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These new guides include badges, handbook sections, awards log, accessory pages, and more.  (Daisies will earn Petals instead of badges.) Each level has its own Girl's Guide and it is presented in a beautiful standardā€size binder.   

The Daisy, Brownie and Junior Guides are in stock at the GSSA Council Shops or can be purchased through our online shop.

The Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Guides will be available soon!
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Mom & Daughter

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A limited number of spaces have opened up for the Mom and Me Weekend at Camp Sid, April 30 through May 1. Come and enjoy a fun time with your little girl! This event is for Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts.

Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, 800-239-6636, ext. 1202, as soon as possible if you would like to attend!
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The Kappa Delta's have announced the badge offerings for this year's event. Since we are late offering these choices, we are extending the registration deadline (with no late fee) until September 30. KD Badge Day is a very popular program where Brownies and Juniors earn two badges and older girls earn one IP. The Junior choices for this year will be: Global Awareness, Healthy Relationships, Car Sense, A Healthier You, Weather Watch, Earth Connections, Finding Your Way, Drawing and Painting, Dance, and Outdoor Cooking. Older girl choices will be: Women's Health, From Stress to Success, Just Jewelry, and Your Own Business. Brownie offerings will be available next week; contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, ext. 1202, to find out which badges will be offered.

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The Starter Kits contains the basics that every Girl Scout needs to begin her adventure in Girl Scouting! This prepackaged starter kit makes shopping easy and is a great value.

Kit includes a Vest or Sash (or Tunic, for Daisies) in your choice of size, American Flag Patch, Age Level Official Pin, WAGGGS Official Pin, Insignia Tab,  Activity Book and the  Journey Books for each level.

All these essentials are bundled in a FREE Girl Scout Canvas Drawstring Bag- a $12.00 Value! Bag is 100% cotton canvas with screenprint of the words Girl Scouts and a peace sign. 

Kits are available for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts.
Choose your size and your adventure will begin!

Thanks to the generosity of a local business, Girl Scouts have been given a special evening at the Hank!  Girl Scouts and their families can attend the August 27 Bay Bears game as they play the Huntsville Stars.

 

For just $2 per ticket, families can not only attend the game, but also have supper, play on the inflatables and Bay Bear Beach, AND stay for fireworks after the game!  The local business will be in attendance, and would love to see the girls they've sponsored show their Girl Scout pride by wearing sashes, vests or troop T-Shirts.

 

The ticket includes the game, an amusement wristband, a hot dog and a Pepsi.  Event Registration Form with payment should be submitted to the Mobile Service Center no later than Wednesday, August 25. Tickets will be available at the Will-Call window.

 

Who: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, Adults and Tagalongs

When: Gates open at 6, the first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Friday, August 27

Where: Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

Registration Deadline: Registrations must be received in the Mobile Service Center by Wednesday, August 25

Cost: $2 per person

Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, ext. 1202

It's Your Story--Tell It! Journey Series

 

Available in December 2010, the "It's Your Story--Tell It!" leadership journey series uses a storytelling theme in a fun and grade-level relevant way for girls to better understand themselves and their potential.

 

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

 

Check out the grade level titles and themes, and get a taste of the "It's Your Story--Tell It!" journey series right now by downloading the activities below and trying them with girls in troops, groups, series, events and camps.

 

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.

Looking to learn something new for the summer? Want to earn some badges while practicing a useful skill? Well, these programs are for you! It's Sew Diana is offering sewing classes in Mobile and Daphne for troops and individual girls starting in May. These programs use the "Kids Can Sew" materials.  All of the details are on our Events and Programs Calendar.

 

Brownie classes

Girls will earn the Brownie Sewing Try-It in a morning or afternoon session.   

May 15, June 7 or June 23 at the Mobile Service Center

June 15 at Hancock Fabrics in Daphne

 

Junior Classes

Girls will earn the GSUSA Junior Sewing Badge over 5 one-hour sessions.   

