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Girl Scouts of Nassau County Go “Back to Troop”


Met Life Foundation LogoNew York, NY – August 14, 2013 The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is getting ready to begin the “Back to Troop” season by recruiting new members and forming new Troops as it launches fall programming. GSNC prides itself in providing programming that develops critical life skills and leadership experiences for girls 5 to 17 years of age.

“Girl Scouts of Nassau County is an organization that provides girls with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to build a successful future while making memorable friendships,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Our goal is to be a positive influence in the lives of young girls.”

There are approximately 4500 new Girl Scouts who join every year, as families recognize the many benefits to being a part of the Girl Scout organization. One in every two adult women has at some point been a member of Girls Scouts and has directly benefitted from the organization. Data from the Girl Scout Research Institute indicate that Girl Scouting is a rewarding experience that enables girls and women to become more civically responsible and monetarily successful as adults.

Members of GSNC can join a Troop based on geographic location and grade level. The levels are as follows: Daisies, Kindergarten and first grade; Brownies, second and third grade; Juniors, fourth and fifth grades; Cadettes, sixth through eighth grades; Seniors, ninth and tenth grade and Ambassadors, eleventh and twelfth grades. If a troop is not available in your community, girls can still be registered and take advantage of our Council-wide program offerings and other opportunities.

This year the Girl Scouts of Nassau County is offering programs aimed at developing a variety of skills. As the demand rises, GSNC is offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs that teach girls how to develop skills in these fields. The LEGO Robotics teams gives girls the chance to build and design their own fully functioning robot for the Long Island LEGO Robotic League Tournament. Other programs being offered this fall allow girls to explore their passion for the arts, their desire to perform community service and celebrate the great outdoors. The world famous Girl Scout Cookie® Program allows girls the opportunity to learn five important life skills as they manage their own small business. All Girl Scout programs are cloaked in FUN and FRIENDSHIP!

Members can participate in activities that work towards earning various badges. Badges include Staying Fit, First Aid and Money Manager to name a few. Earning these badges brings Girl Scouts closer to earning leadership awards such as the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards as they culminate their Girl Scout careers.

To become a Girl Scout visit our website at or call us at 516 741-2550. Membership specialists are waiting to help you and your daughter become part of the largest leadership development organization for girls.

“We are excited to embark on this program and continue to provide a brighter future for the young Hispanic women in our community,” added Ceravolo.Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with almost 20,000 girl and 7,000 adult members across Nassau County. GSNC is a leading authority on girls' healthy development. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550.