Events: February 2011 Archives

Be a part of the Thin  Mint Sprint!
Volunteer opportunities still exist for older girls and adults to help make this event a success! Volunteers are needed to pass out water, cheer runners on, help with the Health Expo, and provide an extra hand wherever needed. If you are willing and able to serve, please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz (800-239-6636, ext. 1202) by Thursday, February 24.


Editor's Note: Mary Anne "ain't too proud to beg," so if you need some cajoling, just give her a call!

lifesouth.JPGHelping people by donating blood

 

The Girl Scout Promise includes the phrase "to help people at all times" and one way the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama will be doing that by hosting a blood drive with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers at the 2011 Thin Mint Sprint 5K Run/Walk Expo, Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 a.m. at Langan Municipal Park.

 

The event is a fund-raiser to renovate the dilapidated bathhouse at Camp Scoutshire Woods and to support programs and scholarships for Girl Scouts in 30 counties across Southern Alabama. There is also a free Health Expo that's open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  There will be a LifeSouth Blood Drive taking place at the Health Expo from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Each Girl Scout that is responsible for at least five donors donating at the blood drive will receive a patch.

 

Donating blood is one way to help save lives in the community. All blood donated with LifeSouth goes to hospitals on Alabama's Gulf Coast. Donors must 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also needed.

 

Troops or individual girls that are interested in earning this patch should get a form at the Mobile Service Center or contact: Ashley Petroutson at aepetroutrson@lifesouth.org or 251-295-1709

popes_tms_web.jpgWe're so excited about the 3rd annual Thin Mint Sprint, and things just keep getting even better! 

We've already got:
  • the new patch program (the deadline to register for the patch program is tomorrow, February 18!)
  • you can recycle old tennis shoes, thanks to Baldwin Bone and Joint, P.C.
  • Azalea City DJ's Step Daddy will be there to entertain
  • troops will be leading crafts, selling cookies, and being Thin Mint cheerleaders
  • various health screenings and safety activities led by city personnel
  • The troop with the most race entries will win a troop award
And now, to top it all off, the Museum of Art is having a family friendly Mardi Gras event.  In case you're not familiar with the area, the museum is in Langan Park, where the Thin Mint Sprint is held.  So, after the health expo/awards ceremony is over, you can walk on over to even more (and FREE) fun!

The event will include Mardi Gras inspired art activities, ballroom dancing, music, refreshments, Mardi Gras inspired short plays, and more.

This is really shaping up to be a great day at Langan Park.  Will you be there?
We need a troop to help at the water stop at the Thin Mint Sprint on february 26.

The girls will fill up water cups and hand them to runners on the course, and cheer them on...the runners really appreciate it!

They would need to be at Langan Park at 7 am, and would be done by 9:30 and can enjoy the fun at the Health Expo (arts & crafts, jumpies, etc.).

To volunteer, please contact Mary Anne at extension 1202 or mbrutkiewicz@girlscoutssa.org and include how many girls and adults, as well as their names.

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