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                                                                                       Spring                      2009




Ice Breakers make a“Break Through”
                    at Robotics Challenge!
For the past 2 years, Girl Scouts of Nassau County      The Ice Breakers, Team #3790, will be                “Thanks”
has received a grant from the Motorola Foundation       traveling to Atlanta in April for the FLL               to our
that allows girls to participate in the FIRST LEGO      World Festival Competition accompanied              Volunteers ....2-3
League (FLL) Competition, which was typically dom-      by their coaches Steve Kitchener and
inated by boys; Science, Technology, Engineering &      Diane Kitchener, (Diane is a Girl Scout              Programs ....4
Math (STEM) are areas in which more girls are getting   Leader in Nassau County). This is a
involved. We are very fortunate and appreciate               proud moment for our team of girls. It        Community
the support Motorola is providing                             is an accomplishment just to be invited         Service ....5
girls in this area.                                            to compete. We will post the
                                                                outcome of the Atlanta competition
                                                                 on www.gsnc.org so be sure to            what’s
                                                                  check us out!
                                                                                                          inside
                                                                            Did the
                                                                        “Ice Breakers”                    Just for Girls ....6-7
                                                                         win? Go to
                                                                       www.gsnc.org
                                                                                                                 Fund
                                                                                                          Development ....8-9

                                                                                                               Tributes ...9
                                                        Once again, we thank the Motorola Foun-
                                                        dation for all their support and dedication,               Camp ...10-11
                                  The first time         and for continuing the funding into the 2009
                       we participated in the           season. The 2009 FLL Season Challenge,            Membership ...12
        FIRST LEGO League Competition was
in 2007. Now, a year later, our team, “The Ice                                                             Oktoberfest
Breakers,” has earned the Champion’s Award for                                                                   2009,
the 2008 Season Challenge. The award is scored                                                            43rd Annual
for robot design, robot performance, project            for girls ages 9 -14, begins its recruitment in
                                                                                                               Meeting
presentation and teamwork and measures how              May. For information, contact Claudia Pagán
                                                        at paganc@gsnc.org or at 516.741.2550             Help Wanted ...13
the team members inspire and motivate others,
solve problems, and demonstrate respect and             ext. 255. Information will also be posted on
                                                                                                              Training ...14-15
gracious professionalism to everyone involved           our website, www.gsnc.org.
in the competition. However, to be considered
                                                              Read all about GSNC’s                           Dates to
for the Champion’s Award teams must also
                                                          Lego Chicks on Pg 18 -19 of the                   Remember ...16
perform well in the equally-weighted technical
and team presentation categories.                         Leader, Spring-Summer 2009.
                 A Message From Sandra Echols Williams...
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                                    “Who says a small group of thoughtful,
                                  dedicated people cannot change the world,
                                     for indeed, that is all that ever has.”
                                              Eleanor Roosevelt

                 Girl Scout volunteers have been the heart and soul of progress and change in the
                 Girl Scout movement for the past 97 years and through volunteers we have helped
                 millions of girls to gain courage, confidence and character, and those girls have gone    April is
                 on to make the world a better place. Two years ago I talked about strategic renewal
                 and organizational transformation being the work of today. To paraphrase Juliette        Girl Scout
                 Low, we are making tomorrow’s history, now! As the dynamic in our world unfolds          Volunteer
                 daily we are reminded why our work is so critically important. Girl Scouts of Nassau
                 County (GSNC) is preparing the leaders of tomorrow today; leaders who will guide         Appreciation
                 an ethical course, manage through times of change, determine future direction, and       Month...
                 move organizations from where they are to where they need to be. They will be
                 the leaders who make things happen, shape the culture, face reality and mobilize
                                                                                                          It is a time we set aside to say
                 appropriate resources and encourage others to do the same.
                                                                                                          “Thank you” to all the volunteers who
                                                                                                          make Girl Scouts of Nassau County
                 Positioning Girl Scouts to become the world’s best leadership experience for girls is
                                                                                                          possible. Girl Scout volunteers are
                 part of our strategic renewal and a goal of the Girl Scout Movement. This goal will




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                 develop and train girls right here in Nassau County who will lead our community and      woven into the very fabric of our lives.
                 the world.                                                                               They are parents, grandparents,
                                                                                                          workers, and community members
2                In order to accomplish this goal we will continue to need the partnership of Council     who have given us the gift of their
                 volunteers, Board members and community stakeholders, as well as our staff, all of       time and their passion. Whether it
                 whom give so much in time, expertise and dollars. We must have courage to continue       is leading a Troop, training other
                 to face the realities of our commitment. Can we utilize the three keys of the Girl       volunteers, serving on our Board of
                 Scout Leadership Experience “discover, connect, and take action?” First, “discover” if   Directors, or serving on one of the
                 there are gaps between our verbal commitment and our actual commitment. Second,          many Council committees, our
                 “connect” our skills and expertise to where we can have the biggest impact for Girl      volunteers work tirelessly to see
                 Scouts of Nassau County. Third, “take action” by connecting our personal network to      that the job gets done. Without
                 GSNC in order to develop relationships with new people and resources for our girls. By   our volunteers, Girl Scouts would
                 continuing to work together, we will make strides as we move from good to great.         not be the preeminent youth-serving
                                                                                                          organization it is, making the
              In May I will complete my term as President and Chief Volunteer Officer for Girl             transformational change in girls’ lives
              Scouts of Nassau County, as I move to a new set of personal adventures. I am proud          that it does. This month, please
              to have been your leader at a transitional time for the Girl Scout Movement. I have         make sure you reach out to the Girl
              been privileged to meet and work with outstanding people and I thank you for your           Scout volunteers in your life and say
              partnership. I hope you share our commitment as we focus our resources on the               “Thank you.”
                            girls of Nassau County and seize the opportunity to be the makers of
              g the w            history as we work to create a cadre of exceptional leaders for
           in                                                                                             Girl Scouts of Nassau County will




