Event  List

Welcome to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida's events list! Below you'll find a list of events that will help your  G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ explore STEM, connect with the outdoors, cultivate life skills, become an entrepreneur, and more!

We add new events year-round, so check back often to see what opportunities await your Girl Scout! Please review our cancellation and refund policy

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MediaGirlz Training & Audition, 9/14/19, 1:00 PM

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Sep 14, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Tampa Leadership Center, 4610 Eisenhower Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33634

J, C, S, A Girl Scouts of West Central Florida is hosting its annual MediaGirlz Training and Audition. The MediaGirlz is a team comprised of Girl Scout Juniors – Ambassadors that represent the council during media interviews and community events. They are often featured in marketing materials and on social media. These girls develop personal and social skills by participating in opportunities throughout the year. The Training and Audition will include an overview of public relations, activities to get to know the girls, and media training from an industry expert (the dos and don’ts of working with the media and how to tell your story). The day will conclude with an on-camera mock interview audition for a chance to be on the 2019-2020 MediaGirlz team.

GS Fest 2019, 9/21/19, 10:00 AM

Date: Sat Sep 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US-301, Tampa, FL, 33610

AR, F, D, B, J, C, S, A GS Fest 2019 presented by Florida Dairy Farmers! Join us for our annual event to kick off the Girl Scout year! Together, with our many terrific program partners, you'll have the chance to take part in activities that span our four program pillars—entrepreneurship, life skills, outdoor, and STEM. Plus there will be special activities just for older girls (grades 6-12). GS Fest is open to everyone so bring your family, friends, and neighbors and come enjoy the fun.

Information Session: Overnight Canoe Trip, 9/22/19, 2:00 PM

Date: Sun Sep 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

AR, C, S, A Ready for your next water adventure and interested in our overnight canoe trip? Attend this information session to learn about the next steps and what the requirements will be as well as meet one of the facilitators. They will answer all questions, share their years of experience and knowledge. Bring your calendar to schedule for the first practice session. Cost and equipment for the trip will also be discussed at this session. Juniors may only participate in the day trip.

Information Session: Day Canoe Trip, 9/22/19, 2:00 PM

Date: Sun Sep 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

AR, J, C, S, A Ready for your next water adventure and interested in our day canoe trip? Attend this information session to learn about the next steps and what the requirements will be as well as meet one of the facilitators. They will answer all questions, share their years of experience and knowledge. Bring your calendar to schedule for the first practice session. Cost and equipment for the trip will also be discussed at this session. Juniors may only participate in the day trip.

Silver Award Workshop, 9/24/19, 6:30 PM

Date: Tue Sep 24, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

Location: All Saints Lutheran Church, 5315 Van Dyke Rd, Lutz, FL, 33558

C Would you like to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn? Join us for this interactive classroom workshop where you'll learn how to develop a Take Action project in your community on your way to earning the Girl Scout Silver Award. Connect with others and discover the tools you’ll need to create a positive, lasting change in your community and beyond. This program closes for registration 9/8/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Paddling Badge-in-a-Day, 9/28/19, 9:00 AM

Date: Sat Sep 28, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Location: Horseshoe Lake Park & Retreat, 23532 NE 110th Ave, Fort McCoy, FL, 32113

AR, C, S, A Get an introduction to the basics of how to safely navigate canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Participate in fun games and challenges in a safe environment, as you learn which one you enjoy most and are most comfortable with. Seniors will complete and receive their Paddling badge. This program closes for registration 9/15/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Robotic Invention, 9/28/19, 2:00 PM

Date: Sat Sep 28, 2:00 PM - Sat Oct 19, 4:00 PM EST

Location: USF Engineering II Building, 3824 USF Alumni Dr, Tampa, FL, 33620

AR, C Work collaboratively with USF college students to build an autonomous robot. Design a model robot of your own creation on Sept. 28th and build the working prototype of your design on Oct. 19th. Take part in the both design sessions to earn and receive your Designing Robots badge. This program closes for registration 9/22/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Coding For Good: App Development, 9/28/19, 4:00 PM

