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Some programs and events may not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please reach out to the program or event contact to get detailed information on the current status of available activites. 

Amazing Woman of the Month (Virtual)
Gr K-12
$10 per girl
$10 Per Adult

On the first of each month, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore debut a new program about a different woman who is an icon in her field. You'll receive program plans that are self-guided that you can complete at your own pace at home or during a Girl Scout meeting. You are also invited to attend an optional Zoom meeting where you can learn a little more about the woman and do an activity just for fun! Can't attend? That's okay! You will receive a link to the recorded Zoom session to watch when you can! Girl Scouts from all 50 states and 5 countries participate in this program.  All registrants receive a customized patch and program plans. Register for one month, or as many as you want. Some of our past women have been Jane Goodall, Sally Ride, Frida Kahlo, Grace Hopper, and Amelia Earhart. Find inspiration for becoming an amazing woman yourself!

Open to troops, girls with an adult, and individual girls.
Register monthly at https://www.jerseyshoregirlscouts.org/en/events/amazing-woman-of-the-month.html.

American Red Cross Classes, In Person and Virtual
Gr 6-12
See website for pricing.

Did you know the American Red Cross offers all types of trainings that you can take? From Babysitting to Child and Baby First Aid, to Lifeguard training and Swimming and Water Safety, they offer it all! There are options for virtual trainings you can take right from home. 

Open to troops and individual girls only.

Visit our website for a complete listing of virtual and in-person trainings available at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class.

American Red Cross Classes, Locations Vary
Gr 6-12
See website for pricing.

Did you know the American Red Cross offers all types of training that you can take? From Babysitting to Child and Baby First Aid, to Lifeguard training and Swimming and Water Safety, they offer it all! There are options for virtual trainings you can take right from home.

Open to troops and individual girls only.

Visit our website for a complete listing of virtual and in-person trainings available at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class.

Art and Nature, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr K-1
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Join us as we explore the different ways the natural world inspires us to imagine and create while working on your Outdoor Art Maker Badge (badge not included). Observe colorful flowers in the garden, listen to wildlife at the pond, practice painting a watercolor landscape, and explore the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Art and Nature, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 2-3
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Join us as we explore the different ways the natural world inspires us to imagine and create while working on your Outdoor Art Creator Badge (badge not included). Create leaf and bark rubbings, have a nature dance party, illustrate flowers in the garden, and explore the sights and sounds of the great outdoors while collecting natural materials to create a trailside fairy house.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.

Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Art and Nature, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 4-5
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Join us as we explore the different ways the natural world inspires us to imagine and create while working on your Outdoor Art Explorer Badge (badge not included). Explore animal adaptations, compose a nature symphony, create your own wearable nature impressions, and more as we embark on this artistic journey. Girls are encouraged to bring a camera or smartphone to complete the full requirements for this badge.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.

Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Art and Nature, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 6-8
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Join us as we explore the different ways the natural world inspires us to imagine and create while working on your Outdoor Art Apprentice Badge (badge not included). Write a nature haiku, learn nature photography tips and tricks to practice capturing textures and patterns in the natural world, and try an art project powered by the sun or wind. Girls are required to bring a camera or smartphone to complete the requirements for this badge.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.

Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Berkshire Museum (Virtual)
Gr K-12
See our website for pricing.

There's a lot to do and see at the Berkshire Museum! Whether you want to visit us in-person or schedule a virtual educator-led or self-guided program, you'll find it all here! From Aquarium Exploration to Forensic Investigation, to Poetry of Art to Rock On, from Amazing Reptiles to Mammal Adaptations, we can adjust a program to your grade level and interests.

Special pricing available to Girl Scout troops of 10 or more.

Open to troops only.

Visit our website at https://berkshiremuseum.org to schedule your visit today

Botanic Illustration, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 4-5
$15 per Girl
Adults see description

Learn the basics of illustration while working on your Drawing Badge (badge not included). Draw a botanical still life, experiment with crosshatching and smudging, create a drawing from a bug’s-eye view, imagine your own botanically inspired cartoon character, and learn the basics of compiling your own art portfolio.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.

Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Brave Bright Theater Kids (Virtual)
Gr K-12
$10 per Girl

Discover individuality and confidence through interactive drama and movement-based group activities including improv, singing, dancing, yoga, teamwork, and more!

Open to troops only.

Email bbtheaterkids@gmail.com to schedule your troop's customized class.

Claytime, Shrewsbury
Gr K-12
Cost varies by program

Pottery painting, clay building, word art, and canvas-painting fun geared to the ages in your troop. We offer many ways to participate in programming: To Go Kits that you can take home with step-by-step instructions, Zoom workshops that you can pick up the supplies and Claytime staff will lead your project, and in-studio events following social distancing, masking, and other safety protocols in place at the time of the event.

Open to troops and girls with an adult.

To register, call our studio at 508-798-9950 or email at claytimeinfo@gmail.com.

Drama Out of the Box, Clinton
Gr K-12
See our website for prices

Drama Out of the Box offers both in-person and virtual workshops, with special pricing for Girl Scouts! I come to you, so no travel forms are required. Plan a fun drama, improv, or mindfulness experience tailored specifically to the needs of your troop. We can also work on a badge like Playing the Past, or create an original end-of-year troop skit. Fun and laughs guaranteed. Unleash your inner artist and create outside the box!

Open to troops only.

Visit our website at www.dramaoutofthebox.com or email mcframaenrichment@gmail.com for information and scheduling.

Eco Heroes, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr K-1
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Learn to become a nature hero while working on your Eco Learner Badge (badge not included). Learn the leave no trace principles and how to protect plants and animals on your next outdoor adventure. Embark on a miniature hike and explore ways to reduce waste to help the plants and animals in our neighborhoods.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Eco Heroes, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 2-3
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Learn how to become a nature hero while working on your Eco Friend Badge (not included). Learn the leave no trace principles and how to protect plants and animals on your next outdoor adventure. Embark on a hike to search for animal homes, practice making observations and looking closely, and learn how to protect your favorite outdoor spaces.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Eco Heroes, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 6-8
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Learn how to become a nature hero while working on your Eco Trekker Badge (badge not included). Learn the leave no trace principles and how to protect plants and animals on your next outdoor adventure. Hike our trails, learn about invasive species, and explore native species that need a helping hand.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Fantastic Flowers, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr K-1
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Explore our gardens and grounds and learn about the world of gardening while working towards your Flower Garden Journey award (badge not included). Visit different garden spaces, learn about insects that help plants grow, and pot up your own flower seeds to create a miniature windowsill garden to grow and care for at home. 

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Flower Power, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 4-5
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Get up close and personal with some of your favorite plants while working on your Flowers Badge (badge not included). Dissect a flower and tour the gardens to search for different plant species and their pollinators. Get creative by making an upcycled flower press and practicing the art of floral arrangement.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Garden Senses, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 2-3
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Explore and investigate the gardens and trails while working on your Senses Badge (badge not included). Search for different textures in nature, smell nectar-rich flowers, listen to the calls of resident wildlife, and more on this sensory adventure.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Gems and Jewelry, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 4-5
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Get creative and make your own unique jewelry pieces while working on your Jeweler Badge (badge not included). Become familiar with a jeweler’s tools, wrap a caged stone necklace, design your own unique totem using materials from nature, and make a bracelet to give to a friend or relative.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Girl Scouts Magic Workshop (Virtual)
Gr 2-3
$19 per Girl

Empowering Brownies through magic! This awesome and interactive 60 minute Zoom workshop highlights the power in using words like: “Hello, Please, Thank You, I'm Sorry, I Forgive You, I Understand, Great Job and I Can”. Not only are the girls encouraged to participate virtually in class, they’re given a top-secret file folder that goes over everything they've learned during the performance, a cool magic trick & an awesome fun patch that does a magic trick and so much more

Open to troops and girls with an adult.

Contact urbanwizardsac@gmail.com with questions and register your troop online at https://www.urbanwizardsac.com/ today!

