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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 July 1, 2017. After July 1, 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 Execut...



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  • GSNC is Hiring!


    Do you want to apply your work experience to making a difference in the lives of girls from behind the scenes?

    Girl Scouts of Nassau County is a great place to work.  We have a solid history and a growing future. We are the preeminent nonprofit youth organization serving girls in Nassau County. 

    But it takes great staff from a variety of backgrounds to bring it all together. We currently have positions available across several different departments, at a variety of levels of experience, and part-time or full-time hours.  If you have accounting, customer service, recruitment/sales, program or summer camp experience, we may have something for you!

    Please check out our careers page and apply for any positions that may be right for you...or refer a friend!

    Visit the GSNC Career Center for our current employment opportunities.
    (A brief registration process is required for first time users)

  • 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 service fee for girls. This brings the total cost to $40 per girl.      

    Our Council, along with many others across the cou...



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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County Celebrate National Cookie Weekend


    The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC), which officially kicked off its 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies in January, will be celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, from Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26, 2017. During the three day event, Girl Scouts will host booth sales throughout Nassau County and use digital and social media skills to spread the word about where to buy Girl Scout Cookies®. Over the past century, Troops have learned five valuable skills needed in both life and business: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.

    Designed by Girl Scouts of the USA, National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend serves to encourage members throughout the country to take part in the largest entrepreneurial program Girl Scouting offers and for Nassau County Residents to support Girl Scouts by purchasing cookies.

    “Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is the Girl Scouts’ big push to remind their communities that Girl Scout Cookies® are for sale but for a limited time,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director/CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. This is a crucial time for our girls to get out and, not only encourage neighbors, friends and family to purchase cookies to support their sales goals but gain the valuable hands-on entrepreneurial skills they will carry with them for years to come.”

    Community members may also purchase cookies from Girl Scouts in Nassau County to be donated to our military heroes.&n...



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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County Celebrate a Century of Selling Cookies With S’mores!


    The 2017 Cookie Season Marks the 100th Year of Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

    The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) have officially kicked off its 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies on January 3, 2017. In commemoration of this special anniversary, the cookie selection will be headlined by a new Girl Scout S’mores Cookie. Over the past century, Troops have learned the five skills needed in both life and business: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.

    “This year we are not only celebrating the return of everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookies, but also the hundredth year of a program that has allowed girls to gain skills they can take with them for years to come,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. “Now, with a brand new Girl Scout S’mores Cookie, we are really honoring past traditions while adding something new to our program for all of our girls and their loyal customers to get excited about and enjoy. We look forward to watching how this centennial class of Girl Scouts become leaders and how all of Nassau County celebrates this new season and milestone.”

    The new Girl Scout S’mores™ Cookie pays homage to a beloved Girl Scout tradition of combining roasted marshmallows and chocolate in a graham cracker sandwich over a campfire, first documented in an issue of Girl Scout Leader magazine in the...



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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Greater Nassau Chorus and Mineola High School Choirs Are ‘Feeling Groovy’


    Women Unite in Song During Holiday Concert  

    The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Chorus recently performed with Greater Nassau Chorus (GNC) and Mineola High School Choirs as part of the GNC’s holiday concert at the school. The Girl Scouts attended a GNC rehearsal to learn from the experienced women before working together to prepare the Simon and Garfunkle song, “The 59th Street Bridge” for their performance.

    “We are so glad to have the opportunity to expose our girls to the expertise and leadership of these famed females’ artistic passion,” said Chief Executive Officer Donna Ceravolo. “GNC has helped to set an example for our aspiring singers, teaching them more than just singing technique, but how to be proud, independent women unafraid of following their dreams.”

    Formed in 1988, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Chorus is a youth vocal group who travels throughout Nassau County and the surrounding metropolitan area performing Girl Scout songs, as well as patriotic and holiday themed music. The Chorus, comprised of 50 young ladies who range in Girl Scout age levels from Brownies to Ambassador Girl Scouts, now have the opportunity to form a mentorship with GNC for future performances and to gain extended experience.

