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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Join GSMH for Give Ozarks

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland (GSMH) is participating in the first-ever Give Ozarks 24-hour online day of giving on May 5, 2015.

Give Ozarks 30-second Promo from CF Ozarks on Vimeo.

GSMH will raise online donations from midnight to midnight on May 5 at giveozarks.org. Our goal is $5,000 for the ToGetHerThere campaign.

What is the ToGetHerThere Campaign? It’s about girls! We believe every girl deserves the confidence to dream big.

Research indicates that 61% of girls are either ambivalent about leadership or say it’s not important to them at all. Studies also reveal that girls idealize leadership qualities and skills, like being talented, caring, honest, hard-working, confident, good listeners, and team players. Sadly, only 21% of girls believe they have the qualities required to be a good leader. In other words, girls know what it takes to lead, but lack the confidence to do so.

It’s time for things to change.

Investing in girls through Girls Scouts will allow more girls to join a community of leading Girl Scout Alumnae, develop into the next generation of empowered and resourceful women, and build a confidence they will carry with them into the future.
• 70% of professional women are Girl Scouts
• 69% of female U.S. Senators are Girl Scouts
• 67% of female members of the House of Representatives are Girl Scouts
• Almost every female astronaut is a Girl Scout.

Making a secure donation is simple. On May 5, 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.

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.

 

 

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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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Believe in Girls Photo Contest

Courage. Confidence. Character.

What does that mean to your girls?

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Girl Scouts of all age levels are invited to submit an original photo of what “Courage, Confidence, and Character” looks like for our Believe in Girls Photo Contest!

One winner from each age level will be chosen and their photo printed on canvas to be displayed at the Believe in Girls Expo and then in their local service center! Winning girls will receive a print of their photo, a certificate, and recognition in council media.

Requirements: must be an original photo, featuring at least one Girl Scout; must be submitted by email along with your name, age (troop level), hometown, and description of photo included with submission!

Please send your photo to Marketing/Brand Manager, Wendy Whelan. Hurry! The deadline to submit your photo is Friday, March 6!

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Giving Tuesday #OneMoreGirl

GivingTuesday3Today kicks off our 2014 #GivingTuesday campaign-“One More Girl!” You and your daughter are enjoying all the wonderful opportunities and leadership experiences that Girl Scouting has to offer.

As part of the holiday giving season, we are asking our families to give that opportunity to another girl. Your $15 gift will allow “One More Girl” to become a Girl Scout. A girl whose financial circumstances might otherwise prevent her from participating. A girl whose self-esteem is low because she doesn’t have the chance to explore her dreams and goals. A girl who is afraid to try new things because she doesn’t have the support of friends and adults who can help her expand her horizons. A girl who doesn’t see the leader she can be.

I hope you will take this opportunity to share the gift of Girl Scouting this holiday season! Each girl whose life is forever changed by Girl Scouting learns to “help people at all times” and “to make the world a better place,” ideals emphasized in our Girl Scout Promise and Law. Your gift today will make a lasting impression on a girl, on your community, on our council, and across the globe!

Support GSMH and make your donation today. Thank you for helping just “One More Girl!”

 

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Vote for Outdoor Badge Activities

Girls voted and GSUSA listened! Outdoor Recreation has been chosen as the theme for the next set of Outdoor badges.

The second phase of Girls’ Choice voting has begun. Girl Scouts is adding one new badge for the Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior levels. Take this short survey and help choose the badge activities that most appeal to you. This survey runs from December 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014.

Girls Choice Badges

You can vote as often as you like! The badge activity with the most votes wins! The winning badges will be announced on March 12, 2015.

If you have any questions email Leadership and Learning Specialist-Outdoor Program, Melody Hutchison  or call 877-312-4764 x1122.

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Vote for Girls Choice Outdoor Badge

We have exciting news! Girl Scouts is adding four new Outdoor Badges in the fall of 2015 and we want you to help choose them!

Girls Choice Badge

Girl Scouts is adding one new badge for the Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior levels. Take this short survey and help us choose the badge category. This survey runs from October 31, 2014 – November 30, 2014.

You can vote as often as you like! The badge topic with the most votes wins!

If you have any questions email Leadership and Learning Specialist-Outdoor Program, Melody Hutchison  or call 877-312-4764 x1122.

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