Trailhead – Monthly News for GSGWM Families March 2018


March 22, 2018 Edition

Thank You for a Great Cookie Season

Thank you and congratulations to all our parents, volunteers, supporters, and our Girl Scouts for another successful Girl Scout Cookie Season! We look forward to hearing about all the activities and adventures our Girl Scouts will participate in this year with their troop proceeds. Girls who sold 100 or more cookie packages this season are eligible for Cookie Dough, which will be issued in May, via email.
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2016-2017 Cookie Dough Expires Soon!

Cookie Dough from the 2016-2017 cookie season expires on March 31. Cookie Dough can be used toward member or program registrations, summer camp, in our Mountain Top Shops, and more! Our Williston and Bedford Mountain Top Shops will be open for extended hours on Saturday, March 31, from 10 am-1 pm if you wish to spend your Cookie Dough in the stores.
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G.I.R.L. Expo Vermont

We are excited for this year’s G.I.R.L Expo Vermont! Our main stage highlights include science demos, dance performances and other special surprises! There will be plenty of interactive activities to explore featuring robotics, coding and circuits, as well as opportunities to try your hand at airsoft rifles, archery and more! Visit over 100 exhibitors, attend motivating workshops and spend a day having a ton of fun with your family and friends. This event is open to the public. Be sure to purchase your tickets today!

Early registration is available online for $3 per person for Members, $5 per person for Non-Members until March 31. After this date tickets will still be available online through April, and at the door, for $5 per person. All tickets purchased before April 1, will receive a voucher for a free ticket you can share with a friend.

April 28, 2018
The Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, VT
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GSUSA Voices Count!

In early April, GSUSA will be sending all parents and girls the annual “Voices Count” survey. We encourage you to complete this survey as your feedback is tremendously valuable to our council and helps us to make improvements to your Girl Scouting experience. Depending on your role and the age of your Girl Scout, you may receive multiple surveys.

  • If your Girl Scout is under the age of 12, the survey will be sent to the primary email we have on file.
  • For families with multiple Girl Scouts, you will receive surveys for each individual girl.
  • Girl Scouts over the age of 13 who have their own email address connected to their membership will receive the survey directly.
  • If you are a leader you can expect to receive two surveys.
  • Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback.

Early Registration Coming Soon!

As we head toward the finish line of a successful and memorable Girl Scout year, remember that your girls’ journey has just begun. Think about how many new things she’s tried and the challenges she has overcome. How many times have you watched her turn a “Can I?” into an “I Will!” with that inspired spark in her eyes? Think about signing her up again for what promises to be another year full of unmatchable adventure.

Girl Scouts works. Research shows that Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to have a strong sense of self, seek challenges and learn from setbacks, display positive values, form and maintain healthy relationships, and identify and solve problems in their communities. She already knows how awesome it is to be a Girl Scout – so let’s keep the excitement going!

Registration for the 2018- 2019 membership year begins April 1 for all current members. Each girl that registers before June 30, will receive a free Believe in the Power of G.I.R.L. patch! Membership is $40 each for girl members and $25 each for adult members.

Girl Scout Leader’s Day

Get ready to celebrate National Volunteer Month in April with a special day dedicated to our Girl Scout Troop Leaders. On April 22, we will celebrate Girl Scout Leader’s Day. We can’t say “Thank you” enough to our leaders who have positively impacted the lives of girls since the beginning of Girl Scouting in 1912! Thank a volunteer for their dedication and hard work, send them a personalized ecard, and get ready to celebrate and share what it is that you appreciate about your Troop Leader. Watch our website and Facebook page for more information.
Send E-Card

Thank a Leader – Share Your Ideas

Get ready to celebrate Girl Scouts Leader’s day by answering this month’s Share Your Ideas survey and get entered for a chance to win a $10 credit toward a program event of your troop’s choosing. Responses are due March 31.

“What makes your leader awesome?”
Answer Question

New Two-Week Day Camp Programs

New this year are our two-week Day Camp programs for girls in grades 4-8, including a late night (first Wednesday) and an overnight stay (second Wednesday) at Camp Farnsworth! Girls will be grouped together by grade and skill level and will enjoy themed activities, field trips by program, and endless camp fun. Girls will get the chance to experience ninja-warrior style gyms, hike local parks, explore coastal shorelines, learn basic and advanced jump roping skills, and so much more! Check our Camp Guide for more information.
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Older Girl Leadership Conference

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors – don’t miss a fun-filled leadership weekend! Create your own agenda filled with activities and workshops with topics from stress relief and resume building, to exploring your global community. Go for the whole weekend or just stay one day, either on your own or with your troop. We will provide meals, plus Friday and Saturday night entertainment of your choice!
Register

Once you register for the conference, be sure to vote for your Saturday night entertainment!
Vote

Destinations – What’s Your Adventure?

There’s still time to apply for Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate travel adventure for girls 11 and older. Meet other extraordinary Girl Scouts, develop your leadership skills, gain confidence, and experience valuable learning opportunities. From the tropical waters of Costa Rica to horseback riding in the land of Genghis Khan, there is an adventure waiting for you.
Apply Today!

Upcoming Activities

Museum of Science Overnight – April 7-8, Boston Museum of Science
Learn how to use science to make the world a better place. Have fun with drop-in science activities, an interactive workshop, live animals, a late-night show, a planetarium show, an Omni film and plenty of time to explore the museum.
REGISTER

Power up the Fun Lock In! – May 5-6, Somersworth, NH
Celebrate Troop 20447’s 12 years in Girl Scouting and graduation with their last troop planned Lock-in full of fun activities including an indoor pool with a 2-story water slide, team building, creativity activity, court sports, dance party, photo spot, community service project, big screen movie, friendship gorp buffet, and much more!
REGISTER

Trees, the Sea, and Me – May 5, Portsmouth, NH
Spend time outside and learn about trees, walk the salt marsh, find some sea creatures, and meet Harry the Horseshoe Crab at the Urban Forestry Center.
REGISTER

Discovery Weekend – May 18, Camp Seawood
Join the Coastal Rompers for a girl-planned weekend of seaside fun! Go tide pooling, sing sea shanties, and make crafts.
REGISTER

