100th Anniversary

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Last payment due for the Washington, DC trip to Rock the Mall!

If you are traveling to Washington, DC with the council for the ROCK THE MALL Sing-Along, June 7-10, your last payment is due on March 15!

Remember that if you requested a single, double or triple room, your supplemental hotel fee is also due with this payment.

You may pay online at http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/261.

Also, we have a limited number of spots left for the trip. Email Jen Sandie at jsandie@girlscoutcsa.org to learn more and register for the trip!

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Roane County recognizes 100 years of Girl Scouts and proclaims 2012 “The Year of the Girl”

Kingston, Tenn. On February 28, 2012, Roane County Executive Ron Woody presented an official proclamation to Roane County Girl Scout Troops 20716 and 20846.

Woody recognized the remarkable milestone of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary and proclaimed 2012 “The Year of the Girl.” The organization’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

On March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

That phone call was a precursor to the meeting that Low (affectionately called “Daisy” by family and friends) held that evening when 18 girls gathered to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year.

Girl Scouts of the USA now has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults and more than 50 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout alumnae.

Girls in grades K-12 are invited to join a local troop and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Troop leaders engage girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Registration is $12 per year, and the council offers financial assistance to ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to join this vibrant organization. To get involved or for more information, call 1-800-474-1912 or e-mail css@girlscoutcsa.org.

Visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org to learn more about the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting and how the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will celebrate this year.

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Front Row Left to Right: Olivia Lueking, Elizabeth Proctor, Ron Woody, Jenny Adkisson and Jordyn Foley; Back Row Left to Right: Holly Aslinger, Julie Coen

About The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians serves nearly 20,000 girl and adult members stretching from North Georgia to Southwest Virginia. Service centers are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Johnson City.

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Registration is now open for the 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing-Along!

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will host a 100th Anniversary Sing-Along in Knoxville on April 28, 2012! The event is from noon to 4 p.m. at World’s Fair Park.

Girl Scout songstress Melinda Caroll will headline the event!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. The deadline for advance tickets is April 20 and we will sell tickets at the gate ONLY if we have space available.

Visit the event page to register! http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/225.

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Feb. 15 payment is due for the DC Rock the Mall Trip!

If you are attending the GSCSA trip to Washington, DC for the ROCK THE MALL Sing-Along, your next payment of $100 is due on Feb. 15! Visit the event page at http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/261 to make the payment.

There’s just one more payment to make after Feb. 15! We’re well on our way to Rock the Mall!

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ToGetHerThere campaign launched

Today, Girl Scouts of the USA declared 2012 the “Year of the Girl” and launched the ToGetHerThere campaign.

Girl Scouts is issuing an urgent call for all members of society to place girl leadership front and center on the national agenda.

Negative influences include peer pressure not to stand out; unhealthy images about beauty in the media; a lack of mentors; little support for girls with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and bullying. This cycle of discouragement begins in grade school and goes on to have a far-reaching impact on our society.

The ultimate ToGetHerThere goal is to break down barriers to female leadership.

The details are posted here.

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Registration now open for Rock the Mall!

Traveling to Washington, DC for the ROCK THE MALL Sing-Along on June 9? Good news – registration is now open for the event!

Visit  http://100.gscnc.org/register.html to register online. The $10 registration fee includes the official Girl Scouts Rock the Mall commemorative T-shirt and patch.

Get ready to Rock the Mall!

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Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge event update!

Registration is now FULL for the 10:15 a.m. program at the “Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts” event at the Children’ Museum of Oak Ridge on March 24.

You may still register for a patch, lunch and activities throughout the museum, beginning at NOON.  If you register now, please arrive at the museum at noon.

Register here! www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/223

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Reminder – the next payment for the Rock the Mall D.C. trip is due!

Just a reminder that if you are registered for the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians trip to Washington, D.C. for the Rock the Mall Sing-Along, your next payment is due on January 15, 2012!

The payment is $100. Please click here to make your payment: http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/261.

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New Cookie Launched for Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary

Celebrate a century of Girl Scouting with new Savannah Smiles Cookies.

No place captures the imagination of Girl Scouts like Savannah, Georgia. It was there in 1912 that Juliette Gordon Low started her amazing organization.

Little Brownie Bakers is proud to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting with a lemon cookie that reflects the heritage of past customer favorites. Savannah Smiles is a cool, crisp lemon cookie with just the right number of lemon chips to deliver tiny bursts of flavor. And, when you hold it right, you’ll quickly be reminded of that world-famous “Brownie Smile.”

Each year, thousands of Girl Scouts visit the Juliette Gordon Low’s home, a National Historic Landmark in Savannah. In the time-worn rooms, each girl considers how, 100 years later, Juliette Low’s story encourages her to dream big and do great things with her life.

Find a Girl Scout selling cookies near you by calling 1-800-474-1912.

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Don’t forget to register for ‘Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts’ at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge!

Registration is now open for “Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts” at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge! The event is Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the council and the museum.

Join hundreds of Girl Scouts from all over the Southern Appalachians region when we feature a day of celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting, complete with special presentations, lots of fun activities, lunch and viewing of the new Girl Scout exhibit.

Click here to register: http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/223!

Hope to see you on March 24!

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