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Download the 2015-2016
Council Program Guide

CPG

 

To register, please
email Registration Form
to program@cbgsc.org

or call 302-456-7182

 

Registering after the
14-day deadline will incur
a late registration fee.
If the minimum number
of participants is not
met 14 days prior to
the program date, it will risk cancellation.
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Jump to a grade level by clicking the links above. "GS" contains multi-level programming.
The troop year runs from October 1 through September 30 each year.
   

AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL

   

 

 

 

 

September

September highlights:

September 1

This is the first day troops/volunteers will be able to start room reservations for the Northern Resource Center for dates after
February 1, 2016.

September 4

The Newark office will be closed for service in preparation of our move

Last day observing summer office hours. Fall office hours are found here

September7

Labor Day

September 8

Fall/Winter Hours resume for all offices and Bay Shops

 

 

Steamin’ Day Fun Patch

GS Daisy through Ambassador
Girl Scouts are encouraged to visit the Marshall Steam Museum during special Steamin’ Day events to complete their Steamin’ Day Fun Patch. Steamin’ Days are special events held the First Sundays, September through November that include the opportunity to ride in historic automobiles and trains. Patches are earned by completing a specified number of activities (dependent on scout level) in our Scout Activity Booklet. Certain activities can be completed at home with the girls’ troop and family while others must be completed during a visit to one of our public Steamin’ Day events. Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklet.
WHEN: First Sundays of the month, September-November. (September 6, October 4 and November 1).
WHERE: Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights 3000 Creek Rd., Box 61, Yorklyn, DE 19736
COST: Admission rate to the museum.
NOTE: Girl Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklets to the Museum Gift Shop during their Steamin’ Day visit. Patches may be purchased for the discounted rate of $2 per patch. Special programs such as a locomotive firing up demonstration and special museum tour are available upon request for an additional fee.

 

 

Hard Hat Tours

Join us for our "hard hat" tours of the future home of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. We will have activity stations for Girl Scouts working towards their "Building the Beacon" patch.

WHO: All Girl Scout grade levels, families and friends

WHEN: Drop in at any time during these hours:

Thursday, September 10, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE: Northern Resource Center, 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702

Please RSVP by September 7 to Carol Boncelet, cboncelet@cbgsc.org or 302-456-7169.

 

 

Go Native-Pollinators & Flowers

GS Brownie and Junior
Spend the afternoon at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center exploring the native plants in our Rain Garden and fields for native pollinators. Investigate how flowers are designed to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles and moths. Discover the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly and other insects that share its milkweed host plant. Collect milkweed seeds and learn how to establish a Monarch garden in your yard or neighborhood.
WHEN: September 12, 2015 and May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott’s Pond Rd., Milford, DE 19963
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes. Activities meet requirements for GS Brownie Bugs badge and GS Junior Gardener badge. Min 8/Max 20

 

 

Miraculous Monarchs

GS Brownie and Junior
Become a “Citizen Scientist”! Contribute to the Monarch Watch program as you capture, tag and release Monarch butterflies in Ashland Nature Center’s meadows. Visit Ashland’s Butterfly House to witness other late-season butterflies in every life-stage and learn their diverse strategies for coping with winter.
WHEN: September 20, 2015, 1 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes. Activities meet some requirements for Brownie Bugs badge and Junior Get Moving Journey. Min 8/Max 30.

 

 

H2O - Bay

GS Daisy through Junior
The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays are a major area for a variety of life. Learn about the aquatic animals in the bay, and the many shore birds that depend on the life in those bays all while learning about conserving water.
WHEN: September 26, 2015, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ward Museum, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $14 per girl, includes H20 patch.
Please register by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or visiting: http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm.

Min 10/Max 20.

 

 

 

 

October

October highlights:

October 4-10

World Space Week

October 5

This is the first day room reservations will be open to the public for the Northern Resource Center for dates after February 1, 2016.

