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 of girls! The 2018-2019 Program Events and Activities Guide is your guide to Girl Scout events and opportunities designed to create girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We encourage you to sign girls up for as many experiences as they are interested in. The more new things girls try, the more likely they are to discover what they’re really good at and use it to help others.

As you look through the pages of this year’s guide, you will discover inspirational and educational adventures available to girls and learning opportunities for adults. Then, visit comgirlscouts.org and log onto COMAR to sign up! If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Contact us at gshelper@comgirlscouts.org. Together we unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™! 2

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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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What do we need to know about Girl Scout events? Girl Scout events are designed to help girls at all levels discover new things, connect with other girls, and take action in their communities. The final result...girls gain leadership skills without even knowing it. About our events:
  • All Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia (GSCV) sponsored events are fun, interactive, held to the highest standards, and developed to meet the needs of all girls.
  • Events are facilitated by staff, volunteers, community partners, and/or girls.
  • Girl Scout troops have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun, engaging, and educational events together.
  • Girls can also choose to make new friends by attending individually with an adult chaperone. What are the best events to attend? It all starts with the girl. Make sure to include girls in the process. Discuss their personal tastes and preferences, check schedules, and review costs... and then let the girls choose. This is the girl-led process in action. When does registration open? Saturday, August 11 at 11:59pm When does registration close? If space is still available, and unless noted otherwise, registration will close one week prior to the start date of an event. Tips and FAQs 4
Program Events & Activities Guide 2018-2019

Will I receive a confirmation? Registration confirmations are emailed automatically after event purchases, and reminder emails are sent approximately five days prior to events. The adult who registered for the event will receive the confirmation. In the case of troop registrations, the adult who registered the girl(s) is responsible for sharing the confirmation with all registrants along with any additional information specific to the troop’s coordination of attending the event. Do Girl Scout volunteers need to be registered members?

Adults volunteering at Girl Scout events are required to be registered with Girl Scouts of the USA as an adult member. Safety is our number one priority. We can ensure the safety of all Girl Scouts and Girl Scout volunteers only when adults become registered members and complete the required background check. What is the cancellation policy? 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. What is expected of troop leaders and adults who attend?

Troop leaders are responsible for obtaining permission slips and for meeting Safety Activity Checkpoints adult-to-girl ratios for the event. Attending adults are expected to assist the event staff and girls as needed and to ensure appropriate girl behavior. How many adults can we bring to overnight events? Bed space is limited. Troops should only register the required number of adults to meet Safety Activity Checkpoints. Any additional adults wishing to attend should contact gshelper@comgirlscouts.org a minimum of two weeks prior to the event to check availability.

Up to 4 weeks prior to the event Cancellations can be transferred to a future event at the time of cancellation.

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

Program Events & Activities Guide 2018-2019

How to Register HOW TO REGISTER ON COMAR STEP 1: SIGN IN STEP 2: SHOP! STEP 3: PURCHASE 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 helpdesk at GShelper@comgirlscouts.org. 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! Make the purchase to secure your spot – and keep an eye on the girl/adult ratios! Most purchases require participants to be currently registered members.

Log in to MY GS, or contact the helpdesk to renew your membership.

Questions? Contact GShelper@comgirlscouts.org or 804.746.0590 x 316. 5 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 Desk at gshelper@comgirlscouts.org. Most purchases require participants to be currently registered members. Log in to MY GS or contact the GSCV Help Desk to renew your membership. 6

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Combining this Guide with the VTK makes for an UNSTOPPABLE Year! You can:
  • Access Journey and petal and badge troop meeting plans
  • See step-by-step activity guides for each troop meeting
  • Manage renewals for both girls and adults
  • Email parents with a single click
  • Share troop meeting activities with parents
  • Record troop finances and girls’ meeting attendance
  • Log girls’ petal/badge and Journey achievements
  • Add events and your own troop activities Fully customizable, the Volunteer Toolkit is digitally responsive so you can plan and prepare practically anywhere.
  • The Volunteer Toolkit: Your Digital Troop Assistant! The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) gives you program content and other resources to manage your troop planning all year long—and keep it going smoothly! What volunteers are saying: “I like that there are meeting plans and schedules to follow. I also like being able to keep track of the patches my girls earn. The ‘my troop’ feature that allows me to email all of the parents at once is great, too—I use that a lot.” WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER TOOLKIT? JUST SIGN IN AT WWW.COMGIRLSCOUTS.ORG, CLICK MY GS AND CHECK IT OUT! The Volunteer Toolkit contains program and meeting plans for K-5 (Daisy, Brownie, Junior and K-5 multi-level). Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops have access to features including the troop roster, troop finances, national resources, and all K-5 program content (if needed for working with younger troops). View, edit, and print your troop roster You can:
  • Access Journey and petal and badge troop meeting plans
  • See step-by-step activity guides for each troop meeting
  • Manage renewals for both girls and adults
  • Email parents with a single click
  • Share troop meeting activities with parents
  • Record troop finances and girls’ meeting attendance
  • Log girls’ petal/badge and Journey achievements
  • Add events and your own troop activities Fully customizable, the Volunteer Toolkit is digitally responsive so you can plan and prepare practically anywhere.

