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2014-2015 Council Program Guide

 
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February

Girl Scout Night With the 87ers

All Girl Scout Grade Levels and Friends/Family

WHEN: February 28, 2015, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Bob Carpenter Center

A movie will be played right after the game. Don't miss out on this fun girls night out and help celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! First 10 troops registered will participate in fun on-court experiences. The first 100 registered will participate in a Meet and Greet with Elena Delle Donne! Download the flyer for more info.!

Register by calling 302-504-7587 or emailing tickets@sevens.com

 

Owls and Stars - This program is cancelled due to weather.
Girl Scout Cadettes
For this badge, learn about Owls and how they navigate the night sky. Explore outside the museum after dark. Learn about constellations and make a star finder.
WHEN: February 21, 2015, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $10 per girl, includes Night Owl badge.
NOTE: Free admission for two leaders or chaperones per program. Additional museum visitors are $2 each. Min 10/Max 15.

 

Netiquette Badge
Girl Scout Cadettes
Learn about social media, online communication, email etiquette, start the Kindness practice and present what you have learned!
WHEN: February 22, 2015 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Microsoft, 132 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $5 per girl, includes Netiquette badge.
NOTE: Min 4/Max 15.

*This program is now full. Thank you.*

 

Girl Scout Legislative Day - Annapolis
Girl Scout Cadettes through Ambassadors
Spend a fun and enlightening day in Annapolis with Girl Scouts from all over Maryland.  Mingle with local legislators, tour government buildings and hear from Legislative Pages.
WHEN: February 26, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Legislative Services, Joint Hearing Room, Annapolis, MD
COST: $25 per girl, includes lunch.
NOTE: Email Allison Duvall at aduvall@gscm.org for more information on how to register.

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course
Girl Scout Cadettes
This program will familiarize and provide you with the basic skills and information that is necessary in caring for infants and children,
such as emergency action steps, personal safety, fire safety, infant care, basic first aid and choking management. Presentation by
the Delaware Safety Council.
WHEN/WHERE:
February 28, 2015, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NRC*

March 21, 2015, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., PRC
March 28, 2015, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NRC**
May 16, 2015, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NRC**
COST: $45 per girl, includes Certificate of Achievement.
NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch and a baby doll. This course meets some of the requirements for the Babysitter badge. Min 7/Max 12.

*This date has been cancelled.

**This program date is full.

 

Engineering Your Tomorrow
Girl Scout Cadettes
Engineering Your Tomorrow offers girls wonderful opportunities to explore science, chemistry and engineering. Working with women who are currently engaged in several fields of science, girls will test scientific theories with hands-on activities as well as discover the many career opportunities for women. New activities are developed each year for girls to experiment with. Additional information sessions are provided for leaders and parents to help girls in preparing for higher education and considering career options in science.
WHEN: February 28, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: New Castle County, DE. Directions will be emailed two weeks prior to event.
COST: $8 per girl, includes lunch and fun patch.
NOTE: Please be aware that in order for the event to run smoothly, encourage the girls to make new friends, and build team
communication skills, we will be separating groups; exceptions will not be made. Min 25/Max 60.

 

Public Speaker
Girl Scout Cadettes
Learn the basics of public speaking and conveying your message clearly and powerfully in this workshop in the brand new Teen Loft!
WHEN: February 28, 2015, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Dover Library, 35 E. Loockerman St., Dover, DE 19901
COST: $8 per girl, includes Public Speaker badge.
NOTE: Please bring a notebook and pen. Min 4/Max 12.

*This program is now full. Thank you.*

 

 

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend—Feb. 27, 28, March 1

Join us on Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 to celebrate the 3rd Annual National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!
Follow us on all our social media networks to find your favorite Girl Scout Cookies and join in on the fun!

 

 

 

March

Girl Scout Family Ski Weekend

All Girl Scout grade levels, family and friends
WHEN: March 6-8, 2015
WHERE: Roundtop Mountain Resort
NOTE:Lift/Lesson/Rental options Sat/Sun for just $49/person inclusive! Register Special Hotel Lodging Friday and Saturday Night rates start at only $75/person. Discounted lunch ticket at Roundtop with 3 entrée choices, plus fries, cookie, and drink $10. Complimentary Snow Sports merit badge testing. Complimentary Winter Scout Weekend patch available for all reservations made by Nov. 31 (for Dec weekend) and by Jan. 31 (for March weekend). In order to qualify for these reduced rates, you must pre-register by calling 717-432-9631 x3723 or by filling out the form on our website.

