GSSEM announces new Flint Service Center

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DETROIT—Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) will soon reopen its Flint, MI service center. The new location inside the Plaza One Building at 111 E. Court Street will include the Flint Council Shop and the service center where prospective and current Girl Scouts, their families, and adult volunteers can access meeting and activity space, and purchase Girl Scout merchandise.

December Board Chair Corner

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2014 will mark our fifth anniversary as GSSEM!  As we begin the holiday season, I want to thank our girls, parents, volunteers and staff for your contributions not only this year, but over the past five, which have made GSSEM the exemplary council it is today.

'Tis the Season of Giving

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The holiday season is a time for giving and what better way is there to give than through Girl Scouting? We have a rich history of empowering girls to make a difference and improve their communities by serving.

November Board Chair Corner

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The November 12 board meeting was held virtually.  Although planned for the Detroit Service Center, problems with the building’s heating system forced the last minute change. The meeting was conducted via conference call with board members and staff phoning in from various locations.  Everything went smoothly and we were able to effectively handle all business. 

GSSEM Troop 30307 lends a hand to Mackinac Island Statue of Liberty Restoration Project

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Members of GSSEM Troop 30307 took action to help restore Mackinac Island's Statue of Liberty Replica. The statue has stood on Mackinac Island since 1950.

Over the years it had fallen into disrepair. The restoration project, which included fixing cracks in the bronze statue, repairing its crown, and building a new base started in 2012, and was completed in summer 2013.  A dedication ceremony is planned for 2014.

Troop 30307 donated $100.00 to the project, and visited with the artist working on the restoration project at Venus Bronze Works in Detroit.

It's Election Day! Explore the Girl Scout Legacy Citizen badges

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It’s never too early to get girls excited about voting. Studies have shown that if parents discuss the importance and responsibility of voting with children, they are more likely to vote as adults. An informed and active electorate is essential to the success of a democracy.

Happy Founder's Day

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On Halloween, a day that many associate with ghosts and spirits of the past, Girl Scouts the world over celebrate the life of their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, who was born October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. An innovator, Low's vision prepared girls for future roles as professional women-in the arts, sciences and business-and for active citizenship outside the home.

Cookie Rally Prepares Girls to be Savvy Entrepreneurs

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The Girl Scout Cookie Sale may be a few months away, but a few eager Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts are already preparing to roll in the dough! On Saturday, October 19, 2013, more than 50 girls packed the Central United Methodist Church in Waterford for the first Girl Scout Cookie Rally of the year.

GSSEM launches STEM Initiative

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Over the past 50 years, women in the United States have made great strides in education and entry into the work force in this country. However, despite these advances, women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Studies show that girls lose interest in math and science during middle school, and STEM interest for girls is low, compared to boys. Most research on this topic has focused on representation of girls and women in these fields, primarily on the obstacles preventing more girls and women from entering them.

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