August 2017: Your Checklist for Success

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

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

August At-A-Glance

August: Summer of Service is in full swing!
August 7: Circle of Success - Indianola
August 8: Circle of Success - Lenox
August 17: Service Unit Product Chair Training for the Fall Product Program
August 18: First Troop Product Manager Training for the Fall Product Program
August 21: Great American Eclipse! Check out our program kit.

Upcoming - For Girls, Troops, and Families

Join Us for a Journey to Where Girl Scouts was Born!

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! Join us June 2018 for an amazing adventure in Savannah, Georgia! We will have the opportunity to visit Juliette Gordon Low's birth home, Andrew Low house, go on a ghost tour, participate in a Girl Scout program at the Girl Scout First Headquarters, enjoy the fabulous food of the south, and so much more! Registration deposits are due by 10/1/2017. Check out our Girl Scout Travel page for more info! 

Great American Eclipse Program Kit

America is experiencing something big and you can be a part of it! August 21, 2017 brings the Great American Eclipse – a total solar eclipse of the sun, the first visible in the U.S. in 26 years! We have an activity guide for you and your girls to explore – head over to the Program Kits page to request your download.

Volunteer Resources

On-Time Renewal

Girls and adults who renew their Girl Scout membership before the new year starts on October 1 will get the chance to order an exclusive t-shirt at a low price! More information to come.

The New Bridge is Here!

We’ve listened to your feedback, and have made some awesome updates to! The Bridge is now truly an easy, searchable one-stop-shop for Girl Scout volunteers.

Ready for Exciting New Badges and Journeys?

New Journeys and badges are rolling out this summer! These new Journeys and badges not only make timely additions and enhancements to our existing girl programming but also create a more robust experience, including Take Action projects, for subject areas that are most compelling to today’s girls—science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and outdoor activities. Learn more on our website, and check out the new program content in the Volunteer Toolkit today!

Circle of Creativity - Save the Dates

As we kick off the new year, join us at regional Circle of Creativity events – these mini training retreats give you the opportunity to talk about new ideas with volunteers from your area! More information to come on specific sessions and registration details.

Sioux City – November 13       Spirit Lake – November 14       Eddyville – November 16

Charles City – November 20        Rockwell City – November 21        Villisca – November 27

Leon – November 28        West Des Moines – Nov. 30

Troop Catalog Update Form

The new year is approaching! Be sure to fill out the Troop Catalog Update Form on our website to let us know about your troop this year, like your meeting details or a description of the activities your troop loves to do!

Fall Product Trainings

The Fall Product Program is a great way for your troop to learn business skills and earn funds right away to start your troop year! Head over to – your one-stop-shop for Fall Product info – to register for an upcoming training in August or September to get ready!

Building Girl Scouts

Bringing Girl Scouts to More Girls!

We’d love to help host a recruitment event in your area! Email us at with your troop number and zip code, and we’ll put you in touch with the Recruitment Manager in your area. Need flyers to promote your troop or service unit recruitment? Check out the Recruitment Flyer Order Form on our website!

Your Girl Scout Shop

New Shop Hours

We’ve updated our shop hours based on your feedback! Each Leadership Center will be open until 6pm one night per week, and select Super Saturdays will feature shops open from 9am to 1pm. Learn more on our Hours and Locations page.


Girl Scout Q&A

Q: Why can't I access the Volunteer Toolkit?

A: The Volunteer Toolkit switched over to the 2018 membership year on July 1 – if you haven’t renewed for next year yet, you may find that you can’t access the toolkit. As soon as your membership is renewed, you’ll be able to get in and start planning your next awesome year – with all of the new and exciting program content!