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GSSI Winter Program Guide

How to Use This Guide

Girl Scout Levels

1. Go through the guide with girls & adults 2. Find Programs that match their age level and interest. 3. Girls can attend events with their troops, a buddy, or on their own. Please not that unless otherwise indicated, an adult chaperone must attend. Unless indicated, Tag-a-longs (tags) are not allowed. 4. Register for events at and programs will state who to contact to register for that particular program. 5. Please read the complete program description and registrations instructions carefully. Registration is different for each program.

Categories: Guide will be organized by Council Events, Holiday Fun with Troops, Recipes and Crafts, Vendor Programs. As in the past, this program guide includes both Council-Sponsored and Vendor-Sponsored Programs. Each type of program has a different procedure for registration and fees payment.    

For Council Sponsored Programs, GSSI handles online registration and payments. Paper registration forms can be used if you do not have internet access or do not want to pay with Credit Card. Paper Registration Form For Vendor-Sponsored Programs, you must contact the vendor and register/pay fees directly to the vendor. When a girl attends a Vendor-Sponsored Program, she must bring a signed GSSI Activity Permission Form with her to the event. If she does not have a signed permission form, the vendor will not allow her to participate in the activity. GSLE Tips will be included with programs that tie into a particular Journey or Badge.

What if I’m not a Girl Scout? Non-members must pay the additional $15 Girl Scout membership fee, even when the activity is vendor-sponsored. To register you may click the link below.

Become a Member Can I use my Cookie Dough? Cookie Dough may NOT be used on Vendor-Sponsored Programs. These items may be used for council events/products only.

Permissions needed? When a girl attends a Council-Sponsored Program or Vendor-Sponsored, she must bring a signed GSSI Activity Permission Form with her to the event. If she does not have a signed permission form, the council/vendor will not allow her to participate in the activity. If I register for a Council-Sponsored Event, can I cancel? (Vendor-Sponsored programs make their own cancellation policies; participants will need to verify with the community vendor/facility directly.) Cancellation requests before the deadline will receive 75% of the fee refunded. If there is an unexpected date change or weather cancellation with no reschedule options, 100% of payment will be refunded. No other cancellation refunds will be issued.

Council Events 2013-2014 Cookie Kick Off th

When: Sunday, December 8 2pm-6pm Central Time Where: Gattitown-Evansville What: Learn what it takes to be a Cookie Queen this year. Girls will learn successful selling strategies and goal setting skills! Parents and adults will not be left out! Cookie trainings will be offered during the event! Who: 1st time cookie sellers in grades k-5 and returning cookie sellers in grades k-5 that would like to get excited for the new cookie year! Older girls are encouraged to help! Cost: $10.00 per girl Adults: $7.00 buffet (pay at door) or no cost if you are not eating that day. Registration: Flyer and Registration

Spring Event: Council Event The Amazing Race: Girl Scout Edition When: Saturday April 5, 2014 Where: Downtown Newburgh What: This Amazing Race Themed race will take girls on a Journey to different stations where they will complete a challenge. The team to complete all of the challenges will be the winners for the day! Who: Girl Scouts K-12 Registration: Open end of February

Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Day with the Evansville Icemen

STEAM U Summer Event: Council Event th


When: Friday, February 7 Flash Mob 6:00pm Where: Ford Center, Evansville What: Come celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with a Cookie Flash Mob Dance at the Ford Center! Wear your Girl Scout Uniform or GS t-shirt! Ticket: $10.00 (covers program and game day ticket) Register: See below link Flyer and Registration

Girl Awards: Council Event Evansville & Jasper Location When: Choose between nd -Friday, May 2 at St. Joseph Parish in Dubois County th -Friday, May 16 at the Clarion Inn in Evansville. Where: St Joe: 1029 Kundek St. Jasper, IN 47546 Clarion: 4101 HWY 41 N Evansville, IN 47711

What: Girls are recognized for their achievements for the year. Awards that will be recognized include:  Highest Awards: Bronze, Silver, and Gold  500+ cookies  Top cookie sellers  Program Aides  Counselor in Training  Graduating seniors  10 Year Girl Scouts  Community Service Bar  Service to Girl Scouting Bar  Journey Summit Award Registration: Open in April

When: July 12-13 overnight Where: Vincennes University What: Girl will get to experience the college life be staying overnight in the dorms and attending different STEAM hands on sessions throughout the evening created by the professors at Vincennes University. th th Who: Girls going into 6 -12 grades Registration: Open end of May


Girl Scout Voice Survey So, tell us…. What’s important to you in your life? What’s important about being a Girl Scout? Girl’s (k-12) and adults share your voice now. To register go to:

