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.
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.
GSOFCT HONORED BY
UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST CT
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the recipient of United Way of Northwest Connecticut Women’s Leadership Initiative’s award for Best Supporting Organization in the Role of Empowering Women! Above is our CEO Mary Barneby (second from right) with members of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, Gladys Cerruto, who was awarded as Woman of the Year, and Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone. Read more in this press release.
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.
PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN STEM
Volunteers, parents, and Girl Scout supporters are welcome to join Girl Scouts of Connecticut, the Connecticut Girls Collaborative Project, and Girls RISE for a FREE forum advancing gender equality in Science, technology, Engineering, and Math. "Mentors Inspire; Role Models Matter" will be held April 28 from 8:30-4:30 at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. For more information, see this flyer, check out the event website, or contact Ellyn Savard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 334-3145 ext. 3018.
EXPLORE OUR SIGNATURE INITIATIVES!
Our Signature Initiatives focus on areas of interest that
are important to girls today — healthy living; anti-bullying; and science, technology, engineering, and math. All of the programs tie into the national
Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Find out more about these great programs!
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!
CAMP OPEN HOUSES
Come visit a camp! All camps will have open houses on May 4 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Click here for directions.
Can't make it to an open house? Take a virtual tour any time or join us for one of our Camp call-in nights! Call (800) 922-2770 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on April 30, or May 22!
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.
FIND COOKIES NEAR YOU!
Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales are happening now! Download the free Cookie Locator app from Little Brownie Bakers or visit the online Cookie Locator to find cookies near you.
CAREER WEEK - APRIL 13-17
What’s in a STEM Career? Find out from women who know! Choose engineering, finance, marketing, technology, accounting, actuarial science, and more. Click on each event to see more information and register online, or check out this flyer. Register by March 31.
CONNECTICUT VALLEY CANOERS WANT YOU!
The Connecticut Valley Canoers are a youth canoe team, associated with the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. They practice in the spring on the Farmington River. Their season culminates in races in Upstate New York, with other girls from along the east coast! For more information, visit their website.
WEBSTER ONLINE BANKING
Troop Product Sales Managers/Leaders can use the Webster online
banking option to pay for your Troop's cookies.You do not need to be a
Webster customer to use this option. For instructions on how to make a payment, click here.
UPCOMING GIRL PROGRAMS
Girl Scout Day at Mystic Aquarium
Join us on April 26 at Mystic Aquarium to explore the different forms of energy in people, animals, and nature. Also, learn about ways you can conserve energy everyday. Girl Scout activities will be from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and then you can spend the rest of your day exploring the aquarium on your own. See this flyer for more information. Register by April 16.
Interested in volunteering? Contact Nancy Bajek at email@example.com.
Earn a badge at the Microsoft Store
We have worked with the Microsoft Store at Westfarms Mall to offer badge workshops for Brownies and Juniors! All workshops are free, but space is limited. Visit the Microsoft Store website to view the events and register, or see this flyer for more information.
|UPCOMING VOLUNTEER TRAININGS
Become a Girlz R.U.L.E.® Facilitator
R.U.L.E.® (Respect, Understand, Lead, Empower) is an anti-bullying
program designed for girls. Girl Scouts of Connecticut has developed
this signature initiative and there are programs throughout the state. We are holding a training for facilitators Thursday , April 17, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
at the Wilton Service Center. There is no cost for this training.
Light refreshments will be served throughout the day. Bring a lunch and
covered mug. If you would like to register for this training or have any
questions about Girlz R.U.L.E.®, please contact Hannah Granfield at HGranfield@gsofct.org or (203) 239-2922 ext. 3309.
Read more about Girlz R.U.L.E.® here.
Challege Course Facilitator Training
Ever wanted to experience the adventure of the Challenge Course at Candlewood? Interested in helping girls experience the benefits of conquering the elements? Then this facilitation course is just right for you! This training is for both adults and Girl Scout Ambassadors. Register now, there are only 12 spots available!
Training will be at Camp Candlewood, New Fairfield, on April 26, from 9:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m. Register by April 21 using event code PO14131. For more info, see this flyer or contact the Outdoor Program Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-922-2770.
Regional Training Days
Need to get training completed but not sure how to fit it
all in? Come to a regional training day offered at one of our beautiful
outdoor program centers! Make a S’more at Fire, Food and Fun. Take Out
and About. Renew your Camping Adventures training. Get the First Aid and
CPR training you need. Upcoming dates are listed below!
Archery Facilitator Training
Ever wanted to experience the thrill of the hitting the bull’s-eye? Interested in helping girls share the excitement? Then this facilitation course is just right for you! This training is for adult volunteers and Girl Scout Ambassadors. There are only 12 spots available for each session.
- An-Se-Ox, Oxford, April 26, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (register by April 18)
- An-Se-Ox, Oxford, May 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (register by May 12)
- Timber Trails, Tolland, MA, June 8, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (register by June 2)
- Katoya, Milford, June 11 and 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Both Sessions Required (register by June 2)
- Laurel, Lebanon, June 15, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (register by June 9)
For more info, see this flyer or contact the Outdoor Program Department at email@example.com or 1-800-922-2770.
For more information about training courses, please see our Adult Learning pages!
|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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