'Girl Scouting really DOES payoff!'
That's what Katie Frueh of Souderton said when she won the $500 cash prize in the 2010 Student Essay Competition of the Temple University League for Entrepreneurial Women. Katie based her essay on her Girl Scouting experience--including her 2008 Girl Scout destination to San Diego (GEMMS: Girls Empowered to Make Movies) and 2009 Girl Scout Gold Award project (in which she filmed, edited and produced a 10-minute video titled 'How I Live United' for the North Penn United Way).
Katie received her award at the League's annual Women's Entrepreneurship Conference, themed 'Entrepreneurship that Drives Social Change.' Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey CEO Mary Connell (at left with Katie) was among four panelists in a discussion that day about 'Funding, Structuring, and Operating Social Innovation Ventures.'
After musing about her childhood dream to become a mommy and a waitress, Katie opened her essay with some observations and a question: "It seems to be that the world's common factor of success can be measured in achievement, or accomplishment. But if this is the case, how is achievement measured? Because our world is culturally diverse, there can be no one globally standardized answer. But in America ... achievement can be measured in entrepreneurial efforts, and entrepreneurial efforts in initiatives ... The truth is that entrepreneurs come in all shapes, sizes and genders."
Katie is a freshman at Temple University majoring in Film and Media Arts at the School of Communications and Theater, with a minor in Economics at the Fox School of Business. Her 'How I Live United' video is being circulated in surrounding counties to promote activism and 'girl-led' leadership, and she plans to become a film/television producer.
Katie concluded her essay with a peek at the future and a wish for others:
"Maybe someday I'll own my own corporation [or] write for the New York Times ... But to the little girls growing up in a world still filled with hate and gender inequality, I hope that whatever your dream is, you can put society's expectations and unnecessary 'stamp of approval' aside, and do whatever it is you love to do. Whether that's a New York television producer or a mommy and a waitress, I hope you can be proud of who you are and what you will someday become."
|Product Program News
Service Units Get Cookin' with 2011 Cookie Program Training
Service Units are gearing up for Cookie Program at training sessions through November 4--and there's a lot that's new! A new Shout Outs! cookie; eco-packaging for Thanks-A-Lots; drive-through cookie pick-ups; a Service Unit incentive challenge; and a Cookie Customer Contest. Click here for training dates and locations. Contact Lindsay Guyer at 215.564.2030, ext. 1043 for all Product Program information.
Opportunities for Girls
The Taste of Technology is Sweet!
Boyertown Junior High School West
9am-12noon (Brownies/Juniors, gr. 2-5)
1-4pm (Cadettes and up, gr. 6-12)
Cost: $20/girl, free for adults
More than 50 Girl Scouts Brownies and Juniors discovered robotics last month (pictured here at the first Taste of Technology program at Northampton Community College). Among the girls' challenges was to navigate their LEGO MINDSTORMS robot through a maze they created themselves on computers.
Winter Camp at Camp Mosey Wood--December 27-30
For Girls Only! Girls in grades 1-12 who attended 2010 resident camp can meet up with friends for some 'summer fun' to warm up their winter holidays. 'Winterized' activities include tie-dying t-shirts, hikes, campfires, teambuilding, and--weather permitting--ice skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing! Cost: $105/girl.
GSEP Interest Patrols Want You!
Heritage Patrol: Burnside Plantation Day--November 13
1-4pm (Juniors, grades 4-5)
Girls earn the new Burnside Plantation Badge. Cost: $8/girl, $2/adult (limited to Safety-Wise adults, according to adult/girl ratio); additional event patch available for $2. Visit the Heritage Patrol website or call Sandra Villard at 610.253.0620.
Fashion Patrol: Fibers & Embellishments Workshop--November 12-13
Girls in Grades 7-12 experiment with dyeing, spinning, felting, crocheting and more at overnight workshop in Audubon. Cost: $18/girl. View the flyer or contact Karen Zimmerman at 610.760.1887.
|Deadline: November 1
Lots of Activities, One Deadline!
2009 Camp Property Survey
Individual and troop campers should complete both surveys; those who completed the survey last year should not re-take it. Printed copies are available at Service Centers and through Membership and Service Unit Managers. Send feedback to: P.O. Box 27540, Philadelphia, PA 19118, ATTN: Property Committee, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see the recent Town Hall Meeting report. The Property Committee reminds all GSEP members that no decision has been made concerning any property. The deadline for all decisions has been extended to December 31, 2011, at the latest.
Take The Lead Applications
Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can be Emcees, Presenters, Advocates, or Hosts. Girls of all ages may join the Chorus (musicians also needed). Request and application at email@example.com.
Girl Scout destinations
Girls with their eye on global travel, studying advocacy, or training like an astronaut can still apply for the Girl Scout destinations program. Travel opportunities are updated regularly at www.studio2b.org. Forms are available in GSUSA's Explore It! guide. Mail to: GSEP, Attn: Joan Hannahoe, 2633 Moravian Ave., Allentown, PA 18103. Contact Joan Hannahoe at 610.791.2411.
Fall Delegate Meetings Draw Strong Attendance
More than 170 girl and volunteer delegates attended October's three delegate meetings, where Governance, Management, and Board Development Committee Reports were presented. Participants chose from one of four Strategy Cafes, including an update on Strategic Learning, mini Bylaws Training, a preview to the 2011 National Council Session, and a Girls Only discussion. Click here for a meeting summary. Attendees are invited to complete an evaluation survey. Contact Olivia Selinger at 215.564.2030, ext. 1040 for printed materials. (Pictured above, Girl Delegates at Shelly Ridge meeting.)
Service Unit Delegate Positions Still Available Delegate and Alternate Delegate positions are still open in some Service Units. Registered members ages 14 and older may participate. Information about the positions is available on the Governance page of the website; interested candidates should contact their Service Unit Manager or Rosa Sanchez at 215.564.2030.
|ADULT DEVELOPMENT |
REGISTER FOR L.E.A.D. MEETINGS!
Don't miss the November Leadership Exchange for Adult Development (L.E.A.D.) meetings, with training on topics Service Units said they need to maximize their potential. The agenda for SU Managers, SU Team Members, and Council Learning Facilitators includes adult recruitment techniques and the new Council Enterprise System (CES).
All meetings from 7-9pm. Register on E-Council.
Shelly Ridge Service Center
Valley Forge Service Center
Jordan United Church of Christ
(1837 Church Rd. in Allentown)
Delaware County Service Center
(advance registration required; no walk-ins due to limited capacity)
|WHAT'S IN STORE |
TAKE THE PLEDGE!
Empowering girls is a global issue. CARE and Girl Scouts of the USA believe that every girl can become a force for change. There are girls everywhere in the world--including those in the United States--who aren't treated fairly. They are deprived of an education and the freedom to pursue their own interests and goals. The power to change this starts with girls, who can Take the Pledge to learn about issues girls face today and spread the word. Click the logo to get started!____________
|GOING FOR GOLD,
SILVER AND BRONZE
TAKE ACTION AWARD TRAINING IS HERE!
Girls going for the Gold and Silver: Take Action workshops are here!
November 2 at 6:30pm
November 15 at 7pm
November 30 at 7pm
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