By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development
Girl Scout Jamboree and Fall Geology Weekend – 5 p.m. Friday, September 26 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, September 28, 2014, Herkimer Diamond Mines, 800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY, 13350, (Herkimer County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–12, adults, and non-registered girls. Want to learn about geology? Join us! Cost is $23.00 per Girl Scout for program and mining fee. Adult and sibling cost is $7.50 per person for “mining only” fee. Reservations are required. Download the reservation form or call 315-717-0175. See flier for more information and curriculum topics! ♦ All materials will be provided to Scouts during modules. ♦ Scouts will have the opportunity to take home the following items: all Diamonds found in the mines, all Fossils found in the mines or in the sluice, all Gemstones found in the sluice, and all jewelry and gift items made. ♦ Prizes will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony! Movies will be playing both Friday and Saturday in the cinema for the girls too!
Fall Foliage Trail Ride – Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Liberty Stables, 4618 Buckelew Road, Bloomfield, NY, 14469, (Ontario County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 6–12. Arrive at the stable in the morning where you will get a quick safety lesson, meet your horse and staff, and head out for the trail! See all the beautiful sights of fall on a trusted trail horse from Liberty Stables. When you return you’ll realize there is no better way to experience the great doors than by horseback!
Bubble Fun Program Kit –
Between Earth and Sky
- Session 2 (page 53 of the Leader Guide) in place of soil and walk in nature. Start by having girls talk about their favorite colors and talk about the different colors in nature. Complete activity 1 in Bubble Fun (Disappearing Color). Continue to activity 4, Abstract Bubble Art. Then discuss if any of the bubble colors and/or pictures they’ve created remind them of things outside?
WoW! Wonders of Water
- Session 1 (page 46 in the Leader Guide) The bubble fun kit can be used for making rainbows.
- Session 2 (page 59 in the Leader Guide) Continue the conversation about animals that use water, too. Activities 8 and 9 in the Bubble Fun! kit.
For information on these and many other activities visit the council website at http://www.gsnypenn.org