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         k                          Nassau County and the world. Please give our next Chief Volunteer
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                                     Officer your continued support.
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                                                                                                          Association Service Team to be used
                                                                                                          to thank the adult volunteers who
                                                                                                          have helped over the past year. We
                                                                                                          owe each of you a debt of gratitude
                                                                                                          for the lives you are touching. We
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                                                                               Sandra Echols Williams
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        b                                                                                                 could not do what we do for girls
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            et               a                                    President and Chief Volunteer Officer
                 ter pl                                                                                   without you, our volunteers.
          Look for this
                                                           “THANKS”     T O           O U R
                 ELLM
     Association Junior
                                                           Cookie Volunteers
        Troop on your                                       Girls love to sell Girl    ASSOCIATION             COOKIE VOLUNTEER
             television!                                    Scout Cookies®, but        Baldwin                 Tricia Keskinen
                                                           they can’t do it with-      Bay
                                                      out the help and support         Bellmore                Colleen Wright
         My name is Katie
                                              of the adults in their lives. Now        Carle Place/Westbury    Denise Thompson
      (the Thin Mint in the    that our 2009 Cookie Program is almost over,            Central Park Cupboard   Sue Glassman
  picture). My Junior Troop    girls are eagerly awaiting those Cookie Rebate          Central Park            Tracy Simmons
                               Checks and Cookie Credits, so that they can             East Meadow             Nancy Rosenbaum
and I made a public service
                               put their plans into action. Whether it is that         ELLM                    Rhona Barbieri
                                               big trip to Europe or the dude          Elmont                  Cassandra Powell
                                                                                                               Dawn O’Neil
                                               ranch, or a major Community
                                                                                       Five Towns              Tammy Maddaloni
                                               Service Project, our girls have
                                                                                       Floral Park             Cynthia Freidman
                                               imagined it, and then made it           Freeport                Nirva Johnson
                                               happen. We give our thanks to           GSNC Cookie Cupboard    Jan Collier
                                               the parents and other adults                                    Barbara Pumphrey
                                               in the girls’ lives, for encourag-                              Nancy Benchimol
                                               ing them, escorting them, and           Garden City             Patricia Kelly




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                                               teaching them the skills it takes       Glen Cove               Rose Marte
                                               to be a success.                        Great Neck              Marcie Zeitlin
                                                                                       Hardscrabble            Georgia Koutsoudis
                                             Our thanks also go to the                 Herricks                Colleen O’Brien      3
                               hundreds of Troop Cookie Managers, who                  Hicksville              Joyce Gorski
         announcement to                                                               Island Beach            Lisa Schwartz
                               worked with the girls to reach the Troops’
        promote Girl Scout                                                             Jericho/Syosset         Sharon Lane
                               goals and the girls’ personal goals. The Troop
                                                                                                               Krista Richardt
 Cookies® for the Military.    Leaders and all the girls appreciate the job            Manhasset               Laura Petras
It was really fun to shoot a   you’ve done to support them. They couldn’t                                      Nancy Kiley
                               have done it without you.                               Massapequa              Colleen De Cuir
  commercial, but it’s most
                                                                                       Merrick                 Dianne Danielsen
     fun to watch it on TV!    But our deepest gratitude goes to the                   Oceanside               Dana Berkman
                               Association Cookie Chairs, those volunteers             Park                    Carol Anglikowski
                               in each Association who train the Troop vol-            Plainedge               Cindy Lavelle
                               unteers, distribute the paperwork, answer the           The Plains              Suzanne Livigni
                                                                                                               Dee Dmuchowski
    Kookie                     questions, enter the information, schedule the
                               deliveries, collect the paperwork, schedule the
                               local Cookie Booths, and support the Troops
                                                                                       Port Washington
                                                                                                               Karen Lynch
                                                                                                               Raleigh Brown

    Cookie                     throughout the Cookie Season. Your dedication
                               has allowed our girls to turn their dreams into
                                                                                       Rockville Centre
                                                                                       Roosevelt
                                                                                       Seaford/Wantagh
                                                                                                               Alice Vonnoh
                                                                                                               Colette Mitchell
                                                                                                               Jan Collier

   KickOff                     reality. At a time when many families may
                               not be able to afford to write a check for that
                               year-end trip or event, our girls have earned
                                                                                       Shore
                                                                                                               Maureen Tredwell
                                                                                                               Adrienne Daley
                                                                                       Uniondale               Sonja Aanensen
                               the money they need to pay their own way.               Valley Stream           Jo Ann Scala
                                                                                                               Lorraine Pergola
                                                                                       WARM                    Maryann Zwiebel
                                              Hardscrabble Cookie Kick-off             West Hempstead          Terry Bodnar



                                              Daisy Troop #3747, pictured with Karen Piazza, Leader, is all ready
                                              to sell Girl Scout Cookies®!
                                                            Critical Issues Partnership
                 You asked for it!
                Chorus Auditions                  Molloy College has agreed to provide Girl Scouts of Nassau County with the expertise of Melissa
                                                  Gebbia, PhD, for a research study on the emotional intelligence of girls. Girls in grades 4 through
                     Announced                    12 participating in the Affection Connection patch program will complete pre- and post-surveys.
              By Donna Rivera-Downey,             Dr. Gebbia will measure any change in the responses between the pre- and post-surveys. Results
                      Director, Marketing         from the study are expected to be released in the fall of 2009. The questions asked on the surveys
                                                  were drafted by Girl Scouts of the USA as part of its plan to measure tangible outcomes of girl
     Girl Scouts of Nassau County Chorus          programming.
          needs ten additional members to
                                                  Dr. Gebbia has been a Troop Leader in the ELLM Association for nine years. She is an Associate
       round out the sound of the Chorus.
                                                  Professor of Psychology at Molloy and is currently studying the impact of volunteerism on bullying.
           Open auditions will be held on         We are delighted to have Dr. Gebbia working with GSNC on our Critical Issues Initiative.
            Saturday, June 27, 2009 from
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm and on Sunday,
         June 28, 2009 from 2:00 pm to            A Night with the Long Island Ducks
            5:00 pm. All auditions will be
      scheduled in 15-minute increments.          Join the Girl Scouts of Nassau County to cheer on the Long Island Ducks on Monday, August 17. The
          Auditions are open to girls from        Girl Scouts, their families and friends will come together for an evening of baseball at Citibank Park in
           Nassau County in grades 2-11.          Central Islip. Game starts at 7:05 pm. Gates open at 6:05 pm. Tickets cost $10.00 per person.
           Girls who audition need not be
                                                  Troops can participate in the opening ceremony, a parade around the field. Be sure to bring your
       registered as a Girl Scout, but they
             must agree to join if selected.      Association’s and Troop’s banners and flags. Detailed information about the meeting time and place
                                                  for the opening ceremony will be sent to you with your tickets.