October 12

Columbus Day

October 18-24

National Chemistry Week

October 31

Julliette Gordon Low's Birthday

Halloween

 

 

Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo

GS Daisy through Junior
Enjoy an afternoon at the zoo during this special program just for scouts! There will be games, live animal encounters, and other activities all geared toward meeting scout badge requirements. Brandywine Zoo fun patch will be available for purchase.
WHEN: October 3, 2015 and March 26, 2016, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802
COST: $10 per person; includes all Girl Scouts, leaders, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader free for every 15 people registered.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact: education@brandywinezoo.org.
NOTE: This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather. Pre-registration strongly suggested by September 30 and March 23. Walk-ins welcome if space available. Check-in for pre-registered participants from 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Additional participants register after 4:15 p.m., if space allows. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209.

 

 

DNA Fingerprinting

GS Cadette and Senior
Be a Biotechnologist and analyze DNA to identify the suspect in a crime. Learn how to pour a gel, use a micropipette and compare DNA patterns after electrophoresis.
WHEN: October 4, 2015 and January 30, 2016, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Cadette Special Agent badge. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

Steamin’ Day Fun Patch

GS Daisy through Ambassador
Girl Scouts are encouraged to visit the Marshall Steam Museum during special Steamin’ Day events to complete their Steamin’ Day Fun Patch. Steamin’ Days are special events held the First Sundays, September through November that include the opportunity to ride in historic automobiles and trains. Patches are earned by completing a specified number of activities (dependent on scout level) in our Scout Activity Booklet. Certain activities can be completed at home with the girls’ troop and family while others must be completed during a visit to one of our public Steamin’ Day events. Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklet.
WHEN: First Sundays of the month, September-November. (September 6, October 4 and November 1).
WHERE: Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights 3000 Creek Rd., Box 61, Yorklyn, DE 19736
COST: Admission rate to the museum.
NOTE: Girl Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklets to the Museum Gift Shop during their Steamin’ Day visit. Patches may be purchased for the discounted rate of $2 per patch. Special programs such as a locomotive firing up demonstration and special museum tour are available upon request for an additional fee.

 

 

Blueprint of a Berry

GS Junior and Cadette
Be a Biotechnologist! Learn about DNA and how to extract DNA from strawberries and other types of food.
WHEN: October 4, 2015, Noon – 2 p.m. and May 21, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 5/Max 20.

 

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Girl Scout Punkin Fling and Fall Festival

All Girl Scout grade levels, family and friends

Have a fun family day celebrating the fall season. Bring your home made catapult or trebuchet and compete to fling a pumpkin the farthest. Build a scarecrow and enter it in a contest. Bring a batch of chili for our cook-off or bring your box oven for a dessert bake off. Enjoy archery games, arts and crafts and a bonfire on the beach! Bring a friend! Non- Girl Scouts are welcome.

 

WHEN: October 10, 2015,10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Rain date October 17, 2015)

WHERE: Camp Grove Point, 2930 Grove Neck Rd., Earleville, MD 21919

COST: $12 per person (under 3 free, but needs to register), includes fun patch. Additional $10 entry fee per entry for Punkin Fling,
bake-off, chili cook-off and scarecrow contest.$12 per girl, includes fun patch. Additional $10 entry fee for Punkin Fling, Bake-off
and/or Chili Cook-off.

NOTE: To register, complete the Registration Form and return to Donna Francisco at dfrancisco@cbgsc.org or fax it to 302-456-7188.
Min 50/Max 250.

Download rules/registation for: Scarecrow Contest | Chili cook-off | Bake-off | Punkin Fling Flyer

 

 

Letterboxing and Geocaching

GS Brownie and Junior
Carve out your own personal stamp and explore the exciting world of letterboxing. Letterboxing is a unique combination of a treasure hunt, navigation, artistic expression and outdoor exploration. Then try your navigation skills to find a series of letterboxes hidden at DEEC. Experience a more technical treasure hunt with geocaching. Practice using a GPS and search the DEEC Garden for hidden treats.
WHEN: October 10, 2015 and April 16, 2016, 9 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: $12 per girl, includes Brownie Letterboxing badge and Junior Geocaching badge.
NOTE: Wear shoes that can get muddy and bring rain gear if appropriate. Min 8/Max 25.

