Council News

For news entries dated prior to August 2010, click here.


Introducing the 2010-2011 Honorary Cookie Chairs

Thank you ladies and gentleman for giving of your time and talent to make this the most successful Girl Scout Cookie Program yet. Allegra Brigham–Columbus, MS, Interim President, Mississippi University for Women Representing Counties of: Clay, Choctaw, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Winston and Noxubee. Keli McAlister – Jackson, TN, Anchor, WBBJ TV Eyewitness News Representing Counties of: Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry, Dyer, Gibson,... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, November 22, 2010 | 0 comments

Taking Advantage of Parental Controls

Welcome Guest Blogger, Von Ralls, father to a tween girl, IT guru and owner of “Dad, did you change the wifi password again?  My iPod won’t connect to the internet!”  This is something that I hear frequently from my 12 year old daughter who will be 13 in just a couple of weeks.  Of course, I do change the encryption key on our wireless router at home every once in a while just so I can make sure that I know what devices she has connected to the... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Why I Love Being a Girl Scout Volunteer

Welcome guest blogger Brittany Cox, a second year Troop leader and Girl Scout alumna, as she shares why she volunteers for Girl Scouts. I have always loved to lend a helping hand to other individuals. Whether it is through volunteering my time at a local food shelter, donating to charities, or serving as a community leader on a message board, I feel it is a necessity to engage in activities that makes a difference in an individual’s life. I gained my “big heart” from my family.... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 1 comments

International Girls' Day Essay Contest

Girls Only:Share Your Confidence Story and Win a Free Weekend Stay at the Sheraton Chicago Do you have a great story about how your mom or another important woman in your life has helped build your confidence? In celebration of International Girls Day—November 14—girls ages 7-17 are encouraged to write a short essay (300 words or less) sharing how their mom (aunt, grandmother, etc.) has made a difference in their lives. One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a complimentary 2-night... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, November 8, 2010 | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Heart of the South – On the Move!

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South Headquarters in Memphis will be relocating by year’s end to 717 S. White Station Rd., Memphis, TN 38037. We will close the current office the week of January 24 through 28 for the move. How was the decision made? Several years ago the council board determined that this move would be in the best interest of the entire council and the girls we serve. Adult Members were surveyed for input in 2009. ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, November 5, 2010 | 3 comments

2010 Memphis Holiday Parade - register now!

We hope that you will participate in the 2010 Memphis Holiday Parade taking place on Saturday, December 4 at 5 pm in Downtown Memphis.  The parade will march down Main Street from Central Station to the Orpheum Theatre and will be taped for television and shown on the Library Channel soon after the parade date.  Non-profit and community organizations are invited to participate at no cost . There is a $150 entry fee for commercial entries. It’ll be hard to top... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Monday, November 1, 2010 | 0 comments

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