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Programs for Girl Scout Cadettes (Grades 6-8)

 

Event Registration

STEM

Summer Camp

Punkin Fling

On My Honor

Annual Meeting

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Association Meetings

Women of Distinction

National Council Session

Recruitment Events

Building the Beacon

 

Download the 2015-2016
Council Program Guide

CPG

 

To register, please
email Registration Form
to program@cbgsc.org

or call 302-456-7182

 

Registering after the
14-day deadline will incur
a late registration fee.
If the minimum number
of participants is not
met 14 days prior to
the program date, it will risk cancellation.
Registration FAQs

 
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Jump to a grade level by clicking the links above. "GS" contains multi-level programming.
The troop year runs from October 1 through September 30 each year.
   

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September

September highlights:

September 1

This is the first day troops/volunteers will be able to start room reservations for the Northern Resource Center for dates after
February 1, 2016.

September 4

The Newark office will be closed for service in preparation of our move.

Last day observing summer office hours. Fall office hours are found here.

September7

Labor Day

September 8

Fall/Winter Hours resume for all offices and Bay Shops

 

 

Steamin’ Day Fun Patch

GS Daisy through Ambassador
Girl Scouts are encouraged to visit the Marshall Steam Museum during special Steamin’ Day events to complete their Steamin’ Day Fun Patch. Steamin’ Days are special events held the First Sundays, September through November that include the opportunity to ride in historic automobiles and trains. Patches are earned by completing a specified number of activities (dependent on scout level) in our Scout Activity Booklet. Certain activities can be completed at home with the girls’ troop and family while others must be completed during a visit to one of our public Steamin’ Day events. Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklet.
WHEN: First Sundays of the month, September-November. (September 6, October 4 and November 1).
WHERE: Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights 3000 Creek Rd., Box 61, Yorklyn, DE 19736
COST: Admission rate to the museum.
NOTE: Girl Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklets to the Museum Gift Shop during their Steamin’ Day visit. Patches may be purchased for the discounted rate of $2 per patch. Special programs such as a locomotive firing up demonstration and special museum tour are available upon request for an additional fee.

 

 

Hard Hat Tours

Join us for our "hard hat" tours of the future home of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. We will have activity stations for Girl Scouts working towards their "Building the Beacon" patch.

WHO: All Girl Scout grade levels, families and friends

WHEN: Drop in at any time during these hours:

Thursday, September 10, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE: Northern Resource Center, 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702

Please RSVP by September 7 to Carol Boncelet, cboncelet@cbgsc.org or 302-456-7169.

 

 

Stargazing at the Seashore

Explore the night sky at Delaware Seashore State Park! A park interpreter will identify constellations and tell the legends behind the stars. Remember to bring a pillow and blanket as this is the only park program you can enjoy lying down.
WHEN:

September 18, 2015, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
May 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
COST: $15 per person, includes Cadette Night Owl badge.
NOTE: If it is too cloudy to see the stars, there will be a second program planned to meet all badge requirements. Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

On My Honor Ceremony

To achieve the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Award takes dedication, organization and determination. These awards are not easily achieved and the girls who earn them are to be commended. This special girl-led ceremony will honor the Girl Scouts who have achieved their highest grade level awards. We will also acknowledge the commitment of girls who have been a Girl Scout for 10 and 13 years and graduating seniors. Cadettes in grade 8 through Ambassadors who are not being honored are eligible to apply for Mistress of Ceremonies. Visit our On My Honor Ceremony (OMH) page for additional details. Dont forget to pick up something special for your Girl Scout(s) earning their highest awards!

WHEN: January 24, 2016, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Snow date: January 31, 2016)
WHERE: Smyrna High School, 500 Duck Creek Pkwy., Smyrna, DE 19977
COST: $5 per person. (There is no cost for girl being honored.)
NOTE: Girls must complete and submit final paperwork to council by the September 30, 2015 deadline in order to be recognized.

Girls entering grade 6, grade 9, or entering college must have paperwork in to council by September 30. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.

 


 

October

October highlights:

October 4-10

World Space Week

October 5

This is the first day room reservations will be open to the public for the Northern Resource Center for dates after February 1, 2016.

