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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Board Chair Corner - September 2013

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Board Chair Corner – Sept. 2013

Welcome to the start of a new program year.  Hope you all had a wonderful summer!

The board met on September 11th at the Detroit Service Center with a packed agenda.  With the exception of a strategic learning retreat in August, and a special virtual meeting in June to approve the sale of the Flint Service Center building, our last regular meeting was in May. So we had a great deal of business to conduct. 

Welcome to the NEW!

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Your council team has been working hard over the last six months, all the while testing and gathering feedback of our members, volunteers and their families, to provide you with this new online experience.

Some of the new features:


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Starting August 9, 2013, GSUSA will be updating their online membership and program registration system (currently called, "E-biz"). In addition to parents using this system to renew membership or to sign up for programs for themselves and their daughter(s), the "Troop Management" part of this system has been used by Troop Leaders to purchase memberships/programs and manage communications with their members.

GSSEM Council Shops re-open today!

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GSSEM Council shops returned to normal business hours starting today Monday, August 5, 2013. All shops will operate normal business hours with the exception of the Flint Service Center/Council Shop. 

Due to the pending sale of the Flint Service Center, the building is closed. GSSEM is aggressively seeking a convenient location in Genesee County for a new Flint Service Center/Council Shop. In the meantime, Flint area customers are encouraged to visit the White Lake Service Center/Council Shop. You can also shop online at​.


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