Program Resource Guide

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Program Resource Guide 2019-2020 gsofct.org | (800) 922-2770

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Carpe CSA:

Girls Around the World

An Older Girl Conference Come to the University of New Haven for a conference designed with you in mind! Older girls will choose workshops to participate in throughout the day on topics such as: college readiness, STEM, career exploration, travel/ destinations, stress management, and artistic creativity. Seniors and Ambassadors will have a different track than Cadettes.

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors: Join us for a day of international sisterhood, friendship, and impact with activities your troop can do to take action, celebrate with other girls around the world, and better your communities! Storytelling, music, and celebration help us connect to over 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 145 countries.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:30.a.m. - 3:00.p.m.

PI Day Get your math on and celebrate Pi Day with Girl Scouts of Connecticut! What is Pi? Do you eat it, wear it, or use it in math? At this event, you can do all three! Everyone and their friend is welcome! There is no need to register for this free event held at the Brass City Mall, Waterbury.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Connecticut is fortunate to have so many state parks! Join us for a pop-up activity, the day, or an overnight at one of our beautiful state parks. Have some great ideas and are willing to help make them happen? Contact customercare@gsofct.org.

Saturday and Sunday September 12-13, 2020

Bridge over Connecticut

Whether you’re bridging to another Girl Scout Level or not, you’ll want to be at the second Bridge over Connecticut Event. Join in on the fun as Girl Scouts take over Mortenson Rivefront Plaza at the foot of the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. Music, games, community partner booths, the walk over the river, and more await! There is still time to join the planning team. Contact customercare@gsofct.org.

Saturday, May 2, 2020


How to use this book 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.

This is a collection of council-sponsored events between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020. 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.

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.

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!

Registration for most events happens online at gsofct.org by going to the Activities tab and clicking on View and Register for Girl Events here. 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 information in the book as well as online.

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, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. A well-rounded Girl Scout Experience includes all of the pillars. See the key on page 4.

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. Check out our new pilot programming options, Boomerang, programming that comes to you, and Program Express, pre-packaged DIY programming!

In addition, we’ve added symbols for leadership and program aide events to encourage leadership and taking action and where program aide help is requested.

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How to Register for Events First time registering for an event?

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

Create a profile so you will be remembered next time! Select an event > “Register” Sign on > Create New User Profile > Follow prompts

Tips for registering u All events are open to troops, individual 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 quickly! 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.

If we cancel

Overnight Events

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.

When attending an overnight event, we require all girls and adults to be registered members. Register through the “Join” button on gsofct.org.

If you cancel 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 twoto-three weeks before the deadline, you’ll receive a partial refund, which will vary depending on the type of event. No refunds will be given a week before the deadline as arrangements have been made.

Need to make a change? 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.

Newsletters

GSOFCT has several e-newsletters with reminders and new opportunities.

During the year, additional events may be posted on Rallyhood and gsofct.org.

Girl Event Promo:

You can also stay connected with GSOFCT via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Monthly email to girl members and co-leaders about upcoming events.

Volunteer Update:

For co-leaders, published the fourth Friday of every month.

Pathways:

For members and friends of GSOFCT. A monthly note from our CEO and feature stories on Girl Scouts in Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

How to Register.......................................................................... 2 National Program Portfolio...................................................... 4 Council Shop Information ...................................................... 5 Introducing New Badges......................................................6-7 National Proficiency Badges .............................................. 8-9 Girl Scout Daisy Events..................................................... 10-13 Girl Scout Brownie Events................................................ 14-19 Girl Scout Junior Events...................................................20-27 Girl Scout Cadette Events................................................28-35 Program Aide Information.....................................................30 Girl Scout Senior & Ambassador Events.....................36-43 Travel................................................................................... 44-45 Highest Awards.................................................................. 46-48 Service and Faith Awards......................................................49 Girl Scout Multi-level Events.......................................... 50-73 Product Sales Programs...................................................74-77 Property Rentals and 3 for FREE.......................................... 78 GSOFCT: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History............. 79 Program Resources.......................................................... 80-82 Council Map and Addresses................................................. 83 Business Partners............................................................. 84-92 Girl Scout Van/Community Program Partners................ 93 Events and Series Alpha Index.................................... 94 - 95 Event and Series Chronological Index..................... 96 – 99 Notes......................................................................................... 100

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National Program Portfolio

Journeys and Badges make up the majority of our National Program Portfolio. No matter where they are, a Girl Scout is having fun, learning, and gaining skills as they earn these awards. Journeys help Girl Scouts 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 our world 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 highest awards; the 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: STEM, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship.

STEM

Outdoor

Life Skills

Entrepreneurship

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Council Shop Information

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

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

North Haven 20 Washington Ave., 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 by emailing gsofct.org! (800) 922-2770

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Introducing New Badges!

Coding for Good badges Basics

App Development Game Design

Daisy

Brownie

Junior

Cybersecurity badges Basics

Safeguard

Cadette

Senior

Ambassador

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Investigator


Introducing New Badges

Outdoor High Adventure badges Trail Adventure

Snow or Climbing Adventure

These badges may be earned two times! Once for snow, and once for climbing.

Space Science badges

Daisy Explorer

Cadette Researcher

Brownie Adventurer

Junior Investigator

Senior Expert

Ambassador Master

All badges are in the VTK and are available online or in-person in the shops.

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National Proficiency Badges Badge Category

Daisy

STEM

Brownie

Junior

Cadette

Senior

Ambassador

Animals

Pets

Animal Habitats

Animal Helpers

Voice for Animals

Coding For Good I

Coding Basics

Coding Basics

Coding Basics

Coding Basics

Coding Basics

Coding Basics

Coding For Good II

App Development

App Development

App Development

App Development

App Development

App Development

Coding For Good III

Digital Game Digital Game Digital Game Digital Game Digital Game Digital Game Design Design Design Design Design Design

Cybersecurity I

Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Basics Basics Basics Basics Basics Basics

Cybersecurity II

Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Safeguards Safeguards Safeguards Safeguards Safeguards Safeguards

Cybersecurity III

Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Investigator Investigator Investigator Investigator Investigator Investigator

Digital Arts

Computer Expert

Digital Photographer

Digital Movie Maker

Website Designer

Investigation

Senses

Detective

Special Agent

Truth Seeker

Mechanical Engineering I

Board Game Design Challenge

Race Car Design Challenge

Paddle Boat Design Challenge

Mechanical Engineering II

Roller Coaster Design Challenge

Fling Flyer Design Challenge

Balloon Car Design Challenge

Mechanical Engineering III

Model Car Design Challenge

Race Car Design Challenge

Crane Design Challenge

Robotics I What Robots Do

Robotics II

How Robots Move

Robotics III Design a Robot

Programming Programming Programming Programming Programming Robots Robots Robots Robots Robots Designing Robots

Designing Robots

Designing Robots

Designing Robots

Designing Robots

Showcasing a Robot

Showcasing a Robot

Showcasing a Robot

Showcasing a Robot

Showcasing a Robot

Science and Home Scientist Technology

Space Sciences

Space Science Explorer

Entertainment Science of Science of Technology Happiness Style

Space Science Adventurer

Space Science Investigator

Space Science Researcher

Space Science Expert

Letterboxer

Geocacher

Night Owl

Traveler

Space Science Master

Outdoor

Adventure

Art in the Outdoors

Outdoor Outdoor Outdoor Outdoor Outdoor Outdoor Art Maker Art Creator Art Explorer Art Apprentice Art Expert Art Master

Environmental Stewardship

Eco Learner

Naturalist

Eco Friend

Eco Camper

Eco Trekker

Bugs

Flowers Trees

Eco Explorer

Eco Advocate

Sky

Water

Outdoor Outdoor Horseback Archery Paddling Ultimate Explorer Adventurer Riding Recreation Challenge

Outdoor

Hiker

Camper Trailblazing Adventurer

Troop Camping

Buddy Camper

Cabin Camper

Eco Camper

Primitive Camper

Adventure Camper

Survival Camper

Outdoor High Adventure I

Trail Adventure

Trail Adventure

Trail Adventure

Trail Adventure

Trail Adventure

Trail Adventure

Outdoor High Adventure II

Snow or Climbing Snow or Climbing Snow or Climbing Snow or Climbing Snow or Climbing Snow or Climbing Adventure Adventure Adventure Adventure Adventure Adventure

Think Like A Citizen Scientist Journey Cadette

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Senior

Ambassador


Badge Category

Daisy

Brownie

Junior

Cadette

Senior

Ambassador

Painting

Life Skills

Artist

Drawing

Comic Artist

Collage artist

Photographer

Athlete Fair Play

Practice with a Purpose

Good Sportsmanship

Cross-Training

Coaching

Citizen Good Neighbor

Inside Government

Finding Common Ground

Behind the Ballot

Public Policy

Celebrating Community

College Preparation Daisy Petals College Knowledge Lupe: Honest and Fair Cook Sunny: Snacks Simple Meals New Cuisines Locovore Dinner Party Friendly and Craft Potter Jeweler Book Artist Textile Artist Helpful Zini: Considerate Creative Play Making Games Playing the Past Field Day Game Visionary and Caring Tula: Courageous Do It Yourself Household Elf Gardner Woodworker Room Makeover and Strong Mari: Courageous First Aid Brownie First Aid Junior First Aid Cadette First Aid Senior First Aid Ambassador and Strong First Aid Gloria: Respect Girl Scout Way Myself and Brownie Junior Cadette Senior Ambassador Others Girl Scout Way Girl Scout Way Girl Scout Way Girl Scout Way Girl Scout Way Gerri: Respect Healthy Living My Best Self Staying Fit Eating for You Women’s Health Authority Clover: Use Manners Making Friends Social Butterfly Netiquette Business Etiquette Resources Wisely Rosie: Make Performance Dancer Musician Public Speaker Troupe Performer the World a Better Place Practical Life Skills My Great Day Independence Babysitter Car Care Vi: Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout Storytelling My Family Story Scribe Screenwriter Novelist

Entrepreneurship Cookie Business I Count it Up

Meet My Customers

Cookie CEO

Business Plan

My Portfolio

Dinner Party

Cookie Business II Talk It Up Give Back Customer Marketing Customer Research & Insights Loyalty Development

Cookie Business III

Think Big

Financial Literacy I Money Counts Money Manager Business Owner Budgeting Financing My Future

On My Own

Financial Literacy II Making Choices Philanthropist Savvy Shopper

Comparison Shopping

Good Credit

Financial Literacy III

Financing My Dreams

Innovation

Entrepreneur

Badge Category

It’s Your World- Change It!

Daisy

Inventor

Brownie

Product Designer

Junior

Cadette

Buying Power

Social Innovator

Senior

Ambassador

Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden

Brownie Agent of Change aMAZE! GIRLtopia Quest

It’s Your Planet- Love it!

Between Earth and Sky

WOW! Wonders of Water

It’s Your Story- Tell it!

5 Flowers, 4 Stories, A World of Girls aMUSE MEdia 3 Cheers for Animals!

Mission: Sisterhood

Citizen Scientist

Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Multi-Level D/B/J Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Engineering

Think Like an Think Like an Think Like an Think Like an Think Like an Think Like an Engineer Engineer Engineer Engineer Engineer Engineer

Multi-Level D/B/J Think Like an Engineer

Outdoor

Daisy Outdoor Journey (2 Badges: Outdoor Art Maker, Buddy Camper + Take Action Project)

Programming

Think Like a Think Like a Think Like a Think Like a Think Like a Think Like a Programmer Programmer Programmer Programmer Programmer Programmer

Multi-Level D/B/J Think Like a Programmer

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Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Brownie Outdoor Journey (3 Badges: First Aid, Hiker, Cabin Camper + Take Action Project)

GET MOVING!

Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Breathe

Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Your Voice, Your World

Sow What? Justice Bliss: Live it or Give It!

Multi-Level C/S/A Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Multi-Level C/S/A Think Like an Engineer

Junior Outdoor Journey (3 Badges: Animal Habitats, Camper, Eco Camper + Take Action Project)

Cadette Outdoor Journey (3 Badges: Night Owl, Trailblazing, Primitive Camper + Take Action Project)

Senior Outdoor Journey (3 Badges: Adventurer, First Aid, Adventure Camper + Take Action Project)

Ambassador Outdoor Journey (3 Badges: Outdoor Art Master, Water, Survival Camper + Take Action Project)

Multi-Level C/S/A Think Like a Programmer

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Girl Scout Daisy Event | GRADES K-1

The Daisy Experience

A well-rounded Girl Scout Daisy experience allows Girl Scouts to explore the four program pillar areas: STEM, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. 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 50 for additional events Daisies can attend. The program resources on page 80 can support your troop meeting or individual experience. Both Boomerang and Program Express Kits can be done at your meetings or other local site.

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D Clover’s Story

Daisy Fun in the Snow

A reading of “The Buzzy Bees” starts our adventure in using resources wisely. We’ll discover new uses for old things and explore how vegetable scraps become the compost that helps enrich our pollinator garden. Using recycled materials, each Daisy will create a small sketch book to take home. Fulfills requirements for the Clover petal; petal not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, Milford When: Saturday, 1/25/2020 Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 1/8/2020 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/35 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Saturday, 2/22/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 2/7/2020 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 10/50 Coordinator: Mel Mason

Daisy Greenhouse Explorers

Daisies Making Healthy Choices! Daisies: Build a foundation of healthy decisions to last a lifetime - and receive a patch to match! With the help of Kappa Deltas, Girl Scouts will learn how to make choices about their health and money. Snack, drinks, and patch included. Please register directly with Kappa Delta, listing any allergies on the RSVP form. Pictures will be taken for their social media accounts. Please direct any questions or concerns to Kappa Delta’s vice president of community service at etanucs@gmail.com. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 3/19/2020 Fee: $2 girls $0 adults Min/Max: 25/60 Coordinator: Kappa Delta

Our greenhouse is teeming with life—even when the world outside is cold and snow covered. Join us in this “tropical location” for a fun lesson on composting! Learn all about soil, decomposers, and compost. Find out the difference between dirt and soil, learn about plant nutrients, and have fun explroing our compost bin to identify decomposers. Fulfills some requirements of the Daisy Clover petal; petal not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time: Register by:

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford Saturday, 11/2/2019 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 10/16/2019

When: Saturday, 1/18/2020 Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 1/1/2020 Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min/Max: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Four Pillars Legend

Daisy Exploration Day Make a craft, go on a hike, create natural art, and play games. Exploring Yankee Trails with our program aides, Daisies will have the opportunity to choose different activities during the day which may include: outdoor art, space science, hikes, nature games, and working on a few Daisy petals. (For: Daisy troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Yankee Trails, Tolland When: Sunday, 5/31/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 5/18/2020 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 10/100 Coordinator: Mel Mason

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Daisies: Come on a snow adventure at Camp Laurel! We will learn about layering our clothes, create some fun art, play in the snow, and of course enjoy hot chocolate around the fire. (For: Daisy troops, Individuals w/ Adults)

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.

STEM

Outdoor

Life Skills

Entrepreneurship

Leadership Legend Program Aides

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Girl Scout Daisy Event | GRADES K-1 Daisy Outdoor Art Maker Explore nature and make your own outdoor art! The colors and sounds of nature will be the inspiration for your own unique art projects. Fulfills some requirements for the Daisy Outdoor Art Maker badge; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, Milford When: Saturday, 5/9/2020 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 4/22/2020 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/35 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Girl Scout Daisy Ways Through their Girl Scout experience, Daisies learn all about Girl Scout Traditions. What do Daisies do? What is a Daisy Circle? Come and find out, meet some Sister Girl Scouts, play games, learn some songs, and find out who Juliette Gordon Low was! (For: Daisies, Troops, and Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 11/17/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 11/4/2019 Fee: $5 girls $0 adults Min/Max: 10/100 Coordinator: Mel Mason

Daisy Petal Parade Get back to basics at our Daisy Petal Parade! Meet new friends as we go on a short “road trip” with Mari, Gloria, Gerri, Clover, Rosie, and Vi. Girls will get a take-home activity about financial literacy and earn a leaf to go with the petals. Join us for an unforgettable adventure! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Scout Hall Youth Center, East Windsor When: Sunday, 11/3/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m Register by: 10/13/2019 Fee: $18 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 80/150 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

Daisy Petal Party Get back to basics at our Daisy Petal Party! Meet new friends as we go on a short road trip with Lupe, Sunny, Zinni, and Tula. Girls will work on financial literacy and earn a leaf to go with the petals. Join us for an unforgettable adventure! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Journey Jumpstart, Three Cheers For Animals Jump into the Three Cheers for Animals Journey, which helps Daisies understand basic ways to care for themselves and others. We’ll learn about migrating animals, how they find their way, and what we can do to help ensure migration routes provide what they need. As we see how animals communicate, we’ll learn the necessity of communicating with each other while planning and implementing the Take Action project. Adults will attend most of the girls’ activites and an info session about guiding girls to complete the journey. While additional work will be needed to complete the journey, for convenience, awards are included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: DEEP Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby When: Sunday, 10/6/2019 Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 10/1/2019 Fee: $18 girl $5 adult Min/Max: 15/70 Coordinator: Linda Kalish

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 4/18/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Register by: 4/1/2020 Fee: $12 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 30/80 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

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D STEAM Challenges

Outdoor Cooking for Daisy

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 some requirements for the Daisy Rosie petal. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Girls will have the opportunity to cook over the fire with different styles of cooking including a foil packet, a dutch oven, and a cold appetizer. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 11/3/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 10/27/2019

Where: New England Science and Sailing, Stonington When: Monday, 11/11/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/24/2019 Fee: $40 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 12/24 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Where: Katoya, Milford When: Sunday, 4/5/2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 3/22/2020 Where: Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 4/26/2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 4/12/2020

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 everything else in this dynamic ecosystem. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Fee: $14 girls $6 adults Min/Max: 12/40 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

Where: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton When: Sunday, 4/26/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/8/2020 Fee: $18 girls $4 adults Min/Max: 20/50 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Rosie’s Story Reduce, reuse, recycle—let’s make our world a better place! Activities will vary based on location, but will fulfill some requirements for the Daisy Rosie Petal; petal not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, Milford When: Saturday, 10/12/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 9/25/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/35 Coordinator: Dani Frey Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center, Fairfield When: Saturday, 1/11/2020 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 12/21/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/28 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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, 4/25/2020 Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Register by: 4/10/2020 with Discovery Museum at http://discoverymuseum.org/programs- education/scouts/ Fee: $20 girls $7 adults Min/Max: 20/60 Coordinator: Sarah Tropp-Pacelli, Discovery Museum

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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, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. 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 50 for additional events Brownies can attend. The program resources on page 80 can support your troop meeting or individual experience. Both Boomerang and Program Express Kits can be done at your meetings or other local site.

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B Aquarist for a Day

Brownie Bugs

Join Maritime Aquarium staff for a behind-thescenes 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)

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. Fulfills some requirements for the Brownie Bugs badge; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Norwalk When: Saturday, 12/14/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 11/27/2019 Fee: $15 girls $15 adults Min/Max: 20/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center, Fairfield When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/28 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Boating with Brownies Girls will explore the physics of water and wind while exploring the shore of Lake Pattagansett by canoe. Adults registering should be prepared to work with their girls. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

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 Bot. Activities will complete the Brownie Leap Bot Design Challenge badge; badge included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: Pattagansett, East Lyme When: Monday, 10/14/2019 Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 9/30/2019 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 8/24 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Saturday, 3/28/2020 Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 3/13/2020 Fee: $12 girls $3 adults Min/Max: 12/40 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Brownie Basic First Aid Tips & Tricks with Kappa Delta Brownies: Get prepared for emergency situations! With the help of Kappa Delta, Girl Scouts will learn how to identify emergencies and how to treat minor injuries. Some activites may link to, but do not complete, the First Aid badge. Water, snacks, and patch included. Please register through Kappa Delta and alert us of any allergies on the RSVP form. Pictures will be taken for their social media accounts. If you have any questions or concerns, contact their vice president of community service at etanucs@gmail.com. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield When: Saturday, 2/15/2020 Time: 2:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 2/1/2020 Fee: $2 girls $0 adults Min/Max: 25/60 Coordinator: Kappa Delta

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.

