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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. 

We are SO excited to announce that Camp Sunshine is a GO this year with, of course, safety protocols in place regarding COVID-19. Camp dates will be July 12-16.

We've started our search for volunteers! Please let us know, as soon as possible, if you can volunteer.


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 entire 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.

We are SO excited to announce that Camp Sunshine is a GO this year with, of course, safety protocols in place regarding COVID-19. Camp dates will be July 12-16.

We've started our search for volunteers! Please let us know, as soon as possible, if you can volunteer.

Girl Scout In-School Program (STEAM TEAM)

The Girl Scout STEAM Team which typically meets during the school day at your school will look a little different this year!  Our Storybook STEAM program will include 6 FREE books and monthly, virtual meetings to participate in STEAM projects that correspond to the books.  ALL meetings will be led by our talented staff members.  Books will be delivered and virtual meetings will be held once a month in October, November, December, January, March, and April.  The best part, it is only $10 to participate and this covers your Girl Scout registration fee (over half off the regular fee of $25)!  This means that your girl will be an official Girl Scout and can attend any GS events with a parent.  Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama will also implement virtual badge workshops throughout the year for girls wanting to earn age-appropriate badges.  In order to participate, your school MUST be listed in the drop-down box below.

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 Alicia Schneider 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
  • Central AL Community Foundation
  • Southeast AL Community Foundation
  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
  • River Region United Way
  • Wiregrass United Way
  • Baldwin Co. United Way
  • United Way Selma and Dallas Co.
  • Lake Martin UW
  • Dollar General Foundation
  • Junior League Lee County


Virtual Programs for Girls

Girl Scouting from Home

Sites Served by County


Barbour County Intermediate

Barbour County Primary


Elba Elementary


Evergreen Elementary


Coosa Central Elementary


WS Harlan


Midland City Elementary

Newton Elementary


Meadowview Elementary


Tallassee Elementary


James Mulkey Elementary

Samson Elementary


Abbeville Elementary


Beulah Elementary

Beauregard Elementary


Central Elementary

Fort Deposit Elementary

Jackson Steele Elementary


George Washington Carver Elementary

Tuskegee Public 


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



Catoma Elementary

Dalraida Elementary

Garrett Elementary

Halcyon Elementary

Vaughn Road Elementary

Wares Ferry Road Elementary


Banks Primary School 

Banks Middle School 

Goshen Elementary

Pike County Elementary


Dadeville Elementary

Horseshoe Bend Elementary

Reeltown Elementary

Valley Boys and Girls Club