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  • Girl Scout QuestFest Empowers Girls


    Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia's CEO, Sue Else, talks Girl Scout QuestFest in the Local Flavor section of April's Georgia Trend.


  • Gainesville Women of Distinction


    In keeping with tradition, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia hosted an annual luncheon to honor an outstanding woman in the Gainesville community. This year, we honored Lynda Askew.

    In a quote from WDUN, our CEO, Sue Else, says Lynda is the epitome of showing girls what they can do if they put their mind to it.

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  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend


    Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scout Selling Cookies in style by hosting culinary contests in the Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah areas over National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, February 24-26, 2017.

    Not only did we savor every delicious entry but we enjoyed working with our local restaurant and media partners to promote our unique financial literacy program and the skills that it teaches.

    Selected by combination of people’s choice votes and judges’ scores, the winning restaurants, along with the season’s media coverage, are below. Pictures are located here.  2017 Winners Augusta: Edgar's Grille Macon: Tommy's  Athens: Viva! Argentine Cuisine, Hendershots Coffee Columbus: Steamy's, Central High School Culinary Program Savannah: Savannah Rae's Gourmet Popcorn, Pirate's House Media Coverage WTOC  WSAV ...



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  • QuestFest Certificate Available Now


    Give her the gift of Girl Scout QuestFest, an adventurous experience that she’ll never forget! Before printing your certificate, which is located here, be sure to register online at gsquestfest.org.


  • Girl Scouts Give Back: Hurricane Matthew


    In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, several GSHG troops rallied together to tackle projects like cleaning up debris off public walkways, handing out water bottles and even passing out Girl Scout cookies! We’re proud of our scouts for making the world a better place one small act of kindness at a time. Pictured, Troop 30157 passes out boxes of Do-si-dos and Savannah Smiles to Georgia Power linemen working hard to restore power in the Savannah area. From the looks of it, this brought smiles to their faces! 

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  • Dionne Named 2016 National Young Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of USA


    Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia announced that Katie Rose Dionne was named by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) as a 2016 National Young Woman of Distinction, the organization’s most prestigious honor. Dionne is a member of Troop #10800 from Gainesville, GA.

    Annually, GSUSA selects ten National Young Women of Distinction from the thousands of Girl Scout candidates who have earned their Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, as a result of their efforts to transform an idea for change into an actionable plan with measurable, sustainable and far-reaching impact at the local, national and global levels. Approximately five percent of all Girl Scouts earn their Gold Award each year—and just ten girls in this already-high-achieving group receive the National Young Woman of Distinction honor.

    For her Gold Award project, Dionne elected to fight hunger in her community through the creation of the Sow More, Grow More program, which encourages farmers and community members to donate fruits and vegetables to Community Food Bank. The program, which runs during the summer months when children are most vulnerable to hunger, was developed to be easily adaptable to any community.

    Dionne says that inspiration for the program came from finding out that a friend was directly affected by the issue.

    “On Fridays, the cafeteria ladies would usually leave out extra food,” she said. “One day they left sandwiches, and one of my friends grabbed a lot of them. I...



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  • GSHG Presents Highest Awards


    On Sunday, May 2, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia honored Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors that earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award at formal ceremonies across the state. Younger Girl Scouts who earned the Silver or Bronze Award and volunteers who earned council and/or board level awards were also honored at these ceremonies. The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. It recognizes the work of Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, 9th – 12th graders, who have made outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, and personal development. Each girl working toward the Girl Scout Gold Award spends a minimum of 80 hours planning and implementing a leadership project that puts the Girl Scout Promise and Law into action and makes a positive and lasting impact on her community. The council awarded 36 Gold Awards this year council-wide. Check out some of the great media coverage of these events: WMAZ Macon - Girl Scouts celebrate anniversary of Gold Award WTOC Savannah - Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia hold Highest Awards ceremony WTVM Columbus -...



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  • Help the Gold Award Shine on Capitol Hill


    ACT NOW >> It’s a big day for Girl Scouts in Washington! Girl Scouts’ bipartisan Troop Capitol Hill, an honorary troop made up of all of the female members of the United States Congress, formally introduced a resolution calling on the House and Senate to join the Girl Scout movement and Girl Scouts across the country in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award. Throughout 2016, Girl Scouts all over America are “Celebrating 100 Years of Changing the World,” highlighting girls and women who have received their Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, and recognizing a century of girls whose “Take Action” projects have created meaningful, sustainable change in their communities. The resolution was introduced in the Senate by Troop Capitol Hill co-chairs Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and in the House by co-chair Susan Brooks (R-IN) and troop member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). With today’s resolution, Girl Scouts has formally invited the U.S. government to join the celebration! As further background, the Gold A...



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  • GSHG Unveils SHE WILL Campaign


    Like the Girl Scouts that came before us and blazed the trails, it is our turn to chart the way. Using our resources wisely, we will prepare today's girls for tomorrow.  SHE WILL is the new strategic vision for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.

