Singing for S’mores – Friday, Sept 27

Winchester Girl Scouts invites you to

Singing for S’mores

A family kickoff for all new, old & interested Girl Scouts


Friday, September 27, 2013

Borggaard Beach

55 Palmer Street, Winchester

Fire glowing from 6.30 – 8.30 PM


Girls in K-3 should be accompanied by an adult.  Girls in grades 4-12 are welcome to come with their troop (maintain safety-wise ratios) or with their families.


Current Girl Scouts are encouraged to wear their sash or vest and bring a friend.


Requested donations:

$5 per individual or $10 per family


Traditional and new Girl Scout songs will be taught and sung.


Each attendee will have the opportunity to make at least one s’more.


Nut-free event, but other food allergies can be accommodated with advanced notice.


Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept 25: online OR email


Questions? Concerns?

Joint Girl Scout – Boy Scout registration event TONIGHT – Wednesday, Sept 18

Come find out what Girl Scouting is about!  Open to all girls in grades K-12, tonight we can answer questions, register both girls & adults, help you find a troop, and get you on the road to becoming a member of the Winchester Girl Scout Family.

Where? Crawford Methodist Church, 34 Dix St., Winchester

When? 7 – 8 PM, Wednesday, September 18th

Who? all girls in grades K-12 and their families


Fall 2013 recruitment events

Passport to Girl Scouting for girls in grades K – 12

Want to learn more about Girl Scouting?  Interested in joining a troop?  Girl Scouts is a fun, volunteer-based organization that helps girls learn new skills, experience a wide-range of activities, and meet new friends.  We are open to any girls in grades K-12 with no prior experience required. We are hosting several free kickoff events for girls and their families this fall.  Please direct any questions to:

 K – 12th graders: Wednesday, September 18 from 7 – 8 PM at Crawford Methodist Church (34 Dix St) – come fill out registration forms ($25 per girl), girl interest & availability surveys

K & 1st graders: Sunday, October 6th from 3 – 4:30 PM at 1st Congregation Church (21 Church St) – girls will earn a patch learning about Girl Scouts while adults will complete paperwork and form troops

2nd & 3rd graders: Sunday, September 29th from 3 – 4:30 PM at 1st Congregation Church (21 Church St) – girls will earn the Brownie Girl Scout Way badge while adults complete paperwork and form troops

6th – 8th graders: Wednesday, September 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at 1st Baptist Church (90 Mt. Vernon St) – girls will brainstorm activities for the school year while adults learn about troop options

2013 Encampment

Over 40 girls and 15 adults participated in this year’s town-wide encampment held at Camp Maude Eaton in Andover, MA last weekend.  The theme this year was “It’s Magic!” and activities involved making magic wands, playing games of wizards vs. witches, and girls teaching each other basic magic tricks.  Our featured evening program was a magic show by Bonaparte, who came with his adorable bunny and dove and entranced girls and adults alike.

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Though most of the girls chose to sleep indoors, several high school girls braved the sub-freezing temperatures and pitched a tent to get into the spirit of things:

2013-04-06 16.44.56The one adult brave enough to sleep outdoors (that’s her small tent in the background in the picture above), found ice crystals on her tent poles in the morning — brrr.

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March 2 cookie booth sales

Still looking for cookies?  Already eaten all of those you bought in December?  Forgot to order a box of Thin Mints for your college student?

Saturday, March 2nd, two different troops will be selling Girl Scout cookies in Winchester:

  • 8 am – 2 PM: troop 77025 (6th-8th graders) will be inside Fells Hardware, located at 654 Main St; cash, check, and credit card will be accepted; the girls are also selling dog biscuits ($1 per biscuit) and are accepting donations of cookies to active duty troops
  • 10 am – 2 PM: troop 71503 (3rd-4th graders) will be inside just next to the Red Box at Stop and Shop, located at 695 Main St

Can’t make either sale but need cookies?  Email and we’ll deliver to your door!

Junior troop 77020 works on Simple Dinners badge with a Top Chef!

Below is a picture of the 4th grade troop 77020 working on their Legacy cooking badge, Simple Dinners, with Chef Barbara Lynch (of No 9 Park and Sportello, among others) and Chef Kristen Kish (currently a contestant on Top Chef on Bravo, but is also the Chef du Cuisine at Stir, the cooking school). Chef Lynch graciously opened her home to us for the day and led the girls through pasta making, making chicken tenders and homemade French fries, and cooking grilled cheese and spicy tomato soup from her cookbook, Stir. We even did cheese tasting!! We had a great time, and learned a lot about thinking like a chef and feeling confident in the kitchen. We all sat down and enjoyed our cooking and shared some Girl Scout cookies for dessert (a favorite of Chef Kristen!!)


Winchester Girl at February Vacation Camp

One of our own 9th graders, Claire, was included in a picture featured yesterday by council! Claire is currently participating in the February Vacation Camp for girls in grades 7-12 up at Camp Wabaso in NH. The annual camp involves skiing, snowshoeing, playing in the snow, and lots of other great winter activities and is a favorite of Claire’s.

(Claire is on the back row next to the snowman in the picture)


Saturday in NYC

We’re taking a well-deserved break before going of to dinner & then Wicked, so let me share with you some of what our girls have done so far:









Older girls in NYC for Wicked

Two leaders and six 7th & 8th graders traveled from Winchester to NYC this evening via public transportation. Tomorrow we’re seeing Wicked on Broadway before returning from our whirlwind trip on Sunday. Pictures to come :)


Camp registration is now open!

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts have opened up camp registration for 2013.  The options include:

  • Winter Vacation Camp for 6-12th grader girls
  • April Vacation Day Camp for girls in K-8 that has 1, 2, 3, and 4 day options — girls choosing to attend at Waltham can take a free bus to & from Winchester Town Hall
  • Summer Day Camp for girls in K-9 — free bus to & from Winchester Town Hall for Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham
  • Overnight Camp for girls in grades 1-11 with options on Cape Cod & New Hampshire that include sailing, biking, horse back riding, theater, and art studio experiences
  • Family Overnight Camp on Cape Cod or in New Hampshire — girls & boys along with parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, or other guardians are welcome, but this option goes fast!

Girls do not have to be currently registered as Girl Scouts in order to enjoy camp — all girls are welcome!  Come by yourself and meet a whole new group of friends or register with a friend from home & experience a new adventure together.

Scholarship opportunities are available to those families that qualify.

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