Junior Programs & Events

March

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.

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;$10.00 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, $10.00 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

Flowers

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

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

SUPER-Girl Scout Night

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

Super-Girl Scout: that’s what you’ve become! The Girl Scout year is beginning to wind down but that doesn’t mean the fun stops here! Join us for an epic adventure! You’ll design your own superhero persona; unmask your inner superhero through fun, hands-on super activities; tackle an obstacle course; explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with some superhero STEM action; power up with a light snack and tour GSCWM’s headquarters. Let’s celebrate your super powers! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by March 26.

Museum of Science Overnight

Date: Fri-Sat, April 10-11, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Place: Boston Museum of Science
Cost: $64 per girl; $64 per adult

What happens at the museum at night? Discover science through interactive workshops, hands-on science activities and demonstrations. Attend a Theaterof Electricity Lightning! show, an IMAX fi lm and a planetarium show. See the new exhibit, The Hall of Human Life, and so much more on this overnight! Bring dinner in or dine at the Riverview Cafe. An evening snack and light breakfast is included. All participants will receive an embroidered souvenir patch, an exhibit hall admission and planetarium show pass for another day! Where else might you have the chance to sleep under a dinosaur or giant grasshopper? Still not enough? Stay for the day and enjoy the museum on your own! What are YOU waiting for? This event fi lls fast. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by March 12.

 

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Ongoing Programs

Tree-to-Tree Adventure

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

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

Social Butterfly

Date: Schedule Your Own Date
Place: Berkshire School of Etiquette,Lenox
Cost: $20 per girl; adults free

Bring the expert dirctly to your troop! Learn how to make proper introductions, remember names, hold a conversation, proper table manners, dining etiquette, how to set the table, prepare for special occasions, the four sentences for a thank-you note and how to plan a party! This workshop will help you earn your Social Butterfly Badge (not included) with engaging hands-on activities. Open to troops and girl with an adult.
Call Diane Massey at 845-325-2247 to register.

Classic Pop-Up Puppet Workshop

Date: Schedule Your Own Date
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Drawbridge Puppet Theater,Lunenburg
Cost: $11 per girl; adults free

Create your own fun, festive puppet. Come prepared to use patterns, cut and sew fabric and much more! This workshop is designed specifically to utilize recycled materials to get professional results. Find out how much fun it is to recycle! Open to troops.
To schedule a program for your group, contact: Beth@stonecroftcrafts.com or call 978-621-6633.

Bird Marionette Workshop

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

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

Take Aim

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

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

Camping and Survival Skills

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

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

Exploring ART AT the Fitchburg Art Museum

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

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

Playing in the Past

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

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

SUPER-Girl Scout Night

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

Super-Girl Scout: that’s what you’ve become! The Girl Scout year is beginning to wind down but that doesn’t mean the fun stops here! Join us for an epic adventure! You’ll design your own superhero persona; unmask your inner superhero through fun, hands-on super activities; tackle an obstacle course; explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with some superhero STEM action; power up with a light snack and tour GSCWM’s headquarters. Let’s celebrate your super powers! Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by March 26.

Planet Earth Camp-In

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

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

Junior Horse N Around

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

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 per girl. Book your program with 50% down; final balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by April 3. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

Dynamic Duo Day at CGE

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie
Cost: $5 per girl

Grab a non - Girl Scout friend and form a Dynamic Duo for an exciting adventure at Camp Green Eyrie. You'll tackle an obstacle course together, shoot arrows and explore your superhero powers with some hands-on science fun. Please bring a lunch to power up. This is a girl-only event. A limited number of registered. CORI'ed adults are needed to help chaperone the girls througout the program. Contact Tammy Gilpatrick at TGilpatrick@gscwm.org to volunteer to join us for the day.
Members: Register through GSCWM by April 2.
Non-Members: Register through GSCWM by April 2.

Busy Bee at CLW

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

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

Busy Bee at CGE

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

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

Busy Bee at CBB

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

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

Girl Scout Sleepover at NEAM

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

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

Girls on Fire - Igniting your Future

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester
Cost: $15

Explore the tale of Katniss and her heroic journey in the Hunger Games series while you create your own future path.  Participate in training day activities such building a survival shelter, orienteering and self-defense.  Lunch will be provided for recruits.  This is a girl only event.  Adults are welcome relax in the campus library, which has free Wi-Fi or enjoy a day to themselves.
Registration for this program has closed. Event full.

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.

