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The council mourns the passing of civil rights leader Maxine Smith

Girl Scouts Heart of the South mourns the passing of 100th Anniversary honorary chair and civil rights leader Maxine Smith. Council CEO, Angela Woods, said "Maxine was the model of the Girl Scout law and promise as she exemplifies courage confidence and character. It was an honor to have to have met her and to have had her serve as our honorary 100th Anniversary chair. She will be greatly missed by our community and Girl Scout family."  A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, April 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2013

Girl Scouts is kicking off Volunteer Appreciation Week by thanking all of our volunteers for volunteering for girls. Without a paycheck and without any fanfare, Girl Scout volunteers devote themselves to girl leadership. They put in long hours, stay patient as girls lead their own activities, and bring fun and spirit to everything girls do. Girl Scout volunteers are making a difference in the world, one girl at a time. Volunteer Appreciation Week is set aside... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, April 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Girl Scout Troop Grants Lifetime Membership to Graduating Senior

As of May 2012, the remaining three members of Troop 10396 graduated from high school.  In order to give back to Girl Scouting, they offered a 2013 graduating senior the opportunity to receive a Lifetime Membership to the Girl Scouts.  We are pleased to share that Troop 10396 selected Emily Patrick from Carroll County Troop 40304 as the recipient. Read an exerpt from Emily's application below:  My name is Emily Patrick. I was born March 12, 1995. I’ve been a Girl Scout for... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 0 comments

A Lesson in Resilience From the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

The Boston Globe reports that marathoners who run for a cause vow to return next year to the Boston Marathon. Two bombs exploded without warning during the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing 3 people and injuring 183 others. At the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, which had waited five years to join the BAA’s charity list, chief executive Ruth Bramson said the $60,000 raised will send dozens of Scouts to camps this summer. Many of her 13 runners were... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 0 comments

GSRI Uncovers Girls’ Lack of Confidence in Financial Decision Making, Illustrates Desire to Learn

The American dream is alive and well among girls, according to a new report by the Girl Scout Research Institute, which reveals that girls feel optimistic about their financial futures, yet are less than fully knowledgeable about essential financial principles and instruments, from using credit cards to establishing good credit. And just 12 percent of the girls surveyed say they feel confident in making financial decisions. “Our research is clearly telling us... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 0 comments

Kamp Kiwani Porch Party 2.0

By Therica C Johnson Robison It was a great weekend. A little hard work and fellowship with other people who love Kamp Kiwani and want it to look its best. We had a total of 26 people show up to help. What do you think 26 people can do: Restrain unit 2 unit house porch and rails at shower house and back rails at Thunderbird. Water sealed Thunderbird front porch. Repaired and painted the steps in 15 cabins, and 2 unit houses. Built new back porch on Ginny lodge... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 0 comments

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