100 year events continue
continue to progress through 2012 -- who can believe it's already
September! -- Girl Scouts continues to celebrate its 100-year
anniversary. Coming up in October, current Girl Scouts, alumnae, friends
of Girl Scouting and more will have the opportunity to experience more
events focusing on our centennial.
Don't miss the alumnae campout
Come celebrate the
past, present and future of Girl Scouting by reconnecting with your
sister Girl Scouts at an alumnae-only camping event for current and
former Girl Scout adults. Save the date for October 27-28 at Hickory
Knob State Park in McCormick, S.C., where Girl Scout alumnae will gather
together for a weekend of nostalgia, fun and more.
The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 14, so act now and reserve your spot!Get more details and register!
You're invited to Death by Chocolate!
Join Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina for an evening of chocolate treats and plenty of bubbly at Death by Chocolate. The event will be held September 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa on Hilton Head. This a great opportunity to sample some delicious chocolate treats from local chefs and support Girl Scouts at the same time.Get your tickets here!
Share your Girl Scout memories
Be sure to mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting with your contribution to the time capsule. We will be accepting submissions through September 15. Items can be included by contacting Sue
. For information, click the button below.
Girl Scouts at the State FairWe invite all Girl Scouts, past, present,
and future, to come and be a part of Girl Scout's 100th Anniversary
Celebration at the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC.
for more information on Girl Scouts at the South Carolina State Fair!
Troops across our council have been busy over the past few months. They've rocked the mall, journeyed to Savannah and done some good in their communities. Check out all the fun below!
Service Unit 631 is
prepping for its annual Back To Scouting Encampment at Honey Horn. This year's
camp theme is A Step Back In Time to honor the 100 years of Girl Scouting. This
encampment is for all grade levels. Also coming up this month is the annual
South Carolina Beach and River Sweep. Service Unit 631 has been participating
in this cleanup for more than 10 years. This is our annual kickoff community
service event for the new Girl Scout year. The girls pick up lots of trash and
have a great time being out on the beaches enjoying our beautiful Lowcountry.
Girl Scout troop 49 had leftover
cookies they wanted to donate. In July, the troop traveled to the Columbia convention
center and donated more than 100 boxes in person to our troops. This was a
family event for the troops attended by active duty military who had returned
after being deployed overseas for more than a year. It was fabulous for
our girls to actually be able to hand over cookies and express our gratitude in
person to the men and women who defend our freedom.
Troop 674 from Dillon enjoyed a trip to
Savannah recently. Led by Tia Jones and Donna Sellers, the girls got to see all
the sights of the historic city. Jackie and Rebecca
Rivers (at far right) from troop 397 also paid a visit to the Juliette Gordon
Low house in Savannah.
Busy Summer, Active Fall
Troop 866 spent a busy summer taking trips to
Atlanta to visit the World of Coca Cola and to Splash Island Water Park. Though
summer may be over, the troop continued to work hard, hosting a Fact and Fee
Day at St. James Santee Elementary School in McClellanville. Congratulations to
the troop for signing up several new troop members!
Great Girls at Great Wolf
Troop 755 spent the proceeds of our cookie drive
at the world’s best resort for kids. This is our 4th year at Great
Wolf Lodge and Resorts in Charlotte. We are relaxing in the lobby and
having a pizza party lunch. Before lunch, the girls enjoyed the indoor
water park and after lunch they enjoyed the indoor Magi-Quest, day spa and kids
Girl Scouts Rock the Mall
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 333 sold
cookies and QSP in sufficient quantity to fund a trip to Washington, D.C. for a
week. The 13 girls rode up on Amtrak, and returned in a motor coach shared with
another troop. During their week in the nation's capital, the girls toured
numerous Smithsonian museums, ate at the Hard Rock Cafe, toured the Spy Museum,
spent time at the Newseum, toured the various monuments, visited the National
Zoo, had their picture taken with Rep. Tim Scott, R-SC, and of course participated
in Rock the Mall with several hundred thousand other scouts from all over the
Troop 819 and 821 in DC for Rock the
Green Team Application
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina is seeking applications from young women
(ages 14-18) to join a committee of girl volunteers interested in Environmental
Awareness. Members of this committee will have the opportunity to provide
community service, gain leadership skills and use their creative talents to
provide a fun learning experience for other youth locally and internationally.
Girls will also be involved in a twinning partnership with Western Australia to
develop, plan and implement international environmental take action projects in
their communities by engaging at least 400 youth locally.
What is Twinning?
Twinning, by definition, is a partnership between two WAGGGS member
organizations. Working together, Girl Scouts and their WAGGGS sisters provide
leadership, inspiration and service that is global – girls transcend borders
and transform lives. Twinning is a powerful and positive example of how Girl
Guiding and Girl Scouting are truly "something for all the girls of the
We are also searching for
adult volunteers to work with the Global Green Team. If you are interested,
please contact Lesley Robinson.
The committee will work with 20 girls for a period of 14 months -- June 2012-August 2013 -- and will need to dedicate around 200-250 hours. All committee members will meet via webcast (at times including the girls in
Western Australia), conference calls, on-site meetings/overnights, and other
scheduled committee activities. Loaner laptops and Internet connectivity will
be available if girls do not have access. There is the possibility of travel to
Western Australia in summer 2013 (funds raised through group money earning
projects). Committee members may be asked to represent GSESC in different
capacities around Forever Green (public speaking, media, videos, etc.)
To commemorate the
100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, we are launching the Centennial Circle of
Giving. Our goal is to have 100 members giving $1,000 for a total of $100,000. Individuals
or groups can make the donation, all at once or installments.
Thank you to Centennial Circle of Giving New Members:
- Belinda Copeland
- Elizabeth Hoffman
- Ruth Metzger
- Group: Service Unit 631 (Susan Brooks, Sherrie Mikrut, Phyllis Neville,
- Linda Walters
- Cindy Watson
actual cost to support one girl in Girl Scouting is $200 per year! A $5 G.I.F.T.
donation, the cost of a Happy Meal, will help support the many services that
GSESC provides for girls and adult volunteers in our area.
Current GIFT campaign total: $831
Field Director for East Cooper and Greater Dorchester County, traveled to Fiji
as the chaperone for a destinations trip from July 30 -
August 10, 2012. Thirteen girls from across the country joined her in
this once in a lifetime opportunity. The girls enjoyed time snorkeling,
hiking and kayaking. Part of the trip included visits to a pearl farm,
multiple coral reefs and a local school. The highlight of the trip was
spending the night in Vunivesi village where they worked on a Take Action
Project with local Girl Guides.
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