 

 

MicroArt

GS Junior through Senior
Use a digital microscope and computer to create beautiful art. Learn how to use a digital microscope to observe microscopic objects and living things. Take a picture of your favorite slide then use digital editing programs to add effects to make a one-of-a-kind piece of abstract art. Girls will make one 8 x10 print.
WHEN: October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. – Noon and May 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Junior Digital Photography badge. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

 

 

November

November highlights:

November 11

Veteran's Day

November 15-21

Geography Awareness Week

November 26

Thanksgiving: All offices/shops closed

November 27

All offices/shops closed

November 30

Newark office meeting spaces closed for reservation to the public after this date

 

 

Steamin’ Day Fun Patch

GS Daisy through Ambassador
Girl Scouts are encouraged to visit the Marshall Steam Museum during special Steamin’ Day events to complete their Steamin’ Day Fun Patch. Steamin’ Days are special events held the First Sundays, September through November that include the opportunity to ride in historic automobiles and trains. Patches are earned by completing a specified number of activities (dependent on scout level) in our Scout Activity Booklet. Certain activities can be completed at home with the girls’ troop and family while others must be completed during a visit to one of our public Steamin’ Day events. Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklet.
WHEN: First Sundays of the month, September-November. (September 6, October 4 and November 1).
WHERE: Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights 3000 Creek Rd., Box 61, Yorklyn, DE 19736
COST: Admission rate to the museum.
NOTE: Girl Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklets to the Museum Gift Shop during their Steamin’ Day visit. Patches may be purchased for the discounted rate of $2 per patch. Special programs such as a locomotive firing up demonstration and special museum tour are available upon request for an additional fee.

 

 

Passport to Nursing

GS Brownie and Junior
Did you know our council has its own Brownie and Junior Nursing badge? Wesley College Student Nurses Association and Tau Beta Chapter Nursing Honor Society Team, along with GSCB, bring you this fantastic fun-filled day to learn about the challenges and delights of working in the field of nursing.
WHEN: November 7, 2015, 9 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Wesley College, Health Science Building, 300 S. New Street Dover, DE 19901
COST: $12 per girl, includes Nursing badge.
NOTE: Girls will be requested to bring items for their community service project. The specifics of what the project is along with directions and location on campus will be sent out three weeks prior to the event. Min 50/Max 100.

 


Creating Collages

GS Cadette through Ambassador
Use your imagination, digital imaging technology, and traditional art and collage techniques to create a multi-media masterpiece!

Come prepared with some photos, magazine pictures, fabric scraps, pressed leaves and flowers, flat rocks, etc. that have some theme or meaning to you.
WHEN: November 7, 2015, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $22 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Meets some requirements for the Senior Collage badge. Opportunity to print one working print and one color digital print of collage. (Due to time limits prints of final collages may need to be picked up at a later date.) Bring water and snacks as needed.

Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

Scout Day at the Museum

GS Daisy through Junior
Join museum staff and volunteers for a fun-filled evening! We will have a variety of crafts, live animal presentations and more – all geared towards meeting badge requirements.
WHEN: November 7, 2015 and March 12, 2016, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: $10 per participant (girl or adult).
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Visit www.delmnh.org or call 302-658-9111.
NOTE: Daisies will work towards Tula and Clover Petals. Brownies will work towards their Pets, Painting and Household Elf badges. Juniors will work towards Detective and Camper badges.

 

 

Making it From Scratch

GS Junior through Ambassador
Express yourself and create stories, make animated movies, design video games, make Public Service Announcements and more using the free computer software Scratch!


WHEN/WHERE: November 14, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
WHEN/WHERE: November 21, 2015, 10 a.m. – Noon, Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
WHEN/WHERE: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This activity meets some requirements for the Junior Entertainment Technology badge and aligns with the Junior aMuse and Cadette MEdia Journeys. Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

Delaware Football Scout Day

All GS grade levels, families and friends
Join the University of Delaware Football team for their game versus James Madison University. Delaware Athletics will have special programming for Girl Scouts and ticket discounts for the entire family.
WHEN: November 14, 2015, Time TBD
WHERE: University of Delaware Football Stadium, S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713
COST: Discounted tickets, $5-$15 depending size of group and seating selection.
NOTE: Contact knanders@udel.edu for registration, pricing, time and further details. Please dress for the weather.

