Community Events and Activities

Join Girl Scouts

For all ages: You’re invited to the Goshen Sarah Wells Girl Scouts Service Unit Pajama Party and Recruitment Dance, 6:30-8:30 p.m. September 15 in the Goshen Intermediate School cafeteria.

Please bring a nut-free drink or snack to share and a non-perishable food donation for Youth Ending Hunger.

Join Cub Scout Pack 62

For students in grades K-5: You’re invited to meet the Cub Scouts of Goshen Pack 62! If you’d like to learn more information about Cub Scouting and Pack 62 please join us at our Cub Scout Kickball Game and help us paint rocks for Goshen Rocks, 7-8:30 p.m. on September 22 in the Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School All-Purpose Room. Every Cub Scout who joins will receive a free rocket for our Rocket Launch Night.

Past activities included:

  • Hiking
  • Earning achievements
  • Den Meetings
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Collecting Candy for the Troops
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Acts of Service
  • West Point Football
  • International Food Night
  • Mother/Son Night

For information, e-mail goshenpack62@gmail.com. 

Join Cub Scout Pack 63

For students in grades K-3: Help us kick off a great Cub Scout Year! Opening Day is 7 p.m. September 22 in the Goshen Intermediate School cafeteria. New this year: Kindergarten Lions. Upcoming events include:

  • Fall: Hambletonian Marathon, West Point Football Game, Fall Hike, Halloween Party, Operation Gratitude
  • Winter: Caroling, Giving Tree, Pack Family Overnight, Candy Sales, Pinewood Derby, Bingo Night
  • Spring: Spring Hike, Fishing Derby, Sportsman Club Day, STEM Night, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Swimming
  • Summer: Camporee

For questions, e-mail goshencubscoutpack63@gmail.comView a video of Pack 63’s experience last year.

Mad Science – Super Science Enrichment Program

For students in grades 1-2: Sponsored by SAS PTO, the Mad Science Enrichment Program is for students in grades 1-2. The eight-week program is held Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 14, 21, 28 and December 5. Choose from the before-school session from 8-9 a.m. or the after-school session from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Registration is $127 and is due September 26 (a $10 late fee applies after the deadline). Space is limited and parents are responsible for transportation. Registration must be completed online at midhudson.madscience.org. Questions? Call (845) 294-5434.

For students in grades 3-5: Sponsored by GIS PTO, the Mad Science Enrichment Program is for students in grades 3-5. The eight-week program is held Wednesdays from3:30-4:30 p.m.: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6. Registration is $127 and is due October 4 (a $10 late fee applies after the deadline). Space is limited and parents are responsible for transportation. Registration must be completed online at midhudson.madscience.org. Questions? Call (845) 294-5434.

The following topics will be covered:

Moving Motion: Catapult into Newton’s three laws of motion! Yank a cloth from under dishes and send crash test dummies flying. Adjust the mass of two identical cars and learn how heavier objects need a bigger push to move the same distance. See action–reaction forces at work as a fan cart races across the room and mini-rockets launch through the air. Make a Newton Spinner to take home.

Mix It Up: Challenges your mind with the physical aspect of chemistry. Pick up concepts of physical mixtures, solutions, and suspensions with sorting activities. Explain molecular movement and show how an antacid suspension buffers an upset stomach. Use tools of the trade to clarify water and to separate mixtures into their components. Take home a mixture sorting kit.

Radical Robots: Wrap yourself up in the world of robotics! Learn about robots, remote control devices, and automatons. A reading and writing robot draws shapes, detects objects, and tracks lines. Control an automaton through sound, move a robot through a maze, and make a soccer robot score a goal! Build a robotic hand to take home.

Super Power Sources: Embark on a quest for alternative energy sources. Harness the sun’s heat with a parabolic mirror and volunteer to ramp up a power generation station. Act as power hunters to pinpoint renewable and nonrenewable resources. Carry out a chemical reaction, load a capacitor, and take home a hand-crank flashlight.

All About Animals: Welcome to the amazing animal kingdom! Learn about the diverse, astounding creatures on earth. Experiment with camouflage and get hands-on with real teeth and claws. See what’s inside animals and discover which animals are truly spineless! Organize a wide range of creatures to see how scientists classify everything from elephants to arachnids. Create plaster casts of animal tracks just like real naturalists!

Energy Burst: Explore energy transfer and energy conversion. Unwind with windup toys that swim, hop and flip. Spring into action with poppers, Boinks, and jumping bugs. Pair up and drop frog splat balls from different heights. Make your own catapult to take home.

Get Connected: Take on telecommunications! See the sound of your voice and test out telephone lines. Chat on your own phone network, find the limits to low-power radio signals, wind through a cell tower relay, and learn how to track cell phone users. Make a fiber optic map to take home.

Life in the Sea: Plunge into the depths of ocean life. Explore different ocean ecosystems and learn about the plants and animals that live there. See the interconnectedness of an ocean food web, and the consequences of overfishing. Take home some 3D sea creatures.

Girls on the Run

For girls in grades 3-5: Girls on the Run is an afterschool program like no other! Twice per week for 10 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead girls in grades 3-5 through interactive lessons and running activities. The
season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event.

Registration is now open. The season begins the week of September 18. Girls on the Run will meet at GIS on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5 p.m. or Wednesday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. The program fee is $175. Financial assistance is available. Register today at www.girlsontherunhv.org.