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Yes, you.

You may think it's only for Boy Scouts, only for the most hardcore outdoorsman, only for the fittest of the fit.  But you are mistaken.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, are putting together a backpacking program where interested girls can learn all about the skills, equipment and techniques of hiking the great outdoors.  We will have a few meetings to train, learn skills and earn badges.  The program will then culminate in an overnight backpacking trip.

Yes, backpacking may be challenging.  But think about this:

Courage is when you try even though you are afraid.  Confidence is something you gain little by little when you tackle an obstacle that is new and scary.  Character is who you become once you have come out the other side, having conquered your fears and accomplished more than you ever thought possible.

 Ages:  7th and 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

If you think you may be interested, talk with your troop leader about it.  If you think you know nothing about the sport, call me up or look it up on the web or in books.

Please contact me if you are interested, so I can start planning our meetings!

Amy Farrar

afarrar@girlscoutssa.org

Outdoor Education Programs Manager

145 Coliseum Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36109

(334) 272-9164, ext. 2205


dog.jpgDo you love animals? Ever thought about a career in Veterinary Science? Then this program is for you! Girls will learn basic animal care, visit different types of veterinary practices, learn about careers in veterinary medicine, and do volunteer work with animals. 

Cadettes will earn the new Animal Helper Badge and Seniors will earn the new Voice for Animals badge. Please note: this is a Pathway Program. Girls have to be registered Girl Scouts, but do  not have to be members of a troop.

Who: 7th and 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Date: First and Third Tuesdays (first meeting Tuesday, November 1

Time: 4 p.m. -6 p.m.

Location: GSSA Volunteer Center, Mobile

Cost: $12 Girl Scout registration fee

Registration Deadline: October 24

Minimum to hold program: 5

Maximum capacity: 15

To register or for further information, contact Barbara Robinson:barblvt@gmail.com (251) 776-8774

 


Texas_180x365.gifGirl Scouts of the USA's National Convention is coming up in November, and we want our girls to be part of the fun by attending the GS Leadership Institute.  This event, which is just for girls and is part of the convention, will take place in Houston, Texas, on November 9-13, 2011. From ruling the world to space travel - past, present and future, 1200 girls 13 and older will hear from world-renowned leaders and innovators and gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology and professionals. Opportunities to market themselves, track products through development and marketing, and connect with Girl Scouts from across the country will abound. Girls will express why they love Girl Scouts and celebrate the movement's 100th birthday.

This event is open to all Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts in our council's jurisdiction. While official information on hotels, etc., is not available yet from GSUSA, we estimate that the cost to attend this event will be $950 for girls and $1,050 for adults (because their registration fee is higher).  This fee includes airfare, lodging (based on four girls to each room), breakfast and entry fees to the Leadership Institute.  Other meals and expenses will be covered by the attendees. GSSA will provide chaperones for the event, so girls may travel without a parent or guardian.

There are financial assistance funds available from GSUSA for this event, but we do not know yet what the application process will entail. Girls may also use cookie bucks to offset the costs, as well.

If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Karlyn Edmonds.  Please note, we are only allowed by GSUSA to take ten girls to this event, so space is limited.


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Calling all 8th-12th grade girls in troops or Juliettes interested in high adventure, water-based activities! This year's focus will be a mix of white water canoeing, rafting and sailing. Be sure and join us for a fun weekend of meet-and-greet where we will plan all exciting activities to schedule on our calendar. Bring your planner. If you are interested in this Mariner experience, don't miss out! Hop on board now!

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Troops interested in the mariner program are also invited. The Leaders will get information on certifications and program objectives and goals during this weekend.

Saturday September 11, 2010-September 12, 2010

Registration deadline: Aug 30, 2010

Camp Scoutshire Woods- Citronelle, Al.

Time:  Check in 8-8:30 am CDT Saturday

            Check out 12 noon CDT Sunday

(For those traveling a good distance, you can come Friday night.)

 

Event Type: Introduction Mariner Pathway

 Program Level: 8-12th grade girls

Fee:   $25 - includes lodging, food Saturday evening and breakfast on Sun.  (Bring a sack lunch for Saturday) and program materials.

A list of what to bring will be e-mailed to you upon registration.


Contact "Woody" at pbjk@peanutbutter-n-jellykids.com for further information.

Matlock, Johnnie Cochran, Clarence Darrow, Perry Mason, John Grisham, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Dole, Barack and Michelle Obama are famous (fictional and real) lawyers.

 

Lawyers have many options over the course of their careers. Besides private practice, they can become a prosecutor, government counsel, corporate in-house counsel, judge, arbitrator, law professor or politician. Legal training is good preparation for many non-legal jobs, such as corporate executive, government administrator, investment banker, entrepreneur or journalist.

 

Girl Scouts in middle school and high school can explore what it takes to be a lawyer with a young, female attorney.  A new series pathway focused on legal careers is starting, and we want you to shape this group.  June 22, you'll meet to decide:

What activities do you want to do?  How often do you want to meet?  How do you want to communicate?  What do you want to call yourselves?  Do you want to work on IP's?  Do you want to go on trips?

 

Get involved in this from the ground up by RSVP'ing by June 21 to Molly Smart at extension 1402.

 

Who: Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts

When: 4 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22

Where: Volunteer Center, Mobile

Cost: Free

RSVP by: June 21

Contact: Molly Smart, extension 1402

Girl Scouts of the USA launched a national campaign with the girl-centered journey, It's Your Planet--Love It!, that includes eye-catching, interactive activities and games and information that we know you will explore and love.

 

Join in on the fun and check it out: www.girlscouts.org. Let us know what you think!

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