STEM

Outdoor

Life Skills

Entrepreneurship

Leadership Legend

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Brownie Outdoor Adventurer

Brownie Girl Scout Ways Earn your Girl Scout Brownie Ways badge, meet other Brownie troops, learn fun songs, and about lots of Girl Scout Traditions to help you have the best Girl Scout year! (For: Brownies with troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 11/17/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 11/4/2019 Fee: $5 girls $0 adults Min/Max: 10/100 Coordinator: Mel Mason

Brownie Greenhouse Scientists Our greenhouse is teeming with life—even when the world outside is cold and snow covered. Join us in this “tropical location” for a fun lesson on bug life! Learn all about good bugs and bad bugs in this fun program that is sure to leave you buzzing with excitement! Fulfills some requirements of the Brownie Bugs badge; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford When: Saturday, 11/2/2019 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 10/16/2019 When: Saturday, 1/18/2020 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 1/1/2020 Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min/Max: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

The Connecticut Audubon Society Centers in Connecticut offer this event. Activities vary, based on resources at each center. Fulfills some requirements for the Brownie Outdoor Adventurer badge; badge not included. Visit gsofct.org for location-specific descriptions. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center, Fairfield When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Register by: 3/18/2020 Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, Milford When: Saturday, 10/12/2019 Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Register by: 9/25/2019 Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 5/2/2020 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/22/2020 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min.Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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. Fulfills some requirements for the Brownie Hiker badge; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center, Fairfield When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/28 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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Brownie Outdoor Art Creator This event, which will vary based on each center’s resources, completes some requirements for the Brownie Outdoor Art Creator badge; badge not included. Visit gsofct.org for location-specific descriptions. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Register by: 3/18/2020 Min/Max: 10/28

Calling all Brownies! Work on steps for your Potter badge! The girls will discuss pottery in our daily lives and get to see some great pots in the gallery shop. They will be able to make their own pottery using the pinch, coil, and slab techniques. The girls will have the opportunity to decorate their pots using texture, drawing, and brushwork with underglazes. Their pots will be fired in the Wesleyan Potters kilns. The pots can be picked up at the pottery at a later date. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: Wesleyan Potters, Middletown When: Sunday, 3/22/2020 Time: 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Register by: 3/6/2020 Fee: $17 girls $3 adults Glastonbury, Glastonbury Min/Max: 10/21 When: Saturday, 5/2/2020 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/22/2020 Min/Max: 10/20 Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, Milford When: Saturday, 5/9/2020 Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Register by: 4/22/2020 Min/Max: 10/35 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Coordinator: Dani Frey

Brownie Overnight at Beardsley Zoo 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: Friday, 4/3/2020 - Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Register by: 3/18/2020 Min/Max: 50/125 Fee: $65 girls $65 adults Coordinator: Dani Frey

Brownie STEM at the Coast Guard Academy

Brownies: Join us in November when the Coast Guard Academy Scoutmasters Council hosts its first Girl Scout STEM Day! Work on science and technology badges, explore the Coast Guard Academy campus, and meet female Cadets and faculty, most of whom are Coast Guard Officers and leaders in their fields. Is a Coast Guard career in your future? Let’s find out! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London When: Saturday, 11/23/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 11/8/2019; register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/21643803450 Fee: No fee, but registration required Min/Max: 15/120 Coordinator: Jacqueline Jones, Coast Guard Academy

Brownies: Let’s Investigate Play games, go on a hike, learn the principles of Leave No Trace, and create natural art. Let’s get outside and investigate! Throughout the day, you can choose from different workshops led by our trained program aides! Topics will include nature games, microhikes, nature art, bug exploration, and LNT principles. Bring your own lunch. (For: Brownies, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Yankee Trails, Tolland When: Sunday, 5/31/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 5/18/2020 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 10/100 Coordinator: Mel Mason

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Desert Island Challenge Oh no! You’ve been stranded in the woods - you need to band together with your group to make it home. Girls will learn about making fires and shelters, staying safe on the trail, and signaling for help in the wilderness. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 11/10/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 10/28/2019 Fee: $12 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 6/18 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Firebuilding for Brownies 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: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 10/27/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 10/13/2019 Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 3/29/2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 3/8/2020 Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min/Max: 12/35 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

Galactic Girls Calling all future astronauts! Spend the morning under the starry sky and prepare to blast off to the moon! See some real astronauts in space and help them with their microgravity experiments aboard the space shuttle. Girls should bring a snack. Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, no Tagalongs) Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 11/16/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 11/4/2019 When: Saturday, 3/14/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 2/28/2020 Fee: $20 girls $7 adults Register: with Discovery Museum at http://discoverymuseum.org/programs- education/scouts/ Min/Max: 20/60 Coordinator: Sarah Tropp-Pacelli, Discovery Museum

Journey Jumpstart, W.O.W. Jump into the Wonders of Water (W.O.W.) Journey! Water is essential to life, so we’ll explore current local and global issues concerning it. This is a hands-on event with both indoor and outdoor activities. Wear clothes that can get mucky as we’ll be exploring pond life from the shore. Adults will attend most of the girls’ activities and an info session about guiding girls to complete the journey. While additional work will be needed to complete the journey, awards are included for convenience. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: DEEP Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby When: Sunday, 11/3/2019 Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 10/31/2019 Fee: $18 girl $5 adult Min/Max: 15/70 Coordinator: Linda Kalish

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B Jump into Juniors, Candlewood Bridging Brownies: Join us as we jump into Girl Scout Juniors! You’ll find creative ways to share what you love about being a Brownie. We’ll hear about and try out some of the exciting things you’ll do as Girl Scout Juniors: new badges, journeys, the Bronze Award, and more skilled experiences. Activities link to the Bridge to Juniors Award. Overnight participants will take part in some activities as well as bit of free troop time. We’ll enjoy a pizza dinner and a cold breakfast, and say goodbye by 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 3/21/2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 3/9/2020 Fee: $20 girls $10 adults $20 additional for overnight option Min/Max: 40/120 day, 75 overnight Coordinator: Linda Kalish

Learn to Irish Dance with the Dancers of Riverdance and the Bennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy Learn Irish Dance from a Girl Scout who toured with Riverdance and then started her own studio! Girls will learn about the history and culture of Irish dancing while gaining knowledge of the science behind proper warming up, cooling down, and stretching techniques. They will color their own Irish Dance dress based on the ancient Celtic knotwork from the Book of Kells and ultimately develop technique, posture, musicality, teamwork, and coordination, all while learning some really fun Irish Dance steps! Parents and siblings are welcome to stay and watch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy, Milford When: Saturday, 1/25/2020 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 1/10/2020 Fee: $20 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 8/45 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Outdoor Cooking for 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: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 10/27/2019 Time: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 10/13/2019 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 3/29/2020 Time: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 3/8/2020 Where: Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 4/26/2020 Time: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 4/12/2020 Fee: $14 girls $6 adults Min/Max: 12/35 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

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Girl Scout Junior Programs & Events | GRADES 4-5

The Junior Experience

A well-rounded Girl Scout Junior experience allows Girl Scouts to explore the four program pillar areas: STEM, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. 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 50 for additional events Juniors can attend. The program resources on page 80 can support your troop meeting or individual experience. Both Boomerang and Program Express Kits can be done at your meetings or other local site.

Bronze Award information in the Highest Awards section and page 46.

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

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Astronomy for Juniors Be a Space Science Investigator while you work on the badge! We’ll start off by observing the sun if we have clear weather. We’ll take a night hike and find constellations, the North Star, and tell stories. Bring a bagged dinner. The program ends at 8:00 p.m., but if the sky is clear, we’ll be using telescopes to view deep sky objects until late in the night. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

3…2…1…Blast off! Design and build a rocket, then test its flight – all while staying within budget. Just like NASA! In teams, girls 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: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 12/27/2019 Time: 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Register by: 12/13/2019 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Astronomy Night for Juniors Want an out-of-this-world experience? Discover and identify all things space in this nighttime workshop. Join Discovery Museum staff to learn about the universe and what we can (and can’t) see in our night sky. See how telescopes help us understand our place in the universe like never before! Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, no Tagalongs)

Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 2/8/2020 - Sunday, 2/9/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 1/24/2020 with Discovery Museum at http://discoverymuseum.org/programs- education/scouts/ Fee: $22 girls $7 adults Min/Max: 20/45 Coordinator: Sarah Tropp-Pacelli, Discovery Museum

Bronze Award Bootcamp

Are you ready to take action in your community and earn the highest award for Girl Scout Juniors? Join us for Bronze Award Bootcamp for some basic training in the knowledge and skills you need for success! Juniors and adults Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport will work together to explore the guidelines for the Bronze When: Friday, 1/31/2020 Award: finding an issue, financing your project, creating a Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. timeline, working as a team, and much more. This workshop Register by: 1/10/2020 with Discovery Museum at is intended for troops or individuals who have completed one http://discoverymuseum.org/programs- Junior journey and are currently working or planning to work education/scouts/ on their Bronze Award. Co-leaders or adults helping with the Fee: $25 girls $7 adults Bronze Award are strongly encouraged to attend. Min/Max: 20/45 (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Coordinator: Sarah Tropp-Pacelli, Discovery Museum Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 11/16/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 11/1/2019

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.

STEM

Outdoor

Life Skills

Entrepreneurship

Where: When: Time: Register by:

Laurel, Lebanon Saturday, 1/11/2020 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12/23/2019

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North Haven Service Center, North Haven Saturday, 5/16/2020 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4/1/2020

Fee: $5 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Leadership Legend

After completing a Junior Journey, Juniors take action by earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award. See more about this highest award on page 46.

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Firebuilding for 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: When: Time: Register by:

Katoya, Milford Sunday, 10/6/2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 9/29/2019

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Candlewood, New Fairfield Sunday, 3/22/2020 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3/8/2020

Fee: $12 girls $6 adults Min/Max: 12/35 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

Canoeing with Juniors Girls will explore the physics of water and wind while exploring 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: Sunday, 10/13/2019 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Register by: 9/30/2019 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 8/24 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Crime Lab

Fishing with NESS 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 components of the Junior Animal Habitat Badge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing, Stonington When: Monday, 10/14/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 9/26/2019 Fee: $40 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 12/24 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Put your sleuth skills to the test! Secret messages, invisible ink, mystery substances - all in a day’s work at Crime Lab! We will break codes to understand secret Flower Power! messages, read invisible ink, and identify mystery It’s a pollination palooza! Examine blooming substances. Once you’ve learned the tricks of the trade and flowers up close! Learn about pollination, what it involves, perfected your detective skills, help us solve a crime and and see it in action on our grounds. Have fun dissecting save the day! Girls should bring a snack. Museum patch a flowering plant and playing a pollination game! Fulfills included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, no Tagalongs) some requirements of the Junior Flowers badge; badge not Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) When: Saturday, 12/7/2019 Where: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. When: Saturday, 4/11/2020 Register by: 11/22/2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $20 girls $7 adults Register by: 3/25/2020 Min/Max: 20/60 Fee: $15 girls $8 adults Min/Max: 8/30 When: Saturday, 1/18/2020 Coordinator: Dani Frey Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 1/3/2020 Fee: $20 girls $7 adults Min/Max: 20/43

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Junior Animal Habitats

Meet the sisters of Phi Sigma Rho at UConn while doing fun STEM experiments! Get Set exposes Girl Scout Juniors to engineering and STEM fields through fun experiments related to various types of engineering. Bring a snack. Register directly with Community Partner. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Come see where the wild things live! Explore the seven distinct habitats on the Bartlett Arboretum grounds and learn about the diverse life found at each, from tiny tadpoles to magnificent hawks. Fulfills some requirements of the Junior Animal Habitats badge; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: UConn, Storrs When: Sunday, 11/17/2019 Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register with: Community Program Partner until full by emailing psrtheta.directorofservice@gmail.com Register by: 11/3/2019 Fee: No fee, but registration is required Min/Max: 5/45 Coordinator: Emma Finnerty, Phi Sigma Rho, UConn

Where: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 Fee: $15 girls $8 adults Min/Max: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Junior Gardener, Bartlett Arboretum

Journey Jumpstart, Amuse

Have some fun in our vegetable garden while learning how to start your own garden at home. Learn the basics of planting To celebrate Womens’ History Month, meet women who and caring for your garden, then taste and learn about some play a variety of roles in the outdoor and STEM fields. Find of the different edible plant parts at the Arboretum. Finally, out who were their role models and what, if any, stereotypes pot your very own veggie seeds to take home. Fulfills some do they encounter and how they handle them. Adults will requirements for the Junior Gardener badge; badge not attend most of the girls’ activities, and an info session about included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) guiding girls to complete the journey. Additional work will be Where: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford needed to complete the journey, award is included. (For: When: Saturday, 6/6/2020 Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Where: DEEP Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby Register by: 5/20/2020 When: Saturday, 3/7/2020 Fee: $15 girls $8 adults Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Min/Max: 8/30 Register by: 2/27/2020 Coordinator: Dani Frey Fee: $18 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 15/70 Coordinator: Linda Kalish

Junior Jumpstart, Think Like an Engineer Eversource helps Juniors understand the engineering process as they explore electricity. Additional work is needed to complete their Take Action portion of the Journey. Award and lunch provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Eversource, 107 Seldon St., Berlin When: Friday, 4/17/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 4/9/2020 Fee: $5 girls $0 adults Min/Max: 15/30 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Junior Flowers 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: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019

Junior Animal Habitats, Fairfield Audubon Take to the trails and investigate different animal habitats and discover who lives where. 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. Fulfills some requirements for the Junior Animal Habitats badge; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/28 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Junior Boss Girls Be your own boss and make money doing what you love this year as an entrepreneur! Discover what an entrepreneur is, brainstorm your perfect business idea, and create a business plan. This program would be a great help to girls or troops who are working towrds their cookie goals or funding a trip. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where: When: Time: Register by: Fee: Min/Max: Coordinator:

When: Saturday, 5/2/2020 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/22/2020 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Junior Gardener, Connecticut Audubon Visit our pollinator garden and discover how choosing the right plants helps attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Explore garden design, create your own paper pots, and plant seeds to take home. Learn how to care for your garden and the simple changes that can help wildlife. Fulfills some requirements for the Junior Gardener badge; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, Milford When: Saturday, 10/12/2019 Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 9/25/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/35 Coordinator: Dani Frey

TBD Saturday, 4/4/2020 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3/13/2020 $15 girls $5 adults 10/100 Mel Mason

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J Junior Jewelers Girls will get an introduction to jewelry tools including pliers, cutters, hammers, anvils, files, and sandpaper. They will craft a bracelet using wire work beads, shells, or glass. The projects will be inspired by Greek and Roman cultures. They will be able to polish the wire and add unique creative touches to each piece. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Wesleyan Potters, Middletown When: Sunday, 3/22/2020 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Register by: 3/6/2020 Fee: $25 girls $3 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

Junior Overnight at Beardsley Zoo 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, 10/5/2019 - Sunday, 10/6/2019 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Register by: 9/18/2019 Fee: $65 girls $65 adults Min/Max: 50/125 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Junior Outdoor Art Explorer

Katniss Skills School

Explore the natural environment and become inspired to create your own artwork. Activities vary by site, but fulfills some requirements for the Junior Outdoor Art Explorer badge; badge not included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Girls like Katniss Everdeen show what it means to be smart, strong, and determined. Juniors can come hone their skills in archery, fire building, and wilderness survival. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 3/18/2020 Min/Max: 10/28

Where: Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 11/10/2019 Time: 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Register by: 10/28/2019 Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 6/18 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Fairfield When: Saturday, 5/2/2020 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Register by: 4/22/2020 Min/Max: 10/20 Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 5/2/2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/22/2020 Min/Max: 10/20 Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, Milford When: Saturday, 5/9/2020 Time: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 4/22/2020 Min/Max: 10/35 Fee: $15 girls $3 adults Coordinator: Dani Frey

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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) Where: Mystic Seaport, Mystic When: Saturday, 5/2/2020 - Sunday, 5/3/2020 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 4/9/2020 When: Friday, 5/8/2020 - Saturday, 5/9/2020 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 4/16/2020 Fee: $80 girls $80 adults Min/Max: 22/47 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

Outdoor Cooking for Juniors 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)

STEM Day for Juniors at the University of New Haven

Where: Katoya, Milford When: Sunday, 10/6/2019 Time: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 9/29/2019

Let college students help you earn STEM badges through engaging hands-on activities! The members of Theta Tau are excited to work with you on their favorite STEM subjects. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: When: Time: Register by:

Where: University of New Haven, West Haven When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 3/18/2020 Fee: $15 girl $5 adults Min/Max: 15/45 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Rocky Craig, Stamford Sunday, 11/10/2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 10/27/2019

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 3/22/2020 Time: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 3/8/2020 Fee: $14 girls $6 adults Min/Max: 12/35 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

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J SWE: Be That Engineer! for Juniors

Think Like an Engineer for Juniors

Learn to think like an engineer! Design and build with the Society of Engineers! It will help you for your entire life! Let the young women in the Society of Engineers help you design and build projects and test your results. Can you improve your design? Learn how! Special adult activity offered. Fee includes snack and special SWE patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, no Tagalongs)

Juniors! Join us and the Women in STEM at Connecticut College as we “Think Like an Engineer!” Find out how engineers use design thinking to solve problems and work through structural engineering issues with hands-on activities. As we wrap up the day, you’ll be left with some great ideas for Take Action projects and how you can truly make a difference in your community. Adults will work in concurrent sessions to understand the Junior activities and discuss how to guide the girls in the Take Action project. Journey Award is included; Take Action Award is not and should be purchased upon completion of the Take Action project. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: Eversource, Berlin When: Sunday, 5/3/2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 4/17/2020 Fee: $7 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 20/60 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

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Where: Connecticut College, New London When: Saturday, 11/23/2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 11/8/2019 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 10/60 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

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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, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. 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 50 for additional events Cadettes can attend. The program resources on page 80 can support your troop meeting or individual experience.

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Silver Award information in the Highest Awards section and page 46 Looking to Travel? Info on page 44. Remember to visit the Multi-level section for more opportunities!


C Astronomy for Cadettes

Cadette Boss Girls

Be a Space Science Researcher while you work on the badge of the same name! We’ll observe the sun and make diagrams of sunspots, flares, prominences, and others. Bring a bagged dinner. The program ends at 8:00 p.m., but if the sky is clear, we’ll be using telescopes to view deep sky objects until late in the night. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Saturday, 12/28/2019 Time: 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Register by: 12/13/2019 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Boss Girls will help Cadettes either individually or with their troops learn about being an entrepreneur, what an entrepreneur is, and work on steps needed to brainstorm their own business idea and develop their business plan. The girls will then have the opportunity to pitch their business idea (and get feedback about it) from female business women. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Shelton area When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 3/13/2020 Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 10/100 Coordinator: Mel Mason

Bird’s the Word

Cadette Outdoor Art

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)

The 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: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton When: Sunday, 9/29/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 9/12/2019 Fee: $18 girls $4 adults Min/Max: 20/50 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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.

STEM

Outdoor

Life Skills

Entrepreneurship

Leadership Legend

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Program Aide

Program Aide To earn a Program Aide Award, Cadettes follow these steps:

1. Earn one Leader in Action (LIA) award. See Leader in Action webinar dates, page 33. 2. Complete a Program Aide Care Training course, which will help you learn how to work with children and also gain a deeper understanding of a specialty area, such as, STEM, Outdoor, games, or adapting activities for Girl Scouts with all abilities. See page 67 for training dates. 3. Work directly with a group(s) of girls over the course of six sessions. Consider attending one of these dates, which includes an opportunity within the training to begin working with younger girls: 11/16-17/2019, Candlewood 2/8/2020, Middletown 5/30-31/2020, Yankee Trails For groups of 15 or more Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors, additional workshops may be arranged. Contact customercare@gsofct.org for details. *We know that nationally Program Aide is a Cadette award. But, we understand that Seniors and Ambassadors also want the opportunity to work with younger girls. Seniors and Ambassadors may register for Program Aide courses and help at events, working towards the Service to Girl Scouting Bar award.

