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You hold in your hands the third edition of your Food for Thought products magazine. I hold in my heart the great honor of leading your Council. My Food for Thought is your awesome character and courage as, with help from thousands of leaders and your Council staff, you pursue your dreams. I see your fierce focus as you break national records for cookie sales, devote your time and energy to community service projects, fearlessly tackle challenging activities, and make the astounding commitments to your Silver and Gold Award projects. What you are doing in Girl Scouts is paving a road to leadership in your school, community, and home. I am proud of the work you are doing today to achieve tomorrow’s dreams. You are my Food for Thought.

Cynthia H. Breunig Chief Executive Officer Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio

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to the third edition of Food For Thought, where we bring the information directly to you. In this edition you will see we have added some wonderful additions in hopes that they answer a few more of your Girl Scouting questions about our Product Sales Program. I am so pleased to introduce you to the 2013 Cookie Sale Program. Through these beautifully designed pages you will feel the excitement start to build and your dreams begin to soar. Be sure to keep track of those goals! We love the Cookie Program. Why? Because there is nothing that this program can’t teach you, nothing that this program can’t help you learn to achieve. With the five core principals of this program – Business Ethics, Money Management, People Skills, Goal Setting and Decision Making – you are learning the foundations for life. But most importantly you are learning “I can, I will and I did!” The power of the cookie radiates in so many things we do, from making a presentation at school, going after that first job, applying for college and establishing business connections you will carry through life. This program prepares us all for a brighter tomorrow and we have a super fun time doing it. Enjoy the latest edition of Food For Thought and don’t forget… ”Sparkle On!” “E” Elizabeth Locke Thomas V.P. of Retail & Product Sales

Quick guide of due dates for leaders. Parents be aware these are the dates leaders have paperwork due. This means they need their troop information from you ahead of time. Do not use these as YOUR dates.

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What’s Happening

January 8th

• Juliette Cookie Training~ High Desert • Southwest Regional Training~ Evening

January 9th

• Juliette Cookie Training~ Central & Central West • Redlands Regional Training~ Morning • High Desert Regional Training~ Evening

January 10th

• Southwest Juliette Cookie Training • Ft. Irwin Regional Training~ Morning • Central Regional Training~ Evening

January 11th

• Low Desert Juliette Cookie Training • Low Desert Regional Training~ Evening

January 12th

• Redlands Regional Training~ Morning • Central West Regional Training~ Evening • DROP-DEAD Deadline for Initial Orders

January 15th

• Live Booth Lotteries in each District/ Region

January 16th

• NEW Troop Cookie Training ~ Redlands

January 17th

• NEW Troop Cookie Training ~ Southwest

January 20th

• SNAP Booth Selections for Lottery Opens (midnight)

January 22nd

• SNAP Booth Selections for Lottery Closes (11:59 pm)

January 23rd

• SNAP Booth Lottery “Scramble” selections assigned by computer

January 25th

• Deadline for ALL girls in troop to be entered into SNAP

January 26th

• Super Saturday Mega Drop ~ ALL Regions

January 27th

• Sale Starts ~ Walkabout Begins

January 28th

• Cookie Cupboard at Burgess Opens

January 29th

• Outbound Cookie Cupboards Open

February 2nd & 3rd • Super Bowl Booth Sale Weekend February 5th

• Swoop & Sweep #1 ~ 10% of total amount owed to Council

February 7th

• Walkabout Sale Ends

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February 8th

What’s Happening • Deadline to assign Walkabout cookies for Walkabout Rewards. Cookies must be SOLD, PAID FOR, AND RECORDED IN SNAP in order to qualify. • ALL Troops run Walkabout Report and SAVE. (P.P.P. Milestone!) • Booth Sales Start

February 12th

• Swoop & Sweep #2 ~ 35% of total amount owed to Council

February 15th

• Mid Sale Inventory Reports Due ~ Including girls inventory at home ~ No Exceptions!! (P.P.P. Milestone!)

