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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.

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We will be performing maintenance on our phone and internet systems on Saturday, March 28. There may be intermittent outages, including the Program and Training Registration Area. If you experience any technical issues, please try again later. Thank you for your patience.

Fun Fest REGISTER FOR FUN FEST AND GET A WHOLE DAY OF FUN - AND MORE!


A ticket for Fun Fest is more than just a ticket - It's a whole day of fun and more! Your $25 ticket includes all entertainment, activities, a frozen treat, and a patch. PLUS: For each ticket purchased before April 16 at midnight, you will receive one entry into a drawing to win a tablet! We will be drawing the winners around 4:00 p.m. at the Fun Fest. (Winners do not need to be present.) Register now! 
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GIRL SCOUT VIDEO CHALLENGE


 Frontier Communications is sponsoring a video contest for Girl Scouts within the state of Connecticut. Submit a video describing how Girl Scouts has influenced your life in the areas of leadership, technology, and/or community service. You'll have a chance to win great prizes like a $500 Visa Gift Card, free Frontier services, dinner for your entire troop and more! Visit the Frontier Facebook page to enter by April 4 - click Girl Scout Video Challenge app on the left-hand side. Winners will be announced at the Fun Fest on May 16!

WHICH ADVENTURE WILL YOU CHOOSE?

2015 Summer Camp Brochure Check out our Summer Camp brochure to find out all the fun we have in store for this summer! We're accepting registration forms by fax or mail, or register online*!
Call in to (800) 922-2770 to ask questions or register for camp from 5:30-8:30 on April 13, or April 23. Check out our Summer Camp pages for even more info!

*If you have trouble registering online, please contact registration@gsofct.org


BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE - BECOME A GIRL BOARD MEMBER


At GSOFCT we want a board of directors that reflects our whole membership - including the girls! Seniors and Ambassadors over 16 years old can apply for three positions on the board and let their voices be heard.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS


GSOFCT Recognitions and Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 26, 2015
 
Crowne Plaza, Cromwell

Recognitions begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch and the Annual Business Meeting Stay tuned for registration information!

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THE COOKIES HAVE ARRIVED!


Girl Scout Cookies have arrived in Connecticut and are being sold at booth sales NOW! To find a booth sale near you, enter your zip code into girlscoutcookies.org. Or to find cookies on-the-go, download the official Cookie Finder app. If you have any questions email productsales@gsofct.org.

DARE TO DREAM

dare to dream
Do you dream of international adventure, fun challenges in the great outdoors, exciting entrepreneurship, and revitalizing your communities? What’s your dream, and how will you get there? Join other
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors from around the state to spend a day focusing on the skills that will get you where you want to go.
At this conference-style event, you’ll get thinking and moving in both large and small groups. You’ll be able to chat with young women and other experts on how to achieve your dreams. And you’ll work on topics that girls like you are interested in – we’re planning the whole thing with the help of the older girls from all parts of Connecticut.
Dream on at UConn Hartford on Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch, patch, and fun are included. Register by April 2. For more information, contact program@gsofct.org.


 

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.


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

Career Week April 12-18

Explore different careers in STEM fields! We have all kinds of events going on all around the state. Register by March 30! For more info, click here, or contact esavard@gsofct.org.

GE: What's in a Career?  
April 13, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m
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Learn from GE professionals in Danbury about finance, engineering, marketing and technology through hands-on activities and job-shadowing. Fee includes lunch. For
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (register as individuals) Fee: $5 per girl, no adults.

International Women's Forum: Girl Power Workshop Event
April 14, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Join these fun and fabulous executive women leaders at UConn Business School in Stamford for a day of leadership development and career exploration including public speaking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Fee includes lunch and patch. For
Cadette troops or individuals with an adult. Fee: $5 per girl, $3 per adult.

Travelers: It All Adds Up!
April 15, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Play Wheel of Misfortune and learn how insurance works to protect us at Travelers in Hartford. Thanks to Women in Actuarial and Analytics, parking fees are generously covered. Includes, lunch, panel discussion, tour, patch. For
Cadette troops or Individuals with an adult. Fee: $5 per girl, $5 per adult.

Merrill Lynch: Money Matter$
April 16, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Hands-on activities that show the real cost of credit, your life at age 25, and a tour of this Merrill Lynch in Stamford. Aligns with Budgeting, Buying Power and Good Credit badges. Fee includes lunch and patch. For
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (register as individuals). Fee: $5 per girl, no adults.

MasterCard: Girls4 Tech
April 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Learn about careers as you uncover patterns that identify fraud, decode an encrypted message, & take a tour of the high tech digs MasterCard employees enjoy everyday in Purchase, NY. For girls in grades 5-6. Fee: Morning session $15/girl, $15/adult (includes bus from Fairfield County); Afternoon session: $5/girl, $5/adult (no bus)



 


Get on the Links!  LPGA - USGA Girls Golf
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf 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. The focus is on inspiring girls to feel confident, build positive self-esteem, and live active and healthy lifestyles by incorporating the “Five E’s of Girls Golf”: Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise, Energize. For individual Juniors and
Cadettes, no adults. $40 for six weeks beginning on Friday, April 24; classes run from 5:20 – 6:30 p.m. at Fairfield Wheeler Golf Course. Register by April 10. For more info, contact Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org.

