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Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Newsletter

November 2012


in this issue

:: georgia gives day

:: epic conference

:: operation pillow case dresses

:: girl scouts psa contest

:: buy a brick

:: early bird patch contest

:: georgia youth leadership awards

:: program opportunities

:: world thinking day



You 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

georgia gives day  Georgia Gives Day

fundraising opportunity for gshg 

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  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 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 your choice.

Click for a cause at!   



epic conference EPiC
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 or 706-548-7297.



operation pillowcase dresses Pillow Case Dress

a 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



Girls Speak Outgirl scouts
speak out:
end bullying

psa contest   


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
buy a brick

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... 

2014 early bird patch contest
submit your artwork!
Early Bird Design 2013


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 30607.  



georgia youth leadership awards  

accepting nominations now
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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 Awards!    

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 February.

Nominations accepted through December 31, 2012.  Click here for the nomination form and for additional information.



program opportunities for girls
new items on the calendar    


Please visit the GSHG website regularly, as we are constantly adding programs to the event calendar. The following programs have recently been added:

Inventor Workshop at the Tubman Museum
Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Macon

High Awards Workshop
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
Thinking Day 2013

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 by November 16.

Criteria includes:

  • The Service Unit's 2013 Thinking Day event will be open to any girl in the council who wishes to attend
  • The council may advertise the event on the GSHG website
  • The Service Unit has a council-trained SU Event Director involved in planning
  • Service Unit will receive the funding after receipts for money spent and photos or videos of our event are turned in to Betsy Connell
  • All receipts for money spent must be turned into the council office by February 28, 2013 for reimbursement

Fall 2012 Catalog    council shop updates

  • Select 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.

  • GSUSA 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.
  • It 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.
  • Please note that all Council Shops will be closed from noon on Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. 



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  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 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
  • 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 START: 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 


TOTM Nov 2012   

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   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 21
through November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.


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