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2012-2013 Annual Report

her story...

Making History.


History is Her Story, Too Dear Friends, Innovators. Explorers. Creators. We know that girls are capable of forging new and exciting paths when they are empowered to do so. Did you know that girls in Iowa have received patents-pending for their original creations? Or that 85% of girls who participate in the Cookie Program develop essential money management skills at a very young age? We rely on many people to encourage this new generation of girls to dream big, and to become the agents of change that our world truly needs. Through Girl Scouting, we are continually striving to help girls become the next generation of leaders who make history into her story. What Girl Scout who sold you cookies this year is going to be our first female governor? Which Girl Scout who developed people skills at camp last summer will become the first female president? Here at Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, we serve nearly 14,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 67 counties in Iowa, two in South Dakota, and one in Nebraska. With the financial support of donors who are passionate about empowering the next generation of female leaders, we are able to provide programming or services to our thousands of members. With the support and dedication to our adult volunteers, we are able to bring the valuable experience of Girl Scouting to the young girls in our communities and our lives. Thank you for helping us build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Sincerely,

Board of Directors 2012-2013 Board Chair

Janet Phipps Burkhead

1st Vice President Shannon Duval

2nd Vice President Valarie Vest


Dr. Gina Schochenmaier


Joe Heffernan

Members-At-Large Barb Adams Jennifer Beal Mary Bontrager Susan Davis Rhonda Fitchett Martha Krone Elizabeth Meyer Debbie Newsom Carrie Theisen

Board Development Committee Chair: Shannon Duval Jennifer Beal Renee Hardman Erin Johnson Phil Hall Anjela Shutts


Janet Phipps Burkhead Jamie Boersma Board Chair Chief Executive Officer Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa


girls attended events, series, were part of a troop, or customized their Girl Scout experience as individual Girl Scouts.


girls participated in the largest girl-led business in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program

In Girl Scouts, girls turn history into her story by discovering themselves and the world, connecting with others, and taking action to create change. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increased understanding, skills, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.


adult volunteers supported girls through troops, series, or other programs

1,629 girls attended resident camp.


girls participated in Councilsponsored programs.


Every girl deserves to benefit from the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. With the help of community support and private donations, we offer after-school programs and day camps that provide girls from low-income or underserved communities the opportunity to develop essential leadership skills.


Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa survey data (2013) has shown that girls from underserved communities who participate in our after-school series develop a strong sense of self, become resourceful problem solvers, develop positive values, and build their critical thinking skills while working in a supportive, group environment.

Girl Scouts

in every community Trinity Trinity, age 8, was first introduced to Girl Scouting through a summer day camp held at the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families in Des Moines. During the day camp, Trinity became a better listener, developed her ability to focus on the projects at hand, and learned how to follow directions. Months after the camp ended, Trinity attended a Girl Scout after-school program at Findley Elementary, where she truly embodied the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Throughout the afternoon, Trinity reminded the other girls to “behave” by using nice words, raising their hands, and listening to others because, “That’s what we do in Girl Scouts! That’s how Girl Scouts act!”


challenge& change

The Challenge & Change Grant

Girl Scouts in Charles City and Algona participated in the Challenge and Change grant and created programs to support healthy living in their communities. Through the grant, girls received a comprehensive curriculum, instruction by specially trained Girl Scout program staff, and mentoring by community champions. The girls also received seed funding to launch their projects. Charles City Girl Scouts improved their community by planning, building, and installing several stretching/exercise stations along the newly created river walk. The girls plan to continue their project this year by developing an additional exercise station, and the high school physical education instructor plans to incorporate the stations into a fitness program for students. In Algona, Girl Scout troops chose to address the problems of relational aggression by developing anti-bullying projects designed for 4th and 5th grade girls in their community. Facts about Challenge and Change: • Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture via a grant program only available to Girl Scouts, 4H, and FFA programs. • Focus is on teenagers taking action in their communities. • Designed to help girls in communities of less than 10,000 residents plan and start sustainable, long-term community projects. • Only 22 communities across the country are chosen each year to participate.


The girls in Charles City Troop 20528 wanted to improve the lives of those in their community, and decided to take on the enormous project of developing, funding and building an extensive network of fitness stations.

