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External Program Resources

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Programs and events for your troops and girls!

Welcome to External Program Resources! Here we will share non-GSGNY programs, events, and opportunities around the city for troop leaders to provide the best G. I. R. L. experience. Information will be posted periodically with updates to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram).


Columbia University
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Columbia University Athletics provides multiple Girl Scout events at women's home events throughout the year. Several events throughout the year will include the opportunity to earn various badges through pre-game clinics with our female student-athletes.

For more information, please email Mike Miller or call 212.854.0043.

Confidence Campaign

The Confidence Campaign is an effort designed by Dr. Janine Delaney and her daughter Erin to help girls form a strong self-identity during the critical ages of 7-9 when confidence is first developed.

This mother and daughter team will engage your girls in activities that teach about body positivity, supporting peers, and building self-awareness. Girls will leave the session feeling empowered and walk away with strategies for maintaining self-esteem that will help them during the teenage years.

Janine looks forward to working with your troop!

To register for a session, please contact Janine Delaney.

Être Girls

Être is a free resource and mentorship platform for motivated girls! Girls are brought into cool companies (think Spotify, Google, YouTube, Viacom, NYSE and many more) to meet female leaders face to face. With a website packed with links encouraging financial confidence, philanthropy and entrepreneurship at an early age, and a Board made up entirely of middle and high school-age girls, we're thrilled to be BFF's!

As Être means "To Be," the goal is to help today's girls figure out exactly who they want to be.

To join the Être Board, earn badges or attend any Lunch & Learns, please contact Illana Raia.

femcho*

FREE BRACELETS * FREE PATCHES * FREE TEE SHIRT FOR TROOP LEADER

The femcho* program is developed to promote confidence, leadership, health, and fitness among girls in a fun, hip way. Our workshop consists of dance/fitness, girl talk, and a confidence-building compliment. Facilitated femcho* girl-talk is a discussion that takes place in a safe and nurturing environment. Girls reflect and bond while sharing without any judgement or criticism. The dance/fitness segment consists of easy to follow moves to the girls' favorite music.

Specific femcho* modules determine the topics discussed. The femcho* program is brought to your troop meeting location. One of our trained and experienced femcho* facilitators will come to your location. We will provide femcho* bracelets, Girl Scout patches, appropriate music, and speakers.

Over 4,500 Girl Scouts have experienced femcho* workshops. Through different modules that focus on topics such as friendship, leadership, healthy choices, confidence, compassion, fitness and power, femcho* can be adapted to achieve many Girl Scout journeys, petals, and even several Girl Scout badges. The femcho* patch is a bedazzled iron-on encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Girl Scouts have incorporated femcho to earn Silver Awards, and become mentors to earn more kinds of badges than we can name!

femcho* has had the honor of leading over a thousand scouts and troop leaders in a dance/fitness routine during the 100 year Anniversary Bridge Crossing at Randall's Island. We have also had the pleasure of offering our program at Camp Kaufmann.

For more information, please contact Tina de Lemps or call 516-987-3700.

Harry Moon and Honey Moon

Meet Harry Moon:
Harry Moon is a thirteen-year-old magician in eighth grade. Harry is smart, short, and a geek. Surprisingly, destiny has chosen him to be a hero. Against all odds, Harry, with his friends, the Good Mischief Team, must stand up to the evil curse that holds his town captive. In the weird world of Sleepy Hollow, Massachusetts, where every day is Halloween, evil has found a new home. But if Harry has anything to say about it, darkness will not be staying.

Meet Honey Moon:
Honey spunky and spirited, Honey has no trouble speaking her mind, even if it gets her grounded once in a while. Honey has a strong moral compass, especially useful in the strange town of Sleepy Hollow. Her sense of right and wrong along with a close-knit group of friends leads her down many perilous roads. Honey believes in Girl Empowerment and lives by her code: “Be Brave and Sparkle away!”

