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Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways invites all girls in grades K-5 to attend its first-ever Cybersecurity Basics event on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn. The event runs 1 to 4 p.m. in the mall's center court. Parents and girls are invited to come learn more about Girl Scouts and new cybersecurity badges. Girls will take part in a fun, grade-level activity and receive a cybersecurity patch. The new badges help girls learn how computers and the internet work and apply the concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every day:

• Daisy (K-1) activity at 2 p.m.: Put a “treasure” in a box to explore safety and protection.

• Brownie (2-3) activity at 2:30 p.m.: Collaboratively draw a castle and moats to learn about the value of multiple layers of protection.

• Junior (4-5) activity at 3 p.m.: Create a network and observe how information travels.

GSNYPENN staff and volunteers will be on hand to register girls. Adults can learn more about volunteering and sign up. Attendees will meet local Girl Scouts and troops, hear from troops who traveled to Belize and England this summer, and learn about Girl Scouting’s highest awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold) and award projects girls are working on in the local area.

For more information, contact Community Recruitment Manager Donna Clark at (315) 698.9400 ext. 2312 or Girl Scouts serves girls in grades K-12. The annual membership fee is $25. Financial assistance is available.

Girl Scout adventure

Girl Scouts in Troop 10029 from Skaneateles held a roller-skating fundraiser this summer and used their 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds to spend a weekend in Niagara Falls. Their trip included a night at the Niagara Aquarium, lunch at Rainforest Cafe, visiting Fort Niagara and Niagara Power Vista, and a boat tour aboard Maid of the Mist.

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Jaime Alvarez is communications director for Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways.