Are You Man Enough To Be A Girl Scout?

Father’s day is approaching and we want to show our appreciation for all our hardworking and dedicated Girl Scout dads!

Girl Scouts USA research shows that a girl’s relationship with her father establishes the foundation for confidence building, for healthy future relationships and for her expectations of men. Here at a GSLPG, we know that fathers and other male figures are a huge part of the Girl Scout experience! Our male members are troop leaders, summer camp volunteers, troop support volunteers, and so much more.  Whether fathers are stepping up as single dads or just being supportive of their daughters, we applaud their dedication to seeing their daughter’s excel.

In honor of all of our awesome male members, we wanted to provide another way of getting involved in Girl Scouts. As a result, this spring we launched our Are You Man Enough? campaign!

There are several ways to become an Are You Man Enough? member. Check out our five donation levels:

trefoil_icon Your $40 donation includes: 2017-18 membership into the Man Enough club, 2017-18 Girl Scout membership, Awesome Dad badge and Man Enough t-shirt.
trefoil_icon Your $75 donation includes: 2017-18 membership into the Man Enough club, 2017-18 Girl Scout membership, Awesome Dad badge, Man Enough t-shirt, and Man Enough coffee mug.
trefoil_icon Your $150 donation includes: 2017-18 membership into the Man Enough club, 2017-18 Girl Scout membership, Awesome Dad badge, Man Enough t-shirt, Man Enough coffee mug, and a $15 gift card to Field & Stream.
trefoil_icon Your $250 donation includes: 2017-18 membership into the Man Enough club, 2017-18 Girl Scout membership, Awesome Dad badge, Man Enough t-shirt, Man Enough coffee mug, and $25 gift card to Academy.
trefoil_iconYour $500 donation includes: 2017-18 membership into the Man Enough club, 2017-18 Girl Scout membership, Awesome Dad badge, Man Enough t-shirt, Man Enough coffee mug, $50 gift card to Lowes, and a discounted rate to our Thin Mint Sprint for you and your Girl Scout.
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So if you are looking for a last minute Father’s Day gift for your dad, grandfather, uncle, brother, son or any other male figure…consider purchasing them an Man Enough To Be A Girl Scout membership.

 

Happy National Girl Scout Leader’s Day!

By Marketing Specialist – Asia Hebert

Did you know that April 22 is National Girl Scout Leader’s Day? This special holiday is a Girl Scout tradition that has been around for years. While we appreciate everything our volunteers do every day of the year, we want to take this particular day to give you an extra pat on the back for all that you do.

We know that your involvement with Girl Scouts takes time, dedication, and commitment. We hope that with all the hard work it takes to be an outstanding Girl Scout leader that you see the results in the girls you lead. Without you, Girl Scouts would not be able to grow into the go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders that the world needs. So when times get tough and you’re bogged down with paperwork, keep your head up and know that you are making a difference in the lives of girls!

Need some inspiration on how to show your appreciation for the Girl Scout leaders in your life? Check out these tips:

  • Have your Girl Scouts plan a special day or event to thank their Girl Scout leaders for all their hard work.
  • Make a craft or handmade gift that your Girl Scout leader will appreciate and remember this day by.
  • Write a thank you note. Whether it’s an e-mail or handwritten letter, let the Girl Scout leaders in your life know how they have changed your life for the better.
  • Share your appreciation on social media. Post a graphic, share a story or just say thank you! Tag your Girl Scout leader and hashtag #NVW2017 (National Volunteer Week 2017).
  • Buy her a gift she’ll remember you by. You can shop online on GSUSA’s shop  with free shipping until April 24 or visit one of our shops in Lafayette or Shreveport to use our 20% off coupon!

Have a story you would like to share about a Girl Scout volunteer? Be sure to send it our way!

Girl Scout Week 2017!

by Marketing Specialist – Asia Hebert

Girl Scout Week is almost here and this year we are celebrating 105 years of the Girl Scout organization! The celebration starts on Sunday, March 12 and ends Saturday, March 18. Girl Scout Week is an honored tradition that we celebrate every year. This year the week actually begins on the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12. Our organization’s birthday commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. Among celebrating Girl Scout’s birthday, Girl Scout Week also includes Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath which give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout.

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This year we want to incorporate G.I.R.L. into Girl Scout week! Take this week to really get out there and show off your go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leadership skills. Here are some ideas on what you and your troop can do to celebrate:

Sunday, March 12 – Girl Scout Sunday: Attend a religious service and wear your Girl Scout uniform proudly.  After you’ve attended service, get together with your troop and have a Girl Scout Birthday party!

Monday, March 13: Channel your inner go-getter. Take the initiate to start a project, express interest in a club or student government, or move forward with task you’ve been holding back on doing.

Tuesday, March 14: Be an innovator and think of a new way of doing things. Come up with a more efficient way doing your school work, use your creative side and design something, or create a plan of action to get a project done.

Wednesday, March 15: Do something you’ve never done before and be a risk-taker. Audition for the school play, learn a new outdoor skill, or introduce yourself to a new friend.

Thursday, March 16: Step up as a leader. Lead the way in a group project, speak out against bullying, or show the ropes to a new person at school.

Friday, March 17: Plan a Take Action project that focuses on something that would improve your community. Research and observe what the needs are of your community and design a project that will solve that issue.

Saturday, March 18 – Girl Scout Sabbath: Work on the My Promise, My Faith pin with your troop! My Promise, My Faith allows girls to experience a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith.

What does your troop have planned for Girl Scout Week? Let us know by emailing info@gslpg.org with your photos and stories!

World Thinking Day 2017

By Asia Hebert – Marketing Specialist

What is World Thinking Day?

World Thinking Day has been celebrated on February 22 by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world since 1926! Girls from 146 countries celebrate this international holiday. The goal of World Thinking Day is to think of one another and express appreciation for our international movement. This year’s theme for the holiday is “Grow“. How are you going to GROW this year? Check out four ways to “stretch” yourself!

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4 Ways to Celebrate World Thinking Day

  1. Complete the Challenge & Earn a Badge – There are several ways to complete the World Thinking Day award depending on your Girl Scout level. Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors can do activities such as making up their own dance or painting pictures to show their shine, holding a “Bring a Friend” event, or planning and executing a Take Action Project. Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can challenge themselves by creating an impromptu story with their Girl Scout friends, going on a Girl Scout Destinations trip, or making their own badge. Once you’ve completed the challenge, don’t forget to purchase your badges!
  2. Participate in Local World Thinking Day Events – You can plan your own event as a troop or service unit! Brain storm with your troop and come up with a fun way to celebrate this Girl Scout holiday. If you aren’t able to create your own event, attend other local World Thinking Day events. SU 107 and SU 327 are holding events around the date of the holiday.
  3. Donate to the World Thinking Day Fund – Did you know that WAGGGS has a dedicated fund just for World Thinking Day? Donating allows WAGGGS to provide a wealth of opportunities to Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world such as attending training events, completing projects and campaigns, and so much more.
  4. Connect with an International Girl Guide Pen Pal – Take the opportunity this World Thinking Day to get to know a Girl Guide from another part of the world! First sign up on GLOW (Global Learning Online for WAGGGS), then visit the World Thinking Day section and finally request a pen pal.

 

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GSLPG challenges you this World Thinking Day to “grow” by exploring, taking on new challenges, and celebrating our amazing Movement!