May 2018: Your Checklist for Success

Need a refresher from last month? Check out the April Checklist!

Need to download a copy of the May Checklist? Click here!

Upcoming - For Girls, Troops, and Families

Upcoming Programs

Be sure to check out the events calendar for tons of programs – with new ones added frequently!

  • Living Like a Pioneer Girl Overnight – (Grades 2-5; June 1-2, Des Moines) Spend the night at Living History Farms!

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Heritage Trip – (Grades K-6; June 8; Sioux City – South Dakota) Discover the prairies of South Dakota and explore the Laura Ingalls Wilder house!

  • London 2019 – (Grades 9-12; July 9-15, 2019) There’s still time to register for this amazing adventure to London next year!

  • Savannah 2020 – (Grades 6-12; June 22-29, 2020) Registration is open now for the 2020 trip to Savannah, GA (psst..girls can apply their Cookie Dough towards this trip now!)

Summer Camp is Almost Here!

  • Camp Open Houses – Check out Camp Sacajawea (1-4p.m.) or Camp Tanglefoot (2-4 p.m.) at our open houses on June 9!
  • Get Outside Iowa at Gray’s Lake (Des Moines) – From 10-2 on June 9, our camps are participating in this event, full of canoeing, nature activities, crafts, and more! 
  • Summer Fun Day Camps (Grades K-6; Camp Tanglefoot) – Looking for a little taste of camp? Check out these day camps on June 21, June 22, July 30, and August 1.
  • Camp-tastic (Grades 4-6; June 17-22) and In-Tents (Grades 1-3; June 17-19) are two great sessions coming up this summer at Camp Sacajawea.

Volunteer Resources

Early Bird Renewal Ends May 31!

Early Bird is here! From an exclusive (and adorable) free Early Bird patch, to free Unicorns & Dragons events across the council, to $5 reimbursement for up to 5 adult renewals, there are tons of reasons to take advantage of this year's awesome Early Bird renewal through May 31! Be sure to check out The Bridge for more info on how you can renew girls (with permission) using Cookie Dough or Troop Credits, and get a sneak peek of the Unicorns & Dragons event dates/locations!

Year-End Celebrations

It’s that time of year again! As your troop or service unit plans your Bridging Ceremonies to welcome girls to the next grade level, or holds Court of Awards celebrations to recognize all of the great things you accomplished this year, we want to hear about it! Send us your stories and pictures on our websites at

Troop Finance Reports Due June 30

Be sure to start gathering your troop’s financial info for the membership year so far! The simplified Troop Finance Report (required by the IRS) is available on our website under “Forms,” and will ask for your current bank statement and some general details on your finances this year.

Planning Events, Service Projects, or Trips This Summer?

The weather is getting warmer, and it’s time to start planning any projects your troop may choose to do over the summer! Be sure to check out the Troop and Service Unit Activities page on The Bridge if you need help, and tell us what you’re up to at