Junior Programs & Events

November

Animal Habitats

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Cost: $8 per girl; adults free

Broad Meadow Brook wants to help you work on your Animal Habitats Badge. All workshops meet at the Visitor Center and include indoor and trail activities. Come explore the Nature Play Area and the Sensory Trail as you work on your badge. Open to troops and girls with an adult. Workshop space is limited. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store.
Register at sfarnam@massaudubon.org or at 508-753-6087 x15 by October 24.
Got a large troop? Call us to arrange other dates.

Make the Connection: Your Faith and Girl Scouts

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

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

Women Take Flight

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

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

Digital Photographer

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Microsoft West Farms Mall, Farmington, CT
Cost: Free to attend

It seems like almost every gadget can take a digital photograph, from phones to laptops and of course, digital cameras. But do you know how to get the most out of your digital device and what it takes to capture a winning photo? You will if you earn this badge! Learn the parts of a camera, photography tips and tricks, photo editing and how to create a collage and photo album! Badges are not provided but can be purchased at GSCWM stores. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register directly with Microsoft on their store website’s event calendar at www.microsoftstore.com/westfarms by October 30. Email Katy Kos with questions or to schedule additional workshops at kakos@microsoft.com.

Superhero STEM Adventure

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Place: Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke, MA 01040
Cost: $15 per girl

This is a Wam-Bam, Slammin’ Superhero trio!  Throughout the day, you’ll be led by scientists & students working on exciting STEM activities!  If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be on a college campus, now’s your chance to chat with college students over lunch and ask, ask away!  If you attend this program HCC welcomes you back again for a Cookie Rally where you’ll learn the 5 Essential Business Skills through cookie activities & games; and then come back yet again to test your skills during Cookies Take over Campus Day! 
*Transportation from Holyoke is available for the Superhero STEM Adventure day.
Register through GSCWM by November 3. (Open to Girl Scout members and non-members. Membership status is determined on the day of registration, not on the day of the event.)

 

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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: 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.

Camping and Survival Skills

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

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

Make the Connection: Your Faith and Girl Scouts

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

Your faith and the Girl Scout Law have a lot more in common than you may think! In fact, you can earn the My Promise, My Faith (MPMF) Award as you explore the connection between your faith and Girl Scouts. This interfaith program will focus on earning the first step of the MPMF Award. Plus, we’ll connect you to volunteers who can help you earn the rest of the requirements and give you information on other religious awards. Learn how your faith and the Girl Scout Law are tied together and provide a strong foundation by which to live your life! Patch, workbook and snack included. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by November 3.

Girl Scout Day at Old Sturbridge Village

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Old Sturbridge Village,Sturbridge
Cost: $8 per girl; $24* per adult

Scout Day at Old Sturbridge Village provides Girl Scouts and their families and friends the opportunity to learn about America’s past! The recreated community portrays a “typical” New England town of the early 19th century. Special programs and hands-on studios are designed around specific themes help girls earn requirements toward badges. You’ll love meeting Scouts from all over, and making lasting memories with old-fashioned games, hands-on learning, farm animals and more! OSV also offers badge programs-visit our website to learn more! *One adult admitted at the child rate of $8.00 for every Girl Scout
in uniform.
Purchase tickets by visiting www.osved@osv.org or by calling 508-347-0285 by October 15.

Home Sweet Home

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, Springfield
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Examine the pet overpopulation crisis and the role that animal shelters play in helping animals and preventing animal homelessness. Together, we will explore why people surrender their pets, learn about the adoption process and what goes on behind the scenes of a humane society. Meets many of the requirements for your level Animals 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.
Registration for this program has closed. Event cancelled.

Junior Horse N Around

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 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 by October 31. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

Entertainment Technology

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Microsoft West Farms Mall, Farmington, CT
Cost: Free to attend

There’s an old saying that all work and no play makes life pretty dull. But if you learn the ins and outs of entertainment technology, you can end up with work that’s all about play! Discover the sound waves in a ringtone, the light magic that makes movies and the topsy-turvy physics of roller coasters. Learn how to animate artwork, dig into video game development, create your own special effects and more! Badges are not provided but can be purchased at GSCWM stores. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register online by November 13 with Microsoft directly at www.microsoftstore.com/westfarms on their store website’s event calendar. E-mail Katy Kos with questions or to schedule additional workshops at kakos@microsoft.com.

