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  • Start with the Girl


    Even though 74% of teen girls are interested in science, engineering, math, and technology (STEM) fields in high school, women hold only a quarter of the jobs in STEM. This means that women are missing out on high paying jobs, and the world is missing out on the talent, intelligence, and unique perspectives women bring to the table.

    The good news is that by exposing girls to STEM opportunities and fostering their natural curiosity, interest in problem-solving, and work ethic, we can close this gender gap.

    We spoke with Crystal Polak, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) Girl Experience Manager, to learn more about how to get girls engaged in STEM.

    Read more on our blog.

  • GSUSA 2018 Membership Dues Increase


    For the first time in over three years, the National Board of Girls Scouts of the USA approved a membership dues increase to $25 per girl or adult member for the 2018 membership year. View FAQ’s for additional information about the decision. 

  • Girl Scout Night with the Milwaukee Bucks


    Hey sports fans, the Milwaukee Bucks are excited to host the 2017 Girl Scout Night to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies!

    Come out to the Bradley Center on Saturday, March 11 for a night of exciting basketball, a new Girl Scout patch, a private post-game show featuring the Milwaukee Bucks dancers, Rim-Rockers, and Bango, plus tons of fun with fellow Girl Scouts.

    Special ticket blocks are available to Girl Scouts, their friends, and family to enjoy exclusive savings and no service fees.

    The online deadline to order tickets is Monday, March 6. Contact Rachel Toman with the Milwaukee Bucks if you have questions: RToman@bucks.com or (414) 227-2875. 

  • GSWISE Now Accepting Girl Board Member Applications


    Looking for a unique leadership experience? Your vote will count as you help Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) make decisions that will have long-lasting effects.

    GSWISE is accepting applications for the position of girl board member to serve on the Board of Directors for a one-year term with full voting privileges beginning April 25, 2017.

    What does a girl board member do?
    She will attend a board meeting once a month to discuss and vote on matters that affect GSWISE. They work alongside other board members (professionals and staff) who are as passionate as you are about Girl Scouting.

    Who can apply?
    Girls must be registered Girl Scouts, high school sophomores or above, and 14 years old or older by the time the term begins in April.

    Apply today:

    1. Review the application including the position description thoroughly.
    2. Fill out the form and  complete the requirements listed.
    3. Use one of the methods below to submit your application and supporting files:
      Mail: Attn: Sue Molina, GSWISE, Administrative Offices, P.O. Box 14999, Milwaukee, WI 53214 Fax: 414-476-5958 to Attn: Sue Molina Email: smolina@gswise.org D...


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  • New Blog: So, You Want to Make the World a Better Place?


  • GSWISE Cadettes Michela and Madison Win Philanthropic Youth of Today Award


    Congratulations to Girl Scout Cadettes Michela and Madison who were awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Wisconsin's Philanthropic Youth of Today Award! They were recognized for their efforts in making a significant difference through their Girl Scout Silver Award project All Aboard for Tosa Cares.

    The girls were successful in getting the Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train to make stop in Wauwatosa in order to raise awareness of and donations to Tosa Cares, a local food pantry. The girls' efforts brought out more than 15,000 spectators who donated over 13,000 pounds of food and close to $5,000 in cash donations. 

    We are so proud of Michaela and for taking action to make our world a better place!

    Watch the video of the girls featured at the event.

  • Apply for the Girl Scout Leadership Network by November 21


    We are proud to announce our new Girl Scout Leadership Network. This opportunity is open to Girl Scouts in grades 8-12. Members will meet with Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast's CEO Christy Brown to share their opinions on a wide range of topics including:

    • GSWISE programming 
    • Council strategy
    • Issues affecting girls today

    View the position description for more details. Interested girls should apply by November 21.

    Questions? Contact Katelyn at 262-598-2210 or kcondon@gswise.org.  

  • Day Camp by Community 2017 Schedule Announced


    It's never to early to start getting excited for camp! We're happy to announce the Day Camp by Community 2017 schedule.

    Find your community’s day camp listed in alphabetical order by service unit:

    • Arrowhead: July 31 - August 4
    • Alpha Moraine: July 31 - August 4
    • Belles of the Lake: July 17 - 21
    • Enchanted Waters River Valley: August 7 - 11
    • Friends Forward: August 7 - 11
    • Glacier Hills: July 17 - 21
    • Indian Springs: August 7 - 11
    • Kenosha West: July 10 - 14
    • Lakeland: June 19 - 23
    • Northern Lights: August 14 - 18
    • Prairie Hill: June 12 - 16
    • Rising Stars Meadow Springs: June 12 - 16
    • South Shore: June 26 - 30
    • Sun Lakes: July 17 - 21
    • Sunny Trails: July 24 - 28
    • Whispering Trails - June session: June 12 – 16 (formally Deer Trails)
    • Whispering Trails - July session: July 24 – 28 (formally Whispering Willows)
    • Windy Waters: July 31 - August 4
    • Woodhaven (Southport Sisters): July 24 - 28
    • Woodland Trails: July 24 - 28 
  • Day of Play Offers Family Fun


    Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast invites families to kick, swing, hula, and blast…into Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play. Get up, get active, and transform yourself into a moving machine! Activities will include rock climbing, an inflatable obstacle course, bean bag toss, dancing, face painting, soccer, basketball, and a create-your-own healthy snack station.

