Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

Give a Box - Get a Box of Girl Scout Cookies: February 9  Give a Box Get a Box Help us reach our 2018 goal of sending 70,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to our brave soldiers!

What's on your dessert menu this Friday night?
Stop by your local South Florida Duffy's Sports Grill location* on Friday, February 9 from 5 - 9 p.m. and show your support for our Cookies for the Military campaign: Give a Box - Get a Box. For every box of Girl Scout Cookies you donate to our Cookies for the Military program, you will receive a FREE box of Girl Scout Cookies! See the flyer here .

*Excludes North Miami Beach and Melbourne locations

Online Donations  
If you can not visit a Duffy's Sports Grill location on Friday, you can still make a donation to our Cookies for the Military program!  Donate online to Cookies for the Military here

It's the Great, Big Grand Opening of our NEW Palm Beach Retail Store: February 10  
Come join the celebration and enjoy the BIG sale on Saturday, February 10th at our new Retail Store located at 1232 West Indiantown Road, Suite 105 in Jupiter at 10:00 a.m.

It's located in the same plaza as our former Council Service Center - you'll see this retail store is bigger, brighter and waiting for shoppers like you! The store will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We have amazing in-store specials, plus an official ribbon cutting, photos and complimentary snacks and beverages too. No need to RSVP... just swing by, take a look, shop the sale, say "Hello!" and celebrate with us!

Here's a peek at JUST SOME of the in-store specials from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 
  • FREE Girl Scout Emoticon Draw String Backpack to the first 50 registered girl members
  • Buy 4 Troop Number (patches), Get 1 FREE
  • Buy a Girl Scout Tunic (Daisy Only), Vest or Sash (All Grade Levels) and Get the matching Grade Level Council ID Patch Set FREE
  • Buy 3 Fun Patches, Get 1 Fun Patch FREE
  • Buy 1 Journey Book (Any series, All Grade Levels), Get 1 Journey Book FREE
  • All customers (from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.) are entered into a drawing for TWO Cookie Carts! Drawing held at 12:00 p.m.!

GSSEF Annual Council Meeting: February 17  
The Annual Meeting of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at our NEW GSSEF Administrative Headquarters located at 6944 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467. During this meeting, girl and adult delegates representing each Service Unit will vote to elect new members for GSSEF's Board of Directors and Board Development Committee. All girl members over the age of 14 years and all registered adult volunteer members are welcome to attend this meeting as visitors. There is no charge to attend. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and water will be served. RSVP is required to attend, as seating will be limited. Please email Suzanne Canter at no later than Monday, February 12, 2018 if you'd like to attend. We appreciate your commitment to Girl Scouting and look forward to seeing you.

Save the Date: GSSEF HQ Grand Opening Celebration
Please mark your calendars for the GSSEF Administrative Headquarters Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. immediately following the Annual Meeting. Join us for a family-friendly morning with music, a food truck, sweet treats, Girl Scout activities, tours and the official ribbon cutting. 

Only 4 More Days Left!
We are approaching the last weekend of our Turtle-y awesome Cookie Sale program! Remind your customers that now is the time to stock up (Thin Mints in the freezer are THE BEST!) or they'll have to wait 365 days before they can enjoy cookies again. Make sure you also tell them what you're going to be doing with your cookie sale proceeds. Customers love supporting girls with goals!
Did you know that if your Service Unit sells 3, 6 or 9 percent more than last year, your troop would bank 3, 6 or 9 more cents per box of cookies sold? That's an awesome way to get closer to your troop's goal! 
SeaWorld Cookie Reward  
Is your goal to be a member of the 2018 Extreme Team and sell at least 1,000 boxes of cookies? Maybe you're already there.

