Fall is arguably the best time of the year because we get to gather with all our friends and troop members again, regularly! So many adventures await this school year and memories to create now that weekly meetings have resumed. If you need help filling up your calendars this season, then keep reading for five ideas.
Visit a Local Farm & Cider Mills
Step away from the city for a day and visit one of the many local farms right outside of Los Angeles. This is a great opportunity for girls to learn where many fruits and vegetables come from and pet the cutest barnyard animals. Check out some of the places below to plan your day trip full of fall fun including wagon rides, pumpkin picking, cider drinking, and even working together to get through a corn maze!
- Take a wagon ride at Underwood Family’s Moorpark Farm Center
- Head to the pumpkin patch at Tanaka Farms
- Press your own cider at Stone Pantry Orchard
- Pick your own apples, raspberries, or strawberries at Los Rios Rancho
- Ride down the mountain slide at Oak Tree Mountain
Innovate at Inglewood Innovation Center
Reserve a lab at the Inglewood Innovation Center and lead your troop through self-guided lesson plans. Girls will explore science and technology through hands-on activities and discover how a scientist, engineer, or artist may think. During registration, you will choose your top two choices for programs. Computers, robotics, or tinkering innovation labs are currently offered. A staff member will provide you with an age-appropriate activity based on the current offerings and scheduled visit. All supplies and resources will be ready to use upon the troop’s arrival.
Visit a Local Farmers Market
Supporting local, small businesses is so easy and fun to do at a farmers market. Shopping at farmers’ markets gives you the opportunity to support local growers, find the freshest produce, and connect with your community. It’s also a great chance to try something new. You may be introduced to new fruits, veggies, and even nuts that you’ve never tried before. Here are a few farmers’ markets to check out this fall:
- Historic Downtown Farmers Market
- Burbank Certified Farmers Market
- South Pasadena Farmers Market
- Montrose Farmers Market
Network with Industry Experts
Thinking about college and future careers can be a little overwhelming at times. That’s why we have created the new Emerging Leader Mentorship and Career Exploration Program to help conquer any stressors that pop up. As an Emerging Leader, you will have first dibs to be mentored by and network with industry professionals and subject experts who inspire you. There are several workshops and panels that will allow girls to gain insight into specific technical knowledge and training, as well as strengthen workplace readiness skills such as resume building, interview preparation, effective communication, and professional networking.
Read more about this program and save your spot today.
Become a Product Designer
Saturday, November 5th, Daisies through Juniors can earn their Entrepreneurship Business Badge at the Product Designers program at the Upland Service Center. Girl Scouts will be able to channel their innovator’s mindset to come up with an idea for a product that solves a problem, then learn how to bring that idea to life—just like an entrepreneur! They’ll receive feedback on their ideas, make modifications, then use a 3D pen to build an actual prototype.
Register now to save your spot!
GSGLA can’t wait to hear about how your troop decides to spend this fall season together. Whether it’s creating stories, picking pumpkins, or writing resumes, we would love to hear all about it. Be sure to share your favorite moments with us for a chance to be featured on our social media.