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Senior Programs & Events

September

High ADVENTURE Group Info Session

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: Free to attend

From cross-country skiing to snowshoeing and hiking to rock climibing, the High Adventure group does it all! Want to learn more? Come meet our volunteer leaders and discover what high adventure awaits you!
RSVP to GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com by September 19.

Scouting Day 2014 at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Place: The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine,North Grafton
Cost: $10.00 per girl; adults free

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its annual Scouting Day for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who are interested in working on veterinary-related badges. Scouting Day is held in conjunction with Tufts’ Annual Open House and will include workshops and activities designed to fulfi ll badge requirements and to teach you all about this fascinating field. You must be at least 12 years of age to attend. Open to troops, girls with an adult and individual girls. Availability for this great opportunity is limited and will fill fast. You are invited to stay and enjoy Tufts’ Open House for further activities following the program.
For more information and to register, visit sites.tufts.edu/scoutingday. Registration opens
August 1 and is first-come, first served. All registration materials must be received by September 5. For additional information, contact Amy Rohald at amy.rohald@tufts.edu.

River Front Canoeing

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience,Springfield
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

Let our experienced guides teach you the basics of this wonderful adventure activity. You will learn how to choose a boat that fits your needs as a paddler, appropriate safety gear and accessories to make your experience safe and enjoyable. Then, it’s on to the water! From boarding your boat safely to proper paddling techniques, we’ll play games and do fun activities to teach you all you need to know. We’ll explore the Connecticut River and learn some of its history. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by September 20.

River Front Stand Up Paddleboarding

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience,Springfield
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

Let our guides introduce you to the new craze in water sports. Stand Up Paddleboarding offers a great core workout and a new way to get out onto the water. Our experienced staff will teach you about the necessary gear for a wonderful fl oat on the CT River along with basic techniques. Experience what it’s like to stand on the water’s surface as you paddle to and fro. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by June 20.

 

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Ongoing Programs

Horses, Horses, Horses

Date: Schedule Your Own Date
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $20 per girl; adults free

Journey into the horse world as you learn all about horse safety, standard¬† etiquette, grooming and leading a horse. You’ll also explore the tack and learn about the equipment and how to care for it. Look into the future to see what jobs are available in the equine world. No need to worry about the weather, we’re gathering in an indoor arena! Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible. Add an introductory 1/2 hour group riding lesson, where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional cost of $15.00 per girl. Book your program with 50% down; final balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891.

Tree-to-Tree Adventure

Date: Schedule Your Own Date
Time: Schedule Your Own Time
Place: Ramblewild, Lanesborough
Cost: Special Girl Scout Discounts

In our forest setting, the trees are anchors for a series of trails that wind up, across, between and through the forest. Fun twists and challenging obstacles are everywhere! Whether you’re closer to the ground on a yellow beginner trail or high up on a double-black diamond, you’re one with nature and alive with a series of accomplishments! You can work on your Staying Fit, Trees or Adventurer badges while on an inspiring adventure that only nature can deliver! This is more than your average high ropes course adventure! Open to troops and
girls with an adult.
Register directly with Ramblewild by calling 413-499-9914 or emailing tim@ramblewild.com.

Go for Gold ORIENTATION

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by September 22.

October

Appalachian Trail Backpack Series

Date: Sat-Mon, October 11-13, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Appalachian Trail, Berkshires
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

The fall is a great time to hike and camp in the Berkshires and see the fall colors. This year we are going to explore the Appalachian Trail heading southbound. The group will work together to plan the details of this trip. Open to individual girls. *A limited number of adults are needed to chaperone. To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-9060 or
GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com by September 10.

Rifle Program

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM OR 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $40 per girl; adults free

Come to Camp Marshall to learn National Rifl e Association rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, range rules and opportunities for skill development. The program includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifl es and is a prerequisite to join competitive rifl e shooting teams. Be prepared and dress for the outside. Closed-toed shoes required. Participants must be at least 12 years old at time of program. Book your program with 50% down; fi nal balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by September 26.

Ropes Course Challenge

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience,Southwick
Cost: $60 per girl; $60* per adult

Climb into a harness and dare yourself to conquer our high ropes course! Climb to the top of the Giant’s Ladder, scale a human-sized Spider Web, or live out your circus fantasies by walking the High Wire. This is sure to be fun for both kids and adults! *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by October 4.

Keep Shooting

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon OR 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Ever wanted to have skills like Katniss? Now you can, with an exciting afternoon at camp! You get to learn the finesse of shooting arrows, play some archery games and have plenty of practice time too! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM for the 9:00 AM - Noon time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 1:00 - 4:00 PM time slot by October 2.

Worcester Columbus Day Parade

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Place: Worcester
Cost: TBD

Join Girl Scouts from around the council and show your Girl Scout pride as you march in this annual Worcester County tradition. This year’s fun-filled parade theme is, Making the Grade! Cost will be determined with the volunteer when you register. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
For information and to register, contact Brenda at bgermain876@gmail.com by
October 2
.

Go for Gold ORIENTATION

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by October 9.

Juliette Low’s Birthday Roller Skating Party

Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Interskate 91 Family Fun Center, Wilbraham
Cost: $4 per girl; $4 per adult

Celebrate Juliette’s birthday with your troop or family. Enjoy face painting, colored hair spray, party games and more! Don’t have your own skates? Rent them from us for an additional fee. For an additional $6, you can add to your fun with 10 game tokens, PlayQuest and a small drink. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
For further information and advanced registration, call Jay at 413-543-3991 x109. You can
also purchase tickets at the door.

Keep Shooting

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon OR 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Ever wanted to have skills like Katniss? Now you can, with an exciting afternoon at camp! You get to learn the finesse of shooting arrows, play some archery games and have plenty of practice time too! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM for the 9:00 AM - Noon time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 1:00 - 4:00 PM time slot by October 16.

