Cadette Programs & Events

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 .

ENERGY IS ELECTRIFYING

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst
Cost: $10 per girl; adults free

How do lights turn on? In this hands-on program you will discover where your household energy comes from. Using real (minature) generators, motors, solar panels and wind turbines, we’ll explore how electricity is made and the impacts it has on our environment. We’ll discuss cleaner alternatives to producing energy and try them out ourselves. You will turn on light bulbs using energy from the wind and sun! We’ll use tools to fi nd out how much energy our standard household appliances use and brainstorm ways to save energy. It is sure to be a lot of fun! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register by calling 413-256-6006 or by emailing shelly@hitchcockcenter.org by January 2.

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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or fi nished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most benefi cial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Registration for this program has closed. Event cancelled.

 

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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.

Bird Marionette Workshop

Date: Schedule Your Own Date
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Drawbridge Puppet Theater,Lunenburg
Cost: $12 per girl; adults free

This colorful workshop includes making puppets and learning to make them dance! You will string beads, tie knots and even make your own tools to complete your marionettes, not to mention all the feather fun, too! So come be a puppeteer and leave with a feathered friend. Open to troops.
To schedule a program for your group, contact: Beth@stonecroftcrafts.com or call 978-621-6633.

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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Monday, January 19, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Trinity Episcopal Church Milford, MA 
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or finished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by January 12.

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 or GSCWMHighAdventure@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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30 AM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or fi nished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most benefi cial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by January 15.

CUSTOMER LOYALTY

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Place: The Pilates Studio, Hadley
Cost: $20 per girl; adults free

You came up with the idea, you planned it out and now you’re ready for business! As a business owner you will soon find out that keeping a customer is much easier and more cost effective than finding a new one! In this program you will find out how to engage your customers and ensure their loyalty to help your business succeed and grow to the next level! Badges are not included in the cost of this program but can be purcahsed at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Laurie at 413-586-3504 to register by January 10.

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 Paula Sturdevant Rees at UMass Amherst at 413-545-5528 or rees@acad.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.

Girls Night Out: Science Adventure!

Date: Friday-Saturday, February 6-7, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 AM
Place: EcoTarium, Worcester
Cost: $50 per girl; $50 per adult

Sleep among the exhibits and enjoy a fun-filled overnight dabbling in science experiments and get up close and personal with some of our resident wildlife! Includes guided activities, digital planetarium show and night sky explorations (telescopes if weather permits). This is a great way to kick off your Bugs, Home Scientist, Animal Habitats or Night Owl Badge! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Please visit www.ecotarium.org for program and reservation details or call our Reservation Department directly at 508-929-2703 by January 30.

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: $185* per girl; $185* per adult ($50 deposit due at registration and the balance is due on 1/24/15. The $15 bus fee must be paid at the time of registration.)

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.

Winterfest at Camp Green Eyrie

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

There’s plenty to do at camp in the winter! We’ll spend the day snowshoeing, looking for animal tracks, playing winter games and maybe even building a snow shelter. Activities may be adjusted due to weather conditions. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by February 5.

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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Place: Berkshire Mall Community Room,Lanesborough
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or fi nished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most benefi cial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by February 11.

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.

Winterfest at Camp Laurel Wood

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

There’s plenty to do at camp in the winter! We’ll spend the day snowshoeing, looking for animal tracks, playing winter games and maybe even building a snow shelter. Activities may be adjusted due to weather conditions. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by February 12.

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.

Climbing for Your LiA at Central Rock

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Time: Noon - 3:00 PM
Place: Central Rock Gym, Hadley OR Central Rock Gym, Worcester
Cost: $45 per girl; adults free

Join Central Rock for this two-day event to earn your Leadership in Action (LiA) Award.

March 1: The first day of the event will involve a fun yoga class focusing on energy balance. Next, you will learn all about the gym, climbing safety and exercises which you will teach to the Brownies on day two. Then, to wrap it up you will climb some exciting and challenging climbs. Bring your lunch.
March 8: As the focus of this event is leadership, you will teach the Brownies
all the special exercises you learned the previous weekend. You will all climb
together and encourage and cheer each other on while you work through climbs followed by some group games.

Gear and instruction are provided. Please wear exercise clothing and sneakers. Awards 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.
For Hadley location, register at https://www.centralrockgym.com/bookeo.php?s=hadley by February 22.
For Worcester location, register at https://www.centralrockgym.com/bookeo.php?worcester by February 22.

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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or fi nished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most benefi cial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by February 26.

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.

Loaves of Lovin’

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Leicester Senior Center,Leicester
Cost: $7 per girl; adults free

Giving back to the community is something all Girl Scouts do so well! Grab your apron and join us for a community service event where members of our Alumnae Association will help you bake loaves of delicious breads and do other activities that will benefit the local Meals on Wheels organization and the Leicester Senior Center. The program fee goes towards purchasing all of the supplies needed for the day and a participation patch. Join other Girl Scouts in helping to make the world a better place! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by February 26.

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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or fi nished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most benefi cial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by March 12.

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 .

