Program Events & Activities Guide 2018-2019

Program Events & Activities Guide 2018-2019
2018-2019
Program Events
& Activities Guide
            www.comgirlscouts.org
            gshelper@comgirlscouts.org
Program Events & Activities Guide 2018-2019
Hello Girl Scouts of the
    Commonwealth of Virginia!
    Thank you for taking an interest in the future    As you look through the pages of this
    of girls! The 2018-2019 Program Events and        year’s guide, you will discover inspirational
    Activities Guide is your guide to Girl Scout      and educational adventures available to
    events and opportunities designed to create       girls and learning opportunities for adults.
    girls of courage, confidence, and character,      Then, visit comgirlscouts.org and log
    who make the world a better place.                onto COMAR to sign up! If you have any
                                                      questions, we’re here to help. Contact us at
    We encourage you to sign girls up for as many     gshelper@comgirlscouts.org.
    experiences as they are interested in. The
    more new things girls try, the more likely they   Together we unleash the power of G.I.R.L.
    are to discover what they’re really good at and   (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™!
    use it to help others.




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Program Events & Activities Guide 2018-2019
What’s Inside
Tips and FAQs................................................................................... 4-5
How to Register................................................................................... 6
Volunteer Toolkit.................................................................................7
2018 Fall Product Program............................................................. 8
2019 Cookie Program........................................................................ 9
Quick Look at the Program Year........................................... 10-11
Girl Scout Troop & Family Events..........................................12-15
Events for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors.......................16-25
CSA Corner..........................................................................................26
Events for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors..........27-35
Outdoor Training Extravaganza..................................................36
Adult and Volunteer Training.................................................37-38
GSCV Camp Properties..................................................................39




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Tips and FAQs

    What do we need to know about                            What are the best events
    Girl Scout events?                                       to attend?
    Girl Scout events are designed to help girls at all      It all starts with the girl. Make sure to include girls
    levels discover new things, connect with other           in the process. Discuss their personal tastes and
    girls, and take action in their communities. The         preferences, check schedules, and review costs…
    final result…girls gain leadership skills without even   and then let the girls choose. This is the girl-led
    knowing it.                                              process in action.

    About our events:
    • All Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia          When does registration open?
      (GSCV) sponsored events are fun, interactive,
      held to the highest standards, and developed to          Saturday, August 11 at 11:59pm
      meet the needs of all girls.
    • Events are facilitated by staff, volunteers,             When does registration close?
      community partners, and/or girls.                        If space is still available, and unless noted
    • Girl Scout troops have the opportunity to                otherwise, registration will close one week
      participate in a variety of fun, engaging, and           prior to the start date of an event.
      educational events together.
    • Girls can also choose to make new friends by
      attending individually with an adult chaperone.




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Will I receive a confirmation?                            What is expected of troop leaders
Registration confirmations are emailed automatically      and adults who attend?
after event purchases, and reminder emails are            Troop leaders are responsible for obtaining
sent approximately five days prior to events. The         permission slips and for meeting Safety Activity
adult who registered for the event will receive the       Checkpoints adult-to-girl ratios for the event.
confirmation. In the case of troop registrations, the     Attending adults are expected to assist the event
adult who registered the girl(s) is responsible for       staff and girls as needed and to ensure appropriate
sharing the confirmation with all registrants along       girl behavior.
with any additional information specific to the
troop’s coordination of attending the event.
                                                          How many adults can we bring to
                                                          overnight events?
Do Girl Scout volunteers need to
                                                          Bed space is limited. Troops should only register the
be registered members?                                    required number of adults to meet Safety Activity
Adults volunteering at Girl Scout events are required     Checkpoints. Any additional adults wishing to
to be registered with Girl Scouts of the USA as an        attend should contact gshelper@comgirlscouts.org
adult member. Safety is our number one priority.          a minimum of two weeks prior to the event to check
We can ensure the safety of all Girl Scouts and           availability.
Girl Scout volunteers only when adults become
registered members and complete the required
background check.

What is the cancellation policy?
 Up to 4 weeks      Cancellations can be transferred
 prior to the       to a future event at the time of
 event              cancellation. As space permits.
 2-4 weeks prior    Cancellations can be transferred
 to event           to a future event at the time of
                    cancellation. A $5 processing
                    fee will be incurred for each
                    registrant.
 Less than 2        Transfers and refunds are not
 weeks prior to     available.
 day events
 Less than 2        Transfers and refunds are not
 weeks prior to     available
 overnight events
 Event is           Full refunds will be issued.
 cancelled          Refunds should be received
 by the council     within 2 weeks. All refunds will be
                    issued through the same financial
                    process used to purchase.

No refund will be issued when:
• A girl or troop is a no-show.
• A girl leaves an event early.
• It is raining but not inclement weather.

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HOW TO REGISTER ON
    How to Register

                       COMAR
     STEP 1: SIGN IN
     To view events and activities, visit
     www.comgirlscouts.org/COMAR and SIGN IN.
     You can also click on the COMAR link on the upper right of the
     GSCV home page. Need a log in? No problem! Contact the
     GSCV Help
     helpdesk    Desk at gshelper@comgirlscouts.org.
              at GShelper@comgirlscouts.org.




     STEP 2: SHOP!
     Log into COMAR and click on the “Activities”
     tab to view program events.
     Use the menu on the left to search by grade, date, activity topic,
     and more!




     STEP 3: PURCHASE
     Make the purchase to secure your spot – and
     keep an eye on the girl/adult ratios!
     Most purchases require participants to be currently registered
                            GS or
     members. Log in to MY GS,   or contact
                                    contact the
                                             the GSCV  Help
                                                 helpdesk to Desk
                                                             renewtoyour
     renew your membership.
     membership.

                 Questions? Contact GShelper@comgirlscouts.org or 804.746.0590 x 316.   5




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Program Events & Activities Guide 2018-2019
Fall Product Program




      Participation in the Fall Product Program provides opportunities for Girl Scouts at all
      levels to set and achieve goals while earning money for troop activities and other
      meaningful Girl Scout experiences. Our theme this year is Speak Up / Lead the Way
      and the mascots are service dogs. We encourage you to discuss with your girls the
      invaluable role service dogs play in people’s lives.
      Don’t miss out: take a look at just a few of the rewards girls can earn and the
      important dates below. Then start planning for the best Fall Product Program yet!


