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Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Newsletter

March 2013


in this issue

:: summer camp 2013

:: early bird registration

:: a note about girl scout daisies

:: 100th anniversary dvd

:: operation pillow case dresses

:: girl scout cookie program

:: high awards ceremonies

:: gs centennial coin

:: girl scout programs

:: buy a brick



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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

summer camp 2013 Camp Girl Scouts
go outdoors

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!



early bird registration Early Bird 2014
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 system.

Reminder: The cost of registration will be $15, as the national increase in membership fees goes into effect for 2014.



a note about girl scout daisies 

safety tip   

Daisy Petals
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.  



100th anniversary dvd  Video
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. 



pillowcase dresses Rotary

community service  

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. 

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


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. 



high awards ceremonies Gold Award
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:

Albany: 3-5 pm at Valwood Performing Arts Center
Athens/Gainesville: 2-4 pm at Jackson Electric Membership Corp.
Augusta: 4-7 pm at the Elks Club #205
Columbus: 3-5 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church
Macon: 2-4:30 pm at Camp Martha Johnston
Savannah: 2-4 pm at the Elks Lodge



gs centennial silver dollar Coin
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 (click on Shop, then Commemoratives).

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.



programs for girls Harlem GT Logo
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 
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... 

  council shop updates Shipping

  • In 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 their choosing.
  • 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 


TOTM March 2013   

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   Please be sure to include your troop number, where you're from and a short description of the event in your email.

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