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

October 18, 2013

 

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Now that 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 fill up!

Mobile - 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!

Mobile - 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 friendly environment.

Montgomery - 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!

Montgomery - 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.

 

The Kappa Delta's have announced the badge offerings for this year's event. Since we are late offering these choices, we are extending the registration deadline (with no late fee) until September 30. KD Badge Day is a very popular program where Brownies and Juniors earn two badges and older girls earn one IP. The Junior choices for this year will be: Global Awareness, Healthy Relationships, Car Sense, A Healthier You, Weather Watch, Earth Connections, Finding Your Way, Drawing and Painting, Dance, and Outdoor Cooking. Older girl choices will be: Women's Health, From Stress to Success, Just Jewelry, and Your Own Business. Brownie offerings will be available next week; contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, ext. 1202, to find out which badges will be offered.

Want to avoid delays in the processing of your event and training registrations?  See below for a few helpful hints.

 

Event Registrations: When registering for council events, the Event Registration form should be sent to the appropriate person or the Service Center indicated in the event announcement. If you're not sure who that is, you can always e-mail it to programs@girlscoutssa.org.

 

Late Registrations: To avoid further delays when registering after the deadline has passed, include the late fee (10%).

 

Adult Training: Use the Adult Learning Registration form when registering for the adult training courses, sending those to the appropriate person or Service Center indicated in the announcement.

 

If you have questions, contact Volunteer Services Liaison, Cheryl Miller, ext. 2302

 

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama now requires girls and adults to sign a hold harmless agreement prior to participating in council events or using council property.  We suggest that you have each member of your troop and their parents to sign this agreement and send it to the council office closest to you now, so that we have it on file when you register for an activity.  In the future, your troop will be required to sign a hold harmless agreement at the beginning of each Girl Scout year.  If you have any questions, please contact Karlyn Edmonds, ext. 2903.

New programs are going up as this blog entry is being written!  We are working hard to make programs and events registration as easy as possible. 

Please review the Event Registration Guidelines for this year.

Here are some highlights to keep in mind:

  • Don't bring your registration - MAIL it. The postmark is used to set the order in which registrations are received
  • Include full PAYMENT with your registration
  • Registrations for August 2009 through January 31, 2010 events will be accepted with a postmark after July 15, 2009
  • Register by the EARLY BIRD deadline for a significant DISCOUNT
  • Sign up for GSSA weekly (in the left column) to find out about new programs as they are announced

So have your planning meetings soon and get registered for great programs and events coming soon!

Congratulations to Jessica J. of Troop 8455 in Semmes! Jessica is the recipient of this year's Goodwill Easter Seals Campership.  Jessica collected the most (32) bags of used clothing and household items in the "Good Samaritan" program.   She plans to use her campership to attend the Kayak Expedition at Scoutshire Woods.

 

Thanks to Goodwill Easter Seals for making  this program possible and to all of the girls who participated in this year's drive. Participants will receive a patch and gift certificates to the Goodwill Easter Seals stores.

 

This program was only available in 8 counties this year (Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Escambia, Conecuh, Clarke, Choctaw and Monroe).  If you have any contacts for the Goodwill Easter Seals in your county, please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at 251.344.3330, ext: 1202.

Did you know that an impression is made within the first seven seconds of meeting someone?  Seven seconds is an extremely small amount of time, so you must rely on your etiquette skills and social graces to ace that first impression.  Having social grace means that you can maneuver through any situation with ease.

 

Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to work with the Kappa Delta sisters to earn the "Mannerly Me" etiquette patch.  Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. the Kappa Deltas at the University of South Alabama will host a Spring Tea for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes.  Girls will also make Kentucky Derby hats to bring home.  Lunch is included.

 

Grade Level: Juniors and Cadettes

Fee: $5 per participant (two adults free) Due to space constraints, please only bring enough adults to satisfy Safety Wise.

Minimum: 15 Maximum: 30

Dress: Sundress or Sunday best

Where: Kappa Delta house at the University of South Alabama campus.

Postmark deadline: April 21

9th -12th grade Girl Scouts are invited to "Rap on Relationships" March 13 6-8 in the Davidson High School Lecture Room. Teens from the Youth Congress of South Alabama along with Lifeline Family Counseling  will lead the program.

Don't miss this opportunity to get some ANSWERS!

Youth Forum 2009: Rap on Relationships

Davidson High School Lecture Room

March 13, 2009; 6 - 8 pm

9th  - 12th grade students

Group discussions with Lifelines Family Counseling

Music, Fun, Door Prizes, Free Food & Drinks

Drawing for FREE tickets to Kappa League Step Show

Register by March 11:

Email program@communityendowment.com with your name, grade and school name; or go to http://www.communityendowment.org/news/EventRegistration.htm

Questions? Call The Community Foundation of South Alabama 438-5591.

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