Events: February 2010 Archives

The Thin Mint Sprint is almost here, and we keep getting exciting news that will make this event even more special!  Radio personality Mason Lafayette, from Lite Mix 99.9, will be there before the race starts to get everyone pumped up, and Senator Vivian Davis Figures will be speaking at the post-race party about healthy living! 


NEW this year will also be prizes for the fun run!  We want kids to be motivated to stay fit and run, so there will be prizes for the top 3 girl winners and top 3 boy winners.  Certificates will be given in age brackets: 3 years and under, 4 - 6, 7 - 9 and 10 - 12 year olds.


Last year we had Thin Mints for race participants, and this year we'll have Thin Mints with MILK - thanks to Dairy Fresh!  How fun is that? Hope to see you there on Saturday!


Several volunteers unexpectedly cannot assist us Saturday morning.  The volunteer work is fun, and you're done early.  So, if you'd like to help us out, call Molly Smart at 251.344.3330, ext. 1402. 

If any of your girls are interested in learning to defend herself, Service Unit 826 is offering a self defense workshop on Sunday, March 21, in Mobile. There will be a workshop called "Stranger Danger", for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors. Cadettes and older girls will attend a hands-on self defense course The girls will be educated in how to react and what to do in dangerous situations.


The course will be held at Master Steeger's Ultimate Martial Arts, 4117 Government Blvd.  The fee is $11 and includes a patch. If interested, contact Colleen Devoe,, before March 3.

How cool would it be to camp out with dinosaurs? The Gulf Coast Exploreum invites all Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts to attend an all new, overnight camping adventure. Campers will visit the Dinosaurs downtown traveling exhibit as well as the Dinosaurs Alive! IMAX film.  


Campers will also be able to visit over 150 hands on exhibits including the Hands On hall, Minds On hall and My Bodyworks. Juniors will complete activities to earn the Oil Up and Science Discovery badges. Brownies will complete activities to earn the Science Wonders and Science in Action try-its.  


Cost: $35 per camper (+$5 optional food package)

        $15 per chaperone (+$5 optional food package)

When: 5 p.m. March 26 - 7 a.m. March 27

Where: Gulf Coast Exploreum, Mobile

Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, extension 1202 (email)

To register: Send the Event Registration Form to the Mobile Service Center by February 23

GSSA announces the 2010 Women of Distinction Honorees


Each year, Girl Scout councils across the nation salute women who personally and professionally exemplify the values articulated in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is proud to recognize women who, through their service to family, career and community, have set an example of excellence.


Honorees will be recognized at the 15th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala & Auction Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Wynlakes Country Club in Montgomery.  A reception and silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program immediately following.  The special guest speaker is The Honorable Sue Bell Cobb, Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court.


Proceeds from the event will help Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama make its leadership development programs available to every girl, everywhere.


Honorees are:

Margaret Hastings Bentley, Alabama Power Company

Wanda Lloyd, Montgomery Advertiser

Sheron Rose, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama

Karen Sellers, Family Sunshine Center

Bette Sue Strasburger, Civic Leader

Edith Jordan Wilcox, Civic Leader

Judge Sharon Gilbert Yates, Montgomery County District Court


Girl Scout Volunteer of the Year

Liz Carnahan, Civic Leader


Young Women of Distinction

Girl Scout Ambassador Abigail B.

Girl Scout Senior Miranda S.


To purchase tickets, contact Tonya Howard at (800)239-6636 or e-mail

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama's annual meeting is Saturday March 27, 2010 at Daphne United Methodist Church. The event, which will be held from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., is no ordinary annual meeting.  There will be a fashion show of vintage Girl Scout uniforms, entertainment from local troops, discussion forums and even a special guest speaker from GSUSA.


The guest speaker is GSUSA's Laurel Richie, Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The new Girl Scout brand campaign, which is Laurel's major responsibility, will have just launched as she visits Alabama. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama will be one of the first councils to hear about the campaign in detail, and the first to get a personal briefing from the CMO.


The cost is $15, and includes lunch.  To register, send the Event Registration Form along with your payment by March 15 to the Mobile Service Center.

It's time to instill more confidence and character in our girls, now more than ever. Recent polls have shown a conflicted relationship between girls and fashion, and how they feel about images in fashion. As a result, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has decided to host a panel to discuss fashion and media and its role in building positive self-esteem for girls. This event will highlight GSUSA's work in this area and the long-standing partnership with Dove Self-Esteem Fund. The event is not an attack on the fashion industry, but an opportunity to give a voice to girls who want real and natural images of women portrayed in fashion and media.  The event will be held on the eve of Fashion Week in New York City's Bryant Park and will feature the following guest panelists:


·         Crystal Renn, 'Plus-Size' Supermodel & Author

·         Jess Weiner, Author & Global Ambassador for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund

·         Jill Herzig, Executive Editor, Glamour Magazine

·         Kimberlee Salmond, Girl Scout Research Institute


This event will be an open platform discussion on self-esteem and girls. It will focus on the role we can all play in helping them define real beauty. You're invited to watch the event live on Wednesday, February 10 at 5 p.m. (CST). To watch log on to

World Thinking Day.jpgIn October, we got you all set for World Thinking Day. We posted an article letting you know this year's theme and the countries chosen (View Article...). Now, it's time to turn your Thinking Day plan into action and participate in globally-themed activities and projects to honor your sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.

By participating in World Thinking Day activities, your troop can also earn special patches. These cool and colorful patches as well as the patches for celebrating Black History Month and the Chinese New Year, are available in the shop. We have everything you need for World Thinking Day, so visit our Online Shop or stop by the shops in Mobile or Montgomery to pick up patches for your troop.



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