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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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