Sunday, 3/10/2019 Sunday, 4/14/2019

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

9/4/2018 10/5/2018 11/6/2018 2/5/2019 3/5/2019 4/8/2019

Fee: Free Min./Max.: 0/60 Coordinator: GSOFCT Historical Committee

Girl Scout Seder DBJ The Passover Seder is one of the most celebrated events in the Jewish calendar! Join us for a girl power evening with activities that will teach us about Passover, freedom, and making the world a better place. Our traditional meal includes holiday favorites like matzah balls and macaroons! Girl Scouts of all faiths are welcome and we will be earning our My Promise, My Faith pins. Pins not included. (Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Sterling House Community Center, Stratford When: Tuesday, 4/23/2019 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 4/8/2019 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 30/60 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies, Anne Tranquilli-Bausher

Girl Scouts in Aviation: Tour of Groton-New London Airport

JCS Come fly with us—without leaving the ground! Join us for a tour of Groton-New London Airport to learn about careers in aviation. Visit the air traffic control tower, Army National Guard Helicopter Repair, and Survival Systems Training facility. Get ready to spread your wings! (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Groton-New London Airport, Groton When: Saturday, 5/4/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 4/18/2019 Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 20/50 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Haunted Hike DBJCSAm Spooky Halloween fun hiking among witches, ghouls, and goblins! Wicked witches, evil fairies, goblins, and ghouls all lurk in the woods at Katoya when Halloween is near! A snack and Halloween treat are provided. Groups of 10 hikers start every few minutes and groups are taken on a first come, first-serve basis. If your group is larger than ten people, it will be divided. The hike lasts about 20 minutes. You may purchase your patch at the event for $2 (please bring cash for this). Extra tickets are available at the door for $10. Saturday day times are less scary. Please carpool! (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Katoya, Milford Katoya, Milford Katoya, Milford Katoya, Milford

When: Friday, 10/26/2018 Saturday, 10/27/2018 Saturday, 10/27/2018 Saturday, 10/27/2018

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Register by: 10/22/2018 Fee: $7 girls $7 adults $7 other Min./Max.: 50/600 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Haunted Hike: (Area/Building/Tent) Crew CSAm Work as a troop or bring a group of friends and family together to create a spooky, creepy, Halloween scene. This requires a commitment for the full event as well as set-up and clean-up time. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adults and friends, Families) Where: Katoya, Milford When: Friday, 10/26/2018 and Saturday, 10/27/2018 Time: Friday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, 12:30 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: 10/11/2018 Fee: Free Min./Max.: 8/170 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Haunted Hike: Behind the Scenes CSAm Before set-up: Come help create the Haunted Hike. Help assemble creatures, deploy throughout the trail, and decorate spaces. After clean-up: Help bring all the decorations back from the woods and sort and pack items to preserve them for next year! (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Katoya, Milford When: Thursday, 10/25/2018 Time: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 10/19/2018 Fee: Free Min./Max.: 0/60 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

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DBJCSAm Decorate a pumpkin to be placed in the goblin village for the Haunted Hike event. Pumpkins may be picked up at Katoya on Sunday afternoon.

Where: Katoya, Milford When: Wednesday, 10/24/2018 Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Register by: 10/15/2018 Fee: $7 girls adults free Min./Max.: 10/30 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Haunted Hike: Extras DBJCSAm Make your scare creatures at home, at your meeting place, AND/OR decorate or carve pumpkins for the pumpkin display. Then bring your creations to camp and place them to be part of the fun. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Katoya, Milford When: Thursday, 10/25/2018 Time: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 10/19/2018 Fee: Free Min./Max.: 0/60 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Haunted Hike: Tour Guides CSAm Want to wear a costume? Love Halloween? Are you a bit of an actor? Then be a tour guide! You and a co-tour guide lead groups of brave hikers on their adventure through the Haunted Hike. Patch included. (For: Individuals, Troops) Where: Katoya, Milford When: Friday, 10/26/2018 Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Where: Katoya, Milford When: Saturday, 10/27/2018 Time: 12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Register by: 10/19/2018 Fee: $2 girls Min./Max.: 10/80 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Haunted Hike: Trail Ghouls CSAm Want to scare people? Wear a costume? Love Halloween? Then be a trail ghoul! You will be assigned an area along the trail–behind a tree, on a bench, or behind a wall–where you can scare unsuspecting hikers. If there is a need for additional tour guides, trail ghouls will be assigned tour guide duties. Patch included. (For: Individuals, Troops) Where: Katoya, Milford When: Friday, 10/26/2018 or Saturday, 10/27/2018 Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Register by: 10/19/2018 Fee: $2 girls Min./Max.: 4/30 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

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Healthy Habitats JC Juniors and Cadettes: Explore the seven distinct habitats on the Bartlett Arboretum grounds and learn all about the diverse life found at each, from tiny tadpoles to magnificent hawks. Discover what makes each habitat unique! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford When: Saturday, 4/13/2019 Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 3/29/2019 Fee: $14 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Juliette Gordon Low Birthday Cupcake War DB Your challenge: Decorate three birthday cupcakes based on our Girl Scout Founder, Juliette Gordon Low. We will also will explore how Girl Scouts started, play some original games, sing some traditional songs, and hear stories. Where: Aspetuck, Weston When: Saturday, 11/3/2018 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 10/15/2018 Fee: $10 girls $2 adults Min./Max.: 10/20 Coordinator: Mary Battaglino

Jump Into Spring Campout in Your Backyard (patch only) DBJCSAm Join girls all over Connecticut for our annual spring Great Girl Scout Campout, a one-night overnight anywhere you like! Participation patch included. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Anywhere When: Friday, 5/10/2019 - Saturday, 5/11/2019 Register by: 4/26/2019 Fee: $5 per patch Min./Max.: 1/400 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

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Jump Into Spring Campout at Rocky Craig DBJCSAm Join girls all over Connecticut for our annual spring Great Girl Scout Campout, a one-night overnight! If you don’t have a backyard, join us at Camp Rocky Craig. Co-leaders must have completed appropriate training to attend with their troop. Families and Individuals with an adult must be comfortable in a rustic camping environment. Participation patch included. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Friday, 5/10/2019 - Saturday, 5/11/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 4/26/2019 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 20/60 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Just for Girls DBJCSAm A fun-filled weekend for girls to bring mom or their signaificant adult female member over the age of 21 (substitutions may be made, contact facilitator). We will have many activites such as boating and archery (weather permitting), crafts, campfires, s’mores, and much more. This event is rain or shine. Register soon as event fills quickly. (For: Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Friday, 9/20/2019 - Sunday, 9/22/2019 Time: Friday, 9/20/19 4:00 p.m. - Sunday, 9/22/19 12:00 p.m. Register by: 9/7/2019 Fee: $70 girls $70 adults Min./Max.: 60/125 Coordinator: Karen Nelson

Lending a Friendly Hand DB Friends are another kind of family. Groups of people are called communities. They’re the people you have fun with and who help you when you need it. We’re all part of lots of communities! Earn the Making Friends badge (Brownies) or their Good Neighbor badge (Daisies) and learn how to make new friends, keep old friends, and be the best neighbor. Kappa Delta will provide a fun patch, snacks, and drinks. Please alert us of any allergies on the RSVP form. Pictures will be taken at the event and posted to our social media, please contact our Vice President Community Service with any questions or concerns. Badges not included. Where: Main campus of Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield When: 2/23/2019 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/DhRhMvrLPh21cqY63 Register by: 2/16/2019 Fee: $0 girls $0 adults Min./Max.: 15/60 Coordinator: Makenzie Moore, Kappa Delta’s Vice President of Community Service, etanucs@gmail.com

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Letterboxing: Advanced DBJCSAm Bring your stamp and journal to Camp Laurel to search for dozens of stamps! Were you at our Letterboxing Weekend and didn’t get to all the boxes? Come back to finish. Sign in and out anytime during the event. Siblings welcome at same price. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon An-Se-Ox, Oxford Pattagansett, East Lyme Yankee Trails, Tolland

When: Sunday, 10/14/2018 Sunday, 11/4/2018 Sunday, 3/31/2019 Sunday, 5/5/2019

Register by: 10/3/2018 10/17/2018 3/13/2019 4/17/2019

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $3 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 10/40 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Letterboxing: Beginner DBJCSAm Learn all about letterboxing at Camp Laurel, from making a stamp and journal to reading and following the clues! Hike the camp trails as you learn this great new hobby! Already know about letterboxing, but have not had a chance to letterbox at all the camps? Here is your chance! Siblings welcome at same price. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon Laurel, Lebanon

When: Sunday, 10/14/2018 Sunday, 10/14/2018

Time: Register by: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 10/3/2018 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 10/3/2018

An-Se-Ox, Oxford An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Sunday, 11/4/2018 Sunday, 11/4/2018

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 10/17/2018 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 10/17/2018

Pattagansett, East Lyme Sunday, 3/31/2019 Pattagansett, East Lyme Sunday, 3/31/2019

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 3/13/2019 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3/13/2019

Yankee Trails, Tolland Yankee Trails, Tolland

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 4/17/2019 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 4/17/2019

Sunday, 5/5/2019 Sunday, 5/5/2019

Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 10/40 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Day DBJCSAm Bring your own stamp and journal, or begin with a stamp-making workshop, and then head out on the camp trails in search of letterboxes. There will be special boxes just for the day.  Letterboxing is a great hobby for all ages.  All levels of instruction included.  Rain or shine.  Join us for a few hours or all day.  You can choose to have lunch on Saturday for an additional $7 per person.  Siblings welcome at the same price.  (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Saturday, 9/28/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 9/9/2019 Fee: $8 girls $8 adults with lunch, $15 per person Min./Max.: 15/80 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

