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Girl Scouts of Nassau County GSNC Update eNewsletter - September 2013
The Latest Council News from GSNC
September 15, 2013

Superstorm Sandy Troop Grant


Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Superstorm Sandy Troop Grant

Grant for GSNC Troops affected by Superstorm Sandy

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) has received a grant from GSUSA to assist Troops in need of financial assistance as a result of Superstorm Sandy. These funds will be distributed to Troops who were not able to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program to the extent they have in the past, or whose members have not been able to pay Troop dues and expenses due to Sandy.

Who can apply?
Troop Leaders & Co-Leaders from areas that were affected by the storm.

How can the grant money be used?
These funds can be used for registering your Troop for the 2013-14 year, Troop equipment and supplies, and/or for activities related to Girl Scout Awards (Journeys, Badges and Bronze or Silver group projects.)

When is the application deadline?
The deadline for applications has been extended. Applications MUST be received by Friday, September 27, 2013!

Complete Superstorm Sandy Troop Grant Information>>

GSNC's Superstorm Sandy Troop Grant Application>>


Mags&Munchies 2013


Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Mags&Munchies Season is Almost Here!

Participate in this year's Mags&Munchies program and your Troop could win a prime cookie booth site for the 2014 Cookie Season!

Earn an Exclusive GSNC Cookie Booth slot of your choice!

Experienced Cookie Managers and Troop Leaders know there is a mad rush to sign up for one of the prime Cookie Booth sites when the booth scheduling system opens in January. Six lucky Troops (one at each level) will have an opportunity to get a booth site before they open up to the entire Council. Be the Troop with the highest DOLLAR amount of Nut/Snack Booth sales, at your level, and your Troop will win this special Cookie Program opportunity!

Save One for Scouts (SOS)!

Save one snack and save one subscription for Girl Scouts! We hear about the challenges of participating in the Mags&Munchies Program at this busy time of year. And, we want you to support the fundraising efforts of your schools, booster clubs and youth groups, so, just Save One for Scouts! Last year, Nassau County Girl Scout Troops earned $50,000 in proceeds for their Troop activities from the Mags&Munchies Program! Remember, the Mags&Munchies Program is part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and girls can earn patches and work on financial literacy badges, too.


Happenings at Blue Bay!


Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - What's Happening at Camp Blue Bay

Just because summer camp is over, doesn't mean camp is closed! There are many programs happening at Blue Bay this fall and winter!


Work & Fun Weekend at Camp Blue Bay

WHEN: October 4-6, 2013

Join us for the day or the weekend to help improve and maintain our camp. Open to all Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops and Individual Adults. Troops that attend will be required to volunteer for at least one shift, morning or afternoon on Saturday. Cost $10 per person to cover meals and snacks, no camp training required. Interested? Visit the Camp Program Weekends section of our website to learn more.


Calling all Adult Painters to Camp Blue Bay

Got some painting skills you would like to share? Join us to help paint the exterior of the Dining Hall. Plenty to paint both high and low for all adults!

Come for the day or overnight, all supplies, meals and snacks provided.

WHEN: Two weekends to choose from:

  • Saturday/Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2013 or
  • Saturday/Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2013

INTERESTED? To Volunteer, contact Laura Bissett-Carr by email at or by phone at 631-604-2201.


Winter Troop Camping

Is your Girl Scout Troop thinking about going Troop Camping at Camp Blue Bay this Winter? Well, application processing for Winter 2013/2014 Troop Camping starts TODAY(9/15)! Be sure to submit your Overnight Camp Application ASAP.

Winter Camping 2013/2014 Availability Chart>>

Overnight Camp Application>>


Oktoberfest 2013 - Broadway at Blue Bay

Would you like to learn new songs, crafts, and activities to teach your Girl Scout Troop and friends? Do you want a weekend away from the hustle and bustle to spend time with your Girl Scouting friends? Well, mark the calendar! Oktoberfest's Broadway at Blue Bay is coming October 11 - 13, 2013. Celebrate the music, costumes and creativity of Broadway, while spending a weekend participating in fun-filled workshops and hands-on activities that you can take back to your Girl Scout Troop.

Complete Oktoberfest 2013 Details>>


Autumn Evening of Jazz


An Autumn Evening of Jazz with GSNC

Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Autumn Evening of JazzPlease join us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a jazz performance on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Tony Award Winner, Lillias White will perform a selection of Broadway and Jazz tunes.

DATE: November 2, 2013
TIME: 6:00 - 10:00pm
PLACE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College
COST: Purchase your ticket by September 30, 2013 to receive the Early Bird Special of $125 per ticket. After September 30, tickets will cost $150 per ticket.

This event will raise funds to support Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and Financial Assistance Programs.

To purchase tickets, please contact Antoinette Agosta at or 516-741-2550 ext. 216.

We look forward to spending a lovely fall evening with our volunteers, families and the community.

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 Scout Valley - Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC)

Girl Scout Valley Update

In the last issue of GirlFriends, we announced our new communication tool -- The Girl Scout Valley. It is expected to launch this fall. Currently, our pilot Associations are helping us develop the site so it meets your needs. We will be updating you on our progress and implementation here and through your Association Service team.

Stay tuned… more information to come!


Attention AOL Users


GSNC has experienced some difficulty notifying AOL account holders of program and training confirmations because AOL has programmed delivery time limits to their accounts. You might wish to consider opening a free Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail account for your Girl Scout communications so that we can provide you with prompt service.

If you would like to change the email address you have on file with GSNC, please notify Mary Gebauer at



Official Girl Scout Polo - Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Shop

Girl Scout Shop


Official Girl Scout Polo

The official Girl Scout Polo shirts are available for Daisy thru Ambassador levels. The shirts are embroidered with each level’s shorthand mark.

Price per Girl Scout polo
$12.00 plus tax

To order your shirt, contact the GSNC Shop at 516.741.2550 ext 202.


GSNC Oktoberfest 2013 - Broadway at Blue Bay

REGISTER TODAY! Oktoberfest 2013 - Broadway at Blue Bay


Broadway at Blue Bay! Come celebrate the music, costumes and creativity of Broadway at Oktoberfest 2013!


Oktoberfest 2013 - Broadway at Blue Bay!


Registered & Non-Registered Adults and Girl Scout Senior & Ambassadors


October 11-13, 2013


Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton, NY


Register for Oktoberfest>>



St. Joseph Hospital Family Fall Health Fair


2013 Family Fall Health Fair

Sponsored by Assemblyman Tom McKevitt

There will be face painting, crafts, a pumpkin patch, ambulance and fire truck tours and a Teddy Bear Clinic


Saturday, September 21, 2013


9:00am – 1:00pm

Family Fall Health Fair Flyer>>



Fall/Winter Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer with Fall and Winter Girl Scout Series Programs

Girl Scouts of Nassau County is seeking Volunteers to help deliver our fall and winter Girl Scout Series programs. The series programs involve working directly with girls in grades K-8, delivering a pre-planned program.

Fall and Winter Girl Scout Series Programs Volunteer Opportunity Details>>




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