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Semi-Annual Clearance Sale in July!

Girl Scout One-Day Summer Camp Program

I Heard it Through the Green Grapevine!  

Retail Stores closed for Inventory

Forever Girl Scouts

Fourth of July Holiday Closings

                         

Mark Your Calendar

You don't want to miss some of the great things happening at GSSEF.     

Semi-Annual Retail Store Clearance Blow-out: July 1 - 29

Summer Camp: Now through July 27

Fall Recruitment: August 28 - September 8

Duffy's Recruitment Night: August 28

Family Fun Recruitment Day at BB&T Center: September 29

 
Visit www.gssef.org for all the latest events and activities.

 

 

 

semi-annual clearance sale
Store-wide clearance sale on selected in store merchandise now through July 29.

 

saleSemi-Annual Clearance Sale in July!

Shop now! Save now! It's that time of year. Visit one of our Retail Stores and take advantage of the large selection of marked down clearance items. Quantities are limited. 

  

And while you are there shopping, be sure to check out all the new merchandise too.

 

If you have a question, contact Jodi Potter at jpotter@gssef.org or 561-427-0197.

 

 

   

      

 

 

 

   

 

brownieGirl Scout One-Day Summer Camp Program

me and my brownie        

Me & My Brownie, July 27 in TWO locations

Calling the Mothers of bold Brownies! We have a super-duper day for the two of you to bond, learn, giggle and play in the great outdoors. This introduction to camp-in-a-day includes some basics, like flag ceremonies and nature walks. Then we add in some crafts with games and songs! Together, we will teach you basic fire building and knife skills too. Yes, we'll make s'mores and let you make amazing memories. Cost is $15.00 per person. Both sessions are 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Camp Telogia and Camp Welaka on Saturday, July 27.

 

 To register for the Camp Telogia session, click here.

 To register for the Camp Welaka session, click here.

 

For questions, email program@gssef.org.

  

    

it's a wild life camp photo

 

Be sure to check out the fun-tastic Summer Camp photos on our Flickr page

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

grapevineI Heard it Through the Green Grapevine!
This recurring feature in E-News will help dispel the myths and rumors we often hear through the Girl Scout "Green Grapevine." Most of the answers can be found in our  Volunteer Essentials documents in the Volunteer Vault.  As always, if you need an answer to any question, you can always email volunteer@gssef.org and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

  

Dear Green Grapevine-

Some of my girls are interested in working toward a National Award.  I've heard about these, and want to help them, but I'm not sure where to begin.  Where should I direct them? Can you help me?

Thank you-

A.U. Agcusn

 

We are so excited to hear this! The summer is a great time for girls to be working toward these awards. The answer to your question depends on your girl's grade level.

  

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges girls to change the world - or at least their corner of it, and be eligible for college scholarships too. Gold Award Project applications are accepted and reviewed year - round by GSSEF staff. Project work cannot begin without written approval. We offer a comprehensive 2-hour Gold Award Workshop for interested girls, beginning this August. For girls who are working on an approved Gold Award Project, all work must be completed and submitted with Gold Advisor approval to a GSSEF Service Center no later than September 30th following the girl's 12th grade graduation (in that same year). 

  

The Girl Scout Silver Award - the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn - gives girls in a troop or group the chance to demonstrate leadership and a team that is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving the community.  Silver Award Project applications are accepted and reviewed year - round by GSSEF staff. Like the Gold Award Project applications, girls are required to receive written approval prior to beginning a Silver Award project. For girls who are working on an approved Silver Award Project, all work must be completed and submitted to a GSSEF Service Center with Troop Leader approval no later than September 30th of the girl's 8th grade completion (in that same year). 

  

The Girl Scout Bronze Award, is a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. With lots of adult support, a team of girls will plan and complete a project as they develop confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with others to make a difference.  Approval for Bronze Award Projects come from volunteers on your local Service Unit team. For girls who are working on an approved Bronze Award Project, all work must be completed and submitted to the Service Unit with Troop Leader approval no later than September 30th of the girl's 5th grade completion (in that same year). 

