Local Girl Scouts Launch First-Ever Council App
January 18, 2012
Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council has launched a council-specific mobile
app, the first of its kind among national Girl Scout councils. The app boasts
information such as calendar events, local council news, Safety Activity
Checkpoints, and blog posts, as well as a link to the council’s mobile site.
app includes customizable settings that allow the user to tailor the available
information specific to Girl Scouts, families, and volunteers. Users can also
personalize the calendar by starring individual events they find interesting.
These types of features make it simple for anyone who is involved with or
interested in the Heart of the South council to stay up-to-date.
Jenny Jones, Director of Marketing and Communications for
the Girl Scouts Heart of the South, said they are very excited to bring the
council into the mobile age.
”The app is very intuitive and chock-full of useful
information for the girls and for anyone who wants to learn about our council,”
Jones said. “We are thrilled to open up a new and more convenient communication
channel to get the word out about all the good things going on locally with
Although the app is designed around the Heart of the
South council in particular, many of its features, such as the Safety Activity
Checkpoints lists, can be useful at a national level as well. The app release
comes as the National Girl Scouts are gearing up to celebrate their 100 year
anniversary on March 12, 2012. The council looks forward to the app being
instrumental in garnering support and excitement for the many events they have
planned to commemorate this milestone.
Girl Scouts Heart of the South app is free and is currently live on the Apple
mobile market. An Android version is expected to go live later this month. To
find the app, go to the app store and search for “Girl Scouts Heart of the