October 18, 2013
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.