Results tagged “Press Rep” from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
Hi my name is Patricia and I'm a member of Troop 9195 in Dothan.
I want to tell you about the wonderful time I had at the George Washington Carver Museum this past weekend. he museum is located in downtown Dothan, and honors George Washington Carver and other African Americans who have a made a difference in our country.
One of my favorite activities was choosing a person featured in the museum to talk about. I choose Dr. Patricia Bath, who was the first female black doctor to get a patent for a laser that works on the eye. I thought it was cool that both of our names is Patricia. Next, we got to do a time line worksheet. Whoever finished their time line first got a t-shirt. Even though I did not win it was fun.
We also got to a new exhibit with 100 inventions that George Washington Carver made with peanuts. Another cool thing is that the museum was once a bus stop. It was a great learning experience. If you are ever in Dothan, check it out!
First of all, the Girl Scout Promise means honor to me that you are promising to respect other people, and to show the respect to things in life and for God. I show honor by going to church, help people when they need it, and much more, and it is important for every Girl Scout is to live by the Girl Scout Law!
The Girl Scout Law means to me is that every Girl Scout should do their best to be honest and fair because if you don't you will be breaking the Girl Scout law. A way to be honest and fair is to be a good sport and to be honest and truthful about things. Another way is to be friendly and helpful! I like to be friendly and helpful by helping my friends with home work and have a good relationship with them.
Also, you should be considerate and caring. One way to be considerate is to help someone that is unable to do certain things like my friend's mom is blind so I help lead the way to the car. Caring is similar to being considerate but it's not the same thing. I like to pray or think about someone that's sick or making someone a happy birthday card on their birthday. There are so many ways you can help people.
To be courageous and strong is one of my favorite things to learn about in Girl Scouts. I have helped a friend of mine before who people were being mean to and that made me feel courageous! To be strong is to stick up for someone that is being bullied or sticking up for yourself.
To be responsible for what you say and do is if you clean up a mess you made or do what you say you will do. I respect myself by taking care of myself and I like to respect others by listening to what they're saying and being nice and generous.
Respect authority is to obey your parent and adults when they're talking to you. My mom always reminds me to thank adults for what they do for me and that makes them smile!
As Press Rep this year, I will be able to report on what my troop is doing to earn our Get Moving badge for using resources wisely and show other Scouts how to make the world a better place and to be a sister to every Girl Scout!
Hello, my name is Tamatha and I'm here to tell you what a wonderful day I had.
We went to Botanical Gardens in Dothan with the Girl Scouts. There were 8 troops and 75 girls who attended. We played 3 games, one was where you had to toss plastic pumpkins into a bin. Then there was another game where you had to roll the tennis ball at the tin cans and no matter if you won or not you got candy or a prize. The last game was like a ring toss game.
Another really fun thing was you could decorate a cupcake. You could put candy, or icing, or frosting, or you could choose all of those. I chose a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. After that you could have your face painted. My friend Kaitlyn and I both got minions painted on our faces.
Then the really fun craft we made was bookmarks. The materials used were paperclips and ribbons. You had to put the ribbon through the paperclip and tie it like you were tying your shoe, and then you had a bookmark. The last but not least was our scavenger hunt. We had 34 riddles and we had to find the scarecrow that matches the riddle and your troop leader would check if you were right.
Now that was my fun day at Botanical Gardens, What about you?
My Girl Scout troop, Troop 9327, recently had second graders join us. We are enjoying having Cadettes and Brownies.
The Cadettes are earning our Leadership In Action Award by helping the Brownies earn their WOW Journey. As part of the Journey, our troop went the Lanark Nature Center in Millbrook. The Nature Center has a new Discovery Center and a new program in which you can spend half a day or a whole day with a naturalist learning about different aspects of nature. We explored the Discovery Center and went on a creek hike with a naturalist and learned about stream ecology, Cypress trees, and wildlife that lives in or around streams. We had a great time.
-- submitted by Press Rep Claire
Hi! My name is Tamatha. I have been in Girl Scouts for four years. Every year at cookie season, I make a goal for where I want to sell up to. This year I want to sell up to 500 boxes. Instead of just making a goal for us, we can make a goal for the troop by selling enough cookies and getting enough money, we can go on trips like the Birmingham Zoo.
Our troop also has to make decisions by deciding what trip we will go on. We also have to decide how many cookies to bring to booth sales. When we have a booth sale at the mall for three hours, we will decide on how the cookies usually sell and how many hours we are selling. If Thanks-a-lots sell really well, we will bring 3 or 4 cases, but if Lemonades don't sell that well, we will only bring 1 or 2 cases.
When my troop earned the Money Management badge, we had to learn that when a customer bought two boxes of cookies it would cost $7.00 and if they paid with a $10 bill, they would get $3 back; but if they pay with a $20 bill, they would get $13 back. If we bought 2 movie tickets and each are $6 and we pay with a $20 bill, we will get $8 back.