New York City Spring Adventure – June 10, New York, NY
Celebrate a successful Girl Scouts year with Troop 20447 by spending a day in New York City, sightseeing and enjoying a variety of adventures of your choosing in the Big Apple. A chartered bus will transport you to and from the city, leaving you free to schedule your own sightseeing and destinations with your troop or family. Earn a fun patch on this trip.
REGISTER

Six Flags Great Escape Camporee and Scout Day – June 9-10, Queensbury, NY
Enjoy a ton of theme-park fun all day Saturday and then spend the night camping, enjoying s’mores and a campfire. Awaken to more park fun on Sunday! Exclusive park access for exploring, receive a commemorative patch, take the Cardboard Regatta Challenge, participate in an interactive scavenger hunt, and more! To register, contact Customer Care (888-474-9686).
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Outlook – Monthly Updates for Girl Scout Volunteers March 2018

Girl Scout Week

Celebrate Girl Scout Week March 11-17, including Girl Scouts Birthday on March 12, commemorating the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, GA. Girl Scouts can participate in daily activities that celebrate Girl Scouting. Be sure to share how your girls are celebrating by posting on Facebook and tagging @gsgwm. Check out these awesome ideas to help observe this special Girl Scout tradition.
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Cookie Dough Expires Soon!

Cookie Dough expires on March 31. Be sure to remind parents, members and girls of this deadline. Cookie Dough can be used in our Mountain Top Shops, to register for programs and for summer camp. Our Williston and Bedford Mountain Top Shops will be open for extended hours Saturday, March 10, and Saturday, March 31, from 10 am – 1 pm, to accommodate those who have Cookie Dough to spend. Please note that the Williston store will be closing at 12:30 pm on March 23.

G.I.R.L. Expo Vermont

G.I.R.L. Expo 2018 Vermont is almost here! On April 28, girls from 5-18 and their families can enjoy a day of “Everything Exciting for Girls” with hands-on exhibits and activities, workshops, demonstrations and live main stage performances!
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Save the Date for a Celebration!

Adult Recognitions are a special way of saying “thank you” to adult volunteers in Girl Scouting who provide invaluable support. Do you know a volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty to support Girl Scouts? Show your appreciation for everything they do by nominating them for an adult Girl Scout recognition. Nominations for Board-approved recognitions are due by March 15.

All volunteers are invited to celebrate our award recipients and the hard work of volunteers across our council at our Volunteer Celebration Luncheon on May 20 at Camp Farnsworth in Thetford, VT. Save the date and watch your email for a special invitation later this month.

Early Membership Renewal

Spring is right around the corner! It’s time to start thinking about ways to encourage girls and their parents to renew for another great year of Girl Scout leadership and adventure. Starting April 1, renewal registration will be available to all current members. During our Early Registration promotion period from April 1 to June 30, each girl that registers will receive a FREE Power of G.I.R.L. patch. Our membership fee is $40 for girl membership and $25 for adult membership.

Time to Update Your Troop’s Information

Leaders, now is the time to review and update the Opportunity Catalog with your troop description, meeting day, time and location, and girl and volunteer spots available. Our council team will be reaching out to all troop leaders over the next few weeks to be sure that your Opportunity Catalog listing is ready for Early Registration. Contact the Customer Care Team at customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org to review and update any changes.

Please note that leaders renewing their membership may temporarily lose access to the VTK until their membership is processed and approved. This normally will take 2 business days, but will be longer if you also need to renew your background check. Lifetime members do not need to purchase new membership but need to renew their volunteer role for 2019.
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Helpful Volunteer Toolkit Updates

The new Resources Tab is now active! Check it out in VTK by clicking on RESOURCES. Informational topics are available such as Safety, Training, Traditions, Awards, Trips and Travel, Camp, and more.

This spring we will activate the Finances Tab, an online form that will allow you to submit your Annual Troop/Group Financial Report through the VTK. Troops can choose to submit reports through the VTK or via the traditional paper method. Annual Reports are due May 31, 2018.

Coming mid-March are two new training webinars to help you complete your financial reports: Finance 101: Managing your Troop Bank Account and Finance 102: Completing and Submitting your Annual Financial Report.
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GSUSA Voices Count!

In early April, GSUSA will be emailing all members the annual “Voices Count” survey. Customized surveys will be sent to all troop leaders, parents, and girls. We encourage our members to complete this survey as the feedback is extremely valuable to our council and helps us to improve on the experiences that girls, leaders, and families have. In mid-May, GSUSA will send surveys to all Volunteer Support Coordinators.

  • If someone is a leader and a parent, they will receive 2 surveys.
  • If someone has a daughter who is a Girl Scout and is under the age of 12, the survey will be sent to the primary parent’s email on file.
  • If someone has multiple daughters in Girl Scouts, they will receive surveys for each individual girl.
  • Girls over the age of 13 who have their own email address connected to their membership will receive the survey directly.

Share Your Ideas

We are eager to hear from your troop! Answer this month’s question for a chance to win a $10 troop credit toward a program event of your choice. This month’s question is: “What makes your troop leader awesome?” Submit your troop’s response by March 31.
Answer Question

Upcoming Activities

Virtual Running Club – Beginning March 12, Online
Whether you are an avid runner or just starting out adults and girls can learn to run or improve their skills. Post running goals in a password protected website, learn about living healthy and pick up tips in weekly running posts.
REGISTER

Pursuits (new program series) – Every other Sunday, Durham, NH
Girls from all over are welcome to join this new and exciting series for Cadettes and older girls interested in exploring outdoor activities such as knife safety, camping skills, hiking, outdoor cooking, and more! Contact Customer Care to register.

