Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Senior Leadership Conference
Salve Regina University (Newport) RI
5PM Friday, March 7 - 11AM Sunday, March 9
Join girls from all over the northeast to discuss current issues, get away, relax and have a good time. Space is limited. For girls in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Cost is $80 per girl. For more information or to receive registration materials, contact Neil Savage.
Camporee at Six Flags
Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England will host a camporee event for Scouts across the region on June 7 and 8, 2014. Find out more about this exciting event here.
American Textile History Museum Girl Scout Programs
They have interest projects and badge activities for all Girl Scout levels, including: sewing, weaving, art, history, and other topics.
Girls’ Energy Conservation Corps (GECCo)
A program for Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts. GECCo girls learn by doing through Girl Scout events and patch recognitions. Click here for details.
Anchor Watch Programs at Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355-0990
Mystic Seaport welcomes Girl Scouts aboard the youth overnight programs! Click here for a PDF of their offerings or visit their website.
739 Washington St.
Quincy, MA 02169
The USS Salem has a complete Overnight program that girls enjoy. They have been running the Overnight program for more than a decade. Download more info here.
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority
Downeaster Discovery Field Trip Program
The Discovery Program allows Girl Scouts and chaperones to take Boston trips on the Amtrak Downeaster for just $15.00 per person round trip. Visit their website.
T.R.E.C. is a fall outdoor camping competition for older girls 11-17. The event is held at GSRI's Camp Hoffman in Kingston, RI.
This is a patrol based event. Girls Pitch their own tents,cook their own food, and compete in outdoor camp skills. A program book outlining what you need to know for this year's competition is provided when registration fee is received. This year's date is October 24 to 26, 2014.
Download info sheet here. For additional information email: email@example.com or www.scoutsonline.com/trec
Old Sturbridge Village - Hop into History Overnight
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA
Telephone: (508) 347-3362
An exciting new overnight adventure designed for scouts. Join in hands-on activities and engage in entertainments from long ago. The evening program For more information visit their website.
aMUSE Journey Activity
Tell your story through Irish dance! Irish dance, and art form rich in tradition and storytelling, is a unique and fun team building activity. The combination of intricate lines, circles, lively Irish music, and speedy steps are the tools you'll use to communicate your message. Create a storyboard to summarize your message and develop a script to explain the symbolism behind the dance's movements. Price per troop member is $10, including basic step instructions and direction. This activity can be brought to your troop or hosted in the McDonough-Grimes Irish Dance Studio, 97 New Rochester Rd., Dover, NH 03820 www.youtube.com/watch?v=72CjIhjmJws
Atlantic Gymnastics, Dover
Our goal is to develop happy, healthy, and confident children. Gymnastics is a great way to achieve the physical and emotional well-being of children, as well as a fun way to exercise and release excess energy. Girl Scout Troops can plan an outing to utilize our full size gymnastics facility to meet their entertainment needs with lots of gymnastics, games, and physical challenges. The cost is only $5.00 per person for 1 hour of fun, with an option to extend the time to use our party room after gymnastics class is over for a snack, coloring page, and social time. Contact us to plan your trip!
Cabot Co-op Patch
The Concord Cooperative Market will provide store tour/information sessions for Girl Scouts to learn about how cooperatives work. For more information visit www.concordfoodcoop.coop or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cold Stone Creamery Tours
Go behind the scenes and learn about how ice cream is made by making a fresh batch of ice cream and then then create your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone. Contact the NH Corporate office to set up a tour at 603-880-3472.
Ages: Brownies and up.
Locations: Manchester, Nashua & Newington, NH
Times: All Year, Mon-Fri After school to early evening. Tours are generally not conducted Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Cost: $48 for up to the first 6 scouts/people then $8 for each additional scout to a maximum of 12 scouts per session (includes ice cream, certificate and patch when available). Leaders/Volunteers are usually just charged for any ice cream they want.
Requirements: All persons must wear closed toe shoes and a hat, long hair must be tied back under the hat.
Great Bay Discovery Center
Durham and Greenland, NH
The Great Bay Discovery Center hosts a variety of education programs throughout the year, designed to teach visitors about the unique natural and cultural resources of the Great Bay. These include public programs for adults and kids. Visit there website for details.
Greater Derry Humane Society, NH
Educational programs for all ages on pet care and safety, birds and reptiles, wildlife, responsible adoption, careers working with animals. See www.derryhumanesociety.com or call 603-434-1512.
719 Cherry Valley Road Gilford, New Hampshire
Gunstock Mountain Resort is gearing up for another fantastic winter. They are continuing to make improvements around the resort to further enhance guests’ visits. They are offering “ Midweek Group pricing” Monday through Thursday! That’s right… only $25.00 per person all ages for prime time tickets. AND they have dropped the group size to 12! This group size is for Monday through Thursday only. The weekend pricing starts on Friday and is still the 20 person minimum. Lift tickets will be $50.00 for adults, $40.00 for teens, and $32.00 for child. (If you do not meet the minimum number, regular pricing will apply. No exceptions.) Just call the group sales office at 603-737-4320 and leave the rest to us!
