October 3, 2012
A Weekly E-News Publication
In This Issue
Dove Self Esteem
Listen to the Podcast
Miss Representation
Alumnae Tea
Submitting Awards Info
Event Deadlines Looming

Product Sale Starts Friday!

The Fall Product Sale begins Friday (October 5)! Connect with friends and family to renew OR subscribe to new magazines and purchase some delicious nut & candy product. The Fall Program is a great way for troops to earn start-up funds, girls to earn fun rewards and most of all learn really great skills along the way.


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Be sure to note the fall hours for all of our boutiques. Hours are posted on our website.
Happy shopping! You can also visit our online store!
From the CEO's Desk

The Property Task Group conference call is fast approaching. On October 15 at 6pm you are invited to listen in to the recommendations being considered by the Board for a final decision at the Board's November meeting. As there will likely be hundreds of members on this call, we will ask everyone but the meeting facilitator to keep phones on mute so everyone can hear the presentation of the task group chair, Judy Suddaby.


Shortly before the start of the meeting, a few documents that Judy will be reviewing will be posted on the council's website. While it's not necessary for participants to have these documents, it might be helpful to have the visual to follow along. 


Photo of the Week! 
Stephanie of Geneva with HWS Sailor

Stephanie of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40936 in Phelps (left), gets sailing tips from a member of the Hobart William Smith Colleges sailing team. Stephanie's troop worked with the team as they kicked off the Cadette "Breathe" Journey. Additional troop events planned for this year as part of the journey: a yoga class, aromatherapy at Clifton Springs Hospital Spa, scuba diving at the Aquatic Center in Rochester, horseback riding, and bike riding/kite flying at Seneca Lake State Park.  Last year they visited comestics manufacturer Zotos in Geneva to learn about the company's use of wind turbines.


Submit your photos to kdunne@gsnypenn.org. Yours might appear here!
Property Study Town Hall Meetings/Updates

October 23 Johnson City area 
Vestal United Methodist Church,
328 Main Street, Vestal, NY 13805
Note: This is a change in location for Johnson City area!

October 24 Phelps Area 
Park Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place, Geneva, NY 14456

October 25  Corning Area  

Corning/Painted Post WEST High School Cafeteria 
35 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14870

Directions: I-86 exit 43 toward NY 415 (School is on right)

October 29 New Hartford Area

Trinity Methodist Church, 8595 Westmoreland Road, Whitesboro, NY 13492  

November 1 Watertown Area  Gouverneur TBA

November 5 Cicero Area TBD


The Town Halls will follow the regional meetings being held at each location. The town hall portion of the meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Visit our website for more details on the property study.


Dove's Self Esteem Weekend -- October 5-7

It's that time of year again! Dove's Self Esteem Weekend 2012 will be held on October 5-7. Dove is one of our most valued partners in the realm of building girls' self-esteem and developing girls' leadership skills. The theme of this year's event is "Walk the Talk," and it will focus on the goal of raising confidence (and reducing anxiety) in girls, particularly with regard to beauty. Dove will be kicking off the event with an inspiring live event in NYC. Councils across the nation can replicate this event at the local level with Dove's "Weekend in a Box" kit. These kits, available for free, but in limited quantities, include everything needed to create an inspiring, self-esteem-themed weekend. To order a "Weekend in a Box" kit for your girls, please contact Brynn Whitfield at Brynn.whitfield@edelman.com. Dove hopes to reach 15,000 girls with self-esteem programming by 2015, and we want to make sure all of our girls are included as part of this powerful, unifying weekend.


Also visit the Dove site for a self-esteem toolkit!

Girl Scout Podcast
Listen to the Girl Media Team's lastest podcast!  This month, it's focused on why adult volunteers are so important to girls. Share with potential volunteers, and those needing a reminder of how important their work is to girls. Listen! 
(All our podcasts can be found on our YouTube channel, and under the GSNYPENN News section of our website.
Miss Representation 
GSNYPENN is cosponsoring the documentary, Miss Representation at Onondaga Community College on November 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Members of the Girl Advisory Board have viewed the film as has the council's Board of Directors. We encourage volunteers to attend the November viewing, as well as girls grades 7 and above. Parents should sign permission forms and be told that the film contains explicit language and photos that some may find offensive.  Ideally parents and leaders should accompany girls so they can discuss the film afterwards. Flyer.
Alumnae Tea in Angelica
Volunteers in Allegany County are holding an Open House Tea Party for alumnae (adults who were girl members and/or leaders). Sunday, October 28, 2-4 p.m. at Black-Eyed Susan Acoustic Cafe, 22 West Main Street, Angelica.  Bring your Girl Scout memorabilia. Refreshments available. Details, contact Flo Fender.
Turning in Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Award Paperwork
All Bronze and Silver Award paperwork (final summary forms and notification forms) are now to be forwarded to Kim Greacen in the Cicero Service Center.
Questions, contact Kim!
You Can Still Register for These Events Happening Soon! 
Be sure to check our Programs and Events page often!  
If you're interested in these programs/events, register soon and encourage your friends to do so as well! Most events listed here have registration deadlines in the next two weeks.
  • Cake Decorating for the Holidays: October 20, Tioga County, PA. Registration deadline: Oct. 5
  • Real Beauty. October 20. Bath. Grades 4-12. Registration deadline: Oct. 1
  • PJ Round-Up Kick-off. October 20. Grades K-12. Syracuse. Note time change: 11:30-1:30
  • Daisy Garden Party. October 22. Grades K-1. Bradford County, PA. Registration deadline: Oct. 12 
  • Save Spend Share. October 23. Grades K-3. Endwell. Registration deadline. Oct. 9
  • Save Spend Share. October 25. Grades K-3. Endwell. Registration deadline. Oct. 9
  • Girl Scout Heritage Day at Benjamin Patterson. October 27. Grades 2-8. Corning. Registration deadline: Oct. 12
  • GSI (Girl Scout Investigators). October 27. Grades 6-8. Canton. Registration deadline: Oct. 12
  • Halloween Spooktacular! October 27.  Grades K-5. Binghamton. Registration deadline: Oct. 12 

The following events are FULL. No more registrations accepted:

  • Fall Encampment at Trefoil, Oct. 12
  • Harvest Festival at Amahami, Oct. 13
  • Fall Work Weekend at Hoover, Oct. 20
  • Adventure Course: Daisies and Brownies (only), Nov. 3
  • Brownie & Junior Badge Day at Syracuse University, Nov. 10

Near Capacity at presstime, deadline looming:

  • Adventure Course: J/C/Sr, Nov. 3. Registration deadline: October 23.
Don't Miss the Girl Scout Exhibit at the Discovery Center!!!
If you haven't taken yourself, your family, and your Girl Scout troop on a field trip to the Discovery Center in Binghamton, do so soon before the snow flies! The special hands-on exhibit will take you through Girl Scouting's 100 years of fun, from camping to cookies to travel!  You'll be amazed! Don't miss it! The exhibit is only there until March 2013.