100th Anniversary Patch Contest

As we get ready to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland wants your help in designing its 100th Anniversary patch.  Get creative as you demonstrate the accomplishments of Girl Scouting or what Girl Scouts means to you.   The 100th Anniversary Patch Contest judges panel will select 1 overall winner and 5 runners-up. The winning entry will be made into a 100th Anniversary patch that will be debuted at the Council Celebration on March 31, 2012. There are several details, so go to www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/100th to get the entry form and complete contest rules.  Hurry – entries should be postmarked by January 5, 2012.

If you have questions, contact Angie Robinson Sullivan at 877-312-4764 x1343 or asullivan@girlscoutsmoheartland.org.


100th Anniversary Quilt Project

Does your troop want to be part of a memorable quilt for the 100th Anniversary?  If so, gather your Girl Scout friends and talk with your troop leader about making a quilt square that you can send to the council office.  It will become one of many used to create a large quilt that will be displayed throughout the 100th Anniversary year!  All you have to do is get one quilt block for the entire troop (individual Girl Scouts may submit one separately) and together decide how you would like to represent yourselves on the square.  Think about what Girl Scouting means to you and your troop, or maybe represent something special your troop has done or even a goal your troop has within the next few years.  Whatever you choose…have fun!

Details include: 9 ½” X 9 ½” quilt block, ¼” border on all sides for seams, high quality cotton fabric, and do not to wash it prior to sending.

Submission information: To help control the cost of quilting, we respectfully request a limit of one block per troop (or individual girl member), as we anticipate many submissions. Quilt blocks will be accepted until January 5, 2012. Mail to: Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Attn: Quilt Project, 210 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield, MO 65802. If you have additional questions, please contact Brigitte Scott at bscott@girlscoutsmoheartland.org or 877-312-4764 x1113. Submission form located at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/100th.


Service Project Opportunity!

food drive

Ozarks Food Harvest needs to re-stock its shelves after receiving many requests from the Joplin area this spring and summer. Please bring donations to the Ozarks Food Harvest 2810 N. Cedarbrook in Springfield. Donations are accepted year-round, but are especially needed this August, September, and October.

If you need more information, please call the Ozarks Food Harvest directly at 417-865-3411.

link View the flyer for more information.


Project PetLitter

Project PetLitter
May 1 – July 31, 2011

Project PetLitter is a program designed to help recycle old phonebooks and keep them out of landfills. Phone books are collected by Nestle Purina, who then recycles them by turning them into pet litter.

Girl Scout troops that participate will receive $25 from Nestle Purina for every ton of phonebooks they collect. Phonebooks will need to be deposited in designated bins, which will be available in Branson and Springfield. If enough troops in an area are interested, it might be possible to place a bin in your area.

To participate, complete a GSMH troop program registration form and a money earning project application and send it to a GSMH Service Center by May 30, 2011. You will then receive a detailed email about the project.

Questions? Please contact Stefanie McCall at the Springfield Service Center: 877-312-4764 x1137 or smccall@girlscoutsmoheartland.org.


It’s Your Story, Illustrate It!

Self expression is a large thread throughout the latest Girl Scout leadership journey It’s Your Story-Tell It! which has its’ very own comprehensive website that allows you to get involved in a number of awesome activities! One fantastic activity suggestion is making a mural, through which you can express yourself, educate and inspire others and boost confidence in the process!

Follow this link for a step by step guide to creating your own mural with fellow Girl Scouts. Team up with your Girl Scout sisters to create a mural that shares a story about an important issue. Jot down notes and sketch potential images for your story. Tell your story on canvas! Unveil the mural at a community center, at school during lunchtime, or at a place of worship after a service, which will give you a chance to discuss with the public the meaning and creative process behind your work. When you have the opportunity to express yourself in a way that engages members of your community, you’ll gain confidence and feel empowered to continue to make positive changes in the world!

Another fantastic opportunity for self expression and storytelling through art is the Doodle 4 Google contest, which Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with. Open to K-12 students in the U.S., Doodle 4 Google is an opportunity of a lifetime: design the Google.com homepage doodle for millions of people to see, and while you’re at it, take home a $15,000 scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for your school or your Girl Scout troop/council. Once scouts have been registered online by a Troop leader and submitted their doodle artwork via mail by March 16th, Google employees and Guest Judges, including Whoopi Goldberg, gold medal ice skater Evan Lysacek and “Garfield” creator Jim Davis, will narrow down the submissions.

To get started, whether you’re a Troop leader, a teacher, a school educator, or a parent, you must register your student(s) by March 2, 2011. Then get out the crayons, paints and markers and throw your own doodle party. Please note that all entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011. Check out suggestions specific to Girl Scouts – see the Info for Participants page (blue box on the right). Tell your story through art and you could be the next Doodle 4 Google contest winner!

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!.

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