A Weekly E-News Publication                                                                    February 19, 2014
In This Issue

Youth Homeless Experience
Girls and boys in grades 4-12 can join in the experience to learn about hunger and homeless May 9-10 in Auburn, NY. Details!

Register Now for Leadership Conference
Deadline Feb. 28!
Join us at the Leadership Conference in Auburn, April 4-6. Come for the day or stay the whole weekend! (Same fee of $50 for either.)  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.
Deadline is Friday, 
Feb. 28!

Year Pin Requests
are due April 1 by submitting the attached form to your Volunteer Services Manager.

In the Media

Cookie Recipes
Did you see our recent blogs on great ways to use Girl Scout Cookies? If you missed them, check them out now!
Celebrate St Paddy's Day

(Note the most recent blogs can always be found on our home page, and you can subscribe to get them in your inbox!)

Photo of the Week 

Megan E. and Beth H. of Owego's Girl Scout Troop 40925 rustle the grub for their sister Girl Scouts in the fall. Wet weather didn't dampen their spirits as the Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors learned new outdoor skills, practiced teamwork and just plain had fun!

Reserve a camp space for your troop or service unit today!  And see below for summer camp fun!

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 to February Volunteers of the Month!
Congratulations to the following volunteers nominated by staff and others for their outstanding work and commitment to Girl Scouts!  Diane Bootie, Fran Lorey, Cathy Madigan, Mika Pizzola, Cheryl Roemmelt, and Kathie Watson.  Read all about these great women! Thanks for your commitment to girls.
Summer Brochure is Now Online and
Registration is Open!
Registrations are coming in fast and furious for summer camp.  One session is already 50% full!!

View the camp brochure on our summer camp page where you can also find more details  and view a special video! OR, click on the image on the left to access the flip book! (Be sure to click on corners to turn pages.)

Use eBiz to register for camp where you can also check the availability of the session you want! On eBiz, click on the Activities tab, then Camp on the sidebar. You can refine your results to Family Camp, Resident Camp, Troop Camp and "other."  You can also use the search bar at the top right to look for summer camps at either Amahami, Comstock, Hoover or Trefoil!   It's gonna be a great summer!  Don't miss out!
Trip Registration Deadline Looms;
One Extended
(Over)Night at the Museum of Science in Buffalo. June 14-15. Grades 2-3. Registration deadline is February 28!Details

Travel to Savannah, GA, the birthplace of Girl Scouting....go via Washington D.C.  The registration deadline for this fantastic July trip has been extended until March 15. Don't miss it! Details
Recruit a Volunteer and Win!
During February, if a volunteer recruits a friend to become a volunteer and 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.
Win Cookies and More!
GSUSA 2014 contest Win cookies from Girl Scouts of the USA by following the step on the left.

You can ALSO win a $75 worth of cookie merchandise by following @GSNYPENN on Twitter and retweeting ALL FIVE of the skills girls learn by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program!  The skills will be tweeted throughout our cookie season!
Boutique Item of the Week: It's Cookie Time!


Striking 11 oz. cookie mug coordinates with the new cookie tote bag and iPhone 5 case. Colorful icons on both sides. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Ceramic. Imported.



Enjoy a Program Today!  For more programs, visit our 
Reg Deadline
May 3
Gr 4-8
Geneva, NY
Stream Monitoring
Examine the health of a creek or stream 
in the Finger Lakes
April 19
July 12
Gr 4-8
Geneva, NY
Stream Monitoring
Examine the health of a creek or stream 
in the Finger Lakes
June 28

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


Mermaids Ball. March 1. Painted Post. Deadline: Feb. 21. Details
Scout Night with the Elmira Jackals. Elmira. February 28-March 1. Deadline: Feb. 21. Details
BTU Crew. March 1. Philadelphia, NY. Deadline: Feb. 21. Details
Take Time to Pamper, noon. March 8. Wellsville. Deadline: Feb. 21. Details
Take Time to Pamper, Mid-afternoon. March 8. Wellsville. Deadline: Feb. 21. Details
SWEet Tech Day. March 9. Corning. Deadline: Feb. 22. Details
Frozen Party. March 2. Geneva. Deadline: Feb. 23. Details
Pajama Story Time. Auburn. March 4. Deadline: Feb. 24. Details
Brownies in the Kitchen. March 8. Ogdensburg. Deadline: Feb. 28. Details
Suicide Prevention Basics. March 8. Forestport. Deadline Feb. 28. Details
BU Bearcats Basketball Girl Scout Day. March 1. Binghamton. Deadline. March 1. Details
Syracuse Ballet Presents Cinderella. March 8 or 9. Deadline: March 1. Details
Spring Sugar Shack. March 15. Honeyoe Falls. Deadline: March 1. Details
March Hunger Games. March 15. Honeoye. Deadline: March 1. Details
Springtime Cupcakes. March 8. Elmira. Deadline: March 3.  Details
Mystery Cake Decorating Class. March 11. Elmira. Deadline: March 4. Details
Bring It On, the Musical. March 25. Utica. Deadline: March 4. Details
Society of Women Engineers Junior Badge. March 22. Ithaca. Deadline: March 7. Details
Bugtown Follies. March 8. Johnson City. Deadline: March 8. Details

The following programs are FULL!!!
Swayze Farm Maple Syrup Adventure. March 2. Union Springs
Swayze Farm Maple Syrup Adventure. March 9. Union Springs
Spring Sugar Shack. March 15. Victor
Maple Festival. March 23. Watertown
Animal Habitats. April 26. Sherburne
Roars 'n Snores with the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. May 9-10. Syracuse
Roars 'n Snores with the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. May 17-18. Syracuse 

Programs cancelled :
Folk Art @ Granger Homestead. Canandaigua. Feb. 20
Folk Art @ Granger Homestead. Canandaigua. April 17
Playing the Past @ Granger Homestead. Feb. 20
Playing the Past @ Granger Homestead. April 17
Hydroponic Strawberries. Penn Yan. June 29

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