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
    • If your Girl Scout group would like to share a Girl Scout week proclamation with your mayor, please email us at
  • 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


  • 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, 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 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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