 

MEdia Radio Behind-the-Scenes
Girl Scout Cadettes
Thinking about the “ME” in Media? Tour WJBR in Wilmington and learn about the behind-the scenes workings of a live radio station! You will see the actual broadcast booth, production studios and other departments that are vital to running Delaware’s #1 radio station and learn about careers in broadcasting.
WHEN: March 7, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: WJBR, 812 Philadelphia Pike, Ste. C, Wilmington, DE 19809
COST: $8 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program connects with the Media Journey. Min 5/Max 12.

*This program is full. Thank you.*

 

Videography Series
Girl Scout Cadettes
In this three-part series, you will work in teams to create a storyboard and shot list, learn basic functions of a video camera and specific shooting techniques. We will use video editing software to create a brief public service announcement (PSA) which we will share through social media.
WHEN:
March 7, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
March 14, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
March 21, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center
COST: $42 per girl, includes Digital Movie Maker badge.
NOTE: Must commit to attending all three sessions. This program completes activities from the MEdia Journey. Min 8/Max 16.

*This program has been cancelled. Thank you.*

 

Tree-mendous Trees
Girl Scout Cadettes
We will have a blast making paper, identifying local tree species, and planting a tree seed to take home with us!
WHEN: March 14, 2015, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Killens Pond State Park, Nature Center, 5025 Killens Pond Rd., Felton, DE 19943
COST: $4 per girl.
REGISTRATION: Please register by calling 302-284-4299 or by emailing: Rachael.Phillos@state.de.us
NOTE: Girls must bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Some requirements for the Tree badge will be met. Park entrance fee in effect ($3 per Delaware vehicle/$6 out-of-state or season pass). Min 15/Max 30.

 

Nocturnal Nature
Girl Scout Cadettes
Who’s around in the night? Come find out on this awesome night hike! We will explore the evening looking and listening for the animals that come out at night.
WHEN: March 14, 2015, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Killens Pond State Park, Nature Center, 5025 Killens Pond Rd., Felton, DE 19943
COST: $4 per girl.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact: 302-284-4299 or by emailing Rachael.Phillos@state.de.us
NOTE: Girls need to bring a water bottle and wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Some requirements for the Night Owl badge will be met. Park entrance fee in effect ($3 per Delaware vehicle/$6 out-of-state or season pass). Min 15/Max 30.

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course
Girl Scout Cadettes
This program will familiarize and provide you with the basic skills and information that is necessary in caring for infants and children,
such as emergency action steps, personal safety, fire safety, infant care, basic first aid and choking management. Presentation by
the Delaware Safety Council.
WHEN/WHERE:

March 21, 2015, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., PRC
March 28, 2015, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NRC*
May 16, 2015, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NRC*
COST: $45 per girl, includes Certificate of Achievement.
NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch and a baby doll. This course meets some of the requirements for the Babysitter badge. Min 7/Max 12.

*This program date is full.

 

Finding Common Ground
Girl Scout Cadettes
Fair is not always fair in the history of our Judicial system, especially before modern forensics. Experience our government through a mock trial of the 1787 Manslaughter Trial of William White where you will be the judge of Mr. White’s guilt or innocence. See how the success of our society is determined by the decisions we make every day as individual citizens and as part of a larger community.
WHEN: March 22, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720
COST: $6 per girl, includes Finding Common Ground badge.
NOTE: Min 12/Max 25.

*This program is now full. Thank you.*

 

 

 

 

April

Wonders of the Night Sky
Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors
Use telescopes, binoculars, and the naked eye to observe a full moon rising, Orion sinking, Leo prancing, Venus low in the west, Jupiter high in the south, and other celestial sights. Join the ranks of Citizen Astronomers around the world by participating in the GLOBE at Night project to assess light pollution. If it is cloudy, we will observe the “virtual” sky in Mt. Cuba’s planetarium.
WHEN: April 4, 2015, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory, 3915 Hillside Mill Rd., Greenville, DE 19807
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress warmly; this is an outdoor program. Activities align with Junior Get Moving Journey. Min 8/Max 20.

*This program is full. Thank you.*

 

“Careers in Natural Science”
Hosted by: Cathy Perrotto, Education Assistant Manager

7th and 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and Friends

Attend this Dine Around and delve into the diverse and fascinating field of Natural Science. Meet and talk with dynamic professional women who chose to dedicate their careers to science. You will receive a tour of the Museum, meet some live animals, and learn about the different paths you can explore within the Natural Science field.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: Free, light dinner included.

