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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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Scholarship Opportunity: Kids Who Care

Kids Who Care is a recognition program with a scholarship award for kids who do a lot of community service. It is for outstanding students in grades 9-12 who have a special commitment to volunteerism.

http://www.11alive.com/life/community/story.aspx?storyid=29076

For more information you can call 678-916-3100 and speak to Michele Pearce. She is the Community Service Awards Chair, Junior League of Atlanta and her email is kidswhocareawards@gmail.com.

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Year of the Girl Challange – raise $1 billion FOR GIRLS in 2012

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.

Make your donation today HERE

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100th Anniversary activities – Historical GS Documents for Download

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

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Great Girl Scout Hike – 100th Anniversary on the Appalachian Trail (AT)

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

 http://www.appalachiantrail.org/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Girl-Scout-Hike/223072117712116

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

www.dcnr.state.pa.us