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 May 1, 2014
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The Great Give is Almost Here! 
 
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 one of the largest online giving events in history. 

Make your donation count for more by giving on May 6. And please share our Great Give link with friends too: http://www.greatgivepbc.org/#npo/girl-scouts-of-southeast-florida 
           
Last Chance to Join Us at Gems of STEM Luncheon! stems

There are just a few tickets remaining for the Inaugural Gems of STEM Luncheon on Saturday, May 10, from 11 am to 2 pm 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 chance drawing.

 

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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It's Award Season


Are you searching for a meaningful gift that is unique to Girl Scouts? You are invited to stop by either of our Retail Stores and we would be happy to help you choose the perfect gift for that very special volunteer or troop leader from our wide selection of distinctive gift items!  

 

Reward Yourself! Shop during the month of May

 

When you shop at one of our Retail Stores during the month of May (May 1 - May 31, 2014) and spend $25 or more, you will be entered into a drawing for a one night stay in an Oasis 2-Bedroom Kidsuite at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, Florida.*

 

* Employees of GSSEF and their families are not eligible for this promotion.  

     

Planning a Bridging Ceremony?  

All-in-one Bridging Kits Available

Bridging to the next level of Girl Scouts is an exciting time in a Girl Scout's life. The earning of the Bridging award and completion of the activities emphasize the continuity of Girl Scout grade levels and helps to welcome girls to the anticipated next level.

 

Our Retail Stores have all-in-one bridging kits available for the troop leader to purchase. Each kit includes the must-have items that are given to girls bridging to the next grade level. Just add the girls' name to the sheet provided and you're ready for your bridging ceremony!

 

Online Store 

Remember to shop our online store by clicking here. Browse the online Spring Catalog by clicking here
 
Questions
If you have a question, contact Jodi Potter at jpotter@gssef.org.


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2014 Gold and Silver Award Recipients

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida recently held their Annual Recognition Ceremony. The event was a chance to honor this year's Gold and Silver Award recipients and the contributions of our outstanding volunteers that help nurture, guide and mentor the 15,000 Girl Scouts throughout the Council.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout in grades 9-12 may earn.

Congratulations to this year's Gold Award recipients!
silver award The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout in grades 6-8 may earn.  

Congratulations to this year's Silver Award recipients!
  
Ready to be inspired? Check out this video highlightingthe projects of this year's Gold and Silver Award recipients.
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Programs
in the Spotlight

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

Field Day with Fort Lauderdale Strikers and
Scout Night with Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Brownies through Ambassadors - Soccer Clinic
Families Welcome - Scout Night
Saturday, May 10
Lockhart Stadium
1350 N.W. 55 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 
Join the Strikers for a soccer clinic to improve your physical skills. Please see flyer for additional information.

Register now: Brownie; Junior; Cadette; Senior; Ambassador

 

Join the Strikers for Scout Night, a special Girl Scout and family night game! Please see flyer for additional information. Register now.

 

RockStar 101
Wednesday, May 14, 6 pm (Brownie)
Thursday, May 15, 6 pm (Junior)  
Oakland Park Service Center  
4701 NW 33 Avenue 
Oakland, FL  
Brownies will earn the complete Dancer Badge. Juniors will earn the complete Musicians Badge. Register for May 14, Brownie now. Register for May 15, Junior now.


Gems of STEM Girl Edition   

Brownies through Ambassadors  Saturday, May 17

Keiser University

10330 S. Federal Hwy.

 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

   

Discover the world of science, technology engineering and math (STEM) in a HUGE event highlighting the STEM resources on the Treasure Coast. Please see flyer for additional information. Register now for the Gems of STEM Girl Edition: Brownie; Junior; Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

 

       

Girl Scouts Splash into Safety  

Families Welcomed 

Rapids Water Park

6566 North Military Trail

West Palm Beach,  FL 33407

Saturday, May 17 

Please see flyer for registration and additional information.
 

