Join GSMH for Give Ozarks

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Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland (GSMH) is participating in the second annual  Give Ozarks 24-hour online day of giving on May 3, 2016.

GSMH will raise online donations from midnight to midnight on May 3 at giveozarks.org. Our goal is $5,000 for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

What is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience? It’s about girls! We believe every girl deserves the confidence to dream big.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a national program model from Girl Scouts of the USA with outcomes-based program activities that give girls the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will make them leaders in their own lives and in their communities. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering a strong sense of self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place.
In Girl Scouting, Discover + Connect + Take Action=Leadership.

All Girl Scout experiences are intentionally designed to tie to one or more of 15 national leadership outcomes, or benefits, each categorized under one of the three keys to leadership:

Discover: Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world. For example, girls in grades 4 and 5 learn to be better able to recognize how situations, attitudes, and the behaviors of others affect their sense of self.
Connect: Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally. In the connect leadership key, girls in grades 2 – 3 are better able to show empathy toward others and can apply basic strategies for conflict resolution when conflicts arise.
Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place. As an example, high-school-age girls can use their advocacy skills and knowledge to be more active on behalf of a cause, issue, or person, locally or globally.
Gifts raised for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience will allow Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland to:

  • Provide financial assistance to girls who would otherwise not be able to afford membership dues, program fees, summer resident camp, books, or uniforms.
  • Provide background checks on new adult volunteers, as well as updated background checks on long-time volunteers in an effort to keep our girls safe from harm.
  • Provide community outreach to underserved, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations in Title I schools and alternate youth-serving organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club where these populations are reached most successfully.

Making a secure donation is simple. On May 3, go to Give Ozarks-GSMH to complete a basic credit-card donation. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.

At Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, we believe that when girls succeed so does society.

 

 

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GSMH Early Bird 2016-2017

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It’s time for a new Girl Scout year—yes! Make sure to reach out to every fabulous girl in your troop to get them all signed up and ready to go for another year of Girl Scout FUN.

Registering now will help get everyone organized and all set for adventures ahead!
Know a girl who isn’t quite sure about coming back for more adventure? Here are some easy tips to remind her what Girl Scouts is all about:

  1. Bring up a great memory. Was there one adventure she was particularly thrilled about? Did she overcome a fear with her troop by her side? Did she learn a cool new skill? Remind her how many more amazing memories-in-the-making await her in the coming year!
  2. Let her know how much she’ll be missed by all of her troop members who have already re-registered,and by you!
  3. Remind her about all the fun stuff she can be a part of: art, science, exploring the outdoors, sports,and other cool activities offered in your area.
  4. You might even send her a fun postcard with a troop photo to remind her of all the fun and friendship that’s waiting.

You’re a new or returning girl member registering for the 2016-2017 membership year.

  1. Once we receive your registration, you’ll receive an Early Bird drawstring backpack and an Early Bird patch!
  2. As an Early Bird, you’ll also be eligible to purchase an exclusive Early Bird t-shirt.
  3. Know another girl who’s interested in joining? Great! If she registers April 1-June 1, 2016, you’ll both be eligible to receive a Sister-to-Sister patch!

You’re a new or returning troop* leader who is registering a troop for the 2016-2017 membership year.

  1. Once we receive your registrations, all of your girls will receive an Early Bird drawstring backpack and and Early Bird patch!
  2. You’ll also be eligible to purchase an exclusive Early Bird t-shirt and/or patch.
  3. Once we receive your registrations, all of your adults will receive access to the Early Bird Club-exclusively for Early Bird Adults.
  4. If your troop* is re-registered online,you’ll also receive $10 in Early Bird Bills!

*A “troop” is defined as consisting of at least 2 adults and 3 girls. 

You’re a new or returning adult member who is registering for the 2016-2017 membership year.

  1. Once we receive your registration, you’ll receive access to the Early Bird Club-exclusively for Early Bird Adults!
  2. As an Early Bird, you’ll also be eligible to purchase an exclusive Early Bird t-shirt and/or patch.

So what’s this Early Bird Club? 

  1. As an Early Bird Adult, you’ll receive access to the Early Bird Club, an exclusive discount club that’s new for 2016-2017!
  2. Every month, our retail shops will offer a one-time discount exclusively to members.
  3. The new special will be emailed to you every month! Specials will also be posted in our retail shops.
  4. Just stop by your local service center with your club card to redeem each month’s specials.
  5. Retail specials will run the length of the 2017 Membership Year (October 2016-September 2017). Here’s a sneak peak!
      • December 2016-20% off Holiday items
      • March 2017-20% off Green items
      • June 2017 20% Camp items

Become an Early Bird, register today! Questions? Email your membership marketing specialist or call 877-312-4764.

 

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2016 Girl Scout Cookie Program: COCOdirect

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COCOdirect allows you to connect with family and friends online to either secure a promise to order Girl Scout Cookies or to accept an order online and collect payment.

