Dear Troop Leaders & Cookie Managers,

 

Happy National Cookie Days! Thank you to all the troops that wanted to participate in tomorrow's cookie booths. Right around 45 troops were drawn and will be participating at one of our nine locations. The response was wonderful, and we encourage all troops to sign up for a booth if they haven't already for March. 

 

KC Metro troops can sign-up for a shift using SNAP. Troops in all other areas should check in with their Service Unit PSM to see what is available. There are always options to "think outside the cookie box" and connect with your place of worship, small business, school, etc. - just remember to follow the guidelines found in your Troop Cookie Manager Manual.

 

We know many of you have received questions about Girl Scouts having ties to Planned Parenthood, especially after some national media has hit our local channels. As you know, we have no relationship with Planned Parenthood nor provide any funds to this organization or any other for that matter.We just launched a new web page providing you tools to address questions.

 

Our priority is to make sure our volunteers and Girl Scouts stay safe, so please make sure you are following our Safety Activity Checkpoints for booth sales and do not hesitate to contact local law enforcement should you ever feel threatened. 

 

We have had no incidents locally, but as we all know in Girl Scouts it is best to be prepared. As always, we are here to support you with questions or concerns. You can contact us at (816) 358-8750 (emergency line after hours) or prdept@gsksmo.org. 

 

We continue to share the facts about our organization through media opportunities, just like Girl Scout Troop 7877 did this morning at 6:20 am on WIBW in Topeka. Great promotion for our Westridge Mall "World's Largest Cookie Party"! Fantastic job by our 7th grade Girl Scouts and a nice shout-out to their leader Michelle Shambow. So many wonderful stories out there - share them with us at prdept@gsksmo.org. 

 

Thanks for all you do, and please do not hesitate to reach out for support!

 

 

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