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a newsletter for girl scout cadettes, seniors, and ambassadors

fall 2013

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors Go to Washington Girl Scouts from across the council traveled to Washington DC in July for a five-day, four-night trip packed with activities. Girls enjoyed visiting the Smithsonian, The National Zoo—one of only four zoos in the US with pandas, and visits to famous national monuments and government buildings. Check out page 8 to see where GSMH is going next so you can start making plans to join in the fun!

Young Women of Distinction Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland was pleased to honor its 2013 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients at a special ceremony in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, June 1. Through the generosity of longtime Girl Scout volunteer and supporter Harryette Campbell of Sikeston, Missouri, every Girl Scout Gold Award recipient this year will receive a lifetime membership in Girl Scouts at no cost to them. This year’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipients are: Kady Barrett

Chandler Essary

Robyn Slusher

Katie Blake

Samantha Follis

Megan Bockting

Courtney Grimes Holly Troyer

Lauren Coffer

Kate Gumper

Kassandra Stanley

Methma Udawatta

Are You a 2013-2014 Registered Girl Scout?

Heather Dickson

Katie Mills

Amanda Wadkins

If not, be sure to re-register either online with ROSE at girlscoutsmoheartland.org/rose or by completing a paper membership form and returning it to GSMH!

Josie Dittlinger

Katelyn Pensel

Shelby Wadkins

Jodie Dolan

Melissa Rapp

Adrianna Espy

Riley Skaggs

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc.

Rachel Williams

877-312-4764 • girlscoutsmoheartland.org • gscouts@girlscoutsmoheartland.org


program

september 2013– january 2014

events PROGRAM KEY Girl Scout Daisies Girl Scout Brownies Girl Scout Juniors

CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Go Challenge

In problem-solving and teamwork-building games, you will use skills in critical and creative thinking, communication, and cooperation to solve scenarios together with this traveling low ropes course.

Option 1: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Mintahama Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/20/13 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

All Girl Scouts Girl Scout Cadettes Girl Scout Seniors Girl Scout Ambassadors

Option 2: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/11/13 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 3: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Mintahama Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/18/14 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

CONNECT through healthy relationships.

Troop Camping

If your troop is ready to go camping but needs a bit of “firsttimer” help, then make this your destination. We’ll handle all of the planning and leading for the weekend. There will also be plenty of time for your troop to do their own thing! This weekend will be fun for first-time and experienced campers alike.

Option 4: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

OVERNIGHT!

Option 1: Friday Oct. 4–Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Friday–4:00 p.m. Saturday Location: Finbrooke Progam Center Registration Deadline: 9/20/13 MIN/MAX: 40/100 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: $20.00

OVERNIGHT!

Option 2: Friday, April 25–Saturday, April 26, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. Friday–4:00 p.m. Saturday Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/16/14 MIN/MAX: 40/100 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: $20.00

OVERNIGHT!

Want to take your troop camping on your own but haven’t had a chance to take Basic Outdoor Skills training? Register for the training scheduled for the same day as this troop camping overnight!

Option 3: Friday, June 14–Saturday June 15, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. Friday–4:00 p.m. Saturday Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/30/14 MIN/MAX: 40/100 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: $20.00

DISCOVER new challenges in the world.

3, 2, 1...Blast Off!

T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...BLAST OFF! Spend the day being a NASA scientist. You will learn about rockets, build your own, and send it into outer space. You will make predictions on your rocket’s flight pattern, test its distances, and use your scientific brain to improve the rocket’s design. Register early or risk floating off into space. Each participant will get to build and keep her own rocket. We will tie in the It’s Your Story–Tell It! Journeys and links will be sent home for further explanation. Please bring a sack lunch! Option 1: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/20/13 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 2: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Jefferson City, MO Registration Deadline: 9/20/13 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

Don’t Forget!

You can use Girl Scout Cookie Credit cards to pay for your event registration fees!

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DISCOVER critical-thinking skills.

