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These new guides include badges, handbook sections, awards log, accessory pages, and more.  (Daisies will earn Petals instead of badges.) Each level has its own Girl's Guide and it is presented in a beautiful standard‐size binder.   

The Daisy, Brownie and Junior Guides are in stock at the GSSA Council Shops or can be purchased through our online shop.

The Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Guides will be available soon!
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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 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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Thanks to the generosity of a local business, Girl Scouts have been given a special evening at the Hank!  Girl Scouts and their families can attend the August 27 Bay Bears game as they play the Huntsville Stars.

 

For just $2 per ticket, families can not only attend the game, but also have supper, play on the inflatables and Bay Bear Beach, AND stay for fireworks after the game!  The local business will be in attendance, and would love to see the girls they've sponsored show their Girl Scout pride by wearing sashes, vests or troop T-Shirts.

 

The ticket includes the game, an amusement wristband, a hot dog and a Pepsi.  Event Registration Form with payment should be submitted to the Mobile Service Center no later than Wednesday, August 25. Tickets will be available at the Will-Call window.

 

Who: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, Adults and Tagalongs

When: Gates open at 6, the first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Friday, August 27

Where: Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

Registration Deadline: Registrations must be received in the Mobile Service Center by Wednesday, August 25

Cost: $2 per person

Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, ext. 1202

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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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Due to popular demand, Woody has added a special session for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors at Camp Scoutshire Woods!  July 4 - 9 girls will enjoy a full week of traditional camp fun with games and songs. There will also be fireworks and a picnic.  Camp staff will bring back the camp favorite "Win it in a minute" game. 

 

Cost: $265

When: July 4 - 9

Who: Junior and up Girl Scouts (girls going into 4th through 12th grades)

Where: Camp Scoutshire Woods

To register, turn in:

Registration Form

Hold Harmless Agreement

Camper Healthcare Recommendations

Camper Health History

 

 

 

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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

It's Your Story--Tell It! Journey Series

 

Available in December 2010, the "It's Your Story--Tell It!" leadership journey series uses a storytelling theme in a fun and grade-level relevant way for girls to better understand themselves and their potential.

 

On this journey, an emphasis is also placed on media literacy and creative expression. All along the journey, girls have opportunities to engage in a variety of arts, including performing, visual, culinary, and new media, to tell their stories and take action to make the world a better place.

 

Check out the grade level titles and themes, and get a taste of the "It's Your Story--Tell It!" journey series right now by downloading the activities below and trying them with girls in troops, groups, series, events and camps.

 

Daisy: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!

Daisies learn just how much they can care for animals and for themselves--and just how good that makes them feel.

 

Brownie: A World of Girls

Stories teach Brownies clues about how they can create positive change in the world--change that affects girls.

 

Junior: aMUSE

Juniors learn just how many roles are open to them in the world and the possibilities those roles open for them.

 

Cadette: MEdia

Cadettes look for the ME in media and learn how they can shape media--for themselves, their community and the world.

 

Senior: MISSION: SISTERHOOD!

Seniors learn how widening their network broadens their world, and benefits the world as well.

 

Ambassador: BLISS: Live It! Give It!

Ambassadors learn to dream big, now and for their future, and begin their legacy as leaders who help others achieve their dreams too.

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Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is planning a mini-Destination to Chattanooga, Tennessee July 16-18 and it is not for the faint of heart! This action packed trip offers something for everyone!

 

Friday, July 16: Destination Chattanooga begins Friday evening at the Chattanooga Riverboat. We will enjoy a movie and dinner before our moonlight cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat. Then we will sleepover on their new dockside boat.

 

Saturday, July 17: Breakfast at the Riverboat and then on to a full day of touring Ruby Falls, Rock City Gardens, the Incline Railway and the Tennessee Aquarium. Saturday evening will be a sleepover and dinner at the Creative Discovery Museum. 

 

Sunday, July 18: Breakfast at the Creative Discovery Museum and then on to caving at Raccoon Mountain Caverns. You will have a choice of the Wild Caving Eco Tour or the Crystal Palace Walking Tour.

 

Our destination ends mid-day on Sunday and troops are free to do more exploring or head home!

 

This all-girl trip is open to rising Juniors - Ambassadors, leaders and moms.  You do not have to currently be a member of a troop to attend. The $150 fee covers all attractions, meals (Friday night -Sunday morning), a patch, a t-shirt, and the services of two experienced leaders. Transportation and parking is not included, but troops are encouraged to carpool together.

