Cadette Programs & Events

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.

Climbing for Your LiA at Central Rock

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Central Rock Gym, Hadley OR Central Rock Gym, Worcester
Cost: $45 per girl; adults free

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

March 7: The first day of the event will involve a fun yoga class focusing on energy balance. Next, you will learn all about the gym, climbing safety and exercises which you will teach to the Brownies on day two. Then, to wrap it up you will climb some exciting and challenging climbs. Bring your lunch.
March 14: As the focus of this event is leadership, you will teach the Brownies
all the special exercises you learned the previous weekend. You will all climb
together and encourage and cheer each other on while you work through climbs followed by some group games.

Gear and instruction are provided. Please wear exercise clothing and sneakers. Awards are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
For Hadley location, register at https://www.centralrockgym.com/bookeo.php?s=hadleycontact Central Rock to check on available spots.
For Worcester location, register at https://www.centralrockgym.com/bookeo.php?worcestercontact Central Rock to check on available spots.

Strive for Silver

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

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

Kayaking Intro (Pool)

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

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

Yoga & Indoor Rock Climbing

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Central Rock Gym-Hadley, 165 Russell St., Hadley, MA, 413-584-7625
Cost: $25 (includes Yoga, climbing fees and equipment)
Dress: Comfortable clothing (leggings and T-Shirt)
Bring: lunch, snacks and water

High Adventure Girl Scouts, “Girls of the Outdoors”, welcomes 5th Grade Junior Girl Scouts! Join the GSCWM High Adventure GS group to see what we are all about for Yoga and Indoor Rock Climbing. All girls 5th grade and older are welcome.

We will meet at the Hadley Central Rock Gym at 10am for some yoga to ensure that everyone is warmed up and ready to climb. After that, we will learn, laugh and support each other as we ‘climb’ through the day.

High Adventure Girl Scouts are open to Cadettes and above, but once a year we invite the 5th grade Juniors in to join the fun and see what High Adventure is all about. 

To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-6090 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com by March 1.

 

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Ongoing Programs

Horses, Horses, Horses

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

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

Tree-to-Tree Adventure

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

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

Bird Marionette Workshop

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

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

International Festival and Ecumenical Service

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

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

Worcester County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

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

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

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

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

Loaves of Lovin’

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

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

Girl Scout “Super” Celebration

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

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

Strive for Silver

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

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

Scuba Experience (Pool)

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

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

Japanese Manga

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

“Manga” is the Japanese word for comics! This is a very popular literary art form; everyone from kids to elders reads them. Now you can discover how exciting manga can be! Jump into the world of superheroes with Japanese manga. Using popular sports stars or history, manga tackles subjects and situations in a unique way. This workshop will help start and improve your skill and you will learn how to get your inner superhero down on paper in the manga style. You will earn and receive the Cadette Comic Artist Badge. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by March 12.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

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

Animals Camp-In

Date: Fri-Sat, March 27-28, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 AM
Place: Springfield Museums, Springfield
Cost: $50 per girl; $40 per adult

Ever wonder what happens after the museum closes for the night? Want to have an opportunity to sleep next to a tyrannosaurus rex, Native American wigwam or Coral Reef? Examine topics such as animal classifi cations, habitats, adaptations and conservation at this museum sleepover. You’ll participate in hands-on activities and workshops, view a planetarium show and explore the museum’s special exhibit, AnimalSecrets, which runs January-May. A pizza party dinner and light breakfast are served during the program. Free and secure overnight parking is available. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Contact Springfield Museums at camp-in@springfieldmuseums.org or 413-263-6800 ext. 481 by March 21.

Program Aide

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

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

CROSS TRAINING

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

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

Museum of Science Overnight

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

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

Space Expo 2015

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

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

April

Rifle Program

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

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

Explore Engineering Day at WPI

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

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

Take Aim

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

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

Camping and Survival Skills

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

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

Program Aide

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

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

Planet Earth Camp-In

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

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

Scout-O

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

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

Busy Bee at CLW

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

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

Busy Bee at CGE

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

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

Strive for Silver Boot Camp overnight

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

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

Camp Green Eyrie Service Project and Orienteering

Date: Fri - Sun, April 24-26, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM (Fri) - 11:00 AM (Sun)

Place: Camp Green Eyrie
Cost: $35

In preparation for CGE’s Open House and birthday celebration, we will work in their garden. We will also be doing some map and compass skill work.
For more details, click here.
To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-6090 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com by April 14.

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.
Camp Laurel Wood: Register through GSCWM by April 16.
Camp Lewis Perkins: Register through GSCWM by April 16.

Busy Bee at CLP

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

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

Ropes Course Challenge

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

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

May

Biothon

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

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

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 by April 23.

BioBlitz at Otter River

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

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

Camp Laurel Wood Open House

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

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

Camp Lewis Perkins Open House

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

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

Rifle Program

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

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

Me & My Guy - SUPERHERO EDITION

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

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

Biking on the Rail Trail

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

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

Six Flags Science Adventure

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

Girl Scouts will explore the park through Six Flags Science Adventure! In this thrill-packed scavenger hunt, scouts will follow clues and answer STEM questions developed by New England Educators. The program includes admission to the park, parking, science adventure, exclusive engineering presentations and workshops, as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet meal held in our River’s Edge Picnic Grove! Earn a special patch all while enjoying the thrills of Six Flags New England! *Open to Bridging Brownies through Ambassadors. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM (Non-Season pass holders) by April 23.
Season Pass holders click here for special Season Pass holder pricing.

Strive for Silver

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

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

River Front Canoeing

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

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

Strive for Silver

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

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

Naturalist Camp-In

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

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

Camp Green Eyrie Open House

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

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

Superhero makers at Camp Green Eyrie

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

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

White Water Rafting on the Deerfield

Date: Sat-Sun, May 30-31, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Place: Mohawk Trail State Forrest
Cost: $100-$120

Saturday evening we’ll celebrate our graduates with dinner and campfire.
Sunday we’ll head over to Zoar Outdoor for the adventurous Deerfield River and Zoar Gap!
For more details, click here.
To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-6090 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com.

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.

Rifle Program

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

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

Take Aim

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

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for a session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by June 4.

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.

Backpacking

Date: Sat-Sun, June 13-14 2015
Time: TBA

Place: TBD
Cost: TBD

More details to come.
To register, contact Pam Brunelle at 508-488-6090 or GSCWMHighAdventure@gmail.com.

Strive for Silver

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

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

Girl Scout Day at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

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

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

River Front Stand Up Paddleboarding

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

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

July

Camp Lewis Perkins Open House

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

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

Camp Bonnie Brae Open House

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

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

Camp Green Eyrie Open House

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

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

Rifle Program

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

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

August

Rifle Program

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

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

 

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