marked the official start of the new Girl Scout year, and it's going
to be a fun one! Be sure to check out all of the awesome program opportunities
coming up this fall. And, if you're a volunteer, be sure to
help us spread the word about how awesome it is to volunteer with
Girl Scouts via social media - the more volunteers we have, the more
girls we can serve! Share with EVERYONE what you "can't
wait to" do with your troop this year!
First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the important role
played by Girl Scout volunteers in a new video released last week by
Girl Scouts of the USA, for which she serves as Honorary National
President. If you haven't had the chance to check it out, here
First Lady Michelle
Obama supports Girl Scouts
other fun stuff
got the chance to see your artwork on a Girl Scout
patch! The 2015 Early Bird theme is "To Serve My
Country," so submit your original artwork featuring that
theme to email@example.com
or mail it to Christina Smith, 185 Newton Bridge Road, Athens,
GA 30607 by December 1, 2013. The winning design will be
featured on the 2015 Early Bird patch!
to visit Chile, Morocco, Japan, or Scotland? How about
Hawaii or Australia? With Girl Scout destinations,
you get to experience an AMAZING travel adventure and return
feeling inspired and empowered. NOW is the time to
browse the opportunities available for 2014 before the
application deadline approaches. Read More
Fall Product Program is underway, and this year we have an
extra special way to support the "Troop to Troop"
portion of the program by sending special messages to men and
women serving overseas this Thanksgiving! Read More
are excited to announce that several new Girl Scout
scholarship opportunities are available to older GSHG girls,
including the Jeanne McPherson Stansell Memorial Scholarship
and the Al'Shondra Harris Girl Scout College Book Scholarship.
We also have funding available for local Service Unit World
Thinking Day events in our council, thanks to a generous grant
from Publix Charities. Read More
what steps to take to earn your Gold Award just got
easier! Check out GSUSA's new Gold Award App
that will help you through the Gold Award earning
for troop leaders
Meeting Council Delegate ballots are now available. Voting
will take place for one month, and you can vote by paper
ballot or online at our website here.
volunteers are now able to save 20% on all ARC classes offered
at the various Red Cross chapters. To receive the
discount, just use coupon code GSUSAHISTORICGA0714 when
registering for a training in your community.
newest version of Volunteer Essentials is now available on our
(Leadership Experience for Adult Pathways) Conferences in
Savannah and Columbus are taking place this month, so join us
for one of these events!
for trainings such as First Aid/Child & Adult CPR
(required before Girl Scouts can leave their meeting place to
participate in other outside activities) and Outdoor Skills
have been added to the website. Read More
your calendar for Georgia Gives Day on November 13,
2013! On this day, thousands of Georgians will raise as
much money as possible in a 24-hour period for numerous
non-profits, including Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia!
Georgia Gives Day is a collaboration of the Georgia Center for
Nonprofits in partnership with participating nonprofits.
Gifts made to GSHG through the Georgia Gives Day website on
November 13 will increase our chances to earn matching
funds. Tell your friends - EVERY gift counts! Read More
you a Kroger shopper? If so, you can support GSHG just
by shopping! Register for their Community Rewards
Program today and start earning for GSHG. Read More
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Fund Development
Cindy Wisham recently met with U.S. Congressman
Scott to request his support for HR 2134, the Charitable
Pension Flexibility Act of 2013.
this month, the council shop in the Columbus Service Center
will now be open every Thursday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Guides and Great Start Kits are still on sale until October
now through October 15, if you spend $50 in the shop, you can
purchase the new Girl Scouts neon digital watch for just
shop orders placed with your local council shop between
October 30 - November 1 at noon are eligible for FREE standard
today to attend the 2014 National Council Session/53rd
Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a National
Delegate! The event will take place October 16-19, 2014,
and it is truly the experience of a lifetime.
Applications are due on October 18, 2013. Read More
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. Standard text
messaging rates apply.
1. Girl Scout Troop
#60237 from Macon decided to use their Girl Scout
Cookie program proceeds to fund their end-of-the-year trip.
The girls visited Tennessee and took an incredibly exciting white
water rafting trip down the Pigeon River.
Girl Scout troops recently participated in the
Tunnels to Towers 5K in Savannah by lining up along the last ¼ mile
of the race course and holding photos of the 343 male and female
firefighters and police officers who lost their lives on
9/11. Every child and adult who participated was incredibly
touched by the event and the time given to them by the firemen and
families who took time to thank each child.
3. Girl Scout Daisy Troop
#50105 of the Columbus area and their families
recently spent an exciting day at Butts Mill Farm, an event for
which the girls chose to utilize their Girl Scout Cookie profits
from this past year. The girls had a ton of fun going tubing
and taking pony rides.
4. Girl Scout Brownie Troop
#30675 from St. Marys used their Girl Scout Cookie
Program profits to visit Savannah to learn about Girl Scout
history! They toured First Headquarters and had a rededication
ceremony, visited the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, explored all
of Savannah's beautiful squares and finished the day with ice cream
Scouts from the Columbus area recently participated
in the Paint the Town Pink Flash Night Run, a 5K glow experience
with music. The event proceeds benefited the West Central
Georgia Cancer Coalition.
Scouts from Savannah and the surrounding areas
recently came together for an overnight training as part of an
exciting global project called "Saving Children's and Mothers'
lives: Photography as a Tool for Social Change." WAGGGS
has partnered with PhotoVoice - a photography charity - to
implement this initiative to teach and empower girls and young
women to use photography as a way of exploring the state of child
and maternal health issues in their communities.
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