you're a Girl Scout, let's have some fun and learn while doing it! Not only are the girls in this council
successful cookie sellers, they have the benefit of some tremendous resources
for programs. We are fortunate to have
an excellent program team that puts together great programs and leverages many
of the resources of the council footprint.
I thought I would run through a few programs for girls to have some real
fun with. It is important to register early since some of these opportunities will
Scouting for Food - November 9 - we are partnering with the Mobile Area Council
Boy Scouts of America to help feed the needy.
This is one of the largest one-day
food drives to help supply area food banks as winter approaches. Food is collected in bags and taken to area
Greer's Markets. This is a great way to
contribute to the community and earn community service hours.
Auburn - Thin
Mint Sprint/Glow Run - November 2 - we have had successful Thin Mint Sprints
around the council. This year the
run/walk takes a new twist. It is a
glow run, which is the new trend in the running world. It takes place in the dark, and
runners/walkers will have the opportunity to participate in all sorts of glow
fun! There's glowing fingernail polish,
a glow tunnel, glow face paint, a tot trot and glow games. It's a great family fun opportunity to get
some exercise and show off your inner glow!
Kappa Delta Badge Day - November 2 - the KDs at the University of South Alabama
are great role models for girls and host a badge day for girls of all ages to
earn badge that reinforce becoming a girl of courage, confidence, and
character. There are badge
opportunities at every age level. The KDs
spend a great deal of time on this opportunity and everyone I've talked to
about this event says it has had the girls spellbound.
Troy - High
Adventure at Camp Butter & Egg - November 9 - we are proud of our zip
lines, but Camp Butter & Egg has climbing walls, climbing nets, double zip
lines and a number of high-adventure elements to challenge even the most adept Girl
Scout. Using this camp provides a
tremendous opportunity for girls to put their skills to the test in a safe and
Zumba - November 16 - do you love to dance?
Do you enjoy getting some exercise while making some great moves on the
dance floor? Come to Zumba at the
Montgomery Volunteer Center. Dance to
the music with your Girl Scout sisters, have some fun and get that body moving!
Handmade Holidays - November 23 - the holidays are right around the
corner. Do you prefer to give gifts
that express your inner artist?
Handmade Holidays is the girl event for you. Make cards, crafts and a canvas while
listening to holiday music. This is a
great way to get a jump on holiday shopping.
This is just
a sampling of the many fun events and activities to get your Girl Scouts out
and having some fun while learning skills.
Others with deadlines and pertinent information can be found on www.girlscoutssa.org under the events
and programs tab or subscribe to the weekly GSSA e-newsletter.