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A Weekly E-News Publication
November 28, 2012 
From the CEO's Desk 
Sounds of the Season

'Tis the season to hear the laughter of children squealing as they sled down a steep hill


'Tis the season to hear the joy of music from carolers outside your door or from a flash mob at the mall or in the peace of one's home


'Tis the season to hear sleigh bells or the swoosh of cross-country skiers  MORE


Photo of the Week! 

Newark Veteran's Day Parade


Elizabeth, Isabella, Keira and Molly carry the flags as Girl Scouts march in Newark's Veteran's Day parade! (Wayne County)

Submit your photos to Kim Dunne.  Yours may be selected for our Photo of the Week! 


In the News:  Girl Scouts from Weedsport bake pies for families on Thanksgiving. Read about it!

Congrats to November Volunteers!
Congratulations to the following GSNYPENN volunteers for being recognized as our Volunteers of the Month for November. Cheryl Claeysen and Sharon Compton, Amy Lynch, Barbara Novitsky, Marilyn Paradis, Pat Silvernail and Kathy Youker.  (Read more about them.) You may nominate a volunteer of the month by contacting your council representative. 
Use Your Cookie Dough!
A reminder: Cookie dough earned in 2012 expires December 12, 2012.  So register for a program or come to a boutique open house! 
ToGetHerThere . . .GSNYPENN Alum Featured
Girl Scout Alumna Katrina Slaski was featured by Girl Scouts of the USA, through its 100th Anniversary celebration ads with King Features.  Slaski, from Moravia in Cayuga County, has published her first novel! Other local GSNYPENN alumnae featured nationally are Rita Chirumbolo Ernstrom of Binghamton and Christine Osekoski of New York City (originally from Corning).
PJ Round UP

Thanks to Summit Federal Credit Union, the 2012 PJ Round-Up patches are free to participating girls!  Troops must place your order by December 15 through this link: PJ ROUND-UP.  The link can also be found on the shop page of our website. Be sure any PJs are dropped in our Cicero location, or any Summit branch by Friday, November 30. 

Programs & Events

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 few weeks. 
Alumnae Holiday Reception. Binghamton's Roberson Museum. December 7,  5-7 p.m. RSVP via email to Jessica or by calling her at 315.698.9400, ext. 2018.

Disaster Relief Team
. New Hartford. December 11. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 7

Girls' Night Out Series
. Corning. Fridays. Starts January 4. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 14.

Wonders of Water
. Bradford County, PA. January 7. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 28.


NEW: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

December 26. Discovery Center. Binghamton.
Earn your "Girl Scout Way" Junior badge. Reg. deadline is Dec. 17More


NEW: Medieval Madness Older Girl Getaway Weekend! 
January 18-20. Amahami Outdoor Center. Join teens from across the council for a step back in history. Choose up to six activities from a menu of ten available workshop sessions presented by the Society for Creative Anachronism. An authentic medieval feast with period foods and royalty will delight your senses.  More


NEW: Cookie Rally in Watertown
Join the fun as we celebrate the excitement of the 2013 Cookie Program! January 12. More 

NEW: Greenwood Hill Farm, Andover
Enjoy hiking trails, horse-drawn wagon tours, guided hikes, and all that the farm has to offer!
A special pretzel-making program is available for a small fee. More



No further registrations accepted on these programs that deadlines have passed:
        Historic Ornament Workshop. Dec. 1
        Ornaments from Around the World. Dec. 7


The following programs are almost full.

       Cake Decorating. Misty Hollow. Feb. 13
       Playing the Past. Granger Homestead. April 13
       Stream Monitoring. Geneva. April 20
       Daddy Daughter Dance Lessons. Fabius. April 21


The following programs are now FULL. No more registrations accepted. 
       Hunger Banquets: Cicero, Vestal and Whitesboro. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

       Home for the Holidays: Both programs Dec. 1 and 8.

       Adventure Course (Jr/Cad/Sr). March 13. Liverpool

       Out the Door. Let's Explore Baltimore Woods. May 4 AM session


Don't Miss These Museum Exhibits Celebrating Girl Scouting's 100th Anniversary!

The Discovery Center  A wonderful hands-on interactive display. Through March 2013. Binghamton. Add your small item to our time capsule!  Deadline to receive items is January 5, 2013. Drop off to any GSNYPENN service center, attn: Judi Zeamer. If you have questions, please email jzeamer@stny.rr.com. More information to come on closing ceremonies in March 2013 when the time capsule will be sealed and not opened again until 2037!
Roberson Museum and Science Center: Journey of a Lifetime: A Celebration of the 100Years of Girl Scouting. November 23-December 31. Binghamton.