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1 Service Unit Meeting October 2012

2 Featured Resource of the Month Troop Management Basics for Colorado: Get detailed instructions on updating meeting info, Print a roster, Email troop members, Add a new adult/girl directly into the troop, Print Membership Cards, Add/edit/delete phone numbers and emails for your troop members! The video covers the different functions of the tool in Colorado available to all approved 01 leaders of the troop!

3 Registration Instructions: These guides are designed to help new and renewing members navigate our online membership registration system. Register Online for 2012-2013 membership year: Get ready for a great Girl Scout year and renew or join today!

4 Remember to register for the 2012-2013 membership year by September 30 to be on- time. Anyone who is not re-registered before this date will have to manually re-enter their information. er er Have you re-registered yet? Volunteer Position Descriptions now online: Review and understand your volunteer agreement online Position description agreements should be renewed annually Have You Heard? Get The 2012 Volunteer Quick Start Guide (fall packet) and find out quick tips of Program, Volunteer Training, GSCO properties, Product Sales, Communication etc.!

5 GSCO is hosting “OPEN HOUSE” events at the Girl Scouts Service Centers around the state. Get a special 10% discount at our Retail Shop PuebloOct. 1 st 11-1pm, 5-7:00 p.m. Welcome wishes, share your ideas and needs Grand JunctionOct. 6 th 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Showcasing Totable Program Kits Colorado Springs Nov. 3 rd 10:00-2:00 p.m. Join us for opening of our Time Capsule! Fort Collins Oct. 27 th 10:00-2:00 p.m. Trick-or-Treat opportunity for kids & families Denver Oct. 27 th 10:00-1:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat opportunity for kids & families

6 Denver Women of Distinction Thin Mint Dinner Tuesday, October 23, 2012 5:30-7:00pm Cocktail Reception 7:00-8:30 pm Dinner & Program Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders in our community as Girl Scout Women of Distinction. Upcoming Minipaloozas: Did you miss the Fallapalooza-adult enrichment training event? You can still join and register for our Minipalooza BoulderOctober 13 th Northglenn October 20 th at Northglenn Christian Church

7 2012/13 Volunteer Essentials + Addendum Updates: Now available & on our website-Instructions for downloading to your e-reader are included. Check it out: Troop Excellence Patch: By completing the requirements for this patch leaders and girls can plan a well- rounded year of activities for their troop which will incorporate all three leadership keys: Discover, Connect and Take Action. They will also use the Girl Scout process, Girl Led, Learning by Doing and Cooperative Learning. e%20Patch%20%206-20-12.pdf e%20Patch%20%206-20-12.pdf Your Feedback Matters: Your experience in Girl Scouting is very important to us. If you have feedback, concerns, compliments, or suggestions, let us know through this new website tool: GSCO Communications: On the GSCO website, check out the new regional webpages to find out more about what’s going on in your corner of the state.

8 Product Sale Important Notes: Fall Sale Delivery Dates:10/11-13 to the service units and then to the troops. Money Problem due 10/24 Debit for Fall Sale October Questions about the status of magazine subscriptions can be referred to 1- 877-289-6247 or to Please complete your ACH forms NOW & enter the appropriate info on the Nut E website for the Fall Sale. Cookies: Identify your Troop Cookie Managers now! Cookie Training will begin in November. The Product Sale Staff need to know who to invite to training. If you didn’t participate in the Fall Sale, complete the ACH form for the Cookie Program and send it to your Product Sales Manager. Troops or Service Units wanting to do a Cookie Rally, contact their Product Sale Manager by November 21 if they want to purchase cookies for samples at the rally. They need to know how many girls are expected to order Rally Patches. “Save the Date” January 12, 2013 Little Brownie Baker is hosting a virtual cookie rally national sleep over via the internet. Start your plans now for a Service Unit event that day. More details to come.

