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  • Katie Prior Honors Veterans


    Katie Prior had the honor of being mentioned in both Edmond Outlook and Woman's Day articles as a young leader in her community. Her Gold Award Project, initiated a movement of providing teens to play taps at veteran's funerals. Her undertaking has continued to grow and gain attention accross the country. What an inspirtation of what it really means to be a G.I.R.L.

    View Katie in the Edmond Outlook

  • Fall Product Trainings Scheduled


    Mark your calendars!

    Service Unit Fall Product Training – August 21st

    Service Unit Fall Product Training Webinar – August 22nd

    Fall Product Training @ Fairview – August 23rd

     

    Much more information, including times and locations, will be emailed out to you soon!

     

  • Solar Eclipse August 21st!


    Get ready to look at the sun!

    The solar eclipse will be Monday, August 21, 2017 and we've got the resources you need for your troop viewing! Sharica Robinson, our STEM Coordinator has everything from eclipse supply kits to digital copies of the official GSUSA eclipse curriculum and so much more!

    Don't miss this opportunity to make memories with your girls!

    Contact Sharica at info@gswestok.org   

     

    We've got more eclipse activities happening woth some of our community partners!

    ·         Science Museum OK

    o   https://www.sciencemuseumok.org/eclipse-2017-oklahoma-city

    o   The museum is an official NASA eclipse viewing site. They will have telescopes setup with live images from our telescopes plus the NASA live video from the path of totality, both on split screen in the museum. In addition they will have a special desk setup where questions can be answered and special shows in the planetarium. They will have eclipse viewing ‘glasses’ available for people to view the eclipse as well. The eclipse will begin Monday August 21 at 11:36AM, maximum at 1:36 PM and end at 2:30. During maximum here in Oklahoma City, we will experience about 85% of the sun covered by the moon. It should be quite a sight even though we won’t see totality.

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  • We Appreciate Your Feedback!


     

    Here at Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, we are always trying to improve our girl's experiences. To help us serve our girls and volunteers better, we want to conduct a survey to understand how you view our events and activities put on by our council!

    From now until August 11, 2017, we will be conducting an event survey. Please take a moment and tell us how you feel about our past events and which ones are your favorite and which are your least favorite.

    The survey takes only 2 minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous.

    The more feedback we get, the better equipped we will be to improve our existing events and develop new ones!

    So please take a moment to complete the survey. We value your feedback. And we look forward to reporting what we learn from the survey results in the coming new membership year. Thank you!

    Survey

  • GSWESTOK and Devon Energy Present at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference


    Sharica Robinson, STEM Coordinator at GSWESTOK and Allison Baily, Community Relations Coordinator at Devon Energy recently had the opportunity to attend and present at the 6th Annual NSTA STEM Forum & Expo in Orlando Florida.  

    Sharica spent time experiencing many exhibitor booths, attended several workshops and highlighting the Devon/GSWESTOK STEM Kits by hosting her own workshop. Together with Allison, Sharica gave an overview of the Devon STEM Kits, the partnership between Devon and GSWESTOK, and expanded on STEM alternatives outside the classroom.  

    As Sharica delivered her presentation, guests at the workshop worked through some STEM Kit activities such as Teddy Bear Boat Ride and Getting The Oil Out. Both activities provide the opportunity to learn the basics of design while learning about the physical principles of buoyancy, displacement and density.

    GSWESTOK would like to thank Devon Energy for the opportunity, partnership and additional support that allowed for this experience!

  • Discounted Disney Tickets


     

    We're so excited for our upcoming GS Day at Lyric Theatre on Saturday, July 15 at 2pm.

    This show, Disney's When You Wish, will bring to life all of your favorite songs from all of your Disney favorites!

    In addition to 25% off tickets, Girl Scouts will get an exclusive Fan Experience, including a backstage tour, Q&A with show creatives and awesome photo ops!

    Tickets are limited. Get yours today by visiting LyricTheatreOKC.com and using the Discount Code, “LYRICGSD17"!

