From Our CEO on the SC Floods

On behalf of Girl Scouts of Eastern SC and over 6,000 girl and adult members living in the affected areas of our council: We are extremely touched and overwhelmed by the outreach to our state and council from not only South Carolinians but Girl Scout councils, troops and troop leaders from all over in addition to GSUSA and Operation: Be A Sister.

As for an update on our flood status: We are still assessing the flood damage to our Headquarters in Charleston and are not currently able to enter the building for safety reasons. Staff who can work from home or out of the office are working from home, coffee shops, and libraries. We are asking that everyone please understand that our work is extremely limited as we are not able to get into the building. We cannot access our files, desktops, work and training materials.  Fortunately, our Florence office did not sustain damage and that office is fully operational. We are so thankful for that bit of good news! Hopefully, our time out of the office will be short.

We have been overwhelmed with offers of help. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we put logistics in place. Girl Scouts from all across the nation have reached out to help girls in our council and the citizens of SC. For troops wanting to send cards, posters or drawings, to girls and troops in the Myrtle Beach, PeeDee/Florence area, please direct those to:  GSESC, 2412 Pisgah Rd, Florence, SC 29501, ATTN: Hands Across The Water.  The Charleston address is GSESC, 7951 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418. We will make sure those items get to the girls and troops for whom they are meant. Our hearts are filled with gratitude over the reaction and response from our sister Girl Scouts.

We will keep everyone updated of our status, the need of the SC people for help and opportunities to help via the website and Facebook as well as a call for council volunteers. We are hoping for collection events to be in place mid-late next week.

We know that so many girls and volunteers within our council are eager to jump in and help: Keep watching for a call for GSESC volunteers over the next few days. We could not do what we do to build girls of courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place without the gift and blessing of our phenomenal volunteers.

Together, we will reach out and join hands across the water and we will rise above the devastation of the floods.

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Fall Sale Kickoff

Fall Sale Begins today!!! Make sure to reach new heights by setting goals and practicing the 5 Business  kills. Remember, if you are a registered Girl Scout you can sell at any point between today and October 18th

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Death By Chocolate Winners

And the winners of the Death By Chocolate Chef's competition are:

Best Presentation:   HH Prime – Omni for Caramel Coconut S’mores

Most Original:   One Hot Mama’s for Chocolate BBQ Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Best Bubby & Chocolate Sensation:   Sweet Carolina Cupcakes for Black Bottom Cupcakes

Sinful but Wholesome:    delisheee Yo for Vegan Chocolate Beet Tart

People’s Choice:    Sweet Carolina Cupcakes for Black Bottom Cupcakes

Judges Choice:     One Hot Mama’s for Chocolate BBQ Glazed Baby Back Ribs     

Congratulations, chefs!

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Camp Creepy

It is fall and Sandy Ridge has transformed into Camp Creepy. Come out and enjoy a weekend of activities, including a hayride, a dance, pumpkin decorating, trick or treat Sandy Ridge style, and so much more.

Who: Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors and their Troop Leaders

When: October 30 to November 1, 2015; Check-in 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Check-out 10 a.m.

Where: Sandy Ridge, Bennettsville, SC

Fee: $55 per person, includes accommodations, four meals, and program Adults needed for Safety-Wise/Safety Activity Checkpoint ratio are free Safety-Wise/Safety Activity Checkpoint supervision ratios must be followed

Registration Begins: August 31, 2015 Registration Ends: October 9, 2015

How to Register: Please use a Girl Event Registration Form on the web site to register. Girl Event Registration Form and complete payment must be received in the North Charleston Service Center by the registration ends date.

Additional Notes: A completed Troop Trip Approval Form must be attached to your Girl Event Registration Form for this event. A First Aider is required for your Troop to attend. Planning Trips with Girls is a required training in order to attend this event. A Troop Camper is not required to attend. Additional information will be e-mailed with your confirmation to this event.

For more information contact Chuck Iler, Outdoor Program Specialist/Resident Camp Director at 843-479-6814 or

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Letters of Love Delivered to SC Girl Scout


North Charleston, July 29, 2015: Letters of Love Delivered to Charleston, SC Girl Scout

Camryn Singleton is a 15 year old Girl Scout in Girl Scouts of Eastern SC. She is also the surviving daughter of Girl Scout member and volunteer, Sharonda Singleton, one of the Charleston Nine in the Mother Emanuel Massacre.

Almost immediately after the shooting on June 18th, letters, cards, poems and drawings poured into the GSESC headquarters office in North Charleston on Dorchester Rd. The mail came from the heavy and compassionate hearts of Girl Scouts in Tampa, Battle Creek, San Diego, Baltimore, Galveston, Baton Rouge, Spokane, and Summerville.

