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  • Grow Your Troop


    Grow Your Troop and Service Unit
    Help us to provide as many girls as possible with an opportunity to be a part of the amazing sisterhood that is Girl Scouts!

    Service Units
    All service units who reach 85% of their total girl goal by December 31, 2017 will receive $.25 per girl registered for use in delivery of the Girl Scout Mission within their service units.

    All service units who reach 90% of their total girl goal by December 31, 2017 will receive $ .50 per girl registered for use in delivery of the Girl Scout Mission within their service units.

    All service units who reach 100% of their total girl goal by December 31, 2017 will receive $ 1.00 per girl registered for use in delivery of the Girl Scout Mission within their service units.

    Troop Leaders
    Add a minimum of 2 new girls to your troop before December 31 and you will receive a $10.00 off coupon to be used in our Girl Scout shop.

    Girls who bring a friend to their troop, will receive a patch if the friend registers.

    *Incentives are not cumulative
    *Service Units must have turned in the 2017-2018 SU bank information and the
    2016-2017 financial report to qualify

     

  • Girl Scouts to Host West Alabama One Smart Cookie Fundraiser in December


    Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will host the West Alabama One Smart Cookie Celebration on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Drish House in Tuscaloosa. This event will raise money the organization, recognize outstanding Women of Distinction in West Alabama and showcase projects and activities by local Girl Scouts.

    From the welcome, to the Women of Distinction presentation, the entire celebration will be girl-led. Local Girl Scouts will host stations in STEM, cooking, Girl Scout traditions, crafts, community service projects and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit stations and earn “badges” for helping girls complete projects.

    “I hope community members will come out to see what smart cookies these Girl Scouts are,” said Karen Peterlin, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.

    “We are the organization creating—through our skill-building Girl Scout Leadership Experience—the female leadership pipeline. The go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders of tomorrow,” Peterlin said.

    “We’re excited to watch local Girl Scouts interact with the impressive Women of Distinction in West Alabama who serve as role models for all girls.”  

    The Women of Distinction Awards pays tribute to women who have made special contributions to their community through civic, academic or p...



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  • Get Girls Outside


    Dear troop volunteers, 

    We're giving you and your girls options ... outside options! We've added outside activities to ten badges in the Volunteer Toolkit. Research shows nature-based activities challenge girls and support their social development by encouraging them to become more self-aware and to cooperate, communicate, and solve problems more effectively.

    Join us for a free webinar highlighting all the recent Volunteer Toolkit updates, including the multi-age troop function, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7-8 p.m. Register now. Questions? Contact Sandy Sultz.

    New Get Girls Outside! Badge Activity Options:

    • 2 Daisy Petals: Lupe, Clover
    • 4 Brownie Badges: First Aid, Snacks, Making Games, Senses 
    • 4 Junior Badges: First Aid, Simple Meals, Staying Fit, Detective

    Please click on the new Get Girls Outside! banner at the top of the Year Plan and Meeting Plan tabs on the VTK-----both tabs are filled with details on the new Get Girls Outside! features and how to access them. 

    Nature-based activities often place girls in new physical, psychological, and social situations that motivate curiosity and foster a sense of discovery, so Get Girls Outside! 

    VTK Bug Fixes Addressed in our Recent Maintenance Deployment: 

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  • A Letter From the CEO: Girl Scouts Is the Girl Leadership Expert


    Dear Membership: 

    You may have heard that yesterday the Boy Scouts of America's board of directors voted to begin recruiting girls into their program. Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) is more committed than ever before to ensuring that girls take their rightful place as leaders in their communities, their country and the world.

    Girl Scouting's more than 100-year legacy of research, experience and results prove the success of our focus exclusively on girls. Our approach to developing a pipeline of strong, confident girls and women with amazing leadership skills originates from our expertise knowing the unique needs of girls and understanding the gender gaps that still exist in nearly every facet of business and society. 

    GSNCA affirms with confidence that it will remain, as ever, committed to the unique needs of girls. Amazing opportunities are available for girls through our program. Girls challenge themselves in high adventure outdoor activities, compete in robotics tournaments, and earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award that make a profound and lasting impact locally and internationally.

    We urge our Girl Scout members, alumnae, volunteers, and supporters to speak up on behalf of our exceptional experiences for girls. For too long, we have been reserved in our approach to tal...



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  • Leave your legacy with a personalized brick


    Help Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama pave the way for tomorrow's leaders! By purchasing a brick, you can honor a Girl Scout, volunteer, or any loved one.  Your commemorative bricks can be placed at your choice of location: Camp Coleman, Camp Cottaquilla, Kanawahala Program Center, or Camp Trico. This memory lasts a lifetime. Proceeds from the bricks will be used to fund future maintenance and equipment needs for camps and service centers.

