Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama: September 2009 Archives

Calling all Girl Scouts ages 12 and up!  Pack up your gear and hit the road with the Gulf Pines council to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham. This trip will let you fine tune your primitive camping, day hiking and nature exploration skills.

 

We will meet at Camp Iti Kana in Mississippi on Friday, cook dinner, check gear, and get to know each other. Then we will head to Oak Mountain State Park Saturday morning where we will set up camp and plan our day hikes for Sunday and Monday.

 

Register early!  This trip is limited to 20 participants!

 

Who: All 2009-2010 registered Girl Scouts age 12 and up (To chaperone, please call Kari Vicknair at 601.582.1455)

When: Friday, November 20, 6 p.m. to Monday, November 23, 6 p.m.

Where: Camp Iti Kana, Wiggins, MS, and Oak Mtn State Park, Pelham

Cost: $85 per person (Includes all meals & snacks, transportation, lodging, activities and a T-shirt!)

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2009

Download: Gulf Pines' Event Registration Form

Call for Entries

 

WHO:   Calling all Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie and Junior troops or groups. Disney's FamilyFun magazine wants to hear from you!

 

WHAT: As part of an upcoming story celebrating Girl Scouts, Disney's FamilyFun magazine would like to feature Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout troop or group projects and activities. The best stories will reflect fun, learning, and inspiration and be those that Girl Scouts and their families can enjoy.

 

In addition, the best entries will:

·         Be memorable group projects, crafts, games, or activities;

·         Highlight the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Stories about girls enjoying the Girl Scout Journeys are encouraged.

 

Volunteers whose stories are published will receive $250 for their Girl Scout troop or group, a free set of FamilyFun recipe and craft books, and a free print or digital subscription, so please let your leader know!

 

HOW:   To enter, send a description of your Girl Scout troop or group's project, craft, game, or activity.  Photos are encouraged!  Please write "Girl Scouts" in the subject line and send your submission to: letters.familyfun@disney.com

 

WHEN: Submissions are needed by Friday, Sept. 25

Did you go to Girl Scout resident camp this year?  If so, what did you like?  What did you learn? We want to know about your experience, so please take a few moments to complete our resident camp survey.  Your responses will help us as we develop programming for next summer.

 

So you didn't go to camp this year?  Well, we want your opinions, too!  Are you scared to sleep in a tent?  Not into canoeing?  We want to know why camp isn't your "thing" and what we can do to make it something you want to do next summer. Please complete our survey and share your thoughts with us.

Have you used your gift certificate from the cookie sale yet?  If not, you need to do it now!  The gift certificates expire September 30, however, our shops will be closed September 28-30 for an annual inventory.  So, we've extended your certificates through October 3.  The shop will be open October 3, for the Saturday Shop, so you can use your gift certificate then!

Purple Pearls

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Make a weekend of it! Come to Badge Day at USA Oct. 10 and come back Oct. 11 for:

Purple Pearls

An older girl event for 6-12th grade girls

 

When: 2-5 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2009

Where: USA's Ballroom in the Student Center

Cost: $5 for Girl Scouts, $12 for non-Girl Scouts

Registration Deadline: October 5

 

Older girls are invited to a purple filled afternoon on the USA campus. You'll learn about opportunities especially for you, while enjoying music and activities.  There will be door prizes, step dancing, eco-friendly facials, and so much more!  There will also be information on cool travel opportunities, scholarships, college info, camp opportunities, etc.

 

There will be an adult session about older girl activities for parents and leaders in a separate room in the student center, so all of you girls don't have to worry about your leaders hangin' out with you!

A Girl Scout Cadette Troop from Pennsylvania wants to go to Switzerland in two years, and they've come up with a new idea to raise the $30,000 they'll need to get there... What could they possibly be doing?  You won't believe it!  The Girl Scout troop is raising money for their trip by placing flamingos on lawns of unsuspecting victims who pay to have them removed.