“This experience really helped me to become more confident with myself around others. This project shows that we have amazing girl leadership in the community, and that Girl Scouts have the capabilities to create a project people will use, that we want to see change in the community and not just amongst ourselves.� - Kirstin, age 16



While women now outnumber men on college campuses 130 to 100, women account for less than 20% of the bachelor’s degrees in engineering, computer science and physics. Girl Scouts is striving to give young girls the courage to act on their interests in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) through programs like FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL), FIRST® Tech Challenge, and the Believe in Girls event.

When girls participate in any of the FIRST® robotics programs, learning to program a robot is only a small piece of the puzzle. Every year, teams of enthusiastic Girl Scouts learn what it means to be a part of a team, and develop their problem-solving skills as they work toward a solution for a real-life issue scientists are trying to solve. Girl Scouts who participate in our STEM-related programs: • believe their experience will help them do better in school; • are more open to ask for help when needed; • have more interest in a STEM career; • and believe that if they choose a STEM career, they will make a difference, help people, and or/help the environment. Source: Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Survey Data (2013)


The Nerd Herd, a Girl Scout

FIRST® LEGO® League team from Council Bluffs, has been developing their problemsolving skills and learning about technology in FLL for four years. With all they have learned through building their robots and creating innovative solutions to real problems, the girls decided to take a year off from FLL competitions to pursue a patent for one of their creations! The Nerd Herd is following in the footsteps of The Flying Monkeys, a GirI Scouts of Greater Iowa FLL team whose prosthetic hand creation, BOB-1, won the Global Innovation Award in 2010 and has successfully been patented. These young women are a true testament to the amazing feats girls can accomplish and the wonderful opportunities provided by Girl Scouts and FIRST® LEGO® League.

“I accomplished something I never thought I could do!”

Four enthusiastic Girl Scout teams took their robots on the road, advancing to the State Competition: o Robotitans from Council Bluffs (above right) o The Dotted Ladybugs from Des Moines (above) o Sanford Solutions from Sioux City o Time Lords from Webster City (right)


camp Girl Scout Camp is so much more than an unforgettable outdoor experience… Camp is a place for self-discovery, sisterhood, fun, and personal growth. It is where girls from every walk of life come together to learn and share in a truly one-of-a-kind experience. With the exciting experiences offered by our three unique summer camps, girls learn new things and make new friends that last a lifetime. Whether they’re developing their courage on the high-ropes course, building their confidence by performing an original play for their campmates, or showing their character by being a sister to all Girl Scouts, girls who attend camp are learning skills that will follow them long after they’ve left the warmth of their last campfire. In 2013: • 1,629 girls attended resident camp, representing 63 of the 67 counties in our Council. •18% of girls that attended camp received campership assistance. 10

“Camp taught me to be happy with myself. It’s like a second home for me,full of people who care.”


Camp Sacajawea Camper 2009-2013 Camp Staff 2014 “Camp taught me to be happy with myself. It’s like a second home for me, full of people who care. And the best part is that no one cares who you are at home. They just care about who you are when you’re at camp. Camp changed me by making me a better person and helped me accept myself.” Like Rachael, many girls have such a life-changing experience during their own summers at resident camp that they attend Counselor-in-Training sessions and return as camp counselors once they have graduated and become adult Girl Scouts. Rachael wanted to share the supportive, caring environment that helped her develop a strong sense of self with a new generation of campers, and will be returning to Camp Sacajawea this summer to do just that. 11

Girl Recognitions and Troop Profit

Girl and Volunteer Services

How the Cookie Crumbles

Cost of Sale

The Product Program helps ensure strong programming and great opportunities for girls. 73% of Cookie Program proceeds directly support our girls and volunteers.

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Each year, Girl Scouts take part in the largest girl-led business in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Not only is the Cookie Program the biggest financial-literacy program for girls, but it also gives millions of future businesswomen their first formal lessons in five essential skills. A Girl Scout learns goal setting when she decides to aim for earning an iPad by selling 900 boxes of cookies. She learns money management as she counts change to her customers at a booth sale. She develops business ethics by being honest and fair to her customers about cookie prices. She works on her decisionmaking skills as she decides how to use the Cookie Dough she has earned. She develops people skills as she creates a business pitch and presents it to shoppers at her local grocery store. Significantly, more than half of girls (55%) across the nation who participated in the Cookie Program achieved all 5 of these essential skills, and had a blast while they did it! In 2013, we held our second direct-sales Cookie Program, in which girls had cookies on hand to sell to their customers. As a result: • A total of 9,186 girls participated in the Cookie Program. • A total of 142,045 cases of cookies were sold. • 181 was our ‘per-girl selling average’—representing an increase of 13 boxes per girl.

