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A newsletter from Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
In this issue What did you do today?
2 By Loretta Graham
Happy Holidays!! As we enter 2011, and the holidays are upon us, we want to wish all of you a
Need a last
great season of joy, peace, good health and happiness.
With new and exciting things happening in our council, foremost in our minds is always the
idea? Give a
GIFT this question, “What Did You Do Today?” Juliette Gordon Low said “Girl Scouting is not just knowing,
holiday season. but doing, and not just doing, but being.” As our year begins, as you partner with girls in troops or
wherever your volunteer service takes you, I challenge you to keep this question at the forefront of
everything you do. For all Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, “What Did You Do Today?”
4 This is always a good time to celebrate our accomplishments. In 2012, we will be celebrating 100
years of Girl Scouting, but this will not just be a celebration of the history of Girl Scouting, it will
be a strong statement about the Girl Scout Movement. This event will highlight the values of the
Get the latest
organization and show the relevancy of these values to the future of the organization and the future
including Please See LORETTA, page 7
cookies and fall
Time to take action Dates to Remember
GSESC’s Season of Take Action
Check out some • Cookie Pre Sales Begin: Jan. 14,
will kick off on Martin Luther good examples 2011
King Jr. Day and will run through of Take Action • Cookie Booth Sales Begin: Feb. 25,
Memorial Day. projects on 2011
Girl Scouts are
achieving in the We challenge every girl member Page 7 • Death by Chocolate: February 4,
technology of GSESC to participate in a Take 2011, Sands Resorts’ Ocean Dunes Re-
arena with Action project during this timeframe. Take Action is sort and Villas on 75th Ave. N. in Myrtle
LEGO teams one of the three keys to leadership. Completing a proj- Beach. 843-626-5190
across the state ect is embedded in the Girl Scout Journeys and is also • Mary Dean Brewer Women of
the standard for the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Distinction: March 17, 2011, Darlington
Awards. Visit GSESC’s new Take Action Blog at http:// Country Club, Darlington. 800-786-8704
8 girlscoutsesc.blogspot.com/ to find out about some
great Take Action projects happening in our council
and to tell others about projects you are working on.
• Women of Distinction: May 9,
2011, South Carolina Aquarium, Charles-
If you’re not sure where to start with Take Action, • Pitchfork Fondue: April 9, 2011 at
going on across
contact Katie Hiott at 843-552-9910 ext. 223 or Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island. 800-
our council in 868-9911
Troop Scoop email@example.com. We have resources to
help teach Take Action for both adults and girls.
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Give a GIFT this holiday season
Dear Families and Friends of Girl Scouting: randomly placed on teams for it really didn’t matter. Each of
As we all experience the holiday season their weekend experience. these girls learned how to
hustle and bustle of “things to do,” I am Each team of manage their project
writing today to ask that you keep Girl girls was given through discovering
Scouts of Eastern South Carolina on your the same chal- their strengths and
GIFT list. GIFT (Girls Inspiring the Future lenges, such as abilities, connecting
Today) is our member giving campaign. I obstacle courses, with each other to
know there are many causes in need this collection of water determine their plan
time of year, but I ask that you consider with utilization of of action to accomplish
supporting the future of girls and women the sun, building a the task, and taking
in South Carolina. shelter out of trash action to use the leader-
As members of the Girl Scout movement, bags to keep two ship skills of each girl and
we are creating the leaders of tomorrow. people dry while the abilities of everyone on
We are developing girls of courage, confi- withstanding a storm their team to succeed.
dence and character who make the world from a certain direction I am asking that you allow
a better place. During my 28 years as a and running a relay with a more girls to achieve their own
Girl Scout volunteer, I have been struck by spoon full of water to fill a bucket in a personal successes through a GIFT to
the strength and ability of the girls in this given amount of time. the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina.
program as they create a lasting impression This experience still resonates with me If you want to give TODAY, please visit
on me and the world around them. today because one of the girls in the group our website: www.gsesc.org, and click on
Several years ago, I participated as a was visually impaired. She came to the the “Donate” button. You can also mail a
volunteer in a program titled “Survivor event ready to participate in the chal- donation now or at a later time when you
Camp” at Camp Low Country. This event lenges. The rewarding factor was watching are able.