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              Each girl will be asked to sing
           a capella. She may choose any          Girl Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms. All participants are responsible for their own trans-
            song––a pop song, a Girl Scout        portation. For more information and to register, please go to www. gsnc.org and click on Program
4          favorite, even “Happy Birthday.”       Spotlight, or contact Cynthia Garrett at garrettc@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 241 by Tuesday, June
              While prior experience is not       30, 2009.
              required, the application form
             asks for information on a girl’s
             previous experience in singing,
         performing, playing an instrument
                                                                   Tai Chi in the Gardens
                            or reading music.     A GIRL SCOUTS OF NASSAU COUNTY EVENT FOR THE “BIG READ”
        Girls will be selected based on the
                                                  Girl Scouts of Nassau County, in partnership with the Long Island Arts Council of Freeport, is excited to
        needs of the Chorus for vocal and
                                                  participate in the Big Read. The Big Read is a program initiative from the National Endowment of the
             musical strength; eagerness to
                                                  Arts designed to revitalize the role of reading in American public culture.
         perform; and availability to meet
          minimum attendance standards            Girl Scouts of Nassau County is hosting Tai Chi in the Gardens – A discussion of The Joy Luck Club by
         at rehearsals and performances,          Amy Tan and an introduction to the gentle movements of Tai Chi. Girl Scouts in grades 9 – 12 are invited
        girls will represent the diversity of     to participate and are encouraged to bring their mother, aunt, grandmother or other adult female to
              girls living in Nassau County.      join them. Tai Chi in the Gardens will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the beautiful
                                                  Orchard Hill house at Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury. Tickets for this event are $10.00 per
         For more information, application        person. Registration is LIMITED.
      form and updates, please check our
          website www.gsnc.org under              Event Registration includes a copy of the book, entrance to Old Westbury Gardens, and an introductory
        the “girl” section. Once all audition     Tai Chi class. Registered participants may pick up their FREE copy of “The Joy Luck Club” at our
                slots are filled, a waiting list   Council Service Center during regular office hours.
                           will be developed.     Following the book discussion Mike Pekor, from Tai Chi Kung Fu of Long Island, will introduce the
       For questions, please contact Donna
                                                  stress-reducing gentle movements of Tai Chi. Please wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.
                                                  Participants are encouraged to tour Old Westbury Gardens after this event.
    Rivera-Downey at riverad@gsnc.org or
                   516.741.2550 ext. 260.         For more information and to register for this event, please go to www. gsnc.org and click on Program
                                                  Spotlight, or contact Pat Paluszek at paluszekp@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 214.
                                                                                                        Glen Cove Association
                                                                                                        Junior Troop Gives
                                                    Garden                                              St. Rocco’s Food Pantry
                                                                                                        A Total Make-over!
                                                       City
                                                   Association
                                                                                                        Girls from Troop #1858 decided
                                                       Junior                                           to earn their Bronze Awards by
                                                       Troop                                            assisting the food pantry of

   Makes a Difference                                                                                   St. Rocco’s parish. The girls


 in the town of NYERI in Kenya, Africa
                                  Hi! We are Girl Scout Troop #1331 from Garden City, NY. This
                                  past year we finished our Bronze Award by collecting sports shirts
                                  for kids in Kenya, Africa.
                                 Before we officially started this big project, we invited our local
                                 priest, Father Gabriel, over. He grew up in Kenya and was able
                                 to give us lots of information about what the kids’ daily lives were   painted, cleaned and sorted food
                                 like in Africa. He told us that for many, these sports shirts would
                                 be their best shirts which they would wear on Sundays! This was        items to give the
                                 very surprising because almost everyone in Garden City has these       room a fresh look. They also




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                                 shirts and they may never be used again. After talking to Father       “raised” food for the Pantry
                                 Gabriel we decided we would ship these sports shirts to the town
                                                                                                        and decided to forgo their
                             of Nyeri because that is where he grew up.
                                                                                                        incentives for the Fall          5
                              We knew the first thing we had to do was tell everybody about this
                                                                                                        Products Program,
                              project. We did this by making posters, signs, and flyers that were
                              distributed to schools, stores, and at sporting events. We even got       meaning 15% of
                               permission to station drop-off spots at our local schools, and St.       their proceeds was
                                Paul’s field house, as well as the homes of those in our Girl Scout      able to go toward
                                 Troop. In addition, we placed an ad in the local newspaper to make
                                 sure that everyone knew about this project. Now it’s time for the      buying more food! (You’ll be
                                  hard part.                                                            happy to know the girls still

                Each week we took turns picking up the dropped-off shirts. We had to make sure          received their patches).They will
the shirts were cleaned before we folded, stored and boxed them for shipping. Furthermore,              do the same
we had a bake sale to raise money for shipping. We also used our dues and Cookie money to               for the Girl Scout Cookie®
help pay for this.
                                                                                                        Program … and the extra
Finally we shipped 15 boxes of hundreds of shirts which arrived safely in Nyeri, Kenya. Troop           5 cents per box will be
#1331 is proud to have made a difference in other children’s lives.
                                                                                                        used to buy more food!



                                             Shore Association Junior Troop hosts
                                “STOMP OUT HUNGER DANCE-A-THON”

Non-perishable food was the price of admission at Troop #116’s Bronze Award Dance-a-thon, resulting
   in 1,300 food items being donated to Mutual Concerns (a food bank in Sea Cliff), and 200 cans of
    dog/cat food being donated to the Animal Lover League, Glen Cove! Please go to www.gsnc.org
  to see a listing of the many businesses whose donations made the Dance-a-thon possible. This event
                   demonstrated what all Girl Scouts already know: Community Service can be FUN!
                                                         t
                                                   Just for Girls
          This year’s theme “Imagine If”       E A S T          M E A D O W                 A S S O C I A T I O N
         was a helpful hint to the young
          Girl Scouts to expand ... their
                knowledge about Goals
                                              Cookie Kick-off Explained!
                                                                              By Ashley, Senior Troop #1284




                                             O
                              and Money.

                Sarah, Senior Troop#1284               n January 16, 2009, Girl Scout Troop 1284 held a Cookie Kick-off to start
                                                       off the Girl Scout Cookie® Program with some Cookie fun! Each of the
                                                      girls was responsible for making an activity to do with the younger girls to
                                               get them pumped up for selling Cookies. Sara’s job was to play a game involving
                                               huge Cookie Cards, having the girls shout out the cookie name.