An independent art center in Epsom, NH welcomes your troop to come in and create. Reserve a time to hold your meeting and do a special project; many options available to fit your budget with projects ranging from $5 to $20 per person, evenings and Saturdays available. Some projects may qualify for badges. Also being offered: basic weaving, learn to knit or crochet, recycled T-shirt scarves, painting with acrylics on canvas, and more. Other projects by request, bring your ideas and they make it happen. Visit their website for more information.
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
A 2-hour workshop can be tailored for all Girl Scout pathways to help complete new badges and journeys in the “Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting” and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Workshop includes a planetarium show and hands-on activities. Special requests from individual groups will be considered. Cost for 10-20 participants $15 per person. Cost for 21-40 participants $10 per person. Contact Tiffany Nardino at email@example.com or 603.271.7831 for more details or visit www.starhop.com for more information!
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center- Overnight Adventure!
Enjoy an evening under the stars with an Overnight Adventure! The program includes guided exhibit exploration, hands-on activities, planetarium show, evening snack, and visit to the observatory featuring telescope viewing (weather permitting). Cost is $50 per person, with one free adult leader. At least 45 participants or a minimum payment of $2,250 for smaller groups is required to run the program. Contact Tiffany Nardino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.271.7831 for more details or visit www.starhop.com for more information!
McIntyre Ski Area Snow Tubing
The McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, NH invites you to enjoy a snow tubing adventure! With longer, faster runs and MORE Lanes everyone will love our NEW & IMPROVED tubing area! McIntyre offers group rates for snow tubing to any group of 15 or more people or for Skitubenboard to any group of 20 or more people! Advanced reservations are required. Call (603) 622-6159 or email email@example.com for more information.
Meredith Public Library
The Meredith Public Library will provide literacy based classes for Girl Scout Troops in the area to help them earn badges. Contact Jennifer Stevens at 603.279.4303 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Mount Sunapee Resort and Adventure Park
The new Adventure Park is now open at Mount Sunapee Resort and the Canopy Zip-Line Tour is the signature activity. It is a 2 ½ hour guided tour featuring eight zip-lines up to 1,000 feet long, three rappels and rope bridges. Participants must be at least 10 years old and weigh at least 80 pounds. Each tour includes two guides and eight participants.
They are making a special price of $30 per person available midweek (Monday through Friday) for bona fide youth organizations including Girl Scouts. The regular price is $65 per person. There is a minimum of 16 participants to receive this rate, which fills two Canopy Zip-Line Tours. More participants are welcome.
All participants will need to have a liability release signed by a parent or guardian. If parents or guardians sign a blanket release for all outings related to a camp or program, copies of that release will suffice.
If you are interested in planning an outing to the new Adventure Park at Mount Sunapee please contact Mae Leonard at 603.763.3500 or email@example.com
The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture: Invasive Insects
The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food is administering a USDA APHIS and US Forest Service joint project with the goal of providing outreach to school-aged children about ALB and EAB. This ties in very well with the Girl Scouts Forever Green Project- in leading their communities and peers to protect their natural resources. By becoming involved in surveying for ALB and EAB, Girl Scouts will help protect our forests for years to come. Click here to download informational flyer.
340 Central Avenue, Suite 204 in Dover, NH.
Paint your art out in downtown Dover! All classes are instructor guided, step-by-step. No experience necessary. All supplies included. For private parties visit their website, call 603.866.3144, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paint for Fun
157 Portland Avenue in Dover, NH.
Girl Scout ornaments are 3x3 and cost $3.00 each. Order 50 or more and the cost is only $2.50 each. Call 617.3595 or visit their website.
Red Sox Scouts Days 2014:
Take her out to the ball game! On Sunday 4/6, scouts will receive a patch, participate in a pre-game parade, and run the bases after the game. On Tuesday 7/29, scouts get a patch. Tickets are offered at a discounted rate, and will sell out quickly. Contact Travis at 617.226.6790 or at email@example.com for tickets, or click here to learn more!
Remick Museum Park
The Remick Museum can customize Girl Scout troop visits based on time frame, content and age groups. They have a variety of programs available including making corn husk dolls, learning about historic lighting and candle making and farm tours with hands on animal experiences. Contact Dawn Evans, Education Coordinator at 800-686-6117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Remick Museum visit their website.
Strawbery Banke Girl Scout Programs
Offers three workshops at the museum. The first one is a self-guided tour for Daisies from the Welcome to the Flower Garden Journey.The second one is for Juniors from the aMuse Journey. The final one is a new one for Brownies for the games badge. Interested leaders can go to their website, www.strawberybanke.org, and click on the education link to contact Bekki Coppola.
Sophisticakes Bakery & Café
The Sophisticakes Bakery & Café in Windham, NH offers a discounted rate on their baking classes for kids. Learn the fundamentals of baking, or even take a savory class. Check them out on Facebook!
