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Programs for Girl Scout Juniors (Grades 4-5)

 

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Women of Distinction

National Council Session

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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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August

Butterflies

GS Daisy through Junior
Learn about the wonder of butterflies. Look at actual butterflies under glass to learn about its life cycle, body parts and interesting adaptations that help these defenseless creature survive.
WHEN:.August 29, 2015, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury MD, 21804
COST: $14 per girl, includes Butterflies patch.
Please register by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting: http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm
NOTE: Min 10/Max 20.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Go Native-Pollinators & Flowers

GS Brownie and Junior
Spend the afternoon at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center exploring the native plants in our Rain Garden and fields for native pollinators. Investigate how flowers are designed to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles and moths. Discover the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly and other insects that share its milkweed host plant. Collect milkweed seeds and learn how to establish a Monarch garden in your yard or neighborhood.
WHEN: September 12, 2015 and May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott’s Pond Rd., Milford, DE 19963
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes. Activities meet requirements for GS Brownie Bugs badge and GS Junior Gardener badge. Min 8/Max 20.

 

Animals in an Estuary

Explore the salt marsh by investigating the plants and animals that call this habitat home. Learn the environmental importance of wetlands and be prepared to get muddy!
WHEN: September 12, 2015 and May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River Life-Saving Station, at Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
COST: $10 per girl.
NOTE: Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Program will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station and scouts will need to be transported to the campground area. Most badge requirements will be met for the Junior Animal Habitats badge. Min 10/Max 25.

 

 

Miraculous Monarchs

GS Brownie and Junior
Become a “Citizen Scientist”! Contribute to the Monarch Watch program as you capture, tag and release Monarch butterflies in Ashland Nature Center’s meadows. Visit Ashland’s Butterfly House to witness other late-season butterflies in every life-stage and learn their diverse strategies for coping with winter.

WHEN: September 20, 2015, 1 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes. Activities meet some requirements for Brownie Bugs badge and Junior Get Moving Journey. Min 8/Max 30.

 

 

H2O - Bay

GS Daisy through Junior
The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays are a major area for a variety of life. Learn about the aquatic animals in the bay, and the many shore birds that depend on the life in those bays all while learning about conserving water.

WHEN: September 26, 2015, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ward Museum, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $14 per girl, includes H20 patch.
Please register by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting: http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm.
NOTE: Min 10/Max 20.

 

 

Digital Photographer Badge

Learn the parts of a camera, photography tips and tricks, photo editing and how to create a collage and photo album!
WHEN: September 27, 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.

 

 

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

 

 

Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo

GS Daisy through Junior
Enjoy an afternoon at the zoo during this special program just for scouts! There will be games, live animal encounters, and other activities all geared toward meeting scout badge requirements. Brandywine Zoo fun patch will be available for purchase.
WHEN: October 3, 2015 and March 26, 2016, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802
COST: $10 per person; includes all Girl Scouts, leaders, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader free for every 15 people registered.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact: education@brandywinezoo.org.
NOTE: This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather. Pre-registration strongly suggested by September 30 and March 23. Walk-ins welcome if space available. Check-in for pre-registered participants from 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Additional participants register after 4:15 p.m., if space allows. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209.

 

 

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

 

Letterboxing and Geocaching

GS Brownie and Junior
Carve out your own personal stamp and explore the exciting world of letterboxing. Letterboxing is a unique combination of a treasure hunt, navigation, artistic expression and outdoor exploration. Then try your navigation skills to find a series of letterboxes hidden at DEEC. Experience a more technical treasure hunt with geocaching. Practice using a GPS and search the DEEC Garden for hidden treats.
WHEN: October 10, 2015 and April 16, 2016, 9 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: $12 per girl, includes Brownie Letterboxing badge and Junior Geocaching badge.
NOTE: Wear shoes that can get muddy and bring rain gear if appropriate. Min 8/Max 25.

