Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Limited Too Stores Offers Fashion program for Girl Scouts

NOTE: The parent company of Limited Too stores closed all its stores in early 2009. Many of the store locations became Justice store. Please call Justice to see if they are honoring these Scout programs. Limited Too & Justice stores are under the same corporation.

The Limited Too has joined together with Girl Scouts of the USA to provide enrichment experiences dealing with the fashion industry for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts.
This is an opportunity for girls to learn more about how and where clothes are assembled, what the design process entails, and how retailing works.
Girl Scout leaders are encouraged to use visits to Limited Too stores to teach girls about careers, money, and business management, as well as about such issues as how fashion reveals cultural diversity and individuality.
After completing their visit, girls will receive a certificate provided by Limited Too.
In addition, an unofficial patch for girls purchased from one of the Girl Scout Shops can be worn on the back of the recognition sash or vest.
Call local Limited Too store for date availability - Natick Collection is closest location to Framingham Girl Scouts
No programs will be offered on Fridays or Saturdays
No programs will be offered in November or December

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Daisy Learning Petals --- girls are given petals when they demonstrate understanding through their words and deeds their true meaning.
Blue Center: Learn the Girl Scout Promise
Light Blue: Honest & Fair
Yellow: Friendly & Helpful
Spring Green: Considerate & Caring Red: Courageous & Strong
Orange: Responsible for what I say and do
Purple: Respect Myself & Others
Magenta: Respect Authority
Green: Use Resources Wisely
Rose: Make the world a better place
Violet: Be a sister to every Girl Scout

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Field Trip & Outing Ideas List

This is a list of field trip & outing options for Framingham Girl Scouts. The list is divided up by geographic areas. (It will be updated regularly.)
For more information on what the location or organization offers Girl Scouts visit the link next to each. Some have information on this blog. Others will refer you to the organization or museum's Web site.
* Framingham Fire Headquarters - 508-620-4942 - call to arrange a troop tour.
* Framingham Library - 508-532-5570 - call to arrange a troop tour
* Framingham High School Drama Productions --
* Performing Arts Center of MetroWest -
* Center for the Arts in Natick -
* Framingham Public Access TV Studios -
* Framingham Police Station - 508-872-1212 - call to arrange a troop tour
* U.S. Post office in Framingham (main branch) - 508-275-8777 - call to see if a troop tour can be arranaged.
* Home Depot workshops - (Natick) - Offers FREE How-to Clinics for Children ages 5-12 the first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and noon. For a schedule of projects planned visit:
* Loring Arena -- Ice Skating
* PETCO - (Natick) Offers 60 and 90 minute FREE field trips (Fur, Feathers & Fins Program) --
* American Girl at Natick Collection - NEW - opening Nov. 1, 2008
* Limited Too at Natick Collection (fashion program) -
* Whimsy - arts & crafts - (Framingham)
*AC MOORE - (Framingham) - Contact store to see if you can set up a specific workshop or class for your troop.
Michael's - Arts & Crafts programs (Natick) - Special The Knack projects on Saturday mornings for children ages 5-12. Contact store to see if you can set up a specific workshop or class for your troop.
* Danforth Museum of Art - Framingham - Museum offers Try-it, Badge, & Interest workshops to meet Girl Scout handbook requirement. See:
* Plaster Fun Time - Natick - Paint your own pottery store. Group discounts and can work with troops on badge requirements.
* Build A Bear Workshop - (Natick Collection) -
* Garden in the Woods - Framingham - Offers nature & science programming geared to children. May accommodate special programming encores of current offerings for Scout troops and may work with Scout troops to earn specific Try-Its or Badges. Current programming offered:
* Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - (Natick) - Offers programs which meet requirements for Brownie, Junior, & Cadette badges, among other programs.
* Natick Community Organic Farm (Natick) - Offers programs for Daisy, Brownie, Junior & Cadette Scouts. Overnight program too. Meets Try-It and Badge requirements.
* Belkin Family Lookout Farm - (Natick) - Field trips, tours, hayride, bee observatory, petting zoo, burlap maze, apple & pumpkin picking, U-pick events, etc.
* Whole Foods (Framingham) -- Scout tours can focus on geography, the environment, sustainability, and healthy choices. Contact:
*Comcast IMAX Theatre at Jordan's Furniture - (Natick) - Group discounts on shows.
* Fairway Bowling - (Natick) - 508-653-5820
* Golf on The Village Green - miniature golf - (Natick) - 508-653-4671

* Girl Scout Museum - Waltham
* Hannaford's Supermarkets (Marlboro & Hudson locations) --
* Breakneck Hill (Southborough) hiking -
* Rainforest Cafe -- Burlington Mall -
* Tasty Treat & Minature Golf - (Ashland) 508-881-1224
* Great Brook Farm - Carisle - Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Cross-country skiing, etc.
* Gore Place - Waltham. Offers Brownie & Junior badge requirement programs.
* Orchard House - Concord. Offers Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and older Scouting programs.
* Fruitlands Museum - Harvard. Offers historical programs. Call for details.
* Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History in Weston. Offers prograsm for all Girl Scout Levels.

* Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester --
* Davis' Farmland - Sterling. Offers group rates.
* Davis' MegaMaze - Sterling. Open (depending on weather & crop) August through November. Offers group rates.

* Boston Symphony Orchestra -- Spring Classical Musical Family Concerts. Offers tours and can customize a program for a Troop.
5W!ts - Boston. Offers Group programs for Scouts. This event presents a mind-bending adventure of sights, sounds, and action. Recommended for Junior level or older.
* The Boston Rock Gym - Woburn - Offers Rock Climbing programs. Willing to work with Scouts/troops.
* Boston Duck Tours - Boston. Group rates.
* Boston Harbor Islands Tour - Boston.
* Boston Movie Tours - Boston. Appropriate for Cadette level or older Scout. Group rates available.

* American Textile History Museum in Lowell --
* Trapeze School - Reading (at Jordan's Furniture) - Willing to work with Scout Troops -
* Salem Witch Museum - Salem - Group rates.
* Seven Seas Whale Watch - Gloucester -
* Wolf Hollow - Ipswich -
* Wenham Museum - Wenham - Offers Try-It & badge requirement programs. Willing to work with Troops to customize a program for Brownies and older troops.

* FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM in Brockton --
*Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford. Offers several group programs. Ask if they can create a program for a specific Try-It or Badge.
*New England Wildlife Center in South Weymouth. Offers Educational and group programs. Ask to have a program created to fit a Try-It or a badge.
* Battleship Cove -- Fall River. Offers Educational programs.

* Maria Mitchell Aquarium on Nantucket --

* Canobie Lake Park -- Offers Discounted Scout Day annually

NOTE: Last updated on 10/21/2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Girl Scout Friendship Circle

friendship circle represents the unbroken chain of friendship between Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world. They are often formed at the end of a troop meeting, Girl Scout event, or at a campsite. Everyone forms a large circle and each girl crosses her right arm over her left, holding the hands of the girls standing on both sides of her. A designated person starts the squeeze, which is then gently passed from hand to hand around the whole circle.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


The Girl Scout Motto: "Be prepared."
The motto reminds girls to be prepared to help others in need in their community and around the world.
The Girl Scout Slogan: "Do a good turn daily."
In the early days of Scouting, girls tied a knot in their neckerchiefs. They could not untie the knot until a good deed was accomplished.
Today, the slogan is a reminder of the many ways girls can contribute to the lives of others.


The Girl Scout sign or salute is shown by raising the middle three fingers of your right hand while holding down the little finger with your thumb.
The sign is used when reciting the Girl Scout promise.