October 15, 2013

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Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) Update eNewsletter - October 2013
The Latest News from Nassau County.
October Issue

First Lady Michelle Obama Supports Girl Scouts!

First Lady Michelle Obama Supports Girl Scouts by Creating a Youtube Video

GSUSA officially launched the "I can't wait to..." campaign with help from none other than First Lady Michelle Obama, our Honorary National President. The First Lady's video highlights the importance of volunteering for Girl Scouts.

View First Lady Michelle Obama's Video>>




DELL Think Tank & GSUSA’s Game On - Girls & Technology Event!

Girl Scouts from Nassau County Take Part in DELL Think Tank & GSUSA’s Game On - Girls & Technology Event!

By Patty Donohue-Brown
STEM Program Specialist

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 some of GSNC's own participated in DELL's Think Tank and GSUSA’s Game On - Girls & Technology event. The girls were the stars of the day as they showed gamers, GSUSA and DELL staff how the interactive game “Be the Video Game Developer” should be played. Our girls were the first in the country to use this new interactive game! They had a great time being video game developers for a day!

Together, DELL and Girl Scouts are committed to empowering girls with the tools to explore what's possible with technology. "Be the Video Game Developer" allows girls to understand the role of technology, specifically computer programming, by creating video games.

View the entire Game On Event>>




The Scoop on Mags&Munchies Rewards and Proceeds!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Mags&Munchies Fall Products Program

By Lucy Effron
Director, Entrepreneurial Programs

New Mags&Munchies Recognition for Top Order Takers

To celebrate the addition of Dulce de Leche Owls, the newest Chocolate Buddy in the Mags&Munchies product line-up, and to reward top order takers, there’s a special acknowledgement available this year. The Top Order taker in each Association, who has magazine and/or snack orders of at least 100 items, will receive a speaker for their portable music player in the shape of an Owl, Penguin or Bear.

At $5 per box, delicious and adorable Dulce de Leche Owls - along with Mint Penguins and Peanut Butter Bears - are a great value and a fun holiday treat!

View Top Order Taker contest flyer>>





Troop Funds from Mags&Munchies Program

Did you know that Troops in Nassau County earned over $50,000 for their Troop treasuries through the Mags&Munchies Program last year? Troops earn 10% of all magazine subscriptions and nut/snack orders, or 15% if they are a Troop (of Juniors or older) who opted-out of rewards and selected additional Troop Proceeds.

Troops can earn 15% in proceeds if they run a Mags&Munchies booth sale. Booth sales extend beyond the order taking portion of the program, and can be held up until November 13.

By now, all girls should have received a packet with information on taking orders for Nuts/Snacks and setting up their own web business for magazine subscriptions. There’s still plenty of time to participate in this program before order-taking ends on November 1. If you’re already involved with other organization’s group money-earning activities, don’t forget to SOS - Save One for Scouts!



GSNC Invites You to the New Leader Reception!


By Joan Bompane
MVP Director, Volunteerism

For all new Leaders – in appreciation for taking the first steps in bringing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in your community! We hope you’ll be able to join us and take advantage of the opportunity to: network with other first-year Leaders, share ideas and challenges & ask questions, learn more about opportunities, programs and resources, get the scoop on Girl Scout cookies, jump into the Journeys and meet GSNC staff.

There are four New Leader Receptions - two on November 18, 2013 and two on January 16, 2013. If you plan on attending the New Leader Reception on November 18, please RSVP by November 13, 2013. If you plan on attending the New Leader Reception on January 16, 2013, please RSVP by January 13, 2014.

View New Leader Reception details>>



Girl Scouts Take Part in Governance

GSNC's Council Nominating Committee is Currently Accepting Referrals for:

Members-at-Large of the      Board of Directors
Council Nominating Committee

If you are interested in any of these important positions, visit the Governance webpage for position descriptions, instructions and a referral form.

The deadline for referrals is  January 13, 2014

For more information, please contact the Nominating Committee, in care of Lori DiMaggio by email at dimaggio@gsnc.org or by phone at 516-741-2550, ext. 204




Girl Scout Cookie Celebration - How Fun Rally!

Volunteers Needed!

Adult, Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Girl Scouts are needed to help at the 2014 Cookie Celebration!
Help us “start the Cookie rolling” by volunteering to help run fun activities!

DATE: January 11, 2014

TIME: 3:00-6:00pm

PLACE: Tilles Center LIU, Post

To sign up to volunteer or for more information email: debellegardeL@gsnc.org




Join GSNC for Disney on Ice - Let's Celebrate!
Disney on Ice - Let's Celebrate!

Join us for a jam-packed celebration of all of your favorite holidays! Catch a glimpse of the “Behind the Scenes” magic right from your seat immediately following the show and earn the official patch!

WHO: Girl Scouts, Girl Scout Families and their Friends

DATE: November 8, 2013

TIME: 7:00pm

PLACE: Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum

COST: Use offer code: GSNC to receive special price of $23.50 per ticket at www.ticketmaster.com

View Disney on Ice - Let's Celebrate Event Flyer>>



Volunteers are the Foundation of Girl Scouting

Our volunteers make a difference…in the lives of girls, in the success of families and in the growth of communities. We have a position that is right for you.

Membership Organizers: Are you someone who likes meeting and working with a variety of people? Are you a good communicator and detailed oriented? Then you may be interested in becoming a contact for one of the schools in your town.

Individual Girl Coordinator: Are you detailed oriented and have good communication skills? This is a position that will keep girls not currently in Troops connected with other Girl Scouts in their own community.

Council Facilitator: Can you communicate information to small or large groups via trainings or workshops delivered several times during the year?

If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer positions, please contact Sue Carter, Volunteerism Manager at 516.741.2550 ext.231 or email carters@gsnc.org