(INDIANAPOLIS) -Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is launching a new community-centric service model to provide greater support for members, volunteers, families, and communities within their 45-county footprint.
Through this new two-pronged shift, the organization will save $312,000 annually that will then be reinvested back into girl programming and camps.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has relocated all membership field staff to 24 co-working spaces throughout central Indiana. This new model will help employees get out into the communities they serve to better support girls, families, and volunteers.
Each unique co-working space will also offer networking opportunities, Girl Scout community engagement, and in many locations, areas to build additional Girl Scout program options.
Over the next 12 months, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is also shifting their retail store presence from seven physical offices and shops to the creation of new pop-up shops with more than 120 locations.
At each of these weekend-only pop-up shops, Girl Scout gear, fun swag, and select badges and patches will be available for purchase while program team members offer unique Girl Scout badge-earning program opportunities for girl members.
“With this new way of work, volunteers and families in communities like Linton, Greensburg, Muncie, Remington, Zionsville, Franklin, and so many others, who would have had to travel to a Girl Scout shop, a meeting with a membership staff member or a Girl Scout program, will now be able to find us where they live and work,” said Danielle Shockey, CEO for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana will be converting service centers in Lafayette, Daleville, and Terre Haute to additional program space.
Council locations in Edinburg, Richmond, Kokomo, and Bloomington will be closing throughout the next several months. You can find a list of pop-up shop locations here. Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten through grade 12. Adults over the age of 18 may also become volunteers. Financial assistance is available.
To join, visit www.girlscoutsindiana.org/join.
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