November Younger Girl Newsletter  — 

Planting 100 Trees: 

Girl Scouts Aren’t Afraid to Get Muddy! 

Can you imagine planting 100 trees with your troop? One group of Girl Scouts did just that to work toward their Silver Award! Troop 661 wanted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in 2012 by doing one big service project to earn their Silver Award—the highest award Cadettes can earn! 

On Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday this year—October 31—Troop 661 planted their 100th tree at the Science Center of Iowa! They were very excited and very muddy as they dug the hole for the tree at the event. You can read more about their project here. Fantastic job, girls!



Check out these awesome things Girl Scouts are doing! 

Books for a Good Cause

Pictured: (Left to Right) Hailey, Amanda, Kinze, Emma, Lindsey

Juniors and Daisies in Panora collected 462 children’s books to donate to a local children’s hospital! To find out more, visit our website!




Thanksgiving Food Gift Bags For Local Families

Lake Mills Girl Scouts wanted to make sure that families in their community had a happy Thanksgiving this year.  

They collected 6 different Thanksgiving meal items and made 15 decorated gift bags for their local food bank. They even had leftover items to donate! 


Warmth for Animals in Need

Daisy troop 458 loves animals! For a fall service project, 
these Girl Scouts worked hard to make 23 tie blankets for the Carroll Animal Rescue.

When they visited the rescue to deliver their blankets, they went on a tour of the facility and learned all about the hard work of rescuing homeless pets. 



Share your stories with us! 

If you know of a girl or troop that’s done something cool, we want to hear about it! Email and tell us the awesome things Girl Scouts are doing in your community.

Cookie Time is Coming!

We know that you’re as excited as we are for the 2014 Cookie Program! We’re all gearing up for a great program year, and we’d love for you to join us at this year’s cookie trainings.

This year we’re doing things a little differently, and will be broadcasting the trainings through the state-run ICN interactive education networks.

Trainings will be held on Saturday 12/7, Monday 12/9 and Tuesday 12/10.  More information about the dates, times, and locations are posted on our Cookie Program page.

Save the Date: LEGO League Regionals

Come cheer on FIRST® LEGO® League  (FLL®) LEGO League teams  made up of our own Girl Scouts during regional competitions on December 7 and 14.  

We have multiple teams competing across the state, so be sure to visit them in Cedar Falls, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Estherville, Oskaloosa, Sioux City and even Omaha! You can find specific event information on the Iowa State Regional Qualifiers page.

Teams that advance go on to the state competition in January – and for the last several years, Girl Scouts have made a great showing at the state competition! Way to go, girls!