October 12

Columbus Day

October 18-24

National Chemistry Week

October 31

Julliette Gordon Low's Birthday

Halloween

 

 

DNA Fingerprinting

GS Cadette and Senior
Be a Biotechnologist and analyze DNA to identify the suspect in a crime. Learn how to pour a gel, use a micropipette and compare DNA patterns after electrophoresis.
WHEN: October 4, 2015 and January 30, 2016, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Cadette Special Agent badge. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

Blueprint of a Berry

GS Junior and Cadette
Be a Biotechnologist! Learn about DNA and how to extract DNA from strawberries and other types of food
WHEN: October 4, 2015, Noon – 2 p.m. and May 21, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 5/Max 20.

 

 

Steamin’ Day Fun Patch

GS Daisy through Ambassador
Girl Scouts are encouraged to visit the Marshall Steam Museum during special Steamin’ Day events to complete their Steamin’ Day Fun Patch. Steamin’ Days are special events held the First Sundays, September through November that include the opportunity to ride in historic automobiles and trains. Patches are earned by completing a specified number of activities (dependent on scout level) in our Scout Activity Booklet. Certain activities can be completed at home with the girls’ troop and family while others must be completed during a visit to one of our public Steamin’ Day events. Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklet.


WHEN: First Sundays of the month, September-November. (September 6, October 4 and November 1).
WHERE: Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights 3000 Creek Rd., Box 61, Yorklyn, DE 19736
COST: Admission rate to the museum.
NOTE: Girl Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklets to the Museum Gift Shop during their Steamin’ Day visit. Patches may be purchased for the discounted rate of $2 per patch. Special programs such as a locomotive firing up demonstration and special museum tour are available upon request for an additional fee.

 

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Girl Scout Punkin Fling and Fall Festival

All Girl Scout grade levels, family and friends

Have a fun family day celebrating the fall season. Bring your home made catapult or trebuchet and compete to fling a pumpkin the farthest. Build a scarecrow and enter it in a contest. Bring a batch of chili for our cook-off or bring your box oven for a dessert bake off. Enjoy archery games, arts and crafts and a bonfire on the beach! Bring a friend! Non- Girl Scouts are welcome.

 

WHEN: October 10, 2015,10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Rain date October 17, 2015)

WHERE: Camp Grove Point, 2930 Grove Neck Rd., Earleville, MD 21919

COST: $12 per person (under 3 free, but needs to register), includes fun patch. Additional $10 entry fee per entry for Punkin Fling,
bake-off, chili cook-off and scarecrow contest.$12 per girl, includes fun patch. Additional $10 entry fee for Punkin Fling, Bake-off
and/or Chili Cook-off.

NOTE: To register, complete the Registration Form and return to Donna Francisco at dfrancisco@cbgsc.org or fax it to 302-456-7188.
Min 50/Max 250.

Download rules/registation for: Scarecrow Contest | Chili cook-off | Bake-off | Punkin Fling Flyer

 

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course

This program will familiarize and provides 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: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following dates:
October 10, 2015, NRC
November 14, 2015, NRC
December 5, 2015, Camp Country Center
January 23, 2016, NRC
February 6, 2016, NRC
April 16, 2016, NRC
May 7, 2016, 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 Cadette Babysitter badge.
Min 7/Max 12.

 

 

Trees

Share your favorite recipes! Identify local trees while taking a nature walk through the forest. Make your own tree art to take home.
Talk about deforestation and how you can help a tree to earn your Trees Badge.
WHEN: October 17, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $10 per girl, includes Tree badge.
NOTE: One adult per troop, free. Additional non-participants are $2 each and must pay vendor day of event. Have each girl bring in her favorite recipe using an item from a tree. Min 10/Max 15.

 

 

MicroArt

GS Junior through Senior
Use a digital microscope and computer to create beautiful art. Learn how to use a digital microscope to observe microscopic objects and living things. Take a picture of your favorite slide then use digital editing programs to add effects to make a one-of-a-kind piece of abstract art. Girls will make one 8 x10 print.
WHEN: October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. – Noon and May 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Junior Digital Photography badge. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

November highlights:

November 11

Veteran's Day

November 15-21

Geography Awareness Week

November 26

Thanksgiving: All offices/shops closed

November 27

All offices/shops closed

November 30

Newark office meeting spaces closed for reservation to the public after this date

 

 

