June 1, 2014

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Insider's Guide to Girl Scout Programs

The Insider's Guide to Girl Scout Programs

June Issue

No Training Required - All Meals Provided!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Camp Blue Bay Programs

By Laura Bissett-Carr
Manager, Program & Outdoor Services

No training required – All meals provided!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Council Camp ProgramsThe Individual Girl Opportunities at Camp Blue Bay includes transportation to and from camp to the Girl Scout Service Center – we provide the staff and volunteers.

Camp Blue Bay Sleep Away Camp (one or two week sessions July 3 - August 14)
Girls entering grades 1-11 can enjoy a diverse camping experience in which they can choose between Troop House Camping and Outdoor Tent Camping. Camp programs are available for one or two week sessions. Girls will have the opportunity to participate in camp activities including swimming, boating, crafts, nature, campfires and more. Learn more about Camp Blue Bay>>

Breathe Journey (July 14-17, 2014)
A Special Summer Mini Session for individual Cadette Girl Scouts. Work towards your Breathe Journey while enjoying everything that summer camp has to offer. Learn more about Breathe Journey Mini Session>>

Adventure Fun (August 4-7, 2014)
A Special Summer Mini Session for individual Cadette Girl Scouts. Spend time on the low ropes course getting to know the girls in the group by challenging yourself and working as a team to complete each element on the course. Learn more about Adventure Fun Mini Session>>

Trailblazing Badge Weekend (September 12-14, 2014)
Calling all Individual Cadettes! Spend the weekend exploring your inner outdoor woman while working on your Trailblazing badge at Camp Blue Bay. Learn more about the Trailblazing Badge Weekend>>


Troop Opportunities – you provide the girls and adult coverage – we provide the staff and volunteers to deliver the program.

Summer Adventures Troop Camping (Summer 2014)
Enjoy a few days with your Troop getting a taste of summer camp, all program and meals provided – enjoy swimming, boating, campfires and more. All you need to do is have appropriate adult coverage – Weekends and Mid-Week opportunities for Brownies thru Ambassadors. Learn more about Summer Adventures Troop Camping>>

Bugs Brownie Badge Program (July 21-23, 2014)
With your Troop explore the world of Bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. Enjoy many of the summer activities such as swimming and a campfire while you are here. Learn more about Bugs Brownie Badge Program>>

Trailblazing Cadette Badge Weekend (July 25-27, 2014)
Spend a weekend in a tent exploring your inner outdoor woman while working on your Trailblazing Badge – spend some time enjoying other summer camp activities such as swimming and a campfire. Learn more about Trailblazing Cadette Badge Weekend>>

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Council Camp Programs Agent of Change Junior Journey Program (July 28-30, 2014)
Come along to create a circle of fun and friendship, understand the power of one, learn more about the power of team and explore the possibilities of reaching out to become the power of community. Participate in summer camp activities while relaxing in your tent unit. Learn more about Agent of Change Junior Journey Program>>

Animal Habitats Junior Badge Weekend (August 8-10, 2014)
Find out about wild animals, create an animal house; explore endangered habitats and learn to protect animal habitats. Spend time with your Troop experiencing summer camp and the activities available. Learn more about Animal Habitats Junior Badge Weekend>>

If going to camp over night isn't for you, try GSNC's Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh Park.


Oktoberfest Deadline Extension!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Oktoberfest 2014

By Joan Bompane
MVP Director, Volunteerism

We have extended the deadline for Workshop submissions for Oktoberfest 2014 to Friday, June 6th.

Are you interested in delivering exciting workshops to other Girl Scouts? Do you have a craft, project, game or Troop activity that all might enjoy learning and bringing home to their family and Troop? Topics might include; health and wellness, level specific Journey information, DYI projects, crafts, games and more. Primary workshop facilitators will receive a $10.00 registration discount to Oktoberfest 2014.

If you are interested in delivering a workshop by yourself or with a group, please complete the workshop application form by Friday, June 6th.

Not sure if your workshop idea will be interesting? Call me at 516.741.2550, ext. 245, let’s talk!

NEW DEADLINE: Remember, workshop applications must be returned to bompanej@gsnc.org by June 6, 2014.