     

Maleficent - Family Movie Night 
Thursday, June 5 
Weston 8 Cinema  
13381 160th Avenue  
Sunrise, FL 33326 
Please join us for a family movie night. We'll watch the movie Maleficent, the untold story of the villain from Sleeping Beauty. Please see flyer for additional information. Register now
  

Have questions about a Program?

Contact your Area MDM - Program:

Area 1: Meredith Slaymaker - mslaymaker@gssef.org

Area 2: Demi Clemmons - dclemmons@gssef.org

Area 3: Catalina Cano - ccano@gssef.org

Area 4: Kelli Lunsford - klunsford@gssef.org  



Programs at a Glance: GSSEF Program Calendar Supplement

An Online Program Calendar Supplement that includes descriptions of upcoming programs can be found on our web site at: http://www.gssef.org/girl-program/

   

  

Online Program Registration Calendar:      

Visit our Online Program Calendar here.  

   

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Meet our 2014 Summer Camp Director:
Chris MacMullen

Hello campers and families,

      

My name is Chris "Flutter" MacMullen and I am beyond excited to be your GSSEF 2014 Summer Camp Director. I have been a Girl Scout for 15 years. Eleven of those years, I have been a leader right here in our Council. I have been a leader at every level from Daisies through Ambassadors.  I am also a facilitator for new leaders, an Adult Recognition Committee member, a Thanks Badge and a Thanks Badge II recipient.


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dayGirl Scouts has one-day outdoor camp
programs for everyone - Girls, Boys, Moms, Dads and Families!    

 

Spend a day at Girl Scout Camp. We pack big days with cool themes, classic outdoor adventures, outdoor cooking, games, competition, canoeing, crafts and so much more!  

 

These sessions are a convenient way to add Girl Scouting into your summer at very reasonable prices. 

 

In June:

 

Dude, That's My Dad - for girls and their special guys

Saturday, June 14

 

More Than S'Mores - advanced cooking of outdoor desserts

Friday, June 20

 

Fairy Tale Campfire - introductory fun for little ones

Saturday, June 21

 

Thanksgiving in June - cooking a full holiday meal in true camp fire style

Sunday June 22

 

In July:

S'mores & More - get acquainted with an intro to outdoor cooking

Friday, July 25

 

Me & My Mom - a day dedicated to mother-daughter bonding

Saturday, July 26

 

Badge Daze - earn a badge in a day

Sunday, July 27

  

         

Registration is Easy
Learn all about what Summer Camp has to offer, including descriptions of Camp Sessions here.
Online registration is  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.
   


         

                       

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).  
        

                  


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Online Early Bird Re-Registration

The first 2,500 girls have re-registered for the 2015 Girl Scout membership year and will be attending an exclusive event at Lion Country Safari on October 11, 2014 for free!

   

The next 1,500 girls who participate in Early Bird re-registration will be eligible to receive a ticket to the Lion Country Safari event at a special fee of $10 per girl.*  Following the conclusion of Early Bird re-registration, Leaders of the qualifying 1,500 girls will be emailed a link to register for the Lion Country Safari event on October 11 for the special fee of $10 per girl.

 

*Eligibility is based on troops re-registering 80% of girls currently registered in the troop for the 2014 membership year.  

    

Contact Rhonda Lang Netzel, Director of Membership at rnetzel@gssef.org with any questions.

 

For additional information, click here

    

 

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2014 Adult Recognition Awards

 

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida recently held their Annual Recognition Ceremony. The event was a chance to honor our 6,000 volunteers who provide leadership opportunities for girls through their volunteer service. 

  

Congratulations to all of this year's honorees!  

The Family Award is given to a family making a significant contribution to Girl Scouting over a period of time by several members of the same family.
The Community Award is given to a business or organization in the community who has provided considerable contributions of service in forms of facility, financial support or other benefits to the mission and GSSEF. Check out this video montage that highlights all the good works of our adult volunteer honorees here.    
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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.
   

 


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You don't want to miss
any of the great things  happening at GSSEF. Take a look now:         
Save the Date 2015
Volunteer Weekend: April 10-12



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