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Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend JCSAm Troop camping with letterboxing fun! All levels of letterboxing knowledge welcome. The weekend will include classes, workshops, night hikes, and dozens of boxes hidden all over camp! You can provide your own food or opt in for the full meal option. Remember, if you’re cooking, bring an outdoor-trained adult. This event is held rain or shine. Fee includes event patch and Saturday lunch. Siblings and additional girls and adults may join you on Saturday at the day rate as Tagalongs (see above). For day event information, see Laurelei’s Letterboxing Challenge. You can choose the full meal option, which includes Saturday breakfast, dinner and Sunday breakfast for an additional $25 per person. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 9/27/2019 - Sunday, 9/29/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 9/9/2019 Fee: $25 girls $20 adults; with full meal option $50 girls, $45 adults Min./Max.: 15/40 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Life Skills of Ancient Native Americans JC Dive into life as a 17th Century Native American! Learn how to make cordage (rope-making) and how this skill helped make their tools more efficient. Discover how to make fire with friction! In this challenging activity, you’ll be shown how to create fire and then work in groups to try it yourself. Finally, blow off some steam by learning some traditional Native American games and how different and similar they are to colonial games. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton When: Sunday, 10/28/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/15/2018 Fee: $18 girls $6 adults Min./Max.: 15/35 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Mall Madness XVIII DBJCSAm Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on Mall Madness! This Year’s theme is “Behind every Girl Scout, there is a great leader.” There will be a seperate reception room with refreshments and photo ops for reuniting troop members. Come see or display your own troop adventures and projects. If you have questions, or want to volunteer individually or as a troop, contact gabbygail53@cox.net. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Enfield Square Mall, Enfield When: Saturday, 3/16/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: Free Coordinator: Gail Meyers

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Maple Sugaring DBJC Attention Daisies and Brownies! In this fun program, you’ll learn how maple sugar is produced on many levels, ranging from what our Native American ancestors did, to doing it in your backyard, and lastly seeing how it’s done in Bushy Hill’s sugar shack. You’ll get the opportunity to experience maple tree identification, how to tap a tree, and how to produce the sap into syrup. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Saturday, 2/23/2019 Saturday, 3/9/2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register by: 2/8/2019 - DB 2/20/2019 - JC

Where: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton Fee: $18 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/35 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Marine Life Study Cruise BJCSAm Study marine biodiversity at the Maritime Aquarium from the water’s surface down to the bottom for a firsthand understanding of Long Island Sound’s interdependent marine life. We utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, trawl net, and biodredge that generally bring up a variety of fish, crabs, mollusks, and more from Long Island Sound right before your eyes! A videomicroscope tied to a giant-screen monitor and a large touch tank on board enhance observations. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Sunday, 10/14/2018 Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 9/28/2018

When: Saturday, 6/8/2019 Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 5/22/2019

Where: The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk Fee: $25 girls $25 adults Min./Max.: 35/40 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Marine Mammals with Lucy DB Whales are really big! Explore the external anatomy of Lucy, the 47-foot life size inflatable whale. Hold a walrus tusk, investigate whale baleen, compare sea otter and harbor seal pelts, and find out how you are like a marine mammal. Fulfills most requirements for the Daisy Rosie petal and Brownie Senses badge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing Foundation, Stonington When: Saturday, 3/16/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 3/1/2019 Fee: $38 girls $10 adults Min./Max.: 8/24 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Mars, an Oceanic Planet:

It Looks Dead, but was it Ever Alive?

JCSAm What do we know about the red planet? Discover the history of Mars including the presence of water, its temperature, climate, magnetosphere, and the possible discovery of life in fossil records. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 3/8/2019 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 2/25/2019 Fee: $5 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 6/32 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

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Meet Me at The Maritime Aquarium a day of Girl Scouting with marine life

DBJCSAm Come enjoy a day of Girl Scouting fun at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Movie, boat cruise, and badge workshops available for additional charge. Fun for the entire family - Meet Me at the Maritime is an event you do not want to miss! (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk When: Saturday, 3/23/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register by: 2/1/2019 for discounted rate; Register with Community Program Partner See The Maritime Aquarium site for fee Min./Max.: N/A/N/A Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Money Matter$ at Merrill Lynch CSAm Many money mentors! Accept this special Election Day invitation to work with the accomplished women at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America on Good Credit and Buying Power badges. Learn life lessons on investing and saving. Lunch and patch included. Badges not included. (For: Individual girls, No Adults) Where: Merrill Lynch, Fairfield When: Tuesday, 11/6/2018 Time: 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 10/23/2018 Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 15/30 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Mystic Aquarium Girl Scout Day DBJCSAm Join us at Mystic Aquarium! Troops, families, and their friends are able to enjoy the aquarium on this special Girl Scout Day. Be sure to stop by the GSOFCT activity stations which will focus on the Long Island Sound. No matter where you live in Connecticut, you’re connected to the LIS. Check-in begins at 10:00 a.m., and Girl Scout activities run from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. You’re free to explore until the aquarium closes. A fun patch is included for Girl Scouts. Where: Mystic Aquarium, Mystic When: Saturday, 4/27/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Girl Scout check in and activities until 2:00 p.m., enjoy the aquarium until close.) Register by: 4/15/2019 Min./Max.: 2,000 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Mystic Seaport Sleepover - Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors CSAm Groups begin their adventure with an introduction to Mystic Seaport and an evening walk through the recreated 19th century village. After the tour, participants enjoy an evening snack, make a sailor’s craft, and then sleep aboard the Joseph Conrad. After breakfast, girls have the opportunity to climb the rigging of the Joseph Conrad and can tour the museum on their own for the remainder of the day. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Mystic Seaport, Mystic When: Saturday, 4/27/2019 - Sunday, 4/28/2019 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. Register by: 4/8/2019 Fee: $80 girls $80 adults Min./Max.: 10/47 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

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NASA Missions Update JCSAm What are NASA’s secrets? As a NASA Solar System Ambassador, Geoff McLean is privy to all the latest information on various NASA missions. Learn about the Mars rover Curiosity, the Insight Mission which will explore Mars’ interior, TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and the James Webb Infrared telescope, along with planned manned missions. This event is for Juniors and older. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 2/1/2019 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 1/25/2019 Fee: $5 girls $3 adults Min./Max.: 6/32 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Fairfield University JC Come celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with the Fairfield University varsity women athletics. There are numerous reasons to encourage girls to be active in sports including leadership skills, teamwork, decreased risk of obesity, higher self-esteem, and positive body image. And, sports are just FUN! Come dressed ready to be active and learn skills from 11 different varsity programs. After learning and improving new sports skills, dine in the campus cafeteria with members of Fairfield University’s womens teams. Clinic is for girls only, leaders/ adults are allowed to observe girls. Any adult who registers for the event will have lunch in the dining hall with the girls. All girls will receive a fun patch. *Tentative The day may also include a women’s basketball game with the Fairfield University women’s basketball team. Where: Fairfield University Campus at the Quick Recreational Complex, Fairfield When: Sunday, 2/3/2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. - TBD Register by: 1/14/2019 Fee: $13 girls $0 adults $3 adults who want lunch Min./Max.: 50/120 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Night Hike Under Dark Skies DBJCSAm Take a night walk through Camp Laurel and enjoy the sights and sounds of night. We’ll stop, turn off our lights and learn about dark skies and light pollution. After we’ve established our night vision, we’ll walk back without flashlights. Trail will be on paved and unpaved roads with one hill. Bring a flashlight, but no lanterns please. Walk will be .5 miles; all ages welcome. (For: Families, Individuals w/ Adult, Troops) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Sunday, 10/7/2018 Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: 10/7/2018 Fee: Free Min./Max.: 10/30 Coordinator: Kim McLean, Dani LaChance

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Polar Adventure DBJCSAm Come out and enjoy the winter with us. We’ll learn about the animals that are out and about at this time of year and practice plant identification without leaves! Girls may also have the opportunity to try snowshoes, conditions permitting. This is a family-friendly event. All attendees must be registered to participate in this event. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Yankee Trails, Tolland When: Monday, 1/21/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 1/7/2019

Where: Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Monday, 2/18/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 2/4/2019

Fee: $10 girls $5 adults $10 Tagalong Min./Max.: 10/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Quassy Girl Scout Day DBJCSAm Join us for Girl Scout Fun at Quassy Amusement Park! Girl Scout troops, families, and friends get together in the private picnic grove for life-sized games, hula hooping, autumnal and STEM activities, the council’s largest Great Big Moose song, and more! Meet some of our program partners and volunteers, try samples from the Fall Program, Treats & Reads (enter to win the huge moose on the loose!), and drop your door prize ticket into the drawing of your choice. After the activities and buffet lunch, head out to the park to enjoy the rides. Picnic area is open and lunch is served between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Season ticket holders must register for a ticket to the event to enter the picnic area. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Quassy, Middlebury When: Saturday, 10/6/2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Girl Scout check-in and activities until 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the park until close.) Register by: 9/24/2018 Fee: $22 per person, under 3 Free Max.: 2,000 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids Kindergarten & older While adults take trainings, kids will take part in supervised activities in a seperate part of camp. Dress for the outdoors as we’ll call a camping unit our home base for hikes, campfire, crafts, and games. For lunch, we’ll provide hotdogs and s’mores. You pack a few other items your child may like to nibble on during the day. Adults must register for the Regional Training Day via LMS. Seniors and Ambassadors are welcome to assist; contact program@gsofct. org. Where:

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An-Se-Ox, Oxford Saturday, 10/6/2018 Pattagansett, East Lyme Saturday, 10/20/2018 Candlewood, New Fairfield Saturday, 4/27/2019 Laurel, Lebanon Saturday, 5/4/2019

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8:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9/20/2018 8:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 10/5/2018 8:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 4/13/2019 8:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 4/19/2019

Fee: $30 per child Min./Max.: 10/40 Coordinator: Linda Kalish

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Revamp the Camp DBJCSAm Families of all ages are invited to campout for the weekend and join in on the fun of getting camp ready for the 2019 season! Bring your own tent or stay in our facility! Six hours of community service in getting the camp ready are asked of families on Saturday. The rest of the time is on your own or you can join in on select, weather-permitting activities such as boating, hiking, letterboxing, and archery. Fee includes lunch on Saturday and a snack Saturday night. The rest of your meals are on your own either cooking on a fire pit or going in town to explore. Food, cooking utensils, and gas stoves for camping or kitchen use are not available. Facilitator will email out project list and recommended packing list for the weekend. Where: Lebanon, CT When: Friday, 4/26/2019 - Sunday, 4/28/2019 Time: Friday, 4/26/2019, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 4/28/2019, 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/5/2019 Min./Max.: 30/150 Contact: Karen Nelson

