Your Volunteer Connect
February 11, 2014


To help Girls do Great Things! 

Did you know that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country, with sales of nearly $800 million per year for girls and their communities nationwide? That's right. The Girl Scout Cookie sale is the leading entrepreneurial program for girls. With every season of cookies, another generation of girls learns five important skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.


Here are a few reminders about keeping the Cookie Sale safe and fair:

  • Girls should be identifiable as Girl Scouts by wearing a Membership Pin, official uniform, tunic, sash, vest, or other Girl Scout clothing.
  • Adult volunteers must monitor, supervise, and guide the sale activities.
  • Girls can market cookies by posting on social sites like Facebook or Twitter or sending emails to friends, family members, and former customers, as long as they use a group email address, a parent/guardian or leader's email address, or the online email tools through ABC Bakers.
  • Girls 13 and older can also use social media sites to promote cookies to family and friends. Be sure each girl's account uses the tightest privacy settings and doesn't reveal information about her or her location to anyone outside her circle.
  • Volunteers and staff do not sell cookies and other products; girls sell them.



Hats off to these troops!


There were 47 Troops from all areas of the council that completed their Quarter 1 Honor Troop Applications, meaning these troops are well on their way to completing all the requirements for being a 2014 Honor Troop! This special program for troops helps girls, parents, and leaders get the most out of Girl Scouting, by participating in activities, learning Girl Scout traditions, building leadership, and serving the community, as well as meeting deadlines for council forms. It is not too late for your troop to meet the requirements as well!


We salute the winners of our Quarter 1 drawing -Troop 10022 in Stockton, Troop 70180 in Altamont, Troop 30060 in Marion, Troop 40152 in Conway Springs and Troop 60012 in Garden City. These troops are looking forward to celebrating with a pizza or ice cream party! Enjoy!



Deadline is February 15th
Service units, helps us recognize volunteers and supporters in your communities! Service units can request Candle Pins (for first year volunteers who have completed all required learning sessions); Year Pins (designating years in Girl Scouting, beginning with 5 years); and letters or certificates for Girl Scout supporters in your community. Details and order forms are found here. The deadline for ordering is February 15, and items will be received by April.



Holly Slawkowski
Volunteer Services

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.


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