was designed to help develop outdoor, how she and her team worked together to The council cannot continue to grow and
team building and leadership skills for complete each task. They allowed the girl maintain our services and programs for
girls. Girls arrived at camp and were who was visually impaired to share what girls without your help. Cookie sales are
she felt she could do and what she might only one aspect of revenue for the council.
to give today, need assistance in accomplishing. Her We need the support of all of you to be
please visit team became her “eyes” when needed but able to serve more girls in more areas.
also allowed her to do whatever she felt she Wishing you a happy holiday season.
was capable of doing. I can’t really remember -- Ruth Metzger
and click Donate.
how the team did in the competition, because GSESC Board Chair
grant support helps GSESC
GSESC staff has been hard at work writing and putting together grant proposals to help fund our programs and reach out to
every girl, everywhere.
We recently received $1,000 from the Post and Courier Foundation. We also got $36,000 from the Wal-Mart State Giving
Foundation to fund council-wide membership extensions.
Grant applications continue to go out to community organizations and foundations. GSESC recently has applied for several
grants, including the following:
Georgia-Pacific Foundation $2,850.00 Berkeley County Outreach Journeys
Office Depot Foundation $1,750.00 Journey books for 250 girls
Oscar & Mona Sokol Foundation $5,000.00 Charleston County Outreach
Blackbaud Fund $4,868.50 Tri-county Membership Extensions
Bosch Fair Share Fund $6,005.00 Tri-county Membership Extensions
Women in Philanthropy - Beaufort $868.00 Beaufort County Membership Extension Journey books
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Honor 100 years New staff members join
of Girl Scouting membership department
The membership department would like to welcome three new
The 100th anniversary of the Girl field directors, Rachael Waldo, Whitney Eaves and Brittany Todd.
Scouts of the USA is an exciting We currently have 4,717 girls registered and 2,801 adults regis-
milestone and a cause for cel-
tered, and we’re excited to add more for the new year.
ebration. It marks a transforma-
In January, the membership department will start our member-
tional opportunity for the entire
ship extension programs. This is a volunteer-run program that
The anniversary also represents is based on the Journeys age level books and facilitated at the
an opportunity for the future to schools. This is a great opportunity for girls that have never had
ensure that the youth of tomorrow will be Girl Scout experience. If you or somebody you know would like
able to participate in another century of Girl to help, please contact the regional director in your area.
Scouting. Building girls with courage, confidence and character
for the next century is the true goal of our efforts.
The 100th anniversary is an opportunity for the movement Field Director Contact Information
to unite together and leverage the strength of a nationwide Corinne Holder -- Horry County Brittany Todd – Beaufort
initiative. Regional Director of Membership County
We join our voice with the voices of Girl Scouts all over the 843-626-5190 843.842.3444 – brittanytodd@
country as we create generations of girl leaders who are mak- org Service Areas: Greater Colleton
ing the world a better place. As CEO and board chair, we are County, (637) Northern Beaufort
committed to supporting the Girl Scout movement in building Tina Carter -- North Charleston County, (636) Southern Beaufort
Regional Director of Membership County (631)
our capacity for the next century of girl leadership. We will 843-552-9910 ext 227
continue to build our council’s capacity and enrich the leader- firstname.lastname@example.org Rachael Waldo – Horry County
843.626.5190 ext. 301 –
ship opportunities offered to girls. This is an opportunity Whitney Eaves – North email@example.com
to honor Girl Scouts and the achievements of the 50 million Charleston Service Areas: Conway, (638)
women across the nation whose lives have been influenced by 843.552.9910 ext. 226 – whit- Myrtle Beach, (640) North Myrtle
firstname.lastname@example.org Beach, (641) South Strand (639)
Girl Scouting. Service Areas: Greater Berke-
What is the purpose of the 100th Anniversary ley County (662) and Great Jan Joyner – Georgetown
Campaign? Dorchester County (660) County 843.527.6967 –
• Position the Girl Scouts as the key leadership development Nicole Nick – North Charleston Service Areas: Georgetown
organization for girls. 843.552.9910 ext. 231 – nico- County, (649) Johnsonville/
• Build and grow a strong and sustainable culture of philan- email@example.com Hemingway/Lake City, (648)
Service Areas: Charleston Kingstree (656)
thropy across the movement. Peninsula (657) and West of the
• Transform the philanthropic landscape to women and girls. Ashley (658) Benita Jacobs-Singletary
• Create and enable the reconnection of former Girl Scouts, – Florence
Heather Trebil – Camp Low 843.669.5174 ext. 132 – beni-
members and volunteers. Country firstname.lastname@example.org
• Strengthen the identity brand, visibility and impact of Girl 843.336.3251– heathertrebil@ Service Areas: Darlington/La-
Scouts. girlscoutsesc.org 843.552.9910 mar, (652) Florence/Timmons-
ext. 240 ville, (646) Hartsville, (651) Lee
• Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting achievement and North Charleston Service Area: County (659)
impact. East Cooper (650)
Glenda Harrison – Florence
Thank you for your service to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Dora Waymer - Orangeburg 843.669.5174 ext. 131 – glen-
South Carolina and your partnership as we provide meaning- 803.536.3710 – dorawaymer@ email@example.com
ful opportunities to girls across our state. We look forward to girlscoutsesc.org Service Areas: Chesterfield
Service Areas: Allendale/Barn- County, (634) Dillon County,
working with you to forward the Girl Scout 100 year anniver- well, Bamberg,(629) Clarendon (642) Marion County, (645)
sary to help build girls into strong leaders. County, (644) Orangeburg/ Marlboro County (635)
If you are interested in being a part of the 100th year com- Calhoun County (643)
mittee, please contact the council office at 800-868-9911.
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Goals, events set for cookie sale
Participation forms due to council today
Cookie season is right around the corner. Council members, girls,
leaders and parents are working hard to make this a successful sale.
On the troop level, please submit your “Intent to Participate”
form and the girl’s signed permission slips to the Florence Ser-
vice Center or your Service Unit Product Sales Chair today.All
participating girls should be registered and have a permission
slip on file.
Local volunteer committees will be planning cookie promotional
events in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Florence and Hilton Head areas
for January 29, 2011.These events will be held in a public location
to get the community involved and to offer activities for the girls to
do. If you would like to help in planning any of these events, please
let Anne Carpenter or Emily Cote know. Look for more informa-
tion at your January service unit meetings or on the loops.The
cookie sale pre-order begins on January 14 and cookie deliveries to
the service units will take place Feb. 24,25, and 26. CEO Loretta Graham reminds everyone that the goal for
Through the Girl Scout cookie program, girls develop the 2011 cookie sale is 200 boxes per girl. Let’s do it!
essential skills like goal setting, decision making, money
management, people skills and business ethics. Many success-
ful business women today say they got their start selling Girl Some fall sale
items on backorder
“When I was a girl I pulled a wagon behind me as I walked
from door to door delivering my Girl Scout cookies. This annual
ritual helped teach me the basics of running a successful busi- Fall sale incentives have please send Emily a list
ness. The two lessons that stayed with me were that all business been shipped to the Fall of the shortages. If it was
income is not personal profit (I had to turn in all my money) Sale Service Unit Chairs. never ordered, make a
and that if I eat my own merchandise then I’m obliged to pay for However, the large and separate list and get that
it, ” said Laura F. from Worchester, Mass. small monkeys, aluminum to Emily by January 15. If
Barbara J. Krumsiek, Chairwoman and CEO water bottles and patches we are not made aware of
of the investment firm Calvert Group, Ltd2 are on backorder. We were the shortages or incorrect
said “I have to credit two early experiences one of the first councils to items, the items might not
(for helping manage $14 billion worth of enter our incentive order be available after January
assets.) One is Girl Scouts. It was and should be the first to 15.
a huge part of my life grow- receive the backordered There are several variet-
ing up in Queens. It was items. The estimated ies of nuts and candies still
an opportunity to learn arrival date is mid-Janu- available at the council
selling through Girl Scout ary. We truly apologize service centers to pur-
cookies. I always vied for for the delay, and QSP is chase. They make great
the top selling awards. I re- doing everything they can holiday gifts for the news-
member having a troop leader
to get these items to the paper delivery person,
have confidence in me that I
service areas as soon as hairdresser, teacher, etc.
could go off and lead a group
of girls to start the campfire or possible. If you are short Get them before they are
whatever.” on any of the incentives, gone!
