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Girl Scouts To Host Family Information
Nights In Local Communities
It’s Back to School time, which means Back to Girl Scouts time.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is inviting girls to join the fun and register for the
upcoming membership year.
Girls Scouts “learn by doing” in a girl-led environment. For more than 100 years,
Girl Scouts has provided girls opportunities to try new things, gain confidence, develop
character, and build essential leadership skills. The public is invited to see what Girl
Scouting is all about at a Troop Building event in their community. Upcoming dates
and locations include:
September15, River Hall Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
September 21, Pine Island Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 2, Bonita Springs Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m .
September 16, Spring Creek Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 1, Trafalgar Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 10, Cape Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 16, Diplomat Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 17, Caloosa Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 18, Pelican Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 23, Hector A. Cafferata Junior Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m .
September 23, Skyline Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 3, Rayma C Page Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 4, Allen Park Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
September 9, Tanglewood Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.
September 10, San Carlos Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 15, Three Oaks Elementary Media Center, 6 p.m .
September 15, Orangewood Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. (continued)
September 16, Gateway Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
September 17, Edison Park Elementary Media Room, 6:30 p.m.
September 23, Franklin Park Elementary, 6 p.m.
September 24, Heights Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
North Fort Myers
September 1, Bayshore Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 2, Tropic Isles Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m .
September 22, Hancock Creek Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
September 29, J. Colin English Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m .
September 30, Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m .
October 1, North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts Media Center, 6 p.m .
September 8, Tortuga Preserve Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
September 9, Lehigh Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
September 10, Mirror Lakes Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
September 16, Sunshine Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
September 24, Harns Marsh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.
September 10, The Sanibel School Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
National studies from the Girl Scout Research Institute reports that at least 75
percent of girls who experience the fun of “learning by doing” and are part of a girl-
led program become better at conflict resolution, problem solving, team building and
cooperation, and developing self-confidence. In addition, nearly three in four such girls
say that, because of Girl Scouts, they’ve become a leader in more activities with their
friends and classmates, as well as in their community.
For more information about Girl Scouts in Lee County, contact Connie Martin at
800-232-4475 ext. 403 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.girlscouts.org/join.
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Rules And Regs
Want to see exhibits on early Fort
Myers? Then treat yourself by visiting the
Southwest Florida Museum of History at
2031 Jackson Street.
Call 321-7430 for information, or
go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through
To learn more local history, visit the
Southwest Florida Historical Society’s
research center at 10091 McGregor
Boulevard on the campus of the Lee
County Alliance for the Arts.
The all-volunteer non-profit orga-
nization is open Wednesday and
Saturday between 9 a.m . and noon and
Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. Call 939-4044
or visit swflhistoricalsociety.org for more
Sources: The Archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society and
The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H.
Gulf Coast Writers
The Gulf Coast Writers Association
encourages writers from
Southwest Florida to enter their
Annual Writing Contest. Original works
of fiction, nonfiction, children’s stories
and poetry will be awarded prizes of
$100, $50 and $25 for first, second
and third place in each category. The
contest is open to members and non-
members who will be 18 years old or
older by March 15, 2016.
Fiction, nonfiction and children’s
works must be no more than 1,500
words. Poetry is limited to 40 lines or
The contest will be open for submis-
sions on September 1. Final deadline
must be post-marked by December 1.
Winners must be present to receive their
awards at the February 20, 2016 meet-
The contest will help GCWA to fulfill
its goal of assisting Southwest Florida
writers to stimulate and improve their
Entry forms and rules can be found
online at www.gulfwriters.org.
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