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C Canoeing Adventure for Cadettes

Cadette Trees Nature lovers, unite! Discover some of the most unique trees at the Arboretum and learn tree science on this guided tour designed to show you the incredible diversity of trees Bartlett has to offer. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

For Cadettes with canoeing experience who want a little more adventure. We’ll gather the night before to prepare for a 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 shoreline. We’ll also cook outdoors. Participants will need a bag supper; breakfast and lunch will be provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, Stamford When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 When: Saturday, 6/6/2020 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 5/20/2020

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Tuesday, 6/16/2020 - Wednesday, 6/17/2020 Time: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. Register by: 6/1/2020

Fee: $15 girls $8 adults Min/Max: 8/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

When: Wednesday, 6/24/2020 - Thursday, 6/25/2020 Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. Register by: 6/8/2020 Fee: $50 girls $20 adults Min/Max: 6/20 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Cadette Trip to Savannah Calling all Cadettes! Spend your April break in Savannah. For more information, please refer to the travel section on page 44 of your Program Resource Guide. Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

Cadette Winter Overnight Spend a night outside with us trying out your winter survival skills. We will sleep outside and cook our breakfast! Try camping outside in the winter (we will have a warm building in case you need to come inside), cook your breakfast outside, check your gear, and see how it works. Try out some winter yoga, make an adventure journal, and practice some Leave No Trace principles. Bring your own bag dinner. (For: Cadette troops and Individuals w/ Adults) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 2/21/2020 - Saturday, 2/22/2020 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 1:00 p.m. Register by: 2/7/2020 Fee: $30 girls $15 adults Min/Max: 10/50 Coordinator: Mel Mason

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Engineer Your Own Girl Scout Cadette Patch Design and build your own LED Girl Scout patch with the Society of Women Engineers at Yale! 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 during the event where we will discuss strategies to encourage girls to pursue their interests in STEM. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Yale University, New Haven When: Saturday, 10/26/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/15/2019 at engineeringday.com/gsday2019 Fee: $5 girls $0 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Margaret Elise Bullock, SWE Yale

Exploring the Shore Equipped with the tools of an ecologist, Cadettes explore a coastal ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Using scientific equipment, girls conduct their own fieldwork, collect fish, jellies, shrimp, and algae with seine nets, and log data on air and water temperature, salinity, pH, and dissolved oxygen. This hands-on experience allows Cadettes to be scientists as they investigate the interconnectedness of organisms and the nonliving parts of an ecosystem. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Norwalk When: Sunday, 10/20/2019 Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 Fee: $18 per person Min/Max: 20/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Firebuilding for 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, No Adults)

Follow the Arrow During this 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) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Friday, 1/17/2020 -Saturday, 1/18/2020 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Register by: 1/2/2020 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 1/18/2020 - Sunday, 1/19/2020 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 3:00 p.m. Register by: 1/2/2020 Fee: $50 girls $20 adults Min/Max: 10/30 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

It All Adds Up! at Travelers for Cadettes You do math every day; even outside of school! Now learn how math in insurance works to protect us! Play Wheel of Misfortune and other math games to understand how insurance works to protect us. Thanks to the Women in Actuarial and Analytics, parking fees are generously covered and lunch and patch are provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Travelers, Hartford When: Monday, 10/14/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Register by: 9/30/2019 Fee: $7 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 10/65 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday , 10/20/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 10/6/2019 Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 3/15/2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Register by: 3/1/2020 Fee: $12 girls Min/Max: 12/25 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

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C Leader In Action You can be a Leader in Action by assisting a Brownie troop with their Journey! Use your organization skills or your special talents to teach Brownies something important about their Journey! Join us for this informative webinar to learn more about earning the Cadette LIA award. We will talk about how you can work with a Brownie troop to help them earn a section of their journey. More information about earning your LIA can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. There will be time at the end of the webinar for us to answer any questions you may have. (For: Troop, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Webinar, go to GSOFCT.org>Activities registration area for link When: Monday, 9/9/2019 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 9/8/2019 When: Monday, 3/9/2020 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 3/8/2020 Fee: Free Min/Max: 2/100 Coordinator: Mel Mason

Outdoor Cooking for Cadettes Girls will have the opportunity to cook with different styles of cooking including 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, No Adults)

Primitive Camping Overnight Cadettes: Let’s go camping! On this one-night overnight, Cadettes will pitch their tents, cook two meals, and practice Leave No Trace. Girls will also have the opportunity to complete several requirements of the Cadette Primitive Camping badge. Participants will need to bring a bag supper. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 10/20/2019 Time: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 10/6/2019 Where: Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 11/10/2019 Time: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Register by: 10/27/2020 Where: When: Time: Register by:

An-Se-Ox, Oxford Sunday, 3/15/2020 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. 3/1/2020

Fee: $14 girls Min/Max: 12/25 Coordinator: Shannon Longo

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Candlewood, New Fairfield Saturday, 5/16/2020 - Sunday, 5/17/2020 Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 4/27/2020

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Rocky Craig, Stamford Saturday, 9/26/2020 - Sunday, 9/27/2020 Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 9/14/2020

Fee: $40 girls $20 adults Min/Max: 12/40 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

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STEM Ocean Science I Discover how you are connected to the water around you through STEM! 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. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing, Stonington When: Saturday, 5/16/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/29/2020 Fee: $40 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 10/16 Coordinator: Dani Fre

STEM Ocean Science II Discover how you are connected to the water around you through STEM! Learn about watersheds and the water cycle by kayaking through an estuary and taking water quality measurements to determine the relative health of this important ecosystem. Prerequisites: STEM Ocean Science I (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing, Stonington When: Saturday, 6/13/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 5/27/2020 Fee: $50 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 10/16 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Stamp Carving for Letterboxes Learn how to carve your own rubber stamps to place in letterboxes! We will carve personal stamps and then work in groups to create a letterbox for Cadettes to take home and plant themselves. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford When: Sunday, 3/15/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register by: 2/27/2020 Fee: $10 girls $7 adults Min/Max: 10/25 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

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C Think Like an Engineer for Cadettes Cadettes! Join us and the Women in STEM at Connecticut College as we Think Like an Engineer! Find out how engineers use design thinking to solve problems and work through structural engineering issues with hands-on activities. As we wrap up the day, you’ll be left with some great ideas for Take Action projects and how you can truly make a difference in your community. Adults will work in concurrent sessions to understand the girl activities and how to guide them in the Take Action project. Journey Award is included, Take Action Award is not and should be purchased upon completion of the Take Action Project. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Groton Municipal Building, Groton When: Sunday, 1/12/2020 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register by: 12/20/2019 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 10/60 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

After completing a Cadette Journey, Cadettes take action by earning the Girl Scout Silver Award. See more about this highest award on page 46 and Boot Camp in the Program Resources section on page 80.

United Girls Fair Join The Women Empowered Organization at Quinnipiac University for a day of fun and to work on Cadette-level badges. Lunch will be provided. To register, please email Reyna Villar at reyna.villar@quinnipiac.edu. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Quinnipiac University, Hamden When: Sunday, 4/19/2020 Time: 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. Register by: 4/12/2020; email Reyna at reyna.villar@quinnipiac.edu Fee: Free Min/Max: 30/70 Coordinator: Reyna Villar, The Women Empowered Organization

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

The Senior & Ambassador Experience

A well-rounded Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador experience allows Girl Scouts to explore the four program pillar areas: STEM, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. 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 50 for additional events Seniors and Ambassadors can attend. The program resources on page 80 can support your troop meeting or individual experience.

Gold Award information in the Highest Awards section on page 46. Looking to Travel? Info on page 44.

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Appalachian Trail Hikes

Ambassador Water 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 the opportunity to accomplish Step 2 of the badge. *Badge not included with program. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/3/2019 Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Would you like to say “I hiked the Appalachian Trail!” The AT, as it is commonly known, is a scenic trail system that covers 2,190 miles in 14 states between Georgia and Maine. Some hikers attempt to cover the entire trail in a single hiking season. Others prefer to hike a section or two at a time. We offer three trips this year, each covering different sections of the AT between Connecticut and Massachusetts; pick the trip that’s right for you! We will gather at the trail head for a gear inspection to ensure everyone is prepared before we head out. We plan to cover approximately ten miles per day, on often-hilly terrain. Space is limited to a small group of Seniors and Ambassadors, as we will observing responsible “Leave No Trace” principals of minimal-impact hiking and camping. Girls must be wellacquainted with their gear and be able to carry it gear over distance. Girls will also be asked to bring the meals they intend to eat. It is not necessary to purchase new gear; some can be borrowed or shared. Girls must also be comfortable with primitive camping. Informational web meetings held prior to each hike. (For Troops, Individuals) Where: Cornwall to Salisbury When: Sunday, 7/5/2020 - Thursday, 7/9/2020 Time: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - Thursday, 12:00 p.m. Register by: 6/22/2020 Where: When: Time: Register by:

Sherman to Cornwall Sunday, 7/26/2020 - Wednesday, 7/29/2020 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. 7/13/2020

Where: Western Massachusetts When: Friday, 8/7/2020 - Friday, 8/14/2020 Time: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - Friday, 12:00 p.m. Register by: 7/20/2020 Fee: See specific trip Min/Max: 3/10 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

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.

STEM

Outdoor

Life Skills

Entrepreneurship

Leadership Legend

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Astronomy Overnight for Senior/Ambassador Crew

CT River Two-night Trip for Seniors and Ambassadors

Space Science - Teach a badge, earn a badge! Help Juniors with their Space Science Investigator badge and work on your own Space Science Expert badge. We will overnight in the troop house. Bring a bagged dinner and we’ll supply breakfast. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Join us for our sixth annual canoe trip on the Connecticut River! Sunday afternoon, we’ll start at camp and practice our paddling on the 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 our canoes and set out for Seldon Neck. We’ll paddle into quiet inlets, observe local water birds, and enjoy a night by the river. Tuesday morning, we paddle back upriver 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: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 12/27/2019 - Saturday, 12/28/2019 Time: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 12/13/2019 Fee: $12 girls $12 adults Min/Max: 1/6 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Camp Iceland Trip Calling all Seniors and Ambassadors! Join us for a trip to Ulfljotsvatn Scout Center in Iceland in August 2020. For more information, please refer to the travel section on page 44.

Where: Connecticut River, Hadlyme When: Sunday, 8/16/2020 - Tuesday, 8/18/2020 Time: Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. Register by: 6/15/2020 Fee: $75 girls $75 adults Min/Max: 5/12 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

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Embroidery Explorations

CT River Four-night Trip for Seniors and Ambassadors

Calling all Seniors! Work on steps for your Textile Artist badge. Learn a new skill and create a lovely gift. Seniors and Ambassors: Are you looking for more In this workshop, Girl Scouts will learn a variety of adventure on the water? Sunday afternoon, we’ll start at beautiful embroidery techniques to create a small wall camp and practice our paddling on the lake. We’ll plan our decoration and sachet gift. Basic embroidery stitches meals, go shopping, and spend the night at camp. Monday will be taught as well as tool and material selection and morning, we leave for the Connecticut River and spend design skills. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be three nights camping on the water’s edge at approved able to decorate jeans, tote bags, and more! (For: Troops, water-access camping areas. Thursday morning, we paddle Individuals w/ Adult) back to our put-in site and return to camp. Participants Wesleyan Potters, Middletown should be comfortable with outdoor meal preparation and Where: When: Sunday, 3/22/2020 primitive camping. Fee includes some meals and permits. Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (For Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Register by: 3/6/2020 Where: Connecticut River, Middletown to Hadlyme Fee: $25 girls $3 adults When: Sunday, 6/28/2020 - Thursday, 7/2/2020 Min/Max: 10/17 Time: Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - Thursday, 12:00 p.m. Coordinator: Melissa Ilies Register by: 6/3/2020 Fee: $150 girls $150 adults Min/Max: 5/12 Girl Scout Day at Synchrony Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Financial - Seniors and Ambassadors

Design, Discover, Build, Teach!

What happens behind the doors of one of the country’s top financial services firms? Spend Election Day with the successful women at Synchrony Financial and find out Seniors and Ambassadors: Explore the what could be in YOUR future! Learn about their career different types of engineering, design your own solutions paths along with young women who recently graduated to problems, and build your prototype. Work with young women engineers to learn how engineers explore and solve from college to learn how their college experience problems using science and technology. Then on Saturday prepared them for a role in business. And a bonus: You will also work alongside female leaders in the company afternoon, teach Brownies about designing and building their own creations. Bring a bag dinner; snack and Saturday on a special community service project! Breakfast and lunch generously provided by Synchrony. This is a drop-off breakfast and lunch provided. Fee includes patch. event. (For: Troops, Individuals, No Adults) (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Synchrony Financial, Stamford When: Election Day, Tuesday, 11/5/2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 10/22/2019 Fee: $7 girls no adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 3/27/2020 - Saturday, 3/28/2020 Time: Friday, 6:30 p.m. - Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Register by: 3/13/2020 Fee: $15 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 10/35 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Nearby Council Opportunities 14th Annual T.R.E.C. Teens Reaching Extraordinary Challenges October 25-27, 2019 • Register your group for this outdoor skills competition! Camp Hoffman, Kingston, RI • Girl Scouts of Southern New England • TeamTREC@hotmail.com

Leadership Academy April 21-24, 2020 • Develop the skills needed to make your voice heard, get that dream job, set out to college, and gain confidence and poise. Camp Cedar Hill, Waltham, MA – With daily trips to Boston • Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts • bcalkins@gsema.org

Snowshoe Sisters: Orienteering January 25, 2020 • Enjoy the outdoors, practice orienteering, and become a snowshoe expert as you explore. Hogback Mountain, Marlborough, VT • Girl Scouts of Green and White Mountains • customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org

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Girls Rock the Capitol Do you have an interest in government, public policy, or advocacy? Are you interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at Connecticut State government? Join us for Girls Rock the Capitol (GRTC), a unique legislative girl internship and mentoring program for high school girls. You’ll be paired with a female legislator who will mentor you throughout the five-month program as you work side by side on issues that will influence the future of your state. You’ll attend committee meetings and full House sessions and hear discussions and debates on bills and laws. You’ll even have an opportunity to write a bill and present it to your legislator, community, or perhaps the House floor! As a GRTC Intern, you’ll acquire the skills necessary to express your concerns to people in positions of power and move toward positive change in Connecticut. Application Requirements: Applicants must be mature, articulate, and intrested in advocacy or political service. A written application and one reference are due by October 30. Program Commitment: Interns must be available to fully participate in all State House days as well as training and evaluation. Commitment includes, but is not limited to, a retreat training session and attendance at legislative sessions. Additional days may be available to interns. Important Dates: October 30: Application, Parent/guardian agreement form, and Reference form are due. November 5-9: Interviews will be held. December 7: Retreat training session for all accepted GRTC interns. Where: State House, Hartford When: Saturday, 12/7/2019 At Retreat, girls will plan one day a month to meet as a group at the Capitol, January - May 2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $125 girls $0 adults Min/Max: 4/10 Coordinator: Mel Mason

Justice Virtual Journey Join Ambassadors from around the state for this unique program. Over the course of six online sessions every Tuesday, starting June 2 through July 7, 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 to earn their Gold Award and advance 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 six consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, and July 7. *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. works best. (For: Troops, Individuals) Where: Online When: Tuesday, 6/2/2020 - Tuesday, 7/7/2020 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 5/15/2020 Fee: $40 girls Min/Max: 10/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend CREW

Paddle Daze Senior 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)

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: Thursday, 8/20/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 8/3/2020

Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 9/25/2020 – Sunday, 9/27/2020 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 9/13/2020 Fee: $15 girls $7 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

When: Monday, 8/24/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 8/10/2020 Fee: $20 girls $20 paddling adults $5 adults Min/Max: 6/20 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Our Cabana Trip Calling all Seniors and Ambassadors! Join us for a trip to our Cabana, one of the World Centers located in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in February 2021. For more information, please refer to the travel section on page 44 of your Program Resource Guide.

Program Aide An awesome way to work with younger Girl Scouts and continue your leadership journey. See page 67.

Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

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Senior Locavore 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) Where: When: Time: Register by:

The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury, Glastonbury Saturday, 10/19/2019 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10/3/2019

Where: Saturday, 5/2/2020 When: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/22/2020

Senior - Ambassador Winter Camping

Fee: $14 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Spend a night outside with us trying out your winter survival skills. We will sleep outside and cook our dinner! Try camping outside in the winter (we will have a warm building in case you need to come inside), cook your dinner outside, check your gear, and see how it works. Try out some winter yoga, make an adventure journal, and practice some Leave No Trace principles. (For: Senior/Ambassador Troops, Individuals w/ Adults) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Saturday, 2/22/2020 - Sunday, 2/23/2020 Time: Saturday, 2:00 p.m. - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Register by: 2/7/2020 Fee: $30 girls $15 adults Min/Max: 10/50 Coordinator: Mel Mason

Senior Ambassador Boss Girl Be your own boss and make money doing what you love this year as an entrepreneur! Discover what an entrepreneur is, brainstorm your perfect business idea, and create a business plan. Then, have the opportunity to pitch your idea to female entrepreneurs and possibly get your project approved as an additional money earning project for a trip or other Girl Scout adventure. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Shelton area When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 4/4/2020 Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 10/100 Coordinator: Mel Mason

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Sow What? Virtual Journey Join Seniors from around the state for this unique program. Over the course of six online sessions every Tuesday, starting October 1 through November 5, 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 to earn their Gold Award and advance 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. This online session will run six consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings: October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, and November 5, 2019. *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)

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.

Where: Online When: Tuesday, 10/1/2019 - Tuesday, 11/5/2019 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 9/13/2019 This online session will run six consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings: March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, and April 7, 2020. When: Tuesday, 3/3/2020 - Tuesday, 4/7/2020 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 2/20/2020 Fee: $40 girls Min/Max: 10/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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Travel Cadette trip to Savannah

Approximate dates: Monday, April 13 - Thursday, April 16, 2020 Cost estimation: $1,200 Calling all Cadettes! Spend your April break in Savannah, Georgia. We will explore the Girl Scout birthplace, the historic district, Tybee Island, and more. Price includes flight, transportation to/from the airports, accommodation, travel insurance, ticket to birthplace, and transportation to/from Tybee Island. Girls will participate in the planning process and costs may increase depending on what they choose to do. Girls will be expected to attend three planning meetings before the trip. We are seeking 15 girls from around the state to make this trip happen. If we get more than 15 interested girls, we will conduct interviews to select participants. Girls will be chaperoned by volunteers and Girl Scout staff. For questions about the trip, please reach out to customercare@gsofct.org. Please reach out with interest by Friday, October 11, 2019. A $500 deposit will be due Friday, October 18, 2019, to reserve your spot.

Camp Iceland trip in August 2020

Approximate Dates: Eight days/seven nights in early/mid August, 2020. Exact date TBD. Cost estimation: $2,500 Calling all Seniors and Ambassadors! Join us for a trip to Ulfljotsvatn Scout Center in Iceland. Price includes accommodation (indoor), all meals, flight, coach to/from airports, and travel insurance. Girls will work together to plan/select day activities they want to do as a group. Activities are offered by the Scout Center and are booked separately (cost will likely increase to about $3,000 depending on activities girls select). Examples of possible activities offered by the Scout Center include: Reykjavik Day tour, sailing and paddling, horseback riding, campfires, caving, hiking, glacier walks, and more. We are seeking 15 girls from around the state to make this trip happen. If we get more than 15 interested girls, we will conduct interviews to select participants. Girls will be chaperoned by volunteers and Girl Scout staff. Girls will be expected to attend multiple planning meetings prior to the trip. For questions about the trip, please reach out to customercare@gsofct.org. Please reach out with interest by Friday, October 11, 2019. A $500 deposit will be due on Friday, October 18, 2019 to secure your spot.

Trip to Our Cabana in February 2021

Approximate Dates: Saturday, February 13- Monday, February 22, 2021 Cost estimation: $3,000 Calling all Seniors and Ambassadors! Join us for a trip to our Cabana, one of the World Centers located in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Participate in the Monarch Butterfly Program at Our Cabana. Visit the forests of the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary and enjoy this unique spectacle while discovering the cultural richness, traditions, and gastronomy of Mexico. Price includes: Flight, accommodation at Our CabaĂąa, program, trips to the Cosmological and Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries, community action activity, WTD Celebration & badge, trip to Cuernavaca, and all meals. We are seeking 15 girls from around the state to make this trip happen. If we get more than 15 interested girls, we will conduct interviews to select participants. Girls will be chaperoned by volunteers and Girl Scout staff. Girls will be expected to attend multiple planning meetings prior to the trip. For questions about the trip, please reach out to customercare@gsofct.org. Please reach out with interest by Friday, October 25, 2019. A $500 deposit will be due Friday, November 1, 2019 to reserve your spot.

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T G.I.R.L. 2020 October 21 - 26, 2020 Start planning for the ultimate G.I.R.L. experience! In October 2020, Girl Scouts will be convening in Orlando to paint the town Girl Scout green. During this trip, you’ll be meeting Girl Scouts from across the country and experience what “being a sister to every Girl Scout” means. Join us for the largest girl-led event. It’s going to be an epic celebration! Approximate cost: $1,700 per person Deadline: $200 deposit due December 15, 2019. Full balance due: July 15, 2020 Includes: airfare, hotel for five nights, most meals, one-day pass to Disney or Universal Studios and convention cost. (For: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors)

In Orlando:

October 21-23 See democracy in action at the 55th National Council Session

October 23-25 G.I.R.L. Expo

Amazing activities planned by the National Team of Seniors and Ambassadors

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, 2019: Round one Applications December 2019: Destinations hosts will notify round one applicants of their status. February 15, 2020: Deadline for round two applications (to fill any remaining spots) March 2020: Destination hosts will notify round two 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 Organized by GSOFCT volunteers, Travel Troop #3 has members from across the state. Any girl in grades 6-12 or adult may join. Troops may send a representative to our meetings, held 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Middletown Police Station, 222 Main St. Trips are local, interstate, and abroad. Projected trips include: Biking / hosteling / Nantucket / Ski Okemo / Riding Weekend / Beach Camping / Glacier National Park/Europe. Contact: francesconmoe@aol.com

Meeting Dates: Tuesday, 10/1/2019 Tuesday, 11/5/2019 Thursday, 12/12/2019 Monday, 1/20/2020 Wednesday, 4/22/2020 Wednesday, 5/27/2020 Beach Bash, Tuesday, 7/21/2020

Go to TravelTroop3.weebly.com

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Highest Awards at a Glance

Awards

Girl Scout Juniors in 4th and 5th Grade

Girl Scout Cadettes in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors in 9th-12th Grade

Number of Girls Per Project

Troop or Group

One-to-four. Larger troops must divide girls into smaller groups with separate projects.

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Deadline to Complete

September 30th the year you finish 5th grade

September 30th the year you finish 8th grade

September 30th the year you graduate. Project Proposal must be received by June 1st of the year you graduate. Final report due by March 15th to be included in this year’s ceremony.

Hours per Girl

20 individual hours

50 individual hours

80 individual hours

Prerequisites

One Junior Journey with accompanying Take Action project

One Cadette Journey with accompanying Take Action project

Two age-appropriate* Journeys with accompanying Take Action projects OR Silver Award and One age-appropriate* Journey with accompanying Take Action project. *Age appropriate is defined as a journey for the level they are currently in or will be for the majority of the time spent on it.

Workshops

Bronze Award Bootcamp or Highest Awards Workshop. Optional, but encouraged.

Silver Award Bootcamp or Highest Awards Workshop or pre-recorded Silver Award Webinar. Optional, but highly recommended.

Gold Award Webinar or Gold Award Bootcamp or Gold Award Workshop. Required.

Project Plan Submission and Approval

By troop/group adult volunteer or designated adult volunteer. Projects within Girl Scout community require approval from GSOFCT’s Girl Experience Department

By troop/group adult volunteer or designated adult volunteer. Projects within Girl Scout community require approval from GSOFCT’s Girl Experience Department

Project proposal submitted via GoGold Online

Where Your Project Can Take Place

Inside or outside of Girl Scout Community.

Project may not solely reside within Girl Scouts. Projects mainly outside of Girl Scout community are recommended. If community issue can be addressed within Girl Scouts, girls must contact GSOFCT during research stage to discuss and seek approval.

Project may not solely reside within Girl Scouts. Projects mainly outside of Girl Scout community are highly recommended for the Gold Award. If community issue can be addressed within Girl Scouts, girls must contact GSOFCT during research stage to discuss and seek approval.

Sustainability- How will your project continue once project is over?

Girls discuss and brainstorm sustainable possibilities. Implement sustainability into project as much as possible.

Girls discuss and brainstorm sustainable possibilities. Girls should plan and implement sustainability into the project.

Project must ensure sustainability.

Leadership

Each girl must show a leadership role in the leadership project.

Each girl must show a leadership role in the project.

Each girl is required to be the project manager.

Final Report and Council Notification

Troop/group leader evaluates project with group. Notifies council online at gsofct.org of completion of project.

Troop/group leader evaluates project with group. Notifies council online at gsofct.org of completion of project.

Girl submits Final Report via GoGold Online. Girl is required to have final interview with members of Gold Award Committee.

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Join the Gold Award Committee! Members of the Gold Award Committee 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 or would like to learn more about joining the Gold Award Committee, please email customercare@gsofct.org.

“Unlike any other project you will complete in your life, going for your Gold will challenge you to create solutions, discover your interests, and enact real change– all on your own terms.” Melody “Doing the Gold Award project will give young Girl Scouts real world experience before they even enter a work environment, and could very likely inspire your future goals in the best way possible.” Alyse

Gold Award Webinars Gold Award Webinars fulfill the training prerequisite for the Girl Scout Gold Award. Webinars take place at least twice a month with a webinar the second Tuesday of the month. For webinar dates and to sign up, visit the Gold Award page on gsofct.org. Looking for something in person? See page 81 for information on our Gold Award Bootcamps or just the inside back cover for information on how to request a Highest Awards Workshop for your area.

“You should do your Girl Scout Gold Award, as it changes your perspective on the world and how you view yourself.” Lauren

“It will bring you fulfillment and happiness because you will see the positive effect you gave to others.” Grace

Take Action Think Tanks

“This process gave me much more back than I anticipated though the new skills that I acquired and the friendships I built and caused me to realize how helping support others to reach their potential can be a great deal more rewarding than just focusing on achieving my own personal goals.” Hailey

Are you a leader struggling to understand Journeys and Take Actions Projects? Are you a Girl Scout working on your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award and feel stuck? Our Take Action Think Tanks are monthly opportunities to get your questions answered by GSOFCT Girl Experience staff. These online Q&A sessions will be held the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, visit gsofct.org.

“The Gold Award experience is one like no other; you not only have the ability to create massive change, but you have the opportunity for incredible self-growth that will help you to flourish, rather than flounder, into adulthood.” Abby

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Go Gold

Girl Scouts Take Action: Paving the way to

When Girl Scouts take action, they develop important skills that help prepare them to earn the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards – the Highest Awards in Girl Scouting. These awards encourage girls to find a cause they care about and take action to make sustainable change. In Girl Scouts, when a girl completes a

Take Action project,

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are seen as community leaders and take action to serve as advocates for issues they care about. They develop project management, time management, and communication skills as they partner with agencies. They earn Journey Awards and the Girl Scout Gold Award. Their project includes a plan to ensure sustainability.

she teams up with others to:

• Identify an issue • Come up with root causes • Brainstorm solutions • Put the plan into action • Talk about what she learned – and what she can’t wait to do next!

Girl Scout Cadettes want to make a difference in the world – and have fun doing it. They work individually or with a group of up to four to create a plan and Take Action. They earn Journey Awards and the Girl Scout Silver Award. As they plan and implement their project, they demonstrate an understanding of sustainability while striving to make an impact.

Girl Scout Juniors care about others and their communities when they team up with their troop or friends to take action and make a difference. They earn Journey Awards and the Girl Scout Bronze Award. With the help of Girl Scout adults, they develop an understanding of sustainability by talking about how solutions can be lasting.

Girl Scout Daisies learn interesting things, have fun with friends, and try new things to make the world a better place. They take action to earn Journey Awards by addressing an issue they care about.

Girl Scout Brownies discover what matters to them, connect with other Brownies, and take action to make a difference. They earn Journey Awards addressing an issue in their community.

Did you know that you can use proceeds from Treats & Reads and the Girl Scout Cookie Program to help fund your Take Action projects? Many Girl Scouts set a goal and start saving proceeds even before they’re ready to Go Gold! Learn more at gsofct.org

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Service and Faith 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 in your area. More information about these awards is in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors– Interested in helping at events? Contact customercare@gsofct.org. GSUSA’s My Promise, My Faith Awards Each year Girl Scouts may earn this award. In the process, they choose one line of the Girl Scout Law and explore it by: speaking to a woman of faith, finding related quotes, making something to showcase what they learned, and sharing it with others. P.R.A.Y. Religious Emblems These awards are earned through P.R.A.Y., and help connect Girl Scout values and religious beliefs. Visit praypub.org.

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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 girls together from around the state to enjoy a opportunities 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

See page 46 for Highest Awards info

Looking for more? Find more events in the separate grade-level sections of this book.

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M 25th Annual Haunted Hike

25th Annual Haunted Hike Trail Ghouls CSAm

DBJCSAm Come to the spooktacular Haunted Hike at Camp Katoya. Trek with other brave hikers through the woods and buildings filled with ghosts, ghouls, witches, and other creatures. It’s eerie; it’s scary; it’s frightening Halloween fun! Bring your family and your friends; the more the merrier. A group of 10 hikers starts every few minutes. Large troops/groups will be divided. The Haunted Hike lasts about 20 minutes. A snack and a treat are provided. You may purchase a patch for this event at the door for $2. Please bring cash. Extra tickets are available at the door for $10. Afternoon hours are less scary. This event is rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, GSOFCT may reschedule the afternoon sessions to Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Want to create the eerie, creepy, frightening fun? Then be a trail ghoul! Dress in costume and prepare to scare. You will be assigned an area along the trail – behind a tree, on a bench, around the corner of a building. It’s your place to do your haunting. Patch is included. Register once and then select the session(s) you want.

Where: Katoya, Milford When: Friday, 10/25/2019 and/or Saturday, 10/26/2019 Time: Friday, 10/25/2019 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10/26/2019 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 10/19/2019 Fee: $2 girls $2 adults Where: Katoya, Milford Min/Max: 4/60 When: Friday, 10/25/2019 and/or Saturday, Coordinator: Mel Mason 10/26/2019 Time: Friday, 10/25/2019 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, Volunteers for our 25th Annual 10/26/2019 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Haunted Hike - Be a Part of It! Register by: 10/19/2019 Don’t miss out on being a member of the 25th Annual Fee: $7 girls $7 adults Haunted Hike! There are always so many ways to help before, Min/Max: 50/600 during, and after the Haunted Hike. Would you like to build a Coordinator: Mel Mason scarecrow or carve a pumpkin? Could you help Girl Scouts learn to build displays or props? Are you willing to help move props? Take tickets? Distribute membership information to those linterested in becoming a Girl Scout? Help pack things 25th Annual Haunted Hike up for safe storage until next year? Are you an adult who Tour Guides CSAm came to the Haunted Hike as a girl? We’re going to have an Love Halloween? Want to show off your costume? Are you a bit alum tent for all Girl Scouts, but especially for those who of an actor? Then be a tour guide! You and a co-guide will lead came to the Haunted Hike. We’d love to have you help us groups of about 10 brave hikers on their adventure through the with this special area. If you are willing to help, please email Haunted Hike. Patch is included. Register once and then select hauntedhikegsofct@gmail.com. Tell us what you would like to do, when you are available, and the best way to contact you. the session(s) you want. We want you to be a part of it! Webinar. (For: Cadettes and older with Troop, or Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Katoya, Milford Where: Katoya, Milford Tuesday, 8/27/2019 When: Friday, 10/25/2019 and/or Saturday, When: Time: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. 10/26/2019 Register by: Email hauntedhikegsofct@gmail.com Time: Friday, 10/25/2019 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Coordinator: Mel Mason Saturday, 10/26/2019 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 10/19/2019 Fee: $2 girls $2 adults While an event may fall into more than one of the Four Pillar Min/Max: 4/60 categories, we’ve selected the pillar(s) that best defines the Coordinator: Mel Mason event. You’ll find one or more of these icons near each event.

Four Pillars Legend

GSOFCT offers Archery facilitation trainings!

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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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Life Skills

Entrepreneurship

Leadership Legend Program Aides

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Animal Adaptations

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: Sunday, 5/17/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/29/2020 Fee: $18 girls $4 adults Min/Max: 20/50 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Archery Level I Facilitator Training Adult USA Archery Level I is the entry level for archery facilitation. Girl Scout Ambassadors may also take this program. To facilitate archery for girls, a trained adult over 18 must be present on the range. (For: Individuals) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Monday, 1/20/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register by: 1/2/2020 Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Sunday, 6/14/2020 Time: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register by: 5/26/2020 Fee: $100 adults Min/Max: 12 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Astronomy Troop

Aviation Adventures Workshop BJC

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Do you have your eyes on the stars? Do you long to know what’s beyond our solar system? Join the brand new Astronomy Troop! Our first meeting will take place at the Crystal Mall’s lower level community work space in Waterford to plan our meetings and adventures for the year. Shall we visit a planetarium? How about a star party overnight? The sky’s the limit when girls are in control! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Crystal Mall, Waterford Fridays, 1/31/2020, 2/28/2020, 3/27/2020, 4/24/2020 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 1/15/2020 Fee: No fee; dues will be determined at first meeting Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Want to know what it’s like to fly a plane? Come to the New England Air Museum! Learn about women aviators, climb aboard a real aircraft, take the controls at a flight simulator, build your own aircraft, and more! Connects to Fling Flyer Design Challenge and Playing the Past badges. Fee includes fun patch and museum admission. Bring a bag lunch as the museum does not have onsite food service. (For Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks When: Saturday, 10/5/2019 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 9/21/2019 When: Saturday, 2/1/2020 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 1/18/2020 When: Saturday, 6/13/2020 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 5/29/2020 Fee: $30 girls $15 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Amanda Goodheart Parks, NEAM Register: Email agparks@neam.org or call 860-623-3305 x313

Aviation Overnight for all ages DBJCSAm Sleep over at the New England Air Museum with lots of activities and challenges, then explore the museum the next day. 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 a buffet dinner, evening snack, and hot breakfast, plus a commemorative patch. Reservations are first come, first serve with a $30 per person deposit required to reserve a spot. NEAM overnights sell out quickly, so it’s best to reserve early! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time: Register by: Fee: Min/Max: Coordinator: Register:

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New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks Friday, 6/5/2020 - Saturday, 6/6/2020 Friday, 5:30 p.m. - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 5/5/2020 $65 girls $65 adults 100/165 Amanda Goodheart Parks, NEAM Email agparks@neam.org or call 860-623-3305 x313


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Backpacking Training for Adults Backpacking is an exciting next step in camping with girls. In this adult education opportunity, co-leaders and other troop helpers learn about specialized camping gear and food preparation techniques. We will also discuss guiding girls in the planning of their backpacking adventure. (For: Adults) When: Time: When: Time:

Tuesday, 5/12/2020 - Webinar 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Overnight session, June 13-14, 2020 Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Crystal Mall, Waterford When: Friday, 1/10/2020 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 1/3/2020 Fee: $7 girls $3 adults Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Fee: $15 adults Min/Max: 10 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Beginner Archery

If you could enter a black hole, what would happen? What are dark matter and dark energy? Discover what happens when brave Alice enters a black hole! We’ll learn about dark matter and dark energy. How do we know they exist? How much do we really know about our universe? Are we just some random event that started with a Big Bang? Why did the Big Bang occur? What will happen a trillion years from now? Are we the only universe, or do we have company? Explore these questions and more! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

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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: Carlson, Bristol When: Sunday, 10/6/2019 Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Register by: 9/23/2019 Where: When: Time: Register by:

Rocky Craig, Stamford Sunday, 10/6/2019 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 9/23/2019

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Aspetuck, Weston Saturday, 10/12/2019 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 9/30/2019

Where: When: Time: Register by:

Merrie-Wood, Manchester Saturday, 10/12/2019 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 9/30/2019

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Candlewood, New Fairfield Sunday, 10/20/2019 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 10/7/2019

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An-Se-Ox, Oxford Sunday, 11/3/2019 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 10/21/2019

Where: When: Time: Register by:

Yankee Trails, Tolland Sunday, 4/5/2020 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 3/23/2020

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Aspetuck, Weston Saturday, 5/2/2020 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/13/2020

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Carlson, Bristol Saturday, 5/2/2020 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/13/2020

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Rocky Craig, Stamford Saturday, 5/2/2020 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/13/2020

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Katoya, Milford Sunday, 5/3/2020 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/13/2020

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Merrie-Wood, Manchester Sunday, 5/3/2020 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4/13/2020

Fee: $15 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 6/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows Adults, Interested in becoming an Archery Facilitator? See page 51.

