Hello Lime Green Giraffe readers!

Our August 2014 issue is here!! Go to the Table of Contents to find all of our awesome articles and start reading!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Local Girl Scout Educates Kids About Healthy Living

Interview by Sydnie C.

Strong4Life is a program ran by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that is determined to extirpate childhood obesity. Helen D., a Girl Scout, teamed up with this program over the summer to educate girls about nutrition. 

Lime Green Giraffe: What level of Girl Scouting are you? 
Helen D.: Ambassador

LGG: Please explain what you did for your Strong 4 Life project. 
HD: I taught four lessons for the Strong 4 Life program at Camp Loblolly day camp for a week

LGG: Was this project a part of a Service Unit project or just volunteer work? 
HD: I volunteered.

LGG: Would you do a project like this again? 
HD: Yes

LGG: What was the most enjoyable part of the project?
HD: The most enjoyable part was seeing the kids’ reactions when I pulled out lard to show how much fat was in a hamburger. 

LGG: What was the least enjoyable part of this project? 
HD: The training because its location was inconvenient.

LGG: What did you learn from this experience? 
HD: I learned how to teach children better and how to be patient with kids.

LGG: Is this a project you would recommend for other Girl Scouts? 
HD: Yes, most definitely. It’s a really great program, and you can earn service hours!

For her work with the program Helen was honored this fall at the Strong4Life Youth Ambassador Hall of Fame Awards.
To learn more about the Strong4Life program click here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The LGG Attends the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta STEM Expo 2014

By: Nia H.

            On Saturday, September 13, 2014, I attended the STEM Expo, a large Girl Scout event dedicated to the growing STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) field and the women within it! Girl Scouts and Girl Scout parents alike were both in awe at the amazing booths and newly added workshops this year! I was able to catch up with a few of these marvelous vendors!

DLR Tour:

Lime Green Giraffe Reporter: “How long have you been participating in the STEM Expo?”

John from DLR: “This is our first year at the STEM Expo.”

LGG Reporter: “What are these cool tables for?”

John: “It’s an interactive table. Schools can purchase these to work with students. Six students can work on the table at once, and it can hold up to 280 pounds of pressure on it. There are 100 different applications you can download to the table.”

LGG Reporter: “That’s amazing! I also see the walls are lined with different OtterBoxes.”

John: “We partnered with OtterBox to provide cases for school tablets. It helps avoid costly replacements of the tablets when they’re dropped by students.”

IEEE Atlanta Women in Engineering:

Lime Green Giraffe Reporter: “So how long have you been a part of the Stem Expo?”

IEEE: “Since the Stem Expo started.”

LGG Reporter: “Why do you think it’s important for girls to become a part of the STEM field?”

IEEE: “Girls need to know that the STEM field is an option for them!”

Zoo Atlanta:

Lime Green Giraffe Reporter: “What’s an important opportunity you feel teens should know about?”

Zoo Atlanta: “We have a volunteer program called Volunteens where you can work with the Zoo! It’s for teens 14 and up.”

Check out the Volunteen program at Zoo Atlanta here

Final Thought:

The STEM Expo is a fun experience for any Girl Scout, from Brownie to Ambassador. I recommend you join your fellow Girl Scouts and experience the 2015 STEM Expo and keep going for the many years after.     

AT&T It Can Wait

AT&T It Can Wait

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lime Green Giraffe Visits BookLogix

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, the Lime Green Giraffe staff visited BookLogix. BookLogix is a self-publishing company in Alpharetta, Georgia. We had a fantastic time learning about careers in book publishing from Angela, Kelly and Jessica. We also enjoyed visiting the warehouse and getting a first hand look at how a book goes from printing, to binding, to ready to ship. A huge shout-out goes to Cash who let us try book binding! 
And after such a great day, its no surprise that we were all inspired to get to work on our NaNoWriMo projects! 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Lime Green Giraffe Holds Photo Shoot

Sunday marked the second photo shoot of our celebratory 10th year of the Lime Green Giraffe. We had great fun with Photographer Kate and our awesome models. Below are a few pics from the day. The official photos will be published alongside new articles in February at limegreengiraffe.org.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

LGG Talks with GSGATL’s Senior Director of Membership

At the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Volunteer Leadership Conference, GSGATL’s Senior Director of Membership, Patricia Frederico sat down for an interview with Lime Green Giraffe Reporter Sydnie C. Here’s a bit of their conversation.

Lime Green Giraffe: What is the role of the membership executive?

Patricia Frederico: To support the volunteer experience department and work with membership staff to reach out to all girls who want to be a Girl Scout.

LGG: What’s the membership goal for the upcoming year?

PF: 43,750 girls

LGG: Is there a particular level of Girl Scouting where the numbers are down? 

PF: Sixth grade and up. 

LGG: How are you planning to overcome that?

PF: We’re planning to expand Gamma Gamma Sigma, which is the Girl Scout sorority club.

LGG: What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

PF: Thin Mints

LGG: What is your advice to the girls of Girl Scouts?