                                                                           A few
                                                                                  !
     Aug 4
     Oct 9
                Order Taking begins in person and online!
                All orders due in UNIFY
                                                                          rewards
     Oct 25     Drive-Thrus and Deliveries Begin
     Oct 26     Fredericksburg Nuts and Chocolate Drive-Thru
     Oct 27     Dunmar Nuts and Chocolate Drive-Thru
     Oct 27     Diamond Nuts and Chocolate Drive-Thru
     Nov 5      All hard copy magazine orders due
     Nov 14     ACH Sweep
     Nov 27     Online Sale ends
     Nov 29     Second chance payment ACH sweep
     Nov 29     Troop Reward order due in UNIFY
     Dec 15     Rewards arrive to Service Units




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  Girl Scout Cookie Program is the     Jan 2      Order taking begins
  most popular activity, and for
  good reason. When a Girl Scout       Jan 28     Troop orders due in
  participates in the Girl Scout                  ABCSmartcookies.com
  Cookie Program, she’s doing
  more than handing customers          Feb 11,    Traditional and rural deliveries
  a package of cookies. She’s          12 & 13
  creating a plan, interacting with
  clients, and working as part of a
                                       Feb 14     Fredericksburg Drive-Thru
  team. She’s building a lifetime of
  skills and confidence.
                                       Feb 15     Richmond Drive-Thru
  GSUSA research shows
  successful troops have a Troop       Feb 16     Chesterfield Drive-Thru
  Cookie Manager to support the
  Troop Leader during the cookie       Mar 27     Troop Recognition orders due in
  program. Bring your Troop                       ABCSmartcookies.com
  Cookie Manager to training in
  December to ensure your girls        April 26   Beginning of recognition
  are prepared to set and achieve                 deliveries
  their goals.




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A Quick Look at the 2018-2019 Girl Scout Year

     September                             November
      8       Level 1 Archery Training       3           Juliette Low Birthday Campfire
      18      Brownie Pets Badge             3           Outdoor Explorers Badge Day
      23      Cadette Archery Day            3           Family Archery Day
      23      Junior Archery Day             3           Animal Habitats Badge Day
      22      Healthy Relationships: 101     5           Car Care Clinic (Fredericksburg)
      24      Women’s Self Defense           8           Car Care Clinic (Richmond)
      27      Highest Awards Workshop        10          Brownies Making Games (Fredericksburg)
                                             10          Manners that Shine
      29      Early Bird Fly-In
                                             10          Maggie Walker’s Jr. Rangers
      29-30   Early Bird Flight Night
                                             10          Healthy Relationships 201: Upstanding Friend
                                             11          My Family Story
      October                                12
                                             17
                                                         Women’s Self Defense
                                                         Archery Repair and Maintenance
      6       Bugs Badge Day                 17          Think Like a Programmer
      6       Get to Know Nuclear            17          Brownie Pets Badge
      7       Junior Archery Day             29          Highest Awards Workshop
      7       Brownie Archery Day
      8       Think Like an Engineer
              Journey Day                  December
      8       Self Defense for Daisies       1           Think Like a Programmer (Fredericksburg)
      12-14   Eco Adventure Weekend          1           Bugs Badge Day
      13      Daisies Care About             1, 2, 4,    Cookie Training
              Animals                        6, 10, 11   Cookie Training
      15      Self Defense for Brownies      3           Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors
              and Juniors                    6           Daisies Care About Animals
      19-20   Night Owl Camp Out             12          Maggie Walker’s Jr. Rangers
      20      Level 1 Archery Training       13          Brownie Pets Badge
      20      Daisies Board Game 		          15          Brownies Making Games
              Design Challenge               16          Girl Scout Night at the Nutcracker
      20      Brownie Pets Badge
      20-21   Outdoor Training
              Extravaganza!
                                           January
      20-21   Camp Out at Maymont            2           Cookie Program Begins
      21      Program Aide Training          7           Women’s Self Defense
      21      Book Artist                    12          Program Aide Training
      25      Highest Awards Workshop        13          Playing in the Past
      26-28   Alum Weekend                   13          Healthy Relationships 101
      26-27   Brownie Badge Lock-In          15          Brownie Pets Badge
              Sleepover                      16          Daisy Financial Literacy Badge Day
      29      Women’s Self Defense           19          Financial Literacy Badge Day (Fredericksburg)
                                             19-20       Winter Survivor Adventure Weekend
                                             23          Brownie Financial Literacy Badge Day
                                             28          Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors
                                             30          Junior & Cadette Financial Literacy Badge Day
                                             31          Highest Awards Workshop

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February                                    April
 6       Brownie Pets Badge                 6-7     Level 1 and Level 2
 9       Healthy Relationships 201: 		              Archery Training
         Don’t Assume                       8       Women’s Self Defense
 10      Ladylike                           12-14   Troop Camping Essentials
 11      Women’s Self Defense               13      Junior Archery Day
 13      Daisies Care About Animals         13      Brownie Archery Day
 16      Girl Scout Night at the Ballet -   13      Daisies Care About Animals
         Cinderella                         13      Brownie Pets Badge
 23      Level 1 Archery Training           14      A Sister to Every Girl Scout
 25      Self Defense for Brownies          14      Healthy Relationships 201: Teens Talk Tech
         and Juniors                        25      Highest Awards Workshop
 28      Highest Awards Workshop            27      Brownies Making Games
                                            27      Maggie Walker’s Jr. Rangers
                                            28      Gold and Silver Award Recognition
 March                                              Ceremony
                                            29      Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors
 2       Animal Habitats Badge Day
 9       Zoologist
 9       Animal Habitats Badge Day          May
 9       Daisy Board Game Design
         Challenge (Fredericksburg)         4-5     Think Like an Engineer Adventure Weekend
 9       Maggie Walker’s Jr. Rangers        4       Daisy Board Game Design Challenge
 11      Self Defense for Brownies          5       2019 Pamunkey Ridge Camp Open House
         and Juniors                        5       Opening Campfire
 15-17   Art in the Outdoors Adventure      6       Women’s Self Defense
         Weekend                            11      Cadette Archery Day
 16      Level 1 Archery Training           11      Junior Archery Day
 17      Book Artist                        11      Water Drop at Maymont
 18      Self Defense for Daisies           11      Bugs Badge Day
 19      Brownie Pets Badge                 14      Daisies Care About Animals
 22-23   Service Day Troop and Family       16      Brownie Pets Badge
         Camp Out at Pamunkey               16      Girl Scout Legislative Day
 23      Service Day at Pamunkey            16      Junior Girl Scout Legislative Day
         Ridge                              18-19   Brownie Badge Lock-In Sleepover
 23      Medical Sciences Career Day        19      Textile Artist
 23      Girl Scout Day at the Virginia     20      Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors
         War Memorial                       30      Highest Awards Workshop
 23      Think Like a Programmer
         (Fredericksburg)
 25      Women’s Self Defense               June
 28      Highest Awards Workshop
 29-30   Service Day Family Camp Out        TBD     Girl Scout Night at the Diamond
         at Camp Kittamaqund                2       Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea
 30      Service Day at Camp                3       Self Defense for Daisies
         Kittamaqund                        8       Girl Scout Day at King’s Dominion
 30      Think Like a Programmer            9       Stellar Seller
                                            27      Highest Awards Workshop

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Girl Scout Troop and Family Events

