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Solar Eclipse  -- Get Free Glasses to Celebrate

Girl Scouts, grab your safety glasses and your viewing maps and get ready to get eclipsed! On August 21, we will have a rare opportunity to witness a  solar eclipse . A solar eclipse is when the moon gets in the way of the sun's path, making it dark in the middle of the day. The total eclipse will cross the entire country, giving Girl Scouts from all over the opportunity to take a look- something that hasn't happened since 1918! 

The solar eclipse is the perfect way to get together with your fellow Girl Scouts to explore our solar system and witness a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence!  Come by either GSSA office in Montgomery or Mobile to get your FREE pair of solar eclipse glasses or pay $5 to get them shipped right to you! 

Also, we will have Eclipse Activity boxes available to check out! The Eclipse Box and the guide  supports activities for learning about the Sun, light, our solar system, and eclipses. They draw upon hands-on, safe activities suitable for girls, as well as adults. While these activities are designed to help girls prepare for the total eclipse of the sun in 2017, they can be used beyond the eclipse as part of your Girl Scout programs. 

Questions about how to obtain free solar eclipse glasses or to check out the activity box, please contact Jeannie Napper at jnapper@girlscoutssa.org. 
New!  --  Badge and Journeys

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA),  the BEST leadership development organization for girls, is offering Girl Scouts even more opportunities to learn skills and prepare them to empower themselves with the experiences they need to succeed in life. 

GSUSA introduced 23 new badges in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and the outdoors- our largest programming rollout in almost a decade!Girl Scouts will be able to design robots and racecars, go on environmentally conscious camping trips, create algorithms, collect data in the great outdoors, try their hand at engineering, and so much more. And the best part?  These new badges are girl-tested and girl-approved!   Learn more >>
 
Adult Event Only  --  Manicures, Massages, and Merriment 


Join us at Arrowhead Country Club in Montgomery on August 18 at 5:30 p.m. for a fun and relaxing evening! This even will feature pampering, savory appetizers, exciting silent auction items, and specialty cocktails inspired by Girl Scout Cookies.

Local bartenders will create their best Girl Scout Cookie inspired cocktail and cookie pairing. A panel of judges will chose the "Best in Show" Award winner, and guests will vote for the People's Choice Award winner. More >>
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? If so,  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 GSSA's 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 have summer hours of 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the following dates:

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! 
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