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Since 1912, Girl Scouts has helped Connecticut's girls build courage, confidence and character. While we have always remained true to Juliette Gordon Low's vision, we are constantly evolving. That's why we say we're 100 years young! Join us, and see how Girl Scouts discover themselves as they explore their world, connect with others and take action through activities and programs that are relevant and exciting to girls today.

Special Updates     

GSOFCT Shops will close at 3:00 p.m. and Service Centers will close at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17.
All GSOFCT Shops and Service Centers will be closed Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents' Day.

 MEMBERSHIP MEETING

GSOFCT members are welcome to join us on February 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the North Haven Service Center to hear updates from the CEO and Board of Directors. If you are planning on coming, please RSVP to Melissa Schmitt at mschmitt@gsofct.org. Space is limited, so please reply soon!
If you are unable to make the meeting in person, there is also a webinar option. Register here!


ONLINE MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION
Now open to all individuals!

Online Membership Registration
Online Membership Registration for all individuals is now open! Girls and adults can now register individually. Make sure you are registered to take advantage of all of our great programs!

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CUSTOMER CARE EXTENDED HOURS


The Customer Care Department now has extended call-in hours. In addition to normal business hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., you can reach a customer care specialist by calling (800) 922-2770 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


DIGITAL COOKIE 3.0


Digital CookieOnce again, Girl Scouts will be able to take their cookie program online with the Digital Cookie Platform, allowing them to bring their cookie business to customers near and far! The parents/guardians of all girls registered as of December 16 for the current Girl Scout membership year should have received an email from Digital Cookie (email@email.girlscouts.org) with the subject line, “Register for the digital cookie platform today!" Please check your junk/SPAM folder in case it got delivered there.
If a family did not receive the registration email, they can use this form to request their girl be registered for this year’s Digital Cookie Platform. Please allow 72 hours for the girl to be registered and the welcome email to be sent.


LUNCH WITH YOUR LEGISLATOR

Lunch with your legislator
We know our Seniors and Ambassadors are go-getters and leaders. Head to our state's capitol and meet with your legislators to speak your mind about important issues! Take advantage of this great opportunity on March 15 to make your voice heard. Learn about issues that affect girls in the state of Connecticut, then participate in the pinning ceremony for our Capitol Troop. You can also make time to speak with your local legislator after the program. For more information, contact Samantha Goodman at sgoodman@gsofct.org. Register by March 8.

ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS FOR THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM


This year, we will be using electronic payments (ACH) for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program. This means less paperwork for Troop/Group Cookie Managers and Leaders, and more accurate payments! Make sure you read these FAQs before you get started, then have one authorized signer on a troop or service unit bank account complete the Electronic Payment Authorization Form. You can also see the Terms of Agreement here.
If you have any questions about electronic payments, please contact Sunny Johnson on the Finance Team at sjohnson@gsofct.org or (800) 922-2770 ext. 3225.

UPCOMING GIRL PROGRAMS

Girl Scout Night with the Huskies
Enjoy a game with 11 time Nation Champion Women's Basketball Team on February 22 at 7:00 p.m. a the XL Center in Hartford as they take on Temple. Ticket price of $10 includes block seating and a free patch. See this flyer for more info. To purchase tickets, call Dustin Boucher at (860) 486-8187. For all ages! Families welcome.

Dream Big at the Maritime Aquarium
Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors can experience engineering on the big screen! On President's Day, February 20, watch the new IMAX movie, Dream Big, hear from a local engineer, and participate in a marine-themed engineering activity. After the program, participating girls and adults are invited to visit the galleries at the aquarium. For more information see this flyer or contact Danielle LaChance at dlachance@gsofct.org. Register by February 3.

 Just added! Coding for a Cause: Girl Scout Hackathon at Housatonic Community College
For Juniors and Cadettes. This very poplar event has been added in Bridgeport! Learn the needs of an area non-profit, then create a smartphone app that will help them do their work. Code to learn; no coding experience required. Lunch, snack and event patch included. Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $15/girl; parents may drop off or volunteer for the day. Register by February 22. For more information see this flyer or contact
Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org.

