Junior Programs & Events

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.

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.

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.

 

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Ongoing Programs

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.

Social Butterfly

Date: Schedule Your Own Date
Place: Berkshire School of Etiquette,Lenox
Cost: $20 per girl; adults free

Bring the expert dirctly to your troop! Learn how to make proper introductions, remember names, hold a conversation, proper table manners, dining etiquette, how to set the table, prepare for special occasions, the four sentences for a thank-you note and how to plan a party! This workshop will help you earn your Social Butterfly Badge (not included) with engaging hands-on activities. Open to troops and girl with an adult.
Call Diane Massey at 845-325-2247 to register.

Classic Pop-Up Puppet Workshop

Date: Schedule Your Own Date
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Drawbridge Puppet Theater,Lunenburg
Cost: $11 per girl; adults free

Create your own fun, festive puppet. Come prepared to use patterns, cut and sew fabric and much more! This workshop is designed specifically to utilize recycled materials to get professional results. Find out how much fun it is to recycle! Open to troops.
To schedule a program for your group, contact: Beth@stonecroftcrafts.com or call 978-621-6633.

Bird Marionette Workshop

Date: group needs to call to schedule date
Time: group needs to call to schedule time
Place: Drawbridge Puppet Theater, Lunenburg
Cost: 15.00 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Troop

This fun and colorful workshop will take 2 hours and includes not only making the puppets, but also learning how to make them dance! This workshop can be customized to make specific birds if that is of interest to your group. The participants will be stringing beads, tying knots, and even making their own tools to complete their marionettes…not to mention all the feather fun too! So come be a puppeteer and leave with a feathered friend. You’ll be glad you did!
Contact Beth Robinson at Beth_a_robinson@yahoo.com, 978-621-6635.  

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.

Junior Horsing Around

Date: Saturday, September 19. 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; 50% to hold program date, final balance due 2 weeks prior to event
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings, basics riding skill. This includes a short mounted ride. Stick around for and optional 1/2 group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn, and stop your horse for additional $15 per girl.
To register email Camp Marshall at campmarshallprograms@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by September 3. Required long pants and heeled boots if possible.

October

Take a Shot-CBB

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

Ready, aim, bulls eye! Have you ever wanted to try archery? Now’s your chance! Come to camp for a fun-filled day on the archery range. You will get plenty of time to shoot, as well as play some really fun archery games. You might even hit your own bulls eye!
Register through GSCWM by October 1.

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 by September 24.

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.  

Geek Is Glam STEM Expo

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester
Cost: $20 by Sept 11; $30 after Sept. 11
Attend as: Individual Girls Only*

It's 2015 and Geek IS Glam! Have you ever wondered, "How does that work?" or thought, "I could build that!" Explore, experience and experiment, not for a grade, but for fun! Meet talented men and women and experience exciting opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Be empowered to change, create, collaborate and contribute and discover how you can make a real difference in the world. You won't want to miss the 3rd Annual STEM GIG! Hands-on exhibits, crazy inventions, interactive workshops and demonstrations in this fun-packed day! Snacks, an all-you-can-eat lunch in the college dining hall, t-shirt, backpack and door prizes are all included! Don't wait to register; this event WILL fill fast and so will the most popular workshops! So, what's YOUR gig? Open to individual girls only. *Adult volunteers are needed to help make this day a success. All adult volunteers must be registered and CORI'd and understand they will not be with their girls. Contact Tammy Breen directly at TBreen@gscwm.org for more information.
Register through GSCWM, beginning in late August. (Registration closes on 9/24/2015.)

Junior Horsing Around

Date: Saturday, October 17, 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; 50% to hold program date, final balance due 2 weeks prior to event
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings, basics riding skill. This includes a short mounted ride. Stick around for and optional 1/2 group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn, and stop your horse for additional $15 per girl.
To register email Camp Marshall at campmarshallprograms@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by October 1. Required long pants and heeled boots if possible.

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.)

Take a Shot-CGE

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

Ready, aim, bulls eye! Have you ever wanted to try archery? Now’s your chance! Come to camp for a fun-filled day on the archery range. You will get plenty of time to shoot, as well as play some really fun archery games. You might even hit your own bulls eye!
Register through GSCWM by October 15.

Scout Orienteering Weekend

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury
Cost: $10 for 1 Day; $18 for 2 Days per girl; $10 for 1 Day; $18 for 2 Days per adult
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

Spend a day or the weekend enjoying outdoor adventures while learning and practicing map and compass skills! Saturday's program is skill development, training and practice. For first-time orienteers, an experienced instructor will work with your group to help you learn orienteering skills. Camping out? Try a variation of the traditional foot orienteering at night! Stay through Sunday to participate in the annual New England Scout Orienteering Championship. Fees only cover the maps, courses, program and event patch to the first 400 paid registrants. If your troop is camping on Saturday night, reservations must be made directly through the Knox Trail Council by calling Marcella Saunders at (508)872-6551 for an additional fee. Concession stand available on both days. For more information call Bud O'Leary at 978-886-1371. This event usually fills before the deadline so early registration is encouraged. Do not register for a camping site until you have received your orienteering confirmation letter.
Register at www.Scout-O.org, by October 5.

November

I Can't Wait To Be a Superhero!

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl

Let the quest begin! The Girl Scout year has just started; it's the perfect time to discover your super powers. Join us for an epic adventure! Unmask your inner superhero through fun, hands-on super activities; tackle an obstacle course; explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with some superhero STEM action; power up with a light snack and find your own superhero persona! If you can't wait to be a superhero, you don't have to! Register through GSCWM by October 29.

I Can't Wait To Be a Superhero!

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl

Let the quest begin! The Girl Scout year has just started; it's the perfect time to discover your super powers. Join us for an epic adventure! Unmask your inner superhero through fun, hands-on super activities; tackle an obstacle course; explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with some superhero STEM action; power up with a light snack and find your own superhero persona! If you can't wait to be a superhero, you don't have to! Register through GSCWM by October 29.

Junior Detective Badge Builder

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: The EcoTarium, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; $10 per adult
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

The Junior Detective Badge Builder program includes all day admission, so be sure to pack a healthy snack or lunch and spend the day! Warm up your observation skills to figure out what three things are different in our instant mystery. Shake off the October chills and come practice your detective skills to figure out what is still growing in the pond and who left a print behind. 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, by November 5.

 

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