 

 

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.

 

 

Not Just a Picture: Taking and Editing the Image

Use digital cameras to learn the basics of composing a photo. Explore your talents by taking photos from unusual angles, working with a variety of subjects and lighting, and gaining skills to edit pictures with Photoshop Elements and Picasa, a free editing program you can use at home.
WHEN: October 24, 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: Dress for the outdoors. Event will happen rain or shine. We will move indoors in inclement weather. Completes some requirements towards the Junior Digital Photography badge. Opportunity to print one color digital image (8 x 10). Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

Night at the Life-Saving Station Museum!

Travel back in time to discover a female scientist, Martha Coston, who made a very important contribution to the U. S. Life-Saving Service. Girls will learn how to tie a decorative knot, perform a science experiment, and enjoy a guided tour through the museum. Tales of tradition and tragedy from the station’s logs will be told over a campfire on the beach. The girls will then experience what life was truly like as a surfman of the U.S. Life-Saving Service by spending the night inside the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station.
WHEN: October 30, 2015 – October 31, 2015, 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
WHERE: Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
COST: $ 30 per girl, includes Junior Playing the Past badge.
NOTE: One “free” adult must be present per four girls, additional adults will be charged the full price of the program. Male chaperones will need to bring their own tent and sleep outside the museum. Troops will be required to bring their own picnic dinner. Campfire snack and a continental breakfast will be provided. Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Passport to Nursing

GS Brownie and Junior
Did you know our council has its own Brownie and Junior Nursing badge? Wesley College Student Nurses Association and Tau Beta Chapter Nursing Honor Society Team, along with GSCB, bring you this fantastic fun-filled day to learn about the challenges and delights of working in the field of nursing.
WHEN: November 7, 2015, 9 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Wesley College, Health Science Building, 300 S. New Street Dover, DE 19901
COST: $12 per girl, includes Nursing badge.
NOTE: Girls will be requested to bring items for their community service project. The specifics of what the project is along with directions and location on campus will be sent out three weeks prior to the event. Min 50/Max 100.

 

 

Starry Nights

Learn how to navigate by the stars and identify some winter constellations and planets.
WHEN: November 7, 2015, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott’s Pond Rd., Milford, DE 19963
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 6/Max 20.

 

 

Scout Day at the Museum

GS Daisy through Junior
Join museum staff and volunteers for a fun-filled evening! We will have a variety of crafts, live animal presentations and more – all geared towards meeting badge requirements.
WHEN: November 7, 2015 and March 12, 2016, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: $10 per participant (girl or adult).
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Visit www.delmnh.org or call 302-658-9111.
NOTE: Daisies will work towards Tula and Clover Petals. Brownies will work towards their Pets, Painting and Household Elf badges. Juniors will work towards Detective and Camper badges.

 

 

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.

 

 

Turtle Terrain & Slithering Soil

Do you love animals? If the answer is YES, get a behind the scenes look into the secret lives of turtles and snakes. We will explore what
it takes to care for these amazing animals and more.
WHEN: November 14, 2015, 1 p.m. and April 16, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum, 2 Market St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851
COST: $12 per girl, includes Junior Animal Habitats badge.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact: education@delmarvadiscoverycenter.org.
NOTE: One adult per 5 children will be admitted for free. The cost for additional adults is $8. Min 8/Max 15.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 21, 2015, 10 a.m. – Noon, Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
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.

 

 

Playing the Past, Then and Now

Step back in time and come to learn about the Lenni Lenape and how they lived on this land then and now. See authentic outfits, sculpt a pot and share what you learned with family and friends for this badge.
WHEN: November 21, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $12 per girl, includes Junior Playing the Past badge.
NOTE: One adult per troop, free. Additional non-participants are $2 each and must pay vendor day of event. Min 10/Max 15.

