A Weekly E-News Publication                                                                          October 30, 2013
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Volunteer Survey
Please take a moment to complete a short survey and share your volunteer experience!



Alumnae Focus
Alumna
Kathy Thomas of the Three Sisters Service Unit in Wayne County has been a Girl Scout for 22 years. Her story appears in our blog archives and made the local Wayne Post newspaper!


It Can Wait
GSUSA and AT&T are teaming up for It Can Wait, the national movement to end texting while driving. As advocates for the campaign, Girl Scouts can educate their friends, family and communities about the dangers of texting while driving.
Check it out and take the pledge!



PSA Contest
Imagine it's 2050. What does the world look like? How are you using technology? In a new contest, Girl Scouts Speak Out! girls are encouraged to make a video PSA featuring their visions for a brighter tomorrow, including how they'll use technology to change the world for the better. Entries accepted through January 15, 2014. Contest open to all Girl Scouts. Public voting on the PSAs closes January 31.  Details


Cupcake Trot in Campbell Savona
Nov.17 join Girls on the Run at Campbell Savona Jr/Sr High School for family fun and a 5K run. $10/individuals, $30 families. Details



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Photos of the Week

Girl Scout Founder, Juliette Gordon Low's birthday is October 31. Girl Scout Brownie Troop 40313 from Waverly made cards last year and we use one to say "Happy Birthday!"





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In honor of Juliette's birthday, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 49008 built two seesaws for the Trail of Hope at the Lyons Community Center in Wayne County. 
Troop dads Joe Sapp and Clay Guest assisted the girls in earning the woodworking badge.

Send your potential Photo of the Week to Kim Dunne, media manager. Submit clear, quality photos. Close-ups of activities make the best shots!
Speaking of October 31 . . .
Girl Scout Uniforms Aren't Costumes
Halloween is tomorrow night, and girls are excited about their costumes! Some Girl Scouts may be thinking of wearing their uniforms, but the uniform is NOT for dress-up.  The Girl Scout uniform is to be worn with pride, showing the girl wearing it is living the Girl Scout Promise and is involved in a Girl Scout activity. Trick or treat just doesn't qualify.
Fall Product Sale . . .Win an iPad Mini!
GIRLS!   If you earn the Goal Achiever Patch for this fall's product sale, your name will be entered to win one of 10 iPad Minis!   To earn the patch, sell three or more magazine subscriptions, 10 or more nut/candy items, complete one address booklet, send 12 e-mail address through the online program, and sell three items for the military. See the back of your order form for more prize information!   You can take orders until November 3.
 
Congrats to October's
Volunteers of the Month!
Thanks to these outstanding volunteers! Because of you more girls are benefiting from the Girl Scout program.  Treyonne Baldwin, Becky Ferlo, Renay Kelley, Andrea Neill, Michele Ricketson, and Kathy Rinde.  Read more about them!
 
Volunteer Recognition Webinars
Volunteer Recognition webinars are for anyone who is serving as the recognitions coordinator for a service unit, or anyone who wants to learn more about the nomination process for our adult awards. Nominations for awards are due to Regional Volunteer Service Managers by January 31.
Thursday
November 7
7-8 p.m.Deadline: November 7
Tuesday
December 10 
7-8 p.m.Deadline: 
December 10 
Thursday
January 16
7-8 p.m.Deadline:
January 16
 
Boutique News
Throw Back Thursdays!
Each week we will throw back prices on one item! Good for that day, in-store only while supplies last! Hurry on in!
             

October 31. Cookie Jar. Was $19.99. This day only: 9.99 
      AND set of two Cookie Glasses. Was $12. This day only: $5.99 
November 7. Silicone Watch. Was $18. This day only: $9.99
November 14. Sweatshirt Tote. Was $20. This day only: $11.99
November 21. Branded Headphones. Was 24. This day only:$15.99
 
NOTE: The Johnson City boutique will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 so staff can attend the Regional Meeting.
 
Arthritis Foundation Seeks Volunteers for Walk
The Syracuse Jingle Bell Run/Walk is scheduled for Sunday, November 17. Several volunteer positions are available including expo and packet pick-up; food table; race cheerleaders; tear down and clean-up; road marshals; and water stations. If you are interested, contact Adam Cipolla at acipolla@arthritis.org or call 800.870.1771.

NOTE: Girl Scout members may participate in events like these as volunteers only. If they are representing Girl Scouts, they may not participate in the actual money raising portion of activities for other organizations, including ringing bells for the Salvation Army.
 
Enjoy a Program Today! (Don't miss out...deadlines are soon)
Deadlines Looming!
Programs below are listed in order of registration deadlines,
and aren't listed in above table.

 


Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, Painted Post. November 15. Deadline: Oct. 30Details
Girl Scouts Sleeping With the Dinosaurs. Ithaca. November 15-16. Deadline: Oct. 30. Details
New York City Trip. June 28-30. Deadline: Nov. 1 Details
Product Designer. November 9. Vestal. Deadline: Nov. 1. Details
Stranger Danger. November 9. Towanda, PA. Deadline: Nov. 1. Details
International Girls' Day. November 16. Ithaca. Deadline: Nov. 1. Details
Introduction to Horses. November 16. Moravia. Deadline: Nov. 2. Details
Space School Musical. November 16. Aurora. Deadline: Nov. 2.  Details
Boost Your Cookie Booth, Tuesday. November 20. Almond. Deadline: Nov. 5. Details
Boost Your Cookie Booth, Wednesday. November 20. Almond. Deadline: Nov. 5. Details
Zumba Fun. November 16. Camden. Deadline: Nov. 8. Details
Interesting Inventions. November 16. Owego. Deadline: Nov. 8. Details
Science of Happiness. November 23. Ithaca. Deadline: Nov. 8. Details
Sci-Girls, Brownies. November 16. Lowville. Deadline: Nov. 8. Details
Sci-Girls, Juniors. November 16. Lowville. Deadline: Nov. 8. Details
Smile! November. November 20. Waterloo. Deadline: Nov. 8. Details
Whisper Chocolate. November 23. Geneva. Deadline: Nov. 9. Details
Thanksgiving Cupcakes. November 16. Elmira. Deadline: Nov. 11. Details
Bedazzled. November 16. Binghamton. Deadline: Nov. 11. Details
Brownie Girls' Night Out. November 20. Johnson City. Deadline: Nov. 11. Details
Serve a Meal to the Homeless. November 23. Syracuse. Deadline: Nov. 11. Details
Binghamton Senators Sleepover. November 16-17. Binghamton. Deadline: Nov. 14. Details
Disaster Relief Team Kick-off Meeting. November 18. New Hartford. Deadline: Nov. 15. Details
Colgate University Girl Scout Day. November 23. Hamilton. Deadline: Nov. 16. Details

FULL Program!!
WonderWorks Overnight. Syracuse. November 16-17.


Cancelled Due to Lack of Registrants
Sciencenter Presents Star Lab. Nichols. November 2
Girls' Night Out. Johnson City. October 30. 

 

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