     Juliette Low Birthday Campfire
                                                                     Archery Repair and
      D       B       J       C       S       A                      Equipment Maintenance
     November 3, 2018
     6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
                                                                        S       A       C       S       A
                                                                                                                      New
     Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
                                                                     Plus Adults                                               !
     Cost: FREE (Maximum: 2000)                                      November 17, 2018
                                                                     9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the Girl Scout
     Movement for all girls to serve the community, learn
                                                                     Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
     new skills, and have fun in the Outdoors. Join us as we
                                                                     Participant Cost: $5 (Maximum: 24)
     celebrate our founder and live out her Girl Scouting
     dream at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp! All girls,             Learn all about archery equipment and
     troops, families, and friends are invited to spend the          maintenance and give back by helping keep GSCV’s
     evening ‘round the campfire roasting marshmallows,              archery equipment pristine. Participants in this
     singing Girl Scout songs, making SWAPS, and sharing             event will learn to re-string bows, repair broken
     sisterhood.                                                     arrows, and learn from the best about what it takes
                                                                     to run a Girl Scout archery program. This event
                                                                     is open to Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts,
                                                                     Troop Leaders, Volunteers, Alumni, and adult family
                                                                     members - all are invited to come out.
       Girl Scout Family Archery Day
          B       J       C       S       A
       Plus Adults, Parents, Siblings grade 2 or older
                                                                   Girl Scout Night at the Nutcracker
       November 3, 2018
                                                                    D       B       J       C       S       A
       8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
                                                       New
       10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
       12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                                                               !   December 16, 2018
                                                                   4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
       2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

       Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp                              Dominion Arts Center – The Carpenter Theatre
       Participant Cost: $10 (Maximum: 24)                         Cost: Reduced-rate Ticket Prices depend on seat
                                                                   location and date of purchase.
       Girl Scouts in grades 2-12 and their families are
       invited to practice archery at Pamunkey Ridge!              Enjoy a day with your Girl Scout family, friends, and
       This event is open to all Girl Scouts and Girl              favorite Sugar Plum Fairies at the Richmond Ballet’s
       Scout siblings in second grade or older. Girls and          rendition of the Nutcracker. Girl Scouts are invited to
       family members will learn the basics of archery             enjoy the show and participate in a special meet & greet
       and practice                                                with some of the cast and characters of The Nutcracker
       shooting on the                                             immediately following the performance. Girl Scouts
       range. Archery                                              and their families will have access to discounted tickets
       patches will be                                             for this timeless family classic. Tickets are on sale now
       provided to girl                                            and can be purchased through the Richmond Ballet Box
       participants.                                               Office or online using the provided private link. Updates
                                                                   will be posted in Friday News!




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Girl Scout Night at the Ballet –                                  Service Day at Pamunkey Ridge
Cinderella
                                                                   D       B       J       C       S       A
 D       B       J       C       S       A
                                                                  March 23, 2019
February 16, 2019                                                 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                  Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
Dominion Arts Center – The Carpenter Theatre                      Cost: FREE (Maximum:400)
Cost: Reduced-rate Ticket Prices depend on seat
                                                                  Spend the day at Camp Pamunkey Ridge working to make
location and date of purchase.
                                                                  camp as beautiful as it can be! Troops, family, and friends
Enjoy a day with your Girl Scout family, friends, and favorite    are invited to come to camp and help us clean up after a
Fairy Godmother at the Richmond Ballet’s rendition of             long winter season. There are lots of projects for us to do,
Cinderella. Girl Scouts are invited to enjoy the show and         so come prepared to work. All equipment will be provided,
participate in a special meet & greet with some of the cast       as well as breakfast and lunch. Girl Scouts will receive a
and characters of Cinderella immediately following the            Camp Pamunkey Ridge Service Day 2019 Patch.
performance. Girl Scouts and their families will have access
to discounted tickets for this classic. Tickets are on sale
now and can be purchased through the Richmond Ballet
Box Office or online using the provided private link. Updates       Service Day Girl Scout Troop
will be posted in Friday News!
                                                                    and Family Camp Out
                                                                       D       B       J       C       S       A
                                                                                                                       New
  Service Day Girl Scout Troop                                      March 29-30, 2019                                            !
  and Family Camp Out                                               6:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

                                                                    Camp Kittamaqund
     D       B       J       C       S       A       New            Cost: $5 per person (Maximum: 100)
  March 22-23, 2019
                                                              !
                                                                    Before we spend the day working to make camp
  6:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                             as beautiful as it can be, spend the night singing,
  Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp                                    playing, and making memories with your family! Girl
  Cost: $5 per person (Maximum: 200)                                Scout troops, families, and siblings ages 6 and older
                                                                    are invited to spend the night at Camp Kitty before
  Before we spend the day working to make camp as                   Service Day! That night, we’ll learn new nature games,
  beautiful as it can be, spend the night singing, playing,         sing songs, tell stories ‘round the campfire, and roast
  and making memories with your Girl Scout Troop,                   marshmallows. On Saturday morning, families will
  family and friends! Girl Scout troops, families, and              help us make needed improvements around camp.
  siblings ages 6 and older are invited to spend the night          There are lots of projects for us to do, so come
  at Camp Pamunkey Ridge before Service Day! Friday                 prepared to work. All equipment will be provided, as
  night, we’ll learn new nature games, sing songs, tell             well as breakfast and lunch. Girl Scouts will receive a
  stories ‘round the campfire, and roast marshmallows.              Camp Kittamaqund Service Day Patch. Platform tents
  On Saturday morning, troops and families will help                will be first come, first serve. Families are encouraged
  us make needed improvements around camp. There                    to bring their own tents.
  are lots of projects for us to do, so come prepared
  to work. All equipment will be provided, as well as
  breakfast and lunch. Girl Scouts will receive a Camp
  Pamunkey Ridge Service Day Patch. Families are
  encouraged to bring their own tents.




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Girl Scout Troop and Family Events

     Camp Kittamaqund Service Day                                   2019 Pamunkey Ridge Camp
                                                                    Open House
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                                                                     D    B     J    C      S   A
     March 30, 2019
     9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                          May 5, 2019
     Camp Kittamaqund                                               2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     Cost: FREE (Maximum: 200)                                      Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
     Spend the day at Camp Kitty working to make camp as            Cost: FREE (Maximum: 500)
     beautiful as ever! Troops, families, and friends are invited   Summer is right around the corner, and Pamunkey Ridge
     to come to camp and help us clean up after a long winter       Girl Scout Camp is ready for you! Visit Pamunkey Ridge
     season. There are lots of projects for us to do, so come       with your family to see what Girl Scout Camp is all about!
     prepared to work. All equipment will be provided, as           See where you’ll be sleeping, eating meals, and making
     well lunch. Girl Scouts will receive a Camp Kittamaqund        memories with new friends. Walk around camp to check
     Service Day 2019 Patch.                                        out the archery range, waterfront, arts and crafts, and
                                                                    especially the campfire. Ask your questions and learn
                                                                    what Girl Scout camp is all about. We’ll introduce you to
                                                                    our summer camp staff and give you a lay of the land
       Gold and Silver Award                                        so you’ll know everything you need to have a blast this
                                                                    summer!
       Recognition Ceremony
       Gold and Silver Award Girl Scouts
       and their families

