ABC Baker Lemonades – No Quality Issue

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland and ABC Bakers would like to clarify that Girl Scout Lemonades cookies sold by Girl Scouts in the Missouri Heartland Council are not affected by recent quality concerns with Little Brownie Baker’s Lemon Chalet Crème cookies. The Lemonades cookies that are part of our Girl Scout Cookie Program are tested regularly by our baker, which had not detected any evidence of oil rancidity or quality withdrawal. Given the inherent stability of the oils that ABC Bakers has chosen for its formulations, we do not expect to experience any issues similar to those that Little Brownie Baker is currently experiencing with its Lemon Chalet Crèmes.

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Girl Scout Cookie Program continues with direct sales

If you’ve already ordered your favorite Girl Scout Cookies, they’re here and delivery has begun!

If you missed the first round or would like more, don’t worry. From now until March 14, girls throughout central and southern Missouri, southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma will
continue to sell Girl Scout cookies through direct sales, including door-to-door and at booths outside local merchants. “The direct sales component of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is an important one for girls,” says Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland CEO Jennifer M. Orban, “they get hands-on experience in customer service, accounting and teamwork.” Customers also benefit from the instant gratification of walking away with their favorite Girl Scout cookies!

This year, there are eight cookie varieties available: Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Daisy Go Rounds (five 100-calorie packages in each box). Cookies are $4 per box and all proceeds support leadership program activities, financial assistance, volunteer training and other resources for area Girl Scouts. Find a Girl Scout cookie booth near you by using the booth locator tool at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls leadership and teamwork skills that they will carry with them throughout their lives. Together, they set goals, work to achieve them, and budget their proceeds for troop activities and community service projects. To purchase Girl Scout cookies, volunteer your time, make a donation, or join Girl Scouts, visit us on the web at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org or call 877-312-4764.

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GIRL SCOUTS CELEBRATE GIRL SCOUT WEEK

Celebrating Girl Scout WeekGirl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland joins Girl Scouts around the country to make the world a better place as we celebrate Girl Scout Week and the 98th anniversary of Girl Scouts from March 7-13. More than 3 million girls in the United States and more than 10,000 in our area are discovering their path to leadership through Girl Scouts.

Self-discovery and community service were core values that Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low sought to instill in girls from the earliest days. When the organization was founded in 1912, many girls’ paths in life were limited and Low’s vision was to establish an organization where any American girl could expand her personal horizon by having fun while exploring new interests and contributing to society. Low was determined to help expand opportunities and learning for the average American girl, and founded Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912.

“Girl Scout Week is an opportunity to celebrate the long and proud history of Girl Scouting and to engage our girls in making our communities and the world a better place. It is also an opportunity to thank the countless committed volunteers in our community who give so much to Girl Scouting all year long. With your support, we are able to continue to offer girls of the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland council the encouragement, coaching and resources they need to develop their leadership skills.”

Girl Scout Week projects are part of a broader initiative by Girl Scouting to help girls lead by example in their communities and in the larger world around them. With leadership development at the organization’s core, today’s Girl Scouts take part in a vast array of activities from extreme sports to international travel and science and technology projects, as well as gain knowledge about such things as business and economics.

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Continued Sales: Keep GOAL-ing!

Keep GOAL-ingDid you know that Girl Scout Cookie Booths are not the only way to continue working toward your 2010 Girl Scout Cookie sales goals?
You can also continue taking orders with a buddy door-to-door, or try out one of these other innovative sales ideas…

Check out the Keep GOAL-ing! flyer for ways that you can keep the sales going.

Remember:
• 99% of people surveyed thought that Girl Scouting was a good program and that
the cookie sale was a central and valuable part of the program.
• Most customers who are approached will buy.
• Those who don’t buy say they were not approached.
• Those who were not approached say they would have bought if they had been
given the opportunity.

Remember, all the boxes that you sell between now and March 14 count toward your total. So you can continue earning recognition items, including Girl Scout Cookie Credit!
Plus, the continued sales help your Girl Scout troop earn more proceeds for its activities!

Check out the Keep GOAL-ing! flyer for Bonus Recognition Opportunities!

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Annual Meeting of the Corporation Membership

change their worldAll registered Girl Scouts 14 and older are invited to join us for Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland’s
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CORPORATION MEMBERSHIP

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Lodge of the Ozarks
Branson, MO

Event Highlights
Traveling Girl Scout Shop 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Voting Representative Training 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Annual Meeting of the Corporation Membership 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Corporate Meeting
Luncheon
Adult Volunteer Recognitions

Don’t forget! The GSMH Basket Silent Auction begins at 9:00 am!
Special deals just for Girl Scout families attending this event!

meeting See Meeting Event Registration to RSVP and for more information

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