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Do you wonder what it was like to be a Girl Scout in 1912, when Juliette Low started the first Girl Scout troop in the United States? Travel back in time with the Heritage Discovery Patch Program, available for all age levels, and experience what Girl Scouting was like when it started 100 years ago! Discover what previous uniforms use to look like, do an activity from an out handbook, visit the museum (now you can even do this virtually) or learn all about Juliette Low's story. Then connect with somebody who was a Girl Scout before you, learn an old song or game or maybe bake up a batch of old varieties of Girl Scout Cookies. Take Action by making a display of what you've learned, put on a fashion show of historic uniforms or teach something you've learned to other Girl Scouts. Check out the different requirements for your grade level. Click here to learn more about council's own patches.
You may also download resources for completing the patch program here:
Girl Scouts everywhere will be meeting in their local “town square” to honor the
100th Anniversary of the very first Girl Scout meeting on March 12, 1912. Rally your local Girl Scouts together to come to celebrate this historic event on March
12, 2012. You select the time, but it needs to include 7:12 p.m. that is actually19:12 in military time. There should be some sort of COUNTDOWN done at this exact time, so that everyone would know that thousands of girls will all be doing the same thing – at the same time - throughout our Council and possibly beyond. Gather with your favorite songs and bring your special 100th Anniversary LED candles, which you can purchase from the GSNorCal store, to light at your celebration! Click here to purchase these amazing candles. There is also a special Town Square Celebration Pin which will be available in GSNorCal stores. Please make sure and let us know where you're gathering. Also for any non-members participating please remember to purchase Plan 2 insurance, click here for more information.. Please click here for the Town Square Celebration details and click here for the activity notification form.
Please click here for a list of Town Square Celebrations happening and who to contact for more information. If your area does not appear on this list please check with your local Service Unit team to find out what your area's plan is.
As Girl Scouts of the USA approaches the 100th Anniversary, we want to share our excitement with our communities. We are hoping for EVERY city and town within Girl Scouts of Northern California borders will be celebrating with us. Proclamations give cities the opportunity to recognize Girl Scouting and its accomplishments over the first 100 years as it launches into its next century of service. Click herefor more details on the process, a letter to use to request the proclamation from your city and the actual proclamation. The proclamation is in both English and Spanish.
Girls are invited to create their own Traveling Girl Scout who can travel the world discovering new things, connecting with family and friends outside your every day network, and make the world a better place as she helps those she visits make a difference in the world around them! The Traveling Girl Scout is a paper doll girls get to cut out and decorate. Then you send her and her journal via mail to family and friends. The Traveling Girl Scout comes with special instructions on the activities she wants to do as she travels the world. Once your Traveling Girl Scout comes home to you send her journal and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and then view a map of everywhere Traveling Girl Scout has been and read her blog of adventures! The Traveling Girl Scout Journal and Pictures will be on display at One Hundred, Fun Hundred as well! Click here for your Traveling Girl Scout packet!
Share your PHOTOS at One Hundred Fun Hundred!
Bring copies of photos taken with your Traveling Girl Scout and post them on the TRAVELING GIRL SCOUTS Wall in the OHFH Retail Store. Please bring copies that you want to donate. These will not be returned.
Join us in celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting by creating a commemorative quilt square that represents what Girl Scouting means to your troop or something you have achieved or want to achieve in the next 100 years. We also invite adult members to make a quilt square to represent what Girl Scouting means to them. The quilts will be on display at One Hundred, Fun Hundred and other council sponsored 100th Anniversary celebrations. Please click here for more information.
As Girl Scouts celebrates one century of service and launches into the next it is important we share Girl Scouting within our communities. One way of doing this is to get permission to have a display at a local library or other community area. Here are some helpful tools to help you get a display for your area. Click here for an informational letter and click here for a check list and tips.
YOU can be part of the biggest Girl Scouts NorCal flash mob ever at One Hundred Fun Hundred! What’s a flash mob? A flash mob is the latest craze where hundreds of people break out doing the exact same thing at the same time – totally unexpectedly! Get your groove on learning the dance moves, receive an awesome patch rocker for your 100th anniversary collection and get your top secret flash mob envelope, letting you know what time and where. There is a Flash Mob program in March near you in San Jose, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Chico, Redding – registration opens Nov. 1. Flash Mob lessons will also be available that Play the Snow Away event in Weaverville, Burney and Yreka in April.
The contest: The biggest and best talent competition open to all Girl Scouts, volunteers and alumnae of all ages! The prizes: Be able to perform at One Hundred, Fun Hundred and, the grand prize winner gets to perform at the Grand Finale before the fireworks! The fine print: all acts must be less than 5 minutes and your audition must be submitted via video – either DVD or link to website with video posted by March 12, 2012. Submissions can be sent to Bree Ponce or 1310 S Bascom Ave, San Jose CA 95128. Click here for more information.
The contest: Create your own version of The Golden Eaglet that tells the story of today’s Girl Scouts and makes others want to join. The prize: A chance to have your video played during the Grand Finale of One Hundred, Fun Hundred and played throughout the council to recruit new girls and volunteers. The fine print: Videos must be less than 10 minutes and all content must be original. Submissions must be submitted via video – either DVD or link to website with video posted by March 12, 2012. Submissions can be sent to Bree Ponce or 1310 S Bascom Ave, San Jose CA 95128. Are you a Cadette? Come check out Golden Eaglet Movie MEdia Challenge where you can brainstorm your MEdia take action project and create a storyboard for your contest video! Click here for more information.
You can BE the grand finale at One Hundred, Fun Hundred! At this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, you will create the grand finale along-side professional choreographers, singing coaches and production experts. Girls will be able to choose songs, shape the choreography, write the poetry and best of all – actually perform on stage: singing, dancing, speaking or possibly all three! This overnight, April 14-15, will be jam-packed with fun that will result in an amazing grand finale at One Hundred, Fun Hundred, right before the fireworks! Click here for more information. Registration is taking place through a lottery system. Registration form along with payment must be submitted to the San Jose office by Jan. 4. Postmarks will not be accepted.
We are putting together Parades in a Bag that will be available for Service Units that want to represent the 100th Anniversary in a parade. The bags will contain 1 Girl Scout banner, 2 Girl Scout Cookie Costumes, and 10 mini 100th Anniversary Flags. More information coming soon!