The Volunteer Toolkit: Your Digital Troop Assistant! The Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) gives you program content and other resources to manage your troop planning all year long—and keep it going smoothly! What volunteers are saying: “I like that there are meeting plans and schedules to follow. I also like being able to keep track of the patches my girls earn. The ‘my troop’ feature that allows me to email all of the parents at once is great, too—I use that a lot.” WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER TOOLKIT? JUST SIGN IN AT WWW.COMGIRLSCOUTS.ORG, CLICK MY GS AND CHECK IT OUT! The Volunteer Toolkit contains program and meeting plans for K-5 (Daisy, Brownie, Junior and K-5 multi-level).

Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops have access to features including the troop roster, troop finances, national resources, and all K-5 program content (if needed for working with younger troops). View, edit, and print your troop roster New!

  • AND New this year!
  • Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador content and troop access!
  • Three new Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Journeys INCLUDING the Outdoor Journey
  • The new “Explore” tab lets you select your own Tracks to jump start the year and plan for your troop
  • 30 new badges including Cybersecurity (DBJ), Space Science (DBJ), Robotics (CSA), Environmental Stewardship (DBJCSA), and College Knowledge! (A) You can:
  • Access Journey and petal and badge troop meeting plans
  • See step-by-step activity guides for each troop meeting
  • View, edit, and print your troop roster
  • Manage renewals for both girls and adults
  • Email parents with a single click
  • Share troop meeting activities with parents
  • Record troop finances and girls’ meeting attendance
  • Log girls’ petal/badge and Journey achievements
  • Add events and your own troop activities 7
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Fall Product Program Aug 4 Order Taking begins in person and online! Oct 9 All orders due in UNIFY 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 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 rewards! 8

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As Troop Leaders, you know the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the most popular activity, and for good reason. When a Girl Scout participates in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, she’s doing more than handing customers a package of cookies. She’s creating a plan, interacting with clients, and working as part of a team. She’s building a lifetime of skills and confidence. GSUSA research shows successful troops have a Troop Cookie Manager to support the Troop Leader during the cookie program. Bring your Troop Cookie Manager to training in December to ensure your girls are prepared to set and achieve their goals.

Jan 2 Order taking begins Jan 28 Troop orders due in ABCSmartcookies.com Feb 11, Traditional and rural deliveries 12 & 13 Feb 14 Fredericksburg Drive-Thru Feb 15 Richmond Drive-Thru Feb 16 Chesterfield Drive-Thru Mar 27 Troop Recognition orders due in ABCSmartcookies.com April 26 Beginning of recognition deliveries The Girl Scout Cookie Program 9

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8 Level 1 Archery Training 18 Brownie Pets Badge 23 Cadette Archery Day 23 Junior Archery Day 22 Healthy Relationships: 101 24 Women’s Self Defense 27 Highest Awards Workshop 29 Early Bird Fly-In 29-30 Early Bird Flight Night 6 Bugs Badge Day 6 Get to Know Nuclear 7 Junior Archery Day 7 Brownie Archery Day 8 Think Like an Engineer Journey Day 8 Self Defense for Daisies 12-14 Eco Adventure Weekend 13 Daisies Care About Animals 15 Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors 19-20 Night Owl Camp Out 20 Level 1 Archery Training 20 Daisies Board Game Design Challenge 20 Brownie Pets Badge 20-21 Outdoor Training Extravaganza!