Steamin’ Day Fun Patch

GS Daisy through Ambassador
Girl Scouts are encouraged to visit the Marshall Steam Museum during special Steamin’ Day events to complete their Steamin’ Day Fun Patch. Steamin’ Days are special events held the First Sundays, September through November that include the opportunity to ride in historic automobiles and trains. Patches are earned by completing a specified number of activities (dependent on scout level) in our Scout Activity Booklet. Certain activities can be completed at home with the girls’ troop and family while others must be completed during a visit to one of our public Steamin’ Day events. Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklet.
WHEN: First Sundays of the month, September-November. (September 6, October 4 and November 1).
WHERE: Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights 3000 Creek Rd., Box 61, Yorklyn, DE 19736
COST: Admission rate to the museum.
NOTE: Girl Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklets to the Museum Gift Shop during their Steamin’ Day visit. Patches may be purchased for the discounted rate of $2 per patch. Special programs such as a locomotive firing up demonstration and special museum tour are available upon request for an additional fee.

 

 

Media Radio Behind-the-Scenes

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: November 7, 2015 and March 5, 2016, 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 Cadette MEdia Journey. Min 5/Max 12.

 

 

Creating Collages

GS Cadette through Ambassador
Use your imagination, digital imaging technology, and traditional art and collage techniques to create a multi-media masterpiece!

Come prepared with some photos, magazine pictures, fabric scraps, pressed leaves and flowers, flat rocks, etc. that have some theme or meaning to you.
WHEN: November 7, 2015, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $22 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Meets some requirements for the Senior Collage badge. Opportunity to print one working print and one color digital print of collage. (Due to time limits prints of final collages may need to be picked up at a later date.) Bring water and snacks as needed.

Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

Making it From Scratch

GS Junior through Ambassador
Express yourself and create stories, make animated movies, design video games, make Public Service Announcements and more using the free computer software Scratch!
WHEN/WHERE: November 14, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
WHEN/WHERE: November 21, 2015, 10 a.m. – Noon, Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
WHEN/WHERE: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This activity meets some requirements for the Junior Entertainment Technology badge and aligns with the Junior aMuse and Cadette MEdia Journeys. Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course

This program will familiarize and provides 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: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following dates:
November 14, 2015, NRC
December 5, 2015, Camp Country Center
January 23, 2016, NRC
February 6, 2016, NRC
April 16, 2016, NRC
May 7, 2016, 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 Cadette Babysitter badge.
Min 7/Max 12.

 

 

Delaware Football Scout Day

All GS grade levels, families and friends
Join the University of Delaware Football team for their game versus James Madison University. Delaware Athletics will have special programming for Girl Scouts and ticket discounts for the entire family.
WHEN: November 14, 2015, Time TBD
WHERE: University of Delaware Football Stadium, S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713
COST: Discounted tickets, $5-$15 depending size of group and seating selection.
NOTE: Contact knanders@udel.edu for registration, pricing, time and further details. Please dress for the weather.

 

 

 

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The Teen Leadership Application must be completed by NOVEMBER 20, 2015 to apply for any of the following opportunities:

 

Sudden Opportunities

GS Daisy through Ambassador
We are looking for Girl Scouts who would be available on short notice to make a public appearance representing Girl Scouts
of the Chesapeake Bay at meetings, award presentations, funding events, etc., within the community and beyond.

 

Sudden Photo Opportunities
GS Daisy through Ambassador

We are looking for Girl Scouts who would be available on short notice for unexpected photo opportunities for publications and articles about Girl Scouting.

NOTE: Participants must wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and tunic/vest/sash.

Teen Member, Board of Directors

GS Senior and Ambassador
Each year, two Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors are selected through an interview process to represent the GIRLS in Girl Scouting by serving a one- or two-year term as a non-voting member on the GSCB Board of Directors. Working with the members of the Board will open your eyes to the hundreds of decisions made to help keep our council strong and growing.
NOTE: Girls will need to submit a biography with their application and will be notified by late January 2016 regarding interview date.

GSCB Committees and Task Groups

GS Senior and Ambassador
Provide insight and consultation to committees or task groups from a girl’s point of view. Have a voice in deciding which strategies or action steps should be taken to help shape the future of GSCB. Choose from: Diversity Task Group, Finance Committee or Property Committee. Attend meetings in person or by phone.
NOTE: For further details on which committees are currently operating, contact the Membership Initiatives Manager at 800-341-4007.

17th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
Mingle and make connections with elite businesswomen and government officials at this high profile event. You will participate in a
pre-program, engage with our honoree and serve in leadership positions that make this event successful.
WHEN: March 8, 2016, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: Free, includes dinner and fun patch.
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest. Complete and submit this form by November 20, 2015. All participants must register and attend the Powerful First Impression workshop on January 30, 2016.

