‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  Important Updates and Helpful Info from GSCSA
Important Updates and Helpful Info from GSCSA View in Browser
Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians
Early Bird Renewal UPDATE
In an earlier communication to Service Unit Managers, we mentioned how receiving the Early Bird girl membership discount required a refund (handled by us) on the backend of our system. We now have found a better solution. When renewing during Early Bird (May 1-31), you must use the coupon code EARLYBIRD2024 in order to receive the correct girl membership rate.
Thank You from CEO Lynne Fugate
Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians, you never cease to amaze me! The 2023 cookie season was not without its challenges, but you have overcome these obstacles with grace, humility and resilience. This is especially significant because, as we’ve all experienced, the last few Girl Scout cookie seasons have not been exactly smooth due to the pandemic, supply chain issues, and labor shortages. Despite all the hurdles, our girl entrepreneurs were a welcome sight and put smiles on the faces of the community at their cookie booths throughout the 46 counties of our Council. To all the customers who bought Girl Scout Cookies this year, you have made a profound difference in the lives of thousands of young entrepreneurs!

A heartfelt thank you goes to Dads, Moms, caregivers, troop leaders, troop cookie managers, service unit cookie cupboard managers, regional managers, and GSCSA staff...you have made it through this cookie season with a can-do attitude when faced with challenges, while keeping in mind the reason we do this – to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Volunteers, the Cookie Program would not happen without YOU and we appreciate all of your feedback, whether it was good or bad. We’re all in this together, for the girls, and we look forward to working together to make next season a success.

Girl Scouts, your eagerness to build your entrepreneurial skills makes us all so proud and we can’t wait to see the ways you use these skills to keep learning and give back to your communities.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month
Girl Scouts relies on volunteers like you to keep the fun going. You help make all the adventures, learning, and friendships possible. We at Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians are so grateful for the dedication and heart you put into volunteering with us. With your support, our girls are ready to take on the world and make lasting change in it. Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month to you!
Volunteer Awards Nominations
Nominate a fellow Girl Scout volunteer for their outstanding service, and encourage girls and parents to do the same! We want to celebrate YOU. The deadline for adult nominations is May 1, 2023.
learn more
Guiding Girl Scouts is an adventure we’re on together! Here’s the map: Troop Year Plans are customizable, turnkey resources featuring a variety of our most popular activities! They’ll help you, our volunteers, lead your troops no matter your troop’s level and guide your Girl Scouts as they thrive, find their voices, trailblaze, and adventure year after year. With print-friendly and online versions, they’ll be a welcome companion on all your Girl Scouting adventures.
Find them here
Cookie Rewards Timeline
Cookie rewards will begin shipping from Little Brownie to Service Units the week of Apr. 24. We anticipate receiving all high level (1000+) reward items in early May. Once received and sorted, Service Unit Managers and/or Service Unit Cookie Managers will receive an email from the Product Team informing them that their rewards are ready for pick up.
Important Girl Membership Fee Update
Our girl membership fee is going up to $40 for the 2024 Membership Year. BUT renewing during Early Bird will help you save: current girl members can renew May 1-31 for $35! Simply use the coupon code EARLYBIRD2024 when renewing.

Extended year girl memberships will be $55 (membership good until Sept. 30, 2024).
Early Bird Renewal is Coming!
For our 2023 Early Bird Renewal, happening May 1-31, we are once again offering special incentives for those who renew early.
  • Day 1 ONLY (May 1)
    CPR training for one volunteer in troop
    - Girl Scout First Aid fanny pack
    - $35 girl membership fee*
    - Special Early Bird charm for MY24 Patch
  • Week 1 ONLY (May 1- 8)
    Girl Scout First Aid fanny pack
    - $35 girl membership fee*
    - Special Early Bird charm for MY24 Patch
  • May 9 - May 31
    $35 girl membership fee*
    - Special Early Bird charm for MY24 Patch
MY24 Patch & Charms
*NEW for Membership Year 24* We are creating a special charm patch that anyone who renews or joins for MY24 will receive along with a Trefoil charm (pictured). Those who renew during Early Bird will also receive a unique Early Bird charm (pictured) to add to their patch! We will offer other charms throughout the year that girls can earn to add to their patch.
*NOTE: You must use the coupon code EARLYBIRD2024 when renewing to get the $35 girl membership rate.
Weekend Camp Reservations Update
GSCSA is making some updates to the camp property reservations process. Our goal is that a shorter timeline will lead to fewer cancellations but still allow plenty of time for planning. We understand that having to reserve a year in advance has created scheduling complications because families do not often know their life, work, and school schedules so far in advance.

