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Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Newsletter

January 2013


in this issue

:: early bird patch contest

:: girl scouts psa contest

:: world thinking day

:: world thinking day

:: buy a brick

:: operation pillow case dresses

:: epic conference

:: world thinking day



You 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 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

2013 girl scoutAsk Me Sign
cookie program 
what can a girl do?


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  



gs destinations destinations

see the world  


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 the Amazon 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 and submit applications and reference letters to Toya Winder at



2013 annual business meeting 100th Trefoil Small 
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

View the list of elected Delegates for the 2013 Annual Meeting.



girl scout week GS Week
a celebration

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.

make your mark on history 
buy a brick

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, 2013Read more... 



operation pillowcase dresses Pillow Case Dress

a 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 Support Sandy
letters to nj

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 at:

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
Capitol 2013

Discover the issues impacting girls in our community, connect with community resources to research the issues(s) that interest you and take 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.

GSHG Patchcouncil shop updates

  • 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!
  • Please note that all council shops will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.



alumnae update Once a Girl Scout

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 by February 4 at 9:00 am.
  • TRAINING:  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 at
  • 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 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
  • QSP QUICK START:  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 


TOTM January 2013 

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   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 in
observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
March 15 is the High Awards submission deadline for girls who would like to be
recognized at the High Awards Ceremonies on May 5.


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