Date: Sat Sep 28, 4:00 PM - Sat Oct 19, 6:00 PM EST

Location: USF Engineering II Building, 3824 USF Alumni Dr, Tampa, FL, 33620

AR, C Work collaboratively with USF college students to learn essential skills in app development. Learn about personal data collection, correlation and app tracking. Take part in both design sessions on Sept. 28th and Oct. 19th to earn and receive your Coding for Good, App Development badge (New!). This program closes for registration 9/22/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

CSI: Cetacean Scene Investigation, 10/5/19, 10:00 AM

Date: Sat Oct 05, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location: The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL, 33602

AR, J, C A cetacean (whale, porpoise, or dolphin) stranding has been reported somewhere along the coastline. Upon your arrival at the mock crime scene, you will begin to collect valuable information that will allow you to identify the cetacean and formulate a hypothesis for the stranding. Includes admission to the Aquarium after the program for registered participants. Badge Link: Animal Habitats (J), Animal Helpers (C) This program closes for registration 9/22/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Silver Award Workshop, 10/5/19, 12:30 PM

Date: Sat Oct 05, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Location: First Christian Church, 1908 E Fort King St, Ocala, FL, 34471

C Would you like to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn? Join us for this interactive classroom workshop where you'll learn how to develop a Take Action project in your community on your way to earning the Girl Scout Silver Award. Connect with others and discover the tools you’ll need to create a positive, lasting change in your community and beyond. This program closes for registration 9/22/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 10/10/19, 5:30 PM

Date: Thu Oct 10, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST

Location: David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL, 33602

AR, F, D, B, J, C, S, A Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! Girls will get to create their own magically delicious factory based on one of the main character’s personality traits. This program closes for registration 9/15/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Nielsen STEM Saturday, 10/12/19, 8:00 AM

Date: Sat Oct 12, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location: Nielsen, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd, Oldsmar, FL, 34677

AR, D, B, J, C, S, A Join us for the sixth annual Nielsen STEM Saturday! Explore our amazing world through hands-on experiments and activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and leave with a new found passion for careers in the STEM field. All girls will receive a fun patch. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited to take part in STEM Saturday 2.0, delving into how STEM concepts relate to real life. Check out more advanced STEM projects, while also learning from young technology professionals about careers in STEM, social media, and smart internet usage. This program closes for registration 10/6/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Ground Games-O-Rama, 10/12/19, 9:00 AM

Date: Sat Oct 12, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

AR, D, B, J, C, S, A Get your footing at our challenge courses! This program is designed to be the beginning of our challenge course progression for your G.I.R.L. Participants will work on cooperation, and lay down skills for leadership and team building in the on-the-ground games and activities. (There will be no use of course elements in this program.) Girls who actively participate in the program will receive patch 1 of 5 in the new challenge course fun patch series. This program closes for registration 10/6/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Ground Games-O-Rama, 10/12/19, 10:30 AM

Date: Sat Oct 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

AR, D, B, J, C, S, A Get your footing at our challenge courses! This program is designed to be the beginning of our challenge course progression for your G.I.R.L. Participants will work on cooperation, and lay down skills for leadership and team building in the on-the-ground games and activities. (There will be no use of course elements in this program.) Girls who actively participate in the program will receive patch 1 of 5 in the new challenge course fun patch series. This program closes for registration 10/6/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Climb On!, 10/12/19, 12:00 PM

Date: Sat Oct 12, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

AR, J, C, S, A Now that you’ve successfully laid the ground work in our two previous programs, you’re ready to progress to new heights – literally! Join us at camp for time to get up and on our newest climbing tower. Participants will climb the tower in the route of your choice, and then zip on our zip line back to the ground! Girls who actively participate in the program will receive patches 4 & 5 of 5 in the new challenge course fun patch series (you must zip to receive patch 5). This program closes for registration 10/6/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Intro to Abstract Photography, 10/12/19, 2:00 PM

Date: Sat Oct 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Location: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Dr Cube 200, Tampa, FL, 33602

AR, J, C, S, A This workshop will introduce you to creating abstract photographs in a museum environment with highly qualified instructors. Abstract images are a fun way to see the mundane world with a new vision, capturing shapes, colors and textures that reveal the essence of all things, from landscapes to people and objects. After a short visual lecture with examples of abstract photographs, you will be able to practice this skill using cameras supplied by the museum. Girls will receive a certificate of completion, one print of your chosen abstract and FMoPA fun patch. Same day admission to the museum is included. Badge Link: Digital Photographer (J), Photographer (A) This program closes for registration 9/29/2019. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Zip to It, 10/12/19, 3:30 PM

