Thursday, August 28, 2014

GSSI's Nut, Candy & Magazine Program Starts Sept. 20

 
 
 
The Nut, Candy, Magazine (NCM) Product Program is an integral component of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience where girls gain hands-on practice with five skills linked to leadership and financial literacy (for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors).
 
  • Goal Setting: Girls set product sale goals and, with their troop, create a plan to reach them.  This matters because girls need to know how to set and reach goals to success in school, on the job and in life.
  • Decision Making: Girls decide where and when to sell products, 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.
  • Money Management: Girls develop a budget, take product 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.
  • 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 (on group projects, on sports teams and on the playground) and, later, at work.
  • Business Ethics: Girls act honestly and responsibly during every step of the fall product sale.  This matters because employers want to hire ethical employees- and the world needs ethical leaders in every field.

Our partner for the 2014 GSSI NCM Product Program is Ashdon Farms, a licensed Girl Scout vendor since 1986. They offer a wide selection of delectable nuts and candies, including distinctive molded chocolates that are not sold in stores. Ashdon Farms is known for their Girl Scout keepsake tins, which are customer favorites.

Magazine subscriptions will also be sold as part of the GSSI Product Program in partnership with QSP. They offer online sales of new and renewed subscriptions to over 900 popular magazines at lower than newsstand prices.

The GSSI Product Program begins on Saturday, September 20, 2014 (“GO Day”) and is the best way for your troop to:
  • Earn funds early in the year for troop activities.
  • Grow the confidence, skills and financial competence of your Girl Scouts
  • Prepare for the Girl Scout Cookie Program
The Nut, Candy, Girl Scout tins and Magazine subscriptions make wonderful gifts that arrive in time for the holidays and support Girl Scouts. All of the proceeds stay within our community to benefit area girls.

2014 Key Dates
Initial order taking:  Sept 20 – Oct 11
Product delivered:  Nov 10-14
 
 
 

It’s not too late to sign up! Contact your local Service Unit Product Manager or Kelly Jansen, Director of Product Program at 800.345.6858, ext. 2104 or kjansen@gsofsi.org for details on how your troop can participate!

GSSI Council Shop Update: September 2014



BACK TO TROOP IS HERE!

Check out our new merchandise and your ESSENTIALS for Back to Troop! GSSI has a multitude of new merchandise along with starter kits both for girls and adult volunteers. Stop by a retail shop soon or browse our virtual catalog.
GSSI Council Shop Hours:
GSSI Council Shops will be open from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. on the following first Saturdays of the month:
September 6, 2014
October 4, 2014
November 1, 2014
December 6, 2014

Please note the Council Shops will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 17 for an All-Staff Meeting.

Visit GSSI’s Mobile Shops at these upcoming Council Events:
Oct. 19, 2014 – Haunted Camp Torqua – Edwardsville, IL
Oct. 20, 2014 – Zombie Run – Edwardsville, IL 

Several areas are running Mobile Shops at their registration and recruitment events. You can too!!! If interested in a running a Mobile Shop at your local service unit or regional event, please contact the Beth Ross, Shop Manager. 


Online Shop Sale!
 
Check out the Clearance Section for End of Summer and Back to Troop Savings   http://www.girlscoutshop.com/s.nl/sc.26/.f



 
September Journey of the Month
Girl Scout DAISY: THREE CHEERS FOR ANIMALS!
Receive $1 off the featured Journey book and $1 off the accompanying award when both are purchased. 
GSSI Council Shop Contact Information:
Corporate Service Center: Beth Ross: 618.692.0692, ext. 1129 • e-mail: bross@gsofsi.org
Regional Service Center: Linda Quinn: 618.242.5079, ext. 2115 • e-mail: lquinn@gsofsi.org

 

Go to GSSI’s Online Shop - free standard shipping on orders of $50 or more from Sept. 17-22

2014 Girl Scout Registration Nights in Southern Illinois

 

www.girlscouts.org/join



Alton Area Girl Scout Registration Night
September 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Alton Square Mall
For more info, contact:
Darcy Rowland
kdrowlandnm@sbcglobal.net


Anna-Jonesboro Girl Scout Registration Night
August 26, 6-8 p.m.
Anna Jonesboro High School Lower Gym
For more information contact:
David & Melissa Waun/618.614.0451
davemojo@frontier.com


Bartelso Girl Scout Registration Night
September 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Bartelso Bowling Alley
Girls in grades K-12
For more info, contact:
Rose Detmer /618.660.9894


