Friday, April 19, 2013

City Scrambler 2013 was a Success!




Girl Scouts of Nassau County's City Scrambler 2013 was a Huge Success!


Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Girl Scouts at the Battery Urban Farm
GSNC Girl Scouts at the Battery Urban Farm
As many of you see from our Facebook and Twitter postings, as well as what we post on our Programs page on our website, GSNC offers a variety of programs for girls of all ages that develop skills that build courage, confidence and character.  From learning how to tie knots in the Camper Badge program and baiting fishing line in the I Fish NY program to drawing comic strips in the Comic Artist program and star gazing in the Night Owl program, girls have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of programs that may suit many different interests.
 
Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Girl Scouts Drawing Ledger Art
GSNC Girl Scouts Drawing Ledger Art
Last weekend, I had the privilege to attend GSNC’s City Scrambler 2013.  The Fourth Annual City Scrambler focused on the beauty and history of lower Manhattan. It was a fun-filled day that tested the skills of a team.  Working together, the girls and their team volunteer navigated the streets of lower Manhattan, completing activities to accumulate points at locations like Battery Urban Farm, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Robert F. Wagner Park, Bowling Green Park and Stone Street. At Robert F. Wagner Park, girls learned about and drew ledger art and then told the story of the artwork they created. At the Alexander Hamiliton U.S. Custom House, teams had to determine the names of the statues based on the history that surrounded them.  While at Battery Urban Farm, the teams worked with other teams to build Strawberry Towers; filling the structures with dirt and then planting strawberry seeds. Throughout the whole adventure, girls experienced historical sites like the Freedom Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Charging Bull on Bowling Green.  
Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC)  Girl Scouts Stand in Front of Freedom Tower
GSNC Girl Scouts Stand in Front of the Freedom Tower

At the end of the day, even though my feet hurt from all that walking, it was an amazing experience that I would recommend for every Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout.  It was not only a pleasure to get to know some of the Girl Scouts that I serve, but I learned some history about a city that is so close to where I live.  I highly recommend this program to all Girl Scouts when they reach the Senior and Ambassador Levels… or if you get a chance, visit these historical sites.

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