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New Tennessee Sales Tax Exemption Certificates

The Council has recently been informed that the State of Tennessee, Department of Revenue is requiring non-profit organizations to show sales tax exemptions dated July 1, 2011 .  The Department of Revenue has issued new exemption certificates with the July 1, 2011 date. These were mailed to the individuals listed on the forms on file with the state.  If troops have changed leadership or physical addresses, troops will need to contact the Department of Revenue. Troops... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 0 comments

Tennesse College Tour: Part 3

Written by Miki and Kaitlyn   The final day of the College Tour brought us to Lipscomb University and Fisk University.  Lipscomb is an easy to get around campus in the city of Nashville.  It’s a private University that offers a lot of really neat Study Abroad programs.  We were all treated to a Starbucks Coffee by the Dean of the University which was really nice.  Before heading to Fisk we had lunch downtown Nashville at the Wild Horse Saloon, we had... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Friday, June 17, 2011 | 0 comments

Tennesse College Tour: Part 2

Written by Ruth, Shakyla, Alex and Allison   Today we left our awesome hotel at 10:30 a.m. and drove an hour to Sewanee to arrive there at 10:30 a.m. - Time Zone changes are weird!  Seeing mountains was a nice change of scenery for these West Tennessee girls.  Sewanee was pretty cool the architecture reminded us a lot of Hogwarts from the Harry Potter movies.  The campus was quiet and calm and the class sizes are small.  The food is reason enough to go to... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 0 comments

Tennessee College Tour: Part 1

Written by Girl Scouts Laura Ellacot and Erin Callaway We left Sunday morning for a four day College Tour in Tennessee with 42 other girls. We started the tour with a fun day in Knoxville, TN where we went to Marble Springs and toured the plantation of Governor John Sevier, a frontier era farm. On Monday we started touring the colleges at University Tennessee Knoxville and University Tennessee Chattanooga, where we got our first taste of college life. Monday evening we toured... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Heading to Savannah?

The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is offering approximately 20 travel'ship grants of up to $100 to support the travel needs of Girl Scout troops and groups that have reserved a Girl Scout Heritage Visit this summer.   Funds will be granted to traveling troops to offset costs for travel expenses or to support one or more girls from a troop who may be experiencing difficulty in raising the necessary travel funds. Special consideration will be given to troops that did not... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Thursday, June 9, 2011 | 0 comments

Tishomingo Cadettes Talk About Bullying

By Deanna Calley  Tishomingo County Girl Scout Cadette Troop #20037 hosted a "Monday Fun Day" for Daisies where they showed a video about bullying. They then spoke about different aspects of bullying. They broke into three groups to have the girls filling out questionnaires and sign a promise not to bully. They also performed a sign language/movement adaptation to a song. It was a very thorough presentation that moved the leaders. Several leaders have asked the... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, June 8, 2011 | 1 comments

In Her Memory

Girl Scout Troop 10003 in Memphis, TN has chosen to donate flowers from their garden in memory of Peggy Jamieson , former Council Shop manager, each week throughout the summer blooming season. Girl Scouts have been maintaining the garden for 38 years, selecting organizations to receive bouquets and preparing a meal using the vegetables that are also grown in the garden. Girl Scout Leader March Hall(pictured right) brought in the first bouquet. She has seen nearly 1,000 girls come... Read More
Posted by Kristen Posey-Russell at Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 0 comments

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