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issue 59
July 1, 2014


Service Unit Event Funding Available!
Is your service unit planning a fall kick-off or recruitment event? GMSH has some funding still available to support service units with their event plans! Funds will be awarded based on need, and priority will be given to first time applicants. Applications are available on our website and must be submitted to a GSMH regional manager at least one month prior to the event. 
Property Update

We received an offer for the sale of Sacajawea East in Cape Girardeau county. The offer was accepted and closed on June 27. 

Save the Date!


August 11, 2014

20th Annual Girl Scout Golf Invitational

New Bloomfield, MO

Start time of 1:00 p.m.



Volunteer 411 

Look for your new copy of the Volunteer 411 to be arriving in August! This year we've included exciting programs, amazing travel opportunities, and ways to make the local level experience a blast.


Service Center and Shop Summer Hours  

All Girl Scout service centers and shops will operate on a summer schedule 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.



Waterfront Lifeguarding - $175

Saturday & Sunday, July 12 & 13, 2014

Saturday & Sunday, July 19 & 20, 2014

Mintahama Program Center

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

*Must attend all four days.*


Small Craft Water Safety - $55

Saturday, August 9, 2014

 Finbrooke Program Center

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



Learn 2 Lead

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 an equipped volunteer- all for $15.


Southwest Region

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Nixa, MO 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Central Region

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Jefferson City, MO 

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Southeast Region

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Poplar Bluff, MO

8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


CPR/First Aid will also be offered at Learn 2 Lead. If you choose to participate in CPR/First Aid training at Learn 2 Lead, your cost for Learn 2 Lead will be $45.



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



Council shops will be closed for inventory on the following dates.     


Springfield: July 7, 8, 9

Jefferson City: July 14, 15, 16

Cape Girardeau: July 21, 22, 23

Dexter: July 21, 22, 23


Summer Camp is here!
Have your girls signed up for camp yet? We still have some spots open! Register today!
In This Issue
Service Unit Funding Available
Save the Date!
Volunteer 411
Summer Hours
Upcoming Trainings
Shop with us!
I Can't Wait To...
Quick Notes
  • 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 Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Friday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Closed from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (except Springfield) 


Retail Shops

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Friday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Closed from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (except Springfield) 

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest changes and information, read our blog for news and stories from around the council, and see great Girl Scout-related videos on YouTube.


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