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Boston Museum of Science Overnight

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Spend the night at the Boston Museum of Science! 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) Where: Museum of Science, Boston Fee: $60 girls $60 adults Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

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When: Friday, 11/22/2019 - Saturday, 11/23/2019 Time: Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 11/7/2019 Min/Max: 10/50

When: Friday, 6/5/2020 - Saturday, 6/6/2020 Time: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 5/21/2020 Min/Max: 10/75

When: Saturday, 3/14/2020 - Sunday, 3/15/2020 Time: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 2/27/2020 Min/Max: 10/100

When: Friday, 6/12/2020 - Saturday, 6/13/2020 Time: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 5/28/2020 Min/Max: 10/75

When: Friday, 3/20/2020 - Saturday, 3/21/2020 Time: Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 3/5/2020 Min/Max: 10/125

Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

When: Saturday, 5/2/2020-Sunday, 5/3/2020 Time: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 4/16/2020 Min/Max: 10 /100

When: Saturday, 3/28/2020 - Sunday, 3/29/2020 Time: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 3/12/2020 Min/Max: 10/100

When: Saturday, 5/16/2020 - Sunday, 5/17/2020 Time: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 4/30/2020 Min/Max: 10/100 When: Saturday, 5/30/2020 - Sunday, 5/31/2020 Time: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 5/14/2020 Min/Max: 10/50

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Join us for our second Bridge Over Connecticut Event! Are you bridging to a new level this year? Walk across Founders Bridge with hundreds of Girl Scouts in Connecticut! Whether you’re taking the ceremonial walk across the Connecticut River on Founders Bridge or want to go to Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Science Center, join us on the Mortensen Riverfront plaza for music, fun, and hands-on activities provided by Girl Scout volunteers and community partners! You do not need to be a bridging Girl Scout to attend - there is something for everyone! Register online to attend and reserve special discounted tickets to the Connecticut Science Center. If you’d like to help with planning or the event, email customercare@gsofct.org. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford When: Saturday, 5/2/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 4/15/2020 Fee: Free Max: 5,000 Coordinator: Karen Sheehan

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Explore camp in the winter, learn how to dress, and meet some people who enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. What do you wear in the winter to stay warm? Who are some people who enjoy spending time outside in the winter? Try out some yoga to get ready for winter adventures, make an adventure journal, and of course, play in the snow and drink hot chocolate! (For: Brownies and Junior Troops, Individuals w/ Adults) Where: When: Time: Register by: Fee: Min/Max: Coordinator:

Laurel, Lebanon Saturday, 2/22/2020 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2/7/2020 $10 girls $5 adults 10/50 Mel Mason

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: Carpe diem! Sieze the day! Come to a conference designed with you in mind. Older girls will choose sessions on topics such as college readiness, STEM, career exploration, travel/destinations, stress management, cybersecurity, and artistic creativity. Seniors and Ambassadors will have a different track than Cadettes. As sessions are secured, they will be posted in the online listing. At the registration deadline, all registrants will be emailed the day schedule and choice of sessions. We will do our best to place girls in their workshops of choice. Fees inlcude lunch in the univeristy dining commons, patch, and supplies. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: University of New Haven, West Haven When: Saturday, 11/2/2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m Register by: 10/14/2019 Fee: $35 girls $20 adults Min/Max: 100/200 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies or Mel Mason

Building Trades 101 CSAm Girl Scouts: Grab a hard hat and try out two of these building trades! Girl Scouts grades 7+ can participate in 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 this be you? Pizza lunch and event patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 777, Meriden When: Saturday, 10/19/2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 10/10/2019 Fee: $10 girls $5 adults Min/Max: 100/140 Coordinator: Jacque Simpson Gilson To register, see page 2

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Challenger Moon Mission CS The year is 2040. Your mission? Establish a permanent colony on the Moon. Think you’re up for the challenge? 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. Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Citizen Science Journey Day DB Daisies and Brownies! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a scientist? Take this opportunitiy to learn and become a citizen scientist! Girls will move through stations throughout the day diving deep into honing their observation skills, learning the lingo of field scientists, and collecting real data to help scientists gather information to help their research! Adult workshops will run concurrently. This program helps to fulfill many of the components of the Multi-level Citizen Science journey. No prep-work is required. Helping adults are free of charge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Where: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport When: Friday, 11/15/2019 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: 11/1/2019 with Discovery Museum at Where: Yankee Trails, Tolland http://discoverymuseum.org/programs- When: Saturday, 5/30/2020 education/scouts/ Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fee: $25 girls $7 adults Register by: 5/13/2020 Min/Max: 15/35 Fee: $20 girls $10 adults Coordinator: Sarah Tropp-Pacelli, Discovery Museum Min/Max: 40/100 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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M Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJC What does the Connecticut Science Center look like when the lights go out? Enjoy this rare opportunity to explore the exhibits after dark. Explore hands-on activities, 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! Fee includes breakfast and patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: When: When: When: When: When:

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford Saturday, 10/19/2019 - Sunday, 10/20/2019 Saturday, 11/9/2019 - Sunday, 11/10/2019 Saturday, 2/8/2020 - Sunday, 2/9/2020 Saturday, 3/21/2020 - Sunday, 3/22/2020 Saturday, 4/4/2020 - Sunday, 4/5/2020 Saturday, 4/18/2020 - Sunday, 4/19/2020

Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Register with: The Connecticut Science Center by calling (860) 520-2117 or by emailing overnights@CTScienceCenter.org Fee: $55 girls $55 adults Min/Max: 0/350 Coordinator: Brit Montmeat, Connecticut Science Center

Constellations and Night Hike Under Dark Skies DBJCSAm

Constellation Stories of the First Americans for Daisies and Brownies DB What did the First Americans see in the sky? Come hear the stories they told about the constellations and find the North Star! First American stories are perfect for younger children, filled with sage advice and humor. We will show you how to find the North Star and point out some of the more prominent constellations. Dress for the weather! (For: Troops, Individual w/ Adult, no Tagalongs) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Friday, 11/1/2019 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Register by: 10/23/2019 Fee: $7 girls $3 adults Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Hear stories that the First Americans told about the constellations while you hike camp at night! Bet you’ve heard the Greek and Roman stories of the contellations. Now learn what the First Americans saw in the sky and the stories they told! We’ll take a night hike into camp, let our eyes adjust to the dark, and hike back without any lights. We’ll talk about the human eye and nocturnal animals. Dress for the weather! (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where:

Laurel, Lebanon

When: Friday, 10/4/2019 Time: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Register by: 9/27/2019 When: Friday, 4/3/2020 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 3/25/2020 Fee: $7 girls $3 adults $5 other guests Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

April 23, 2020 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Holberton School, 470 James St., New Haven The Annual Meeting is open to all members and is an ideal way to 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.

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Cookie Rally Crew CSAm Join the crew! You’ll share your knowledge and enthusiasm while helping younger girls master the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Make prepared activities come to life at the 2020 Cookie Rally at Quinnipiac University. Let us know if you’d like us to sign off for school or any other service hours, and we’ll happily do so. There is no fee to attend, but you must register so we can bring your special treat. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, Individuals) Where: When: Time: Register by: Fee: Coordinator:

Quinnipiac University, Hamden Saturday, 1/4/2020 TBD 12/16/2019 Free Linda Kalish - Ann Nunn-Hacku

Cookies for Heroes Stickerthon DBJCSAm Be part of the team that makes thousands of heroes happy! We’re preparing boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to be delivered to our heroes overseas and at home. Tasks include moving cases of cookies, unloading boxes, stickering them, reloading cases, and sealing for travel. It’s teamwork in action! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, SAm Individuals) Where: North Haven Service Center, North Haven When: Thursday, 4/2/2020 Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Register by: 2/20/2020 When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 3/30/2020 Fee: Free Min/Max: 60 Coordinator: Linda Kalish - Ann Nunn-Hacku

Statewide Camporee! Come and join your fellow Girl Scouts in a weekend filled with fun, staff-led activities, and sharing. There are scheduled activities as well as time to do your own thing with your troop. Camp actvities include nature exploration, boating, hikes, crafts, and a Saturday-night sing-down of favorite Girl Scout songs around the campfire. Includes snacks on Friday evening, three meals and a snack on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Friday night is do-yourown-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 exchange with others. Contact coordinator with any dietary needs when registering. Daisies and Brownies may attend one night, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Dinner and breakfast included. Stay in the cabins. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adults) Where: Lebanon, CT When: Friday, 5/29/2020 - Sunday, 5/31/2020 Time: Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 12:00 p.m. Register by: 5/15/2020 Fee: $70 girls $70 adults JCSAm $30 girls $30 adults DB Min/Max: 60/200 Coordinator: Karen Nelson

Discover Pluto - JCSAm Pluto, a planet? Learn what scientists have discovered about this mysterious body. Scientists are still discovering information about Pluto sent by the New Horizons explorer. Learn more about this bizarre little planet that defies all preconceptions. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Crystal Mall, Waterford When: Friday, 2/7/2020 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 1/31/2020 Fee: $7 girls $3 adults Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Drive-thru Guru

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Are you ready to go from being the counter in the car to a drive-thru guru? Help make the machine work by loading cookies into the cars. Not only will you get a great workout, but you’ll be part of a fun team at the drive-thru locations. No fee, but register early to get your first choice. (For: Individuals, Individuals w/ Adults, troops) Where: Varying locations When: Saturday, 2/29/2020 - Sunday, 3/1/2020 Time: Varying a.m. hours Register by: 2/17/2020 Fee: Free Coordinator: Linda Kalish - Ann Nunn-Hacku

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grades 8-12 Enjoy a catered Sunday Brunch while you chat with the young women of the Society of Women Engineers at Fairfield University! Why do they love what they do? Learn about the different types of engineering that the students are studying and discover what they love about them! This is a drop-off event. (For: Individuals) Where: Barone Campus Center, Fairfield University, Fairfield When: Sunday, 11/3/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register: By emailing fairfieldswe@gmail.com Fee: $5 girls no adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Stephanie Brij-Raj, Fairfield University

Fairfield SWE STEM Day

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Join girls all over Connecticut for our annual Great Girl Scout Campout - a one-night overnight! If you don’t have a backyard, join us at Camp Rocky Craig. Participants will bring a bag supper; continental breakfast will be provided. Co-leaders must have completed Basic Leader Training and Out & About Training to attend with their troop. Families and individuals with an adult must be comfortable in a rustic camping environment. Participation patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Friday, 9/25/2020 - Saturday, 9/26/2020 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 9/14/2020 Fee: $20 girls $20 adults Min/Max: 20/60 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Fall Fling Campout (patch only)

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Be an engineer for the day! Learn from the Society of Women Engineers at Fairfield University. Explore four types of engineering - mechanical, electrical, computer science, and bioengineering - through hands-on activities. Don’t forget to ask the students about their college experience and what they plan to do with their engineering degrees! All that and a pizza lunch, too! This is a drop-off event. (For: Troops, Individuals)

Join girls all over Connecticut for our annual Great Girl Scout Campout - a one-night overnight - anywhere you like! We’ll send you a participation patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Your own backyard! Register by: 9/14/2020 Fee: $5 per patch Min/Max: 500 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Where: Bannow Science Center, Fairfield University, Fairfield When: Saturday, 4/4/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register: By emailing fairfieldswe@gmail.com Fee: $5 girls no adults Min/Max: 40/60 Coordinator: Stephanie Brij-Raj, Fairfield University

Field Archery Challenge

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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 prior experience shooting 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, 9/20/2020 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 9/8/2020 Fee: $20 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 12/30 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

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Full STEAM Ahead

Travel back in time and step into a magical sunken garden on an outdoor adventure. Join us at the Hillstead Museum in Farmington as we STEAM through the connection between art and science while learning about one of Connecticut’s most famous females. Juniors will work on components of the following badges: Playing with the Past, Outdoor Art Explorer, and Gardener. Brownies will work on components of the following badges: Painter, Outdoor Adventurer, and Hiker. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time: Register by: Fee: Min/Max: Coordinator:

Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Science Center

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Hillstead Museum, Farmington Sunday, 4/26/2020 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 04/12/2020 $22 girls $22 adults 100/200 Jacque Simpson Gilson

Geocaching at Barn Island JC Learn basic navigation to participate in the fun hobby of Geocaching! Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt using a device that has GPS! Join a NESS scientist as we learn about navigation on land and sea, make an item to let other geocachers know we’ve discovered treasure, and go geocaching! Remember to dress warmly as we will be outside! Fulfills some requirements for the Junior Geocaching badge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing, Stonington When: Saturday, 4/25/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 4/8/2020 Fee: $45 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 12/24 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Girl Scout Day at the Aquarium 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 Long Island Sound. No matter where you live in Connecticut (or even New England), you’re connected to the Long Island Sound. 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 until it closes. A patch is included for Girl Scouts. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Mystic Aquarium, Mystic When: Sunday, 4/19/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 4/1/2020 Fee: $22 per person $5 for Aquarium and (limited # per family) SNAP members Min/Max: 2,000 Coordinator: Dani Frey

DBJCSAm What could be better than spending the day at the Connecticut Science Center? Spending it at the Science Center with Girl Scouts! Girls earn a special patch by participating in themed activities. Be sure to register for the Bridge Over Connecticut happening steps from the Science Center. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time:

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford Saturday, 12/7/2019 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Saturday, 5/2/2020 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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By emailing bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org $14 girls $14 adults (advance), $16.95 girls and adults (at the door)

Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Trolley Museum DBJCSAm Come spend the day at the Connecticut Trolley Musuem! Calling all Girl Scouts! Join the CT Trolley Museum for a fun educational day of learning all about the railroad industry and trolley history. Program features include: • Learn about Operation Lifesaver, the national railroad safety program, from a certified instructor. • A rare treat: We will be offering visiting troops restoration shop tours. • Learn about train routes and track maintenance from a railroad employee. • Experience riding trolleys dating back to the early 1900s and visit the Fire Truck Museum while you are here. Please register directly with the CT Trolley Museum. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, Tagalongs) Where: Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor When: Saturday, 5/2/2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 4/10/2020 Fee: $11 girls (DBJ) $13 girls (CSA) $13 adults $11 Tagalongs Min/Max: 100/500 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

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Code for a cause - no coding experience necessary! Develop a prototype Smartphone app. Girls work in teams with a computer science mentor and a nonprofit to develop a Smartphone app that will benefit the work of the nonprofit. Bring a lunch or purchase in dining hall; snack and patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult)

We know you love Connecticut State Parks and Forests and we’re excited to announce that Girl Scouts Love State Parks is back, September 12 and 13, 2020. Keep watching the Activities Section of gsofct.org for updates of locations around the state.

Where: Quinnipiac University, York Hill Campus, Hamden When: Sunday, 2/2/2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 1/20/2020 Fee: $20 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 20/65 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Girl Scouts Love State Parks, Barkhamsted DBJCSAm Come to People’s State Forest in Barkhamstead to explore and enjoy the great outdoors! Choose from a variety of activities during the day. You can also sign up for the overnight event to participate in night hikes, stargazing, and a campfire. Updates will be posted throughout the year in our online girl event registration area. Additional daytime activites will be planned at other state parks. Contact customercare@gsofct.org if you’d like to help. (for: Troops, Individual w/ Adult, Families)

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. The historical committee will be available to answer any questions during the open house. Registration will help ensure that we’re prepared for your visit. Groups must pre-register, so that we can prepare to meet your needs, but walk-ins are welcome. No fee to attend. Open to all. Museum patches available, donations welcome. (For: Families, Individuals w/ Adult, Troops) Where: North Haven Service Center, North Haven Fee: Free Min/Max: 0/60 Coordinator: GSOFCT Historical Committee

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People’s State Forest, Barkhamsted Friday, 9/11/2020 - Saturday, 9/12/2020 Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 10:00 a.m.

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Saturday, 9/12/2020 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Register by: 9/1/2020 Fee: $25 overnight $15 day Min/Max: N/A/500 Coordinator: Mel Mason

Girl Scout Day at the Capitol

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Celebrate Girl Scout Week by visiting our State Capitol! Show your pride and interest in citizenship. Meet women from our Legislature and hear why they chose their path, and what they’re advocating for. This year’s acticities will connect to Journeys and there will be breakouts for Juniors, Cadettes, and Senior/Ambassadors. Where: Legislative Office Building & Capitol, Hartford When: Wednesday, 3/11/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (or 2:00 p.m. if last on tour) Register by: 3/5/2020 Fee: See pricing in our registration system Min/Max: 80/240 Coordinator: Linda Kalish

When: Sunday, 10/13/2019 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 9/30/2019 When: Sunday, 11/10/2019 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 10/28/2019 When: Sunday, 2/9/2020 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 1/27/2020 When: Sunday, 3/15/2020 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 3/2/2020 When: Sunday, 4/26/2020 Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 4/13/2020

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Girls Around the World

Juliette Gordon Low Blast from the Past Birthday Party DB

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Calling all Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors! Join us for a day of international sisterhood, friendship, and impact. Join your sister Girl Scouts in service, storytelling, music, and celebration while learning about your connection to over 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 145 countries. Separate tracks for Juniors and Daisies/Brownies. Fun Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Middletown area When: Saturday, 2/8/2020 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 1/25/2020 Fee: $25 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 100/150 Coordinator: Jacque Simpson Gilson

Take a step back in time as we celebrate our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, by trying some “timeless” outdoor skills like knot tying, fire building, hiking, and more. Of course, no birthday party would be complete without cupcakes! (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Katoya, Milford When: Saturday, 11/9/2019 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by: 10/21/2019 Fee: $10 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/20 Coordinator: Mary Battaglino

Global Guide Training

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CSAm Become a Global Girl Scout Guide! Calling all Seniors and Ambassadors! Do you have an interest in travel or global issues? Do you want to work with younger troops in your area? Become a Global Girl Scout Guide! Come participate in our Global Girl Scout Guide Training. The global kit will contain a series of lesson plans about the five World Centers (Pax Lodge, Our Chalet, Our Cabana, Sangam, and Kusafiri). At the training, we will teach you how to facilitate the activities in the kit. Then you will be ready to bring the program to Brownie and Junior troops in your area! Educate girls about WAGGGS and inspire them to one day travel through Girl Scouts. Snacks will be provided but please bring a lunch. (For: Individuals) Where: When: Time: Register by:

North Haven Service Center, North Haven Saturday, 10/5/2019 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m 9/20/2020

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Hartford Service Center, Hartford Saturday, 3/7/2020 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m 2/15/2020

Fee: $5 girls No adults Min/Max: 3/15 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

DBJCSAm Join girls all over Connecticut for our annual Great Girl Scout Campout - a one-night overnight! If you don’t have a backyard, join us at Camp Candlewood. Participants will bring a bag supper and a continental breakfast will be provided. Co-leaders must have completed Basic Leader Training and Out & About Training to attend as a troop. Families and individuals with an adult must be comfortable in a rustic camping environment. Participation patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Friday, 5/15/2020 - Saturday, 5/16/2020 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 4/27/2020 Fee: $20 girls $20 adults Min/Max: 20/100 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Jump Into Spring Campout (patch only) DBJCSAm Join girls all over Connecticut for our annual Great Girl Scout Campout - a one-night overnight around May 15, 2020 anywhere you like! Register and we’ll send you a patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Register by: Fee: Min/Max: Coordinator:

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Just for Girls

Letterboxing Hike – Beginner

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Bring that special person over 21 to a weekend at camp. Activities (weather permitting) include boating, archery, crafts, SWAPS, letterboxing, Saturday night campfire, and much more. Don’t forget an item for Saturday night’s drawing! Bring a bag dinner for Friday night. Contact facilitator for dietary needs. (For: Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Lebanon, CT When: Friday, 9/18/2020 - Sunday, 9/20/2020 Time: Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 12:00 p.m. Register by: 9/8/2020 Fee: $70 girls $70 adults Min/Max: 60/200 Coordinator: Karen Nelson

DBJCSAm Learn all about letterboxing from making a stamp and journal to reading and following the clues! Hike camp trails as you learn this great hobby! Already know about letterboxing but haven’t had the opportunity to letterbox at all GSOFCT camps? Here’s your chance! Siblings are welcome at the same price. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time: Register by:

Laurel, Lebanon Sunday, 10/20/2019 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 10/4/2019

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An-Se-Ox, Oxford Sunday, 11/3/2019 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 10/18/2019

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Yankee Trails, Tolland Sunday, 4/5/2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3/1/2020

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Candlewood, New Fairfield Sunday, 5/17/2020 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 4/30/2020

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

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Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend JCSAm

Letterboxing Hike – Advanced DBJCSAm If you’ve been to Beginner Letterboxing or are just a letterboxing pro, this session is for you! When you arrive, we’ll provide the clues and set you off on the trail. Siblings are welcome at the same price. You may enjoy camp as long as you like, until 4:00 p.m. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time: Register by:

Laurel, Lebanon Sunday, 10/20/2019 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 10/4/2019

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An-Se-Ox, Oxford Sunday, 11/3/2019 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 10/18/2019

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Yankee Trails, Tolland Sunday, 4/5/2020 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3/19/2020

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Candlewood, New Fairfield Sunday, 5/17/2020 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 4/30/2020

Fee: $3 girls $3 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. This event will be held rain or shine – join us for a few hours or all day. You can bring your own lunch or opt for us to provide it for you for an additional $7 per person. Siblings welcome at the same price. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Laurel, Lebanon When: Saturday, 9/26/2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register by: 9/13/2020 Fee: $8 without lunch / $15 with lunch per person Min/Max: 15/80 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

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 the Saturday at the day rate as Tagalongs. For day information, see Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Day. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Lauren, Lebanon When: Friday, 9/25/2020 - Sunday, 9/27/2020 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Register by: 9/13/2020 Fee: $25 lunch only / $50 with meals girls $20 lunch only / $45 with meals adults Min/Max: 15/80 Coordinator: Kimberly McLean

Life Skills of 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, 10/27/2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 10/10/2019 Fee: $18 girls $4 adults Min/Max: 20/50 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Maple Sugaring

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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) Where: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton When: Saturday, 2/22/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 2/5/2020 Fee: $18 girls $4 adults Min/Max: 20/50 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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Maple Sugaring

Marine Mammals with Lucy

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Attention Juniors and Cadettes! 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)

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 some requirements for the Brownie Senses badge and Daisy Rosie petal. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Science and Sailing, Stonington When: Saturday, 4/11/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 3/24/2020 Fee: $40 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 12/24 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Where: Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton When: Saturday, 3/7/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by: 2/19/2020 Fee: $18 girls $4 adults Min/Max: 20/50 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Mall Madness

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Celebrate the ways we live a part of the Girl Scout Law. “Make the World a Better Place” is our theme! Contact the coordinator if you’d like to help or have a table at this free drop-in event. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time: Coordinator:

