October 24, 2012
A Weekly E-News Publication
In This Issue
Volunteers of the Month

PJ Round Up Patch   

PJ Round-Up 

127 pairs of new pajamas were donated at the kick-off to the third annual event on Saturday. You can collect and donate PJs/slippers/robes for women, girls and boys through November. Drop them at any service center, Summit Federal Credit Union, JC Penney's at Shopping Town Mall, or Y94 radio! Thank you!!!

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Destinations Deadline is
November 1

Girl Scouts, ages 11-17 can apply for a travel destination! Log on to www.girlscouts.org/destinations to search for events and details. Applications are due by Nov. 1 to Karen Strife, 249 State St., Watertown, NY 13601 or email kstrife@gsnypenn.org 

From the CEO's Desk

Many of you will be attending an upcoming town hall membership meeting and I thank you in advance for sharing in the dialogue that is so important to the Board that has the responsibility of making the final decision about our camp properties.  Thank you for coming to these meetings in the spirit of engaging in thoughtful dialogue.   Many of our members have favorite camps and therefore it is possible that everyone has a different camp that they want to ensure is saved.


I'd like to share with you our hope for what this dialogue will look like.... MORE


Photos of the Week!   

In September Girl Scouts travelled to Penn Yan, NY for a trip to Seneca Breeze Berries, a hydroponic strawberry farm. Another council event there is planned for June 30!  Photos by Rhonda Wright.

Submit your photos to kdunne@gsnypenn.org. Yours might appear here!
Property Study Member
Town Halls Still to Come
October 24 Phelps Area 
Park Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place, Geneva, NY 14456

October 25  Corning Area  

Corning/Painted Post WEST High School Cafeteria 
35 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14870

Directions: I-86 exit 43 toward NY 415 (School is on right)

October 29 New Hartford Area

Trinity Methodist Church, 8595 Westmoreland Road, Whitesboro, NY 13492  

November 1 Watertown Area  
Gouverneur High School, 113 East Barney Street, Gouverneur

November 5 Cicero Area
Gillette Road Middle School, 6150 South Bay Road, Cicero, NY 13039 


The Town Hall Member Forums will follow the regional meetings being held at each location. Please Note: These meetings are for Girl Scout members only. The town hall portion of the meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The regional meetings begin at 6 p.m. with a working dinner. Please RSVP to your local Community Development Managers so they can plan meals. Visit our website for more details on the property study.


October Volunteers of the Month! 
Congratulations to the following volunteers for being selected by the staff for recognition of their efforts on behalf of girls! (Read more about them.)
Charlene Dauberman,
Georgia Gilbert, Chel-Anna Chupp, Audrey Ryerson, Gail Sergio and Julia Ward.  Volunteers may also submit nominations for Volunteer of the Month by contacting your council representative.
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Hundreds Enjoy veni.vidi.vici!
Nearly 600 girls enjoyed this annual event in New Hartford. Read the local paper's account. Don't miss the spring event! More information coming soon. Photo by Kim Dunne.




Girl Scouts in Watertown will mark Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary this weekend by planting 100 trees on Saturday. More

Take part in a FREE Hunger Banquet on November 30 in Vestal.  Details
Check Out Our New Programs! 
For complete details, visit our Programs and Events page.

Miss Representation.  Tuesday, November 13. Syracuse. More 
Service Unit Event: Savona Rollerstaking.  Friday, October 26. More.
You Can Still Register for These Events Happening Soon! Be sure to check our Programs and Events page often! If you're interested in these programs/events, register soon and encourage your friends to do so as well! Most events listed here have registration deadlines in the next two weeks. The programs in red are in danger of being canceled due to low enrollment!
  • Wet and Wonderful Water. November 3. Grades 2-3. Binghamton. Registration deadline: Oct. 26
  • Bedazzled. November 3. Grades 4-5. Binghamton. Registration deadline: Oct. 26 
  • Skate the Night Away. November 9-10. Grades 4-12. Auburn. Registration deadline: Oct. 26  
  • Brownie Tour of the SPCA of Tompkins County. November 10. Grades 2-3. Ithaca.
    Registration deadline: Oct. 26   

The following programs are past the deadline and can no longer be registered for:

  • Save Spend Share, Oct. 25
  • Wonders of Water Journey, Oct. 26
  • Halloween Spooktacular!, Oct. 27
  • Detective Badge Program, Nov. 2

The following programs are now FULL. No more registrations accepted.

  • Cake Decorating for the Holidays: Daisies & Brownies, Oct. 20 
  • Heritage Day at Ben Patterson, Oct. 26
  • GSI: Girl Scout Investigators, Oct. 27
  • Sleeping with the Dinosaurs, Nov. 2-3
  • Adventure Courses (All), Nov. 3
  • Harvest Festival at Victor Apple Farm, Nov. 3 
  • Get Outdoors! Nov. 10
  • Brownie & Junior Badge Day at Syracuse University, Nov. 11  
Don't Miss the Girl Scout Exhibit at the Discovery Center!!!
If you haven't taken yourself, your family, and your Girl Scout troop on a field trip to the Discovery Center in Binghamton, do so soon before the snow flies! The special hands-on exhibit will take you through Girl Scouting's 100 years of fun, from camping to cookies to travel!  You'll be amazed! Don't miss it! The exhibit is only there until March 2013   http://thediscoverycenter.org/index.php