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Phelps Boutique last day for 2012 is Dec. 13. Note we will not be open on Thursday, Dec. 20. So plan for your shopping needs and we'll see you next year!
Scholarship offered for scuba and sea turtle adventure.  
Miss our blog last Wednesday? Read about this exciting opportunity!
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A one-day 24-hour  event in the greater Rochester area (which includes several of our counties!) Roc the Day is an opporutnity to make a difference.
You can select GSNYPENN to be your beneficiary.
Make a difference  on 12.12.12!
ROC the Day
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FREE Adult Instructor and Facilitator Classes

Become a Red Cross Babysitter or First Aid/CPR instructor!  Learn to facilitate adult learning....all coming to Cicero Service Center in January.

A Weekly E-News Publication
December 12, 2012 
From the CEO's Desk 
Positive Images of Women and Girls
You would have been so proud to hear Della and Gwen, two members of the Girl Advisory Board, close out the public showing of the moving documentary Miss Representation at Onondaga Community College November 13th!   The entire Girl Advisory board had previously watched this documentary and said that "more girls and adults should see this film."   MORE


Photo of the Week!

Troop 50303 Lego Team 

Girl Scout Troop 50303 from Massena, NY is a FIRST Lego Team and took home two trophies December 1 in their second competition at Clarkson University. They won first place for Core Values AND first place for Robot Performance!  If you are interested in forming a team, contact Kim Greacen or Melanie Moon.



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

Adult Recognitions

It's never too early to start thinking about nominating your fellow volunteers for a Volunteer Award to recognize them for their hard work, leadership and dedication to Girl Scouting. Nominations are due on March 1, 2013 to Lindsey Tupia. You can find the list of awards available and nomination forms on the Volunteer Awards page of our website. 

We are also looking for individuals with at least 25 years of Girl Scout experience to serve on our recognitions committee. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lindsey.

Delegate Info Due January 15, 2013
Service units should select delegates to represent their voices 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

PJ Sort Thank you for participating in the 2012 PJ Round-Up. 1500 items were collected for local families in transition.  

Ordering Patches 
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. Thanks to Summit Federal Credit Union for providing patches for participants!

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.

Cookie Rally in Broome County:  Johnson City. January 4. All grades
Cookie Kickoff in Madrid:  Madrid. January 5. All grades
Cookie Rally in Otsego County:  Oneonta. January 7. All grades
Art of Candle Making, grades K-5:  Horseheads. January 19.
Art of Candle Making, grades K-5Horseheads. January 19.
Art of Candle Making, grades 6-8Horseheads. January 19.
Art of Candle Making, grades 6-8Horseheads. January 19.
Zumba:  West Monroe. March 8. Grades K-3
Positive Body Image:  Canandaigua. April 2. Grades 6-8
Stress Management:  Penn Yan. April 4. Grades 6-8
Senior/Ambassador Challenge Course:  LaFayette. May 4. Grades 9-12
Cadette Challenge Course:  LaFayette. May 18. Grades 6-8

Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Binghamton. December 26.
Girls' Night Out Series
Corning. Fridays. Starts January 4. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 14.
Cookie Rally with the Syracuse Crunch. January 11. Reg. Deadline: Jan. 2
Cookie Rally in Watertown. January 12. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 28
Wonders of Water. Bradford County, PA. January 20. Reg. Deadline: Jan. 11 
SWE Junior Badge Workshop. Ithaca. January 12. Reg. Deadline: Dec. 22
Medieval Madness Older Girl Getaway Weekend! Amahami Outdoor Center. January 18-20. Reg. Deadline:  Jan. 3 
The following programs are almost full.

       Cake Decorating. Misty Hollow. Feb. 13
       Playing the Past. Granger Homestead. April 13
       Stream Monitoring. Geneva. April 20  


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

       Girl Scout Sleepover at Roberson. January 11

       Winter Wildllife Walk. Mendon Park. February 2 

       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  Binghamton. A wonderful hands-on interactive display. NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2013 thanks to the museum!  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.