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.
Welcome to a brand new year of Girl Scouting! The
2012-2013 Membership Year officially began on October 1st. Let's
make it the best year ever!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
a new gshg.org
and on demand
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is excited to announce
that we've launched our brand new website! It has a clean new
look, improved search function, photo galleries and additional content
not available on the old site. Visit the site and do some
exploring at www.gshg.org.
tate wins leadership award
outstanding girl scout
Girl Scout Ambassador from Columbus Kalin
Tate recently attended Margie Harvey's "Girls Who Rule the
World" retreat in Atlanta. Margie Harvey is married to Steve
Harvey (Family Feud, Steve Harvey show, author.)
Kalin was one of just 100 girls chosen from the state of
Georgia to attend this event, and while there, she was presented with
the Overall Leadership Award! As part of this honor, Kalin
received a camcorder, iPad and two gift cards!
Kalin was selected to attend the Girl Scout Leadership
Institute in Houston last November and currently serves on the girl
planning committee for GSHG's Teen Leadership Conferences.
2014 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
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 in order to receive reimbursement.
Designs for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar
were recently unveiled by National President Connie L. Lindsey and
Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez. The commemorative
coin, authorized by Public Law 111-86, honors our 100th Anniversary and
the achievements of the 59 million women across the nation whose lives
have been influenced by Girl Scouting. This is the first time the
United States Mint has produced a commemorative coin dedicated to a
As authorized, the United States Mint will produce up to 350,000 coins
in 90 percent silver. The legal tender coin, which will have a face
value of $1, will be available in both proof and uncirculated
qualities. Surcharges collected from coin sales are authorized to be
paid to GSUSA for Girl Scout program development and delivery. The
United States Mint expects the coins to be available for purchase early
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 November 16,
2012. For more information, please contact Christy Cooper,
Product Sales Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
girl scout program aides
The Girl Scout Program Aide requirements have recently
been updated, and we want everyone to be aware of these changes.
When Girl Scout Cadettes are ready to step up to the next level of
leadership, they may choose to become Program Aides. Program
Aides, or PA's, are girls who assist with the planning and
implementation of Girl Scout program in every pathway, from troop to
service unit to camp. They do this work with Girl Scout Brownies and
In order to become a PA, a girl must complete these steps:
1. Earn one LIA (Leadership in Action) award.
2. Complete a council-designed leadership training course for PA's.
3. Work directly with girls over six activity sessions.
More information can be found on page 30 of the Girl's Guide to Girl
Scouting for Cadettes. The LIA award requirements are found in
the Cadette Journey books - there is one LIA award for each Cadette
No PA trainings are currently scheduled for fall, but there will be
some in the spring. Meanwhile, Cadettes who wish to be Program
Aides can work on their LIA Awards so they'll be ready to take PA
training when it is offered.
Questions? Contact Betsy Connell at email@example.com.
make your mark on history
Time is running out to purchase a brick at the Girl Scout First
Headquarters building in Savannah!
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...
funds for your troop
Order taking is
under way for GSHG's Fall Product Program! This year's theme is
"What Can a Girl Do? Get Connected!" Girls are
learning money management skills, how to set and achieve goals, and
they'll earn start-up funds for their troop for the new Girl Scout
Nuts and candy product will be delivered to Service Units November 7-9,
and products should be delivered to customers November 12-30.
Please note: In light of the current peanut butter recall,
Ashdon Farms, the company that produces our nut and candy product, has
released the following statement:
"Ashdon Farms products are
not impacted by the current ongoing recall of peanut butter, nut
butters, and related items currently being conducted in connection with
product from Sunland, Inc. As you may be aware,
there is a growing number of product recalls associated with peanut
butter and other nut butters produced by Sunland, Inc., including a
large number of products that used nut butters provided by Sunland as
ingredients. Ashdon Farms does not use Sunland as a supplier
and therefore has no involvement in the recall."
The new virtual catalog
for Fall 2012 is available on the GSHG website here.
Great Start Kits for girls
are available again starting at $54 for sash kits.