Snowshoeing DIY DBJCSAm Snowshoeing is just as easy as a fancy walk in the park! We have a variety of snowshoes now available for troops to rent. Sizes range from Daisy boot sizes through adult, so the whole troop can enjoy the experience. Not sure what to do on your outing? We have a lesson plan and activity suggestions to make your winter fun day a memorable one! Secure a site reservation then register for this DIY kit. (For: Troops) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Your time reserved at An-Se-Ox Time: 4 hours Register by: Two weeks before your site reservation Fee: $50 kit Min./Max.: 2/17 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Someone Special and Me 50th year! DBJCSAm Bring that special male relative over 21 to enjoy a weekend at camp (substitutions may be made, please contact the facilitator). Outside activities (weather permitting) include archery, a service project, games, canoing, and time in the woodshop. Bring a bag dinner for Friday and your own pumpkin and tools to carve. Contact facilitator for dietary needs and packing list two-weeks prior to the event date. Includes three meals Saturday and brunch on Sunday. ( For: Individuals w/ Adult.) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 10/5/2018 - Sunday, 10/7/2018 Time: Friday, 4:00 p.m.- Sunday, 12:00 p.m. Register by: 9/27/2018 Fee: $70 girls $70 adults Min./Max.: 60/250 Coordinator: Karen Nelson

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Staycation: June Family Camping DBJCSAm Spend the weekend at Pattagansett with your family. Accomodations include a platform tent with shared picnic tables and port-o-lets. You can relax at camp or take day trips out. Swimming, boating, and archery activities will be available on Saturday, weather permitting. Participants are responsible for their own meals, which may be cooked at camp, or enjoyed at some of the local restaurants. Bring your own camping equipment including sleeping mat. Cooking spaces are shared. Electricity and communal refrigerators are available in the Metcalf Lodge. You may bring a portable grill. Firewood is available on site and free of charge; please do not bring any into camp. (For Families) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Friday, 6/28/2019 - Sunday, 6/30/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 6/14/2019 Fee: $65 per tentsite-accomodates a family of five MIn./Max.: 5/18 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Staycation: July Family Camping DBJCSAm Spend the weekend at Camp Candlewood with your family. Accomodations available: A-frame or bunk-house style cabins, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camp units will be shared, and include picnic tables and port-o-lets. You can relax at camp or take day trips out. Swimming, boating, and archery activities will be available on Saturday, weather permitting. Participants are responsible for their own meals, which may be cooked at camp, or enjoyed at some of the local restaurants. Bring your own camping equipment including sleeping mat. Cooking spaces are shared. Electricity and communal refrigerators are available in the lodge. You may bring a portable grill. Firewood is available on site and free of charge; please do not bring any into camp. (For Families) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Friday, 7/26/2019 - Sunday, 7/28/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 7/12/2019 Fee: $65 per tentsite - accomodates a family of five Min./Max.: 5/18 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Staycation: August Family Camping DBJCSAm Spend the weekend at Pattagansett with your family. Accomodations include a platform tent with shared picnic tables and port-o-lets. You can relax at camp or take day trips out. Swimming, boating, and archery activities will be available on Saturday, weather permitting. Participants are responsible for their own meals, which may be cooked at camp, or enjoyed at some of the local restaurants. Bring your own camping equipment including sleeping mat. Cooking spaces are shared. Electricity and communal refrigerators are available in the Metcalf Lodge. You may bring a portable grill. Firewood is available on site and free of charge; please do not bring any into camp. (For Families) Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Friday, 8/23/2019 - Sunday, 8/25/2019 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 8/9/2019 Fee: $65 per tentsite - accomodates a family of five Min./Max.: 5/18 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

STEAM JAM for Brownies and Juniors BJ Spend the day at the museum! Experience STEM through hands-on activities just for Girl Scouts, then explore the museum exhibits. Food available for purchase at the museum cafĂŠ. Girls will leave with new skills, ideas to continue the fun, and memories that will last a lifetime! Recommended ratio of 1 adult to 4 girls. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk When: Saturday, 2/2/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Register by: 1/18/2019 Fee: $14 girls $8 adults Min./Max.: 40/200 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies, Stephanie Kadam

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SWEet STEM Day at Fairfield U BJ What type of engineering sparks your interest? Find out as you learn from the young women engineering students at Fairfield University, and try your hand at various engineering activities. Contact SWE at Fairfield for more info and to regsiter. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, No Tagalongs) Where: Fairfield University, Fairfield When: Saturday, 3/30/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 3/15/2019 Register with Community Program Partner at fairfieldswe@gmail.com Fee: $5 girls $5 adults Min./Max.: 30/90 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Volkswalks

Join the volkssporters for some fun, rain or shine! Take a 10km (6.2 mile) walk with some new friends! You’ll be able to create your own pace; walk durations vary with an adult average of two hours. The program contact, Carol West, is experienced in both Girl Scouts and Volksporting, and is happy to provide you details beforehand. Walks are recommended for Juniors and older. Co-leaders must contact Carol at least four days in advance for specific addresses and to inform her of large groups attending. All walks are open to the public, and families are welcome. Fee: Free* *Walks are free, but an optional small fee is charged for a recorded Volkswalk credit and award. Coordinator: Carol West carol.west@sbcglobal.net Locations/Dates: All start times are 9:00 a.m. except as noted: Madison, Saturday, September 8, 2018 Litchfield, Saturday, October 13, 2018 (10:30 a.m.) Tariffville, Saturday, November 10, 2018 Cheshire, Saturday, December 8, 2018 For more information on Volsssport, visit wwwavaclubs.org/cvvc.

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Winter Creature Cruise BJCSAm Cruise out with us in hopes of spotting some of the seals that come into Long Island Sound each winter. We’ll seek out the seals to observe them near the Norwalk Islands as they “haul out” to rest on rocks exposed at low tide. During the 2.5-hour cruises, educators will talk about the seals’ natural histories and use artifacts to discuss seal anatomy. And they’ll discuss what happens with the Sound’s marine population during the winter: Who stays, who migrates out, and who migrates in (besides the seals). These cruises also give birders unique “on-the-water” access to see and photograph visiting winter waterfowl, such as buffleheads, mergansers, Brant geese and long-tailed ducks. This event is for Brownies through Ambassadors. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk When: Saturday, 3/2/2019 Time: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Register by: 2/13/2019 Fee: $32 girls $32 adults Min./Max.: 25/30 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Women Take Flight DBJCSAm Join women pilots, engineers, and aviators for a fun-filled day celebrating the history of women in aerospace, both past and present! This event is open to visitors of all ages, and will feature hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, and presentations from women in the aerospace industry. Unless otherwise noted, all activities are included with museum admission. Discounted admission rates available for pre-registered groups of 10 or more. Visit the NEAM website for a complete event schedule, museum admission rates, and group registration: www.neam.org. Where: New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks When: Saturday, 3/9/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 3/1/2019; Register with Community Program Partner at agparks@neam.org Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Zoo Careers CSAm Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: Come learn about the many careers a zoo has to offer. Get invaluable answers to your questions from wildlife professionals. Enjoy a guided, behind-the-scenes tour at Beardsley Zoo to see the nightlife at Beardsley Zoo, all before a pizza dinner and ice cream social. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport When: Friday, 4/5/2019 Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Register by: 3/22/2019 Fee: $45 girls $45 adults Min./Max.: 10/26 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

Zoo Day DBJCSAm Earth Day is every day! Come to the Beardsley Zoo and learn how what you do at home, school or your troop meeting place makes a global impact! Girls will learn about the various animals at the zoo, their natural habitats, if, and why, they are endangered as well as what the zoo is doing to help these amazing animals survive and thrive. Girl Scout activities and check-in is from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., then enjoy the zoo until closing. Fun patch included. (For: Troop, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 5/12/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Register by: 4/25/2019 Fee: $13 girls $13 adults Min./Max.: 100/1,000 Coordinator: Dani LaChance

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Treats & Reads

Girls and troops can “Go Beyond” and “Soar Above” with the newly revamped 2018 Fall Product Program, Treats & Reads! A fun and interactive online platform for girls, PLUS a great opportunity for troops to earn proceeds, PLUS a simpler program for all equals a winning outcome!

What is the Treats & Reads Program?

The Treats & Reads Program offers girls the opportunity to ask customers to support their troop’s activities through the purchase of nuts, candies, magazines, and subscription boxes. NEW THIS YEAR: Girl Scouts of Connecticut is partnering with a new company, M2 Media Group, for our magazines. GSOFCT will still be using Ashdon Farms for our nut and candy items. Customers will still have the option to support girls by purchasing nuts and candies in person on the nut and candy order card as well as online.

When does the Treats & Reads Program take place?

NEW THIS YEAR: Treats & Reads will begin a few days earlier this year on September 26! Customers can purchase from a Girl Scout’s website between September 26 and November 11. Girls are encouraged to send marketing emails and texts with a link to their website early in the program so customers have time to make a purchase. Girls can take in-person orders with the nut and candy order card between September 26 and October 29. Nut and candy items ordered either on the order card or online with the girl delivery option will be available to pick up from the service unit volunteer the first week in December.

How can girls participate?

Online! Girls can register online at www.gsnutsandmags.com/gsofct OR by clicking the link in the registration email that will be sent on September 26 to parents/guardians of all girls registered for the 2018-2019 membership year. Customers can purchase magazines, subscription boxes, and nut and candy items via a Girl Scout’s website. NEW THIS YEAR: Customers will have the option to purchase and pay for nut and candy items online AND opt for the girl to deliver the items. No shipping fees! Customers will continue to have the option to have the items shipped directly to them (shipping and handling fees apply to direct ship purchases). Also new this year, GSOFCT’s Care to Share program (formerly the Share program) will be available to online customers! Customers can purchase Honey Roasted Peanuts online to be donated to the American Red Cross, CT Chapter. In-person customers will continue to have the option to support the Care to Share program via the nut and candy order card. In-Person! Girls can use the nut and candy order card to take orders from friends and family who live nearby.