December

Adventures in Acting

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

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

Holiday Nature Crafts

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - Noon
Place: Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free

Join us to make holiday ornaments handcrafted from all-natural materials. We will guide you through the process of creating several ornaments or you can create your own design. Open to troops and girls with an adult. Workshop space is limited.
Register at sfarnam@massaudubon.org or at 508-753-6087 x15 by November 28. Got a large troop? Call us to arrange other dates.

Entertainment Technology

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Microsoft West Farms Mall, Farmington, CT
Cost: Free to attend

There’s an old saying that all work and no play makes life pretty dull. But if you learn the ins and outs of entertainment technology, you can end up with work that’s all about play! Discover the sound waves in a ringtone, the light magic that makes movies and the topsy-turvy physics of roller coasters. Learn how to animate artwork, dig into video game development, create your own special effects and more! Badges are not provided but can be purchased at GSCWM stores. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register online by December 11 with Microsoft directly at www.microsoftstore.com/westfarms on their store website’s event calendar. E-mail Katy Kos with questions or to schedule additional workshops at kakos@microsoft.com.

Junior Horse N Around

Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 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 by December 5. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

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.

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.

It’s Your Story, Dance can help you Tell It!

Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Ballet Arts, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

All troops start with a 45-minute warmup dance class, followed by a 45-minute rehearsal where they will learn a dance routine consisting of ballet, jazz and hip hop choreography. Girls will help choreograph the dance moves with the instructor, then immediately perform their routine in front of peers, Ballet Arts’ staff and troop leaders. Each Girl Scout will receive a free B.A.W Inc. gift! Loose, yet slightly fitted gym clothes (no skirts please) are recommended with socks or bare feet only. Troop size is limited to no more than 17 members. Open to troops only.
To register, contact Ballet Arts at 508-791-3233 by December 31.

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.

Junior Horse N Around

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 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 by January 2. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

Design an Airplane

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Place: NE Air Museum Bradley Int’l Airport,Windsor, CT
Cost: $28 per girl; $15 per adult

Design, build and fl y your own model glider! Use the engineering design process to make changes and help your glider fl y as far as possible. Then design an airplane for the future and test your idea on the fl ight simulator! You’ll get to explore how the Wright Brothers went about inventing the airplane, learn about the youngest licensed female pilot Elinor Smith and the principles of fl ight. Bring a bagged lunch. After the program you can stay and explore the museum until closing at 5:00. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by January 1.

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.

It’s Your Story, Dance can help you Tell It!

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Ballet Arts, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

All troops start with a 45-minute warmup dance class, followed by a 45-minute rehearsal where they will learn a dance routine consisting of ballet, jazz and hip hop choreography. Girls will help choreograph the dance moves with the instructor, then immediately perform their routine in front of peers, Ballet Arts’ staff and troop leaders. Each Girl Scout will receive a free B.A.W Inc. gift! Loose, yet slightly fitted gym clothes (no skirts please) are recommended with socks or bare feet only. Troop size is limited to no more than 17 members. Open to troops only.
To register, contact Ballet Arts at 508-791-3233 by January 1.

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.

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.

It’s Your Story, Dance can help you Tell It!

Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Ballet Arts, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

All troops start with a 45-minute warmup dance class, followed by a 45-minute rehearsal where they will learn a dance routine consisting of ballet, jazz and hip hop choreography. Girls will help choreograph the dance moves with the instructor, then immediately perform their routine in front of peers, Ballet Arts’ staff and troop leaders. Each Girl Scout will receive a free B.A.W Inc. gift! Loose, yet slightly fitted gym clothes (no skirts please) are recommended with socks or bare feet only. Troop size is limited to no more than 17 members. Open to troops only.
To register, contact Ballet Arts at 508-791-3233 by January 1.

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

It’s Your Story, Dance can help you Tell It!

Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Ballet Arts, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

All troops start with a 45-minute warmup dance class, followed by a 45-minute rehearsal where they will learn a dance routine consisting of ballet, jazz and hip hop choreography. Girls will help choreograph the dance moves with the instructor, then immediately perform their routine in front of peers, Ballet Arts’ staff and troop leaders. Each Girl Scout will receive a free B.A.W Inc. gift! Loose, yet slightly fitted gym clothes (no skirts please) are recommended with socks or bare feet only. Troop size is limited to no more than 17 members. Open to troops only.
To register, contact Ballet Arts at 508-791-3233 by January 15.

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.

Detective

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Cost: $8 per girl; adults free

Broad Meadow Brook wants to help you work on your Detective Badge. All workshops meet at the Visitor Center and include indoor and trail activities. Come explore the Nature Play Area and the Sensory Trail as you work on your badge. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult. Workshop space is limited.
Register at sfarnam@massaudubon.org or at 508-753-6087 x15 by January 30. Got
a large troop? Call us to arrange other dates.

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.

It’s Your Story, Dance can help you Tell It!

Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Ballet Arts, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

All troops start with a 45-minute warmup dance class, followed by a 45-minute rehearsal where they will learn a dance routine consisting of ballet, jazz and hip hop choreography. Girls will help choreograph the dance moves with the instructor, then immediately perform their routine in front of peers, Ballet Arts’ staff and troop leaders. Each Girl Scout will receive a free B.A.W Inc. gift! Loose, yet slightly fitted gym clothes (no skirts please) are recommended with socks or bare feet only. Troop size is limited to no more than 17 members. Open to troops only.
To register, contact Ballet Arts at 508-791-3233 by January 22.

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.

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.

Junior Horse N Around

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 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 by February 6. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible..

It’s Your Story, Dance can help you Tell It!

Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Ballet Arts, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

All troops start with a 45-minute warmup dance class, followed by a 45-minute rehearsal where they will learn a dance routine consisting of ballet, jazz and hip hop choreography. Girls will help choreograph the dance moves with the instructor, then immediately perform their routine in front of peers, Ballet Arts’ staff and troop leaders. Each Girl Scout will receive a free B.A.W Inc. gift! Loose, yet slightly fitted gym clothes (no skirts please) are recommended with socks or bare feet only. Troop size is limited to no more than 17 members. Open to troops only.
To register, contact Ballet Arts at 508-791-3233 by February 5.

Fit Climb at Central Rock

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2015
Time: Noon - 3:00 PM
Place: Central Rock Gym, Hadley OR Central Rock Gym, Worcester
Cost: $35 per girl; adults free

Work towards your Staying Fit Badge. Central Rock’s highly-trained staff will teach you all about healthy workouts, eating and lifestyle habits. Scouts will work on exercises, climb together and then participate in some relaxing yoga! Gear and instruction are provided; girls must bring their own lunch. Please wear exercise clothing and sneakers. 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 for Hadley location at https://www.centralrockgym.com/ bookeo.php?s=hadley by January 29.
For Worcester location, register at https://www.centralrockgym.com/bookeo.php?s=worcester by January 29.

Museum of Science Overnight

Date: Sat-Sun, February 28-March 1, 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 January 29.

March

The Emperor’s New Clothes

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

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

Kayaking Intro (Pool)

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

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

International Festival and Ecumenical Service

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

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

Worcester County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

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

Loaves of Lovin’

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
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 terrific 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. A limited number of older girls (Cadettes and above) are invited to come work on service hours and help run the program. Older girls should contact Tammy Breen directly at TBreen@gscwm.org to volunteer. 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.

Junior Horse N Around

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 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 by March 6. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

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.

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 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com.

Flowers

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Cost: $8 per girl; adults free

Broad Meadow Brook wants to help you work on your Flowers Badge. All workshops meet at the Visitor Center and include indoor and trail activities. Come explore the Nature Play Area and the Sensory Trail as you work on your badge. Open to troops and girls with an adult. Workshop space is limited. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store.
Register at sfarnam@massaudubon.org or at 508- 753-6087 x15 by March 27. Got a large
troop? Call us to arrange other dates.

