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Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Prompts Author To Pen New Children’s Mystery

Atlanta—Scouts and non-scouts alike can identify with the core values of America’s leading volunteer organization for young girls. In celebration of the Girl Scouts’ centennial celebration, award-winning author Carole Marsh took some of those values—leadership, character, courage, and service—and penned The Giggling Ghost Girl Scout Mystery, a story following four Scouts in Savannah, the site of the first organized Girl Scout Troop in 1912 by founder Juliette Gordon Low. To learn more, visit the publisher’s site at www.gallopade.com.

 National Park Service Launches Civil War Website

Calling all Civil War buffs! As part of its commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the National Park Service has launched a Civil War themed website (www.nps.gov/civilwar) that provides an overview of the war, with special emphasis on the Civil War sites administered and preserved by the National Park Service. Check out some of these interactive features:

Plan Your Visit gives users the tools to plan a trip to Civil War sites and provides maps, distances, and descriptions.

Follow the Civil War Reporter via Twitter (@CivilWarReportr)

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Word On The Web

FROM TWITTER:

Summer Camp Opportunities Provide An Edge (SCOPE)

(@SupprtSCOPE) writes: “Thanks so much for the mention @campbusiness! SCOPE greatly appreciates your support!” (“SCOPE-ing Out New Partners” March/April 2012)

Cory Harrison, Camp Director, YMCA Camp Benson, Ill.

(@coryharrison) writes: “Just downloaded the @campbusiness app and you should too!”

YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow, Hunt, Texas

(@YMCA_CFA) writes: “@CampsNReviews Thanks for the follow! Looks like you’re going to be a great Twitter resource for searching summer camps.”

Let’s Talk Camp, a community connecting people who work in or with all types of camps

(@LetsTalkCamp) writes: “Good stuff from Gary Forster @campbusiness survey-only four percent hear about camp from brochure, yet so much marketing money spent.”

Dave Bell, cofounder of CampLeadership.org, an online platform for sharing and discussing industry trends

(@CampLeadership) writes: “Just reading through @campbusiness Jan/Feb issue and found article that mentions our website! Thanks Curt Jackson! (“Tune In” January/February 2012)

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Calendar

 October

1-3 ACA Southeastern Conference

Charleston, S.C.—Charleston Marriott Hotel; www.ACASoutheastern.org

 

 

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