Results tagged “Sailing” from GSSA Leader Blog: The Virtual Volunteer

Would you like to learn to sail?   We have a sailing program, and it is about to become better and larger!  We have long offered sailing on Lake Martin on selected weekends each spring and fall, with the longer and more exciting Sail Away camp following resident camp that is devoted strictly to sailing.  Now, we are about to offer even more opportunities within this pathway program, and participation in a traditional troop is not necessary.

Sailing is a lifetime sport that involves the ability to swim.   It is an active sport and can provide hours of enjoyment being out on the water, watching the weather patterns and learning to read the wind to power the boat.   We have a large fleet of sailboats of different sizes and types from Sunfish to an O'Day that sleeps 8, so we offer lots of different types of craft to learn on.

Rusty and Gwen Black, volunteers who live in Opelika, will be expanding the sailing program this year.   They will announce sailing days during some weekends when they will be up at Lake Martin available to teach sailing to those girls who would like to learn to sail.   The cost will be modest, and they will coordinate via an e-mail list serve when they will be at Kamp Kiwanis. Even beginners, starting at age 9, can join in the fun and learn to sail a Sunfish! Also, if you have friends who want to sail and are not Girl Scouts, they simply can pay the $15 GS registration fee, and they can sail, too!

If you live close enough that you don't mind the commute to Lake Martin and would like to participate, please contact us at communications@girlscoutssa.org, and we will create the e-mail list.   It should be a great time!

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Pick up where summer camp left off developing your skills with your crew mates while learning by doing and you will be sailing the Zumas with confidence before you know it. Come sail away on beautiful Perdido Bay!
(And feel free to join us at Mariner Weekend.)

Program Level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador with Previous sailing instruction required!

October 2-Oct. 3, 2010
Time: Check in 8-8:30 am CDT Saturday
   Check out 12 noon CDT Sunday
(For those traveling a good distance, you can come Friday night.)

Where: Kugleman Aquatic Center, Lillian, Al.

Fee: $25 - includes lodging, food Saturday evening and breakfast on Sun. (Bring a sack lunch for Saturday) and program materials.

A list of what to bring will be e-mailed to you upon registration.

Deadline to register September 17, 2010

Contact "Woody" at pbjk@peanutbutter-n-jellykids.com pbjk@peanutbutter-n-jellykids.com for further information.


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Learn the basics of sailing on beautiful Lake Martin using our flotilla of sunfish. Our experienced instructors will provide a positive learning atmosphere for students to build confidence and develop skills. You will get hooked and join us for more instructional weekends!
(And feel free to join us at Mariner Weekend.)



No previous sailing experience required

October 23-Oct. 24, 2010

Time: Check in 8-8:30 am CDT Saturday
Check out 12 noon CDT Sunday (For those traveling a good distance, you can come Friday night.)

Where: Kamp Kiwanis near Eclectic, Al.

Fee: $25 - includes lodging, food Saturday evening and breakfast on Sun. (Bring a sack lunch for Saturday) and program materials.

A list of what to bring will be e-mailed to you upon registration.

Deadline to register Oct. 7th, 2010

Contact "Woody" at pbjk@peanutbutter-n-jellykids.com for further information

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Calling all 8th-12th grade girls in troops or Juliettes interested in high adventure, water-based activities! This year's focus will be a mix of white water canoeing, rafting and sailing. Be sure and join us for a fun weekend of meet-and-greet where we will plan all exciting activities to schedule on our calendar. Bring your planner. If you are interested in this Mariner experience, don't miss out! Hop on board now!

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Troops interested in the mariner program are also invited. The Leaders will get information on certifications and program objectives and goals during this weekend.

Saturday September 11, 2010-September 12, 2010

Registration deadline: Aug 30, 2010

Camp Scoutshire Woods- Citronelle, Al.

Time:  Check in 8-8:30 am CDT Saturday

            Check out 12 noon CDT Sunday

(For those traveling a good distance, you can come Friday night.)

 

Event Type: Introduction Mariner Pathway

 Program Level: 8-12th grade girls

Fee:   $25 - includes lodging, food Saturday evening and breakfast on Sun.  (Bring a sack lunch for Saturday) and program materials.

A list of what to bring will be e-mailed to you upon registration.


Contact "Woody" at pbjk@peanutbutter-n-jellykids.com for further information.

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