February 20th

• Last day for parents to return cookies to troops • Full case/same flavor trades begin at Cupboards

February 26th • Swoop & Sweep #3 ~ 75% of total amount owed to Council • Mixed case trades begin at Cupboards February 27th

• Clean-Up Inventory Due

March 4th

• Last Day Outbound Cupboards Open

March 6th

• Last Day Girl Scout Office Cupboards Open

March 9th

• Last Day Burgess Cupboard Open

March 10th

• Last Day of Sale

March 11th

• Sale Closed out in SNAP, all boxes assigned and Rewards Report completed. (P.P.P. Milestone!) • WuFoo Form completed for every girl who sold 750+

March 15th

• Cookie Sale Paper Push~ Complete and Submit final paperwork (P.P.P. Milestone!)

March 18th

• P.P.P. Bonuses entered into SNAP

March 19th

• Swoop & Sweep #4 ~ Balance owed to Council less P.P.P. Bonus

April 9th

• I-Care Packing Parties

April 27th & 28th

• 750+ Cali Girl Trip to Disneyland

May 30th

• 2000+, 3000+, 4000+ Dinner

June 7th

• 2012 Cookie Dough Cards Expire

June 14th – 17th

• 4000+ Savannah, GA Trip

August 16th – 18th • 1250+ Camp Catalina Trip

REGIONAL Teams Central West Low Desert Central South West High Desert

Phyllis Dailey dailey-p@sbcglobal.net Carolyn Chrisco kkirkfit@aol.com Kimberly Romero kimberlysed1998@sbcglobal.net Tami Swanson southwestgirlscouts@yahoo.com Charlie Engeron gshdproductsales@gmail.com

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Goal setting. Decision making. Money management. People skills. Business ethics. Now available in one smart cookie.

Thanks-A-Lot ®

Mango Crèmes

Heart-warming shortbread cookies dipped in rich fudge and topped with an embossed Thank You message in one of five languages.

Vanilla and coconut cookies filled with a tangy mango flavored crème enhanced with nutrients found in fruits.

Approx. Ct. 16, Net Wt. 8.5 oz. 2 cookies, 150 calories per servingg U D

with Nutrifusion™

Approx. Ct. 20, Net Wt. 8 oz. 3 cookies, 180 calories per servingg U D

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Lemonades™

Savory slices of shortbread with a refreshingly tangy lemon icing.

Shortbread ® Traditional favorite with a buttery, light flavor.

Approx. Ct. 16, Net Wt. 8.5 oz. 2 cookies, 150 calories per servingg U D

Approx. Ct. 40, Net Wt. 9 oz. 4 cookies, 120 calories per servingg U D

Thin Mints®

Peanut Butter Patties®

Thin chocolate wafers dipped in a rich chocolaty coating with a burst of pure peppermint. Approx. Ct. 32, Net Wt. 9 oz. 4 cookies, 160 calories per servingg U D

Caramel deLites® Delicate vanilla cookies drenched in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with fudge stripes. Approx. Ct. 15, Net Wt. 7 oz. 2 cookies, 130 calories per servingg U D

Crispy vanilla cookies layered with real peanut butter and blanketed with a chocolaty coating. Approx. Ct. 15, Net Wt. 6.5 oz. 2 cookies, 130 calories per servingg U D

Peanut Butter Sandwich Deliciously smooth peanut butter sandwiched between crunchy oatmeal cookies. Approx. Ct. 20, Net Wt. 8 oz. 3 cookies, 160 calories per servingg U D

By eliminating the carton on Thanks-A-Lot and Lemonades,

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Girl Scouts of the USA and ABC Bakers are taking more than 300 tons of paperboard out of the waste stream annually.