An Evening with Instrumental Women

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield
Cost: Free for girls; $30 per adult

Attend a special SSO classical performance with piano soloist Sarah Davis Buechner and take part in pre-concert activities designed to showcase careers for women in the arts: (1) participate in a ClassicalConversations discussion with music experts regarding the evening’s music; (2) attend a meet and greet with SSO staff and guest soloist; (3) attend the concert; (4) if desired, attend a postconcert meet and greet with Maestro Rhodes and Sarah Davis Buechner. Concert tickets are free for Girl Scouts and available at a discounted rate of $30 each for adult chaperones and other attendees. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
For information and tickets, contact Ann Rasmussen at arasmussen@springfieldsymphony.org or 413-733-0636 x15 by October 17.

Scout Orienteering Weekend

Date: Sat-Sun, October 25-26, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury
Cost: $16 (Saturday & Sunday) or $9 (Saturday Only) per person

Spend a day or the weekend enjoying outdoor adventures while learning and practicing map and compass skills! Saturday’s program is skill development, training and practice. For first-time orienteers, an experienced instructor will work with your group to help you learn orienteering skills. Camping out? Try a variation of the traditional foot orienteering at night! Stay through Sunday to participate in the annual New England Scout Orientereering Championship! Fees only cover the maps, courses, program and event patch to the first 400 paid registrants. If your troop is camping on Saturday night, reservations must be made directly through Knox Trails Council for an additional fee. Concession stand available on both days. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
For more information and to register, click here or call Bud O’Leary at 978-886-1371 by October 5. This event usually fills before the deadline; early registration is encouraged. Reservations for camping sites can be made directly through the Knox Trails Council online system here. Do not register for a camping site until you have received your orienteering confirmation letter.

Rock Climbing

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $75 per girl; $75 per adult

Let’s climb! Join this full day of adventure where you will learn about the gear you need, then travel by van to Rose Ledges in Erving to climb on real rock faces. Please bring appropriate clothing including loose-fitting, longsleeve shirt and pants, sturdy closedtoe shoes or boots, healthy lunch and plenty of water. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by October 18.

Women in Engineering and Computing Day

Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Place: Umass Amherst College of Engineering, Amherst
Cost: $20 per girl; adults free

Participate in hands-on engineering and computing activities, watch technology demonstrations, hear about engineering careers, meet engineering students and company representatives and learn about studying engineering and computing in college. Optional tours of lab facilities at the end of the day. Open to troops and girls with an adult. Contact Mathilda Tuuli at Umass Amherst at 413-545- 2030 or mtuuli@engin.umass.edu by October 1.

November

Go for Gold Orientation

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by October 25.

Make the Connection: Your Faith and Girl Scouts

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $7 per girl; adults free

Your faith and the Girl Scout Law have a lot more in common than you may think! In fact, you can earn the My Promise, My Faith (MPMF) Award as you explore the connection between your faith and Girl Scouts. This interfaith program will focus on earning the first step of the MPMF Award. Plus, we’ll connect you to volunteers who can help you earn the rest of the requirements and give you information on other religious awards. Learn how your faith and the Girl Scout Law are tied together and provide a strong foundation by which to live your life! Patch, workbook and snack included. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by October 16.

Women Take Flight

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: NE Air Museum Bradley Int’l Airport, Windsor, CT
Cost: Group* Pricing: $6 for ages 11 and under; $8.50 for age 12 years and up

Meet with extraordinary women pilots, balloonists, skydivers, engineers, re-enactors, astronauts, authors and more! Do hands-on activities and tour the museum. Listen to impersonators portray famous women aviators who pioneered new careers for women and learn the principles of fl ight. Join us for our 10th Annual Women Take Flight event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
*Group registrations for 10 or more people needed to receive this pricing. Forms are available at www neam.org. For questions contact Gina Maria Alimberti at gina-maria@neam.org. Regular admission rates apply the day of the event or for groups smaller than 10 people. Register by November 1.

International Trip 2016 Information Night

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: Free to attend

From magnificent mountains to world class museums, Switzerland and Italy will wow you. Our group will travel high atop Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, cruise the Venetian canals, admire the art of Florence and Rome and enjoy a special visit to Our Chalet, the oldest of the four WAGGGS Centers. Want to learn more about the trip, money-earning activities and how this group will prepare for the adventure of a lifetime? Join us for an informational night with GSCWM and EF Tours representatives to get your questions answered. *Girls must be entering grades 9-12 the fall of 2016. Open to individual girls and troops and groups with a 4:1 girl/adult ratio. 
RSVP to worldtraveler1912@gmail.com by October 31.

Rifle Program

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM OR 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $40 per girl; adults free

Come to Camp Marshall to learn National Rifl e Association rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, range rules and opportunities for skill development. The program includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifl es and is a prerequisite to join competitive rifl e shooting teams. Be prepared and dress for the outside. Closed-toed shoes required. Participants must be at least 12 years old at time of program. Book your program with 50% down; fi nal balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by October 24.

Camping and Survival Skills

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: Noon - 4:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience,Southwick
Cost: $40 per girl; $40* per adult

Let our staff teach you the ins and outs of camping and survival skills from fire to shelter building, to orienteering and wilderness fi rst aid. You will learn and practice your skills through games, activities and role playing. You’re sure to leave with all you need to know to stay safe in the woods and to roast a perfect marshmallow. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by November 1.

Make the Connection: Your Faith and Girl Scouts

Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Holyoke GSCWM Offi ce
Cost: $7 per girl; adults free

Your faith and the Girl Scout Law have a lot more in common than you may think! In fact, you can earn the My Promise, My Faith (MPMF) Award as you explore the connection between your faith and Girl Scouts. This interfaith program will focus on earning the first step of the MPMF Award. Plus, we’ll connect you to volunteers who can help you earn the rest of the requirements and give you information on other religious awards. Learn how your faith and the Girl Scout Law are tied together and provide a strong foundation by which to live your life! Patch, workbook and snack included. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by October 23.

