Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

A New Girl Scout Year Begins October 1. Don't get locked out - Renew Now!
A new Girl Scout year begins on October 1.  If you have not renewed for next year then you will be locked out of your MyGS community, including access to your troop roster, and Volunteer Toolkit on October 1.  In order to ensure uninterrupted access to these features, renew your membership and role as troop leader today!
The process is fast and easy! Follow these five easy steps:
1. Go to and go to your MyGS community (click on the yellow MY GS in the upper right corner of the homepage).  
2. Click the Member Profile button in the drop down menu. Enter your login credentials. If you need help with your login, please contact  
3. In the upper right hand corner, make sure you have selected Next Year in the drop down box.
4. Select Renew, from the drop down under the Renewal Choice column to renew your membership and position as troop leader to ensure uninterrupted access to MyGS and Volunteer Toolkit features. If you hold multiple positions, including multiple troop leader roles, be sure to select Renew for each one.
5. Enter payment information, review your order and print your itemized receipt. Happy New Year, you're all set!
Please note: With our membership registration system, adults that renew membership and select a role that requires a background check will be automatically prompted to complete a background check if they are due for an update. Per GSUSA, background checks must be renewed every three years.
If you need to update your background check simply follow the automatic prompts (and be sure to look for an email from in your inbox and SPAM folders to complete the process). You will not have access to your MyGS community until the background check is complete. 
If you have any questions, or need help renewing your membership for next year, please contact
We can't wait to have you join us for a great new year of Girl Scout adventures!

Post-Hurricane GSSEF Property Update
We hope all of our members stayed safe during the hurricane and that your  recovery and repair process is going smoothly. We are pleased to share that the Jupiter Service Center and Retail Store, Broward Administrative Office and the Broward Pop-Up Shop sustained no damage and have been operating business as usual since last week. Additionally our new GSSEF Administrative Headquarters in Lake Worth was equally as lucky and only has some minor landscaping repairs. The construction and on-site work is continuing as planned.
Although on our camp properties we did see some damage, we are very lucky to have avoided the type of damage that a direct impact might have created.
Camp Nocatee in Clewiston sustained a significant number of dow ned tre es. Camp Ranger Steve Woodby estimates that 40% of the trees fell due to the  sustained, high winds. Two cabins at Site 3 were severely damaged by falling trees. Steve is in the process of contacting tree service contractors for quotes and timelines to cut and remove these trees and others that block roadways and sites.
Although the Ranger's House, Founder's Hall, Cook's Cabin and other buildings at the front of the property lost power during the hurricane, power was restored to that area on September 18. Additionally, the majority of electrical transformers that feed power to the camp sites were damaged beyond repair. Several power poles fell down and will require replacement. This is the responsibility of Glades Electric, who estimates that all repairs will be completed and power should be restored in approximately six weeks. Due to this, GSSEF must temporarily close Camp Nocatee, and anticipate re-opening at the beginning of November. The only Service Unit that had a Camporee scheduled during this time is Phoenix. That Service Unit team has already been contacted and has opted to move their event to an alternate county park.
Camp Welaka in Jupiter sustained minor damage throughout the property. Examples include six bathroom and shower doors blown, two bathroom doors destroyed beyond repair, one shower wall destroyed, twelve broken windows, two roof turbines damaged beyond repair and two metal cabin roofs damaged. Unfortunately, we must also temporarily close Camp Welaka while repair and replacement work takes place. At this time, we anticipate re-opening Camp Welaka in mid-October.
Troop Camp Training (TCT), originally scheduled at Camp Nocatee, will now be offered at Camp Welaka on October 14-15, as Camp Nocatee will still be closed. Our adult volunteers will be able to register for this training via the GSSEF website next week. We will also be able to keep the planned work day with the FPL/Next Era "Women In Energy Group" on Saturday, October 14, as well as proceeding with the new Council-led Camporee for Brownie and Junior grade-levels scheduled for October 21-22. No Service Unit events were affected in this timeframe.
Please keep in mind that the timelines for reopening our camp properties are tentative based on the current information we have. As work is completed, we will share an exact date of re-opening. If you have questions about any of the properties, please reach out to Cindy McHeran at
Program Spotlight

#BeHEALTHful - Coral Springs and West Palm Beach  
Our brand new signature program is quickly approaching on October 14 in two locations beginning at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Earn badges in sessions led by Baptist Health South Florida and Palm Beach Children's Hospital's team of health experts. Nurses, doctors, dietitians, exercise physiologists and mental health specialists will lead fun and educational programs.  