Date: Sat Oct 12, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

AR, C, S, A Can’t get enough of our Wai Lani zip lines? Then this program is for you! Girls will form teams to compete in games on the zip lines – like tic-tack-toe and more! You’ll climb our cargo net and zip multiple times to bring your team to victory. Girls who actively participate in the program will receive patch 5 of 5 in the new challenge course fun patch series. This program closes for registration 10/6/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Girl Scout Day with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 10/12/19, 5:00 PM

Date: Sat Oct 12, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST

Location: Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

AR, F, D, B, J, C, S, A Come cheer on the Rowdies as they take on Indy Eleven during their last home game of the season! Come early to enjoy tailgate fun and games. Price includes reserved seating ticket in Section 303 for the game, a commemorative patch, t-shirt, field access to watch warmups, participation in the Rally Tunnel, and more! (Additional activities are only available to registered Girl Scouts with a signed waiver.) This program closes for registration 10/9/19. Refunds will not be issued, but tickets can be used for ANY child or adult.

Understanding Credit, 10/19/19, 9:30 AM

Date: Sat Oct 19, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST

Location: GTE Financial - St. Petersburg, 4584 38th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33713

AR, C, S, A Gain a real world understanding of what a credit report means to you. They affect the cost of credit we receive, where we live, insurance rates we pay—even the jobs we can get. You will also learn about your consumer rights and responsibilities. More importantly you can learn how to establish and maintain your credit history. Badge Link: Comparison Shopping (C), Buying Power (S), Good Credit (A) This program closes for registration 10/13/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Global Action Summit, 10/19/19, 10:00 AM

Date: Sat Oct 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location: Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions, 4202 E Fowler Ave, CGS101, Tampa, FL, 33620

C, S, A Did you know the Girl Scout sisterhood not only stretches across the United States but spans the entire world too? Earn the Global Action Award by participating in this event, exploring challenges and opportunities. Girls will experience interactive activities, table top discussions, Q&A session, displays, and more. This program closes for registration 10/6/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Smart City Savers, 10/19/19, 11:00 AM

Date: Sat Oct 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Location: GTE Financial - St. Petersburg, 4584 38th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33713

AR, C, S, A Learn how to build a monthly budget based on how much money you earn. Get practice using a debit card for your purchases and balancing your budget. You’ll have the chance to visit nine merchants in Smart City Savers to purchase housing, transportation, food, day care, and more. Don’t forget the mall and, of course, a credit union for financial services. During the simulation, you’ll get a visit from the Fickle Finger of Fate which brings unexpected windfalls and unplanned expenses. Badge Link: Budgeting (C), Financing My Future (S), On My Own (A) This program closes for registration 10/13/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Silver Award Workshop, 10/19/19, 1:00 PM

Date: Sat Oct 19, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Tampa Leadership Center, 4610 Eisenhower Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33634

C Would you like to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn? Join us for this interactive classroom workshop where you'll learn how to develop a Take Action project in your community on your way to earning the Girl Scout Silver Award. Connect with others and discover the tools you’ll need to create a positive, lasting change in your community and beyond. This program closes for registration 10/6/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Girls Just Wanna Roller Skate, 10/19/19, 4:30 PM

Date: Sat Oct 19, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Location: Skate World, 911 N Lake Parker Ave, Lakeland, FL, 33801

AR, D, B, J, C, S, A Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have access to a roller rink for just you and your friends? Now’s your chance to find out! Come celebrate National Roller Skating Month with a private skating session only for Girl Scouts. You’ll be able to request all your favorite songs to sing along with as you glide across the rink. Price includes admission, rental skates, and a fun patch. This program closes for registration 10/13/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Market Your Own Business, 10/20/19, 10:00 AM

Date: Sun Oct 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location: Microsoft Store - International Plaza, 2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33607

AR, J, C Get guidance on developing your ideas into robust business plans and polish your pitch to share with your troop! Be introduced to key business concepts like creating a product, marketing and promotion, and manufacturing and distribution. Girls will receive a fun patch for participating. This program closes for registration 10/13/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Solder Your Way to Power, 10/26/19, 9:00 AM

