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September, 2012
The Connection
100th mark
100 year events continue
As we 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

Camper_ReallyLoveCampTN 2Come 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!

crownepfb 2Join 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. time capsule

Girl Scouts at the State Fair

We 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.
Click here for more information on Girl Scouts at the South Carolina State Fair!
Troop Scoop
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!

Beach Sweep

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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.

Giving Back

cookies for troops

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.

Seeing Savannah

Dillon in Savannah

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 Splash Island

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

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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 club.

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 rock wtih timgirls 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 world.

Troop 819 and 821 in DC for Rock the Mall

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jackie and rebecca in savannah
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Council Corner

Global 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 world."

Adult Volunteers

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, Nancy Sulek)
  • Linda Walters
  • Cindy Watson

The 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

Destination: Fiji

fiji destination

Heather Trebil, 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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