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 December 17, 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-

My troop is taking a field trip to the science museum.  It's our first trip.  Some of the parents in my troop can't go and their girls will need to ride with other adults.  Is that ok?

Thanks-

Patty Wagon

 

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President's Volunteer Service Award - Earn your Award for 2013

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida offers the opportunity for our members to earn the President's Volunteer Service Award. This prestigious national award is given by the President of the United States and honors our members who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service. Adults, girls and troops can earn this award. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serves as a certifying organization for the award and the window is now open to submit your service hours. Please click here  for instructions on how to submit your hours for 2013. The deadline to submit hours is February 1, 2014, so don't delay!  If you have any questions, please contact Maritsa Benoit at 954-513-3769 or mbenoit@gssef.org.

 

 

   

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I can almost taste the cookies!!!! cookie sale save the date

 

Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program: January 23 - February 16

  

 

What Can a Girl Do?

You probably know how tasty Girl Scout cookies are but you may not realize how important the experience of selling Girl Scout Cookies is to a girl. Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program helps girls learn life-long skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

 

While the Cookie Sale Program begins January 23, 2014, girls are busy now, marketing and promoting the Cookie Sale to their customers.

 

Check out our Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program web page for additional information, resources and links to online activities. 

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National Council Session 2014 in Salt Lake City

Every three years the members of the corporation of Girl Scouts of the USA gather at a central location to conduct the business of the National Council. Each Girl Scout Council according to the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA, as defined in the Blue Book of Basic Documents, elects Delegates from the Council to the National Council Session. 


Nominations are now being accepted for Council Delegates to the National Council Session to be held October 16-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Applications must be returned to the council by Monday, January 6, 2014.

  

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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.

       

Cookie U is coming January 11! 

The 4th Annual Cookie U will be offered in two locations on Saturday, January 11, 2014 and is offering some big bucks back to the girls because we know that girls who attend Cookie U simply sell more cookies. With three years of Cookie U program experience, we think our 2014 program is going to be  the best yet. Girls will earn GSUSA Leaves and Badges and go home with them on the same day. Now, when girls attend Cookie U in 2014 each will earn 3 cents* more per cookie box sold in the 2014 Sale.

 

Cookie University has two locations, in Hollywood and Stuart, this year and is open to all registered Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts in Hollywood and Stuart. The Cookie U program includes earning all requirements for the Daisy Leaves AND the Brownie-Junior-Cadette Badges. The registration fee is $14.00 per girl and includes all program supplies, all of the earned Leaves or Badges as listed by grade-level, an official Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Cookie U patch, a graduation certificate and a light in-class snack.

         

  • 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.
  

Mall Madness Registration is OPEN!!

Mall Madness is back with a Mega-Marvelous program like no other!  Mall Madness is classic Girl Scouts overnight - with a twist at Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs. Don't let the shopping (and there's lots of it) fool you. Mall Madness is filled with Girl Scout programs and activities all night long...such as fashion challenges, a talent show, scavenger hunts, dance contests and a community service project too. We've also added live entertainment, face painting and caricatures. The event begins at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 and ends at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 23 for $25 per person (girls and adults). This price includes a patch. This is not a drop-off event. 

 

To register, click here. For assistance with registration, please contact Diana Mills at dmills@gssef.org.

   

For more information on Mall Madness, please contact Kelli Lunsford at klunsford@gssef.org.  

 

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Girl Scout Destinations Applications

Every girl deserves a chance to see the world. Girl Scouts offers many different travel opportunities so girls can explore  

new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ideas. Girl Scout Destinations are nationally sponsored trips exclusively designed for Girl Scouts that allow for girls to apply individually for the trip.

 

Applications for the next round of GS Destination approvals are due by Monday, January 6, 2014!  Please send completed applications and reference letters to:

 

Lammy Askar, Director of Program

Email: aaskar@gssef.org  

Fax: 954-735-2402 

Mail: Oakland Park Service Center

Attn: Lammy Askar, 4701 NW 33rd Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33309

 

For more information on GS Destinations, click here.   

 

More Programs 

 

Upcoming January and February programs can be found here.  

For additional Program Opportunities, visit our Online Program Calendar here. 

 

                    

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The 6th Annual Engineering Family Fun Day 

The 6th Annual Engineering Family Fun Day (EF2D), co-sponsored by SWE9Society of Women Engineers) & NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) was held on Saturday, November 9 at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. The objective of the program was to educate the community on engineering and spark an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math). This year's event consisted of nine activities that provided hands-on learning about engineering and science.

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There were 29 Girl Scout participants out of the 102 attendees representing nine  troops. Each girl received a science badge, based on the number of activities completed as stamped on their EF2D Passport.  

 

At every location, students had the opportunity to meet and talk to engineers about where they work, what they do, and how to become an engineer.

    


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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.
  

Baby Basics Update

During the month of October, girls were invited to participate in a Council-wide community service project, Baby Basics,

to help families in need of baby items.  

 

Everything from wipes and diapers to bottles and formula, girls from every age level collected items and dropped them off to one of twelve participating agencies in our Council.

 

Over 5,200 baby items were donated and over 1,800 girls participated!  Many letters of gratitude and thanks have been sent to our Council, acknowledging the dedication of our girls. You have truly made a difference and thank you to all that participated!

 

Patch Update: Our patch stork promises that patches will be here soon, so please keep an eye out for your deliveries in early January.

 

If you have a question, please contact Lammy Askar, Director of Program at aaskar@gssef.org.

 

   


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Calling all Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Alumnae!

 

Help us kick off the 2014 Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Alumnae year on January 16, 2014!  

 

Join us for the Indigo Girls national symphony tour at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts at 8:00 pm.  

 

After the concert, we will enjoy drinks and appetizers at Brio City Place.  

 

Space is limited, so reserve your ticket today by emailing Mandy Allen at aallen@gssef.org or by calling 561-427-0190. Tickets are $85 per person.  

 

You will be contacted the week of January 6th to process payments.   

 

We look forward to having you join us!  

 

Fowler White Boggs Host Event Benefiting  

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

FPL's Regional Manager for External Affairs, Juliet Murphy Roulhac, presenting $2,000 check from FPL to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida's Board Chair, Lorna Brown-Burton.

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ver forty business women and community leaders celebrated and showed their support for Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida by attending the
Making Leadership Possible event, sponsored by Fowler White Boggs, on November 18.

 

Adele Stone, Fowler White Boggs managing partner, hosted the evening reception at the company's Fort Lauderdale offices. On behalf of Florida Power and Light Company, Juliet Murphy Roulhac, Regional Manager for External Affairs, presented $2,000 to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida to support the delivery of STEM-based programs to girls in Broward County. In addition, over $3,000 was raised in support of Girl Scouting.

 

Other Making Leadership Possible donations will support local Girl Scout programs that help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

 

  

       


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