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 September 8, 2011
In This Issue
Earn $$ for Your SU - Family Champion
Upcoming Girl Activities
New National Program Portfolio
Fall Product Program Kickoffs
Girl Scouts in the News
Adult Learning Opportunities
Earn $$ for YOUR Service Unit!
2011-2012 Family Champion 

This year, we're excited to launch our Family Champion Campaign, with an extra incentive for your Service Units! For all the money you raise toward our Family Champion Campaign, 10% of that money will be given back to your Service Unit! 


You'll be receiving materials and tools to assist you in your efforts at the September LCMs, but if you have questions feel free to contact Mary Robinson @ 866.566.7434 x 141 or


And this year every person who donates (any amount) will receive our NEW Girl Scout Window Cling. And any person who donates $25 or more will receive the 2011-2012 Family Champion Patch featured below!


Thanks for your support in our Family Champion Campaign!



Upcoming Activities!
It's a NEW membership year and we have lots happening! Below are some of the highlights, but you can view all of our activities online here.


On Time Registration Event

Sept. 17, 2011
11 AM - 1 PM 
Camp Saki, TC
Learn more here!

On Time Registration Event
Sept. 18, 2011
2 PM - 4 PM
Gaylord Intermediate 
School District
Learn more here!

ArtPrize - Girl Scout Style
Sept. 24, 2011
1 PM - 4 PM
Downtown GR
Learn more here!

Girl Scouts & Laker Dance Team Dance Clinic
Sept. 24, 2011
12:30 PM - 5 PM
GVSU, Allendale
Learn more here!


Me and My Guy Weekend

Oct. 1 - Oct. 2

9 AM (Sat.) - 2 PM (Sun.)

CAB, Greenville

Learn more here


Girl University

Oct. 1, 2011

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Gilda's Club, GR

Learn more here!


Can You Handle the FETCH?

Oct. 1, 2011

10 AM - 12:30 PM

BCH, Muskegon

Learn more here!



Oct. 1 & Oct. 8, 2011

9 AM - 11 AM (Session A)

1 PM - 3 PM (Session B)

CAB, Greenville (Oct. 1)

Camp Saki, TC (Oct. 8)

Learn more here! (Oct. 1)

Learn more here! (Oct. 8)



Oct. 2 & Oct. 9, 2011

1 PM - 4 PM 

CAB, Greenville (Oct. 2)

Camp Saki, TC (Oct. 9)

Learn more here! (Oct. 2)

Learn more here! (Oct. 9)


Fall Product Program Kickoffs

Oct. 4, 5 & 6

4 PM - 7 PM 

GR, Mkg, TC Service Centers

Learn more here!


On Time Registration Event

Oct. 9, 2011

1 PM - 4 PM

CAB, Greenville

Learn more here!


Michigan Legacy Art Park

Family Day

Oct. 10, 2011

1 PM - 4 PM

ML Art Park, Thompsonville

Learn more here!


Fall Camp Pride 

Weekend - Saki

Oct. 14-16, 2011

4 PM (Fri.) - 3 PM (Sun.)

Camp Saki, TC

Learn more here!


Teen Trainings:

Silver & Gold Award Trainings

Sept. 28, 2011

FSU, Big Rapids

Learn more here!


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Welcome to the NEW Girl Scout Membership Year! We have lots of exciting things planned for this year, and we want to make sure you know what's happening with Girl Scouts in your community! That's why we've brought back our monthly e-newsletter - your go-to online resource for what's happening Shore to Shore! Look for it to hit your inbox the second week of the month. 

Happy Girl Scouting,




New National Program Portfolio!      

With the New Girl Scout Program Year comes new and exciting ways for girls to participate in Girl Scouting. Starting this month all Girl Scouts will now be using two things: 


The Journey of their choice + 

The New Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting


With these two fantastic resources, girls will be part of a nationally consistent Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Learn more about the New National Program Portfolio by watching the video below! (Click image to access video via YouTube).





Have you ordered your copy of the new Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting yet? Shop online here or call us today! 



Fall Product Sale Kickoff!

That's's time for our 2011 Fall Product Sale Program! This year, we have some exciting new opportunities for girls including two Gift of Caring options, a CFO Program for Girl Scout Cadettes - Ambassadors and three (3) Fall Product Sale Program Kickoff events!


To learn more about all the NEW things happening with the Fall Product Sale Program and for sales/training dates click here

Girl Scout Fall Product Sale Program Kickoffs:
Tuesday, October 4
4:00 - 7:00 PM 
Muskegon Service Center
Wednesday, October 5
4:00 - 7:00 PM 
Grand Rapids Service Center
Thursday, October 6
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Traverse City Service Center
Come learn everything about the Fall Product Sale Program! Join us for product tasting, a sneak peek at the cool incentives, games, prizes and more! Attend with your troop or family - come anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 PM. 


Plus, enter drawings for movie tickets, Nutcracker & Wizard of Oz tickets (GR & Muskegon) and Skippy JonJones & Nutcracker tickets (TC). 


To RSVP contact the Retail & Product Sales Manager near you @ 866.566.7434. Learn more here


Our Girls in the NEWS! 
Girl Scouts are doing great things all over the state!
We're so proud of all the things our girls are doing throughout our council! Make sure you stay updated with the latest news and happenings by visiting our NEWS Page on our website. Here you'll find links to news stories about our girls, TV interviews, radio interviews and much more!



Norton Shores Girl Scout Cadettes, Troop No. 20324, hosted a symposium on Anti-Bullying for their Silver Award project. What a timely and relevant issue to tackle girls - we're proud of you! Check out this great Mlive article featuring the girls!  


Photo credit: Muskegon Chronicle/Loretta Robinson

Adult Learning Opportunities   

In the coming months we'll be sending out information on all of our Adult Learning Opportunities for the year. But, as a registered Adult Volunteer you can access all of our Adult Trainings and Education Opportunities in the VolunteerZone under "Adult Trainings." 


Click here to access the VolunteerZone Adult Trainings Calendar. (Please note: you will need to login to the VolunteerZone to access.)


Need a VolunteerZone login? Fill out this online form here to register.


The VolunteerZone is for registered Adult Volunteers only. 


Save the Date: 

Alpena Adult Resource Weekend

September 16 - 17

5 PM (Friday) - 6 PM (Saturday)

Camp Woodlands

Learn more here!



September Coupon


25% OFF

One t-shirt when you purchase any vest/sash/tunic OR 

25% OFF one accessory item when you purchase
a t-shirt (if you already have a vest/sash/tunic).

Offer Valid: 09/08/2011 - 09/30/2011

Coupon only valid at Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore council shops. One coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with other coupons, discounts or sale items, including Club Shop coupons. Coupon must be present at time of purchase. Coupon NOT valid on phone or online orders. Other restrictions may apply.