International Trip 2016 Information Night

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: Free to attend

From magnificent mountains to world class museums, Switzerland and Italy will wow you. Our group will travel high atop Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, cruise the Venetian canals, admire the art of Florence and Rome and enjoy a special visit to Our Chalet, the oldest of the four WAGGGS Centers. Want to learn more about the trip, money-earning activities and how this group will prepare for the adventure of a lifetime? Join us for an informational night with GSCWM and EF Tours representatives to get your questions answered. *Girls must be entering grades 9-12 the fall of 2016. Open to individual girls and troops and groups with a 4:1 girl/adult ratio. 
RSVP to worldtraveler1912@gmail.com by November 4.

Camp Bonnie Brae Service Project

Date: Fri-Sun, November 14-16, 2014
Time: TBD
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $30 per girl; $30* per adult

Learn and practice trail maintenance while giving back to Camp Bonnie Brae. You’ll also do some work in the shed where the cross-country skis are stored. With the resident cheesemaking expert, Skipper, you will make fresh mozzarella for your pizza dinner. The group will work together to plan the final details of this trip. Open to individual girls. *A limited number of adults are needed to chaperone.
To register, contact Pam at 508-488-9060 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com
by October 14.

Scuba Experience (Pool)

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM OR 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

Want to feel like a fish and breathe underwater, play underwater frisbee, or perform slow motion kung fu fights? If so, scuba is the experience for you! We’ll give you a basic introduction in our pool and play some fun games. Experience a whole new world of adventure! *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by November 15.

December

Adventures in Acting

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Place: CityStage, Springfield
Cost: $35 per girl; $25 per adult

Become an actress for a day! Join the Drama Studio of Springfield for a thrilling theatrical experience. Start with an acting class with actors from Alice in Wonderland, tour Springfield’s CityStage including backstage, dressing rooms and the green room. We’ll take a short break after your workshop from 2:30 to 3:15 while the cast prepares for the show, then return to CityStage to watch the performance of Alicein Wonderland (tickets included in program cost). Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by November 25.

Go for Gold Orientation

Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by December 18.

January

Hearth Cooking

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you complete requirements toward the Cook Legacy Badges. The demonstration will focus on making pumpkin pie, which includes local and imported ingredients. Girls will learn about the history of spices and will also compare some historic recipes or “receipts” for making this New England staple. Badges are not included in the cost of this program, but can be purchased as any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator at 413-775-7116 or fdeering@historicdeerfield.org by January 2.

Scuba Experience (Pool)

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM OR 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

Want to feel like a fish and breathe underwater, play underwater frisbee, or perform slow motion kung fu fights? If so, scuba is the experience for you! We’ll give you a basic introduction in our pool and play some fun games. Experience a whole new world of adventure! *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by January 3 .

Kayaking Intro (Pool)

Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

This is two hours of fun and games in a kayak! Learn how to paddle, stand up, jump and roll in this jam-packed session. It all takes place in our indoor heated pool where you never know what’s next. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by January 4.

Volunteer-in-Training

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $15 per girl (girls-only event)

Volunteer-in-Training (VIT) is designed to foster the development of basic leadership skills and to give girls a basis for working with younger girls. Topics include understanding of the Girl Scout program, developmental characteristics of younger girls, and the role and responsibilities of the VIT. Additionally, participants will learn how to select, plan and present age-appropriate activities and use problem-solving strategies. Open to individual girls only.
Register through GSCWM by January 8.

Winterfest

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

There’s plenty to do at camp in the winter! Spend the day snowshoeing or cross country skiing while you look for animal tracks, play winter games and enjoy a special winter craft. Activties may be adjusted based on weather conditions. Wear warm clothes and pack a lunch. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by January 4.

Winterfest Overnight

Date: Sunday-Monday, January 18- 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $55 per girl; $40 per adult

Join the Winterfest program during the day, then stay overnight to experience a relaxing winter evening. If conditions are right, you may choose to take a moonlight ski adventure or snowshoe. Play games, cook a tasty meal and a new dessert, and learn a bit about winter survival. We’ll sleep in heated buildings. The Winterfest program (above) is included with your registration for this overnight; do not register separately. Open to troops and girls with an adult. Space for this program is extremely limited. Register early!
Register through GSCWM by January 4.

Cartoon Party and Sleepover

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 8:30 PM - 7:00 AM
Place: Interskate 91, Wilbraham
Cost: $22 per girl; $11 per adult

Join Interskate 91 for this cartoonthemed skating party and sleepover! There’s skating until midnight, Limbo, scooter races, tug-o-war, a midnight movie, food and snacks, indoor playground, live and in-person characters, a roller skating patch, and of course, sleeping! As a bonus, troops have the opportunity to return on a future weekend to sell cookies! Register early, space is limited and this event will fill fast! Open to troops only; no individual registrations accepted.
For further information and to make reservations, call Jay at 413-543-3991 x109 by January 9.

Princess Roller Skating Overnight

Date: Sun-Mon, January 18-19, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 AM
Place: Fun America at Roll On America, Lancaster
Cost: $20 per girl; $10 per adult

Girl Scout Overnight Princess Party at Roll On America! Come to dance and skate the night away. Learn why you roll on skates. Enjoy a Princess PJ Parade, a trip in the Bounce House, Karaoke, a PG movie and receive a Skating Fun Patch. Includes skating and skate rental, food card for dinner and breakfast and 10 game tokens. Chaperones’ admission includes skating, skate rental and food card. A $100 deposit per troop is due upon booking. Final payment is due in full by January 4. Open to troops.
To register, contact Fun America at Roll On America: 978-537-4010 or visit rollonamerica.com by January 4.

CBB Winter Fun and Survival Skills

Date: Fri-Sun, January 23-25, 2015
Time: TBD - TBD
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $30 per girl; $30* per adult

Head to Camp Bonnie Brae for the High Adventure Group’s Annual High Adventure weekend in the snow. You’ll cross-country ski, snowshoe, build snow shelters, learn winter survival skills and maybe even winter camp. The group will work together to plan the final details of this trip. Open to individual girls. *A limited number of adults needed to chaperone.
To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-9060 orGSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com by December 15.