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What Can A Girl Do? “Anything” patch 5+ Packages

New Troop Award Duffle Bag

January 27-February 7 Walkabout patch and 2013-2014 GSUSA membership

350 box PGA (one per girl in troop)

200+ Packages

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Camp Catalina 1,250+ Packages (Girl only)

Townie Bike (with safety gear) and iPod Touch OR iPad 3 2,000+ Packages

IMPORTANT DATES IN 2013 Sale Begins January 27th Walkabout January 27th - February 7th Sale Ends March 10th

Cookie Dough makes more things possible

Small Dolphin Plush 85+ Packages

Packages Sold

Cookie Dough Earned

150 – 199

$15.00

200 – 249

$20.00

250 – 299

$30.00

300 – 349

$40.00

350 – 399

$50.00

400 – 449

$60.00

450 – 499

$70.00

500 – 549

$80.00

550 – 599

$90.00

600 – 699

$100.00

700 – 749

$125.00

750 – 799

$150.00

800 – 899

$200.00

900 – 999

$300.00

1,000 – 1,249

$400.00

Cali Girl

1,250 – 1,999

$450.00

750+ Packages (Girl only)

2,000 – 2,999

$500.00

3,000 – 3,999

$500.00

4,000 +

$500.00

150-4,000 boxes Cookie Dough see chart

New Troop Award Troop Jacket 600 box PGA (one per girl in troop)

Mac Book Pro 13 inch 3,000+ Packages

Trip to Savannah The Birthplace of Girl Scouts Girl + Parent and CEO 4 days 3 nights 4,000+ Packages

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Young girls are beginning to learn how to make important decisions together. Teamwork helps girls communicate their ideas, listen, compromise, and not get their feelings hurt in the process.

How to talk to customers, count change, and role-play for better customer relations.

Developing a sales pitch and being able to deliver it confidently empowers young girls, and gives them tools to benefit in other areas of their life—from running for student council to convincing their soccer team to practice more.

Ways to set a giving goal to help others through their cookie sales, and how to communicate this to their customers.

Girls develop the positive habit of giving, and begin thinking about how to build philanthropy into their own saving and spending plans.

How to set up a group goal, explore how a small business works, create a cookie sales job list, and track sales.

Women are becoming a dominant force in business—two out of five privately held firms are female-owned. By finding out what it takes to run a business, Girl Scout Juniors can use these same skills in any profession they choose.

Who buys cookies and why. By doing the research, listening for clues, and asking great questions, girls find out what customers want and need.

Girls become savvier sellers and shoppers by exploring their own purchasing power and being aware of what attracts them to a product and compels them to buy (or not!).

Girls develop specific business skills through the “learning lab� of the cookie sale.

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96¢

Programming, Membership, Camp, Adult Education, Support Services

$1.61 Girl Rewards

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22¢

Troop Proceeds

70¢

Girl Scout Properties

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What can a girl do? Anything!

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What we plan to do with our cookie proceeds:

Cookie Package Goal: Girls: Use this chart to track your cookie program progress. Fill in the number of packages you’ve sold as you reach each percentage of your goal. Color in each block as you reach that goal—and color in each of the 5 Key Skills as you learn them!

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HIGH SCHOOL PACKAGE My daughter is in high school and has no use for a cookie dough card. REALLY?! WOW!!! Did you know you could “bank” up to three years of your cookie dough towards your High School needs? What kind of High school needs? well... Class rings, cap-n-gown, yearbooks, letterman’s jackets, graduation announcments etc...all the things that are incredibly expensive that YOU can earn on your own through participating in the product sales program and earning nutty/ cookie dough. When you look back and say to yourself, “I did this with my hard work”...that sense of accomplishment never leaves you.

How do we do this? Super easy, that’s how! • Fill out the Cookie Dough Agreement form. • Insure we have your cookie dough card number and attach the card. • Once it is banked you have three years to use it.

How do I access the money? • Fill out the Cookie Dough Check Request form. • Attach an invoice and fill in ALL info in regards to who we are paying (i.e., Jostens for the class ring). • No Invoice NO check – we pay businesses NOT people. Meaning we cannot reimburse individuals. • How soon do you fill out the Cookie Dough Check request form? • Minimum 30 business days before money is needed.

