July 2010 Archives

Earlier this summer, Girl Scouts of the USA enlisted models from Wilhelmina Curve to be featured in The Changing Face of Fashion, a set of videos exploring self-esteem and personal empowerment from the perspectives of plus-size models Lizzie Miller, Anansa Sims, Leona Palmer and Julie Henderson. The Changing Face of Fashion was directed and shot by lifestyle and beauty photographer Cathrine Westergaard. As a part of a new initiative at Girl Scouts to address the image of girls in the media, The Changing Face of Fashion is supported by Beauty Redefined: Girls and Body Image Survey (2010), a study conducted by The Girl Scout Research Institute. So far the video has been picked up and broadcast at Seventeen, Tonic, Mom Logic, StyleList, Strollerderby, Daily Venus Diva and many more!

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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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HUGE Store clearance! 

August 7, 2010

10 a.m.  ̶  1 p.m.

 

Enjoy outstanding clearance prices as we clear the way for the new Girl Scout Brand items.  All the cute fashion Tees, pants, sweatshirts, gift items, collectable patches and much more will be seriously discounted.  Some prices as low as 99 cents!

 

Our shops are open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  And you can always shop online!

See you there!

 

Next Saturday shop?  September 11

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is recruiting a Director of Advancement.   This is a full time, exempt position.   Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama serves a 30 county jurisdiction in the southern half of the state of Alabama.   There are service centers in Montgomery and Mobile.   Experience in fund development is a requirement and CFRE preferred.   Staff is expected to work the entire council jurisdiction; evenings and weekend events are part of the job expectations.  Cover letters and resumes can be sent to jobs@girlscoutssa.org by August 16, 2010.   United Way agency.   EEO employer.

Download the Job Description.

Silver Award

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Katelyn L., a Cadette Girl Scout from Illinois, is creating a 50 state cookbook for her Silver Award project. She needs recipes from each of the following categories: appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and camp fire foods.  We would like to send her some recipes that represent the best the South has to offer. If you have a special Southern recipe you would like to put in Katelyn's book and help her achieve her goal, please submit them to khollis@girlscoutssa.org no later than August 20, 2010. 

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All Service Unit team members, troop leaders and troop product sales chairs are invited!

Trophy Nut will hold their Fall Product training. You will also have the chance to get to know our new baker, and get a sneak peek into the upcoming cookie program.

 

Where: Park Memorial United Methodist Church, Troy

When: Saturday, August 14, 10:30 a.m.  - 1:30 p.m.

RSVP by August 1 to Cheryl Miller, extension 2302

 

Where: Daphne United Methodist Church

When: Sunday, August 15, 2 - 5 p.m.

RSVP by August 1 To Teri Eversole, extension 1302

Sea Gull Hunts for Food

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From GSUSA's Blog:

In Florida's Panhandle, The Foster Folly News reports that Girl Scouts from across the Panhandle have released a series of videos aimed at places to visit in the Panhandle - in addition to the beautiful beaches. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has created a deep impact on the Florida Panhandle's economy and tourism. The videos are currently available to view on the Girl Scouts Council of the Florida Panhandle YouTube Channel.

All videos were created, produced, and directed by Florida Girl Scouts and are definitely worth
checking out. If you have similar stories about Girl Scouts contributing to relief efforts in The Gulf of Mexico, please share!

 

I found this article on GSUSA's blog, and wondered what Alabama Girl Scouts would say to increase tourism.  We all want to volunteer, and frustratingly there aren't many volunteer opportunities out there for our girls.  BUT!  We certainly could try to help increase tourism, though.  If your troop would like to make a video, we'll be happy to post it on our Youtube channel.  If you need help getting started, contact Molly Smart, ext. 1402.

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8547_huntsville.jpgA lot of team work, determination, hard work, and great parent participation!  That's what it takes to pull off a wonderful trip (like ours) to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.  The girls of Troop 8547 (pictured right) raised in just under 2 years $7,000 through cookie sales, fall product sales, and fundraisers to fund this all inclusive trip (souvenirs included) they will never forget. 

