Three things for Thursday

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

There are lots of new program event opportunities listed for girls and troops to attend this fall! Here are three:

Be a Letterboxer – Saturday, September 13, 10am-2pm, Rogers Environmental Education Center, 2721 NY Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, (Chenango County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 2–3. Earn your Letterboxer Badge! This program will get you started in letterboxing. You’ll find your own stamp, practice solving clues, search for a letterbox, and make a letterbox. Be sure to bring a bagged lunch. It’s suggested that you bring a mid-morning snack as well. The program fee includes a Letterboxer badge for each girl that completes the requirements.

Zinni Petal Workshop – Saturday, September 27, 10am-11am, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier,  60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903, (Broome County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–1 and adults
Explore Zinni’s story and learn about what makes us similar and different. Make a special friendship pin for a secret pal and craft your own blank Girl Scout Friendship Scrapbook to use all year long!

I know a horse – Sunday, September 28, 10am-noon, Turk Southwind Stables, 2178 Dean Road, Lodi, NY 14860, (Seneca County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–12. Troops begin their adventure with a safety discussion and barn tour to meet the horses. Working in pairs, girls learn how to groom and tack a horse. Take a short ride around the arena to get some saddle time! You’ll also learn about the daily chores and routines of owning a horse, horse colors and markings, and horse health care. Girls and leaders should review the Horseback Riding Safety Activity Checkpoints before attending. A Horseback Riding patch is included in the program fee.

For more information on these and many other program events, visit the council website at




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