My daughter is a freshman – can we participate in this? YES!!! Deposits are made far in advance on high school items, this program allows you to utilize cookie dough to pay for: • ASB Package • Senior Photos • Year Books all 4 years of high school • Uniforms • Class Rings • Letterman’s Jackets • Etc.

Who do I submit my forms to? • Product Sales – we are your Cookie & Nutty Dough people! • Insure you write “ATTENTION Product Sales – high school package” on your envelope or fax cover sheet.

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“It meant a lot to me to not just be able to get a class ring, but to get a really nice class ring that I probably wouldn’t have been able to justify without Girl Scout help. With college coming up, I probably wouldn’t have purchased a ring if I had to pay for it on my own so it was nice knowing I worked for my ring. It’s also really amazing to have something that honors my commitment to Girl Scouts and it’s an incredible feeling to tell people how I earned my ring and watch them react. People are surprised that Girl Scouts does things like this and it’s nice to be able to testify to how much the organization really does help girls in every aspect of their lives.” Amanda C.

“Using cookie dough to pay for my announcements and cap/gown gave me the flexibility to spend my money (and my parents’ money) on all those OTHER things that were required my senior year: senior pictures, grad night, prom, AP tests...etc…. It made selling cookies very practical!” Thanks, Girl Scouts! Madeline L.

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The High 5 program gives customers the opportunity to win 5 cases of their favorite Girl Scout cookies for themselves and 5 cases donated to Operation Gratitude in their name. Here’s how it works: • Customers that buy five boxes or more during a single purchase from a girl or toop and donate them to the I Care program. • The girl or troop should give the customer a High 5 certificate. Each girl will be given a supply of certificates by her troop. • The customer follows the instructions on the certificate to enter their name in the online High 5 drawing. • The Council will draw the names of six winners in April and ship Girl Scout cookies directly to the winners and to Operation Gratitude in the winner’s name.

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The Milk and Cookies break is an alternative way to assist girls in meeting their program goals for the Cookie Program. This is a special promotion that has been designed fr the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council to increase opportunities for cookie booth locations as well as enhance Girl Scout visibility in the business community. Employers from small businesses to large corporations can sponsor a Cookies and Milk break as a way to say thank you to their employees and to show support to your local Girl Scouts. The cookies served to your employees are purchased from, and served by, local girl Scouts. The girls will also have a cookie booth set up with additional cookies for purchase.

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What are the benefits of online registration? It’s faster than offline or paper registration. It increases the accuracy of data entry. The registrations post instantaneously. You can print a confirmation of your registration. You don’t have to worry if council received your paper registration. It minimizes the risk of a training or event being full and missing out. Your payment is processed as soon as you register.

What are the benefits of online troop management for troop leaders? Know who’s registered in the troop and who’s not. Email parents. (The email address in “From” is the leader’s) Print rosters. Update girls and parents’ contact information. Update troop meeting information. Print membership cards for girl and adult members. Register your entire troop for an event, program or training.

What payment methods are accepted for e-Biz registration? Credit and debit cards are accepted. Checks, cash and financial aid require the use of paper registration forms. COOKIE CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ONLINE.

How do I use e-Biz? Go to www.gssgc.org, click on the Events tab, click on E-Business Online, click on Log into E-Business. Follow the Account Activation Instructions first to set up an account. You must activate your account and make sure a valid email address is on your customer record. To activate enter your First Name, Last Name and Email Address or customer/membership ID in the proper fields then click on “Continue”. You will receive a confirmation email. Click on link or copy and paste both parts of the link into your web browser in order to create a User Name and Password. Now that you are ready, follow the steps below: 1. Logon to E-Biz. 2. Click on Troop Management. (if you are a troop leader) 3. Choose a Product. (membership, training, event, etc.) 4. Click the Add to Cart button. 5. Fill in additional information as prompted. 6. Click Save & Continue to Shopping Cart. (Leaders - if you have more registrations to enter, click on Save & Return to Troop Hub) 7. Click on Check Out. 8. Enter debit or credit card information and click on Process my Order. 9. Print Order Summary.

