The GSSA Weekly from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

June 9, 2016 


Welcome to GSSA Weekly, the council's e-newsletter. 
At right, members of Girl Scout Troop 8009 completing the last step of their Bronze Award project, "The Great Cleanup of Sage Ave."

Excellent Bronze Award Project, Girl Scouts!
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Get Patch, Peace of Mind with Early Registration

When you register your Girl Scout for the 2016-17 membership year, she will earn this patch, and your Troop Leader may receive her registration for free.

Registering early also means you will be ready to go for all our fun programs this fall. Early Bird registration takes place online this year using eBiz.

Early Bird patches must be ordered by June 17, so register as soon as possible.  That way, your Troop Leader can get a good count for ordering patches. 

Questions?  Please contact your Troop Leader or Cheryl "River" Miller at [email protected]

New "Girls Choice" Outdoor Art Badges Now Available!

Girls voted, and now the Outdoor Art badges are ready! Visit the age-level badge page in our online shop to download badge requirements (free until July 1). Badges will be in stock soon at our Service Center shops and our online shop.

Recruitment Events - Mobile Area

Have a friend who would like to know more about Girl Scouts? Allison Marlow, Field Executive for the Gulf Region of our council, will be having an event on June 14 at the West Regional Public Library.  Click here for more information.

Allison is also holding a program for people Interested in Becoming a Troop Leader on July 7 at the Mobile Service Center.  If you have ever thought about leading a troop and would like to talk with Troop Leaders, this is a great opportunity!

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 Tomorrow Night!

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

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

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

Register for Fall and Get Your Pick of Programs, Camp Dates

Now's the time to take some of the cookie proceeds your troop has left and register your girls for next year.  I'm always amazed at how few folks take advantage of early bird registration.   Troops that are intact and ready to go in the fall practically have their pick of the use of all our camps, since camp reservations don't usually ramp up until October. This means there are all sorts of good opportunities to use camps and do things in the early part of the school year.
Early bird registration, as with all Girl Scout registration, comes insurance coverage.  If you are not registered, you don't have Girl Scout insurance coverage.   Your troop, by being registered, can sign up for the fun and exciting council events we have scheduled for the fall.   The program staff is busy working on plans for fall (yes, it does seem really early, but they start now).   Some of the new events in the works are two Journey weekends, a day program at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and so much more!
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.

Both Service Centers and the online shop will be closed on Wednesday, July 27, for staff picnic.

Registrations for Gators After Dark program on 6/11 will be accepted until full.  Only 2 spaces left on the 9:30 p.m. boat!
Upcoming Deadlines 

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.