ALL ABOUT COOKIES

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (NGSCW) is coming soon! Mark your calendars for Feb. 28 – March 1. Join the fun and celebrate with friends! While you’re celebrating, be sure to use this new Uniform to Uniform toolkit we put together to help give back to our veterans during NGSCW.
This year we’ll be celebrating the power of Girl Scouts through service to our veterans. We’ll be hosting an exclusive Cookie Booth for four lucky troops at Missouri Veterans Home. This booth will be held from 10 am-1 pm in 45 minute increments where girls will be giving away Cookies to our veterans!

Sign up here for a chance to be selected for this exciting opportunity! Selected troops will be notified mid-February.

Cookie Booths Start Soon

Be on the lookout for Girl Scout Cookie Booths starting on February 14—just in time to get your Valentine the perfect gift of Girl Scout Cookies!
Use the Cookie Booth Locator >>

GOING ON AT GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL

New Uniform Assistance Fund

For more than a century, Girl Scouts have proudly worn distinctive uniforms that symbolize the high ideals for which the organization stands. We intend to remove financial barriers so all girls everywhere can develop essential leadership life skills while looking—and feeling—their best! That’s why, our Girl Scout Council has made available a Uniform Assistance Fund to all eligible eastern Missouri Girl Scouts who qualify to purchase age appropriate uniform pieces.

Learn more about the Uniform Assistance Fund and application process here.

New Publications

The Spring 2020 editions of Lead & Learn and Inspire Discovery are now available online! Browse these publications for all the exciting, upcoming program opportunities—registration opens February 5.

Upcoming Programs

There’s always something going on for Girl Scouts to participate in at and around the Girl Scout Council! Check out some of these exciting, hands-on programs where girls develop key skills while having fun with their Girl Scout sisters!

Program Date Age Level
Journey Through Art and History 3/18/2020 D, B, J
Cadette Club – Spring Fever 3/19/2020 C
SA Cupcake Wars 3/26/2020 S, A

 

SeaPerch Robotics Teams

Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can create their own underwater robotics team for SeaPerch—an innovative program where girls can build submerged Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). See here for more information on SeaPerch or contact Lauren Kornegay Dollar, Robotics Program Manager at 314.592.2376 or at lkornegaydollar@girlscoutsem.org

STEM Signing Day – Scholarship Opportunity

The Missouri STEM Signing Day program is calling for scholarship applicants! This program raises awareness of STEM pathways for students beyond high school, celebrates Missouri high school seniors as they make their commitments to study a STEM field in college. Thinking of pursuing a career in STEM at a 2-year, 4-year or technical college? Learn more about this opportunity and apply today!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Dessert First is incredibly special as it’s an opportunity to recognize the generosity of individuals and other nonprofits and organizations in our region. It is also a moment to celebrate the achievements of two bold and extraordinary Gold Award Girl Scouts who are affecting positive change in eastern Missouri and beyond.

Mark Your Calendars: April Showers

April Showers is our largest community service project where troop leaders, families and friends help people in need by collecting personal care items. Mark your calendars for these key dates:

April 17-19: Door notice distribution
April 18: Showering the community
April 25: Donation collection 

GSEM SHOP & EMERSON RESOURCE CENTER

Uniform Set-Up Services Available

The GSEM Shop is now offering uniform set-up services with our brand new heat press! Come see us for a quick and easy way to adhere all your badges, insignias and fun patches to your vest or sash.
Pricing is $5.00 for the first press and $2.00 for each additional press.

In most instances the work can be completed while you wait, but we also offer a drop-off service for larger orders (more than 4 uniforms) with a turnaround time of 2 business days.

Please contact a member of the Retail Sales & Services team for details: 314.592.2378 or GSEMShop&ERC@girlscoutsem.org 

Be Prepared for World Thinking Day

In preparation for World Thinking Day, February 22, the Emerson Resource Center is hosting a PEP session (perfectly effortless program) to help you plan your event or activities! Join us on Tuesday, February 11th from 5-6 pm in the Emerson Resource center to review resources and spark ideas for your event. No reservation necessary.

2020 World Thinking Day and Global Action awards may be purchased in the GSEM Shop or online through GSUSA