December 1, 2013

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Insider's Guide to Girl Scout Programs - November 2013
The latest Girl Scout Program News from Nassau County.

2014 Cookie Celebration

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Cookie Celebration 2014

By Lucy Effron
Director, Entrepreneurial Programs

Don’t miss the Cookie Celebration on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 3:15pm to 5:45pm.

There’s still space, but the event is filling fast! This year’s Celebration at The Tilles Center at Post LIU in Brookville will include a virtual tour of the Cookie factory, ice cream and Cookies, crafts and a dance party! Every girl will receive a Rally patch and a special gift. Don’t forget to bring Cookie S.W.A.P.S to share!

Get all the Cookie Celebration details (including how to register)>>

Learn all about S.W.A.P.S.>>



Have YOU Heard of STEM?

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Have YOU Heard of STEM?

By Patty Donohue-Brown
STEM Program Specialist

Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields are expanding rapidly. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, STEM jobs will grow by 17 percent, compared with 9.8 percent for non-STEM fields. STEM professionals earn an average of 26 percent more annually than non-STEM employees.

Many girls' interests in STEM decline in fifth grade. Come find out why this is, why STEM is important and how we can keep girls engaged in STEM.

DATE: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
COST: $3.00

View Have YOU Heard of STEM? program flyer>>

Complete program details for Have You Heard of STEM?>>



Girls Go the Distance 2014

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) 2014 Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair

By Antoinette Agosta
Fund Development Coordinator

The Girls Go the Distance Patch Contest deadline is December 6, 2013 at 5pm.

Design the 2014 Girls Go the Distance Patch! The winner will receive a $25 GSNC Gift Card. You can use the Gift Card for Council-Sponsored Programs/Events and the Council Shop.

View the 2014 Patch Contest Flyer for complete contest details>>

Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair
DATE: Sunday, April 27, 2014
PLACE: Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, NY

Registration for the 2014 Girls Go the Distance Walkathon begins January 1, 2014. If you register and pay online between January 1 and January 26, 2014, you will receive an EARLY BIRD PATCH.

For additional information, contact Antoinette Agosta at or 516.741.2550 ext. 216.



Open GSNC Programs!

Have YOU Heard of STEM?>>

Cookie Celebration>>

CPR, AED & First Aid for Girls>>

VOICES: Girls in Governance>>

A Day in the Life of a News 12 Reporter>>



Girl Scout Cadette Trees Badge

Tree Badge Weekend for Cadettes

Calling all Cadettes! Spend the weekend at Camp Blue Bay, January 17-19, 2014 earning the Trees badge. Campers will be covering topics such as the science of trees and the connection between people and the forest. The girls will make tree memories to wear home along with enjoying typical camp activities such as cooking over a campfire, stargazing and making s'mores! So why not grab your arborist hat and join us amongst the trees of Camp Blue Bay!

Pack a brown bag dinner for Friday night and board the bus to camp from the Girl Scout Service Center. Meet new friends while staying in the Troop house for the weekend.**Girls must register individually.

Get the details and register>>


A Day in the Life of a News Reporter!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a reporter? Or how a news story is put together? Join us on Sunday, February 23, 2014 to meet a reporter from News 12.

Juniors and Cadettes are invited to participate in this program. *Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to help during this program.

View details>>


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 4, 2013.

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

View details>>


Cookie Credit Reminder!

Reminder: 2012 Cookie Credits expire on December 14, 2013.

Learn about Cookie Credits>>


GSNC Shop - Quilted Peace and Love Bag


Still have some Cookie Credits to use before December 14, 2013? Use your Cookie Credits towards some holiday gifts.

Visit the Girl Scout Shop to purchase holiday gifts for your girls, Leaders or volunteers. Choose from mugs, backpacks, totebags, pens, pencils, notepads, umbrellas, and more!

Visit the GSNC Shop>>