  

For girls who are not working on the pending September 30, 2013 deadline, you will want to save the date of April 1, 2014  for those wishing to be a part of the 2014 Gold and Silver Award Class. This is the final date Gold and Silver Award projects can be submitted to a GSSEF Service Center so girls will be included in the 2014 GSSEF Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 25, 2014. Projects received after April 1, 2014 will be included in the 2015 ceremony. For more information about project selection, advisors and award criteriaclick here

  

You should also gather your girls and plan to attend one of our informational Gold or Silver Award workshops before you begin your project. Dates and locations of these workshops can be found at the link above.

  

For more information regarding National Awards for Girls, please contact Lammy Askar, Director of Program, at aaskar@gssef.org.

 

 

 

 

inventoryRetail Stores Closed for Inventory

The Retail Stores in Jupiter and Oakland Park will be closed for inventory on Tuesday, July 30th  and Wednesday, July 31st. Both Retail Stores will be open normal hours on Thursday, August 1st.

 

 

 

                 

summerSummer Program Fun!

Did you know that Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida offers a full Summer Calendar of Programs? Here are just some of the Programs that we will be offering this Summer.

         

 

healthy girls baptist health Ready, Set, Babysit! Is ready and set on July 27

Need a job? Babysitting is lucrative and in demand....but girls need to know what to do to get (and keep) the families. This program just for Girl Scout Cadettes includes everything a girl should know about interviewing parents before accepting the baby sitting job - as well as what girls need to know about the home before parents head out the door. Offered with our partners at Baptist Health South Florida at its Davie location - this group will discuss what parents expect from their sitter, such as courtesy, communication, timeliness and accountability. Health professionals will demonstrate rescue breathing and lead mock 911-calls so girls will practice clean, calm communication in an emergency. Count on loads baby-sitting Q&A with the experts on young children at Baptist Health.

 

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and the new "Healthy Girls" Patch. Get ready - and get set - to get that next babysitting job! The program begins at 10:00 a.m. for just $7.50 per girl.

 

To register, click here.

 

 

It's a Girls Life at the ZOO - D, B, J

August 10

Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Per child $7; per adult $9.50

On the hunt for great summer program??? That can include the whole family too? Look no further! The popular GSSEF "It's a Girl's Life" program is offered three times on August 10 at the Palm Beach Zoo. Make a day of it!  Attend the program and then spend the day inside one of Florida's most charming zoos for children of all ages. GSSEF program times are: (A) 10:00-11:00 am, (B) 11:30 am-12:30 pm and (C) 1:00 -2:00 pm. Then catch up with your brothers and your others to see the bear, otters, flamingos, kangaroos, tigers, koalas and silly tree monkeys too. Price for Girl Scouts is $7.00 each and Adults are only $9.50 each. We don't want to miss YOU at the ZOO!!!!

   

To register, click here.

                  

 

 

scoutsForever Girl Scouts

They say that nothing lasts forever. But, is that saying really true? If you think about it, there are things that last forever. Words and wonderful memories last a lifetime, and even a great song never really goes away. Shouldn't an organization that is as truly remarkable as Girl Scouts last forever? As you recall your time with Girl Scouts, including all of those words of encouragement, delightful memories and even that fun Girl Scout song, also remember that you can take steps to help ensure future generations of girls experience the wonders of Girl Scouting.

  

How can you  make something as valuable as Girl Scouts last forever? By remembering Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida in your estate plan or through a charitable annuity, you will be able to help shape the lives of girls for years to come.

 

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida should continue to exist for years to come so that generations upon generations of girls have the opportunity to grow and learn to become great women - girls like you, your daughter, your mother, your sister, and your aunt.  

 

For more information about ways to support Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida through planned giving, please contact PJ Layng at pjlayng@gssef.org or 561-427-0181.

 

 

  

fourthFourth of July Holiday Closings

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida's Service Centers and Retail Stores will be closed Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. The Retail Stores will also be closed Saturday, July 6.

 

We wish our Girl Scout families and friends a Happy Fourth of July holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

         
   
       

 

                                                        

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