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March 5, 2013 at 11:13am
Well over the months as I’ve talked with volunteers I often hear that girls have so many choices by the time they are a Junior that we often loose them to other activities: dance, sports….. Well I read an article this morning and I’d like to share part of it with you.
" There’s lots of buzz about how third-grade reading levels are predictors of high school success. Our National Program Portfolio is of course tied to curriculum standards. Have you shared this information? With whom? Are you making sure all Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies are going home from Girl Scouts with their own books…and that their parents know how valuable it is to spend even a few minutes reading with their daughters?"
Goodness what a bonus I think you all know I feel strongly about recruiting the parent right along with the girl. Next time I hear how girls/parents are choosing dance or sports over Girl Scouts well I think I’ll be more prepared with an awesome comeback. What parent doesn’t want success for their child? Reading with or to their girls is something most parents can do and learn about Girl Scouts at the same time. I’m betting the parent reading to their child would want to volunteer too! Girl Scouts isn’t just another activity we are helping pave the path for their successful future.
It’s not to late to nominate a deserving adult for an award. Check out the criteria and let me know if you need assistance. I’d be happy to help: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/
Thank you for being awesome volunteers!
February 25, 2013 at 11:40am
You may have noticed in your last Connections publication details to enter the Leaders Day Card Contest
The submission deadline is March 5th so there is still time to enter!
Girl’s say “Thanks” to great volunteers by entering the Leaders Day Card Contest
1. Create a 3.5" x 8" card representing Girl Scouts.
2. Write a greeting of appreciation to Girl Scout volunteers on the front and
leave the inside blank.
3. Include a description explaining why you chose your design,
your name, address, troop number, and program level on the
back of the card. Sorry, cards cannot be returned.
4. Use as many colors as you like
(no glitter, stamping or computer generation).
5. Mail by March 5, 2013, to:
Girl Scouts Duluth Regional Center
424 W Superior St, Ordean Bldg, Ste G3
Duluth, MN 55802
One prize will be awarded for each program age level, and one grand prize
design will be featured on the front of this year’s Girl Scout Leaders Day
Card, distributed to all Girl Scout adult members April 22.
I had a so much fun contacting the families in our region who won last year. I hope we have some submissions from R03 again!
February 22, 2013 at 11:54am
Please place your planned orders in Snap by 10 p.m. on Saturday evenings to have delivery to your cupboard by the following Friday. What you need to know: as a council we rely on troops placing planned orders to determine how many cookies to order each week and to send these cookies where they need to go. Please help us help you by placing planned orders whenever possible. Please refer to page 26 of the pink Answer Book for Troop Product Sales Managers for complete instructions. Remember to order in package quantities.
Please continue to put your booth requests each week in Snap. For instructions see the previous blog article on this topic. Cookie Booths continue through March 10.
The first ACH debit was February 20. If your ACH debit did not go through for any reason, please contact me about making alternate payment plans. Remember to collect and deposit money from your families each week. The next ACH debit will be March 20 at which time 50% of your remaining balance owed will be due.
Girls in Snap
You may have noticed some changes to your troop’s listing of girls in Snap. This past week we did an upload of girls from our membership system to Snap. This is the only upload of information we plan to do for this sale. Please check your listing to make sure it is correct and remove any duplicate names. You will need to verify that this list is correct before transferring packages to girls or placing a recognition order later on. If you have any questions, please contact me.
February 5, 2013 at 11:30am
To add to the success of your troop’s Cookie Sale, all troops should enter their booth sale information in Snap as they are scheduled. Information provided thru Snap will be uploaded to the Cookie Booth Locator so that those searching online for a nearby cookie sale will be able to find your troop’s booth sale. Boost your troop’s business by providing accurate, complete information for all of your Cookie Booths in a timely manner.
If you are in an area with a Cookie Booth Coordinator, please contact them for their approval of the Cookie Booth before setting up the booth or uploading the information to Snap. For additional information on Cookie Booth Sales, please see page 25 of the pink Answer Book. Read more to learn how to enter your troop's cookie booth sale dates in Snap.
February 4, 2013 at 10:44am
I wanted to share two updates in the volunteer Tab of our Website.
1) Volunteer Recognition at http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/Recognition/
· Note the PDF writable format!
2) There is a new addition under forms please check out : Crisis and Safety Management
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The conference call is slated to run for 1 hour and we will be reviewing and explaining some of the forms found on our website. This conference call does not replace the face-to-face New Leader Training session, but is being held to assist you in getting started. Once registered you will receive an email confirmation that will include the phone number and instructions for the teleconference, along with the materials.
Please register for the training on the website.
Last but not least save the date for the Spring Regional Day of Training April 13th - on our website soon.
Basic Outdoor Skills/Advanced Outdoor Skills
Refresher 1st Aid / CPR – Red Cross
I am so looking forward to our winter warm up!