<![CDATA[Region-5-Volunteer-Updates]]> <![CDATA[ATTENTION Leaders, Co-Leaders, and Adult Volunteers!!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-5-Volunteer-Updates/ATTENTION-Leaders-Co-Leaders-and-Adult-Volunteers/
   By Allison Hand              (0) Comments

You are Officially Invited to Our Region 5 Fall Kick Off Meeting!  Please RSVP for your spot TODAY!!

RSVP Today!

<![CDATA[Prize Wheel For Open Houses Available!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-5-Volunteer-Updates/Prize-Wheel-For-Open-Houses-Available/
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The membership department has a cool tool that is available to our Service Unit volunteers!  The prize wheel is an inviting way to bring girls to your table at open houses and other events!  Please contact Allison at (320) 247-4567 or ahand@gslakesandpines.org if you would like to use the prize wheel at your next event!

<![CDATA[Product Sales & Finance Updates!!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-5-Volunteer-Updates/Product-Sales--Finance-Updates/
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The Product Sales staff recently road tripped to Interbake Foods (ABC Bakers) in North Sioux City, SD to continue planning our next Cookie Sale Program. While there, we were able to see how our cookies are made.  Interbake has 500 employees, and runs three shifts, six days a week.  One third of what they make there is Girl Scout cookies. It’s no wonder we could smell Thin Mints when we walked in the building!

Summer is when we do most of our planning for the upcoming year for both the Fall and Cookie Sale programs. At this time we are beginning to contact our past Community Product Sales Managers (CPSM) and Cupboard Managers to see if they are willing to assist us this coming year with either the Fall or Cookie Sales or both.  Thank you to all who have worked with us in the past – we hope you will continue to help girls with their upcoming product sales programs! So far we know of several openings around the council for these volunteer positions.  If this is something you are interested in, please contact your Product Sales and Finance
Specialist for more information.  

Fall Product Sale Program dates have been set and there are some new changes to the program which we think will be helpful to troops. 

<![CDATA[Help Region 5 meet it's "On Time" Goal!]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-5-Volunteer-Updates/Help-Region-5-meet-its-On-Time-Goal/
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The Membership Department needs your help!  We need to meet our goal!  If you have yet to register for the new Girl Scout year, we ask that you be “on time” and renew your membership before October 1, 2014, the official start of the 2014-15 Girl Scout year.

2,063 girls and 627 adults participated in the Spring Jump Start Renewal Campaign.  Girls participating earned their 2014-15 Jump
Start patch for renewing their membership early by June 15. A total of 177 Troop Leaders earned a Girl Scout shop gift certificate for a free Girl Scout polo shirt for registering their troop and submitting their updated troop roster. Interested to see how your Service Unit did?  Check out your numbers here!

Missed the Jump Start deadline for your troop?  Please read on….

<![CDATA[Girls in the GARDEN]]> http://girlscouts.legacy-web-6.getliveedit.com/Blog/Region-5-Volunteer-Updates/Girls-in-the-GARDEN/
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Attention all Girl Scouts!  The Common Ground Garden at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph is offering the following opportunities for girls to work on badges, learn about gardening, and have fun with their friends this summer. 
All sessions will meet from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  The Garden requires a minimum of 7 participants to schedule a program. 
Cost is $5.00 per participant, chaperones are free of charge.  Please schedule your session at least two weeks in advance. 
Call to schedule your troop for some summertime fun!  For scheduling contact Kate Ritger @ 262-339-7737 or ommionground@csbsju.edu | For questions or more information contact Ann @ anickmcgee@msn.com


Monday July 14 | Junior Badge “Gardner”

Monday July 21 | Brownies Badge “Bugs”

Monday July 28 | Junior Badge “Flowers”

Monday August 4 | Brownie Badge “Painting”

Monday August 11 | Junior Badge “ Digital Photography” (girls need to bring digital camera)