Girl Scouts of Historic
While we celebrated the Official 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting last
month with many special events, we'll continue to celebrate our 100th
throughout the rest of 2012 - it's the Year of the Girl!
Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 15 - April 21, so we'd like to take
this opportunity to thank all of our incredible Girl Scout
volunteers! We value your time, effort and talent all year round.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
100 years in savannah
March 12, 2012 marked the official 100th Anniversary of Girl
Scouting. Since Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in
Savannah, GSHG held numerous large-scale events there from March 10-12
to commemorate the 100th Anniversary. Over 3,500 Girl Scouts from
GSHG and across the country joined us for the Bridging to the Next
Century event, Party in the Park, Sunrise Ceremony and more!
Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us at these special events.
Please visit our Facebook page for
photos from these events, and feel free to post your own photos
summer camp 2012
we'll be celebrating the Year of the Girl with Journey camps,
water-fun weeks, badge-earning opportunities, camping through the
decades and more! Cost for Day Camp is $125/week. Cost for
Resident Camp is $250/week. Deadline to register is May 7, 2012.
Three weeks of camp will take place at Camp Martha Johnston, Camp
Concharty and Camp Tanglewood simultaneously:
S'mores Campout (Troops and individual Girl Scouts are welcome to
Resident Camp (June 3-8)
Day Camp (June 4-8)
Resident Camp (June 10-15)
Day Camp (June 11-15)
Resident Camp (June 17-22)
Day Camp (June 18-22)
Camp Open House will take place at Camp Concharty on April 21, Camp
Tanglewood on April 28 and Camp Martha Johnston on May 5. Read more...
highest awards ceremony
honoring girls and adult volunteers
You are invited to join us on Sunday, May 6, for
our Highest Awards Ceremonies taking place throughout the Council,
where we will recognize our Gold, Silver and Bronze Award recipients,
as well as our exceptional volunteers.
Please RSVP by April 23, 2012.
Elks Club in Gainesville
4:00-6:00pm | RSVP to Jennifer Browder
Holy Family Catholic Church in Columbus
3:00-5:00pm | RSVP to Valerie Ellis
Augusta Jewish Community Center in Augusta
4:00-6:00pm | RSVP to Sheri Matis
Avalon United Methodist Church in Albany
3:00-5:00pm | RSVP to Valerie Ellis
Camp Martha Johnston in Lizella (Macon)
2:00-5:00pm | RSVP to Jennifer Browder
Elks Club in Savannah
4:00-6:00pm | RSVP to Sheri Matis
scouts forever green
anniversary take action project
Take Action project is all about making the world a better place by
participating in projects which encourage simple changes that make a
big difference. Check out the website here to find out
everything you need to know about participating in these earth-friendly
activities. Girls, troops, and service units are encouraged to
choose projects about which the girls feel most strongly.
(Forever Green projects could also be great Girl Scout Bronze, Silver
and Gold Award projects!)
The focus months for these activities are February, March and April
this year, but feel free to continue these projects throughout
2012. You'll be asked record your work on the girlscouts.org
website, and when you're finished, you are eligible to receive the
Forever Green patch!
Join GSHG for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The Centennial
Camporee will take place June 25-30, 2012, in Savannah, Georgia.
Please note: The
location of this event has changed. We are very excited to be
partnering with Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah for the
Centennial Camporee, with special sessions/activities to be held at
beautiful Camp Low!
Registrations are still being accepted through Monday, April 16.
Except for the $75 deposit which must be paid for with money, GSHG
girls may use cookie dough to pay for a portion or all of the remaining
fees to attend the Camporee.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
100th anniversary photo contest
what can you do with 100?
In honor of our 100th Anniversary, troops were asked to
submit photos of themselves using the number or idea of
"100." We received lots of creative photos, so thank
you to everyone who participated. The winning photo was submitted
by Troop #40607 from the Magnolia Service Unit in Albany. Look
for it on the cover of our 2012 Fall Program Guide!
juliette low for the 100th
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts, the Georgia
Historical Society is honoring Juliette Gordon Low throughout this
entire year. Learn more about GHS and find great program ideas
for troops by visiting their website here!
getting to know her
GSHG's Legacy Circle members are a dynamic group of
volunteers who are truly committed to Girl Scouting. They have an
important voice in our council, meet regularly and participate in the
areas of alumnae recruitment, fund development, 100th Anniversary and
public relations. Meet one of our wonderful Legacy Circle Chairs,
Debra Harden, Ed.D.:
Debra Harden, Professional Development Director for the Georgia School
Superintendents Association (GSSA), is a career Georgia educator. Prior
to being superintendent, she held a variety of leadership positions,
including teacher, Director of Special Education, Principal and
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. After her retirement in
1999, she taught for Piedmont College and coordinated Piedmont's graduate
programs offered in several Gwinnett County schools.
