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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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Art Fest Patch
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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.

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  

 

 

2020 -2021 Signature Programs

November 25, 2020: Eco Trio Virtual Badge Earning Program for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors

December 5-6, 2020: We Heart Welaka

December 7-11, 2020: Be Kind to Your Mind Virtual Series

January 10, 2021: S.M.A.R.T. Cookie - See Photos from the event! 

March 13, 2021: Girl Scouts Love Lighthouses Virtual Event

April 10 & 11, 2021: Journey in a Day: It's Your Story -- Tell It! Virtual Event

April 24, 2021: Farm to Table Virtual Experience

May 1, 2021: Rock the Noc! - See Photos from the event!

May 8, 2021: STEMapalooza - See Photos from the event!

August 6-7, 2021: Movie Magic at the Ballpark

July 25 - August 14, 2021: Mz. Biz Virtual Competition

August 23-28: An Out of This World Journey: Think Like an Engineer

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Summer Funshine

June 1 - August 31, 2021

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Thank you to everyone who has participated this summer! Forms are due by September 30, 2021 and can be found on the bottom of the 2021 Summer Funshine Flyer.

To earn the Summer Funshine patch or year bar, troops must complete the following requirements:

  1. Participate in one activity per month during June, July, and August. Your activities must include a:
    • Community service project 
    • Family activity 
    • Troop choice activity 
  2. 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/year bar.

Patches and year bars can be purchased at either GSSEF Retail Store locations by submitting the form found on the bottom of the 2021 Summer Funshine Flyer.

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Journey in a Day On Demand

Think Like a Citizen Scientist  

September 1 - 30, 2021

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Date: On-demand September 1-30, 2021
Time: Go at your own pace
Location: Virtual
Cost: $25.00
Grade Levels: All Grade Levels

The Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey combines two things we know girls love: STEM and the Outdoors. Girl Scouts 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 of this journey will be on the conservation of biodiversity.

Girl Scouts will earn their Journey by completing the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Lab Book, which includes watching the three pre-recorded videos, completing the activities in the book, and participating in a SciStarter Citizen Scientist Project.  

All components of the Journey are included in this program. Girl Scouts 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!

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Art Fest

September 25, 2021

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED


Date
: Saturday, September 25
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (D/B), 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. (J/C/S/A)
Location: The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Lake Worth
Cost: $18.00 per girl, $12 per adult
Grade Levels: All Grade Levels

Let’s get Artsy! Girl Scouts are invited to express themselves by exploring elements of visual, sculptural, and literary arts at Art Fest on Saturday, September 25. During each session, participants will take part in four age-appropriate workshops including pottery, watercolor, mixed media, and poetry. One of these will be an exclusive workshop sponsored by Truly Nolen Pest Control, where girls can learn about beauty in nature!

The cost of the program per girl includes the Art Fest 2021 patch and all workshop materials.

This is not a drop-off event, adult supervision is required. Registration will close on September 20, or upon reaching capacity. For questions, please contact customercare@gssef.org.

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Girl Scouts Love Butterflies

October 16, 2021

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Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event
Cost: $15.00 per girl
Grade Levels: All Grade Levels

Girl Scouts are you ready to take the flight of a lifetime? Join us as we discover, explore, and take action for butterflies! The virtual experience will include everything from the lifecycle of butterflies, to the different species and characteristics, to why butterflies are so important to protect, and so much more. Just like the butterflies we will learn about, you will also take a fantastic journey as we visit butterfly gardens and advocates in South Florida, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, and all the way to India!

This badge program has been developed to meet all the activity requirements for the council's own badge for all levels of girls. A recording of the event will be sent out afterward for girls to view or review at their own convenience.

We know the girls will enjoy the whole program, but they may take a break and come back to the recording if they would like. All levels of girls are required to complete a Take Action Project to earn their badge. A helpful guide will be included to inspire you as you prepare for your Take Action Project.

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Mentor Me

October 23, 2021

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Calling all Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors – it’s time to put on your business casual attire and join us for an exclusive GSSEF event, Mentor Me! Mentor Me is a networking brunch focused on connecting you with women in the workforce. Not only will you get to roleplay your inner boss, but you will also participate in:

  • Speed mentoring with powerful women paving the way in a variety of industries.
  • An educational workshop with State Farm
  • Professional head shots taken by Little Lake Photography

Date: Saturday, October 23
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Signature Grand, Davie
Grade Levels: Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
Cost: SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICE of $30 per girl ends on 9/30, $35 per girl after 9/30 (includes brunch, patch, head shots, and special gift)

This is an opportunity to explore different career paths, network with fellow like-minded Girl Scouts, and learn vital business skills that will prepare you for your future!

Only Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts may attend, and this is a drop-off event. Adult supervision requirements will be met with GSSEF staff and adult mentors at the event.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Baptist Health South Florida!

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Be Kind to Your Mind

November 13, 2021

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Date: Saturday, November 13
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (DBJ), 2:00 - 5:15 p.m. (CSA)
Location: Old School Square, Delray Beach
Grade Levels: All Grade Levels
Cost: $23 per girl, $12 per adult  

Join us for Be Kind to Your Mind, a program centered on girls exploring the topic of self-care through expert-led teachings and group activities. Girls will learn what self-care means, strategies for managing stress, and more, all while connecting with fellow Girl Scouts to explore these topics.

We are still feeling the impact of the past year and are learning to navigate the new normal. The topic of self-care is a crucial part for our mental health so that we are presenting our best selves every day. The program will include presentations facilitated by community expert and activities including

  • yoga
  • journaling
  • make your own bath fizzies, trail mix, and zen garden
  • puzzle stations
  • and more!

This program will focus on self-care: what it is and how to find the best forms for each person, how to identify burnout, a discussion on mindfulness, and common ways people perform self-care acts.

The cost of this program is $23. Girls will take home their own yoga mat, self-care activities, and the beautiful Be Kind to Your Mind Patch.

Be Kind to Your Mind 2021 is presented by Baptist Health South Florida