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.
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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?”
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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!

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

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.
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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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