       April 28, 2019                                               Opening Campfire
       2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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       Acca Shrine Center,                 Inspired
       Richmond, VA
       Cost: FREE                             Girl
                                           by a                     May 5, 2019
                                                                    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       (Maximum: 575)
                                                                    Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
       Calling all Gold and                                         Cost: FREE (Maximum: 2000)
       Silver Award Girl Scouts!
                                                                    It’s time to kick off summer and celebrate the beginning
       If you earned your Gold or
                                                                    of summer camp! All girls, troops, families, and friends
       Silver Award between April 2018 and March 1, 2019,
                                                                    are invited to spend the afternoon ‘round the campfire
       it is time to celebrate you! Join us at the Acca
                                                                    roasting marshmallows, singing Girl Scout songs, making
       Shrine Center to recognize the achievements and
                                                                    SWAPS, and sharing sisterhood. Together, we’ll wake
       impact Girl Scouts in the Commonwealth made
                                                                    up the forest and get her ready for another amazing
       in their communities this year and inspire us to
       continue to Take Action. Girls who attend will be            summer of camp memories.
       recognized on stage by our CEO and Board Chair
       with a reception to follow. Congratulations!




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Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea                                  Girl Scout Day at King’s Dominion
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June 2, 2019                                                   June 8, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.                                          King’s Dominion

Maymont Mansion                                                King’s Dominion is excited to host girls, families, and
Girl Cost: $25 (Girl Maximum: 25)                              friends at this special discounted day just for Girl
Adult Cost: $25 (Adult Maximum: 25)                            Scouts! Using our special Girl Scout promo code, Girl
                                                               Scout troops and families can enjoy a day at the park to
Dress up and celebrate the end of a great Girl Scouting        celebrate all of your achievements and the end of the Girl
year as elegant Victorian ladies welcome girls and their       Scout year. Closer to the event, discounted tickets and
mothers to a party full of fun and fashion. Discover           King’s Dominion Fun Patches can be purchased on the
traditions and clothing from the past as you explore the       King’s Dominion website.
Dooleys’ 1893 home, take a horse-drawn carriage ride
and enjoy an old-fashioned tea party. Girls will receive the
Maymont Patch.

                                                               Stellar Seller
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Girl Scout Night at the Diamond
                                                               June 9, 2019
 D    B     J    C      S    A                                 Time TBD

Date, Time, and Cost TBD                                       Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
                                                               Girl Cost: FREE
It’s the BEST night in Minor League Baseball! Girl             Adult Cost: FREE
Scouts, friends, and families are invited to cheer on
the Richmond Flying Squirrels at this signature event.         Calling all 2019 Stellar Sellers! We can’t wait to celebrate
Girl Scouts are invited to participate in the pre-game         your AMAZING accomplishment of selling 750+ packages
Girl Scout Parade around the field, troops and families        of Girl Scout Cookies this season! This event is all about
are invited to camp out on the field after the game,           you and your families. First, we’ll recognize you in a
and Cookie Bosses who sell 500+ packages of cookies            special ceremony, where you will receive all your 750+
will receive two tickets for free! Stay tuned for more         recognitions and 1000+ sellers will lay their personalized
information as we get closer to this event.                    bricks on the path at Cookie Lane. We’ll spend the rest
                                                               of the day with fun outdoor adventure activities, sweet
                                                               treats, and an exclusive sneak peek at the 2020 theme
                                                               and incentives.




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Events for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts
                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                              !
     Brownie Pets Badge                                          Early Bird Fly-In for
                                                                 Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors
      B
                                                                  D    B     J
     September 18, 2018
     December 13, 2019                                           September 29, 2018
     January 15, 2019                                            9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
     February 6, 2019                                            1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     March 19, 2019
     May 16, 2019                                                Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
     5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                                       Girl Cost: $5 (Girl Maximum: 300)
                                                                 Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 100)
     October 20, 2018
     2:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.                                        Fly into another FANTASTIC year of Girl Scouting with
                                                                 your Troop at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp! Be
     November 17, 2018                                           the FIRST to try out activities from the brand-new
     April 13, 2019                                              STEM badges, score points for your team during the
     9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                      camp-wide field games and invent a new type of
                                                                 S’More ‘round the campfire. You’ll have so much fun,
     Richmond SPCA                                               you’ll want to “tweet” about it later! This troop event is
     Weekend Events: Girl Cost $12, Adult Cost: $0               open to all Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops who had
     Weeknight Events: Girl Cost $14, Adult Cost: $2             at least five girls and two adults “Early Bird” between
     (Girl Maximum: 20) (Adult Maximum: 15)                      May 1, 2018 and June 15, 2018.
     Come visit the Richmond SPCA to learn everything you
     need to know about pet care. At this event, you’ll learn
     how to keep a pet comfy, practice different grooming        Early Bird Flight Night for
     techniques, and make toys to make the pets feel loved.      Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and
     Brownies will leave ready to care for pets big and small!
     Girls will earn and receive the Pets Badge. Weeknight
                                                                 Ambassadors
     event fees include pizza dinner and drinks.
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                                                                 September 29-30, 2018
                                                                 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.
     Junior Archery Day                                          Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
                                                                 Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 120)
      J                                                          Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 60)
     September 23, 2018                                          This Girl Scout year flew by! Celebrate signing up
     October 7, 2018                                             for your next year of adventures with your troop at
     April 13, 2019                                              an older girls-only overnight at Pamunkey Ridge Girl
     May 11, 2019                                                Scout Camp! Learn from female experts in flight about
     1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                       what it takes to break glass ceilings, play games and
                                                                 make SWAPS literally under the stars, and use your
     Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp                              experience to design a never-before-seen S’More
     Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 24)                           recipe. In the morning, we’ll ring in the new Girl Scout
     Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 24)                        Year before you Take Off! This troop event is open to
                                                                 all Junior, Cadette, Senior, and
     Girl Scout Juniors will practice archery on this special    Ambassador troops who
     archery day just for them. Girls will learn the basics of   had at least five girls and
     archery and practice shooting on the range. Archery         two adults “Early Bird”
     patches will be provided.                                   between May 1, 2018 and
                                                                 June 15, 2018.


