Badges, Patches & Awards: January 2009 Archives

The deadline for all these awards is March 1, 2009.

Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship for graduating seniors.  This scholarship is based on community service.  $1,000. Click here for more information (found on our web site under Forms and Resources, click on Girl Awards Forms and Packets.

The Ellen Autry Anderson Gold Award Scholarship is for graduating seniors who have completed their Gold Award and is based on academics and service. $500. Click here for more information (found on our web site under Forms and Resources, click on Girl Awards Forms and Packets.

The Blanchard-Hinton Lifetime Membership Award is essay-based and confers lifetime Girl Scout membership to the recipient. Click here for more information (found on our web site under Forms and Resources, click on Girl Awards Forms and Packets.

The deadline for the Mobile training for the Silver, Bronze and Gold awards (to be held on February 10) is tomorrow, January 30.

Program: Junior, Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Girl Scouts
Time: 5:15 - 6 p.m. (Bronze) 6:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(Silver) 7:15 - 8 p.m. (Gold)
Place: Earline Locke Volunteer Center, Mobile
Cost: $5
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: January 30, 2009

Mail Registration to: Montgomery Service Center
Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at 251.344.3330 ext: 1202

Mardi color.jpgGirl Scouts of Southern Alabama has certain patches that are unique to our area, like the Mobile Mardi Gras patch.  All age level girls from across the council can earn this patch, while learning about the socio-cultural and historical background of a major annual event in our council.  Some activities include making a king cake, starting a Mardi Gras scrapbook and making a list of safety rules.  Evelyn Harbagh, Wilda Baker and their troop developed this patch program, and we welcome your troop to design a patch program that interests your girls!

Download the Mardi Gras patch program from our patch book.

Would you like your hard work recognized at this year's Older Girl Recognition Banquet (Saturday March 28 in Montgomery at Troy University)?

February 2 is the deadline for Bronze and Silver Award projects to be turned in, if you would like to be recognized at the banquet.  Girls working on their Gold Awards must submit their final paperwork by February 2, in order to set up an interview.  To attend the banquet, the special event form in Connections is due March 15.

You will need to prepare and turn in a posterboard with photos and information on your project;  the posterboard will be on display at the Banquet for everyone to see!  Let your fellow Girl Scouts be inspired by your accomplishment!

girlscoutpatch02.gifNEW! The Discover the World Essay Contest from Hostelling International USA
Hostelling International USA is getting ready to celebrate 100 years of the hostelling movement worldwide and 75 years here in the United States and we want to hear about girls' experiences! When girls share their story, they could win airfare on American Airlines and 3 nights at a participating hostel for themselves and three others, a Flip Video camera, or an HI-USA goodie bag! Visit to learn more.

Discover Hostelling
Hostelling offers a special kind of travel that opens doors to self-discovery, intercultural exchange, and new people and places. Hostels are safe, clean, inexpensive accommodations that provide a base for exploring and learning. Hostels are also welcoming places that encourage meaningful interactions. Equipped with dormitory-style rooms, common rooms, and kitchens, hostels provide Girl Scouts a place for making friends and discovering new ways of thinking.

Connect with the World
Girl Scout troops can take advantage of HI-USA's Getaway packages. The Discover the World patch, World Travel 101 and Cultural Kitchen empower girls to learn about and explore their world. Unique opportunities for Girl Scouts are available throughout the country from HI-USA hostels and local councils.

Take Action
Start your Girl Scouts on a hostelling adventure today! Visit and click on programs to learn more about opportunities for Girl Scouts from Hostelling International USA.

To learn more about partnering with hostels and local HI-USA councils, contact Arielle Semmel at or (312) 583-2226.

Marketing.jpgHere's another great way for our girls to sell cookies and get additional opportunities to earn camp sessions, Destinations, gift certificates to a GSSA Shop and more!  The Cookie Business Marketing Campaign is designed to meet area business requests for Girl Scout cookies.  The campaign is a marketing tool that streamlines the process of order taking and delivery of cookies to businesses.  Participating girls will earn a cookie marketing patch.

Here's how to participate:

·         Your Troop Cookie Chair informs your Service Unit Chair that you have girls choosing to participate in the Cookie Business Campaign.  The SU Chair will get you the business order forms to deliver to two or more area businesses, or you can download the forms here.

T    The Girl Scout picks up the order form, or the business may fax in the order to the council (be sure the girl's name, troop number and service unit are on the form)

·         Businesses can fax orders to:
                Mobile Service Center 251.344.4181
                Montgomery Service Center 334.272.6574

When an order is received at the service center, the council will ensure the order is given to the girl.

Girl Scouts deliver cookies and collect money as usual.

·         Your Troop Cookie Chairs will order the marketing patch through the e-budde website, and the patches will be included in the service unit recognitions shipped from Little Brownie Bakers.





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