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From the Desk of the CEO A Girl Scout can do anything she puts her mind to. Over the past year, I have seen Girl Scouts get outside their comfort zones to accomplish incredible things. From overcoming challenges and facing fears on the ropes course at camp, to learning to code, to going above and beyond their cookie goals and finding new interests and passions, our Girl Scouts have amazed me!
As we enter the spring renewal season, I encourage you to think about all the ways your girl can grow with Girl Scouts next year. In Girl Scouts, she’ll form lifelong friendships, learn new skills, discover new interests, and embark on a lifetime path of leadership. Now, more than ever, our program is vital to the success of girls in school and community life. On behalf of everyone at Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, thank you for all that you do to help the girls in our community grow. The only way we are successful is with your support. I’m excited to share the 2020/21 Girl Scout season with you, and I can’t wait to see the amazing things your girls will accomplish.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Table of Contents Girl Scouting Changes Everything . . . . . . 3
Amy Dosik CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Alumnae Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 High Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 A Year in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 The Value of Girl Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Spring Renewal Rewards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Annual Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Girl Recruiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Juliette Girl Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Lifetime Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects a woman’s constitutional right to vote. In celebration of this momentous occasion, you will find quotes throughout this catalog from influential women around the world, all lifting their voices to inspire others. We hope their messages inspire you as you support your girl’s passions, whatever they may be.
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Being a Girl Scout Changes Everything Girl Scouts is a lifelong adventure, full of friendship, connection, service and fun! Girl Scout alumnae are living their dreams and making a difference in the world. They are exploring space, running companies, performing on Broadway, serving in the US military, owning the tennis court, and finding cures for diseases. They are leading breakthroughs and discoveries, inspiring change, breaking glass ceilings, and blazing a path for the next generation of girl leaders.
Who runs the world?
More than women alive today have participated in Girl Scouts.
Girl Scout alums display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than non-alums on several indicators of success, including civic engagement, education, and income.
Alumnae recognize the influence of Girl Scouting on their lives. Three-quarters of alumnae report that the Girl Scout experience has had a positive impact on their lives in general.
More than half of Girl Scout alums in business say that the Girl Scout Cookie Program was beneficial in the development of their skills today.
Fifty-eight percent of the female representatives elected to the 116th Congress are Girl Scout alums.
Every female secretary of state in US history is a former Girl Scout.
Famous Girl Scout alum include: Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Abigail Breslin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Serena and Venus Williams, Katie Couric, Robin Roberts, Susan Wojcicki (CEO of YouTube), and Virginia Rometty (CEO of IBM)
GSGATL Alumnae Stories
Alanis “Laney” Broussard Boston University
As Laney prepares to bridge to the ranks of Girl Scout alumnae with her high school graduation this year, the doors to her life are just now opening. A Girl Scout Ambassador and member of the Miss Media program, Laney will be attending Boston University on a full-tuition scholarship from the Posse Foundation where she will be majoring in broadcast journalism. Over the years, Laney has represented Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta through speeches at various high-profile events and interviews on TV and radio. Outside of Girl Scouts, her impressive resumé includes being part of the Disney Dreamer’s Academy Class of 2019, member and Media Chair of the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project, and 2019 high-school intern at the Essence Headquarters in New York City. “I take immense pride in being a part of a national organization that creates an extended family and sisterhood between young girls and powerful mentors in the exterior community in order to decrease the gap between how men and women are viewed in society.”
University of Notre Dame National Gold Award Girl Scout
Selina joined Girl Scouts in high school after being exposed to the program through her robotics team. What started as a way to continue robotics turned into a life-changing experience, including being awarded the National Gold Award distinction for creating a program to spark middle school girls’ curiosity in STEM through engaging, hands-on activities in a supportive, all-girl learning environment. After graduating high school in 2018, Selina spent a gap year in Germany in a fully-immersive program before starting her freshman year as a Merit Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, where she is majoring in computer science and minoring in German. Selina continues to engage in her local STEM community by serving as a member on the Notre Dame First Year Engineering Leadership Council and on the Society of Women Engineers Tech Team. “Girl Scouts taught me to love and serve society and turned me from a shy girl into a Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader.”
MD-PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis, National Gold Award Girl Scout
Sarah credits her Gold Award project from 2015, which focused on helping caregivers meaningfully communicate with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, as the spark that got her into science and medicine! During her time at Stanford University, where she received her Bachelor of Science, Sarah’s advisor was so impressed with her Gold Award that he invited her to participate in neuroscience research opportunities within his lab. Sarah was also able to reference her Gold Award project on her medical school applications. Today, Sarah is beginning a fully funded MD-PhD at Washington University in St. Louis as part of their Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The Washington University MSTP is supported by the National Institutes of Health and only accepts 25 students each year. “Girl Scouts not only taught me leadership skills, but how to accomplish my goals, no matter how large! I learned there is nothing I can’t accomplish if I just break it down and work piece by piece.”
