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We've got an amazing 100th Anniversary celebration planned! "Girl Scouts Rock Mobile!" will take place March 24-25. Girls will spend two days in beautiful downtown Mobile making our presence known and celebrating in true Girl Scout style! Girls will visit historical and cultural sites, view our own history exhibit at the Museum of Mobile, take an " Eco Cruise" of Mobile Bay, attend an eco-fair, make "green" crafts, participate in a "Flash  Mob", special activities for older girls, and much more!  Click here for the details.

Part of our celebration will be a 100th Anniversary Art Contest, open to all troops.  Your can participate by creating a 3-D "100" art project, which will be on display during the "Rock Mobile Weekend.  Click here for more info.

March 1 is the deadline for both the "Girl Scouts Rock Mobile!" event and the 100th Anniversary Art Contest, so make plans to join the fun. It's gonna be great!

Troop 8302 is sponsoring A TEEN NIGHT at PETE'S PARTY PALACE in Mobile, AL. on Friday, November 25, for girls in 5th-9th grades.

There will be a DJ, X-Box Tournaments, and Concessions. The time will be 8pm to midnight!

Come support our troop and help us spread the word.  We are raising money to celebrate Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary in Washington D.C. in June. 

This would be a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done.

Contact Rachel Pierce at 251/367-8550 to get your advance tickets now through Wednesday, November 23.

Troops wishing to submit information on their fundraising efforts to attend the 100th Anniversary "Rock the Mall" celebration in Washington, DC can send details to our PR and Marketing Department.for inclusion in the blog and the GSSA weekly.


Be a part of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama's 100th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration! Join girls from across south Alabama on October 29, 2011 at the Mobile Museum of Art and Langan Park in Mobile. 

Did you know that Juliette Gordon Low was not only the founder of Girl Scouting, but also a naturalist and artist? We'll celebrate her love of nature and art with a fun art project in the museum. Did you know that Juliette was born on Halloween? We'll see a new short movie about her life in the museum theater, followed by lunch and a birthday party. After lunch, we'll "Bridge to the New Century" and conclude the day with our favorite Girl Scout songs at a huge sing-along in the park. 

This will be the first opportunity to earn the new "100th Anniversary Celebration" patch and the "Bridging to a New Century" patch.  The registration deadline has been extended to October 4. You don't want to miss this exciting opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting!

Click here for all the details!

Looking for something to do this summer? We've got events just for you! Girls may register for events individually, or with a troop. The Summer Slam Event Registration Form should be submitted along with payment for the event. Girls who are not already Girl Scouts will also need to submit the Girl Scout Registration Form with the $12 annual membership fee.


The first 50 girls to register for each event get a free summer slam T-Shirt! (one per girl)


Girl Scouts who bring a friend who is not already a Girl Scout will receive a "Make New Friends" patch!


To register, send the Summer Slam Event Registration Form to 3483 Springhill Avenue, Mobile 36608.


Pajama Jam Skate Party Sleep Over

Thursday, June 16, 8 p.m. - Friday, June 17, 7:30 a.m.
Dreamland Skate Center, Three Notch Road, Mobile
Cost: $10 includes Pizza, Drinks, Snacks, Skating, Movie, Face Painting, Nail Painting and Talent Show! Plus wear your favorite PJ's!
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 10


SWIMber Party at the YMCA

Friday, July 8, 6 p.m. - Saturday, July 9, 6:30 a.m.
Chandler-Hearin YMCA on Downtowner, Mobile
Cost: $10 includes Dinner and Snacks, Swimming till Mid-night, Activities and Crafts
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 1


Amazing Race at the Municipal Park

Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Langan Municipal Park, Ziegler Blvd. Mobile
Cost: $5 per person - family and friends are invited to participate.
Lunch and Drinks will be provided.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 15

04082010_AJM.jpgIt's not too late to register to "Adopt A Distinguished Young Woman" for this year. Formerly known as Adopt an America's Junior Miss, this program allows Girl Scout troops to interact with contestants over the time that they are in Mobile for the national finals, June 12-25.

At this point, we still have 19 out of the 50 girls without troops. We want this to be a great experience for all of the girls. We've extended the deadline (again) until May 20, 2011.

If your troop can host, please contact Jeannie Napper at 251-344-3330, ext. 1202.

Check out the Be Your Best Self patch program. If your troop completes the patch program by June 12, your troop will be recognized in a special ceremony at one of the events.

Be sure when you turn in your Event Registration Form to list which states you would like to adopt. Keep in mind, 31 of the states have already been assigned. The young women who are coming are really impressive! See what great role models your girls can interact with if you participate in this program.

Still aren't sold? Look at the photos from last year's program, and we're sure you'll adopt a Distinguished Young Woman!

