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January 2024 News from GSSI
Note: We will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will return on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
Initial Cookie Orders
Initial troop orders are due to Service Unit Cookie Chairs by Saturday, January 13. Please look in Digital Cookies to see that Girl Delivery Orders match Smart Cookies. Orders placed before January 9 should have been transferred into Smart Cookies, but orders placed closer to the initial order deadline might not have been included. Learn how to view these orders

Have questions or need assistance? Product Sales Director Gretchen Fuelling will have open office hours on Microsoft Teams on Saturday, January 13, from 2:00-3:00 PM CST.
Meeting ID: 238 096 542 566
Passcode: jGnrhR
If you are not a current Teams user, you can download it for free; no Microsoft account is required.
First Come, First Serve Cookie Booth Reservations Open Again
First Come, First Serve is currently open for the remaining lottery booths, and four additional locations will be added on Tuesday, January 16.
Cookie Booth Math Training for Volunteers
Are you a cookie volunteer with questions about planning your cookie booths? Then join us for Cookie Booth Math training! An experienced GSSI cookie volunteer will guide you through the following topics:

• Calculating varieties and quantities to bring to a cookie booth
• Dividing booth cookies by hours worked
• Counting cash and checks quickly
• Keeping track of cash deposits

When: Sunday, January 28, from 2:00–3:00 PM CST.
Where: EVPL Central Library Browning Room
RSVP: Email

Please note that a Google login and an internet device will be needed for this training.
Axolotl Costume and Addy the Adventureful Bear Lotteries
During the week of January 22, we will host a lottery on Smart Cookies for troops to borrow the Inflatable Axolotl Costume and Addy the Adventureful Bear for use at their cookie booths. Winning troops will get to keep the axolotl costume and Addy Bear for one whole weekend during the Cookie Program.
Online Direct Ship Troop Links are Now Open!
The troop link is now open! This link can be shared like a girl link, but orders will be at the troop level and need to be divided between the girls in the troop, just like a cookie booth. How to Set Up Your Troop Link
For assistance with anything cookie-related, contact your Service Unit Cookie Chair or Gretchen, Director of Product Sales, at
Introducing the new Camp Koch Ranger
GSSI is happy to introduce our new Camp Koch ranger, James Loveless! James takes over for Ranger Frank Spangler, who retired in December after 10 years of service to Girl Scouting. Ranger James and his family are currently moving into their new home at Camp Koch and beginning to work on preparing for summer and the arrival of Girl Scout campers. Click below to get to know Ranger James with a short video, and keep in touch by following Ranger James’s official Facebook page.
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Bookkeeper: This role supports the Chief Business Officer in managing the council’s financial stability and operation, as well as overseeing general human resource personnel functions. APPLY NOW

Membership Specialist: This role will lead the development and execution of girl and adult membership recruitment and retention, as well as support volunteers throughout the year. APPLY NOW

After-School Program Facilitator: This part-time role provides girls with The Girl Scout Leadership Experience by facilitating programs at schools and community organizations during the school year. This role is perfect for college students or retirees! APPLY NOW
Show your Girl Scout troop pride with our 2024 tees & hoodies in fun new colors! All designs feature the GSSI Logo on the front and the option to include your troop number on the right sleeve. Orders are placed at the beginning of each month; the next deadline to submit orders is February 1. Allow approximately 3-4 weeks for delivery to the council. Download the order form at the link below.
Order Form
Nominate a Deserving Volunteer for Adult Awards from GSUSA & GSSI
GSUSA offers several formal awards that can be bestowed upon deserving adult volunteers, and anyone can nominate a volunteer. Click below for more info.
Apply Now for Mini Innovation Grants from Girl Coalition of Indiana
Do you, or someone you know, have an innovative idea for a community event or project that has the potential to benefit girls in Indiana? Girl Coalition of Indiana (Girl Co.) is excited to announce the launch of their Mini Innovation Grants. To support and empower trailblazers, Girl Co. will offer Mini Innovation Grants of up to $1,000 for individuals (both adults and youth) to test their ideas in their communities. The next deadline is February 2, 2024.
Girl Scout Advisory Board
In 2024, GSUSA is seeking 10 new members to join the Girl Scout Advisory Board to Girl Scouts of the USA. This board is a group of middle and high school Girl Scouts who make recommendations, contribute to key initiatives, and influence decision-making processes at the national office. If you are interested in this opportunity, applications are due Monday, January 15, 2024, to become GSSI's nominee(s).
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Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Push past your comfort zone by applying for a 2024-2025 trip on your own, and make friends from all over the country as you travel with new Girl Scout friends. Whether you go abroad or travel domestically, there’s a unique, life-changing experience for everyone!
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Do you want to show your community what a girl can do and the change-making power of Girl Scouts? Then we invite you to share your stories with us!
Help us show our community #WhatAGirlCanDo and, more specifically, what Girl Scouts can accomplish! Send your stories and photos to Hannah Minasian at
Women of Distinction 2024
Women of Distinction is GSSI's annual celebration of women and businesses working to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in our community. Save the date for April 19 at the Deaconess Pavillion; more information is coming soon! To become an event sponsor or for questions, contact Megan Stillwell at
Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Fall Event with Alcoa Foundation
GSSI's annual Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Fall Event will be held at Holiday World on September 7. All girls in grades K-12 and their families are welcome to spend a day exploring the park and participating in special Girl Scout activities. More information is coming soon, so mark your calendars today!
Girl Scout Day of Dance with the Children's Center for Dance Education
Girls are invited to the Girl Scout Day of Dance: Broadway Bound! Event to learn about auditions along with jazz, ballet, and the music involved! Come for fun and fitness!
When: Sunday, January 21, 2024, 2:00 - 4:00 PM CST
Children's Center for Dance Education, 5900 Vogel Rd, Suite A, Evansville, IN 47715
$9/girl (includes water & snack), an additional $3 for optional fun patch

Girl Scouts Self-Defense Workshop with Master Eric Elliot
Join Master Eric Elliot for a self-defense workshop! Learn beside fellow Girl Scouts how martial arts can be used to defend yourself.
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 3:00 - 4:30 PM CST
Elliott Kyusho-Jitsu, 942 W Main St, Boonville, IN
$20 per girl, an additional $2 for an optional fun patch

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