A Weekly E-News Publication                                                                    February 26, 2014
In This Issue

National Convention
The official Convention Website is now open!

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.

Our Blog Turns Three!!
Three years ago this week we started the GSNYPENN blog and have brought you daily news, insights, and fun from staff and volunteers as they share Girl Scout news. Read a recent post about summer camp! You can subscribe to have the blog sent directly to your inbox, or visit our webpage to find it right there!

In the Media
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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.
DEADLINE is Friday, February 28!

Photo of the Week 
Lock in. Girls put together 300 craft kits for the Ronald McDonald House in

Girl Scouts from Palmyra, Macedon, Gananda, and Marion, New York joined together in January for a night of fun and service at the Perinton Community Center.  The 155 girls attending put together 300 craft kits for the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester.  Kits contain everything needed to make a fun bead craft.  Families at the Ronald McDonald House often have long wait times and these craft kits will help them pass the time.  Girls also had fun swimming, playing games, playing volleyball and making new friends.  A food donation was also made to the Open Door Mission in downtown Rochester.


Send your potential Photo of the Week to
Kim Dunne, media manager. Submit clear, quality photos. Close-ups of activities make the best shots!
Girl Scout Week Bulletin Inserts
Are you celebrating Girl Scout Week at your place of worship? Download the bulletin inserts from our website and print for your worship site's bulletin.
Veni.vidi.vici. Coming to Binghamton!
Don't miss the one-day event everyone will be talking about! The spring 2014 veni.vidi.vici. is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to all girls in K-12. Register by March 7 for a $5 discount!  See details!   Register on-line!   Volunteer!
New Learning Opportunities
Check our website regularly for all ops!
Date
Course
Location
Deadline
Register
April 26-27Simply Successful CampingIthaca, NYApril 11
May 1Troop Clinic: Finance Reports and Early Bird RegistrationPhelps, NYApril 24
April 17Medic FA and CPR Skills SessionPhelps, NYApril 3

Summer is Coming!!!
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
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

Boston Whale Trip. June 6-9.  Take to the high seas for a whale watch!  Registration deadline extended to March 31.

(Over)Night at the Museum of Science in Buffalo. June 14-15. Grades 2-3. Registration deadline extended to March 31. Details
Boutique Item of the Week: It's Cookie Time!
  

Cookie
Glass Set

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Girl Scout Cookies and your favorite beverage with these specially designed Cookie glasses. Set includes a Thin Mint Cookie Glass and Shortbread Cookie Glass with cookie screenprint on front. Back of glass screenprinted with Girl Scout Cookie Program Skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, business ethics. 16 oz.
Made in USA. $12 set.

In Passing . . .
Eleanor Drew, one of the alumna featured on our website, passed away February 18.  Our condolences to her family and friends. Read Eleanor's Obituary.  Read her alumna story.
Enjoy a Program Today!  For more programs, visit our 
Date/Grade
Location
Program
Reg Deadline
Details
April 8
Gr K-3
Endwell, NY
Save, Spend, Share
Learn to manage money.
March 31
May 3
Gr K-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Elmira, NY
Soaring with Science Fair
Come to our science fair!
April 25
May 3-4
Gr 2-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Elmira, NY
Sleeping with the Sailplanes
Spend the night at the National Soaring Museum
April 25
May 10
Gr 4-8
Harrisville, NY
 Ms. Fix It
Learn how to make basic repairs while you help us spruce up the camp!
April 25
June 6-7
Gr K-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Harrisville, NY
Mom and Me, Camp Trefoil
Spend time with a significant 
adult female at camp!
May 23
June 7-8
Gr K-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Harrisville, NY
Mom and Me, Camp Trefoil
Spend time with a significant 
adult female at camp!

May 23
June 14
Gr K-3
Harrisville, NY
Play in the Dirt
Help plant our raised garden beds at Camp Trefoil!
May 30
June 27-28
Gr K-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Ithaca, NY
Mom and Me, Comstock
Spend time with a significant 
adult female at camp!
June 13
June 28-29
Gr K-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Ithaca, NY
Mom and Me, Comstock
Spend time with a significant 
adult female at camp!

June 13
August 18-19
Gr K-12, adults, and non-registered girls
Tully, NY
Me and My Grandparent Overnight
Stay overnight at camp with your grandparent!
Aug 4
August 19-20
Gr K-12, adults, and non-registered girls

Tully, NY
Me and My Grandparent Overnight
Stay overnight at camp with your grandparent!

Aug 4

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

 

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
Central NY Science & Engineering Fair. March 30. Syracuse. Deadline: March 13. Details
Gold Award Training, Cicero. March 18. Deadline: March 14. Details
Junior Dectective. Canton. March 22. Deadline: March 14. Details


The following programs are FULL!!!
Swayze Farm Maple Syrup Adventure. March 2. Union Springs
Swayze Farm Maple Syrup Adventure. March 9. Union Springs
Frozen Party. March 2. Geneva
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. April 17
Playing the Past @ Granger Homestead. April 17
Hydroponic Strawberries. Penn Yan. June 29

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