Our Green Bay Service Center is moving! The service center and shop will be closed April 21–25 as we move into our new location, and will reopen on Monday, April 28. Our new location will be 112 N. Adams St, an ideally-situated building in the center of Green Bay’s growing downtown that was a gift from Associated Bank to NeighborWorks. The building will be managed as a community nonprofit center; United Way is already located on the second floor. Mosaic Arts Inc. will be located across the hall from GSNWGL on the first floor, and to those who have been wondering: yes! We will have a retail store right there on the first floor.
NeighborWorks continues to work with other nonprofits interested in this wonderful shared space, and we look forward to all the collaborative possibilities that this new location will bring!
Please note that our online shop will process orders submitted by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 18 to be shipped out that day. Orders placed after 3 p.m. will be shipped when our store reopens on Monday, April 28.
Girl Scouting simply wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. Those who donate their time to deliver a meaningful Girl Scout Leadership Experience are responsible for the great things girls do in their community. Troops leaders, cookie moms and dads, committee members, camp volunteers… thousands of people who come together to make a program work. We cannot express our gratitude enough for such a strong base of support.
Those who have been following updates on our Green Bay Service Center sale and move know it’s been more than a year that we began implementing the long range property plan recommendation to sell our Finger Road property and relocate. The Finger Road location has been on the market for just over a year and we received and approved an accepted offer in January. The zoning change request contingency (the final contingency to the sale) has now been satisfied and we are planning to close the sale at the end of April. Our new location is 112 N. Adams St, an ideally-situated building in the center of Green Bay’s growing downtown that was a gift from Associated Bank to NeighborWorks. The building will be managed as a community nonprofit center; United Way is already located on the second floor. Mosaic Arts Inc. will be located across the hall from GSNWGL on the first floor, and to those who have been wondering: yes! We will have a retail store right there on the first floor. NeighborWorks continues to work with other nonprofits interested in this wonderful shared space, and we look forward to all the collaborative possibilities that this new location will bring!
Our move dates are now finalized. The Green Bay office and shop, as well as our online shop, will be closed April 21–25 as we move into our new location. We will reopen on Monday, April 28 at 112 Adams St. in downtown Green Bay.
Registration for the Leadership Conference has been extended through the weekend! Don’t miss out on informational sessions such as Extended Trip Planning, girl-led sessions such as Vine and .gif and Snapchat, OMG!, or heart-pumping sessions like Hooked on Hooping. Our Annual Meeting is also held during sessions 3 and 4 of the Leadership Conference for your convenience!
Learn more and register here.
Girl Scout Week Door-to-Door Cookie Party
March 9, 2014 begins Girl Scout Week all across the country. To celebrate Girl Scouts’ 102nd birthday, GSNWGL is hosting a Door-to-Door Cookie Party, Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.! Troops, groups, or individual Girl Scouts will be out and about searching for a Golden Ticket hidden at mystery homes around our Council! There’s one ticket in each of our 63 service areas, so all girls have potential to win a fabulous prize, such as a free overnight stay at one of our properties, a shop gift card, and more. If Girl Scouts knock on the door of a Golden Ticket home, the homeowner will inform them that they won and hand them the ticket! Unredeemed Golden Tickets will be entered into a drawing for troops who participate in the door-to-door party for the remaining prizes. To be entered into the drawing, email a photo of your troop selling during the cookie party by Wednesday, March 19 at 5 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Continue Reading…)
Due to the extreme cold this winter, cookie booth season has been extended to March 30! The extra weekend will help girls who haven’t yet met their goals keep on selling, plus it will open up some extra locations that are booked solid for booth season.
Also, don’t miss out on our Girl Scout Week Door-to-Door Cookie Party on March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with chances to win all kinds of great prizes!
Below are some important dates to keep on hand. Please note that there was an error in our March issue of the Connect volunteer e-newsletter; the first ACH withdrawal of 50% amount owed will be on March 18.
January 27-March 21: Girls continue taking orders through Keep Goal-ing
February 28-March 30: Troops host cookie booths
March 1-14: Girls deliver initial cookie orders
March 18: ACH withdrawal of 50% amount owed
April 3: Troops finalize recognition orders in Snap
April 8: Final ACH withdrawal
In our last update on 2.10.14, we mentioned that there was a new offer on the GBSC on Finger Road. The GSNWGL board has approved the offer. Two things have to happen still for the sale to proceed. The building inspection will take place on March 6 and the Green Bay Planning Commission meets on March 10 to discuss the zoning reclassification. If all goes according to plan, the zoning change approval would be passed at the April 15, 2014 Green Bay City Council meeting. This would mean GSNWGL would close on the sale and relocate sometime between April 16 and April 30. We should have a clearer picture of the timeline after the Monday, March 10 planning commission meeting.
The new intended location for the Green Bay Girl Scout office is 112 Adams Street in Green Bay’s vibrant and growing downtown. (Continue Reading…)
Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez released a video statement this afternoon, confronting recent misconceptions about our organization. In the video, Chávez explains what Girl Scouts is all about and reminds us that, “A box of Girl Scout cookies is not a political statement. It is an investment in a girl and her dreams.” We are extremely proud of the great work Girl Scouts do in their communities with the money they earn from selling cookies, and we will continue to deliver the mission of Girl Scouting—to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place—to girls and women of every background.
The Green Bay Public School system officially removed their offer to purchase GSNWGL’s Green Bay Service Center. However, we have since received an offer from an engineering company. That offer will have to go through the re-zoning process as well and we do not anticipate any issues.
We plan to relocate the GSNWGL Green Bay office and retail shop to a multi-tenant building in downtown Green Bay. Details are being finalized and will be announced at our Women’s Networking event and fundraiser on February 26 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.
Our volunteers and families may have been exposed to recent news about a planned boycott of Girl Scout cookies in the national news. This attempted boycott is being orchestrated by an organization out of Texas and has no purpose except to spread falsehoods about the organization, negatively impacting girls in communities throughout the country.
Please remember that Girl Scouts is a non-profit, non-political organization and we do not take positions on any political platforms or topics. Should you or your families need an official statement from GSNWGL addressing these sensitive topics, please feel free to share, post, or distribute the following statement.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes and Girl Scouts of the USA do not endorse, support, or partner with any organizations or individuals involved in reproductive rights or other political issues. Both organizations believe that discussions regarding sexuality, sexual health, and reproductive rights should be between a girl and her caregiver. Internet articles, blogs, and social media posts claiming a link between Girl Scouts and reproductive health organizations are inaccurate and have been proven so. Please remember that your support of the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides direct support to girls in your own, local community. Every penny of cookie proceeds stays locally with your council and with the Girl Scouts in your community.