NEWS & UPDATES
Financial Assistance is Available to Girls and Adults to Participate in Girl Scout Activities
Financial assistance is available to all girls and adults living within the council jurisdiction and is provided to help them participate in the Girl Scout program. Financial assistance may be granted as follows:
- For girls - national membership dues, council programs, handbooks, uniform components, national Girl Scout destinations, and summer camp.
- For adults - national membership dues, council programs, and council-scheduled trainings
Applications for financial assistance can be found in the Volunteer 411, online at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org, on the Volunteer Resources CD, and in the GSMH service centers.
Financial assistance is granted according to financial need. Partial assistance may be granted.
Applications should be submitted in an envelope marked "Confidential Assistance Request" along with the registration form for the Girl Scout activity before the registration deadline.
Do You Attend Service Unit Meetings?
When your service unit has a meeting, do you show up? Attending these meetings helps volunteers like you stay updated on the latest information, so your girls can get the most out of their Girl Scout experience. Service unit meetings allow volunteers to network with
other volunteers, receive updated materials and get questions answered quickly.
Are you using the latest Volunteer Resources CD
? If not, your forms are out of date! To get the latest CD, contact your membership marketing specialist, or stop by a service center with a blank CD. We'll trade your blank CD for one with all the latest and greatest resources and forms on it!
Friends and Family Fall Product Program Begins
Girls can start taking orders for the friends and family fall product program today! The program will run until November 15, and orders are due to troop leaders November 16. Troop leaders should turn in orders to the service unit by November 18, and all orders are due to GSMH by November 19.
The product line up includes:
- Mint Treasures, $8
- Caramel Treasures, $8
- Blueberry Pomegranate Nut Crunch, $7
- Whole Cashews, $7
- Chocolate Covered Raisins, $6
- Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, $6
- Chocolate Covered Peanuts, $6
- Gummi Berries, $6
- Butter Toasted Peanuts, $6
- Salsa Mix, $6
- Honey Roasted Peanuts, $6
- Dulce de Leche -NEW!, $5
- Deluxe Pecan Clusters, $5
- Peanut Butter Bears-NEW!, $5
Service units will receive product deliveries the week of December 2.
Ashdon Farms, makers of the fall product program items, reported their products are not impacted by the current ongoing recall of peanut butter, nut butters, and related items currently being conducted in connection with product from Sunland, Inc.
There is a growing number of product recalls associated with peanut butter and other nut butters produced by Sunland Inc., including a large number of products that used nut butters provided by Sunland as ingredients. Ashdon Farms does not use Sunland as a supplier; therefore has no involvement in the recall.
Get Ready for Girl Scout Cookie Program!
It's November! That means that the service unit cookie managers will be attending important Girl Scout Cookie Program Training, and troops will be training their parents and girls next month. Service unit cookie rallies will be scheduled for January.
Orders for Girl Scout Cookie Program patches, tablecloths, stickers, signs, and other merchandise is due December 7, 2012, January 11, 2013, February 15, 2013, and March 15, 2013. The initial product selling period for girls begins January 4, 2013.
THE GIRL SCOUT PATHWAY NEWS
Don't forget about the Fall's Harvest PEP!
Fall is in full swing and it is a great time to utilize the Perfectly Effortless Program (PEP): "Fall's Harvest" with your troop. Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies will love the fun that fall can bring. Contact your membership marketing specialist or a leadership and learning specialist to get a copy of this Perfectly Effortless Program! A new PEP will be highlighted in the Volunteer Connections each month, so stay tuned!
Reminders for Upcoming Girl Event Deadlines
Don't miss out - registration deadlines are just around the corner! Age levels are denoted by initial after each program title (D=Daisy; B=Brownie; J=Junior; C=Cadette; S=Senior; A=Ambassador).
To see what other event registration deadlines are coming up this month check out your copy of the Volunteer 411 or read it online at: http://www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/pages/resources.
Junior Cheer (J)
11/15 Jefferson City, MORegistration Deadline: 11/2
Elite Cheer (DB)
11/17 Springfield, MO
Registration Deadline: 11/2
Elite Cheer (J)
11/17 Springfield, MO
Registration Deadline: 11/2
Discover the Daisy Flower Garden (D)
11/17 Dexter, MO
Registration Deadline: 11/2
2012 Blowout Bash Lock-In (BJC) *Overnight
12/7 - 12/8 Cape Girardeau, MO
12/8 - 12/9 Jefferson City, MO
12/14 - 12/15 Springfield, MO
Registration Deadlines: 11/12, 11/9, and 11/30
Advanced Cookie Chefs (CSA)
1/11/13 Finbrooke Program Center
1/22/13 Cape Girardeau, MO
1/27/13 Silver Meadows Program Center
1/29/13 Dexter, MO
Registration Deadlines: 12/21/12, 1/4/13, 1/11/13, 1/15/13
SHOP WITH US
Adult Volunteers Save 33% Off
Adult Guides/Journey Book Sets!
GSMH is pleased to offer a special promotion in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) and adult volunteers. Through December 31, 2012, adult volunteers and facilitators will save $5 off the regularly $15 Adult Guides/Journey book sets.
Holiday Shop for your Girl Scout at GSMH Shops
The GSMH Retail Shops will host the annual Holiday Open House during regular hours from November 29 - December 1. The customer service assistants have planned to give away special treats and play holiday music. If you received a coupon between October 15 and November 28, it will be honored during this special event. Don't miss it!
|DISCOVER, CONNECT, TAKE ACTION
Girl Scout Troop Hangs with State Representative
Last month, Girl Scout Troop 70553 spent the day with State Representative and senatorial candidate Mary Still! Seventeen girls and five parents rode the city bus downtown to Wabash Station in Columbia and then walked to Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream shop, the columns at Frances Quadrangle, and then to Peace Park to climb "the best climbing tree, ever" as the girls discovered last year.
"Mary is an amazing person - giving, energetic, funny, and down to earth. She is, I'm guessing, the world's best troop leader as well!" said Kim Kraus, troop leader. "Mary had the girls singing songs right off the bat in the bus shelter. The bus ride was a hoot as the girls showed off and sang our West Boulevard song for her [called] We are One.
"We shuffled and squeezed together over and over in order to give up seats for older folks and parents with little ones that got on the bus and needed a seat," stated Kim. "Later came more rousing songs and a spontaneous 10-girl relay on the lawn in front of the columns. When we first got to the columns and before I knew how it happened Mary was up on top of them horsing around with the girls! She took the time to speak with the girls as individuals during our activity as well."
| Quick Notes |
|TO DO THIS MONTH
- Attend your service unit's meeting
- Encourage your Girl Scout in the fall product program and turn orders into the troop leader by November 16.
VOLUNTEER WEB PORTAL
Do you need something from the Volunteer Resources CD? A product program order form? The tax exempt certificate?
Get what you need from the Volunteer Web Portal. Access it from the council Web site, or the link above, and use the following username & password for the 2012-2013 year:
Service Centers &
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed (except Springfield)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday Retail Shop Hours
Shops in all locations will be open Saturday, November 3 and Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Service Centers and Retail Shops will be closed in all locations November 22 and 23, and December 24 through January 1.
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