February 2010 Archives

BrowniesGOC5.jpgAll you need are comfortable shoes, a little red wagon and cookies!  Load up your wagon and walk around your neighborhood to ask your neighbors to buy cookies before they're all gone. Don't forget to follow your cookie safety guidelines when selling your cookies. 


·         Encourage customers to load up on their favorites.

·         Call customers from your initial order card and see if they would like any more.

·         Promote extra sales by creating cute bundles.

·         Turn your driveway into a red wagon.  Create a yard sign to advertise your red wagon sale and set up a cookie booth drive - thru at your house.

·         Make a point to inform customers that Girl Scout cookies freeze very well, especially Thin Mints.

·         Consider making a bundle tag that states "freeze me". 

It's time to celebrate and congratulate fellow Girl Scouts for their top honors. Every year, Girl Scouts across nation salute outstanding women for their display of values stated in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is always proud to recognize these women at our Women of Distinction Awards Gala and Auction. This year, two of your fellow Girl Scouts, Abigail B. and Miranda S. will be honored as Young Women of Distinction. This is such an honor for these girls, put your hands together and give them a round of applause.


"GS Endeavour 2010" is a blog following six high school girls from Girl Scouts of Northern California who were chosen to attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. Each of these girls has a special interest in science and technology. You can follow the girls as they spend eight days exploring Florida's Space Coast, and comment on their experiences!

Alright girls, your initial cookie orders are in and it's time to start booth sales. Are you going for the top prizes? This year you don't want to miss out on the cool prizes you can win by being a top seller. Top three sellers win an iPod, Nintendo DSi, Wii or Xbox.  You can also win money toward a destination.  Not only are you rewarded with cool prizes, but your troop benefits, too. Imagine the fun trips or activities you can plan with proceeds from cookie sales. Remember, working hard at booth sales may be just what you need to reach the top. You can do it!

Girl Scout Seniors in Grades 9-10 are invited to participate in an online art show for the months of March and April 2010. Girls will be able to share their artistic visions through painting, sculpture, video or another medium they choose and then share it with others across the country through an online art show. This is open to Girl Scouts nationwide but there are a few entry guidelines and rules:

·         Must have parental permission

·         Girls are asked to submit their art project (or a photo of their project) and permission slip via the internet to onlineartshow@yahoo.com.

·         Entries will be accepted via the internet from February 15, 2010 - April 15, 2010.

·         Entries should contain artist's first name, last name initial, grade, plus city and state. Entries may include a project title and brief description

o    Example: Jennifer G., Grade 10, Knoxville, TN.

·         Entries will be posted online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/GSGirltopia during the months of March & April 2010. Girls will receive a guest pass (via e-mail) to attend the art show on or after March 1, 2009. All guest passes will expire on April 30, 2009.

·         For privacy reasons, artwork will NOT be down-loadable or printable and will only be viewable by a guest pass to the site.

·         For privacy reasons, all photo comments should be sent via the internet by e-mailing onlineartshow@yahoo.com; they will be posted by the administrator.

·         Videos are acceptable under the following guidelines:

o    90 second limit and under 500MB in size and acceptable formats include: AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG (1,2 and 4) or 3gP


This event is sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians and created by former Girl Scout, Jennifer Glaab, of Knoxville Tenn.


Some of your fellow Girl Scouts have recently been featured in Disney FamilyFun magazine. Disney turned to Girl Scouts for a list of fun things groups and families can do together. Eight troops ideas were chosen from over 550 submissions. The troops whose ideas were chosen received $250, a complete set of Disney FamilyFun craft and activity books and a free digital and print subscription to the magazine.

The Disney FamilyFun published ideas and troops are:


Maybe you can even try some of the activities with your troop or family! Congrats to all eight troops and their councils, and thanks for sharing the Girl Scout spirit.

Old Navy is partnering with Girl Scouts to bring you super cute Girl Scout cookie merchandise! They are now offering limited edition tees with vintage Girl Scout logos and the Thin Mint, Tagalong and Samoa cookie characters. The shirts are fun, stylish and would look great on you and the rest of your troop at booth sales.


Speaking of booth sales, Old Navy is also now allowing troop booth sales during cookie season at some of their locations. What a fun booth sale location! Tell your troop leader about this exciting opportunity, you don't want to miss out on the fun.


Attention sixth grade Girl Scouts! If you are interested in learning about preparedness and awareness of emergency situations there is a fun, educational camp program just for you. Be Ready camp is a hands on learning experience designed to teach sixth graders about preparing for an emergency, first aid, family disaster plans, terrorism awareness and many other related topics.

Applicants chosen for camp spend five days at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Camp concludes with a mock disaster, which participants respond to and a graduation ceremony held the last morning of camp. Visit Be Ready camp's website for more information. The camp is free for those selected. This is a great opportunity for you, Girl Scouts!



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