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AU_logo.gifAuburn University Athletics invites Girl Scouts to the September 3 football game against Utah State!  There are only 500 tickets available!  Update: Auburn has increased our tickets to 700!!

Registered Girl Scouts (including leaders and the designated number of registered adults) get in FREE!

All the details are available on the events calendar

All you War Eagles -- come and support your team!

All you Crimson Tides  -- come and support your fellow Alabamians (at least until the Iron Bowl), or maybe root for Utah!
liz_brent.jpgYesterday, I had the privilege of listening to Jeno James, previously with the Miami Dolphins; speak to a group of Girl Scouts who live in public housing communities in Montgomery.  His message was clear and poignant; never listen to the voices that say you can't do something.  

From age 4, Jeno was determined to become an NFL football player. He was told he wasn't from the right place and was repeatedly told that he would never make it.  But, Jeno told the girls, he didn't listen to those voices. He listened to the ones of encouragement, who shaped his confidence in his own gifts and talents.   Not only did Jeno James have a successful career at Auburn University, but he was an offensive tackle in the NFL for 9 years, playing for the Carolina Panthers (in the Super Bowl, no less) and the Miami Dolphins.   Jeno's message to the girls is that you are more than enough - to be what you want to be, accomplish the goals you set out for yourself, and follow your dreams. Something we all should remember.

Horse Trail Ride

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The 2011 Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference (SETC) is quickly approaching and they want Girl Scouts to be part of this exciting event held in  Auburn, Alabama on July 21-23, 2011. (Participants can choose to attend only on Saturday, July 23, if they wish.)

The focus of SETC is to discuss ways to create and maintain sustainable trails.  This cannot be accomplished without the youth of today.
The youth and adult conference sessions will run concurrently.
The goal of the SETC 2011 youth component is to harness and cultivate their passion for the equestrian way of living so that the things done today will last for tomorrow.  The SETC will include youth into regular sessions where they will learn valuable information from the leaders of today.  Plus some events will be exclusively for youth teambuilding.  There will also be an open forum during the final afternoon, for the youth to speak about what they want from the equestrian life and trails.  Conference organizers anticipate this session will be an encouragement to ALL attendees.
More information is available at their website: 
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by Karlyn Edmonds

GSSA Chief Operating Officer

I happened to be in Auburn yesterday when I received a text message from my brother saying simply "the Toomer's trees have been poisoned and are probably going to die."  Sadness and anger hit me as I looked across College Street at the 130-year-old live oak trees, which are such important symbol for the Tiger family, of which I am a proud member.  I immediately started to ponder what sort of person does such a thing and why on earth would they take out their sports-related aggression on a tree.

As I was driving home last night, I thought about this incident and how I hope it can become a teachable moment for the girls we serve through Girl Scouts.  When Liz Brent, our CEO, and I speak to United Way's and other groups, we always tell people that we are in the business of changing lives; that the girls we serve will grow up to serve their communities well and, indeed, make the world a better place.  Our volunteers make certain Girl Scouts know right from wrong; that they understand the importance of volunteerism and always leaving a place better than they found it. It's the great thing about our program, and it serves girls throughout their lives.

Girl Scouts know that it's better to plant a tree than to destroy one. And I hope they know that, even in Alabama, football's not worth fighting over.  The important things are the way we treat each other and the world around us.  Girl Scouts know this is true, and I hope they will pass along to others.

And, of course, to all the Auburn fans reading this, WAR EAGLE!

Who: All Registered Girl ScoutsAUgymnastics.gif
What: FREE ADMISSION to Auburn vs. Pittsburgh Gymnastics
When: February 25, 7pm
Where: Auburn Arena

Free Admission with this voucher and wearing a Girl Scout t-shirt

First 500 fans will receive a free water bottle
No refunds, no exchange, no cash value, photocopies not accepted, voucher based on seating availability

Please contact Eli Wilkerson with any questions at or 334.844.9564

Sunday, January 30 at 2pm watch Auburn Women's Basketball team take on South Carolina at Auburn Arena.  Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day AND Girl Scout Day, the team is offering free admission with this attached flyer to this game.

A halftime performance by Auburn Wheelchair Basketball and a post-game autograph session with the Women's Basketball team adds to the fun.  Attendees are also encouraged to bring pet food to donate to benefit the Lee County Humane Society for Adopt-A-Pet Awareness.
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Auburn University Athletics invites Girl Scouts and the required number of leaders to receive FREE admission to the following games:


  • Auburn University vs. University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

                November 6, 2010: 12 p.m. Kickoff

  • Auburn University vs. University of Georgia

                November 13, 2010: kickoff time to be announced

Tickets are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get the 4-1-1 including how to register on our Events Calendar!

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Lake Martin, Alabama

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Would you like to go to the Auburn football Scout game October 2, but aren't sure where to stay?  Stay at Kamp Kiwanis on beautiful Lake Martin!  The camp is about a 40 minute drive to the football stadium, and you can't beat the price.


We've already reserved the campgrounds for the whole weekend (October 1-3, 2010) just for the troops and families planning on attending the game.  For families attending the game, we will have a unit reserved for men (if there is sufficient interest). 


To reserve your spot, all you need to do is fill out the Kamp Kiwanis Reservation Form, and submit it to the Montgomery Service Center.  The cost is $5 per tent or cabin per night.  Accommodations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have any questions about reservations, contact Nina Davis at extension 2902.


A whole weekend on the lake, and a football game with all your fellow Girl Scouts... Sounds like a perfect fall activity!