    "Imagine our good fortune when Catherine Azzara, the Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Chorus, became a member of Greater Nassau Chorus.  Everyone knew immediately...



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  • End of Year Giving


    At Girl Scouts, we know that when given the opportunity, girls change the world, and we have the reach and experience to help girls everywhere lead. But, we can’t do it alone. Today, Invest in Girls. Change the World.

    Here’s how you can help before the end of 2016:

    The Girl Scouts of Nassau County Service Center will close Friday, December 23, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

    Girl Scouts of Nassau County will continue to accept charitable gifts over the holiday period.

    Checks

    • Checks made payable to Girl Scouts of Nassau County dated on or before December 31, 2016, and received in this office no later than January 6, 2017 will be credited to 2016 giving.  (Mail checks to Girl Scouts of Nassau County, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530.)

    Credit Cards

      Credit Card Gifts by Mail or Phone. Credit card gifts may be made by mailing your card number, expiration date and signature to the above address, or calling and leaving the info on Deborah Goldsmith’s voicemail – 516-741-2550, ext. 211.  These gifts will be processed on January 3, 2017; however we cannot guarantee the security of these numbers until we arrive back at the office. Credit Card Gifts Online. Credit card gifts may also be made SECURELY through the link on our website, just click on the "...


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  • Great Neck Girl Scout Wins 1 of 8 Scholarships in National Contest


    Robin Honored by Girl Scouts of the USA for Her Gold Award Project

    Robin, a member of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, was recently selected by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to receive one of eight $500 scholarships offered to Girl Scouts nationwide. GSUSA’s “Girl Scout Challenge” asked girls throughout the country to submit ways in which they are building a better world for the chance to win. Robin was selected for her Girl Scout Gold Award project entitled, “Cosmetic Awareness.” As part of the project Robin researched the toxins and carcinogens found in cosmetics and other products such as lotions and body wash.

    “Robin earned this recognition with all of the hard work and creativity she put into this project, and we are incredibly proud of her,” said Girl Scouts of Nassau County CEO Donna Ceravolo. “Robin spent more than 80 hours in the planning, execution and presentation of her research that truly makes a difference in the world. We congratulate her for serving as a role model for her fellow Girl Scouts and for representing our Council in such a positive way.”

    As part of her research, Robin learned that 60% of what is applied to the skin is absorbed into the bloodstream and that on average a person applies 12 cosmetics a day. She then developed a presentation based on her findings to raise awareness about which ingredients in cosmetics to avoid. She presented at her local middle school, high school and local synagogue where people of mixed...



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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County Announce Speakers for Leadership Conference


    Female Leaders to Address Girl Scouts and Adults at Golden Flight to Leadership Conference.

    Hicksville, NY—The Girl Scouts of Nassau County announced today that three successful women leaders will address attendees during the Golden Flight to Leadership Conference and reception. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and acclaimed author, will serve as the event’s keynote and self-made entrepreneur Sara Intonato, will speak to volunteers,  both current Girl Scouts and Girl Scout alumni, and parents. The Conference is the culminating event celebrating the centennial of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor achievable by a Girl Scout.

    “We are immensely excited to bring the experiences of these two powerful women to life for the Girl Scouts and young women in the audience of our Conference,” said Girl Scouts of Nassau County Chief Executive Officer Donna Ceravolo. “We hope to provide positive role models for our attendees while also celebrating the amazaing achievements made by womankind in the reflection of these three speakers.”

    Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D.— a clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Columbia University—specializes in Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. Dr. Tsabary will be the Conference’s keynote speaker; she’ll be discussing daily skills and tools to revolutionize families and parenting. An acclaimed author and international speaker who has presented at conferences and workshops aroun...



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  • Bringing Girl Scout Green to The Farm


    The Girl Scouts of Nassau County celebrate Fall Season at The Farm at Oyster Bay’s Harvest Celebration.

