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issue 57
May 1, 2014


Join Us!
Third Annual Believe in Girls 5K Run/Walk

The race takes place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. The race will start at 8:00 a.m. at Missouri State University Campus, Lot 22.

Register online at, or email Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7. 


Prizes will be awarded for winners in female and male youth, adult, and master categories. The course is USATF certified.

Save the Date!


August 11, 2014

20th Annual Girl Scout Golf Invitational

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



Be an Early Bird!
2014-2015 Membership Registration Open!

Make sure that someone from your troop attends the service unit meeting in May 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!
  • Each troop receives $10 in Early Bird Bills AND are entered into a drawing for one of three Early Bird Bills worth $100!*
  • Each girl is entered in a drawing for one of fifteen Early Bird Bills worth $50!
  • 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 online registration process on behalf of the families in their troop. A special roster will be included in your packet to make this online process simple and easy!  

Surf's Up! 

Mark your calendars for this year's Surf's Up day at Big Surf Waterpark in Linn Creek, 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. 


Registration deadline is June 6th. 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. 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 31, 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 to answer questions! 

Service Center and Shop Summer Hours  

Summer is almost here! That means summer hours will take effect starting June 2 and continue through August 15. Both the service center and the council shops will be open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Normal business hours will resume starting August 18. 



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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jefferson City Service Center

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



CPR/First Aid & Blood Borne Pathogens - $45 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cherokee Ridge Program Center

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

Mintahama Program Center

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




Basic Outdoor Skills - $10

Saturday, May 9, 2014

Mintahama Program Center

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


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Silver Meadows Program Center

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


Basic Troop Camping: Accelerated - $20

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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

Latonka Program Center

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



Basic Troop Camping - $25

Pre Camp: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dexter Service Center

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

 Overnight: Saturday, May 17, 2014- Sunday, May 18, 2014

Latonka Program Center

9:00 a.m., May 17 - 4:00 p.m., May 18



Small Craft Water Safety - $55

Saturday, May 17, 2014

 Finbrooke Program Center

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


Friday, June 6, 2014

 Cherokee Ridge Program Center

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



Lifeguarding (with Bridge to Waterfront) - $175

Monday, June 2 - Thursday, June 5, 2014

 Cherokee Ridge Program Center

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


Tuesday, June 3 - Friday, June 6, 2014

 Mintahama Program Center

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



 Archery - $50

Monday, June 2, 2014

Finbrooke Program Center

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



Wilderness First Aid & CPR - $125 ($90 for WFA only) 

Friday, May 30 - Saturday, May 31, 2014

Finbrooke Program Center

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



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


It's Award Season!     

Starter Kits are available for bridging. 

Every girl deserves her own!


New this year - bridging kits! Kits that adult facilitators give to girls. Each kit includes the items that are presented to girls bridging to the next level. Just add the girl's name to the sheet provided and you are ready for the bridging ceremony! Kits are now available for purchase in the council shops.


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



Summer Camp is Just Around the Corner!  

Come to the council shops and get ready for camp. We have 

t-shirts, water bottles, flashlights, totebags, rain ponchos and gift items. Shops in all locations will be open Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Service Centers and shops will be closed Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.  


Pets Are Worth Supporting!
Many troops participated in our council-wide service project this year, and we couldn't be happier! We're happy to share with you one submission out of the many: Representatives from St. Agnes Brownie Troop 70745 and Daisy Troop 70080 dropped off troop donations at C.A.R.E. No-Kill Animal Rescue in Springfield, MO. Share your photos with us! We'll be posting more participating troops on the GSMH Facebook page.
In This Issue
Believe in Girls 5K
Save the Date!
Be an Early Bird
Surf's Up!
Camp Open House
Summer Hours
Upcoming Trainings
Shop with us!
I Can't Wait To...
Quick Notes
  • Join us for the Believe in Girls 5k!
  • Register your girls to qualify for Early Bird!


Do you need something from the Volunteer Resources CD? 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.

May 3

June 7 

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