Belleville Girl Scout Registration Night
August 27 at 6 p.m.
Whiteside School (Multi-purpose Room)
Girls in grades K-5th grade
For more information contact:
Michelle Glascock/772.8085


Breese Girl Scout Registration Night
August 28 from 6-8 p.m.
Public Library
For more info, contact
Rose Detmer/618.660.9894


Brighton Girl Scout Registration Night
Aug. 28 from 7-8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
For more info, contact:
Trisha Clevenger
trishacmc@hotmail.com


Carbondale Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church  (310 S. University Ave.)
For more info, contact: 
Elisha Zlotnicki /924.3117
lishannzgscouts@gmail.com


Carlyle Girl Scout Registration Night
September 4 from 6-7 p.m.
Case-Halstead Library (571 Franklin St.)
Girls in grades K-12
For more info, contact:
Rose Detmer /618.660.9894


Carrier Mills Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact:           
Jennie Smith/618.387.2345
Redeyefrogs3@gmail.com



Carterville Girl Scout Registration Night
August 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Carterville First United Methodist Church
301 Pine St., Carterville
For more info, contact: 
Debra Horn/618.727.0002


Casey Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Becky Smith/217.932.5571


Charleston Girl Scout Registration Night
August 28 from 6-7 p.m.
Carl Sandburg School in Charleston
For more info, contact: 
Miranda/217.246.0848
charlestongirlscouts@yahoo.com

Chester Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 2 at 5 to 7 p.m.
Chester McDonalds
(New girls will get a free cookie or ice cream)
For more info, contact:              
Lesa Woods /618.242.5079
lwoods@gsofsi.org


Collinsville Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact:
Mary Lucas        
Mljordan23@yahoo.com /618.531.2359

Allyson Burr
Mamaburr84@yahoo.com/618.344.7854


Columbia Girl Scout Registration Night
August 27 from 7-8 p.m.
Columbia Library
For more information, contact:
Shayne Elie/618.795.0651
elie1031@charter.net


Crab Orchard Girl Scout Registration Night
For more information, contact:
Jessica Sowers/618.242.5079
jsowers@gsofsi.org



Crawford & Jasper Counties Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 20 from 1-4 p.m.
Willow Hill Park
Old Fashion Carnival
For more info, contact:           
Debbie Parker/618.544.2584
Mdparker3@frontier.com 

 
Creal Springs Girl Scout Registration Night
August 28 at 6 to 7:30 p.m.
United Methodist Church (103 E. Sterling Street, Creal Springs)
For more information, contact:
Jessica Sowers/618.242.5079
jsowers@gsofsi.org

 
Cypress and Buncombe Girl Scout Registration Night
August 27 from 6-8 p.m.
Cypress Village Hall
For more information, contact:        
Heidi Stapleton/618.771.3998


Du Quoin Girl Scout Registration Night
September 10 from 5-7 p.m.
Du Quoin Hardees 
Any girl that registers will receive a free kid’s meal from Hardees
For more info, contact:
April Stanley/618.318.3374
 

Edgar County Girl Scout Registration Night
For more information, contact: 
Amanda/217.712.0160
cadk2005@gmail.com



Edwards County Girl Scout Registration Night
For more information, contact:
Tammy Krouse                
618.445.2859



Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Edwardsville High School Commons (cafeteria)
For more information, contact:
Arti Clemons/800.345.6858
aclemons@gsofsi.org


Franklin County (North) Girl Scout Registration Night
Akin, Benton, Christopher, Ewing and Sesser communities
August 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
West City Community Building
For more info, contact: 
Alicia Dixon /439.6030


Germantown Girl Scout Registration Night
August 28 from 6-8 p.m.
Germantown Public Library
For more info, contact: 
Rose Detmer /618.660.9894
rdetmer@sbcgobal.net

 
Goreville Girl Scout Registration Night
For more information, contact:
Angie Benard/618.889.1437
Heidi Stapleton/618.771.3998

Grafton Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact:
Diana Herman
ngneer98@yahoo.com


Granite City Girl Scout Recruitment Night
Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Wilson Elementary School
For more info, contact:
Arti Clemon
aclemon@gsofsi.org


Grayville Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Janice Clevenger/618.383.1899
Jamie Short/618.383.4840


Greenville Girl Scout Registration Night
August 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Greenville First United Methodist Church
For more info, contact: 
Allison Smith /618.979.6059
Amanda Doll/618.531.8202


Hamilton County Girl Scout Registration Night 
August 29 from 5-6 p.m.
Kids Kingdom Pavilion (McLeansboro)
For more info, contact:     
Christina Parr/618.895.4697


Harrisburg Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m.
West Side School Cafeteria
For more info, contact: 
Jennie Smith/618.387.2345
Redeyefrogs3@gmail.com



Herrin Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Debra Horn/618.727.0002


Highland Girl Scout Registration Night
For more information, contact:
Dawna Miller    
dawnamb@yahoo.com /618.531.2359
Kathy Arend
karend84@charter.net/618.344.7854


Jasper & Crawford Counties Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 20 from 1-4 p.m.
Willow Hill Park
Old Fashion Carnival
For more info, contact:           
Debbie Parker/618.544.2584
Mdparker3@frontier.com 


Jefferson County Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 16, from 6-7:30
Girl Scout Little House, Mt. Vernon
Girls in grades K-12
For more info, contact:
Julia at 618.315.5276


Jerseyville Girl Scout Registration Night
Aug. 28 from 7-8 p.m.
Feyerabend Building
For more info, contact:
Jennifer Kallal
Jenniferkallal@yahoo.com


Johnston City Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Jessica Sowers/618.242.5079
jsowers@gsofsi.org


Lawrence County Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact:                
Tammy Brunson /928.4344


Marion Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Jessica Sowers/618.242.5079
jsowers@gsofsi.org


Marshall Girl Scout Registration Night
August 27 from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Marshall North School, Marshall
For more info, contact: 
Jonni Turner/217.251.6738
Anastasia7102@yahoo.com


Mattoon Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Katina/217.235.6268
Su521gs@gmail.com


Medora Girl Scout Registration Night  
September 8, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Medora Elementary School (124 N. Elm St)
For more info, contact
Tasha McQuay/618.729.9155


Mulberry Grove Girl Scout Registration Night
August 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Mulberry Grove School
For more info, contact: 
Allison Smith /618.979.6059
Amanda Doll/618.531.8202


Norris City Girl Scout Registration Night
Aug. 29 from 6-7 p.m.
Norris City Grade School Cafeteria
For more info, contact:   
Jennie Smith/618.387.2345
Redeyefrogs3@gmail.com


O’Fallon Shiloh Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
gsserviceunit201@aim.com



Pinckneyville Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pinckneyville Elementary School
For more info, contact:           
Mary Lou Portell /618.318.0392
maryloucma@hotmail.com



Pocahontas Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Allison Smith /618.979.6059
Amanda Doll/618.531.8202


Prairie Du Rocher Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Old Primary Multi-purpose Room
For more info, contact: 
Lesa Woods /618.242.5079
lwoods@gsofsi.org


Randolph County Girl Scout Recruitment Night
Randolph County Conservation Area
Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon
Large Group Camping Area
For more information, contact: 
Lesa Woods /618.242.5079
lwoods@gsofsi.org 


Red Bud Girl Scout Registration Night 
Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Red Bud Hospital
For more information, contact:
Lesa Woods /618.242.5079

lwoods@gsofsi.org


Richland County Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Mary Lou Spieth /204.6528


Salem Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Cyndi Addison /618.267.9638
emariongs@gmail.com



Shiloh Registration Night
For more info, contact:
Susan Heide-Wexell
Gs.susan.heidewexell@gmail.com
618.855.4501 or 618.622.9542


Sorento Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Assembly of God Church
For more info, contact: 
Allison Smith /618.979.6059
Amanda Doll/618.531.8202


Sparta Girl Scout Registration Night
For more information, please contact:
Lesa Woods /618.242.5079
lwoods@gsofsi.org


Staunton/Livingston Girl Scout Registration Night
August 27 & 18 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s (the round church)
Toni Goodwin/618.692.0692
tgoodwin@gsofsi.org


Tunnel Hill Girl Scout Registration Night
September 4 at 6 p.m.
New Simpson Hill Grade School
Heidi Stapleton/618.771.3998
Desiree Choate/618.926.2112 


Wabash County Girl Scout Registration Night For more info, contact:
Tracey Cheesman           
618.240.4741



Waltonville Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 3 from 3-4 p.m.
Waltonville Grade School Cafeteria
Girl Scout Daisies (K-1)
For more info, contact:                
Vanessa Worthington/618.242.5079


White County Girl Scout Registration Night
For more info, contact: 
Joyce Given /618.384.8723
Jeff Given/618.384.8722


Wood River/East Alton/Roxana Girl Scout Registration Night
Sept. 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wood River Township Hall
For more info, contact:
Darcy Rowland
kdrowlandnm@sbcglobal.net



If you want to join Girl Scouts and do not see your community on the list, please call 800.345.6858 or e-mail Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Director of Membership Joan Burke at jburke@gsofsi.org.