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issue 56
April 1, 2014


Be an Early Bird!
2014-2015 Membership Registration Opens April 1

Make sure that someone from your troop attends the service unit meeting in April to pick up your troop re-registration packet! The Early Bird re-registration deadline is June 2, 2014. 


Benefits to registering Early Bird include: 

  • A special Early Bird patch for all re-registrants!
  • $10 in Early Bird Bills for all troops that participate!*
  • Each girl is entered in a drawing for one of fifteen $50 gift certificates to the GSMH shop!
  • Uninterrupted access to troop records in ROSE for troop leaders!
*Troops must re-register at least three girls and two adults. 


New this year is the option for troop leaders to complete the registration process on behalf of the families in their troop. A special roster will be included in your packet to make this process simple and easy!  

Save the Dates!

May 10, 2014

3rd Annual Believe in Girls 5K

Springfield, MO; 8:00 a.m.


August 11, 2014

20th Annual Girl Scout Golf Invitational

New Bloomfield, MO; 1:00 p.m.

Additional Opportunity for Direct Sales

Due to the current cookie inventory, GSMH is extending the opportunity for troops to continue with direct sales and earn a profit of $2 per box!


Now through April 15th, troops can purchase cookies from our cookie cupboards at $2 per box and will have until April 30th to sell these cookies. Cookies must be purchased in full cases, but cookie varieties can be mixed to make a case. Troops are required to pay for cookies when picked up with a troop check at any external cupboard and troop check or debit card at any Service Center cupboard.


These cookies will not count towards individual girl recognitions, cookie credit, or troop/service unit bonuses. Girls must continue to sell cookies at $4 a box to the public, allowing troops to make $2 profit per box. Troops can host cookie booths, sell door to door, or sell by any other direct sale avenue. 


The service center cupboard hours will be Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please check with your local cupboard to determine their continued availability. If you have any questions about this process, please ask your regional product program specialist. 

Service Center Cookie Cupboard Hours
April 1, 2014 - April15, 2014
Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Girl Scout Day at Dixie Stampede 

Don't forget to get signed up for Girl Scout Day at Dixie Stampede in Branson. This fun event takes place on April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $30 for girls and $30 for adults. This includes the show and a three course meal. A friends and family event means everyone can take advantage of the price! Please register by April 15 using the standard event registration form.

Surf's Up! 

Mark your calendars for this year's Surf's Up day at Big Surf Waterpark in Camdenton, MO, on June 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Come out and enjoy a day in the sun and water for only $14 a person. This price is for children and adults. This is a family event and everyone is welcome!  

Camp Open House
Are your girls ready for summer camp?


Want to see what summer camp is all about?  You and your family are invited to Camp Open House.  We invite you to come and explore camp, see the campsites that campers will live in, and meet camp staff.  Camp staff will be on site to answer questions and show you around camp! You do not need to register for this event.


Friday, May 9, 2014
* 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Jefferson City Service Center*

Saturday, May 17, 2014
* 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Cherokee Ridge Program Center
* 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Latonka Program Center

Saturday, May 24, 2014
* 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Mintahama Program Center
* 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Finbrooke Program Center  

*We do not have a resident camp site in the Jefferson City area, but camp staff will be on hand at the Jefferson City Service Center to provide information about resident camp locations and answer questions! 

Leader's Weekend 2014 

Check out this event for all adult volunteers! Did you miss the deadline? It's not too late to join in on the fun. It's free to come for the day and network-just make sure to register! There are a few classes still available, you can sign up just for an hour or two. Hurry space is limited!:

  • Card Weaving,  $2, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Shake & Make Snacks, $3, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Outdoor World Leadership,  FREE, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Outdoor Cooking, $6.00 (lunch included), 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Girl Scout Ways, FREE, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 a.m.
  • Tomahawk Throwing, FREE, 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Give a Hoot (Leave No Trace), $3, 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Outdoor World Leadership,  FREE, 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Wise Owls Singing,  FREE, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Give a Hoot (Leave No Trace),  $3, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • History Tour of Camp,  FREE, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Group Management Skills,  FREE, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

***Add Lunch for $6-for a limited time-get registered TODAY!***



Trainings are an important and helpful component of the Girl Scout volunteer experience. Listed below are some upcoming training courses offered to GSMH volunteers. All GSMH training registration deadlines are two weeks prior to the training unless otherwise listed.

CPR/First Aid - $40

Monday, April 21, 2014

Joplin Service Center

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Springfield Service Center

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Basic Outdoor Skills - $10

Saturday, April 5, 2014

(Please call to see if openings are still available.)

Green Berry Acres Program Center

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Mintahama Program Center 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sacajawea East Program Center

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Latonka Program Center

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Finbrooke Program Center 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Finbrooke Program Center

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Basic Troop Camping:Accelerated - $20

Saturday, April 5, 2014

(Please call to see if openings are still available.) 

Sacajawea West Program Center

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friendship Fields Program Center

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Basic Troop Camping - $25

Pre Camp: Thursday, April 24, 2014


6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Overnight: Saturday, May 3, 2014- Sunday, May 4, 2014

Silver Meadows Program Center 

9:00 a.m., April 5 - 4:00 p.m., April 6


Pre Camp: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Springfield Service Center

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 Overnight: Saturday, May 3, 2014- Sunday, May 4, 2014

Finrbooke Program Center

9:00 a.m., May 3 - 4:00 p.m., May 4


Small Craft Safety and Basic Water Rescue - $55

Saturday, May 17, 2014

 Finbrooke Program Center

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

 Finbrooke Program Center

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Facilitator level trainings and updates will be posted soon. Keep an eye out for dates, or contact your leadership & learning specialist - volunteerism for details.


Celebrate Girl Scout Leader's Day!     

Honor our volunteers and leaders - celebrate national volunteer week and Girl Scout Leader's Day.  Girl Scout Leader's Day is April 22.  We have volunteer polos, jewelry, pens, patches, t-shirts, totebags and mugs just for a few ideas.


Girl Scout Accomplishments!  

Honor Girl Scouts highest accomplishments, Gold, Silver and Bronze.  Come to the council shops and shop on-line for gift ideas.


What Did You Do Today?
Girls Night Out!
GSMH service unit 738, from Columbia, MO, held a Girls Night Out! They invaded Paint the Town Columbia with their Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.  
In This Issue
Be an Early Bird
Save the Dates!
Girl Scout Cookie Program
Girl Scout Day at Dixie Stampede
Surf's Up!
Camp Open House
Leader's Weekend 2014
Upcoming Trainings
Shop with us!
What Did You Do Today?
Quick Notes
  • Take advantage of the $2 cookie sale!
  • Celebrate Earth Day on April 22!
  • Register your girls to qualify for Early Bird!


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:


Password CadettesCarry3Cards


Service Centers   

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (except Springfield) 


Retail Shops

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (except Springfield). 


Shops in all locations will be open on the following Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through June.

April 5

May 3

June 7 

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