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A Huge Cookie Thank You!
To our volunteers, Girl Scout families, and community partners, WE THANK YOU! The success of the Girl Scout Coookie Program relies on your time, talent, and support, and we couldn't provide girls this incredible opportunity each year without you.

Special recognition this week goes to our Service Unit Cookie Cupboard Managers and Community Partners who allowed us to host delivery stations at their facilities.

Cookie Cupboard Managers
• Annette Purdue, Daviess Cupboard
• Sandy Maier, Knox Cupboard
• Jannelle James, Perry Cupboard
• Kenny Speed, Dubois Cupboard

Delivery Stations
• Harvest Church
• OFS Plant 7
• Mackey Church
• Purdue Extension Office
• Pike County History Center
• St. Francis Church
• St. Boniface Parish Hall
• Spencer County Youth and Community Center
• Warrick FOP
• Knox National Guard Armory
• Patoka Presbyterian Church
• North Dubois Delivery Station Warehouse
• Access Storage
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.

We are asking every supporter of Women of Distinction to show they value leadership development programs for girls by giving a minimum gift of $25.

For every $25 you give, your name will be placed in a drawing for this year’s prize basket valued at $500, which includes:

• A Bru Burger gift card
• A Myriad Brewing Company gift card
• Kendra Scott silver earrings
• A medium floral arrangement from Emerald Design
• A 2-Hour throwing session for two at Plaid & Timber Axe Throwing
• A 2-person game at Escape Evansville
• A Franklin Street Family Package including a gift card to Franklin St. Pizza Factory and a gift card to Milk & Sugar
• A tabletop campfire with s’mores, bourbon, Thin Mints, Adventurefuls, and Raspberry Rallies.

To give now or purchase tickets for this special event, visit the links below. When giving, enter "Women of Distinction" in the comment box under designation.

Questions? Contact Mary Fee at mfee@girlscouts-gssi.org
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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, are eligible to receive awesome incentives. (Troops and Service Units are also eligible for additional incentives.) Check out all the information at the link below, and mark your calendars now!

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This week we'd like to recognize the following volunteers:
  • Amber Sutton for organizing Girl Scout participation in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Ireland, Indiana.
  • Michelle Loughrie for organizing the North Warrick Powderpuff Derby.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!
April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we’re providing tools and tips to help you celebrate and recognize our remarkable volunteers all month!

Resources from GSUSA
Show Your Troop Leader Some Love Activities
The Best Way Girl Scouts Can Thank You this Volunteer Appreciation Month
Volunteer Thank You Cards (younger girls)
Volunteer Thank You Cards (older girls)
Last Chance—Submit Your Nominations for GSSI Adult Awards By April 1!
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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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.
Your voice matters and makes Girl Scouts better for everyone—so we want to hear from you! Your feedback is used to make national programs more engaging, inclusive, and hands-on, and to create new resources to support troop leaders.

In April, GSUSA will conduct the Girl Scout Voices Count national survey of Girl Scouts, parents/caregivers, and troop leaders (service unit volunteers will be surveyed in May). The surveys will go out the week of April 3. Be sure to check your email for an invitation to participate.

As a thank you, everyone who completes the survey will have a chance to win 1 of 20 $50 gift cards from GSUSA. Plus, GSSI troop leaders, girls, and parents/guardians will be entered into prize drawings—three leaders will receive a $50 prize, and four girls/parents will win $25.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
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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Shop Updates
Bridging awards mark a girl's transition from one leadership level to the next. An exciting time in a Girl Scout's life, the earning of the award and completion of the activities are designed to emphasize the continuity of one Girl Scout program and to welcome girls to an anticipated "next level." Our Bridging Kits contain everything you need to celebrate these special events!

Each kit contains a bridging award patch, certificate, membership star and disc, bridging pencil, and a bridging fun patch. (Junior and Cadette kits include Brownie Wings.) Brownies, Seniors, and Ambassadors kits are $8.00 each; Juniors and Cadettes are $9.75.

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Shop Hours
• Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM CDT
• Thursday: 9:00 AM–1:00 PM CDT

In addition to in-person shopping, we offer online ordering with free shipping or store pickup.
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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
Award Certificate Request
If your Girl Scout is unable to attend Highest Awards, you may request printed certificates for your awardee. Certificates can be emailed, mailed, picked up at the council office, or delivered to Service Unit meetings.

Certificates available for:
• Gold
• Silver
• Bronze
• Journey Summit
• Community Service Bar
• Service to Girl Scouting Bar
• Counselor-in-Training 1 and 2
• Program Aide
• 10-Year Girl Membership
• Graduating Senior
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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
Don't Forget Girl Scout Camps in your Summer Plans
Spring has sprung, and summer is right around the corner, which means it's almost camp time! We have a variety of programs planned, including overnights at Camp Koch and service unit day camps. Camp Koch and Spencer County Day Camp registrations are open now; all other day camps are coming soon.
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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
Who: Daisies & Brownies
Cost: Free
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 22, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM CDT
Where: Lincoln State Park
Who: All girls in grades K-12, non-Girl Scouts are welcome
Cost: $10/camper
What: All Spencer County girls entering grades K-12 in the fall are welcome to join us for a day of fun outdoors at Lincoln State Park! Activities will include letterboxing for girls in grades K-3 and geocaching for girls in grades 4-12.

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