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The Girl Scout Leadership Experience Girl Scout Processes Activities are... Girl Led Learning by Doing Cooperative Learning

Our keys to girl leadership are... Discover Girls develop a strong sense of self. Girls develop positive values. Girls gain practical life skills. Girls seek challenges in the world. Girls develop critical thinking skills.

Connect Girls develop healthy relationships. Girls promote cooperation and team building. Girls can resolve conflicts. Girls advance diversity in a multicultural world. Girls feel connected to their communities, locally and globally.

When the Three Keys to Leadership and Girl Scout Processes are combined: • Girls gain specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and values in Girl Scouting. • Girls lead with courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.

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Take Action Girls can identify community needs. Girls are resourceful problem solvers. Girls advocate for themselves and others, locally and globally. Girls educate and inspire others to act. Girls feel empowered to make a difference in the world.

Girl Scouts ayuda a las niñas a desarrollar el valor, la confianza en sí mismas, y los principios para hacer del mundo un mejor lugar. Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

La Promesa de las Girl Scouts Por mi honor, yo trataré: De servir a Dios y a mi patria, ayudar a las personas en todo momento, y vivir conforme a la Ley de las Girl Scouts.

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

La Ley de las Girl Scouts Yo me esforzaré por Ser honrada y justa cordial y servicial, considerada y compasiva, valiente y fuerte, y responsable de lo que digo y hago, y por respetarme a mí misma y a los demás respetar la autoridad usar los recursos de manera prudente, hacer del mundo un lugar mejor, y ser hermana de cada una de las Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut • 340 Washington Street • Hartford, CT 06016 program@gsofct.org • www.gsofct.org • (800) 922-2770 • Fax (203) 239-7220 Para Información en Español por favor llame • (800) 922-2770, ext. 3900

OCTOBER 2014 - SEPTEMBER 2015

Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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Fun Fest

Join Girl Scout Troops, families, and friends at the Durham Fairgrounds on Saturday, Ma y 16, 2015! At Fun Fest, you’ll do a little bit of eve rything. Learn about Girl Scout history, practice you r golf swing, relax with a picnic or ice cream, climb on the inflatable obstacle course, listen to music or sing along, try some hands-on STEM activities or a new style of dance, and more! While our overarching theme is It’s Your Story-Tell It!, you’ll find a wid e range of things to do. Watch for Fun Fest schedule updates and participat ing partners at gsofct.org. Activities, patch, ice cream, and off site parking and bussing are included. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and clo se at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in planning and helping at the Fun Fes t, email program@gsofct.org. Early Bird Fee: $20 until January 9, 2015 Regular price: $25 until May 1, 201 5 At the door: $35 (Patch and ice cre am as available)

Coming soon…..

Summer 2016

Consider helping plan and make an International Camporee come to life! Email camp@gsofct.org for more information.

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Dear Volunteers, Thank you! You are what makes Girl Scouting possible for so many girls throughout Connecticut. Thank you for donating your time, talents, and resources to the girls you serve in Girl Scouting. The girl experience in Girl Scouting allows girls to discover who they are and what they stand for, connect with many different people to create relationships, and learn how to take action to make the world a better place. As you know, Girl Scouting provides a safe place for girls to grow and develop – and your commitment makes that happen! Our signature event for the year is Fun Fest, which will be held on May 16, 2015. For those of you who may have experienced the fun of the Girl Scout 100th Jubilee in 2012, we are expecting thousands of girls and their families to join us at the Durham Fairgrounds for a spectacular allday event! There will be something for everyone. Sign up early to receive early bird pricing. Girls have a variety of pathways to participate, with many of them outlined within this Program Resource Guide. These include attending an event, like our Haunted Hike; attending a series, like our Astronomy Clubs; going on adventures with our travel troop; experiencing the outdoors with our summer camps; and of course, participating in troop activities. Girls and their families can decide together on what their Girl Scouting experience will be like this year – and remember, adults can volunteer in any of the pathways as well! Share this book with the girls and families in your troops so that they can explore everything Girl Scouts of Connecticut has to offer this year! There are plenty of family-friendly activities like family camping, Quassy Fun Day, and much more in these pages. Everything you see in these pages will be online on our website, gsofct.org, if you need a quick reference. Together, with your help, we can make the upcoming Girl Scout year a tremendous success! Your dedication and hard work are the key components that drive our mission of building girls with courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Thank you!

e-Newsletters

Find activities, ideas, and updated program information in the following electronic newsletters: Helpful Hints – tips for working with Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Published the first Wednesday of each month. Advisor Update – tips for working with Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Published the second Wednesday of every other month (rotates with Bridges). Girl Scout Bridges – for girls and families. Published the second Wednesday of every other month (rotates with Advisor Update). Volunteer e-blast – for 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 CT. You can find all of these newsletters on our website at gsofct.org. Click on the News tab at the top right and then on Newsletters. You can also stay connected with GSOFCT via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube!

Yours in Girl Scouting, Margaret Hansen-Kaplan Chief Operating Officer Girl Scouts of Connecticut

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Table of Contents Tips for Using this Book............................................................................................................ 3 How to Register.......................................................................................................................4-5 Program Services Contacts……………………………................................................................... 6 Pathways of Participation....................................................................................................... 7 National Program Portfolio..................................................................................................... 8 Council Shop................................................................................................................................ 9 Signature Programs............................................................................................................ 10-11 Girl Scout Daisy Programs and Events........................................................................12-13 Girl Scout Brownie Programs and Events………….......................................................14-17 Girl Scout Junior Programs and Events……………........................................................18-21 Girl Scout Cadette Programs and Events………........................................................ 22-27 GS Senior/Ambassador Programs and Events........................................................28-31 Travel............................................................................................................................................32 Fun Fest.......................................................................................................................................33 Highest Awards..................................................................................................................34-35 Girl Scout Multi-Level Programs and Event.............................................................36-53 Product Sales Program…………………………………….........................................................54-57 Girl Scout History.....................................................................................................................58 Program-in-a-Box....................................................................................................................59 Kids on the Block and Onsite Lending Library............................................................... 60 GSOFCT Patch Programs and Other Awards.................................................................61  Pen Pals/Letterboxing and More Program Resources...............................................62  Events and Series Alpha Index.................................................................................... 63-64  Events and Series Chronological Index....................................................................65-67  Council Map.............................................................................................................................. 69  Addresses-Service Centers and Outdoor Program Centers..................................70 Business Partners..............................................................................................................71-79 Journey Weekends at Laurel............................................................................................... 80

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Tips for Using This Book If you are interested in what activities are available during a particular month, jump to the Chronological Index on page 65. Scan through to see which activities are available to your specific grade level and go to the page listed for details. If you are looking for activities for a particular grade level, remember to check both the grade level section as well as the multi-level section. In these sections, activities are listed in alphabetical order. When you attend a grade-level specific event, all girls will be approximately the same age. Multi-level events are attended by a wider range of grade levels. For each activity there is a “register by” date. Remember to include this in your planning. Some events may fill before the “register by” date. You may register online, via fax, or mail. See How to Register on page 4. If you are looking for more information on resources particular to your grade level, you will find it at the beginning of the level section. Higher award information may be found on page 34 and 35. Scan the Table of Contents for other areas of interest such as Product Sales Program, Council’s Own patches and badges, Programs-in-a-Box, etc.

What Does This Mean?

At the end of every event, series, or trip description, you’ll see info in parentheses, such as (For: Troops, Families, Individuals, Individuals w/ Adult). We’ve added this to help identify who is welcome to attend these opportunities. Please remember that the majority of programming is intended for girls to learn and grow. Adults accompany solely for chaperoning and safety reasons. Register and bring only the appropriate grade level. Troop: A troop attends as a group of girls with chaperoning adults meeting ratio and safety activity checkpoints. When Troops attend this way, there are more spaces available for girls to participate. Family: This indicates that the event is geared for a wide range of ages – from Daisies to grandparents! Girls may attend with their immediate or extended family members. Often family friends are welcome to attend. All families must have responsible adults with them. Individuals: A girl may attend an event on her own, provided they bring a completed Health History Form. In general, these events are smaller and serve Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Individuals w/adult: A girl may attend with an adult chaperone.

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How To Register

Plan well in advance with the girls to choose the events they’d like to attend. Registration All events require registration. Events may fill up quickly before the deadline. Early registration helps to assure your place and allows the Program Facilitator adequate time to prepare for the number of participants. Event size is limited by the facility, type of event, and number of facilitators. For these reasons, once the maximum has been met, additional participants cannot be added. Registration for most events and series in this book open on September 2. Some may open earlier.

Confirmation Upon completing registration through gsofct.org, you will receive a confirmation that your registration has been received. This does not confirm placement in the event. Registered participants will receive a confirmation via email or mail within two weeks following receipt of your registration and payment. If you have not received a confirmation, call or email the Registration Department at (203) 239-2922 ext. 500 or registration@gsofct.org. Sometimes mail goes astray and we may not have received your registration.

Registration Methods Registration forms can be found at gsofct.org in the Resource and Form Library. You can mail, email, or fax the completed registration form along with payment or register online using a credit card. You may also visit the North Haven Service Center and submit the registration form with payment. Payment must be made at the time of registration. No registrations will be taken over the phone.

Cancellations By Troop or Individual: Email the Registration Department at registration@gsofct.org as soon as possible, and at least one week prior to the initial registration deadline. Include your name, event title, and event number. If received in this manner, program fees (minus any non-refundable deposits mentioned) will be returned. If you do not notify in this manner, no refunds will be made. Refunds will be issued in the manner of initial payment.

Registering for an Event Online Step 1: Go to gsofct.org Step 2: On the “Participate” tab, select “Program and Training Registration Area” Step 3: Click “Log on” Step 4: Enter your login name and password. You should receive this information after you registered to be a member of GSUSA. If you don’t know your login, you can request this information by going to the main page of the “Program and Training Registration area” and selecting the appropriate prompt in the “Log On” area. Step 5: Click “View and Register” Step 6: Enter the beginning and ending dates in the “Event Between Dates” area. Under “Event name Contains,” type in the name of the event or the event number then click “filter.” The system will search based on the criteria you entered. Step 7: Once you find the event of choice, follow the prompts to complete the registration process. Payment Options Checks & Money Orders: Make checks payable to GSOFCT, and send payment in full to the Registration Department, North Haven Service Center, 20 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473. Please use one check per event registration form. Copies of checks will not be accepted. Credit Card Payments: If paying by credit card, you may fax or mail the registration form providing credit card information in the space allotted at the bottom of the form. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. Include the full account number, expiration date, 3-digit code, name as it appears on the card, and authorization to charge the card.

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By GSOFCT: We do our best to not cancel an event. But, sometimes we need to cancel due to conditions beyond our control. If extreme weather occurs, a facilitator is ill, or an event does not fill to the minimum number of participants, we may cancel. We will contact you at the email/phone associated with your event registration. In cases of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on gsofct.org. In some cases you will be contacted with alternate date options. If you are unable to attend an alternate date, or if there is no alternate date, a refund will be issued. Refunds will be issued in the manner of initial payment. Tag-a-longs & Siblings Unless otherwise indicated in the event description and registration information, due to space and safety reasons, groups should not bring siblings or other non-Girl Scouts. Girls in grades K-12 are welcome to register as a member of Girl Scouts and attend events. Bring only those you registered for an event. Do not assume that “there will be room for one more person.” Girl Scout Safety & Ratios Prior to traveling as a troop, please visit gsofct.org and click on the “Volunteer” tab. Here you will find information on traveling as a troop as well as ratios. Girl-Adult ratios must be followed unless otherwise mentioned in the event description. Overall, these events are planned and geared for girls. Please do not bring additional adults as they may fill a space which could have been enjoyed by a girl. Financial Assistance Limited partial financial assistance may be available for council-sponsored events. The request for financial assistance is found in the Resource and Form Library on our website. Apply at least six weeks before the registration deadline.


Visit gsofct.org, click on the Membership tab, and select Resource and Form Library

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Program Services

All staff members can be reached at 1 (800) 922-2770 with the extensions below. Program Services Name

Title

Office Location

Phone-email

Janet Ridenour

Senior Director, Program Services

North Haven

ext. 3425, jridenour@gsofct.org

Julie Sweeney

Admin. Assistant to Sr. Dir.

North Haven

ext. 3313, jsweeney@gsofct.org

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Program Department program@gsofct.org Linda Kalish Jacque Simpson Gilson Hannah Granfield Ellyn Savard Nancy Bajek Sujey Alicea Melanie MacCaskie Erica Mitchell Jacqueline Vargas Virginia Wetzel Nancy Bussmann

gold@gsofct.org

silver@gsofct.org

bronze@gsofct.org

Director, Program North Haven Program Manager North Haven Signature Initiatives Director North Haven Program Initiatives Manager Bridgeport Program Initiatives Manager North Haven Program Initiatives Manager North Haven Program Specialist North Haven Program Specialist Hartford Program Specialist North Haven Program Specialist- part time Program Admin. Assistant North Haven

historical@gsofct.org

ext. 3327, lkalish@gsofct.org ext. 3336, jsimpson-gilson@gsofct.org ext. 3309, hgranfield@gsofct.org ext. 3018, esavard@gsofct.org ext. 3369, nbajek@gsofct.org ext. 3321, salicea@gsofct.org ext.3342, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org ext. 3229, emitchell@gsofct.org ext. 3345, jvargas@gsofct.org ext. 3723, vwetzel@gsofct.org ext. 3310, nbussmann@gsofct.org

Outdoor Program Department camp@gsofct.org Linda Bresky Patrick Connelly Melinda Gillette Julie Sweeney

Director, Outdoor Program Camp Manager Outdoor Program Specialist Admin. Assistant

North Haven North Haven Waterbury North Haven

ext. 3010, lbresky@gsofct.org ext. 3368, pconnelly@gsofct.org ext. 3514, mgillette@gsofct.org ext. 3313, jsweeney@gsofct.org

Product Sales Department productsales@gsofct.org Ann Nunn-Hacku Nancy Sherman Allison Mangles Susan Pratt Carolann Slayton Amarily Lebron

Director, Product Sales Product Sales Manager Product Sales Manager Product Sales Manager Product Sales Manager Product Sales Admin. Assistant

North Haven Hartford Waterbury Wilton North Haven North Haven

ext. 3333, anunn-hacku@gsofct.org ext. 3237, nsherman@gsofct.org ext. 3339, amangles@gsofct.org ext. 3816, spratt@gsofct.org ext. 3303, cslayton@gsofct.org ext. 3305, alebron@gsofct.org

Property Department property@gsofct.org Michele Velez Samantha Goodman

Director, Property Property Admin. Assistant

North Haven North Haven

ext. 3329, mvelez@gsofct.org ext. 3357, sgoodman@gsofct.org

Registration ext. 500 registration@gsofct.org Para información en Español por favor llame (800) 922-2770 ext. 3900 Local numbers are listed for those who reside in the local calling area. North Haven (203) 239-2922 • Waterbury (203) 757-1340 • Wilton (203) 762-5557 Bridgeport (203) 334-3145 • Hartford (860) 522-0163 • Lebanon (860) 423-5502

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Pathways of Participation When you become a member of Girl Scouts, you have a variety of ways to participate. These options or pathways include: Troop: The same group of girls come together and meet regularly for Girl Scout Program. Series: The same group of girls interested in a particular topic meet six to eight times. Event: Girls come together to attend a day or weekend event. While girls may attend several events, the same group of girls do not always attend each event. Camp: Girls participate in a day or resident camp with a focus on the outdoors and/or environmental education. Travel: Girls plan, prepare for, and participate in specific trips. Virtual: Girls participate in interactive, high quality programs in a safe, secure online environment. Nationally, the virtual pathway is under construction. Girls can choose to participate in one or more pathways. Each pathway is a real Girl Scout experience, providing the benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. In this Program Resource Guide, you’ll find information on council-sponsored events, trips, and series. Adult volunteers are critical to the success of these pathways. Locally, and at the council level, volunteers are needed in order to make these opportunities available to girls. Be a Program Volunteer There are many ways to support Girl Scout Programming. Some are ongoing commitments, while others are short term or one day commitments. Here are some examples: Gold Award Mentor, day-of event help, event planning, event preparation, campership committee, adventure facilitators, office help, graphic design, summer camp, etc. Contact program@gsofct.org to get started. Service to Girl Scouting Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are welcome to complete service hours by assisting at events. Seniors and Ambassadors may also assist Program Services staff in the Service Centers. This may also help girls complete community service hours for school or their place of worship. Contact the departments listed at the left for more information. We’ll make every attempt to find the appropriate placement.

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National Program Portfolio The National Program Portfolio provides girls with a varied Girl Scout experience that encompasses leadership, skill building, and other activities to help girls gain confidence and character. It is comprised of Leadership Journeys, The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, and badge sets created to compliment each journey series.

Leadership Journeys

Girl Scout Journeys are the foundation for leadership development at each program grade level in Girl Scouting. Just by following a Journey, girls will be engaging in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and practicing some Girl Scout traditions! The sample sessions in the adult guides are intended not as a set number of meetings, but to provide momentum and a road map for a whole adventure that has more impact than any one activity in the journeys. Girls are encouraged to customize their journeys based on their interests and resources.   There are three series of journeys, and in each series there is a journey book for each Girl Scout grade level. For each journey there is a set of five skill building badges that compliment the journey experience. The three series and the level journey titles include: It’s Your Story–Tell It! Daisy: Three Cheers For Animals Brownie: A World of Girls Junior: aMUSE Cadette: MEdia Senior: MISSION: SISTERHOOD! Ambassador: BLISS: Live It!, Give It!

It’s Your Planet–Love It! Daisy: Between Earth and Sky Brownie: WOW! Wonders of Water Junior: Get Moving Cadette: Breathe Senior: Sow What? Ambassador: Justice

It’s Your World–Change It! Daisy: Daisy Flower Garden Brownie: Brownie Quest Junior: Agent of Change Cadette: aMAZE Senior: Girltopia Ambassador: Your Voice, Your World

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting is available for each program level.  Combined with journeys and the skill building badge sets, this resource rounds out a girl’s experience, providing a multitude of opportunities to learn new skills and increase knowledge of Girl Scouts. This three-ring binder resource has three sections: • A Handbook section – full of traditions and Girl Scout history • A “My Girl Scouts” section – with a place to record what girls do as Girl Scouts • An Awards section- For Daisies this includes information on earning the Girl Scout Petals, and for every other level, information on their Legacy badges – topics that have always been, and still are, important to Girl Scouts. The seven Legacy badge topics include: Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Naturalist, and The Girl Scout Way. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting also offers: Financial Literacy badges (one per year), Cookie Business badges (one per year), Make My Own (one per year), Journey Summit Pin, and My Promise, My Faith. Additional awards such as VIT, Program Aide, Bronze, Silver, and Gold are included in appropriate grade level books. More information on the National Program Portfolio can be found at gsofct.org on the Participate tab. Questions about using the resources? Contact program@gsofct.org.

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Council Shops Council Shops are located in the following Service Centers Hartford Lebanon* North Haven Wilton *Satellite shop offers core products and limited additional merchandise.

For online shopping, shop hours, and specials, visit us at gsofct.org and click on the “Shop” tab. Remember… When you purchase items at a Girl Scouts of Connecticut Council Shop, the proceeds stay in Connecticut. Thank you for supporting your council!

Save your receipts

from all in-store purchases between October 1, 2014 and June 5, 2015.

For each $250 spent, receive a $5 credit on your next purchase. Shopping in North Haven? Plan a visit on a first Saturday of the month or third Thursday evening and visit the GSOFCT Historical Museum.

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GSOFCT Signature Programs STEM

GSOFCT is dedicated to increasing girls’ involvement with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). By working with partners like the Society of Women Engineers, museums, local colleges, and major employers, girls are exposed to female role models as well as the latest in robotics, green technology, and engineering. This allows girls to envision themselves in future STEM careers. Knowing that girls want to help others and improve the world, we strive to connect them to real life STEM applications. We are proud to continue our robotics and pre-robotics programs in collaboration with FIRST Robotics. Junior FIRST LEGO League serves girls ages 6-9. FIRST LEGO League serves girls ages 9-14. Interested teams should contact Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org for information. GSOFCT STEM Career Week occurs in April. Professionals facilitate several STEM discovery events.

