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Create Our Future!
SU Wins Camp-Out!
Financial Literacy for Girls
Gold Awardees
April Volunteers

April 22 is National Volunteer Day! 


Read this week's message from Pam as she says thanks to YOU!
CEO Blog! 

Attend Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways camp this summer!
Attend Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways camp this summer!
Share our new video!
Plan your Summer Fun! The brochure is now online, and you can also register online!
 The following are FULL so be sure to get your
registrations in

Outward Bound/Trefoil
Club Cayuga/Comstock



Boutique Item

of the Week!

T shirt 
Now available in the Girl Scout Boutiques ...Girls Can Do Anything Tee Adult Sizes $19-$22 


  Girls: Design Our
Camp Patch!


We want you to visit all our beautiful properties, and you can be the designer of the patch that commemorates girls' visits! Deadline to submit a design has been extended to FRIDAY, April 19. Winning design will be chosen at the Annual Meeting on May 4. Be sure your design is generic enough to represent all camps (unless there are five pieces, one for each). Details.

 Cookie Photo Contest

Troop 50302 Brownville 

You may recall we asked you to submit your best photos of unique ways you sold cookies this season.
Go to this link  on Facebook and "like" your favorite. Do so by April 20 and the troop photo with the most likes will win a special surprise!

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April 17, 2013


Photo of the Week!

 Jr 10632 


Congratulations to Girl Scout Junior Troop 10631 of Marathon for winning the trip to the Buffalo Zoo and an overnight at the Aquarium of Niagara, June 15-16! Daisy, Brownie and Junior troops were eligible to win if 100% of the girls participated in the 2013 Cookie Program and sold an average of 175 boxes per girl.  These Girl Scouts were surprised at their troop meeting yesterday by members of the GSNYPENN staff. Their trip begins with a stop at the Buffalo Zoo, then dinner and on to the Aquarium of Niagara where the aquarium team will guide them through activities, games and an interactive touch tank before they sleep with the sea lions, penguins and otters.


Look in next week's GSNYPENNews for the winner of the NYC trip!
(There are still 25 spots left on the NYC trip! If your troop met the qualifications of 100% participation in the Cookie Program and 175 boxes sold per girl average, you qualify for 20% of the trip cost. Check it out! Deadline to register is May 3. $75 required to reserve a seat. Balance is due May 15.)


 Submit your photos to Kim Dunne 

Yours may be selected for our Photo of the Week! 

 Help Create Our Future at Annual Meeting

Have you registered yet to attend the annual meeting on May 4 in Geneva? The deadline is Friday, April 19!   Join us for visioning fun as we take a look at what the future of Girl Scouting in GSNYPENN might look like!  See what is going in the 100th Anniversary Time Capsule to be opened in 2038!  See a slide show of photos depicting your activities throughout 2012, and be part of the photo to be put in the time capsule.

 Indian Trails SU Wins Camp-Out!

Girl Scouts from the Indian Trail Service Unit (Jefferson County) will be heading to one of our camps for a free custom-planned weekend!  Selling 48% more cookies in 2013 than last year, Indian Trails was the service unit with the highest percentage of increase. Congratulations girls, and supportive volunteers and parents!

GS Commits to Financial Literacy for Girls 

New research from GSRI released Monday

The American dream is alive and well among girls, according to a new report by the Girl Scout Research Institute, which reveals that girls feel optimistic about their financial futures, yet are less than fully knowledgeable about essential financial principles and instruments, from using credit cards to establishing good credit. And just 12 percent of the girls surveyed say they feel confident in making financial decisions. Read more about the new study released on Monday!

  Gold Awardees:  Courtney, Jade and Kayla

Courtney D. of Dolgeville is a junior at Thomas R. Proctor High School. She held a food allergy expo for her Gold Award Take Action project.  She wanted to educate children and parents on coping with food allergies in daily life.
Jade F. (photo unavailable) is a senior at Deposit Central School. worked with kindergartners to teach them about music. Jade says she learned a lot about public speaking, planning, organization, and responsiblity from earning the Girl Scout Gold Award.
kayla g.Kayla G. of Parish is a junior at APW High School. She worked with the United Friends of Homeless Animals to create a float they can use in parades and for advertising display purposes throughout the year. She learned through hard work she can achieve her goals!
Events are May 20, 21, 28 and 29
                      RSPV deadline: May 3
                       RSVP to Jessica Mastrobattista 

  April Volunteers of the Month

Congratulations to our April Volunteers of the Month!
Volunteers enjoy lunch with a council representative when selected.
This month we honor: Karen Bemal, Amy Chilson, Liz Dinich, Bob Garrison, Christina Hekiert, Kate Kowalski, Marissa LaCoursiere, and Dianne Zelaska! 
Read more about them! 
Adult Learning Opportunities
Visit the Learning Ops page on our website for details about the following courses. 
You can register for the courses online!

 June 1

Johnson City
 Facilitating Adult Learning Sessions


May 24

April 27
7-9 pm

NEW: Service Unit Encampment Director 

Contact ltupia@gsnypenn.org 

to register.

 May 4    


Rensselaer Falls  


Simply Successful Overnight Sessions


  April 24 

May 4-5
May 10-11
May 11-12

Rensselaer Falls
Simply Successful Camping
You can register through ebiz for any of these courses.
There are just five spaces left at the Hoover SSC! Simply Successful Overnights is a pre-requisite to this course. SSO is available as a live course or self-study. Contact Lindsey Tupia for more information about the self-study option.
 April 24
 May 1
 April 27

 April 26-28
 April 27
 May 10-11
 June 1

 Camp Hoover
 Phelps SC
 Camp Trefoil
 Spring Fling Events. To register or for more information, contact:
Whitesboro: Carol Nabors

April 23
May 13

New Hartford

 Medic First Aid Skill Sessions

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

April 22

Gr 6-8

New Hartford
Teen Focus Group

April 19

May 18

Gr 6012

Spotlight Your Future!

May 3

May 30

Gr 6-12

Serve a Meal to the HomelessDeadline
May 17

June 30-July5

Gr 4-12

Honeoye Falls Cowgirls for a WeekDeadline
June 15 

Aug 18-23

Gr 4-12

Honeyoe Falls Cowgirls for a Week


August 5 


Sept 16
Gr K-8


Christmas Ornaments for AFSPDeadline
Sept 5 

Sept 28

Gr K-12/Adults

Watertown Out of Darkness WalkDeadline Sept 16 MORE

Oct 12

Gr K-12/Adults


Out of Darkness WalkDeadline
Oct 1 

Oct 26-27

Gr K-5

WonderWorks Overnight  

Oct 9 


Nov 16-17

Cr 6-12

Syracuse WonderWorks Overnight

Oct 9 


March 1, 2014

Gr 6-12

Syracuse Girls Are IT


Feb 11















  Cancelled Due to Lack of Registrations
Women's Rights Historical Park. April 20
No further registrations accepted
  Stream Monitoring. April 20. Geneva
Foundation for Horses. April 27. Tully
Girl Scouts Underground. May 4. Howe's Caverns
Out the Door. Let's Explore. Baltimore Woods. May 4, morning session
Flowers. May 18. Montezuma
Don't Miss The 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.
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways in a United Way Agency