Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Astronomy Camp for Girl Scout Leaders

Apply: National Girl Innovator

There are Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors across the country who truly stand out and show their dedication to Girl Scouting through their actions and attitude. Members of the National Girl Innovators are exemplary Girl Scouts who share a common interest in making this organization better for their sister Girl Scouts!

Each girl nominee should be organized, complete tasks efficiently, and not have to be asked twice. She should have a finger on the pulse of youth culture and have ideas about how to keep Girl Scouts modern and current. She is the kind of person who continuously brings energy and positivity to your troop. She is able to work with adults to communicate the voices of her peers. In other words: she is a girl of the people!
In group settings, she is able to share her opinions without hesitation but recognizes the best moments to sit back and listen. Does she always try to include other girls in order to hear everyone’s opinion? She brings new ideas to the table and challenges other Girl Scouts to broaden their horizons. She constantly keeps everyone up to date on current events and trends. Do you learn from her as much as she learns from you?
If you have a girl in mind that embodies the principles of Girl Scouts, nominate her for this position!
·        Attend monthly (2nd Tuesday of the month) video calls
·        Work in small groups on tasks between meetings
·        Follow updates and engage with others on the online community
·        Maintain network of younger troops who will provide feedback on
         relevant materials through the Innovators
·        Provide relevant and rapid feedback to GSUSA on a number of 
         initiatives such as
  •         Review design of new logos and other design elements
  •         Test new program activities and ideas with younger girls
  •         Check language and usability of new surveys for girls
  •         Brainstorm new ways to engage different populations of girls

Important Deadlines:
Deadline for Applicants: September 23, 2016
Decisions Announced: October 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pave the Way: Legacy Brick Campaign

Who would you like to honor? Your first troop leader? A special Gold Awardee? An outstanding Girl Scout volunteer? The troop that supported you until high school graduation?

Participate in the 2016 Legacy Brick campaign. Choose which property you would like to place a brick at and all proceeds will go to the maintenance budget for that property.

Join us on Founder's Day as we celebrate Juliette Gordon Low and the volunteers -past and present- that make our council great. Reach out to past leaders, fellow Girl Scouts and camp friends to join you at any of GSNCA's properties for a party! We'll share and capture stories to help keep our Girl Scout traditions alive. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

'16-'17 Opportunities Magazine Unveiled

It's time to plan for the new Girl Scouting year! GSNCA has unveiled the 2016-2017 Opportunities magazine to help service units, troop leaders and parents take a look into the awesome planned events that are upcoming this year.

Download the Opportunities magazine now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Camp Work Days & Yard Sale Announced

Join us as we complete maintenance projects around camp so that we can continue to continue to provide great outdoor programming opportunities to girls in North-Central Alabama. It doesn't matter how handy you are- all are welcome! An email confirmation with a list of needs and projects will be sent after registration. To register, contact Tonya Sails.

Camp Coleman: September 24-25 - Optional overnight; October 8-9 - Optional Overnight

Camp Cottaquilla: August 20; September 17; October 15 

Camp Trico: September 9; October 21; November 5; November 18; December 3; March 4; May 27
View the council calendar. 

Camp Coleman Pool Revival Campaign

Remember your days of splashing around in the aquamarine colored pool with friends, playing games and diving for pennies? To make Camp Coleman a thriving provider of outdoor programming for Girl Scouts, the camp must have a pool! A grassroots funding campaign led by the Camp Coleman Caretakers fundraising chairs Sarah Edwards and Karen Carroll has been created to raise the $58,000 that it will take to revive the pool at Camp Coleman. Over $2,000 has already been raised- and we need your help!

Donate to the yard sale:
  • Make an appointment with Karen Carroll or Sarah Edwards to drop-off items for the sale at camp or to be picked up. We welcome Girl Scout memorabilia, craft supplies, furniture (please no mattresses), recreational supplies, sporting goods and camping supplies. Please, no clothes unless Girl Scout memorabilia or accessories.  
To become a committee member or donate items for the yard sale, contact Sarah Edwards or Karen Carroll