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Bugs Badge Day                                                Brownie Archery Day
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October 6, 2018                                               October 7, 2018
December 1, 2018                                              April 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                        10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Twin Hickory                                                  Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
Recreation Center                                             Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 24)
Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 25)                             Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 24)
Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 5)
                                                              Girl Scout Brownies will learn new archery skills on this
Girl Scout Brownies will spend the day with educators         special day just for them. Girls will learn the basics of
at the Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District        archery and practice shooting on the range. Archery
learning about conservation and completing the                patches will be provided.
activities to earn the Bugs Badge. Girls will be indoors
and outdoors to get a true perspective of a bug, create
bug-inspired art, and learn what it’s like to be one of the
littlest creatures around.
                                                                Self Defense for Daisies
                                                                                                                    New
                                                                   D                                                      !
Get to Know Nuclear Engineering                                 October 8, 2018
                                                                March 18, 2019
with Dominion Energy                                            June 3, 2019
                                                                6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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                                                                Tactical Martial Arts
October 6, 2018                                                 Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 25)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                          Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25)
Dominion Innsbrook Facility                                     A Girl Scout will always do what’s right, which can
Girl Cost: $7                                                   sometimes mean standing up for herself or others.
(Girl Maximum: 100)                                             Daisies will learn from an 8th degree, Hall of Fame,
Adult Cost: FREE                                                Black Belt instructor about what bullying behavior
(Adult Maximum: 50)                                             looks like, what to do when someone is being
                                                                bullied, and will practice fun self-defense moves to
Earn the official American Nuclear Society Girl Scout
                                                                boost confidence.
patch with Dominion Energy and VCU School of
Engineering! This fantastic STEM program includes
hands-on activities and discussions with industry leaders
and VCU students. Topics for the day include the atom,
radiation, nuclear energy, constructing a cloud chamber,
and much more!




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Events for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts


       Eco Adventure Weekend                                          Self Defense for Brownies
                                                        New           and Juniors                                       New
          D   B     J    C                                        !                                                              !
                                                                       B     J
       October 12-13, 2018
       6:00 p.m. Friday to 12:00 p.m. Saturday                        October 15, 2018
       Daisy Day: October 13, 2018                                    December 3, 2018
       9 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                               January 28, 2019
                                                                      February 25, 2019
       October 13, 2018 – October 14, 2018                            March 11, 2019
       6:00 p.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday                        April 29, 2019
                                                                      May 20, 2019
       Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp                                 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
       Girl Cost: $35 (Girl Maximum: 120)
       Adult Cost: $15 (Adult Maximum: 60)                            Tactical Martial Arts
       Daisy Day Cost: $10                                            Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 25)
                                                                      Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25)
       Do you love the outdoors? Join us at Pamunkey Ridge
       Girl Scout Camp to earn the NEW Eco badge for your             Girl Scouts know that sometimes they have to be
       level at our Eco Adventure Weekend!                            courageous and strong when their peers are in
       Connect with the earth as you learn                            trouble. At this event, Brownies and Juniors will
       about environmental stewardship,                               learn from an 8th degree, Hall of Fame, Black Belt
       leave no trace, and how to make a                              instructor about what bullying behavior looks like,
       difference in nature. Badges will be                           what to do when someone is being bullied, and the
       provided at the event.                                         best ways to defend themselves against physical
                                                                      bullying behavior. Girls will practice fun self-defense
                                                                      moves that will increase confidence and get them
                                                                      moving.
     Daisies Care About Animals
      D
     October 13, 2018
                                                                      Daisy Board Game                                  New
     April 13, 2019                                                   Design Challenge                                           !
     2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                                                       D
     December 6, 2018
     February 13, 2019                                                Fall: October 20, 2018
     May 14, 2019                                                     Spring: May 4, 2019
     5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                            10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
                                                                      12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     Richmond SPCA
     Weekend Events: Girl Cost $7, Adult Cost: FREE                   Children’s Museum of Richmond
     Weeknight Events: Girl Cost $9, Adult Cost: $2                   Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 25)
     (Girl Maximum: 30) (Adult Maximum: 20)                           Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 25)

     Whether your troop wants to jump-start the 3 Cheers for          Daisies will become engineers as they use their
     Animals Journey, or you just want to visit a wagging tail,       imaginations to solve problems and create new
     come visit the Richmond SPCA to learn all about animal           products. Girls will design, build, and test a spinning
     care! Daisies will discover what animals need to stay            piece for their own board game and invent the rules,
     healthy and do their part to keep them happy. Weeknight          prizes, and strategies to go along with it. Daisies will
     event fees include pizza dinner and drinks.                      earn their Board Game Design Challenge Badge, play
                                                                      their board games with their Girl Scout sisters, and
                                                                      have the opportunity to explore the museum.

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Camp Out at Maymont
                                                                 Outdoor Explorers
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                                                                 Badge Day                                        New
October 20-21, 2018                                                                                                        !
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.                                             D    B     J     C     S    A
Maymont Grounds                                                  November 3, 2018
Girl Cost: $40 (Girl Maximum: 100)                               1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Adult Cost: $20 (Adult Maximum: 20)
                                                                 Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
There’s no need to be afraid of the dark! Maymont’s              Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 100)
beautiful grounds come alive at night with nocturnal             Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 50)
noises and starry skies. Tune in your senses and practice
being a night-time prowler. Participants can expect to go        Explore Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp and
on a night hike, meet animals, and learn Leave No Trace          uncover her secrets! Before we settle down for
camping practices.                                               Juliette Low Birthday Campfire, we’ll spend the day
                                                                 searching for treasure, learning clues from nature,
                                                                 and going on the best adventures yet! Daisies will
                                                                 earn a scavenger hunt fun patch, Brownies will earn
Brownie Badge Lock In                                            Letterboxer, Juniors will earn Geocacher, Cadettes
                                                                 will earn Trailblazing, Seniors will earn Paddling, and
 B                                                               Ambassadors will earn Ultimate Outdoor Recreation
                                                                 Challenge.
Fall: October 26-27, 2018
Spring: May 18-19, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Children’s Museum of Richmond
Girl Cost: $50 (Girl Maximum: 50)
Adult Cost: $20 (Adult Maximum: 40)

Brownies will spend the night with their friends at the
coolest sleepover ever! Girls and their adults will get
exclusive nighttime access to the Children’s Museum of
Richmond, where they’ll earn the Home Scientist and
Potter Badges on one night, explore the museum, and
enjoy a snack before bed.
                                                            Animal Habitats Badge Day
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                                                            November 3, 2018
                                                            March 2, 2019
                                                            9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                                                            Twin Hickory Recreation Center
                                                            Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 25)
                                                            Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 5)

                                                            Junior Girl Scouts will spend the day with professionals
                                                            at Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District earning
                                                            the Animal Habitats Badge. Girls will explore local and
                                                            endangered habitats, learn about conservation, and
                                                            discover new ways they can help. Juniors will come as
                                                            animal lovers and leave as animal advocates!

