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Volunteers of Month
National Cookie Day!
Adult Learning Ops
Regional Meetings
Girls Speak Out PSA
PJ Roundup 2013??

Travel Spots Available!

 Girl Scout destinations are your passport to travel and are open for girls ages 11-17. We have three girls already selected for destinations this year. One will travel to China, two to Germany. Where will you go?

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 HUGE CLEARANCE
SALE BLOWOUT
at our boutiques!
 
Great time to stock up on Girl Scout merchandise. Up to 50% off and more on some items.
 
Check our website for boutique hours.

 

  
 Volunteers of the Month! 
Congratulations to January's volunteers!

 Lori Van Allen
Miriam Jacobs
Sandy Kelly
Julie Smith
Terry Streeter
Diane Tomlison

 

Read more on these great women!

 

  
GSNYPENNews
A Weekly E-News Publication
January 23, 2013

  

Photo of the Week! 

Jr Troop 20619 of Mohawk NY
Girl Scout Junior Troop 20619 of Mohawk, NY made
50 red ribbons for the school staff for Drug Prevention Week in October. Girls also handed out bookmarks to every classroom teaching about drug prevention. They worked with the Herkimer County Prevention Council.
      Submit your photos to Kim DunneYours may be selected for our Photo of the Week! 
February 8 is National Cookie Day!

National Cookie Day

 

 

What a Girl Can Do?

Girls can do lots of things! We are sharing with the media the 5 Skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Do you know what they are?  Listen to us on the radio and watch your TV news! Be part of the excitement!  Look for national spots around February 8.

Also check out several local National Cookie Day events you can attend, and bring a friend!
Visit Things to Do/Programs and Events on our website.

 

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 opportunities 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.
Please RSVP to Cindy Neverette at cneverette@gsnypenn.org

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 Center
February 7: United Methodist Church, Gouverneur
February 20: First United Methodist Church, Horseheads 

Girl Scouts Speak Out: Dear Mr. President

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to release a public service announcement that features the two winners of its "Girl Scouts Speak Out: Dear Mr. President" contest, in which girls across the country were invited to make PSAs addressed to the presidential candidates telling them how they can support girls.

Should We Participate in PJ Round-Up in 2013?
Take our survey. . .
We've partnered with the Summit Federal Credit Union the last three years on the great PJ Round-up and you've collected thousands of pairs of pajamas for women and children in need.  Let us know your thoughts for 2013!  Please respond to the short survey by February 6.
Programs and Events 
Be sure to check our Programs and Events page often! If you're interested in thse programs/events register soon and encourage your friends to do so as well as events often fill quickly.

The following have registration deadlines in next few weeks. 
Kitchen Chemistry. February 2. Binghamton. Reg. Deadline: Jan. 28
Ski Night at Woods Valley. February 8. Westernville. Reg. deadline: Jan. 28
Showshoe Spectacular. February 9. Savannah. Reg. deadline: Jan. 29
Cake Decorating for Valentine's Day. February 13. Corning. Reg. deadline. Jan. 30
Snowshoeing. February 16. Cortland. Reg. deadline: Jan. 29
  
 
New Programs Just Added to Our Website!
Disney on Ice. February 1. Binghamton. Grades K-12 and adults. Reg. deadline: Jan. 30 More
 

Babysitter's Training. February 9. Oneonta. Grades 6-10. Reg. deadline: Feb. 6 More

 

First Aid/CPR/AED for Girls! February 22. Gouverneur. Grades 6-12
Always be prepared. Know what to do in an emergency. Reg. deadline: Feb. 15. More 

 

Bunnies and Penguins and Bears . . .OH MY! February 23. Gouverneur. Grades K-12.
Reg. deadline: Feb. 6
Stuffed bunnies, penquins and bears -- one of these will go home with you! Reg. deadline: Feb. 8
Three sessions.  Session One     Session Two    Session Three
  
Tubing at Dry Hill. February 20. Watertown. Grades K-12 and adults. No registration required. More
  
Hunger Banquets. Learn about the unequal distribution of food among the world's population.
Watertown. February 23. Grades 4-10 and adults. Reg. deadline: Feb. 15 More
Lowville. February 23. Grades 4-10 and adults. Reg. deadline: Feb. 15 More
Canton. March 9. Grades 4-10 and adults. Reg. deadline: Feb. 22 More
  
Woolens Workshop. Two sessions: March 2 or March 16. Cazenovia. Grades 2-12.
Learn the basics of straw weaving, knitting, spinning and processing wool. Reg. deadline: Feb. 1
March 2         March 16

Don't Pressure Me! March 11. Utica. Grades 4-8. Reg. deadline: March 11
Let your voice be heard! More

Veni. Vidi. Vici. April 27. Dryden. Grades K-12, adults, non-registered girls.
Reg. deadline: March 29.  Spend the day swimming, dancing and having fun! 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
Hunger Banquet. February 3. Victor
Red Cross Babysitting Course
. February 19. Cicero.
Playing the Past. February 19. Granger Homestead, Canandaigua
All About Dogsledding. February 23. Lacona
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.