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                  The girls learned how to
                                               Kerri made a taste test where the girls were blindfolded and had to guess the
             sell Cookies, what to do and      name of the Cookie after trying it. My job was to play a memory game with all
         what not to do while selling, we      the different types of Cookies. Sara taught the younger girls about setting goals for
6       quizzed them on the names                             their Troop, fun goals, and service goals.
    of the Cookies, and did                                    Ali played a game with a beach ball
                                                               involving what to say to customers
        a Cookie taste test,
                                                                while selling. Vickie showed the girls
        made boxes for the                                      how to make a donation box for our
      donations for soldiers,                                    military overseas. Lastly, Jessie end-
    and came up with polite                                       ed the night with a Cookie song
       ways to ask customers                                       while everyone danced around in
                                                                   Cookie costumes up and down
               to buy Cookies.
                                                                    the aisles to end the night with
        Sara, Senior Troop#1284                                      excitement. The Cookie Kick-
                                                                     off was a great success!



                                             This year our goal is to sell 50 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies per girl, and raise
                                             money to buy materials to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to give to the
                                                                hungry. Our campaign is to raise money to help other people,
                                                                not just for us to benefit from the revenue. With remaining
                                                                money we hope to plan some sort of fun activity for us to do.
                                                               However, it is the service project that is the most important
                                                               part of our campaign. In the past we have always chosen unique
                                                              service projects to help diverse groups of people. We hope
                                                             that in the present and future, we continue to help others
                                                             by selling Cookies.

                                                            Kerri, Senior Troop#1284
GIRLFEST is back!
                                           F O R            2 0 0 9
   Last year’s       If you came to our first GIRLFEST in September
    winning          2008, you know how much fun it was. If you weren’t
                     there last year, you’ll definitely want to be part of this
   patch was
                     amazing event for Girl Scouts of all ages!
    designed
                     When: Sunday, October 4, 2009 from noon to 4:00 pm
    by Jenna,
                     Where: Broadway Mall in Hicksville
  Troop 2093,
  Valley Stream      Cost: $5 per girl - Adults attend FREE! Register: Use
                     Troop or Individual Program Registration form from Possibilities or Register
   Association.
                     Online at www.gsnc.org                                                           Girl Leadership In Action
                       Troops and individual girls (with adult companion) can come for an after-      On Sunday afternoon January
                         noon of fun and friendship. • Plan and run an activity table to share        11, 2009 Judaic Badge awards
                          your ideas with other Girl Scouts (a great way to earn Leadership
                                                                                                      were presented to 30 Jewish
                           Hours!) • Sign up with your activity idea at www.gsnc.org • De-
                            sign a new GIRLFEST patch! Visit our website to get the details. All      Girl Scouts of Nassau County:
                            entries are due by June 1, 2009. The winning design will be used for      fourteen Brownie Girl Scouts
                           the GIRLFEST 2009 event patch, and the winning designer will receive       received their Lehavah (the
                          a $25 gift card for our Council Shop.                                       word means “Flame”) Awards




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                                                                                                      and 16 Junior Girl Scouts
                                                                                                      received their Bat Or
 L I F E         O N L I N E    J U S T      G O T       S A F E R                                    (meaning “Daughter of Light”) 7
                                                                                                      Awards. What makes this
 LMK (“let me know”) is an online safety campaign created in partnership
                                                                                                                  remarkable is that
 with Girl Scouts of the USA and Microsoft. Girls can visit an interactive
                                                                                                                  the workshops,
 website http://lmk.girlscouts.org, where they can see what other girls have
                                                                                                                  in the past offered
 to say, while learning how to navigate cyberspace safely.
                                                                                                                  by adult mentors,
 Parents can subscribe to their own e-newsletter at the website                                                   were conducted by
 http://letmeknow.girlscouts.org. This newsletter will help parents gather tips                                   Amanda Lev, now
 and tools to help keep their families safer online. Current topics include                                               a 12th grade
 social networking sites (Facebook, My Space, etc), cyberbullying, and how to                                             Girl Scout
 guard against online sexual predators.                                                                                   Ambassador.
                                                                                                                         Amanda has
                                                                                                                         been conduct-
                                                                                                                        ing workshops


                                     green!
                                   THIS CRAFT CORNER IS                                                                for the past
                                                                                                                      four years and
                                                                                                      has helped more than 90
                                                                                                      girls receive Judaic awards.
                                       GSNC Staff member, Alice McDonough suggested that we
                                                                                                      Amanda, from the East Meadow
                                        have a Craft Corner in this GirlFriends issue, and followed
                                                                                                      Association has also offered
                                        up her suggestion with these three adorable daisies. Go
                                                                                                      sign language workshops.
                                        to www.gsnc.org/GirlFriends for instructions. If you are
                                                                                                      THANK YOU Amanda!
                       interested in submitting a photo and instructions for one of your
                                                                                                      Go to www.gsnc.org for in-
favorite “green” crafts, send it to Judi Franzen, franzenj@gsnc.org. Thanks!                          formation on religious awards.
                                                                                                             S
                                         FUND DEVELOPMENT
                                                    I N V E S T             I N      U S        S O     W E        C A N
               Apologies for our
                      Omission

            We are happy to include
                                                                Invest in
          Grace Lovell among those
                                                              their Future
                                         T
           recognized for 35 Years of
         Service and Tenure. Grace’s             he goal of Girl Scouting has always been clear – to build girls of courage, confidence,
         name was inadvertently left             and character who make the world a better place. To achieve and maintain this goal
        out of the listing on page 14            means that as an organization we must be the best at what we do: we must offer the
                                         best programs, provide the best resources and engage the best volunteers and staff. It costs
          of the GirlFriends, Winter
                                         money to be the best!
        2009 issue. Congratulations
                                                   Family Campaign helps us maintain the funds needed to continue to deliver quality
                     and Thank you!      programs. Thanks to every Association for supporting our Family Campaign goal and to the
                                         following Associations for meeting and/or exceeding their goal by December 31, 2008:




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                                                  Central Park               ELLM                Elmont
                                                  Floral Park/Bellerose/     Great Neck          Hardscrabble
8                                                    Stewart Manor           Herricks            Jericho/Syosset
                                                  Manhasset                  Park                Plainedge
                                                  Port Washington            Rockville Centre    Seaford/Wantagh

                                         Four Associations received the $200 Family Campaign Incentive Bonus for 2009 by having at
                                         least 50% of their families contribute $25 or more: Rockville Centre, ELLM, Great Neck and
                                         Plainedge. Special recognition goes to the Manhasset Association for doubling their Association
                                         goal. Wow!
              June 15- 21, 2009
           Bethpage State Park,
                  Black Course
                                                           What does it cost to help YOUR daughter
        Ever wanted to go to the US                          become happy and well-rounded?
      Open, but couldn’t get tickets?
                Here is your chance!      BALLET CLASS .................. $40.00 a month
     Girl Scouts of Nassau County is         Recital costume ............ $75.00
    looking for volunteers to work at        Pictures ......................... $50.00
     a concession stand on the 12th          Tickets ........................... $10.00 a season
                                          LACROSSE ......................... $125.00 spring session
         green throughout the event.
                                             Equipment .................... $80.00
         In return, you get a pass for
                                          PIANO LESSONS .............. $25.00 a week
           the day of your shift, free
          parking, and a meal ticket.
                                                       GIRL SCOUTS OF NASSAU COUNTY ....... $12.00 a year
             To find out more, go to
               www.gsnc.org/usopen
                                                                      THE EXPERIENCE: Priceless
                     S A V E                T H E          D A T E !