Go Gardening!  New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 4-5
$15 per Girl
Adults see description

Explore our gardens and conservatories and learn about garden design while working on your Gardener Badge  (badge not included). Explore the basics of garden design,  learn how to pick the right plants for where you live, pot up your own seeds to start a container garden at home, and take home seeds to set up your own growing experiments.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Habitrek, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 4-5
$15 per Girl
Adults see description

Explore four different habitats and learn how living things meet their needs for survival while working on your Animal Habitats Badge (badge not included). Embark on an adventure to find out what lives in our gardens and trails, build your own trailside animal shelter, and learn about endangered habitats by getting up close and personal with our favorite conservatory plants.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Horse Programs at Camp Marshall, Spencer
Gr K-12
$20 per Girl

Camp Marshall offers horse programs for all levels of Girl Scouts! Whether you’re a Daisy or Ambassador, a girl who loves ponies, or one who wants to learn grooming, safety, and etiquette, we have level-appropriate programs for you! Also available to all levels are optional riding lessons added on to any program for a fee.

Open to troops and girls with an adult.

Go to our website at https://www.campmarshall.net/girl-scouts for all available Girl Scout programs for troops of 10 or more, complete information and necessary forms.

Incredible Insects, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 2-3
$15 per Girl
Adults see description

Explore the incredible world of insects as you work on your Bugs Badge (badge not included). Take to the trails and search for some of your favorite six-legged friends, learn to use simple tools to catch and release insects, learn about insects’ homes, and take home materials to try an insect-inspired craft. Not offered November through March.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Leadership in Action (LiA) Training, Worcester or Holyoke
Gr 6-8
$10 per Girl
Adults no charge

Start your journey to becoming a role model for younger girls. The Leadership in Action (LiA) Training will help you navigate the requirements for earning your LiA Award, help you develop program ideas, and teach you the characteristics of younger Girl Scouts and tips for working with them. The LiA award requires you to work with Brownie Girl Scouts on journey activities and this training will help you navigate through the requirements for each LiA Award and the journey that goes with it. Earning your LiA Award is a prerequisite to earning your Program Aid Award. This is a Schedule Your Own program for troops of 8 girls or more.

Open to troops only.

To arrange your training, contact Tbreen@gscwm.org at least one month prior.

Night Journeys, EcoTarium
Gr K-12
$60 per Girl
$60 per Adult

Wave your wand and learn the science of levitation as a wizard in training. Or zoom through the solar system to visit distant planets then, design, build, and deploy a Mars lander. Or follow the clues, analyze the evidence, and solve the mystery. Your Troop will get to enjoy one of the three themes for a night of hands-on thematic programming and exploration at the EcoTarium during your overnight stay. Group leaders are welcome to share their theme preferences with us before their final payment is due; however, we cannot guarantee that any group will experience their preferred theme. Night Journey fun patches are available for purchase at the museum store.

Open to troops only.
Visit www.ecotarium.org for more information or to register at least four weeks prior to the event.

Plants and Paint, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 2-3
$15 per Girl
Adults see description

Learn the basics of watercolor painting while working on your Painting Badge (badge not included). Use our gardens and grounds as inspiration as you paint an outdoor landscape, practice conveying a feeling or mood, try painting with natural materials, and begin a mural depicting your favorite Girl Scout adventure. *One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.
Schedule your program at https://nebg.org/scout-programs/ at least one month prior to your date.

Playing the Past Junior Badge Builder, Worcester
Gr 4-5
$15 Per Girl
No charge for adults

Playing the Past allows you to dream up a character of a girl or woman who lived in the past. What better place to do that than a 1772 historic house that is restored to the 1830s? Learn about life in the 1800s at the Salisbury Mansion and then work on projects that will lead to the Playing the Past Badge. Handouts covering the requirements will be provided. Badges are not included.

Open to troops only.
To schedule a date, email info@worcesterhistory.net or call 508-753-8278 one month prior.

Prepare with Pedro (Virtual)
Gr K-2
See our website for prices

Prepare with Pedro is a preparedness education program for children in Kindergarten through second grade. This program teaches children how to BE PREPARED and TAKE ACTION for either home fires or local hazards. We'll read a story featuring a penguin named Pedro to learn a coping skill and receive a digital storybook to share what you've learned.

