We're kicking off the new program year at GS Fest 2019. GS Fest is a friends and family event, and offers something for everyone! Together with our program partners, you'll have the chance to take part in activities that span our four program pillars- entrepreneurship, life skills, outdoors, and STEM. GS Fest is the perfect opportunity for your Girl Scout to see all the awesome events, programs, and activities that are availble to her this year.
Keep reading for the inside scoop on what awaits at this year's GS Fest!
Many of the wonderful businesses and organizations that host the events found in the Program Events and Family Guide host activity stations at GS Fest. With free samples from Florida Diary Farmers, you can literally get a taste of what our partners have to offer!
Plus, don't miss the activity stations offered by the Outdoor
Program and STEM teams! Spoiler Alert: The Camp Wildwood horses will
be back for a meet and greet again this year!
Product Program Rally
When you participate in the Product Program Rally at GS Fest you'll experience hands-on activities that will help you succeed during Sweets and Treats and the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Plus, you'll earn an exclusive patch!
G.I.R.L. Cave Sponsored by GEICO
The G.I.R.L. Cave has special activities just for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (grades 6-12). Practice CPR, try on imparement goggles with the Sherrif, draw with 3D pens, and more! You can even talk to experts about Girl Scout High Awards, Global Action, Travel Opportunites, and Camp CEO!
In addition to hosting some awesome activities, our program partners have also donated raffle prizes! Put all your tickets toward one prize or spread them out for a chance at several. This year's prizes have been donated by LEGOLAND, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mathnasium, Medieval Times, and The Florida Aquarium!
Have a Picnic!
It will be hot, so be prepared by bringing a full, refillable water bottle. You're welcome to bring a snack or bagged lunch. However, there will not be any place to store coolers. Coolers should remain in a vehicle or be carried by hand or shoulder strap (wheeled coolers are not allowed).
Don't want to lug your lunch around? There will be a variety of food trucks availble, so buying your lunch is another option.
Do it for the 'gram!
In addition to the Florida Dairy photo booth, there will be opportunities to meet and snap selfies with characters and mascots. There's even going to be a photo booth featuring Najin, the Sweets & Treats mascot!
Visit the Girl Scout Store
Grab the latest Girl Scout gear at GS Fest, including the new adult vest! Shirts, hats, accessories, stuffed animals, and more let you show your Girl Scout Spirit!
As part of Smithsonian Museum Day, Cracker Country will be open. Food, music, and games that take you back to the 1800's.
Register Now and Save!
When you register for GS Fest before Sept. 18, you can get discounted ticket prices for kids and adults. Prices increase at the gate. Register today!