NOTE: Register with Colleen Gilmore, 302-456-7150 ext. 7179, or cgilmore@cbgs.org by April 1, 2015. This is a girl-only event.
Adults are asked to drop girls off and then pick them up at an assigned time. A confirmation will be sent upon acceptance. Max: 15 girls.

 

Mid-Shore Women of Distinction Celebration Luncheon

8th Grade Cadettes through Ambassadors
The 2015 Mid-Shore WOD Honoree is Audrey E. Scott. The Women of Distinction luncheons honor local women that have made a positive difference in their communities. You will serve in leadership positions and represent GSCB as greeters, flag presenters and for speaking parts. No training is required to participate in the luncheon.
WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2015, Noon-1:30 p.m.
COST: Free, but registration is required. (See below to register.)
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest.
Contact Denise Eberspeaker, 410-742-5107, for more information or to register. Max 12.

 

Mysteries of the Night Sky
Girl Scout Cadettes
Night has captured the imagination since the dawn of time. But with modern-day electricity it’s easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world after the sun goes down. So grow your imagination and expand what you know (or
think you know!). Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out into the night. Learn about owls and become an amateur astronomer.
WHEN: April 11, 2015, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott’s Pond Rd., Milford, DE 19963
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Night Owl badge.
Min 6/Max 25.

 

Night Life in Nature
Girl Scout Cadettes
Prepare to enter a hidden world: nature at night! Test your senses on a night hike and learn to find your way around by following the stars; discover the surprising diversity of nocturnal animals; try your hand at capturing and releasing trilling
toads and piping spring peepers, and feel the rhythms of familiar places at an unfamiliar time.
WHEN: April 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Night Owl badge. Some activities may be wet and muddy; dress accordingly. Min 8/Max 25.

 

What your Grandmother did as a Girl Scout
Girl Scout Juniors through Cadettes
The Archive Committee will lead you in hands-on activities that your mother or grandmother may have done at their troop meetings.
WHEN/WHERE: April 25, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Camp Todd
COST: $10 per girl, includes a fun patch.
NOTE: Min 25/Max 50.

 

GSCB Annual Meeting
8th Grade Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and GS volunteers
This is your opportunity to meet our CEO and Board Chair and hear the state of the council.
Help us to also celebrate our amazing volunteers who will be honored at this unique event!

WHEN: April 29, 2015, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Visit our Annual Meeting page for more info. and to register.

 

 

 

 

May

Women in Aviation
Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes
Join the Delaware 99s (an international organization of women pilots) who graciously host this very popular event. See inside the planes on exhibit at the museum, talk with women pilots about getting a license, develop your skills on a flight simulator, and other hands on activities on the principals of flight and airport procedures.
WHEN: May 3, 2015, Noon – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Dover Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover, DE 19902
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress appropriately for the weather. It is windy and cooler out on the tarmac. Sneakers or flat shoes must be worn.
Eat before attending this event - it is a full agenda with no snack breaks included. No cell phones will be permitted. Min 25/Max 50.

*This program is now full. Thank you.

 

Storm the Castle: Complex Catapults

Girl Scout Cadettes through Ambassadors
Design and build a variety of catapults and trebuchets then test them to see how far your objects can fly! Teams can start planning for
the October 2015 competition at Camp Todd.
WHEN: May 9, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 20.

*This program is now full. Thank you.*

 

Trailblazing Adventure
Girl Scout Cadette
It’s time to hit the trail! In this fun-filled program, girls will test their wilderness survival skills by using the sun to determine cardinal directions, navigate with a compass, and learn whether moss really grows on the north side of trees. We will also participate in team-building games, collect water in transpiration bags, and prepare a campfire snack.
WHEN: May 9, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Rd., Ridgely, MD 21660
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact jhoughton@adkinsarboretum.org.
NOTE: Program may be held in mildly inclement weather-please dress accordingly! Old clothes and comfortable walking shoes are a must. Girls will earn part of the Trailblazing badge. Min 15/Max 25.

 

Making it From Scratch
Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors
Make animated movies, design video games, Public Service Announcements and more using the free computer software Scratch!
WHEN/WHERE: May 16, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Peninsula Resource Center
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This activity meets some requirements for the Entertainment Technology badge and aligns with the MEdia and Amuse Journeys. Min 6/Max 16.

