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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     

2017 ANNUAL MEETING


Please join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting on April 23 at Protein Sciences, 875 Research Parkway in Meriden! This meeting is open to all members and is an ideal way to reflect on the achievements of our members as well as staying informed about the important issues facing the organization. This year delegates will be voting to approve the slate of the GSOFCT Board of Directors, the GSOFCT Board Development Committee, and the 2017 National Delegates and Alternates.
There will be optional workshops starting at 11:15 with topics including STEM Revolution, For Older Girls Only, and Your EQ Matters, followed by lunch and a Strategy Café. The recognition portion of the program will start at 1:15 and the business meeting will start at 2:15. We expect the event to conclude no later than 3:45.
Find more information and register here. If you have questions, contact Nicki Segura at nsegura@gsofct.org.

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.


COMING SOON: A NEW GSOFCT.ORG


New website coming soon
In April we will be launching a new website for Girl Scouts of Connecticut! We aim to make the transition as seamless as possible, but we thank you in advance for your patience as we work to make this the best experience for you.
 

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

 

 Space Day at CT Science Center
Calling all Scouts! Join us at the Connecticut Science Center on Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., for NASA Space Day. Don't miss a day filled with intergalactic scouting fun and space activities. And if you complete our scouts-only scavenger hunt you can earn your exclusive out-of-this-world patch! Tickets are available at only $14 each if purchased by March 30 and $16.95 at the door. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts welcome. For more information or to purchase tickets contact, Brit Montmeat (860) 520-2112.

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 25, May 13, May 20, June 2, June 10
One special night for
Cadettes only: April 1

shipMystic Seaport Sleepovers
Juniors
Begin your evening on April 22 by putting on your detective hats, while taking a private tour of the Museum grounds after hours. Here, you will work to solve a mystery at Mystic Seaport and use your sleuthing skills to interpret a crime scene and shake down one of our exhibits. Following a snack break, Scouts will go back to our Crime Lab and analyze the evidence to crack the case, while learning how to read and write Morse code, analyze different styles of handwriting, and take and examine different fingerprint patterns before heading off to sleep onboard the historic square-rigged ship, the Joseph Conrad. There is no online registration for this event. Please send in a paper registration form with full payment of $80 by April 6. For more information, contact Nancy Bajek at nbajek@gsofct.org .

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors
Groups begin their adventure on May 6 with an introduction to Mystic Seaport and an evening walk through the recreated 19th century village. After the tour, participants enjoy an evening snack, make a sailor's craft, and then sleep aboard the Joseph Conrad. After breakfast, girls have the opportunity to climb the rigging of the Joseph Conrad, and can tour the museum on their own for the remainder of the day. There is no online registration for this event. Please send in a paper registration form with full payment of $80 by April 20. For more information, contact Nancy Bajek at nbajek@gsofct.org.

 Badge Workshops at CT Audubon
Take a hike! Whoooo do you see? What’s under that rock? Discover the world outdoors and who lives in it while you work toward your
Brownie or Junior badge in April 22 at CT Audubon at Larsen Sanctuary in Fairfield. Workshops will cover two-three badge requirements. Brownies can take both Brownie Bugs and Brownie Hiker in one morning. (Badges not included.) See this flyer for more information about workshop options and links to register. Contact Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org. Register by April 7!

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
March 27, 2017
Girl Scout Volunteer Info Session
Norwich
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March 29, 2017
Girl Scout Volunteer Info Session
West Haven
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March 30, 2017
Girl Scout Volunteer Info Session
Windsor Locks, Windsor, East Windsor, and surrounding areas
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March 30, 2017
Girl Scout Volunteer Info Session
Groton
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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
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April 22, 2017
Badge workshops at Audubon
Work towards your Brownie or Junior outdoor badges
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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
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April 29, 2017
Regional Training Day - Merrie-Wood
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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
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