April 15, 2014

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Lockup
Girl Scouts of Nassau County Update Newsletter - April 2014
The Latest Girl Scout News from Nassau County
April Issue

April is Volunteer Month!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Thank You Girl Scout Volunteers

By Lorna de Bellegarde
Volunteer Initiatives Manager

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day: Monday, April 22

Thank you for creating a supportive environment where we build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place!

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day is a day of recognition for adult volunteers in Girl Scouting. Although volunteers are always appreciated, it is during these special days that we take the time to acknowledge that our volunteers are the lifeblood of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. We encourage the girls, their families and Girl Scout communities to plan special gestures to show appreciation for the Girl Scout volunteers in their lives.


GSNC Robotics Open House

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) STEM Robotics

By Patty Donohue-Brown
STEM Program Specialist

LEGOtronettes and The ICEBREAKERS Compete at the East Super-Regional Championship Tournament

CONGRATULATIONS to our two high school FIRST TECH Challenge (FTC) teams, the LEGOtronettes & The ICEBREAKERS who after winning many awards at local tournaments were both eligible to compete April 3 – 5, 2014 at the East Super-Regional Championship Tournament in York, Pennsylvania.

At the East Super-Regional Championship Tournament, The ICEBREAKERS won the Connect Award and are now eligible to compete at the FIRST WORLD Championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 23 - 26, 2014!

We thank all of the girls, coaches and mentors for their hard work, dedication and for the wonderful way they represent Girl Scouts of Nassau County!


ROBOTICS OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm at the GSNC Service Center.

Did you know GSNC is entering its 7th year of participating in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Program and that we have award winning teams? Through the robotics program your daughter can learn to build and program a robot, help create a new invention and most importantly learn how to do research!

Join us to learn about our 3 different level programs and the amazing opportunities GSNC & FIRST have to offer your daughter!
      - Junior FIRST LEGO League for 6 – 9 year olds
      - FIRST LEGO League for 9 - 14 year olds
      - FIRST TECH Challenge for high school students

Register to attend the Robotics Open House>>


GSNC OnLine Community (OLC)


By Lorraine Rizzuto
Web Solutions Manager

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Online Community Council HouseGSNC Volunteers, have you checked out the new GSNC OnLine Community (OLC)?

The GSNC OnLine Community (GSNC OLC) is a great place to connect with other Girl Scout volunteers, while having tons of resources right at your finger tips. As of April 15, all of the materials you would normally find on the Association web pages will be found on the GSNC OLC. Log in information and a quick start guide has already been sent to your email. If you haven’t received it, please email us at community@gsnc.org so we can help you get started.

GSNC OnLine Community Demo
Would you like to learn the ins and outs of the GSNC OLC? Join us for an online demo and Q&A session on the following dates:

      - Wednesday, April 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
      - Thursday, April 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
      - Tuesday, Aril 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
      - Wednesday, April 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

If you plan on attending one of the GSNC OLC demos, please RSVP with the session date by emailing community@gsnc.org. To access the demo, please log in as a guest at http://gsnc.adobeconnect.com/community

Prior to the GSNC OLC demo, it is recommended that you do a system check to confirm that your computer meets the minimum requirements for participation. Click to run the test. Also, make sure that your speakers are working properly so that you can access the audio portion.


12 Days Until the Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair - Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC)

Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair

Hurry! We are just 12 days away from the 5th Annual Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair. We encourage you, your family and friends to join us on Sunday, April 27th from 9:30am - 1:00pm by visiting the Girls Go the Distance Walkathon website to register, or make a donation to help us reach our goal of $50,000! There will be a two mile interactive walk, food and activity fair focused on the theme of healthy living that will encourage participants to incorporate these fun activities and tips into their daily lives.

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County is counting down the days and we hope you'll join us for a fun day!

Register for Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair>>


GSNC’s 49th Annual Meeting

Notice to all Voting Members – Delegates, Delegate Chairs, Board Members, Council Nominating Committee Members and Past Presidents

DATE: Monday, May 19, 2014
TIME: Doors open – 6:15pm Meeting – 7:15pm
PLACE: Hillwood Commons Auditorium, LIU Post Campus, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548-1300

Visitors are welcomed.


Girl Scout Trefoil

Girl Scouting is still the best bargain in town!

For the 2015 Girl Scout year the Annual Membership is $30; this includes a GSNC $15 per girl Council Service Fee added to the GSUSA annual membership fee of $15. Did you know that the $15 GSUSA membership fee goes directly to GSUSA and until recently Councils have absorbed 100% of the cost of processing membership data? This fee will ensure the continuation of quality services, programs and support to our members. We know that Girl Scouting is still the best bargain in town.


GirlzTalk 2014

Girlz Talk

Join us on Saturday, May 10 for a day of empowerment and critical conversations about self-esteem, fashion and finance, health and beauty, career exploration and more. This event is for girls 11-18, mothers, mentors, and guardians.

Click for more information or to register>>


Motiv8 – 8 Ways to Rock Your World!

Motiv8 – 8 Ways to Rock Your World!

Join us on Saturday, May 3 for an inspiring multimedia-based program "Motiv8: 8 Ways To ROCK Your Own World"! You’ll learn about ways to reduce stress and improve communication skills, while enjoying a music-infused presentation. This program is for 5th-12th graders and their mother or other female adult.

View Motiv8 program flyer>>

Special Opportunity! GSNC is looking for girls to help hand out supplies and/or stage your own short musical performance. Contact Eliza Zipper by email at zippere@gsnc.org if you are interested in this special opportunity.