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Cadette Programs & Events

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Spring Busy Bees
Date:   Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time:   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place:   Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost:   $2/girl; adults free

Be part of a great service project that gives back to the Girl Scout community. Help prepare for the busy summer season. There’s always work to do to wake up camp from her winter slumber! There will be 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. At the end of the day, we will have a camp fire and celebrate with s’mores. All Girl Scouts will receive a Spring Clean-up fun patch. Open to troops & girls with an adult. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by April 17.

Strive for Silver Boot Camp
Date:   Thu-Fri, April 24-25, 2014
Time:   10:00 am (Thu)  -Noon (Fri)
Place:   Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost:   $55/girl (girl-only event)

What’s the buzz on Strive for Silver Boot Camp? Join Cadettes from across GSCWM for an intensity-filled weekend. Participate in  hands-on workshops and learn what an exceptional Silver Award project looks like. Learn how to interview members of your community, research community needs and form a Silver Award team, all the while participating in fun camp activities! This boot camp will give you all the information that you will need to complete your Silver Award. All meals will be provided. This is a girl-only event; girls must register individually. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by April 1.

$5 Fun Day - Be Happy!
CANCELLED
Date:
   Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place:   Camp Bonnie Brae, East Otis
Cost:   $5/girl; adults free

Come on, be happy! You’ll laugh so much at this $5 Fun Day your belly will ache! Play “human machine”, create an edible portrait, write a Girl Scout Mad Lib, enjoy classic camp fun and older girls will even learn the “science” of happiness. Bring laughter, a bagged lunch and a snack. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Registration for this program has closed. Event cancelled.

Spring Busy Bees
Date:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place:   Camp Lewis Perkins, South Hadley
Cost:   $2/girl; adults free

Be part of a great service project that gives back to the Girl Scout community. Help prepare for the busy summer season. There’s always work to do to wake up camp from her winter slumber! There will be 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. At the end of the day, we will have a camp fire and celebrate with s’mores. All Girl Scouts will receive a Spring Clean-up fun patch. Open to troops & girls with an adult. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by April 21.

Spring Busy Bees
Date:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place:   Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost:   $2/girl; adults free

Be part of a great service project that gives back to the Girl Scout community. Help prepare for the busy summer season. There’s always work to do to wake up camp from her winter slumber! There will be 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. At the end of the day, we will have a camp fire and celebrate with s’mores. All Girl Scouts will receive a Spring Clean-up fun patch. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Registration for this program has closed. Event full.

Take Aim
Date:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
Times:     12:30 - 2:00 pm OR 2:00 - 3:30 pm OR 3:30 - 5 pm
Place:   Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost:   $5/girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for an hour and a half session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE for the 12:30 session or REGISTER ONLINE for the 2:00 session or REGISTER ONLINE for the 3:30 session through GSCWM by April 17.

Horses, Horses, Horses
Date:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:   9:30 am - Noon
Place:   Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost:   $15/girl; adults free
            Add’l $15/girl for lesson

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 room and learn about the equipment and its care. Look into the future of what jobs are available in the equine world. No need to worry about the weather, we’ll be gathering in an indoor arena!

Horses, Horses, Horses Lesson:
Add a half-hour introductory riding lesson - you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse. Lesson time will vary depending on the number of girls who sign up. This event is open to troops & girls with an adult. REGISTER ONLINE through Camp Marshall by April 2. For more information, visit their website at www.campmarshall.net, call 508-885-4891 or email campmarshallprograms@gmail.com.

Grow Your Own Business
CANCELLED
Date:
   Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:   11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Place:   The Pilates Studio, Hadley
Cost:   $20/girl; adults free

Do you ever envision starting your own business? Want to be you own boss? When it comes to innovation, fantastic ideas and creative inventions are only half of the game. The other half involves figuring out if people would buy your invention or use your idea. Learn from two women who created their own thriving business, about how to become an entrepreneur and grow your idea into something more. Think like an entrepreneur as you start on your  path to success.  By the end of the workshop, you’ll have earned and received the Financial Literacy Entrepreneur Badge through the On Your Own: Financial Literacy for Girls grant. Bring a bag lunch or snack with you. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Registration for this program has closed. Event cancelled.

