A Weekly E-News Publication                                                                    May 14, 2014
In This Issue

 Has your early bird caught the registration worm?

In the Media
In addition to the Youth Homeless media clips above, this week has been ripe with Girl Scout news!

Girl Scout is Valedictorian
Hammond Journal

CEO Says Thanks for Buying Cookies
Eagle News

Girls Earn Awards
Ithaca Journal 

Herkimer Telegram

 Girl Awards
Oswego County Today 
Oswego County Weeklies   

Troop Thanks Cookie Customers
Ithaca Journal

Camp Trefoil Programs
Watertwon Daily Times
Seneca Daily.com 

Boutique Item of the Week
Compact Brush and Mirror
Brush up your good looks with this clever compact. Open and press: Up pops the handy brush. Fun Girl Scout design on front. Plastic and rubber. Glass mirror. 2 3/4 " x 2 1/2". Imported. $3   
Shop online!

NOTE: The Phelps Boutique's last day before summer closing is Thursday, MAY 15. Open 1-7 p.m.
Photo of the Week
Girl in Box at Youth Homeless Event
Two hundred Girl Scouts learned more about what it means to be homeless at the Youth Homeless Experience in Auburn this weekend.  Constructing shelters out of cardboard, hearing from speakers that deal with this part of our population and eating an "Oxfam Breakfast," was all part of the learning process.
Photo by Anita Leitgeb

Send your potential photo of the week  to Kim Dunne, media manager. Submit clear, quality photos. Close-ups of activities make the best shots!
Enter the Free Being Me PSA Contest!
Did you know that six out of ten girls stop doing what they love because they feel bad about the way they look?  That's why Girl Scouts of the USA, in partnership with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and Dove, has launched Free Being Me - a global leadership program for girls.  You can make a PSA that asks people to celebrate all different kinds of beauty!
Gold Award Class of 2014
We continue highlighting each of our Gold Awardees here:   
2014 Gold Awardee Mallory F.Mallory F. is a junior at Seton Catholic High School in Kirkwood, NY.  She worked with Catholic Charities to create the "Miracles in Backpacks" program.  Backpacks were filled with grade appropriate supplies for kids in grades K-12.  Her project was picked up by Girl Scout troops in Green Bay, WI!
2014 Gold Awardee Paige G.  Paige G. of Middlebury, PA is a senior at Wellsboro High School. She worked with the organization Shoes for Orphan Soles. Through her project she created awareness of the need for shoes for children throughout the United States and the world.
Volunteers of the Month
Congratulations to May's Volunteers of the Month! 
Tricia Garner, Ruth Howell, Carol Kelso, Amy Jones, Marcie Smith, Pricilla Larry, Kelly Wilcox, and Michelle Zandy.
Girls: Attend the National Leadership Institute!
The triennal conference for Girl Scouts 14 and older will be held in Salt Lake City, October 15-19!  The conference focuses on leadership skill-building activities tied to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  
Spend a Weekend with Top Women Execs
Have you ever wanted to run your own business or be an executive in a growing company? Perhaps learn a bit more about careers you're interested in?  Get a jump start on your future by learning from some of the area's top executives. They will put on their favorite T-shirt and hiking shoes and participate in fun traditional camp activities with you, from canoeing to hiking and more. Through mentoring activities and workshops, you'll get insights into the challenges and triumphs of these women and discover what life is like in their careers.
Are You 13-18? Go on a destination!

Know a 13- to 18-year-old, travel-loving girl who's looking to make the world a better place? There are still openings for the following summer 2014 destinations trips:


*A limited number of $500 scholarships from GSUSA's Elliott Wildlife Values Project are available.

Summer Camp Update          Brochure
What makes Girl Scout Camp different than
from other camps? At our camps, girls take a leading role in planning their camp week beginning at orientation on opening day!
Interested in sending your daughter to Camp Trefoil? 

