2018 World Thinking Day – IMPACT

The 2018 World Thinking Day is all about IMPACT! We invite you to celebrate World Thinking Day on April 27th from 6-8 pm at Park Forest Baptist Church. Troop 40416 is coordinating this Service Unit event. Registration opens Feb 1 and you must select your country before Feb 22. The fee will be $5 per girl.

For event details and registration instructions, look here.

Any questions? Contact [troop num=40416/].

2019 Older Girl Trip to Savannah

We are exploring interest in organizing an older girl (Cadettes+) trip to Savannah, Georgia in the summer of 2019. Activities would include visiting the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the first Girl Scout Headquarters, museums, historic sites, scientific natural areas, riverboat trip on the Savannah River, ghost tours, shopping, and visiting the beach at Tybee Island.

We will need to start making reservations this summer so let us know if you are interested! Continue reading “2019 Older Girl Trip to Savannah”

Cookie Booth Updates

As we start getting ready for Cookie Booths we have a couple things we would like to share regarding booth locations, booth sales data, and cookie costumes.

State Patty’s Day

Feb 24th is State Patty’s Day. If you have reserved a booth downtown on this day, please make sure that your girls and parents are aware of the scenes that they can expect to witness.

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors should not schedule booths downtown for this day.

Locations

First, Wegmans, Weis, Panera, and Schlow Library do not permit cookie booths so please do not contact them. If you have a booth at Ace Hardware or Five Below, please do not infringe into the supermarkets’ space.

Dunkin Donuts and Girls Scouts USA have a national contract and all participating Dunkin Donuts have been added into ebudde.

If you want to setup a booth for a location that is in ebudde, but for a time/day that is not (for example Tuesday at Texas Roadhouse) you would need to contact the location.

When entering booth locations manually, you need to make sure that contact person you list for the booth is the contact person for the business/location (NOT the troop leader’s contact information).

Sales Data

We collect booth sales data that troops can use to prepare for their booths. After your booth, please submit your booth data. Your data will immediately start being used by the sales analysis algorithms and be available for other troops (and you) planning their next booth.

The algorithms are currently using data from the past two cookie seasons for sales predictions. Make sure to pay attention to booth duration when interpreting the prediction.

Cookie Costumes

Both council and the service unit have a supply of cookie costume that troops can borrow for their booths. To reserve the service unit cookie costume, contact Rachel. To reserve the council costumes, contact Susan. Be sure to include the day(s) the costume is needed and your troop number!

Service Unit Updates

Read on for updates on our Winter Outdoor Challenge, SnappyLogos fun patch order, and Geocache TravelBug…

Winter Outdoor Challenge

Has your troop started checking off items from our State College Girl Scouts Winter Outdoor Challenge? Download the checklist and complete the requisite number of items for your age group by March 31 to earn the Outdoor Challenge Patch and the winter rocker! Share pictures of your winter fun on our Facebook page or by emailing info@statecollegegirlscouts.org. Sending us your photos constitutes consent to publish them.

SnappyLogos Order

Need fun patches? (Fun patches go on the backs of uniforms, commemorating activities rather than earned badges/awards) Our next group order will be placed on Monday, Jan. 15, so shop at Snappy Logos and then submit your patch order by Jan. 14. Your troop is responsible for patch costs plus a share of shipping charges.

Travels of our TravelBug

Following our summer camporee Geocaching/Letterboxing adventures, we started a TravelBug on its way following Scout Day at Lake Tobias Animal Park. It made its way to Washington, DC (stopping at the Air & Space Museum!), traveled around North Carolina, and is currently hanging out in a cache called “Scout it Out,” placed by Girl Scout Troop 10008 in a park in Conover, NC. Where will it go next? Continue reading “Service Unit Updates”