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The new Girl Scout year is here! Volunteers and girls are ready to continue their Girl Scout adventure. And, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is ready to help you do just that. As everyone knows, Girl Scouting happens for our girls primarily at the local level—in their troops and service units. Volunteers work with girls to help them build leadership skills, learn to give back to their communities and have fun! GSMH is committed to being there to help you. We are working diligently to build our council capacity to provide support, training, and ideas for volunteers at the troop and service unit levels. As you look through this 411, you’ll find enhanced resources for local programming and more training opportunities. Additionally, you will find information on bigger events, including one large signature event scheduled for 2013-2014 in the central region. Why bigger events? Because we listened! Both girls and adults have asked for larger events like the Believe in Girls Expo and the Camporee which were held in 2012. So we are shifting some of our resources to offer more excitement than the smaller events we have offered in the past. Don’t worry, there will still be some old favorites, but we hope you will give some of the new events a try! It will be a great opportunity for girls to meet other girls from across the council. It’s going to be another great year of Girl Scouting. The girls are excited and ready to get going. And so is GSMH! We are ready to partner with you to make it a fun, exciting year for the girls! Anne Soots CEO 2


A note from our CEO Table of Contents and GSMH Locations GSMH Mission and Who to Contact GSMH Website Online Registration—ROSE Tools to Lead! Volunteer Events Volunteer Trainings The Pathways Troop Pathway Events and Series Pathways Travel Pathway Camp Pathway Girl Scout Highest Awards Girl Scout Product Programs

Administrative Headquarters Springfield Service Center 210 S. Ingram Mill Road Springfield, MO 65802

Cape Girardeau Service Center 1432 Kurre Lane Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Moving fall 2013: 2136 Williams Street, Suite 178 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Dexter Service Center 1420 Girl Scout Way Dexter, MO 63841 Jefferson City Service Center 230 Metro Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109 Joplin Satellite Office 1202 S. Range Line Road, Suite 8 Joplin, MO 64801 Council phone for all GSMH service centers:

877-312-GSMH (4764)

Council-wide Take Action Project Patch Programs Girl Scout Safety and Crisis Information Guidelines, Procedures, and Forms Council Retail Shops 3


Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is the premier leadership development experience for girls in central and southern Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma helping girls to discover a strong sense of self, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world, and take action to make the world a better place.

The staff at Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is here to help you deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls. Although your membership marketing specialist was probably your first contact at a GSMH service center, another staff member might be your best contact for questions or concerns that don’t relate to membership or troop Camp/Property reservations Ceremonies Council publications Donations Program events Fundraisers and Money-earning projects Insurance

Property/Risk Manager—Sandy Vaughn, x1514 Leadership and Learning Specialists–GSLE—Angie Slattery, x1348; April Isbell, x1413; and Stefanie McCall, x1137 Marketing/Brand Manager—Brandi Freeman, x1117 Chief Development Officer—Angie Robinson Sullivan, x1343 Leadership and Learning Specialists–GSLE—Angie Slattery, x1348; April Isbell, x1413; and Stefanie McCall, x1137 Chief Development Officer—Angie Robinson Sullivan, x1343 HR/Benefits Coordinator—Sherry Miller, x1136

Photo submissions

Marketing/Brand Manager—Brandi Freeman, x1117 or PR/Digital Media Manager—Lori Enyart, x1111

Product programs

Product Program Specialists—Jessica Hillis, x1415; Karen Taylor, x1126; and Sherrey Young, x1331

Retail shop merchandise and hours Summer camp Volunteer training courses Website content 4

administration. Don’t hesitate to reach out! We want to equip you to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The council phone number is 877-312-4764 and some key extensions are listed below. For a complete list of our staff, please visit girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Service center retail shops—Cape Girardeau, x1501; Dexter, x1401; Jefferson City, x1301; Joplin, x1201; and Springfield, x1120 Leadership and Learning Specialist–Outdoor Program— Melody Hutchinson, x1122 Leadership and Learning Specialists–Volunteerism— Julie Wall, x1328; Jessica Kershner, x1125; and Shirley Stevens, x1513 PR/Digital Media Manager—Lori Enyart, x1111


Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland offers a variety of resources to help keep you updated on all things happening around our council. Our recently updated website, girlscoutsmoheartland.org, provides easy to find resources for girls, volunteers, and parents. Whether you are a new leader needing resources to get started, a parent interested in signing up your daughter for the first time, or a girl looking to begin working toward earning your Girl Scout Gold Award, our website will provide the information you are looking for in a few simple clicks. We want to know about the fabulous things Girl Scouts are doing! Use our “Share Your Story” feature to highlight the great things your girls are doing: service projects, skills learned, or fun events in which they’ve participated. You can also stay up-to-date on activities happening locally and council-wide by connecting with GSMH on Facebook, Twitter, our council blog, and Volunteer Connections. To sign up for Volunteer Connections, go to our website, click on “For Volunteers,” select the button on the right “Sign up for e-news,” then enter your email address and press “Continue.”

facebook.com/gsmoheartland twitter.com/gsmoheartland blog.girlscoutsmoheartland.org

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The cute little owl you may have seen hanging around our website is named ROSE and stands for Registrations Online—Simple and Easy. With ROSE, you can do just that—register for Girl Scout membership online the simple and easy way—with no paperwork!

How do you get to Online Registration?

Just remember ROSE—Registrations Online Simple and Easy. Anywhere you see ROSE on the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland website, you can click her and be taken to the Online Registration system. You may also navigate your browser to: www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/rose.

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For assistance, contact the ROSE Helpdesk at 877-312-4764 x1176 or helpdesk@girlscoutsmoheartland.org. There are helpful guides, an extended FAQ, and even tutorial videos available on the official Online Registration site: www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/rose. Volunteers! Did you know that you can use Online Registration to print troop rosters and manage your troops? See ROSE for all the things available to you as well!

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Adults and girls who register for membership using ROSE by March 31, 2014 will receive this ROSE patch! Patches will be delivered to troop leaders at service unit meetings or you can pick up your patch at any GSMH service center retail shop.

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A one-day training extravaganza! We want you to use your time wisely, so at Learn 2 Lead, you can choose from many different training courses designed to help you become a better equipped volunteer!

Jefferson City

Springfield

Sikeston

It’s a one-stop training shop! Lots of training opportunities all in one spot and all in one day. You’ll gather tips and tricks from volunteers with a plethora of experience. You’ll get pumped up to start the next Girl Scout year off right. You’ll build more confidence as a leader.

All GSMH volunteers are invited to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland’s Leader’s Weekend 2014 Friday, April 25–Sunday, April 27 at Finbrooke Program Center. Join us for fun, friendship, and learning! Leader’s Weekend is a volunteer enrichment weekend retreat designed to create networking opportunities, enthuse the Girl Scout spirit, and leave volunteers inspired with ideas for their troops and service units. Come for the whole weekend or just for a few workshops! Leadership workshops include games, crafts, songs, relaxation, cooking, dance, and more! Space is limited, so be on the lookout for additional information in the Volunteer Connections newsletter and on the GSMH website in January and February 2014. Contact a leadership and learning specialist–volunteerism at 877-312-4764 with any questions.

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Council Learning Facilitators Girls can’t dream of being something they can’t see. That’s why GSMH is always looking for volunteers who are passionate experts in their field who are willing to lead girl and adult workshops and trainings. Contact a leadership and learning specialist today or go to girlscoutsmoheartland.org to learn more about being a council learning facilitator. Central Region

Julie Wall—jwall@girlscoutsmoheartland.org or x1328

Southeast Region

Shirley Stevens—sstevens@girlscoutsmoheartland.org or x1513

Southwest Region

Jessica Kershner—jkershner@girlscoutsmoheartland.org or x1125

Outdoor Program

Melody Hutchinson—mhutchinson@girlscoutsmoheartland.org or x1122

Trainings are an important and helpful component of your Girl Scout volunteer experience. We are committed to providing you with quality resources, ideas, and support. Training courses are an integral part of that support. Listed below are the training courses we offer to GSMH volunteers. In addition to the schedules listed, these courses are available upon request. Just contact the leadership and learning specialist—volunteerism in your region to set one up!

Orientation

Required for troop leaders and assistant leaders This course is completed after an applicant has been approved to be a volunteer. The applicant will be notified of approval by the leadership and learning specialist—volunteerism in their region, as well as with details about scheduling orientation training. This is an in-person session that prepares new leaders with the basics of starting a troop. You must take this training before meeting with your troop. You will learn how to register girls and adults, set up a bank account, handle emergencies, use safety activity checkpoints, develop family support, conduct your first meeting, and much more!

Girl Scouting 101

Required for all new volunteers; recommended for returning volunteers This is a 45-minute, self-paced online orientation course to Girl Scouting. It can be completed any time after you submit your volunteer application, and should be completed before orientation. This training is for new Girl Scout volunteers or returning volunteers who want to brush up on areas of interest. Topics covered are Girl Scout basics, Girl Scout Safety, the National Program Portfolio, The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, and much more. This training is also available on DVD. Please contact your regional leadership and learning specialist— volunteerism to borrow the DVD.

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To complete the training online: 1. Visit the website training.girlscouts.org and click on Girl Scouting 101. 2. Enter the password for this training: aboutGS101 3. Enter your contact information and select our council name, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, as prompted. Your information will be sent to us, so we will know you have completed the course.


CPR/First Aid

Recommended for at least one adult volunteer in the troop Adults acting as primary first aid providers for Girl Scout activities must be certified in first aid and CPR to meet Girl Scout Safety standards. New and experienced leaders, assistant leaders, and other registered adults may attend this course. Pre-Requisite: none Minimum/Maximum: varies by facilitator Cost: $40 Date Location Time 10/5/13 Silver Meadows Program Center 8 a.m.–12 noon; or 1–5 p.m. 10/26/13 Springfield Service Center 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 11/2/13 Jefferson City Service Center 8 a.m.–12 noon; or 1–5 p.m. Cape Girardeau Service Center 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 11/9/13 Mintahama Program Center 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 11/16/13 Dexter Service Center 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 1/18/14 Jefferson City Service Center 8 a.m.–12 noon; or 1–5 p.m. 3/1/14 Cape Girardeau Service Center 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Springfield Service Center 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 3/8/14 Friendship Fields Program Center 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Basic Outdoor Skills

Required for one-day outings, backyard, or cabin camping at a council program center This course teaches participants outdoor skills such as knot tying, fire building, dressing for the weather, protecting the natural world, meal preparation, kaper charts, and more. It is designed to assist you in identifying what girls need to know to prepare for their outdoor experience, and includes tips for teaching the skills to girls. This course certifies you to take girls on a one-day outing or for backyard camping or cabin camping at a GSMH program center. This course is a pre-requisite for Basic Troop Camping. Pre-Requisite: none Minimum/Maximum: varies per facilitator Cost: $10 Date Location 9/28/13 Latonka Program Center 10/5/13 Silver Meadows Program Center Sacajawea East Program Center Scout House | Columbus, KS Finbrooke Program Center 11/9/13 Sacajawea West Program Center 3/8/14 Sacajawea West Program Center 4/5/14 Green Berry Acres Mintahama Program Center 4/12/14 Sacajawea East Program Center 4/19/14 Latonka Program Center Finbrooke Program Center 6/14/14 Silver Meadows Program Center

Time 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Small Craft Safety and Basic Water Rescue—NEW! Required for basic canoeing on flat water

Small craft safety training will certify you to instruct girls on basic canoeing skills for flat water such as the lakes and ponds at most of our program centers. Moving water skills for rivers will not be covered. The basic water rescue portion of the course will certify participants as watchers for aquatic programs. Pre-Requisite: none Minimum/Maximum: 5/20 Cost: $55 Date Location 5/17/14 Finbrooke Program Center 8/9/14 Finbrooke Program Center

Time 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Basic Troop Camping

Required for camping at an established campsite Participants start with a pre-camp planning session, which covers topics such as troop camping forms, equipment list, makeables (e.g., sit-upons, buddy burners, bedrolls, etc.) and Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints. During the overnight portion of the course, participants learn about tent-pitching, outdoor cooking, ceremonies, safety/security, outdoor activities, and review skills. This course certifies adults to take girls camping at an established campsite. Volunteers must participate both in the pre-camp and the overnight portions to receive course credit. Pre-Requisite: Basic Outdoor Skills and significant time to practice skills Minimum/Maximum: varies per facilitator Cost: $25

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Date Location 9/10/13 Pre-camp: Cape Girardeau Service Center 9/21–9/22/13 Overnight: Cherokee Ridge Program Center

Time 6 p.m.–9 p.m. 9 a.m., Sept. 21–4 p.m., Sept. 22

9/13/13 9/27–9/28/13

Pre-camp: Joplin Satellite Office Overnight: Mintahama Program Center

9 a.m.–12 noon 9 a.m., Sept. 27–4 p.m., Sept. 28

10/1/13 10/19–10/20/13

Pre-camp: Springfield Service Center Overnight: Finbrooke Program Center

9 a.m.–12 noon 9 a.m., Oct. 19–4 p.m., Oct. 20

TBA 11/16–11/17/13

Pre-camp: participants will be notified Overnight: Sacajawea West Program Center

TBA 9 a.m., Nov. 16–4 p.m., Nov. 17

3/25/14 4/5–4/6/14

Pre-camp: Springfield Service Center Overnight: Finbrooke Program Center

9 a.m.–12 noon 9 a.m., Apr. 5–4 p.m., Apr. 6

4/22/14 5/3–5/4/14

Pre-camp: Springfield Service Center Overnight: Finbrooke Program Center

9 a.m.–12 noon 9 a.m., May 3–4 p.m., May 4

4/24/14 5/3–5/4/14

Pre-camp: Columbia Overnight: Silver Meadows Program Center

6 p.m.–9 p.m. 9 a.m., May 3–4 p.m., May 4

5/3/14 5/17–5/18/14

Pre-camp: Joplin Satellite Office Overnight: Mintahama Program Center

9 a.m.–12 noon 9 a.m., May 17–4 p.m., May 18

5/6/14 5/17–5/18/14

Pre-camp: Dexter Service Center Overnight: Latonka Program Center

6 p.m.–9 p.m. 9 a.m., May 17–4 p.m., May 18


Basic Troop Camping—Accelerated

Required for camping at an established campsite In order to register for the BTC Accelerated Training, you must have experience in a wide range of outdoor camping skills. If you register for this class, you will receive a questionnaire via email to complete and submit in order to be approved to take the course. Participants learn about tent-pitching, outdoor cooking, ceremonies, safety/security, outdoor activities, and review skills. This one-day course certifies adults to take girls camping at an established campsite. Pre-Requisite: Basic Outdoor Skills and experience in a wide range of outdoor camping skills Minimum/Maximum: varies per facilitator Cost: $20 Date Location 9/14/13 Sacajawea East Program Center 10/19/13 Mintahama Program Center 10/26/13 Silver Meadows Program Center 4/5/14 Sacajawea West Program Center 4/12/14 Friendship Fields Program Center 5/3/14 Latonka Program Center

Time 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Contact your LLS–V.

Age Level Training—NEW!

Recommended for troop leaders and assistant leaders The age level trainings are designed to introduce you to the world of Girl Scouting for the specific age of the girls in your troop. Discover how the National Program Portfolio works and how to guide your girls in their Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This training is available on request for your service unit or can be requested through a home study course to do at your own pace. Upon completion you will need to submit your learning log to receive credit for the class. To request the age level home study course, you should complete the Training Registration form and indicate on the form the age level of your troop.

Volunteering for Girl Scouts Series and Events Required for new series and event volunteers

This is a 25-minute, self-paced, streamlined online orientation for series and event volunteers who are new to the organization and want to share their time and skills with girls in a one-time event or the series pathway (meeting with girls for only a few weeks or month, but not a full year). This training is broken down into six parts: What Girl Scouts Do; Misson, Promise, and Law; Girl Scout Cookie Program; Staying Safe; Ages and Stages: What Girl Scouts are Like; and Ready to Work with Girls. To complete the training online: 1. Visit the website training.girlscouts.org and click on Volunteering for Girl Scout Series and Events. 2. Enter the password for this training: volunteer 3. Enter your contact information and select our council name, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, as prompted. 4. Complete the training at your own pace; it should take about 25 minutes. Your information will be sent to us, so we will know you have completed the course.