“Be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything.”
â€” Taylor Swift, Award-winning Recording Artist & Girl Scout Alumna 6
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE
Issues of the World, Meet your Match
— Zozibini Tunzi,
Women are multi-faceted just like the rainbow. We are not one dimensional. We come in all shapes, sizes and shades. One thing we all have in common is that we are powerful and we are Queens. 2019 Miss Universe
Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has. It is a key that can open doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities. Each year, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta awards more than $50,000 in scholarship money to Gold Award Girl Scouts. Thirtynine US colleges and universities offer scholarship awards to Gold Award Girl Scouts, ranging from $1,000 to $18,500 per year.
Skye W., H20 Life (Left and top photo) Troop 27595, Fulton County Skye started H20 Life, a program designed to address the lack of access and affordability of swimming and water safety. Her project also drew attention to drowning disparity in her community. H20 Life worked with African American youth in sixth and seventh grade, a group with the highest incidence of drowning according to the CDC. Skye obtained her swim instructor certification so she could serve as their primary instructor.
Do Big Things
Working Together to Make a Difference
When Cadettes focus on an issue they care about, learn the facts, and take action to make a difference, they gain the confidence and skills that will catapult them to lifelong success. It all adds up to the Girl Scout Silver Awardâ€” the highest honor a Cadette can achieve.
When Juniors team up to make a difference in their community, they learn important leadership skills, discover new passions, and watch how seemingly small actions make a big difference. It all adds up to the Girl Scout Bronze Awardâ€” the highest honor a Junior can achieve.
Bronze Award (Top photo)
Calm Down Kits to Help with Emotional Regulation Troop 15033, Rockdale County Troop 15033 noticed there were students in their classes who had a tendency to become angry quickly and had a hard time calming down. When this happened, it took away learning time from others. As a result, they created Calm Down Kits for teachers to give to classmates as a way to calm down peacefully and respectfully. Silver Award (Bottom left photo)
STEAM for Kids Troop 12752, Fulton County STEAM for Kids was created to increase the number of kids exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The troop created a website with 25 fun STEAM activities for kids to do at home and promoted the program in their local elementary school.
Interested in learning more about High Awards? Email email@example.com
in review The 2020 Membership year has been filled with memories and magic moments! Let’s take a moment to look back on the fun we’ve had. We can't wait for the day when we can all be together again!
Treats & Keeps Girl Scouts kicked off the year by becoming Treats & Keeps Bosses! They opened their own business and earned money for their troop activities by selling chocolates, nuts and magazines. Girl Scout Night at the Aquarium Girls got an inside look at the Georgia Aquarium at night! They spent the night enjoying exclusive access to the exhibits and getting a behind-the-scenes peek. Mountain Jubilee Girls spent quality time with their favorite guys in the great outdoors while enjoying a “festivalstyle” weekend at Camp Misty Mountain.
Super STEM Expo Girls explored the world of STEM and reached for the stars, literally, by meeting NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger. Serendipity Girls and their moms spent the weekend reconnecting at Camp Meriwether. The weekend was spent trying new things together like horseback riding, climbing the rock wall, canoeing and so much more! Day at the Barn Troops who participated in the Adopt a Horse program got the chance to visit their horse, do horse-themed crafts, and learn more about our equestrian program.
Girl Scout Cookie Program Girls successfully launched our brand-new cookie, Lemon-Ups®! They mastered goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics as part of the largest girl-run business in the world. Girl Scout Day at the Capitol Girl Scouts from all over Georgia came together to meet their legislators and learn how to advocate for new bills and laws.
Girl Scouts is a Great Value In today’s world, girls have so many extracurricular activity options. Your girl may not grow up to be a professional athlete or musician, but every parent wants their girl to lead a successful, full life as an adult. For a fraction of the cost of other extracurricular activities, your girl will learn valuable leadership and life skills that will set her on the path to success. With more than 100 years of experience developing girls’ potential, the value of Girl Scouts is unmatched. Now more than ever, our world needs more Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders. See for yourself what a valuable experience becoming a Girl Scout can be. ACTIVITY
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TOTAL ANNUAL COST†
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
$25/year, $35 annual fund
$20 per event, $50 SU and troop dues
$150 per competition
$350 per event
$350/season (3 months)
(costumes, shoes, etc.)
(boots, uniforms, etc.)
Based on five activities per year.
Information gathered from online resources: money.usnews.com and time.com/money.
