Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

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 Please Note: GSSEF will be closed for a staff meeting on Thursday, October 12. The Jupiter Retail Store and the Pop-Up Shop in Tamarac will be open.

 
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NEW STREAMLINED Process for Reserving GSSEF Campsites: It Will Make Your Life Easier   
We are very pleased to announce that  you can now reserve and pay for a campsite online! You will not only be able to select your site and specific weekend from the Events and Activities Listings, you may also reserve and pay for archery time, canoeing time and pool time - all of this in ONE computer session.

Troop Leaders Guide for registering for GSSEF Troop Camping Weekends 
   
PLEASE NOTE: This process is for making a reservation for a campsite only. Submission of a Travel Application for GSSEF approval of the activity, as well as submission of a Participant Roster is required no less than 21 days prior to your camping date.
 
There is a brand new Troop Camping Travel Application and Participant Roster that has been created specifically for troop camping. This is a fillable form designed to be emailed to GSSEF Operations Manager, Pam Ashworth, pashworth@gssef.org.

The Troop Camping Travel Application and Participant Roster will be located on the GSSEF website in the Forms section under the Frequently Accessed Forms section. In addition, they will be attached to each troop camping weekend "campaign" so when you make a reservation for troop camping, the forms will populate in the leader's "MYGS" community with the registration.


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Seeking Adult Volunteer Help at Camp Nocatee!
We need adults who own and know how to safely operate their chainsaws to come out to Camp Nocatee to help Camp Ranger Steve Woodby cut up hurricane-damaged trees and stack the wood into piles. Steve estimates that 40% of our trees came down and most local tree services are currently under contract with Glades Electric. Camp Nocatee is closed to camping.

We welcome adults who have chainsaws, and can be given direction by Steve and go do the work. This IS NOT a girl event (it is too dangerous) nor is it an organized work day - this IS a come-when-you-can activity. GSSEF will provide fuel and bar &chain oil, but we request you provide your own food and drink.

Please call Steve Woodby directly to make arrangements, 561-301-9766. Thank you so much!

Contact Cindy McHeran, cmcheran@gssef.org if you have any questions.


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Introducing the New GSSEF Blog
A new Girl Scout year! A new GSSEF blog! From program details to news stories about troops in our council, our new blog has the scoop on all things Girl Scouts in Southeast Florida!  
 
Check it out today at www.gssefblog.com and don't forget to follow the blog to receive updates.     
 
 
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GSSEF Media G.I.R.L.z Team: Join This Year's New Team
Shout out to Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors! GSSEF is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Media G.I.R.L.z Team! Do you love talking about Girl Scouts and aren't afraid to be in front of a camera? We're looking for up to 15 G.I.R.L.z who ooze courage, confidence and character to be a member of the 2017-2018 Media G.I.R.L.z Team. During this year-long program, Media G.I.R.L.z will be the official girl faces and voices of GSSEF.

We invite you to apply online by completing the form here. Applications are due WEDNESDAY, October 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. For questions, contact Melinda Glasco at mglasco@gssef.org.
  
 
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NU2U Troop Camping: October 21 - October 22
Is troop camping new to you? Maybe you're been interested in taking your troop camping but don't know where to start. Whether you want to learn or troop camp with expert guidance, NU2U is the perfect pick!

NU2U is a brand new outdoor Council program and your chance to go troop camping with our volunteer pros! This program is designed for Brownie and Junior level troops and leaders who are ready to take the first "steps" into the amazing world of camp, yet have little or no camping experience. Register now for an expertly guided one-night troop camping event at Camp Welaka.

Leaders can see the basic how-to's while girls hike, swim and canoe. NU2U also offers archery, fire building, outdoor cooking, cool crafts and warm s'mores!

Troop leaders will provide adult to girl ratio. The troop camp trained (TCT), First Aid certified adult, lifeguard, and canoe and archery instructors are provided. Lunch, snacks and dinner (Saturday) and breakfast and lunch (Sunday) are all included. Accommodations are in cabin units. Program begins at 9:30 a.m. Find and register your troop for NU2U on our website and through the MYGS portal.

Register here. Registration cost: $30 per girl. $20 per adult.
  
   
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On the Move at GSSEF 
 
      
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Lastree Lemene to our Member Engagement team as the Recruitment Manager for Palm Beach County! Lastree began her Girl Scout journey on Monday, September 18 and comes to  us with a recruitment background from Big Brothers Big Sisters where she also began and still continues to be a Big Sister.
 
