July 2011

 

In the issue:
Nat'l Convention Kicks Off 100th
Sponsor a Float Rider Today
The GSGLA Parade Float News!
        Ride on the Float
        Help Decorate
        Get Your Parade Seats
Anniversary Day Ideas?
New National Books & Badges
Program Center Improvements
Girl Scouts Rock the Mall Event

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NATIONAL COUNCIL SESSION & 52ND CONVENTION TO KICK OFF 100th

The 2011 National Council Session and 52nd Convention is coming! The big event happens November 10-13 in Houston TX. Registration for "Official Visitors" (that's you) is expected to open mid-summer. Registration will be available through the GSUSA site at www.girlscouts.org/convention. Please note: Convention Visitors will register directly with GSUSA and must book their own accommodations; registration and accommodations will not be coordinated by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.

Click here for more National Council Session & Convention information.
Click here for the Convention At-A-Glance.
Click here to stay updated and opt in to GSGLA's Nat'l Council Session & Convention email alerts.

 

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SPONSOR A GIRL SCOUT FLOAT RIDER OR OUTWALKER

The Girl Scouts 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade float will feature some of our outstanding Girl Scouts riding and walking with the float. GSGLA is committed to providing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at no personal cost to all qualifying Girl Scouts. Help us by sponsoring a Girl Scout to ride on or outwalk with the float at $150 per girl. Your generous donation pays for rehearsals, costs associated with the parade, day-of event transportation, activities and refreshments. If you or anyone you know are interested (help us spread the word!), click here

Please note: Float riders and outwalkers will be selected by an independent committee. Sponsorships will not be connected to the selection process. To be eligible as a float rider or outwalker, Girl Scouts must have Early Bird Registered for the 2011-2012 membership year. Only Gold and Silver Awardees will be eligible to be outwalkers for the 5-mile parade route.

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FLOAT FLOWER DEDICATIONS MAKE GREAT GIFTS FOR GRADS...
and Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awardees; Year-End Honors; more!

Click here for more information.


JOIN THE CELEBRATION! REGISTER FOR GIRLTOPIA!

Girltopia registration is open! Hosted by GSGLA, Girltopia will be the greatest girl expo ever! Cost is just $20 ($15 for adult chaperones), and Girl Scouts who re-registered early for the 2011-2012 membership year (Early Bird) will receive 25% off the admission price! Visit the GSGLA website today for more on Girltopia and Early Bird registration.

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100 WAYS TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS!

Everyone wants to participate in 100th Anniversary festivities and activities! Do you have an idea to share? We would love to add your idea to our list of 100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Years! Ask Girl Scout(s), leaders, volunteers, and parents for ideas. Then, look for the launch of GSGLA's 100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Years Facebook Rally where you can post your idea on our Facebook page. The 100 ideas with the most "Likes" will be included on our official list!

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WHO WILL RIDE ON THE GSGLA FLOAT?

The GSGLA float is going to be a grand experience for everyone. A select group of Girl Scouts will even get the chance to ride on the float or walk with the float! The good news is that everyone can be a part of the float by riding on it -- virtually!

FLOAT RIDE: There is an independent committee that will be selecting the riders and outwalkers for the GSGLA float. Only Girl Scouts who Early Bird Registered for the 2011-2012 membership year will be eligible for a chance at this opportunity. For outwalkers, only Girl Scout Gold and Silver Awardees will be selected for the 5 mile walk with the float on the parade route. Selection process details will be provided very soon!

VIRTUAL FLOAT RIDE: We want the world to know that thousands of Girl Scouts made the float a reality, so we are aiming to have thousands of Girl Scouts ride on the float virtually! For just $5, your name and that of your Girl Scout, troop leader, volunteer, service unit manager, adult learning facilitator, alumnae, mother, daughter, and friend can all ride on the float! Click here to place a name on the float today!

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GIRL SCOUT VIP ROSE PARADE SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Reserve your seat at the Tournament of Roses Parade! Girl Scout seating reservations are being handled by Sharp Seating. They have set aside special sections along the parade route just for the Girl Scouts -- at a discounted price! Hurry! Reserve your tickets today; seating is limited! Make sure you state that you want to sit in the Girl Scouts section! Call (626) 795-4171 to make your reservation today!
 

Premium Seating (near Norton Simon)
Preferred Seating (near Pasadena City College)
Parking Pass*
Parade Program**

$76.50 ($90 value)
$46.75 ($55 value)
$30.00 (per vehicle)
  $8.50 ($10 value)

 

For parade route map, seating, parking, etc., visit www.sharpseating.com.  

 

*Program discount if you book early through Sharp Seating.
**Parade visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase a parking pass.

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FLOAT DECORATION INFORMATION

Interested in decorating a float for the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade and having a memorable experience? visit the GS Float Decorators website at www.gsfloatdecorators.com. Float decorating can be a great experience if you come prepared!

 

GS Level(s)

When

Dry decorating

Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

Prior to Dec. 25

Wet decorating

Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

The week before Jan. 2

Float Decorating Shift Registration opens September 1, 2011. You must register online at www.gsfloatdecorators.com.

To be on the GS Float Decorators email list and be alerted of updates and information, send a request to coyote1980@socal.rr.com.

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NEW NATIONAL BOOKS & BADGES FOR THE 100TH!

 

The look of program handbooks and badges are being refreshed to make them more contemporary and engaging for girls and leaders. The “Girl Scout Leadership Experience” program  (3 Journey Books + the Girls’ Guide) will be available for purchase Fall 2011. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting is scheduled to be in shops at the end of September .The new program badges and awards will follow soon after delivery of the Girl’s Guides. 

 

All retired inventory of badges and pins have now been consolidated to our online store. Those who are continuing with the retired program through June 2012 can purchase your earned awards on our council’s online store at www.girlscoutsla.org. Free shipping is now being offered on these retired items only! Depending on availability, customers should allow approximately two weeks for delivery.
 

Click here for the Badges & Books FAQ.

 


PROGRAM CENTERS IMPROVE FOR THE 100TH!

Just in time for the 100th, both the Covina and Chino Program Centers will be closed this summer for some scheduled improvements: 

        The Chino Program Center will be closed July 1 to mid-August to undergo restroom remodels and ceiling improvements. An HVAC unit was already replaced earlier this year.

        The Covina Program Center will be closed July 25 to late August for restroom improvements, HVAC replacement and new flooring.

Additional improvements may be included at one or both sites, to be determined as each project progresses and costs are finalized. As with all construction, this is subject to some delay. For the latest information on property availability, please contact Kristin Tierney at (626) 677-2366 or via email at ktierney@girlscoutsla.org. Please share this information with our membership.


GIRL SCOUTS ROCK THE MALL EVENT - JUNE 9, 2012

 

Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is hosting the “biggest Sing-Along in its Girl Scout history," the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall, on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at the National Mall in Washington DC. At the National Council Session in Houston, that council will present the steps to the “Ignite” Flash Mob so that participants can come and perform it with the larger group on June  9th, 2012.

 

Nation's Capital is expecting 200,000 Girl Scouts, family, friends and alumnae in Washington, DC to celebrate this historic milestone with songs.

 

Following are some of the links to access up-to-date information on Girl Scouts Rock the Mall:

Registration will open January 1, 2012, when the link will be promoted on the Council's Facebook fan page and GSCNC website.  There will be an Official Girl Scouts Rock the Mall T-shirt and Patch!

 

If you received this as a forwarded email, create your new profile by clicking the "Join Our List" button to the right.

 

 

Visit the 100th Anniversary page at www.girlscoutsla.org

 

 

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
(213) 213-0150 ▪ www.girlscoutsla.org