This year there is an awesome new reward to choose for girls that reach the 1000+ box level - the Girl Scout Jamboree at SeaWorld Orlando!
  • You will receive 2 tickets (girl + adult chaperone) to a sleepover like no other--surrounded by artic penguins or polar bears, manatees or sharks!  
  • The available dates to choose from are April 7, 2018, April 28, 2018 or May 12, 2018. The spots will be assigned on a first come basis and every effort will be made to accommodate your first choice of dates.
  • A list of documents required by SeaWorld will be emailed to each participant and all these documents need to be turned in in order to secure participation in the event. Please note that transportation to and from the parks is not included.
Cookies for the Military Rewards cookies for the military
Since 2009, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida has sent more than 391,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the women and men serving in the armed forces. This cookie season, our goal is to send 70,000 boxes to our brave soldiers. Support for our Cookies for the Military program has been outstanding so far and we hope to send a record number of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to our troops this year. We want to recognize your hard work with some turtle-y awesome rewards this year! CFM patch
  • 12+ CFM Boxes - Cookies for the Military Council's Own Patch CFM 
  • 48+ CFM Boxes - Altogether Awesome Bracelet Set and Special Thank You Certificate
  • 180+ CFM Boxes - Traveling Turtle Bag plus a chance for 10 randomly selected girls from this level to attend a special Care Box Packing program at Forgotten Soldiers.
Program Spotlight 
Journey in a Day 2018 - It's Your Planet, Love It!
  • Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts 
  • Sunday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Scouts
  • Camp Nocatee, 6009 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL 33440
Explore the It's Your Planet, Love It! Journey all in one day! This Journey gives all Girl Scout grade levels an opportunity to learn about environmental issues such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination and agricultural processes. Each girl will participate in workshops to complete her leadership awards. Spritz on some sunscreen, plan a picnic lunch and pack up for a fun-filled, environmental awareness day!

Registration begins March 1st at 10:00 a.m. Registration deadline is April 10 or upon reaching program capacity.

Only $30 for girls - includes snacks, beverages and program participation patch. Earned It's Your Planet, Love It! Badges will be available for purchase on- site. No tagalongs please.

Important Reminders! Bring your Journey book and lunch, Snacks provided. If you need a Journey book, they will be available on-site for $7.50 each. Participants must wear closed toe shoes. Please bring an umbrella/poncho and refillable water bottle. Because this is a day meant for girls to explore Camp Nocatee, parents are asked to drop off their girls for the day. Camp will be at capacity and we will be unable to accommodate additional adults. Carpooling is encouraged.

New This Year! A limited number of Cadettes will have the opportunity to apply to earn their LiA (Leader in Action) Award for the It's Your Planet, Love it! Journey. Cadettes will earn the Breathe Journey on Saturday, spend the night at camp and develop activities to lead younger girls through their Journey on Sunday. Interested parties must first register for the Cadette Breathe Journey on the activities page of the GSSEF website. An application will be attached to the Cadette Registration page. Each girl who is interested should complete the application and essay questions and submit as instructed. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all spaces have been filled. Cost for the LiA program is $15 per girl and includes dinner, breakfast, event t-shirt and LiA patch. For questions regarding this process, contact Mica Minor at  
Volunteers! We're looking for volunteers to help as facilitators, group leaders and more on both Saturday and Sunday at Journey in a Day. Please note: all volunteers must be registered adults. To volunteer, contact Catalina Cano at

For questions or more information, contact Mica Minor at


NU2U Troop-Camping is Open for Junior and Cadette Troops, March 3-4  
Our inaugural NU2U program was held last month at Camp Welaka! Brownies and Juniors had a great time learning how do conduct a flag ceremony and a flag retirement. They also made solar ovens, cooked over a fire, hiked to the Catwalk, participated in archery and canoeing , and learned camp songs around a campfire.
NU2U is designed for troops that are new to camping. The on-site volunteer team will provide your troop with meals, outdoor-themed program, as well as songs, laughter and FUN!
If you missed it, don't worry! The next NU2U designed for Juniors and Cadettes is scheduled on March 3-4, at Camp Welaka.
NU2U is your chance to go troop camping with our volunteer pros! Register now for an expertly guided one-night troop camping event at Camp Welaka for Junior and Cadette Troops. 
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! This program is designed for girls and leaders who are ready to take the first "steps" into the amazing world of camp, yet have little or no camping experience.
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. Packing list and confirmation packets will be sent via email a week prior to the program.
NU2U allows female chaperones only. Please refer to Volunteer Essentials Manual for information about the appropriate ratio. Space is limited for this program; troop leaders and troop volunteers will be limited so the program can serve as many girls as possible. Register today!  

New Destination Just Announced!
GSUSA has unveiled a new Destination entitled "Astronomy Adventure at Pine Mountain Observatory" at the University of Oregon to be held July 10-14, 2018.

This year, Girl Scouts can observe the night sky with bona fide astronomers while camping in the beautiful Deschutes National Forest of Central Oregon, thanks to the "Reaching for the Stars" grant from NASA and in partnership with the SETI Institute.

