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  • Girl Scout Voices—Sign up to share your experience!


    Girl Scout Voices—Sign up to share your experience!

    Sign up now for to have your voice heard! Tell us about your Girl Scout year--we want to hear from all of you: volunteers, girls, and parents. Sign up online at www.girlscoutvoices.org and a survey will be sent to you from GSUSA. A survey for girls will open on May 11 to June 8 , and the volunteer and parent survey will open on June 1 to June 30 . We can’t wait to hear your feedback, sign up TODAY!

  • Be a Girl Scout Ranger


     

    Girl Scouts is excited to announce a partnership with the National Park Service to launch the “Girl Scout Ranger Program,” a joint venture connecting girls with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.

    Through the program, girls can participate in a variety of organized educational or outdoor service projects. Additionally, Girl Scouts may design their own project that aligns with their Girl Scout Journey experience, various badge activities, or a Take Action (“highest award”) project. Girls who successfully complete projects will be awarded certificates from the National Park Service and Girl Scout patches.

    “Providing girls with access to the outdoors is one of the cornerstones of the Girl Scout mission,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of GSUSA. “Through terrific partnerships and programs like the Girl Scout Ranger Program, we offer girls a chance to engage in outdoor activities that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and a respect for the environment. We are proud to be teaming up with the National Park Service to help more Girl Scouts in more places experience everything the outdoors has to offer.”

    Girls and troops who wish to participate in the Girl Scout Ranger Program can visit the National Park Service website to locate a park (“Find Your Park”) near their home. There, they can also explore the history of the park and learn about its natural and cultural resources. T...



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  • Digital Cookie is Here!


    Girl Scouts USA officially announced the launch of Digital Cookie on December 1. Not only can girls experience the thrill of the annual cookie program by face to face contact but they can now also participate in the program digitally. What does this mean? Well GSUSA has made it possible for girls to sell and ship cookies from their computers to family and friends all over the country. This adds one more tool in the cookie program arsenal to help girls learn the essential 5 skills of the iconic program. The world of ecommerce has expanded and GSUSA decided it was time to allow girls to compete in the ever growing online market.

    All girls and troops are eligible to participate in the Digital Cookie program.  After each troop's girl roster is set up in eBudde™ and the digital cookie order card program, each family will receive an email with instructions on how to set up their daughter's account. Emails of family and friends can be entered and sent from the girl/family on January 1, 2015.

    All online orders will automatically be imported into eBudde™ and credited to the girl.

    Customers will have 3 options:

      Donate cookies - purchase "virtual" cookies that will be donated to the council initiative (our military troops). Direct shipped delivery - purchase cookies that will be shipped to the custom Girl delivered - family will have to approve this option & girl will need to get those cookies from troop in...


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  • Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will host its 9th Annual Desserts First


    On February 25, 2015 Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will host its 9th Annual Desserts First. Louisville’s finest restaurant chefs will create original desserts, signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres using the well-known Girl Scout Cookie varieties as the key ingredient. The chefs will gather and present their creations for tasting at Mellwood Arts Center for an evening networking event.

    You may register to attend this fabulous event here!

    This year Desserts First will celebrate the Technology of Cooking! Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs will continue to be at the forefront of Girl Scout activities during 2015, and we’re excited to showcase what our chefs already know — technology has changed our cooking experiences in amazing ways! We’re sure our chefs will enjoy highlighting the ways they use technology in and out of the kitchen to enhance dining experiences.

    Desserts First is fundraiser where adult guests sample exclusive culinary creations and enjoy an evening with friends. The evening will also include drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Desserts will be judged by local culinary experts and the best dessert and hors d’oeuvres will receive awards. Guests will be able to vote for their favorite creation in the “People’s Choice” awards.

    Supporting the 9th Annual Desserts First is an excellent investment for your charitable contributions. All f...



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  • The MakerPlace


    Presented by Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the Kentucky Science Center

    We’ve got the MakerPlace! Based on the popular Maker Movement and the variety of makerspaces popping up in communities across the country, the MakerPlace brings science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through designing, building, tinkering and inventing using ordinary, everyday items, gizmos, and gadgets.

    Recently, Emily Sullivan from Nation’s Capitol shared her personal experience in STEM during a bipartisan Capitol Hill briefing focused on broadening girls’ experience in the STEM/Maker movement. Emily used GSKentuckiana’s MakerPlace as a prime example of how we have successfully created a lab dedicated to STEM in which more than 200 students have already participated. What an honor to have Emily choose our MakerPlace as her example to our legislators! You may read the full article here: http://blog.girlscouts.org/2014/11/girl-scouts-joins-intel-on-capitol-hill.html

    For more information on how you can participate, click here.

  • Cookie Season is Right around the Corner!


    If you recently pulled your last box of Thin Mints or Samoas from the freezer, never fear—the 2015 Cookie Season starts January 1st!  All of your favorites are on the list, plus two new cookies: Rah-Rah Raisin  and the gluten-free Toffee-tastic .  And, for the 11th year in a row, cookie prices remain at $3.50 per box.

    The Girl Scout Cookie Program isn’t just another bake sale.  In fact, it is the largest girl-run business in the world!  Girls who sell cookie learn about money management, business ethics, goal setting, decision making, and people skills—concepts that are essential to developing tomorrow’s leaders.

    Cookies can be purchased from a local Girl Scout, online, or at one of the many Cookie Booths in communities throughout the council.  If you’re still not sure where to find cookies in your area, download the Girl Scout Cookie Locator App, available for iPhone and Android at http://www.girlscoutcookies.org.

  • GSUSA Announces Girl's Choice Outdoor Badges

    The work has been truly girl-led every step of the way, from the national online polls held in November and December to the focus group testing of the badge requirements. 

    The badges are:

    • Brownie: Outdoor Adventurer (a choice of outdoor activities, including things like bike riding, wading in a creek, developing a camp skill, and more)
    • Junior: Horseback Riding
    • Cadette: Archery
    • Senior: Paddling (canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boarding)
    • Ambassador: Ultimate Recreation Challenge (a choice five outdoor challenges such as rock climbing, zip lining, waterskiing, and more)

    Starting today, girls will lead the way in the next phase of this process by voting on the look of their badges. From now until March 20th, girls can cast their vote between two badge designs at each level.

    GSUSA is very excited about the new badges and they are hard at work taking the direction girls have given them and fine-tuning the content within the bedges to ensure that each one will provide a variety of exciting outdoor experiences for girls.