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Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana
December 22, 2022
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Special thanks to Straw Photography & Media for donating our holiday card photography session.
Happy Holidays from everyone at Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana! We hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

Please note we will be closed for the holidays from December 23-January 2. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3.
Direct Ship Order Information
Customers will receive an email to confirm their direct ship order, which includes a direct ship order number. Orders leave the warehouse within 72 hours and will be received by the customer in 10-14 days. The customer will receive an email when the order ships from Fed Ex or UPS. If you have any questions, contact abcsmartcookiedirect@hearthsidefoods.com. Include name, direct ship order number, and email.

Cookie Booth Lotteries Have Begun
Troop leaders and cookie volunteers, continue to check your email to see when council lotteries will be held. We have had Sam’s, Eastland Mall, and Lowes East. Any leftover dates will be available in Smart Cookies as first come, first serve after all lotteries are complete. We finalizing Walmarts and Schnucks locations and should have information in the next week or so. We will send an email once we have the lottery dates set.

Recognitions Opt-Out
Opt-out forms for troops are due to the council by Wednesday, January 11, 2023. The opt-out option is for Junior troops and above. This allows troops to opt-out of receiving all recognitions and cookie dough to earn additional troop proceeds. Girls still receive any earned patches and membership (if they reach the 500 level). Please contact cookies@girlscouts-gssi.org with any questions.

Cookie Share
GSSI participates in a cookie share and donates the cookies to non-profits, community partners, and first responders across the council. We do not have the locations set for this year, but if customers ask, you can tell them where we typically donate. Last year Honor Flight, Cookies for Veterans in Jasper, VFW Petersburg, American Legion Winslow, ER and Ambulance Services in Daviess and Martin County, 911 Central Dispatch, Ronald McDonald House, Otwell Miller Academy/Friends of Otwell, The Women’s Hospital, and EVSC After School Programs all received cookies.

Important Date Reminders
  • Girl initial orders are due to the troop by Wednesday, January 11, 2023 (unless otherwise specified by your troop cookie volunteer).
  • Troop initial orders are due to the SUCC by Saturday, January 14, 2023.
  • Opt-Out forms are due to the council by Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
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Show your GSSI pride with our new troop t-shirts and crewneck sweatshirts! Each shirt features the GSSI servicemark on the front, and you can include your troop number on the right sleeve. Orders will be placed on the 1st of the month and must be received by 5:00 PM CST the day before. (January orders will be placed on 1/4; orders must be received by 1/3.) We will continue orders each month, as needed. We will also have a small stock of tees available in the shop, but they will not include a troop number. Orders may be placed over the phone, by emailing support@girlscouts-gssi.org, at the shop, or by mailing a check with your order form. See the form below for full information.
order form
Regular Shop Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM CST
Thursday: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM CST
Tuesday & Friday: Closed
Note: GSSI office staff is available Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM CST

Can't Make it In? In addition to in-store shopping, we now offer online ordering with the option of store pick-up or FREE shipping!
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This week we would like to recognize the following volunteers:
  • Perry County leader Jannelle James for helping girls make homemade treats to deliver to the local police & sheriff's departments, EMS, hospital, nursing home, and prison.
  • Sallie Howerton and Gina Cain for organizing the Troop 472 outing to a local nursing home where girls painted residents’ nails.
Join the Club!
Are you curious about astronomy? Then GSSI Astronomy Club is for you. This girl-led leadership experience allows Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts to explore the universe together. Our regular meetings focus on various fascinating topics in the world of astronomy. Each session ends with telescope viewing, weather permitting. Plus- in May, the group will travel to Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the Women in Space Conference at the Space Museum & Grissom Center. (You do not have to be an astronomy club member to attend this fantastic event! It is open to all GSSI CSAs.) LEARN MORE

Girls must be registered for the 2022-23 program year to participate. View the GSSI Astronomy Club 2022-23 Meeting and Event Schedule.

The Astronomy Club is led by NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and Girl Scout Volunteer Mandy Scurry; she can be reached at amanjohn@hotmail.com.
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2023 Summer Camp Dates Now Available
It may be cold outside, but we're already daydreaming of warm, sunny days at Camp Koch. Check out our 2023 Summer Camp Sessions, mark your calendar, and start counting the days until summer with us!
New! Outdoor Program Guide for January-March 2023
Looking for activities for your troop in the coming months? Check out our latest Outdoor Program Guide! If you have suggestions for events or programs to add to the guide, contact Olivia Blanco, Outdoor Experience Specialist, at oblanco@girlscouts-gssi.org.
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December Community Partner Spotlight
Vertical eXcape
We are proud to partner with Vertical eXcape to offer indoor climbing activities for Brownies-Ambassadors. They offer 3 different programs for girls, including courses that fulfill the Climbing Adventure badge requirements. For more information on these programs, view the Outdoor Section of the PROGRAM GUIDE.
Sunday, January 22, 2:00-4:00 PM CST
Where: Children's Center for Dance Education, 5900 Vogel Rd, Evansville, IN
Grades: K-12 (No tagalongs)
Cost: $9 per girl ($3 for an optional fun patch)
What: Join the Center for Children's Dance Education and learn dances such as Cha Cha, Filipino Tinikling, and Ballet! Come for fun and fitness!! The program satisfies some requirements for badges including performance. Girl Scouts and their families receive 1/2 price tickets to the CCDE spring ballet!! LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Sunday, January 22, 3:00 PM CST (Doors open at 2:00)
Where: Ford Center, Evansville
What: Join the Evansville Thunderbolts for a fun night with discounted Girl Scouts tickets! This game is also a "Sunday Funday" with $2 hot dogs through the end of the first intermission or while supplies last. LEARN MORE & REGISTER
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