Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

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Have you heard about....THE NEW "VTK: Tips, Tricks & Sips?"
GSSEF has a big, bright, beautiful new Palm Beach Retail Store in Jupiter. We're making it even better by adding the NEW "VTK: Tips, Tricks & Sips" session for our adult volunteers!
 
Volunteers are the busiest people we know! Maybe you've meant to try the Volunteer Toolkit (a.k.a. VTK) but with everything else you need to do - it hasn't been a priority. These casual get-togethers are designed for volunteers and Leaders to network with peers and get into the VTK alongside a volunteer super-user! Bring your own tablet or laptop... or simply use one of ours.

We can show you what's inside the "MyGS" community and all the tabs inside the VTK. Check out how the pre-populated Year Plans align perfectly to the National Badges and Journeys. And more new stuff just added last month!

Saturday afternoon sessions will include a variety of iced tea, sodas with chips, dips and veggies. Evening sessions will include a red and white wine with cheese and fruit - and non-alcoholic beverage options too. All participants will receive a return-and-shop coupon for 15% off your entire future purchase.

All sessions are reserved for adult volunteers only; children are not permitted. No Tag-alongs permitted.

Saturday, May 5, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (Cinco de Mayo Theme!)

Find these and all our Adult Learning Options at
www.gssef.org. Click on "Activities" and then "Event Calendar." Cost is $3.00 per adult.

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Adult Recognition Award Nominations - Due March 15

Volunteers do not give of themselves and their time just to receive recognition. Instead they come to Girl Scouts to work with girls, learn and grow, make new friends and give to their communities. 

Girl Scout volunteers and adult members guide, mentor, and help girls develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Their dedication, effort, and passion make the world a better place. Girl Scouting would not be possible without them, and that is why it is so important to say thank you.

The adult recognition awards honor volunteers' contributions to Girl Scouting. Awards show recipients they are noticed and appreciated. You can participate, too! 

Help us thank and recognize those adults who make a difference in the lives of girls. Nominate someone YOU know for an award. Guidelines and the online nomination form link can be found on the Adult Recognition page.


For questions or assistance with the nomination form, please contact our Adult Recognition Committee via email at:
adultrecognition@gssef.org.
 

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Panera Bread/Covelli Enterprises Partners with GSSEF  through Operation Doughnation Program
We're excited to announce the kick-off of our annual partnership with Panera Bread in South Florida! For the months of February and March, 30 Panera Bread cafes will be collecting donations at the order counter for their "Operation Doughnation" Program. Funds raised through the program will support Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. The Operation Doughnation boxes can be found by every Panera Bread register in Palm Beach and Broward counties. We welcome you to stop in and say thank you!

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Give Back Night at Off the Wall off the wall logo
Got some extra energy to burn? Join us at Off the Wall trampoline park located at 4939 Coconut Creek Parkway in Coconut Creek on either a Monday, February 26th or Wednesday, March 28th from 6-8:30 p.m. for GIVE BACK NIGHT! Whether it's Jumping, Laser Tag, Arcade Games, or any of the delicious food or drinks from their Café - Just mention Girl Scouts and 15% of your total bill will be donated to GSSEF.

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Program Spotlight 
         
Journey in a Day - Registration Opens March 1st
Cadette, Senior and Ambassador
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Camp Nocatee, 6009 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL 33440
 
Daisy, Brownie, and Junior  
Sunday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Camp Nocatee, 6009 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, FL 33440 

Explore the It's Your Planet, Love It! Journey all in one day! 

Through a series of fun-filled workshops, Daisies learn about the natural world around them and how to keep the earth healthy, while Brownies will learn how to protect the waters of our planet. Juniors will learn about various forms of energy and what it means to be energy efficient.

Cadettes will learn all about the air they breathe and how to improve its quality, while Seniors learn about food-how and where it's grown, processed, distributed and consumed, and why it matters. Ambassadors will learn to identify global environmental issues and create their own vision for change. Girls will then team up to do a take action project about what they learned.
  
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.
 
For questions or more information, contact Mica Minor at mminor@gssef.org.

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Take me out to the...Galaxy Far, Far Away!  
Looking for something big enough for the entire troop? Or the whole family? Nothing is bigger than the Girl Scout Star Wars Night and Galactic Sleepover at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on April 7th! 
 
Watch the Jupiter Hammerheads vs. Palm Beach Cardinals as the stadium celebrates Star Wars too! There will be Star Wars characters, costume contest s, on-field kids' parade, and much more!    

Everyone in
our Girl Scout family can add on a Galactic Sleepover on the field  that has even MORE surprises! Family camping and Troop camping is  offered, with designated areas and security. All sleepover participants get this exclusive patch included in the price.

Find this program and all of our upcoming activities online at www.gssef.org. Click on "Activities" and then "Event Calendar." Price is $10.00 per person for the game only and $18.00 per person for the game plus the on-field Galactic Sleepover.  
     
                   
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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 jjones@gssef.org.

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Lucky to Be a Girl Scout  lucky to be a Girl Scout
Today is your lucky day! Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida invites all girls and their families to our FREE FUN-FILLED recruitment event on March 17th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Towngate Park, 901 NW 155 Ave.in Pembroke Pines. This unique outdoor recruitment program will allow you to experience an array of casual hands-on activities like archery (8+ and older), arts & crafts, and even s'mores YUM!
 
All girls ages 5-17 and in grades K-12 are eligible to register for Girl Scouts. Adults can register too! Annual membership dues are $40/girls and $25/adults. For additional information, see the flyer
 
Can't make it to our event? No problem! Visit our website for more information at www.gssef.org. For questions or more information, contact Lisa Wadley at 561- 531 - 3404 or lwadley@gssef.org.
 
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Family and Troop Fun Await You at Our Thin Mint Sprint! 
It will be a morning full of fun activities for your family and troop at this year's Thin Mint Sprint. 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.  For additional information, see flyer  here . Register yourself, your troop, or your team today. Click 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.        
           
 
Girl Scouts Birthday Celebration
Stop by either the Palm Beach Retail Store or the Pop-Up Shop in Tamarac on Saturday, March 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and help us celebrate Girl Scouts Birthday. Enjoy a cupcake and receive a free Happy Birthday patch with a $5 purchase. 

*In store only, no phone orders, while supplies last and one per customer. See store for details.
 
Palm Beach Retail Store
1232 West Indiantown Road, Suite 105
Jupiter, FL 33458
561-427-0196

Broward Retail Store
7413 NW 57th Street
Tamarac, FL 33319
954-739-7661
         
  
                       
 
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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.        

      


Checkout all the fun photos from the GSSEF Annual Meeting Meeting and Headquarters Grand Opening Celebration here.

 
 

   
 
Congratulations to Hibiscus Service Unit - they are the first to achieve 100% of their membership goal! Hibiscus has met all of the benchmarks for GSSEF's 3-tiered Service Unit incentive program this year and have earned a free camp amenity at their Service Unit Camporee, a $150 Council gift card, lunch with our CEO Lisa Johnson for up to 6 members of their Service Unit team, and 10 complimentary adult memberships for the 2018-2019 Girl Scout year.
      
                
Take a look at more photos of Girl Scout Adventures
Check-out GSSEF'S Flickr page. 
 
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