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vvv in April!
It's Girl Scout Week!
Cookies Extended!
Spring Fling Learning
In Memoriam
Camp Registration is OPEN!
Plan your Summer Fun! The brochure is now online.
The Spring
Discover Book is Online!



'I'm Living the American Dream'

Anna Maria Chavez talks to TODAY's Natalie Morales about her path from being the daughter of a Mexican migrant worker to heading Girl Scouts.

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Coming to Boutiques

Shoppers will soon be able to add $1 to their shopping total to be donated to the council's Opportunity Fund.  The fund helps girls participate fully in Girl Scouting. Look for details the next time you visit us! 



April 27 in Dryden!  

Six programs in one day! You'll be able to swim, dance, visit the Girl Scout Boutique, and much more! Each girl will receive a veni. vidi. vici. patch, a goody bag, and a t-shirt commemorating this event. See you there!





Mark your calendar for one of the noted dates and join us as we celebrate you! 


List of Events 

Register now by visiting gsnypenn.org/ebiz

HORSEHEADS Boutique will be open Saturdays 9-11 a.m. during cookie cupboard time through
March 17!
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March 13, 2013


Photo of the Week!

Cadette 40936 at Yaiewano
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 40936 of Midlakes, on the beach at Camp Yaiewano, listens to the sounds of nature during five minutes of complete silence -- all part of the Cadette Breathe! Journey.
Says leader Lynda Wright: " I LOVE this Breathe Journey!!"

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



From the CEO's Desk 

Girl Scout Week!
It is Girl Scout week and the beginning of our 101st year as a Girl Scout movement! I hope you take time to celebrate in a meaningful way. For me, there is no greater way to celebrate than through a heartwarming story of the spirit of Girl Scouting in action. So let me share with you a recent experience from one of our dedicated staff members....MORE

Read about famous Girl Scouts who have made a difference, an MSN.com tribute to Girl Scouting's 101st anniversary!

Cookie Program Extends to March 23/24

Booths sales are going so well, we've extended your opportunity to hold them through the weekend of March 23/24!   That means more opportunities for girls, troops and service units to win trips or earn discounts for those adventures. MORE.    Don't forget to send us photos of your unique ways of selling cookies for our photo contest!  Send to Kim!

Troop 50302 Brownville Troop 50302 Cookie Monster
Girl Scouts of Troop 50302 in Brownville (Jefferson County)

held a cookie drive-through booth in a local store parking lot. 

"Cookie Monster" helped bring in the traffic!

Spring Flings: Adult Learning Ops

Join us at one of our many Spring Fling events! Many locations and different opportunities for fun and learning for Adults Only at each event!  Details

March 23 / Horseheads
April 13 / Camp Amahami
April 26-28 / Camp Hoover
April 27 / Phelps Service Center
May 10-11 / Camp Trefoil
June 1 / Whitesboro

Congrats to Service Units Meeting Goal!

Calling Girls and Adults of ALL Ages!  Current membership shows we are 84% towards achieving our goal with 15,537 girls registered. With plans under way to serve additional girls through camp, series, events, travel and troop pathways, we will achieve our membership goal of 18,500 by August.   Congratulations and thank you to those service units who have achieved or exceeded their membership goal to date!  See List!

Invite girls and adults who are not involved to take a Journey with Girl Scouts and experience something new and exciting. Share our website gsnypenn.org so that others can view the "Endless Possibilities."

In Memoriam

Ruth Probst, a lifelong Girl Scout from Auburn, died last week at the age of 92.  Ruth will long be remembered as the local Girl Scout historian.  Her obituary pictures her in her Girl Scout uniform.  More

A Gift With Your Boutique Purchase!

Now through the end of March, spend $50 or more in our boutiques and receive a free stuffed animal!

Adult Learning Opportunities
Visit the Learning Ops page on our website for details about the following courses. 
You can register for the courses online! Dates for Spring Flings above!


