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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 1,500 girls in southern Alabama through our Outreach Program in two ways; Camp Sunshine and Girl Scout In-School Programming throughout the school day or after school programs.

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.

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. tinyurl.com/yfmqpcqe

Girl Scout In-School Program

GSSA would like to invite your girl to participate in our Community Girl Scout Program. Participation in this program is free. Girls will participate in monthly meetings during their PE period at school. Girls will earn badges, be invited to events in their area, and can participate in the cookie program. If you have questions or would like to sign your daughter up for this program, please email customercare@girlscoutssa.org, call 800-239-6636, or fill out this form.

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.

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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
  • Wiregrass United Way
  • Baldwin Co. United Way
  • United Way Selma and Dallas Co.
  • Lake Martin UW
  • Dollar General Foundation
  • Junior League Lee County