Results tagged “brownies” from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

Girl Scout Troop 8454 is a troop combined of 4 schools in the Mobile area, mostly St Lukes Episcopal School.  We feel our success stems from a multi-level approach of opening many doors for girls in order for them to explore the avenues of personal and academic growth outside of the boundaries of school. 

This year we adopted water as our theme.  Friday, Nov 1, 2013 was our first venture to navigate these waters (pun intended!) of how what we drink gets from the atmosphere to our homes, via pumping stations.  With the help of MAWSS (Mobile Area Water & Sewer System) we were able to get a private tour of S. Palmer Gaillard Pumping Station and accompanying Converse Reservoir (Big Creek Lake).

We learned that this pumping station was created in order to serve the growing population of greater Mobile from the 1950's.   The 3600-acre storage lake has 26 miles of shoreline, is fed by 5 creeks and is connected to the pumping station. 

We learned that when the lake fills with too much water, the nearby spillway gates open and release the extra water.  We also learned that after water is pumped into the station, it leaves through 60-inch pipes and goes to one of two treatment facilities to make the water drinkable.  Last, we learned by modeling how different forms of pollution affect watersheds and the area in which we live and play.

This event was a wonderful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunity because we learned that gravity assists moving water to the treatment facilities (science), the importance of pumps in generating the initial movement to the facilities (technology), the use of dams and spillways to allow or refrain water movement (engineering) and math because we calculated that the 26 miles of lakeshore to be over 450 football fields.

A great big thanks to Mr. Benny White and Mrs. Lucinda Sully at MAWSS for taking their time to teach us about water!

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Girl Scout Troop 8454 pictured from left to right:

Back row:  Tristan, Brenna, Abigail, Maggie, Della, Aleah, Mallory, Devan, Haley

Front row:  Vina, Olivia, Virginia Grace, Claire, Anya, Lilli, and Maggie (not pictured are troop leaders Michele Johnson, Shea Sadler and Julia Winnen).

 

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Cinderella - Prince Charming & Cinderella

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Date: Saturday, April 9, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Brown Recreation Bldg, Enterprise
Cost:   $8 per person, $15 per couple (girl/father figure)
Fee includes:  patch, crown, finger foods, DJ/dance music
Program: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, sorry no tag-a-longs

At the beginning of the dance, all girls will be formally introduced as they enter the stage. Have your cameras ready!

A professional photographer will be on hand to take portraits for those who wish to place orders.  Bring cash or check. 

Registration Deadline:  April 4
Mail Form and fees to:
Amanda Joreski
1088 County Rd 725
Enterprise, AL 36330
E-mail: ajoreski2000@yahoo.com
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Introducing the Newest Journey Series

  

Available in December 2010, the "It's Your Story--Tell It!" leadership journey series uses a storytelling theme in a fun way for you to better understand yourself and your potential.

 

On this journey, an emphasis is also placed on media literacy and creative expression. All along the journey, you'll have opportunities to engage in a variety of arts, including performing, visual, culinary, and new media, to tell your story and take action to make the world a better place.

 

Check out the grade level titles and themes:

 

Daisy: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!

Daisies learn just how much they can care for animals and for themselves--and just how good that makes them feel.

 

Brownie: A World of Girls

Stories teach Brownies clues about how they can create positive change in the world--change that affects girls.

 

Junior: aMUSE

Juniors learn just how many roles are open to them in the world and the possibilities those roles open for them.

 

Cadette: MEdia

Cadettes look for the ME in media and learn how they can shape media--for themselves, their community and the world.

 

Senior: MISSION: SISTERHOOD!

Seniors learn how widening their network broadens their world, and benefits the world as well.

 

Ambassador: BLISS: Live It! Give It!

Ambassadors learn to dream big, now and for their future, and begin their legacy as leaders who help others achieve their dreams too.

Call for Entries

 

WHO:   Calling all Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie and Junior troops or groups. Disney's FamilyFun magazine wants to hear from you!

 

WHAT: As part of an upcoming story celebrating Girl Scouts, Disney's FamilyFun magazine would like to feature Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout troop or group projects and activities. The best stories will reflect fun, learning, and inspiration and be those that Girl Scouts and their families can enjoy.

 

In addition, the best entries will:

·         Be memorable group projects, crafts, games, or activities;

·         Highlight the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Stories about girls enjoying the Girl Scout Journeys are encouraged.

 

Volunteers whose stories are published will receive $250 for their Girl Scout troop or group, a free set of FamilyFun recipe and craft books, and a free print or digital subscription, so please let your leader know!

 

HOW:   To enter, send a description of your Girl Scout troop or group's project, craft, game, or activity.  Photos are encouraged!  Please write "Girl Scouts" in the subject line and send your submission to: letters.familyfun@disney.com

 

WHEN: Submissions are needed by Friday, Sept. 25

8547.jpgGirl Scout Brownie Troop 8547 earned their "Animals" badge recently by learning how to take good care of pets.  The girls also gathered lots of old towels, blankets, grooming supplies and toys to take to the City of Mobile Animal Shelter as a service project. 

 

At the animal shelter, Mrs. Jackie talked to the girls about what the animal shelter does, the importance of spaying and neutering, and the importance of taking care of pets.  She also gave the girls cat and dog training CD's, stickers and shelter information. 

 

In the picture from left to right: (Standing) Victoria, Olivia, Katelyn and Claire (Squatting) Kassandra, Lilly, Rachel, Keely, Mrs. Jackie, Ashleigh and Alyssa.

The Girl Scout Challenge 1 (for Brownie Girl Scouts)

You can make the world a better place! Get started on the fun by checking out this new award. You'll also discover the confidence, courage, and character that's inside of you.

 

 The Girl Scout Challenge 2 (for Junior Girl Scouts)

Can you make the Girl Scout Law your own? Check out this brand new award to find out how. You'll use your confidence, courage, and character, and have fun along the way.

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Dear Girl Scouting friends:

Our brownie troop here in Mineola, Texas is embarking on an ambitious, year-long project and we need your help to prove friendship knows no boundries! We would like to exchange two (2), 12.5" muslin blocks with your group. The squares will become part of a banner we will use in parades, meetings, etc. On your block please put your troop number and location in the center with your girls signatures (first names only please!) surrounding it. Be sure to leave an empty 1/4 inch area around the edge for sewing seams together. Any embellishments your group would like to add would be great.

In return, we will send you two (2) similar blocks from our group along with little notes from our girls about what they enjoy doing here in Texas. If your girls would like to include similar notes it would be great fun and a wonderful learning experience for all our girls and a special memento for them to keep. If your group would like to participate or have any questions, please e-mail me at hotrodgrannie@gmail.com. Please put "girl scout quilt" in the subject line so I can quickly pick your message out. We look forward to hearing from you.

Go Girls Only!

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gorgirlsonlyscreencap.gifDo you like to play games?  Do you like to write poetry?  Do you want to know what girls are up to all over the world?

Go Girls Only is a fun and exciting web site for girls 5-12 created by Girl Scouts of the USA.  This site is a safe place for girls to play games, take quizzes, ask questions, share their favorite stories, write poetry, review books, or send e-cards to friends and family.

It's fun and a great place to hang. It's so good, we keep a link over in the left sidebar of this blog! Check it out at www.gogirlsonly.org. You'll like it!

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