Go for the Green
                G O L F             C L A S S I C      2 0 0 9


                          Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s 25th annual “Go
                               for the Green” Golf Classic will take place at
                                    the North Hempstead Country Club in Port
                                    Washington on Monday, August 10, 2009. This
                                     year’s honoree is Jim Adelis, President, Adelis
                                    International Security. Mr. Adelis has been in-           GLEN COVE ASSOCIATION JUNIOR TROOP

                               strumental in making GSNC’s Operation Cookie                   VISITS PORT WASHINGTON SCIENCE MUSEUM

                           Program a success. Please join us in honoring him                  Troop #128 loves science, so we worked on our

  with a day of golf, food and fun! If you have questions, please contact                     “Science Sleuth” patch. For this badge we studied

  Sherry McGrath at 516.741.2550 ext. 240 or mcgraths@gsnc.org.                               fingerprints, vibrations, and we learned the
                                                                                              properties of water and how to make paper.
                                                                                              It was a great afternoon funded in part by our

                             Tribute                                                          Girl Scout Cookie® money!




                                                                                                                                                  9
                                            FUND


In Honor of:                                                          Fran’s Family ~ Anne and Dan           Jacqueline Hennelly                  9
                                                                      Monahan, Thomas Monahan & Family,      Debra Ieraci
Fran Monahan retired on 1/1/09. The
                                                                      Mr. & Mrs. Al Wakin                    Deborah Johnson-Schiff
following people made the purchase of THREE                                                                  Fran Karliner
Friendship leaves possible. Thank you!                                                                       Irene Lennon
                                                                      Dr. & Mrs. Edward P. Kang
                                                                                                             Christina Lightbourne
                                                                      Antoinette Agosta                      Miriam Lopez
In Memory of:                                                                                                Diane M. McFarlane, Esq.
                                                                      Stephanie Albert
Sallie Falkowski ~ (Former Glen                                       Elizabeth Alford                       Linda Melaccio
Cove member) James Connolly,                                          Sandra Ashby                           Yvonne Mowatt
Doris Gaythwaite-Connolly,                                            Sheila Bohan                           Martha Naples
Janet Carpenter, Elaine Cohen                                         Austin E Cannon, Jr.                   Barbara Palermo
                                                                      Stephanie Carlino                      Ellen Palmisano
Emacula Grella Kinsey ~                                               Susan Caruso                           Regina Pellman-Johnson
Dixie Simonetti                                                       Donna Ceravolo                         Dorothy Pugliese
                                                                      Paige Johnston Charles                 Barbara Pumphrey
Dorothea Pratt ~ (Former Staff member,
                                                                      Jean Coduri                            Carol Ransom
Resource Room Founder) Dixie Simonetti
                                                                      Basia Damsker                          Marie Rauch
                                                                      Lorna De Bellegarde                    Christine Rio
Thank You to:                                                          Magalie Delia                         Lorraine Rizzuto
                                                                         Ms. Donna DePiola                   Tina Sanacore
Sincere thanks to the                                                      Lori Di Maggio                    Rae Schopp
FPBSM G.S. Association                                                      Patricia Donohue-Brown           Rita Scott
for all their support, good                                                 Lucille Duckson-Bramble          Nora Sirianni
wishes, friendship and love                                                 Carolyn Eckhardt                 Lydia Slatic
during this past year. I am                                                Christina Ferry                   Victoria Strauber
truly grateful for all my Special                                         Cynthia Friedman                   Joanne Surless
Green Angels.                                                           Cynthia Garrett                      Joyce Wagner
Cynthia Friedman                                                      Vivian Gupta                           Sandra Echols Williams
     Summer Camp
        2009                                                  IS FAST AP P R OACHIN G!

            IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP . . .                                 for Girl Scouts of Nassau County

     Summer Camp Programs! Visit our website at www.gsnc.org to view our brochure, registration forms and availability!

                    Questions: Contact Laura Bissett-Carr at: BissettL@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 233




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     LOW ROPES COURSE
     FACILITATORS NEEDED AT
     CAMP BLUE BAY

     Looking for a few key volunteers willing to become certified
     low ropes facilitators

       Volunteers must:

       • Be 18 years or older.
       • Be physically fit to participate in all ropes activities.
       • Participate in a three-day training Saturday to Monday,
         May 23-25, 2009 at Camp Blue Bay.
       • Be willing to facilitate four low ropes programs a year.

     For further information or to volunteer contact:
     Laura Bissett-Carr, Manager, Program & Outdoor Services:
     BissettL@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 233.
PARENT/CHILD OVERNIGHT                                                               PARENT/CHILD OVERNIGHT
                                                                                     REGISTRATION FORM
If you and your daughter(s) cherish quality time together, this weekend
is the perfect opportunity for you to bond. At the annual Parent/Child
Overnight, you may choose to take part in a variety of planned camp                  Child’s Name: _________________________
activities, enjoy a local attraction or just relax and enjoy the beautiful natural
surroundings of East Hampton. Bring along your lunch for Saturday. Dinner,           Parent’s Name: ________________________
evening snack and breakfast will be served in the Dining Hall.
                                                                                     Address: _____________________________
Be sure to register now as the event fills quickly. We can accommodate
up to 200 people in 4-person platform tents. Limited indoor space (dormi-            City, State, Zip: ________________________
tory-style in Troop Houses) is available upon request.
                                                                                     Phone: ______________________________

           Who:     All registered GSNC girls and a parent.                          Email: ______________________________

           Date:    Saturday to Sunday, September 12-13, 2009                        # attending: ______ X $25.00 = __________

          Time:     9:00 am Saturday to 11:00 am Sunday                              Tents _______ OR Troop House: __________

         Where:     Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton                                      Please place with: ______________________

