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Back by popular demand! Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is planning a mini-Destination to Huntsville, Alabama and the Space and Rocket Center and it is not for the faint of heart!  This action packed trip offers something for everyone!

 

Friday, June 10: Destination Huntsville begins Friday evening at the Sci-Quest Museum. Enjoy the 100+ interactive programs and complete the Spa Science Program. More info:  http://www.sci-quest.org/index/php

Saturday, June 11: Breakfast at the Sci-Quest Museum and then off to the Botanical Gardens for a visit. Enjoy the nation's largest seasonal butterfly house and a unique children's garden as part of "Wings, Warts, and Wonders". More info: http://www.hsvbg.org/index/php

 

After enjoying the gardens, travel to the U. S. Space and Rocket Center for the 2-day New Horizons program. Features include hands on Science lab a 3D movie, build and launch a rocket, a trip in the Mars Simulator, the Space Shot and the G Force Accelerator. More info: http://www.spacecamp.com/museum/groups/newhorizons

 

Sunday, June 12: Our destination ends at 2:00 PM and troops are free to do more exploring or head home!

 

This all -girl trip is open to rising Juniors -Ambassadors, leaders, and moms (Sorry, no men or tagalongs).  All participants must be registered and adults must be registered and approved. Troops must furnish sufficient adults to meet the ration of two per: 16 Juniors, 20 Cadettes, 24 Older girls. Individual members may register with their moms.

 

The $160 fee (may use Cookie Bucks) covers all programs  and admissions, five meals( Saturday  breakfast-Sunday lunch), overnight on the floor at the Sci-Quest, overnight in the Habitat (bed and shower) at the USSRC, IMAX movie, event t-shirt, event patch, and the services of two experienced council leaders. Not included: transportation and dinner Friday night.

 

To reserve your place, send an Event Registration Form and $25 non-refundable deposit to the Mobile Service Center by January 14, 2011. The remainder of the money will be due April 1, 2011. All monies are non-refundable. This is based on 50 minimum participants and 100 maximum participants. Questions? Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at extension 1202.

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2011 destinations

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It's that time of year again for destinations! Check out the 2011 destinations.

 

·         Explore It! Your Guide to Girl Scout destinations a resource for girls filled with tips on applying for destinations.

 

·         Girl Scout destinations can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities. Read Explore Your World (PDF) and learn about all the fun and exciting experience these Girl Scouts had on their destinations trip.

 

·         Got the travel bug? You're in the right place. The Global Travel Toolkit consists of four exciting resources to prepare you for international travel.

 

 

2011 destinations timeline:


UPDATE 10/28:

November 15: Applications due in council office: 3483 Springhill Av. Mobile, AL  36608; mbrutkiewicz@girlscoutssa.org. Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz (extension 1202) for further information.

 

·         Thanksgiving: All applications are in route to event sponsors from the applicants' home councils

 

·         Dec. 1: All "early" applications received by event sponsors

 

·         Jan. 14: All applicants notified of their status for "early" applications

 

·         Feb. 1: All deposits holding a participants' spot are due to event sponsors for "early" applications

 

·         Feb. 16: "Late" applications received by event sponsors

 

Girls can apply up to 4 destinations. Application process - fill out a Girl Scout application with 2 letters of recommendations. You can use the same letters of recommendation for additional destinations that you apply for.

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Rockin' the Apple

4 days in New York City

June 19 - 22, 2011

Join us for "Rockin' the Apple" as Girl Scouts enjoy four days and three nights in New York City!  We'll go to all the great sites including: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Central Park, 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Financial District, including the Stock Exchange and "Ground Zero", South Street Port, SoHo Art Gallery District, and Greenwich Village.  We will also see a Broadway Show.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime trip! 

Who:  All registered Girl Scouts and adults. 

·         Note:  Troops are welcome to register for this trip. 

·         GSSA Staff can supervise individually registered Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts.  

·         Daisies and Brownies must come with a parent.

Cost: $925 per person

·         NOTE: Girl Scouts can use Cookie Money earned during the 2010 and 2011 cookie sales

·         Non-refundable deposit of $100 due Sep. 15, 2010

·         2nd Deposit $200 due Nov. 14, 2010

·         Balance due Mar. 8, 2011

·         Cost Includes: Roundtrip motor coach and local transportation; deluxe hotel; all admission fees and taxes; evening activities including a Broadway Show; 3 breakfasts (all-you-can-eat-buffets); 3 dinners at NY restaurants; liability insurance; 24-hour licensed Tour Guide; and nighttime security.

