It’s the 2019 Program Event Spotlight!
Calling all Girl Scout adventurers! Are you ready for another awesome year of Girl Scout program events? We are! Have you ever wanted to fend off a cyber attack and save a moon colony? Have a spooky time exploring camp at night? Learn to believe in yourself at a B.I.G Expo? We’ve got those cool events and more coming your way!
Our council has a wide array of program events coming this fall so check out the options on Activities or download our Program Event Guide, pick your favorite ones, then grab your spots for our 2019 events at gswo.org/activities!
To get you started here’s just a few upcoming 2019 program events that we’re excited about.
One Fun Event, Three Locations!
Fall Family Adventure Day – Saturday October 12
Camp Rolling Hills, Camp Whip Poor Will, and Camp Libbey
Join us for a fun-filled family day at camp. Girl Scout families are invited to sample what camp has to offer, whether making a swap, taking a hike, shooting a slingshot, or roasting a marshmallow over the campfire. Bring a packed lunch and have a picnic! Activity stations and scheduled activities will be running all day long. Stop in between 9:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. or spend the entire day. This event will have plenty to keep you busy!
Happening Down South
CSA Cyber Challenge – Saturday October 19
Northern Kentucky University
Join in on this exciting Cyber Challenge, designed for girls, by girls. CSA Girl Scouts are invited to Northern Kentucky University’s campus to explore the world of cybersecurity for a day filled with “plugged” and “unplugged” activities. Set in the future, the Cyber Challenge will prompt girls to analyze and solve a cyberattack on a moon colony in space. People’s lives are at stake, but a new cohort of Girl Scout cybersecurity specialists are on board to save the colony! Girls will be tasked with stopping a cybersecurity breach and will go through various stations to break through technological-based challenges as they work towards earning their cybersecurity badges. Possible topics will include: malware, intruder identification, forensics, malware discovery, positive encryption, and more! Participation patch included with cost.
Backpacking Overnight – Saturday October 19
Camp Whip Poor Will
CSA girls experience a backpacking overnight excursion through the wild. Spend the day exploring the backwoods, hike to the perfect overnight camp location, cook supper and breakfast, all while practicing “leave no trace” techniques. Girls and adults must first complete the Backpacking Basics workshop to attend this event.
Camp Spookybrook – Saturday October 26
Looking for a frightfully good time for all ages? Enjoy stories, games, snacks, a spook hike, swaps and an age appropriate “Haunted Mansion”. Older Girl Scouts will plan and lead the activities supported by adult mentors. This event runs rain or shine, and has outdoor components. Please dress appropriately for the weather and for camp. Space is very limited for parking, carpooling is highly suggested. Patch included.
Happening in Central
Air Camp Day – Saturday September 28
Brownies and Juniors join us for fun and exciting engineering design challenges, problem solving as a team, the evolution of flight starting with the Wright Brothers, and much more! We look forward to an exciting event! Lunch is provided.
Camp Service Day – Saturday October 12
Our camps have beautiful forested back-country with a host of trails running through it, which are in need of some tender loving care. If you and/or your troop enjoys being outdoors on a beautiful day and would like some service hours – this is a great opportunity to give back to a camp everyone loves! Don’t forget to check back in the spring for Camp Service Days held at our other properties too.
Spookwalk – Saturday October 26
Get ready for a frightfully fun time in the woods as you explore Woodhaven at night! Daises through Juniors will enjoy campfires, snacks, hikes through the woods, and cool activities, plus learn all about what you might find in the woods after dark. Older Girl Scouts can sign up to lead activities during this fantastic fall event.
Happening Up North
Believe in Girls Expo – Saturday September 14
The Believe in Girls Expo is a family event where everyone can join in the fun! Come play and learn with our program partners and have hands-on experiences trying new things in STEM, Outdoor, Life Skills, Sports, Entrepreneurship, and Change Makers. You will be able to shoot archery, program robots, create art, perform self defense, change a tire, swing from silks, sing along with a princess, participate in a service project, and so much more. Choose your own adventure with these amazing Girl Scout opportunities!
Experience an overnight adventure with a special male adult in your life. Shoot archery, tackle the climbing wall, make a craft, take a hike, and learn useful outdoor skills together. Sing camp songs and roast s’mores around the campfire, before getting a good night’s sleep.
Space Science Badge Days
Challenger Learning Center, Oregon
Are you curious about space and science? Come to the Challenger Center and gain the confidence and skills you need to take your STEM interest to the next level! You’ll earn and take home your age level’s Space Science Badge.
- Daisy Space Science Explorer – Saturday September 21
- Brownie Space Science Adventurer – Saturday September 21
- Junior Space Science Investigator – Saturday October 19
See something in 2020 you want to attend? Set a reminder for November 6, 2019, when registration opens for most of our January to July program events.
Feeling ready for another year of Girl Scouts? We hope so! Want more information about other events we’ve got planned? Don’t forget to check our Program Event Guide for information on our 2019-2020 program events.