Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Troop Rebate Available Online Now

Did you know that all purchases made at the Girl Scout Shop September 1st through November 30th will earn your troop a rebate to use at the Girl Scout Shop if you sign up for the Fall Troop Rebate? Five percent of all purchases made (online and in-store) when you sign up for the Fall Troop Rebate will be returned to your troop as a certificate in the begining of January. This certificate can be used in the Girl Scout shop until the end of February. Sign-up your troop online anytime before November 30th to earn your rebate on all purchases made after September 1st through November 30th.
Troop leaders can sign-up their troop to be a part of the Fall Troop Rebate program by simply clicking here.

Stylish hoodies, sweaters, leggings, sweatshirts, sweats, plaid shirts, rugby shirts and long-sleeved t-shirts will keep them both fashionable and warm this season, while the cute new Girl Scout bracelets and watches will help accesorize their outfits. Our interns are especially fond of our newest fall fashion apparel and had a blast modeling it for our blog and website.

Don't forget that the Annual Sale is still happening, so come into the Girl Scout Shop anytime until September 30th to receive 20% off on all regularly priced apparel for girls, teens, and adults (when you spend $25 or more). Excludes official uniform vests, sashes, tunics, and clearance items. After the annual sale, outerwear will continue to be 20% off until October 15th.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"How I Spent My Summer Vacation" by Troop 1107

For their last hurrah before school started, Lincoln Girl Scouts Cadette Troop 1107 took an extended trip to the coastal town of Santa Cruz. In Girl Scouts, an extended trip requires advanced planning, which the girls did during the spring and summer months before taking off to the beach. Paperwork, budgeting, meal planning, grocery shopping and mapping routes are just a few of the details that needed addressing before the girls could gain permission from Council to hit the road. Once they were given permission, it was "Santa Cruz, here we come!" The girls spent three nights at the Santa Cruz Hostel, a beautiful Victorian multi-building complex just two short blocks from the Boardwalk. They slept dormitory-style, and prepared and ate most of their meals in beautifully-equipped kitchen and dining room accommodations. Among the highlights of their trip were the carnival rides on the Boardwalk (of course!) a trip to the nearby Mystery Spot, a day at the beach, and a fancy dinner out at a lovely Wharf restaurant. Not only did Troop 1107 have loads of fun, but they also learned the importance of planning ahead and being prepared for the unexpected while away from home. Now, as seasoned travelers, they are also eager to share their experiences with other troops who might be interested in planning an extended trip of their own. What a great way to spend your summer vacation! Go Girl Scouts!