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Girl Scouts hopes that all girls, adults, staff and volunteers will want to join in the excitement and ride "virtually" on the float. For a $5 donation, which will support the float, anyone can make a Float Flower Dedication and specify a name of their choice to be put on the float and "ride" the parade route. People have dedicated flowers for their daughters, troop leaders, volunteers, mothers or in memory of a loved one--the possibilities are endless.
Please consider joining in on this unique opportunity and telling your friends too! Visit this website or www.girlscoutsla.org to get your name on the float or make a dedication in honor of a Girl Scout, alumna, troop leader, family member or friend today. And don't forget to watch the Girl Scouts' float live on January 2, 2012, in the Tournament of Roses Parade! For questions about dedications, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouting 101 is a new online training from GSUSA, designed especially for new leaders. It contains all the latest information about the new Girls Guide to Girl Scouting (GG2GS) handbooks, and the third and final Journey series for every age level, "It's Your Story, Tell It."
GS101 replaces two other online trainings: Online Volunteer Orientation (OVO) and Leadership Essentials (LE). But don't worry -- GS101 covers the best of these, as well as the new information. Leaders can still train using OVO and LE, but we encourage new leaders to use GS101.
Please email mailto:email@example.com for the password. Enjoy!
Read more about Erin's project on the GSUSA website http://www.girlscouts.org/convention/whats_happening/ywod.asp
Erin is a 2009 graduate of Citronelle High School, and is currently a junior at Judson College. She will speak at the National Convention in Houston this November, where she will receive her award and a scholarship. Congratulations, Erin! We're so proud of you!
Anna Marie Chavez, the recently named incoming CEO of GSUSA,
is an accomplished woman! I was very
pleased to hear on the teleconference last week that she was selected by the
GSUSA Board of Directors.
is from the new breed of council CEOs.
An attorney, she has worked in politics and is skilled at advocacy during a time when our
attention is turned to giving girls voice. Someone told me she even has a council patch girls receive when they
meet the CEO.
Anna Marie is another CEO
who blogs regularly to work to keep in touch with her constituents. I was at a meeting with her, somewhat
briefly, but she recalled my name and details about our council, and this is
while she is the CEO of her own council.
I believe she will provide the type of leadership for "the Movement" to
serve today's girls and have us all working at "girl speed." For more information about Anna Marie, please see her biography.
Phase 2 of convention registration is open! If you are interested in attending GSUSA's National Convention without going through the council, visit https://girlscouts.wingateweb.com/portal/newreg.ww.
Prior to actually registering, you may want to learn more about the convention program. Details on the content, as well as information about Houston and housing, is available on the Girl Scouts convention website - www.girlscouts.org/convention.
During Phase 2, the general public or individuals or groups (e.g., troops, etc.) who do not register through their Girl Scout council may register themselves for any of the following: Official Visitors who are not Alternate Delegates, Day Passes, Hall of Exhibits Only Passes, 100th Anniversary Parties, Girl Scouts University @ Convention Tracks 1 and 2, and the History Conference. These individuals must meet the Girl Scout membership and minimum age requirements.
These registration categories must continue to register via Council Group Registration: Delegates, Official Visitors who are Alternate Delegates, Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) registrants, and Girl Scouts University (GSU) @ Convention: Track 3 - Board Governance registrants. Anyone who registers for any of these packages must do so through their Girl Scout council.
In November, it is again time for this convention. We have a delegation from our council, voted on at the annual meeting in April. They will travel to Houston for the convention. The host council, Houston, assures us that this will be a once in a lifetime experience.
During the convention they will also have a girl leadership institute. At the last convention this happened ahead of the convention so those girls who were older could actually be convention delegates. This time the girl leadership institute runs concurrent with the convention. We have 10 spaces available for girls 13 and older to attend this institute. The dates are November 9-12. The cost is around $1,000. We do have some limited scholarship funds available. If you know of an older girl who would like to attend, please contact me.
If you are interested in the proposed changes for the convention, we will be posting those on our website and welcome your comments. As convention delegates, they should reflect the views of the membership of this council. Comments are forwarded on to our convention delegation.
Coming this Fall! The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting
Where can a girl find exciting new badges, the 100th Anniversary handbook, information on bridging and Bronze/Silver/Gold Awards, and much more all in one place? In The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, of course! There is a Girl's Guide for each level of Girl Scouts from Daisies to Ambassadors.
The Girl's Guide features robust skill-building badge activities, updated and new awards, information on Girl Scout history and traditions, and -- most of all -- lots of fun!
With this fall release, girls can grow as leaders and build new skills with a complete National Program Portfolio: Journeys + The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting!
Take a peek. Let Brownie Elf tell you more...
See the Anatomy of a Badge, if you'd like something to print and share this exciting news with your troop!
To enter your recipes or those of your troop, simply go to: http://cookbookpublishers.com/utypeit/login.cfm. Our login is girlscout and our password is girls. Please make sure to enter your name and/or your troop number/location, so everyone knows who you are and where you're from.
Once you've entered your recipes, please continue to spread the word to other volunteers and friends in the community about this exciting project.
In celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD), Girl Scouts can receive a free water test kit while earning credit toward the Get with the Land or Water Drop patches just by registering for both WWMD and National Public Lands Day! Registration is free for both programs.
To receive a kit, troops must register with WWMD and indicate that they are affiliated with National Public Lands Day (NPLD), or register with NPLD and indicate that they are affiliated with WWMD. Simply checking the respective boxes while registering can do this. Kits will be shipped between July and September while supplies last.
Contact Jacqueline Connell with the Water
Environment Federation at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
In 2006, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) developed a partnership with World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD). Through the WWMD program, Girl Scouts learn about the quality of their local waters by testing for dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature and turbidity (or clarity). These parameters represent basic elements that help determine water quality. Girl Scouts then submit their data into the worldwide database, where it is included in the annual WWMD report produced at the end of monitoring activities performed each year.