Visit our website at https://www.redcross.org/local/massachusetts/about-us/our-work/virtual-emergency-preparedness-programs.html  for complete information and register.

Salisbury Mansion, Worcester
Gr K-12
$5 per Girl
$5 per Adult

Come inside Worcester's only Historic House Museum and see what it was like to live in the 1830s. At Salisbury Mansion, you can learn about how people prepared food, worked, and how they spent their free time.

Open to troops and girls with an adult.

For more information contact info@worcesterhistory.net or visit https://www.worcesterhistory.org/museum/salisbury-mansion/

Staying Fit with Aerial Yoga, Earth & Aerial Yoga
Gr 4-8
$35 per Girl*
$35 per Adult*

Join Earth & Aerial Yoga for a private one-hour aerial yoga instruction and plenty of photo ops for up to 14 people. During your event, your instructor will guide you and your group through a variety of beginner-friendly aerial yoga poses, including some simple inversions. End your practice with a relaxing and rejuvenating rest, with each participant cocooned inside their own silk hammock.

*Cost depends on the number of participants: 5-9 people are $40 per person, and 10-14 people are $35 per person for this one-hour session.

Open to troops only.

Call us at 978-257-0075 or email info@earthandaerialyoga.com to schedule your private session.

Terrific Trees, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 6-8
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Become an arborist and learn about the amazing science of trees while working on your Trees Badge (badge not included). Tour our heirloom apple orchard, learn how to identify trees, try a tree craft, and explore the relationships between trees, people, and animals.

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.

Call us at 978-257-0075 or email info@earthandaerialyoga.com to schedule your private session.

The Pillow Case Project (Virtual)
Gr 3-6
See our website for prices

The Pillowcase Project is an interactive preparedness program designed for children in grades 3 through 5. The program aims to increase awareness, and understanding of natural hazards, teaches safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness. Through the presentation, girls learn the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply kits by packing essential items in a pillowcase for easy transport during an emergency. Girls will receive a digital workbook and will be encouraged to decorate and personalize their pillowcases and share what they’ve learned with friends and family.

Open to troops only.

Visit our website at https://www.redcross.org/local/massachusetts/about-us/our-work/virtual-emergency-preparedness-programs.html for complete information and register.

The Story Barn; Virtual or CT
Gr K-12
Price varies by program

The Story Barn is home to the national-award-winning Frieda B. children's book series and author Renata Bowers. We offer private events that can be customized for Girl Scout troops to meet the needs and interests of the girls, including writing workshops, badge work, storytelling, and working with a published author, live or virtually. We also offer scheduled programs throughout the year that can be found on our website at www.friedab.com/calendar. Every Story Matters is our motto. Who are you Free to B.?

Open to troops only.
To explore a customized event for your troop, call 860-763-0330 or email info@friedab.com today.

Trail Detectives, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr K-1
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Join us for a guided hike through our mile-long loop trail while working on your Trail Adventure Badge (badge not included). Play fun trail games, use different tools to get up close and personal with resident plant and animal species, and learn how to prepare for a day of fun-filled activities in the woods.  

*One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.

Call us at 978-257-0075 or email info@earthandaerialyoga.com to schedule your private session.

Trail Detectives, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 2-3
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Join us for a guided hike through our mile-long loop trail while working on your Trail Adventure Badge (badge not included). Play fun trail games, use different tools to get up close and personal with resident plant and animal species, and learn how to prepare for a day of fun–filled activities in the woods. *One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.

Call us at 978-257-0075 or email info@earthandaerialyoga.com to schedule your private session.

Trail Detectives, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
Gr 4-5
$15 Per Girl
Adults see description

Join us for a guided hike through our mile-long loop trail while working on your Trail Adventure Badge (badge not included). Play fun trail games, start an adventure journal, practice trail safety, and learn how to prepare for a day of fun-filled activities in the woods. *One chaperone for every 5 children is admitted free of charge. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $16.20. Please note, a minimum of 8 Girl Scouts is required to run a program.

Open to troops only.

Call us at 978-257-0075 or email info@earthandaerialyoga.com to schedule your private session.