If you have questions please email us at helpdesk@gssgc.org or call 1 (800) 400-4475 or (909) 307-6555 during our regular business hours.

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PROGRESSIVE Proceeds PLAN (Created by Volunteers for Volunteers) The More You Do, the More You Earn!

The Progressive Proceeds Plan (PPP) formerly known as PIP is a completely new system designed to allow troops the opportunity to earn additional proceeds based on performance. Not only for volume in sales, but more importantly for administrating their sale properly. It is imperative that we stress the importance of using the systems (NutE, SNAP, Wufoo), meeting deadlines and paying their bills. There is still a large amount of additional proceeds available to earn for high sales volume troops based on ranges of boxes sold for troops that qualify. The Progressive Proceeds Plan (PPP for short) will have a variety of milestones which will be assigned a dollar amount. At the end of the Cookie Sale, the earned amounts will be calculated and that amount will be deducted from your final payment due to Council. If you don’t qualify for one milestone (i.e., miss a deadline, didn’t participate in the Online Magazine Sale), you still have many more opportunities to earn bonus funds for your troop (unlike the past where it was “all or none”). With this new program, your troop can earn MORE money during cookies! Did you attend fall live training? Your troop proceeds (to be received at the end of the Cookie Sale) went up! Meet important deadlines? Your troop proceeds goes up! And with each one of the milestones listed below for the Fall Product Sale, your troop profit will increase! The More You Do, the More You Earn!!! Fall Product milestones will include: Parents getting information to Leaders on time, helps Leaders keep the troop on track. Parents: Did you know that turning your order cards in to your troop late can cost your troop bonuses? • Attend Fall Product REGIONAL TRAINING • Participate in the NUT & CANDY Sale • Participate in the MAGAZINE Sale • Participate in the ONLINE Magazine Sale

• Record all detailed order reports from QSP program • Meet all DEADLINES for the Fall Product sale • All Fall Product SWOOP & SWEEPS Clear the Bank • Pick-up Fall Product INCENTIVES by the deadline

Mobile Payments program DID YOU KNOW? Council offers a MOBILE PAYMENTS program to Troops and Individual Girl Scouts that give them the opportunity to accept Credit Card payments for cookies! Any participant with a compatible smartphone or tablet and 3G/4G data plan may sign up through Council to receive an account and card reader.

WHAT WILL IT COST? There are no fees to sign up, receive a card reader, or to use the program as directed by Council. Hand entered/keyed transactions do carry an additional transaction charge that the user/ participant will be responsible for.

WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HOW DO I SIGN UP? Visit our website www.gssgc.org. Click on “Cookies and More” and select the “Mobile Payments” tab. There, you will find:

• Link to the Account Sign up and Interest form ( You must complete this online form to receive and activate an account)

• A list of compatible devices

• Links to YouTube tutorials

• Mobile Payments Program FAQ’s

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amp & Tri C w 3 1 e i 0 v e r p P 2 Welcome to another exciting year of Girl Scouts. As your daughter plans for next summer make sure to check out the 2013 resident camp and travel preview, where campers can find some past favorites and some new adventures. Camp Azalea Trails, our Council camp, is located at over 6,400 feet in a beautiful canyon with a tranquil stream near Idyllwild, California. While nestled among the tall pine trees, campers can enjoy the natural world around them while hiking, creating crafts, playing games, cooking outdoors, fencing, shooting archery, splashing on the slip & slide, riding horses, creating memories, and building skills that will last them a lifetime including making new friends and learning about different countries from our international staff.

