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  • Renew By August 31st and Receive a $5 Program / Leadership Opportunity Credit


    In addition to all the wonderful awards that have been announced for on time renewal, we're announcing one more - Any girl or adult renewed by August 31st will earn a $5 credit! If you renew an adult membership you will be rewarded with a credit for $5.00 to be used on either an adult learning opportunity or a program opportunity. If you renew a girl membership you will be rewarded with a $5.00 credit to be used on a program opportunity.

    Things to Know:

      If you renewed for the 2018 year prior to August 1st, your credit will be available on August 7th. If you renew between August 1st and August 31st, your credit will be available on September 6th Can only be applied to members who were registered for the 2016-2017 membership year – does NOT apply if Financial Assistance was awarded for membership Only applies to those actively renewing for 2018 Membership year; lifetime members are not eligible. Must register for Program /Training/Camp no later than midnight on 3/31/18 to use your credit Credit cannot be retroactively applied to programs previously registered for. It must be applied to a new registration. Credits cannot be transfered to another member Discount cannot be applied to a troop registration unless entire troop meets criteria Once applied...


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  • Girl Scout Badges Now Being Made in the USA


    Girl Scout Merchandise (GSM) continues to honor its commitment to U.S.-made products and to strive to keep its carbon footprint as small as possible. Girl Scout vests, sashes, tunics, and insignia are all currently produced in this country, and we are reaching out to more vendors that have capabilities to produce stateside.  In addition, beginning in July, Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette badge production will take place in the United States. The fabric, thread, iron-on backing, and packaging are all produced in America.  The USA made product will be available to start shipping in July 2017.

    In order to offer the USA made product there will be an increase to the pricing structure.

    • NEW Retail Price on Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette will be $3.00
    • This change will be effective July 1, 2017
    • The new Girl's Choice Senior and Ambassador Outdoor Camping badges and the related Take Action badges are USA made. They will cost $3 each.
    • Current off-shore Senior and Ambassador Badges are not impacted either at wholesale or at retail at this time.
      • Pricing on these Senior and Ambassador Badges remain at $2.00. 

     

    BENEFITS OF RESHORING

    Reshoring the manufacture of products provides a number of benefits.  Producing stateside supports U.S manufacturing, the U.S. economy, and creates jobs for American workers.  Reshoring our products also reduces the lead...



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  • Upcoming Store Promotions


    Don't miss out on these great deals! Stop by any of our 5 regional shop locations and get your Girl Scout merchandise today!

    • 30% off of all Christmas merchandise – all of May (in-store only!)
    • Buy any GS Scarf, and get 25% off of a scarf slide -  May 10-13 online and in store
    • 25% off of bags and totes – May 24-27 online and May 24-26 in store
    • June 7-12—Buy one GS logo tee, get 30% off the second
  • Cookie Cupboard Hours


    Kingston Regional Office

    Tuesdays 9:15am-4:45pm 

    Thursdays 9:15 am-4:45pm

    Middletown Regional Office

    Thursdays 9:00am-6:45pm 

    M, T, W, F 9:00am-4:45pm

    New City Regional Office 

    M,Tu,W,F 9:15am-4:45pm

    Thursdays 9:15am-6:00pm

    Pleasantville Regional Office

    Tues and Thursdays 9:00am-6:45pm

    Mon, Wed, and Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm

    Poughkeepsie Plaza Retail Location

    Thursdays 11:30am-6:45pm 

    M, T, W, F 9:15am-4:45pm 

    Tuck-East Cupboard
     

    6:30pm-8:00pm Tu,F; from 04/07/17 to 04/18/17

    6:30pm-8:00pm Tu; from 04/25/17 to 04/25/17

    10:00am-12:00pm Sa; from 04/22/17 to 04/29/17

    West Lakeland Cupboard By appointment. Email MaureenDelia1217@aol.com or text 914-497-5194. Very flexible. We aim to p...



