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Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:49 PM

To: Tara Nobles

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OCTOBER 2013

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October 1 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 it is:

First Lady Michelle Obama supports Girl Scouts

First Lady Michelle Obama supports Girl Scouts



 

programs and other fun stuff

 

  • You've 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 csmith@gshg.org 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!
     
  • Want 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 >>
     
  • The 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 >>
     
  • We 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 >>
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  • Knowing 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 process. 

 

for troop leaders and volunteers

 

  • Annual 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.
     
  • GSHG 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.
     
  • The newest version of Volunteer Essentials is now available on our website here!
     
  • LEAP (Leadership Experience for Adult Pathways) Conferences in Savannah and Columbus are taking place this month, so join us for one of these events!  Read More >>
     
  • Dates 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 >> 

 

financial support

 

  • Mark 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 >>
     
  • Are 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 >>  

 

advocacy

 

 
 

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Fund Development Manager

Cindy Wisham recently met with U.S. Congressman Austin
Scott to request his support for HR 2134, the Charitable
Pension Flexibility Act of 2013.

 

shop

 

  • Starting this month, the council shop in the Columbus Service Center will now be open every Thursday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
     
  • Girl Guides and Great Start Kits are still on sale until October 31, 2013.
     
  • From now through October 15, if you spend $50 in the shop, you can purchase the new Girl Scouts neon digital watch for just $5!  (While supplies last.)
     
  • Any shop orders placed with your local council shop between October 30 - November 1 at noon are eligible for FREE standard shipping!

 

also:

 

  • Apply 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 >>
     
  • 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.  Standard text messaging rates apply.  

 

troops on the move

 



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.

2.  Many Girl Scout troops recently participated in the Tunnels to Towers 5K in Savannah by lining up along the last 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 at Leopold's!

5.  Girl 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.

6.  Girl 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.
 
Is your troop doing cool things? Take a photo and send it to tnobles@gshg.org.   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.

 

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