Gracie, age 9, dreams big and sets goals that are even

bigger every year during the Girl Scout Cookie Program. In 2013, Gracie set her sights on selling 800 boxes of cookies—enough to pay for almost three summer camp sessions! Using the Cookie Program’s five skills, Gracie met her goal and attended Pony Tails, her favorite camp session, and created wonderful memories. Through the Cookie Program, Gracie has gained more confidence. She is less shy when approaching potential cookie customers, and has learned how to set goals and reach them.


TakeAction: GoldAward Recipients

Taking Action is Girl Scouts’ way to make the world a better place. A Take Action project creates sustainable solutions to real issues and needs in a Girl Scout’s community. • Girls who engage in Take Action (especially through the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards) report that their Take Action projects help them be prepared to Take Action in the future. • Personal empowerment (Taking Action) is difficult for girls, but experiencing the GSLE can lead to significant growth in girls’ Take Action leadership skills. • Participating in Environmental Service in Girl Scouts is one of the strongest predictors of girls’ Environmental Stewardship (see finding under GS and the Outdoors). More than 2/3 of Girl Scouts volunteer for an environmental cause through Girl Scouts, and 8% do so every month. Source: Service Learning Capacity Building Grant: 2009-2011; More than S’Mores: Growing Strong Girls & Courageous Leaders through Girl Scout Outdoor Program (2014)

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, is presented to less than one percent of the 2.3 million girl members each year. This prestigious award challenges girls to change the world by completing a minimum of 80 hours of service work showcasing extraordinary leadership through measurable and sustainable Take Action projects in their community.

Rachael Meehan


Rachael discovered that her community was missing documentation for years of rich history, so she decided to take on the process of preserving memories for all future generations. She spent countless hours preserving 100-year-old historic documents and photographs digitally and storing them on flash drives to preserve them so no one would miss out on the history of her community.

Mariah Dougherty


Mariah focused on increasing cultural awareness in her community by providing education opportunities about different cultures. These opportunities included building a peace crane tree and peace pole, and holding a multicultural dinner for her community.

Sharrie Stammer


Sharrie’s project addressed the issue of literacy of children from low-income households in her community. Through collected donations and her own funds, Sharrie created a walking library for children in a local low-income day care in order to give the children full access to books.


“GirlScouting is not just something forgirls to do after schooluntil they’re ‘tooold.’ It’s something that sticks with us for a lifetime!” Cassie Waage

NationalYoung Woman of Distinction


Cassie wanted to encourage the value of good nutrition in children from low-income households in her community. Cassie provided a local day care with window boxes for plants, a storage shed, gardening supplies, and a pathway to a nearby garden to empower the girls and their teachers to grow fresh, healthy foods.

Isabelle Reusch


Isabelle saw a need in her community after a fire destroyed a portion of the church where all of the children’s books and materials were stored. She created activity bags for all of the children, helped build stands to store the bags, and then expanded her project to provide these resources to other churches and businesses in her community.

Kaitlyn Van Weelden


Kaitlyn wanted to help her local hospital after she learned that, due to new protocol, they had to remove all toys and books from their waiting rooms, causing distress for visiting children. She put together activity bags for the children that could be taken home with them, therefore, following all hospital protocol. Additionally, Katilyn put a plan in place to have volunteers and sponsors assist in the continued creation of the activity bags.

Katie Jacobson Each year, Girl Scouts who earn the prestigious Gold Award are given the opportunity to apply to become a National Young Woman of Distinction (NYWD). This national recognition is given by Girl Scouts of the United States of America to 10 Girl Scouts whose projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue. Katie Jacobsen of St. Charles was the first Girl Scout in Iowa to receive this honor, in recognition of her 2012 Gold Award project building bat houses in her community. Katie is now attending Iowa State University, where she is pursuing a degree in Environmental Science.


Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Donors

We gratefully acknowledge the following donors who made gifts between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. Dream Builder

Dream Builders have pledged $1,000/year for five years

Donna Barry Dale and Jamie Boersma Leslie Byers Darren and Pat Grote Joyce Hanes Sara Schroeder Sheila Tipton Dave and Margo Underwood

Girl Scout Gold Champion $100,000+

United Way of Central Iowa

Girl Scout Silver Champion $50,000-99,999

United Way of the Midlands

Girl Scout Bronze Champion $25,000-49,999

Estate of Delbert and Mary Laudner United States Department of Agriculture United Way of Siouxland

Girl Scout Emerald Society $10,000-24,999

Fort Dodge United Way and Community Foundation Governor’s STEM Scale-Up Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Prairie Meadows Racetrack United Way of Story County The Wellmark Foundation

Girl Scout Advocate $5,000-9,999

Individuals David and Aprile Goodman James Sipe


Organizations Le Mars United Way Marshalltown Area United Way National TTT Society NBCUniversal Media, LLC Principal Financial Group Foundation Rockwell Collins Trinity Health United Way of Spencer

Gold Level Supporters $1,000 - 4,999

Individuals William and Mary Jo Allen Wanda Armstrong Dave and Susan Bailey Lori A. Calhoun Robert and Mary Jo Charleston Paul and Susan Davis Joan Eness Don and Melinda Furman Timothy and Jennifer Galvin June Goplerud James Heidt James Holcomb and Linda Moller Mike and Susan House Estate of Howard Hurley Phillip and Martha Krone Kim McCormick Harold and Judy Melanson Harris and Katy Seidel Carrie Theisen Paul and Therese Wielage Organizations Algona Service Unit American Equity Investment Life Ins. Co. Bankers Trust Company Bituminous Materials Camp Tanglefoot Inc. Cargill Casey’s Charities CDS Global, Inc. DMACC DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred Equitrust FIRST/John Deere Gabus Automotive Group Good Neighbor Fund of Okoboji Google Growing Green Communities, Inc. GSUSA/Motorola First Robotics Hy-Vee Iowa Realty Foundation Iowa State University College of Engineering Iowa Women’s Foundation Knock Farming Kohl’s Foundation Meredith Corporation MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. Midland National Life Ins. Co.

Osage Community Chest Pottawattamie County Community Foundation Principal Financial Group Promise Partners/IDHS Pottawattamie County Rasmussen Foundation Fund Scheels Storm Lake Community Chest The Iowa Clinic UnitedHealthcare United Way of Grinnell United Way of Jasper County United Way of Marion County United Way of Vermillion UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Silver Level Supporters $500 - 999

Individuals Joseph Barnes Jennifer Beal Scott Bock Bo Bobolinski Nathan Brewer Janet Phipps Burkhead Judith Corcoran Mike Glynn Mike and Lynn Greenwood Ann Hanes Helen J. Noah Revocable Trust Dan Keough William Leaver Kevin and Camille Liudahl Mahoney-Hill Charitable Fund Trust Elizabeth Meyer Cyneva Myers Robert Myers Ginger Nearmyer Debbie Newsom Arthur and Jane Reese Heather A. Schager Carol Smith David Steffens Robert and Suzan Stewart Michelle Swanson Roy and Connie Tesene Valarie Vest Ione Wilkens Kent and Michelle York Organizations Appanoose County United Way Belmond Area United Way

Bartlett & West Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation Curries Denman & Company, LLP Deter Motor Company Doll Distributing Electrical Engineering & Equipment Co. Fox Engineering Associates Gerkin Windows and Doors Golden Kernel Snacks GSUSA John Deere Financial Keller Construction Knapp Properties Konami Gaming NCMIC P.I.P. Farm, Inc. QSP, Inc. The IMT Group United Fund of Eldora Walmart Foundation Waste Management

Bronze Level Supporters $100 - 499

Individuals John and Barbara Aalfs Barb Adams Helen Adams Kip and Debbie Albertson Jennifer Allamby Curtis and Brandi Allen Marilyn Amendt Kermit Anderson Charlotte Arends Craig Armstrong Steve Armstrong Alyce Bailey Kim Bakey Angela Banks Nathan Barber Jody Barber and Alison Robinson Luann Basart Adam Berry Aaron Beutler Russell and Betty Beving Lisa Bianco Sam and Louise Billmeyer Linda Bisgaard Bruce Blasberg John Boehmer

