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GSSEF Winter Break Schedule
Please Note: GSSEF will be closed for an all day staff meeting on December 20. In addition, GSSEF will be closed for Winter Break from December 21 to January 1. Normal hours of operation will resume on January 2.
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Don't Forget to use Amazonsmile for your holiday shopping and All Year-round!
It's a win-win for you and Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. Amazonsmile is the same Amazon that you know. When you use Amazonsmile, Amazon will donate a portion of the price of your purchases back to GSSEF. There is no cost or fee to use Amazonsmile, either.

Simply login in to your Amazon account using the Amazonsmile link - http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-0657327.

Save this link to your Favorites on your browser so you can use it during your holiday shopping, and all year-round, to help support girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place!

Happy shopping!

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Program Spotlight  
 
Nui Cookie Luau: Three Locations
Say aloha to our 2018 Nui (great) COOKIE LUAU program that is designed for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors. Whether you are a first time cookie seller or a cookie selling pro, this program is just for you. So, hula on over to a Nui Cookie Luau and learn all about creating your Girl Scout Cookie Business.  
  • Make and take decorations to wehi (to bling) your booth. Participate in a lole (costume) make-and-take so you can dress for cookie selling success. Enjoy a cool themed treat of Hawaiian shaved ice.
  • In celebration of our 2018 Sea Turtle cookie mascot, you will meet the requirements for the GSSEF patch program, Girls Scouts Love Sea Turtles.
  • While having all this fun, you will also earn your 2018 Cookie Selling Activity Pin and either the complete badge or parts of the following GSUSA Cookie Business Curriculum Badges:
    • Daisies will earn all of the Count It Up and all of the Talk It Up Badge components. Brownies will earn parts of the Meet My Customers, Philanthropy and all of the Give Back badges. Juniors will earn parts of the Cookie CEO Badge.
  • The Sea Turtle patch, cookie activity pin and GSUSA official badges are available for purchase at the Palm Beach County Retail Store and the Broward County Pop-Up Shop.
To register, visit the GSSEF Events Listing web page here
 
Three Locations:  
Saturday, January 13: Fort Pierce 
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County -The Williams Center
Turtle Program will be in partnership with the Manatee Observation and Education Center

Saturday, January 13: Juno Beach
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Loggerhead Park - GF Nelson Pavilion
 
Sunday, January 14: Dania Beach**
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Von D. Mizell - Eula Johnson State Park
** Join us early for a beach cleanup community service opportunity from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Dania Location only. Turtle Program will be in partnership with Under Blue Waters
 
      
Mall Madness Registration Opens December 1
Calling all Glow Getters! Be the first to register for Mall Madness when it opens for registration on December 1 at 10 a.m. Remember, VIP sells out quickly.

Get ready to get your Glow On! This year, Mall Madness will glow with excitement on February 24 - 25. Our new location at Pembroke Lakes Mall will feature new stores so you can shop for all your favorite things.There is extra program space to add even more fun to your fave lock-in.
  • Dance the night away to music from a great DJ, face painting and caricature artists (back by popular demand).
  • Glow your way to the slime bar and design your own slime. Strike a pose in our glow-in-the-dark photo booth.
  • Decode your way through a GLOW Scavenger Hunt and much more.
  • See the flyer here for additional details.
Ready, Set, Glow! Register on December 1 at 10 a.m. at www.gssef.org.


The Great Outdoors with Girl Scouts: December 16
In partnership with Kolter Homes, we invite you to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about Girl Scouts at Vizcaya Falls in Port St. Lucie. It is the perfect opportunity to introduce Girl Scouts to your friends. At this FREE open house style event, you'll have the opportunity to meet your local Girl Scout Council and learn more about the outdoors as you explore the nature preserve.This event is open to all registered and non-registered girls and their families.  
 
The event includes a showcase of National Girl Scout Outdoor Badges with activities that will allow girls to begin their Girl Scout career on-site as they earn components towards the new and current Outdoor Badges.  
 
