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Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana
March 3, 2023
It's the Last Weekend of the 2023 Cookie Program!
If you haven't already, now's the time to resend your girls' ecards and social links reminding customers that this is their last chance to stock up on cookies until next December!

Important Upcoming Dates
  • March 5: Program ends. No cookies may be sold after this date without permission from GSSI.
  • March 8: All money is due to the troop.
  • March 11: Troop paperwork due to SUCC and main recognitions due in Smart Cookies.
  • March 15: All SUCC final reports are due to the council.
Raspberry Rally & Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are Now Sold Out
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the two online-exclusive cookies, ABC Bakers has completely sold out of both varieties. Raspberry Rally will not be available on March 4 as previously hoped.

From ABC: "After much consideration and consultation with GSUSA and the Product Program Steering Committee, ABC will not be able to put the Raspberry Rally cookie back online on March 4. Although we did produce the planned production for the season, demand is so high and quantity so limited that we cannot guarantee that we will not incur backorders as we did during the last release. In addition, we are out of stock on Caramel Chocolate Chip, our gluten-free cookie. The Smart Cookies Direct Ship banner now says “Out of Stock." We apologize for any inconvenience to you, your members, and consumers. Thank you for your partnership." For questions or concerns, contact ABC Bakers.

End of Program Resources for Cookie Volunteers
For an overview of the final paperwork and reporting procedures, reference pages 19-20 of Cookies 101. Additionally, you can find a quick reference of financial transactions and bank deposits, troop direct ship orders, and how to enter main recognitions with the End of Cookie Program Quick Reference Guide.

Bling Your Booth Contest
Don’t forget to bling your booth this season! Troops can create a fun and unique cookie booth to attract more customers and show off their artistic marketing skills. The top three vote-getting troops will win a gift certificate to the council shop! (1st: $60, 2nd: $40, 3rd: $20)
  • To enter, submit up to 3 photos of your booth to lalvey@girlscouts-gssi.org. (Troops can now submit more than one photo!) Please include your troop number.
  • Entries must be received by Thursday, March 9.
  • Voting will take place Friday, March 10-Wednesday, March 15, via an online form that will be shared on social media. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 17.
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. Tickets and sponsorships are available by contacting Mary Fee at mfee@girlscouts-gssi.org.
register now for summer camp sessions at camp koch
It may be cold outside, but we're already daydreaming of warm, sunny days at Camp Koch. We have four exciting new camp sessions for Brownies-Ambassadors*, including a family camp overnight! *Entering 2nd grade in the fall through 2023 high school graduates.

Registration is now open and runs through May 1, 2023. For questions, contact Outdoor Experience Specialist Olivia Blanco at oblanco@girlscouts-gssi.org.

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This week we'd like to recognize volunteer Jannelle James for assisting us with the recent Perry County United Way Grant process.
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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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.
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
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 Beginning March 6:
  • Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM CST
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM CST
  • Tuesday, Fridays, & Weekends: Closed
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 11, 2023, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where: North Woods at Igleheart Park, 6101 N First Ave, Evansville
What: Please join the Vanderburgh County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) and fellow community volunteers to continue removing harmful, invasive species from the park. No experience is necessary, and shift range from 1-3 hours.

Saturday, March 18, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM CDT
Where: Angel Mounds, 8215 Pollack Ave, Evansville, IN 47715
Cost: $4/girl
What: Spend time outdoors while exploring a hidden gem within your council! Staff will give a guided tour of the property occupied by natives more than 500 years ago. Have you ever wondered what the natives ate? Visit the three sisters’ garden or use a hand catapult to see how food was gathered. End the visit by creating corn husk dolls to remember your trip to Angel Mounds. Daisies will earn steps 2 & 3 of their Good Neighbor badge.
REGISTER NOW Registration deadline is Monday, March 6, at noon CST

Saturday, March 25, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM CDT
Where: Wesselman Woods, 551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711
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 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. Open to all Girl Scout levels.
REGISTER NOW Registration deadline is Friday, March 17, at noon CST
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