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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.

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GSOFCT SPEAKER SERIES
ONLY ONE EVENT LEFT!


 Based on the latest research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, “The State of Girls: Unfinished Business,” the Girl Scout speaker series sponsored by First Niagara will inspire thought, conversation, and solutions. Hosted by a guest emcee, each event will include a short presentation of the data followed by a panel discussion from local experts.
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NATIONAL DELEGATES
WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!


2014 National ConventionJoin the GSOFCT National Delegation on October 2 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for an open member webinar where the National Proposals and a discussion topic on The Outdoor Experience will be presented. The Delegation would like input from you, our membership, so please register today. If you're unable to attend, please complete our survey. All responses will be reviewed by the Delegation and help them best represent our Council.

Want to attend the 2014 National Convention
October 16-19 in Salt Lake City as a visitor? Check out the convention website for more information.

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!




SIGN UP FOR ELECTION DAY BOOTH SALES

EDBS PatchThis year, Election Day Cookie Booth Sales will run from November 1-9. Click here to sign up for a booth! Make sure you check with your Service Unit Cookie Manager before filling out the form. New this year: Girls will receive a patch for participating in Election Day Booth Sales!

MUSEUM DOCENT INFO MEETING


The GSOFCT Museum houses local and international items, handbooks from years past, pins and accessories, a collection of dolls in replica uniforms, and much more. A visit to the museum is an opportunity to explore the story of Girl Scouting in Connecticut and around the world. Join us to learn about ways you can be involved with the museum on Saturday, October 4, from 9:30 — 10:30 a.m. at the GSOFCT Museum, located in room 107 on the first floor of the North Haven Service Center. Please RSVP to historical@gsofct.org.


UNITING TO "BAN BOSSY"

Ban Bossy
Girl Scouts of the USA and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, author of Lean In, and founder of LeanIn.org have partnered to empower girls to lead. Ban Bossy is about coming together to encourage girls to pursue leadership roles at home, at school, and in their lives by challenging people to stop using the word "bossy." Find more information including tips for girls, leaders, teachers, and parents at banbossy.com.

 

 

UPCOMING GIRL PROGRAMS


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Join us for the day or the weekend at Camp Laurel in Lebanon looking for letterboxes! We have fun awaiting you whether it's your first time or you're a pro. The whole family is invited for the day on September 27 or Juniors through Ambassadors the whole weekend of September 26-28. Learn more and register here.

Girl Scout Day at Quassy Amusement Park
Join Girl Scouts of Connecticut for this fun-filled family event on Sunday, October 5. Come as a troop or a family. In the private picnic grove, enjoy a buffet lunch and dive into a variety of QSP carnival themed games. Activities will include feed the otter, fish for fishies, a relay race, face painting, and more! After lunch, enjoy all of the rides and activities the park has to offer. Fun patch included. Register online or with this flyer. $20 per person.

aMAZE!aMAZE! Weekend
The aMAZE weekend is designed for Cadettes and their guiding adults. It will take place Friday October 17-Sunday October 19 at Camp Laurel in Lebanon. Registration opens on July 15! For more information, see this flyer or contact the Program Department at program@gsofct.org.


Girl Scout Workshops and the Microsoft Store

Come earn your Girl Scout badge at Microsoft Westfarms! All workshops are FREE and run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Space is limited. Visit microsoftstore.com/Westfarms to view the whole events calendar or click on the dates below to register.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER TRAININGS

Regional Training Days

Need to get training completed but not sure how to fit it all in? Come to one of our Outdoor Program Centers for Training Day! Make a Dutch Oven Meal in Advanced Outdoor Cooking. Take Out and About. Renew your Camping Adventures training. Get the Basic Leader Training you need. Register soon - these trainings fill up fast!


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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