 

leadership

The Teen Leadership Application must be completed by NOVEMBER 20, 2015 to apply for any of the following opportunities:

Sudden Opportunities

GS Daisy through Ambassador
We are looking for Girl Scouts who would be available on short notice to make a public appearance representing Girl Scouts
of the Chesapeake Bay at meetings, award presentations, funding events, etc., within the community and beyond.

 

Sudden Photo Opportunities
GS Daisy through Ambassador

We are looking for Girl Scouts who would be available on short notice for unexpected photo opportunities for publications and articles about Girl Scouting.

NOTE: Participants must wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and tunic/vest/sash.

Teen Member, Board of Directors

GS Senior and Ambassador
Each year, two Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors are selected through an interview process to represent the GIRLS in Girl Scouting by serving a one- or two-year term as a non-voting member on the GSCB Board of Directors. Working with the members of the Board will open your eyes to the hundreds of decisions made to help keep our council strong and growing.
NOTE: Girls will need to submit a biography with their application and will be notified by late January 2016 regarding interview date.

GSCB Committees and Task Groups

GS Senior and Ambassador
Provide insight and consultation to committees or task groups from a girl’s point of view. Have a voice in deciding which strategies or action steps should be taken to help shape the future of GSCB. Choose from: Diversity Task Group, Finance Committee or Property Committee. Attend meetings in person or by phone.
NOTE: For further details on which committees are currently operating, contact the Membership Initiatives Manager at 800-341-4007.

17th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
Mingle and make connections with elite businesswomen and government officials at this high profile event. You will participate in a
pre-program, engage with our honoree and serve in leadership positions that make this event successful.
WHEN: March 8, 2016, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: Free, includes dinner and fun patch.
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest. Complete and submit this form by November 20, 2015. All participants must register and attend the Powerful First Impression workshop on January 30, 2016.

Max. 75.

 

Mid-Shore, Lower-Shore and Sussex County Women of Distinction Luncheons

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The Women of Distinction luncheons honor local women that have made a positive difference in their communities. You will serve in
leadership positions and represent GSCB as greeters, flag presenters and in speaking parts. No training is required to participate in the luncheon but you are encouraged to attend the Powerful First Impression workshop January 30, 2016.
WHEN: We will post on www.gscb.org dates are confirmed.
COST: Free, Registration required.
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest. Contact Denise Eberspeaker,
410-742-5107, for more information or to register. Max. 12.

 

Powerful First Impression

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The ability to create a positive first impression is one you can expand on to build a solid relationship. Learn how you can take control of the way others perceive you.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (snow date: February 6, 2016)
WHERE: Northern Resource Center, 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: Free. Registration required.
NOTE: This workshop is mandatory for all Girl Scouts who are attending the Women of Distinction Celebration on March 8, 2016.

Min. 12/Max. 75.

 

 

Photography for Art and Memories

GS Cadette and Senior
Build on your foundation of basic photography and editing skills to create images that can be shared in print and through social media. Gain skills in shooting and preparing images for different media and learn how to edit, upload and share your edited images.
WHEN: November 21, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Opportunity to print one color digital image (8 x 10). Dress for the outdoors. Event will happen rain or shine. We will move indoors in inclement weather. Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

 

 

December

December highlights:

December 18

Newark office final closing date

December 18 - January 11

Newark office closed for service

December 24-January 1

All offices and bay shops closed for winter break

 

 

Introduction to 3D Design

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The future is here - 3D printing! Work as a team to create a 3D design using the software Sculpt and Invent and learn how and where to get your creations printed. Witness a sample being printed and imagine the possibilities
WHEN: December 5, 2015 and May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Please bring USB drive to save files. Time will not permit girls to print their designs at this session. Girls may print items during open sessions at the Digital Media Center (must reserve printer, fee based on weight of printed object). Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

The Art and Science of Chocolate

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador and adults
Learn how to make a variety of chocolate confections including truffles. Decorate them so they look as great as they taste! Each participant will take home some gourmet chocolates to share.
WHEN: December 12, 2015 and January 30, 2016, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $16 per participant, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program can serve as a start of STEM Champion Training. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

Girl Scout Day at Winterthur

All GS grade levels, families and friends
Show your Girl Scout pride while taking the Yuletide Tour at Winterthur! See beautiful Christmas decorations and learn a little about historic holiday traditions. The first 50 girls who register and come take the tour in uniform will receive a cool Yuletide at Winterthur patch.
WHEN: December 12, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: $5 per child under the age of 12, $20 per girl over the age of 13 and adults.
REGISTRATION: Registration is required through vendor. Please call 800-448-3883 to register.

 

 

 

 

January

January highlights:

January 1

New Year's Day

January 1

All offices and bay shops closed for winter break

January 11

Northern Resource Center open for service

January 15

NRC Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Event

January 16

NRC Grand Opening geared towards families/troops

January 18

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

 

Reactive Robots

GS Junior through Ambassador
Take your robotic programming skills to the next level. We will add sensors to our robots so they can see, hear and feel the world
around them.
WHEN: January 16, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
WHEN: April 9, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601, Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 18.

 

 

Maker Marathon

GS Brownie and Junior
What is a maker? Explore the world around you through play and building exciting projects to fulfill a need. Let your imagination go wild creating crazy circuits, making a healthy snack, designing jewelry, and creating a pop up card.
WHEN: January 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $48 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Girls should bring a bag lunch. Afternoon snack will be provided. Parents are encouraged to attend and do not need to pay fee. (Before and after care available 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for an extra $10.) Min 10/Max 18.

 

 

Explore the Magic of Motion

GS Cadette through Ambassador
Work with current UD students, learn skills that can make you a healthier person and discover how physical activity helps the body heal. Get hands-on experience finding muscles in your body, checking blood pressure and more! Step into the life of a Physical Therapy student and earn a new badge as you explore the exciting world of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware.
WHEN: January 23, 2016, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: University of Delaware, Physical Therapy Program, 540 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713
COST: $14 per girl, includes a light breakfast and Physical Therapy badge.
NOTE: Min 20/Max 40.

 

 

On My Honor Ceremony

To achieve the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Award takes dedication, organization and determination. These awards are not easily achieved and the girls who earn them are to be commended. This special girl-led ceremony will honor the Girl Scouts who have achieved their highest grade level awards. We will also acknowledge the commitment of girls who have been a Girl Scout for 10 and 13 years and graduating seniors. Cadettes in grade 8 through Ambassadors who are not being honored are eligible to apply for Mistress of Ceremonies. Visit our On My Honor Ceremony (OMH) page for additional details. Dont forget to pick up something special for your Girl Scout(s) earning their highest awards!

WHEN: January 24, 2016, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Snow date: January 31, 2016)
WHERE: Smyrna High School, 500 Duck Creek Pkwy., Smyrna, DE 19977
COST: $5 per person. (There is no cost for girl being honored.)
NOTE: Girls must complete and submit final paperwork to council by the September 30, 2015 deadline in order to be recognized.

Girls entering grade 6, grade 9, or entering college must have paperwork in to council by September 30. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

 

DNA Fingerprinting

GS Cadette and Senior
Be a Biotechnologist and analyze DNA to identify the suspect in a crime. Learn how to pour a gel, use a micropipette and compare DNA patterns after electrophoresis.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Cadette Special Agent badge. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

WOD

 

17th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
Mingle and make connections with elite businesswomen and government officials at this high profile event. You will participate in a
pre-program, engage with our honoree and serve in leadership positions that make this event successful.
WHEN: March 8, 2016, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: Free, includes dinner and fun patch.
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest. Complete and submit this form by November 20, 2015. All participants must register and attend the Powerful First Impression workshop on January 30, 2016.

Max. 75.

 

 

WOD

 

Mid-Shore, Lower-Shore and Sussex County Women of Distinction Luncheons

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The Women of Distinction luncheons honor local women that have made a positive difference in their communities. You will serve in
leadership positions and represent GSCB as greeters, flag presenters and in speaking parts. No training is required to participate in the luncheon but you are encouraged to attend the Powerful First Impression workshop January 30, 2016.
WHEN: We will post on www.gscb.org dates are confirmed.
COST: Free, Registration required.
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest. Contact Denise Eberspeaker,
410-742-5107, for more information or to register. Max. 12.