Japanese Manga

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

“Manga” is the Japanese word for comics! This is a very popular literary art form; everyone from kids to elders reads them. Now you can discover how exciting manga can be! Jump into the world of superheroes with Japanese manga. Using popular sports stars or history, manga tackles subjects and situations in a unique way. This workshop will help start and improve your skill and you will learn how to get your inner superhero down on paper in the manga style. You will earn and receive the Cadette Comic Artist Badge. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
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.

Animals Camp-In

Date: Fri-Sat, March 27-28, 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? Examine topics such as animal classifi cations, habitats, adaptations and conservation at this museum sleepover. You’ll participate in hands-on activities and workshops, view a planetarium show and explore the museum’s special exhibit, AnimalSecrets, 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-ins@springfieldmuseums.org or 413-263-6800 ext. 481 by March 21.

Program Aide

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $15 per girl (girls-only event)

Are you a Cadette who would like to earn her Program Aide Award? During this course you will learn the skills needed to work with younger girls by completing the Program Aide Core Training. Afterwards, you will be ready to share your leadership skills, your interests and experiences working with younger Girl Scouts to complete your Program Aide experience. Prerequisite: Must have earned at least one Leader in Action Award. Open to individual girls only.
Register through GSCWM by March 19.

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.

Museum of Science Overnight

Date: Sat-Sun, March 28-29, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Place: Boston Museum of Science
Cost: $64 per girl; $64 per adult

What happens at the museum at night? Discover science through interactive workshops, hands-on science activities and demonstrations. Attend a Theaterof Electricity Lightning! show, an IMAX fi lm and a planetarium show. See the new exhibit, The Hall of Human Life, and so much more on this overnight! Bring dinner in or dine at the Riverview Cafe. An evening snack and light breakfast is included. All participants will receive an embroidered souvenir patch, an exhibit hall admission and planetarium show pass for another day! Where else might you have the chance to sleep under a dinosaur or giant grasshopper? Still not enough? Stay for the day and enjoy the museum on your own! What are YOU waiting for? This event fi lls fast. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by February 26.

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.

Explore Engineering Day at WPI

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: WPI, Worcester
Cost: $17 per girl (girls-only event)

What is a BristleBot? Not only will you learn what one is; you’ll design, build and race your own! Can your group build the bridge that will support the heaviest load? Let’s find out! These are only some of the activities you will do with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) students and faculty from the Society of Women Engineers. This fullday program will also include a tour of the WPI campus, presentations from female faculty and students, snack, lunch and all supplies. Come learn how exciting and fun engineering can be! This is a girl-only event. Two registered, CORI’d adults are needed to volunteer at the program. Contact Tammy Breen at TBreen@gscwm.org to volunteer.
Register through GSCWM by March 19.

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.

Program Aide

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $15 per girl (girls-only event)

Are you a Cadette who would like to earn her Program Aide Award? During this course you will learn the skills needed to work with younger girls by completing the Program Aide Core Training. Afterwards, you will be ready to share your leadership skills, your interests and experiences working with younger Girl Scouts to complete your Program Aide experience. Prerequisite: Must have earned at least one Leader in Action Award. Open to individual girls only.
Register through GSCWM by April 2.

Planet Earth Camp-In

Date: Fri-Sat, April 17-18, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 AM
Place: Springfield Museums, Springfield
Cost: $50 per girl; $40 per adult

Explore meteorology, oceanography, geology and astronomy at this museum sleepover. You’ll participate in hands-on activities and workshops, view a planetarium show and explore the museum’s special exhibit, AnimalSecrets, which runs January-May. A pizza party dinner and light breakfast will be served during the program. Free and secure overnight parking is available. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Springfield Museums at camp-ins@springfieldmuseums.org or 413-263-6800 ext. 481 by April 11.

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.

Strive for Silver Boot Camp overnight

Date: Wed-Thu, April 22-23, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost: $55 per girl (girls-only event)

What’s the buzz on Strive for Silver Boot Camp? Join Cadettes from across GSCWM for an intensityfilled overnight. Participate in handson workshops and learn what an exceptional Silver Award project looks like. Learn to interview members of your community, research community needs and form a Silver Award team, all while participating in fun camp activities! This boot camp will give you all the information that you will need to complete your Silver Award. Meals are provided except for Thursday lunch. Open to individual girls only.
Register through GSCWM by April 1.

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.

BioBlitz at Otter River

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Otter River State Park, Winchendon
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Come explore the unique ecosystem around the Otter River State Park! You will work with a wildlife biologist and wetlands scientist to get into the wetlands surrounding area and do a BioBlitz; an all out biology inventory of every little living thing you can find! You will play the role of explorer and scientist as you discover plants, animals, fungi, small organisms and even some rare species! Throughout the day you will also learn about animal habitats, have a chance to explore trails around the park and make an animal nest out of Jell-O. You will earn and receive the Animal Habitats Badge the day of the event. Please dress for the weather; explorers and scientists get out there rain or shine! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by April 30.

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.

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.

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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Monday, May 18, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or fi nished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most benefi cial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by May 11.

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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or fi nished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most benefi cial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by May 19.

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-ins@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

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.

Strive for Silver

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Place: Berkshire Mall Community Room, Lanesborough
Cost: $5 per girl; $5 per adult

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Get the inside scoop at this hands-on workshop designed for girls or troops who have started or fi nished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This is the most benefi cial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls and adults.
Register through GSCWM by June 18.

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.

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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