Friday, January 6, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
As Girl Scouts of Nassau County closes out 2016, we look forward to 2017 and give thanks for the time and work of our volunteers who are the mainstay of Girl Scouting!
Friday, December 16, 2016
You may know that your Troop earns proceeds from Cookies and girls earn patches and rewards, but did you also know the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls essential skills that will last a lifetime….and it’s fun? Every year, Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) asks our girls and families for their feedback about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
What you told us you liked most* about selling Cookies was:
1. It’s fun
2. People love buying Girl Scout Cookies
3. The excitement of striving to reach sales goals
4. Earning rewards and patches
When the Girl Scout Research Institute measured the impact of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they found that a majority of Girl Scout “Cookie Entrepreneurs” are developing the five essential skills of goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Learning valuable life skills via the Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls become successful community and business leaders, now and in the future.
*Not surprisingly, what our girls like least about selling Girl Scout Cookies was the cold and snowy weather!
Friday, December 9, 2016
Be a sister to every Girl Scout.”
At the age of seventeen, I have been a Girl Scout for more years than I have been anything else; nearly thirteen years of my life have been dedicated to not only my Troop, but also to myself, in the sense that everything that I’ve done in Girl Scouts has helped mold me into a better person. And, earning my Gold Award has been an achievement for which I am most proud because it constantly reminds me that I can accomplish anything I wish to do. Being in Girl Scouts has given me friendships that will last a lifetime, as well as skills and strengths that I will take with me into college and into the workforce when the time comes. Having been a part of a strong, united group for so long makes me look forward to joining student organizations and civic organizations in the future. It makes me look forward to finding others who share my values of service and community.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Did you know… the first Girl Scout Troops reportedly did not have Troop numbers, they had Troop crests to identify themselves? Today, Troop crests are used as a symbol of a Troop's goals or main interests. Once a Troop chooses a crest that has special meaning to them, it is used for the life of that Troop and can be placed on the uniform of each girl in the Troop.
This is a good way to bring scouts together in a Troop around a common goal, particularly if the Troop is multi-level, or made up of girls from different schools, etc.
Who can have a Troop Crest?
All Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Troops.
How do we choose which Troop Crest we should have?
The girls in the Troop should vote on which crest meaning describes the Troop the best. We suggest to read the meanings of each crest out loud to your Troop, but don't tell them what the crest is or show them a picture of the crest.
Where can I purchase the Troop Crest for my Troop?
Once your Troop has selected their Troop crest, visit us at the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Shop or visit your local Girl Scout Shop to make your purchase.