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What is the Green Hat Society?
The Green Hat Society is a Girl Scout alumnae group for ages 50+. It started in 2004 in Ohio when Girl Scout Alumna, Bonnie Hamic, hosted a tea party for her former troop. The invitation read “Come as you are, but wear a hat.” Since Bonnie was hosting at a campground from her RV, everyone came wearing hats decorated with items from nature such as flowers and pine cones. At one point during their reminiscing about Girl Scouting days, the comment was made “Those Red Hatter’s have nothing on us!” to which the reply was “Yes, but we’re Girl Scouts, so we’d have to be Green Hatters!” and the Green Hat Society was born with the mission to have fun while passing on Girl Scout traditions!
Lakes & Pines Green Hat Society
The Lakes & Pines Green Hat Society is up and running! The Granite Green Hatters of the St. Cloud metro area hosted the inaugeral meeting of the Lakes & Pines Green Hat Society on September 10 where they elected officers and adopted by-laws. Memories and stories were non-stop all evening and plans were made for making even more Girl Scout memories! Save these dates to get involved and contact our Alumnae Liaison, Michelle (email@example.com) for more information:
* September 26 - United Way Day of Caring, Waite Park Service Center
* October 8 - Monthly Alumnae Dinner at Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill, Waite Park
* October 26 - Green Hatters booth at the Women's Expo, River's Edge Convention Center
Q & A
Who can join the Green Hat Society?
Any Girl Scout member or alumna age 50 or above can be a member.
I'm not 50 yet. Can I still be involved?
You will have to wait until the year you turn 50 to join the GHS, but there are still plenty of ways to be involved as an alumna! You can connect at the monthly Alumnae Dinner open to ALL alumnae (Grizzly's Wood Fired Grill, 6:30 pm, 2nd Tuesday each month) or help with alumnae volunteer projects. Contact our Staff-Alumnae Liaison, Michelle Hedgren, for even more ideas! firstname.lastname@example.org or (320) 247-4573
How much are the membership dues?
Currently there are no membership dues, but you will have the opportunity to order a membership card along with a patch and/or pin. The issue of local membership dues will be discussed at the end of our first official year in September 2014.
What is the time commitment of being a member?
The mission of the Lakes & Pines Green Hat Society is "to further the cause of Girl Scouting through the utilization of the skills and interests of our individual members.” This means it is completely up to you based on your personal skills and interests!
I am not from the St. Cloud Metro. Can I still be a member?
Absolutely! The Granite Green Hatters is just the first of what we hope to be many local patrols. No matter where you live you can be a member of the Lakes & Pines Green Hat Society. Our Granite Green Hatters would be happy to help you start a local chapter in your area!
How do I learn more?
Learn more by completing the interest form on this page or by contacting our Staff-Alumnae Liaison, Michelle Hedgren, email@example.com or (320) 247-4573.