Results tagged “press rep” from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
As a Girl Scout I was chosen as Press Rep to say a prayer in front of the legislators in Montgomery. It was a very wonderful opportunity. Two other press reps said the pledge. It was kind of scary but it was actually pretty fun because we got to meet the Secretary of State.
There's a lot of history behind the state of Alabama that I never knew of. I also got to try the North-Central Girl Scouts of Alabama types of Girl Scout cookies, like the Savannah Smiles cookie.
My favorite place in the State House is the voting room called the Senate. We talked about Governor Robert Bentley. The Secretary of State, John Merrill said that he has met President Ronald Reagan and Hillary Clinton and many more politicians and Presidents.
The girls and I got to skip school but it was worth it. You should go to Montgomery, too! The people that work at the State house are very nice and you should go there and meet them to learn about the wonderful politicians of our great state.
-- Press Rep Tristan
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.