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External Program Resources

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Programs and events for your troops and girls!

External Program Resources are non-Council-presented programs, events, and/or opportunities around the city that enhances the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New York Yankees Girl Scout Day

A special ticket offer for Girl Scout Day at Yankee Stadium

Game Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Time: 1:05 p.m.
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, April 5 as the Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays!

Girl Scouts and their families will enjoy up to 50% savings on their tickets.

For each ticket purchased with this offer, you will receive a special New York Yankees Girl Scout patch! Please allow for up to 6 weeks after the April 5 game date to receive the patch(es) at the billing address of the ticket purchaser.

Offer Expires: April 5, 2020

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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? Please contact Steven Rodriguez for more information

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.