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The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is a youth organization in Garden City, New York for girls in grades K-12 that live in Nassau County, New York.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County opened in 1917 and builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develops leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

Levels Edit

Girl Scout Promise Edit

On my honor, I will try:

To serve God and my country,

To help people at all times,

And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scout Law Edit

I will do my best to be

Honest and Fair,

Friendly and Helpful,

Considerate and Caring,

Courageous and Strong, and

Responsible for what I say and do,

And to

respect myself and others,

respect authority, use resources wisely,

make the world a better place, and

be a sister to every Girl Scout

Camps Edit

Camp Blue Bay in East Hampton, New York is the council camp. Camp Tekakwitha was sold in June 2007 to Southampton, NY which will retain it as open space.

Cookies Edit

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When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you make adventures possible with every box.

When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than new adventures. They develop important life skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—that will set them up for success beyond anything they can imagine.

Meet the Cookies Edit

For Cookie SellersEdit

There's more to Girl Scout Cookies than What is in the Box!

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza party, a community project, or your first overnight trip with your troop, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make it happen. 

But did you know that you're also part of a huge business, one that's run by girls just like you all over the country? Even cooler: being a Girl Scout Cookie Professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later: 

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management 
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethics 

Journey Edit

We know she wants to make a difference in the world—and have fun doing it. She’ll do just that through Girl Scout Leadership Journeys.

She’ll team up with friends to:

  • Identify a problem they want to do something about
  • Come up with a creative solution
  • Create a team plan to make that solution a reality
  • Put their plan into action
  • Talk about what they learned—and what they’ll do next!

There are three series of Journeys to choose from at every grade level:

  • It’s Your Story—Tell It!
  • It’s Your Planet—Love It!
  • It’s Your World—Change It!

She’ll pick the Journey topic that interests her most, whether it’s caring for animals, helping others get healthy and fit, spreading kindness, saving the planet, taking a stand for girls, creating community—or any other issue that’s really important to her.

As she goes on her Journey, she’ll earn awards to put on her uniform. They’ll let others know about the awesome things she’s done—and remind her of what she accomplished and the fun she had along the way.

Badges Edit

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Girl Scout badges are a great way for a girl to explore her interests and learn new skills—and to remember every adventure and show the world what she’s accomplished.

Daisies (Grades K-1) Edit

  1. Lupe the Lupine, Honest and Fair (Light Blue Petal)
  2. Sunny the Sunflower, Friendly and Helpful (Yellow Petal)
  3. Zinni the Zinnia, Considerate and Caring (Light Green Petal)
  4. Tula the Tulip, Courageous and Strong (Red Petal)
  5. Mari the Marigold, Responsible for What I Say and Do (Orange Petal)
  6. Gloria the Morning Glory, Respect Myself and Others (Purple Petal)
  7. Gerri the Geranium, Respect Authority (Magenta Petal)
  8. Clover the Clover, Use Resources Wisely (Green Petal)
  9. Rosie the Rose, Make the World a Better Place (Rose Red Petal)
  10. Vi the Violet, Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout (Violet Petal)
  11. Amazing Daisy (Blue Promise Center)
  12. Board Game Design Challenge
  13. Buddy Camper
  14. Count It Up
  15. Design a Robot
  16. Good Neighbor
  17. How Robots Move
  18. Making Choices
  19. Model Car Design Challenge
  20. Money Counts
  21. Outdoor Art Maker
  22. Roller Coaster Design Challenge
  23. Talk It Up
  24. What Robots Do

Brownies (Grades 2-3) Edit

  1. Artist - Painting Badge
  2. Athlete - Fair Play Badge
  3. Citizen - Celebrating Community Badge
  4. Cook - Snacks Badge
  5. First Aid - Brownie First Aid Badge
  6. Girl Scout Way - Brownie Girl Scout Way Badge
  7. Naturalist - Bugs Badge
  8. Money Manager
  9. Philanthropist
  10. Meet My Customers
  11. Give Back

Juniors (Grades 4-5) Edit

  1. Animal Habitats Badge
  2. Geocacher Badge
  3. Playing the Past Badge
  4. Product Designer Badge
  5. Social Butterfly Badge
  6. Horseback Riding Badge
  7. Artist - Drawing Badge
  8. Athlete - Practice with Purpose Badge
  9. Citizen - Inside Government Badge
  10. Cook - Simple Meals Badge
  11. First Aid - Junior First Aid Badge
  12. Girl Scout Way - Junior Girl Scout Way Badge
  13. Naturalist - Flowers Badge
  14. Business Owner Badge
  15. Savvy Shopper Badge
  16. Cookie CEO Badge
  17. Customer Insights Badge

Cadettes (Grades 6-8) Edit

  1. Digital Movie Maker
  2. Eating for Beauty
  3. Public Speaker
  4. Science of Happiness
  5. Screenwriter 
  6. Book Artist 
  7. Woodworker 
  8. Special Agent 
  9. Trailblazing 
  10. Baby Sitter 
  11. Night Owl 
  12. Animal Helpers 
  13. Field Day 
  14. Entrepreneur 
  15. Netiquette 
  16. Archery 
  17. Outdoor Art Apprentice 
  18. Artist - Comic Artist 
  19. Athlete - Good Sportsmanship 
  20. Citizen - Finding Common Ground 
  21. Cook - New Cuisines 
  22. First Aid - Cadette First Aid 
  23. Girl Scout Way - Cadette Girl Scout Way 
  24. Naturalist - Trees 
  25. Budgeting 
  26. Comparison Shopping 
  27. Financing My Dreams 
  28. Business Plan 
  29. Marketing 
  30. Think Big 

