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In the Media
GS Opens Doors for Alum
Boutique News
GSUSA Roundtable
Gold Award Alliance
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Deadline is Sept 16 for all Gold Award Alliance recipients to be included in the first Gold Award Alliance Directory. (Includes Golden Eagle of Merit, Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, First Class and the Gold Award.  Contact 866.874.7479. Details

Fall Discover Book Now Online!
Fall Discover Book 2013 is now online! Get news of upcoming events, programs and more. Check out the cool flip book for easy on line viewing! Click on any outside page corner to flip the pages.

You can also download the pdf version.

Note: This book is not being printed and mailed. If you know someone that doesn't have access to the Internet, please
Your Recruitment Ideas!*

Use the I Can't Wait to Bookmark..give to local book clubs and school book fairs!  

*From August regional meetings and your input. Send us your ideas to be published here.
NH Open House

Don't forget to join us as we celebrate our new office in New Hartford! Tuesday, September 10. Program 4-7. Store discounts begin 10 a.m.!
RSVP Linda Martin.
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August 28, 2013

Photo of the Week!   

Sara K at Buffalo Zoo 2013         

Sasha K. walks the rope bridge in Rainforest Falls at the Buffalo Zoo in June.  She was part of the council's trip to Buffalo and the Niagara Aquarium.  Another trip is planned to the zoo next summer.  See the Fall Discover Book, page 9, and start planning to join us!
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!    

Welcome to the 2013-2014 Recruitment Year!   

It is with much excitement that we are happy to welcome all new and returning members to the 2013-2014 Recruitment Year!  Our new recruitment campaign, "I can't wait to..." is designed to introduce girls and adults to "fun" new experiences in Girl Scouts.  We want everyone, regardless of your age to try something new, unexpected, and exciting that will help you connect with others.  Imagine what you can't wait to do this year in Girl Scouts and just do it!  We can't wait for more girls to have the Girl Scout experiences...enjoy. 

Alumna: GS Leads to Opportunites 

Girl Scouting did open doors for alumna Amelia Trenga, originally of Fayetteville, she says. "Not only does Girl Scouts teach teamwork and leadership, but it helps you in ways you could never imagine," said Amelia.  See photo and read her story on our website! 

Boutique News 

Item of the Week: Skill Building Kits
Skill Building Kits
Available for each grade level. $4 each. The Skill-Building Badge Activity Sets offer girls activities to build fun and relevant skills they can use on their Leadership Journeys. This set contains earning requirements, program activities and information for earning five skill building badges related to each Journey and can be conveniently inserted into The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting. (Badges sold separately).
online store bannerBoutique Summer Hours
New Hartford store is now open at its new address: 600 French Road, New Hartford
Hours: Tu/Th: 8:30-5. Starting Sept. 10 hours will be 10-7 on Tues, 8:30-5 on Thurs.
Cicero: 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  
Phelps: Closed for Summer  
GSUSA Roundtable
Girl Scouts partnered with TIME Magazine and AT&T to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, which Dr. King delivered on August 28, 1963. GSUSA hosted a thought leadership breakfast roundtable on August 14, during which participants identified important societal issues facing the country and discussed the importance of diversity and inclusiveness.
People Who Make the World a Better Place Roundtable Discussion
People Who Make the World a Better Place Roundtable Discussion
Join Us to Remember Our Camps!
Farewell ceremonies are scheduled for three of the camps that the Board has chosen to close.  We encourage you to bring your memories, your photos for our memory book and your stories to share on the following dates and times. 

Yaiewano (Auburn): Saturday, September 7. 2-8 p.m.
Sugar Creek (Troy, PA): Sunday, September 15, 5 p.m. 
Bayberry (Phelps/Junius): Saturday, October 5, 5 p.m. 

Members please register on Ebiz if you plan to attend so we can make sure there is enough food for all! 
Non-registered persons, please contact Karen Lubecki to register.

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!  Many new programs are being added daily!
Deadline Looming!  (Listed in order of deadlines) 
Introduction to Horses. Sept 14. Tully. Deadline: Aug 31. Details
Explore Rogers Environmental Center, Daisies. Sept 14. Sherburne. Deadline: Sept 2. Details
Explore Rogers Envrironmental Center, Brownies. Sept 14. Sherburne. Deadline: Sept 2. Details 
Explore Rogers Environmental Center, Juniors. Sept 14. Sherburne. Deadline Sept 2. Details
Farewell to Yaiewano. Sept 7. 
Auburn. Deadline: Sept 3. Details
Out of Darkness Walk, Utica. Sept 7. Deadline: Sept 3. Details
Out of Darkness Walk, Ithaca. Sept 14. Deadline: Sept 3. Details 
Girls Night Out. Seneca Falls. Sept. 28-29. Deadline: Sept. 5. Details
Christmas Ornaments for AFSP. Sept 16. Utica. Deadline: Sept 5. Details
Mom and Me Healthy Lifestyles Workshop. Macedon. Sept 22. Deadline: Sept. 5. Details
Animal Shelter Clean-Up Day. Glenfield. Sept 21. Deadline: Sept 6. 
Autumn Leaves. Mendon Ponds. Sept. 21. Deadline: Sept. 7. Details
Strong Kids Triathlon. Sept 7. Mansfield, PA.  Deadline: Sept 7 Details 
 Farewell to Sugar Creek. Sept 15. Towanda, PA. Deadline: Sept 9. Details
Camp CEO. 
Comstock in September
 Entertainment Technology Badge Oneida. September 18.  
CANCELLED: Historic Hat Making. Herkimer. Oct 9. (Parks & Rec funding cuts)



Don't Miss This Museum Exhibit Celebrating Girl Scouting's 100th Anniversary! 
The Discovery Center  A wonderful hands-on interactive display in Binghamton. The museum has extended the display's run and will now be open through October 2013!. 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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