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Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Newsletter

April 2013


in this issue

:: gshg updates via text message

:: early bird registration

:: high awards ceremonies

:: 100th anniversary dvd

:: summer camp 2013

:: gshg employment

:: here come the girl scouts

:: special project: flat juliettes



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National Volunteer Week is April 21 - April 27, and Girl Scout Leaders' Day is April 22, 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, and we know our Girl Scouts and their families do too!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff

get updates to your phone 

texts from gshg smart phone

You are now able to get important GSHG updates to your phone via text message!  Opt in to receive our weekly text update by texting the words "follow GSHGupdates" to 40404. It's that easy! Standard text messaging rates apply.

Please note: This service is provided by Twitter, so you may receive an occasional text/tweet from "Here's a Top Tweet."  To prevent these from coming to your phone, just reply to that message with the words "set discover off" so that you only receive GSHG texts.



early bird registration Early Bird 2014
whooo's an early bird?

GSHG's Early Bird registration will take place April 15-May 31. Every girl who re-registers during that time frame will receive the Early Bird 2014 patch (designed by Gabby Marin of Troop #30346!)  Troops who re-register during that time will receive a special program incentive.  Service Units will receive $1 per girl for every girl who re-registers using the E-Biz online registration system.

Reminder: The cost of registration will be $15, as the national increase in membership fees goes into effect for 2014.



high awards ceremonies Gold Award
bronze, silver, gold, and adult recognitions

This year's High Award Ceremonies honoring Bronze Award, Silver Award, Gold Award and Adult Recognitions recipients will be held at various locations throughout the council on Sunday, May 5, 2013.  Event details are as follows:

Albany: 3-5 pm at Valwood Performing Arts Center
Athens/Gainesville: 2-4 pm at Jackson Electric Membership Corp.
Augusta: 4-7 pm at the Elks Club #205
Columbus: 3-5 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church
Macon: 2-4:30 pm at Camp Martha Johnston
Savannah: 2-4 pm at the Elks Lodge

To register to attend, please email by April 22, 2013.



100th anniversary dvd  Video
a year in review

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has compiled hundreds of photos from all of our wonderful 100th Anniversary events throughout the council into one commemorative DVD that is now available for purchase in all council shops!  DVDs are $10 each and serve as a video scrapbook of the past year. 

summer camp 2013 Camp Girl Scouts
go outdoors

Girl Scout summer camp is a place where girls are empowered to step out of their comfort zone, takes risks and grow as leaders. GSHG's 2013 Summer Camp information is now available!  Camp overview postcards have been sent to Girl Scout homes and complete summer camp information is available on our website at!  Please note that the deadline to apply for camperships (financial aid) is April 12, and the deadline to register for camp sessions is May 1.



gshg employment Trefoil profile for web  
job opportunities

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has numerous job openings available:

  • Volunteer Management Manager - FT
  • Direct Delivery Assistants - PT
  • Summer Camp Staff - Seasonal

If you or someone you know is interested any of these positions, please review the Employment page of our website for application and more information. 



meet the author Here Come the Girl Scouts

here come the girl scouts 


Here Come the Girl Scouts author Shana Corey will appear as part of the Columbus Children's Book Festival at the Columbus Public Library on May 4, 2013, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  The event, sponsored by the Muscogee County Library Foundation is for children in Kindergarten - 5th grades. Girl Scouts are invited to come in uniform to speak to Ms. Corey and enjoy the festival.  



flat juliettes Flat Juliette

remembering kayla   

GSHG was recently contacted by a Girl Scout Cadette troop from New York who, in 2009, lost an 8-year-old member of their troop, Kayla Donohue, and her mother, Lori, when they were killed by a drunk driver.  The troop has since created KDAY, a memorial event held each year in June, to honor their memories and connect with other Girl Scouts.  

