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  • Announcing this Year's Early Bird Patch Design Contest Winner


    USAGSO is happy to announce that Kerida, a Cadette Girl Scout from Guam, is our Early Bird Patch Design Contest Winner. We received over 200 wonderful design submissions for this year's contest. Congratulations to all of the talented artists and designers who are part of USAGSO! Kerida's design will be featured on the Early Bird patch, which will be available to girls who register during the Early Bird registration period. The Early Bird registration period will be held from April 1 to June 30th. Don't forget to register early this year in order to receive the Kerida-designed Early Bird patch! 

  • 2017-2018 GSUSA Membership Dues & USAGSO Council Service Fee Increase


    As the first and largest girl-led organization in the world, Girl Scouts has spent over a century preparing girls for every day leadership by providing rich experiences for them to explore new interests, face challenges, form new friendships, and make lasting community contributions.

    Now in our second century, it is important that we keep pace with an ever-changing world and ensure we have the resources to support our mission. Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Board has decided to increase its annual membership fee from $15 to $25 starting on October 1, 2017 for both girl and adult members. The increase is effective for the 2017-2018 membership year (Fiscal Year 2018), which includes 2017 Early Bird registration this spring. Every dollar of membership dues is sent to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to cover the costs of fundamental services supporting the Girl Scout Movement. This includes, but is not limited to, accident insurance for members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, program development, research, resources, training, technology, services to councils, and protection of the Girl Scout brand.

    As announced to our membership last week, this summer GSUSA and USAGSO will deliver exciting, new technology specifically built for our international members in order to improve the Girl Scout experience for our overseas girls, volunteers, and parents.

    The membership due increase will support:

      Online registration—no need to scan...


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  • World Thinking Day


    As a Girl Scout, you are part of a special network of girls that stretches across the world.

    On February 22 of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD)—that’s one BIG celebration!

    World Thinking Day is not only a great opportunity to rally the global sisterhood around a particular theme—it’s also a chance to support girls as they travel internationally, connect with sister Girl Guides, and take action globally. Be a part of this incredible occasion—donate now!

    The World Thinking Day 2017 theme is “Grow.”

    This World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides will explore, stretch, and take on new challenges—and celebrate what it means to be part of the global sisterhood that is Girl Scouts + Girl Guides.

     

  • USAGSO is Launching an Exciting, New Customer Experience!


      IMAGINE A FUTURE where girls and volunteers can connect to and join Girl Scouts with ease from anywhere in the world. New volunteers are recruited and complete the process to become a leader in a matter of days, instead of weeks or months. Volunteers can focus on what they enjoy most, spending time with girls, rather than expending valuable time and energy on administrative tasks. Parents can easily stay involved in their daughter’s Girl Scout experience. Members receive the support they need when they need it. USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) is happy to announce that the FUTURE is here! Through the K-5 Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI), USAGSO will overhaul our business process to ensure a higher quality, customer-centered experience for our members and volunteers. Efforts will focus on the Girl Scout experience being more user-friendly, taking less time to volunteer, and becoming more enjoyable for all involved.  The initiative will include: Online Registration—a simplified process that eliminates the need to scan or mail paper registrations. Volunteer Resources—our digital Volunteer Toolkit makes managing a troop, preparing for and leading meetings, and connecting with pa...


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  • Join USAGSO's Council of Advisors: 2017 Call for Nominations!


    **Deadline has been extended until March 31, 2017**

    The USA Girl Scouts Overseas Development Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominees to serve on its Council of Advisors.

    The Council of Advisors was created to support the work of USAGSO in fundraising, marketing/public relations, and day-to-day operations. The Council of Advisors provides input on matters of policy that directly concern the delivery of the Girl Scout program overseas.

    Participating on the Council of Advisors enables you to lend your leadership and vision to USAGSO and to contribute to defining its path forward. If you are interested in serving or nominating another person, please click here for more information.

    Read here to learn more about the responsibilities of the Council of Advisors. 

    Nominations must be submitted to overseas@girlscouts.org no later than COB on Friday, March 31, 2017. 

  • Calling All Artists: USAGSO's Early Bird Patch Design Contest is Here!


    Calling all artists, designers, and illustrators: USAGSO is pleased to announce our Early Bird Patch design contest!

    The contest is a great way for USAGSO Girl Scouts to share their artistic talents with us and help design the Early Bird Patch we will use for the upcoming 2017-2018 Early Bird registration period. 

    Any registered girl member of USAGSO may submit her design by sending her completed application form to earlybirdpatchcontest@gmail.com by March 15, 2017. 

    The winning designer will be notified by March 30th, 2017.

    Requirements:

      Application form must be completed. Patch design must fit within the circle provided in application. Patch design must include "Early Bird", "USAGSO" or "USA Girl Scouts Overseas", and 2017-2018 Winning design may be slightly modified according to the requirements of the patch vendor and GSUSA guidelines The contest will take place from February 1 to March...


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  • USAGSO's 2017 Outdoor Challenge


    USAGSO knows that girls thrive in the outdoors! And we’ve heard your voices, and know you want more time in the outdoors through Girl Scouts. Taking girls outside can be fun for everyone because you see girls develop both outdoor skills and a passion for nature. 

    We have put together 9 outdoor challenges that will be introduced throughout the year to encourage outdoor activities. As part of the challenge, we ask that you take pictures or make videos, or write a blog (or a vlog) of your participation in the outdoor challenge, and send your creative productions to overseaschallenge@girlscouts.org-- you then may see them on Facebook or on USAGSO's website. Once you have completed a certain number of challenges for your age level (details provided in link below), you will earn the USAGSO Outdoor Challenge Patch. So, go outdoors and explore! 

    Outdoor Challenge Details

    Challenge #1

    Challenge #2