 

 

Powerful First Impression

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The ability to create a positive first impression is one you can expand on to build a solid relationship. Learn how you can take control of the way others perceive you.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (snow date: February 6, 2016)
WHERE: Northern Resource Center, 225 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: Free. Registration required.
NOTE: This workshop is mandatory for all Girl Scouts who are attending the Women of Distinction Celebration on March 8, 2016.

Min. 12/Max. 75.

 


The Art and Science of Chocolate

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador and adults
Learn how to make a variety of chocolate confections including truffles. Decorate them so they look as great as they taste! Each participant will take home some gourmet chocolates to share.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $16 per participant, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program can serve as a start of STEM Champion Training. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

African American Life on the John Dickinson Plantation

GS Brownie and Junior
Discover the lives of enslaved people and the free African Americans who lived on the John Dickinson Plantation and connect their stories to your life and freedoms. We will explore family trees using clues from the past, try daily chores common on the plantation and create a plantation journal to record our thoughts and experiences.
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: John Dickinson Plantation 340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901
COST: $6 per girl, includes fun patch for Brownies and Playing the Past badge for Juniors.
NOTE: This program connects with the Brownie World of Girls Journey. Min 5/Max 30.

 

 

 

 

February

Goodwill Service Project

All Girl Scout grade levels We will be partnering with Goodwill for the patch program again this coming year. More information will be posted once it becomes available.

 

 

Chesapeake Bay STEM Fest

GS Junior through Senior
This exciting program provides girls in grades 4 -10 with hands-on, fun STEM activities and opportunities to interact with women role models in STEM careers. Includes information sessions for parents. Bring your whole troop! You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend.
WHEN: February 6, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wor-Wic Community College, Henson Hall, Room 105 Rte. 50 at Walston Switch Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $10 per girl, includes lunch and fun patch.
NOTE: Parents are encouraged to attend and do not need to pay fee. Min 14/Max 50.

 

 

Girl Scout Night at the 87’s

All Girl Scout grade levels
WHEN: February 20, 2016
More event details will be posted to gscb.org as the event gets closer. Contact Chanelle Reynolds for more information, 302-351-5382 or chanellereynolds@sevens.com.

 

 

Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Celebration 2016

All Girl Scout grade levels
Explore your world! Grab a passport and travel the world as you visit international displays from Girl Scout troops around the region. Learn about the foods of Central America, the castles of Europe, the unique wildlife of Australia, and much more.
WHEN: February 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: The Carriage House at Rockwood Park 4651 Washington St. Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809
COST: Free (girl or adult), includes Thinking Day patch.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact DLFrancisco@nccde.org or call 302-761-4340 to register, sign up to display a country (only two of each country will be represented, so register early) or other activities to start your troop preparing for World Thinking Day.
NOTE: All Girl Scouts must be in uniform for the event. Min 10/Max 100.

 

 

 

 

 

March

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17th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
Mingle and make connections with elite businesswomen and government officials at this high profile event. You will participate in a
pre-program, engage with our honoree and serve in leadership positions that make this event successful.
WHEN: March 8, 2016, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: Free, includes dinner and fun patch.
NOTE: Participants will need to wear khaki pants, white blouse, membership pins and sash or vest. Complete and submit this form by November 20, 2015. All participants must register and attend the Powerful First Impression workshop on January 30, 2016.

Max. 75.

 

 

Scout Day at the Museum

GS Daisy through Junior
Join museum staff and volunteers for a fun-filled evening! We will have a variety of crafts, live animal presentations and more – all geared towards meeting badge requirements.
WHEN: March 12, 2016, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
COST: $10 per participant (girl or adult).
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Visit www.delmnh.org or call 302-658-9111.
NOTE: Daisies will work towards Tula and Clover Petals. Brownies will work towards their Pets, Painting and Household Elf badges. Juniors will work towards Detective and Camper badges.

