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Press Rep Gabby appeared on the Studio Ten program on Fox 10 TV.  She did an amazing job explaining the fun and benefits of Girl Scouting!  Thanks for representing Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama so well, Gabby!

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Susan was a GSSA Press Rep in 2013-14.  She LOVED camp then, and she still does!  She kindly contributed this blog entry with her thoughts on the camp experiences this summer.

Every summer, I get to enjoy an amazing week of hiking, singing, swimming, canoeing, banana boating, kayaking, zip lining, camping, archery, and meeting amazing new friends.

Where do I do all these amazing activities? Kamp Kiwanis, of course!  Kamp Kiwanis is located in Eclectic, Alabama on the beautiful Lake Martin.  I have been going every summer for the past four years!  My favorite part of camp is always going to be meeting new people.  My first year I even met one of my best friends!  

Camp is an amazing place to make memories!  One of my favorites is sleeping out under the stars one night, outside of the tents.  Another would be trying sushi for the first time.  If you are looking for something exciting to do next summer, camp is definitely the place to go!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!


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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. 

 

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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...

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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

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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.

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Girl Scout Camp, Girl Scout camp, Girl Scout camp. Girl Scout camp is super fun! First, we go to a place called Camp Scoutshire Woods.Next we go to either the tents or the cabins. We clean the cabins a little and then cook dinner on an open fire. On Saturday we cook breakfast and do a flag ceremony. It's where we unfold the flag. Don't drop the flag! Our flag almost did but it was caught just in time! Next we learn how to do archery. There, they teach you how to use a bow-and-arrow. It's fun! Next, we put on makeup and have lunch.

After this, we go swimming and canoeing. We also learn to sing "Little Sally Walker Walking down the Street."We go swimming again and hiking this time too. Then, we go to sleep. On Sunday, we go home. If you go to camp, you will have fun like me because you'll meet new people and you'll learn to make butter. It's fun at Girl Scout camp. I love Girl Scout camp and you might too. I am looking forward to next time!

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Cookie sales are a good way to give young girls the foundation to be outgoing and wonderful sales persons. It gave me confidence because it pushed me to go up to people and ask if they wanted to buy my product. Now that I am 11 (almost 12) I am very outgoing. Also, I find it fun to yell out "Girl Scout cookies for sale!".

Spending time with friends at cookie booths is always a blast, but my favorite part is that it helps out a charity with the donations that we receive. Our Troop for example, Troop 9192, is donating to our Senior Center. So it proves to those very few who think that Girl Scouts don't really help out our community like we say, that we really do help our community. How many kids can say that they have been a tremendous help to the community? A few, but Girl Scouts do it all of the time!

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Hello, my name is Cheyenne and I am a Cadet Girl Scout and Press Rep. I am going to talk about Girl Scout cookies. My favorites are Caramel Delights, Lemonades and Thanks-a-Lots. I guess I love them because I love chocolaty, soft, melt-in-your-mouth kind of cookies. Lemonade cookies bring summer-like comfort to winter and spring.

I also love selling Girl Scout cookies! Before cookie sales start, we go to classes about how to count money, count back change, make deposits and keep track of how much we sold. This also helps in school math classes. But that's not all... I love to interact with people. We always greet our customers with a big smile. A smile can make people very happy just like OUR COOKIES can. So stay happy and enjoy!

 

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Cookie sales are always a divergent, enthralling experience each year. Whether or not you are participating just for the fun of it or to achieve a prize or money for summer camp, each sale is an adventure.Vending the famous merchandise is a unique experience that allows girls and leaders alike to think like entrepreneurs. The phrase "supply and demand" gains a new meaning when a young scout faces the reality of how to truly set a box of treats into a customer's hand in exchange for funds. Girls must adjust their thinking to encompass economical truths about the most prosperous avenues for their booths.

Trial and error also teaches scouts the polite approach for sales. Girls learn the importance of communication in our world today and the hefty reward achieved through dedication and perfected technique. The cuteness of each uniform also assists in impressing a customer.

Girl Scouting is an incredible organization, which allows girls to build a strong voice and power, then share it with the world. Cookie sales are a stepping-stone towards crafting this resoluteness of character. By facing different scenarios and perfecting new skills, scouts grow courage and confidence.

The physical profit of monetary gain allows girls the opportunity to seek new adventures. The funds have empowered scouts to attend summer camp, special Girl Scout Destinations, and much, much more. I was able to afford a magnificent, awe-inspiring sailing trip along the Florida Keys. Through these favorable advantages girls test their skills and continue to accomplish exceptional achievements.

Brianna-new.jpgHi! My name is Brianna and my favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Peanut Butter Pattie. The Peanut Butter Pattie is a chocolate and peanut butter cookie. I like it because it tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup. 

My favorite part of selling girl scout cookies is my troop collecting all the money we earned by selling Girl Scout cookies. We get to go on many fun and exciting adventures. For example, my troop used our money to go to the YMCA. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, and many other food items. Before cookie sales started, two of my friends and I delivered cookie informational packages to different TV stations, radio stations, and different businesses. When I sell boxes of cookies to other people, I love to see the smile on their faces when they walk away with their Girl Scout cookies. 

Girl Scout cookie sales teach us responsibility, management skills, and marketing. It also teaches us to work together as a team. I can't wait to sell cookies each year. I sold over 2,000 boxes of cookies last year and I hope to sell that many this year. I would like to go to 2 weeks of Girl Scout camp.

Aliyah-new.jpgSelling Girl Scout cookies can teach a person many things. I have learned a number of techniques from selling Girl Scout cookies. It helped in areas such as marketing, managing money, safety, and setting goals.    
   
