Monday, October 11, 2010

Framingham Scouts Science Brownie Try-it & Junior Badge Workshop

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The Legend of Sleep Hollow Program at OSV on Saturday, Nov. 6

OSV Scout Day: “The Legend of Sleepy HollowLives on … in 1830”
Saturday, November 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Sturbridge Village

This fall event is for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and their families who want to learn about America’s past. It was in 1820 that Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was first published, thrilling audiences with its mystery, action, and horror! This ghoulish short story tells the tale of a Hessian soldier who comes back to haunt a small rural community while looking for the head that he lost during a Revolutionary War battle.
Learn about this tale and its time through storytelling, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Program Levels: Daisies through Ambassadors, and Juliette Scouts in grades K-12
Sign-up by: November 5
Cost: $7 per Scout ($10 includes patch) $7 per Leader and adult volunteer (NOTE: only 1 adult per Scout. Additional adults are $20.)
To Register: Visit or contact Kathy Kime at 508-347-0335.
There is no minimum or maximum required for this event.

Daisy Workshop on Nov. 13 in Worcester

Treasured Earth on Saturday, November 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Worcester Art Museum.
See how artists have treasured our natural world in centuries of paintings. In the studio, use recycled resources to create and decorate a box for your own treasures. Have fun exploring the galleries and making art in the museum’s studios.
This program can go towards the green Learning Petal (Use ResourcesWisely) and fits nicely into to the Earth and Sky Daisy Journey.
Program includes a custom tailored, 30-minute guided tour followed by a 90-minute creative studio activity.

Program Level: Daisies & Juliette Scouts in K & 1
Cost: $20 per Daisy
To Register: Contact Worcester Art Museum (Education Dept) at 508-793-4333.
Registration will remain open until full or 2 weeks prior to the event.
A minimum of 7 girls is required for each program, with a maximum of 40 girls per program. Registration is open to groups and individuals attending with an adult.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Amazing Relationship Workshop in Worcester on Oct. 28 for Cadette Scouts

aMAZING Relationships: Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Worcester Service Center

The goal of this program is to help teens be safe as they develop healthy relationships with friends. A professional teen counselor will guide girls through games, activities and role plays to help them understand the attitudes and behaviors associated with dating abuse and violence and to correct them. While they’ll learn to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to help friends who are in unhealthy relationships, they’ll also get a chance to talk about the myths surrounding teen dating violence and sexual assault and how to challenge others, by being an active bystander.
Some requirements from the aMAZE Journey will be met during this interactive session.
Please note that this program contains sensitive topics and will require a “Sensitive Issues” permission slip from each girl’s parent/guardian.

Program Levels: Cadettes Only (Juliette Scouts may also register)
Attend As: Individual w/no Adult

Deadline to register is Oct. 22 or when 40 Scouts have registered.
Cost: $3 per Cadette Scout
To register, visit the Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts Web site.
Registration and payment can be completed online.

Craft & Game Jamboree for Scouts on Nov. 6 in Easton

A Craft & Game Jamboree for Girls
GET BALANCED. This program is open to the children of adult participants who attend the Adult Learning Conferences. Girls will make and take home crafts, play games, and more!
Be sure to sign yourself up for one of the conferences in November and sign your daughter up for this terrific fun-filled day. Adults and girls will eat together. Lunch included in cost.

When: Nov 06, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Program Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette
Where: Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High, 250 Foundry St., South Easton
Cost: $12 per Scout and $10 per leader or adult volunteer.

Gold Award Orientation on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Easton

Gold Award Orientation
Girls, Troop adults, and parents are encouraged to join us for an orientation to the Gold Award Process, the highest achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting! We’ll explore the pre-requisites and give tips on tackling the Journey books. We’ll discuss and show examples of root issues and unique perspectives for creating sustainable solutions to them. We’ll go over a timeline of the process and what it takes to earn the Gold Award! When we give girls the tools they need, they spread their wings and fly! This orientation will be held at the Adult Learning Conferences in Easton.

When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 12:40 to 2:40 pm
Where: Southeast Regional VoTech High School, South Easton
Cost: FREE, but pre-registration is required.

Silver Award Orientation on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Easton for Cadette Scouts

Silver Award Orientation
This info session is for Cadettes interested in pursuing the Girl Scout Silver Award, and for the adults who will support them. Learn about the prerequisites, appropriate projects and documentation. Please check the GSEM Web site for the newest requirements. This orientation will be held at the Adult Learning Conferences in Easton.