Enfield Square Saturday, 3/14/2020 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gail at gabbygail53@cox.net

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Mars: An Oceanic Planet; Is it Dead? JCSAm You know the old saying “Men are from Mars…?” Well, it just may be true. Discover how we are connected to this red planet! Mars has been a fascination for as long as people could look up in the sky and see what they thought was a red star moving in strange ways. We will cover Martian history including evidence of liquid running water in the past and present. We’ll discuss the latest information from the Mars rovers, satellites, and landers. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Crystal Mall, Waterford When: Friday, 3/6/2020 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register by: 2/28/2020 Fee: $7 girls $3 adults Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Geoff McLean

Money Matter$ at Merrill Lynch CSAm Columbus Day is Money Day! Come to Merrill Lynch, a Bank of America Company, to work on Good Credit and Buying Power badges! Work with accomplished women at Merrill Lynch to learn life lessons on investing and saving. Lunch and patch generously provided by Merrill Lynch. Badges not included. (For: Troops, Individuals, No adults) Where: Merrill Lynch, Fairfield When: Monday, 10/14/2019 Time: 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 9/30/2019 Fee: $7 girls no adults Min/Max: 15/30 Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Mystic Seaport Sleepover 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)

National Girls and Women in Sports Day 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 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 will observe. Adults may register to attend lunch. All girls will receive a fun patch. *Tentative - The day may also include a Fairfield University women’s basketball game. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Fairfield University Campus at the Quick Recreational Complex, Fairfield When: Sunday, 2/2/2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register by: 1/24/2020 Fee: $15 girls, $0 adults with no lunch, $7 adults with lunch Min/Max: 60/120 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

Where: Mystic Seaport, Mystic When: Saturday, 4/25/2020-Sunday, 4/26/2020 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Register by: 4/2/2020 Fee: $80 girls $80 adults Min/Max: 22/47 Coordinator: Melissa Ilies

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Pi Day for All

What is Pi? Do you eat it, wear it, or use it in math? At this event, you can do all three! Learn what Pi has to do with circles and diameter, meet Sir Cumference, make a Pi bracelet and more! Bring the family! Patches available. No registration required. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult)

Brownies and Juniors: Come to Camp Yankee Trails and explore the Girl Scout Outdoor pillar through games, the arts, STEM, outdoor sports, meeting leaders in the field, and more. Some activity sessions geared toward either Brownies or Juniors, others toward both. Bring a bag lunch and be prepared to be outdoors, no matter the weather. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time: Register by: Fee: Min/Max: Coordinator:

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Where: Brass Mill Center, Waterbury When: Saturday, 3/14/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: Free Coordinator: Ellyn Savard

Yankee Trails, Tolland Sunday, 5/31/2020 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5/18/2020 $18 girls $5 adults 40/200 Linda Kalish

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Overnight at Beardsley Zoo BJCSAm Brownies and Up: 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, 11/9/2019 - Sunday, 11/10/2019 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Register by: 10/23/2019 When: Saturday, 5/16/2020 - Sunday, 5/17/2020 Time: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Register by: 4/29/2020 Fee: $65 girls $65 adults Min/Max: 50/125 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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Do you love working with kids? Put your passion into action as we explore the basics of leadership skills needed to work with younger Girl Scouts. Learn the characteristics of younger girls, practice planning an activity, and find out what it takes to help out at council events. This course will strengthen your leadership skills and girls will learn techniques on how to share what they learned with others. Program aide training allows you to work with younger girl troops, and help at council programs. Each program aide offered this year is paired with a Daisy/Brownie event so that you can try out your new skills immediately. (For: Cadettes and older with troop, or Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 11/16/2019 - Sunday, 11/17/2019 Time: Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. Register by: 11/1/2019 Fee: $30 girls $15 adults Where: When: Time: Register by: Fee:

Middletown area Saturday, 2/8/2020 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1/24/2020 $15 girls $5 adults

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Yankee Trails, Tolland Saturday, 5/30/2020 - Sunday, 5/31/2020 Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. 5/15/2020 $30 girls $15 adults

Min/Max: 4 /40 Coordinator: Mel Mason

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S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm Circle ‘round the campfire for songs, s’mores, and Girl Scout sisterhood. Each S’monthly Campfire will include an outdoor activity like star stories, themed nature walks, and simple crafts. Picnics welcome. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult, Families) Fee: $5 children, 5+ $0 children under 5, $2 adults Min/Max: 20/60 Coordinator: Linda Kalish

October

January

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 10/6/2019 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 9/26/2019

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 1/5/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 12/19/2019

November

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Sunday, 1/12/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 1/9/2020

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 11/3/2019 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 10/24/2019 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Sunday, 11/10/2019 Register by: 10/31/2019

December Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 12/1/2019 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 11/28/2019 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Sunday, 12/8/2019 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 12/5/2020

February Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 2/2/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 1/30/2020 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Sunday, 2/9/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 2/6/2020

March Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 3/1/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 2/27/2020 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Sunday, 3/8/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 3/5/2020

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July

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 4/5/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 4/2/2020

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Tuesday, 7/7/2020 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 7/1/2020 Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Tuesday, 7/14/2020 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 7/8/2020

May Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Sunday, 5/3/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 4/30/2020

August Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Tuesday, 8/4/2020 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 7/29/2020

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Sunday, 5/10/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 5/7/2020

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Tuesday, 8/11/2020 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 8/5/2020

June

Where: An-Se-Ox, Oxford Laurel, Lebanon Rocky Craig, Stamford When: Tuesday, 6/2/2020 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 5/28/2020

September Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Sunday, 9/13/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 8/10/2020

Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Tuesday, 6/9/2020 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Register by: 6/4/2020

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Where: Merrie-Wood, Manchester When: Sunday, 9/13/2020 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Register by: 8/10/2020

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Someone Special and Me

Quassy Family Fun Day Join us for Girl Scout Fun at Quassy Amusement Park! Girl Scout troops, families, and friends get together in the private picnic grove for super fun activities! This year’s theme is Believe in Yourself! Be the Difference. Have fun doing activities led by some of our program partners and volunteers, try samples of the fall product sale program, bring SWAPs to trade, and make new friends! After the activities and a buffet lunch enjoy the park and rides. Picnic area and Girl Scout activities are between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., with lunch served 12:00-2:00 p.m. You’re welcome to stay in the park until closing. There is no discount for season ticket holders. You must register to enter the picnic area. (for: Families, Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where: Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury When: Saturday, 10/5/2019 Time: 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m Register by: 9/20/2019 by midnight Fee: $22 girls $22 adults $22 others Tickets sold at the door $30 Min/Max: 200/1,000 Coordinator: Erica Mitchell

DBJCSAm This event has been running for over 50 years! Bring that special person over 21 to a weekend at camp. Activities (weather permitting) include a fishing derby, archery, a service project, games, boating, and time in the woodshop. Saturday evening’s Square Dance is not to be missed! Don’t forget an item for Saturday night’s drawing. Bring a bag dinner for Friday and your own pumpkin and carving tools. Contact facilitator for dietary needs. (For: Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Lebanon, CT When: Friday, 10/11/2019 - Sunday, 10/13/2019 Time: Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 12:00 p.m. Register by: 9/27/2019 Fee: $70 girls $70 adults Min/Max: 60/200 Coordinator: Karen Nelson

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Save the Date!

Silver and Gold Award Bootcamp CSAm Are you ready to take action in the world and earn your Silver or Gold Award? Join us for the Silver and Gold Award Bootcamp for some basic training in the knowledge and skills you need for success! Girls and adults will learn how to find an issue, finance their project, and create a timeline and budget. There will also be breakout sessions on topics specific to each of the awards. Adults will have a separate breakout session. This workshop is intended for troops or individuals who have completed at least one journey for their level and are currently working or planning to work on their Silver or Gold Award. Co-leaders or adults helping with the Silver or Gold Award are encouraged to attend. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where: Candlewood, New Fairfield When: Saturday, 11/16/2019 Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Register by: 11/1/2019 Where: When: Time: Register by:

Laurel, Lebanon Saturday, 1/11/2020 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 12/23/2019

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North Haven Service Center, North Haven Saturday, 5/16/2020 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 4/1/2020

Fee: $5 girls $2 adults Min/Max: 10/40 Coordinator: Lauren Fruehan

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Think Like an Engineer for Daisies & Brownies Daisies and Brownies jump into this journey, using the design process in three engineering challenges. Society of Women Engineers members are here for inspiration and explanation! Adults, there will be a session on what activities were done and steps to completing the journey through the take action project. Think Like an Engineer award provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: When: Time: Register by: Fee: Coordinator:

Connecticut College, New London Saturday, 4/4/2020 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 3/19/2020 $9 girls $2 adults Kimberly McLean

Turtle Town!

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There’s a beach in Hawaii called Turtle Town where people come from all over the world to view sea turtles up close. But Girl Scouts don’t need to travel thousands of miles for face-to-face encounters with turtles. Girls will compare turtles of land and sea to discover how the creatures are adapted to their terrestrial and aquatic lifestyles. They’ll examine the look and feel of turtle shells, and, best of all, meet and touch a live terrapin. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Norwalk When: Saturday, 5/16/2020 Time: 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Register by: 4/29/2020 Fee: $10 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 20/30 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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Adult Trainings

Volkswalks

These trainings will help you or another Girl Scout adult lead the girls through outdoor experiences.

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.

Archery level I facilitator With this training you are able to utilize the archery site/equipment on your schedule. Simply reserve the area. Ground games and teambuilding Help your group communicate and work together. This is the basis of adventure facilitation. Backpacking Learn the basics, try it, and be prepared to help your girls do the same.

Fee: Free* *Walks are free, but an optional small fee is charged for a recorded Volkswalk credit and award.

Winter base camping Learn tips and safety measures to make an outdoor winter camping trip possible.

Coordinator: Carol West at carol.west@sbcglobal.net

Wilderness first aid Take this class and be prepared. You’ll be ready to share what you’ve learned with the girls.

Locations/Dates: All start times are 9:00 a.m. except as noted:

Portland, Saturday, September 9, 2019

Kent, Saturday, October 5, 2019

Mystic, Saturday, November 9, 2019

Simsbury, Saturday, December 14, 2019

Lifeguard training at Laurel Late spring. After completing this course you will be able to act as a lifeguard for groups of swimmers. Contact customercare@gsofct.org to express interest.

For spring 2020 dates and more information, visit wwwavaclubs.org/cvvc.

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Winter Base Camping Adults Winter Camping is an exciting next step in camping with girls. In this adult education opportunity, adults learn about specialized camping gear and food-preparation techniques. We will also discuss guiding girls in the planning of their winter adventure. (For: Adults) Where: Session:

Candlewood, New Fairfield Tuesday, 12/17/2019 - Webinar Overnight session, Saturday, 1/18/2020 - Sunday, 1/19/2020 In-person event

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Tuesday, 12/17/2019 Overnight session, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - Sunday, 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $15 adults Register by: 12/1/2019 Min/Max: 3/15 Coordinator: Jeanette Barrows

Winter Wonderland Exploration BJ Brownies and Juniors! Come for a day of winter adventures. Learn about the mammals of southern New England, explore our trails, track wildlife, and try out winter survival skills and snow shoeing if mother nature provides the snow. This program fulfills some components of Brownie Outdoor Adventurer and Eco Friend; Junior Animal Habitats and Eco Camper. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret, Pomfret When: Saturday, 2/1/2020. Snow Date: Friday, 2/8/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 1/15/2020 Fee: $24 girls $10 adults Min/Max: 20/35 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Women Take Flight - All ages Celebrate women’s contributions to aerospace! Meet women pilots, aerospace engineers, and participate in interactive demonstrations with aviation industry professionals from across New England for a fun-filled day celebrating women’s contributions to aerospace. This event is open to visitors of all ages, and will feature hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, open aircraft, and presentations from women in the aerospace industry. Unless otherwise noted, all activities are included with museum admission. Visit our website for a complete event schedule, museum admission rates, and group registration: neam. org. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on a cash only basis compliments of Kane’s Market. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks When: Saturday, 3/7/2020 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register by: No registration, pay at the door Fee: $10 girls $14 ages 14 and older Min/Max: N/A Coordinator: Amanda Goodheart Parks, NEAM

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Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: Come camp out 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 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, 6/19/2020 - Saturday, 6/20/2020 Time: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Register by: 6/3/2020 Fee: $65 girls $65 adults Min/Max: 20/40 Coordinator: Dani Frey

Zoo Careers

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 and links to GIrl Scout badges will be provided. (For: Families, Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport When: Saturday, 6/27/2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by: 6/10/2020 Fee: $15 per person $0 under three years old Min/Max: 150/800 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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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, 4/24/2020 Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Register by: 4/8/2020 Fee: $45 girls $45 adults Min/Max: 12/40 Coordinator: Dani Frey

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Product Sales

2019 Fall Product Program

Treats & Reads

Treats & Reads, GSOFCT’s Fall Product Program, is back for another exciting year! This year’s theme is “Be the Difference.” The program celebrates the unique contribution that each girl can make to the world around her. By participating in the Treats & Reads Program, girls can earn individual rewards and troops will earn proceeds that they can use to jump-start their Girl Scout year! Girls can offer their customers nuts, candy, and magazines. Customers can purchase nuts and candy in person through a paper order card, or online via a girl’s online storefront. Magazine subscriptions can be renewed or purchased via a Girl Scout’s online storefront.

How girls can participate Getting Started Online

1. Create an online storefront on the GSOFCT Treats & Reads website. 2. Use the nut and candy order card to take in-person orders. 3. #1 and #2! Girls can use both methods to reach as many customers as possible! Parents/guardians of girls registered for the 2019-2020 Girl Scout year will receive an email with a link to access the GSOFCT Treats & Reads website. This email is not necessary for a girl to register or set up her personalized storefront. The family can register their Girl Scout on the GSOFCT website.

Nuts and candy order card

1. Obtain an order card from the troop’s co-leader or Treats & Reads manager. 2. Take orders from friends and family and obtain payment at the time the order is placed. 3. Turn in the order card and funds collected to the troop. Parents/guardians also may enter their Girl Scout’s paper order on the GSOFCT Treats & Reads website themselves and then give payment to the troop volunteer.

Troop proceeds

The customer will pay a shipping fee if they choose this option.

Troops earn 15 percent on their total sale. Troops Junior and above may choose (majority rules) to earn an extra two percent in proceeds instead of receiving individual rewards.

• Barbecue Snack Mix • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

Individual girl rewards

Care to Share program

Girls can earn patches (including a personalized Me2™ avatar patch) and rewards based on their level of sales. This year’s rewards feature adorable rhino-themed items.

Products girls can offer to customers Nuts and Candy

The delicious nut and candy items will be supplied once again by Ashdon Farms. Customers have several choices when it comes to purchasing nut and candy items from a Girl Scout: • Order in person via the Girl Scout’s paper order card – the customer pays the girl with cash or a check and will receive their items in December. • Online order for girl delivery – the customer pays with a credit card and the girl delivers the product in December. New: There are no fees associated with this option. • Online order shipped directly to the customer – the customer will have more options of nut and candy items to purchase and will receive their order within 5-7 business days.

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By making a purchase through the Care to Share program, a customer can support a Girl Scout troop and also make a donation of Honey Roasted Peanuts to the American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter. A $6 donation will provide the American Red Cross, Connecticut Chapter with a can of Honey Roasted Peanuts to help them in their work.

Magazines

Magazine subscriptions can be renewed or purchased through the online platform. Customers can choose from more than 600 titles. Both digital and print options are available for many magazine titles.

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Girls can take nut and candy orders on the paper order card and via their online storefront for girl delivery between September 25 and November 1, 2019. Online orders for magazines and nuts and candy that will be shipped directly to the customer continue until November 10, 2019.


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Something amazing happens when a girl participates in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. She gains the power to WOW the World!

Girl Scout Cookies are baked with a single purpose – to fuel learning and power WOW experiences for each one of Girl Scouts’ savvy entrepreneurs. Returning to the paper order card and the Digital Cookie® platform for another season are Trefoils®, Do-si-dos®, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, and Thin Mints®, as well as our premium cookies, Girl Scout S’mores® and Toffee-tastic®.

New lemon cookie available this fall!

WOW Rewards

Destination: Digital Cookie

Girls can earn fun rewards, including a cuddly, plush butterfly, beautiful tapestry, and a fun outing at The Adventure Park!

Join us on the Digital Cookie platform! Girls can design their own cookie online storefronts, reach out to customers, work on Cookie Business badge requirements, and more. Girls and their families will receive an email invitation to register for the Digital Cookie platform in late December.

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New! This year, girls can earn the Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin when they work with their family to make her cookie season a success! Information is available on the VTK and at girlscouts.org.

Get ready to WOW

Reach for your goals! Girls who send 15 or more emails during the Fall Product Program and sell 140 or more packages of cookies or more will earn a special Crossover patch with the avatar that they designed.

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Election Day Booth Sales: November 2 - 10 Initial Order Taking: January 4 Cookie Rally: January 4 Goal Getter Order Taking: February 3 Cookie Delivery: February 29 and March 1 Cookie Booth Sales: February 29 – March 29

Troop Opportunities

Troops can up the WOW factor and 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.

Cookie Rally! Girls can increase their cookie knowledge, earn a patch, and have fun with friends when they attend the Cookie Rally! We will be kicking off the cookie program with this annual event just in time for Initial Order Taking on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Quinnipiac University. Stay tuned for more information!

More WOW Opportunities

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

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Election Day Booth Sales

Election Day Booth Sales Every November brings Election Day, and you know what that means! Election Day Booth Sales! Girl Scout troops will once again have the opportunity to hold booth sales at polling places, grocery and department stores, or any other location that a booth sale may be held. Troops will be able to offer their customers Trefoils®, Do-si-dos®, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, and Thin Mints® (the core varieties) in addition to one of our premium cookies, Girl Scout S’mores®. Toffee-tastics® will not be available for Election Day Booth Sales. Troops can hold sales between November 2 and November 10. The booth sale does not have to be on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 5. Troops can hold booths anytime between November 2-10. Election Day Booth Sales provide the troop with funds to start their Girl Scout year as well as giving 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. The troop must obtain permission from the service unit. When a troop decides that they would like to hold an Election Day Booth Sale, a representative of the troop should first contact the service unit manager or service unit cookie manager. Each service unit has a different process for setting up cookie booths, so be sure to check with your service unit volunteers. Please note, council does not assign or approve all booth locations.

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Please note that troops may only sell cookies picked up for their Election Day Booth Sales at these booths. Cookies from previous programs, including the 20182019 cookie program, may not be sold.

The troop must agree to participate in the 2019 Treats & Reads Program, as well as the Initial Order Taking portion (in January 2020) of the 2019-2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program. All girls participating in the Election Day Booth Sale must be registered Girl Scouts for the 2019-2020 membership year, and have a signed annual consent form on file with the troop. Permission from the service unit must be obtained.

Election Day Booth Sale Finances

At least one adult at the booth must be a registered and approved volunteer.

Cookies for Heroes The Cookies for Heroes Program is available to customers at any Election Day Booth Sale! Get the girls asking every customer that comes to their booth if they would like to buy a package or more of cookies to be donated to active military women and men, veterans or local heroes. At the booth, the troop will collect $5 from the customer for each package of cookies sold for the program. Each purchase should be noted in order to keep accurate records of your troops Cookies for Heroes package amount. When the booth is complete, the troop tallies up the total number of packages sold for this program and reports it to the cupboard manager when finalizing your Election Day Booth Sale consignment sheet. Girl Scouts of Connecticut works with partner organizations to get the Cookies for Heroes packages out to the recipients – the troop does not need to handle these cookies.

Reserving and Picking Up your Troop’s Cookies

The core varieties sell for $5 per package and Girl Scout S’mores® sell for $6 per package. Troops earn $.85 per box in troop proceeds. Troops also earn a bonus of $20 per every 20 cases of cookies sold. Payment to GSOFCT for all product sales programs will be done by Electronic Payment (ACH). Troops must complete one authorization per Girl Scout year (October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020). For troops participating in Election Day Booth Sales, this form must be completed by October 23, 2019. An ACH for the total amount due to GSOFCT for Election Day Booth Sales will be initiated on November 25, 2019. Note: This may take up to seven business days to post to a troop’s account.

