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.
We hope that you had an enjoyable Labor Day and are now ready to
kick start the brand new Girl Scout membership year on October
1st! We'll continue to celebrate our 100th Anniversary and the Year
of the Girl, and we have lots of great events taking place this fall
throughout the Council. We hope that you'll join us for one (or
SOME) and definitely lots of fun!
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Staff
girl scout first headquarters
The shop located within the Girl
Scout First Headquarters building in Savannah will soon be getting a
"make over!" The transformation will take place over a
period of two weeks (September 17-30) so the building will be
closed during this timeframe. We apologize for any inconvenience
this may cause and thank you for your patience. We look forward
to seeing you at the new and improved FHQ shop beginning
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has lots of exciting
events planned for girls this fall! The Teen Leadership
Conference will take place September 21-23 at Camp Tanglewood in
Augusta and Girls' Golf Day will take place at numerous locations
throughout the Council. Get additional information about these
events and more upcoming programs on our website calendar.
Just use the drop-down box to search by grade level.
make your mark on history
Time is running out to purchase a brick at the Girl Scout First
Headquarters building in Savannah! The building was formerly the
carriage house for Juliette Low's adult home and it was willed to the
local Girl Scout council upon Juliette's death in 1927. The building
currently houses the council's archives and serves as a program
activity center, offering exciting interactive educational experiences
for Girl Scouts and the community.
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...
girl scouts forever green
anniversary take action project
Do your part to
make the world a better place and join Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from
around the world in celebration of our movement's positive impact on
See exactly how
many people from GSHG have done their part here!
Take the Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge! Then, take
part in one of the three GSFG Take Action project ideas: Reduce Waste,
Save Energy or Plant a Rain Garden. Register your Forever Green
project online here to receive
a patch. After you have registered your project, contact Betsy Connell
at email@example.com to
receive your patches. Include brief details about
the project you completed (including the date, location and number
of girls who participated.) Please also include your address, and
we'll mail the patches to you.
Last month, GSHG announced that our Augusta service
center will soon be relocating to 508 Shartom Dr., Augusta, GA,
30907 in the Augusta Business Center.
However, there has been a slight change of schedule. The current
Augusta office will close Thursday, September 20, and
we'll reopen for business at the new location on Monday, September
24. We feel sure that our relocation will enhance our customer
service so we can all more easily focus on our mission, to build girls
of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better
funds for your troop
Product Program is almost here! This year's theme is "What Can a
Girl Do? Get Connected!" Girls will learn money
management skills and how to set and achieve goals, and they'll earn
start-up funds for their troop for the new Girl Scout year.
Here are some
important upcoming dates:
10-16: Troop training
September 17: Order taking begins
Nuts/candy delivered to SUs
November 12-30: Nuts/candy delivered to Customers
child abuse and neglect
expands mandated reporters
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. The law requires that mandated reporters,
"having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused,
shall report or cause reports of that abuse to be made."
The council will offer information and training to help staff and
volunteers understand their role, be able to identify the warning signs
of abuse and neglect, and understand the reporting process. You will
receive more details about this law, the training and the reporting
process at upcoming Service Unit meetings.
You can access the Child Protective Services fact sheet on child abuse
and neglect here.
Want to learn more now? The Governor's Office for Children and Families
(GOCF) sponsors a free, online training course, provided through
ProSolutions Training, that details the law and its recent changes,
discusses warning signs that can indicate if a child is being abused or
neglected, and explains your role in reporting suspected child abuse.
The hour long course can be accessed online here.
and on demand
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is excited to announce
that we'll be launching our brand new website at gshg.org in just
a few weeks. A clean new look and easier navigation will have you
loving the new site as much as we do!
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. Leader Kits
are also available for $28.99 and include insignia tab, WAGGGS Pin,
position pin, membership pin and your choice of one of the 18 Journey
facilitator's guides. Leader Kits also include a free 100th
Anniversary tote bag!
All Council shops will be
closed for inventory September 26-28.
important info for volunteers
time to begin the process of choosing delegates for this year's
annual meeting. This month, service units should identify
delegate candidates and submit names to their Membership
Manager. Voting will take place (via Survey Monkey online and
paper ballots at Service Unit meetings) from October 8-November
9. Votes will then be tallied and delegates will be notified
in late November.
- "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. A
link will also be provided on the website for your convenience.
October 4 at Burns Memorial UMC in Augusta at 6:00 pm
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 16 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
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 our training
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.
troops on the move
1. Girl Scout
Daisy and Brownie Troop
#12088 from Athens made 100 bags out of recycled
t-shirts. They filled the bags with fun materials and activities and then
donated them to the pediatric units at Athens Regional and St. Mary's
hospitals in Athens!
2. Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador Troop #30157 from Savannah used
their profits from this year's Girl Scout Cookie program to take a cruise
to the Bahamas this summer! They visited Freeport and Nassau and
had an amazing time.
3. This summer, several members of Girl Scout Troop #13601
from Monroe spent some time visiting Savannah. They attended the
Centennial Camporee day camp on June 29 and earned the Girl Scout Ways
and the Geocaching Council's Own badges. They also earned the Coastal
Georgia badge by completing the Marsh Ecology Walk at the Tybee Marine
Science Center. They finished their trip with a visit to the
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the Girl Scout First Headquarters.
4. Girl Scout Troop
#60403 from Milledgeville used part of their cookie
proceeds to attend Scout Days at Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta,
GA. The girls really enjoyed seeing all the animals; however, one
Girl Scout got more than she bargained for when the giraffe drooled on
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.
Dough cards earned during the 2012 Cookie Program will expire on
September 21, 2012!