By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development
Girl Scout jamboree and fall geology weekend – 5pm Friday, September 26-10;30am Sunday, September 28, 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. Call 315-717-0175. ♦ 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, 9am-11:30am, 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!
Amahami harvest fest – Saturday, October 4, 11am-4:30pm, Amahami Outdoor Program Center, 434 Page Pond Road, Deposit, NY, 13754, (Broome County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–12 and adults. Enjoy the fall colors as you explore camp at the third annual Harvest Festival at Amahami! Participate in a scavenger hunt, go on a guided hike, make some fall crafts, and learn some new songs for the end-of-the-day campfire! We will have a no-hands-allowed donut eating contest and, of course, apple cider, too! Please bring a bag lunch and drink as no food will be available.
The Girl Scout traveling store will be there with lots of fun things for the girls to buy. Leaders may call the boutique at 724-6572 ext. 2417 to order and pay by credit/debit card for items they would like brought out to camp the day of the program. These orders must be placed by Wednesday, October 1.
For more information on these and they many other program event opportunities for girls, visit the council website at http://www.gsnypenn.org