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Distinguished Young Women

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Mon Jun 18, 6:00 PM - Wed Jun 27, 6:00 PM
Mon Feb 12, 12:00 AM - Tue May 01, 12:00 AM
Girl Program

Come join us for the Distinguished Young Women Program.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama teams up each year with the DYW program and has the Girl Scout troops participate in two weeks of fun filled activities with their DYW state finalist. Troops are invited to “adopt” a Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) from one (or more) state(s). Troops are encouraged to begin correspondence upon DYW state assignment to establish a relationship with her prior to her arrival. All participating Girl Scouts will receive a custom patch for participating in the DYW program.

Girl Scouts who have not earned the “Be Your Best Self” patch are encourage to complete the patch program and will be recognized on stage at DYW’s Community Night. The Be Your Best Self patch is an additional $2.00 cost. Please indicate, on your registration, the number of patches you would like to purchase.   

 Troops must be able to participate in all three June events (listed below) to be eligible for participation in this program. Please be certain that some of your troop members can participate at each event before making this commitment. 

Monday, June 18, 2018: Welcome Ceremony, 6:00 P.M., Mobile Civic Center. Bring signs and any welcome gifts you would like to give your DYW. (Now on Monday night)

Thursday, June 21, 2018: DYW Girl Scout Party, 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., Spring Hill Baptist Church Activities Center. The night will include dinner and fun activities with your adopted DYW.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Community Night, 6:00 P.M., Mobile Civic Center. The night will start with an informal autograph session with all the DYW from 5:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. This is a great time to meet all the state representatives. Then come watch all the DYW take the stage for a fun night with their adopted family and Girl Scout troop. “Be Your Best Self” recipients will be recognized on stage.   

Cost: Girl Scouts: $10, Includes welcome ceremony, DYW Girl Scout Party, Community Night and a custom patch. Two leaders free at each event. (Add $2 per girl if earning the BYBS patch)

 Adults and Tagalongs

Welcome Ceremony -  free

DYW Girl Scout Party - $5 each, include number attending and payment on troop registration form. Includes dinner and activities.

Community Night - $5, purchased at the door

Please submit one registration listing all girls participating in the DYW events and the two free leaders. This form will be for the girls’ admission into the Welcome Ceremony, Girl Scout Party and Community night. Include on this form any tagalongs and additional adults who will be attending the DYW Girl Scout party at $5 each.

State Sign-up Deadline: ASAP. States will be assigned on a first-come basis. Please indicate your troop’s top five state choices and indicate how many states you would like to adopt. You will be notified of your state assignment once your email has been received. E-mail choices to Karen Edmondson

Send completed Registration Form to:           

Karen Edmondson or mail to Mobile Service Center, 3483 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36608.

For registration information, contact Karen Edmondson

 This program covers these Girl Scout Outcomes:

Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking – Girls take appropriate risks, try things even though they may fail, and learn from their mistakes.