Take Aim 1—Continued from below

Magic of Chemistry: Discovery of Crystallography

In honor of the International Year of Crystallography, 2014, Girl Scouts will dive into the world of crystals! Encompassing all scientific subjects, participants will discover the principles behind the discovery of DNA’s structure, similarity between diamonds and pencils, uniqueness of snowflakes, and much more. Four laboratories, managed by University of Missouri’s studying scientists, will educate you on the fundamentals of waves, differences between refraction and diffraction, operating microscopes, and fashioning crystals in a hands-on, entertaining style! Then continue your discovery at home with the It’s Your Planet—Change It! Journey. Links will be provided. This program is funded by grants and the support of sponsors and collaborators at a cost of more than $20 per person. Because of their generosity, the fee for you and adults is only $10. This cost includes lunch, a T-shirt, and patch. A 1:4 ratio of adults to girls is necessary; therefore, registered adults will be evenly distributed among all girls in attendance. Adults will assist you with experiments and help the program host manage her group of 20+ girls. NOTE: For safety and insurance reasons, infants, children, and adults not participating in the program are not permitted in the program areas. Please indicate T-shirt sizes on your registration form. (adult sizes only) Option 1: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Columbia, MO Registration Deadline: 9/27/13 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: $10.00

Option 4: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Cherokee Ridge Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/27/13 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 Option 5: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/04/13 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 Option 6: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Location: Mintahama Program Center Registration Deadline: 3/11/14 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 Option 7: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Mintahama Program Center Registration Deadline: 3/11/14 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 DISCOVER positive values.

Vertical Girls

Going up! Challenge yourself by tackling the climbing/rappelling tower at Finbrooke Program Center. Climb the rock wall, enjoy a great view from 40 feet in the sky, and then rappel your way back down. Option 1: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Finbooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/04/13 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: Free to obseve

Option 2: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Columbia, MO Registration Deadline: 2/14/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: $10.00 DISCOVER practical life skills.

Take Aim 1

Wish you could shoot like Katniss Everdeen? Come experience the archery ranges at our Girl Scout Program Centers! Take Aim 1 will teach participants the fundamentals of archery. Learn range etiquette, equipment, safety and how to shoot. Be prepared to shoot multiple times! This course will prepare you for Take Aim 2. Option 1: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Location: Cherokee Ridge Program Center s tion Registration Deadline: 9/27/13 e e op Mor ailabl MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 av ove b Option 2: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/27/13 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00

Option 3: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/27/13 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00

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Option 2: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Finbooke Progam Center Registration Deadline: 3/21/14 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe DISCOVER practical life skills.

Take Aim 2

Ready to shoot like Katniss Everdeen now? Take Aim 2 is the second level of the archery program at our Girl Scout Program Centers! Now that you have learned the basics, you can develop your shooting skills! This program will allow you to practice new skills and become a confident archer. Prerequisite: Take Aim 1 Option 1: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ons opti le! e r o b Location: Silver Meadows Program Center M ila ava rn the Registration Deadline: 10/04/13 u T e. pag 3 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00


Option 2: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/11/13 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 Option 3: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/11/13 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 Option 4: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Location: Cherokee Ridge Program Center Registration Deadline: 2/21/14 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 Option 5: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Cherokee Ridge Program Center Registration Deadline: 2/21/14 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 Option 6: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Location: Mintahama Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/04/14 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 Option 7: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Mintahama Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/04/14 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 CONNECT with conflict resolution.

Challenge Games

Can you work together in ground-based and low ropes challenges? Some problem solving and teamwork-building games will be about pushing individual boundaries; others will be about thinking creatively, communication, and cooperating to reach a goal. Option 1: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Finbooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/11/13 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 2: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/11/13 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 3: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 3/21/14 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 4: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Finbooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

REMEMBER ...

Many troops register to attend programs as a group, but you may attend any program for your age level as an individual (adult chaperone required). Email a LLS at programs@ girlscoutsmoheartland.org if you have questions!

CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Sports Lock-in at MSU

Come cheer the MSU Lady Bears Volleyball team on to victory and then spend the night at Hammons Student Center experiencing a wide variety of sports. You’ll get a private autograph session with the Lady Bears and then earn parts of the athlete-themed badges for each age level. The rest of the night will be spent playing volleyball, basketball, racquetball, and other games. End the night watching a movie. Cost for girls includes a patch. Bring your own snacks and breakfast.

