What can a girl do? A world of good!

With adult guidance and the power of Girl Scout cookies, girls can make positive changes in the world around them. A girl can speak for those less fortunate, foster changes where they’re needed, and have a true impact close to home or even on the other side of the world.

This cookie season, girls will grow in ways you never dreamed possible! Girls will learn five important skills that will guide them as they continue through Girl Scouts and as an adult: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Girl Scout cookies go on sale Jan. 7, with booth sales starting on Feb. 16.

Area Girl Scouts are invited to attend a cookie rally at the Syracuse Crunch game on Friday, Jan. 11 at the War Memorial at Oncenter. The rally begins at 5:45 p.m. and the game at 7:30 p.m.

Registered Girl Scouts can participate in events such as cookie bingo or cookie relays, learn about the cookie club, make a craft and even vote on their favorite cookie. Family and friends are invited to attend the game versus Norfolk. Tickets are $12 per person. For more information, visit the program and events page at www.gsnypenn.org.

For information on where you can find Girl Scout cookies, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.

Look for Girl Scouts this holiday season

Area Girl Scouts will be spreading holiday cheer this year. Girls will be out caroling in Moravia on Dec. 17, and on a to-be-determined date in Union Springs.

PJ Round-Up update

Nearly 250 girls participated in PJ Round-Up this year. Donated items will be given to the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency's domestic violence program; Onondaga County Catholic Charities; Oswego Catholic Charities; Salvation Army of Syracuse-area shelters for women; the Seneca County Victim Witness/Domestic Violence Program; Vera House; and the YWCA of Cortland: Aid to Victims of Violence.

Girl Scout leaders can still order patches for girls who participated through Dec. 15 by going to our website, www.gsnypenn.org. Summit Federal Credit Union is underwriting the cost of all patches!

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s PJ Round-Up a huge success!

We encourage Girl Scout alumnae to reconnect with the organization that helped them succeed. To keep up-to-date on all of the activities, or find out more information, visit www.gsnypenn.org. Did you know that girls can participate in events without their troop? Join the fun and friendship of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience! Visit www.gsnypenn.org or call 698-9400 or 539-5085 for more information.

Kim Dunne is the media manager for the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.

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