Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is looking for Volunteers! | News
MOBILE, Alabama, -- September 28, 2012 -- Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is recruiting girls between the ages of 5-17 and adult volunteers throughout the 30 counties served by the organization during this annual recruitment drive. Girl Scouts offers young women the opportunity to build lasting leadership skills and friendships in a fun, educational environment. Each year Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama serves over 9,500 girls and more than 3,500 adult volunteers through programs and events designed to accomplish their mission of “Building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.” STEM programs keep girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math curriculums while girl-led programming provides an environment for them to take leadership roles.
While joining a troop is the most common option for participation, there are other ways for girls to become and participate as a Girl Scout. Individual girls may join as a Juliette, which provides more flexibility for girls and parents with active schedules. While allowing them to take part in the many activities provided by GSSA including camp, STEM programs, trips, product sales and more they can work toward earning badges and other goal-oriented programming at their own pace.
Adult volunteers are also a vital part of Girl Scouts with the most recognizable being a troop leader. Each year, many girls looking for the traditional troop experience miss out due to a lack of adult volunteers. Whether someone has a little or a lot of time to give, every attempt is made to meet the availability and interests of the volunteer with commitments of little as one or two events a year to something more long term.
For more information on joining Girl Scouts or to find a nearby recruitment event, visit www.girlscoutssa.org or call 1-800-239-6636.
About Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama serves more than 9,500 girls, ages 5-17 and 3,000 volunteers across 30 counties. Programs focused on financial literacy, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and leadership development help girls contribute to their families, communities and the nation’s workforce and leadership today and in the future. Diversity is a core value of Girl Scouts, and in addition to ongoing troops, w are committed to serving girls who face sometimes overwhelming obstacles through our outreach programs. For more information on becoming a member, volunteering or other ways you can help, call 800-239-6636 or visit
Information Source: Girl Scouts of South Alabama