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Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Newsletter

May 2013


in this issue

:: high awards ceremonies

:: summer camp 2013

:: early bird registration

:: gshg updates via text message

:: here come the girl scouts

:: 100th anniversary dvd



You 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!  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

high awards ceremonies Gold Award
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.



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, 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 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 Early Bird 2014
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.

get updates to your phone 

texts from gshg smart phone

You are now able to get important GSHG updates to your phone via text message!  Opt in to receive our weekly text update by texting the words "follow GSHGupdates" to 40404. It's that easy! Standard text messaging rates apply.

Please note: This service is provided by Twitter, so you may receive an occasional text/tweet from "Here's a Top Tweet."  To prevent these from coming to your phone, just reply to that message with the words "set discover off" so that you only receive GSHG texts.



new gsri findings  Piggy Bank

financial 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 study. 



a year in review     Video
100th anniversary
commemorative dvd

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 INCREASE:  GSHG's 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 Gregory.
  • 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:  Gold Awards Over the Years

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 Award.
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 


TOTM May 2013    

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.

2.  Troop #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.

5.  Troop #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   Please be sure to include your troop number, where you're from and a short description of the event in your email.
Note: Only high-resolution photos can be used. Please do not send photo collages.



Please note that all GSHG service centers will be closing at noon on Thursday, May 16,
and closed all day on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.


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