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Upcoming Council Hours and Closings

The fall and winter months can get a little hectic with school functions and the holidays! Here is an updated calendar of council hours and closings for the remainder of 2015 to help plan your council visits. See council service center and shop locations and hours below.  OCTOBER Friday, October 9, 2015 - Council closed for Fall Break Monday, October 12, 2015 - Council closed for Fall Break Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Memphis Council Shop Open 10 a.m. to 1... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | 0 comments

National Stand Beside Her Forum Gathers Women to Discuss Collaboration and Support

We will host a panel with regional female leaders to discuss the importance of female collaboration, support and mentorship. These women will be speaking on their personal and professional experience standing beside her.  This event is free and open to the public.  After the forum their will be a networking hour to meet other women who share our mission. Our featured panelists:  Erika Cain, Founder, GIRL 24 Movement    Kim Cherry,... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Watch the 2015 National Young Women of Distinction Event

Girl Scout alumnae and Girl Scouts across the country will join together to celebrate the National Young Women of Distinction via livestream telecast. Girl Scouts is thrilled to announce that some special guests will be joining our celebration Wednesday, October 7, 2015 live from the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Join us: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Award Ceremony 4:00 p.m. EDT Take Action Presentations 6:30 p.m. EDT Special Guests Awards... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Latest Iteration of Girl Scouts' Digital Cookie Program to Be Made Possible by Dell and Visa

NEW YORK , Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dell, Visa, and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced a collaboration that will support Digital Cookie 2.0 , a fun, safe, and interactive platform enabling girls to sell cookies to consumers through digital technology. Designed to teach online and entrepreneurial know-how, Digital Cookie 2.0 encourages girls to learn vital twenty-first-century business and technology skills. Dell and Visa are providing hundreds of... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, September 21, 2015 | 0 comments

A Woman on #TheNew10

Recently, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that a woman of historical significance would replace Alexander Hamilton on the new $10 bill, and they’d like your help to choose who it should be. Here’s why this is so important: It will be the first time in more than a century that a woman will appear on our currency. U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios even recorded a video to urge you to make your voice heard. The redesigned $10 bill is scheduled to roll out in 2020, just in time... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts in D.C. with Troop Capitol Hill

Tuesday, May 19 was a big day for Girl Scouts in Washington D.C.  Not only did we officially welcoming all the new members of the 114 th Congress to Troop Capitol Hill, Girl Scouts’ honorary Congressional Girl Scout Troop made up of all female members of the United States Congress, but the day also marked the first time our National Board President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan will meet with our leaders in Congress as the highest ranking member of the Girl Scout Movement. ... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 0 comments

The new Girl Scout year brings exciting changes! Join Us for a Webinar to Hear All About It.

The new Girl Scout year brings exciting changes! Exciting changes lie ahead for the new Girl Scout year; changes that are expanding our capacity to support our girls and families; changes that will help provide volunteers the information and resources they need - when and how they need it; and changes that will help us bring the Girl Scout experience to more girls! People say “change is good”, but this is going to be great! And we can’t wait to tell you all about it. We want to... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 0 comments

5 Steps to Earning Your Ranger Patch

This past weekend, Girl Scouts announced an exciting partnership with the National Park Service to launch the “Girl Scout Ranger Program,” a joint venture connecting girls with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.  Through this program, girls are invited to play outdoors, learn about national parks and why they're preserved, and develop essential leadership skills. Even better, girls have... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Do a Good Turn Cookie Drive, Saturday, May 9

Have you been wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Do you remember mom telling you it was “better to give than to receive”? Well Girl Scouts Heart of the South has a great idea for mom and a way to show her you are the thoughtful person she raised. On Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the large parking lot across from the Agricenter ShowPlace Arena ( map ) at Agricenter International, you can DO A GOOD TURN by supporting Girl Scouts Heart of the South, the Mid-South Food... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 0 comments

Congratulations Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients!

