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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are at the tail end of our
wonderful 100th Anniversary celebration, and we're just beginning the
Girl Scout Cookie Program! We also have dozens of other program
opportunities taking place throughout the Council over the coming months.
Visit www.gshg.org to view our program calendar
or watch your (snail) mailbox, as you should receive our program mailing
any day now.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
what can a
The Girl Scout Cookie Program officially began on
January 4, 2013!
· 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!
· Important Cookie Program Dates:
January 21 - Orders due into eBudde
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
Girl Scout destinations
offer you a chance to go somewhere new, do something different and meet
people from everywhere you can imagine. The deadline to apply for
Adventure: Peru and Andes Trekking: Peru destinations
has recently been extended to January 31, 2013. Scholarships are
available for these opportunities. For more information, please
visit www.girlscouts.org/program/travel and
submit applications and reference letters to Toya Winder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 will be available on the website and/or through your local GSHG
Membership Manager next month.
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.
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. Read More...
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
girl 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.
- 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 Monday, January 21, in
observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
You're invited to join GSHG in celebrating the next century of Girl
Scouting at the Girl Scout Alumnae Tea to be held Saturday, January 26,
2013, at the Isle of Hope Methodist Church in Savannah at 3:00 pm.
Cost is $5. Alumnae are asked to bring their own china cup and
saucer as their personal place setting for this event. To register,
please contact Dawn Kaley at 912.236.1571 ext. 104.
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 and
one at Camp Concharty March 15-17. Four Outdoor Skills 101
trainings, several New Leader Teleconferences and the Super Saturday
Grade Level Trainings 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 Scout
troops from Tifton recently made magnolia Santas and Christmas cards and
delivered them to Tifton Health Care, a nursing home in their
community. There, they decorated the Christmas tree with the
flowers they had made.
2. Girl Scout Troop #40573 walked in the Valdosta Christmas parade
on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The girls had a great time
representing Girl Scouts in the Valdosta community!
3. Girl Scouts in Greene County near Augusta made and rode in a
float for the Union Point Christmas Parade. The photo here even
made the front page of their local newspaper!
4. Girl Scout Troop #12021 from Athens celebrated 100 years of Girl
Scouting by taking a photo of themselves in uniform at their last meeting
of the 2012 year.
5. In honor of the 26 lives lost in the recent Newtown school
shootings, Columbus-area Troop #57400 made 26 Christmas cards for the
residents of the Maddox Personal Care Nursing Home. They also sang
Christmas carols while visiting.
6. Girl Scouts in Troop #30197 of Effingham County earned their
Junior Jeweler badge with the help of Megan Collins, designer and owner
of Meg-E-May's Fun Jewelry for the Kid at Heart in Pooler, GA. The
girls learned about the tools used to make jewelry and then got to make
their own accessories. They also made a special piece for a Girl
Scout sister who was in the hospital.
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 Monday, January 21
observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
March 15 is the High Awards submission deadline for girls who would like
recognized at the High Awards Ceremonies on May 5.