2014 Kickoff

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2014 Kickoff

  1. 1. Kick off a New Girl Scout Year! August 2013
  2. 2. WELCOME!!!!!
  3. 3. REDEDICATION Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
  4. 4. REDEDICATION Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
  5. 5. Membership 2014 Andrea Miller Director Membership & Community Development amiller@gscsnj.org
  6. 6. 2013 Membership • 20,655 Girls -13.6% • 9,975 Adults -13.0% • 1, 146 Lifetime 31,776 Total Members
  7. 7. 2013 Membership • Girls – 58% Retention 6,016 New Members • Adults – 63% Retention 3,060 New Members
  8. 8. 2014 Membership • 6,076 Girls • 2,999 Adults • 1,146 Lifetime 10,221 Total Members
  9. 9. The Big Number 21,555
  10. 10. 2014 • Big Picture/Mission • Appreciate • Respond/Recognize
  11. 11. Questions?
  12. 12. Recruitment & Retention Lori Wolfhope Manager Recruitment & Retention lwolfhope@gscsnj.org
  13. 13. STAR Award • Criteria has been updated for 2014 • RR Specialist will review with you throughout the year • Membership numbers to be sent out shortly • THANK YOU for your input on goals!!!!
  14. 14. Online Registration • New members will be able to register on line • We are still encouraging new members to use paper and go through the Service Unit • New members are not guaranteed a troop • There are no membership refunds
  15. 15. ZOMBIE DAY • Zombie Apocalypse Day • Sunday, September 29th 1-8pm • Kettle Run Camp • Workshops: emergency preparedness, first aid, survival skills • $10 registered girls • Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors • Contact Katie Smith ksmith@gscsnj.org
  16. 16. RECRUITMENT • New RR Team structure this year • Each RR Specialist has 8 Service Units • Recruitment plan for every Service Unit • Reach out to every school • Yard signs available • Have a great 2014!!!
  17. 17. Questions?
  18. 18. Learning Services Bonnie Kelly Manager Learning Services bkelly@gscsnj.org
  19. 19. Learning Series • Leadership Series • Outdoor Series • Management Series – Skills – Technical
  20. 20. What’s New! • Pilot – ASHI Blended Learning sessions • Six month course evaluations
  21. 21. Questions?
  22. 22. Product Program Angela Joyner Director Product Program ajoyner@gscsnj.org
  23. 23. Magazine & Nut Program
  24. 24. Upcoming Trainings 6:00 – 8:00pm August 21 Cherry Hill Service Ctr August 22 Newfield Service Ctr August 29 East Brunswick Service Ctr Magazine & Nut Program
  25. 25. Magazine & Nut Program Double Chocolate Truffles Dulce de Leche Owls Dark Choc Mint Penguins
  26. 26. Magazine & Nut Program Girl Scout Flowerpot Tin Holiday Tin
  27. 27. Troop Rewards Troops that sell 125 nut, candy or chocolate items and 30 magazine subscriptions will earn a Regal movie ticket for each girl participating in the sale.
  28. 28. Girl Rewards 150 nuts or 50 mags V.I.P. Event with the CEO Top 6 Sellers
  29. 29. Customer Incentive 5 nut/candy items or 3 magazine subscriptions
  30. 30. Cookie Program January 16 – February 23
  31. 31. Cookie Program Upcoming Trainings Service Unit Cookie Booth Coordinator Training • September 17 - Newfield Service Center • September 18 - East Brunswick Service Center • September 19 - Cherry Hill Service Center Service Unit Cookie Manager Training • October 22 - Cherry Hill Service Center • October 23 - Newfield Service Center • October 24 - East Brunswick Service Center The Service Unit Cupboard Manager training will be held online in November.
  32. 32. Cookie Program New Whole Grain Cranberry Citrus Crisps – Whole grain most popular claim consumers look for when purchasing cookies – 9 grams of whole grains – Made with real fruit, no hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners – First “all occasion” Girl Scout cookie • Great with coffee or tea • Breakfast cookie segment has more than quadrupled to $124MM • 75% of growth coming from belVita
  33. 33. Cookie Program Taste of Home Troop Incentive Troops that collect 4 or more cases donated to Taste of Home will earn the patch for each participating girl.
  34. 34. 1,000 pkgs 500 pkgs 2,500 pkgs Cookie Program
  35. 35. Cookie Program 1,500 pkgs 2,000 pkgs 3,000 pkgs
  36. 36. Questions?
  37. 37. Girl Scout Leadership Experience Kim Reed Director Girl Scout Leadership Experience kreed@gscsnj.org
  38. 38. New for 2013-2014 • Staff Structure in GSLE COUNTY GS Daisy, Brownie & Junior GS Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Camp Specialist Atlantic Cape May Cumberland Salem Lyndsey Herman Melissa Dougherty Shena Seppanen Nalette Castillo Gloucester Camden Burlington Morgan Landes Rona Whitehead Shena Seppanen Mercer Middlesex Marisa Dietrich Kerry Camerer Nalette Castillo
  39. 39. Journey Champions GS Daisy GS Cadette Flower Garden – Shena aMAZE – Melissa Between Earth & Sky – Marisa Breathe – Melissa 3 Cheers for Animals – Marisa MEdia – Melissa GS Brownie GS Senior Brownie Quest – Lyndsey GirlTopia – Rona WOW – Lyndsey Sow What – Rona World of Girls – Lyndsey Mission Sisterhood – Rona GS Junior GS Ambassador Agent of Change – Morgan Your Voice, Your World – Kerry Get Moving – Morgan Justice – Kerry aMUSE – Morgan Bliss - Nalette
  40. 40. * Program Pieces – 3 yearly September for programs in October through December November for programs in January through March February for programs in April through June Print copy for Leaders distributed through SUM Mtg. E-Mailed to families – Posted on Website * Regional Awards Advisor – GS Bronze, Silver, & Gold Awards * Summer Camp Update Other GSLE News
  41. 41. Questions?
  42. 42. Fund Development Donna Evans Chief Development Officer devans@gscsnj.org
  43. 43. Troop money-earning By planning and participating in money- earning projects, girls build real-world skills. • Goal setting • Decision making • Money management • “People skills” • Business ethics
  44. 44. Troop money-earning DO • Activities - age-appropriate and adhere to the goals and principles of Girls Scouts • Group decision • Have adult present at all times • Participate in Cookie & QSP programs • Be creative!
  45. 45. Troop money-earning DON’T • Participate in games of chance, direct solicitation of cash, or product endorsement. • Raise money for other organizations or causes. • Forget to complete a Money Earning Application • Conduct Internet sales.
  46. 46. Corporate Donations Does your employer award donations based on your volunteer service? Please complete the “Notification of Corporate Donation” form available on the website.
  47. 47. Girl Scout Leadership Summit Girls in grades 6-12 Chart a course towards professional and personal success Have fun! Saturday, November 23, 2013 Mercer County Community College West Windsor, NJ
  48. 48. Girl Scout History - Resources Juliette Trunks - Each level-appropriate trunk contains historic objects, a brief description of the items, suggested activities and instructions for proper handling and care. Uniform Boxes - Girl Scout uniforms have changed a lot over the years. Each box contains uniforms for different levels from different time periods in the past. Reproduction 1918 Girl Scout Leader Uniform - The uniform worn by Juliette Gordon Low in the iconic photo has been meticulously reproduced for use for at Service Unit special events. Artifact Boxes - Packed with rare historic items from our collection, these boxes are available on a limited basis. A member of the Historic Preservation Committee will bring the box and talk about its contents.
  49. 49. Questions?
  50. 50. AUCTION TIME!!!!

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