Girl Scout Day at Mystic Aquarium
starfishDid you know that the animals at the aquarium come from all over the world? Come to the Mystic Aquarium on April 25 to learn how the animals survive in the different climates, how they are classified, and how they adapt to  their own unique habitats. Girl Scout activities will be from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., then you can spend the rest of your day exploring the aquarium on your own. For all ages, troops, and families. $20 per person - Fun patch included. Register by April 13. For more info, contact Nancy at nbajek@gsofct.org.


turtleGirl Scout Day at the Zoo
Come to Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport on May 2 to learn about animals around the world. Girls will learn about the animals' habitats, why they are endangered, what they like to  eat, and how the zoo is helping them survive. Girl Scout activities will be from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., then you can spend the rest of your day exploring the zoo on your own. For
all ages, troops, and families. $13 per person - Fun patch included. Register by April 20. For more info, contact Nancy at nbajek@gsofct.org.


 

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER TRAININGS

HikerWilderness First Aid
Do you want to safely explore the wilderness? This course will certify you to act as the First Aider for troops/groups who plan activities that take them more than 30 minutes from emergency services. The course is two days long, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 25 and 26, and is open to both adults and girls over 14. Find out more and register using this flyer. Register by April 20.

 

Archery Facilitator Training
bullseyeEver wanted to experience the thrill of the hitting the bulls eye? Interested in helping girls share the excitement? Then this facilitation course is just right for you! For Ambassadors and Adults. $100 per person.

Certified adults will be able to facilitate at camporees or other individual troop events.


Regional Training Days
Need to get training completed but not sure how to fit it all in? Come to one of our Outdoor Program Centers for Training Day! Make a Dutch Oven Meal in Advanced Outdoor Cooking. Take Out and About. Renew your Camping Adventures training. Get the Basic Leader Training you need. Register soon - these trainings fill up fast!

 

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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Upcoming Events
March 31, 2015
Spring Days
Join us for a five-week program
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April 4, 2015
Intro to Climbing
Reach new heights!
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April 11, 2015
Intro to Climbing
Reach new heights!
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April 12, 2015
Archery Level I Facilitator Course
Ambassadors and Adults can become archery facilitators
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April 12, 2015
FULL - SWE: Be That Engineer
This program is full
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April 13, 2015
GE: What is in a Career?
Learn from GE professionals
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April 13, 2015
Camp Call-In Night
Get your camp questions answered and register by phone
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April 14, 2015
International Women Forum: Girl Power Workshop Event
Join women leaders for development and career exploration
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April 15, 2015
Travelers: It All Adds Up!
Learn about the insurance world
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April 16, 2015
Merrill Lynch: Money Matters
Get hands-on with the financial world
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April 17, 2015
MasterCard: Girls4 Tech
Learn about careers in credit card tech
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April 17, 2015
MasterCard: Girls4 Tech
Learn about careers in credit card tech
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April 18, 2015
FULL - Biomedical Engineering: Getting Hip to your Kneeds
This program is full
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April 18, 2015
Dare to Dream
Share your dreams at this girl-led event!
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April 18, 2015
Adventure Day - Climbing and Zipline
A full day of ropes course fun and excitement!
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April 23, 2015
Girl Scout Info Session
Monroe
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April 23, 2015
Camp Call-In Night
Get your camp questions answered and register by phone
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April 24, 2015
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf
Get on the links!
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April 25, 2015
GIrl Scout Day at Mystic Aquarium
Learn about sea creatures!
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April 25, 2015
Girl Scout Info Session
Ellington
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April 25-26, 2015
Wilderness First Aid
Become certified to perform first aid in the wilderness
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April 25, 2015
Candlewood Training Day
Need to get training done?
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April 25, 2015
Merrie-Wood Training Day
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April 26, 2015
Annual Meeting and Recognitions
Recognizing our volunteers and governance in action!
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April 29, 2015
Alumnae Tea
Meet up with other alumnae!
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May 2, 2015
Girl Scout Day at the Zoo
Learn about endangered animals!
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May 2, 2015
An-Se-Ox Training Day
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May 2, 2015
Laurel Training Day
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May 2, 2015
Intro to Climbing
Reach new heights!
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May 3, 2015
Summer Camp Open House
Visit a camp!
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May 6, 2015
Alumnae Tea
Meet up with other alumnae!
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May 9, 2015
Intro to Climbing
Reach new heights!
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May 13-14, 2015
Archery Level I Facilitator Course
Ambassadors and Adults can become archery facilitators
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May 16, 2015
Fun Fest
Do not miss out on the biggest GSOFCT event of 2015!
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May 29, 2015
Older Girl Chat and Girl Scout Info Session
Monroe
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May 31, 2015
Frozen Tea Party Recruitment Event
Ridgefield, Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford
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June 6, 2015
A Great Day Out
Bring a picnic and enjoy a walk at camp
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June 8, 2015
Alumnae Tea
Meet up with other alumnae!
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June 12, 2015
Clatter Valley Open House
Visit a camp!
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June 13, 2015
NYC Day Trip
Older girls can spend the day exploring New York!
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June 13, 2015
Alumnae Tea
Meet up with other alumnae!
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July 3-5, 2015
Pattagansett Staycation
Relax with your family at camp Pattagansett
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July 3, 2015
Offices and Shops Closed
Independence Day (observed)
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August 14-16, 2015
Anchors Away
Enjoy the waterfront at beautiful Camp Candlewood
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August 28-30, 2015
Pattagansett Staycation
Relax with your family at camp Pattagansett
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September 7, 2015
Offices and Shops Closed
Labor Day
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September 25-27, 2015
Just for Girls
Spend a weekend at Timber Trails
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October 2-4, 2015
Camp Sikorsky
Save the date for this STEM-focused weekend!
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October 9-11, 2015
Someone Special and Me
Spend a weekend at Timber Trails
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November 26-27, 2015
Offices and Shops Closed
Thanksgiving
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Dec 24, 2015 - Jan 1, 2016
Offices and Shops Closed
Winter Holidays
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