Spring Family Farm Stay
Turn your farm day into a Farm STAY- April 5-6, 2014 at the East Hill Farm. Family weekend activities, Spring Hill Family Farm Day, and meals included for $25/adult, $20/children. Call 800.242.6495 for more information.
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH
This 2.5 hour course is designed to teach 11-13 year-old children what they need to know to begin baby sitting, from first aid to safe play to marketing their services. Fee is $25 /girl. Download flyer for dates. To register for classes, please call Community Health Education at 603. 595.3168 or register online at www.stjosephhospital.com. Private classes for 20 girls or more can be arranged.
GS Survivor Challenge
Franklin Veterans’ Ski Area, West Franklin, NH
Pit your survival skills against older girl leaders at this weekend event. Friday, May 2 – Saturday, May 3: Rain or Shine! The cost is $30 per girl. Find out more and apply here.
The Nature of Things- Field Trips
Many of their programs are based in environmental science curriculum and are excellent options for science classes. Such as Forest & Pond Ecology, Low Ropes & Team Building Challenges, Farm Animal Care, Forest Animal and Plant Study, Scat & Animal Print Tracking, Habitats, Life Cycles, & Ecosystems, Vernal Pool Study, Water Cycle, and Garden Studies: Seeds & Plan. To learn more call 603.881.4815 or visit www.naturesacademy.com.
Valley Quest is an award-winning, place-based education program that uses treasure hunts to celebrate community, natural history, cultural sites, stories and special places. Valley Quest is a fun way to learn about our special places in the Upper Valley Region of Vermont and New Hampshire, whether you are looking for a treasure box or creating the adventure for others. Visit www.vitalcommunities.org/ValleyQuest/index.htm to learn more.
Van Otis Chocolate Tour
341 Elm Street, Manchester, NH
Take a "behind closed doors" look at how Van Otis gets all of those yummy things inside chocolate and try your hand at some of the candy making tasks. (And the nice part is if it doesn't turn out exactly right you can eat your mistakes.)
They can accommodate groups ranging from 12-25 people. Tours normally take an hour. Tours are appropriate for ages 8 and over.
Tours cost just $5.00 per person, which includes a fun candy making activity and of course, delicious samples! Reservations are required. For more information call 800.826.6847 or visit their website www.vanotischocolates.com.
Water Country, one of New England's biggest water parks and one of the safest parks in the country, is welcoming Girl Scout troops in the area to come visit! This summer they are offering Water Country badges to troops who give not even an hour of their day to take a behind-the-scene look at how the park is run and learn about water safety. For troops of 10 or more, including leaders, the discount rate is $13.00 of their regular rate, that's $24.99 per ticket. For every 15 people, they will offer 1 free ticket. They will offer a free ticket to parents or guardians who need to accompany a child who may need special attention. Contact Christine Trayner, Marketing/Groups Manager, at (603) 427-1112 x 2230
Zumba for Fitness Troop Discount
Southern New Hampshire
In today's economy, it is difficult to find fun, quality activities for leaders to offer to their troops. Power of Three Fitness understands and wants to help. For just $2/girl, they will go to the leader's meeting place and give a 20-30 minute introduction and dance fitness class. They cover Amherst, Bedford, Goffstown, Manchester, Nashua and depending on the number of girls will consider other areas. For more details, contact Carla Ferreira at 603-860-3971 or email@example.com. Download the flyer here.
City Market Onion River Co-op, Burlington, VT
Troops/girls can either go to City Market in Burlington or City Market has the option of sending someone to the troop!! If the conference room is available they are more than willing to let troops use that space to work on some of the other patch requirements. They would prefer two weeks notice in order to accommodate troops/girls in the best way possible. The contact person is Allison Weinhagen AWeinhagen@citymarket.coop or phone 802-861-9750. Onion River Cooperative dba City Market, 82 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401, www.citymarket.coop/.
Kidpower Vermont Safety Workshops
North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473
Girls increase safety and confidence by learning assertiveness, boundary-setting, and self-defense skills in our lively, encouraging workshops. Kidpower is a nonprofit leader with 22 years of experience providing training to protect kids from bullying, abuse, abduction, and other violence with effective, age-appropriate safety skills. They are endorsed by mental health professionals, law enforcement officials, educators and parents. Instead of using fear to teach about danger, Kidpower makes it fun to learn to be safe. Workshops appropriate for ALL age groups are available. They have a special patch for Girl Scouts! They are happy to arrange a workshop just for your troop in a location near you. For more information, email Laura Slesar or call 802-425-KIDS or visit www.kidpower.org.
Suicide Six 2-For-1 Voucher
Suicide Six Ski Resort in South Pomfret, VT is generously offering a 2-For-1 voucher for lift tickets to Scouts in our council during the 2013-2014 ski season. Download the voucher here.
Visit the Vermont History Museum!
Scout troops are welcome to visit the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. At the Museum, Scouts can participate in a self-guided tour or scavenger hunt, free of charge. Scout troops can visit the Museum Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All Scout troop visits must be scheduled in advance. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802- 828-2180.