·         Spending money for souvenirs, miscellaneous, and money for all lunches and meals to and from New York is the sole responsibility of the participant.  A minimum of $120 ($20 a day) for meals, snacks, and souvenirs is recommended.

Registration:  Complete an Event Registration Form for each participant (use participant's information and not the troop leaders) and mail with initial $100 deposit to:

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

145 Coliseum Blvd.

Montgomery, AL  36109

Minimum: 40 participants; Maximum: 50 participants

Registration Deadline:  September 15, 2010

 

Questions?  Call Christine Shavers at 334-272-9164, 800-239-6636 ext.2202, or e-mail cshavers@girlscoutssa.org.

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Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is planning a mini-Destination to Chattanooga, Tennessee July 16-18 and it is not for the faint of heart! This action packed trip offers something for everyone!

 

Friday, July 16: Destination Chattanooga begins Friday evening at the Chattanooga Riverboat. We will enjoy a movie and dinner before our moonlight cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat. Then we will sleepover on their new dockside boat.

 

Saturday, July 17: Breakfast at the Riverboat and then on to a full day of touring Ruby Falls, Rock City Gardens, the Incline Railway and the Tennessee Aquarium. Saturday evening will be a sleepover and dinner at the Creative Discovery Museum. 

 

Sunday, July 18: Breakfast at the Creative Discovery Museum and then on to caving at Raccoon Mountain Caverns. You will have a choice of the Wild Caving Eco Tour or the Crystal Palace Walking Tour.

 

Our destination ends mid-day on Sunday and troops are free to do more exploring or head home!

 

This all-girl trip is open to rising Juniors - Ambassadors, leaders and moms.  You do not have to currently be a member of a troop to attend. The $150 fee covers all attractions, meals (Friday night -Sunday morning), a patch, a t-shirt, and the services of two experienced leaders. Transportation and parking is not included, but troops are encouraged to carpool together.

 

To reserve your place, send an Event Registration Form and $25 non-refundable deposit to the Mobile Service Center by May 10. The remainder of the monies will be due in two installments: $75 by May 14 and $50 by June 10. All monies are non-refundable. This is based on 50 minimum participants and 100 maximum participants. All deposits will be refunded if the minimum isn't met. Questions? Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at extension 1202.

 

The initial deposit deadline is extended until May 10 to meet the minimum number of registrations.

 

UPDATE 5/13/10

We met our minimum for the Chattanooga Mini-Destination - Yea! We still have a few spaces remaining, so if you're interested in going, send Event Registration Forms with $100 non-refundable deposit to the Mobile Service Center by June 3. The balance and all forms are due June 10.

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The initial orders are in, and it's time to start booth sales.  Are your girls working booth sales to go for the top prizes? They definitely don't want to miss out. Top three sellers can win either an iPod, Nintendo DSi, Wii or Xbox. Other top prizes also include money toward a destination.  Remind your girls, working hard at booth sales may be just what they need to reach the top! All of the recognitions can be found in the cookie manual.

 


It's not too late to apply for a destination! Check online for the 2010 destinations accepting "late" applications. Some of the destinations will be accepting applications after the Feb. 16 date depending on whether the event is full or not. The website has been updated to reflect the destinations that are full. Destinations are great opportunities for Older Girls to gain confidence, develop leadership skills and are a unique learning experience. Please let your girls know about these great opportunities, you don't want them to miss out!

 

If these trips look fun to any girls in your troop, remind them they can use their Cookie Bucks on them. Their hard work during cookie sales can go towards the cost of the destination.   What a goal to set - selling cookies today, could allow you to explore the rain forest in Costa Rica tomorrow!

Does the idea of going somewhere new, doing something different and meeting people from everywhere you can imagine sound like fun? If so, a Girl Scout destination will allow you to do just that! And now GSSA is offering you the chance to receive a scholarship to help make your travel dreams a reality.

