Friday, December 10, 2010
While you're here don't forget to take advantage of all the great one-time-only specials we will be offering...
-Spend $50.00 or more and get a FREE STUFFED BEAR dressed in a cute sweatshirt
-15% OFF any Long Sleeve fashion item
-20% OFF all Holiday Ornaments
*Don't forget to stock up on stocking stuffers too. We carry Groovy Girl Dolls, Karito Kids Dolls,
Webkins, and a variety of fun toys and games.
*If you're making the trip anyway, plan ahead for World Thinking Day 2011 and Cookie Sales.
Come share your passion for Girl Scouts and embrace the spirit of giving! See you there!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
-Velina from the Shop
Friday, November 12, 2010
We need energetic Girl Scouts to volunteer their time to help answer phones at the 2010 Membership Pledge Drive. By volunteering your time, you will help KVIE raise funds which are necessary to support the mission of Public Television and also have the opportunity for Girl Scouts to be identified on TV.
Don’t miss this…
Available Phone Bank Shifts:
November 27th- December 12th
Sat & Sun
8:30am-12pm (Sat only)
Email email@example.com if you (or your troop) are interested in volunteering and want to sign up for a phone bank shift!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Did you know that Juliette Gordon Low came up with the idea of Girl Scouts after meeting the founder of Boy Scouts, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, in England in 1912? Girls were demanding a similar organization for themselves, so immediately after Juliette returned to the United States, she created Girl Scouts with the vision of helping girls become productive and responsible women. Girl Scouts began with just a small gathering of 18 girls and is now an international movement with over 3.7 million girl and adult members. Isn't that incredible!?
Due to her national recognition and success with Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1983, President Ronald Regan signed a bill naming a new federal building in Savannah in honor of Juliette Gordon Low. it was the second federal building in US history to be named after a woman.
Girl Scouts throughout the country plan to recognize her birthday with parties, service projects, and events. Is your troop doing anything to acknowledge this special event? please let us know by posting a comment or sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, be sure to visit the GSHCC's new Program Center, featuring a historical museum packed with vintage uniforms and artifacts from Girl Scout past. Register online to visit the museum, where you can learn more about Juliette Gordon Low and the history of Girl Scouts.
Do you know a lot about Juliette Gordon Low? Click here to take a quiz and find out.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Girl Scout Shop is a great resource for leaders and parents that need ideas or have questions. The shop staff has decades of Girl Scout experience and can answer questions ranging from which patch to buy to the Girl Scout Gold Award. Click here to meet the staff...
The shop also has a Girl Scout library that includes books with project ideas and tapes/Cd's with Girl Scout songs to sing at troop meetings. Everything in the library can be checked out free of charge.
The new fall fashion clothing line is in the shop now and new items are being put on the shelves everyday. Click here to view some of the fall fashion line...
Also, don't forget all profits fund services for your local Girl Scouts! Visit the shop today...
Monday, October 4, 2010
Forever Green Day is a day specifically dedicated to celebrating the sisterhood of Girl Scouts and acknowledging that once you're a Girl Scout, you're always a Girl Scout.
Girl Scouts has played an important role in the lives of many girls nationwide. We love hearing about the amazing things that Girl Scouts has done for girls, such as teaching them valuable skills, giving them incredible opportunities, creating lifelong memories, and letting them earn prestigious awards. Send us your Girl Scout stories by emailing us at email@example.com or if you've earned your Girl Scout Gold Award and would like to tell us about it click here.
Follow our Forever Green Day 2010 countdown on Facebook (click here to view our fan page) and be sure to make your Facebook status about Forever Green Day as a way to show your Girl Scout pride and remind others about the special day.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Stylish hoodies, sweaters, leggings, sweatshirts, sweats, plaid shirts, rugby shirts and long-sleeved t-shirts will keep them both fashionable and warm this season, while the cute new Girl Scout bracelets and watches will help accesorize their outfits. Our interns are especially fond of our newest fall fashion apparel and had a blast modeling it for our blog and website.