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Complete the Training Registration Form (found on page 65 or at www.girlscoutsmoheartland. org). Each participant should complete her/his own form. The registration deadline is 14 days before each training course, unless noted differently on the specific registration form. Please make sure to allot enough time for your registration to reach its destination if you mail it. Submit your registration and payment via email to gscouts@girlscoutsmoheart land.org or via postal mail to any GSMH service center. Please only submit your registration one time. Fees: Training course fees must be paid at the time of registration. Financial assistance is available for council-sponsored training courses only. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline date unless the course is canceled by the council. All refunds of $5 or less will be in the form of Girl Scout retail shop credit, which may be used at any GSMH retail shop. Late Registrations: If the registration deadline has passed, please call 877-312-4764 and ask for your regional leadership and learning specialist–volunteerism to see if there is room in the session and to confirm that it has not been canceled. If session space is still available, you will need to submit your registration and payment prior to the training date. If the session is full, a waiting list will be kept, and you will be notified if there is a vacancy. Confirmations: Confirmations will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form, unless otherwise requested. Only the participants who are registered for the training will receive confirmation information. If you do not receive a confirmation email one week prior to a training date you believe you are registered to attend, you should contact the leadership and learning specialist— 12

volunteerism in your region. To ensure that enough supplies are available, please do not attend a training course if you did not receive a confirmation prior to that date. Cancelations and Changes: Training sessions with fewer than the minimum number of participants may be canceled. Those registered will be notified of any cancelations or changes. Most training courses are conducted by volunteers. As a courtesy to them and to ensure that people on waiting lists may attend, please call us if you are no longer able to attend. Training courses are generally held “rain or shine.” In the event of severe weather cancelations, every effort will be made to contact registered participants. Late Arrival and Early Departure: Training courses are designed to start and end on time. Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of the training to allow time for check-in and greetings. Extreme lateness and/or early departure may result in not receiving credit for the training. Tag-Alongs: Children are not permitted to attend training courses.


Girls today are busy and some don’t have the time or interest to be in a troop. That’s why there are so many more ways to be a Girl Scout! They’re called Pathways and are the different ways girls can participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. At GSMH there are five: Meeting regularly, girls can share amazing experiences, learn to make a difference in the community, and have lots of fun!

Most girls have more than one passion. Maybe archery and theater are your Girl Scout’s passions. Or horses, storytelling, and the environment. Girls can choose events centered on activities that interest them most.

Everything’s more fun when you’re sharing it with others who love the same things. Our series events let girls explore interests together in a way that fits their schedules.

Girl Scouts are going places. Whether it’s a trip across town or around the world, the adventure will stay with them forever.

Know a girl who loves learning about the environment? Or who wants to hike? Ride horses? Canoe? Girls can choose this pathway by attending resident camp in the summer or by participating in outdoor programs during the rest of the year.

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A Girl Scout troop is a great way for girls to experience Girl Scouts with a group of friends or to make new friends! Girl Scout troops participate in a variety of fun activities while learning new skills. Girls in a troop can earn badges, go to amazing council and local events together, complete Girl Scout Journeys, travel locally, regionally or nationally, and participate in service projects to make the world a better place. Girl Scout troops don’t all have to look the same—it's your troop, so customize it! Map out the year to fit your schedule and your girls’ interests and have fun with it!

When you hear the word “journey” what comes to mind? Fun, adventure, and the path to a destination? That is exactly how you should think about the Girl Scout Journey Books—they lead girls on a path full of fun and adventure, and the destination is leadership! The Girl Scout Journeys put the elements of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into a handy package to make sure girls are getting all of the experiences they need to gain leadership skills. Journeys unfold through a sequence of activities and discussions that add up to one big adventure! No matter how much time girls spend on a journey, the whole is always greater than the sum of any single part.

• Stories, quizzes, games, amazing facts, and cool discoveries • Space to collect ideas, memories, and mementos • Reflections and questions to get girls thinking about their own lives and how they fit into the world around them • Team-building experiences that foster a sense of belonging

• An overview of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience • The Journey awards and how they tie to the national outcomes • Samples and step-by-step meeting plans for the Journey • Ideas for games, crafts, and snacks that tie-in to the Journey’s theme

Need help incorporating a Journey into your troop year? Alongside earning badges, taking field trips, attending council-sponsored events, and, of course, participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, a year of Girl Scouts can really fill up! Our sister Girl Scouts at the Eastern Pennsylvania Council have created a fun and colorful sheet to help weave Journeys and all of the other things your girls want to do into the Girl Scout year. Just go to gsep.org, click on the “Volunteers” link, and then “Journey Tool Kit.” Print out the “Journey Map,” and start planning! Even better yet—take it to your troop meeting and turn it into a game for your girls to plan their troop year. 14


• Each Journey is designed to be earned in 6–12 sessions. Do they have to be completed in consecutive weeks? No. You might take a break to work on some aspects of the Girl Scout Cookie Program or to earn some skill-building badges, but then you come back to work on your Journey. It might take all year to complete a Journey, but that’s OK. • Do girls need to read their Journey book page-by-page at troop meetings? No. The books are full of great stories and cool pictures, but if they sit and read them page-by-page it will feel like school! Instead use your “How to Guide” to plan activities, games, discussions, and crafts to follow the path of the Journey. You can then have your girls use the Journey books for the journaling or quizzes or to read interesting stories. Girl Scout Dai sies and Brownies can also enjoy reading along and looking at the pictures in their Journey books. • Will the girls earn awards while working on their Journey? Yes. Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes earn three awards with each Journey. Seniors and Ambassadors earn one award and they can receive it as a patch or pin. • Are there other badges troops can earn while on their Journey? Yes. Each Journey has five skill-building badges that coordinate with the topics of that Journey. Girls can choose to earn one of them, all five, or none at all—it’s up to them. The skill-building badge sets are sold separately. Girls may also work on any skill-building badge while on their Journey. • Can I customize my Journey? Absolutely! You can customize your Journey by adding field trips that relate or invite guest speakers to talk to your troop; or instead of just focusing on your Journey at troop meetings, you could plan an overnight or day-long event to work on your Journey. If you find there is an activity that won’t work exactly as written for your troop or community, feel free to adapt it as long as you keep the intention of the activity intact. • Does my troop have to do a Journey? Girl Scout Journeys are half of the Girl Scout National Program Portfo lio and the other half is the skill-building badges. If your girls don’t do a Girl Scout Journey, they are not get- ting the opportunity to gain all of the skills necessary to be a leader. The Journeys teach girls leadership while the badges teach girls a specific skill. When you put the two together you have created a well-rounded Girl Scout Leadership Experience. In addition, completion of a program level Journey is a requirement for girls to earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

If you find you still have questions or need help understanding the Girl Scout Journeys, call your region’s leadership and learning specialist who specializes in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. These are the LLSs who have “GSLE” after their title. They’ll be glad you asked and glad to help!

Every Girl Deserves Her Own!

“I’ve heard our CEO, Anne Soots, (who has been in Girl Scouts since childhood) talk about how when she was a girl in Girl Scouting, she had her own book. She wrote her name in it, made notes, and cherished it because it was hers. Hearing her story made me think about our girls today and how important it is for them to have their own books. Girl Scout books show girls they belong to a big sisterhood. They teach girls Girl Scout traditions and encourage them to create new ones! They give girls a personal connection to Girl Scouting with space to write down their own ideas and accomplishments. They show girls what’s special about Girl Scouting at their level—and what exciting things are in store at the next level. And just as our CEO has shared, they become a keepsake for girls and their families that captures what they learned and the fun they had as they grew up in Girl Scouting.” —Kaye Kissee, GSMH Retail Manager 15


Sometimes life is just plain busy, yet you want to provide quality programs for your girls. Or maybe girls have expressed interest in a topic you don’t know much about … either way Perfectly Effortless Programs (PEPs) can come to the rescue! A PEP is a curriculum packet written for you and your girls to explore topics together. Physical supplies for the activities are not provided, but each packet includes a handy supply list and ways to further explore the topic if girls choose to do so. Please contact your regional leadership and learning specialist to request a PEP. Unlike Program Box Kits, PEPs do not need to be returned. We can email them for free, or mail them to you for a small postal fee. Camptastic Camp Rally: Are you looking for a way to prepare and excite your girls for GSMH resident camps at the troop or service unit level? Outdoor skills and games help prepare girls for activities that are a part of summer camp life. This PEP will be available in December 2013. Cookie Chefs: Girls love to cook! Here is a chance to kick off the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Whether it is with your troop or whole service unit, this packet will get you started. Girls will become culinary artists as they work as a team to follow a variety of recipes using Girl Scout cookies—and then get to eat their masterpieces! Cookie Rally: Make your Service Unit Cookie Rally a hit! Girls will learn the 5 essential skills of the Girl Scout Cookie Program through games, hands-on activities, and crafts. Only available for service units. Geocaching: For Girl Scout Juniors, this packet expands on the Geocacher Badge. For older girls, it gives information needed to explore this hi-tech treasure game! The packet explains how to use GPS signals to locate a geocache, but you must provide the GPS receivers (e.g., smartphones). For Girl Scout Juniors and older. Global Action Award: Did you know you have sisters all around the world? Girl Scout and Girl Guide sisters! Learn what the world is like for them, and what issues affect girls and women around the globe. Poverty, health, sanitation issues, and education all impact a woman’s opportunities in life. Activities are available for three degrees of exploration at all age levels. Go Fish Girls!: Introduce your Girl Scouts to the exciting sport of fishing–a sport they’ll never outgrow! During the program, girls will be instructed on various fishing topics. Topics include water safety, fish identification, getting to know fishing gear, bait and lure options, fish CPR (catch, photo, and release), and land and water conservation. 16


Mathtastic: This program is designed to make girls more comfortable and excited about math. Did you know that we use math every day? When we count money, measure height and weight, or tell time, we are using math. For Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes. Tech Queens: Girls will learn how to use smart phones and computers to support active outdoor lifestyles. Using a variety of websites and applications, participants will discover how to use Google Constellation to map the night time sky, view maps, and track runs and hikes. They’ll also learn how to track geocaches with GPS technology and use geotagging to link photos with the location on earth where the photo was taken. Girl Scout Juniors will work on their Entertainment Technology Badge and Girl Scout Cadettes will work on Netiquette. For Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes.

GSMH offers ready-to-go kits for volunteers to use at Girl Scout meetings and events! Kits can be checked out for two weeks and most require a $10 deposit, which will be refunded when the kit is returned in good condition with a roster of girls served by the kit. Contact your regional leadership and learning specialist to reserve the kit that’s right for your event. Flag Ceremony/Etiquette (All ages) Teach your troop or service unit how to perform a flag ceremony. This kit contains sample ceremonies and 6 red sashes for a flag color guard. Flags and stands may be checked out separately from the GSMH retail shops. Girl Scout Basics (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) This kit is perfect for the first-time leader or as your troop bridges up to a new level. Work with your girls to learn the fundamentals of Girl Scouts and what is special and unique about each age level. Girl Scout History (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) Help girls discover the rich history of Girl Scouts’ first 100 years through hands-on activities and cool facts. Investiture/Rededication (All ages) This kit is an easy way for adult volunteers to learn how to conduct a simple investiture/rededication ceremony. It contains an outline for the volunteer facilitator, a ceremony book, and items for the Ribbons and Candles ceremony. It’s Your Planet–Love it! Series (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) Having a rough time getting your girls into the Journeys? This kit contains everything you’ll need to host 6 two-hour sessions and complete the requirements for the It’s Your Planet—Love it! Journey. This is a great tool for multi-level troops looking to complete the journey within the same time frame. Knife Safety Teach your troop or service unit how to use knives safely. This kit contains detailed instructions on how to establish a safety circle, handle a knife, and pass a knife properly, as well as paper and pocket knives. 17


Knot-Tying Knots can be used for a variety of camp needs such as tying up a sleeping bag or putting up a clothesline. Knowing how to tie knots and for what each type is used is important. Directions with pictures and knottying cords to practice two basic knots before going on a camping trip are included. Letterboxing Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime that combines navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a fascinating treasure hunt-style outdoor quest. Try basics like carving your own stamp, making a log book, learning how to hide and locate boxes, and looking up guides to boxes in your area! This kit is a good way for Girl Scout Brownies to earn the Letterboxing Badge, but is adaptable for all ages. Making Cents in the City (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) It’s never too early to start teaching your girls financial literacy skills. This program will get girls thinking about where their money comes from and how to spend it wisely. Daisies and Brownies will practice counting and spending money and read stories about spending wisely. Juniors will discuss needs verses wants, decision-making, and savings goals; they will also practice paying bills and investing through the game Payday. Making Friends with Zink the Zebra (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) The Brownie “Making Friends” Badge is about learning how to make new friends, keep old friends and be the best friend you can be. Brownies can expand on that, and other age levels can explore friendship as Zink the Zebra helps them learn appreciation of differences, respect for one another, compassion, and understanding. Nature Unleashed Fun is in your girls’ nature, and this will help them get outside and explore it. This box kit contains information and field experiments that incorporate fun and learning in an outdoor environment. SCIENCE (Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) Science: ‘Cause It’s Extremely Neat, Cool, and Exciting! Do your girls enjoy the hands-on aspect of exploration and discovery? Encourage the budding scientist within them! This kit contains fun science experiments and projects that can expose girls to the aspects of the science field. String Orienteering (String-O) Girls follow a taut string line as they complete outdoor activities at five different control points, including leaf rubbing, tree measurement, paw print identification, feel box, and string art.

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Arrow Rock State Historic Site Arrow Rock, MO Each April and May, interactive programs are offered for children’s groups at this historic site. The programs are designed to give kids a taste of 19th century life and broaden their sense of Missouri history. Reservations for the programs are taken in early February. Other cultural events and living history re-enactments occur on the site and in the town throughout the year. The Lyceum Theater, Missouri’s oldest repertory theater, produces plays and musicals from June through October. For these activities and more, contact the historic site at 1-660-837-3330. Bootheel Youth Museum Malden, MO The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden offers children exciting, inventive, and educational, fun! Where else can you stand inside a bubble, "freeze" your shadow on a wall, write a check at the bank or make music on sewer pipes? These are just a few of the experiences you'll enjoy at the BYM! The award-winning museum offers more than 70 exhibits designed for interactive learning in an informal, fun atmosphere. Exciting exhibits relate to science, math, natural resources, and the arts and encourage roleplaying, curiosity and socialization. Groups can be scheduled Tuesday–Friday between 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.; or Sunday 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Visitors should allow at least one and a half to two hours to tour the museum. Pre-registration should be made at least a week in advance to receive the special group rate of $4.00 per person for groups larger than eight. The museum requires one adult supervisor for every five children. For more information, contact the museum at info@bootheelyouthmuseum or call 573-276-3600. Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Cape Girardeau, MO The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is located in Cape Girardeau’s North County Park and showcases the rich cultural history and diverse natural resources of southeast Missouri. It features a 160-seat auditorium, three classrooms, hands-on exhibits, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, and an indoor wildlife viewing area. The White Oak Trace features two miles of nature trails allowing visitors to traverse rolling river hills with sinkholes, deep hollows, and ravines covered with prominent stands of poplar and oak. Native plants featured in the nature center’s landscape provide habitat for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife species. Visitors can start their experience in the Exhibit Gallery by viewing Paul Corbin’s collection of Native American artifacts including primitive tools that were used to harvest plants and animals hundreds of years ago. Interactive exhibits encourage exploration of the forest, marsh, swamp, and big river habitats of southeast Missouri. Visitors can learn where to go in the region to experience these unique natural features and gain insight into local opportunities for camping, hunting, and fishing. The center offers many public programs and workshops. There is no admission fee. Call 573-290-5730 for more information. 19


Cateye Glasses Studio Cape Girardeau, MO Cateye Glasses Studio offers art classes for children and adults, as well as special events for groups. Studio personnel can customize activities for your group’s interests or needs including badgework. Fees vary depending on activity and group size. Call 573-380-8464 or email cateyeglassesstudio@hotmail.com for information or scheduling. Challenger Learning Center St. Louis, MO or Paducah, KY The award-winning Challenger Learning Centers provide space education programs for schools, corporations, community groups, and the general public. The centers feature state-of-the-art space simulators, which include an orbiting space station and a mission control center modeled after NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Both locations offer special Girl Scout days. Costs vary, so contact a location for prices and availability. To contact the St. Louis center, call 314-521-6205 or visit www.clcstlouis.org. To contact the Paducah Center, call 270-534-3101 or visit www.clcpaducah.org. Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) Columbia, MO CCUA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of food insecurity and the education of communities about urban agriculture. Girl Scouts can satisfy some requirements for cooking badges (such as the Locavore badge) by touring and attending workshops at the urban farm. The CCUA staff is available to work with troops individually or as groups. There are a variety of volunteer project opportunities as well. Costs vary, so call 573-514-4174 or visit www.columbiaurbanag.org for prices and availability. Creative Ewe Pottery Cape Girardeau, MO Girls and adults can get their creative juices flowing as they pick out a bisque project to decorate at Creative Ewe Pottery. The Creative Ewe staff will then glaze and fire your one-of-akind creation and your finished masterpiece will be ready to pick up in a few days. Girl Scouts receive a 15 percent discount, but need to call ahead for availability: 573-335-0018. Discovery Center Springfield, MO Bring your troop for a day of scientific exploration at the Discovery Center! With more than 200 exhibits and 50,000 square feet to explore, you’re guaranteed to have a day filled with learning and fun! Troops can request the Environmental Pathway Scavenger Hunt when they register and will receive copies at check-in for this self-guided investigation of the Gold LEED Certified Building program (best suited for girls ages 8 and above). To find a list of hours, special events, and more, visit www.discoverycenter.org. Groups of 12 or more paying participants who schedule in advance receive a group rate of $5.00 per person. Groups must have a ratio of 1 adult per 5 girls. To schedule a visit, contact Megan at 417-862-9910.

