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Looking for a wow-worthy story? Look no further. 

At Girl Scouts, we always have a good story to tell. We look forward to working with our local media to share how Girl Scouts—nearly 11,000 girls to be exact—are taking action in southeast Florida, for themselves, their communities, and the world! 

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Cookie Sale Program 2017:
January 19 - February 12

Cookie Sale 2017 Media Kit

Media Opportunities for the Cookie Sale Program
Here is a sampling of opportunities that offer great visuals and interviews that capture some of the activities and excitement surrounding the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Cookie Sale Program. For more information about the events or to schedule an interview, please contact Melinda Glasco, Director of Marketing & Communications, at mglasco@gssef.org or 561-427-0176.

In addition to all the ah-mazing ways our girls are making the world a better place, we also always have a spotlight to shine on our superhero volunteers, programs (STEM, Girl Scout Cookies, and camp—oh my!), and special council events. The possibilities are endless!  

Media contact:

Melinda Glasco
Director, Marketing and Communications
561-427-0176
mglasco@gssef.org

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  • Our Foundation is YOU! Essay Contest


    There are two definitions for the word foundation; it is “the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level” and “an underlying basis or principle for something.” As GSSEF looks forward to our move into a new administrative headquarters, we have an opportunity for our membership to become a special part of both of these definitions of the word.

    The building we have purchased for the new GSSEF administrative headquarters is unfinished on the first floor. Some of the first elements of the customization and build-out process this summer will be to lay the foundation for the first floor. We are taking this unique opportunity to reflect on our work as a staff team and remember why we need an office in the first place. The answer is: you! Our members are the foundation on which all of our ideas, plans, tactics, goals and successes are built.

    We invite you to become a part of this next step for our Council by contributing to both the ”underlying below ground level” of this building and our “underlying basis” for our work within it. Adult volunteers and girl members are asked to answer one of these questions with a short essay (please do not exceed 300 words) and return entries to: foundation@gssef.org between June 1 – 30, 2017.

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  • Get Ready for the GREAT GIVE on May 17


    Mark your calendar! On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from midnight to midnight, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is participating in the Great Give, a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.

    Last year, thanks to generous donors like you, we raised more than $4,000! This year, we know we can accomplish even more - will you join us? This year, one of our areas of focus is getting girls into the great outdoors! Every girl deserves a chance to camp! Your Great Give donation will go a long way in helping us bring the outdoor experience into the lives of as many girls as possible!

    We hope you will consider donating to Girl Scout of Southeast Florida at https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/gssef on May 17th and lend your support to our efforts of providing more girls with the opportunity of outdoor experiences.

    When sharing on social media, please use #GreatGive17.

  • We Have a New Home!


    In February, after months of searching, our Board of Directors authorized Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida to move forward on the purchase of a building that will serve as the new administrative headquarters for GSSEF. We are very excited to share that we have found a new home that will meet the needs of our staff team and membership for many years to come. Just this week we have completed all of the necessary inspections and appraisals, and we look forward to closing next month.

    Built in 2015, this building meets all of our requirements in terms of size, age, geographic location and accessibility to a major highway. While it is currently occupied by a medical office, they will move out later this summer so we can begin making it our own. Although there is a lot that we really like about the building, there is still work to be done to customize and configure the space to best serve our Girl Scout staff team and membership.

     Throughout the construction and moving process, we will provide you with updates and visuals of our continued progress. While the timeline is aggressive, we have extreme confidence in our team and those professionals we will be working with to keep us on track. If all goes according to plan, we will move at the end of the year and will host a grand opening celebration after the New Year.

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  • Your Voice Counts! Girl Scout Voices Count Survey is OPEN through April 30


    At Girl Scouts, we care about your experience, good or bad, and we want to  hear from you! This month Girl Scouts of the USA is conducting a national survey with girls, parents/guardians and troop volunteers called Girl Scout Voices Count to find out what's working, and what's not, in Girl Scouts. They will use your feedback to improve our services and programs. The surveys are now open. Be sure to check your email from April 3rd for the invitation to participate. As a Thank You, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of twenty $50 gift cards! We can't wait for you to make your voice count!

    Got questions? For more information, email GSVoicesCount@girlscouts.org.