Girl Rewards and Troop Proceeds

Troops earn 15% in proceeds for every item sold during the Treats & Reads Program. Older girl troops (Juniors and above) have the option to earn an additional 2% in proceeds if the girls vote (majority rules) to forego individual girl rewards. We have a fun and exciting girl reward lineup that is sure to inspire all girls to “Go Beyond” in the Treats & Reads Program. NEW THIS YEAR: A highlight of this year’s reward lineup is the Me2TM avatar patch. Girls (and troop volunteers!) can create their own Me2™ avatar that looks like them! Once girls and volunteers have registered online at www.gsnutsandmags.com/gsofct, they can create their Me2™ avatar. Both girls and adults will have an opportunity to earn personalized patches with their Me2 TM likeness! Girls will earn the patch when they achieve $250 in sales. Two troop adults will earn the patch when the troop achieves $500 in sales. GOOD NEWS: This year, ALL sales, in-person and online, will count toward girls and volunteers earning their personalized Me2 TM avatar patch!

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Girls will “Go For Bold” while participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program ! Girls will love selling their favorite cookies, earning rewards, and reaching new customers—all while working toward their goals. ®

All eight of the cookie varieties girls sold last year are returning to the paper order card and the Digital Cookie® platform for another season. These cookies include Savannah Smiles®, Trefoils®, Do-si-dos®, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, and Thin Mints®, as well as our premium cookies, Girl Scout S’mores™ and Toffee-tastic®. Destination: Digital Cookie

Join us on the Digital Cookie platform! Through Digital Cookie, girls can design their own cookie website, reach out to customers, work toward Cookie Business badge requirements, play games, and more. Girls and their families will receive an email invitation inviting them to register for the Digital Cookie platform in late December.

Go for Bold

Reach for your bold goals. Girls who send 15 or more emails in the Treats & Reads Program and sell 140 boxes of cookies or more will earn the Cookie Crossover patch with the avatar that they designed during the Treats & Reads Program. Troops can earn an additional $.02 per box of cookies when they achieve a $120 per girl selling average in the Treats & Reads Program and a 125 boxes per girl selling average in the cookie program.

Bold Troop Opportunities

Troops can earn more when they brainstorm bold ideas, set big goals, and reach them in the cookie program! All of our favorite troop opportunities – TOP Troop, tiered proceeds, and Troop Initial Order Rewards – are returning for another cookie season.

The 2018-2019 Cookie Program Calendar Election Day Booth Sales: November 3-11

Initial Order Taking: January 5 - February 3 Cookie Rally: January 5 Goal Getter Order Taking: February 4 Cookie Delivery: March 2-3 Cookie Booth Sales: March 2 - March 31 Cookie Rally!

Girls can increase their cookie knowledge, earn a patch, and have fun with friends when they attend a cookie rally! We will be kicking off Initial Order Taking on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Stay tuned for the location and more information! Service units have the opportunity to hold their own cookie rally. Contact the Product Sales Team at productsales@gsofct.org to learn more.

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Election Day Booth Sales Election Day Booth Sales are a great opportunity for girls to hold booth sales at polling places, grocery and department stores, or any other location that attracts members of the community. Troops will be able to offer their customers Savannah Smiles®, Trefoils®, Do-si-dos®, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, and Thin Mints® (the six core varieties) in addition to the two premium cookies, Girl Scout S’mores™ and Toffee-tastics®. Troops can hold sales on November 3-11. The booth sale does not have to be on Election Day – troops can hold booths the weekends before and after Election Day. Election Day Booth Sales provide the troop with funds to start their Girl Scout year and also allow girls the chance to practice the five skills of the Girl Scout Cookie Program: goal setting, decision making, people skills, money management, and business ethics. When a troop decides to hold an Election Day Booth Sale, a representative of the troop should first contact the service unit manager or service unit cookie manager. Service units have different processes for setting up cookie booths, but the permission of the service unit must always be obtained before the troop reserves cookies and a location.

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Requirements for Holding an Election Day Booth Sale:

Election Day Booth Sale Finances The six core varieties sell for $5 per box and the two premium cookies sell for $6 per box. Troops earn $.85 per box in troop proceeds for each box sold and will earn a bonus of $20 per 20 cases of cookies sold.

The troop must agree to participate in the Treats & Reads Program, as well as the Initial Order Taking portion (January 2019) of the 2018-2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program. All girls participating in the Election Day Booth Sale must be registered Girl Scouts for the 2018-2019 membership year.

Payment to council for all product sales is done by electronic payment (ACH). Troops must complete one authorization per Girl Scout year (October 1 through September 30). For troops participating in Election Day Booth Sales, this form must be completed by October 24, 2018.

Permission from the service unit must be obtained. Note: All booth locations are obtained via the service unit. Council does NOT assign booth locations.

Cookies for Heroes A common question we receive is whether a troop can offer cookies for the Cookies for Heroes Program to their customers at an Election Day Booth Sale. The answer is definitely yes! Girls should be asking every customer who comes to their booth if they would like to buy a box or more of cookies to be donated to active military personnel, veterans, or local heroes. At the booth, the troop collects $5 from the customer for each box of cookies sold and makes note of the number of boxes purchased. When the booth is complete, the troop tallies up the total number of boxes sold for this program and reports them to the cupboard manager. Girl Scouts of Connecticut works with partner organizations to get the Cookies for Heroes boxes to the recipients – the troop does not need to set aside or handle these cookies.

Reserving and Picking Up your Troop’s Cookies

An ACH payment for the total amount due to council for Election Day Booth Sales will be initiated on November 28, 2018, but may take up to seven business days to post to a troop’s account.

Patches Girls will earn a limited edition 2018 Election Day Booth Sale patch if their troop meets the following requirements: • Submits the Electronic Payment (ACH) Authorization Form by October 24, 2018. • Picks up and returns cookies (if the troop did not sell out) on the assigned date or no later than November 16. Troops must inform the Election Day Booth Sales cupboard manager and the Product Sales Team if the troop sold all of the cookies. The volunteer should also report the number of boxes of cookies that the troop sold for the Cookies for Heroes Program. • Promotes the Cookies for Heroes Program and offers every customer visiting the booth the opportunity to purchase cookies for this program.

To reserve cookies, just fill out the Election Day Booth Sale Reservation Form at gsofct.org between August 10, 2018 and September 24, 2018. The troop will receive the standard 20 cases of cookies, but will have the option of ordering extra cases of cookies for additional booth sales by either requesting them on the reservation form or by contacting the Product Sales Team at productsales@gsofct. org. The requests for additional cookies will be reviewed by the product sales manager assigned to your area and will be considered based on the day, time, and location of the troops’ booth sale(s).

• Electronically submits the Election Day Booth Sale Patch Order Form by November 16, 2018. The form can be found at gsofct.org

Please note that troops may only sell cookies picked up for their Election Day Booth Sales. Cookies from previous programs, including the 2017-2018 cookie program, may not be sold. Cookies reserved on the Election Day Booth Sale Reservation Form will be available for pick up at either a council service center or a local cupboard within your service unit. Your troop will be contacted with the pick-up location and the process for signing up for a date and time to pick up your troop’s cookie order.

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Girl Scouts of Connecticut: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History Located in room 107 on the first floor of the North Haven Service Center, the museum houses a collection of dolls in replica uniforms, local and international items, historical uniforms, accessories, and more. View the Golden Eaglet on the large screen TV, listen to Girl Scout Songs, try on some historical uniforms or take part in simple self-guided, hands-on activities. Troops have also used the museum for ceremonies, special meetings, and when working on the Girl Scout Way badges. There is no fee to use the museum. Open hours are available upon request. We’ll do our best to match your schedule. If you’d like to reserve the museum for a troop or service unit please let us know as far in advance as possible. If you are in the service center during business hours, feel free to ask the Program Department if the museum is available for visiting. Looking for a more directed visit? Between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., on the second Saturday of the month, stop by for an open house experience! While everyone is welcome at any of the open houses, members of the historical committee will have special-themed items that are not usually on display. Date September 8 October 13 November 10 February 9 March 9 April 13

Items Themed for… Seniors and Ambassadors Juniors and Cadettes Daisies and Brownies Legacy Housatonic and Southwestern council areas Legacy Connecticut Trails and Connecticut Yankee council Areas Legacy Connecticut Valley and Northwestern council areas

Is there a patch for that? Yes! There is a museum patch to commemorate your visit. When you visit, ask your host for more information. Contact customercare@gsofct.org for more information.

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Council’s Own Patches Girl Scouts of Connecticut has several patch programs in which girls may participate. Girls take part in themed activities to complete the patch programs. Most patches are available for purchase at GSOFCT council shops or online. Get full information regarding the program activities at gsofct.org>About>Our Program>Program Initiatives> GSOFCT Patch Program. Patch Programs Include: Pondering Ponds Ability Awareness and Recruiter Inclusion Techbridge BIC Fire Safety - Design Time Do A Good Turn Daily - Engineers to the Rescue Flat Juliette - Make It Green Galactic Explorer - Power It Up Invasive Plants - Thrillbuilders Letterboxing Live Healthy, Lead Healthy Note: The listing under “Techbridge” are different Techbridge choices.

Faith Awards My Promise, My Faith is a national Girl Scout faithbased award. Information about this award may be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. P.R.A.Y. award programs encourage girls to become more active in their own religion and develop spiritually by providing specific instruction. Awards are available for most ages and religions. More information may be found at praypub.org.

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Program Resources More information and helpful links at gsofct.org >About>Our Program>Program Initiatives The Program Department staff and volunteers are passionate about Girl Scouts. We want to help enrich your experience and share our knowledge and skills. Below are some of the ways the Program Department can support you. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, send an inquiry to customercare@gsofct.org.