 

Read more about it at The Pennsylvania Patriot-News Website.  Maybe this story will get your creative fundraising juices flowing!

sonia.jpgHi, my name is Kayleigh S.  I'm an Ambassador Girl Scout with Troop 8493. I am asking for support from my fellow Girl Scouts to help me in a service project, called Nurses, Infants, Community United (NICU). This program supports The Children's Miracle Network, that helps preemie babies, and helps soothe the troubled times for the babies' families. I am asking the Girl Scouts because I know that the girls have loving and caring hearts and would love to help the babies and their caregivers for our local hospitals.

 

Your donations would brighten their days. The babies are not able to visit their mothers so much, so the nurses love to take pictures and print them out and give it to the worried mothers. The babies also listen to nice relaxing music to help them sleep.  They often have to change the babies' blankets and they tend to run out of fresh ones in one day's time.  They use expo markers to constantly update the boards with the babies' info for the parents and loved ones.

 

Some of the items needed are: new digital cameras, blankets, CD players and relaxing CD's, photo paper, and expo markers. 

 

Your support is greatly appreciated!!  We will be taking donations through November 15, 2009.  Please set up a box within your troop and items collected can be dropped off by your leaders at your local Girl Scout office. 

 

If you have any questions e-mail me at: kkaycat321@yahoo.com

 

Thanks again,

Kayleigh                               

GO GIRL SCOUTS!!

Online Marketing!

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NEW!  Girls of all age levels can use group e-mail to market the cookie and fall product sales and Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can use social networking sites, such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to market their products, as long as you follow certain guidelines.  For more about this exciting news, check out the 411 on Online Marketing for Girl Scout Product Activities.

 

And before you can start marketing online, be sure to fill out the Internet Safety Pledge with your parents!

Discover what happens at night at the world's largest aquarium!  Explore the Georgia Aquarium after hours and sleep beside our world-class exhibits.  After everyone has gone home, and the Aquarium has closed its doors for the night, you're invited to an exciting night of exploration! Price includes admission into the Aquarium, Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow, Behind the Scenes Tours, guided adventure through the galleries, a sleeping mat, fun activities, light supper and breakfast.  January 16 is for Girl Scouts only!  Special programs for Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts are also available.  Check out the info at http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/visitUs/sleepover.aspx.

If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C., by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more important, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, have honored tens of thousands of middle level and high school students over the past 14 years solely for their volunteer work.

Applications for the 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program will be accepted from until November 2, 2009. To apply online, click here. To request a paper application, call 1-877-525-8491 toll-free.

Join Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) for a weekend of fun and leadership & earn the BPW Patch!

When: October 9 & 10

Where: Courtyard Marriot, 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209, (205) 879-0400

For: 9th-12th Grade Girls

Check in: 6 p.m. Friday; Check out: 4 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: $35 per girl including lodging and food; Saturday only: $15

Friday Night Mixer at the pool

Saturday sessions include (beginning 9:30 a.m.):

Standing Out in a Crowd, Leadership 101 and It's All About You

Mail, fax or e-mail registration to:

Marie Gill, 1515 Sparkman Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35816

Fax: 256-882-1750

E-mail: mgill@girlscoutsnca.org

For more information, contact Debbie LeBron at dlebron@girlscoutsnca.org or 800-447-5755 

nemo.jpgJoin the ocean-sized adventure of the curious clownfish Nemo, his overprotective father Marlin and their absent-minded yet lovable pal Dory as Disney On Ice immerses you in a vibrant aquatic world in Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo.

Follow alongside Marlin and Dory on a daring search of the big blue. Ride the current with "super-dude" turtle Crush and make waves with Nemo's new friends - the Tank Gang - as they plot an escape from the dentist's aquarium in this whale of a tale full of laughter and fun!

Cost: $14 per ticket includes a Disney on Ice fun patch

Where: MS Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS (this is the closest location to our council)

When: Fri, Dec 4 at 7 p.m.

To Register: Download the Order Form

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