August 30, 2010
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THE SCOOP
Journey Series Connects to State Curriculum Standards

Leadership Journey Image With back-to-school and quality education on many people’s minds right now, we think you’ll be interested in knowing about a key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience which is the leadership journey, a coordinated series of activities grouped around a theme.

Each journey is tied to some of Girl Scouts’ 15 national outcomes for girls as defined in the Girl Scout Leadership Model.

The journey curriculum is also correlated, by grade level, with SC State Academic Standards and Objectives in the areas of Health & PE, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. It directly reinforces and enhances the skills girls are learning in school.

The journeys also give girls opportunities to develop leadership skills through fun and engaging multidisciplinary content and activities. Building a strong sense of self is an underlying goal of the series.

States Dr. Patrice Robinson, Superintendent, The School District of Fairfield County, “We are so impressed with the direction that Girl Scouts is taking with its leadership experience program and its ties to state academic standards, that we have formed a partnership to quantify the academic improvements realized by middle school students who are enrolled in Girl Scouts.”



IN GIRLS WE TRUST
Gold Award Recipients Give Back

Gold Award Recipients Image The Girl Scout Gold Award® is the highest award in Girl Scouting, earned by Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors who have devoted themselves to learning leadership skills and developing character. The Gold Award recipient has worked in excess of 80 hours to complete all the requirements.

Two of this year’s honorees are twin sisters from Chester—Machele and Maya Sanders.

For Machele’s Gold Award project, she designed and implemented a drama camp for underprivileged youth.

Maya engaged children in positive activities to build self-esteem while building skills by creating and directing a dance camp.

Be sure to visit our Web site to meet all of this year’s Gold Award recipients.


WHAT’S NEW
Check out the new Alumnae Web site

Alumnae Image Did you know that there are approximately 50 million women who were once a Girl Scout?

Register now, free, as a member of the new Alumnae Web site and you will enjoy immediate benefits such as increased networking on a local or national level, sharing memories, accessing alumnae newsletters and receiving early notification about upcoming events.

Whether you are a recent high school graduate, or were in Girls Scouts many years ago as a volunteer or staff member, you are forever connected to a dynamic sisterhood of women.

To learn more about free registration as an Alumnae member, click here.

Fall Product Sale, Sept 17 – Oct. 11

Fall Product Sale Image Your purchase of nuts, candies, magazines, and/or books supports local Girl Scout troops. Earnings go towards:

• 1st Aid training for one adult per troop
• Equipment for facilities
• Start-up funds for troops
• GSUSA-sponsored destinations
  (up to a $500 scholarship)


Girl Scouts will be selling to friends, family and community members starting September 17. Quality is outstanding and you benefit from special savings and early holiday shopping! Thank you for your support.
 
 
Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
~Elizabeth Andrew

 
Volunteer Image
Anderson area Glen Raven, Inc. employees and family members donated their free time on Saturday, August 14, to provide sweat equity in sprucing up nearby Camp Wistagoman. Thanks to these Girl Scout friends, and through the coordination of the United Way of Anderson County, brick pavers were laid around the outdoor grill, picnic tables were water sealed and brush was trimmed from the entrance.

Volunteer ImageA Girl Scout leader for seven years, Cara Hamilton was recognized this year as her Service Unit’s Volunteer of the Year. She was recruited as a Brownie Troop leader when her two daughters first signed up as members and now they’re 14 and still involved with Girl Scouts. Reflecting on their growth from Brownies to Juniors and Cadettes she states, “Girl Scouts used to be known for camping, crafts and cookouts. Now it’s about watching them learn about community and character.”


Support Girls

Did You Know... You can supply a Girl Scout with her national membership, pin and Journey book for only $24.00!
Support Girls Today!


Contact & Connect

Web: http://www.gssc-mm.org
Phone: 800-849-GIRL (4475)
Information Desk: 800-849-4475 x2720
info@gssc-mm.org

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