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Calling all Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts everywhere are encouraged to tell the world how they are Remarkable, Energetic, Aspirational Leaders by entering the Justine R.E.A.L. Girl contest where the prize is a feature in the national teen/tween lifestyle magazine, Justine.
This R.E.A.L. Girl Contest is open only to Girl Scouts between the ages of 13-19, who are working to make the world a better place in their local communities and beyond.  The winner will be featured in an article telling all about her activities as the R.E.A.L. Girl, and she will win a trip to the Justine offices in Memphis, Tennessee, for a professional photo shoot, as well as other fun prizes and Justine subscriptions for her troop and her school library.
Submissions will be accepted until mid-January 2010, and the finalists and winner will be selected in February. For more information and contest rules, check out:

Sarah_S.jpgGirl Scout Press Reps are girls across the council who apply to represent Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. After interviewing and training for their positions, girls are ready for the experience of girl-led public relations for the council.  Throughout the membership year, Press Reps write articles on the Girl Blog. 


We hope you enjoy getting to know Sarah. Sarah's favorite thing about being a Girl Scout is getting to interact with other people, and meet new girls. After selling more than 500 boxes of cookies last year, Sarah's troop donated part of the proceeds to charities and also went to the zoo. 


I went to the Birmingham Zoo for a "Zoo Snooze" to spend the night.  We went with a lot of other troops.  Even though it was crowded, I had a really good time.  I went through a cool tour, and saw animals sleeping!  There was a camel and it whined all night.  It rained, but I slept like a baby.  I had a very good time, and I won't forget it ever.

Does the idea of going somewhere new, doing something different and meeting people from everywhere you can imagine sound like fun? If so, a Girl Scout destination will allow you to do just that! And now GSSA is offering you the chance to receive a scholarship to help make your travel dreams a reality.


We will award scholarships to two Girl Scouts to attend GSUSA Destinations in 2010. Thanks to the Barbara Gilewicz Travel Scholarship Fund and private donors, we are able to offer one $1,000 and one $500 scholarship to deserving Girl Scouts. Applicants must be 14-18 years old and registered for the 2009-2010 membership year. Visit the Girl Scout destinations Web page www.studio2B.org/destinations for trip descriptions, current offerings and applications.


A volunteer committee will award scholarships based on a girl's desire and suitability as determined by her application package. Completed applications, references, and essays must be submitted to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz in the Mobile Service Center by November 9, 2009, for consideration. Those awarded will be notified within 10 days. Assignment of scholarships is contingent upon receipt of sufficient quality applications and acceptance to the destination.

Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 are invited to an overnight event with the Mariners.  Girls will spend an evening of fun and games with pizza and movies. 


GSSA's Mariner Crew Program, an active marine program, includes self-rescue and other water skills, sailing, emergency preparedness and eco-action.  Mariners participate in sailing and disaster training. They also are taking a sailing trip from Key West to the Dry Tortugas in 2010! 


When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6 - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 7

Cost: $25

Where: Dauphin Way Methodist Church, Mobile

How to Register: Send the Event Registration Form to the Mobile Service Center

Registration Deadline: November 2

For More Information, contact "Woody" at 251.689.6627 or e-mail pbjk@peanutbutter-n-jellykids.com.

Service Unit 914 invites you to a Halloween Festival Thursday, October 29, 6 - 8 p.m. at Dalraida United Methodist Church in Montgomery.  Wear your favorite costume and join the fun! Each troop in Service Unit 914 is hosting a game! Win prizes and candy. Hot dogs, chips and drink will be available for purchase at a cheap price.


The "dead"line for registration is Friday, October 23.  E-mail jsbradley@knology.net with the number of girls from your troop.

Siblings may attend, but must be accompanied by the parent who must stay for the event. No non-family members please.


Help us fight hunger!  Each Girl Scout is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. The Girl Scout with the most food by weight will win a trophy. For every 10 lbs of food, the Girl Scout will receive a raffle ticket for door prizes.

Girl Scout Press Reps are girls across the council who apply to represent Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. After interviewing and training for their positions, girls are ready for the experience of girl-led public relations for the council.  Throughout the membership year, Press Reps will write articles on the Girl Blog.  We hope you enjoy getting to know each of them.  


My name is Sara Ann and I have been a Girl Scout for 8 years now! Girl Scouts is a fun and adventurous experience! You get to do all sorts of things, from camping to selling cookies; it is awesome!  After you sell all the cookies, you and your troop can pick what to do with the money you got! I remember my troop went to Wild Adventure, an amusement park in Valdosta, Georgia. We have gone to Sea World and spent the night with the dolphins! But you could also do little things like spend the night in your own backyard -- that's fun too! Your troop can also earn badges that can be helpful and a fun experience at the same time!


Each year in Girl Scouts we go to Camporee! Camporee is an awesome weekend where we all go to Scoutshire Woods (a campground for Girl Scouts) and have a wonderful time! We usually have a certain theme every year. Then we do amazing crafts and games to go along with the theme! My favorite thing about Girl Scouts is going camping a lot! Camping is fun, you can go with just your troop or like Camporee and go with many others! Each camping trip has its own adventure! Camping is a great experience to get out and enjoy being with your buddies! When we go camping there are rules, but we have rules to keep us safe!


Girl Scouts is also fun when you meet new friends! I think making friends is a great way to express yourself with others! In Girl Scouts you can learn some crazy songs and some very heartwarming songs. Being a Girl Scout is just amazing.  I could never tell you how much we do, so come be a Girl Scout and enjoy this great adventure for yourself! 

Savannah.jpgHi, my name is Savannah C. (pictured right) I am a Junior Girl Scout in Troop 8062, and we are trying to earn our Girl Scout Bronze Award. I am asking for your support for a special project called "Spooky to be Hungry." This project helps people in Baldwin County get canned food to their families so they can have food, especially during the holidays.

All this takes is three easy steps. First, put a bag with a flyer on your neighbors front door on October 17. Then in one week (October 24), go to that neighbors' house and pick up the bags which should be left on the doorstep. Last, on October 25, bring all the bags to your leader. Go with your troop to the Ecumenical Ministries in Fairhope to drop off the bags between 2 and 4 p.m. My troop will be there collecting, counting, and sorting all of the canned goods.

Last year my troop raised over 500 cans. Just think how many cans all Girl Scout troops in our area could raise. That will certainly make it less "Spooky to be Hungry." After we count all the food, we will report back the wonderful results.

THANK YOU so much for helping us make it LESS "Spooky to be Hungry."






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