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Programs for Girl Scout Volunteers and Adults

 

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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multi-level
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.
 

AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL

   

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Troop Camp Training

Troop Camp Training provides adult volunteers and Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors who are new to camping the opportunity to learn camp skills as a troop. Click here for additional training details.

NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6:30 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

September 9, 2015

October 10-11, 2015

Camp Todd

March 10, 2016

April 9-10, 2016

Camp Grove Point

 

 

Volunteer Essentials (3 hours. Required for all troop leaders.)

WHEN

WHERE

Wednesday, September 16, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Silverside Church, Wilmington, DE

Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Janes United Methodist Church, Rising Sun, MD

Saturday, October 10, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NRC, Newark, DE

Wednesday, October 14, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

PRC, Salisbury, MD

Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Janes United Methodist Church, Rising Sun, MD

Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Janes United Methodist Church, Rising Sun, MD

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

PRC, Salisbury, MD

COST: $5 per person, includes training materials.
NOTE: Please bring a pen, pencil, highlighter and paper. Optional materials that can be purchased at The Bay Shop: Grade level Journey books and The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.

 

 

Camping Basics

Camping Basics Learn the skills you will need to take your girls on an outdoor trip including: planning, packing, cooking, fire building, care of camp site and equipment, and outdoor program ideas. Click here for additional training details.
NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

September 24, 2015

October 17-18, 2015

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

October 7, 2015

October 24-25, 2015

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers

October 14, 2015

November 7-8, 2015

Camp Todd, Choptank Lodge

January 6, 2016

January 23-24, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

February 17, 2016 

March 12-13, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

March 23, 2016

April 16 - 17, 2016

Camp Todd, Whispering Pines/Hideaway

April 7, 2016

April 30 - May 1, 2016

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers

 


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

 

 

Taste of Camping

Join Anne T. Hogan, GSCB Chief Executive Officer, and Lynn Williams, longtime volunteer and Project Consultant, for a fun outdoor weekend while still enjoying the comforts of sleeping indoors. We’ll sing songs, hike the trails, and have an outdoor cookout, then retire to the comfort of the STEM Lodge for the night. This is a perfect weekend for volunteers who are new to experience the fun of outdoor adventures.
WHEN: October 2-4, 2015, 6 p.m. Friday through Noon Sunday.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $15 for Friday to Saturday or Saturday to Sunday; $30 for Friday through Sunday.

 

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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

 

 

Troop Camp Training

Troop Camp Training provides adult volunteers and Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors who are new to camping the opportunity to learn camp skills as a troop. Click here for additional training details.

NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6:30 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

September 9, 2015

October 10-11, 2015

Camp Todd

March 10, 2016

April 9-10, 2016

Camp Grove Point

 

 

Volunteer Essentials (3 hours. Required for all troop leaders.)

WHEN

WHERE

Saturday, October 10, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NRC, Newark, DE

Wednesday, October 14, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

PRC, Salisbury, MD

Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Janes United Methodist Church, Rising Sun, MD

Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Janes United Methodist Church, Rising Sun, MD

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

PRC, Salisbury, MD

COST: $5 per person, includes training materials.
NOTE: Please bring a pen, pencil, highlighter and paper. Optional materials that can be purchased at The Bay Shop: Grade level Journey books and The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.

 

 

Camping Basics

Camping Basics Learn the skills you will need to take your girls on an outdoor trip including: planning, packing, cooking, fire building, care of camp site and equipment, and outdoor program ideas. Click here for additional training details.
NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

September 24, 2015

October 17-18, 2015

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

October 7, 2015

October 24-25, 2015

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers

October 14, 2015

November 7-8, 2015

Camp Todd, Choptank Lodge

January 6, 2016

January 23-24, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

February 17, 2016 

March 12-13, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

March 23, 2016

April 16 - 17, 2016

Camp Todd, Whispering Pines/Hideaway

April 7, 2016

April 30 - May 1, 2016

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers



 

 

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

 

 

Facilitating Adult Learning

Facilitators are volunteer mentors who provide our leaders the tools to become successful and share the joy that comes from helping girls develop their leadership skills and be the successful leaders of tomorrow. Click here for additional training details.

FAL dates/times

THINK TANK dates/times

LOCATION

November 13, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

November 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camp Todd Program Center

March 4, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

March 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camp Todd Program Center

 

July 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camp Todd Program Center

 

 

Camping Basics

Camping Basics Learn the skills you will need to take your girls on an outdoor trip including: planning, packing, cooking, fire building, care of camp site and equipment, and outdoor program ideas. Click here for additional training details.
NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

October 14, 2015

November 7-8, 2015

Camp Todd, Choptank Lodge

January 6, 2016

January 23-24, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

February 17, 2016 

March 12-13, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

March 23, 2016

April 16 - 17, 2016

Camp Todd, Whispering Pines/Hideaway

April 7, 2016

April 30 - May 1, 2016

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers


 

Volunteer Essentials (3 hours. Required for all troop leaders.)