Max. 75.

 

Mid-Shore, Lower-Shore and Sussex County Women of Distinction Luncheons

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
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 in speaking parts. No training is required to participate in the luncheon but you are encouraged to attend the Powerful First Impression workshop January 30, 2016.
WHEN: We will post on www.gscb.org dates are confirmed.
COST: Free, Registration required.
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.

 

Powerful First Impression

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The ability to create a positive first impression is one you can expand on to build a solid relationship. Learn how you can take control of the way others perceive you.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (snow date: February 6, 2016)
WHERE: Northern Resource Center, 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: Free. Registration required.
NOTE: This workshop is mandatory for all Girl Scouts who are attending the Women of Distinction Celebration on March 8, 2016.

Min. 12/Max. 75.

 

 

Photography for Art and Memories

GS Cadette and Senior
Build on your foundation of basic photography and editing skills to create images that can be shared in print and through social media. Gain skills in shooting and preparing images for different media and learn how to edit, upload and share your edited images.
WHEN: November 21, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Opportunity to print one color digital image (8 x 10). Dress for the outdoors. Event will happen rain or shine. We will move indoors in inclement weather. Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

 

 

 

December

December highlights:

December 18

Newark office final closing date

December 18 - January 11

Newark office closed for service

December 24-January 1

All offices and bay shops closed for winter break

 

 

Introduction to 3D Design

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The future is here - 3D printing! Work as a team to create a 3D design using the software Sculpt and Invent and learn how and where to get your creations printed. Witness a sample being printed and imagine the possibilities.
WHEN: December 5, 2015 and May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
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 6/Max 12.

 

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course

This program will familiarize and provides 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: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following dates:
December 5, 201, Camp Country Center
January 23, 2016, NRC
February 6, 2016, NRC
April 16, 2016, NRC
May 7, 2016, 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 Cadette Babysitter badge.
Min 7/Max 12.

 

 

Woodworker

Where better to learn about woodworking then at the Ward Museum? You will practice hammering, leveling, and drilling as
you build a birdhouse to take home and hang in your backyard. You will then learn about and become familiar with woodworking techniques, especially as they relate to carving decoys, when you complete a basic carving project using a Dremel hand tool.
WHEN: December 5, 2015, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ward Museum, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $14 per girl, includes Woodworker badge.
REGISTRATION: Please register by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting:
http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm
NOTE: Parents will need to sign additional liability form. Min 12/Max 30.

 

 

The Art and Science of Chocolate

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador and adults
Learn how to make a variety of chocolate confections including truffles. Decorate them so they look as great as they taste! Each participant will take home some gourmet chocolates to share.
WHEN: December 12, 2015 and January 30, 2016, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $16 per participant, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program can serve as a start of STEM Champion Training. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

Girl Scout Day at Winterthur

All GS grade levels, families and friends
Show your Girl Scout pride while taking the Yuletide Tour at Winterthur! See beautiful Christmas decorations and learn a little about historic holiday traditions. The first 50 girls who register and come take the tour in uniform will receive a cool Yuletide at Winterthur patch.
WHEN: December 12, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: $5 per child under the age of 12, $20 per girl over the age of 13 and adults.
REGISTRATION: Registration is required through vendor. Please call 800-448-3883 to register.

 

 

Program Aide Workshop

GS Cadettes in grades 7 and 8
When you guide people or teach them something you know, you’re acting as a mentor. As a Girl Scout Cadette, you have more opportunities to help younger Girl Scouts by sharing your skills, passions, and experience. Part of your leadership course training will involve learning to work with children and gaining a deeper understanding of a specialty such as science, art, the outdoors, or adapting activities for girls with disabilities. To earn the Program Aide (PA) award, you must earn one LiA award, complete a PA workshop, find a mentor that will help you with the specific understanding of what topic you would like to specialize in (example: Day Camp) and then work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions.
WHEN: December 13, 2015, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Todd, 25012 Beauchamp Rd., Denton, MD 21629
COST: $15 per girl.
NOTE: Prerequisite: You must have earned your LiA to attend this workshop. Please bring a bagged lunch. Snack will be provided.

 

 

Digital Movie Making

Learn the basics of filming, film a short video, share a scene and work with other scouts to edit your movie!
WHEN: December 13, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Microsoft, 132 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702
COST: Free.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required by contacting: Caryn.rosica@microsoft.com.
NOTE: Does not include badge.