OVERNIGHT!

Take Aim 2—Continued from Page 3

Date: Friday, Nov. 8–Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Friday–8:00 a.m. Saturday Location: Missouri State University, Springfield Registration Deadline: 10/25/13 MIN/MAX: 100/250 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: $8.00

CONNECT with conflict resolution.

TEAM Challenge

Discover the excitement of our High Ropes Challenge Courses as you climb ropes, cables, and trees. You’ll stretch your comfort zone and traverse elements such as the Postman’s Walk, Floating Islands, or the zip line (each course has different elements). Test your own limits and see if you can handle the heights. You will be put into teams and compete in fun and exciting challenges while on the course. Option 1: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Finbooke Progam Center Registration Deadline: 10/30/13 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 2: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Latonka Progam Center Registration Deadline: 3/21/14 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 3: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/18/14 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 4: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/25/14 MIN/MAX: 10/20 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe DISCOVER a strong sense of self.

A Day at the Plant—Girls Go Nuclear!

Come join us for a day of STEM at the Callaway Energy Center. You’ll see the stimulator, learn about nuclear power, and jobs associated with power companies. There will be some hands-on activities (like trying on protective clothing) and demonstrations. Cadettes will get to tour the cooling tower while Senior and Ambassadors tour inside the protected area. Lunch and a patch is included with the cost. Note: Seniors, Ambassadors, and adults that want to tour the protected area will have to fill out addititional security screening information several weeks before the event.

Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Location: Fulton, MO Registration Deadline: 10/04/13 4 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe


CONNECT with your local community.

TAKE ACTION by feeling empowered to make a difference.

Theater Day at Missouri Southern State University

Change It Up!

All around there are opportunities to make a difference, including completing Journeys, Take Action projects, and Silver and Gold Award projects. But where to begin? And how to choose a project that matters? We’ll sample activities from the It’s Your World—Change It series. We’ll also have materials from all older girl Journeys and work together to help girls figure out how they want to journey, and how they want to take action. Learn how to step up and take the lead. Don’t you think it’s time to take “girl-led” to a whole new level?

Have you ever dreamed of being an actress or wondered what happens behind the scenes of a play? Join sister Girl Scouts at the MSSU campus as theater students and professors guide you through a day exploring theater! You will participate in theater games and activities and get a behind the scenes tour of the theater including props and costumes. Best of all, you will end the day watching a live performance of a children’s play! The day will include activities that count toward completion of the It’s Your Story—Tell it! Journey for each age level. Girl price includes a patch. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch.

Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Location: Dexter Service Center Registration Deadline: 11/01/13 MIN/MAX: 10/40 Girl Cost: $6.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Missouri Southern State University Campus, Joplin Registration Deadline: 11/20/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $6.00 Adult Cost: $2.00

DISCOVER positive values.

Me, Myself, & Media

Media is all around us—Movies, TV, music, texting, tweets, and blogs. The average girl spends 10.5 hours a day exposed to media! This program will explore what’s real, what’s not, and how you have the power to put the ME in media! Cadettes will earn portions of the MEdia Journey awards and Seniors will earn part of the Truth Seeker badge. Price includes a Journey book for girls and lunch.

DISCOVER new challenges in the world.

The Late Show Winter Overnight

Do you like to stay up? Discover the world of after-dark, the Girl Scout way! Find a “treasure” in a night-hike hunt, check out the stars, and learn what it is like to work the nightshift when the rest of the world is fast asleep. Activities from both the Cadette Night badge and the Senior Sky badge will be part of the fun, but the best part is how late we’ll all stay up having fun together. This event is an overnight event and will include an evening snack and light breakfast.

Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Springfield Service Center Registration Deadline: 11/01/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $16.00 Adult Cost: $4.00

OVERNIGHT!

DISCOVER a strong sense of self.