 

The girls spent three days at space camp learning space flight history, space shuttle piloting, space station operations and mission control to fly a simulated space mission including space walks.  Then the girls spent 3 days learning to take off, fly and land a fighter jet in aviation camp.  The girls also learned survival skills and teamwork (the teamwork was the easy part for them) to wrap up their week crawling in the dark on their bellies in the woods through the dirt and mud in a game against another team.  We (yes, the 3 adults participated as well) did not win the challenge, but it was fun trying!

 

Robin M. - Leader

Junior Troop #8547

Lake Martin, Alabama

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Would you like to go to the Auburn football Scout game October 2, but aren't sure where to stay?  Stay at Kamp Kiwanis on beautiful Lake Martin!  The camp is about a 40 minute drive to the football stadium, and you can't beat the price.

 

We've already reserved the campgrounds for the whole weekend (October 1-3, 2010) just for the troops and families planning on attending the game.  For families attending the game, we will have a unit reserved for men (if there is sufficient interest). 

 

To reserve your spot, all you need to do is fill out the Kamp Kiwanis Reservation Form, and submit it to the Montgomery Service Center.  The cost is $5 per tent or cabin per night.  Accommodations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have any questions about reservations, contact Nina Davis at extension 2902.

 

A whole weekend on the lake, and a football game with all your fellow Girl Scouts... Sounds like a perfect fall activity!

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Rockin' the Apple

4 days in New York City

June 19 - 22, 2011

Join us for "Rockin' the Apple" as Girl Scouts enjoy four days and three nights in New York City!  We'll go to all the great sites including: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Central Park, 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Financial District, including the Stock Exchange and "Ground Zero", South Street Port, SoHo Art Gallery District, and Greenwich Village.  We will also see a Broadway Show.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime trip! 

Who:  All registered Girl Scouts and adults. 

·         Note:  Troops are welcome to register for this trip. 

·         GSSA Staff can supervise individually registered Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts.  

·         Daisies and Brownies must come with a parent.

Cost: $925 per person

·         NOTE: Girl Scouts can use Cookie Money earned during the 2010 and 2011 cookie sales

·         Non-refundable deposit of $100 due Sep. 15, 2010

·         2nd Deposit $200 due Nov. 14, 2010

·         Balance due Mar. 8, 2011

·         Cost Includes: Roundtrip motor coach and local transportation; deluxe hotel; all admission fees and taxes; evening activities including a Broadway Show; 3 breakfasts (all-you-can-eat-buffets); 3 dinners at NY restaurants; liability insurance; 24-hour licensed Tour Guide; and nighttime security.

·         Spending money for souvenirs, miscellaneous, and money for all lunches and meals to and from New York is the sole responsibility of the participant.  A minimum of $120 ($20 a day) for meals, snacks, and souvenirs is recommended.

Registration:  Complete an Event Registration Form for each participant (use participant's information and not the troop leaders) and mail with initial $100 deposit to:

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

145 Coliseum Blvd.

Montgomery, AL  36109

Minimum: 40 participants; Maximum: 50 participants

Registration Deadline:  September 15, 2010

 

Questions?  Call Christine Shavers at 334-272-9164, 800-239-6636 ext.2202, or e-mail cshavers@girlscoutssa.org.

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See Auburn football for free!

 

Auburn University Athletics invites scouts and leaders to the Louisiana-Monroe game on October 2, 2010. Friends and family of scouts can purchase tickets in the scout section for $40 at Gate 20 on the day of the game. The kickoff time will be announced no later than 2 weeks prior to the game and the stadium gates will open 2 hours prior to kickoff. To qualify for free admission you must complete the registration form and mail to Julie Stanley by September 15. Please include a complete list of all attendees and please use names listed in official Scout registry. Once your form and payment are received you will be sent directions and complete instructions. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and Free Admission is limited to the first 1,000 registered scouts. 

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