Holiday Fun with your Troop Evansville Activities: Christmas at the Old Courthouse November 9 - 10, 2013 201 NW 4th St # 102, Evansville, Indiana, 47708 (812) 422-5600 Over 100 vendors in the historic Old Courthouse will be selling handmade crafts and gifts for the Christmas season! More Info Reviews Map Four Freedoms Veteran's Parade November 9, 2013 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, Indiana, 47713 Website The Fourth Annual Veterans Parade on Riverside Drive, from west of Tropicana Casino to Cherry Street and back, will be held to salute all veterans from every branch of service. The parade is presented by the River City Thunderbolt Military Vehicle Collectors Club and the American Legion Riders. 2:30 p.m. Broadway at the Centre's "Mamma Mia!" December 13, 2013 715 Locust St., Evansville, IN, 47713 Website “MAMMA MIA!” returns to Evansville on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:30pm. A Mother, a Daughter, 3 possible Dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Tickets for this show go on-sale November 8 at 10:00am. More Info Reviews Map

Annual Hadi Shrine Circus November 28, 2013 - December 1, 2013 1 SE Martin Luther King Blvd., Evansville, IN, 47708 Website More than three million people have witnessed this tradition in the River City. It is one of the biggest three-ring circuses left in the world with elephants, acrobats, clowns, lions, bears, and more! All proceeds support the Hadi Shrine's effort to provide funds for children's medical expenses. More Info Reviews Map Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights

November 28, 2013 – January 1, 2014 1600 N. Main St, Evansville, Indiana, (812) 437-2627 Website As the holiday season arrives, Garvin Park transforms into a winter wonderland of lights and holiday scenes. Each year, the event helps pay for thousands of physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions to children and adults with disabilities at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. More Info Reviews Map

34th Annual Victorian Christmas

November 17, 2013 - December 29, 2013 224 SE First St, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website Take a tour through the Reitz Home Museum as it shines with holiday decorations and celebrations. This gem of a home museum is extra special this time of year with decorators turning each room into an elegant version of Victorian Christmas Celebration. Special events opening day. Call for group tours. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday (Last tour starts at 2:30 p.m.) Closed major holidays More Info Reviews Map

Reitz Home Museum Candelight Tour December 13, 2013 224 SE First St, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website Enjoy a self-guided tour of this beautiful 142 year old mansion, complete with Christmas lights and candelights. More Info Reviews Map

Evansville Ballet Presents Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" December 14, 2013 600 Main Street, Evansville, Indiana, 47708 (812) 425-5050 Website The Evansville Philharmonic and Evansville Ballet team up to present Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. More Info Reviews Map

Straight No Chaser December 20, 2013 715 Locust St., Evansville, IN, 47713 Website Back by popular demand! Straight No Chaser “male a cappella group” will return on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 7:30pm. STRAIGHT NO CHASER is the real deal - the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. More Info Reviews Map

the Christmas Stroll. Event is from 10am-3pm. For more information contact 812.683.5699 Storyteller Susan Fowler “Happy Christmas - The History of Santa Claus" December 21 Dubois County Museum 2704 N. Newton Street Jasper, Indiana 47546 Susan will tell tales of Christmas and follow the history of Santa Claus. This program, to be held in the Little Pioneers' kid’s room, will end with a special appearance of Santa himself. For ALL kids young and old! For more information contact: 812-634-7733

Old Fashion Christmas and Lighted Parade th Saturday, December 7 3pm8pm. th Huntingburg Historic 4 Street Contact 812-683-5699 for more information. th

Dubois County Activities: Christmas Stroll November 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2013

Shops are open 10:00am to 7:00pm for all-day and latenight shopping. Experience the time of a Victorian Christmas in the heart of Huntingburg’s Downtown Historic District. Free refreshments will be available in most shops during

Dubois County Museum’s 5 Annual Festival of Trees th th November 7 – December 29 Visit the museum to see the themed Christmas trees in every room along with the huge collection of Santa’s th everywhere. November 7 is opening night. Come out on that evening for "Meet the Merchants Night" a free program held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The sponsoring merchants each give a short demonstration of hot tips for Christmas home decorating. There will be refreshments and lots of prizes.

Knox County Activities: "Red's Christmas Wonderland" Red Skelton Museum Beginning Saturday, November 9 and running through December 31, visitors of all ages can enjoy a very special Christmas Village and collection of Red's famous Santa paintings. Area organizations, businesses and individuals are donating beautifully decorated Christmas wreaths that will be on display in the Wonderland. These wreaths are available for silent auction all month with final bids at "Red's Rockin' Christmas" on December 8th. *On Sunday November 24th, bring the whole family to visit! Children under 10 are FREE and adults/Seniors will receive the very reduced rate of $5 for both the Museum and Christmas Wonderland. Santa will be on hand for pictures with the children. More information contact 812.888.4184. America's Music, "Christmas in Vincennes" Ader Auditorium, Vincennes Lincoln High School st December 1 at 2:00PM Discover how American music from the 20th Century has influenced modern American culture during a film and concert series hosted by the Vincennes State Historic Sites, Vincennes University and Vincennes Lincoln High School.

