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Chair of the Board | Tina Stillwell CEO | Anne Soots Chief Development Officer | Angie Robinson Sullivan

The Promise

a newsletter for supporters of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland june 2013


ouble the Impact of Your Gift!

With your recent gift to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland you have already played a large role in helping us to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. What if that gift could be easily doubled through a company matching gift program? Simply check with your Human Resources department to see if your company offers a matching gift program. Participating employers “match” the charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and sometimes even spouses. If this is not available, you could check to see if the company will make a contribution to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland based on the fact that you volunteer for the organization. Contact Chief Development Officer Angie Robinson Sullivan with any questions you may have at 877-312-4764 x1343 or asullivan@

Wish List Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is currently seeking the following items for use at our service and program centers. If you or your business have any of these items and you would be willing to donate them to our organization, please contact Angie Robinson Sullivan at 877-312-4764 x1343 or • All-terrain vehicles • Equestrian equipment • Sports equipment • Golf cart • Life jackets (30–50 lbs.) • Lawn tractor

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ust Desserts: Recipe for Success

Ingredients 8 varieties of Girl Scout cookies 4 Girl Scout troops 4 local chefs 1 panel of judges Unlimited amount of community supporters 1 evening of delicious fun Mix all ingredients with creativity, flair, and ambition and serve on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau to create something fabulous that we call Just Desserts! More than a fundraising event, this exciting evening allowed Girl Scouts a chance to work with a renowned chef to create a totally new recipe using Girl Scout cookies. Participants sampled all the delicious entries and voted on their favorite dessert by purchasing a vote for $1 each. The entry with the most votes and the “People’s Choice” winner was “S’more-A-Lots” by Chef Palmi Henry of Lil Miss Muffins & Stuff Café in Jackson and Girl Scout Troop 64001 from Cape Girardeau. Our panel of judges included on-air personality from KZIM radio Faune Riggin; Nutrition Services Coordinator for HealthPoint Fitness/Southeast Health Raina Childers; Natalie Dowdy and Janice Collier with Ameren Missouri; and Suzanne Vanderfeen of Vines-2-Wines Excursions. The judges also picked their favorite dessert. Judging each entry on texture, flavor, use of a Girl Scout cookie, and creativity, the “Judges’ Choice Award”

went to “Peanut Butter Pattie Brownies” created by West Bank Bistro Chef Matt Wilson and Girl Scout Troop 70038 from Cape Girardeau. A big thank you to our sponsors for this year’s event: Southeast Health, Ameren Missouri, and media sponsor River Radio/KZIM. Chef Nicole Huff of Sugar Buzz Bakery and Girl Scout Troop 50021 from Cape Girardeau were presented with the “Sponsor’s Choice Award” for their dessert entry “Savannah S’mores”. We’d also like to thank Kirk Williams, our emcee for the evening, and Dr. Dan Cotner for the entertainment provided. As with everything we do in Girl Scouts, it is not just about the money we raise, it’s about what we are able to teach girls in this process. The girls must identify a name for their new recipe that will motivate people to vote for their dessert. All the chefs are local business owners who offer the girls some real-world advice and show them how to use their imaginations to create something totally new. Thanks to everyone in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson communities who came out to support our event.

Have a freezer full of Girl Scout cookies? Add these original recipes to your recipe box!

Chartwell’s Executive Chef Keith Yonker and Girl Scout Troop 50336 show off their “Taste of Spring” lemonade chiffon cupcakes


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finely ground)

Ingredients and Directions on back.

Double boil ½ lb. butter and ½ lb. chocolate.

Betty Crocker is fine)

Directions on back.

24 oz. of peanut butter cookie dough (enough for 12 cookies—2 oz. each) 1 lb. marshmallow fluff (16 oz.) 12 oz. chocolate chips (1 ½ cups) 10 Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies chocolate fudge icing (store bought;

Combine 5 Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties, 4 graham crackers, ₁/₈ teaspoon salt, ₁/₈ lb melted butter, and ½ tsp sugar in food processer and push into the bottom of a 9x9 brownie pan lined with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.

Step 2


10” x 10” square pan food processor parchment paper vegetable oil spray

Supplies needed

Recipe developed by Nicole Huff, Sugar Buzz Bakery in Cape Girardeau and Girl Scout Troop 50021 in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Savannah S’mores

Step 1

Recipe developed by Matt Wilson, West Bank Bistro in Cape Girardeau and Girl Scout Troop 70038 in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Peanut Butter Pattie Brownies



2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup heavy cream

1 jar marshmallow cream 1 bag mini marshmallows ¾ cup Thanks-A-Lot Girl Scout Cookies (put through a Food Processor until

Directions on back.