Live Healthy, Lead Healthy

For girls, being healthy is more than just eating right and exercising. It is also feeling good about oneself, being supported by friends and family, and appearing “normal.” Through Live Healthy, Lead Healthy activities, girls will learn that the choices they make today will impact their future health. GSOFCT offers a wide array of Live Healthy, Lead Healthy opportunities, all designed to help girls learn about positive choices they can make. Girls may participate in patch programs such as Live Healthy, Lead Healthy and The Fitness Challenge. With their troop, family member, or as an individual, they may participate in events or series opportunities. LHLH supportive kits are available for use by troops and Service Units. Contact Hannah Granfield at hgranfield@gsofct.org for more information.

Girlz R.U.L.E.® (Respect, Understand, Lead, Empower)

Designed for girls in grades three through eight, this program helps girls learn the positive power of their words and how to show and share respect for each other. This interactive anti-bullying initiative is delivered by trained Girl Scout facilitators over an eight-week period. It can also be used as one module in an ongoing series of programs that deal with issues such as self-esteem, body image, and healthy behaviors. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator or have questions about Girlz R.U.L.E.®, please contact Hannah Granfield at hgranfield@gsofct.org or (203) 239-2922 ext. 3309.

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Leadership & Advocacy

To most girls, a leader is not just someone who has a certain set of skills and qualities; she is someone who pulls together a team, someone who sees the issue, and sets out to resolve it. She makes a difference in the world. The Girl Scout Program gives girls opportunities for leadership and encourages them to advocate for positive change. At GSOFCT, activities help girls hone leadership skills and introduce girls to females who are in leadership positions. Some of these include: It’s Up to You!, Journey Weekends, Girl Scout Day at the Capitol, and Get Inspired!

Outdoor Skills

There is a growing divide between children and the natural world that surrounds them. The outdoors has always been a part of the Girl Scout Program. Experiencing the outdoors and learning new skills in real-life situations build meaningful teams and confidence in girls. Today, as always, Girl Scouts are able to learn outdoor skills as well as connect to the natural world. Look for opportunities such as Letterboxing Hikes, Camp Chef Series, and the Earth Day Event.

Adventure

Girls will learn by doing in a fun and exciting format of ground games and initiatives, low and high ropes, and climbing opportunities. The program is facilitated by trained staff so that the girls learn how to problem solve, communicate, and become better team members. Skills learned will improve their social interactions and ability to share ideas; encourage them to think outside the box; create an understanding of how they are important in a group; and show how to handle and resolve conflicts. Girls become more confident by participating in activities that are personally challenging, build self esteem, and enhance leadership skills, all while having fun with their fellow Girl Scouts! Look inside for adventure activities such as Intro to Climbing, Extreme Climbing and Rappelling, and Adventure Days.

Cookies and QSP

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is not only an important, iconic part of the Girl Scout Experience, but it is also the largest girl-run business in the world! All Girl Scouts in Connecticut are invited to participate in both the Cookie Program and in the sale of nuts, candy, and magazines through the fall QSP Program. Participating in Product Sales programs introduces girls to important skills in goal setting, business ethics, decision making, money management, and people skills. Girls build upon these skills each year and can apply them in their future business and personal lives. A portion of the funds earned through the Cookie and QSP Programs helps fund troop treasuries so that girls have the resources to earn badges, explore new places, and provide service to their communities. Other funds are used by the council to provide trainings for adult volunteers, maintain camp properties, and provide additional programming for girls of all ages. Important information about Product Sales programs for girls, their families, and adult volunteers can be found online at gsofct.org. For more information about the Product Sales Programs, see page 54-57.

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Girl Scout Daisy Programs and Events Grades K-1 Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers council-sponsored programs and events for troops and girls. These events bring together girls from around the state to enjoy an opportunity that they might not be able to create on their own. Please note that each event has a registration deadline and some events may fill before this date. You may register for events online at gsofct.org or by form via fax or mail.

DAISY RESOURCES Daisy Leadership Journeys

It’s Your Story–Tell It! series: 3 Cheers for Animals As Daisies learn about animals and their needs, girls learn ways to care for themselves too. It’s Your Planet – Love It! series: Between Earth and Sky The Flower Friends take a cross-country road trip that invites Daisies to explore the country and invasive species. It’s Your World – Change It! series: Daisy Flower Garden As Daisies plant seeds and care for a garden, they explore the value of the Girl Scout Law. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting This three-ring binder contains information on traditions, ceremonies, how to earn petals and leaves, and other awards. Space is set aside to record thoughts and memories. GSOFCT Council’s Own patches may be found in this book or online at gsofct.org. All Journey and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books, as well as awards, may be purchased at the GSOFCT shops or online at gsofct.org.

Event Etiquette • Share this book and GSOFCT website with the girls. At every grade level, girls should be part of planning their Girl Scout Experience. • All registration questions should be directed to the Registration Department at 1 (800) 922-2770 ext. 500 or registration@gsofct.org. • If unsure what (For: Troop, Family, etc.) means in a description, see page 3, Tips for Using this Book. • Contact the program facilitator only with questions specific to the program such as attire or making arrangements for special needs. Many event facilitators are volunteers. • Plan ahead and register on time – this is the only way for facilitators to plan and prepare for the group. Be aware that some events may fill before the register by date. • Only bring those you registered for the event. • Be prepared! Check your confirmation for site address. Note that some GPS may not work in all areas. Refer to a map and bring directions with you. • Directions are posted on the Participate tab of gsofct.org. • Arrive on time. Remember to allow time for walking from the parking lot to the event site. Please respect and help the program facilitator as needed. Adults should take side conversations away from the activities. • Remind the girls that a “thank you” is always appreciated. Looking for More? Find more events for Daisies in the multi-level section, starting on page 36.

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To register, see page 4


Animal Adventure Animals need care and so do we. Let’s become animals for the day! Eat like them, play like them, and build an animal habitat. Supports the 3 Cheers for Animals! Leadership Journey. Award provided. Girls complete as a troop or on their own. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Laurel, Tuesday, Lebanon 11/4/2014 Murray, East Haven

Register by Event # Min/Max 10/20/2014 PG15045 15/30

Wednesday, 10/20/2014 PG15047 15/40 11/5/2014

Pattagansett, Thursday, 10/20/2014 PG15048 15/40 East Haven 11/6/2014 Merrie-Wood, Friday, Manchester 11/7/2014

10/20/2014 PG15046 15/20

Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m. Fee: $15.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org

Daisy’s Ways Join other Daisies for games, songs, a craft, and other Girl Scout Traditions. Leave with a Flat Juliette patch and ideas for more things to do with Flat Juliette. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Lebanon Service Center, Lebanon

When Register by Event Tuesday, 12/23/2014 PG15062 1/6/2015

North Haven Service Center, North Haven

Wednesday, 12/23/2014 1/7/2015

Waterbury Service Center, Waterbury

Thursday, 12/23/2014 PG15064 1/8/2015

Hartford Service Center, Hartford

Friday, 1/9/2015

PG15063

12/23/2014 PG15061

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fee: $15.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

Animal Expedition

We are asking all Daisies to join us for an exciting day of activities to get you pumped up for the Red Robin Project! Activities will support Sessions 5-8 in the 3 Cheers for Animals! Leadership Journey. Award included. Girls complete as a troop or on their own. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Pattagansett, Tuesday, 9/26/2014 PG15051 5:30East Lyme 10/7/2014 7:30 p.m. Merrie-Wood, Thursday, 9/26/2014 PG15050 5:30Manchester 10/9/2014 7:30 p.m. Candlewood, Saturday, 9/26/2014 PG15049 11:00 a.m.New Fairfield 10/11/2014 12:30 p.m. Rocky Craig, Stamford

Girl Scout Traditions

Learn about Girl Scout traditions with hands-on activities such as The Law, The Promise, SWAPS, and songs. Vintage Girl Scout patch provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Saturday, 11/5/2014 11/22/2014

Event # PG15188

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Sujey Alicea, salicea@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Saturday, 10/3/2014 PG15052 11:00 a.m.10/18/2014 12:30 p.m.

Fee: $15.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org Min./Max.: Pattagansett & Candlewood 20/40 Merrie-Wood & Rocky Craig 15/25

Zoo in the Sky

First, head to the planetarium to see all the animal constellations in our skies. After that, learn about stars in our classroom and create your own constellation that can be turned into a slide to be projected onto the ceiling, making your very own planetarium! (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Discovery Museum, Saturday, Bridgeport 4/25/2015

Register by 4/10/2015

Event # PG15040

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: $16.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/60

To register, see page 4

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Girl Scout Brownie Programs and Events Grades 2-3 Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers council-sponsored programs and events for troops and girls. These events bring together girls from around the state to enjoy an opportunity that they might not be able to create on their own. Please note that each event has a registration deadline and some events may fill before this date. You may register for events online at gsofct.org or by form via fax or mail.

BROWNIE RESOURCES Leadership Journeys

It’s Your Story – Tell It! series: A World of Girls Brownies discover ways that they can create positive change in the world. It’s Your Planet – Love It! series: Wow! Wonders of Water Brownies explore the wonders of water and ways of working as a team. It’s Your World – Change It! series: Brownie Quest Brownies search for three keys which help them learn leadership skills and take action in their world. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting This three-ring binder contains information on traditions, ceremonies, how to earn badges and other awards, such as the Journey Summit Award. Space is set aside for girls to record their thoughts and memories. GSOFCT Council’s Own patches may be found in this book or online at gsofct.org. All Journey and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books, as well as awards may be purchased at the GSOFCT shops or online at gsofct.org.

Event Etiquette • Share this book and GSOFCT website with the girls. At every grade level, girls should be part of planning their Girl Scout Experience. • All registration questions should be directed to the Registration Department at 1 (800) 922-2770 ext. 500 or registration@gsofct.org. • If unsure what (For: Troop, Family, etc.) means in a description, see page 3, Tips for Using this Book. • Contact the program facilitator only with questions specific to the program such as attire or making arrangements for special needs. Many event facilitators are volunteers. • Plan ahead and register on time – this is the only way for facilitators to plan and prepare for the group. Be aware that some events may fill before the register by date. • Only bring those you registered for the event. • Be prepared! Check your confirmation for site address. Note that some GPS may not work in all areas. Refer to a map and bring directions with you. • Directions are posted on the Participate tab of gsofct.org. • Arrive on time. Remember to allow time for walking from the parking lot to the event site. Please respect and help the program facilitator as needed. Adults should take side conversations away from the activities. • Remind the girls that a “thank you” is always appreciated. Looking for More? Find more events for Brownies in the multi-level section, starting on page 36.

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To register, see page 4


A Bug’s Life Explore the world of these tiny creatures while doing bug crafts and learning cool bug facts. Program supports the Bugs badge in the Brownie Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Girls complete as a troop or on their own. Each girl must bring a cardboard shoe box to this event. Badge provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Candlewood, Saturday, 9/26/2014 PG15041 2:00New Fairfield 10/11/14 4:00 p.m. Pattagansett, Tuesday, 9/26/2014 PG15043 5:00East Lyme 10/14/2014 7:30 p.m. Merrie-Wood, Thursday, 9/26/2014 PG15042 5:00Manchester 10/16/14 7:30 p.m. Rocky Craig, Stamford

Saturday, 10/3/2014 PG15044 2:0010/18/14 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $15.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org Min./Max.: Candlewood 20/45 Pattagansett 20/45 Merrie-Wood 15/25 Rocky Craig 20/45

Brownie Senses

Explore the world of your senses such as seeing, hearing, and touching through a variety of activities. Complete some steps towards the Senses badge (provided). Girls may complete badge on their own or with troop. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Time Sunday, 2/25/2015 PG 15059 2:003/1/2015 4:00 p.m.

Hartford Tuesday, 2/25/2015 PG15057 5:00Service Center, 3/3/2015 7:30 p.m. Hartford North Haven Wednesday, 2/25/2015 PG15058 5:00Service Center, 3/4/2015 7:30 p.m. North Haven

Brownie Girl Scout Way

Please join us for a night of crafts, fun, and Girl Scout traditions. Activities will link to the Brownie Girl Scout Way badge. Leave with ideas and resources to complete the badge. Badge provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Lebanon Tuesday, 1/5/2015 PG15054 5:00Service Center, 1/13/2015 7:30 p.m. Lebanon

Waterbury Thursday, 2/25/2015 PG15060 5:00Service Center, 3/5/2015 7:30 p.m. Waterbury Fee: $12.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org Min./Max.: Pattagansett 20/40 Hartford 20/25 North Haven 20/25 Waterbury 15/20

North Haven Wednesday, 1/5/2015 PG15055 5:00 Service Center, 1/14/2015 7:30 p.m. North Haven Waterbury Thursday, 1/5/2015 PG15056 5:00Service Center, 1/15/2015 7:30 p.m. Waterbury Hartford Friday, 1/5/2015 PG15053 5:00Service Center, 1/16/2015 7:30 p.m. Hartford Fee: $12.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/30

To register, see page 4

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Drawing Ourselves

Get creative and show the real you. Using different types of materials, shapes, and colors, we will complete unique portraits of how we see ourselves, followed by more activities that promote self-esteem and body confidence. Supports Free Being Me program. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Lebanon Service Center, Lebanon

When Register by Event # Tuesday, 11/20/2014 PG15066 12/2/2014

North Haven Service Center, North Haven

Wednesday, 12/3/2014

11/20/2014

PG15067

Galactic Girls

Waterbury Thursday, 11/20/2014 PG15068 Service Center, 12/4/2014 Waterbury Hartford Friday, 11/20/2014 PG15065 Service Center, 12/5/14 Hartford Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Brownies rule in this out-of-this-world party! Spend the morning at the Discovery Museum under the starry sky of our planetarium learning about the sky, Sun, moon, planets, and stars. Make takehome crafts that teach Brownies their special place in space. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Discovery Museum, Saturday, Bridgeport 11/8/2014

Register by 10/24/2014

Event # PG15021

Discovery Museum, Saturday, Bridgeport 3/14/2015

2/27/2015

PG15022

Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Fee: $16.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/90

Getting Your Hands Dirty Engineering for Brownies

Discover how engineering is a part of the world around you! Learn about designing, building, and inventing in this hands-on workshop sponsored by Society of Women Engineers (SWE), New England Shoreline Section. Working with older Girl Scouts, build an air powered car, design a glider, build a geodesic dome, and design a structure to support a book. Fee includes patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Pattagansett, Saturday, East Lyme 3/28/2015

Register by 3/13/2015

Event # PG15015

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, Kim@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/40

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Girls who studied with Miss Florence practiced the art of painting delicate china, which you can see in the museum today. On this visit, you’ll get your hands a little bit messier! Work on some steps towards your Potter badge and take home your own clay pot, ceramic tile, and the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Florence Griswold Saturday, Museum, 3/28/2015 Old Lyme

Register by 3/13/2015

Event # PG15135

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $15.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

To register, see page 4


Girl Scout Traditions

Learn about Girl Scout traditions with hands-on activities such as The Law, The Promise, SWAPS, and songs. Complete some steps towards the Brownie Girl Scout Way badge (provided). Girls may complete the badge on their own or with their troop. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Saturday, 12/15/2014 PG15189 1/31/2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Fee: $10.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Sujey Alicea, salicea@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Science Time Overnight

Become a Home Scientist overnight. You can make raisins dance and create that awesome stuff that comes out of a dinosaur’s nose when he sneezes! We’ll complete some activities toward the Home Scientist badge. Badge is included. Girls complete badge with troop or on their own. Arrive after dinner and stay overnight in Pattagansett’s Program Center. Please bring overnight essentials such as sheets, sleeping bag or blanket, and personal items. A light snack and continental breakfast provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult)

Once Upon a Palette

The perfect place to paint? At Miss Florence’s beautiful home, center of the Old Lyme Art Colony at the turn of the century. Explore painting techniques inside and out, and complete some steps towards the Painter badge. Girls will take home the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where When Florence Griswold Saturday, Museum, 5/9/2015 Old Lyme

Register by 4/24/2015

Event # PG15141

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $15.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

To register, see page 4

Where When Time Register by Event # An-Se-Ox, Friday, 6:30 p.m. 3/4/2015 PG15070 Oxford 3/20/2015- Saturday 9:30 a.m. 3/21/2015 Pattagansett, East Lyme

Saturday, 6:30 p.m. 3/4/2015 3/21/2015Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 3/22/2015

PG15071

Fee: $25.00 girls $10.00 adults Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/40

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Girl Scout Junior Programs & Events Grades 4-5 Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers council-sponsored programs and events for troops and girls. These events bring together girls from around the state to enjoy an opportunity that they might not be able to create on their own. Please note that each event has a registration deadline and some events may fill before this date. You may register for events online at gsofct.org or by form via fax or mail. JUNIOR RESOURCES Leadership Journeys It’s Your Story – Tell It! series: aMUSE Juniors seek out and learn from positive role models in their lives. It’s Your Planet – Love It! series: Get Moving! Girls learn about energy inside them, around them, and ways to use energy wisely. It’s Your World – Change It! series: Agent of Change Juniors discover what makes them unique while learning about women in history. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting This three-ring binder contains information on traditions, ceremonies, how to earn badges and other awards, such as the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Space is set aside for girls to record their thoughts and memories. GSOFCT Council’s Own patches may be found in this book or online at gsofct.org. All Journey and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books, as well as awards may be purchased at the GSOFCT shops or online at gsofct.org. Event Etiquette • Share this book and GSOFCT website with the girls. At every grade level girls should be part of planning their Girl Scout Experience. • All registration questions should be directed to the Registration Department at 1 (800) 922-2770 ext.500 or registration@gsofct.org. • If unsure what (For: Troop, Family, etc.) means in a description, see page 3, Tips for Using this Book. • Contact the program facilitator only with questions specific to the program such as attire or making arrangements for special needs. Many event facilitators are volunteers. • Plan ahead and register on time – this is the only way for facilitators to plan and prepare for the group. Be aware that some events may fill before the register by date. • Only bring those you registered for the event. • Be prepared! Check your confirmation for site address. Note that some GPS may not work in all areas. Refer to a map and bring directions with you. • Directions are posted on the Participate tab of gsofct.org. • Arrive on time. Remember to allow time for walking from the parking lot to the event site. Please respect and help the program facilitator as needed. Adults should take side conversations away from the activities. • Remind the girls that a “thank you” is always appreciated. Looking for More? Find more events for Juniors in the multi-level section, starting on page 36. Interested in the Girl Scout Bronze Award? See “Highest Awards,” page 34.