When: Saturday, Nov 06, from 9:25 to 11:25 a.m.
Program Level: Cadette or Juliette Scouts in grades 6-7-8
Where: Southeast Regional VoTech High School, Easton
Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required

Bronze Award Orientations in Andover & Easton on Nov. 6

Bronze Award Orientation
Learn about appropriate projects and documentation. Please check the GSEM Web site for the newest requirements.

When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9:25 to 11;25 a.m.
For: Junior Scouts or Juliette Scouts in grades 4 or 5
Where: Southeast Regional VoTech High School in Easton or Greater Lawrence Technical Scool in Andover
Cost: $0
Pre-registration is required
To register, visit the GSEM Web site, and click on programs.

Brownie Animal Try-It Workshop on Nov. 6 in Walpole

Brownie Animal Try-It.
What better place to explore the world of animals than at Norfolk Aggie? Enjoy a tour of the animal science department. Learn how people care for the animals. You can see the animals up close, too! Learn all about Pocket Pets such as mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, rabbits, hedgehogs and chinchillas. You will go on a scavenger hunt through the Animal Science building and may even come across birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians!
Registration cost includes the Try-It.

When: Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon
Program Level: Brownie and Juliettes in grades 2& 3
Where: Norfolk County Agricultural High School, 400 Main St., Walpole
Cost: $14 per Brownie
Leaders and adult volunteers are free. Please adhere to safety-wise rules for adults. An adult must attend with any Juliette Scout. Leaders & adults may be expected to help.

To register visit the GSEM Web site and click on programs. Registration and payment can be made online.

Junior Geocaching Workshop in Waltham on Saturday, Oct. 30

Nature Geocaching: GET GOING.
Try a different twist on geocaching, the popular GPS adventure activity. Using global positioning system devices and a few clues, girls will search for specific trees, rocks and natural objects to learn their stories.

When: Saturday, Oct 30, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Program Level: Junior and Juliette Scouts in grades 4 & 5
Where: Camp Cedar Hill, 265 Beaver Street, Waltham
Cost: $8 per Junior Scout.
Leaders & adult volunteers, per safety-wise rules, are FREE

To register, visit the GSEM Web site and click on programs. Registration & payment can be completed online.

Bubbles Workshop for Daisy Scouts in Dorchester on Tuesday, Nov. 2

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles (Super Patch)
GET SMART. Girls will have a bubbly-blast at this action packed, fun-filled program. Based on science, expressed through creative bubble activities, bubble-builds and even some pretty, bubblicious artwork. Your girls will surely be floating on air after this program!

When, Tuesday, Nov 2 from 10;30 a.m. to Noon.
NOTE: Framingham Public Schools are closed on Tuesday, Nov. 2
Program Level: Daisy & Juliette Scouts in grades K & 1
Where: Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva, Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121
Cost: $9 per Daisy.
Leaders and safety-wise adults are FREE.

To register visit the GSEM Web site, click on programs. Registration & payment can be completed online.

Brownie Letterboxing Event in Waltham on Saturday, Oct. 30

GET GOING. This is an intro to a great outdoor sport! With maps and clues in hand, girls head off on an outdoor nature adventure, discovering boxes and collecting stamped images for their logbook.
Leaders & Adults are expected to help.

When: Saturday, Oct. 30 from noon to 2 p.m.
Program Level: Brownie and Juliettes in grades 2-3
Location: Camp Cedar Hill, 265 Beaver Street, Waltham
Cost; $8 per Scout. Leaders and safety-wise adult volunteers are free.

To register visit the GSEM Web site, and click on programs. Registration & payment can be completed online.

Virtual Book Club on November 1 for Older Scouts

Read the Movie - Virtual Book Club

Do you love to read?
Join GSEM’s Virtual Book Club and blog with other Girl Scouts about your thoughts and feelings about books.
You will have to check the blog twice a month to participate in this group.
Together, the group will chose books to read that are also movies. It is possible that if a book is chosen to read and the movie is coming out we will try to meet at the theater to see it together. Most of the time, we will watch the movies on our own before we gather online to discuss the things we liked and didn't like about the two. Each book will be a 6-week session.
Once registered you can participate in just one book or in all for the year.

Questions? Contact Jennifer van Buren, N. Andover, 978-701-6358,

Program level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador or Juliettes in grades 7-12
Location: Online
Cost: $5 per Scout

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Framingham Roller Skating Night - Monday, Nov. 1

DATE: Monday, November 1st
(Note: FPS has no school on Nov. 2)
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Roller Kingdom, Hudson 978-562-3440
Come join your fellow Framingham Girl Scouts as we share cupcakes & sing "Happy Birthday" to Juliette!

Cost: $6 per Scout (Participation Patch included in the price)
Pay this to reserve your spot.

