November 2011 Archives

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Hi, my name is Mikayla and I have been a Girl Scout for 3 years.  I'm a second year Junior in Troop 8056, in Mobile.  We are a very active troop.

We go on exciting adventures to new places and get to meet a lot of new people. I get to see things I would not have seen if it wasn't for Girl Scouts.  Last year, I earned my bronze award.

I earned my bronze award by collecting clothes, toys, old cell phones, and even donating cookies to the Penelope House.  Just in case you are wondering, I collected old cell phones so someone could fix them and be able to call 911 when they were in trouble.  I also did chores around my house to earn money for them.  The Penelope House is a safe haven for women and children who are being abused and need to get away to a safe place.  The most important thing I learned from this was that not everyone has the life they want, even though they deserve it.  And that is how I earned my bronze award
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One of our fellow sisters in Girl Scouting, Hailey from Johns Chapel, was involved in  a tragic ATV Accident and was air-lifted to Children's Hospital in Birmingham.  Hailey's injuries are very serious, and she will require several months in the hospital to recover.

As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for Hailey's family, who wish to be at their daughter's side as much as possible.  Your troops can help Hailey by collecting soda tabs on her behalf. For every gallon of soda tabs collected, her parents can stay for a night at no charge at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham while Hailey is in the hospital. 

If your troop has any pop tops they would like to donate, please send them to the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House in Hailey's name.  Get well cards would also be most welcome.

Please contact your local field executive for more details or for help getting the tabs to the family. Thank you for all your support in helping one of our sisters. 

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My name is Susan and I'm a Cadette in Troop 9204. On Saturday, October 29, 2011, the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama gathered in Montgomery in order to celebrate the centennial of Girl Scouting. Many activities were offered including games, contests, crafts, and dancing. There were also opportunities to learn about our council, service units, and Girl Scouting in general.

While there, I enjoyed making a bracelet, learning about the history of Girl Scouting, and designing a new uniform for future scouts. Others in my troop made sand art, hoola-hooped, and wove baskets. As part of the celebration, my service unit went up on the stage and sang many camp songs. Other troops also sang or had tables for different activities.

     In order to earn the "Discovering our 100-Year-History" badge, I had to do five different activities. The number of activities required varied for different age groups. Daisies and Brownies had to do four; Juniors and Cadettes had to do five; and Seniors and Ambassadors had to do six. 

Other organizations attended in order to help celebrate this important year for Girl Scouts. Many people enjoyed petting dogs from The Montgomery Humane Society. Others enjoyed feeling the many pelts from the Alabama Wildlife Federation. I saw a lot of people looking at the Montgomery Fire Department's truck.

Troop 8302 is sponsoring A TEEN NIGHT at PETE'S PARTY PALACE in Mobile, AL. on Friday, November 25, for girls in 5th-9th grades.

There will be a DJ, X-Box Tournaments, and Concessions. The time will be 8pm to midnight!

Come support our troop and help us spread the word.  We are raising money to celebrate Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary in Washington D.C. in June. 

This would be a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done.

Contact Rachel Pierce at 251/367-8550 to get your advance tickets now through Wednesday, November 23.

Troops wishing to submit information on their fundraising efforts to attend the 100th Anniversary "Rock the Mall" celebration in Washington, DC can send details to our PR and Marketing Department.for inclusion in the blog and the GSSA weekly.

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Hi! I'm Tori and I'm a Brownie. Guess what? For the 100th year of Girl Scouts, I got the chance to go to the Museum of Art in Mobile. There were lots of girls! We watched a movie called "Juliette Gordon Lowe's Life." It was so cool and I learned a lot about our founder. Did you know she was deaf? She became deaf from rice getting in her ear. Back then, people would throw rice for good luck on their wedding day. Some rice got stuck in her ear and when she had surgery to get it removed, it made a hole in her eardrum and she was deaf. She said "Just because I am deaf, I will not let it stop me." My daddy is deaf and nothing stops him either!

Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts! She died from breast cancer and she was buried in her Girl Scout uniform. She loved Girl Scouts! Her birthday is October 31st, so we celebrated by singing happy birthday to her and eating cupcakes. It was so fun!

We made paintings of birds and got to hear a famous mayor speak to us. We also walked across a big, long bridge to get to the new century. We had a great time and got to make lots of new friends and learn new songs. I will never forget the fun time I had today! Happy Birthday Juliette Gordon Low!

Moving to a new town is unsettling enough; imagine how stressful it would be to move to a different country, leaving almost everything you own behind because you are afraid for your safety?

Catholic Social Services is seeking donations for their Refugee Resettlement Program. Refugees are people who come to the United States seeking freedom from persecution. They are admitted to the U.S. by the Department of State and sponsored by various non-profit organizations, such as Catholic  Social Services. The goal is to make the refugee families feel welcome and to ease their transition into this country.

One of the needs this time of year is gift cards if a troop would like to host a drive. Other items that are always needed are:

Alarm clocks, blankets, pillows, tea pots, pots, pans, cleaning supplies, waste baskets, deodorant, shampoo.

If your troop is interested in this worthwhile cause, please contact Alyssa Mueller: amueller@cssrrp.org (251)432-2727.

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