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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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