Three Things for Thursday

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

GS_shorthand _ 75Many of our council sponsored programs relate to the journeys and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The council website has a new feature where you can choose a journey and see which current programs relate to what the girls in your troop are working on. If your Junior Girl Scouts are working on the Get Moving journey here are three current programs which relate to the content.

BTU Crew – Saturday March 1, 10am-2pm, Indian River Middle School, 32735 County Road 29, Philadelphia, NY, 13673, (Jefferson County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 4–8, adults, and non-registered girls Cell phone or iPod battery low? When you’re part of the BTU Crew you’ll make a solar bag to boost the battery, learn about the science of energy, and learn how to do an energy audit of your school. Come discover more about energy, connect with the environment, and take action to preserve precious resources. Please bring a bag lunch and drink. Troops must provide their own first aider.

Spring Sugar Shack -Saturday March 15, 10am-11am, Schoff Sugar Shack, 1064 Willis Hill Road, Victor, NY, 14564, (Ontario County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–5, adults, and non-registered girls Discover how maple syrup is made with a tour, woods walk, and tasting! You will begin by seeing how sap is collected from maple trees. Then take a guided tour through a real live Sugar Shack in the process of creating maple syrup! Learn all about the process, what products can be produced from maple sap, and even get a tasting of some popular treats! Lots of maple products will also be in stock and freshly prepared if you want to purchase something to take home! This program enhances the “Its your Planet – Love it” journey for all levels. For Daisies working on Between Earth and Sky, it demonstrates how certain plants provide nourishment for human consumption. Adults must accompany troops within ratio. Troops must provide own first aider.

Spring Sugar Shack – Saturday March 15, 1pm-2pm, Trout Brook Sugar House and Alpacas, 296 Taylor Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472, (Ontario . Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–5, adults, and non-registered girls Discover how maple syrup is made with a tour, woods walk, and tasting! You will begin by seeing how sap is collected from maple trees. Then take a guided tour through a real live Sugar Shack in the process of creating maple syrup! Learn all about the process, what products can be produced from maple sap, and even get a tasting of some popular treats! Lots of maple products will also be in stock and freshly prepared if you want to purchase something to take home, see the Trout Brook Sugar House website for additional information. This program enhances the “Its your Planet – Love it” journey for all levels. For Daisies working on Between Earth and Sky, it demonstrates how certain plants provide nourishment for human consumption. Adults must accompany troops within ratio. Troops must provide own first aider.

For more information on these and other programs offered by Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways visit the council website at www.gsnypenn.org

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