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  • Early Bird Renewal Incentives


    Registration for the 2017-2018 membership year will open on April 1st, and we want you to be one of the first to renew. Register by April 15th and you'll receive a free Early Renewal patch (plus all incentives below.) Register by April 30th, and you'll be eligible to attend a free Banana Split Extravaganza celebration at Rock Hill or Camp Wendy (plus all incentives below.) Troops* with at least 5 girls and 2 adults registered by May 15th will be entered into a drawing to win free admission to the 2018 Camporee (plus all incentives below.) Troops* with at least 5 girls and 2 adults registered by June 15th will be entered into a drawing to win free admission to Teddy Bear Tea, Haunted Science or Archery (based on age level), plus all incentives below. Troops* with at least 5 girls and 2 adults registered by June 30th will be entered into a drawing to win free admission to Girl Fest. * Individual members registered by this date will also be included in the drawing and if selected will get admission for themselves, a friend, and a parent/guardian. * Registration for event will be paid for all members registered at the time of qualification. All incentives are cumulative. Register by April 15th and receive all incentives. &...


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  • Cookie News: S'mores Shortage


    As Girl Scouts, we know our Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world and Girl Scouts learn 5 basic skills through their participation: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics.  

    This year, the Girl Scout Cookie Season had a record breaking demand for S'mores.  As a result, our baker, Little Brownie Baker (LBB), cannot fulfill all of the orders for the S'mores cookies – which will give our Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl scouts an opportunity to demonstrate some of their stellar business skills!   

    The good news? Affected Girl Scouts will still receive the money owed to them for the number of S'mores boxes sold during Initial Order.

    Additionally:

      For orders placed in Digital Cookie for S'mores tagged for "girl delivery", every Girl Scout will receive the S'mores cookie to deliver to their customer. Bottom line: No impact to these customers' orders!  For orders placed during initial order for S'mores (excluding Digital Cookie Orders), Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors will receive 2 replacement boxes (Thin Mints® and Samoas® ) for each box of S'mores sold.  One box is for the Girl Scout to give to their customer free of charge.  The other box is for them to keep - either as a personal treat, or to sell and keep the full $4 profit in the Troop Bank Account.   Girl Scouts who were affected were given a notec...


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  • Cookie Troop 100: Let's Celebrate 100 Years of GS Selling Cookies!


    Our biggest cookie milestone yet is here. That’s right! 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts, and we’re so ready to celebrate! Join us by participating in Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie Troop 100!

    You can participate in 4 easy steps:

    1. Set a troop goal and share the plan for your cookie money—what cool stuff will you do to improve your community this year?
    2. Earn a Cookie Business badge—you can take your pick!
    3. As a troop, ask 100 NEW customers to buy cookies.
    4. Bling Your Booth. Gather your troop and get those creative juices flowing to come up with a fun theme—a party, a race, a cookie disco—what will it be? You can even include a Cookie 100th twist. Just remember to snap a cool photo!

    Once all 4 steps are completed, ask your troop leader to help you submit your entry anytime between January 3 – April 30 to unlock your patch, and enter for a chance to win cash to invest in your cookie Take Action or service project.

    Winning troops will be randomly selected—no voting necessary!

    One lucky troop from EVERY council around the country will win $100 each to put toward their awesome cookie Take Action or service project. And one VERY lucky troop will win $3,000 to super-power their project!

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  • Scenic Hudson and Girl Scouts Partner to Preserve 353 Acres in Rockland County


    Deal conserves scenic, ecologically important land and ensures popular camp will continue connecting children to nature

    Scenic Hudson and Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. (GSHH) have partnered to conserve 353 scenic and ecologically important acres. Protection of this unusually large forested property in the lower Hudson Valley marks another major victory in Scenic Hudson’s Saving the Land That Matters Most campaign.

    Under the transaction, Scenic Hudson purchased a conservation agreement from GSHH to ensure the permanent protection of 113 acres on which the main facilities and activity areas of Camp Addisone Boyce—a popular Girl Scout camp—are located. GSHH will retain sole use of this land, meaning local Girl Scouts will continue connecting with nature at the camp, as they have for decades. At the same time, Scenic Hudson purchased 240 acres surrounding the camp from GSHH, including ridgelines that contribute to the Hudson Highlands’ iconic beauty as well as wetlands and ponds.

