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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 standard???????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!
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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liz_brent.jpgI was out with some Daisy Girl Scouts last weekend who were selling cookies.   They were squealing with delight, surrounded by a group of people eager to purchase cookies, while I spent some time chatting with the leader, discussing where our cookie funds go.  


As a reminder, your Girl Scout registration of $12 each year goes directly to GSUSA to fund their operations.   That means that almost all of our council's funds are derived from the cookie program, which accounts for 75% of our council budget.   It covers camp properties, staff salaries, utility bills, insurance and other operational expenses.   Approximately 23% of the council budget is derived from United Way agencies within our council boundaries.  


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So, as you are standing outside the Wal-Mart, wondering where the money goes, know that the cookie program funds most of what we do.   And it is making a difference.  For example, as we looked at the data, so far this year, the program team has provided 55% more council-wide programs than last year.   Hopefully, it all feels worthwhile as you watch girls learn to be entrepreneurs, which is what I saw a group of Daisy Girl Scouts do.   Thank you for your hard work.
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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.



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.


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?


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.

Troop 1586 of Wheatland, Wyoming is looking for troops interested in Daisy Traveling Bear project.  Interested troop or troops can email Stephanie Mote for more information at  She is trying to get a list of addresses ready to send with the bear to make it easier to send to the next troop.


Volunteers know there is more to the cookie sale than selling and eating yummy Girl Scout Cookies. Our girls learn planning, goal-setting, marketing and finances. And this year, Daisies can join in the fun!

Daisies are able to participate in all aspects of the cookie sale activity, including booth sales. Of course, all the Safetywise guidelines apply to our littlest girl scouts.

So welcome, Daisies to the fun of Cookie Sale!

votepatch.gifThe national, state and local election process will be at the top of the news until Election Day.  The election process provides a vivid backdrop to learn, get involved and become active in the political process.  Girl Scouts of Central Texas and the Texas State Department invite Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama to participate in the Project V.O.T.E. patch program!  There are activities appropriate for each age level. 


Some of the activities include:

  1. Name five objects that are necessary in a polling place in order to conduct an election.
  2. Make a poster or other visual display that depicts why people should vote and exhibit it at your school or local library. Example: an event, historical depiction, historical figure connected with why voting makes a difference.
  3. Design a ballot box.
  4. Design a logo which might encourage people to vote.
  5. Pretend that you are an elected official and prepare a speech to convince people why they should vote. Present the speech in a public place.

For more information on the patch, visit   To order patches, download the Girl Scouts of Central Texas Shop Order Form.  (    

daisygarden-092508.gifComing Fall 2008
The New Girl Scout Leadership Experience debuts with the "It's Your World--Change It!" launch journeys.

In the Daisy journey for kindergarteners and first-graders, a favorite pastime--gardening-- meets the Girl Scout Law. The result is a storybook world of flowers and little girls who, together, do great things. Girl Scout Daisies will especially enjoy meeting the colorful, global characters who teach them to live the Girl Scout Law. The adult "how-to" guide offers Garden Story Time tips, key ideas for garden projects, and all the Girl Scout history and traditions needed for an adventure starring Amazing Daisy, a new flower friend for Girl Scout Daisies.

What About first-graders?
GSUSA encourages the following approach to the Girl Scout Daisy level:

????         Girls who were in kindergarten in 2007-08 are Girl Scout Daisies, and used the existing program resources as they learned the Girl Scout Promise and Law.  Councils continued to supplement this with local programming.

????         When these girls enter first grade in 2008-09, register them as first-grade Daisies, enabling them to participate in the Daisy launch journey which lays the foundation for their next leadership steps as Girl Scout Brownies.

If a first-grade girl is registered as a Brownie in 2008-09, consideration should be made that the Girl Scout Brownie launch journey is being created especially for second- and third-graders.


Want to know more?
Read about the leadership journeys here or contact Cheryl Miller at

Did you know that our 5-year-old Daisies need a "boost"?  State law says that "until age six" (which means thru age five) kids need to be in booster seats, after they're big enough to move out of a carseat.

When you are organizing an outing for your Daisy troop, remind parents to bring their 5-year-old child's booster seat.  Staying safe is an important part of Girl Scouting!

If you are interested in reading the state law, click here for Alabama Code Section 32-5-222.

Water Drop Patch

patch-waterdrop-091808.gifThe popular Water Drop Patch Project, co-produced by Girl Scouts of the USA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been given a face-lift!  This would be a great project to coordinate with World Water Monitoring Day, September 18.
The Water Drop Patch Project inspires Girl Scouts to learn about water quality and to take action to protect and restore local water resources. Aligned to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, this manual is now available online and in print and designed for council staff and adults who work with Girl Scout Brownies through Ambassadors.

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