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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

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.

Volunteer Flyer

Camper Info Flyer

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 Alabama Association of RC & D for providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in the following schools: North Mobile, Burroughs,  Leinkauf, Reeltown, Horseshoe Bend, Dadeville, Coosa Central, Banks Primary, Banks Middle, Goshen, Pike County, WS Harlan, Beauregard, and Beulah.

 

Virtual Programs for Girls

Girl Scouting from Home

Summer Scientist

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