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.
February 8th was the inaugural National Girl Scout Cookie
Day, and it was a blast! All over the nation, girls, volunteers,
and staff told the story of the Girl Scout Cookie Program; however, it
was more than just a celebration. It was an opportunity to let the
nation know that our cookie program isn't about cookies alone - it's also
about teaching girls five business skills (goal setting, decision making,
money management, people skills, and business ethics) essential to
leadership, to success, and to life. The message that buying Girl Scout
Cookies is an investment in the future came through loud and clear, and
millions of Americans now have a much clearer understanding of the role
the Girl Scout Cookie Program plays in developing girls of courage,
confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
message from the board
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia announces the retirement of our first
CEO, Margaret Skene, effective in May. Margaret brought business savvy
along with a passion and lifelong commitment to Girl Scouting when she
joined the council at its inception in 2008.
"It has been a singular honor to serve as the first Chief
Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia," Margaret
said in her letter to the Board. "Always, I have had a strong
sense of the legacy that Historic Georgia carries in representing the
beginnings of the Girl Scout Movement." Read More...
a year in review
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is excited to announce
that we are compiling hundreds of photos from all of our wonderful
100th Anniversary events throughout the council into one commemorative
DVD that will be available beginning Girl Scout Week in March.
DVDs will be just $10 each and serve as a video scrapbook of the past
year. To order, please complete this form and return it to Debbie
Caballero by March 1, 2013.
All girls and troops are still invited to make a pillow case dress to
send to little girls in Liberia. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
has a goal of making 1,000 dresses by February 25, 2013, which is
fast-approaching. Read More...
At Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia's Annual Meeting held on February 9,
several new members were elected to our Board of Directors. GSHG
would like to welcome Pam White-Colbert (Secretary), New
Members-at-Large Thomas (Tom) Feldman, Rebecca (Becky) Lee, Dr. Sally
Whatley and Gwen Y. Wood, and new Board Development Committee members
Franklin (Tommy) Coleman and Cyndey Costello Busbee.
2013 girl scout
what can a
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is officially here!
· Get cookie program-related forms and
resources you need on our website here!
Download Girl Scout Cookie
Program images, flyers, etc. in our Cookie Tools section here!
· Use this flyer to aid in your "Operation
Cookies From Home" efforts! Ask your local church, civic
group or club to donate cookies to send to our service members
overseas. Ask local fire and/or police departments to purchase by
the case and challenge other groups to exceed their purchase. Get
· Bling your booth! Decorate your
cookie booth, take a photo and submit it to Jacki Gaytan at email@example.com no later than March
11, 2013. All photos will be uploaded to a Facebook album for voting.
The first place winner in each level will win a booth sale patch and a
"Bling my Booth" patch for each girl.
· Important Cookie Program Dates:
February 8-14 - Cookie Deliveries
February 15-March 10 - Booth Sales
March 3 - 1/2 of Money Due to Council
March 12 - All Funds Due to Council
best buy scholarship
Best Buy is offering 1,100 scholarships of $1,000 each
to teens in grades 9-12 who demonstrate good grades and commitment to
community service. Deadline is Friday, February 15. Click here for more
information and to apply.
visit website for info
We are constantly updating our website calendar with
program opportunities for Girl Scouts; some are council-run programs
and some are programs offered by outside vendors, such as the Harlem
Globetrotters, Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey,
and more! Don't forget to check out these opportunities by
selecting "Outside Programs for GSHG" from the drop-down menu
on our website calendar.
It is with a heavy heart that Girl Scouts of Historic
Georgia must announce the passing of long-time Girl Scout Clementi
Holder of Athens. She was a Girl Scout for more than 80 years and
participated in many of GSHG's 100th Anniversary events throughout the
past year. Many young Girl Scouts approached her to ask if she
was Juliette Low, which made both her and the staff smile. With
the help of Anna Maria Chavez, GSUSA CEO, we were able to present Ms.
