Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) will celebrate its 100th birthday on Monday by inviting Metro Detroit Girl Scouts — past and present — to join the party and share their best Girl Scout memories on Facebook.
The top three most popular video submissions will win a year supply of Girl Scout cookies, two tickets to GSSEM’s annual Cookie gala, which is a gourmet Girl Scout cookie recipe competition, or a Girl Scouts 100th anniversary prize pack.
“If you did an awesome service project with your troop, or if you were a top cookie seller in your day, or have a special Girl Scout camping memory, we want to hear about it. This is your chance to share your great Girl Scouts memories with fellow Girl Scout alumnae,” said Denise Dalrymple, CEO of GSSEM.
Dalrymple said the Council hopes that sharing fond Girl Scout memories will also inspire former Girl Scouts to reconnect with the organization.
“We have great volunteers, but we always need more,” she explained. “Girls need caring, supportive mentors to help them develop into the leaders we know they can become. Adults can do that by volunteering as troop leaders, or serving on a GSSEM planning committee, or advisory board. Who better to advance girl leadership than those who already know the impact that Girl Scouting has on a woman’s life?”
The best videos will be featured throughout March and April on GSSEM’s Year of the Girl micro website, yotg.gssem.org, where people can sign up to Take the Pledge to support girls, learn more about volunteer opportunities with GSSEM, or donate to support the organization’s mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
GSSEM’s "Share your Story" event kicks off on GSSEM’s Facebook page on Monday and continues until March 23. The best videos will be announced on March 26. To upload videos, visit facebook.com/gssem.
Are you creating a video for the contest? Share it with Berkley-Huntington Woods Patch by to our Neighborhood Gallery.