October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although it is hard to define exactly what bullying is, most agree it happens when:
- The behavior hurts or harms another person physically or emotionally.
- The targets have difficulty stopping the behavior directed at them, and struggle to defend themselves.
- Many definitions include a statement about the “imbalance of power,” described as when the student with the bullying behavior has more “power,” either physically, socially or emotionally, such as a higher social status, is physically larger or emotionally intimidating.
The 2014 National Young Women of Distinction application and nomination form is now available.
National Young Woman of Distinction (NYOWD) is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.
Any Girl Scout who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award from May 1, 2012 to March 1, 2014 is eligible to apply to her Girl Scout council for nominee consideration.
Each council reviews the applications they receive, and selects up to three nominees. Councils are responsible for submitting their nominations to GSUSA by March 31, 2014. A panel of corporate and community leaders will assist GSUSA in choosing the ten NYWOD from the pool of nominees to be announced next summer.
Applications must be received at GSCP2P no later than March 15, 2014 for consideration. Questions? E-mail Jenny Sliker, Senior Program Manager.
This year we have a big change coming to our Girl Scout Cookie Program – the implementation of a Direct Sale model (Cookies Now!).
With the direct sale, your daughter will receive cookies in January and can begin selling them immediately… no more taking orders, waiting a few weeks for them to arrive and then delivering. This will save time by eliminating unnecessary delivery visits to customers. In addition, your daughter’s sales are likely to increase because customers are likely to purchase more cookies due to impulse buying and make more repeat purchases. Learn more.
This year, ABC Bakers has given our council the opportunity to pilot the new gluten free chocolate chip shortbread cookie. This cookie allows people with celiac disease and those avoiding gluten to support the efforts of Girl Scouts as they enjoy a product created just for them.
This cookie tastes delicious and the flavor is proven to be popular in the gluten free cookie market. The cookie also has no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no high-fructose corn syrup, no palm oil and no hydrogenated oils. They are made with real chocolate chips and real butter. There will be a lot of positive press on the new cookie as well. Read more!
PLEASE NOTE: Not all of our troops will participate in the pilot program and this cookie retails for $5 per package.