Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

July Closure Dates
July 25th - July 31st: Retail stores will be closed for Inventory 
August 3rd: GSSEF and both Retail Store locations will be closed for a Staff Meeting 
Register is Open for Girl Scouts Lead the Way Luncheon in Broward County!
Join us on Tuesday, September 12th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Signature Grand in Davie for a luncheon honoring inspirational women of Broward County. Awards will be presented to three professional women who are leaders in their industries and serve as role models for today's girls. Stay tuned for the announcement of our honorees!

We are excited to share that the event will be hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies Ellen Jaffe of Easy 93.1 and the Keynote Speaker will be Laurie Jennings of WPLG Local 10 News.

Register online today here -

Troop Leaders - It's time to complete your Troop End-of-Year Report!

Why do I need to submit an EOY Troop Report? 
The short answer is... It's required per Volunteer Policies and Procedures. But, this is why it's in there:
  • Doing so allows the organization to reconcile finances in preparation for our annual audit.
  • We want to know more about what troops are really doing in our communities.
  • We can use the information we gather to increase girl program offerings that appeal to our members at manageable price points.
  • The data can be used in grant applications to bring Girl Scouting to more girls.
There are consequences for non-compliance that you must be aware of which can include disbanding of the Troop and dismissal of the Leader (page 18, Volunteer Policies and Procedures).

But let's focus on the positive... even though it is required, we've made it convenient and easy so you can do it quickly and then get back to the fun stuff this summer!

Items you will need to complete the report
  • A saved bank statement: this can either be downloaded and saved from your bank's website, or scanned and saved to your computer. You will be asked to upload your troop's June bank statement to complete the report
  • A photo of your troop doing something fun: we want to see you in action!
  • A calculator, no worries, the math is simple!
  • 30 minutes or less to dedicate to completing the report.
Things to keep in mind
  • The WuFoo system does require the report to be completed in one sitting, and unfortunately does not allow you to save work and finish later.
  • If there's anything missing, the form will highlight these fields and prompt you to enter the information.
  • The form is user friendly and you can't break it!
  • When you click submit, your report will be sent via a secure server to Council.
  • The bank account and routing number is encrypted for your protection.
You will receive a confirmation message indicating successful completion of the form. Deadline for Troops to complete and submit their EOY report form is
July 31st annually.

One important note: Wufoo doesn't have the capability to 'stop and save' the entries. You must complete the form in one sitting, or risk losing data entered into the form.

Helpful tip: You may want to print the form, add your answers then go back in and fill in the electronic form. This lessens the time you spend 'in' the form online, and leaves you with a paper record of your answers for your file.

Accessing the form
You can access it 24/7 on our website on the Forms page and view it as many times as you need to before completing it. You can also print it, but remember, in order to be compliant with the policy, only electronic copies may be submitted to council. If you're all set now or if you just want to take a look, you can access the form directly via this link:

Additional information and assistance
You can watch a recorded webinar that walks you through the form. The webinar can be viewed here*:
*Please note, you will need to enter your name and email in order to view the recording. Keep in mind it is not necessary or required that you view the recording. 
If you've any questions about completing the report please email or contact your Volunteer Experience Manager. 
Megan Nole Volunteer Experience Manager - Treasure Coast 561-701-2881-
Candace Osias Volunteer Experience Manager - Palm Beach County 561-632-7965 -
Joanna Menard Volunteer Experience Manager - North Broward County 561-632-7809 - 
Yesenia Bonseñor Volunteer Experience Manager - South Broward County 561-701-0323 - 

Coming Soon: New Troop Camping Property Reservation and Travel Application Approval Process 
Your time is valuable and we are dedicated to finding ways to take up less of it for mundane (yet critical) tasks - and save more for having fun with you troop! We are in the process of streamlining the Council's property reservation system for our troops using GSSEF camp properties. The objective is to simplify the way troops reserve and pay for camp sites October 1st, 2017 through May 31st, 2018. The new process includes a calendar troop leaders can utilize to select a camp property, a date and the specific site - and pay for it all in one visit to the website.

