Girl Scouts of Historic
The school year is winding down, and summer is on the way, but we'll
continue to celebrate our 100th Anniversary over the coming months.
It's an exciting year for Girl Scouts, especially with the recent
announcement that President Obama will be awarding Juliette Gordon Low,
our Founder, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this
month. Also this month, we wish a Happy Mother's Day to all of our
dedicated Girl Scout moms!
Let's make it another great Girl Scout month!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
years of excellence
gshg's highest awards
At the end of
each Girl Scout year, GSHG recognizes the hard work of Girl Scouts,
adult volunteers, troops and service units with various awards.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can
earn. Click here to view
this year's recipients.
The Silver Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout Cadette can
earn, and the Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can
earn. Click here to view
this year's recipients.
Numerous awards and recognitions are available for our dedicated Girl
Scout volunteers. Click here to view
this year's recipients.
Our Summie Awards recognize the achievements of our service units.
Click here to view
this year's recipients.
honors for volunteers
recognizing their service
GSHG would like to recognize two of our wonderful
volunteers who recently received recognitions for their efforts outside
of Girl Scouting.
area volunteer Kathy Stephan recently received The President's Call to
Service Award. The award honors Americans who, by their
demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in
volunteer service. Kathy received a personalized certificate and
a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama. She has over 7,000
hours of volunteer service to date. Aside from her many years of
involvement in Girl Scouts, she has helped with the Olympics and
Paralympics, FEMA Distribution Center, Lake Oconee Community Church
Holiday House, Circle of Love Shelter, Make Mine Bluegreen and the
Greene and Putnam Habitat affiliates.
area Girl Scout volunteer Susan Jacobs Dodson was recently named the
winner of the Elementary Level Title I School Georgia Parent Leadership
Award. This annual award recognizes parents for their outstanding
leadership in creating a foundation of support for student achievement
and success. The GaDOE and GA PTA created the award to recognize
parents across Georgia who utilize their various skills and talents to
strengthen our schools and positively impact the lives of our children.
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...
GSHG's Centennial Camporee will take place at Armstrong Atlantic State
University June 25-30, 2012, in Savannah, Georgia, and it's sure to be
a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
registration is closed for the week-long camp option, Girl Scout
Daisies-Ambassadors and adults may still register for the Day Guest
opportunity on Friday, June 29. Cost is $50 and includes lunch,
dinner, t-shirt and patch. For additional information and
registration form, please click here.
Please email all questions to email@example.com.
the 100th anniversary
in our area
A Girl Scout exhibit was held
this spring at the Lake Oconee Welcome Center in Greensboro, GA. The
collection included Girl Scout uniforms dating back to 1928, cookie
program materials from years past, camping memorabilia and an
appearance by Caroline Choate (daughter of Juliette's god-daughter.)
the City Hall Rotunda is currently hosting a photography exhibit in
celebration of the 100th Anniversary. The exhibit features
historic images from the collections of the Juliette Gordon Low
Birthplace and the Girl Scouts First Headquarters, depicting the
Savannah Girl Scouts' interaction with the City of Savannah during the
early to mid-20th century. The exhibit will run through June 2012.
legacy circle spotlight
getting to know her
Legacy Circle members are a dynamic group of volunteers who are truly
committed to Girl Scouting. They have an important voice in our
council and inspire continued local support in the areas of alumnae
recruitment, fund development, 100th Anniversary and public
relations. Meet Julia Fessenden Slater, Legacy Circle Chair in
the Columbus area:
Julia Fessenden Slater graduated from Stephens College in 1988 with a
degree in Musical Theatre and received her Law Degree from Washington
and Lee University in 1993. After graduating from Law School, she
clerked for one year before becoming an Assistant District Attorney in
1994. While in the DA's office, Julia became involved in the
prosecution of child abuse cases. She participated in the formation of
the Child Advocacy Center and was a founding member of the Crimes
Against Children Unit.
Julia began prosecuting in Juvenile Court in 1996 and became the lead
juvenile prosecutor from the DA's office in 1998. She has also
served as Judge Pro Temp for the Muscogee County Juvenile Court.
Julia left the DA's office at the end of 2003 and began private
practice. In January of 2009, Julia became the first female
District Attorney for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. She
manages an office of over 40 employees, including almost 20 Assistant
District Attorneys, who service a six county circuit.
Julia is a member of the Columbus Junior League and was a member of the
Columbus Jaycees. She currently serves on the executive committee
of Columbus Lawyers Assisting Student Success (Truancy Intervention
Program) and is a member of the Columbus Chapter of the Georgia
Association of Women Lawyers and the Columbus Bar Association.
Bridging Kits are available for
$5.00 at our local council shops. They include everything a girl needs
for bridging to the next grade level (bridging badge, membership
star/disc, special Anniversary disc, bridging certificate and a FREE
Looking for a great end-of-year
gift for your outstanding troop leaders/volunteers? Acrylic tumblers are
on sale for $7.50, value t-shirts for $8.99-9.99 and 100th Anniversary
totes are on sale for $5.96.
info for volunteers
Early Bird Campaign will run from May 1st through 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.
President's Volunteer Service Award website is a great
place to keep your record of volunteer service. Certificates
and pins are available to purchase there.
to Wear Adult Awards: An adult member should only wear one of the
"lower" (non-board) awards in the 6-10 slot (below the
location of the name tag) and one of the higher (board) awards up
top where 13-16 is indicated (above the location of the name tag).
Usually they choose the most recent or highest (occasionally they
are earned out of order), whichever is more meaningful for them.
Please note: All non-board awards (this includes GSHG awards and
National awards not specifically indicated) would also go where 6-10
are indicated. (Click here for an
troops on the move
1. Troop #30370
from Richmond Hill recently volunteered at the Helen's Haven 5K in
Hinesville. Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center provides counseling
services to abused children in six counties. The girls assisted at
the registration table, cheered for the runners, presented awards and
helped clean up after the race.
2. Girl Scout
Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors in Columbus learned about physics at a
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program at Columbus
3. Young Woman of
Distinction Middle School Scholar and Silver Award recipient Ashleigh
Proctor from Troop #27268 was recently crowned Miss Augusta's Outstanding
Teen! She recently attended the Mayor's Master's (Golf Tournament) VIP
Reception to welcome the out of town guests and to greet cooperate
4. The Marshes of
Glynn Service Unit from the Brunswick area recently held a Centennial
Festival at the Brunswick Exchange Club Fairgrounds. It included an
alumnae tea and a girl-led Girl Scout history museum. They had over 50
troops attend and together they raised over $300 for The Juliette Low
World Friendship Fund.
5. Girl Scouts in
Macon recently released about 500 American Painted Lady butterflies into
the forest at the Museum of Arts & Sciences to celebrate the Girl
Scouts' 100-year Anniversary.
6. The Cedar
Service Unit in Richmond Hill held a father/daughter dance at the New
Beginnings Community Church.
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.
alumnae on the move
1. About 70 ladies gathered at the Lanier Village Estates
auditorium for a Girl Scout reunion where they told stories, sang songs
and shared their Girl Scout memorabilia.
2. Troop #88 gathered for a reunion at the Promises to Keep Breakfast
in Athens, GA.
3. Long time Girl Scout Clementi Holder received her Golden Eaglet
pin at a recent Rotary Club meeting.
Council offices and shops will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance
of Memorial Day.