When girls login to COCO Command at abcsmartcookies.com they will find three options:

 

Order card

Promise Card:  Send an email to your local friends and family reminding them of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Upload email addresses and send an e-card to potential customers. The customer will see a digital order card and select what he or she would like. The customer will not be asked to pay, this is a promise order.

Spanish Order Card

Promise Card in Spanish: Promise card for Spanish-speaking customers.

Coco Direct Order Card

 

COCOdirect Online Order Card: This sends a link to customers allowing them to purchase Girl Scout Cookies to be shipped directly to their home from ABC Bakers. Orders may be made for a 1/2 case (six boxes) of a single Girl Scout Cookie flavor, a full case (twelve boxes) of a a single Girl Scout Cookie flavor, or an sampler pack with all eight flavors of Girl Scout Cookies. Customers will pay online via a secure website using a credit card for payment.

We are here to support you, please contact us at productprogramstaff@girlscoutsmoheartland.org for any additional assistance.

 

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Service Unit Membership Registration Bonus

We are excited to announce that service units are eligible for a $150.00 membership registration bonus from GSMH this year! Service units must meet the following criteria and deadlines:

  • One recruitment or registration event planned and implemented by the service unit.
    • Must be advertised and open to new members.
    • Event must have been held between 8/1/15 and 1/31/16.
  • The service unit must meet a specific goal for 2015-2016 troop/Juliette membership registrations by February 1, 2016. Contact your Membership Marketing Specialist for your specific service unit’s goal.
  • Service Unit Financial Report must be submitted for 2014-2015 year.
  • Service unit must have bank account information on file.
    • Account must have three non-related signers.
    • All signers must have current volunteer application/background checks on file.

Checks will be mailed to service units by the end of February. If your service unit meets all the criteria earlier, your check will be sent within two weeks of verification by your local membership marketing specialist.

Contact your Membership Marketing Specialist for additional details.

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Invite a Friend to Become a Volunteer

As a Girl Scout volunteer, you introduce girls to fun new experiences every day. You’re their biggest fan, their guide, and their hero, and we need more amazing mentors just like you to impact even more girls.

 
This November, invite a friend to start a new Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior troop, and everyone wins!Invite a friend

Plus, when you double the friends, you double your prize…
$100 for you and a Volunteer Resource Pack for each friend—awesome!

Once your friend joins Girl Scouts as a troop leader, completes the volunteer application, and starts a new Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior troop, head on over to girlscouts.org/inviteafriend to claim your prize.

Offer ends 12/1/15.

Share this cool graphic to spread the word to all your friends!

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Have a question? We’re here for you.
Contact Chief Membership Services Officer Valarie Moseley or 877-312-4764 x1308.

 

 

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1,2,3 Grow Your Troop!


1,2,3 Grow Your Troop is a campaign to reward troops with an open-door spirit who welcomes new girls!

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How does a troop qualify for the 1,2,3 Grow Your Troop Campaign?
Any Girl Scout troop who increases their girl membership by 1, 2, or 3 girl members by September 15, 2015 will automatically qualify and be rewarded. In addition, we have a “Bonus!” program for troops welcoming 4+ new girl members.

Exactly what are the rewards?

  • Grow by 1 Girl: S’mores kit for a fun troop experience!
  • Grow by 2 Girls: Receive the above S’mores kit plus a choice of:
    • A free council property reservation. (Only applies to sleeping arrangements. Does not apply to activity fees.)
    • Journey Leader’s Guide
  • Grow by 3 Girls: Receive the above S’mores kit, choice of a property reservation or Journey Leader’s Guide, plus a $25 gift certificate to use at any GSMH Retail Shop!

Bonus! All troops growing by 4 or more girl members will be entered into a drawing, one per region, for a $100 gift certificate to use at any GSMH Retail Shop!

Work with your girls to invite friends to join your troop!  Contact your membership marketing specialist for additional information.

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Early Bird Bath Bashes

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Were you an Early Bird? Come to one of the Early Bird Bath Bashes to enjoy snacks, games, swimming, and summer fun with a luau theme. Please RSVP two weeks prior to the event, either online or by contacting  your membership marketing specialist at 877-312-4764.

Early Bird Bath Locations and Dates

  • Nevada- Osage Prairie YMCA on Friday, June 5 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 500 W. Highland Ave, Nevada, MO
  • Joplin- Mintahama Program Center on Saturday, June 13 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Springfield- Finbrooke Program Center on Saturday, June 20 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Dexter- Dexter Public Pool on Saturday, June 20 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 518 Fairground Drive, Dexter, MO
  • West Plains- West Plains Aquatic Center on Saturday, June 20 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 136 West Broadway Street, West Plains, MO
  • Sedalia - Liberty Pool on Saturday, June 27 from 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Liberty Park at 3rd & Park Street, Sedalia, MO
  • Columbia-Albert Oakland Aquatic Center on Saturday, June 27 from 5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m., 1900 Blue Ridge Road, Columbia, MO
  • Cassville- Cassville Family Aquatic Center on Sunday, June 28 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 408 S Hwy 248, Cassville, MO
  • St. Robert- Tiger Typhoon on Saturday, July 11 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 105 J.H. Williamson Jr. Drive, St. Robert, MO
  • Cape Girardeau- Cape Girardeau Central Municipal Pool on Saturday, July 11 from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 1920 Whitener St, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Camdenton-Camdenton Aquatic Center on Saturday, July 18 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 109 City Park Rd, Camdenton, MO
  •  Miami-Miami City Pool on Friday, June 19 from 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m., 110 8th Ave. SE, Miami, OK
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Be an Early Bird! Renew your membership for 2015-2016.