SUPER-Girl Scout Night

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free

Super-Girl Scout: that’s what you’ve become! The Girl Scout year is beginning to wind down but that doesn’t mean the fun stops here! Join us for an epic adventure! You’ll design your own superhero persona; 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 tour GSCWM’s headquarters. Let’s celebrate your super powers! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by March 26.

Museum of Science Overnight

Date: Fri-Sat, April 10-11, 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 March 5.

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.

Exploring ART AT the Fitchburg Art Museum

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Place: Fitchburg Art Museum
Cost: $10 per girl; $3 per adult

Spend a day among ancient Greek and Roman art and meet mythological figures and famous Greeks of the past. Learn how Greek theater, myths and art were part of daily life. See how the roles of women and men differed, how ancient Greeks dressed, what they ate and how they celebrated. Then, create a Greek studio art project to take home. Program includes a guided exhibition tour focused on founder Eleanor Norcross and an impressionistic painting art activity. You will also have time to explore the galleries on your own. Bring a bag lunch. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register online at www.familyid.com/fitchburgartmuseum or call 978-345- 4207 by April 7.

Playing in the Past

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you work toward your Playing in the Past Badge. Prior to your visit, you’ll receive materials to help you get started on steps 1 & 2: choosing and costuming a historic character. During your visit, you’ll complete steps 3, 4 and 5 as you learn about toys and games of the past, talk about the characters you chose and watch a hearth cooking demo. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator, at 413-775- 7116 or fdeering@historic-deerfield.org by April 3.

SUPER-Girl Scout Night

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free

Super-Girl Scout: that’s what you’ve become! The Girl Scout year is beginning to wind down but that doesn’t mean the fun stops here! Join us for an epic adventure! You’ll design your own superhero persona; 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 tour GSCWM’s headquarters. Let’s celebrate your super powers! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by March 26.

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.

Junior Horse N Around

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 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 by April 3. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

Busy Bee at CLW

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

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

Busy Bee at CGE

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

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

Busy Bee at CBB

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

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

Girl Scout Sleepover at NEAM

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

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

Take Aim

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

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

Busy Bee at CLP

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

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

Junior Engineering Day

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Place: Umass Amherst College of Engineering, Amherst
Cost: $10 per girl; adults free

Have you ever wondered where the energy to heat your house comes from or thought about the carbon footprint of your electronic devices? Have you watched Shark Tank and wondered
how successful ideas eventually end up in stores? At this hands-on workshop, UMass Amherst students from the Society of Women Engineers will help you develop your inner product designer. From observing to new ideas and designing to trouble shooting and re-design, you will learn how to transform a common device to be sustainable or environmentally friendly. Then experience the challenge of taking a “design to market” by working together to create a solar car (one car per team of 4 or 5, thus not all girls will have cars to take home). All girls will earn and receive the Product Designer Badge. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by April 1.

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.

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.

Playing in the Past

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you work toward your Playing in the Past Badge. Prior to your visit, you’ll receive materials to help you get started on steps 1 & 2: choosing and costuming a historic character. During your visit, you’ll complete steps 3, 4 and 5 as you learn about toys and games of the past, talk about the characters you chose and watch a hearth cooking demo. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator, at 413-775- 7116 or fdeering@historic-deerfield.org by April 24.

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.

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.

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.

Playing in the Past

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Place: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cost: $9 per girl; adults free

Explore Historic Deerfield’s museum of early New England life as you work toward your Playing in the Past Badge. Prior to your visit, you’ll receive materials to help you get started on steps 1 & 2: choosing and costuming a historic character. During your visit, you’ll complete steps 3, 4 and 5 as you learn about toys and games of the past, talk about the characters you chose and watch a hearth cooking demo. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Call or email Faith Deering, Museum Educator, at 413-775- 7116 or fdeering@historic-deerfield.org by May 8.

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.

Junior Horse N Around

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Place: Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 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 by May 3. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

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.

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

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: 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.

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.

 

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