Hearth Cooking

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you complete requirements toward the Cook Legacy Badges. The demonstration will focus on making pumpkin pie, which includes local and imported ingredients. Girls will learn about the history of spices and will also compare some historic recipes or “receipts” for making this New England staple. Badges are not included in the cost of this program, but can be purchased as any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator at 413-775-7116 or fdeering@historicdeerfield.org by January 16.

Snorkel Intro (Pool)

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $30 per girl; $30* per adult

Want to sing like a whale while swimming just under the surface, retrieve items from the bottom of the pool and play the ultimate Fishy, Fishy? Our instructors will introduce you to the equipment, skills and objectives of snorkeling and then you’ll have plenty of time to practice in the indoor heated pool. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by January 17.

Volunteer-in-Training

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $15 per girl (girls-only event)

Volunteer-in-Training (VIT) is designed to foster the development of basic leadership skills and to give girls a basis for working with younger girls. Topics include understanding of the Girl Scout program, developmental characteristics of younger girls, and the role and responsibilities of the VIT. Additionally, participants will learn how to select, plan and present age-appropriate activities and use problem-solving strategies. Open to individual girls only.
Register through GSCWM by January 15.

Adafruit Jewelry Design

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Place: Umass Amherst College of Engineering, Amherst
Cost: $30 per girl; adults free

Over the course of the day, you will design and build your own Adafruit jewelry which will light up and/or make sound. You will learn how to create the electrical circuits for your design, then make the circuit and use basic programming to control it. For more information on Adafruit, E-textiles and Lilypad technology and all the cool things that can be built, Google it! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Mathilda Tuuli at UMass Amherst at 413-545-2030 or mtuuli@engin.umass.edu by January 6.

Hearth Cooking

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you complete requirements toward the Cook Legacy Badges. The demonstration will focus on making pumpkin pie, which includes local and imported ingredients. Girls will learn about the history of spices and will also compare some historic recipes or “receipts” for making this New England staple. Badges are not included in the cost of this program, but can be purchased as any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator at 413-775-7116 or fdeering@historicdeerfield.org by January 23.

February

Cross-Country Ski Touring

Date: February (TBD)
Place: TBD
Cost: TBD

Who is up for some ski touring? We will spend two or more days on the Catamount Trail in Southern Vermont. Inns or B&Bs will be our overnight destinations. You will need to provide your own cross-country ski gear or we may be able to borrow some from camp. Event runs Friday evening through Sunday afternoon or possibly the week of Winter School vacation. Open to individual girls only. The group will work together to plan the final details of this trip.
To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-9060 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com by January 25.

Scuba Experience (Pool)

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM OR 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $35 per girl; $35 per adult

Want to feel like a fish and breathe underwater, play underwater frisbee, or perform slow motion kung fu fights? If so, scuba is the experience for you! We’ll give you a basic introduction in our pool and play some fun games. Experience a whole new world of adventure! *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by January 31 .

Wicked “For Good” Day on Broadway

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Place: New York City
Cost: $200* per girl; $200* per adult

Travel by charter bus from the Holyoke or Worcester Service Center or choose to go as a troop. GSCWM has partnered with StudentsLive, a Broadway education program, to offer an interactive workshop where you will meet a successful industry leader, learn music and choreography from the show from Wicked cast members, interact with Wicked cast members and behind the scenes creative team professionals in a question and answer session and earn exclusive Wicked Girl Scout patches. You will then attend the matinee performance of Wicked on Broadway with an audience of Girl Scouts from across the country! *There is an additional fee of $15 per person to ride the bus. Open to troops
and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by October 30.

Snorkel Intro (Pool)

Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $30 per girl; $30 per adult

Want to sing like a whale while swimming just under the surface, retrieve items from the bottom of the pool and play the ultimate Fishy, Fishy? Our instructors will introduce you to the equipment, skills and objectives of snorkeling and then you’ll have plenty of time to practice in the indoor heated pool. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by February 1.

Kayaking Intro (Pool)

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $35 per girl; $35 per adult

This is two hours of fun and games in a kayak! Learn how to paddle, stand up, jump and roll in this jam-packed session. It all takes place in our indoor heated pool where you never know what’s next. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and
girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by February 7.

Go for Gold Orientation

Date: Monday, February 16, 2015
Time: 5:00PM - 7:00 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by January 23.

Animals in Society

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, Springfield
Cost: $25 per girl; adults free

Animals in Society focuses on how animals are integrated into our society and how to live with compassion and respect for all living creatures. You’ll examine positive and negative aspects of animal welfare and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of animals. You’ll explore issues such as: animals in entertainment (zoos, circuses, racing, rodeos and animal fighting); breeding; animal research; and the relationship between people and wildlife. Meets many of the requirements for your level’s Animal badges. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by January 23.

Take It To Court

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $15 per girl (girls-only event)

You be the Judge and Jury! Better than watching Law & Order or Judge Judy! Join us for an informative, interactive and fun morning to learn the realities of the criminal justice system, the
different legal-related careers, and the laws that impact youth with the Worcester District Attorney’s Office. Then choose a role as a juror, defendant, clerk magistrate, court officer, witness, judge-in-training or attorney as we then travel over to the Worcester Trial Court House to hold a mock trial in a real courtroom before a real judge! This is a girl-only event. A limited number of registered, CORI’ed adults are needed for transportation to and from the courthouse.
Contact Tammy Breen at TBreen@gscwm.org to volunteer to join us for the day. Court is now in session!
Register through GSCWM by February 5.

Textile Artist

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you work toward your Textile Artist Badge. Prior to your visit, you’ll receive materials to help you complete badge step 2, then you’ll complete 1, 3 and 4 during the event as you view the textiles collection, practice basic stitches and sew your own “housewife” or sewing kit. Simply complete step 5 (make a textile gift) at home to earn your badge. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator at 413-775-7116 or fdeering@historicdeerfield.org by February 20.

