Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama: January 2009 Archives

The deadline for all these awards is March 1, 2009.

Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship for graduating seniors.  This scholarship is based on community service.  $1,000. Click here for more information (found on our web site under Forms and Resources, click on Girl Awards Forms and Packets.

The Ellen Autry Anderson Gold Award Scholarship is for graduating seniors who have completed their Gold Award and is based on academics and service. $500. Click here for more information (found on our web site under Forms and Resources, click on Girl Awards Forms and Packets.

Are you a global citizen? Has Girl Scouts helped you understand and appreciate cultural differences? Tell us how.

Girls ages 15-17 can win a nine-day expenses paid trip to Mexico including a visit to Our Cabaña. Girls ages 12-17 can win a four to six day trip to New York City.

Just as World Thinking Day encourages Girl Scouts to consider girls and women globally, the Girl Scout Global Citizen Essay Contest helps Girl Scouts reflect on the meaningful experiences they've had through Girl Scouting, and connect those experiences with the wider world. This contest is hosted by EF Tours and Smithsonian Student Travel.

The contest deadline is March 15th.

Visit studio2b website to download the application and contest rules: http://www.studio2b.org/gossipyouneed/global_citizens_essay_contest.asp

 

Do you have a special dance or presentation you developed for Thinking Day?  We are looking for girls to share their special Thinking Day performances at the Annual Meeting!  The meeting will be Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Montgomery. 

If you are interested in auditioning, please send us an audition video, or let us know when your Thinking Day is and we'll try to visit in person. Because of  time limitations only five to eight troops will be selected to perform.  Performances should range from 2-3 minutes in length and can include a song, dance, poem, short story, play, etc.  For more information, please contact Cheryl Miller at cmiller@girlscoutssa.org 334.272.9164 ext: 2302.

 

inauguration.JPGHey girls! I just wanted to let y'all know about our latest big adventure! For those of you who don't know us, Haleigh and I are seniors at Satsuma High School, and also Girl Scouts from north Mobile County. This past week, we traveled to Washington, D.C. with a group from our school. We were with the Close Up program, a program that takes high school students to D.C. every year. This year, however, we were able to go to all kinds of Inaugural events! We saw President Obama being sworn in, we attended an Inaugural ball, and we went to the awesome concert on Sunday! (That's where this picture was taken.) The concert was amazing, because we got to see so many famous people, like Garth Brooks, Usher, James Taylor, Tom Hanks, Queen Latifah and Beyonce; as well as President Obama and Vice-President Biden. Being in Washington D.C. during this eventful time was so incredible; we were there to witness history -- along with three million other people! The crowds were insanely huge -- we couldn't move our arms we were packed so tight! The only thing worse than the crowds was the cold, and boy was it cold! Most days, it was in the 20's and 30's, sometimes with a wind chill in the teens! Also, Haleigh got to march in the Inaugural parade with Mobile's Azalea Trail Maids, which was a huge honor. For me though, one of the coolest things was meeting new people. We stayed in a hotel with several hundred other Close Up students from all over the country, (our roommates were from California!) and it was great to see how alike we were -- and how different. Close Up is a great program, so if you ever get an opportunity to participate in the program, go for it!

 

Leah N., Ambassador Troop 8495

The fun doesn't have to stop when you turn in your initial order. There will be 5 more weeks to earn money for your troop and learn valuable marketing skills.  Let your Troop Cookie Chair know that you are still interested in selling!

A good sales pitch is everything!  (Note the cookie names are not the same as we have in our council).

Even more good ideas are available at www.wikihow.com.

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The volunteers will have just as much fun as the runners at the Thin Mint Sprint!  Passing out water, setting up tables, face-painting and many other opportunities are available to support and enjoy the festivities!

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is hosting a 5K run and 1 mile fun run and family fun festival in partnership with the Port City Pacers on February 28 at Langan Municipal Park in Mobile. Make your commitment to a healthy lifestyle by registering now for the run at www.active.com.

Volunteers make a difference!  With your help, the Thin Mint Sprint 5K Race and Fun Run/Family Fun Festival can become one of the most successful events in Southern Alabama.  We need approximately 40 volunteers for race day.  There are a wide range of needs and we can use volunteers middle school ages and up. This is a great community service opportunity for your older Girl Scouts.  All volunteers will receive the official Thin Mint T-shirt.

To volunteer, please contact Molly Smart or Tonya Howard at 251-344-3330 or e-mail communications@girlscoutssa.org.

Would you like your hard work recognized at this year's Older Girl Recognition Banquet (Saturday March 28 in Montgomery at Troy University)?

February 2 is the deadline for Bronze and Silver Award projects to be turned in, if you would like to be recognized at the banquet.  Girls working on their Gold Awards must submit their final paperwork by February 2, in order to set up an interview.  To attend the banquet, the special event form in Connections is due March 15.

You will need to prepare and turn in a posterboard with photos and information on your project;  the posterboard will be on display at the Banquet for everyone to see!  Let your fellow Girl Scouts be inspired by your accomplishment!

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This page is a archive of recent entries written by Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama in January 2009.

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