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A Day in the Life

Step back in time with us at the Glebe House Museum. Play games, have a snack, and try your hand at activities girls like you would have done in another era. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Glebe House Saturday, 9/26/2014 PG15113 10:00 a.m.- Museum, 10/11/2014 noon Woodbury Glebe House Saturday, 9/26/2014 PG15114 1:00 p.m.- Museum, 10/11/2014 3:00 p.m. Woodbury Fee: $12.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/20

Design and Discover Learn about DESIGN by finding solutions to engineering challenges in this hands-on workshop led by members of the Society of Women Engineers and Cadets from the US Coast Guard Academy. DISCOVER how to build strong towers, DESIGN your own rolling toy, and DISCOVER Rube Goldberg and his unique machines. DESIGN a bungee jump for an egg and DISCOVER how flashlights work. Do you see engineering in your future? Come find out! Fee includes patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Connecticut Saturday, 11/7/2014 PG15002 College, 11/22/2014 New London 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Time: $5.00 girls $2.00 adults Fee: Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, Kim@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 30/100

aMUSE Overnight

Take a step into the aMUSE Journey! Through a variety of activities, explore gender stereotypes, impact of media, and the variety of role models who surround us. Leave with ideas and tips to complete your aMUSE Journey and Take Action Project. Journey book, dinner, and breakfast included. Bring bag lunch. (For Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Candlewood, New Fairfield

When Register by Event # Time Saturday, 11/21/2014 PG15090 10:00 a.m. 12/6/2014Sunday, 11:30 a.m. 12/7/2014

Fee: $40.00 girls $30.00 adults Program Contact: Linda Kalish, lkalish@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/70

Drawn to It Start sketching your way towards your Drawing badge at the Florence Griswold Museum, where artists lived and worked together at the turn of the century. Girls will take home the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

When Register by Event # Saturday, 4/3/2015 PG15119 4/18/2015

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $14.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

Bling It Out

Bring your creativity and make a variety of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings using different techniques and materials. Learn about jewelry from around the world and explore birthstones. Complete some steps toward the Jeweler badge (provided). (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Saturday, 1/19/2015 2/7/2015

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fee: $20.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Audrey Venanzio, gsuncoakmont09@sbcglobal.net Min./Max.: 25/35

To register, see page 4

Event # PG15116

Earth Hour Program

Earth Hour is a worldwide celebration of the earth and most people celebrate it by conserving energy. We will go one step further and not only have lights out (we’ll huddle around a campfire), but we’ll learn about how light pollution affects our planet, our health, the night sky, and the animal kingdom. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Saturday, 3/13/2015 3/28/2015

Event # PG15006

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Fee: $4.00 girls $4.00 adults Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/40 Program Resource Guide

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Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Andromeda

Saturn, Uranus, Neptune - View the Andromeda Galaxy, a Double Cluster, a Globular Cluster, and Albireo. Learn what types of galactic structures there are. We might get a chance to see the tail end of the Orionid meteor shower. Bring ground cloths to lay on. In case of bad weather, we’ll learn about “Mars, an Oceanic Planet” and make planispheres. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Friday, 10/15/2014 PG15007 Lebanon 10/24/2014 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/40

Florence Griswold’s Remarkable HERstory

Born on Christmas Day in 1850, Miss Florence made history when she opened the family home to the artists of the Lyme Art Colony. Through her actions, this remarkable woman helped shape an important chapter in American Art History. This visit includes an interactive tour of Miss Florence’s house as it looked during the boarding house years and a hands-on painting project based on the painted doors and panels that made the house famous. Girls will take home the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

When Friday, 3/20/2015

Register by Event # 3/6/2015 PG15125

Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Fee: $14.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

Free Being Me Overnight

It’s Your Story - Tell It! Through a series of fun activities release your creativity and imagination, express yourself, and focus on being you! Activities will focus on self esteem and advocacy. (For: Individuals) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 11/24/2014 PG15069 6:30 p.m. 12/12/2014Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 12/13/2014

Fee: $25.00 girls Program Contact: Erica Mitchell, emitchell@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/50

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Frosty Festivities Overnight

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Spend the night at Camp Pattagansett and try some traditions from around the world and throughout time. Snacks, games, stories, and crafts are a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your sister Girl Scouts. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 11/24/2014 PG15126 6:00 p.m. 12/5/2014Saturday, 10:00 a.m. 12/6/2014

Fee: $25.00 girls $12.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/60

Fun with Flowers

Spring is in full bloom! Begin earning the Flowers badge and discover how these pretty plants grow. You’ll find there’s room for flowers in your garden, your house, your crafts, and even in your lunch! Badge included; girls complete steps to earning it on their own. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Pattagansett, Tuesday, 3/17/2015 PG15130 5:00 p.m.East Lyme 3/31/2015 7:30 p.m. An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Thursday, 3/17/2015 PG15127 4/2/2015

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Aspetuck, Weston

Saturday, 3/17/2015 PG15128 4/4/2015

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Aspetuck, Weston

Saturday, 3/17/2015 PG15129 4/4/2015

1:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.

Fee: $12.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 35/45

Future POTUS Do you think you’re meant to be addressed as Madam President one day? Even if you don’t have dreams of the White House, join us for fun games and team-building challenges that will prepare you to take action — whether here in your Girl Scout troop or in the Oval Office. This program links to the Inside Government badge and the Agent of Change Journey. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Aspetuck, Tuesday, 2/10/2015 PG15132 Weston 2/24/2015 Pattagansett, Wednesday, 2/10/2015 East Lyme 2/25/2015

PG15134

Hartford Service Thursday, Center, Hartford 3/5/2015

PG15133

2/17/2015

An-Se-Ox, Friday, 2/17/2015 PG15131 Oxford 3/6/2015 Time: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 25/35

To register, see page 4


Kitchen Kemistry

Create cool chemistry using your average kitchen ingredients. Girls will learn about the changes in matter and learn how to make edible glop and other amazing creations using food and chemistry together. You never knew science could be so much fun! (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Pattagansett, Saturday, 1/5/2015 PG15077 9:30 a.m.East Lyme 1/17/2015 noon Pattagansett, Saturday, 1/5/2015 PG15078 1:00 p.m.East Lyme 1/17/2015 3:30 p.m. An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Saturday, 1/24/2015 PG15075 9:30 a.m.2/7/2015 noon

An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Saturday, 1/24/2015 PG15076 1:00 p.m.2/7/2015 3:30 p.m.

Super Sleuths Overnight

Perfect your sleuthing skills at this overnight for Juniors. You’ll try out some methods detectives use, hone your observation skills, and maybe solve a mystery of your own! Girls will complete some steps towards the Detective badge. Badge included; girls complete steps to earning it on their own. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where Candlewood, New Fairfield

When Register by Event # Time Saturday, 10/22/2014 PG15147 5:00 p.m. 11/1/2014Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 11/2/2014

$25.00 girls $10.00 adults Fee: Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/60

Fee: $12.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Jacque Simpson Gilson, jsimpson-gilson@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 25/30

SWE: Be That Engineer Event

Learn to think like an engineer when you make a hovercraft, a marshmallow blaster, a robo-wheel, and more. Fee includes snack and patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Northeast Utilities, Berlin

When Sunday, 4/12/2015

Register by Event # 3/30/2015 PG15038

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 24/36

Quinnetukut Connections

Did you know that the name of our state comes from the Algonquian Quinnetukut, which means “place of the long river?” Go past the story of the first Thanksgiving, and discover the culture of Native Americans from Connecticut. Play games, do a craft, and eat a snack! (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Pattagansett, Tuesday, 9/30/2014 PG15145 East Lyme 10/14/2014 Aspetuck, Thursday, 9/30/2014 PG15142 Weston 10/16/2014 Merrie-Wood, Tuesday, 10/20/2014 PG15144 Manchester 11/4/2014 Candlewood, Thursday, 10/20/2014 PG15143 New Fairfield 11/6/2014 Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m. Fee: $12.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/45

To register, see page 4

Women Artists Then & Now

A girl can choose to become an artist today, but this was not always the case. This girl-empowering visit includes an interactive tour of art by three women artists from three different centuries. Girls will discuss the art and history of a painter, a sculptor, and a glass artist before trying their hand at a related creative project. Girls will take home the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

When Saturday, 1/17/2015

Register by Event # 1/7/2015 PG15154

Fee: $14.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25 Program Resource Guide

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Girl Scout Cadette Programs & Events Grades 6-8 Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers council-sponsored programs and events for troops and girls. These events bring together girls from around the state to enjoy an opportunity that they might not be able to create on their own. Please note that each event has a registration deadline and some events may fill before this date. You may register for events online at gsofct.org or by form via fax or mail.

CADETTE RESOURCES Leadership Journeys It’s Your Story – Tell It! series: MEdia Cadettes look for the ME in media and learn how they can shape media – for themselves, their community, and the world. It’s Your Planet – Love It! series: Breathe! Girls explore properties of air as well as measuring air quality and ways to improve it. It’s Your World – Change It! series: aMAZE Girls learn to navigate paths to peaceful relationships, both locally and globally. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting This three-ring binder contains information on traditions, ceremonies, how to earn badges and other awards, such as L.I.A. and the Girl Scout Silver Award. Space is set aside for girls to record their thoughts and memories. GSOFCT Council’s Own patches may be found in this book or online at gsofct.org. All Journey and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books, as well as awards may be purchased at the GSOFCT shops or online at gsofct.org.

Event Etiquette • Share this book and GSOFCT website with the girls. At every grade level girls should be part of planning their Girl Scout Experience. • All registration questions should be directed to the Registration Department at 1 (800) 922-2770 ext.500 or registration@gsofct.org. • If unsure what (For: Troop, Family, etc.) means in a description, see page 3, Tips for Using this Book. • Contact the program facilitator only with questions specific to the program such as attire or making arrangements for special needs. Many event facilitators are volunteers. • Plan ahead and register on time – this is the only way for facilitators to plan and prepare for the group. Be aware that some events may fill before the register by date. • Only bring those you registered for the event. • Be prepared! Check your confirmation for site address. Note that some GPS may not work in all areas. Refer to a map and bring directions with you. • Directions are posted on the Participate tab of gsofct.org. • Arrive on time. Remember to allow time for walking from the parking lot to the event site. Please respect and help the program facilitator as needed. Adults should take side conversations away from the activities. • Remind the girls that a “thank you” is always appreciated. Looking for More? Find more events for Cadettes in the multi-level section, starting on page 36. Interested in the Girl Scout Silver Award? See “Highest Awards”, page 34.

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Allez Cuisine! Overnight

Tempt your taste buds with food you’ll make yourself. Join us at Camp An-Se-Ox to cook dishes from around America and around the world, and take home some new recipes to make for friends and family. (For: Troops, Individuals) Where When Register by Event # Time An-Se-Ox, Saturday, 2/25/2015 PG15115 5:00 p.m.Oxford 3/14/2015 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 3/15/2015 Fee: $30.00 girls $12.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/35

aMaze Weekend

Join other Cadettes in the maze of friendship and discover how to create peace together. Pre and post work is required to complete the Interact, Diplomat, and Peacemaker Awards. Girls will leave the weekend having completed the Journey up to the Take Action Project. Adults participate in their own concurrent programming on mentoring Cadettes. Participants must attend the entire weekend; they may not arrive late or leave early as this disrupts the program for others. Journey book and meals included. Awards mailed after completion of Take Action Project. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult)

Boston Museum of Science Sleepover

Spend the night at the museum! During your overnight there will be science workshops, hands-on activities, live animals, a latenight 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 is included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Boston Museum, of Science, Boston, MA

When Register by Event # Time Saturday, 3/9/2015 PG15158 5:00 p.m.3/28/2015Sunday, 11:00 a.m. 3/29/2015

Fee: $55.00 girls $55.00 adults Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 100/150

Where When Register by Event # Time Laurel, Friday, 9/26/2014 PG15000 6:30 p.m.Lebanon 10/17/2014 Sunday, noon 10/19/2014 Fee: $60.00 girls $60.00 adults Program Contact: Linda Kalish, lkalish@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 40/150

Breaking the Image Myth

Biomedical Engineering: Getting Hip to Your Kneeds

This highly interactive discussion will include hands-on demos, animated videos, actual product samples, and team-oriented activities. Optional: bring your lunch and explore camp until 1:30 p.m. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # An-Se-Ox, Saturday, 3/30/2015 PG15001 Oxford 4/18/2015 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 2/30

To register, see page 4

Through media, society promotes a narrow and unrealistic definition of beauty. Through a variety of activities, girls reflect on the world around them and the influence it has on the way they think about themselves and other people. Help break the “Image Myth!” while having fun with other Cadettes. Free Being Me! patch included. Bring a ready to eat bag dinner. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Pattagansett, Saturday, 10/24/2014 PG15092 5:00East Lyme 11/8/2014 8:00 p.m. Candlewood, Saturday, 10/31/2014 PG15091 5:00New Fairfield 11/15/2014 8:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Linda Kalish, program@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/100

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Breathe Weekend

Work together toward your Aware, Alert, and Affirm Awards to learn how to improve the world’s air quality while supporting and nourishing your own ability as a leader. Some pre and post work is required to complete awards. Adults participate in concurrent programming on mentoring Cadettes. Please note: Participants must attend the entire weekend; they may not arrive late or leave early as this disrupts the program for others. Journey book and meals included. Award mailed upon completion of Take Action Project. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Laurel, Friday, 5/18/2015 PG15093 6:30 p.m.Lebanon 6/19/2015 Sunday, noon 6/21/2015 Fee: $60.00 girls $60.00 adults Program Contact: Linda Kalish, lkalish@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 80/200

Celebrate the Seasons Overnight

Come enjoy the warmth of the fire, sip hot cocoa, and make seasonal crafts and chocolate goodies. Enjoy all of this in the comfort of An-Se-Ox’s winterized lodge! Bring a bag dinner and we supply breakfast and lunch. In the morning, take a self-led hike to collect Items for your final seasonal crafts. A great event to help you relax before the season’s crunch. This program fills quickly and has limited spaces. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time An-Se-Ox, Friday, 11/12/2014 PO15061 6:00 p.m.Oxford 12/5/14 Saturday, 3:00 p.m. 12/6/2014 Fee: $25.00 girls $12.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 24/40

Brrring on Winter! Overnight

What’s your favorite winter tradition? Spend the night at Camp Pattagansett and try some traditions from around the world and throughout time. Snacks, games, stories, and crafts are a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your sister Girl Scouts. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/Adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Time Saturday, 11/24/2014 PG15118 6:00 p.m.12/13/2014Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 12/14/2014

Fee: $25.00 girls $12.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/60

Discovery Challenger Mission

Discover the museum’s new state-of-the-art Challenger Learning Center. The year is 2054. The mission is to establish a permanent base on the moon. Astronauts on board the spacecraft and scientists in Mission Control must work together to repair a probe, analyze lunar samples, and select a site for the moon base, all while communicating effectively and protecting the health and safety of the crew. We challenge you to take this exciting journey with us! (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Discovery Museum, Friday, Bridgeport 5/1/2015

Register by 4/17/2015

Event # PG15005

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fee: $23.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 18/36

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Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Deep Sky

Venus, Jupiter, Saturn - Let’s observe some deep space objects. If you are working on the Galactic Explorers Patch, bring your observation plan to be signed off. In case of bad weather we will view “Mars, It’s Dead Jim, But Was it Ever Alive?” and discuss the latest finding of the Mars rover, Curiosity. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Friday, 5/1/2015 PG15010 Lebanon 5/15/2015 Time: 8:00 - 10:30 p.m. Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/30

Engineers to the Rescue

At night, get to know girls from around the state as you complete design challenges. After breakfast it’s Engineers to the Rescue! The scenario: your group is camping at Yellowstone and there is an earthquake. Survival skills meet science as you design water filters, wind powered cranks, and a safe shelter. Work with members of the Society of Women Engineers to solve the problems you face. Activities will take place in the comforts of the lodge. Fee includes patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time M/M Pattagansett, Friday, 1/9/2015 PG15018 7:00 p.m.- 15/40 East Lyme 1/23/2015 Saturday, 3:30 p.m. 1/24/2015 An-Se-Ox, Friday, 4/10/2015 PG15017 7:00 p.m.- 15/30 Oxford 4/24/2015 Saturday, 3:30 p.m. 4/25/2015 Fee: $24.00 girls $16.00 adults Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, Kim@mcleanresearch.com

Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club - Mars

Discover Mars in the presentation “Mars, an Oceanic Planet” and make planispheres. If the weather is good we’ll view Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus, and some deep sky objects in Orion. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Friday, 2/6/2015 PG15012 Lebanon 2/20/2015 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/30

Engineering is SWEet

Join the young women engineering students at Fairfield University for a day packed with engineering challenges. What fruit can shine the brightest? How far will your balloon travel? Design a tower of index cards that will support your weight and other fun engineering activities! Pizza lunch provided or bring your own. (For: Individuals w/adult) Where When Fairfield University, Saturday, Fairfield 11/1/2014

Register by 10/17/2014

Finding Common Ground

Internationally, in the classroom, or with your little brother, the ability to mediate conflict goes a long way. Play fun team-building games to practice and find new ways to make decisions. Links to the Finding Common Ground badge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where Aspetuck, Weston

When Register by Event # Time Tuesday, 2/3/2015 PG15121 5:00 p.m.2/17/2015 7:30 p.m.

An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Thursday, 2/3/2015 PG15120 5:00 p.m.2/19/2015 7:30 p.m.

CT Forest & Park Assoc. Middlefield

Friday, 2/3/2015 PG15122 4:30 p.m.2/20/2015 7:00 p.m.

Hartford Saturday, 2/3/2015 PG15123 1:30 p.m.Service Center, 2/21/2015 3:30 p.m. Hartford Fee: $10.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 25/35

Event # PG15016

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/40

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Girl Power Workshop Women in the Workplace

Silver Award Webinar

Join the fun and fabulous executive women leaders from the International Women’s Forum of Connecticut for a special halfday of leadership development and career exploration sessions specifically tailored for girls. Participants will enjoy discovering their interests, understanding different career options, and learning important skills that will help them in their future academic and career endeavors. Engaging activities, exercises, and equipping sessions will include public speaking, innovation, entrepreneurship, and growing in confidence/personal empowerment. Fee includes lunch and patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where TBD, Fairfield County

When Register by Event # Tuesday, 3/30/2015 PG15026 4/14/2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 10/30

This webinar will help teach you everything you need to know about earning the Silver Award. Participants may submit questions during the webinar. The Silver Award Webinar is for both girls and adults. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/ adult)

When Register by Event #

Time

Thursday, 10/23/2014 10/20/2014 PG15170 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, 10/23/2014 10/20/2014 PG15171 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Monday, 11/10/2014 11/5/2014

PG15172 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 12/11/2014 12/4/2014

PG15173 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, 12/11/2014 12/4/2014

PG15174 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 1/15/2015 1/12/2015

PG15175 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, 2/13/2015

PG15176 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

2/9/2015

Saturday, 3/14/2015 3/10/2015

PG15177 11:00 a.m. - noon

Thursday, 4/9/2015 4/2/2015

PG15178 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, 4/9/2015 4/2/2015

PG15179 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, 5/4/2015

PG15180 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

4/27/2015

Fee: Free, but you must register Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 5/99

Rip, Tear, Fold, and Glue

Reading might be an activity you can do sitting down, but creating the book takes a lot of energy! Give life to an old book, explore book arts, and take home your own memento journal. Complete some steps towards the Book Artist badge. Girls will take home the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

When Saturday, 2/21/2015

Register by 2/6/2015

Event # PG15146

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $15.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

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Travelers: It All Adds Up

You do math everyday, from adding up your lunch money and figuring out how much time until the bell rings, to calculating the 20% savings on a new pair of jeans. Play Wheel of Misfortune, and understand how insurance works to protect us. Thanks to the Women in Actuarial and Analytics, parking fees are generously covered. Fee includes lunch and patch. (For: Troops, Indivuals w/ adult) Where When Register by Travelers Insurance, Wednesday, 3/30/2015 Hartford 4/15/2015

Event # PG15039

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 10/25

WOW! For Cadettes

This workshop will help you develop skills that you can use to earn your Leadership In Action Award for the It’s Your Planet - Love It! Journey. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Katoya, Milford

When Register by Event # TBD TBD PO15042 Winter

Merrie-Wood, TBD TBD PO15043 Manchester Winter Rocky Craig, Stamford

TBD TBD PO15044 Winter

Fee: $10.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 12/30

Winter Wonderlands Camping

Adventure games inside and out for Girl Scout Troops. Have fun in the snow and on the trails! Make caramel corn and hot cocoa. Explore the winter night sky. We’ll sleep in the heated lodge. You’ll help to cook a hearty Saturday brunch. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/adult) Where Timber Trails, Tolland, MA

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 12/12/2014 PO15069 6:00 p.m.1/23/2015Saturday, 3:00 p.m. 1/24/2015

Fee: $20.00 girls $15.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/50

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Chorus The GSOFCT Girls Chorus gets together during the year for practice to learn new songs or rhythmic instruments and for social events and performances. While some activities are optional, prior to a performance, there usually is a required session. Cadettes and older who are interested in learning to lead the chorus in song or accompany on a rhythm instrument are given these leadership opportunities. This year they will be performing at the Fun Fest in Durham, CT on May 16, 2015. For more information contact Sue Wilber at Birdiesuew@aol.com.

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Girl Scout Senior/Ambassador Program & Events Grades 9-10, 11-12 Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers council-sponsored programs and events for troops and girls. These events bring together girls from around the state to enjoy an opportunity that they might not be able to create on their own. Please note that each event has a registration deadline and some events may fill before this date. You may register for events online at gsofct.org or by form via fax or mail.

SENIOR AND AMBASSADOR RESOURCES

Leadership Journeys It’s Your Story – Tell It! series: For Seniors: MISSION Sisterhood! Seniors learn how widening their network broaden their world and benefits the world as well. For Ambassadors: Bliss: Live it, Give it! Ambassadors use their leadership skills to help others achieve their dreams too.

