Outlook – Monthly Updates for Girl Scout Volunteers December 2017

Hooray, It’s Time to Rally!

We’re gearing up for our Altogether Awesome 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program which starts January 1. To kick things off, we’re holding two fun-packed Cookie Rallies in Vermont and New Hampshire you won’t want to miss! We’re introducing an improved format this year where 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;
• girls will receive a free patch.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Girls attending our Vermont rally can meet local turtle species and learn how to help turtles throughout the world, while girls attending our New Hampshire rally can participate in special hockey opportunities like shooting a puck on the ice before attending a Monarchs hockey game at 6 pm.
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Attend Cookie Webinars
This year’s cookie sale will be Altogether Awesome! Remember to attend your community training to learn what’s new this year and receive your troop cookie materials. Have questions or want more training? Attend one of our upcoming Cookie Sale Webinars. These will also be recorded and available on our website.
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Digital Cookie Emails
Volunteers should have received their Digital Cookie registration email on December 4. Parents will be receiving their emails on December 10 to register their Girl Scout. If you have any questions, please contact customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org.

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’ve come really far, but still have to raise $32,041! With your help, we can continue providing innovative programming that allows our Girl Scouts to flex their leadership muscles.

Together, we CAN make a difference. Donate today.
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Scarves for a Cause
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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Important Money-Earning Updates

We recognize that troops and communities need opportunities to raise money to fund activities, special projects, or trips. We have two important updates on eligibility and fundraising timelines to share:
• Troop/Group money-earning activities may not be held during published dates of council-sponsored sales. These dates will vary each year. This year’s dates are:
– Fall Product Sale: September 15 – October 20, 2017
– Cookie Sale: January 1 – March 25, 2018
• The troop/group must participate in the council-sponsored cookie sale in order to be approved for other money-earning activities.
Detailed Money-Earning Guidelines and Forms may be found on our website.
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December Holiday Store and Office Hours

Schedules can be hectic this time of year, but no worries – we’re offering weekend hours this Saturday, December 9 at our Mountain Top Shop locations in Bedford and Williston so you can grab the latest Girl Scout gear.

Williston (please note that the store is closed daily from 1 pm to 1:30 pm)
• December 9: 10 am to 1 pm
• December 12: Store and Office Closed for All Staff Meeting
• December 20: 9 am to 2 pm
• December 25 – 26: Store and office closed
• December 29: Store and office closed

Bedford
• December 9: 10 am to 1 pm
• December 12: Store and Office Closed for All Staff Meeting
• December 25 – 26: Office will be closed
• December 25 – January 1: Store will be closed

What’s Your Cookie Story?

What did your troop do with money earned from last year’s Girl Scout Cookie Sale? We want to hear from you! Whether your troop planned a trip or gave back to the community, we want to spotlight our council’s cookie bosses. Send us your troop’s story by December 21 to enter to win a chance for your troop be featured in upcoming media appearances, including TV and radio! Submissions should be sent to marketing@girlscoutsgwm.org.

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. Nominate someone today!
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Upcoming Activities

Travel Information Session – January 11, Virtual
Do you know a Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, or other adults who want to travel? Have them check out our free webinar to learn more about travel opportunities for individuals or troops – like our Camp Iceland trip or Galapagos Island trip.
REGISTER

Winter Getaway – January 20, Holderness, NH
Where do animals go in the winter? Find out by spending a day with a naturalist at the Squam Lake Natural Science Center. Take a guided walk through the live animal exhibit, enjoy a boat ride around the lake, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal care room.
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Disney On Ice: Dream Big – January 26, SNHU Arena, Manchester, NH
Don’t miss Disney On Ice: Dream Big next month! 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.
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Winter Camp – February 2-4, Camp Farnsworth
Ready for some winter camp fun? Enjoy arts and crafts, games, and outdoor activities like snowshoeing, sledding, or ice fishing, weather permitting. Dress to be outside and learn about the science and ecology of animals in winter. Fun patch included.
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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.
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