Brownie Programs & Events

May

Brownie Horse

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Are you a horse fan? Come learn about all the things in 4-H’s Horse Fan program, plus we will start to explore the different types of horse breeds and riding styles. You’ll learn about their care, equipment, food and how to act around horses to stay safe. Get some hands-on time as you learn about horse grooming. Then, everyone will mount up for the fi nal pony experience. 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 April 24. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

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 23.

Flower Power

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
Cost: $10 per girl; adults free

In spring, flowers are everywhere at Tower Hill Botanic Garden! Get an upclose look at an individual flower and take it apart to see all its parts. Then tour the gardens to look for more flowers and their insect pollinators. Make a bookmark with pressed flowers to take home and a bouquet for your favorite adult. Earn most of the requirements of the Flowers Badge. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store *Bridging Brownies only. Open to troops.
To register, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124 by April 30.

Six Flags Science Adventure
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 7!

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Place: Six Flags New England, Agawam
Cost: $47/per person OR $25/person with a Six Flags Season Pass

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! *Open to Bridging Brownies through Ambassadors. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM (Non-Season pass holders) by May 7.
Season Pass holders click here for special Season Pass holder pricing.

 

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Ongoing Programs

Sock Puppet Workshop

Date: group needs to call to schedule date
Time: group needs to call to schedule time
Place: Drawbridge Puppet Theater, Lunenburg
Cost: $14 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Troop

This 2 hour workshop can be customized to your group’s specific needs and interests. We can turn these delightfully fun and colorful sock puppets into whatever you want them to be. Worms, dogs, people…the sky’s the limit! Come use your creativity to make a one-of-a-kind friend, and then learn the endless ways you can use your puppet for fun, education and entertainment!
Contact Beth Robinson at Beth_a_robinson@yahoo.com, 978-621-6633.

Classic Pop-Up Workshop

Date: group needs to call to schedule date
Time: group needs to call to schedule time
Place: Drawbridge Puppet Theater, Lunenburg
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Troop

This is a 2 hour workshop that allows your group to participate in a skill building process that results in a fun and festive puppet. Come prepared to use patterns, cut & sew fabric, and much more! This workshop is designed specifically to utilize recycled materials to get professional results…come find out how much fun it is to recycle!
Contact Beth Robinson at Beth_a_robinson@yahoo.com, 978-621-6634.

Naturalist Camp-In

Date: Fri-Sat, May 29-30, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 AM
Place: Springfield Museums, Springfield
Cost: $50 per girl; $40 per adult

Ever wonder what happens after the museum closes for the night? Want to have an opportunity to sleep next to a tyrannosaurus rex, Native American wigwam or coral reef? Explore the symbiotic relationship between flowers and bugs through pollination, conservation, ethnobotany and the food chain at this museum sleepover. You’ll participate in hands-on activities and workshops, view a planetarium show and explore the museum’s special exhibit, Animal Secrets, which runs January-May. A pizza party dinner and light breakfast are served during the program. Free and secure overnight parking is available. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Springfield Museums at camp-in@springfieldmuseums.org or 413-263-6800 ext. 481 by May 23.

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

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.

Go Gardening

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
Cost: $10 per girl; adults free

Visit beautiful Tower Hill Botanic Garden and earn the Gardener Badge. Learn about garden design and imagine your own dream garden. Find out how to choose plants that will do well in your garden and how to plant them. Plant seeds for experimenting and to grow in your own outdoor garden. Pot up a houseplant to take home and grow an indoor garden, too! Badges are not included in the cost of this program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. *Bridging Brownies only. Open to troops.
To register, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x125 by May 21.

Take Aim

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Place: Camp Marion White
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 by June 4.

Girl Scout Day at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: TBA
Place: 358 George Carter Road, Becket, Massachusetts 01223
Cost: Free to attend (optional to purchase for ticketed events)
Open to: Daisy-Ambassador troops or Girl with Adult

Calling all dance lovers! Immerse yourself in a full day of dance at the longest-running international dance festival in the United States: Jacob’s Pillow, nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Whether you are a first time visitor or past attendee, join us for our 3rd Annual Girl Scout Day.  Enjoy a personal guided historical tour, explore the dance Archives, watch videos of past performances, and view the photographs and artifacts on exhibition. Attend an optional ticketed performance of professional dancers from across the world in the historic Ted Shawn Theatre or intimate Doris Duke Theatre. To end the event-filled day, spread out your blanket, unpack your picnic dinner, and enjoy a free performance featuring students of The School at Jacob’s Pillow Ballet Program on the breathtaking outdoor stage. Earn Jacob’s Pillow Dance Fun Patch. Additional activities and programming to be determined.
Visit http://www.jacobspillow.org/your-visit/your-visit/girl-scouts.php for more information or call Patsy Garcia at 413.243.9919x141.

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.

Taste of Camp

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: $25 per girl; $10 per adult

Come with your troop and have a taste of camp. Spend the morning at the archery range, then join the rest of camp in the dining hall for lunch. In the afternoon you will have time for swimming, arts and crafts, songs and games. Girls will also work on the Brownie Fair Play Badge. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by July 9.