    The newly protected property shares a border spanning nearly 1.5 miles with Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks. Parts of this land are visible from popular trails within the parks, including the Appalachian Trail, as well as the Hudson River. Scenic Hudson plans to work with New York State Parks to add this land to the adjoining parks, providing new opportunities for the public to experience the region’s natural beauty.

    Scenic Hudson Land Trust Executive...



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  • Senator Schumer Joins Girl Scouts to Spotlight Gold Award Centennial!


    On Monday, May 2, four Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson joined Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez and United States Senator Charles Schumer at Girl Scouts’ global headquarters in Manhattan to celebrate the centennial of the Girl Scouts’ highest award! Senator Schumer praised the Girl Scout Movement, calling the girls in the room “the future of our country, and the reason I have hope.” He also told the room how important the Girl Scout Gold Award truly is, and why everyone should know what it is and what it takes to earn one.

    Anna Maria Chávez said: “The incredible young women with us today have worked on projects focusing on everything from inequality and injustice, to childhood poverty to issues affecting our seniors.”

    She also thanked the Senator for his support of a United States Resolution currently before Congress, congratulating Girl Scouts on the 100th anniversary celebration of the Gold Award.

    Each girl had an opportunity to meet the Senator, share her Gold Award project with him, and talk about the impact she’s having on her community and, by extension, the world. Senator had the chance to get an up-close look at the future of female leadership in America.

    It was an exciting day for our girls, and for our Movement, as the centennial celebration of Girl Scouts’ highest award continues throughout the year!

  • Scenic Hudson and Girl Scouts Partner to Preserve 353-Acre Camp Addisone Boyce


    Main camp area—113 acres—to be maintained as Girl Scout camp while public will enjoy future access to surrounding 240 acres

     

    HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.—Scenic Hudson is collaborating with Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. (GSHH) to permanently conserve 353 scenic and ecologically important acres in Rockland County. Under the deal GSHH will retain the sole use of 113 acres that make up the main facilities and activity areas of Camp Addisone Boyce, a popular Girl Scout camp facility in the Town of Stony Point, Rockland County. The surrounding 240 acres will be available in the future for public enjoyment of trails and opportunities to experience nature. The transaction is expected to close by early summer 2016, and it will enable local Girl Scouts to enjoy the camp as they traditionally have while the GSHH organization benefits from lessened land-management responsibilities and an infusion of capital that could enhance facilities and programs. For Scenic Hudson the arrangement is part of its ongoing Saving the Land That Matters Most campaign.

    Camp Addisone Boyce is an unusually large forested property in the lower Hudson Valley that shares nearly a 1.5-mile border with Bear Mountain and Harriman State parks, which together boast more than 52,000 acres of mature Hudson Highlands chestnut-oak forest. Parts of the camp property are visible from trails within the state parks and those along the nearby Appalachian Trail, as well as th...



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  • 101 Girls Earn Gold Award at Centennial Ceremony Hosted at the US Military Academy at West Point


    West Point, NY (14 March 2016) – 101 Girl Scouts in the Hudson Valley earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award this past year, the highest national award a Girl Scout can earn. In earning the award, these young women demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational, and networking skills. A special ceremony was held Sunday, March 13th at The United States Military Academy at West Point.

    It’s not easy to earn Girl Scouting’s highest leadership award. There is no shortcut; completing the award’s multiple requirements takes several years to complete, and the final requirement is a meaningful and sustainable service project that takes a minimum of 80 hours.  The 101 Girl Scouts from the Lower Hudson Valley region who earned their Gold Award this year, represents 21% of eligible girls, which far exceeds the national average. 

    “I am honored to congratulate these outstanding girls,” says Pamela I. Anderson, CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. “Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award are young women of extraordinary achievement. They are well-prepared to become our community, business and civic leaders one day.”

    Over the course of the last century, millions of Girl Scout alumnae have positively impacted their communities and the world with their creative, impactful, and sustainable Take Action Projects.  The event on Sunday honored these accomplished alumnae as well during the momentous occasion. “We are very excited to recogni...