Camp Azalea Trails & the Girl Scout Advantage We know girls have lots of summer choices and they join Girl Scouts “to be with friends” and to “have fun.” This is why we believe Girl Scout camp should be one of your daughter’s choices. Girl Scout camp counselors are caring adults who want to help girls grow while they are having fun with their friends. Girl Scout camp creates opportunities for girls to develop values, talents, skills and abilities to last a lifetime. In this all-girl setting, camp counselors encourage girls to: • Develop social skills • Build independent thinking skills

• Develop and practice leadership skills • Build self-confidence • Develop responsibility • Discover talents and interests • Turn dreams into reality

Girls can help make camp affordable by setting cookie goals, using their Nutty Dough Card to pay the deposit, start recycling from friends and neighbors, apply for partial camperships, or request the gift of camp instead of other gifts. Make sure to register early to ensure your spot, even though you might be waiting for cookie dough.

See you at camp soon, Joyce “Buttons” Knoll Camp Manager

2013 Summer Trip Preview Dates

Program

Entering Grades

Price

July 18-21

Urban Adventure (San Diego)

6-12

$650

July 21-23

Whitewater Connections (Rafting)

6-12

$425

July 16-21

Outdoor Explorer

5-9

$750

July 15-23

Touch of the Tropics (Costa Rica)

9-12

$2900

2013 Camp Azalea Trails Preview Session

Dates

Number of Days

Program

Entering Grades

Price

A

Jun 17 – Jul 12

20

CIT 2

11-12

$ 1,200

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Jun 17 - 21

5

Mysteries of the Night

3-5

$500

Jun 17 - 21

5

Harry Potter

4-6

$500

1

Jun 17 - 21

5

Off Broadway

5-7

$500

1

Jun 17 - 21

5

A Brave Experience

5-8

$500

1

Jun 17 - 21

5

Duct Tape Mania

6-12

$500

2

Jun 21 - 23

3

My Favorite Gal

K-5

$200

B

Jun 24 – Jul 2

9

Giddy Up

4-8

$900

B

Jun 24 – Jul 2

9

Food Lover

7-10

$900

3

Jun 24 - 28

5

Saddle Up

2-4

$500

3

Jun 24 - 28

5

Dance Dance Party

4-6

$500

3

Jun 24 - 28

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5-8

$500

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Jun 28 – Jul 2

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2-4

$500

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Jun 28 – Jul 2

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Saddle Up

4-6

$500

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Jun 28 – Jul 2

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S’more Fun

7-9

$500

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K-12

$200

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8-10

$800

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S’More Fun

2-3

$400

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3-5

$400

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Let’s Get Creative

4-6

$400

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4

Saddle Up

6-9

$400

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Giddy Up

4-6

$500

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Jul 11 - 15

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Duct Tape Mania

4-6

$500

7

Jul 11 - 15

5

Saddle Up

4-6

$500

7

Jul 11 - 15

5

Around the World

6-8

$500

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Jul 11 - 15

3

My Favorite Gal

K-12

$200

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10-12

$900

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5

A Brave Experience

3-5

$500

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Jul 24 - 28

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High Adventure

4-6

$500

9

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Giddy Up

5-8

$500

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Cowgirl Up

7-12

$500

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Focus on Ability

7-12

$500

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Saddle Up

3-5

$500

10

Jul 29 – Aug 2

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3-6

$500

10

Jul 29 – Aug 2

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5-9

$500

10

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Mysteries of the Night

6-9

$500

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Jul 29 – Aug 2

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High Adventure

7-12

$500

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2-3

$400

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3-5

$400

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4-6

$400

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Aug 2 - 5

4

Saddle Up

4-6

$400

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Aug 2 - 5

4

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6-8

$400

For full camp program descriptions visit www.gssgc.org.

