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Round 2 Booth Selections for 2019 Cookies are about to begin!

Round 2 Booth Selections for 2019 Cookies are about to begin!

Round 2 Booth Selection opens Wednesday, January 30th at 7am and will close at 11:59 pm. If you do not make choices during this round, you will need to wait until Round 3. You CAN select up to 3 booths, in ANY Service Unit for this roundYou CANNOT select back-to-back booths.You CAN select one major retail chain at EACH (1 Smith’s, 1 Walmart, 1 Vons) Please remember to follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law and be a sister to every Girl Scout during the booth selection process: If you selected Booths in Round 1, DO NOT drop them in hopes to select six booths in Round 2 that appear more attractive to your troop. You are only allowed to select three booths in Round 2. We must give all troops and Girl Scouts the chance to have a booth.  If you were not able to select three booths in Round 1, you will have the option to select more than three in Round 2 up to a maximum of six booths. Your first three selections will still be limited by Service Unit.  We encourage all of you to look beyond the title of the business.  Check out the location and cross streets, note the traffic flow, and figure out where the business wants you to set up. Non-Walmart and Non-Smiths booths can be high volume sales locations, as well. Use your imagination, innovation, and Girl Scout knowledge!  Continued violations of booth procedures may result to losing access to eBudde As always, please reach out to your SUPM for questions! Thank you for a great start to the 2019 Cookie... read more

We Are Not “Scouting”, We Are Girl Scouts

When I accepted the position as your CEO, I brought with me memories of my years as a Girl Scout in Central Illinois and the Kansas Heartland. The Girl Scouts organization has impacted many women’s lives and careers, including mine. As we continue to follow the development of the Boy Scouts decision to rename their older youth program “Scouting BSA” and their decision to allow girls as young as six years old to join Boy Scouts, I’m hearing stories about confusion in our schools, places of worship, and among our own Girl Scout Troop Leaders, parents and families. We’re hearing questions such as: “Are Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts merging?” “Can boys join Girl Scouts?” “Why don’t you just go co-ed?” I’d like to address where we stand as a movement: Are Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts merging and becoming one organization? Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are not merging. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are two separate and very different organizations. Girl Scouts is a girl-focused, girl-only organization. We’ve been that way for 106 years and we will not change. Will Girl Scouts allow boys to join? Girl Scouts will remain committed to an all-girl environment. Why should I keep my girl in Girl Scouts? It’s clear, and research states, that a girl excels in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. With her Girl Scout sisters, she can practice different skills; explore her potential; take on leadership positions; and even feel allowed to fail, dust herself off, get up, and try again. Girl Scouts was founded by a woman and our top national and local leadership remain led... read more

Kimberly Trueba appointed as new CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

Girl Scout alumna to oversee 4,100 girls and 1,400 volunteers in 6 counties   LAS VEGAS – Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) announced today that Kimberly Trueba has been named Chief Executive Officer after a nationwide search. Trueba, a Las Vegas resident, is an experienced executive with twenty-five years of design and business strategy, organizational development, and operations expertise. She replaces Helen Wronski, who took over as interim CEO in November 2016. Trueba, who assumes the position on April 30, most recently served in an executive leadership role with Forté Specialty Contractors, a construction firm specializing in building experiential environments in the hospitality, restaurant, and entertainment industries. A second-generation design professional, Trueba has directed many of the nation’s premier design firms on highly notable hospitality and entertainment projects. A service-oriented leader, Trueba has collaborated with clients around the world including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Auberge Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, Walt Disney Company, and Wynn Resorts. Trueba began her career as a Design and Development Manager with Walt Disney Imagineering for projects such as World of Disney, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, among many others. One of Trueba’s greatest rewards has been contributing to the career growth of young professionals. “The Girl Scouts organization has impacted many women’s lives and careers, including mine,” said Trueba. “I look forward to celebrating girl stories and advocating for future female leaders in our community. All-girl environments, like Girl Scouts, allow girls to be themselves and feel safe to engage and share ideas on their journey to becoming empowered women. I believe Girl Scouts teaches girls that there’s enormous potential and power in being a... read more