From: Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia <> on behalf of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia <>

Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:52 PM

To: Tara Nobles

Subject: Scholarships for Girls, 15% off in our Council Shops, and more!


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Sue Else PhotoWhat an exciting time for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia!

We are pleased to announce that Sue Else has been named the new Chief Executive Officer for the council, and her first official day with GSHG was August 19, 2013.  Read more about Sue here!

October 1, 2013, marks the official start of the new Girl Scout year, and it's going to be a fun one!  Take a moment to check out all of the awesome program opportunities coming up this fall.

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programs and other fun stuff


  • 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 >>
  • If you or your troop members are working on the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, September 30, 2013, is the deadline for Final Report submissions for those moving up to the next grade level in Girl Scouting this fall.  Read More >>
    Also, check out the awesome new Gold Award App that GSUSA just launched!
  • Grab a hammer!  The "Friends of Camp Low" invite Girl Scout volunteers, relatives, friends and girl members ages 14 + to join them for a productive and super fun work weekend at Camp Low September 20-22, 2013.  Read More >> 


for troop leaders and volunteers


  • Join us for Buzzing for Ebiz on September 16th!  This is an opportunity to get the face-to-face help you need and 15% off your purchases in the shop.  Read More >>
  • LEAP (Leadership Experience for Adult Pathways) Conference will be taking place throughout the Council in September and October.  Please make plans to join us for one of these events.  Read More >>
  • The Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Camp Martha Johnston in Lizella.  Service Units must submit Annual Meeting delegate nominees to their Membership Manager no later than September 30, as ballots will be distributed in October.


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 to help raise funds for numerous important causes.  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 >>
  • Daisies and Brownies with a desire to help others can make a difference with GSHG's new "I am a Philanthropist" program, coming soon!  More information will be announced here as it becomes available or contact your local Fund Development representative today!
  • GSHG's Fall Product Sale is almost here! Order-taking starts on Monday, September 16. The entire 2013-2014 Product Sales Calendar is available now.  Read More >> 





Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Board Member Gwen Wood (left) and COO Cheryl Legette (right) recently met with U.S. Representative John Barrow to request his support for House Bill HR 2134, the Charitable Flexibility Act.




  • All merchandise in the GSHG council shops will be 15% off on Monday, September 16, 2013, for the Buzzing for eBiz event!
  • Journey Facilitator sets AND Girl Guides are 25% off until October 31, 2013.
  • Current cookie credits expire on September 20, 2013.  Please plan to use yours for program registration or in the council shop prior to this date.  Cookie credit orders for the shop must be received by the council no later than noon on September 20, 2013.  Any orders received thereafter will not be processed.
  • All council shops will be closed for inventory September 25-30, 2013.




  • Apply today to attend the 2014 National Convention in Utah as a National Delegate!  Applications are due on October 18, 2013.  Read More >>
  • Girl Scouts partnered with TIME Magazine and AT&T to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, which Dr. King delivered on August 28, 1963. The August edition of TIME highlighted Girl Scouts' commitment to inclusivity, and GSUSA hosted a thought leadership roundtable entitled "People Who Make the World a Better Place" during which we identified important societal issues facing the country and discussed the importance of diversity and inclusiveness.
  • 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.  More than 30 Girl Scouts from Hall County recently visited the Hall County Courthouse to learn about their local, state and federal government.  Probate Judge Patty Walters Laine led girls through a tour of the courthouse and taught them about compromise, mediation and the voting process.

2.  Girl Scout Troop #11728 from Cleveland, Georgia, took a wonderful camping trip this summer.  They visited Lake Winnepesaukah and Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The girls learned some history, explored caves and enjoyed the local amusement park.  At the campsite, they built a fire, pitched their own tents and built a shelter to protect their belongings from the rain.

3.  Using the proceeds from this past year's Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scout Cadettes from Columbus area Troop #50105 recently visited Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.

4.  Girl Scout Juniors from Columbus area Troop #50105 set a goal of raising enough money during this year's Girl Scout Cookie Program to visit Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  They successfully reached their goal and made the trip this summer.
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