A Weekly E-News Publication                                                                     December 11, 2013
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Open House!

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Watertown
Traveling Store
Friday, December 13, 
2 - 7:30 (Activities 2-7)
Marcy Building's Conference Room



Use Your 
Cookie Dough!
2013 Cookie Dough expires December 13, 2013!  Be sure to visit our boutiques or register for a program!


Blood Drive Tonight in Syracuse
Girl Scout Junior Troop 10509 is hosting a blood drive today from 2 - 7 p.m. at the Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road in Syracuse.


Final Month to Purchase GS Coin
The US Mint will produce a maximum of 350,000 Girl Scout Centennial Silver Dollar.  Learn more at 1-800-USA-MINT or  www.usmint.gov.


Disney on Ice Discount Tickets
Coming to the War Memorial in Syracuse, the January 3 show is discounted for Girl Scouts and family/friends.  Girls are invited to stay after the show to meet skaters.  Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 20. Call 435-8806 or l_carioti@oncenter.org 

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Photos of the Week

Daisy Troop adopts deployed female soldiers and sends items oversees.
The Oriskany Girl Scout Daisy Troop 20397 have "adopted" female soldiers who are currently deployed. They had a great time making cards, letters and care packages for their soldiers in honor of Thanksgiving and to earn the Sunny petal for being Friendly and Helpful. Some of the girls have already gotten e-mail responses from their soldiers!
 
Send your potential Photo of the Week to Kim Dunne, media manager. Submit clear, quality photos. Close-ups of activities make the best shots!
State of Girls: A New Study from the GSRI
From the State of Girls GSRI
The Girl Scout Research Institute released its latest study last week. The State of Girls: Unfinished Business is a groundbreaking report from the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) that stakes out key issues and major trends affecting
girls' healthy development in the United States today. A report of this magnitude and breadth has never been conducted, making it a much-needed resource in the field. This work is motivated by the desire to ensure that every girl has the opportunity to
become a healthy and productive woman who can be a leader in her own life and in the world at large. We hope the findings will be used to drive policy and program decisions and that nonprofit organizations, government, and industry will connect what we know about how girls are faring to the resources that will best support them and their families. Read more.
Fall Product Sale Ipad Mini Winners

7109 girls participated in the 2013 Fall Product Sale Program! Of those, 631 girls were eligible for the iPad mini drawing. Congrats to our 10 winners! 

Pictured is one of them, Emma S. of Oswego and her Leader/mother Rhonda Parker.

 
 
Girl Scout Brownies: Aaliyah P., Binghamton; Ann R., Watkins Glen; Brianna H., Clinton; Brianna T., Chittenango; Maddie S., Arkport; and Olivia G., Bridgeport.
Girl Scout Juniors: Emma S., Oswego; Krysta L., Norwich
Girl Scout Cadette: Lauren M., Vestal
Girl Scout Senior: Jessica T., North Rose 
NEW: Program Kits...see what you can do!

GSNYPENN offers four themed kits for Girl Scout troops and groups to use to supplement and enrich the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Kits contain instructions and materials for various activities. Borrow the kits for up to two week from your local service center. More

More 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!

December 12. Tote Bag. Was $30. This day only: $17.99 
December 19. Eco-Friendly Tote. Was $14. This day only: $7.99
 
In January we'll have one product category that is 30% off!
Thursday, January 2: Jewelry and Watches 30% off!
 
New Year's Eve Fun!
GSNYPENN is proud to be a sponsor of First Night CNY, a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration in Syracuse! Along with fun activities and fireworks, the group Hanson will perform and it's all FREE!  First Night would like about 12 Girl Scouts, Juniors and up, to volunteer in the  family fun zone tent. If you're interested, please contact Judy Gallagher.

Enjoy a Program Today!  For more programs, visit our 
Date/Grade
Location
Program
Registration
Deadline
Details
January 13
Gr K-12, Adults 
Johnson City, NY
Broome County Cookie Rally
Join us for a Rockin' Rally as we Kick off the Cookie Season!
Jan. 6MORE
January 22
Gr K-12, Adults
Oneonta, NY
Otsego County Cookie Rally
Join us for a Rockin' Rally as we Kick off the Cookie Season!
Jan. 15
January 23
Gr K-12, Adults
Tioga Center, NY
Tioga County Cookie Rally
Join us for a Rockin' Rally as we Kick off the Cookie Season!
Jan. 15
January 27
Gr K-12, Adults
Cortland, NY
Cortland County Cookie Rally
Join us for a Rockin' Rally as we Kick off the Cookie Season!
Jan. 20MORE
January 28
Gr K-12, Adults
Norwich, NY
Chenango County Cookie Rally
Join us for a Rockin' Rally as we Kick off the Cookie Season!
Jan. 20
May 9-10
Gr 4-12, Adults, non-registered girls
Auburn, NY
Youth Homeless Experience
Increase your awareness about hunger and homelessness
April 18
January 5
Gr K-12, Adults
Oswego, NY
Ice Skating at SUNY Oswego

Dec. 23
January 12
Gr 4-12, Adults
Geneva, NY
Learn to SCUBA Dive!
Get a beginner-friendly taste of SCUBA Diving!
Jan. 3

Deadlines Looming!
Programs below are listed in order of registration deadlines,
and aren't listed in above table.

 

Learn to Ski Bristol Mountain.  December 27. Canandaigua. Deadline: TODAY, Dec. 11. Details
Hunger Scholars. Each Thursday in January. Elmira. Deadline: Dec. 12. Details
Syracuse Silver Knights Soccer Clinic/Game. December 21. Syracuse.
                     Deadline: Dec. 18. Details
Holiday Night at the Museum. January 3-4. Binghamton. Deadline: Dec. 20. Details
Meet a Chickadee. January 11. Honeoye Falls. Deadline: Dec. 28. Details
Oxfam America Hunger Banquet. January 11. Norwich. Deadline: Dec. 30. Details
Architecture Around the World. January 11. Vestal. Deadline: Jan. 3. Details
Pajama Palooza. January 189. Seneca Falls. Deadline: Jan. 4. Details
Fun With Fetch! January 11. Lowville. Deadline: Jan. 6. Details
Igloo Cupcakes. January 11. Elmira. Deadline: Jan. 6. Details
Cookie Rally with the Utica Comets. January 17. Utica. Deadline: Jan. 6. Details
Fun With Fetch! January 18. Dekalb Junction. Deadline: Jan. 6 Details
Babysitting Course. January 20. Corning. Deadline: Jan. 6. Details

The following programs are FULL!!!
Interesting Inventions with Bricks 4Kidz.  January 18. Vestal.
Phantom of the Opera. April 27. Rochester
Roars 'n Snores with the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. May 9-10. Syracuse

Cancelled due to low enrollment:
Sci-Girls. Dec. 14. Herman DeKalb School 


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