A Weekly E-News Publication                                                                    March 12, 2014
In This Issue

Ban Bossy Campaign
Ban Bossy, our joint campaign with Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" foundation, is about empowering girls to demonstrate leadership qualities at home, at school, and in their lives, by eliminating the stigma that surrounds the word "bossy." Girls should receive the same encouragement and hear the same praise as boys who take on leadership positions. Girl Scouts is set to deliver that message to girls, parents, and local communities across the United States.   
For details and materials visit the Ban Bossy sites!
ABC's Good Morning America interviews Anna Maria Chavez and Sheryl Sandberg.
See the Parade Magazine Cover that appeared across the country on Sunday! Parade article.

March Volunteers 
of the Month
Congrats to the following on being recognized for their dedication to Girl Scouts: Paula Brown, Kim McCharger, Misty-Jo Osborne, Debbie Perkins, Mary Ellen Reese and Kathryn Woods.  Read more about them!!

Karen Schermerhorn was the lucky winner of the GSNYPENN Gift Tote at the 11th Annual Amy's 93Q Slumber Party held in Syracuse last month.  At this packed event, 130 women told us they are Girl Scout alumnae and 25 asked to volunteer!

In the Media

National Convention
The official Convention Website is now open!

Year Pin Requests
are due April 1 by submitting the attached form to your Volunteer Services Manager.
Happy 102 Birthday Girl Scouts!!!


Girl Scout Week started with Girl Scout Sunday this past weekend, and ends with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday.

On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. 


At Sodus Methodist Church

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 40181 participated in Girl Scout Sunday at the Sodus Methodist Church. Girls sang the Daisy Smile Song, passed out bookmarks they made for the Bibles, and received the My Promise My Faith pin during a special ceremony.



There are many ways to celebrate Girl Scout's  birthday. Here are just a few! Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

  • Create a "Birthday Party in a Bag" and present it to a local shelter.
  • Contact the Activity Director at a local senior citizen home and offer to plan and put on the March birthday party.
  • Plant a tree or beautify an area in honor of Girl Scout Birthday Week.
  • Plan a Girl Scout birthday party and invite non-Girl Scouts to participate. 
Photo of the Week 
It's Cookie Booth Time!

Girl Scouts will be out in force the next few weeks, continuing the largest girl-run business in the country!  Be sure to have customer info sheets, alumnae search cards, and the Cookie Fact Flyer available for your customers.   AND.... be sure to send us your cookie booth photos to post on our Facebook Page!  If your troop photo has the most likes at the end of the season, you will win your choice of a dedicated shopping experience at one of our boutiques, along with a $5 cookie dough card for each girl; OR a program provided by one of our program staff at your troop meeting!


Need to find cookies? Download the Cookie Finder App for your iPhone or Android, or visit girlscoutscookies.org


Above: Apalachin Girl Scout Brownie Troop 30026 at its 2013 Cookie Booth at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City.

Send your Cookie Booth photo  to
Kim Dunne, media manager. Submit clear, quality photos. Close-ups of activities make the best shots!
Join us on the Property Webinar: 3/19
On March 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.,we are hosting a webinar so members can hear a presentation from Bonacci Architects on the feasibility study they did on Camps Amahami, Comstock, Hoover and Trefoil.  Also learn of any decisions from the board on which one of these four camps is chosen for completion of a full master plan.   Reserve your webinar seat now at the date link:   Wed, Mar 19, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Listening tours are also being scheduled for early April in the Cicero, Auburn, Watertown and Binghamton areas.  All listening events will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Stay tuned for exact locations!

Apply for a Summer Campership!
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 the corners to turn pages.)

Do you need financial assistance to attend camp? Just fill out this form and submit it according to the options at the end of the form!  

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!
Boutique Item of the Week: Cookie Piggy Bank
This little piggy loves cookies and says so with a cookie message on both sides. Add this adorable pig to your cookie collection! Ceramic. 4 1/2" H. Imported.  $8
Trip Registration Deadlines 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
Enjoy a Program Today!  For more programs, visit our 
Reg Deadline
March 30
Gr K-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Binghamton, NY
Cinderella, The Ballet
Enjoy an afternoon at the ballet 
with Cinderella.
March 30.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
April 6
Gr K-5
Baldwinsville, NY
Smoke Tree Farm Horse Program
Come play with the horses!
March 24
April 10
Gr K-3
Endwell, NY
Save, Spend, Share
Learn how to manage money.
April 2
April 11-12
Gr K-12, Adults, Non-registered girls
Binghamton, NY
Binghamton Senators Girl Scout Sleepover
Cheer on the Senators and
have a party after!
April 9
April 12
Gr 8-12 and adults
Palmyra, NY
Gold Award Training
Prepare to Go for the Gold!
April 4
April 13
Gr 5-12
Baldwinsville, NY
Smoke Tree Farm Horse Program
Come play with the horses!
March 24
April 13
Gr 2-3
Oneonta, NY
Badge Day for Brownies
Earn the Dancer and Painting Badges.
March 31
April 13
Gr 4-5
Oneonta, NY
Badge Day for Juniors
Earn the Stay Fit and Jeweler Badges.
March 31
April 14
Gr 6-8
Utica, NY
Girls' Night Out
Join us for a "spa-themed" night out and bring a friend!
April 4
May 2 and 4
Gr 4-12, Adults
Keuka Park, NY
Starry Night Ropes Course
Experience a ropes course at night!
April 25

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


Central NY Science & Engineering Fair. March 30. Syracuse. Deadline: March 13. Details
Science Night at the Museum, D/Br. Binghamton. March 28-29. Deadline: March 14. Details
Science Night at the Museum, Jr/C. Binghamton. March 29-30. Deadline: March 14. Details
Gold Award Training, Cicero. March 18. Deadline: March 14. Details
Junior Detective. Canton. March 22. Deadline: March 14. Details
Veni.Vidi.Vici. Binghamton. April 26. Deadline: March 21. Details
Red Cross Babysitting Course. Hornell. April 5. Deadline: March 21. Details
Daisy/Brownie Outdoor Blast. Lowville. April 5. Deadline: March 21. Details
Welcome Back Bluebirds. Honeoye. April 5. Deadline: March 23. Details
Harlem Globetrotters in Binghamton. March 26. Deadline: March 24. Details
Gold Award Training, New Hartford. March 31. Deadline: March 26. Details  
Wild Side of Science. Alfred. April 6. Deadline: March 28. Details

The following programs are FULL!!!
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 

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