Girl Scouts of Historic
are receiving this email because you or your daughter is a member of
or affiliated with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
We know how busy this time of year is for everyone, but we
sincerely hope that you get to relax and spend some quality time with
family and friends this holiday season. The new year is right
around the corner, and that means so is the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie
Program! Happy Holidays!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
your mark on history
This is your last chance to purchase a brick at the Girl Scout First
Headquarters building in Savannah. Make your mark at the Girl
Scouts' Early Meeting Place for the 100th Anniversary!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is replacing the bricks in the
courtyard at First Headquarters, which were laid in the 1970s, with
new, commemorative engraved bricks. Bricks will be
4"x8" in size, cost $100 each and can be engraved with your
name or a special Girl Scout message! Read more...
2013 girl scout
The Girl Scout Cookie Program officially begins on
January 4, 2013!
· Make plans to join us for the National Sleepover to kick off cookie
· Get cookie program-related forms and
resources you need on our website here!
· Volunteers who wish to order
promotional items may do so using this form. Deadline for orders is
January 10, 2013.
· Join us in celebrating National Girl
Scout Cookie Day on February 8, 2013. More details coming soon!
sister to sister
Many people in New Jersey are still feeling the effects of Super Storm
Sandy. While Girl Scouts from GSHG recently pulled together
hundreds of supplies to send to residents there, they still could use
some encouragement and support. Write a note to the girls in New
Jersey to help them know that their Girl Scout sisters are thinking of
them. Send your letters to the Northern New Jersey Council office
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Attn: Betty Garger, CEO
"Sister to Sister Letters"
95 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457
scout day at the capitol
take it to the house
the issues impacting girls in our community, connect
with community resources to research the issues(s) that interest you
action by meeting with your legislator to discuss
the issue(s) important to you... at Girl Scout Day at the Capitol
2013! The event will take place at the Georgia State Capitol
Building in Atlanta on February 12, 2013, and is open to all GSHG
Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Cost is $5 (no lunch) or $17
(with lunch.) For additional information and the registration
form, please visit our website here.
community service project
All girls and troops are invited to make a pillow case dress to send to
little girls in Liberia. 85% of the population in Liberia is living
below the international poverty line due to the aftermath of civil war.
You can help these girls feel pretty and important by making them a
pillowcase dress. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has a goal of
making 1,000 dresses by February 25, 2013! We are also accepting
donations of pillowcases and ribbon for spring program events where
girls will make the dresses. For more information and some
patterns for the dresses, please visit our website here.
annual business meeting
a year in review
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will hold our annual
meeting on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Camp Martha Johnston, Sweetwater
Retreat, Lizella, Georgia and will begin promptly at 12:30 pm.
Registration will open at 10:30 am with lunch to begin at 11:30
am. The cost for lunch will be $10.00 for all attendees
other than girls. We request an RSVP by January 31, 2013 from all
attendees to assist us in making the final lunch preparations.
Please RSVP to email@example.com.
View the list of elected
Delegates for the 2013 Annual Meeting.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is sometimes presented
with wonderful yet unexpected opportunities for our girls. Even
though the notice is short, we would still like to share information
with you regarding these opportunities, which we refer to as Pop-up
Opps. Here are a few that might interest you:
For more information about these and dozens of other
GSHG programs, please visit the event calendar on
design your own app
from the white house
Do you know any Girl Scouts who use apps on their
smartphones, tablet computers, or other mobile devices? If you do, the
White House has a fun and educational challenge for them! The Equal
Futures App Challenge asks girls to create an app that promotes civic
education and/or inspires other girls to serve as leaders in our
Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, will
serve as a judge in the White House's Equal Futures App Challenge,
alongside some great people like Jack Dorsey, creator and co-founder of
Twitter, Representative Barbara Ballard, Andrew Shue, co-founder of
dosomething.org, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and many more. Notable apps
will be highlighted on the White House website and in the White House
blog. For more on the challenge, go to http://equalfutures.challenge.gov/.
Individuals can submit their app until January 12th, 2013 at 12:00am
youth leadership awards
accepting nominations now
Do you know a Georgia student who has started their own business,
founded their own non-profit organization, created their own charity
event or led a significant community service project? Nominate
them for the 21st Century Leaders Georgia Youth Leadership
21st Century Leaders, in partnership with the Atlanta Business
Chronicle's 40 Under 40, will select the top 20 Georgia youth under the
age of 20 who have made a significant impact on their schools or local
communities. Award recipients will be formally honored and have
their projects showcased at the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards in
Nominations accepted through December 31, 2012. Click here for the
nomination form and for additional information.
