Friday, April 26, 2013

Summertime for Girl Scouts!



Summer may not be here yet, but it will be here soon.  Now is the time to start thinking about and planning what you are going to do this summer with your Girl Scouts. Are you going to take a trip to the beach, plan a BBQ (maybe to work on your Junior Simple Meal badge or the Ambassador Dinner Party badge), play some sports or work in the Garden? As you start thinking about your summer vacation, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Programs Department is busy preparing many exciting experiences and new opportunities for girls to participate in. 

Here are a few that might interest you…

Camper Badge Program for Juniors - Camping is a great way to share time together. Before you plan your camping adventure, come learn some outdoor skills to use on your trip. You’ll learn what things you need to bring and what to leave home; how to tie some knots, use a map as you take a short hike in the woods and how to cook and clean up. This program is a good way to practice some of your outdoor skills in an outdoor environment.

Crossroads Farm for Juniors - Come meet farmer Bill and learn what cold weather crops are and help plant the fall crop on this historic farm. GSNC has partnered with Nassau Land Trust, an organization which helps preserve land on Long Island. You will get a tour of Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s in Malverne and lend a helping hand at this community garden.

Night Owl for Cadettes - Whoooo knows about the night? Come to the Science Museum of Long Island and venture out at night to discover nature on a hike through this lovely property. You will gaze at those twinkling lights in the sky after you have seen them up close & personal in a mobile planetarium. Do you know a few Girl Scout songs or want to learn some? What better way to end the night, but at a campfire! 

Take Action for the Gold Award for Seniors and Ambassadors - If you are planning to earn the Gold Award, this workshop is for you! Learn the guidelines for the award, what it means to do a Take Action project, important deadlines, the approval process, and what your interview will be like. You will also hear how to make a lasting impact on your community as you live the Girl Scout Law: To make the world a better place!

Taste of Camp Weekend - Brownie and Junior Troops can pack an overnight bag, lunch and board the bus at the Girl Scout Service Center in Garden City.  Take part in a variety of camp activities including a tour of camp.  Leaders will have an opportunity to learn more about what is needed to camp.  Join us for a Pizza Party dinner, singing around the campfire and an “Ice Cream Social” to end the evening. 

It’s not too late to register for camp. Join us at either of our day camp in 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 Registerfor Programs for registration information. We hope we’ll see you this summer at one of these programs!

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