Events: April 2011 Archives

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We are thrilled to be approaching the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA on March 12, 2012, and we're gearing up to celebrate this occasion in style! We have so many exciting plans and so many different ways to celebrate the 100th. 

We've created a page on our website just for 100th Anniversary plans and announcements.

We hope you'll visit this site often to see what cool new things are happening in honor of Girl Scouting's biggest anniversary ever.

If you want to get involved, volunteer, or make a donation, please contact Be a part of history; celebrate the 100th Anniversary of GSUSA!
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04082010_AJM.jpgGirl Scouts of Southern Alabama troops "adopt" Distinguished Young Women each summer and show them hospitality while getting involved in this exciting program! This is a great summer activity for your girls!

Troops are still needed as we are far from our goal of 50 troops. If you are interested, please send an Event Registration Form to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz by May 1. Be sure and include your state preferences, if any.
Mom & Daughter

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A limited number of spaces have opened up for the Mom and Me Weekend at Camp Sid, April 30 through May 1. Come and enjoy a fun time with your little girl! This event is for Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts.

Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, 800-239-6636, ext. 1202, as soon as possible if you would like to attend!
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LPGA invites Girl Scouts to meet and greet some of the country's best women's golfers. Girls will participate in a putting clinic and spend time with the lady golfers, learning about the sport of golf and fulfilling dreams. The LPGA is providing pizza (yum!) and a special guest speaker, Stacy Lewis.
If you don't know who Stacy Lewis is, you'll want to get to know her.
Not just because Stacy has been the best amateur player in the country over the past 2 years, or because she was the 2007 NCAA champion, or even because she has won 12 tournaments at the collegiate level while putting the University of Arkansas' women's golf program on the map.
It isn't because in her last event as an amateur, at the prestigious Curtis Cup held at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Stacy became the first person in the 76 year history of the Curtis Cup to post a 5 - 0 record while leading her US team to an historic victory. And it isn't because in her first tournament as a professional at the US Open 2008, the most prestigious of majors, she lead the star-studded field after the 3rd round and played in the final group with Paula Creamer, where she managed to finish third.
You'll want to meet Stacy Lewis because she is the best story in women's golf due to the things she's overcome in order to just play golf again.   7.5 years in a back brace and back surgery, after which she wasn't sure she would even be able to walk, let alone swing a golf club again.
You won't be able to help but like Stacy because she's earned everything she's ever won, and then some. She embodies those values that we most cherish: fiercely competitive yet considerate, tremendously talented yet seeks betterment through hard work, intelligent without being condescending, confident without being self absorbed and incredibly irrepressible no matter what obstacles are before her. In many respects, Stacy Lewis is who we would like to be as Girl Scouts.

And, if you aren't convinced yet, you can always come for the pizza... (PS - we're just kidding about that!)

When: Monday, April 25
           4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Magnolia Grove Golf Course, Mobile
Program Level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Girl Scouts
Minimum: 15, Maximum: 30
Fee: $3 (includes snack and a patch)
Registration deadline: In office by April 22
Questions? Contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, ext. 1202
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It's that time again -- Girl Scout Day Camp at the beautiful Mobile Botanical Gardens. The day camp is run completely by volunteers, so if you are an approved adult leader or Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout, please consider volunteering with the girls in a wonderful outdoor experience!  To volunteer, call 251-345-3328.  You don't have to volunteer all day or even every day. We'll use all volunteers and work around their schedule.
Space for campers is available based on the number of volunteers, so the more volunteers we have, the more girls can enjoy this week of fun.

: June 13 to June 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday
Place: Mobile Botanical Gardens on Museum Drive
  • Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts $30 (T-shirt included)
  • Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts $20 (T-shirt included)
  • Non-Association II Girl Scouts $35                                                                                                                                        
Refund Policy: 75% by June 6, 2011. No refund after this date.
Registration Deadline: June 6, 2011
Mail or Deliver Registration Form to:
Association II Day Camp
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
3483 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, Alabama 36608

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We are still in need of troops to Adopt a Distinguished Young Woman (formerly known as AJM) June 12-25. This is a special program just for Girl Scouts. We would love to have 50 troops participate in the program this year.  As soon as your troop is assigned a state, your girls can start corresponding with your state contestant. When the Distinguished Young Women arrive, your girls will already have a relationship with your DYW and will be anxiously awaiting her arrival.  
The tentative schedule for Girl Scouts and Distinguished Young Women:
·Arrival ceremony at Airport Sunday, June 12
·Special Girl Scout and Distinguished Young Women party (nominal fee to cover the meal), date TBA
·Girls can visit their young women at the "Meet and Greet" at Bel Air Mall, date TBA
·Community Night Show Wednesday, June 22
The Distinguished Young Women look forward to spending time with their Girl Scouts, therefore it is important that your troop be able to have some representation at all of the listed events in order to adopt.  Please consider the commitment before registering your troop.
The registration deadline has been extended to  to April 15. To register, fill out an Event Registration Form <> , write the girls' top three state choices and send to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz <> .
We will again have the Be Your Best Self Patch program in connection with Distinguished Young Women.  This is a program to develop an understanding of the Distinguished Young Women program while gaining a desire for excellence. It builds self esteem to help one prepare to successfully deal with daily challenges in a way that exemplifies courage, confidence, and character. Please note on your Event Registration Form if your troop will be participating in the program.  We will need to get an accurate count to order patches by May 1.



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