Lead the Way – March 24, Boston, MA
Spend a day learning the skills necessary to chaperone a trip with girls for council and troop travel. You will also learn group safety and travel tips all while having a great leaders’ day in the city.
REGISTER

Harlem Globetrotters – March 29, Burlington VT; March 30, Manchester, NH
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their action packed tour! Experience ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment sure to thrill fans of all ages. ALL Girl Scouts attending will be on the list to enter a Special Girl Scout Meet and Greet with Hoops Green, an amazing female player on the Harlem Globetrotter team!
PURCHASE TICKETS (VERMONT)
PURCHASE TICKETS (NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Older Girl Conference – May 18-20, Camp Farnsworth
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors join us for a fun-filled leadership weekend and create your own agenda filled with activities and workshops with topics from stress relief and resume building, to exploring their global community. Go for the whole weekend or just stay one day, either on your own or with your troop. We will provide meals plus Friday and Saturday night entertainment! Vote here for Saturday night entertainment
REGISTER

Trailhead – Monthly News for GSGWM Families February2018

February 2018

World Thinking Day

Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from over 150 countries around the world commemorate World Thinking Day, a celebration of girls that has taken place every February 22 since 1926. Celebrate this day with impactful activities that help her speak out, take action and advocate for positive change on global issues affecting young women.
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National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

It’s here! National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is February 23-25. Be sure to share her awesome cookie story with us on Facebook or by email: marketing@girlscoutsgwm.org

Selling S’mores® for S’More Contest
Girl Scouts can sweeten their cookie sale with this altogether awesome contest between now and March 4, by selling more S’mores® to win “s’more!” Show off your S’mores®-themed display and entrepreneurial skills for a chance to win first and second prize in two categories: troops with the highest sales of Girl Scout S’mores® by March 4, and the most creative Girl Scout S’mores®-themed booth. Be sure to follow us and share cookie booth photos on our @GSGWM Facebook contest post (top pin).
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Parent & Child Booths
Does your Girl Scout have big goals? Want to help her reach those goals and experience selling cookies like #CookieBoss? A Parent or Guardian and their Girl Scout can hold a booth sale. We still have council locations in eBudde that your troop leader can help you secure. If you have an idea or opportunity for a new booth location be sure and check with your Community Product Sale Coordinator to get permission and obtain permits (if applicable). For more information contact Customer Care at 888-474-9686 or customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org.

Lead like a #CookieBoss: Key Girl Messaging
The Girl Scout Cookie® Program is about developing essential life skills, unleashing new and amazing experiences for every girl, and soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world together. Help prepare yourself and your Girl Scout to nail their pitch for every sale with these helpful messaging tips to help customers unleash the awesome power of G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in their community!
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G.I.R.L. Expo

Girl Scouts and their families are getting ready to experience Everything Exciting for Girls at the area’s only girl-centered expo! Join us for a day filled with over 100 family-oriented activities, interactive exhibitors, fun workshops, live stage shows, raffles and more! Online registration is $3 pp for Members, and $5 pp for Non-Members until March 31. Tickets available online through April, and at the door for $5 per person.
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Girl Expo 2018 – Vermont
April 28, 2018
Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, VT

Girl Expo 2018 – New Hampshire
October 13, 2018
NH Sportsplex
Bedford, NH

Girl Scout Week

Celebrate Girl Scout Week March 11-17, including Girl Scouts Birthday (also known as National Girl Scout Day) on March 12, commemorating the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. Keep an eye on the GSGWM website in the coming weeks for ideas to help celebrate this significant week in Girl Scouting. In the meantime, check out the GSUSA website to learn more about this Girl Scout tradition.
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Girl Scout Night with the Harlem Globetrotters in NH & VT

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their action packed tour! This star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.

All Girl Scouts attending the show will be on the list to enter a Special Girl Scout Meet and Greet with Hoops Green, an amazing female player on the Harlem Globetrotters team!

March 29, Burlington VT
March 30, 2018 Manchester, NH

New Programs on Demand

We are excited to announce two new Programs on Demand with Holbrook Travel and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, providing easy, convenient and fun learning opportunities for Girl Scouts. Customize your next travel journey and deepen your knowledge about local customs, or discover what it’s like to live and work in space and learn how rockets and telescopes work!
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Share Your Ideas

We are eager to hear from our Girl Scouts! Each month we will ask a question that we would like to have Girl Scouts and their troops answer. We will draw one entry from each month’s responses and award a $10 troop credit toward a program event of your choice. This month’s question is: “What themes or topics would you like to see incorporated into next year’s program guide offerings?” Please provide your response by February 28.
Answer Question

Extended Store Hours in March!

Our Mountain Top Shops in Bedford and Williston will be offering the following extended weekend hours in March:

Saturday, March 10: 10 am-1 pm
Saturday, March 31: 10 am-1 pm (2017 Cookie Dough Expires March 31!)

Our online Girl Scout shop is always available 24/7!
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Upcoming Activities

Winter Getaway – March 10, Holderness, NH
Take a boat cruise around the lake, then join a staff naturalist at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center for a guided walk on the live animal exhibit trail. Don’t miss a behind-the-scenes tours of the animal care room to learn how these native animals adapt for winter weather.
REGISTER

Science Makes the World a Better Place – March 12, Online
Lead science experiments at home to earn your Science Journey. Make the world a better place using science with a Take Action with STEM Project. Participate on your own or with a troop.
REGISTER

Virtual Running Club – March 20, Online
From beginners to experts, girls and adults can participate in this fun online club. Learn about healthy living, receive a T-shirt and patch, and post your running times on a password-protected website.
REGISTER

Older Girl Conference – May 20, Camp Farnsworth
Join us for this fun leadership weekend at Camp Farnsworth for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors! Design your own weekend adventure choosing topics from stress relief and resume building, to exploring your global community. Stay for the whole weekend or just one day. We will provide your meals and fun entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.
REGISTER

Outlook – Monthly Updates for Girl Scout Volunteers February 2018

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Initial Orders are complete and Girl Scouts are now gearing up for booth sales, just eight days away! If you have a booth sale planned for next weekend, be sure to enter your cupboard order in eBudde by Monday, February 12 for pickup on Friday, February 16.

Cookie Booths are a great way for troops and girls to reach or exceed their goals! Even if your troop did not submit an Initial Order you can still participate. There are several council booth slots available in eBudde and your Community Product Sales Coordinator can provide you with other local opportunities as well.

Adult Recognitions and Awards

Adult Recognitions are a special way of saying “thank you” to adult volunteers in Girl Scouting who provide invaluable support. Do you know a volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty to support Girl Scouts? Show your appreciation for everything they do by nominating them for an adult Girl Scout recognition.

