Xvxryonx makxz a diffxrxncx.

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Somxtimxs I gxt to thinking that what I do doxsn’t mattxr. But whxn I start thinking that way, I rxmxmbxr my old typxwritxr. Most of thx kxys workxd finx most of thx timx. But onx day, onx of thx kxys stoppxd working altogxthxr. And that rxally mxssxd xvxrything up. So whxn I’m txmptxd to say, I’m only onx pxrson, it won’t makx much of a diffxrncx if I don’t do this quitx right, I rxmxmbxr my old typxwritxr. And I say to mysxlf: “I am a kxy pxrson and nxxdxd vxry much.”
Excerpt out of “Inside the Magic Kingdom” by Tom Connellan

Offices Closed August 12, 16, 17

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All GSSEM Service Centers and Council Shops will be closed on August 12, 16 and 17 so that staff may attend an all council training.

All Service Centers and Shops will resume regular hours on Thursday, August 18.

The End of the Waiting List!

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We’ve all been there. In a crowd, wearing a Girl Scout shirt or with some Girl Scouts in their vests, a woman comments, “I wanted to be a Girl Scout, but there wasn’t a troop for me.” Translation: I got all excited but never heard back from anyone, so I lost interest. Ouch.

Leadership Plain & Simple

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Today, I brought my seventeen year old daughter, Brittany, to work with me. She’s an active Girl Scout. She is also aware that our volunteer structure is changing, but we haven’t spoken in great detail about the changes. So, I handed her a few pictures of our new structure – the oval with the Districts and the Communities. I asked her to give me her thoughts. I wanted to get a fresh perspective. So, she takes a look and says, “Wow, whoever designed this did a good job.” And…” Community includes troops and all of the other stuff?” She got it!

Local Girl Scouts Continue Relief Efforts

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The spirit of service continues to thrive in the days and weeks after the devastating earthquake in Japan. Girl Scouts have been hard at work providing relief to victims of recent natural disasters.

Board Chair Corner - May 2011

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Spring is a time to celebrate the best of Girl Scouting! We began with our 2011 Volunteer National Awards Luncheon, followed by the Gold and Silver Awards Banquet, and will conclude with three Top Seller Cookie Celebrations.


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The next Camp Action Team Meeting is will take place on Tuesday, May 24 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Walsh College in Troy. Please join us to learn more about what you can do to help girls and adult enjoy opportunities at our camps and in the great outdoors.

The focus of this team will be:

Board Chair Corner - February, 2011

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February 22nd is World Thinking Day.  Celebrating this day reminds us that as Girl Scouts, we are part of a global community.  This year’s theme for Thinking Day is “Empowering girls will change our world.”  As a Board, we take this mission of girl empowerment very seriously.


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