20-21 Camp Out at Maymont 21 Program Aide Training 21 Book Artist 25 Highest Awards Workshop 26-28 Alum Weekend 26-27 Brownie Badge Lock-In Sleepover 29 Women’s Self Defense 3 Juliette Low Birthday Campfire 3 Outdoor Explorers Badge Day 3 Family Archery Day 3 Animal Habitats Badge Day 5 Car Care Clinic (Fredericksburg) 8 Car Care Clinic (Richmond) 10 Brownies Making Games (Fredericksburg) 10 Manners that Shine 10 Maggie Walker’s Jr. Rangers 10 Healthy Relationships 201: Upstanding Friend 11 My Family Story 12 Women’s Self Defense 17 Archery Repair and Maintenance 17 Think Like a Programmer 17 Brownie Pets Badge 29 Highest Awards Workshop 1 Think Like a Programmer (Fredericksburg) 1 Bugs Badge Day 1, 2, 4, Cookie Training 6, 10, 11 Cookie Training 3 Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors 6 Daisies Care About Animals 12 Maggie Walker’s Jr.

Rangers 13 Brownie Pets Badge 15 Brownies Making Games 16 Girl Scout Night at the Nutcracker 2 Cookie Program Begins 7 Women’s Self Defense 12 Program Aide Training 13 Playing in the Past 13 Healthy Relationships 101 15 Brownie Pets Badge 16 Daisy Financial Literacy Badge Day 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 A Quick Look at the 2018-2019 Girl Scout Year September November December January October 10

6 Brownie Pets Badge 9 Healthy Relationships 201: Don’t Assume 10 Ladylike 11 Women’s Self Defense 13 Daisies Care About Animals 16 Girl Scout Night at the Ballet - Cinderella 23 Level 1 Archery Training 25 Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors 28 Highest Awards Workshop 2 Animal Habitats Badge Day 9 Zoologist 9 Animal Habitats Badge Day 9 Daisy Board Game Design Challenge (Fredericksburg) 9 Maggie Walker’s Jr. Rangers 11 Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors 15-17 Art in the Outdoors Adventure Weekend 16 Level 1 Archery Training 17 Book Artist 18 Self Defense for Daisies 19 Brownie Pets Badge 22-23 Service Day Troop and Family Camp Out at Pamunkey 23 Service Day at Pamunkey Ridge 23 Medical Sciences Career Day 23 Girl Scout Day at the Virginia War Memorial 23 Think Like a Programmer (Fredericksburg) 25 Women’s Self Defense 28 Highest Awards Workshop 29-30 Service Day Family Camp Out at Camp Kittamaqund 30 Service Day at Camp Kittamaqund 30 Think Like a Programmer 6-7 Level 1 and Level 2 Archery Training 8 Women’s Self Defense 12-14 Troop Camping Essentials 13 Junior Archery Day 13 Brownie Archery Day 13 Daisies Care About Animals 13 Brownie Pets Badge 14 A Sister to Every Girl Scout 14 Healthy Relationships 201: Teens Talk Tech 25 Highest Awards Workshop 27 Brownies Making Games 27 Maggie Walker’s Jr.

Rangers 28 Gold and Silver Award Recognition Ceremony 29 Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors 4-5 Think Like an Engineer Adventure Weekend 4 Daisy Board Game Design Challenge 5 2019 Pamunkey Ridge Camp Open House 5 Opening Campfire 6 Women’s Self Defense 11 Cadette Archery Day 11 Junior Archery Day 11 Water Drop at Maymont 11 Bugs Badge Day 14 Daisies Care About Animals 16 Brownie Pets Badge 16 Girl Scout Legislative Day 16 Junior Girl Scout Legislative Day 18-19 Brownie Badge Lock-In Sleepover 19 Textile Artist 20 Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors 30 Highest Awards Workshop TBD Girl Scout Night at the Diamond 2 Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea 3 Self Defense for Daisies 8 Girl Scout Day at King’s Dominion 9 Stellar Seller 27 Highest Awards Workshop February April May June March 11

Girl Scout Troop and Family Events Juliette Low Birthday Campfire November 3, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Cost: FREE (Maximum: 2000) In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the Girl Scout Movement for all girls to serve the community, learn new skills, and have fun in the Outdoors. Join us as we celebrate our founder and live out her Girl Scouting dream at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp! All girls, troops, families, and friends are invited to spend the evening ‘round the campfire roasting marshmallows, singing Girl Scout songs, making SWAPS, and sharing sisterhood.