Archery: We offer a number of archery

events during the year. Ranging from a two-hour beginner session, to field archery, to an archery weekend, there is an opportunity for progression. If schedules mesh, we are able to connect service units to a facilitator for their archery needs. Facilitators usually require a stipend for their travel and time. If your Girl Scout(s) really enjoy archery, we suggest an adult take the archery facilitator training. A day of learning how to teach skills, safety, set up, and more enables you to facilitate your own sessions. Archery is a feature at all of our GSOFCT camps. This means they can rent/use the equipment on your own.

Backpacking: How fortunate are we

to have the Appalachian Trail (AT) in our state? Even if you prefer to head out on a trail in one of our larger camp properties, there are ways to do primitive camping. The Program Department offers Seniors and Ambassadors backpacking on the AT, but if you’d like to discuss taking your troop on a primitive overnight, contact us for some guidelines and tips.

Boating: Some of our camps have

waterfronts, enabling us to offer warm weather boating—canoeing, funyaking, and standup paddleboarding. In addition, we collaborate with community program partners who are aware of related badges. If schedules mesh, we are able to connect service units to a facilitator for their archery needs. Facilitators usually require a stipend for their travel and time. In preparation for summer camp and camporees, GSOFCT offers boating facilitator trainings.

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Braille Books: We have some of the first three GSUSA Journeys and Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting in Braille. Whether you’re looking for a book for a volunteer or girl to use or your girls are interested in feeling a Braille Book, we’re happy to lend these resources. Challenge by Choice: A philosophy

that meshes well with G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™! Girl Scouts are able to stretch their abilities in a safe supportive atmosphere. Whether overcoming personal fears by being a risk taker, or building up your group sense of community leadership, these experiences help Girl Scouts grow. Girlz R.U.L.E.® is for Brownies and older Girl Scouts and uses challenge activities to help increase communication skills and a sense of respect and sisterhood in groups. Girlz R.U.L.E.® training for groups of 10 or more Seniors, Ambassadors, and Adults is available upon request. Once trained, facilitators may borrow props and equipment. Progressively, two of our camps offer low ropes challenge courses; there is a three-sided climbing tower and a few high elements at Pattagansett. See related events in this book or look on the volunteer tab of GSOFCT.org for facilitator training workshops for low ropes and belaying for climbing.

Community Program Partners:

See our listing of Community Program Partners at gsofct.org> About> Program> Community Program Partners. These volunteers, organizations, and businesses have had program discussions with us and understand how they can help support specific badge and journey requirements. Contact them directly to make arrangements. Some charge a fee for their service.

Gold Award Mini-grants: We’re fortunate to have donors who support girls as they earn their Gold Award. After a Gold Award project is approved, Girl Scouts seeking funding apply through the Event Registration System for a Gold Award mini-grant. Funds are based on availability and usually range between $100-$300. Recipients must send a thank-you note after receiving the mini-grant.


Gold Award Scholarships: Annually, The CT Elks association offers a $1,000 scholarship to a GSOFCT Gold Award Girl Scout. A similar scholarship is also awarded through GSOFCT. Gold Award Girl Scouts will receive application information from their Gold Award Mentor. Gold Award Webinars: May be taken

by anyone for informational purposes. Girl Scouts who will be submitting their Draft Gold Award Proposals are required to take the webinar no more than three months prior to doing so. Find registration information on gsofct.org> About> Our Program> Higher Awards>Gold, or see the online Girl Event Registration System.

Goldiblox Kit Rentals: Support Daisy and Brownies in earning the Design Challenge Badges. Information and a rental form is found on gsofct.org> About> Program Initiatives> STEM.

Global Girl Scouts: GSOFCT is

starting a Global Girl Scout group. Our lead volunteer is connected to Sangam, one of the WAGGGS World Centers. Whether you’re looking to increase an understanding of others by infusing a global aspect into everyday activities or events, would like to join this group or know more about the world centers, or are interested in a 2020 trip to Sangam, let us know by contacting the Customer Care Department.

Grief and Loss Box: Unfortunately,

there are times when our Girl Scouts face personal loss of a beloved family member, volunteer, or friend. This box contains children’s storybooks that discuss losses such as these, a few activities to help celebrate lives and explore feelings, and adult books related to discussing loss with children.

Higher Award Info Sessions:

Program Staff and Gold Award volunteers are happy to discuss the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards as well as the process in Connecticut. Suitable for adult volunteers, family members, and Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. This doesn’t replace the Gold Award Webinar, but is intended to be an overview and Q&A discussion about the awards.

Reach out to Customer Care with the type of audience, number anticipated (we ask that this is 15 or more), location, and a few possible date/ time options.

Historical Resources: Visit the Girl Scouts of Connecticut: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History in North Haven or borrow a historical suitcase for a troop meeting or vintage fashion show, or a parade suitcase of similar vintage uniforms. See gsofct.org>About>Our Program> Our History> GSOFCT History. Individually Registered Girl Scout Program Support: We’re here to help

Snowshoes DIY at An-Se-Ox:

Planning a wintery trip to camp An-Se-Ox? We’ll provide information about how to size snowshoes, tips for using them, and some things to look for as you enjoy your wintery walk, see page 76. You must make your own site reservation online.

STEM: If you’d like to add some STEM to your service unit events or would like to start a robotics team, contact us for some ideas and possible resources (rocketry, environmental, engineering, etc.) Send your information to Customer Care.

with program guidance! Whether you are an individual member or the only Girl Scout at your level in your troop, reach out to Customer Care with your grade level, town, situation and questions, and we’ll do our best to support you!

Techbridge Rental Kits: For Juniors and older, these kits offer the supplies and instructions for fun, engaging engineering activities. See information at gsofct.org>About>Our Program>Program Initiatives>STEM.

Letterboxing: There are over 7,000 letterboxes hidden around Connecticut, and some are on our properties. To learn more about Letterboxing, attend one of our events, purchase the letterboxing Program Express kit, or earn the Brownie Letterboxing badge or the GSOFCT Letterboxing patch. If you’re looking for clues or would like to “adopt” letterboxing at one of our western Connecticut camps, contact Customer Care.

Travel Troop: Whether you are part of a local troop or an independent member, every Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, or adult is welcome to join Travel Troop #3. Experienced trip leaders guide local, national, and international trips. See page 50 for the meeting schedule and anticipated trips.

Patch Programs: GSOFCT has several patch programs for Girl Scouts of all levels. See page 85 or gsofct. org>About>Our Program>Program Initiatives for more information. Pen Pals: The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) offers an online portal for pen pals. Go to http://glow.wagggs.org, click Logon in the top right corner, fill in the Create New Account form with your details, and an email will be sent to you. Service Unit Program Support:

Whether your service unit is looking to change up an existing event, hold a new one, or help younger girls see their future as older Girl Scouts, we are looking for ways to help support your local program. Contact Customer Care with your service unit/town and questions or topic you’d like to discuss, and we’ll reach out to see how we can help.

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Volkswalk: Is a sport for all ages, which involves planned walks. You can choose to participate and accumulate “credit” for miles, working towards awards. GSOFCT has a volunteer for both Volkswalks and Girl Scouting. See page 78 in the Multi-level section of this book. These are public events and families are encouraged to participate. And... GSOFCT Outdoor Adventure Group for Seniors and Ambassadors. See page 49.

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175 Clubhouse Road Lebanon, CT 06249

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North Haven Service Center 20 Washington Avenue North Haven, CT 06473

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171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 102 Waterbury, CT 06708

529 Danbury Road Wilton, CT 06897

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Be prepared! Always consult a map. Please note some camp addresses may not be found on a GPS or other mapping systems.

To find information on our Long Range Property Plan, see photos of our properties, view our camp brochure, or to rent a GSOFCT site, click the “Camp� tab on gsofct.org. When renting a site, enhance your visit by renting a Camp Kit.

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Show your Girl Scout Spirit

Drive the Council Van Participating in a parade? Have the girls march behind our Girl Scouts of Connecticut van. Want to be noticed at your cookie booth? Would you like to be noticed at your town event? Set up outside the council van. Having a camporee? Have a staff member bring the council van with fun merchandise for your participants to purchase. All you need to do is: • Be a registered Girl Scout • Notify Risk Management you would like to become an approved driver • Complete and pass a DMV background check • Watch a defensive driving video • Take a road test For more information, please contact Kathy Matteau at kmatteau@gsofct.org.

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Your troop can reserve a camp site or building for up to three hours for free, from 3:00 p.m. on Sunday until 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Come take a hike, play games in the field, study the stars, go bird watching– the possibilities are endless! Reserve your site today. Please note that this does not apply to troop money-earning activities. It does not waive specialty area rental fees. Contact property@gsofct.org with questions.

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Regional Training Days Adults: Come to camp to network, have fun, and learn! Camp An-Se-Ox, Oxford Saturday, October 6, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Register by 9/28/2018

Camp Pattagansett, East Lyme Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Register by 10/12/2018

Camp Candlewood, New Fairfield Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Register by 4/19/2019

Camp Laurel, Lebanon Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Register by 4/26/2019

For more information visit gsofct.org > Volunteer > Volunteer Training. Need Childcare? See Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids, page 75.