    GSHG is taking courageous action to ensure a bright future for our girls. Join the SHE WILL conversation as we honor our past while embracing the future of Girl Scouting.  Because together, we can make a courageous commitment to strenthen our council and continue to provide girls a powerful, life-changing Girl Scout experience.  Starting next week, we will be holding Leadership Chats across the council, and we invite you to join us for the one in your area. 

    Share your vision with us and receive SHE WILL patch.  "We know," says GSHG CEO Sue Else, "SHE WILL do great things!"  For more information on our SHE WILL campaign, visit our special SHE WILL website!

    Questions? Please contact us at SheWill@gshg.org.

  • GSHG Annual Meeting Information


    Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is pleased to announce that our 2016 Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Camp Martha Johnston (Sweetwater Retreat) in Lizella, Georgia. All members of the organization are welcome to attend. 10:30 am    Registration opens; this will also serve as a volunteer connection/social hour 11:30 am    Lunch 12:30 pm    Annual Meeting begins Cost: $10.00 for each adult attendee (no cost to girl members) Registration: Please register online by Friday, January 15, 2016. Questions?  Please contact meetingrsvp@gshg.org. Please review the following documents prior to the meeting: - 2016 Annual Meeting Call to Action - 2016 Annual Meeting Delegates - 2016 Annal Meeting Agenda -...



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  • Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Scholarship Application


    Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is pleased to announce a new $500 scholarship available for graduating seniors who are Girl Scouts in our council. This scholarshipl is to help recognize outstanding Girl Scouts and provide visibility for girls and Girl Scouts in general. All applications must be post-marked and received into a local council office by Feb. 1, 2016. 

  • GSHG's Online Camp Reservation System is Now Live!


    Camp property reservations for 2016 are available beginning October 1, 2015, and now members of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia can make property reservations online!  Simply visit our Properties page and click on the corresponding camp to make reservations.

    We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to make enhancements to our online reservations system.  If you encounter any issues, please report them by emailing reservations@gshg.org.

    Non-GSHG individuals wishing to reserve any of our camp properties should continue to make these arrangements by contacting reservations@gshg.org. (This includes church groups, Boy Scout groups, businesses and individuals.)

    Thanks for your support!

  • New and Improved GSHG Website is Now Live!


    Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is so excited to welcome you to our new website!

    The brand new gshg.org has a fresh, new look, easy-to-navigate design and improved features and functionality. Some of the highlights of the new site include:

    • a mobile-friendly design so it can be easily viewed and navigated on any device;
    • a searchable forms library that will allow you to find forms and files based on category or keyword;
    • an events calendar with advanced search capabilities and a convenient calendar view; 
    • banner ads throughout the site to promote seasonal initiatives, and much more!

    We’re one of nearly 30 councils from across the country that have transitioned to this new national web platform, which features both up-to-date national content from GSUSA, along with important resources and information specific to our council.

    Questions or comments about the new site? Let us know!

  • Announcement: New Council Shop Hours


    This fall, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will offer extended hours in the Athens, Augusta, Gainesville, Macon and Savannah shops on Tuesdays for your convenience.  From now through November 3, 2015, these shops will be open from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm every Tuesday. (Shop hours will remain 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Fridays.)

    Don’t forget: Our online council shop is always open 24/7! 

  • Peach State Presents GSHG with $10,000 Check for Anti-Bullying Program


    Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia and Peach State Health Plan are teaming up to help stamp out bullying across Georgia through the Girl Scout "Be a Friend First" program. Representatives from Peach State Health Plan presented a $10,000 check for the anti-bullying program, on Thursday, July 30.

    “Peach State Health Plan and our parent company, Centene Corporation, are dedicated to raising anti-bullying awareness. We are very proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia on the Be A Friend First anti-bullying program for middle school girls,” said Debra Peterson-Smith, vice president of operations, Peach State Health Plan.

    Be a Friend First (BFF) is a program geared toward middle school-aged girls that guides them in building healthy relationship skills and facilitates open discussion and anti-bullying role play. Sometimes, when girls stand up for one another, the bullying stops immediately. Like, within 10 seconds! BFF gives girls the tools to feel safe at school, online, and everywhere in between.

    BFF teaches girls to recognize bullying, how to resolve conflicts, boost their confidence, to be a better friend, to have better friends and to find the right words to stop bullying—once and for all.

    “Girl Scout values are based on friendship, individual responsibility and mutual respect. These values leave no room for bullying behavior. Our partnership with Peach State Health Plan will allow us to reach out to more Georgia girls, he...



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  • Longing to be a Girl Scout with Laverne, the Long Dog!


    In episode three of Longing to be a Girl Scout, Laverne goes to summer camp!

  • Girls’ Choice Outdoor Badges are Now Available!


    You voted, and now they’re here! This summer, girls will have the opportunity to earn Outdoor AdventurerHorseback RidingArcheryPaddling and Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges. The Girls’ Choice Outdoor badge materials and guidelines are now available online.

    While girls can begin earning badges this summer, the badges themselves and the physical booklets will be available from the Council shops in the fall. Stay tuned to our website for more information.