December 2017: Your Checklist for Success

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

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

December At-A-Glance

December 1: 1991 Mansion Mystery (Sioux City)
December 2: Journey in a Day (Fort Dodge)
December 5: Service Unit Product Chair Cookie Training
December 6: Juliette Parent/Guardian Cookie Training
December 7 & 8: Troop Product Manager Cookie Training
December 16: Winter Juliette Jamboree (Camp Sacajawea)
December 29: Winter Day Camp at Camp Tanglefoot

Upcoming - For Girls, Troops, and Families

Upcoming Events

We're excited for a brand new Girl Scout year and what we have in store for you! Be sure to check out the events calendar while planning your new year!

  • 1991 Mansion Mystery – (Grades 6-12; December 1; Sioux City) Flash back to 1991 at this murder mystery dinner!

  • Journey in a Day – (Grades K-5; December 2; Fort Dodge) Complete an entire Journey book in one day!

  • Capitol Girls – (Grades 7-12; February 8; Des Moines) Get a special in-depth look at government in this unique event at the Iowa State Capitol!

  • Girl Scout Day at the Capitol – (Grades 4-12; March 27; Des Moines) Learn all about our state legislature and explore the Iowa State Capitol!

  • London 2019 – (Grades 9-12; July 9-15, 2019) Reserve your spot for this amazing trip!

Winter/Spring Events at Camp

The camp fun doesn’t stop when summer ends! Check out these day camps, mom & me camps, and spring break camps coming up:

  • Winter Day Camp at Camp Tanglefoot – (Grades K-5; December 29) What better way to enjoy your winter vacation than spending a day at Camp Tanglefoot?
  • Mom & Me Winter Fun at Camp Sacajawea – (Grades K-8; January 20) We will have tons of fun with Mom making a winter craft, painting the snow, building forts, and exploring snow covered camp. 
  • Spring Into Camp at Camp Sacajawea – (Grades 2-10; March 12-15) School's out - at least for a little while! Girls can spend spring break at camp! 

Volunteer Resources

Cookie Program Training Time is Here!

Are you ready for the 2018 Cookie Program? Be sure to sign up for a training webinar for your role - whether you're a Service Unit Product Chair, Troop Product Manager, or Juliette Parent/Guardian - to prepare for the best Cookie Program yet! Find your training on our Event List.

Check Out Our New Facebook Group, Just for Volunteers

We've launched another tool for you to connect with other leaders, share ideas, and even ask questions of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa staff. Head over to the Official Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Leaders Group for more! 

Volunteer Award Nominations are Now Open

Nominate an awesome volunteer for a well-deserved award this year! Check out our website for descriptions of all the awards our volunteers can receive, and start gathering letters of support for your nominee – award recipients will be honored at our Circle of Excellence event in the spring. Check out our Volunteer Awards page for more info.

Planning for World Thinking Day

Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day - February 22 - is a day of international friendship and speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in 146 different countries make a global impact and think about their fellow Scouts on this special day. Head over to our Program Kits page to request instant access to World Thinking Day planning tools!

Gear Up for Spring with a Camp Rental

Camp isn't just for summer! Facility rental is available nearly year-round (except when Summer Camp is in session) for our four camp properties, and offers a great opportunity for your troop, group, or family to get together and enjoy the outdoors! Spots are filling up fast for spring – reserve a spot for your troop to enjoy the beauty of camp by visiting our Camp Rentals page.   

Building Girl Scouts

Grow Your Troop for a Chance to Win!

Interested in having more girls/volunteers join your troop? Participate in our winter membership campaign for the chance to win a $50 gift card of your choice for your troop. Each troop will be entered into the drawing for each new girl OR new adult added to their roster between December 1 and January 31 (2 new girls and 1 new adult = 3 entries). 

If you would like to participate or have any questions, contact us at