Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summertime for Girl Scouts! By Guest Blogger, Pat Paluszek

Summertime, summertime...finally, we’ve reached the point in the year where we can kick back and relax. Think summer breezes at the shore, gardens blooming, and the coolness of a shaded trail. As life slows down, for the rest of us, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County are busy with summertime activities! We hope you’ll join us for some summertime fun...

Girl Scout Daisies can make sun prints and use magnifying glasses to investigate nature at our Lazy Daisy Days of Summer program in late July. Bats are back in our area, you can see them in the evening as they snatch mosquitoes from the air. At Tackapausha Preserve, Brownies will earn Go Batty! and hear why these creatures are so important to our environment. Juniors will earn Your Outdoor Surroundings when they visit with us at Sagamore Hill following in the environmental footsteps of our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. Seniors and Ambassadors can participate in our Fire Island Adventure as you canoe with us off the shores of the Watch Hill Salt Marshes while earning Paddle, Pole and Roll. You’ll see nature at its best in this environment.

If you need a break from the sun, Juniors and Cadettes can hear tips about skin care from specialists at Clinique. Or Juniors can also get prepared to babysit while earning Caring for Children. In early July, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can come to What’s Your Tolerance Level? to build effective tools to challenge bullying and prejudice in your schools and communities.

In August, Brownies can build and fly kites and Juniors can use their creativity exploring art in nature in beautiful garden settings. Summertime and baseball go hand in hand and all Girl Scouts and their families can come to cheer for the Long Island Ducks at Citibank Park.

It’s not too late to come to camp. Join us at either of our day camps in Cantiague or Wantagh or at sleepaway camp at Blue Bay. You’ll experience the great outdoors and traditional activities tied to theme weeks.

Please check the Girl Scouts of Nassau County website under Program Spotlight or Register for Program for registration information. If you need more information about programs, email Pat Paluszek at . We hope we’ll see you this summer at one of these programs!

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