Program is what girls do in Girl Scouting – and they sure do a lot! From patch programs to Council-wide events, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida offers a variety of exciting program opportunities for girls of all ages. Council-sponsored programs are designed to provide more flexible ways to be a Girl Scout. They are based on the themes of leadership development, life skills and community service and supplement troop activities while providing girls with enriching experiences in Girl Scouting. For questions, email Lammy Askar, director of program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many ways to be a Girl Scout! Girl Scout Pathways are how we describe all the wonderful ways that you can participate. Pathways can be combined any way that works for you, and Pathways give you the flexibility to explore the many ways Girl Scouting can be part of your life.
Camp: Experience our day, weekend or resident camps during summer, winter or spring.
Events: Participate in GSSEF’s mega events, such as the Camp Creepy, Camp-Tennial, Cookie U, Mall Madness, My Chick-N-Me or Suite Retreat.
Series: Participate as an individual or as a group in a series of sessions relating to a specific theme or purpose, such as a Junior First Aid or It’s A Girl’s Life.
Troop: Girls team up with other girls and meet regularly during the year with support from troop leaders, parents and staff. They engage in high-quality, fun programs that encourage learning, relationship building, and provide leadership opportunities.
Travel: Girls participate in leadership and cross-cultural opportunities through in-state, national and international travel. Girl Scout destinations are travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older. They are facilitated by Girl Scouts of the USA and hosted by individual Girl Scout councils, GSUSA and contracted organizations, such as Outward Bound. Girl Scout destinations events and trips open girls up to a whole new world of people, places and ideas.
Virtual: Girls engage in interactive, high-quality program activities in a safe and secure online environment.
As Girl Scouts, we promise to “help people at all times” and “make the world a better place.” What better way to demonstrate our commitment to Girl Scouting than providing community service! Conducting service projects during Girl Scout Week or on Thinking Day is a great way to give back to our community while expressing enthusiasm for the Girl Scout Movement. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida has two Council-wide community service projects that girls can get involved in every year. Girls can receive a patch for participating; all while learning about her community and feeling good about herself because she helped someone in need.
BABY BASICS Infant Supply Drive
October 1 – October 31 (annually)
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida loves to help children in our area who are in need. With almost 14 percent of babies being born in poverty, the local agencies in our Councils’ jurisdiction need help to provide the basics for these babies to get a healthy start in life. October is Baby Basics month and you can be part of this community service project too. We are encouraging individuals, families and troops to participate by collecting baby items for local agencies. We will be collecting cans of formula, cereal, diapers, diaper wipes, bottles, baby lotion/baby oil/baby wash/shampoo and other baby care items that will be distributed to local agencies that are in need of the supplies Sorry, we CANNOT accept other donations such as clothing, furniture, toys, strollers or other equipment. You can place baby collection boxes in your local churches, schools, daycare centers, grocery stores, and get your entire community involved. Then take your donation to one of our pre-selected drop off sites (To Be Announced Soon) between TUESDAY OCTOBER 1st –THURSDAY OCTOBER 31st. Together, we can help new mothers go home with the things they need so their babies grow strong and healthy! The official Baby Basic Flyer will have the specified drop off locations and will be announced one month before the drive!
FEEDING FLORIDA TOGETHER Food Drive
By the Numbers: We tallied it up! 750 local girls participated in the Feeding Florida Together Food Drive in April 2013 to raise a total of 15,519 pounds of food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in Lantana.
Weighing in with the Top Amount: Congratulations to Troop 20303 from Palm Beach Gardens (Tri-Star SU) who donated a total of 361.2 lbs of food to the Palm Beach County Food Bank on April 13, 2013. This dynamic troop of home-schooled Brownies and Juniors has been led by Lori Lynn Ramsdell-Scott since 2010. They donated the TOP amount of food this year!
Honorable Mention: Feeding Florida Together Food Drive sends a Honorable Mention to Brownie Troop 10546 from Broward County that donated 186 pounds of food! Special thanks to Troop Leader Nicole McLaughlin.
April 1 – April 30 (annually); All grade-levels
2013 Program Partner and drop off site: Palm Beach County Food Bank. Location: 525 Gator Drive – Lantana, FL 33462.
The Palm Beach County Food Bank volunteers and staff have created age-appropriate, meaningful hands -on educational program experiences for our girls at their location. For complete Food Drive details, and program registration information, click here to download the Feeding Florida Together Food Drive Flyer.
Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the United States ~ nearly 17 million ~ don’t get enough food to live active, healthful lives? As Girl Scouts, we must do our part to decrease these alarming statistics and help feed the hungry in our communities. Local food banks need your help to stock their pantries and prevent hunger even when it is not the holiday season. Join us for our 5th Annual GSSEF Feeding Florida Together Food Drive, and help us collect non-perishable food items. We encourage you to reach out to your local community to help us in our mission to fill the food pantries during this month!
You can place food collection boxes in your local churches, schools, daycare centers, grocery stores, and get your entire community involved! Then take your donation to the Palm Beach County Food Bank on weekends between MONDAY APRIL 1st -TUESDAY APRIL 30th. Only troops who donate food directly to this location during the time-frame will receive a FREE 2013 Food Drive Patch. Patches will be available and distributed through the Service Units once the food drive has ended.