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May Girl Scouts Assist in Political Rallies?

The Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta answers:
Politics is surely a hot topic in our society today and many candidates reach out to Girl Scouts for support or endorsements.  Please review the attached document for clarification on Girl Scout’s position on political involvement.  This information is also posted on our website https://www.gsgatl.org/About-Us/newsroom/Pages/Girl-Scouts-of-the-USA-Policy-on-Electioneering.aspx and will be in the volunteer portal.

If there are questions or concerns, please contact Anji Roe Wood at arwood@gsgatl.org 770-702-9188

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Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

We at Smoky Mountain Llama Treks wanted to Express our appreciation of all the Girl Scout Troops that raise up our fine young women around the world.  Summer of 2012 is fast approaching and many of you have expressed interest in taking one of our famous llamas treks this summer.

Our schedule is rapidly filling and we didn’t want our Girl Scouts left out in the heat without a llama to make them laugh and play in the water this summer.  Please take a look at the attached pictures, our website (http://www.smokymountainllamatreks.com/) and let us know if you have any questions.  Your girls will love the llamas and the surrounding Smoky Mtn area this summer.  Come join us for a fun filled day with glorious views, butterflies, flowers, trees and many other things to see on your hike with the llamas.

We look forward to seeing your troop this summer!!

Steve Garrett
Smoky Mountain Llama Treks
llamahiking@gmx.com
(423) 487-0600 Office
(616) 430-0775 Cell

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Bridging locations

Our service unit is planning its own bridging event, but your troop can also scout out favorite locations for a troop level ceremony.  We are looking for suggestions from other volunteers, and will be creating a page all about bridging after our April SU meeting.

Possible locations include:

  • Girl Scout camps
  • Churches
  • Parks with bridges or amphitheaters/gazebos
  • Recreation centers
  • State parks, particularly day use areas
  • Neighborhood club houses

Any locations outside of your regular meeting location and date should be approved by council with an activity request.  Visit https://www.gsgatl.org/forms/Pages/Volunteer-Forms.aspx  to view safety activity checkpoints as well.

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Spring Registration

April’s meeting will be about Spring Registration and what to do if you troop is disbanding. Remember registration is online this year, so NOW is the time for the leaders in your troop to get together and login in to eBiz, the council’s troop management system. Only the “01″ of the troop can re-register girls from the troop management site.

  • 01 Troop Leaders can re-register their troop through eBiz using the Troop Management Module.
  • Online registration through eBiz
  • Parents will also be sent individual online registration instructions.
  • eBiz payment options are debit card, credit card or prepaid cards with the VISA, MasterCard, Amex, or Discover logo
We will have a packet at the April meeting for disbanding troops.  There are few forms that need to be completed, as well as closing troop bank accounts and turning in remaining funds with the paperwork.
If you need support during registration: contact the eBiz Hotline

 Email: eBiz@gsgatl.org Phone: 770-702-9650

eBiz Hotline Hours extended:

April 1 – June 1

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Note:This is subject to change based on call volume

Spring Registration Incentive Program

Spring registration is an incentive based program that will reward troop leaders and girls that participate online. All existing troops and individual members who plan to return to Girl Scouts for the 2012-2013 membership year are eligible to participate by registering online.

Year of the Girl

Girls that register online by the

June 1 deadline will receive a 3-piece patch bracelet.  The patch is exclusive to girls participating in spring registration and will not be available for sale in theBadge & Sash store.

Troop Incentive

Troop leaders who meet the following guidelines will receive an  “awesome” 100th Anniversary license plate.  The license plate will be awarded 2 per troop and only the leaders who register their troops in the spring will have these!!

          

To receive the troop leader incentive you must:

Register your troop online by the June 1 deadline

Register a minimum of:

  • Girl Scout Daisies – 8 girls and one to two adults
  • Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors – 10 girls and one to two adults
  • Girl Scout Cadette, Senior and Ambassadors – 5 girls and one to two adults

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