March

Camp Green Eyrie Service Project

Date: March (TBD)
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: $30 per girl; $30* per adult

To give back, we will go to Camp Green Eyrie to learn and practice some trail maintenance as well other projects. Open to individual girls. *A limited number of adults needed to chaperone.
To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-9060 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Cost: Free and open to the public

Worcester Chamber Music Society is committed to educating audiences of all ages. Family concerts offer an opportunity for families with young children to experience the beauty and excitement of classical music together. Following the performance of TheEmperor’s New Clothes, you will be invited on stage to meet the musicians and see the instruments. Volunteer opportunities are available for Girl Scouts. Open to troops, girls with an adult and individual adults.
Open admission; tickets and reservations are not required.

Kayaking Intro (Pool)

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM OR4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience,Southwick
Cost: $35 per girl; $35 per adult

This is two hours of fun and games in a kayak! Learn how to paddle, stand up, jump and roll in this jam-packed session. It all takes place in our indoor heated pool where you never know what’s next. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and
girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by February 28.

International Festival and Ecumenical Service

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: Noon - 4:00 PM
Place: Blessed John Paul II Parishand LaSalle ReceptionCenter, Southbridge
Cost: $4 per girl; adults free

The Mills and Hills Service Unit invites you to celebrate Girl Scout Sunday! Each group will choose a country from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and host a station at the festival. You will enjoy learning about many different cultures from around the world and learn about the World Friendship Fund. Each group will have a chance to participate in an ecumenical service from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.
To register and for information, contact Michelle at froglady04@hotmail.com between
October 1st-December 31st
. Open to troops and girls with an adult.

Worcester County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: Available upon registration
Place: Available upon registration
Cost: Available upon registration

Join other Girl Scouts from around the council and show your Girl Scout green as you march in Worcester county’s largest parade! Details of the parade will be available in the fall.
For information and to register to march, contact Brenda at bgermain876@gmail.com by February 19. Let’s show Worcester county a sea of green like they’ve never seen before!

Springfield Symphony Orchesra - ”The Making of a Classical Concert”

Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Springfield Symphony Hall
Cost: Free to attend

An opportunity for girls to learn about what goes into making an SSO classical concert. Girls will attend the final concert rehearsal (performance is next evening on Saturday, 3/14/15). Activities includes (1) meeting with SSO staff for a behind-the-scenes look at the various aspects of preparing for a concert, (2) a meet and greet with piano soloist Sarah Davis Buechner regarding careers in the arts for women, (3) listen to a portion of the rehearsal, and (4) enjoy a complimentary pizza dinner at Symphony Hall. Tickets for the next evening’s performance are available free of charge for Girl Scouts; adult chaperone tickets are available at 25% off the regular price. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
For information and to register, please contact Ann Rasmussen at arasmussen@springfieldsymphony.org or 413-733-0636 x15 by March 6.

Girl Scout “Super” Celebration

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center OR Worcester Service Center
Cost: Free to attend

Girl Scouts, families and friends are invited to a Girl Scout Super Celebration! With the Cookie Program complete and Girl Scout Week upon us, it’s the perfect time for an epic celebration! Join GSCWM at either the Holyoke or Worcester Headquarters for a superhero open house adventure-stay a little or stay a lot! There’s a superhero in everyone and we’ll have awesome activities for girls and boys to help you find yours! We’ll also have Girl Scout displays and information, refreshments and more! Bring a non-Girl Scout sidekick (friend) in grades K-12 to receive a special prize. No registration is required. Open to troops, girls with an adult and families.
No registration required.

Go for Gold Orientation

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by March 6.

Scuba Experience (Pool)

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM OR 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $35 per girl; $35 per adult

Want to feel like a fish and breathe underwater, play underwater frisbee, or perform slow motion kung fu fights? If so, scuba is the experience for you! We’ll give you a basic introduction in our pool and play some fun games. Experience a whole new world of adventure! *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by March 14 .

Textile Artist

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you work toward your Textile Artist Badge. Prior to your visit, you’ll receive materials to help you complete badge step 2, then you’ll complete 1, 3 and 4 during the event as you view the textiles collection, practice basic stitches and sew your own “housewife” or sewing kit. Simply complete step 5 (make a textile gift) at home to earn your badge. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator at 413-775-7116 or fdeering@historicdeerfield.org by March 13.

Go for Gold Orientation

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by March 12.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: Available upon registration
Place: Holyoke
Cost: Available upon registration

Join other Girl Scouts from around the council and show your Girl Scout green as you march in the 64th Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A regional event, this parade attracts over 400,000 spectators every year-that’s a lot of people witnessing your show of Girl Scout pride! Let’s show Holyoke a sea of green like they’ve never seen before! Open to troops and girls with an adult. For information and to register, contact Bonnie at bonseye2@aol.com by March 21.

Textile Artist

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you work toward your Textile Artist Badge. Prior to your visit, you’ll receive materials to help you complete badge step 2, then you’ll complete 1, 3 and 4 during the event as you view the textiles collection, practice basic stitches and sew your own “housewife” or sewing kit. Simply complete step 5 (make a textile gift) at home to earn your badge. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator at 413-775-7116 or fdeering@historicdeerfield.org by March 20.

CROSS TRAINING

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Place: The Pilates Studio, Hadley
Cost: $20 per girl; $20* per adult

Whether you are a competitive athlete, new to exercise or want to improve your skills in surfing, hiking or throwing a frisbee, this program will help you customize a cross-training fitness program that’s effective and, most importantly, fun! The idea of crosstraining is to incorporate a variety of cardio, strength and conditioning exercises into a routine that trains your whole body. Grab your mat and create a plan that’s perfect for your body, mind and goals. Badges are not included in the cost of this program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Laurie at 413-586-3504 to register by March 14.

