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ToGetHerThere Launch

Girl Scouts of the USA is hosting events to launch ToGetHerThere—the boldest cause campaign dedicated to girls' leadership issues in the nation's history—on January 31 in New York City and on February 1 in Washington, D.C  The New York event features a panel discussion with key thought leaders in female leadership. ABC News journalist Deborah Roberts will moderate the panel, which will explore ways members of society can support girls in reaching their leadership potential. The... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, January 30, 2012 | 0 comments

What Girl Scouts Did for Me

When I was a little girl, I was short, skinny and had a pronounced overbite. I was an extremely shy child. My family lived on a farm and we had no close neighbors. My mother worked nights as an emergency room nurse. I would see her in the morning when I got ready for school and on weekends. There were not a lot of activities or social events for me growing up. Money was always a concern for my family. I was the youngest of four children and my wardrobe consisted of hand me downs and shoes... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, January 30, 2012 | 1 comments

Join the Volunteer Support Team

The Volunteer Services Department is looking to put together a team of enthusiastic volunteers interested in being a support for their fellow volunteers. The team will work closely with the council on a number of important projects throughout the year. Team members should have access to the internet- the team will communicate primarily through email, conference calls and on-line meetings, with a few opportunities for face-to-face planning. Purpose of the Volunteer Support... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, January 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Huffington Post Runs Slide-show of Famous Girl Scouts

The Huffington Post has a slide-show with legends like Lynda Carter, Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore and Shirley Temple Black, who were all once living by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. This esteemed group of ladies are also joined in the sisterhood by scouts of a younger generation, including Abigail Breslin and Dakota Fanning. Both of these young actresses took the oath to "be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Anna Maria Chavez Attends State of the Union

Yahoo reports that Girl Scouts of the USA's CEO Anna Maria Chávez was present as President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address, in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives. In his speech, he focused on education reform, repairing America's infrastructure, and creating new energy sources in America. Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana, gave the Republican response after the State of the Union Address. In keeping up the tradition that began with the... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Call for Board of Directors Nominees

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South Board Development Committee (BDC) has started the nomination process for the GSHS Board Nominees. Please see below for Board of Directors Summary of Governance Accountabilities. As mandated by the GSHS Bylaws, the Board Development Committee responsibilities are as follows:    The board development committee (BDC) is responsible for partnering with the board to build a high performing board that is as effective as it can be.  In... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, January 23, 2012 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Heart of the South Launches First-Ever Council App

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council has launched a council-specific mobile app, the first of its kind among national Girl Scout councils. The app boasts information such as calendar events, local council news, Safety Activity Checkpoints, and blog posts, as well as a link to the council’s mobile site. The app includes customizable settings that allow the user to tailor the available information specific to Girl Scouts, families, and volunteers. Users can also personalize the... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, January 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Inspired by Design Star Meg Caswell

In Illinois, the Southtown Star reports that a group of Girl Scouts recently had a viewing of the Season 6 finale of HGTV’s “Design Star.” On the screen, Chicago’s Meg Caswell stood before a panel of judges for the final critique of the interior design work she created for the show’s competition. In real life, Caswell stood next to the laptop screen as they all watched the episode from September. Caswell ended up being named the show’s winner, making her an HGTV interior... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | 0 comments

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Names Girl Scouts Among 10 Nonprofits to Watch in 2012

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Girl Scouts of the USA is among the 10 Nonprofits to Watch in 2012 . "This will be a big year for America’s favorite cookie purveyor: Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate its centennial, start a major fund-raising effort, and unveil a “Year of the Girl” campaign to mobilize organizations nationwide to promote leadership opportunities for girls," states the article. "And it will do all that with a new chief executive, Anna Maria... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr., Day

On Monday, January 16th, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who embodied the ideals of courage, confidence and character to which we as Girl Scouts are committed. His heroic embrace of brotherhood, sisterhood and forgiveness in an angry, fearful and divided time was an inspiration and a beacon of hope to millions, and helped save a troubled nation from calamity. He truly made the world a better place for all. More than fifty years ago, Dr.... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge, Volunteers at Scouting

In England, The Daily Mail reports that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is to become a volunteer helper at her local scout group as part of a new package of royal patronages. Kate will wear the Scout Association’s distinctive blue shirt and scarf as she lends a hand at meetings close to the rented farmhouse she shares with Prince William on Anglesey. She will also be required to take the Scout Promise – vowing to ‘do my best to do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people,... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, January 9, 2012 | 0 comments

GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chavez to appear on CNN

On Saturday, January 7, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA’s CEO Anna Maria Chávez will be featured in a segment on CNN about Girl Scouts and girls’ financial empowerment. A new curriculum of merit badges proposes to teach Girl Scouts of the USA’s more than three million girl and adult members everything from good credit to budgeting to the ins-and-outs of saving and investing. In all, there are 13 Girl Scout badges and awards related to financial literacy. Times and listings are as... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, January 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Create a Song About Your Girl Scout Experience for a Chance to Rock the Mall!

The Girl Scouts Council of Nation's Capital wants all Girl Scouts to create an original song about your Girl Scout experience and upload a video of yourself performing the song on YouTube. The winner will perform on stage at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along on June 9, 2012! To enter, create an original song about what the Girl Scout experience means to you. Record your song using a video camera, cell phone or any recording device. Upload that... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | 0 comments


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