Vizcaya Falls
1101 NW Vivaldi Ct
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
 
Questions? Contact Sabrina Seme at 561-402-4781 or sseme@gssef.org

                
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Congrats to the GSSEF Super League Members
Congratulations to the members of the new GSSEF Super League. Based upon the results of the Fall Product Sale Program, the top overall seller in each of the Service Units and the top three Council-level sellers for each of the nut/candy, magazine and SaveAround Coupon book categories have been rewarded with a spot on the Super League. The GSSEF Super-League will meet for the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 16. Three passes will be awarded to each Super-League member so your adult chaperone and your side-kick can join you for the fun. Each member will receive an email with additional information. 
 
Thank you for all the effort that you have put into this year's Fall Product Program. You have unleashed the Hero in you and reached your goal.

Congratulations to our 2017 GSSEF Super League. 
 
The Three GSSEF Council Top Sellers:
Nuts/candy category: Tiani O. of Troop 10010
Magazines category: Mia R. of Troop 20834
Coupon book category: Katie S. of Troop 22000  
 
Service Unit's Overall Top Seller:

Service Unit 
Name 
  Troop
Atikah
Niyah A.
10299
Blazing Star
Elora O.
12303
Everglades
S amantha M.
10269
G emini
Ellyn D.
40098
Hibiscus
Sofia S.
14504
Indian Treasure
Kelly S.
50733
Jupiter
Ava C.
20280
Kowechobe
Emily W.
10131
Leo    
Linda S.
20570
Luna
Emma P.
20816
Magnolia
Gabby N.
10067
Orange Blossom
Kari T.H.
10010
Pegasus  
Adeline G.
60013
Phoenix
Gianna R.
24112
Royal Palm
Katherine F.
14003
Sandy Beaches
Jeni R.
12101
Sea Star
Molly N.
30687
Sunchariot
Nina A.
20609
Sunny River  
Karley C. 
10515
Tri Star  
Holly S. 
20428 
Wildflower 
Jayna B. 
10514 
 
  
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Please help us in giving Danielle Crouch a warm welcome as she begins her journey into Girl Scouting as our Director of Special Events! She joins our Fund Development team and replaced Mandy Winkle who welcomed her baby boy on November 15. Danielle will be responsible for directing, planning and executing all of our Council's fabulous fundraising events.
 
Danielle holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and has three classes remaining in pursuing her MBA. She comes to us with over 15 years experience in fundraising and event planning. Organizations she's worked with include: American Cancer Society, CSC of Palm Beach County, Bank of America, Sun Sentinel, and most recently as Events Manager with Food for the Poor.
 
Welcome Danielle!
   
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2018 Thin Mint Sprint 5K: Registration Now Open  
 
Presenting Sponsor: 2018 Thin Mint Sprint
Register today for the Thin Mint Sprint 5K or the Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities.  
 
 
 
Again this year, there are three great race locations that you can choose from:
Major Sponsor: 2018 Thin Mint Sprint
Hollywood (April 7), Stuart (April 8) or West Palm Beach (April 14). You can register as an individual or register your troop/family as a team. Awards will be given in 17 categories, and all finishers will receive a box of Thin Mints.
 
For additional information, see the flyer here .
To register, click here 
 
 
   
 
 
All registered Girl Scouts (18 years of age and under) will receive the patch pictured to the left. 
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Thank You Kolter Homes  
Thank you to Kolter Homes for your presenting sponsorship of the Great Outdoors with Girl Scouts at Canopy Creek and Vizcaya Falls. Your generous support allows us to expose more girls to the outdoors and deepen their appreciation for nature.
 
 
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Pre-orders for the 2018 Cookie Sale Program begin
December 1
That's right! Girls can begin taking Girl Scout Cookie orders on their order cards on December 1. If your daughter is participating in the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program and has not received her order card yet, we ask you to reach out to your daughter's Troop Leader.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest financial literacy program for girls in the country. Through their participation, girls learn how to set goals and how to achieve them. This is the time when the troop needs to get together and set their troop goals, develop budgets and brainstorm together on ways to reach their goals. Cookie time is most visible when the girls are out selling the delicious cookies, but the planning stage begins now, and parents are the most important part of the program. So reach out to your Troop Leader and lend a hand. There are many ways in which you can help and support your Girl Scout during the Cookie Sale. Check out these Top 10 Cookie Customer facts and selling tips here.