It’s Your Planet – Love It! series: For Seniors: Sow What? Girls investigate the food network and ways to take positive action to help others. For Ambassadors: Justice- Girls explore the idea of justice for earth and all its inhabitants. It’s Your World – Change It! series: For Seniors: GIRLtopia- Girls create their vision of an ideal world. For Ambassadors: Your Voice, Your World Girls learn tools to discover an issue they care deeply about and advocate for a possible solution. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting This three-ring binder contains information on traditions, ceremonies, how to earn badges and other awards, such as Journey Summit. Space is set aside for girls to record their thoughts and memories. GSOFCT Council’s Own patches may be found in this book or online at gsofct.org. All Journey and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books, as well as awards may be purchased at the GSOFCT shops or online at gsofct.org. Event Etiquette • Share this book and GSOFCT website with the girls. At every grade level girls should be part of planning their Girl Scout Experience. • All registration questions should be directed to the Registration Department at 1 (800) 922-2770 ext. 500 or registration@gsofct.org. • If unsure what (For: Troop, Family, etc.) means in a description, see page 3, Tips for Using this Book. • Contact the program facilitator only with questions specific to the program such as attire or making arrangements for special needs. Many event facilitators are volunteers. • Plan ahead and register on time – this is the only way for facilitators to plan and prepare for the group. Be aware that some events may fill before the register by date. • Only bring those you registered for the event. • Be prepared! Check your confirmation for site address. Note that some GPS may not work in all areas. Refer to a map and bring directions with you. • Directions are posted on the Participate tab of gsofct.org. • Arrive on time. Remember to allow time for walking from the parking lot to the event site. Please respect and help the program facilitator as needed. Adults should take side conversations away from the activities. • Remind the girls that a “thank you” is always appreciated. Looking for More? Find more events for Seniors and Ambassadors in the multi-level section starting on page 36. Interested in the Girl Scout Gold Award? See “Highest Awards”, page 34.

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Sow What Weekend Seniors Only

Where does our food come from and how is a meal happy? What are challenges for local farmers? Discover answers and more at this fun event. Pre and post work is required to complete the Harvest Award. Adults participate in concurrent programming on mentoring Senior girls. Includes Journey book, meals, and upon Take Action Project completion, award. Participants must attend the entire weekend; they may not arrive late or leave early as it disrupts the program for others. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Laurel, Friday, 8/21/2015 PG15112 6:30 p.m.Lebanon 9/18/2015 Saturday, noon 9/20/2015

Fee: $60.00 girls $60.00 adults Program Contact: Linda Kalish, lkalish@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 80/200

Crew: Free Being Me

Be part of the Crew! After dinner Friday night we’ll learn about the Free Being Me program and try some activites for younger girls. Saturday, co-facilitate your station for two Brownie/Junior events and an evening Cadette event. At the end of the day after everyone leaves and we’ve packed up, the crew relaxes with optional spa and craft activites. Bring a bag dinner for Friday night. Breakfasts, lunch, and Saturday dinner provided. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult, Individuals) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 10/24/2014 PG15095 6:00 p.m.11/7/2014Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 11/9/2014

Candlewood, New Fairfield

Friday, 10/31/2014 PG15094 6:00 p.m.11/14/2014Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 11/16/2014

Fee: $15.00 girls $15.00 adults Program Contact: Linda Kalish, lkalish@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 4/16

Cook it Up

How does your food get from the farm to the table? Taste different kinds of foods, cook a meal, swap recipes, and decorate and start your own recipe box. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Lebanon Saturday, 1/10/2015 PG15080 12:30- Service Center, 1/24/2015 3:00 p.m. Lebanon Pattagansett, Saturday, 1/17/2015 PG15081 12:30East Lyme 1/31/2015 3:00 p.m. An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Thursday, 2/13/2015 PG15079 5:00 p.m.2/26/2015 7:30 p.m.

Rocky Craig, Stamford

Friday, 2/13/2015 PG15082 5:002/27/2015 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $14.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Jacqueline Vargas, jvargas@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Discovery Challenger Mission

Discover the museum’s new state-of-the-art Challenger Learning Center. The year is 2076, when travelling to Mars is no longer a distant plan–it’s become a reality. A routine flight to the Red Planet has brought the latest human crew into Martian orbit to replace the team that has been stationed there for the past two years. Crew members must utilize teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and decision-making skills to build and launch a probe to one of the Martian moons, explore and analyze Martian rocks and soils, and track potentially hazardous conditions both on the spacecraft as well as on the surface of Mars. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Discovery Museum, Friday, Bridgeport 3/27/2015

Register by 3/13/2015

Event # PG15004

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m. Fee: $23.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 18/36

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Earth Day Crew

Join the Green Team and be a part of the team that helps girls learn about saving the planet. Friday night will be preparation. Saturday you will lead other girls in activities. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 4/1/2015 PO15070 5:00 p.m.4/24/2015Saturday, 6:00 p.m. 4/25/2015

Fee: $15.00 girls $7.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 5/30

Keepers of The Earth - Crew

Join with other older girls to deliver a weekend of fun while creating an awareness of the wildlife around us. Friday night will be preparation. Saturday will be a work day. Crew is welcome to stay Saturday night at no charge. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult)

Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club - Mars

Mars - It’s Dead Jim, but was it ever alive? A presentation and discussion around the latest findings of the Martian rover, Curiosity. Under good conditions we will view Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. Girls will make planispheres and receive an Observation Starter Kit to help document their viewing. (For: Troops, Individual girls)

Where Laurel, Lebanon

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 9/16/2015 Save the 5:00 p.m.10/9/2015- Date Saturday, 7:00 p.m. 10/10/2015

Fee: $15.00 girls $7.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 4/20

Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Friday, 1/9/2015 PG15011 Lebanon 1/23/2015 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/30

Explore, Design, Build, Teach - Overnight

Explore the different types of engineering, design your own solutions to problems, and build your prototype. Work with the Society of Women Engineers and Coast Guard Cadets to learn how engineers explore and solve problems using science and technology.  Then on Saturday afternoon, teach Brownies about designing and building their own creations.  This is a hands-on workshop where the girls will learn design and problem-solving techniques.  Bring a bag dinner, your vest or sash for the Brownie program, and personal overnight gear.  Snack and Saturday breakfast and lunch provided. Individual girls welcome with health form.  Fee includes patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ adult) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 3/13/2015 PG15019 5:00 p.m.3/27/2015Saturday, 6:00 p.m. 3/28/2015

Fee: $20.00 girls $18.00 adults Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, Kim@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 10/20

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Laurelei’s Letterboxing Adventure CREW

Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout Troops – we will train you to help run the weekend! Great resume builder! Troop camping + Letterboxing = fun! All levels of Letterboxers welcome – classes, workshops, and dozens of boxes hidden all over camp! Night hikes. A Camping Adventures trained adult must be present with each troop. You provide your food. Rain or shine. Event patch and Saturday lunch included. Choose to stay until Sunday at no extra charge. (For: Troops) Where When Register by Event # Time Laurel, Friday, 9/1/2015 PO15009 4:00 p.m.Lebanon 9/25/2015 Saturday, 7:00 p.m. 9/26/2015 Fee: $15.00 girls $7.00 adults Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, Kim@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 10/20

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Media Mask

Want to pull the mask off of the media? Let’s find the truth behind the media and examine how women and girls are portrayed. Learn how to view the media with a critical eye and become a truth seeker. Create your own media time capsule and a personalized PSA. Girls will complete some steps towards the Truth Seeker badge and will leave with ideas to complete the badge. Snack and Badge included. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where An-Se-Ox, Oxford

When Register by Event # Time Thursday, 3/15/2015 PG15083 5:003/19/2015 8:00 p.m.

Pattagansett, Saturday, 3/6/2015 PG15084 1:00East Lyme 3/21/2015 3:30 p.m. Rocky Craig, Stamford

Saturday, 3/13/2015 PG15085 1:003/28/2015 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $13.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Jacqueline Vargas, jvargas@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Sisterhood of the Trees - Crew

Join the Sisterhood and be a part of the team that helps girls learn about one of our most valuable resources - the forest. Friday night will be preparation. Saturday will be a work day. Crew is welcome to stay Saturday night at no charge. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Laurel, Friday, 10/1/2014 PO15071 5:00 p.m.Lebanon 10/10/2014 Saturday, 7:00 p.m. 10/11/2014 Fee: $15.00 girls $7.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 4/20

Upcycling

Get your creativity caps on the next time you head for the trash with a pile of your old stuff. You can turn trash into treasure and be on your way to becoming an environmentally friendly gal in no time with new, upcycled stuff for your room, your wardrobe, and maybe even a gift or two for a friend or younger sibling. (For Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Candlewood, Saturday, 10/4/2014 PG15086 1:00New Fairfield 10/18/2014 3:30 p.m. Pattagansett, Friday, 10/10/2014 PG15087 5:00East Lyme 10/24/2014 8:00 p.m. Fee: $13.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Jacqueline Vargas, jvargas@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Working Girl

Explore the skills to create a cover letter and resume. Walk away with a personalized template for your resume! Explore topics of building interview skills, leadership, tips and tricks to land a job, and how to dress for success.  This is a girl-only event. (For: Troops, Individuals) Where When Register by Event # Time Pattagansett, Thursday, 10/9/2014 PG15089 5:00East Lyme 10/23/2014 8:00 p.m. Aspetuck, Weston

Saturday, 4/6/2015 PG15088 1:004/18/2015 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $11.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Jacqueline Vargas, jvargas@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/30

Women Artists Then & Now

A girl can choose to become an artist today, but this was not always the case. This girl-empowering visit includes an interactive tour of art by three women artists from three different centuries. Girls will discuss the art and history of a painter, a sculptor, and a glass artist before trying their hand at a related creative project. Seniors and Ambassadors will have the opportunity to meet with an adult woman mentor in the arts. Girls will take home the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/Adult) Where Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

When Saturday, 11/15/2014

Register by 10/29/2014

Event # PG15152

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $14.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

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Travel Travel Troop #3

Travel Troop #3 has over 200 active members and new members are always welcome! Whether you are in a local troop or not, girls in grades 6-12 may join. Be a part of Travel Troop #3 and experience the adventure of travel as well as make new friendships. Local troops may send a representative to Travel Troop #3 meetings. Projected trips include ski or snowboarding weekends, rafting, Narragansett harbor cruise, Boston hostelling, Cape Cod weekend at a Coast Guard house, Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands, and more! For more information, visit traveltroop#3.weebly.com/ or email Maureen at francesonmoe@aol.com. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. Visitors and new members, please arrive at 7:00 p.m. Dates: Tuesday, 9/2/2014 Wednesday, 3/11/2015 Monday, 10/13/2014 Tuesday, 4/21/2015 Wednesday, 12/3/2014 Wednesday, 6/3/2015 Wednesday, 1/21/2015 Beach Bash, 7/21/2015

NYC Day Trip CSAm

Start the day off at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Afterwards we will have lunch in the city and head over to Times Square, where everyone will have time to explore on their own. We will then head over to the Museum of Natural History and head home. We will stop for dinner (dinner and lunch not included in price). Bus stops will be determined at registration deadline, based on attendees‘ locations. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Saturday, June 13, 2015 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fee: $100.00 per person Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org

Boston Day Trip

CSAm

Start the day at the New England Aquarium. You will then have free time at Quincy Market, where you can have lunch and explore on your own. Afterwards, we will take a Boston Harbor Cruise Tour before heading home. We will stop for dinner on the way. (Dinner and lunch is not included in the price. Snacks will be included for all girls and adults). Bus stop times and locations will be determined at the registration deadline, based on attendees’ locations. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Fee: $115.00 per person Contact: Nancy Bajek at nbajek@gsofct.org

Washington DC Trip Save the Date!

We will take a bus trip down to DC for the weekend, leaving early morning on Friday, May 20, 2016, and returning late afternoon on Sunday, May 22. Trip cost will be approximately $300 per person. $100 is due at registration, remainder due by April 6, 2016. Price will include transportation to and from DC, lunch on Friday and Sunday, pizza dinner on Friday, night tour of the city and monuments on Friday, and a trip to the National Zoo on Saturday morning. The rest of the time will be free time on your own. More details to come. Contact Nancy at nbajek@gsofct.org if you are interested. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult)

destinations

Girl Scout destinations are unique travel and learning opportunities for individual girls in grades 6-12. Whether here or abroad, girls will meet and team up with girls with similar interests. GSUSA usually posts the year’s new destinations in September on www.gsofct.org/forgirls. Applications must be received in the North Haven Service Center by November 7. 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. For local information, contact Nancy at nbajek@gsofct.org.

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

Girl Scout Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award may be earned by a Girl Scout Junior, until the end of her last Junior Girl Scout membership year, September 30 of 6th grade. This Take Action project addresses an issue’s root cause and includes a suggested minimum of 20 personal hours of work. As a prerequisite, girls first complete a Junior Journey. Girls may earn the Bronze Award as a group and their project may be inside or outside of the Girl Scout community. Bronze Award pins as well as other special commemorative Bronze Award items may be found at GSOFCT council shops and online shop. When complete, girls should share their project information on the Participate tab of gsofct.org and ask her adult volunteer to register her for PG15998. This will officially record that she earned the award. For more information about the Bronze Award see the Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, visit gsofct.org or contact emitchell@gsofct.org.

The Girl Scout Silver Award

The Girl Scout Silver Award may be earned by a Girl Scout Cadette up until the end of her last Cadette Girl Scout membership year, September 30 of 9th grade. By earning this award, girls strengthen their leadership skills and abilities, learn about their community, and take action to make the world a better place! This Take Action project must address a root cause of a community issue and be done outside of the Girl Scout community. It may be done by one to four girls per project, with each girl contributing a recommended minimum of 50 hours. As a pre-requisite, girls must complete a Cadette Journey. Silver Award Webinars are available to help adults and girls learn more about the Silver Award Take Action process. Silver Award pins as well as other special commemorative Silver Award items may be found at GSOFCT council shops and online shop. When complete, girls should share their project information on the Participate tab of gsofct.org and ask her adult volunteer to register her for PG15999. This will officially record that she earned the award. Girls who earn the Silver Award and choose to earn the Gold Award will complete only one prerequisite Senior/Ambassador Journey (rather than two). For more information about the Silver Award see the Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, visit gsofct.org, or contact nbajek@gsofct.org.

When Register by Event #

Time

Thursday, 10/23/2014 10/20/2014 PG15170 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, 10/23/2014 10/20/2014 PG15171 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Monday, 11/10/2014 11/5/2014

PG15172 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 12/11/2014 12/4/2014

PG15173 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, 12/11/2014 12/4/2014

PG15174 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, 1/15/2015 1/12/2015

PG15175 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, 2/13/2015

PG15176 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

2/9/2015

Saturday, 3/14/2015 3/10/2015

PG15177 11:00 a.m. - noon

Thursday, 4/9/2015 4/2/2015

PG15178 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, 4/9/2015 4/2/2015

PG15179 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, 5/4/2015

PG15180 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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4/27/2015

Fee: Free, but you must register Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 10/99

To register, see page 4


Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting. Each Gold Take Action Project is led by one girl. The effort taken to earn this award expresses a special commitment to one’s self, community, world, and future. Each Gold Award project provides a sustainable solution that addresses a community issue. General information may be found in the Senior and Ambassador Girl’s Guides to Girl Scouting. Necessary GSOFCT specific information and forms may be found on the Participate tab of gsofct.org.

H I G H E S T

Prerequisites to earning the Gold Award include completing either two Senior/Ambassador Journeys, or having earned the Silver Award and completed one Journey. Girls must also attend a Gold Award Webinar before submitting their initial project plan. Adults are welcome to attend the webinar as well. All Gold Award projects are submitted for approval and girls are expected to work closely with their Volunteer Gold Award Mentor. All girls who have earned their Gold Award during the year (April 1-March 31) are honored at a council-wide reception, held on the first Sunday in June. During this ceremony, girls are presented with Gold Award certificates and a number of congratulatory letters and certificates from local and national dignitaries.

A W A R D S

After completing the final Gold Award interview, girls who have earned the Gold Award may plan and participate in a local pinning ceremony. While girls receive their pin from their Gold Award Mentor, other special commemorative Gold Award items may be found at GSOFCT council shops and online shop. For more information, visit gsofct.org or email gold@gsofct.org. Gold Award mentors have the opportunity to positively influence and provide direction for the young women interested in tackling issues within their community and striving to improve the lives of others. If you are interested and would like to learn more about being a Gold Award Mentor, please email gold@gsofct.org.

Gold Award Webinars Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. When: Tuesdays 10/14/2014 11/11/2014 12/9/2014 1/13/2015 2/10/2015 3/10/2015

4/14/2015 5/12/2015 6/12/2015 7/14/2015 8/11/2015 9/8/2015

To register, visit the Gold Award webpage on gsofct.org Fee: Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended. Program Contact: gold@gsofct.org

To register, see page 4

The following are a few important dates to keep in mind. More dates and information are located in the Gold Award Guidelines and Toolkit. • Begin prerequisite work after July 1 before entering 9th grade. • Last date to submit My Gold Award Project Idea is June 1 of 12th grade. • Submit My Gold Award Project Idea within three months of attending a Gold Award webinar. • Submit proposal within three months after initial meeting with Gold Award Mentor. • Allow two to three weeks for project idea paperwork turnaround. • Allow six to eight weeks for proposal paperwork turnaround. For information about grants scholarships, see page 62.

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Multi-Level Program Events and Resources Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers council-sponsored programs and events for troops and girls. These events bring together girls from around the state to enjoy an opportunity that they might not be able to create on their own. Please note that each event has a registration deadline and some events may fill before this date. You may register for events online at gsofct.org or by form via fax or mail. 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

Event Etiquette • Share this book and GSOFCT website with the girls. At every grade level girls should be part of planning their Girl Scout Experience. • All registration questions should be directed to the Registration Department at 1 (800) 922-2770 ext. 500 or registration@gsofct.org. • If unsure what (For: Troop, Family, etc.) means in a description, see page 3, Tips for Using this Book. • Contact the program facilitator only with questions specific to the program such as attire or making arrangements for special needs. Many event facilitators are volunteers. • Plan ahead and register on time – this is the only way for facilitators to plan and prepare for the group. Be aware that some events may fill before the register by date. • Only bring those you registered for the event. • Be prepared! Check your confirmation for site address. Note that some GPS may not work in all areas. Refer to a map and bring directions with you. • Directions are posted on the Participate tab of gsofct.org. • Arrive on time. Remember to allow time for walking from the parking lot to the event site. Please respect and help the program facilitator as needed. Adults should take side conversations away from the activities. • Remind the girls that a “thank you” is always appreciated.

Looking for More?

Find more events in the separate grade-level sections of this book. Additional program opportunities may be planned during the year. Information about these activities are promoted in our e-newsletters Helpful Hints, Advisor Update, Girl Scout Bridges, and Volunteer E-blast as well as posted on our website homepage and Facebook page. To find our events online: - Click on “Event Training and Registration Area” from the blue Membership tab on gsofct.org - Then click on the orange Events tab at the top - Then click on the Calendar link on the left.

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Adventure Day- Climbing and Zipline JCSAmA A full day of ropes course fun and excitement. Participants will tackle the climbing tower in the morning and the zip line in the afternoon. Please wear close fitting clothing and sneakers but do not wear any necklaces, rings, or earrings. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where

When

East Lyme

10/11/2014

Pattagansett, Saturday,

Register by 9/24/2014

Event # PO15045

Saturday, 10/8/2014 PO15046 10/25/2014 Saturday, 11/5/2014 PO15047 11/22/2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $40.00 girls $5.00 adults, $40.00 climbing adult Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/24

Advanced Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA

Bring your stamp and journal to search for dozens of stamps! Were you at our Laurelei Weekend and didn’t get to all the boxes? Come on back to finish. Sign in and out between noon and 4:00 p.m. Siblings welcome at same price. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/adult)

Archery - Intermediate JCSAmA

For this archery workshop, girls must know the commands and how to hold their bow, stand, and shoot. This workshop will focus on shooting skills. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # An-Se-Ox, Sunday, 9/17/2014 PO15074 Oxford 10/5/2014 Katoya, Sunday, 9/17/2014 PO15002 Milford 10/5/2014 Merrie-Wood, Saturday, 9/17/2014 Manchester 10/5/2014

PO15075

Katoya, Saturday, 10/1/2014 Milford 10/18/2014

PO15005

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fee: $14.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/20

Archery Club JCSAmA

The archery club will meet for six sessions. Archers will receive instruction and have time to develop individual skills. The seventh date is in case of rain. (For: Individuals w/adult)

Where When Register by Event # Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Sunday, 10/8/2014 PO15006 Katoya, Sundays, 9/24/2014 PO15003 Lebanon 10/26/2014 Milford 10/12/2014 10/19/2014 Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m. 10/26/2014 Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adults 11/2/2014 Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, kim@mcleanresearch.com 11/9/2014 Min./Max.: 15/100 11/16/2014 11/23/2014 rain date Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $50.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/20 Archery - Beginner JCSAmA This workshop allows girls to learn the basics of archery. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # An-Se-Ox, Sunday, 9/17/2014 PO15072 Oxford 10/5/2014 Katoya, Sunday, 9/17/2014 PO15001 Milford 10/5/2014 Merrie-Wood, Sunday, 9/17/2014 Manchester 10/5/2014

PO15073

Katoya, Saturday, 10/1/2014 Milford 10/18/2014

PO15004

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Fee: $14.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/20

To register, see page 4

Around the World DBJ Celebrate World Thinking Day with activities, discovery of the WAGGGS pin, a craft, and an educational puppet performance. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Fair Oaks School, Saturday, Montville 2/21/2015

Register by 2/4/2015

Event # PG15185

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $4.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Audrey Venanzio, gsuncoakmont09@sbcglobal.net Min./Max.: 15/30 Program Resource Guide

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Beadie Buddies DBJ

Enjoy creating different and interesting designs with beads. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Fair Oaks School, Saturday, Montville 2/14/2015

Register by 2/4/2015

Event # PG15186

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $4.00 adults Program Contact: Audrey Venanzio, gsuncoakmont09@sbcglobal.net Min./Max.: 15/30

Beginner Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA Learn all about Letterboxing - from making a stamp and journal to reading and following the clues! Hike the camp trails as you learn this great new hobby! Siblings welcome at same price. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Laurel, Sunday, 10/8/2014 PO15007 1:00- Lebanon 10/26/2014 3:00 p.m. Laurel, Sunday, 10/8/2014 PO15008 2:00- Lebanon 10/26/2014 4:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $5.00 adult Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, kim@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/40

T.R.E.C.