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges girls to change the world—or at least their corner of it, and be eligible for college scholarships, too. Girl Scouts Heart of the South is pleased to announce our 34 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients for the 2014-2015 membership year. Congratulations Girl Scouts! Recipients were honored with a Gold Award Reception on Saturday, April 25 to... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Board of Directors Annual Meeting THIS Saturday

Board of Directors Annual Meeting Saturday, April 25, 2015 Germantown United Methodist Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall 2331 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN 38138 Please join us for the 2015 Girl Scouts Heart of the South Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. Our board will conduct council business and elect new board members. You are invited to attend to vote* on potential new board members and witness your board in action.  The... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 0 comments

Dear Daisy: Girl to Girl Advice

Dear Daisy, I’m supposed to start High School this upcoming school year, and I’m very nervous. My older sister always tells me how much she hates it and how mean everybody is. I think she’s just a grouchy human being, but just in case she isn’t lying, how should I approach my Freshman year of High School? I’m not to sure I’ll fit in with everyone else. H E L P!   — Sweaty in Sardis Dear Sweaty in Sardis, Everyone has a different High School experience, but overall it isn’t so bad.... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Announces First-Ever "Girls' Choice" Outdoor Badges

On our 103rd birthday, we celebrate our century-long commitment to providing girls fun and beneficial outdoor experiences through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) with a new series of badges, chosen by Girl Scouts themselves. In the month of November, GSUSA began the polling process for the Girls' Choice Outdoor badges by inviting girls to vote on a diverse option of outdoor themes. Outdoor Explorer emerged as the winning theme, with five age-specific badge offerings: Outdoor... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Winter weather has frozen the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program.

  Girl Scout Cookies are only here once a year and when winter weather plagues two out of the four weeks it creates a recipes for disaster.  Girl Scouts are  asking the community to buy cookies to make this year a success.   “The success of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is critical to our ability to offer the world class experience to our girls”, said Melanie Schild, CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the South. “Girl Scout Cookies do more than just taste good. They fund our... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Go! The World is Your Playground

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is excited to announce Girl Scout Go, a unique way for girls to travel the globe. We are planning three amazing trips for the next three years, St. Louis, MO Summer 2015, Washington D.C. Summer 2016 and Paris and London Summer 2017. One of the best things about Girl Scouts Go is that you can save your Girl Scout Cookie Program and MagNut Proceeds to pay for the trip.   St. Louis 2015 July 27-30, 2015 Get ready to see all that St. Louis... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, March 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Decoding Digital Cookie: Facts vs. Fiction

As reported far and wide, Digital Cookie is a groundbreaking new addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Program that creates a fun, safe, interactive space for girls to sell cookies. Digital Cookie is the first national digital platform in the history of the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program. But many questions remain about Digital Cookie. Check out the below Q&A for answers to some of the most common Digital Cookie questions. What exactly is Digital... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Every Kid in a Park National Program Announced

On Thursday, February 19, Girl Scouts joined President Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewel, and other national park officials to announce a major new White House initiative dedicated to ensuring that every fourth grader in America has access to a national park. The "Every Kid in a Park" program, which is part of a buildup to the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, will give every fourth-grade student and their family free access to national parks and other public lands for... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, February 23, 2015 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Celebrate Black History Month Throughout February, Girl Scouts joins the rest of the nat

Throughout February, Girl Scouts joins the rest of the nation in celebrating Black History Month. This is an opportunity to recognize perseverance and determination in the face of extreme adversity and oppression. In as much as it is a national celebration, Black History Month is also an opportunity to reflect on our own Girl Scout history, which celebrates 101 years this year. Girl Scouts can proudly say we have a long history of inclusion and diversity. Our first troop for African American... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 0 comments

One More Bite Contest Kicks Off Today! Win A Year of FREE Cookies!

From February 6 to March 6, take one more bite of your favorite Girl Scout Cookie and snap a selfie! Pick a filter and a caption, and upload your creative cookie creation to the Girl Scouts of the USA Instagram (@girlscouts) or Facebook with the hashtag #onemorebite . And if you don’t want to be in the picture, that’s OK. The cookies will do! Then rally your crew to vote for your pic or pics—you can enter as many times as you want. Whoever enters the photo that gets the most votes... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, February 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Girl Scout Cookies Now $4 a Box, Gluten Free Toffee-tastic $5 a Box

2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program Retail Price Increase FAQs Why does Girl Scouts Heart of the South need to increase the retail price of Girl Scout Cookies? To maintain and expand our high quality programming and services for girls and adults, the price for cookies has been increased by 50 cents to $4 per box. This change addresses inflation and the rising costs of raw ingredients and transportation associated with the program. This decision will lead to an increase in troop proceeds... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Vote for the Council to Win $5,000 from Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Starkville Convention & Visitors Bureau is very pleased to announce the 3rd annual STARKVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK (and a half!) on March 13-22, 2015. As part of the celebration diners will have a chance to vote on their favorite charity. We need to get Girl Scouts Heart of the South nominated as many times as possible between now and Monday, February 9. This will show the committee how much support we have so they will choose us as one of the top three charities. Of the top 3, one charity... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, January 30, 2015 | 0 comments