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  • 2nd Annual Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Award Recipient Announced


    Bettina Briccetti has been selected as the recipient of the 2nd Annual Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Award which will be presented at the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson’s Leadership Luncheon honoring our Community Partners, scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Tarrytown, NY

    The Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Award was created to honor an alumna between the ages of 21 and 35, who participated in Girl Scouting as a girl for at least three years, and has distinguished herself as an exceptional leader in her chosen profession and/or her current volunteer capacity in her community.   

    CEO, Pamela I. Anderson said, “We are excited to award Bettina the 2nd Annual GSHH Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Award.  Bettina truly exemplifies the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  She had a vision about making the world a better place, and nothing could get in her way.  Based on Bettina’s background and perseverance, I have no doubt in my mind that she will continue to make our World a better place”. 

    The other honorees at the Leadership Luncheon will be: Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, receiving The Leadership Award; and The Orange County Youth Bureau receiving The Community Partnership Award and In Memory of Jane Goldwasser receiving The Huma...



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  • 2016 Currents


     

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    December Currents - World Thinking Day, Volunteer Recognition, JGL Leadership Award, etc.

    November Currents - Teen Leadership Conference, STEM Mentorship program, Macy's Parade Winner, The GS Challenge, and more

    October Currents - New membership year announcements: Programs open, FPS, Elliot Wildlife Program

    September Currents - FPS News (Avatars!), Girl Fest Volunte...



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  • 2016 Camp Brochure is HERE!


    The 2016 Summer Camp Brochure is here, and filled with traditional favorites, spins on the classics, and brand new adventures. New sessions at Rock Hill feature more opportunties for hiking and canoeing, at CAB, we're offering a celebration of the Summer Olympics, and a whole week of time-travel through history's most famous events has been added at Rocky Brook.

    Looking for leadership opportunities at camp? Don't miss out on STARS at Rock Hill, Camp Aides at CAB, and BRAND NEW Counselor-in-Training sessions at Rocky Brook!

    What's the best part of camp? Hiking? Boating? Swimming? Using your imagination? All of the above!

    Duct Tape, the Rock Hill Camp Director says the best part of camp is "The community feeling that comes from being able to be as sill as you want and no one judges you for it. That creates some of the strongest bonds between camp friends". So what are you waiting for? Check out what Summer 2016 has to offer, and come make new friends that will last a life time!

  • Nominations Now Being Accepted for the GSHH Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Award


    When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts over 103 years ago, she recognized the value of developing girl’s leadership abilities right from the start. She started a movement that has endured and achieved her vision of developing girls into leaders. In honor of Girl Scouts’ leadership ideals, Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson will honor a young adult Girl Scout alumna who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in her professional or volunteer life at our Annual Leadership Luncheon. This year's Leadership Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Tarrytown, NY. The nominee should be a young woman between the ages of 21 and 35, who participated in Girl Scouting as a girl for at least three years, and has distinguished herself as an exceptional leader in her chosen profession and/or current volunteer capacity in her community. 

    Nominate Someone Now!

  • 182 Young Women Dedicate Over 9,500 Hours towards Improving Their Community While Earning the Girl Scout Silver Award


    On Saturday, November 21, 2015, Girl Scouts of Heart of the Hudson celebrated the success of 182 young women who earned their Silver Award over the 2014-2015 membership year. The Ceremony was attended by 160 recipients, and over 500 family, friends and community supporters. 

    The Girl Scout Silver Award is the second highest award girls can earn in Girl Scouting, and the highest award attainable at the Middle School level.  It represents a girl’s commitment to herself and to her community as she focuses on leadership, career exploration, personal challenges and completing a lasting project that will benefit her community.  By earning the Girl Scout Silver Award, these young women have proven that they are committed to changing society for the better.

    “It’s a very impressive award,” explains Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson CEO, Pam Andersen, “for girls in 7th and 8th grade to take on this level of responsibility and overcome countless obstacles for the simple reward of making the world a better place, is always a wonderful reminder of the potential of young people when they’re given voices and the confidence and support they need.”

    Working individually, or in small groups up to four, the young women who were honored on Saturday completed 118 original projects. These projects ranged from passing legislature in Eastchester County banning plastic bags, to turning community spaces into smoke free places, from building fre...



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  • Fall Product Sale is here!