To make a reservation, give us a call at 800.474.1912 or email us at info@girlscoutcsa.org.
Reservations Open for 2023-2024 Camp Wildwood Camp Tanasi Camp Adahi
Mon., May 1 August through end of fall season August through end of fall season August through end of fall season
Mon., Oct. 2 Spring season through end of May Spring season through end of May Spring season through middle of May
Tues., Jan. 2 June & July After summer camp ends After C5 camp leaves site
Appalachian Highlands
Tuesday, Apr. 11
CoWork Bristol - Expedition Training Room
1227 Volunteer Pkwy, Suite 130
Bristol, TN 37620
Registration deadline Apr. 7 at 11:59pm
East Tennessee
Tuesday, Apr. 25
GS Leadership Center
1567 Downtown West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37919
Registration deadline Apr. 21 at 11:59pm
Can't Miss Events
Girl Scout Day with Atlanta Dream
Come cheer on the Atlanta Dream as they face off against the Connecticut Sun on Sun., June 11! A portion ($5) of each ticket sold through our special link will go back to GSCSA (Select Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians when purchasing your tickets). Atlanta Dream Girl Scout patches will be available for Girl Scouts to pick up at the game. Also, be sure to stay after the game for a special photo-op on the court! #DOITFORTHEDREAM
get tickets
NEW Council Patch Program
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) Patch (all levels)
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians to offer the Food Allergy Awareness Patch Program. This patch program is an opportunity for Girl Scouts to learn about life with food allergies, with an emphasis on raising awareness of the public health issue, which impacts 32 million children and adults in the United States. Simply complete the patch requirements and pick-up the FREE patch at one of our Council shops.
National Parks Adventure: June 2025
Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon - Grand Canyon
Travel with GSCSA staff to see some of the country's most beautiful national parks in summer 2025 (6 days). Girl Scouts will experience the beauty of the American West on this amazing trip to visit state and national parks in Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Girls will hike through breathtaking geographic formations, take a float trip down the Colorado river, and see the stars in the desert sky.

Girl Scouts 13 years and older may participate in this trip! Girls can come with an adult or travel with GSCSA staff as their chaperone.

Questions? Contact Linnea Ryan.
learn more
Summer Camp 2023
The year is "Marching" right along towards summer! Registration for our summer resident camp at Camp Tanasi is still open. View program offerings on our website and grab your spot today.
learn more
Hiring for Camp
Hiring for Camp
Are you looking for a summer job that will leave you with a sense of empowerment, a positive outlook on life, and skills that will benefit you for years to come? Apply for a summer camp position with GSCSA! We are especially looking for Camp Counselors, Lifeguards, and Kitchen Team Members.
learn more
SuperSheros Day Camp
Hey leader! We need Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and adults to help us lead this summer's SuperShero Day Camp, happening July 17-21 at Camp Wildwood.

By volunteering as a DCC–Day Camp Counselor–Cadettes will earn their Program Aide (PA) award, and Seniors and Ambassadors will earn their Volunteer in Training (VIT) award. Already have the PA or VIT award? Start your journey toward a CIT I or CIT II! (Adult volunteers will have a great time and earn our undying appreciation!)

Not sure yet if you want to go all-in on being a DCC? Join our VIRTUAL interest meeting happening Tues., Apr.18 at 5:30pm. You’ll learn all about what’s involved and how you can help. Register today.

Reach out to Lynnea Salinas with any questions.
Day camp registration
Reach for the Peaks 2023
Reach for the Peaks 2023
Thanks to all (425 participants!) who joined us to Reach for the Peaks and celebrate Girl Scouts in March. Our third annual Reach for the Peaks was a success; we raised $6,500 to use toward Girl Scout programming. We will be mailing out patches and knapsacks in the coming weeks.
Joyce Maienschein Leadership Grant
Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors who are working on a community service, take action project, or High Award can apply for a Joyce Maienschein Leadership Grant to help make their dream a reality. Not only can the girls receive funding for up to $500, but they gain life skills like writing, budgeting, organization, and teamwork. It's a win-win! 
Easy Way to Support GSCSA
Register your Kroger Plus Card and the purchases you make will benefit us every time you swipe it. Just search for Girl Scout Council of the Southern App. Inc.
learn more
Be Seen in Your Community
Be Seen in Your Community
A few girls from troop 20034 visited Deane Hill Assisted Living at the request of Deane Hill. The residents really wanted some Girl Scout Cookies, and this troop was more than happy to go and make that happen! The residents really loved seeing the girls and asking them how they planned to spend their cookie money.

