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Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama has two scholarship programs available to graduating senior Girl Scouts.  

The Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship is based on community service and service-based career choice.

The Ellen Autrey Anderson Gold Award Scholarship is given to a GSSA Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award and meets other criteria. 

Deadline to apply for either or both of these scholarships is March 1.  

Questions? Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz or Jeannie Napper.
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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.

thankyoudaysign.jpgGirl Scout Troop Leader Kelly Clark was rescued by first responders after a bad car accident.  In her gratitude she created National Thank You Day.  Here is the information she shared with us:

May 19 has been set aside as "National Thank You Day" for our First  Responders -  Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Technicians and Hospital Emergency Room personnel.  We need to thank them for protecting us and saving lives.

Let's make it a memorable day again!  One of the ways that troops can help with this fantastic service project, is to have the whole troop create personal thank you cards and then personally deliver those cards to local Police Departments, Fire Departments and hospital Emergency Rooms on May 19.  There are many more ideas at  http://bigtimethanks.wordpress.com/

Girl Scouts l create personal thank you cards!  They just need to say "Thank You for ALL You Do!" or any other phrase that seems appropriate to your troop.  Some might say "Thank You for saving my puppy" or "Thank You for catching bad guys" or something personal like that.  Let's just create stacks of personal thank you cards!

Make the cards and then your troop/group can deliver them to whichever department they choose.  It is an easy project  and would mean so, so much to those that receive the cards!    

Please see the links below for more information and ideas.  Also see the Youtube link to see many Girl Scouts delivering Thank You's!  You and your troop could be in the next video!

Kelly Avery Clark
SU 411/412
Troop 42272 & 42647
May 19th - National Thank You Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRwokmk-ELg
      Look for National Thank You Day Group on facebook
http://bigtimethanks.wordpress.com/
Have you ever looked at the birds in your backyard, maybe even counted them?  Then you are all set to be a citizen-scientist and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count during F
American Robin -- Humber Bay Park (East) (Toro...

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eb 18-21.  All it takes is to spend 15 minutes tallying the different birds in your yard, neighborhood or other location sometime during the days of the Bird Count.  Then go to www.birdcount.org and enter the highest number of each type of bird you saw.

How does this help science?  When lots of people all over the country participate, we get a look at how bird populations change in number and location.  Scientists use this information to monitor bird health and migrations.

This could be a fun activity for a troop meeting, a family, or just time relaxing by yourself in the backyard.  More information  can be found at www.birdcount.org



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Back by popular demand, Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA,  is pleased to announce the return of the Spring Scout Adventure, May 14-15, 2011.  Wild Adventures has designed a weekend adventure designed especially for  Girl Scouts from across the Southeast.
 
The weekend begins with camping on Friday night.  Saturday includes a fun-filled day in the Park, complete with catered buffet exclusively for scouts, a bottomless soda wristband for the day, with an event patch, all for $39.99 per person (+ tax).  Saturday night, there will be a Special Guest around the campfire in the camping area.  The weekend continues on Sunday with a second fun-filled day in the Park.  Splash Island Water Park admission is also included both days!

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