Girl Scouts of Nassau County's City Scrambler 2013 was a Huge Success!
|GSNC Girl Scouts at the Battery Urban Farm|
|GSNC Girl Scouts Drawing Ledger Art|
Last weekend, I had the privilege to attend GSNC’s City Scrambler 2013. The Fourth Annual City Scrambler focused on the beauty and history of lower Manhattan. It was a fun-filled day that tested the skills of a team. Working together, the girls and their team volunteer navigated the streets of lower Manhattan, completing activities to accumulate points at locations like Battery Urban Farm, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Robert F. Wagner Park, Bowling Green Park and Stone Street. At Robert F. Wagner Park, girls learned about and drew ledger art and then told the story of the artwork they created. At the Alexander Hamiliton U.S. Custom House, teams had to determine the names of the statues based on the history that surrounded them. While at Battery Urban Farm, the teams worked with other teams to build Strawberry Towers; filling the structures with dirt and then planting strawberry seeds. Throughout the whole adventure, girls experienced historical sites like the Freedom Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Charging Bull on Bowling Green.
|GSNC Girl Scouts Stand in Front of the Freedom Tower|
At the end of the day, even though my feet hurt from all that walking, it was an amazing experience that I would recommend for every Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout. It was not only a pleasure to get to know some of the Girl Scouts that I serve, but I learned some history about a city that is so close to where I live. I highly recommend this program to all Girl Scouts when they reach the Senior and Ambassador Levels… or if you get a chance, visit these historical sites.