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Signature Programs

We're thrilled to introduce our very own series of exciting GSSEF Signature Programs! Don't forget to save the date for your favorite programs and continue to visit this page for the latest information on the current Girl Scout Year.

Upcoming Programs:

Signature Programs
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What are Signature Programs?

They’re exclusive, council-sponsored programs that are large in scale and designed with totally unique and fun experiences JUST for Girl Scouts.

Girl Experience Volunteer Commitee

Would you like to be part of the magic? We are seeking active, organized, creative volunteers to join our new Girl Experience Committee! Work behind the scenes with our Girl Experience staff and play an important role in the creation of GSSEF Signature Events. To learn more and apply check out our online application.

Questions? Contact us at doakley@gssef.org.

2018 - 2019 Signature Programs

October 13: Ultimate STEM Day - Check out the Flickr Photo Album! 

November 20-21: Movie Mania - Check out the Flickr Album!

December 1: We Heart Welaka - Check out the Flickr Photo Album!

December 8: #BeHealthful - Check out the Flickr Photo Album!

January 12: S.M.A.R.T. Cookie - Check out the Flickr Photo Album!

February 23-24: Mall Madness - Check out the Flickr Photo Album!

April 27-28: Journey in a Day: "It's Your World, Change It." - Check out the Flickr Photo Album!

May 4: Cyber Security Champions - Check out the Flickr Photo Album!

September 21: Fall Into Girl Scouting - Check out the Flickr Photo Album!

2019 - 2020 Signature Programs

October 12: Ultimate STEM - Checkout our Flickr Photo Album

November 9: #BeMindful - Checkout our Flickr Photo Album

November 26 - 27: Movie Mania - Checkout our Flickr Photo Album

December 7: We Heart Welaka - Checkout our Flickr Photo Album

January 11: S.M.A.R.T. Cookie - Checkout our Flickr Photo Album

February 22-23: Mall Madness - Checkout our Flickr Photo Album

August 1 - 31: Centennial of Suffrage

August 29: Journey in a Day

September 26: Fall Into Girl Scouting  

 

 

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Summer Funshine

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Bright Sun. Big Fun. It's Summer Funshine!

Girl Scouting is here all year long. Keep the fun, friends, laughter, and learning going all throughout the summer months. Summer Funshine provides an opportunity to do things you or your troop didn’t have the time or resources to do during the school year. And it’s the perfect answer to the summer boredom blues!

To earn the Summer Funshine Patch or year bar, girls/troops must complete the following requirements:

Participate in three activities (one per month) during June, July, and August. Your activities must include:

  • Community service project - You could make face masks, write cards for seniors in assisted care, or participate in the GSSEF Summer Infant Supply Drive or Feeding Florida Together Food Drive. Any community service project is acceptable!
  • Girl Scouts @ Home activity - We have a variety of Badge Blueprints for each grade-level and council-sponsored virtual programs happening all summer!
  • Troop choice activity - You and your troop could work towards a new badge, start a Journey, or participate in a GSSEF-sponsored virtual program together.

It is not necessary for every girl in the troop to participate in each activity, but each girl must participate in at least one activity to be eligible for the patch or year bar.

Check out the most recent email from us explaining the program and July virtual oppportunities!  

Patches and year bars can be purchased at the Retail Store by submitting the form found on the Summer Funshine flyer by the deadline of September 30, 2020.

Questions? Contact Customer Care at customercare@gssef.org or call us at 561-427-0177.

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Centennial of Suffrage

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Votes for women! Ballots for both! It’s been 100 years since the United States took the first step to guarantee all women the right to vote with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to our Constitution. This historic moment didn’t just give women a voice at the polls -- it led to major improvements in communities all across the country. To gain the right to vote was a long-fought battle led by an extraordinary group of women whom we have to thank for the freedoms afforded to us every election day.

Join us August 1 – 31, 2020 to learn more about the historical importance of the suffrage movement that led to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and all the positive impacts women voters have had on society ever since. This virtual program can be done completely on your own over the course of the month of August by following a printable Activity Guide that will be provided to you, or you can log on to participate in guided activities August 4 – 6, where we will feature:

August 4:

  • Susan B. Anthony (brought to life by Sheryl Faye) will perform and discuss the formation of the women’s suffrage movement
August 5: 
 
  • Katrina Long-Robinson, Vice Mayor for the City of Westlake, FL will discuss representation of Black and minority communities and their journey in the movement towards voting equality
  • Commissioner Rita Barreto Craig of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women will discuss women’s rights today
August 6: 
 
  • Wendy Sartory Link, Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County, will discuss the importance of women voters and the impact women have in local communities

Upon completion of this program, girls of all grade levels will earn a limited edition patch commemorating the centennial of this great moment in history and a NEW badge!

$15 per girl for GSSEF members
$19 per girl for out-of-council members

All participants will receive:

  • a limited edition GSSEF Centennial of Suffrage patch 
  • a brand new GSUSA badge released in July 
  • access to three live virtual experiences with special guests
  • access to an educational printable GSSEF Activity Guide with over 20 options of activities to complete as well as the GSSEF Girl Scouts @ Home Badge Blueprints for the new badge

For questions about the Centennial of Suffrage program, please contact customercare@gssef.org

Register here!

