Girl Scouts empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice-girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serves more than 15,800 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties.

                  

E-News November 14, 2013

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I Heard It Through the Green Grapevine 

This recurring feature 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 Essentials documents in the Volunteer Vault.  

 

Dear Green Grapevine-

One of the parents in my Troop is a law enforcement officer. They are required to carry their firearm with them at all times. Can they attend a Girl Scout activity while carrying their weapon?

Sincerely-

Miss Demeanor

 

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What will be the next Mystery Monday Deal? 

Each Monday through December 16, our Council Retail Stores will be featuring a special offer for the day.

How do you find out what the Mystery Monday Deal is??

Just visit our GSSEF Facebook page every Monday morning. There will be a post revealing the Mystery Monday Deal item.  

 

      

In-Store Special - Great for Holiday Giving! Bling Bracelet 

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Just in time for the holiday shopping season. Spend $50 in our retail stores and purchase a bling bracelet for  only $5. Offer is good while supplies last.

      


2014 Cookie Sale Merchandise has arrived in the Retail Stores!

 

Stop by one our retail stores soon and check out the great selection of cookie merchandise and get ready for an AWESOME Cookie Sale! The 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program dates are: January 23 - February 16, 2014. 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions, contact Jodi Potter at jpotter@gssef.org.


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 Camp-Tastic! Register Today  

GSSEF will host our own unique and fun event to celebrate all-things-gloriously Girl Scouts on Saturday, December 7, 2013 called Camp-Tastic! This is our second annual program filled with classic Girl Scouting experiences and interactive outdoor activities for families, girls (of all ages!), troops (all grade levels!) and guests throughout the property. We've got a lot planned from 1-6 p.m....such as canoeing, wish boats, making sit-upons, hiking, fire building, outdoor cooking, arts & crafts, flag ceremonies, knife skills, walking tours, and archery (ages 8 and older). Plus, girls may EARN GRADE-LEVEL REQUIREMENTS for It's Your Planet - Love it Journey.  

 

Registration is $10.00 per person. Registration is now open until the event fills to capacity. Register Now. It sold out last year! 

 

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Upcoming Programs

Did you know that Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida offers a full year-round Calendar of Programs? Here are some of the Programs that are coming up in the next few months.


Lock-in at the South Florida Science Museum (Daisies through Juniors)

Friday, November 22

8 pm - 5 am

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach, FL

Per girl $35; per adult $35
Come check out what happens at the South Florida Science Museum after dark! Learn what the Sea Monsters, fish and sharks do once everyone leaves! Pizza dinner and continental breakfast included. Register now
         

Getting Sporty (Brownies through Ambassadors)

Saturday, November 30

10 am - 4 pm

Camp Welaka

10205 SE Girl Scout Rd., Jupiter, FL

Per girl $8; per adult $0  

Come out and get Sporty with us! We mean get into it and PLAY!  Learn more here. Register now.

        

 

Mall Madness Registration Opens December 1

Are your girls mad for the mall? Then your group is ready for the ultimate all-nighter! Get ready for Mall Madness on February 22, 2014. Registration will open at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013. Only 600 VIP spots are available.

 

Our Fourth Annual Cookie U is waiting for YOU!

Same Day - January 11, 2014! Two New Locations! Our annual Cookie University has two locations this year and is open to all Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts (Troops or individual girls). All Cookie U students will earn and receive the national GSUSA Daisy Leaves, Badges and our own Council Patch too!               

  • To register for Cookie U South at Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory in Hollywood, click here.
  • To register for Cookie U North at Indian River State College in Stuart, click here.

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For more Program Opportunities in November and December, click here. For additional Program Opportunities, visit our Online Program Calendar here.
 

                   

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Troop 60509 and troop 60377 from Okeechobee celebrated Juliette Gordon Lowe's birthday in style with a FLAT Juliette.

 

   

 

 

 

Team Building Triumph brought Cadettes from all over Area One together. Girls discussed the dynamics of friendship, played several team building games, and had a blast!

 

 

 

 

 

SWE Gardening The Southeast Florida Society of Women Engineers' Girl Scout Outreach Program and the River Center recently held a Junior Gardener/Daisy Clover Petal event sponsored by the ERM Foundation, on October 12 at the River Center in Jupiter, with 56 girls (43 Juniors & 13 Daisies) in attendance. The workshop activities included: Dream Garden Creations, Garden Exploration, Seed Needs: Learn How Plants Grow, and Let's Plant: Service Project planting the River Center Front Entrance Garden.  

       


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Calling all Girl Scouts! We are looking to show off the amazing work our Girl Scouts girls and volunteers do! We want to spotlight community service projects, volunteer work of a Girl Scout or volunteer going above and beyond. Please email your Girl Scouts Give Back story and a photo (if available) to sbeigh@gssef.org.
  

Operation Christmas Child

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For the last several years, troops from Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, joined in a community outreach effort - OCC Southeast Florida. This year was no exception. Over 300 girls this past weekend participated and learned about community outreach. They packed over 500 shoe-boxes with crafts, letters and other goodies to be distributed to children in need across the globe over the holidays and beyond.

See more photos here.


Go Bananas for Brownies

bananas for brownies On Sunday October 27, over 150 Brownies gathered at Wolf Lake Park in Davie. As part of the program's community service component, they collected goods to donate to the Center for Great Apes and learned all about apes and monkeys. And of course, the girls also enjoyed banana splits.  

 

The donations will be brought to the Center by the older girls who helped to lead the activities during the event.  

   


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On November 6, 2013, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida sent our annual appeal letter via email. Unfortunately, the mailing list inadvertently included some of our girl members. While we count on our families to support Girl Scouting, it is never our intention to solicit donations from girls, and we apologize if your Girl Scout received this email communication. Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts. Should you have any questions, please contact PJ Layng at pjlayng@gssef.org or 561-427-0181.   

 

Girl Scouts Now Accepting Nominations for Emerald Awards

 

Nominations due December 2, 2013

 
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is seeking nominations for their inaugural Palm Beach County Emerald Awards.The organization will recognize five women who live or work in Palm Beach County who exemplify the national initiatives of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and who represent leadership in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Financial Literacy, Healthy Living, Environmental Leadership and Global Citizenship.

Click here for the nomination criteria and form.

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Calendar!
  
You don't want to miss
any of the great things  happening at GSSEF.            
Fall Product Sale Program: Ends November 15 
Cookie University: January 11, 2014
National Girl Scout Cookie Day: February 7, 2014 
Emerald Awards: February 22, 2014
Mall Madness: February 22 - 23, 2014
Thin Mint Sprint: April 13, 2014
Girl Scout Convention: October 16 - 19,2014

cookie sale save the date Save the Dates - it's getting closer: 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program: January 23 to February 16.
 
Visit www.gssef.org for all the latest events and activities.


holidayThanksgiving Day Holiday Hours
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida's offices and retail stores will be closed November 27 - December 1 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Normal hours of operation will resume Monday, December 2.

 
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