 March 20

 March 27
 April 3

 New Hartford
 GSLE Sessions


 March 18
 March 20
 March 27

 April 11

 Webinar Extended Trips April 10

 June 1

 Johnson City Facilitating Adult Learning Sessions May 24

 April 6
 April 6
 April 6
 May 4

 Tioga Center
 Penn Yan
 Rensselaer Falls


 Simply Successful Overnight Sessions

 March 22

 March 22 
 March 23
 April 24 

 April 6-7
 April 26-27
 May 4-5
 May 10-11
 May 11-12

 Misty Hollow
 Rensselar Falls
 Simply Successful Camping  March 22
 April 12
 April 24
 May 1
 May 11

March 20: noon - 2 pm OR

7-9 pm


 Service Unit Encampment EnrichmentMarch 18
April 17/Noon-2 pm
OR April 17/7-9 pm
 Webinars Service Unit Encampment Enrichment

 April1 5

 March 25

 March 28

 April 6

 April 17

 April 23
 May 6


 Tioga Center

 New Hartford

 Medic First Aid Skill Sessions

 March 18
 March 21
 March 30

 April 10

 April 18

 May 6






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!
New Programs Recently Scheduled

March 23
Gr 2-3

 Interesting Inventions


 March 20

March 23
Gr 2-12  

 Johnson City Roller Derby Day Deadline
 March 15

April 3 

Gr K-5

 Delhi It's a Girl Thing Deadline
 March 25

April 9

Gr 4-5

 Rome Take Center Stage Deadline 
 March 28 

April 14

Gr K-12, adults

 Trumansburg Wildlife Walk in Taughannock State Park Deadline
 March 31

May 5

Gr K-12, adults


 Wildlife Walk in Robert H. Treman State Park Deadline 
 April 21
April 12-13
Gr K-12
 Syracuse Wonderworks Overnight Lock-In


 March 22


April 24
Gr 6-12, adults
 Liverpool It's Amazing What Girls Today Face! Bullying


 April 8


May 4

Gr 6-12

 Watertown Color Your World! Deadline
 April 19
May 8
Gr 6-12, adults
 It's Amazing What Girls Today Face! Body Image
 April 22



June 3

Gr 4-12, adults

 Blossvale Hunger Banquet Deadline 
 May 20

May 22

Gr 6-12, adults 

 Liverpool It's Amazing What Girls Today Face! Social Media Deadline 
 May 6

May 18

Gr K-12, adults 

 Johnson City MytholoJazz Deadline 
 April 21
June 8-9
Gr K-5
 Binghamton The DC Jamboree! 
 Overnight at The Discovery Center
 May 27






Deadlines Looming! 
Fondant Figures. March 16. Elmira. Deadline March 15.
Games Galore. March 30. Victor. Deadline March 16.
Daisy Girls' Night Out. March 27. Johnson City. Deadline March 18.
Nature Ambassador and Kitchen Magician. April 1-5. Cazenovia. Deadline March 18.
Papermaking with the Papyrus Club. April 1. Syracuse. Deadline March 19.
Positive Body Image. April 2. Canandaigua. Deadline March 19.
Red Cross Babysitter's Course. March 23. Oneonta. Deadline March 20.
Peter Pan Performances. March 23. Deadline March 23.
Bullying and Helping Hands. April 1. Ilion. Deadline March 25.
Brownie and Junior SciGirls. April 3. Lowville. Deadline March 22.

Cancelled due to lack of enrollment.
Time Capsule Dedication. March 16
Hoop Dance. March 16
Hunger Banquet. March 25
School's Out. April 1
The following programs are now FULL.
No further registrations accepted.
Save Spend Share. March 14. Endwell
Adventure Courses. March 16. Liverpool. Both sessions
Junior Detective. March 16. Canton
Engineering Day. March 23. Cicero
Animal Tracks & Traces. March 23. Amboy
Stream Monitoring. April 20. Geneva
Out the Door. Let's Explore. Baltimore Woods. May 4, morning session
Tea Party at The 1890 House. May 5. Cortland. afternoon session
Flowers. May 18. Montezuma
Girl Scouts Underground. June 1. Howe Caverns
Don't Miss These Museum Exhibit 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.