  • Three Service Units Sucessfuly Submit 100% Financials


    Congratulations to Service Unit 626 Elk City, Service Unit 649 Moore and Service Unit 688 Piedmont!

    They successfully submitted 100% of their end of year financials by the June 30 deadline and recieved a bonus 20 Standards of Brilliance points!

    Shout out to Service Unit 705 Ardmore who came in at 85%!

    Troop Financials can be an overwhelming piece of volunteering for Girl Scouts. GSWESTOK has a designated Troop Finance staffer who is committe to easing the burden and providing any support needed to our volunteers. Troops MUST have their financials turned in to participate in the money-earning activities such as Fall Product and Cookie Sale.

    Once again, big congrats to these Service Units for their success!

    Likewise, if you need some extra support, don't hesitate to call the council office or email info@gswestok.org with your questions! We're here to help you!

  • Earn Your Art Badges With Danny Gordon!


    Danny Gordon Art Studio is offering Art Workshops for Girl Scouts!

    Classes for troops and for individuals. Tagalongs are welcome to join the class for the same fee but must be scheduled to ensure supplies are available.

    $35 includes: 3 hour class with instruction, all supplies, snack, certificate of completion, GSUSA Art Badge, complimentary bookmark and SO MUCH FUN!

    These workshops are partner-led programming, and the art badge curriculum has been approved by GSWESTOK.

    GSWESTOK is not liable for cancellations or refunds.

    Please contact Danny Gordon Art Studio for all scheduling and questions.

    To see a full schedule of Girl Scout Workshops visit: http://dannygordonart.com/p/girl-scout-badge-workshop

    405-406-2102 or 405-234-0079

    email: dgordonart@sbcglobal.net

     

  • Camp E-Ko-Wah Lost & Found


    Summer is in full swing at Camp E-Ko-Wah and that means we are rapidly collecting items for our Lost & Found!

    Keep your eyes on our Facebook page, that's where you'll see photos of what we currently have.

    You may retrieve your items by coming to the council office in OKC and picking them up in the Internet Cafe.

    All items will be kept until Labor Day, after that time they will be donated.

  • Choose the Mascot for Our 2019 Cookie Season!


  • Top Cookie Sellers Head to Disney World


    Four of GSWESTOK's top cookie sellers, along with the Product Sales staff boarded a plane and headed to Orlando Monday morning for an adventure of a lifetime!

    The trip to Walt Disney World was a special 100th Anniversary Sale Recognition for sellers who wold 3500 boxes or more.

    You can follow along with their adventures on the council Snapchat channel, gswestok_official, and keep watching our Instagram and Facebook for updates!

     

  • Camp Improvements


    Improvements to Camp E-Ko-Wah are currently underway in time for the 2017 Summer Camp Season!

    The brand new horse barn is currently under construction, and improvements to other areas of the property are also underway! Be sure to get your Girl Scout registered for camp this summer! Don't forget to include the Camp Care Packages as well!

  • Adventure Day Camp Now Accepting 1st Grade Girls!


    Join us for an action packed week! Girls will take field trips to the Oklahoma City Boathouse District to participate in dragon boating, kayaking, rafting, and even take a ride on the zip line over the channel!  Girls will get a firsthand rowing instruction and will tour the Olympic training facilities. When not at the boathouse girls will participate in traditional camp activities like STEM, arts and crafts, team building, and songs! Guest speakers will even drop in to teach the girls yoga, talk about different sports and exercise. This week is full of action, fun, and friendship!!

    This camp is for Grades 1,2,3,4 & 5.

    June 26-June 30, 2017

     

  • Danny Gordon Art To Host Art Badge Classes


    Danny Gordon Art is now offering classes to complete art badges! Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes can take classes in Basic Drawing, Comic Artist adn Logo Design. (More classes are currently being developed!)

    Troops may call to set up class dates for troops or individuals. The classes are 3 hours and cost $35

    Contact by phone 405-406-2102 or 405-234-0079 and sign up today!