I learn how to communicate with different people by being polite using manners, listening to people and lots of others. When selling cookies, you have to be able to ask politely. I learn to be courteous by listening to why they want to buy cookies and why they do not want to buy cookies and accepting their reasons.
Selling cookies is a business and I am a part of that business. I learn how to take care of money and give correct change. I learned a whole lot about supply and demand. Having enough cookies for the demand of my customers, keeps me very busy.
As a Girl Scout and part of the cookie business, I have learned a whole lot and will learn more with each cookie sale.
After being in Girl Scouts for seven years, I have learned a lot of things. Most of those things are the five skills of Girl Scouts that you see on all the boxes and cases of Girl Scout Cookies: money management, goal setting, decision making, people skills, and business ethics.
With the money, sometimes the leader will help us tell the customer how much it is so you have to know a little math. We don't handle the actual money though. As for goal setting, I think the girls, as do I , like having to work toward, so the prizes are a motivation and just being able to say "this year I sold the most cookies." My troop is always so excited about the award ceremony at the end of Cookie Season to see how many cookies they sold. The cookies themselves play into the decision making. I mean, who wants to decide which cookies you want to get! They're all so delicious and I think most everyone can agree with me on that! Anyway, the 4th skill: people skills. I am not that good with people, but as the years have gone by I've slowly opened up and stopped cowering by the table and started asking more and more people if they would like to buy cookies. Business ethics make up a small part of each of these too.
The point is, I have learned things like different math skills, how to make and fulfill goals, make tricky decisions, communicate properly with people, and business skills I can use in the future. Girl Scouting is a great thing and can teach many other children very valuable skills that they will appreciate later in the future.
-- Press Rep Angel
December 22, 2014 began my seventh year of selling cookies. This year I used the new CoCo Direct (Digital Cookie) and sent emails. I have already reached 1/3 of my goal selling just to family and friends, so I think this sale year is going great.
Over the years I have learned that math is important in making change and keeping up with orders; that customers respond to politeness and enthusiasm; and that cookie selling is more complicated than just walking around with an order form, and takes planning and budgeting.
My troop is raising money this year to go zip lining and to pay for a dolphin encounter. Last year we used cookie proceeds to spend the night in the Atlanta Aquarium. It was an awesome trip.
-- Press Rep Claire
My name is Gabriella, and I'm a Cadette in Troop 8645 in Mobile. I have been a Girl Scout for almost five years, and in all that time, I still have not tasted a Girl Scout cookie. All of that will change this cookie season.
Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which is an Auto-Immune Disease that causes my body to attack gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, spelt, rye, malt, and some oats. These attacks lead to damage on the villi, small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine and promote nutrient absorption. When the villi get damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body. Celiac disease is hereditary, meaning that it runs in families. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people.
Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is by sticking to a strict gluten-free diet. So for me, that means I am unable to eat things that my friends eat, like donuts, pizza and cookies that contain gluten. It is hard sometimes to watch others eat snacks and treats that I am unable to eat. But this cookie season all that will change. Our council will be getting a shipment of gluten-free Girl Scout cookies! I'm really excited about these new cookies. I can't wait for cookie season to start so I can say I ate a Girl Scout Cookie. I hope they sell well so we can get them again next year.
My week at Kamp Kiwanis was great! My friends and I enjoyed so many fun activities like arts and crafts, boating, nature, archery, swimming, singing camp songs, and banana boating. My favorite activities were probably boating, archery, and banana boating. It's hard to choose which activities were my favorites because I enjoyed them all.
The session I signed up for at camp was called Night Owls. We got to stay up later than all of the other campers doing fun night activities. We went night swimming, hiking in the dark, and stargazing. I really liked going night swimming. It was great!
While at camp, my group completed some badge work. We worked on the Cadette Girl Scout Way badge. One of the requirements was to throw a party for an adult Girl Scout volunteer. We worked hard to throw a surprise party for Bossy, the camp director. It was really fun! We planned activities for all of the other girls to do and even baked cookies. The party was awesome!
Overall, my stay at Kamp Kiwanis was great! I made new friends while doing some of my favorite outdoor activities. We all had so much fun and I can't wait to go back next year!
Hi! My name is Maxine and I'm a Senior Girl Scout. Being in Girl Scouts has given me many opportunities to get involved in my community and help others. In addition to this, it has caused me to develop a desire to participate in more of these activities. From preparing Christmas gifts for a nursing home to teaching 100 girls a dance I made up, I have learned that helping others is what being a Girl Scout is all about! Nothing gives you that fuzzy feeling inside like seeing the smile on someone's face and knowing that you helped make their day.