Daphne: Tuesdays, June 1-June 30 from 10-11 a.m. at Hancock Fabrics

Mobile: Wednesdays, June 2-June 30 from 10-11 a.m. Location TBA

 

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Classes

Girls will earn the GSUSA Sew Glam IP in 5 one-hour sessions.

Daphne: Tuesdays, June 1-June 30 11:30-12:30 at Hancock Fabrics

Mobile: Wednesdays, June 2-June 30 11:30-12:30 Location TBA 

 

Any leader who would like to set up a class for her individual troop should contact Diana Canady: diana@its-sew-diana.com.

How cool would it be to camp out with dinosaurs? The Gulf Coast Exploreum invites all Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts to attend an all new, overnight camping adventure. Campers will visit the Dinosaurs downtown traveling exhibit as well as the Dinosaurs Alive! IMAX film.  

 

Campers will also be able to visit over 150 hands on exhibits including the Hands On hall, Minds On hall and My Bodyworks. Juniors will complete activities to earn the Oil Up and Science Discovery badges. Brownies will complete activities to earn the Science Wonders and Science in Action try-its.  

 

Cost: $35 per camper (+$5 optional food package)

        $15 per chaperone (+$5 optional food package)

When: 5 p.m. March 26 - 7 a.m. March 27

Where: Gulf Coast Exploreum, Mobile

Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, extension 1202 (email)

To register: Send the Event Registration Form http://www.girlscoutssa.org/forms/Program/Event_Registration.pdf to the Mobile Service Center by February 23


Thumbnail image for brownie tryit.bmpGirl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle have a patch program for Brownies, the Naval Aviation try-it, to share with our council. Naval Aviation plays an important role in the Gulf Coast community, and Girl Scouts should learn about what goes on around their community. While earning this patch your girls will learn about Naval Aviation and Women's important contribution to Naval Aviation. All of the requirements for this try-it are very fun and a day trip to visit the Pensacola Naval Air Museum would fulfill most of them. To earn this try-it, you must complete four of the activities. To order, contact Pat Madison, Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, 1-800-624-3951, ext 117.

American I Spy

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The Conde Charlotte Museum in Mobile offers "American I Spy" programs for Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors. Girls take an "I Spy" journey through the Conde Charlotte Museum, learn about the history of the American flag and proper respect for it, and make a badge related craft project. Girls will earn the "America the Beautiful" patch while participating in the program. Fee of $10 per girl includes patch, activities and snack. Troops can schedule programs after school or on Saturdays. For more information or to schedule a visit with your troop, contact Laura Clark at Hbc1tay@aol.com.

Drama Camp Productions at Sunny Side Theater in Mobile presents: Let's Pretend Brownies Badge Day and Juniors Theater Badge Day. Girls will participate in a fun filled half day intense theater workshop. Brownies and Juniors will participate in theater games (including speaking, acting, character creation and miming games), improvisation, costume fun, and nursery rhyme acting.

Girls will earn a badge, present a skit and receive tickets to a drama camp production show. Cost is $13 per participant, which includes the badge and a snack. For more information, contact Chris at 251.510.1808.

Exciting new Girl Scout programs added with Space 301 in Mobile!

The Centre for the Living Arts/ Space 301 is hosting art badge days for Girl Scouts in the Fall and the Spring. A special feature of each badge will be the opportunity to tour a visiting exhibition. Local artists and art experts will work with the girls on badge requirements. An overnighter will be offered for older girls March 20-21 with an opportunity to attend Cirque de la Symphonie at the Saenger March 21.

 

Space 301 Art Days:

Brownie Try -It Day: Colors and Shapes and Art to Wear (Sat. 11/14)

Junior Badge Day: Folk Arts (Sat. 12/5)

Older Girls IP Day: Folk Arts (Sat. 12/5)

Older Girls IP Overniter: Architecture and Environmental Design (Sat. 3/20-Sun. 3/21)

Brownie Try-It Day: Numbers and Shapes and Me and My Shadow (Sat. 4/24)

Junior Badge Day: Art in 3D (Sat. 4/24)

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Journey 2, "It's Your Planet - Love It" are now available at GSSA Shops

Our girls are the most enviromentally-aware young people since the "Green Movement" of the 70's. The new Journeys help them develop and focus that interest.  They'll learn about the earth and have fun!  Here are the details:

Girl Scout Daisies: Between Earth and Sky -- On this journey, flower friends take to the road, living the Girl Scout Law with new friends and old. Join them for sunshine, fresh air, and colors and shapes, too--and big Daisy lessons.