 

 

Sea Glass Jewelry Pendants

Girl Scouts will make a sea glass jewelry pendant to take home with them using a simple wire cage technique. This is a beginner’s course, everyone is welcome.
WHEN: November 21, 2015 and January 16, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
COST: $20 per girl.
NOTE: Most requirements will be met for the Junior Jeweler badge. All supplies will be provided. Participants may bring their own piece of sea glass or choose from the park’s collection. Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

Determined Dames of Delmarva

There have been many women who have shaped the history of Delmarva. Come hear the stories of some of these amazing women, including the famous Harriet Tubman and learn what you can do to shape your future!
WHEN: November 21, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum, 2 Market St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851
COST: $12 per girl, includes Junior Playing the Past badge.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact education@delmarvadiscoverycenter.org.
NOTE: One adult per 5 children will be admitted for free. The cost for additional adults is $8. Min 8/Max 15.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Playing the Past

Travel back in time to discover a female scientist, Martha Coston, that made a very important contribution to the United States Life-Saving Service, that ultimately led to the saving of many lives. Explore the role of women during the time of the United States Life-Saving Service. Girls will create a fancy knot, perform an experiment, and have a guided tour through the museum.
WHEN: December 5, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
COST: $15 per girl, includes Junior Playing the Past badge.
NOTE: Min 5/Max 16.

 

 

Playing the Past, Old School Style

Step back in time and come learn about the days when Iron Hill School #112 C was an operational one room school house. Write a letter thanking the proprietor and learn about clothes worn to school, how the students helped take care of the grounds and what games were played for fun.
WHEN: December 12, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $12 per girl, includes Junior Playing the Past 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 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.

 

 

 

 

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
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 18.

 

 

Sea Glass Jewelry Pendants

Girl Scouts will make a sea glass jewelry pendant to take home with them using a simple wire cage technique. This is a beginner’s course, everyone is welcome.
WHEN: January 16, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
COST: $20 per girl.
NOTE: Most requirements will be met for the Junior Jeweler badge. All supplies will be provided. Participants may bring their own piece of sea glass or choose from the park’s collection. Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

Robot Fun

Can your team accomplish your mission? Learn to program a robot to complete tasks and problem solve your way to a solution.
Who knew programming and engineering could be this fun!
WHEN: January 16, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
WHEN: April 9, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: PRC, 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601, Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 18.

 

 

Maker Marathon

GS Brownie and Junior
What is a maker? Explore the world around you through play and building exciting projects to fulfill a need. Let your imagination go wild creating crazy circuits, making a healthy snack, designing jewelry, and creating a pop up card.
WHEN: January 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $48 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Girls should bring a bag lunch. Afternoon snack will be provided. Parents are encouraged to attend and do not need to pay fee. (Before and after care available 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for an extra $10.) Min 10/Max 18.

 

 

Drawing

Come and nurture your inner artist during this creative session at the Ward Museum. Using different media and mediums you will work on still life drawings, shading with pencil and charcoal, and perspective pieces. After honing your sketching skills, you will learn about the challenges of graphic design as you design your own logo for your unique personal brand. Finally, your work will be displayed at the annual Ward Museum Student Art Show, where your parents will be invited to attend the opening gala of the show!
WHEN: January 23, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ward Museum, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $14, includes Junior Drawing badge.
REGISTRATION: Please register by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm.
NOTE: Min 12/Max 30.

 

 

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.

 

 

African American Life on the John Dickinson Plantation

GS Brownie and Junior
Discover the lives of enslaved people and the free African Americans who lived on the John Dickinson Plantation and connect their stories to your life and freedoms. We will explore family trees using clues from the past, try daily chores common on the plantation and create a plantation journal to record our thoughts and experiences.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: John Dickinson Plantation 340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901
COST: $6 per girl, includes fun patch for Brownies and Playing the Past badge for Juniors.
NOTE: This program connects with the Brownie World of Girls Journey. Min 5/Max 30.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

March

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Scout Day at the Museum

GS Daisy through Junior
Join museum staff and volunteers for a fun-filled evening! We will have a variety of crafts, live animal presentations and more – all geared towards meeting badge requirements.
WHEN: March 12, 2016, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: $10 per participant (girl or adult).
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Visit www.delmnh.org or call 302-658-9111.
NOTE: Daisies will work towards Tula and Clover Petals. Brownies will work towards their Pets, Painting and Household Elf badges. Juniors will work towards Detective and Camper badges.