The Invention, Art, and Science of Leonardo da Vinci

The life and works of artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci fascinate us because, while he exemplified the Italian Renaissance, he transcended his time and place, inventing things like a helicopter 500 years before the technology existed to build one. This program invites you to visit the workshop of Leonardo’s mind where you can learn how a genius thinks. We will take a look at different inventions he created and each participant will get a chance to build and take home a wooden model of one of his inventions. Throughout the program we’ll tie in parts of the aMuse Journey for Juniors, MEdia Journey for Cadettes, and the Mission: Sisterhood for Seniors. Badge and Journey links will be sent home.

Date: Friday, Jan. 24–Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. Friday–9:00 a.m. Saturday Location: Latonka Program Center, Wappapello, MO Registration Deadline: 1/10/14 MIN/MAX: 10/50 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: $8.00

CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

ALICE

ALICE is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. It allows you to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In ALICE’s interactive interface, you drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production-oriented programming language, Java. You will spend the day creating movies and video games of their own! Juniors will have Journey links to aMUSE and Cadettes will begin on the MEdia Journey. At the end of the day, every girl will go home with a copy of ALICE to continue learning at home.

Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Location: Jefferson City, MO Registration Deadline: 11/11/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $20.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 Option 1: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Option 2: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Columbia, MO Registration Deadline: 1/10/14 MIN/MAX: 15/40 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

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Summer Camp 2013 Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland offered 6 weeks of resident camp at 4 different program centers across the council. Girls chose from a wide variety of sessions, including ones that emphasized swimming, horseback riding, robotics, challenge courses, basic outdoor fun, and more! Camp provides a unique opportunity for girls to learn traditions of Girl Scouts while also providing a safe, relaxed environment where girls feel free to try new things. Days begin and end with a flag ceremony, meals start after grace, and everyone has Kapers they must complete. In between the swimming, horseback riding, archery, hiking, game playing, song-singing and craft-making, girls find time to relax with a good book, write a letter home to their family, or take a short siesta in the shade. Every day at camp provides girls with an opportunity to make new friends, challenge themselves by trying something new and most of all to make memories that will last a lifetime. 6


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destinations Destinations are travel opportunities that range from two days to three weeks for Girl Scout Cadettes and older. There are six types of destinations to fit every girl’s time, budget, and dreams….

International: How about camping in Austria, exploring Peru, or soaking up the culture in India? Outdoors: Sea kayak in Alaska, bike through Michigan, or trek through the Rockies on horseback. Science: Check out space Camp® or hop aboard a schooner to check out the nightlight—underwater. People: Meet new friends, learn about women’s history, or just have a great time in a new city! Apprenticeships: Budding biologists, anthropologists, geologists, and archeologists can work side-by-side with career role models. Getaways: Themes for these 2-4 day events range from a Broadway career workshop to home-building for Habitat for Humanity.

Help us plan our 2016 council trip Each year Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland arranges a trip for girls to expand their horizons and have some new experiences through the Girl Scout Travel Pathway. Our trip locations are planned through 2015 and now we need your help to plan our next adventure! Where do you think our summer 2016 council trip should be? Locations need to be in the continental United States (not Hawaii or Alaska). In the past, we’ve planned trips to Savannah, Georgia; Washington, DC and Chicago, Illinois.

Most Girl Scout destinations require council (GSMH) approval; scholarships are available.

For information about destinations or any council-sponsored trip, contact Leadership and Learning Specialist Stefanie McCall at 877-312-4764 x1137 or smccall@girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Email your suggestions to Leadership and Learning Specialist Stefanie McCall at smccall@girlscoutmoheartland. org. Feel free to share the reason why you’ve suggested a location. It might help us make our decision! Send all suggestions by December 31, 2013.

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Where Can Girl Scouts Go?

...anywhere!

