Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

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You don't want to miss any of the great things happening at GSSEF.
Please Note: GSSEF will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from November 22 to November 26. Normal hours of operation will resume on November 27.
Program Spotlight    

We Heart Welaka: December 2
Camp Welaka is a magical place where Girl Scouts of all ages can enjoy the beauty of nature and the fun of being outdoors. During this program, participants discover what has made Camp Welaka special for many generations of past campers. Here is a sampling of the type of activities that are in store for you: canoeing on Lake Akalew, archery, a treasure hunt hike, tasty treats made on a campfire, designing a nature-inspired memento, giving back with a camp-inspired service project, and so much more. Registration is open to all Girl Scout grade-levels. See the flyer here. To register, click here.
Registration cost: $18 per girl; $10 per adult. For more information, contact Customer Care at   
Volunteers are needed. Please email if you are interested in volunteering.   
NU2U Council-led Troop Camping: Two Programs 
Is troop camping brand new to you? Maybe you've been interested in taking your  troop camping but don't know where to start. Whether you want to learn or troop camp with expert guidance, NU2U is perfect!
NU2U is a brand new outdoor program and your chance to go troop camping with our volunteer pros! Register now for an expertly guided one-night troop camping event at Camp Welaka.

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!

We've planned TWO programs: January 6-7, 2018 for Brownie and Junior Troops and March 3-4, 2018 for Junior and Cadette Troops. NU2U is designed for Troops 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 requires female chaperones only. Troop Leaders are expected to provide adult to girl ratio. Refer to Volunteer Essentials Manual for information about ratios. Space is limited for this program! Adults will be limited to satisfy ratios so we can serve as many girls as possible. Cost is $30.00 per girl and $20.00 per adult.
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 Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. There is no cost or fee to use Amazonsmile, either.

Simply login in to your Amazon account using the Amazonsmile link -

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!

#GivingTuesday: November 28
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

This year #GivingTuesday takes place on Tuesday, November 28. What better time to support the 10,000-plus girls that Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serves each year! Our girls deserve to be part of an organization that puts their unique needs and leadership potential first! Your gift will help us do just that. So, mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 28, and click here to DONATE.

Office Furniture Available
As we get ready to move to our new GSSEF Administrative Headquarters by the end of the year, we have a number of office furniture items that won't be moving with us. If you or an organization that you work with are in need, we are offering these items at no cost for anyone that could put them to good use. You will be responsible for disassembling and removing the item from the Jupiter Service Center between December 18 - 21, 2017. Click here to view the catalog of available furniture options. If you'd like to view anything in person or would like to claim an item, please contact Pam Ashworth at 954-739-0966 or

Troop Camp Training (TCT): December 16 and 17
Love camping? Or want to try it for the first time? Do you want to go camping with your troop? Then TCT is for YOU!
Completion of Troop Camp Training (TCT) is required for one volunteer in your troop in order for your troop to go camping. This training is designed to help Girl Scout volunteers prepare themselves and the girls they work with to enjoy outdoor experiences together. Training will introduce progression in the out-of-doors, review camp facilities and provide basic skills for outdoor program. Fire building, outdoor cooking techniques, safety issues, camp rules and regulations are reviewed, too. 
This skills-focused training involves one overnight on camp property. Registration is open to registered volunteers only. No girl members or tagalongs are permitted.
For additional information and to register, visit the Activities Listings here. Space is limited, so be sure to register today.  

Thank You Baptist Health South Florida
We would like to express our appreciation to Baptist Health South Florida for being our Presenting Sponsor of #BeHealthful in Coral Springs! Thank you for your continued support of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. We truly value you as a community partner.

Check out all the fun photos from #BeHealthful here.

Royal Palm Service Unit Girls and Adult Volunteers Restore Camp Nocatee Pool House
Many thanks to the following girls and adult volunteers that worked on restoring the Camp Nocatee Pool House. This project took several weekends to complete and much of the work was done during the heat of the summer. The building can now be used as a program space by everyone, thanks to the great work done by this wonderful Royal Palm Service Unit group:

Ashley M.
Kristin S.
Teagan N.
Jaleesa S.
Katarina C.
Kyra C.
Emily C.
Hannah W.
Valeria M.
Susan Mejia
Suzzy Sikler
Sarah Nickoson
Melanie Smith
Eugene Lorenz
Joan Cruz
Diego Cruz
Michele Crites
Joe Crites
Stephanie Wagner
Adam Wagner
Tamara Thovtrup

Camp Welaka Catwalk Re-opens Soon! Thanks to Volunteers!
Over the past year, a crew of dedicated volunteers has been working weekends to rebuild the Catwalk at Camp Welaka. They have donated materials and labor to restore this wonderful and popular feature. It will formally re-open at We Heart Welaka on December 2, 2017.
Our thanks to the following members of the Catwalk crew:
Elisa Royall
Bob Royall
Robert Royall
Chris Rivera
Deb Lewis
Travis Royall
Teresa Royall
Erika Cotter
Neill Cotter  
Andrew Heaton
Carol Eubanks
David Eubanks
Claudet Benton
Sandy Clutter
Cathy Barulic
Paula Fontaine   

Business Networking with a Cause at Ethos Greek Bistro
Please join us for an evening of networking and giving back to the community. Merchant Processing Solutions will host Business Networking with a Cause to benefit Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida and Highland Food Resources on Tuesday, November 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ethos Greek Bistro in Wilton Manors.
Tickets: Online Registration: $20 per person 
Tickets: At the Door: $25 per person 
Tickets include one complimentary drink and appetizers
Questions? Contact: Rebecca Schaffer at

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.
Shout Out to Military Members: Did You Receive Cookies?
Calling all active members or veterans of our armed forces - and their families. Have you ever received Girl Scout cookies while you were deployed either domestically or overseas? Or did you receive cookies while at the VA or through other veteran outreach programs? If so, we'd love to hear from you. As we countdown to the kick-off of our annual Cookies for the Military program, we'd love to feature you in our campaign and thank you for your service. We want our donors to know that cookies really are delivered far and wide, and that even the small things can make a difference. Help us reach our biggest goal to date of 70,000 boxes of cookies sent. Please send your name and contact information to Melinda Glasco at if you are interested in being featured.

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 Girl Scout Retail Store and Pop-Up Shop in Tamarac carry everything to meet all of your Girl Scout needs all year long. Check out the new Girl Scouts Fall Catalog here.    
GSSEF Online Store Open 24/7 
You can shop anytime by visiting our Online Store that is open 24/7.      
The Jupiter Retail Store is Moving (Same Plaza) 
The current Jupiter Retail Store location is closing today at 5 p.m. to move to a new location in the same plaza. The store will be reopening on Monday, November 27. 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     
Cyber Monday Goes Green
Mark your calendars now. We're going green on Cyber Monday this year. Won't be near a computer that day? Fear not. We have a solution: follow and like our GSSEF Facebook page
to learn what in-store Cyber Monday Goes Green specials we will have on November 27.
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.
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.        


Leading like Girl Scouts, these Go-getters of Troop 20592 gave a real heroes home-town welcome to veterans arriving on a South Florida Honor Flight at Palm Beach International Airport.
Taking action, G.I.R.L.s of troop 14203 lined up to honor fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson's motorcade at Cooper City High School.  
Take a look at more photos of Girl Scout Adventures
Check-out GSSEF'S Flickr page. 

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