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This page will give you ideas for troop activities, community service, and some fun things to do!! If you would like to participate in an event please contact your Cadette leader! Where do you place patches & pins? download Cadette GS Insignia Are you thinking about earning your Silver Award? Start by completing a Cadette Journey, then download the manual and go to gsep.org to register yourself and a parent for a Silver Award training class. download GSEP Silver Award Manual If you need project ideas or a Silver Award mentor for an environmental project, contact Jennifer Bilger at Silver Lake Nature Center - 215-785-1177. Would you like to earn the Community Service Bar or the Community Service to Girl Scouting Bar? Download the forms here and follow the instructions to earn this award! download Service Bar Application & download Service Bar Final Report There's a Brownie troop that needs you! Earn your LIA award by helping a Brownie troop with their Journey! Talk to your troop leader about putting you in touch with a local Brownie troop. You can start by downloading the Quest and WOW LIA guides here. (The World of Girls LIA info is in the Brownie Girl Guide book). download LIA Quest download LIA WOW Earn the new Cadette Archery Badge! download Archery Badge Want to go boating? Core Creek Boat Rental is open from the first Saturday in May until mid-October. Adults can rent watercraft (canoes, kayaks, and rowboats) any open day. Life jackets are included and MUST be worn! You should get thorough instructions before leaving the dock or shore, and an experienced adult should be on the water with you at all times. For more information, call the park boat rental at 215-757-1225 or go to buckscounty.org. Want to do more? Try whitewater rafting! Check out Pocono Whitewater at poconowhitewater.com. Is fencing your sport? Find out at the Bucks County Academy of Fencing! They will run a 2 hour introductory class for Girl Scouts. Check it out at bcaf.com. Is horseback riding for you? Find out at a dude ranch! Check out Pine Grove (pinegrove-ranch.com) or Rocking Horse (rockinghorseranch.com) in the Catskill mountains in New York. Or closer to home, visit Malibu Dude Ranch, the oldest working ranch on the east coast, right in the Poconos! malibududeranch.com What could be better than chocolate and roller coasters? Hershey Park!! Hershey Park runs a Girl Scout camporee every June, and they offer campground/park packages May - September. For more info go to HersheyPark.com (click on Groups, then Scouts). Would you like to earn your Trees badge? Silver Lake Nature Center would be happy to help! They also offer yoga and kayaking classes! Contact PattiAnn Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-785-1177 ext. 12 to set up a workshop or class for your troop! Have you ever been to Knoebels? It's a terrific amusement park tucked away in the Poconos with a campground attached! Find out more and plan your troop trip by visiting knoebels.com. How would you like to tour a real battleship? The Battleship New Jersey on the Camden waterfront has several tours and even sleepovers! Find out more at battleshipnewjersey.org. Are you destined to be a rock star? How about your first visit to a real recording studio?! You can even make it part of your Media journey! The R & M Music Studios in Langhorne is a terrific place to visit! You can have a tour and even take a turn in the studio to record! Check them out at www.RandMMusicStudios.com or give them a call at 215-702-7003. Would you like to earn a patch that goes along with your favorite book?
If you're a Princess Diaries fan, you can earn the Real Princess patch: download Real Princess Patch Program.
If you love the Hunger Games, check out these two: download HG Odds Are Patch Program and download HG Rising Tide Patch Program. These are not GSUSA patches, so ordering information is included in the downloads. There's nothing that middle schoolers love more than gross stuff! Why not take them to the Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia? Check it out at www.collphyphil.org.
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