Nominations for Board-approved recognitions are due by March 15. Awards will be presented at the Volunteer Celebration Luncheon on May 20.
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Share Your Ideas

We are eager to hear from your troop! Each month we will ask a question that we would like to have the Girl Scouts in your troop answer. We will draw one entry from each month’s responses and award a $10 troop credit toward a program event of your choice. This month’s question is: “What themes or topics would you like to see incorporated into next year’s program guide offerings?” Please provide your troop’s response by February 28.
Answer Question

Change of Mailing Address

No, we haven’t moved, but we have a new mailing address! When sending correspondence to GSGWM, please update your records and use the following address instead of the P.O. box:

1 Commerce Drive
Bedford, NH 03110-6835

We are in the process of updating our materials, forms, and stationary to reflect the new address. Contact our Customer Care Team with any questions.

Get Ready to Celebrate Like a G.I.R.L.

February and March are packed with Girl Scout celebrations. Take the lead like a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ and celebrate the best all-girl leadership organization in the world in an impactful way!

World Thinking Day, February 22
Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate this year’s theme, IMPACT, where Girl Scouts have a strong effect on something or someone. Participate with your service unit or troop with activities available from GSUSA and WAGGGS. You can also support GSGWM’s Thinking Day Project by sewing dresses for impoverished girls around the world, or by bringing donations to our drop-in open house collection event.
Learn More about World Thinking Day

Girl Scout Week, March 11-17
Celebrate Girl Scout Week in March, including Girl Scout Birthday (also known as National Girl Scout Day) on March 12, commemorating the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. Check our website later this month for details on how to celebrate this significant week in Girl Scouting with your girls!

Fun on Facebook!

We have a new Junior Connection Facebook Group! Junior Girl Scout volunteers can network, discuss relevant topics, ask questions and share ideas. We look forward hearing about all the exciting adventures of our GSGWM Juniors!
Join Junior Group

In case you missed it, we also have a Brownie Connection Facebook Group as well. If you are a Brownie Girl Scout volunteer, then be sure to like and follow this group.
Join Brownie Group

Training Resources

Have you tried a “Short and Snappy” yet? A “Short and Snappy” is a 15-20 minute enrichment opportunity to enhance your knowledge as a leader. Topics include Supporting Positive Behaviors, Ensuring Girl Led Progression, Customizing Your Journey, and understanding the difference between Community Service and Take Action Projects. A Community Learning Coordinator or interested volunteer can lead a “Short and Snappy” during a monthly leaders’ meeting at your community. Try one out today!
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Important Retail Updates

For the month of February, the Williston store hours are as follows:

February 12-15: Closed all day
February 28: 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Please call our Bedford store to place an order before 10 am on Thursday, February 15. We will try our best to have your order ready for pick up in the Williston store when we resume normal business hours on Friday, February 16. Our online Girl Scout shop is always available 24/7!
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Upcoming Activities

Thinking Day and Dress a Girl Collection Open House – February 22, Bedford, NH
Celebrate the 2018 World Thinking Day and make an “IMPACT” by joining our Alumnae Association at this drop-in open house. Donations will be collected for our Thinking Day service project. Casual activities and refreshments related to Haitian culture will be available.
Register

Virtual Running Club – Beginning March 12, Online
Whether you are an avid runner or just starting out adults and girls can learn to run or improve their skills. Post running goals in a password protected website, learn about living healthy and pick up tips in weekly running posts.
Register

Lead the Way – March 24, Boston, MA
Spend a day learning the skills necessary to chaperone a trip with girls for council and troop travel. You will also learn group safety and travel tips all while having a great leaders’ day in the city.
Register

Trailhead – Monthly News for GSGWM Families January 2018

 

 

January 2018

Get Your Digital Cookie On!

It’s not too late to get started with Digital Cookie and reach your goals! Girls can set up their Digital Cookie site at any time and continue selling online through March 25. Girl Delivery is available through January 29, after which this feature will be turned off by council and customers will only see the option to ship or donate cookies. Please work closely with your Cookie Troop Coordinator and Troop Leader to be sure that all orders are received by the January 30 deadline for the troop’s Initial Order.

Important: Parents must approve any pending orders in Digital Cookie prior to the troop submitting their Initial Order, because these cookies will need to be added to the troop order.

Remember, girls continue selling after the January 30 deadline with Goal Getter Order Cards, at booth sales (which begin on February 15), and through Digital Cookie.

Any questions? Contact our Customer Care team 888-474-9686 or customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org

Camp Registration Opens February 1!

We are excited for another amazing year of camp adventures and fun! Camps fill up quickly, so be sure to register online beginning February 1. All activities are girl-led, meaning campers help choose their outdoor adventures and activities such as discovering nature, swimming and paddling, cooling off with water games, cooking over a campfire, boating and so much more! All programs and activities combine the traditions of Girl Scouts with the interests of girls today. Be sure to check out our camp guide to plan your summer.
View Camp Guide

Start a Highest Award Adventure

Are you interested in earning your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award? Attend one of our Highest Award webinars on February 7 to learn more and have your questions answered!

Bronze Award 5 – 5:45 pm
Silver Award 6 – 6:45 pm
Gold Award 7 – 7:45 pm

Register Now

Can’t make the webinar? Check out these 15 minute videos about the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

Find Your Travel Adventure

Girl Scouts – we have an adventure-packed year ahead that you won’t want to miss! Learn about different cultures and meet new friends through these amazing travel opportunities.

Destinations Deadline

There’s still time to apply for Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate travel adventure for girls 11 and older. Applications for the second round deadline are due February 15. From the tropical waters of Costa Rica to horseback riding in the land of Genghis Khan, you won’t want to miss out on the travel fun.
Apply Today

Council Summer Trips

Share your love of adventure with other Girl Scouts from our council. Learn about different cultures and make new friends. Spend 13 days learning local history and culture exploring Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Visit the most northern Scout Center in the world at Camp Iceland for three days at camp and three days off-site exploring the land of fire and ice. No application is needed to attend. Don’t miss our adventure-packed trips – register by March 15.
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Travel Information Session

To learn more about these upcoming trips, how you can use Cookie Dough toward travel costs, and more, check out our upcoming Travel Information webinar on March 20.
Register

Calling all Paddlers!