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Discovery Play House Cape Girardeau, MO The mission of Discovery Play House is to create fun, interactive, and educational experiences for children. The exhibits are designed to serve children 11 years old and younger. Explore 7,500 square feet of interactive exhibits in this children’s museum, located in Downtown Cape Girardeau. Shop in the grocery store, become a dentist, splash in the Secret Water Garden, or learn about money at the bank! “Grandma Ruth’s Farm,” the newest exhibit, is where you can milk a cow, harvest veggies, or sell your produce in the nearby grocery store. Young children can join in the fun as they uncover the magic of “Pollywog Pond” in a kid-sized fishing boat! Groups of 10 can receive a rate of $3.00 per person by booking at least 2 weeks in advance. Groups must have a ratio of 1 adult per 5 girls (adults within the ratio are free of charge; additional adults are $3.00 each). Play House memberships may not be used in conjunction with a group admission. For more information or to book a group, visit www.discoveryplayhouse.org or call 573-335-PLAY. Horseback Riding for Troop and Individual Girls Several Locations Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland has council owned horseback riding facilities and several council approved riding facilities that can provide troop and individual girl horseback riding sessions. Please use the Troop and Individual Girl Horseback Riding Registration form or contact a leadership and learning specialist for use of council-owned facilities at Sacajawea East Program Center in Cape Girardeau or Cherokee Ridge Program Center in Patterson. The following facilities are approved for Girl Scout use by GSMH: • B and B Farms in Russellville. Contact Schellie Blochberger at 573-690-7014. • Hayburner Ranch in Camdenton. Contact Lisa Leek at 573-346-8440. • Horses of Hope in Baxter Springs, KS. Contact Mycah McColm at 620-429-0390. • Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center in Springfield. Contact Lynn VandenBerg at 417-833-3291. • Hartman Farms in Marshfield. Contact Mary Chris Hartman at 417-859-2200. • Sac River Stables in Springfield. Contact Dawn O’Connor at 417-742-4200. Participants are required to wear approved riding helmets, boots, and long pants at all facilities. There is a limited number of helmets available for check out to use at council approved facilities. Two-weeks notice is required for helmet reservation and pick up. To reserve helmets, please contact Properties/ Risk Manager Sandy Vaughn at 877-312-4764 x1514. HyVee Nutrition and Cooking Classes Multiple Locations With great recipes, cooking can be simple and fun! HyVee Nutrition and Cooking Classes are designed for children ages 5-11 with basic cooking skills and techniques. Students will work with a dietitian as they earn part of the cooking badge and enjoy snacks. More advanced programs may be available for older girls also. Contact a HyVee near you for more information and to see what classes are available. 21


Magic House St. Louis, MO The Magic House will engage your Girl Scouts in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity, and the development of problem solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy, and magic. Programs are available for groups including overnight “camp-ins” for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. On select evenings, girls can sleep "under the exhibits" and have the Magic House all to themselves. For information, visit magichouse.org or call 314-288-2518 to reserve space for your group. Morrison Observatory Fayette, MO Morrison Observatory, first located in nearby Glasgow and moved to Fayette in 1935, is home to a treasured artifact from an earlier era of astronomy–a Clark telescope. The popular image of an observatory, a lone scientist looking through a long lens inside a domed structure, dates from the era of the Clark telescope and resembles the Morrison Observatory perfectly. The observatory is open for groups on select days during the year. Call 660-248-6371 for more information and to find out about the programs available for your group. The Mudd Room Studio Columbia, MO The Mudd Room is a place to paint (and make!) your own pottery. Walk in to relax, experiment, and express yourself as you create a unique ceramic masterpiece! You can choose from the pre-made, always changing selection of decorative and functional pottery pieces to paint or try your hand at creating your own ceramic piece from clay. You can meet requirements for the Pottery badge or just be creative together! Girl Scout groups receive special rates. Call 573-441-1MUD or email info@mudroomstudio.com. The Red House Cape Girardeau, MO Red House Interpretive Center houses a number of outstanding exhibits and interpretive panels that highlight Lewis and Clark’s visit to the area. Learn about community founder Louis Lorimier and his family, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery, French Colonial architecture, settlers in the Old Cape Girardeau district, and more—plus, check out a re-creation of Lorimier’s Trading Post, which displays authentic items that would have been sold at the turn of the 19th century. Adult admission is $3.00 and child admission is $1.00. Additional information and teacher’s guides are available at www.orgsites.com/mo/redhouseinterpretive center. To schedule a group tour, call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-777-0068.

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Runge Conservation Nature Center Jefferson City, MO Runge Conservation Nature Center is happy to help leaders and girls of the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland work on badges. Here are a few ways Runge can help: • Naturalist-Led Programs: Get started on the Girl Scout Brownie Senses badge (through the Sensory Exploration program) or Bug badge (Insects program). Girl Scout Juniors can start the Animal Habi tat badge (call for animal program titles). Reservations for naturalist-led programs must be made at least 2 weeks in advance and must have a minimum of 10 girls. Call 573-526-5544 to make a reserva tion and for further information. • Adventure Backpacks: Any size group may check out an Adventure Pack to help complete badges. The following packs are available: Insects, Tracks & Scat, Aquatic, and Art. Packs are available on a first-come first-served basis at the front desk. • Runge General Public Programs/Activities: These often have components that fulfill badge requirements. For a listing of the programs available to the general public, subscribe to their bi-monthly newsletter Habitat Happenings or visit www.missouriconservation.org. • Resource Binder: Stop by the front desk at Runge and look through the resource binder for pamphlets and information that may help you discover more about animals, gardening, flowers, insects, and hiking as you journey through the badges. Runge exhibits, trails, and free publications are always available to Girl Scouts, leaders, and families. Call 573-526-5544 for prices and availability. Silver Dollar City, Whitewater, and the Showboat Branson Belle Branson, MO Bring your troop to Silver Dollar City’s annual Girl Scout Weekend to explore 1880s America, complete with an actual working homestead, more than 100 demonstrating craftsmen, and guided tours of Marvel Cave. Plus, take on 21st century thrills with more than 30 rides and attractions! Sister attractions Whitewater and the Showboat Branson Belle also offer special Girl Scout days! Details on these days will be available in early spring 2014. For tickets to Silver Dollar City, Whitewater, or the Showboat Branson Belle, call 1-800-417-7770. Springfield Little Theater Springfield, MO Springfield Little Theatre hosts live productions that are adventurous, ambitious, and intelligent that attract more than 60,000 annual audience members and are praised by critics. If you plan on seeing a performance, contact SLT Education Director Lorianne Dunn at 417-869-3869 x21 to also schedule a special workshop; a tour of the beautiful, historic Landers Theatre; or a party for your troop!

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(A donation to the SLT Education Program is requested and appreciated!) Special rates for Girl Scout troops and leaders are available for many productions. Parents and other family members may purchase tickets at the regular price. More information is also available at www.springfieldlittletheater.org. To purchase tickets, call the SLT box office directly at 417-869-1334. St. Louis Science Center St. Louis, MO The Saint Louis Science Center, founded as a planetarium in 1963, is a collection of buildings including a science museum and a planetarium. One of the top 5 science centers in the United States, the center hosts several Girl Scout badge workshops throughout the year. For dates or information about programs, call 314-289-4439 or visit www.slsc.org/scouting-programs. St. Louis Zoo St. Louis, MO Have you ever wondered how zookeepers take care of the animals? Do you think the zoo helps animals in the wild? Would you like to help the animals of the St. Louis Zoo and animals like them in the wild, but don’t know what to do? Come to Snooze at the Zoo and discover the answers to these questions plus sleep at the Zoo! Girls Scouts and adult leaders will simulate keeper duties in a keeper care relay, try diagnosing animals when they become a Snooze veterinarian, put on some safari gear, and try a hand at simulated field research! Overnight evening activities will include a live animal encounter, rotations through exciting activities, an evening pizza snack (with a soft drink), and a night hike around zoo grounds, which includes a flashlight tour of the herpetarium. The morning portion of the overnight adventure includes a continental breakfast, a morning stroll around zoo grounds to see the animals wakeup, a souvenir zoo patch, and a glow-in-the-dark overnight cup! There are specific dates for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes in October and November. For registration and 2014 dates, visit www.stlzoo.org. For more information, contact Overnight Programs Coordinator Keri Lammering at klammering@stlzoo.org. Twin Pines Conservation Education Center Winona, MO Located in the midst of Missouri’s most productive forests, Twin Pines places a special emphasis on the history of the Ozarks’ timber industry. Displays at Twin Pines include vintage logging equipment, a log cabin, and an early 20th century schoolhouse. Other exhibits, such as a restored 1946 Chevrolet panel truck outfitted with a generator and movie projector, celebrate early efforts to spread conservation messages to Ozark communities. Twin Pines offers opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, photography, and other nature activities. A trail provides access to several forest types. The center also offers many program education opportunities. Twin Pines is open Wednesday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but some clinics and workshops require a fee. For more information call 573-325-1381 or visit http://mdc.mo.gov/regions/ozark/twin-pines-conservationeducation-center. 24


University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archeology Columbia, MO Museums aren't just collections of things, however significant or beautiful. They're also collections of people—people sharing a common passion for studying, documenting, and interpreting the world's artistic and archaeological traditions. Girl Scouts can gain a unique appreciation for the collections at the Museum of Art and Archeology through special school-age tours that are aligned with grade-level expectations. The flashlight tour is a must! Admission is free and open to the public. Schedule a tour by calling 1-573-882-3591. Walk-About Acres Columbia, MO In the words of Art and Vera, this family owned farm has, “something exciting to offer children and adults from 1-100. We love to tell about our many animals from our colorful, show-off peacocks to our Missouri mule foot pig ‘Jacqueline,’ who likes a good ear scratching.” Walk-About Acres is a farm that emphasizes sustainability and bee-raising. Take a tour, walk around, and maybe even roll a beeswax candle! Call 1-573-474-5830 to make a reservation to Walk-About at least 24 hours in advance. The guided tour is $5.00 per person with a $50 minimum, and the unguided tour is $1.00 per person with a $10.00 minimum. Warm Springs Ranch, Home of the World-Famous Clydesdale Horses Boonville, MO This state-of-the-art Budweiser Clydesdale breeding farm was founded in 2008 and is located on more than 300 acres near Boonville. The farm features a mare, stallion, and foaling barn, veterinary lab, and 10 pastures each with a walk-in shelter. Warm Springs Ranch is home to more than 100 Clydesdales! Unique, behindthe-scenes tours let visitors get to know the handlers and get up close to these fabulous horses. Admission is $10.00. For more information or to set up a guided tour for your girls call 1-888-972-5933 or email warmspringsranch@anheuser-busch.com.

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The following girl program events may be scheduled on request! Simply contact a leadership and learning specialist to make arrangements.

Path to Silver/Path to Gold

Are your girls interested in taking action by completing a Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award? We are happy to help walk them through the process, explain the benefits, and brainstorm ideas. For Cadettes and older, FREE/Min. 10

Program Aide Trainings

Older Girl Scouts make great mentors for younger Girl Scouts. This core training teaches girls basic skills and leadership styles; specialization trainings are available in outdoor skills and crafts, songs, and games. For Cadettes, $10.00 per girl/Min. 10

Go Challenge

In problem-solving and teamwork-building games, girls will use skills in critical and creative thinking, communication and cooperation to solve scenarios together with this traveling low ropes course. Subject to the availability of facilitators. Facilitators may not be available in all areas. For Juniors and older, $15 per girl/Min. 10, Max. 20

Challenge Games

Can girls work together in ground-based and low ropes challenges? Some problem-solving and teambuilding games will help girls push individual boundaries; others will provide skills in thinking creatively, communication and cooperating to reach a goal. Available only at Finbrooke and Latonka Program Centers. Subject to the availability of facilitators. For Juniors and older, $15 per girl/Min. 10, Max. 20

Geocaching

Do you want to learn about the exciting game of geocaching? It’s a GPS-based treasure hunt right in your neighborhood and around the world. Learn about coordinates, travel-bugs and how to find the wellhidden caches. Subject to the availability of facilitators. Facilitators may not be available in all areas. For Juniors and older, $8 per girl/Min. 10

Babysitting

This American Red Cross course will train you to provide responsible childcare. You will learn leadership skills, professionalism, basic care, safe play and first aid. You will leave with a Red Cross certificate in Babysitters Training. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. This class last approximately 8 hours. Subject to the availability of facilitators. Facilitators may not be available in all areas. For Juniors and older, $40 per girl/Min. 8 Max. 10 26


St. Louis St. Louis Zoo

What it is: The St. Louis Zoo was founded in 1910 and houses more than 17,000 animals from over 700 species including penguins, puffins, bears, chimpanzees, gorillas, sea lions, and tigers. The Zoo was inspired by the 1904 World’s Fair Flight Cage which is still an active exhibit. Cost: The Zoo is free, but some attractions have fees (see their website for a full list). Location: Forest Park at One Government Drive. Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. It stays open later in the summer, so check the zoo’s website for seasonal hours. Contact: 800-966-8877 or stlzoo.org

City Museum

What it is: Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, City Museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. Basic admission gives visitors access to three floors of activities to explore. For an additional cost, you can visit the World Aquarium and the roof (called Atop the City) in season. Cost: Girl Scout groups that call and make reservations at least one day in advance can take advantage of the group rate of $6.00 per person. There is no minimum group size required, but you must provide a tax-exempt letter. The World Aquarium is $7.95 and the Roof is $5.00. Location: 701 N. 15th Street Hours: Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Contact: 314-231-2489 or citymuseum.org

St. Louis Science Center

What it is: More than 700 exhibits and hands-on activities spread out over several buildings. Highlights include life-size, animated models of a T-Rex and a triceratops and a planetarium. Cost: Admission to the Science Center is free. Admission to the Planetarium is $4.00 for kids and $5.00 for adults, but it is free after 4:00 p.m. on weekends and in the summer. There are costs for the IMAX theater and special exhibits. Location: 5050 Oakland Ave. Hours: Monday–Saturday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sundays 11:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Contact: 314-289-4400 or slsc.org