- The brand
new Online Girl Scout Shop is now LIVE on our website here. Now you can
shop the full Girl Scout assortment plus our council's own
merchandise all in the same place!
note that all Council Shops will be closed on Friday, December 21st
at noon and will reopen at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 2nd. Shops
will also be open on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
important info for volunteers
- ADULT RECOGNITIONS:
Recognize a volunteer for outstanding service to girls by nominating
her/him for a Girl Scout Adult Recognition Award. Details and
nomination forms are available here and must be
submitted to Lena Applegate at firstname.lastname@example.org
by February 4 at 9:00 am.
GSHG is offering two Low Ropes & High Challenge Course
Facilitator trainings this winter: one at Camp Low January 25-27
(deadline to register is January 7) and one at Camp Concharty March
15-17. Four Outdoor Skills 101 trainings and a New Leader
Teleconference have also been scheduled. For additional
information on these and other training opportunities, please view
the Volunteer Training section of our website calendar.
- SAFETY CHECKPOINTS:
The new Safety Activity Checkpoints are available in the
Volunteer Resources section of the GSHG website. Troops may use
either the new Checkpoints or the Safety Wise book to inform their
safety plans until June 1, 2013, at which time Safety Wise will no
longer be used. If you have a safety question please send it to us
- HELP NEEDED:
GSHG is in need of more Event Directors, Grade Level Facilitators
and Gold Award Mentors. The Event Director position is a fun
and important job for those interested in the planning and
implementation of Girl Scout program events. If interested,
please contact your Membership Manager. If interested in
becoming a Grade Level Facilitator, you will need to take
Facilitating Adult Learning and co-train Grade Level in order to
become qualified. Check www.gshg.org for scheduled Grade
Level training dates. Those interested in helping girls earn
their highest award as a Gold Award Mentor should contact Betsy
Connell at email@example.com.
- QSP QUICK
All troops (not just new ones) can now continue to sell magazines at
any time during the year to earn troop funds. When outside of
our fall sale dates, troops will still earn $3 per subscription;
however, the girls will not earn incentives. Please contact
your Product Sales staff member for additional information.
troops on the move
1. Girl Scouts
from Troop #50105 of Columbus led the Pledge of Allegiance at the
"Paint the Town Pink" breast cancer awareness walk/run event in
2. Girl Scouts from the Marshes of Glynn Service Unit adopted
Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park in Brunswick. Each month, Girl Scout
Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors get together to
clean up the park.
3. Girl Scout Brownie/Junior Troop #40302 from Cordele recently
participated in the restoration of oyster beds at Skidaway Island in
Savannah, Georgia. The girls spent several hours filling mesh bags with
oyster shells used to restore the reefs.
4. In celebration of Juliette Gordon Low's birthday in October, the
Girl Scout troops #60157, #60191, #60132, and #60078 from Warner Robins
collected items needed to host a birthday party and then assembled
several kits, each known as a "Birthday in a Bag." The
bags contained cake mix, frosting, plates, cups, candles, party favors,
decorations, and more. The girls then donated these bags to the
Sacred Heart Christian Service Center for those in need.
5. Girl Scout Troop #30480 from Savannah had a community service
table at the local Ronald McDonald House's "McHappy Day"
celebration. They had a wonderful time teaching both children and adults
how to make turkey cookies and wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
6. Girl Scout Troop #11210 from Cornelia used the proceeds from
their Fall Product Sale to make Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes to
send to needy children around the world for Christmas. Each girl
made a box and then went shopping to fill it with toys, school supplies
and hygiene items.
7. Girl Scout Mary Surber of Troop #30197 from Effingham County
worked at Teach Right to complete the "learn the basics of running a
business" requirement of the Junior Business Owner Badge. She
learned that a typical day of work includes serving customers, as well as
completing orders, bookkeeping and pay roll tasks. Mary's favorite
part was when she learned how to work the cash register and checked out
8. Girl Scout Troop #50105 of the Columbus area attended
"Night on Ice," where they watched the Columbus Cottonmouths
hockey game and then spent the night on the ice. Girls also
exchanged SWAPs and played on the ice. In total, 225 people
attended the game and 170 girls spent the night!
9. Girl Scout Troop #40369 of Albany made hand puppets for the
Shiners' Hospital. The Shiners handed them out to the children
10. The Marshes of Glynn Service Unit from Brunswick thanked local
veterans by marching in the Veterans' Day parade in their community on
Is your 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.
All GSHG offices and council shops will be closed on Friday, December
21st at noon and will reopen at 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 2nd. Shops
will also be open on Saturday, January 5, 2013.