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Anna Maria Chávez Selected Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA

New York, N.Y.—Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced today that Anna Maria Chávez, who grew up in a small town in southern Arizona and rose to become deputy chief of staff to that state’s then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, has been appointed to the top post at the iconic organization. Chávez is set to officially assume her new role at the Girl Scouts National Council Session/52nd Convention in November. Chávez’s appointment as the 19th chief executive of Girl Scouts, among the largest and most... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | 0 comments

Way to Go Horn LakeTroop 10475!

Girl Scout Troop 10475 organized an Anti-Bullying Rally at Horn Lake Middle on Saturday, August 6 and receive lots of media (even national) attention for tackling the issue of bullying. We are very proud of our Girl Scouts! GSUSA Blog Taking a Stand Against Bullying in Mississippi The Desoto Times Tribune , MS, reports that "Bullying is Wrong" was the theme recently at the area's first anti-bullying rally at Horn Lake Middle School. Troop 10475 organized the... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Lip Smackers Coming Soon!

Drug Store News reports that Aspire Brands’ Lip Smacker has inked a licensing deal with Girl Scouts of USA to develop the new Girl Scout Lip Smackers inspired by the flavors of Girl Scout Cookies. “Girl Scout Cookie-flavored Lip Smackers was a natural fit for us. The flavors are deliciously iconic and the mission of Girl Scouts of the USA is something we have a real interest in supporting,” stated Leslie Gibbs, brand marketing director at Aspire Brands. ... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | 0 comments

FREE Money Management Course for GS Volunteers!

Learn how to make the most of your money and credit! As a Girl Scouts Heart of the South volunteer you have the opportunity to attend " Common Cents ", a personal money management course being presented to United Way organizations' employees and volunteers by the Rise Foundation . Session I: Monday, August 22, 2011 5 - 8 p.m. Financial Goal Setting & Attitudes Income & Choices Developing & Maintaining a Spending Plan Session II:... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, August 5, 2011 | 0 comments

Girl ScoutsThen and Now With Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

By Jennifer Moody, Albany Democrat-Herald Then: Girl Scouts use several books at each level. For instance, Brownies have the Brownie Handbook, the Brownie book of “Try It” badges and a “Journey” book for Brownie-age girls, along with any supplemental material for the Brownie level. Now: Starting this fall, Scouts will have just the “ Journey ” book for their age group plus one other book, “ The Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting ,” which will encompass both the handbook... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | 0 comments

Celebrate Scouting

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. The stamp features a large silhouette of a girl with binoculars looking into the distance — perhaps sighting a soaring bald eagle or a faraway destination. The scene within the silhouette features a girl in mid-stride with a walking stick, shorts, and backpack on a serious summer trek.... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, August 1, 2011 | 0 comments

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