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Girl Scouts to host Family Information Nights

By Staff | Aug 25, 2015

It’s Back to School time…which means Back to Girl Scouts time! Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is inviting girls to join the fun and register for the upcoming membership year.

“Girls Scouting is a valuable, fun, and unique experience for girls because they ‘learn by doing’ in a girl-led environment,” organizers said in a prepared statement. “For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has provided girls with exceptional opportunities to try new things, gain confidence and develop character, and build essential leadership skills.”

The organization invites families out to see what Girl Scouts is all about at a Troop Building event. Troop building nights provide an opportunity for parents and girls to learn about all what Girl Scouts has to offer.

Upcoming dates and locations include:

Alva

Sept. 15, River Hall Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Bokeelia

Sept. 21, Pine Island Elementary Cafeteria, 6:00 p.m.

Bonita Springs

Sept. 2, Bonita Springs Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 16, Spring Creek Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Cape Coral

Sept. 1, Trafalgar Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 10, Cape Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 16, Diplomat Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 17, Caloosa Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 18, Pelican Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 23, Hector A. Cafferata Junior Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 23, Skyline Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Fort Myers

Sept. 3, Rayma C Page Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 4, Allen Park Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 9, Tanglewood Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 10, San Carlos Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 15, Three Oaks Elementary Media Center, 6 p.m.

Sept. 15, Orangewood Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 16, Gateway Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 17, Edison Park Elementary Media Room, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 23, Franklin Park Elementary, 6 p.m.

Sept. 24, Heights Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

North Fort Myers

Sept. 1, Bayshore Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Sept. 2, Tropic Isles Elementary Cafeteria, 6p.m.

Sept. 22, Hancock Creek Elementary Cafeteria, 6p.m.

Sept. 29, J. Colin English Elementary Cafeteria, 6p.m.

Sept. 30, Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Oct. 1, North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts Media Center, 6 p.m.

Lehigh Acres

Sept. 8, Tortuga Preserve Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 9, Lehigh Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 10, Mirror Lakes Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 16, Sunshine Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 24, Harns Marsh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Sanibel

Sept. 10, The Sanibel School Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

“National studies from the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) show it’s not just what girls do, but how they do it that makes Girl Scouts so beneficial,” organizers said. “Girl Scouts is unique because girls get to learn by doing, and they do so in a girl-led environment. This means that, in addition to girls learning in a hands-on and active way, they are encouraged to choose their activities, decide which topics they want to explore, and determine how they want to go about exploring them.

“GSRI reports that at least 75 percent of girls who experience the fun of ‘learning by doing’ and are part of a girl-led program become better at conflict resolution, problem solving, team building and cooperation, and developing self-confidence. In addition, nearly three in four girls who experience learning by doing and who are part of a girl-led program say that, because of Girl Scouts, they’ve become a leader in more activities with their friends and classmates, as well as in their community.”

For more information about Girl Scouts in Lee County, contact Connie Martin at 800-232-4475 ext. 403 or conniem@gsgcf.org or visit www.girlscouts.org/join. For a list of recruitment events outside of Lee County, visit www.gsgcf.org/girls/join/troop-building-nights . Membership and program scholarships are available based on financial need.