About the Series:
The Harry Moon and Honey Moon book series is a 28-book franchise written for the 7 to 12-year old reader. This popular Middle-Grade series encourages readers to become heroes in their own communities, accepting the differences of others and cultivating kind behavior. The chapter book design, illustrations and fonts engage every type of reader including those with Dyslexia and other special reading needs. Every book is approximately 200 pages with a story and character background section in the beginning of each book. These fun and engaging books are beautifully illustrated including an embossed, hard outside cover, map of Sleepy Hollow on the inside cover and a colorful poster on the inside of the dust jacket.

For ordering information, please see the Harry Moon and Honey Moon collection.

For more information about the Harry Moon and Honey Moon book series or bulk ordering, please contact Steve Goerth.

 

GroupTools
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Use GroupTools to organize your troop events more efficiently and effectively.

Key Features

  • Create and manage your troop events, from anywhere on any device 
  • Create multiple options for your scouts and their families to choose from
  • Send itineraries 
  • Add and manage forms such as permission slips and waivers 
  • Track financials and collect payments

Planning a trip to Camp Kaufmann? From creating the event to sending invites and collecting payments, GroupTools takes the work and worry out of organizing your trip.

Planning a group trip to Broadway? No matter what size, Broadway Inbound can help you get great tickets to Broadway, Off-Broadway, Lincoln Center, and more. Their staff knows the city and the shows, and they're available to help you find the right ticket at the right price. Requesting a group is easy with cutting-edge technology that saves you time, reduces your costs, and makes sure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

Need transportation or overnight accommodations? Our supplier-partners, HotelPlanner and Buster.com, have you covered! Easily book rooms or transportation and add them to your event. Offering multiple options for rooms or multiple pick-up/drop-off locations? No problem. GroupTools allows you to easily add those options to your event and track which options were selected by your attendees.

For more information, please click here.

Junior Rangers Girls Hockey

Getting involved in hockey has never been easier!

To celebrate World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend, Saturday (10/5/2019) and Sunday (10/6/2019), the New York Rangers will be hosting 14 Try Hockey For Free events throughout the Tri-state area – just for girls! The Girls Try Hockey for Free program includes FREE loaner equipment, skate rental, instruction & ice time. It’s the perfect way to experience the game for the first time with a fun, introductory lesson designed for girls with little or no prior skating experience – all for FREE! 

During your troop’s incredible day on the ice, girls can:

  • Earn towards a “Staying Fit” badge
  • Receive a special New York Rangers patch
  • Try a new sport in a really fun way
  • Make new friends

Girls can even bring a friend along who doesn’t need to be a Girl Scout. So, join us on the ice as we seek to inspire and empower girls of all ages through the sport of hockey!

To learn more, please visit newyorkrangers.com/girlshockey.

For more information, please contact Robert Winston.

Laserbounce

Laser Bounce houses a quintet of interactive, family-friendly attractions within its massive indoor facility. An intergalactic-theme laser-tag arena shelters gunsmiths as they blast opponent targets and players during 8-minute games, and the bounce arena's assortment of inflatable slides and bouncers engages kids as guardians surf free WiFi from the seating area's comfy couches.

Girl Scouts may earn their Good Sportsmanship Badge at Laser Bounce.

Mention code RV2019 for a free upgrade!

Madison Square Garden
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Madison Square Garden lifts the human spirit by gathering communities around exceptional live experiences on the world's greatest stages. Patches are provided for all performed Girl Scout events.

Upcoming Events:

For more information, please contact Frank Coppola or call 212.631.5262.

Maiden Film

Sony Pictures Classics presents MAIDEN, a new film about how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989.

Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line.

Although blessed with tremendous self-belief, Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. 

Marist Summer Pre-College

The Marist Summer Pre-College Program offers various course offerings for rising high school juniors and seniors, to experience college life and earn 3 to 6 transferable college credits. Spots are filling up quickly so apply today!

Quick facts about the Marist Summer Pre-College program:

  • Two or four week residential Pre-College program
  • Campus location in Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Three to six transferable college credits
  • An insight into the professional industry of your choice
  • Access to Marist's state-of-the-art library, computer labs, and classrooms
  • Experience what students have called "The Best Summer of My Life!"