½ cup butter, softened ₁/₃ cup cream cheese ¾ cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ₁/₃ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ₁/₈ teaspoon salt

1 package yellow cake mix 3 egg whites 18 Lemonade Girl Scout Cookies 1 can lemon filling 1 lemon zested 1 bag prepared whipped topping ½ teaspoon crème of tartar

Directions on back.


Recipe developed by Palmi Henry and Laura Harris, Owners/Chefs at Lil Miss Muffin and Stuff Café in Jackson and Girl Scout Troop 64001 in Cape Girardeau, MO.



Recipe developed by Executive Chef Keith W. Yonker, CEC, at Chartwells, SEMO University and Girl Scout Troop 50336 in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Taste of Spring Lemonade Chiffon Cupcakes


Directions for Ganuche

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add cream cheese and mix together. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cookie crumbs, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to the cream mixture. Press mixture into a 9 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350� for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Make the ganuche as the crust bakes.

Directions for Crust

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites and crème of tartar until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, prepare cake mix as directed on box. While mixing cake batter, add ₁/₃ of egg whites and mix into the batter completely. Slowly fold remaining whites into cake batter and hold.




Top the brownies with streusel topping, bake another 5 minutes, cool completely, then cut into squares.

Combine 2 peanut butter patties, 1 graham cracker, ₁/₈ c quick oats, ₁/₈ c brown sugar, ₁/₁₆ c butter, and ½ tsp vanilla in food processer.

Step 5

Pour mixture into brownie pan. Bake another 30 minutes at 350� then let cool 30 minutes. Spread ½ c peanut butter over the top of cooled brownie.

Add dry ingredients as follows: ⁵/₈ c flour, ½ tbsp baking powder, and ½ tsp salt

Step 4

After the chocolate and butter is melted completely, remove from heat and slowly add 3 eggs, 1 tbsp vanilla, and 1 ₁/₈ c sugar.

Step 3

Place 12 paper cupcake liners in a muffin pan, place 1 Lemonade Girl Scout Cookie, iced side up, in cup and fill with batter about ½ to ¾ full and bake as directed. Cool on rack. Remove center of cup cake with an apple corer and fill hole with lemon filling. Place top back on hole. Grate or chop 4 cookies. Frost cupcake with prepared topping and garnish with grated cookie and lemon zest. Finish with a ¼ of cookie to resemble lemon wedge.


Combine the chocolate chips and the cream in a double boiler and stir until combined. Set it aside until it cools slightly. When cool, but still pourable, pour over the crust mixture and allow the ganuche to cool. Top with a jar of marshmallow cream and as much marshmallow as you like. use a crème brulee torch to brown or burn the marshmallow to your preference. Dust with shaved chocolate and serve. Note: you can also brown in the oven under broiler, but it’s not as much fun!

Directions Prepare a 10” x 10“ square pan by coating bottom and sides with vegetable oil spray. Mash 6 peanut butter cookies in bottom of the pan; creating a thin cookie layer. Spread marshmallow fluff onto cookie dough. (Hint—Spray your hands with vegetable spray to keep from sticking, this makes it MUCH easier to spread.) Pour chocolate chips evenly over marshmallow fluff.


Take the remaining 6 pieces of cookie dough and spread evenly onto a 10” x 10” square sheet of parchment paper. Once you have spread evenly onto parchment, flip out over your chocolate chips, creating your final layer. Bake 35 minutes at 350� or until cookie dough is done. Cool for 10 minutes and flip out onto cookie sheet. While Savannah’s are baking, chop your Girl Scout cookies in a food processor. Sprinkle your chopped Girl Scout cookies over your Savannah S’mores. Melt chocolate icing in the microwave at 10 second intervals. Once it has reached a good pouring consistency, drizzle over your Savannah S’mores!

Thank You!

savethedate! 19th Annual Golf Invitational The 19th Annual Girl Scout Golf Invitational is scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2013 at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield. Registration and lunch will begin at noon with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Please come out and support Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland and enjoy a great day of golf on one of mid-Missouri’s premier private golf courses. Contact Chief Development Officer Angie Robinson Sullivan with any questions or to register at 877-312-4764 x1343 or

Corporate Sponsorship—$1,000 • One four-person team including green fees, two shared carts, food and beverages. • Tee sign at one hole with company name. • Company name on the tournament brochure. • Company logo on the tournament poster. • Company logo & line listing in program booklet. • Opportunity to provide items for participant goody bags.

