Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the tornado in Oklahoma. We wish the city of Moore and surrounding areas our deepest condolences and support.
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the Sandy Hook Elementary School community. We have created a list of resources for parents and volunteers and information on how you can help.
ANNUAL MEETING AND RECOGNITIONS
Join us for our Annual Meeting and Adult Recognitions Presentation, Wednesday, May 29, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Ave, North Haven. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Jacquilyn Davis at email@example.com by May 22. Business or Girl Scout attire is appropriate.
You can also stop by the Historical Museum from 4:30 to 6:30 prior to the Annual Meeting. The museum is located on the first floor of the North Haven Service Center, just down the street at 20 Washington Ave.
WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT 2013
Exceptional Girl Scouts, volunteers, and successful women were celebrated for their leadership and civic engagement on Wednesday, April 3 during Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Women of Achievement Breakfast. Read the press release or see more photos from the event on our Facebook page!
GSOFCT MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN!
The Girl Scouts of Connecticut Museum is now open in Room 107 on the first floor of the North Haven Service Center. The ribbon cutting was held March 10 with many notable alumnae in attendance. To see photos from the event, see our Facebook page.
The museum will be open the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the third Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Self-guided visits may also be scheduled during normal business hours by contacting Hannah Granfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSOFCT ON THE AIR
Our Girl Scouts and our CEO, Mary Barneby, have been busy visiting TV and radio stations to talk about our Cookie Program and all the great things girls are doing! Click on a link below to see or hear the interviews!
SANDY HOOK CAMPERSHIP FUND
Throughout the entire state, we have all been deeply impacted by the tragedy in Newtown, especially upon learning about the eight Girl Scout Daisies who passed away. Many people have asked how they can give. Girl Scouts of Connecticut has set up the Sandy Hook Girl Scout Campership Fund in memory of our Daisies. This fund will help girls who may not otherwise be able to afford summer camp, to attend and will be designated for programs based on activities each girl loved, such as horseback riding, theater, and animal care. Please visit the individual giving page to donate. Please be sure to note your gift is for the Sandy Hook Girl Scout Campership Fund.
GIRL SCOUT VOICES
We want to hear from you! Sign up now to be part of a panel and have a voice in the future of Girl Scouts. You will take an introductory survey and then be invited to take 1-3 surveys over the course of the year. Just check out the Girl Scout Voices site!
BE A HAPPY CAMPER!
Join us in the amazing world of summer camp for girls – ALL girls! Girl Scouts of Connecticut provides a wide variety of outdoor opportunities that last from a few days to up to seven weeks! Girls can choose day camp, resident camp, or both! Take a look through all of our offerings. We are sure you and your girl will find irresistible selections!
SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
Attention Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts: Girls age 12 and up are invited to volunteer at The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, June 15-29, 2013. (Girls under 14 require parental or Troop Leader supervision.) The Festival is a 15 day celebration of art, culture, and lectures across New Haven. Volunteer opportunities include ushering at concerts and assisting with donations during the event. Contact Lizzie Donius at email@example.com for additional information and to sign up as a volunteer. Be sure to mention you are a Girl Scout.
PRODUCT SALES ONLINE BANKING
Troop QSP and Cookie Managers/Leaders can use the Webster online banking option to pay for your troop/groups products.You do not need to be a Webster customer to use this option.
For instructions on how to make a payment, click here.
CENTENNIAL COINS AVAILABLE
FROM THE U.S. MINT!
Purchase your Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar from the U.S. Mint! Just call 1-800-USA-MINT (1-800-872-6468) or order online. Prices are $55.95 for uncirculated and $59.95 for proof quality. There is a charge of $4.95 shipping and handling on all orders.
UPCOMING GIRL PROGRAMS
Girl Scout Day at Lake Compounce
Join Girl Scout Troops of all ages and families for a day of fun! Enter
the park early for a variety of hands-on thrill builder activities and
design challenges. See the science behind some of the rides. Buffet
lunch included. $45 per person. See the flyer or contact Erica Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information. You MUST register by June 14. Tickets will be sent in the mail along with conformation packet two weeks before event.
Juniors and Cadettes, This summer come to Hammonasset state park and explore several different habitats with a Marine Biologist! Check out this flyer for more information, or click on one of the dates below to register online!
Save the Date!
October 4-6 - Camp Sikorsky
UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTSRegional Training Days - ONLY ONE LEFT!
Need to get trainings done but not sure how to fit it all in? Come to one of our Regional Training Days! Make a S’more at Fire, Food and Fun. Renew your Camping Adventures training. Get the First Aid and CPR training you need. Only one chance left this spring - Camp Aspetuck, Weston - June 8.
Become a Girlz R.U.L.E.® Facilitator!
R.U.L.E.® (Respect, Understand, Lead, Empower) is an anti-bullying program designed for girls. Girl Scouts of Connecticut has developed this signature initiative and there are programs throughout the state.
Volunteers are needed to facilitate this program to girls in grades
three through eight, which may be offered during school hours,
immediately after school, or in one-day workshops or events.
Tuesday, July 16- 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. – North Haven Service Center
Tuesday, July 23 - 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. – Hartford Service Center
There is no cost for this training. Light refreshments will be served
throughout the day, bring a lunch and covered mug.
To register for one of these trainings or if you have any questions about Girlz R.U.L.E.®, please contact Hannah Granfield at HGranfield@gsofct.org or (203) 239-2922 ext. 3309.