Girl Scouts of Historic
are receiving this email because you or your daughter are a member of or
affiliated with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we just want
you to know that we're thankful for you! Have a wonderful month and
a safe and happy holiday.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
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On December 6th, 2012, thousands of people across Georgia will raise as
much money as possible in a 24-hour period for nonprofits through the
website www.GAgivesday.org. Girl Scouts of
Historic Georgia is proud to be one of the non-profit organizations
included in Georgia Gives Day!
Donating is easy! Simply visit www.GAgivesday.org and search for Girl
Scouts of Historic Georgia, and make a donation via credit card or
echeck. Once you've made your donation, tell your friends by
sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or the social media outlet of
Click for a cause at www.GAgivesday.org!
entrepreneurial pathway conference
Girl Scouts in grades 8-10 are invited to apply to
participate in GSHG's 2nd Annual Entrepreneurial Pathway Conference
(EPiC!) The event will take place at Camp Concharty December
14-16, 2012, and the cost is $10. Girls will learn how to interview,
write a marketing plan and a resume, network, increase their cookie
sales and more! Deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 20,
2012. For more information, please contact Christy Cooper,
Product Sales Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
community service project
All girls and troops are invited to make a pillow case dress to send to
little girls in Liberia. 85% of the population in Liberia is living
below the international poverty line due to the aftermath of civil war.
You can help these girls feel pretty and important by making them a
pillowcase dress. Girl Scouts in Historic Georgia has a goal of making
1,000 dresses by February 25, 2013! We are also accepting
donations of pillowcases and ribbon for Spring Program events where
girls will make the dresses. For more information and some
patterns for the dresses, please visit our website here.
Girl Scouts is taking on bullying in a big way. Our
"Be a Friend First" initiative rolls out this winter, and our
fall/winter PSA contest gives girls a chance to create a video, write a
script, or make a storyboard, telling the world how to stop bullying in
its tracks. The contest is open through January 31, and entries are already
streaming in! Take a peek, vote for your favorites, and even
create your own PSA here!
make your mark on history
You have just a little over a month left to purchase a brick at the
Girl Scout First Headquarters building in Savannah! Make your
mark at the Girl Scouts' Early Meeting Place!
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...
early bird patch contest
All girls are
invited to enter their drawing submission for the 2014 Early Bird Patch
Design Contest. We will use the winning design to create the 2014
Early Bird theme! All submissions are due to Christina Smith by
December 1st. Please mail to 185 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA
youth leadership awards
accepting nominations now
Do you know a Georgia student that has started their own business,
founded their own non-profit organization, created their own charity
event or led a significant community service project? Nominate
them for the 21st Century Leaders Georgia Youth Leadership
21st Century Leaders, in partnership with the Atlanta Business
Chronicle's 40 Under 40, will select the top 20 Georgia youth under the
age of 20 who have made a significant impact on their school or local
community. Award recipients will be formally honored and have
their projects showcased at the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards in
Nominations accepted through December 31, 2012. Click here for the
nomination form and for additional information.
program opportunities for girls
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Please visit the GSHG website regularly, as we are
constantly adding programs to the event calendar. The
following programs have recently been added:
Workshop at the Tubman Museum
Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Macon
January 19, 2013 in Thomasville
Girl Scout Day
at the Capitol
February 12, 2013 in Atlanta
world thinking day 2013
fund it with a publix grant
Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls
participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor
their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.
Thanks to a generous grant from Publix, Service Units may request up to
$750 of grant money to help fund their Thinking Day event. To apply for
the grant, please turn in your SU's application, event budget, event
outline and event flyer to Betsy Connell at email@example.com by November 16.
Service Unit's 2013 Thinking Day event will be open to any girl in
the council who wishes to attend
council may advertise the event on the GSHG website
Service Unit has a council-trained SU Event Director involved in
Unit will receive the funding after receipts for money spent and
photos or videos of our event are turned in to Betsy Connell
receipts for money spent must be turned into the council office by
February 28, 2013 for reimbursement
100th Anniversary items are now 35-60% off at our council shops!
For the remainder of 2012, Journey
Facilitator Sets are on sale for $10.00.
is working as quickly as possible to process orders in the wake of
Hurricane Sandy. Their Distribution Center and Customer
Service Department were affected with week-long power outages.
Previously placed orders and new orders may experience a delay in
shipping due to their closing. In addition, national carriers
like UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service are also experiencing
delays in many areas. We are doing everything we can to get
orders out as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your patience.
pays to participate! Congratulations to volunteer Amanda
Buchanan, who won a $50 shop credit from GSUSA after being randomly
selected as a winner from the people who completed their recent
Cookie Program survey.
note that all Council Shops will be closed from noon on Wednesday,
November 21 through Sunday, November 25 in observance of
important info for volunteers
- YOUR COUNCIL, YOUR VOICE: Join
your Girl Scout sisters throughout the state on December 6, 2012,
from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to share in our council's strategy refresh and
to share your ideas about the three topics most commonly raised in
our recent volunteer and parent surveys. The video conference will
emanate from one site and participants in all six sites will take
part in a shared conversation. You may choose to attend any of the
six listed sites below.
