Thank You for Supporting #GiveOzarks and GSMH

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Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience during the second annual #GiveOzarks Day!

We raised $868.06 that will be used for financial aid, volunteer background checks, and community outreach programs.

Your support helps us in our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We couldn’t fulfill our mission without you!

 

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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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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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Be an Early Bird! Renew your membership for 2015-2016.

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The Early Bird registration deadline of Monday, June 1 is almost upon us! Be sure to get your troop registered as soon as possible either online through ROSE, by paper forms, or a combination of both.

Here are some helpful reminders!

  • Each troop that has 2 unrelated adults and 3 girls Early Bird registered will receive $10 in Early Bird Bills!
  • The Early Bird deadline of Monday, June 1 is also the deadline to turn in Early Bird T-shirt Order Forms. NOTE: Only Early Bird registered girls and adults are eligible to purchase Early Bird T-shirts.
  • Any members re-registered online by the troop leader, need to have a parent signature on the Online Early Bird Signature Roster that is also due by Monday, June 1.
  • If you have trouble accessing your account on ROSE and need assistance you can check out our help/FAQ , contact the ROSE Help Desk at 877-312-4764 and then press 6, or email.

All Early Bird registrants are eligible to attend a Early Bird Bath pool party. Here are some things to remember!

  • You must RSVP your troop with your MMS over the phone or through ROSE.
  • Only Early Bird girls and adults may attend.
  • Be sure to maintain girl to adult ratios when RSVPing; no drop-offs.
  • No Tagalongs are permitted.

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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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!

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  • 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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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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