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Measuring Success

GSCSA has developed a blueprint for successfully bringing our vision to life based on what our volunteers have said they need from us in order to be successful in their work with girls. Now, we are tasked with implementing that plan and measuring our results. See the council’s three-year benchmarks.

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2011 Girl Scout National Session Proposals

Girl Scouts’ National Council Session is this November in Houston. This is our national organization’s major governance meeting and shapes the future of the movement. GSCSA’s Delegates are asking for your input before they cast their votes on three important proposals: an annual general program fee for girl members, a rolling calendar for annual membership, and timing for the election of national session delegates within councils.   Below you will find information provided by GSUSA in response to questions by National Delegates regarding …

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Donate “Coups for Troops”

US military families overseas do not have access to weekly coupons like we do here in the states, so overseas commissaries and exchanges accept manufacturer coupons up to six months past expiration. Troop #20888 of the West Knox Service Unit is collecting coupons for military families stationed overseas and invite you to help.

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Girl Scouts Energize, Enlighten, and EmPOWER!

Please enjoy the videos below from the successful program partnership between the Emory Valley Service unit and Oak Ridge Associated University. We connected the ORAU representative with local service unit manager, Ginger Klein, and together they designed a program for the Emory Valley Service unit encampment at Camp Tanasi called “Energize, Enlighten and EmPOWER Weekend.”

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New Girl Scout research shows effects of reality tv on girls

As reality TV has become staple entertainment for young people and adults alike, tween and teen girls who regularly view reality TV accept and expect a higher level of drama, aggression, and bullying in their own lives, and measure their worth primarily by their physical appearance, according to Real to Me: Girls and Reality TV, a national survey released by the Girl Scout Research Institute.

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New Council in Review from the CEO

The council’s CEO describes the first two years following the merger of three legacy councils into the new Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.

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Girl Scouts Help the National Park Service

    Responding to the National Parks request to help pick Indian Grass seeds, some of Troop 20959 and leader Cheryl Ann Landman Paul helped out. Dana Soehn, a gracious park ranger, explained and helped the troop get the job done.

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Girl Scouts Participate in World Water Monitoring Day

  Troop 20628 in the Fountainhead Service Unit participated in World Water Monitoring Day and National Public Lands Day on September 24. The girls attended a wetlands program at Ijams Nature Center, then worked with an AmeriCorps volunteer to pick up litter along a trail and stream. They also monitored the stream’s water quality with a World Water Monitoring Day testing kit. The Girl Scouts had a lot of fun while taking part in a worthwhile and important project. They …

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The Amazing Race All-In-One Event Toolkit

Need a new idea for your troop’s camp-out? Or a dynamite event that will freshen up things for your service unit? If so, then check out The Amazing Race Event Toolkit-now available by request!

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Scripps Network Employees Volunteer at Camp Tanasi

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians thanks volunteers from the Scripps Network for their hard work at Camp Tanasi! The volunteers joined our property team to tackle some tough projects on September 9, 2011.

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