Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

Mark Your Calendar!  
You don't want to miss any of the great things happening at GSSEF.
Please Note: GSSEF including the Jupiter Retail Store and Broward Pop-Up Shop will be closed for Summer break between July 1st - July 9th. Staff will be off during this time. Remember that you can always shop your fave Girl Scout style online 24/7 here.

Volunteer Toolkit Access and Maintenance Update
We were advised by GSUSA late last week that troop leaders not registered for the next membership year as of June 30th will lose access to their Volunteer Toolkit as of July 1st. Leaders will maintain access to their MY GS community until September 30th, when the current membership year ends.

Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) - Dates to know
  • Troop Leaders who have not renewed their 2018 membership by June 30, 2017 will not have access to their VTK after July 1st
  • Upon renewal for 2018, Troop Leaders will immediately have restored access to their VTK
  • VTK will be unavailable to Troop Leaders July 1st-7th while annual maintenance is completed by GSUSA
    • A VTK Maintenance page will be displayed when leaders attempt to access the VTK
So, if you haven't renewed yet for 2017-18, now is the time! Don't lose access to the valuable planning tools in the VTK!

On the Move at GSSEF

It is with great enthusiasm we welcome Yesenia
Bonseñor who has joined our team as our
Volunteer Experience Manager for South Broward County! Yesenia began with our Council as a Daisy leader and brings with her extensive experience in both training and development, process improvements, and overall volunteer and staff management. Yesenia holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, a Masters degree in Business Administration, a Masters of Science Leadership, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial Organization Psychology.
We're looking forward to Yesenia's expertise to help support our volunteers in South Broward County.
Welcome Yesenia!

The GSSEF Retail Store is back in Broward  
GSSEF is thrilled to bring a retail option back to our customers in Broward County.
The GSSEF Pop-Up Shop i s now open. We invite you to stop by and say hello!

Located in the same plaza as our permanent Retail Store will be, it is on the corner of University Drive and Commercial Boulevard. While the Pop-Up Shop will be a no-frills retail space, you'll still get the same great service but with a limited selection of merchandise available. Core items like uniform components and badges will definitely be available.
Address: Shoppes on University at 7403 NW 57th Street,Tamarac 
Telephone: 964-739-7661
Shop Hours: Weekday: Monday - Thursday:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please note that GSSEF, the Jupiter Retail Store and Broward Pop-Up Shop will be closed for Summer break between July 1st - July 9th. You can always shop online 24/7 here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jodi Potter, Director of Retail Sales, at

LAST CALL! Our Foundation is YOU! Essay Contest: Entries due June 30!
There's still time to get your essay entry in by June 30th. 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: 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 concrete 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.

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.
Calling All Super HER-oes 
Here at the GSSEF Super Hero headquarters, we're working hard to make the 2017 Fall Product Sale Program a fun and exciting learning experience for all the girls! Participation in the 2017 Fall Product Program will also help your troop earn proceeds to fund your awesome Girl Scout adventures. The Sale dates are October 1st - November 15th.  
With the awesome activities we will provide, and your guidance, the girls will have the opportunity to focus on these 5 most important life-skills:
  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethics
Help them Be Fearless, Bring out the HERO in them so they can Achieve their Goals and earn some Super Cool rewards.
New This Year 
During this year's Fall Product Sale, we're introducing and forming the GSSEF Super-League. Members of the Super-League will meet for the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Information on how girls can become part of the Super-League will be available in your Fall Product Sale Program packet. Stay tuned!

If you have questions, please contact Gabriella Gaita, director of product sales, at
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. Remember that our Broward County Pop-Up Shop is open now. There is plenty of new merchandise to check out. Questions? Please contact Jodi Potter at     

GSSEF Online Store Open 24/7 
can also 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.         

Semi-Annual Clearance Event! Now through July 17th!
Don't miss out on Girl Scouts semi-annual clearance event. Now is the time to stock up on your fave Girl Scout gear and swag. Save an extra 50% on clearance items that include accessories, apparel, fun-patches and pins, gifts and collectibles, and jewelry, at

Get ready for July's In-Store BIG Clearance Event at the Jupiter Retail Store Location
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 the "Love" bags free! See all the details 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.        


Taking action, Troop 20556 met with the Mayor of Wellington, Mayor Gerwig, to learn more about city government. The Mayor allowed the girls to lead the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the start of the Town of Wellington meeting.

Reeling in a day of fun and learning, 29 Daisies and Brownies, participated in a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) workshop, Fish Like a Girl, at the River Center in Jupiter.  

Troop 40103 took to the outdoors to celebrate the end of the year with a K-9 unit demonstration given by a Port St Lucie police officer. 
Take a look at more photos of Girl Scout Adventures
Check-out GSSEF'S Flickr page. 

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