 

To reserve your place, send an Event Registration Form and $25 non-refundable deposit to the Mobile Service Center by May 10. The remainder of the monies will be due in two installments: $75 by May 14 and $50 by June 10. All monies are non-refundable. This is based on 50 minimum participants and 100 maximum participants. All deposits will be refunded if the minimum isn't met. Questions? Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at extension 1202.

 

The initial deposit deadline is extended until May 10 to meet the minimum number of registrations.

 

UPDATE 5/13/10

We met our minimum for the Chattanooga Mini-Destination - Yea! We still have a few spaces remaining, so if you're interested in going, send Event Registration Forms with $100 non-refundable deposit to the Mobile Service Center by June 3. The balance and all forms are due June 10.

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If any of your older girls are interested in getting their Silver or Gold award, then you need to attend the training for leaders and advisors. This is open to all leaders and advisors of Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. During the training you will receive a step-by-step explanation of the tools you need to assist your girls and ensure their success. This training will also provide useful tips and pointers.

 

This will be the last training session on the 2006 Studio 2B standings; training for awards using the Journeys will begin this summer. There will be two simultaneous trainings on Tuesday, Feb. 23. One training will be at the Montgomery Service Center at 6 p.m. and the other at the Auburn Scout Hut at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz by email or by phone at ext. 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

For Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts

 

Great for team-building and confidence-boosting!  Girls between the ages of 9 and 11 will experience the low challenge course, and ages 12 and up will experience the low and high challenge course.  Juniors may apply this event toward the "Adventure Sports" badge, and older girls can apply this event toward the "High Adventure" IP.

 

Troops or individuals may register for this event. Individual girls must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Adults not participating in the course do not have to pay.

 

Visit the challenge course web site!

http://www.ag.auburn.edu/adm/adventure/index.php

 

 

When: Sunday, October 18, from 1 - 5 p.m. 

Where: Auburn University, Auburn

Ages: 9 years old and up, adults may participate!

Cost: 9-11 years old - $20.00, 12 years old and up - $30.00

Send check payable to "Auburn Girl Scouts" to:

Judy Prior, 261 Cary Drive, Auburn, AL 36830

Registration Deadline: October 5

The waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

For More Information: Download the flyer.

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.

Nuggets of information for your success by Mary Anne

 

The Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Less than 6% of eligible girls receive this prestigious award yearly.  In order to achieve the Gold Award, the Girl Scout completes several steps designed to help her find her issue and her voice. After she determines how she would like to impact the community, she presents a proposal to the Gold Award Committee. The Gold Award Committee consists of active Girl Scout volunteers and other community members.  The committee is responsible for:

·         determining if the proposal has merit

·         making suggestions to strengthen the proposal if necessary

·         interviewing girls after their project is completed

·         determining whether or not the girl's efforts merit a Gold Award

 

Deadlines for this year's Gold Award interviews have been set: October 24, January 16, March 27, and July 10, in Mobile and Montgomery.  Girls need to submit their proposals and final reports four weeks before the date they wish to interview to allow the committee sufficient time to review their reports.

 

Girls are strongly encouraged to complete their Gold Awards before their senior year in high school. If a girl decides to wait until her senior year to complete her  award, it is in her best interests to have her final interview no later than March 27; this will allow time to make any changes or additions the committee may deem necessary and still finish before the September 30 absolute deadline for committee-approved Gold Awards.

 

If you have any questions about the Gold Award or the process, please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at ext.1202 or mbrutkiewicz@girlscoutssa.org.  

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Journey 2, "It's Your Planet - Love It" are now available at GSSA Shops

Our girls are the most enviromentally-aware young people since the "Green Movement" of the 70's. The new Journeys help them develop and focus that interest.  They'll learn about the earth and have fun!  Here are the details:

Girl Scout Daisies: Between Earth and Sky -- On this journey, flower friends take to the road, living the Girl Scout Law with new friends and old. Join them for sunshine, fresh air, and colors and shapes, too--and big Daisy lessons.

Girl Scout Brownies: WOW Wonders of Water -- Girl Scout Brownies find plenty of ways to WOW! themselves and everyone else on this journey. You'll find everything you need to guide the girls to LOVE water, SAVE water, and SHARE what they know.

Girl Scout Juniors: Get Moving! -- This journey offers endless energy in all its forms and functions, plus ways big and small to Energize, Investigate, and Innovate. So get set to guide Girl Scout Juniors to see that energy is what leaders are all about.

Girl Scout Cadettes: Breathe -- On this journey called BREATHE, there's plenty of space for Girl Scout Cadettes to focus all their senses on air. And all along the way, you'll be guiding the girls to their very best flair!

