Events: November 2008 Archives

The 23rd annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day takes place on February 4, 2009. Thousands of sports educators, coaches, athletic directors, recreation directors, association members, sponsors, students, and parents across the country will show their support of the Day and of this year's theme, "Look Who's Playing." To view, click here.

 GSUSA is looking to highlight some terrific Girl Scout athletes.  Do you know a terrific Girl Scout athlete?  If so, send one or two pictures by November 25 to with the following questions answered.

 A little info on Title IX: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its principal author, but more commonly known simply as Title IX, is a United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Although the most prominent "public face" of Title IX is its impact on high school and collegiate athletics, the original statute made no reference to athletics.

 We would like learn more about Girl Scouts who participate in sports!  If you know a terrific Girl Scout athlete, here are our questions:  

1.       Name:

2.       Age:

3.       Level in Girl Scouting?

4.       What sports do you play?  For how long?

5.       What is your favorite thing about Girl Scouting?

6.       Why do you like your sport?

7.       What have you learned from Girl Scouting?

8.       What have you learned from the sports you play?

9.       For older girls:  What do you think about Title IX?

Thanks for your help!  Please send the answers and photo to




hyundai.jpgRemember watching Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood?  My favorite part was the factory tours: from crayon manufacture to a bread-making production line, I love a tour!

Hyundai Motors in Montgomery offers group tours!  What a great way for our girls to learn about manufacturing and Alabama industry. 

Tour info is found at; tours are offered on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday during the day and Thursday evening.  Ages are 3rd grade and up.   Reservations are required, call 334 387-8019 for more information.

Back to Mr. Rogers.  Did you notice that he NEVER put his lace-up shoes back on at the end of the show?  That always concerned me. 

Girls have a great time at our yearly Cookie Celebrations!  And this year's empowering theme of "Imagine If...We Could Change The World"  creates an opportunity for a fabulous Celebration. 

The Cookie Imagination Celebration is just the event to kick off the cookie sale and get your girls excited about the changes they can make to help the world be a better place! 

Girls will make switch plates as reminders to turn out the lights, participate in cookie relays and use their imaginations on how to make the world a better place.

The date and location are Sat, Jan 10 morning at the Rachel Patterson Elementary School in Atmore.  See the program calendar or call Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at 251-344-3330 for more information!

Did you know that 22 astronauts were Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts from around the country are invited to participate in the annual "Salute to Girl Scouts" on December 6, 2008 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, a day filled with adventure and activities designed to inspire the next generation of space explorers.  This year's activities focus on NASA's Constellation Program to send human explorers back to the moon and then on to Mars.  Salute to Girl Scouts weekend also includes a brand new group activity themed around the International Space Station Truss System.


Participants will have full access to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex shows and exhibits, take a tour of Kennedy Space Center, enjoy a 3D IMAX space film, tour the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, attend a private, interactive briefing about NASA's latest mission and meet an astronaut with a special message to scouts.


Admission to "Salute to Girl Scouts Weekend" is $31.50 per person plus tax and includes activities from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and lunch plus a second day of admission to explore Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  For more information or to register please call (321) 449-4400 or visit  



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