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G.I.R.L. Expo 2019 - New Hampshire

October 19, 2019
NH Sportsplex
Bedford, NH

Girls ages 5 to 18 and their families will enjoy a day of Everything Exciting for Girls, including FREE workshops, mainstage performances, hands-on exhibits, giveaways, and more!

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Hands-on Activities
  • Hit the bullseye in Archery
  • Sample items from our Fall Product Sale
  • Paint a canvas picture with a local artist.
  • Play in the Gaga Pit!
  • Climb on EVO Rock & Fitness' indoor rock wall!
  • Try out different musical instruments with Let's Play Music
  • Learn basic karate moves
  • Try your hand at embroidery with the Teaching Our Youth Stitching (TOYS) program and the NER Embroiderers Guild
  • Come see what happens to stormwater that does not soak into the ground
  • FIRE! Learn about fire in your home at this interactive mobile trailer with the NH State Fire Marshal
  • Get your face painted and/or get a glitter tattoo by Our Creative Imaginings
  • Meet a super hero with A Party Palace
  • Capture some cool photos on the green screen!
  • Learn how to publish your own book!
  • Work on the Girl Scout Cybersecurity Badges
  • Steer an awesome underwater robot by SeaPerch
  • Throw a pot on a pottery wheel
  • Learn to make dog toys or a tote bag out of a recycled t-shirt from NH Kid Governor
  • Learn about being A Mindful Girl with Julia Tilton
  • Listen to rising pop singer Kristina Lachaga, “The Girl With The Big Pink Heart” perform. 
  • Learn some line dancing moves
  • Design, build, and launch your own rocket with Xploration STEM Traveling Workshops
  • Daisies and Brownies, come earn your Safety Awards!
  • Pedal a bike in Highland Mountain Bike Park
  • Participate in New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association obstacle course
  • Try out the USA Ninja Challenge Course
  • Crawl inside the belly of Ladder, the finback whale
  • Check out a 3-D printer
  • Take the Tent Set-up Challenge and make a POCKET first-aid kit with L.L. Bean
  • Check out the Top Pastry Chef Competition!
  • Girl Scout Art Show
  • Take Action Fair
    • Want to participate? Click here to learn more!


    • AAMI (The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)
    • Altitude Trampoline Park, Concord & Merrimack
    • American Precision Museum
    • A Party Palace
    • ARMI/Bio-Fab
    • Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
    • Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
    • Burrito Betty's
    • The Canvas Roadshow
    • Catholic Committee on Scouting
    • Catholic Medical Center
    • Citizen's Bank
    • Clark’s Trading Post 
    • Coastal CPR & First Aid
    • Coastal Rompers
    • Creative Threads NH
    • Crotched Mountain Ski + Ride
    • Ecotarium
    • EVO Rock & Fitness
    • Executive Health & Sports Center
    • Fidelity Investments
    • First Church of Christ Scientist
    • FIRST Robotics
    • FLIR
    • Girl Scout Cookie Program
    • Global Leadership Conference
    • GSGWM Alumnae Association
    • GSGWM Camp
    • GSGWM Membership
    • GSGWM Proud to be a Girl Scout
    • GSGWM Travel
    • Highland Mountain Bike Park
    • Inspiring New England Readers
    • Kona Ice of NH
    • Let's Play Music
    • L.L. Bean
    • Manchester Makerspace
    • Manchester Karate Studio
    • McIntyre Ski Area
    • Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program, Inc.
    • Mountain Top Shop
    • Museum of Science, Boston
    • National Passport Center
    • New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association
    • NH DOT Stormwater Pollution Outreach Program
    • NH Marine Patrol
    • NHPBS Kids
    • NH State Fire Marshal
    • N.O.T. Enterprises – I’m N.O.T. Gonna-Get Ticked
    • Nutrition in Motion, LLC
    • Our Creative Imaginings
    • Pajama Program
    • ParentingNH
    • Pats Peak Ski Area
    • Peabody Mills Environmental Center 
    • Prisma Photo Ops
    • QSP/Ashdon Farms
    • Scribblitt Publishing For Kids
    • SeaPerch
    • SJCS Meals on Wheels
    • Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater
    • Stonyfield
    • Studio 550
    • SubZero Nitrogen Ice Cream
    • Teaching Our Youth Stitching (TOYS) - NER Embroiderers Guild
    • Trader Joe's
    • Try Something Classes
    • UNH Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education
    • UNH InterOperability Laboratory
    • USA Ninja Challenge Manchester
    • Xploration STEM Traveling Workshops
    • WBNH
    • WZID
Main Stage Performances

10:30 AM
Ice Cream Science Demonstration
Presented by SubZero Ice Cream

11:00 AM
Golden Girls Tap Dancers
Presented by Golden Girls

11:30 AM
STEM On-the-Go Van Unveiling
Presented by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

11:45 AM
Kristina Lachaga
Presented by Kristina Lachaga

12:30 PM
Girl Scout Pastry Chef Competition
Presented by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

1:30 PM
Hip Hop Hooray!
Presented by Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater

2:00 PM
Scenes from the Nutcracker
Presented by Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater

2:30 PM
Miss New Hampshire Talent Showcase
Presented by the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program

3:00 PM
Irish Step Dancing Performance
Presented by McGonagle School of Irish Dance

Can't Miss Activities

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Art Gallery Opening
Viewing Available All Day

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WZID Live Broadcast with Heather Bishop

