For Girl Scout Teens
Girl Scouts Sailing on the Chesapeake
Who: Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts
Where: Annapolis, MD
When: Sunday, June 30, 2013; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
What: During your two hour cruise aboard the Schooner Woodwind, we take a very interactive approach to educate the girls about sailing. As with all of our Girl Scout programs, we have the girls break into smaller groups to work directly with our crew members after the Girl Scouts all help to raise the sails. The crew educates by asking questions. This enables our crew to find out the level of interest and knowledge in a fun and interactive way while dispersing fun facts to the Girl Scouts.
How: For more information and to sign up, click here.
Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) Kids, Youth and the Great Outdoors Festival and Mall Walk
Who: Girl Scout Teens
Where: Washington Monument, National Mall
When: Wednesday June 26, 2013; 1:00-4:00 PM
For Great Outdoors America Week the Outdoors Alliance for Kids and our partners are holding a youth festival! This is a great opportunity to get kids involved in outdoor activities and enjoy an afternoon on the national mall. The event will be filled with nature-based recreation and learning opportunities. Participants can visit each of the activity stations at the event including - Kayaking, Camping 101, Mountain biking, Birds, Face Painting, and more! At the festival, Secretary Sally Jewell of the Department of the Interior and other guests will hold a press conference. Secretary Jewell will also be participating in a walk from the festival to the Capitol steps with participants!
How: For more information, click here. For questions, Contact Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club, to register 202-548-6584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Girl Scouts teens who are at least 15 years-old by July 14, 2013
Where: Navy Recreation Center
When: Sunday, July 14-Friday, July 19, 2013
What: Become a American Red Cross-trained Lifeguard at the Lifeguard Camp sponsored by Girl Scout Mariner Ship 486.
How: Cost is $275 per person. For more information or to register, click here.
From Girl Scouts, to Female Engineers
Do you have a question about studying or working in STEM fields? We want to hear it!
From now until June 30, Phi Sigma Rho is collecting questions from Troops or individual Girl Scouts about studying and working in science, engineering, math, and science (STEM) fields. In July and August our active and alumnae sisters will make short, personal video responses for each of the questions we receive.
To submit your question, with a parent or troop leader:
- Take a video of you asking your -OR-take a photo of you with your question written clearly on a sign -OR- simply type the question in a message, then
- Email the question with your Name(s) and Troop Number to Community@phisigmarho.org.
Phi Sigma Rho is a national sorority for women in technical studies with chapters at 29 colleges and universities across the US, including nearby Howard University. Our sisters include around 3800 undergraduates and alumnae, most of whom graduated with an engineering or technology degree. But earning a STEM degree can lead to job opportunities in many fields! During and after college, our sisters work in everything from medicine to computer programming, construction to education, aerospace to law. Phi Rho adopted Girl Scouts of the USA as a national philanthropy partner in 1998, and we have since worked to educate, motivate, and hopefully inspire these young women. For more information, please visit our website at www.PhiSigmaRho.org.
Photos and videos submitted as part of "From Girl Scouts, To Female Engineers" will not be used for any purpose beyond this specific activity, nor will they be posted or publically distributed without prior approval from participants or the appropriate legal guardians. Email addresses and contact information will be kept private and handled only by the Phi Sigma Rho Director of Community Involvement and official Girl Scout employees. No correspondence beyond the scope of this activity will be sent to email addresses provided to us.
If you have questions about the "From Girl Scouts, To Female Engineers" activity, please email the Phi Sigma Rho Director of Community Involvement, Ingrid Bauer, at Community@PhiSigmaRho.org.
Conduct Tours at Riley's Lockhouse
Who: Girl Scout Teens (once Adult Leader takes training)
Where: Riley's Lockhouse
When: The next adult training is Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9:30am-2:30pm; after training, the opportunities are on-going on Saturdays and Sundays.
What: Want to give tours at the Riley Lockhouse? Come churn butter, do home crafts, make ice cream or lemonade 1870 style! After a troop leader or another troop adult takes the C+O Canal National Historical Park training the troop can choose a date when they and most of the girls can come from 12:30-4:30 on a Saturday or Sunday during the spring or fall and have fun at the Lockhouse.
How: To register, click here. For more details, call Joan Paul at 301-384-8584.
GSUSA is offering a discount rate on Lifetime Memberships for a limited time!
Who: Graduating Seniors
When: August 16, 2013
What: Even if you don't plan to volunteer right now, it's a great time for you to consider maintaining your membership as an adult Girl Scout. You are eligible for a discount on your lifetime membership because we want to keep you in the Girl Scout family! Girls who are registered members in the 2012-2013 membership year and graduate high school or the equivalent during the year are eligible to become lifetime members at the reduced cost of $156.
How: If you are interested in the reduced rate, you must return the registration form with the appropriate payment no later than August 16, 2013. After that date, the cost of lifetime membership will be $375. Click here for more information and to register.
Dine-Arounds are taking a summer vacation. Check back in August!