Mary Bontrager Ron Bowden Rose Braxton Scott Brennan Deb Brewer-Cotlar Monica Brich Robert Bridges, Jr. Dory Briles Dick Brown Gail Bryant Matt and Angela Bryant Nancy Byrd Tim and Laura Butler Heidi Buttolph Rick and Kathleen Chabot Julia Cira Ryan Clausen Mary Clough Crystal Coburn Donald Coffin Candy Comstock Pamela Coop Dorie Coughenour Jeffrey Coughlin Darrell and Janice Coy Eric and Kathy Crowell Kevin and Sandy Crowley Jerry and Sue Currie Kari Davis Marion and Cynthia Denger Jennifer Denne Julie Dixon Margaret Dixon MJ Dolan William Dolezal Scott Doll Cliff and Kathy Douglas Amy Drummer Robert Dunaway Shannon Duval Mary Edelen Tina Eick James D. Elmer Jeffrey and Janet Elwer Kevin Evans Melissa Fischer Brian Fitch Rhonda Fitchett Michael Foley Cynthia Forr Kate Foster Sandi Frost Sally Frotscher

Amy Gadbaw Kenneth and Jennifer Gauley Bryan and Kim Gaylor Amy Getty David Giildenzopf Marvin Gilliland Joel Gjerde Michael Glidewell Linda Goeldner Gretchen Gondek Al and Rita Goranson Senator and Mrs. Charles Grassley Alan Gross GSGI Ankeny SU642 GSGI Atlantic Troop 40116 GSGI Des Moines Troop 919 GSGI Johnston SU659 GSGI Raccoon Valley SU660 GSGI Sioux City Troop 30337 GSGI South Des Moines SU650 Corine Hadley Ruth Hamilton John and Dolores Hanna Mark Hanson Sue Haskell Mike Hatfield Denise Hays Joe Heffernan Lynda Heggestad Kimberly Heinecke Kent Henning Jeri Le Henry Sara Hill Jennifer Hochberger Margaret Maxine Hoffman Marcia Holsinger Thomas and Pat Horton Laurie Hoskins Andrea Houk Bill and Sherilyn Hudson Keith M. Huls Kristin Hunter David Hurd Heidi Hutton John Irving Brad Isaak Julie Jackowski Amber Jaminet Donald Jayne Dave and Brenda Jermier Bruce Johnson Dick and Gene Johnson Karl and Lois Johnson

Susan Judkins Josten Eric Kafton Bruce Kalin Ron Keller Constance J. Kelley Arlene Kjeldseth John and Sue Kmet Mike Knapp Richard Knecht Kelsey Knowles Chris Kuchta Kathleen and Amber Kuecker Joanne Kurimski Jeffrey Kushkowski Janette Larkin Terry and Kathy Lebo Lacresa Lee Suzanne Lemon Gary Levinson and Jackie Armstrong Dennis Linderbaum Laura Lindstrom Lacey Loewe Steve and Barbara Lombardi Denise Lopez Richard Lozier Lorry Luscri Carl and Janet Lust Christina Luther Paul MacGregor Harriet Macomber Tyler Marsh David Massey John Matovina Lorraine May Jodie Clark McDougal Phillip and Juleen McGrath Howard McPhail Pam Meyer Gary Mishler Jennifer Moore Mary Motz Debra Moyer Lou Jean Moyer Carylann Mucha James and Diane Murphy Lisa Nakashima Isabel Neibergall-Crowell Nathan Hehr and Stephanie Nettleton Gerard Neugent Tim Neugent Linda Nissen