Warrick County Activities: Newburgh Celebrates Christmas th th December 7 and 8 Over 75 people are dressed in 1880's period costume. Ride the Santa Express and hear stories of Christmases Past Reserve your place on the trolley for only $5.00 per person, kids under 12 only $2.00. Trees and Trims sponsored by the Newburgh Museum silent auction Saturday - Sunday Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Town Hall Daviess County Activities: 37th Annual Holiday Forest November 23 - December 23 from 6 pm - 10 pm Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 901 Frederica Street, Owensboro The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art brings this annual celebration of the holiday season, featuring trees and holiday decorations designed by regional artists, civic groups and schools. 901 Frederica Street, (270)685-3181 Website Christmas at Panther Creek November 23 - January 2 from 6 pm - 10 pm Panther Creek Park, 5160 Wayne Bridge Road, Owensboro An outdoor driving lighted tour with 400,000+ lights winding through Panther Creek Park. $3.00 charge per carload. Wagon rides through the park are also available. 5160 Wayne Bridge Road. Open from 6-9 p.m. each night.

Spencer County Activities:

Visit Santa Claus, Indiana any time in December for tons of Christmas filled fun! Website: Visit Santa Claus, Indiana The Santa Claus Candy Castle The historic Santa's Candy Castle offers a festive experience blending the oldworld charm with a modern-day spin and provides a magical experience for believers of all ages. Visitors can log onto the exclusive "North Pole Network" where they will be directly connected to the North Pole and can chat with one of Santa's very own elves! Santa's Candy Castle is located one mile south of Holiday World Santa's Candy Castle 15499 North State Road 245 Santa Claus, IN 47579 (812) 544-3900 Santa Claus Museum Send your letter to Santa yearround to: P.O. Box 1 Santa Claus, IN 47579 Inside the Santa Claus Museum & Village, trace the town's interesting history from mid1800's to today with historical documents, photos, and artifacts from museum founder and Holiday World matriarch. 69 North State Road 245 Santa Claus, IN 47579 (812) 544-2434

Frosty’s Fun Center This seasonal fun center offers a Christmas-themed miniature golf course, tasty snacks, sandwiches, ice cream, and delicious fresh pizza. The challenging 18-hole miniature golf course includes twists and turns that are fun for the entire family! The course is estimated to be a par 45 and you will find 15 South Cedar Lane Santa Claus, IN 47579 Contact (812)937-1902 Frosty's Website Santa Claus Land of Lights Learn the shining story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer through brilliant LED lights. The Santa Claus Land of Lights is a 1.2-mile driving journey located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Thanksgiving night though December 8. Open Nightly December 13 through New Year's Eve. Santa Claus Christmas Parade See if you can spot Santa in the annual Santa Claus Christmas Celebration Parade as it strolls through the magical town of Santa Claus. The parade takes place at 1:00 pm CDT on Saturday, December 14.

Recipies and Crafts for the Holidays Snow People - 4 yarn poms - two 2� white styrofoam balls - 2 pipe cleaners (orange + 2 additional colors) - use black ball point pins (for the eyes) - blue and yellow felt - 4 tiny pom-poms (for hat flower) - 2 bamboo skewers - Styrofoam or floral foam for base

Pipe Cleaner Ornaments -5 1/2-inch-long red and white pipe cleaners -Scissors -Green pipe cleaner -Hot glue gun -Glass beads (optional) -Ribbon (optional) -Small ornament (optional) Twist together 5 1/2-inch red and white pipe cleaners. Make sure the stripes of the combined red-and-white stem are neatly spaced. Curl the top into a hook. Bend a 3-inch length of green pipe cleaner at 1/2-inch intervals to shape a holly leaf. Hot-glue the leaf in place.

Holiday Gumdrop Pops Stack gumdrops, dot them with sprinkles and other candies in creative ways, and watch the colorful confections come to life as snowmen, Santa, and other seasonal favorites. Wrap the candy pops in cellophane bags, and then attach them to gifts or slip them into stockings. Or create a holiday display: Partially fill a large glass jar with sanding sugar, and stand the figurines in the sparkling "snow." Link for Gumdrop Pop Instructions

Cookie Cutter Ornaments These cookie-cutter ornaments make great, sentimental gifts. Use inexpensive aluminum cutters and choose patterned papers or pictures photocopied onto card stock. Trace cutter on top; cut out. Dab white craft glue along cutter's edge. Press paper in place; let dry. Thread narrow ribbon through needle; poke between paper and cutter, and wrap ribbon around top of cutter. Slip a bead over ribbon's ends.

Rice Crispy Wreaths Ingredients: -1 bag (10 oz.) marshmallows -3 Tbs. butter -Green icing color (gel coloring) -6 cups crisped-rice cereal -1 cup sweetened coconut -3 Tbs. red sprinkles -Red licorice laces -Line 2 or 3 baking sheets with wax paper. In large saucepan, over medium heat, melt marshmallows and butter until smooth; remove pan from heat. -Tint marshmallow mixture green with icing color. Add cereal and coconut, stirring gently until combined. -Coat your hands with vegetable cooking spray. Shape mixture into 20 balls, and place on prepared baking sheets. -Using greased handle from wooden spoon, press into center of each ball, making a wreath shape. Top wreaths with red sprinkles. Cut licorice into 40 pieces; shape into bows, pressing together to secure. Press bows onto edges of wreaths. Makes 4 dozen.

