FEBRUARY 2015 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 available. 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! FEBRUARY 2015 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. To be added to the weekly email blast with quick updates, email [email protected] Leader News is a monthly publication of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma • www.gseok.org • 800-707-9914 or 918-749-2551 Connect with us on Facebook! For general questions, email [email protected] To register for programs or training, visit https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/Home.aspx.
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