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2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program

Despite these uncertain times, our Girl Scout members and volunteers haven’t ceased to amaze us. We’ve come together in unique ways to continue our mission, found ways to connect even while social distancing, and shared our common love of Girl Scouting in the most creative ways. This month we will begin our Cookie Program. We have found ways for Girl Scouts to participate in easy, socially-distanced, and fun ways! Participation in the Cookie Program is easy and fun for girls and gives your family and friends the opportunity to support our council, your troop, and their favorite Girl Scout.

Check with your troop volunteers to see if your troop is participating. If your troop is not participating and your family would like to join the fun, email us or call 505-343-1040 and we will get you set up.


Ten Ways to Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

  • Set up a Lemon Up stand in your front yard and sell to your neighbors
  • Hold a virtual sale and invite your family and friends to join you on Zoom for your personal sales pitch
  • Set up curbside pickup at your house and invite your customers to pick up the cookies they've ordered from you in advance
  • Make a video or poster to promote an upcoming cookie booth you're doing with your troop
  • Place door tags at the homes of your neighbors who you'd like to ask to support your cookie sale
  • Give your sales pitch live on Facebook and encourage friends and family to support your cookie sale by commenting with their order
  • Make a cookie shirt/mask to let people know they can ask you about cookies
  • Make a video making food from cookies to highlight a favorite or least favorite flavor in a new light
  • Customize your Angelica the Horse coloring sheet and take her into your community to share all your cookie adventures
  • Have a cookie parade!  Gather cookies, decorate a wagon, dress in cookie costumes, etc. Do what you can to run your own parade!  Take advantage of this opportunity to get cookies in your neighbors’ hands while having fun with family and friends. 
World Thinking Day

On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration!

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), along with Girl Scouts of the USA and the other WAGGGS member organizations, have celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. 

Click here to discover more about World Thinking Day!

Troop Leader Blueprint

Keep your troop going strong with these specially adapted badges, Journeys, and activities for virtual and safe in-person meetings, as well as current COVID-19 guidelines and resources. We’re here to support you as you help your troop thrive.

Discover Your Blueprint for an Amazing Troop Year!


Council Updates

Call for Girl Board Members - Closed

Do you want to be part of making decisions for Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails? Do you want to share your opinion on issues important to you? Do you want to be an advocate for all Girl Scouts?

If your answers are “YES!” then we have a great opportunity for you!

Our current bylaws allow two older Girl Scout representatives to be nominated and serve on the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Board of Directors. Girls elected will participate with equal voice in the discussion and debate during board of director’s meetings.

Our girl member’s opinions are important.

We want to hear what you have to say.

Being a girl member of the board of directors will allow you to:

·       Interact with an adult board member(s) in a mentoring relationship

·       help you to build your leadership skills to a new level

·       look great on your college application

The Board Development Committee is currently seeking an additional (one) Girl member to join the Board of Directors.  So what are you waiting for!  Read the packet of materials which is posted on the GSNMT website.  If it looks good to you, then GO FOR IT!

The application must be filled out completely, and you will need to send in two letters of reference, one from an adult who knows you (e.g., teacher, pastor, but not a relative) and one from your troop leader, assistant troop leader or service unit manager. Coming to the board meetings is important, so read the requirement on attendance carefully. Complete application and letter of reference form are available below.

 

Call for Adult Board Members - Closed

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is currently seeking new members to join our Board of Directors.

How YOU Can Help

The corporate board of directors is a fiduciary body responsible for governance of the council and stewardship of its assets.  It is the only council body empowered to institute or change council policies, although it normally seeks membership input when doing so.  The board is accountable to those bodies from which it derives its authority: the membership, the National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA, state and local government, and the federal government.  The board utilizes the council bylaws and the council articles of incorporation as a legal framework that guides their work.  

If you wish to be considered as a candidate for the Board of Directors, please fill out our application: Currently Unavailable.