February 2015 - Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma

Our New Website is LIVE!
The new GSEOK.ORG is live! Thank you so much for your input and patience. No more gseok.org
sign ins! And it will be mobile-compatible! We will still be using "eBiz" for registrations
(membership and programs), so that will be the only password you need.
Camp! Camp! Camp!
Resident camp registrations and staff hiring began January 15. Contact [email protected] for
more! If you would like a peek of the sessions, click here!
Get Ready For COOKIES!
Direct Sales Begin: February 7, 2015
Booth Sales: February 20, 2015
Read this month's Cookie Sale News online (or lilac sheet available from your service unit manager)
for all of the latest information on contests, selling tips, ACH procedures and more. Find it in this
month’s takeouts (gseok.org/takeouts).
Super Fun Social Media You Can Start Now!
Take our new Girl Scout Cookie on an adventure with photos of “Rah-Rah” doing fun things in your
world and post to your favorite social media site! Use the hashtags #RahRahRaisins and #gseok so
we can find and share. Click here to download your "Rah-Rah" character.
2015 World Thinking Day
Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global
themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. The theme for World
Thinking Day 2015 is girls worldwide say "we can create peace through partnerships." World
Thinking Day is a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community - one of nearly
150 countries - with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. To find requirements for this award, click here.
Juliette Low Leadership Society Events for Ada and Tulsa
If you would like to receive an invitation to any of the Juliette Low Leadership Society (JLLS) events,
please contact Paula Hubbs at 918-745-5201 or 800-707-9914 ext. 201. Leave your name and
mailing address with zip code and an invitation will be mailed.
Ada JLLS Pearls & Swirls for the Girls, Friday February 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m. (check in begins at 5:30
p.m.), ECU's Chicasaw Business & Conference Center, Honorary Chair: Suzanne McFarlane. Bring
your sweetheart for a night of wine and hors d'oeuvres! Individual tickets $25. Sponsorships
Tulsa JLLS Luncheon, Thursday April 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (check in begins at 11:00 a.m.),
Southern Hills Country Club, Honorary Chairs: Wendy and Gentner Drummond. Enjoy keynote
speaker, Jessica Buchanan, humanitarian aid worker and best-selling co-author of Impossible Odds:
The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six. Individual tickets
$150. Sponsorships Available.
Annual Pearl Sale - NEW Date and Place - Saturday, February 7 at The Vault (Tulsa)
In the spirit of Juliette Low, who sold her precious strand of pearls to finance the Girl Scout
Movement in 1912, we invite you to our 6th Annual Pearl Sale. Find something special for your
valentine or begin a tradition of presenting pearls to your daughter every year she is a Girl Scout.
There is no cost to attend, bring a friend, find pearls from $10 to $10,000 along with OU and OSU
pearl accessories! Join us between 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Tom Tom Room at The Vault, 620 S
Cincinnati Ave, Tulsa. Contact Paula Hubbs at 918-745-5201 for more info!
Consider a donation to Girl Scouts!
Finding it difficult to think of a perfect gift for the special people in your life? Consider a gift in their
honor to the Girl Scouts. The honoree will be mailed a personalized letter from the council letting
them know a gift was made in their name and who made the gift. For gifts of $1000 (and above) their
letter will be hand-delivered along with a bag full of Girl Scout Cookies, if the donor so chooses. No
gift is too small and all gifts are tax deductible. Contact Paula Hubbs at 918-745-5201 for more info!
Background Searches
Our EXCLUSIVE vendor for background searches is Verified Volunteers (VV). Please do not submit
your information to Intellicorp. To complete the background process, visit
https://app.verifiedvolunteers.com. Remember, background checks must done annually.
Tips for Healthy Children and Families
Here are some great tips for kids 5-12!
Start the day with a healthy breakfast. It refuels your body and gives you energy for the day.
Let kids help plan one meal each week and eat together as often as possible.
Drink plenty of fluids. Choose water, low-fat or nonfat milk and low calorie or diet beverages.
Serve a variety of foods.
Council Level Adult Recognitions due February 15
The Adult Recognitions Guide was distributed in December's takeouts. Adult recognitions
whether at the service unit or the council level are a great way to show appreciation to the
volunteers who promote the mission of Girl Scouting. Be sure to submit your completed
nomination packets with all required letters of support to your local council office by the
deadline for consideration. Contact Nikki Wolf with questions at
[email protected] or 918-423-0826, ext 504 or 888-691-5765, ext 504.
