Events: April 2009 Archives

Troop 9469 Invites You

to a TOGA Block Party

Monday, May 11

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Montgomery Service Center

Come meet your fellow TOGA Girl Scouts. We're going international, so bring hors d'oevures from the country of your choice.  We'll eat, talk, and have fun!

RSVP by: Friday, May 8

Cost: $3
To Register: Download the Event Registration Form and return to Karlyn Edmonds or the Montgomery Service Center.


Check out the cool ad the girls from Troop 9469 made:

All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited to bring out their family and friends to Stanky Field and cheer on the USA Jaguars as they take on the Troy Trojans.  Scouts will watch the game, get a patch, participate in the National Anthem and much more! 


You can choose to attend the game May 15 or 16.  Both days will have the discounted ticket price, and announcement of Scouts during the game.  On May 15, there will also be participation in the National Anthem on the field, post-game fireworks and run-the-bases!


Cost:    Tickets are $3 for the game ticket and patch. 

For $7, you will also get a "Fastball" meal of hamburgers & hotdogs,
            popcorn or chips, cole slaw and a beverage.

When: Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. or Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m.

To Register: Contact Alyssa Reilly at 251.461.1384

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 4

Did you know that an impression is made within the first seven seconds of meeting someone?  Seven seconds is an extremely small amount of time, so you must rely on your etiquette skills and social graces to ace that first impression.  Having social grace means that you can maneuver through any situation with ease.


Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to work with the Kappa Delta sisters to earn the "Mannerly Me" etiquette patch.  Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. the Kappa Deltas at the University of South Alabama will host a Spring Tea for Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes.  Girls will also make Kentucky Derby hats to bring home.  Lunch is included.


Grade Level: Juniors and Cadettes

Fee: $5 per participant (two adults free) Due to space constraints, please only bring enough adults to satisfy Safety Wise.

Minimum: 15 Maximum: 30

Dress: Sundress or Sunday best

Where: Kappa Delta house at the University of South Alabama campus.

Postmark deadline: April 21

P4043502.JPGWe certainly hope you were able to make it to our Annual Meeting in Montgomery on April 4.  It was a fun day, and a special time for sharing the great ideas our volunteers have.    View the slideshow from the event.


Just in case you weren't able to join us, here's a quick snapshot of the day's events.  Troop 9418 started the meeting with a flag ceremony, and Troop 9334 followed by singing an invocation.  Volunteers then attended their choice of three volunteer forums, which were designed to allow them time to share stories and ideas.  The forums centered around the following topics: Letting Girls Take the Lead, Sharing our Success Stories and Program Pathways and Journeys.


During a lunch of barbecue, potato salad, coleslaw and a fabulous cake made by one of our Opelika volunteers, Daisy troops 9780 and 9351 presented our wonderful lunch entertainment of special songs.  After lunch, Helen Alford, 1st vice chair of the board, presented special council scholarships and awards. Leah N. was awarded the Ellen Autrey Anderson Gold Award Scholarship and the Blanchard-Hinton Lifetime Scholarship, and Haley C. was presented the Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship.  


After the awards presentation, Board Chair Ellen Brooks called the business meeting to order.  After stewardship reports from the board and CEO, the delegates unanimously voted to approve the following new board members: Melissa George, Leslie Johnson, Alicia MacKnight, Becky Jo Peterson and Alisa Sumerville. 


Ms. Brooks ended the meeting by discussing the board's vision for the future and by thanking our volunteers for their hard work.


campadven5.jpgWe held a VERY successful Camping Adventures training at Chewacla on March 22 with 26 people in attendance.  We had a blast!  The moms were so thrilled that their daughters learned almost as much as they did. 


Chewacla State Park is an excellent location for this and it's a wonderful opportunity for leaders to check out a great destination where they can take their girls camping, canoeing, wading in the creek, playing under the waterfall, etc.  Some of these volunteers live in this area and they had no idea that this breathtakingly beautiful park was right under their noses.  It only costs a $1 per night for Scouts to stay there, too.


campadven8.jpgOne attendee wrote, "A big thank you to you (Cheryl) and your family for a fabulous camp weekend.  You made it look so easy!  You were so knowledgeable and so well organized.  We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!" 


Cheryl Miller would be happy to schedule a Camping Adventures training course if we have a group of 10 or so.   If you're interested, you can contact Cheryl at 334.272.9164, ext: 2302.

Join us for the first annual Girl Scout Camporee! Camporee passes include a movie on the scoreboard, popcorn, camp-out in the outfield grass and a hearty breakfast in the morning. Plus, our event includes much more special benefits:

  • All Girl Scouts will be seated together!
  • Sign up for the pre-game parade!
  • Watch the video board for a special message just for us!
  • Post-game MAX Fireworks Spectacular
  • AND - it's CIRCUS NIGHT! Have a ball in the midway games area and see crazy performers on the concourse!

A limited number of tickets are available for both the game and Camporee. To order, complete the online order form by April 3.

Program: All Girl Scouts

Time: 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25
Location: 1st United Methodist, 100 East 4th Street, Prattville
We often think of being bilingual only if we speak Spanish or French or another foreign language, but what about sign language? Introduce your girls to the exciting world of sign by bringing them to this program developed just for Girl Scouts! Girls will learn to sign their name and even the Girl Scout Promise! The program will be lead by an expert signer and will help girls understand what it would be like to live in the world if they were unable to speak or hear. Girls will earn the Beauty of Sign Language patch. No Tagalongs. Due to lack of space, each troop is to provide only the number of adults needed to meet Safety-Wise requirements.

Cost: $5 per girl
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: April 14, 2009
Mail Registration to: Montgomery Service Center
Contact: Chris Shavers at 344.272.9164, ext: 2202

Minimum: 25 Maximum: 50

Learn an exciting dance that is sweeping the country! Clogging is an old favorite that has recently gained popularity on such shows as  MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew." Girl Scouts will learn to clog to the "Cotton-Eyed Joe" and other routines Saturday, May 16, from 1-3 p.m. at the Volunteer Center in Mobile. Girls will also enjoy clogging demonstrations and a talk on the history of clogging. Event fee is $2 and postmarked registration deadline is May 5. Girls are encouraged to wear country western clothes, so put your cowgirl boots on and join us for a cloggin' good time!

Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at 251.344.3330, ext: 1202



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