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                                                        New
       Brownie Making Games                                       !   Maggie Walker’s Jr. Rangers
          B                                                            D    B     J    C      S   A
       November 10, 2018                                              November 10, 2018
       10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                        December 12, 2018
       12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                         March 9, 2019
                                                                      April 27, 2019
       Children’s Museum                                              10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
       of Fredericksburg                                              2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
       Girl Cost: $15
       (Girl Maximum: 50)                                             Maggie Walker National Historical Site
       Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 40)                             Girl Cost: $3 (Girl Maximum: 20)
                                                                      Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 20)
       When you’re a Brownie, you see games everywhere!
       Girls will use their imaginations to invent new                Maggie L. Walker devoted her life to civil rights
       games they can play with friends or change the                 advancement, economic empowerment, and educational
       games they love to add new challenges. They will go            opportunities for African Americans and women.
       on a scavenger hunt, create new sports, and best               Ms. Walker was also instrumental in helping create the
       of all, share the fun with their Girl Scout sisters.           first African American Girl Scout Troop in the South, right
       Brownies will earn their Making Games Badge and                here in our council! Girl Scouts will explore the story of
       have the opportunity to explore the museum.                    Maggie Walker and learn more about her life and local
                                                                      Girl Scout history. Girls will take action on a series of
                                                                      hands-on activities and take home the Maggie Walker Jr.
                                                                      Ranger Patch.
     Manners That Shine
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     November 10, 2018
                                                                      My Family Story
     2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                             B
     Maymont Garden Hall
                                                                      November 11, 2018
     Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 42)
                                                                      1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 10)
                                                                      The Valentine
     Using nice manners is one of the best ways to show
                                                                      Girl Cost: $12 Girl Maximum: 50
     respect for others and build confidence to handle life’s
                                                                      Adult Cost: $2 Adult Maximum: 20
     challenging situations. Brownies and Juniors will practice
     introducing themselves, writing thank you notes, using           Discover Richmond traditions and heirlooms while
     good telephone manners, and being a great guest and              exploring your own family story. Visit the galleries and
     host. Girls will put all their new skills into action at a       learn about the women and girls who called Richmond
     fun tea party at the end! Brownies will earn the Making          home, play games from the past and create your own
     Friends badge and Juniors will earn the Social Butterfly         family tree. Brownies will earn the My Family Story Badge.
     badge.




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New                                                             New
Think Like a Programmer                                  !        Brownie Making Games                                   !
 D    B                                                            B
Fall: November 17, 2018                                           December 15, 2018
Spring: March 30, 2019                                            April 27, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                            10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                                            12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Children’s Museum of Richmond                                     Children’s Museum
Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 25)                                 of Richmond
Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 25)                                Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 50)
                                                                  Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 40)
Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies will learn to think
like computer programmers and practice solving                    When you’re a Brownie, you see games everywhere!
problems by breaking them down into smaller                       Girls will use their imaginations to invent new
pieces. Using art and movement, girls will explore                games they can play with friends or change the
binary code and the important roles coding plays in               games they love to add new challenges. They will go
our life. Participants will earn and receive the first            on a scavenger hunt, create new sports, and best
award in the Think Like a Programmer Journey, and                 of all, share the fun with their Girl Scout sisters.
can design and implement a Take Action Project                    Brownies will earn their Making Games Badge and
with their troop to complete the Journey entirely.                have the opportunity to explore the museum.




                                                             Playing in the Past
                                                              J
                                                             January 13, 2019
Think Like a Programmer                                      1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 D    B                                                      The Valentine
                                                             Girl Cost: $12 (Girl Maximum: 50)
December 1, 2018                                             Adult Cost: $2 (Adult Maximum: 20)
March 23, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                       Experience what life was like for women and girls in
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                                       the 1800’s! Explore the Valentine’s 1812 Wickham House
                                                             to learn about the daily lives of the girls who called
Children’s Museum of Fredericksburg                          Richmond home and practice some of the activities they
Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 50)                            did. Juniors will earn the Playing the Past Badge.
Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 50)

Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies will learn to think
like computer programmers and practice solving
problems by breaking them down into smaller
pieces. Using art and movement, girls will explore
binary code and the important roles coding plays in
our life. Participants will earn and receive the first
award in the Think Like a Programmer Journey, and
can design and implement a Take Action Project
with their troop to complete the Journey entirely.



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Events for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts

     Daisy Financial                                               Winter Survivor Adventure
     Literacy Badge Day                                            Weekend
      D                                                             J    C     S     A
     January 16, 2019                                              January 19-20, 2019
     6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                                         3:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.
     Virginia Credit Union Boulder Office
                                                                   Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
     January 19, 2019                                              Girl Cost: $25 Girl Maximum: 80
     9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                        Adult Cost: $10 Adult Maximum: 30
     Fredericksburg
                                                                   This weekend is for the Girl Scout who wants to face
     Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 55)                             challenges, seek higher adventures, and take her survival
     Adult Cost: FREE                                              into her own hands at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp.
                                                                   Camping in the summertime is a breeze, but camping
     Daisies will become Money Managers with the                   in the winter presents new experiences and requires
     professionals at Virginia Credit Union. Girls will learn      different skillsets. During this one winter night, girls will
     hands-on about the value of coins, explore their needs        cook their own dinners over the campfire, learn winter
     versus their wants, and will learn how much it costs to       survival techniques in the forest, and come together as a
     have a day of fun. Daisies will earn their Money Counts       team through challenges, games, and hands-on activities.
     and Making Choices Leaves at this event.                      A winter camping fun patch will be included at this event.




     Brownie Financial                                             Junior & Cadette Financial
     Literacy Badge Day                                            Literacy Badge Day
      B                                                             J    C
     January 23, 2019                                              January 30, 2019
     6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                                         6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
     Virginia Credit Union                                         Virginia Credit Union Boulder Office
     Boulder Office
                                                                   January 19, 2019
     January 19, 2019                                              12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
     9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                        Fredericksburg
     Fredericksburg
                                                                   Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 50)
     Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 65)                             Adult Cost: FREE
     Adult Cost: FREE
                                                                   Juniors and Cadettes will become master decision
     Brownies will master their Money Management Skills            makers with the professionals at Virginia Credit Union.
     and learn all about the customer experience with the          Girls will discover their values, needs and wants, learn
     professionals at Virginia Credit Union. Girls will practice   what it takes to run a business while exploring their
     handling money and working with customers hands-on            future goals, and create a budget
     while they “shop” for the things they need and want,          to make it all possible. Juniors
     learn to accept cash and make change, and role play           will earn the Business Owner
     the best customer interactions – just in time for Cookie      and Savvy Shopper badges.
     Season! Brownies will earn the Meet My Customers and
     Money Manager badges.




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Ladylike                                                                                                         New
                                                               Daisy Board Game                                          !
 J    C                                                        Design Challenge
February 10, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                                                                  D

The Valentine                                                  March 9, 2019
Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 50)                              10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Adult Cost: $2 (Adult Maximum: 20)                             12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Explore the lives of Richmond’s historic women and             Children’s Museum of
learn how the etiquette, attributes and causes of women        Fredericksburg
evolved from 1820-present. Richmonders Elizabeth Van           Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 25)
Lew, Maggie Walker, Lila Meade Valentine and others will       Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 20)
be discussed. All girls will receive a Valentine Museum        Daisies will become engineers as they use their
patch.                                                         imaginations to solve problems and create new
                                                               products. Girls will design, build, and test a spinning
                                                               piece for their own board game and invent the
                                                               rules, prizes, and strategies to go along with it.
Animal Habitats Badge Day                                      Daisies will earn their Board Game Design Challenge
                                                               Badge, play their board games with their Girl Scout
 J                                                             sisters, and have the opportunity to explore the
                                                               museum.
March 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Maymont Grounds, Farm
Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 100)                           Zoologist
Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 20)
                                                              D       B   J   C      S   A
Why do we study habitats? Because they are part of an
animal’s survival! Explore Maymont’s grounds and Virginia    March 9, 2019
habitats where many species of wildlife call home.           1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Participants can expect to investigate wild animals, their
habitats, and learn how to protect these special places.     Maymont Nature Center, Grounds, Farm
They will even create their own                              Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 100)
animal house! Juniors attending                              Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 20)
this event will earn and receive                             Everyone loves animals, but they require a lot of care!
the Animal Habitats Badge.                                   Become an animal keeper and practice some of
                                                             their skills to provide TLC for Maymont’s inhabitants.
                                                             Participants can expect to watch an animal feeding,
                                                             create a craft, and interact with animals.




