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.

We appreciate your support of GSMH at any time throughout the day on May 3, but please consider the following hours which provide larger incentives:
  • Lezah & Ron Stenger Family Quick Start: The agency that has the most ONLINE unique/individual donors in the first hour of the giving day (12:01 a.m.-1:00 a.m. per #GiveOzarks time stamp) will receive a $2,000 prize.
  • Conco Companies Night Owl: The agency that has the most ONLINE unique/individual donors in the 3 a.m. hour will receive a $2,000 prize.
  • Golden Ticket: Any agency receiving one or more ONLINE donations during the following times will be eligible for a $4,000 prize: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-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.
  • Med-Pay, Inc. Big Finish: The agency that receives the most ONLINE unique/individual donors in the last hour of the giving day  (11:00-11:59 p.m. per #GiveOzarks time stamp) will receive $2,000.

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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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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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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Join GSMH and Give Ozarks ToGetHerThere

The first-ever Give Ozarks 24-hour online giving days is scheduled for May 5, 2015 and GSMH is participating.

GSMH has a goal of raising $5,000 to support the ToGetHerThere campaign – a campaign that’s all about girls and helping them become successful leaders in their communities.

Making a secure donation is simple! On May 5, donors can to go Give Ozarks-GSMH to complete a basic credit-card donation. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.

May 5 is Give Local America Day when community foundations across the country will be holding similar online fundraising events to boost resources for their local nonprofits, encourage new donors and raise awareness of philanthropy in general.

Online giving days, a growing movement in the philanthropy field, have raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations over the past six years.

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

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

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Be an Early Bird! Renew Today!

early bird patch 15-16Why is it great to be an Early Bird?

  • Girls receive a special 2015 – 2016 Early Bird patch.
  • Back by popular demand – Early Bird Bills!
  • Special access to a limited edition Early Bird t-shirt!
  • Be set to start troop meetings in the fall.
  • Free attendance to an “Early Bird Bath” in your area!

For troop leaders, there are many advantages to registering early! When school starts back up in the fall, we know that the last thing you want to worry about is getting your troop registered. Use Early Bird as a chance to get ahead of the game: forget chasing down registration forms from parents during the busiest time of the year – get them in now, or even better, use ROSE to re-register your troop and skip the forms all together! Turning in your paper forms on or before close of business June 1 will also guarantee that  your troop will be entered into our database and ready for upload into NUTe and SNAP for Fall Product and Cookie programs with no stress or worry on your part. Early Bird
now to save time and stress this fall – and earn an “Early Bird Bill” for your troop to boot!

Register online with ROSE!

Online registration is easier than ever this year! Leaders now have the option of re-registering their troop online if they are the active 01 and want to pay with troop funds!* Notice the new Troop Roster in your packet? That’s to help you get your troop re-registered! Each troop choosing the Troop Roster option will have the parents sign the roster:

  1. Giving their daughter permission to participate in Girl Scouts.
  2. Confirming their daughter’s information.
  3. Giving you, the troop leader, permission to go onto ROSE and register their girl for the next year.

All that’s left is to return the signed roster to the council!  Additionally, parents may still register their own daughter on ROSE. You will simply need to note that next to her name on the roster.
*Online registration currently accepts credit/debit card payments only.

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2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program Extension

NOTICE TO MEMBERS
 
The 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program has been extended through March 29, 2015.
The 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program is being extended to support our troops who have had their Cookie Program affected by unforeseen circumstances,  such as weather. GSMH Service Center cookie cupboards will be open until Friday, March 27 for troops that are in need of cookies for direct sales and booths.
  • Troops can continue to conduct all direct sales through March 29. All cookies sold will continue to count toward girl recognitions.
  • Troops can continue to sell remaining product March 30 through April 15, but those sales will not count towards recognitions.
  • The new timeline for completion of the Cookie Program includes firm dates and deadlines that cannot be altered.
    • Troop Deposits for initial orders due: March 16
    • Last day to submit changes for first ACH: March 16
    • First ACH 50% of amount due from initial orders: March 19
    • Last day to submit changes for second ACH: March 23
    • Final day service center cookie cupboards open: March 27
    • Second ACH for 25% remaining balance owed: March 27
    • End of Girl Scout Cookie Program: March 29
    • Final cookie merchandise order deadline: March 30
    • All paperwork and SNAP recognition order due to SU: April 1
    • Recognition order due to GSMH: COB April 3
    • Final paperwork due to GSMH: COB April 3
    • Last day to submit changes for final ACH collection: April 6
    • Third ACH for remainder of balance for all sales: April 10
    • Recognitions ship: April 27
  • Recognitions will accumulate on all sales through March 29.Therefore, it iscritically important that all cookies are allocated from the troop to the girls in SNAP. Staff will not be able to follow up with troop leaders to obtain this information. If cookies are not allocated by March 29, we will be forced to allocate cookies evenly between girls in SNAP.
  • Remember to make frequent deposits and not hold onto checks from customers. This will help with returned ACH and theft issues.
  • *Service Center cookie cupboard hours will remain the same through March 27.
  • Please check with you local cookie cupboard for any hours of operation during the March 16-27 time-frame.
For all other questions, please check with your local product program specialist or membership marketing specialist.
*Service Center Cookie Cupboard Hours
(open through March 27, 2015)
Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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