Since 1912, Girl Scouts has helped Connecticut's girls build courage, confidence and character. While we have always remained true to Juliette Gordon Low's vision, we are constantly evolving. That's why we say we're 100 years young! Join us, and see how Girl Scouts discover themselves as they explore their world, connect with others and take action through activities and programs that are relevant and exciting to girls today.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut mourns the loss of our colleague, Donna Starzecki, who died suddenly on July 19. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out her family and loved ones. We will miss Donna’s bright smile and all the enthusiasm and passion she brought to her work at Girl Scouts of Connecticut.
GET READY TO KICK OFF
THE NEW GIRL SCOUT YEAR!
Mark your calendars and plan to see what’s new for 2014. Get some great ideas, get energized and pick up your Program Resource Guide! Kick Offs are an open-house format and pre-registration is not required. Arrive and leave at your convenience. We suggest you allot one hour to see all the displays. Pick one of the following events!
- Tuesday, August 19 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
West Side Middle School, 483 Chase Parkway, Waterbury
- Thursday, August 21 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
East Hartford Community Cultural Center, 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford
- Saturday, August 23 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Griswold Middle School, 211 Slater Avenue, Griswold
- Sunday, August 24 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main Street, Bridgeport
GSOFCT SPEAKER SERIES
Based on the latest research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, “The State of Girls: Unfinished Business,” the Girl Scout speaker series sponsored by First Niagara will inspire thought, conversation, and solutions. Hosted by a guest emcee, each event will include a short presentation of
the data followed by a panel discussion from local experts.
From July 7 through August 29, all GSOFCT Service Centers will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Fridays. All GSOFCT shops and the GSOFCT Museum will also operate on summer hours during this time.
THE ULTIMATE GIRLS' WEEKEND!
We have a special opportunity for you! The 2014 Girl Scout Leadership Institute will be held October 16-19 in Salt Lake City, in conjunction with the National Convention. This trip is open to girls who will be 14 and older by October 16. Check out this application for more information. Don't miss out! There are only 7 spaces available and applications are due by July 30. For more information about the GSLI, visit the convention website.
Adults and girls can also attend the convention as official visitors and travel with the GSOFCT contingent. See this application for more information. If you would like to make your own arrangements, you can register on the convention website.
NEW THIS YEAR:
DOUBLE YOUR COOKIE CREDITS
Girls who choose to use their Cookie Credit toward their GSOFCT Summer Camp
registration fees will be able to double the value of their Cookie
Credit! This is a great way for girls to help earn their way to a great
summer camp experience. Find out about which recognition levels receive Cookie Credits.
UNITING TO "BAN BOSSY"
Girl Scouts of the USA and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, author of Lean In, and founder of LeanIn.org have partnered to empower girls to lead. Ban Bossy is about coming together to encourage girls to pursue leadership roles at home, at school, and in their lives by challenging people to stop using the word "bossy." Find more information including tips for girls, leaders, teachers, and parents at banbossy.com.
GIRL SCOUT VOICES
We want to hear from you! Sign up now to be part of a
panel and have a voice in the future of Girl Scouts. You will take an
introductory survey and then be invited to take 1-3 surveys over the
course of the year. Just check out the Girl Scout Voices site!
UPCOMING GIRL PROGRAMS
Girl Scout Night at the Connecticut Open
Come out for Girl Scout Night at the Connecticut Open, Tuesday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. See world-class tennis and enjoy a meet-and-greet with a member of the Women's Tennis Association. Purchase tickets directly from the Connecticut Open with this flyer or by visiting their website and using promo code CO14GS. For more information contact Christie Cole at email@example.com or (203) 776-7331 ext. 5811.
Camp on the front lawn of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford on September 19-21. Learn about STEM and more with other Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from around the state. Only $40 if you register before August 15. Don't wait! This event fills up fast and registration is open now. See this flyer for workshop information and a registration form.
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf
This seven-week program for Brownies and Juniors starting August 29 at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course in Fairfield is aimed at introducing and keeping girls hooked on the game of golf. Girls Golf offers a positive girl-friendly environment equipped to take girls from beginner to advanced player with golf instruction led by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals. Click here to learn more and register by August 14!
The aMAZE weekend is designed for Cadettes and their guiding adults. It will take place Friday October 17-Sunday October 19 at Camp Laurel in Lebanon. Registration opens on July 15! For more information, see this flyer or contact the Program Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|This is not an exhaustive list of events. Visit the Program and Training Registration Area to see ALL the exciting programs we offer across the state.
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