- Ways to help disaster survivors
- Planning for disasters in our own communities
- Thinking big about preventing future disasters.
Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors from Troops
9065, 9261 and 9305 travelled to Atlanta, GA on March 16th to enjoy Medieval
Times Scout Day. But that wasn't the only reason they travelled to Atlanta.
After Medieval Times the group had planned a visit to one of the local Ronald
McDonald Houses. The three troops collected pop can tabs and items from the
RMHC wishlist and created several baskets to donate to the organization. As
part of their Care to Share donation, the troops also donated 2 cases of
Upon arrival at the house, the group was greeted by Ms. Mary Beth. Ms. Mary Beth provided information and a tour of the facility. She also provided the group a special meeting with a very special person, an 8-year-old girl named LaMiya. LaMiya, her mother and baby sister were residents. Ms. Mary Beth said she told LaMiya of our visit and that she couldn't wait to meet us, but we were not aware of meeting LaMiya. After hearing her story, there was not one dry eye in the group. We were moved by LaMiya's big smile and the brightness of her big brown eyes. Tracey Brown, Co-leader of Troop 9065 said this was her 3rd trip she had arranged to a RMHC and had never met a resident before, so this was quite a nice surprise to everyone.
The troop was not aware of LaMiya's birthday was the next day, March 17th and wanted to give her a special birthday gift. After quick thinking, the troop came up with a solution, Jennifer Asiatico, Co-leader of Troop 9065 had purchased a crown from Medieval Times and that would be her special birthday gift. The group sang Happy Birthday to LaMiya and presented her with her special crown to make her princess for her special day. LaMiya was so very happy and she shared a story about her boyfriend and she even danced for us to a Justin Bieber song. When she finished her dance, it was time for us to leave. LaMiya made sure she hugged everyone in the group as we said our good-byes. Before we loaded into our vehicles, we gathered together and Tracey Brown, stated this is what Girl Scouts is all about and makes it so worthwhile. As the group drove away, LaMiya came outside to wave a last good-bye.
What a great idea to combine a fun event with community service! Your quick thinking gave LaMiya a birthday she will always remember!
Allyson, Annabelle, Angelina, Brennan, Claire, Erica, Hope, Josie, Kate, Katy, Madison, and Tyler, all of Troop 9327, love animals! Under the guidance of their Troop Leader, Lisa Harden, the Junior Scouts chose this project as their Bronze Award project. The Brownie Scouts completed some parts of it as the Take Action Project for their Journey and to earn their Brownie Pets badge. But mostly, they did this project to help the animals.
In a joint interview, the girls shared all the details. Read on for their great ideas and activities.
What did you do? We went to orientation and were trained as Montgomery Humane Shelter Junior Volunteers club members. The first time we all volunteered at the Shelter we walked dogs, washed puppies, cleaned pet cages and litter boxes, and rolled newspaper. The second time we all volunteered we made vaccination kits for cats and rolled newspaper. We also volunteered in small groups and walked dogs. In meetings, we sewed cat toys in the shape of mice, baked dog treats, made fleece tied beds, made dog chew toys out of strips from old t-shirts, and make disposable litter boxes. We also made a poster explaining volunteering and what the shelter needs for donations. Some of our troop presented the poster at our school's honor society meeting. We paid for our supplies from our cookie sale proceeds. We also donated shredded paper, dog food, and other supplies.
When did this take place? We started this project in October of 2012 and finished in March of 2013.
Where did this happen? We volunteered at the Montgomery Humane Shelter, we made things at our regular Girl Scout meeting place, we baked dog treats in a kitchen, and we raised cookie proceeds at a booth sale.
Your Favorite Part of this Project?
We really liked making things for the animals, walking and bathing dogs, playing with cats, and making vaccination kits.
Congratulations to the girls of Troop 9327 -- you are truly Girl Scouts who make the world a better place!
The name of our Girl Scout Junior Bronze Award Project is "YES PAL!" That stands for "Your Emergency Supplies for People and Animals Locally." The project fits the name.
The Juniors of troop 7098 in Auburn, Al, made 100 shoeboxes with emergency supplies. Some of the supplies included were water bottles, toothbrushes, a list of local vets, canned pet food, emergency contact numbers, brochures on what to do in case of an emergency, stuffed animals, a water-proof bag for important documents and a mini first-aid kit. We wanted to make our community aware of what to do in case of an emergency for themselves and for their pets. We knew this need was important after our area had a tornado come through in Auburn. We had the opportunity to meet with people at the EMA, the Red Cross and our local Lee County Humane Society. We had great fun helping our community, working together as team and earning our Bronze Award.
The Junior girls that made this effort happen are 7 sweet girls and 2 amazing leaders. They are Analia, Eden, Sadie Lynne, Sydney, Naomi, Caroline and Jessica. Our extremely helpful leaders are Betsy Stallworth and Melinda Stewart.
