A Weekly E-News Publication                                                                     December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays from everyone 
at GSNYPENN!   Our offices will be closed for the season beginning December 24  and will reopen January 2.  
NOTE: The Cicero, Horseheads, Johnson City, and New Hartford boutiques 
will be open especially for you on Monday, December 23!!!
Look for the next issue of GSNYPENNews January 8, 2014!
In This Issue

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.

Register Now for Leadership Conference
Registration is now open for the 2014 Leadership Conference in Auburn, April 4-6. Come for the day or stay the whole weekend! (Same fee of $50 for either.) A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference. You can contact the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn for rates and information. 
See the the brochure or our website for details, or contact Jeannine Biehls. Register through ebiz.

In the Media
National CEO Featured in TIME

Girls Benefit from Girl Scouting!

Data is Not Destiny: Report in Utica Phoenix

Girl Scouts at ceremony to install woman postmaster.

Girl Scouts Spread Cheer at Troy Library

GS in Walton Help with Christmas Gifts for Kids 

Think GS Boutiques for Holiday Shopping

Photos of the Week
LEFT: Girl Scouts from the Victor Service Unit staff the bake sale for the village's Christmas celebration.
ABOVE: Girl Scouts from the Jamesville/Dewitt Service Unit made holiday cards for military troops and gift mugs for meals on wheels.

Troop spent 6 hours making cookies then delivered to local fire stations.  
RIGHT: Girl Scout Junior Troop 10499 of East Syracuse spent six hours making holiday cookies, then delivering them to local fire stations to thank the firefighters for their service!

Send your potential Photo of the Week to Kim Dunne, media manager. Submit clear, quality photos. Close-ups of activities make the best shots!
Congrats December Volunteers of the Month!
The following volunteers were nominated by their peers or staff for their dedication to Girl Scouts! Congratulations to Heather Ball-Harrower, Danee Bolster, Debbie Goodfellow, Yvette Hulett, Sharon McGuinness and Crystal Schavemaker.  
Cookie Rallies in January & February
art  with girl and cookie know how sign
Cookie season is almost here!  Don't miss the fun of attending one of the planned rallies!  They are happening all around the council!  Get pumped for the 2014 Cookie Program, play games, get postcards you can hand out in your community and more.  For details on where and when the rallies and extravaganza's are being held, visit our website! 

Did you have a successful cookie program in 2013? What did you do that made it a success? Great booth sale?  New techniques for Girl Scouts to sell? What did your troop choose to do with your proceeds?  Send your story to Kim Dunne, media manager. We may use in our PR efforts!
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 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!
Thursday, January 9: Totes & Bags 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!  
New Adult Learning Opportunities. For more ops, visit our website!
Extended Trip WebinarJanuary 15
January 15Register

February 5
February 5

February 11
February 11

March 4OnlineMarch 4

March 13OnlineMarch 13
New Leader NightJanuary 22Carthage, NYJanuary 17
Simply Successful OvernightsJanuary 18Homer, NYJanuary 12

April 8New Hartford Service CenterApril 3
Simply Successful CampingJune 6-7Ava, NYMay 22
Leadership EssentialsJanuary 18Homer, NYJanuary 12

February 25New Hartford Service CenterFebruary 20
Troop ManagementJanuary 18Homer, NYJanuary 12

January 27Walton, NYJanuary 22

February 4New Hartford, NYJanuary 30

March 11New Hartford, NYMarch 6

Enjoy a Program Today!  For more programs, visit our 
January 10
Gr K-12, Adults, non-registered girls 
Canton, NY
SUNY Canton Women's 
Hockey Game
Cheer on the SUNY Canton Kangaroos Women's Hockey team!
No registration required
January 11
Gr K-12, adult, non-registered girls
Glen Park, NY
Snowflake Ball
Enjoy an evening of fun and dancing with your Girl Scout sisters!
December 30
January 11
Gr K-12, adults and non-registered girls
Cicero, NY
Cookie Wonderland
Climb aboard the Cookie Wonderland train!
January 3
January 20
Gr 6-12, Adults 
Auburn, NY
Babysitting Course
Earn your babysitting certificate during a 4-hour course at the Auburn YMCA.
January 6
February 15
Gr 2-3
Watertown, NY
Fun with Fetch, Watertown
Do some hands-on science experiments!
January 31
February 17
Gr 6-12, Adults
Auburn, NY
Babysitting Course
(See Above)
February 3
April 14
Gr 6-12
Auburn, NY
Babysitting Course
(See Above)
April 14

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


Syracuse Silver Knights Soccer Clinic/Game. December 21. Syracuse.
                     Deadline: TODAY: Dec. 18. Details
Hunger Scholars.  Thursdays beginning January 9. Elmira. Deadline: TODAY: Dec. 18Details
Holiday Night at the Museum. January 3-4. Binghamton. Deadline: Dec. 20. Details
Disney on Ice. January 3. Syracuse. Deadline: Dec. 20. Details
Ice Skating at SUNY Oswego. January 5. Oswego. Deadline: Dec. 23.Details
Meet a Chickadee. January 11. Honeoye Falls. Deadline: Dec. 28. Details
Oxfam America Hunger Banquet. January 11. Norwich. Deadline: Dec. 30. Details
Learn to SCUBA Dive. January 12. Geneva. Deadline: Jan. 3. Details
Architecture Around the World. January 11. Vestal. Deadline: Jan. 3. Details
Pajama Palooza. January 18-19. 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
Fun With Fetch! January 18. Dekalb Junction. Deadline: Jan. 6 Details
Babysitting Course. January 20. Corning. Deadline: Jan. 6. Details
Broome County Cookie Rally. January 13. Johnson City. Deadline: Jan. 6.Details
Cookie Rally with the Utica Comets. January 17. Utica. Deadline: Jan. 6. Details
Utica Comets Hockey Game. January 17. Utica. Deadline: Jan. 6. Details
Fun with Fetch, Dekalb Junction. January 18. Deadline: Jan. 6. Details
Interesting Inventions. January 18. Vestal. Deadline: Jan. 10. 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

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