All costs are estimates only, based on national trends.
per sport per season
Spring Renewal Incentives LEVEL 1
RENEWAL INCENTIVES FOR GIRLS
RENEW BY MAY 15
RENEW BY MAY 29
RENEW BY JUNE 20
RENEW BY JUNE 30
Girl Incentive Girl Scout Roll Up Blanket
Girl Incentive More to Explore Zipper Pull
Girl Incentive Girl Scout Sticker Sheet
Girl Incentive More to Explore Patch
Annual Fund Incentive, Level 1 (Households that donate $3549 to the Annual Fund) Patch + Flashlight Keychain
Annual Fund Incentive, Level 2 (Households that donate $5099 to the Annual Fund) Patch + Flashlight Keychain + Travel Reusable Metal Straw
Annual Fund Incentive, Level 3 (Households that donate $100 +to the Annual Fund) Patch + Flashlight Keychain + Travel Reusable Metal Straw + Power Bank
“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up.”
â€” Serena Williams, Professional Tennis Player & Girl Scout Alumna 14
Support Girls, Change the World THE GIRL SCOUT ANNUAL FUND Because of you, Girl Scouts are made for times like these. As our communities face unprecedented change and disruption, our girls are stepping up to offer a helping hand – and a box of cookies – to those in need. In return, donors to the Girl Scout Annual Fund are stepping up to provide digital resources that keep girls engaged in the Girl Scout movement. Girl Scouts has always been a safe haven for girls and this crisis has not changed that; the only difference is that now it’s gone digital. Because of your generosity, Girl Scouting from Home enables girls to attend virtual troop meetings and earn badges, keeping
them connected to their community and the world around them. If this time apart has proven anything, it is that the Girl Scout Sisterhood is strong, our members are resilient, and our movement will always educate, inspire, and advocate for girls, no matter the obstacles. That is only possible because of you. Girl Scouts who are living through this crisis today will go on to change lives – both their own and others – by discovering and unleashing their inner strengths. Your gift makes that possible for all girls in our communities. Every day, Girl Scouts make a difference in the world because of you and your generosity. Thank you.
YOUR GIFT CHANGES GIRLS’ LIVES
Provide a scholarship for a girl to attend a virtual workshop
Produce Spanish translations for a virtual program
Transition a Journey program into an engaging virtual experience
Transition a Journey program into an engaging virtual experience
Please join other Girl Scout families and support local girls with a gift to the 2020 Annual Fund. Donations of $35 or more will be recognized with a special Annual Fund patch for your daughter’s vest or sash. Thank you for your support. Your gift will help change the world, one girl at a time.
Provide girls in a Produce age-spetroop with scholarcific digital ships for a virtual programming for a Journey program week
Donate today at Donate.GirlScoutsATL.org
Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta spends an average of $325 per girl annually to ensure they benefit from quality programming, training, events, and camps.
— Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education
Girl Recruiter Calling all 5th and 6th Grade Girls! Become a G.I.R.L. Recruiter! Who better to recruit new girls to Girl Scouts than a G.I.R.L.? Your girl knows how much fun Girl Scouts can be. She's gone on adventures, made discoveries, helped make a difference, and so much more! By becoming a G.I.R.L.™ Recruiter, your girl can encourage others to join in on the Girl Scout fun. When she recruits a new girl of any age to join Girl Scouts, she will receive a special G.I.R.L.™
Recruiter patch and girl dangle! Girl Scouts in fifth and sixth grades can recruit a girl to any program level — Daisies through Ambassadors! To be considered a new member, girls must not have ever been a Girl Scout (or not a member for the past two membership years).
For more information and recruitment ideas, visit GirlRecruiter.GirlScoutsATL.org.
Juliette Girl Scouting ANOTHER WAY TO GIRL SCOUT
Did you know that Juliette Girl Scouts are registered girl members, in grades K-12, who are not affiliated with a troop? They participate in a way that fits their schedule, attending events and participating in activities that meet their needs and interests. What can a Juliette do? Everything Girl Scouts in a troop can do! As a Juliette you have the same opportunities as girls in traditional troops and are able to pick and choose the way you want to participate in Girl Scouts, both inperson and virtually. We even have special events just for girls like you!
Have questions or interested in becoming a Juliette? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The best experience was being on National News! Miss Media has provided me with valuable experiences to continue to empower me to use my voice to create positive change within my community. -Ariella A.
Being in an uplifting and supportive environment that encourages girls to support one another is sure to build one's self-esteem, and the Miss Media program does just that. -Demi S.
Explore creative and non-fiction writing, visual art, photography & leadership! Lime Green Giraffe is a by-girls forgirls online publication that publishes two annual issues in addition to more frequent coverage of special Girl Scout events. Open to Girl Scouts, ages 11-17. Discover more including virtual events created by the Lime Green Giraffe staff at
I was able to speak confidently in front of hundreds and lead a panel with some notable women in Atlanta. -Temple L.
SENIOR-TROUP PERFORMER BADGE: Productions come in many forms. All require you to pick your performance style, find and develop material, rehearse, thenâ€” launch your production.
