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 January 23, 2014
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Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program:
January 23 through February 16 

Yes, it's that time of year again! Cookie Time! Today marks the very first day of the sale. The excitement of both the girls and customers is growing in anticipation of that first box of Girl Scout Cookies being requested, sold and enjoyed.



Here are highlights of this year's Cookie Sale Program
   
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Last Call - Girl Scout Cookie Eating Contest 
Wanna prove your love for Girl Scout Cookies?! Then compete in the Girl Scout Cookie Eating Contest on January 26 at 11 a.m. at the South Florida Fair. Winners get bragging rights of loving Girl Scout Cookies the most, so sign up today! There is limited space, so please contact sbeigh@gssef.org to participate


The Cookie Locator allows customers to easily locate a Girl Scout Cookie Booth near them. The Cookie Locator reflects updates as booth locations are added. Click here or on image, then enter a zip code. The Cookie Locator can be found on our website's home page and under Girl Scout Cookie Sale content.

 

Justin Timberlake Concert tickets drawing

 
Each Girl Scout who sells 180 or more boxes of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2014 sale will receive a chance for two tickets to the Justin Timberlake March 4 concert (Limo included) at the BB&T Center. Sell 250 or more boxes and get two chances. All sales count, including Cookies for the Military sales. The drawing will be held on February 25 and the winner will be notified by February 26. If you have a question - email dfiorelli@gssef.org.


On a Sweet Note - Samoa Cookie Cupcakes

For the fourth year in a row, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida teams up with South Florida Duffy's Sports Grill restaurants to create a special Samoa Cookie Cupcake dessert. This limited edition dessert, available January 15-February 15th only, features a chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache, buttercream icing and a Samoa Girl Scout cookie on top. The cupcakes will be available at all 23 Duffy's Sports Grill restaurants from Miami to Melbourne, and can be purchased for just $1, with $.50 being donated back to Girl Scouts. In the last three years, Duffy's Sports Grill has donated more than $18,000 to Girl Scouts. Find a Duffy's location near you! 

 


Cookies for the Military - a taste of home to show we care
For the last 6 years, our Girl Scouts have  supported the brave men and women in our military by securing donations for the Cookies for the Military program, and to date have sent more than 160,000 boxes. The 2014 goal is 40,000 boxes. To learn more, click here.
 

National Girl Scout Cookie Day - February 7

   

In celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Day on February 7, 2014, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida has created two, special, one-day only promotions to support their Cookies for the Military program while giving our community a chance to get FREE Girl Scout Cookies. We have teamed up with Duffy's Sports Grill for the Give a Box, Get a Box campaign.

               

 

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Check out our Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program web page for additional information, resources and links to online activities. If you have a question, email dfiorelli@gssef.org.    

 

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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.  

 

This is my daughter's first year selling Girl Scout Cookies.Do you have any tips for parents so that can help her achieve her goal of selling 100 boxes?
 

Sincerely-

Ivana Samoa

 

A parent/guardian can help her/his girl by first giving permission for her to sell Girl Scout Cookies, which it sounds as if you've already done!  You should also attend the cookie training for her troop/group.Knowing your daughter's goal is important.  Selling cookies teaches girls financial literacy, and goal setting is a key component.   

 

    

      
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The Cookies are here! Which means it's Cookie Time in our retail stores too.

Come by and visit one of our retail stores to check out the great assortment of new Cookie themed merchandise. These items would surely add to your girl's enthusiasm  and excitement while selling this Cookie Season. They also make unique gifts for alumnae, volunteers, leaders and parent helpers.

You will find Cookie T-shirts, mugs, car magnets, totes and more.
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  • Cookie T-Shirts: girls - $16.00; adult- $19.00
  • I-Phone Case: $14.00    
  • Stickers: $3.25 or $5.00   
  • Tote: $4.95
  • Car Magnets: $9.99    
   

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

Special Offer - In-store only 

Get carried away with this light, take-anywhere bag. When you spend $40 or more at our retail stores, you will receive this item for FREE!!  

    

Description: Black with Girl Scout logo and reinforced gusset. Non-woven polypropylene. 11.75" W x 12.75" H with 22.5" handles. 

