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Archive for November, 2009

11/30/09 Comment on Beth’s Blog

Posted by normawoods on November 30, 2009

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11/30/09 Send Girl Scout Cookies to the U.S. Military!

Posted by normawoods on November 30, 2009

I learned something new from the Girl Scouts this week — it’s called Gift of Caring, and it is a project that allows individuals to purchase Girl Scout Cookies for the purpose of donation to one of three community service organizations:

  • Local food bank
  • Red Cross
  • Military troops

Customers do not take receipt of the cookies; the council will coordinate the delivery to the organization(s) that the customer selects from the list for their local area. In addition, customers will receive a donation receipt for their order.

Did you know you can buy Girl Scout Cookies to send to active military personnel? Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia’s Cookies from Home sponsorship program is a great way for you to send a taste of home and your personal message of encouragement to troops serving overseas. Cookies from Home sponsorship is also a terrific alternative for those who want to support Girl Scouts without actually purchasing the cookies for themselves, and is ideal for companies and corporations. By purchasing an extra box or case of Girl Scout Cookies, you’re not only supporting military troops, but after the cost of the cookies, 100% of the proceeds stay in the community to support Girl Scouting!
Just another way the Girl Scouts are involved in our communities!

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11/18/09 Comment on Mackenzie’s blog

Posted by normawoods on November 18, 2009

http://mackenzieleighstratton.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/police-arrest-suspect-of-armed-robberies/#comment-51

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11/18/09 President Obama Signs Girl Scout Commemorative Coin Act

Posted by normawoods on November 18, 2009

Great news!  President Obama signed the bill at a ceremony at the White House on October 29 that included Connie L. Lindsey, GSUSA National Board Chair, Laurie Westley, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Advocacy & the Research Institute, and girls from the Girl Scout Council in Washington, DC.

The  bill in the House of Representatives (H.R. 621), sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), easily passed by a voice vote and with more than 300 cosponsors on October 15. A companion Senate bill (S. 451), sponsored by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), also passed unanimously on October 19.

The legislation directs the U.S. Mint to produce 350,000 silver coins. Ten dollars from the sale of each coin will go to GSUSA to help fund much-needed renovations at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia. The bill also calls for the Secretary of the Treasury, in collaboration with the GSUSA and the Commission of Fine Arts, to design the coin in a manner “emblematic of the centennial of Girl Scouts.” The coin will be minted and sold in 2013, marking the end of Girl Scouts’ yearlong centennial celebration and kicking off a new century of leadership and service to girls.   

 Today, Girl Scouts is the largest voluntary association for women and girls in the United States. More than 50 million women have been Girl Scouts, including 58 percent of the women in Congress.

The minting of the coin is only one of several events Girl Scouts has planned for its yearlong centennial celebration, including a National Community Action Project focused on girl leadership related to environmental issues, a Young Women’s World Forum, and a national gala event.

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Comment on Mackenzie’s blog

Posted by normawoods on November 9, 2009

http://mackenzieleighstratton.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/halloween-goes-from-fun-to-scary/#comment-45

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11/6/09 AT&T assists Girl Scouts with Technology Upgrades

Posted by normawoods on November 9, 2009

In February of 2008, a reorganization of the Girl Scout councils took place in Georgia.  The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia was formed to combine the six Georgia Girl Scout councils outside Atlanta into one.

AT&T Inc. provided a $25,000 award that will enable the organization to integrate and centralize its technology systems and data. The newly formed Girl Scout council has used the grant to enhance the efficiency of its technology.  Upgrades to the leadership training program have been very beneficial, especially to volunteers and troop leaders.  It is so critical for non-profit organizations to have support from corporations.  AT&T has proven to be a valuable partner for the Girl Scouts!

 The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc., with corporate headquarters located in Macon, is comprised of the following Georgia councils: Girl Scouts, Central Savannah River Council; Girl Scouts of Concharty Council; Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia; Girl Scouts of Northeast Georgia; the Girl Scout Council of Savannah, Ga.; and Girl Scouts of Southwest.

More information about the AT&T grant can be found at the link below:

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=25243

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