Girl Scouts Heart of the South recently received $60,000 from longtime supporter Mr. Fred Feder in memory of his wife Doris Feder. The generous gift will be the inaugural funds for the new Equestrian Center at Kamp Kiwani. This gift will be used to build a barn which will allow the camp to house horses year- around in a safe and secure facility. The building of the barn is the first step in the long range property plan of a fully updated and expanded Equestrian Center. The project will involve... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, January 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Receive $10,000 Grant from the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis

Girl Scouts Heart of the South recently received $10,000 from the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis . The grant will be utilized to launch a new financial literacy program called BizGirls. At Girl Scouts Heart of the South, we believe that with access to the right tools, community and coaching, female-owned businesses can achieve greater success. So why not begin with girls? By encouraging young women and their startup business efforts, Girl Scouts Heart of the South is discovering... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 0 comments

2015 World Thinking Day

Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day , girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. The theme for World Thinking Day 2015, based on MDG 8, "to develop... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Kamp Kiwani Receives Silver Award in Memphis Parent Magazine's Family Choice Award

The results are in for the annual Memphis Parent Magazine’s Family Choice Awards 2014 , an annual reader’s poll hosted by the magazine. We are very proud to have won second place in the category :"Best Overnight Camp" for Kamp Kiwani . This annual poll  gives their readers the opportunity to weigh in on who they think does the best job in Memphis when it comes to serving families.  "We have worked diligently to provide a consistent program, restore traditions and make awesome... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 0 comments

Girl Scout Cookie Scented Yankee Candles!

What could be more delicious than a candle that smells like your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?! As an official national licensee of Girl Scouts of the USA, it is with great pleasure that The Yankee Candle Company offers you our new line of Girl Scout Cookie™ Candles and Car Jars® (Air Fresheners).  These are the perfect gift for troop leaders, cookie managers and Girl Scout volunteers.  We are offering Yankee Candles in four delicious scents: Thin Mint, Trefoils,... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Girls from Girl Scouts Heart of the South Take the Girl Scout Cookie Program Digital

Game-Changing Enhancement to Cookie Program Makes Its National Debut Girl Scouts of Heart of the South today announced that for the first time in its history, girls from local troops will be able to sell Girl Scout Cookies to customers through a brand new national Digital Cookie platform. The revolutionary addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Program will enhance and expand the program’s ability to teach girls new skills for business and life. The groundbreaking platform will expand the... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, December 1, 2014 | 0 comments

Five Fun Things for You To Do

Here are five fun things to put on your calendar! 1.  Holiday Paint Party (D, B & J) Saturday, November 22, Cleveland, MS Join us for a fun and festive holiday themed paint party.  Come dressed to play, paint, and be merry with fellow Girl Scouts.  At this event, girls will create beautiful art canvases, ornaments, and even make edible paint brushes to enjoy for snack.  In addition, all girls will receive a painting patch to add to their collections. ... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 0 comments

Written By Santa

There’s no other figure that children love like Santa Claus. Santa is Christmas personified, traveling the world in his reindeer-drawn sleigh and making children’s wishes come true. A letter from Santa puts that magic in your child’s hand and makes the enchantment of Christmas real.You’ll see your child’s delight when you show them the envelope. Addressed to them personally and written by Santa Claus himself, they will feel like the most special boy or girl in the world—because they are. ... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Girls' Choice for the Next Outdoor Badges - Polls are open now!

Girl Scouts is developing several outdoor badges to add to its program next year. For the first time ever, girls will decide what those badges will be!Think about some outdoor activities that you want to learn about and vote for an outdoor theme below. Voting for Round One is now open and will remain open until November 30th! Be a part of the inaugural year of girls choosing the next Outdoor badges. Voting begins October 31, and if you have a girl who loves learning new skills, we want to... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, October 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is Building Excitement and Creating NEW Opportunities

Weren't able to make it to one of our Volunteer Extravaganzas earlier this fall? No worries! Girl Scouts Heart of the South wants to keep you up to date and informed about all the exciting new things happening with our council. We invite you to take a few minutes to view this fun video from our 2014 Volunteer Extravaganza featuring  our CEO, Melanie Schild. Melanie discusses many of our remarkable new initiatives and exciting opportunities for all the amazing volunteers, parents and... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, October 27, 2014 | 0 comments