Robert Noiva Susan Norris Sharon Northrup Ed O’Connor Jennifer Oliver Jeannette Olson Don and Kathy Ott Gary Palmer Jonathan and Rosemary Parson Phyllis Pearson Allen and Patricia Petersen Mary Louise Petersen Dana Petrowsky W. Thomas Phillips Robert and Mary Powell Sharon Powell J. Edward Power Richard and Joyce Price Matt and Joanne Purtill Pamela M. Quinlan Suku Radia Sid Ramsey Susan Ramsey Brad Randall William and Janine Reames Kirk Reinert Fred and Nancy Retz Kim Reynolds Bonnie Richards Jana Rieker Ben and Kim Rivera Marie Robb Rick and Rebecca Roghair Jeanne Rooney-Graves Jessica Rosewall Janet Rowley Dawn Rye Gina Schochenmaier Lynn Schreder Jacqueline Schuessler Jodi Selby Kathy Shannon Greg Shireman Gail Shook Bryant and Jami Siefken Sue Sieh Dale Smith Gladys Smith Nathan and Amy Smith Walt Smith Patricia Smolen Gabrielle Snyder Mary Sorensen

Dawn Southwick Melonie A. Spear Stephen W. Spencer Jon Steinhoff Steve Stephenson Robert and Suzan Stewart Wayne and Paula Stewart William and Shirley Stoyles Randy Strong Cindi Summers Lindsey Swartwood Steve Sypal Peter and Carol Taggart John Taylor Terry Taylor James Thomas James and Linda Tjaden Mary Lou Topp Tim Tousey Chad and Tricia Tramp Sandi Tucker-Stanbro Delwin Van Wyk Michael B. Vaughan Michelle Vaughan Lee and Janet Wahlert Lauretta Walker Bill Walljasper Rick Wanamaker Mark and Jodi Wandro Valerie Wanner Anthony and Mary Wells Robert and Patricia West Jason Willis Rich and Kim Willis Terry and Sheila Wilson Sandy Wittorf Elaine Wolf Fred Wolf Connie Wubbena Mike and Lori Yanacheak Susan Zawacky Organizations A.M. Anderson Properties AXA Foundation CBS Staffing, LLC Christian Printers Chrysalis Foundation Citizens State Foundation City of Everly Civitan International CJM Financial Inc. Curwood Shrink Packaging

Daybreak Rotary Club of Fort Dodge Des Moines AHEPA 192 Charitable Trust Des Moines Police Department Don Stevens, LLC GAP Foundation Gatr Truck Center Global Spectrum Harding Lodge #649 Henkel Construction Co. Hockenberg Newburgh Home State Bank Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. Houghton State Bank IADG Community Foundation Iowa Diamond Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Assoc Iowa Speedway Foundation K & N Excavating & Draining, Inc. Kansas City Life Ins. Co. Kiwanis Club of Fort Dodge/Golden K Kramer & Associates Mahaska Communication Group McCormick & Associates P.C. Mechdyne Corporation Medco Lab, Inc. Mid-American Midwest Wheel Companies National TTT Society/Chapter A.Q. Nationwide Foundation NAWBO of Central Iowa New Cooperative Over the Top, LLC Overhead Door Co. of Mason City P. Buckley Moss Society Peiker-Piatchek Associates Pioneer Animal Hospital Poindexter Flooring, Inc. Primary Source Rowat Cut Stone & Marble Scott’s Foods Select Networks Sheraton West Des Moines Springtail LLC Stam Chocolaterie Systemworks LLC The Garden Grill The Meredith Corporation Foundation Tracy Hough Insurance Agency Inc. Urbandale Lions Club US Bank


Van Diest Supply Co. Walsh Door & Hardware Co. Wesley United Methodist Church Men’s Club WHKS & Co. Ziegler Cat

United Way and Community Fund Support Appanoose County United Way Belmond Area United Way Brown County United Way Central IA Combined Federal Campaign Charles City Community Foundation Fort Dodge Community Foundation & United Way Le Mars United Way Marion County United Way Marshalltown Area United Way Northern Lights Combined Federal Campaign Osage Community Chest Schleswig Community Chest Spirit Lake Good Neighbor Fund Storm Lake Community Chest United Fund Eldora United Way of Boone County United Way of Central Iowa United Way of Jasper County United Way of Siouxland United Way of Spencer United Way of Story County United Way of the Midlands United Way of Vermillion United Way of Wapello County


Volunteer Service Donations Rona Berinobis (The Wellmark Foundation) Angela Ferguson (Wal-Mart Foundation) Reba Henze (MidAmerican Energy Foundation) Jeananne Kompsie (The Wellmark Foundation) Melissa Marley (The Wellmark Foundation) Denise McClure (Nationwide Foundation) Barbara Parks (MidAmerican Energy Foundation) Sharon Post (The Wellmark Foundation) Shannon Turner (The Wellmark Foundation) Lysa Younquist (John Deere Financial)

Memorial Donations In memory of Dorothy O’Connor Rebecca Fritzsche In memory of Isabelle Carpenter Sara Hill In memory of Karen Grode Ann Hanes Joyce Hanes Kathleen and Amber Kuecker In memory of Shirley Seipman Jon and Billie Welch

Thank you for your support!

