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Friday Workshops - Session N

Junk Box Craft Magic
You don't have to possess “super hero powers” to make inexpensive, practical and meaningful crafts from ordinary household items. Learn the benefits and values in simple recycled projects, and discover why being “craft-challenged” can actually work to your advantage. You will achieve “super hero status” as you go home with a variety of “super” samples, directions and ideas ready to implement in your G.S. program.

 

Cupcake Creations
Start with the basics and learn how to make frosting, understand the frosting consistencies. Practice making different techniques including the shell border, stars, leaves, ruffles, writing and printing, the famous swirl on top of the cupcakes, and then be creative with fondant appliques and learn how to make a ribbon rose from fondant.  After you learn all of these techniques you can apply them to your cupcakes. All supplies willl be provided.*Extra fee $10.


 

Saturday Workshops - Session A

Brownie Share
At this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn how to put the GSLE into practice in your troop, with a focus on using the Girl Scout Processes of girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning. We will delve into the Journeys and the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, specifically looking at the awards and badges and how to earn them. Other items covered include: how to plan a troop calendar and budget, parts of a meeting, kaper charts, and use of the Brownie Ring. 

Jump into Juniors & Bronze Award
At this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn how to put the GSLE into practice in your troop, with a focus on using the Girl Scout Processes of girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning. We will delve into the Journeys and the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, specifically looking at the awards (including Bronze) and badges and how to earn them. Other items covered include: how to plan a troop calendar and budget, parts of a meeting, kaper charts, and use of the Patrol System, Town Meeting and Steering Committee forms of troop governance.

Sketching Out of Doors
Class will cover the basics of drawing and sketching as well as explanations & practice of the following: how to choose a composition & its format; how to measure & use basic perspective; and how to use lines, cross hatching, scribbling, rubbing, etc. in order to create form, volume, movement, light & shadow in your sketch. Participants will use pencils or uni-ball pens on prepared drawing paper.

 

Be a Knitting Superhero (Become a Super Knitter)
As a knitting superhero you can create beautiful knitted pieces out of thin air (well, out of a skein of yarn and needles). From beginners to more advanced knitters everyone will learn something in this class. As a beginner you will learn the basics to cast on (put stitches on your needle) and knit them into a piece of fabric. For more advanced knitters you will learn some tricks for new patterns and how to fix mistakes. We will learn different ways of teaching our new skill to our scouts with finger knitting and spool knitting. Using this new skill will make you feel like a superhero when you see what you can create.

Guiding Younger Girl Behaviors in the Troop
Daisy-Junior: Groups will learn about things that all children need to be successful. Using that list they will then engage in activities that help them learn how to set up troop meetings to guide behaviors in a safe and positive direction. The group will then talk about typical challenging behaviors of each age level and how to address challenging behaviors. The group will focus on redirection, discussion emotions, and helping children use their words to talk through conflict. The group will break into discussion groups to discuss various example scenerios and then present back to the main group their solutions. The final step will be to talk about resources and places they can reach for help.


Archery Certification Level 1
Special Time: 9:30-5:30 (sessions A-B)
Learn to set-up and operate a safe archery program. Learn to teach new archers, maintain equipment, and identity and correct common shooting errors. Upon course completion, you will be certified to teach archery. *Extra fee of $25 applies

Team Challenge Course (Low Ropes)
Special Time: 9:30-5:30 (sessions A-B)
Learn to facilitate a group team building experience on a low ropes course. You’ll learn about group dynamics, trust building and problem solving. You’ll practice get-to-know you games while learning important spotting and safety guidelines and participate in elements of the low ropes challenge course and learn to facilitate experiences for girls using the course.

First Aid & CPR
Special Time: 9:30-5:30 (sessions A-B)
Standard first aid training, with Girl Scout applications, CPR for Adults and Children. American Heart Certification * $20 fee for book.

 

 

Outdoor Skills
Special Time: 9:30-5:30 (sessions A-B)
Learn essential basic outdoor skills including fire building methods, minimal impact principles, knots, jackknife safety, dressing for the eather, safety considerations and outdoor cooking methods and progression (advanced outdoor cooking skills are not included).  In addition, participants  will learn about best proctices, additional resources and further outdoor education progression. Enjoy the hands-on experience of cooking a simple meal using different fuel souces and equipment and learning about outdoor dish-washing and sanitation methods.  Participants are required to bring a bandana, jack knife, mess kit, filled water bottle, cup / mug for hot drinks, and their training card.  The course will be held outside so please dress for the weather.  Proper footwear is essential as you will be working with fire - no sandals or shoes with open ssections allowed.  Lunch and hot beverages will be provided.


