By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager
Saturday marks the first day of August and the time when we actively begin back to school shopping. Picking up school supplies, new backpacks and clothes, buying larger shoes, and preparing for our kids to start a new school year.
Not only do your daughters have back to school to be thinking about, but back to Girl Scouts as well! There are already several programs scheduled through November that you can register for. Some of those include:
- The Hobby Horse Hoe Down at the Painted Bar Stables in Burdett on September 19. This program is for Brownies to learn all about horses, practice grooming, learn some basic riding techniques and take a ride around the arena.
- The Susquehanna River Raiders competitive canoe racing special interest group on September 20 at the Amahami Outdoor Center. Girl Scouts that are 11 and up as of May 1, 2016 can take part in this competitive team. Girls will learn canoeing skills from professional racers, have fun and learn to “read the river.”
- The Jamboree and Geology Weekend at the Herkimer Diamond Mines from September 25-27. Girls of all ages can attend this geology weekend. Girls will be able to take home all diamonds found in the mines, all fossils found in the mines or the sluice, all gemstones found in the sluice, and all jewelry and gift items made.
- The Harvest Festival at Amahami on October 3. All Girl Scouts can join in at the 4th annual Harvest Festival. Girls can go on a hike, make fall crafts, and learn some new songs while taking part in various contests and enjoying fall foods.
- The Scavenger Hunt in NYC from October 9-11. Girls in grades 4-12 can take on New York City looking for items in Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal. There will also be sightseeing and shopping.
- The Spooktacular Camp-In at Buffalo Museum of Science from October 24-25. Girls in grades K-3 can take a trip into the world of the unknown! During the overnight girls will find out why things glow in the dark, where those weird sounds come from, and do bats really get tangled in your hair?
- Girls Are IT at Syracuse University’s iSchool on November 14. Girls in grades 6-12 will join students from the Syracuse University Information Technology School. Participating girls can choose from workshops on topics such as blogging, video editing, information technology, web design and social media.
There are other programs already scheduled, and new ones added regularly. Make sure you stay tuned to our programs and events page for the updated list!