March Checklist for Success

Need a refresher from last month? Check out the February Checklist, which features an awesome winter membership incentive.

Need a printable version of the March Checklist? Download one here!

Nominate an Amazing Volunteer

  • We need YOUR help to recognize the wonderful things volunteers are doing across the council.

SciGirls Training

Girl Scout Week

  • Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts’ Birthday, March 12.
  • Celebrate Girl Scout Week on March 6-12, 2016. 
    • If your Girl Scout group would like to share a Girl Scout church bulletin with your place of worship, email us at info@gsiowa.org.
    • If your Girl Scout group would like to share a Girl Scout week proclamation with your mayor, please email us at info@gsiowa.org.
  • We’d love to see how you’re celebrating Girl Scout Week – share with us on Facebook!

Girl Scout Cookie Program

  • The Troop Product Manager Checklist is a great resource to help you finish up the program!
    • March 1 – First ACH sweep of 40% of troop balance due. This includes Initial Order and any additional cookies received through February 19.
    • March 3 & 4, March 10 & 11, and March 17 & 18 –
      • Super Cupboards are open for Order Pickup from 8am – 6pm.
      • Volunteer Cupboard days and hours vary.
    • March 27 – Transfers & Troop Recognition Orders must be complete.
    • April 3 – Girl Shortage Forms are due (if needed).

Volunteer Roundtables

  • New! Volunteer Roundtables are opportunities to learn and share ideas with volunteers across the council – all from the comfort of your home! Keep an eye on upcoming topics on the event list (Tip: Click “Advanced Search” and then “Adult Training” to easily find training and roundtable opportunities).
  • Bridging: Join us at one of the following Volunteer Roundtables to learn more about bridging ceremonies, celebrating girls moving from one level of Girl Scouting to another:
  • Daisy Age-Level: Attend one of these calls to talk specifically about Girl Scout Daisy troops (Grades K-1).
  • If you would like to lead as a volunteer expert on one of our upcoming calls or suggest future topics, please e-mail info@gsiowa.org.

To-Dos

  • Join us for Girl Scout Day at the Capitol on March 15. Girls will enjoy a tour of the Capitol and our State Historical Building, learn from the experts about how an idea can become a law, learn how to be an active citizen, and get the chance to meet with representatives!
  • Let girls and families know Summer Camp registration is open!
  • If you’ve added two or more girls to your troop since January, email us at info@gsiowa.org, including the names of the girls who joined the troop, your preferred email and phone number, and the total number of “Bring A Friend” patches needed. Your Troop will be entered to win a spa party package!
  • If you, or a girl in your troop/service unit age 14 or older, would like to represent your service unit in the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Annual Meeting on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. (by conference call), please let your Service Unit Manager know. If you don’t have a Service Unit Manager, email us at info@gsiowa.org. Delegate names are needed by March 5.
  • Mark your calendar for Circle of Excellence events to celebrate another wonderful year in Girl Scouts:
    • Sioux City (morning) and Council Bluffs (afternoon): April 2
    • Mason City (morning) and Fort Dodge (afternoon): April 16
    • Des Moines (morning) and Oskaloosa (afternoon): April 23

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