Today’s Tips 9.6.21

A Message from Our CEO
On Saturday, September 11, it will be 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. We never want to forget the brave and extraordinary efforts of the people involved that day- from military, first responders and ordinary families just like us. 

To commemorate those who lost their lives during the heartbreaking events that took place on September 11, 2001, Girl Scouts is proud to be a part of the National 9/11 Day of Service Coalition. Along with 9/11 Day and a wide coalition of nonprofits and organizations, we hope to rekindle the extraordinary spirit of unity, compassion and service that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, when people across the country came together in truly inspiring ways.

Our collective goal is to inspire as many as 100 million acts of service and kindness in tribute to those killed and injured on 9/11, first responders, recovery workers and members of our military community.

We hope that our P2P Girl Scout community will participate with our other Girl Scout sisters in acts of kindness and community service on or around September 11, 2021. You can tag P2P on both Facebook and Instagram and share your examples of service, recognition and remembrance around this day. If you are looking for more resources, information and community service opportunities, you can also visit the 9/11 Day website

Yours in Girl Scouting,

Jennifer L. Wilcox

Reminder: Girl Scout Service Centers & Shops Closed Today
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7. 

Girl Scouts Love State Parks- This Weekend!
Girl Scouts Love State Parks is this upcoming weekend, September 10-12. Have you checked out all the fun programming going on at our local state parks? Find all the information here

Fall Product & Cookie Reward Credits Expiring Soon
2020 Nut Bucks Expire September 15
If you are a Girl Scout who participated in the 2020 Fall Product Program, any unused Nut Bucks you earned will expire on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  

2020 Daisy Dollars Expire September 16
If you are a Girl Scout who participated individually in the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program, any unused Daisy Dollars you earned will expire on Thursday, September 16, 2021.  

2021 Cookie Dough Expire December 16
Don’t wait until the last minute! Redeem it now! If you are a Girl Scout who participated in the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program, any unused Cookie Dough you earned will expire on Thursday, December 16, 2021.  

Extensions to the above expiration dates will not be granted. Use your credits now before they expire!

Council Shop Hours
Council shop hours are Monday through Thursday, Noon- 5 p.m. All council shops are also open Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 
Fall Product Program Starts Next Week
 Our Fall Product Program is getting ready to start on Monday, September 13!  Don’t miss your girl’s chance to participate and earn a personalized patch with her name and avatar on it. Next Monday, look for the link on our website homepage to get started. Simply go online and help your Girl Scout create an avatar that looks like her, then send your e-mails and share on social media with friends and family inviting them to make a purchase. Your Girl Scout’s avatar will be part of her troop’s online photo and will also earn virtual rewards. By sending 18 e-mails and selling four magazine subscriptions and 20 nut/candy items, she can earn a personalized patch featuring her avatar on a background of her choice. Be sure to check the site to see the other rewards she can earn for participating! Don’t miss the chance to help your troop earn funds with this easy and fun kickoff to the new troop year! 

Leaderfest Registration is Open!
Join us for Leaderfest at Camp Ginger Cascades on Saturday, November 6. There is a great lineup of workshops for our Girl Scout adults, as well as a special kids program for ages K-5. Find the full brochure here. Ready to register? Do it today to get the Super Early Bird price of $25!

Launch Event for New Digital Leadership Badges
To celebrate the launch of the new Digital Leadership badges for Girl Scouts of all ages, Girl Scouts of the USA and Instagram are hosting two virtual events on September 14 for all girls in grades K-12.

Through these events, attendees will get a sampling of brand-new activities from the badges as they explore what it means to be a leader online and offline.
“Explore the Digital World” is for girls K-5 and “Make a Digital Difference” is for girls in grades 6-12. ​

Community Partner Spotlight
Lots of great programs coming up with our Community Partners. Check them out here:
Girl Scout Night with the Winston-Salem Dash: Friday, September 17, all Girl Scouts
Girls in Aviation Day: Saturday, September 25, all Girl Scouts
Babysitter Boss: Monday, September 27, Girl Scout Cadettes (Please note this is a three-night program.)

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