Girl Scouting simply wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. Those who donate their time to deliver a meaningful Girl Scout Leadership Experience are responsible for the great things girls do in their community. Troops leaders, cookie moms and dads, committee members, camp volunteers… thousands of people who come together to make a program work. We cannot express our gratitude enough for such a strong base of support.
This National Volunteer Week, please join us in giving all volunteers out there a sincere thanks for their impact to build a better community.
Green Bay Service Center Move Scheduled April 21–25
Those who have been following updates on our Green Bay Service Center sale and move know it’s been more than a year that we began implementing the long range property plan recommendation to sell our Finger Road property and relocate. The Finger Road location has been on the market for just over a year and we received and approved an accepted offer in January. The zoning change request contingency (the final contingency to the sale) has now been satisfied and we are planning to close the sale at the end of April. Our new location is 112 N. Adams St, an ideally-situated building in the center of Green Bay’s growing downtown that was a gift from Associated Bank to NeighborWorks. The building will be managed as a community nonprofit center; United Way is already located on the second floor. Mosaic Arts Inc. will be located across the hall from GSNWGL on the first floor, and to those who have been wondering: yes! We will have a retail store right there on the first floor. NeighborWorks continues to work with other nonprofits interested in this wonderful shared space, and we look forward to all the collaborative possibilities that this new location will bring!
Our move dates are now finalized. The Green Bay office and shop, as well as our online shop, will be closed April 21–25 as we move into our new location. We will reopen on Monday, April 28 at 112 Adams St. in downtown Green Bay.
Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez released a video statement this afternoon, confronting recent misconceptions about our organization. In the video, Chávez explains what Girl Scouts is all about and reminds us that, “A box of Girl Scout cookies is not a political statement. It is an investment in a girl and her dreams.” We are extremely proud of the great work Girl Scouts do in their communities with the money they earn from selling cookies, and we will continue to deliver the mission of Girl Scouting—to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place—to girls and women of every background.
Camp registration is now open! There are lots of exciting day, weekend, and resident camp programs to choose from this year, with unique activities like geocaching, glamping, and duct tape art to more traditional camp activities like canoeing, hiking, and campfire cooking.
We’re proud to introduce some new programs to our camp lineup this year, such as Urban Adventure, which provides the perfect mix of city activities and outdoor adventures from zip lining to a drive-in movie. Back by popular demand, we are also running a number of wilderness trips this summer for girls interested in biking, backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as Wild West—an incredible hiking and horseback riding trip in the Badlands!
Visit our camp page to learn more about the unforgettable summer ahead, and register today!