November 2008 Archives


My name is Haley E. and my Gold Award Project is called "SilverBells" .  This is an adoption of Elderly residents in the local nursing homes in Baldwin County for Christmas gifts!  I have 150 'Silver Bells" that need adopting, and I am hoping that my sister Girl Scout troops can help.

I have placed my "Silver Bells" at Fairhope Phsycial Therapy Center and at The Blue Marlin.  I will also bring some of my Silver Bells to the Council office after Thanksgiving.

If any one would like to adopt a 'Silver Bell"  they can email me at   I can email them a Silver Bell of their choice to them.

Thanks for your help!

Girl Scout Troop 8311

It's Lily from Troop 8369, here to tell you about our Service Unit's Battleship Overnight!


My troop got to the Battleship on Friday after school and had dinner while we waited to get on the ship.  While we waited, we sang and played games.  When we got on the ship, we picked our bunks--they hang from chains on the ceiling.

We did some detective work that gave us clues to solve.  We solved the clues by taking a tour of the whole ship.  It's really big!  It was like a floating city -- there was even a shoe shop and a ice cream store!    There was a lot of historical information and it was sort of like being in a maze.

We stayed up late and whispered when lights went out.  It was like a really cool sleepover.  My mom shined her flashlight in our faces to tell us to go to sleep.  We got up early and cleaned up.  Then we went out for beignets and hot chocolate, and then we went home and crashed.  If you get to go to the Battleship, I think you will like it. 

Did you catch it?  Tonight's Single Jeopardy Round included a category on Girl Scout Badges!  Girls from the Angeles Girl Scout Council were featured.

This week is the Teen Tournament on Jeopardy. 15 of the nation's brightest teenagers facing off over ten intense nights toward the grand prize goal of $75,000!

csi.jpgHi!  I'm Lily from Cadette Troop 8369.  I attended the Kappa Delta Badge Day.  My troop signed up for "Uncovering the Evidence" which was about techniques used to solve crimes. 

There was a professional forensic specialist who talked to us about all the different ways crimes are solved, and how scientists help each other to solve them.  Her talk was very interesting and she told great stories about the dumb stuff criminals do.  I guess we are lucky they aren't too bright!  She made a career in forensics sound really cool.

We tried out some forensic techniques, like taking fingerprints and estimating the height of a victim from the length of some of their bones.  My favorite was when we extracted DNA from strawberries! 

The Kappa Delta sorority sisters were great.  They were really friendly and they helped us work through the techniques.  If you have a chance to do something with them this year, sign up! 


Troops2Troops is a project to connect local Girl Scout troops with our military troops serving overseas!
Servicemen and women really appreciate items we can send them to make their lives a little easier.  Of course, they love our cookies, too!
It's a great service project, and the soldiers really appreciate your support.


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