Camp Nocatee Work Day
We are having our first Work Day at Camp Nocatee on Saturday, March 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We invite our GSSEF families to join the effort to keep Camp Nocatee looking great!This hands-on day will have a wide-range of projects for girls and families that can be completed in one day. GSSEF staff will serve breakfast and lunch, as well as offer community service hours letters to students (boys and girls).
Due to our strict safety guidelines, the work days are limited to children age 8 and older. No one under 8 will be permitted on property for work-days; this includes tag-alongs. Adult members of all families are welcome; if an adult has professional expertise in areas of construction, engineering, landscape architecture, plumbing, carpentry, etc. we request that you self-identify when you register for the work day.
We will also offer on-site camping if you wish to arrive Friday night - or stay Saturday night...let us know if you are interested. Register via email anytime at
Women of Distinction
Join us on Thursday, March 7, 2013 for the 2nd annual Indian River County Women of Distinction Luncheon
at Quail Valley River Club in Vero Beach. The luncheon will celebrate the accomplishments of five deserving women who represent leadership in five key areas that Girl Scouts focus on in their leadership development and program offerings.
This year the luncheon will feature a keynote speech entitled Executive Decision: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Through Girl Scouts by Lalita Janke, President of the East Florida Chapter of United States National Committee for United Nations Women.
The luncheon is sponsored in part by Seacoast National Bank and Florida Power & Light. Tickets for the Women of Distinction luncheon are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are still available. To register, please contact Kris Dillon at 561-427-0192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Apple A Day!
Nine lucky girls got a once in a lifetime chance to join GSSEF CEO Denise Valz at the "Conversation with Steve Wozniak" luncheon at the Kravis Center at the end of January. Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Inc. and Chief Scientist at Fusion-io, delighted and inspired the girls as he shared his experiences and knowledge, and even answered a few of their questions along the way.
After the luncheon he met with the girls, signing autographs and posing for a photo.
Camp Wish List
if you have any questions.
Many troops have asked about the kinds of items they could donate to our camp properties. After consulting with our Camp Rangers, we have developed a Camp Wish List of items, all of which can be found at Walmart. If your troop would like to donate something from our wish list, items may be dropped off at either Service Center during regular business hours and should be marked "Attention Pam Ashworth". Please do not take the items directly to camp, as each camp has specific needs and the list below is a compilation of all the camps' necessities. Please contact Pam Ashworth, Operations Manager, at email@example.com
Camp Wish List:
Brooms - Both Angles plastic bristle & straw brooms
Push Brooms - 18" or 24" indoor/outdoor push brooms
Dust Pans - Plastic or metal floor dust pans
Dust Mops - Genuine Joe dust mop with handle
Mop Heads - Size 32 cut end white cotton
Hoses - 5/8" 50 foot heavy duty hoses
Rakes - Leaf rakes and bow rakes
Igloo water jugs - 3 gallon and 5 gallon Igloo water jugs
Trash Cans - Trash Master 32 gallon plastic can with lid
Light Bulbs - GE 90 watt spiral bulb outdoor flood lights and inside 60 watt spiral bulbs
Dutch Ovens - 6 quart cast iron with legs
Griddles - Coleman non-stick griddles 9.5" x 16.5"
Cook Kits (pots) - Coleman 5 pc. cook sets
We are pleased announce that applications are now being accepted for the Service From the Heart Scholarship. It was created in memory of Barbara Ann Turner, a dedicated volunteer who served as a leader, council trainer, service unit manager and women's history committee member. Her wish was that an ongoing scholarship be established to recognize exceptional community service.
This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a high school aged registered Girl Scout who has given exceptional service to her community. For all the requirements including the scholarship application, please click here. The deadline for applying is April 1, 2013 and presentations will be made in May 2013.
New Way to Pay for Property Use
There is now a more convenient way to pay for your use of GSSEF properties!
This includes troop camping, service unit camporees and area-level events. Effective immediately, all Volunteer Program Registrars have the capability to process debit/credit cards as payment for registration fees for Camp Nocatee, Camp Telogia, Camp Welaka and the Oakland Park Service Center.
No more mailing or orchestrating a rendezvous to submit checks to the Program Registrar - just provide your debit/credit card information (cardholder name, card number, expiration date and security code) in the spaces provided on the Universal Registration Form for GSSEF Council-Managed Properties form, and you are ready to go to camp! Please contact Pam Ashworth, Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Vote for Anti-Bullying Video
"It doesn't have to be like this..." a Girl Scouts of the USA Speak Out PSA contest inspired Juniors and Cadettes from Troop 10392 to create and enter their own anti-bullying video.
Check out their inspiring message and help them be chosen as the contest winner. Voting closes on February 16th so vote now at http://speakout.girlscouts.org/viewvote/fallwinter2012/video/540.
What's Your Legacy?
Perhaps you don't think you are the type of individual who would leave a legacy. But the truth is, anyone can do it and every effort to support future generations helps. Leaving a legacy can be as easy as naming Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida as the beneficiary of a portion of your retirement plan assets or including a couple of sentences in your will or trust.
Contact PJ Layng, Vice President of Development, at 561-427-0181 or email@example.com with any questions you have or to discuss a gift to GSSEF in your will or other estate plans.
The Power of Girl Scouts
Here is a great example of the awesome activities and projects that girls from our Council are participating in. Their commitment to Discover, Connect and Take Action within their communities and throughout our Council showcases what the power of being a Girl Scout can really do. If you have photos or information you'd like to share about your girls, please e-mail Melinda Glasco, Director of Marketing & Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls from the Misimaka Service Unit proudly represented Girl Scouts during the Scouts Sunday Celebration at St Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Plantation.
Girls from Troop 20429 show how they are taking action to help their local community by gleaning 1,190 pounds of sweet corn at Agri-Gator Farms to feed the hungry of Palm Beach County.