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G . I. R.L.  Troop Spotlight  - - Innovators from 9327

Along with other outdoors and STEM badges for Cadettes that GSUSA just released, there is also a Council's Own Cadettes badge about the ocean. So, if you are headed to the Gulf Coast this summer, you should check it out! The requirements are available on online, and you can order it from our council shop.

The older girls in Troop 9327 developed the badge as part of earning their Service to Girl Scouting pin. We discovered that states with coasts, like Georgia, had Council's Own badges about marine life when we went on the council trip to Savannah years ago, so we decided that GSSA needed one, too. We enjoyed researching, writing, and then trying the requirements. We hope you enjoy earning it too!

Submitted by: Press Representative Claire Harden
Girl Leadership Programs  --  Press Reps and Girl Advisory Board (GAB)

Press Representatives
Are you an outgoing person who would like to inform others about why Girl Scouting is important to you? Then  submit your application to be a Girl Scout Press Rep! Girl Scout Press Reps can be girls or adults, who enjoy public  speaking or writing and would like to represent the council. Press Rep activities vary; they may include writing articles,  public speaking, TV/radio interviews, emceeing an event, and more. For questions or to receive an application, please email Meghan Cochrane, Director of Marketing and Communications, at mcochrane@girlscoutssa.org.

Girl Advisory Board
Our (new!) Girl Advisory Board (GAB) was established to give guidance to the GSSA leadership on
issues facing girls today. The input and advice that is provided to senior leadership and shared with the Board of Directors ultimately sets the direction for Girl Scouting in our jurisdiction. GAB is a cooperative learning team and is a safe place where girls can share their thoughts about what girls need and want, as well as their ideas on how Girl Scouts can be the program of choice for girls today. GAB will also help plan and facilitate council events, and serve as role models for younger girls.

We are also looking for GAB advisors, who are adults between the ages of 18-29, who are willing to travel, and want to work with Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Advisors will provide support and guidance to GAB members during the year and will attend all GAB meetings. 

Applications need to be submitted to Meghan Cochrane,  mcochrane@girlscoutssa.org , by August 10. 
Summer Office Hours  --  Reminder

Both council offices (including the retail shop) will move to summer hours of 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the following dates:

Friday, July 21
Friday, July 28
Friday, August 4

We will resume regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on August 7! Don't forget that t he online shop stays open 24/7! 
Shop Promos  --  Free Bag when Building a Starter Kit


Starter Kits are great for new and bridging Girl Scouts! Each Kit comes with the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, an Insignia Tab, the American Flag Patch, the World Trefoil Pin, and the Membership Pin. Select your Official Uniform Item, Journey Book, Troop Numerals, Council Identification Set, and your choice of a free pink or black bag! Check it out in the online shop!
Adult Event Only  --  Cookie and Wine Pairing

Come out to TASTE in Montgomery to help us kick off the Manicures, Massages, and Merriment (M3) event!  Tickets are ONLY $10 and space is limited! During the Cookie and Wine Pairing event at TASTE, GSSA will be offering M3 tickets at a discounted rate of 2 for $60! We would like to thank TASTE for their partnership and for supporting our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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