WHEN

WHERE

Saturday, November 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Janes United Methodist Church, Rising Sun, MD

Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Janes United Methodist Church, Rising Sun, MD

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

PRC, Salisbury, MD

COST: $5 per person, includes training materials.
NOTE: Please bring a pen, pencil, highlighter and paper. Optional materials that can be purchased at The Bay Shop: Grade level Journey books and The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Volunteer Essentials (3 hours. Required for all troop leaders.)

WHEN

WHERE

Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Janes United Methodist Church, Rising Sun, MD

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

PRC, Salisbury, MD

COST: $5 per person, includes training materials.
NOTE: Please bring a pen, pencil, highlighter and paper. Optional materials that can be purchased at The Bay Shop: Grade level Journey books and The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.

 

 

The Art and Science of Chocolate

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Camping Basics

Camping Basics Learn the skills you will need to take your girls on an outdoor trip including: planning, packing, cooking, fire building, care of camp site and equipment, and outdoor program ideas. Click here for additional training details.
NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

January 6, 2016

January 23-24, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

February 17, 2016 

March 12-13, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

March 23, 2016

April 16 - 17, 2016

Camp Todd, Whispering Pines/Hideaway

April 7, 2016

April 30 - May 1, 2016

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers


 

Volunteer Essentials (3 hours. Required for all troop leaders.)

WHEN

WHERE

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

PRC, Salisbury, MD

COST: $5 per person, includes training materials.
NOTE: Please bring a pen, pencil, highlighter and paper. Optional materials that can be purchased at The Bay Shop: Grade level Journey books and The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.

 

 

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.

 

 

The Art and Science of Chocolate

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

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.

 

 

Camping Basics

Camping Basics Learn the skills you will need to take your girls on an outdoor trip including: planning, packing, cooking, fire building, care of camp site and equipment, and outdoor program ideas. Click here for additional training details.
NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

February 17, 2016 

March 12-13, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

March 23, 2016

April 16 - 17, 2016

Camp Todd, Whispering Pines/Hideaway

April 7, 2016

April 30 - May 1, 2016

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers


 

 

 

March

Facilitating Adult Learning

Facilitators are volunteer mentors who provide our leaders the tools to become successful and share the joy that comes from helping girls develop their leadership skills and be the successful leaders of tomorrow. Click here for additional training details.

FAL dates/times

THINK TANK dates/times

LOCATION

March 4, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

March 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camp Todd Program Center

 

July 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camp Todd Program Center

 

 

Troop Camp Training

Troop Camp Training provides adult volunteers and Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors who are new to camping the opportunity to learn camp skills as a troop. Click here for additional training details.

NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6:30 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

March 10, 2016

April 9-10, 2016

Camp Grove Point

 

 

Camping Basics

Camping Basics Learn the skills you will need to take your girls on an outdoor trip including: planning, packing, cooking, fire building, care of camp site and equipment, and outdoor program ideas. Click here for additional training details.
NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

February 17, 2016 

March 12-13, 2016

Camp Country Center, STEM Lodge

March 23, 2016

April 16 - 17, 2016

Camp Todd, Whispering Pines/Hideaway

April 7, 2016

April 30 - May 1, 2016

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers


 

 

 

April

Camping Basics

Camping Basics Learn the skills you will need to take your girls on an outdoor trip including: planning, packing, cooking, fire building, care of camp site and equipment, and outdoor program ideas. Click here for additional training details.
NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

March 23, 2016

April 16 - 17, 2016

Camp Todd, Whispering Pines/Hideaway

April 7, 2016

April 30 - May 1, 2016

Camp Todd, Shady Cove/Tall Timbers


 

Troop Camp Training

Troop Camp Training provides adult volunteers and Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors who are new to camping the opportunity to learn camp skills as a troop. Click here for additional training details.

NOTE: There are 3 steps to certification – an online pre-session with quiz, a webinar with training team and an overnight experience with hands on demonstrations.

WEBINAR, 6:30 p.m.

WEEKEND DATES

LOCATION

March 10, 2016

April 9-10, 2016

Camp Grove Point

 

 

 

 

 

JULY

Facilitating Adult Learning

Facilitators are volunteer mentors who provide our leaders the tools to become successful and share the joy that comes from helping girls develop their leadership skills and be the successful leaders of tomorrow. Click here for additional training details.

THINK TANK dates/times

LOCATION

July 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camp Todd Program Center

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