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The Postal Service announced that it will salute the Girl Scouts in 2012 by commemorating the 100th anniversary of an organization credited with helping girls build character and leadership skills. The Celebrate Scouting Forever Stamp can be seen on social media and will be issued next year as part of the centennial celebration. Using social media to reach broader, more diverse audiences is an initiative that began this month to engage more interest in stamp collecting.

Select stamps from the 2012 commemorative program will be previewed one at a time throughout the summer. "Celebrate Scouting, the 'sister' stamp to the 2010 Scouting stamp, pays tribute to scouting organizations for the opportunities and pleasures they have provided millions of youths worldwide," said Stephen Kearney, manager, Stamp Services.

The stamp art was created by Craig Frazier of Mill Valley, CA, under the guidance of art director Derry Noyes of Washington, D.C. Customers may preview the stamps on Facebook, through Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf.

Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/USPSStamps
Beyond the Perf http://www.beyondtheperf.com/2012-preview/
Erin.jpgOur own Erin has been selected as one of GSUSA's National Young Women of Distinction. Erin earned her Gold Award in 2009 with her project "Life's Landing Pad" and is one of only 10 girls nationwide selected for this award. 

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!
Are there outgoing people in your troop who would like to inform others about why Girl Scouting is important to them? Then submit an application to be a Girl Scout Press Rep! Girl Scout Press Reps can be girls or adults, who enjoy public speaking or writing and would like to represent the council.

Press reps will hone their writing skills and learn about different kinds of media by participating in It's Your Story- Tell It! Journey-based activities. Press reps will be required to write at least three articles during the year about Girl Scout activities for possible publication. As part of the 100th Anniversary, press reps are encouraged to attend the anniversary celebrations and submit photos, videos, or articles.

Parents, it is very important to note that the majority of representation for the council will be internal to the Girl Scout community - through our website, blogs and newsletters.

To apply, submit the following application by September 15. Applications will be reviewed and confirmations sent by September 30. There will be a Press Rep Workshop in Montgomery and Mobile. A snack will be provided at both.
• Montgomery Workshop: October 17, 2011 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
• Mobile Workshop: October 18, 2011 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

You can submit applications to: communications@girlscoutssa.org or the Mobile or Montgomery Service Centers.
Colorado Girl Scouts to star on Food Network May 28

Each week, the Food Network Show Unwrapped uncovers behind-the-scenes details on classic American food, from peanut butter and chocolate syrup to French fries and bubblegum.  And now they've turned their eyes to Girl Scout Cookies!

Back in January, Girl Scouts of Colorado participated in a filming for this segment and we can't wait to see it.  We recently received word that this show will air May 28 at 7 p.m. on the Food Network. The Unwrapped website <http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_cw>  will have all the information on show times in different areas and a repeat schedule.

In addition to the shots of the Colorado Girl Scouts, this segment will also include scenes from Kentucky's Little Brownie Bakers, Girl Scouts of Colorado's cookie bakery, and interviews with a Girl Scouts of the USA marketing exec.

The Unwrapped episode is called "All American Eats" and in addition to Girl Scout Cookies will feature products such as Albanese Army Gummies, Bonomo Turkish Taffy, Coca-Cola, Hungry Jack Hashbrowns, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Land O' Lakes American Cheese, Little Debbie Creme Pies, Nestle Drumsticks, Shearer's Hot Dog Potato Chips, Starbucks Frappuccino and Twinkies.

Let's tune in -- it will be great fun to see our sister Girl Scouts and how our cookies are made!  


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