Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is so grateful to have you on board as a valued volunteer as, together, we embark on our second century of building girls of courage, confidence, and character.On behalf of our girls and staff across sixty-eight counties, I’d like to thank you for your dedication to the cause of growing the next generation of female leaders who will make our communities, our states, our country, and our world a better place.
For the countless hours you spend supporting Girl Scouting, your tireless devotion, your
leadership, and the positive example you set for girls, we offer our deepest appreciation. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland salutes you and looks forward to building a brighter tomorrow for girls, with your help. We invite you to think about the difference you make by providing a place for girls to be safe, to belong, and to thrive. Think about it, smile, and be proud.
With gratitude on Girl Scout Leader’s Day,
Anne Soots, CEO
As a volunteer, you introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. You’re their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime.
This fall, if you’re one of the first 500 volunteers to invite a friend to volunteer, and they join Girl Scouts as a new troop leader or assistant troop leader for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (kindergartners through fifth graders), you’ll win $50 for you and your troop to use at the National Online Store.
And the new volunteer will win the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting, as well as a Journey, adult guide, and badge pack of their choice to jump start the fun with Girl Scouts!
Invite as many friends as you can to volunteer with Girl Scouts. Once they’ve completed their membership form and volunteer application, notify us by filling out this short form, and if you’re one of the first 500 volunteers to invite a friend, you win! Offer ends 11/20/13.
Have a question? Don’t be shy! Contact Valarie Moseley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.312.4764, ext. 1308.
Stop by one of our Early Bird events in June! Submit troop registrations, receive help with financial reports, and enjoy light refreshments and a few surprises!
Thursday June 28 – Open until 6:00 pm in Dexter, Joplin, and Springfield
And don’t forget: The retail shops are also open until 6pm! Stop in while you drop off your registrations, and see what’s new.
Be part of the solution.
Help us kick off the Year of the Girl by joining us for a focus group discussion about our council structure.
Volunteers and service units are vital to the execution of our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place… As we move forward into a second century of Girl Scouting, we want to ensure that our structures are aligned with our goals of increased growth and effective service delivery.
We hope you will take this opportunity to be heard and to be a part of the solution.
Share your thoughts and ideas at one of the following:
• Life Church, Sikeston 1/9/12 at 6:30 pm
• Cape Girardeau Service Center 1/10/12 at 6:00 pm
• Jefferson City Service Center 1/10/12 at 6:00 pm
• Springfield Service Center 1/10/12 at 6:30 pm
• Sacajawea-West, Sedalia 1/12/12 at 6:00 pm
• Infinite Entertainment, Houston 1/12/12 at 6:30 pm
• Joplin Satellite Office 1/12/12 at 7:00 pm
• Temple Baptist Annex, Poplar Bluff 1/14/12 at 1:00 pm
• Columbia TBA
• Miller or Maries County TBA
Space is limited. RSVP by Friday, January 6.
Shandon Hill: email@example.com or x1121
Alyx Chevalier: firstname.lastname@example.org or x1420
Sherrey Young: email@example.com or x1331
Light refreshments will be provided.
As you know, 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.
Keeping with the storytelling theme, I reached out to a volunteer recently to get an on the ground perspective on a journey in progress. “I have enjoyed the journey with the girls. Most of what we did came directly from the journey books, as we didn’t think we could truly test the journey unless we followed it closely,” she states. “As we progressed, the girls were more and more outspoken and confident in expressing their ideas… A number of them said they would try it again. It was evident that the effects of the project are both positive and sustainable, potentially reaching many more students and their families.”
Specifically, the girls were participating in a remake project—taking stock of the media in their lives, of issues in the community, creating a piece of media that better reflects the realities of their world. To continue sharing this message (which is the final step to the Influence Award), the girls were creating a public service announcement.
“I asked the girls what they have gotten out of our journey. They told me that they had never thought about the power of the messages in the media. They said that they gained leadership skills by bringing their media remake into their schools and being guides and leaders for all the other students. It was evident that the girls felt empowered by the fact that so many students followed their lead and participated in their remake project. They reported that they learned how to work with adults, and how important communication is and how difficult at times.”
Do you have any Journey success stories to share?
Next Week is National Volunteer Week. The GSMH Blog will be spotlighting stories around Volunteer Week. Stay tuned…