GSHS Council Calendar

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yocona International Folk Festival

Coming to Tupelo - Link Centre
1800 West Main Street
Saturday, August 7, 2010
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Free Children’s Workshops: International Folk Dance, Music, Storytelling, Educational PowerPoint presentations of each country.
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Family Performance $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens
Traditional Folk Dance: Cripple Creek Cloggers from Nashville, Tennessee, Scandinavian Folk Dance, Japanese Traditional Dance and Drum Band.
Link Centre Reception Hall, Rear Entrance

Contact: Mary Sloan -

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Revitalized Girl Scout Brand

A new look!

NEW! GSUSA's launch of the revitalized Girl Scout brand in New York will take place on July 6, 1:30 pm (CST)! You can watch the launch live through this Ustream link provided by GSUSA - click here.

About the refreshed GS brand ...

On the cusp of our 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) our national organization, has been working to answer an important question ... how does Girl Scouts remain relevant to girls today and going forward?

To answer that question, GSUSA worked long and hard on a new look and concept which would appeal to both girls who are already Girl Scouts and to those who have not yet joined.

A revitalized national brand for Girl Scouts was developed; including the new logo you see on this page. The Girl Scout logo has been refreshed, and the color green has been reclaimed.

But the refreshed GS brand is more than just a great look. Based on GSUSA’s national research on remaining relevant to girls today, a brand idea was developed, leveraging the power of a question:

“What did you do today?”

This message serves as a tool for engaging and speaking to the individual (as girls wanted it to). The new idea in the form of a question challenges girls to have another look at Girl Scouts, and to rethink (in a good way) the choices they make every day. The answer to the question is as varied as each girl; it is the power of what Girl Scouts offers to every girl, everywhere.

Other new GS brand info (as it becomes available):

* Info sheet/FAQs on what to expect, how GSHS will incorporate the new look
* News release from GSUSA on the refreshed brand
* Link to the GSUSA brand micro Website

Tennessee College Day Trip - July 21st

Tennessee College Day Trip - Wednesday, July 21st
Girls in grades 10 - 12, join us for a day trip to middle Tennessee to discover what colleges and universities have to offer! Girls will gain first hand knowledge about all facets of the collegiate experience from college faculty and students.

Schools to visit include Vanderbilt University and Fisk University in Nashville, TN.

Cost to girls includes transportation, program materials and all meals (light breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner at Hard Rock Cafe).

Where: Tour departs: Piggly Wiggly / 5150 American Way, Memphis, TN 38116
Time: Depart: 5:00 a.m. / Return: approximately 10:00 p.m.
Who: Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts OR girls in grades 10 - 12
Cost: $30/Girl Scout
$40 / Non Girl Scout, includes Girl Scout registration fee which covers travel insurance
Min/Max: 20/40 girls
Registration: Now - 7/2/10
Questions? Erin Smith, 800-727-8104 /

Monday, June 28, 2010

Design Detectives - Day 6

Day 6 Design Detectives – This is the final installment of the Design Detectives! Day 6 was spent showing off all the cool challenges we did all week to our parents, GSHS Staff and Miss Wendy from GSUSA. The girls presented their final Re-Designs to the audience and all did an outstanding job!!!

Thank you to Janis from the Memphis office who came down to hang out with us for the last two days of the week to take pictures and video of the girls and their projects.

Thank you to all of you who have followed us this week via our Blog and FacebookJ

Design Detectives - Day 5

Day 5 – Today was the last full day of Design Detectives. The girls finished working on their re-design projects to present in front of their parents, GSHS staff and Ms. Wendy Friedman, Project Research Analyst from GSUSA. The Design Detectives also created a Kicking Machine and tried their hands at Marble Madness. It was another great day at Design Detectives.

GSHS Regional Program Specialist, Marlowe Brownlow, who organized Design Detectives and who spent the week with the girls had this to say, "The week comes to a close tomorrow at the Re-Design Presentation. I know I can speak for the adults who worked with the 17 wonderful young ladies and say that we will greatly miss having these girls around everyday. Girls you hold the world in your hands and I am confident that you will make this world a better place. Thank you for joining us this week."

Friday, June 25, 2010

Design Detectives - Day 4

Today the Design Detectives worked on making Rubber Band Cars, finished their re-designs of their Paper Tables and started their Re-Design Projects. We were joined by Laura from the Memphis Service Center who came down to see what this group of creative young ladies have been doing all week!


JUNE 25, 2010


The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, is searching for a select group of young people to serve on our Youth Advisory Board (for 2010-2011) and roll up their sleeves for a few hours a month of critical thinking, engaging conversations, good fun, new friendships, and high-profile leadership.

Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 17 years old when membership begins July 2010 and live in the United States. Interested youth can visit for more information.