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  • Join us for Girl Scout Night at Bye Bye Birdie!


    Join us for Girl Scout Night at Bye Bye Birdie!

    "When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner. Chaos and hilarity soon ensues in small town Sweet Apple, Ohio!"

    Tickets can be purchased at the ticket table each night. Ticket table opens at 7pm. Shows are at 8pm.

    Girl Scouts get an exclusive ticket price of $10 per girl ticket and $14 for adults!

    Seating opens 60 mins prior to show.

    All Performances are Performed at the Mitch Park Amphitheatre located on Covell between Kelly and Santa Fe in Edmond.

    REMEMBER CHAIRS AND OR BLANKETS!

  • Its time for YEAR END FINANCIAL REPORTS!


    Tis the Season for Year End Financial Reports! 

    As the school year inches closer to an end, it’s time to start working on your Troop’s Year End Financial Report. All Troops, Groups and Service Units with a bank are required to submit a Year End Financial Report every year before June 30th. Below are some links to help you complete your Troop’s financials. 

    Troop Year End Financial Report-Required Documents to be Submitted 

    -Year End Financial Report Cover Worksheet 

    -First and Last Bank Statements of the Scouting Year (June 2015*/May 2016) 

    *For new troops, the first bank statement you received for the Scouting Year. 

    -Copies or Originals of Receipts showing transactions made from/into the account 

    Troop Year End Financial Report Link-Online Submission The link to submit the Year End Financial Report online is below. With this link, you are able to fill out your Year End Financial Report and attach up to five documents to the report. If you have more than five documents to submit, please send them to TroopFinance@gswestok.org to be reviewed. 

    https://gswestok.wufoo.com/forms/zpkmyif11ty31k/ 

    Troop Year End Financial Report Link-Paper Submission If you would like to do a paper form, these can also be submitted via f...



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  • Dell employees giving career advice!


    GSWestOK is a partner with DELL in their Powering the Possible Initiative. Dell is celebrating the third year of their Ignite Youth Learning Campaign in May 2016. Throughout the month of May, tens of thousands of Dell employees will make themselves available to provide career advice to students over the internet about a wide variety of careers. As you know, getting career advice from real-life working professionals is a great way to inspire and educate students in STEM fields as well as in other career fields.

    Dell has partnered with CareerVillage.org to create an easy way for Dell employees and students to give and get career advice-- students bring their questions about careers, and Dell employees will be available to answer them. We hope you will join GSWestOK and Dell in taking advantage of this opportunity to provide career advice throughout May, 2016.

    This resource will be an amazing addition for those working through Journey’s or our girls who are thinking about their future careers!

    The GSWestOK Cohort invite code is U94YEMZW
    Check it out today! www.careervillage.org

  • Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch


    Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma wants to work with our Troops in motivating girls to engage in a sustainable program of daily exercise, healthy eating and other wellness activities and inspires them to adopt a healthy lifestyle that minimizes the potential of future illness and disease. This Initiative focuses on these daily numbers to live by – OK 5210: 1) 5 or more fruits & vegetables, 2) 2 hours or less of screen time, 3) 1 hour of physical activity and 4) 0 sugar sweetened beverages.

    Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma has developed The Strong Girls Healthy Meeting Patch that helps Girl Scouts make healthy habits become the norm during meetings and spread these habits to their friends, family􀄌 and community. When troops participate in the Healthy Meeting Patch curriculum, everyone in the troop will receive their Healthy Meeting Patch!

    Troop leaders: Get started at your next meeting by following THESE STEPS!
    Once you fulfill all the requirements, fill out this form and get your FREE PATCHES!

  • Free Being Me Curriculum is now ONLINE!


    Join Dove and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in Empowering girls through improving body confidence and self-esteem! There are Activity Packs for ages 7-10 and 11-14 NOW AVAILABLE!

    GIRLS AGES 7-10:
    In the 7-10 programme, Free Being Me introduces the idea that society promotes a narrow and unrealistic definition of beauty then helps participants to uncover the real story; they can choose to reject this idea because there is no such thing as one way everyone should look, and how people look is just one aspect of who they are. This empowers participants to challenge the idea that there is only one way to be beautiful, building their resilience and capacity to question and reject the limiting messages about beauty they will encounter growing up. 

    GIRLS AGES 11-14:
    This educational programme will give your group a chance to stop and reflect on the world around them, and the influence it has on the way they think about themselves and other people. They will discover that their society – through the media, and those they spend time with – encourages them to try to look like a very narrow definition of beauty. They’ll find out the downsides of trying to look like this ‘Image Myth’ – and discover that it’s actually impossible; even celebrities and models are airbrushed! 

    Participants are empowered to speak out and challenge the Image Myth in lots of different ways, boosting their body confidence and having fun...



