Events: May 2009 Archives

Save the date for the Service Unit Kick-Off!  This year's kick-off will be July 18, and the times and locations will be announced via e-mail.  At the kick-off, there is training, updates, networking and all the info you need to start your next Girl Scout year. 

To send the invitations, we need a list of e-mail addresses of service unit team members.  Please send them to Teri Eversole or Cheryl Miller.  Then, watch for your invitations via e-mail. 

Girl Scout night at the Mobile County Junior Miss Contest for the 2009-2010 school year will be held at Alma Bryant High School in Bayou La Batre June 4.  Chelsea Fenton, Mobile County's Junior Miss for 2008 -2009 will speak on the Be Your Best Self patch and Girl Scout troops that have earned the patch will participate. Contestants will perform in the areas of Talent, Fitness and Self Esteem. Tickets are $5 per person and girls should wear uniforms or T-shirts as Girl Scouts will be recognized.  Contact Chelsea Fenton at 251-379-1035 for more information.

When: 7 p.m. June 4

Cost: $5

Grade Level: All Ages

Where: Alma Bryant High School

Auburn University Theatre presents Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz, and they are inviting your Girl Scouts to attend for FREE!  This play is suitable for children aged 8 and up.

Your girls will join young Iris as she journeys from the joyous world of Nocturno to picture-perfect Great Island, where she discovers Mozart and Annabel Lee, but loses her family, only to embark on many adventures in her quest to return home.  Steven Dietz's play stars adventurous children, kind-hearted adults, unhappy discards, and people blinded by their obsession with perfection.  In a world in which self-interested adults are frequently encouraged to turn a blind eye to cruelty, Iris and her young cohorts show the value of compassion, adventure, family and friendship.

 

The free matinee is June 25 at 2:30 p.m
There are 360 seats available, first come, first served, but you can reserve admission by calling Marjorie at 334.844.6624.

June is a special time to celebrate America's Great Outdoors.  Presidential recognition of Great Outdoors Week began in 1997 with President Clinton and has continued ever since.  Since 2004, Presidential proclamation of Great Outdoors Month has come annually, celebrating a variety of important events and actions that occur during the month. Great Outdoors Month highlights the benefits of active fun outdoors and our magnificent shared resources of forests, parks, refuges, and other public lands and waters. 

 

Governor Bob Riley issued a proclamation declaring June as Great Outdoors Month in Alabama.  

 

Check out these outdoor websites for June:

June 1-30 Great Outdoors Month, www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org

June 7 National Trails Day, www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd

June 6 - 14 National Fishing and Boating Week, www.rbff.org/page.cfm?pageID=11

June 5 World Environment Day, www.unep.org/wed

June 13 National Get Outdoors Day, www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org

June 27 Great American Backyard Campout, www.backyardcampout.org/girlscouts

 

These activities can be a great way to start working on Summer Fun patch with your troop!

As the end of the Girl Scout year approaches, many troops and service units are having awards banquets and receptions and girls are receiving Gold, Silver and Bronze Girl Scout Awards at special ceremonies.  We have had many thoughtful requests for council staff to attend these special events, and we are happy to do so.  However, we ask that, due to the volume of events, you send your invitation to us no later than two weeks in advance.  We want to attend as many of these special events as possible and this will allow us to do so.  We look forward to sharing in the celebration of your girls' many accomplishments with you and their families!

Association II will hold their annual day camp June 15-19 from 9 a.m. -- 2 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens in Mobile. The theme is Friends Together. Girls will need to bring each day:

·         Plastic drinking cup with handle

·         Bag Lunch and drink

·         Hat

·         Shorts & T-shirt (no sleeveless tops)

·         Above the ankle socks & sneakers (no sandals)

 

Volunteers are also needed for the day camp.  Adult volunteers (high school graduates) are needed to serve as leaders, co-leaders and first aiders.  Cadettes and up are needed as helpers.   To volunteer, contact Laura Doran at 251.345.3328.

 

Fees for Brownies and Juniors: $30; older girls: $20; and non-Association II members: $35.

Registration deadline: June 1

To register: Send the Day Camp Registration Form, Girl Health History and fees to the Mobile Service Center (3483 Springhill Avenue, Mobile 36608). 

 

*Instead of using the Single Event Registration Form (as previously posted), please use the Day Camp Registration Form.   

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is planning a Heritage Trip to the Juliette Gordon Low Home in historic Savannah, Ga. The trip will be February 13-16, 2010, and these dates were selected because President's Day coincides with the Mardi Gras holidays next year, so all of our girls will have a long weekend.  February is a perfect month to visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace because it is not as crowded as it is in the summer.

 

The highlight of our trip will be our visit on Monday, February 16, to the Wayne Gordon House, built in 1821.  In the 1950's, Girl Scouts from across the nation saved the home from demolition by collecting Dimes for Daisy. The Girl Scouts wanted to have a house of their own for future generations of Girl Scouts.  More than 2.5 million visitors have been inspired by Juliette Gordon Low's remarkable life.

 

The Heritage Visit consists of a tour of the home, a special interest session that focuses on aspects of 19th century life and early Girl Scouting, a visit to the museum store and an opportunity for each troop to have a "Girl Scout's Own" pinning ceremony in the courtyard.

 

Savannah is a fascinating city and there are many things to do, see and eat!  Just a few that come to mind are a scavenger hunt through the historic area, a dolphin cruise, a tour of some reportedly haunted places the city and a visit to Paula Dean's renowned Lady and Sons restaurant.

 

Since we are still in the planning stage, we want you and your girls to be involved in making this a "historic" trip! If you are interested in going, or have ideas for what we should include in our trip, please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at 251.344.3330, ext. 1202. This trip is for Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors and will be limited to the first 100 to sign up.

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