We learned that with a team you have to work together and if you do anything is possible!! Once we made our 100 boxes we distributed them around our community. We gave them to each family in our troop, to the East Alabama Community Market, The Humane Society, and other local neighborhoods and organizations.
Our Bronze Award was overall a great success and helped our community. It was an amazing experience for our whole group!Written by Girl Scout Jessica and Troop Leader Melinda Stewart
Cookie sales are a good way to give young girls the foundation to be outgoing and wonderful sales persons. It gave me confidence because it pushed me to go up to people and ask if they wanted to buy my product. Now that I am 11 (almost 12) I am very outgoing. Also, I find it fun to yell out "Girl Scout cookies for sale!".
Spending time with friends at cookie booths is always a blast, but my favorite part is that it helps out a charity with the donations that we receive. Our Troop for example, Troop 9192, is donating to our Senior Center. So it proves to those very few who think that Girl Scouts don't really help out our community like we say, that we really do help our community. How many kids can say that they have been a tremendous help to the community? A few, but Girl Scouts do it all of the time!
Shifts begin Monday, December 19, starting at 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and shifts continue every day until Christmas Eve from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
We can use 2-3 volunteers per shift. Minimum age to volunteer with an adult is 10. Minimum age to volunteer without an adult is 16. Wear comfortable shoes and feel free to show your holiday spirit!
Students, you can get credit for community service hours. Please join us to support a great cause and spread holiday cheer at the Eastdale Mall in Montgomery, AL!
Contact person: Melinda Stallworth (phone) 334-272-9164 (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
Work it out, Girl Scouts! Taking a lead from United We Serve: Let's Read. Let's Move, a Girl Scout troop from Waldorf, Maryland decided to cartwheel their way to better health and literacy. Brownie Troop 6202 joined forces with the Charles County Public Library, holding their first annual "Cartwheel-a-thon for a Cause" last month at White Plains Regional Park in White Plains, Maryland.
During the event, children and their families participated in fun
activities including sack races, hoola hoop contests and other outdoor
games. But it didn't stop there: kids and parents received information
about how to stay active and healthy all summer long.
For more information on United We Serve and how you and your troop can take action, visit www.serve.gov
Service Unit 914 invites you to a Halloween Festival Thursday, October 29, 6 - 8 p.m. at Dalraida United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Wear your favorite costume and join the fun! Each troop in Service Unit 914 is hosting a game! Win prizes and candy. Hot dogs, chips and drink will be available for purchase at a cheap price.
The "dead"line for registration is Friday, October 23. E-mail email@example.com with the number of girls from your troop.
Siblings may attend, but must be accompanied by the parent who must stay for the event. No non-family members please.
Help us fight hunger! Each Girl Scout is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. The Girl Scout with the most food by weight will win a trophy. For every 10 lbs of food, the Girl Scout will receive a raffle ticket for door prizes.
Hi, my name is Savannah C. (pictured right) I am a Junior Girl Scout in Troop 8062, and we are trying to earn our Girl Scout Bronze Award. I am asking for your support for a special project called "Spooky to be Hungry." This project helps people in Baldwin County get canned food to their families so they can have food, especially during the holidays.
All this takes is three easy steps. First, put a bag with a flyer on your neighbors front door on October 17. Then in one week (October 24), go to that neighbors' house and pick up the bags which should be left on the doorstep. Last, on October 25, bring all the bags to your leader. Go with your troop to the Ecumenical Ministries in Fairhope to drop off the bags between 2 and 4 p.m. My troop will be there collecting, counting, and sorting all of the canned goods.
Last year my troop raised over 500 cans. Just think how many cans all Girl Scout troops in our area could raise. That will certainly make it less "Spooky to be Hungry." After we count all the food, we will report back the wonderful results.
THANK YOU so much for helping us make it LESS "Spooky to be Hungry."
Hi, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
GO GIRL SCOUTS!!
There are many veterans who are hospitalized, and they are of all
ages. Some do not have families, and getting a card from you or your troop would mean so much! Cards for any holiday are welcome. The link
below provides guidelines and dates.
This is something you can easily do at a meeting or at home and will provide comfort, support and appreciation for the men and women who have served our country. Here's the link:VeteransCards.doc
My name is Haley E. and my Gold Award Project is called "SilverBells" . This is an adoption of Elderly residents in the local nursing homes in Baldwin County for Christmas gifts! I have 150 'Silver Bells" that need adopting, and I am hoping that my sister Girl Scout troops can help.
I have placed my "Silver Bells" at Fairhope Phsycial Therapy Center and at The Blue Marlin. I will also bring some of my Silver Bells to the Council office after Thanksgiving.
If any one would like to adopt a 'Silver Bell" they can email me at SilverBells08@bellsouth.net. I can email them a Silver Bell of their choice to them.
Thanks for your help!
Girl Scout Troop 8311