Upcoming GSMH Trips Chicago Adventure

GSMH is taking a Chicago adventure with Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes for five days and four nights in July 2014. Activities will include Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, the John Hancock Observatory, and the magnificent mile. You will have the opportunity to choose from other activities as well. Cost is $700 per person and includes transportation, hotel with four girls per room, breakfast, dinner, and most attractions. You can use your Girl Scout Cookie Credit card to help pay for your trip, and you can apply for financial assistance. To register, complete a GSMH Event Registration form and return it to a service center by January 2014. A $100 deposit holds your spot. The full balance must be paid by June 15, 2014. Juniors will need an adult chaperone and Cadettes may register as individuals.

It only happens every three years— Girl Scout National Convention

Every three years, thousands of Girl Scouts from all over the country and the world gather in one spot for the National Girl Scout Convention! The next convention is October 15-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah and you don’t want to miss it! The convention features keynote addresses from celebrities and experts, live entertainment, and an exhibit hall featuring hundreds of vendors with products and services relating to Girl Scouting and tons of fabulous freebies! Best of all, the convention will feature a special leadership conference just for teen Girl Scouts with celebrity speakers, entertainment, and hands on workshops. Estimated cost for the trip is $1,300. This estimate includes airfare and other transportation, a hotel room with four girls to a room, breakfast and dinner each day, and a trip T-shirt. You can use cookie credit to help pay for the trip and financial assistance is available. If you are worried about missing school, GSMH will work with your school to demonstrate how this trip is a once in a lifetime educational opportunity. To register, use an Event Registration form and return it to GSMH by January 4, 2014. A $100 deposit holds your spot. The full balance must be paid by September 15, 2014.

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Europe—From London to Lucerne: July 2015

It’s not too late to get signed up for the Girl Scout Trip to Europe in July 2015. Destinations on this 10-day trip include London, Paris, Adeloboden, and Lucerne. This trip, hosted by EF Tours, will include a full-time tour director. Attractions include: Windsor Castle, The London Eye, a cruise on the Thames River, the Louvre, Notre Dame, and visits to Girl Scout World Center: Pax Lodge and Our Chalet. Cost is approximately $4,500. This includes airfare, hotels, transportation, breakfast, dinner, and most attractions. A $95 deposit holds your spot. You can make monthly or lump sum payments.

Contact Leadership and Learning Specialist Stefanie McCall with questions or to register for any of these council-sponsored trips! smccall@girlscoutsmoheartland.org or 877-312-4764 x1137


fall product program The fall product program is a great way to get a head start on learning business skills like teamwork and goal-setting , and for troops to earn proceeds earlier in the school year. There are two types of products sold during this program—magazines, and nut and chocolate items (check out the yummy selection at the bottom of page 11). This year’s theme is “Be Your Best You,” and the mascot is the bee. The program is for friends and family and runs November 1-17. Check with your troop leader for more details. Take a look at a SNEAK PEEK of this year’s awesome recognition items on these two pages!

2013 magazine recognition items

2 Magazine Items • “Be Your Best You” Patch

6 Magazine Items • Plush Bee OR • Fancy Nail Design Set

4 Magazine Items • Tapefitti OR • Stickerzine Album

8 Magazine Items • Mag Super Seller Patch

15 Magazine Items • Glitter Tattoo Body Art Set OR • Wrist Rox Bracelet Kit

10 Magazine Items • T-Shirt Design Kit OR • Theme Bag

interlocking patches

2013-14 Patch 1 completed address book

Online Patch 12 or more online email addresses

Be Your Best Patch 2 magazine items

Grow Patch 10 nut/chocolate items

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Share Patch 5 or more donation orders to project Thank You


about recognition items...

To celebrate your achievement, you can earn recognition items in this program. Items are earned based on different sales goals, for both magazine items and nut and chocolate items. Recognitions are cumulative— so whatever goal level you meet, you’ll receive the items at that level AND all the levels below it! For example—if you sell 6 magazine items, you’ll earn: the plush bee (or fancy nail design set—your choice) AND the tapefitti (or stickerzine album—your choice) and the “Be Your Best You” patch.