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See Auburn football for free!


Auburn University Athletics invites scouts and leaders to the Louisiana-Monroe game on October 2, 2010. Friends and family of scouts can purchase tickets in the scout section for $40 at Gate 20 on the day of the game. The kickoff time will be announced no later than 2 weeks prior to the game and the stadium gates will open 2 hours prior to kickoff. To qualify for free admission you must complete the registration form and mail to Julie Stanley by September 15. Please include a complete list of all attendees and please use names listed in official Scout registry. Once your form and payment are received you will be sent directions and complete instructions. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and Free Admission is limited to the first 1,000 registered scouts. 

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Auburn University Men and Womens' Basketball teams invite Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama to come out and support the Auburn Tigers. If you are looking for a fun and cost-efficient weekend outing for your troop these events are for you. These events are free to all Girl Scouts and troop leaders. Whether you are a basketball fan or not, these games are sure to be a slam dunk!


Women's Basketball vs Georgia, January 31: Voucher  


Men's Basketball vs LSU, February 27: Registration Form   


For Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts


Great for team-building and confidence-boosting!  Girls between the ages of 9 and 11 will experience the low challenge course, and ages 12 and up will experience the low and high challenge course.  Juniors may apply this event toward the "Adventure Sports" badge, and older girls can apply this event toward the "High Adventure" IP.


Troops or individuals may register for this event. Individual girls must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Adults not participating in the course do not have to pay.


Visit the challenge course web site!



When: Sunday, October 18, from 1 - 5 p.m. 

Where: Auburn University, Auburn

Ages: 9 years old and up, adults may participate!

Cost: 9-11 years old - $20.00, 12 years old and up - $30.00

Send check payable to "Auburn Girl Scouts" to:

Judy Prior, 261 Cary Drive, Auburn, AL 36830

Registration Deadline: October 5

The waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

For More Information: Download the flyer.

United We Serve

The Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics' Society of Women in Sciences and Mathematics (SWSM) will hold its 4th annual Women's Leadership Symposium on Friday, August 21, 2009, at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  The university is holding 5 slots specifically for Girl Scouts until August 5.   This is for girls in 9-12 grade, and 50 girls will be invited to attend.  Interested adults also may attend for the full $50 fee.  For more information or to get an application, please contact Nancy Melkerson at

Symposium Schedule:
 ??????? 8:30 am- Networking Breakfast
??????? 9:30 am- Registration
??????? 10:00 am- Panel Discussion
??????? 11:15 am- Roundtable
 ??????? 12:00 pm- Lunch and Program including keynote

Keynote Speaker and Panelists
Dr. Kathy Pearson '84- Keynote
Dr. Pearson is a senior consultant and the Director of Executive Education for Decision Strategies International (DSI), a management  consulting firm focused on scenario-based strategic planning and decision-making. Dr. Pearson also serves as an adjunct associate professor in the Operations and Information Management Department at The Wharton School.

Brittany Barnes '09- Panelist Pharmacy Student, Auburn University
Erin Edmondson '07- Panelist Life Science Teacher, Auburn City Schools
Dr. Andrea Hardwick '00- Panelist Optometrist, Hardwick Vision Center
Janayah Hudson '96- Panelist Director of Surgical Technology Program, Aiken Technical College
Please visit for more information about SWSM.

AU Athletics is inviting Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and leaders to receive free admission to the Sept. 5 game against Louisiana-Tech.  Friends and family of Scouts can purchase tickets in the Scout section for $40 at Gate 20. To qualify for free admission, complete and mail the registration form to Julie Stanley by August 26, 2009.  Please include a complete list of all attendees and please use names listed in official Scout registry. Once your form and payment are received, you will be sent directions and complete instructions.


Download the registration form at

Auburn University Theatre presents Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz, and they are inviting your Girl Scouts to attend for FREE!  This play is suitable for children aged 8 and up.

Your girls will join young Iris as she journeys from the joyous world of Nocturno to picture-perfect Great Island, where she discovers Mozart and Annabel Lee, but loses her family, only to embark on many adventures in her quest to return home.  Steven Dietz's play stars adventurous children, kind-hearted adults, unhappy discards, and people blinded by their obsession with perfection.  In a world in which self-interested adults are frequently encouraged to turn a blind eye to cruelty, Iris and her young cohorts show the value of compassion, adventure, family and friendship.


The free matinee is June 25 at 2:30 p.m
There are 360 seats available, first come, first served, but you can reserve admission by calling Marjorie at 334.844.6624.

AUgymnastics.gif Come join the Auburn Gymnastics Team as they compete with Ohio State on Friday, March 13 at the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. The event begins at 7 pm, and is FREE to Girl Scouts!.

Register using the event registration form to request tickets by February 20 and you will be mailed free tickets for your troop. Send the completed form to the Montgomery Service Center.


It's Girl Scout Day at the Auburn vs. Tennessee Women's Basketball on Sunday, January 25. Fill out and bring this form and Wear your Girl Scout T-Shirt to get in FREE! The game starts at 2 pm; there is a fun half-time show and post-game autographs.

Come join the fun

Scout-Day-Flier.jpgAuburn vs. Tennessee Men's Basketball Game on February 7.  Scouts are invited to attend for FREE; parents/friends of Scouts can attend for $5 (cash only) to sit in the Scout section.

Make a troop poster and win a prize!  Wear your Scout uniform and cheer for the best team (hint: they wear orange and blue).

You must sign up with this form, and the registration date is Jan 28 -- but it could close earlier if it fills up! 

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