U CAN-Confidence Building Workshop (Virtual)
Gr 6-12
$15 Per Girl*
Adults no charge

Explore your inner strength and confidence, open yourself up to new and positive perspectives while learning attainable ways to improve your mindset to be the best version of you! You will earn the Journey Bliss Badge (not included) after completing this workshop. We'll talk about five to ten year plans, actionable steps needed to achieve your goals, and ways that you can help your peers follow through on their dreams as well. You will receive your own notebook to journal your goals and aspirations as you take your "happiness journey", along with other items you will create during the workshop. We will drive out to your troop meeting location.

*There is a 10 girl minimum to book this workshop.

Open to troops only.
To book, email Taylor at u-can-academy@outlook.com, give us a call at 617-240-0201 or connect on Instagram @u.can.academy.

Wild Food and Herbal Foraging
Gr K-12
Cost varies per program

Ever wonder if you could find food and natural medicine in the wilderness? Join me for a spring, summer, or autumn foraging walk and learn about the edible plants, fruits, nuts, and medicinal herbs that grow all around us! Learn foraging safety guidelines, how to forage sustainably, how Native Americans use the plants, how to cook and preserve them, and find out how nutritious and delicious they are.

Open to troops only.
Visit www.facebook.com/cookingwithmrsg for complete information or contact Rachel at goclawski@msn.com to arrange your walk.

Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester
Gr K-12
$5 per Girl
$5 per Adult

The Worcester Historical Museum is where we tell the stories of men and women who made Worcester one of the most important cities in Massachusetts. Worcester Historical Museum is the only institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Worcester history. Revolving exhibits focus on important parts of Worcester's history. The family gallery has hands-on exhibits so girls can learn about Worcester diners, Stephen Salisbury's store in the late 1700s, and industrial Worcester. Interact, explore, and discover history in a creative an imaginative new way.

Open to troops and girls with an adult.
For more information contact info@worcesterhistory.net or visit www.worcesterhistory.org.

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

Badge Blast WPI APO (Virtual)
Gr K-12

When their popular in-person Badge Blast day of programming wasn't possible, the WPI APO students did more than just pivot! The members, along with outside organizations, have created short STEM related videos to help girls work on their badges at home or during their troops meetings.

From learning how to make alien friends as part of the Space Science Explorer Badge, to designing robotics games, to even exploring different STEM majors to help earn the College Knowledge Badge, you will find short videos to assist you. Make sure to visit their channel often-videos are being uploaded on a regular basis!

The WPI APO students will be back to delivering Badge Blast Days in person when they can but until they do, visit their YouTube channel created just for you!

Open to troops, girls with an adult, and individual girls.

Visit our WPI APO YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIXbLrHZcoLXJF6hilerXjA  often-videos are added regularly!

Cabot Patch Programs, Zoom
Gr K-12

Cabot Creamery is proud to offer eight free patch programs to use at home or in your troop. The program and the patch is free! Patches include topics like Pollinators, Farm Love, and Sustainability.

Open to troops, girls with an adult, and families.

Visit https://www.cabotcheese.coop/scout-patch-programs/ for more information.

Character Does Matter (Virtual)
Gr 2-12

Our Character Does Matter program can be individualized and flexed to a particular troop's needs and grades. Join us for a virtual program, including guided talks about character strengths like gratitude, kindness, teamwork, and perseverance. We'll have leadership lessons, panels, and Q&A as well. For our younger girls, we'll facilitate story readings to teach about character strengths through read-along videos of children's stories.

Open to troops only.

Contact Rebecca at rebecca.forbes@travismanion.org to set up your presentation.

Considerate and Caring (Virtual)
Gr K-1

You’ll learn about bullying and the different ways to stand up and help a classmate who is being bullied and talk about how you can be considerate and caring to them. When you’ve earned your Zinnia Petal (not included), you’ll know how to be considerate and caring just like Zinni the Zinnia. Be sure to read Zinni's Story before taking part in this Zoom program.

Open to troops only.
Register by emailing eileen.kneeland@state.ma.us or calling Eileen at 508-254-2385.

