March 2010 Archives

GSUSA currently has great destinations still available for 2010. The destinations that are not marked FULL on their website are accepting late applications. As the destinations fill, they will update the website to reflect the change. Because the standard late application deadline of Feb.16 is past, there are no hard dates for when the event sponsors will stop accepting applications.

 

If the Chattanooga mini-destination isn't exactly what you had in mind, check these out at: http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_list.asp?catid=0

When: July 16-18, 2010

Age: Juniors & up 

Cost: approximately $150 per person TBD soon; Cookie Bucks or destination funds accepted.  

You talked, and we listened!  We've received several requests for a mini-destination for which girls can use their cookie money.  Here's the perfect opportunity.   Spend the weekend in Chattanooga, TN, seeing many local attractions. 

After enjoying a moonlight cruise Friday evening, we will sleep at the pier of the Chattanooga Riverboat Company.  Saturday will be spent visiting the aquarium and other local attractions.  Saturday night, we will spend the night at the Creative Discovery Museum.  Sunday morning will be an underground adventure at Raccoon Mountain - caving for the adventurous and a walking cavern tour for everyone else.   Price includes sleepover lodging, meals (Friday dinner -- Sunday breakfast), an event patch, entrance fees and caving equipment rental.  Transportation is not included.

Minimum: 50; Maximum: 100

Registration deadline: $25 non-refundable deposit per person due to the Mobile Service Center May 1, 2010.

The $25 non-refundable deposit is required for all participants, including girls using cookie money.

Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, extension 1202

The Future is Green at GSNorcal

Not sure what to do with your cookie bucks or destinations money??  There are spots available in this 10-day exciting destination.

 

destination_sanfran.jpg"The Future is Green" is a marriage of Girl Scouts of Northern California's (GSNorcal) Girls Go Tech and Green By Nature initiatives. This cutting-edge adventure will offer Girl Scouts the opportunity to explore how green technology in astronomy, environment, and robotics can help save the Earth.

 

Astronomy participants will learn about the night sky, technology that is used to explore the universe, and how astronomers have become instrumental in research regarding global climate change and space debris. Robotics participants will explore the importance of robots in exploration, health care, and helping to make the world "green." They will then design, build, and program their own robot to meet certain challenges.  Environment participants will explore the eco-challenges and successes of the San Francisco Bay.  Fieldtrips include NASA Ames Research Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and behind the scenes at the California Academy of Sciences.

 

Who:  Girls ages 13-18 (entering at least 9th grade at time of event)

When: July 22-August 1, 2010

Where: San Francisco Bay Area

Registration Deadline: April 15

 

For a complete description of the event, costs, and application procedures visit: http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_details.asp?eventid=523.

 

For more information please contact: Marisa Cidre at mcidre@girlscoutsnorcal.org, 408-287-4170, ext. 237


Spring is on the way, and so is prom season for all older girls. Prom is one of the most memorable moments of high school, unfortunately some young women have to miss out. If you or a fellow Girl Scout is in need of a prom dress, but can't afford one, there may be an answer to your problem.

 

United Way informed us that over 300 prom dresses were collected in Montgomery this year for students who may be experiencing tough times in the economy.  Thanks to the support of the community, this years' event will be open to anyone who may need a prom dress, but simply cannot afford one.

 

Thursday, March 18, 2010, all dresses will be given away at the ASU Acadome (back entrance) from 2--6p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Dresses will be limited to one per female. Girls will be able to pick and try on dresses during this time.  The dresses were all donated from the River Region community and cleaned by Jim Massey cleaners.

 

In Mobile, Pretty in Pink Boutique will be offering free prom dresses to girls in need also. The Pretty in Pink Boutique, located in Bel Air Mall, will have hundreds of sizes and styles available on a first come first serve basis. The boutique will be open on March 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to all girls, as long as they have a valid high school ID or proof of enrollment. Don't let missing out on prom become a problem for any girl, spread the word!

GSUSA just let us know that in celebration of Girl Scout Week, the CBS Early Show will air a Girl Scout segment tomorrow morning (Thursday, March 11, 2010) beginning at 7:30 a.m. (We believe this is Eastern Standard Time, but haven't been able to confirm yet.)  If you're already on your way to school at that hour, maybe someone you know can Tivo it!

 

At about 8:30 a.m., one of the hosts will conduct an interview with Laurel Richie, Chief Marketing Officer, about new things going on in Girl Scouting.   Laurel Richie is the special guest speaker at our annual meeting, March 27!

 

Girl Scouts from at least five Tri-State area councils will fill the CBS plaza; and former Girl Scout Gold Award earner Chelsea Masterson--along with current Girl Scout Troop Leader from Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore (see Troop Web site: www.orgsites.com) is expected to chat alongside Laurel about the benefits of Girl Scouting.

 

Happy Girl Scout Week!  


pink-princess.jpgWe introduced the Pink Princesses Patch Program November 4.  This patch program was developed by a high school girl in Baldwin county.  She feels very passionate about teaching girls to stand up for their beliefs, and work on ways to resist pressure to behave in ways that contradict their beliefs or violate their individuality.   The program encourages girls to model their good character and independence for all to see!  I think we can all benefit from those lessons, while having fun!

 

Thanks to a Girl Scout supporter, we are able to offer the first 200 girls that complete this program a free patch!  (If you need to have the patches mailed, you will need to pay for shipping charges.)  Ask your parent or troop leader to check this out!

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