Camp Moxie Day 3

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Field trip! Whisked away from Hawthorn Hollows, the first stop was at the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium. There, the girls had the opportunity to hear from 3 local women mayor. Each leader brought a particular facet of knowledge to the campers. Mayor Lee of Brown City stressed the importance of “doing your homework”; it is all right to not know an answer right away and to rely on your team for support.

Camp Moxie Day 3

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Field trip! Whisked away from Hawthorn Hollows, the first stop was at the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium. There, the girls had the opportunity to hear from 3 local women mayor. Each leader brought a particular facet of knowledge to the campers. Mayor Lee of Brown City stressed the importance of “doing your homework”; it is all right to not know an answer right away and to rely on your team for support.

Camp Moxie Day 2

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The second day began with a bang! Her name was Devita Daivison. A hush fell over campers as she began her presentation. “We may have a long way to go [but] we are going to get there”, she said, laying down a challenge for the girls to “dream bigger”. For Sadie Brubaker, she promises to answer Devita’s call by not giving up, even if you’re frightened.

Camp Moxie Day 1

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In the morning groggy eyed campers headed to Handi Hall for breakfast, which would be followed by a warm welcome from Moxie’s partner CEO’s from Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and the Women Officials Network.

Volunteer Toolkit is coming soon!

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The most exciting part of the new GSSEM website will be the Volunteer Toolkit! The toolkit will make running troops easier and more convenient for troop leaders. Troop leaders will be able to:
•    Manage Troop information and preferences all in one place
•    Communicate easily with parents through email 
•    Use pre-populated information (Year Plan, Activity Details), saving time and improving quality
•    Interact with Troop Leaders through digital communities

The New GSSEM Calendar

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The new GSSEM website will be much more user-friendly, and easier to search. You will be able to view events in calendar view, which will include a short, pop-out description.  You can also find events and activities in list view, which you can expand for full details.

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Troop #71148 Helps Leader Dogs for the Blind

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Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan received this story from Troop #71148. We love hearing about the wonderful things our girls are doing in their community. Thank you to Troop #71148 for sharing and congratulations on an awesome cookie season!

GSSEM awarded Consumers Energy Foundation grant

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Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) announced that it received a grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation. The grant of $10,000.00 supports the installation of an audio-conferencing system at the new GSSEM Flint Service Center, located in downtown Flint.

Board Chair Corner, May 2014

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The May board meeting , held at the Port Huron Service Center, started with Senior Girl Scout Hailey Totten sharing how her Girl Scouting experience, particularly participating in the Governor’s Honor Guard on Mackinac Island, has helped her become a more confident leader.  Hailey’s short term goals are to complete her Gold Award and become a Scout coordinator on Mackinac Island for a summer.  When asked what types of things Council can do to help retain girls in Scouting, Hailey said communicating with girls through technology they use daily is key.

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