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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.

Update on Birch Trails & Pow Low Property Enhancements

The challenges of a late winter and wet spring have meant some adjustments to the scheduled camp property enhancements but progress is being made.
Shower house footings at Camp Birch Trails have been poured, work on underground plumbing has begun, and the floor is scheduled to be poured next week. The scheduled date of substantial completion is September 15 with a final completion date of September 24.
While the Pow Low shower house and troop house remodel have not yet begun, our Architect and Engineer are working with the health department and state code reviewer on final plans and permitting. Architects submitted the proposal requests to our contractor to determine additional costs–hese changes are necessary to allow for permitting and the start of the project. The construction is still expected to be completed by October 15, 2014.
Information on both projects are regularly updated in the Connect (volunteer) e-newsletter and here  on our Volunteer Connect website. Questions about the projects or timing may be directed to meetinggirlsneeds@gsnwgl.org.

Steps to a Healthy Summer

RS5899_IMG_9709This summer’s health and wellness initiatives are making it easy for our girls to get in shape and make healthy choices! Our new Healthy Hikers camp program will encourage all campers to get up and move, to walk more, and to make healthy food choices while at camp, then bring these new habits home with them to continue practicing a healthy lifestyle.

Additionally, we are hosting our second annual Thin Mint Sprint in Eau Claire and are partnering with the Bellin Run in Green Bay, both held June 14. The Thin Mint Sprint is a 5K, which also features a half-mile Shortbread Shuffle race for kids, and the Bellin Run has grown to become one of the largest 10K races in the nation. Join us!

Visit Our New Green Bay Location!

GBSCOn April 28, the Green Bay service center and shop re-opened at our new location at 112 N. Adams St. an ideally-situated building in the center of Green Bay’s growing downtown! The building was a gift from Associated Bank to NeighborWorks, and 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. 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!

Street parking is available in front of the building or in the Cherry Street ramp; the first hour of parking is free in the ramp. Come visit us in our new location!

Early Registration Now Open

Early Reg PatchEarly registration is open through June 30! Each girl who registers online for next year by June 30 (either by the leader registering the whole troop, or by a parent registering her individually) 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. The printed forms can be used like regular forms and can be returned after June 30 or without leaders using online registration, however, this can cause delays and girls will not qualify for the free early registration patch.

Green Bay Service Center Move Scheduled April 21–25

GBmove_facebookgraphic 2Our Green Bay Service Center is moving! The service center and shop will be closed April 2125 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.

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