By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development
Bluebird Educational Program, Saturday morning – Saturday, April 5, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bluebird Trail Farm, 951 Harris Road, Corning, NY, 14830, (Steuben County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–12 and non-registered girls. Visit Bluebird Trail Farm and learn about the habitat, call, diet, and range of bluebirds. Hike across the 20 acres of trails that include 25 observation boxes. Make a troop bluebird box or individual bird feeders. Adults within ratio required. Troops must provide a first aider.
Girl’s Night Out – Monday April 14, 2014 6-8pm, North Utica Community Center, 50 Riverside Drive, Utica, NY, 13502, (Oneida County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 6–8 and non-registered girls. Pamper yourself! You’ll learn about skin care, participate in facials, and experiment with hand treatments! You will receive your own special “makeup look!” You will also make special eye masks for sleeping. Registered girls who bring a non-registered friend will receive a special “bring a friend” patch! Everyone will receive a fun patch. Snacks and drinks will be provided, too! Come enjoy a special night out!
Horse Fan Badge – Reisling Ridge – Saturday April 26, 2014, 9am-12noon., Reisling Ridge Stables, 2673 Guyanoga Road, Penn Yan, NY, 14527, (Yates County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 2–8, adults, and non-registered girls. This three-hour program for troops starts with a safety discussion and barn tour to meet the horses. Girls are then divided into groups and each group gets to learn how to groom and tack their horse. After grooming and tacking are complete, take a short ride around the arena to get some saddle time! The daily chores and routines of owning a horse, horse colors and markings, and horse health care will also be covered during your trip out to Riesling Ridge Stables. A First Aid And CPR certified adult must accompany the group. Girls and leaders should review information on horseback riding found in Safety Activity Checkpoints before attending.
For more information on these and many other program events happening around the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways jurisdiction, visit the council website at http://www.gsnypenn.org