Leaders & Adults within safety-wise limits FREE. Over Safety-wise limits must pay $6.

($3 additional for skates – pay this at the door.)
Scouts & adult may bring their own inline skates.

Registration is confirmed with a check made payable to "Framingham Girl Scouts"

FOOD: Troops may bring a plate of cupcakes or a cake to share. Please do not bring any other food or drinks. It is not allowed! Roller Kingdom food counter will sell pizza, hot dogs, drinks, and snacks at any additional cost.

Please Note: This is a troop event. Chaperones MUST be limited to safetywise ratios. Additional adult will be charged $6. NO SIBLINGS!

Directions: Take Rt. 495 north to exit 26 (Rt 62 east). Just before the Dodge dealership watch for signs on the right. Or take Rt. 85 north to Rt. 62 west and it is just after the Dodge dealership.

EVENT COORDINATOR: Colleen Burnham: colleenunique@...

REGISTRATION NIGHT: Tuesday, Oct 19 at Plymouth Church from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
Print out this form & BRING to Registration.

If you cannot make registration, please contact Colleen to make other arrangements. Deadline to register is TUESDAY, OCT. 19! NO EXCEPTIONS!

Troop #: _________________

Level: D B J C S A

Leader Name: ________________________ Phone: ___________________

First Aider: __________________________ Exp. Date: ________________

# Girls: _________________ Total Enclosed: _____________

# Adults: ___________

Make check payable: Framingham Girl Scouts

CORI APPROVALS & RENEWALS - Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

All Girl Scout Leaders & and all adult volunteers must be CORI approved.
ALL CORI approvals are good for 3 years.

Even if you have a CORI approval at an elementary school in town, YOU MUST be CORI approved for Girl Scouts.

Framingham Girl Scouts will be doing CORI approvals & RENEWALS on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church.

Following, CORI approvals Framingham Girl Scouts will hold its first leader & adult volunteer meeting. Meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to stay!


Girl Scout Council of Eastern Massachusetts recently gave the Framingham Girl Scouts a list of those leaders & adult volunteers who are approved and not approved via CORI.

If you have any questions, please contacty either Framingham Service Unit Town Coordinator Susan Scully Petroni at spetroni@... or Framingham Girl Scouts Registrar Mary Ann Sager at masager5@...

Annie Performance for Girl Scouts at Wheelock Family Theatre on Oct. 23

Wheelock Family Theatre: Annie. GET BALANCED.
The classic American musical illuminating the disparity between rich and poor. GSEM offers premium tickets at a discount, including a pre-show drama workshop, post-show Q&A with members of the cast and a study guide for troop volunteers.
Girls receive WFT Partner button for a free admission to a future performance.

When: Oct. 23, 1:45 to 6 p.m.
Program Level: All, including Juliettes from K-12
Category: Creative Arts
Location: Wheelock Family Theater, 20 The Riverway,
Boston, MA 02215
Cost: $25 per Scout and $25 per Leader or adult volunteer.

Several of the other dates have already sold out, so registered ASAP for this program.
To register, visit the GSEM Web site, and click on programs. You can pre-pay for this online.

Scout & Family Fun Festival on Thursday, Oct. 21 in Mansfield

Family Fun Festival
It's S'More Fun with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts!
Girls and their families are invited to participate in this free Welcome Week event.
Create and eat your own edible fire Make and fly paper airplanes while learning about travel destinations Fashion a bracelet out of recyclable materials Learn about the Sundown Sing-Along, Museum of Science Overnights, Animal Tracks, Funky Fabrication, Kitty Tales and more! Bring a friend!

When: Thursday, Oct 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
(Note: This is an early release day for Framingham Elementary.)
Program Level: All levels or Juliettes in grades K-12
Category: Outdoor Adventures Camp, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math, Creative Arts Location: Robinson Elementary School Cafeteria, 245 East St., Mansfield
Cost: Free for Scouts, Leaders & adults.


Town Web site:

Town Coordinator = Susan Scully Petroni, 508-620-5922,

Registrar = Mary Ann Sager, 508-872-4989,

Troop Organizer = Lauren Fawell at

Secretary = POSITION OPEN (Contact Susan at if interested)

Yahoo Leader Group Coordinator = Carolyn Limeri at 508-877-4215,

Treasurer = Mary Ayotte,

Adult Recognition = Pat Aulenbach at 508-533-6510, and Paula Brackett at 508-877-2478,

Cookie Chair = Helena Siciliano, 508-877-7902, AND Mary Ayotte,

Town-wide Encampment = POSITION OPEN

Family Partnership = POSITION OPEN

Media Manager = Susan Scully Petroni at

Area Association Delegates = Connie Miles, 508-624-6382,
(Note: second delegate is open.)

