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Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Girls Go the Distance “Family FunDay”


A Day of Challenging Activities for Girl Scouts and their Families that Promotes Healthy Living Returns to Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Old Bethpage, NY – All families throughout Nassau County are encouraged to attend Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s (GSNC) ninth annual Girls Go the Distance (GGTD) Family FunDay event at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018. GSNC will once again offer a variety of activities for our Girl Scouts and their families to earn patches and prizes, all in an effort to promote healthy living.  All participating Girl Scouts will receive the Girls Go the Distance patch and will have the opportunity to earn additional patches based on designated activities they choose to participate in.

“Girls Go the Distance is such a wonderful event our girls look forward to each year, and we’re excited this year it falls on Earth Day. This event is designed to encourage girls to be active outdoors in a setting that also promotes a healthy lifestyle,” said Rande Bynum, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “There are many positive benefits of children and pre-teens being active. Our research shows that Girl Scouts are more likely to seek challenges, learn from setbacks, as well as develop and maintain healthy relationships. Family FunDay encourages families to be together and develop these leadership outcomes for their girls. ”

This year, the girls and their families will have an opportunity to explore the village and work together to solve mind bending challenges. Clues along the way will help families solve the challenge for the chance to win a prize. Families will then move on to numerous games setup on the fairgrounds.

For the first time, GGTD Family FunDay will debut the Guide Dog Foundation patch program, initially designed by a fifth grade Girl Scout.  Girls will be able to navigate an obstacle course with the guide dogs and will complete the initial steps to earn this new patch.

Online registration officially closes Friday, April 20, 2018 at www.gsnc.org/funday. Day of the event walk-ins are also welcome.

The participation fee for Girl Scouts is $25; Tag-Alongs registration is complimentary until March 18, or $15 thereafter until event day; and accompanying adult is $10. Participants have the option to pay for their registration fees directly online via credit card or offline via personal check or cash or cookie credits.

We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 23, 000 strong – 17,900 girls and 5,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™  from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.  And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

We’re the Girl Scouts. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsnc.org or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550.