November 15, 2013

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Girl Scouts of Nassau County Council Update eNewsletter - November 2013
The latest Girl Scout News from Nassau County.

Power of One Patch Program

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Power of One Patch Program

By Chris Ferry
MVP Director, Membership

GSNC's The Power of One Patch ProgramLeaders: Share the joy of Girl Scouting and feel the pride in knowing that you opened your Troop to another girl.

Once again GSNC is offering the POWER OF ONE PATCH PROGRAM. Take in a new girl (or more) between December 1st and January 15th and every girl in your Troop will receive a free patch showing their support of a bigger Troop.

New girls in Troops mean more opportunities for friendships.

New girls bring new ideas, energy and resources to the Troop.

Contact your Membership Organizer or Membership Specialist for the names of girls that might be on the waiting list.

OR…host a “bring a friend” event at your next meeting! Girls and parents are more likely to join if they already have a friend involved.



GS Leadership Experience

Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) Events Grid

By Eliza Zipper
Programs and Critical Issues Manager

Are you looking for interesting event ideas? Planning your calendar for the coming year? Want to better connect your existing events to leadership skills?

GSNC put together a resource of possible programs and events that support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This wonderful tool provides discussion points to help girls understand how and what they do tie into the GSLE. Through the GSLE, girls Discover information about themselves and the world around them, Connect with others, and develop Leadership skills.

View GSLE Sample Events Grid>>



Jump Into Journeys

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Girl Scout Journeys

By Joan Bompane
MVP Director, Volunteerism

Would you like an overview of the Journeys? Meet with other Leaders and hear what has worked best for them? Learn about how to use the Journeys and incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience?

The next Jump Into Journeys workshop for Leaders is scheduled for Monday, December 2, 2013 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at St. Mary’s Church in Manhasset, N.Y.

Register for Jump Into Journeys>>



The Scoop on Cookies


By Lucy Effron
Director, Entrepreneurial Programs

The Cookie Program starts January 4, 2014. Is your Troop ready?

1) Troops should be discussing plans for their Cookie Proceeds, and how many Cookies need to be sold to meet those goals.
2) Every Troop’s Cookie Manager needs to attend their Association Cookie Manager training in November/December. Emails will be going out soon (if they haven’t already) regarding date, time and place.
3) Consider having your Troop work on one of the Cookie Badges which encourage the learning and earning aspect of the Cookie Program. There’s a badge for each year at each level.
4) If your Troop is planning to do any Booth Sales, strategize now on locations, signage and girl sales training. Don’t forget to make an Operation Cookie donation container!
5) Attend the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Cookie Celebration on January 11, 2014 (Link to sign-up section of page.)

Looking for more information about preparing for the Girl Scout Cookie Program?

Visit GSNC's Cookie Pages for Complete Program Details>>

Visit Little Brownie Bakers Website for Fun and Exciting Resources>>

Visit to Learn All About the 5 Skills>>


Take Part in Governance


By Lori DiMaggio
Executive Liaison and Strategic Projects Manager

GSNC's Council Nominating Committee is Currently Accepting Referrals for: Members-at-Large of the Board of Directors & Council Nominating Committee

If you are interested in any of these important positions, visit the Governance webpage for position descriptions, instructions and a referral form.

For more information, please contact the Nominating Committee, in care of Lori DiMaggio by email at or by phone at 516-741-2550, ext. 204





Girl Scouts of Nassau County's (GSNC) Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteer Recognitions

Because of You

Because of you
she makes a Promise
and keeps it.

Because of you
she learns a Law
and lives it.

Because of you
she goes into the world
and changes it.

Because of you
the Girl Scout Volunteer

Nominations for GSUSA Adult Girl Scout Awards including; Appreciation, Honor, Thanks and Girl Scouts of Nassau County Continuing Service are due by January 10, 2014.

Please take the time to nominate a valued Girl Scout volunteer!

Volunteer Recognitions Nomination Form>>



2014 Cookie Celebration!

Adult Volunteers Needed!

Help us “start the Cookie rolling” by volunteering to help at this event!

DATE: Saturday, January 11, 2014

TIME: 3:00-6:00pm (May volunteer in one hour blocks, including set-up and clean-up)

PLACE: Tilles Center LIU, Post

To sign up to volunteer or for more information, email:



Girl Scout University for Girl Scout VolunteersGSUSA launches Girl Scouts University for Volunteers

Thank you for volunteering with Girl Scouts. Your work is what it’s all made of! We’d like to help you to continue being of superior service to girls by offering you the resources you need to ensure that your volunteering venture is a success.

Girl Scouts University offers personal, professional, and career development opportunities, through In-Person and Online learning experiences for Girl Scout volunteers!

Visit Girl Scouts University>>



Girl Scout Shop - Thanksgiving Patches

Girl Scout Shop

Visit the Girl Scout Shop for Thanksgiving and Holiday patches, as well as gift ideas for leaders, girls and volunteers.

Spend $50.00 and get a Girl Scout Bling Bracelet for $5.00.

Check out our Girl Scout Shop page every Monday for our “Mystery Monday” Item.



GSNC's Girl Scout Valley

Girl Scout Valley Update

In the August edition of GirlFriends, GSNC announced the upcoming launch of a new communications tool for volunteers—the Girl Scout Valley. It was our hope to have Troop Leaders and Association volunteers on board and using this new tool by now, but our original launch date was too ambitious. We are working with our vendor to resolve some problems within the platform.

We will keep you informed. We appreciate your patience and hope to bring the Girl Scout Valley to all Girl Scout Volunteers soon!




Send Holiday Greetings to our Armed Forces!

Girl Scouts Troops can help make the Holidays a little brighter for the men and women who keep our country safe. You can make greeting cards. The cards will be shipped overseas as part of DHL’s Operation Holiday Cheer shipment.

All cards should be brought to GSNC Service Center by Wednesday, December 4th.

Cards should be placed in a large envelope addressed to DHL’s Operation Holiday Cheer.




Smart Decisions Conference

The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition is pleased to announce a very timely empowerment event on the importance of smart decision making.

HOST: Long Island Youth Safety Coalition

DATE: December 10th, 2013

TIME: 8:30am - 3:00pm

COST: $15.

View Flyer for Complete Details>>