Girl Scout Family Archery Day Plus Adults, Parents, Siblings grade 2 or older November 3, 2018 8:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Participant Cost: $10 (Maximum: 24) Girl Scouts in grades 2-12 and their families are invited to practice archery at Pamunkey Ridge! This event is open to all Girl Scouts and Girl Scout siblings in second grade or older. Girls and family members will learn the basics of archery and practice shooting on the range. Archery patches will be provided to girl participants. Archery Repair and Equipment Maintenance Plus Adults November 17, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Participant Cost: $5 (Maximum: 24) Learn all about archery equipment and maintenance and give back by helping keep GSCV’s archery equipment pristine.

Participants in this event will learn to re-string bows, repair broken 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 Night at the Nutcracker December 16, 2018 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dominion Arts Center – The Carpenter Theatre Cost: Reduced-rate Ticket Prices depend on seat location and date of purchase.

Enjoy a day with your Girl Scout family, friends, and favorite Sugar Plum Fairies at the Richmond Ballet’s rendition of the Nutcracker. Girl Scouts are invited to enjoy the show and participate in a special meet & greet with some of the cast and characters of The Nutcracker immediately following the performance. Girl Scouts and their families will have access to discounted tickets for this timeless family classic. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Richmond Ballet Box 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 – Cinderella February 16, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dominion Arts Center – The Carpenter Theatre Cost: Reduced-rate Ticket Prices depend on seat location and date of purchase. Enjoy a day with your Girl Scout family, friends, and favorite Fairy Godmother at the Richmond Ballet’s rendition of Cinderella. Girl Scouts are invited to enjoy the show and participate in a special meet & greet with some of the cast and characters of Cinderella immediately following the 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 will be posted in Friday News!

Service Day Girl Scout Troop and Family Camp Out March 22-23, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Cost: $5 per person (Maximum: 200) Before we spend the day working to make camp as beautiful as it can be, spend the night singing, playing, and making memories with your Girl Scout Troop, family and friends! Girl Scout troops, families, and siblings ages 6 and older are invited to spend the night at Camp Pamunkey Ridge before Service Day! Friday night, we’ll learn new nature games, sing songs, tell stories ‘round the campfire, and roast marshmallows. On Saturday morning, troops and families will help us make needed improvements around camp.

There 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. Service Day at Pamunkey Ridge March 23, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Cost: FREE (Maximum:400) Spend the day at Camp Pamunkey Ridge working to make camp as beautiful as it can be! Troops, family, and friends are invited to come to camp and help us clean up after a long winter season. There 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 2019 Patch. Service Day Girl Scout Troop and Family Camp Out March 29-30, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Camp Kittamaqund Cost: $5 per person (Maximum: 100) Before we spend the day working to make camp as beautiful as it can be, spend the night singing, playing, and making memories with your family! Girl Scout troops, families, and siblings ages 6 and older are invited to spend the night at Camp Kitty before Service Day! That night, we’ll learn new nature games, sing songs, tell stories ‘round the campfire, and roast marshmallows.

On Saturday morning, families will help us make needed improvements around camp. There 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 Kittamaqund Service Day Patch. Platform tents will be first come, first serve. Families are encouraged to bring their own tents.

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Camp Kittamaqund Service Day March 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Camp Kittamaqund Cost: FREE (Maximum: 200) Spend the day at Camp Kitty working to make camp as beautiful as ever! Troops, families, and friends are invited to come to camp and help us clean up after a long winter season. There are lots of projects for us to do, so come prepared to work. All equipment will be provided, as well lunch. Girl Scouts will receive a Camp Kittamaqund Service Day 2019 Patch. Gold and Silver Award Recognition Ceremony Gold and Silver Award Girl Scouts and their families April 28, 2019 2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. Acca Shrine Center, Richmond, VA Cost: FREE (Maximum: 575) Calling all Gold and Silver Award Girl Scouts! If you earned your Gold or Silver Award between April 2018 and March 1, 2019, it is time to celebrate you! Join us at the Acca Shrine Center to recognize the achievements and impact Girl Scouts in the Commonwealth made in their communities this year and inspire us to continue to Take Action. Girls who attend will be recognized on stage by our CEO and Board Chair with a reception to follow. Congratulations! 2019 Pamunkey Ridge Camp Open House May 5, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Cost: FREE (Maximum: 500) Summer is right around the corner, and Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp is ready for you! Visit Pamunkey Ridge with your family to see what Girl Scout Camp is all about! See where you’ll be sleeping, eating meals, and making memories with new friends. Walk around camp to check 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 so you’ll know everything you need to have a blast this summer!

