Thursday, July 31, 2014

GSSI Council Shop Update: August 2014

Gear Up for Back to Troop!


Take a Look at What's New!

Basics…Style…Fun…Value…all can be found in the Fall 2014 Catalog. Whether you looking for uniforms and insignia for back to troop, “I Can’t Wait to Be a Girl Scout” themed merchandise or cute accessories to add to your Girl Scout collection, you will find it here. Browse through, and check out the new merchandise!  Go to Girl Scouts’ Fall Catalog


The new Girl Scout Barbie dolls are available in GSSI Council Shops! There are three dolls, Barbie, Nikki and Teresa, and each retails for $12.99.  Buy Online


GSSI Council Retail Shops are open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 pm. Please note Council Shops will be closed on the following dates:

August 6 -7, 2014 – Annual Inventory
September 1, 1014 – Labor Day Holiday

GSSI Council Shops Extended Hours To Return

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

AUGUST Journey of the Month

GS Ambassador: Live It! Give It!
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:
Regional Service Center: Linda Quinn: 618.242.5079, ext. 2115 • e-mail:

Stock Up and Save! Online Shop Promotion!
Free Standard Shipping on online orders of $50 or more from Aug. 6-11.

Watch for New Required Training: GSSI 201 Online Test

GSSI 201 is a new online test that covers details of the two main resources GSSI volunteers use, Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints. All new troops must have a minimum of one adult per troop take the test. Current volunteers are encouraged to take it as well. GSSI 201 will be live on the volunteer section of our website,  soon. Hard copies of the test are available upon request. For more information, please contact Volunteer Services  Manager Amanda Kaemmerer at 800.345.6858, ext. 1142 or e-mail

NEW Camp Training Courses: Fall 2014

Exciting news! The former Troop Camp Training will now be offered in a two-part format for more fl exibility. We hope this encourages more leaders to try camping with their girls without having to attend a full day training.

Camping IN: This can be held at any location by a trained member of the Service Unit Team and certifi es the volunteer to take girls camping and stay in a lodge (no fire). This is a one-time certification. The course will not have scheduled dates council-wide, it will be organized by each Service Unit.

Camping OUT: This follow-up course is focused on skills and will be held at a camp property. The course will generally run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will cost $10. The certification is valid for three years and can be renewed via test.

These courses will have scheduled dates and can also be requested. Dates will be posted on our website, in early August.