April 2016: Your Checklist for Success

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

Need a printable version of the April Checklist? Download one April 2016 Checklist!

Upcoming Events 

Council Events

Awesome Training Opportunities

Circle of Excellence

We come together during Circle of Excellence to recognize and celebrate our dedicated volunteers, graduating seniors, and girls who have earned their Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards.

Virtual Volunteer Roundtables 

These virtual roundtables give you the opportunity to learn and share ideas with volunteers across the council – all from the comfort of your home!

Outdoor Adventures

Cookie Program Wrap-up

Thank you for all of your hard work to help girls dream big, set goals, and learn essential business skills! The 2016 Cookie Program was a great one — here are a few last things to help you wrap up the program.

  • April 3Girl Shortage Forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. if needed.
  • April 5 – Final ACH sweep of balance due for cookies. Troop proceeds are left in troop account.
  • Late April – Recognitions
    • Leaders will receive recognition items from your Service Unit Product Chair (SUPC). Always get a receipt and keep a copy. Report missing or damaged items to your SUPC.
    • Recognitions for girls with an outstanding balance or a missing Product Program Permission Form should be sent back to a council leadership center.
    • Arrangements for girls who earned technology items to receive those items will be made directly with a council leadership center.
    • Cookie Dough will be sent directly to girls with family email addresses on file. Those without will have a hard copy mailed to them. Please call or email us to update email addresses and other contact details.

Camp & Summer Activities

Have you talked to the girls in your troop about summer camp? Girl Scout summer camp is full of friendship, activities, and adventures!

Spotlight on: Camp Joy Hollow

This summer, we are excited to be offering day camp, resident camp, and travel opportunities at Camp Joy Hollow this summer! View the events calendar for details and registration links.

  • Day Camps: June 13-15 & July 6-8
  • Resident Camp: July 10-12
  • South Dakota Adventure trip: July 14-19

Volunteers are needed for all of these events – please contact us at info@gsiowa.org if you are interested!

Spotlight on: Camp Juliette

We are offering day camps at Camp Juliette in Marshalltown this summer!

  • Day camps: June 20-22 & July 23-25

Volunteers are needed for these events – please contact us at info@gsiowa.org if you are interested!


  • If your school has a Kindergarten Round-Up that we can be part of, contact us at info@gsiowa.org with the date, time and school. We’d love to get girls excited about becoming Daisy Girl Scouts!
  • Plan to celebrate with your troop or service unit! Check out the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for Bridging requirements. Search online for ideas on holding your Court of Awards ceremony for girls and their families.
  • Stay tuned! We have fun plans in store for the summer with a Summer of Service project for troops to put Girl Scout values into action in your local community.


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