Monthly Archives: November 2011

Local Girl Scout Wins Honorable Mention in National Magazine Competition

Girl Scout Mason Green, of Gatlinburg, is an honorable mention winner in Justine magazine’s R.E.A.L. Girl/Girl Scouts 2011 Contest. Girls were asked to write an essay about what it means to be a “real” girl. “To some girls who are entering this contest it’s all about being in a magazine, to me it’s about personalities and how hard you work to make your family, friends and community proud of you,” Mason wrote. “R.E.A.L means that REAL girls are Remarkable, Energetic, …

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PR Stars: Troops Recommend Special Programming at the Knoxville Zoo

Submitted by Nancy Reddy Secretary, Troop 20961 On November 19, 2011, Jason Moeller, education specialist at the Knoxville Zoo, enlisted the help of the zoo’s greenhouse director and the veterinary assistant in the zoo’s infirmary to present a 4 hour program specially designed for Cadette Girl Scout Troops 20961 and 20577 to earn the Oregon Zoo Interest Project Patch (a council’s own IPP from Oregon) and the World in our Hands Patch from our local Girl Scout council. In addition …

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Second payment is due for the ROCK THE MALL trip to Washington, D.C.

Just a reminder that if you are attending the ROCK THE MALL trip to Washington, D.C., the 2nd installment of the payment plan is due on December 1. The payment is $100 and you can pay on the event page:

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PR Stars: Troop Works with TN Izaak Walton League

Submitted by Troop Leader Nancy Watson Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 20130 members Aimen Ali, Julia Dmowska, Katherine Sumarriva, and Alyssa Watson have worked with the Tennesee Izaak Walton League (TN IWL) to offer a new, free, year-long series of nature programs for the public. Troop member Emma Barnes worked in the initial planning stages and occasionally assisted with an event, but had school-year time constraints. The girls had worked with TN IWL several years ago to make signs, benches, and …

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Council CEO Reports on National Session

Last week National Council Delegates convened to consider the business of the Girl Scout Movement. GSCSA was represented by 10 delegates and one alternate. Delegates considered three (3) proposals described in more detail at Prior to this meeting, we reviewed input from the survey, the public meetings and the e-mail address created for this purpose. Delegates discussed the pros and cons of each proposal along with the concerns expressed by the membership. Delegates were not instructed how to vote. The results of the meeting …

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GSCSA Recognizes the Passing of a Beloved Employee

Dear GSCSA Family, I am very saddened to share with you that GSCSA staff member Carlene Brady passed away early this morning (11-16-11). Carlene had been a long time Girl Scout employee and most recently served as 100th Anniversary and Alumnae Coordinator. She was loved and respected by co-workers and volunteers alike and will be missed. The Girl Scout flag at each office will be flown at half staff through the end of the week in honor of Carlene’s commitment …

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Song-Sharing Night coming up!

Calling all alums, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors! What: Song-Sharing Night When: Wednesday, November 16 @ 6:30 p.m. Where: Cheyenne Outpatient Diagnostic Center Oak Ridge Methodist Hospital Complex 990 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Info: Recently several singers from Nation’s Capitol (Washington Mall Singing programs and workshops) have been traveling through to the GS National Convention in Houston and have stayed with various singers here. At this event, two of the singers will stay over again when headed back from Convention …

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First Tennessee Bank Checking Account Update

First Tennessee Bank will be sending letters to all troops holding accounts with First Tennessee Bank. New regulations require First Tennessee to change the way troops set up their accounts. The type of account will simply be changed to a Business Essentials checking account. The changes will not affect any troops who currently have accounts – your checking accounts should not be charged any fees, and you will be able to use your debit cards as you have been doing. …

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GSCSA Trip to Washington, D.C. for ROCK THE MALL wait-listed!

GSCSA is pleased to report we had an overwhelming response to the Washington, D.C. Rock the Mall trip! Our group has filled up numerous busses and at this point, all future registrants will be wait-listed. If you are still interested in registering, just email Jen Sandie at and she will place you on the waitlist. We must fill a bus with 45 folks before another bus is confirmed. You will be notified by December 15, 2011 by email if …

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Property Task Group October Update

See highlights of the GSCSA Property Task Group’s October meeting, as the group moves forward with the long-range property planning process to support the council’s strategic key priorities, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), and Girl Scout brand within the council’s ability to fund and maintain.

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