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course
Girl Scout Cadettes
This program will familiarize and provide you with the basic skills and information that is necessary in caring for infants and children,
such as emergency action steps, personal safety, fire safety, infant care, basic first aid and choking management. Presentation by
the Delaware Safety Council.
WHEN/WHERE: May 16, 2015, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., NRC
COST: $45 per girl, includes Certificate of Achievement.
NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch and a baby doll. This course meets some of the requirements for the Babysitter badge. Min 7/Max 12.

*This program is full. Thank you.*

 

Rock Climbing
Girl Scout Brownies through Cadettes
Join the Alapocas Run climbing team for some top rope natural rock climbing. Topics covered include equipment, safety and discussion of physical and mental preparedness.
WHEN:
May 16, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

May 16, 2015, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
May 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.*
June 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.*

June 6, 2015, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alapocas Run State Park, Bancroft Mills Parking Lot, 165 Bancroft Mills Rd., Wilmington, DE 19806
COST: $26 per participant (girl or adult), includes fun patch.
NOTE: Safety equipment, ropes and belayers provided. Min 10/Max 20.

*This program date is now full. Thank you.

 

Introduction to 3D Design
Girl Scout Cadettes through Ambassadors
Work as a team to create a 3D design using the software Sculpt. Witness a sample being printed and imagine the possibilities.
WHEN: May 16, 2015, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Please bring USB drive to save files. Time will not permit girls to print their designs at this session. Girls may print items during open sessions at the Digital Media Center. (Must reserve printer. Fee based on weight of printed object.) Min 8/Max 16.

 

High Sea Adventures
Girl Scout Brownies through Cadettes
Join us on a classic deadrise (watermen) style boat tour of the Nanticoke River and the Chesapeake Bay. We will learn about the area’s history, its ecosystem and how it affects the famous Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. You will be given an opportunity to fish for Croaker, Spot Perch and Catfish.
WHEN: May 17, 2015, 10 a.m. - Noon
WHERE: Cedar Hill Marina, 20945 Harbor View Rd., Bivalve, MD 21814 onboard the Marah Michelle.
COST: $18 per girl/adult. Includes fun patch, bait and tackle.
NOTE: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact procastinatorcharters@verizon.net or call 443-783-0227. Girls need
to bring a bag lunch to enjoy in the picnic area after the boat tour. Necessary items include boat shoes or sneakers, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, jacket and bug spray. Min 10/Max 20.

 

Blueprint of a Berry
Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes
Be a Biotechnologist! Learn about DNA and how to extract it from strawberries and other types of food.
WHEN: May 30, 2015, Noon - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 5/Max 20.

 

 

 

 

June

Rockin and Raftin Weekend at Camp Todd
Girl Scout Junior through Ambassadors
Join us on Friday for a starlit night hike; wake up with us for an amazing morning on the Camp Todd zip line and climb the cool rock wall. As the evening approaches, we will take a small boat ride along the water’s edge, and close with a campfire and s‘mores.
WHEN: June 5, 2015, Check in 7 p.m. on Friday, Check out 11 a.m. on Sunday.
WHERE: Camp Todd
COST: $55, includes rental of additional equipment needed for the program, patch and four meals.
NOTE: Please follow safety activity checkpoints for camping and girl adult ratio for registration.
Min 30/Max 100.

 

Rock Climbing
Girl Scout Brownies through Cadettes
Join the Alapocas Run climbing team for some top rope natural rock climbing. Topics covered include equipment, safety and discussion of physical and mental preparedness.
WHEN:

June 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.*

June 6, 2015, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alapocas Run State Park, Bancroft Mills Parking Lot, 165 Bancroft Mills Rd., Wilmington, DE 19806
COST: $26 per participant (girl or adult), includes fun patch.
NOTE: Safety equipment, ropes and belayers provided. Min 10/Max 20.

*This program date is now full. Thank you.

 

Nature Power!
Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors
Explore the ins and outs of historic Cooch-Dayett Mills and discover how water-generated energy to run all its machines. Harness the ultimate power source – the sun! Observe this star with a specially-filtered telescope, do a solar power experiment, construct a simple sundial, make your own solar print and use a solar oven.
WHEN: June 6, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Cooch-Dayett Mills, 904 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Activities align with Brownie Wonders of Water and Junior Get Moving Journeys. Min 8/Max 30.

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