Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fundraiser: Yard Sale on October 15th

On October 15th, starting at 7 AM, we will be holding a yard sale and bake sale at Wendy's house to raise funds for future events that the girls want to participate in. 100% of the funds will be put towards troop expenses.

We will be accepting any donations for the sale at the October 4th meeting. If you forget, or if you find other things you wish to donate for us to sell, you can also contact Wendy or Marissa to schedule a pickup. Baked items should be dropped off (hopefully with your daughter!) the morning of the sale. Anything is welcome!

The girls will be running the show, so be sure to consider dropping them by to man the cash box or the bake sale table for a few hours. Contact Wendy or Marissa if you have any questions or if you want to help and need some assistance.

Let's make this a great kickoff to the new year!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Our Next Meeting: October 4th

Join us for our next regular meeting at the church on October 4th at 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

We will be working on choosing one of the three Junior Journeys to work on this year. There are three to choose from:

o   Agent of Change – This journey focuses on how to be the change in the world that the girls want to see. Heavy community based learning led by Dez the fashionista spider helps girls see women in history who have created substantial changes that have ‘snowballed’ to become something much bigger than themselves.
o   Get Moving – This journey focuses on the environment and how we can conserve energy while meeting ‘energizing’ women throughout the community who have used innovation and imagination to tackle some of today’s most complex problems. Heavy concentration in energy/power conservation, efficiency, and innovation.
o   aMuse – This journey focuses on the arts; namely media literacy and appropriate expression of creativity. Throughout the completion of this journey, girls will engage in various different ‘arts’ including performing, visual, culinary, music, and media with the goal of ‘telling their story’ and helping to make the world a better place by exploring some of the roles that are available to them in the world today.

The girls will be choosing the one that they want to accomplish as they work towards the completion of their Bronze Award during their two years as Junior Girl Scouts.

We will also be working on getting things ready for our yard sale, which will be held on October 15th starting at 7 AM.

Stay tuned right here for more news!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Parents Meeting

Thanks to all of the parents that were able to make it to the parent's meeting today. We discussed a number of things, including events and fundraisers, the journey program, and how to help the girls become a cohesive group that will work together as they take ownership of their troop.

We also added a few things to the calendar, which will be reflected in the calendar on the sidebar of this page.

A big thanks to Joan Sloyan for allowing us to use the clubhouse for the meeting! (And for the cookies!)

Remember, if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to ask!