Girl Scout Troops of Southern Alabama collected and donated
one pallet, 76 cases, 912 cans of Honey Roasted Nuts,
valued at $4,560
to Operation Troop Aid.
The Mobile County Public School System would like to have Girl Scout troops participate at the upcoming School Board Meetings. Troops are needed to say a prayer, present the colors, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Meetings are held at Central Office at Halls Ferry and Schillinger Roads at 6:00p.m.If your troop is interested in performing this service, please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz (ext. 1202).
Thank you, volunteer Becky G., for sharing this
information on how Girl Scouts can help with storm relief:
Averitt will, free of charge, take donated items to their Birmingham location from six cities in Alabama. If anyone has a logistics need in any of the following areas, they are standing by, ready to help. PLEASE, if you need to contact Averitt, do so by calling the toll free number (800-283-1488) so we don't tie up their local lines and interrupt their daily operational flow.
Dothan Averitt Service Center
Service Center Director - Alan Jimmerson
Hours of operation 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-F
2951 John D. Odom Road
Dothan, Ala. 36303
US 231 South: The Service Center is on the left about 1 mile inside the Dothan city limits. Turn left at the traffic light onto John D. Odom Rd. The Service Center is immediately on the left.
US 231 North: Stay on US 231 North, which becomes Ross Clark Circle and loops around the west side of Dothan. Turn right onto John D. Odom Rd. The Service Center is immediately on the left.
From US 84 West: Stay on US 84 West, which becomes Ross Clark Circle and loops around the north side of Dothan. Turn right onto US 231 North. Turn right onto John D. Odom Rd. The Service Center is immediately on the left.
From US 431 South: Take US 84 West, which becomes Ross Clark Circle and loops around the north side of Dothan. Turn right onto US 231 North. Turn right onto John D. Odom Rd. The Service Center is immediately on the left
Mobile Averitt Service Center
Service Center Director- Jeff Spivey
Hours of operation 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F
5945 Rangeline Rd
Theodore, Alabama 36582
From I-10: Take Exit 17 A (SR 193 South / Rangeline Rd.) Go south on SR 193. Cross 3 bridges. Turn right onto Rabbit Creek Rd. Turn left onto service road. Averitt is on the right.
Montgomery Averitt Service Center
Service Center Director- Justin Presley
Hours of operation 8am - 6pm M - F
10406 US Highway 80 East
Montgomery, AL 36117
From I-85: Take Mitylene Exit 11 (US 80/ Ryans Rd). Go East on US 80 approximately 2 miles. The Serivce Center is located on the right.
From I-65: Take Exit 171 (I-85 North). Take Mitylene Exit 11 (US 80/ Ryans Rd). Go East on US 80 approximately 2 miles. The Service Center is located on the right.
Opelika Averitt Service Center
Service Center Director - Greg Clark
Hours of operation 8am - 4pm M - F
701 W Point Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
From Montgomery, AL: Take I-85 North. Take Exit 62 (US 280/Columbus Pkwy). Turn left and cross back over I-85. Turn right onto US 431 (Fox Run Pkwy). Go approximately 1.5 miles to US 29 (W Point Pkwy). Turn right on US 29. The Service Center is 1/4 mile on the right.
I've been watching with interest the progression of the Silver Award project Troop 8442 is working on in Fairhope. They have partnered with Smart Coast to make their community more pedestrian friendly. The troop has done some research, doing their homework on how to improve the community they reside in, and on Monday evening, February 28, they made a presentation to the city council that passed. The plan is the city will install signage and enforce laws that protect pedestrians in crosswalks. Cori Yonge, the troop leader, reports that everyone in the troop has done something to make this change in their community happen. Isn't it amazing what a group of determined girls can do? And isn't is inspirational to see these girls exhibit their leadership to make their community a better, safer place for all?!
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is having their 3rd
Annual Bunny Chase 5K and Family Fun Festival Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m.-12
p.m. at the Medal of Honor Park in Mobile.
They are looking for some older Girl Scouts to help with face painting and hiding Easter eggs. If you or your troop would like to help, please let Erica Bass, firstname.lastname@example.org know by Friday, April 15.
Girl Scout troops are also invited to register and run in the 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run. Register online at active.com.
Serve your community and have fun learning about visual art! The Mobile Museum of Art has some great volunteer opportunities for Girl Scouts, ages 14 and up.
The museum welcomes courteous and enthusiastic youth to assist with museum and community events. Check out these upcoming opportunities and sign up today!
· Birthday Buddies: one volunteer per party to help children with an art activity during the Masterpiece Birthday Party (held on Saturdays and Sundays); parties last for 1.5 hours, total volunteer time averages 2.5 hours.
· Art Club Assistants: once-a-month activities sponsored by the Mobile Public Library, from 4-5 p.m.; Toulminville Branch activities are on Wednesday afternoons and the Ben May Branch activities are on Thursday afternoons.
· Mardi Gras Festival: Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the Mobile Museum of Art.
· Festival of Flowers: Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Providence Hospital.
· Arts Alive: Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Mobile Museum of Art.
· Earth Day Celebration: Saturday, April 23, 2011.
· Summer Art Blast Camp: Summer, 2011.
For more information on these exciting volunteer opportunities, contact Gail McCain, Volunteer Coordinator for the Mobile Museum of Art, at (251) 208-5211 or email@example.com.
Airbus Engineering is looking for an older girl troop to help with an event. They are hosting a Breakfast With Santa Saturday, December 11, from 8 a.m.-- noon at the Battlehouse in downtown Mobile. They would like six to 12 volunteers 12 years and older who like to work with children to come and help with crafts. If your troop is interested, please contact Rose-Marie Waters at 251-434-7301.
It's time for the annual Cans for Cash™ City Recycling Challenge!
This national recycling competition runs from October 1 - October 31. All you have to do is save and recycle your aluminum cans to help your city win! A total of $70,000 in prize money can be won in categories ranging from Most Cans Collected to Most Innovative Ideas, as well as the American Video Recycler Award.
Get your girls together and grab up some cans! This is the perfect opportunity to teach your Girl Scout troop about the benefits of recycling and how it conserves our natural resources. You could get the Recycling Rocks fun patch, too! Help girls collect used cans from family and friends to donate to your city while educating them on global sustainability efforts.
The cities in our council participating are: Montgomery, Mobile and Daphne.
For fun recycling facts and games to share with your Girl Scout troop, visit http://www.kidsbegreen.org/.
The Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR) is looking for Girl Scout volunteers to participate in a fun community service project to protect Dog River and other waterways from being polluted. The goal of the DRCR is to educate the public about storm drains and their role in keeping pollution out of our waterways.
Their storm drain marker project consists of volunteers gluing small markers onto storm drains that read "No Dumping -Drains to River or Bay". It is simple, and can be done at your troop's convenience. The DRCR will provide all of the needed materials and assign troops to a specific community. This is a great opportunity for girls to help the community and environment while learning valuable lessons about the importance of preserving our waterways. If your troop is interested, please contact Janet Miller, 251-654-1827. Visit their website, www.dogriver.org, for more information.