Vendor Programs Masker Zoo and Botanical Garden Grow Your Garden Wild A visit to our backyard pond reveals what can happen when invasive species are introduced into our natural habitats. Girls take a tour of one of the Zoo’s greenhouses and plant a flower friend of their own. 3 Cheers for Animals In this unique story, girls discover what goes into caring for animals (shelter, space, food and water) as well as why some animals make good pets and others don’t. Daisies write their own story about the perfect pet. Escape on an Orchid Adventure Girls journey through a tropical rainforest filled with blooming orchids and find out what makes an orchid and orchid. Girls learn how our exotic flower friends grow and spend time making a beautiful orchid craft. November 16. Times: Programs will be offered at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm Coming Soon: Red Panda Program Cost: $10.00 per girl Contact: Elizabeth Overton to schedule your program!

Wesselman Wood Programs Where: Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Howell Wetlands, local waterways, or at a location of your choice. 551 N. Boeke Road, Evansville, IN 47711. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: Call (812) 479-0771, Ext. 103, to check program availability, or discuss custom program options. GSLE Tip: Daisy Girl Scouts will hear Rosie’s Story as they complete steps towards earning the Rosie Petal. Program will also go with Daisy Flower Garden, Between Earth and Sky, and 3 Cheers for Animals.

Patoka Lake Programs What: Tree ID, Forest Plant ID, Vine ID (poison ivy and the "safer" vines), Wilderness Survival, Backpacking, Beginner Kayaking Lessons, Insect programs, Conservation programs, Habitat hikes, Night Hikes, Night Sensory Hikes, Owl Prowl Hikes, Beginning Archery Lessons, Recycling When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: Dana Reckelhoff, Interpretive Naturalist, C.I.G., DNR Patoka Reservoir, 3084 N. Dillard Rd., Birdseye, IN 47513, PH. 812-685-2447,

Mayse Farm Market Cost: $6.00 per person (ages 2 and under free) Groups of 15 or more $5.00 each Hours: Sat 9-6 and Sunday 10-6 Weekdays 2-5 PM (no wagon rides) Where: 6400 St. Joseph Avenue Evansville, IN 47720 When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: 812-963-3175

What: Mayes’s offers many exciting fall activities for your troop including:  Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch  Pumpkin Sling--$1  U-Pick Pumpkin--$4  Diamond Dig  Wildly Fun Rat Race  Corn Maze  20' Corn Field Slide  Corn Hole  Duck Races  Old McDonald's Farm Corn Maze GSLE Tip: This program will help Daises with the Between Earth and Sky Clover Award as they learn about a natural resource and how to protect it!

Indiana’s Original River Town Indoor Presentation What: Learn about Mississippian daily life and how proximity to the Ohio River made Angel Munds prime real estate for ancient developers. Where: Angel Mounds, 8215 Pollack Avenue. Offered on-site or troop’s meeting site. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: (812) 853-3956 GSLE Tip: This will help Daisy Girl Scouts earn the Between Earth and Sky Journey Award by learning what’s local and why that’s important and by exploring the shapes of nature and working to protect the planet.

Birds, Berries, Beavers, and Bark Grounds Tour

Out and About with Animals Where: Dubois County Humane Society 426 Wernsing Rd, Jasper IN, 47547 What: Join the Humane Society as they teach your Daisies about the importance of caring for animals. Girls will learn what goes into caring for these animals and all the things every animal needs to survive! When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date. Adoption Hours: Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 pm; Saturdays 11:00 am-1:00 pm Contact: Kate Hoffman 812482-7387 or email her at GSLE Tip: When Daisies attend this program they will work towards earning the awards from 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Journey.

cMOE ( Children’s Museum of Evansville) “The Wonder of Water” When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Cost: $20.00(lunch, awards, supplies, entry to cMOE) What: Dive in and explore the earth’s most precious resource. No, it’s not gold – it’s H20! What makes a rainbow? How does the fog cannon in the Wet Deck work? Can dirty water be cleaned up? How does water travel from place to place? By the end of the day, you’ll learn how to LOVE water, SAVE water and SHARE water! GSLE Tip: Girls will earn their Love Water, Save Water, Share Water, and WOW! Journey Awards for completing this workshop. Register: call 464-2663, ext. 230 today! Discover Mexico

What: Discover how the “bare necessities” gave the Mississippians of Angel Mounds the means to survive and thrive. Where: Angel Mounds, 8215 Pollack Avenue, Evansville. Program is offered on-site. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: (812) 853-3956 GSLE Tip: By attending this program, Daisies will complete parts of the Between Earth and Sky Journey Awards

A World of Girls Where: Willard Library 21 N. First Avenue Evansville, In 47710 What: Willard Library will customize a program to help you earn the awards to complete the A World of Girls Journey. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: Rhonda Mort at or call her at 425-4309 Cost: Free or troops may make donations to the library if they would like. GSLE TIP: Girls can earn the Hear a Story, Change a Story, and the Tell a Story Award by attending this program.

