April 2013
Week 4

Troop & Service Unit Finance Summaries   

Deadline: June 30     


Volunteers, you play an important role in safeguarding the funds girls use for Girl Scouting activities. Completing the annual Finance Summaries for Girl Scout accounts helps ensure that we are using resources wisely, and staying honest and fair across the council. Thank you for submitting your Troop and Service Unit Finance summaries on or before June 30, 2013.

  • Find Troop and Service Unit Finance Summaries in your Early Bird Packet or in the 'Forms for Volunteers' section on
  • Submit the names of all current signers on the account. Remember that each Troop or Group checking account must have a minimum of two volunteer signers, as well as a council-designated signer. All account signers must have a current volunteer application and background check on file.
  • Report all troop income. Be sure to report the ending balance from the previous year, troop dues collected, Fall Opportunity and Cookie Sale proceeds, financial assistance received, donations and income from other money-earning activities.
  • Report all troop expenses. Be sure to report community-service projects, badges and pins, camping expenses, trips, meeting/craft supplies, miscellaneous expenses, etc.
  • Subtract troop expenses from troop income to determine the balance of troop funds.
  • Mail, hand-deliver or e-mail completed reports to your local Girl Scout Center.
  • Keep a copy for your own records.
  • Find troubleshooting tips and a quick five-minute video here.

Add a Friend - Get a Patch            

Double the fun!     


Have you checked out the 2013 Summer Activity Guide? It is packed full of exciting experiences for girls to take part in during the summer break. There is everything from one-day events to five-day camp experiences included in the options. 


Summer activities are a perfect time for Girl Scouts to bring a buddy who is new to Girl Scouting! Girls who bring a friend to join Girl Scouts by June 30 will receive the Add a Friend patch (see patch right).


 Click here for the Add a Friend form. Patches will be mailed or given to you when the form is mailed or brought to any council office.  


Bridging Ideas 

Prepare your Girl Scouts for the next level 


A bridge crosses a gap and makes it possible to get from one side to another. So it is in Girl Scouting, where bridging recognizes girls for their achievements in one level, and transitions them into the next. Through bridging, girls who move from one membership grade level to another have something to help ease the jump. There are a number of differences between the six levels of Girl Scouting. Bridging is designed to emphasize the continuity in the Girl Scout program, to introduce girls within each grade level to what lies ahead, and to give older girls a sense of personal responsibility for younger girls. Bridging Ceremonies typically take place toward the end of the school year and are easily combined with a Court of Awards Ceremony. Check out your Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for the bridging awards for each level! You can also search "Girl Scout Bridging" for some great online resources and ideas.



For Girls 


May 4

Clover Workshop




May 11

If I Ran the Zoo

Garden City



May 11

Flower Workshop




May 29 - June 2

Fun in the Sun!

Camp Flying T



See more on the Activities Calendar!



Upcoming For Volunteers


May 6

First Aid & CPR


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Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
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