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Summer is coming up fast, so don't miss your chance to register your Girl Scout for summer sessions at Camp Koch! More than a getaway, Girl Scout camp is a place to explore the outdoors, try new activities, practice independence, learn to work with others, make new friends, and more. We have planned an exciting summer of new camp programs and can't wait to see you there.

If your Girl Scout isn't quite ready to go to camp alone, join us for the "Me & My Girl Scout" family campout on July 8 & 9!

Each camp program is for Brownies-Ambassadors (entering 2nd grade in the fall through 2023 high school graduates).

Thank You for Making Women of Distinction 2023 a Success
We hosted the 2023 Women of Distinction Awards on Friday, April 14, and we would like to thank all our sponsors, keynote speaker Linda White, and everyone who attended and graciously gave at the event! Congratulations again to awardees Tara Barney, Woman of Distinction; Kim Wren, Rising Star; and Toyota Indiana, Advancing Women Company of the Year. We also send a special shout-out to Girl Scout Junior from Troop 409, Clementine, who fearlessly acted as Mistress of Ceremonies and received a standing ovation for her work! To view pictures of the event, visit our Facebook page.
Announcing the 2023 Cookie Celebrities
Congratulations to our 2023 Cookie Celebrities, who each reached 500 packages or more. We're really proud of each of you for all your hard work!
Cookie Celebrities publication
End of Cookie Program Surveys
We always work hard to improve the Cookie Program for girls and volunteers, and we want your feedback! We ask all volunteers and girls who participated in the 2023 Cookie Program to take a short survey to help us know how your experience went. Please share the survey for the girls with your troop families.

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered to win a $25 GSSI shop gift certificate, and one girl and one volunteer will win. The surveys close on May 15.
Volunteer survey
Girls and Families Survey
Early Renewal is Happening Now!
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 renew today!

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This week we'd like to thank Spencer County leaders Kathy Seckinger and Karen Schulte for leading the Spencer County day camp on April 22! View pictures of the day on our Facebook page.
Congratulations to our 2023 Adult Award Recipients!
We are thrilled to share the news of our 2023 Adult Award recipients, who we recognized at the 2023 Council Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 24. These incredible individuals were nominated by their peers for their outstanding service in a range of roles. To our awardees, your dedication is invaluable to the Movement and the girls in our council. We are so grateful for everything you do and the countless hours you devote to making a difference. Thank you once again! To see the list of awardees and for pictures of the ceremony and annual meeting, visit the links below.

2023 Adult Award Recipients
Adult Award Ceremony & Annual Meeting Photos

We would also like to recognize the following troops for earning Honor & Golden Honor status:
Honor Troops: 52, 60, 64, 82, 97, 99, 119, 174, 281, 408, 630, and 659
Golden Honor Troops: 418 & 557

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.

This month, GSUSA is conducting 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 went 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 look forward to hearing from you!
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, Bronze, Journey Summit, Graduating Seniors, and the Top Cookie Bosses. Invitations have been sent to all awardees. Families, troop leaders, and project advisors are welcome to attend along with awardees. Guest registration fees are $15. Awardees and children under 4 are free. Girl Scouts will be recognized on stage and receive their certificate of achievement. The reception will include a hors d’oeuvre buffet, drinks, and cake. RSVP is required to ensure seating and supplies. Please register below by April 28.
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
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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Sunday, May 7, 2:00 PM CDT
Where: Camp Koch, Cannelton (by the lake)
What: We invite all Girl Scouts, former campers, camp staff, and anyone in the community who would like to thank Ranger "Mr. Jim" Efinger for his service to Girl Scouting and Camp Koch to a special dedication ceremony. Mr. Jim served as Camp Ranger at Camp Koch for 21 years, from 1975-1996, and will be at the event. The ceremony will take place by the lake and be followed by light refreshments. No RSVP is required.

Sunday, May 21, 12:00–3:00 PM CDT
Where: Santa Claus Museum & Village, 69 State Rd 245, Santa Claus, IN
What: Families are invited to join the Santa Claus Museum and the Spencer County Soil & Water Conservation District for Peppermint Day! Activities include obtaining peppermint plants to start your own peppermint patch, making candied peppermint leaves, and sampling peppermint tea. Recipes and planting instructions will also be available. This event is free to attend. For questions, call the museum at (812) 544-2434.

Saturday, May 27–Sunday, May 28, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM CDT each day
Adults and Girl Scouts in grades 2 & up
Please join us for Good Turn Weekend at Camp Koch! Good Turn Weekend allows you to volunteer and impact local Girl Scouts by helping to prepare Camp Koch for the upcoming summer programs. Participants can register as a troop, adult volunteer, or an individual girl accompanied by an adult. GSSI will sign off on volunteer hours required for school or Girl Scouts.
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Registration closes Friday, May 19, at 12:00 PM CDT.

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