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Summer 2022

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Feels like a Girl Scout Summer!

While some troop meetings may be on pause for the summer, there are still plenty of ways to stay involved with Girl Scouts. Connect with a virtual troop, escape upstate to Camp Kaufmann, head to Citi Field to cheer on the Mets, and so much more!

To learn more about our summer activities, click on a link below to jump to that section, or simply continue reading!

Not a Girl Scout yet? Sign up today and join us in the great outdoors!

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Outdoor Affinity Troops

July 6 - August 28

Girl Scouts of all levels, and volunteers, are invited to get involved in our summer Affinity Troops. Affinity Troops are specialized, age-specific cohorts that meet for 5-7 weeks and allow Girl Scouts from across NYC to connect and explore a shared topic of interest. Trained volunteers facilitate weekly, virtual troop meetings and occasional in-person events that help Girl Scouts take a deep dive into the designated theme.

This summer, that theme is The Outdoors! Girl Scouts will discover nature in our urban environment, enhance their skills of observation, and develop a Take Action project – a data-driven solution to a problem in their community. Plus, all participants will earn their “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Journey Award and have the chance to take part in the Girl Scout Tree Promise patch program – a rare and exciting opportunity for New York City Girl Scouts!

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When Girl Scouts spend quality time outdoors, they thrive physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Outdoor Affinity Troops provide opportunities that build skills, introduce adventure, and encourage environmental stewardship across NYC!

Dates & Details:

  • Troops will meet weekly via Zoom from July 6 - August 26. 
  • There will be an in-person kick-off event July 13.
  • Additional in-person events will be hosted by partner organizations throughout the summer.  
  • The program will end with a virtual celebration on September 8 where troops will share their Take Action projects and get excited for our 2022 Girl Scouts Love State Parks events.
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Volunteer

Short-term volunteers have a BIG impact on NYC Girl Scouts and their families!  When you sign up to lead an Outdoor Affinity Troop, you’ll be providing Girl Scouts with a convenient, virtual experience, supplemented with outdoor opportunities that build skills, introduce adventure, and encourage environmental advocacy across NYC. 

Dates & Details:

  • Volunteers will work in teams of 2-3 to plan and facilitate 5-7 high-quality troop meetings for a group of 10-25 Girl Scouts.
  • All volunteers will be required to complete a self-guided online training course (2-2.5 hours total) AND attend three live training workshops on Zoom (3 hours total).
  • Troops will meet weekly via Zoom from July 6 - August 26.
  • There will be an in-person kick-off event July 13.
  • Additional in-person events will be hosted by partner organizations throughout the summer. (Attendance is encouraged but not required)
  • The program will end with a virtual celebration on September 8.
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Work at Camp Kaufmann

In the summertime, GSGNY offers our popular sleepaway program up at Camp Kaufmann in beautiful Holmes, New York! Sleepaway Camp is all about making lifelong memories with new friends. Campers in grades 2 – 12 have the opportunity to participate in themed programs that range from 3 days to 2 weeks. 

We are looking for enthusiastic staff members to help lead this summer programming. Positions range from lifeguards to kitchen help. Individuals are needed for the 5-week summer program, but there is an option to work one-week sessions. 

Learn more and apply on our Careers page under "Seasonal" job openings.

Note: Registration for Girl Scouts at Summer Sleepaway camp has closed. Check back this fall for more programming!

In-Person and Virtual Events

The fun doesn't stop this summer! We will be hosting a variety events in all five boroughs and online so you can join from anywhere! 

Learn more about all events happening at Girl Scouts this summer on our events calendar, linked below. 

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Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge

Earn a limited edition patch when you take the national outdoor challenge! Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the great outdoors. Explore a campsite, sidewalk, or even the view from your own window. 

Use #GSOutdoors to share your adventures and see how other Girl Scouts are completing the challenge!

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Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Every year Girl Scouts around the country explore the natural wonders found in their own backyards through the Girl Scouts Love State Parks program. Here in NYC, we have 7 amazing state parks! Explore your local site with self-guided scavenger hunts, educational stewardship sessions, and Girl Scout activities. 

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Self-Paced Virtual Programs

Connect, Discover, and Take Action at your own pace with Girl-Led 2.0! This experience allows for independent discovery through pre-recorded content and guided activities that can be utilized by troop leaders or Girl Scouts. This online, badge-earning content includes: