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Announcing the 2023 Bling Your Booth Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the 2023 Bling Your Booth contest winners! Thank you to everyone who entered; all of your booths looked awesome! Visit our Facebook page to see all of the entries.
  • First Place: Troop 42
  • Second Place: Troop 476
  • Third Place: Toop 440
Thank You to Our Cookie Volunteers!
As the Cookie Program draws to a close, we would like to send a huge shoutout to all the Service Unit Cookie Chairs (SUCCs), troop cookie volunteers, and troop leaders who helped to make the season a success! Thank you to all the community partners that allowed girls to host cookie booths at their businesses.

Special recognition to:

Annette Purdue, Daviess/Martin SUCC
Lisa Prow, North Dubois SUCC
Kenny Speed, South Dubois SUCC
• Heather Barnett, East River SUCC
• Jennyfer Strickland, East/South Gibson SUCC
• Natalie Teeters,
North Gibson SUCC
• Cynthia Watjen, Knox SUCC
Karen Bengert, North Central SUCC
Kathy Peckenpaugh, North West SUCC
Amy Draeger, North Warrick SUCC
• Jannelle James, Perry SUCC
Sandy McBeth, Pike SUCC
Erica Sims & Katie Martin, Posey SUCCs
Kaycie Oakley, Southwest Warrick SUCC
Kathy Seckinger, Spencer SUCC
Pat Buckingham & Diane Meier, Council Cookie Cupboard Volunteers
Shetler Moving & Storage
Reggie Mahoney, GSSI's ABC Bakers representative
Join us for Women of Distinction 2023
Each year, GSSI's Women of Distinction Awards recognize two women and one business making a difference for the advancement of women in our communities. This year's luncheon will be held Friday, April 14 at 11:00 AM CDT at Venue 812 in Evansville. Sponsorships are available by contacting Mary Fee at mfee@girlscouts-gssi.org.
spring family camporee May 20 at Camp Koch
All GSSI Girl Scouts and their families are invited to spring into adventure at Camp Koch! Together, explore the property and choose activities you want to participate in as a family. GSSI will organize everything for you; all you must do is show up and have fun!

When: Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM CDT
Where: Camp Koch, Cannelton
Who: All Girl Scouts and their families; children must be 5 years or older to attend
Cost: $10/attendee (includes lunch & a snack)
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 12 at 12:00 PM CDT

Don't Forget! Summer camp registration is also open now.
Learn more & register
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This week we'd like to recognize the following volunteers:
  • Sandy McBeth, Suzy Harper, and Carmen Sterling for mentoring girls who created stations for 11 different countries for the World Thinking Day Event in Washington.
  • Sara Vaal for organizing the Spencer County Powderpuff Derby.
Submit Your Nominations for GSSI Adult Awards Now!
The GSSI Adult Awards recognize the time, energy, and contributions of volunteers and community partners whose service to Girl Scouts has been exemplary. There are five awards to recognize different roles and types of service. Nominations are due by April 1, 2023. Visit the link below for descriptions of each award and to submit your nominations.
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Early Renewal Begins April 1
Get ready for a year of fun ahead with Girl Scouts! All girls and adults who renew between April 1-June 5, 2023, will receive a fun incentive and be entered into a drawing to win a special prize. (Troops and service units are also eligible for additional incentives.) Check out all the information at the link below, and mark your calendars now!

Delegates: Save the Date for the 2023 Annual Meeting
GSSI will host the 2023 council Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM CDT at the Pavilion Conference Room and Terrace at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. (A virtual participation option will also be available.) A light dinner and dessert will be served.

Meeting Agenda:
  • 5:30 PM: Registration opens
  • 6:00 PM: Meeting
  • 6:30 PM: Recognitions and awards (Board Service, GSUSA & GSSI Adult Awards, Honor & Golden Honor Troops*)
Individuals must RSVP to attend. Registration details will follow soon. For questions about your role as a delegate, don't hesitate to contact your Troop Support Specialist.

*Honor/Golden Troop Leaders: Please review this list of awardees and contact Aimee Stachura at astachura@girlscouts-gssi.org with any corrections by Monday, April 10.
Join our team as a Summer Outreach Program Facilitator!
Summer Outreach Program Facilitators provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by facilitating programs at schools and community organizations. This position involves leading a 1.5-hour program with a flexible schedule through the summer months, mainly in the afternoon. This role is perfect for college students or retirees!
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With our Spring Cleaning Sale, you can save on all in-store merchandise and items ordered by the council from GSUSA! This includes badges, uniforms, apparel, accessories, program materials, and more! The discount is valid ONLY on purchases through the GSSI shop; the offer does not apply to GSUSA online purchases.

In addition to in-person shopping, we offer online ordering with free shipping or store pickup.

Shop Hours:
  • Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM CDT
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, Fridays, & Weekends: Closed
The 2023 Highest Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 6, at Venue 812 in Evansville. We will recognize the following awards at the ceremony: Gold, Silver, and Bronze, Journey Summit, Graduating Seniors, and the Top 5 Cookie Bosses. Invitations will be sent soon to all awardees.

If you or your girl are receiving an award, please take a look at the list below for correct spelling and award designation. Please email Aimee Stachura at astachura@girlscouts-gssi.org with any corrections by Monday, April 10.
Award Recipients
Alcoa Foundation's Project Pollinate Mini-Grants are Available Now!
Through a generous grant from Alcoa Foundation, GSSI is now offering funding of up to $75 to assist with take action projects seeking help to protect pollinators. LEARN MORE
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM CDT
Where: 551 N Boeke Ave, Evansville, IN
Who: Girls in all grades (K-12) are invited to this event. You do not need to be a registered Girl Scout member to attend this event.
Cost: $6/girl
What: Have you ever wondered where bugs call home or why flowers come in all shapes and sizes? Join us at Wesselman Woods to explore more about flowers and bugs, while having a blast in the outdoors! Girls will dissect flowers, use microscopes, go on a bug hunt, and more! Brownies will complete the "bugs" badge, while Juniors will complete the "flowers" badge (badges not included in the price and must be purchased separately). Families and troops can stay on the property and explore the nature playscape, trails, and animals after the event.
REGISTER NOW Registration closes Monday, March 20 at 12:00 PM CDT!

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM CDT
Where: 1315 N Royal Ave, Evansville, IN 47715
Who: All girls grades 2-12 (Non-members are welcome.) Adults and/or troop leaders must stay with their participants to maintain the proper adult-to-girl ratio.
Cost: $14/participant
What: Join Girl Scouts as we soar to new heights while climbing at Vertical eXcape in Evansville! Participants will be greeted by staff and given a 15-minute introduction with tips on how to climb, what gear is used, and a safety briefing. The climbing session will last an hour and 15 minutes, and allow girls to use any of the 9 auto-belay climbing systems at the facility. The cost includes all climbing gear (harnesses, shoes, ropes, auto-belay systems) and orientation.

Saturday, April 15, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM CDT
Where: Ascension St. Vincent YMCA, 516 Court St, Evansville, IN 47708
Cost: Free
Who: Daisies & Brownies
What: A program of the local Upgrade initiative, SuperFood Heroes is a nutrition and taste-testing program that will change how kids think about vegetables! The SuperFood Heroes promote the nutritional benefits of 20 common veggies and legumes through fun, bite-sized facts and activities. This cooking class will focus on SuperFood Hero Polly Pinto Bean. The participants will participate in recipe preparation, fun nutrition education, and taste testing of "Kickin' Pinto Cups.”

Saturday, April 15, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT
Where: Vincennes University Wathon Business Bldg, 3rd floor, 1320 N 2nd St, Vincennes, IN
Who: All girls in grades 6-12
Cost: $5/Girl Scout, $10/non-member
What: Join Vincennes University instructors and students for a fun event allowing girls to learn about various STEM subjects with hands-on activities. Stations will include video game design, coding, robotics, and more!
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