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G.I.R.L. Expo returns with everything exciting for girls


Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains hosts event Oct. 19 in Bedford

BEDFORD, NH – What Girl Scout Cookie creation will win the competition? Who will make it to the top of the rock wall? And could there really be a life-size whale indoors?

Find out at G.I.R.L. Expo New Hampshire, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The expo is open to the public and includes performances, hands-on exhibits, free workshops, giveaways, and more.

This year's expo offers G.I.R.L.s (Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, Leaders)™ ages 5 to 18 and their families plenty of opportunities to explore their interests in the outdoors, STEM, the arts, healthy living, and life skills through interactive activities for girls and their families.

Explore the inside of a 65-foot inflatable whale, climb the 24-foot rock wall, shoot an arrow, ride a mountain bike, take the tent set-up challenge! With more than 100 activities and workshops, you’ll want to get there early and stay all day.

This year’s expo features performances by the Miss New Hampshire Talent Show, ice cream science with Subzero Ice Cream, the McGonagle School of Irish Dance, the Golden Girls tap dancers, Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater ballet, Let’s Play Music and pop singer Kristina Lachaga.

The STEM Zone is bigger than ever, with hands-on activities and workshops with FIRST robotics, rocketry with Xploration, an augmented reality watershed table, green-screen photo booth, and SubZero’s liquid nitrogen-made ice cream. Explore Girl Scout computer science badges, and discover the world in infra-red with FLIR.

Take on the NH Lodging and Restaurant Association obstacle course, paint with the Canvas Roadshow, learn a line dance, or try archery, the mountain bike zone, pottery wheel demos, writing and publishing with Scribblitt, and more! Connect with local businesses and organizations and learn more about programs and services in their communities.

The Top Pastry Chef Competition is an exciting contest to see which team of girls can create the most delicious and innovative dessert using Girl Scout Cookies. The audience is encouraged to cheer the teams as they come up with their masterpiece.

Girl Scouting will be well represented, too! Find out more about all the different ways to have fun at Girl Scouts, where girls choose their own adventures, and become young women of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

“G.I.R.L. Expo is the perfect opportunity for girls and their families to connect with one another and explore the incredible opportunities that girls have through Girl Scouting,” said Patricia Mellor, CEO. “Girls will get the chance to try new things, challenge themselves in new ways, and discover ways to build their confidence while having fun.”

Tickets are available by calling (888) 474-9686, at the door, and online at Lead sponsors are the NH Sportsplex, Catholic Medical Center, Xfinity, Parenting NH, ARMI/Bio-Fab USA, FLIR, Stonyfield, Delta Dental, and Cabot.

Through Girl Scouting, girls learn to face challenges head on, embrace failure as a learning opportunity, create lasting relationships, and find solutions to social issues—all while building the skills and courage they need to take the lead every day and empower themselves for life. To learn more about GSGWM and about becoming a Girl Scout visit

About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit