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We need a T-shirt design for our Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Fun Run on August 25 in Lee County and would like to have a girl create the design for the front of the shirt.

So get out your crayons, markers, colored pencils, and Sharpies and show us how creative you can get!   All entries will be considered, and the final decision will be put to a vote by our members. 

The winner will receive a T-shirt with their design on it and $10 council credit for the shop or an event fee. And, if you are at the race, you will see all those runners with YOUR design!

Here's the entry form -- have fun!

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Use your creativity to help Girl Scouts celebrate our 100th Anniversary  in a big way!  

Work with your troop to create a 3D "100" , which will be on display when "Girl Scouts Rock Mobile" March 24-25, 2012.  Art projects must be able to sit or stand on a table. Projects will be judged for creativity the day of the event. 

One troop per program level will receive a prize. Girl Scouts will vote on a "Best All Around" to receive an additional prize. 

The deadline is March 1, so start gathering materials for your 3-D sculpture!

Here are more details.http://www.huntcal.com/cgi/eventview.cgi/gssa/program?yr=2012&id=326388548&m=3&d=24

Where can you find exciting new badges, the 100th Anniversary handbook, information on bridging and Bronze/Silver/Gold Awards, and much more all in one place? In The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, of course! There is a Girl's Guide for each level of Girl Scouts from Daisies to Ambassadors.

The Girl's Guide features robust skill-building badge activities, updated and new awards, information on Girl Scout history and traditions, and -- most of all -- lots of fun!

Take a peek. Let Brownie Elf tell you more...

GS_100TH_burst400px.jpgHelp us celebrate the 100th anniversary with a commemorative cookbook

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is launching a fun project to honor the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts.  We are creating a special commemorative cookbook with recipes from volunteers, girls, friends of Girl Scouting and staff members. We hope this will be a wonderful way to promote Girl Scouts and to share the fun of cooking with our girls.

We hope to have the book published and in the office by Oct. 15 and distribution starting by the end of Oct. - just in time for holiday shopping!  Look for your chance to pre-order the book (and receive a special discount) later this summer.  The book will feature many recipes, including a special section with recipes from Girl Scouts. It also will feature artwork throughout designed by girls from our council.

Now, we need your help!  We need you to have your girls send in their design for our 100th anniversary cookbook cover design contest, and  we need your recipes. 

To enter the Cookbook Cover Design Contest, please download the Entry Form and submit it with your drawing by July 15, 2011.
 
You may enter recipes (yes, more than 1!) under the following categories:
Appetizers and Beverages
Soups and Salads
Vegetables and Side dishes
Main Dishes
Breads
Desserts and Cooking with Cookies
This and That
Outdoor Cooking
Girls Cook - This section is reserved for recipes from current girl members of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, ages 5-17.

To submit recipes go to:  http://cookbookpublishers.com/utypeit/login.cfm 
Login: girlscout
Password: girls
Deadline for recipes: July 31, 2011

Please help us make this project a success!


Introducing the Newest Journey Series

  

Available in December 2010, the "It's Your Story--Tell It!" leadership journey series uses a storytelling theme in a fun way for you to better understand yourself and your potential.

 

On this journey, an emphasis is also placed on media literacy and creative expression. All along the journey, you'll have opportunities to engage in a variety of arts, including performing, visual, culinary, and new media, to tell your story and take action to make the world a better place.

 

Check out the grade level titles and themes:

 

Daisy: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!

Daisies learn just how much they can care for animals and for themselves--and just how good that makes them feel.

 

Brownie: A World of Girls

Stories teach Brownies clues about how they can create positive change in the world--change that affects girls.

 

Junior: aMUSE

Juniors learn just how many roles are open to them in the world and the possibilities those roles open for them.

 

Cadette: MEdia

Cadettes look for the ME in media and learn how they can shape media--for themselves, their community and the world.

 

Senior: MISSION: SISTERHOOD!

Seniors learn how widening their network broadens their world, and benefits the world as well.

 

Ambassador: BLISS: Live It! Give It!

Ambassadors learn to dream big, now and for their future, and begin their legacy as leaders who help others achieve their dreams too.

Girl Scouts, don't miss out on the Auburn Basketball Scout Day! You have been invited by the Auburn Men's Basketball team to come out to the LSU game with your troop for free on February 27, 2010. Get ready for a fun filled Saturday evening with your troop and the Auburn Tigers. Your family or friends are welcome to come and sit in the scout section with you for only $10. Be sure to tell your troop leader to check out this event and they can get more information on the Virtual Volunteer. Remember to get registered by February 12, 2010. You might even get to meet Aubie the tiger, so mark your calendars!

Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 are invited to an overnight event with the Mariners.  Girls will spend an evening of fun and games with pizza and movies. 

 

GSSA's Mariner Crew Program, an active marine program, includes self-rescue and other water skills, sailing, emergency preparedness and eco-action.  Mariners participate in sailing and disaster training. They also are taking a sailing trip from Key West to the Dry Tortugas in 2010! 

 

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6 - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 7

Cost: $25

Where: Dauphin Way Methodist Church, Mobile

How to Register: Send the Event Registration Form to the Mobile Service Center

Registration Deadline: November 2

For More Information, contact "Woody" at 251.689.6627 or e-mail pbjk@peanutbutter-n-jellykids.com.

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!

 

Legendary entertainer Dolly Parton and Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council are launching a global "Coat of Many Colors" patch program. It's based on Parton's popular ballad about taking pride in yourself--no matter the circumstances. 

"Have you ever felt bad about being different?" Parton asks Girl Scouts. "I'll bet you have, but you shouldn't--being different is what makes you special!"

Parton immortalized her coat of many colors in her 1971 song of the same name. Parton's mother sewed the now famous garment from rags. Young Dolly proudly wore the coat to school, only to find classmates making fun of it.

Parton turned the devastating experience into a signature song; now, through Tanasi Council, the "Coat of Many Colors" is a patch program helping Girl Scouts develop self-esteem and compassion for others.

The first 450 girls who earned the patch were from Parton's native East Tennessee, and she honored them at her Dollywood theme park Saturday, June 13 with colorful patches and huge hugs.  She also performed the legendary song, weaving a strong connection with an audience a generation apart in age, but strongly united in spirit.

Parton became a lifetime member of Girl Scouts in 2007 and wore her own Girl Scout uniform, complete with patches representing her own lifetime of accomplishments, for the celebration.

"Now, I think twice before saying something to someone who looks or seems different; I don't want to hurt their feelings," says Girl Scout Melia Killion. "Plus, you can be rich without having a lot of money, as long as you have people who love you ... And I am rich!"

The Coat of Many Colors patch is now available to all councils.  Please note, however, that the patch is on order and it will be approximately 4-6 weeks before the patch is actually in their store.  The cost is $1.50 per patch.

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