Space Expo 2015

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: NE Air Museum Bradley Int’L Airport, Windsor, CT
Cost: $6 for age 11 and under;$8.50 for age 12 and over *Group Pricing

Discover and explore our universe! Meet astronauts, aerospace engineers and scientists. Interact with R2D2, touch a 70-pound meteorite, try on a space suit, design and build a rocket, learn about Apollo 13, try a Segway and fly over the surface of Mars. A food vendor will be on site. This is a family or troop event! $6.00 for age 11 and under, $8.50 for age 12 and above. *Group registrations for 10 or more people required to receive this pricing.
Forms are available at www.neam.org. For questions, call Gina Maria Alimberti at gina-maria@neam.org. Regular admission rates apply the day of the event or for groups smaller than 10 people. Register by March 28.

April

Rock Climbing

Date: April (TBD)
Place: TBD
Cost: TBD

We will spend a day at one of the local rock gyms. We will welcome our 5th grade Junior Girl Scouts and their leaders, parents or guardians for this event. This is a one-day event so bring your lunch, snacks and water and get ready to climb! Open to troops, individual girls and girls with an adult. The group will work together to plan the details of this trip. *Bridging Juniors only.
To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-9060 orGSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com.

Rifle Program

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM OR 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $40 per girl; adults free

Come to Camp Marshall to learn National Rifl e Association rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, range rules and opportunities for skill development. The program includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifl es and is a prerequisite to join competitive rifl e shooting teams. Be prepared and dress for the outside. Closed-toed shoes required. Participants must be at least 12 years old at time of program. Book your program with 50% down; fi nal balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by March 27.

Go for Gold Orientation

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Berkshire Mall Community
Room, Lanesborough
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by April 2.

Take Aim

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM OR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM OR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for a session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM for the 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM time slot by April 2.

Camping and Survival Skills

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: Noon - 4:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $40 per girl; $40* per adult

Let our staff teach you the ins and outs of camping and survival skills from fire to shelter building, to orienteering and wilderness fi rst aid. You will learn and practice your skills through games, activities and role playing. You’re sure to leave with all you need to know to stay safe in the woods and to roast a perfect marshmallow. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by April 4.

Scout-O

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Hale Reservation, Westwood
Cost: TBD

Girl Scouts all over our council have enjoyed this program for years! This is a day of outdoor adventures as you learn and practice map and compass skills with other Girl Scouts, Venture
Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts! The day will emphasize skill development, training and practice. Your troop will learn how to orienteer their way through the woods on their own! Ample orienteering courses are available for you to practice your skills further. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Registration information and complete details will be made available at www.newenglandorienteering.org/scout-o in January 2015; register by March 31.

Busy Bee at CLW

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost: Free to attend

Be part of a great service project that gives back to the Girl Scout community by helping to prepare for the busy summer season. There’s always work to do to wake up camp from her winter slumber! There are tasks for people at all levels, from window washing to path clearing, putting up tents, putting out docks and heavy lifting. Invite your friends and family to join us for this exciting day as camp wakes for the spring. Feel free to come for the whole day or just a few hours from 10am- 1pm or 1pm-4pm. If staying for the whole day, please remember to bring a bagged lunch. Open to troops, girls with an adult, family and friends; one and all welcome!
Register through GSCWM by April 16.

Busy Bee at CGE

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: Free to attend

Be part of a great service project that gives back to the Girl Scout community by helping to prepare for the busy summer season. There’s always work to be done to wake up camp from her winter slumber! There are tasks for people at all levels, from window washing to path clearing, putting up tents, putting out docks and heavy lifting. Invite your friends and family to join us for this exciting day as camp wakes for the spring. Feel free to come for the whole day or just a few hours from 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm. If staying for the whole day, please remember to bring a bagged lunch. Open to troops, girls with an adult, family and friends; one and all welcome!
Register through GSCWM by April 16.

Busy Bee at CBB

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: Free to attend

Be part of a great service project that gives back to the Girl Scout community by helping to prepare for the busy summer season. There’s always work to be done to wake up camp from her winter slumber! We’ll have tasks for people of all ages and abilities; path clearing, putting up tents, heavy lifting, window washing, and dusting. Specific jobs will be determined just prior to the event based on the needs of the camp. Feel free to come for the whole event or just stay for a couple of hours. You are welcome to bring a lunch and picnic at camp. Open to troops, girls with an adult, family and friends; one and all welcome!
Register through GSCWM by April 19.

Girl Scout Sleepover at NEAM

Date: Sat-Sun, April 25-26, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM - 9:00 AM
Place: NE Air Museum Bradley Int’l Airport, Windsor, CT
Cost: $50 per girl; $50 per adult

Learn about space flight, do handson build and fly activities, see demonstrations, meet women in aviation, tour airplanes, climb inside the cockpit and sleep amongst the fastest aircraft ever built at this exciting overnight! Join other Girl Scouts from Massachusetts and Connecticut for a night of fun! Bring your own bagged dinner. Snack and breakfast are
provided. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by March 26.

Take Aim

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM OR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM OR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Place: Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer OR Camp Lewis Perkins, S. Hadley
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for a session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM for the 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM time slot by April 16.

Busy Bee at CLP

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Place: Camp Lewis Perkins, S. Hadley
Cost: Free to attend

Volunteer at camp! Projects include cleaning cabins and general camp cleanup. Sign up for archery, too. Come for a couple of hours or more. Bring a lunch and stay to take a hike around camp! Open to troops, girls with an adult, family and friends; one and all welcome!
E-mail jbaxter@amherst.edu or call Jean at 413-575-4299 by April 16.

Ropes Course Challenge

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost: $60 per girl; $60* per adult

Climb into a harness and dare yourself to conquer our high ropes course! Climb to the top of the Giant’s Ladder, scale a human-sized Spider Web, or live out your circus fantasies by walking the High Wire. This is sure to be fun for both kids and adults! *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult. Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by April 28.

