What did you do today? Did you make new friends? Did you travel across the country or world? Did you attend a resident camp? Did you help out residents in a nursing home? Did you learn what it takes to become a leader and set your goals high? With Girl Scouts, that’s all possible!
There are many pathways to become involved with Girl Scouts. The traditional troop pathway gives girls an opportunity to participate with a group of friends who explore different activities and interests with the guidance of a caring mentor. The travel pathway offers girls leadership opportunities and cross-cultural understanding through local, regional, national and international travel. The camp pathway is a way for girls to get the camp experience, whether it be day, weekend or resident camp. The events pathway makes leadership opportunities and fun activities available to girls. The series pathway is a sequence of program sessions about a certain subject. The virtual pathway allows girls to take part in an online community of girls.
Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be taking part in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience gives girls the opportunity to discover their interests, connect with others in their communities, and take action to make the world a better place.
There are also many pathways for adults to become involved with Girl Scouting as a volunteer. Adults can volunteer to work directly with the girls, whether it be at camp, events or series offerings, or as troop leaders, or adults can volunteer to work indirectly with girls by assisting in product sales, being program liaisons or doing administrative or clerical work.
The cost to register is $12 a person and financial assistance is available.
Want to register? Attend one of these area registration events:
• 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Cato-Meridian Central School, 2851 Route 370, Cato
• 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Weedsport Junior/Senior High School Cafeteria, East Brutus Street, Weedsport
• 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at A.A. Gates Elementary School, 30 Maple Ave., Port Byron
• 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Millard Fillmore Elementary School, 24 S. Main St., Moravia
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Cayuga Elementary School, 255 Wheat St., Cayuga
• 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Fingerlakes Mall Community Room, Clark Street Road, Aurelius
• 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Springport Library, Cayuga Street, Union Springs
• Sept. 22, during the open house at Emily Howland Elementary School, Route 34B, Sherwood
• Sept. 23, during the open house at Southern Cayuga Middle/High School, Route 34B, Poplar Ridge
So ask yourself: At the end of the day, what did you do today?
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience reinforces the 15 leadership outcomes we build in girls, including developing a strong sense of self, gaining practical life skills, feeling connected to their communities locally and globally, and feeling empowered to make a difference in the world.
Visit www.gsnypenn.org or call 698-9400 or 539-5085.
Kim Dunne is media manager for the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Inc.