The letters were written in the shaky, unsteady hand of Girl Scouts whose younger days were many years ago. The letters were addressed in the shaky, unsteady hand of the youngest Girl Scouts trying to master the task of writing in pen.

The staff cleared a space in the mail room to let the letters collect until the steady flow finally slowed down. Today was the day that Camryn came by to get her mail.

CEO Loretta Graham presented her with a certificate honoring her for her courage, confidence and character. As staff made their way into Ms. Graham's office and gathered round, she presented Camryn with a deep box filled with the poems, cards, drawings, and letters sent in from all across the country. Ms. Graham said to Camryn, "We want you to continue in Girl Scouts. When you graduate high school, we want you to know that your Lifetime Girl Scout membership is taken care of." She gave Camryn a personal gift of a story booklet and cd titled, "Thank You" and said, "Thank you for leading with so much bravery in the midst of so much heartache. Just like in the Footprints poem, all of us around you right now are here to carry you. Don't be afraid to call your leaders. Don't be afraid to call me."

There is a special bond amongst Girl Scouts, from Aspen to Asheville, from Timmonsville to Tucson: Whether they have actually met or not is incidental.   A Girl Scout's love reaches out across the miles, age groups, races, similarities and differences. It reaches out and connects hearts and lives in a fabric first woven by Juliette Gordon Low over 100 years ago in Savannah, Georgia.

In the early years of Girl Scouts, Ms. Low sold her prized possession of rare pearls to raise the money to keep the movement financially viable. She said, "The girls need Girl Scouts more than I need the pearls." The heartbeat of Girl Scouts is still beating over a century later with that same resolve and dedication.

Over a hundred years ago, the Girl Scout bond showed up in the form of rare, priceless pearls and personal sacrifice. And in the summer of 2015 in the Girl Scout office on Dorchester Rd in North Charleston, SC it showed up in the form of hundreds of letters from Girl Scouts from many places, written in the intuitive language of Girl Scout sisterly love.

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Hootie And The BlowFish Foundation Grant

Girls in Calhoun, Clarendon, Orangeburg and Lee counties will have the chance to enjoy the Girl Scout experience thanks to a $6,000 grant awarded to Girl Scouts of Eastern SC from The Hootie and The Blowfish Foundation Fund of Central Carolina Community Foundation.

The funds are allocated to be used for:

Girl Scout Membership fees

Starter Kits


 New Leader Kits

Girl Scout meeting signs

Loretta Graham, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern SC said, "We are so excited about this grant! We love that 'home-town' guys are helping 'home-town' girls. The Hootie and The Blowfish Foundation does a wonderful job in making a positive impact and improvements in the lives of our South Carolina youth. We are thrilled to be a partner with them in that common mission to make the world a better place. Now, girls in those counties who might not have had an opportunity to become a Girl Scout but wanted to be a Girl Scout will be able to realize that dream."

For more information on the Hootie and The Blowfish Foundation Fund of Central Carolina Community go to or

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Our CEO on the Mother Emanuel Church Shooting in Charleston

Our hearts are heavy today in our city and state in light of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in downtown Charleston last night.

It is truly unspeakable and unfathomable that people would or could lose their lives while gathered together in prayer under the roof of God’s house.

Ms. Sharonda Singleton was one of the victims. She was a track and field coach at Goose Creek High School. She was a speech therapist. She was the mother of one of our own Girl Scouts who is now a 15 year old motherless child. She was the biggest fan of her son Chris, a baseball player for Charleston Southern University. She was not only a tremendous asset to our lives and the lives of those in our community, we also knew her as a registered Girl Scout in our council…We cannot begin to convey the amount of sadness and the level of loss that we feel throughout our city, our state and our council.

Our support as a council will be to support the families of those killed. While this is being classified as a Hate Crime, we as a council will approach this heartbreak and tragedy with love. We will offer all the love, prayer and support that we can as individuals and one collective voice to the families of the victims and the people of Mother Emanuel Church.

Loretta Graham, CEO Of Girl Scouts of Eastern SC                                                                                                                                                      

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Service Unit On-Time Incentive

Check out the On-Time-Registration Service Unit Incentive here!

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Submission Procedures for Trip Approvals

As stated in Volunteer Essentials Appendix II page 152 and Forms Section page 187 ALL Trip Approval/Multiple Troop Event Approval Forms must be submitted three (3) weeks prior to the trip. Effective March 2nd, 2015 Trip Approval/Multiple Troop Event Approval Forms submitted less than three weeks will automatically be denied.

Forms can be submitted:
via fax 843-552-6221 or
via mail Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
7951 Dorchester Road
North Charleston SC 29418

The three week time gives any leader missing trainings and/or paperwork ample time to take and/or submit it.

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Newsletters and Publications

We have most of our publications from 2014-2015 published here at The link to our publication "stack" is

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