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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Camporee 2016 Orientation at Great Escape

If you are attending the 2016 GSEM Camporee on October 7-9 with your troop, you will need to attend an orientation. Why not do it while you are at the Great Escape?  The orientation will go over the logistics of the event, and members of the Camporee Committee will be available to answer questions. (Are you surprised to know that several members of the GE committee are on the Camporee committee?) For more about camporee, (open to Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors from all the New England Girl Scout Councils) and to register, please click here.
2016 GSEM Camporee



Join girls, troop volunteers and parents from across New England to celebrate Girl Scouting with a cinematic twist! Whether you come for the campfires, the DJ dance party, archery or the chance to participate in "GSEM's Got Talent," we promise a memorable experience that only Girl Scouts can provide.
Every activity has a movie theme, and girls can work on badge requirements all weekend! A program guide will be published  at a later date.
Activities will include



  • sing-along
  • campfires
  • DJ dance party
  • carnival midway games
  • talent show
  • Get-active workshops: archery, hula hoops, country line dancing, disc golf and gaga
  • Outdoor activity workshops: fire-building, jackknives, knot tying, lashing and orienteering
  • Craft workshops: camping ornaments, friendship bracelets, bangle bracelets, tin can luminaries and more
  • Group activities: geocaching, campsite decorations, banner competitions and camp-wide scavenger hunt

  •  For more about camporee, and to register, please click here.
    2016 GSEM Camporee

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    Unplug in a Cabin In The New Hampshire Woods

    Last week on CBS This Morning (the same day GSUSA CEO Ana Maria Chavez appeared) they ran a story about a new vacation trend.  For $99 per night and up, you can stay in a tiny cabin in New Hampshire where the cell phone service is bad and there's no wifi.  They even provide a box for you to lock up your cellphone.  That way you can unplug from ordinary life.  Of course, you have to do your own cooking, and bring all your food with you.  It's the latest trend!  Just think, a weekend in the woods that will only set you back about $300!

    Or, tell you what, come to Great Escape and stay in a cabin in the New Hampshire woods, four sumptuous meals, hot drinks and snacks included, a great schedule of activities and workshops, and yes, no wifi, for $45 if you sign up before August 1st.  If you delay, it'll cost you $55.  If you insist, we'll take your cellphone and lock it up for you.  Kind of a deal, don't you think?  It's a trend you should jump on.

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    Embroidery

    This New York Times article tells you where you can get a sweater with a word or slogan sloppily hand-embroidered on it for a mere $360.00!  Or, you can come to GE and learn to embroider your own sweater!  I'm just sayin'....


    Sunday, June 5, 2016

    A Trip to The Fells

    A couple of years ago we began offering off-site trips at Great Escape.  One of the best ever was this trip to The Fells.  This historic summer home of the Hay family had beautiful architecture, scenery, gardens and was a great experience.  Our treasurer, Laura, who spends lots of time in the summer in the beautiful Sunapee area, was our tour guide.  What a perfect summer afternoon we had, with flowers, butterflies and a peek at gracious living from the late Victorian/Edwardian period.  We are offering the trip again this year, so sign up now!