Other Opportunities: November 2009 Archives

The Center For Community Advancement is hosting an annual spotlight event, American Indian History Month Festival, in celebration of American Indian History Month. There will be interactive opportunities to participate in the dance circle and newly custom stitched patches for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The custom stitching is an original design, which features the event name and logo. The cost is $3 per patch and can be purchased at the event sign in table through Girl Scout Troop Leader 9801.


The 2009 festival includes introduction of participating tribal Chiefs, gourd dancing, Grand Entry, a northern & southern drum, flute music, stomp dancing, competitive and non-competitive dance divisions, historical tribal exhibits, storytelling and lots of great door prizes.


Contact Sonya Smith at 334.794.7007 with an approximate attendance count by November 10

When: Saturday, November 21, 2009 (Doors open at 4:30 pm)

Where: Dothan Civic Center

Ticket cost is $10, children 5 & under enter free, patches $3

GSUSA is seeking applications from young women interested in representing GSUSA at the 2010 Young Women's World Forum. The Young Women's World Forum, organized by Girl Guiding UK in collaboration with WAGGGS is the first of three events for girls and young women taking place throughout the centenary celebrations.


The Young Women's World Forum takes place between October 19 - 24, 2010 in London, England and is open to two young women ages 18-25 (at the time of the event) from each Membership Organization. E-mail globalgirlscouting@girlscouts.org with questions.


Please submit the application form to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at the Mobile Service Center by November 25, 2009.

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learning_to_lead.jpgOn Thursday, October 29, 2009, Girl Scouts of the USA along with CARE International, Seventeen Magazine and the Documentary Group hosted Learning to Lead, an interactive discussion on the power of girl leadership and education.

Experts, celebrities, media, invited guests and Girl Scouts gathered at GSUSA to discuss the importance of providing girls with opportunities and support to build education and leadership skills regardless of their geographic location.

Moderated by Suchin Pak of MTV News, panelists included Cynthia Lloyd from the Population Council, Judy Schoenberg from the Girl Scout Research Institute, Stephanie Baric from CARE, and Award-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.

As a follow-up and continuation of this event, GSUSA, CARE, Seventeen and the Documentary Group are asking teen girls, their families, troop leaders and other mentors to make a pledge at The Power of Girls to learn more about issues facing girls around the world. The goal is to collect 50,000 pledges by International Women's Day in March of 2011.

Be sure you and your girls make the pledge!



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