Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Anniston Girl Scouts Receive Religious Award

Pictured: Samantha Presson, Michelle MeGill,
Father Bryan Lowe & Lauren MacMullen
On June 7, 2009 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Birmingham a Scout Honor Mass was held.
Lauren MacMullen, Michelle MeGill, and Samantha Presson from Girl Scout Troop #20133 received the Mary, The First Disciple medal.

They are all members of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Anniston.

Troop 512 Travel to Savannah, Georgia

Junior Troop 512 from the Oak Mountain Service Unit recently returned from a five day trip to Savannah, Georgia (June 1-5, 2009). Seven scouts, six adults, and one lucky little brother tagalong stayed in the historic district of the city and enjoyed an itinerary jam-packed with activities. Girls participated in Confederate history at Old Fort Jackson, took a horse drawn carriage ride at night, spotted many dolphins on a cruise of the Savannah River, and earned the Coastal Georgia badge at Tybee Island. Of course, no Girl Scout trip to Savannah is complete without a tour of the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace, where girls and moms dressed in pinafores and played parlor games from the 1870s era. To top it all off, troop 512 bridged from Juniors to Cadettes in one of Savannah's downtown squares on our last evening there. The troop worked hard to earn money for the trip through the fall product sale, cookie sale, and two troop garage sales. Participants were Girl Scouts Sarah, Kaitlyn, Lauren, Hannah, Kelley, Sarah and Skyler. Adults were Randy and Brenae Dunaway with tagalong Kasey Hill, Dee Caldera, Celia Landrum, Donna Leonelli, and leader Sheila McCallum.

Backyard Habitats

The Morgan County Day Camp is recycling. Their theme is "Backyard Habitats" and besides working on Wildlife badges and Brownie Try-Its, the girls learned about the life cycle of butterflies and birds. A fun part of the camp was creating "Fairy Houses" using natural items (pine cones, leaves, sticks, etc.) and adding a little bit of "fairy dust" to attract the fairies! Each unit created a "house" and judged by creativity - awards were given at an awards ceremony.

For crafts, campers brought plastic laundry and fabric softener bottles, which were transformed (with stickers and paint pens) into "watering cans" for the girls to help with watering flowers and gardens at home.

Also, clear plastic peanut butter jars, deli meat trays, and other bottles were made into "bug jars", so that bugs could be collected and observed. The girls also picked up trash all over the part of Sparkman Park in Hartselle - so we indeed left the park better than we found it!