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.

My First Year as a Troop Leader

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In this installment of My First Year as a Troop Leader, we get an inside look at Chaundra’s first parent meeting, held in September. Of course, the unexpected made for some challenges, but in true Girl Scout fashion, Chaundra made it all work together splendidly!

October Board Chair Corner

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Board Chair Corner – Oct. 2013

The new program year is off to a great start. I hope the availability of the new starter kits has proven to be helpful.  The board has also returned to its monthly meeting schedule.

Volunteer selected to serve on the World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Friends of the Chalet

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Longtime Girl Scout volunteer, Suzanne Bante has been selected to serve on the World Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Friends of the Chalet on behalf of our council. She is one of the first volunteers to represent Michigan in quite awhile. It is an exciting opportunity! Congratulations Suzanne. 

My First Year as a Troop Leader

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Meet Daisy Leader Chaundra Haynes! The GSSEM blog is following along on her first year as a Girl Scout Troop Leader.  Here she will share her experiences with everything from training to her first troop meeting and more! 

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