This is an outdoor camping competition for girls ages 11-17. Compete in camp skills such as fire building, lashing, orienteering, and more. This event is held October 18-20 in Rhode Island. For more information and registration form, contact teamtrec@hotmail.com.

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Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ Spend the night at the museum! During your overnight there will be science workshops, hands-on activities, live animals, a latenight 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 is included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) When Saturday, 2/28/2015- Sunday, 3/1/2015

Register by Event # 2/9/2015 PG15155

Min./Max 50/100

Friday, 3/6/2015- Saturday, 3/7/2015

2/17/2015

PG15156

25/75

Friday, 3/13/2015- Saturday, 3/14/2015

2/23/2015

PG15157

25/75

Friday, 4/10/2015- Saturday, 4/11/2015

3/30/2015

PG15159

25/75

Friday, 5/8/2015- Saturday, 5/9/2015

4/20/2015

PG15160

25/75

Saturday, 5/9/2015- Sunday, 5/10/2015

4/21/2015

PG15161

50/100

Friday, 5/29/2015- Saturday, 5/30/2015

5/11/2015

PG15162

50/100

Saturday, 6/6/2015- Sunday, 6/7/2015

5/18/2015

PG15163

50/100

Time: 5:00 p.m. the night of - 11:00 a.m. the next morning Where: Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA Fee: $55.00 girls $55.00 adults Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org

Boston Day Trip CSAm Start the day at the New England Aquarium. You will then have free time at Quincy Market, where you can have lunch and explore on your own. Afterwards, we will take a Boston Harbor Cruise Tour before heading home. We will stop for dinner on the way. (Dinner and lunch is not included in the price. Snacks will be included for all girls and adults). Bus stop times and locations will be determined at the registration deadline, based on attendees’ locations. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/ Adult) Where When Boston, MA Saturday, 9/12/2015

Register by 8/12/2015

Event # PG15164

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (First pick-up bus stop to last drop-off bus stop. Times are not exact.) Fee: $115.00 per person Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/50

To register, see page 4


Camp Chef Series JC

This four-week cooking series will focus on skills you can use even in an outdoor setting. We will use different equipment each week. Recipe book included. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Merrie-Wood, Tuesdays, Manchester 3/3/2015, 3/10/2015 3/17/2015 3/24/2015

Register by 2/11/2015

Event # PO15058

Rocky Craig, Stamford

2/11/2015

PO15060

Wednesdays, 3/4/2015 3/11/2015 3/18/2015 3/25/2015

Pattagansett, Thursdays, East Lyme 3/5/2015 3/12/2015 3/19/2015 3/26/2015

Discovery Astronomy Club JC 2/11/2015

PO15059

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fee: $45.00 girls $20.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/24

Join Discovery Museum staff for an out-of-this-world experience. Watch the night sky with state-of-the-art, computer-controlled telescopes, build rockets, learn about NASA missions and explore the moon, Mars, and beyond. Optional overnight on Feb 27, 2015 for additional fee. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Discovery Fridays, 10/24/2014 Museum, Bridgeport 11/21/2014 1/23/2015 2/27/2015 optional 3/27/2015 4/24/2015 5/22/2015

Register by Event # 10/15/2014 PG15003

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Fee: $55.00 girls $10.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Dare to Dream CSAm Spend a day with other older Girl Scouts attending a variety of workshops based on the ideas of a Girl Planning Committee. You might find yourself making homemade spa treatments, or learning new games to bring back to younger girls. It’s all up to you! To be part of the planning committee, contact program@gsofct.org. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # TBD Saturday, 4/1/2015 PG15136 4/18/2015 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $25.00 girls $25.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 50/100

To register, see page 4

Dolly & Me Tea DBJ Wear your favorite outfit, bring your favorite doll or stuffed toy, and come enjoy an afternoon of crafts, snacks, and of course, tea! Juice and other beverages will be available. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ adult) Where When Register by Pattagansett, Saturday, 4/13/2015 East Lyme 5/2/2015

Event # PG15096

Time: 2:00- 4:00 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Donna Blackman, gelifam@gmail.com Min./Max.: 20/40 Program Resource Guide

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Earth Day Event DBJCSAmA

Fun-filled day of environmental activities. Attend our Earth Day Event and learn how one person can make a difference. Patch Included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Pattagansett, Saturday, 4/1/2015 East Lyme 4/25/2015

Event # PO15062

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $7.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 50/200

Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Overnight JCSAmA

Last year’s overnight was such a success, we’re doing it again - for older girls who want to stay up late! It’s cold now and clear skies occur more often. Arrive early and see Venus. We’ll also check out Jupiter, Uranus, and possibly Neptune. The moon will not set until late, so deep sky objects will have to wait until 10:30 p.m. Bring your dinner and dress warmly. Pancake breakfast provided in the morning. Dads and brothers welcome. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Laurel, Saturday, 12/12/2014 PG15013 6:00 p.m.Lebanon 12/27/2014 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 12/28/2014

Fee: $9.00 girls $9.00 adults Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 10/40

Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Telescope Buying DBJCSAmA

Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Constellations DB

Venus, Jupiter, Uranus - learn about the North Star, the asterism Big Dipper, and constellation Ursa Major (Big Bear). Using the North Star, you can find your way around the heavens. Learn some of the stories of the constellations. In case of bad weather, we’ll take a tour of some of the Messier objects using the computer program Celestia and Hubble telescope photos. Craft a star clock. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult)

Want to buy a telescope? This information-packed presentation will help you decide where and how to spend your money before making this expensive purchase. Learn what is most important without breaking the bank. We will cover telescope designs, mounts, lenses, and accessories - and what not to buy. While this is intended for parents, girls are more than welcome. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Friday, 11/7/2014 PG15014 Lebanon 11/21/2014

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Where When Register by Event # Time Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adults Laurel, Friday, 3/6/2015 PG15008 7:00- Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Lebanon 3/20/2015 8:30 p.m. Min./Max.: 15/30 Laurel, Friday, 4/3/2015 PG15009 7:30- Lebanon 4/17/2015 9:00 p.m. Enchanted Fairies DB Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adult Go on an adventure and explore fairies through crafts, games, Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com and stories and learn how to become a fine fairy friend. If you Min./Max.: 15/30 wish, be creative and dress as your favorite fairy for the event. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Pattagansett Saturday, 11/20/2014 PG15187 East Lyme 12/6/2014 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $4.00 adults Program Contact: Sujey Alicea, salicea@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/35

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MasterCard: Girls4Tech Grades 5-6

Detective work, encryption, digital convergence – these are not words commonly associated with MasterCard. But that is indeed our business! Find out more as you uncover patterns that identify fraud, decode the secret in an encrypted message, learn about the many careers available at MasterCard, and take a tour of the high tech digs its employees enjoy everyday! Girls4Tech is MasterCard’s signature education program that showcases payments technology and engages its employees as role models and mentors.  This handson, inquiry-based program was created in conjunction with our top engineers and technologists and shows students that it takes all kinds of interests and skills to pursue a STEM career. Two sessions; morning session includes bus from a Fairfield County location. Where When Register by Event # Time MasterCard, Friday, 3/30/2015 PG15194 9:30Purchase, NY 4/17/2015 11:30 a.m. MasterCard, Friday, 3/30/2015 PG15195 2:00Purchase, NY 4/17/2015 4:00 p.m.

Extreme Climbing and Rappelling JCSAmA Experienced climbers can face more challenging routes over the positive and negative faces of the tower at Camp Pattagansett. In addition, participants will experience the thrill of rappelling down the climbing tower. Please wear close fitting clothing and sneakers but do not wear any necklaces, rings, or earrings. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where

When

East Lyme

10/18/2014

Pattagansett, Saturday,

Register by 10/1/2014

Event # PO15048

Saturday, 10/22/2014 PO15049 11/8/2014 Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Fee: $20.00 girls $5.00 adults, $20.00 climbing adult Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/24

Fee: Morning - $15.00 girls $15.00 adults Afternoon - $5.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/25

Free Being Me! BJ

Exploring Hammonasset JC Explore varied shoreline habitats at Hammonasset State Park with a marine biologist and educator. Use a seine net at the sandy beach to see what you find, explore the tidal pools, seek invasive species, and discover what lurks in the marsh! (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Hammonasset Thursday, 6/11/2015 State Park, 6/25/2015 Madison

Event # PG15072

Thursday, 6/25/2015 7/9/2015

PG15073

Thursday, 7/2/2015 7/16/2015

PG15074

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $15.00 girls $15.00 adults Program Contact: Jacque Simpson Gilson, jsimpson-gilson@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 25/45

To register, see page 4

Society promotes a narrow and unrealistic definition of beauty. Through fun, hands-on activities girls uncover the real story; there is no such thing as one way everyone should look, and that how a person looks is just one aspect of who they are! Free Being Me! patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Pattagansett, Saturday, 10/24/2014 PG15099 9:30- East Lyme 11/8/2014 11:30 a.m.

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Pattagansett, Saturday, 10/24/2014 PG15100 12:30- East Lyme 11/8/2014 2:30 p.m. Candlewood, Saturday, 10/31/2014 PG15097 9:30- New Fairfield 11/15/2014 11:30 a.m. Candlewood, Saturday, 10/31/2014 PG15098 12:30- New Fairfield 11/15/2014 2:30 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $2.00 adult Program Contact: Linda Kalish, program@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/100

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Girl Scout troops, families, and friends gather at the Durham Fairgrounds for a day of fun. Activities for all ages highlight many aspects of Girl Scouts outdoors, historical, STEM, the arts, healthy living, music, and more! Be sure to take advantage of the early bird fee. See gsofct.org for more details and schedule as it develops. Offsite parking and shuttle bus included. Tickets are non-refundable. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult, Families, Public) When Saturday, 5/16/2015

Register by 1/9/2015 Early Bird $20 5/1/2015 Regular $25 At door $35

Event # PG15101

GE: What’s in a Career? CSAm Join GE professionals as they introduce Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors to finance, engineering, marketing, and technology. Hands-on activities and job-shadowing. This event will take place at three corporate locations: Danbury, Norwalk, and Stamford. Please register for preferred site. This is a drop-off event; each girl must bring Health History form. Lunch included. (For: Individual girls, no adults) Where When GE, Danbury Monday, 4/13/2015

Register by 3/30/2015

Event # PG15023

GE, Norwalk Monday, 4/13/2015

3/30/2015

PG15024

GE, Stamford Monday, 4/13/2015

3/30/2015

PG15025

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 12/20

Where: Durham Fairgrounds, Durham Time: Gate Opens: 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Program Contact: Linda Kalish, program@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 2,000/8,000

Galactic Explorers CSAm

This program series will be an intensive study of astronomy covering safety, our moon, planets, constellations, deep sky objects, types of telescopes and how they work, and the possibility of life on other worlds. We will prepare an observation plan to include at least one of each major object type and observe and draw the Sun in two separate frequency bands.  We’ll discuss various tools and resources available to aid in observing our universe. Fee includes all four sessions, Galactic Explorer booklet, and patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Lebanon, Sundays, 1/5/2015 PG15020 1:00- Laurel 1/11/2015, 3:00 p.m. 1/18/2015, 1/25/2015, 2/1/2015 Fee: $15.00 girls $5.00 adult Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/20

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Get Inspired! JCSAm Meet a variety of female professionals and find out how they chose their careers and prepared for them, what they do dayto-day, what they cherish about their professions, and current trends in their industries. Event features opportunities to meet in small groups for in-depth discovery of particular careers. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Norwalk Saturday, 4/1/2015 Public Library, 4/18/2015 Norwalk

Event # PG15102

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $2.00 adult Program Contact: Barbara Koteen, barbarakoteen@yahoo.com Min./Max.: 30/100

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Girl Scout Day with the Hartford Hawks BJ

Join female student-athletes from the University of Hartford for an afternoon of engaging athletic activities, followed by an open swim in the indoor pool, lunch in the student dining hall, and a Hartford Hawks women’s basketball game vs. Boston College. All Girl Scouts will receive a Group Gift voucher for a complimentary gift at the game that day. Fee includes lunch and game. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by University of Sunday, 11/24/2014 Hartford, 12/7/2014 West Hartford

Event # PG15027

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $15.00 girls $15.00 adult Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 1/200

Haunted Hike DBJCSAmFamilies Ghosts, goblins, witches, and ghouls lurk in the woods at Katoya when Halloween is near! This scary hike is for brave Girl Scouts and their families and friends. Snack and treat are provided. Groups of 10 hikers start every 5 minutes and are taken on a firstcome, first-served basis. Hike lasts about 20 minutes. Patches are available for $2.00. Extra tickets are available at the door for $8.00 each. Families are welcome. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals, Individuals w/adult)

Where When Register by

Event # Time Katoya, Friday, 10/17/2014 PO15028 7:00- Milford 10/24/2014 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10/17/2014 PO15029 3:3010/25/2014 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10/17/2014 PO15030 6:30 10/25/2014 8:30 p.m. Fee: $7.00 girls $7.00 adults Program Contact: Linda Bresky, lbresky@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 100/600

Hats Off JCSAmA

Hats off to Girl Scouts! Learn to read a simple pattern, discover the stretch in fleece fabric, and use a sewing machine to create a one-of-a-kind warm cap. Hats will be donated to needy children. Adults who are not sewing do not need to pay the fee. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult)

Where When Register by Event #

Time North Haven Friday, 11/3/2014 PO15020 4:30 p.m.Service Center 11/14/14* 6:30 p.m. Key: * (JCSAm) + (CSAm)

Friday, 11/3/2014 PO15021 7:00- 11/14/14+ 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11/3/2014 PO15023 1:00 11/15/14* 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11/3/2014 PO15024 3:3011/15/14* 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, 11/3/2014 PO15026 4:0011/16/14+ 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 11/3/2014 PO15027 7:0011/16/14+ 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11/3/2014 PO15022 10:00 a.m.11/15/14* noon

Sunday, 11/3/2014 PO15025 1:3011/16/14* 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $7.00 girl, free for adult w/o sewing, $5.00 adult w/cap Program Contact: Rita Dering, ritadering@aol.com or Linda Bresky, lbresky@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 6/12

Haunted Hike Patches DBJCSAmFamilies

“I Survived the Haunted Hike!” Preorder your patches to receive the new 2014 patch or make your choice at the Haunted Hike from all the patches available. Where When Register by Event # Time Katoya, Friday, 10/17/2014 PO15039 7:00- Milford 10/24/2014 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, 3:30 10/25/2014 800 p.m.

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Fee: $2.00 girl $2.00 adult Program Contact: Linda Bresky, lbresky@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 1/2,000

Haunted Hike Crew CSAm

Love Halloween? Willing to work with others to create a spooky Haunted Hike? Decorate a building, tent, or create a vignette. Come be part of the planning and execution of the Haunted Hike! (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/adult) Where When Katoya, Friday, Milford 10/24/2014 & Saturday, 10/25/2014

Register by Event # 9/6/2014 PO15031

Time: Fri. 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., Sat. 3:30 - 9:30 p.m. Fee: $0 girls $0 adults Program Contact: Linda Bresky, lbresky@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 1/50

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Haunted Hike Crew (Tour Guides) CSAm

Love Halloween? Are you a bit of an actress? Like to dress up? Be a tour guide for the Haunted Hike and guide groups through the Haunted Hike. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Katoya, Friday, 10/17/2014 PO15032 6:00- Milford 10/24/2014 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10/17/2014 PO15033 2:30- 10/25/2014 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10/17/2014 PO15034 5:45- 10/25/2014 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $0 girls $0 adults Program Contact: Linda Bresky, lbresky@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/60

Haunted Hike Scarecreature Trail DBJCSAmFamilies Do you like to make scarecrows? Love Halloween? Then assemble your favorite creature and bring it to camp for a special spot along the Haunted Hike Trail! (For: Troops, Families, Individuals, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Katoya, Thursday, 10/10/2014 PO15041 Milford 10/23/2014 Time: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $0 girls $0 adults Program Contact: Linda Bresky, lbresky@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 1/200

Haunted Hike Decorating Pumpkins

DBJCSAmFamilies New this year! Reserve your space in the pumpkin place where you will choose your pumpkin and then let your imagination create a spectacular Halloween creation! There will be paint, picks, safety carving sets, and additional items. While you can take your creation home, we hope that you will leave it for all to enjoy in the Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins left in the pumpkin patch can be picked up on Sunday afternoon. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where Katoya, Milford

When Register by Event # Time Wednesday, 10/10/2014 PO15035 4:00- 10/22/2014 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 10/10/2014 PO15036 6:00- 10/22/2014 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 10/10/2014 PO15037 4:00- 10/23/2014 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 10/10/2014 PO15038 6:00- 10/23/2014 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $7.00 girl, free for adult w/o pumpkin; $7.00 adult w/pumpkin Program Contact: Linda Bresky, lbresky@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Haunted Hike Pumpkin Patch DBJCSAmFamilies

Showcase your troop’s creative talents by displaying decorated or carved pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch! The more pumpkins we have, the more fun the display! (For: Troops, Families, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Katoya, Thursday, 10/10/14 PO15040 Milford 10/23/2014 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $0 girls $0 adults Program Contact: Linda Bresky, lbresky@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 1/200

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Intro to Climbing JCSAmA

This half day climbing program will introduce beginners to the fun and adventure of rock climbing by using the tower at Camp Pattagansett. Participants will learn how to wear and check their safety equipment, proper etiquette around the ropes course and good climbing techniques. Please wear close fitting clothing and sneakers but do not wear any necklaces, rings, or earrings. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) When Register by Event # Who Saturday, 9/17/2014 PO15050 JC 10/4/2014

Time 10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9/17/2014 PO15051 CSAmA 1:3010/4/2014 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 10/1/2014 PO15052 JC 10/18/2014

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10/15/2014 PO15053 JCA 11/1/2014

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10/15/2014 PO15054 CSAmA 1:3011/1/2014 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 10/17/2014 PO15055 JCA 11/8/2014

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Where: Pattagansett , East Lyme Fee: $20.00 girls, $5.00 adult, $20.00 climbing adult Program Contact: camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/24

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Jitterbugs JC

Get ready to jump and jive! The Yale Swing and Blues Club will teach some swing dancing moves. You’ll be jitterbugging in no time! No partner or fancy shoes required! (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Time An-Se-Ox, Tuesday, 1/6/2015 PG15137 5:00- Oxford 1/20/2015 7:30 p.m. Connecticut Thursday, 1/6/2015 PG15140 5:00- Forest & 1/22/2015 7:30 p.m. Park Assoc., Middlefield Candlewood, Saturday, 1/6/2015 PG15138 New Fairfield 1/24/2015

10:00 a.m.- Noon

Keepers of the Earth - Day Program DBJCSAmA

Join girls from all over the state for a hands-on day of nature activities. Girls will learn how they can support environmental issues in their area. Some activities may include casting animal tracks, identifying habitats, exploring who’s at home, and native animal studies both fact and lore. Bring a bag lunch. Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult)

Where When Register by Event# Laurel, Saturday, 9/16/2015 Save the Lebanon 10/10/2015 Date Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $7.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/200

Candlewood, Saturday, 1/6/2015 PG15139 1:00- New Fairfield 1/24/2015 3:00 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls, $2.00 adult Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/35 20/40 Candlewood

Keepers of the Earth - Overnight DBJCSAmA Join girls from all over the state for a hands-on day of nature activities. Girls will learn how they can support environmental issues in their area. Some activities may include casting animal tracks, identifying habitats, exploring who’s at home, and native animal studies both fact and lore. Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast included. Bring a bag lunch. After breakfast on Sunday, girls will participate in archery. Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Saturday, 9/16/2015 Save the Lebanon 10/10/2015- Date Sunday, 10/11/2015

Time 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $30.00 girls $15.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/200

Just for Girls DBJCSAmA A fun-filled weekend for girls to bring Mom or their significant adult female family member over the age of 21 (substitutions may be made, contact facilitator). We will have many activities such as cake decorating, boating, archery (weather permitting), crafts, campfires, s’mores, and much more. This is a rain or shine event. Register soon as event fills quickly. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Timber Trails, Tolland, MA

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 8/27/2014 PO14089 6:00 p.m.- 9/26/2014Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 9/28/2014

Timber Trails, Tolland, MA

Friday, 9/1/2015 Save 9/25/2015- the Date Sunday, 9/27/2015

6:00 p.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Fee: $50.00 girls $50.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 80/160

To register, see page 4

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Skate with the Lady Bobcats!