Opening Campfire May 5, 2019 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Cost: FREE (Maximum: 2000) It’s time to kick off summer and celebrate the beginning of summer camp! All girls, troops, families, and friends are invited to spend the afternoon ‘round the campfire roasting marshmallows, singing Girl Scout songs, making SWAPS, and sharing sisterhood. Together, we’ll wake up the forest and get her ready for another amazing summer of camp memories. Girl Scout Troop and Family Events Inspired by a Girl 14

Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea June 2, 2019 2:00 p.m.

3:45 p.m. Maymont Mansion Girl Cost: $25 (Girl Maximum: 25) Adult Cost: $25 (Adult Maximum: 25) Dress up and celebrate the end of a great Girl Scouting year as elegant Victorian ladies welcome girls and their mothers to a party full of fun and fashion. Discover traditions and clothing from the past as you explore the Dooleys’ 1893 home, take a horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy an old-fashioned tea party. Girls will receive the Maymont Patch.

Girl Scout Night at the Diamond Date, Time, and Cost TBD It’s the BEST night in Minor League Baseball! Girl Scouts, friends, and families are invited to cheer on the Richmond Flying Squirrels at this signature event. Girl Scouts are invited to participate in the pre-game Girl Scout Parade around the field, troops and families are invited to camp out on the field after the game, and Cookie Bosses who sell 500+ packages of cookies will receive two tickets for free! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to this event. Girl Scout Day at King’s Dominion June 8, 2019 King’s Dominion King’s Dominion is excited to host girls, families, and friends at this special discounted day just for Girl Scouts! Using our special Girl Scout promo code, Girl Scout troops and families can enjoy a day at the park to celebrate all of your achievements and the end of the Girl Scout year.

Closer to the event, discounted tickets and King’s Dominion Fun Patches can be purchased on the King’s Dominion website.

Stellar Seller June 9, 2019 Time TBD Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: FREE Adult Cost: FREE Calling all 2019 Stellar Sellers! We can’t wait to celebrate your AMAZING accomplishment of selling 750+ packages of Girl Scout Cookies this season! This event is all about you and your families. First, we’ll recognize you in a special ceremony, where you will receive all your 750+ recognitions and 1000+ sellers will lay their personalized 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.

Events for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts New! Brownie Pets Badge B September 18, 2018 December 13, 2019 January 15, 2019 February 6, 2019 March 19, 2019 May 16, 2019 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. October 20, 2018 2:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. November 17, 2018 April 13, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Richmond SPCA Weekend Events: Girl Cost $12, Adult Cost: $0 Weeknight Events: Girl Cost $14, Adult Cost: $2 (Girl Maximum: 20) (Adult Maximum: 15) 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 techniques, and make toys to make the pets feel loved.

Brownies will leave ready to care for pets big and small! Girls will earn and receive the Pets Badge. Weeknight event fees include pizza dinner and drinks. Junior Archery Day J September 23, 2018 October 7, 2018 April 13, 2019 May 11, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 24) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 24) Girl Scout Juniors will practice archery on this special archery day just for them. Girls will learn the basics of archery and practice shooting on the range. Archery patches will be provided.

Early Bird Fly-In for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors D B J September 29, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $5 (Girl Maximum: 300) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 100) Fly into another FANTASTIC year of Girl Scouting with your Troop at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp! Be the FIRST to try out activities from the brand-new STEM badges, score points for your team during the camp-wide field games and invent a new type of S’More ‘round the campfire. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll want to “tweet” about it later! This troop event is open to all Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops who had at least five girls and two adults “Early Bird” between May 1, 2018 and June 15, 2018.

Early Bird Flight Night for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors J C S A September 29-30, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 120) Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 60) This Girl Scout year flew by! Celebrate signing up for your next year of adventures with your troop at an older girls-only overnight at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp! Learn from female experts in flight about what it takes to break glass ceilings, play games and make SWAPS literally under the stars, and use your experience to design a never-before-seen S’More recipe. In the morning, we’ll ring in the new Girl Scout Year before you Take Off! This troop event is open to all Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops who had at least five girls and two adults “Early Bird” between May 1, 2018 and June 15, 2018.

