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Regional Kick Offs!
ABC Summer of Service
A Message from Our CEO
Casting Call for Coffee-mate
Volunteer Ap Now ONLINE!
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Join us in August at Regional Meetings

Select service team members and troop leaders are invited to join us to kick-off the year at one of six regional meetings.  You'll enjoy a showcase of available adult learning opportunities, programs for girls, new recruitment materials, council updates and time to network with volunteers from neighboring service units. See our website for dates and locations
YSA Grants

ABC Summer of Service Awards 

Want to make a difference? Take action? Solve a tough community problem? YSA can help! Whether you're a kid, teen, educator, or adult mentor, YSA Grants power youth-led service and service-learning projects with funding, training, and resource support. Through YSA Grants, you can harness the creativity, energy and unique perspective of young people to grow stronger communities, foster student achievement, and build workplace readiness skills.

Each year, YSA supports youth-led service with over $1 million in YSA Grants. Read More  

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July 24, 2013

Photo of the Week!   


Troop 10997 fishing trip 
 Girl Scout Daisy Troop 10997 of Elbridge enjoyed going fishing 
in May at the Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery.

Want your photo seen here?  Submit your clear, good quality photos that show girls in activities (not large group shots) to Kim Dunne
 Close ups of those activities make the best shots!  
Yours may be selected for our Photo of the Week!       
A Message from Our CEO
Good News to Share . . .
This week's CEO update shares my thoughts on recent news items some of you may have seen about Girl Scouts of the USA. I want to share with you the good news happening in GSNYPENN, and address some issues you may have heard about!  READ ON
Casting Call for Coffee-mate Commercial

Coffee-mate is conducting a nationwide casting search for the star of a new television commercial promoting the nationally-licensed Coffee-mate Girl Scouts creamers. Girl Scouts will be able to audition by uploading an audition video to the Coffee-mate website (girlscouts.coffee-mate.com) between July 30 and August 13. Additionally, Coffee-mate will hold two in-person, open auditions in New York City and Los Angeles on July 30.


Who is eligible to audition?

The audition is open only to current Girl Scout members who have registered since October 1, 2012, and can convincingly portray a girl between 8 and 11 years old. Girl Scouts who have professional acting experience as well as those with little or no acting experience are welcome to audition. Girl Scouts who have talent agent representation must also submit audition videos via Coffee-mate's "Scout the Girl Scout" website.  

Visit Coffee-mate's "Scout the Girl Scout" website for details: girlscouts.coffee-mate.com. Note: the site will be live in 24-48 hours.

100 Reasons to Re-register This Summer
Existing troops that register online for 2013-14 by August 30, 2013 will be entered to win $100 "shop dollars" to spend on anything in the shop or council programs!  Each girl that is registered by August 30, earns her service unit $2.50. These funds help with service unit encampments and other fun activities for girls!
See flyer.   

Boutique Item of the Week 

GS Scrapbooking paper
Girl Scout Scrapbooking Paper. Four styles to choose from! $1 a sheet. Perfect for those precious memories!




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Boutique Summer Hours  
Closed Mon; Tues: 10-7; Wed/Th: 8:30-5; Fri: 8:30-12:30
Johnson City: Closed Mon; Tues: 10-5; 
Wed:10-9; Th: 10-5; Fri: 10-3; Sat: 10-3  
Horseheads: Closed Mon; Tues/Wed/Th: 8:30-5; Fri: 8:30-12:30  
New Hartford: Closed for Summer  
Phelps: Closed for Summer  
Summer Camp 2013 Updates: At time of printing

Team ExtremeJuly 28-Aug 3(3) 
Intro to Sailing, July 28-Aug 2 (1)
Fun 'n' Sun, July 28-Aug 2 (3)
Going Green, Aug 4-9(2)  
Treasure Hunters, Aug 11-16, (1) 
Night Owls, Aug 11-16 (1)

Plan Your Summer Fun!
You can also register online!
Club Cayuga,July 28-Aug 2
Night Owls, Aug 4-9
Project Adventure, Aug 4-9
Wet & Wild, Aug 4-9
Sailing, Aug 11-16

Camp Trefoil 7.13Our photographer spent time at Trefoil recently. See more pics on our Facebook page! And look for photos from Comstock and Amahami later this summer!

Adult Learning Opportunities
Start Planning for Fall Trainings!
Visit the Learning Ops page on our website for details about the courses we offer. 
You can register for
most courses online.
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!
Date/GradesLocationProgramRegistration Deadline

August 23-25
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K-12 and adults 

Delhi, NY
Delhi Annual Camporee
Girl Scouts Investigate Science and get in touch with Girl Scout roots.
August 5MORE

September 22
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4-12, adults, and non-registered girls

Macedon, NY
Mom and Me Healthy Lifestyles Workshop and Amazing Maize Maze
Learn about healthy lifestyles and have fun at Long Acre Farms.
September 5MORE

October 9
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Little Falls, NY
Historical Hat Making
Have fun learning about different eras in America and create a hat!
September 27MORE
October 5
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K-12 and adults
Nichols, NY
Engelbert Farm Tour
Learn about being an organic farmer.
September 30MORE
October 5
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K-12 and adults
Deposit, NY
JADA Hill Goat Farm Tour
Tour a working goat farm.
October 1MORE
October 16
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K-12, adults, and non-registered girls
Wayland, NY
Zumbatomic--You and Me
Get fit, rock out, and have a blast!
October 1
Deadlines Looming! (Listed in order of deadlines)
Check our website for program details.

Core Camping with SSO and SSC, Amahami. Deposit. Aug 2-4. Deadline: July 26 
Core Camping with SSO and SSC, Amahami. Deposit. Aug 9-11. Deadline: July 26
Moss Lake Tour, August. Caneadea. Aug 3. Deadline: July 26
Red Cross Babysitting Course, Tuesday. Utica. Aug 13. Deadline: July 26
Stuff Your Own Critter. Utica. Aug 14. Deadline: July 26
Glimmerglass Festival Scout Day. Cooperstown. July 27. Deadline: July 27
Amahami Wildlife. Deposit. Aug 6-8. Deadline: July 29
Brownie Letterboxer. Deposit. Aug 6-8. Deadline: July 29
Amahami Camper, August. Aug 6-8. Deadline: July 29.
Brownie Be an Adventurer. Deposit. Aug 6-8. Deadline: July 29
You and Me, August. Aug 9-11. Deadline: July 29
Family Camp at Amahami. Aug 9-11. Deadline: July 29
Red Cross Babysitting Course. Utica. Aug 12. Deadline: July 29
Red Cross Babysitting Course. Utica. Aug 14. Deadline: July 29
Stuff Your Own Critter. New Hartford. Aug 14. Deadline: July 29
Cowgirl for a Week. Honeoye Falls. Aug 18-23. Deadline: Aug 5
Hobby Horse Hoedown. Corning. Aug 24. Deadline: Aug 10
Girl Scout Picnic at Enchanted Forest Water Safari. Old Forge. Aug 15. Deadline: Aug 11 

Girl Scouts, their families, and friends are invited to enjoy a day of fun inside the Enchanted Forest Water Safari.
Don't Miss This 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. A birthday bash is being planned on October 19. The Discovery Center is looking for Girl Scouts to help with a history skit, or some other program for the public that day as they close the 100th Anniversary exhibit. Interested? Contact Gabrielle Montanez at 607.773.8661, ext 205.
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