Are you ready for a high-adventure experience? Become a Swift Water Paddler and join our championship canoe racing team today! Learn the basics of paddling, try out a competition, and build lifetime friendships while training and enjoying the outdoors. No canoeing experience necessary, just a desire to make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun. Learn more at our February 11 meeting. To sign up and for more information, contact Customer Care at 888-474-9686 or via email customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org.

Get Your Own Girl Scout Jersey

Did you love the Girl Scout jerseys the Monarchs wore at our Cookie Rally? You can now purchase your very own! Click the button below for more information from the Manchester Monarchs. Proceeds from the Jersey sales will support Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.
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Upcoming Activities

Daisy Discovery Day – February 10, Camp Farnsworth & Camp Seawood
Explore a winter wonderland and meet other Daisies at camp. Learn to snowshoe, look for animal tracks, and take home a craft.
REGISTER

Thinking Day Celebration – February 17, Peterborough, NH
Take a trip and explore the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center. Play games from around the world like Nim, Mancala, Achi, and Tangram. Some of these games date back thousands of years and are still played today!
REGISTER

Dress a Girl Sewing Events – January & February, Various Locations
Join us for hands-on sewing sessions in support of the Alumnae Association’s Dress a Girl Around the World Thinking Day service project. Learn how to make a simple dress for at-risk and impoverished girls worldwide. Sewing machines, sewing supplies, and instructional supervision will be available.
REGISTER

Jump-In for a Day – March 10, Mill Community Recreation Center, VT
Do you need a break from the winter blues? Get ready to JUMP! Learn some cool new jump roping skills for summer camp such as single rope, long rope and double dutch.
REGISTER

Outlook – Monthly Updates for Girl Scout Volunteers January 2018

GSGWM 2018 Cookie Rally NH

It’s Almost Cookie Rally Time!

Only two days until we kick off our Altogether Awesome! Cookie Rally on January 13 at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH. Kick off your cookie program with everything you need to succeed. Explore interactive stations, relax in the Digital Cookie lounge, shop for cookie merchandise and council apparel, and more! Stick around for special hockey opportunities and the Manchester Monarchs hockey game. You still have time to purchase tickets! Contact the Girl Scout office today and Friday for ticket sales.
Buy Tickets

GSGWM and GUSA Cookie Pro 2018Earn the Top Cookie Pro 2018 Title

This is her chance to step up and show everyone how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program is helping her become a barrier breakin’, challenge crushin’, lead takin’ cookie pro! Nationally six girls, one per grade level, will earn the title of Top Cookie Pro 2018 and for an epic chance to be featured on our iconic Girl Scout Cookie box! Let her cookie expertise shine today.
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Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) Highest AwardsStart a Highest Award Adventure

If Girl Scouts in your troop are thinking about earning a Highest Award, then attending a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award webinar is a great way to understand the requirements, learn how to develop project ideas, hear about financing their project, and have questions answered right away. Sign up today to learn more.
Register

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) Volunteer Toolkit

Helpful Volunteer Toolkit Update

The Volunteer Toolkit recently received a helpful update. Upon login to the VTK, you will now see a new “VTK Help Menu” button (on the right). This new button provides additional online support options within the VTK, including step-by-step instructions for completing a particular action, and links to video tutorials. Users will also see circular green information icons (Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) VTK) throughout the VTK, that when selected, will either trigger that step in the walk-through, or present a pop-up window with more information about that section of the VTK.

These updates are a great addition for anyone who is still learning the VTK. Contact Troop Support with questions or for more information.

Lead a Council Program Near You

Plans are underway for our 2018-2019 program guide. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in making programs happen in their area. We provide all the materials, a detailed program outline, handle registrations, and make sure you have the support needed to run a successful program. We want to hear from you – let us know about the programs that you and your girls want to see offered, such as CSI or STEAM activities that focus on environmental science and art. To lead a program or for more information, please contact Customer Care.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (GSGWM) Unleashing Her PotentialUnleashing Her Potential

The 2017 year was fantastic for Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. We want to thank our Girl Scout community for helping us meet our goal to raise $100,000 to earn the first half of the Unleashing Her Potential campaign challenge of $25,000! We look forward to meeting the second half of the challenge this year to earn the full $50,000. We need to raise another $100,000 by September 30, 2018. It’s never too late to be counted! Help us spread the word to support the Unleashing Her Potential Campaign.
Donate

View our 2017 Impact Report to read more about the great work of our organization from the 2016-2017 membership year.
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Volunteer of the Month

Everything we do counts in the life of a girl. Recognize a council volunteer who is taking the lead and creating opportunities for girls to develop skills and confidence that last a lifetime. Our volunteers set an example of volunteerism for our girls.
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Upcoming Activities

Games Galore! – January 27, Peterborough, NH
Take a trip and explore the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center. Play games from around the world like Nim, Mancala, Achi and Tangram. Some of these games date back thousands of years and are still played today! Great complement to Brownie World of Girls Journey.
Register

Winter Camp – February 2-4, Camp Farnsworth
Spend the weekend at camp and have fun outdoors snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing or shelter building (weather permitting), making crafts and playing games. Girls take home crafts and a fun patch!
Register

Sleeping Under the Stars! – February 17-18, Concord, NH
Don’t miss a stellar night packed with fun at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Explore exhibits, be wow’d by the night sky in the planetarium theater, and enjoy hands-on activities, while learning about astronomy, Earth, and space science.
Register

Harry Potter and the STEM Challenge – January & February, Various Locations
Think you can build a broomstick using only natural materials found outside? How about building a three dimensional Quidditch Pitch? Put your wizarding skills to the test by taking the Harry Potter STEM Challenge! A six-part series, girls can choose from creating a quidditch pitch, designing a dragon, and more. Attend as many sessions as you want.
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STEAM Basics – January & February, Camp Seawood
Girls choose their own STEAM adventure. Discover how electricity works using Art Bots and make fun hands-on art projects. Learn all about snap circuitry and build a water clock, a ringing doorbell and even a light up sign!
Register

Trailhead – Monthly News for GSGWM Families December 2017

December 2017

Get Ready for an “Altogether Awesome” Girl Scout Cookie Season

We’re gearing up for our Altogether Awesome 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program which starts January 1. Now is the perfect time to set up your Digital Cookie site. Setting up an account is easy – check your email for login details or click the button below to visit Digital Cookie and set up an account. Contact Customer Care with any questions.

Visit Digital Cookie

Hooray, It’s Time to Rally!

GSGWM 2018 Cookie Rally NH

We’re gearing up for our Altogether Awesome 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program which starts January 1. We can’t wait to see you at our fun-packed Cookie Rally in New Hampshire on January 13!

This year’s rally will be better than ever. You can:

      • explore interactive stations at your own pace and prepare for a great Cookie Sale;
      • older girls can attend special workshops designed just for them;
      • relax in the Digital Cookie lounge;
      • shop at our Mountain Top Shop for cookie merchandise and council apparel; and
      • girls will receive a free patch.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Girls can participate in special hockey opportunities like shooting a puck on the ice before attending a Manchester Monarchs hockey game with friends and family at 6 pm.

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Unfortunately, despite promotion and outreach, we don’t have enough girls registered to run the Cookie Rally Vermont on January 6. We know you were looking forward to attending and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Help Us Unleash Her Potential

We are so close to reaching our goal of raising $100,000 for our Unleashing Her Potential campaign by December 29, 2017 so we can earn $50,000 from a New Hampshire Girl Scout family. We’re getting close to our goal, but still need to raise $7,000! With your help, we can continue providing innovative programming that allows our Girl Scouts to flex their leadership muscles. Follow us on Facebook for campaign updates, and to share our progress with friends and family.

Every pledge counts! Donate today.

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Scarves for a Cause
One council employee, Patty Canuel, is taking the lead and supporting our Unleashing Her Potential campaign by selling homemade scarves. Scarves can be purchased for $10 in our Bedford office lobby or online, and 50% of the proceeds will go toward the campaign.

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What’s Your Cookie Story?

What did you do with money earned from last year’s Girl Scout Cookie Sale? We want to hear from you and have extended our deadline for submissions. Whether you planned a trip or gave back to the community with your troop, we want to spotlight our council’s cookie bosses. Send us your story by Friday, December 29 for a chance to be featured in upcoming media appearances, including TV and radio! Submissions should be sent to marketing@girlscoutsgwm.org.

December Holiday Store and Office Hours

As we wind down for the year and prepare for an exciting 2018, we have several hour changes for our offices and Mountain Top shops in Bedford and Williston.

Williston
(please note that the store is closed daily from 1 pm to 1:30 pm)
• December 25 – 26: Store and office closed
• December 29: Store and office closed

Bedford
• December 25 – 26: Office will be closed
• December 25 – January 1: Store will be closed

Find Your Travel Adventure

Girl Scouts – we have an adventure-packed year ahead that you won’t want to miss! Learn about different cultures and meet new friends.

          • Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France: Spend 13 days exploring these four amazing countries as you learn their history and local customs.
          • Camp Iceland: Spend 6 days discovering the land of fire and ice – from camp adventures at the northernmost Scout Center in the world to lake activities and exploring Iceland.

Travel Information Session
To learn more about these upcoming trips, how you can use Cookie Dough toward travel costs, and more, check out our upcoming Travel Information webinar on January 11.

Register

Destinations Extended Deadline
Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! There’s still time to apply for Girl Scout Destinations. Applications are due to GSGWM by February 15, 2018. From Tall Ship Sailing School to a deep-jungle trek in Costa Rica, you won’t want to miss out on the travel fun.

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Upcoming Activities

Winter Getaway – January 20, Holderness, NH
Take a boat cruise around the lake, then join a staff naturalist at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center for a guided walk on the live animal exhibit trail. Don’t miss a behind-the-scenes tours of the animal care room to learn how these native animals adapt for winter weather.
REGISTER

My Story – January 22 – April 6, Online
Tell your story – past, present, and future – while earning your It’s Your Story – Tell It! Journey and creating a storybook album of your story.
REGISTER

Disney On Ice: Dream Big – January 26, SNHU Arena, Manchester, NH
Get ready to be dazzled with heartwarming tales that bring Disney Characters to life such as Ariel, Elsa, Belle, and many more! Event includes special Girl Scout post-show, patch, and best available group seating.
REGISTER

Jump-In for a Day – January 27, Burlington, VT
Get your winter wiggles out and join us for a day of jumping rope! Learn different jumping techniques such as single rope, long rope, and double-Dutch.
REGISTER

Who Done It? – January 27, Amherst, NH
Be a Crime Scene Investigator to discover who has been swiping the snacks from PMEC. Help us solve the various “crimes” by learning real CSI techniques such as fingerprinting, code breaking, and more.
REGISTER

Sleeping Under the Stars! – February 17-18, Concord, NH
Don’t miss a stellar night packed with fun at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center! Explore exhibits, be wow’d by the night sky in the planetarium theater, and enjoy hands-on activities, while learning about astronomy, Earth, and space science.
REGISTER

Trailhead – Monthly News for GSGWM Families October 2017

Save the Date for Girl Scout Camp 2018!

It seems like only yesterday that we were at camp: hiking, paddling in a canoe, and making new friends. Girl Scouts, now you can save the date for camp next summer so you can do it all again!

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And don’t forget to keep an eye out for our 2018 Camp Guide in January full of new programs as well as camper favorites.

Girl Scouts Are the Experts on Girl Leadership

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is aware of Boy Scouts of America’s decision recently announced to allow girls into their program. With more than 100 years of experience and expertise in the field, Girl Scouts brings a wealth of knowledge to programs that meet the unique needs and specific interests of girls, including the way they learn best. That’s why we believe and will continue our girl-led, girl-centered programming which empowers the future leaders of tomorrow.
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Gearing Up for an “Altogether Awesome” Girl Scout Cookie Season

Mark your calendars, the Girl Scout Cookie Program starts January 1, 2018!

After much discussion and input from our volunteers, our board of directors have voted and approved an increase to the price of Girl Scout Cookies from $4.00 to $5.00 per package. Specialty cookies like Girl Scouts S’mores and Toffee-tastics will stay at $5.00 per package. This increase aligns us with most of our neighboring councils and ensures our ability to continue providing girls in New Hampshire and Vermont with high quality, engaging, and unique programming.

Troop proceeds will also increase from an average of .64 cents per package last year up to .90 cents per package in 2018, enabling girls to support and give back to their communities and fund new adventures and life changing opportunities. From domestic and international trips to a week at Camp Farnsworth, our volunteers and girls know that Girl Scout Cookies help make it all possible!

Get Ready to Rally
Come to one or both of our Cookie Rallies this January! Each of our rallies in New Hampshire and Vermont offer special surprises, including a new and improved format for even more fun.

2018 Cookie Rally Vermont
January 6, 2-5 pm
The Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, VT

2018 Cookie Rally New Hampshire
January 13, 2:30-4:30 pm(game starts at 6 pm)
SNHU Arena
Manchester, NH

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Planning Meetings

Need help brainstorming for your Highest Award project? Have questions about the requirements or how to start? We offer individual or troop Skype or phone meetings on your schedule! Contact Customer Care to reserve your time today at 888-474-9686 or email customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org.

Mountain Top Shop Weekend Hours

We know your girl loves that Girl Scout swag, so to make your holiday shopping easier, the Mountain Top Shops in Bedford and Williston will be offering the following weekend hours in November and December:

• Saturday, November 18, 10 am – 1 pm
• Saturday, December 9, 10 am – 1 pm

Please also note that the Williston shop will have a delayed opening on Monday, October 30, opening at 10 am instead of the usual 9 am.

And of course, as always, our online store is available any time. Check it out now!
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Travel the World with Girl Scouts

Dust off your passports, Girl Scouts! We’re heading overseas for two amazing adventures and we’re inviting you along! Explore Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Paris next summer, or discover the land of ice and fire – Iceland, that is – on our Camp Iceland trip.

Want to learn more? Register for our upcoming webinar on travel opportunities on November 15.
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Choose Your Adventure with Series

Girl Scouts, you’ve voted, and our new astronomy series is now called Astro Girls. Want to join in on some out-of-this-world fun? Contact Customer Care. You can also join Media Mavens, our series that teaches you how to tell an engaging story through guest speakers. You can even cover one of GSGWM’s events!
Learn More

Upcoming Activities

Fit, Fun & Fabulous: Hula Hoop Your Heart Out – November 5, Burlington, VT
Have fun, get fit, and increase your fabulousness. Learn how hula hooping is good for your heart, mind, and body.
REGISTER

Sleeping Under the Stars – November 11-12, Concord, NH
Join us after hours to explore exhibits, peer through our telescope, and be wow’d by the night sky in our planetarium theater. Enjoy hands-on activities with your friends while learning about astronomy, Earth, and space science.
REGISTER

Aiken K-12 Maker Faire – December 2, Burlington, VT
K-12 students and families are invited to browse maker and engineering exhibits, participate in programs and workshops, and to cheer on students participating in the Aiken Engineering Challenge. The day includes opportunities to make, create, learn, and play while exploring engineering, music, science, technology, and more.
REGISTER

Gingerbread Workshop – December 2, Various locations
Design, build, and decorate your own Gingerbread house all while competing with girls across the council doing the same thing!
REGISTER

Trailhead – Monthly News for GSGWM Families September 2017

September 2017

Unleash the Hero Inside!

The 2017 Fall Product Sale has begun! We are encouraging every girl to Unleash the HERO Inside — empowering girls to find the “super” person within. New this year, we are happy to announce the Super Seller patch. Participate in BOTH the Fall Product Sale and the Girl Scout Cookie Sale, and reach $200 in sales during the Fall Product Sale, then sell 100 or more packages of Girl Scout cookies and you will earn this exclusive patch. Wow, you’re a Super Seller!

All girls registered for the 2018 year have been sent an email to get started building their own online portal to be able to take online orders. Your Community Product Sales Coordinator and our Customer Care team are available for any questions you may have. Click the button below to learn more!

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JOANN and Girl Scouts: Supporting Female Leadership Together

GSUSA recently announced a new and exciting partnership with JOANN Stores – offering a discount to Girl Scout members, donating a portion of sales to GSUSA, as well as offering space at its stores to Girl Scout troops and councils for events and craft education. As a Girl Scout member, sign up today to receive JOANN’s new Girl Scouts Rewards and save 15% with each purchase.

Learn More

Visit our Facebook page for more details on Girl Scout Day at JOANN stores this Saturday, September 23.

Mountain Top Shop Extended Fall Hours

We know you’re excited for the new Girl Scout membership year! To help you get started, the Mountain Top Shops in Bedford and Williston will be offering the following extended hours in October:
• Saturday, October 14, 10 am – 1 pm
• Tuesday, October 17, 5-7 pm

Can’t wait to get started? Check out our online store now. Shop Online Now

Upcoming Store Closures
Mountain Top Shop locations in Bedford and Williston will be closed the week of September 25 for inventory.

Save the Date!

It feels like just yesterday we were singing camp songs, watching you hit a bullseye in archery, and hike with your new friends. Get ready – you’ll soon be able to save the date so you can do it all again next summer! We’ll be announcing dates for the 2018 camp season in October. There’s an adventure for every girl at camp, and we hope you can join us.

Help Unleash Her Potential

A Girl Scout family in New Hampshire recently pledged $50,000 in a matching challenge to council! What does that mean? With your help, GSGWM can continue providing vital programming to over 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont – helping them flex their leadership muscles, discover the outdoors, and explore the world of STEM.

Matching Challenge Details
The family has pledged $50,000 toward GSGWM’s Unleashing Her Potential campaign, but only if we can raise $200,000 toward the campaign between September 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018! The first $100,000 of the $200,000 goal must be committed by December 29, 2017. When the first milestone is met, the family will make their first matching gift of $25,000.

Contribute to the Challenge

Take the Lead with GSGWM

Girl Scouts take the lead early and often, and that’s why council is committed to providing leadership experiences for all girls, no matter their schedule. We have programs for both Program Aide and Volunteer in Training starting in October.

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Spooktacular Halloween Party!

Show off your costume and celebrate Juliette’s birthday with wicked sweet treats and spooky fun at our free event on October 26 at the GSGWM Bedford and Williston Offices and Camp Seawood. All registered Girl Scouts receive a free patch.

