Other Opportunities: September 2009 Archives

Calling all Girl Scouts ages 12 and up!  Have your girls pack up their gear and hit the road with the Gulf Pines council to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham. This trip will let your girls fine tune their primitive camping, day hiking and nature exploration skills.


The group will meet at Camp Iti Kana in Mississippi on Friday, cook dinner, check gear, and get to know each other. Then will head to Oak Mountain State Park Saturday morning where they will set up camp and plan their day hikes for Sunday and Monday.


Make sure your girls register early: this trip is limited to 20 participants!


Who: All 2009-2010 registered Girl Scouts age 12 and up (To chaperone, please call Kari Vicknair at 601.582.1455)

When: Friday, November 20, 6 p.m. to Monday, November 23, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Camp Iti Kana, Wiggins, MS, and Oak Mtn State Park, Pelham

Cost: $85 per person (Includes all meals & snacks, transportation, lodging, activities and a T-shirt!)

Registration Deadline: November 6, 2009

Download: Gulf Pines' Event Registration Form

On October 1, we will launch our brand new online council store.  Now you will be able to select items and place your order right over the website, and the items ordered will then be shipped directly to your home. We are excited to offer this exciting new service to our girls and volunteers.

We've Reached Our Goal of 290 in the House. We Still Need Your Support in the Senate!


Thanks to all of your calls, emails and outreach to Congress, we've reached our goal of 290 cosponsors to pass the HOUSE version of the Girl Scouts Commemorative Coin Act. We're expecting the bill to reach the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote in the next few weeks and will keep you updated!


Now that we have the necessary House cosponsors, our collective attention turns to the SENATE and the 67 cosponsors needed to pass the Senate version of the Commemorative Coin Act. We're almost there and need to continue the momentum you've created.


What can you do? Check to see if your Senator is not a cosponsor then go to GirlScouts4girls.org to send a message to your Senator to ask for support of the Coin Bill (S. 451). Please spread the word to Girl Scout supporters to enlist their help in advocating for the coin by linking them to Girlscouts4girls.org.


Working together across the Girl Scout Movement, we can have a lasting symbol recognizing and celebrating the history and achievements of Girl Scouts.

Stressed out? Take a step back in time and enjoy life when things were a lot simpler on October 3. Mosey around the Alabama Nature Center (ANC) during Good 'Ole Days, all while meeting requirements for Girl Scout Try-Its, Badges and IP's. Activities will include blacksmith demonstrations, Native American reenactors, quilters, historic tours, bluegrass music, dulcimers, hayrides, herding dog demonstrations, wood carving, black powder demonstrations, and period arts and crafts--just to name a few.


This activity can help your girls meet the requirements for:

·         Try-Its: Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife, Eco-Explorer

·         Badges:  Hiking, Rocks Rock, Across Generations, Wildlife, My Heritage, Music Fan, Science Discovery

·         Interest Project Patches: Generations in Hand, Eco- Action, Wildlife, Heritage Hunt

Gates will be open October 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for ANC trail use. Good 'Ole Days activities will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Get more info on the ANC website at http://www.alabamawildlife.org/alabama-nature-center/

Space Scout Days


The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville has announced their Scout Days for the spring and fall.  You might want to try this out with your troop - it looks like a lot of fun!



  • October 10, 2009
  • Admission $18 per person



  • April 25th, 2009
  • Admission $18 per person



  • Admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Museum
  • One IMAX Movie at the Spacedome Theater
  • Hamburger Box Lunch
  • A Scout Day Patch for each Scout
  • A Scout Day Certificate for each Troop


Events & Activities

  • Discovery Theater Presentations available
  • Guided Tours available upon request


Call (800) 63-SPACE, EXT. 200, or visit their website.

Discover what happens at night at the world's largest aquarium!  Explore the Georgia Aquarium after hours and sleep beside our world-class exhibits.  After everyone has gone home, and the Aquarium has closed its doors for the night, you're invited to an exciting night of exploration! Price includes admission into the Aquarium, Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow, Behind the Scenes Tours, guided adventure through the galleries, a sleeping mat, fun activities, light supper and breakfast.  January 16 is for Girl Scouts only!  Special programs for Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts are also available.  Check out the info at http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/visitUs/sleepover.aspx.

Join Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) for a weekend of fun and leadership & earn the BPW Patch!

When: October 9 & 10

Where: Courtyard Marriot, 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209, (205) 879-0400

For: 9th-12th Grade Girls

Check in: 6 p.m. Friday; Check out: 4 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: $35 per girl including lodging and food; Saturday only: $15

Friday Night Mixer at the pool

Saturday sessions include (beginning 9:30 a.m.):

Standing Out in a Crowd, Leadership 101 and It's All About You

Mail, fax or e-mail registration to:

Marie Gill, 1515 Sparkman Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35816

Fax: 256-882-1750

E-mail: mgill@girlscoutsnca.org

For more information, contact Debbie LeBron at dlebron@girlscoutsnca.org or 800-447-5755 

nemo.jpgJoin the ocean-sized adventure of the curious clownfish Nemo, his overprotective father Marlin and their absent-minded yet lovable pal Dory as Disney On Ice immerses you in a vibrant aquatic world in Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo.

Follow alongside Marlin and Dory on a daring search of the big blue. Ride the current with "super-dude" turtle Crush and make waves with Nemo's new friends - the Tank Gang - as they plot an escape from the dentist's aquarium in this whale of a tale full of laughter and fun!

Cost: $14 per ticket includes a Disney on Ice fun patch

Where: MS Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS (this is the closest location to our council)

When: Fri, Dec 4 at 7 p.m.

To Register: Download the Order Form



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