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JULIETTE PATHWAY COOKIE PROGRAM What is the Juliette Pathway Cookie Program? It is a great way for Girl Scouts who are currently not in a troop, or prefer the Girl Scouts My Way Program to the traditional Girl Scout Troop, to earn “pathway credits” to help pay for Girl Scout camp, Girl Scout events, Extended Girl Scout Trips, and many other Girl Scout opportunities as well as earning your individual girl rewards. Is this something you or your daughter might be interested in? Come to the Parent Cookie Training Meeting being held in your area to meet the Pathway Product Sales Manager and the Pathway Coordinator you will be working with. You will learn about the ins and outs to the Pathway Program and have a chance to have your questions answered right away. Meet the people you will be working directly with during the sale.

The Trainings will be held at 6:30 pm as follows: • January 8, 2013 High Desert Service Center, 15329 Bonanza Road, Victorville, CA • January 9, 2013 Redlands Program Center, 1751 Plum Lane, Redlands, CA • January 10, 2013 Southwest Service Center, 26855 Jefferson Ave. Ste. B, Murrieta, CA • January 11, 2013 Low Desert Service Center, New Address Coming Soon!

What can Pathway Credits be used for• Girl Scout San Francisco Bridging Ceremony • Girl Scout Day Camps • Girl Scout Resident Camp • BIG Event • Fall Picnics • Membership • Camp Surf • American Girl

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T first step for earning your Girl Scout Silver Award is completing one Cadette journey. Don’t forget The that every Journey is completed with a Take Action Project. This is not the actual Silver Project. Girls earning their Silver Awards have to complete their projects by Sept. 30, after they finish 8th grade. The deadline for turning in FINAL Silver Paperwork is Feb. 1st to be recognized in Spring of that membership year. On Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade may earn the Girl Scout Gold Only A Aw Awards. Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts must complete two Journeys or one Journey and the Girl Scout S Silver Award.The Gold Award Committee is comprised of volunteers who meet every six weeks on a Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Meeting dates are posted on the Council’s event calendar. Girls wishing to present their projects at a meeting must adhere to guidelines and turn in their completed project proposal two weeks prior to the meeting. For girls earning their Gold Awards, the girl has until Sept. 30 of the year she graduates from High School to finish her project. The deadline for turning in FINAL Gold Paperwork is Feb. 1st to be recognized that membership year.

Important Dates Accepting nominations for Adult Recognitions October 1, 2012 – February 28, 2013

To find the nomination form for Adult Recognitions:

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Council Recognitions Committee Meeting December 4, 2012 (By invitation only.)

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December 15, 2012, Palm Springs Convention Center

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To find trainings and events:

March 6, 2013

Gold Media Day March 30, 2013

Deadline for Graduating Seniors and 10-Year Pin Recipients March 30, 2012

Gold Committee Meeting April 17, 2013

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www.gssgc.org Roll over the “Events” tab Click “Events Calendar” Under “Keyword(s),” type in the event or training you’re looking for; e.g. “expo” or “basic.”

Gold and Silver Gala

April 19, 2013, The Mitten Building

Annual Meeting and Adult Recognitions May 18, 2013

Gold Committee Meeting May 29, 2013

R&R

May 31-June 2, 2013, Camp Sherman

For information on Extended Trips and traveling, please contact Trisha at tcarr@gssgc.org. GSSGC travel guidelines changed on Oct. 1, 2012 so please ask for updates to policies.

For information on events and the Intent to Event form, please contact David at dmaxfield@gssgc.org.

1751 Plum Lane, Redlands, CA 92374

Locations Central Service Center & Executive Offices 1751 Plum Lane Redlands, CA 92374 800-400-4475 909-307-6518 SHOP High Desert Service Center 15329 Bonanza Road, Ste. C & D Victorville, CA 92392 760-241-3558 760-241-0273 SHOP Low Desert Service Center New office location effective January 2013 75180 Mediterranean Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-345-1703 Southwest Service Center 26855 Jefferson Avenue, Ste. B Murrieta, CA 92562 951-813-3355 951-813-3339 SHOP

(800) 400-GIRL | www.gssgc.org


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