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2018 Fall Product Program DBJCSAm 80 Council Addresses and Map 88 3 for Free DBJCSAm 40 Council’s Own Patches and Other 5th Grade Overnight J (5th grade only) 21 Organization Awards 85 A Grand Getaway DBJCSAm 55 Crime Lab J 23 Advanced First Aid for Seniors S 43 CT River four-night Trip for Seniors and Advanced Wearable Tech SAm 43 Ambassadors SAm 44 Adventures in Leadership C 33 CT River two-night Trip for Seniors and Adventures in Leadership Ambassadors SAm 44 Optional Overnight C 33 CT Section Appalachian Trail Hike SAm 45 Ambassador Water Badge Am 43 Cyber Agent SAm 45 Animal Adaptations BJ 55 Daisy Engineering Day D 9 Annual Meeting 55 Daisy Greenhouse Explorers D 9 Aquarist for a Day! B 13 Daisy Overnight Adventure D 9 Archery Facilitation Trainings Adults 39, 56 & 59 Daisy STEAM Challenges D 9 Archery: Beginner JCSAm 56 Dance Away with Kappa Delta! B 17 Archery: Field Archery Challenge JCSAm 56 Daring Daisy Dabbler Day D 10 Astronomy Club J 21 Desert Island Challenge B 17 Astronomy Overnight Crew SAm 44 Design, Discover, Build, Teach! SAm 45 Astronomy Overnight for Cadettes C 33 Destinations CSAm 50 Astronomy Overnight for Juniors J 21 Discover the Power to Stress Less SAm 46 Aviation Adventures BJ 57 Dress a Girl around the World Aviation Overnight BJCSAm 57 Sew-A-Thon JC 61 Babysitting for Cadettes C 34 Election Day Booth Sales DBJCSAm 82 & 83 Beardsley Zoo Older Girl Scout Empower: A Teen Conference CSAm 61 Campout CSAm 57 Engineer Your Own Girl Scout Patch Beardsley Zoo Overnight J 21 at Yale C 37 Beardsley Zoo Overnight for Brownies B 13 Engineering Your Future! J 23 Beardsley Zoo: Animal Day DB 58 Engineers to the Rescue! C 37 Become Philanthropists with Kappa Epocolypse! C 38 Delta B 13 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Bird’s the Word CS 58 Half Marathon 61 Black Holes and Other Absurdities JCSAm 58 Exploration into Health Careers CSAm 62 Blast off! Rocket Design Workshop JC 58 Exploring Hammonasset JC 62 Bling it Out Jr. Afternoon J 22 Exploring the Shore C 38 Bling it Out Jr. Overnight J 22 Fairfield SWE Brunch Grades 8-12 62 Boating for Brownies B 13 Fairy Engineers BJ 63 Boston Museum of Science DBJCSAm 59 Fall Fling Campout at Aspetuck DBJCSAm 63 Brilliant Brownie Dabbler Day B 14 Fall Fling Campout in Your Backyard Bronze Award J 52 (patch only) DBJCSAm 63 Brownie Bugs B 14 Fire Building: Juniors J 23 Brownie Design Challenge B 14 Fire Building: Cadettes C 38 Brownie Girl Scout Way B 14 Fire Building: Brownies B 17 Brownie Greenhouse Scientists B 15 Fishing at NESSF J 24 Brownie Hiker B 15 Flower Power! B 18 Brownie Outdoor Adventurer B 15 Follow the Arrow C 39 Brownie Outdoor Art Creator B 16 Franken-Toys Ages 9-11 63 Brownie Overnight Adventure B 16 Galactic Girls B 18 Brownies In the Kitchen B 16 Get Set DBJ 64 Brownies In the Outdoors B 16 Girl Scout Day at Synchrony SAm 46 Building Trades 101 CSAm (7th grade and older) 59 Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Business Partners 89-96 Science Center DBJCSAm 64 Cadettes in the Outdoors C 34 Girl Scout Hackathon JC 64 Cadette Outdoor Art C 34 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 65 Cadette Trees C 34 Girl Scouts of CT: McGuff Museum of Cadette Wearable Tech C 35 Girl Scout History DBJCSAm 84 Cadette Wild Ecology C 35 Girl Scout Seder DBJ 65 Camp Laurel Back Trails Hike DBJCSAm 59 Girl Scouts in Aviation: Tour of Canoeing Adventure for Cadettes C 36 Groton-New London Airport JCS 65 Canoeing for Juniors J 22 Girlz R.U.L.E.® Facilitator Workshop SAm & Adults 27, 33, and 44 Car Care for Seniors S 48 Global Girl Scouts 50 Challenger Moon Mission CS 60 Gold Award SAm 53 Chocoholics J 22 GSOFCT Outdoor Adventure Group SAm 49 Climbing Tower Challenge C 36 GSOFCT Properties - 3 for Free 97 Community Service Bar in Girl Scouts CSAm 51 Haunted Hike DBJCSAm 66 Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJC 60 Haunted Hike Area/Building/Tent Crew CSAm 66 Constellations and Night Hike JCSAm 60 Haunted Hike Behind the Scenes CSAm 66 Constellations of the First Americans DB 61 Haunted Hike Decorate Pumpkins for Cookie Program DBJCSAm 81 the Goblin Village DBJCSAm 67

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EVENTS AND SERIES ALPHA INDEX Title of event Level of girls Haunted Hike Extras DBJCSAm Haunted Hike Tour Guides CSAm Haunted Hike Trail Ghouls CSAm Healthy Habitats JC It All Adds Up at Travelers! C It’$ My Money C Jammin Juniors Dabbler Day J Juliette Gordon Low Birthday Cupcake War DB Jump Into Spring at Rocky Craig DBJCSAm Jump Into Spring Campout in Your Backyard (patch only) DBJCSAm Junior Animal Habitats J Junior Animal Habitats of Long Island Sound J Junior Flowers Badge J Junior Girl Scout Way J Junior Journey Weekend J Junior Outdoor Art Explorer J Junior Round-Up J Junior Wearable Tech J Juniors in the Outdoors J Juniors Serve Up a Meal J Just for Girls DBJCSAm Justice Virtual Journey Am Katniss Skills School J Kitchen Kemistry J Learn to Irish Dance with the Dancers of Riverdance and the Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy B Lending a Friendly Hand DB Letterboxing Overnight C Letterboxing: Advanced DBJCSAm Letterboxing: Beginner DBJCSAm Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Day DBJCSAm Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend JCSAm Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend CREW SAm Life Skills of Ancient Native Americans JC Making Brownie Friends - Fairy Style B Mall Madness XVIII DBJCSAm Maple Sugaring DBJC Marine Life Study Cruise BJCSAm Marine Mammals with Lucy DB Mars, an Oceanic Planet: It Looks Dead, But Was it Ever Alive? JCSAm Meet me at The Maritime Aquarium - A Day of Girl Scouting with Marine Life DBJCSAm Mobile STEM Lab: Forensics - Cadettes C Mobile STEM Lab: Forensics - Juniors J Mobile STEM Lab: Heredity and Adaptation - Juniors J Money Matter$ at Merrill Lynch CSAm Mystic Aquarium Girl Scout Day DBJCSAm Mystic Seaport Sleepover J Mystic Seaport Sleepover - Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors CSAm NASA Missions Update JCSAm National Girls and Women and Sports Day, Fairfield University JC Night Hike Under Dark Skies DBJCSAm Outdoor Art Maker D Outdoor Cooking J Outdoor Cooking: Brownies B Outdoor Cooking: Cadettes C Outdoor Cooking: Daisy D Paddle Away! SAm Paddle Daze SAm Polar Adventure DBJCSAm Program Aide and LIA for Cadettes C

Page 67 67 67 68 39 39 24 68 68 69 24 24 25 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 69 46 27 28 18 69 40 70 70 70 71 47 71 18 71 72 72 72 72 73 40 28

Title of event Level of girls Page Program Resources 86-87 Quassy Girl Scout Day DBJCSAm 75 Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids DBJCSAm 75 Regional Training Days 98 Revamp the Camp DBJCSAm 76 Rosie’s Story D 10 Say Cheese for Juniors J 30 Senior Locavore Badge S 48 Sense-ational Long Island Sound B 19 Silver Award C 52 Snowshoeing DIY DBJCSAm 76 Someone Special and Me 50th Year! DBJCSAm 76 Sow What? Virtual Journey S 48 Staycation: August Family Camping DBJCSAm 77 Staycation: July Family Camping DBJCSAm 77 Staycation: June Family Camping DBJCSAm 77 STEAM JAM for Brownies and Juniors BJ 77 STEM Ocean Science I C 41 STEM Ocean Science II C 41 STEMagination at Pattagansett J 30 STEMagination New Haven J 30 STEMagination Waterbury J 31 SWE: Be That Engineer J 31 SWEet STEM Day at Fairfield U BJ 78 Tour the Center for Healthcare Education at Sacred Heart University C 41 Travel Troop #3 CSAm 50 VIT SAm 47 Volkswalks JCSAm 78 Warm Weather Boating Facilitator Classes Adults 36 and 45 Wet, Wet, Wetlands! D 11 WFA: Optional Overnight Am 49 What’s in the Woods! D 11 Wilderness First Aid for Ambassadors Am 49 Winter Creature Cruise BJCSAm 79 Women Take Flight DBJCSAm 79 Zoo Careers CSAm 79 Zoo Day DBJCSAm 79 Zoo in the Sky for Daisies D 11

28 73 73 29 73 74 74 74 10 29 19 40 10 47 47 75 35

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EVENTS & SERIES CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX Date

Title of event

September 2018 8 Volkswalks 9 Girl Scout Museum Open House 28-29 Beardsley Zoo Older Girl Scout Campout 29 Aviation Adventures 29-30 Beardsley Zoo Overnight 30 Bird’s the Word