For more information, please contact Jaclyn Fitzgerald.

One World Observatory

The One World Observatory has partnered with the Girl Scouts to help develop our young women into the next generation of leaders. The Observatory has created a program to help girls complete their "Think Like an Engineer" Journey!

They will host Girl Scout exclusive ticketed-two-hour journey programs on various Saturday mornings throughout the entire year in which girls will have the opportunity to visit the top of the world while finding out how engineers use design thinking to solve problems.

Please note** this program correlates only to partial completion of the journey, girls will still have to participate in 3 hands-on design challenges & a Take-Action project!

For more information, please contact Farzad-Elhaam Kohzad.

Puzzle Break

Puzzle Break, the first American escape room facility, is now in New York City!

Girl Scouts can earn badges while decoding clues, solving puzzles, and working together to escape the room! Puzzle Break escape games are appropriate for ages 8+ and great for practicing deductive reasoning and abstract thinking! Whether your troop is escaping the Midnight Carnival, 20,000 Leagues under the sea, or finds themselves trapped in the Grimm Forest, they'll have an absolute blast!

For more information, please download flyer here!

Six Flags: The Great Escape Theme Park
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A Six Flags theme park with over 135 rides and attractions! The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom is located less than 6 miles away from Lake George. Get your fill of thrills at The Great Escape.

For more information, please contact Danielle Taylor or call 518.824.8923.

Smashworks Dance

Directed by Ashley McQueen, Smashworks Dance is a New York-based dance company advocating for human rights through arts activism and site-specific performances. Their artistic work reflects and responds to current societal challenges and provides an alternative platform for peaceful dialogue. A multi-faceted, international group of artists and activists dedicated to promoting inclusiveness and diversity within our community—together, we celebrate strong women and the next generation of confident movers!

Girl Scouts can earn their Dancer Badge by completing a two-hour “Dance Maker” workshop. Led by the professional dancers of Smashworks Dance, Girl Scouts will learn a warm-up featuring Ballet, Modern, and Jazz movements; followed by a choreographic workshop that gives them tools to create their own dances! The class concludes with an informal sharing of the Girl Scouts’ new dances and a reflection on the process. We encourage students to hold space with confidence, and use movement as a way to express themselves and empower their community.

Would you like to bring the Dance Maker workshop to your troop? Know a location near you that would donate space? No problem!

To schedule a Dance Maker workshop and for more information, please contact Ashley McQueen.

Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation works to unite communities in positive character, service and leadership. 1st Lt. Travis Manion served in the Marine Corps and was a Naval Academy graduate. In April 2007, Travis gave his life to save his fellow Marines. The foundation honors him and all fallen heroes every day by continuing Travis' motto of "If Not Me, Then Who." 

Working with veterans and families of the fallen through our Character Does Matter program, TMF creates opportunities to inspire young adults in strengthening character and leadership skills by sharing stories of positive role models and encouraging them to live the "If Not Me, Then Who" ethos every day.

TMF's Character Does Matter program specifically pairs veterans with Girl Scouts in a presentation event, much like a guest speaker assembly, where veterans (known as mentors) deliver about a 45-minute presentation sharing not only their own experiences and lessons, but also the stories of others. The length of the presentation is flexible to the needs and interests of the host group.

The curriculum is based on the 24 universal character strengths outlined in Positive Psychology. Many of these strengths complement the Girl Scout Law, including virtues like integrity, fairness, kindness, courage, teamwork, gratitude and perseverance.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Forbes or call 203.554.1855.


Are you interested in sharing your organization’s information with Girl Scouts? Apply to be listed as an External Program Resource here.

Disclaimer: The designation of External Program Resources does not imply an endorsement of products/services by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. When engaging with External Programs, Troops should follow all safety standards and consult GSUSA’s Safety Activity Checkpoints.

For more information, please contact Steven Rodriguez.