 

 

Wonders of the Night Sky

All Girl Scout grade levels
Use telescopes, binoculars, and the naked eye to observe a crescent moon low in the west, Jupiter rising in Leo, Orion sinking in the south, and other celestial sights. Learn the secret of the North Star and constellations visible year-round. Join the ranks of Citizen Astronomers around the world by participating in the GLOBE at Night project to assess light pollution. If it is cloudy, we will observe the “virtual” sky in Mt. Cuba’s planetarium.
WHEN: March 12, 2016 and April 9, 2016, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory 3915 Hillside Mill Rd., Greenville, DE 19807
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress warmly; this is an outdoor program. Activities align with GS Junior Get Moving Journey. Min 8/Max 25.

 

 

Scout Day at the Brandywine Zoo

GS Daisy through Junior
Enjoy an afternoon at the zoo during this special program just for scouts! There will be games, live animal encounters, and other activities all geared toward meeting scout badge requirements. Brandywine Zoo fun patch will be available for purchase.
WHEN: March 26, 2016, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802
COST: $10 per person; includes all Girl Scouts, leaders, parents, siblings, and additional leaders. One leader free for every 15 people registered.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required through vendor. Please contact: education@brandywinezoo.org.
NOTE: This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather. Pre-registration strongly suggested by September 30 and March 23. Walk-ins welcome if space available. Check-in for pre-registered participants from 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Additional participants register after 4:15 p.m., if space allows. For additional information, please call 302-571-7850 ext. 209.

 

 

 

April

Reactive Robots

GS Junior through Ambassador
Take your robotic programming skills to the next level. We will add sensors to our robots so they can see, hear and feel the world
around them.
WHEN: April 9, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601, Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 18.

 

 

Wonders of the Night Sky

All Girl Scout grade levels
Use telescopes, binoculars, and the naked eye to observe a crescent moon low in the west, Jupiter rising in Leo, Orion sinking in the south, and other celestial sights. Learn the secret of the North Star and constellations visible year-round. Join the ranks of Citizen Astronomers around the world by participating in the GLOBE at Night project to assess light pollution. If it is cloudy, we will observe the “virtual” sky in Mt. Cuba’s planetarium.
WHEN: April 9, 2016, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory 3915 Hillside Mill Rd., Greenville, DE 19807
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress warmly; this is an outdoor program. Activities align with GS Junior Get Moving Journey. Min 8/Max 25.

 

 

Letterboxing and Geocaching

GS Brownie and Junior
Carve out your own personal stamp and explore the exciting world of letterboxing. Letterboxing is a unique combination of a treasure hunt, navigation, artistic expression and outdoor exploration. Then try your navigation skills to find a series of letterboxes hidden at DEEC. Experience a more technical treasure hunt with geocaching. Practice using a GPS and search the DEEC Garden for hidden treats.
WHEN: April 16, 2016, 9 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
COST: $12 per girl, includes Brownie Letterboxing badge and Junior Geocaching badge.
NOTE: Wear shoes that can get muddy and bring rain gear if appropriate. Min 8/Max 25.

 

 

National Science and Engineering Festival

GS Junior (grade 5) through Ambassador
The 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest and only NATIONAL science festival, features nationwide contests and school programs, including the popular ‘Nifty Fifty’ science speaker program and X-STEM Symposium. The Festival will culminate in a Grand Finale Expo on April 16-17, 2016, with Sneak Peek Friday kicking off the weekend on April 15. More than 350K+ attendees will celebrate science at the Expo and engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM, hear stories of and rock out to science during the incredible stage show performances. For more information go to: www.usasciencefestival.org.
WHEN: April 16, 2016, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Conference Center Washington, DC.
COST: $42 per participant, includes bus transportation from the Northern Resource Center, snack, beverage and fun patch.
NOTE: Wear good walking shoes. Bring lunch and dinner or money to purchase food. Girls must be accompanied by parent/guardian or troop leader. We encourage friends and families in grade 5 on up to attend as well, same fee applies. Min 30/Max 50.