Mentors needed! High school and adult computer mentors are needed for Girl Scout Hackathons! Do you know or want to learn coding? Two trainings will prepare you for helping girls in grades 4-8 create prototype apps for social good at our hackathons. Trainings will be on Saturdays, February 4 and February 11 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Housatonic Community College. Contact Patrice Gans at reesegans@gmail.com or register via the Random Hacks of Kindness Jr website.

airplaneWomen Take Flight
Head to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks on March 11 for Women Take Flight! Meet Duchess Harris, whose work provided the basis for the film Hidden Figures. Try your hand at build and fly challenges, tour famous aircraft, and talk to women pilots with great stories to tell. All lectures, events, and activities are included with general admission unless otherwise noted. Discounted, pre-paid admission is available for groups of 10 or more (Groups must register by March 5). For more information and a schedule of events, see the NEAM website. For all ages! Families welcome.

 Girl Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium
Come enjoy a day of Girl Scout fun at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on Saturday, March 11. This is the second year of special programs just for Scouts, along with all of the excitement The Maritime Aquarium offers. All of this and the largest IMAX® movie screen in Connecticut make our Scout Day an event you do not want to miss! It’s fun for the entire family. For more information, see this flyer, or contact Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org.
For all ages! Families welcome.

BeakersBoston Museum of Science Sleepovers
Spend the night at the museum! During your overnight, there will be science workshops, hands-on activities, live animals, a late-night show, a planetarium show, an Omni film, and plenty of time to explore the museum. When will the fun end? An evening snack and light breakfast is included. There is no online registration for these events. Please send in a paper registration form (for troops or individuals) with full payment. Deadline is two weeks before the event date.
For more info, contact Nancy Bajek at nbajek@gsofct.org.
Dates available for
Brownies and Juniors include: March 3, March 10, March 25, May 13, May 20, June 2, June 10
One special night for
Cadettes only: April 1


This is not an exhaustive list of events. Visit the Program and Training Registration Area to see ALL the exciting programs we offer across the state.
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Upcoming Events
February 20, 2017
Presidents Day
Shops and Service Centers Closed
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February 20, 2017
Dream Big at the Maritime Aquarium
Dream Big IMAX Movie
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February 22, 2017
Membership Meeting
Hear updates from the CEO and BOD
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February 22, 2017
Girl Scout Night with the Huskies
Enjoy a game with 11 time Nation Champion Womens Basketball Team as they take on Temple.
More Info
February 23, 2017
Girl Scout Info Session - Adult Coffee and Conversation
New London and Waterford
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February 26, 2017
My Guy Red Carpet Masquerade Dance
Avon
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February 26, 2017
Girl Scout Info Session and Frozen Party
Greenwich
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February 27, 2017
Girl Scout Info Session
Suffield
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February 28, 2017
Spring Volunteer Involvement Fair
Visit the Girl Scout table!
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March 4, 2017
Coding for a Cause: Girl Scout Hackathon
Learn to code with Girl Scouts!
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March 9, 2017
Kindergarten Registration Night
Visit the Girl Scout table!
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March 9, 2017
Girl Scout Info Session
East Granby
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March 11, 2017
Thinking Day - Bring a Friend!
Tolland
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March 11, 2017
Scout Day at Maritime Aquarium
Fun and activities for scouts and their whole family
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March 11, 2017
Women Take Flight
Meet female pilots, tour famous aircraft, and try fun build and fly activities
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March 12, 2017
GSOFCT Museum Rededication
Join us for a rededication and renaming
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March 12, 2017
Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!
On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts
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March 20, 2017
Leader 2 Leader Sharing Circle
STEM Programming and Girl Scout Ceremonies
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March 20, 2017
Kindergarten Registration Night
Visit the Girl Scout table!
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April 7, 2017
Girl Scout Info Session - STEMagination
East Lyme
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April 17, 2017
Leader 2 Leader Sharing Circle
Keeping Girls Motivated and Activities for Older Girls
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April 22, 2017
Hamden Earth Day Celebration
Visit the Girl Scout table!
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April 23, 2017
Annual Meeting and Recognitions Ceremony
All GSOFCT members are welcome to join us as we discuss the status of the council and recognize our dedicated volunteers.
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April 29, 2017
Earth Day at Energize CT
Visit the Girl Scout table!
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April 29, 2017
Regional Training Day - Merrie-Wood
Need to get outdoor training completed but not sure how to fit it all in?
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April 29, 2017
Regional Training Day - Candlewood
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May 6, 2017
Regional Training Day - Laurel
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May 6, 2017
Regional Training Day - An-Se-Ox
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May 6, 2017
Fair Haven Stroll and Festival
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May 15, 2017
Leader 2 Leader Sharing Circle
You pick the topics!
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