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 15, 2014
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Troop Camping/Overnight Reservations for the 2014-15 Season Opens on June 1, 2014

 

Follow the updated instructions for reserving properties, click here.  

Beginning on June 1, 2014 you may start reserving sites/rooms at Camp Nocatee, Camp Telogia, Camp

Welaka and the Oakland Park Service Center.

 

Here's how:

Go to the GSSEF website and and click on Camps and Facilities then on Property Reservations in the Content section.

  • Scroll down under Quick Links to see:
    • The link to the reservation system instructions - which outlines the structure of the property reservation system and provides details regarding when and how property sites/rooms may be booked.
    • The link to the online property calendars - this web-based calendar system shows, in real time, the dates and sites available for reservation.
    • The link to the Online Universal Property  Reservation Form - Complete this online form to book and pay for your reservation.
Property Reservations instructions and links can also be found on the Camp and Facilities page and the Camp pages.

GSSEF properties are great launch pads for exciting Girl Scout programs!  We hope you will visit them! 

   

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Memorial Day Schedule

Council will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. Council Service Centers and Retail Stores will re-open on Tuesday, May 27. We wish our Girl Scout families and friends a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday.  

   

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Drawing for One Night Stay  suite

 

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.


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All Gold, Silver and Bronze
Merchandise Now 10% Off 

How do you honor that special Girl Scout in your life that has just earned one of Girl Scouts highest awards?  

With a commemorative gift that she will treasure always. And it is not too late to honor Girl Scouts highest accomplishments. A collection of exclusive Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards gifts is now 10% off until June 30, 2014.
 

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Wanted..... 
good home for cute and cuddly animals
When you shop at our Retail Stores during the month of June, you will receive a FREE plush, cuddly animal with any purchase of $50 or more. Offer expires June 30, 2014. 

 

 

Retail Store Locations

Jupiter Retail Store:

1224 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 

 

Oakland Park Retail Store:

4701 Northwest 33rd Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33309 

   

 

Online Store 

Remember to shop our online store by clicking here. And 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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Early Bird Re-Registration Open Through May 31

 

Spring has arrived and that means it's time to re-register for the upco

ming 2014-2015 Girl Scout year. ROAR into Girl Scouts by participating in Early Bird Re-registration today.   

 

 

Troops re-registering by May 31 may be eligible to receive this year's ROARING incentives. Early Bird troops can receive the following:*

  • Every girl who participates in Early Bird Re-registration will receive a chance to win 3 premier seats to the July 2, 2014 Katy Perry "ROAR" 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.* Re-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.

    

Please contact Rhonda Lang Netzel with any questions at rnetzel@gssef.org.

 

For additional information, click here

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Registration is Open for the 2014 Girl Scout Convention: October 16 - 19   

The 2014 Convention Theme is Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World.

 

This fall, Girl Scouts will host its 53rd national convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah!  

  

Convention is the place to get the latest updates on Girl Scout programs and initiatives, and for sharing ideas.  

 
Council Delegates to the National Session; registered adults and girls can attend the Convention.

Visit the 2014 Girl Scout Convention web page for information on the Convention schedule, events, sessions, planning your trip and online registration. 
     

 

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Engaging Girls in STEM   
Pictured above, Mary Ann Hoffman,  program facilitator, engages a group of Lake Shore Middle School students in designing their own healthy city, each assuming the role of a different type of engineer in an effort to address environmental issues.
As young women gravitate away from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers toward other professions, and employment in STEM fields increases at a faster pace than in non-STEM fields, the U.S. must increase proficiency and interest in these areas to compete in the global economy. With  a generous two-year grant from Quantum Foundation, GSSEF is delivering the Engaging Girls in STEM program at five Title I middle schools in Palm Beach County, serving 400 girls during the two-year funding period. Based on a proven model developed by GSUSA, Engaging Girls in STEM uses fun, hands-on, experiential learning activities to foster team-building skills, promote self-confidence, and ignite interest in STEM-related academic courses and careers. 

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Champions of the Community Awards Dinner

 
Pictured above: PJ Layng, Vice President of Fund Development, Kimberly Sovinski, Director of Grants and Outcomes, and Stephanie Vernot, Mission Delivery Manager - Membership, Area 1, recently attended the United Way of Martin County's Champions of the Community Awards dinner at the Willoughby Golf Club. With the support of the United Way of Martin County, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida delivers the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to 1,200 Martin County girls, helping to reach the United Way's goal of improving academic success.  


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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:                
       

                       

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). 

    
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.     

  

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   

 

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Summer Camp Registration Deadlines are  

Almost Here 

 

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!  There are family friendly campfires and other programs that are suited for individuals, sisters, brothers, and moms and dads too.

 

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

 

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

        

 

                       

 

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.
   

trefoiol St. Lucie News recently showcased how Troop 40044 spent a day giving back to residents at The Gardens of Port St. Lucie as part of their Bronze Award project. To read the article, click here.

 


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Volunteer Weekend: April 10-12



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