Girl Scout Brownies: WOW Wonders of Water -- Girl Scout Brownies find plenty of ways to WOW! themselves and everyone else on this journey. You'll find everything you need to guide the girls to LOVE water, SAVE water, and SHARE what they know.

Girl Scout Juniors: Get Moving! -- This journey offers endless energy in all its forms and functions, plus ways big and small to Energize, Investigate, and Innovate. So get set to guide Girl Scout Juniors to see that energy is what leaders are all about.

Girl Scout Cadettes: Breathe -- On this journey called BREATHE, there's plenty of space for Girl Scout Cadettes to focus all their senses on air. And all along the way, you'll be guiding the girls to their very best flair!

Girl Scout Seniors: Sow What? -- When it comes to food, what's really best for people and the planet? Girl Scout Seniors will figure that out (with you!) as they dig into far-reaching food networks on this Sow What? journey.

Girl Scout Ambassadors: Justice -- On this journey to JUSTICE, Girl Scout Ambassadors create a brand-new equation for something Earth and all its inhabitants need. Do you yearn for it, too?


"America the Beautiful" takes Girl Scouts on an "I Spy" journey through the Conde Charlotte Museum House in search of designated items of the collection.  After completing the "I Spy" tour, girls learn about the history of our flag and how to show respect for it.  This program was offered by the Colonial Dames in the fall and was such a success, that troops can participate on their own!  Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts are invited to earn a patriotic badge and learn about Mobile's history through the "American I Spy" program at the Conde Charlotte House in Mobile.   Whether it's for after school or the weekend, contact Laura Clark at Hbc1tay@aol.com for additional information or to schedule a program.

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Save Outdoor Sculpture! is proud to sponsor the SOS! Patch program for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. To earn the patch, scouts must complete learning and service activities designed to help them discover female role models, investigate local history and experience the satisfaction of volunteering in their community to preserve outdoor sculpture.

To get more information about participating in the SOS! Patch program, fill out the enrollment form, call 202-233-0800, or download the program packet (1.5 MB PDF).

Read about Troops' positive experiences with this Patch Program at the web site.

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The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEM) want to thank us for voting in support of GSEM through Virgin America's "Revolution Takes Flight" contest!! (Here's the initial entry in our blog.)

 While the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts did not take the grand ($25k) prize, the Virgin America folks were so impressed with their runner's up take of almost 3,000 votes of support that Sir Richard Branson invited the girls to join him at a reception in Boston!  The girls were thrilled with the opportunity ( being Girl Scouts they weren't shy about selling cookies either!), Sir Richard was quite a character, and Virgin America was very generous in gifting GSEM with flight vouchers for an upcoming silent auction to be held during Cookie Creations on March 12th!

It's amazing what Girl Scouts can accomplish when they work together!

Thankful Thursday

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Liz Brent, our CEO, would like to give thanks to the Brownies and Junior of Jackie Culberson's troop and Diane Griffin's Brownie troop, who created holiday cards for the GSSA board members. 

 

The board members were delighted and said the cards were creative and beautiful!  Thanks, girls!

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.

A Brownie Troop in West Lafayette, Indiana is looking to trade a postcard with a Girl Scout troop of any level somewhere in Alabama. 

Their goal is to "Connect" with troops in all 50 states with the goal of "Discovering" how much we are alike and how we are different in time for Thinking Day in February.  They would like to know something about Alabama and something about your troop.  In return, they will be happy to send you a postcard from their troop about Indiana and their activities! 

When it's over they will be sharing their collection with other local Girl Scout troops and hopefully, the community.  If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated. 

If you're interested, please contact Barbara List at blist@tsc.k12.in.us

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