September

Ice Skating with Wallace Figure Skating Club

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: TBD
Place: Gaetz Arena, Wallace Civic Center, Fitchburg
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free; Skate Rentals available
Attend as: Troop

Are you feeling courageous and want to try a new sport to earn your Daisy “ to be courageous” petal, or  participate with your friends in a sport  for  your Brownie, “ fair play “ badge, or work towards your Junior “Practice with Purpose badge “ or just want to earn a fun patch while trying something new? Wallace Figure Skating Club invites you to explore the exciting sport of figure skating!  You will participate in an on ice group lesson lead by a certified figure skating coach , who will introduce you to basic skills for movement and balance  on ice skates. This will be followed by an off- ice information session about the sport of figure skating. Everyone goes home with an information packet and fun patch. Please wear warm clothing and a warm jacket. Helmets are recommended and skate rentals are available.
Please call Ginny Raposo for advanced registration at 978-732-8025 by August 29.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton
Cost: $7 per girl
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

Start off your troop year by getting outdoors, learning about nature, helping wildlife and having fun! The annual migration of eastern monarch butterflies to Mexico (and back) is one of the most remarkable and endangered events in nature. Help scientists learn more about monarch migration by participating in a continent-wide citizen science research project in our sanctuary meadows. We'll gently tag and release monarchs while learning about other fall butterflies and finding out how to help monarchs in our own backyards. Workshop space is limited.
To register, email wachusett@massaudubon.org or call 978-464-2712, by September 1.

Brownie Ponies

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  OR 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Marshall - Worcester County 4-H Center, Inc., Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Are you a horse fan? Come learn about all the things in 4-H’s Horse Fan  program, plus we will start to explore the different types of horse breeds and riding styles. You’ll learn about their care, equipment, food and how to act around horses to stay safe. Get some hands-on time as you learn about horse grooming. Then, everyone will mount up for the final pony experience. Book your program with 50% down; final balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register email Camp Marshall at campmarshallprograms@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by August 28. Required long pants and heeled boots if possible.

Ice Skating with Wallace Figure Skating Club

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: TBD
Place: Gaetz Arena, Wallace Civic Center, Fitchburg
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free; Skate Rentals available
Attend as: Troop

Are you feeling courageous and want to try a new sport to earn your Daisy “ to be courageous” petal, or  participate with your friends in a sport  for  your Brownie, “ fair play “ badge, or work towards your Junior “Practice with Purpose badge “ or just want to earn a fun patch while trying something new? Wallace Figure Skating Club invites you to explore the exciting sport of figure skating!  You will participate in an on ice group lesson lead by a certified figure skating coach , who will introduce you to basic skills for movement and balance  on ice skates. This will be followed by an off- ice information session about the sport of figure skating. Everyone goes home with an information packet and fun patch. Please wear warm clothing and a warm jacket. Helmets are recommended and skate rentals are available.
Please call Ginny Raposo for advanced registration at 978-732-8025 by September 10.

Archery for Brownies- CLP

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Lewis Perkins, South Hadley
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

What time is it? Archery time! Spend a great day at camp, where you will learn the basics of archery, play some cool archery games, and of course, get plenty of shooting time.
Register through GSCWM beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 9/10/2015.)

October

Brownie Ponies

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM OR 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Marshall - Worcester County 4-H Center, Inc., Spencer
Cost: $15.00 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

Are you a horse fan? Come learn about all the things in 4-H’s Horse Fan  program, plus we will start to explore  the different types of horse breeds and riding styles. You’ll learn about their care, equipment, food and how to act around horses to stay safe. Get some hands-on time as you learn about horse grooming. Then, everyone will mount up for the final pony experience. Book your program with 50% down; final balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register email Camp Marshall at campmarshallprograms@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by September 24. Required long pants and heeled boots if possible.

Archery for Brownies-CLW

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

What time is it? Archery time! Spend a great day at camp, where you will learn the basics of archery, play some cool archery games, and of course, get plenty of shooting time.
Register through GSCWM beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 10/1/2015.)

Superhero Epic Adventure at Clark University

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Place: Clark University, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troops

Super charge your Girl Scout year with this epic adventure!  You'll design your own superhero persona; discover your own inner superhero through fun, hands-on super activities; master a superhero training course; explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with some superhero STEM action and power up with a light snack.
Register through GSCWM, beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 9/24/2015.)

Worcester's 21st Annual Columbus Day Parade

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Place: Worcester
Cost: Free
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

Join Girl Scouts from around the council and show your Girl Scout pride as you march in this annual Worcester county tradition. "Family" is the keyword for this great event!
For information and to register, contact Brenda at bgermain876@gmail.com, by October 3.  

The EcoTarium's Great Pumpkin Fest

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: The EcoTarium, Worcester
Cost: *18.00 per girl; *18.00 per adult;
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

Girl Scouts and families, come to the EcoTarium’s Great Pumpkin Fest!  See our incredible collection of over 1000 lit, carved pumpkins along the jack-o-lantern trail.  Don’t miss the free spooktacular science programs, shows, trick or treating, and full access to museum exhibits inside and out!   Wear your favorite friendly costume! For more information about this annual event, visit our Great Pumpkin Fest! webpage at ecotarium.org. *Tickets are sold in advance with special pricing and special hours, so please plan ahead.
Call 508-929-2703 for tickets; on sale in the fall. (Registration closes on 10/24/2015.)

November

Home Scientist Brownie Badge Builder

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: The EcoTarium, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; $10 per adult
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

The Home Scientist Brownie Badge Builder program includes all day admission, so be sure to pack a healthy snack or lunch and spend the day! Brownies will do some fun activities to get started on the Home Scientist Badge – a little kitchen chemistry, some physics and then rocket science! Badges are not included in this program but when completed, can be purchased at any GSCWM store.  Visit ecotarium.org/scout for more information.
To register, call 508-929-2703. beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 11/5/2015.)

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