Friday, December 15, 2017

An Altogether Awesome! Girl Scout Cookie Season awaits…

Every Girl Scout is amazing, and when we come together for fun, friendship and purpose in the Girl Scout Cookie Program® we are unstoppable!

This year, we’re celebrating the strength, value and spirt of teamwork powered by the Girl Scout Cookie Program®. As the country’s largest girl-led business, it’s a unique, hands-on way for girls to develop essential skills that will help them grow into leaders in all aspects of life. Many successful businesswomen and community leaders say they got their start selling Girl Scout Cookies.

The Cookie Program also funds your Troop’s activities, and it helps support our council’s financial assistance, girl programs, Volunteer training and facilities maintenance – including our newly renovated Service Center and our beautiful Camp Blue Bay. All proceeds stay here in Nassau County.

Best of all, our girls look forward to the Cookie Program every year because of the fun activities, exciting opportunities…and the chance to take charge. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Welcome our new Chief Executive Officer!

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Randell (Rande) Marie Bynum as the new Chief Executive Officer!

Rande joins Girl Scouts of Nassau County with experience as an independent contractor working with non-profits, corporations and media entities, most recently with the PwC Charitable Foundation. Prior to her consulting work, she was the Publishing Director of Family and Community Engagement at Scholastic Inc. She was also the Senior Director, Outreach and Partnerships at Sesame Workshop where she managed all engagement activities for Sesame Workshop’s The Electric Company.

Earlier in her career, Rande was the Director, Program and Adult Development at Girl Scouts of Nassau County. She also worked at the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she was responsible for the implementation of The Dove Self-Esteem Fund corporate partnership and the development of the Girl Scout/Dove Self-Esteem Program. She is the co-author of Dove’s True You!- Sometimes I Feel Ugly and  Other Truths About Growing Up workbook for mothers and daughters. 

Rande is a third generation Girl Scout and received a Master of Social Work with a program planning, administration and research concentration from Stony Brook University. She also holds a B.A. from Binghamton University.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Girl Scout Troop 1254 and their Silver Award project

Girl Scout Troop 1254 recently received their Silver Award at the Garden City Association of Girl Scouts Awards Ceremony. Together, the girls developed programs to help shelter animals.

Ella, Mary and Deanna, created a reading program entitled “Reading to the Rescue” for Pets 4 Luv.  The girls donated a bookshelf that they personally painted with animals and bright colors to be placed at the main entrance of the center. The girls filled the bookshelf with books they collected throughout the year. The program helps young readers gain confidence as they read to a non-judgmental audience and it calms the animals and gives them the attention they need while they are waiting to be adopted.

Riley, Simran and Colleen instituted a field trip program that invites sister Girl Scouts, senior citizens and all members of the community to visit Pets 4 Luv.  Visitors are encouraged to bring much needed supplies to the shelter. The Troop visited The Bristol assisted living residence to make cat toys with the residents and spread the word that senior citizens can have an impact on the lives of shelter animals.