Houston launches 100 years of Girl Scouting
Girl Scouts of the USA held its annual convention in Houston. But this was more
than just a yearly gathering of Girl Scouts from across the nation; this was
the convention that kicked off the 100th anniversary of Girl
Scouting in America.
The National Council Session on November 10-13, Renewing the Promise: Girl Scouts in a New
Century, drew some 15,000 girl and adult members, as well as noted
celebrities such as ABC News journalist Katie Couric; Soledad O’Brien, host of
CNN’s In America; Robin Roberts, co-anchor of Good Morning America; three-time
Grammy-nominated recording artist Sarah Bareilles; Houston Mayor Annise D.
Parker; actress and philanthropist Marlee Martin; gospel singer Yolanda Adams;
and actress Monique Coleman, who starred in the High School Musical films.
Scouts of Eastern South Carolina was represented by 23 girls and adults from
four districts of the council -- Charleston, Beaufort, Florence and Myrtle
Beach -- at the convention.
Five area girls attended the Girl Scout
Leadership Institute in Houston, which was held as part of the national
Blair of Loris; Scarlett Hosenfeld of Goose Creek; Sarah Jankowski of
Summerville; Laura Tyler of Loris and Alex Zimmer of Goose Creek, attended sessions that focused on topics such as Innovations
and Marketing, Global Connections, I (heart) Girl Scouts, Innovations in
Business, Leadership and Innovations in Technology.
at the convention, Anna Maria Chávez was introduced as the new CEO of Girl
Scouts of the USA. A first generation Mexican-American, Chávez was a Girl Scout
in her native Arizona and would later become an aide to then-Governor Janet
Napolitano. She has been CEO of the Girl Scout's Southwest Texas Council since
Fall sale numbers in; Get ready for cookies!
Girl Scouts of Eastern South
Carolina is wrapping up the Fall Sale. As of November 28, we’ve sold $120,513 worth of nuts and candies and
$55,421 worth of magazine subscriptions.
The girls turned in more than 1,500
step two booklets. Thank you to all the girls and leaders who participated in
the Fall Sale and congratulations to all the troops who had an increase in
sales this year.
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More than 55 cases of Honey Roasted “Thank you” Peanuts have been donated to
the Blue Star Moms of Myrtle Beach and will be sent to soldiers serving
overseas. Thank you to all the patrons
The Product Sales Team is busy preparing for the 2012 Cookie Sale. Pre-orders
will begin January 13, 2012.
Community groups award grants
GSESC gets funds for at-risk girls
Scouts of Eastern South Carolina received two notable grants recently.
in Philanthropy awarded council $2,700 to address needs in the Pee Dee area,
including at-risk girls. The grant will allow Girl Scouts to offer and fund
membership and program opportunities for girls not typically served by the Girl
Calhoun Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Carolina Community
Foundation, awarded GSESC a $1,900 grant to address needs in Orangeburg and
Calhoun counties. The grant award will assist in funding Girl Scout
memberships and program supplies for at-risk girls in this area.
Over the past several years, the Girl Leadership Experience Team
has led the way in exploring the opportunities for girls through Girl Scout
Pathways. We have been recognized by GSUSA and other Girl Scout councils as a leader in developing these opportunities. Partnering with
schools, developing series curricula for use by the membership staff and
building our first travel group has put us on the front of the national
This year we are continuing our progress by developing our first
Event Pathway opportunity, "Mission: Sisterhood!" We have
already started working with volunteers on developing these events throughout
the council. We hope to lead 500 girls across our council in discovering
more about friendship, communication and tolerance. If you would like
more information, or if you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for
these, events please contact Heather Trebil or Katie Hiott at
Bridging to the Next Century of Girl Scouts
Join us March 10 for the ultimate bridging ceremony!
Check out our Facebook page for photos of destinations trips to Iceland and Guatemala!
1st: Charlotte Jones from Troop 300 in SU 660 with $1,190 in sales
2nd: Morgan Downing from Troop 330 SU631 with $964 in sales
3rd: Beverley Roberts from Troop 179 SU631 with $945 in sales
Amelia Wilkes gives a thumbs up as she runs the Cookie
Cup. She emerged as the eventual women's winner!
Lee County Girl Scouts are up and running;
enjoying a Teddy Bear picnic, learning new songs and improving
their environment by cleaning up litter around Bishopville Primary
The Girl Scouts in Georgetown and Horry
counties celebrated Juliette Gordon Low's birthday at Club 2001. Pepsi
donated all the soda and Papa John's Pizza sold over $1,200 in pizza and made a
generous donation back to GSESC at the end of the evening.
755 is making a difference in their community by participating in the
Charleston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy Program with Boulder Bluff Elementary
School. The girls went to Wal-mart and spent around $80 filling backpacks with
food and supplies for needy children. Way to set a great example, Girl Scouts!
Charleston Peninsula troop took a day trip to Shug A Bug Kids Spa in Charlotte,
N.C. for a day of pampering. The spa featured a salon setup with small
furniture inviting to children, children’s music and children’s magazines.
Troop 428 attended
The Harbor Water Cycle class at Patriots Point as part of the Water Journey and
to fulfill one of the requirements of our Painting Try-It badge. The troop
donated the mural, and it can be seen on the walls of the classroom on the USS Yorktown