    Danny Gordon Art
    7912 NW 23rd St
    Bethany, OK 73008

  • Sylvia Acevedo Named Permanent Chief Executive Officer Of Girl Scouts Of The USA


    After a thorough nationwide search, during which many highly qualified candidates were considered, our National Board has named interim leader Sylvia Acevedo the permanent CEO of our 105-year-old organization. A lifelong Girl Scout and longtime business leader, Sylvia has held the title of interim GSUSA CEO since June 2016. Before that, she was secretary of the GSUSA Board of Directors. She is an enduring champion of girls’ and women’s causes who brings a deep understanding of the youth leadership market and the evolving needs of today’s girls to her role at permanent CEO. Ms. Acevedo has also advocated for Hispanic, Asian, and other minority populations in the U.S. throughout her career and is a White House commissioner on the Presidential Initiative for Hispanic Educational Excellence. “I am truly honored to have been selected for this role,” said Sylvia. “Throughout my career, I have been deeply committed to helping girls cultivate the skills they need to excel in life. I firmly believe they can change the world, and that at this decisive moment in time, we need their courage, confidence, and character more than ever.” She continued, “Girl Scouts has always been an important part of my life, helping me as a young girl to develop the skills to become a leader. My focus [at GSUSA] has been to raise the profile of the Girl Scout Movement and mission, with the targeted aim to grow membership. So I am excited to be able to move forward with t...



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  • Last Week for Early Campership Discounts and Camper Scholarship Applications


    The clock is ticking on some very important camp dates!

     

    • Get $25 off of Camp just by registering before April 30th!
    • All Camp Scholarship applications are due by April 30th at 11:59 p.m.

     

  • Oklahoma History Center Offers Badge Program


    The Oklahoma History Center is offering badge workshops for Girl Scouts of all levels. Work towards the badge of your choice: Celebrating Community, Gubs, Geocacher, Textile Artist and more! Contact the History Center and let them help organize something for your troop today! 405.522.0791 or email education@okhistory.org

     

  • Save The Date-Cookies & Cocktails Set for August 17, 2017


    Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma is hosting its 6th Annual Cookies & Cocktails event on Thursday, August 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Science Museum Oklahoma!

    Local restaurants, in partnership with GSWESTOK, will create a one-of-a-kind sweet or savory specialty snack using our famous Girl Scouts Cookies. Guests will sip cocktails, sample treats from local restaurants, and bid on amazing raffle items. Local “celebrities” will judge each entry and guests will submit their votes for the best “snack” of the night.


    Proceeds will benefit the Girl Award program, which supports local troops and individual girls as they discover needs in their communities, connect with teams to share their vision, and take action to make their corner of the world a better place. Additionally, proceeds will support the Gold Award Scholarship Fund.

  • GSWESTOK Girls Selected As Delegates To United Nations


    Last month, four Girl Scouts from our council traveled to New York City to serve as delegates at the United Nation's 61st Commission on the Status of Women. The girls were representing Girl Scouts of the USA, as well as insuring that girls and the girl voice were being represented.

    Through an in-depth application process that included interviews with chosen OKC professionals, four girsl were selected out of 41 applications.

    Jamie Seber is a Junior at Midwest City High School, where she is in the National Honor Society, Indian National Honor Society, 4.0 Club and German and Spanish Club. She has been a Girl Scout for 8 years and has completed both her Bronze and Silver Awards. Jamie was inspired by the book I Am Malala, and spent her week focusing on sessions taht highlighted education, and creating ways to make education available to everyone. Jamie's role was that of an Advocacy Liason. She was responsible for standing up during events and giving perspective on discussions from a girl's point of view.

    Ella Moxley is a Junior at Norman North High School where she is a member of the Feminism Club, President of the Young Democrats, Vice President of the Science Olympiad and a member of the Model UN. She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and believes that experience has given her the leadership skills that will help her tackle challenges such as gender equality and women and girl's rights. Ella spent her week focusing on se...



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  • Year End Financial Reports Due Soon!


    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 

    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.

    Troop Year End Financial Report Link-Paper Submission If you would like to do a paper form, these...



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