Get Ready For The OLYMPICS!
Girl Scout Olympics is March 28. This year, you sign up on the website in teams. If your troop has eight
girls, you will sign up and pay a onetime $10 fee for the entire group. You will list the team name,
participants, etc., by using the link in the confirmation email. If you have more than 10 girls that want
to participate, you can create two teams.
Other Ways to Support Girl Scouts
Please save the following dates to support GSEOK. We will be having one each month! Bring your
troop, friends, and families to a night out and mention Girl Scouts. They are excited to support us!
February 9 (4:00 p.m. - close) - Fuddruckers, 10825 E 71st St, Tulsa (20% w/flier)
March 9 (5:00 p.m. - close) - Chipotle, 6060 S Yale, Tulsa (50% w/mention)
Please see our new calendar for registration deadlines and event registration!
1-Spavinaw Spelunking (RDL January 16) CSA
6-Ada Juliette Low Leadership Society Event (RDL February 4) Public
6-Harlem Globetrotters* (RDL February 2) ALL
7-Pearl Sale (free, no registration) Public
7-Cookie Sales Begin (through March 22) ALL
9-GSEOK Night at Fuddruckers (details above) ALL
13-16-All Aboard to Houston (RDL January 12) C-sixth and seventh grade only
16-All GSEOK Facilities Closed
14-Safety Basics Blended TUL (RDL February 5)
14- Safety Basics Refresher TUL (RDL February 5)
20-Cookie Booth Sales Begin (through March 22) ALL
22-Thinking Day
27-March 1-National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
28-Cookie Construction (teams to be selected - RDL December 12) CSA
MARCH 2015
6-First Friday Cookie Sale and Construction Showing at AHHA (Brady Arts District, Tulsa) ALL
7-Troop Camper Training (Bartlesville, RDL February 19) T
8-Girl Scout Sunday
9-GSEOK Night at Chipotle (details above) ALL
12-Girl Scouts’ Birthday
14-Girl Scout Sabbath
14- Safety Basics Blended (RDL March 5)
14- Safety Basics Refresher (RDL March 5)
22-Cookie Sales End ALL
23-Go Gold! Workshop (RDL March 6) SA
23-Troop Camper Training (Tulsa, RDL March 13) T
24-Troop Camper Training (Tulsa, RDL March 13) T
26-29-American Red Cross Pool Lifeguard Training (RDL March 15) T
26-29-American Red Cross Pool and Waterfront Lifeguard Training (RDL March 15) T
28-Troop Camper Training (McAlester, RDL March 14) T
28-Girl Scout Olympics (RDL March 1) ALL
29-Chandler Scramble (RDL March 13) CSA
APRIL 2015
1-Troop Camper Training (Tulsa, RDL March 18) T
11-12 Troop Camper Training Overnight (Camp Swannie)
11-12-Adventure PRO (RDL March 20) CSA (Grades 7-12 only)
16-Tulsa Juliette Low Leadership Society Event (RDL April 1) Public
17-19-Troop Camper Training 2 (Bartlesville, RDL April 2) T
18-Childcare Workshop (RDL April 3) CSA
18-Daisy Day (RDL March 20) D
18-Growing Daisies (RDL March 20) CSA
18-Painting for Brownies (3 session choices - RDL March 27) B
18-19-Discovering the Stars Overnight-Cadette Astronomy (RDL March 27) C
18-19-The Night Sky Overnight-Senior Astronomy (RDL March 27) S
22-Leader’s Day
25-Annual Showcase* ALL
MAY 2015
1-2-Overnight at the WONDERtorium (RDL April 16) B
2-Sangam Wide Game (RDL April 13) J
2-Program Aide COGS Specialization (RDL April 10) C
3-Camporee Planning Meeting (RDL May 1) CSA
3-Quietwater Canoe Team (RDL April 17) CSA
5 & 12-Drawing Classes for Junior Badge (RDL April 10) D
7-Go Gold Workshop (RDL April 24)
9-Safety Basics Blended (Tulsa, RDL April 30)
9-Safety Basics Refresher (Tulsa, RDL April 30)
9-"500 Club" Event (private event for Cookie Sellers)
16-Canoe Training Level 1 (RDL May 11) T
16-17-Backpacking (RDL April 17) CSA (Grades 7-12 only)
16-17-"1500 Club" Trip (private event for Cookie Sellers)
25-All GSEOK Facilities Closed
30-31-Canoe Level 2 (RDL May 8) CSA
*Watch for more info - these events are not yet online.
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