100th Anniversary

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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: http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/261.

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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.

Cheyenne Outpatient Diagnostic Center
Oak Ridge Methodist Hospital Complex
990 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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 to attend the “Sing Into Fall” weekend at GSCNC. These singers have offered to share new GS music learned at the Convention workshops and social singing events.

Bring pen, paper, instrument if you have one, recording devices.

After their critical sharing mission, they will run us through the songs that will be on the lists for most councils this Centennial year (this includes  GSCSA events).

WHO:  Sing-Alums, registered or not, adult singers of any kind.   While this is NOT a Troop activity, Cadette/Senior/Ambassador girls who love to sing are invited.

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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 jsandie@girlscoutcsa.org 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 another bus is confirmed.

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LAST CALL for early-bird D.C. registrations!

Ready to ROCK THE MALL in Washington, D.C. on June 9, 2012?

Join GSCSA when we head to D.C. June 7-10 for the national 100th Anniversary Sing-Along!

Today is the LAST DAY for early-bird registrations for this trip. You can still register until midnight tonight for the $419 rate. Don’t delay!

Register here: http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/228

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Happy Birthday, Juliette Gordon Low!

It’s October 31, which means it’s time for goblins, ghouls, trick-or-treating and painting the town in spooky costumes!

But October 31 doesn’t just celebrate Halloween – it’s also the Girl Scouts founder’s birthday, Juliette Gordon Low!

Juliette Gordon Low was born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. Click here to visit the GSUSA webpage and learn more about Juliette’s life.

Happy Halloween, and Happy Birthday Juliette!

So, what are you doing to celebrate Juliette’s birthday?

Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of Girl Scouts

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Take advantage of the D.C. Trip early-bird rate!

Registration for the GSCSA early-bird rate for the Washington, D.C. trip to the ROCK THE MALL 100th Anniversary Sing-Along ends in just a few days!

We are excited to announce that the GSCSA has secured a trip for Girl Scouts and their families to travel to D.C.  for this historic event. Registration is now open here.

We have an early bird rate of $419 pp which expires on November 1, 2011, so don’t delay!!!

Hope we can sing-along with you in June in D.C.!

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LIFE publishes timeline of vintage Girl Scout photos!

LIFE has a photo-timeline of Girl Scouting titled, “In Praise of Girl Scouts.” It arches from 1912 to today and states:  

“Girl Scouts of the USA is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. It is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls. It was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 and was organized after Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911. Upon returning to Savannah, Georgia, she made her 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!”

Girl Scouting aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring other practical skills. Girl Scouts’ achievements are recognized through rank advancement and by various special awards. Girl Scouts welcomed girls with disabilities early in their history, at a time when they were not included in most other activities.”

Click the photo below to see the photo-timeline!

LIFE Photo Timeline

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Doing something fun to celebrate the 100th Anniversary?

Are you or your troop planning to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts in a special way? Maybe a birthday party, event or special project?

We want to hear about it! Send us the information at spope (at) girlscoutcsa.org and tell us all about it – the who, what, where, when and why of your big plans! Don’t forget photos!

We will post your plans here on the blog, and later post an update after you complete the event/project!

Girl Scouts only turn “100″ once, so blow out the candles in a big way!

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Registration for travel to ROCK THE MALL now open!

In a little under eight months, thousands of Girl Scouts will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to ROCK THE MALL during the national 100th Anniversary Sing-Along!

We are excited to announce that the GSCSA has secured a trip for Girl Scouts and their families to travel to D.C.  for this historic event. Registration is now open here.

We have an early bird rate of $419 pp which expires on November 1, 2011, so don’t delay!

Hope we can sing-along with you in June in D.C.!

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GSCSA 100th Anniversary Celebrations

Because Girl Scouts all over the world will be blowing out the birthday candles in a big way next year to celebrate “The Year of the Girl,” the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is working hard to make 2012 a jam-packed, fun-filled year.

We know that you are curious about how we will celebrate the 100th anniversary, so here are a few events that you will learn more about in the coming months:

Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians/Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge co-sponsored event on March 24, 2012. This event will feature a ribbon-cutting for the opening of the new 100th Anniversary Girl Scouts exhibit, a program celebrating Girl Scouts throughout history with appearances from local Girl Scout “celebrities,” lunch, and tons of fun activities for Girl Scouts to enjoy.

Knoxville Sing-Along on April 28, 2012. This event will feature a spectacular sing-along, games, inflatables, food, swaps, and tons of other fun activities in downtown Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park.

Chattanooga Bridgefest on June 2, 2012. Join thousands of other Girl Scouts as we symbolically walk across Chattanooga’s Walnut Street Bridge into the next century of Girl Scouting. Then, head to Coolidge Park for a Party in the Park! Opening Ceremonies will take place that morning in Bellsouth Park.

ROCK THE MALL in Washington, D.C., on  June 9 at the 100th Anniversary Sing-Along! The council has secured a trip for Southern Appalachian Girl Scouts for $419 per person for the trip.

Bristol Speedway Overnight set to take place September 15, 2012. This date is still pending. We will celebrate the 100th anniversary with singing, s’mores, food and tons of fun!

Statewide Camporee at Camp Sycamore Hills during the weekend of October 13, 2012.

All events will have pre-registration through the council Web site.







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