Three things for Thursday

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

i cant waitLooking for fun activities to do with the girls in your troop? Girl Scouts of NYPENN  Pathways is always adding new program opportunities for girls. Here are three:

Goonie Girls – Friday, July 11, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pulteney Park and the Smith Opera House, 86 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY, 14456, (Ontario County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 2–12 and adults
Gather at the Smith Opera house and take a short walk to Pulteney Park. There you will split into groups to search for lost treasure! Work together to solve clues and collect goodies lost in the park that you will be able to take home with you. Walk back to the Opera House to watch the classic treasure hunt movie “The Goonies.” Everyone will receive popcorn and water from the concession stand! This is a “bring a friend” event—the fee shown below covers a pair of girls, one a currently registered Girl Scout and one a non-Girl Scout friend who comes with her. Registered Girl Scouts who bring a non-registered friend will receive the “Bring a Friend” patch and each girl will get a great Girl Scout goodie bag!

Food Bank Hunger Education – Monday, July 21, 2014 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. , OR Monday, August 18, 2014 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Food bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY, 14903 (Chemung County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 4–12, adults, and non-registered girls
One in every five kids in the Southern Tier lives in a food insecure home. Engaging youth in the fight against hunger is central to ending hunger and poverty in our community. In this program, you will tour the warehouse, then engage in a volunteer activity-such as repacking food in the warehouse or working in the gardens. You will participate in “Food banking 101” and “Hunger 101: The Reality of Hunger” program, play some games, and plan how you can stay involved. Program fee includes a patch. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch.

Junior Detective – Saturday, October 11, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617, (St. Lawrence County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 4–5. Grab your magnifying glass and dive into the science of detecting with Criminal Science students from SUNY Canton. Practice your powers of observation and follow the evidence as you earn your Junior Detective badge. Don’t forget that detectives have to eat, so bring a bag lunch and a drink

For information on these and many other program opportunities visit the council website at




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