As part of the experience, a group of ten high school Girl Scouts will learn how to operate mountaintop telescopes, collect and manipulate data to form images, and enjoy space science activities that will hone their STEM skills and possibly inspire eventual careers in astronomy.

Girl Scouts must be at least 15 years old at the start of the Destination and must still be a high school student for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Learn more by visiting this link: Applications are due by February 10, 2018. 
It's Never to Late to Spring into Girl Scouts
Join us on Saturday March 24, 2018 at Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale for a fun-filled, family-friendly free afternoon of Girl Scout activities. There will be trunk-or-treat, a scavenger hunt and bounce house, a costume contest and drawings throughout the day. And Girl Scouts, if you bring a friend and they register for Girl Scouts at the event, you get a free $5 gift card. For additional information, see the flyer.  
Questions? Contact Jeanette Jones at

Even More Ways to Join Girl Scouts        
In a world full of boys' clubs, Girl Scouts gives her one of her own. Here she is never a co-star, always the lead. Our one-of-a-kind programming and all-girl, girl-led environment is the single best place for her to learn, grow, and thrive. It's been proven time and again. Want to learn more and register to be part of this amazing organization?
Then join us at an upcoming Girl Scout recruitment event:

Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Welleby Lakes Club Apartments
10931 NW 39th St.
Sunrise, FL 33351
For additional information, see the flyer here
Saturday, February 10, 2018
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
CW Thomas Park
800 NW 2nd St.
Dania, FL 33004
For additional information, see the flyer here.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Register!
The race to register for the 2018 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!)

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, Hollywood


Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach


Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Halpatiokee Regional Park, Stuart  


 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. And girls, make sure you practice so you can earn the "I Beat the CEO" patch. For additional information, see flyer  here . Register yourself, your troop, or your team today. Click here .

Find Your Fave G.I.R.L. Gear  
Getting ready for your next awesome G.I.R.L. experience? There are many ways you can shop to keep your Girl Scout ready and excited for her next Girl Scout adventure. Our Palm Beach County Retail Store and Broward County Pop-Up Shop carry everything to meet all of your Girl Scout needs all year long.   
GSSEF Online Store Open 24/7 
You can shop anytime by visiting our Online Store that is open 24/7.      


Happy Valentine's Day  
We have a sweetheart of a deal on the sweetest day of the year! Come shop at the GSSEF Retail Store on February 14th and receive 14 percent off your entire purchase.

*Some exclusions, see store for details.     

World Thinking Day & Global Action Awards
Each year on February 22, Girl Scouts participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. It is a special day in the Girl Scout year when we remember we are part of a worldwide movement. 

The 2018 World Thinking Day Theme is Impact!
This year, we'll celebrate the Impact that the movement brings in the lives of our members and their communities. Let's celebrate, learn about and participate in all of the amazing ways our global movement has impacted each of us in our communities.
Each year, Girl Scouts of all grade levels can earn the Global Action award. This award emphasizes the WAGGGS sisterhood (146 countries strong) by encouraging girls to work together to make a difference as they support an issue that affects girls and women around the world.

In 2015, the U.N. community came together to form the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-a set of 17 ambitious goals aimed at ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and curbing climate change by 2030. Starting this year, as they work to earn their Global Action award, girls will learn about the SDGs and related challenges locally and globally. They'll join their sisters worldwide to take action in support of this important global agenda.

Both the World Thinking Day and Global Action awards are Official Awards and therefore may be worn on the front of the Official Uniform sash or vest and placed where other earned badges are worn.
2018 American Honda Birdies for Children Donation Link is OPEN!
American Honda Birdies for Children program is a vehicle for GSSEF to team up with The Honda Classic and present you with a chance to win a new Honda automobile.Your donation will be matched at 110% courtesy of The Honda Classic. The minimum donation is $20 for which you will receive one guess. Any size donation can be given through this link and GSSEF will receive an additional 10% on each gift! Donations can be made through late February. Click here to donate.
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.        


Participating in their annual Operation Gratitude, Girl Scouts Troops in Broward County enjoyed creating sweet treats with attached well-wishes and delivering them to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Brooke and Andi from Troop 30028 took advantage of Super Bowl Sunday and offered their customers the perfect dessert for any party -- cookies! 


Troop 30305 took part in their SeaStars Service Unit annual food drive for the House of Hope. This is the 4th year that the troop has participated in the food drive. These Go-getters really enjoy doing their part to help local families in need.
Take a look at more photos of Girl Scout Adventures
Check-out GSSEF'S Flickr page. 

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