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Special event update
Death by Chocolate in Myrtle Beach will be held at Nominations are now being accepted for Women of Dis-
the Sands Resorts’ Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas on Febru- tinction in Charleston.To nominate someone, please call
ary 4, 2011. The evening includes champagne, silent auc- 800-868-9911 or 800-786-8704 or visit www.girlscoutsesc.
tion, hors d’oeuvres, music and LOTS of chocolate. WPDE’s org and click on Latest News.
weather anchor, Ed Piotrowski, will be the emcee for the
Pitchfork Fondue will be held April 9, 2011 at Black-
evening. Tickets are available for $35 each. Auction items
baud Stadium on Daniel Island. Event festivities begin at
are also needed for this event. Call the Myrtle Beach office
4:30 p.m. and will go until the Charleston Battery game
at 843-626-5190 or the Florence office at 800-786-8704 to
begins at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 and kids are $10.
inquire about tickets.
Ticket includes admission to event, food provided by Piggly
Nominations for the Mary Dean Brewer Women of Dis- Wiggly, Certified Angus Beef and Sticky Fingers, live enter-
tinction event on March 17 are being accepted until Decem- tainment and entry to the Charleston Battery game. WAY-FM
ber 20. Auction items or baskets, donated by the service units, is doing a live remote, and we will have local artisan booths
will be greatly appreciated. Please get those to the Florence and a live auction. The Battery also will have their “fun zone”
Service Center by March 14. open for the kids.
All-girl LEGO teams find success
More than 90 girls in our GSESC Goes competing at the FIRST LEGO League
LEGO all-girl robotics program are bud- State Competition after winning the
ding doctors and engineers as the two dis- Champion’s Award at the Pee Dee/SiMT
ciplines come together for the 2010 FIRST Regional held on December 4.The team
LEGO League robotics season. Since Sep- is no stranger to the state competition,
tember, girls on the ten teams supported by having competed last year and receiving
GSESC have been researching topics such the Raising Star Award for the state. The
as heart health, asthma and breast cancer Angelbots of Gable made GSESC proud
as part of the Body Forward™challenge. as well at the Pee Dee/SiMT Regional.
The girls have also been putting their en- Our other eight teams will be compet-
gineering skills to use as they design, build ing at regional events in Orangeburg,
and program robots made out of LEGOs Aiken and North Charleston at the end
Members of the Tech Chicz robotics
to perform specific missions on a thematic of January. team (above) from Florence and the
playing field. The GSESC Goes LEGO program is Angelbots from Gable (below) com-
All of the girls’ hard work comes to- in its second year and is open for girls peted at the Pee Dee/SiMT Regional
gether and is put on display at regional ages 9-14. The program is funded en-
competitions. At the competitions, the tirely through grants from the Motor-
teams are judged on their teamwork ola Foundation, Time Warner Cable’s
skills, robotic design, research presenta- Connect A Million Minds initiative,
tion and how well their robot performs and others who believe that getting
in completing the missions on the the- girls involved in science, technology,
matic playing field. If a team does well engineering and math is important. If
at the regional competition they move you would like more information on
onto the South Carolina FIRST LEGO the program or to make a donation
League State Competition in North to the program please contact Lesley
Charleston on March 5, 2011. Robinson at 843-552-9910 ext. 224
The Tech Chicz of Florence will be or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Councils work together on advocacy Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpaper-
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and Girl Scouts of tickets.com.
South Carolina -- Mountains to Midlands are working to- Summer jobs available at CLC
gether on an advocacy plan to bring awareness and informa- Summer jobs are available at Camp Low Country. We serve
tion about Girl Scouts to legislators in the Statehouse. approximately 100 girls, ages 6-17, each week. Our camp
The two councils met to discuss starting an honorary Girl season comprises 5 sessions. Staff week is June 10-18, 2011.
Scout troop comprising female legislators; consulted with a Camp runs June 19 – July 29, 2011. Staff will work until
lobbying firm in Columbia to help target our lawmakers and July 31, 2011. Staff will not be working the week of July
have been working on establishing an issue to focus on with 3-8, 2011.
our legislators. Currently, the two councils are looking at the First aid, CPR, life guarding, archery, and ropes training
ways women are portrayed in the media and whether that is will be offered to you before or during Staff Week.
healthy for young women and girls. Please contact Heather Trebil, Resident Camp Director at
FORP plans Oyster Roast email@example.com or 843-336-3251.