Lastree is a 7 year Palm Beach County resident. She grew up in Petion-Ville, Haiti, and moved to Gainesville, Florida at the age of 16 where she completed her high school studies. Lastree attended and graduated from the University of Florida and proudly represents her alma mater and the orange and blue every opportunity she gets!  Lastree's passion has always been to help and empower children, and one of her favorite quotes is "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
   
Lastree will be covering Jupiter, Tri-Star, Leo and Sunchariot Service Units, and will be attending meetings in the upcoming weeks as she continues her on-boarding and trainings.  
 
Welcome Lastree!
 
     
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The 2017 Fall Product Sale is On: Use Your Voice
The Fall Product Sale is underway through November 15. The girls are out Unleashing the HERO Inside to achieve their goals.

Help your favorite Girl Scout reach her goals and continue to promote this delicious opportunity to earn funds for the troop and empower the girls with this fun program.

This year, we have a new Council's Own patch to POWER ON the Off-Line sale: Our Beautiful "Use Your Voice" Patch.

To earn the patch, a girl must sell 25 items on the order card using her voice, persuading her family and friends and demonstrating her knowledge of the product. Online sales do not count. For additional information, see the flyer here.

There's still time to participate in the Fall Product Program and earn this fun Council's Own patch, be Fearless and reach your goals.

For questions, contact Gabriella Gaita at ggaita@gssef.org.  
 
 
 
Power On your Fall Product Sale with the 59-Minute Quick-Start Program
The 59-minute quick-start program is a fun meeting component.
The girls will gather as a troop to call their friends and family to quickly start their online program.  
 
There is a special patch for all the participants (and a $20 gift card for all the leaders). The guidelines can be found on the flyer here
 
 
 
      
 
The Fall Product Online Program Feature  
The online order program teaches girls online marketing skills. The online feature is meant to reach those customers you would not normally reach through our family and friends campaign.  
 
For additional information, see the Online Program Flyer. Learn more here.
 
 
Questions? Please contact Gabriella Gaita at ggaita@gssef.org or  
561- 427-0180.
 
       
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Find Your Fave G.I.R.L. Gear  
Getting ready for your next awesome G.I.R.L. experience? Find your fave Girl Scout style and swag at our Jupiter Retail Store and r emember that our Broward County Pop-Up Shop in Tamarac is open now. 
 
 
Don't forget we are open every Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. during the month of October. Questions? Please contact Jodi Potter at jpotter@gssef.org.     
 

GSSEF Online Store Open 24/7 
You
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.  
 
Girl Scouts Fall Catalog
Check out the new Girl Scouts Fall Catalog offerings here.  
 
 
You're Invited: Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday Bash 
Stop by either the Jupiter Retail Store or the Pop-Up Shop in Tamarac on Thursday, October 28 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) and help us celebrate Juliette Gordon Low's birthday. It's a great time to check out all the awesome new merchandise in the store. Select a Juliette Gordon Low patch with a surprise discount inside and receive up to 30% discount on your entire purchase. In store only, no phone orders and one per customer. See store for details.  
 

Get Ready for Back to Troop - Coupon Extended Until October 28
It's that time of year when office supply stores are full of parents and students buying notebooks, pens and crayons to prepare them for a new school year. Don't forget that besides new school supplies, you'll also need all your Girl Scout gear because your next Girl Scout adventure is ready and waiting for you.

To help you get started, the GSSEF Retail Stores are running a Back to Troop promotion. Spend $75 or more on a single transaction through October 28, 2017 and earn a $10 coupon. The coupon will be valid on one in-store purchase of $25 or more November 1, 2017 through November 21, 2017.*
 
See stores for details. 
   
 
Girl Scout Starter Kit includes an Emoticon Bag while Supplies Last
Are you getting ready for a new year of Girl Scout adventures? A great item to add to your shopping list is a Starter Kit or Essentials Kit that has everything you need to get your Girl Scout year started right. It also includes a super cute Emoticon drawstring bag while supplies last. For additional information, see flyer here
 
               
   
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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.        


 
     
G.I.R.L.s in Troop 30143 renewed their commitment to the Girl Scout Law and Promise during a special re-dedication ceremony. Over the summer the troop bridged from Cadettes to Seniors.They each lit a candle to symbolize entering the new world of Senior Girl Scouts. A necklace with a gold key charm was given to them as a reminder of their commitment to Girl Scouts. 
     
    

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