Daisy through Senior Girl Scouts will earn one badge and one patch each. Ambassador Girl Scouts and adults will have the opportunity to register for CPR certification.
  • Daisies: Health and Food Knowledge Badge and Strong Girls Health Kids Patch
  • Brownies: My Best Self Badge and Strong Girls Healthy Kids Patch
  • Juniors: Staying Fit Badge and Strong Girls Healthy Kids Patch
  • Cadettes: Eating for Beauty Badge and Mental Health Awareness Patch
  • Seniors: Women's Health Badge and Science of Style Badge
  • Ambassador and Adults: First Aid/CPR Certification
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors: $20 per girl
Ambassadors and Adults: $40 per person (includes certification)
For additional information see the flyer for each program: 
 Register here.
We are in search of adult volunteers at each #BeHEALTHful location. If you would like to volunteer, please email .
Movie Mania returns to the Big Screen  
This up all night movie lock-in party is sure to bring out your inner movie hero! WOW! Enjoy music from a great DJ, choose from several movies (both new releases and some great kid-friendly classics) and party the night away! There will be an exclusive showing of Coco at midnight. In between the big screen attractions, feel free to purchase delicious snacks from the concession stand. POP! Pass the pop-corn, please! For additional information, see flyer .
Registration opens October 2 at 10 a.m. at  - 
Who: This program is open to registered Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and registered female adults. No tagalongs or male chaperones permitted.
When: Nov 21-22, 2017
Where: Cinepolis Deerfield Beach at Deerfield Beach Mall
3984 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Cost: VIP Admission - $33.00 per person. General Admission - $28.00 per person.
VIP check in: 8:30 p.m. General Admission check in: 9:00 p.m.
Event ends at 5:00 a.m.
For questions, contact Customer Care at
Cozy Feet and Covered Seats 
This October, there will be a new Council-Wide Community Service Project: Cozy Feet and Covered Seats. We will share more information in E-News and across our social media platforms soon. 
Time to Gear-up Girl Scout Leaders
Our SUPER Fall Product Sale Program begins October 1, and this year, we are ready to empower all the girls to Be Fearless and Unleash the HERO inside!

Make sure to attend your Service Unit Fall Product Sale Training so you can pick up your Troop's Fall Product Sale packet to get ready for this year's mission. Training is mandatory in order for your troop to participate in this year's Fall Product Sale Program. At the training, you'll learn about the ways in which this program helps girls develop and set goals, manage money, develop people skills and so much more in a fun and hands-on way. Individually registered girls can also participate. Don't miss out on the awesome rewards! 
It's easy to join our Super Hero line-up:
  • Update your troop's ACH Authorization by completing this form.
  • Attend your Service Unit Fall Product Program SUPER TRAINING!
  • Train your Troop and set your goals!
 For questions, contact Gabriella Gaita at
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. in September and October. Questions? Please contact Jodi Potter at     

GSSEF Online Store Open 24/7 
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

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

New Official Activity Shirts
Wear your Daisy spirit on your sleeve! In soft knit with inside yellow trim. Ribbed  spread collar and V-neck. Short sleeves. Yellow daisy and Girl Scout Daisy imprint on right sleeve. Comfortable fit.  
Polyester birds eye knit. Sizes: XXS-L - $28 
Way to sport your spirit, Brownies! In soft knit with inside brown trim. Ribbed spread collar and V-neck. Short sleeves with Brownie elf symbol and Girl Scout Brownie imprint on right sleeve. Comfortable fit.  
Polyester birds eye knit. Sizes: S-PXL - $28
A casual top that's just for Juniors! Green activity shirt in soft knit with inside plum trim. Ribbed spread collar and V-neck. Short sleeves. White profiles and Girl Scout Junior imprint on right sleeve. Comfortable fit.  
Polyester birds eye knit. Sizes: S-PXL - $28 
Keep your cool in this lightweight top! In soft knit with green inside trim. Ribbed spread collar and V-neck. Short sleeves with green trefoil and Girl Scouts imprint on right sleeve. Comfortable fit.  
Polyester birds eye knit. Sizes: S-3X - $30

G.I.R.L. 2017 - October 6 - 8 in Columbus, Ohio
What an exciting time to be a G.I.R.L.! This October, join us for G.I.R.L. 2017, a one-of-a-kind event for every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ who wants to stand up, take charge, and change the world, for herself and for all of us. From October 6-8, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, G.I.R.L. 2017 will draw more than 10,000 of the brightest, toughest and most capable girls and women in the world for an event that only comes once every three years! 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.        

These G.I.R.L.s in Troop 10102 got busy at South Florida Wildlife Center, post Hurricane Irma, clearing debris, branches and leaves around the habitats. Way to go, Girl Scouts!
Leading like Girl Scouts, these go-getters in Troop 20219 took action by going door to door in a retirement community left without electricity after Hurricane Irma to hand out cold bottles of water, fruit and snacks to the residents.
Taking action Troop 10442 does their part to support hurricane relief. These go-getters collected and donated supplies to send to the Keys.

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

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