When selling cookies, there has to be a way for people to know cookies are being sold. A few ways are telling friends and asking them to spread the word, sending out emails, and making signs and putting the signs on a vehicle . These marketing techniques should help boost your cookie sale rate. 

The next skill that I learned was how to manage money. The biggest part of managing money is learning how to make a budget and stick to it. With this budget, you can plan out what different types of things you want to do with the profit that is made. 

 While I was preparing for Girl Scouts I learned about how to be a safe sales person. I learned to always go door to door with a buddy and adult, never give out any personal information like your last name or home address, and never go into a stranger's house. 

The last, and most important, part of being a successful sales person is setting goals. Setting goals help me focus on things that are important and to not lose focus. Setting goals and reaching them also gives me a happy feeling and tells me I can do anything if I put my mind to it. In the end, learning these techniques can take me very far in the future.

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Hi! My name is Brittany and I am in Troop 8056 in Mobile, AL. I am going to tell you about the Girl Scout cookies that we are selling this year. 

My favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Shout Out because it is so yummy and delicious. I know that if you try them you will say they're yummy too. The first Girl Scout cookie was the Shortbread. I have tried the shortbread cookie and it is good. My troop used a recipe and made the first original cookie. My sister and I burned our cookies. The next one is the Thin Mint. I love them because if you freeze them they are yummy. The next cookie is the Caramel DeLite. I like them so much because they has so much coconut. My dad and I love to sit on the couch and eat them with a glass of milk. The next cookie is the Peanut Butter Patty. I don't like these very much but my sister Brianna LOVES them. She said they taste like a Reese's peanut butter cup. There is also a Peanut Butter Sandwich. The Thanks-A-Lot cookie is good and if you don't know how to say thank you, get a package of these and it says thank you in five different languages. I love the Lemonades also. They are good to eat with a glass of cold milk too. 

I like selling Girl Scout cookies because I get to meet new people. I like going to different places to sell cookies. My favorite part of selling Girl Scout cookies is the fun stuff my troop gets to do with the money and the cute prizes that I earn. I also get to go to camp with the money that I get from cookies that I sell. 

Last year, I sold over 2,000 boxes of cookies. This year, I am going to sell that many cookies because I want to go to 2 weeks of camp. The thing I like about Girl Scouts is earning patches and going places. I love Girl Scouts! It's fun!

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Over the span of ten years being a Girl Scout, I have many special memories dedicated to selling and of course eating Girl Scout cookies! 

My all-time favorite cookies are the Peanut Butter Patties. My reason being, not only because of its soft chocolaty outside and its peanut butter covered crispy vanilla cookie on the inside, but also the experiences associated with this one cookie. The first campouts with my troop, our cookie selling booths at the flea market,  the fun nights associated to "trying the products" with Mrs. Libby's delicious pink lemonade to find our favorites during our meetings, and the telling of my experiences to younger girls now that I am a senior. 

Ever since the 1930's when the first cookies were sold, Girl Scouts across the world can now take pride, leadership, and dedication not just to win a cool beach towel or an MP3 player but to spread the happiness and joy of being a Girl Scout through a small box of scrumptious Peanut Butter Patties.

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Hi! My name is Susan. I'm a Cadette Girl Scout in Troop 9204. Last summer, my troop went on a big trip to Atlanta, Georgia with our cookie money. Earlier last year, we voted on what we would do with the cookie money. Would we give our share of the money to the council and bring home cool prizes, or would we keep our share and go on a big trip? We voted to go on a trip.

At the beginning of summer vacation, my mom and I woke up early one morning. We got dressed and packed our bags. We were ready to go to Atlanta, Georgia. My troop met up in a church parking lot where we sorted out who would ride in what vehicle. After that, we drove to our destination.

Once we arrived, we all went to Subway and bought ourselves a sandwich. Then, we went to Stone Mountain. It was so cool! We climbed all the way to the top. The view was amazing! You could see downtown Atlanta from there! We all climbed back down the way we came up and ate dinner on the grass in front of the mountain. Once it got dark, we got to watch a cool laser show on the side of the mountain.

By then it was late, so after the show we drove to the hotel, checked in, and fell right asleep. The next day, we checked out and went to The World of Coca-Cola. We had a great time! We even got to try foreign sodas! Afterwards, we walked to the Georgia Aquarium. I loved the beluga whales!

Finally, we finished our trip off with a walk through Centennial Park, and ate lunch at the CNN center. Overall, I had a fun time on our trip. I hope my troop can sell a lot of cookies this year so we can go on another fun trip!

 

Hi, my name is Brianna and I am going to tell you about my enjoyable time at kayaking trip during the summer. 

When I arrived at Scoutshire Woods Girl Scout Camp, Ranger Rick took our bags and put them in High Winds. Then, we went to a swimming party and it was a blast. We ate pizza and drank Capri Suns. After that, I was met by my tent buddies and they were friendly. 

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The next morning, we woke up and had a delicious breakfast. Next, we went to the canoe docks and practiced kayaking. After we practiced enough, we went to a Mississippi creek and kayaked for two to three hours When we were done we had a delicious hobo meal.  We enjoyed chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Boy! After that, we had fun and went canoeing and kayaking again. That night, we lit candles and sang sweet, sad songs that made the entire group of kayakers cry.

The next morning we packed our stuff and got ready to go home. We stayed at the Rec hall and played games for awhile.  One game we played was Cane Race. Once we did the races, the camp director announced the spirit stick. Kayaking the river trip was awesome. This is one camp that I will never forget because it was fun, enjoyable and amazing. I hope that everyone will go and have a lot of fun!

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