Junior Programs & Events

May

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.

 

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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: group needs to call to schedule date
Time: group needs to call to schedule time
Place: Drawbridge Puppet Theater, Lunenburg
Cost: 15.00 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Troop

This fun and colorful workshop will take 2 hours and includes not only making the puppets, but also learning how to make them dance! This workshop can be customized to make specific birds if that is of interest to your group. The participants will be stringing beads, tying knots, and even making their own tools to complete their marionettes…not to mention all the feather fun too! So come be a puppeteer and leave with a feathered friend. You’ll be glad you did!
Contact Beth Robinson at Beth_a_robinson@yahoo.com, 978-621-6635.  

Sock Puppet Workshop

Date: group needs to call to schedule date
Time: group needs to call to schedule time
Place: Drawbridge Puppet Theater, Lunenburg
Cost: $14 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Troop

This 2 hour workshop can be customized to your group’s specific needs and interests. We can turn these delightfully fun and colorful sock puppets into whatever you want them to be. Worms, dogs, people…the sky’s the limit! Come use your creativity to make a one-of-a-kind friend, and then learn the endless ways you can use your puppet for fun, education and entertainment!
Contact Beth Robinson at Beth_a_robinson@yahoo.com, 978-621-6633.

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.

September

Ice Skating with Wallace Figure Skating Club

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: TBD
Place: Gaetz Arena, Wallace Civic Center, Fitchburg
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free; Skate Rentals available
Attend as: Troop

Are you feeling courageous and want to try a new sport to earn your Daisy “ to be courageous” petal, or  participate with your friends in a sport  for  your Brownie, “ fair play “ badge, or work towards your Junior “Practice with Purpose badge “ or just want to earn a fun patch while trying something new? Wallace Figure Skating Club invites you to explore the exciting sport of figure skating!  You will participate in an on ice group lesson lead by a certified figure skating coach , who will introduce you to basic skills for movement and balance  on ice skates. This will be followed by an off- ice information session about the sport of figure skating. Everyone goes home with an information packet and fun patch. Please wear warm clothing and a warm jacket. Helmets are recommended and skate rentals are available.
Please call Ginny Raposo for advanced registration at 978-732-8025 by August 29.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton
Cost: $7 per girl
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

Start off your troop year by getting outdoors, learning about nature, helping wildlife and having fun! The annual migration of eastern monarch butterflies to Mexico (and back) is one of the most remarkable and endangered events in nature. Help scientists learn more about monarch migration by participating in a continent-wide citizen science research project in our sanctuary meadows. We'll gently tag and release monarchs while learning about other fall butterflies and finding out how to help monarchs in our own backyards. Workshop space is limited.
To register, email wachusett@massaudubon.org or call 978-464-2712, by September 1.

Ice Skating with Wallace Figure Skating Club

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: TBD
Place: Gaetz Arena, Wallace Civic Center, Fitchburg
Cost: $5 per girl; adults free; Skate Rentals available
Attend as: Troop

Are you feeling courageous and want to try a new sport to earn your Daisy “ to be courageous” petal, or  participate with your friends in a sport  for  your Brownie, “ fair play “ badge, or work towards your Junior “Practice with Purpose badge “ or just want to earn a fun patch while trying something new? Wallace Figure Skating Club invites you to explore the exciting sport of figure skating!  You will participate in an on ice group lesson lead by a certified figure skating coach , who will introduce you to basic skills for movement and balance  on ice skates. This will be followed by an off- ice information session about the sport of figure skating. Everyone goes home with an information packet and fun patch. Please wear warm clothing and a warm jacket. Helmets are recommended and skate rentals are available.
Please call Ginny Raposo for advanced registration at 978-732-8025 by September 10.

Junior Horsing Around

Date: Saturday, September 19. 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM OR 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Marshall - Worcester County 4-H Center, Inc., Spencer
Cost: $15.00 per girl; 50% to hold program date, final balance due 2 weeks prior to event
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings, basics riding skill. This includes a short mounted ride. Stick around for and optional 1/2 group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn, and stop your horse for additional $15 per girl.
To register email Camp Marshall at campmarshallprograms@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by September 3. Required long pants and heeled boots if possible.

October

Take a Shot-CBB

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Bonnie Brae, East Otis
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

Ready, aim, bulls eye! Have you ever wanted to try archery? Now’s your chance! Come to camp for a fun-filled day on the archery range. You will get plenty of time to shoot, as well as play some really fun archery games. You might even hit your own bulls eye!
Register through GSCWM beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 10/1/2015.)

Superhero Epic Adventure at Clark University

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Place: Clark University, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troops

Super charge your Girl Scout year with this epic adventure!  You'll design your own superhero persona; discover your own inner superhero through fun, hands-on super activities; master a superhero training course; explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with some superhero STEM action and power up with a light snack.
Register through GSCWM, beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 9/24/2015.)