Bugs Badge Day B October 6, 2018 December 1, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Twin Hickory Recreation Center Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 25) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 5) Girl Scout Brownies will spend the day with educators at the Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District learning about conservation and completing the 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.

Get to Know Nuclear Engineering with Dominion Energy J C S A October 6, 2018 10:00 a.m.

3:00 p.m. Dominion Innsbrook Facility Girl Cost: $7 (Girl Maximum: 100) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 50) Earn the official American Nuclear Society Girl Scout 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!

Brownie Archery Day B October 7, 2018 April 13, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 24) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 24) Girl Scout Brownies will learn new archery skills on this special day just for them. Girls will learn the basics of archery and practice shooting on the range. Archery patches will be provided. Self Defense for Daisies D October 8, 2018 March 18, 2019 June 3, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tactical Martial Arts Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 25) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25) A Girl Scout will always do what’s right, which can sometimes mean standing up for herself or others.

Daisies will learn from an 8th degree, Hall of Fame, Black Belt instructor about what bullying behavior looks like, what to do when someone is being bullied, and will practice fun self-defense moves to boost confidence.

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Events for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts New! New! New! Eco Adventure Weekend D B J C October 12-13, 2018 6:00 p.m. Friday to 12:00 p.m. Saturday Daisy Day: October 13, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. October 13, 2018 – October 14, 2018 6:00 p.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $35 (Girl Maximum: 120) Adult Cost: $15 (Adult Maximum: 60) Daisy Day Cost: $10 Do you love the outdoors? Join us at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp to earn the NEW Eco badge for your level at our Eco Adventure Weekend! Connect with the earth as you learn about environmental stewardship, leave no trace, and how to make a difference in nature.

Badges will be provided at the event.

Daisies Care About Animals D October 13, 2018 April 13, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. December 6, 2018 February 13, 2019 May 14, 2019 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Richmond SPCA Weekend Events: Girl Cost $7, Adult Cost: FREE Weeknight Events: Girl Cost $9, Adult Cost: $2 (Girl Maximum: 30) (Adult Maximum: 20) Whether your troop wants to jump-start the 3 Cheers for Animals Journey, or you just want to visit a wagging tail, come visit the Richmond SPCA to learn all about animal care! Daisies will discover what animals need to stay healthy and do their part to keep them happy. Weeknight event fees include pizza dinner and drinks.

Self Defense for Brownies and Juniors B J October 15, 2018 December 3, 2018 January 28, 2019 February 25, 2019 March 11, 2019 April 29, 2019 May 20, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tactical Martial Arts Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 25) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25) Girl Scouts know that sometimes they have to be courageous and strong when their peers are in trouble. At this event, Brownies and Juniors will learn from an 8th degree, Hall of Fame, Black Belt instructor about what bullying behavior looks like, what to do when someone is being bullied, and the best ways to defend themselves against physical bullying behavior.

Girls will practice fun self-defense moves that will increase confidence and get them moving.

Daisy Board Game Design Challenge D Fall: October 20, 2018 Spring: May 4, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children’s Museum of Richmond Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 25) Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 25) Daisies will become engineers as they use their 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. Daisies will earn their Board Game Design Challenge Badge, play their board games with their Girl Scout sisters, and have the opportunity to explore the museum.

Camp Out at Maymont October 20-21, 2018 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. Maymont Grounds Girl Cost: $40 (Girl Maximum: 100) Adult Cost: $20 (Adult Maximum: 20) There’s no need to be afraid of the dark! Maymont’s beautiful grounds come alive at night with nocturnal noises and starry skies. Tune in your senses and practice being a night-time prowler. Participants can expect to go on a night hike, meet animals, and learn Leave No Trace camping practices. Brownie Badge Lock In B 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.

Outdoor Explorers Badge Day November 3, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 100) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 50) Explore Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp and uncover her secrets! Before we settle down for 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 Letterboxer, Juniors will earn Geocacher, Cadettes will earn Trailblazing, Seniors will earn Paddling, and Ambassadors will earn Ultimate Outdoor Recreation Challenge.

Animal Habitats Badge Day J 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! New!

