Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

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We Have a New Home!
In February, after months of searching, our Board of Directors authorized Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida to move forward on the purchase of a building that will serve as the new administrative headquarters for GSSEF. We are very excited to share that we have found a new home that will meet the needs of our staff team and membership for many years to come. Just this week we have completed all of the necessary inspections and appraisals, and we look forward to closing next month.

The building is located at 6944 Lake Worth Road about 1 mile east of the Florida Turnpike.

Built in 2015, this building meets all of our requirements in terms of size, age, geographic location and accessibility to a major highway. While it is currently occupied by a medical office, they will move out later this summer so we can begin making it our own. Although there is a lot that we really like about the building, there is still work to be done to customize and configure the space to best serve our Girl Scout staff team and membership.
 
Throughout the construction and moving process, we will provide you with updates and visuals of our continued progress. While the timeline is aggressive, we have extreme confidence in our team and those professionals we will be working with to keep us on track. If all goes according to plan, we will move at the end of the year and will host a grand opening celebration after the New Year.
 
As we approach the 10th anniversary of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida in 2018, we are so excited about the opportunity to finally have our in-based team members housed under one roof and for us to have a permanent home. It's the perfect stepping stone for another decade of serving girls in South Florida.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Cindy McHeran, Vice President of Property and Outdoor Programs at 561-427-0179 or cmcheran@gssef.org.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
What are the hours of operation for the new GSSEF Headquarters?
Our hours of operation will stay the same - Monday through Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Will there be a retail store at this location?
No, there will not be a retail store at the new GSSEF Headquarters. There will be a retail store opening this summer in Tamarac located at the Shoppes on University, 7401 NW 57th Street, Suite 7413, Tamarac, FL 33321. The store currently located at the Jupiter Service Center will be moving this fall to a nearby, stand-alone retail location. More information about the new retail stores will be forthcoming as plans are finalized.
 
Will there be space for meetings and program?
The new Council Headquarters has almost 15,000 square feet. It features offices for GSSEF, a welcoming reception area and various sized meeting spaces that will be used for staff team meetings both small and larger, adult meetings, trainings, annual meetings and recognition events that are GSSEF-sponsored and staff delivered. As outlined in our long-range property plan, this space will not be used for girl programming.
 
What staff will be working in the building?
In-based staff members from the following teams will have offices at the new GSSEF Headquarters.
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Fund Development
  • Girl Experience
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Marketing Communications
  • Member Engagement
  • Member Experience
  • Operations
  • Outdoor Programing
  • Product Sale
  • Property Management

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GSSEF Comings and Goings




 
 
We are excited to welcome Ferany Harris to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida  as  our Graphic Designer! Ferany joined the Marketing and Communications (MarComm) team in early April and is a talented and seasoned artist who has won numerous awards and accolades for her design work. Throughout her career history, Ferany has helped companies develop their corporate identities, and provided creative vision and art direction to companies regarding their collateral materials, trade show and digital display, signage and interior design.
 
We're looking forward to benefitting from Ferany's design expertise to help promote and strengthen our positive image and reputation of Girl Scouting in our community.
 
Welcome Ferany!
 
 
      
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Your Voice Counts! Girl Sco ut Voices Count Survey is Open until April 30

 
At Girl Scouts, we care about your experience, good or bad, and we want to  hear from you! Through April 30th, Girl Scouts of the USA is conducting a
 national survey with girls, parents/guardians and troop volunteers called Girl Scout Voices Count to find out what's working, and what's not, in Girl Scouts. They will use your feedback to improve our services and programs. Be sure to check your email from April 3rd for the invitation to participate. As a Thank You, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a raffle to win one of twenty $50 gift cards! We can't wait for you to make your voice count!

Do you have a Gmail account? If so, please follow the instructions here for easier access to the invitation to participate in the survey.

Got questions? For more information, email GSVoicesCount@girlscouts.org.
      
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Last Chance to enter the Cookie Troop 100 Challenge
Cookie Bosses this is your last chance to enter the COOKIE TROOP 100 Challenge. To celebrate a century of Girl Scouts selling cookies, Girl Scouts of the USA is inviting you to be part of Cookie Troop 100. Find out how to unlock the patch!

Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2017 by an adult 18 or over. One entry per troop. One lucky troop from each council will win $100 and a chance to win a grand prize of $3,000 for troop year-round experiences. Here's how to enter. For additional information, see the FAQ's here

      
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GREAT GIVE is just One Month Away 
Mark your calendar! On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from midnight to midnight, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is participating in the Great Give, a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.
 
Last year, thanks to generous donors like you, we raised more than $4,000! This year, we know we can accomplish even more - will you join us?
This year, one of our areas of focus is getting girls into the great outdoors! Every girl deserves a chance to camp! Your Great Give donation will go a long way in helping us bring the outdoor experience into the lives of as many girls as possible!

We hope you will consider donating to Girl Scout of Southeast Florida at
https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/gssef on May 17th and lend your support to our efforts of providing more girls with the opportunity of outdoor experiences.

 When sharing on social media, please use #GreatGive17.

      
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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. There is plenty of new  merchandise to check out. Questions? Please contact Jodi Potter at jpotter@gssef.org.      

You can also shop anytime by visiting our Online Store that is open 24/7.  
      
              
All-In-One Bridging Kit 
Are you planning a bridging ceremony? We can help. Our retail store has a convenient, all-in-one Bridging Kit that has everything you need. Each kit includes the items that are presented to girls bridging to the next age level. Just add the girls' name to the sheet provided and you're ready for your bridging ceremony! We invite you to stop by the retail store and get your Bridging Kit before they are gone.


 
Award Season is Here
Are you looking for something unique to give that special Girl Scout who has earned one of the highest awards that a Girl Scout can earn - a Silver or Gold Award? We can help. Come and visit our retail store for that perfect gift such as a lovely pair of dangling earrings for $9.99, a necklace for $19.99 or a bracelet for $11.99 (not pictured).  
 
            
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Online Program Listings and Calendar  
Be sure to check out our online program listings and calendar here
t o see all the fun and exciting programs we have to offer. 
      
Girl Scout Day at Legoland 
Date: Saturday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Legoland, One LEGOLAND Way Winter Haven, FL 33884
 
E xplore Legoland Florida with all of your Girl Scout friends and families!
$30 per person for admission (or $50 for park admission and water-park). That's a HUGE savings! Parking and concessions are not included. Register today here  
 
Feeding Florida Together Food Drive Ends April 30
Troops from all over our six county service area are participating in our Council-wide Feeding Florida Together Food Drive to collect non-perishable items for area food banks through April 30th.  

Local food banks need your help to stock their pantries and prevent hunger even when it is not the holiday season. We encourage you to reach out to your local community to help us in our mission to fill the food pantries during this month! Girls will receive a special Feeding Florida Together Food Drive patch.

New in 2017! To receive your free, awesome Feeding Florida Together patches, complete the online donation form  by May 4, 2017. 

        
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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.        


   
 
 

What does our Top Cookie Seller do to celebrate another successful cookie season? She thinks of others and donates cookies of course! Amanda K. along with her fellow hard-working Girl Scouts from Troop 10442 donated 30 cases of cookies to the Jubilee Center of South Broward, Inc. this year. This is the sixth year that this community-minded troop has donated cookies to local organizations.
 
 




Troop 24301 visited the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach in Lake Worth. These go-getters brought bags of donated items that they had collected, toured the facility, learned how this organization helps our women and men serving in the military, and helped pack individual "we care" packages and squad boxes. The girls also got to see first-hand where all of the Cookies for the Military donations are delivered to and then shipped out to our military!

     

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