PF: Enjoy the moments that you get to be a Girl Scout. 

Patricia Frederico: What’s your advice to the girls of Girl Scouts?

Sydnie: My advice to the girls is not to be embarrassed about being a Girl Scout. Being a Girl Scout is too beneficial to be something that you try to hide from your peers. 

To learn more about Gamma Gamma Sigma, click here.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Hosts Volunteer Leadership Conference

By: Sydnie C.
     On August 9th, over 400 people donned in Girl Scout attire overtook the Cobb Galleria for the It Starts with Us Volunteer Leadership Conference. In this day filled with fun as Girl Scout volunteers attended various classes that honed their volunteering skills and broaden their networks with other volunteers from around greater Atlanta. They also got to taste delectable brownies, and partake in the biggest friendship circle I’ve ever seen.              
     The day started with the opening ceremonies, where the attendees of the conference were introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Boling, the master/mistress of ceremony. They spoke about their Girl Scout troop, and Mr. Boling mentioned how he was a proud Girl Scout dad of Troop 13319. He says his involvement was encouraged by an adage he coined himself: “Having dads involved in Girl Scouts helps to build the courage in girls.”        After getting acquainted with the master/mistress of ceremony, the conference proceeded with a few announcements. If you’re technologically savvy like me, then you will fangirl over this news. Girl Scout Cookie season is going digital this year! It will no longer be a hassle to sell Girl Scout Cookies to distant relatives and friends. Your faraway customers can now order cookies online and have them shipped to their homes. 
     Another high tech development you can look forward to in the upcoming Girl Scout year is the digital photo book. The photo book allows you to customize your pictures with Girl Scout templates and carry a scrapbook load of troop memories on your electronic device.  The digital photo book is part of the Treats and Keeps sale that starts on September 2nd.                      
Mary Ann Milton
 While roaming around the conference as an LGG reporter, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing dozens of Girl Scouts, but one in particular caught my eye. She was clad in a uniform that didn’t quite resemble the ones of today. Instead of a vest or sash and khakis, she wore a hunter green dress. Not being able to pass up the opportunity, I asked her for a 
quick interview. From the interview, I gleaned that her name was Mary Ann Milton and she joined Girl Scouts in the 1950s at the age of ten, making her an Intermediate, or a Girl Scout Junior, as they’re called today. Since she joined in 1950, Ms. Mary Ann Milton has been a part of the girl-strengthening organization for 54 years! Before parting, she left me with a word of advice for girls involved in Girl Scouts, “Stay in Girl Scouting for as long as you possibly can.”                 

     Later in the day, I got to have a conversation with Ms. Patricia Frederico, the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Senior Director of Membership. My interview with Ms. Frederico will be published tomorrow at limegreengiraffe.org.
     At the end of the event, everyone congregated back to the ballroom area for a question and answer session with the executive panel and to hear the vision Amy Dosik, a former tax attorney, has for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta as the new CEO. 

    To conclude the day, the participants formed a large friendship circle. In Girl Scout fashion, we each placed our arms right over left and chanted “Make New Friends.”  

LGG FUN FACT #1: The Girl Scout Thin Mint was the most favored Girl Scout Cookie at the conference, with Girl Scout Samoa trailing behind in a close second.

FUN FACT #2: There are over 3500 troops in the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta.

FUN FACT #3: On February 14 and 15, Girl Scout Samoa will be celebrating its 40th birthday!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Our August 2014 Issue is Here!!!

By: Edie W.
2014 LGG Copy Editor
Fall is here, and with Fall 2014 comes the 10th anniversary issue of Lime Green Giraffe! In this issue, you’ll read many exciting articles, including personal stories, embarrassing pet moments, and how to make your own muscle shirt.
            In one personal piece, one of our reporters interviews a guidance counselor about how Girl Scouts changed her life for the better. She shares how she learned to have courage, confidence, and character- the three parts of the Girl Scout mission!
            In How Not to Write an Article, LGG’er Madison spills the beans on what it’s like to be a reporter for Lime Green Giraffe, and just how hard it is to get a story for the magazine.
            Finally, this issue marks the unveiling of LGG’s 10th Anniversary writing contest! The winners will be posted in our February issue, so be sure to enter this fun challenge for a chance to earn awesome prizes and see your work posted in the Lime Green Giraffe! Here's a link to the contest details. 
            If you’ve enjoyed this issue, be sure to check out some of our past issues in the archives section! ! So are you ready to start reading? Click here:

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Model Shout-Out!

Thanks to all of our wonderful models in our May photo shoot! We had a great time working with you, and hope you had fun!
Here are all of the girls who helped us make this issue’s photos:

Isabella F.
Pearl H.
Catie C.
Sherry S.
Simone D.
Emily S.
Marinda H.
Megan N.
Natalie N.
Madison K.
Riley T.
Epiphany H.

If you would like to be part of our October 2014 photo shoot, please stay in contact with us though social media. Remember this opportunity is only for registered GSGATL Girl Scouts in the 6th-12th grades.