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. Girl Scouts will kick
off 100 years of history with three days of
excitement. Will you be there?
Registration for "Official Visitors" (that's you) is
expected to open in late July. Registration will be
available through the GSUSA site at
information about registration and accommodations
will be provided soon. 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.
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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.
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,
transportation, activities and refreshments. If you or anyone you know are
interested (help us spread the word!),
Please note: Float riders and
outwalkers will be selected by an independent
committee. Sponsorships will not be connected to the
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 5½-mile parade route.
FLOAT FLOWER DEDICATIONS MAKE GREAT GIFTS
and Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awardees;
Year-End Honors; more!
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
GSGLA website today for more on
Early Bird registration.
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
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
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.
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 5½ mile walk with the float on the
Selection process details will be provided very
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!
to place a name on the float today!
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
Premium Seating (near Norton Simon)
Preferred Seating (near Pasadena City
For parade route map, seating, parking, etc., visit
*Program discount if you book early through Sharp
**Parade visitors are strongly encouraged to
purchase a parking pass.
decorating a float for the 2012 Tournament of
Roses Parade and having
a memorable experience? visit the GS Float Decorators
www.gsfloatdecorators.com. Float decorating can
be a great experience if you come prepared!
Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
Prior to Dec. 25
Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
The week before Jan. 2
Decorating Shift Registration opens September 1,
You must register online at
To be on the GS Float Decorators email list and be
alerted of updates and information, send a request
NEW NATIONAL BOOKS & BADGES FOR
One of the many ways GSUSA is celebrating Girl
Scouts’ 100th Anniversary is by
refreshing the look of program handbooks and badges
to make them more contemporary, fun, exciting and
engaging for girls and leaders.
This change will be phased in between September 2011
and June 2012. GSUSA is making available the
contemporary and colorful Girl’s Guide to Girl
Scouting in September 2011 and updated, fun
badge and award activities in spring 2012, along
with a revised handbook section. All badges and
program books at all levels for girls and leaders
are being retired except for the Journey books and
Read more about these exciting changes
In order for GSGLA to plan ahead and have enough
badges and program handbooks for girls to complete
their activities this year, we have tailored the
online order form so that everyone can plan
ahead. By e-mailing, faxing or walking in this form
to our Service Center Shops, every effort will be
made to get the merchandise needed.
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