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.

04082010_AJM.jpgGirl Scouts of Southern Alabama troops "adopt" Distinguished Young Women each summer and show them hospitality while getting involved in this exciting program! This is a great summer activity for your girls!

Troops are still needed as we are far from our goal of 50 troops. If you are interested, please send an Event Registration Form to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz by May 1. Be sure and include your state preferences, if any.

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LPGA invites Girl Scouts to meet and greet some of the country's best women's golfers. Girls will participate in a putting clinic and spend time with the lady golfers, learning about the sport of golf and fulfilling dreams. The LPGA is providing pizza (yum!) and a special guest speaker, Stacy Lewis.
If you don't know who Stacy Lewis is, you'll want to get to know her.
Not just because Stacy has been the best amateur player in the country over the past 2 years, or because she was the 2007 NCAA champion, or even because she has won 12 tournaments at the collegiate level while putting the University of Arkansas' women's golf program on the map.
It isn't because in her last event as an amateur, at the prestigious Curtis Cup held at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Stacy became the first person in the 76 year history of the Curtis Cup to post a 5 - 0 record while leading her US team to an historic victory. And it isn't because in her first tournament as a professional at the US Open 2008, the most prestigious of majors, she lead the star-studded field after the 3rd round and played in the final group with Paula Creamer, where she managed to finish third.
You'll want to meet Stacy Lewis because she is the best story in women's golf due to the things she's overcome in order to just play golf again.   7.5 years in a back brace and back surgery, after which she wasn't sure she would even be able to walk, let alone swing a golf club again.
You won't be able to help but like Stacy because she's earned everything she's ever won, and then some. She embodies those values that we most cherish: fiercely competitive yet considerate, tremendously talented yet seeks betterment through hard work, intelligent without being condescending, confident without being self absorbed and incredibly irrepressible no matter what obstacles are before her. In many respects, Stacy Lewis is who we would like to be as Girl Scouts.

And, if you aren't convinced yet, you can always come for the pizza... (PS - we're just kidding about that!)

When: Monday, April 25
           4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Magnolia Grove Golf Course, Mobile
Program Level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Girl Scouts
Minimum: 15, Maximum: 30
Fee: $3 (includes snack and a patch)
Registration deadline: In office by April 22
Questions? Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, ext. 1202
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If you or your troop would like to help with any of these opportunities, please let Erica Bass, know by Monday, April 4.
Older Girls needed for Face Painting/Hiding Easter Eggs
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be having their 3rd Annual "The 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 (Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts) to help with face painting and hiding Easter eggs.
Earth Day Celebration Volunteers
A Girl Scout troop is invited to show how we are eco-friendly at Spring Hill Medical Center's Earth Day celebration in Mobile.  The event will be held April 22 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ideas would be doing a craft or show how to earn a badge on conservation or environment.  Set up begins at 8:00.  Bagged lunch and beverage provided. Open to any age group.
Earth Day at The Hangout
Show the Gulf Coast how you protect the earth.  Girl Scout troops are invited to The Hangout in Gulf Shores for an Earth Day Celebration April 22. Troops can set up a booth and demonstrate something your troop has learned or studied about relating to conservation and protecting the earth.  Show how Girl Scouts are Green!  This could be a craft to do, songs, pictures, etc.  Set up begins at 10:30 a.m., and the event is from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Volunteer and Meet the World's Best Pro Golfers
The 2011 Avnet LPGA Classic is coming to the Robert Trent Jones Course, Magnolia Grove, Mobile from April 28 to May 1.  Join the World's Best Women's Professional golfers along with the best fans around and volunteer for The 2011 Avnet LPGA Classic!  Volunteers are needed to be Standard Bearers.  The Standard Bearer walks 18 holes with a twosome or threesome of players and carries the sign (the standard) with the players' names and scores.  Volunteers are needed Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 28 - May 1.  As a volunteer, you will be admitted free.  You will also receive 2 tickets for your family to enjoy the tournament each day that you work.  In addition, you will receive a T-shirt along with a meal voucher on the days that you volunteer.  You will need to provide your own khaki shorts or pants.  Girls m
ust be at least 13 years old.
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Older Girl volunteers (grades 6-12) are needed for the 10th annual Luck of the Irish event, Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Bienville Square in Mobile.  Girls will be face painting, and 17-year-olds will supervise children in the bouncy house and super slides.  Girls that volunteer will be allowed to sample all of the stews and corned beef and cabbage! 

If you can volunteer, please contact Lydia Pettijohn at 251-479-5700.
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popes_tms_web.jpgWe're so excited about the 3rd annual Thin Mint Sprint, and things just keep getting even better! 

