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 August 21, 2014

gluten
Gluten-Free Cookie Information and Guidelines
                               2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale

 

You asked for them, and they are coming! A new gluten-free cookie will debut during the 2015 Cookie Sale. Unlike our other varieties, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida will have to place a firm, non-returnable order for these cookies by October 1, 2014. They also cost more than double the other varieties, so we are turning to our troop leaders for guidance on our order.  

 

What Happens Next 

The week of September 2, troop leaders should look for a survey where they will be able to commit to their troop's order for the gluten-free cookie. This order will be a firm commitment on the part of your troop and will help us gauge how many additional cases we should bring in. It is important also to note that due to the increased cost, these cookies will also have a higher sales price, at $5 per box. All other varieties will remain at $4 per box. All troops should download and review the Gluten Free Cookie Information and Guidelines and be ready to respond to the survey in a couple of weeks. Neglecting to respond may mean your troop will not have access to these cookies in January. Questions? Contact Lisa Johnson at ljohnson@gssef.org or 561-427-0175.

     

  help

Help Us Update Our Cookies for the Military Campaign! 

It's time again to update our Cookies for the Military campaign materials. We'd love to be able to take photos of members of the military (in uniform) with Girl Scouts for use during the 2015 campaign. If you are a member of the military or know someone that is and are interested, please email Melinda Glasco at mglasco@gssef.org. Also if you have any photos of your girls with members of the military, please send those in as well.   

   

 dive 

Fall Product Sale Program begins October 1. Dive in! Be Active!  sales

 
Girls can sell to friends, neighbors and family using this year's easy online and/or in-person sales tools.  

 

Time to mark your calendar. This year's Fall Product Sale Program runs from October 1 to November 15, 2014.  


What are the benefits to participating in the Fall Product Sale Program? Here are several:   

  • Great for troops that are just starting.
  • Troops earn start-up funds. Girls earn great rewards.
  • Girls get a chance to run a business and practice leadership skills.
  • Girls learn valuable teamwork, goal setting and confidence building skills.

This year's theme is Dive in! Be Active. Let your friends and family know to save their magazine subscription orders for the sale. And our new personalized Photo Keepsake items will surely appeal to all as a creative way to store their photo memories. Remember also to tell them to get ready to enjoy some yummy new nut and candy items.    

 

Additional information will be available through your daughter's troop leader in September. 


If you have a question, please contact Denise Fiorelli at dfiorelli@gssef.org or 561- 427- 0180.

 
 

 


     troops 
It's Back to Troop Time
and Time to Save Up to $15 off Your Purchase 

Are you getting ready for back to troop time? Our Jupiter and Oakland Park Retail Stores are chocked full of everything you need to get your Girl Scout year off to an amazing start. 

 

We have it all for you...from uniforms and program books to Starter Kits. Our stores' knowledgeable staff can also help guide you in your selections and answer questions regarding  just what grade level items your Girl Scout may need.    

 

And now through September 30, 2014 save up to $15 off your total purchase. To receive the online  discount enter the following promo code BTT2014. And if you visit one of our retail stores, mention Back To Troop promotion at time of purchase. This online and in-store promotion is not to be combined with any other offers or sale prices.       

             
   catalogs
       

Girl Scout Online Catalog
 
Browse the new Fall online Girl Scout Catalog by clicking here. 



 

 

 

 

 

    

 hours

September and October Retail Store Hours     

Our Retail Stores carry everything to meet all of your Girl Scout needs. For your shopping convenience, both stores will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. in September and October.    

 

Jupiter Retail Store:

1224 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 

 

Oakland Park Retail Store:

4701 Northwest 33rd Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33309    

 
Store Hours:

Monday - Wednesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

1st and 3rd Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (November-August) 

Both stores will be open every Saturday in September and October.   

Closed Friday and Sunday.         

   

 

Questions

If you have a question, contact Jodi Potter at jpotter@gssef.org.

   

    

join
I Can't Wait to...Be a Girl Scout!
For additional information or to locate a session near you, click here.
It's back to school and back to Girl Scouts time! Registration sessions are being held at locations throughout the six counties of GSSEF's jurisdiction. Visit one of them to register for the upcoming Girl Scout year. You don't have to wait. The fun can start TODAY!

Additional questions? Contact Rhonda Lang Netzel, director of membership, at rnetzel@gssef.org.

convention
Registration Underway for 2014 Girl Scout Convention 

Girl Scouts from across the country and internationally will be coming together for our 53rd national convention this fall in Salt Lake City, Utah. There is still time to register and participate.

Visit the 2014 Girl Scout Convention web page for more information or to register online.

 

 

date

Save the Date: Annual Emerald Awards
March 14, 2015

 

Mark your calendars now and save the date for the Annual Emerald Awards Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Beach Club on Palm Beach. We will be honoring five extraordinary Palm Beach County women representing leadership in

in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Financial Literacy, Healthy Living, Environmental Leadership, and Global Citizenship. These honorees exemplify these national initiatives of Girl Scouts and serve as role models for today's girls. Please look for more information about how to nominate a woman in your community in the coming weeks!

 

This event is presented by Diamante Atelier and H. Seigel Fine Auctions.  

 

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Mandy Allen at aallen@gssef.org or 561-427-0190. 

   


 
calling
Calling all Girl Scouts! We are looking to show off the amazing work our Girl Scouts and volunteers do! We want to spotlight community service projects, volunteer work of a Girl Scout or a volunteer going above and beyond. Please email your
Girl Scouts Give Back story and a photo (if available) to sbeigh@gssef.org.    
 
   



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
now              

 Register Now for Health & Wellness Day  
 
Designed just for Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors, Health & Wellness Day is being held on September 13. To view this program's flyer, click on image. Registration links are provided on the flyer.   
      gallery                
Introducing a New Program Flyer Gallery
Visit our new online Program Flyer Gallery here.

Check out our new online Program Flyer Gallery. You will be able to easily view and print program flyers by clicking on the flyer's image.  

 

 

 

    questions

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   

                                                                                           

calendars
Mark Your Calendar!
You don't want to miss any of the great things
calendar
happening at GSSEF.

Take a look:

Save the Date - Camp-Tastic!:
December 6

Save the Date - 2015 
Volunteer Weekend: April 10-12

*Please note that GSSEF Service Centers and Retail Stores will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.

 


Visit www.gssef.org for all the latest events and activities.


 
 Keep Connected

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our videos on YouTube View our photos on flickr     

When you like our Facebook page, you'll be able to join in the conversation, receive special offers, participate in contests, and receive program and event updates.

So give us a 'thumbs up' and let's get social.  
        
scouting
Girl Scout Nation

Girl Scout Research

Quick Links
Because I was a Girl Scout


Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida | 866-727-4475 | 
www.gssef.org

1224 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL 33458

Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.