May

Biothon

Date: Schedule Your Own Date**
Time: Schedule Your Own Time**
Place: Schedule Your Own Location**
Cost: Free to attend

Do you love springtime? Do you want to explore new birds, flowers and other signs of spring outdoors? You are invited to participate in the Hitchcock Center for the Environment’s 2015
Biothon, where groups of nature lovers go outside for up to 24 hours at a time on a weekend in May, counting as many species as they see! Here’s how it works: you organize a group of girls and adults who are interested in participating. The Hitchcock Center will provide you with an experienced naturalist mentor to lead your group and count animals, plants, birds, insects or whatever species you choose to count! You can choose how long you would like to go out for and where you want to explore! In the past, groups have gone out trying to count 100 different kinds of birds or counted as many flower species as possible. Prizes are awarded for participation and for the teams with the highest count of species. *For girls ages 8 and up. Open to troops and girls with an adult. **This program runs for any 24-hour period between May 8-10 or May 15-17.
Call Hitchcock Center to schedule a date, time and location at 413-256-6006 or visit
www.hitchcockcenter.org/index.php/support-us/biothon. The event is free but donations to the Hitchcock Center are always welcome.

High Ropes

Date: May (TBD)
Place: TBD
Cost: TBD

Now is your time to soar! We’ll camp on Friday and Saturday nights and hit the ropes on Saturday. This event may be on a high ropes course or one of the adventure parks in the Berkshires. The group will work together to plan the details of this trip. Open to individual girls only.
To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-9060 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com.

Take Aim

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM OR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM OR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for a session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM for the 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM time slot by April 23.

Camp Laurel Wood Open House

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost: Free to attend

Have questions or want to explore camp before the summer starts? Come to our open house where you can take a camp tour and have fun! You will get an opportunity to meet the camp director and staff who will answer any questions you have. Open houses take place rain or shine! Open to girls with an adult.
RSVP to camp@gscwm.org with the date you’d like to join us and the camp name in the subject line of your email by April 30.

Camp Lewis Perkins Open House

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Camp Lewis Perkins, S. Hadley
Cost: Free to attend

Have questions or want to explore camp before the summer starts? Come to our open house where you can take a camp tour and have fun! You will get an opportunity to meet the camp director and staff who will answer any questions you have. Open houses take place rain or shine! Open to girls with an adult.
RSVP to camp@gscwm.org with the date you’d like to join us and the camp name in the subject line of your email by April 30.

Go for Gold Orientation

Date: Monday, May 4, 2015
Time: 5:00PM - 7:00 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by April 23.

Rifle Program

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM OR1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $40 per girl; adults free

Come to Camp Marshall to learn National Rifl e Association rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, range rules and opportunities for skill development. The program includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifl es and is a prerequisite to join competitive rifl e shooting teams. Be prepared and dress for the outside. Closed-toed shoes required. Participants must be at least 12 years old at time of program. Book your program with 50% down; fi nal balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by April 24.

Me & My Guy - SUPERHERO EDITION

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Place: Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost: $10 per girl; $10 per adult

Come join us and be a superhero duo! Learn how to be like Green Arrow on the archery range. Test your Batman and Robin agility on the sports field. Try some Wolverine survival skills and participate in a fi shing derby. We will power up with a barbecue lunch. Open to girls attending with a father, grandfather or any other special guy (over age 21) in their life.
Register through GSCWM by April 16.

Biking on the Rail Trail

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience,Southwick
Cost: $45 per girl; $45 per adult

Spend your day biking and exploring the rail trail of Southwick, MA and Granby, CT. The trail passes on the west side of the Congamond Lakes and extends six miles across Southwick toward Connecticut. The path follows closely the path of the New Haven and Northampton Railroad which was built along what was once the Hampshire and Hampden Canal. Learn more of the natural history of this area as you practice your biking skills. Bring your own bike and helmet or borrow one of ours. All adults must pay and participate. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569- 1287 by May 2.

Go for Gold ORIENTATION

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

Thinking about going for your Gold Award, the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting? This orientation is a must for any girl who wants to earn her Gold Award or is interested in learning
more. While not required, attending a Go for Gold Orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning to work on the Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process and suggestions about projects. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by May 4.

Six Flags Science Adventure

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Place: Six Flags New England, Agawam
Cost: TBD

Girl Scouts will explore the park through Six Flags Science Adventure! In this thrill-packed scavenger hunt, scouts will follow clues and answer STEM questions developed by New England Educators. The program includes admission to the park, parking, science adventure, exclusive engineering presentations and workshops, as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet meal held in our River’s Edge Picnic Grove! Earn a special patch all while enjoying the thrills of Six Flags New England! Cost will be released in January. *Bridging Brownies only. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Registration opens on 1/1/15. Register through GSCWM by April 23.

River Front Canoeing

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Springfield
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

Let our experienced guides teach you the basics of this wonderful adventure activity. You will learn how to choose a boat that fits your needs as a paddler, appropriate safety gear and accessories to make your experience safe and enjoyable. Then, it’s on to the water! From boarding your boat safely to proper paddling techniques, we’ll play games and do fun activities to teach you all you need to know. We’ll explore the Connecticut River and learn some of its history. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by May 16.

Camp Green Eyrie Open House

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: Free to attend

Have questions or want to explore camp before the summer starts? Come to our open house where you can take a camp tour and have fun! You will get an opportunity to meet the camp director and staff who will answer any questions you have. Open houses take place rain or shine! Open to girls with an adult.
RSVP to camp@gscwm.org with the date you’d like to join us and the camp name in the subject line of your email by May 28.

Superhero makers at Camp Green Eyrie

Date: Sat-Sun, May 30-31, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: $55 per girl; $55 per adult

For girls and women only! Superheroes rely on their super technology! This weekend you’ll test out your inner innovator. During the day learn new skills to help create the tool that will help you save the day on your next adventure! After dinner you’ll have a chance to create your new items and share them at a Makers Fair on Sunday. There will still be time to enjoy a mix of adventurous activities like boating and archery, too! Come with your troop or bring your mom, aunt, grandmother or another female adult and join us for a super wild time at camp! Girls and adults may be able to stay in the same cabin or tent together or may be asked to have “girl only” and “adult only” cabins or tents in the same living area, dependent upon enrollment. Housing assignments will be finalized after registration has ended. You may request a building (with indoor bathrooms) for an additional fee of $3.00 per person; space is limited so register for this option early! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by June 4.

