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GSUSA Wins Social Media Award
Girl Scouts of the USA has been selected an Overall Grand Champion and Category Champion in the non-profit category of the 2012 Social Media Leadership Awards, the first global competition to honor such organizations.
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Girl Scouts: Be Part of the White House's Equal Future App Challenge! MORE 
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December 5, 2012 
From the CEO's Desk: Sharing the Warmth

Continuing my "'tis the season theme," from last week, this is also the season to stay warm through the clothing we wear, the heat in buildings we occupy, and exercise!


Unfortunately, many survivors of Hurricane Sandy are struggling to stay warm, but there is something we can do to help!  The Girl Scout Movement is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive and our council has registered to be a collection site. MORE


Photo of the Week!


jr 40463 Holiday FloatGirl Scout Junior Troop 40464 of Auburn won first place in the city's annual holiday parade held Thanksgiving weekend!  The float's winter wonderland included this ice sculpture honoring our 100th anniversary and an igloo made of  500 recycled milk jugs.  First place prize was $150.


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

Former Executive Director Dies
Jane Howland passed away Tuesday, November 27 in Geneva. Jane spent her life involved with the Girl Scouts, serving in various professional capacities including executive director of the Cayuga County Girl Scout Council from 1955-61 and then executive director of the Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council from 1961-85. Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 Main Street, Geneva from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec.7. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. MORE
Gold Award Contender Launches 'BroomeQuest'
broomequestMcGinnis M. wants to combat the image of Binghamton being named the most depressing city in the U.S.  So for her Gold Award project she launched "BroomeQuest," placing 25 scavenger hunts in parks across Broome County to show off the great things she sees the county has.  Clue sheets for each BroomeQuest have local histroy and nature notes.  BroomeQuest Clue sheets.
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
PJ Round UP

Ordering Patches 
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-UPThe 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
Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Binghamton. December 26. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 17
Girls' Night Out Series. Corning. Fridays. Starts January 4. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 14
Cookie Rally with Syracuse Crunch. January 11. Reg. Deadline: Jan. 2
Cookie Rally in Watertown. January 12. Reg. Deadline: December 28.
Wonders of Water. Canton, Bradford County, PA. Note new date: January 20
       Reg. Deadline: January 11.

NEW: Soccer Clinic  Syracuse. January 20. Grades 2-10.
NEW: Grossology 101 Binghamton. January 18-19. Grades K-5
NEW: Flower Garden Cupcakes Binghamton. January 21. Grades K-1 
NEW: Trip to London, Paris, Lucerne Join Girl Scout Troop 4032 on this international trip!
          Departs Saturday, May 4, 2013
NEW: SWE Junior Badge Workshop Ithaca. January 12. Grades 4-5. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 22
NEW: Kitchen Chemistry Binghamton. February 2. Grades K-1. Reg. Deadline. Jan. 28
NEW: All About Dogsledding Lacona (Oswego County). February 23. Grades 2-5 
          Reg. Deadline: Jan. 30

NEW: Hands-on Energy with Science Alive! Auburn. February 21. Grades 4-5. Reg. Deadline: Feb. 5
NEW: Bedazzled Binghamton. February 9. Grades 4-5. Reg. Deadline: Feb. 4
NEW: World Thinking Day 2013  Binghamton. February 22. Grades K-3. Reg. Deadline: Feb. 18

NEW: Chinese New Year Snooze  Binghamton. February 23-24. Grades K-3. Reg. Deadline: Feb. 18

NEW: Maple Sugarhouse Tour Fulton March 30. Grades 4-8. Reg. Deadline: March 12  


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


The following programs are almost full. Get your registrations in!

       Cake Decorating. Misty Hollow. Feb. 13
       Playing the Past. Granger Homestead, Canandaigua April 13
       Stream Monitoring. Geneva. April 20
       Folk Art in April. Granger Homestead, Canandaigua. April 20



The following programs are now FULL. No more registrations accepted. 
       Home for the Holidays: Both programs Dec. 8.

       Girl Scout Sleepover at Roberson Museum. Jan. 11 

       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.