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  • Give a Box, Get a Box at South Florida Duffy’s Locations With Donation to Cookies for the Military: February 3


    To help honor our women and men serving in the armed forces, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (GSSEF) has created a one-day only promotion to support theirCookies for the Military program while giving the community a chance to get FREE Girl Scout cookies.

    GSSEF has teamed up with Duffy’s Sports Grill for the Give a Box, Get a Box campaign. On Friday, February 3, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Duffy’s locations in South Florida, anyone that donates a box of Girl Scout cookies to the Cookies for the Military program will receive a FREE box of Girl Scout cookies of their choice, while supplies last. Last year, 3,125 boxes of cookies were donated in just four hours. In addition to Duffy’s Sports Grill, the Give a Box, Get a Box event is sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities.

    Online Cookies for the Military Donation

    If you are unable to make it to a Duffy’s location that evening, you still have an opportunity to get free Girl Scout cookies. Anyone that makes an online donation to the Cookies for the Military program at www.cookiesforthemilitary.org on Friday, February 3rd will be entered into a chance to win FREE Girl Scout cookies for a year!

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  • #GivingTuesday - November 29


    The goal of Giving Tuesday on is to create a global day of giving back, which celebrates the generosity and kindness of people like you. When you make a donation to Girl Scouts of Southeast on Tuesday, November 29th, you invest in the hopes, dreams and future of girls right here in our community. 

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    Giving Tuesday starts at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29th  

    The Giving Tuesday online donation link:

    http://weblink.donorperfect.com/gssefgivingtuesday will open at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29 for 24 hours of giving. Be sure to bookmark the donation link so you may easily access it.

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  • Now Accepting Applications for Delegates to the National Council Session


    Every three years the members of the corporation of Girl Scouts of the USA gather at a central location to conduct the business of the National Council.  Each Girl Scout Council according to the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA, as defined in the Blue Book of Basic Documents, elects Delegates from the Council to the National Council Session.

    Nominations are now being accepted for Council Delegates to the National Council Session to be held October 2-8, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Adult members and Girl Scouts who are 14 years of age and up are eligible to serve as National voting members.

    Nomination Criteria and Application Submissions

    If you meet the nomination criterion as listed here and are willing to accept the responsibilities as listed, please complete and submit an Application for National Council Session Delegate (Adult or Girl as applicable). Links to the applications can be found on the nomination criterion document above (if you do not have the fillable PDF tool, just print out the application to complete). Please follow the submission instructions on the application. The application deadline is December 1, 2016.

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  • First Thin Mint Sprint 5K in Stuart


    Almost 200 runners and walkers laced up their sneakers for the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s (GSSEF) Thin Mint Sprint 5K on Sunday, April 3 at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart. (Palm City Spotlight - May 1, 2016)

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    Nearly 400 runners and walkers of all ages came out to Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach to participate in the fifth annual Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (GSSEF) Thin Mint Sprint 5K on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Following the 5K was the Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash, where kids 8 and under got to show off their speed!

    The top three runners overall were Ramiro Melendez, Seth Kaufman and Mark Kasprzyk. First place finisher Ramiro Melendez set a personal record by completing the race in 17 minutes and 16 seconds. The top female finisher was Suzie Inman with a time of 21 minutes and 46 seconds. All the results can be found by visiting: http://www.accuchiptiming.com/images/Age_Group_Results-Think_Mint_West_Palm.htm

    Awards were given in 17 categories and all participants in the 5K race and Tagalong Trot received a box of Thin Mints after crossing the finish line!
     

  • GSSEF Hosts First Thin Mint Sprint 5K in Broward


    More than 270 runners and walkers laced up their sneakers for the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s (GSSEF) Thin Mint Sprint 5K on Saturday, April 9th at Topeekeegee Yugnee Park in Hollywood. The event also included a Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash for kids 8 and under.

    The top three runners overall were Patrick Gaughan, Veiko Kibena and Peter Scher. First place finisher Patrick Gaughan completed the race in 19 minutes and 53 seconds. The top female finisher was Isabella Chenet with a time of 23 minutes and 9 seconds. All the results can be found by visiting: http://www.accuchiptiming.com/images/Age_Group_Results-Thin_Mint_Hollywood.htm

    Although GSSEF has held the Thin Mint Sprint in Palm Beach County for the past four years, 2016 marks the first year for the race in Broward County. Awards were given in 17 categories and all participants in the 5K race and Tagalong Trot received a box of Thin Mints after crossing the finish line!
     