Dates to Remember:
December 1: Order taking with the girl order card may begin
December 10: Girls are now able to set-up and access their Digital Cookie online store
December 15: The Digital Cookie Program launches
January 13-15: The Cookies arrive
January 18: The Cookie Sale begins
February 4: Bailout Day - make sure to stay in touch with your Troop Leader if you have any issues with the cookies you ordered. Past this date - the Troop has to pay Council for all cookies the troop has on hand.
February 11: The Cookie Sale ends - last day for cookie booths and walk-about sales.
 
Please honor the Girl Scout Promise by being honest and fair and not starting the door-to-door sale until the official beginning of the sale on January 18.
  
Let's have a fun, empowering and Turtle-y amazing 2018 Cookie Sale Program!


Meet the 2018 TURTLE-y Awesome Cookie Mascot 
The 2018 Cookie Sale Program mascot wants you to have a totally amazing cookie season. Meet your totally turtle-y awesome mascot here and see how she transforms into your cookie friend.

This year's mascot can be an inspiration to your troop to learn about sea turtles and add another layer of fun to the Cookie Sale Program. Did you know that Florida is one of the worlds preferred natural habitats for sea turtles?

There are many local organizations and programs dedicated to educating the public about sea turtles and the dangers humans pose to their environment.  You can plan a trip to one of the many facilities throughout our council where sea turtles are studied and helped; go to the beach to find sea turtle tracks or choose a project that will help the sea turtles and help make the world a better place for them.

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Kowechobe's Troop 10315 Invites You:  2018 Girl Scout Sock Hop 
Who: Registered Girl Scout troops of all ages and levels
When: Saturday, February 3, 2018 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: All Saints Family Center
10900 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351
Admission Fees: $5.00 per person
 
There will be advance tickets available for purchase at the January Kowechobe Service Unit meeting. The service unit will be meeting at the Plantation United Methodist Church Activities Center Tuesday January 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Girl Scout troops from all of the service units are welcome to purchase tickets at this meeting. To pre-order your tickets now, complete the ticket purchase form here.
 
Each admission Includes:  hot dog, chips, drink, snack, a dessert, and a chance to win a prize. Plus, enjoy the great music of Emcee and DJ Terry Duffy.
What you can purchase at the event: For nominal fees, at the event you can purchase additional drinks, additional snacks, custom patches, glow necklaces, glow bracelets as well as nail polishing and hair styling.
 
For additional information, see the flyer here.
 
 
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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.       
 
 
   
    
The Jupiter Retail Store has Moved (Same Plaza )  
The new address is 1232 West Indiantown Road Suite 105, Jupiter Fl 33458. Please stop by and visit our beautiful new store chocked full of awesome G.I.R.L. Gear.  
 
Questions? Please contact Jodi Potter at jpotter@gssef.org.     
      
      
 
 
Back to Troop Coupon: Redeem Until December 7
Did you earn a $10 Back to Troop coupon? If so, now is the time to redeem the coupon on your next purchase in the retail store. The coupon redemption deadline has been extended to December 7. It is good on any item in the store. There are no exclusions, except gift cards. Remember to bring your coupon with you. 
   
 
 
Gift Giving Ideas for the Holidays   
The holiday season is almost here. For that special Girl Scout in your life, w e have the perfect gifts to give this holiday season.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
Gifts under $10.00
These gift items are sure to bring a smile to someone's face. Think smiley faces, think emoticons! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
    
 
Gifts under $15.00
She can accessorize in Girl Scout style with these gift items. Head bands, hair ties, hair bows and accessories.
 
 
 
 
 
  
     
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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.
 
 
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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.        

        



Taking action to help local families and neighbors in need, these Go-getters of Troop 12512 participated in the GSSEF Council-wide community service project, Cozy Feets and Covered Seats. They collected items to donate to Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.
 
 
   
 
   
Taking action, these G.I.R.L.S from the Kowechobe Service Unit participated in Operation Christmas to bring smiles to many children across our area.
 
 
        
Take a look at more photos of Girl Scout Adventures
Check-out GSSEF'S Flickr page. 
 
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