We’re over 18,000 strong—14,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 36 counties in the state of Alabama who believe girls can change the world. GSNCA provides a positive, nurturing environment for girl members ages 5 through 17 (kindergarten through grade 12) who subscribe to its ideals as stated in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Programs
Girl Scouting is committed to being the organization serving all girls. This is carried out through a variety of informal educational programs under the leadership of caring, trained volunteers and staff. Program events and camping opportunities are available year-round with enrichment opportunities offered in other countries. On average, each girl participates in approximately 85 to 100 hours of Girl Scout programs each year.
Our organization is committed to valuing diversity and keeping pace with an ever-changing world. Girl Scouting offers valuable opportunities for urban, suburban, and rural girls and adults of all income levels, religious, and ethnic backgrounds to work and play together.
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Properties
The Fehr Fowler Service Center, which serves as corporate headquarters and include the council shop, is located in the Inverness area of Birmingham just off Hwy. 280. The Council also owns and operates several camps for its membership and for community groups.
- Camp Gertrude Coleman, established in 1925, is a 140-acre site located east of Trussville on the Cahaba River in Jefferson County.
- Kanawahala Program Center (KPC), a 600-acre site with a 45-acre lake, is located in Shelby County.
- Camp Trico is a beautiful 109-acre wooded lot on the shore of Lake Guntersville.
- Camp Anderel near Rogersville is a wooded site of 187 acres nestled between Anderson Creek and the Elk River.
- Camp Tombigbee in Greene County was purchased in 2001, and has a beautiful 97-acre site.
- Camp Cottaquilla in Calhoun County. It offers beautiful hardwood forest, tall mountains, hiking trails and 3000 acres to explore.
The Council also operates service centers in Huntsville, Florence and Tuscaloosa.
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Structure
A board of directors is elected by delegates at the Council annual meeting to manage the affairs of the corporation. The Council is divided into associations (geographic areas) as policy-influencing links and to elect the delegates who serve as the voting membership at the annual meeting. A chief executive officer is hired by the board of directors to manage the operations of the Council. The CEO employs staff and appoints operational volunteers to deliver the services of the Council.
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Funding
The board of directors is responsible for leading fundraising to operate the Council. A total of 15 United Way organizations provide essential funding for the council. The Council’s annual Girl Scout Cookie Program is another major funding source for the operating and capital budgets. Annual giving, foundation and government grants, as well as program fees, provide additional income.