October 10, 2012
A Weekly E-News Publication
In This Issue
PJ Round-Up
Peanut Butter Info
New Cookie Boxes
New Programs

Fall Product Sale Underway! 

The Fall Product Sale is underway! Did you know that you can send e-mails to your family, friends, and colleagues inviting them to purchase nuts, candy, and magazines? Best of all, your Girl Scout will receive credit for the sale!


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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

Being back in the northeast where I also grew up has been a joy for me, in part because of the changes in season that are so much more pronounced here than other places I've lived. If you've enjoyed the beautiful fall colors as much as I have, I wonder if you've also reflected on how change can be transformational and beautiful...



Photo of the Week! 

Amahami Alumnae Reunion

Diane Hughes shot this great photo of her granddaughter Alexis at Alexis' first weekend overnight during the Amahami alumnae weekend earlier in September.  Alexis is now a fan of jumbo marshmellows and s'mores! 


Yours might appear here!

Submit your photos to kdunne@gsnypenn.org.
Property Study Town Hall Meetings/Updates

October 23 Johnson City Area 
Vestal United Methodist Church,
328 Main Street, Vestal, NY 13850
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.


Prior to the in-person meetings, a conference call is being held on Monday, October 15 at 6 p.m. to share the recommendations. The dial-in instructions to join the call are: 1-866-590-3642. Access code: *3746614* To send in your questions before the call, e-mail boardofdirectors@gsnypenn.org


Visit our website for more details on the property study.


Come to the 2012 PJ Round-Up Kick-Off on October 20! 

PJ Round Up 2011 Patch Come to a FREE movie at the Palace Theater in Syracuse! Bring a donation of new pajamas for women, girls or boys to the PJ Round-Up kick-off on Saturday, October 20 at 11:30a.m. and you can see Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chipwrecked. Troop leaders that bring Girl Scouts will also receive a Delta Sonic coupon for one free car wash! PJ Round-Up is sponsored by the Girl Scouts, Summit Federal Credit Union, Progressive Graphics & Printing, and Enterprise. The pajamas are donated to families in transition through various agencies.

Ashdon Farms Products Not Affected by Recall! 
The QSP products girls are selling this fall through Ashdon Farms are NOT affected by the widespread peanut butter recall. Ashdon Farms receives their peanut butter from a company named American Blanching. The company involved in the recall is Sunland. So take this opportunity to stock up on QSP products and magazine subscriptions! 
Have You Seen the New Cookie Boxes? 
Girl Scouts of the USA released the first redesign of the Girl Scout cookie boxes since 1999. The new boxes feature the entrepreneurship and business literacy skills that Girl Scouts aims to teach its members. For more and to see a description of what is on the new cookie box, click here.
Check Out Our New Programs! 
For complete details, visit our Programs and Event page.

Wonders of Water Journey. October 26. Grades 2-3, adults, and non-registered girls. Syracuse. More 

Journey in a Weekend. November 9-11. Grades 4-12. Harrisville. More 

Historic Ornament Workshop. December 1. Grades 2-12 and adults. Cooperstown.

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.
  • 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. Canton, PA. Registration deadline: Oct. 12 
  • 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  
  • Sleeping with the Dinosaurs. November 2-3. Grades 2-8. Ithaca. Registration deadline: Oct. 26
  • Wet and Wonderful Water. November 3. Grades 2-3. Binghamton. Registration deadline: Oct. 26
  • Detective Badge Program. November 3. Grades 4-5. Binghamton. Registration deadline: Oct. 19
  • Skate the Night Away. November 9-10. Grades 4-12. Auburn. Registration deadline: Oct. 26