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Leaders Weekend

Get back to your roots and celebrate Earth Day at Leaders Weekend 2021! Held at Finbrooke Program Center on April 23-25, this event is a fun tradition and a great way to connect with friends—old and new—who share a love of Girl Scouting. Choose from a variety of workshops and activities to create your own adventure. 

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Workshops include art classes, team building, outdoor training, Girl Scout traditions, two mystery workshops, and more! Choose how long you stay—come for the whole weekend or just the day on Saturday. Lodging is available but space is limited. 

No matter what you choose to do or how long you choose to stay, you will leave re-energized and ready to continue your journey with Girl Scouts! 

Event Details

COVID-19 Disclaimer. There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our members. By adhering to the GSMH COVID-19 guidelines, some aspects of this event will be different than previous events. You will receive updated safety information by email closer to the event.

Schedule. Leaders Weekend is so much more than workshops. We’ll have great food, SWAPS, ongoing activity options, and more throughout the weekend. Register for the entire weekend or come and go from the event as you wish. The gate will close at 11:00 p.m. every night.

Event Fee.  Your $15 event fee covers lodging, administrative supplies, and Saturday lunch and snacks. Additional fees apply to some workshops and other meals.

Meals. Staying the weekend? Join your fellow volunteers for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and dinner. Menus and meal prices can be found during registration.

Special Needs. We want this to be a weekend with no worries! If you have dietary, health, or other needs that will affect your experience at Leaders Weekend, let us know in advance so we can accommodate your needs.

Mobility. Pack your walking shoes! Finbrooke is a walking camp, and participants will travel by foot to sleeping units and throughout camp during class sessions. We will have “shuttle” spaces available for participants with a medical need. Please indicate your need during registration.

Adults Only. Leaders Weekend is a retreat for adults only. Children of any age are not permitted at the event.

Memorabilia

Event t-shirts, patches, tote bags, and bandanas are available! Deadline to order memorabilia is March 1.

Purchase here >>

Workshops

Choose the workshops that most interest you. Read the workshop descriptions on pages 2-5, then indicate your choice on our online registration form. Some workshop sessions will fill quickly and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If a session is not available, you will not be able to choose that session and you will be prompted to choose a second option.

Check out the complete workshop descriptions in the Leaders Weekend Registration Packet.

FAQs

Q: Can I apply for Financial Assistance for Leaders Weekend?

A: There is no financial assistance available for the event itself, but it is available for all volunteer trainings. This means that participants can request financial assistance for our Outdoor Level 2 training only for this event. 

Q: What steps are being taken to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic for this event? 

A: Due to COVID-19, Leaders Weekend will have some changes from previous years. The following guidelines are required. Additional guidelines may be added based on updated COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Masks will be required during all activities. No exceptions. 
  • There will be limits to the number of people who are able to attend sessions to maintain social distancing.
  • Food will be served in individual containers to keep participants safe during meals.
  • Sleeping arrangements will be limited to two people per cabin to maintain social distancing. 

Q: Where do I sleep during Leaders Weekend?

A: There are tons of options for lodging for this event. Participants can either choose to sleep in one of the camp units at Finbrooke Program Center, bring their own tent and stay on the property, or stay at a hotel off site. If you are interested in the hotel option, please contact Kay Gates or Susan Williams. 

Q: What happens if Leaders Weekend is cancelled?

A: As this is an in-person event, it can change due to COVID-19. If we have to cancel Leaders Weekend, participants will be offered an alternative option (if possible) or receive a refund. Merchandise items may not be refundable if the event is cancelled after the merchandise has been ordered.