APPLICATION: Download the workshop application>>



Attention Adult Volunteers, Senior & Ambassador Girls!

Our annual adult and older girl weekend known as “Oktoberfest” is just around the corner…this year’s theme is “Vintage TV”! It’s all about TV shows that you may have watched as a child, shows that are old but have returned, and fun game shows!

October 10-12, 2014

Learn all about Oktoberfest 2014 - Vintage TV>>



GS Destinations Openings


By Jan Figueira
MVP Director, Program

Know a 13- to 18-year-old, travel-loving girl who’s looking to make the world a better place?

There are still a limited number of openings for the following summer 2014 destinations trips:
      - The Great Panda Adventure
      - Channel Islands Adventure Expedition
      - San Juan Islands Kayaking
      - Costa Rica and Panama Service Challenge*
      - Scuba and Sea Turtle Adventure*

*A limited number of $500 scholarships from GSUSA’s Elliott Wildlife Values Project are available

Please submit your applications to Jan Figueira at FigueiraJ@gsnc.org by 12 noon on Monday, June 9, 2014.




Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Summer Camp Programs Brochure


Designer Division, Stylish Subtraction and Fashionable Fractions

Have you thought about a career in fashion or retail? In addition to a good sense of color and a flair for putting together an outfit, you also need math skills. Fashion and home furnishings designers use geometry for pattern making and print creations.

Through “hands-on” projects and outside speakers, the program is expected to touch upon market research and consumer behavior, costing, retail terminology and supply chain management concepts. Girls will create, cost and price a holiday décor item. It is expected that one afternoon will include a visit to a local mall.

WHO: Girls entering grades 7, 8 and 9
DATE: July 28 - August 1
PLACE: GSNC Service Center

Complete program details>>


GSNC Chorus Auditions

Girl Scouts of Nassau County is looking for a few good voices to add our chorus.

June 12, 2014 4:00pm-6:00pm or
June 26, 2014 3:00pm-6:00pm
GSNC Service Center

View audition details>>


Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - 6th Annual Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair


Mark your calendar, so you don’t miss out on the FUN!

6th Annual Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair

DATE: April 26, 2015

PLACE: Old Bethpage Village Restoration


GSNC Shop - Are you Man Enough to be a Girl Scout? T-Shirt

Do you know a guy who is man enough to be a Girl Scout?

Let him shout it from the roof tops... or simply wear it on his shirt.

Pre-order this great gift for your Girl Scout Dad TODAY!

Pricing starts at $15.00

Order your t-shirt>>


Entrepreneurial Envoys

Become a member of the exclusive group of Girl Scouts who have excelled in using the *5 Skills* of the Cookie Program.

The goal of the Entrepreneurial Envoys is to team up with our Girl Scout Council staff and volunteers to: help select the girl rewards for both The Mags&Munchies and Cookie Programs, get a sneak peek at new products and themes of each program, share your successes and tips with other Girl Scouts and adult volunteers, help plan, set-up and possibly run Cookie Celebration activities.

Click for details>>


#FreeBeingMe PSA Contest

Beauty is everywhere. It’s inside and out. It comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and ages. The idea of beauty even changes over time and with the distance you travel.

With Free Being Me, you get to define beauty the way you want to. Make a PSA that urges people to celebrate the qualities that make them unique – and beautiful.

For more information, visit girlscouts.org/freebeingme.

Learn about the #FreeBeingMe PSA Contest>>


Girl Scout Night at Citi Field - Girl Scouts of Nassau County

Girl Scout Night at Citi Field

Get a 20% discount on your ticket when you join us for Girl Scout Night at Citi Field on August 16!

View flyer for details>>

Purchase your tickets>>


The Kids Baking Challenge

Food Network is on the hunt looking for the most talented young bakers in the country! Do you think your son or daughter was born to bake? Well if so, this is the perfet show for them! The Food Network is looking for kids between the ages of 8-13 who want to put their baking skills to the ultimate test.

The Kids Baking Challenge is an exciting competition show where young bakers enter our kitchen in a fun baking battle to try and become... The Kids Baking Grand Champion!

View flyer for details>>