What: Learn about Mexican culture, customs, and Our Cabaña (a Girl Scout World Centre), through activities from Mexican culture, including arts, food, history, games, language, and more. You’ll find out how you can travel to Our Cabaña as a destinations participant when you are a Girl Scout teen (grades 6-12) level. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Cost: $5 per girl. Contact: Susan Huck, (812) 4374650 GSLE Tip: Goes great with the A World of Girls Journey by learning about girls around the world and the many roles women play.

Mesker Zoo and Botanical Garden Water is Wonderful Explore the zoo’s special water needs and put on your scientist garb and test a variety of water samples to determine if the sample is safe to drink and if it will sustain life. Girls end the session brainstorming ways to conserve water and how to teach others what they’ve learned. A Mystery for A World of Girls Animals in the zoo come from many exotic places and face many threats. Come solve the mystery of why some animals are disappearing and others are not. Help us find animals that have camouflaged themselves to protect their species and write a story about saving an endangered species to take home. Cost: $10.00 per girl Dates available: November 16. Times: Programs will be offered at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm Contact: Diana Barber to schedule your program!

Girl Scout Explorers

Visit Howell Wetlands

What: Any Girl Scout troop of 10 or more can explore the museum for the special rate of $5.50 per scout, with an advance reservation. One adult for every 5 girls will be admitted free of charge. Make sure to ask at the Admissions Desk for a special Scout Scavenger Hunt, at no extra charge. Where: cMoe, 22 SE Fifth St., in downtown Evansville When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: call 812-464-2663, ext. 230. Note: Adult volunteers MUST provide a permission slip for each girl signed by a parent or guardian. Girls without permission slips are not allowed to participate. GSLE Tip: This Program can go with the Brownie Quest Journey. AquaZumba

What: Howell Wetlands is 35 acres of marshland, bald cypress slough, oxbow lake, lowland hardwood forest, and up land meadow full of muskrats, beavers, herons, wood ducks, geese, and deer. The park has walking trails and boardwalks and offers staff-led programs and tours. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Where: 1400 S. Tekoppel, in Evansville Contact: Director of Education, Lauren Preske, (812) 479-0771, Ext. 102 lpreske@wesselmannaturesocie GSLE Tip: This can help Brownies earn the Love Water, Save Water, and a Share Water award for the It’s Your Planet WOW Journey. YAquatic Program

What: Dance and groove to the beat of Latin rhythms for a one of a kind water experience that will blow the girls away. This is a really fun, engaging water fitness class. This can help you get your Dance Badge for the Brownie Troops. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: Kelly Boylls 812-4239622 to schedule your troop Where: YMCA of Southwestern th Indiana, 222 NW 6 Street Evansville, IN Cost: $40.00 per troop GSLE Tip: This can help Brownies complete the WOW Journey

What: YAquatic is an hour-long program. Any troop working on an aquatics-related or fitnessrelated badge may participate, at a time that fits girls’ schedules. YMCA staff will either instruct the girls or test and check off their skills. Where: YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, 222 NW 6th Street, Evansville Cost: $40/troop. Contact: Kelly Boylls, Sr. Program Director, YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, at (812) 423-9622 GSLE Tip: Girl Scout Brownies work towards the Love Water, Share Water, and Save Water awards for the It’s Your Planet WOW Journey.

Water is Wonderful

Hunt for Kid Treasures

What: Earn the LOVE Water Award by taking a behind the scenes look at how the YMCA treats and test their water followed by a fun dip in the pool. Click here for flier. Where: YMCA Downtown 222 th NW 6 Street Evansville, IN 47708 812-423-9622 Girls can choose between AquaZumba, water themed games, or open swim at the end of the program. For: Brownies When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Register: 812-423-9622 to sign up for this program GSLE Tip: Girls will earn the LOVE water award after this program. Awards can be purchased at the council office.

It's a treasure hunt, a scavenger hunt, and a bit of geocaching as you solve riddles to discover the treasures of French Lick Resorts at French Lick Springs Hotel and Event Center, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick. Activity originates at Kids-Fest in front of the Hotel and Event Center. Parents must register their daughters and sign a release form. Reserve: 888-936-9360.

Chemistry Connection What: Experience life on campus while participating in fun STEM activities throughout the night. The night will end with an EXPLOSIVE chemistry show. This event is hosted by the USI chemistry department. th When: Friday April 11 Saturday April 12, 2014 nd th For: grades 2 -5 GSLE Tip: Brownies will earn their Home Scientist Badge and Juniors will work towards their Get Moving Journey Awards! Event Flier and Registration Form

Mother of Science The Adventures of Gracie the green energy grasshopper Where: Bloomington Service Center 1000 N. Walnut Suite H Bloomington, IN 47404 What: This program is a fun filled science base event as girls discover architecture, international travel, and green energy. http://www.motherofscience.or g/Programs.html Check out their website for more details.(Mother of Science is willing to do a program in our area if there is a need) Cost: $40.00 per couple- adult guardian and Girl Scout. Price includes robot and snack When: If you are interested in a program like this contact: to set up a time and date. Energizing award and can work towards earning the Science and Technology skill building badges.