 

We will award scholarships to two Girl Scouts to attend GSUSA Destinations in 2010. Thanks to the Barbara Gilewicz Travel Scholarship Fund and private donors, we are able to offer one $1,000 and one $500 scholarship to deserving Girl Scouts. Applicants must be 14-18 years old and registered for the 2009-2010 membership year. Visit the Girl Scout destinations Web page www.studio2B.org/destinations for trip descriptions, current offerings and applications.

 

A volunteer committee will award scholarships based on a girl's desire and suitability as determined by her application package. Completed applications, references, and essays must be submitted to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz in the Mobile Service Center by November 9, 2009, for consideration. Those awarded will be notified within 10 days. Assignment of scholarships is contingent upon receipt of sufficient quality applications and acceptance to the destination.

If you earned a 2009 Cookie Sale shop gift certificate or destination money, but have not used it yet, you can put the funds you earned toward joining us for our Heritage Trip to Savannah, Feb. 12-16, 2010.  If you have an $80 shop gift certificate, you can have $175 towards the trip.  If you have a $145 shop gift certificate, you can have $300 towards the trip.  And, if you have destinations money already, this is an option for you, too!  Just contact Chris Shavers (ext. 2202) to let her know that you would like to transfer your funds from the gift certificate or destination to our HeritageTrip account.

What: G.E.M.M. - Girls Empowered to Make Movies is a destination where Girl Scouts ages 14-17 spend 10 days in beautiful San Diego, California working with professional filmmakers to hone their skills in writing, directing, editing, acting, cinematography, and production.  All aspects of the filmmaking process will be covered as they work in small crews to make movies.  Everyone will get the opportunity to fulfill each of the basic crew positions as well as write, direct, and edit a short film of up to five minutes. Twenty-four girls from around the country will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of a major motion picture studio plus other great surprises! 

When: July 10-19, 2009

For more information:

Visit http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_details.asp?eventid=393

for a complete description of the event, costs, and application procedures or contact Rea de la Cruz, rdelacruz@girlscoutssdi.org or (619) 610-0739.

Submit applications to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz by February 27 at mbrutkiewicz@girlscoutssa.org.

There are still great destinations available for 2009. The destinations that are not marked FULL on the National Girl Scouts website are accepting late applications. The "late" application deadline is February 16.  Please share these travel opportunities with your girls.

Here's the link to the destinations website:

http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_list.asp?catid=0

 Destinations timeline:

 Feb. 16             "Late" applications received by event sponsors

 Mar. 2              All additional applicants notified of their status

 March 16         All "late" applicants' deposit due to event sponsors

                        (Please note that there might be some destinations that

                        will extend the deadline if the event is not FULL)

Many of the destinations will be accepting applications after the Feb. 16 date depending on if their event is FULL or not. The destinations website will be updated to reflect the changes. Please share these destination opportunities with your girls. We have some destinations that were advertised late such as Wyoming's Wildlife Wonders and G.E.M.M. that have their own deadlines for receiving applications.

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The Hawaii Adventure destinations event has spaces available!

Hawaii Adventure

Camping, Kayaking, and Snorkeling on the Big Island

This adventure is designed to highlight one of the most naturally beautiful regions in the country, allowing a diverse, up-close and personal Hawaiian experience.

Now is your chance to visit beautiful Hawaii. You and thirteen other adventurers will learn about hydrology, hike to waterfalls, visit a local school, swim, snorkel and explore underwater ecosystems. Discover geology, volcanology and ecosystem ecology, walk through a lava tube and view flowing lava, and much more. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Stay in comfortable lodges and enjoy tent camping on this program.

Applications must be received by Feb. 13, 2009 to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at mbrutkiewicz@girlscoutssa.org.  

Get more info and download the application at http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_details.asp?eventid=463

destinations.gifA destination is your chance to go somewhere new, do something different, and meet people from everywhere you can imagine.  The deadline to apply is fast approaching!  At the Studio2B website, you'll find:

·         Things to Know: Getting started

·         Find out if you're ready to go on a destination

·         Click, Pick, and Go: Choosing top destination choices

·         Between the Pick and Go: Completing the application process

·         A destination Match: There are 6 categories of destinations.  Find out which one is right for you.

Contact:  Applications should be sent to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz mbrutkiewicz@girlscoutssa.org in the Mobile Service Center (3483 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, 36608)

Deadline:  Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 21.  Application Form: http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/destinations_girl_application_2009.pdf

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