Girl Scouts of Historic
This month, as we celebrate our century of trailblazing, we're rallying
the nation around the cause of girls' leadership.
We've watched girls back down, opt out, and shy away from leading. We've
seen girls bullied by their peers, pressured by industries that celebrate
unattainable beauty, and deciding against science and math. We've
struggled to explain why women hold only 17 percent of seats in the U.S.
Congress and 3 percent of the top positions at Fortune 500 companies.
Together, we can do better for girls, setting in motion a generational
change, so that every girl born today blossoms into her full potential.
Together, we can transform the leadership landscape, so that every girl,
in every zip code, stands up, stands out, and stands tall. Together, we can
get her there.
Check out ToGetHerThere.org with
a bold and ambitious goal: to achieve gender-balanced leadership-in every
industry and every community-in a single generation.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
girl scouts on the
month of great events
The past month has been a very exciting one for Girl Scouts of Historic
Georgia. We unearthed a 25-year-old time capsule at Camp Low in
Savannah, celebrated the 100th Anniversary at our Annual Meeting,
unveiled our new Girl Scout Cookie, Savannah Smiles, at a Cookie
Kick-off event for the media, met legislators at Girl Scout Day at the
Capitol in Atlanta and even honored Juliette Gordon Low, our Founder,
at the Georgia Day Parade in Savannah! Wonderful photos from all
these exciting events are available to view on our Facebook page here.
scouts forever green
anniversary take action project
Take Action project is all about making the world a better place by
participating in projects which encourage simple changes that make a
big difference. Check out the website here to find out
everything you need to know about participating in these earth-friendly
activities. The Historic Georgia Girl-Led GSLI team has decided
that everyone should have a choice about the project(s) in which she
participates, so girls, troops, and service units are encouraged to
choose projects about which the girls feel most strongly.
(Forever Green projects could also be great Girl Scout Bronze, Silver
and Gold Award projects!)
The focus months for these activities are February, March and April
this year, but feel free to continue these projects throughout
2012. You'll be asked record your work on the girlscouts.org
website, and when you're finished, you are eligible to receive the
Forever Green patch!
ops for older girls
scholarships and tlc
The GSUSA destinations
program is a wonderful way to expand your Girl Scout experience through
travel to different parts of the country and the world. It's not
too late to apply for a 2012 destination!
Please visit the 2012 destinations website here to see which destinations are
accepting "late" applications and which destinations are
The Channel Islands and San Juan Kayak destinations are offering
scholarships for girls to attend their destination. Girl Scouts of
Historic Georgia also has scholarship money available for destinations
travel. Read More...
Scholarship and Harris Scholarship are offered to girls in Historic
Georgia. Additional information and applications will be mailed to all
graduating 12th grade Girl Scout Ambassadors in the coming month.
Search for more college scholarships available to Girl Scouts at www.girlscouts.org.
A location has
been determined for the GSHG Teen Leadership Conference taking place
April 13-15, 2012. The conference will be held at Camp Concharty
near Columbus and will feature a wide range of girl-planned
activities. Save the date! More information will be
available in the coming weeks.
girl scout cookies
The 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Program is here! This year's theme is,
"What Can a Cookie Do? More Than You See." Girl
Scouts will learn about goal-setting, decision making, money
management, people skills and business ethics. EVERY girl
participating MUST be registered and all volunteers dealing with money
are required to complete a Volunteer Application and undergo background
Cookies have been delivered! Booth sales begin this Friday and
will take place through March 11. Please visit our website for
additional important dates and other information regarding the
2012 Girl Scout Cookie Program.
what can you
do with 100?
The deadline to submit your troop's photo is fast
approaching! If you want to see your picture on the cover of
GSHG's Fall Program Guide during the year of our 100th Anniversary,
submit a creative photo of you or your troop using the number or idea
of "100" in a photo for our 100th Anniversary Photo Contest.
The winner will be announced in the April edition of Samoa News, and the winning
troop's photo will be featured on the cover of the 2012 Fall Program
Submit your high quality digital photo (at least 300 ppi) by March 1, 2012,
to Debbie Caballero at email@example.com or Tara Panzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
world thinking day
Each year on
February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and
projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl
Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a
chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder
that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community - one of
nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The theme
for World Thinking Day 2012 is "Girls Worldwide Say, 'we can save
our planet.'" This theme is based on United Nation's Millennium
Development Goal 7 focused on environmental sustainability. The World
Thinking Day award is now an OFFICIAL Award and therefore it may be
worn on the front of the official uniform sash or vest. To earn
the award, girls complete one or more activities that can be found on
the national website girlscouts.org.
Do your part to make the planet a better place to live by creating a
PSA that asks others to "go green." Let people know what
changes they can make - big or small - that add up to keep us all safe
and healthy. GSUSA will accept entries here through April
30, 2012, and voting will close on May 15, 2012. The winning submission
will be produced as a professional PSA in Summer 2012!
scouts and religion
MY PROMISE, MY
The "My Promise My Faith" program complements faith-based
religious recognitions awards. A girl can choose to earn one or
both awards in any order at the appropriate grade level. My Promise
My Faith requirements are listed in the Girl Guides. They can be earned
each year! More information about other religious recognitions can be
found here or by
contacting the faith organizations.
