Bringing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to Life with Our Corporate Partners
Our more than 150+ corporate partners enhance Girl Scout programming at every level, bringing a nuanced expertise and perspective to each of our four core pillars of programming: STEM, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship. These contributions allow girls to see a full range of opportunities when it comes to their education and their pursuit of a career. Girls Scouts “see what they can be” and understand how to make the world a better place because of these stellar community relationships.
Become a Valued Partner
There are many ways for your company to partner with Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri:
Many of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s (GSEM) programs would not be possible without support from the community. Below are specific examples of Girl Scout programs that are enriched by generous corporate partnerships.
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Girl Scout Patches are unique opportunities for Corporate Partners to co-design and brand, together with GSEM staff, curricula around topics that are of importance to them and that align with GSEM’s educational pillars: STEM, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Outdoor Adventure. 30,000+ Girl Scouts from all over eastern Missouri have the opportunity to complete the activities associated with each new Patch Program and proudly wear their newly-earned patch on their Girl Scout uniform.
Daisy Drop Box
Developed based on volunteer feedback, the Daisy Drop Box program is a key membership outreach tool that encourages recruitment of Daisy-level Girl Scouts (K-1st grade) as well as new volunteer troop leaders. Similar to GSEM’s Patch Program, corporate partners may work with Girl Scout staff to develop and brand specific Girl Scouting curricula and activities that are then packaged and mailed monthly to Daisy troop leaders. These new troop leaders, in turn, feel more secure in leading troop meetings in their inaugural years as Girl Scout volunteers.
Community Troop Program (CTP)
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is currently home to 75-80 Community or Specialty Girl Scout troops that are led by Girl Scout staff and specifically serve lower-income, underserved neighborhoods throughout the region. Community support for this program underwrites progressive leadership training and mentoring support to 2,700+ girls in eastern Missouri today. By eliminating social and economic barriers that typically prevent girls from joining Girl Scouts, the Community Troop Program is a key tool in achieving GSEM’s overall goal of “Reaching More Girls” throughout the eastern Missouri region. Partnership opportunities related to the Community Troop Program support membership, programming, and uniform fees as well as regular field trips, camp excursions and other outdoor adventures for all members.
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB)
Part of the Community Troop Program, the GSBB troop serves and supports young women in eastern Missouri whose mothers are incarcerated. Recognizing the importance of maintaining the mother-daughter bond, GSBB makes routine visits to women’s correctional facilities so that Girl Scouts may participate in a troop meeting with their mothers. Corporate support of GSBB makes this monthly travel to the prisons possible while also providing year-round character-building Girl Scout programming to GSBB’s members.
Project Anti-Violence Education (PAVE)
Serving more than 12,000 students in grades K-12 annually, PAVE is Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s largest in-school mental health initiative, thanks to a robust curriculum that enhances students’ emotional literacy and creates environments where girls and boys feel safe, respected and valued. Partnership in this essential program would help GSEM expand PAVE into areas and schools in the region where PAVE has not yet traveled. Because girls enrolled in PAVE are automatically registered as Girl Scout members, corporate support for the program would be integral to GSEM’s goal of “reaching more girls.”
As part of its commitment to introducing STEM opportunities to girls from a young age, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri nurtures anywhere from 75-90 FIRST Robotics and SeaPerch Underwater Robotics teams annually. Support from corporate partners enables these teams to compete in local, regional, national and even World championships, all while teaching girls to solve problems they see in their own communities (and beyond) using the STEM concepts that they have learned. Such support likewise raises awareness of a critical field of study amongst female audiences whose potential to innovate remains widely untapped.
LIVE from Girl Scouts
Developed in response to the pandemic, LIVE from Girl Scouts was GSEM’s virtual programming solution to providing continued leadership training to girls in a remote world. Because of its easily accessible nature, especially for members in underserved and/or more rural areas of the region, LIVE from Girl Scouts continues today. With total registrations exceeding 15,000 Girl Scouts in its first three seasons alone, LIVE from Girl Scouts is uniquely positioned for partnership. Each LIVE episode features experts from the community presenting their insight on the topic(s) being discussed. Past corporate partners have been happily featured in these “Mystery Guest” roles, helping Girl Scouts better understand various industries and schools of thought and the opportunities that each can offer.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri host a series of events throughout the year that celebrate the accomplishments of its members and raise support and awareness for its ever-evolving leadership programming.
Troop Round Up
An annual event, Troop Round Up is a great way to kick off the Girl Scout year in the fall. Girl Scouts who have renewed their membership for the upcoming year as well as newly-registered members are invited to Camp Cedarledge in Pevely or Camp Tuckaho in Troy for a day of outdoor exploration and discovery. With more than 800 Girl Scouts registered on average each year between both camp locations, Troop Round Up is a partnership opportunity with multiple benefits including employee volunteer opportunities and day-of curriculum/activity design (developed in conjunction with GSEM staff).
With the help of corporate sponsors, Dessert First raises significant funds annually to support Girl Scout programming across eastern Missouri. More than 500 people attend this flagship event every year where St. Louis chefs flex their baking skills and deliver one-of-a-kind Girl Scout Cookie-inspired creations! For more information on sponsorship levels for Dessert First, please click here.
Women’s Leadership Network
The Women’s Leadership Network brings adult women together in support of one another to positively influence future women in leadership. The Network exists as a framework to engage community members, former Girl Scouts, professional women and all others who believe in investing in girls with their time, talent and treasure. Corporate sponsors of the Women’s Leadership Network enjoy recognition at all WLN events throughout the year to an audience of vibrant and connected female leaders. For more information about WLN sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
Girl Scouts Go: Run for the Cookies
Girl Scouts Go is a family-friendly 5K run and 1-mile fun walk/run drawing 1,000+ participants annually. Corporate sponsors of this event may enjoy company recognition in multiple arenas including the Girl Scouts Go Race Registration website, onsite signage, all race communications (email, social), official Girl Scout Go apparel, and much more. For a full list of sponsorship levels and benefits, please click here.
April Showers is Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s largest annual community service event as well as the ONLY large-scale personal care drive in the region, collecting 1 million+ personal care items each year. The impact of April Showers on urban, rural and suburban populations within eastern Missouri is critical and immediate and its success is driven by the generosity found within our community and the many partnerships Girl Scouts form on a local level to serve those in need. Corporate support for this event comes with recognition on all April Showers materials (which are distributed widely throughout the community and directly on doorsteps throughout eastern Missouri). For a full list of sponsorship levels and benefits, please click here.
Other unique ways to support Girl Scouts in Eastern Missouri include hosting Girl Scouts at your place of work, providing them with entertainment experiences at sports games, artistic and cultural performances, serving as a “Mystery Guest” at one of our programs, and much more.
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