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_9460091935.jpgGirl Scouts of Southern Alabama and Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama inducted a bi-partisan delegation of legislators into the Alabama Honorary Girl Scout Troop 1912 on Thursday, June 2.  The ceremony took place in the Capitol Auditorium.

"In honor of Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary, this honorary legislative troop is called Troop 1912 for the year Girl Scouting was founded," said Trish Coghlan, chief executive officer for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. "Troop 1912's purpose is to be the voice for girls in the legislature. We're excited to have a diverse group representing Alabama's girls."

Senate members include Linda Coleman (D), Priscilla Dunn (D), Vivian Figures (D), Mark Keahey (D), Hank Sanders (D), Bobby Singleton (D), Harri Anne Smith (I) and Cam Ward (R).

House of Representatives members include Mike Hubbard, Speaker of the House (R), Alan Baker (R), Elaine Beech (D), Barbara Boyd (D), Terri Collins (R), Merika Coleman (D), Paul DeMarco (R), Juandalyn Givan (D), Laura Hall (D), Jamie Ison (R), Yvonne Kennedy (D), Mary Sue McClurkin (R), Joseph Mitchell (D), Mary Moore (D), Becky Nordgren (R), Patricia Todd (D), Mark Tuggle (R), Pebblin Warren (D), Kurt Wallace (R) and April Weaver (R).

Additionally, Representative Paul DeMarco presented a resolution recognizing June 2 as Girl Scout day and the formation of Troop 1912.

For more photos, click here.

Pictured L-R: Kurt Wallace, Mary Sue McClurkin, Jamie Ison, Paul DeMarco, Terri Collins, Barbara Boyd, Elaine Beech, Cam Ward and GSSA Board Member Marian Loftin
Looking for something to do this summer? We've got even more events just for you! Girls may register for events individually, or with a troop. The 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.

Swimming, games, hiking and campfire snacks! Bring a sack lunch for a picnic!
Who: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
First session: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Registration Deadline: June 20
Second session: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Registration Deadline: July 18
Where: Holy Ground Battlefield Park, Hayneville
Time: 9AM-3PM
Cost: $12/girl (includes snack)
Contact: Jennifer Sakey, 334-272-9164, ext. 2104

Cool off this summer as we celebrate Christmas in July!  Crafts, snacks and movies that combine summer sun and winter snow.
Who: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Where: Girl Scout Volunteer Center, Montgomery
Deadline to Register is July 11

Contact: Jennifer Sakey, 334-272-9164, ext. 2104


Join us at camp for fishing contests and water play!  Bring a picnic lunch, your swimsuit, fishing pole and bait.

Who: Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Camp Humming Hills, Elba
Deadline to register is July 25

Contact: Jennifer Sakey, 334-272-9164, ext. 2104

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.

The Outreach Program Facilitator delivers outreach programs in the River Region. Facilitators present academic enhancement programs and the Girl Scout Leadership program in Head Start Centers and local elementary schools in the River Region. S/he works collaboratively with the Outreach Specialist and other outreach staff to fulfill the requirements of funded initiatives including direct program delivery, organizing program-related events, maintenance of records and reports and communication with community partners.  Part-time position.

Click here for more information on this position.

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


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 Montgomery 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


03252010_WoD.JPGGirl Scouts of Southern Alabama hosted its 15th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala and Auction March 25, 2010 at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club.  Over 200 attendees helped celebrate the honorees accomplishments and commitments to their community.  We've posted our photo gallery of the event, and will have video from the event, also.


Honorees included Margaret Hastings Bentley, Wanda Lloyd, Judge Sharon Gilbert Yates, Bette Sue Strasburger, Karen Sellers, Sheron Rose and Edith Jordan Wilcox. Young Women of Distinction honorees included Abigail B. and Miranda S.  Girl Scout Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Liz Carnahan. These women, through service to their family, career and community have set an example of excellence and Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is proud to recognize them.


Highlights from the evening included a reception and silent auction before the awards dinner.  The program began with special guest speaker, The Honorable Sue Bell Cobb, Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court, who delivered the keynote address.  The mistress of ceremonies was WSFA-12 news anchor Tonya Terry.  The fabulous evening also included a live auction conducted by Auctioneer Johnny Mullins.   