Mesker Zoo and Botanical Garden Charge it UP! Track the flow of energy through an ecosystem from the sun to top carnivores. An interactive game gets the girls involved in role play to reinforce the importance of every link in a food web Cost: $10.00 per girl Dates available: November 16. Times: Programs will be offered at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm Contact: Diana Barber to schedule your program! cMOE ( Children’s Museum of Evansville) “Get Moving!” When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 Cost: $20.00(lunch, awards, supplies, entry to cMOE) What: Energy powers you and the world around you! Learn about the energy in places and spaces (like our very own Quack Factory!), the energy in getting from place to place, and the energy in you. You will also get to make paper to forming a "perpetual human motion machine! GSLE Tip: Girls will earn their Energize, Investigate, and Innovate Journey Awards for completing this workshop. Register: call 464-2663, ext. 230 today!

Become a Digital Photography Guru What: Explore a commercial photography studio and learn about digital photography. Juniors will earn the Digital Photography Badge from the It’s Your World -Change it! National Proficiency Badges. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: David Tang, 812-4225864, to schedule a time and date for the workshop, one month in advance. Where: Black Pixel Studios, 3400 Interstate Drive, off N. Burkhardt Rd. Cost: $25 per girl (Does not include camera or badges) GSLE Tip: This program will help Junior Girl Scouts meet the requirements for the It’s Your World Digital Photography Badge.

Playing in the Past

Tour a Theatre

Where: Evansville Reitz Home Museum and Carriage House 224 SE First St. Evansville, IN 47706 What: Girl Scouts will learn what life was like for girls in Victorian Evansville, and tour the beautiful home and carriage house. They will make their own hand fans, calling cards, and dolls. They will also play some old fashioned parlor games and take a course in etiquette. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Cost: $10.00 per girl. No charge for adults. Contact: Call 812-426-1871 or email Matt Rowe to set a date! GSLE Tip: Junior Girl Scouts who attend this program will earn the “Playing in the Past” Skill Building Badge.

What: Take a tour of the beautiful Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, located on the Vincennes University Campus. Find out about its European Opera-style seating, coming events, and its role in the community as a learning center for students.

Get Moving Journey The Building Audit What: This program will lead the girls to talk about food that is really energizing to them and other nutrition tips, as well as how energy balance affects them. The girls will finish with an aerobics class or other activity to actually burn some energy! Click here for flier. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Where: YMCA Downtown 222 th NW 6 Street Evansville, IN 47708 812-423-9622 Register: 812-423-9622 to sign up for this program GSLE Tip: This program will help Junior Girl Scouts earn the Energize Award. Awards can be purchased at the council office

Girls can visit a community building to complete an energy audit. (Leaders: Consult the Get Moving Journey Book, pp. 7172, to get started.) Then, go to to input your collected data. Log-in name: Girl Scouts. Password is Trane. Once you have completed the project, turn your knowledge into Action.

Mesker Zoo and Botanical Garden Animal Ethics/Media Discover the importance of leaving wild animals in the wild, choosing appropriate pets and doing what you can to preserve wildlife habitats. Discuss a service project to raise awareness in our community. Dates available: November 16. Times: Programs will be offered at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm Cost: $10.00 per girl Contact: Diana Barber to schedule your program!

Fire Horse Yoga What: Escape into a world of comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Learn how yoga can help reduce stress and keep you fit. Cost: $7 per girl When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Location: 513 ½ Main Street, Jasper, IN Contact: Tina Drew, (812) 3099093 to schedule a date and time. GSLE Tip: This Program goes with the Breath Journey for Cadettes. Cintas First Aid Safety Workshop With guidance from American Heart Association staff, Girl Scouts will learn, practice, and become certified in CPR and First Aid skills. Note: to receive certification, girls must be able to perform CPR. Cost: $35 per person, including snack and certification. Program meets most of the First Aid badge requirements. Location: Cintas, 7233 Enterprise Park Drive, Evansville. Contact: Katie O'Daniel, (812) 471-0870 or o'

Mesker Zoo and Botanical Garden Zoo Foods Chart the Zoo’s FOOD print, visit our new commissary and learn what goes into deciding what our animals eat. Put on your hairnet and gloves and learn how to prepare diets for our animals. Zoo Careers Thinking about a career in the animal field? Visit the zoo and hear from our animal experts about career choices, education requirements, rewards and challenges of working with animals. Cost: $10.00 per girl Dates available: November 16. Times: Programs will be offered at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm Contact: Diana Barber to schedule your program! Knox County Parks Department What:Girls can earn their Naturalist, Outdoor and Animals Skill building badges and camp out under the stars. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Naturalist Skill Building Badges: Brownie Bugs Badge, Juniors Flowers Badge, Cadette Trees Badge, Seniors Sky Badge, Ambassador Water Badge Animals Skill Building Badges: Juniors Animal Habitats, Cadette Animal helpers Can help you earn a specific badge. Contact: Vicki Harmon for more details.