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treats & keeps program chocolates, nuts & magazines
Bravely Be You & T rust Your Strengths Earn money for troop activities at the beginning of the Girl Scout year! The Treats & Keeps Program empowers girls with five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Renew your troop with one Troop Treats & Keeps Manager to receive your Treats & Keeps Program packet before the program starts!
Have questions? Visit TK.GirlScoutsATL.org
Don't miss new Adult Achievement Patches, created to signify Available the special way in stores! you give back to Girl Scouts.
Earn Points. Get Perks!
Earn rewards for every purchase! Download the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta app to get started!
Say YES to the Vest! Girl Scout adult vests are now available in store at Badge & Sash. Celebrate your leadership and adorn your patches with this light-weight, navy blue, cotton-nylon blended vest. Add your Girl Scout scarf as your go-to dressed down uniform.
$30 Scarf $20
Shop 24/7 at Shop.GirlScoutsATL.Org
WHEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY, GIRLS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
Through lifetime membership in Girl Scouts, you’ll help bring the fun, excitement, and life-changing adventure of Girl Scouting to more girls. You’ll also maintain a permanent connection to a mission-focused, valuesdriven organization that helps girls reach their full potential. When you become a lifetime member, Girl Scouts will keep you updated on what’s new, continue to provide you with stories of girls who are making the world a better place, and share opportunities for you to stay involved with our movement as a volunteer, advocate and supporter. Other benefits include: ƣ Continuous membership in Girl Scouts ƣ $25 of your dues funds one year of Girl Scout membership for an underserved girl in Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta ƣ A lifetime membership card and pin ƣ 10% off Girl Scout merchandise purchased from girlscoutshop.com ƣ An invitation to join an annual call hosted by GSUSA’s CEO ƣ Invitations to exclusive local and national events ƣ A monthly e-newsletter Lifetime membership is granted to any person who is at least 18 years old or is a high school graduate or equivalent who (1) accepts the principles and beliefs of the Girl Scout Movement and (2) has paid lifetime membership dues.
Become a lifetime member today! Visit GirlScouts.org/lifetime
Adult Lifetime Membership (Ages 30 or older)
$400 Young Alumnae Lifetime Membership (Ages 18-29)
Financial Assistance GIRL SCOUTS FOR EVERY GIRL.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is proud to offer financial assistance as well as alternative payment methods for interested families from the health insurance providers below. In order to submit a request, please complete the appropriate financial assistance form available at the bottom of Join.GirlScoutsATL.org
BADGE & SASH VOUCHER**
CareSource (Grades K-12)
Peach State* (Grades K-12)
WellCare (Grades K-12)
Peach State subscribers must call Member Services (800) 704-1484 to complete membership requests. Hours are Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Registration open April 1 - October 31.
Badge & Sash vouchers are sent via email within four to six weeks of submission once renewal is processed.
All adults must be insured by the participating provider to qualify for a Girl Scout membership.
No refunds will be given to girls or adults covered by insurance providers.
“...[y]ou cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true. The real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire.”
â€” Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice, & Girl Scout Alumna. 22
Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world, — Melinda Gates,
Membership Renewal Process
Co-Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Girl Scout Alumna
Renewing for another year of Girl Scouts is easy! Follow the steps below to renew your girl.
Renew your girl
Go online to www.GirlScoutsATL.org On the main page, select MYGS/Sign In, then scroll down to select Member Profile. Click here to manage your girl.
Step 1: Log In
Log in using your username and password. (Reset your password by selecting “Forgot Password”) Stay in the Membership tab. Click Renew Now. Select NEXT YEAR in the drop-down menu in the upper right.
Step 2: Renew Your Girl
The members in your household appear below. You can renew these members. Click continue.
Step 3: Member Househo
5 Before payment, you must agree to the Girl Scout Promise and Law! Select your Annual Donation Amount on behalf of the Troop. You can make a collective donation through the Payment option during the renewal process, and it is added to your total.
4 Adults have the option to choose a Lifetime Membership. Important! As an annual adult or lifetime member, it’s very important to renew your volunteer role as well. You can select multiple roles (coleader, treasurer, etc.) Don’t forget to select your volunteer role.
Step 4: Adults
In order for a gift to be considered an individual gift, it must be $35 or more per household. Each girl in the household will receive a patch. After the donation page, add your payment details (billing info, credit cards, etc.)
Step 5: Payment
You’ve renewed your girl! If you need further assistance, reach out to your Area Executive or contact Member Care at email@example.com or 800-771-1139.
Check out the 2020-21 Spring Renewal Guide for more information on Girl Scouts, incentive details, how to renew and more!
Published on May 6, 2020
Check out the 2020-21 Spring Renewal Guide for more information on Girl Scouts, incentive details, how to renew and more!