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                                                         New
       Art in the Outdoors                                         !   A Sister to Every Girl Scout
       Adventure Weekend                                                D
          D       B       J       C       S   A                        April 14, 2019
                                                                       1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
       March 15-16, 2019
       6:00 p.m. Friday – 12:00 p.m. Saturday
                                                                       The Valentine
                                                                       Girl Cost: $12
       Daisy Day: March 16, 2019
                                                                       (Girl Maximum: 50)
       9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                                                                       Adult Cost: $5
                                                                       (Adult Maximum: 20)
       March 16-17, 2019
       6:00 p.m. Saturday – 12:00 p.m. Sunday
                                                                       Embrace the similarities and differences between girls
                                                                       by learning about girls of varying backgrounds and
       Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp                                  experiences from history and today. Learn what it means
       Girl Cost: $35 (Girl Maximum: 120)                              to be a “sister” to the girls that you know, and share
       Adult Cost: $15 (Adult Maximum: 60)                             sisterhood with other Girl Scouts. This event will fulfill
       Daisy Cost: $10                                                 all the requirements of the Daisy Vi Petal – Be a Sister to
                                                                       Every Girl Scout.
       Combine your love of nature with
       your love of the arts! Join us at
       Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
       to earn the Outdoor Artist badge
       for your level at our Outdoor                                     Think Like an Engineer
       Artist Adventure Weekend! Make                                    Adventure Weekend
       beautiful art creations at this
       hands-on weekend as you try new art mediums                          B   J     C    S      A
       and become inspired by the beauty of nature.
                                                                                                                           New
       Badges will be provided at the event.                             May 4-5, 2019
                                                                         4:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                     !
                                                                         Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp
     Girl Scout Day at the Virginia                                      Girl Cost: $35 (Girl Maximum: 120)
     War Memorial                                                        Adult Cost: $15 (Adult Maximum: 60)

      B       J       C       S       A                                  Earn the Think Like an Engineer Journey with your
                                                                         Girl Scout sisters! Join us at Pamunkey Ridge Girl
     March 23, 2019
                                                                         Scout Camp to earn both awards of the Think
     8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                                                                         Like an Engineer Journey by creating models and
                                                                         prototypes of machines designed to solve world
     The Virginia War Memorial                                           problems, working as a team to identify solutions,
     Girl Cost: $5 Girl Maximum: 60                                      and taking action to spread awareness about
     Adult Cost: $2 Adult Maximum: 35                                    women in the engineering world. This overnight
                                                                         event is for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes,
     The Virginia War Memorial honors all Virginia veterans,             Seniors, and Ambassadors. Journey Awards will be
     but those who were killed in action during World War II,            provided at the event.
     Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War are particularly
     honored in the Memorial’s Shrine of Memory. Spend the
     morning at the memorial participating in a scavenger
     hunt, joining in a World War II decoding activity, learning
     about the STEM principles used in war by making slime,
     and learn about women’s roles in the military. Each girl
     will leave with a Virginia War Memorial patch.

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Water Drop                                                    Girl Scout Legislative Day
                                                              for Juniors
 D    B     J    C      S   A
                                                              J
May 11, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                         May 16, 2019
                                                              Time TBD
Maymont Nature Center, Grounds
Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 100)                            The Virginia Capitol
Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 20)                            Girl Cost: $5 (Girl Maximum: 50)
                                                              Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25)
Water is so important to our way of life. At this event,
girls will investigate a freshwater creek and learn the       Spend the day at the Virginia State Capitol to get an
importance of watery habitats, pollution, and how we          inside look at the rich history of our state and how the
depend on water bodies! Participants can expect to            Virginia Legislature functions today. This important
conduct water quality testing, dip-netting, and interacting   program includes a tour of the Capitol building and halls
with creek critters.                                          designed by Thomas Jefferson, a mock vote in the real
                                                              House Chambers, and NEW this year! Join the Center
                                                              for Public Policy at VCU’s Wilder School for hands-on
                                                              practice in creating a bill. Learn how to create change
Bugs Badge Day                                                in your community by identifying a problem, drafting a
                                                              bill, determining how to gain support and funding, and
B                                                             coming to an agreement. You’ll learn how important it
                                                              is to be civically engaged and might find out that Public
May 11, 2019                                                  Service is for you! Girls will go home with a Legislative
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                       Day 2019 Patch.

Maymont Nature Center, Grounds
Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 100)
Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 20)

What’s all the buzz about bugs? Bugs help us in lots of
cool ways because they do so much! We will learn about
the different characteristics of insects, their habits, and
their influence on our ecosystem. Participants can expect
to explore bug homes, identify bug species on Maymont’s
grounds, and create beautiful bug crafts. Brownies
attending this event will meet all the requirements of the
Bugs Badge.




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The C, S, A Corner


     Leadership Opportunities and Experiences
     Just for Girl Scout Teens!

       The GAB Program – Green Aide Brigade
       For girls who have completed their PA, CIT, LIT, or VIT:

       Join an elite team of teen Girl Scouts who are trained and trusted to facilitate activities at Girl
       Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia program events. Through the GAB Program, teens
       will learn vital life skills such as decision making and flexibility while being mentored by peers
       and GSCV program staff. When girls join the GAB ranks, they will outline their leadership
       goals for the year and work one-on-one with mentors to achieve them. GABs will also make
       unforgettable memories as they bond with girls their age across the Commonwealth. Active
       GABs will easily earn their Service to Girl Scouting Bar and hours of community service for
       school or extracurricular awards.

       Girls interested in becoming a GAB should email gshelper@comgirlscouts.org with the
       subject line “GAB Application.” The email should include the girl’s name, grade, primary email
       contact, a list of three personal or professional goals they are working toward, and a paragraph
       on why they want to be a GAB. Girls are invited to apply any time throughout the year.

       GABs will be invited to spend the night at camp during overnight program weekends to help set
       up activities and meals. We can’t wait to grow with you!




