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      Keep Mobile Beautiful is holding the semi-annual Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, November 5 at the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds.  

Older girls (Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors) are needed to unload cars, distribute materials and collect information. The shift will be from 8:45am-1:15pm and documentation of hours will be provided. 

Contact Carol Conrad: carol.conrad@cityofmobile.org (208-6028) to volunteer.

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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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The 2011 Avnet LPGA Classic is coming to the Robert Trent Jones Course, Magnolia Grove 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, ages 14 and up, 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 score.  Volunteers are needed Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 28th - May 1st. 

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. Here's the volunteer application for you and your older girls. 
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The Mobile Museum of Art is looking for volunteers, 14 and older, to help with fun art activities at the Festival of Flowers.  Volunteers will assist art instructors, interact with children to make hats, kaleidoscopes, painting "en plein air," leading a story time about art and artists, helping with a Readers Theatre.  Volunteers will also recruit participants, help set up and put away art materials.

Festival of Flowers is the premier flower and garden event of the greater Gulf Coast.  The festival theme this year is "All Things Bright and Beautiful."  The Museum needs volunteers on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00-5:00 (in 2.5 hour shifts) and Sunday, March 27 11:00 - 6:00 in 2 hour shifts.  Every volunteer will gain free admission to the Festival. 

An event orientation will be held at the museum on Monday, March 21 4:00-5:00.  Volunteers should be 14 and older. For more information about the event contact Howard McPhail, Curator of Education, Outreach at 251-208-5205  or howard.mcphail@mobilemuseumofart.com. To sign up for one or more shifts, please contact Gail McCain, Volunteer Coordinator at 251-208-5211  or gail.mccain@mobilemuseumofart.com.    


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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is having their 3rd Annual 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 to help with face painting and hiding Easter eggs. If you or your troop would like to help, please let Erica Bass, programintern@girlscoutssa.org know by Friday, April 15.

 

Girl Scout troops are also invited to register and run in the 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run.  Register online at active.com.

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Be a part of the Thin  Mint Sprint!
Volunteer opportunities still exist for older girls and adults to help make this event a success! Volunteers are needed to pass out water, cheer runners on, help with the Health Expo, and provide an extra hand wherever needed. If you are willing and able to serve, please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz (800-239-6636, ext. 1202) by Thursday, February 24.


Editor's Note: Mary Anne "ain't too proud to beg," so if you need some cajoling, just give her a call!

BUILD AN  OYSTER REEF

at Helen  Wood Park on the Western Shore of Mobile  Bay

Saturday and  Sunday, January 22-23, 8am-5pm   


Come for as long as you  can, whenever you want. Be prepared to get muddy.  Must be over 14  years old to participate.  Under 18 years must be accompanied by an  adult.  

Volunteers will be placing  bagged oyster shell in predetermined locations near the shoreline, creating  over a quarter-mile of oyster reef.  Most bags weigh 10 pounds.   Helen Wood Park is located just north of the Dog River Bridge off Dauphin  Island Parkway.  Please carpool as parking is limited.

For more  information, including parking information and maps, click here <http://www.trailblz.info/ACF/gateway/21.22533.aspx> .

This project will  serve to kick-off the 100-1000 Restore Coastal Alabama Partnership,  a coalition of public and private entities working together to  restore Alabama's coastal areas, making us more resilient to impacts  from hurricanes, oil spills, and climate change. Learn more about the amazing oyster and all the benefits  it brings to our coastal environment at www.100-1000.org <http://www.100-1000.org/> .

It is possible that the project will  be completed on Saturday.  Check the website Saturday night for  updates.

If possible,  please RSVP to info@joinacf.org.   Hope to see you this weekend!

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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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The Sea Lab program, September 17-19, for Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts has always been one of our most popular programs. Registrations have been slow this year and several leaders have expressed concern about the conditions at Dauphin Island due to the oil spill. The staff at the Sea Lab has assured us that this  program will go on, as planned.  

Beach conditions vary greatly from place to place and time to time. The safety and well being of our girls is our top priority and modifications will be made to the program, should conditions necessitate them. However, we still expect this to be a wonderful program and are optimistic that we will have sufficient registrations. The deadline has been extended to August 20, 2010. Please contact Mary Anne, extension 1202, for further information.

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Matlock, Johnnie Cochran, Clarence Darrow, Perry Mason, John Grisham, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Dole, Barack and Michelle Obama are famous (fictional and real) lawyers.

 

Lawyers have many options over the course of their careers. Besides private practice, they can become a prosecutor, government counsel, corporate in-house counsel, judge, arbitrator, law professor or politician. Legal training is good preparation for many non-legal jobs, such as corporate executive, government administrator, investment banker, entrepreneur or journalist.

 

Girl Scouts in middle school and high school can explore what it takes to be a lawyer with a young, female attorney.  A new series pathway focused on legal careers is starting, and we want girls to shape this group.  June 22, girls will meet to decide:

What activities do the girls want to do?  How often do they want to meet?  How do they want to communicate?  What do they want to call themselves?  Do they want to work on IP's?  Do they want to go on trips?

 

Get your girls involved in this from the ground up by RSVP'ing by June 21 to Molly Smart at extension 1402.

 

When: 4 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22

Where: Volunteer Center, Mobile

Cost: Free

RSVP by: June 21

Contact: Molly Smart, extension 1402

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We have a really exciting opportunity to share!

 

Share the Girl Scout Promise and Law with LPGA players while being introduced to the game of golf. Each girl will receive a small gift from the LPGA and a patch.

