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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County Welcomes New CEO


    Randell Marie Bynum Appointed to Lead Nonprofit.

    The Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s (GSNC) Board of Directors announces that Randell (Rande) Marie Bynum has been appointed as the Council’s newest Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the recent retirement of former GSNC CEO Donna Ceravolo. Bynum, a third generation Girl Scout, brings decades of experience enhancing the efforts of nonprofit organizations. Her work includes the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and the Girl Scouts of USA, private corporations and media entities with a focus on education, community engagement and youth empowerment.

    “Rande embodies the spirit of a G.I.R.L (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, and Leader), and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County is delighted to welcome Rande as our new CEO,” said Wanda Jackson, President of GSNC’s Board of Directors. “After conducting a nationwide search, we are confident that Rande will be a terrific fit to lead our Council. Her years of experience and leadership abilities within nonprofit organizations—including the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and Girl Scouts of the USA—combined with her passion for empowering young girls will be a vital asset to us.”

    Prior to joining the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Bynum served as independent consultant and also the senior director of outreach and partnerships at Sesame Workshop, where she managed all engagement activities for Sesame Workshop’s The Electric Company. In addition, she was also the...



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  • GSNC Receives $10,000 Contribution from AT&T in Support of STEM Education Initiative


    Garden City, NY (November 2017) – Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently received a $10,000 contribution from AT&T in support of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Initiative. This is the fourth year AT&T has contributed to GSNC’s STEM Education Initiative. Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to STEM experiences relevant to everyday life, and with the financial support from AT&T, girls have the opportunity to attend multiple programs designed to offer a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with professionals in STEM-related career fields.

    “STEM is a vital part of the GSNC program, and we are extremely grateful to AT&T for its continued support and generous contributions to our STEM Education Initiative,” said Girl Scouts of Nassau County Interim Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Goldsmith. “This significant support provides Girl Scouts the opportunity to discover STEM related experiences, which will hopefully lead girls to a lifetime of appreciation for science, technology, engineering and math.”

    AT&T’s ongoing support of GSNC’s STEM Education Initiative is part of the Company’s legacy of supporting educational programs focused on STEM disciplines in New York through AT&T Aspire, the Company’s signature $400 million philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism and...



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  • Day of Giving is October 31!


    Support Juliette’s Vision on October 31st!

    Girls Scouts’ founder Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low believed in the power of every girl.  Today our girls are Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders (G.I.R.L.).  They are trying new things, growing in confidence and are changing the world!

    On Tuesday, October 31, Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday, you can help make sure every girl in Nassau County has the chance to become a G.I.R.L.

    How so? One thousand families making a gift of $10 will bring Girl Scouting to 250 girls in Nassau County who might otherwise not have that opportunity. And if 1,000 of our families increase the size of their gift to $20, they will double that number to 500 girls!

    Participate. Donate. Support.

    Help a girl become a G.I.R.L. on October 31st!

  • We are moving home!


    We’re packing up our files, books and of course, our computers and phones because we are officially moving back to 110 Ring Road! We are very excited to announce our much anticipated move back to our newly renovated Garden City Service Center. It has been a long and exciting process and everything is finally in place for us to move home.

    In order to move everything, we will have to close our office for an extended weekend. The GSNC Shop in Hicksville will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday, August 22. The Temporary Service Center in Hicksville will close 3:00pm on Wednesday, August 23 and will remain closed through Sunday, August 27. We will reopen at 9:00am on Monday, August 28 in our newly renovated Garden City Service Center.

    We thank you for your patience during this process.

  • Girl Scout CEO Donna Ceravolo Announces Retirement


    Girl Scouts of Nassau County CEO reflects on past and future of Council

    Hicksville, NY (June 9, 2017) – Girl Scouts of Nassau County announced today that CEO Donna Ceravolo plans to retire after working for the organization for over 16 years. Throughout her years, Ceravolo led over 100,000 Girl Scouts and 80,000 adult volunteers, staying ahead of the curve with respect to the issues facing today’s girls, developing and delivering programs to help girls succeed socially and in the business world. Collectively, the Council and Ceravolo designed programs to address social issues, such as bullying and cyberbullying, years ahead of it being popular news topics and strived to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fun and applicable to girls.

