In 2012, we will mark 100 years of Girl Scouting by setting out to raise $1 billion to achieve, in five years, a generational leap in opportunities for girls. This initiative will ensure that every girl in this generation will have the opportunity and the tools and the access she needs to reach her fullest potential. That is our promise. Together, we can make 2012 the Year of the Girl.
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Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts by exploring some of these historical documents with your girls:
The Girl Scouts: A Training School for Womanhood – 1921
Girl Scouts: Their Works, Ways, and Plays (early pamphlet explaining the Girl Scout organization and aims)
The Girl Scouts: Their History and Practice (early pamphlet explaining the Girl Scout organization and aims)
Scouting for Girls: The Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts – 1925
How Girls Can Help Their Country – First US Girl Scout Handbook, written by Juliet Low and the Baden-Powells – 1917
The Educational Work of the Girl Scouts – 1920
Great Girl Scout Hike – Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is your starting point for all things related to the AT. They have detailed maps of each section of the trail that can be purchased. They also have guide books.They have a guide to day hikes and a guide to overnight hikes along the trail. The web site has sections on hiking basics and planning your hike, hikes rated by difficulty and distance . . .
Remember to check your council safety guidelines in the Volunteer Essentials. Training requirements seem to differ by council
The Great Girl Scout Hike “Halfway There! Celebration Camporee” has been booked for the weekend of July 13-15 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania. This state park is the unofficial halfway point on the Appalachian Trail and home to the fab AT Museum! More details to come…
Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Community Service idea for girls – Tons of ideas at www.boxproject.org – create Birthday boxes, Kids Dress-up boxes, or Hygiene boxes to provde for those in need. You can find suggestions for a box project at ttp://www.boxproject.org/boxsuggestions.pdf.
Sign up with Do Good Get Rewards and earn 1,000 points for every hour you record as volunteering with Girl Scouts! First, go to the Do Good Get Rewards website and register. Here’s the link: http://www.dogoodgetrewards.com/join_member.php
Make sure you pick Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta as the group you volunteer with. You’ll earn 50 points just for signing up. Then enter your volunteer hours and earn points for every troop or Service Unit meeting you are involved in.
It won’t take very long for you to earn enough points for a trip for 4 nights at Viva Las Vegas or a two night Bahamas Cruise…you deserve it!
Many plans are in the works for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts by Juliette Low on March 12, 1912. The kick off will be a “Bridge to the Second Century” event on November 13, 2011 at the Girl Scout National Convention in Houston and sites around the country. Continue reading
I found this interesting article on the Yahoo Group “GreenBloodNews” This business owner has been a long time Girl Scout, starting as a young girl. She has a quilting business and I just read her new home page. She credits learning how to sew to being a Girl Scout. I love it when I read these kinds of stories. It makes being a volunteer with girls worth every moment. Here is a woman who started her career as a Girl Scout. Check out her Web site.
Are you a quilter?