       Don’t Miss 2019                                   Going for Gold?
       Destinations!                                     Determined to achieve Silver?
       Did you know that you                             The Girl Scout Gold Award and Silver Award
       can travel all over the                           are the highest Awards in Girl Scouting and
       country AND the world                             are unlike any experience you’ve had so far!
       on exclusive trips just                           Learn everything you need to know about
       for Girl Scouts? Girl                             the Gold and Silver Awards at a Highest
       Scout Destinations is the                         Award Workshop, held the last Thursday of
       best kept secret in the                           each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. In this
       movement! Check out                               interactive workshop, girls learn the project
       www.girlscouts.org/                               process, expectations, and take part in
       destinations to see which                         hands-on exercises to get inspired and take
       trips are in the works. First                     the next steps. Gold Award Girls can start
       round applications are                            brainstorming now by creating an account at
       due to council November                           www.girlscouts.org/gogoldonline.
       15, 2018. Partial Financial
       Assistance is available.



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Events for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Level 1 Archery Training                                     Cadette Archery Day
 A                                                            C
Plus Adults                                                  September 23, 2018
                                                             May 11, 2019
September 8, 2018                                            9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
October 20, 2018
February 23, 2019                                            Pamunkey Ridge
March 16, 2019                                               Girl Scout Camp
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                        Girl Cost: $15
                                                             (Girl Maximum: 24)
Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp                               Adult Cost: FREE
Cost: $40 (Maximum: 14)
                                                             Girl Scout Cadettes will earn the
Archery is a Girl Scout pastime and a confidence             archery badge on this special archery
boosting experience for girls. By taking the Level 1         day just for them. Girls will discover more
Archery training, you are becoming a certified archery       about the equipment used in archery, practice
instructor and are able to bring this experience to girls    shooting on and off the range, and create
in your troop, service unit, or for special events! This     a solo or group archery challenge to master. Archery
training is open to adults and Girl Scout Ambassadors        Badges will be provided at this event.
ages 15 and older. Girls under 18 years of age who
become certified will be able to lead archery instruction
with girls and will need to have a certified adult on site
with them. The program fee for this event includes
the official USA Archery training manual, course, and
supplies.




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Events for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

                                                       New
      Women’s Self Defense                                    !     Early Bird Flight Night for
                                                                    Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and
       C    S     A                                                 Ambassadors
      September 24, 2018
      October 29, 2018
                                                                       J       C       S   A
      November 12, 2018                                             September 29-30, 2018
      January 7, 2019                                               6:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.
      February 11, 2019
      March 25, 2019                                                Pamunkey Ridge
                                                                                                                    New
      April 8, 2019
      May 6, 2019
                                                                    Girl Scout Camp
                                                                    Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 120)                         !
      6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                         Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 60)
      Tactical Martial Arts                                         This Girl Scout year flew by! Celebrate signing up
      Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 25)                             for your next year of adventures with your troop at
      Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25)                          an older girls-only overnight at Pamunkey Ridge Girl
                                                                    Scout Camp! Learn from female experts in flight about
      Come and learn fun and exciting self-defense                  what it takes to break glass ceilings, play games and
      training with an 8th degree, Hall of Fame, Black Belt         make SWAPS literally under the stars, and use your
      instructor. Requested by the GSCV Teen Advisory               experience to design a never-before-seen S’More
      Board, girls will practice defending themselves               recipe. In the morning, we’ll ring in the new Girl Scout
      against the five most common ways women are                   Year before you Take Off! This troop event is open to
      approached by aggressors. Girls will learn how to             all Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops
      take their safety into their own hands and leave              who had at least five girls and two adults “Early Bird”
      with the confidence knowing they have the skills to           between May 1, 2018 and June 15, 2018.
      defend themselves.




                                                                  Highest Awards Workshops
                                                                   C       S       A
                                                                  The Last Thursday of each month
                                                                  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

                                                                  Locations Vary
                                                                  Cost: FREE
                                                                  Maximum: 35

                                                                  Girls interested in earning the Girl Scout Silver Award
                                                                  or Girl Scout Gold Award can attend this interactive
                                                                  workshop to learn everything they need to know about
                                                                  the process, award requirements, and how to get started
                                                                  on the highest awards in Girl Scouting. Workshops will
                                                                  often take place at the GSCV Office in Richmond, but
                                                                  locations do vary, so please check COMAR.




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New
Healthy Relationships Patch Program                                                                                                  !
Inspired by the GSCV Teen Advisory Board, this four-part series led by local professionals will support teen girls as
they navigate new social situations, peer pressures, and discover their values. Girls can attend each session for the full
experience or just sessions that pique their interests. Girls will receive the primary Healthy Relationships Series patch in the
introductory session and can add individual session patches to the primary patch as they attend more sessions. Workshops
will cover general themes, but girls will guide discussions and brainstorm solutions with peers and peer instructors.

Healthy Relationships Patch Program:                                  Healthy Relationships Patch Program:
Relationships 101                                                     Relationships 201:
                                                                      Don’t Assume
 C     S    A
                                                                        C    S     A
September 22, 2018
10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.                                                February 9, 2019
Redeemer Lutheran Church                                              10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
January 13, 2019                                                      Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                                                 Girl Cost: $5 (Girl Maximum: 25)
Henrico Location TBD                                                  Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25)
Girl Cost: $5 (Girl Maximum: 25)                                      In this session, girls will take part in hands-on activities
Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25)                                  to discover how communication affects relationships
In an interactive environment, girls will explore their               and how lack of communication makes them feel.
relationships with others and discover tools to practice              Girls will explore the concepts of assumption, consent,
healthy relationships of all kinds. Learn how to spot red             and verbal versus nonverbal communication to learn
flags in an unhealthy relationship and advocate for yourself          to communicate more effectively. Girls will receive
and your friends. In this session, girls will receive the             the Don’t Assume Heart patch to add to their primary
primary Healthy Relationships Series patch, and later add             Healthy Relationships patch.
subsequent series patches by attending the 201 sessions.


Healthy Relationships Patch Program:                                  Healthy Relationships Patch Program:
Relationships 201:                                                    Relationships 201:
Being an Upstanding Friend                                            Teen Talk Tech
 C     S    A                                                           C    S     A
November 10, 2018                                                     April 14, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                               4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Henrico Location TBD                                                  YWCA Richmond
Girl Cost: $5 (Girl Maximum: 25)                                      Girl Cost: $5 (Girl Maximum: 25)
Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25)                                  Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25)

In this interactive session, girls will take a closer look            Through interactive activities, girls will gain a
into navigating unhealthy relationships. Teens will learn             personalized understanding about how they use
to recognize healthy versus unhealthy versus potentially              technology in their relationships. In this session,
dangerous relationships in their friends and develop plans            girls will develop an individual plan about how to
to intervene in positive, safe ways. Girls will receive the           incorporate safety into their technology use and how
Upstanding Friend Heart patch to add to their primary                 to talk to their parents and caregivers about their
Healthy Relationships patch.                                          plans. Girls will receive the Teens Talk Tech Heart patch
                                                                      to add to their primary Healthy Relationships patch.

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