Events: March 2009 Archives

"America the Beautiful" takes Girl Scouts on an "I Spy" journey through the Conde Charlotte Museum House in search of designated items of the collection.  After completing the "I Spy" tour, girls learn about the history of our flag and how to show respect for it.  This program was offered by the Colonial Dames in the fall and was such a success, that troops can participate on their own!  Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts are invited to earn a patriotic badge and learn about Mobile's history through the "American I Spy" program at the Conde Charlotte House in Mobile.   Whether it's for after school or the weekend, contact Laura Clark at Hbc1tay@aol.com for additional information or to schedule a program.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama hosted its 14th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala on March 10, 2009 at Arrowhead Country Club.  Over 150 attendees helped celebrate the honorees accomplishments and commitments to their community. 

 Honorees included Elizabeth Braswell, Tamara Cofield, Dr. Susan Diamond, Dee Gambill, Sue Herring Groce, Joy Grodnick, Dora James, Juanita Owes, Nancy Raia, Sarah Spear, Lisa Stephens and Virginia Thompson.  Young Women of Distinction honorees included Barbara B., Maria B., Haley E. and Leah N.  Girl Scout Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Yvonne Lee.

Highlights from the evening included a reception and silent auction before the awards dinner.  Ellen Brooks, board chair and longtime Girl Scout delivered the keynote address.  The mistress of ceremonies was WSFA-12 news anchor Tonya Terry.  The fabulous evening also included a live auction conducted by Auctioneer Johnny Mullins.   

Proceeds from the event support our Girl Leadership Development Program and provide financial assistance for girls who would not normally have the opportunity to participate. 

Special thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers who helped make the night a success!  See our special events page to view all the sponsors and the committee members who put on this wonderful event.

It's that special time of year again!  Time to honor the many accomplishments of our older girls at the Older Girl Recognition Banquet.  This special event will take place at the First United Methodist Church (note: the location has changed!) in Montgomery on March 28 at 4:30 p.m.  We will present many girl awards, have dinner and enjoy a special speaker, Dr. Susan Diamond.  Dr. Diamond, minister at First Christian Church, is a recent Women of Distinction honoree and an engaging speaker who will talk to girls about her leadership journey. Registration ends March 15, so send your registration in today.

Special discounts to Disney on Ice will be offered for Girl Scouts!  Come experience a magical Disney fantasy on ice!  Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy.  

Montgomery                                                               Mobile

Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m.                                            Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

Garrett Coliseum                                                        Mobile Civic Center

Montgomery Event Registration Form                       Mobile Event Registration Form

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We had high hopes for our first ever Thin Mint Sprint and Healthy Family Fun Fair. But frankly, we were a teensy bit nervous--it was a big event and the first of its kind...and the weather looked a bit iffy...so we were extra gratified and excited by the wonderful turnout!

We had over 300 runners registered for the 5K and more than 100 registered for the fun run.  Kids had a great time at all the activities at the Healthy Family Fun Fair following the Sprint.  There are commemorative 1st Annual Thin Mint Sprint cups for sale in the Mobile council shop.  Short cups are $4 and tall cups are $5. 

Here's a link to a slide show showing all the fun!

Also, check out the overall race results and the award winners. Congratulations to all the participants and we appreciate your support of Girl Scouting!



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