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Junior Programs & Events

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Mystic Aquarium Overnight
Date:   Fri-Sat, April 18-19, 2014
Time:   7:00 pm (Fri) - 8:30 am (Sat)
Place:   Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT
Cost:   $64/person

There’s no better way to explore the museum! Roll up your sleeves for squid dissection and touch live animals found in Long Island Sound. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the museum exhibits. Go behind the scenes on a nighttime outdoor tour. Journey to new depths of discovery with Titanic-12,450 Feet Below. Step back in time and be part of the story, a legend 100 years in the making.  Spend the night and wake to a morning tour before breakfast. Want more? Load your car up and come back to spend the day!  Evening snack, continental breakfast and patch are included. Special note: Due to space limitations at this event, groups may not bring more adults than required per girl/adult ratios for their program level. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Registration for this program has closed.

Horsing Around
Date:   Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time:   9:30 am - Noon
Place:   Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost:   $15/girl; adults free
            Add’l $15/girl for lesson

Horse around and learn how to groom and take care of horses. Don’t miss this fun, jam-packed beginner’s horse program, which ends with a short ride on a horse. No need to worry about the weather, we’ll be gathering in an indoor barn. If the sound of a neigh makes your day, then this program is for you!

Horsing Around 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 March 27. For more information, visit their website at www.campmarshall.net, call 508-885-4891 or email campmarshallprograms@gmail.com..

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.

$5 Fun Day - Be Happy!
Date:   Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place:   Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer
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 April 18.

$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. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by April 18.

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.

Junior Engineering Day
Date:   Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:   9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Place:  UMass Amherst
Cost:   $10/girl; adults free

Have you ever wondered where the energy to heat your house comes from? Thought about the carbon footprint of all the electronic devices you interact with? 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 Juniors develop their inner product designer. From designing to trouble shooting and re-designing, you will think about how to transform a common device to be more sustainable or environmentally friendly, then experience the challenges of taking a “design to market” by working in small teams to create a solar car. One lucky team member will get to take the solar car home! All girls will earn and receive the Product Designer Badge. Open to troops & girls with an adult. Registration for this program has closed. Event full.

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 April 24.

$5 Fun Day - Be Happy!
Date:   Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time:   11:00 am - 4 pm
Place:   Camp Lewis Perkins, South Hadley
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 April 17.

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 April 24.

BioBlitz at Otter River
Date:   Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time:   10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Place:   Otter River State Park, Winchendon
Cost:   $10/girl; adults free

Explore the unique ecosystem around the Otter River State Park. Work with a wildlife biologist and wetlands scientist to do a BioBlitz - an all out biology inventory of every little living thing you can find! Play the role of explorer and scientist as you discover plants, animals, fungi, small organisms, and even some rare species. During the day, you will learn about animal habitats, explore trails and make an animal nest out of Jell-O. You will earn and receive the Animal Habitats Badge. Dress for the weather because we’ll be exploring rain or shine. Open to troops, girls with an adult & individual girls. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by April 17.

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.

Horsing Around
Date:   Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time:   9:30 am - Noon
Place:   Camp Marshall, Spencer
Cost:   $15/girl; adults free
            Add’l $15/girl for lesson

Horse around and learn how to groom and take care of horses. Don’t miss this fun, jam-packed beginner’s horse program, which ends with a short ride on a horse. No need to worry about the weather, we’ll be gathering in an indoor barn. If the sound of a neigh makes your day, then this program is for you!

Horsing Around 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 24. For more information, visit their website at www.campmarshall.net, call 508-885-4891 or email campmarshallprograms@gmail.com..

Flower Power
Date:   Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time:   2:00 - 4:00 pm
Place:   Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
Cost:   $12/girl; adults free

In spring, flowers are everywhere at Tower Hill Botanic Garden! Get an up close 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. Badge is included. Open to troops only. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by April 24.

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.

Go Gardening
Date:   Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time:   2:00- 4:00 pm
Place:   Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
Cost:   $12/girl; adults free

Visit beautiful Tower Hill Botanic Garden and earn all the requirements of 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! Badge included. Open to troops. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by May 15.

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. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE 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.

Madness at Marion White
Date:   Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time:   1:00 - 4:30 pm
Place:   Camp Marion White, Richmond
Cost:   $10/girl; adults free

Venture to Camp Marion White in Richmond to sample some popular outdoor activities. Try your hand at canoeing, hit the archery range and traverse camp on a letterboxing trail. Your day isn’t complete until you gather ‘round the campfire for s’mores! Open to troops & girls with an adult. View the registration information page. REGISTER ONLINE through GSCWM by May 29.

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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