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The Early Bird registration deadline of Monday, June 1 is almost upon us! Be sure to get your troop registered as soon as possible either online through ROSE, by paper forms, or a combination of both.

Here are some helpful reminders!

  • Each troop that has 2 unrelated adults and 3 girls Early Bird registered will receive $10 in Early Bird Bills!
  • The Early Bird deadline of Monday, June 1 is also the deadline to turn in Early Bird T-shirt Order Forms. NOTE: Only Early Bird registered girls and adults are eligible to purchase Early Bird T-shirts.
  • Any members re-registered online by the troop leader, need to have a parent signature on the Online Early Bird Signature Roster that is also due by Monday, June 1.
  • If you have trouble accessing your account on ROSE and need assistance you can check out our help/FAQ , contact the ROSE Help Desk at 877-312-4764 and then press 6, or email.

All Early Bird registrants are eligible to attend a Early Bird Bath pool party. Here are some things to remember!

  • You must RSVP your troop with your MMS over the phone or through ROSE.
  • Only Early Bird girls and adults may attend.
  • Be sure to maintain girl to adult ratios when RSVPing; no drop-offs.
  • No Tagalongs are permitted.

Early Bird Bath Locations and Dates

  • Nevada- Osage Prairie YMCA on Friday, June 5 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 500 W. Highland Ave, Nevada, MO
  • Joplin- Mintahama Program Center on Saturday, June 13 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Springfield- Finbrooke Program Center on Saturday, June 20 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Dexter- Dexter Public Pool on Saturday, June 20 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 518 Fairground Drive, Dexter, MO
  • West Plains- West Plains Aquatic Center on Saturday, June 20 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 136 West Broadway Street, West Plains, MO
  • Sedalia – Liberty Pool on Saturday, June 27 from 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Liberty Park at 3rd & Park Street, Sedalia, MO
  • Columbia-Albert Oakland Aquatic Center on Saturday, June 27 from 5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m., 1900 Blue Ridge Road, Columbia, MO
  • Cassville- Cassville Family Aquatic Center on Sunday, June 28 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 408 S Hwy 248, Cassville, MO
  • St. Robert- Tiger Typhoon on Saturday, July 11 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 105 J.H. Williamson Jr. Drive, St. Robert, MO
  • Cape Girardeau- Cape Girardeau Central Municipal Pool on Saturday, July 11 from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 1920 Whitener St, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Camdenton-Camdenton Aquatic Center on Saturday, July 18 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 109 City Park Rd, Camdenton, MO
  •  Miami-Miami City Pool on Friday, June 19 from 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m., 110 8th Ave. SE, Miami, OK
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Support GSMH for Give Ozarks

Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland and the ToGetHerThere Campaign during the first ever Give Ozarks Day!

To make a secure donation until midnight tonight, go to Give Ozarks-GSMH to complete a basic credit-card donation. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the

At Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, we believe that when girls succeed so does society.

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Help GSMH meet our Give Ozarks goal!

Please support Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland on May 5 for Give Ozarks!Your gift will not only support GSMH and the ToGetHerThere campaign, but it will make us eligible for prizes awarded throughout the 24-hour giving event.

Each hour during Give Ozarks a prize will be awarded to an agency who has a least one individual/unique donor. The more unique donors we have in a particular timeframe allows GSMH more opportunities to be eligible for prizes.

We would appreciate your support of GSMH at any time throughout the day on May 5, but please consider the following hours which provide larger incentives!

  • Quick Start: Midnight – 1:00 a.m. The first agency with 25 unique online donors will be awarded $2,000.
  • Luck of the Draw:  Any agency receiving one or more donations during hours not listed in other categories will be entered into a drawing for $1,000.
  • Night Owl: 3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. – Any agency receiving one or more donations will be entered into a drawing for $2,000.
  • Golden Ticket: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Noon – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Any agency receiving one or more donations during these times will be entered into a drawing for $4,000.
  • Big Finish: 11:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. – The agency with the most online donations in the last hour of giving will be awarded $2,000.

Additional prizes are available to agencies throughout the day so please stay tuned through our Facebook page and Twitter feed for day of updates!

Help spread the word! Tell your friends about ToGetHerThere and Give Ozarks.

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