Girl Scouts of Historic
are receiving this email because you or your daughter is a member of
or affiliated with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
The school year is winding down and Girl Scouts around the
council are participating in exciting adventures and end-of-the-year
parties, but don't forget that Girl Scouts offers various opportunities
for fun throughout the summer as well - just check the calendar at www.gshg.org! Also this month, we
wish a Happy Mother's Day to all of our dedicated Girl Scout moms!
Thanks for all you do.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
bronze, silver, gold, and adult recognitions
On Sunday, May 5, 2013, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
held Highest Awards ceremonies in various locations throughout the
council to honor Girl Scouts who earned their Gold, Silver or Bronze
Award this year. Outstanding volunteers were also honored with
council and board level recognitions at these events.
Congratulations to all of our recipients! To view all of this
year's honorees, click here.
Girl Scout summer camp is a place where girls are
empowered to step out of their comfort zone, take risks and grow as
leaders. Spots are still available for a number of our camp sessions
this summer, so don't miss out on an amazing opportunity! Please
visit our website at www.gshg.org/camps
for additional information.
Also: Just in time for summer camp, the requirements for PAs,
CITs, and VITs have recently been updated. Read more...
early bird registration
whooo's an early bird?
GSHG's Early Bird registration ends on May 31! Every girl who
re-registers during Early Bird will receive the Early Bird 2014 patch,
and troops who re-register during this 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.
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literacy for girls
A new report
has been released by the Girl Scout Research Institute titled Having It All: Girls and
Financial Literacy. The study reveals that girls feel
optimistic about their financial futures, yet are less than fully
knowledgeable about essential financial principles and instruments,
from using credit cards to establishing good credit. And just 12% of
the girls surveyed say they feel confident in making financial
decisions. Girl Scouts offers a financial empowerment program that
ensures girls have the opportunities to build their business sense and
hone their financial literacy skills. Read more about the
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. Get yours today and look back on this
special celebration for years to come!
important info for volunteers
- CONSIDERATION OF COOKIE PRICE
Board of Directors remains committed to their fiduciary
responsibilities for the council; therefore, they are looking into
future needs and are considering a number of avenues to further
diversify and increase our funding streams. One topic for consideration
is to raise the price of Girl Scout Cookies from $3.50 to $4.00 next
year. Our board has set up an email to receive input from our
volunteers. Please take a moment to read through this letter from our Board Chair, Don
- ETC (Extreme Team Conferences): Save
the date! The ETC's are designed to support your Service Unit
team. Service Unit team members can take position training or
learn about new strategies and enrichment options to enhance to your
area's current Girl Scout programming.
- Albany: July 27
at Victory Baptist Church (Tifton)
- Athens/Gainesville: July 13
at Homer United Methodist Church
- Augusta: August
3 at St. Mark United Methodist Church
- Columbus: August
3 at Spirit, Truth and Liberty Ministry
- Macon: August
3 at Camp Martha Johnston
- Savannah: July 20
at Fort Stewart Main Chapel (Hinesville)
- MORE 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
- Daisy/Brownie Grade Level Training
- Junior/Cadette Grade Level Training
- Leader Teleconferences
- Facilitator's Retreat
- Product Sales Retreat - new!
- GSUSA TRAINING: Girl
Scout University is currently offering several online trainings
available to any Girl Scout volunteer:
information for alumnae:
The first Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance Directory is coming soon! Look
for your invitation by mail to participate mid-June 2013. This is an
opportunity to share your community success and inspire others.
The Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance Directory will represent an elite
group of women who have achieved the highest award in Girl Scouts since
1916. This publication will include those who earned the Golden Eagle of
Merit, Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, First Class and the Girl Scout Gold
In addition to the directory, a brand new Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance
pin is being created. You will have an opportunity to purchase the pin
individually or in combination with the directory.
For more information regarding the Gold Award Alliance Directory, please
visit our website!
troops on the move
1. Troop #30539 and Troop #30583
of the Kingsland area visited Statesboro to attend ArtFest at Georgia
Southern University, where they got henna tattoos, made clay pots and
tye-dyed shirts. The troops then visited the Wildlife Center in
Statesboro where they took a night walk, participated in a noctournal animal
program and camped for the night.
#50213 of the Columbus area worked with the Columbus
State University Robotics team at the Girl Scout Little House for several
weeks in order to learn how to make and work their very own robots out of
recycled materials. The college students even created a patch for
the girls at the end of the program.
3. Girl Scouts from the Cedar
Service Unit in Richmond Hill recently enjoyed their
annual father/daughter dance at a local church. This year, the
event featured a beach theme and both girls and their dads had a great
time thanks to the efforts of the church's youth group.
4. Girl Scout Cadette Troop
#60649 of Bleckley visited the state capitol in Atlanta
during Girl Scout Day at the Capitol on February 12. The girls met
with one of their local representatives and they were acknowledged during
the morning call inside the House of Representatives. It was a
great experience for everyone and the girls learned a lot.
#20427 from the Greenbrier-Harlem Service Unit of the
Augusta area made doggy treats and donated them, as well as some small
animal toys they collected, to Columbia County Animal Services during the
troop's recent visit there. The girls also got to take tour of the
facility to see how the animals are taken care of, and they learned a bit
about the pet adoption process.
6. Girl Scout Daisy Troop
#30291 and Brownie Troop
#30167 of the Savannah area recently visited the local
fire station to donate Girl Scout Cookies to the firefighters
there. The girls took Flat Juliette with them on this adventure,
and they were all given a tour of the fire station in return!
7. Girl Scout Daisy Troop
#60566 of Bleckley County won the "Bling your
Booth" contest for their age/grade-level division. The girls
are very proud of their accomplishment, but they would also like to say
"AWESOME JOB!" to everyone who entered the contest.
8. Girl Scout Cadette Troop
#30389 of the Marshview Service Unit in Savannah recently
painted picnic tables and fixed up a fire ring at Camp Low as part of
their Take Action Project for the Cadette Breathe Journey.
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.
high-resolution photos can be used. Please do not send photo collages.
note that all GSHG service centers will be closing at noon on Thursday,
and closed all
day on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.