 

Saturday Workshops - Session B

Daisy Days
At this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn how to put the GSLE into practice in your troop, with a focus on using the Girl Scout Processes of girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning. We will delve into the Journeys and the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, specifically looking at the awards, petals, leaves and how to earn them. Other items covered include: how to plan a troop calendar and budget, parts of a meeting, kaper charts, and use of the Daisy Ring.

Money Earning Made Easy
This course helps you to help girls earn and manage money which is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  Your Girl Scout group is responsible for planning and financing its own activities, with the guidance of adults.  This puts girls in charge, giving them the opportunity (with your oversight) to cooperatively set goals, manage a budget, spend responsibly, maintain records, earn social skills and develop good marketing, entrepreneurial, math and financial skills.

Guiding Older Girls Behaviors in the Troop
Cadette-Ambassador: Groups will learn about things that all tweens and teens need to be successful. Using that list they will then engage in activities that help them learn how to set up troop meetings to guide behaviors in a safe and positive direction. The group will then talk about typical challenging behaviors of each age level and how to address challenging behaviors. The group will focus on redirection, discussion emotions, and helping tweens and teens use their words to talk through conflict. The group will break into discussion groups to discuss various example scenerios and then present back to the main group their solutions. The final step will be to talk about resources and places they can reach for help.

 

Indoor Overnights
Learn to walk your troop through the process of planning and preparing for an indoor overnight adventure of up to two nights and three days in buildings with heat, electricity, bathroom and kitchen facilities (i.e. church, museum, aquarium or winterized camp buildings.  Understand what procedures and forms are required, determine girl and adult readiness, and learn how to use girl planning in preparing for an overnight.

Super Camping Hacks
Want to be the superhero of your next camping trip?  With these tips you will be soaring with ease through the campground.  In this class we will teach you how to repurpose items to make your trip easier.  We have tips on storage, firestarting bugs, washing, camp comfort and many more.  You will make some of these things to take home with you to use on your next trip.

Extreme Couponing
Learn where to get coupons and how to turn $10 into $100 worth of groceries by pairing coupons with sales, cashing in on rebates and signing up for freebies and near-freebie deals.


Saturday Workshops - Session C

Yoga
Special time: 9:30-10:30 am
All level yoga class.  Beginning with a warm up and progressing sun salutations and warrior poses.  Balances, rotations, stretching all while practicing breathing, concluding with relaxation.

Be a Painting Superhero
Never painted before or not for a long time? Using a step-by-step technique even beginners and novices can paint a lovely picture on the first try. Bring some super ideas or pictures to copy for your paititng. Become a Painting Superhero!

 

Basic Compass Course
We will cover the parts of the compass and how to use both a map and the compass together.  There will be a compass course to follow and navigate through the camp.

Edible Plant Walk
Let's use our super powers to explore our own camp site for what could be our survival meal. Look, see and taste Mother nature's bounty! Be prepared to keep up with the group as you walk through camp.


 

Drop-In Activities

A number of general activities are scheduled throughout the weekend for your enjoyment. “Camp Wide” activities will be available both Saturday and Sunday. Times and locations will be posted during the weekend. No sign-up needed.

Friday Night Wine & Cheese Party
Relax with old and new friends while sampling a variety of wines and cheeses.

Campfires
A crackling fire, the crisp evening air, a tasty treat – a great way to end the day. Don’t forget your campfire ashes to add to our fire!

Graces
Girl Scouts are second to none in the many ways we greet our meals. Each meal will feature a special activity or song – some silly and some reflective – all in the spirit of thanks.

Kapers
Choose a task from our chart to be completed during the weekend.  Kapers help to keep  our event running smoothly and are a Girl Scout tradition.

Food Fun
Try a tasty sample, pick up a recipe, and/or engage in some hands-on participation. Discover how food activities can be organized and implemented in any troop situation, how costs can be reduced, and clean up kept under control.

 

Swimming and Boating
Come on down to the waterfront and enjoy yourself. Take a dip, or take out a kayak or canoe. Whichever you choose, you’ll be sure to have a lot of fun!

Tie Dye
Our very popular tie dye station will be up and running. Don’t forget to bring some items to tie dye. We’ll provide the dye, rubber bands and gloves.

S.W.A.P.S.
S.W.A.P.S. are a part of our Girl Scout heritage no matter what you call them.

Hike
Strap on your hiking boots or shoes and head out to the observation tower with a buddy! Just follow your map to create your own outdoor adventure.

 

 

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