August 2018: Your Checklist for Success

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

Upcoming - For Girls, Troops, and Families

Upcoming Programs

Be sure to check out the events calendar for even more programs – tons of new ones are being added for this fall!

  • STEM Girl Scouts at American Girl – (Grades K-6; Sept. 29, Mall of America) This day-trip is inspired by American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year; Luciana Vega! 
  • London 2019 – (Grades 9-12; July 9-15, 2019) There’s still time to register for this amazing adventure to London next year!

Program Credits (Munch Money, Cookie Dough, and Juliette Program Credits) Expire September 15!

Don’t forget – Program Credits expire on September 15, 2018! From easy membership renewal and programs, to travel and awesome items from our local GSGI shops and online, there are tons of ways your Girl Scouts can spend these hard-earned program credits! See our Program Credit Policies on our website for more information.

Volunteer Resources

Get Ready for Fall - Make Sure Everyone is Renewed for Another Year!

The new Girl Scout year starts on October 1! Make sure all of the girls and adults in your troop have renewed their memberships and are ready for a fantastic new year.  

Fill Out Your 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!

Gearing Up for the Fall Product Program - Instant Incentives, Rolling Start Date, and More

There are a lot of new things to be excited about with the 2018 Fall Product Program! From a rolling start date (anytime starting in September), to instant incentives for girls AND volunteers, and more. Be sure to bookmark for all the info you’ll need for a great Fall Program! (And don’t forget to fill out your Troop Product Manager or Service Unit Product Chair Agreement if you’ll be managing the Fall Program for your troop or service unit! You can find the links to those forms on The Bridge.)

Shout Out Product Program Newsletters Return August 2

Shout Out! Newsletters are your best resource for up-to-date information on the Product Programs. Shout Outs are sent on Thursday evenings (starting August 2) at 6:00 p.m. If you miss an edition or can't find your copy, all Shout Outs will be posted to the Bridge!

Building Girl Scouts

Troop Recruitment Nights - Earn Patches and Help Girls Join!

We need your help, Girl Scouts! We want to host Girl Scout recruitment tables at back-to-school nights in more schools than ever this year, to make Girl Scouts accessible to every girl. If your troop signs up to help host a recruitment night at your school by August 8, you'll get an exclusive recruitment night patch (up to 5 per troop), AND we'll put together a kit for you with everything you'll need for the event.  Learn more on The Bridge!

Want to Host a Recruitment for Your Service Unit or School? We Can Help!

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

Super Saturday - August 25

All Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa shops will be open on Saturday, August 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – it’s the perfect time for some last-minute purchases to use up Program Credits, or stock up on supplies for the year!