Thursday, May 28, 2015

Girl Scouts Of Troop 350 Earn Bronze Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.May 28, 2015–Girl Scout Troop 350 members Juliana Eberhardt, Audrey Roller, Tressa Vander Kamp, all Birmingham area students, recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award for their project Predator Enrichment. The girls’ made play toys for tigers at the Birmingham Zoo. These items are designed to exercise the tigers’ survival instincts and limit inactivity. The tigers played with the toys and the project was viewed as successful.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior (fourth and fifth grades) can earn. This award recognizes that a Girl Scout Junior has gained the leadership and planning skills required to follow through with a project that makes a positive difference in her community.

About Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
Girl Scouting gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something BIG! Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves over 15,000 girl members grades K-12 and 5,000 volunteers in programs across 36 counties. For more information, call 800-734-4541 or visit girlscoutsnca.org.


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Amberlee Fisher of Jasper Earns Silver Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.May 18, 2015– Amberlee Fisher, 8th Grader at Valley Junior High and member of Girl Scout Troop 125, recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award. ‘Kool-Aide’ Leadership Training develops leaders for summer day camp. Amberlee not only instructed Cadette Girl Scouts in camp procedures, she created training binders, enhancing sustainability of the training program while improving her own leadership skills.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. This award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as she matures and works to better her life and the lives of others.

About Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
Girl Scouting gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something BIG! Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves over 15,000 girl members grades K-12, and 5,000 volunteers in programs across 36 counties. For more information, call 800-734-4541 or visit girlscoutsnca.org.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Volunteers Recognized at Annual Council Meeting

One of the highlights of each annual council meeting is recognizing our outstanding volunteers.  Girl Scout adult awards are deeply rooted in our tradition and provide symbolic and public recognition of volunteer service that significantly exceeds expectation, is a unique contribution, or substantially supports the Girl Scout program.  At the 2015 annual meeting thirty-one volunteers, five service units, and one community partner were recognized with national or council awards.

Volunteer of Excellence
Christi Corn
31
Madison County
Angela Dailey
54
Mountain Brook
Danielle Datcher
146
Tuscaloosa
Phil DeSimone
62
Points East
Arlene Harris
31
Madison County
Jo Anne Howard
145
Pickens
Kataren Johnson
31
Madison County
Jenella Lymon
31
Madison County
Elizabeth McCarty
72
Oak Mountain
Chris Simpson
72
Oak Mountain
Jerry Schnader
62
Points East
Appreciation Pin
Laurie Barber
77
Pell Creek
Kim DeSimone
62
Points East
Adrian Hughes
54
Mountain Brook
Leslie Mayo
62
Points East
Elan Morosini
54
Mountain Brook
Julie Rowe
62
Points East
Honor Pin
Waynette Boyd
7
Colbert County
Milly Breeden
20
Marshall Co
Cheri Brewer
59
3 Pine Cones
Wendy Gayle Cale
53
Homewood
Judith Cullinan
54
SU54
Catherine Fowler
54
Mountain Brook
Maria Millington
73
Verla Price
Thanks Badge
Kay Henderson
62
Points East
James A. Mize
146
Tuscaloosa
Thanks Badge II
Karen Carroll
77
Pell Creek
President's Award
Madison County
31
with laurels
Madison County
32
with laurels
Mountain Brook
54
Coosa Valley
71
with laurels
Oak Mountain
72
with laurels
Juliette's Pearls Award
Cheryl Lott
62
Points East
Erlinda Jones
41
Ensley East
Lisa Schnader
62
Points East
Zonia Rosenthal
62
Points East
Juliette Low Community Partnership Award
CDC Trucking
77
Pell Creek


Erlinda Jones Honored Posthumously

Erlinda Jones was awarded the council’s Juliette’s Pearls Award posthumously during the 2015 annual council awards celebration.  During her more than 35 years as a volunteer Erlinda was troop leader, archery instructor, crafts trainer, Gold Award committee member, and attended several national conventions.  She served as the manager of Ensley East service unit for many years and with her troop started the “Once a Girl Scout  Always a Girl Scout” awards celebration for the unit.  This celebration began well before GSUSA started the alumnae organization and developed a patch with the same name. Erlinda passed away on May 30, 2014 and is greatly missed by her Girl Scout friends.


270 Years of Volunteer Service Recognized

Four volunteers who have served Girl Scouts for a combined total of 135 years were recognized with Volunteer Years of Service pins during the annual awards celebration. 

Victoria Loyd, Service Unit 72-Oak Mountain  (25 years)
Aaron Tews, Service Unit 62-Points East   (35 years)
Debbie Tews, Service Unit 62-Points East   (35 years)
Pamela Copeland, Service Unit 72-Oak Mountain   (40 years)

The following volunteers will be recognized during service unit awards celebrations. 

10 Years
Elizabeth Riddle
SU32
Madison County
Maria Roos
SU33
Madison County
Willette Battle
SU35
Madison County
Bridgette Murphy
SU35
Madison County
LaQuita Collins
SU45
78 West
Annette Wickert
SU60
Northlander
Kerrie Johnson
SU71
Coosa Valley
Liz Johnson
SU77
Pell Creek
Tiffany Ballinger
SU138
Ehocha

15 Years
Joanne Howard
SU145
Grace
Janet San Filippo
SU32
Madison County
Rosemary Wolfe
SU32
Madison County


Thank you to these volunteers for their many years of service and devotion to Girl Scouting!  Please contact Karen S. Wales (kwales@girlscoutsnca.org) if you have volunteered for 10 or more years and have not received a Volunteer Years of Service pin.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Girl Scouts of Troop 87 - ‘Book Buddies’ Earns Silver Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –April 27, 2015– KaiLian Q. Davis, Grace Bagwell and Anna Karg, 9th graders in Hoover and members of Girl Scout Troop 87, recently earned their Girl Scout Silver Award. Their project, Book Buddies, was developed in order to collect and distribute books for underprivileged children. The ongoing work included creating hand-made book bags. They used community outreach to collect necessary items such as books and T-shirts. With the help of services in their community, they identified places where they could reach groups of children. The girls successfully shared their love of reading and demonstrated the importance of sharing.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. This award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as she matures and works to better her life and the lives of others.

About Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
Girl Scouting gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something BIG! Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves over 14,000 girl members grades K-12 , and 4,000 volunteers in programs across 36 counties. For more information, call 800-734-4541 or visit girlscoutsnca.org.


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Girl Scouts of Troop 10236 Earn Bronze Award


BIRMINGHAM, Ala.March 31, 2015–Girl Scout Troop 10236 members Sophia Hughes, Crescencia R. Bevill, Bailey Shelton, Kaitlyn Scott and Kelsea LeDesma, students at Weatherly Heights Elementary School, recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award for their project Stop Bullying, Start Helping. Their objective was to develop an understanding of bullying and how to deal with it constructively through prevention. The girls developed a website, produced a video and wrote a pledge – all in support of the project.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior (fourth and fifth grades) can earn. This award recognizes that a Girl Scout Junior has gained the leadership and planning skills required to follow through with a project that makes a positive difference in her community.

About Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
Girl Scouting gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something BIG! Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves over 15,000 girl members grades K-12 and 5,000 volunteers in programs across 36 counties. For more information, call 800-734-4541 or visit girlscoutsnca.org.


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