Council News

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Call for Board of Directors

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South Board Development Committee (BDC) has started the nomination process for the GSHS Board. 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 its expanded role, the BDC goes beyond recruiting and slating nominees for council leadership. It works closely with... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Releases “Girl Scouts Speak Out: Dear Mr. President” Video

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to release a public service announcement that features the two winners of its “ Girl Scouts Speak Out: Dear Mr. President ” contest, in which girls across the country were invited to make PSAs addressed to the presidential candidates telling them how they can support girls. The professionally produced 60-second video, which was filmed in Washington, D.C., is narrated by the two Girl Scouts who submitted the winning entries: Amanda, 15, from... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 0 comments

A Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Message from Anna Maria Chávez

On Monday, January 21, our nation will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Since its establishment as a national holiday, Girl Scouts across America have honored Dr. King's legacy by taking part in community service projects that range from serving food at homeless shelters to preparing care packages for our troops overseas. The countless hours Girl Scouts have given over the years are a wonderful and fitting tribute to a man who changed the course of history, calling on each of us... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, January 18, 2013 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts of the USA Unveils 2013 National Young Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts of the USA, the premier leadership organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character, has unveiled its 2013 National Young Women of Distinction.   These 10 young ladies have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Requirements for the award culminate, by completing a "take action" project that has made a measurable and sustainable difference in their communities. Gold Award recipients have already... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Belle Elementary Girl Scouts In School Troop

        By Emilie Hutcheson, GSHS Membership Manager The group discussed the importance of being unique. What is unique? How is every girl unique like a snowflake? The girls learned that some people like things they do not and that there are girls in their class or even grade that they have something in common with. The girls got a partner and... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | 0 comments

Vote Now for Girl Scouts!

We're so excited . . . and can use your vote! AdWeek and Parham Santana have selected  Nestle Crunch  Girl Scout Cookie Candy Bars as one of the top ten brand extensions of 2012. Please vote at  http://bit.ly/UP1XzW  until January 22. Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, January 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Girl Scout Alumnae Account for 70% of Female Senators

On a historic day for the nation and the Girl Scouts of the USA, five new women were inaugurated into the United States Senate today, bringing the total number of female Senators to 20, the largest proportion in history.  Of the 20 women now serving in the Senate, 14, or 70 percent, are Girl Scout alumnae.  In response, the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Anna Maria Chávez , today released the following statement: “For 100 years, Girl... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, January 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts and Sigma Gamma Rho Help Girls Imagine Engineering Careers

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has joined forces with Sigma Gamma Rho, one of the nation’s largest African American sororities, to help build awareness of career possibilities in science, technology, and engineering among girls and parents in the African American community. Working with local Girl Scout councils around the country, Sigma Gamma Rho’s alumnae chapters have made GSUSA’s Imagine Engineering  initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, a... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | 0 comments


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