Date: Sat Oct 26, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location: Tampa Hackerspace, 4931 W Nassau St, Tampa, FL, 33607

AR, C, S, A Learn the tips and tricks of soldering while you make your own battery-powered cell phone charger. Includes all program materials and you'll take your new charger home with you to show off to friends and family. This program closes for registration 10/20/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday Celebration, 10/26/19, 11:45 AM

Date: Sat Oct 26, 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 4510 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL, 34746

AR, F, D, B, J, C, S, A Celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday with your troop, family, and friends at Medieval Times! Birthday party complete with balloons, cake, meet and greet with some of the show characters, and DJ dance party. Then get ready to enjoy a 4 course meal and jousting tournament with real knights, weapons, horses and live flight of the royal falcon. Includes ticket to the show, gratuity, and a fun patch for girls. This program closes for registration 10/13/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Trick or Trot, 10/26/19, 1:00 PM

Date: Sat Oct 26, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wildwood, 9583 County Road 223, Wildwood, FL, 34785

AR, J, C, S, A Bring your favorite horse costume accessories to the Camp Wildwood Barn where you will dress up one of our horses. Then show off your and your horse’s costumes as we trot through a trick-or-treating trail ride! This program closes for registration 10/20/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Halloween Camp-or-Treat, 10/26/19, 3:00 PM

Date: Sat Oct 26, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wildwood, 9583 County Road 223, Wildwood, FL, 34785

AR, F, D, B, J, C, S, A Join us for an evening of trick-or-treating, carnival games, and more at Camp Wildwood! Come dressed in your favorite costume and bring a bag for your goodies. Explore the decorated buildings and cabins to collect treats, shoot archery, visit our four-hooved friends, and create your own S.W.A.P. to take home. This is a free community event – all are welcome, so bring your friends to show them how much fun you have at Girl Scouts!

Canoeing 101, 10/27/19, 12:00 PM

Date: Sun Oct 27, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

B, J, C, S, A Explore the gulf waters of Camp Wai Lani! During the program, you’ll learn paddling skills, different strokes, and strengthen the ones you already have. Please note: this is only for recreational fun, this is not a training and no certifications are received during this activity. This program closes for registration 10/20/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Trick or Trot, 10/27/19, 1:00 PM

Date: Sun Oct 27, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wildwood, 9583 County Road 223, Wildwood, FL, 34785

AR, J, C, S, A Bring your favorite horse costume accessories to the Camp Wildwood Barn where you will dress up one of our horses. Then show off your and your horse’s costumes as we trot through a trick-or-treating trail ride! This program closes for registration 10/20/19. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Intro to Kayak & Paddleboard, 10/27/19, 2:30 PM

Date: Sun Oct 27, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

J, C, S, A Enjoy the outdoors and expand your paddling skills while you explore the gulf waters of Camp Wai Lani on a kayak. Test your agility as you gracefully balance and use your core to stand up on your paddleboard. Please note: this is only for recreational fun, no certifications are received during this activity. This program closes for registration 10/20/2019. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Early Bird Camp Celebration Day - Camp Wildwood, 11/16/19, 10:00 AM

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Nov 16, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wildwood, 9583 County Road 223, Wildwood, FL, 34785

AR, D, B, J, C, S, A Early Bird Camp Celebration Day at Camp Wildwood is open to troops and individual girls who were among the first 240 members who renewed our Early Bird renewal period.

Adult Training: Basic Pottery Wheel Techniques, 4/26/20, 10:00 AM

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Apr 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Camp Wai Lani, 500 Wai Lani Rd, Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

Adults learn how to use a pottery wheel for working with Cadette, Senior & Ambassador girls (only). Pre-requisite of Kiln Certification required. This program closes for registration 4/16/20. All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing by this date.

Adult Training: Working with Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors On-Demand Webinar

Date: Sat Oct 01, 12:00 AM - Sat Sep 30, 11:59 PM EST

Location: GSWCF Webinar

This training session will introduce leaders to resources and processes to help them succeed as Girl Scout leaders to Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors. Take this training within three months of meeting with your Troop. *After registration, your webinar link will be available, via pdf, by visiting the My Activities tab of your MyGS Account.