Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

On Your Mark, Get Set, Register!
The race to register for the 2017 Thin Mint Sprint is on. Bring your family and troop for a morning full of fun activities. You can register online to participate in the 5K or Tagalong Trot at your favorite race location (or all 3!)
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, Hollywood
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Halpatiokee Regional Park, Stuart
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach
The 5K is a chip-timed race. Awards will be given in 17 categories, and all finishers will receive a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. Also, all registered Girl Scouts will receive a fun patch. For additional information, see flyer here.

Register yourself, your troop, or your team today:
It's Adult Recognition Award Nomination Time! 
Now is the time to recognize an adult volunteer for their hard work and dedication that make Girl Scout experiences fun and positive! The Adult Recognition Award nominations are designed to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments that go above and beyond what is expected of our volunteers. The significance and impact our Girl Scout volunteers make cannot simply be measured in years of service but in the impact on the young women whose lives are enriched by the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The nomination link is now live! The time-frame for this nomination term is for services performed January 1 - December 31, 2016. Please note, some of the higher awards will ask for information prior to this time-frame. Get your reference letters ready and submit your nominations by March 15, 2017.

Please email with questions.
Reigning Girl Scout Cookie Eating Contest crowned Cookie King Again!
No one could take a bite out of the reigning Girl Scout Cookie Eating Contest Cookie King crown. Brian Shenkman has now kept his Cookie King title for the fifth year.

He was able to eat 24 cookies in 2 minutes and 36 seconds! Will he do it again next year? Or will you? Stay tuned.
Keep Girls Safe during Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program
It is Cookie Sale booth time again. While we want our Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program to be a positive and fun experience for our girls, we also want it to be a safe one. Keeping the girls safe at booths or any public place where they are selling cookies is of utmost importance. Please see the Safety Activity Checkpoints for Cookies.

For questions, contact Denise Fiorelli at
Show Us Your Blinged Out Booth! 
Love to showcase your Girl Scout style at your cookie booth? Want to show your customers that you are a #cookieboss? All you have to do is grab that big imagination, get creative and enter the GSSEF Bling Your Booth contest. This year's contest is 100-themed in honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies. The winning troop gets Bling Your Booth patches and a $250 gift card to the food or entertainment venue of your choice. Photos must be submitted by January 29 through our GSSEF app. Select the Bling Your Booth Tab on the bottom left of the App's home page. See the flyer here  for all the details on what you need to do and how to enter. Questions? Contact Melinda Glasco at

Community Service Opportunity in Boynton Beach  
Girl Scouts are invited to volunteer in this community driven event, Farm Share, on January 28th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

St. John's Missionary Church
900 Seacrest Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33435 

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party

Join us on Saturday, February 11th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for an afternoon of sips, sweets, and jewels at the Kendra Scott Boca Raton location. Kendra Scott offers jewelry, home decor, gifts, and beauty - just in time for Valentine's Day. Twenty percent of all the proceeds during this time will benefit Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.

Kendra Scott at Mizner Plaza
411 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33442 
American Honda Birdies For Children Through Feb. 22 
American Honda Birdies for Children program is a vehicle for local charities to team up with The Honda Classic and present their donor base with a chance to win a new Honda automobile, while at the same time, the charity benefits from the proceeds plus a 10% matching contribution courtesy of The Honda Classic.
Make a donation of $20 or more to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida and then guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2017 Honda Classic.

What can be won
Grand Prize: Brand New 2017 Honda Vehicle
The Grand Prize will be awarded to the donor who guesses the correct number of birdies.

*Note - In the event of a tie, a blind drawing from all correct guesses will determine the winner.

Several great prizes will be awarded based on a random drawing from all participants. (Donation not required to be eligible to win)

What number should I guess?
To help you along, here are the total number of birdies made in each of the last ten tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):

2007: 1,116 Birdies 2008: 1,144 Birdies 2009: 1,180 Birdies 2010: 1,181 Birdies 2011: 1,041 Birdies 2012: 1,279 Birdies 2013: 1,244 Birdies 2014: 1,363 Birdies 2015: 1,168 Birdies 2016: 1,246 Birdies

To donate today 
Donate online here.
Donation Deadline 
Deadline to donate is February 22, 2017 at 10 p.m.

GSSEF receives Nomination for a Publix Community Choice Award - Vote and Help Us Win
Help us take home the Gold! Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida has been nominated for a Publix Community Choice Award and you can help us win. How? Just cast your vote for Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. The winner will receive the coveted non-profit award, take home the gold statue and a $1,000 grant to help further their mission. Let's do this! Cast your vote today at
Join us for the 2017 Emerald Awards!
On Saturday, February 25th, join us at the Emerald Awards as we honor six Palm Beach County women who represent the national initiatives of Girl Scouts and serve as role models for today's girls.

