Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Paula Burrows and Kindra Smith Named July Pearls of the Month

Paula Burrows of Flora and Kindra Smith of Percy are the July Pearls 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 the 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.

Paula serves as both the Service Unit Manager and Registrar for Clay County and has also served as Product Sales Manager previously. Her commitment to girls has helped to retain girl members and maintain troops in the area so that girls can continue to take advantage of what Girl Scouts has to offer. She makes sure that girls know the importance of community service and she organizes events throughout the year to for girls and their families.

Kindra is a Girl Scout Gold recipient who now serves as a Girl Scout leader and also was a lifeguard through the OAR program. On one occasion, she attended a troop campout and served as the lifeguard. She went above and beyond to make sure the girls were comfortable in the water and planned activities for them. She also stayed for the rest of the day on her own. She shared fire building and camping tips and then offered to take everyone on a night hike and showed the leaders other paths they could use in the future.

Monday, July 14, 2014

GSSI Family Partnership Campaign Wraps Up

Way to go Troop #920 from Columbia for raising the most funds through our Family Partnership Campaign. The Troop will receive a check for 20% of their total donation.

Also, Michael & Dana Massie with Troop #112 won Holiday World tickets and Teresa Cavaness with Troop #8502 won Southern Illinois Miner tickets in the Family Partnership Drawing. 

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Family Partnership Campaign! You are vital in helping us deliver the world's preeminent leadership experience for girls right here in southern Illinois!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

GSSI Council Shop Update - July 201

Don’t miss this huge savings event. Take an ADDITIONAL 25% - 50% off current clearance items. Also, select full price sportswear, accessories and gifts are 20% - 25% off. The semi-annual sale runs through July 21. Shop in-store, or shop online!

Visit the GSSI Council Retail Shops and get your chocolate fix with Nestle Crunch Candy Bars in your favorite Girl Scout cookie flavors, Thin Mint, Caramel & Coconut and Peanut Butter Crème. These are available now for $1 per candy bar or a case of 12 mini candy bars for $4!

GSSI Council Retail Shops are open during regular hours for the summer, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note Council Shops will be closed:
July 3, 2014 – Independence Day Holiday
July 10, 2014 – Closing at 12 p.m. – All-Staff Event
August 6 -7, 2014 – Annual Inventory

JULY Journey of the Month
Girl Scout Cadettes: MEdia
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

Can’t make it to a GSSI retail shop location? Shop 24 hours a day at GSSI’s Online Shop!
Revenue share from GSSI’s online shop helps to provide girls in southern Illinois a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience!!!

SHOP NOW!!! Go to GSSI’s Online Shop