Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Girl Scouts Offer Expanded Opportunities

Volunteers Also Needed for 2012-2013

For over 100 years, Girl Scouts have been having fun while learning. Through our pathway opportunities, girls have opportunities to travel all over the country and internationally, explore science and technology, learn about finances and a healthy lifestyle, build valuable leadership skills and even learn about college. Girl Scout experiences are also, as much as possible, girl-led and encourage learning by doing.

Any girl age 5-17 can have real experiences like these through any of our six pathways. Girl Scout pathways allow girls to participate in Girl Scout programs through camp, traveling, a traditional troop setting, a virtual environment, a series of programs like our Yoga or Fancy Nancy series, or one-time events like our NASA space day or Juliette’s Jamboree. Girl Scouting is one of the most affordable extracurricular activities for girls. Scholarships are available for membership dues, camp scholarships and uniform insignia.

GSNCA has created some new activities for girls, including new travel opportunities such as trips to Savannah, GA; Gulf Shores and a European Tour.

“This is an exciting time to join Girl Scouting,” said Hilary Perry, director of communications and advocacy for GSNCA. “We’ve got more ways for girls to participate in programs through our six pathways, and we are improving volunteer services to include online training courses to make it easier to serve girls.”

GSNCA is always in need of troop leaders and other volunteers. Adults 19 or older both male and female, can help with programs, lead troops, volunteer with events, serve on committees, help at camp or work with girls virtually.

Visit or call 800-734-4541 for more information.

About the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
2012 is the Year of the Girl in recognition of our 100th anniversary! Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves 15,300 girls ages 5-17 and 5,000 volunteers across 36 counties. For more information on becoming a member, volunteering or pathway opportunities, call 800-734-4541 or visit