SUNDAY SABBATH & SHABBAT
Girls have an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be
recognized as a Girl Scout. Girls may perform a service, such as
greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony. These days can also be a
time when girls explore other faiths. Girl Scout Week is celebrated
each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout
Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday,
inserts for Girl Scout Sabbath/Sunday are available! Please
email Christina Smith at email@example.com
to receive an electronic version of the insert via email if you would
like to print and share them with your place of worship.
legacy circle spotlight
to know her
GSHG's Legacy Circle members are a dynamic group of volunteers who are
truly committed to Girl Scouting. They have an important voice in
our council, meet regularly and participate in the areas of alumnae
recruitment, fund development, 100th Anniversary and public
relations. Meet one of our wonderful Legacy Circle Chairs, Sherry
her career in the credit union industry in 1984. She started as a
teller with Augusta Triple "C" Credit Union. She is
currently the CEO of the same credit union which is today called
Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union. After 22 years of experience
she still says the reason she loves working at the credit union is the
opportunity to work with people and improve the lives of the members of
In January of 1996 Sherry took over as CEO of the credit union.
In June of that year she graduated from Southeastern Regional Credit
Union School. The following year Sherry was recognized as
Professional of the Year by the Augusta Credit Union Chapter and the
Georgia Credit Union Affiliates.
Sherry is married and has two daughters and a 5 year old grandson.
GSHG would to thank Athens-area Membership Manager Terri Bear for her
years of service. Terri is the first GSHG Staff Membership to
reach retirement, and we wish her well in all of her future endeavors!
appreciate the opportunity to have made new friends and keep the
old," said Terri. She also shared the following lyrics from
what she remembers as an old Celtic song her troop used to sing before
closing out meetings:
Sisters, now our
meeting is over.
Sisters, we must
And, if I never
see you any more,
I will hold you in
Friends, now our
meeting is over.
Friends, we must
And, if I never
see you any more,
I will hold you in
summer camp 2012
we'll be celebrating the Year of the Girl with Journey camps,
water-fun weeks, badge-earning opportunities, camping through the
decades and more! Cost for Day Camp is $125/week. Cost for
Resident Camp is $250/week. Deadline to register is May 7, 2012.
Watch your mailbox for more summer camp information!
Three weeks of camp will take place at Camps Martha Johnston, Camp
Concharty and Camp Tanglewood simultaneously:
S'mores Campout (Troops and Individual Girl Scouts are welcome to
Resident Camp (June 3-8)
Day Camp (June 4-8)
Resident Camp (June 10-15)
Day Camp (June 11-15)
Resident Camp (June 17-22)
Day Camp (June 18-22)
Camp Open House will take place at Camp Concharty on April 21, Camp
Tanglewood on April 28 and Camp Martha Johnston on May 5.
anniversary in savannah
for your trip
Planning a trip to Savannah for the 100th Anniversary of Girl
Scouting? Be sure to visit our Savannah Area Resources Page for
information on local "Girl Scout-friendly" businesses (such
as hotels and tours.) Read more...
info for volunteers
leaders are encouraged to join us for one or more of our
upcoming New Leader Teleconference Calls. Bring your
questions! Click here for
dates and times.
is collecting old uniforms for 100th Anniversary displays throughout
the year. Please share with us your old sash/uniform along
with your contact information and pleas note if you would like for
it to be returned.
the ACH pilot (automatic withdrawal) for fall product sale, we
learned that troop accounts must be set up as business accounts in
order for the draw to be accomplished. The Bank Authorization
form is being adjusted. Please be aware of this if there are
any more new accounts being opened.
Financial Aid and Service Scholarships are available to adult
volunteers to help offset the cost of Girl Scout training. If
you have a volunteer interested in applying for either, please have
them complete the new Financial Aid/service scholarship form and
return it to Sheri Matis at firstname.lastname@example.org by the training
on the move
1. Girl Scout Junior Troop #30370
from Richmond Hill recently participated in the Juliette Low Heritage
Tour. The girls enjoyed being creative during the Sisters of the
Palette special interest session and a special pinning of the 100th
Anniversary Birthplace Pin in the garden.
2. Girl Scout Brownie Troop
#50105 from Columbus visited the Georgia Aquarium where
they spent the night learning about all types of sea life which inspired
some of the girls to want to work with dolphins.
3. The Greenbriar
Service Unit from the Augusta area held an Animalpalooza
event at Camp Tanglewood where Girl Scouts collected thousands of pounds
of food and pet supply items for two local animal rescue groups.
They also made and donated countless homemade biscuits for the dogs and
happy socks (toys stuffed with cotton and catnip) for the cats.
4. Girl Scout Cadette Troop
#30358 from the Savannah area hosted a Juliette Gordon
Low birthday celebration for Daisy Troop
#30387. The Cadettes made songs books for the
Daisies, taught them some songs and held a candle lighting ceremony in
honor of Juliette's birthday.
5. Girl Scout Troop
#30060 and Troop
#30093 from Savannah visited The Olde Pink House where
they learned about proper table etiquette and then enjoyed a 4-course
meal with their mothers.
6. Girl Scout Daisy Troop
#30387 from Rincon recently visited the Savannah National
Wildlife Refuge to learn about wildlife and their habitats. While at the
refuge, the girls completed the Junior Refuge Manager program and all got
a badge and a patch.
7. Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors from Troop #40233 and Troop #40388
of the Albany area participated in the Shoot the Bow program at Camp
Okitayakani on January 21, 2012.
8. Girl Scouts from the Marshes
of Glynn Service Unit adopted Overlook Park and recently
held a clean-up of the area.
9. Girl Scout Troop
#60321 of Warner Robins recently held a teddy bear tea
with their moms (and favorite teddy bears!)
10. Girl Scout Troop
#30244 from Charlton County collected personal hygiene
items, baby formula, and more for personal hygiene kits that were sent
with a friend visiting Haiti for a mission trip.
Is your troop doing cool things? Take a photo and send it to email@example.com.
Please be sure to include your troop number, where you're from and a
short description of the event in your email.
Check out our new and improved Google search function on our site at www.gshg.org!
THE DATE: High Awards Ceremonies will be held on May 6, 2012 throughout