Worcester's 21st Annual Columbus Day Parade

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Place: Worcester
Cost: Free
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

Join Girl Scouts from around the council and show your Girl Scout pride as you march in this annual Worcester county tradition. "Family" is the keyword for this great event!
For information and to register, contact Brenda at bgermain876@gmail.com, by October 3.  

Geek Is Glam STEM Expo

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester
Cost: $20 by Sept 11; $30 after Sept. 11
Attend as: Individual Girls Only*

It's 2015 and Geek IS Glam! Have you ever wondered, "How does that work?" or thought, "I could build that!" Explore, experience and experiment, not for a grade, but for fun! Meet talented men and women and experience exciting opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Be empowered to change, create, collaborate and contribute and discover how you can make a real difference in the world. You won't want to miss the 3rd Annual STEM GIG! Hands-on exhibits, crazy inventions, interactive workshops and demonstrations in this fun-packed day! Snacks, an all-you-can-eat lunch in the college dining hall, t-shirt, backpack and door prizes are all included! Don't wait to register; this event WILL fill fast and so will the most popular workshops! So, what's YOUR gig? Open to individual girls only. *Adult volunteers are needed to help make this day a success. All adult volunteers must be registered and CORI'd and understand they will not be with their girls. Contact Tammy Breen directly at TBreen@gscwm.org for more information.
Register through GSCWM, beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 9/24/2015.)

Junior Horsing Around

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM OR 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Marshall - Worcester County 4-H Center, Inc., Spencer
Cost: $15.00 per girl; 50% to hold program date, final balance due 2 weeks prior to event
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

Troops will explore basic horse care, stable management, careers in the horse industry, horse identification and markings, basics riding skill. This includes a short mounted ride. Stick around for and optional 1/2 group riding lesson where you will learn how to mount, dismount, walk, turn, and stop your horse for additional $15 per girl.
To register email Camp Marshall at campmarshallprograms@gmail.com or call 508-885-4891 by October 1. Required long pants and heeled boots if possible.

The EcoTarium's Great Pumpkin Fest

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: The EcoTarium, Worcester
Cost: *18.00 per girl; *18.00 per adult;
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

Girl Scouts and families, come to the EcoTarium’s Great Pumpkin Fest!  See our incredible collection of over 1000 lit, carved pumpkins along the jack-o-lantern trail.  Don’t miss the free spooktacular science programs, shows, trick or treating, and full access to museum exhibits inside and out!   Wear your favorite friendly costume! For more information about this annual event, visit our Great Pumpkin Fest! webpage at ecotarium.org. *Tickets are sold in advance with special pricing and special hours, so please plan ahead.
Call 508-929-2703 for tickets; on sale in the fall. (Registration closes on 10/24/2015.)

Take a Shot-CGE

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard
Cost: $15 per girl; adults free
Attend as: Girl w/Adult, Troop

Ready, aim, bulls eye! Have you ever wanted to try archery? Now’s your chance! Come to camp for a fun-filled day on the archery range. You will get plenty of time to shoot, as well as play some really fun archery games. You might even hit your own bulls eye!
Register through GSCWM beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 10/15/2015.)

Scout Orienteering Weekend

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury
Cost: $10 for 1 Day; $18 for 2 Days per girl; $10 for 1 Day; $18 for 2 Days per adult
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

Spend a day or the weekend enjoying outdoor adventures while learning and practicing map and compass skills! Saturday's program is skill development, training and practice. For first-time orienteers, an experienced instructor will work with your group to help you learn orienteering skills. Camping out? Try a variation of the traditional foot orienteering at night! Stay through Sunday to participate in the annual New England Scout Orienteering Championship. Fees only cover the maps, courses, program and event patch to the first 400 paid registrants. If your troop is camping on Saturday night, reservations must be made directly through the Knox Trail Council by calling Marcella Saunders at (508)872-6551 for an additional fee. Concession stand available on both days. For more information call Bud O'Leary at 978-886-1371. This event usually fills before the deadline so early registration is encouraged. Do not register for a camping site until you have received your orienteering confirmation letter.
Register at www.Scout-O.org, beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 10/5/2015.)

November

Junior Detective Badge Builder

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: The EcoTarium, Worcester
Cost: $15 per girl; $10 per adult
Attend as: Girl w/Adult; Troop

The Junior Detective Badge Builder program includes all day admission, so be sure to pack a healthy snack or lunch and spend the day! Warm up your observation skills to figure out what three things are different in our instant mystery. Shake off the October chills and come practice your detective skills to figure out what is still growing in the pond and who left a print behind. Badges are not included in this program but when completed, can be purchased at any GSCWM store. Visit ecotarium.org/scout for more information.
To register, call 508-929-2703, beginning on June 1. (Registration closes on 11/5/2015.)

 

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