The GSSA Weekly from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

July 7, 2016 

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Welcome to GSSA Weekly, the council's e-newsletter. 
At right, we received this photo and post on our Facebook page and just had to share: 
"Thank you for a fun-filled week! Our girls made lots of great memories and are already talking about next summer! A special thanks to the amazing counselors. The girls LOVED you!"

Click here or on the photo to see a larger view.

Want to see your Girl Scouts featured in GSSA Weekly?  
E-mail the photo with event information to [email protected].
How Do You S'MORE?

How do you S'MORE? 

National S'mores Day is August 10, and we have a fun contest for you!  

Would you like to win a S'mores Party for your troop?  Just send a photo of you, your Girl Scout, or your troop creating or eating s'mores to us at  [email protected]!

The last day to enter the contest is Friday, August 5, and we will announce the winner on National S'mores Day, August 10.  We will also be making an exciting announcement that day, so stay tuned!

Stay tuned, and send in your s'mores photo to [email protected]!

Did Your Girl Scout Earn Program Credits in 2015?

Unused program credits earned during the 2015 Cookie Sale are set to expire on August 30. Renew your membership, sign up for a program, or go shopping at our council shops (or our online shop) by the end of next month! 

Program credits earned during this year's Cookie Sale will not expire until August 2017.

Thin Mint Sprint 5K, Fun Run, & Health Expo is Family Fun

Ready to think about doing some running?   We are hosting a THIN MINT SPRINT in Mobile on August 20.   We have presented this event before, and it is always a lot of fun, whether you are a runner or not.   We try to make it a healthy event, so you can run, walk, jog, or whatever you choose for the fun of it.   It is a sanctioned event by the Port City Pacers, in case you are in search of points for a qualifying event.

This year, the THIN MINT SPRINT will be held within the University of South Alabama's campus.   It is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids, bring the spouse, or bring the troop (or all three!).   Because it is within the confines of the USA campus, it should be a safer event than the usual road race.   We also plan to have a health fair in addition to the other activities of a run and fun run.
It should be some early fall fun right around the time of the beginning of school, so consider putting it on your calendar as a family outing. It's a great way to have some fun and support Girl Scouts at the same time.
Continue reading on our Virtual Volunteer Blog

As you read in her blog entry on June 29, CEO Liz Brent is retiring this September.  We have opened the search for a new CEO.  Click here for the Position Packet to see the job description, organizational chart, and our GSSA Fact sheet.  Qualified candidates are welcome to apply.
New Programs & Updates
Both Service Centers and the online shop will be closed on Wednesday, July 27, for a staff meeting.
Upcoming Deadlines 

Interested in Becoming a Troop Leader? (Potential & Current Volunteers)  

FA/CPR/AED Certification (Volunteers)  
online study
FA/CPR/AED Certification (Volunteers)  
online study
8/13 early registration
Program Credits earned during 2105 Cookie Sale expire on August 30  
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. 
Thin Mint Sprint is ON! Join Us August 20 in Mobile
Join us for a fun Saturday morning on the USA Campus in Mobile.  The Thin Mint Sprint 5K Run/Walk, Fun Run and Health Expo has something for everyone!  Plus FREE Thin Mint Cookies! Register today!