Running for a Change: Girls and Politics Pulse Poll

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today released findings from a new ”pulse poll” showing that while the majority of today’s teen and tween girls are interested in politics (67 percent), and most are engaged in political, civic, or leadership activities (93 percent), only a minority (37 percent) are interested in pursuing a career in politics. The pulse poll was conducted in September by the Girl Scout Research Institute with a national sample of more than 1,000 girls in the U.S. between the... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, October 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Mississippi State Football Scout Day *SOLD OUT*

SOLD OUT Mississippi State University has invited Girl Scouts, volunteers, and families of Girl Scouts to attend Scout Day at State on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Come cheer on the number one ranked football team in the nation as they celebrate homecoming against University of Tennessee at Martin!  Girl Scouts, volunteers, and family members will be admitted to the game at a special rate of $5 per person. Follow the instructions below to order your scout tickets through Mississippi... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, October 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Today is a Great Day to Venture Out!

Venture Out! is an online adventure that lets volunteers explore different ways of taking girls outside in Girl Scouts. Here, they’ll encounter the kinds of challenges and successes that only the outdoors can bring: bad weather, distracted girls, new discoveries and life-changing events. Along the way, they’ll find tips for getting girls outdoors, plus real-life stories and advice from over 50 volunteers. Venture Out! is for volunteers working with... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, October 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Four Instagram Feed Worthy Events for Teens

Want to add a little excitement to your Instagram feed? Then add some excitement to your life! Here are four teen events designed to excite, intrigue and enlighten you.   Haunted Mansion Woodruff-Fontaine House Musuem, Memphis, TN Saturday, October 25 - deadline to register 10/17 All Cadettes, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to attend this after dark tour... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Celebrate Diversity. #StopBullying.

Imagine a world where everyone was the same. It’d be a pretty bland place, right? So often, we get so caught up in our differences that we forget that they’re what make us unique. It’s important to remember that the things that make someone different from you also provide you with the opportunity to imagine and appreciate what life is like in someone else’s shoes. So when you meet someone who has traits that you don’t share—different hair/skin color, braces,... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Work for Girl Scouts Heart of the South

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is now accepting resumes for the following positions. Please read over the job summary, essential duties, qualifications and experience to see if you, or someone you may know, would be a good fit for the council. Membership Manager - Greater Memphis Area Membership Manager - N. Mississippi Area Membership Manager - W. Tennessee Area Membership Manager - Golden Triangle/ NE Mississippi Area SUMMARY: Provide volunteer support in specific geographic... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Back to School: Five Ways to Help Your Girl Shine

School. This one word can inspire a whole range of emotions in both mothers and their daughters. With homework, pencils, and paper now replacing lazy summer days—how do you set her up for success at the place she spends the most time outside of your home? Science, math, and language skills are all important, but sending a happy, confident, and well-adjusted girl through those school doors will take her even further than skills alone. Ask yourself: Is... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, September 26, 2014 | 0 comments

Keeping Girls Healthy and Fit with 'Healthy Habits' Journey Booklets

Back-to-school is a time of year when Girl Scout volunteers may be looking for simple ways to introduce new activities into troop meetings. Our Healthy Habits Journey companion booklets, available to volunteers at no cost, are a great way to incorporate healthy-living activities into the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Whether they're hiking, trying a new sport, or preparing tasty, nutritious snacks, Girl Scouts enjoy many fun ways to lead healthy lives.... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 0 comments

Both Girls and Volunteers Benefit from Their Experience in Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts really is great for everyone! While there are possibly too many positive outcomes associated with being a member of Girl Scouts to list, there is some compelling research which illustrates just how good Girl Scouts is. Results of a summer 2014 pulse poll conducted with more than 3,500 volunteers and parents of Girl Scouts in the K−5 age range show positive effects on members of all ages. Ninety-seven percent of parents agree that Girl Scouts has been a... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Monday, September 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Calling all #CookieBoss(es)

Are you a rock star cookie seller who is doing great things because of Girl Scout Cookies? GSUSA is looking for you! They are searching the nation for those cookie bosses to share their stories on a national level! Who can submit: Rock star Girl Scouts who have great cookie stories Why: GSUSA will pick a few top stories to highlight in national press surrounding National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (Feb. 27 - March 1) What: An overview of each girl should be submitted,... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Friday, September 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Cordova Service Unit Builds Their Dream Team

By Renne Leith, Girl Scout Volunteer, Cordova Service Unit, Troop 10380 The Cordova Service Unit is working hard to grow the attendance at our meetings and it is working! The picture is a list of adult leaders that have stepped up to form the "Dream Team!"  We still have a ways to go but all in all, the energy has been amazing and positive! There were 21 volunteers, but not all made it into the picture.    Here is a list of the position we defined as being needed for a... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 0 comments

Two NEW Girl Scout Cookies for 2015!

