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Digital Cookie Has Gone Viral!

Digital CookieEveryone’s talking about Digital Cookie, and we can’t wait to get all of our volunteers acquainted with the new online Girl Scout cookie selling platform and for girls to try it out themselves. Digital Cookie is an addition to the existing Cookie Program components: door-to-door sales, walkabouts, and cookie booths. This online program teaches girls about digital money management using dashboards to track their sales and goals.

Get all the facts about Digital Cookie by reading through this handy FAQ and attending upcoming meetings prior to the start of the Cookie Program on January 23! If you have any unanswered questions, please contact our Product Program Department at productprograms@gsnwgl.org.

Making Charitable Gifts on #GivingTuesday

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Around the holidays, many of us are focused on finding the perfect gifts to put under the tree. But on #GivingTuesday, we encourage our friends in the community to focus on charitable gifts of donations or service to organizations they care about.

A global network of 3.2 million girls and adults, we believe that with courage, confidence, and character, Girl Scouts can change the world. For over a century we have empowered girls to discover their passions and take on real-world challenges in a supportive all-girl environment.

Did you know that 80% of female business owners, 69% of women U.S. Senators, 67% of female members of the House of Representatives, and virtually every astronaut who has flown in space was a Girl Scout?

Whether your gift to Girl Scouts is one of funding or time (or both!), your support makes a difference for girls, which makes a difference in the community. Today and beyond, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and share all the great things we do for girls and why you’re proud to give to Girl Scouts. And, if you choose, make a gift to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes right now, so every girl can have the truly remarkable experiences Girl Scouting brings—at camp, around the world, and right in her backyard.

NEW Outdoor Badges: Be Part of the Change!

Girls ChoiceWe are so excited about the new outdoors badges GSUSA will be rolling out next year! Better yet, they’re giving YOU a say in what the overall theme of these badges will be. The three options are outdoor recreation, outdoor environment, and outdoor survival. Which badges do you want to earn? The poll is open through November 30… take it now and share with your Girl Scout friends so they can vote, too: gsnw.gl/obpoll.

Invite a friend, share the fun!

Recruit a friend to become an 01 leader and start a brand new K-5 troop during the month of November and you’ll receive $50 to use at the GSUSA online store! The person you recruit will get a new volunteer resource pack that contains a Girl’s Guide, a Journey set, a badge pack, a tote, and pins. Have them apply at vapp.gsnwgl.org, and they can register to become a member here: gsnw.gl/register. This special incentive runs through November 30, so don’t delay! Once you’ve recruited a friend, enter the details at girlscouts.org/inviteafriend to earn your reward!

We Can’t Wait to Welcome You!

The new Girl Scout year is here, and we can’t wait for all the exciting things to come! Finish a 5K, geek out in the science lab, trek through the Grand Canyon… in Girl Scouts, we do it all. From our staff to the amazing volunteers who make it all happen, here’s a video showing just a glimpse of what we can’t wait to do.

2014 Fall Product Program

With a new Girl Scout membership year upon us, the Fall Product Program is right on its heels! This year’s Fall Product Program begins September 15, when links become active and girls receive their materials. We have some exciting new products for sale this year, and girls will be thrilled with the individual recognitions they can earn! Visit the Fall Product Program page for more details.

Program Registration Now Open!

Science! Critters! Broadway! Zumba! Another year of Girl Scouts is nigh! Registration for fall and winter programs is now open! Check out our online calendar for a full searchable listing of events happening near you, and take a peek at our handy digital program planner for our larger Council-wide events.

Early Registration Deadline Approaching!

Early Reg PatchThe early registration deadline is June 30! Girls who register online by the June 30 deadline will receive a free early registration patch. If girls can’t be registered online because they receive financial aid, they will still receive the patch as long as they are registered by the deadline.

Troop leaders: if you haven’t received your pre-printed early registration forms, please contact your CD staff. The process is easy: if any information has changed, simply note the changes on the form so we can update our records, otherwise they can remain blank. Parents must sign the form to give their daughters permission to re-join Girl Scouts. All forms must be signed by parents/guardians, even if no information has changed since last year. Leaders can then go online and register their troop using the Troop Management System on eBiz. Signed forms should then be sent to the GSNWGL Appleton Service Center or to your CD staff; paper copies with parent signatures need to be kept on file. Printed forms can be used like regular forms and returned after June 30 or without leaders using online registration, however, this can cause delays and girls will not qualify for the free fun patch.

Research Affirms Overwhelming Benefits of Outdoor Exposure

RS6954_IMG_7334According to a new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, More Than S’mores, girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. Girls who regularly spend time outdoors eclipse their peers in seeking challenges, environmental stewardship, and solving problems—all important traits in twenty-first century leadership.

Camp season is just beginning, and it’s not too late to register! Convenient day camp programs at Camp Winnecomac in Kaukauna, WI are perfect for girls in grades K–7 looking for some time outdoors but aren’t quite sure about a week away from home. Resident camp is also offered at Camp Birch Trails in Irma, WI and Camp Nesbit in Sidnaw, MI. Troop camping is available at all of our camp properties, and we will be offering Weekend in the Woods—a structured troop camping program—at both Camp Sacajawea in Wisconsin Rapids and Camp Nawakwa in Cornell, WI. Check out our camp planner on our website and register today!

Construction Near New Green Bay Service Center

Please note that there is major water and sewer reconstruction on Monroe Avenue which may affect travel to and from our new Green Bay Service Center, located at 112 N. Adams St. in downtown Green Bay. Visit the project website for details.

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