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Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 4:27 PM

To: Tara Nobles

Subject: GGT Returns from Italy, Buzzing for eBiz, and more!


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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!


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programs and other fun stuff


  • Funded 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 >>
  • GSUSA 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 >>
  • The 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.
  • Coffee-mate 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  >>
  • Tell 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 and volunteers


  • Join 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 >>
  • LEAP (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 events.
  • Troops 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 program.
  • Service Units must submit Annual Meeting delegate nominees to their Membership Manager no later than September, as ballots will be distributed in October.


financial support


  • Are you a Kroger shopper?  Register for their Community Rewards Program today and start earning (just by shopping) for GSHG!  Read More >>
  • Daisies 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!
  • GSHG's Fall Product Sale is right around the corner!  The entire 2013-2014 Product Sales Calendar is available now.  Read More >> 




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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.  




  • GSHG 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 >>
  • The Gainesville shop hours have recently changed to 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday and 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday.
  • Tax 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.


don't forget:


  • Current 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.
  • Our 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.
  • All council service centers and shops will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.
  • 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.  Standard text messaging rates apply.
  • Much, much more information is always available at


troops on the move


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. 

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.
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