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Current Programs - Update January 2016program guide cover

advPROGRAM UPDATES - REGISTER TODAY!

Want to try rock climbing or snow tubing? Or maybe earn a badge in ocean exploration? There is no limit to what a Girl Scout at GSSNE can experience!

Click here for information on some of the latest and greatest program offerings!


The Girl Scout program offers incredible opportunities for girls to grow in their leadership skills, develop lifelong friendships, and earn awards. Girls discover who they are and what they value. They connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

Our Program Guide is packed with something for everyone. Each program is designed so that your girl can do the things she likes best - in a troop, on her own or with a friend.

Whether your girl wants to visit the magical world of fairies, meet a ballerina, solve a mystery at camp,
learn to code or dabble in digital photography, the 2015/2016 Program Guide has something for everyone!

She'll soon be saying "I can't wait to..."

Online registration begins on September 1 and printable forms will also be available for your convenience if you wish to register via mail or fax.

Hispanic Initiative girl scouts hispanic initiative

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE) has approximately 700 troops serving 7,700 girls ages 5 to 18, representing all of RI, 13 towns in surrounding Massachusetts, and one town in Connecticut. About a year ago GSSNE convened a Hispanic Advisory Board, with the goal of reaching out to the Hispanic community to acquaint them with Girl Scout programs and recruit girls and adults. Collectively, GSSNE has an extensive community based network of troops and afterschool programs working through established organizations. There is a need to introduce and engage young girls from underserved communities to leadership development and empowerment opportunities.  GSSNE is committed to ensuring that all girls have access to our well-developed resources regardless of their zip code and/or economic situation. Currently the number of GSSNE members is not representative of the RI Latino population. The Hispanic Advisory Board believes that it is due to a lack of awareness, particularly for limited English speaking households.  

GSSNE does not plan a distinct chapter, rather an inclusive approach to increase participation in existing troops and programs. The inclusive approach aims to be mindful of the barriers preventing young girls from participating in GSSNE activities and proactively addressing those challenges in collaboration with partners who are committed to transforming communities.

Interested in getting involved? Please contact Wanda Rivera at wrivera@gssne.org or Gricel Ocampo at gocampo@gssne.org

 


 

The New Girl Leadership Experience Center

Even before we moved to our new location in Warwick, RI, we started to create a vision for the lower level of the building that would provide state of the art program facilities for the girls in our council.

The first step of that visioning is complete. We'll focus on six areas of excellence that will be integrated into all of our efforts going forward - both in the Center and via programs conducted in the communities we serve. We'll partner with the best and brightest individuals, organizations, and institutions to deliver exciting and high-quality programming for girls in these categories:

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)
  • Making a Difference
  • Life Skills
  • Travel and Adventure
  • Camping and Outdoor Skills
  • Global Citizenship

More exciting news to follow. Click here for a summary of the Leadership Center Visioning Task Force's report.

The Rhody Rockets

Our council boasts a winning canoe team called The Rhody Rockets. The team competes each year in the General Clinton Canoe Regatta in Bainbridge, NY, which attracts more than 1,500 paddlers to 50 races on the Susquehanna River. The event is held over Memorial Day weekend.

At the 2015 event, held over Memorial Day weekend, we really cleaned up!rhody rockets

Division I Sprint (11-14 yrs)
3rd Place: Cassy and Rebecca
10th Place: Emily and Alex
11th Place: Annette and Nichole

Divison II Sprint (14-18 yrs)
4th Place: Judy and Noelle
6th Place: Aiyanna and Emily

Fifteen Mile Endurance
3rd Place: Erin and Heather

Open Divison
1st Place: Ellen and Bailey (Virginia team)

If you are interested in being part of this great group of girls, contact Laurie Pansa.

GSSNE Chorus

The Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England Chorus was founded by Krystle Poirier in March of 2012 and began its first choral season in September of 2012. Girl Scouts ages 8 and up (through 12th grade) are able to audition for the chorus each September.chorus photo

Click here to find out more.

Click here for an application.

About Krystle Poirier

Krystle Poirier, B.M.E., is a private vocal instructor at Noteworthy Music in North Smithfield and the music teacher at Central Falls High School. She is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient. a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, and the leader of a Girl Scout troop in Woonsocket.

 

Explore a World of Possibilities at Disney

Your girl can get inspired and take steps to earn Girl Scout National Proficiency Badges at the Walt Disney World® Resort. girl scouts at epcot

Her quest to earn Girl Scout badges has taken her on many adventures. And now she has the chance to set off on an exciting new expedition - by completing steps towards Girl Scout badges and Journeys during her trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Your girl can become an honorary bug at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park, go around the world -- from China to Morocco and beyond -- at Epcot, learn all about animation at Disney's Hollywood Studios® Park or improve her dance skills while she "Moves It, Shakes It, Celebrates It" at Magic Kingdom® Park.

Click here to find out more.