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Program Spotlight

 

Program Spotlight provides the most up-to-date information on program opportunities at Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Click on the event that interests you for more information. You can also sign up for or read our current Program Newsletter to keep informed of all upcoming programs and events.

 

 

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Girl Scout Week 2015 is coming!

Girl Scout Week is March 9 -13, 2015. Commemorate this special week by traveling along a winding path of tasks and challenges! This project may be completed as a Troop or an individual. A printable version is available at the link below or you may purchase 11 x17 color copies at our shop for twenty-five cents each now.

Don’t let the week pass without earning your Girl Scout Week patch and learning so much more along the way!

 

Girl Scout week game>>

 

Gold Award Mix & Mingle 

Come meet Sister Girl Scouts who were also approved and are working on their projects.
It will be an evening where you can hear what others are doing, ask questions, share
your successes, meet with mentors, and know you are not alone in “Going for Gold”.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 and Thursday, July 9, 2015
TIME: 7:00-8:30pm
PLACE: GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, New York 11530
COST: FREE

QUESTIONS: Patte Conway 516.741.2550 ext.219 conwayp@gsnc.org

IMPORTANT: There will be dessert and a door prize!

REGISTER: Mix and Mingle February>>

Mix and Mingle July>>

 

 

Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM)  

Have you wondered what it would be like to become a scientist? Would you enjoy working on discoveries that could help cure diseases? Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM), at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research invites Girl Scouts to discover the challenges and rewards of medical research. Attend this event and meet female students, scientists and physicians who will help you explore
careers in science and medicine. Girl Scouts and their moms/dads/guardians will meet female graduate students, post-graduates, scientists, and physicians, to learn about careers in science and medicine and discuss the rewards and challenges of biomedical research.

Girl Scouts in 10th and 11th grade are invited to apply for the 2015 AWSM/Girl Scouts Summer Internship Award. The recipient(s) will receive a scholarship toward her education and gain hands-on summer research experience under the mentorship of an AWSM faculty member.

WHO: Seniors (10th grade only) Ambassadors (11th grade only)
DATE: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
TIME: 5:00pm-7:00pm
PLACE: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, 350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 (Entrance #3)

COST: $5 commitment fee per girl (No fee for attending adults)

QUESTIONS: Patty Donohue-Brown, brownp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 273

IMPORTANT: Scholarships available

REGISTER: AWSM>>

 

 

Mommy and Me Winter Series at Camp Blue Bay

Each month, November – March we will be offering a Mommy and Me Weekend for either Daisy, Brownie or Junior level at Camp Blue Bay. Designed for you to spend quality time with your daughter, scheduled activities as well as some free time will be planned throughout the weekend. Limited to 60 per event, participants will stay in one of the two Troop Houses and all meals will be served at the Activity Building.

WHO; Registered GSNC Girl Scout and Mom/Guardian

DATES:

TIME: Check in Friday, 6pm or Saturday, 8am Check out Sunday, 11am

WHERE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton

COST: $45.00 per person, includes accommodations, meals and program materials

QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr, Manager, Program & Outdoor Services at:

BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201

Learn More about the Mommy and Me Winter Series at Camp Blue Bay>>

 

Night Owl Badge Weekend for Cadettes - Registration closed - filled to capacity

Calling all Cadettes! Are you ready to uncover the mysteries of the world after dark? Earn the Night Owl badge while spending the weekend at Camp Blue Bay in the Port Troop House. Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out into the night while meeting new friends who are night owls just like you!

Pack a brown bag dinner for Friday night and board the bus to camp from the Girl Scout Service Center.

WHO: Individual Cadette Girl Scouts (6th, 7th or 8th grade)

WHEN: Friday, February 27, 2015, 5PM to Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2PM

Pre-planning Meeting: Monday, February 23, 2014, 7PM, Girl Scout Service Center

WHERE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton, NY 11937

COST: $75.00 per person - Includes transportation, food, and program supplies

QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr, Manager, Program & Outdoor Services at Camp Blue Bay

BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201

Click here for flyer and registration form

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

 

Camp Aide Training

If you enjoy being in the outdoors and like working with younger girls, you may want to consider becoming a Summer Camp Aide. During an overnight stay in a Troop House at Camp Blue Bay you will participate in a leadership training designed to prepare you to work with younger girls. This training will consist of a variety of hands-on activities and role playing. After the successful completion of this training, you will have the opportunity to apply to volunteer for one week at Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh Park or Camp Blue Bay.

WHO: Individual Girl Scouts currently 7th grade and up

See flyer for more details.