    Saturday, September 24, 2016
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Holton Center
    510 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee

    Layton Boulevard West Center
    (Notre Dame Primary School)
    1425 S. 26th St., Milwaukee

    Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem. Just bring your family, and we’ll provide the fun. And you get to learn first-hand how Girl Scouts is a place to try new things and be yourself.  Event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact CustomerCare@gswise.org or 800-565-4475.

  • Mary Pat Beals named Chief Development Officer


    Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) has appointed Mary Pat Beals of Kansas City, Missouri, as our chief development officer. Since 2012, Beals has served as vice president of fund development for Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, and held progressive roles in fund development throughout her career.

    As chief development officer, she will deliver strategic leadership to develop and implement GSWISE’s fund development and philanthropic initiatives, including donor cultivation and stewardship.

    "Mary Pat has an outstanding track record and will be a great asset to Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. I am confident that her ability to create and implement successful philanthropic and fund development strategies will prove to be invaluable to build on our success as the premier leadership experience for girls,” said Christy L. Brown, GSWISE chief executive officer.

  • Salem Girl Scout receives National Lifesaving Award for heroic efforts to save her father’s life


    Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) announces that in recognition of heroic efforts that resulted in saving her father’s life, Katelyn Hannah, 12, of Salem, a Girl Scout Cadette and seventh-grader at the time of the incident at Salem Consolidated Grade School in Salem, has received the Girl Scouts of the USA National Lifesaving Medal of Honor Award. During any given year and out of more than 2 million Girl Scouts, no more than 30 girls nationwide receive this prestigious award. Katelyn will be recognized during a special flag ceremony with Girl Scouts as follows:

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    Camp Pottawatomie Hills (rain or shine)
    N8005 Pleasant Lake Road, East Troy, WI

    On an afternoon this past November, Katelyn was working with her father, mother and three siblings to clean up their garage. As the work was nearing an end, Katelyn’s father, Chris retreated to the attic to determine the cause of a leak in their roof. Katelyn had finished her work, excused herself, and went to play in the living room when she heard a loud noise coming from their three-season porch. She immediately went to the porch and discovered her father had fallen through the attic to the porch, approximately eight feet, landing on a concrete floor. He was lying bleeding and unresponsive due to his injuries. Katelyn remained calm, enlisted her 9-year-old brother to alert their mother, and called 911 to relay details between her mo...



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  • Welcome to the new gswise.org!


    Welcome to our shiny new website! We hope you like it! Let’s give you a little tour. Here are the top five things you need to know:

    1.) This new website is part of our Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI) which is a fancy way to say we’re making big changes to improve your Girl Scout experience.

    2.) Need a troop cash report or want to look at Safety Activity Checkpoints? Head to the Resources page. You can enter a search term in the search box, or search by category by clicking on “options.” You’ll also see a list of top 10 forms so you can easily access some of the most popular ones.

    3.) We have a snazzy new calendar. Just go to Activities Calendar to see all upcoming events in calendar format. Each activity is color-coded by category like “STEM” or “Outdoors.” When you click on an event, a bubble will pop up with more information about that event. Click on the title in the bubble, and you will be taken to a page with details and a registration link.

    4.) You can also view activities in list...



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  • GSWISE Girl Board Member, Ananya, wins Prudential Spirit of Community Award


    Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Girl Scout Ambassador Ananya Murali, 17, of Shorewood was recently named one of Wisconsin's top two youth volunteers of 2016 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 21st year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

    Ananya, a senior at Shorewood High School and girl member of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast board of directors, designed and conducted an educational leadership camp to teach middle school girls life skills and strategies to stand up against bullying and other forms of aggression in school. Ananya became interested in that subject when her family experienced harassment and discrimination after moving from India to the U.S. “They started smashing our car windshields and tires and saying ‘Go back to your country, we don’t want you here,’” said Ananya. She did some research and learned that bullying is a huge problem in schools, especially for children of color. “I was determined to take action,” she said.

    With $2,000 in grant money and the help of several dozen youth and adult volunteers, Ananya developed an anti-bullying/leadership curriculum and then organized a camp at a local middle school called “St...



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  • Robotics Team LOL advances to nationals