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GS Way Fall Festival and Pumpkin Derby

Sat Oct 23, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
STEM, Entrepreneurship, Creative Arts, Life Skills, Outdoor
Ambassadors, Seniors, Volunteers, Juniors, Brownies, Daisies, Cadettes

Join us for a day of fun celebrating the birthday of the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low. This old-fashioned fall party will be full of classic games and fun for all ages including archery, Pop-A-Pumpkin, Relay Races, SWAPS and STEM Challenges. We’ll make a tasty treat with Girl Scout Cookies and cap off the day with Trunk ‘r Treat! Prizes will be awarded for the trunks that are: 1) the scariest, 2) the funniest and 3) the best depiction of Girl Scouts. There will also be one prize awarded to the trunk that offers the best Halloween Treat! 

But that’s not all! We will also host our inaugural Pumpkin Derby!  Racers may enter the youth (K-5), teen (6-12) or adult division. Official Pumpkin Derby Rules will be provided upon registration; but the basics require that racers craft a “car” using a single, whole pumpkin. The “car” must be built using a minimum of two (2) independent axles (no wider than 18”) inserted through the pumpkin.  “Car” weight may not exceed 20 pounds. All pumpkin cars will be weighed at the race check-in, 11:00AM-12:00PM. The races will begin at 12:30PM with the youth division, followed by the teen division, and ending with the adult division. 

The Derby Grand Champion Race. “Cars” will race in heats. Division winners will race against each other to compete for the title of Derby Grand Champion. Prizes will be awarded to each division winner and the Derby Grand Champion. Prizes will also be awarded in each division for best thematic (Girl Scout Way/Founder’s Day) design, so grab your paint and glue and get ready to decorate! A patch is included for all Girl Scouts. 


Need help making your Pumpkin Racer? Check-out our Pumpkin Racer Workshop! You bring the pumpkin; we’ll help with the rest! 

Location: GSCM Program Center