A Centennial Celebration
Gala event celebrates Girl Scouting
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina's gala event, the Centennial Celebration Extraordinaire, was held April 19 at SiMT in Florence. More than 150 people were in attendance, including 21 former Women of Distinction honorees.
We had a great time celebrating our 100th anniversary, and we couldn't have done it without the help of our wonderful sponsors.
Annual MeetingGirl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina recently held its annual meeting on April 28 at Blackbaud on Daniel Island. The meeting featured a summary of the council's finances, highlights from the past year, a video diary of the Globetrotters' trip to Europe and the induction of new board members.
Going Green with GSESC
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina received a
$32,000 grant from the Alcoa Foundation; we were one of 20 councils to receive
the funding.With these funds, we are spreading the word about Forever Green and reaching out internationally to spread our green message.We created an environmental program at Gordon
Elementary for 69 fourth- and fifth-graders. During
this eight week program, they focused on
saving energy, reducing waste with the importance of recycling and how to grow
a rain garden. Take the Forever Green PledgeThe grant has also
allowed us to create the Global Green Team. We're seeking girls ages 14-18 to join a committee of girl
volunteers interested in environmental awareness. Members of this committee
will have the opportunity to earn community service hours, gain leadership
skills, and use their creative talents to provide a fun learning experience for
other youth locally and internationally. Girls will also be involved in a
twinning partnership with Western Australia to develop, plan, and implement
international environmental take action projects in their communities by
engaging at least 400 youth locally.
Learn more about the Global Green TeamAdditionally, we are looking for adult
volunteers with experience in environmental issues/projects who would like to
work with this group. For details, please contact Meg Burgess.
Rock the Mall
Troop 49, 649, 84 and 638 got to enjoy a 100th
anniversary experience when they journeyed to Washington, D.C. for the Rock the
Mall event. They went by chartered bus from Myrtle Beach to D.C., and saw the
sights of the nation’s capital, as well as participated in the 100th
Centennial Circle of Giving
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, we are launching the Centennial Circle of Giving.
Our goal is to have 100 members giving $1,000 for a total of $100,000.Individuals or groups can make the donation, all at once or installments. Contact Pat Baxley for details.Donate to Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
Scouts of Eastern South Carolina relies on donations from parents, United Ways,
corporations, foundations and friends to support programs and services for
girls and adult volunteers. The $12 membership fee is sent to our
national office (GSUSA) and is not retained by the local council. The
actual cost to support one girl in Girl Scouting is $200 per year! A $5 G.I.F.T.
donation, the cost of a Happy Meal, will help support the many services that
GSESC provides for girls and adult volunteers in our area including:
to more than 10,000 girls in our 21-county service area
and materials for 3,800 adult volunteers
and summer day and evening camps
opportunities for graduating Girl Scouts
technology, engineering, robotics and math programs
assistance so that all girls have the chance to participate in Girl Scouting
Units can win a Girl Scout Cookie costume to use in the upcoming Cookie Sale if
65 percent of the members contribute a GIFT of $5 or more by December 15.
Girl Scouts and Government
Women's Caucus members attend breakfast
We had a great morning on May 23 with 11 of the 15
members of the Women’s Caucus in attendance at a breakfast event. GSESC board
member Belinda Copeland presented the Girl Scout story and talked about Girl
Scout initiatives and the focus of the organization. All caucus members received
a note with our appreciation for their attendance as well as an executive
summary of the alumnae study and highlights from our PowerPoint presentation
shared at the breakfast.
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Death By Chocolate
GSESC on Sept. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
for our fourth annual Death By Chocolate event! Sample chocolate dishes from
local chefs and support GSESC. Sponsorships and tickets are still available.
Sarah J. and Mac M. visit
with the ball python from Nature in Motion during the 2012 Greater Dorchester service unit Day Camp.
412 held a Medieval Merriment Encampment in May at Sandy Ridge which was
attended by Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors. Part of the fun included
a Dragon Egg Toss, which ended in a full scale Dragon Egg fight drenching
everyone with welcome cool water on a hot afternoon.
Girl Scout Troop 689 and Cadette Troop 37 held a Garage Sale/Cookie Booth
Fundraiser to help offset their cost for an upcoming getaway to New York.
The girls and their families put together many, many, many items for sale for a
successful fundraiser. The girls had the opportunity to work as a team, work
on communicating ideas with each other, time management and budgeting.
Girl Scout Troop 542/127 had their Daddy
Daughter Day at the Orangeburg Area Development Center in May. The
girls did arts and crafts with their dads. This was a chance for the dads to
see what goes on at a Girl Scout Meeting and as well as celebrating Fathers' Day
Troop 800 ran a book drive to collect books for Medical University of South Carolina's children's hospital.
219 worked for a month to put together poems and songs as part of a
Mother/Grandmother Daughter event. They held a surprise Trash Bag Fashion Show
where the moms had to model hand-designed bags made by their daughter or
Winners of the Cookie Share
iPad: Cassie Constable, Troop 49
A week at Sandy Ridge: Madeline
Barino, Troop 219
$100 Gift Certificate to the GSESC
Council Shop: Lilly Gillespie, Troop 280