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October 2012
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Get to Know A Girl
Volunteer Voices
Have you recently stepped up to lead a troop?
Shop Savvy
It's time to go on a Journey.
Success! How do you spell it?
Commemorative Coin Unveiled
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 Get to Know A Girl  

 Girl Scout Cadette Paige

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*Correction from last month, Grace is a 6 year old Daisy not a 12 year old Daisy.

   
Volunteer Voices
 "I have the amazing opportunity to witness firsthand how this sisterhood transforms girls into courageous, confident leaders."
Troop
 Girls In Action
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Why should we consider a fundraising activity for our troop or girls? When can we do fundraising activities?Answers Here

Have Fun with Purpose with Girls

 

It's always helpful to have plenty of activities on hand as girls arrive for meetings and events and for unexpected lulls. That's why the Program Crew has been busily adding fun activities that tie to our Leadership Experience on the For Girls site. With a little help from grown-ups, girls can enjoy a new, fun animal matching game and the create a kaleidoscope is pretty cool too! You'll also find print and play activities that volunteers can download, copy, and have at the ready!  If you haven't seen all these treasures, you don't know what you're missing! Spend a little time playing around on the site and see what interests you!

 

Have you recently stepped up to lead a Girl Scout Troop?

 

 This is the itme of year when most new troops are started and new troop leaders are born. Have you recently stepped up to lead a Girl Scout troop? Good for you and thank you! You are beginning a wonderful journey that will provide you and the girls in your troop with new experiences, leadership skills and lifelong memories. Are you wondering what to do with the girls? How do you guide girls on this journey? Where do you go to learn how to do that? There are three steps to help you get started. Read more

 
Shop Savvy  

There are lots of great new items in for fall.
Be sure to stop in and check them all out!

It is time to go on a Journey!

 

 
Journeys are the core national program of the Girl Scouts. Each one takes girls on a journey through their world, community and self. The Journeys are where the girls will find the three keys to leadership: Discover, Connect and Take Action. There are three Journeys for each age level and tons of thought provoking activities and ideas.

 

The easiest way to use the Journeys is to tap into local resources that are relatable and accessible. Keep it short and sweet and let the girls lead the way as to what they want to do, especially when it comes to taking action.

 

Each age level should be completing at least one Journey per year. Which should be pretty easily accomplished. There are troops that complete all, but the Take Action in one weekend. If you are unsure of how to help the girls along on their Journey there are resources available. The Leader Planning Guide is full of practical tips and examples to help implement and enhance the leadership Journey.

 

Still confused or need some inspiration? Check out one of our Journey Sampler Parties (North andSouth). There will be one craft, activity and snack for each age level. You can meet with other leaders who have taken successful Journeys and some that are in the same boat as you and trying it out for the first time. You will find everything you need to go on a Journey that will change girls' lives.

Success! How Do You Spell It?
  
Please share a success or human interest story with us. It can be of a girl involved in Girl Scouts, a volunteer or someone who has been impacted by the service of girls. Please send it to Sharon Bourgeois, Development Director at sbourgeois@gslpg.org or call        1-800-960-2093. Pictures are welcomed as well! 
Commemorative Coin Unveiled
   

Girl Scouts of the USA unveiled the United States Mint's designs for a commemorative coin honoring 100 years of Girl Scouting. It will feature three Girl Scouts on the obverse (heads) side and the iconic organization's trefoil logo on the reverse (tails) side.

 

The bills authorizing the United States Mint to mint and issue up to 350,000 of the silver dollar coins passed unanimously in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in October 2009. President Obama signed the legislation on October 29, 2009.

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