Cybersecurity Badge Workshops (Virtual)
Gr K-3

Learn the four rules of personal safety and the four rules of internet safety. Learn about trusting how you feel and the importance of having a trusted adult you can talk to and that makes you feel safe. Learn the tips for having fun and staying safe. This virtual program will meet some of the requirements toward your Cybersecurity Badges (not included).

Open to troops only.

Register by emailing eileen.kneeland@state.ma.us or calling Eileen at 508-254-2385.

Cybersecurity Safeguards 2 Badge (Virtual)
Gr 2-12

Learn the importance of staying safe online with The Office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.'s office. You'll learn about bullying, cyberbullying, creating safe passwords, and what information can be shared safely online, and what needs to be kept private. You'll learn to be careful about whom to trust, and we'll talk about and test your knowledge of online safety rules. You'll work toward earning your Cybersecurity: Safeguards 2 Badge (not included).

Open to troops only.

Register by emailing eileen.kneeland@state.ma.us or calling Eileen at 508-254-2385.

Cybersecurity: Safeguards 2 Badge (Virtual)
Gr 2-3

Learn the importance of staying safe online. You’ll learn about creating safe passwords, what information can be shared online and what information needs to be kept private. You will also learn to be careful about whom to trust online. We’ll talk about and test your knowledge of online safety rules. You'll work on your Cybersecurity: Safeguards 2 Badge (not included) and know what information is private and how to share information safely when you are done this virtual program.

Open to troops only.

Register by emailing eileen.kneeland@state.ma.us or calling Eileen at 508-254-2385.

Friendly and Helpful (Virtual)
Gr K-1

How can you be considerate and caring to a fellow Daisy or classmate who’s being left out of the group? You’ll learn what it feels like to be a new student at a school or a new Daisy in a troop and how she might feel to be left out of an activity. When you earn your Sunny Petal (not included), you will know how to be friendly and helpful just like Sunny the Sunflower. Be sure to read Sunny's Story before taking part in this Zoom program.

Open to troops only.
Register by emailing eileen.kneeland@state.ma.us or calling Eileen at 508-254-2385.

Good Skin Knowledge (Virtual) or UMass Medical School Campus
Gr 2-5

Know the skin you're in! Join us as we learn more about skin health through hands-on crafts. Learn about the layers of your skin, what pimples actually are, and what to do when you touch poison ivy through painting, making bracelets, and other activities! We'll talk about how to take care of your hair, skin, and nails, and build healthy habits. Work on your My Best Self and STEM Career Exploration Badges by level (badges not included). For more information, contact umassdermgsk@gmail.com or visit https://umassdig.wixsite.com/goodskin.

Open to troops and girls with an adult.
Register for your program at https://forms.gle/tjk8Fy79XKiQwPDU6 or email umassdermgsk@gmail.com at least 48 hours before your program.

Good Skin Knowledge (Virtual) or UMass Medical School Campus
Gr 6-12

Know the skin you're in! Join us as we learn more about skin health through hands-on activities. Learn about the layers of your skin, what pimples actually are, what happens when you get a bug bite! We'll talk about how to take care of your hair, skin, and nails, and we'll explore how social media can change the way we think about our body. Work on your My Best Self and STEM Career Exploration Badges by level (badges not included). For more information, contact umassdermgsk@gmail.com or visit https://umassdig.wixsite.com/goodskin.

Open to troops and girls with an adult.

Register for your program at https://forms.gle/tjk8Fy79XKiQwPDU6 or email umassdermgsk@gmail.com at least 48 hours before your program.

Hannoford's Healthy Shopper Patch, Lunenburg
Gr K-12

Learn all about how food ends up on store shelves and the role Hannaford team members play in helping shoppers make healthy choices. Learn about the importance of eating a variety of foods from all food groups and how to build a healthy meal. Learn how the Hannaford Guiding Stars Program can help shoppers make healthy choices in the store, how to create a healthy snack, and why a healthy lifestyle is important. You can even have the Hannaford registered dietitian help you in making these choices! This free, in-store activity is approximately 45 minutes to an hour in length and ties into so many of the healthy living badge requirements. You will receive the Hannaford Healthy Shopper Patch. Not local to the Lunenburg Hannoford location? Check with your local store to see if they offer this program as well.