Junior Engineering Day

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

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

Ropes Course Challenge

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

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

May

Biothon

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

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

Take Aim

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM OR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM OR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free

Calling all Girl Scouts to the archery range! Sign up for a session learning range safety and the basics of shooting. Already know the basics? Just come on out to improve your skills. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by April 23.

Playing in the Past

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

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

BioBlitz at Otter River

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

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

Camp Laurel Wood Open House

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

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

Camp Lewis Perkins Open House

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

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

Me & My Guy - SUPERHERO EDITION

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

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

Biking on the Rail Trail

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

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

Flower Power

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
Cost: $10 per girl; adults free

In spring, flowers are everywhere at Tower Hill Botanic Garden! Get an upclose look at an individual flower and take it apart to see all its parts. Then tour the gardens to look for more flowers and their insect pollinators. Make a bookmark with pressed flowers to take home and a bouquet for your favorite adult. Earn most of the requirements of the Flowers Badge. Badges are not included in the cost of the program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store *Bridging Brownies only. Open to troops.
To register, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124 by April 30.

Playing in the Past

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

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

Six Flags Science Adventure

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Place: Six Flags New England, Agawam
Cost: $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.

Junior Horse N Around

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

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings and basic riding skills. This program includes a short, mounted ride. Stick around for an optional half hour group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn and stop your horse for an additional $15 per girl. Book your program with 50% down; final balance due two weeks prior to event. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
To register contact Jeanne or Kate at campmarshalldirector@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by May 3. Wear long pants and heeled boots, if possible.

River Front Canoeing

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

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

Naturalist Camp-In

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

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

June

Six Flags Camporee

Date: Sat-Sun, June 6-7, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Place: Six Flags New England,Agawam
Cost: TBD

Scouts throughout New England come together and celebrate at Six Flags New England’s 12th Annual Camporee! Food, fun, camping and a learning experience for all scouts. This event is open to both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Bring your camping gear and join us for this two-day event and night under the stars in our River’s Edge Picnic Grove. Your ticket includes: two full day tickets to the theme park and water park; two days of free standard parking; lunch, snack, dinner and a campfire snack on Saturday; hot breakfast and a lunch voucher on Sunday; a 2015 limited edition Six Flags Camporee patch; a souvenir kodak photo; camp activities, games and more! Camp sites are on a first-come basis day of arrival. See our website for full details. Cost posted on Six Flags New England’s website after January. Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register online at sixflags.com or by calling 413-786-9300 x3524 by May 30.

Wild Women Weekend

Date: Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: $55 per girl; $55 per adult

For girls and women only! Join us for this STEM weekend where you’ll explore the science of camp. You’ll be able to choose from bird or tree identifi cation, the science of baking, meteorology, wetlands exploration and more! But don’t worry, your favorite camp activities haven’t gone away; we’ll have boating, songs and games, arts and crafts, too! Come with your troop or bring your mom, aunt, grandmother or another adult female and join us for a wild time at camp! Girls and adults may be able to stay in the same cabin together or may be asked to have “girl only” and “adult only” cabins in the same living area, dependant upon enrollment. Housing assignments will be finalized after registration has ended. You may request a building (with indoor bathrooms) for an additional fee of $3.00 per person; space is limited so register for this option early!
Register through GSCWM by May 22.

Camp Bonnie Brae Open House

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis
Cost: Free to attend

Have questions or want to explore camp before the summer starts? Come to our open house where you can take a camp tour and have fun! You will get an opportunity to meet the camp director and staff who will answer any questions you have. Open houses take place rain or shine! Open to girls with an adult.
RSVP to camp@gscwm.org with the date you’d like to join us and the camp name in the subject line of your email by June 4.

Go Gardening

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
Cost: $10 per girl; adults free

Visit beautiful Tower Hill Botanic Garden and earn the Gardener Badge. Learn about garden design and imagine your own dream garden. Find out how to choose plants that will do well in your garden and how to plant them. Plant seeds for experimenting and to grow in your own outdoor garden. Pot up a houseplant to take home and grow an indoor garden, too! Badges are not included in the cost of this program but can be purchased at any GSCWM store. *Bridging Brownies only. Open to troops.
To register, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x125 by May 21.

Take Aim

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM OR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Place: Camp Marion White
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.

Girl Scout Day at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

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

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

River Front Stand Up Paddleboarding

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

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

July

Camp Lewis Perkins Open House

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

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

Camp Bonnie Brae Open House

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

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

Camp Green Eyrie Open House

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

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

 

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