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This page was last updated Friday, May 8.


Letter Writing Campaign

Girl Scouts have always stepped up in times of need, and our current COVID-19 crisis is no different. We are proud of all that our service units, troops, staff and girls have done so far to support our community—and the world—during COVID-19. We are also proud to be a part of the larger Girl Scout Movement, which is serving our country and our world. Now, we are proud to share resources to engage in a Movement-wide letter writing campaign to support those in our community who need us most.

The idea is simple: Girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including the dedicated and heroic staff who are caring for them. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.

GSEP will be sharing letter writing resources, including a sample cover letter and a list of senior and assisted living facilities in our footprint, with Service Unit Managers on Tuesday, May 12th! SUMs should keep an eye out for an email from GSEP that can be disseminated to Girl Scouts in your area!

  • It is now time to elect your Service Unit Delegates for the next Governance Year!  (The term for SU Delegates runs from one Annual Meeting to the next Annual Meeting.)  Please see the following attachments (which can also be found in the tab at the bottom of the Governance page of our website):
    • Sample script to help facilitate your SU Delegate election
    • The SU Delegate Election Results Form – this must be downloaded, completed, saved, and emailed to no later than August 31, 2020, please!
    • The list of which Service Units are entitled to one SU Delegate or two SU Delegates.
    • Please remember
      • an SU Delegate can be an older girl!  This is a great opportunity for girls 14 years or older to learn more about the Council on a strategic level (and it looks great on a college application!).
      • This position requires only 3 meetings a year: the Fall Delegate Meeting in late September; the Spring Delegate Meeting in March; and the Annual Meeting in early May.  A Delegate training will also be offered in the fall to orient new folks to the position.

Due to overwhelming demand, we have been able to order more 2020 Gluten Free recognition patches! If you have an existing paid backorder, we’ll be filling those first, but we’ll have enough for more orders, so please let us know what you need and we’ll add them to your order.

Although our service centers and shops are closed to the public, we are now able to fill orders from council. For our leaders, if you are preparing for future award ceremonies, we would be happy to take your order and ship it for free.

From badges and awards to cookie recognitions and Bridging Kits, all you need to do is email your order to and we’ll take it from there!