GOING ON AT GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL

Re-register by June 30 for 12 months of fun, sisterhood, virtual programming, and, when we can, exciting in-person experiences!

Whether we are in-person or virtual, Girl Scouts provides every girl skill-building activities that put her on the path to a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success.

If you need assistance, email us at answercenter@girlscoutsem.org. We are more than happy to guide you through the renewal process.

HELP US RENAME FALL PRODUCT PROGRAM

Fall Product Program is a great opportunity for girls to build skills as they market and sell candy, nuts and magazines to earn rewards and funds for their troops. We’re looking to you, our members, to help us come up with a fun, new and fresh name of this popular program. 

Share your fall product program name idea using the button below by May 29 and be entered to win an assortment of tasty fall product program treats. Only one submission per individual will be entered into the drawing.

BLING MY BOOTH WINNERS

Congratulations to our winners of the 2020 Bling My Booth Contest! Not only do our Girl Scouts learn valuable skills through the Cookie program, but they get to flex their creativity as well. Take a look at these incredible booths!

Overall Winner: Troop #3989
Weekend 1: Troop #2618
Weekend 2: Troop #3328
Weekend 3: Troop #3504
Weekend 4: Troop #2876

HIGHEST AWARDS EXTENSION

Girl Scouts of the USA has announced a three-month extension from Sept. 30 to December 31, 2020, to provide flexibility for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors earning Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards.

Recognizing that many schools, youth activities and community gatherings have been suspended and that we are navigating a period of rapid change, this extension applies to 5th grade Juniors, 8th grade Cadettes, and 12th grade Ambassadors who will bridge to the next program age level officially on September 30, 2020 and typically would be no longer eligible to earn the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, respectively.  

The safety and health of our Girl Scouts is our top priority. We urge Girl Scout families to take the time they need to acclimate without the added stress of impending deadlines. Then, when girls are ready, let’s encourage them to flex their problem-solving muscles and adjust how they plan and implement their projects, rather than put their projects on hold. This will show girls that we’re confident in their ability to be the change our community needs through this crisis.
 
For additional information or questions, contact Jessica Illert, Older Girl Program Manager at jillert@girlscoutsem.org.

FROM THE GSEM BLOG

EASTERN MISSOURI GIRL SCOUTS GIVE BACK AMID COVID-19

The global pandemic has disrupted the “norm” for girls everywhere. Despite the hurdles, eastern Missouri Girl Scouts continue taking charge, determined to do their part in making the world a better, more positive place. Recently, two local Girl Scouts shared how they’re giving back to those on the frontlines.

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HOW TO: EARN THE HOUSEHOLD ELF BADGE

In Girl Scouts, earning badges is a great way for you to explore your interests and learn new skills. Earning your Household Elf Badge is a great way help your family save energy, save water, and save the planet.

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RESOURCES FROM GIRL SCOUTS

As the largest leadership development program in the world for girls, we’re dedicated to providing support and resources to help raise our Girl Scouts to be their best selves! Here are a few articles from Girl Scouts of the USA to aid our parents and girls through uncharted waters: