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GS Volunteer Meeting AUG 2012

Agenda. Aug 28 2012

Hawthorn Building 6:30-8pm

PLEASE Bring  Your Journey Books and/or Handbooks, (if you have any)

 I  Welcome /Housekeeping

II  Introductions/refreshments

III  Kaper Chart

IV   Council News – Dawn M        A   Summer Wrap Up   B   Trainings / Facilitators    C   Programs   D   Fall Product

V  Treasurers report – Vicki P

VI  Old  Business            A  Summer Activities        B  Hawthorne Meeting Availability       C  Castle Rock Availability       D   Officers/Committee Chairs

VII  New Business          CALENDAR       Back to School Recruiting       C  2012-2013  Meeting Schedule     D  Kick Off Committee       E  Fall Product Committee      Investiture  /Rededication      G  JLow’s Birthday Party



Girls Give Back

Sponsored by Dillon Cadette Scouts Abbey and Jaydyn!

SEPT 15 Dillon National Guard Armory                                                                                    9:00-1:30 K-3rd grade THIS Year                                                                                                             9-4 for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors                                                         $5 adults $10 girls includes Lunch and Snack  Registration Deadline Sept 7

Girls Give Back is an opportunity for Girl Scouts to help the community and have fun while doing it.  Games, Crafts and more in the morning.  Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will work on a Community Service project to benefit the local Humane Society in the afternoon.  New and gently used summer clothes will be collected to send to the Palm Tree Orphanage in Cambodia.

CONTACT:                                                                                                                                             Dillon Girl Scouts    319 South Argenta St    Dillon MT   59725                                            Cathy Speich-Ferguson   406-925-1994                                                                     


Saturday, January 26th   Cookie Sales Begin  NO EARLY STARTS

Sunday, February 10th  Pre-Sales END

Monday, February 12th  Cookie Orders DUE in to Troop Leaders.

Tuesday, February 13th   All Troop Orders entered into EBudde

Wednesday, February 14th    All Cookie Orders DUE in to Service Unit.

Wednesday, March 13th   Cookiess Delivered to Service Unit. (They may arrive earlier, but they will be in town by this date!  Contact your leader for more info)

Saturday, March 16th   Cookie Booth Sales Begin 

Sunday, April 7th   Cookie Booth Sales END

Monday, April 8th   Monies DUE in to Troop Leaders.

Tuesday, April 9th   RECEIPTS DUE in to Service Unit.

Friday, May 10th   Rewards (Incentives) Delivery Begins

Fall Product Sale Dates 2012

Saturday, October 13th   Nut and Magazine Sales Begin  NO EARLY STARTS

Friday, October 26th   Nut and Magazine Sales END

Sunday, October 28th   Nut and Magazine Orders DUE in to Troop Leaders.

Monday, October 29th   All Troop Orders entered into NutE

Friday, October 28th   Nut and Magazine Orders DUE in to Service Unit.

Wednesday, November 21st   Nuts and Candies Delivered to Service Unit. (They may arrive earlier, but they will be in town by this date!  Contact your leader for more info)

Friday, December 7th   Monies DUE in to Troop Leaders.

Monday, December 10th   RECEIPTS DUE in to Service Unit.

Girl Scouts Forever Green program


As of March of 2012, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming are participating in the Forever Green 100th anniversary Take Action project as part of Girl Scouts 100th anniversary. We are focusing on the Reduce Plastic Waste initiative, which encourages girls, volunteers, families and of course Girl Scout staff to use reusable water bottles and bags. You can take the pledge now to get ready. Go to to learn more.

What Does This Mean?

  • We are taking the “Reduce Plastic Waste” Challenge and using reusable water bottles and bags while encouraging others to do the same.
  • Girl Scouts, Leaders, Alumni, Staff, Friends & Family are encouraged take the pledge (on the Forever Green website) to commit to reduce plastic waste and keep track of their use for a month.
  • Girl Scouts, Leaders, Alumni, Staff, Friends & Family are working together with global Girl Scouts and friends to change the world!

How to get started: Girl Scouts and the community at large are invited to take the online Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge at Those who make the pledge commit to a year of taking daily actions to protect the environment. The Girl Scout Forever Green patch is available to purchase from Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming for girls who participate in this month long  Take Action project.

Leadership Development

As with all Girl Scout activities, Girl Scouts Forever Green gives girls the opportunity to develop leadership skills they can use now and throughout their lives.

  • Girls at all grade levels discover what is meaningful to them and realize how their own values relate to the environment and what they can do to protect it.
  • When Girl Scouts team together to implement Girl Scouts Forever Green in their schools and communities, they connect with others.
  • Annually, Girl Scouts take action and inspire others to join the effort.


  • If 800,000 Girl Scouts switch to using reusable bags and bottles, we’ll eliminate nearly 630 million pounds of plastic waste over the girls’ lifetimes.
  • This is the equivalent to the weight of 140 space shuttles at the time of take-off!

Ideas for Forever Green Kickoff Parties:  Check out the Forever Green Tool Kit!

Everyone wear green

Girls bring all of their plastic recyclables to the party to be recycled

If internet is available, girls fill out pledges online (otherwise give them notes with the address for the pledge)

Learn random facts about plastic

Eat Green Foods

  • Apple/Kiwi/Kale Smoothies or Juice
  • Celery with peanut butter and raisins (ants on a log)
  • Green Grapes
  • Green frosted cupcakes or cookies

Read Oobleck by Dr. Seuss

Additional Resources

Pledge Cards (4 per page)

Reduce Plastic Poster (8.5″x11″)

Reduce Plastic Wallet Cards (5 per page; front and back)

Refill Your Water Bottle Sticker Charts (5 per page)

Outdoor Survival – Camp Castle Rock, Butte (Grades 6-12)

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 Starts at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25/girl, $15/adult

Location: Camp Castle Rock Butte, MT

Back by popular demand, Outdoor Survival at Camp Castle Rock will test your outdoor skills. During this interactive camping event, girls will learn about techniques that could save their lives. Instructors will discuss orienteering, fire building, survival techniques and more. Girls will also put together a personal survival kit they can take home. This event will cover winter survival skills too!

Girls check in Friday after dinner and spend the evening getting acquainted while doing hands-on classes on First Aid, fire building and fire starting techniques, knots, knife safety, shelter building, and much more. On Saturday, girls will split into groups to learn orienteering and build a shelter that they can choose to spend the night in. Program cost includes all meals (except dinner Friday) and survival kit materials.

Because of the nature of this training and the seriousness of the topic, it is strongly recommended that participants be 7th grade and up. Supervising adults are welcome. Camp begins at 7 p.m. Friday, September 28 and runs through noon on Sunday, September 30.

This event is open to girls in grades 6-12 and supervising adults.

Registration deadline: September 14
Girl min/max: 10/25
Adult min/max: 2/5

Girl Scout cookies headline Hallmark Channel Original Movie!

YIPPEE!  A great Hallmark Channel movie featuring Girl Scouting!  “Smart Cookies” airs on Saturday, August 18 – the same weekend as the Cheyenne 100th Event.   Make sure you set your DVRs to record it while you join us in CHEYENNE for the final 100 year celebration event! 

“Smart Cookies” – About the Movie

In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, four-time Emmy® nominee and two-time Golden Globe® nominated actress Patricia Richardson (“Home Improvement”) stars with Jessalyn Gilsig (“Glee”) and Bailee Madison (“Just Go With It”) in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, “Smart Cookies.”

Julie Sterling (Jessalyn Gilsig) is a high-maintenance realtor who is just two sales away from being named “Real Estate Agent of the Year.” A firm businesswoman, her schedule doesn’t leave much time for anything else, including relationships. So when her boss Lola (Patricia Richardson) launches a closeted promotion for the company masquerading as company-wide commitment to community pro-social work, and assigns Julie to lead a struggling local Girl Scout troop, Julie is full of protests. Then, she meets the group of hopeless girls, a troop named the Fireflies, including eager new member Daisy (Bailee Madison). As she gets to the know the girls and sees their desperate need for friendship and self esteem, Julie begins to do whatever it takes to transform them from zeroes to heroes in the annual cookie sale competition against their rivals, the Monarchs.

With her high-powered sales skills, Julie puts the coveted “Real Estate Agent of the Year” possibility on hold and coaches the girls toward the highest profit on the cookie drive— until she finds out one of her girls is hiding a painful family secret and needs the help of her fellow scouts. To earn her own badge of compassion-—and discover a meaningful romance with Daisy’s dad-—Julie must learn the bottom line isn’t as important as the lasting

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