Girl Scout Seniors: Sow What? -- When it comes to food, what's really best for people and the planet? Girl Scout Seniors will figure that out (with you!) as they dig into far-reaching food networks on this Sow What? journey.

Girl Scout Ambassadors: Justice -- On this journey to JUSTICE, Girl Scout Ambassadors create a brand-new equation for something Earth and all its inhabitants need. Do you yearn for it, too?


Earn your Sea to Shore Interest Project Patch through this exciting hands-on program presented by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Staff.  You will experience the saltwater marsh ecosystem first-hand, handle a variety of marine creatures in the Touch Lab and learn about cephalopods through a squid dissection.  The cost includes two program classes, entrance to the Estuarium, other great activities, two nights lodging, five meals, snacks and Sea to Shore Interest Project Patch.   

 

Date:  October 2-4, 2009                                                                              

Age Level: Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Time:  Friday 8 p.m. - Sunday 1 p.m.       

Contact:  Christine Shavers at 800.239.6636, ext: 2202 

Cost:  $80 per Girl Scout / $65 per Adult

Registration/Cancellation Deadline:  September 14, 2009

Download the Event Registration Form.

For More Information, visit the Events and Programs page of our website.

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Save Outdoor Sculpture! is proud to sponsor the SOS! Patch program for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. To earn the patch, scouts must complete learning and service activities designed to help them discover female role models, investigate local history and experience the satisfaction of volunteering in their community to preserve outdoor sculpture.

To get more information about participating in the SOS! Patch program, fill out the enrollment form, call 202-233-0800, or download the program packet (1.5 MB PDF).

Read about Troops' positive experiences with this Patch Program at the web site.

You know what makes me feel POWERFUL? Knowing how to do things!  And what could be more powerful than learning about maintaining your car!  Hear Me ROAR!  Okay, so I'm getting a little carried away...but still...here's a great opportunity for your girls (and you) to learn now to take care of your faithful family servant, the car!  

Advanced Transmission in Spanish Fort (www.advanced-transmission.com ).  is offering a car care clinic to  Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts April 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Girls will work on skill builders and some of the other requirements for the Car Sense IP. Lunch will be served. Moms can attend a Ladies Car Care Clinic as time permits.  Two cars will be needed for the girls to change oil filters and other fluids. Please indicate on the event registration form what kind of car you have, if interested.  Please send the event registration form and $3 fee to the Mobile Service Center by April 8. Hurry -space is limited to first 25 registrants. 
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 25
Registration Deadline: April 8 or first 25 participants
Cost: $3 per participant
Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at mbrutkiewicz@girlscoutssa.org or 251.344.3330 ext: 1202

 

Space is still available!  Call Mary Anne in the Mobile Service Center 800-239-6636, ext: 1202, by April 23 to register.

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The Hawaii Adventure destinations event has spaces available!

Hawaii Adventure

Camping, Kayaking, and Snorkeling on the Big Island

This adventure is designed to highlight one of the most naturally beautiful regions in the country, allowing a diverse, up-close and personal Hawaiian experience.

Now is your chance to visit beautiful Hawaii. You and thirteen other adventurers will learn about hydrology, hike to waterfalls, visit a local school, swim, snorkel and explore underwater ecosystems. Discover geology, volcanology and ecosystem ecology, walk through a lava tube and view flowing lava, and much more. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Stay in comfortable lodges and enjoy tent camping on this program.

Applications must be received by Feb. 13, 2009 to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at mbrutkiewicz@girlscoutssa.org.  

Get more info and download the application at http://www.studio2b.org/escape/destinations/event_details.asp?eventid=463

eca.gifThe U.S Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has launched an interactive Video Contest!  Enter your 3-minute video about what "My Culture + Your Culture" means to you for a chance to win an international exchange program.  Participants can submit videos containing any form of artistic expression such as dance, spoken word, poetry, and song. 

Videos (no more than 3 minutes long) will be judged on originality, creativity, effectiveness, and production quality. Four winners (two in each of the age categories: 14-17 years and 18+ years; one non U.S., one U.S.) will receive the grand prize: an all-expense-paid, two-week cultural exchange program to the United States (for the non-U.S. winners) or from the United States to a country to be determined (for the U.S. winners). 

Contest opened December 1, 2008 and closes January 26, 2009. Winners will be announced March 16, 2009. Create your videos now for a chance to win.  Here's the link for more information! http://exchanges.state.gov/news/ovc.html

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