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Yes, you.

You may think it's only for Boy Scouts, only for the most hardcore outdoorsman, only for the fittest of the fit.  But you are mistaken.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, are putting together a backpacking program where interested girls can learn all about the skills, equipment and techniques of hiking the great outdoors.  We will have a few meetings to train, learn skills and earn badges.  The program will then culminate in an overnight backpacking trip.

The goals of this program are to encourage team building skills, leadership skills, outdoor skills, environmental education and physical fitness.

Ages:  7th and 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

If you think your Girl Scout will be interested, talk with her about it.  If you think you know nothing about the sport, call me up or look it up on the web or in books.

Please contact me if you are interested, so I can start planning our meetings!

Amy Farrar

afarrar@girlscoutssa.org

Outdoor Education Programs Manager

145 Coliseum Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36109

(334) 272-9164, ext. 2205

Yes, backpacking may be challenging.  But think about this:

Courage is when you try even though you are afraid.  Confidence is something you gain little by little when you tackle an obstacle that is new and scary.  Character is who you become once you have come out the other side, having conquered your fears and accomplished more than you ever thought possible.

 

dog.jpgDo you love animals? Ever thought about a career in Veterinary Science? Then this program is for you! Girls will learn basic animal care, visit different types of veterinary practices, learn about careers in veterinary medicine, and do volunteer work with animals. 

Cadettes will earn the new Animal Helper Badge and Seniors will earn the new Voice for Animals badge. Please note: this is a Pathway Program. Girls have to be registered Girl Scouts, but do  not have to be members of a troop.

Who: 7th and 8th grade Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Date: First and Third Tuesdays (first meeting Tuesday, November 1

Time: 4 p.m. -6 p.m.

Location: GSSA Volunteer Center, Mobile

Cost: $12 Girl Scout registration fee

Registration Deadline: October 24

Minimum to hold program: 5

Maximum capacity: 15

To register or for further information, contact Barbara Robinson:barblvt@gmail.com (251) 776-8774

 

 

Kamp Kiwanis 2010 252.jpgCome join the Fun! Learn to sail and have an AWESOME time. This program is to teach girls to grow in confidence, courage, and character through the skills of Sailing! Out of council Girl Scouts welcomed! Any girl 6th grade or higher (C,S,A), who can swim 50 yards, and loves the water!

The weekends will cover introduction to sailing and sailing safety for the class 1 sailors, while more experienced (those who have attended Summer Sail Away or past weekends) will learn more advanced skills to possibly move to a higher class.

All other classes will be grouped by the level of experience each sailor has had. All classes are taught basic water rescues, parts and rigging a sail boat, points of sail, weather, knots and hitches, and navigation.

Class 1- Beginners Single Sailing and safety (tandem)

Class 2- Intermediate Sailing Open Water (tandem & single)

Class 3- Dingy Sailing (Mainsail, Jib,)

Class 4- Sloop Sailing (Flying Scot,)

Max. Enrollment 24 girls, Leaders come and help where needed

Cost: $35.00 per person attending 

For more information check out the specific weekend info:

October 21-23, 2011

May 4-6, 2012

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