people by donating blood
The Girl Scout Promise includes the phrase "to help people
at all times" and one way the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama will be doing
that by hosting a blood drive with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers at the
2011 Thin Mint Sprint 5K Run/Walk Expo, Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 a.m. at Langan
The event is a fund-raiser to renovate the dilapidated
bathhouse at Camp Scoutshire Woods and to support programs and scholarships for
Girl Scouts in 30 counties across Southern Alabama. There is also a free Health
Expo that's open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a LifeSouth Blood Drive taking place at the
Health Expo from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Each Girl Scout that is responsible for at least five donors donating at
the blood drive will receive a patch.
Donating blood is one way to help save lives in the
community. All blood donated with LifeSouth goes to hospitals on Alabama's Gulf
Coast. Donors must 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110
pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also needed.
Troops or individual girls that are interested in earning
this patch should get a form at the Mobile Service Center or contact: Ashley Petroutson at firstname.lastname@example.org or