It's time to
go back to school, and if you haven't already, back to GIRL
SCOUTS! We're kicking off the new school year with this new and
improved version of Samoa News, our council e-newsletter. We
know you're always on the go, so this new format is mobile-friendly
so you can view all of our important news and updates on your
phone. We hope you enjoy it. Happy Girl Scouting!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
other fun stuff
by a grant from Alcoa, GSHG's Global Green Team recently
returned from their week-long trip to Italy where they worked
on an environmental project with sister Girl Scouts. See Photos
has recently published updated standards for Council's Own
badges, and as a result, the Council's Own badges offered by
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will be going through updates
soon, and some of them will be retired. Read More
ABC Summer of Service Awards recognize young people who are
creating positive change in their communities with an award to
assist them in continuing their good work.
is conducting a nationwide casting search for the star of a
new television commercial promoting the nationally-licensed
Coffee-mate Girl Scouts creamers. Girl Scouts will be able to
audition by uploading an audition video to the Coffee-mate
website between July 30 and August 13. Read More
us about your great work! Girls and adults can now track
their community service hours through the President's
Volunteer Service Award website. Girls completing 25 hours of
service or more will receive a free patch. Read More >>
for troop leaders
us for Buzzing for Ebiz on September 16th! This is an
opportunity to get the face-to-face help you need and 15% off
your purchases in the shop. Read More
(Leadership Experience for Adult Pathways) Conference will be
taking place throughout the Council in September and
October. Please make plans to join us for one of these
must register by September 16 if participating in the fall
product program (and if they want to use Troop Management in
eBiz) and by December 2 in order to participate in the cookie
Units must submit Annual Meeting delegate nominees to their
Membership Manager no later than September, as ballots will be
distributed in October.
you a Kroger shopper? Register for their Community
Rewards Program today and start earning (just by shopping) for
GSHG! Read More
and Brownies with a desire to help others can make a
difference with GSHG's new "I am a Philanthropist"
program, coming soon! More information will be announced
here as it becomes available or contact
your local Fund Development representative today!
Fall Product Sale is right around the corner! The entire
2013-2014 Product Sales Calendar is available now. Read More
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Board Chair Donald Gregory (far
left) and Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Legette (far right)
recently met with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson to request his
support for Senate Bill #1302. Also pictured are Girl Scouts of
Greater Atlanta Chief Financial Officer Diana Champ Davis and Board
Chair Mary Plant.
is in need of volunteers to assist with upcoming inventory at
each of our council shop locations September 16-20 and
25-27. Read More
Gainesville shop hours have recently changed to 11:00 am -
5:00 pm Monday - Thursday and 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday.
Free Weekend in Georgia takes place this weekend. All
council shops will offer no sales tax on qualified items on
Friday, August 9, and First Headquarters in Savannah will
offer no sales tax on Saturday, August 10.
cookie credits expire on September 20, 2013. Please plan
to use yours for program registration or in the council shop
prior to this date. Cookie credit orders for the shop
must be received by the council no later than noon on
September 20, 2013. Any orders received thereafter will
not be processed.
eBiz online registration site will undergo a major upgrade
this weekend. eBiz will be unavailable from Friday,
August 9th at 5:00 pm until Tuesday, August 13th at 8:00 am.
council service centers and shops will be closed on Monday,
September 2, in observance of Labor Day.
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. Standard text
messaging rates apply.
much more information is always available at www.gshg.org!
1. After earning their Painting badge, Girl Scout Brownie Troop #11919
of Braselton celebrated by attending a painting class where each
girl selected a figurine to paint and take home. Each girl
also brought along a "Flat Juliette" they made as part of
the "Sisterhood of Girl Scouting" project for a Cadette
troop from New York. The troop then made a scrapbook
detailing their adventures and mailed it in time for K-Day, an
annual event that honors a Girl Scout and her mother who were
tragically killed by a drunk driver.
2. After learning about how low the blood supply is in the
state of Georgia, Cadette Troop
#60504 from Warner Robins recently partnered with
the Red Cross to plan, organize and host a record-breaking blood
drive at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warner Robins for
their Silver Award. The girls toured the Red Cross blood
processing center as part of their preparation, obtained numerous
sponsors for their event and had over 100 people register to give
blood on June 28th!
3. After learning about camping, putting up tents, and
cooking outdoors, Brownie Troop
#12304 from Crawford recently put their new skills
to use during their three-day camping trip at Stone Mountain Park.
The troop had a wonderful time! They enjoyed nature hikes,
went swimming, and toured Stone Mountain.
4. The summer Traveling
Troop from the Augusta area recently visited their
local Chik-fil-a where they took a tour, explored career
opportunities, enjoyed some ice cream and made cow crafts.
troop doing cool things? Take a photo and send
it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to include your troop number, where you're from and
a short description of the event in your email.
high-resolution photos can be used. Please do not send photo