Join Quinnipiac University for Girl Scout Night with the Lady Bobcats Hockey team at Quinnipiac University in November and January. Watch the Lady Bobcats face St. Lawrence in November and Dartmouth in January. Dates to be announced. Games will be at 4:00 p.m. Girl Scouts in uniform will receive free admission and their guests will be admitted for just $2 adults and $1 children under 12 years. Following the game, make sure you bring your skates and stay on for a free skate with Bobcat players. For more information contact tickets@quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-3905.

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Laurelei’s Letterboxing Adventure Weekend

JCSAmA Troop camping + Letterboxing = fun! All levels of letterboxers welcome. The weekend will include classes, workshops, night hikes, and dozens of boxes hidden all over camp! A Camping Adventures-trained adult must be present with each troop. You provide your food. Rain or shine. Fee includes event patch and Saturday lunch. Siblings and additional girls and adults may join you on Saturday at the day rate. See Laurelei’s Letterboxing Challenge below. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Friday, 9/1/2015 PO15010 Lebanon 9/25/2015 Sunday, 9/27/2015

Time 6:00 p.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Let’s Talk about Healthy Eating DBJ

Through interactive activities and an educational puppet performance, explore how healthy foods can positively affect you. Links to Daisy Respect Myself and Others Petal; Brownie Snacks badge; and Junior Simple Meals badge. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Pattagansett, Saturday, East Lyme 4/11/2015

Register by 3/20/2015

Event # PG15190

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Sujey Alicea, salicea@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/35

Fee: $25.00 girls $20.00 adults Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, kim@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/60

Laurelei’s Letterboxing Challenge DBJCSAmA

Bring your own stamp and journal or begin with a stamp-making workshop and then head out on the camp trails in search of letterboxes. There will be special boxes just for the day. Letterboxing is a great hobby for all ages. All levels of instruction included. Rain or shine. Join us for a few hours or all day. Siblings welcome at the same price. (For: Individuals w/adult)

Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Saturday, 9/1/2015 PO15011 Lebanon 9/26/2015 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $8.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, Kim@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 15/120

Let’s Talk Bullying Prevention DBJ

Discover awareness of bullying prevention through interactive activities and an educational puppet performance. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Pattagansett, Saturday, East Lyme 4/11/2015

Register by 3/20/2015

Event # PG15191

Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Fee: $5.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Sujey Alicea, salicea@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/35

Save the Date for 2015 Cookie Rallies

Saturday, January 10, 2015 • 12:00-4:00 p.m. Come join us at the mall for some cookie fun! Enjoy hands on activities to learn about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Multiple locations across the state, tentatively planned for Danbury, Meriden, Manchester, and Waterford. Please contact productsales@gsofct.org to volunteer.

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Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA Bring your own stamp and journal or begin with stamp making and then head out on the camp trails in search of letterboxes. New boxes every year. Great hobby for all ages. All levels of instruction included. Siblings welcome at same price. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/adult)

Where When Register by Event # An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Time Sunday, 11/5/2014 PO15012 1:0011/23/14 3:00 p.m.

An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Sunday, 11/5/2014 PO15013 2:0011/23/14 4:00 p.m.

Pattagansett, Sunday, 3/4/2015 PO15016 1:00East Lyme* 3/22/15 3:00 p.m. Pattagansett, Sunday, 3/4/2015 PO15017 2:00East Lyme* 3/22/15 4:00 p.m. Merrie-Wood, Sunday, 4/1/2015 PO15014 1:00Manchester 4/19/15 3:00 p.m. Merrie-Wood, Sunday, 4/1/2015 PO15015 2:00Manchester 4/19/15 4:00 p.m. Yankee Trails, Tolland

Sunday, 4/15/2015 PO15018 1:005/3/15 3:00 p.m.

Yankee Trails, Tolland

Sunday, 4/15/2015 PO15019 2:005/3/15 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $5.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Kimberly McLean, kim@mcleanresearch.com *Geoff McLean, kim@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 10/40

TAKE OFF at the New England Air Museum! Design an Airplane - Juniors, 10/4/2014 Girls Take Flight - Cadettes, 2/8/2015 Girl Scout Sleepover - All levels, 4/25-26/2015 Family Events Women Take Flight - 11/2/2014 Space Day - 3/29/2015 For more information call The New England Air Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit neam.org.

To register, see page 4

LPGA - USGA Girls Golf BJC LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is aimed at introducing and keeping girls hooked on the game of golf. Girls Golf offers a positive, girl-friendly environment equipped to take girls from beginner to advanced player with golf instruction led by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals. The focus is on inspiring girls to feel confident, build positive self-esteem, and live active and healthy lifestyles by incorporating the “Five E’s of Girls Golf”: Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise, Energize (For: Individual girls, no adults) Where When Register by Event # Who Fairchild Fridays, 4/10/2015 PG15031 JC 4/24/2015 Wheeler Golf Course, 5/1/2015 5/8/2015 Fairfield 5/15/2015 5/29/2015 6/5/2015 6/12/2015 Fairchild Fridays, 8/22/2015 PG15032 BJ 8/28/2015 Wheeler Golf Course, 9/4/2015 9/11/2015 Fairfield 9/18/2015 9/25/2015 10/2/2015 10/9/2015 Time: 5:20 - 6:30 p.m. Fee: $40.00 girls Program Contact: Coleman Davis, fairchild@thefirstteemetny.org Min./Max.: 10/20

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Merrill Lynch: Money Matter$ CSAm Jump into hands-on activities that show the real cost of credit, your life at age 25, and a tour of this financial giant. Aligns with Budgeting, Buying Power, and Good Credit badges. Girls will be separated by age for appropriate-level programming. Fee includes lunch and patch. (For: Individuals, no adults) Where When Merrill Lynch, Thursday, Stamford 4/16/2015

Register by 3/30/2015

Event # PG15034

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $5.00 girls Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 10/25

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Mystic Day DBJCSAm Did you know that the animals at the aquarium come from all over the world? Come learn how the animals survive in the different climates, how they are classified, and how they adapt to their own unique habitats. Spend the rest of your day exploring the aquarium on your own. Fun patch included. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Mystic Saturday, 4/13/2015 PG15165 Aquarium, 4/25/2015 Mystic Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Girl Scout Activities and check in will be from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Fee: $20.00 girls $20.00 adult Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Grades 5-8 Spend the day with the young women athletes of the University of New Haven and Fairfield University. Sports vary by school, but may include basketball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, track, field, tennis, volleyball, field hockey, and cheerleading. Event open to girls in grades 5-8. Fee includes lunch and patch. Please observe adult/girl ratio. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Time University of Saturday, 1/16/2015 PG15036 9:15 a.m.- New Haven, 1/31/2015 1:00 p.m. West Haven Fairfield Sunday, 1/16/2015 PG15035 8:45 a.m.University, 2/1/2015 12:30 p.m. Fairfield Fee: $14.00 girls $14.00 adults Program Contact: Ellyn Savard, esavard@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 75/120

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 then tour the Museum on their own for the remainder of the day. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Mystic Seaport, Saturday, 3/19/2015 PG15166 7:00 p.m.- Mystic 4/11/15 Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 4/12/15 Mystic Seaport, Saturday, 4/8/2015 PG15167 7:00 p.m.- Mystic 4/25/15- Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 4/26/15

NYC Day Trip CSAm

Start the day off at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Afterwards we will head to Times Square, where everyone will have time to have lunch and explore on their own. Then head over to the Museum of Natural History. On our way home, we will stop for dinner (dinner and lunch not included in price). Exact pick up times and locations are not determined yet. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where When New York City, Saturday, New York 6/13/2015

Register by 5/7/2015

Event # PG15168

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (First pick-up bus stop to last drop-off bus stop. Times are not exact.) Fee: $100.00 girls ($50.00 deposit at time of registration) $100.00 adult ($50.00 deposit at time of registration) Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/50

Fee: $80.00 girls $80.00 adults Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 25/45

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Pattagansett Staycation

DBJCSAmA Spend the weekend at Camp Pattagansett with your family. Accommodations include a platform tent site with picnic tables and port-o-lets. You can relax in camp or take day trips out. Swimming, boating, archery, arts & crafts, and challenge activities will be available. (For: Families) Where Pattagansett, East Lyme

When Register by Event # Time Friday, 6/17/2015 PO15063 1:00 p.m.- 7/3/15Sunday, 11:00 a.m. 7/5/15

Pattagansett, East Lyme

Friday, 8/5/2015 PO15064 1:00 p.m.- 8/28/15Sunday, 11:00 a.m. 8/30/15

Fee: $50.00 per platform tent Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 5/20

Perseids Meteor Shower DBJCSAmA Bring a blanket and lay back to watch the annual Perseids meteor shower near its peak. Be sure to dress warmly, even after a hot day. Watch the bats chase after mosquitoes and maybe hear the Barred Owls hoot in the woods. The “fireworks” are always good. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult)

Quassy Day DBJCSAm

Join Girl Scouts of Connecticut for this fun-filled family event. Come as a troop or a family. In the private picnic grove, enjoy a buffet lunch and dive into a variety of QSP carnival themed games. Activities will include: feed the otter, fish for fishies, a relay race, face painting and more! After lunch, enjoy all of the rides and activities the park has to offer. Fun patch included. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Quassy Sunday, 9/22/2014 PG15169 Amusement 10/5/2014 Park, Middlebury Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Girl Scout Activities and check in will be from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Lunch is served from noon - 2:00 p.m.) Fee: $20.00 girls $20.00 adults Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 100/1,000

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Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Friday, 7/31/2015 PG15037 Lebanon 8/7/2015

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Time: 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Fee: $3.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Geoff McLean, astronomy@mcleanresearch.com Min./Max.: 10/50

Powder Puff Derby DBJCSAm

Construct a car and bring it to the Powder Puff Derby! Prior to the event and with the help of an adult, create a car from a kit purchased from a local hobby store containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles. At the Derby, race your car, do a variety of other activities, and watch the races. (For: Individuals w/adult) Where Salem School, Salem

When TBD

Register by TBD

Event # PG15103

Time: TBD Fee: $6.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Donna Blackman, gelifam@gmail.com Min./Max.: 15/100

To register, see page 4

Recycled Runway: A Doll Pageant DBJCSAm Come show off your doll and your creativity! Prior to the event, get your 18-21 inch doll ready for the red carpet. Using recycled materials (old shirt, pillowcase, onion bag, etc.) create an outfit for one of the following categories: formal occasion, casual wear, career, or sport activity. At the event, you’ll walk the carpet, and take part in a variety of other activities. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where Salem School, Salem

When TBD

Register by TBD

Event # PG15104

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $6.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Donna Blackman, gelifam@gmail.com Min./Max.: 15/100 Program Resource Guide

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School’s Out Adventure Day BJCS

Spend Columbus Day exploring, climbing, and adventuring all around Camp Pattagansett. The day will be full of fun, adventure, and tradition. Please send child with a bagged lunch, water bottle, and sweatshirt. (For: Individuals) Where When Register by Pattagansett, Monday, 9/24/2014 East Lyme 10/13/2014

Event # PO15056

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fee: $50.00 girls Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/70 Seeking volunteers for this event!

School’s Out Veterans Adventure Day BJCS

Sisterhood of the Trees - Overnight DBJCSAmA Join girls from all over the state for a hands-on day of nature activities. Girls will learn how they can support environmental issues in their area. Some activities may include leaf art, forest and native animal studies, and how to prevent invasive species. Saturday evening will include dinner. After breakfast on Sunday, girls will participate in archery. Bring a bag lunch. Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Laurel, Saturday, 10/1/2014 PO15066 8:00 a.m.- Lebanon 10/11/14- Sunday, 11:00 a.m. 10/12/14 Fee: $30.00 girls $15.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/200

Spend Veterans Day exploring, climbing, and adventuring all around Camp Pattagansett. The day will be full of fun, adventure, and tradition. Please send child with a bagged lunch, water bottle, and sweatshirt. (For: Individuals) Where When Register by Event # Pattagansett, Tuesday, 10/24/2014 PO15057 East Lyme 11/11/2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fee: $50.00 girls Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/70 Seeking volunteers for this event!

Someone Special and Me DBJCSAmA Bring that special male relative over 21 to enjoy a weekend at camp (substitutions may be made, please contact facilitator). Outside activities (weather permitting) include archery, a service project, games, canoeing, and time in the woodshop. The theme this year is “The Groovy 70s.” Costumes are encouraged. Bring a peanut-free bag dinner for Friday and your own pumpkin and tools to carve. Contact facilitator for dietary needs and packing list two weeks prior to event date. Includes 3 meals Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. (For: Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Timber Trails, Friday, 9/24/2014 PO15000 6:00 p.m.- Tolland, MA 10/10/14- Sunday, 1:00 p.m. 10/12/14

Sisterhood of the Trees - Day Program

DBJCSAmA Join girls from all over the state for a hands-on day of nature activities. Girls will learn how they can support environmental issues in their area. Some activities may include leaf art, forest and native animal studies, and how to prevent invasive species. Bring a bag lunch. Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals, Individuals w/adult)

Timber Trails, Friday, 9/24/2015 Save the 6:00 p.m.- Tolland, MA 10/9/15- Date Sunday, 1:00 p.m. 10/11/15 Fee: $55.00 girls $55.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 100/200

Where When Register by Event # Laurel, Saturday, 10/1/2014 PO15065 Lebanon 10/11/14 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $5.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/200

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Songs & Games DBJ

Come together to sing and play. Take the songs, games, and an item you make back to your troop meetings or outings, and let the fun continue! Both are great ways to continue Girl Scout traditions and fill in when you have a few minutes between activities. Juniors can bring them back to younger troops in your town. Snack included. Please bring a water bottle and dress for indoor and outdoor play. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adults)

Where When Register by Event # An-Se-Ox, Oxford

Time Saturday, 9/25/2014 PG15105 3:0010/11/14 5:30 p.m.

Sticky Crafters CSAm

Are you crazy about duct tape? If so, please join us in creating your very own stationery! (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Pattagansett, Thursday, 3/10/2015 East Lyme 3/26/2015

Event # PG15192

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fee: $12.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Sujey Alicea, salicea@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/40

Maria Pratt, Saturday, 9/25/2014 PG15107 9:30 a.m.Torrington 10/11/14 noon. Yankee Trails, Sunday, 9/25/2014 PG15111 Tolland 10/12/14

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Pattagansett, Sunday, 10/17/2014 PG15109 3:00East Lyme 10/26/14 5:30 p.m. Rocky Craig, Saturday, 10/24/2014 PG15110 9:30 a.m.Stamford 11/1/14 noon Candlewood, Tuesday, 10/31/2014 PG15106 9:30 a.m.New Fairfield 11/11/14 noon Merrie-Wood, Tuesday, 10/31/2014 PG15108 9:30 a.m.Manchester 11/11/14 noon Fee: $10.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Linda Kalish, lkalish@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/40

Teddy CSI DB While investigating a crime scene, girls will learn various forensic techniques. Working together, will they answer the question, “Who borrowed Mr. Bear?� Fun patch and snack included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Pattagansett, Saturday 1/7/2015 East Lyme 1/17/2015

Event # PG15183

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An-Se-Ox, Saturday, 1/13/2015 PG15182 Oxford 1/24/2015

Sports Center Overnight BJ

Come spend the night at the Sports Center of Connecticut. Girls will be able to participate in Girl Scout activities and activites in the sports center. In the Rinks, there will be laser tag, ice skating, and basketball; in the Golf Center, there will be mini golf, bowling, batting cages, and a driving range. End the night with a movie. Evening snack, light breakfast, a free pass, and fun patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Sports Center Saturday, 6/15/2015 PG15181 7:00 p.m.- of CT, 6/27/15- Shelton Sunday, 8:30 a.m. 6/28/15

Fee: $55.00 $55.00 adults Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 30/100

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Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $10.00 girls $2.00 adults Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/30

Mall Madness

Mall Madness XIV will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Enfield Square Mall. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. If you have questions or want to volunteer individually or as a troop, contact gabbygail53@cox.net.

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The Great Girl Scout Campout DBJCSAmA Join girls all over Connecticut in a one-night overnight. If you don’t have a backyard, join us at Camp Murray. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Murray, Friday, 9/11/2015 PO15067 6:00 p.m.- East Haven 9/25/15- Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 9/26/15 Fee: $10.00 girls $7.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 40/100

Wacky Spa Concoctions CSAm If you’re into wacky concoctions, then this event is for you! Join us in making different homemade wacky spa items. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by An-Se-Ox, Thursday, 2/20/2015 Oxford 3/5/2015

Event # PG15193

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fee: $12.00 girls $3.00 adults Program Contact: Sujey Alicea, salicea@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 20/35

The Great Girl Scout Campout DBJCSAmA

Join girls all over Connecticut for the third annual Great Girl Scout Campout - a one-night overnight - anywhere you like. Patch included. (For: Families, Individuals w/adult) Where When Register by Event # Time Your Friday, 9/11/2015 PO15068 6:00 p.m.- Backyard 9/25/15- Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 9/26/15

Fee: $3.00 girls $0.00 adults Program Contact: Outdoor Program, camp@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 1/500

Volkswalks

Come out, meet new friends, and take a 10 km (6.2 mile) walk at your own pace. Join us rain or shine! The program contact is an experienced Volkssporter and Girl Scout and is happy to provide participants details beforehand. Walks are recommended for Girl Scout Juniors and older, but experienced Brownie walkers are welcome. Troop Leaders must contact Carol West at least four days prior to the event for specific addresses and to inform her of large groups attending. Please note that walk durations vary with an adult average of two hours. All walks are open to the public. Families are welcome. Fee: free* *Walks are free, but an optional small fee is charged for a recorded Volkswalk credit and award. Contact: Carol West, carol.west@sbcglobal.net Times: approximately 9:00 a.m. – noon Locations/Dates: Wethersfield 9/13/2014 Farmington Valley 10/18/2014 Mystic 11/8/2014 Middletown 12/13/2014 Wallingford 3/14/2015 Hartford 4/11/2015 Wethersfield 5/16/2015 Portland 6/13/2015 Visit www.avaclubs.org/cvvc for more information.

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Wee Faeries in Wonderland DBJ

Follow Alice the faerie down the rabbit hole and tour the Museum’s Wee Faerie Village in a Steampunk’d Wonderland before making a faerie house of your own. After the guided tour, girls will build and decorate their own wee faerie house based on their favorite parts of the Alice story. Girls will take home the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult) Where Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

When Friday, 10/10/2014

Register by 9/26/2014

Event # PG15149

Friday, 10/17/2014

9/26/2014

PG15150

Friday, 10/24/2014

10/3/2014

PG15151

Time: 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. Fee: $14.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

Zoo Day DBJCSAm Do you know why animals live at the zoo? Come learn about animals around the world. Girls will learn about the animals’ habitats, why they are endangered, what they like to eat, and how the zoo is helping them survive. Spend the rest of your day exploring the zoo on your own. Fun patch included. (For: Troops, Families, Individuals w/Adult) Where When Beardsley Zoo, Saturday, Bridgeport 5/2/2015

Register by 4/20/2015

Event # PG15184

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Girl Scout activities and check in will be from 10:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.) Fee: $13.00 girls $13.00 adults Program Contact: Nancy Bajek, nbajek@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 100/1,000

Help your girls discover the fun in engineering!

Junior FIRST LEGO League

is an exciting, hands-on pre-robotics program that is sparking interest in girls everywhere. Teams of six girls ages 6-9 do research on a topic, create a working model, then showcase their projects at an Expo. GSOFCT supplies the equipment. To learn more contact Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org or go to www.usfirst.org.