Ropes Course Adventure
Date:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:   9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place:   Westfield Water Sports & Wilderness Experience, Southwick
Cost:   $65/person

Climb into a harness and dare yourself to conquer our high ropes course! Climb to the top of the Giant’s Ladder, scale the human-sized spider’s web or live out your circus fantasies by walking the high wire. Open to troops, girls with an adult & individual girls. For more information and to register, call  413-569-1287 by April 16.

May

Camp Open House
Date:   Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time:   Noon - 3:00 pm
Place:   Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost:   Free

Have some questions or want to explore camp before the summer actually 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! No registration required.

Take Aim
Date:   Saturday, May 3, 2014
Times:     12:30 - 2:00 pm OR 2:00 - 3:30 pm OR 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Place:   Camp Bonnie Brae, East Otis
Cost:   $5/girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for an hour and a half session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE for the 12:30 time slot or REGISTER ONLINE for the 2:00 time slot or REGISTER ONLINE for the 3:30 time slot through GSCWM by May 1.

Girl Scout Sing-Along
Date:   Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time:   1 - 2:30 pm
Place:   Holyoke Service Center
Cost:    $1/person

Be part of the GSCWM singing circle! Daisies through adults are welcome. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it along. You’ll be singing your way home! Our song leader is a friend of Sangam, one of the four Girl Scout World Centers. During a singing break, you will learn about the World Centers. 100% of the money will go back to the World Centers. Please bring cash or check and pay at the door. Open to troops, girls with an adult & individual adults. No need to RSVP. Just come ready to sing! For inquiries or cancellations, call 800-462-9100 the morning of the sing-along.

Camp Open House
Date:   Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time:   Noon - 3:00 pm
Place:   Camp Lewis Perkins
Cost:   Free

Have some questions or want to explore camp before the summer actually 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! No registration required.

Take Aim
Date:   Saturday, May 10, 2014
Times:     12:30 - 2:00 pm OR 2:00 - 3:30 pm OR 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Place:   Camp Lewis Perkins, South Hadley
Cost:   $5/girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for an hour and a half session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE for the 12:30 time slot or REGISTER ONLINE for the 2:00 time slot or REGISTER ONLINE for the 3:30 time slot through GSCWM by May 1.
 
Me & My Guy Day
Date:   Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time:   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place:   Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost:   $10/person

Join GSCWM for a fun-filled sports day at Camp Laurel Wood. Participants will shoot at the archery range, participate in a fishing derby, go in search of hidden letter boxes, participate in a variety of sport games and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Open to girls attending with a father, grandfather or any other special guy (over age 21) in their life. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by May 2.

Animal Camp-In
Date:   Fri-Sat, May 16-17, 2014
Time:   6:00 pm (Fri) - 9:00 am (Sat)
Place:   Springfield Science Museum
Cost:   $50/girl; $40/adult

Take part in hands-on activities, games and demonstrations throughout the Springfield Science Museum while earning a participation patch. Activities may include a live animal demonstration, a planetarium show, a visit to the rooftop observatory, t-shirt screen printing and tour of the exhibit, Rainforest. You will sleep among the exhibits; beside a coral reef, next to African animals or under the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. All participants will enjoy a pizza party in the evening and a light breakfast in the morning. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Register by calling 413-263-6800x481 or e-mail camp-in@springfieldmuseums.org by April 25.

Camp Open House
Date:   Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time:   Noon - 3:00 pm
Place:   Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost:   Free

Have some questions or want to explore camp before the summer actually 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! No registration required.

$5 Fun Day - Be Happy!
Date:   Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place:   Camp Marion White, Richmond
Cost:   $5/girl; adults free

Come on, be happy! You’ll laugh so much at this $5 Fun Day your belly will ache! Play “human machine”, create an edible portrait, write a Girl Scout Mad Lib, enjoy classic camp fun and older girls will even learn the “science” of happiness. Bring laughter, a bagged lunch and a snack. Open to troops & girls with an adult. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by May 1.

