Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

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Mark Your Calendar!  
You don't want to miss any of the great things happening at GSSEF.
Please Note: GSSEF will be closed for Summer break between July 1st - July 9th. Staff will be off during this time. Please make arrangements prior to July 1st if you need to have any paper work approved or assistance.
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Tell Us Why Your Dad Is An Awesome Girl Scout Dad  
With Father's Day just around the corner on June 18th, here's your chance to let your dad know just what an awesome Girl Scout dad he is. We're featuring a special Father's Day weekend tribute to Girl Scout dads on our Facebook page.
 
To participate, just email a photo, troop number and names to kdillon@gssef.org of you and your dad sharing a Girl Scout experience along with a caption completing this sentence:
 
"My Dad Is An Awesome Girl Scout Dad Because..."  Photos and captions deadline has been extended to June 16th.
 
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Our Foundation is YOU! Essay Contest: Keep the Entries coming in!
The entries are pouring in! We want to hear from even more of our girls and adult volunteers with your essays, too!

Did you know? Our newly-purchased administrative headquarters has an unfinished first floor. One of the very first parts of the build-out process will be to lay the foundation. That's why we are taking this unique opportunity to reflect on our work as a staff team and remember why we need an office in the first place. The answer is: you! Our members are the foundation on which all of our ideas, plans, tactics, goals and successes are built.

We invite you to become a part of this next step for our Council by contributing to both the "underlying below ground level" of this building and the "underlying basis" for our work within it. Adult volunteers and girl members are asked to answer one of the questions below with a short essay (please do not exceed 300 words) and return entries to: foundation@gssef.org by June 30, 2017.

Adult Volunteer Essay Question:
How do you build a strong foundation for girls, and our entire world, by volunteering in Girl Scouts?

Girl Member Essay Question:
How are you building a strong foundation for your future by being a Girl Scout today?  

One adult volunteer essay and one girl member essay will be selected to represent all of GSSEF as the foundation of our new venture and this building by having their words live forever, sealed and placed into our actual foundation, before the new concreate is poured. Winners will be announced in July. We will invite the two winners to join our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening Celebration (in 2018) to read their essays.

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Save the Date - 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.

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.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our honorees and ticket information.
 
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"Seas" the Day and Vote on Your Fave Girl Rewards for the
2018 Cookie Sale 
Turtle-y awesome news is around the corner... would you help us build an exciting Reward Program for our next year's Girl Scout Cookie Sale Season?

The sneak-peek of the 2018 Girl Rewards is here and we want you to tell us your faves. Look at all the fun possibilities and VOTE. Just "seas the day" and participate in the Rewards Online Voting Survey. Parents, please help your girl with completing this survey, too.

We want to get your input to have all your favorites waiting for you at our next Cookie Sale Program!


Cast your vote here - 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GirlScoutsSoutheastFlorida. The survey is open through July 7th.

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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. Questions? Please contact Jodi Potter at jpotter@gssef.org.     
 

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



 
    

Proud to Be a Girl Scout Dad  
We know your father is proud to be a Girl Scout dad! Here's a way to let the world know! Check out these awesome dad T-shirts imprinted with "I'm a Girl Scout Dad", "Awesome Girl Scout Dad" or "Man Enough to be a Girl Scout". This weekend is Father's Day - don't miss your last chance to buy dad that special T-shirt and receive 10% off.





Get Outdoors with Dad in an Out-of-This-World Way
Do you have a father who is just out-of-this-world? We have the perfect gift for an activity that you can do together. There is even a patch!

Get outdoors with dad for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st. Plan ahead and get prepared with all the tools you'll need to share this rare occurrence with your girls: eclipse glasses ($2.50), a complete guide to the eclipse including start and end times ($12), a map that shows you where to watch ($10), and a specially-designed patch ($1.50) to commemorate this special event. Buy a gift pack and save $4.50. Pack includes: book, map, and glasses. Hurry, and buy the kit before they are gone. Only a few are left. 
 
 

Get ready for July's BIG Clearance Event
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 July 10th - 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 one of these "Love" bags
free! See all the details here.



Badges Prices increase on July 1
Whether you're finishing a badge this year or planning what badges you want to earn this  next year , now is the time to purchase them. All earned badges are still only $2.00. Prices will be increasing on July 1st, 2017. No returns will be accepted after June 29th, 2017.



Summer Closures 
Just because we're closed doesn't mean you can't shop 'til you drop online.

July 1st - July 9th: Summer break
July 10th: GSSEF and Retail Store re-open 
July 25th - July 31st: Retail store closed for Inventory 
August 3rd: Staff meeting 
 
            
Kiwanis Club of Riviera Beach President, Anna Harper (pictured left) with Chief Development Officer, Sara Nunez (pictured right).
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GSSEF receives a Contribution from Kiwanis Club of Riviera Beach

Sara Nunez, chief development officer for GSSEF, was a featured Program Speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Riviera Beach and gave an update about their program partnership with our organization.

The program currently serves over 450 girls in the Riviera Beach community. Sara received the Kiwanis Club of Riviera Beach annual contribution of $2,000 (since 2000, $34,000) from Club President Anna Harper. 
 

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Relevant and Resonant: Girl Scouts Ranks #2 on World Value Index 
From Girl Scouts of the USA Blog - June 8th:
"GSUSA is honored to be recognized on the 2017 World Value Index as the second most valued brand in the world," said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. "For more than a century, we have been cultivating girls to serve as female leaders poised to smash glass ceilings and stereotypes across all industries around the globe. We are proud of Girl Scouts who are making a difference in their communities and who have, thanks to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and our caring adult volunteers, gone on to assume leadership positions in the United States and around the world." Sylvia Alcedo - GSUSA CEO
         
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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.        


   
     

Troop 21108 spent the first day of summer vacation volunteering at Feeding South Florida. These Go-Getters participated in the kids stop summer hunger program. The troop delivered their Feeding South Florida donations and were able to see what happens after donations are dropped off. The girls inspected, sorted, and packed over 750 pounds of food in 1.5 hours.







On the road to Gold! Congratulations to the Go-Getters of Cadette Troop 11031 for earning their Girl Scout Silver Award. Their Silver Award project focused on tutoring and assistance with field trips and birthday parties for under-privileged children through AEF Schools LEAPS outreach program. They collectively volunteered more than 350 hours. Now they are excited to begin working on their Gold Award!. 





Go-Getters of Troop 20441 Mariner Scout Ship Sea Cloud used their Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program proceeds to fund a unique travel experience. They spent five days in San Francisco. These Seniors and Ambassadors used only their feet and all public transportation to visit the Maritime museum and toured historic ships, learned about Gold Rush history, toured the cable car museum, Chinatown, the Exploratorium, and Alcatraz Federal Prison, and more.They learned how important it is to be responsible for themselves, as well as the importance of collaboration and trust in each other. 
 
 
        
Take a look at more photos of Girl Scout Adventures
Check-out GSSEF'S Flickr page. 
 
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