           Cost:    $25.00 per person



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     Questions:     Contact Laura Bissett-Carr at:
                    BissettL@gsnc.org or 516.741.2550 ext. 233
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                                                                                     ALL IN ONE – CAMP
TROOP CAMP TRAINING                                                                  TRAINING WEEKEND
ALL IN ONE WEEKEND
                                                                                     REGISTRATION FORM
Are you interested in learning about Troop Camping all in one weekend?
                                                                                     Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7, 2009
Pack your bag and join the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Trainers for a
                                                                                     Name: ______________________________
fun-filled training weekend. Participants need only bring along their
overnight bag, sleeping bag and willingness to learn. We’ll do the rest.
                                                                                     Address: _____________________________
Training to include Trip Training, Outdoor Pre-Plan and Mandatory overnight
– “All-in-One.”
                                                                                     City, State, Zip: ________________________

           Who:     Adults interested in completing Outdoor Training.                Phone: ______________________________

         When:      Friday to Sunday, June 5-7, 2009                                 Email: ______________________________

           Cost:    $25.00 per person (includes food and training materials)         # attending: ______ X $25.00 = __________

      Questions:    Contact Laura Bissett-Carr at:                                   Amount Enclosed: $____________________
                    BissettL@gsnc.org or 516-741-2550 ext. 233
                                                                              ✁
       At the 51st Convention of Girl Scouts of the USA,




                                                                                 INCENTIVE
                                                                                     R E G I S T R A T I O N
       the membership registration fee was increased to
                                  $12.00 and the Lifetime
                                           Membership fee
                      ~
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         ~ AL              is                                          L E A D E R S ,         G I R L S       &    P A R E N T S
                     n fee                     to $300.00 with
            st ratio
       Regi        12.00                        the exception
           n ow $                               of Graduating
                                                                 Top Five Reasons to Participate in Registration this spring!

                                         Seniors who have a      1 ~ You will have uninterrupted service in mailings, publications, etc.
                                 one-time opportunity to
                                                                     from the Council office.
                                                                 2 ~ By signing the Troop up now, girls and parents can go ahead and plan
               pay $ 156.00 if they register as a Lifetime
                                                                     for their activities in the fall.
       Member by September 30th of the year in which             3 ~ Girls can begin working on their leadership awards over the summer
                                                they graduate.       rather than waiting until the fall.
                                                                 4 ~ Troop proceeds from the Cookie and Fall Products Programs can be
           For each Family Campaign
                                                                     used to pay for girls’ registration fee. You can carry on Juliette Gordon
                                                                     Low’s idea of Troops being self sustaining and in these hard economic
     donation of $25 or more, your
                                                                     times the parents will appreciate the good financial stewardship.
     daughter’s Troop will receive                               5 ~ The incentive patch will fill in a “blank” spot on girls’ vest/sash.
                                                   Receive a
      10% rebate in the form of a
     gift card/certificate to spend
                                                 10% Rebate!




                                                                                 
      on patches, books, or any of




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     the other fun and helpful items
                                                                             L EADER
                                                                       TROOP LEADER END OF THE YE A R




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           sold in the Girl Scout Shop!


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                                                                          “HAVE I DONE EVERYTHING I SHOULD?
                               New Fri                                             Use This Checklist as a Guide
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                                                                 R Re-registered the Troop for the following year.
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                                                                 R Solicited Family Campaign Donations.
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                                                                 R Completed Summary of Troop Finances and Detailed Cash Record;
                          ee                                               sent to the Association Treasurer by the deadline.
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                                                                 R    Deposited money in the Troop treasury as “seed” money for next
                                                                           year’s activities.
                                                                 R    Updated and organized records. Made notes for next year.
                                                                 R    Took inventory of resources such as books and equipment.
                     Backpack ❤ Bag Clip                         R    Thanked and recognized all who have helped the Troop
                     Calypso Change Purse                                  throughout the year.
                       Friendship Bracelet                       R    Distributed all Cookie and Fall Products incentives to the girls in
                      Friends Water Bottle                                 the Troop.
                                                                 R    Completed all necessary requirements for bridging.
                    Magnet ❤ Mood Pencil
                                                                 R    Held a Court of Awards to recognize the girls accomplishments
                      Mug ❤ Neck Wallet                                    and /or distributed all recognitions.
                        Notebook Buddy                           R    Provided information to the girls on Summer Camp opportunities.
                           Patch ❤ Pin                           R    Provided continuity for the Troop by planning to continue with the
                                                                           Troop or by helping to find someone who will be the Leader.
                               T-Shirt
                                                                 R    Checked the Training opportunities to enhance leadership
                                                                           and organizational skills.
                  Go to www.gsnc.org for a                       R    Patted self on the back for a job well done and taken pride
                  photo/full description/cost!                             in all I’ve done to help the girls grow!
                                                                                                     Part-Time Sales/Marketing
Girl Scouts O F NAS SAU CO UNT Y                                                                     The successful candidate will have

       43rd Annual Meeting                                                                           a professional attitude and strong
                                                                                                     presentation skills, be computer
Wednesday, May 13th Girl Scouts of Nassau County will hold its 44th Annual Meeting at                literate, have previous experience
Adelphi University in the University Center Ballroom. Directions and information will be             in sales/marketing/teaching, and/
included in the Annual Meeting mailing which will be sent out to Delegates the beginning of April.   or public speaking. Mandatory:
Information will also be posted on our website, www.gsnc.org.                                        Flexible schedule (evenings and some
Delegates will consider various proposals that will affect the Council, including whether to allow   weekends), access to a car and the
girls aged 14-17 to be elected as Council Delegates from their local Associations. The Council       Internet. Up to 12 hours per week.
Nominating Committee will present a slate for the Board of Directors and the Nominating
                                                                                                     EOE, GSNC is committed to diversity.
Committee. – Check the Council website www.gsnc.org in early April to see the proposals and
the slate that will be considered – just click on the Governance Section under “Take Action” on      M/F. Fax cover letter and resume to:
the home page.                                                                                       516.741.2207.




