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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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.

150 Girl Scouts Earn Their Product Designer Badge with FIRST Robotics

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This past November, 150 Girl Scouts attended a special workshop hosted by Consumers Energy, FIRST of Michigan, and The Robot Garage.

FIRST is a non-profit dedicated to getting students all over the world excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through designing and building robots for competition.

2014 Cookie Gala

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Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) announced its annual Cookie Gala, a celebration of one of America’s most beloved sweet treats—Girl Scouts Cookies. The event is on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at DTE Energy Headquarters, One Energy Plaza in Detroit. Tickets are $100.00 each or $170.00 for a pair until March 21. After March 21, tickets are $120.00 each or $190.00 per pair. Order tickets online at www.gssem.org.

2014 National Award Recipients

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GSSEM volunteers are the heartbeat and the core of our organization. Girl Scouting would not exist without their dedication and talents. We couldn’t serve the girls without you, and the untold hours of time that you give define our excellence as a council.

National awards are presented to volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering with girls to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio, or who have contributed outstanding service to GSSEM’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. 

'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.

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.

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