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 13, girls will continue to sell Girl Scout cookies through direct sales, including door-to-door and at booths outside local merchants.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches lifelong leadership skills, such as goal-setting, decisionmaking, money management, people  skills, and business ethics. “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 – new this year – Shout Outs. 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/pages/cookieprogram.php or call 877-312-4764.

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Girl Scouts Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is excited to announce the recent hiring of its new Chief
Development Officer, Angie Robinson Sullivan. Sullivan brings more than thirteen years of
professional experience, and was most recently the Associate Director of Development for
Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Sullivan also spent three and a half years working for the
Girl Scouts – Heart of Missouri Council, first as a Membership Marketing Manager and then as
Director of Fund Development. “We are thrilled to welcome Angie back to the Girl Scout family,”
says Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland CEO Jennifer M. Orban, “Her background in
fundraising and advocacy make her a great fit for this new role.”

With Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from William Woods,
Sullivan says she looks forward to the challenges and surprises of her new position, which will
include cultivating donor relationships, building a major gifts program, and helping to celebrate the
100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA in 2012. “The Girl Scout story is such a great story
and I’m excited to get out there and tell it!” says Sullivan.

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It’s Your Panda, Make It!

It's Your Panda, Make It!

Earlier we reported that the latest Girl Scout leadership journey It’s Your Story-Tell It! has its’ very own comprehensive website that allows you to get involved in a number of awesome activities! It has quizzes and games, video examples and templates plus a whole lot more.

One thing that you can do from the website is make your very own panda! In “Gloria’s Story,” the flower friends learn about the panda. Make your own panda mask and act like a panda nibbling bamboo! You can also make a rooster and an elephant, if you prefer.

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Girl Scouts of the USA and Dove®, the leading personal care brand, partner to deliver Girl Scout leadership and self-esteem programming to millions of girls nationwide and abroad with the latest Girl Scout leadership journey It’s Your Story-Tell It!. It’s Your Story-Tell It! uses a storytelling theme in a fun and relevant way for girls to better understand themselves and their potential.

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Girl Scouts Journey Toward World Thinking Day

It's Your Story

New York’s Auburnpub.com reports that the third Girl Scout Leadership Journey series, “It’s Your Story – Tell It!” was released recently. The leadership journeys are a key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and are set up as a series of activities grouped around a particular theme. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience reinforces the 15 leadership outcomes we build in girls, including developing a strong sense of self, gaining practical life skills, feeling connected to their communities locally and globally, and feeling empowered to make a difference in the world.

The “It’s Your Story – Tell It!” leadership journey series uses a storytelling theme in a grade level-relevant way for girls to better understand themselves and their potential and help them build a strong sense of self. On this journey, an emphasis is being placed on media literacy and creative expression and girls participate in a variety of arts, including performing, visual, culinary and new media, to tell their stories and take action to make the world a better place.

The article reports that local Caywasco Girl Scouts are busy planning upcoming Journey themed activities. With World Thinking Day coming up on February 22, the girls are holding an event on February 12 detailing the five countries selected for this year’s Thinking Day: Bolivia, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and Yemen. Each troop will bring a highlighted detail about one of the countries. It could be a food, a game, an activity, a flag or an interesting fact about that country. Each of the girls will then bring their homemade passports around to the various countries and have them stamped as they visit each country. World Thinking Day is a day when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the globe learn about each other and take action in their communities to help make the world a better place.

If your Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland Council troop is doing something special for World Thinking Day, let us know and maybe we can feature it in upcoming GSMH social media! Especially if it incorporates Journey-themed activities.

As reported earlier, Girl Scouts of the USA and Dove®, the leading personal care brand, partner to deliver Girl Scout leadership and self-esteem programming to millions of girls nationwide and abroad with the release of the latest Girl Scout leadership journey It’s Your Story—Tell It! It’s Your Story—Tell It! uses a storytelling theme in a fun and relevant way for girls to better understand themselves and their potential.

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