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A Message Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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As of 3/19 all services centers, shops, and properties are closed and staff is working remotely. Please send questions to frontdesk@gsnim.org or use our Contact Us form. Since our offices are closed, we cannot answer calls.

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We are witnessing history as the world and our nation respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Few countries, industries, states, and communities will remain untouched.

For some, this is a true short-term crisis. For those who are working on solutions, it is an opportunity for leadership. We must be active in managing our risks and ensuring our girls, volunteers, and staff stay safe while also keeping Girl Scouting vibrant and active.

GSNI-M continues to monitor the expansion of the coronavirus outbreak. Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our members and staff, GSNI-M is taking the proper precautions in regards to meetings and events. Find council sponsored event changes below.

Frankly, it is at times like these that they, and the world, need more Girl Scouting. Please share your stories of how girls/troops are using this time to earn badges and expand their skills, even if their schools are closed. You can post on Facebook or the Volunteer Scoop.

In the next few weeks, as more COVID-19 cases are reported, it is important to stay calm and prepared. GSNI-M will continue to be actively vigilant in keeping our girls, volunteers, and staff safe as we lead through this moment.

In our 108 years, we have weathered many challenges and come out stronger as an organization. This is our moment to show leadership to our girls, volunteers, staff, and communities.

We must be prepared to act, lead, and support what will be an unprecedented local, state, national, and even global response. We are leaders of courage, confidence, and character, and the world needs us to harness those qualities as we make our world a better, safer place.

Thank you for your leadership.

Sharon Pohly, CEO

 

For Information on how to talk to your girls about this topic click here.

Event Changes

Travel to the Past!; March 14- CANCELED

Healthy Brownies; March 14 - CANCELED

Sphero Heroes; March 14- CANCELED

Girl Scout Night at the Lion King; March 20- CANCELED

SWMI-SWE & Whirlpool Corporation Girl Scout Day; March 21- CANCELED

Engineering Exploration at the University of Notre Dame; March 21- CANCELED

WOW! That's Engineering! at Purdue Fort Wayne; March 21- CANCELED

Trailblazer Training; March 22- VIRTUAL

Girl Scout Day at Notre Dame Softball; March 22- CANCELED

19th Amendment Celebration; March 28- CANCELED

Girl Scouts Fly Swift-ly Through Programming; March 28- CANCELED

It's Your World- Change It! (Niles, MI); March 28)- CANCELED

PB&J Plus (Granger); March 31- CANCELED

Explore Archery II; April 4- CANCELED

Invent It! Design It!; April 4- CANCELED

Outdoor Basics (Wildwood); April 4- CANCELED

Outdoor Basics (Soni Springs); April 5- CANCELED

Outdoor Basics (McMillen); April 11- CANCELED

Make Your Own Girl Scout Scrunchie (Granger); April 11- CANCELED

Make Your Own Girl Scout Scrunchie (Fort Wayne); April 11- CANCELED

PB&J Plus (Fort Wayne); April 16- CANCELED

PB&J Plus (Huntington); April 16- CANCELED

Pleaides Astronomy Club Star Party; April 17- CANCELED

First Aid/CPR (Niles, MI); April 18- CANCELED

Dance to the Music!; April 18- CANCELED

Coding Basics; April 18- CANCELED

Girl Scout Day at the Statehouse; April 21- CANCELED

Echolocation and the Night Sky; April 24- CANCELED

Tea for Two; April 25- CANCELED

Aerial Adventure; April 25- CANCELED

Gold and Silver Award Workshop; April 25- CANCELED

SU216 Family Fun Day; April 25- CANCELED

It's Your World- Change It! Journey in a Day (Niles, MI); May 2- POSTPONED

See it? Solve it! Think Like an Engineer Journey!; May 9- CANCELED

 

Virutal Opportunities

Healthy Brownie Virtual Badge

Think Like An Engineer Virtual Journey (Daisy, Brownie, Junior)

Think Like An Engineer Materials List

Think Like An Engineer Take Action Guide

March Patch Challenge (Daisies & Brownies)

March Patch Challenege (Juniors & Up)

SWAPS Fun Patch (All ages)

Spring Challenge

 

 

For Patch Challenges, print and complete the workshop and email your finished worksheet to shop@gsnim.org. When you're ready, call in your payment for your patch and we will mail it to you!