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Women Artists Then & Now DB

A girl can choose to become an artist today, but this was not always the case. This girl-empowering visit includes an interactive tour of art by three women artists from three different centuries. Girls will discuss the art and history of a painter, a sculptor, and a glass artist before trying their hand at a related creative project. Girls will take home the Florence Griswold Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult) Where Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme

When Saturday, 12/6/2014

Register by 11/19/2014

Event # PG15153

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $14.00 girls $8.00 adults Program Contact: Melanie MacCaskie, mmaccaskie@gsofct.org Min./Max.: 15/25

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2014 QSP Program Be Active and Dive into the QSP Program Exciting new changes to the program this year include Online Nut StoreEmails sent by girls to their friends and family will now include the link to the new online nut store. Customers will have the option to select from over 25 products, pay for their order online, and receive the nuts/candy directly from Ashdon Farms.

To Remember This - A brand new, easy way for family and friends to support Girl Scouts. The girl’s customers can now order photo keepsakes such as photobooks, holiday cards, personalized posters, calendars, and more. This option offers a great way to help people to preserve and share their memories with personalized photo keepsakes using their photos. Troops earn proceeds for every photo keepsake ordered – the same as they do for magazines sold. 

Back for a second year – the Share Program! The Share Program was a huge success last year with over 3,880 cans of nuts donated to the American Red Cross, CT Chapter. Girls can help us to give even more cans this year by asking customers to support this great cause through the purchase of a can of nuts.

Great new product! English Butter Toffee

The QSP Program is GSOFCT’s fall product program that offers an opportunity for people to support Girl Scouts through the purchase of magazines, photo keepsakes, nuts, and candy. The 2014 QSP Program will run from on October 1 to November 1. Nuts and candy will be delivered in early December.

For more information about the QSP Program please contact the Product Sales department at productsales@gsofct.org.

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2014- 2015 Cookie Program There’s Something Amazing INSIDE this year’s Cookie Program!

Do you know what is Amazing Inside the Cookie Program? The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates numerous benefits for girls, the Council, and the community. Through the Cookie Program girls learn five important skills of Goal Setting, Money Management, Decision Making, People Skills, and Business Ethics.

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New for this year • Rah Rah for our New Cookies! A crowd of raisins and Greek yogurt- flavored chips combine to make the new crispy oatmeal cookie, Rah-Rah Raisin, irresistible! • For the first time we will also have a gluten-free cookie available! • Happy Birthday to Samoas – they are turning 40 this year! • New support and training for all Troop Cookie Managers • The most tech-savvy cookie season ever!

The 2014-2015 Cookie Program starts with Election Day Booth Sales in November then continues: Order taking starts on January 2, 2015 Goal Getter orders - February 1, 2015 to March 29, 2015 Cookie Delivery on February 28 and March 1, 2015

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Troop proceeds remain at $0.75 with the additional $0.10 option for older girls. Booth Sale Bonus – Troops earn $20.00 for every 20 cases ordered on initial delivery. Cookie Rallies - Don’t forget to attend Cookie Rallies on January 10 at Westfield Meriden Shopping Mall, Crystal Mall, The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, and Danbury Fair Mall.

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Return of our successful Cookies for Heroes Program. Girls can once again help send more than 135,000 boxes of cookies for our military personnel and veterans, both here at home and abroad as well as our community heroes.

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Election Day Booth Sales Troops can participate in booth sales this November during the week of Election Day. Spread the word and let your customers know that they can purchase their favorite cookies this fall! Trefoils, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Savannah Smiles, Do-si-dos, and Samoas will all be available, and our new cookie, Rah-Rah Raisins, will be making its debut! Customers will love the oatmeal, raisins, and Greek yogurt-flavored pieces that make this cookie delicious and unique. Troop Leaders and girls may want to buy a box (or a few!) just for themselves! Not only will customers be happy, but troops and girls will also benefit from participating in booth sales. Girls continue to develop important skills in goal setting, money management, decision making, business ethics, and people skills while planning for, holding, and using proceeds from their booths. Troops will earn funds to be used for upcoming projects and events. Be sure to mark your troop calendar so that you do not miss out on this great opportunity! Election Day Booth Basics All registered troops and girls from Daisies through Ambassadors may hold an Election Day Booth Sale with appropriate adult supervision. Booth sales may be held from November 1 through 9, 2014. Booths can be set up at local polling places, businesses, schools, and events in your area. Troops who would like to hold a booth must reserve cookies by completing the Election Day Booth Sales Cookie Reservation form found on the homepage at gsofct.org no later than Friday, September 26, 2014. Troops may begin reserving cookies on August 8, 2014. The standard order of 20 cases will be given to troops on consignment for their booth sale. Only cookies picked up for this sale may be sold; troops may not sell cookies from the 2014 Cookie Program or past sales. Girls are encouraged to offer Cookies for Heroes or other Gift of Caring options to their customers. Cookies for Heroes boxes are paid for by customers and then donated by the council to active military members at home and overseas, to veterans, and to local heroes.

If you have any questions regarding the process of Election Day Booth sales please email: productsales@gsofct.org

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Election Day Booth Sales Booth Recognitions and Proceeds Girls can earn a special patch for holding a successful booth sale! To earn the patch, troops must pick up and return cookies at their scheduled time, offer Gift of Caring cookies to their customers, and provide their deposit confirmation to the council when cookies are returned. Troops who do not return cookies must submit their deposit confirmation before Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Cookies are sold for $4.00 per box and troops will receive $.75 for each box sold. Troops can earn an additional $20.00 bonus for selling 20 cases of cookies. Guidelines for a Successful Election Day Booth Sale! Speak with your Service Unit Manager or Service Unit Cookie Manager to learn about the procedure for scheduling and securing a booth site in your area. All booth site locations, days, and times must be approved by the Service Unit.

The Product Sales Team will contact troops in October to assign cookie pick-up dates and locations. Cookies will be picked up from a Council Service Center or a cookie cupboard in your community. Any unsold cookies must be returned on assigned day to a location given to you by your Product Sales Manager. Payment to Council must be made within 48 hours of your booth sale. Payments can be made online or at any Webster Bank. Deposit tickets will be available at cookie pick-up. To make an online payment, go to gsofct.org and click the Make A Payment link. Proof of payment for the amount due to Council must be presented when returning unsold cookies, or in the case of a sell out, provided to your Product Sales Manager no later than November 12, 2014. To be eligible to hold an Election Day Booth Sale, your troop must participate in the 2014 QSP Program and make a commitment to sell in the 2015 Cookie Program. If you have any questions about Election Day Booth sales, please email productsales@gsofct.org.

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Girl Scout History GSOFCT Museum

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 used the museum for ceremonies, special meetings, and when working on Girl Scout Ways badges. There is no fee to visit the museum. During the school year, it is open the first Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the third Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Additional visits may be scheduled by contacting program@gsofct.org. We will do our best to meet your needs; those scheduled during regular GSOFCT business hours are met most easily.

Historical Suitcases

Bring history to your troop meeting or local event! The GSOFCT Historical Committee has created several suitcases with various uniforms, accessories, and handbooks. There is no fee to borrow these suitcases, but they must be picked up from and returned to the North Haven Service Center. Borrowers are held responsible for the contents. Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible and during times of high demand, may not be able to be met. There are two types of suitcases: General Suitcases with uniforms that may be carefully tried on for indoor meetings or fashion shows, and Parade Suitcases (very limited in quantity) with uniforms that may be worn during parades. Contact program@gsofct.org for more information on borrowing these or other historical items.

Be a Part of Preserving and Sharing Girl Scout History! Historical Committee & Museum Volunteers: Interested in volunteering for the museum or the Historical Committee? We’re looking for friendly and responsible people to host museum open hours, creative souls to design hands-on rotating museum activities and displays, and detailed oriented people to assist with cataloging and preserving artifacts, preparing suitcases for loan, or making repairs to uniforms. Donating items: Donations of Girl Scout Historical items are welcome. While not all may be placed in the Museum, our charge is to preserve historical items related to Connecticut. Photos, uniforms, handbooks, and other Girl Scout memorabilia tell our story - especially when combined with a person’s name, location and if possible, oral history. Together it gives a snapshot of a place, person, or time. Service Unit Historian: Girls or adults may wish to record your Service Unit’s year. Create a snapshot in time with photos, troop rosters, list of activities, perhaps a few notes from various people about what they’d like to tell a future Girl Scout about their year. For more information, visit the Participate tab at gsofct.org and click on Programs and Activities, and the History button. Contact historical@gsofct.org if you’d like to help preserve and share our history.

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Program-in- a-Box What is a Program-in-a-Box?

They are rental boxes that contain activity ideas, tips, adult guide, and most of the supplies needed for fun exploration of specific topics. Boxes are rented for $15 for up to four weeks. They may be picked up in the North Haven office or mailed to you for an additional $15 shipping and handling. Timely return of these boxes is important and the responsibility of the renter.

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How do I go about renting a box?

Using the Program Box Reservation form, submit your first and alternate choices for boxes, along with the fee, to the Program Department at the North Haven Service Center a minimum of two weeks in advance of the date it will leave the office. Boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive confirmation of your reservation or notification if the box is unavailable at the time of request.

What do the letter symbols after the box title indicate?

Letters inside parentheses indicate which Girl Scout grade level it is intended for. BD indicates the box has some of the activities and supplies in a particular badge. P indicates it supports a GSOFCT patch program. J indicates a Journey based box, which focuses on the initial “sample sessions” with ideas and resources to extend the experience.

Where can I find more information?

Find Program Box Summaries and the reservation form in either the online Resource and Form Library or on the Participate tab of gsofct.org, or by contacting program@gsofct.org. Visit the Participate tab to see photos and more info on Programs-in-a-Box.

What Programs-in-a-Box can I rent? A World of Girls (B) J Agent of Change (J) J aMUSE (J) J Between Earth and Sky (D) J Brownie Quest (B) J Compass (J-A) Count It Up! (D) BD Daisy Flower Garden (D) J Detective (J) BD Get Moving (J) J Girl Scout Way (B) BD Grief and Loss (B/J) no fee Healthy Habits (D/B) Home Scientist (B) BD

It’s Knot Hard (J-A) Juggling (All) P Jump Ropes and Parachute (All) Let’s Talk about Bullying (B/J) Letterboxer (B) BD Living Drug-free (All) My Best Self (B) BD Plate Spinner (All) P Senses (B) BD Social Butterfly (J) BD Three Cheers for Animals (D) J Traveling Juliette (All) WOW! Wonders of Water (B) J

( ) indicates Girl Scout grade level BD = Supports a badge J = Supports a Journey P = Supports a Patch

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Kids on the Block Kids on the Block are educational puppets that bring children an understanding of disability awareness, educational differences, and social concerns. The program promotes acceptance of differences in others. Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors may take training to become Kids On The Block Puppeteers, presenting in their area. Girl Scout Troops and Service Units may request a trained troupe’s presentation. Requests will be honored based on availability of the puppeteers and puppets. Girl Scouts of Connecticut has the following scripts: • AIDS • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention • Being a Child of Divorced Parents • Bullies and School Safety • Combating Childhood Obesity and Overweight • Deafness • Down Syndrome • Gangs, Violence, and Prejudice • Healthy Eating and Dental Care

• Learning Disabilities • Multiculturalism • Sexual Abuse • Sibling of a Child with a Disability • Vandalism Prevention • Safety on the Go • What It’s Like To Be Blind • What it’s Like To Be Physically Abused • What It’s Like To Have Cerebral Palsy and Use a Wheel Chair

Kids on the Block Special Interest Group Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors may join this special interest group. Girls will be trained to become puppeteers and may participate in group activities. Girls in troops and individually registered girls are welcome to join. This volunteer led group meets once a month in the Montville (Southeastern CT) area. For more information on becoming a puppeteer, joining the special interest group, or requesting a presentation, visit the Participate tab of gsofct.org or contact Sujey Alicea at salicea@gsofct.org or at 1(800) 922-2770 ext. 3321.

Onsite Lending Library If you’d like to explore the Daisy, Brownie, or Junior It’s Your Planet - Love it! Journeys, try these lending library boxes. Visit one of these camps and request to use Between Earth and Sky, WOW! or Get Moving! box. When you send us your reservation confirmation, we’ll send you the code for the box’s lock. Before you go, view the first two session outlines and packing list on the Program Resources page, under Programs & Activities on the Participate tab of gsofct.org. Use the materials during your visit at camp, at no additional cost. Depending on how long and when you visit camp you may have a site usage fee. See Volunteer Essentials Chapter 10 for information on reserving space at camps. Users are responsible for any missing or broken materials in the box. Lending Library boxes are located at: Rocky Craig, Troop House • Merrie-Wood, Lodge • Pattagansett, Lodge, Room B • An-Se-Ox, Lodge, Cozy Corner

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How do I reserve it? First, using the site reservation form, reserve the building you’d like to visit. After you receive your site confirmation, email program@gsofct.org with the site, date, and your Girl Scout program level. We’ll send you the code to open the onsite lending library box. To ensure the libraries are kept in good condition, we’ll ask you to complete a simple pre- and post-use inventory. Visit the Participate tab for more information and to see session instructions and tips on what to bring when using the library. Is there a fee? Depending on when you reserve the site, there may be the usual site usage fee. You can use these and other program sites for free for three hours or less, Sunday afternoon until Thursday. Since this is an onsite lending library, there is no fee to use it, but all materials must be kept on site in good condition. Fees will be charged to replace missing or damaged materials.

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Council’s Own Patches and Badges, and Other Organization’s Awards Council’s Own Patches

Girl Scouts of Connecticut has several patch programs in which girls may participate. Girls take part in themed activities to complete the patch programs. Most patches are available for purchase in GSOFCT council shops and online. Full information regarding the program activities may be found in the Resource and Form Library at gsofct.org, under Girl Program, GSOFCT Badge and Patch Programs.

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Patch Programs Include: Treasure the Past Living the Law (pin) Flat Juliette S’More Girls at Camp Connie the Caterpillar Live Healthy, Lead Healthy Fitness Challenge Love Your Liver Juggler Plate Spinning Home to Home Letterboxing Galactic Explorer

Faith Awards

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

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation recognizes the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities. Girl Scouts of Connecticut is an authorizing agency for these awards and our application can be found in the Resource and Form Library at gsofct.org. The number of volunteer hours required for the Bronze, Silver, and Gold level of this award varies according to age. Please see the application for more information. Award packets containing a pin and certificate are $10 each. In order to save on shipping and handling costs, GSOFCT places three orders per year: October 15, January 15, and April 15. Please be sure that all hours included on the application are actually volunteering to help others of your free will. For example: We do not accept hours visiting sites to learn more about a topic, hours driving to a site to volunteer, mandated volunteer hours, etc. For more information, contact program@gsofct.org.

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Program Resources Pen Pals

While connecting with girls in other parts of Connecticut, increase girls’ literacy skills and help them learn more about our state! Submit a Pen Pal Request form, found in the Resource and Form Library at gsofct.org, and our Pen Pal volunteer will do her best to find a Connecticut match for you. One of the best things about having Connecticut pen pals is that girls have more opportunities to meet in person.

Letterboxing

Join in on the fun of letterboxing! This is a combination of scavenger hunt, map reading, and a hike. Follow clues to find a “planted” letterbox at one of our Outdoor Program Centers. Once you find the box, you can mark your logbook with the stamp found inside, stamp the logbook with your personal stamp, and return it to the box. General information about letterboxing can be found at www.letterboxing.org. For more information about letterboxing at one of our sites, contact camp@gsofct.org. Remember to look for letterboxing events in this book as well!

Live Healthy, Lead Healthy boxes at Service Centers

Live Healthy, Lead Healthy is a GSOFCT initiative focusing on nutrition, fitness, and stress reduction. The program can be done as a series, using the curriculum found online or in the kit, or by completing some of these activities as a patch program. This program is geared for Daisies through Juniors. Through a grant, we are able to offer lending support kits at each Service Center. The kits have printed versions of the curriculum, extra copies of the Healthy Habits booklets, and some simple supplies. Contact hgranfield@gsofct.org to connect with the staff person responsible for the kit at your nearest Service Center.

Braille Books

A generous grant provided GSOFCT with Braille copies of all The Girl’s Guides to Girl Scouting, Badge sets, Journey adult guides, and Girl Journey books. We have lending sets available at each Service Center. For more information, contact program@gsofct.org.

Grief and Loss Program-in-a-Box

Helpful when there is a loss in a family or group, the Grief and Loss box contains ideas to help girls develop loss awareness through literature, art, and interactive activities. Books include story books for younger girls, teen appropriate books, and well as informational books for adults working with youth. Grief and Loss boxes are located in each of our Service Centers, and require no rental fee. Contact program@gsofct.org.

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Techbridge Kits

Techbridge Kits provide hands-on exploration of STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) and related careers. Each box contains a guide and materials for the activities, and may be rented for a fee. Most kits are geared for Juniors and older. The five topic themes include: Power it Up, Design Time, Make it Green, Engineers to the Rescue, and Thrill Builders. To help facilitators become familiar with the activities and concepts, there are online instructional video clips. For more information visit the Participate tab of gsofct.org or contact Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org.

Gold Award Scholarships

Girls who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award by April 1 of their high school senior year and are entering college as a freshman the following fall, or who have earned the Gold Award after April 1 before their college freshman year and are entering as a college sophomore may apply for the following $1,000 scholarships. The Bea Okwu and the Emily Chaison scholarship forms may be found in the Gold section of the Participate tab at gsofct. org. The Connecticut Elks also offer a scholarship. The application for this is usually posted in the same area by February 1. All applications are due on April 1. Girls are also encouraged to visit the GSUSA website for a national Gold Award scholarship search engine.

Gold Award Grants

Through the support of Deloitte, GSOFCT is able to offer a very limited number of $100 Gold Award mini grants for approved projects. Contact your Gold Award mentor for more information.

Troop and Service Unit Program Support

If you are planning a Service Unit event and looking for ideas or a resource contact, consider contacting the Program Department at program@gsofct.org. Let us know what type of event you are planning and the program person with expertise in that area will contact you. We’re happy to talk through ideas to help you in your planning. Also, in the Resource and Form Library, you’ll find the Heart Sisters event plan. This includes activity station ideas, supply lists, table tents, and invitations for a healthy living focused event. This is a great girl, girl and special someone, or recruitment event, that supports the Live Healthy, Lead Healthy patch program.

GSOFCT Chorus

The GSOFCT Girls Chorus for Cadettes and older gets together during the year for practice to learn new songs for social events and for performances. While some activities are optional, prior to a performance, there usually is a required session. This year they will be performing at the Fun Fest in Durham, CT on May 16, 2015. For more information contact Sue Wilber at Birdiesuew@aol.com.


