Three things for Thursday

By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development

leadershipOutcomesLooking to get a head start on your troop planning for fall? Here are three program events happening this fall that your girls might be interested in:

Jamboree and Geology Weekend – 5pm Friday September 25-10:30 Sunday September 27, The Mines/KOA, 4626 NY Route 28, 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 at the Girl Scout Geology Weekend! The bulk of the program will be offered Saturday, including five modules on different topics. View the event flier for more information and curriculum topics. All materials will be provided to Scouts during modules. Prizes will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony! Movies will be playing on Friday and Saturday in the cinema! 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.

Spooktacular camp-in at Buffalo Museum of Science – 12noon Saturday, October 24-1pm Sunday October 25, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY,  (Erie County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K-3. Take a trip into the world of the unknown! We’ll stay overnight at the Buffalo Museum of Science where we’ll find out why things glow in the dark . . . where those weird sounds come from . . . and do bats really get tangled in your hair! Cost includes transportation, overnight fee, snack and breakfast. Please bring a bagged dinner and drink.

Girls are IT – Saturday November 14, 9am-1:30pm, Syracuse University’s iSchool, 343 Hinds Hall, Syracuse, NY, 13244, (Onondaga County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 6-12. Come spend the day with students from the Syracuse University Information Technology School. You will be able to choose from workshops on topics such as Blogging, Video Editing, Information Technology, Web Design and Social Media.

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