    “I have been blessed to have the best job in the world for the past 16 years,” said Ceravolo. “None of my accomplishments are my own, they are all the result of great teamwork and collaboration among our girls, volunteers, staff and the community at large.”

    Since joining the Girl Scouts of Nassau County in 2000 as CEO, Ceravolo championed several projects and initiatives that helped benefit the organization today and for the future. One in particular was the sale of an under-utilized property owned by the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, which helped to ensure the future financial stability of the Council. Ceravolo also oversaw the ongoing success of the GSNC Chorus and evolution...



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  • Operation Cookie Ships a Taste of Home to Military Troops


    Girl Scouts of Nassau County and DHL Express Unite to Send More Than 71,000 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to U.S. Military Around the World

    Hicksville, NY (June 7, 2017) –Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) announced today that, through its partnership with DHL Express, it has sent more than 71,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas as part of the 12th annual Operation Cookie Program. To conclude the distribution, the partners recently held an event at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage to mark the final shipment of Girl Scout Cookies for the 2017 season and send the last boxes overseas.

    “Since World War I, there has been a rich history of Girl Scouts taking action to bring comfort to those who have served our country. Operation Cookie continues this history of caring for our Armed Forces,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director and CEO of GSNC. “Operation Cookie would not be possible without the generosity of the people of Nassau County. Their support for this initiative, along with their patriotism and caring, made Operation Cookie a success once again this year.”

    Since 2005, Operation Cookie has been made possible by the help of members of...



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  • NEW Membership Registration and Renewal System


    Dear Girl Scout Family,

    We want to help every G.I.R.L. become the Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader that you are and that she is destined to be. This can only happen if you make renewing your daughter’s Girl Scouts membership a priority.

    Girl Scouts of Nassau County is launching a new online registration process called Volunteer Systems which will make registration easier than ever. You will be receiving two emails from GSUSA, the first will be on March 30th, the second email will follow with login instructions to create a user profile to your Member Community in Volunteer Systems. 

    We are guaranteeing your daughter’s spot in her current Troop from April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. After June 30, 2017, any remaining spaces in the Troop will open up to new girls. In Girl Scouts, there is room for all girls! As part of this new registration process, we are also asking Troops to open up to other girls who may be on waiting lists or new to your community. So, act now! Renew her membership early for the 2017/2018 Girl Scout Year! 

    I am excited about our new online process and ask your support and cooperation in making this aspect of the Girl Scout experience better. Please feel free to contact my team at CustomerCare@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550. 

    Sincerely,

    Donna Ceravolo Exec...



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  • Membership Fee Increase


    At Girl Scouts, we are always thinking about the future and how we can best prepare the next generation of girls to take the lead every day. Our Movement has a rich history of forward thinking and innovation—and now in our second century, as we advance the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, it continues to be important that we keep pace with an ever-changing world.    

    As the first and largest girl-led organization in the world, we continue to evolve our unique leadership program and implement new technologies and ways of work to enhance the Girl Scout experience for girls, volunteers, and parents. To ensure we have the resources to support this work, the National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA made the decision to increase the annual membership fee to $25 for both girl and adult members beginning with the 2018 membership registration year. Every dollar of this membership fee is sent directly to Girl Scouts of the USA to cover the cost of fundamental services supporting the Girl Scout movement including; accident insurance for members participating in Girl Scout approved activities, research, building programs for girls in the areas of STEM, entrepreneurship, outdoor, and life skills. GSNC will continue to charge an additional $15 council service fee for girls. This brings the total cost to $40 per girl.      

    Our Council, along with many others across...



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