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The Gateway Arch

What it is: Our nation’s tallest monument built to commemorate Thomas Jefferson and the westward expansion of the United States. The 630-foot tall monument is a magnificent site and contains the Museum of Westward Expansion, an IMAX theater and a thrilling ride up the arch. Cost: Museum is free; journey to the top of the arch is $10.00 for ages 16 and older and $5.00 for ages 15 and under. Location: The waterfront in the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park. Hours: Summer 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.; Winter 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Contact: 877-982-1410 or gatewayarch.com

Kansas City Hallmark Kaleidoscope

What it is: At this attraction, sponsored by Hallmark Card, children use their imagination and creativity to make works of art with recycled items. Cost: Free, but groups of 15 or more must make reservations by calling 816-274-8301. Hours: Check their website for class times. Location: 2500 Grand Blvd. Contact: 816-274-8301 or hallmarkkaleidoscope.com

Science City at Union Station

What it is: An interactive science center featuring more than 50 hands-on displays, traveling exhibits, and the Gottlieb Planetarium. Cost: Science City costs $10.00 for all ages; Gottlieb Planetarium costs $6.00 for all ages. Hours: Saturday 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Check website for full schedule Location: 30 W. Pershing Road Contact: 816-460-2020 or sciencecity.com

Kansas City Zoo

What it is: The KC Zoo is over 200 acres of park featuring more than 1,000 animals divided into themed sections including: African Plains, Tiger Trail, and the Indoor Rainforest. Cost: $11.50 for ages 12 and up and $8.50 for ages 11 and under. Hours: Check website for seasonal hours. Location: 6000 Zoo Drive in Swope Park. Contact: 816-513-5800 or kansascityzoo.org

Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun

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Cost: Children: $29.99 | Adults: $48.99 Hours: Check website for seasonal hours. Location: 4545 World of Fun Ave. Contact: worldsoffun.com

Branson The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure

What it is: A unique, interactive, educational, and entertaining experience! The main attraction is the butterfly aviary featuring thousands of tropical, exotic butterflies flying all around you. Included in the admission cost is access to the living rainforest science center, a movie about butterflies, and the Emerald Forest Mirror Maze. Cost: Children 12 and under: $9.95 | 12-years-old and over: $18.98. Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: 4106 W. 76 Country Blvd. Contact: 417-332-2231 or thebutterflypalace.com

Silver Dollar City

What it is: An 1880’s theme park featuring more than 100 acres of rides, attractions, shows, craftsman, and Marvel Cave. Throughout the year, Silver Dollar City is home to six different festivals. Keep an eye out for more information about SDC’s yearly “Scout Days” held every spring to take advantage of special savings. Cost: Children 11 and under: $48 12 | 12-years-old and up: $58.00 If your group is 15 people or larger, contact group sales at 800-417-7700 to get the group prices of $41.00 for children and $51.00 for adults. Hours: Check website for seasonal hours. Location: 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway (west of Branson) Contact: silverdollarcity.com

White Water

What it is: 13 acres of water rides and slides, including the Aloha Rivers and Kalanni Towers. Keep an eye out for more information about White Water’s yearly “Girl Scout Day” held every summer to take advantage of special savings. Cost: Children ages 11 and under: $34.00 | Ages 12 and up: $40.00. Hours: Open May–September; Check website for hours. Location: 3505 West Highway 76 Contact: silverdollarcity.com

Dixie Stampede What it is: This dinner attraction features a four-course feast and a show with thrilling horse riding stunts, musical performances, animals, and comedy. Audience participation is a big part of every show. Keep an eye out for more information about Dixie Stampede’s youth shows to take advantage of special savings. 29


Cost: Ages 11 and under admission ranges from $25.66–$31.24; Ages 12 and up admission ranges from $50.21–$55.79. Groups of 15 or more can get a discount by contacting the group department via the Dixie Stampede website. Hours: Check website for seasonal show schedules. Location: 1525 Highway 76 Contact: dixiestampede.com

Jefferson City Missouri State Capitol

What it is: The Missouri State Capitol was completed in 1917 and covers three acres. Inside the building is the Missouri State Museum. Tour guides show the treasures of the Capitol building, tell you about its history, and are 45-minutes long. Cost: Admission is free; Groups of 10 or more need to make reservations online. Hours: Monday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Location: 201 W. Capitol Ave. Contact: 573-751-2854 or mostateparks.com

Missouri Governor’s Mansion

What it is: Official residence of Missouri’s governors since 1871. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a tour on the website. Groups of less than 10 should go to the front gate at 100 Madison Street at least 20 minutes before tours are conducted. Cost: Admission is free. Hours: Check the Missouri Governor’s Mansion website for tour schedule. Location: 100 Madison Street Contact: 573-751-4141 or mansion.mo.gov

Central Dairy What it is: Getting ice cream at Central Dairy has been a Jefferson City tradition since 1932. Central Dairy was the place to hang out for school kids in the 1950s and the ice cream counter still has that vintage feel. With more than 40 flavors of ice cream available in cones, milkshakes, or sundaes, there is something sure to please everyone. Cost: Prices range from $1.86 to $6.00. You can download the menu from their website. Hours: Monday–Saturday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Location: 610 Madison Street Contact: 573-635-6148 or centraldairy.biz

Binder Park

What it is: This 644-acre park located west of Jefferson City features a lake with fishing, picnic sites, walking trails, an RV campground, playground, sand volleyball courts, and Frisbee golf courts. Cost: Admission is free. Hours: Check the website for details on hours. Location: 5840 Rainbow Drive 30 Contact: jeffcitymo.gov/parks


Tulsa Oklahoma Aquarium

What it is: The area’s largest aquarium with thousands of salt and freshwater fish and animals including seahorses, jelly fish, eels, and sharks. Highlights include a walk-through tunnel and dome that allows you to see bull sharks swimming alongside you and an area where you can touch and feed stingrays. Cost: Ages 12 and under: $9.95 | Ages 12 and up: $13.95 Location: 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks, OK 74037 Hours: Open year round except Christmas, from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays until 9:00 p.m. Contact: 918-296-FISH or okaquarium.org

Route 66 Village

What it is: This open air museum dedicated to showing life in early Oklahoma includes a fully restored Frisco Steam Engine, passenger car, caboose, and a life-size oil derrick. Cost: Admission is free. Location: 3770 Southwest Blvd. Hours: Open during daylight hours. Contact: route66village.org

Big Splash Water Park

What it is: Outdoor water park featuring 10 water attractions, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, basketball courts, and picnic areas. Cost: General admission is $23.95 plus tax. Location: 4707 E. 21st Street Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; and Sunday 12:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. Contact: 918-749-7385 or bigsplashwaterpark.com

Philbrook Museum of Art

What it is: Oklahoma’s premier cultural institution that features 23 acres of gardens, exhibitions, and quality collections of art from all over the world. Cost: General admission is $9.00; Groups of 10 or more can receive $7.00 if they contact the museum before their visit. Location: 2727 S. Rockford Hours: Open daily 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., but closed on Monday. Contact: 918-749-7941 or philbrook.org

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Nashville Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

What it is: The Nashville Zoo houses thousands of animals including elephants, tigers, leopards, zebras, giraffes, and meerkats. Their newest habitat is “Kangaroo Kickabout.” Girl Scout groups can schedule badge workshops. See the “Programs and Learning” section of their website for details. Cost: Ages 12 and under: $10.00 | Ages 13 and up: $15.00. Location: 3777 Nolensville Pike Hours: Check the zoo’s website for seasonal hours. Contact: nashvillezoo.org

Adventure Science Center

What it is: This hands-on science center includes a Space Chase—simulated astronaut training—and Adventure Tower that-features 75-feet and seven levels of activities. The center also has a planetarium. Cost: Ages 12 and under: $10.00 | Ages 13 and up: $12.00 Planetarium tickets are $6.00. Group discounts for 15 or more are available; see their website for details. Location: 800 Fort Negley Blvd. Hours: Monday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Contact: adventuresci.com

Country Music Hall of Fame

What it is: The Country Music Hall of Fame is devoted to celebrating the greats of country music. Exhibits include artifacts, photos, video, and audio recording. They offer family and community programs including a Musical Petting Zoo. Check their website for a schedule. Cost: Ages 6-17: $14.00 | Ages 18 and over: $22.00 Location: 222 5th Ave. Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily. Contact: 615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org

Visit a Plantation

What it is: Be transported back to another time at one of Nashville’s historic plantations by visiting one of the following: • Belle Meade Plantation—bellemeadeplantation.com • Belmont Mansion—belmontmansion.com • Carnton Plantation—carnton.org

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Ceremonies are long-held traditions in Girl Scouts and a great way to commemorate important moments in a Girl Scout’s career. Ceremonies have three basic parts. 1. Opening: welcome guests, state the purpose, and set the mood 2. Main Part: develop the theme or idea of the ceremony with dialogue, poetry, songs, candle-lighting, or other activities 3. Closing: thank guests and offer closure through a friendship circle, song, or other activity

Common Girl Scout Ceremonies Investiture/Rededication An investiture ceremony is planned to welcome new girls and adults when they join Girl Scouts for the first time. Common traditions for this ceremony include stating the Girl Scout Promise and Law, singing, presenting the Girl Scout membership pin, and doing the Girl Scout handshake. Rededication is a very similar ceremony, except it is for girls and adults who have been invested to reaffirm their belief in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. To take the guess-work out of these ceremonies, Investiture/Rededication kits are available for checkout at all GSMH service centers. Bridging Ceremony Bridging ceremonies represent a girl’s growth and development from one level of Girl Scouts to another. The “bridge” or crossing over into the new program level can be symbolized in different ways–indoors or outdoors, perhaps at a local park with a wooden bridge. Consider inviting a sister troop at the next Girl Scout age level to assist. Ideas for bridging ceremonies can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Flag Ceremony A flag ceremony is a great way of showing love, pride, and respect for one’s country or state. They are often used to open other ceremonies and can also be a nice way to begin troop meetings or other Girl Scout events. The Pledge of Allegiance in the presence of the flag is always included in this ceremony; reciting the Girl Scout Promise and Law or singing a patriotic or Girl Scout song may also be included. Flag ceremonies often use a color guard–a guard of honor for the flag. They consist of one color bearer and two or more guards on each side who ensure that the flag does not touch the ground or become entangled. Materials for flag ceremonies are available for check out at all GSMH service centers. A kit with information about color guard positions, responsibilities, scripts, instruction on flag folding and proper etiquette, history, and sample flag ceremonies is available for checkout at all GSMH service centers. Other Ceremonies Additional ceremonies that your troop may choose to learn about include: • Opening/Closing Ceremonies (at meetings or events) • Pinning Ceremony (for grade-level Girl Scout pins) • Court of Awards (to celebrate achievement) • Fly-Up (for girls bridging from Brownies to Juniors) • Girl Scouts’ Own (for exploration of the girls’ choosing) For more information on these and other ceremonies, visit www.girlscouts.org. 33


1/3 Rule of Thumb

from Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, New Leader Training Troop income earned through troop dues collection, product program, and money earning activities should be helping to fund girls’ Girl Scout experience. A good rule of thumb to follow is a 1/3 rule. Troops and girls should be learning to budget in a responsible and sustainable way. That means each troop should be working to minimize extra costs to themselves and to families. • 1/3 of funds help cover costs of badges, registrations for the following year, and uniform pieces. All girls should have an opportunity to have a membership paid in full or part by their troop, even if they decide not to join the troop the following year. • 1/3 covers field trips, meeting supplies, and ceremonies—that’s right, only 1/3. Girls should be learning to use their resources wisely and learning the value of saving up for big trips and ideas. • 1/3 for unexpected expenses (like a family who needs financial assistance, or an amazing opportunity that suddenly comes up), and larger expenses (like travel and take action projects).

Troop Money-Earning Projects

The Girl Scout program is intended to be a self-sufficient one. Although most troops find that the Girl Scout product programs provide adequate funds to support troop costs such as membership dues, uniforms, books, service projects, and badge activities, troops may elect to conduct additional money-earning activities during the year. Because Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. is the holder of a non-profit 501(c)(3) status, all troop money-earning projects (except the council-sponsored fall product program and Girl Scout Cookie Program) must be pre-approved by our resource development department. Complete guidelines and the Troop Money-Earning Project Application are available on your Volunteer Resources CD and our website. *Note: Girl Scouts may not raise funds on behalf of other organizations, though they may choose to contribute troop funds to service projects and initiatives of their choice.

Financial Assistance

To help ensure that everyone interested may participate in Girl Scouts, financial assistance is available for national membership dues (girls and adults), handbooks and uniforms (for girls), GSMH program events, summer camp, Girl Scout destinations, and volunteer trainings for adults. Financial assistance is reserved for those who demonstrate need; it is not a substitute for troop funds or product program proceeds. Financial Assistance Application forms are available on your Volunteer Resources CD and our website. Each applicant must submit a separate application; troop applications are not accepted. 34


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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.

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

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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. Girls will learn about rockets, build their own, and send them into outer space. They will make predictions on their rocket’s flight pattern, test its distances, and use their scientific brain to improve the rocket’s design. Register early or risk floating off into space. Each participant will get to build and keep their own rocket. We will tie in the It’s Your Story­—Tell It! Journeys and links will be sent home. 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 DISCOVER a strong sense of self.

Kaleidoscope

Are you ready to splash on a bold stroke of color? Girls will discover what it is like to get creative and make their own masterpiece. We’re even going to learn about colors and participate in a fun “choose your favorite color” activity. Be sure the girls wear clothes they can get paint on—art can be messy! We’ll be working on the Brownie painting badge and Zinni’s Art of Sharing Daisy Petal. Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Poplar Bluff, MO Registration Deadline: 9/20/13 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

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Snack-tastic

Join us for a fun afternoon in the kitchen as we make some treats and work on earning some badges! The dietitian from Hy-Vee grocery stores will teach girls how to make a yummy snack and how to make sure they eat healthy. And of course, girls will get to eat the snacks they make! Daisies will earn part of their Respect Myself and Others petal; Brownies will earn part of the Snack badge and Juniors earn part of the Simple Meals badge. Price includes snacks for girls and adults. Age Note: Option 1 is for Juniors and Option 2 is for Daisies and Brownies. DISCOVER practical life skills.

Brownies in the Woods

Girls will get ready for an adventure with their Girl Scout Brownie friends as they earn the Hiker badge! They’ll learn some hiking tips, pack their own snack and then hit the trails for a nature hike. Who knows what kinds of exciting things they will discover in the woods! Price includes a snack and the Hiker badge. Bring a sack lunch and your water bottle. Option 1: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Mintahama Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/27/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: $2.00 Option 2: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 3/21/14 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: $2.00 Option 3: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/11/14 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: $2.00 Option 4: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/11/14 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: $2.00 CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Sports Lock-in at Missouri State University

OVERNIGHT!

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. Girls will 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 with Girl Scouts from all over the council. End the night watching a movie. Cost for girls includes a patch. Troops can bring their own snacks and breakfast.

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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

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 Option 1: (Juniors) 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Option 2: (Daisies and Brownies) 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/25/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: $4.00 DISCOVER a strong sense of self.

Horse Tails

Get to know the council horses at this program. Girls will learn about horse safety, grooming, and receive a horseback riding arena lesson. Before the day is over they will participate in a “Showdeo” and be able to show off all the new things they’ve learned! Fee includes horseback riding instruction and a participation patch. Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Location: Sacajewea East Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/24/13 MIN/MAX: 10/40 Girl Cost: $40.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Tabletown

Come together with others and plan a community for a night using tables, sheets, blankets, and more. Explore new ways of living in our world sustainably. The value of common ground, respecting other’s ideas, and working together come to life in this fun, creative, overnight event that introduces what it means to be part of a camp community. We will spend the night exploring the Brownie Quest Journey. A patch and continental breakfast is included. Bring your own box dinner. Participants will be sent home with a summary of what parts of the Journey were completed. Option 1: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m. Location: Sedalia, MO Registration Deadline: 11/08/13 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: $10.00 Option 2: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m. Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO Registration Deadline: 11/29/13 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: $10.00


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Better Than A Band-Aid

DISCOVER positive values.

Paper Dolls Galore!

Can a band-aid make everything better? It can sure help! But it’s even better to be safe first. We’ll have some very important people such as police officers, fire officers, and healthcare experts teach what to do to stay safe and how to handle it when things go wrong. Girls will earn the First Aid badge while preparing for emergencies.