 

We'd like to send a special thank you to volunteer Becky Tate for coordinating this special program!

 

When: Monday, May 10

Ages: Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts

Where: Driving Range, Magnolia Grove

Check In: 4:15 p.m.

Minimum: 8

Maximum: 50

Fee: Free

Register: Mail, e-mail or fax the Event Registration Form to the Mobile Service Center by May 7.

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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.

 

Inspired by the best-selling book from Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky LIVE will feature musical performances, celebrity commentary, and the world premiere of Woineshet, a powerful short film directed by Academy Award® Winner Marisa Tomei.

 

With Half the Sky LIVE, audiences can watch the pages of Half the Sky come to life onscreen as Woineshet chronicles the story of a teenaged Ethiopian girl who struggles with and ultimately triumphs over sexual violence and discrimination. To learn more about the film, find your local theater, and purchase tickets go to Half the Sky Live (www.halftheskylive.com.)  This is showing in Mobile!

 

  • In honor of International Women's Day, CARE will present Half the Sky LIVE on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:30p.m., in select movie theaters nationwide.
  • Volunteers with older girls (13-18) can celebrate International Women's Day by taking them to watch Half The Sky LIVE. CARE, in partnership with Girl Scouts, will be providing an accompanying discussion guide for leaders to use for post discussion.

 

SUBMIT STORIES FOR TICKETS TO THE EVENT!
Thanks to CARE, GSUSA has 20 FREE double passes to issue to volunteers who plan to attend the event at their local participating theater (in Mobile). Volunteers can simply submit their stories on how they are spreading the word on global girls' issues within their troop or in the community. We know our volunteers are amazing and we would love to hear it! Please submit stories to groups@care.org. The first 20 volunteers to do so will receive a complimentary ticket (one ticket per theater.)

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.

Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 are invited to an overnight event with the Mariners.  Girls will spend an evening of fun and games with pizza and movies. 

 

GSSA's Mariner Crew Program, an active marine program, includes self-rescue and other water skills, sailing, emergency preparedness and eco-action.  Mariners participate in sailing and disaster training. They also are taking a sailing trip from Key West to the Dry Tortugas in 2010! 

 

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6 - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 7

Cost: $25

Where: Dauphin Way Methodist Church, Mobile

How to Register: Send the Event Registration Form to the Mobile Service Center

Registration Deadline: November 2

For More Information, contact "Woody" at 251.689.6627 or e-mail pbjk@peanutbutter-n-jellykids.com.

Join other older girl leaders during Purple Pearls Sunday, October 11 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the University of South Alabama. While the girls enjoy the activities, we will discuss all of the programs and opportunities available to older girls and brainstorm some new ideas!  RSVP if you would like to do an Older Girl Award training by October 8, or if you would like to just brainstorm, we'll see you there!

For more information, contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at extension 1202.

Calling all Girl Scouts ages 12 and up!  Have your girls pack up their gear and hit the road with the Gulf Pines council to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham. This trip will let your girls fine tune their primitive camping, day hiking and nature exploration skills.

 

The group will meet at Camp Iti Kana in Mississippi on Friday, cook dinner, check gear, and get to know each other. Then will head to Oak Mountain State Park Saturday morning where they will set up camp and plan their day hikes for Sunday and Monday.

 

Make sure your girls register early: this trip is limited to 20 participants!

 

Who: All 2009-2010 registered Girl Scouts age 12 and up (To chaperone, please call Kari Vicknair at 601.582.1455)

When: Friday, November 20, 6 p.m. to Monday, November 23, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Camp Iti Kana, Wiggins, MS, and Oak Mtn State Park, Pelham

Cost: $85 per person (Includes all meals & snacks, transportation, lodging, activities and a T-shirt!)

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2009

Download: Gulf Pines' Event Registration Form

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)

Make a weekend of it! Bring your older girls to Badge Day at USA Oct. 10 and come back Oct. 11 for:

Purple Pearls

An older girl event for 6-12th grade girls

 

When: 2-5 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2009

Where: USA's Ballroom in the Student Center

Cost: $5 for Girl Scouts, $12 for non-Girl Scouts

Registration Deadline: October 5

KD Badge Day Extended Registration Deadline: September 18

 

Older girls are invited to a fun filled afternoon on the USA campus. Girls will learn about opportunities especially for them while enjoying music and activities.  There will be door prizes, step dancing, eco-friendly facials, and so much more!  There will also be information on cool travel opportunities, scholarships, college info, camp opportunities, etc.

 

There will be an adult session about older girl activities for parents and leaders in a separate room in the student center.  This will also include a Silver and Gold Award training for leaders.

 

This is a volunteer-led event, so if you would like to see something like this in your area, we welcome your participation!  Call Mary Anne Brutkiewicz for more information at extension 1202.

Join Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) for a weekend of fun and leadership & earn the BPW Patch!

When: October 9 & 10

Where: Courtyard Marriot, 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209, (205) 879-0400

For: 9th-12th Grade Girls

Check in: 6 p.m. Friday; Check out: 4 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: $35 per girl including lodging and food; Saturday only: $15

Friday Night Mixer at the pool

Saturday sessions include (beginning 9:30 a.m.):

Standing Out in a Crowd, Leadership 101 and It's All About You

Mail, fax or e-mail registration to:

Marie Gill, 1515 Sparkman Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35816

Fax: 256-882-1750

E-mail: mgill@girlscoutsnca.org

For more information, contact Debbie LeBron at dlebron@girlscoutsnca.org or 800-447-5755 

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