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 17, 2014

Be a Part of the Great Give give


Join us on Tuesday, May 6th for the Great Give.
Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, all donations made to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida on that day will be amplified with additional funding.You can make a donation to our Council by clicking on our Great Give link. 
  • The Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach County, Martin County Community Foundation and United Way of Martin County.   
  • The Great Give is designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day. 

  • For a donation of $10 or more, you can be a part of the Great Give.   

Make your donation count for more by participating on May 6th! 


Inaugural Gems of STEM Luncheon

Registration is now open for the Inaugural Gems of STEM Luncheon on Saturday, May 10 at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. Join us as we honor four women from St. Lucie County who have excelled in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.   

Special Recognition will be given to a St. Lucie County Girl Scout Leader with the Julia Jackson Leader Award.


The Luncheon begins at 11:00am and the afternoon is complete with keynote speaker Dr. Edie Widder, and both a silent auction and raffle.


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


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



Programs Highlights
Did you know that Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida offers a full year-round Calendar of Programs? Check out these Program Highlights:


Feeding Florida Together Food Drive: April 1-30

  A Council-wide Community Service Project  


Did you know that that 949,910 South Floridians struggle with hunger? By coming together, Girl Scouts can help combat hunger! Join us for our  Annual GSSEF Feeding Florida Together Food Drive, and help us collect non-perishable food items to donate to agencies in need.      


If you have a question or would like additional information, contact Lammy Askar at




We Have A Story To Tell - Journey-In-A-Day!

 Daisies through Ambassadors 


You won't want to miss this special program! Join us on May 3rd at Camp Nocatee to explore the It's Your Story, Tell It! Journey all in one day! This Journey series gives girls the opportunity to tell their stories through a range of creative approaches.   


Each Girl Scout will participate in age appropriate workshops to complete their grade-level leadership awards.  

So, spritz on some sunscreen, plan for a picnic lunch, and get ready for a fun-filled day of self-discovery.


Please see flyer for registration and additional information.  Registration closes April 24th.  



Staying Fit Juniors

May 4th

2:00 - 3:00pm


May 7th

7:00 - 8:00pm

East West Karate Boca

19635 N. State Road 7

Boca Raton, FL  


You will learn how to STAY FIT and earn 4 out of the 5 Stay Fit Badge components. The last component will need to be done with your family. To register for May 4th, click here.
To register for May 7th, click here




Girl Scouts Splash into Safety  


Rapids Water Park  

West Palm Beach

All ages and families  

May 17th: 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!

Please see flyer for registration and additional information.


Let's Be Brave

May 24th

10:00am - 3:00pm

Camp Welaka

10205 S.E. Girl Scout Road

Jupiter, FL  

Grade level: Brownies(8 and up) - Ambassadors


Please see flyer for registration and additional information.

Let's Be Brave

May 31st

10:00am - 2:00pm

Camp Telogia 

6501 Holmberg Road 

Parkland, FL  

Grade level: Brownies(8 and up) - Ambassadors


Please see flyer for registration and additional information. To register, click here.


GSSEF has Two Unique Resident Summer Camp Sessions:


Girl Scouts who are seeking big adventure can join us this summer! GSSEF has two unique resident camp sessions for girls entering 2nd - 12th grade: H2Ohhh! and Trail Mix.


H20hhh!: Water-licious!   

What's wetter is better than ever! Make a super splash in this Camp Welaka session designed for campers who are drawn to the blue - and all the adventure that goes with it. Water-wonderful activities will include surfing, canoeing, beach trips, fishing, snorkeling and swimming. Off campus day trips are included too.


Cost: $450.00 per girl

Location: Camp Welaka

Dates: Sunday, June 15th - Saturday, June 21st (6 nights) 

Trail Mix: On the Trail for FUN!

This session at Camp Nocatee is a mix of outdoor skill building, core camp activities and summer fun! Here girls will mix it up with hands-on activities to earn requirements for the Naturalist badges. We're hitting the trails for letter boxing, archery, canoeing, fire-building and campfire cooking too.

Cost: $450.00 per girl 
Location: Camp Nocatee
Dates: Sunday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 9th (6 nights)  


All Summer Long
Classic outdoor adventure awaits our campers - outdoor cooking, compass games, competition (color wars, etc.), archery (8 years and older), canoeing, crafts, swimming and so much more!


Registration is Easy
Learn all about what Summer Camp has to offer, including descriptions of Camp Sessions here.
Online registration is now open. Parents, use these easy links
with your debit or credit card. Or just call us at 954-513-3786 for questions or registration assistance.

Online registration links can be found under Camp Sessions on our
Summer Camp
web page.



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! You can find this Online Program Calendar Supplement on our web site at: Checkout April and May program opportunities here. New May programs have been added.     


Have questions about a Program?

Contact your Area MDM - Program:

Area 1: Meredith Slaymaker -

Area 2: Demi Clemmons -

Area 3: Catalina Cano -

Area 4: Kelli Lunsford - 



Online Program Registration Calendar:      

Visit our Online Program Calendar here. 



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).


Legislative Days 2014 - Girls Learn Advocacy  


On Saturday, April 5th, twenty Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors traveled from South Florida to our state capital, Tallahassee, as part of our 2014 Legislative Days program. 



Check out more photos on our  


They were  joined by their sister Girl Scouts from across Florida to participate in discussions, debates, and meetings 

with their Senators and Representatives to advocate for issues important to them.     


The girls' Legislative Days experience taught them the value of advocacy and instilled each with a new sense of confidence and achievement.




Online Early Bird Re-Registration continues
through May 31

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! For additional information, click here


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





Retail Stores Celebrate Volunteers during April

During the month of April, our Retail Stores are celebrating 

volunteers with a special sale.
Do you have a special volunteer that you would like to thank? Or need a gift idea? We can help. There is new adult merchandise arriving daily!  We invite you to stop by and visit one of our Stores soon for the best selection.   



 April Specials 
  • 15% off all adult apparel and accessories
  •  20% off all Girl Scouts Rock car stickers
  • With any purchase, receive a free I Love My Council Shop Fun patch


Both Stores also have a variety of I Can't Wait and Ban Bossy merchandise.  


Happy Leaders Day - April 22 

When you shop our Retail Stores on April 22 and spend $25 or more, you will receive a free Volunteer window cling-on sticker.

Online Store 
Remember to shop our online store
by clicking here
If you have a question, contact Jodi Potter at


End of Year Reporting


Online end-of-year troop reporting is here! All troops are required to submit an end-of-year finance and troop activity report each year by July 31st. Previously, these reports were paper-based. They have now been combined in to one convenient online form.  


We will be hosting seven FREE online workshops between now and July to acquaint volunteers with the new end-of-year reporting form, review the items needed to complete it, and answer any questions about the process.


To register for these, or any of our adult learning classes, click here



Save the Date!weekend

Volunteer Weekend: April 10-12, 2015


Join us at Camp Nocatee for a weekend of sharing, songs, sisterhood and more s'mores than you can shake a stick at! This weekend is just for YOU, our adult volunteers. Additional information will be shared as the event nears!


Checkout all the fun photos from Volunteer Weekend 2013 by clicking here


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


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