This year's Emerald Awardees are:
Judith Selzer - STEM
Evelyn Flores - Financial Literacy
Dena Chislak - Healthy Living
Nancy Marshall - Environmental Leadership
Jocelyn Skolnik - Global Citizenship

A Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy will also be presented to Julie Rudolph.

The evening is complete with a complimentary cocktail hour, a wonderful chance drawing, silent auction, and a fabulous dinner and dance.

Get your tickets today here and help us celebrate these wonderful women. 
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. There is plenty of new  merchandise to check out.

You can also shop anytime by visiting our Online Store that is open 24/7.  

World Thinking Day Awards
On February 22nd of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries  celebrate World Thinking Day - that's one BIG celebration!

Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day by participating in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The World Thinking Day 2017 theme is "Grow."

The World Thinking Day award activities are designed to complement the
Girl Scout leadership journeys. The World Thinking Day award is now an
Official Award and, therefore, it may be worn on the front of the official
uniform sash or vest in the same area where the badges go, which is the
same side as the Girl Scout Council identification set.

Save on Cookie Merchandise
Have you shopped our Girl Scout merchandise store this cookie season? Now is the time! All of the 100 years of selling cookies merchandise is 20% off. Come shop before it's all gone.

*In store promotion and only on 100 years merchandise. See store for details.

Winter Bounce Back Coupon - February 1 - 17
Winter is in full swing so bounce back into the stores to see what's hot in February. It's a great chance to use the $10 off $25 coupon you earned earlier this month. Don't forget February 22nd is World Thinking Day.

Online Program Listings and Calendar 
Be sure to check out our online program listings and calendar here
t o see all the fun and exciting programs we have to offer. 
Program Spotlight

Mall Madness is Almost Here
Hear ye! Hear ye! Calling all Girl Scouts. There's only a few weeks left until our most popular Signature Program, Mall Madness, takes place at Coral Square Mall on Feb. 25. So we are giving you a shout out that you can still register for this jousting fun program here.

Are you looking for ideas on Renaissance inspired costumes to wear? Pinterest has many ideas on simple DIY costumes you can make with your troop such as a simple tiara, a princess hat, a foam sword, a cardboard armor covered in aluminum foil, fairy wings, flower halos etc... all make great costume ideas.

Not only will all your favorite stores be returning along, there will be new stores that will be open.Tilly's and Vans, Hot Topic, Disney Store, Claire's, Yankee Candle, Wet Seal, Justice are all part of the great line up.  Also, the entire food court will be open and the new Häagen-Dazs ice cream shop too.

For questions, contact Catalina Cano at

Home Scientist - An Eco-Action Workshop
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) presents Home Scientist, a Girl Scout Workshop, at the River Center in Jupiter on April 1, 2017. Girl Scouts will earn their Brownie Home Scientist Badge or Zinni's Daisy Petal. Girls will understand how scientists in our community and around the world help our environment, keep our water clean, and protect animals. To register, click here

Save the Date: Journey in a Day - April 22 
Be sure to save April 22nd for Journey in a Day, a GSSEF Signature Program. Girl Scouts of all age levels can participate. Registration begins March 1st. Additional information will be shared in upcoming issues of E-News. 
New Girls' Choice Badge Chosen 
The votes are in! Girls' Choice is by girls, for girls.The newest addition to Girls' Choice badges will be Troop Camping! Next, girls will be able to cast their vote for the badge design from February 13 to 17. The new badges will be available for Daisies through Ambassadors. Learn more here. 
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.         

Amanda K. from Troop 10442 presented the Mission Moment at this month's GSSEF Board of Directors meeting. Amanda kicked off the year by sharing her remarkable success in the Cookie Sale program. She's pictured here with CEO Lisa Johnson and Board Chair Lorna Brown-Burton.

These Girl Scouts had lots of 'reel' fun participating in the Society of Women Engineers Fish Like a Girl workshop at the River Center in Jupiter. Through  hands on activities, the girls learned not only how to fish but about conservation too.    

Taking the lead to go from Cookie Rookie to Cookie Boss, these Girl Scout participants in our Cookie Rookie program are sure to hit a grand slam during Cookie Season. Check out our Cookie Rookie Facebook Photo Album.   

Take a look at more photos of Girl Scout Adventures
Check-out GSSEF'S Flickr page. 

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