Grab your oyster knives and join the Friends of Richmond Vote for Camp Low Country
Plantation for the Second Annual Oyster Roast on Sunday, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina is still in the running
January 9th, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at Bowen’s Island Restau- to receive a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything grant. The
rant in North Charleston. money will go to repair the leaking slate roof of the historic
Enjoy all you can eat oysters, as well as food and drink Manor House, restoring historic Brownie Bungalow, building
for the non-oyster eater. All proceeds benefit the Friends several new cabins and restrooms, repair roads and trails, and
of Richmond Plantation, a task force of the Girl Scouts of update the camp office, also located in a historic building.
Eastern South Carolina. Our goals include planning and You can vote three ways -- by text at 103373 to Pepsi
the provision of funds for the rehabilitation, restoration, (73774); online at http://www.refresheverything.com/cam-
improvements, and maintenance of Camp Low Coun- plowcountry; or through your personal Facebook account.
try with primary focus on highlighting and repairing the We’re eligible for this grant through the end of December,
historic resources associated with Richmond Plantation. so please vote today!
Girl Scout troops
316 and 108 at-
tended the Boone
Hall Farms 2010
Corn Maze ribbon
with Mount Pleas-
ant Mayor Billy
Swails and Boone
Hall owner Willie
McRae. They were
the first to navigate
their way through
the maze in the
shape of the new
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GSESC girls set good take action examples
Two Girl Scouts from our council have Elyssa, a Girl Scout
been working hard to address needs in their worked on a Girl
communities, both with their Girl Scout Scout Gold Award
project to help
Gold Awards andTake Action projects. repair a walking
Abby from Mt. Pleasant is working on her trail at Lake Paul
Gold Award and has planned a greatTake Ac-
tion project! She was featured in the Post and
Courier in October for the great things she is
doing in her community.
Abby is a musician and was upset when
the Charleston Symphony Orchestra
was disbanded because of a lack of finan-
cial support in the Charleston area.
“I feel that music and the arts define
state a commitment to Charleston’s mu- about the trail or the lake itself.
a cultured society,” Abby said, and that
sic organizations and education. Elyssa repaired benches, added new
she wanted to advocate for music in this
This is a great example of a Take Action benches along the trail and made new
project because Abby has included the trail signs. She also built a booth that
Abby has planned “Music Matters: community in her planning and has taken
Young Artist Concert Series” to spread contains information about the history
steps to make her effort sustainable. One of the lake, a map of the walking trail
awareness of the importance of music in of the most important parts is that Abby
society. She has planned a series of free and facts about the wildlife that live in
has chosen to address an issue that matters and around it.
concerts to be held once a month from to her and found a way to effect it in a last-
October 2010 to March 2011. The con- Elyssa is encouraging family, neighbors
cert series will showcase a variety of and friends to see and use her additions
Elyssa, from Bennettsville, saw a need
music styles. Abby has sent the concert to the trail. She is also putting together
in her community and jumped to action
schedule to newspapers, magazines and with her Gold Award project. Elyssa saw an article to submit to local newspapers.
online versions of cultural calendars for that the Lake Paul Wallace Walking Trail She hopes that her “involvement in re-
the area. was in disrepair and not being utilized to pairing Lake Paul Wallace’s walking trail
Abby is also sending letters to local its full potential. Trail signs were old and will inspire future boys and girls to par-
business leaders to explain her project worn, benches were broken or unstable, ticipate in scouting and complete proj-
and ask for pledges from companies to and there was no information available ects to benefit their communities.
loretta continued ...
of the girls in our council. More than world,” and she began “doing.” She You and I have something for the girls of
anything, this celebration will be about was a woman of change and will be so Eastern South Carolina and the world.
the girls and the Girl Scouts of Eastern proud of us today as we continue to Girl Scouts is a prevention program. We
South Carolina. move at the speed of the girls. Charles have proven successful for almost 100
It was almost 100 years ago when Darwin once said “It is not the stron- years. Our children are our future, and
Juliette Gordon Low picked up the gest of the species that survive, nor they will be our future leaders. What
phone and called a friend and said, the most intelligent, but the most re- are we doing to help them become great
“I’ve got something for the girls of sponsive to change.” leaders?
Savannah, and all America and the We all know the dangers of sitting idle. What did you do today?
