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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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Our own Erin  has been selected as one of GSUSA's National Young Women of Distinction. Erin earned her Gold Award in 2009 with her project "Life's Landing Pad" and is one of only 10 girls nationwide selected for this award. 

Read more about Erin's project on the GSUSA website http://www.girlscouts.org/convention/whats_happening/ywod.asp. Erin is a 2009 graduate of Citronelle High School, and is currently a junior at Judson College.  She will speak at the National Convention in Houston this November, where she will receive her award and a scholarship. 

Congratulations, Erin! We're so proud of you!


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.

There are fun games, activities, quizzes and videos for girl scouts of all ages at www.girlscouts.org/forgirls -- check it!

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WhosthatGirl.jpgExcellent news! The Girl Scout Research Institute is celebrating its 10th Anniversary tomorrow, November, 4, with an exciting event "Who's that Girl? Self-Image in the 21st Century". This event will take place in New York City but we can join via Ustream at 5:30 p.m. central standard time when the panel begins. At the event, GSUSA will be releasing new findings from a new study on girls and social media, including this refreshing statistic:

"92 percent of girls would give up all of their social networking friends if it meant keeping their best friend." - Girl Scout Research Institute, 2010

 

On the Ustream, guests will be hearing from a panel of adult and girl culture experts including Emme, supermodel and founder, Body Image Council, Maya Enista, CEO, mobilize.org, Gabi Gregg, MTV Twitter Jockey, Peggy Orenstein, Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; and Janie Victoria Ward, professor of education, Simmons College. We will also hear from a panel of girls from the New York City area.

Share this Ustream link with friends: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whosthatgirl

Girl Scouts of the USA is working with Entertainment One, the distributors of the new film "The Secret of Moonacre," to spread the Girl Scouts 2010 brand campaign messaging. We are pleased to share that the Girl Scouts' "What Did You Do Today?" campaign video has been included as a feature on all DVDs and Blu-rays of "The Secret of Moonacre" - currently available in stores.

An acclaimed adaptation of the beloved, classic children's novel The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge, "The Secret of Moonacre" is a new family fantasy spectacle directed by Gabor Csupo ("Bridge to Terabithia") that stars up-and-coming actress Dakota Blue Richards along with Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry and Natascha McElhone. This fairy-tale adventure - complete with magical castles, unforgettable characters and mythical beasts - is rated PG, and is Dove Family-Approved.

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"The Secret of Moonacre" website for more information. There you will also find a special article posted for Girl Scouts of the USA that explains "How Dakota Blue Richards became Maria Merryweather."

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Girl Scouts of the USA invites all Girl Scouts and their friends to join a live online chat with actors Joey King and Selena Gomez, stars of the upcoming movie, Ramona and Beezus, debuting in theaters July 23! The webcast will take place on Wednesday, July 21 at 1 p.m. CST. In order to participate, you must click on the following link a few minutes before the chat begins: http://www.walden.com/stream. Want to ask the stars a question? Send them to Sabrina Sanchez at ssanchez@girlscouts.org by Tuesday, July 20.

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The unveiling of the new Girl Scout brand will take place on July 6, 2010. On that day, GSUSA will launch the "What Did You Do Today?" campaign, which focuses on the incredible experiences that girls can have as Girl Scouts. During this launch event, Venus Williams, a big supporter of Girl Scouts, will be at Girl Scouts of the USA's headquarters in New York City to talk to a group of Girl Scouts and key members of the media about why she decided to be part of the new brand campaign and to present the new Girl Scout advertisement in which she's featured.

 

The July 6 launch event can be seen online via Ustream.  To view the Ustream link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brand-launch
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GSUSA currently has great destinations still available for 2010. The destinations that are not marked FULL on their website are accepting late applications. As the destinations fill, they will update the website to reflect the change. Because the standard late application deadline of Feb.16 is past, there are no hard dates for when the event sponsors will stop accepting applications.