Events and Series Alpha Index A Bug’s Life B 15 A Day in the Life J 19 Advanced Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA 37 Adventure Day- Climbing and Zipline JCSAmA 37 Allez Cuisine! Overnight C 23 aMaze Weekend C 23 aMUSE Overnight J 19 Animal Adventure D 13 Animal Expedition D 13 Archery - Beginner JCSAmA 37 Archery - Intermediate JCSAmA 37 Archery Club JCSAmA 37 Around the World DBJ 37 Beadie Buddies DBJ 38 Beginner Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA 38 Biomedical Engineering: Getting Hip to Your Kneeds C 23 Bling it Out J 19 Boston Day Trip CSAm 38 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover C 23 Breaking the Image Myth C 23 Breathe Weekend C 24 Bronze Award J 34 Brownie Girl Scout Way B 15 Brownie Senses B 15 Brrring on Winter! Overnight C 24 Camp Chef Series JC 39 Celebrate the Seasons Overnight C 24 Cook it Up SAm 29 Cookie Program DBJCSAm 55 Cookie Rally DBJCSAm 46 Council Shop 9 Councils Own Patches and Badges DBJCSAm 61 Crew: Free Being Me SAm 29 Daisy’s Ways D 13 Dare to Dream CSAm 39 Design and Discover J 19 destinations CSAm 32 Discovery Astronomy Club JC 39 Discovery Challenger Mission C 24 Discovery Challenger Mission SAm 29 Dolly & Me Tea DBJ 39 Drawing Ourselves B 16 Drawn to It J 19 Earth Day Crew SAmA 30 Earth Day Event DBJCSAmA 40

Earth Hour Program J 19 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Andromeda J 20 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Constellations DB 40 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Deep Sky C 25 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club - Mars C 25 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club - Mars SAm 30 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Overnight JCSAmA 40 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Telescope buying DBJCSAmA 40 Election Day Booth Sales DBJCSAm 56,57 Enchanted Fairies DB 40 Engineering for Brownies B 16 Engineering is SWEet C 25 Engineers to the Rescue C 25 Explore, Design, Build, Teach - Overnight SAm 30 Exploring Hammonasset JC 41 Extreme Climbing and Rappelling JCSAmA 41 Finding Common Ground C 25 Florence Griswold’s Remarkable HERstory J 20 Free Being Me Overnight J 20 Free Being Me! BJ 41 Frosty Festivities Overnight J 20 Fun Fest DBJCSAmA 33,42 Fun with Flowers J 20 Future POTUS J 20 Galactic Explorers CSAm 42 Galactic Girls B 16 GE: What’s in a Career? CSAm 42 Get Inspired! JCSAm 42 Getting Your Hands Dirty B 16 Girl Power Workshop - Women in the Workplace C 26 Girl Scout Day with the Hartford Hawks BJ 43 Girl Scouts of Connecticut Chorus CSAm 27 Gold Award Sam 35 Girl Scout Traditions B 17 Girl Scout Traditions D 13 GSOFCT Signature Programs 10,11 Hats Off CSAmA 43 Hats Off JCSAmA 43 Haunted Hike DBJCSAmFamilies 43 Haunted Hike Crew CSAm 43 Haunted Hike Crew (Tour Guides) CSAm 44

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Events and Series Alpha Index Haunted Hike Decorating Pumpkins DBJCSAmFamilies 44 Haunted Hike Patches DBJCSAmFamilies 43 Haunted Hike Pumpkin Patch DBJCSAmFamilies 44 Haunted Hike Scarecreature Trail DBJCSAmFamilies 44 How to Register 4 Intro to Climbing JCSAmA 44 Jitterbugs JC 45 Junior First LEGO League Age 6-9 53 Just For Girls DBJCSAm Adults 45 Keepers of The Earth - Crew SAmA 30 Keepers of the Earth - Day Program DBJCSAmA 45 Keepers of the Earth - Overnight DBJCSAmA 45 Kids on the Block CSAm 60 Kitchen Kemistry J 21 Laurelei’s Letterboxing Adventure CREW SAm 30 Laurelei’s Letterboxing Adventure Weekend JCSAmA 46 Laurelei’s Letterboxing Challenge DBJCSAmA 46 Let’s Talk about Healthy Eating DBJ 46 Let’s Talk Bullying Prevention DBJ 46 Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA 47 LPGA - USGA Girls Golf BJC 47 Mall Madness DBJCSAm 51 MasterCard: Girls4Tech grade 5-6 41 Media Mask SAm 31 Merrill Lynch: Money Matter$ CSAm 47 Mystic Day DBJCSAm 48 Mystic Seaport sleepover CSAm 48 National Girls and Women in Sports Day Grades 5-8 48 National Program Portfolio 8 NYC Day Trip CSAm 48 Once Upon a Palette B 17 Onsite Lending Library DBJ 60 Pathways Participation 7 Pattagansett Staycation DBJCSAmA 49 Perseids Meteor Shower DBJCSAmA 49 Powder Puff Derby DBJCSAm 49 Program in a Box DBJCSAm 59 Program Resources 62 Program Services Directory 6

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QSP program DBJCSAm 54 Quassy Day DBJCSAm 49 Quinnetukut Connections J 21 Recycled Runway: a Doll Pageant DBJCSAm 49 Rip, Tear, Fold, and Glue C 26 School’s Out Adventure Days BJCS 50 Science Time Overnight B 17 Silver Award C 34 Silver Award Webinar C 26 Sisterhood of the Trees - Crew SAmA 31 Sisterhood of the Trees - Day Program DBJCSAmA 50 Sisterhood of the Trees - Overnight DBJCSAmA 50 Skate with Lady Bobcats DBJCSAm 45 Someone Special and Me DBJCSAmA 50 Songs & Games DBJ 51 Sow What Weekend S 29 Sports Center overnight BJ 51 Sticky Crafters CSAm 51 Super Sleuths Overnight J 21 SWE: Be That Engineer Event J 21 T.R.E.C. age 11-17 38 Take off at the New England Air Museum DBJCSAm 47 Teddy CSI DB 51 The Great Girl Scout Campout DBJCSA Adults 52 Travel CSAm 32 Travelers: It All Adds Up C 27 Upcycling SAm 31 VolksWalks BJCSAm 52 Wacky Spa Concoctions CSAm 52 Wee Faeries in Wonderland DBJ 53 Winter Wonderlands Camping C 27 Women Artists Then & Now DB 53 Women Artists Then & Now J 21 Women Artists Then & Now SAm 31 Working Girl SAm 31 WOW! For Cadettes C 27 Zoo Day DBJCSAm 53 Zoo in the Sky D 13


Events and Series Chronological Index September 2014 24-25 Haunted Hike Patches DBJCSAmFamilies 43 26-28 Just for Girls DBJCSAmA 45 24 Upcycling SAm 31 24 Wee Faeries in Wonderland DBJ 53 Adventure Day- Climbing and Zipline JCSAmA 37 Oct-2014 25 25 Haunted Hike DBJCSAmFamilies 43 1- 11/1 QSP program DBJCSAm 54 25 Haunted Hike Crew (Tour Guides) CSAm 44 4 Intro to Climbing CSAmA 44 26 Advanced Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA 37 4 Intro to Climbing JC 44 26 Beginner Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA 38 5 Archery - Beginner JCSAmA 37 26 Songs & Games DBJ 51 5 Archery - Intermediate JCSAmA 37 5 Quassy Day DBJCSAm 49 November 2014 7 Animal Expedition D 13 1 Engineering is SWEet C 25 9 Animal Expedition D 13 1 Intro to Climbing CSAmA 44 10- 11 Sisterhood of the Trees - Crew SAmA 31 1 Intro to Climbing JCA 44 10-12 Someone Special & Me DBJCSAmA 50 1 Songs & Games DBJ 51 10 Wee Faeries in Wonderland DBJ 53 1-2 Super Sleuths Overnight J 21 11 Adventure Day- Climbing and Zipline JCSAmA 37 1-9 Election Day Booth sales DBJCSAm 56-57 11 A Bug’s Life B 15 4 Animal Adventure D 13 11 A Day in the Life J 19 4 Quinnetukut Connections J 21 11 A Day in the Life J 19 5 Animal Adventure D 13 11 Animal Expedition D 13 6 Animal Adventure D 13 11 Sisterhood of the Trees - Day Program DBJCSAmA 50 6 Quinnetukut Connections J 21 11-12 Sisterhood of the Trees - Overnight DBJCSAmA 50 7 Animal Adventure D 13 11 Songs & Games DBJ 51 7-9 Crew: Free Being Me SAm 29 12 Archery Club (series begins) JCSAmA 37 8 Breaking the Image Myth C 23 12 Songs & Games DBJ 51 8 Extreme Climbing and Rappelling JCSAmA 41 13 School’s Out Adventure Days BJCS 50 8 Free Being Me! BJ 41 14 A Bug’s Life B 15 8 Galactic Girls B 16 14 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 8 Intro to Climbing JCA 44 14 Quinnetukut Connections J 21 10 Silver Award Webinar C 26 16 A Bug’s Life B 15 11 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 16 Quinnetukut Connections J 21 11 School’s Out Adventure Days BJCS 50 17-19 aMaze Weekend C 23 11 Songs & Games DBJ 51 17 Wee Faeries in Wonderland DBJ 53 14-16 Crew: Free Being Me SAm 29 18 A Bug’s Life B 15 14 Hats Off CSAmA 43 18 Animal Expedition D 13 14 Hats Off JCSAmA 43 18 Archery - Beginner JCSAmA 37 15 Breaking the Image Myth C 23 18 Archery - Intermediate JCSAmA 37 15 Free Being Me! BJ 41 18 Extreme Climbing and Rappelling JCSAmA 41 15 Hats Off JCSAmA 43 18 Intro to Climbing JC 44 15 Women Artists Then & Now SAm 31 8-20 T.R.E.C. age 11-17 38 16 Hats Off JCSAmA 43 18 Upcycling SAm 31 21 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club 22 Haunted Hike Decorating Pumpkins D BJCSAmFamilies 44 Telescope buying DBJCSAmA 40 23 Haunted Hike Decorating Pumpkins D BJCSAmFamilies 44 22 Adventure Day- Climbing and Zipline JCSAmA 37 23 Haunted Hike Pumpkin Patch DBJCSAmFamilies 44 22 Design and Discover J 19 23 Working Girl SAm 31 22 Girl Scout Traditions D 13 23 Haunted Hike Scarecreature Trail DBJCSAmFamilies 44 23 Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA 47 24 Discovery Astronomy Club (series begins) JC 39 24 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club December 2014 Andromeda J 20 2 Drawing Ourselves B 16 24 Haunted Hike DBJCSAmFamilies 43 3 Drawing Ourselves B 16 24-25 Haunted Hike Crew CSAm 43 4 Drawing Ourselves B 16 24 Haunted Hike Crew (Tour Guides) CSAm 44 Program Resource Guide

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Events and Series Chronological Index 13 Silver Award Webinar C 26 14 Beadie Buddies DBJ 38 17 Finding Common Ground C 25 19 Finding Common Ground C 25 20 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club - Mars C 25 20 Finding Common Ground C 25 21 Around the World DBJ 37 21 Finding Common Ground C 25 21 Rip, Tear, Fold, and Glue C 26 24 Future POTUS J 20 25 Future POTUS J 20 26 Cook it Up SAm 29 27 Cook it Up SAm 29 JCSAmA 40 28-3/1 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38 DBJCSAm 55 January 2015 28-3/31 Cookie Booth Sales 28-3/1 Cookie Delivery DBJCSAm 55 2 Cookie Order taking starts DBJCSAm 55 6 Daisy’s Ways D 13 March 2015 7 Daisy’s Ways D 13 1 Brownie Senses B 15 8 Daisy’s Ways D 13 3 Brownie Senses B 15 9 Daisy’s Ways D 13 3 Camp Chef Series (series begins) JC 39 10 Cookie Rally DBJCSAm 46 4 Brownie Senses B 15 11 Galactic Explorers (series begins) CSAm 42 4 Camp Chef Series (series begins) JC 39 13 Brownie Girl Scout Way B 15 5 Brownie Senses B 15 13 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 5 Camp Chef Series (series begins) JC 39 14 Brownie Girl Scout Way B 15 5 Future POTUS J 20 15 Brownie Girl Scout Way B 15 5 Wacky Spa Concoctions CSAm 52 15 Silver Award Webinar C 26 6-7 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38 16 Brownie Girl Scout Way B 15 6 Future POTUS J 20 17 Kitchen Kemistry J 21 7 Mall Maddness DBJCSAm 51 17 Teddy CSI DB 51 10 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 17 Women Artists Then & Now J 21 13-14 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38 20 Jitterbugs JC 45 14-15 Allez Cuisine! Overnight C 23 22 Jitterbugs JC 45 14 Galactic Girls B 16 23 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club - Mars SAm 30 14 Silver Award Webinar C 26 23-24 Engineers to the Rescue C 25 19 Media Mask SAm 31 23-24 Winter Wonderlands Camping C 27 20 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club 24 Cook it Up SAm 29 Constellations DB 40 24 Jitterbugs JC 45 20 Florence Griswold’s Remarkable HERstory J 20 24 Teddy CSI DB 51 20-21 Science Time Overnight B 17 31 Cook it Up SAm 29 21 Media Mask SAm 31 31 Girl Scout Traditions B 17 21-22 Science Time Overnight B 17 31 National Girls and Women in Sports Day 22 Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA 47 University of New Haven Grades 5-8 48 Sticky Crafters CSAm 51 26 Discovery Challenger Mission SAm 29 February 2015 27 27-28 Explore, Design, Build, Teach - Overnight SAm 30 1-3/24 Cookie Goal Getter Orders DBJCSAm 55 28-29 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover C 23 1 National Girls and Women in Sports Day 28 Earth Hour Program J 19 Fairfield University Grades 5-8 48 28 Engineering for Brownies B 16 7 Bling it Out J 19 28 Getting Your Hands Dirty B 16 7 Kitchen Kemistry J 21 28 Media Mask SAm 31 10 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 31 Fun with Flowers J 20 Girl Scouts of Connecticut 5-6 5 5-6 6-7 6 6 7 9 11 12-13 13-14 27-28

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Events and Series Chronological Index April 2015 June 2015 6-7 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38 2 Fun with Flowers J 20 12 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 4 Fun with Flowers J 20 13 NYC Day Trip CSAm 48 4 Fun with Flowers J 20 19-21 Breathe Weekend C 24 9 Silver Award Webinar C 26 25 Exploring Hammonasset JC 41 10-11 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38 27-28 Sports Center overnight BJ 51 11 Let’s Talk about Healthy Eating DBJ 46 11 Let’s Talk Bullying Prevention DBJ 46 July 2015 11-12 Mystic Seaport sleepover CSAm 48 3-5 Pattagansett Staycation DBJCSAmA 49 12 SWE: Be That Engineer Event J 21 9 Exploring Hammonasset JC 41 13 GE: What’s in a Career? CSAm 42 14 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 14 Girl Power Workshop - Women in 16 Exploring Hammonasset JC 41 the Workplace C 26 14 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 August 2015 15 Travelers: It All Adds Up C 27 7 Perseids Meteor Shower DBJCSAmA 49 16 Merrill Lynch: Money Matter$ CSAm 47 11 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 17 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club 28 LPGA - USGA Girls Golf (series begins) BJC 47 Constellations DB 40 28-30 Pattagansett Staycation DBJCSAmA 49 17 MasterCard: Girls4Tech grade 5-6 41 18 Biomedical Engineering: Getting Hip to September 2015 Your Kneeds C 23 8 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 18 Dare to Dream CSAm 39 12 Boston Day Trip CSAm 38 18 Drawn to It J 19 18-20 Sow What Weekend S 29 18 Get Inspired! JCSAm 42 25-27 Just For Girls DBJCSAm Adults 45 18 Working Girl SAm 31 25-26 Laurelei’s Letterboxing Adventure CREW SAm 30 24-25 Earth Day Crew SAmA 30 25-27 Laurelei’s Letterboxing Adventure CREW SAm 30 24-25 Engineers to the Rescue C 25 25-27 Laurelei’s Letterboxing Adventure 24 LPGA - USGA Girls Golf (series begins) BJC 47 Weekend JCSAmA 46 25 Earth Day Event DBJCSAmA 40 25-26 The Great Girl Scout Campout DBJCSAmA 52 25 Mystic Day DBJCSAm 48 26 Laurelei’s Letterboxing Challenge DBJCSAmA 46 25-26 Mystic Seaport sleepover CSAm 48 25 Zoo in the Sky D 13 October 2015 SAmA 30 May 2015 9-10 Keepers of The Earth - Crew 9-11 Someone Special and Me DBJCSAmA 50 1 Discovery Challenger Mission C 24 10 Keepers of the Earth - Day Program DBJCSAmA 45 2 Dolly & Me Tea DBJ 39 10-11 Keepers of the Earth - Overnight DBJCSAmA 45 2 Zoo Day DBJCSAm 53 3 Letterboxing Hike DBJCSAmA 47 TBD 2015 and TBD 2016 4 Silver Award Webinar C 26 Skate with Lady Bobcats DBJCSAm 45 8-9 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38 TBD Powder Puff Derby DBJCSAm 49 9-10 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38 TBD Recycled Runway: a Doll Pageant DBJCSAm 49 9 Once Upon a Palette B 17 TBD winter WOW! For Cadettes C 27 12 Gold Award Webinar SAm 35 15 Eastern CT Girl Scout Astronomy Club Deep Sky C 25 16 Fun Fest DBJCSAmA 42 29-30 Boston Museum of Science Sleepover BJ 38

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Service Centers

Outdoor Program Centers

1 (800) 922-2770

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Bridgeport Service Center

(Meetings by appointment only) 87 Washington Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604-3800 (203) 334-3145

Hartford Service Center

340 Washington Street Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 522-0163

Lebanon Service Center

175 Clubhouse Road Lebanon, CT 06249 (860) 423-5502

North Haven Service Center

20 Washington Avenue North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 239-2922

Waterbury Service Center

171 Grandview Avenue, Suite 102 Waterbury, CT 06708 (203) 757-1340

Wilton Service Center

529 Danbury Road Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 762-5557

Be prepared! Always consult a map. Please note some camp addresses may not be found on a GPS or other mapping systems. Find directions at gsofct.org Click on the Participate tab, select Property information and Tours, click on camp profile of choice.

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Aspetuck 88 Old Easton Turnpike, Weston, CT 06883 Candlewood 29 Bogus Hill Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812 Carlson 700 Willis Street, Bristol, CT 06010 Iwakta 11 Grantville Road, Norfolk, CT 06508 Katoya 71 Country Lane, Milford, CT 06461 Laurel 175 Clubhouse Road, Lebanon, CT 06249 Maria Pratt 1145 Brandy Hill Road, Torrington, CT 06790 Merrie Bee Cabin 75 Old Norwalk Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 Merrie-Wood 650 Gardner Street, Manchester, CT 06040 Murray 2 Sperry Lane, East Haven, CT 06512 Pattagansett 121 Upper Pattagansett Road, East Lyme, CT 06333 Rocky Craig 69 Guinea Road, Stamford, CT 06903 Timber Trails 1266 East Otis Road, Tolland, MA 01034 Use directions found on gsofct.org. Other sources may be inaccurate. Yankee Trails 343 Plains Road, Tolland, CT 06084

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Journey Weekends at Laurel aMaze, October 17-19, 2014 Register by September 26, 2014 For Cadette Troops and Individuals w/Adult Breathe, June 19-21, 2015 Register by May 18, 2015 For Cadette Troops and Individuals w/Adult Sow What, September 18-20, 2015 Register by August 21, 2015 For Senior Troops and Individuals w/Adult

Concurrent sessions for girls and adults. $60 per person includes meals, snacks, supplies, Journey book(s) and, upon completion of Take Action Project, awards.

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Fun Fest

Join Girl Scout Troops, families, and friends at the Durham Fairgrounds on Saturday, Ma y 16, 2015! At Fun Fest, you’ll do a little bit of eve rything. Learn about Girl Scout history, practice you r golf swing, relax with a picnic or ice cream, climb on the inflatable obstacle course, listen to music or sing along, try some hands-on STEM activities or a new style of dance, and more! While our overarching theme is It’s Your Story-Tell It!, you’ll find a wid e range of things to do. Watch for Fun Fest schedule updates and participat ing partners at gsofct.org. Activities, patch, ice cream, and off site parking and bussing are included. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and clo se at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in planning and helping at the Fun Fes t, email program@gsofct.org. Early Bird Fee: $20 until January 9, 2015 Regular price: $25 until May 1, 201 5 At the door: $35 (Patch and ice cre am as available)

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Consider helping plan and make an International Camporee come to life! Email camp@gsofct.org for more information.

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The Girl Scout Leadership Experience Girl Scout Processes Activities are... Girl Led Learning by Doing Cooperative Learning

Our keys to girl leadership are... Discover Girls develop a strong sense of self. Girls develop positive values. Girls gain practical life skills. Girls seek challenges in the world. Girls develop critical thinking skills.

Connect Girls develop healthy relationships. Girls promote cooperation and team building. Girls can resolve conflicts. Girls advance diversity in a multicultural world. Girls feel connected to their communities, locally and globally.

When the Three Keys to Leadership and Girl Scout Processes are combined: • Girls gain specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and values in Girl Scouting. • Girls lead with courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.

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Take Action Girls can identify community needs. Girls are resourceful problem solvers. Girls advocate for themselves and others, locally and globally. Girls educate and inspire others to act. Girls feel empowered to make a difference in the world.

Girl Scouts ayuda a las niñas a desarrollar el valor, la confianza en sí mismas, y los principios para hacer del mundo un mejor lugar. Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

La Promesa de las Girl Scouts Por mi honor, yo trataré: De servir a Dios y a mi patria, ayudar a las personas en todo momento, y vivir conforme a la Ley de las Girl Scouts.

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

La Ley de las Girl Scouts Yo me esforzaré por Ser honrada y justa cordial y servicial, considerada y compasiva, valiente y fuerte, y responsable de lo que digo y hago, y por respetarme a mí misma y a los demás respetar la autoridad usar los recursos de manera prudente, hacer del mundo un lugar mejor, y ser hermana de cada una de las Girl Scouts.

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Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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