June

Big Wall Rappelling

Date: June (TBD)
Place: TBD
Cost: TBD

Time to go even higher, except this time we will go down. Have you ever thought about rappelling down a 100ft wall? This is a safe and exciting activity. We could even rappel down a waterfall. The group will work together to plan the details of this trip. Open to individual girls only. To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-9060 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com.

Six Flags Camporee

Date: Sat-Sun, June 6-7, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Place: Six Flags New England,Agawam
Cost: TBD

Scouts throughout New England come together and celebrate at Six Flags New England’s 12th Annual Camporee! Food, fun, camping and a learning experience for all scouts. This event is open to both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Bring your camping gear and join us for this two-day event and night under the stars in our River’s Edge Picnic Grove. Your ticket includes: two full day tickets to the theme park and water park; two days of free standard parking; lunch, snack, dinner and a campfire snack on Saturday; hot breakfast and a lunch voucher on Sunday; a 2015 limited edition Six Flags Camporee patch; a souvenir kodak photo; camp activities, games and more! Camp sites are on a first-come basis day of arrival. See our website for full details. Cost posted on Six Flags New England’s website after January. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register online at sixflags.com or by calling 413-786-9300 x3524 by May 30.

Wild Women Weekend

Date: Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $55 per girl; $55 per adult

For girls and women only! Join us for this STEM weekend where you’ll explore the science of camp. You’ll be able to choose from bird or tree identifi cation, the science of baking, meteorology, wetlands exploration and more! But don’t worry, your favorite camp activities haven’t gone away; we’ll have boating, songs and games, arts and crafts, too! Come with your troop or bring your mom, aunt, grandmother or another adult female and join us for a wild time at camp! Girls and adults may be able to stay in the same cabin together or may be asked to have “girl only” and “adult only” cabins in the same living area, dependant upon enrollment. Housing assignments will be finalized after registration has ended. You may request a building (with indoor bathrooms) for an additional fee of $3.00 per person; space is limited so register for this option early!
Register through GSCWM by May 22.

Camp Bonnie Brae Open House

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: Free to attend

Have questions or want to explore camp before the summer starts? Come to our open house where you can take a camp tour and have fun! You will get an opportunity to meet the camp director and staff who will answer any questions you have. Open houses take place rain or shine! Open to girls with an adult.
RSVP to camp@gscwm.org with the date you’d like to join us and the camp name in the subject line of your email by June 4.

Rifle Program

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM OR1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $40 per girl; adults free

Come to Camp Marshall to learn National Rifl e Association rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, range rules and opportunities for skill development. The program includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifl es and is a prerequisite to join competitive rifl e shooting teams. Be prepared and dress for the outside. Closed-toed shoes required. Participants must be at least 12 years old at time of program. Book your program with 50% down; fi nal balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by May 29.

Take Aim

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM OR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Place: Camp Marion White, Richmond
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for a session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM for the 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM time slot OR
Register through GSCWM for the 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM time slot by June 4.

River Front Kayaking

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience, Springfield
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

Let our experienced guides teach you the basics of this wonderful adventure activity. You will learn how to choose a boat that fi ts your needs as a paddler, appropriate safety gear and accessories to make your experience safe and enjoyable. Then, it’s on to the water! From boarding your boat safely to proper paddling techniques, we’ll play games and do fun activities to teach you all you need to know. We’ll explore the Connecticut River and learn some of its history. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by June 6.

River Front Stand Up Paddleboarding

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Westfield Watersports and Wilderness Experience,Springfield
Cost: $35 per girl; $35* per adult

Let our guides introduce you to the new craze in water sports. Stand Up Paddleboarding offers a great core workout and a new way to get out onto the water. Our experienced staff will teach you about the necessary gear for a wonderful fl oat on the CT River along with basic techniques. Experience what it’s like to stand on the water’s surface as you paddle to and fro. *No fee for adults who are only supervising, not participating. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Westfield Water Sports at staff@weu.com or 413-569-1287 by June 20.

July

Camp Lewis Perkins Open House

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Camp Lewis Perkins, S. Hadley
Cost: Free to attend

Have questions or want to explore camp before the summer starts? Come to our open house where you can take a camp tour and have fun! You will get an opportunity to meet the camp director and staff who will answer any questions you have. Open houses take place rain or shine! Open to girls with an adult.
RSVP to camp@gscwm.org with the date you’d like to join us and the camp name in the subject line of your email by June 30.

Camp Bonnie Brae Open House

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: Free to attend

Have questions or want to explore camp before the summer starts? Come to our open house where you can take a camp tour and have fun! You will get an opportunity to meet the camp director and staff who will answer any questions you have. Open houses take place rain or shine! Open to girls with an adult.
RSVP to camp@gscwm.org with the date you’d like to join us and the camp name in the subject line of your email by June 30.

Camp Green Eyrie Open House

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: Free to attend

Have questions or want to explore camp before the summer starts? Come to our open house where you can take a camp tour and have fun! You will get an opportunity to meet the camp director and staff who will answer any questions you have. Open houses take place rain or shine! Open to girls with an adult.
RSVP to camp@gscwm.org with the date you’d like to join us and the camp name in the subject line of your email by June 30.

Rifle Program

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM OR 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $40 per girl; adults free

Come to Camp Marshall to learn National Rifl e Association rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, range rules and opportunities for skill development. The program includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifl es and is a prerequisite to join competitive rifl e shooting teams. Be prepared and dress for the outside. Closed-toed shoes required. Participants must be at least 12 years old at time of program. Book your program with 50% down; fi nal balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by June 26.

August

Rifle Program

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM OR 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $40 per girl; adults free

Come to Camp Marshall to learn National Rifl e Association rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, range rules and opportunities for skill development. The program includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifl es and is a prerequisite to join competitive rifl e shooting teams. Be prepared and dress for the outside. Closed-toed shoes required. Participants must be at least 12 years old at time of program. Book your program with 50% down; final balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register, contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by July 24.

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