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Happy Girl Scout Week! We're now officially
celebrating 101 years of building girls of courage, confidence and
character, who make the world a better place. As we honor our proud
legacy while looking to the future and all that it holds for Girl
Scouting, we know that Juliette Gordon Low would be proud of all that the
movement she founded has accomplished.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
Girl Scout summer camp is a place where girls are
empowered to step out of their comfort zone, takes risks and grow as
leaders. GSHG's 2013 Summer Camp information is now available!
Camp overview postcards have been sent to Girl Scout homes and complete
summer camp information is available on our website at www.gshg.org/camps!
whoooo's an early bird?
GSHG's Early Bird registration will take place April
15-May 31. Every girl who re-registers during that time frame will
receive the Early Bird 2014 patch (designed by Gabby Marin of Troop
#30346!) Troops who re-register during that time will receive a
special program incentive. Service Units will receive $1 per girl
for every girl who re-registers using the E-Biz online registration
Reminder: The cost of registration will be $15, as the national
increase in membership fees goes into effect for 2014.
note about girl scout daisies
So, you and your Daisy group have had a few gatherings and they are
excited about Girl Scouting, which is great! But, depending on
their age, experience and temperament, you may have a group that would
like to explore a little further afield.
Daisy Safety Tip: Under the leadership of an adult, a
Daisy troop may participate in an occasional overnight camping experience.
Daisies who have completed kindergarten may independently participate
at day camp and in resident camp experiences lasting up to three
nights. Daisies who have completed first grade may independently
participate in resident camp experiences lasting four or more nights.
If the parent/guardian is with the Daisy, she may participate in these
activities out of her normal region.
Please remember, we progress with Girl Scouts in order to ensure a
positive experience for the girls and their supportive adult
volunteers. A Daisy traveling with her parent/guardian is less
likely to suffer homesickness and thus can fully participate and enjoy
the challenge of being away from home.
a year in review
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has compiled hundreds of
photos from all of our wonderful 100th Anniversary events throughout
the council into one commemorative DVD that is now available for
purchase in all council shops! DVDs are $10 each and serve as a
video scrapbook of the past year.
Thank you so much to all of the Girl Scout troops who helped make
pillow case dresses for little girls in Liberia as part of GSHG's
service project! They were recently presented to a representative
from Liberia at a Rotary Club meeting in the Gainesville area, and he
was very appreciative of everyone's efforts.
what can a
· Get all the cookie program-related
forms and resources you need on our website here!
· "Bling Your Booth" photo
submissions have been uploaded to our Facebook page and are available
for voting! The first place winner in each level will win a booth
sale patch and a "Bling my Booth" patch for each girl.
· Due to weather concerns expressed by
our volunteers, GSHG has extended our Cookie Program by one week.
The last day for cookie booth sales is this Sunday, March 17, and last
payment due date is Wednesday, March 20.
bronze, silver, gold, and adult recognitions
This year's High Award Ceremonies honoring Bronze Award,
Silver Award, Gold Award and Adult Recognitions recipients will be held
at various locations throughout the council on Sunday, May 5,
2013. Event details are as follows:
pm at Valwood Performing Arts Center
2-4 pm at Jackson Electric Membership Corp.
4-7 pm at the Elks Club #205
3-5 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church
2-4:30 pm at Camp Martha Johnston
2-4 pm at the Elks Lodge
gs centennial silver dollar
on sale now
The 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar is now
available through the United States Mint for $54.95. You may
order yours by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) or by visiting at www.usmint.gov (click on Shop, then
We're excited about this historic moment, and the up to $3.5 million
the national organization stands to receive from the coin's sale, which
will go to national program development and delivery.
visit website for info
We are constantly updating our website calendar with
program opportunities for Girl Scouts; some are council-run programs
and some are programs offered by outside vendors, such as the Harlem
Globetrotters, Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers and Barnum &
Bailey, and more! Don't forget to check out these opportunities
by selecting "Outside Programs for GSHG" from the drop-down
menu on our website calendar.
make 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. Read more...
council shop updates
celebration of Girl Scout Week, the GSUSA council shop is still
offering free standard shipping on orders of $30 or more through
Sunday, March 17. Click here!
important info for volunteers
- ADULT RECOGNITIONS: While
the deadline to nominate volunteers for formal volunteer awards has
passed, service units are still able to present awards of
appreciation and recognition for outstanding support or service. (No
nomination or application is required, so there is no deadline.)
Awards can be downloaded, purchased and presented by the Service
Unit Leadership Team to the individuals, groups or organizations of
- GSHG TRAINING:
GSHG encourages all volunteers to regularly view our Volunteer Training
calendar available on our website as we are always adding new
trainings. Dates are now posted for the following trainings:
- First Aid/Adult & Child CPR training
- High Skills Training Weekend
- Outdoor Skills 101
- New Leader Teleconferences
- Facilitator's Retreat
- GSUSA TRAINING: Girl
Scout University is currently offering several online trainings
available to any Girl Scout volunteer:
troops on the move
1. Girl Scout Troop #30708
of Swainsboro recently held their first-ever Powder Puff Pinewood Derby,
hosted by the Swainsboro Jaycees. Upon arrival, girls weighed in their
cars and then got to race them. Trophies were awarded to Madison
Henry (3rd place), Kirah Middleton (2nd place), and Leniece Bennett, who
came in 1st place. The Jaycees then treated everyone to hotdogs,
chips and cookies.
2. Girl Scout Troop
#20427 from Grovetown and Harlem participated in World
Thinking Day by educating their sister Girl Scouts, leaders, parents, and
tagalongs about the Girl Scouts in Portugal.
3. Girl Scout Junior Troop
#30197 learned the power of one and how one person can
make a difference through their Agent
of Change Journey. These girls have a special place in
their hearts for animals that are in need, so they have been collecting
items for the Effingham Animal Shelter. They set up three donation
boxes at various locations to collect items on the shelter's wish list.
4. Girl Scout Troop
#50132 of the Columbus area have been fashionably selling
Girl Scout Cookies this season! Their customers have nick-named
them the "Tu-Tu Troop."
5. The City of Hinesville recently hosted its annual Cupcake Wars
competition, open to any community organization. The contest was
judged by local officials and Jesse Blanco, the host of Savannah's Eat it and Like it.
Girl Scout Troop
#30378 won First Prize from the judges and Second Prize
in the People's Choice category. Each girl made a cupcake inspired
by one of the Girl Scout Cookie flavors.
6. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia would like to congratulate the
new group of Girl
Scout Cadettes from across the council who recently
completed Program Aide (PA) Training at Camp Low in Savannah!
7. Girl Scout Troop
#60373 from Jones County recycled their used cookie boxes
to create a castle in order to attract customers to their booth sales.
Their theme for booth sales was "Girl Scout Cookies
RULE." The girls had a great time dressing up and selling
cookies from their cookie castle.
8. In honor of World Thinking Day, Troop #30340 participated in
Operation Pillowcase Dresses. Thirteen dresses were donated to
girls in Liberia. The fabric was donated and the girls learned how
to sew with a machine and by hand.
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.