We've already got:
  • the new patch program (the deadline to register for the patch program is tomorrow, February 18!)
  • you can recycle old tennis shoes, thanks to Baldwin Bone and Joint, P.C.
  • Azalea City DJ's Step Daddy will be there to entertain
  • troops will be leading crafts, selling cookies, and being Thin Mint cheerleaders
  • various health screenings and safety activities led by city personnel
  • The troop with the most race entries will win a troop award
And now, to top it all off, the Museum of Art is having a family friendly Mardi Gras event.  In case you're not familiar with the area, the museum is in Langan Park, where the Thin Mint Sprint is held.  So, after the health expo/awards ceremony is over, you can walk on over to even more (and FREE) fun!

The event will include Mardi Gras inspired art activities, ballroom dancing, music, refreshments, Mardi Gras inspired short plays, and more.

This is really shaping up to be a great day at Langan Park.  Will you be there?

The Outreach Specialist is a part-time position. The Outreach Specialist works with the Advancement Team to develop partnerships and collaborative relationships to extend and support the impact of Girl Scouting within assigned council's jurisdiction.  S/he will assist with development and outreach administrative duties in the Mobile office, including management and supervision of grants and funded initiatives and facilitation of outreach programs.  Position may require periodic weekends and evenings.

Click here for more information on this position.

The posting closes March 1, 2011.  If you are interested in applying, send your resume to


liz_brent.jpgI was online with SNAP the other day, looking at the cookie sale thermometer, and it is looking very pretty.   You and your girls have done lots of work!  Today there were two tractor-trucks and a smaller truck at the Mobile office, unloading cookies.   We budget the cookie sale below that of the year before to be on the safe side.   So keep up the good work!   And make that cookie sale thermometer soar!

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

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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.

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Carrie Underwood is coming to the Mobile Civic Center October 23, as part of her "Play On" tour.  Pretty awesome, right?  But what does that have to do with Girl Scouts?


Well...Carrie Underwood would like for Girl Scouts to attend her concert!  We have a limited number of tickets, and you can get them for only $2 per ticket.


Who is eligible to receive tickets?  Any registered Girl Scout!  You can purchase three tickets per family.  All you need is one registered Girl Scout (ages 5-18), and your family can purchase up to three tickets.


How do you get them?  It's easy!  We're doing this on a first-come, first-served basis by date and time each e-mail is received.  So, be sure to register quickly.  Simply e-mail the Event Registration Form to, and we'll let you know if we have tickets for you.


After that, we will let you know when we have the tickets available for pick up.  The concert is nine days away, so there won't be enough time to mail out any tickets.  Tickets will be available for pick up (once we receive them) at the Mobile and Montgomery Service Centers between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Tickets will not be available for pick up on the day of the concert, so be sure you can come by one of the offices before that time.


We will keep a waiting list for any tickets that don't get picked up by noon on Friday, Oct. 22.


We knew Carrie is an American Idol, but we think she's a Girl Scout Idol, too!

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20100915drcrlogo.jpgThe 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,, for more information.

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The American Cancer Society is sponsoring a breast cancer awareness walk in Mobile October 30, 2010, downtown in Bienville Square. The Girl Scouts have been asked to participate by cheering at the finish lines to show support for the walkers. Girls are also encouraged to participate in the walk if they want to. They are asked to wear their uniforms, make signs and come in good spirits ready to cheer on the participants! Girl Scout troops will check in at the volunteer tent. 

The presence of the Girl Scouts at an event like this speaks volumes of the girls' dedication to their community and their compassion for a cause that is held dear to so many women all over all over the world. If your troop would like to participate in this event, please contact Cheryl at 251-377-4388 no later than September 15. 

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The Mobile Bay Bears are headed to the playoffs! The next home game will be Saturday, September 11 at 7:05 p.m. against the Jacksonville Stars. This would be an excellent chance to redeem your tickets from the rain out game August 27.


If you have your tickets, you may exchange them ahead of time at the Bay Bears Administration Office or on game day at the Will Call Window. Unclaimed tickets from August 27 will be available at the Will Call under the Troop # and leader name.  The Girl Scouts do not have any additional tickets for this game; tickets may be purchased at the gate.  

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Cookie Bites


This year, cookie chairs and troop leaders have three options for cookie sale training.  You can either complete a special online training that will be offered, or you can attend an in-person training - or both!  The online training will be available soon, and the "in-person" trainings will be Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Montgomery Volunteer Center from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (lunch served), and Sunday, November 8, at the Mobile Volunteer Center from 2-4 p.m. (snack served).


If you plan to attend either "in-person" training, please contact Teri Eversole (ext. 1302) for the Mobile training and Cheryl Miller (ext. 2302) for the Montgomery training by November 2.  Cookie chairs, service unit managers, troop leaders and troop cookie chairs all are invited to attend the training of their choice. 

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