9 The GS Cookie Program: Through Girl Scouting, girls become leaders in their daily life and prepare for their bright future! The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. Use one of four program plans, Smart Cookies for Daisies, Brownies or Juniors and It’s Your Business Run, It! (Find them here: to help girls take their cookie sale to the next level! GSCO is offering It’s Your Business, Run It! in Denver on November 7 th and 14 th, in Boulder on January 12 th and in locations throughout the state next summer. If you want to offer one of these programs as a service unit or a troop and need some assistance or more information, please contact

10 Rendezvous Camp: It is a council-sponsored, two-night troop camping opportunity with program and activities planned and presented by a group of older Girl Scouts. This is an excellent opportunity for girls and adults to progress overnight and camping skills toward longer trips. Go to our website and search: Rendezvous to get more info! Take the Challenge! Live Healthy, Lead Healthy Calling all Brownies and Juniors- Step Up and take the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Live Healthy, Lead Healthy Challenge! If you’re up for the challenge: Complete the following activities (depending on your age level): – Brownies WOW Wonders of Water Journey (including Take Action Project) & My Best Self Badge Activity –Junior Get Moving! Journey (including Take Action Project) & Staying Fit Badge Activity Complete the Healthy Habits Journey supplements available on the GSUSA website. Register on and complete activities and nutritional challenges All girls who take on the challenge will earn a fun participation patch!

11 Annual Program Book: Get yours to help kick off your Girl Scout year! The books will be available for free at Council shops, programs and Service Unit meetings. Download the book at: Designed to help girls/troops plan activities and budget to attend programs Details about more than 100 programs statewide. Travel opportunities for 2013 and beyond. An exciting new media program and movie-make contest. My World- 2012 Election Activity Guide: The November 2012 elections are fast approaching, now is a great time to engage your troop or group in learning more about government and citizenship. Girl Scouts of Colorado has put together an activity guide to get Girl Scouts more involved in the elections while also giving them the skill needed to encourage other members of their community to become involved as well. Download your copy at:

12 GSCO and FIRST Lego League: GSCO has been awarded funding for two teams of 10 girls to participate in the FIRST Lego League Robotics Challenge. We need both girl participants and adult volunteers to participate. They will create a robotic solution to an issue or a problem facing senior citizens and then present at a competition in late November. After the competition, they will present their idea to the broader GSCO community in the spring of 2013! Link to the application: blog post that has more information: lego-league/ lego-league/ GSCO Properties: Consider one of GSCO’s beautiful properties for your next family reunion, party, organizational retreat or even a wedding! Whether you like roughing it or prefer contemporary cabins with full kitchens or even meal service, we have accommodations to fit your needs. See Properties on the GSCO website.

13 Alumnae ! Ready to re-connect? Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout. Register at the Girl Scouts of the USA Alumnae Association fantastic new website. You’ll find opportunities to connect with other alumnae. Check it out! Join the GSCO Alumnae group on Linked In and like us on Facebook. Alumnae Association Linked In Facebook Include All Girls Patch Program: This patch program is specifically designed for including all girls who have special needs ranging from ADHD to Blindness. Check it out at: When girls succeed, so does society. Together, we can get her there. Get involved: What does she want to be when she grows up? Does she imagine she can become whatever she wants to be? Is she growing up in an environment that supports her future success? Continuing Happenings

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15 It’s Your Business – Run It! What are the 5 skills and why do they matter? 1.Goal Setting: Girls set cookie sales goals and with their team, create a plan to reach them. This matters because girls need to know how to set and reach goals to succeed in school, on the job, and in life. 2.Decision Making: Girls decide where and when to sell cookies, how to market their sale, and what to do with their earnings. This matters because girls must make many decisions, big and small, in their lives. Learning this skill helps them make good ones. 3.Money Management: Girls develop a budget, take cookie orders, and handle customers’ money. This matters because girls need to know how to handle money – from their lunch money to their allowance to (someday) their paycheck. 4.People Skills: Girls learn how to talk and listen to their customers as well as learning how to work as a team with other girls. This matters because it helps them do better in school and later, at work. 5.Business Ethics: Girls act honestly and responsibly during every step of the cookie sale. This matters because employers want to hire ethical employees and the world needs ethical leaders in every field.

16 Program Summary PROGRAM OVERVIEW: This financial literacy program, facilitated in conjunction with the Girl Scout cookie program, focuses on goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Participants will: set sales goals create a budget craft a marketing message role play effective sales strategies prepare a risk management plan present their business plan to leaders in their community

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