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Rock Wall Climbing Tower

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ladder the Life-Size Finback Whale

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Meet & Greet with Kristina Lachaga in the G.I.R.L. Park

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Meet & Greet with NH’s Kid Governor Lola Gianelli in the G.I.R.L. Park

A Mindful Girl (For All Ages, Recommended for Grades 2-5)

Try a few fun, engaging activities from the “A Mindful Girl” patch program, developed by Gold Award Girl Scout Julia Tilton. Learn something about yourself as you explore topics related to mindfulness, confidence, and healthy friendships, both online and off. Begin work toward earning your “A Mindful Girl” patch, and receive materials to complete it! *Available (and exciting!) for all ages, but recommended for brownies and juniors*

Brownie Safety Award (Grades 2-3)

It's important to stay safe in your daily life and when you go on Brownie adventures! We'll start on the 5 steps to earn this award with Coastal CPR and First Aid.

Counting Stitches (Grades 4-12)
Join Teaching Our Youth Stitching – Embroiderers Guild (EGA) to learn counted embroidery stitches, such as cross stitch, eyelets, and backstitch. You will create a personal sampler using charted alphabet and pictures. Finishing the sampler may be as a small picture, bag, or pillow.
CyberSecurity Patch

Explore a few of the Cybersecurity badge activities: learn about keeping your information safe online and investigate cybercrimes. Cybersecurity patch included with completion of the workshop.

Express Yourself

Paint fun fall themes led step by step by The Canvas Road Show’s creative artist. No experience necessary!

Fling Flyer Design Challenge (For All Ages, Recommended for Grades 2-3)

Design, build, and test a fling flyer (paper rocket) and learn about lift, drag, thrust, and gravity with Xploration STEM Traveling Workshops. Open to all ages but recommended for Brownies to earn their Mechanical Engineering 2 badge.

Gyotaku: Art of Fish Printing

Join Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs by tapping into your creative side while making marine science art! During this hands-on workshop, participants will practice “gyotaku,” a traditional Japanese art form of fish printing, and we will discuss how to be good ocean caretakers. Participants will learn basic printmaking techniques and take home their own prints. No art experience is necessary!

Healthy Tools for Girl Scouts (Grades 2-5)

Join Nutrition in Motion to fulfill some of your badge requirements for Brownie badge My Best Self and Junior badge Staying Fit.

Let it Grow

Join with Fidelity Investments and kick-start your future and start building the skills you need to invest in your future, your own business, your own home, and your retirement. Kids in grades K-5 will earn the “Thinking About My Future” segment of the Let It Grow investments patch program and participants in grades 6 and up will earn the “Investing in Home” segment.

Line Dancing with Ginger

If you can walk, you can line dance! Learn some easy steps and patterns to dance to songs like the Cotton Eyed Joe, Cupid Shuffle, and today’s music – no cowboy boots necessary!

Meet Me on the Yeast-Side

Join ARMI/Bio-Fab and explore how living cells can be combined with biomaterials to form 3-Dimensional structures as a technique used in the bio manufacturing of tissues and organs in the future.

Money Smart (Grades K-3)

Pennies, quarters and more oh my! Join Citizens Bank for a hands on introduction to financial literacy as you also earn a requirement or two towards the Daisy/Brownie financial literacy petals and badges.

Pillowcase Project - Presented by the American Red Cross (Grades 4-5)

You’ll learn about preparedness during two different types of emergencies, winter storms and fire and how to keep our bodies calm during emergencies. Each child receives a pillowcase, marker and workbook at the completion of the course.

Prepare with Pedro - Presented by the American Red Cross (Grades K-3)

Find out about fire prevention and how to keep your bodies healthy, safe, calm and prepared during any emergency.

Robots, LEGOS, and Girl Scouts, Oh My!

Build, program, and test a robot made from LEGOs to complete the Robotics Badges. Leaders learn how to integrate FIRST programs into your troop and how to access grants to get started.

Scribblitt Book Publishing for Kids

Spark your creativity with a hands-on workshop learning about Scribblitt’s writing, illustration and publishing tools to help you publish your own book or comic in conjunction with Girl Scout badges or at home.

Take Action with T-Shirts

Learn how to repurpose t-shirts to make dog toys and tote bags with NH Kid Governor.

The Power of You

A Party Palace’s super heroes talk about what it means to be a hero. How we all have the power to be an everyday super hero thru kindness. Be you, be proud and be kind. Fun activities too!

Your Order is Up

Join the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association and test your speed as you tackle the challenges of a restaurant or hotel employee. Try balancing a tray of drinks while running around obstacles and more!

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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  • CMC Byline
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  • PNH logo 5 CMYK
  • BioFabUSA_Armi_Lockup_CMYK
  • Stonyfield New Logo 2018
  • FLIR Systems
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Supporting Sponsors
  • Butler’s Bus Service, Inc. 

  • Hannaford

  • NH Lodging and Restaurant Association Education Foundation 

  • St. Mary’s Bank 

Interested in Sponsoring G.I.R.L. Expo?

We are accepting exhibitor and sponsorship reservations now and would love to save a spot for you. Our previous events had over 1,200 attendees in Vermont and 1,800 attendees in New Hampshire, and we are looking forward to this fall's event being even bigger. G.I.R.L. Expo offers a valuable opportunity to showcase your programs and services to a captive audience of hundreds of families across New Hampshire and Vermont.