Thursday, July 23, 2015

GSSI Council Shop Update: August 2015

New Items
Check out our new merchandise! GSSI has a multitude of new merchandise for girls and adult volunteers. Stop by a retail shop soon or browse our virtual catalog.
GSSI Council Shop Hours
GSSI Council Shops are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Both Shops will be Closed August 5 & 6 for inventory
Fall Extra Shop Hours
Starting Tuesday, September 15 and going through Tuesday, December 15, the shops will be open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.
Saturday Hours:
The shop will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on the following Saturdays:
September 12, 2015
October 3, 2015
November 7, 2015
December 5, 2015
Mobile Shops
Several areas are running Mobile Shops at their events. You can too!!! If interested in a running a Mobile Shop at your local service unit or regional event, please contact Beth Ross, Business Services Manager at 618.692.0692, ext. 1129 e-mail: or one of the Council Shop contacts below.

GSSI Council Shop Contact Information:
Corporate Service Center: Stacey Port: 618-692-0692, ext. 1101 e-mail:
Regional Service Center: Brittany Galloway: 618.242.5079, ext. 2103 e-mail:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gift of Caring Collaborator Soldiers' Angels Shows U.S. Troops with Girl Scout Cookies

U.S. service members enjoying donated Girl Scout Cookies. 
Photo courtesy of Soldier's Angels 

Nonprofit Soldiers' Angels provides comfort and care packages to U.S. service members - including donated Girl Scout Cookies.  GSSI was able to collaborate with the agency to distribute about 500 cases of Girl Scout Cookies that were donated through the Gift of Caring campaign during this year's Girl Scout Cookie Program.  See Soldiers' Angels "Girl Scout Cookies" photo album

GSSI was also able to donate 620 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to Collinsville nonprofit Mission of Moms through this year's Gift of Caring campaign during the Girl Scout Cookie Program.  Read more...

Monday, July 20, 2015

Congratulations to GSSI Service Units That Met 2014-15 Membership Goals

Kudos to GSSI Service Units who met their Membership Goals!

Girl and Adult Membership Goal for 2014-2015 Girl Scout Year:

SU 15 Clinton Co. – SU Manager – Rose Detmer
SU 51 N. Franklin – SU Manager – Alicia Dixon
SU 54 Perry Co. – SU Managers – Mary Lou Portell and April Stanley
SU 57 N. Randolph – SU Managers –Sarah Smith and Tina Witherby
SU 60 S. Randolph – SU Manager – Bev Vanover
SU 63 Richland Co. – SU Manager – Mary Lou Spieth
SU 78 Wabash/Edwards – SU Manager – Tracy Cheesman
SU 105 Jersey/Calhoun Co – SU Manager Trisha Clevenger
SU 106 Bethalto – SU Manager Carolyn Oesterle
SU 202 ClinClair – SU Managers –Marsha Shirley and Nikki Labbee
SU 521 W. Coles – SU Manager – Heather McFarland
SU 544 Crawford/Jasper – SU Manager – Debbie Parker

Meeting Girl Goal for 2014-2015 Girl Scout Year:
All SU’s above as well as:
SU 30 Jefferson Co. Sheila Jolly Scrivner

Meeting Adult Goal for 2014-2015 Girl Scout Year:

All SU’s above as well as:
SU 07 Bond – SU Manager - Diana Doll and Amanda Doll
SU 09 Centralia – SU Manager – Marsha Nichols
SU 21 E. Marion – SU Manager – Cynthia Addison
SU 72 UPAC – SU Manager – Marcia Malnar
SU 87 W. Frankfort – SU Manager – Mary Armes
SU 101 Alton/E. Alton/Godfrey/Roxana/Wood River – SU Managers-Darcy Rowland and Jennifer Melton
SU 107 S. Macoupin – SU Manager – Sara Drury-Dothinger
SU 109 Troy/St. Jacob – SU Managers –Dana Massie and Sarah Tipton
SU 209 Millstadt/Columbia/Dupo/Smithton – SU Manager – Carline Jung
SU 210 New Athens/Marissa/St. Libory/Freeburg – SU Manager – Nanette Campbell
SU 511 Effingham – SU Manager – Dawn Quicksall