2013 nut/chocolate recognition items

10 Nut/Chocolate Items • “Grow” Patch

15 Nut/Chocolate Items • Eraser Toppers OR • Collapsible Water Bottle

30 Nut/Chocolate Items • Color Me Pouch OR • Fancy Nail Design Set

25 Nut/Chocolate Items • “Believe” Charm Necklace

20 Nut/Chocolate Items • Tapefitti OR • Stickerzine Album

40 Nut/Chocolate Items • Super Seller Patch

50 Nut/Chocolate Items • T-Shirt Design Kit OR • Theme Bag

75 Nut/Chocolate Items • Glitter Tattoo Body Art Set OR • Wrist Rox Bracelet Kit

2013 bonus levels

$500 Combined Sales • Large Plush Bee

$600 Combined Sales • Mini Locker OR • Book Certificate (300 Piece Fashion Paper Doll Set available on book certificate)

2013 fall product program line-up • Peanut Butter Bears, $6 • Honey Roasted Peanuts, $6 • Salsa Mix, $6 • Butter Toasted Peanuts, $6 • Chocolate Covered Peanuts, $6 • Deluxe Pecan Clusters, $6

• Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, $6 • NEW! Fruit Slices, $6 • NEW! Dulce de Leche Owls, $6 • NEW! Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins, $6 11

$700 Combined Sales • Paillette Sequined 17” Lamp AND Goal Achiever Patch

• Whole Cashews, $7 • Chocolate Covered Raisins, $7 • NOW! Caramel Treasures in a Girl Scout tin, $8 • Chocolate Covered Pretzels in a special tin, $8


shop with us!

Visit our retail shops located in each of our service centers to find the latest in Girl Scout wear, program books, patches, awards, jewelry, gifts, and more! Don’t forget to get your Journeys and Girl’s Guides while you’re there! Every girl deserves her own!

NEW! Official Shorthand Polos!

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland retail shops have everything you need! Girl Scout Cookie Credit can be used at any GSMH retail shop, or applied to mail or phone orders.* *Please note: Girl Scout Cookie Credit may only be spent by the girl who earned it.

Shop online at girlscoutsmoheartland.org or complete and send us a Retail Shop Mail-Order Form found on page 15 to shop by mail. Shops are open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (closed 1:00–2:00 p.m., except Springfield). Check our website for current Saturday hours.

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Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc.

Event Registration Form *Please complete all fields in their entirety; incomplete forms cannot be processed. Event Information Event Name ___________________________________________ Option (if applicable) ___________ Date _____________ Time ____________ Location ________________________________________ Registration Information 5-Digit Troop/Group # ___________ Service Unit Number _________ County ____________________ Age Level □ Daisy (K-1st)

□ Brownie (2nd-3rd)

□ Junior (4th-5th)

□ Cadette (6th-8th)

□ Senior (9th-10th)

□ Ambassador (11th-12th)

Attending Adult Name (if required) ______________________________________________________ If adult attendance is required to meet girl-adult safety ratios, then the adult(s) with the group will be responsible for bringing a signed parent permission and health history form for each girl attending, as per Girl Scout safety standards, and for keeping the forms with them during the program.

Address ___________________________________ City ______________State _____ Zip ________ Phone _____________________ Email __________________________________________________ (Confirmations sent via email unless otherwise requested. Do not attend the program if you have not received a confirmation.)

Parent/Guardian Name (if different than above) ____________________________________________ If girl is attending event individually, parent/guardian should send signed parent permission form and health history form to the event. Forms are available at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Email Address ______________________________________________________________________ (Confirmations sent via email unless otherwise requested. Do not attend the program if you have not received a confirmation. )

Program Fees (Check program description for pricing.) # of girls attending:

_____

x cost per girl:

$ ______ =

Total girl fees:

$________

# of adults attending:

_____

x cost per adult:

$ ______ =

Total adult fees:

$________

Total fees:

$________

# of girl/adult Girl Scout membership registrations: ______ x $15 =

TOTAL GIRL AND ADULT FEES Payment Methods Cash Check(s), made payable to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. Cookie Credit (if applicable) (Make sure to include 2-digit security code located on back of card). Cookie Credit Gift Card # _____________________________ - ____________ - __ __

Troop Bucks (if applicable)

(Make sure to include 2-digit security code located on back of card).

