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Volunteer Spotlight
February Volunteer Spotlight: Rink Somerday

It is difficult to find words to convey the impact Rink Somerday has had  in Girl Scouting and our council.  It doesn’t take long after meeting her to see that she was a Girl Scout as a young girl.  In fact, her mother, Joan Somerday, was a dedicated volunteer and Troop Leader as well.

As a volunteer Rink gives of herself and her time, not as a troop leader, but a teacher of other volunteers and girls on the importance of the outdoors in Girl Scouting.   She understand that thru training others she is able to broaden her impact and reach more people. For years she has facilitated countless trainings so that troop leaders can venture out with their own girls.  She is well known and sought out for her fervor, experience, and can-do attitude.  Click here for her full biography.

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Council Highlights
2016 Girl Scout Cookie Program
Our 2016 Girl Scout Cookie program is just around the corner. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is an entrepreneurial experience that can earn your troop and service unit the funds you need to put on great programs for your Girl Scouts throughout the year. By participating in the cookie program, your Girl Scouts are developing the 5 Skills (Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics) that can lay the groundwork for a lifetime of success.

Click here for more information on the 2016 Cookie Program. 

2016 Call for Delegates
The job of a Council Delegate is vital to the Council, but it is not a difficult or long-term position.
The primary responsibility of a Council Delegate is to be informed and participate in the Annual Council Meeting or Community Meetings or Girl Scout Service Unit meetings. The Annual Meeting will be held on April 23, 2016 in Carlsbad, NM to elect new Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest board members, National Council Delegates and to carry out other Council business.

All registered Girl Scouts adults and girls age 14 and above, are encouraged to complete a Delegate Referral Form to be selected as a Council Delegate or Alternate. Please use the Delegate Position Description for information and the Delegate Referral Form to submit referrals by Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Girl Scouts Online Registration
With the all-new online registration program from GSUSA, you can register directly with the Girl Scouts and your council with a simple, online registration form. For more information and to register, click here.


2014 Annual Report
Are you interested in what we accomplished during 2013? This report covers programs, services, membership, and much much more during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

Click Here to download our 2014 Annual Report

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