Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama: June 2010 Archives

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Job Description: Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama seeks a program aid to assist the program coordinator with troop activities for a special-needs troop at the Vivian B Adams School in Ozark. The troop meets Wednesday mornings twice a month and occasionally takes special outings.

 

Requirement:  Good rapport with special needs women and girls. Good organizational skills. Must be available Wednesday mornings and as needed for occasional special trips. Must have own transportation.

 

Salary:  $10 per hour plus mileage

 

Contact:  Angela Fedor 334-272-9164, ext. 1803

 

Resumes with references can be faxed to 251-344-4181 or e-mailed to afedor@girlscoutssa.org

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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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The unveiling of the new Girl Scout brand will take place on July 6, 2010. On that day, GSUSA will launch the "What Did You Do Today?" campaign, which focuses on the incredible experiences that girls can have as Girl Scouts. During this launch event, Venus Williams, a big supporter of Girl Scouts, will be at Girl Scouts of the USA's headquarters in New York City to talk to a group of Girl Scouts and key members of the media about why she decided to be part of the new brand campaign and to present the new Girl Scout advertisement in which she's featured.

 

The July 6 launch event can be seen online via Ustream.  To view the Ustream link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/brand-launch
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Field Executives Cheryl Pierce and Becci Benson are currently looking for Junior troops to do flag ceremonies and promote Girl Scouts at elementary school PTA meetings starting in August.  The girls must wear a Girl Scout vest or sash, and at least one girl willing to speak into a microphone to the audience about Girl Scouts. Cheryl and Becci will make sure that the girls are well trained in flag ceremonies and public speaking.  

 

To participate, simply contact them by Friday, July 16, 2010.

For Mobile County:

Contact Cheryl Pierce at extension 1103 or cpierce@girlscoutssa.org

For Coffee and Houston Counties:

Contact Becci Benson at 334.494.0616 or bbenson@girlscoutssa.org

The troops are all having a great time with their adopted Junior Misses.  So far, the girls have met at the welcome ceremony and last night's pajama party. 

There has been some great news coverage of the events. 

    AJM Diary

    Junior Miss Slumber Party

    Junior Misses enjoy warm reception at Mobile Regional Airport

    Partyin' in their PJ's

Also, check out more photos and video from the events!

 

Updated June 24, 2010

Pajama Party Photos

 

 

GSUSA is seeking applications from young women to join a pool of volunteers interested in global leadership opportunities (travel stipends may be available). Members of this pool may be asked to represent GSUSA at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) leadership events and trainings, and will serve for a triennium (2009-2011). Typically, there are three to four Global Leadership Opportunities (GLO) each year. When Global Leaderships Opportunities become available, a notice will be sent to members inviting them to complete a second application which will include questions specific to the event.

 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply and cannot turn 35 until after the end of the triennium. There is no deadline for submitting applications. Selected volunteers will be notified by email.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Members of Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Available to travel internationally on short notice
  • Actively volunteering at their local Girl Scout council and endorsed by the council
  • Committed to bringing back, sharing and integrating their new knowledge and skills at the local Girl Scout council and/or nationally

Download the application form (Word) and email it to globalgirlscouting@girlscouts.org.

 

Due to the limited number of WAGGGS Global Leadership Opportunities, membership in the pool does not guarantee attendance/participation at an international event.

 

Join the Girl Scouting Global Leadership Opportunities group on Facebook to learn more about Global Girl Scouting initiatives, and receive regular updates and WAGGGS information.

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Participate in BOTH World Water Monitoring Day and National Public Lands Day and get a FREE Test Kit

World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) will once again be offering free water monitoring kits to Girl Scouts if they register for both WWMD and National Public Lands Day (NPLD).  There was great participation from Girl Scouts last year and WWMD is excited to see what this year brings. 

To receive a free kit, troops must register with WWMD and indicate that they are affiliated with NPLD, or register with NPLD and indicate that they are affiliated with WWMD (registration is free through both programs).  Participation in the WWMD program can help Girl Scouts earn credit toward the Get With the Land or Water Drop patches.  Kits will be shipped between now and September as long as supplies last. Please contact wwmd@wef.org with questions.

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Girl Scout troops are invited to participate in "The Dream Project". In May and June 2011, the Saturn Moon Rocket at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville will be transformed into the world's largest collaborative art project. 100 countries will be invited to participate. The message of the 37 story quilt will be the dreams that we have to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Read more about it at www.thedreamrocket.com.

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Way to go, girls!

 

Cadette Troop 9785 is leading the way with the assistance of their leader Sherry Williams.  They are currently working in conjunction with the Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery and are collecting new towels to help women/children in unhealthy domestic situations.  

If you have any towels you would like to donate, please contact:

Sherry Williams 334-669-9281

Tatia Williams   334-462-0595

 

 

Is your troop working on a service project?  We'd love to know!

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

Summer camp hasn't started yet, it's raining pretty consistently and the kids are out for summer... What are your girls up to?  Is your troop meeting?  (I know I'd be meeting at least once a month to get that ice cream patch J)

 

Here are some rainy day (or any summer day) activity ideas:

 

Make individual servings of homemade ice cream This is amazingly simple for such a special treat. You can make an easy recipe that requires very little preparation time. The ingredients involve sugar, half and half, ice, rock salt, vanilla, ice and Ziploc bags.  (most of which you probably already have!)  The GSSA staff were discussing the recipe we've used at camp, but it will probably be a little less muddled to just link to Disney's version. 

Barbara Davis' tip: Get a large coffee can, and put the pint-sized Ziploc bag in.  Then, fill the can with ice and rock salt and roll it back and forth.  It's especially fun to roll the can back and forth with a friend; just watch Barbara and Kalishia do it!

 

Play Fort You know how much you loved it when you were a kid. Use sheets, blankets or comforters over tables and chairs. Put a lamp, pillow, books, games and snacks in the "tent". A giant appliance box is the perfect fort, of course, but it's a bit harder to find appliance boxes these days. You could visit a nearby furniture store with your girls. Bet they'll find one for you quickly - 'cause Girl Scouts are crafty!

 

Drama, what?? This may not be your girls, but I know a couple of drama lovin' Girl Scouts. I found a really cool activity your budding thespians are sure to love.  It's called 60-second fairy tales by Wade Bradford!  Talk about fast paced fun.

 

Journey on the Interwebs If you're going to be on the computer, you should send your girls to GSUSA's It's Your Planet site.  And I won't tell if you play around on it, too - it's that much fun!

 

Ok, there's four simple ideas... what activities do you have?  Bonus points if you make an instructional video!

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