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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.

Special Updates     

SUMMER HOURS


From July 10 through August 28, GSOFCT Service Centers will be open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. GSOFCT Shops will also operate on summer hours from July 1 through August 28. Visit the shop site for hours and locations.

NEW OUTDOOR BADGES!


New Girls' Choice Outdoor Badges
You asked, we answered! Our new Outdoor badges are coming to our council shop soon. Can’t wait to get started? Download the digital requirements today and reconnect with the outdoors.




SIGN UP FOR ELECTION DAY BOOTH SALES!


Election Day Booth Sales
Election Day Booth Sales are a great way for girls to offer customers a taste of the Cookie Program before order taking in January. EDBS will run from October 31-November 8. Sign up today to reserve cookies for your booth! Please note: You will need to obtain confirmation of your booth site(s) from your Service Unit Manager/Service Unit Cookie Manager or designee; assignment of booth sale sites are handled by each service unit. For more information about holding an EDBS, talk to your Service Unit Product Sales Manager or email productsales@gsofct.org.

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION
FOR TROOPS

Online Membership Registration
Online Membership Registration is open for troops/groups! Online registration saves troop/group leaders valuable time − No multiple trips to the bank to deposit money; No waiting to know who’s registered! Troop/Group leaders can also pay for membership renewals using their troop debit cards. Get started now!

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Please note: we are currently only accepting Troop re-registrations. For more information about registering your girl or yourself, contact your troop leader or Service Unit Registrar.


ADVENTURE PROGRAMS AT PATTAGANSETT


Challenge Course Pattagansett
NEW! Want to try out some of the challenge and adventure courses at Pattagansett? You can now reserve the site and the facilitator for a date and time convenient for your troop! Choose from three two-hour programs - Team Challenge 101, Tower Climb, or Beyond Team Challenge. Find out more here.


 

 

UPCOMING GIRL PROGRAMS

Journey Weekends
Special weekends for girls and adults, dedicated to one of the Girl Scout Journeys. Each weekend is full of fun activities for girls related to the topic. Pre and post work is required to complete the award related to the Journey. Adults participate in concurrent programming. Includes Journey book, meals, and upon Take Action Project completion, award. Participants must attend the entire weekend; they may not arrive late or leave early as it disrupts the program for others. Choose your Journey below!

Sow What?Sow What?
Where does our food come from and how is a meal happy? What are challenges for local farmers? Discover answers and more at this fun event on September 18-20 at Camp Laurel in Lebanon. For Seniors and their adult mentors. For more info, check out this flyer or contact lkalish@gsofct.org. Register by August 31!

aMuseaMUSE
Explore the role models around you October 2-4 at Candlewood in New Fairfield. Investigate gender stereotypes, media, and how those factors impact our lives. For Juniors and their adult mentors.
For more info, check out this flyer or contact lkalish@gsofct.org. Register by September 3!

aMazeaMaze
Enter the maze of friendships and discover how to create peace together October 9-11 at Candlewood in New Fairfield. For Cadettes and their adult mentors.
For more info, check out this flyer or contact lkalish@gsofct.org. Register by September 10!

Check out the Program Resource Guide for other Journey Weekends happening this year! 


LaureleiLaurelei's Letterboxing Weekend and Challenge
A weekend of letterboxing, workshops, night hikes, and more at Camp Laurel in Lebanon! New boxes every year. Instruction is available. Everyone can come for just the day on Saturday, September 26, or
Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can stay for the weekend (September 25-27) with their troop. See the flyer for more information.
Register by September 1.

telescopeLunar Eclipse at Laurel!
Join us at Camp Laurel for a very special astronomical event - a Total Lunar Eclipse on September 27-28. Another lunar eclipse will not be visible until 2019! We will get to see the event unfold in slow motion as our GSofCT astronomer, Geoff "Star Dad" McLean, sets up telescopes next to the dining hall. Bring your cameras (phones with cameras work well) to take snapshots through the telescopes. We'll also observe Saturn and some deep sky objects. Bring a sit-upon, tarp, blankets, and/or warm clothes for a cool autumn night. Bring your own binoculars or telescope. There is no requirement to stay for the entire event. Observation is weather permitting. Fee is $2 at door. To reserve your spot, email astronomy@mcleanresearch.com.


UPCOMING VOLUNTEER TRAININGS

Regional Training Days
Need to get trained but you're not sure when you can squeeze it in your busy schedule? Get several trainings done in just one day at our Regional Training Days! Click on the links below to register. But hurry - these sessions fill up fast! Visit the Upcoming Adult Trainings page for links to info packets and registration.  

2015

  • Yankee Trails, Tolland, CT, October 3 (Register by October 1)
  • Aspetuck, Weston, October 17 (Register by October 13)
  • Pattagansett, East Lyme, October 17 (Register by October 13)
  • An-Se-Ox, Oxford, October 24 (Register by October 21)

2016

  • Candlewood, New Fairfield, April 30 (Register by April 27)
  • Merrie-Wood, Manchester, April 30 (Register by April 27)
  • Laurel, Lebanon, May 7 (Register by May 5)
  • An-Se-Ox, Oxford, May 7 (Register by May 5)

 

 

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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