All GSOFCT Shops will be closed Friday, June 21.
From June 3 through August 30, all GSOFCT Service Centers will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-Noon Fridays. Please see the shop website for each location's summer hours.
GOLD AWARDS 2013
On June 2, Girl Scouts of Connecticut honored our 70 girls who earned the Gold Award in the past year. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scouts can earn. Each Gold Award Project addresses a community issue and improves lives. Learn more about this year's recipients and their projects!
WOMAN OF MERIT 2013
Join Girl Scouts of Connecticut as we honor Jeanette Horan, Chief Information Officer of IBM, as our 2013 Woman of Merit, at the Stamford Hilton, on September 12!
ANNUAL MEETING AND RECOGNITIONS
Our Annual Meeting and Adult Recognitions Presentation was held Wednesday, May 29, at the Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Ave, North Haven. Thank you to all who attended and participated in the Strategy Cafe. You can see photos from the event on our Facebook Page!
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!
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!
Girls 14-17 an join us on this amazing leadership journey with prominent businesswomen, including our own new CEO, Mary Barneby. Discover how your interests, skills, and dreams can translate into you being a leader.
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
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!
Girls Golf Series
This 7-week series for Brownies and Juniors at the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course in Fairfield offers a positive, girl-friendly environment equipped to take girls from beginner to advanced player with golf instruction led by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals. The focus is on inspiring girls to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lifestyles. Register now! Series starts August 30. On $40 for 7 weeks! For program-specific questions, contact email@example.com.
If you are 12 or older, don’t miss this opportunity to camp out on the front lawn of Sikorsky Aircraft on October 4-6, and spend the weekend learning about engineering and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Meals and patch included. For more info, check out this flyer and registration form or contact Ellyn Savard at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event filled to capacity last year, so register now!
UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS
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
- Saturday, July 20 - 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. – Newent Congregational Church, Lisbon
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.