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Cookie Trainings
Cookie with Sash 
Troop Regional Trainings


Nov. 26, 27, 28, 29 and Dec. 11



Holiday Open Houses

20% off purchase! 

Excludes books,
earned awards and
official uniform pieces


Card Making


Saturday, Dec. 1
Cicero, Horseheads and Johnson City

Tuesday, Dec. 4
New Hartford
Extended hours to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Check our website
for store hours.
PJ Round-Up
PJ Round Up Patch
Is your troop collecting new PJs, slippers and robes for women and children in transition? If so, remember donations need to be to the Cicero Service Center or a Summit Credit Union branch by November 30. (If you're dropping off at another of our service centers, please allow time for us to transfer to Cicero.) Thanks to Summit, the 2012 patches are free to participating girls! You 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.
A Weekly E-News Publication
November 20, 2012 
Note: In observance of the holiday, our offices will be closed November 22 and 23 so we too may give thanks with our family and friends.

From the CEO's Desk 
Girl Scouting Matters -- Happy Thanksgiving!
I was so touched by the story that was shared by one of our staff members who serves as a Community Development Manager. Not everyone is blessed to know how our actions positively impacted the life of a girl, but I hope many of you have such a story and that you might share it with me someday.  One thing we can all do is reflect on who has impacted our lives in a special way and then reach out to them to let them know. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I can imagine no greater gift than to know our life matters.  MORE
A Property Message from the Board

Dear Girl Scout Members -


The Board met on Saturday (11/17) and decided to delay the final decision regarding camp properties until 12/13/2012 to allow the Board to review and assimilate all of the valuable information received at the Town Hall meetings. 


This decision on the camp properties is important to everyone in the council - especially the girls.  There are many different voices with differing opinions and suggestions, and the Board has welcomed all of them.  Listening to and weighing all the information and opinions takes time. If you've followed the communications on the GSNYPENN website, you are aware of all the data that's been collected and the differing opinions about the properties as shared through the minutes of the town hall meetings.  We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. 

Judy Suddaby, Chair of the Property Task Group
Sara Ayala, Board Chair


Photo of the Week!

Victor Apple Farm 

Girl Scouts enjoy a Harvest Festival at the Victor Apple Farm!


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

Troop Progress Reports
Please fill out survey by January 15.
Troop leaders should fill out the progress checklist two times a year (fall/spring) to monitor girls' progress in achieving the outcomes we want for all girls in Girl Scouting! Please fill out the fall checklist appropriate for your Girl Scout troop grade level. This information is vital for both you as the volunteer, and for organizations like the United Way that fund opportunities for girls. Thanks for your help!
Delegate Info Due January 15, 2013
Service units should select delegates to represent their voice at the council's annual meeting and to have a direct connection to our Board of Directors.  For the May 4, 2013 Annual Meeting, delegate selection must occur between October 1 and December 31, 2012.
Delegate Selection Form
Number of Delegates per Service Unit
Girl Scouts to Lead Macy's Parade!
Do you see our blog today? If so, you know to look for the Girl Scouts on Thanksgiving morning!  Read 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. 
Historic Ornament Workshop. December 1. Cooperstown. Reg. Deadline: Nov. 26
Ornaments from Around the World. December. 7. Binghamton. Reg. Deadline: Nov. 26
 The Nutcracker, Elmira performance. December 1.
 The Nutcracker, Binghamton performance. December 2.

SUNY Canton Women's Hockey Game. November 30. Canton. Reg. Deadline. Nov. 30
NEW:  Disaster Relief Team. December 11. New Hartford. Reg. deadline: Dec. 7
          Take Action and become a member of the Team! 

NEW:  The Nutcracker, Syracuse performance. Dec. 1. Deadline to reserve tickets: Nov. 26
NEW:  Cookie Rally with the Syracuse Crunch. January 11. 
          Attend a Cookie Rally at the War Memorial!
. Cortland. February 16. 
          Snowshoe on the trails around Lime Hollow!
NEWHoop Dance. Fulton. March 16. 
           Make your own hoop and see a performance!

NEW:  Animal Tracks and Traces. Amboy (Oswego County). March 23.
          Trek through the woods on snowshoes and look for animal tracks.

NEW:  Whose Line Is It? Cortland. April 20. Juniors 1-3 p.m.; Cadettes 3- 5p.m.
          Spend time with a professional improviserand actor.

NEW:  Critter Hike. Cortland. May 18
           Enjoy the magic of a May morning hike at Lime Hollow!


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 
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. Items can be dropped off at any GSNYPENN office, Attn: Judi Zeamer. If you have questions, please e-mail jzeamer@stny.rr.com. More information to come on the 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.