Game & Specialty Sponsorships • Dinner - $1,000 • Lunch - $500 • Golf Cart - $500 • Score Card - $500 • Driving Range - $500

• Beverage Cart (2) - $500 • Pro Shot - $300 • Longest Drive - $300 • Longest Putt - $300 • Closest to the Hole - $300


•$700 Sponsor a Hole & Team—One four-person team including green fees, two shared carts, food and beverages, tee sign at one hole with company name, and line listing in program booklet.

•$500 Sponsor a Team—One four-person team including green fees, two shared carts, food and beverages and line listing in program booklet. •$250 Sponsor a Hole—Tee sign at one hole with company name and line listing in the program booklet.

•$175 Sponsor a Player—Single player including green fees, shared cart, food and beverages and line listing in the program booklet. •$150 Play in the Tournament—Single player including green fees, shared cart, food and beverages.

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.



onor Profile: Lindsey Godfrey What positions do you currently hold in Girl Scouts? Member-at-Large GSMH Board of Directors, Chair-Resource Development Committee, Strategic Learning Task Group

What positions did you previously hold in Girl Scouts? Troop Leader, Service Unit Manager, Legacy Council Trainer, GSUSA Certified Trainer, Member-at-Large Legacy Council Board of Directors, Board Vice-Chair Legacy Council, Board Chair Legacy Council, GSUSA National Operational Volunteer, Council Realignment Committee

What makes you passionate about Girl Scouting? When I look into girls’ faces, I see promise and potential. Juliette Low was a visionary who, perhaps, saw the same. Her legacy is an inspiration to me…to fulfill her vision. Although the world has changed since our founding, Girl Scouting has remained a constant. Girl Scouting, then and now, has given countless girls “roots and wings” which carried them into adulthood. As an adult, my Girl Scout experiences have afforded me many opportunities for personal growth and achievement. Every girl is deserving of fulfilling her promise and potential.

Why is being a donor important to you? As a donor, I am giving back to the organization which has given me so much.


asket Auction—2013

The 2013 Basket Auction was held on Saturday, March 23 during the GSMH Annual Meeting at Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Twenty-three service units along with GSMH staff members and the Board of Directors donated a total of 40 fabulous baskets to be auctioned, thus helping us raise more than $3,300. Fun and unique themes ranged from chocolate and coffee indulgence, picnic in the park, and spa therapy to pampered pets, SWAPS, and a taste of GSMH. A special highlight of this year’s auction was the 100th Anniversary Quilt made last year in celebration of Girl Scout’s centennial birthday. The quilt was by far the top bid-getter! Thanks to everyone who made a bid or donated items for baskets. You helped make this another successful fundraising event for the girls in Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland!


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Run 5K

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors Roberts, McKenzie, Mangan & Cummings PC Fisk Limo Housing Plus, LLC Great Southern Bank Citizens Memorial Healthcare Helm-Young & Associates

Mid-Missouri Bank Old Missouri Bank Regan-Brooks The Bank of Missouri Lathrop & Gage, LLP Bank of Bolivar



Girls are quite clear that they need and want financial literacy skills to help them achieve their dreams. • Nine in ten girls (90 percent) say it is important for them to learn how to manage money and 88 percent say that it is important to set financial goals. • Girls ages 11−17 admit that the biggest gaps in their knowledge pertain to things like how to establish good credit (46 percent), how credit cards work (37 percent), and how to invest money to make it grow (36 percent). Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.



olunteers Honored by Peers

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland was thrilled to recognize 25 volunteers at this year’s Volunteer Recognitions Ceremony, held during the Annual Meeting in Cape Girardeau in March.

Volunteer of Excellence Barbara Donnell Karin Poppe Michele Sisson-White

Thanks Badge Joyce Dixon Vicki McLemore

Thanks Badge II Charlotte Scholl Terri Tomlin

Appreciation Pin Jennifer Appling Jessica Bach Lora Brinkman Sophia Clausen Robyn Flowers Jenny Gallet Diane Killion

Amanda Oelrichs Linda Say Jill Swearingen Kristi Voss Jacquelyn Ward Christine Wehner

Honor Pin

Jayme Dement

Four volunteers were also honored for longtime service to Girl Scouting:

30 Years

Michelle Fischer Linda Pierce

35 Years

Lorraine Nieder

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

Janet Stoops

210 S. Ingram Mill Road Springfield, MO 65802-6100

25 Years

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The Promise June 2013  

Donor Newsletter

The Promise June 2013  

Donor Newsletter