Open to troops only.

Reach out with any questions and to register to Britany at brittany.wujek@hannaford.com  4-6 weeks prior to when you would like to visit.

High Five for Safety (Virtual)
Gr K-3

With some very fun videos, you'll learn the four rules of personal safety and the four rules of internet safety in this fun Zoom presentation. Learn about trusting how you feel and the importance of having a trusted adult you can talk to and that makes you feel safe. Learn the tips for having fun and staying safe.

Open to troops only.

Register by emailing eileen.kneeland@state.ma.us or calling Eileen at 508-254-2385.

Operation Valentine (Virtual)
Gr K-12

Our Rett Angels love personal, funny and colorful cards. Volunteers will receive the names and addresses of their Valentine buddies who live throughout New England and will be asked to mail their card in time to be received for Valentine’s Day. Most of our angels are nonverbal and require round the clock care. Some do use communication systems to speak.  Individuals with Rett are often very visual and enjoy the fun of receiving and, with assistance, opening their cards. Help make some smiles and deliver Valentine’s Day happiness. To learn more about Rett Syndrome Angels, please visit our website at www.rsangels.org.

Open to troops, girls with an adult, individual girls, and adults.
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Irene at irene@rsangels.org.

Skype a Scientist (Virtual)
Gr K-12

Working on a badge and want to find a REAL scientist to talk to? We can help you find a scientist matched to your interests and even to the badge you're working on! We have a database of thousands of scientists and we can connect you with scientists all over the world. Get to know a real scientist and get the answers to your questions straight from the source! This non-profit is run by a former Girl Scout whose goal is to make science feel approachable, accessible, and less intimidating.

Open to troops, girl with an adult, and individual girls.

Visit https://www.skypeascientist.com/ to invite a scientists to YOUR troop!

Sustainability Hub, Worcester
Gr K-12

We’re now proud to offer live virtual presentations so that we may continue providing services and education until we open full-time again. Our virtual presentations can be tailored to your troop's interests and badge work and very greatly, focusing on everything from climate change to food systems. We'll give a bit of background about what we do at the Hub before discussing many of the same topics covered in our in-person tours such as renewable energy, ways to reduce your energy usage, and electric vehicles. We're always eager to collaborate to make our virtual presentations fit the unique needs of your troop! Don't forget to check often to see when our tours and community spaces open back up.

Open to troops only.
To schedule your live virtual presentation, visit https://www.nationalgridus.com/worcester-sustainability-hub/Services/ today.

Teen Life: Building Healthy Relationships (Virtual)
Gr 6-12

Learn the 10 signs of what unhealthy and healthy relationships look like with a member of The Office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.'s office. Learn how to resolve escalated conflict, practice consent, communicate boundaries, how to help a friend who is a survivor of an unhealthy relationship, and how to navigate a breakup. This program teaches you the importance of creating healthy relationships, as well as teaching tips to help you know if you or anyone you know is in an unhealthy relationship. This program will go toward the requirements of the Cadette Finding Your Ground Badge, the Senior Mission: Sisterhood Journey, and the Ambassador Your Voice, Your World Journey (not included).

Reach out to Hope at hope.rudzinski@state.ma.us to schedule.

Virtual Farm Tours, Zoom
Gr K-12

Learn more about life on Cabot dairy farms and how our farmers care for their cows, their communities, and the planet. Want more? Take the fun patch Farm Love program while you're there and earn a free patch!

Open to troops, girls with an adult, and families.
Visit https://www.cabotcheese.coop/virtual-farm-tour-for-kids/ to take the tour today!

Virtual Nutrition Events
Gr K-12

Looking to learn more about nutrition, food, and cooking? Schedule a Virtual Nutrition Event with Big Y! We offer dietician-led virtual store tours, cook-a-longs, and educational presentations based on your interests and learning needs! We can coordinate badge requirements with your leader too!

Open to troops only.

Email livingwell@bigy.com to sign up at least 30 days prior to book your event.