Express Yourself Art What: These classes focus on different aspects of art and artistic expression. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Where: YMCA of Southwest Indiana, 222 NW 6th St., Evansville When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Cost: $40.00 per troop Register: Kelly Boylls (812) 423-9622 GSLE Tip: Complete steps towards the Legacy Artist Badge! Be Your Own Chef What: Make your own pizza and tour Gattitown’s kitchens. Click here for more information and a registration form. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Where: 316 N. Green River Rd., Evansville (across from Toys R Us) Contact: Glenna at (270) 7481233 or com GSLE Tip: This program will help girls earn their Cook Legacy badges.

Girl Scout Painting Parties What: SnickerDoodle Art will come to you! See Flier for more details. Click here for flier. GSLE Tip: Brownies will earn the Painting Skill-Building Badge!

Travel to St. Louis There are so many great things to do in St. Louis! From the St. Louis Museum to the St. Louis Arch! See below on some fun Girl Scout Badge programs with The endangered World Center! Also Girl Scouts can get a discounted rate at the Six Flags Holiday Inn! See below flier for more details on programs and discounts!  Programs at Endangered Wolf Center  Program Flier

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo What: The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo allows children to try a variety of orchestral instruments and discover and connect various sounds from the instruments. Workshop is free. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Min/Max: 3 min/ 25 max Contact: Summer Bennett, Philharmonic Education Department at (812) 425-5050, Ext. 316 GSLE Tip: This program will go great with the Performance Skill Building Badges.

Volunteer with the Dubois County Human Society Where: Dubois County Humane Society 426 Wernsing Rd, Jasper IN, 47547 What: Girls can lend a hand by volunteering at their local Humane Society. By walking the dogs or cuddling with the kittens, girls have the opportunity to help serve this volunteer led organization.. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Adoption Hours: Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 pm; Saturdays 11:00 am-1:00 pm Contact: Kate Hoffman 812482-7387 or email her at GSLE Tip: Girls can work toward the Community Service Pin. Troop Fitness What: From yoga to step aerobics to just about any fitness class in between, the YMCA’s fitness instructors create a routine that is perfect for your troops. Contact: Kelly Boylls 812-4239622 to schedule your troop Cost: $40.00 per troop When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Where: YMCA of Southwestern th Indiana, 222 NW 6 Street Evansville, IN GSLE Tip: This can help your troop complete the Healthy Living Badge requirements by learning how to take care of their bodies.

Canoe Evansville What: Join us on a paddle to explore a new Canoe Evansville destination – Lynnville Lake. Lynnville Lake is located in Warrick County, just NE of Evansville, IN. It is a unique water feature as it has formed within spoil banks left from coal mining long ago. All equipment is provided. The trip leaves from Wesselman Woods. Cost: is $15/person or $50/family of 4. Space is limited. Contact: Neal Bogan at 4790771 ext. 105. Pre-registration required by 4pm on Friday prior. For more information, call WNS at 812-479-0771 or visit www.wesselmannaturesociety. org GSLE Tip: This can help Brownie – Ambassador Girl Scouts work towards the Legacy Naturalist Skill Building Badge. Spanish Classes What: In this 7-week session, children will learn simple phrases as well as colors, numbers, and the alphabet. We can also do a one or two class introduction to your troop where simply phrases and words are introduced. Cost: $40.00 per troop When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Contact: Kelly Boylls 812-4239622 Where: YMCA of Southwestern th Indiana, 222 NW 6 Street Evansville, IN GSLE Tip: Juniors work towards the aMUSE Speak out, Reach out, and Try out awards.

George Rogers Clark Memorial Park

Tour the Toyota Plant in Princeton, IN

Evansville African American Museum

What: Share this important historical spot with girls. The place has a Junior Ranger program that involves learning about the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Summer highlights include Junior Ranger activities in which girls can earn patches and learn more about George Rogers Clark. For more information, visit .htm and click on "For Kids

Career Exploration Program Anytime Program Get under the hood at the Toyota Indiana Visitors Center, 4000 S. Tulip Tree Drive, Princeton, IN. Call (812) 38722665 to schedule a tour! Girl Scouts will earn this special patch once they complete the tour!

