Fall Troop Product Sale Manager Trainings
Join us for an online webinar on Sept 14 at 6:00 pm. Register now!

Download the Fall Sale Calendar which includes dates and times for all trainings. S ign up for the in-person trainings here .

Note: All Fall Sale Service Unit and Troop Product Sale Managers must have a signed position description on file at the council. If you have not already turned in or are training online, please download here and submit in order to receive the access codes to Nut-E.
Volunteer Applications
New volunteers may now complete their application online and will be notified quickly on when they can join Girl Scout activities.
The process also includes the background check for a small fee. 

Please note, paper applications will no longer be accepted.  New volunteers can start the process online  here .
The "Amazing Race" at Camp Anna Behrens & Camp Saki
Join the fun, make new friends, bring your camp spirit and be a part of an AMAZING Girl Scout Adventure!

We need everyone's help with fall clean-up tasks- 
volunteers, girls and Girl Scout families -  to help put Camp Anna B and Camp Saki to bed for the winter. 

This day will be set in an "Amazing Race" format with p articipants placed into teams to complete clean-up tasks.  For details and registration, click on the links below. 


Calendar of Events
Be sure to check out our calendar of events! 

Pamela Alderman's 2016 Art Prize Entry from Sept 23 to Oct 9


Broadway Grand Rapids production of 
CINDERELLA  on Oct 1

Shore Essentials | September 12, 2016
On-Time Registration is happening NOW! All girls and adults  who register during our on-time season (July 16 - Sept 30) will be eligible to order an exclusive Girl Scout inspired T-shirt. This tee is only available for those who register anytime before Sept 30 and will not be available in Girl Scout Shops.
Let's Talk About Governance
Did you know.....
  • All 43 Service Units within Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore are entitled to representation at the annual meeting (to be held on April 22, 2017 at Camp Anna Behrens) by way of delegates. 
  • In order to participate in the voting process, a delegate must be elected before October 31, 2016. 
  • Our council is divided into 6 regions. To download an updated jurisdiction map, please click here
  • Each region is also allowed to elect two girl delegates at the Fall Regional meeting, creating leadership opportunities for 12 Girl Delegates.  
  • Two-thirds of the voting body must consist of delegates which are both adults and girls. 
  • Some Service Units are entitled to two or more delegates. Communication from GSMISTS will let your Service Unit Director know how many delegates to elect, with the minimum being one adult. 
Make sure to add the delegate election to your September or October Service Unit meeting agenda.  For questions or more information, please  contact us

Thank you, 
Rosemary Mills 
Delegate Chair
Fall Recruitment
We will be working closely with Service Unit volunteers to assist with Fall Membership Recruitment. We wish to host a Girl Scout Recruitment event in every elementary school, and need your help! Please contact your Membership staff to let them know of your availability to help. We will provide the materials needed to hold a successful event. For a list of scheduled events so far, please click here.
Fall Shop & Office Hours
Effective Sept 12, our Fall Shop and Office hours will be:

Monday: 8:30 am-6:30 pm
Tuesday: Closed (phone/appts available 9:30 am-5:30 pm)
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

The Shop will also be open the 2nd Saturday of October, November and December from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Attention Service Unit Teams!
Due to the excitement surrounding the Yard Signs that were distributed at the Service Team Expo, we are offering Service Units the opportunity to purchase additional signs at the cost of $8 each. These signs are a great way to not only promote Girl Scouts, but also recognize our wonderful volunteers! 

If you are interested in purchasing additional signs, please send us an email   and  include the Service Unit name, number of signs and point of contact (name and email address).    

Please submit your order by September 30, 2016.   The signs will be available for pick up in mid-October.
Financial  Assistance
Please note, all requests for Girl Financial Assistance must be requested and signed by parents or guardians and submitted along with the  Girl Membership Registration Form.

In an effort to be fiscally responsible,   we will be offering Adult Financial Assistance to 01 and 02 Troop Leaders only. 

Troop Leaders may wish to consider paying out of troop funds for 03 adult parent helpers in need of assistance (only i f necessary to meet the girl/adult ratios on troop outings).
Save the Date:  Outdoor Weekend Learning Spectacular (OWLS)
November 4-6, 2016  at Camp Anna Behrens 
(registration details coming soon!)

Why OWLS?
* Leader and volunteer training!
* Gain new ideas to take back to girls!
* Refresh and recharge!
* Enjoy yourself with Girl Scout friends old & new!
* Have fun and experience camp!
* Explore leadership skills!

Cost:  $45.00 per person  before Sept 30;  $55 after Oct 19
NO LATE Registrations.
 
Includes meals on Saturday/Sunday and free lodging at camp (space is limited).  Troop Management and Troop Camping Skills offered separately.
Membership Registration
The current Girl Scout membership year ends Friday, Sept 30, 2016 at 12:00 midnight ET.  This means that online membership registrations for Troop Leaders renewing 2017 registrations through eBiz should be concluded before Friday, Sept 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET. 
For questions, please contact us.