Community Service: January 2009 Archives

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The volunteers will have just as much fun as the runners at the Thin Mint Sprint!  Passing out water, setting up tables, face-painting and many other opportunities are available to support and enjoy the festivities!

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is hosting a 5K run and 1 mile fun run and family fun festival in partnership with the Port City Pacers on February 28 at Langan Municipal Park in Mobile. Make your commitment to a healthy lifestyle by registering now for the run at www.active.com.

Volunteers make a difference!  With your help, the Thin Mint Sprint 5K Race and Fun Run/Family Fun Festival can become one of the most successful events in Southern Alabama.  We need approximately 40 volunteers for race day.  There are a wide range of needs and we can use volunteers middle school ages and up. This is a great community service opportunity for your older Girl Scouts.  All volunteers will receive the official Thin Mint T-shirt.

To volunteer, please contact Molly Smart or Tonya Howard at 251-344-3330 or e-mail communications@girlscoutssa.org.

bulletin.jpgMarch 12 is the birthday of Girl Scouting! This is the day the first Girl Scout meeting was held in the United States in 1912. The first troop consisted of Juliette Low, two other adults and 18 girls.
Juliette's niece, Daisy Gordon, was the first girl registered in America. The week containing Girl Scout birthday is known as Girl Scout Week. The Saturday and Sunday of the week that includes March 12 are designated as Girl Scout Sabbath and Girl Scout Sunday. During this week, troops should make a special effort to celebrate Girl Scouting.

This year, your troop can recognize Girl Scout Week by asking your religious organization to place the Girl Scout bulletin insert, designed by Brownie Girl Scout Troop 9161 of Deatsville, on Girl Scout Sunday or Sabbath.  Girl Scout Sunday is March 8, 2009 and Girl Scout Sabbath is March 14, 2009.  The inserts are free, however they are limited, so make sure to put your order in quickly!  Orders can be e-mailed to communications@girlscoutssa.org, faxed or mailed to either service center.  Download the entry form at www.girlscoutssa.org/forms/Communications/Bulletin_Insert_Form.pdf.

gmac_parade.jpgWhat do you get when you combine lots of excited Girl Scouts, a parade of colorful floats, and a TV camera that lets the girls wave to themselves?  A blurry photo!  But more than that, you get the GMAC Bowl Parade!

Our girls carried the signs identifying each float, as well as the banner leading the parade that announced Greer's Food Tiger as the parade sponsor.  The girls acquitted themselves admirably and scored a pile of throws in the process.  This is a fun event every year and it's a great way to kick off the Mardi Gras Season while performing a community service!

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