Do you know someone that used to be a Girl Scout? Have you ever heard them talking about how their uniform used to look? We’ll travel back to the 1900s and learn some Girl Scout history along the way. Through paper dolls, games, and other activities, we will get a chance to travel through time to see how Girl Scouts was different or the same as it is today.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Sikeston, MO Registration Deadline: 11/22/13 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $9.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

Option 1: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 12/20/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

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Option 2: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Boonville, MO Registration Deadline: 12/20/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

Theater Day at Missouri Southern State University

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 girls through a day exploring theater! Girls will participate in theater games and activities and get a behind the scenes tour of the theater including props and costumes. Best of all, they 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, 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 practical life skills.

Leaves of Green

Daisies need green leaves in order to thrive, and people need their own kinds of green leaves to get by—money! Earn the Money Counts Financial Literacy petal in an interactive Children’s museum, the Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden or the Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau. After a fun banking and shopping experience, explore the other exhibits in the museum. Option 1: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Cape Girardeau, MO Registration Deadline: 12/04/13 MIN/MAX: 15/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: $2.00 Option 2: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Malden, MO Registration Deadline: 1/03/14 MIN/MAX: 15/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: $2.00

Option 3: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Eldon, MO Registration Deadline: 12/20/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 4: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Location: Joplin, MO Registration Deadline: 1/17/14 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 5: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Pittsburg, KS Registration Deadline: 1/17/14 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 6: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 1/24/14 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 7: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Dexter, MO Registration Deadline: 2/21/14 MIN/MAX: 15/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe DISCOVER a strong sense of self.

American Girl Adventure: Social Butterfly

Bring your favorite American Girl and join us for an elegant day as we explore the world of social etiquette! Get prepared to take on any social situation by exploring conversation starters, table manners, and so much more! Girls will put their detective skills to work during the Samantha Mystery Party Game where they will act out a Samantha story and solve a mystery. Then participate in a formal luncheon. Throughout the day, girls will gain social etiquette skills while completing the Junior badge—Social Butterfly. Get a taste of what it’s like to earn a Junior badge and complete that bridging requirement. Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Location: Columbia, MO Registration Deadline: 2/07/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: $5.00

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Night at the Museum: Discovery Center Lock-in

Daisy Dudes

Note: Girls registering without a troop must bring a chaperone. To accommodate as many girls as possible, we ask troops to limit the number of adults to the required Girl Scout safety ratios.

Note: Girl Scouts Daisies are only allowed to ride while being led by an adult. Adult attendees must be able to help with leading if asked; they must wear boots and helmets.

Date: Friday, Feb. 28–Saturday, Feb. 29, 2014 Time: 8:00 p.m. Friday–8:00 a.m. Saturday Location: Discovery Center, Springfield, MO Registration Deadline: 2/14/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $24.00 Adult Cost: $10.00

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014 Option 1: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Option 2: 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Option 3: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Location: Sacajawea East Program Center Registration Deadline: 2/21/14 MIN/MAX: 10/40 Girl Cost: $25.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

OVERNIGHT!

Bring a sense of adventure and a sleeping bag for an after-hours exploration of the Discovery Center! Girls will arrive after the museum is closed and have access to all of the museum’s hands-on exhibits. New this year: there will be activity stations to help Girl Scout Daisies earn part of their Make the World a Better Place petal; Brownies will earn part of the Senses badge and Juniors will earn part of the Detective badge. All girls will spend time in the ChromoZone Lab where they will get to do a DNA extraction experiment! Girls will end the night watching a movie and sleeping in the museum. Girl price includes a patch.

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Fit 4 Fun

Get up and move at this fun fitness workshop! Try picking up ten pennies with your bare toes, become the next Girl Scout hula hoop champion or beat your best time at the crazy challenge course. These and other games and activities focus on having fun while becoming healthy and fit. This event may meet some of the requirements for the My Best Self Brownie badge and the Brownie Quest Journey. Daisies will work on the physical strength portion of the Courageous and Strong petal. Fun patch is included. Option 1: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Ashland, MO Registration Deadline: 2/21/14 MIN/MAX: 20/75 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 2: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Sedalia, MO Registration Deadline: 3/07/14 MIN/MAX: 20/75 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe DISCOVER practical life skills.

Fun with Food

Girls will learn the importance of nutrition through a series of fun and interactive workshops taught by students from the University of Missouri’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics, and leave ready to share their newfound knowledge with their families! Cost includes a snack and patch. Date/Time: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Columbia, MO Registration Deadline: 3/21/14 MIN/MAX: 30/80 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

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It’s Daisy Day at the horse barn! Girls will get up close and hands-on with the horses. They will be led on horseback, learn horse safety, play a horse game, paint a horse, and make a cowgirl bandana. Cowgirl snacks will be provided. Boots and helmets are provided.


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Flower Power DISCOVER practical life skills.

Fins, Feathers, and Fur

There’s nothing like a pet to be your friend. But it’s our responsibility to know how to take care of our pets and how to interact with other animals we might meet. We’ll have tons of fun animal-related things to do and even meet a few folks who really know lots about wild critters and our pets at home. Activities will tie into the 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Daisy Journey and the Brownie Pets badge. Option 1: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Dexter, MO Registration Deadline: 4/17/14 MIN/MAX: 15/150 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 2: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Cape Girardeau, MO Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

Girl Scout Daisies will spend the afternoon exploring nature, focusing on flowers with help from the friends from the Daisy Flower Garden. The day will include planting flowers, a healthy snack, and a nature walk! Girls will complete some activities from the Between Earth and Sky Journey for Daisies. Date/Time: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe CONNECT through healthy relationships.

Early Bird Registration Hoedown!

Wear your favorite cowpoke attire to this event for girls re-registering. Come for crazy, fun-to-make cowgirl crafts, line dancing, cool lemonade, sack races and a sweet sing-along. We’ll even lasso parts of the It’s Your World—Change It and It’s Your Story—Tell It Journeys. Computers and staff assistance will be available during the event for those who haven’t re-registered yet. A special patch is included in the price.

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Please note: Must be re-registered for the 2014-2015 upcoming Girl Scout year or re-registering at the event in order to attend.

Enjoy a weekend at Girl Scout camp with your favorite gal (mom or other adult female). Girls and their gals will participate in traditional Girl Scout camp activities like making s’mores, singing songs, learning outdoor skills, and exploring nature. Cost includes Saturday breakfast and lunch and a T-shirt. Bring your Friday evening meal or eat before you arrive at camp.

Option 1: Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Location: Mexico, MO Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

Date/Time: Friday, May 9, 2014, 5:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/25/14 MIN/MAX: 50/125 Girl Cost: $30.00 Adult Cost: $30.00

Option 2: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 3: Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Location: Sedalia, MO Registration Deadline: 5/16/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 4: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/23/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe DISCOVER practical life skills.

Titanic Museum Lock-in

Set sail for adventure at a lock-in at the Titanic Museum in Branson! Girls will explore the museum, enjoy hands-onactivities, hear stories from the crew members and watch a movie before sleeping in the museum! New this year: “Be Prepared” is the Girl Scout motto, so we will have activities to help girls learn how to be prepared in an emergency.

OVERNIGHT!

Me & My Gal Campout

Date: Friday, Sept. 26–Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 Time: 9:00 p.m. Friday–7:00 a.m. Saturday Location: Titanic Museum Attraction, Branson, MO Registration Deadline: 9/12/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $26.00 Adult Cost: $20.00

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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 its own thing! This weekend will be fun for first-time and experienced campers alike.

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

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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

CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Go Challenge

In problem-solving and teamwork-building games, girls 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 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 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 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. Girls will learn about rockets, build their own, and send them into outer space. They will make predictions on their rocket’s flight pattern, test its distances, and use their scientific brain to improve the rocket’s design. Register early or risk floating off into space. Each participant will get to build and keep their own rocket. We will tie in the It’s Your Story–Tell It! Journeys and links will be sent home. 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

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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 girls 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 girls 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 girls 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 the 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 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.

Get Moving! Junior Journey Weekend

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 Registration Deadline: 9/27/13 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 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 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

Get ready for a weekend of fun at Finbrooke Program Center as we earn the first two awards from the Get Moving! Journey. Learn about conserving energy to protect the planet and about personal energy balance to protect your body! The weekend will include guest speakers, star-gazing, fun activities, yummy food, and even a craft or two! Price for girls includes lodging (in platform tents or cabins), three meals, all activities, and a Journey book. Price for adults includes lodging and meals. Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/04/13 MIN/MAX: 30/125 Girl Cost: $35.00 Adult Cost: $20.00

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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 girls have learned the basics, they can develop their shooting skills! This program will allow girls 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. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/04/13 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 through cooperation & team-building.

Sports Lock-in at Missouri State University

OVERNIGHT!

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. Girls will 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 with Girl Scouts from all over the council. End the night watching a movie. Cost for girls includes a patch. Troops can bring their own snacks and breakfast.

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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

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Challenge Games

Can girls work together in ground-based and low ropes challenges? Some problem solving and teamworkbuilding games will be about girls 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 CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Snack-tastic

Join us for a fun afternoon in the kitchen as we make some treats and work on earning some badges! The dietitian from Hy-Vee grocery stores will teach girls how to make a yummy snack and how to make sure they eat healthy. And of course, girls will get to eat the snacks they make! Daisies will earn part of their Respect Myself and Others petal; Brownies will earn part of the Snack badge and Juniors earn part of the Simple Meals badge. Price includes snacks for girls and adults. Age Note: Option 1 is for Juniors and Option 2 is for Daisies and Brownies. Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 Option 1: (Juniors) 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Option 2: (Daisies/Brownies) 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/25/13 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: $4.00


TAKE ACTION as a resourceful problem-solver.

Puzzle It Out

Do you like to figure out new ways to get things done? Do you love that “ah-ha” moment when you have a brilliant idea? Several Junior badges feature ways to think outside the box. Follow clues like a “Detective,” see the unseen with “Geocacher,” and maybe even engineer the next big thing with “Product Designer.” Add in some games to get your brain flowing and you’ll be on your way to being a resourceful problem solver. Please bring a sack lunch. Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/25/13 MIN/MAX: 10/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe CONNECT with your local community.

Theater Day at Missouri Southern State University

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 girls through a day exploring theater! Girls 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, 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 practical life skills.

Better Than A Band-Aid

Can a band-aid make everything better? It can sure help! But it’s even better to be safe first. We’ll have some very important people such as police officers, fire officers, and healthcare experts teach girls what to do to stay safe and how to handle it when things go wrong. Girls will earn the First Aid badge while preparing for emergencies. Date/Time: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Sikeston, MO Registration Deadline: 11/22/13 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $9.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

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 girls to visit the workshop of Leonardo’s mind where they 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/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 DISCOVER a strong sense of self.

All About Horses

Girls will spend the day exploring the world of horses and equitation. They will learn more about horse safety, and grooming and saddling their own horse. They’ll have plenty of time to ride and participate in a “Showdeo” where they’ll be able to show off all the new things they have learned! Fee includes horseback riding instruction and a participation patch. Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Location: Sacajawea East Program Center Registration Deadline: 12/20/13 MIN/MAX: 10/40 Girl Cost: $40.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe 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 sharing a video on the web. It allows girls to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In ALICE’s interactive interface, girls drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, Java. Come spend the day creating movies and video games! Juniors will have Journey links to aMUSE and Cadettes will begin 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: Saturday, January 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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Night at the Museum: Discovery Center Lock-in

Bring your sense of adventure and your sleeping bag for an after-hours exploration of the Discovery Center! Girls will arrive after the museum is closed and have access to all of the museum’s hands-on exhibits. New this year: there will be activity stations to help Girl Scout Daisies earn part of their Make the World a Better Place petal; Brownies will earn part of the Senses badge and Juniors will earn part of the Detective badge. All girls will spend time in the ChromoZone Lab where they will get to do a DNA extraction experiment! Girls will end the night watching a movie and sleeping in the museum. Girl price includes a patch.

Express Yourself

It’s your world, change it! But how do you get your message across to others? How do you spread the word and influence people to make a difference? Experts from many different creative fields will come share their secrets with you. Photography, theater, music, and writing are all fun ways to reach out to others. Activities will come from the It’s Your World—Change It series skillbuilder badge set and tie into the Agent of Change Journey. Option 1: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Poplar Bluff, MO Registration Deadline: 1/24/14 MIN/MAX: 15/150 Girl Cost: $9.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 2: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014,1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Cape Girardeau, MO Registration Deadline: 2/07/14 MIN/MAX: 15/150 Girl Cost: $9.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 3: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Springfield Registration Deadline: 3/14/14 MIN/MAX: 15/150 Girl Cost: $9.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe DISCOVER new challenges in the world.

Engineering for Juniors

Students from the Society of Women Engineers at the University of Missouri—Columbia will introduce girls to the amazing world of engineering through hands-on experiments and activities. This program is a great introduction to engineering and STEM. Activities can be tied to the It’s Your Planet—Love It! journey series. Cost includes a custom “Women in Engineering” patch. Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Location: Columbia, MO Registration Deadline: 1/24/14 MIN/MAX: 50/100 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

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Date: Friday, Feb. 28–Saturday, Feb. 29, 2014 Time: 8:00 p.m. Friday–8:00 a.m. Saturday Location: Discovery Center, Springfield, MO Registration Deadline: 2/14/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $24.00 Adult Cost: $10.00

CONNECT through healthy relationships.

Me & My Gal Campout

Enjoy a weekend at Girl Scout camp with your favorite gal (mom or other adult female). Girls and their gals will participate in traditional Girl Scout camp activities like making s’mores, singing songs, learning outdoor skills, and exploring nature. Cost includes Saturday breakfast and lunch and a T-shirt. Bring your Friday evening meal or eat before arriving at camp.

OVERNIGHT!

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OVERNIGHT!

Note: Girls registering without a troop must bring a chaperone. To accommodate as many girls as possible, we ask troops to limit the number of adults to the required Girl Scout safety ratios.

Date/Time: Friday, May 9-Saturday, May 10, 2014 Time: 5:00 p.m. Friday–4:00 p.m. Saturday Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/25/14 MIN/MAX: 50/125 Girl Cost: $30.00 Adult Cost: $30.00

DISCOVER critical-thinking skills.

Girl Scout Mystery Dinner

1 bunch of Daisies! 1 batch of Brownies! 4 Junior Sleuths! 1 ghostly town and S’more than a few creepy clues. Four funny Girl Scouts go to Savannah...Amber, Grace, Avery, and Ella. They are headed for a big camporee, but end up in the middle of a mystery! Come join us to find clues, use our scouting skills, and solve the mystery. Dinner and a surprise is included. Events throughout the evening will tie to the Get Moving Journey for Juniors and the MEdia Journey for Cadettes. Badge and Journey links will be sent home. Date/Time: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/25/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: $10.00


Early Bird Registration Hoedown!

Girls can wear their favorite cowpoke attire to this event just for girls re-registering for the 2015 year. Come for crazy, fun-to-make cowgirl crafts, line dancing, cool lemonade, sack races and a sweet sing-along. We’ll even lasso parts of the It’s Your World—Change It and It’s Your Story—Tell It Journeys. Computers and staff assistance will be available during the event for those who haven’t re-registered yet. A special patch is included in the price. Please note: Must be re-registered for the 2014-2015 upcoming Girl Scout year or re-registering at the event in order to attend. Option 1: Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Location: Mexico, MO Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 2: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 3: Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Location: Sedalia, MO Registration Deadline: 5/16/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 4: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/23/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe DISCOVER new challenges in the world.

Find the Fire

Girls will learn the basics of fire building and geocaching. Then, use their new skills to race against other teams to build a fire for their group. They’ll use handheld GPS units to find caches with the supplies needed to build a fire. At the end, girls will reward themselves with gourmet s’mores roasted over a fire. This program counts toward the Junior Camper badge. We’ll also explore the Get Moving Journey. Badge and Journey links will be sent home. Fun patch is included. Date/Time: Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/16/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $10.00 Adult Cost: $5.00

CONNECT with conflict resolution.

