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Issue 83
March 29, 2014
A Message from the CEO

Dear Members, Volunteers, Parents, Alumnae and Friends of GSEP,


Spring is finally here, and what a busy March it has been! 


We want to thank you all for your hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm during this year's Cookie Season. We know the girls had lots of fun, and more importantly, gained hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial skills. 


It is always inspiring to see our Girl Scouts in action, and I was fortunate to join 175 girls - from Daisies to Ambassadors - at the Real Girls Social Impact Conference held on March 15 at Chestnut Hill College. 

It was a privilege to speak to the girls about social entrepreneurship and share my personal journey to where I am today. I reflected on the 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I was 16 and encouraged the girls to set their goals high, work hard, and follow their dreams. Check out photos from the day and learn more about the Social Impact Conference on our website


You can keep up to date on everything that's going on at GSEP by following us on Facebook and Twitter. And don't forget to let us know what you're up to as well! You can check out some of the accomplishments and photos that troops have shared with us recently at the end of this email.


Yours in Scouting,

Natalye Paquin 
Spotlight on... 

Volunteer Appreciation Week and Leader's Day


April is a special time when we thank our dedicated volunteers, whose tireless work make Girl Scouting possible. This month, show your troop leaders how much you value them during Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 6-12, and Leader's Day, April 22!


Leader's Day honors the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors to our Girl Scouts. This is a perfect time for girls, their families, and communities to pay tribute to the volunteers who make the Scouting experience so meaningful and successful! 


Consider writing a thank you note or giving a gift to your favorite troop leader. Our retail shops have lots of great Girl Scout gift options, or check out our Facebook page for creative hand-made gift ideas!

Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout!


Spring is here and it is time to get outdoors and make new friends (while keeping the old). Check out what's happening in April with the GSEP Alumnae Association. 


GSEP Alumnae Association's

 Young Friends Group volunteering at Cradles to Crayons.  

April 1 - Come join the GSEP Alumnae Association's Young Friends (18 - 35'ish) group at the Valley Forge Service Center for 'Tinis and Cookie Night from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


April 13 Spend the afternoon sipping tea at Camp Tweedale from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Download the flyer for more information.


April 27- Enjoy an afternoon of camp, sweets, and songs at Camp Laughing Waters from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Download the flyer for more information

To learn more about the GSEP Alumnae Association and the events listed 

above, visit http://www.gsep.org/volunteers/alumnae-association.php

Retail Corner

Girls Can Do . . . Absolutely Anything!
More than 100 girls learned that they have the power to pursue any career they want at a day-long event organized by the Wyomissing Junior Troop #189 at the Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center. Local Girl Scouts enjoyed fun activities on everything from robotics and math to health and sports.


All of the Girl Scouts wore tags that read, "I am a . . ." and attended workshops that encouraged them to try new things and imagine all of the exciting opportunities at their fingertips! 


What has your troop been up to? Email us at communications@gsep.org with photos and a description of your events and we'll be sure to share! 

Picture Place
Troop #1128 from Boyertown had a great time shopping for Birthday Bags for children who otherwise could not afford a birthday party. The bags included cake mix, icing, drinks and birthday candles! 


The girls from Troop #9937 had a blast selling cookies in Philadelphia during the Cookie Season. Great job ladies!


Troop #21004 themed their booth "Operation Cookies From Home" to show their support to our troops abroad!

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Share your stories! Send photos and details about your troop programs and activities to communications@gsep.org. We will do our best to include your news in an upcoming issue of E-News, but space limitations prevent us from posting all submissions.


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In This Issue
Volunteer Appreciation
Once a Girl Scout
Girls Can Do . . .
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