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Special Events

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa hosts many events each year for members of our communities and donors to attend. Whether you prefer cookies and beer or recognizing successful women in our state, there is sure to be an event you can enjoy!

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Governor’s Luncheon for Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

Located in Downtown Des Moines each February, the Governor’s Luncheon is a fundraising luncheon for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa and Mid-Iowa Council, Scouts of America. 

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The full lunch program features a Girl Scout and Boy Scout each year, and a keynote speaker. The event is the only one of its size and scope in the country, where two non-profits focused on youth development work with the governor to support programs for our state’s future leaders.  

Visit govlunchia.com for more information on the next event!

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Inspiring Women of Iowa

The Inspiring Women of Iowa luncheon celebrates three inspiring women in our community, with proceeds benefitting Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. 

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Our event honors three women, one in each of the following categories: Courage, Confidence, and Character. Nominees can be anyone regardless of Girl Scout history – but they should be able to demonstrate that they have used courage, confidence or character in their daily lives.

The nominees can be amazing artists, savvy business leaders or the unsung hero in our community. They could be your mentor, your sister or someone who has inspired you at some point in your life.

The Inspiring Women of Iowa luncheon takes place each spring.

Visit inspiringwomenofiowa.com for more information on nominations and the event!

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Cookies On Tap

Cookies on Tap pairs local Iowa craft brews with world-famous Girl Scout cookies in this popular Des Moines fundraiser!

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This evening event takes place in Des Moines each summer. Beer and cookie pairings, raffle items and custom patches and glasses are all included. Proceeds from the event benefit Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa.

Visit cookiesanddrinks.com for more information, and to request to be put on our mailing list when next year's event is announced!

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Gimme S'more Mud Run

The Gimme S’more Mud Run is a family mud obstacle run that takes place each fall at Camp Sacajawea in Boone. 

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You’ll have a muddy good time as you trudge through the mud pits and through the woods. Our family runners (ages 8 and up, please!) take on three miles of terrain filled with obstacles.  Our littlest muddy buddies (ages 4 and up) can get in on the fun, with our modified 1-mile course with pint-sized obstacles built just for them.

Visit smoremudrun.com to learn more!

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Shades of Green Gala

The Shades of Green Gala is a green tie affair event that takes place every other year in Des Moines. 

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The charity event is an unforgettable evening out in your best green attire featuring dinner, cocktails and entertainment. Live and silent auctions benefit the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the announcement of the next Shades of Green Gala date!

 

Volunteer

You can take your Girl Scout support to the next level by becoming a volunteer! You'll introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. 

You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop essential life skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Imagine the excitement, the impact, the memories made—those are the moments you’ll share at Girl Scouts.