What: This museum celebrates the struggles, successes, and experiences of African Americans in Evansville over the last 70 years. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date Location: 579 N. Garvin St., Evansville. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Contact: (812) 423-5188

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Become a Jewelry Expert Tour the Tracy Zeller Jewelry Showroom and Jeweler’s Studio. Learn about the jewelry profession, gem stones, how jewelry is manufactured, and how fine jewelry is repaired. This program is for all ages. Every Girl Scout and adult guest is sure to have fun. Attending Girl Scouts receive a special goodie bag from Tracy Zeller herself! Where: Tracy Zeller Jewelry, 111 S. Red Bank Rd., Evansville, IN 47712 Contact: Toni Friedman, Events /Donations Coordinator, (812) 423-4376 GSLE Tip: Juniors will complete the requirements for the It’s Your Planet Jeweler Badge!

Clara's Comfort for Kids Service Project

The YWCA, in Evansville, requests that people bring comfort to kis in the community by creating fleece blankets for police officers to keep in their patrol cars to give to children who are victims of tragedy/crimes. Troops can individualize their blankets with troop number and a special message, if they like. Contact YWCA Shelter Director, 812422-1191, to get instructions for this project.

At the EVPL Teen Scene, you can hang out with friends, surf the Internet, check out books or dvds or join the eTeens Tech Club or the Teen Creative Writing Group. For special activities: and go to the "Kids Event Brochure." Location: 200 SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Evansville St. Meinrad Abbey St. Meinrad Abbey--for All Girl Scouts (grades k-12). Enjoy an audio walking tour of the church and grounds on any day. Monk-led tours are available on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Central. Contact 1-800581-6905. Location: 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad IN.

Swonder Ice Arena Call (812) 479-2922 for open ice times and skate rental inquiries. Location: 209 N. Boeke Rd., Evansville.

Lincoln Pioneer Village Visit fourteen replica cabins that represent Abraham Lincoln's pioneer life. Contact Diane Unfried at 812-431-7549. Location: Indiana SR 162, near Lincoln City, IN.

Buffalo Run Farm, Grill and Gifts Buffalo Run was a trackway originally formed by migrating bison that later became an important land route for settlers coming to Indiana. Buffalo Run Farm Grill and Gifts sits where Abraham Lincoln's cousin, Dennis Hanks, once lived. Tour the farm and see an authentic tepee, the legendary Lincoln Cabin, and a live herd of buffalo. Location: 3804 SR 162, between Lincoln City and Santa Claus, IN. Contact: (812) 9372799. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Visit the cabin Abe Lincoln called home during age 7-21. Experience his father's living farm, two memorial halls, and a museum. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call 812-937-4541.

. Look Behind the Scenes at a Local Newspaper Get up close and personal with the Jasper Herald, Jasper, Indiana. Contact 812-482-2626 to schedule a free tour. Big Splash Have a "Big Splash" party at Big Splash Adventure, in French Lick, IN. To find out more, call 877-936-3866, or Visit

Day of Dance at Children's Center for Dance Education

Where: 5900 Vogel Road Suite A Evansville, IN 47715 (in front of Skate world) When: Sunday April 13, 2014 Deadline: April 6, 2014 Cost: $5.00 per girl What: The Day of Dance program for Girl Scouts will educate girls on the experience and art of dance! Program will cover tap, jazz, tumbling, and Spanish dance! GSLE Tip: Activity is for girls of all ages, but Brownies can earn the Dance Badge through participating. To complete the Dance Badge girls must attend one of the performances after the Day of Dance program. April 13th participants can go to the Beauty and the Beast Ballet in spring, 2014. Girls will get a backstage look into the show! Register: Registration Form Email form to: Visit Marengo Cave Are girls feeling adventurous? Marengo Cave offers exciting fun all year round. There are programs for all levels of skill— beginner to advance—and a wide range of trip packages to fit troop needs. For information click here for color brochure, click here for pricing information and visit

Tri-County YMCA

Humane Society Advocacy Opportunity

YMCA staff can help your troop work toward or earn a badge. Contact the Tri-County YMCA for details. Location: 802 E. 10th St., Ferdinand, IN. Register for a class at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Christine Hasenour,, or (812) 367-2323. When: Anytime Program – call to schedule a time and date

Girl Scouts can join The Humane Society of the United States for an amazing advocacy program. The Humane program, which consists of five service learning projects in animal protection, including raising awareness about pets, living peacefully with wildlife, and holding fur collections for young wildlife in rehabilitation centers, was recognized by Youth Service America with the Harris Wofford Award in 2008. Visit to get started on your advocacy journey. Leaders of teen Girl Scouts can visit Student Outreach staff can help girls by email, phone, or Skype as they complete projects. For information about project ideas for younger Girl Scouts, visit www.humanesociety/kids.

Emergency Management Programs & Tours The Jasper Indiana Police Department has developed many ways to reach out to the community and will deliver a special presentation for Girl Scouts on any emergency management subject (crime prevention, personal and home safety tips, cybercrime, etc.) Troops can tour their facilities, too. Contact: 812-482-2255 for more information. Email for day tours or for evening tours.

Disney Youth Education Series Get discounted tickets for Disney World and attend a special Youth Education Series. Visit Click on Youth Education Series at the bottom of the page.

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2013 2014 winter program guide  
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Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana's Winter Program Guide 2013-2014