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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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Check out Girl Scout Junior awards on our online shop!
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

8547_huntsville.jpgA lot of team work, determination, hard work, and great parent participation!  That's what it takes to pull off a wonderful trip (like ours) to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.  The girls of Troop 8547 (pictured right) raised in just under 2 years $7,000 through cookie sales, fall product sales, and fundraisers to fund this all inclusive trip (souvenirs included) they will never forget. 

 

The girls spent three days at space camp learning space flight history, space shuttle piloting, space station operations and mission control to fly a simulated space mission including space walks.  Then the girls spent 3 days learning to take off, fly and land a fighter jet in aviation camp.  The girls also learned survival skills and teamwork (the teamwork was the easy part for them) to wrap up their week crawling in the dark on their bellies in the woods through the dirt and mud in a game against another team.  We (yes, the 3 adults participated as well) did not win the challenge, but it was fun trying!

 

Robin M. - Leader

Junior Troop #8547

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Due to popular demand, Woody has added a special session for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors at Camp Scoutshire Woods!  July 4 - 9 girls will enjoy a full week of traditional camp fun with games and songs. There will also be fireworks and a picnic.  Camp staff will bring back the camp favorite "Win it in a minute" game. 

 

Cost: $265

When: July 4 - 9

Who: Junior and up Girl Scouts (girls going into 4th through 12th grades)

Where: Camp Scoutshire Woods

To register, turn in:

Registration Form

Hold Harmless Agreement

Camper Healthcare Recommendations

Camper Health History

 

 

 

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Field Executives Cheryl Pierce and Becci Benson are currently looking for Junior troops to do flag ceremonies and promote Girl Scouts at elementary school PTA meetings starting in August.  The girls must wear a Girl Scout vest or sash, and at least one girl willing to speak into a microphone to the audience about Girl Scouts. Cheryl and Becci will make sure that the girls are well trained in flag ceremonies and public speaking.  

 

To participate, simply contact them by Friday, July 16, 2010.

For Mobile County:

Contact Cheryl Pierce at extension 1103 or cpierce@girlscoutssa.org

For Coffee and Houston Counties:

Contact Becci Benson at 334.494.0616 or bbenson@girlscoutssa.org

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.

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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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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

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?


Did you know that an impression is made within the first seven seconds of meeting someone?  Seven seconds is an extremely small amount of time, so you must rely on your etiquette skills and social graces to ace that first impression.  Having social grace means that you can maneuver through any situation with ease.

 

Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to work with the Kappa Delta sisters to earn the "Mannerly Me" etiquette patch.  Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. the Kappa Deltas at the University of South Alabama will host a Spring Tea for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes.  Girls will also make Kentucky Derby hats to bring home.  Lunch is included.

 

Grade Level: Juniors and Cadettes

Fee: $5 per participant (two adults free) Due to space constraints, please only bring enough adults to satisfy Safety Wise.

Minimum: 15 Maximum: 30

Dress: Sundress or Sunday best

Where: Kappa Delta house at the University of South Alabama campus.

Postmark deadline: April 21

"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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