 

 

 

 

 

May

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Women in Aviation

GS Junior and Cadette
Join the Delaware 99s (an international organization of women pilots) who graciously host this very popular event! See inside the planes on exhibit at the museum, talk with women pilots about getting a license, develop your skills on a flight simulator and participate in hands-on activities on the principles of flight and airport procedures.
WHEN: May 1, 2016, Noon – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Dover Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover, DE 19902
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress appropriately for the weather. It is windy and cooler out on the tarmac. Sneakers or flat shoes must be worn. Eat before attending this event; it is a full agenda with no snack breaks included. Please, NO cell phones. Min 25/Max 50.

 

 

Storm the Castle: Basic Catapults

GS Brownie and Junior
Design and build a variety of catapults and test them to see how far your objects can fly! Teams can start planning for the Fall 2016 Junior-level competition at the next Fall Fling.
WHEN: May 7, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

Storm the Castle: Complex Catapults

GS Cadette through Ambassador
Design and build a variety of catapults and trebuchets then test them to see how far your objects can fly! Teams can start planning for the Fall 2016 Senior-level competition at the next Fall Fling.
WHEN: May 7, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

Go Native-Pollinators and Flowers

GS Brownie and Junior
Spend the afternoon at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center exploring the native plants in our Rain Garden and fields for native pollinators. Investigate how flowers are designed to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles and moths. Discover the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly and other insects that share its milkweed host plant. Collect milkweed seeds and learn how to establish a Monarch garden in your yard or neighborhood.
WHEN: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott’s Pond Rd., Milford, DE 19963
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes. Activities meet requirements for GS Brownie Bugs badge and GS Junior Gardener badge. Min 8/Max 20.

 

 

Making it From Scratch

GS Junior through Ambassador
Express yourself and create stories, make animated movies, design video games, make Public Service Announcements and more using the free computer software Scratch!
WHEN/WHERE: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Peninsula Resource Center, 1346 Belmont Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
COST: $10 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This activity meets some requirements for the Junior Entertainment Technology badge and aligns with the Junior aMuse and Cadette MEdia Journeys. Min 8/Max 16.

 

 

Introduction to 3D Design

GS Cadette (grade 8) through Ambassador
The future is here - 3D printing! Work as a team to create a 3D design using the software Sculpt and Invent and learn how and where to get your creations printed. Witness a sample being printed and imagine the possibilities.
WHEN: May 14, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Please bring USB drive to save files. Time will not permit girls to print their designs at this session. Girls may print items during open sessions at the Digital Media Center (must reserve printer, fee based on weight of printed object). Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

Blueprint of a Berry

GS Junior and Cadette
Be a Biotechnologist! Learn about DNA and how to extract DNA from strawberries and other types of food.
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 10 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Min 5/Max 20.

 

 

MicroArt

GS Junior through Senior
Use a digital microscope and computer to create beautiful art. Learn how to use a digital microscope to observe microscopic objects and living things. Take a picture of your favorite slide then use digital editing programs to add effects to make a one-of-a-kind piece of abstract art. Girls will make one 8 x10 print.
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Camp Country Center, 1051 Sharpless Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
COST: $14 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: This program completes some requirements towards the Junior Digital Photography badge. Min 6/Max 12.

 

 

 

 

June

Nature Power! - Cooch-Dayett Mills

GS Daisy through Ambassador
Explore the ins and outs of historic Cooch-Dayett Mills and discover how water generated energy is used to run all its machines. Then harness the ultimate power source – the sun! Observe our star with a specially-filtered telescope, do a solar power experiment, construct a simple sundial, make your own solar print and use a solar oven.
WHEN: June 11, 2016, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Cooch-Dayett Mills, 904 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702
COST: $12 per girl, includes fun patch.
NOTE: Activities align with Brownie Wonders of Water and Junior Get Moving Journeys. Min 8/Max 30.

 

 

Insects ABC’s

GS Daisy through Junior
Come to the Ward Museum to learn all about insects. Learn about the variety of insects and their body parts while you search for insects around the Ward Museum.
WHEN: June 25, 2016, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ward Museum 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury MD, 21804
COST: $14 per girl, includes the Insects ABC’s patch.
REGISTRATION: Please register by calling 410-742-4988, emailing: wardeducation@salisbury.edu or by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/m6vf2cm
NOTE: Min 10/Max 20.

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