Level of girls Register by

JCSAm DBJCSAm

9/4/18

CSAm BJ J CS

9/14/18 9/21/18 9/14/18 9/14/18

October 5-7 Someone Special and Me 50th year! DBJCSAm 9/27/18 6 Quassy Girl Scout Day DBJCSAm 9/24/18 6 Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids DBJCSAm 9/20/18 6 Regional Training Days 9/28/18 7 Boating for Brownies B 9/16/18 7 Night Hike Under Dark Skies DBJCSAm 10/7/18 8 Cadette Wild Ecology C 9/25/18 8 Canoeing for Juniors J 9/17/18 8 Girl Scout Day at Synchrony SAm 9/24/18 8 It All Adds Up at Travelers! C 9/24/18 12 STEMagination at Pattagansett J 10/3/18 13 Become Philanthropists with Kappa Delta B 10/5/18 13 Archery: Beginner JCSAm 10/1/18 13 Brownie Bugs B 10/5/18 13 Brownie Hiker B 10/5/18 13 Cadette Trees C 10/5/18 13 Cyber Agent SAm 10/5/18 13 Fishing at NESSF J 9/28/18 13 Junior Animal Habitats J 10/5/18 13 Volkswalks JCSAm 14 Archery: Beginner JCSAm 10/1/18 14 Fire Building: Cadettes C 10/5/18 14 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 10/5/18 14 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon N/A 14 Letterboxing: Advanced DBJCSAm 10/3/18 14 Letterboxing: Beginner DBJCSAm 10/3/18 14 Marine Life Study Cruise BJCSAm 9/28/18 14 Outdoor Cooking: Cadettes C 10/5/18 10/15-12/3 Sow What? Virtual Journey S 10/1/18 20 Ambassador Water Badge Am 10/5/18 20 Brownie Outdoor Adventurer B 10/5/18 20 Building Trades 101 CSAm (7th grade & older) 10/5/18 20 Cadette Outdoor Art C 10/5/18 20 Junior Flowers Badge J 10/5/18 20 Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids DBJCSAm 10/5/18 20 Car Care for Seniors S 10/5/18 20 Senior Locavore Badge S 10/5/18 20 Regional Training Days 10/12/18 21 Cadettes in the Outdoors C 10/3/18 21 Fire Building: Juniors J 10/12/18 21 Outdoor Cooking J 10/12/18 24 Haunted Hike Decorate Pumpkins for the Goblin Village DBJCSAm 10/15/18 25 Haunted Hike Behind the Scenes CSAm 10/19/18 25 Haunted Hike Extras DBJCSAm 10/19/18 26 Haunted Hike DBJCSAm 10/22/18 26 Haunted Hike Tour Guides CSAm 10/19/18 26 Haunted Hike Trail Ghouls CSAm 10/19/18 26-27 Haunted Hike Area/Building/ Tent Crew CSAm 10/11/18 26-27 Adventures in Leadership

Page

Date

Title of event

Level of girls Register by

Page

Optional Overnight C 10/12/18 33 Adventures in Leadership C 10/12/18 33 78 27 27 Franken-Toys Ages 9-11 10/15/18 63 27 Haunted Hike DBJCSAm 10/22/18 66 65 27 Haunted Hike Trail Ghouls CSAm 10/19/18 67 27 Junior Girl Scout Way J 10/17/18 25 57 28 Brownies in the Outdoors B 10/10/18 16 57 28 Camp Laurel Back Trails Hike DBJCSAm 10/25/18 59 21 28 Exploring the Shore C 10/15/18 38 58 28 Fire Building: Brownies B 10/19/18 17 28 Haunted Hike Behind the Scenes CSAm 10/19/18 66 28 Life Skills of Ancient Native American JC 10/15/18 71 28 Mobile STEM Lab: Forensics 76 Cadettes C 10/15/18 40 75 28 Mobile STEM Lab: Forensics - Juniors J 10/15/18 28 28 Mobile STEM Lab: Heredity and 75 Adaptation - Juniors J 10/15/18 28 98 28 Outdoor Cooking: Brownies B 10/19/18 19 13 74 November 35 2 Challenger Moon Mission CS 10/24/18 60 22 2 Constellations of the First Americans DB 10/26/18 61 46 3 Brownie Girl Scout Way B 10/24/18 14 39 3 Connecticut Science Center 30 Overnight DBJC Register with 60 Community 13 Program Partner 56 until full 14 3 Juliette Gordon Low Birthday 15 Cupcake War DB 10/15/18 68 34 3 Engineer Your Own Girl Scout 45 Patch at Yale C 10/19/18; 37 24 Register with 24 Community Program Partner 78 3 Engineering Your Future! J 10/17/18 23 56 3 Junior Animal Habitats of 38 Long Island Sound J 10/17/18 24 65 3 Empower: A Teen Conference CSAm 10/20/18 61 3 Sense-ational Long Island Sound B 10/17/18 19 61 4 Letterboxing: Advanced DBJCSAm 10/17/18 70 70 4 Letterboxing: Beginner DBJCSAm 10/17/18 70 70 4 Outdoor Cooking:Daisy D 10/26/18 10 72 6 Money Matter$ at Merrill Lynch CSAm 10/23/18 73 40 10 Epocolypse! C 10/26/18 38 48 10 Katniss Skills School J 10/26/18 27 43 10 Volkswalks JCSAm 78 15 11 Cadette Wearable Tech C 10/24/18 35 11 Fairy Engineers BJ 10/27/18 63 59 11 Fire Building: Cadettes C 11/2/18 38 34 11 Get Set DBJ 11/1/18; 64 25 Register with Community Program 75 Partner until full 48 11 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 11/6/18 65 48 11 Outdoor Cooking: Cadettes C 11/2/18 40 98 16-17 Boston Museum of Science BJC 11/1/18 59 34 17 Exploration into Health Careers CSAm 11/2/18 62 23 17 Galactic Girls B 11/1/18 18 29 17-18 Brownie Overnight Adventure B 11/9/18 16 18 Climbing Tower Challenge C 11/3/18 36 67 18 Fairfield SWE Brunch Grades 8-12 11/9/18; 62 66 Register with 67 Community Program 66 Partner 67 18 Fire Building: Brownies B 11/9/18 17 67 18 Outdoor Cooking: Brownies B 11/9/18 19 66

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EVENTS & SERIES CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX December 1 Crime Lab J 1 Tour the Center for Healthcare Education at Sacred Heart University C 2 Advanced Wearable Tech SAm 2 It’$ My Money C 8 Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Science Center DBJCSAm

11/15/18

23

23 23

11/23/18 11/19/18 11/16/18

41 43 39

March 2 Connecticut Science Center Overnight

Register with Community Program Partner.

64

8 Volkswalks JCSAm 9 Desert Island Challenge B 11/25/18 15 Advanced First Aid for Seniors S 12/1/18 15 Aquarist for a Day! B 11/30/18 15 Daisy Greenhouse Explorers D 11/30/18 16 Babysitting for Cadettes C 12/1/18 26-27 Astronomy Overnight Crew SAm 12/11/18 26-27 Astronomy Overnight for Juniors J 12/11/18 27-28 Astronomy Overnight for Cadettes C 12/11/18

78 17 43 13 9 34 44 21 33

January 5 Aviation Adventures BJ 12/28/18; Register with

57

Community Program Partner

11 Black Holes and Other Absurdities JCSAm 12 Dress a Girl around the World Sew-A-Thon JC 12 Rosie’s Story D 12 Say Cheese for Juniors J 18-19 Bling It Out Jr. Overnight J 18-19 Follow the Arrow C 19 Bling It Out Jr. Afternoon J 19 Crime Lab J 19 Kitchen Kemistry J 19-20 Follow the Arrow C 21 Brownie Greenhouse Scientists B 21 Polar Adventure DBJCSAm 25-26 Engineers to the Rescue! C 1/25-3/29 Astronomy Club J 26 Daisy Engineering Day D 26 Jammin Juniors Dabbler Day J 26 Learn to Irish Dance with the Dancers of Riverdance and the Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy B

1/4/19

58

12/28/18 61 12/26/18 10 12/3/18 30 1/10/19 22 1/4/19 39 1/10/19 22 1/3/19 23 1/5/19 28 1/4/19 39 1/7/19 15 1/7/19 75 1/9/19 37 1/9/19 21 1/9/19 9 1/11/19 24 1/10/19

18

February 1 NASA Missions Update JCSAm 1/25/19 2 Aviation Adventures BJ 1/25/19; Register with

74 57

Community Program Partner

2 Junior Wearable Tech J 1/16/19 2 Making Brownie Friends - Fairy Style B 1/24/19 2 STEAM JAM for Brownies and Juniors BJ 1/18/19 2-3 Letterboxing Overnight C 1/16/19 3 National Girls and Women and Sports Day, Fairfield University JC 1/14/19 9 Blast off! Rocket Design Workshop JC 1/23/19 9 Brownies In the Kitchen B 1/20/19 9 Chocoholics J 1/25/19 9 Kitchen Kemistry J 1/26/19 10 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 2/5/19 16 Daisy STEAM Challenges D 2/1/19 16 Juniors Serve Up a Meal J 1/14/19 16-17 5th Grade Overnight J (5th grade only) 2/5/19 18 Polar Adventure DBJCSAm 2/4/19 22 Discover the Power to Stress Less SAm 2/8/19 23 Brilliant Brownie Dabbler Day B 2/10/19

26 18 77 40 74 58 16 22 28 65 9 27 21 75 46 14

Lending a Friendly Hand Maple Sugaring

DB DB

2/16/19 2/8/19

69 72

Ages 5-12

Register with Community Program Partner until full

60

2/15/19 2/13/19 2/22/19

64 79 46

2/25/19 2/20/19 2/20/19 2/20/19 2/20/19 2/20/19 3/1/19;

72 45 14 10 18 72 79

2 2 8 8 8-9 9 9 9 9 9

Girl Scout Hackathon JC Winter Creature Cruise BJCSAm Discover the Power to Stress Less SAm Mars, an Oceanic Planet: It Looks Dead, but was it Ever Alive? JCSAm Design, Discover, Build, Teach! SAm Brownie Design Challenge B Daring Daisy Dabbler Day D Galactic Girls B Maple Sugaring JC Women Take Flight DBJCSAm

Register with Community Program Partner

10 Fire Building : Juniors J 3/1/19 23 10 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 3/5/19 65 10 Outdoor Cooking J 3/1/19 29 15-16 Boston Museum of Science BJC 2/28/19 59 16 Desert Island Challenge B 3/2/19 17 16 Katniss Skills School J 3/2/19 27 16 Mall Madness XVIII DBJCSAm N/A 71 16 Marine Mammals with Lucy DB 3/1/19 72 16-17 Daisy Overnight Adventure D 3/8/19 9 17 Outdoor Cooking: Daisy D 3/8/19 10 3/18-5/6 Sow What? Virtual Journey S 3/4/19 48 23 Connecticut Science Center Overnight Ages 5-12 Register with 60

Community Program Partner until full

23 Meet Me at The Maritime Aquarium - A Day of Girl Scouting with Marine Life DBJCSAm 2/1/19 for discounted rate;

73

Register with Community Program Partner

23 23-24 24 24 30

Zoo in the Sky for Daisies Boston Museum of Science Fire Building: Brownies Outdoor Cooking: Brownies SWEet STEM Day at Fairfield U