Share your stories and photos with us at socialmedia@girlscoutcsa.org. Please include a brief description (including date/location) of the event and/or project depicted, as well as the troop number(s).
Upcoming Events
Now-Dec. 9: Read City USA "All Together Now" 2023 Tour – Knox County
Apr. 11: Gold Award Training - Johnson City
Apr. 11: Silver Award Training - Chattanooga
Apr. 11: Silver Award Training-Johnson City
Apr. 13: Daisy Eco Learner Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 13: Bronze Award Training - Johnson City
Apr. 13: Resilient. Ready. Strong. Patch Workshop with Mental Health Association of East Tennessee - Knoxville
Apr. 13: Brownie Pets Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 14: Daisy My Money Choices Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 14: Brownie Making Friends Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 15: Girl Scout Day at Tusculum University
Apr. 15: Titanic Museum Attraction Tea and Brunch - Pigeon Forge
Apr. 15: Girl Program Mentor Training Johnson City
Apr. 15: Troop Administrator Training Johnson City
Apr. 16: University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus Tour with Kappa Delta - Knoxville
Apr. 16: Girl Scout Day at the Tennessee Theatre: CATS - Knoxville
Apr. 17: Daisy Toy Business Designer Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 17: Jeweler Badge - Kingsport Area
Apr. 17: Brownie First Aid Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 18: Daisy Car Design Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 18: Spring Carnival with the UTC Kappa Deltas
Apr. 18: SuperShero Day Camp Volunteer Interest Meeting - VIRTUAL
Apr. 19: Daisy Outdoor Art Maker Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 19: Brownie Inventor Badge Workshop - Chattanooga
Apr. 19: Get Into Girl Scouts - VIRTUAL
Apr. 19: Brownie Painting Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 20: Gold Award Interviews - Knoxville
Apr. 20: Brownie Making Games Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 21: Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 21: Brownie My Great Day Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 22: Tree Promise Patch Workshop - Camp Tanasi
Apr. 22: Brownie Hiker Badge Workshop (A Walk in the Woods) - Gatlinburg
Apr. 22: Outdoor Education - Camp Wildwood
Apr. 22: Celebrate World Book Day - Johnson City Area
Apr. 22: Girl Scout Day at The Funny Farm - Chuckey, TN Area
Apr. 24: Daisy Robotics 1: What Robots Do Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 24: Gold Award Interviews - Johnson City
Apr. 24: Budding Entrepreneur - Kingsport Area
Apr. 24: Brownie Snacks Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 25: Public Speaking Badge/Patch Workshop - Chattanooga
Apr. 25: Council Conversations - East Tennessee
Apr. 27: Daisy Board Game Design Challenge Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
Apr. 27: First Aid, CPR, and AED for Adults and Children-Johnson City
Apr. 27: Brownie My Family Story Badge Workshop
Apr. 28-30: Journey Weekend - Tanasi
May 1: Daisy Money Explorer Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
May 1: Brownie Household Elf Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
May 2: Daisy Good Neighbor Badge Workshop - VIRTUAL
May 2: First Aid, CPR, and AED for Adults and Children - Knoxville
May 3: Get Into Girl Scouts - Knoxville Area
May 4: 2nd Annual "May the 4th" GSCSA Style
May 6: First Aid, CPR, and AED for Adults and Children - Knoxville
May 6: Girl Scout Day at The Climbing Center - Knoxville
May 6: Hiking Club: Elsie Holmes Nature Park
May 6-7: Wonderworks Girl Scout Appreciation Days - Pigeon Forge
May 6: Girls in the Woods - Camp Wildwood
May 6: Program Aide Training - Knoxville
May 6: Fan the Flame: Survival - Camp Wildwood
May 8: Staying Fit Badge Workshop - Knoxville
May 9: Daisy Design a Robot Badge Workshop - Chattanooga
May 11: Mother's Day Gifts - Johnson City Area
May 13: Detective and Special Agent Badge Program - Alcatraz East
May 13: Troop Administrator Training Johnson City
May 15: Girl Program Mentor Training Johnson City

{Please refer to our online Activities Calendar for the most up-to-date event information.}
View calendar
Shop Talk
Next Open Shop Saturday
• May 6, 10:00am-2:00pm

• 2022 Cookie Dough expires Apr. 30, 2023

We Love Our Volunteers!
• Apr. 17-21 is Volunteer Appreciation Week. Come find that special gift for the awesome volunteer in your life.

Earth Day is April 22
• We have several Eco-Friendly Program Badges in stock including the Tree Promise patch.

