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  • 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.

  • Win a troop trip to Country Springs Water Park!


    Calling all Troop Leaders! We’ve revolutionized our systems making it quicker and easier for you to register your troop. All Troop Leaders who log into MyGS on www.gswise.org, and register your girls by 5:00 p.m. on August 29, 2016, will be entered for a chance to win a Troop outing for 10 to Country Springs Water Park in Pewaukee!

    One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email by August 31, 2016. Certain restrictions for ticket use and blackout dates apply. Tickets are non-refundable and expire December 17, 2017. Register your girls today for a chance to splash!

  • 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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  • Get ready for a blockbuster Girl Scout year at our Back to Troop Open Houses!


    The “green carpet” is ready for our superstar Troop Leaders! Take a front row seat to learn about how we’re revolutionizing your volunteer experience to make it the best that it can be!

    • Pick up troop materials
    • Grab some popcorn in the movie theatre and catch showings of our new MyGS Member Community and Volunteer Toolkit “how-to” videos
    • Preview the must-see program and event Coming Attractions

    Watch your mail for your ticket. Bring it and you will be entered into a daily drawing for a chance to win a mystery prize package for your troop.

    Join us and receive everything you’ll need to make this your most stellar Girl Scout year ever!

    Thursday, August 25
    8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Friday, August 26
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Saturday, August 27
    9:00 a.m. – noon

    Coming to a location near you:

    Marion Chester Read Service Center
    131 South 69th Street, Milwaukee

    New Berlin Service Center
    21430 W. Greenfield Avenue, New Berlin

    Woodhaven Service Center
    2303 37th Street, Kenosha

    Questions? Contact CustomerCare@gswise.org.

  • GSWISE Systems are Changing!


    We’re revolutionizing our systems to serve you better! In order to do this, our online  camp, activities, and events registration process will be new temporary processes on gswise.org.  

    Download registration forms and submit by email, fax, or visiting GSWISE Service Centers.

    • Camp Registration
    • Activities/Events Registration
    • Adult Training

    Questions? Contact our Customer Care team Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 800-565-4475 or CustomerCare@gswise.org.
     

    MISSION POSSIBLE: LAUNCH DATES FOR NEW & IMPROVED SYSTEMS!

    Early August – My GS, our new registration and communication system Early September – Activities, our new camp, event, and activities registration system We are excited about bri...



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  • Sign her up for Girl Scout Genius!


    Summer learning is awesome! Keep her mind active over break with Girl Scout Genius. Each month she will be mailed a packet with STEM programs, games, and outdoor experiences. View sample activities and sign up today!

  • Vote for your favorite 2016-2017 Girl Scout Cookie recognitions!


    While it may seem like the Girl Scout Cookie season just ended, we're already getting excited for next year! Girls, vote online for 2016-2017 Girl Scout Cookie recogntions. Voting closes on August 31.

  • Career Opportunity: Chief Development Officer


    Are you a fund development leader with eight to ten years of progressive experience, great vision to identify new opportunities, partnerships, funding sources, and excellent managerial skills? Then we invite you to learn more about serving Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast as our Chief Development Officer and how you can utilize your talents to help build girls of courage, confidence and character. Interested applicants can apply through Spano Pratt Executive Search.

  • Run into your next year of Girl Scout fun at the Zombie Bash!


    Get a head start on another year of fun, friendship, and adventure! If you participate in Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast early registration between, April 26 and June 4, not only will you receive a free patch, but you’ll also receive free admission to the Zombie Bash at Camp Alice Chester on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    There will be lots of cool activities at the Zombie Bash, but what’s the main event? That would be the apocalyptic Zombie Run!  You won’t be running against a clock — you’ll be running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading zombies!

    Here’s how it works: Before the race, all “civilians” will be given a flag belt, just like flag football. These flags represent your health. There will be a start line, a finish line, and the opportunity to avoid zombies in between. There will be zombies on the course and their job is to chase you and “eat” you — but mainly go after your health, in the form of your flag belt. Your goal is to avoid the zombies and keep your health flags. All girls that cross the finish line will receive a zombie “medal,” and girls that cross the finish line with one or more of their health flags intact will receive a special zombie prize.

    Use speed, strategy, and your intact brains to make it to the finish line “alive” in thi...



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  • Summer camp 2016 kickoff: Girl Scout camp offers s’more than you might think!


    The crackle of the campfire, the splash of canoe paddles in the lake, the whoosh of an arrow flying towards the bullseye—these are the sounds of a beloved summer tradition: Girl Scout camp. Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) is pleased to announce that summer camp kicks off on Monday, June 13. Girls have a variety of camps from which to choose including both day and overnight camp options.  

    Day Camp options include our staff-run Camp Silverbrook in West Bend or our volunteer-led Day Camps by Community which run throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. The theme for the Day Camps by Community this year is "Detective, Sleuth, Spy...Oh My!" while the themes at Camp Silverbrook vary from “Wild Wild West” to “Madam Silver’s Wacky Lab” chock-full of zany science experiments.

    Girls ready to stay at camp overnight can pick from weekly themes such as “Paddler’s Paradise” or “Art-rageous” at Camp Alice Chester, our staff-led overnight camp. Girls will also get to break in Camp Alice Chester’s brand-new rock wall this summer. GSWISE also offers two specialty overnight camps for older girls: technology-focused Camp iGirl and protective services-focused CampHERO.

    Not only do girls have fun and create lifelong memories at camp, but the Girl Scout Resea...



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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