April 2013

Girl Scouts 101- Getting Back to Basics
Please consider giving a gift during our
101 Days of Giving from March 12 - June 20, 2013.
Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts
These kids know how to celebrate!
The children of the Girl Scout Academic After-School Program had a 101st birthday celebration, complete with snow cones 
and smiles!
Outstanding Service Award
 The George B. Hartzog, Jr. Youth Group Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service was awarded to Troop 75 
by the National Park Services for their volunteer work at Everglades National Park. Troop 75 removed 30 invasive Brazillian Pepper trees, improved the aesthetic landscape view and trail around Eco Pond, and enhanced the viewing of the museum collections. To top it off, Troop 75 supported the NPS mission of spreading the word about the wonders of national parks by creating a Facebook page. "To see young women working hard, working together, and working to help others, shows commitment and success," stated Kevin R. Bowles Mohr, Volunteer Coordinator for Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks.
Summer Fun
Summer Camp Registration 
is open!!!
Forms available at www.girlscoutsfl.org  
This is What a Girl Can Do 

Senior Girl Scout Emily Pendas, is one member of six teams in the nation to win the 2013 Regional Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition. Pendas, a sophomore at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, helped her team develop an innovative treatment for scoliosis. The team is now working on the second phase, and will go head-to-head with the other 5 teams for a chance to win a $10,000 savings bond, per student, and a trip to Washington, D.C. 
Tropical Occurrences
10th Annual Girls' Night Out on Fisher Island
April 9
April 13
Round Up at Camp Mahachee
May 18
PhilanthroFest 2013!!
Tropical Video
The Council congratulates the following for their outstanding commitment to service!
  • Nominating Committee Member, Carlos Arboleya awarded the Silver Buffalo Award by the National Court of Honor and the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Buffalo Award was created in 1925 and conferred upon Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement and Chief Scout of the World. 
  • Board Member, Mary Young was awarded the Cross & Case LLP Education Award.  
  • Council's steadfast supporter, Ms. Penny Shaffer, Florida Blue was awarded the Cervera Real Estate Ambassador Award at the American Red Cross' Woodruff Spectrum Awards 20th Anniversary Luncheon. The women honored by the American Red Cross serve as exceptional examples of the humanitarian principles of the American Red Cross: Humanity, Impartiality, Independence, Unity, Neutrality, Universality, and Voluntary Service.
Story Time

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