 

 

 

 

January

January highlights:

January 1

New Year's Day

January 1

All offices and bay shops closed for winter break

January 11

Northern Resource Center open for service

January 15

NRC Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Event

January 16

NRC Grand Opening geared towards families/troops

January 18

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

 

Reactive Robots

GS Junior through Ambassador
Take your robotic programming skills to the next level. We will add sensors to our robots so they can see, hear and feel the world around them.
WHEN: January 16, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
WHEN: April 9, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601, Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 18.

 

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course

This program will familiarize and provides 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: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following dates:
January 23, 2016, NRC
February 6, 2016, NRC
April 16, 2016, NRC
May 7, 2016, 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 Cadette Babysitter badge.
Min 7/Max 12.

 

 

Explore the Magic of Motion

GS Cadette through Ambassador
Work with current UD students, learn skills that can make you a healthier person and discover how physical activity helps the body heal. Get hands-on experience finding muscles in your body, checking blood pressure and more! Step into the life of a Physical Therapy student and earn a new badge as you explore the exciting world of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware.
WHEN: January 23, 2016, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: University of Delaware, Physical Therapy Program, 540 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713
COST: $14 per girl, includes a light breakfast and Physical Therapy badge.
NOTE: Min 20/Max 40.

 

 

On My Honor Ceremony

To achieve the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Award takes dedication, organization and determination. These awards are not easily achieved and the girls who earn them are to be commended. This special girl-led ceremony will honor the Girl Scouts who have achieved their highest grade level awards. We will also acknowledge the commitment of girls who have been a Girl Scout for 10 and 13 years and graduating seniors. Cadettes in grade 8 through Ambassadors who are not being honored are eligible to apply for Mistress of Ceremonies. Visit our On My Honor Ceremony (OMH) page for additional details. Dont forget to pick up something special for your Girl Scout(s) earning their highest awards!

WHEN: January 24, 2016, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Snow date: January 31, 2016)
WHERE: Smyrna High School, 500 Duck Creek Pkwy., Smyrna, DE 19977
COST: $5 per person. (There is no cost for girl being honored.)
NOTE: Girls must complete and submit final paperwork to council by the September 30, 2015 deadline in order to be recognized.

Girls entering grade 6, grade 9, or entering college must have paperwork in to council by September 30. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

 

DNA Fingerprinting

GS Cadette and Senior
Be a Biotechnologist and analyze DNA to identify the suspect in a crime. Learn how to pour a gel, use a micropipette and compare DNA patterns after electrophoresis.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Cadette Special Agent badge. Min 6/Max 12.

 


WOD

 

17th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
Mingle and make connections with elite businesswomen and government officials at this high profile event. You will participate in a
pre-program, engage with our honoree and serve in leadership positions that make this event successful.
WHEN: March 8, 2016, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: Free, includes dinner and fun patch.
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest. Complete and submit this form by November 20, 2015. All participants must register and attend the Powerful First Impression workshop on January 30, 2016.

Max. 75.

 

 

WOD

 

Mid-Shore, Lower-Shore and Sussex County Women of Distinction Luncheons

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
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 in speaking parts. No training is required to participate in the luncheon but you are encouraged to attend the Powerful First Impression workshop January 30, 2016.
WHEN: We will post on www.gscb.org dates are confirmed.
COST: Free, Registration required.
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.

 

 

Powerful First Impression

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The ability to create a positive first impression is one you can expand on to build a solid relationship. Learn how you can take control of the way others perceive you.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (snow date: February 6, 2016)
WHERE: Northern Resource Center, 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: Free. Registration required.
NOTE: This workshop is mandatory for all Girl Scouts who are attending the Women of Distinction Celebration on March 8, 2016.

Min. 12/Max. 75.

 

 

The Art and Science of Chocolate

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador and adults
Learn how to make a variety of chocolate confections including truffles. Decorate them so they look as great as they taste! Each participant will take home some gourmet chocolates to share.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $16 per participant, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program can serve as a start of STEM Champion Training. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

 

 

February

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Goodwill Service Project

All Girl Scout grade levels We will be partnering with Goodwill for the patch program again this coming year. More information will be posted once it becomes available.

 

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course

This program will familiarize and provides 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: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following dates:
February 6, 2016, NRC
April 16, 2016, NRC
May 7, 2016, 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 Cadette Babysitter badge.
Min 7/Max 12.