Supplies Storage (flags, etc) = Lauren Fawell (see above)

Princess Ettie Quette Royal Ice Cream Extravaganza on Oct. 27 in Norton for Daisy & Brownie Scouts

Princess Ettie Quette: The Royal Ice Cream Extravaganza!
Be a Princess of Mannersville and learn techniques one must have to run her own country. Practice elegant eating, greeting, and conversation. Learn the basic skills of how to have perfect table manners while eating ice-cream with your favorite toppings (Alternatives will be provided).
Manners Try-It or Daisy petal and tiara included.

When: Oct 27, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Program Level: Daisy, Brownie and Juliettes in grades K-3
Category: Leadership
Location: TBD, Norton, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 per Scout. Adult volunteers and leader are free.
Please adhere to safety-wise rules. Adults are expected to help.
To register, visit the GSEM Web site, and click on programs. Parents can register and pre-pay online.

Sewing Sensations program for Cadettes on Oct. 24 in Sharon

Sewing Sensations (Super Patch). GET BALANCED.
Girls love to be unique and to use their resources wisely. Girls will make cross-stitch creations, her very own, one-of-a-kind purse, work together to make gifts for donation to a local cause and more! This program is sure to be sew-sational!

When: Oct 24, 2 to 5 p.m.
Program Level: Cadette or Juliettes in grades 6-7-8
Category: Creative Arts
Location: TBA, Sharon, Massachusetts
Cost: $11 per Cadette. Leaders and adults are free.
To register, visit the GSEM Web site, and click on programs. parents can register online and pre-pay online, too.

Babysitter Course for Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors in Waltham on Oct. 23

Babysitting is an awesome way to learn the responsibilities of caring for others and earn extra cash. This excellent training includes instruction on First Aid, safety precautions, child development, emergency procedures, age-appropriate activities, etc.
You’ll receive a certificate and a patch upon completion.
Bring a doll or teddy bear for hands on practice and a bag lunch.

When: Oct 23, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Program Level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador or Juliette Scouts in grades 6-12
Category: Leadership
Location: Christ Church Episcopal, 750 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451
Cost: $21 for Scouts; Adults and leaders are free.

To register GSEM Web site and click on programs. Registration and payment can be completed online.

Oil Up Junior Badge Workshop on Nov. 5th in Westwood

Oil Up Badge Workshop.
An oil tanker leaks thousands of gallons of oil on a beach, and rescue workers rush to save the wildlife, but how? As you earn the Oil Up! badge, you simulate your own rescue effort, and learn about the petroleum products you use every day.

When: Nov 05, 6 to 8 p.m.
Program Level: Juniors or Juliette Scouts in grades 4-5
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math, Environmental Awareness
Location: TBD, Westwood, MA 02090
Cost: $9 per Scout. Leaders and adult volunteers are free.
Please adhere to safety-wise rules for adults. Adults may be expected to help.

To register visit the GSEM Web site. Registration & payment can be completed online.

Program Aide Training on Oct. 23 in Waltham

Program Aide Core Training. GET SMART
A good Program Aide is a team player who knows Girl Scouting inside and out! Role play to anticipate what happens when you don’t get along with the adults or girls with whom you have to work. What happens when a girl gets homesick, or hurt, or doesn’t want to join in? What do the Girl Scout Promise and Law mean to you? What you learn as a PA will be helpful if you want to work at large council events.
Fee includes PA pin.
Girls should bring a bag lunch and clothes for indoor and outdoor activity.

When: Oct 23, from 9 a.m. to 5p.m.
Level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador or Juliette Scouts in grades 6-12
Location: Camp Cedar Hill Great Hall, 265 Beaver St. Waltham, MA 02452
Cost: $14.00 per Scout; leaders and adult volunteers are free

To register visit the GSEM Web site, and click on programs. You can pre-pay online.

Cool Cosmetics Program for Cadettes on Oct 20 in Belmont

Cool Cosmetics: GET SMART.
This program was such a huge hit with Cadette Scouts that Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Council (GSEM) decided to bring it back again!
Create your own make up and toiletries at this hands-on program and hear from women in the engineering field to see if you might have a future in an engineering related career!
When: Oct. 20 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 p.m.
Program Level: Cadette or Juliettes in grades 6-7-8
Location: Belmont United Methodist Church, 421 Common St., Belmont,
Cost: $12 per Scout; adults and leaders are free.
To register, visit the GSEM Web site and click on programs. You can register online and pre-pay online, also.