To register, please email your name, contact information and the
site you plan to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who register and attend will be entered in a drawing for a
Kindle Fire to be given away as a door prize!
Central Georgia College, Macon, GA
Columbus Technical College, Columbus, GA
North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville, GA
Moultrie Technical College, Moultrie, GA
Savannah Technical College, Savannah, GA
Wiregrass Technical College, Valdosta, GA
- HELP IS NEEDED: GSHG is
in need of more Event Directors, Grade Level Facilitators and Gold
Award Mentors. The Event Director position is a fun and
important job for those interested in the planning and
implementation of Girl Scout program events. If interested,
please contact your Membership Manager. If interested in
becoming a Grade Level Facilitator, you will need to take
Facilitating Adult Learning and co-train Grade Level in order to
become qualified. Check www.gshg.org for scheduled Grade
Level training dates. Those interested in helping girls earn
their highest award as a Gold Award Mentor should contact Betsy
Connell at email@example.com.
- MORE ON
TRAINING: GSHG has just added two Low Ropes
& High Challenge Course Facilitator trainings, four Outdoor
Skills 101 trainings and two New Leader Teleconferences to our
training schedule. For additional information, please view the
Volunteer Training section of our website calendar.
- QSP QUICK
All troops (not just new ones) can now continue to sell magazines at
any time during the year to earn troop funds. When outside of
our fall sale dates, troops will still earn $3 per subscription;
however, the girls will not earn incentives. Please contact
your Product Sales staff member for additional information.
troops on the move
1. Girl Scouts
from Troop #50105 of the Columbus area attended Girl Scout Day at the Zoo
in Atlanta. The troop of five welcomed six new girls, so this was a
great way for them to bond as part of a whole new group.
2. Girl Scout Brownie and Junior Troop #11822 from Bethlehem
visited the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, where they delivered 209
pounds of food that they collected for the Food 2 Kids program.
Afterwards, the girls took a tour of the facility.
3. Girl Scout Troop #60309 from Cochran recently participated in a
Breast Cancer Awareness Service Project at Cochran's downtown
festival. The group passed out breast cancer brochures providing
information about Breast Cancer. The girls also created a petition
and obtained 100 signatures from women who committed to getting a
mammogram or completing a self-exam.
4. In honor of Juliette Low's birthday, Troop #57400 from Columbus
held their 1st Annual Founder's Day ceremony. During the month of
October, the troop performed beautification projects at Chase Homes and
the Riverwalk in Columbus and at a nearby nursing home. Additionally, the
girls learned about the life of Daisy through the history kits provided
by GSHG and Georgia Pacific. Lastly, the troop made poster size cards in
honor of GSHG Board Member & breast cancer survivor, Gloria Weston
Smart and GSHG staff member, Naomi Jackson.
5. Approximately 45 Girl Scouts from Richmond Hill attended a
Juliette Low birthday party, where about 50 gifts were collected to
donate to the Bryan County Children's Fund. Each year, the BCCF
delivers "Santa" for children in need.
6. Girl Scout Troop #30197 from Rincon held their Thinking Day
celebration early in order to celebrate England's Bonfire Night.
England has celebrated Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Day) on the 5th of
November since 1606. Girls tasted candy treats sent to them by
English pen pals and used Cadbury Fabulous Fingers topped with thousands
of sprinkles to make edible sparklers. Junior Girl Scouts earned the 1st
Newnham-On-Severn Rainbows Bonfire Night badge and the Junior Camper
badge. Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop #30078 shared campfire songs
and camping stories with those in attendance.
7. Troop #12307 from Oglethorpe County recently spent the day in
Atlanta. They spent several hours touring The King Center, the
Martin Luther King, Jr. birth home, the church, the Freedom Walkway and
reflecting pool. Afterwards, they attended the Women's Volleyball
Girl Scout Day at Georgia State University.
8. Girl Scouts from the Marshes of Glynn Service Unit in Brunswick
hosted a crazy hair booth at the 18th Annual CoastFest. CoastFest
is held every October at the Georgia DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters
near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. CoastFest highlights
Georgia's unique coastal environment in a family-friendly day of fun and
education. The Girl Scout volunteers "crazified" the hair of
over 700 girls and adults!
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.
All GSHG offices and council shops will be closed from noon on November
through November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.