For Girl Scouts

Our Programs

Girl Scouts programs at the Poe Center educate scouts on a variety of health-related topics and issues! Girl Scouts may work towards earning their badge(s) while gaining a deeper understanding of puberty and development, the importance of proper nutrition and exercise, and the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. This section of our website is designed primarily as a place where scouts, troop leaders and families can come to learn about our Girl Scouts programs, find answers to certain health-related questions and obtain fun and exciting resources to help Girl Scouts develop the skills they need to survive and thrive!

Body Talk

Grade Level: Girl Scouts Daisy
Program Length: 3 hours

It’s time to be explorers! Meet Mr. Big Mouth while exploring your way to a “Super Smile” by learning how to properly brush and floss away Sugar Bugs. Daisies explore MyPlate, and learn the importance of choosing healthy snacks, engaging in regular physical activity and getting enough sleep. Daisies also have an opportunity to visit the PlayWELL Park and climb a nutrition wall, weave through a healthy choices maze, zip down a tongue slide, balance on a giant skeleton, navigate a nerve net and much, much more!

My Senses & Me

Grade Level: Girl Scouts Brownie
Program Length: 3 hours

Brownies will explore the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste) and the associated organs-both in the General Health Theater and outside at the PlayWELL Park! Brownies can zip from ear-to-ear, slip down the artery slides and learn about the important role of the brain in physical activity and coordination!

Girl Talk for Mom & Me

Grade Level: Girl Scouts Junior
Program Length: 3 hours

Girl Talk for Mom and & Me addresses the timely topic of adolescent growth and development and the physical, social and emotional changes that girls experience during puberty. 3-D exhibits, hands-on activities, and candid discussions help moms and daughters explore a range of topics from the workings of the reproductive system to the menstrual cycle to feminine hygiene protection and more.

Girl Talk 2

Grade Level: Girl Scouts Cadette
Program Length: 2 hours
(maximum of 25 participants)

Girl Talk 2 is a unique workshop designed for middle school-aged girls and their moms. This interactive, two-hour workshop discusses the growth and development girls experience during puberty, the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems, the menstrual cycle, fertilization and conception. Internet safety, peer pressure, abstinence, and sexually transmitted diseases are also introduced. The program has been designed with activities that facilitate and encourage open parent-child communication.

Stress Less

Grade Level: Girl Scouts Cadette & Senior
Program Length: 3 hours

Cadets and Seniors will learn how to define stress and its various forms, as well as developing the tools necessary to cope with stress in a healthy way! Scouts have a list of stress-reducing activities to accomplish in order to qualify for this badge: exercise, keep a journal, find music that helps them relax, practice breathing techniques or create a personal stress kit filled with cartoons, photos, a picture of a peaceful scene, a squeeze ball or the scent of lavender.



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