 

Photography Excursion

Join the Ward Museum to earn your Digital Photography Badge. You will have the opportunity to learn about photography techniques and methods from a professional photographer. You will go on a photo excursion and take pictures of wildlife and natural scenes around Salisbury University campus, then get a chance to edit them and create a digital photo project.
WHEN: March 12, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Salisbury University, Fulton Hall, 1120 Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801
COST: $14 per girl, includes Junior Digital Photography badge.
REGISTRATION: Please register by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting
http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm.
NOTE: Meet at the bus stop in Parking Lot B. Girls need to wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Min 12/Max 20.

 

 

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.

 

 

Elegant Entertaining

Earn your Social Butterfly badge as you explore the art of entertaining guests at a country estate in the 1930s. After touring the Winterthur house, you will learn the skills you need to be a gracious hostess and will plan elements of your own fabulous party.
WHEN: March 19, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Please arrive by 12:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: $12 per girl, includes admission for the day and the Social Butterfly badge.
NOTE: One adult per troop, free. Additional parents and siblings who would like to visit the museum, you will not be participating in the program, must pay the group rate admission. ($18 for adults and $8 for children and must pay vendor day of event).Park in the Visitor Lot and then walk down the path to the Visitor Center to meet for the program. Min 10/Max 15.

 

 

Pockets to Petticoats

Earn your Junior Playing the Past badge at the Zwaanendael Museum
by becoming a country woman or shopkeeper in the 1700s.
WHEN: March 26, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Zwaanendael Museum
102 Kings Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958
COST: $8 per girl, includes Junior Playing the Past badge.
NOTE: Min 10/Max 15.

 

Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo

GS Daisy through Junior
Enjoy an afternoon at the zoo during this special program just for scouts! There will be games, live animal encounters, and other activities all geared toward meeting scout badge requirements. Brandywine Zoo fun patch will be available for purchase.
WHEN: March 26, 2016, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802
COST: $10 per person; includes all Girl Scouts, leaders, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader free for every 15 people registered.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact: education@brandywinezoo.org.
NOTE: This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather. Pre-registration strongly suggested by September 30 and March 23. Walk-ins welcome if space available. Check-in for pre-registered participants from 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Additional participants register after 4:15 p.m., if space allows. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209.

 

 

 

 

April

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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.

 

 

Robot Fun

Can your team accomplish your mission? Learn to program a robot to complete tasks and problem solve your way to a solution.
Who knew programming and engineering could be this fun!
WHEN: April 9, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: PRC, 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.

 

 

Letterboxing and Geocaching

GS Brownie and Junior
Carve out your own personal stamp and explore the exciting world of letterboxing. Letterboxing is a unique combination of a treasure hunt, navigation, artistic expression and outdoor exploration. Then try your navigation skills to find a series of letterboxes hidden at DEEC. Experience a more technical treasure hunt with geocaching. Practice using a GPS and search the DEEC Garden for hidden treats.
WHEN: April 16, 2016, 9 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: $12 per girl, includes Brownie Letterboxing badge and Junior Geocaching badge.
NOTE: Wear shoes that can get muddy and bring rain gear if appropriate. Min 8/Max 25.

 

 

Turtle Terrain & Slithering Soil

Do you love animals? If the answer is YES, get a behind the scenes look into the secret lives of turtles and snakes. We will explore what
it takes to care for these amazing animals and more.
WHEN: April 16, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum, 2 Market St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851
COST: $12 per girl, includes Junior Animal Habitats badge.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact: education@delmarvadiscoverycenter.org.
NOTE: One adult per 5 children will be admitted for free. The cost for additional adults is $8. Min 8/Max 15.