In 1997, Dr. Harden was named a charter member of the prestigious
BellSouth/CLSR Superintendents Leadership Network and in 1999, she was
named Georgia's Superintendent of the Year. From 2005 - 2008,
Debra served as President of the Girl Scouts of Northeast
Georgia. She lives in Watkinsville, Georgia, with her husband,
Amrey. They have one son.
ops for older girls
McPherson Stansell Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 to a graduating
GSHG Girl Scout. Please note that the deadline has been extended
for this scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by April
10, and should be sent to Betsy Connell, GSHG, 906 Interstate Ridge
Drive, Suite E, Gainesville, GA 30501. The application is on our
website here, as well as
various other scholarship and funding opportunities.
info for volunteers
Early Bird Campaign will run from May 1st through June 30th. Please
pick up your Early Bird packet this month, as Service Units will
receive $1.00 for every girl who Early Birds!
are two new Spanish language program resources available to councils:
"Cambian el Mundo" for Brownies and "Apuntan a las
Estrellas" for Juniors. These books were created for girls,
volunteers and families to use together. Retail price is $7.
of GSUSA program resources into Braille is complete! This includes
all girl Journey books and adult guides, all grade levels of the
"Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting" and all badge
packets. A combination of grant funds makes it possible to
offer all Braille resources at no cost to councils. Please let
your Council shop know if this resource is needed in your area.
note: The membership year marks the GS Grade Level. A Brownie is a
Brownie until the new membership year begins on October 1st.
will have many volunteer training opportunities at ETC (Extreme Team
Conference) and LEAP (Leadership Experience for Adult
Pathways.) For dates and locations, please click here.
join us for our Centennial Camp & Outdoor Training opportunity
at Camp Martha Johnston May 18-20. More information available here.
troops on the move
1. The Jasmine
Service Unit of Camden County hosted a Star Party where
Girl Scouts discovered their inner astronomer. They viewed the
moon, planets and stars through telescopes, calculated their weight on
other planets, made a model of the solar system and more.
2. Girl Scouts from Troop #30370 of Richmond Hill
learned the basics of crocheting and then put those new skills to work by
creating scarves to donate to the 2012 Winter Special Olympics in
Georgia. For more information about this annual project, visit
3. Girl Scouts from the Greenbriar
Service Unit in Augusta participated in the Department of
Veterans Affairs' Stand Down community event for homeless veterans by
making 692 "no sew" scarves of all sizes, colors and styles.
4. Girl Scout
Troop #12810 of the Franklin Service Unit in the Athens
area donated 100 cans of soup to the Lavonia Food Bank for the 100th
Anniversary of Girl Scouting.
5. Girl Scout Troop
#40271 of Albany recently visited Covin Farm in Sasser,
GA, where they learned about growing vegetables. Now, the girls
will grow and harvest their own lettuce, which will be donated to
"Farm to Fork," a fundraiser that benefits the Lily Pad, an
organization that helps victims of child abuse.
6. Girl Scouts in Camden
County gathered at the George Bancroft Exhibit on Sunday,
March 11, for a special Promise Circle Ceremony to celebrate the 100th
Anniversary of Girl Scouts. Gold Award recipient Jessica Imgrund
was the master of ceremonies and Mayor William T. DeLoughy of St. Marys
attended as an honorable guest.
7. Girl Scouts from Troop
#30190 and #30454 from Jesup recently used some of their
cookie profits to visit St. Augustine, Florida. They learned much
of the city's history while visiting the Old Jail, the Old Town History
Museum, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park as well as many other
8. Girl Scout Daisy Troop
#30406 from Richmond Hill represented the country of
Jamaica at their recent World Thinking Day celebration.
Is your troop doing cool things? Take a photo and send it to email@example.com.
Please be sure to include your troop number, where you're from and a
short description of the event in your email.
observance of the Easter holiday, all Council shops will be closed on
Saturday, April 7;
however, they will be open on Saturday, April 14 instead.