Girl Scouts of Historic
are receiving this email because you or your daughter are a member of or
affiliated with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
We sincerely hope you had a fun, safe and happy Fourth of
July! There's still more summer left (and we hope you enjoy
it) but Girl Scouting never stops, so read ahead to find out how girls
from Historic Georgia have been spending their summer and what
exciting events lie ahead.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
1,000+ girl scouts celebrate the 100th
Girl Scouts from 37 states and three countries gathered at Armstrong
Atlantic State University June 25-30 for the Centennial Camporee in
Savannah, hosted by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
Girls learned everything from basket weaving and making stained glass
to riflery and SCUBA diving. They designed their own t-shirts,
exchanged SWAPs, attempted a new world record and withstood the
humidity and heat of the Savannah summer. Everyone made new
friends and lasting memories.
Check out hundreds of photos from all five days of this
once-in-a-lifetime event by visiting our Centennial Camporee
facebook page here!
gift of caring
from all over Historic Georgia helped make this year a successful
one for GSHG's Cookies from Home program. That hard
work recently paid off as last month, Girl Scouts in the Macon
area presented 15,736 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Warner
Robins airmen for shipment to deployed service members overseas!
Congratulations to everyone who helped make this possible!
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funds for your troop
We're less than two months away from kicking off the
2012 Fall Product Program! Girls will learn money management
skills and how to set and achieve goals, and they'll earn start-up
funds for their troop for the new Girl Scout year.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is excited to offer two brand new
tins as part of the nuts/candy portion of the program. Look for
more information regarding the Fall Product Program here next month!
scholarships for girl scouts
Because Girl Scouts develop into young women of courage,
confidence and character, who make the world a better place, many of
them are excellent candidates for college scholarships. Girls with high
academic achievement and a record of community service deserve, and
often receive, close attention from scholarship donors. The US military
awards higher rank to Gold Award recipients and several
colleges/universities have created special scholarships for girls who
earn the Gold Award. You can find information about these opportunities
Because Girl Scouts is a non-profit organization, there are guidelines
governing the use of Girl Scout funding for individual scholarships.
The preferred means of funding college scholarships for girls is money
from external sources. If Girl Scout council funds are used for
scholarships (i.e., money from a council's operating fund or a
designated endowment), there must be no connection to the cookie sale.
Funds from product sales are to be used expressly for mission-related
events and activities, and create a tax risk for a council if used for
college expenses. For that reason, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia does
not fund scholarships with product sale proceeds.
they did it!
Three GSHG girls recently had the experience of a
lifetime as they paddled the Altamaha River as part of Paddle
Georgia. The Paddle Georgia event is a 105 mile, seven-day, canoe
trip on the Altamaha, also known as "Georgia's Amazon."
Girl Scouts Madison Wynn of Chatham County, Sarah Lott
of Clarke County, Jennifer Ackerman-Werner of Bibb County, and their
lifeguard-certified adult Girl Scout chaperone, Peggy Sommer of the
Athens/Gainesville area began their trip in Reidsville, Georgia
and ended their adventure at the coast where the river
meets the ocean.
The Georgia River Network Youth Program provided full
scholarships for the Girl Scouts and their chaperone to join the trip.
Three Girl Scouts and an adult chaperone from Girl Scouts of Greater
Atlanta also received scholarships. The Girl Scouts joined three
hundred paddlers on the river adventure!
Read more about their trip in their own words on our website here.
georgia national parks &
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has teamed up with
Georgia National Parks and Historic Sites to provide opportunities for
Girl Scouts this month.
- July 13-15: Girl
Scout Weekend at Skidaway Island State Park; Contact Katie Charron
- July 14:
Speaker Millie Wilcox at Hofwyl Plantation; Contact Faye Cowart
- July 28: Girl
Scout Day at Reed Bingham State Park; Contact ReedBinghamEvents@gmail.com.
- Ongoing: Daily
program at Fort McAllister; Contact Talley Kirkland at
gshg board chair on the move
Last month, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Board Chair Donald Gregory
spent a busy and important few days in Washington D.C. First he
attended the 2012 Girl Scouts of the USA National Council Leadership
Meeting where he and GSHG CEO Margaret Skene met Dr. Jill Biden,
wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Girl Scouts of the
USA is proud to have been the first organization to respond
to a national initiative connecting potential volunteers with opportunities
to serve military families, a focus of Dr. Biden's work.
Then Board Chair Donald Gregory joined 250,000 Girl Scouts on the
National Mall in Washington D.C. on June 9, 2012 for Rock the
Mall. The event was held in celebration of the 100th Anniversary
of Girl Scouting, which was founded on March 12, 1912 in Savannah.
make your mark on history
buy a brick
The First Girl Scout Headquarters building in Savannah, formerly the
carriage house for Juliette Low's adult home, was willed to the local
Girl Scout council upon Juliette's death in 1927. The building
currently houses the council's archives and serves as a program
activity center, offering exciting interactive educational experiences
for Girl Scouts and the community.
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...
council shop updates
Stop by any of the
GSHG council shops for our Summer Blowout Sale on all GSUSA
100th Anniversary acrylic tumblers
are now just $6.
Great Start Kits are available
again starting at $54 for sash kits.
info for volunteers
time is a time to travel for many Girl Scout troops and
groups. It is EXTREMELY
important that you follow these exact steps when requesting
additional insurance for your event... READ MORE...
has officially gone LIVE with eBiz! This means you can now
re-register for Girl Scouts online. This is the fastest and
most accurate way to register and/or re-register. For
directions, tutorials or to register now, visit our website here!
will have many volunteer training opportunities at ETC (Extreme Team
Conference) and LEAP (Leadership Experience for Adult
Pathways.) For dates and locations, please click here.
note the following dates:
- Service Unit Plan of Work is due to your Membership Manager
- Council Wide Trainers' Retreat at Camp Concharty in Shiloh
24-26 - Product Sales Manager Rally at Camp Low in
troops on the move
1. Girl Scout
Brownie Troop #11420 from Toccoa decided to use some of the proceeds from
their cookie sale to visit Medieval Times in Atlanta. They had a
great time at the lunch time matinee.
2. Nyla Blackwell of Girl Scout Brownie Troop #40600 of the Albany
area participated in an archery session at Camp Concharty as part of the
S'mores Campout in June.
3. Girl Scouts from the Augusta area recently took an exciting trip
to Savannah where they visited the Savannah Railroad Museum and the Tybee
Island Marine Science Center to learn about ecology.
4. Girl Scout Troop #40305 from the Albany area recently visited
the Andersonville National Cemetery to place American flags at
5. Girl Scout Troop #11806 recently traveled to the Winder Food
Bank to donate and help sort food. This activity helped the Daisies
complete their Clover Project and helped the Juniors earn their Girl
Scout Ways patch.
6. Girl Scouts in the Columbus area recently participated in Law
& Order Day, where they explored careers in the legal field, enjoyed
a mock trial and met with Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
7. Girl Scout Junior Troop #30197 earned their first Junior-level
badge, the Savannah Sings Council's Own badge, by joining Daisy Troop
#30235 for a sing-a-long. They completed their badge requirements by
teaching and leading the Daisies in several songs.
8. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, Girl Scout
Brownie Troop #11919 from Braselton made a giant birthday cake float for
their local Fourth of July parade.
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.
SAVE THE DATE: The Fall Teen Leadership Conference (TLC) for girls in
grades 6-12 will take place September 22 at Camp Tanglewood!