We've created a page on our website just for 100th Anniversary plans and announcements.
We hope you'll visit this site often to see what cool new things are happening in honor of Girl Scouting's biggest anniversary ever.
If you want to get involved, volunteer, or make a donation, please contact email@example.com. Be a part of history; celebrate the 100th Anniversary of GSUSA!
What is GSLE? So, what is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience? That is the new acronym for what
you do with your girls. As
you may be aware, GSUSA has a new branding effort, working to make the brand
more relevant to today's girls.
You might have seen some of the ads, one with a young girl explaining to
her father on the beach why the sky is blue; she learned it in Girl
Scouts. There are new
program materials, with new colors and badges coming out in the fall. We are all engaged in a concerted
effort to sharpen the perception of what you do to build girls into leaders for
I was telling a friend the other day, many of the adults I have the opportunity to interact with are incredible individuals. They are able to juggle their work life, home life, and still have time to invest in a group of girls as a role model and leader. Most can do things I could never imagine doing. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is you; each time you interact with the girls, providing them with the best that you have to offer so they will be happy, contributing adults. It is an amazing thing to watch. Thank you for being a leader.
Richie, recognized for her key role in rolling out the Girl Scouts' brand-repositioning initiatives in 2010, credits her Girl Scout experience of selling cookies for instructing her on the fundamentals of marketing. Under Richie's leadership, the multi-cultural and Hispanic campaign roll-out continues. Print executions recently appeared in Oprah and Time magazines, and the campaigns have expanded into airport, mall, highway and transit out-of-home locations across the country. Media impressions to date have topped 1 billion, with donated media valued at $23 million.
Please join us in congratulating Laurel!
Certainly we have all been shaken by the waves of terrible news from Japan over these past few days.
This is the news - and the advice - that we can give at this time:
- USA Girl Scouts Overseas: There is an office and staff in Japan to support the families of military personnel stationed there. Reports are that our office has suffered minor damage and that all the staff and their families are "shaken" but fine.
- Money Earning Policy: It is fine for troops to raise money to aid victims of this horrible disaster. Please follow the GSSA money earning policy. See Page 74 of Volunteer Essentials. Remember that in the early stages of disasters like this, money can be more helpful than "care packages". Please click here for Money Earning Application Form.
- Helping Girl Scouts of Japan: We are very concerned about our Girl Scout sisters who are members of Girl Scouts of Japan and we would like to provide some movement-wide sport to them. Details are not available yet, but GSUSA will be setting up an account to collect donations to go to Girl Scouts of Japan so that we can send one large donation on behalf of all Girl Scout sisters in the USA.
As more news becomes available, we will share it with you.
Update 3/16: From Girl Scouts of Japan
The National Young Women of Distinction (NYWOD) is an honor conferred by GSUSA on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final project demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed s a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.
Any Girl Scout who completed her Gold Award between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010, is eligible to apply. Each NYWOD will receive a $3,000 scholarship and will be prominently and nationally recognized during the National Council Session/Convention in Houston, Texas in November 2011. Each council is allowed to send three nominees. Girls must submit an application and other required information to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at the Mobile Service Center April 1, 2011, in order to be considered. A committee will review applications and selected nominees will be notified by May 1, 2011.
Excellent news! The Girl Scout Research Institute is celebrating its 10th Anniversary tomorrow, November, 4, with an exciting event "Who's that Girl? Self-Image in the 21st Century". This event will take place in New York City but we can join via Ustream at 5:30 p.m. central standard time when the panel begins. At the event, GSUSA will be releasing new findings from a new study on girls and social media, including this refreshing statistic:
"92 percent of girls would give up all of their social networking friends if it meant keeping their best friend." - Girl Scout Research Institute, 2010
On the Ustream, guests will be hearing from a panel of adult and girl culture experts including Emme, supermodel and founder, Body Image Council, Maya Enista, CEO, mobilize.org, Gabi Gregg, MTV Twitter Jockey, Peggy Orenstein, Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; and Janie Victoria Ward, professor of education, Simmons College. We will also hear from a panel of girls from the New York City area.
Share this Ustream link with friends: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whosthatgirl
October 31 isn't just Halloween, it's the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. How much do you really know about her? Test your knowledge with this quiz. Girl Scouts of the USA has some really cool information about the woman who founded Girl Scouts!
October 31 isn't just Halloween, it's the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. How much do you really know about her?
Test your knowledge with this quiz.
Girl Scouts of the USA has some really cool information about the woman who founded Girl Scouts!
It's that time of year again for destinations! Check out the 2011 destinations.
· Explore It! Your Guide to Girl Scout destinations a resource for girls filled with tips on applying for destinations.
· Girl Scout destinations can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities. Read Explore Your World (PDF) and learn about all the fun and exciting experience these Girl Scouts had on their destinations trip.
· Got the travel bug? You're in the right place. The Global Travel Toolkit consists of four exciting resources to prepare you for international travel.
2011 destinations timeline:
November 15: Applications due in council office: 3483 Springhill Av. Mobile, AL 36608; firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz (extension 1202) for further information.
· Thanksgiving: All applications are in route to event sponsors from the applicants' home councils
· Dec. 1: All "early" applications received by event sponsors
· Jan. 14: All applicants notified of their status for "early" applications
· Feb. 1: All deposits holding a participants' spot are due to event sponsors for "early" applications
· Feb. 16: "Late" applications received by event sponsors
Girls can apply up to 4 destinations. Application process - fill out a Girl Scout application with 2 letters of recommendations. You can use the same letters of recommendation for additional destinations that you apply for.