    All bricks purchased before September 15, 2017 will be laid at a brick-laying ceremony at a Founder’s Day event on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

    Click here to order your brick today!

    Here’s your chance to:

    • Honor a Gold Awardee

    • Recognize an active or retired troop leader

    • Memorialize a deceased leader or friend

    • Honor your service unit or troop

    • Recognize a top cookie seller

    • Celebrate a new graduate

    • Honor a loved one

    • Recognize a corporate sponsor

    • Or just buy a brick for yourself

     

    4” X 8” Tan Brick Text Only or with Clip Art $100 or $115 8” X 8” Tan Brick...


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  • New Journeys and Badges


    New Journeys are adding on to the choices that girls and volunteers already have. Every Journey (whether new or old) is topic-specific, includes hands-on activities, and incorporates Discover, Connect and a Take Action project. Depending upon the content, some Journeys are shorter and some are longer, but they have been made simpler to use and easier to deliver. There will be no physical books for the new Journeys. 

    OUTDOOR JOURNEY
    Anchored by the Troop Camping badge, this new Journey will deepen girls' outdoor skills through badges that lead to a Take Action project and inspire girls to take an interest in environmental stewardship.
     
    STEM JOURNEYS
    Engineering | Think Like an Engineer: Girls learn how to think like a designer by participating in hands-on design challenges and completing a Take Action project.
    Computer Science | Think Like a Programmer Girls participate in interactive computational-thinking activities to learn how programmers solve problems. Girls also complete a Take Action project

    Outdoor STEM | Think Like a Citizen Scientist: Girls learn the scientific method by undertaking a citizen science project that involves making observations, collecting data, and working with scientists to receive feedback on research and findings. Girls also complete a Take Action project.   BADGES Engineering | Robotics: Girls design their own robot...



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  • Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Selects 2017 Central Alabama Women of Distinction


    BIRMINGHAM, AL. – February 16, 2017 – Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will hold its annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:30 a.m. at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham. This luncheon will recognize outstanding women representing Central Alabama.

    The Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon pays tribute to women who have made special contributions to their community through civic, academic or professional involvement and are exemplary role models for today’s girls.   

    Stephanie Hill Alexander, Lincoln –  Manager of Community Relations and Charitable Giving Program of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama will receive the Frances E. Couch Lifetime Achievement Award 

    Susan Brouillette, Birmingham – Chief Executive Officer of Alacare Home Health and Hospice will receive the Mildred Bill Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award

    Madeleine Hill, Tuscaloosa – Community Activist, will receive the Karen LaMoreaux Bryan Lifetime Achievement Award 

    Lifetime Achievement Awards honor the memory of beloved civic leaders whose contributions had far-reaching impact in their communities. These awards are given annually to women who have prior affiliations with Girl Scouting and have made lifelong contributions to their communities by distinguishing herself through professional, community or humanitarian effort...



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  • Welcome to the new website!


    Welcome to our shiny, new website! We hope you like it! Let’s give you a little tour. Here are the top five things you need to know:

    1. This new website is part of our Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI) which is a fancy way if saying that we’re making big changes to improve the Girl Scout experience for all of our members and friends. 

    2. Need a Troop Overnight Trip Form or want to look at Safety Activity Checkpoints? Head to the “Forms & Resources” page.  You can enter a search term in the search box, or search by category by clicking on “options.” You’ll also see a list of top 10 forms so you can easily access some of the most popular ones.

    3. We have a snazzy new calendar that you’re going to love! Just click on “Events & Activities” and then “Events Calendar” to see all upcoming events in calendar format.  When you click on an event, a bubble will pop up with more information about that event. Click on the title in the bubble, and you will be taken to a page with details and a registration link.

    4. You can also view events in list form, by clicking on “Events” and then “Events List,” From there, you can filter by category and program level. For example, if you wanted to find Gold Award Workshop sessions for your tenth-grader, you could filter the category to “Girl Awards” and program level to “Seniors.”

    5. The best is yet to come—we’ll be adding some fabulous resources like our Volunteer Toolkit in the upcomin...



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  • Volunteer Invite a Friend


    Invite a friend to volunteer with Girl Scouts and get $50 to shop ’til you drop at our online store. Your friend gets a gift, too!

    It’s no surprise that 96 percent of girls have tried at least one new thing as a Girl Scout, right?

    As a Girl Scout volunteer, you introduce girls to fun, new, and unique experiences every day, and help them find their spark as they prepare to practice a lifetime of leadership. You’re their biggest fan, their guiding star, and their hero, and we need more amazing mentors just like you to impact even more girls’ lives.

    This November, invite a friend to start a new Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior troop, and everyone wins!

    Plus, when you double the friends, you double your prize—$100 for you and a Volunteer Resource Pack (a $50 value) for each friend. Awesome!

    Check out more at www.girlscoutsnca.org/inviteafriend.
    Offer ends December 15, 2016.

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