Seniors (Grades 9-10) Edit

  1. Buying Power
  2. Financing My Future 
  3. Girl Scout Senior Safety Award
  4. Girl Scouts Global Action Award
  5. Gold and Silver Torch Award
  6. International World Friendship Recognition Pin
  7. Senior Community Service Bar
  8. Senior Service to Girl Scouting Bar
  9. World Thinking Day Award 
  10. Customer Loyalty 
  11. My Portfolio 
  12. Paddling 
  13. Outdoor Art Expert 
  14. Artist - Collage 
  15. Athlete - Cross-Training 
  16. Citizen - Behind the Ballot 
  17. Cook - Locavore 
  18. First Aid - Senior First Aid 
  19. Girl Scout Way - Senior Girl Scout Way 
  20. Naturalist - Sky 

Ambassadors (Grades 11-12) Edit

  1. Ultimate Recreation Challenge
  2. Outdoor Art Master
  3. Research and Development
  4. P & L
  5. On My Own
  6. Good Credit
  7. Artist - Photographer
  8. Athlete - Coaching
  9. Citizen - Public Policy
  10. Cook - Dinner Party
  11. First Aid - Ambassador First Aid
  12. Girl Scout Way - Ambassador Girl Scout Way
  13. Naturalist - Water

Highest Awards Edit

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Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn.

Bronze Award Edit

The Bronze Award is the third highest award in Girl Scouts of the USA. It was introduced by GSUSA in 2001, and can only be earned by Junior Scouts.

Girl Scout Juniors can pursue the Bronze Award if: Edit

  • They're in fourth or fifth grade (equivalent) 
  • A registered Girl Scout Junior
  • They have completed a Junior Journey

Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps Edit

  1. Build your Girl Scout Junior team
  2. Explore your community
  3. Choose your Bronze Award project
  4. Make a plan
  5. Put your plan in motion
  6. Spread the word

Silver Award Edit

The Silver Award is the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the highest award that a Cadette Scout can earn.

Girl Scout Cadettes can pursue the Silver Award if: Edit

  • They're in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (or equivalent)
  • A registered Girl Scout Cadette
  • They have completed a Cadette Journey

Girl Scout Silver Award Steps Edit

  1. Identify an issue you care about
  2. Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo
  3. Explore your community
  4. Pick your Silver Award project
  5. Develop your project
  6. Make a plan and put it into motion
  7. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

Gold Award Edit

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world.

Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors can pursue the Gold Award if: Edit

  • They're in high school (Grades 9-12)
  • A registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador
  • They have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps Edit

  1. Identify an issue
  2. Investigate your issue thoroughly
  3. Get help and build your team
  4. Create a plan
  5. Present your plan and gather feedback 
  6. Take action
  7. Educate and inspire

Publications Edit

Girl Scouts of Nassau County publishes two publications for its members – Girlfriends and Possibilities.

Girlfriends Edit

GirlFriends is a publication of Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. which provides Girl Scouts in Nassau County the opportunity to hear about the outcome of past events, while also hearing about future events within the Nassau Council.  Look for a new issue every six to eight weeks.

We welcome photos and stories of your troop activities, as well as suggestions of how we can continue to make GirlFriends better.

Possibilities

Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Possibilities is a semi-annual program booklet packed with fun and exciting program opportunities and trip options in which Troops can participate.  Providing a wide variety of activity themes including auto mechanics, science, fitness, spa, health, business, and art, girls can choose to participate in programs that allow discover more about themselves, connect with their communities, and take action to make the world a better place.

When you meet with your Troop, use Possibilities as a tool to help plan your year. Girls should indicate what activities are of interest to them. Your Troop should develop a budget, incorporating dues, family partnership rebates, and goals for rebates earned in the Mags&Munchies and Cookie Programs.

Tribute Fund Edit

In Honor of: Edit

Donna Ceravolo (CEO Girl Scouts of Nassau County) upon her retirement Fran and Bill Monahan; Rae Schopp; Dolores & Paul Yao; Susan Caruso; Yvonne Mowatt; GSNC Board of Directors; Bethpage Federal Credit Union; Ursula & Chris Pendergast; Allison Bishop White; Elizabeth Hill; Vicki Murphy

In Memory of: Edit

Melissa McHenry (2015 Gold Award Recipient, former member of Troop 2188, ELLM Association and Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts)

GSNC Staff & BOD

Cynthia Friedman (Long-time volunteer, Floral Park/Bellerose Association) Vivian Gupta; Joann Kohler; Peggy Berta; Carole O’Hara; Susan Kerner; Navy Elementary School Social Committee; Patricia Linsner; J.E. Talamo; Carol Brooks; Rebecca Jones; Brandy Swann; Joyce O’Connor; Patricia Young; Patricia Nummey; Floral Park/Bellerose Association; Sally O’Shea; Terry Creighton

Frances Dunne (Former Troop Organizer, Mid Island Council) Susan Dunne

Marianne Templeton (Former GSNC President & Chief Volunteer Officer and Lifetime Member) Lauren Templeton & Paula Reilly; GSNC Board & Staff; Ann Burr Henahan

Dorothy Astman (Lifetime Girl Scout of 32 years) GSNC Staff

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