We are excited to announce our two new Girl Scout Cookies, the Rah Rah Raisins and Toffee-tastic, the latest cookie innovation from Little Brownie Bakers – gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies! Rah Rah Raisins A delicious new Girl Scout cookie  joins the lineup this year, Rah-Rah Raisins. It is a crispy oatmeal cookie loaded with plump raisins and Greek yogurt flavored chunks. This cookie is sure to be a customer favorite!  These cookies will be sold at $4 per box. ... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | 0 comments

Do a Good Turn Daily Pay-It-Forward Cookie Initiative

Inspired by the Girl Scout motto, "do a good turn daily", Girl Scouts Heart of the South will be giving away free Girl Scout Cookies to spread cheer in our community. Look for us in Memphis, Jackson, TN and Tupelo, MS on Wednesday, September 3 from 9 to 11 a.m., or until cookies are gone. We will be giving two boxes of cookies to people, one to eat and one to treat someone else. Memphis locations:  Union Ave. and Cooper Ave. Central Ave. and... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Call for Women of Distinction Nominees

      Nominations are now being accepted for the fourth annual Women of Distinction luncheon honoring women from Lafayette County and benefiting Girl Scouts Heart of the South. Women of Distinction provides an opportunity to recognize and link together a group of purpose-driven women in business, government and philanthropy. Like Girl Scouts, the women are dedicated to service and... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Install First Buddy Benches in Tennessee

Ask children what their favorite part of the school day is and they will usually say recess. Football, four-square, jump rope, and freeze tag can offer an exciting time of refreshment from studies. But for some students, this time of the day can also be painful if they feel left out or lonely. In order to help every child enjoy recess, Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Troop 13122 from the Dogwood Service Unit installed Buddy Benches at Dogwood Elementary playground and Dogwood Park on... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Take Top Awards at Second Annual A-Blazing Model Solar Car Race!

Girl Scout Troops 10103 (Collierville) and 13361 (Cordova) took home top honors in MLGW’s “A-Blazing Model Solar Car Race” held on the Beale Street Landing Parking Garage roof top Saturday, August 16, 2014. The object of the competition was to design and build a vehicle powered strictly by solar power using recycled materials and a special kit containing a solar panel and motor (made available through MLGW).   Participants were instructed to use the kits along with various recycled... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Mourns the Loss of Ms. Elizabeth "Honey" Gwin

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Ms. Elizabeth "Honey" Gwin Tuesday afternoon at the age of 105.  Ms. Gwin was president for Prairie Girl Scout Council and later served as Executive Director for the council that covered Northeast Mississippi.She was also the recipient of the Thanks Badge II, the highest honor bestowed upon a Girl Scout. Ms.Gwin had an unrelenting passion for Girl Scouting and devotion to girls. She came to Girl Scouts as a volunteer and eventually became... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Heart of the South Welcomes Two New Employees

Girl Scouts Heart of the South would like to welcome Kimberly Crafton as the new Director of Fund Development and Charity Cornett, Membership Manager in the Jackson region.   Kimberly Crafton is a lifetime Girl Scout member and has spent over 10 years in development, marketing and public relations. She has worked to produce funding for Memphis Goodwill as the Director of Marketing , Development and Public Relations.  Kimberly spent time developing community partnerships... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Calling Rock Star Cookie Bosses!

GSUSA wants to lift up stories of amazing #cookieboss(es), what they are learning, earning and how they are investing their cookie proceeds to change the world!These Girl Scouts will be highlighted nationally in conjunction with the 2015 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, February  27 - March 1, 2015. If Girl Scout Cookies have allowed you to do amazing things then email us your story showcasing what you, or your troop, have learned or how you are using your cookie proceeds. ... Read More
Posted by News GSHS at Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 0 comments

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