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GSCSA awards inaugural travel grants

GSCSA awards inaugural travel grants.

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has awarded its inaugural round of travel grants.

Caitlyn Free, Whitwell, Tennessee
Alethea Free, Whitwell, Tennessee
Lizzie Scroggins, Dayton, Tennessee
Madison Bishop, Spring City, Tennessee
Amber Stanton, Spring City, Tennessee
Rachel Eldridge, Rogersville, Tennessee

Caitlyn, Alethea, and Rachel are going the 2015 council trip to Europe. Lizza, Madison, and Amber are going on the council’s July SCUBA trip.

GSCSA awards semi-annual travel grants of up to $500 to individual Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors for council-sponsored travel or GSUSA destinations.

The next round of travel grant applications are due November 15, 2014, with awards to be made in December. The second round of applications are due March 15, 2015, with awards made in April. Learn more.

Recipients agree to the following:
• An essay about the trip, experiences and lessons learned to be used a as part of a thank you to the funders for this grant.
• Attendance at one grant committee meetings to select next recipients ; can be electronic if needed.
• As part of the committee, make three post-trip presentations about trip/destination. (Dates/locations will be determined by committee and recipient; these could include United Way, troops, service units, etc.)
• Participate in any GSUSA/GSCSA post-trip evaluations.

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Teen Travel Grant

We have some amazing council-sponsored trips and destinations coming up and want as many of our girls to enjoy these adventures as possible. To that end, we are now offering you the option to apply for grants of up to $500 to offset the costs of travel. These grants are available for all registered Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, both individually registered and registered in a troop. Eligible girls may use this grant once per year. Applications need to be sent in by November 15 or March 15 of each year to be considered.

To apply, click here for a writable PDF and send the completed form to Melissa Trimble at the Knoxville Service Center. Email and mailing address info can be found in the PDF. It is important that you read the directions in the application thoroughly and to be sure your application is complete and sent into Melissa by the deadline.

Of course, you can call us any time at 1.800.474.1912 or contact Melissa Trimble directly with any questions!

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Special Contest Just for Teens!

Enter to win a $200 Travel Voucher

Three ways to enter:

- Follow @gscsateens on Instagram for one entry.

- Follow @gscsateens on Twitter for one entry.

- Email a photo with caption and first and last name to pirwin@girlscoutcsa.org.
Photo should capture any part of your Girl Scout experience. Submit as many photos as you like during contest dates. Photos will be posted at gscsateens.tumblr.com.
(See official rules for guidelines.)

Photo entries will ONLY be accepted via email (NOT Instagram or Twitter) to protect the privacy of our girl members.

Contest ends at midnight on January 31, 2014.

$200 travel voucher to be used on council sponsored travel before September 30, 2014. (1 will be awarded)

See official rules of contest.

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2015 Council Teen Trip to Europe

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is sponsoring a trip to Europe. We’ll visit England, France, and Switzerland with stops at two World Centers. The trip is June 17-27, 2015. This gives you time to save and raise money for this once in a lifetime adventure.

The itinerary begins with five days in London – exploring sights that include Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and a cruise on the Thames River. At Pax Lodge, we will learn more about international Girl Guiding and Scouting, receive a pin, and experience a traditional British cream tea.

The Eurostar, a high-speed train, will take us through the tunnel connecting Britain with continental Europe, and we will emerge in Paris. History will come alive as we discover the Arc de Triomphe and travel down the elegant Champs-Élysées to the Place de la Concorde. We will see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and visit the world’s greatest art collection in the Louvre.

Day eight will find us taking in breathtaking views as we travel high into the Swiss Alps, where we will spend a day at Our Chalet, the oldest of WAGGGS’ World Centers. Following tradition, we will participate in a pinning ceremony before traveling on to Lucerne, Switzerland, for stunning views, Swiss folklore, and medieval traditions.

This is only an overview of the spectacular trip we are planning. The best part of all will be the camaraderie of our group and the lifelong friendships we will make. Girl Scouts, spread your wings and discover the treasures of the world!

Sign up for an interest session to learn more about the trip, dates, prices, and ways to earn money in your area! Contact Amanda Meade, teen leadership coordinator, Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, at ameade@girlscoutcsa.org for more information and to sign-up!

We are partnering with EF Tours for Girl Scouts, an agency that has a longstanding reputation for top-quality, reliable world travel.

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World Center Hosts Arts exChange

The Sangam World Center in Pune, India, is hosting it first Arts exChange in March 2014.

This event is for any Girl Scout age 16 and older interested in impacting her world and connecting with other cultures through art of all kinds!

Come together with art lovers of all ages, including special guest Girl Scout singer/songwriter Melinda Carroll, known for “We Change the World” and “Ignite!”

The participation fee is approximately $1,000 dollars (not including travel).

See details in the flyer.


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