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Financial Statements For the Year Ended September 30, 2013

Balance Sheet

Year Ended Year Ended

9/30/10 9/30/12 ASSETS


Year Ended Year Ended 9/30/13

Other Public Support $66,805 $414,950 1.2% 7.7% United Way Support

Cash & Investments Inventory Prepaid Expenses Receivables Land, Building & Equipment TOTAL ASSETS

LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Debt Other Liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES

$5,610,950 5,326,931 $5,446,765 $ $ 5,370,016 $416,572 149,386 $257,663 $ $ 257,662 $40,943 $71,454 $ 34,346 $ 90,177 $362,313 361,372 $264,457 $ $ 277,211 $4,819,100 4,935,638 $4,739,730 $ $ 4,868,686 $11,249,878 $10,780,069 $ 10,807,673 $ 10,863,752

$ $ $165,156 203,665 $201,577 - $- $ $- $ $ $ $177,446 200,714 $180,253 $ $ $342,602 404,379 $381,830

$ $ 4,868,686 $4,819,100 4,935,638 $4,739,730 $ $ 257,662 $416,572 149,386 $257,663 $ $ 3,914,028 $4,219,838 3,767,235 $3,895,169 $ $ 204,746 $198,116 297,385 $252,027 $ $ 1,253,650 $1,253,650 1,253,650 $1,253,650 $ 10,403,294 $ 10,498,772 $10,907,276 $10,398,239


$ 10,807,673 $ 10,863,752 $11,249,878 $10,780,069

REVENUE Public Support United Way Support Program Service Fees Merchandise Sales, net Investment Income Special Events, net Other TOTAL PUBLIC SUPPORT & REVENUE EXPENSES Service to Troops Resident Camp Troop Camp Management & General Fundraising & Outreach TOTAL EXPENSES CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

$351,086 6.5%

Program Service Fees $478,146 8.9%

195,165 169,815 364,980

NET ASSETS Investment in Property & Equipment Investment in Inventory Undesignated Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted TOTAL NET ASSETS

Statement of Activities

Fiscal Year 2013


Year Ended Year Ended Year Ended Year Ended 9/30/10 9/30/12 9/30/13 9/30/11 $529,505 397,829 $414,950 $ $ 469,360 $313,375 341,984 $351,086 $ $ 274,847 $496,479 381,389 $478,146 $ $ 484,161 $214,584 170,021 $55,607 $ $ 200,599 $601,553 261,973 $349,561 $ $ (23,258) $3,919,770 3,426,022 $3,679,957 $ $ 3,649,131 $79,129 $66,805 $ 347,151 $ 391,670 $6,154,395 5,326,369 $5,396,112 $ $ 5,446,510

Merchandise Sales, net $55,607 1% Investment Income $349,561 6.5%

Special Events, net $3,679,957 68.2%


Fiscal Year 2013

Fundraising & Outreach $459,775 7.79% Management & General $472,887 8% Troop Camp $103,986 1.76%

$3,471,909 2,913,282 $3,534,165 $ $ 3,203,547 $1,261,277 959,302 $1,334,336 $ $ 1,223,253 $ 71,074 $ 83,204 $86,047 $103,986 $ $ 419,622 $453,087 377,942 $472,887 $ $ 421,406 $473,571 461,976 $459,775 $ $ 5,351,032 $5,745,891 4,783,576 $5,905,149 $408,504 542,793 $(509,037) $ $


Resident Camp $1,334,336 22.6% Service to Troops $3,534,165 59.85%


The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law. The Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa 10715 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322 - 3733 Direct: (515) 278-2881 or (800) 342-8389



Offical Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013