    The Girl Scouts of Nassau County culminated a 7-month volunteer program at The Farm at Oyster Bay with the 7th Annual Harvest Celebration. During the celebration, Girl Scout Gardeners (levels Daisy to Cadette) and Under Gardeners (levels Seniors and Ambassadors) helped harvest potatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash and collected the seeds for next year’s planting. The girls also celebrated the fall season by making scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns. Throughout the program the Girl Scouts learned the importance of giving back as all food grown and collected at The Farm of Oyster Bay is donated to local food pantries across Long Island.

    The Under Gardeners, were honored at the celebration with their community service bars for leading younger Girl Scouts at The Farm. Each girl gave at least 20 hours of community service to helping maintain The Farm, but many girls strive to exceed that number. In return, the Girl Scouts thanked Amanda Roberts, the Garden Manager of the harvest program for her work with the girls.

    We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 23,000 strong – 23,000 girls and adults who believe every girl from Nassau County can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Today, we continue her vision of building girls of courage, c...



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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Leadership Conference Celebrates Gold Award Centennial


    ‘Golden Flight to Leadership Conference’ Brings Together Girl Scout Council, Long Island University and Local Sponsors.

    Hicksville, NY— Girl Scouts of Nassau County announced today its upcoming “Golden Flight to Leadership Conference and Reception” will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Long Island University (LIU). This event will serve as a culmination of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s yearlong celebration of the Gold Award’s 100th Anniversary, and it will feature workshops, a celebratory reception, and three esteemed speakers offering insight on female empowerment. Attendees will include Girl Scouts in grades seven through twelve, Girl Scout alumnae, community volunteers and parents.

    “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. We are extremely excited to celebrate the achievements of these incredible young women and acknowledge the positive impact they have had on communities throughout the United States,” said Girl Scouts of Nassau County Chief Executive Officer Donna Ceravolo. “We are immensely grateful to both Long Island University for hosting with us, and our two sponsors Northwell Health System and Wells Fargo for making this event possible.”

    During the event there will be two workshop tracks—one for adults and one for girls. The adult track will cover topics such as Finding Balance, The Power of Acceptance and Social Media Presence. The girls’ track will...



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  • Announcing the newest Girl Scout Cookie flavor –Girl Scout S’mores.


    In honor of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, we are proud to introduce the newest Girl Scout Cookie flavor –Girl Scout S’mores.

    Girl Scouts of Nassau County will offer a s’mores-inspired crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling. This s’mores-inspired cookie made with specialty ingredients was created with emerging consumer trends in mind. It contains no artificial flavors or colors, high fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. This newly introduced cookie is the first of its kind for Girl Scouts. Like other similar consumer products, the cookie could be priced higher than other Girl Scout Cookies, reflecting the cost of production.

    The tradition of making and enjoying s’mores in the outdoors was popularized by Girl Scouts as early as the 1920s. The organization was one of the first to publish the iconic recipe under the name “Some More” in a 1925 issue of Girl Scout Leader magazine and, then, as “somemores” in an official 1927 Girl Scout publication. The popular s’mores recipe is just one component of Girl Scouts’ longstanding commitment to the outdoors, a cornerstone of the organization that plays a vital role in girls’ leadership development. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) More Than S’mores report, there is a clear connection between outdoor experiences and girls' understanding of their leadership potential. Girls who spend time outdoors through Girl Scouts e...



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  • GSNC to Temporarily Relocate First Week of July


    Garden City, NY (June 22, 2016) – The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) will spend its final week in its longtime facility located at 110 Ring Road, Garden City N.Y., while preparing to undergo extensive renovations. The move, scheduled for the first week of July, will provide the GSNC corporate offices, Cookie Cupboard and Girl Scout Shop with a short-term home in Hicksville, N.Y.