                                                                                            b
The Annual Meeting will be preceded by a reception to greet the candidates and the
program will include a review of 2008 and updates on what is happening in Girl Scouting.             Help Wanted
For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Annual Meeting, contact
Lori DiMaggio at 516.741.2550, ext. 204 or dimaggio@gsnc.org.                                        Clerical/Data Entry

                                                                                                     We are looking for part-time,
        M A R K        Y OU R        C A L EN D AR S               N O W       F O R



       OKTOBERFEST 2009
                                                                                                     temporary data entry help. Work
                                                                                                     several half days a week beginning




                                                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                     in June/July. We will work with
                                                                                                     your schedule. Please FAX
                                                                                                     your resume/hours of
Hi! My name is Michele and I’m the Volunteer Chair for Oktoberfest. I hope you will all join us.                                            13
                                                                                                     availability to Ellen Palmisano
Oktoberfest is perfect for new and returning Leaders and other adult Girl Scouts. It provides the
chance to:                                                                                           at 516.741.2207. Girl Scouts of
         • Network with up to 150 other adult Girl Scout volunteers                                  Nassau County is committed to
         • Participate in a variety of workshops                                                     diversity. EOE, M/F.
         • Share ideas and learn new skills
Most of all … laugh, relax, have fun, try new things AND see the camp without the girls.
Did I mention it’s all adults? Friends Old and New Join Us!
WEEKENDER~Friday to Sunday, October 16-18, 2009: The rate is $65.00 per person
($80 for participants who are not registered adults with GSNC) which includes; sleeping
accommodations for Friday and Saturday, five workshops*, four meals, two snacks and a
variety of activities throughout the weekend.
DAYTRIPPER~Saturday, October 17, 2009: The rate is $40.00 per person ($50 for
participants who are not registered adults with GSNC) which includes; roundtrip transportation
by coach bus, four workshops*, one meal, one snack and special program activities for the day.
The bus for Camp Blue Bay departs promptly at 6:45 am from the Service Center in Garden City
and returns to the Service Center at approximately 7:00 pm with a quick stop for a fast-food
dinner (on your own).
The committee and I are excited about this year’s theme and it promises to be a sweet surprise
for you. Look for Oktoberfest updates, registration information, and workshop choices at the Girl
                                                                                                     GLEN COVE ASSOCIATION
Scouts of Nassau County website; www.gsnc.org. If you have any questions about Oktoberfest
2009 please contact Joan Bompane, Adult Education Coordinator at bompanej@gsnc.org or                JUNIOR TROOP Enjoys sailing the
516.741.2550 ext. 245                                                                                “Christeen!” Troop #1858 had fun
I am looking forward to meeting you at Oktoberfest 2009!                                             in the sun because they worked hard
Michele Anselmo, Oktoberfest Committee Chair                                                         on the Girl Scout Cookie® Program!
*NOTE: Some workshops may include an additional fee.                                                 What is your Troop’s goal?
             Seeking Volunteer
                      Coaches

       Are you an experienced leader
                                                                           Girl Scout Leader
                                                                                   TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
         who would be willing to offer
                                                                                   for New and Experienced Girl Scout Leaders
      support to new Leaders in your
                community? The time                                            What training is required for New Leaders?
           commitment is minimal; all
          we are asking is that you be                             The following three courses are required for all new Leaders. Volunteers who do not
      willing to call/email and provide
                                                                   have a home computer can access the sites from their local library computer or an
                                                                   online session can be scheduled at the Service Center by contacting Joan Bompane,




                                                -
      guidance to new or transitioning
                                                                   Adult Education Coordinator at 516.741.2550 ext. 245, or bompanej@gsnc.org.
                               Leaders.

      Providing support, guidance and
      encouragement to new Leaders
                                                                   1. GSUSA Volunteer Orientation
             is an important aspect of                             (previously called Basics of Girl Scouting) For this online training you must first
          Volunteer Development and
                                                                   obtain a packet from Girl Scouts of Nassau County which contains information for
                                                                   accessing the national website; a copy of Safety-Wise, the Girl Scout manual that
           longevity. Involving parents,
                                                                   provides you with program standards and safety guidelines for common Girl Scout
     organizing trips, budgeting, using                            activities; Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc., Policies Standards & Guidelines, as well




                                               #
         the Journey books or earning                              as our Volunteer Policies.
        badges, might be some of the
       topics discussed. New Leaders
                                                                   2. Welcome to Girl Scouts

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         need assistance determining
            dues, identifying resources                            This online course reviews the history and traditions of Girl Scouting as well as the
14           and planning a calendar.                              structure of Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. This training can be found online at
                    Everyone wants to                              our website www.gsnc.org under Adult Training.
              deliver quality programs
            to the girls in their Troops.
     Troop Consultants fulfill some of
      these needs within some of our
        Associations, however, there is
     usually only one Troop Consultant
                                                         Adult Recognitions
      for each level and therefore not                                   A W A R D S             C E R E M O N Y
     enough support to reach all new
      Leaders. The volunteer coach is
     an ideal opportunity to develop a
     supportive relationship in person,
            on the phone or via email.
                                            T         he 2009 Adult Recognitions Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday evening, March 10, 2009, at
                                                      Long Island University on the C.W. Post Campus. Thirty-four volunteers, from fourteen different
                                                      Associations received awards, including Tenure and Years of Service. Retiring Girl Scouts of
                                            Nassau County (GSNC) Board President and Chief Volunteer Officer, Sandra Echols Williams received
                                            the Thanks Badge, which recognizes an adult member whose performance is truly outstanding and
                                            benefits the total council or the entire Girl Scout movement. Active in Girl Scouts of Greater New York
         If you would like to volunteer     for many years, a member of the Board of Directors of GSNC for 10 years, and its President for the past two
          your time and experience to       years, Sandra has been a consistent champion of Girl Scouting and all the benefits it brings to girls.
        support other Leaders, please       Longtime volunteer Cynthia Friedman received the Honor Pin, which recognizes outstanding service to two or
     indicate the level of Girl Scouting    more Associations or program audiences. This award was given in recognition of her work with the GIRLFEST
           you are most familiar with:      Committee, the Asian Task Force, the Council’s Living History Committee and her deep commitment to Global
        Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette,    Girl Scouting.
      Senior or Ambassador, and then        The Appreciation Pin is awarded to a volunteer for actively giving outstanding service within at least one
        contact Joan Bompane, Adult         community or program delivery audience. This year’s 22 recipients have given service ranging from coaching
                                            a Lego Robotics Team to managing Girl Scouting within their entire community.
             Education Coordinator at
                 bompanej@gsnc.org.         See upcoming GirlFriends AND go to www.gsnc.org for photos/bios.
                  For new Leaders as well as Leaders moving to the next level:



% 3. Leadership Essentials
                                                                                                            Are you a First Aid
                                                                                                            Instructor or are you
                                                                                                            interested in becoming one?

