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Young Women of Distinction
100th Time Capsule
Adult Learning
Regional Meetings

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GSUSA Unveils Young Women of Distinction
The 2013 National Young Women of Distinction were selected by an external selection committee with representatives from leading nonprofit organizations.

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January 16, 2013
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Inclusion of ALL
On January 21st we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream that "his four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." 


One of the reasons I am so committed to  the Girl Scout Movement is that we have always been strong advocates of inclusion of all people, as evidenced in our Girl Scout Law which says "to respect myself and others" - not "others like me" - but all others. MORE


Photo of the Week!

 Troop 40598 at Rock the Falls

Girl Scout Junior/CadetteTroop 40598 (and one Girl Scout Brownie!)celebrates Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary by attending Rock the Falls in Niagara Falls in June. The girls are from the Pegasus Service Unit in Horseheads.




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

Closing of the Anniversary Time Capsule


"Happy Birthday Girl Scouts"

A Celebration...Kicking Off The Next 100 Years
at The Discovery Center, Binghamton, NY

Saturday, March 16, 2013 10am - Noon


Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways will close the council's
100th Anniversary Time Capsule,
to be repoened in 2037.

Adult Learning Opportunities

Leadership Essentials prepares volunteers to effectively facilitate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and understand the importance of its many components including the keys, processes, and outcomes. Several courses are scheduled.


Also read about other opportuities like Simply Successful Overnight and Simply Successful Camping...and Spring Fling!  Read more.


You can register for these courses online.



Regional Team Meetings

All are scheduled for 5:30-9 p.m. See your council rep for details.

January 28: Park Presbyterian Church, Geneva
January 31: Trinity United Methodist Church, Whitesboro
February 5: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Chenango Bridge
February 6: Cicero Service
February 7: United Methodist Church, Gouverneur
February 20: First United Methodist Church, Horseheads 

Some Ideas for February Break

In addition to checking out what programs you and your troop might attend, consider some things you can do together like make fleece dog ropes for animal shelters, make bracelets from popsicle sticks, or have a spa party. See our blog for links!

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. 

Kitchen Chemistry. February 2. Binghamton. Reg. deadline: January 28
Hunger Banquet. February 3. Victor. Reg. deadline: January 22
Ski Night at Woods Valley. February 8. Westernville. Reg. deadline: January 28
Snowshoe Spectacular. February 9. Savannah. Reg. deadline: January 29
Decorating for Valentine's Day. February 13. Corning. Reg. deadline: January 30
Snowshoeing. February 16. Cortland. Reg. deadline: January 29
Red Cross Babysitting Course. February 19. Cicero. Reg. deadline: January 28
New Programs!
True You! February 5. Auburn. Grades 4-5. Dove Real Beauty workshop for Girl Scout Juniors and significant adult female. Reg. deadline: January 31. More

National Girl Scout Cookie Day. February 8. Auburn and Marcellus. Grades K-5 and non-registered girls. Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Day! Reg. deadline: February 1.
     Auburn: More      Marcellus: More

American Red Cross Babysitting Course. Grades 4-8.  Potsdam: February 20 More.  Gouverneur: February 21 More.  Gain practical skills, learn how to make good decisions under pressure and start your babysitting business.  Reg. deadline: February 6.

My Sensational Senses! April 6. Binghamton. Grades 2-3. Brownie Senses Badge workshop.
Reg. deadline: April 1. More

Geocaching: A Worldwide Game of Hide-and-Seek. April 13. Binghamton. Grades 4-5. Junior Geogaching Badge workshop. Reg. deadline: April 8. More

Midnight Fairies Museum Snooze. April 20-21. Binghamton. Grades K-5. A night at the museum. Reg. deadline: April 15. More

Enchanted Fairy Tea Party. April 20. Binghamton. Grades K-5. A scouts-only party in the Story Garden. Reg. deadline: April 15 More

Earth Day -- Party in the Park
. April 21. Rome. Grades K-12, adults and non-registered girls. Join us for a community-wide Take Action Project in honor of Earth Day! Reg. deadline: April 12.

Forensic Science. April 27. Binghamton. Grades 4-8. Spend an afternnoon exploring forensic science. Reg. deadline: April 12. More

Goin' Buggy! May 4. Binghamton. Grades 2-3. Brownie Bugs Badge workshop.
Reg. deadline: April 29. More

The following are almost to capacity!
Astronomy Badge Program. February 2. Binghamton. More
Stream Monitoring
. April 20. Geneva. More

Folk Art in April. April 20. Canandaigua. More
Flowers. May 18. Montezuma Wildlife Center. More

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

Winter Wildlife Walk. February 2. Honeoye 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. The museum has extended the display's run and will now be open through October 2013!. Binghamton.

Roberson Museum and Science Center: Journey of a Lifetime: A Celebration of the 100Years of Girl Scouting has been extended through February 2013.  Binghamton.
Visit the websites of both museums for associated programs.