Say Hello to Friendship Circle Lodge!

We followed up our camp theme contest with another camp-related question: What do you think the new lodge at Camp Piperwood should be called?

After reviewing more than 100 entries, we selected Friendship Circle Lodge, suggested by volunteer Jody Brege!

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Congratulations to Jody for her excellent suggestion!

Friendship Circles have a long tradition in Girl Scouts because they represent the unbroken bond of friendship we share. We stand in a circle, crossing our right arms over our left and clasp hands with our friends on both sides. A friendship squeeze is then passed around as we all make a silent friendship wish.

By naming our lodge after this tradition, we’re continuing to celebrate friendship at our camps and among our girls.

 

 

The 2019 Camp Theme is…

Earlier in October, we asked all our membership for camp theme suggestions for 2019. Not only did membership hear the call, they delivered! After reviewing nearly 200 incredible suggestions, our committee selected:

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Thank you to Ariana DiNezza, a Brownie, for your excellent suggestion! Ariana’s entry will be featured on all our camp publications for the following year. Even better, it gives you the chance to engage with us. Any time you post about camp, be sure to add #GirlScoutCampLife to share loud and proud what girls can do.

We’re still in the process of planning out all the camp details, and our theme of #GirlScoutCampLife is helping to guide us to another fantastic year of camp!

Only a few more days to register for L.E.A.P.

Register for our semi annual L.E.A.P. volunteer training by this Friday, October 26!

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This November 3, we’re inviting all our volunteers to attend the event at either our Buffalo, Lockport, or Rochester Service Center. It runs from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paula D’Amico, TV news producer will deliver a keynote, and then we have workshops to help your Girl Scout Leader experience. Options include:

  • Keeping your girls engaged
  • Financing your troop
  • Outdoor experiences
  • And more!

As an added bonus, we’re going to take time to test out the new STEM activities from GSUSA so all our volunteers understand the program (and can also see how fun it is!)

Join us at one of these locations:

Buffalo – Daemen College, Amherst NY
Rochester – Rochester Service Center
Lockport – Lockport Service Center

Registration closes October 26

New Program Alert: Archery and Ropes Course Double Days at Camp Piperwood

Just announced! Starting October 28, we’re going to hold double the fun days at Camp Piperwood where Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited for archery and low ropes course excitement for as little as $5. Each event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’re interested, visit eBiz to learn more and register!Rent the Ropes and Archery Double Days2.jpg

Name the New Lodge at Camp Piperwood!

Last week ended our contest for selecting our 2019 camp theme (winner will be announced in two weeks!), but now we need your help again! We have a new lodge at Camp Piperwood and we want to know what you want to name it.

Submit your name entry here

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Two years ago, we held a similar contest for naming a new A-Frame unit at the camp and our membership came up with ‘Pine Wood Forest.’ Knowing how creative our Girl Scouts are, we can’t wait to hear what you come up with for this contest!

Even better, we’re offering a $25 gift certificate to our council shop for the member who submits the selected name. Entries must be received through this link by Friday, October 26, at noon. A committee will decide the best selection and then we’ll spread the word!

Good luck!

Don’t miss our upcoming volunteer training!

At Girl Scouts, we have a lot of resources to ensure our leaders are equipped to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. While we have training throughout the year, nothing is quite as extensive as our twice-a-year L.E.A.P. event.

L.E.A.P. logo

This November 3, we’re inviting all our volunteers to attend the event at either our Buffalo, Lockport, or Rochester Service Center. It runs from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paula D’Amico, TV news producer will deliver a keynote, and then we have workshops to help your Girl Scout Leader experience. Options include:

  • Keeping your girls engaged
  • Financing your troop
  • Outdoor experiences
  • And more!

As an added bonus, we’re going to take time to test out the new STEM activities from GSUSA so all our volunteers understand the program (and can also see how fun it is!)

Join us at one of these locations:

Buffalo – Daemen College, Amherst NY
Rochester – Rochester Service Center
Lockport – Lockport Service Center

Registration closes October 26