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Event & Program Information

Welcome to the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England Program Catalog!

We are thrilled to announce that the 2021-2022 GSSNE programs are now available to view, and registration is opening on Thursday, August 26!

Visit our Events & Program Calendar or Event List (linked below) to view all of our programs, events, and activities. You may notice that our program registration looks a little different this year! Most programs will now be posted using our new gsEvents registration platform. Check out our gsEvents instructions if you need help getting started.

Please note: If/when in-person programs are not possible, council-led programs will take place virtually.

Should you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to CustomerCare@gssne.org or call 401-331-4500.

Click "Event List" to search programs and activities in a list. Click "Event & Program Calendar" to view programs and activities in a calendar.

General Registration Information

You must be a registered Girl Scout or adult member in order to sign up
for GSSNE programs or activities. Not registered yet or have a friend who wants to join you on a Girl Scout Adventure? No problem! Register today online, or contact CustomerCare@gssne.org for help signing up for membership.

Refunds & Cancellations
  • If/when in-person programs are not possible, council-led programs will take place virtually.
  • A full refund of the program fee will be given ONLY if the program is canceled by GSSNE or if you cancel before the registration deadline.
  • Refunds will not be processed after the program or event.
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows.
  • During inclement weather, call the GSSNE office at 401-331-4500 for program cancellations or changes.
  • If a program is canceled and a make-up date cannot be provided, all participants will receive a full refund. If a make-up date has been provided, all participants will receive the new information via email.
Chaperone Policy

Unless specifically indicated, GSSNE programs are not “drop-off” events.

  • If you are attending a GSSNE program as an individual girl,
    you must have an adult chaperone accompany you.
  • If you are attending a GSSNE program as a troop, you must
    have two unrelated adult chaperones (both with cleared
    background checks on file; one of whom is female) and may
    add additional adults according to minimum safety ratios as
    outlined in the Safety Activity Checkpoints.
Program and Event Etiquette

GSSNE offers council-sponsored programs and events for troops and girls. These events bring together girls from across three states to enjoy opportunities that they might not be able to create on their own. Please note that each event has a registration deadline and that some events may fill up before this date. Don’t worry, program waitlists are available! Full payment will reserve your Girl Scout’s spot on the waitlist; you’ll be notified if a space becomes available in the program, and you will be fully reimbursed for fees paid if a space does not become available for your girl.

Here are some tips and tricks for proper program and event etiquette:

  • Registration closes two weeks prior to a program date. Register early to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun!
  • Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot hold a space without payment.
  • All programs have a minimum attendance requirement and may be canceled if there is low enrollment.
  • Have the girls plan ahead. Have them check out the available programs on our website.
  • Let girls and their families know that individual girls with an adult may attend most events.
  • Questions about registering should be directed to CustomerCare@gssne.org.
  • If you have special needs or specific questions about event programming, contact CustomerCare@gssne.org.
  • Please be aware that programming often isn’t fine-tuned until the registration deadline, when we know how many girls will be participating.
  • Bring only girls who are registered for that program to a program. Some sites are very limited in space. Please don’t assume we can simply “add one more.”
  • Be prepared. Be sure to have directions to the program site and plan on arriving with enough time to walk to check-in. Double-check that you have what you need for the day before arriving.
  • Please be sure to dress appropriately. Wear your Girl Scout uniform and check the weather. Your Welcome Letter will have more information on appropriate attire.
  • Adults: It’s great to meet and network! If you’d like to have conversations, ask the facilitator if it’s OK if you step outside to do so. Conversations can be distracting to the girls, and we want them to have the most fulfilling program experiences possible.
  • Whether it is a GSSNE staff member, volunteer, or community partner, the program facilitators love sharing their skills and experiences with the girls—and they put a lot of effort into creating an optimal experience for the girls. A “Thank You” is always appreciated.
Badge vs Patch

Badges are official symbols that indicate an increase in knowledge or skill in a particular subject. Badges can be earned at every age level and are placed on the front of the sash or vest.

Patches, sometimes called "fun patches," are emblems signifying the participation in a Girl Scout activity. Patches are placed on the back of the sash or vest. Think of them as a scrapbook of her Girl Scout experience.