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  • Signature Events
  • News
  • Programs
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Training Programs
  • Community Partners
  • This monthly update includes brief listings of upcoming programs, events and trainings, with links to additional information and registration. Be sure to like us on Facebook and check the website for the most up-to-date information and activities.
    Upcoming Signature Events


    June 16-17 | Magic Springs Campout | Hot Springs
    Enjoy a special night at Magic Springs complete with a nighttime roller coaster ride, a movie under the stars and a sleepover outside with your fellow Girl Scouts! Saturday, have the family join in on the fun and enjoy a special concert that night! 

    September 8- 10 | Cardboard Boat Regatta Jamboree | Camp Cahinnio
    Get in touch with your inner G.I.R.L. at the Cardboard Boat Regatta and Jamboree! Enjoy an entire weekend dedicated to engineering, boat races and other STEAM related activities. Families and troops staying the night will experience other activities that camp has to offer, including archery, star gazing, canoeing, hiking and of course, s'mores over the campfire. Renew your Girl Scout membership before June 16 to receive a $15 coupon for this event!
    It's Spring Renewal Time!

    Spring Renewal for Membership Year 2018 is taking place May 1-June 16. Check out the great incentives below. Get more information and renew here


    Stay Tuned
    Important information for volunteers and parents to know about Girl Scout money and Girl Scout finances will be coming the week of May 8. 
    Programs

    May
     
    Hiking Through Habitats | May 6 | Ashdown
    Levels: B-J | Free | Info/Register

    Comic Artist Badge: Creating Comics Inspired by Ron Lichtenstein | May 13 | Crystal Bridges
    Levels: C | Cost: $7 | Info/Register 

    Maker Mania | May 18 | Peg Brazelton Girl Scout Nature Center
    Levels: All | Free |  Info
     
    Textile Artist Badge Workshop | May 20 | Texarkana
    Levels: S-A | Cost: $10 | Info/Register: aceofclubs@texarkanamuseums.org 
     
    SWAPS, S'mores and Songs | May 20 | Reynolds Building, Pine Bluff
    Levels: All | Cost: $5 | Info/Register  
     
    Sew Creative | May 20 | Corporate Office
    Levels: S-A | Cost: $32 | Info/Register
     
    Sew Creative | May 21 | Corporate Office
    Levels: B-J | Cost: $20 |  Info/Register  

    June
     
    Fly Girls: Women in Aviation | June 9 | Texarkana
    Levels: All | Free | Info/Register
     
    Girl Scout Night at the Travs | June 9-10 | Dickey-Stephens Park, Little Rock
    Levels: ALL | Info/Register

    Outdoor Programs

    May
    Campin' Cowgirls | May 12-14 | Camp Crossed Arrows
    Levels: All + Adult | Cost: $75 per Adult/Girl pair; $25 for additional girl | Info/Register

    Training Programs
     
    Program Aide  
    Become a Diamonds Program Aide! You'll learn how to work with younger Girl Scouts and explore your own talent as a leader. Upon completion of the training, girls will be awarded a certificate andtT-shirt. You can then practice your Program Aide skills at six activity sessions and earn your Program Aide pin!

    Program Aide Training | June 15 | Fort Smith | Info/Register 

    Gold and Silver Award Training  
    This training is for girls who wish to earn the Gold or Silver Award and for adults interested in helping their girls through this process. These are the highest awards for our older girls, and involve creating and implementing sustainable projects to improve their communities. This training will give you all the information on the requirements and overall process needed to earn these recognitions. Girls must attend this training before submitting a Gold Award project proposal. It is also highly recommended for girls planning to work on their Silver Award and for adults who will be supporting girls working for either award.  
     
    Gold and Silver Training | May 9 | Pine Bluff | Info/Register

    Gold, Silver, and Graduating Senior Ceremony | June 10  
    Girl Scouts - Diamonds will be honoring our Silver and Gold Award recipients and our Graduating Seniors on June 10 in Little Rock. Invitations will be mailed this month to those girls with details on the ceremony, but mark your calendars and save the date!

    Community Partners
    Emergent Arts | Emergent Arts Girl Scout Programs | Hot Springs | Levels: All | Cost varies 
    Contact: Sarah Oatsvall | 501-613-0352
    Emergent Arts offers an array of creative arts classes that can be tailored to meet your troop needs. Begin your troop's creative arts adventure today!

    Creepy Critters and Crazy Plants | Texarkana | Levels: All | Free
    Contact: Bill King or Pam | 903-798-3821
    Poisonous plants, snakes and spiders, OH MY! Girls can attend a safety presentation teaching them to identify and understand the risks of local poisonous plants, snakes and spiders.

    Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas 
    800.632.6894 | girlscoutsdiamonds.org