Clementi with her long-awaited Golden Eaglet pin last year. Our
condolences to her family, as she will be greatly missed by all who
gs centennial silver dollar
on sale soon
The 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar will go on
sale on Thursday, February 28 at noon ET. The United States Mint set
the cost of the coin as $54.95. We're excited about this historic
moment, and the up to $3.5 million the national organization stands to
receive from the coin's sale, which will go to national program
development and delivery.
Coins must be purchased directly from the U.S. Mint, as the GSHG
Council Shops will not be carrying them. The Commemorative Coin will be
available for all to purchase from the United States Mint at
1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) and/or at www.usmint.gov
(click on Shop, then Commemoratives).
gordon low day
make it happen
Girl Scout Troop #11809 of the Athens area recently
visited the WhiteHouse.gov
website and created a petition to declare October 31 as Juliette Gordon
Low Day. In order to be reviewed and considered by the White
House, the petition needs to have 100,000 signatures by March 10,
2013. To support the cause, view and sign the petition at http://wh.gov/p6W0.
Please feel free to share this cause with your friends and family via
email and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Girl Scout Week is March 10-16, 2013. Show your
Girl Scout pride by participating in local church services, by wearing
green or wearing your uniform to school, or by completing a special
community service project during Girl Scout Week. Church bulletin
inserts are available on the website and/or can
be ordered by contacting Christina Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Please note that March 15 is the deadline for girls who wish
to be recognized at these ceremonies to submit their paperwork.
Each year on February 22, Girl Scouts celebrate World
Thinking Day by participating in activities and projects with global
themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other
countries. Girls celebrate international friendships, but are also
reminded that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community. To
learn about this year's theme, download Thinking Day activity packs,
send Thinking Day e-cards and see Girl Scout/Girl Guide uniforms from
around the world, visit the World Thinking Day site!
make your mark on history
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts by making your mark at
the organization's earliest meeting place. Girl Scouts of
Historic Georgia is replacing bricks laid in the courtyard at First
Headquarters in the 1970s, with new, commemorative engraved
bricks. Each brick is 4"x8" and, for a donation of
$100, can be engraved with your name or a special Girl Scout message!
The deadline to purchase a brick at First Headquarters has been extended to March 31, 2013.
- GSHG is
currently experiencing some delays in shipping from GSUSA, in some
cases up to several weeks. While the situation is expected to
improve in the coming weeks, we still ask that you please place
orders for cookie pins, patches, badges and awards to your local
council shop early so that the shop staff can ensure that they'll
have everything that you need in stock.
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 email@example.com
by February 18 at 9:00 am.
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:
- Low Ropes & High Challenge Course
- First Aid/Adult & Child CPR training
- High Skills Training Weekend
- Outdoor Skills 101
- New Leader Teleconferences
troops on the move
1. Girl Scout
#20413 from Evans, GA visited Elmcroft, an assisted
living facility, where they sang Christmas carols for the residents there
before the holidays.
2. Girl Scout Troop
#60309 from Bleckley County recently enjoyed a day full
of activities! They participated in a Christmas parade and then
went caroling at Bryants Nursing Home where they presented the residents
with cards and socks. Afterwards, they took a hike and collected
litter along the trail. Lastly, they stopped for ice cream and
worked on their Journeys.
3. Girl Scout Brownie Troop
#11919 from Braselton slept with the fishes at Girl Scout
Night at the Atlanta Georgia Aquarium in January. The girls went
behind the scenes and toured the facilities, learned how the aquarium
takes care of aquatic animals, slept in front of the giant aquarium and
watched the dolphin show.
4. Girl Scout Troop
#30456 from Richmond Hill joined almost 200 other Girl
Scouts in celebrating World Thinking Day. The girls collected 52
pillowcase dresses for GSHG's service project for girls in Liberia and
had fun exploring 19 different countries.
5. Girl Scouts from Troop
#50248 of the Columbus area recently visited WTVM, a
local TV station in their city. They took a tour of the facilities
and met some of the on-air TV personalities.
6. Girl Scout Troop
#12021 from Athens recently toured the Athens Recycling
Center and learned about many ways to "use resources wisely"
and "make the world a better place."
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.