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Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana
December 9, 2022
Upcoming Holiday Hours
Please note the GSSI office & shop will be closed on the following dates:
• Thursday, December 15, from 12:00-5:00 PM for the council office holiday party.
• December 23-January 2 for the holidays. We will reopen Tuesday, January 3.
The 2023 Cookie Program has Begun!
If you have not received a Smart Cookies link to make an account for your troop or Girl Scout, please get in touch with cookies@girlscouts-gssi.org. Accounts must be reactivated each year, so you must follow the link in the email to create your profile for this season.

Note: The Smart Cookies mobile app must be downloaded yearly from your phone's app store. Remember, the app is for the girl accounts; cookie volunteers use a web browser to access troop accounts. If you can't sign in, ensure your old login wasn’t saved from the previous year. Also, make sure you are using the correct website. A web search for ABC Smart Cookies will direct you to the wrong website. You MUST go to www.abcsmartcookies.com. (DO NOT use the link to site.abcsmartcookies.com)

Cookie Booth Lotteries Begin Next Week!
Troop leaders and cookie volunteers, watch your email for cookie booth lotteries beginning next week.

Important 2023 Cookie Reference Materials

For a complete list of cookie references, forms, and training, visit our website's For Cookie Volunteers section.
Service Unit Cookie Information
Each service unit has a designated Service Unit Cookie Chair (SUCC) that serves as the primary contact for each area during the cookie program. SUCCs are listed at the link below; for their contact information, contact cookies@girlscouts-gssi.org.
Su cookie info
Smart Cookies Tip:
Using Social Media Links & QR Codes
Did you know that Smart Cookies generates a custom link and QR code for both girls and troops? The link can be shared on social media or via text message to friends and family. The QR code can be used to share your cookie link on printed materials like signs at cookie booths to allow customers to order the online-exclusive cookies, on girl order cards, and on leave-behind cards or door hangers. Girls can also send an e-card to invite customers to order.
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Thank you to everyone who gave on Giving Tuesday, and an even bigger thank you to Schultheis Insurance for matching our donations! Your gifts ensure that we can continue to serve girls in our communities throughout the year.

Congratulations to Cammie Holm for winning our cookie prize pack by sharing our Facebook post.
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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:
  • Julia Sanders for facilitating recruitment Girl Talks at Shoals Elementary.
  • For organizing troop and service unit participation in local parades: Heather Eastwood & Michelle Loughrie (North Warrick SU), Kristy McDaniel (Troop 212), Peyton Wade (Loogootee), Michelle Norris (Shoals), Debbie Whitbeck, Brittney Woods, and Mashella Woods (Troop 532) and Kassie Risse and Jannelle James (Perry County SU). The Perry County Service Unit won Best in Community Entry in the Leopold Parade and 2nd place in Community Entry for the Cannelton parade, and Troop 532 won 1st place entry in the Princeton parade!

    To see pictures from the events, visit our Facebook page.
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!
The Fall & Winter Program Guide is Now Available!
Looking for activities for your troop in the coming months? Check out our latest Program Guide! The guide includes council and community partner events, anytime programs presented by community partners, community service opportunities, and fun troop outing ideas. If you have suggestions for events or programs to add to the guide, contact Cassie McCord, Girl Experience Specialist, at cmccord@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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