Girl Scouts has not only inspired me to join other groups that take part in community service through my school and church, but also to encourage younger girls to take part in Girl Scouts activities. I hope that one day they will share their experiences with other girls and get them excited about volunteering as well. This common desire to better our communities has been evident since the beginning of Girl Scouts, and I'm proud to be a part of the millions of girls around the world that share the love of giving back to them. Maybe in the future, if everyone takes part in helping out in our communities, the world will be a much better place!
Hey guys, it's Tori.
I just got back from horse camp and it was so much fun!
My horse's name was Quincy. He is a good horse and a big one, too. First we learned the basics: how to go and stop. Then we learned harder things like how to saddle and trot. Then we had to clean the stables! That was really hard. The next day we had to wake up early to clean the stables, feed the horses and groom them. And, then we had to saddle them.
On the last day of horse camp we got to go on a tour of the ring and on the trail. The trail was long and so much fun! It was a real treat for us and the horses. It made us all very happy. I like being a Girl Scout and learning new things! We even got to cook a hobo meal at our campsite. You should go to camp to learn new things too! It is fun!
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!
Press Rep Ann Claire interviews longtime Camp Scoutshire Woods Director, "Woody", in this short video.
Woody's 40+ years with Girl Scouts gives her a unique perspective to answer the question "what can a cookie do?"
Click here or on the image at right to view this video on our GSSA Facebook page.
I walked to the door as I heard a few whispers from behind my old and rickety door. "Hi ma'am! My little girl is a Girl Scout and she said that she had heard you were a Girl Scout. And wanted to see if you would tell her a story of back then?" asked the woman.
I welcomed them into my home and walked them through the house to the old living room. I called my old Model-X and ordered both of them green tea. The little girl looked up at me with huge eyes as I sat back and she grabbed a pen and paper. "We used to not have to sit down and listen for 3 seconds then go back we would stay for hours at a time listening to my mother. Telling us all about how to run our own businesses and everything!" I said.
I watched as the girl set the pen up right and it started writing every word I said. As I tell this little Girl Scout about my experiences 100 years ago at the Girl Scout Rock the Mall centennial celebration, I think about how different things are in 2112. It was amazing that I never thought that 100 years from 2012 that we would have robots, and pills (and Girl Scout cookie pills!) that people would take to have all of their daily nutrition. Girl Scouts go to museums to see obsolete iPhones and Blu-rays. Thanks to rockets they take field trips in seconds to Pluto's Fantastic Amusement Park, which is actually on Pluto! And even other galaxies in minutes. There are Girl Scout troops on Neptune, and WAGGGS had to change its name to GAGGGS-Galactic Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 2024. The new uniforms are sequined jumpsuits and hoop skirts. They can talk with Girl Scouts in other countries and planets thanks to "Anna Pens", brain implants that let you hear and speak other languages.
The Girl Scout's mother thanked me for sharing my knowledge, but they had to hurry off. After they left, I pondered on where Girl Scouts will be in 2212...
I also enjoyed participating in opening the Alabama House of Representative session on April 5th by leading the pledge. I also enjoyed getting to meet the Speaker of the House, Senate Pro Temp, members of Honorary Girl Scout Troop 1912 (the year Girl Scouts was found in the U.S.) and members of the North Central and Southern Alabama Girl Scout Boards. After Susan and I opened with the pledge, Rep. Terri Collins, one of the members of Honorary Girl Scout Troop 1912, announced a proclamation recognizing the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. She talked about the history and future of Girl Scouting and presented Susan and me with a certificate of appreciation for leading the pledge.
Afterward, we went upstairs for a cookie reception. An area was set up with cookies, milk and coffee. The area was also Girl Scout information, pictures of Girl Scouts from different time periods and freebies like pencils and fans with the Girl Scout 100th Anniversary emblem on them
A reporter from WSFA interviewed Susan, me and some Girl Scouts from North Central Alabama Council. He asked me about what Girl Scouts do, what it teaches us and how it can be used in the future. I didn't get to see the interview on T.V. but a couple people told my mom they saw it and we did a good job
In the next hundred years I believe that Girl Scouts will be doing incredible things. In the last hundred years Girl Scouts have done many things. Girls within the next hundred years may be learning how to do things we girls now wouldn't know how to do, such as figuring out how to change fumes into fresh air. Now girls are learning how to take a little from your community and give a lot back. Also girls are learning how to leave a place better than you found it. In my troop we have been learning why it is so important to love your fellow Girl Scout sisters and to make new friends all the time.
I believe in the next hundred years Girl Scouts would gain more and more girls that care about the planet and want to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts in the next hundred years will have become stronger together than ever have before. Also I believe that Girl Scouts will set better examples for the children of America. A good way is to reach out to the world and to explore what it gives you in return. Remember to make new friends but keep the old ones.