Patches Girls will earn a limited edition 2019 Election Day Booth Sale patch if their troop meets the following requirements: • Submits the Electronic Payment (ACH) Authorization Form by October 23, 2019.

To reserve cookies, just fill out the Election Day Booth Sale Reservation form at gsofct.org between August 9, 2019 and September 23, 2019. Filling out the form will order the troop a standard number for cases. Troops will have the option of ordering extra cases of cookies by requesting them on the reservation form or 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 day, time and location of your booth sale(s).

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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 the week of October 2-8. Your troop will be contacted with the location of your pick up and the process for signing up for a date and time to pick up your troop’s order.

• Picks up and returns cookies (if the troop did not sell out) as scheduled with the cupboard manager. Troops must inform the Election Day Booth Sales cupboard manager and the Product Sales Team (productsales@gsofct.org) if the troop sold out the cookies. The volunteer should also report the number of packages of cookies 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. • Electronically submits the Election Day Booth Sale Patch Order Form by November 15, 2019.

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Do you know that you can Troops and service units can reserve space at any of our properties for a few hours or overnight! Most properties have year-round availability. For more information on our properties or if you have questions, contact property@gsofct.org.

GSOFCT-owned properties in Connecticut?

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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. It does not waive specialty area rental fees. Contact property@gsofct.org with questions.

Make online site reservations at gsofct.org under the Camp tab, property information and rental

Look for the camp brochure in early 2020!

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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 Girl Experience 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. While walkins are welcome, pre-registration is encouraged. Dates Sunday, October 13, 2019 Sunday, November 10, 2019 Sunday, February 9, 2020 Sunday, March 15, 2020 Sunday, April 26, 2020 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. We request a donation for patches. Contact customercare@gsofct.org for more information.

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Program Resources More information and helpful links at gsofct.org>About>Our Program The Girl Experience Team of 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 Girl Experience 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; and to an archery weekend, there are opportunities for progression. If your Girl Scout(s) really enjoy archery, we suggest an adult take the archery facilitator training. It’s a day of learning how to teach skills, safety, set-up, and more, enabling you to facilitate your own sessions. Archery is a feature at all of our GSOFCT camps. This means you can rent/use equipment on your own. If you’d like to request an archery facilitator, go to our Boomerang section in Doubleknot and submit your two choices of dates/locations. Fees apply.

Astronomy Troop Based in the southeastern part of the state, this troop is open to any Girl Scout Junior or older, and will meet approximately every month. Girl Scouts will plan their activities and trips all based on the skies above! See the listing in the Multi-level section.

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 Girl Experience Team offers primitive camping events at our camps for Cadettes, AT trips for Seniors and Ambassadors, and backpacking training for adults. Reach out if you’d like to discuss guidelines and tips for taking your troop out on a primitive overnight.

Boating Some of our camps have waterfronts, enabling us to offer warm weather boating – canoeing, funyaking, and standup paddle boarding. In addition, we collaborate with community program partners who are aware of related badges. Go on Doubleknot to view the Boomerang listing to request a boating facilitator. We’ll do our best to connect you to a facilitator. Fees apply.

Boomerang When you toss a boomerang, it comes back to you. In GSOFCT, you request a Boomerang program at your site/time and we do our best to connect you to a facilitator who comes to you. Fees apply to all of the Boomerang programs, with the exception of the Take Action and Highest Awards workshops. See the inside back cover for options and more information on this pilot program. If you’d like to help be a Boomerang facilitator, contact customercare@gsofct.org.

Bronze Award Bootcamps Juniors interested in earning their Bronze Award may attend a bootcamp to become more aware of the Take Action process and the steps to earning the award.

Community Program Partners See our listing of community program partners at gsofct.org>About>Program>Community Program Partners. These volunteers, organizations, and businesses engage n 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.

Environmental Lab at Laurel This new area on the south side of the lake offers opportunities for water and woodland exploration. Through generous grants, we are able to provide equipment, interpretive signage, and activity ideas some linked to badges and journeys.

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Grief and Loss Box

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 handwritten thank-you note after receiving the mini-grant.

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.

Gold Award Scholarships

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.

Historical Resources

Annually, the CT Elks association offers a $1,000 scholarship to a GSOFCT Gold Award Girl Scout. Similar scholarships are also awarded through GSOFCT. Gold Award Girl Scouts will receive application information from their Gold Award liaison. Funds for these scholarships are raised via our participation in the Eversource Hartford Marathon. Learn more about the Hartford Marathon on page 65.

Gold Award Webinars and Bootcamps Seniors and Ambassadors who are interested in earning their Gold Award must first participate in one of these three informational sessions. We’ll discuss identifying the issue you’d like to address, how to create a sustainable plan that includes leadership as well as the Gold Award process itself.

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

Global Girl Scouts GSOFCT has 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 other by infusing a global aspect into everyday activities or events, would like to join this group, know more about the world centers, let us know by contacting the Customer Care Department.

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Individually Registered Girl Scout (Juliette) Program Support We’re here to help 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!

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 a pro, and are looking for clues or would like to “adopt” letterboxing at one of our western Connecticut camps, contact Customer Care.

Patch Programs GSOFCT has several patch programs for Girl Scouts of all levels. You can go to gsofct.org>About>Our Program>Program Initiatives for more information.

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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.

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.

Travel Troop 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 “Log in” in the top right corner, fill in the Create New Account form with your details, and an email will be sent to you.

Program Aide Program Aides are Cadettes or older and are trained in working with younger girls. We offer three scheduled workshops and will do our best to meet requests for groups of 15 or more Girl Scouts.

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.

Volkswalks Volkswalks 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. These are public events and families are encouraged to participate.

Program Express Kits These kits are mailed to you for you to use and keep. See back inside cover for more information. To purchase, go to gsofct.org>Activities>View and Register for Girl Events Here.

Silver Award Webinar and Boot Camps Cadettes who are interested in earning their Silver Award may view the GSOFCT Silver Award webinar or attend a Silver Award Bootcamp. We’ll discuss identifying the issue you’d like to address, and how to create a sustainable plan that includes a leadership component.

Snowshoes DIY Planning a wintery trip to camp? 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. Snowshoes are available at Candlewood, An-Se-Ox, and Yankee Trails. When you make your site reservation, add Snowshoes as an activity.

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Service & Program Centers

Service Centers (800) 922-2770

Camp Yankee Trails

Hartford Service Center

340 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106

20 Washington Ave. North Haven, CT 06473

North Haven Service Center

Waterbury Service Center 171Grandview Ave. Suite 102 Waterbury, CT 06708

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Camp Laurel

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Wilton Service Center

Camp Merrie-Wood

529 Danbury Road Wilton, CT 06897

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Program Centers An-Se-Ox 47 Condon Road, Oxford, CT 06478 Aspetuck 88 Old Easton Tpke., Weston, CT 06883 Candlewood 29 Bogus Hill Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812 Carlson 700 Willis St., Bristol, CT 06010 Katoya 71 Country Lane, Milford, CT 06461

Laurel 175 Clubhouse Road, Lebanon, CT 06249 Merrie-Wood 650 Gardner St., Manchester, CT 06040 Pattagansett 121 Upper Pattagansett Road, East Lyme, CT 06333 Rocky Craig 69 Guinea Road, Stamford, CT 06903 Yankee Trails 343 Plains Road, Tolland, CT 06084

To find information, see photos of our properties, or to rent a GSOFCT site, click the “Camp” tab on gsofct.org, then property information and rental.

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

Property Department | property@gsofct.org

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Business Partners

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Follow the Girl Scout Network on LinkedIn! We invite all alums to be part of the Girl Scout Network, which promotes girls’ and women’s empowerment, leadership, and advancement in the world.

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Stirrup Fun Stables, LLC Where we stir up a little fun

Lessons, Trail Rides

Training, and Summer Camp (Therapeutic Program) (Rescue Facility) 179 Mack Road Lebanon, CT 06249 stirupfunstables@gmail.com 860-468-0156 Jeanna Prink Check us out on facebook

ODDLY EDUCATIONAL AND WONDERFULLY INTERACTIVE A visit to Ripley's Times Square in New York City will impact and excite your girl scouts in an unbelievable way! As one of New York City's most popular attractions, our aim is to inspire creativity, expand cultural understanding, and provide an experience that is educational, memorable, and easy to plan.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Family Partnership campaign is a way for Girl

Scout families to invest in girls’ futures by supporting our programs, camp improvements, scholarships, volunteer support, and other critical services.

RIPLEY’S ADVENTURE

Did you know? • It costs over $300 per girl to provide Girl Scouting opportunities in Connecticut. • In our state, one in four girls needs financial assistance to participate in Girl Scouting.

Adventure Kit Includes:

Amazingly Fun Add-on’s:

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Admission to Museum Scavenger Hunt Survivor Certificate

Souvenir Patch

Goody Bags Souvenir Photo Lunch Options

Guided Tour

If you have questions regarding Family Giving, contact Melissa Bellanceau at (800) 922-2770 ext. 3244 or mperkinsbellanceau@gsofct.org. Call 212.398.3133 x221 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm • Email groupsales@ripleysnewyork.com

Call 212.398.3133 x221 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm • Email groupsales@ripleysnewyork.com

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If you see the van on-the-go, say “hello” to the driver and get a patch!

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.

Community Program Partners By visiting gsofct.org, you’ll find a list of over list of over 50 community program partners and organizations with community service opportunities. These organizations have connected what they offer to the National Program and offer programs specifically for Girl Scouts. To make arrangements, contact them directly. You’ll find sites in the areas of STEM, Outdoor, Life Skills, history, and more! If you represent a community organization and would like to discuss being featured, contact customercare@gsofct.org.

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EVENTS AND SERIES ALPHA INDEX Title of event

Level of girls

25th Annual Haunted Hike DBJCSAm 25th Annual Haunted Hike Tour Guides CSAm 25th Annual Haunted Hike Trail Ghouls CSAm Volunteers for our 25th Annual Haunted Hike Ambassador Water SAm Animal Adaptations BJ Appalachian Trail Hike Aquarist for a Day B Archery Level I Facilitator Training Astronomy for Cadettes C Astronomy for Juniors J Astronomy Night for Juniors J Astronomy Overnight for Senior/Ambassador Crew SAm Astronomy Troop JCSAm Aviation Adventures Workshop BJC Aviation Overnight for all ages DBJCSAm Backpacking Training for Adults Beginner Archery JCSAm Bird’s the Word C Black Holes and Other Absurdities JCSAm Blast off! Rocket Design Workshop for Juniors J Boating with Brownies B Boston Museum of Science Overnight DBJCSAm Bridge Over Connecticut DBJCSAm Bronze Award Bootcamp J Brownie Basic First Aid Tips & Tricks with Kappa Delta B Brownie Bugs B Brownie Design Challenge B Brownie Girl Scout Ways B Brownie Greenhouse Scientists B Brownie Hiker B Brownie Outdoor Adventurer B Brownie Outdoor Art Creator B Brownie Overnight at Beardsley Zoo B Brownie Potters B Brownie STEM at the Coast Guard Academy BJ Brownie/Junior Winter Exploration BJ Brownies: Let’s Investigate B Building Trades 101 CSAm Cadette Boss Girls C Cadette Outdoor Art C Cadette Trees C Cadette Trip to Savannah C Cadette Winter Overnight C Camp Iceland Trip SAm Canoeing Adventure for Cadettes C Canoeing with Juniors J Carpe CSA: An Older Girl Conference CSAm Challenger Moon Mission CS Citizen Science Journey Day D Clover’s Story D Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJC

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Title of event

Level of girls

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Constellation Stories of the First Americans for Daisies and Brownies DBJCSAm 57 Constellations and Night Hike Under Dark Skies DBJCSAm 57 Cookie Rally Crew CSAm 58 Cookies for Heroes Stickerthon DBJCSAm 58 Crime Lab J 22 CT Camporee SAm 58 CT River Two-night Trip for Seniors and Ambassadors DBJCSAm 38 CT River Four-night Trip for Seniors and Ambassadors SAm 39 Daisies Making Healthy Choices! D 11 Daisy Exploration Day D 11 Daisy Fun in the Snow D 11 Daisy Greenhouse Explorers D 11 Daisy Outdoor Art Maker D 12 Daisy Petal Parade D 12 Daisy Petal Party B 12 Desert Island Challenge B 18 Design, Discover, Build, Teach! SAm 39 Discover Pluto JCSAm 58 Drive-thru Guru SAm 58 Embroidery Explorations S 39 Engineer Your Own Girl Scout Cadette Patch C 32 Exploring the Shore C 32 Fairfield SWE Brunch Grades 8-12 59 Fairfield SWE STEM Day JC 59 Fall Fling Campout DBJCSAm 59 Fall Fling Campout (patch only) DBJCSAm 59 Field Archery Challenge JCSAm 59 Firebuilding for Brownies B 18 Firebuilding for Cadettes C 32 Firebuilding for Juniors J 22 Fishing with NESS J 22 Follow the Arrow C 32 Full STEAM Ahead BJ 60 Galactic Girls B 18 Geocaching at Barn Island JC 60 Get Set J 23 Girl Scout Daisy Ways D 12 Girl Scout Day at Synchrony Financial SAm 39 Girl Scout Day at the Aquarium DBJCSAm 60 Girl Scout Day at the Capitol JCSAm 61 Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Science Center DBJCSAm 60 Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Trolley Museum DBJCSAm 60 Girl Scout Hackathon JC 61 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 61 Girl Scouts Love State Parks, Barkhamsted DBJCSAm 61 Girls Around the World DBJ 62 Girls Rock the Capitol SAm 40 Global Guide Training CSAm 62 It All Adds Up! at Travelers for Cadettes C 32 Journey Jumpstart, W.O.W. B 18 Journey Jumpstart, Amuse J 23

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Journey Jumpstart, Think Like an Engineer Junior Jumpstart, Three Cheers For Animals Junior Animal Habitats Junior Gardener, Bartlett Arboretum Juliette Gordon Low Blast from the Past Birthday Party Jump into Juniors, Candlewood Jump Into Spring Campout Jump Into Spring Campout (patch only) Junior Animal Habitats - Stamford Junior Animal Habitats - Fairfield Junior Boss Girls Junior Flowers Junior Gardener, Connecticut Audubon Junior Jewelers Junior Outdoor Art Explorer Junior Overnight at Beardsley Zoo Just for Girls Justice Virtual Journey Katniss Skills School Leader In Action Learn to Irish Dance with the Dancers of Riverdance and the Bennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy Letterboxing Hike – Advanced Letterboxing Hike – Beginner Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Day Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend CREW Life Skills of Native Americans Maple Sugaring Maple Sugaring Mall Madness Marine Mammals with Lucy Mars: An Oceanic Planet; Is it Dead? Money Matter$ at Merrill Lynch Mystic Seaport Sleepover National Girls and Women in Sports Day Our Cabana Trip Outdoor Conference for Brownies & Juniors, Yankee Trails Outdoor Cooking for Brownies Outdoor Cooking for Cadettes Outdoor Cooking for Daisy Outdoor Cooking for Juniors Overnight at Beardsley Zoo Paddle Daze Pi Day for All Primitive Camping Overnight Program Aide Quassy Family Fun Day Rosie’s Story Senior - Ambassador Winter Camping Senior Ambassador Boss Girl To register, see page 2

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J

23

D J J

12 23 23

DB B DBJCSAm

62 19 62

DBJCSAm J J J J J J J J DBJCSAm Am J C

63 23 24 24 24 24 25 25 25 63 40 25 33

B DBJCSAm DBJCSAm DBJCSAm

19 64 63 64

JCSAm

64

SAm JC DB JC DBJCSAm DB JCSAm CSAm CSAm

41 64 64 65 65 65 66 66 66

JC SAm

66 41

BJ B C D J BJCSAm SAm DBJCSAm C CSAm DBJCSAm D SAm SAm

67 19 33 13 26 67 41 67 33 67 70 13 42 42

Title of event

Level of girls

Page

Senior Locavore S 42 Silver and Gold Award Bootcamp CSAm 70 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 68 Someone Special and Me DBJCSAm 70 Sow What? Virtual Journey S 43 Stamp Carving for Letterboxes C 34 STEAM Challenges D 13 STEM Day for Juniors at the University of New Haven J 26 STEM Ocean Science I C 34 STEM Ocean Science II C 34 SWE: Be That Engineer! for Juniors J 27 Think Like an Engineer for Cadettes C 35 70 Think Like an Engineer for Daisies & Brownies DB Think Like an Engineer for Juniors J 27 Turtle Town! DB 70 United Girls Fair C 35 Volkswalks DBJCSAm 71 Wet, Wet, Wetlands! D 13 Wilton Library Robotics STEM Day for Brownies and Juniors BJ 71 Winter Base Camping 72 Winter Wonderland Exploration BJ 72 Women Take Flight - all ages DBJCSAm 72 Zoo Campout CSAm 73 Zoo Careers CSAm 73 Zoo Day DBJCSAm 73 Zoo in the Sky for Daisies D 13

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August 2019 25-26 Volunteers for our 25th Annual Haunted Hike September 2019 9 Leader In Action 9 Volkswalks 25 Treats & Reads Order Taking 29

Bird’s the Word

51

C 9/8/2019 DBJCSAm

33 71

DBJCSAm

74

C

9/12/2019

29

October 2019 1 Sow What? Virtual Journey S 9/13/2019 43 4 Constellations and Night Hike Under Dark Skies DBJCSAm 9/27/2019 57 5 Aviation Adventures Workshop BJC 9/21/2019 52 5 Global Guide Training CSAm 9/20/2020 62 5 Quassy Family Fun Day DBJCSAm 9/20/2019 70 5 Volkswalks DBJCSAm 71 5-6 Junior Overnight at Beardsley Zoo J 9/18/2019 25 6 Beginner Archery JCSAm 9/23/2019 53 6 Firebuilding for Juniors J 9/29/2019 22 6 Journey Jumpstart, Three Cheers For Animals D 10/1/2019 12 6 Outdoor Cooking for Juniors J 9/29/2019 26 6 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 9/26/2019 68 11-13 Someone Special and Me DBJCSAm 9/27/2019 70 12 Beginner Archery JCSAm 9/30/2019 53 12 Brownie Outdoor Adventure B 9/25/2019 16 12 Junior Gardener Connecticut Audubon J 9/25/2019 24 12 Rosie’s Story DBJCSAm 9/25/2019 13 13 Canoeing with Juniors J 9/30/2019 22 13 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 9/30/2019 61 14 Boating with Brownies B 9/30/2019 15 14 Fishing with NESS J 9/26/2019 22 14 It All Adds Up! at Travelers for Cadettes C 9/30/2019 32 14 Money Matter$ at Merrill Lynch CSAm 9/30/2019 66 19 Ambassador Water SAm 10/3/2019 37 19 Brownie Bugs B 10/3/2019 15 19 Brownie Hiker B 10/3/2019 16 19 Brownie Outdoor Adventurer B 10/3/2019 16 19 Building Trades 101 CSAm 10/10/2019 55 19 Cadette Outdoor Art C 10/3/2019 29 19 Cadette Trees C 10/3/2019 31 19 Junior Animal Habitats Stamford J 10/3/2019 23 19 Junior Animal Habitats Fairfield J 10/3/2019 24 19 Junior Flowers J 10/3/2019 24 19 Senior Locavore S 10/3/2019 42 19-20 Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJCSAm 57

20 Beginner Archery JCSAm 10/7/2019 20 Exploring the Shore C 10/3/2019 20 Firebuilding for Cadettes C 10/6/2019 20 Letterboxing Hike – Advanced DBJCSAm 10/4/2019 20 Letterboxing Hike – Beginner DBJCSAm 10/4/2019 20 Outdoor Cooking C 10/6/2019 25-26 25th Annual Haunted Hike DBJCSAm 10/19/2019 25-26 25th Annual Haunted Hike Tour Guides CSAm 10/19/2019 25-26 25th Annual Haunted Hike Trail Ghouls CSAm 10/19/2019 26 Engineer Your Own Girl Scout Cadette Patch C 10/15/2019 27 Firebuilding for Brownies B 10/13/2019 27 Life Skills of Native Americans JC 10/10/2019 27 Outdoor Cooking for Brownies B 10/13/2019