 

 

Chesapeake Bay STEM Fest

GS Junior through Senior
This exciting program provides girls in grades 4 -10 with hands-on, fun STEM activities and opportunities to interact with women role models in STEM careers. Includes information sessions for parents. Bring your whole troop! You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend.
WHEN: February 6, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wor-Wic Community College, Henson Hall, Room 105 Rte. 50 at Walston Switch Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $10 per girl, includes lunch and fun patch.
NOTE: Parents are encouraged to attend and do not need to pay fee. Min 14/Max 50.

 

 

Owls and Stars

For this badge, learn about owls and how they navigate the night sky. Make a star finder and look for constellations.
WHEN: February 20, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Iron Hill Museum
1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $10 per girl, includes Cadette Night Owl badge.
NOTE: One adult per troop, free. Additional non-participants are $2 each and must pay vendor day of event. Min 10/Max 15.

 

 

Girl Scout Night at the 87’s

All Girl Scout grade levels
WHEN: February 20, 2016
More event details will be posted to gscb.org as the event gets closer. Contact Chanelle Reynolds for more information, 302-351-5382 or chanellereynolds@sevens.com.

 

 

Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Celebration 2016

All Girl Scout grade levels
Explore your world! Grab a passport and travel the world as you visit international displays from Girl Scout troops around the region. Learn about the foods of Central America, the castles of Europe, the unique wildlife of Australia, and much more.
WHEN: February 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: The Carriage House at Rockwood Park 4651 Washington St. Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809
COST: Free (girl or adult), includes Thinking Day patch.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact DLFrancisco@nccde.org or call 302-761-4340 to register, sign up to display a country (only two of each country will be represented, so register early) or other activities to start your troop preparing for World Thinking Day.
NOTE: All Girl Scouts must be in uniform for the event. Min 10/Max 100.

 

 

Netiquette Badge

Learn about social media, online communication, email etiquette, start the Kindness practice and present what you have learned!
WHEN: February 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Microsoft, 132 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702
COST: Free.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required by contacting Caryn.rosica@microsoft.com.
NOTE: Does not include badge.

 

 

Engineering Your Tomorrow

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 hypotheses 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 informational sessions are provided for leaders and parents to help guide girls in making academic choices, prepare for higher education and consider career options in science.
WHEN: February 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: New Castle County, DE. Directions will be emailed two weeks prior to event.
COST: $10 per girl, includes lunch and fun patch.
NOTE: Please be aware that in order for the event to run smoothly, we will encourage the girls to make new friends and build team communication skills by separating groups. Exceptions will not be made. Min 25/Max 60.

 

 

 

March

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Media Radio Behind-the-Scenes

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 5, 2016, 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 Cadette MEdia Journey. Min 5/Max 12.

 

 

Videography Series

Share your message with the world through videography! In this two-part series, we will work in teams to create a storyboard and shot list and learn basic functions of a video camera and specific shooting techniques. Then we will use video editing software to create a brief public service announcement which we will share through social media. Make your voice heard!
WHEN: *March 5, 2016 and March 12, 2016, 11:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $42 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: *Must commit to attending both sessions and do assignment in between sessions. This program aligns with the Cadette MEdia Journey and completes some requirements for the Cadette Digital Movie Maker badge. Min 6/Max 14.

 

 

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17th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
Mingle and make connections with elite businesswomen and government officials at this high profile event. You will participate in a
pre-program, engage with our honoree and serve in leadership positions that make this event successful.
WHEN: March 8, 2016, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: Free, includes dinner and fun patch.
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest. Complete and submit this form by November 20, 2015. All participants must register and attend the Powerful First Impression workshop on January 30, 2016.

Max. 75.

 

 

Wonders of the Night Sky

All Girl Scout grade levels
Use telescopes, binoculars, and the naked eye to observe a crescent moon low in the west, Jupiter rising in Leo, Orion sinking in the south, and other celestial sights. Learn the secret of the North Star and constellations visible year-round. 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: March 12, 2016 and April 9, 2016, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory 3915 Hillside Mill Rd., Greenville, DE 19807
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress warmly; this is an outdoor program. Activities align with GS Junior Get Moving Journey. Min 8/Max 25.

 

 

 

 

April

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Night Life in Nature

Prepare to enter a hidden world: nature at night! Test your senses on a night hike and learn to find your way by 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 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Cadette Night Owl badge. Some activities may be wet and muddy; dress accordingly. Min 8/Max 25.