 

If the Chattanooga mini-destination isn't exactly what you had in mind, check these out at: http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_list.asp?catid=0

GSUSA just let us know that in celebration of Girl Scout Week, the CBS Early Show will air a Girl Scout segment tomorrow morning (Thursday, March 11, 2010) beginning at 7:30 a.m. (We believe this is Eastern Standard Time, but haven't been able to confirm yet.)  If you're already on your way to school at that hour, maybe someone you know can Tivo it!

 

At about 8:30 a.m., one of the hosts will conduct an interview with Laurel Richie, Chief Marketing Officer, about new things going on in Girl Scouting.   Laurel Richie is the special guest speaker at our annual meeting, March 27!

 

Girl Scouts from at least five Tri-State area councils will fill the CBS plaza; and former Girl Scout Gold Award earner Chelsea Masterson--along with current Girl Scout Troop Leader from Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore (see Troop Web site: www.orgsites.com) is expected to chat alongside Laurel about the benefits of Girl Scouting.

 

Happy Girl Scout Week!  

On Thursday, October 29, 2009 President Barack Obama signed the Girl Scouts of the USA Commemorative Coin Act authorizing the minting of 350,000 silver dollar coins in honor of Girl Scouts and the achievements of the 50 million women across the nation whose lives have been influenced by Girl Scouting. This legislation enjoyed strong bipartisan support, with more than 300 cosponsors in the House, and more than 70 cosponsors in the Senate. The measure passed unanimously in both the House and Senate earlier this month.  

The Girl Scouts Centennial Commemorative Coin will be minted in 2013, marking the end of the celebration of our first 100 years and the beginning of our second century of leadership. Ten dollars from the sale of each coin will go to GSUSA to help fund much-needed renovations at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia. The bill also calls for the Secretary of the Treasury, in collaboration with the GSUSA and the Commission of Fine Arts, to design the coin in a manner "emblematic of the centennial of Girl Scouts."

This victory would not have happened without your support.  Through your efforts, more than 40,000 messages were sent to Members of Congress asking for their support. Thanks to each of you, we are poised to have a Girl Scouts commemorative coin to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting!

Calling all Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts everywhere are encouraged to tell the world how they are Remarkable, Energetic, Aspirational Leaders by entering the Justine R.E.A.L. Girl contest where the prize is a feature in the national teen/tween lifestyle magazine, Justine.
 
This R.E.A.L. Girl Contest is open only to Girl Scouts between the ages of 13-19, who are working to make the world a better place in their local communities and beyond.  The winner will be featured in an article telling all about her activities as the R.E.A.L. Girl, and she will win a trip to the Justine offices in Memphis, Tennessee, for a professional photo shoot, as well as other fun prizes and Justine subscriptions for her troop and her school library.
 
Submissions will be accepted until mid-January 2010, and the finalists and winner will be selected in February. For more information and contest rules, check out:
justinemagazine.com.

ali4.jpgAt twenty years old, Alli Owens is signed with D'Hondt Motorsports and drives the #19 Toyota under the ElectrifyingCareers.com banner. A 2010 Nationwide Series hopeful, Owens got her start in the BMX Bicycle circuit, moved to a dirt track at Volusia Speedway Park in 2003, competes currently in the renowned ARCA RE/MAX Series and has her sights set on being a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. Her sponsorships range from the National Electrical Contractor's Association to Nutrisystem.  Owens also happens to be a Girl Scouts enthusiast, inviting girls to attend racing events and participating in the National Girls and Women In Sports Day.

 

Read more about this at GSUSA's blog!

Are you Twitterific?  Well, Girl Scouts is being talked about by lots of people on Twitter - including Taylor Swift!  On July 23, she tweeted, "Girl Scouts came to my meet and greet and brought Girl Scout cookies. Beyond stoked."  If you are on, you'll want to follow GSUSA's official Twitter page at twitter.com/girl_scouts

 

Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Join at twitter.com to start receiving GSUSA's  tweets.

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