Online-Only Specials
Apr. 12-18: 15% off orders of $75+

Shop online anytime!
%%[ SET @MIDrs = LookupRows("ENT.Footer Content FY22","MID", memberid) IF RowCount(@MIDrs) == 1 THEN SET @MIDrow = Row(@MIDrs, 1) SET @CategoryImageURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'gs_logo') SET @twitterURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'twitter_url') SET @facebookURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'facebook_url') SET @pinterestURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'pintrest_url') SET @instagramURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'instagram_url') SET @linkedinURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'linkedin_url') SET @vimeoURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'vimeo_url') SET @youtubeURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'youtube_url') SET @googleplusURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'google_plus_url') SET @flickrURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'flickr_url') SET @tiktokURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'tiktok_url') SET @privacypolicyURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'privacy_policy_url') SET @contactURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'contact_us_url') SET @BU = Field(@MIDrow, 'business_unit') SET @CouncilURL = Field(@MIDrow, 'council_website') SET @address1 = Field(@MIDrow, 'council_address_1') SET @address2 = Field(@MIDrow, 'council_address_2') SET @address3 = Field(@MIDrow, 'council_city') SET @address4 = Field(@MIDrow, 'council_state') SET @address5 = Field(@MIDrow, 'council_zip') ENDIF VAR @var, @contactID SET @contactID = AttributeValue("ContactID") IF Not Empty(@contactID) THEN SET @accountid = Lookup('ent.VS2_Contacts','AccountId','ContactID',@contactid) SET @prefurl = CONCAT('https://mckhgfy4cjx4r80tsj-kz8lt91c0.pub.sfmc-content.com/jjf1iovzfy1?id=',@accountid) ENDIF ]%% %%[ SET @EmailAddress = emailaddr SET @encEmail = Replace(Base64Encode(@EmailAddress), "=", "_") ]%%
This email was sent by: %%Member_Busname%%
%%Member_Addr%% %%Member_City%%, %%Member_State%%, %%Member_PostalCode%%, %%Member_Country%%

Update Profile
%%[IF NOT EMPTY(@instagramURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%% %%[IF NOT EMPTY(@facebookURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%% %%[IF NOT EMPTY(@twitterURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%% %%[IF NOT EMPTY(@linkedinURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%% %%[IF NOT EMPTY(@youtubeURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%% %%[IF NOT EMPTY(@flickrURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%% %%[IF NOT EMPTY(@vimeoURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%% %%[IF NOT EMPTY(@pinterestURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%% %%[IF NOT EMPTY(@tiktokURL) THEN]%% %%[ENDIF]%%
Have a question? Don't be shy!
Contact us for more information.
This email was sent to %%EmailAddr%%
You are receiving this e-mail because you have requested to receive information from Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians .
%%[ IF NOT(@hidePrivacyLink == true) THEN set @hidePrivacyLink = false ENDIF IF NOT(@hideUnsubscribeLink == true) THEN set @hideUnsubscribeLink = false ENDIF IF NOT(@hidePreferenceLink == true) THEN set @hidePreferenceLink = false ENDIF ]%% %%[ IF @hidePrivacyLink == false THEN ]%% Privacy Policy %%[ ENDIF ]%% %%[ IF @hidePrivacyLink == false AND (@hideUnsubscribeLink == false OR @hidePreferenceLink == false) THEN ]%% | %%[ ENDIF ]%% %%[ IF @hideUnsubscribeLink == false THEN ]%% Unsubscribe %%[ ENDIF ]%% %%[ IF @hideUnsubscribeLink == false AND @hidePreferenceLink == false THEN ]%% %%[ IF Not Empty(@contactID) OR memberid == "6260702" THEN ]%% | %%[ ENDIF ]%% %%[ ENDIF ]%% %%[ IF @hidePreferenceLink == false THEN ]%% %%[ IF Not Empty(@contactID) THEN ]%% Manage Preferences %%[ ELSEIF memberid == "6260702" THEN ]%% %%[ SET @EmailAddress = emailaddr SET @encEmail = Replace(Base64Encode(@EmailAddress), "=", "_") ]%% Manage Preferences %%[ ENDIF ]%% %%[ ENDIF ]%% %%[ IF @hidePrivacyLink == false OR @hideUnsubscribeLink == false OR @hidePreferenceLink == false THEN ]%%

%%[ ENDIF ]%%
© %%=FormatDate(Now(), "yyyy")=%% Girl Scouts of the United States of America. All Rights Reserved.
1567 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville , TN 37919