Girl Scouts of Historic
School is out for the summer, and we're about to kick off an exciting
month of summer camps! In addition to resident camp, GSHG will
continue to celebrate the year of our 100th Anniversary by hosting more
than 1,000 Girl Scouts from across the country (and Canada and the United
Kingdom) later this month at the Centennial Camporee in Savannah!
Also this month, we wish a Happy Father's Day to all of our dedicated
Girl Scout dads!
Have a wonderfully exciting and safe summer!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
scout goes to the white house
georgie helps accept award
On Tuesday, May 26, President Obama posthumously awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom to Juliette Gordon Low one hundred years
after the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA, noting that Low has
made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security and
national interests of the United States."
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia was proud to have one of our own at the
ceremony. Augusta area Ambassador Girl Scout and Gold Award
Recipient Georgie Ekechukwu was one of just five Girl Scouts in the country who
traveled to Washington, D.C. to accept the highest civilian honor on
behalf of Juliette Gordon Low. Georgie attended the special
ceremony with the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, Anna Maria Chávez.
"My favorite part was shaking hands with the President," said
Georgie. "He was really nice and talked to each of us!"
holiday availability to be limited
gshg council offices and shops
With the exception of Wednesday, July 4, GSHG offices
will be open during the week of July 2-6; however, many members of the
staff will be on vacation. The holiday immediately follows the
Centennial Camporee, and many staff members will be taking a much
needed break. Because staffing will be limited, please handle
time-sensitive Girl Scout business prior to July 2.
Please note that while the offices will remain open, all GSHG shops
will be closed the week of July 2-6.
This summer, take some time to explore KIN VALLEY!
Kin Valley is a safe, secure (and super cute) site for Girl Scouts and
their "kin" to meet and chat. In this virtual world,
your whole troop can meet together in your own Girl Scout building!
Check it out today at www.KinValley.com/GirlScouts!
Research shows that 61% of girls are either ambivalent
about leadership or say it's not important to them at all.
Studies also reveal that girls idealize leadership qualities and
skills, like being talented, caring, honest, hard-working, confident,
good listeners, and team players. But only 21% of girls believe they
have the qualities required to be a good leader. In other words, she
knows what it takes to lead, but she lacks the confidence to do so.
So what is happening? What is so discouraging for girls today?
She is lacking role models and mentors, especially in high-paying STEM
careers. She is confronted by unhealthy images about female beauty. And
the bullying mentality of peers holds her back. An unsupportive
environment gives her discouraging messages starting in grade school,
and continuing beyond. If this situation goes unchecked, millions of
girls will never realize their full leadership potential. They'll opt
out of pursuing their ambitions and never dare to reach their full
We all have a role to play in helping girls reach a successful future. Find out here how
you can have an impact on girls today, to help them lead for a better
tomorrow. Because when girls succeed, so does society. Together,
we can get her there.
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...
Please note that all Council Shops
will be closed July 2-6, 2012.
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...
Early Bird Campaign ends on June 30th. Please pick up your
Early Bird packet this month, as Service Units will receive $1.00
for every girl who Early Birds!
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 Manager Teleconference from 6:00-7:00 pm
- 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
Troop #30024 from the Marshes of Glynn Service Unit in Brunswick teamed
up with Keep Brunswick Golden Isles Beautiful for a "Jazz-Up
Beautification Project" at Perry Park Neighborhood Clinic, a
non-profit organization offering medical services to families in the
surrounding area. The girls designed and constructed flower beds in
front of the clinic and then planted 10 flats of flowers donated by Home
2. Clarke County Daisy Troop #12059 planted a rain garden at the
Athens Montessori School where they meet. The area is approximately 24
ft. x 12 ft. and now includes more than 70 different perennial plants.
This was their Take Action project for the "Between Earth and
Sky" Journey, and it also served as their Forever Green project.
3. Macon area Girl Scout Cadette Troop #60078 and Brownie troop
#60321 recently went camping together as "sister" troops.
The girls all enjoyed hiking, singing and playing games.
4. As part of the Cookies from Home program, Girl Scout Troop
#20164 of the Augusta area shipped several cases of Girl Scout Cookies to
Sgt. Daron Symonette to enjoy and share with other service men and women
currently serving in Korea with him. Sgt. Symonette is the father
of Girl Scout Cadette Dejah, and he is also a dedicated Girl Scout
5. Each year, Girl Scout Senior Troop #12017 of the Athens area
takes a trip to Sapelo Island with their cookie program
proceeds. They are pictured here on the ferry in route to Sapelo
6. Girl Scout Brownie Troop #11919 from Braselton toured the
Jefferson Humane Society Thrift store for their April meeting. The
girls voted to help animals in their community with some of the proceeds
from their Girl Scout Cookie sale. They donated supplies for the
animals, clothing for the thrift store and purchased a brick for the
Humane Society's "Raise the Woof Campaign."
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.
Council offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in
observance of Independence Day.
All Council shops will be closed July 2-6, 2012.
SAVE THE DATE: The Fall Teen Leadership Conference (TLC) for girls in
grades 6-12 will take place September 22 at Camp Tanglewood!