This is in development right now and is scheduled to be available as of October 1st, 2017. GSSEF has retired the former platform, called the "Keep & Share Calendar" and removed it from our website.

Of course, the process for property reservation is just one part for leaders. Troops are also required to submit a Travel Application, too.

The Council's "Universal Travel Application" will be retired and replaced with a new camping travel app (new title hasn't been determined). This new camping travel application will only contain space for information required for approval of specific camping activities. To help leaders save even more time, GSSEF will designate one staff person as a contact, to provide answers to questions about camping on a GSSEF camp property. FAQs include questions about what campsites to select, clarification on Safety Activity Checkpoints, help understanding our GSSEF Policies & Procedures and great advice, too! 
Stay tuned to Linking Leaders for more details about how to use of both the new property reservation system and the new camping travel application. You may contact Cindy McHeran, or 561-427-0179 with any questions in the interim.
See you at camp!

Mascot voting is now open for the 2019 Cookie Season!
Just what furry friend will be the mascot that helps inspire girls for cookie season in 2019? Here's your chance to help us choose the mascot for the 2019 cookie season!
Vote now!

Find Your Fave Girl Scout Style 
Getting ready for your next awesome adventure? Find your fave Girl Scout style and swag at our Jupiter Retail Store to make it the best ever. Remember that our Broward County Pop-Up Shop is open now. There is plenty of new merchandise to check out. Questions? Please contact Jodi Potter at     

GSSEF Online Store Open 24/7 
can shop anytime by visiting our Online Store that is open 24/7. With the store's new responsive web design,you can easily shop from your mobile device or tablet.         

BIG Clearance Event at the Jupiter Retail Store 
A re you getting ready for your next Girl Scout    adventure? Go ahead, make your shopping list and bring it with you to shop our annual July clearance event. From now to July 24th, you'll receive an additional 20% off all clearance merchandise.

It gets even better!
When you spend $25 or more on regular priced merchandise, you'll receive a "Love" bag free. 
The clearance items are available at the Pop-Up Shop in Tamarac, too.

Get Your Gear and Swag for the Great American Eclipse before It's gone!
Get outdoors with Girl Scouts to celebrate the Great American Eclipse on null August 21st. Visit either our retail store location in Jupiter or our Pop-Up Shop in Tamarac to find all the tools you'll need to share this rare occurrence with your girls: eclipse glasses, a complete guide to the eclipse including start and end times, a map that shows you where to watch, and a specially-designed patch to commemorate this special event.

When you purchase a gift pack, you'll save $4.50. The Pack includes: book, map, and glasses (1 pair). There's even a patch for $1.50.

Semi-Annual Clearance Event! Now through July 17th!
Don't miss out on Girl Scouts semi-annual clearance event. Now is the time to stock up on your fave Girl Scout gear and swag. Save an extra 50% on clearance items that include accessories, apparel, fun-patches and pins, gifts and collectibles, and jewelry, at

Retail Store and Pop-Up Store July Closures 
Both store locations will be closed for inventory beginning July 25th to July 31st and will reopen on August 1st. Also, the stores will be closed on August 3rd for a staff meeting. Remember, you can always shop online.
Girl Scouts Take the Lead
Do you have photos from your troop or service unit activities or service projects that you would like to share? We'd love to give you a shout out.

To share your photos and activities, complete this short form here.        


Thanks to their super #cookieboss skills, Go-Getters of Troop 20093, used their cookie sale proceeds to travel to Girl Scouts Founder, Juliette Gordon Low's, birthplace in Savannah, GA for their end-of-year troop activity. The girls had an awesome time learning about the history of the Girl Scout Movement in the city where it all began.  

What do you get when you "blend" Junior Girl Scouts with Duffy's Foundation at Duffy's Sports Grill Test Kitchen? You get one AMAZING, delicious hands-on culinary learning experience! Participating Girl Scouts got the opportunity to acquire new cooking skills and earn their Junior Cooking Badge, too!
Take a look at more photos of Girl Scout Adventures
Check-out GSSEF'S Flickr page. 

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