The following camp sessions are already full!  
Camp Comstock:
Artisans, July 6-11,  
 Night Owls, July 6-11 
Camp Trefoil:
Intermediate Backpack Trip, July 27- Aug 8 ,     Outward Bound, Aug 3-8
Tree Huggers, both sessions: Aug 3-8, and Aug 10-15
Trefoil by Design, Aug 10-15
NOTE: A new Trefoil by Design program has been
added at Trefoil:
July 27-Aug 1.
Join us at our Trefoil open house on June 1 at 2 pm, followed by a meeting for first time camper parents at 4 pm

Deadline Extended to May 15 for Camp CEO!
Don't miss the great opportunity to spend a weekend with some of our area's top women!  

Almost full...get your registration in:
Camp Comstock:
Saddle Up, July 13-18 ,      Treasure Hunter, July 20-25
Camp Trefoil:
Nature Nuts, July 27-Aug 1,     Bring it On, Aug 10-15
Deadline to register for camp programs is May 22!

Programs Recently Added!  Visit our website regularly to stay informed!
Reg Deadline
July 15
Gr 6-12
Oneida, NY
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Learn the skills needed to be an effective
and fun babysitter.
July 1
Sept 6
Sept 20
Sept 27
Oct 4
Oct 11
Gr 2-12, Adults, non-registered girls
Mohawk, NY
Watertown, NY
Canastota, NY
Liverpool, NY
Out of Darkness Walks
The Out of Darkness Committee
needs walkers and volunteers.
Sept 1
Sept 12
Sept 15
Oct 4
Oct 11
June 21
Gr K-12, Adults
Geneva, NY
Paula Bunyan Day
A day of outdoor fun!
June 14

Deadlines Looming!
Programs below are listed in order of registration deadlines. 

Day on the Farm. Corning. May 31. Deadline: May 14. Details
Cable Carry Reenactment. Sandy Creek. June 7-8. Deadline: May 16. Details
Creatures and Fossils of NYS. Binghamton. May 24. Deadline: May 16. Details  
We Can't Wait to Celebrate. Geneva. May 27. Deadline: May 16. Details
We Can't Wait to Celebrate. Utica. May 28. Deadline: May 16. Details
STEM Kit Sampler. Oneida. May 21. Deadline: May 16. Details
Junior MOST Overnight. Syracuse. May 31-June 1. Deadline: May 16. Details
All Aboard True Love. Watkins Glen. June 7. Deadline: May 16. Details
Day on the Farm. Corning. June 1. Deadline: May 21. Details
All Aboard True Love. Watkins Glen. June 14. Deadline: May 23. Details
Artistic Treasures of Roberson. Binghamton. June 7. Deadline: May 23. Details
Cadette MOST Overnight. Syracuse. June 7-8. Deadline: May 23. Details
Mom and Me 1, Camp Trefoil. June 6-7. Deadline: May 23. Details
Mom and Me 2. Camp Trefoil. June 7-8. Deadline: May 23. Details
Syracuse Chiefs Game and Overnight. Syracuse. June 6-7.Deadline: May 23. Details
Serve a Meal to the Homeless. Syracuse. June 7. Deadline: May 27. Details 
New York State is Great, June 3 or 5 or 7 or 8. Corning. Deadline for all dates: May 28.
Art from Recyclables. Honeoye. June 13. Deadline: May 30. Details 
Play in the Dirt.  Harrisville. June 14. Deadline: May 30. Details

The following programs are FULL!!!
Roars 'n Snores with the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. May 17-18. Syracuse 
Rainbow World Jamboree. May 16-18. Camp Hoover
Day on the Farm. (AM session). May 17. Corning. 
Spring Critter Hike. May 17. Cortland
Highland Forest Trail Ride. May 18. Fabius
Boston Whale Trip. June 6. Boston  
Stream Monitoring. July 12. Geneva
 Cancelled programs 
Wildlife Habitat. Honeoye Falls. May 17.
Learn to Yoga. Palmyra. May 17
2014 Amahami Olympic Games. May 18
Horse Fan Fun Patch. Bloomfield. May 18
All Aboard True Love. Watkins Glen. May 31
Day on the Farm. Corning. May 31 (PM Session only)
Visit to Savannah, Georgia. July 7-11 

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