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 April 2, 2014

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:


Girl Scouts now offers Day Camp during Summer! 3 Day Camps for all ages

Our new Summer Day Camp Sessions are the perfect fit for all Girl Scouts of all ages. We've got lots planned at Camp Welaka -  including cool daily themes - all led by trained staff and adult volunteers.

  • Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27 
  • Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 3 
  • Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15
  • Daily camp hours are: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.*  

Day Camp sessions are $125 per girl. And don't forget we offer a sibling discount for a program of equal or lesser value.


Optional bus transportation is offered for a fee of $50.00 per camper, per session from two locations: North Broward County and Central Palm Beach County, near I-95.


Visit our Summer Camp web page here for complete descriptions of all of our awesome camp sessions. Online registration is now open and registration links can be found on the page as well. Parents use these easy links with a credit or debit card. 


If you have a question, email or call us at 954-513-3786.     


*Start/end times may vary with transportation.  



Programs at a Glance: GSSEF Program Calendar Supplement


The Program Calendar Supplement was requested by volunteers in order to make finding the perfect Girl Scout program easier to do!   


splashGirl Scouts Splash into Safety  

Rapids Water Park - West Palm Beach

All ages and families too

May 17: 9am - 1pm then stay and play  

Be a part of our first Annual Rapids Water Park event and meet Girl Scouts from councils all across Florida! The park is opening at 9am exclusively for Girl Scouts and lifeguards will demonstrate how they are trained in safety, First Aid practices, and lifesaving rescues! There will be Safety Booths open from 10am-1pm that girls can visit and earn components of their First Aid Badge. Each girl will receive a patch. The best part is that you can enjoy this with your family at the Girl Scout rate!

Please see flyer for registration and additional information.  


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). 



Online Program Registration Calendar:      

Visit our Online Program Calendar here. 




GSSEF 2012-2013 Annual Report


Our 2012 - 2013 Annual Report is  

a comprehensive report on our organization's activities, programs, events, and highlights from the preceding Girl Scout year. Take a look at all the amazing things our girls are doing.


Please note the special flippable page features.


You can also print a copy of the 2012 - 2013 Annual Report or view it as a PDF document by clicking here.




Online Early Bird Re-Registration Launches Tuesday, April 15 birds 


Early Bird Re-Registration is the opportunity for currently registered Girls and Adults to re-register for the 2014-15 Girl Scout year which begins October 1, 2014, and earn awesome rewards!  


How do I re-register online? 

All GSSEF Troop Leaders, with registered  troops as of April 14, will receive an email invitation on April 15 with a direct link into e-Council and their Troop Roster where girls and adults can be re-registered for the 2014-2015 Girl Scout year.  


Why Early Bird? 

Troops that participate in Early Bird Re-registration benefit from the opportunity to get an early start on the next Girl Scout year.

You can also take advantage of the incentives and rewards available to troops and girls who participate.


What is this year's Early Bird Theme?  And what are the rewards? 

The theme for this year's Early Bird Re-registration is "Roaring into Girl Scouts." Early Bird troops can receive the following*:

  • Entry to an EXCLUSIVE event at Lion Country Safari* (valued at over $35 per girl). The first 2,500 girls who participate in Early Bird Re-registration will receive a ticket to an exclusive program event planned for October 11, 2014 at Lion Country Safari.
  • Every girl who participates in Early Bird Re-registration will receive a chance to win 3 seats to the July 2, 2014 Katy Perry concert, along with limousine transportation to and from the show. These premier seats will allow one girl to bring a friend and a chaperone to the show.
  • Troops who participate in Early Bird Re-registration will receive additional proceeds on EVERY BOX SOLD during the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale.* Register between April 15-30 and receive 3 additional cents per box. Register in the month of May and receive 1 additional cent per box.
  • Every girl Early Bird participant will receive the 2014-2015 Early Bird Patch.

*must meet Early Bird Re-registration requirement of 80% retention of currently registered girls.