 

Mysteries of the Night Sky

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 9, 2016, 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 Cadette Night Owl badge. Min 8/Max 25.

 

Reactive Robots

GS Junior through Ambassador
Take your robotic programming skills to the next level. We will add sensors to our robots so they can see, hear and feel the world
around them.
WHEN: April 9, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601, Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 18.

 

 

Wonders of the Night Sky

All Girl Scout grade levels
Use telescopes, binoculars, and the naked eye to observe a crescent moon low in the west, Jupiter rising in Leo, Orion sinking in the south, and other celestial sights. Learn the secret of the North Star and constellations visible year-round. 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 9, 2016, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory 3915 Hillside Mill Rd., Greenville, DE 19807
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress warmly; this is an outdoor program. Activities align with GS Junior Get Moving Journey. Min 8/Max 25.

 

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course

This program will familiarize and provides 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: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following dates:
April 16, 2016, NRC
May 7, 2016, 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 Cadette Babysitter badge.
Min 7/Max 12.

 

 

National Science and Engineering Festival

GS Junior (grade 5) through Ambassador
The 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest and only NATIONAL science festival, features nationwide contests and school programs, including the popular ‘Nifty Fifty’ science speaker program and X-STEM Symposium. The Festival will culminate in a Grand Finale Expo on April 16-17, 2016, with Sneak Peek Friday kicking off the weekend on April 15. More than 350K+ attendees will celebrate science at the Expo and engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM, hear stories of and rock out to science during the incredible stage show performances. For more information go to: www.usasciencefestival.org.
WHEN: April 16, 2016, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Conference Center Washington, DC.
COST: $42 per participant, includes bus transportation from the Northern Resource Center, snack, beverage and fun patch.
NOTE: Wear good walking shoes. Bring lunch and dinner or money to purchase food. Girls must be accompanied by parent/guardian or troop leader. We encourage friends and families in grade 5 on up to attend as well, same fee applies. Min 30/Max 50.

 

 


 

May

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Women in Aviation

GS Junior and Cadette
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 participate in hands-on activities on the principles of flight and airport procedures.
WHEN: May 1, 2016, 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. Please, NO cell phones. Min 25/Max 50.

 

 

Stargazing at the Seashore

Explore the night sky at Delaware Seashore State Park! A park interpreter will identify constellations and tell the legends behind the stars. Remember to bring a pillow and blanket as this is the only park program you can enjoy lying down.
WHEN: May 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
COST: $15 per person, includes Cadette Night Owl badge.
NOTE: If it is too cloudy to see the stars, there will be a second program planned to meet all badge requirements. Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

Storm the Castle: Complex Catapults

GS Cadette through Ambassador
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 Fall 2016 Senior-level competition at the next Fall Fling.
WHEN: May 7, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

Child and Babysitting Safety Course

This program will familiarize and provides 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 7, 2016, NRC, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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 Cadette Babysitter badge.
Min 7/Max 12.

 

 

Making it From Scratch

GS Junior through Ambassador
Express yourself and create stories, make animated movies, design video games, make Public Service Announcements and more using the free computer software Scratch!
WHEN/WHERE: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This activity meets some requirements for the Junior Entertainment Technology badge and aligns with the Junior aMuse and Cadette MEdia Journeys. Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

Introduction to 3D Design

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The future is here - 3D printing! Work as a team to create a 3D design using the software Sculpt and Invent and learn how and where to get your creations printed. Witness a sample being printed and imagine the possibilities.
WHEN: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
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 6/Max 12.

 

 

Blueprint of a Berry

GS Junior and Cadette
Be a Biotechnologist! Learn about DNA and how to extract DNA from strawberries and other types of food.
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 5/Max 20.

 

 

 

MicroArt

GS Junior through Senior
Use a digital microscope and computer to create beautiful art. Learn how to use a digital microscope to observe microscopic objects and living things. Take a picture of your favorite slide then use digital editing programs to add effects to make a one-of-a-kind piece of abstract art. Girls will make one 8 x10 print.
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Junior Digital Photography badge. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

 

June

Nature Power! - Cooch-Dayett Mills

GS Daisy through Ambassador
Explore the ins and outs of historic Cooch-Dayett Mills and discover how water generated energy is used to run all its machines. Then harness the ultimate power source – the sun! Observe our 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 11, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Cooch-Dayett Mills, 904 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $12 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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