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issue 58
June 2, 2014


Strive for Twenty-Five!
Family Giving Campaign

Leaders, your help is needed to promote our Strive for Twenty-Five! family giving campaign to the girls and parents in your troop. Every donation, large or small, is needed and appreciated. Daughters of families that make a minimum $25 donation will receive a family giving campaign patch as a thank you for their support. All families are asked to help provide leadership opportunities to girls by participating.


Never has it been so important for our Girl Scout families to partner with us in our work with girls! One hundred percent - every penny of every donation - is used in our council jurisdiction to strengthen and help deliver the dynamic programs that will help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!


Thank you for your participation!

Save the Date!


August 11, 2014

20th Annual Girl Scout Golf Invitational

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



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!  

Summer Camp Additions 

You've asked, and we've answered! There will now be an additional Zombie Survival session at Mintahama Program Center, and an additional Saddle Scamps session at Cherokee Ridge Program Center. Details below!

Tree Dwellers- Zombie Survival

Girls will wake up the first morning of camp and discover that they and their unit are the only survivors! They'll have to learn how to survive quickly and be careful because zombies are lurking! Girls will work as a team to create a shelter, find different food sources, get clean water, and protect their unit. Also, their skills will be tested in archery, fire-building, navigation, and self-defense challenges. Does she have what it takes? She'll earn the First Aid badge.*

Session: 6 days, 5 nights Dates: June 15-20 Cost: $240

Saddle Scamps

It's time for Girl Scout Brownies to saddle up for a horse and fun-filled time at camp. Learn western-style riding techniques, safety, grooming, and care of horses form qualified instructors. Save room for other fun camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, and outdoor cooking too! Girls will go home with a horse fun patch.

Session: 3 days, 2 nights Dates: June 29-July 1 Cost: $170

 *Note: The Zombie Survival session will not be staying in the Tree Houses.


Service Center and Shop Summer Hours  

All Girl Scout service centers and shops will operate on a summer schedule starting June 2 and continuing through August 15. Both the service centers and the council shops will be open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Normal business hours will resume starting August 18. 


In addition, all GSMH offices will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 and are closed Friday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day.



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, June 14, 2014

Silver Meadows Program Center

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


Small Craft Water Safety - $55

Thursday, June 5, 2014

 Cherokee Ridge Program Center

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

 Finbrooke Program Center

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




What is it? A one-day training extravaganza!  We want you to use your time wisely, so at Learn 2 Lead, you can choose from many different training courses designed to help you become a better equipped volunteer.


Southwest Region - Saturday, September 20, 2014

Central Region - Saturday, September 27, 2014

Southeast Region - Saturday, October 4, 2014


Registration packets coming soon!! 



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 Camp Season!     

We have a new summer camp patch that's now available in all GSMH retail shops. Go forth and choose your adventure! Also don't forget to come to the GSMH retail shops for summer camp merchandise. We have t-shirts, rain ponchos, backpacks, flashlights, water bottles, journals, stuffed animals, and more!



Shops in all locations will be open Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity for the girls to use their cookie credit! All girls who make a purchase that day will be entered into a drawing to win a prize package of four items! This will be the last Saturday GSMH retail shops will be open this summer.


Believe in Girls 5K Run/Walk
Alexis Fischer, age 12 and a 6th grader at Fatima Elementary, Westphalia, Mo, was the first female finisher in the Believe in Girls 5K Saturday, May 10, 2014. Alexis running time was 21.17. Alexis has been a member of Troop 30272 for 7 years. Share your photos of the Believe in Girls 5K with us! View more photos of participants on the GSMH Facebook page.
In This Issue
Strive for Twenty-Five!
Save the Date!
Surf's Up!
Summer Camp Additions
Summer Hours
Upcoming Trainings
Shop with us!
I Can't Wait To...
Quick Notes
  • Attend Surf's Up!
  • Choose Your Adventure at Summer Camp!


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.

June 7 

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