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Cookie Program Begins Next Week!


This week and next are full of cookie kick-off celebrations! Good luck girls in setting your goals and learning the skills the program offers you!

Look for details in coming weeks on National Cookie Day, February 8!


Thanks for the PJs!


Read the letter of thanks from Vera House, one of the recipient agencies of your collection of PJs during the 2012
PJ Round-Up!


A Weekly E-News Publication

January 2, 2013


From the CEO's Desk 
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  I just read a very special New Year's greeting from Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners and found some of it particularly poignant for all of us in Girl Scouting....More


Photo of the Week!


Troop letters to soldiersGirl Scouts Justice, Maya, and Veronica in Ft. Drum went to three schools and several organizations in November to ask for holiday letters and cards for military personnel.  The girls collected 700 items! Justice coordinated the project as she works to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award.

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

Daisies and Cadettes Delight Nursing Residents
Girls from Girl Scout Daisy Troop 40026 and Cadette Troop 41406 put smiles on the faces of residents of the Chemung County Nursing Facility over the holidays with visits and holiday carols.   The girls also visit the residents with activities on Valentine's Day, plant flowers, and donate Girl Scouts cookies to the group.  Says leader Carleen Lattin: "It's easy for troops to visit residents of assisted living homes during the holidays, but we want to make sure these residents' lives are a little happier year-round with the cheer of some young Girl Scouts!"
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 should have occurred between October 1 and December 31, 2012.
Delegate Selection Form
Number of Delegates per Service Unit
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, Lewis County. January 12. Reg. deadline: January 9.
Ski Night at Woods Valley. January 18. Oneida County. Reg. deadline: January 4

Medieval Madness. January 18-20. Amahami. Reg. deadline: January 3.

Grossology 101. January 18. Binghamton. Reg. deadline: January 14.
Art of Candlemaking, Sessions 2&3. January 19. Horseheads. Reg. deadline: January 9.
Soccer Clinic. January 20. Syracuse. Reg. deadline: January 11.
Wonders of Water. January 20. Canton, PA. Reg. deadline: January 11
Rollerskating Overnight and Powderpuff Derby. January 20. Oneonta. Reg. deadline: January 11
Flower Garden Cupcakes. January 21. Binghamton. Reg. deadline: January 14.
Girls Take Charge. January 26. Binghamton. Reg. deadline: January 11.

New Programs Just Added to Our Website!  

Power Changers Lewis County/Beaver Falls NY, April 26-27, Grades K-12, adults, and non-registered girls Become a Power Changer by learning a new skill, trying a new activity, having fun!

Registration Deadline: April 12 More


Power Changers St. Lawrence County/Ogdensburg NY, April 13, Grades K-12
Registration Deadline: March 29 More


Power Changers Jefferson County/ Cape Vincent NY, April 19-20, Grades K-12, adults, and non-registered girls. Registration Deadline: March 29. More   


Cookie Rally Lewis County/Port Leyden NY, January 12, Grades K-12 and adults

Get pumped for the 2013 Cookie Sale! Registration Deadline: January 9. More 


Red Cross Babysitting Course Cicero NY, February 19, Grades 6-10 More  Learn all of the skills needed to be an effective, fun babysitter! Registration Deadline: January 28

Happy Living, Healthy Body Cazenovia NY, February 18-22, K-12 and adults

Body image, healthy living, and healthy spirits are important issues for everyone!   Registration Deadline: February 4 More 


Binghamton University Women's Basketball Game Vestal NY, February 9, Grades K-12 and adults. Registration Deadline: February 9 More 


Cyber Security Cazenovia NY, February 23, Grades K-12, adults, and non-registered girls
Focuses on internet safeting and safe computing practices. Registration Deadline: February 11 More


Art Legacy Badge Night  East Herkimer NY, March 4, Grades 2-5
Registration Deadline: February 18 More

Cooking Badge Morning  Blossvale NY, April 13, Grades 2-8 Earn your Cooking Legacy Badge!
Registration Deadline: March 29 More

Rainbow World Jamboree Ithaca NY, May 10-12, Grades 6-12 and adults

Registration Deadline: April 26 More 


Old Forge Spring Fling Old Forge NY, May 18-19, Grades K-8. Registration Deadline: May 6

Annual Girl Scout Spring Fling Weekend at Old Forge Camping Resort More


Girl Scouts Underground Howes Cave NY, June 1, Grades K-12 and adults Take a tour 156 feet underground! More  


Hunger Banquet East Herkimer East Herkimer NY, June 3, Grades 4-12 and adults
Registration Deadline: May 20. More   


Good Bugs Bad Bugs Oriskany NY, June 4, Grades K-3. Registration Deadline: May 20 More


Fun for Animal Lovers Barneveld NY, June 7, Grades K-1. Registration Deadline: May 20 More


Meet the Monarchs Oriskany NY, June 11, Grades 4-5, adults, and non-registered girls
Registration Deadline: May 28  More

Ropes Course Challenge  Utica, NY, July 12, Grades 6-12. Registration Deadline: July 1 More 



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

Art of Candlemaking Session 1. January 19. (Other sessions still open!)        
Winter Wildlife Walk. February 2. Honeyoe Falls

Adventure Course (Both Da/Br and 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 100 Years of Girl Scouting. November 23-December 31. Binghamton.