Updates from the Girl Scout Shop...

The new E-Shop is coming on Friday! On February 28, we are transitioning to the national E-Shop making it easier for you to take advantage of more inventory and great sales opportunities. You will access the new E-Shop just as you do now, through our website.Of course, you can always shop with us in person!


The GS Shop will be at the March 1 Expo in Topeka! We may not bring all the items you may need, so if you would like you can place an order by telephone (816) 759-3004 or email to shopdept@gsksmo.org. You need to place your order by today, Thursday at noon. We will bring your order and you can pick up Friday evening or Saturday during the Expo.


The GS Shop will close at 4:30 pm on Friday. Because we will be bringing our shop to the Expo, we will need to close just a little early for travel and set-up.


Thanks for your support of the GS Shop!  Shop now

 National Convention Delegate Deadline Friday!

Make a difference and apply to be a delegate for the National Convention October 16-18 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Delegates need to be 14 years and older.


The event will attract 12,000 Girl Scout officials from around the globe who are making a difference and is a great opportunity to be the voice of girls and volunteers in shaping the direction of the Girl Scout movement..


Learn all the details and apply today!  Application deadline is February 28.


Girl Scout Leadership Institute

Running concurrently with the National Convention, The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a triennial conference that presents girls 14 and older with three days of leadership skill-building activities tied to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). 


The GSLI experience will give each girl the opportunity to make new friends, develop important skills, learn about new planning processes, and take advantage of a support system that will be there to meet her needs-all delivered in a fun, engaging way. Each girl will also create action plans that will provide her and her council with a significant and lasting return on investment. 


Visit our website for more information and the application

Deadline for application: March 7.

2014 National Young Women of Distinction

The deadline for The National Young Women of Distinction applications is Monday, March 3 at 4:30 pm. This outstanding opportunity is for Gold Award recipients who completed their Gold Award between May 1, 2012 and March 1, 2014. See past recipients' projects.


Contact Cindy Beals, Manager - Girl Awards & Teen Experience, (816) 759-3021 or cindybeals@gsksmo.org for more details. 

 Troop Spotlight for March

Share your story with other leaders in the next issue of the S'MORE!


How does your troop decorate and draw customers to your cookie booth? 


Send your submission to prdept@gsksmo.org by March 7 for a chance to be spotlighted in the next S'MORE and a GS gift certificate.

 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Join us for summer fun at CAMP!  We have many exciting opportunities at Camp Daisy Hindman this summer.  Everything from traditional resident camp for girls 3rd-12th grade, to NEW mini camps for girls 2nd - 5th grade.  We also have several mother/daughter overnights, which are filling very quickly (two sessions already full) and family camp weekends planned for June and July.  


Look for more information on our website or call (816) 358-8750.


We are also busy hiring the camp staff for this summer, if you are interested in a great summer job, please contact Laura Force at lauraforce@gsksmo.org. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

 Honors Ceremony - March 8

Join us to celebrate 62 Girl Scouts in our council who earned the Gold Award and will be honored at a council wide ceremony on March 8 at 11:00 am at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, MO. The ceremony is open to any who would like to attend and support these girls. 

 Spring Program Opportunities

Step into the saddle and get ready to ride! Fly through the trees or rappel down the tower.  Study the stars or learn to Geocache! Spring programs including archery, zipline, rappelling, horseback riding and STEM are now available. Visit the interactive calendar for available dates.  


March is Cookie Booth Month

Thank you to everyone who is working so hard to support the Cookie Program! We are delivering cookies and wishing all of our service units a smooth delivery day! With cookies in hand, it is time for community booth sales - a great opportunity to continue to reach toward troop and girl goals.


If you set up your own booth sale, make sure you put into SNAP following these directions. We will then upload to the national locator where a customer can put in his or her zip code to find the closest cookie booth. We have been contacted by nearly 500 potential customers already, and we connect them with the cookie locator. Check out the locator now.

 Introducing Daisy's Circle

We're excited to introduce Daisy's Circle: a new, easy (and fun!) way to support Girl Scouts through monthly giving.


Daisy's Circle will help provide the funding needed to ensure quality experiences for girls and volunteers across our council. Members of Daisy's Circle will "bring her promise to life" by helping us build girls of courage, confidence and character.


We want to be sure that you have an opportunity to become one of the 100 Founding Members of Daisy's Circle. Founding Members receive a special pin, a unique bag, insider updates, and more.


Parents, volunteers, and friends like you are already joining Daisy's Circle. You are making it possible to provide the very best leadership experiences to all girls in our council.


For more information, visit DaisysCircle.org or call Elizabeth Wheeler at (816) 759-3038.  

Upcoming Events

March 21

NAIA - Buffalo Funds Men's Basketball Championship

All Ages

Kansas City, Missouri


March 22

Topeka Road Runners

All Ages

Topeka, Kansas


April 19-26

Giving the Basics

All Ages

Kansas City, Missouri


May 10 and Multiple You Schedule It!

Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site

Brownies - Ambassadors

Topeka, Kansas


You Schedule It!
St. Joseph, Missouri
Even more events can be found on the interactive calendar


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