 

 

Time Travel to Juliette Low’s Day

See the world as Juliette would have seen it during the 1890s.
Try on the clothing of the day and find out what daily life would have been like by visiting a historic village and exploring museum exhibits. We will even have some old fashioned fun while playing games and completing daily tasks girls your age would have done 120 years ago.
WHEN: April 16, 2016, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village, 866 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901
COST: $14 per girl, includes Junior Playing the Past badge.
NOTE: Min 5/Max 12.

 

 

Animal Habitats

Do all animals need a home? Which animals are endangered? Learn all about the animals found in our area to earn this badge.
Take a nature walk to find as many animal homes as possible while helping to clean up the forest for the animals.
WHEN: April 16, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $10 per girl, includes Junior Animal Habitats badge.
NOTE: One adult per troop, free. Additional non-participants are $2 each and must pay vendor day of event. Min 10/Max 15.

 

 

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.

 

 

The Zen of Flowers

Not just a pretty face! With the Winterthur Garden as a laboratory earn the Flowers badge while finding out how flowers function and recording your experience in a garden journal. Make a dried flower sachet and learn how to create a flower arrangement.
WHEN: April 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Please arrive by 9 a.m.)
WHERE: Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: $12 per girl, includes admission for the day and the Junior Flowers badge.
NOTE: One adult per troop, free. Additional parents and siblings who would like to visit the museum, you will not be participating in the program, must pay the group rate admission ($18 for adults and $8 for children and must pay vendor day of event). Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for adventures in the garden. Park in the Visitor Lot and then walk down the path to the Visitor Center to meet for the program. Min 8/Max 24.

 

 

Flowers

Study the blooming flowers around our museum. Plant your own seed to take home and watch it grow. Make your own beautiful flower bouquet. Learn all about flowers to earn your badge while enjoying our natural history museum.
WHEN: April 30, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $12 per girl, includes Junior Flowers badge.
NOTE: One adult per troop, free. Additional non-participants are $2 each and must pay vendor day of event. Min 10/Max 15.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Storm the Castle: Basic Catapults

GS Brownie and Junior
Design and build a variety of catapults and test them to see how far your objects can fly! Teams can start planning for the Fall 2016 Junior-level competition at the next Fall Fling.
WHEN: May 7, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

Go Native-Pollinators & Flowers

GS Brownie and Junior
Spend the afternoon at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center exploring the native plants in our Rain Garden and fields for native pollinators. Investigate how flowers are designed to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles and moths. Discover the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly and other insects that share its milkweed host plant. Collect milkweed seeds and learn how to establish a Monarch garden in your yard or neighborhood.
WHEN: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Abbott’s Mill Nature Center 15411 Abbott’s Pond Rd., Milford, DE 19963
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes. Activities meet requirements for GS Brownie Bugs badge and GS Junior Gardener badge. Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

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.

 

 

Animals in an Estuary

Explore the salt marsh by investigating the plants and animals that call this habitat home. Learn the environmental importance of wetlands and be prepared to get muddy!
WHEN: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River Life-Saving Station, at Delaware Seashore State Park, 25039 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
COST: $10 per girl.
NOTE: Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Program will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station and scouts will need to be transported to the campground area. Most badge requirements will be met for the Junior Animal Habitats badge. Min 10/Max 25.

 

 

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.

 

Insects ABC’s

GS Daisy through Junior
Come to the Ward Museum to learn all about insects. Learn about the variety of insects and their body parts while you search for insects around the Ward Museum.
WHEN: June 25, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury MD, 21804
COST: $14 per girl, includes the Insects ABC’s patch.
REGISTRATION: Please register by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm
NOTE: Min 10/Max 20.

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