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On October 31, Girl Scouts from all over the United States will celebrate Juliette Low's 150th birthday!

The first troop of 18 Girl Guides formed in Savannah, Georgia, in March 1912 under the leadership of Juliette Gordon Low.  Juliette's goal was to guide her girls toward positive physical, mental and spiritual development. She took her girls hiking and camping, and taught them how to survive with first aid lessons and by using the stars as their guides. She followed through on her goal to bring her girls out into the open air and to participate in community involvement. But her success came at a price: her only funding opportunity came from the sale of her cherished and valuable pearl necklace.

Honor the birth of our founder by wearing pearls on Juliette's birthday. Thanks to her great sacrifice, Girl Scouts today are still enjoying the air of nature while maintaining their dedication to community service. By showing off your pearls on October 31, you and your troop can give Juliette a birthday gift that she is sure to love!

Check out these crafts your troop could use to make a "pearl" necklace:

Martha Stewart's Faux Pearl Necklace http://www.marthastewart.com/article/pearl-necklace

Easy Faux Pearl Necklace Made of Cornstarch Clay at the Tissuepaper Blog http://tissupapers.blogspot.com/2009/05/easy-faux-pearl-necklace-made-of_11.html

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Did you know that Girl Scout events and programs are covered by insurance?  This insurance is completely paid for by Girl Scouts (just one of the many things those cookies pay for...).  Of course, it isn't meant to replace a family health insurance plan, but to provide coverage for registered girls and adults participating in supervised Girl Scout programs.  Complete details are covered in this brochure.

There is also "tagalong" insurance, for those events where unregistered children are allowed.  This insurance is paid for by the troop, but is very inexpensive (11 cents per day for each person).  All the details are on this form.

If you have any questions about insurance, when to file an Accident/Sickness Report, or other issues, please contact your troop leader or call our office at 800.239.6636.

Want to avoid delays in the processing of your event and training registrations?  See below for a few helpful hints.

 

Event Registrations: When registering for council events, the Event Registration form should be sent to the appropriate person or the Service Center indicated in the event announcement. If you're not sure who that is, you can always e-mail it to programs@girlscoutssa.org.

 

Late Registrations: To avoid further delays when registering after the deadline has passed, include the late fee (10%).

 

Adult Training: Use the Adult Learning Registration form when registering for the adult training courses, sending those to the appropriate person or Service Center indicated in the announcement.

 

If you have questions, contact Volunteer Services Liaison, Cheryl Miller, ext. 2302

Want to avoid delays in the processing of your event and training registrations?  See below for a few helpful hints.

 

Event Registrations: When registering for council events, the Event Registration form should be sent to the appropriate person or the Service Center indicated in the event announcement. If you're not sure who that is, you can always e-mail it to programs@girlscoutssa.org.

 

Late Registrations: To avoid further delays when registering after the deadline has passed, include the late fee (10%).

 

Adult Training: Use the Adult Learning Registration form when registering for the adult training courses, sending those to the appropriate person or Service Center indicated in the announcement.

 

If you have questions, contact Volunteer Services Liaison, Cheryl Miller, ext. 2302

 

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama now requires girls and adults to sign a hold harmless agreement prior to participating in council events or using council property.  We suggest that you have each member of your troop and their parents to sign this agreement and send it to the council office closest to you now, so that we have it on file when you register for an activity.  In the future, your troop will be required to sign a hold harmless agreement at the beginning of each Girl Scout year.  If you have any questions, please contact Karlyn Edmonds, ext. 2903.

The Program Team has received several requests from volunteers asking for online or walk-in registrations. We hope to be able to offer online registrations at some point in the future. In the meantime, we want to make event registration as easy and equitable as possible. Therefore, we have adopted new registration guidelines.  One major change is the method for submitting registrations. Starting today, the completed Event Registration Form may be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or delivered in person to the appropriate service center specified in the event description.

 

Another change will be the way that we process registrations. Event registrations will be collected and date stamped on a daily basis.  When the number of date stamped registrations exceeds the number of spaces still available for the event, the registrations received that day will be entered into a random drawing for the remaining spaces.

 

The final change is that a penalty will be added on late registrations. Most of the programs that we offer are facilitated by volunteers or other non-profit agencies.  A lot of effort, money, and especially lead time goes into planning these activities.  Many times we have to cancel events because we do not have sufficient registrations by the deadline date the facilitators have requested. Therefore, starting today, if an event registration is received after the deadline, a penalty fee of an additional 10% of the entire registration fee must be paid before the registration will be processed.

 

For further information, read the new policy: Registration Guidelines

 

If you have any questions, please contact Karlyn Edmonds at extension 2903.

2010browniestarterkit-vest.jpgWe're ready for a new Girl Scout Year at our Council Shop. We have age-level starter kits containing everything a new Girl Scout needs, as well as lots of new, fun clothing and accessories. We also have a ton of great items on Sale. Check it out!

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