It’s hard to believe, but Monday starts July! Being Girl Scouts, who are always prepared, prepare yourself for the upcoming month with… Girl Scouting in July.
June 1st marks the beginning of National Clean Beached Week. Living on Long Island, we are surrounded by beaches. This is the perfect time to get your Girl Scout Troop together to take a walk along the beach… while you’re at it, make your beach a clean beach by picking up any trash you may find while on your walk. Who knows… this walk may inspire your troop to Take Action through a Take Action Project.
July 4th is Independence Day! Bring your troop together to work on one of the cooking badges with a BBQ theme. Brownies can work on the Snacks badge by making snacks as the appetizers, while Juniors work towards earning the Simple Meals badge, Cadettes can turn this Fourth of July BBQ into a tour of different dishes made in the USA since 1776 while earning their New Cuisines badge.
July 8th is the deadline to submit your workshop idea for Oktoberfest’s – Broadway at Blue Bay. If you have an expertise you would like to share, host a workshop at Oktoberfest 2013 being held at Camp Blue Bay the weekend of October 11-13, 2013. (This program is for Girl Scout Seniors, Ambassadors and Adults)
July 13th GSNC is offering Off the Path - a special hike around Sagamore Hill National Historic Site for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts will be led down the road less traveled as they discover hidden pathways around Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay home.
July 16th Girl Scout Brownies are invited to Summer Scenes in the Garden at Clark Botanic Gardens to observe the wonders of nature and water. Around every turn there is a new scene to enjoy as the girls stroll through gardens! Along the way they will have the chance to stop and sketch a pond scene, hear about the different habitats and end with each girl making a terrarium and learning all about the water cycle. WOW!
July 21th is National Ice Cream Day! Need we say more?? It’s another great reason to get together with your Girl Scout friends. Go out for an ice cream sundae so you can get that Ice Cream Sundae Fun Patch. As an extra treat, check the back of your June issue of GirlFriends for 25% off your entire order at Friendly’s (see coupon for complete details).
July 28th is National Parents Day! So remind your Girl Scouts to give their parents a hug and to say, “Thank you for all you do!"
Enjoy July, Girl Scouts! :)