WHEN: March 14-15, 2015

WHERE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton (Bus departs and returns to Girl Scout Service Center)

COST: $75.00 per person - Includes transportation, training materials, camp fee and food

QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr, Manager, Program & Outdoor Services at Camp Blue Bay

BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201

Click here for flyer and registration form

 

 

Make Yourself More Marketable Become a Certified Recreation Coach!   

Girl Scout Cadettes and higher… are you looking for a fun way to work with children ages 10 and under?
Get certified to be a United States Tennis Association Recreational Coach. A recreational coach learns
how to organize and develop games for young students. While the emphasis is based on tennis games there are also other sections that teach fun games to keep kids active. This is a great certification to have
for summer camp counselors or others interested in working with elementary aged children.

Use your skills learned in the workshop to assist in developing a summer camp program with Long Beach Tennis Center. The Director of Junior Development will guide you in program development.
You will gain hands on experience in program planning/development, budgeting, and program implementation. The program will then run from June 22 through June 26 where you can volunteer at the camp and use the on court skills you learned in the workshop.

WHO: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
DATE: March 21, 2015
TIME: 12:30pm – 4pm
PLACE: Long Beach Tennis Center, 899 Monroe Blvd, Long Beach, New York 11561
COST: $15

QUESTIONS: Lori D’ Antonio at lori@longbeachtenniscenter.com or 516.432.6060

REGISTER: To register go to www.coachyouthtennis.com

IMPORTANT: Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, no tennis experience necessary.
Upon completion of the class and an online training session, you will receive a certification.

 

 

Camp Blue Bay Work & Fun Weekend

Camp Blue Bay always needs loving care! Be part of maintaining and improving our beloved camp while enjoying a weekend in the outdoors.

Choose to come for the day or stay for the weekend. Each group will be required to volunteer for at least one morning or afternoon shift on Saturday to help keep our camp clean and beautiful. Weekend projects to include clearing paths, spreading woodchips and other assorted projects.

WHO: Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Troops with appropriate coverage and Individual Adult Volunteers

WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2015, 5PM to Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12PM

WHERE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton, NY

COST: $15 per person to cover coat of meals and snacks

(Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Breakfast included)

QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr, Manager, Program & Outdoor Services at Camp Blue Bay

BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201

Click here for flyer and registration form

 

Camp Blue Bay Spring Fling Weekend

Calling all Brownies and Junior Troops! It's time to shake off those winter blues, breathe the fresh brisk air and have some fun. An array of planned activities awaits you and your girls on Saturday; plant some seeds, take a walk on the beach to collect shells, make a spring craft, learn a new game or two and sing around the campfire while discovering the fun of camp.

Troops can choose to arrive Friday night or Saturday morning. No training required for adults but we ask that you limit the number of adults to allow more girls to attend. Indoor space and tents will be assigned on the number of people in your group; Troops will be expected to share sites.

One adult representative from each troop will be required to attend a mandatory pre-planning meeting to cover everything you need to know to prepare for the weekend and review safety procedures.

WHO: Brownie and Junior Troops - No training required

WHEN: Friday, April 17, 2015, 5PM to Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12PM

WHERE: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton, NY

COST: $45 per person includes accommodations, meals and program materials

(Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Breakfast included)

QUESTIONS: Laura Bissett-Carr, Manager, Program & Outdoor Services at Camp Blue Bay

BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201

 

Click her for flyer and registration form

 

Summer Adventures Troop Camping

 

This program provides an opportunity for troops to camp during the summer months and take advantage of the activities offered at summer camp; including swimming, boating, nature, arts & crafts, campfires and more. Troops need only to have one adult per each 8 girls to attend - no training required.

Limited number of participants per program, most accommodations will be in a tent unit, 4 girls to a tent, limited dormitory style indoor space available where noted on the schedule. All meals will be served in the Dining Hall. Troops responsible for their own transportation.

Click here to learn more

 

Netiquette Badge for Girl Scout Cadettes

 

Netiquette BadgeFor Cadettes who are working on the Netiquette badge, Cablevision's Power To Learn can help you to accomplish some of the requirements through their online resources, which have been specifically chosen to help you learn how to make - and keep- your online world a positive place.

Visit Cablevision's Power to Learn Website>>

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

Healthy LivingAny programs that feature the Healthy Living Initiatives Symbol are programs that are considered to be in line with Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Healthy Living Initiatives.

The Healthy Living Initiatives brings a unique perspective to keeping girls healthy. Girls define health in their own terms, placing as much emphasis on emotional and social well-being as physical health, nutrition and physical fitness. In addition to healthy eating and physical fitness, the Healthy Living Initiative focuses on increasing girls’ self-esteem, media image awareness and how to develop healthy relationships.

 

lori@longbeachtenniscenter.com