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Outreach Programs

We believe every girl deserves access to the life-changing benefits of Girl Scouts! So we are changing lives by reaching out to the girls who need us most!

Each year, we provide the Girl Scouting experience to more than 2,000 Alabama girls through our Outreach Program in two ways; Camp Sunshine and Girl Scout In-School Program (STEAM TEAM).

Our Outreach Program reaches girls, mostly from rural areas of our cities and towns. Activities are only supported by council resources, and generous donors and volunteers.

The reality is that the population of girls, for whom this leadership experience is essential, is growing. Without the support of grant funding, public and private donations, and our dedicated outreach volunteers, we would not have the resources necessary to provide Girl Scouts to the girls who need us most.

We also hear from our volunteers that this experience has been a rewarding and enriching part of their lives. If you are interested in volunteering at an Outreach site or Camp Sunshine, please send us an email. Camp Sunshine 2020 has been postponed to 2021.

                                                       

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine is an outreach program specifically designed for girls who have limited summertime recreational opportunities. Each year, Camp Sunshine for Girls serves 75 girls, ranging in age from six (who have completed first grade) to 12 years old. Led by an entirely volunteer staff, Camp Sunshine is provided without cost to campers and their families. Camp Sunshine includes an overnight stay at Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama’s resident camp on Lake Martin.

Camp Sunshine is sponsored by Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, Inc. in collaboration with other community institutions, organizations, agencies, and volunteers. Camp Sunshine is totally funded through contributions and in-kind gifts. Monetary contributions to Camp Sunshine may be sent to Camp Sunshine, c/o Central Alabama Community Foundation, 434 North McDonough Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Transportation for the campers is made possible through the Montgomery County Board of Education.

Girl Scout In-School Program (STEAM TEAM)

This program is delivered during the school day and is designed to promote a number of life-affirming values, embodied in the Girl Scout Promise and Law, including respect and consideration of other people and the environment, self-reliance and personal responsibility, success in school, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), and teamwork. 

For School Principals/Educators

GSSA provides girls in grades K–12 with programming through in-school settings. The program serves more than 2,000 girls per year throughout southern Alabama.

Our comprehensive educational programs address STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), health, community service, financial literacy, relationship and communication skills, arts and the humanities, as well as life skills such as online safety and anti-bullying.  Contact Jennifer Thrash for more information on how to get Girl Scouts in your school.

Educator's Guide

 

 

Thank you to the following supporters who help make this program happen:

  • AL Association of RC&D Councils
  • Wells Fargo
  • Mobile County Commission
  • Central AL Community Foundation
  • Southeast AL Community Foundation
  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
  • Community Foundation Chattahoochee Valley, Westpoint Fund
  • River Region United Way

 

Virtual Programs for Girls

Girl Scouting from Home

Summer Scientist

Sites Served by County

Barbour

Barbour County Intermediate

Barbour County Primary

Coffee

Elba Elementary

Conecuh

Evergreen Elementary

Coosa

Coosa Central Elementary

Covington

WS Harlan

Dale

Midland City Elementary

Newton Elementary

Dallas

Meadowview Elementary

Elmore

Tallassee Elementary

Geneva

James Mulkey Elementary

Samson Elementary

Henry

Abbeville Elementary

Lee

Beulah Elementary

Beauregard Elementary

Lowndes

Central Elementary

Fort Deposit Elementary

Jackson Steele Elementary

Macon

George Washington Carver Elementary

Tuskegee Public 

Mobile

Burroughs Elementary

Calcedeaver Elementary

Collins Rhodes Elementary

Craighead Elementary

Eichold Mertz Elementary

Ella Grant Elementary

Florence Howard Elementary

Holloway Elementary

Indian Springs Elementary

John Will Elementary

Leinkauf Elementary

Maryvale Elementary

McDavid Jones Elementary

Morningside Elementary

North Mobile Elementary

Whitley Elementary

 

Montgomery

Catoma Elementary

Dalraida Elementary

Garrett Elementary

Halcyon Elementary

Vaughn Road Elementary

Wares Ferry Road Elementary

Pike

Banks Primary School 

Banks Middle School 

Goshen Elementary

Pike County Elementary

Tallapoosa

Dadeville Elementary

Horseshoe Bend Elementary

Reeltown Elementary

Valley Boys and Girls Club