Other Opportunities: February 2012 Archives

We appreciate that our volunteers are willing to share their great programs with other girls.   We list these as a service so our girls have other learning opportunities. Please contact the volunteer listed in the program for more information.  

Cookie Cook-Off: Watch, Judge & Taste!

Contact:  Becky K Tate 251.366.1143 

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00PM 

Event Type:  Events and Series 

 Join us for a day of Cookie competition! 

Troops are invited to attend to watch the chefs prepare their dishes, and complete requirements that could count towards badges.  They will also be given the opportunity to vote for Daisy's Choice by voting for their favorite with Dimes for Daisy (so bring those dimes to vote).   

Who:  Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Date:  Saturday, March 17, 2012

Location: Virginia College, Culinard School of Culinary  

                  Mobile Festival Center  

                  3725 Airport Blvd, Suite 165

Cost:   $7.50  per girl  2 leaders free   $5.00 for additional adults

Due to space limitations No tagalongs please

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 29                                  

Send Registration on council event registration form to:

                           4256 Vega Drive, Mobile 36693

                           (Checks payable to SU 804)


Minimum to hold event: 25

Maximum capacity:  75

Contact:  Becky K Tate 251.366.1143 
We appreciate that our volunteers are willing to share their great programs with other girls.   We list these as a service so our girls have other learning opportunities.   Questions about this program should be directed to the contact listed below.


Contact: Laura Morin, Daisy Troop 8003, Lmorin001@gmail.com or 205-239-4967

Our troop has planned a wonderful World Thinking Day full of activities. We will have several professional speakers who are great with kids plus some recylced craft stations. The information is below. 

Naturally Thinking! (D, B,J, C)
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 9:00 am

Become one with nature for World Thinking Day! Visit the Gulf State Park Nature Center, which is a living museum of plants and animals that are native to the Gulf Coast region. Learn about endangered sea turtles and how we can help them survive. Be entertained while studying about the importance of recycling. Construct several recycled craft projects. Discover important elements of gardening the natural way. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings without the use of electricity. The theme for World Thinking Day 2012 is girls worldwide say "we can save our planet." This program will help Girl Scouts to understand their connection to the natural world and their responsibility to protect it.

Who:  Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Adults and Tagalongs

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (The Gulf State Park is open for attendees to hike after the program, if they choose.)

Location : Gulf State Park Nature Center, State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Cost: Girl Scouts $10, Adults and Tagalongs $6 Cost includes World Thinking Day badge, crafts, snack, parking, goody bag, and more.

Minimum:30 participants

Maximum: 120 participants

Registration Deadline: February 20

Send registration to: Girl Scout Troop #8003, 126 Meadow Run Loop, Foley, AL 36535

Contact: Laura Morin, Lmorin001@gmail.com or 205-239-4967

We appreciate that our volunteers are willing to share their great programs with other girls.   We list these as a service so our girls have other learning opportunities.   Questions about this program should be directed to the contact listed below.

Cookie Cook-Off - Competition

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM 

Event Type: 

  Events and Series 

 Join us for a day of Cookie competition! 

Teams will compete for the best cookie recipe made using Girl Scout cookies as a major ingredient.  Competition on the scout level is open to 16 older girl scout troops.  Award for Best in Class and  a Daisy's Choice Award as voted on by scouts attending the event.  Official rules will be provided with registration.   

Who:  Older Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Time:  10:00 - 4:00 Competing teams   

Location: Virginia College, Culinard School of Culinary  

                  Mobile Festival Center  

                  3725 Airport Blvd, Suite 165

Cost:   $20.00 entry fee for scout troop Cooking Team (Max 5 GS Chefs per cooking team)  

            Troops may have multiple teams

(must be Juniors or older and bring their own cookies)  

$5.00 per additional scout. 

2 leaders free. 

Additional Adults $5.00  

No tagalongs please

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Send Registration using council event registration form to (mark as competing):

                            GSSA SU 804

                            4256 Vega Drive, Mobile 36693

                           (Checks payable to SU 804)

Minimum to hold event: 4 teams

Maximum capacity:  8 teams

Contact:  Becky K Tate 251.366.1143

Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales on Thursday, April 12 at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre.   Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairytale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life right in your hometown. Featuring dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes and glittering special effects, audiences will be captivated by the humor, fun and adventure of these spellbinding stories. Dream with the princesses, cheer for the heroes as they conquer evil villains, and marvel as these classic tales are brought to life in a theatrical experience that's pure magic. Call 800-745-3000 to purchase tickets and use Customer Code DLIVE12.


The Murray House on Government Street has a volunteer need from local Scout troops. They are collecting hygiene items to give to their male and female residents for prizes. Examples of hygiene items they need are: toothpaste and toothbrushes, Kleenex, soap, shampoo, hairbrushes, and combs. They also have a need for new blankets, towels, and pillows, if anyone wants to donate those. If your troop can help out, please bring items to the council office by March 15. Leaders may also contact Rebecca Thomas (beckyt137@bellsouth.net 251-432-2272 for more information.

Golf is a wonderful lifelong sport for girls and Alabama has some of the best courses in the world! Mobile Girls Golf Club gives girls an affordable opportunity to learn and practice golf. Contact Michael@michaelbrisbanegolf.com for more information. 

GWF2012.jpgThe Girls World Forum 2012 will take place July 11-17 in Chicago. The focus of the GWF will be three of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals: Ending hunger and poverty; Empowering girls;  and saving the planet.  Delegates will develop skills and networks to bring about change in their community and country. Each council is allowed to send two delegates. Delegates must be between the ages of 14-18, actively involved in the Girl Scout council, interested in the United Nations MDGs, and willing to implement a plan for change in their community. 
We are also seeking applications for a young (18-30) volunteer active in Girl Scouting willing to  chaperone girls and work with them upon returning home to implement plans in their community. Cost of the program is $650 per participant, which includes lodging, meals, programs, and transportation in Chicago. Interested girls and volunteers should contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz to apply by February 15.



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