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Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Newsletter

July 2012


in this issue

:: centennial camporee

:: cookies from home

:: red cross app

:: fall product program

:: scholarships for girl scouts

:: paddle georgia

:: georgia national parks events

:: gshg board chair on the move

:: buy a brick



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Dear (Contact First Name),  

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

centennial camporee
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!

Camporee Crowd



the gift of caringCFH 2012 Cropped

cookies from home


Girl Scouts 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!



red cross first aid app

Red Crossbe prepared 


Accidents happen every day - burns, broken bones, bee stings...

With the official American Red Cross First Aid App, you can have expert advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand.  Get the FREE app today!  Search the iTunes and Google Play app stores with keywords "Red Cross" and download the app.



Mailbox Tinfall product program

start-up 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!



college scholarships for girl scouts

a reminderBooks


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 at here.

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.

paddle georgiaPaddle GA
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 & historic sites 

special summer events 

 Georgia SP logo

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 at
  • July 14:  Speaker Millie Wilcox at Hofwyl Plantation; Contact Faye Cowart at 912-264-7333.
  • July 28: Girl Scout Day at Reed Bingham State Park; Contact
  • Ongoing: Daily program at Fort McAllister; Contact Talley Kirkland at 912-727-2339.



gshg board chair on the move
washington d.c.

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.

Jill Biden Meeting 2

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.
Don Gregory with Girls 2



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
Great Start Kit

         Stop by any of the GSHG council shops for our Summer Blowout Sale on all GSUSA clearance merchandise!

         100th Anniversary acrylic tumblers are now just $6. 

         Great Start Kits are available again starting at $54 for sash kits.



important info for volunteers

  • Summer 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...
  • GSHG 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!
  • GSHG 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.
  • Please note the following dates:
    August 1 - Service Unit Plan of Work is due to your Membership Manager
    August 18 - Council Wide Trainers' Retreat at Camp Concharty in Shiloh
    August 24-26 - Product Sales Manager Rally at Camp Low in Savannah



troops on the move 


TOTM July 2012

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 gravesites.

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  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!


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