                                                                                                            We are seeking First Aid Instructors
                  Leadership Essentials is the core of the new Girl Scout program created to help           who are willing to donate time to teach
                  girls and adult volunteers develop their own leadership skills. This two-hour course is   a First Aid class to Girl Scout Leaders.
                  offered by Girl Scouts of Nassau County and can be taken in a group setting here          First Aid Training or its equivalent, is an
                  at our Service Center. To register for an in-person class simply access our website       essential component of Girl Scouting;
                  www.gsnc.org and click on Adult Training, under the Leadership section you can            it is a requirement for camping and
                  view and register for a class.                                                            helpful for Troop trips and overnights.
                  Pressed for time, can’t get a sitter or prefer to stay at home? Not a problem!            If you are a trained First Aid Instructor
                  Leadership Essentials can also be taken online at our website www.gsnc.org and            and interested in teaching the course
                  is available 24/7. You can easily begin the course, stop if you need to, and pick up      or if you are not currently a First Aid
                  where you left off at another time that works for you. Click on Adult Training on our     Instructor but are an experienced First
                  home page to access this course.




J
                                                                                                            Aider who might be interested
                                                                                                            in taking the coursework to become

                  Level Classes                                                                             an instructor, let us know!

                                                                                                            Please email Joan Bompane,
                  Level classes for Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette, Senior & Ambassador                 Adult Education Coordinator
                  (This training was previously called Advisor-to-Girls) are no longer required             at bompanej@gsnc.org or call




                                                                                                                                            15
                  courses for volunteers but can be used to supplement your leadership development.         at 516.741.2550 ext. 245
                  If you choose to take one or all of these online courses, please complete the five
                  questions at the end of the training so that we can add this to your volunteer file.
                  These courses can be accessed at our website www.gsnc.org under Adult Training.                                                     15

                                                                                                            New Leader
                              W IT          EF
     C AN Y OU MATCH THE TERM WIT H T H E D E F INIT IO N?                                                  Workshops
                  New Girl Scout Leadership Experience Glossary Of Terms
                                                                                                            Are you a new Leader who could use
  Term                           Definition                                                                  some help getting started with your
                                                                                                            Girl Scout Troop? Come to a 1½ hour
 1 Circles                   A Girls understand themselves and their values and use their                   workshop here at the Service Center to
                               knowledge and skills to explore the world.                                   meet with other new Leaders and get
 2 Learning-by-Doing         B Ways that girls and adults participate in Girl Scouting.                     useful information about such topics as
                             C Physical formations that help create an inclusive “safe space” for girls.    setting up your bank account, dues, trips,
 3 Connect
                             D Girls lead with courage, confidence, and character to make the world          Fall Products and Girl Scout Cookie®
 4 Cooperative Learning        a better place (Our Mission).                                                Program sales, planning your year and
                             E Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally.        earning badges. Dates for the summer
 5 Long-term Outcome         F The number of Leadership Keys (Discover, Connect,Take Action).               and fall workshops are listed below. All
   of Girl Scouting          G Girl/Leader resource books that help girls explore a theme through           workshops are held from 7:00 pm
                               fun learning activities, journaling, games, songs, puzzles, ceremonies       to 8:30 pm. To register, visit our
 6 Pathways                    and take-action challenges.                                                  website at www.gsnc.org and click on
                             H A “hands-on” learning process that engages girls in cycles of action         Adult Training. You will find workshop
 7 Discover
                               and reflection resulting in deeper understanding of concepts and              selections under “Specialty.”
                               mastery of practical skills.
 8 Take Action
                             I Girls act to make the world a better place, using critical thinking               Tuesday, August 11
 9 Journey Book                skills to get at the roots of an issue and strive toward lasting change.          Thursday, August 27
                             J All members of a group work together towards a common goal                        Tuesday, September 15
10 Three                       that can only be accomplished with the help of others.                            Thursday, September 24
                                  ANSWERS: 1(C); 2(H); 3(E); 4(J); 5(D); 6(B); 7(A); 8(I); 9(G); 10(F)           Wednesday, October 14
Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc.
110 Ring Road West
Garden City, NY 11530-3296




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                                                                                              DATES
                                                                                           to remember &
                                                                                                        “ P L A C E S ”                   TO           G O !


                                                                                                 April 18   Defend Yourself: Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

                                                                                                 April 20   Defend Yourself: Juniors

                                                                                                 April 22   Girl Scout Leader’s Day
                                                                                                            http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28388.asp

                                                                                                 April 26   Tai Chi in the Gardens (See page 4)

                                                   FP/B/SM ASSOCIATION                           April 27   Open House for Families and Leaders
                                                   Troops 1271 and 1280 visited
                                                                                              May 6 & 14    The Daisy Garden Dig
                                                   Raynham Hall. They were
                                                    so surprised to learn that in                May 13     Annual Meeting, Adelphi University (See page 13)
                                                     Colonial days children made
                                                                                                 May 30     Troop Groovy Girl Party, Council Service Center
                                                      their own toys, used hot
GirlFriends is published four times a year in
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.
                                                                                                            (See page11 in Possibilities, Spring 09)
Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc.,
110 Ring Road West,
                                                        coal-filled bed warmers to
Garden City, NY 11530-3296
Telephone: 516.741.2550                                      warm their beds, and did             June 7    NY Liberty Basketball Game
Sandra Echols Williams
                                                             chores like bringing in the
President & Chief Volunteer Officer
                                                                                                 June 14    Gold Award Ceremony, Adelphi University
Donna Ceravolo
Executive Director/CEO
                                                              wood for the fireplace.
Deborah Goldsmith                                              It was a great visit, go          June 15    Open House for Families and Leaders
Chief Operating Officer
                                                                 to www.gsnc.org to
Donna Rivera-Downey
Director, Marketing
                                                                                                 June 29    Summer Fun Day Camp Begins (See pages 10-11)
Judi Franzen
                                                                     see more photos!
Production Coordinator
                                                                                                   July 9   Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp begins
Designed by PEREGRINE DESIGN

Entered as Second Class Postage at Garden City Post Office,
USPS, 135-280
                                                                                                  July 29   Girl Scout Day with the New York Mets at CitiField
Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc., an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Agency, is a member of Long Island’s United Way,
Five Towns Community Chest, United Community Fund of Great Neck
                                                                                               August 10    Go for the Green Golf Classic (See page 9)
and North New Hyde Park, Manhasset Community Fund, and
The Community Chest of Port Washington.
                                                                                               August 17    A Night with the Long Island Ducks (See page 4)

                                                                                              October 4     GIRLFEST, Broadway Mall, Hicksville (See page 7)

                                                                                           October 17-19    Oktoberfest, An adult weekend of fun, networking
                                                                                                            and learning (See page 13)

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