A Weekly E-News Publication                                                                    February 5, 2014
In This Issue

February Podcast
Have you heard the Girl Media Team's February podcast? The girls are a shining example of the skills learned in the Girl Scout Cookie Program that they describe.Listen!

World Thinking Day
On February 22 each year, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day. For those of you who may be newer to Girl Scouts, World Thinking Day is the day Girl Guides and Girl Scouts participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. The theme for World Thinking Day 2014 is: Girls worldwide say, "education opens doors for all girls and boys!"


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 brochure or our website for details, or contact Jeannine Biehls. Register through ebiz.

In the Media
All About Cookies!
~Syracuse: See video!

Girls Explore Careers inCortland 
Photos of the Week
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 10114 from Homer, NY participated in a clean-up of the
River this past fall!

Send your potential Photo of the Week to 
Kim Dunne, media manager. Submit clear, quality photos. Close-ups of activities make the best shots!
Property Webinar and Listening Tours
Mark your calendar for March 19, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  During this webinar members will hear a presentation from Bonacci Architects on the feasibility study they did on Camps Amahami, Comstock, Hoover and Trefoil. They will also share the Board-approved recommendation for which of these four camps they will complete a full master plan.  Listening tours are also being scheduled for April 3, 5, 7 & 9 in the Cicero, Auburn, Harrisville and Binghamton areas. 
Trip Registrations Deadlines Looming!!
Don't miss out on the special trips we have planned for you!   (Over)Night at the Museum of Science in Buffalo. June 14-15. Grades 2-3. Registration deadline is February 28! Details

Visit Savannah July 7-11. Grades 9-12.
Registration deadline is February 14. Details
Cookie Season Fun Tonight and Weekend!
Join the Girl Scout Cookie Twitter Party, TONIGHT February 5, 9-10 p.m.!  Follow us @GSNYPENN as we also join the conversation. Follow and use the hashtags:  #gno (stands for girlsnightout) and #cookieboss 
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Patch 2014 Don't forget this weekend is National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is February 7 & 8!  Take photos of your troop doing a walk-about and taking orders and send to us, along with other required information, and each girl in the troop will receive the NGSCW patch! More details
Recruit a Volunteer and Win!
During February, if a volunteer recruits a friend to become a volunteer a start a troop, you will receive a $50 coupon voucher for use at the GSUSA national online store! You can get a voucher for each new troop started! The new volunteer will receive a Girl's Guide, a Journey set, and a badge activity set. For more details, contact Lisa Kaminski, Community Development Manager.
Learning for Adults Added to Our Calendar
Location Reg Deadline
March 1Simply Successful OvernightsVictor, NYFebruary 22
March 11Medic FA/CPR Skills SessionDolgeville, NYMarch 3
Simply Successful CampingCamp HooverApril 15

Winter Cozy Hats are in Our Boutiques!

Just in time for your "walk about" this National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend February 7 & 8, NYPENN Knit Hats to keep you warm and cozy! $15.95 Available at GSNYPENN Boutiques only!

Also, for this week: The Official Volunteer Shorthand Polo $14!
Enjoy a Program Today!  For more programs, visit our 
Reg Deadline
February 20
Gr K-12
Sodus, NY
Brantling Ski Slopes Scout Night
Come ski with your family, friends, 
or troop! 
February 20
Gr 4-5
Canandaigua, NY
Playing the Past
Spend the afternoon at Granger Homestead and earn the 
Playing the Past badge!
Feb. 13
February 20
Gr 2-3
Canandaigua, NY
Folk Art
Spend the afternoon at Granger Homestead and earn the 
Painting badge!
Feb. 13
March 2
Gr K-12, Adults
Geneva, NY
Frozen Party
A Girl Scouts only ice skating evening of fun, snacks and sisterhood!
Feb. 23
March 9
Gr 6-8
Corning, NY
SWEet Scout Tech Day
Join the Corning Society of Women Engineers for an afternoon of hands-on fun and experimentation.
Feb. 22
April 5
Gr 2-5, Adults
Honeoye Falls, NYWelcome Back Bluebirds
Welcome back our state bird, take a hike and earn a patch!
March 23
April 9
Gr K-5, Adults
Waterloo, NYSMILE!
Explore an orthodontic office and learn about dental health and healthy living.
April 1 
April 15
Gr 6-12
Dundee, NYBabysitting Course
Earn your Babysitting Certificate and badge during a 4-hour course.
April 7
April 17
Gr 2-3
Canandaigua, NYFolk Art
Spend the afternoon at the Granger Homestead and earn the Painting badge!
April 9
April 23
Gr K-5
Waterloo, NYSMILE!
Explore an orthodontic office and learn about dental health and healthy living.

April 15
April 26
Gr 4-12, Adults
Palmyra, NYOxfam Hunger Banquet
Explore the world of hunger, learn how you can make a difference and enjoy a meal with friends.
April 12
April 26
Gr K-12, and Non-registered girls
Binghamton, NYVeni.Vidi.Vici.
A day of fun including swimming and a dance!

March 21
May 3-4
Gr 2-3
Syracuse, NYBrownie MOST Overnight
Spend a night at the museum!
April 18
May 31-June 1
Gr 4-5
Syracuse, NYJunior MOST Overnight
Spend a night at the museum and ear the Product Designer Badge.
May 16
June 10
Gr 6-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Elmira, NYMystery Cake Decorating Class
Create a mystery cake to take home! 
June 3

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


Harlem Globetrotters in Syracuse. February 7. Deadline: Feb. 5.Details 
Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, Geneva. February 15. Deadline: Feb. 5. Details
Robert Post Comedy Theater. February 8. Johnson City. Deadline: Feb. 8. Details
Colgate University National Women and Girls in Sports Day. February 15. Hamilton. Deadline:  Feb. 8. Details
Cookie Rally, Madison County. February 24. Deadline: Feb. 10. Details
Girls are IT. Syracuse. March 1. Deadline: February 11. Details
Tubing at Dry Hill. February 18. Watertown. Deadline: Feb. 14. Details
Money and Me. March 3-31. Bath. Deadline: Feb. 17.Details
Mermaids Ball. March 1. Painted Post. Deadline: Feb. 21. Details
Scout Night with the Elmira Jackals. Elmira. February 28-29. Deadline: Feb. 21. Details
BTU Crew. Philadelphia, NY. March 1. Deadline: Feb. 21. Details
Pajama Story Time. Auburn. March 4. Deadline: Feb. 24. Details

The following programs are FULL!!!
Cookie Rally, Carthage. February 8 
Swayze Farm Maple Syrup Adventure. March 2. Union Springs
Swayze Farm Maple Syrup Adventure. March 9. Union Springs
Maple Festival. March 23. Watertown
Animal Habitats. April 26. Sherburne
Phantom of the Opera. April 27. Rochester
Roars 'n Snores with the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. May 9-10. Syracuse

Programs cancelled :
Snowshoeing and Skiing in Phelps. February 20 
Hydroponic Strawberries. Penn Yan. June 29

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