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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!

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 561-427-0176
mglasco@gssef.org

Latest News from GSSEF

  • GSSEF Hosts Fifth Annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K at Okeeheelee Park


    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!

    About Girl Scouts For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida em...



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  • Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Elect New Board of Directors


    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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