Shop Winter Hours Correction
We're sorry-there was a misprint regarding winter shop hours in the last edition of the VC. We stated that the Cape Girardeau shop would be closed the first Saturday of November; however, Cape will be open the first Saturday in November and closed the first Saturday in December. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Mystery Mondays...SAVE BIG Online!
For the next 7 weeks, check the GSMH Facebook page, or catch the tweet, for the online store Mystery Monday Deal of the Day*. These great deals are available only on Mondays and end December 16. There will be some great online deals-you won't want to miss them!
*Deals available via online shopping only - not available at the council service center shops.
|Join us for our Next Big Event - Full S.T.E.M. Ahead!
GSMH's 2014 Signature Event!
Join us for a fun-filled, STEM-tastic
day! Girls of all ages can explore science, technology, engineering, and math through fun and educational activities. There will
be interactive exhibits and live
DATE: Saturday, April 12, 2014
LOCATION: Ashland, Mo
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
COST: $20 (includes admission, patch, and t-shirt
Girls and troops will have a chance to show off their talents too! Mini competitions will be taking place throughout the day.
- Troops are allowed to tent camp on Saturday night at the location of the event.
- There will be concessions available for purchase.
- Discounted hotel rates are available at hotels in Columbia and Jefferson City.
Information packets and registration forms will be available on the GSMH website mid-November.
You're not going to want to miss this big event!
THE GIRL SCOUT PATHWAY
Girl Scout Earns Gold Award
Congratulations to Samantha W. with troop 10216 for earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. Samantha's project was to bring support to the local farmers in her area and get people more inspired to plant and eat their own produce. She worked to bring new vendors to the local farmer's market and more regular visitors to help support the vendors. Through the project, Samantha learned how eating and buying locally grown foods benefits everyone in the local community from small business owners to farmer's market vendors and those receiving the produce. She learned how to reach out to people and interact with those less educated about a particular subject. In her own words, "ultimately knowing that a whole community can come together for a single day of a lifetime of teamwork will always be the part I am most proud of." Juliet Gordon Low once said that the work of today is the history of tomorrow and we are its makers. Excellent work, Samantha!
Congratulations Girl Scouts!
At the 100th
anniversary Believe In Girls Expo in 2012, the Women in Nuclear, Region IV held a contest at their booth. On March 22, 2013 the contest entries were judged at the Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute at the University of Missouri Columbia Campus. There were 88 contest entries (not just Girl Scout entries) and four categories that were judged on creativity, presentation and feasibility. The overall winner was Maddie H. in the 2nd - 3rd grade category due to her scientific process presented in her drawing on how to destroy an asteroid heading for the earth. Congratulations to Maddie and the following other Girl Scout winners:
1st place: Meygan, Springfield, MO
2nd place: Gypsy, Springfield, MO
3rd place: Alexis, Columbia, MO
2nd - 3rd Grade
1st place: Maddie, Springfield, MO
2nd place: Hailey, Jefferson City, MO
3rd place: Leighanna, St. Robert, MO
4th - 5th Grade
1st place: Jessilyn, Brookline, MO
2nd place: Nat Anne, Columbia, MO
3rd place: Maria, Cape Girardeau, MO
7th - 9th and 11th - 12th Grade
(1st place was not a Girl Scout)
2nd place: Amy, Fulton, MO
3rd place: Mary Kate, Neosho, MO
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is currently engaged in its second cycle of the Strategic Learning process.This work will set the direction for the council for 2014-2017.
The Council Strategy Team, comprised of operational volunteers, board members, community volunteers and council staff members, began their work in April 2013.They did intensive research to discover the "brutal truths" facing Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland and began to develop the strategy that will help the council move forward in achieving the Girl Scout mission.
The work of the team was approved by the council board of directors in September 2013.
The work produced five Strategic Priorities that will drive all of the efforts of GSMH during this upcoming three-year period. If you are interested in reading about these priorities or providing input to the staff gap teams, visit the strategic learning
page of the GSMH website.
Represent the Council as a Delegate in Salt Lake City!
National Delegates are appointed for a 3-year term to represent GSMH at the National Council Session which is held every 3 years. The 2014 national session will be held October 16-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The council pays for registration, transportation, hotel, and meal costs. To be considered as a National Delegate, you must be a registered Girl Scout member, a citizen of the US, 14 years of age or older, available to attend the national council session, willing to participate in national delegate training, commit to a 3-year term, and be willing to participate in follow-up activities upon returning from the national council session.
If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest indicating why you feel qualified to be a delegate. Send it to the Springfield Service Center, attention: Board Development Committee. All submissions must be received by December 1, 2013 so that they can be placed on the slate which goes to the Board of Directors in January.
If you have any questions, please contact Executive Assistant Missy Cravens.
Are You a Girl Scout Alumnae?
We're in the process of building a fantastic network of fun-loving and committed women who want to get back in touch with old friends, learn what's new in Girl Scouts today, and continue to change the world!
Fill out the Girl Scout Alumnae Association half sheet, send it in and get reconnected with Girl Scouting.
Does Girl Scouting work? You can also check out Girl Scouts of the USA's latest report:Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study. This national research report investigates the effects of Girl Scouting on its alumnae population of women.
Keeping Our Children Safe
There are still spaces available for the Darkness into Light child abuse prevention training hosted by the Junior League of Springfield. The program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. Sessions are FREE and last 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Space is limited.
Nov. 19 Springfield Service Center 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Please RSVP via email to Missy Cravens or call her at 877-312-4764 x1124 no later than November 15.
SHOP WITH US!
Holiday Open House
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House which will take place December 5, 6 and 7 (except for Cape Girardeau*). Come check out our new jewelry, collectibles, and girl fun items. Just in time for gift giving - new markdowns just taken. Enter our drawing for a snugly beanie-style knit hat, knit gloves, and fringed scarf!
ON SALE - Precious Moments
The assortment of Girl Scout inspired Precious Moments figurines is being retired. On Saturday, December 7 - one day only - take an additional 15% off already reduced prices. In stock only and while supplies last.
Shops in all locations will be open November 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Saturday, December 7 (except Cape Girardeau*) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*The Cape Girardeau location will be closed the weeks of November 25 through 30 and December 2 through 7 to move to their new location. You can look forward to a very special Grand Opening on Saturday, January 11 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|DISCOVER, CONNECT, TAKE ACTION
Girl Scouts Participate In Community Service Project
Girl Scout Senior & Ambassador Troop 10797 from West Plains completed badge work related to breast cancer awareness. The girls passed out pink ribbon sashes to breast cancer survivors. They also learned about early detection and prevention of breast cancer.
| Quick Notes |
|TO DO THIS MONTH
- Finalize registrations
- Watch for age level eBlast for leaders - November 15
- Check the Volunteer 411 for upcoming trainings
Do you need something from the Volunteer Resources CD? A product program order form? The tax exempt certificate?
If you don't have your CD handy, many resources are also available in the Forms and Resources Library on the GSMH website. Most items aren't password protected, but keep using the following for those that are:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (except Springfield)
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (except Springfield). Additionally, all shops (except Cape) are open the first Saturday in December.
Service Center/Shop Winter Closing Dates:
Dec. 23 - Jan. 1
Jan. 6, 20
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