 

  

New lower pricing on Girl Guides and Adult Guide sets

 

 All grade level Girl Guides are now $16.85.

 

 All Adult Journey Guide sets are now $11.25. 

 
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Staff Announcement!

We welcome Stephanie Vernot and Kristal Mize to the membership department. Stephanie is the Mission Delivery Manager - Membership working in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River Counties. Kristal is the Mission Delivery Manager - Membership working in Palm Beach County. Both will be attending upcoming Area and Service Unit meetings to introduce themselves and begin collaborating with the volunteer teams in each community to further our girl and adult volunteer recruitment activities.

 

For more membership related information, please contact:

Stephanie Vernot at svernot@gssef.org

(Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River Counties)

 

Kristal Mize at kmize@gssef.org

(Palm Beach County)

 

Jeanette Jones at jjones@gssef.org

(North Broward County)

 

Catalina Cano at ccano@gssef.org

(South Broward County)

 

Mileneda Joseph at mjoseph@gssef.org

(Council Registrar - all database inquiries, contact information  

updates and lifetime memberships)

 

Rhonda Lang Netzel at rnetzel@gssef.org

(Director of Membership - any membership related questions, concerns or inquiries)

 

  

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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.

         

Senses Brownie Badge Workshop

Friday, January 31, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m.

St Andrew Lutheran Church

295 NW Prima Vista Blvd, Port St Lucie

Registration deadline: January 29, 2014 or until capacity is met

Cost: $5 per girl includes all the materials and the Senses Badge

 

Earn the Brownie Girl Scout Senses Badge. Enjoy games and activities that activate your senses. Complete all requirements of the Senses Badge. Register now.

     

Homemade Spa Night (Juniors and Cadettes)

Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m.

St Augustine Episcopal Church

475 43rd Ave, Vero Beach

Registration deadline: February 8, 2014 or until capacity is met

Cost: $8 per girl, includes all materials and patch

 

Get ready to be pampered! You'll make homemade lip gloss, hand scrub, facial mask, while enjoying a fruit smoothie and much more!  Register now.
         

    

There's still room at Mall Madness for YOU!

  

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

   

    

 

 

 

Girl Scout Thanks-A-Lot Weekend event

Celebrate your troop accomplishments with a girls' getaway to  Nickelodeon Suites Resort! Grab your troop members and do-si-do to the Nickelodeon Suites Resort to enjoy sweet rewards during the 7th Annual Girl Scout Thanks-A-Lot Weekend event (select weekends April - June, 2014). 

 

 

 For more information, click here.    

    

 

More Programs   

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

                                                                      

          

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What's Your Cookie Story?

cookie sale save the date Each year, girls do amazing things with the proceeds they earn from the Cookie Sale Program. They purchase police badges for the canine officers, take trips of a lifetime, collect supplies to cheer up sick kids at local children's hospitals and donate money to local animal shelters. 

 

We want to show South Florida what a simple purchase of a box of cookies means to their community. We want them to know that through Girl Scouts, girl learn how to make the world a better place - one girl, one dollar and one cookie at a time. 

 

We'd like to hear your cookie story. Please fill out the form found here, or send us an email at mglasco@gssef.org or share your cookie proceeds plans on our Facebook page. We will be using the stories we collect in our marketing and public relations efforts throughout the year. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Glasco, Director of Marketing Communications at mglasco@gssef.org or 561-427-0176.

 

 


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.

    
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Emerald Awards - Enjoy Dinner by the Bite and Dancing All Night
View Emerald Awards Invitation,here.
Registration is now open for the Inaugural Emerald Awards Celebration on Saturday, February 22 at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach. The Inaugural Emerald Awards will honor five amazing women who exemplify the national initiatives of Girl Scouts and serve as role models for today's girls. These initiatives include: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Financial Literacy, Healthy Living, Global Citizenship, and Environmental Engineering.

A Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy will also be presented to Lois Pope.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., so join us for the Inaugural Emerald Awards and enjoy dinner by the bite and dancing all night! The evening will also include a live and silent auction.

   

You can RSVP and purchase your tickets securely online by clicking here.

 

If you have a question, contact Mandy Allen at aallen@gssef.org or 561-427-0190. 

       


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