Don't forget that the Annual Sale is still happening, so come into the Girl Scout Shop anytime until September 30th to receive 20% off on all regularly priced apparel for girls, teens, and adults (when you spend $25 or more). Excludes official uniform vests, sashes, tunics, and clearance items. After the annual sale, outerwear will continue to be 20% off until October 15th.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We are looking for all recipients of the highest Girl Scout Award
As we prepare for our 100th anniversary in 2012, we want to recognize local women who achieved the highest award in Girl Scouts at a council-wide celebration. We want to highlight achievers, but we need to find these past recipients of our highest award. If you, or your advisor, or leader, know of anyone who is a past award winner, please copy and paste the form below into an e-mail and e-mail your answers to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name of Past Award Winner:
Years in Girl Scouts ______ - _______
Award Achieved & Year
_________ Golden Eaglet 1916 - 1919
_________ Golden Eaglet of Merit 1919 - 1939
_________ First Class Rank 1933 - 1963
_________ Curved Bar Award 1940 - 9163
_________ First Class Award 1963 - 1980
_________ Girl Scout Gold Award 1980 - 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
This is a perfect opportunity to nominate a Girl Scout that you know. The deadline to nominate someone is July 9.
For more information click here www.girlscoutshcc.org/gshccadmin/site1/girlscouts/girlscouts/ambassadorLinks_scholarships.asp
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thank you to everyone who donated cookies to the soldiers during this cookie season and all the troops and troop leaders that worked so hard.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
At the beginning of January, we had a cookie kickoff party. We started our meeting by watching the Bakery Tour video from the ABC Smart Cookie website. This is a great video that showcases how Girl Scout cookies are made while sharing interesting facts and statistics about those cookies. After the video, I talked to the girls about safe selling. They gave me lots of good answers about staying safe while selling cookies. The ABC Smart Cookie website has a Cookie Activity Safety Guidelines flyer under the Volunteers-Training section of their website that is very helpful in teaching the girls that safety is the first priority.
In the spirit of all things cookie – we had a frosting party from Cookie Connection at the end of our meeting. Each girl got a plain sugar cookie and was able to frost and decorate it with her choice of colors and toppings. While the girls were busy creating their masterpieces, I went over the important details and paperwork with their parents.
At our troop meeting last Sunday our girls brainstormed to come up with ideas of how they’d like to spend the cookie money they earn this year. Some of their ideas included: a dinosaur museum, resident camp, Disneyland, ice skating, San Francisco, a fish hatchery, Six Flags and Apple Hill. After ruling out the ideas that were similar to things we had already done or were already in the works for the future, we settled on a trip to the snow!
I encourage our girls to set a personal goal based on the incentive they want to earn. Those incentives do a great job motivating our girls! The most desired incentives for our troop are the sitting plush frog, a movie ticket and the peace sign necklace! Additionally, I give each girl her sales number from last year to help set her goal for 2010. I encourage each girl to set a goal for herself that is a little higher than what she did last year.
The last thing our girls have to do this month (as far as cookies go) is complete the Catch GOALS! activity on the ABC Smart Cookie website. My daughters entered their personal sales goals and used online marketing tools to send e-mails to family & friends. Just a note, if your girl enters her goal by the end of January then updates it before cookie sales are over, she can earn a special patch!
We’re looking forward Mega Drop cookie pick up event on February 13th! In the meantime, we’re still taking orders and working towards our personal and troop goals!
Monday, February 1, 2010
D'Auna preformed the song for various family members and friends as her sales pitch. She sold 256 boxes during pre-sales this year! She is still selling cookies with this song and is becoming more comfortable preforming and speaking in front of a crowd. My little Daisy Scout is proud to have sold so many boxes of Girl Scout Cookies during her first cookie season. I am proud of the fact that she is developing confidence and public speaking skills that will have a lasting influence on her life, all thanks to Girl Scouts...and a cute little song!
Guest Blogger Sylvia