    Girl Scouts have multiple opportunities to build their confidence and gain critical skills, but the Girl Scout Fall Product Sale Program is unique. By participating in the Fall Product Sale, Girl Scouts learn the challenges of running a business and how to succeed at a young age. Through determination, goal-setting, and positivity, Girl Scouts acquire invaluable skills that lay the groundwork for academic and professional success, and help girls unlock their true potential! The Fall Product Sale Program is an opportunity not to be missed.

    Sales will run from October 1 - October 31, with online sales extending through November 30.

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  • Leap into Leadership Celebrates Girls who Want to Change the World


    Girl Scouts is helping young girls across the country by providing them the tools they need to reach their fullest potential, helping them build leadership skills and giving them a safe environment to explore issues facd by young people around the world.

    On September 19, 2015, seven teenage Girl Scouts co-planned and co-hosted Leap into Leadership, a first-of-its-kind conference for girls who want to change the world. The conference took place at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry and gave 100 girls from the Hudson Valley in 9th – 12th grade the opportunity to explore issues that affect the world we live in. Sessions on issues such as violence, education, peer pressure, self-confidence, bullying, and gender equality were co-run by our team of Girl Scout ambassadors and local community professionals. 

    • Self-Image / Body Confidence: Jennie Runk; American plus-sized model most notably appearing in H&M's swimwear campaign
    • Education: Carolina Hernandez; Step up to STEM Grant Coordinator at Mercy College; Served as Peace Corp Volunteer in Benin, West Africa.
    • Gender Equality: Margaret Inge; Workforce Training Director at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Peer Pressure / Teen Violence: Shannon Wong; Orange County Legislator; previous Legislative Director at YWCA with a focus on community safety, domestic violence, child abuse, and harassment

    The day was highlighted by a keynote speech from Urjasi...



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  • Congratulations to Our 2015 Gold Award Recipients


    127 Girl Scouts in the Hudson Valley earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award this past year, the highest national award a Girl Scout can earn. In earning the award, these young women demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational and networking skills. A special ceremony was held at the Poughkeepsie Grand on Sunday, March 7th to honor these Gold Award recipients.    

    “I have learned that the impossible is possible when you have a goal or dream, and with the support of leaders and sister Girl Scouts, you can be successful in your aspirations,” shares one Gold Award recipient. “Going for my Gold Award not only taught me to be a good leader but also about teamwork, responsibility, communication, going out of my comfort zone, and welcoming any challenges,” shared another.

    It’s not easy to earn Girl Scouting’s highest leadership award. There is no shortcut; completing the award’s multiple requirements takes several years to complete, and the final requirement is a significant service project with lasting impact. The Girl Scout Gold Award is a nationally recognized symbol of leadership, and recipients are given greater consideration for acceptance and scholarships to top colleges and universities and advanced military service ranking.  The 127 Girl Scouts from the Lower Hudson Valley region who earned their Gold Award this year, represent 21% of eligible girls, which far exceeds the national average. 

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  • 2015 Currents

  • New Girl Scout Journeys and Badges in STEM and the Outdoors!

    Outdoor Journey: Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, this new Journey will strengthen girls' outdoor skills and ignite their interest in environmental stewardship. Girls will also complete a Take Action project.

    • Available for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops 
    • Formatted as a downloadable PDF on the VTK for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors (launching mid-August)


    STEM Journeys: Designed to increase girls' aptitude and interest in STEM topics and fields, these new Journeys will introduce girls to a wide range of skill-building opportunities in areas like robotics, programming, and citizen science.  Available for Daisy through Junior, and Multi-level (K-5).

    • Engineering | Think Like an Engineer: Girls learn how to think like a designer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project. 
    • Computer Science | Think Like a Programmer: Girls learn how programmers solve problems by participating in interactive computational-thinking activities and completing a Take Action project.
    • Outdoor STEM | Think Like a Citizen Scientist: Girls practice the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project that involves making observations, collecting data, and working with scientists. Girls also complete a Take Action project.

    BADGES: Girls explore t...



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01 Sept 2015
Attention all Leaders, Assistant Leaders & Volunteers

 In partnership with GSUSA, we are launching a new digital resource called the Volunteer Toolkit, which you can access across devices- including your smart phone, tablet or computer. 
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