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Introducing Autumn Showers

Autumn Showers logoThrough April Showers, girls have collected more than 24 million personal care items for families and individuals in need since 1998. This fall, Autumn Showers launches, a virtual version of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s largest community service program. October 9-18, girls will have the opportunity to continue making a difference in our community with this re-imagined personal care collection drive. Full details on how to participate will be announced in late September. April Showers will return in April 2021.

Treats & Reads Girl Program

Creating your best marketing video

Join us September 21, for a virtual Treats & Reads program where girls will get tips on filming and uploading a marketing video on the M2 platform! PLUS, we’ll be showing an unboxing of this year’s Treats & Reads prizes. Register for the program using this link!.

Troop round up reimagined

Troop Round Up Fox with Laptop

On October 3, Troop Round Up (TRU) Reimagined will be an epic, action-packed day of new experiences, interactive challenges and inspiring sessions to get minds and bodies working. Conducted in real-time, TRU Reimagined promises to engage and inspire with age-appropriate programs for everyone including exciting activities like camp chats, a virtual escape room, crafts and more!

And, all event participants will be able to choose up to six 45-minute sessions to attend during the day—here’s a sneak peak at all the incredible activities to choose from! An email will be sent to TRU Reimagined registrants in the coming weeks to select your activities.

Kick off TRU Reimagined with a council-wide campfire with traditional Girl Scout songs and stories! We’ll stream a campfire live from Camp Cedarledge, with songs and stories led by Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri staff and volunteers. Join from in front of your own backyard campfire or fireplace, or from your living room, and get ready to sing along! All members of the family are welcome to join in on the virtual campfire fun. Song lyrics and Zoom information will be sent to registered participants on Friday, October 2. There is no registration fee, but you must be registered to receive the Zoom link.

You can get even more TRU Reimagined fun with an add-on activity kit for your age level here: K-5 Activity Kit and 6-12 Activity Kit. These kits are mailed directly to registered girls and are designed to spark creativity and provide additional activities to complete during TRU Reimagined–And beyond!

Coming Soon: Live from Girl Scouts

FIRST LEGO League Discover header with Daisy logo

Lights…camera…ACTION! Launching October 20, Live from Girl Scouts is a brand new series of interactive, hybrid programs delivered in-person and online! With one lucky troop selected to star in each episode, girls will participate in our skill-building, one-of-a-kind programming in the Program Center as we live-stream the fun!

Shown in real-time, troops and Girl Scouts from across eastern Missouri will be able to tune in and complete the activities from the comfort of their homes—supplies are all delivered right to their doors!  More details on this incredible, new experience are coming soon.

Upcoming GSEMtogether Programs

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

Renew Your membership

Girl Scout Senior looking to the leftWhatever the upcoming year has in store—she’ll get the tools she needs to learn new skills and grow now and in the future as Girl Scouts evolves to meet her needs. If you need help, email us at answercenter@girlscoutsem.org. We are more than happy to guide you through the renewal process. Financial assistance is available.

Fall 2020 Lead & Learn

Fall 2020 cover of the Lead & LearnAccess the latest edition of Lead & Learn today and explore all the upcoming opportunities for our Girl Scout volunteers. This year, while there will be no physical copies of the Lead & Learn mailed, we’ll be updating our online publications as new opportunities are scheduled. Be sure to check the publication link regularly as we roll out updates!

Mask-making service project

Mask-making service projectAcross eastern Missouri, our Girl Scouts have proven that nothing can keep them from making the world a better place! We’ve teamed up with Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital so our Girl Scouts can show their support during COVID-19 by making and donating masks for first responders and patients. Now through September 30, girls can help us reach our goal of 200 masks! Visit our service opportunities page for more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2020

Celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks (GSLSP) weekend by visiting a state park near you on September 12-13! Revel in all the wonder of the great outdoors, get inspired by nature and see how many items you can check off from the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge! Be sure to share the fun on social with #GSoutdoors and #GSEMLoveStateParks. You can purchase the limited-edition patch here.

GSEM SHOP & EMERSON RESOURCE CENTER

New Official Girl Scout Uniforms

New Mix and Match Uniform Pieces

They’re here! We’re proud to introduce new Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador uniforms and apparel for girls in grades 6–12. The collection, which was designed by female students from the Fashion Institute of Technology, highlights elements of the classic Girl Scout look while also peppering in modern, fashionable twists so every girl can express her own unique style. These versatile looks can be worn for Girl Scout activities or as everyday wear. 

Extended Early Renewal Discount

Extended renewal discount and shop image

We’ve extended the deadline for members to use their Early Renewal Shop Discount to September 25, 2020. From apparel and uniforms to accessories and fun gifts, the Council Shop has everything you need for another year of Girl Scout adventures. Shop in-person Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-6:30pm, use our Contactless-Curbside Pick-up or shop online 24/7! Free shipping is available on all orders placed now through September 30, 2020. Visit girlscoutsem.org/shop for full details.

Shop Contactless Curbside Pick-up

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Shop is now offering Contactless Curbside Pick-up on shop orders Monday-Friday 10am-4pm! To place a pick-up order, call or email your order to the shop and let us know you’d like to pick it up.

For more information on ordering or our pick-up process, visit girlscoutsem.org/shop or contact Stephanie Laux, Director of Retail Sales & Services at slaux@girlscoutsem.org or 314.592.2372.