All girl Journey books and adult
guides, all levels of The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, and all
Skill-Building Activity Badge sets are available in Braille. At this
time, through a generous donation, the books may be ordered at no
cost. Please order these resources for girls who will use them or
to stock reference libraries. Councils, volunteers, and girls can place
orders directly with the American Printing House for the Blind by phone
(best method) at 800-223-1839 x276, via fax at 502-899-2284 or online here. When
calling or faxing, please ask for/reference Doug Trent. Shipping is
free to legally sight-impaired customers. Customers will receive
books 2-3 weeks from time of order.
year, Girl Scouts celebrate our Founder Juliette Gordon Low's
birthday at the end of October. (Her birthday was October 31 -
on Halloween!) Stock up on birthday party supplies at your
local Council shop today.
important info for volunteers
- "Your Council, Your
Voice": GSHG will be holding Town Hall meetings
this fall for parents and volunteers. It's your opportunity to
help shape our future. RSVP to attend your Town Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 11 at Middle Georgia Tech College (Building A) in Warner
Robins at 6:00 pm
October 15 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville at 6:00 pm
October 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Savannah at 6:00 pm
October 20 at Columbus Library in Columbus at 11:00 am
November 15 at St. James Lutheran Church in Brunswick at 6:30 pm
November 17 at Victory Baptist Church in Tifton at 10:00 am
order to fully support our new leaders, we have started offering
Grade Level training. However, we need more facilitators for this
topic - please help us by volunteering in this role or by helping to
identify leads. If you know of an experienced or retired leader who
would make a great candidate, please share their contact info with
your Volunteer Management representative. (Volunteers will need to
take Facilitating Adult Learning and co-train Grade-level several
times in order to become qualified.)
The ideal candidate would:
* Be enthusiastic and have a positive attitude.
* Be an approved volunteer in good standing.
* Demonstrate professionalism and leadership to adult members
of Girl Scouting.
* Be or become familiar with and utilize current Girl Scouts
* Ensure that all GSUSA and Council policies and guidelines
has many wonderful volunteer training opportunities at ETC (Extreme
Team Conference), LEAP (Leadership Experience for Adult Pathways)
and GYK (Grow Your Knowledge.) For dates, locations and additional
information regarding these upcoming trainings, view the Volunteer
Training section of our website calendar.
New leaders may participate in our monthly teleconferences.
"Leadership Skills" will take place October 30th at noon
and 6:00 pm. Please dial 1-877-669-3239 and use pass code
will reimburse GSHG for the $12 membership fee as well as $7.48 for
program materials (the Journey book) for any of its girl members who
join Girl Scouts. If any girls in your troop or recruitment are
Amerigroup members, please fill out the Amerigroup form and attach it to
their membership registration.
July 1, 2012, Georgia law has expanded the list of people mandated
(law-bound) to report suspected child abuse or neglect. All child
service organization personnel (both employees and volunteers) are
now mandated reporters. Our highest priority is the safety of
our members. Reporting suspected child abuse is the right thing to
do. Failure to report within 24 hours may result in a criminal
misdemeanor charge against you and/or action by GSHG. More information
troops on the move
1. Girl Scout
Daisy Troop #30220 from Brunswick recently visited Jekyll Island.
The girls set out to clean the beach, each of them gathering a full bag
of trash off the coastline. While visiting, the girls learned about
seine fishing, and they explored the sea life that they discovered in the
2. Girl Scouts in Camden County participated in a star gazing event
at their local recreational center. Seven volunteers from the
Northeast Florida Astronomical Society brought their equipment and helped
girls view the moon, double stars and see a night tour of the sky.
3. As part of their Junior Journey project, Girl Scout Juniors from
Troop #50105 of the Albany area planted trees at the church where they
have their troop meetings. They visited the nursery, picked out the
trees and planted three Crepe Myrtles.
4. The Greenbrier-Harlem Service Unit in Augusta hosted a Pal Pool
Party at Camp Tanglewood at the end of August. Over 170 girls had a
great time swimming and eating snow cones and popcorn.
Is your troop doing cool things? Take a photo and send it to email@example.com.
Please be sure to include your troop number, where you're from and a
short description of the event in your email.