The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is preparing for its “Back to Troop” season by recruiting new adult volunteers and forming new Troops for the fall. GSNC prides itself on providing events and programs that develop essential life skills and leadership qualities for girls 5 to 17 years of age.
“For generations, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has offered exceptional programming to girls, ensuring they develop critical skills and make friendships that will last a lifetime,” said Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Donna Ceravolo.
As the demand rises, GSNC is offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs that teach girls how to develop strong technical skills. Programs like the LEGO Robotics teams give girls the chance to build and design their own fully functioning robot for the Long Island LEGO Robotic League Tournament. Other programs being offered this fall allow girls to explore their passion for the arts, their desire to perform community service and celebrate the great outdoors. The world famous Girl Scout Cookie® Program allows girls the opportunity to learn five important life skills as they manage their own small business. All Girl Scout programs are cloaked in FUN and FRIENDSHIP!
“There are over 800 young girls in Nassau County waiting for the formation of new Troops”, added Ceravolo. “Volunteers are always needed to serve girls on our waiting lists. We look forward to providing the next generation of Girl Scouts with an opportunity to join us.”
According to the 2012 study Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study, “Approximately one in ten women has been a member of Girl Scouts.” With more than 4,500 new Girl Scouts every year, families are increasingly acknowledging the value and benefit of the Girl Scoutorganization. Data from the Girl Scout Research Institute also indicate that Girl Scouting is a rewarding experience, enabling girls and women to become more civically responsible and monetarily successful as adults.
Members of GSNC can join a Troop based on geographic location and grade level. The levels are as follows: Daisies, kindergarten and first grade; Brownies, second and third grade; Juniors, fourth and fifth grades; Cadettes, sixth through eighth grades; Seniors, ninth and tenth grade and Ambassadors, eleventh and twelfth grades. If a troop is not available in your community, girls may still join GSNC by registering and taking advantage of Council-wide offerings and other opportunities.
Members can participate in activities that help guide them towards earning various badges. Badges include Staying Fit, First Aid and Money Manager, among dozens to choose. Earning these badges brings Girl Scouts closer to earning leadership awards such as the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards as they culminate their Girl Scout careers.
To become a Girl Scout visit our website at www.gsnc.org or call us at 516 741-2550. Membership Specialists are waiting to help potential members become involved in the largest leadership development organization for girls.