Press Release

Girl Scouts of Nassau County Earn the PSEG Long Island ‘Energy Patch’

PSEG Long Island patch program helps Girl Scouts build STEM skills

(Uniondale, NY – Mar. 12, 2019) — PSEG Long Island and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) have partnered to offer the Energy Patch to encourage girls to learn about electricity and the importance of safety and energy conservation.

The Energy Patch program was introduced to the GSNC earlier this year and offered to 1,500 troops across Nassau County. Hundreds of girls have begun to participate in the program. 

“Partnering with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County to offer young women the opportunity to learn about electricity, electric safety and energy efficiency is just another way we are contributing to developing tomorrow’s women leaders in STEM,” said Andrea Elder-Howell, vice president of Legal at PSEG Long Island and GSNC board member. “We congratulate the girls who already completed the educational requirements and have become the first to earn the Energy Patch in Nassau County.”

Approximately 30 girls from Daisy troop 3605 and Junior troop 3060 were the first to ceremoniously receive the PSEG Long Island Energy Patch at an electric safety presentation in Seaford, N.Y.

Elder-Howell congratulated the girls, who also enjoyed an electric safety program presented by personnel from PSEG Long Island. A video and photos from the event are located at .

“We are so excited to partner with PSEG Long Island on the Energy Patch program!” said Randell M. Bynum, CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Thank you to our board member Andrea Elder-Howell for championing this program with PSEG Long Island. The ability to offer a unique program of this caliber is how we help girls become tomorrow’s leaders in STEM.” 


Girl Scouts of Nassau County
Comprise 23,000 strong – over 16,900 girls and more than 5,100 adults – who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ from Nassau County to change the world. Its extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since the organization has honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. It is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550.

PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.