Register

Highest Award Deadline Reminder

Remember, girls who have finished 5th, 8th, and 12th grade must complete their Highest Awards projects and submit their Final Reports by September 30. Paperwork may be submitted to the GSGWM Bedford office in person, by mail, or by email. Final report paperwork may be found on our website.

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Holiday Hours

Please note that our offices and stores in Bedford and Williston will be closed on Monday, October 9 in observance of Columbus Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 10.

Upcoming Activities

Travel Information Session – October 15, Virtual
Explore the canals of Venice, bike through the Black Forest of Germany, and visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris! Learn all about our 2018 council trip to Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France, in addition to upcoming trips to Camp Iceland, the Galapagos Islands, and more.
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Fall Fest – October 21, Camps Twin Hills and Kettleford
Visit camp with your family (costumes optional) for an afternoon of insanely silly activities. Try your luck at our freakishly fun carnival games and activities, howl along to camp songs, devour some scarily good treats, or take a spine-tingling walk on our haunted trail!
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STEAM Design and Engineering – October 21, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Experience the fun of the design process as you create and test things that float, fly, and soar through the sky!
REGISTER

Great Pumpkin Adventure – October 22, Stonewall Farm
Meet the “Great Pumpkin” and learn about her life. Make apple cider, take a hayride, pollinate pumpkin flowers, and visit barnyard friends.
REGISTER

Fit, Fun & Fabulous – October 22, October 29, November 5, UVM, Burlington, VT
Have fun, get fit, and increase your fabulousness with some fun in the fall! Learn new jump rope skills, make bath fizzies, and more.
REGISTER

Outlook – Monthly Updates for Girl Scout Volunteers September 2017

September 2017

Let’s Make It a Great Girl Scout Year

As a Girl Scout volunteer, you know the incredible difference our program makes in the lives of girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Through Girl Scout troops and experiences, we create a safe space in which girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and feel comfortable failing, dusting themselves off, and trying again!

We want to thank you for volunteering to help empower the future leaders of tomorrow. As the new Girl Scout year is about to begin, please remember to contact our Customer Care team at 888-474-9686 or by emailing customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org with any questions you may have.

Mountain Top Shop Extended Hours

We know you’re excited for the new Girl Scout membership year! To help you get started, the Mountain Top Shops in Bedford and Williston will be offering the following extended hours on some evenings and weekends in September and October:
• Saturday, September 16, 10 am – 1 pm
• Tuesday, September 19, 5-7 pm
• Saturday, October 14, 10 am – 1 pm
• Tuesday, October 17, 5-7 pm
Can’t wait to get started? Check out our online store now.

Shop Online Now

Upcoming Store and Office Closures
Our Bedford office and store will be closed on Tuesday, September 12 from 10 am – 1 pm, and our Williston office and store will be closed for the whole day.

Both of the Mountain Top Shop locations will be closed the week of September 25 for inventory.

JOANN and Girl Scouts: Supporting Female Leadership Together

On Tuesday, GSUSA announced a new and exciting partnership with JOANN Stores – offering a discount to Girl Scout members, donating a portion of sales to GSUSA, as well as offering space at its stores to Girl Scout troops and councils for events and craft education. As a Girl Scout volunteer, sign up today to receive JOANN’s new Girl Scouts Rewards and save 15% with each purchase.

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Why Girl Scouts?

How has Girl Scouts impacted your life? We want to hear from you! Send us an email or a short video by September 22 to marketing@girlscoutsgwm.org and tell us why Girl Scouts is important to you. Anyone who sends a submission will be entered to win a G.I.R.L. kit, which includes a G.I.R.L. sweatshirt, lanyard, and $30 gift certificate toward a Program Guide program of your choice.

Prudential Spirit Awards

Applications are now open for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. This youth recognition program has recognized more than 120,000 middle and high school students – including thousands of Girl Scouts – for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Top winners receive sizable cash awards, engraved medallions, and an all-expense paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for the national awards ceremony in May 2018.

Applications are due before November 7, 2017.

Apply Today

New Outdoor Skills Resources

GSUSA recently expanded its outdoor skills video library! For many girls, Girl Scouts offers them their first outdoor experience, but for volunteers who might not be comfortable with taking their troop outdoors, this resource not only provides you with great tips, it makes getting girls outside easier than ever before.

Outdoors Songs and Games

Introduction to Fire Building

Pack Your Bags – Become a Council Trip Chaperone

In 2019, GSGWM will be sponsoring trips to the Galapagos Islands and New York for our council. Interested in joining in on the travel fun? We’re currently seeking a few more adult chaperones. Contact Customer Care for more information.

Upcoming Activities

Laura Wilder Weekend – September 22-24, Camp Kettleford
For Juniors and Cadettes. Journey to the Little House on the Prairie for some old-fashioned fun! Learn how to cook prairie foods, make prairie crafts, and learn about how girls’ lives are different today. Each girl will receive a patch.
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Pledge for Peace – September 30, Greeley Park, Nashua, NH
Join us for this free event held in partnership with Rotary Interact clubs. Make your own pledge for peace and share your Take Action projects from Girl Scouts. Opportunities to display and participate in fun activities. Contact Customer Care to sign up to receive additional details.

Astronomy Series Information Session – October 11, Virtual
It’s a big universe – learn all about it! As a member of the Astronomy Series, you’ll have access to educational materials and opportunities to experience astronomy first-hand.
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Amazing Race – October 15, Camp Farnsworth
Join us at Camp Farnsworth for a fun competition based on the hit TV show Amazing Race. Along with mental and physical challenges, participants will enjoy many classic camp activities. We’ll end the day with a campfire for all with s’mores and songs. Badge provided to girls participating in the event.
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Mini Pumpkin Chuckin’ Challenge – October 29, Shelburne Museum
Get your troop together, learn about the science behind the trebuchet (a type of catapult), and get chuckin’ pumpkins! Don’t forget your uniforms. Pumpkin Chuckin’ teams also receive free admission to Haunted Happenings.
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International Girls Day – November 12, University of New Hampshire
Kappa Delta invites Girl Scouts ages 7-12 to their sorority house to learn all about UNH and Kappa Delta, play interactive games, do arts & crafts, as well as participate in an educational activity. If you are interested in attending, please email Katelyn Smith at unhkms2009@gmail.com.