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Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama look to start local troop

Published 10:47am Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama are gearing up for recruitment drives for the new school year.
Karlyn Edmonds, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama council chief operation officer, said recruitment will soon begin in Tallapoosa County.
“We have a part-time person who will be working in Tallapoosa County, so she should be out and about soon,” Edmonds said. “We will be getting our troop started up there shortly.”
The fee to join the GSSA is $15.
The GSSA covers a 30-county area that includes Tallapoosa, Coosa and Elmore counties.
Edmonds said the organization is for school-age girls.
“We want parents to know that our programming serves all girls from kindergarten through 12th grade,” Edmonds said. “We provide leadership development programs. Girl Scouts is all about leadership, so all of the activities we do link back to that.”
Edmonds said the focus of the GSSA is making girls good citizens and preparing them for the future ahead of them.
This year, troops will have various activities around the area.
“By joining Girl Scouts, they can be a part of a troop. Traditional troops are what people think of with Girl Scouting, but we also have a lot of activities,” Edmonds said. “The girls have an opportunity to travel to lots of different places and do things like spending the night on the USS Alabama in Mobile, a special day focusing on science and technology at Auburn University or a trip to our beautiful Camp Kiwanis, which is right on Lake Martin.”
Edmonds said the GSSA will soon provide information on local troops through area schools around the second week of school.
For more information call 1-800-239-6636 and ask for Director of Membership Jennifer Thrash.