It’s Giving Tuesday! You can be a part of the celebration by giving back the community!
Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving where people are encouraged to give back to local organizations to better their community! It’s the perfect day to give to Girl Scouting. Did you know that GSNWGL offers financial aid for membership, uniforms, and programming? We never turn a girl away for her inability to pay. Help us help the girls in our community!
All GSNWGL shops and offices will be closed November 25-27 for Thanksgiving break. During this time Volunteer Connect will be down for maintenance.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Lakes will be raising the cost of cookies this year from $3.50 per box to $4.00 per box. The fifty cents per box price increase is the first in over seven years for the Council and is intended to offset increasing costs of running the Girl Scout Cookie Program. “Our baker’s price for the cookies, as well as the cost of delivering the Cookie Program has continued to rise. After seven years of holding our price we felt that it was time to make a modest increase to offset these additional costs and enable our girls and Troops to remain profitable,” says Patti Denton, Chief Financial Officer for Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. “This increase allows us to both continue to provide a healthy revenue stream back to our Council and to better support girls in running a profitable cookie business to help fund their Girl Scout adventures like camp and Troop trips,” Denton continues.
On October 28, 2015 GSNWGL welcomed Janet Evans to the Meyer Theater in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This phenomenal evening was filled with stories of Janet’s rise to Olympic stardom including meeting and getting important life advice from Mark Spitz, what it means to be a champion rather than a winner, and what it felt like to carry the Olympic torch at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. After speaking Janet posed for pictures and signed autographs! It was an incredible night.
Our next speaker, Carey Lohrenz, will take the stage at the Meyer Theater on February 17, 2016. Carey grew up in Pulaski, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Carey is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.
We are excited to welcome Janet Evans to the Meyer Theater in Green Bay on October 28. Janet is widely considered to be the greatest female distance swimmer in history despite her small size and unorthodox windmill stroke. Janet won 3 gold medals at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Janet defended her gold in the 800 freestyle and added a silver in the 400 freestyle. Janet broke a total of seven world records in three events (400 meter, 800 meter, and 1500 meter freestyle) during her career, some of which are the longest standing records on the swimming books.
Janet has made a name for herself as a motivational speaker. Hear her inspirational stories and lesson on leadership through goal attainment.
Today, September 30, 2015, leaders will not be able to access Troop Management in eBiz. Troop leaders will be able to resume using eBiz at midnight on October 1, 2015.
Tickets are still available for both How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Beauty and the Beast at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Be sure to register today registration deadlines for both are approaching fast!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (November 21) You’re a mean one Mister Grinch! Rediscover the magic of Dr. Suess’ classic holiday tale!
Beauty and the Beast (December 20) This classic musical is filled with unforgettable characters, amazing sets and costumes, and dazzling numbers including “Be Our Guest.”
With generous funding from the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay’s Imagine the Future Grant and the support of the Green Bay Area Public School District, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay and Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes have come together with to help girls in our community.
We have been working to combat the issues facing girls with a comprehensive pilot program that in its first year is providing twenty fourth grade girls with the role models, skills, and experiences needed for success.
Due to weather the Girl Scout Family Picnic at Riverview Park, for new Girl Scout families, in Eau Claire has changed locations. There will be an open house tonight at the Girl Scout office at 4222 Oakwood Hills Parkway in Eau Claire from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-747-6945 ext. 3436.
Fall Product is an easy way to earn funds for your troop and some super cool recognitions, too. Planning something big? Raise funds for community service projects, events, trips, and more. Whether you choose to sell magazines, candy and nuts, fill out the Reach Out booklet, or a combination – you’re a Fall Product all-star!
Want to reach out to friends and family online?
Click the link and let Gabi help you send emails about the awesome magazines and goodies we have to offer!
September 14 – Online links for magazines, nuts, and chocolate available
September 14 – October 18 – In-person and online order taking
November 10 – Delivery begins
Want more information? Volunteer Connect has everything you need to get started. Ready to become a Fall Product all-star? Contact your troop leader for all your materials.