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  • The Volunteer Toolkit is now LIVE!


    The Volunteer Toolkit is a simple tool for leading your troop! Created based on troop leader feedback, the Toolkit is an online organizational, planning and curriculum tool. The Toolkit has been specifically designed to help you communicate and stay organized!

    GET STARTED!

  • Girls' Choice Outdoor badges are here!


    Girls' Choice Outdoor Badges are now available!

    Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges—chosen by girls—are made for the awesome adventure seeker, team builder, and problem solver in her!
    It’s the newest way for girls to explore their world.

    Jump into the fun today and get your badges and booklets at our council shop or online at www.gswestok.org/shop!

  • Share your voice in Girl Scout Voices Count!


    This spring, Girl Scouts of the USA is launching “Girl Scout Voices Count” to learn how Girl Scout Memebers experience Girl Scouting. We really want to know what you think is working and what is not working!

    All you have to do is answer two questions through our online survey community, Girl Scout Voices, by clicking the link below.

    Survey Link

    Just so you know, surveys are voluntary and will be used for research purposes only. You will never be marketed to, solicited or exposed to any form of advertisement as a result of participating in Girl Scout Voices.

    Make your voice count!

  • OUR VOLUNTEERS ROCK!


    Thank You, Girl Scout Western Oklahoma Volunteers!

    Every day, Girl Scout volunteers bring girls experiences filled with fun, friendship, discovery—and so much more. That's why we've joined with Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, to celebrate service together during National Volunteer Week, April 12–18.

    With love, patience, and a deep dedication to enriching the lives of girls everywhere, these incredible leaders give of their time every day to mentor girls, to inspire them, to help them discover the world around them and the spark inside them. We think that's pretty awesome!

    Want to thank the special Girl Scout volunteer in your life, past or present, for being so amazing? Download this cool shareable card! Email it or print it out, and give it to them with a hug! And show them a little extra appreciation with shout-outs on Facebook and Twitter during this very special week. Don't forget to tag @girlscouts and use the hashtag #NVW15!

  • Special Promotions Are Keeping Up The Excitement!


    We have some special end-of-sale promotions to help keep the excitement up for both individual girls and troops!  Troop Promotions: Weekly drawing for 10 troops each week to win a pizza party in the form of a $50 troop bonus.   Troop The troop number is automatically entered into the drawing for every 20 cases checked out Monday-Saturday. Troop may win more than one week but may only win once per week. Individual Girl Promotion: Operation Cookie Drop Promotion - For every 36 boxes of Operation Cookie Drop cookies a girls sells, she will be entered into a drawing for a collectible Samoa 45th Anniversary pillow. The drawing will take place at the Operation Cookie Drop event on June 3.  There will be a total of 26 winners!   College Scholarships (donated by Brad Reeser).  All girls who sell 1,300 boxes(or more) of cookies are eligible to submit an essay explaining how they used the 5 Skills learned during the cookie sale:  goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.   ...


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  • How to buy cookies from a Girl Scout


    A message from a Girl Scout...

    You probably know how tasty Girl Scout cookies are, but if you're like a lot of people I know, you may not realize how important the experience of selling them is to me and my team of Girl Scouts. Selling cookies helps us learn a bunch of stuff that we'll need to become successful leaders, things like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics – skills we need in everyday life. But that experience won’t happen without you.

    This year, we decided to make a guide on how you should buy cookies. It’s more than you handing us money for a box – or four – of cookies. It’s about helping us learn how to reach our full potential. Thanks in advance.

    Say hi.
    “Hello” and a smile gets everything off on the right foot! It builds our confidence and is basically the greatest conversation starter ever.

    Look me in the eye.
    Some of us may seem a little shy, but that’s just because we don’t know you yet. It’s not easy talking to people you don’t know or asking people to trust you – but that’s what we’re learning to do. Making eye contact says “hey, we see each other, we respect each other – and we’re ready to do business.”

    L...



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  • Role Models Matter [a Techbridge initiative]


    GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GIRL SCOUT ACTIVITIES!
    Role Models Matter is an initiative to help girls get the most out of hands-on activities. Through a video training, focused around STEM, you will learn some very simple ideas and key techniques to better engage your girls as they work through the learning process.

    CHECK THEM OUT TODAY!

  • Camp Staff Ready To Hire!


    We are the Girl Scouts.  We make the world a better place every day.  Our campers are looking for energetic people who are enthusiastic about swimming, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors.  Be a hero to our girls and ignite their curiosity by introducing them to the world of camping!
     
    We have two camp locations:

    Camp E-Ko-Wah is our resident camp located near Marlow, OK on a scenic lake.  The camp includes a swimming pool, horse barn, archery range and over 140 acres to explore.  Camp E-Ko-Wah also has many water activities including our new water trampoline!
     
