Friday, September 28, 2018

GSNC's Centennial Celebration of Girl Scouting

Approximately six years after the first Girl Scouts blazed the trail of redefining what was possible for themselves, the first official Girl Scout troop in Nassau County was established circa 1918. Girl Scouts of Nassau County will be honoring this amazing milestone by celebrating all that Girl Scouts can do throughout the 2018-2019 year.

The celebration begins with the ever-popular Bowling Bash, kicking off the new Girl Scout year, as well as the Mags & Munchies program. It is a time for girls to make new friends and reconnect with their current friends, after having the summer off.

To continue the celebration, GSNC is partnering with the NY Jets! We are able to offer discounted tickets and other incentives to our Girl Scout families and friends for the October 14, 2018 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Neighboring Councils have also been invited to join us. We can’t wait to show the NY Jets the power of the Girl Scout spirit!

We also created our “Man Enough to be a Girl Scout”campaign. We are encouraging our dads and other positive adult male figures in our girls’ lives to become official members of the Girl Scout family. By joining, they have access to exclusive “Man Enough” attire and other perks.

As we move into the 2019 year, our Girl Scout families will be able to participate in World Thinking Day, our Cookie Kickoff, National S’mores Day and a wide variety of activities such as our Pen Pal Program, 100 Stories Program, the Savannah Speedway Showcase, our Family Appreciation Day, and our Council’s community service challenge. This, combined with over 100 events featured in our Possibilities Program and Event Guide will surely make for an action-packed year of challenging and exciting adventures.

To culminate the year, we will be holding “Forever a Girl Scout Campfire.” This will be an opportunity for all Girl Scouts of Nassau County and their families to gather for one large campfire, complete with traditional songs, storytelling, and appreciate the bond that has made Girl Scouts of Nassau County the success it has been for 100 years.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Want to get your troop to be active outside, AND have them earn something?

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of camping and being outdoors! Fall is a great time to get your troop active outside and have them earn a badge or two.

Camping

Fall is a great time for your troop to go camping. Traditional Troop Camping is a unique experience planned and carried out by a group of girls and their camp-trained volunteers/leaders. Under the guidance of trained and enthusiastic adults, girls may take their first hike, build their first campfire and sleep under the stars for the first time—so cool! Girls take part in planning of meals and activities, learn outdoor skills and work as a team to enjoy a fun outdoor adventure.

And, if you’ve never been to Camp Blue Bay before and want to check it out? We have a Council Camp opportunities available for those troops that don’t have camp trained volunteers, for those troops who are new to the camping experience, and for those who just want to try a new camping experience! With our Council programs, no training is required and all meals are provided! Experiencing the outdoors can be easy and fun! Thanks to our many dedicated volunteers, our Council camp programs are hugely popular.
 

Outdoor badges and Journeys!

Girl Scouts at all levels have an array of outdoor experiences to choose from with the Outdoor badges and Journeys. Check them out.

DAISIES:
  • Outdoor Art Maker
  • Buddy Camper
  • Outdoor Journey
  • Outdoor STEM Journey

BROWNIES
  • Bugs
  • Hiker
  • Outdoor Adventurer
  • Outdoor Art Creator
  • Cabin Camper
  • Outdoor Journey
  • Outdoor STEM Journey

JUNIORS
  • Flowers
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outdoor Art Explorer
  • Camper
  • Eco Camper
  • Outdoor Journey
  • Outdoor STEM Journey

CADETTES
  • Trees
  • Trailblazing
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Art Apprentice
  • Primitive Camper

SENIORS
  • Sky
  • Adventurer
  • Paddling
  • Outdoor Art Expert
  • Adventure Camper

AMBASSADORS
  • Water
  • Ultimate Recreation Challenge
  • Outdoor Art Master
  • Survival Camper

All badge requirements are available in the Volunteer Resource Center. Email customercare@gsnc.org or call 516.741.2550 for more information.