Results tagged “100th Anniversary” from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

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Would Daisy have ever dreamed that Girl Scouts would meet at our nation's capital to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting?

In June, I went to Washington D.C. with Girl Scouts for the National Sing-Along. The trip up was so much fun. I made new friends and got to see old ones. As soon as we were in D.C., we went to the Arlington National Cemetery. One thing I will never forget is President Kennedy's grave because he has an eternal flame over him. I'm glad we were there for a week because we got to see all the memorials. I got to go to Ford's Theater where Lincoln was shot and to the house across the street where he died. Lincoln is the only president that continues to this day to have books written about him. Dinner that night was at The Hard Rock Café. It was so much fun! Girl Scouts were able to dance in front of everyone.

At Girl Scouts Rock the Mall it was very hot but it did not stop people from singing and dancing. You don't know how many Girl Scouts there are until you see so many of them are in one city. After we left Mall, we went across the street to take pictures in front of The White House. If you turn around you can take a picture and make it look like you are holding up The Washington Monument. Every day when we got to the hotel we had no trouble sleeping.

I loved this trip and would love to do it again!

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Hi! I'm Press Rep Tori. I went to Washington, D. C.  for Rock the Mall. 

It was not really a mall, even though it is spelled the same way. It's really just a bunch of famous museums.   It was at the Washington Monument and I got to meet Girl Scouts from all over the world and I mean, ALL over the world.  I got to meet a Girl Scout from Canada and from Great Britain.  Everywhere we stopped we had Girl Scouts asking to trade swaps and I got a lot of them! 

We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe for a Girl Scout breakfast and it was really good.  My mom and I wanted to meet the girls from "So Random!" (they are movie stars) at one of the booths.  They were signing autographs but we didn't stop because it was SOOOO hot. We also wanted to do a DOVE commercial but we didn't because it was so hot and so crowded. It was so crowded it was hard to move. 

I still think it was really cool that I got to see 100 years of Girl Scouting from all over the world! Just seeing the Girl Scouts made me proud to be one myself!

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Time passes steadily, regardless of whether or not you're paying attention. Society evolves, affecting young men and women everywhere. A century ago, at Girl Scouting's inception, skirt lengths brushed the floor and women were forced to adhere to strict gender roles. Juliet Gordon Low called for young girls to challenge the stereotypes placed upon them, and seek personal augmentation by improving their courage, confidence, and character. The newfound availability for girls to aspire to a different future has strengthened throughout the last one hundred years. As fashions changed and social boundaries re-arranged, Girl Scouting evolved to accommodate the divergent times. The dedication of our leaders has allowed for social, physical and mental empowerment of young women that might never have been accomplished otherwise. Girls today can build fires like hikers of days gone by, while at the same time helping to design a spaceship of the future. The wrinkles, we as an organization have gathered through the years, prepare us for future successes. In the next one hundred years, we will only improve. Our discoveries will light the younger generations to further discoveries. The domino effect instigated by courageous women today will result in more confident, wise young girls. As time advances, so will our world. And, if the last century has been any indication, future girl scouts are more than ready to accept the challenges 2112 will bring. 

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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

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To commemorate the 100 Anniversary, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama invites troops to make a quilt block that illustrates a special activity (ex. service project) or Girl Scout heritage.The quilt blocks will be used to make as many queen-size quilts as possible.They will be displayed at Council events during the Centennial Celebration.

Please follow the guidelines listed below.

  • 9 ½ X 9 ½ block of bleached muslin (available at fabric shops)
  • Leave ¼ inch border on all sides for seams
  • Please use a suitable medium in making the quilt block (no glue-on items such as sequins, glitter, foam cut-outs, pom-poms, buttons, religious symbols, etc.)
  • Include $5.00 to defray the cost of having the blocks quilted

Please send the quilt block to: Gloria Burton

                                              145 Coliseum Blvd.

                                              Montgomery, AL 36109-2707

If you have questions, please call Gloria at 334-272-9164 (Montgomery Office) or 334-462-9631.  

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My name is Aliyah.  I'm an 8th grader at Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet School.  Along with loving Girl Scouts, I love playing volleyball.  I've been a Girl Scout since I was in 1st grade.  I've had lots of fun too.  

The event I liked the most was when we went  with our troop leader and co-leader to a huge Girl Scout Event.  It was awesome!  The companies that Girl Scouts get cookies, fall product and uniforms from were all there.  I met professional basketball players, took a picture with Tony the Tiger, tried out computers, and we played games like golf, basketball and archery.  

I also enjoyed going to Florida to the beach with my troop.  Even though it rained while we were there, we got a chance to see the white sand and learn what the different color flags on the beach meant and we even built sand castles. Some of these helped us earn a Girl Scout patch.   I am looking forward to being able to travel to other states while I am in Girl Scouts.  

I am proud to say I'm a part of 100 years of Girl Scouting.  I enjoyed the 100th celebration at Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  There were tables where you could do basket weaving, make key chains, earn patches, buy cotton candy and Girl Scout cookies. My favorite table was the face painting booth.  The girls painted a picture of a volleyball on my face.

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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!

Do you love Disney World? Do you love Girl Scouts? Then this bridging ceremony is just for you! Girl Scouts and their families are invited to a special ceremony May 26 or 27 at Epcot. 

This isn't a Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama program, but is a wonderful opportunity to combine two things girls love -- Girl Scouting and Disney World -- into an unforgettable bridging event.

ttendees will participate in a ceremonial welcome and pledge before dividing into smaller groups for the bridging experience. Each Girl Scout will receive 1 commemorative event item and access to badge alignment e-materials. Disney characters will be on hand to surprise and congratulate the Girl Scouts. Add on youth programs are available.

Register before this event reaches capacity (or May 1, whichever comes first) and receive reduced ticket prices and hotel rooms (online).

Registration information :http://www.disneynow.com/accounts/register123/subaccount/dygp/events/youthgirlscouts/UPDATED_Girl_Scouts_at_Disney_Pricing_and_InformationFL_6.pdf

Note: this event is not sponsored by Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. It is open to troops or individual Girl Scout families.  Answers to frequently asked questions:http://www.disneynow.com/accounts/register123/subaccount/dygp/events/youthgirlscouts/Bridging_into_the_Next_Century_Event_Frequently_Asked_Questions.pdf

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The "I Want to Rock the Mall" YouTube Contest, generously sponsored by K12, will launch on November 10, 2011 and registered Girl Scouts may post their video entry through April 20, 2012. One talented Girl Scout (and adult chaperone) will win a trip to Washington, DC to perform on stage at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall

Click here to download flyer PDF.  
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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!

100annivpatch.jpgDid you know that Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is celebrating 100 years of Scouting in 2012?

There's a new patch program to help us all get ready for a great Centennial celebration.  One of our volunteers, Gigi B., developed this excellent patch program to help us celebrate and to appreciate how our council became what it is today. This patch may only be earned from March 2011 through December 2012. Check out the patch program document.

The patch requirements fall under three categories: Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. history; Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama history; and Girl Scout history-related service project. 

A patch that will go with the council's souvenir celebration patch will be available only to girls and adults completing this patch program, so plan to earn this special patch!

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