Strive for Silver
Date:   Monday, May 19, 2014
Time:   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Place:   Worcester Service Center
Cost:   $5/person

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Join GSCWM and get the inside scoop. This hands-on workshop is designed for girls or troops who have started or finished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This may be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult & individual girls. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by May 1.

Strive for Silver
Date:   Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time:   5:30 - 7:00 pm
Place:   Holyoke Service Center
Cost:   $5/person

What’s the buzz on the Silver Award? Join GSCWM and get the inside scoop. This hands-on workshop is designed for girls or troops who have started or finished a Cadette Journey and would like information on how to plan their project. We will share ideas and techniques and give you all the information that you need to complete your Silver Award! Troop advisors are strongly encouraged to join girls at this workshop. This may be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Open to troops, girls with an adult & individual girls. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by May 1.

Horses, Horses, Horses
Date:   Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time:   9:30 am - Noon
Place:   Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost:   $15/girl; adults free
             Add’l $15/girl for lesson

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 room and learn about the equipment and its care. Look into the future of what jobs are available in the equine world. No need to worry about the weather, we’ll be gathering in an indoor arena!

Horses, Horses, Horses Lesson:
Add a half-hour introductory riding lesson - you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse. Lesson time will vary depending on the number of girls who sign up. This event is open to troops & girls with an adult. REGISTER ONLINE through Camp Marshall by April 30. For more information, visit their website at www.campmarshall.net, call 508-885-4891 or email campmarshallprograms@gmail.com.

Canoe & Dragon Boat Adventure
Date:   Saturday, May 24, 2014
Place:   Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, Springfield

Venture out to the Connecticut River for a day of adventure. Choose to paddle a canoe, a dragon boat or BOTH!  Save money by signing up for both adventures listed below for just $65 per person. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy on the water between sessions. Open to troops and  girls with an adult. Life jackets provided. Program will require signed waiver from participant/guardian. Online registration for this program is currently unavailable. To register, please download a copy of our paper registration form. Register through GSCWM by May 1.

Canoe Adventure
10:00 am - Noon
$35/person
Let experienced guides teach you the basics of canoeing. You will learn how to handle a canoe, safely board your boat, and how to properly paddle through games and activities. Then, it’s time to  take a tour of the Connecticut River and learn about the natural history of the river.

Dragon Boat Adventure
1:00 - 2:30 pm
$40/person
Imagine paddling  a canoe-type stroke with 20 people in one boat - that’s Dragon Boating.  A 2,000-year-old sport, Dragon Boating originated in China, but is now widely practiced around the world. Let experienced coaches bring you out to experience the newest sport in the valley! 

Springfield Museum Camp-In
Date:   Fri-Sat, May 30-31, 2014
Time:   6:00 pm (Fri) - 9:00 am (Sat)
Place:   Springfield Science Museum
Cost:   $50/girl; $40/adult

Take part in the hands-on activities, games and demonstrations throughout the Springfield Science Museum while earning a participation patch. Activities may include a live animal demonstration, a planetarium show, a visit to the rooftop observatory, t-shirt screen printing and tour of the exhibit, Rainforest. Will  you sleep beside a coral reef, next to African animals or under the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex? All participants will enjoy a pizza party in the evening and a light breakfast in the morning. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Register by calling 413-263-6800x481 or e-mail camp-in@springfieldmuseums.org by May 9.

Wild Women Weekend
Date:   Sat-Sun, May 31-June 1, 2014
Time:   10:00 am (Sat) - 10:00 am (Sun)
Place:   Camp Bonnie Brae, East Otis
Cost:   $55/person

For girls and women only! Join GSCWM for a WILD weekend at camp. You’ll enjoy a mix of adventurous activities like boating and trust games, plus get the chance to pamper yourself at our “camp spa.” Come with your troop or bring your mom, aunt, grandmother, or other special adult female and spend the weekend together 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 within the same sleeping area, dependent upon enrollment. Open to troops & girls with an adult. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by May 14.