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Troop 824 Troop 924
In October, 31 Girl Scout Brownie
neglected dogs were troop 924 took its
brought to the Fran- first trip to Camp
ces R. Willis S.P.C.A. Low Country this
in Summerville by year! The troops
Dorchester County was excited to join
Animal Control. other troops from the
Hearing that the area for the Juliette
S.P.C.A might be Gordon Low Birth-
short on supplies to day Celebration. The
help these animals, Girl Scout troop 824, under the leader- maps we got upon arrival came in very handy to explore the
ship of Kim Jeffers, answered the call.They collected blan- property.
kets, towels, food and many other supplies for the animals The troop started out making various Halloween and
and delivered them to the S.P.C.A. on November 13, 2010. Thanksgiving crafts. They also tried some blind-folded
Troop 483 “marshmallow bobbing” and had a cupcake walk.
Girl Scout troop The group decorated pumpkins and picked up patches at
483 volunteered the trading booth.
with the Charleston Chesterfield County
County Library dur- On Oct. 17th, Girl Scouts from Chesterfield County
ing a big book sale at celebrated Daisy’s 150th birthday with a “Dance the De-
the Galliard Audito- cades” event. The
rium for the Friends girls learned how
of the Library. They to do the Grizzly
worked three hours Bear from 1912,
straightening books, the Charleston from
re-stocking shelves the ’20s, the Hand
and helping people find books. Jive from the ’50s,
the Hustle from the
Troop 226 ’70s, and from the
Troop 226 did a gift ’80s they learned
basket/storage tub for the Electric Slide
Thanksgiving for Hos- and Thriller. Some
pice through Stephanie older girls helped
Gatton. We are also them learn a few
working monthly since modern dances, like
July on our Silver the Cupid Shuffle
award through various and Hoedown
projects we are doing Showdown. We also
each month at the had a few free dance
Ronald McDonald songs and the girls
House. showed off their
Please See Troop Scoop, next page
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best moves. The girls picked out the pajamas, and paid for them with
On Nov. 20th Chesterfield Girl Scouts got together to troop funds they earned by selling cookies. These girls
make Christmas ornaments. The girls made snowmen, decided to fulfill a need in their community, showing that
Santa, and bulb ornaments and enjoyed gingerbread cook- Girl Scouting really does build girls of courage, confi-
ies that they decorated. On Dec. 4th, the girls put on dence and character!
their best Cat in the Hat gear and walked in the Chester- Troop 280
field County Christmas parade with a 10-foot “Grinch” Girl Scout Junior troop 280 from Mt. Pleasant posed in
in a tribute to Dr. Suess. A book drive was also held for replicas of old-fashioned (circa 1918) uniforms at
children in DSS care. the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, on No-
Troop 755 vember 20.
The lovely young The girls enjoyed
ladies of Girl Scout learning how to
Junior troop 755 march in forma-
showed they are tion, and the ones
living the Girl Scout who attended the
Law by purchasing trip are eager to
pajamas for eight teach six friends
young ladies at who were unable
Jenkins Orphanage. to make the trip.
Junior Jamboree Survivor: Sandy Ridge was held the session.
November 19-21 at the Sandy Ridge Program & Train- A surprise visit by GSESC’s Loretta Graham during
ing Center. Nineteen troops, with nearly 130 Girl the opening really got the girls and adults moving. The
Scouts from the GSESC attended this exciting week- evening’s tribal council showcased the talents of the
end filled with Survivor excitement. Troops were different troops attending followed by a special vote.
divided into three tribes, carried their tribal banners An inspirational American flag retirement was held
and individual troops carried their torches. and luminaries showed the way back to the campsites.
Girls experienced a variety of activities, many of Everyone’s enthusiasm and true Girl Scout spirit made
which required team work to accomplish the goal of this one of the best Junior Jamborees ever!
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Girl Scout Camp
W ake up around seven,
Adventures can be seen,
Lights out is eleven,
o many activities,
A lot you will achieve,
And with all the amenities,
But make sure you shower some- You will never want to leave!
time in between!
Y ou can stay in the dining hall -- Megan Pirkel
where it’s cool,
Or play with friends in the sun,
Maybe you will hang out in the
Where ever you are, you will have
Knot bad a groove thing
Scouts from Girl Scout Cadette Troop 621 created a “no Girl Scouts, parents and leaders joined in the fun at 2001
sew” blanket for inclusion in a “My Stuff Bags” for a Nightclub in Myrtle Beach to celebrate Juliette Gordon
needy foster child. Low’s birthday. More than 600 people were in attendance.
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