Proceeds from this event will help Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama make leadership development programs available to every girl, everywhere.


Special thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers who helped make the night a success! 

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. 

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is accepting nominations to recognize women who have distinguished themselves through service and leadership. This event will honor up to nine women from across Southern Alabama who make a difference in our community.

The 2010 Women of Distinction Gala will be held on March 25, 2010, at Wynlakes Country Club in Montgomery.

We invite you to nominate distinguished women from our community. One award will be presented in each of the nine categories.

  • Business, Finance, Insurance
  • Arts, Cultures, Humanities
  • Education, Faith, Youth or Social Services
  • Environment, Architecture, Engineering, Real Estate, Construction
  • Health, Wellness, Fitness
  • Law, Government, Elected Officials
  • PR, Advertising, Media
  • Girl Scout Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Woman of Distinction


The nomination packet and Young Woman of Distinction packet contain more information and the needed forms to nominate your candidate.  The application deadline is Friday, November 27, 2009. 

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama's Alumnae Association

Invites you to an Alumnae Mixer featuring special guest


Patricia.jpgPatricia Diaz Dennis

Former chair of the board of Girl Scouts of the USA


November 4, 2009

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Civil Rights Memorial Center



Tickets: $5

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served


Please RSVP by October 30, 800-239-6636 or 334-272-9164


Registration is limited to the first 50 people who register, so call to reserve your place soon!  Be sure to bring your business cards to qualify for door prizes. 

Service Unit 914 invites you to a Halloween Festival Thursday, October 29, 6 - 8 p.m. at Dalraida United Methodist Church in Montgomery.  Wear your favorite costume and join the fun! Each troop in Service Unit 914 is hosting a game! Win prizes and candy. Hot dogs, chips and drink will be available for purchase at a cheap price.


The "dead"line for registration is Friday, October 23.  E-mail with the number of girls from your troop. Siblings may attend, but must be accompanied by the parent who must stay for the event. No non-family members please.


Help us fight hunger!  Each Girl Scout is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. The Girl Scout with the most food by weight will win a trophy. For every 10 lbs of food, the Girl Scout will receive a raffle ticket for door prizes.

Job Description: Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama seeks a program facilitator to work with 1st and 2nd graders  at T.S. Morris Elementary School in Montgomery.  The facilitator will deliver a prepared, 6-session Girl Scouts literacy program during the school day in the Fall 2009 semester.  The program will begin as soon as possible with a flexible schedule.  Training will be provided.


Requirement:   Good presentation, communication and organizational skills

                          Candidate must have own transportation


Salary:  $11 per hour plus mileage


Contact:  Angela Fedor, extension 1803


Resumes: Fax to 334-272-6574 or e-mail

Troop 9469 Invites You

to a TOGA Block Party

Monday, May 11

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Montgomery Service Center

Come meet your fellow TOGA Girl Scouts. We're going international, so bring hors d'oevures from the country of your choice.  We'll eat, talk, and have fun!

RSVP by: Friday, May 8

Cost: $3
To Register: Download the Event Registration Form and return to Karlyn Edmonds or the Montgomery Service Center.


Check out the cool ad the girls from Troop 9469 made:

Join us for the first annual Girl Scout Camporee! Camporee passes include a movie on the scoreboard, popcorn, camp-out in the outfield grass and a hearty breakfast in the morning. Plus, our event includes much more special benefits:

  • All Girl Scouts will be seated together!
  • Sign up for the pre-game parade!
  • Watch the video board for a special message just for us!
  • Post-game MAX Fireworks Spectacular
  • AND - it's CIRCUS NIGHT! Have a ball in the midway games area and see crazy performers on the concourse!

A limited number of tickets are available for both the game and Camporee. To order, complete the online order form by April 3.

Our Montgomery Service Center will open a Volunteer Center on February 1!  The Volunteer Center is a great place to have meetings, special events such as bridging, or even overnight events. 

You can find the Reservation and Kaper forms on the Forms & Resouces page of our web site, under the Property section.

Reservations are now being accepted, so take advantage of our new Volunteer Center for your next event!

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