The GSSA Weekly from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

June 2, 2016 


Welcome to GSSA Weekly, the council's e-newsletter. 
At right, members of Troop 9196 participated in the "Stand Down For the Homeless" event at Greater Beulah Baptist Church.

Excellent community service, Girl Scouts!
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Thanks to Kohl's Associates in Action!

A big shout out of appreciation goes to Kohl's Associates in Action from the Montgomery and Prattville locations for helping beautify our properties! 

GSSA works with our community supporters, including corporate and community groups, to provide service projects that engage their employees, connects them with the community and support our girls at the same time. 

Please contact Melinda Stallworth if you or your group is interested in doing a service project with GSSA.
2016 GSSA Scholarship Recipients 

Congratulations to this year's GSSA Scholarship Recipients!

Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship: Nicole Nobles, Daphne 

Ellen Autrey Anderson Gold Award Scholarship: Morgan Mitchell, Spanish Fort 

Lifetime Membership Scholarships:
Kerissa Justice, Montgomery 
Lucy Puranen, Prattville 
Huntir Bass, Mobile

Camp Registration Deadlines are Coming Soon!

Visit our Summer Camp page, or download the 2016 Camp Guide for more information.  

Tickets Available for M3! Join Us on June 10

Join us in Montgomery on June 10 for a fun and relaxing evening of pampering including manicures, massages, paraffin wax treatments, savory appetizers, exciting silent auction items, and martinis inspired by Girl Scout Cookies! 

This annual adults-only event is presented by the On My Honor Girl Scout Alumnae Association to raise funds to support Girl Scouting in southern Alabama. 

Price Increase on some Shop Items on July 1

GSSA has raised the wholesale and retail price on some of our shop items, as of July 1.  These include Polos, Scarves, Volunteer Pins, Metal Award Pins, Girl's Guide to GS binders, Level-Specific Award Pins, and Troop Crests, plus a few other items. 

If you are planning to purchase any of these items for the upcoming Girl Scout year, please consider purchasing them now to avoid the price increase. Here's a link to our online shop.

Make Dads AND Girl Scouts Smile this Father's Day!

Awards Luncheon Confirms: Our Girl Scouts are AMAZING

We had a wonderful time celebrating those Girl Scouts who earned Bronze, Silver, or Gold awards this past year.  Since it was the 100th anniversary of those awards, our staff planned two wonderful recognition events.
The first event was held in Mobile.   Gigi Baroco, our council archivist, put together a wonderful display of requirements for the various awards and some great uniforms.   It was amazing how captivating the displays are for girls earning awards.   
At that event the girls receiving their Gold Awards were Huntir Bass, whose project, Team Red, White and Blue, was to present a Gold and Glory 5K Run/Walk to benefit veterans.   Amerie Gramelspacher focused on Suicide Prevention and Awareness for her high school by doing a number of activities to heighten awareness of prevention possibilities.    Abigail Legge's project, the Buddy System, matched high school tutors with elementary school children in need of tutors to improve Math and English skills, as well as serve as role models.   Morgan Mitchell's project, Delicate Embrace Angel Gowns, took donated wedding dresses and remade them into bereavement gowns for children who do not make it out of the hospital.  Nicole Nobles did Barks for Books, where students at Spanish Fort Elementary School read to Hoss the dog, an excellent nonjudgmental listener.   Jeralynn Servos' project, Give a Book, Build a Future was creating a reading corner at the Prodisee Pantry where children can be read to while their parents are shopping at the food pantry.   When they are done, a book can be taken with the child.
Continue reading on our Virtual Volunteer Blog

New Programs & Updates
Both Service Centers and the online shop will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Registrations for Gators After Dark program on 6/11 will be accepted until full.  Only 4 spaces left on the 9:30 p.m. boat!
Upcoming Deadlines 

DWY Disney Party! (open to participants in DWY)  
6/2 & as needed
 Camp Scoutshire Woods
FA/CPR/AED Certification (Volunteers)  
online study

Gators After Dark (Mom/Dad/Daughters Registration)  
 Spanish Fort
until full
 Kamp Kiwanis
 Kamp Kiwanis
FA/CPR/AED Certification (Volunteers)  
online study
Sail Away Camp (C S A)  
 Kamp Kiwanis
Other Opportunities
Because we want our girls to have many learning (and fun!) opportunities, we offer this additional calendar for programs that are not presented by our council. Some of these programs are presented by our volunteer Troops and Service Units, others are put on by groups in the communities we serve. Calendar listings do not imply endorsement by the council.  This calendar is available on our Events & Programs page 
Please contact the volunteer listed in the program for more information and program status. 
Newly Listed Events: