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  • Girl Scouts Raising Money for International Trips

    If you thought Girl Scout cookie season was over, you might have gotten a pleasant surprise when you went to the grocery store Saturday morning.

    For one day only, Girl Scouts were selling cookies at all Schnuck's locations in the Tri-State.

    The proceed from Saturday's sale will go toward two international trips the scouts are taking: Spain in 2018 and Australia in 2019.

    Girl Scout Ashlyn Clark says, “We have the potential to get each girl an extra $100-$200 which will really help, because we need about $5,000 in order to go on the trip.”

    Ashlyn is going on the Australian trip, she says she's working two jobs to help pay for it and has been doing fundraisers for three years to reach that $5,000 mark.

  • Sunrise ShoutOut: Daisy Troop 404

    Our Sunrise ShoutOut on Friday, May 12, 2017, goes to Daisy Troop 404 from Newburgh. They were a winner of a national Girl Scouts contest! Congratulations and thanks to the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana for sharing their photo.

  • The Cookies are Here

    Thin Mints are still the reigning favorite but the newest Girl Scout Cookie, S’mores, could knock it off the top spot.

    “It’s my new favorite,” Erica Rummel said as she loaded boxes of cookies into an SUV at OFS Brands Plant 8 Tuesday. “They are amazing. Thanks-a-lots used to be my favorite but S’mores is my favorite now.”

    Rummell is the troop leader of Troop 349 in Huntingburg and has served as the Cookie Chair for the South Dubois District the past three years. She said she’ll be rationing out a case of S’mores for herself, and maybe sharing some with her family, over the next year.

  • Learning Curve: Girl Scouts Launch Cookie Sale

    44News This Morning anchor Shelby Coates spoke with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana along with the Director of Marketing Madalyn Bradley. And we also had Emma and Mariah from the Girls Scouts here in the studio.

    This year is the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, and to celebrate, there is a new cookie called Girl Scout S’mores. It’s not only a year of selliing cookies, but also 100 years of girls learning skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics, that is designed to make them future leaders.

    For the cookie sales, pre-orders are going on right now. Cookies will be delivered February 13th, and that is when there will be cookies booths popping up all over our region.

    You can also contact the council office at 812-421-4970 or visit Girl Scouts.

  • Girl Scout Cookies Kick Off their 100th Anniversary of Cookie Sales

  • What a Girl Scout Can Do: Katie's Story

    Earning the Gold Award is just the beginning. The sky is truly the limit, both in Girl Scouts and beyond. This is the story of Katie, a past Gold Award Recipient and current Lifetime Member.

  • Scout out her Passions

     “Out-of-school experiences help girls develop real skills like teamwork and perseverance—skills that she’ll need to do well in school and throughout her life,” says Girl Scouts Chief Girl Expert, Developmental Psychologist Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald. With these tips, it’ll be fun and easy to find the right fit for your growing girl.

  • Be Prepared with Emergency Bags!

    You can never be too prepared and that’s exactly what Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana thought when they teamed up with the Red Cross to help their community become more prepared for emergency situations. The girls sewed tote bags, and filled them up with emergency supply kits for local senior citizens—sounds like all the seniors appreciated such a thoughtful gift!

  • Membership Dues

    During Spring Renewal and Bridging season, it is exciting to look forward to the year to come in Girl Scouts. It is also important to look further ahead – to the futures of our girls and our Movement. In order to stay relevant and competitive in an ever-changing and technology driven world, a dues increase for the 2017-18 membership year has been approved by the GSUSA Board of Directors.

    Beginning October 1, 2017, membership dues for girls and adults will be $25. This was approved as part of a three-year strategy that also includes enhanced program experiences in STEM, Outdoors, and Life Skills. A focus in those areas teaches girls the skills they need to lead and succeed in the businesses of tomorrow, as well as developing an interest in bettering their communities, advocacy, service, and global issues.  

    The additional funding will also help ensure that our volunteers receive the support and resources necessary to continue to deliver high-quality Girl Scout experiences. One example of the enhanced support is the Volunteer Toolkit, which will allow volunteers to spend more time with the girls and less time on administrative tasks by helping plan an entire year of impactful activities to ensure girls receive the best Girl Scout experiences possible.

    Although this decision was made at the national level and no part of the fee is kept by GSSI, our girls and volunteers will benefit from this investment. More information can be found in this...

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  • New Girl Scout Volunteer Digital Badge

    The all-new Girl Scout volunteer digital badge acknowledges your dedication to fostering emotional, intellectual, and physical growth among girls in your community. You believe in the mission of Girl Scouts, are an asset to our youth's future, and are devoted to making the world a better place.

    Get your Girl Scout volunteer digital badge now, then share it in your social media profiles.

  • GSUSA Award Recipients Recognized

    Congratulations to our 2016 GSUSA Award recipients!

    Girl Scouting is an incredible experience on so many levels.  As Girl Scout adults, we have the honor, responsibility, and privilege to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make a difference in the world.  Not only do we get to see the impact we have on the girls, we also have the opportunity to work with amazing people.

    The GSUSA adult awards are one way that we try to formally recognize the contributions of volunteers whose service has been exemplary. Award recipients are nominated by their peers, reviewed and endorsed by a council committee of staff and volunteers, and approved by the GSSI Board of Directors.

     Volunteer of Excellence

    The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.

    Donna Marvel

    Kathy Messmer

    Sheryle Mills

    Tonya Sander

    Appreciation Pin

    The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, with impa...

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  • Celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial!

    In 2016 Indiana celebrates its 200th birthday! This patch program is one way to take part in this yearlong celebration. Use the following topics to get out and explore Indiana:

    1. Healthy living

    2. Arts

    3. Outdoor education

    4. History


    Steps to earn the Indiana Bicentennial Patch.

    Patches can be ordered through the GSSI shop for $2.