June

Camp Open House
Date:   Sunday, June 1, 2014
Time:   Noon - 3:00 pm
Place:   Camp Bonnie Brae, East Otis
Cost:   Free

Have some questions or want to explore camp before the summer actually 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! No registration required.

Take Aim
Date:   Saturday, June 7, 2014
Times:    12:30 - 2:00 pm OR 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Place:   Camp Marion White, Richmond
Cost:   $5/girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for an hour and a half session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE for the 12:30 time slot or REGISTER ONLINE for the 2:00 time slot through GSCWM by May 29.

Camp Open House
Date:   Sunday, June 8, 2014
Time:   Noon - 3:00 pm
Place:   Camp Lewis Perkins,South Hadley
Cost:   Free

Have some questions or want to explore camp before the summer actually 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! No registration required.

Wild Women Weekend
Date:   Sat-Sun, June 14-15, 2014
Time:   10:00 am (Sat) - 10:00 am (Sun)
Place:   Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost:   $55/person

For girls and women only! Join GSCWM for a WILD weekend at camp. You’ll enjoy a mix of adventurous activities like boating and trust games, plus get the chance to pamper yourself at our “camp spa.” Come with your troop or bring your mom, aunt, grandmother, or other special adult female and spend the weekend together 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 within the same sleeping area, dependent upon enrollment. Open to troops & girls with an adult. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by May 22.

Kayak & Bike Adventure
Date:   Saturday, June 14, 2014
Place:   Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, Springfield

Venture out to the Connecticut River for a day of adventure. Choose kayaking, biking or BOTH!  Save money by signing up for both adventures listed below for just $50 total per person and enjoy a bag lunch on the water between sessions. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Online registration for this program is currently unavailable. To register, please download a copy of our paper registration form. Register through GSCWM by May 15.

Kayak Adventure
10:00 am - Noon
$40/person
Let 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 on to the basics! You will learn how to safely board your boat and how to properly paddle through games and activities. Then it’s time for a tour of the Connecticut River, where your guides will share the history of the river. 

Biking Adventure
1:00 - 2:30 pm
$20/person
Starting from Springfield’s North Riverfront Park, trained guides will help you explore the history of the river and biking in Springfield. Bring your own bike or borrow one from the Club. Helmets are a must for 12 and under and expected of everyone else. The Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway includes a 3.7 mile stretch along the Springfield riverfront which provides stunning scenic vistas of the Connecticut River, the Springfield skyline and Memorial Bridge.

Camp Open House
Date:   Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time:   Noon - 3:00 pm
Place:   Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost:   Free

Have some questions or want to explore camp before the summer actually 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! No registration required.

Paddle Boarding & Learn to Row
Date:   Saturday, June 28, 2014
Place:   Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, Springfield

Spend a day on the water paddle boarding or rowing - or BOTH! Save money by signing up for both water adventures listed below for just $65 per person. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy it on the river between sessions. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Online registration for this program is currently unavailable. To register, please download a copy of our paper registration form. Register through GSCWM by June 5 .

Learn to Row
10:00 - 11:30 am
$30/person
In the Learn to Row program, you’ll learn the basics of sweep rowing in our large team boats. Establish bonds of friendship as you move the rowing shell down the river with others. Expert coaches will teach you the fundamentals of the stroke and introduce you to one of the fastest growing sports. Sign up with friends or meet some new ones as you all learn together!  Program will require signed waiver from participant/guardian.

Paddle Boarding
Noon - 2:00 pm
$40/person
Don’t miss the newest craze in water sports. Stand-up paddle boarding offers a great core workout and a new way to get out onto the water. Experienced staff will teach you about the necessary gear for a wonderful time floating on the Connecticut River, then teach the basic techniques associated with this great new sport. Then, hop onto a paddle board and off you go enjoying a new perspective of the water.

July

Camp Open House
Date:   Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Time:   4:30 - 6:30 pm
Place:   Camp Lewis Perkins,South Hadley
Cost:   Free

Have some questions or want to explore camp before the summer actually 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! No registration required.

Camp Open House
Date:   Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Time:   4:30 - 6:30 pm
Place:   Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
Cost:   Free

Have some questions or want to explore camp before the summer actually 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! No registration required.

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