  • GSSEF Hosts First Thin Mint Sprint 5K in Stuart


    Jupiter, FL April 4, 2016 – Almost 200 runners and walkers laced up their sneakers for the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s (GSSEF) Thin Mint Sprint 5K on Sunday, April 3rd at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart. The event also included a Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash for kids 8 and under.

    The top three runners overall were Brian Heisler, Seth Kaufman and Mark Kasprzyk. First place finisher Brian Heisler completed the race in 17 minutes and 41 seconds. The top female finisher was Diana Fohrman with a time of 23 minutes and 43 seconds. All the results can be found by visiting: http://www.accuchiptiming.com/index.php/race-resultsphotos-6/2016-race-results/icalrepeat.detail/2016/04/03/1020/-/thin-mint-sprint-stuart-race-results .

    Although GSSEF has held the Thin Mint Sprint in Palm Beach County for the past four years, 2016 marks the first year for the race on the Treasure Coast. Awards were given in 17 categories and all participants in the 5K race and Tagalong Trot received a box of Thin Mints after crossing the finish line!

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    At the annual meeting held on February 27th, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida elected their new board of directors for the upcoming year.

    Newly elected members-at-large include Veronica Birch (Jupiter), Karin Daly (Boca Raton), Nicole ‘Nikki’ Fried (Ft. Lauderdale), Jeannie McCall (Vero Beach) and Dr. Ofelia Utset (Jupiter). They join current members-at- large Neil Campbell, Marina DeMaio, Michael Fowler, Franny LaRue, Jennifer Lee, Emma J. Wynn Sampson, Linda Strutt and Lisa Wulf.

    Continuing to serve as the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida board chair is Lorna Brown-Burton. Other officers continuing to serve include Tami Donnally, vice chair, MaryAnn Stetson, secretary and Chuck Shaffer as treasurer.

    In addition to other members-at-large, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida also elected three girl members. Madeline Barnett, a student at Pembroke Pines Charter High School, Jamie Howard, a student at Jupiter High School and Jaleesa Smith, a student at Ft. Lauderdale High School. Each will serve a one year term as girl advisory board members.

  • GSSEF Presents Lifetime Service Award to Laurie Pharr


    Girl Scouts has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service; individuals who volunteer in dozens of capacities influencing the lives of thousands of girls each year. Inspired by these volunteers, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida introduced a new award in 2014 — the Lifetime Service Award. Its purpose is to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the Girl Scout mission through consistent and far-reaching acts of volunteerism that has resulted in strengthening of the organization.

     

    At their recent Annual Meeting, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida presented the 2016 Lifetime Service Award to Laurie Pharr of Okeechobee.

     

    For Laurie, Girl Scouts is a way of life. Laurie has said, “If I only help one girl then I have done my life’s work”. Luckily for southeast Florida, specifically Okeechobee county, she has dedicated endless hours over a span of over 50 years to change lives of not just one, but hundreds of Girl Scouts. Her limitless energy and loyalty to the organization has stood out for years as Laurie has previously received the Thanks Badge and Thanks II Badge, which recognizes a volunteer’s ongoing commitment, leadership, and service. She is an invaluable resource to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, actively recruiting new leaders and girls, helping at camp and training other volunteers. Laurie not only teaches the Girl Scout Law, she lives it every day, and is a wonderful representation of the Girl Sc...



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  • Girl Scouts Honors Six Palm Beach County Women at the Emerald Awards


    Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida danced the night away with 200 Emerald Awards guests after celebrating and recognizing six amazing Palm Beach County women on Saturday, February 20. Guests and honorees enjoyed the ocean view at The Beach Club as they were introduced to five Palm Beach County women who represented leadership in their field and who exemplified the National Initiatives of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

    The honorees were:

    * Laura Kerr in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

    * Lisa Park in Financial Literacy

    * Elizabeth Cayson in Healthy Living

    * Alana Edwards in Environmental Leadership

    * Mary Wong in Global Citizenship

    In addition, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida honored Judi Richards with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy. This special award recognized Mrs. Richards’s extensive philanthropic efforts and her commitment to the growth and betterment of our community.

    See media coverage of the Emerald Awards here.

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