Results tagged “Cadettes” from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

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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

 

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Through a special partnership with the Navistar LPGA Classic, girls and adults from across the council are invited to volunteer at this prestigious golf tournament, which attracts well-known female golfers from around the country to Prattville's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.  Girl volunteers, ages 11-17, are needed for Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, to serve as standard bearers.  Each girl will be paired with a golfer, carry their insignia and will walk the course with them that day.  Since the golfers tee off at different times, beginning around 7 a.m., we will assign each girl to a specific tee time.  Please note that girls are required to be there about an hour prior to the tee off time and will be on the golf course for several hours.
 
Adults are also asked to volunteer.  Some may serve as standard bearers, while others will assist in other duties for Navistar, as assigned.
 
Prior to the event, girls and adults will be asked to attend (in person or via conference call) an hour-long training sometime in August prior to the event.  
 
The price to attend this event is $12 per person. Girl and adult volunteers will receive a Navistar  LPGA Dri-fit T-shirt, special 100th anniversary Girl Scout cap (to be worn at the event...we want them to know you're a Girl Scout!), Navistar baseball cap or visor, five tickets for use during any day of the event, light refreshments while they are working and a commemorative patch.
 
We are only allowed to have 50-60 girls/adults volunteer on Saturday and only 20-30 on Sunday, so be sure to register soon!
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When: July 16-18, 2010

Age: Juniors & up 

Cost: approximately $150 per person TBD soon; Cookie Bucks or destination funds accepted.  

You talked, and we listened!  We've received several requests for a mini-destination for which girls can use their cookie money.  Here's the perfect opportunity.   Spend the weekend in Chattanooga, TN, seeing many local attractions. 

After enjoying a moonlight cruise Friday evening, we will sleep at the pier of the Chattanooga Riverboat Company.  Saturday will be spent visiting the aquarium and other local attractions.  Saturday night, we will spend the night at the Creative Discovery Museum.  Sunday morning will be an underground adventure at Raccoon Mountain - caving for the adventurous and a walking cavern tour for everyone else.   Price includes sleepover lodging, meals (Friday dinner -- Sunday breakfast), an event patch, entrance fees and caving equipment rental.  Transportation is not included.

Minimum: 50; Maximum: 100

Registration deadline: $25 non-refundable deposit per person due to the Mobile Service Center May 1, 2010.

The $25 non-refundable deposit is required for all participants, including girls using cookie money.

Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, extension 1202

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.

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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!

csi.jpgHi!  I'm Lily from Cadette Troop 8369.  I attended the Kappa Delta Badge Day.  My troop signed up for "Uncovering the Evidence" which was about techniques used to solve crimes. 

There was a professional forensic specialist who talked to us about all the different ways crimes are solved, and how scientists help each other to solve them.  Her talk was very interesting and she told great stories about the dumb stuff criminals do.  I guess we are lucky they aren't too bright!  She made a career in forensics sound really cool.

We tried out some forensic techniques, like taking fingerprints and estimating the height of a victim from the length of some of their bones.  My favorite was when we extracted DNA from strawberries! 

The Kappa Delta sorority sisters were great.  They were really friendly and they helped us work through the techniques.  If you have a chance to do something with them this year, sign up! 

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I am a Cadette Girl Scout in a troop of six of my closest friends, led by my mom. We have meetings once a month on a Friday and we do the craziest things.

About three weeks ago we had a meeting, and did a scavenger hunt at 10:00 at night. We split into groups of 3 (one of the girls had to leave early) and took off, armed with our cell phones, ready to take pictures. One of the groups found a green truck and walked up the houses driveway to take a picture. I was in the other group and we were rounding the curve coming on to that street. Suddenly, a cop car pulled up and put its lights on. They exited the car and walked up to the group. My group took off running and when we got there, the police officers were questioning the girls about whether they had been stealing door knobs or vandalizing other people's property. We explained to them we were Girl Scouts on a scavenger hunt and they told us that from now on, we should take pictures from the street.

We all started walking back towards our house. My friend and I decided to race back home. We got back and told my mom about the police officers. We waited, and waited, and waited. About eight minutes later we walked onto the porch and yelled, "You guys, are you coming?" As they walked into the light they were giggling hysterically. One girl was on the phone. I said, "What happened?" They told the story through bursts of laughter. A car had passed by full of Theodore kids coming home from the football game. They had thrown eggs out of the window of the car as they passed by. My mom said, "Well who is on the phone then?" They said it was the police and they had given my address.

When the car pulled up and the policemen walked up, you wouldn't have believed our surprise. It was the same men we had talked to earlier that night. They listened to our story as we tried to talk over each other. Then the car sped by and we pointed and said, "That's them! That's them!" They ran to the car and said they would be back. They never came back, some of the girls think that they caught the guys, but I think they just thought we were crazy.

-- Press Rep Elisabeth

Troop 9349 from Enterprise, Alabama spent months making quilts to present to Ft. Ruckers soldiers who have served overseas as part of their Bronze/Silver Award Projects.  Working with a local quilt shop, they learned sewing and quilting skills, had lots of fun, and took pride in creating a project from planning to completion.  They were part of a special ceremony to present quilts to the soldiers -- one of whom was the father of one of the quilting Girl Scouts!

They were even featured on local television.  Here is the link to the broadcast.  Check it out!

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