53 32 32 64 63 33 51 51 51 32 18 64 19

November 2019 1 Constellation Stories of the First Americans for Daisies and Brownies DB 10/23/2019 57 2 Brownie Greenhouse Scientists B 10/16/2019 16 2 Carpe CSA: An Older Girl Conference CSAm 10/14/2019 55 2 Daisy Greenhouse Explorers D 10/16/2019 11 2-10 Election Day Booth Sales DBJCSAm 76 3 Beginner Archery JCSAm 10/21/2019 53 3 Daisy Petal Parade D 10/13/2019 12 3 Fairfield SWE Brunch Grades 8-12 59 3 Journey Jumpstart, W.O.W. B 10/31/2019 18 3 Letterboxing Hike – Advanced DBJCSAm 10/18/2019 64 3 Letterboxing Hike – Beginner DBJCSAm 10/18/2019 63 3 Outdoor Cooking for Daisy D 10/27/2019 13 3 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 10/24/2019 68 5 Girl Scout Day at Synchrony Financial SAm 10/22/2019 39 9 Juliette Gordon Low Blast from the Past Birthday Party DB 10/21/2019 62 9-10 Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJC 57 9-10 Overnight at Beardsley Zoo BJCSAm 10/23/2019 67 9 Wilton Library Robotics STEM Day BJ 10/26/2019 71 9 Volkswalks DBJCSAm 71 10 Desert Island Challenge B 10/28/2019 18 10 Girl Scout Musuem Open House DBJCSAm 10/28/2019 61 10 Katniss Skills School J 10/28/2019 25 10 Outdoor Cooking for Cadettes C 10/27/2020 33 10 Outdoor Cooking for Juniors J 10/27/2019 26 10 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 10/31/2019 68 11 STEAM Challenges D 10/24/2019 13 15 Challenger Moon Mission CS 11/1/2019 56 16 Galactic Girls B 11/4/2019 18 16 Bronze Award Bootcamp J 11/1/2019 21

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16 Katniss Skills School J set by event ? 16 Silver and Gold Award Bootcamp CSAm 11/1/2019 70 16-17 Program Aide CSAm 11/1/2019 67 17 Brownie Girl Scout Ways B 11/4/2019 16 17 Get Set J 11/3/2019 23 17 Girl Scout Daisy Ways D 11/4/2019 12 22-23 Boston Museum of Science Overnight BJC 11/7/2019 54 23 Think Like an Engineer J 11/8/2019 27 23 Brownie STEM at the Coast Guard Academy B 11/8/2019 17 December 2019 1 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 11/28/2019 7 Crime Lab J 11/22/2019 7 Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Science Center DBJCSAm 7 Girls Rock the Capitol SAm 10/30/2019 8 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 12/5/2019 14 Aquarist for a Day B 11/27/2019 14 Volkswalks DBJCSAm 17 Winter Base Camping Adults 12/1/2019 27 Astronomy for Juniors J 12/13/2019 27-28 Astronomy Overnight for Senior/Ambassador Crew SAm 12/13/2019 28 Astronomy for Cadettes C 12/13/2019

68 22 60 40 68 15 71 72 21 38 29

January 2020 4 Cookie Rally Crew CSAm 12/16/2019 58 4 Cookie Rally DBJCSAm 75 4 Initial Order Taking DBJCSAm 75 5 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 12/19/2019 68 10 Black Holes and Other Absurdities JCSAm 1/3/2020 53 11 Bronze Award Boot Camp J 12/23/2019 21 11 Rosie’s Story D 12/21/2019 13 11 Silver and Gold Award Bootcamp CSAm 12/23/2019 70 12 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 1/9/2020 68 12 Think Like an Engineer for Cadettes C 12/20/2019 35 17-18 Follow the Arrow C 1/2/2020 32 1/1/2020 16 18 Brownie Greenhouse Scientists B 18 Crime Lab J 1/3/2020 27 18 Daisy Greenhouse Explorers D 1/1/2020 11 18-19 Follow the Arrow C 1/2/2020 32 20 Archery Level I Facilitator Training 1/2/2020 52 25 Clover’s Story D 1/8/2020 11 25 Learn to Irish Dance with the Dancers of Riverdance and the Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy B 1/10/2020 19 31 Astronomy Night for Juniors J 1/10/2020 21 31 Astronomy Troop JCSAm 1/15/2020 52

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February 2020 1 Aviation Adventures Workshop BJC 1/18/2020 52 1 Winter Wonderland Exploration BJ 1/15/2020 72 2 Girl Scout Hackathon JC 1/20/2020 61 2 National Girls and Women in Sports Day JC 1/24/2020 66 2 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 1/30/2020 68 3 Goal Getter Order Taker DBJCSAm 75 7 Discover Pluto JCSAm 1/31/2020 58 8-9 Blast off! Rocket Design Workshop J 1/24/2020 21 8-9 Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJC 57 8 Girls Around the World DBJ 1/25/2020 62 8 Program Aide CSAm 1/24/2020 67 9 Girl Scout Musuem Open House DBJCSAm 1/27/2020 61 9 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 2/6/2020 68 15 Browine Basic First Aid Tips & Tricks with Kappa Delta B 2/1/2020 15 21-22 Cadette Winter Overnight C 2/7/2020 31 22 Brownie/Junior Winter Exploration BJ 2/7/2020 55 22 Daisy Fun in the Snow D 2/7/2020 11 22 Maple Sugaring DB 2/5/2020 64 22-23 Winter Camping SAm 2/7/2020 42 27 Stamp Carving for Letterboxes C 2/27/20 34 28 Girl Scout Hackathon JC 1/20/2020 61 29 Cookie Delivery DBJCSAm 75 29 Cookie Booth Sales Start DBJCSAm 75 29 Drive-thru Guru SAm 2/17/2020 58 March 2020 1 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 2/27/2020 68 3 Sow What? Virtual Journey S 2/20/2020 43 6 Mars: An Oceanic Planet; Is it Dead? JCSAm 2/28/2020 66 7 Global Guide Training CSAm 2/15/2020 62 7 Journey Jumpstart, Amuse J 2/27/2020 23 7 Maple Sugaring JC 2/19/2020 65 7 Women Take Flight DBJCSAm 72 8 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 3/5/2020 68 9 Leader In Action C 3/8/2020 33 11 Girl Scout Day at the Capitol JCSAm 3/5/2020 61 14 Galactic Girls B 2/28/2020 18 14 Mall Madness DBJCSAm 65 14 Pi Day for All DBJCSAm 67 14-15 Boston Museum of Science Overnight BJC 2/27/2020 54 15 Firebuilding for Cadettes C 3/1/2020 32 15 Girl Scout Musuem

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Open House DBJCSAm 3/2/2020 61 15 Outdoor Cooking for Cadettes C 3/1/2020 33 15 Stamp Carving for Letterboxes C 2/27/2020 34 19 Think Like an Engineer DB 70 20-21 Boston Museum of Science Overnight BJC 3/5/2020 54 21 Jump into Juniors, Candlewood B 3/9/2020 19 21-22 Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJC 57 22 Brownie Potters B 3/6/2020 17 22 Embroidery Explorations S 3/6/2020 39 22 Firebuilding for Juniors J 3/8/2020 22 22 Junior Jewelers J 3/6/2020 25 22 Outdoor Cooking for Juniors J 3/8/2020 26 27-28 Design, Discover, Build, Teach! SAm 3/13/2020 39 28 Brownie Design Challenge B 3/13/2020 15 28-29 Boston Museum of Science Overnight JCSAm 3/12/2020 54 29 Firebuilding for Brownies B 3/8/2020 18 29 Outdoor Cooking for Brownies B 3/8/2020 19 April 2020 2 Cookies for Heroes Stickerthon DBJCSAm 2/20/2020 58 3 Constellations and Night Hike Under Dark Skies DBJCSAm 3/25/2020 57 3-4 Brownie Overnight at Beardsley Zoo B 3/18/2020 17 4 Brownie Outdoor Adventurer B 3/18/2020 16 4 Brownie Outdoor Art Creator B 3/18/2020 17 4 Cadette Boss Girls C 3/13/2020 29 4-5 Connecticut Science Center Overnight DBJC 57 4 Cookies for Heroes Stickerthon DBJCSAm 3/30/2020 58 4 Daisies Making Healthy Choices! D 3/19/2020 11 4 Fairfield SWE STEM Day JC 59 4 Junior Boss Girls J 3/13/2020 24 4 Junior Outdoor Art Explorer J 3/18/2020 25 4 Senior Ambassador Boss Girl SAm 4/4/2020 42 4 STEM Day for Juniors at the University of New Haven J 3/18/2020 26 4 Letterboxing Hike – Advanced DBJCSAm 3/19/2020 64 4 Think Like an Engineer for Daisies and Brownies DB 3/19/2020 70 5 Beginner Archery JCSAm 3/23/2020 53 5 Letterboxing Hike – Beginner DBJCSAm 3/1/2020 63 5 Outdoor Cooking for Daisy D 3/22/2020 13 5 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 4/2/2020 69 11 Flower Power! J 3/25/2020 22 11 Marine Mammals with Lucy DB 3/24/2020 65 17 Junior Jumpstart, Think Like an Engineer J 4/9/2020 23 18 Connecticut Science Center Overnight - DBJC DB 57 18 Daisy Petal Party D 4/1/2020 12

19 Girl Scout Day at the Aquarium DBJCSAm 4/1/2020 19 United Girls Fair C 4/12/2020 23 Annual Meeting DBJCSAm 24 Zoo Careers CSAm 4/8/2020 25-26 Mystic Seaport Sleepover CSAm 4/2/2020 25 Geocaching at Barn Island JC 4/8/2020 25 Zoo in the Sky for Daisies D 4/10/2020 26 Full STEAM Ahead BJ 04/12/2020 26 Girl Scout Museum Open House DBJCSAm 4/13/2020 26 Outdoor Cooking for Daisy D 4/12/2020 26 Wet, Wet, Wetlands! D 4/8/2020 26 Outdoor Cooking for Brownies B 4/12/2020

60 35 57 73 66 60 13 60 61 13 13 19

May 2020 2 Beginner Archery JCSAm 4/13/2020 53 2 Brownie Outdoor Adventurer B 4/22/2020 16 2 Brownie Outdoor Art Creator B 4/22/2020 17 2 Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Science Center DBJCSAm 60 2 Bridge Over Connecticut DBJCSAm 4/15/2020 55 2 Girl Scout Day at the Connecticut Trolly Museum DBJCSAm 4/10/2020 60 2 Junior Flowers J 4/22/2020 24 2 Junior Outdoor Art Explorer J 4/22/2020 25 2 Senior Locavore S 4/22/2020 42 2-3 Boston Museum of Science Overnight BJC 4/16/2020 54 2-3 Mystic Seaport Sleepover J 4/9/2020 26 3 Beginner Archery JCSAm 4/13/2020 53 3 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 4/30/2020 69 3 SWE: Be That Engineer! J 4/17/2020 27 8-9 Mystic Seaport Sleepover J 4/16/2020 26 9 Brownie Outdoor Art Creator B 4/22/2020 17 9 Daisy Outdoor Art Maker D 4/22/2020 12 9 Junior Outdoor Art Explorer J 4/22/2020 25 10 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 5/7/2020 69 12 Backpacking Training for Adults 53 15-16 Jump Into Spring Campout DBJCSAm 4/27/2020 62 16 Bronze Award Bootcamp J 4/1/2020 21 16-17 Overnight at Beardsley Zoo BJCSAm 4/29/2020 67 16-17 Primitive Camping Overnight C 4/27/2020 33 16 STEM Ocean Science I C 4/29/2020 34 16 Turtle Town! DB 4/29/2020 70 16 Silver and Gold Award Bootcamp CSAm 4/1/2020 70 16-17 Boston Museum of Science Overnight BJC 4/30/2020 54 17 Animal Adaptations BJ 4/29/2020 52 17 Letterboxing Hike – Advanced DBJCSAm 4/30/2020 64 17 Letterboxing Hike – Beginner DBJCSAm 4/30/2020 63 29-31 CT Camporee DBJCSAm 5/15/2020 58 30 Citizen Science Journey Day DB 5/13/2020 56 30-31 Program Aide CSAm 5/15/2020 67 30-31 Boston Museum of Science Overnight BJC 5/14/2020 54

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Outdoor Conference, Yankee Trails Brownies: Let’s Investigate Daisy Exploration Day

BJ B D

June 2020 2 Justice Virtual Journey Am 2 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 5-6 Aviation Overnight DBJCSAm 5-6 Boston Museum of Science Overnight DBJC 6 Cadette Trees C 6 Junior Gardener J 9 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 12-13 Boston Museum of Science Overnight DBJC 12-14 Backpacking Training for Adults 13 Aviation Adventures Workshop BJC 13 STEM Ocean Science II C 14 Archery Level I Facilitator Training 16-17 Canoeing Adventure C 19-20 Zoo Campout CSAm 24-25 Canoeing Adventure C 27 Zoo Day DBJCSAm 28 CT River Four-night Trip SAm July 2020 5-7 Appalachian Trail Hike 7 S’monthly Campfire 26-29 Appalachian Trail Hike

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5/18/2020 5/18/2020 5/18/2020

67 17 11

5/15/2020 5/28/2020 5/5/2020

40 69 52

5/21/2020 54 5/20/2020 31 5/20/2020 23 6/4/2020 69 5/28/2020 54 5/1/20 53 5/29/2020 52 5/27/2020 34 5/26/2020 52 6/1/2020 31 6/3/2020 73 6/8/2020 31 6/10/2020 73 6/3/2020 39

SAm 6/22/2020 DBJCSAm 7/1/2020 SAm 7/13/2020

37 69 37

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August 2020 4 S’monthly Campfire 7-14 Appalachian Trail Hike 11 S’monthly Campfire 16-18 CT River Two-night Trip 20 Paddle Daze 24 Paddle Daze

DBJCSAm SAm DBJCSAm SAm SAm SAm

7/29/2020 7/20/2020 8/5/2020 6/15/2020 8/3/2020 8/10/2020

69 37 69 38 41 41

September 2020 Various Volkswalks DBJCSAm N/A 71 11-12 Girl Scouts Love State Parks, Barkhamsted DBJCSAm 9/1/2020 61 13 S’monthly Campfire DBJCSAm 8/10/2020 69 18 Just for Girls DBJCSAm 9/8/2020 63 20 Field Archery Challenge JCSAm 9/8/2020 59 25 Fall Fling Campout DBJCSAm 9/14/2020 59 25-27 Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend JCSAm 9/13/2020 64 25-27 Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Weekend CREW SAm 9/13/2020 41 26 Letterboxing: Laurelei’s Adventure Day DBJCSAm 9/13/2020 64 26 Primitive Camping Overnight C 9/14/2020 33 October 2020 12 Eversource Hartford Marathon

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Program Express Kits and Boomerang, programming that comes to you! We know that going to a college campus, a GSOFCT Camp, or community partner site can be an adventure. We’ve also heard that there are times when it would be great to have something “in your backyard!” Starting October 2019, GSOFCT will have two new ways to help make that happen. We heard you, and hope this helps make volunteering easier! Program Express Kits Go online to the event registration area on gsofct.org and register to receive and pay for these kits. Prices vary based on the per-Girl Scout supply cost and how many Girl Scouts you’ll be serving. We’ll put as many as possible into a flat rate shipping box, and it shows up in your mailbox. The kit will include instructions and most supplies (you provide the reusable/ usual things like scissors, crayons, water-based markers, etc…). These kits are also a great resource when asking troop adults to help facilitate activities with the troop. What types of Program Express can we choose from? See our starter list below! Letterboxing – There are letterboxes everywhere in Connecticut, and not only do Brownies have a Letterboxing badge, GSOFCT has a Letterboxing patch for all levels! This Program Express Kit supports both! Inside are activities to help Girl Scouts learn about letterboxing, materials for a troop letterbox to plant, journals, and materials for each Girl Scout to make a simple letterboxing stamp. Recommended for all levels. Step Outdoors and Explore – This kit is intended to make it easier to guide Girl Scouts as they play, observe, and explore in the outdoors. They’d be great to tuck into a day pack for a trip to a GSOFCT camp or state park, but are also perfect for right outside your meeting place. They are not geared for any particular outdoor badge/journey, but we’ll notate where there is a link to a badge/journey award. Surrounded by STEM – From the earth below our feet to the skies high above (and everything in between) we find a connection to science, technology, engineering, and math! These fun, hands-on activities encourage Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors to be creative and play. We’ll notate where there is a link to a STEM badge or journey award. Troop Jump Start – What are some basics to help get the troop meetings organized, on track, and help the Girl Scouts get to know each other? This kit contains materials to make name clips for your kaper chart (included), a Girl Scout promise poster and activity, simple get to know you game ideas and props, an activity to help co-leaders understand what their Girl Scouts would like to explore, and materials to help guide Girl Scouts plan their Girl Scout year. Recommended for Daisy through Junior levels.

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Boomerang, programming that comes to you! When you register online for a Boomerang program session, you’ll let us know what topic Girl Scouts chose from the menu of options, where you’d like to meet, and a few possible times when you are available. We’ll do our best to match you with a facilitator. Once finalized you’ll pay a flat fee for up to 15-25 Girl Scouts depending on the type of activity. You are welcome to invite other troops or Girl Scouts to join your Boomerang session. The facilitator will arrive with all supplies and lead the 90-120 hour session. Troop adults will be expected to cover girl adult ratio, and assist the facilitator. Look online in the Girl Event registration area on gsofct.org for more specifics. If you choose to meet at a GSOFCT camp Property, any related site fees will be applied. See below for a listing of Initial Boomerang session topics. Take Action Process and Highest Awards: The journey to the Gold Award begins with journeys and Girl Scouts taking action. Review of the T.A.P. process and activities tailored for your grade level. No fee. Story Telling: Daisies through Ambassadors can use this creative session to complement a badge or use as inspiration for a Take Action project. Consider storytelling as a way to help educate or change the way people think about any topic. Bristlebots: Using the design process, girls engineer these little wiggly robots. This session easily fits into the Think Like an Engineer Journey. Carving for Letterboxing: Depending on your familiarity with letterboxing, we’ll spend some time focused on your next step in this artistic and creative outdoor leisure activity. Next, Girl Scouts will design a stamp and use carving tools to make their own letterboxing stamp. Recommended for Juniors through adults.

Space Science Badge Activities for Daisy through Cadettes: Depending on the age level, we’ll complete some or all of the requirements for this badge. Available in all areas. Outdoor Cooking: Due to the weather and facilitator availability, this is currently offered on day/nights only in October and November. These Boomerang sessions must be done at GSOFCT sites. Fire Building: Due to the weather and facilitator availability, this is currently offered during week day/nights only in April and May. These Boomerang sessions must be done at GSOFCT sites. Archery: A certified facilitator for sessions at camporees, or troop trip to a GSOFCT camp property. Recommended for Juniors and older. Boating: A certified facilitator for sessions at camporees or troop trip at either Camp Laurel or Camp Candlewood. Lifeguarding: A certified facilitator for sessions at camporees or troop trip at either Camp Laurel or Camp Candlewood. Low Ropes: Certified facilitators for sessions at camporees or troop trip at Camp Candlewood. Recommended for Juniors and older. Teambuilding Challenges: Help Girl Scouts with communication skills and see the value of working together. These fun challenging activities may be done indoors or out, as long as some open space is available. Recommended for older Brownies through Ambassador.

Space Science Badge Activities for Seniors and Ambassadors: Due to the number of facilitators able to deliver this session, this Boomerang is currently only available in the eastern side of Connecticut. Consider meeting at Camp Laurel.

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