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Journey In a Day

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Science doesn’t sleep in the summertime. It’s all around us, all the time. All you have to do is look, or observe, and Think Like a Citizen Scientist!

The Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey combines two things we know girls love: STEM and the Outdoors. Girls will learn how to use the scientific method by taking part in live experiments to practice making observations, collecting data, and asking questions about the natural world around them. The focus is the conservation of biodiversity; by the end of this program the girls will better understand their environment, the impact humans have on it, and inspire others to act with them as spokeswomen for the environment!

Girls will earn this Journey by completing three virtual sessions and by participating in a SciStarter Citizen Scientist Project, collating their data to be submitted to support research being completed by scientists at The California Academy of Sciences and UC Berkeley.

All components of the Journey are included in this program. The girls will complete a Take Action project with inspiration from organizations actively working to protect biodiversity including the Akron Zoo, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, The Reef Institute, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Lion Country Safari and more!

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors - REGISTER HERE

Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors - REGISTER HERE

Dates:

  • August 24: Introduction
  • August 29: Live Event
  • September 5: Follow-Up

Can’t join us on these dates? Not to worry! A recorded video of the session will be available to you that you can watch whenever is convenient.

Cost:
$24 per GSSEF girl member
$30 per non-council girl member

Cost includes access to all PDF printable handouts and guides, videos, live event, live Take Action Project Support, and the event patch. 

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Fall Into Girl Scouting

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Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Virtually from the comfort and safety of your home!  
Grade levels: All
Cost: $6/girl (includes patch!*)

REGISTER NOW!

Calling all Girl Scouts! No matter where you are – or how you’ve spent the last few months – Girl Scouting is here, open and ready to go!

A new membership year is almost here and it’s full of leadership-developing, skill-building, female-empowering, STEM-exploring, and outdoor-adventuring fun JUST for you. Girls Scouts of all grade levels can join us to learn what this next year has in store in our virtual Fall Into Girl Scouting virtual program. You may even learn of opportunities you didn’t even know were available to you!

‘Fall Into Girl Scouting’ is a virtual program for all Girl Scout grade levels and promises to be interactive and fun. Girls can discover and learn more about what’s in store this year. Join us for over 9 sessions, including “Adventure Awaits: Girl Scout Outdoors Is More Than S’mores”, “Becoming a Savvy Saleswoman”, and even “All the Fun That is To Come”. You and your girl can tune in for the sessions that you want to see! All registered girls receive a limited edition Fall Into Girl Scouting 2020 patch AND are eligible for an array of fabulous free prizes in our chance drawings. 

Below is just some of what you can expect when you ‘Fall Into Girl Scouting’ with us:

  • Meet GSUSA’s new interim CEO Judith Batty and hear about why the world needs female leaders
  • Meet Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as she talks about what it means to have confidence and a strong sense of self
  • Learn how to #leadlikegirlscouts with dynamic GSSEF CEO, Lisa Johnson
  • Become a savvy saleswoman and set SMART goals with Gabi as you gear up for your 2021 Cookie Sale Program 
  • Understand GSUSA’s Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards with the help of GSSEF COO, Lori Sullivan, including eligibility, prerequisites, and deadlines
  • Community Service Vs. Take Action projects, what’s the difference? Find out how this applies to Journeys and High Awards
  • Explore options for Outdoor adventures and camping with Kate as you find that Girl Scouts is more than s’mores
  • Blast off with Vivien to learn all about S.T.E.M. and why it is important for girls to engage in activities like engineering, robotics, and coding 
  • Explore how to be more creative, healthy, and civic-minded with Jessica as you discover all the Life Skills Pillar has to offer 
  • Learn about the Girl Scouts Entrepreneurship Pillar and the benefits for girls at any age

Do you have a friend who isn’t a Girl Scout yet? Invite her to email customercare@gssef.org to register!

*Patches will be available during Patch Pick-Up Days at our GSSEF Retail Stores. More details to come!

Questions? Contact Customer Care at customercare@gssef.org

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS 

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Rock the Noc!

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**Our inaugural Rock the Noc! program has been postponed to May, 2021 - Registration will be available closer to the event date**

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Camp Nocatee, 6009 Flaghole Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440
Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Adult Members, and Family
Cost: $15 for Girl Scouts and $10 for Adults and Family

Bring the whole crew and jam out with us at GSSEF’s outdoor festival, Rock the Noc! We are celebrating music, art, and self-expression out at Camp Nocatee and it’s going to be a rocking good time. Not only will you and your family get to explore all the reasons we love camp (including archery, canoeing, hiking, and campfires), but there will be a live band set up on Founders Hall porch, an open mic poetry jam session, music-themed crafts, candle-making and more!

Don’t forget to BYOF (that’s Bring Your Own Festival)! We are encouraging participants to bring chairs, coolers, and blankets so you can enjoy the day in comfort.

This event is open to registered Girl Scouts of all grade levels and adults – no tagalongs, please. This is not a drop-off event and girl/adult ratio is required. The Girl Scout price includes event fun patch.

Questions? Contact Customer Care at customercare@gssef.org or call us at 561-427-0177.