    “This transition into our new temporary office in Hicksville would not be possible without the understanding and support we have received from everyone who is part of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County,” stated Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director, Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We have been in our current headquarters for more than 50 years, and we are so excited for the much-needed renovations that will help us better serve the 23,000 Girl Scouts members.”

    The planned renovations will be executed by design firm Danita Otruba Architect of Westbury, N.Y., and are anticipated to be completed summer 2017.

    The headquarters will receive much-needed structural updates including a new roof, windows and insulation which will provide overall cost savings on utilities, security and technology system renovations. Additionally, the interior will undergo several cosmetic changes, including updates to the kitchen area, a redesign of the existing Girl Scout Shop, a new Volunteer Resource Center and a showcase for the council’s “Living History” collection of Girl Scout uniforms and treasures...



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  • Are You Man Enough to be a Girl Scout?


    Men Volunteer Their Time to Help Their Daughters Get the Girl Scout Experience 

    Garden City, NY (June 16, 2016) – In honor of Father’s Day, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) are commending the fathers who make being a Girl Scout possible and invite other Dads to step up to the challenge. Our male Troop Leaders, council members, Cookie Dads and behind-the-scenes volunteers are crucial to the success of each Girl Scout experience. The organization creates openings for fathers to be a part of their daughter’s lives and strengthen their relationships with one another through participation in numerous activities. We encourage fathers to be involved and on this holiday, thank the unsung heroes who load the camping gear into the truck, build “bridges” for our bridging ceremonies and lend a hand when needed.

    The Girl Scouts of Nassau County considers itself lucky to know numerous fathers interested in volunteering their time to contribute to their daughter’s, and other Girl Scout’s, experiences. These include Angelo Angelico and Jon Wang of Bellmore, NY; Jeff Strauber of East Meadow, NY; Wayne Goldenberg of Jericho, NY; and Clyde Riggins Jr. of Baldwin, NY; who are committed to further carrying the spirit of the Girl Scouts. When a group of hopeful Girl Scouts were in risk of being put on a waiting list to find a Troop Leader, Angelo and Jon stepped up to the plate as co-Leaders.

    “My involvement started when my...



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  • Reaching for the Gold: Girl Scouts of Nassau County Build the Leaders of Tomorrow


    Garden City, N.Y. (June 15, 2016) --- This June, members of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Gold Award, a prestigious honor and the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The Gold Award represents developing leaders by inspiring girls to execute a project they feel passionate about in their local community to make the world a better place. The GSNC will award 101 local young women with the honor, an accomplishment which reflects leadership and citizenship skills that set them apart.

    “Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is an extremely notable achievement, and we are so delighted to announce this year we have over a hundred local young women who will receive this honor," said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director/CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “On average, five percent of eligible Girl Scouts successfully earn the Gold Award, so this is an incredible success for us and the awardees. We are so proud of all the girls who have grown as leaders, increased their civic engagement, and community services through their projects.”

    Over the course of the past 100 years, approximately 1 million Girl Scout alumnae have developed Gold Award projects that address local or global issues – among them green energy and gender-balanced leadership. These projects have positively impacted girls’ lives, their communities, and the world.

    To be eligible, girls must complete two Girl Scout Senior...



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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County Temporarily Relocate Headquarters


    Garden City, NY (May 17, 2016) – The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) will be moving into a temporary headquarters in Hicksville, N.Y., while their longtime facility located at 110 Ring Road, Garden City N.Y., undergoes extensive renovations. The move, scheduled for July 1, 2016, will provide the GSNC corporate offices, Cookie Cupboard and Girl Scout Shop with a short-term home while the regional Girl Scouts council headquarters undergoes a complete overhaul.

    “We are very grateful to everyone who is part of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County for being understanding and supportive as we transition to our new temporary office in Hicksville,” stated Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director, Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “After more than 50 years, our building is in need of several updates, which will help us better serve the 23,000 Girl Scouts member.”

    The planned renovations will be executed by design firm Danita Otruba Architect of Westbury, N.Y., and are anticipated to be completed summer 2017.

