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signature programs

Our council offers several great Signature Events throughout the year!

Signature Events are GSSNE programs that align with both council-level and GSUSA core program focuses. Check out the list of 2016 – 2017 opportunities below!

Need more information or help registering for one of these amazing programs? Please contact info@gssne.org for more information. 

Journey ON! (C/S/A)
  • Facilitator: Council-sponsored
  • Dates and Times: Friday, September 23, 2016 (arrival between 7 - 8 pm) through Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Place: Camp Hoffman, West Kingston, RI
  • Cost: $55 per girl (includes Journey book)/$35 per adult

Join other girls from throughout our council for our second annual older girl Journey weekend!  During this weekend, girls will have the opportunity to have outdoor fun at camp, all while completing much needed requirements towards their chosen Journey.  Prior to this program, girls may be asked to complete some work to bring with them.  Upon return home, girls must complete their Take Action project to officially earn their Journey. Troops in attendance must have proper ratios according to Safety Activity Checkpoints. Individually registered Girl Scouts must be accompanied by a registered adult. Adults in attendance will be asked to participate in the facilitation of this program in some way.

Meals provided include Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Read on to learn what age level-specific Journeys will be part of this exciting weekend!

  • MEdia (C) Music, movies, magazines, and television...discover how technology and advertising impacts many of our decisions and viewpoints. You’ll then have a chance to remake media and define your own self!

  Minimum number of participants: 10                                                 Maximum number of participants: 75

  • Mission: Sisterhood (S) Build self-esteem and self-confidence! You’ll harness the magic of stories and ignite the energy of sisterhood to create real change in the world. Make great new friends and make the most of your leadership skills!

Minimum number of participants: 10                                               Maximum number of participants: 75

  • Your Voice, Your World (A) How often have you seen something that really needed to be changed and wondered, "Why isn't someone doing something about that?" This journey gives Girl Scout Ambassadors a way to be that someone: An advocate with the power to start the first flutter of real and lasting change. While creating your own "butterfly effect,” you’ll hone skills such as networking, planning, and public speaking.

Minimum number of participants: 10                                                 Maximum number of participants: 75

Pumpkin Palooza (D/B/J/C/S/A)
  • Facilitator: Council-sponsored
  • Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • Place: Camp Hoffman, West Kingston, RI

Come to camp for the day and enjoy some of autumn’s spectacular activities. Activities may include painting pumpkins, tie-dying, button making, face painting, swaps, scarecrow making, and much more! We’ll also explore environmental topics such as planting, harvesting, and food waste. 

Attending as a troop? Please follow the ratios found in Safety Activity Checkpoints for this sensational camping experience. At least one adult per troop must be Troop Camp trained.

Not attending as a troop? Individual girls are welcome and must be accompanied by their own adult who is Troop Camp trained.

Please note the cost and event details reflected in the 2016-2017 Program Guide have been changed. Check out the updated and correct information and pricing below!

  • The cost for all level Girl Scouts attending is $20 per girl.
  • The event is from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, October 15th.
  • Adults may attend for FREE!
  • The registration date has been extended to October 5th...don't miss out on this super fun event!
  • Please bring a brown bag lunch as food is not provided.
STEAM-O-RAMA (B)
  • Facilitator: Council-sponsored
  • Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Place: GSSNE Office, Warwick, RI
  • Cost: $15 per girl

Full STEAM ahead! Do you want to experiment while also getting creative? We’ll explore the arts such as music, visual art, drama, and dance…while also investigating science, technology, engineering, and math! You’ll extract DNA from a banana, build a structure out of only spaghetti and marshmallows (wow!), and discover how scientists and artists help make the world a better place!

Minimum number of participants: 10                                               Maximum number of participants: 60

Go Global (J)
  • Facilitator: Council-sponsored
  • Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Place: GSSNE Office, Warwick, RI
  • Cost: $10 per girl

Did you know that there are Girl Scouts in 145 other countries? The power of connection is awesome! We will explore the issues that matter to you and your community here and then chat with Girl Scouts from Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America to learn about their lives. Some topics will include peace and human rights. There will also be lots of Girl Scout songs, games, and traditions from around the world, and you’ll virtually tour the five WAGGGS World Centers, too!

Minimum number of participants: 8                                                 Maximum number of participants: 60

Marathon in a Month (D/B/J/C/S/A)
  • Facilitator: Council-sponsored
  • Dates: March 1, 2017 through April 1, 2017
  • This is a virtual and ongoing, month-long event
  • Cost: Free

Let’s MOVE! We’re introducing a healthy living-focused virtual competition to encourage Girl Scouts to get active and exercise. Your goal: Log 26.2 miles of physical activity within a month...that’s less than 1 mile of movement per day! Lots of activities count: soccer, running, tennis, baseball, basketball, dance, gymnastics, hiking, and skiing are just a few fun examples. We’ll help you determine how many miles you’re logging based on the activity you do and provide some great healthy snacks tips and tricks. You’ll even have a chance to be highlighted as a Girl Scout celebrity on our social media since we’ll be collecting photos and videos of girls getting active! If (when!) you finish the marathon, you may even score a sweet prize!

Senior Leadership Conference (S/A *10th grade & above)
  • Facilitator: Volunteer-led
  • Dates: March 17 - 19, 2017
  • Place: Salve Regina College, Newport, RI
  • Cost: $85 per participant

Let's celebrate connectivity! Girls will choose four 75 minute workshops from nearly 60 "Global Connectivity" options. Workshops are led by outstanding female consultants; girls will engage with current issues: social justice, global citizenship, college prep, diverse STEAM topics, personal growth, advocacy and more. The focus of the keynotes and workshops include take home strategies. Adults will attend a separate set of workshops with inspiring WAGGGS materials and diverse topics. Don't forget your swaps and be prepared for a jam packed weekend with time for fun!Please contact Morgan at mlovely@gssne.org for more information.

Minimum number of participants: 150                                             Maximum number of participants: 250

Zombie Apocalypse (C/S/A)

  • Facilitator: Council-sponsored
  • Dates and Times: Friday, April 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm through Sunday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00 am
  • Place: Camp Hoffman, West Kingston, RI
  • Cost: $40 per participant

Would you survive a zombie apocalypse?  Learn skills that you might help you survive in the wild!  Activities may include building a fire (with one match!), building a shelter, knot tying, water filtration, signal making, and much more. You’ll prepare for the end of the world by determining what essentials are needed for your food supply and have even more fun with zombie Zumba©, zombie scavenger hunt, zombie bingo, and a zombie costume party! 

Adults attend for free!

Attending as a troop? Please follow the ratios found in Safety Activity Checkpoints for this sensational camping experience. At least one adult per troop must be Troop Camp trained.

Not attending as a troop? Individual girls are welcome and must be accompanied by their own adult who is Troop Camp trained.

Minimum number of participants: 30                                               Maximum number of participants: 250