Monday, November 24, 2008

Girl Guides information session: November 25

Jennifer Wiese, who helped organize the Cobble Hill Bike Ride, has asked us to announce a new scouting opportunity for girls. The organization is called Girl Guides, and they are organizing a new group of guides or, as they call it, a 'Company'. Jennifer is a volunteer with Girl Guides and says the following:

Girl Guides USA announces its inaugural Brooklyn Company! Come be a part of a unique Girl Guiding program, launched in Brooklyn.

Girl Guides USA is an exciting new Scouting organization for girls in grades 4 through 10, emphasizing youth empowerment, teamwork, and environmentalism. Girl Guides provides girls with an enlightening and empowering social education based on the principles of Scouting and Guiding. Girl Guides is a year-round program, with meetings during the school year that prepare Guides for a two-week camp in the summer. Girl Guides meet twice a month on weekends for afternoons, day trips and overnights. As long as the weather permits, meetings involve outdoor activities including games, hikes, canoeing, and more. The grand finale of the year is camp, where Girl Guides spend two weeks each summer living in nature together and having tons of fun. Girl Guides programs provide hands-on practice in using teamwork, cooperation, creativity and ingenuity to solve problems and achieve goals together.

Girl Guides USA is launching its first American program this December in Brooklyn. Come learn more about how to get your child (or yourself!) involved in the inaugural Company. Girls of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Information Session:
Tuesday, November 25
6:30 p.m.
Park Slope Library
431 6th Avenue at 9th Street

For more information on Girl Guides USA, please go to

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