Girl Scout volunteers honored

change their worldAt the first annual meeting for Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, held on March 27 in Branson, Mo., ten outstanding volunteers were honored for their contributions to the organization. Fellow volunteers nominated Karla Geerlings (Columbia, Mo.), Renee Hobbs (Cassville, Mo.), Christy Lane (West Plains, Mo.), Lori Powderly (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), Nani Wilde (Nevada, Mo.) and Deidre Wipke-Tevis (Columbia, Mo.) to receive the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin.

Geerlings was applauded by her peers for her for her generous spirit, dedicated work ethic and contagious enthusiasm. Hobbs, who currently volunteers as the Girl Scout troop organizer and orientation trainer in Barry County, was recognized for her consistent and enthusiastic efforts to support Girl Scouting. Lane, the volunteer service team manager for Ozark, Howell and Oregon Counties, was nominated for her helpfulness to other volunteers and her commitment to carrying out the principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Powderly was recognized for her positive mentorship of girls and her efforts to increase the visibility of Girl Scouting. Wilde awarded the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin for her efforts coordinating events for Vernon County Girl Scouts, teaching girls about nature, and ensuring that Girl Scouting is accessible to all girls. Wipke-Tevis was recognized for her efforts coordinating special events for girls in the area and the countless hours that she gives to help train other volunteers.

The Girl Scout Honor Pin was awarded to Timpe for her positive attitude and her extensive efforts in coordinating events for Girl Scouts in Cape Girardeau and to Wingert for her efforts in community service, planning Vernon County Girl Scout events and ensuring that girls do their best.

Mason and Rorrer received the Girl Scout Thanks Badge for their contributions to the counties in which they volunteer. Mason has been a Girl Scout volunteer for ten years, and currently serves as the volunteer Girl Scout service team manager for Vernon County. She gives extensive time and support to the Girl Scout cookie program, her fellow volunteers, and girls throughout Vernon County. Rorrer, a long-time Girl Scout volunteer, currently serves as the co-service team manager for southeast Springfield. She was honored for her efforts in the Girl Scout community, which include offering her expertise as a trainer and mentor for new volunteers and helping to plan events for Girl Scouts in Greene County.

“We are very grateful for the continued support and contributions of volunteers like these women,” says Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland CEO Jennifer M. Orban, “Girl Scouts could not exist without the time, energy and heart that they give to the girls.” Awardees who were in attendance at the event were presented with framed certificate and pins. Geerlings, Powderly and Timpe could not attend, but will receive their awards at upcoming volunteer meetings.

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Extended Cookie Sales – Special Troop Offer

cookie boxesFirst of all, we wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we appreciate all of your effort and support during the 2010 Cookie Program!

The 2010 cookie season has had many new and exciting opportunities, but with that we have had challenges (or learning experiences).

This year ABC started a new ordering process, so whatever we have in the four warehouses – we own.

Our challenges have become your opportunity to earn additional funds for your troop.  We have cleared out the warehouses and have more cookies than we need.

This is why we are able to offer troops a one-time increased proceeds on cookie sales (while supplies last).

You can earn $2 per box on cookies sold AND no additional paperwork! Here’s how:

All troops who come to a service center and purchase cookies between 3/15/2010 and 3/31/2010 will get the following perks:

Troop Profit: $2.00/ per box Can purchase mixed cases No Paperwork Due


  • All purchases will need to be in full cases, these can be mixed cases (total of 12 boxes).
  • Must pay at time of purchase ($24.00/ per case) with a troop check only or NO discount will be given.
  • In order to streamline this process (no paperwork), additional cookies picked up will not count towards girl recognitions, cookie credit, troop or SU bonuses.
  • All direct selling to the public must be completed by April 30, 2010.
  • Additional cookies purchased and troop proceeds earned must be documented on your annual Troop Financial Report due on July 1st.
  • All sales to the public will continue at $4.00/ per box – no exceptions.
  • It is the responsibility of the troop to collect on any insufficient funds checks received for cookies sold during this time period.

This is a great opportunity for those troops who are planning to go on a trip or want to help girls attend resident camp this summer!

Stop by one of the five service centers to pick up your cookies today!

Cookies will only be available in the service center cookie cupboards.  You can still call ahead for larger orders.

If you are unable to come to a service center, please contact your community/membership development specialist to make arrangements for a delivery.

Toll Free: 877-312-4764

Cape Girardeau Service Center, 1432 Kurre Lane, Cape Girardeau, MO  x1503

Dexter Service Center, 1420 Girl Scout Way, Dexter, MO  x1423

Jefferson City Service Center, 230 Metro Drive, Jefferson City, MO  x1337

Joplin Service Center, 1029 E 7th Street, Joplin, MO  x1215

Springfield Service Center, 210 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield, MO  x1132 or 1133

All service center cupboard hours are as follows: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm and Saturday, March 20th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

All service centers will be CLOSED on 3/17/2010 and 3/27/2010 due to a previously scheduled staff meeting and annual meeting.


GSMH Shop Sale: March 11th & 12th

Girl Scout Week Sale

Girl Scout Birthday Week: March 7th to 13th

Girl Scout Birthday Sale: March 11-12

On March 11th and 12th come to a GSMH Retail Shop to pull a candle out of the birthday cake and receive 5% to 25% off your total purchase! This special will include all in-stock items and clearance items.

Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Stop in to take advantage of the wonderful discounts and to help us Celebrate National Girl Scout Week!