September 2012
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Get to Know A Girl
Volunteer Voices
What do you need for your first meeting?
Shop Savvy
Don't miss the fun
Once A Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout
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 Get to Know A Girl 

Grace is having fun in Girl Scouts and she wants to share her story.


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Volunteer Voices
 Adrean experienced Girl Scouts as a child and now wants to make Girl Scout memories with her daughter.
 Girls In Action
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My daughter is in her second year at her Girl Scout level. Should she be earning the Year 1 or Year 2 My Promise, My Faith Award?Answer Here


What do you need  for your first meeting?


This is such an exciting time and there will be many new   faces. The first meeting can be a bit daunting when meeting new people, but here is a checklist to help alleviate some of the guess work. 


The first meeting is a great time to meet with parents and discuss what the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is all about. It is the time when you can give parents an idea of just what to expect for the year. How will their daughters be discovering, connecting and taking action? It is the perfect opportunity to invite them to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  You will need to enlist parental assistance. Your troop  (parent) committee will make your job as a leader easier. Remember "many hands make lighter work."



 Fall Product Program Oct 8-Nov 4 

2012 Fall Product Program is a council-sponsored money-earning opportunity that enables Girl Scout troops to earn funds at the beginning of the Girl Scout year and includes magazines, nuts and candy.


This program is for families, relatives, close friends, parent employees, etc. We discourage door-to-door solicitation. Businesses with waiting rooms such as doctors, dentists' offices or beauty shops can be offered the opportunity to participate.


This year the trainings will include TROOP LEADERS and the Service Unit QSP Chair.Training will be held in Pines to the Gulf five regions. You are welcome to attend any of the trainings. RSVP deadline is September 17. Please RSVP by calling Priscilla at 800-960-2093 or email her at proyer@gslpg.org.


Shop Savvy  
It's Back to Troop Time! The GSLPG shops have all that you need to get Girl Scout ready. They are your one stop shop for all your Girl Scout needs, including apparel, uniforms, Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, Journey books, and more. 
Don't miss out on the fun!
Girl Scout Rally in the Mall - September 15, 2012
Mission Possible- September 22, 2012
B.I.G. Mall Lock-In- September 28-29, 2012
Gatti Town Lock-In- September 28-29, 2012
For more information visit www.gslpg.org.
GSLPG girls are going places!
Stephanie Clingenpeel received a travel scholarship from GSLPG to travel on a destination to Wyoming.
This year GSLPG awarded the Emma J. Price Scholarship to one outstanding Girl Scout, Kylie Scott.  Congratulations!
Mlle shares her story 

I recently got the opportunity to go to Chicago to the Girls' World Forum. While attending the event, I celebrated Girl Scouts centennial, met young ladies from all around the world, and met many leaders in our world today. The experience was unlike any other. I never dreamed I would be a part of a global movement to make life for all better, room with a girl from Lebanon for a week, and feel so empowered.

Before the trip, I was debating dropping out of scouts. It can be difficult being one of the oldest Girl Scouts in my area; I'm in the 10th grand and starting my eleventh year in scouting. Having no other girls around me in my age group that maintain a love for scouts is hard, but in Chicago I was surrounded by hundreds of girls that are doing amazing things. The trip inspired me to remain a Girl Scout and be a leader in my community. Scouting is an activity worth keeping even in high school. Not only can you change lives of people around you but you can also develop skills to put you ahead in life. Plus, when you are old enough, you can go on destinations to just about anywhere.

On destinations you will do some really cool stuff and make friends that you will never forget. I now have a network of scout friends from around the world I go to for encouragement and advice. They are the ones that made my love of Girl Scouting resurface. They are the ones driving me to do my best on my take action project (a long term service project that involves the community.)

If you are thinking about retiring from scouts, go on a destination before you make your final decision. It will be a great experience and is very worth your time. 


submited by Mlle Schroeder

Once A Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout!
Want to reconnect with old friends? Do you wish there were more opportunities for adult Girl Scouts? You are not alone. Get to know your sister Girl Scouts in our GSLPG Alumnae Association
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