Zombie Survival Day

There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Our catchy title, Zombie Survival, is just code for emergency preparedness. Our goal is to teach girls a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency. So, girls will come out and test their survival skills to see if they would have what it takes to resist and defeat a zombie army! Girls will have a chance to try their hand at tasks like finding and creating shelter, identifying edible plants, and collecting and guarding supplies. Develop additional survival skills such as self-defense, archery, water filtering, camouflage course navigation and, most importantly, rallying and leading other survivors to safety and creating an organized, safe new community. Girls: bring your friends—if you want ‘em to survive!—and get ready to test your bravery, brains, strength, and creativity as you practice for the Girl Scout emergency! The day will be full of events that tie to the It’s Your Story—Tell It and It’s Your Planet—Change It Journeys. Option 1: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 8/08/14 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $12,00 Adult Cost: $5.00 Option 2: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 8/30/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: $5.00 Option 3: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/05/14 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: $5.00 DISCOVER practical life skills.

Titanic Museum Lock-in

Set sail for adventure at a lock-in at the Titanic Museum in Branson! Girls will explore the museum, enjoy hands-onactivities, hear stories from the crew members and watch a movie before sleeping in the museum! New this year: “Be Prepared” is the Girl Scout motto, so we will have activities to help girls learn how to be prepared in an emergency.

OVERNIGHT!

CONNECT through healthy relationships.

Date: Friday, Sept. 26–Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 Time: 9:00 p.m. Friday–7:00 a.m. Saturday Location: Titanic Museum Attraction, Branson, MO Registration Deadline: 9/12/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $26.00 Adult Cost: $20.00

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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.

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

CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Go Challenge

In problem-solving and teamwork-building games, girls 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 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 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 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. Girls will learn about rockets, build their own, and send them into outer space. They will make predictions on their rocket’s flight pattern, test its distances, and use their scientific brain to improve the rocket’s design. Register early or risk floating off into space. Each participant will get to build and keep their own rocket. We will tie in the It’s Your Story–Tell It! Journeys and links will be sent home. 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

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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 girls 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 girls 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 girls 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 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 Registration Deadline: 9/27/13 MIN/MAX: 8/10 Girl Cost: $7.00 Adult Cost: $7.00 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 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

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CONNECT with conflict resolution.

Challenge Games

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 girls have learned the basics, they can develop their shooting skills! This program will allow girls 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. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 10/04/13 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 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, 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

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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 CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Sports Lock-in at Missouri State University

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. Girls will 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 with Girl Scouts from all over the council. End the night watching a movie. Cost for girls includes a patch. Troops can bring their own snacks and breakfast.

OVERNIGHT!

DISCOVER practical life skills.

Can girls work together in ground-based and low ropes challenges? Some problem solving and teamworkbuilding games will be about girls pushing individual boundaries; others will be about thinking creatively, communication, and cooperating to reach a goal.

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

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. Girls will get to 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 MIN/MAX: 20/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe


TEAM Challenge

Girls discover the excitement of our High Ropes Challenge Courses as they climb ropes, cables, and trees. They’ll stretch their comfort zone and traverse elements such as the Postman’s Walk, Floating Islands, or the zip line (each course has different elements). They’ll test their own limits and see if they can handle the heights. The girls will be put into teams and compete in fun and exciting challenges while on the course. Girls should be prepared to bring their game face! 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 TAKE ACTION by feeling empowered to make a difference.

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? 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 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 girls 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. 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

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 girls to visit the workshop of Leonardo’s mind where they 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/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 CONNECT with your local community.

Theater Day at Missouri Southern State University

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 girls through a day exploring theater! Girls 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, 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 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.

OVERNIGHT!

CONNECT with conflict resolution.

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

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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 girls to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In ALICE’s interactive interface, girls drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, Java. Girls 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: 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 DISCOVER new challenges in the world.

Engineering for Cadettes

Students from the Society of Women Engineers at the University of Missouri–Columbia will introduce girls to the amazing world of engineering through hands-on experiments and activities. This program is a great introduction to engineering and STEM. Activities can be tied to the It’s Your Planet—Love It! Journey series. Cost includes a custom Women in Engineering patch. Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Columbia, MO Registration Deadline: 1/24/14 MIN/MAX: 50/100 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe DISCOVER a strong sense of self.

Horse Rider

Learn even more about horses at this riding event. Practice knots; learn more about grooming and saddling, and learn about careers that work with horses. Girls will even try a horse challenge game before the day is over. Fee includes horseback riding instruction and a participation patch. Date/Time: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Location: Sacajawea East Program Center Registration Deadline: 2/21/14 MIN/MAX: 10/40 Girl Cost: $40.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

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DISCOVER positive values.

Teen Conference: Focus on Your Future

Girls can get away for the weekend with Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors from all over the council as they focus on their future! This weekend will be spent dreaming about what it will be like to be an adult and learning the skills to make those dreams come true! Talk with women in a variety of professional fields about their careers, earn parts of the financial literacy badges and actually experience what it’s like to be an adult. Of course, this weekend won’t be all work and no play! There will also be fun sessions for girls to choose and Saturday night we will kick back at the hotel’s indoor pool for a dive-in movie party! The Sunday morning group session will send everyone out into the world feeling energized! Cost includes Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast, a hotel room with four people to a room, and program supplies.

OVERNIGHT!

CONNECT through cooperation & team-building.

Date: Saturday, March 8–Sunday, March 9, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. Saturday–11:00 a.m. Sunday Location: Ramada Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, Springfield Registration Deadline: 2/17/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $60.00 Adult Cost: $55.00

TAKE ACTION as a resourceful problem-solver.

Whodunit?

Everyone loves a good mystery and to see justice done. Experience the fun of solving a mystery and learning the skills that the real-life experts use. Work together to track down a nefarious no-good lawbreaker, present your evidence, and close the case. Activities from the Cadette Special Agent badge will be at the core of this event, but everything will revolve around finding out “whodunit!” Date/Time: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Sikeston, MO Registration Deadline: 3/07/14 MIN/MAX: 15/100 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe CONNECT through healthy relationships.

Trailblazers

This day will help girls increase their horse knowledge and riding skills. They will review horse safety, grooming, and learn about horse psychology. The reward for the day is to hit the trail on horseback with their new friends. Fee includes horseback riding instruction and a participation patch. Date/Time: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Location: Cherokee Ridge Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/18/14 MIN/MAX: 10/40 Girl Cost: $40.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe


CONNECT through healthy relationships.

Me & My Gal Campout

Date/Time: Friday, May 9-Saturday, May 10, 2014 Time: 5:00 p.m. Friday–4:00 p.m. Saturday Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/25/14 MIN/MAX: 50/125 Girl Cost: $30.00 Adult Cost: $30.00

DISCOVER critical-thinking skills.

Girl Scout Mystery Dinner

1 bunch of Daisies! 1 batch of Brownies! 4 Junior Sleuths! 1 ghostly town and S’more than a few creepy clues. Four funny Girl Scouts go to Savannah...Amber, Grace, Avery, and Ella. They are headed for a big camporee, but end up in the middle of a mystery! Come join us to find clues, use our Girl Scout skills, and solve the mystery. Dinner and a surprise is included. Events throughout the evening will tie to the Get Moving Journey for Juniors and the MEdia Journey for Cadettes. Badge and Journey links will be sent home. Date/Time: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 4/25/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $15.00 Adult Cost: $10.00 CONNECT through healthy relationships.

Early Bird Registration Hoedown!

Girls can wear their favorite cowpoke attire to this event just for girls re-registering for the 2015 year. Come for crazy, fun-to-make cowgirl crafts, line dancing, cool lemonade, sack races and a sweet sing-along. We’ll even lasso parts of the It’s Your World—Change It and It’s Your Story—Tell It Journeys. Computers and staff will be available during the event for those who haven’t re-registered yet. A special patch is included in the price. Please note: Must be re-registered for the 2014-2015 upcoming Girl Scout year or re-registering at the event in order to attend. Option 1: Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Location: Mexico, MO Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 2: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO Registration Deadline: 5/02/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 3: Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Location: Sedalia, MO Registration Deadline: 5/16/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe Option 4: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 5/23/14 MIN/MAX: 25/100 Girl Cost: $8.00 Adult Cost: Free to observe

CONNECT with conflict resolution.

Zombie Survival Day

There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Our catchy title, Zombie Survival, is just code for emergency preparedness. Our goal is to teach girls a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency. So, girls will come out and test their survival skills to see if they would have what it takes to resist and defeat a zombie army! Girls will have a chance to try their hand at tasks like finding and creating shelter, identifying edible plants, and collecting and guarding supplies. Develop additional survival skills such as self-defense, archery, water filtering, camouflage course navigation and, most importantly, rallying and leading other survivors to safety and creating an organized, safe new community. Girls: bring your friends—if you want ‘em to survive!—and get ready to test your bravery, brains, strength, and creativity as you practice for the Girl Scout emergency! The day will be full of events that tie to the It’s Your Story—Tell It and It’s Your Planet—Change It Journeys. Option 1: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Latonka Program Center Registration Deadline: 8/08/14 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $12,00 Adult Cost: $5.00 Option 2: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Silver Meadows Program Center Registration Deadline: 8/30/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: $5.00 Option 3: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Finbrooke Program Center Registration Deadline: 9/05/14 MIN/MAX: 20/150 Girl Cost: $12.00 Adult Cost: $5.00 DISCOVER practical life skills.

Titanic Museum Lock-in

Set sail for adventure at a lock-in at the Titanic Museum in Branson! Girls will explore the museum, enjoy hands-on activities, hear stories from the crew members, and watch a movie before sleeping in the museum! New this year: “Be Prepared” is the Girl Scout motto, so we will have activities to help girls learn how to be prepared in an emergency.

OVERNIGHT!

OVERNIGHT!

Enjoy a weekend at Girl Scout camp with your favorite gal (mom or other adult female). Girls and their gals will participate in traditional Girl Scout camp activities like making s’mores, singing songs, learning outdoor skills, and exploring nature. Cost includes Saturday breakfast and lunch and a T-shirt. Bring your Friday evening meal or eat before arriving at camp.

Date: Friday, Sept. 26–Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 Time: 9:00 p.m. Friday–7:00 a.m. Saturday Location: Titanic Museum Attraction, Branson, MO Registration Deadline: 9/12/14 MIN/MAX: 50/200 Girl Cost: $26.00 Adult Cost: $20.00

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GSMH Travel

Let’s go! 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. If she’s looking to travel a little farther from home, how does Salt Lake City sound? GSMH will travel to Utah for the GSUSA National Girl Scout Convention October 15-19, 2014. Girl Scout Cadettes*, Seniors, and Ambassadors (*there may be an age requirement) are invited! Attend the 53rd National Girl Scout Experience with 15,000 of your Girl Scout sisters from all over the world. Convention will include a special leadership conference for teens, keynote address from celebrities and experts, live entertainment, and an exhibit hall featuring hundreds of vendors with products and services relating to Girl Scouts and tons of fabulous freebies! For Girl Scouts really ready to spread their wings and see the other side of the globe, there’s always the Europe trip! GSMH will take a Europe Trip—From London to Lucerne in July 2015. Girl Scout Cadettes*, Seniors, and Ambassadors (*girls must be 14 by June 30, 2015) are welcome to attend and spend 10 days exploring 3 European countries! Destinations include London, Paris, Adelboden, and Lucerne. This trip is hosted by EF Tours and will include a tour director that will be with the group full time and provide guided tours in each city. Check our website for more information on these upcoming trips or contact Leadership and Learning Specialist–Girl Scout Leadership Experience Stefanie McCall at 877-312-4764 x1137 or smccall@girlscoutsmoheartland.org.

Girl Scout destinations are travel opportunities that range from two days to three weeks for Girl Scout Cadettes and older. With destinations, she can:

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• Explore the Galápagos Islands • Become an Aerospace Career Explorer • Learn the ins and outs of Broadway with professional mentors • Trek through the Rockies on horseback And much more!

Most Girl Scout destinations require council (GSMH) approval; scholarships are available. For more information about destinations and the application process, visit girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/destinations or LLS—GSLE Stefanie McCall at 877-312-4764 x1137 or smccall@girlscoutsmoheartland.org.


Did you know girls can participate in the Camp Pathway all year long? The programs below are available on request for troops. If your troop is interested in any of the below adventures, just contact Leadership and Learning Specialist—Outdoor Program Melody Hutchison at mhutchison@girlscoutsmoheartland. org or 877-312-4764 x1122.

Equestrian Program

Individual Horseback Riding & Troop/Group Horseback Riding: All sessions offer the opportunity to work on improving riding skills and gaining horse knowledge. Sessions are geared to safety, grooming, saddling, and riding skills. To request specific session requirements, please contact Property and Risk Manager Sandy Vaughn at svaughn@girlscoutsmoheartland.org or 877312-4764 x1514. Age Levels: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and registered adults. Locations: Sacajawea-East Program Center (Cape Girardeau) for individual and troop sessions and Cherokee Ridge Program Center (Wayne County) for troop sessions only Cost: $15 per girl or registered adult rider per session for 1 ½ hours and there is no cost for adults to observe. Don’t miss the Individual Girl and Troop/Group Open Horseback Riding Sessions form in the back of this resource.

Challenge Course Program

Troop/Group Adventure Team: Take the plunge and let our ropes facilitators help your troop renew their team spirit with this 4-hour adventure program that includes a team adventure experience, and 2 of the high challenge opportunites. We will plan the program around your troop’s goals. Vertical Experience: 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. TEAM Challenge: Girls discover the excitement of our high ropes challenge courses as they climb ropes, cables, and trees. They’ll stretch their comfort zone and traverse elements such as the Postman’s Walk, Floating Islands or the zip line (each course has different elements). They’ll test their own limits and see if they can handle the heights. The girls will be put into teams and compete in fun and exciting challenges while on the course. Be prepared to bring your game face! Age Levels: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and registered adults. Locations: Finbrooke Program Center (Rogersville) and Latonka Program Center (Wappappello) 53


Cost: $20 per girl or registered adult per session. Sessions last 4 hours and there is no cost for adults to observe. All safety equipment, including harnesses and safety ropes, is provided.

Low Ropes Program

Troop/Group Adventure Team: Our ropes facilitators can help your troop renew their team spirit with this 4-hour adventure program that includes a team adventure experience. We will plan the program around your troop’s goals. Go Challenge: In problem-solving and teamwork-building games, girls will use skills in critical and creative thinking, communication, and cooperation to solve scenarios together with this traveling low ropes course (program can be implemented at any of our GSMH program centers). Challenge Games: Can girls work together in ground-based and low ropes challenges? Some problem solving and teamworkbuilding games will be about girls pushing individual boundaries; others will be about thinking creatively, communication, and cooperating to reach a goal. Age Levels: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and registered adults. Locations: Finbrooke Program Center (Rogersville) and Latonka Program Center (Wappappello) Cost: $15 per girl or registered adult per session. Sessions last 4 hours and there is no cost for adults to observe. All safety equipment, including harnesses and safety ropes, is provided.

Keep an eye out for information about our new High Adventure Series! The series will be available to Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, and could include activities such as caving, a challenge course, canoeing, mountain biking, backpacking, and more. Some events will require pre-requisites. Keep a look-out for more information to come.

GSMH has four resident camps where girls can also experience the Camp Pathway. Make sure your Girl Scouts don’t miss the Camp Guide that will come straight to their mailboxes in the December issue of the girl newsletters. The Camp Guide will list all available sessions for the summer with prices, dates, locations, and more so she can plan ahead. 54


Bronze Award

This is the highest award that a Girl Scout Junior can earn. It is designed to be earned as a group (a Girl Scout troop or a group of girls who are interested in the same topic.) To earn this award, a girl must complete a Girl Scout Junior journey and then work on a special Take Action project with a suggested minimum of 20 hours.

Girl Scout Juniors should take these steps to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award: 1. Complete a Girl Scout Junior journey 2. Build your Girl Scout Junior team 3. Explore your community 4. Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award project 5. Make a plan 6. Put your plan in motion 7. Spread the word

Silver Award

This is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, either as part of a team or individually. To earn this award, a girl must complete a Girl Scout Cadette journey and a special Take Action project with a suggested minimum of 50 hours.

