Council Recognitions Information

 Do you know an outstanding adult in Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland who has gone above and beyond expectations, and had a definite impact on service unit(s) and/or council? Nominate them for a council award! Candidates will be recognized at an event on Saturday, March 21, 2009 (time TBA), to which all volunteers are invited.

All nominations and endorsements must be received by Shirley Stevens on or before Wednesday, February 18 (see Council Web site for email address or the Cape Girardeau Service Center info). Please contact your Service Unit Recognitions Chair or the Volunteer Development Department with questions.

See Council Web site for online forms and more info.

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Notice regarding peanut butter and GS cookies.

Our Girl Scout cookie supplier, ABC Interbake, does not source peanut butter from either PCA or King Nut. Their peanut butter supplier is Hampton Farms.
Furthermore, their incoming peanut butter shipments are tested for salmonella to prevent contamination of their products, including Girl Scout cookie products.
• Statement from ABC Interbake
• Memo from Hampton Farms

For more information, stay tuned to the GSMH Web site.

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We need your ideas!

The spring GO! Girl Opportunity Guide has just been delivered, but our Leadership Program Department is already planning for next fall and beyond. Girl Scouts is Girl Driven and we want to know what kind of program you want to see.  Maybe you have a great idea for a program or maybe there is something your troop has always wanted to do but you don’t know how – if so please share your ideas with the Leadership Program Department.

Feel free to comment here, on the blog. Or if you want to share your idea with a person, call the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland council office at 877.312.4764 and ask to speak to any Leadership Program Specialist.

Hope to hear from you!

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Why Girl Scout cookies?

Invest in the Future with the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program
The GS Cookie Sale Program has begun!

We all know the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program is an important facet of Girl Scouts. The sale provides needed funds for troop activities and community service projects, as well as equips our girls with skills in marketing, customer service, and goal-setting.

This isn’t just about cookies, it’s about setting our girls up to succeed in their goals and projects. Encourage them to tell their customers WHY they are selling Girl Scout cookies.cookie boxes

It’s more than a box of cookies. 
It’s a lasting investment in our community.

Make sure cookie customers know that the proceeds from the sale go directly to their community Girl Scouts. And these Girl Scouts in turn learn and grow into confident leaders who make the world a better place. 
Buying a box of cookies makes a difference!

  This isn’t a one-shot deal or a half-time snack that’s here and gone. This is life-changing. This is the stuff of young girls’ dreams and of all the wisdom and experience she needs for the life that lies ahead — for herself, her family, her future coworkers, the strangers she’ll help along the way, and her neighbor.

5 Tips for Better Sales:

1. Set ambitious, yet attainable goals.
2. Tell your customer why you’re selling (Gold Award service project, trip to Washington D.C., etc.)
3. Plan your campaign– map your route, decide who to call, and set up a booth sale with your troop.
4. Be positive! 9 out of 10 people, when asked, will buy Girl Scout cookies, so think positively.
5. Always say thank you!

For more information on Girl Scout cookie program, or to download this page as a PDF, visit the council Web site:

http://www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/page.php?pid=cookiemotive

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