New! Events for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts Brownie Making Games B November 10, 2018 10:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children’s Museum of Fredericksburg Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 50) Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 40) When you’re a Brownie, you see games everywhere! Girls will use their imaginations to invent new games they can play with friends or change the games they love to add new challenges. They will go on a scavenger hunt, create new sports, and best of all, share the fun with their Girl Scout sisters. Brownies will earn their Making Games Badge and have the opportunity to explore the museum. Manners That Shine B J November 10, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Maymont Garden Hall Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 42) Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 10) Using nice manners is one of the best ways to show respect for others and build confidence to handle life’s challenging situations.

Brownies and Juniors will practice introducing themselves, writing thank you notes, using good telephone manners, and being a great guest and host. Girls will put all their new skills into action at a fun tea party at the end! Brownies will earn the Making Friends badge and Juniors will earn the Social Butterfly badge.

Maggie Walker’s Jr. Rangers November 10, 2018 December 12, 2018 March 9, 2019 April 27, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Maggie Walker National Historical Site Girl Cost: $3 (Girl Maximum: 20) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 20) Maggie L. Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for African Americans and women. Ms. Walker was also instrumental in helping create the first African American Girl Scout Troop in the South, right here in our council! Girl Scouts will explore the story of 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.

My Family Story B November 11, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Valentine Girl Cost: $12 Girl Maximum: 50 Adult Cost: $2 Adult Maximum: 20 Discover Richmond traditions and heirlooms while exploring your own family story. Visit the galleries and learn about the women and girls who called Richmond home, play games from the past and create your own family tree. Brownies will earn the My Family Story Badge. 20

New! New! Think Like a Programmer D B Fall: November 17, 2018 Spring: March 30, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Children’s Museum of Richmond Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 25) Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 25) 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. Think Like a Programmer D B December 1, 2018 March 23, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Children’s Museum of Fredericksburg Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 50) 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. Brownie Making Games B December 15, 2018 April 27, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children’s Museum of Richmond Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 50) Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 40) When you’re a Brownie, you see games everywhere! Girls will use their imaginations to invent new games they can play with friends or change the games they love to add new challenges.

They will go on a scavenger hunt, create new sports, and best of all, share the fun with their Girl Scout sisters. Brownies will earn their Making Games Badge and have the opportunity to explore the museum. Playing in the Past J January 13, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Valentine Girl Cost: $12 (Girl Maximum: 50) Adult Cost: $2 (Adult Maximum: 20) Experience what life was like for women and girls in the 1800’s! Explore the Valentine’s 1812 Wickham House to learn about the daily lives of the girls who called Richmond home and practice some of the activities they did. Juniors will earn the Playing the Past Badge.

Events for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts Daisy Financial Literacy Badge Day D January 16, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Virginia Credit Union Boulder Office January 19, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fredericksburg Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 55) Adult Cost: FREE Daisies will become Money Managers with the professionals at Virginia Credit Union. Girls will learn hands-on about the value of coins, explore their needs versus their wants, and will learn how much it costs to have a day of fun. Daisies will earn their Money Counts and Making Choices Leaves at this event. Brownie Financial Literacy Badge Day B January 23, 2019 6:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Virginia Credit Union Boulder Office January 19, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fredericksburg Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 65) Adult Cost: FREE Brownies will master their Money Management Skills and learn all about the customer experience with the professionals at Virginia Credit Union. Girls will practice handling money and working with customers hands-on while they “shop” for the things they need and want, learn to accept cash and make change, and role play the best customer interactions – just in time for Cookie Season! Brownies will earn the Meet My Customers and Money Manager badges.

Winter Survivor Adventure Weekend J C S A January 19-20, 2019 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $25 Girl Maximum: 80 Adult Cost: $10 Adult Maximum: 30 This weekend is for the Girl Scout who wants to face challenges, seek higher adventures, and take her survival into her own hands at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp. Camping in the summertime is a breeze, but camping in the winter presents new experiences and requires different skillsets. During this one winter night, girls will cook their own dinners over the campfire, learn winter survival techniques in the forest, and come together as a team through challenges, games, and hands-on activities.

A winter camping fun patch will be included at this event. Junior & Cadette Financial Literacy Badge Day J C January 30, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Virginia Credit Union Boulder Office January 19, 2019 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fredericksburg Girl Cost: $10 (Girl Maximum: 50) Adult Cost: FREE Juniors and Cadettes will become master decision makers with the professionals at Virginia Credit Union. Girls will discover their values, needs and wants, learn what it takes to run a business while exploring their future goals, and create a budget to make it all possible. Juniors will earn the Business Owner and Savvy Shopper badges.

