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Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana
December 2023
News from GSSI
Note: We will be closing at noon on Tuesday, December 12, for our Staff Holiday Party, and will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023, to Tuesday, January 2, 2024, for the holidays. We will return on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
Cookie Season has Officially Arrived!
GSSI Online Cookie Resource Updates
To make finding the information you need for cookie season easier, we have created two new resource pages on our website: Cookie Resources for Girls and Families and Cookie Resources for Volunteers. On these sites are guides, forms, online cookie platform guidance, marketing tools, badge and patch information, fun cookie-themed activities for girls, and more!
Smart Cookies and Digital Cookies
As a reminder, we will utilize two online platforms to manage the cookie program this year. Smart Cookies is only for volunteers, and Digital Cookie is for girls and families. (Volunteers also have access to track troop sales.)

All troops should now be registered in Smart Cookies. If your troop is not registered and you need assistance, please get in touch with

Troop cookie volunteers and girls should have received an email notification to register in Digital Cookies. For girls to access the Digital Cookies app, parents must register using a web browser and publish the girls’ page. Once this is done, access to the app is allowed. The app is for girls only.
Cookie Booth Lotteries
Council-run Cookie Booth Lotteries will begin on Sunday, December 10, 2023, in Smart Cookies.
  • Lottery 1: Sunday, December 10 at 9:00 AM–Tuesday, December 12, at 6:00 PM for Sam's Club and the Walmart East, West, and Newburgh locations.
  • Lottery 2: Wednesday, December 13 at 9:00 AM–Friday, December 15, at 6:00 PM for Walmart 1st Ave, Lowes East, Eastland Mall, a UE Lady Aces Basketball game, and all local Schnucks locations.
  • First Come, First Serve will start at 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 16. (First come, first serve allows anyone to sign up for remaining open time slots.)
2024 Cookie Program Calendar
The updated cookie program calendar is now available; mark essential deadlines on your schedules now!
View Calendar
For assistance with anything cookie-related, contact your Service Unit Cookie Chair or Gretchen at for assistance.
Are you passionate about empowering young girls and helping them develop crucial life skills? We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated candidates for the following positions:

Bookkeeper: This role supports the Chief Business Officer (CBO) in delivering sound fiscal control and managing the council’s financial stability and operation. They also oversee general human resource personnel functions within the organization. The position is 30-40 hours per week, depending on experience, skill, and preference. APPLY NOW

Membership & Troop Support Specialist (two positions): As a Membership and Troop Support Specialist, you will lead the development and execution of girl and adult membership recruitment and retention plans to achieve annual membership goals and outcomes using methods that reflect the community's strengths. This role also supports volunteers throughout the year, including recruiting, selecting, appointing, training, and evaluating their success. The position is full-time with a minimum of 30 hours per week with additional hours during peak recruitment months of August–November and April–May. APPLY NOW
Celebrate Joy with a Gift to Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts empowers girls to be adventurous, creative, innovative, and curious. Girl Scouts helps girls grow into great friends, advocates, team players, and leaders. Girl Scouts champions the changemakers of today—and tomorrow.

During this season of giving, please consider making a year-end donation to our Annual Giving Fund. Your investment today helps every Girl Scout prepare for a lifetime of achievement.
Give Now
Thank You for Your Support on GivingTuesday
On behalf of all of us here at Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana and the 4,000+ local Girl Scouts, thank you! Your participation in the GivingTuesday generosity has significantly impacted this organization, and it will allow us to continue to provide for local girls and make a huge impact on them. A special thanks to Schultheis Insurance for their sponsorship this year as well. Together, we are creating a future that will benefit everyone!
Show your Girl Scout troop pride with our 2024 tees & hoodies in fun new colors! All designs feature the GSSI Logo on the front and the option to include your troop number on the right sleeve. Orders are placed at the beginning of each month; the next deadline to submit orders is January 4. If you miss the deadline, you will be added to the next month.

We will continue orders each month, as needed. We will also have a small stock of tees in the Girl Scout Shop, but they will not include a troop number. Allow approximately 3-4 weeks for delivery to the council. Download the order form at the link below for all information.
Order Form
Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Push past your comfort zone by applying for a 2024-2025 trip on your own, and make friends from all over the country as you travel with new Girl Scout friends. Whether you go abroad or travel domestically, there’s a unique, life-changing experience for everyone!
Learn more
Girl Scout Advisory Board
In 2024, GSUSA is seeking ten new members to join the Girl Scout Advisory Board to Girl Scouts of the USA.

The national Girl Scout Advisory Board is a group of middle and high school Girl Scouts who make recommendations, contribute to key initiatives, and influence decision-making processes at our national office. Advisory board members develop leadership skills, collaborate with decision-makers at GSUSA, and grow skills to prepare for college and future leadership opportunities.

If you are interested in this opportunity, applications are due January 15, 2024, to become GSSI's nominee(s).
Learn More
Apply Now for Mini Innovation Grants from Girl Coalition of Indiana
Girl Coalition of Indiana (Girl Co.) recognizes that girls and adult volunteers have some of the most creative and relevant ways to meet the needs of girls today. To support and empower trailblazers, Girl Co. will offer Mini Innovation Grants of up to $1,000 for individuals (both adults and youth) to test their ideas in their communities. These grants are designed to provide the resources needed to create enriching experiences that foster learning, creativity, and personal growth for girls.
Do you want to show your community what a girl can do and the change-making power of Girl Scouts? Then, we invite you to share your stories with us!

We want to know about the positive change you are creating so we can amplify it in the community. Tell us about your troop's Take Action project, volunteer activities, or participation in local events.

Help us show our community #WhatAGirlCanDo and, more specifically, what Girl Scouts can accomplish! Send your stories and photos to Hannah Minasian at
Polar Express Story Time
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 3:00 - 4:00 PM CST
Santa Clause Museum & Village
What: Families are invited to join the Santa Museum & Village for the annual Polar Express Story Time with The Conductor! The event will be held in the 1880 Santa Claus Church.

Check out our event calendar for more upcoming programs!
GSSI Event Calendar
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