Girl Scout Cadettes should take these steps to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award: 1. Complete a Cadette journey 2. Identify issues you care about 3. Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo 4. Explore your community 5. Pick your Take Action project 6. Make a plan and put it into motion 7. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

Gold Award

This is the highest award a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador can earn. To earn it, a girl must complete two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador journeys or the Girl Scout Silver Award and one journey, as well as a special Take Action project. The project, which has a suggested minimum of 80 hours, must be approved by the council before beginning. This project must be an individual endeavor in which the Girl Scout takes the lead from start to finish. Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors should take these steps to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award: 1. Complete two Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador journeys (or one journey and the Girl Scout Silver Award 2. Identify an issue 3. Investigate it thoroughly 4. Get help and build a Girl Scout Gold Award team 5. Create a plan 6. Present your plan and gather feedback 7. Take action 8. Educate and inspire You can find more information about these awards on our website at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org or you can always contact a GSMH leadership and learning specialist.

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2013 Fall Product Program is right around the corner!

2014 Cookie Program

Program starts: November 1 Orders due: November 17 Product arrives: December 9 Money due: Collected at ordering taking

Program starts: January 3 Booth sales begin: February 7 Cookie cupboards open: February 7 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend: February 7-8

Fall Product Coordinator Trainings: 6:30 p.m. September 23 in Sikeston 12:00 noon September 24 in Houston 6:30 p.m. September 24 in Jefferson City 6:30 p.m. September 25 in Joplin 6:30 p.m. September 26 in Springfield

Cookie Program Coordinator Trainings: 11:00 a.m. November 9 in Sikeston 12:00 noon November 11 in Houston 6:30 p.m. November 11 in Jefferson City 6:30 p.m. November 12 in Springfield 6:30 p.m. November 13 in Joplin

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When a Girl Scout sells cookies or fall product, she's building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life. She’s building real-world skills and supporting her Girl Scout activities for the year when she earns Girl Scout Cookie Credit. With Cookie Credit she can pay her own way for things such as attending camp, traveling near and far, participating in council events, registering for annual membership, and more.

A lot of people wonder how much of the Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds help girls. We’re happy to report that 100% of the proceeds—that’s about 3/4 of what customers pay for a box of cookies—benefit girls!

74%

Benefit to girls.

Troop Proceeds: Troops use proceeds to fund service projects, badge activities, field trips, uniforms, and membership and event fees. Girl Scout Cookie Credit: This is earned in addition to direct troop Cost of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, including proceeds; girls may use it to pay for bakery and transportation fees. individual event and camp fees, membership dues, retail shop items, and more. Recognition Items: Girls earn items to commemorate their Girl Scout Cookie Program success. Girl Scout Leadership Experience: The local council utilizes additional proceeds to provide financial assistance to girls in need, safe and well-maintained program and service centers, free background checks for volunteers, low-cost events and training opportunities, free council publications, and much more.

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Then participate in the 2014 GSMH Council-Wide Service Project: The P.A.W.S. Project: Pets Are Worth Supporting. All Girl Scouts are invited to help the animal shelter of their choice by collecting dog or cat food, paper towels, or newspapers. This project runs from April 4-12, 2014 and can be completed in five simple steps. GSMH will provide bags for Girl Scouts to distribute to friends, neighbors, and community members for them to place donations in. Return a week later to collect the donations and donate the items to the animal shelter of your choice. Complete a P.A.W.S. Project Report and submit to GSMH to receive the 2014 Council-Wide Service Project Patch.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Receive your collection bags from GSMH in February and March. 2. Distribute bags to friends, neighbors and community members the weekend of

April 4-6, 2014. Girls should not place The P.A.W.S. Project bags in or tie them to mailboxes: this is prohibited by the US Postal Service.

3. Collect filled bags on April 12, 2014. Only collect from residences where bags are left outside. Girls should not knock on doors.

4. Distribute collected items to the local animal shelter of your choice. 5. Complete a P.A.W.S. Project Report and return it to GSMH to receive

a FREE patch for each Girl Scout who participated!

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Are your Girl Scouts into camping? Do they love seeing what’s around the bend, over the hill, or down the stream? Are you interested in helping them check out as many of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland’s outdoor program centers as possible? We have a special multi-segment patch featuring five of our program centers! All four of GSMH’s resident camps are featured in this patch program, along with Silver Meadows Program Center in Boone County. We’ve got some great places for outdoor fun, including Cherokee Ridge and Latonka Program Centers in Wayne County, Mintahama Program Center in Newton County and Finbrooke Program Center in Christian County. Come check them out while you complete this patch program!

Requirements for each segment:

1. Spend the night. This can be part of a troop camping, council event or summer resident camp experience. 2. Name three activities that you can do at this program center. 3. Name three buildings, sites or paths at this program center. 4. Know where the emergency shelters are in case of bad weather. 5. Pick up five pieces of litter and properly dispose of them. 6. Identify and find one type of tree found on this program center’s grounds. That’s it! It really is simple, so get out there and check out what our program centers have to offer! Once you have completed all of the requirements, you can purchase the patch in one of the GSMH retail shops.

This program will help you learn more Girl Scout songs, and encourage your troop to include more singing in its group activities! The first year that you participate, you will be recognized with a patch and a musical note. For each year that you participate after that, you will receive another musical note to add to your patch! You can purchase these in one of the GSMH retail shops. There are five songs each year. One of each of the following: Traditional Girl Scout • Folk/International or USA • Grace • Round • Fun CDs of SING Patch Program songs will be available at all of the service center shops. Volunteers should bring a blank CD to their nearest service center and it will be replaced with a SING Patch Program CD.

SING Patch Requirements:

1. Learn the five songs chosen for the Council SING Patch Program. 2. Teach at least three of the songs to a group of younger girls, or sing the songs during a program for a community group, club or residents of a care center. 3. Incorporate at least three of the songs into your group’s Girl Scout activities. (i.e. opening and/or closing of group meetings, Thinking Day or Girl scout Week Celebration, campfire or other outdoor activity, bridging and/or Court of Awards ceremony, investiture/rededication ceremony, cookout or group dinner). 4. Learn the sign language interpretation for one of the five Patch Program songs or make up actions for one of the songs. 59


Patch a Month Program–new in 2014!

Looking for exciting programming to do on the local level with your troop? Look for a new Patch Program to come out each month in the 2014 Girl Scout year! Each month a new patch program will be posted on the council website. They will be full of meeting activities, games, and badge links based on a different theme each month. Starting in October, be on the lookout for these fabulous opportunities that await your troop.

When preparing for any activity with girls, start by reading the Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints for that particular activity. You can find these on your Volunteer Resources CD and on the GSMH website. Each Safety Activity Checkpoint offers you information on where to do this activity, how to include girls with disabilities, where to find both basic and specialized gear required for the activity, how to prepare yourselves for the activity, what specific steps to follow on the day of the activity, and so on. The checkpoints are formatted as checklists, so that you and the girls can check off each step that has been accomplished. In keeping with the three processes of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, be sure that: • All activities are girl-led. Take into account the age and abilities of the girls. Older girls can take the bulk of the responsibility for carefully planning and executing activities, while younger girls will require more of your guidance but should still be deeply involved in making decisions about their activities. • Girls have the chance to learn cooperatively. Have girls teach each other new skills they may need for the activities, rather than hearing all that from you. • Girls learn by doing. If research or special equipment is needed, they’ll learn better by doing that re- search themselves than by having you do the legwork and report back to them. Even Daisies can do basic research and give reports or do show-and-tell for each other. Ambassadors may need you only for moral support as they research, teach each other, and plan every detail of their excursions. If Safety Activity Checkpoints do not exist for an activity you and the girls are interested in, check with a GSMH leadership and learning specialist before making any definite plans with the girls. A few activities are allowed only with written council pre-approval and only for girls 12 and over (e.g. operating motorized vehicles, using firearms, trips on changeable waterways), while some are off-limits completely (e.g., bungee jumping, parachuting, extreme variations of approved activities).

Girl Scouts has a fantastic safety record and we know that our volunteers take every precaution to assure the safety of Girl Scouts in their care. However, you should always be prepared in case of a serious accident, health emergency, or fatality. Please take the time to read through the GSMH Crisis Guide for Leaders, available on the Volunteer Resources CD and online, and carry the bright magenta Crisis Communication Card with you at all times. Remember: no volunteer should make ANY KIND of statement to the media, or give out names or information. If the media shows up at the scene of the accident or you are contacted by someone from the media, ask the person to call the GSMH Administrative Service Center (877-312-4764) or the afterhours phone number listed on the Crisis Communication Card. 60


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Health History Form for girl/adult

This form is needed if a participant is registered as:  An individual for a council-sponsored event  A participant for physically demanding activities (e.g., water sports, horseback riding, or skiing, etc.) See Volunteer Essentials for more information. Participant Information Participant’s Name __________________________________________ Date of Birth _____________ Last

First

Middle initial

Parent/Guardian __________________________________ Phone ( ) ______________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________ County _____________________ State _______ Zip ______________ Emergency Information In case of emergency, contact: ________________________ Relationship ______________________ Home ( ) ________________ Work ( ) __________________ Cell ( ) __________________ Name of Physician ______________________________________ Phone ( ) _________________ Family Medical Center/Preferred Hospital ________________________________________________ Health History Date of participant’s last health examination: ___________________________ □ No Were there any complicating medical problems noted in the last health examination? □ Yes If yes, please explain: ________________________________________________________________ ALLERGIES (List all known medications, foods, insect bites/stings, plants/pollens such as ragweed, poison ivy, etc.) _____________________________________________________________________ CHRONIC RECURRENT ILLNESS (Include heart disease, seizures, bleeding disorders, asthma, diabetes, etc.) ______________________________________________________________________ OTHER ISSUES (Include issues such as nosebleeds, menstrual cycle, hearing impairment, etc.) __________________________________________________________________________________ Does the participant have any special needs? (Includes physical, emotional, food-based, etc.) □ Yes □ No If yes, please list: _______________________________________________________ Please indicate any activities that need to be encouraged or restricted: _________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ By my signature below, I indicate that this person is in satisfactory condition and may engage in all the usual activities of this program, except as noted above. Signature of Parent/Guardian or Adult Participant ____________________________ Date __________ Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. T 877-312-4764 ● F 417-862-4120 ● www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org ● gscouts@girlscoutsmoheartland.org

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Event Registration Procedures & Policies Note: All girls and adults participating in council-sponsored events, series, travel opportunities, and camp must be registered Girl Scout members. Additionally, pre-registration is required for all events/leadership opportunities unless otherwise stated in event descriptions. Registration Procedures 1. Complete required forms: a. Use a separate registration form for each event. b. Enclose the appropriate fee with each form. You may make copies of the forms located in the Volunteer 411 or online at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org. c. Girls must be accompanied at events by their troop leader or other adult chaperone unless otherwise stated. d. The adult in charge needs to have Parent Permission forms as well as the Health History forms for each girl on hand at all times in case of an emergency. 2. Payment options: a. Cash b. Check made payable to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. c. Cookie credit card or troop bucks card d. Financial Assistance Application(s) (if applicable)* e. Credit card f. Combination of the above *Please note: Some programs do not allow financial assistance. See the specific event and program description for restrictions. 3. Submit all forms and payment. Options: a. Be sure to submit your registration as soon as possible before the registration deadline; many programs do fill quickly. b. Bring or mail form(s) to any Girl Scout service center. Locations and hours are available at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org. c. Fax registration form to (417) 862-4120. Form MUST contain credit card information or it will not be processed. d. Email registration form to programs@girlscoutsmoheartland.org. Form MUST contain credit card information or it will not be processed. 4. Registration confirmations are sent via email. Please do not attend a program if you have not received confirmation (call a leadership and learning specialist–GSLE if you are still awaiting confirmation).

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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: (____)___________

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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.

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Training Registration Form Please bring this completed form, along with the registration fee, to your local service center. Or, you may mail form and payment to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Attn: Training Registration. NOTE: Adult Training Registration Form must be received at least 14 days prior to training.

Personal Information

Name ____________________________________ Troop #____________ Service Unit # __________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________ County _____________________ State _______ Zip ______________ Home Phone _________________ Work Phone _________________ Cell Phone ________________ Email _____________________________________________________________________________ (Confirmation will be sent to provided email addresses.)

Age Level Currently Serving □ Daisy □ Brownie □ Junior (K-1st)

(2nd-3rd)

(4th-5th)

□ Cadette (6th-8th)

□ Senior

(9th-10th)

□ Ambassador (11th-12th)

Training Information (You may register for up to two trainings at a time.) Name of Training

Location

Date

Time

1. 2. Payment Information

Training fees must be paid at time of registration. Please make check payable to: GSMH.

Check(s), made payable to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc.

$_______

Financial Assistance Request for Volunteer Training

$_______

Credit Card (Please complete information below.)

$_______ $_______

(Financial assistance form must be attached for each person requesting it.) Credit Card Type: ___________________ TOTAL ENCLOSED Card #: _____________________________ Expiration Date:________ Name on Card: _______________________Signature: ________________________________

This form, and any applicable fees, must be received by the registration deadline. Forms may be faxed, emailed, mailed, or walked in to any Girl Scout service center. For updated service center mailing addresses and hours, please visit www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org. Faxed and emailed forms must include a credit card number for payment. Confirmations and refunds: Confirmations will be sent after the training meets minimum required number of participants. Cancellations are to be made prior to registration deadline date. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline date unless the training is cancelled by the council. All refunds of $5 or less will be in the form of a credit to GSMH Retail Shops. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. 877-312-4764 • www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org gscouts@girlscoutsmoheartland.org Girl Scouts of the Missouri•Heartland, Inc.

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Financial Assistance Guidelines & Procedures Financial assistance is available to all girls and adults living within the council jurisdiction and is provided to help them participate in the Girl Scout program. Financial assistance may be granted as follows:  For adults – national membership dues, council events, series, travel and trainings  For girls – national membership dues, council events, series, travel, handbooks, uniform components, national Girl Scout destinations and summer camp Financial Assistance Applications For girl applicants, the leader and parent should discuss the individual needs of the girl, complete the application, and return it to the local service center. Each applicant for financial assistance must complete a separate application. Troop applications will not be accepted. Application forms are available online at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org, as well as through the service team managers, troop leaders, Girl Scout service centers, the Volunteer 411, Camp Guide, and the Volunteer Resources CD. It is suggested that copies of the form be made as needed. Submitting a Financial Assistance Application Applications for financial assistance should be submitted in envelopes marked “Confidential – Assistance Request.” All application information will be kept confidential by those reviewing the requests. Financial assistance applications should be received by the event, series, travel, training, Girl Scout destination or summer camp registration deadline to ensure adequate time for processing. For book and uniform requests, please allow up to four weeks for processing. If the application is not filled out completely and accurately, the financial assistance request will be denied. Granting of Financial Assistance Financial assistance is granted according to financial need. Our goal is that no girl be turned away due to a financial need. We receive many requests throughout the year. We ask that if you can pay a portion of the fee, to please enclose that portion with your request, so that our funding can benefit members throughout the entire year. Fees may be paid by cash, check, credit card or Girl Scout Cookie Credit gift card. Partial assistance may be granted. Applicants will be notified when financial assistance for books, uniforms, council events, series, travel, camp fees, and adult trainings is granted, and when financial assistance for membership dues is either partially granted or denied. Preference is given to first-time financial assistance applicants.

