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Since 1912, Girl Scouts has helped Connecticut's girls build courage, confidence and character. While we have always remained true to Juliette Gordon Low's vision, we are constantly evolving. That's why we say we're 100 years young! Join us, and see how Girl Scouts discover themselves as they explore their world, connect with others and take action through activities and programs that are relevant and exciting to girls today.

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GET READY TO KICK OFF
THE NEW GIRL SCOUT YEAR!


Mark your calendars and plan to see what’s new for 2014. Get some great ideas, get energized and pick up your Program Resource Guide! Kick Offs are an open-house format and pre-registration is not required. Arrive and leave at your convenience. We suggest you allot one hour to see all the displays. Pick one of the following events!
  • Tuesday, August 19 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Side Middle School, 483 Chase Parkway, Waterbury
  • Thursday, August 21 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. East Hartford Community Cultural Center, 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford
  • Saturday, August 23 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Griswold Middle School, 211 Slater Avenue, Griswold
  • Sunday, August 24 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main Street, Bridgeport

GSOFCT SPEAKER SERIES


 Based on the latest research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, “The State of Girls: Unfinished Business,” the Girl Scout speaker series sponsored by First Niagara will inspire thought, conversation, and solutions. Hosted by a guest emcee, each event will include a short presentation of the data followed by a panel discussion from local experts.
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SUMMER HOURS


From July 7 through August 29, all GSOFCT Service Centers will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Fridays. All GSOFCT shops and the GSOFCT Museum will also operate on summer hours during this time.




JOIN NIGHT September 10

Interested in joining Girl Scouts? We will be at several locations across the state on September 10. Come see us and we'll answer all your questions and get you registered!

 SIGN UP FOR ELECTION DAY BOOTH SALES

EDBS PatchThis year, Election Day Cookie Booth Sales will run from November 1-9. Click here to sign up for a booth! Make sure you check with your Service Unit Cookie Manager before filling out the form. New this year: Girls will receive a patch for participating in Election Day Booth Sales!

THE ULTIMATE GIRLS' WEEKEND!


2014 National ConventionThe 2014 Girl Scout Convention will take place from October 16-19 in Salt Lake City, and it's going to be a blast! Adults and girls can attend the convention as official visitors. Check out the convention website for more information.


UNITING TO "BAN BOSSY"

Ban Bossy
Girl Scouts of the USA and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, author of Lean In, and founder of LeanIn.org have partnered to empower girls to lead. Ban Bossy is about coming together to encourage girls to pursue leadership roles at home, at school, and in their lives by challenging people to stop using the word "bossy." Find more information including tips for girls, leaders, teachers, and parents at banbossy.com.

GIRL SCOUT VOICES


We want to hear from you! Sign up now to be part of a panel and have a voice in the future of Girl Scouts. You will take an introductory survey and then be invited to take 1-3 surveys over the course of the year. Just check out the Girl Scout Voices site!

 

UPCOMING GIRL PROGRAMS


tennisGirl Scout Night at the Connecticut Open
Come out for Girl Scout Night at the Connecticut Open, Tuesday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. See world-class tennis and enjoy a meet-and-greet with a member of the Women's Tennis Association. Purchase tickets directly from the Connecticut Open with this flyer or by visiting their website and using promo code CO14GS. For more information contact Christie Cole at ccole@ctopen.org or (203) 776-7331 ext. 5811.


Camp Sikorsky
Camp on the front lawn of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford on September 19-21. Learn about STEM and more with other Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from around the state. Don't wait! This event fills up fast and registration is open now. $50 per person. See this flyer for workshop information and a registration form.  

Letterboxing
Join us for the day or the weekend at Camp Laurel in Lebanon looking for letterboxes! We have fun awaiting you whether it's your first time or you're a pro. The whole family is invited for the day on September 27 or Juniors through Ambassadors the whole weekend of September 26-28. Learn more and register here.

Girl Scout Day at Quassy Amusement Park
Join Girl Scouts of Connecticut for this fun-filled family event on Sunday, October 5. Come as a troop or a family. In the private picnic grove, enjoy a buffet lunch and dive into a variety of QSP carnival themed games. Activities will include feed the otter, fish for fishies, a relay race, face painting, and more! After lunch, enjoy all of the rides and activities the park has to offer. Fun patch included. Register online or with this flyer. $20 per person.

aMAZE!aMAZE! Weekend
The aMAZE weekend is designed for Cadettes and their guiding adults. It will take place Friday October 17-Sunday October 19 at Camp Laurel in Lebanon. Registration opens on July 15! For more information, see this flyer or contact the Program Department at program@gsofct.org.






This is not an exhaustive list of events. Visit the Program and Training Registration Area to see ALL the exciting programs we offer across the state.
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