    Camp Cookieland is our Day Camp and is located near Newalla, OK.  Campers spend their days discovering wooded trails, developing their archery skills, and making new friends!

    For more information call 405-528-GIRL (4475) or email camp@gswestok.org
     
    Click here to apply today!

  • We need your help to find our Girl Scout Alumnae who have earned their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award


    Every girl can participate.
    1. Find a former Girl Scout who has earned a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
    2. Use this form and use the back to conduct an interview with her.
    3. Return the forms to the Service Unit Manager or SU Cookie Consultant with final cookie paperwork.

    Each girl who turns in this completed form will receive a fun patch!

    Bonus: Completing this activity will help you complete your Tula Petal and Girl Scout Way Legacy badges!

    Do More: Write an article about the Alumnae you have met, and you could be featured in a future GSWESTOK publication!

    For more information, contact Julie Bohannon at jbohannon@gswestok.org

  • Girl Scouts to Host Career Empowerment Workshop


    Local Girl Scouts will gather this Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Norman Public Library for the

    Girls will learn what it means to be an ethical leader from our motivating panel of women professionals that include Norman

    This event comes as Girl Scouts in Oklahoma are preparing to kick off their Girl Scout Cookie Sale next month.

     

    Girls will participate in hands-on activities with several of the panelists, including Girl Scout Alumnae Kim Shaw of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. Shaw is the coordinator of the Blue Thumb Education program and will provide an activity based on water conservation.

    Each girl will end the event by receiving their own career inspired fun patch.

    This is a United Way sponsored event, free to any girl grade K-12 in Cleveland County.

    To RSVP to this event email RSVP@gswestok.org

    For any questions please contact Misti Pryor mpryor@gswestok.org or 405.528.4475

  • STEM Kits in a Box


    Are you interested in doing some fun STEM activities with your troop? Look no further Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma has got the solution for you! Thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, and administered through Oklahoma EPSCoR, we bring you STEM Kits in a Box that accompany the “It’s Your Planet – Love It!” journey. In these kits you’re provided with EVERYTHING you need to do the activity. Most of the activities are taken directly from the leader guides that accompany each program levels leader guide. After the girls complete all the activities in their level they will earn a colorful patch like this one. Here is a list with a brief description of each activity. Cadette- Ambassador level kits are coming in January! Do you want to find out more? Contact us at STEM@gswestok.org, or visit the STEM web page here.

    Daisy

    Soil Texture – Daisy will explore three different soils, sand topsoil, and clay and through observation determine which one they think is best for flowers like Zinni and her friends to grow in.

    How Plants Drink (Color Changing Flowers) – Daisy’s will explore the process plants use to drink and how water moves up the stem through xylem and phloem and moves to all parts of the plant. Over time the girls will see their flower petals change color. This is an opportunity to d...



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  • Holiday Hours


    Happy Holidays Girl Scouts! Check out our holiday schedule so you don't miss us at the office.

    Tuesday, December 23-close at 2:30
    Wednesday, December 24-closed
    Thursday, December 25-closed
    Friday, December 26-closed
    Monday, December 29-closed
    Tuesday, December 30-closed
    Wednesday, December 31-closed
    Thursday, January 1-closed

    We will resume normal hours on Friday, January 2.

  • Stay up late at the Science Museum


    Stay up late at Science Museum Oklahoma with Bright Night!

    Bright Nights are your chance to play after hours at the museum. Take a guided tour of outer space in the planetarium, explore who new worlds on the IMAX screen and enjoy multiple hands-on science experiments at night!

    For more information and to register, contact Science Museum Oklahoma at 405-602-3760 or reservations@sciencemuseumok.org.

  • Join us for Giving Tuesday


    Join Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma on Tuesday, December 2 for Giving Thanks Tuesday!

    Give your time on this National Day of Giving. Girls and volunteers of all ages are invited to work alongside staff members to call donors and say “thank you” for the support they give!

    Time slots of 1-4 hours are available.

    To sign up to make calls, please contact Holly Johns at 405-418-7925 or email hjohns@gswestok.org for more information.

  • Christmas Symbols Tour


    The registration deadline is almost here for a Girl Scout Alumnae gift to girls: The Christmas Symbols tour. This event is free, but appointment times fill up fast!

    Contact Carol Slaughter at lcslaughterok@aol.com or 405-525-8862.

    Girls will earn about the history of the symbols of Christmas, make a Christmas craft, eat yummy Christmas cookies, and best of all, meet Mrs. Claus and hear a charming Christmas tale.

    Deadline to register is November 16, 2014.

    The Christmas Symbols tour runs from December 1-6, Monday-Thursday 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.