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Financial Assistance Request for membership dues

Please complete this form in its entirety and attach to the Membership Registration Form. Incomplete forms will be denied. Request for:

□ Girl □ Adult

Name __________________________________ Address ___________________________________ City _____________________ County _____________________ State _______ Zip ______________ Phone _____________________ E-mail _________________________________________________ Girl Scout Affiliation (check all that apply)

□ Girl Member

Troop Number (if applicable): ____________

□ Leader or Co-Leader of Troop Number: ________ □ Registered Adult of Troop Number:____________ □ Service Team Member for SU #:______________

Position: _____________________________

□ Other: ___________________________________

Program Age Level

□ Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1) □ Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3) □ Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5) □ Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) □ Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10) □ Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12)

National Membership Dues are $15.00 per year. Families are encouraged to contribute what they can. Amount of Membership Dues Contributed $ _______________ Amount of Financial Assistance Requested $ _______________ Girl Scout Participation Number of years as a Girl Scout: _________ Number of years in this troop (if applicable): ________ □ Fall Product Program □ Girl Scout Cookie Program Reason(s) for Financial Need Annual Household Income: □ $0 - $20,000 □ $20,001 - $30,000 □ $30,001 - $40,000 □ $40,001 - $50,000 □ $50,001 - $60,000 □ $60,001 and up Number of Household Members: ____________ Other pertinent information: ____________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Requestor Information Name _______________________________ Relationship to individual listed above ______________ Daytime Phone Number _______________________ E-mail _________________________________ If Requester is a Troop Leader Reason for request: _____________________________ Troop checking account balance: _________ FOR OFFICE USE ONLY □ Approved Amount Approved $ _________ Date __________ RM __________ GL _________ Dept ______ □ Denied Reason for Denial _____________________________________________ Date _____________ Official Council Signature ______________________________________________________________________

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Financial Assistance Request for events, camp, series, or travel

Please attach to Event, Camp, or Travel Registration Form. Forms must be received by the registration deadline listed for your event. Incomplete forms will be denied. Request for:

□ Girl □ Adult

Name __________________________________ Address ___________________________________ City _____________________ County _____________________ State _______ Zip ______________ Phone _____________________ E-mail _________________________________________________ Girl Scout Affiliation (check all that apply) Program Age Level □ Girl Member Troop Number (if applicable) ___________ □ Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1) □ Leader or Co-Leader of Troop Number: _____________ □ Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3) □ Registered Adult □ Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5) □ Service Team Member for Service Unit Number:______ □ Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) Position: _______________________________________ □ Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10) □ Facilitator □ Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12) □ Other:________________________________________ Assistance Type Amount Required/Fees □ Council Event/Series/Travel $ __________ Name of Event/Series/Travel: _____________________

Amount Requested $ __________ Date of Activity:________________

□ Summer Camp

$ __________ Date of Camp Session:__________

□ National destination

$ __________ Date of destination Travel: _______

$ __________ Location of Summer Camp: ______________________

$ __________ destination Location: ____________________________

Girl Scout Participation Number of years as a Girl Scout: ________ Number of years in this troop (if applicable): ___________ □ Fall Product Program □ Girl Scout Cookie Program Reason(s) for Financial Need □ $20,001 - $30,000 □ $30,001 - $40,000 Annual Household Income: □ $0 - $20,000 □ $40,001 - $50,000 □ $50,001 - $60,000 □ $60,001 and up Number of Household Members: ____________ Other pertinent information: ____________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Requestor Information Name ___________________________ Relationship to individual listed above ___________________ Daytime Phone Number _______________________ E-mail__________________________________ It is our goal that no girl be turned away due to a financial need. We receive many requests for assistance throughout the entire year. If you can pay a portion of the fee, please enclose that portion with your request, so our funding can benefit girls throughout the entire year.

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Financial Assistance Request for volunteer training

Please complete this form in its entirety and attach it to the Training Registration Form. Forms must be received no later than the training registration deadline. Request for: Name _________________________________ Address ____________________________________ City ____________________ County _____________________ State _______ Zip _____________ Phone ________________________ E-mail ______________________________________________ Girl Scout Affiliation (check all that apply) □ Leader or Co-Leader of Troop Number _______ □ Registered Adult of Troop Number __________ □ Service Team Member Service Unit Number: _________________ Position: ___________________________ □ Facilitator □ Other __________________________________

Program Age Level □ Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1) □ Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3) □ Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5) □ Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) □ Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10) □ Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12)

Assistance Type Amount Required/Fees Amount Requested □ Volunteer Training $ __________________ $ _______________ Name of Training: _____________________________________________________________ Date of Training: ______________________________________________________________ Reason(s) for Financial Need Annual Household Income: □ $0 - $20,000 □ $20,001 - $30,000 □ $30,001 - $40,000 □ $40,001 - $50,000 □ $50,001 - $60,000 □ $60,001 and up Number of Household Members: ____________ Other pertinent information: _____________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Requestor Information Name ___________________________ Relationship to individual listed above ___________________ Daytime Phone Number ____________________ E-mail_____________________________________ It is our goal that no girl be turned away due to a financial need. We receive many requests for assistance throughout the entire year. If you can pay a portion of the fee, please enclose that portion with your request, so our funding can benefit girls throughout the entire year.

For Office Use Only: Approved □ Denied □ Reason for Denial ____________________________________ Amount Approved $ ________ Date Approved _________ RM _________ GL 8915 Dept ___________________ Reg’d _________________________ LLS________________________________________________________

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Individual Girl and Troop/Group Open Horseback Riding Sessions The individual girl and troop/group horseback riding programs offer Girl Scouts the opportunity to ride horses more frequently than the troop or program opportunities that are offered. Girls will work on badges, improve riding skills, and gain horse knowledge. All sessions are geared to safety, grooming, saddling, and riding skills. To request specific session requirements, please contact a Leadership & Learning Specialist – GSLE. Age Levels: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Registered Adults Locations:

Sacajawea-East Program Center (Cape Girardeau) Individual and Troop Sessions Cherokee Ridge Program Center (Wayne County) Troop sessions only

Cost:

$15.00 per girl or registered adult rider per session (no cost for adults to observe)

Individual Girl/Adult Open Horseback Riding Sessions Mondays, October through April (Sacajawea-East)

Option 1 (Advanced): 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (This session is for advanced riders.) Option 2 (Beginning): 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (This session is for first-time and beginning riders.)

Wranglers will assess each girl’s skills and inform parents of riding level. As skills increase, girls will move to more advanced riding. Troop/Group Horseback Riding Sessions Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays Oct. – April (Sacajawea-East) Option 1: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Option 2: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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1st/3rd Saturdays (Sacajawea-East or Cher. Ridge) Option 1: 9:00 am – 10:30 am Option 2: 10:45 am – 12:15 am Option 3: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Option 4: 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Registration procedures: 1. Use the Horseback Riding Registration Form to register for this program. 2. Reservation must be scheduled at least ten (10) business days prior to session; Fees must be paid when reservation is placed. Cash, check, credit card, and program credits earned from Girl Scout cookie sales will be accepted. 3. Registration confirmations are sent via email. Please do not attend a program if you have not received confirmation (call a Leadership & Learning Specialist if you are still awaiting confirmation). 4. There must be a minimum of five riders for a session to be conducted. 5. Only registered girls/adults are allowed to ride. Priority is given to girl riders. 6. Girl Scout Daisies may not ride in this program (special days for Girl Scout Daisies to ride may be provided by Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland; please refer to the Volunteer 411 or GSMH program calendar online). 7. Helmets, long pants, and boots with a 1” heel must be worn in and around stable by girls and adults (helmets and boots are provided, if you do not have your own). 8. Please indicate 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices on the registration form. 9. Fees will be refunded under the following circumstances: a. Session does not fill b. Illness with a doctor’s statement c. Death in the family d. Reservation is cancelled 10 business days prior to session e. Session is canceled by GSMH (Horse-riding programs are held weather-permitting; last-minute cancellations due to weather unsafe conditions are a possibility, and at the discretion of GSMH staff.)

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Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc.

Horseback Riding Registration Form Program/Session Information (check one box and list three date choices) � Individual Girl/Adult 1st Choice Date: _______________ Mondays, Oct.-April (Sacajawea-East) Option 1 (Advanced): 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 2nd Choice Date: ______________ Option 2 (Beginning): 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. 3rd Choice Date: _______________ � Troop 1st/3rd Sat. (Sacajawea-East) Option 1: 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Option 2: 10:45 a.m.–12:15 a.m. Option 3: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Option 4: 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays Oct.-April (Sacajawea-East) Option 1: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Option 2: 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

1st Choice Date: ___________ 2nd Choice Date: ___________ 3rd Choice Date: ___________ Registration Information Age Level: �Brownie (2nd-3rd)

�Junior

(4th-5th)

� Sacajawea-East (153) � Sacajawea-East (153) � Sacajawea-East (153) �Cadette (6th-8th)

1st/3rd Sat. (Cherokee Ridge) Option 1: 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Option 2: 10:45 a.m.–12:15 a.m. Option 3: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Option 4: 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

� Cherokee Ridge (152) � Cherokee Ridge (152) � Cherokee Ridge (152)

�Senior

(9th-10th)

Option: _____ Option: _____ Option: _____

Option: _____ Option: _____ Option: _____

�Ambassador (11th-12th)

For Individual Girl/Adult Registrations

For Troop Registrations

Girl/Adult Name ___________________________________________

5-Digit Troop Number _____________

Address _________________________________________________

Service Unit Number ______________

City ________________________State _________ Zip ___________ Parent/Guardian Name _____________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________ (Confirmations sent via email. Do not attend the program if you have not received a confirmation. )

Phone __________________________________________________ Emergency Contact ________________________________________ Relationship _____________________ Phone __________________

County _________________________ Attending Adult Name* ____________ Address ________________________ City __________State ____ Zip _____ Home Phone ____________________ Cell/Other _______________________ Email ___________________________ (Confirmations sent via email. Do not attend without confirmation.)

Medical Information Physician _______________________ Phone __________________ List any medical considerations that need to be known by event staff: ________________________________________________________ Permission: I, the undersigned parent/legal guardian of ______________________ (“child”), authorize said child’s participation in horsebackriding programs and related activities (“the program”). I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to my child in the program. I, my child, and my insurer, hereby release, waive, relinquish, and discharge Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. and any and all directors, officers, employees, agents, and/or volunteers from any and all claims, demands, action, or causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by my child as a result of my child’s participation in the program, whether caused by negligence or otherwise. I further acknowledge that I understand that this is a full release and that I have voluntarily waived my rights and those of my child and insurer.

Parent

Name (printed) _________________ Signature ____________________ Date _______ Participant Conduct Statement: I will cooperate with the adult in charge, participate in required activities, be responsible for my personal belongings, observe safety regulations established for the event, understand that the use of alcohol, smoking, or foul language will not be tolerated and I will abide by the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Name (printed) __________________ Signature ___________________ Date _______

Girls attending individually must bring a health history form (available at www.girlscoutmoheartland.org) to the session. (Page 1 of 2)

*The adult(s) with the group will be

responsible for bringing a signed parent permission and health history form for each girl attending, as stated in the Safety Activity Checkpoints, and for keeping the forms with them during the program.

Troop Leader/Advisor Statement: I will ensure that the girls in my troop cooperate with the adult in charge, participate in required activities, be responsible for personal belongings, observe safety regulations established for the event, understand that the use of alcohol, smoking, or foul language will not be tolerated and I will abide by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. I will have signed permission slips from each parent/guardian of the girls at this program.

Adult Signature ______________________ Date ___________

Please list all names of girls and adults on the back of this form.

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Girl Participants/Attendees

NOTE: Events are designed for specific numbers and ages of participants. Please do not bring extra children. Girl Scout or non-member insurance does not cover children who are not program-age.

Payment Method

Girls’ Names

City

Grade

Age

TOTALS Adult Participants/Attendees Adults’ Names

City

Troop Position

Financial Asst.

Cookie Credit

$

$

$

Phone Number

TOTALS

Cash/ Check

Cash/Check (if applicable)

$

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

_____ x $15/session

=

Total girl fees:

$ ________

# of adults attending:

_____ x $15/session

=

Total adult fees:

$ ________

Total memb. fees:

$________

15 = # of girl/adult Girl Scout membership registrations _____ x $12

TOTAL GIRL AND ADULT FEES 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 #: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ __ - __ __

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: ________________________________

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

Form and applicable program/event fees must be received 10 business days prior to your desired riding date. Forms may be faxed, emailed, mailed, or walked in to any Girl Scout service center. For updated service center mailing addresses and hours, please visit www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org. Faxed and emailed forms must include a credit card number for payment. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. T 877-312-4764 ● F 417-862-4120 ● www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org ● gscouts@girlscoutsmoheartland.org 72

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Parent/Guardian Permission Slip *For troop use only. Please do not submit this form with GSMH program/event registration forms.* Activity information This section is to be completed by the troop leader before distribution to troop families. General Information (for parent/guardian to post at home)

Activity Information

Troop/Group: ___________ Activity Date: ____________ to _____________

Detailed Description of Activity:

Activity: _______________________________________________________

_______________________________________

Activity Location: ________________________________________________ Departure Time: ____________ Place: _______________________________ Return Time: ______________ Place: _______________________________ Mode of Transportation: __________________________ Cost: ___________

_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________

Each girl should bring: ____________________________________________

_______________________________________

______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________

Leader: __________________________________ Phone: _______________

and including all other activities that may arise during the course of this activity/event/program.

Emergency Contact: ________________________ Phone: _______________ (in case of emergency, leader will notify the troop/group emergency contact person, who will immediately notify the parents) Please complete the form below and return by: ________________________

Please check all that apply: □ This is a Day Trip. □ This is an Overnight activity.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------Parent/Guardian Permission This section is to be completed by the parent/guardian and returned by the date listed above. General Information I am the parent/guardian of: _______________________________________ I have read the description of the activity planned for: ___________________ I/my child will pay the fee of (or request financial assistance): _____________ I will be responsible for ensuring that my child brings the required equipment and attends only if in good physical condition and has had no serious illness or operation since her last health exam.

Anything else council needs to know: ________________________________ I give special permission and/or instructions for the following medication(s): ______________________________________________________________ (This medicine will be properly labeled and given to the adult First-Aider.)

Phone numbers at which we can be reached during activity: Mother/guardian: _________________________ Phone: _______________ Father/guardian: __________________________ Phone: _______________ Emergency contact: _______________________ Phone: _______________ In case of emergency, I understand that every effort will be made to contact me. In the event that I, or my emergency contact, cannot be reached:

I give permission for the council representative to seek emergency medical treatment. I do not give permission for the council representative to seek medical treatment.

Signature _________________________________ Date _______________

Waiver/Release – read carefully

I, the undersigned parent/legal guardian of _________________________ (“child”), authorize said child’s participation in the Girl Scout program (“the program”) and all related activities, including horseback riding, archery, ropes, and water sports. I have read the program information and I understand it and agree to cooperate with all the regulations. The facilitator has permission to seek medical attention for my daughter in the event of an accident or sickness, to administer any prescription drug sent to this program with my daughter or any medication prescribed in the event of an accident or illness, and to administer any non-allergic over-thecounter medicines as needed (such as Tylenol). I give permission for travel which is part of the program. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland has permission to use pictures, slides, and/or audio-video tapes of my child taken while she is involved in activities for council publicity and public relations purposes. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to my child in the program. I, my child, and my insurer, hereby release, waive, relinquish, and discharge Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. and any and all directors, officers, employees, agents, and/or volunteers from any and all claims, demands, action, or causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by my child as a result of my child’s participation in the program, whether caused by negligence (including, but not limited to, negligence by any person acting on behalf of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc., negligent training, or negligent supervision) or otherwise. I further acknowledge that I understand that this is a full release and that I have voluntarily waived my rights and those of my child and insurer.

Name (printed) _____________________________ Signature _________________________________ Date _____________________________________

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc. T 877-312-4764 ● F 417-862-4120 ● www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org ● gscouts@girlscoutsmoheartland.org

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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! You can also shop online or by phone. Simply visit girlscoutshop.com/missouri-heartland-council or call 877-312-4764. Our shop hours and extensions are listed below. If you’re shopping online, you can either complete your purchase online with a credit card or download a printable order form to mail to us if paying by check or Girl Scout Cookie Credit Card. A Retail Shop Mail-Order Form is also available on page 75 of this resource! Just fill in your order, mail it to us with payment, and we’ll send your order right to your door.

Shop Hours Cape Girardeau

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. daily 877-312-4764 x1501

Dexter

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. daily 877-312-4764 x1401

Jefferson City

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. daily 877-312-4764 x1301

Joplin

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. daily 877-312-4764 x1201

Springfield

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 877-312-4764 x1120

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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)

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

$ $ $ $

Size

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 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: ________________________________

For questions about your order, please call the GSMH Retail Shops at 877-312-4764.

$________ $________ $________ $________ 75


Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

Non-Proft Organization U.S. Postage PAID Columbia, Missouri Permit No. 353

210 S. Ingram Mill Road Springfield, MO 65802

877-312-4764 gscouts@girlscoutsmoheartland.org

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