New! Ladylike J C February 10, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Valentine Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 50) Adult Cost: $2 (Adult Maximum: 20) Explore the lives of Richmond’s historic women and learn how the etiquette, attributes and causes of women evolved from 1820-present. Richmonders Elizabeth Van Lew, Maggie Walker, Lila Meade Valentine and others will be discussed. All girls will receive a Valentine Museum patch. Animal Habitats Badge Day J March 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Maymont Grounds, Farm Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 100) Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 20) Why do we study habitats? Because they are part of an animal’s survival! Explore Maymont’s grounds and Virginia habitats where many species of wildlife call home.

Participants can expect to investigate wild animals, their habitats, and learn how to protect these special places. They will even create their own animal house! Juniors attending this event will earn and receive the Animal Habitats Badge. Daisy Board Game Design Challenge D March 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children’s Museum of Fredericksburg Girl Cost: $15 (Girl Maximum: 25) Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 20) Daisies will become engineers as they use their 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.

Daisies will earn their Board Game Design Challenge Badge, play their board games with their Girl Scout sisters, and have the opportunity to explore the museum.

Zoologist March 9, 2019 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Maymont Nature Center, Grounds, Farm Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 100) Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 20) Everyone loves animals, but they require a lot of care! 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. 23

New! New! Events for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts Art in the Outdoors Adventure Weekend March 15-16, 2019 6:00 p.m. Friday – 12:00 p.m. Saturday Daisy Day: March 16, 2019 9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. March 16-17, 2019 6:00 p.m. Saturday – 12:00 p.m. Sunday Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $35 (Girl Maximum: 120) Adult Cost: $15 (Adult Maximum: 60) Daisy Cost: $10 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 Artist Adventure Weekend! Make beautiful art creations at this hands-on weekend as you try new art mediums and become inspired by the beauty of nature. Badges will be provided at the event. Girl Scout Day at the Virginia War Memorial March 23, 2019 8:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m. The Virginia War Memorial Girl Cost: $5 Girl Maximum: 60 Adult Cost: $2 Adult Maximum: 35 The Virginia War Memorial honors all Virginia veterans, but those who were killed in action during World War II, 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.

A Sister to Every Girl Scout D April 14, 2019 1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. The Valentine Girl Cost: $12 (Girl Maximum: 50) Adult Cost: $5 (Adult Maximum: 20) Embrace the similarities and differences between girls by learning about girls of varying backgrounds and experiences from history and today. Learn what it means to be a “sister” to the girls that you know, and share sisterhood with other Girl Scouts. This event will fulfill all the requirements of the Daisy Vi Petal – Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout.

Think Like an Engineer Adventure Weekend May 4-5, 2019 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp Girl Cost: $35 (Girl Maximum: 120) Adult Cost: $15 (Adult Maximum: 60) Earn the Think Like an Engineer Journey with your Girl Scout sisters! Join us at Pamunkey Ridge Girl Scout Camp to earn both awards of the Think Like an Engineer Journey by creating models and prototypes of machines designed to solve world problems, working as a team to identify solutions, and taking action to spread awareness about women in the engineering world. This overnight event is for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

Journey Awards will be provided at the event.

Water Drop May 11, 2019 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Maymont Nature Center, Grounds Girl Cost: $20 (Girl Maximum: 100) Adult Cost: $3 (Adult Maximum: 20) Water is so important to our way of life. At this event, girls will investigate a freshwater creek and learn the importance of watery habitats, pollution, and how we depend on water bodies! Participants can expect to conduct water quality testing, dip-netting, and interacting with creek critters. Bugs Badge Day B May 11, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 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.

Girl Scout Legislative Day for Juniors J May 16, 2019 Time TBD The Virginia Capitol Girl Cost: $5 (Girl Maximum: 50) Adult Cost: FREE (Adult Maximum: 25) Spend the day at the Virginia State Capitol to get an inside look at the rich history of our state and how the Virginia Legislature functions today. This important program includes a tour of the Capitol building and halls 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 in your community by identifying a problem, drafting a bill, determining how to gain support and funding, and coming to an agreement.

You’ll learn how important it is to be civically engaged and might find out that Public Service is for you! Girls will go home with a Legislative Day 2019 Patch.

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