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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2010 > September - December > Night out with the Girl Scouts to be Held at Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Night out with the Girl Scouts to be Held at Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Night out with the Girl Scouts to be Held at Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

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On Dec. 4, 2010, members of the Girl Scouts of Pennsylvania are invited to join the students of Lycoming College (Williamsport, Pa.) at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, 525 Route 15 Highway. Scouts will earn a fun patch and have the opportunity to win prizes.

As part of "A Night at the Museum," the Scouts will be able to take part in a scavenger hunt to learn about Little League Baseball and Little softball, participate in team-building and communication exercises to emphasize how working as a team is beneficial for everyone, and other activities.

Student organizations from Lycoming College will sponsor tables and oversee the games and activities, such as face painting, Christmas ornament decoration, and Twister and other games.

The organizations include the Campus Activities Board (CAB), Phi Kappa Psi, Beta Phi Gamma, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Order of Omega, and the Commuter Student Organization.

As part of the activities, each troop of Girl Scouts will represent a country, which participates in Little League. The girls are to learn about these countries before the event, and then share information about their country. This will enable the girls to learn about other cultures. They will create a T-shirt to unite them as a team and showcase the country that they are representing. Awards will be given to the team with the best T-shirt design, team unity, and most impressive knowledge about their country.

Additionally, the troops may opt to stay overnight in the dormitories in Creighton J. Hale International Grove where the Little League World Series teams stay during that event. The Grove is located directly behind the Little League Museum. Overnighters will receive a continental breakfast in the morning. Breakfast for the overnight campers will be held at the museum from 8 to 9 a.m. Sunday.

There is a fee of $7 per participant for the evening's events and an additional $10 per person to stay overnight in the dormitories. Each troop must provide adequate leadership and chaperones for the overnight stay. Pre-registration is suggested by contacting Alison Lubold, at: lubashl@lycoming.edu.

Troops staying overnight should arrive by 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, so they have the opportunity to take their luggage, sleeping bags and towels to the dormitories prior to "The Night at the Museum" which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

"A Night at the Museum" is organized by Dr. Neil Boyd's Business-244 class at Lycoming College. Every year, non-profit organizations are chosen to partake in the class and have the students plan and execute a fundraising event for them. This year, the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum was chosen as one of the groups.

Each student group creates a temporary consulting firm and plans the event. E.F.G. Consulting has been working with the Little League Museum staff to execute "Night out with the Girl Scouts."

"Our Management course has prepared us for entering the business force by allowing us to create a community event for a non-profit organization," Scott Richards, a member of E.F.G. Consulting, said. "The lessons that this project has taught us will be valuable when we enter the work force upon our graduation."

"I'm the CEO of the class, and I completely delegate the projects to the consulting companies," Dr. Boyd said. "However, I attend meetings with them, share advice as needed at the meetings and at other times, help them access resources, help remove obstacles that might be in their way, and cheerlead the awesome work that they are doing.

"The E.F.G. Consulting team, which is working with the Little League Museum, has created a fun and exciting event and I can't wait to see how it turns out. They have been working very hard to bring innovative ideas to the project, and handle the management tasks of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling."

Donations have been generously given by TGI Friday's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Olive Garden, Georgie Bagels, McDonald's, and the Williamsport Crosscutters. Additional donations are appreciated and may be made by contacting Victor Marchetti, at: marvict@lycoming.edu.