Contact Rhonda Lang Netzel, Director of Membership at with any questions.





ceremonyRegister Today for the 2014 Annual Recognition Ceremony recognize


You can now register online for the 2014 GSSEF Annual Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 25. Tickets are just $5.00 per person. This incredible ceremony honors our top adult volunteers with the Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks and Thanks II - as well as girls who earn the Silver and Gold Awards. If you are looking for inspiration - this IS the place to BE!  


Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316    


To register online, click here. Please be sure to read the information in the description at the top of the page prior to registering. Ticket questions should be directed to Kathy Darlington at


The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. If you have a question, email                                    

boardGirl Scouts of Southeast Florida Elect New Board and Board Development Committee Members at Annual Meeting

At the annual meeting held on March 22, 2014, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida elected their board of directors for the upcoming year. In addition to re-seating existing board members, three new members at large were installed for two year terms.


The new members include: Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; Ann Soricelli, a mid-market renewal representative for Florida Blue; and Linda Strutt, president of Linda Strutt Consulting, a planning, zoning and development consulting firm.   


Also, Jennifer Chiarenza was installed as a member of the Board Development Committee. Jennifer is the Human Resources manager at The Beach Club in Palm Beach.



2014 Cookie Sale Program Results - Extreme Team, Top Sellers and Other Rewards


cookie sale save the date We have concluded another eventful Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program. Congratulations to all of you who worked hard and showed impressive compassion and dedication.  

Just who has joined the 2014 Extreme Team? Who was the winner of the Justin Timberlake concert tickets? Who were the Top Sellers? What Troops and Service Units earned rewards? You can find this information by clicking here.    


If you have a question, please email Denise Fiorelli at



Honor Girl Scouts Highest Accomplishments



Are you thinking of ideas for a special gift that will honor and commemorate your special Girl Scout receiving one of Girl Scout's highest awards - a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award. We can help. At both Retail Store locations,

you can now find an exclusive collection of Gold, Silver And Bronze Award gift items.  






If you have a question, contact Jodi Potter at

Seeking Thin Mint Sprint Volunteers

Are you interested in joining us for the Thin Mint Sprint, but not wanting to run in the race? You still can participate - as a volunteer! The race will take place on Sunday, April 13 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. If you want to  lend a helping hand, contact Mandy Allen at 561-427-0190 or email 

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


It's Almost Time for the Thin Mint Sprint - Registration Closing Soon 
Hurry!  It's getting closing to race day! Our Third Annual Thin Mint Sprint and Tagalong Trot is Sunday, April 13 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. Registration is closing soon.

The Thin Mint Sprint is for everyone. We want to see all of you!

Awards will be given in 17 categories and the first 300 registrants will receive a race t-shirt. And in case you already have Girl Scout cookie withdrawal, all runners get a free box of Thin Mints! 

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Anyone who has pre-registered may pick up their race packet at Fit2Run in the Wellington Mall on Thursday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 pm. For all others, race packets will be available on race morning, beginning at 6:30 am.


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



Trail Dedication at Camp Telogia  


Milly and John Fichera 
A dedication for the new Fichera Trail at Camp Telogia in Parkland was held on Saturday, March 15. John and Milly Fichera, along with daughters Diane Doerr, Kathy Scaralia and granddaughter Leah Scaralia, were joined by Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida's CEO, Denise Valz, and Vice President of Development, P.J. Layng for the Trail dedication.  




Pictured left to right: Diane Doerr, Milly Fichera, John Fichera, Kathy Scaralia, and Leah Scaralia.


John and Milly have been long-time major supporters of Girl Scouts since the 1960's when all three of their daughters' camped at Camp Telogia as members of the legacy council, Girl Scouts of Broward County. Milly was also a Girl Scout  leader and cookie mom.         


John and Milly decided to make a donation to the Girl Scouts so other girls could have the same opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, fun times, and camping at Camp Telogia. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida were honored to celebrate their generosity  and thankful for the family's commitment to Girl Scouts.



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