Last year, as part of their event, they made troops of Flat Juliettes.  On the back of each Juliette is Kayla's story, and in the spirit of sisterhood in Girl Scouting, they would like to start the Juliettes on an adventure.  GSHG troops are asked to take Juliette on an adventure and then create an 8.5"x11" scrapbook page recounting her adventure with the troop.  The NY troop hopes to receive several pages from each state by June 1, 2013. The stories will be shared at this year's event and then given to Kayla's family.  If interested in participating, please contact Robyn Scinta at  

important info for volunteers


  • ADULT RECOGNITIONS While the deadline to nominate volunteers for formal volunteer awards has passed, service units are still able to present awards of appreciation and recognition for outstanding support or service. (No nomination or application is required, so there is no deadline.)  Awards can be downloaded, purchased and presented by the Service Unit Leadership Team to the individuals, groups or organizations of their choosing.
  • ETC (Extreme Team Conferences): Save the date!  The ETC's are designed to support your Service Unit team. Service Unit team members can take position training or learn about new strategies and enrichments to your area's current Girl Scout programming.
    • Albany: July 27 at Victory Baptist Church (Tifton)
    • Athens/Gainesville: July 13 at Homer United Methodist Church (tentative)
    • Augusta: August 3 at St. Mark United Methodist Church
    • Columbus: August 3 at Spirit, Truth and Liberty Ministry
    • Macon: August 3 at Camp Martha Johnston (tentative)
    • Savannah: July 20 at Fort Stewart Main Chapel (Hinesville)
  • MORE GSHG TRAINING:  GSHG encourages all volunteers to regularly view our Volunteer Training calendar available on our website as we are always adding new trainings.  Dates are now posted for the following trainings:  
    • First Aid/Adult & Child CPR training
    • High Skills Training Weekend
    • Outdoor Skills 101
    • New Leader Teleconferences
    • Facilitator's Retreat
  • GSUSA TRAINING: Girl Scout University is currently offering several online trainings available to any Girl Scout volunteer:



information for alumnae:  Alumnae

All Girl Scout alumnae are invited to a Girl Scout Alumnae Reunion on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 1:00-6:00 pm at Camp Martha Johnston in Lizella, Georgia.

Revisit CMJ, renew friendships, share Girl Scout artifacts, and help create a digital archive. This free event is organized by alumnae of Troop 255, which met at Macon's Ingleside Baptist Church in the 1960s. Donations will be accepted to help with the upkeep of this beautiful camp.

For more information, please call Kathy at 478-747-3170.



troops on the move 


TOTM April 2013   

1.  Girl Scout Brownie Troop #11420 from Toccoa held a cookies and milk-themed cookie booth.  Afterwards, they repurposed their cardboard cookie cases/boxes by donating them to their local library for them to use to mail books.

2.  Girl Scout Brownie Troop #30420 of the Brunswick area participated in GSHG's Operation Pillowcase Dresses project by making dresses for young girls in Liberia.

3.  After working with Pastor Carol Morgan and Troop Leader Monica Harris for several weeks to develop a deeper relationship with God, 19 Brownies from Effingham County were recognized for their efforts in completing the God and Me award during a Girl Scout Sunday Service at Rincon United Methodist Church.

4.  Girl Scout Troop #60309 from Bleckley County recently participated in Girl Scout World Thinking Day.  They chose Nigeria as their country to learn about and then represent at the event.

5.  Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie Troop #30411 from Savannah recently participated in the enormous Savannah St. Patrick's Day parade.  The girls had a wonderful time singing and chanting along the whole parade route.

6.  Girl Scout Senior Troop #12307 attended the Kappa Delta campus tour at the University of Georgia in Athens last month.  The girls had a great time exploring the college, and it was an experience that none of them will forget.

7.  Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie Troop #50132 recently attended the Columbus City Council meeting where they led the Pledge of Allegiance.

8.  Girl Scout Troop #30084 of Waycross participated in Aeropostale's Teens for Jeans program.  They were able to collect and donate over 200 pairs of jeans for the cause!

9.  Girl Scout Troop #40369 of the Albany area presented 32 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to the Moody Air Force Base. MSgt. Wade Fleitman accepted the cookies for the base.

10.  Girl Scout Troop #30088 recently received a letter and personal visit from the commander of the National Guard who presented the troop with a commemorative coin to thank them for the ten cases of Girl Scout Cookies they donated to men and women serving in Iraq. 

Is your troop doing cool things? Take a photo and send it to   Please be sure to include your troop number, where you're from and a short description of the event in your email.
Note: Only high-resolution photos can be used. Please do not send photo collages.


Please note that due to the Masters' Golf Tournament, the Augusta Service Center
hours are limited for this week only:
Monday & Friday: CLOSED; Tuesday-Thursday: 10 AM - 1 PM

We apologize for any inconvenience.


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