Troop Bucks Gift Card # _____________________________ - ____________ - __ __

Financial Assistance Application for Program Activities

(Financial assistance form must be attached for each person requesting it.)

Credit Card (Please complete information below.)

Credit Card Type: ___________ TOTAL ENCLOSED Card #: ______________________________ Expiration Date:________ Name on Card: _______________________ Signature: ________________________________

$________ $________ $________ $________ $________ $________ $________ $________

Trainings (Please check any that apply.) □ CPR/First Aid Certified Name: __________________________ Phone: (____)___________ □ BOS Trained

Name: __________________________ Phone: (____)___________

□ I am available to assist at the program as: □ First Aider (Page 1 of 2)

□ Check-in Desk


Participants/Attendees

NOTE: Events are designed for specific numbers and ages of participants. First & Last Names of Children (under age 18)

Gender (M/F)

Grade

Age

City

Registered Girl Scout?

□ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No

Names of Adults

TOTAL

Payment Method(s) Fin. Asst.*

$

Cookie + Credit

$

Cash/ Check

$

*Financial Assistance is only available to registered Girl Scout members. + Girl Scout Cookie Credit may only be used to pay for the Girl Scout who earned it.

Please share if any person(s) in troop/group has special needs (e.g., allergies): ___________________

____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ This form, and any applicable event fees, must be received by the registration deadline. To ensure that your registration is only processed and charged once, please use only one of the following submission methods:    

Fax to 417-862-4120 (must include credit card number for payment) Email to programs@girlscoutsmoheartland.org (must include credit card number for payment) Mail to a GSMH service center Walk in to a GSMH service center

For updated service center mailing addresses and hours, please visit www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc.

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Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc.

Retail Shop Mail-Order Form Ordering Information 1. GSMH Retail Shop orders may be placed by telephone (877-312-4764), fax (417-862-4120), e-mail (gscouts@girlscoutsmoheartland.org), or mail to: Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Attn: Retail Shops 210 S. Ingram Mill Rd, Springfield, MO 65802 â—? 1202 S. Range Line Rd, Ste 8, Joplin, MO 64801 230 Metro Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109 â—? 1420 Girl Scout Way, Dexter, MO 63841 1432 Kurre Lane, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 2. Payment may be made by check, credit card, or Girl Scout Cookie Credit. COD orders are not permitted. Please note that Girl Scout Cookie Credit may only be spent for the girl who has earned it. 3. Fulfillment of order is subject to availability. 4. Please allow 7 to 10 days from receipt of order for delivery. 5. Refunds and exchanges will be given on purchases when merchandise is returned within 30 days with receipt. All merchandise must be current (no discontinued items) and in original condition, have all tags attached and be accompanied by a receipt. Refunds over $25 will be given in the form of a check issued within two weeks of the return.

Order Detail Name ______________________________________ Service Unit _________ Troop # ____________ Mailing Address ____________________________________ City/State/ZIP _____________________ Phone Number ___________________ E-mail ____________________________________________ Qty

Item Number

Description

(listed before price)

Size

Shipping and Handling Charges Orders under $5.00 Orders $5.01 to $25.00 Orders $25.01 to $50.00 Orders $50.01 to $75.00

$ $ $ $

2.00 Orders $ 75.01 to $100.00 $11.95 5.95 Orders $100.01 to $200.00 $14.95 7.95 Orders $200.01 and over $20.95 9.95

Color

Unit Price

TOTAL ORDERED $ SHIPPING & HANDLING $ TOTAL AMT DUE $

Payment Methods Check(s), made payable to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. Cookie Credit (if applicable) (Make sure to include 2-digit security code located on back of card). Cookie Credit Gift Card #: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ __ - __ __

Credit Card (Please complete information below.)

Credit Card Type: ___________ TOTAL ENCLOSED Card #: ______________________________ Expiration Date:________ Name on Card: _______________________ Signature: ________________________________

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Total Price

$________ $________ $________ $________


Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. 210 S. Ingram Mill Rd. Springfield, MO 65802-6100

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Columbia, MO Permit No. 353

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