    The headquarters will receive much-needed structural updates including a new roof, windows and insulation which will provide overall cost savings on utilities, security and technology system renovations. Additionally, the interior will undergo several cosmetic changes, including updates to the kitchen area, a redesign of the existing Girl Scout Shop, a new Volunteer Resource Center and a showcase for the council’s “Living History” collection of Girl Scout uniforms an...



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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County Invites All Girls to their Camp Programs for a Fun-Filled Summer


    Garden City, NY (May 12, 2016) – Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is inviting girls to join the GSNC family by taking advantage of exciting camp opportunities offered for current Troops and individual girls. Parents have the option of sending Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts to Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp in East Hampton, N.Y. or Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh County Park in Wantagh, N.Y., where first grade to high school senior girls can reap the benefits of the camping experience.  Girls make new friends, explore nature and learn social and life-long skills, while spending their summer being physically active in the program of choice.

    “Girl Scouts of Nassau County is proud to offer rewarding camping opportunities to both our Troops and individual girls in the Long Island community,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director/CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We firmly believe in the benefits of the camp experience and want every girl to have a chance to create life-long memories at our wonderful programs.”

    Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh County Park is a traditional style day camp with activities planned around a special theme each week. The sessions run from June 27th to August 19th and include the themes, Taste of Camp, Spirit Fun, The Magic of Camp, Wantagh’s Got Talent, Creativity, Team USA, Mystery Week and Endless Summer. Girls in grades 1-7 partake in a variety of fun activities throughout the day based on the...



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  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County “Go the Distance” for Healthy Living


    Garden City, NY (May 12, 2016) – The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently hosted their 7th annual Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Over 800 girls, family members, friends and Long Islanders attended the event and enjoyed a fun-filled day outdoors, while participating in health-themed games and program activities.

    “This annual event brings our entire Council together and helps us promote healthy living to encourage our girls to live a socially and emotionally healthy lifestyle,” stated Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We are so thankful to everyone who participated in this wonderful event, along with all of our sponsors, volunteers and donors who made the day possible.”

    This year, a scavenger hunt was added to the two-mile walk, incorporating existing historic landmarks from Old Bethpage Village Restoration to serve as clues.

    Daisy-to-Ambassador Girl Scouts enjoyed healthy snacks, traditional Indian dancing, decorating T-shirts, and dabbling in GSNC Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects during the day’s action-packed activity fair. . All Walkathon proceeds) raised are donated to Girl Scouts Healthy Living Initiatives programming, which encourages Girl Scouts and their communities to integrate aspects of healthy living into their daily lives.

    Girl Scouts of Nassau County thanks the g...



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  • Girl Scout of Nassau County Leaders Share how GSNC Program Positively Influences Bond with Daughters


    Garden City, NY (May 8, 2016) – In honor of Mother’s Day, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) are celebrating the women who run Girl Scout meetings, use their homes as Girl Scout Cookie® warehouse during cookie season, and help raise Girl Scouts to be future leaders of their community, all year-round.  With over 18,000 Girl Scout of Nassau County, Troops would not be possible without the women who serve as leaders and volunteers.

    “Sharing the Girl Scout experience with my daughter creates a special bond between us,” said Tracy Keesee of Levittown, a leader who cherishes bonding with her 10 year-old daughter through the GSNC programs. “As a Girl Scout Leader, I watch other moms drop off their daughters and think ‘How lucky am I?’ I get to experience these moments of giving back or participating in fun activities like a boxing or cooking class alongside my daughter.”

    Girl Scouts instills values into young girls that aid them throughout their entire lives. Through community service, volunteer opportunities and numerous leadership roles, Girl Scouts teaches young women many valuable lessons and allows them to grow into intelligent and educated young women. On top of the opportunities available to the Girl Scouts themselves, the organization also allows mothers to be a part of their daughter’s lives to both strengthen their relationships with one another through numerous activities, as well as grow individually.

    “Being a mom, I could have ve...



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