Friday, March 27, 2015

Amanda Bridewell of Harrisburg is March Pearl of the Month

GSSI is pleased to announce that Amanda Bridewell of Harrisburg is the March Pearl of the Month. The Pearl of the Month Award recognizes a Girl Scout volunteer who has delivered service beyond expectations and helped to ensure that approximately 14,000 Girl Scouts in southern Illinois benefit from a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Nominees must meet several criteria, including completion of all required training for his or her volunteer position as well as providing outstanding service to his or her Service Unit or the Council.

Amanda has earned the Pearl award for her excellent event coordination.  She stepped up to coordinate the fall event for the Service Unit.  The well-planned and organized event was a dance including a book exchange, meal, photo opportunity, and costumed parade of favorite book characters. Approximately 75 girls and 30 adults attended, had a great time and look forward to the next event Amanda plans.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

GSSI Donates 620 Cases of Girl Scout Cookies to U.S. Military Through Mission of Moms

(L-R) Product Program Director Kelly Jansen, GSSI Intern McKenna Cooper, GSSI Intern Meagan Bowers, Mission of Moms Director Marcia Fish, GSSI Intern Kelsey Whitaker & GSSI Intern Alecia Williams

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois delivered 620 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to Marcia Fish, Director of Mission to Moms, a nonprofit in Collinsville with the mission of "supporting our deployed military."

These tasty treats for our U.S. troops were donated through GSSI's "Gift of Caring" program.   Another 500 cases, for 1120 total cases of Girl Scout Cookies, are also being donated to Soldier's Angels, a large-scale nonprofit that "provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and a growing veteran population."

GSSI is so grateful for the generosity of those who supported the Gift of Caring program this year and enabled us to show our support for U.S. military members and veterans.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Edison's Entertainment Complex Hosting Bowling Patch Day All April

Edison's Entertainment Complex in Edwardsville hosting Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois' Bowling Patch Day all April.  Book your troop by contacting Brittany at 618.307.9020 or e-mailing