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GSSNE’s Family Partnership Patch Program In August 2018, GSSNE introduced a special Family Partnership patch for donations of $25 or more. Family Partnership donations are gifts made by our Girl Scout family, including parents, guardians, volunteers, and girls. The Family Partnership Campaign is a way for Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England to raise critical funds that stay within our council and directly support girls and Girl Scout programming. Contributions help support our camp properties and camp programs, volunteer support and trainings, development of new programs, and financial assistance for girl and adult members who would not otherwise benefit from Girl Scouting. . GSSNE Centennial While this annual report is a look back on 2018, we are excited to share a peek into the future with you! This year, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England is celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting in our region—we’re only seven years younger than the entire Girl Scout Organization! This 2019 centennial marks 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. On December 2, 1919, Girl Scouts of Rhode Island was chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, and while times have changed and our world is very different than 100 years ago, we are proud to say that Girl Scouting in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, CT continues to provide girl-led leadership experiences supported by innovative programming and life-changing opportunities! In honor of this milestone, GSSNE looks forward to hosting a multitude of special events and opportunities, some of which are already in the works: Centennial Patch Program: October 2018 - December 2019 Girl Scouts have the opportunity to work towards this special patch by learning about Girl Scout history, working on ways to enhance the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader)™ experience, and even connect with Girl Scout Alums. Time capsule burial at Camp Hoffman: May 2, 2019 Council-wide bridging ceremony at Lincoln Woods: May 4, 2019 Marching in the Bristol Fourth of July parade: July 4, 2019 Overnight camping experience at one of our local state parks: Weekend of July 13-14, 2019 Rededication ceremony and celebration at Slater Park: September 21, 2019 Whether you’ve been here for the entire journey, or you’re somewhat new to Girl Scouts, we hope you can join us in sharing and celebrating this centennial milestone! If you have yet to join our GSSNE Alum Network, we do hope you will consider signing up. It will be so special to share in this momentous occasion and many more as we move forward. Thank you for supporting Girl Scouts now, and for another 100 years! To learn more about upcoming events, and the GSSNE Alum Network, please visit our website at www.gssne.org!