D BJC B B BJ

3/6/19 3/7/19 3/15/19 3/15/19 3/15/19

11 59 17 19 78

Register with Community Program Partner

30-31 Boston Museum of Science 31 Epocolypse! 31 Fire Building: Cadettes 31 Letterboxing: Advanced 31 Letterboxing: Beginner 31 Outdoor Cooking: Cadettes April 5 Brownies In the Kitchen 5 Constellations and Night Hike 5 Zoo Careers 6 Beardsley Zoo: Animal Day 6 Chocoholics 6 Connecticut Science Center Overnight

JCSAm C C DBJCSAm DBJCSAm C B JCSAm CSAm DB J Ages 5-12

104

3/14/19 3/17/19 3/22/19 3/13/19 3/13/19 3/22/19

59 38 38 70 70 40

3/20/19 3/22/19 3/22/19 3/22/19 3/22/19

16 60 79 58 22

Register with Community Program Partner until full

60


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EVENTS & SERIES CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX 6 Dance Away with Kappa Delta! B 3/30/19 17 6 Outdoor Art Maker D 3/26/19 10 6-7 Beardsley Zoo Overnight for Brownies B 3/25/19 13 7 Fire Building: Juniors J 3/29/19 23 7 Outdoor Cooking J 3/29/19 29 13 Healthy Habitats JC 3/29/19 68 13-14 WFA: Optional Overnight Am 3/29/19 49 13-14 Wilderness First Aid for Ambassadors Am 3/29/19 49 14 Fairy Engineers BJ 3/31/19 63 14 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 4/8/19 65 23 Girl Scout Seder DBJ 4/8/19 65 26-27 Boston Museum of Science BJC 4/11/19 59 26-28 Revamp the Camp DBJCSAm 4/5/19 76 27 Mystic Aquarium Girl Scout Day DBJCSAm 4/15/19 73 27 Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids DBJCSAm 4/13/19 75 27 Car Care for Seniors S 4/12/19 48 27 Wet, Wet, Wetlands! D 4/12/19 11 27 What’s in the Woods! D 4/13/19 11 27 Regional Training Days 4/19/19 98 27-28 Mystic Seaport Sleepover Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors CSAm 4/8/19 73 28 Annual Meeting 55 28 Climbing Tower Challenge C 4/13/19 36 28 Juniors in the Outdoors J 4/10/19 27 May 3-4 Boston Museum of Science BJC 4/18/19 4 Archery: Beginner JCSAm 4/22/19 4 Brownie Outdoor Adventurer B 4/19/19 4 Brownie Outdoor Art Creator B 4/19/19 4 Girl Scouts in Aviation: Tour of Groton-New London Airport JCS 4/18/19 4 Junior Flowers Badge J 4/19/19 4 Junior Outdoor Art Explorer J 4/19/19 4 Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids DBJCSAm 4/19/19 4 Senior Locavore Badge S 4/19/19 4 Regional Training Days 4/26/19 4-5 Mystic Seaport Sleepover J 4/15/19 5 Archery: Beginner JCSAm 4/22/19 5 Letterboxing: Beginner DBJCSAm 4/17/19 5 Letterboxing: Advanced DBJCSAm 4/17/19 5 SWE: Be That Engineer J 4/18/19 10-11 Jump Into Spring Campout in Your backyard (patch only) DBJCSAm 4/26/19 10-11 Jump Into Spring at Rocky Craig DBJCSAm 4/26/19 10-11 Mystic Seaport Sleepover J 4/22/19 11 Junior Animal Habitats of Long Island Sound J 4/26/19 11 Sense-ational Long Island Sound B 4/26/19 11 STEM Ocean Science I C 4/26/19 12 Zoo Day DBJCSAm 4/25/19 17-19 Junior Journey Weekend J 4/26/19 18 Animal Adaptations BJ 5/1/19 18-19 Boston Museum of Science BJC 5/2/19 5/31-6/2 Junior Round-Up J 5/18/19 June 1 Aviation Adventures BJ 5/24/19; Register with

59 56 16 16 65 25 26 75 48 98 29 56 70 70 31 68 69 29 24 19 41 79 25 55 59 26

Community Program Partner

7-8 Boston Museum of Science DBJC 8 Flower Power! B 8 Marine Life Study Cruise BJCSAm 14-15 Canoeing Adventure for Cadettes C 15 Paddle Away! SAm 18-19 Canoeing Adventure for Cadettes C 22 STEM Ocean Science II C 27 Exploring Hammonasset JC 28-30 Staycation: June Family Camping DBJCSAm 6/30-7/5 CT River four-night Trip for Seniors and Ambassadors SAm July 11 Exploring Hammonasset JC 18 Exploring Hammonasset JC 26-28 Staycation: July Family Camping DBJCSAm 7/27-30 CT Section Appalachian Trail Hike SAm

BJC Am BJCSAm

5/16/19 5/20/19 5/3/19;

Register with

59 18 72 36 47 36 41 62 77

6/16/19

44

6/28/19 7/5/19 7/12/19 7/14/19

62 62 77 45

August 7-8 Canoeing Adventure for Cadettes C 7/24/19 11-17 CT Section Appalachian Trail Hike SAm 7/27/19 18-20 CT River two-night Trip for Seniors and Ambassadors SAm 8/4/19 22 Paddle Daze SAm 8/8/19 23-25 Staycation: August Family Camping DBJCSAm 8/9/19 September 2019 15 Archery: Field Archery Challenge JCSAm 9/1/19 20-22 Just for Girls DBJCSAm 9/7/19 21-22 A Grand Getaway DBJCSAm 8/14/19 27-29 Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend JCSAm 9/9/19 27-29 Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend CREW SAm 9/9/19 28 Fall Fling Campout in Your Backyard (patch only) DBJCSAm 9/14/19 28 Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Day DBJCSAm 9/9/19 28-29 Fall Fling at Aspetuck DBJCSAm 9/14/19

TBD n/a Snowshoeing DIY DBJCSAm two weeks 76 before desired date Spring date TBD Girl Scout Hackathon JC TBD

57

Community Program Partner

1-2 Boston Museum of Science 6/3-7/22 Justice Virtual Journey 7-8 Aviation Overnight

5/23/19 5/22/19 5/22/19 5/30/19 5/29/19 6/4/19 6/7/19 6/14/19 6/14/19

59 46 57

105

36 45 44 47 77 56 69 55 71 47 63 70 63

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Family EVENTS INDEX September 2018 9 Girl Scout Museum Open House

9/4/18

65

October 6 Quassy Girl Scout Day 6 Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids 7 Night Hike Under Dark Skies 14 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon 14 Girl Scout Museum Open House 14 Letterboxing: Advanced 14 Letterboxing: Beginner 20 Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids 26 Haunted Hike 27 Haunted Hike 28 Camp Laurel Back Trails Hike

9/24/18 9/20/18 10/7/18

75 75 74

N/A 10/5/18 10/3/18 10/3/18 10/5/18 10/22/18 10/22/18 10/25/18

61 65 70 70 75 66 66 59

November 4 Letterboxing: Advanced 4 Letterboxing: Beginner 11 Girl Scout Museum Open House

10/17/18 10/17/18 11/6/18

70 70 65

January 21 Polar Adventure

1/7/19

75

February 10 Girl Scout Museum Open House 18 Polar Adventure

2/5/19 2/4/19

65 75

March 10 16 23 31 31

3/5/19 N/A 2/1/19 3/13/19 3/13/19

65 71 73 70 70

Girl Scout Museum Open House Mall Madness XVIII Meet Me at the Maritime Aquarium Letterboxing: Advanced Letterboxing: Beginner

April 14 26-28 27 27

Girl Scout Museum Open House Revamp the Camp Mystic Aquarium Girl Scout Day Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids

4/8/19 4/5/19 4/15/19 4/13/19

65 76 73 75

May 4 5 5 10-11 10-11 12

Regional Training Day at Camp for Kids Letterboxing: Advanced Letterboxing: Beginner Jump into Spring Campout at Rocky Craig Jump into Spring Campout in Your Backyard (patch only) Zoo Day

4/19/19 4/17/19 4/17/19 4/26/19

75 70 70 69

4/26/19 4/25/19

68 79

June 28-30 Staycation: June Family Camping

6/14/19

77

July 26-28 Staycation: July Family Camping

7/12/19

77

August 23-25 Staycation: August Family Camping

8/9/19

77

September 2019 21-22 A Grand Getaway 8/14/19 28-29 Fall Fling Campout in your Backyard (patch only) 9/14/19 28-29 Fall Fling Campout at Aspetuck 9/14/19 28 Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Day 9/9/19

55 63 63 70

Look for the camp brochure in early 2019!

All girls 5-17 are welcome. 106


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Eco Learner

Cybersecurity Basics

Cybersecurity Investigator Space Science Adventurer

Space Science Explorer

Cybersecurity Safeguards

Cybersecurity Safeguards

Cybersecurity Investigator

Think Like an Engineer

Balloon Car Design Challenge

Showcasing Robots

Eco Trekker

Crane Design

Space Science Investigator

Cybersecurity Basics

Paddle Boat Design

Cybersecurity Investigator

Think Like a Programmer

Cybersecurity Safeguards

Eco Explorer

Programming Robots

Think Like an Engineer

Designing Robots

Showcasing Robots

Think Like a Programmer

Leader in Action

Think Like an Engineer

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Eco Advocate


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Girls want to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve them.

The future, powered by G.I.R.L.TM Go-Getters - Determined to succeed. Bold. Honest. Fair. Goal-oriented. Can-do mentality. Ambitious. Lifelong learner. Innovators - Creative. Thinks outside the box. Always looking for a new approach. Visionary. Uses resources wisely. Original. Do-it-yourselfer. Experimenter.

Risk-Takers - Not afraid to try new things. Courageous. Strong. Breaks the mold. Steps up. Discoverer. Pioneer. Embraces the unfamiliar. Leaders - Confident. Knows how to get the job done. Responsible. Committed to making the world a better place. Empathetic. Advocate. Empowers others.

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2018-2019 Program Resource Guide  
2018-2019 Program Resource Guide