Girl Scouts

Explore the Girl Scout Difference...

Girl Scouts offers the best leadership development experience for girls in the world.

Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership—from taking a night-time hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow.

Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that help girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world.

Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scouts is a place where she’ll practice different skills, explore her potential, take on leadership positions—and even feel allowed to fail, dust herself off, get up, and try again.

Ever wanted to go “camping out”, but with all this COVID, we cannot go out... but we can go “camping in”! We’ll meet on Zoom, talk about Girl Scouts, learn about some fascinating constellations in our December sky, do a little arts and crafts, sing some campfire songs, and more!

Email Meri Weiss, Troop Leader, meri1776@verizon.net for complete details and zoom link. You don’t want to miss this!!!

Our Program

Daisy (AEA Gan to 1st Grade)
Meets Monday Afternoons (3:00pm to 4:00pm)
First Meeting - December 7

Daisy Scouts will be earning their daisy petals – this program uses the Girl Scout Promise and Law to teach social-emotional skills such as cooperation, helpfulness, safety, and compassion.  Each petal is introduced with a story about the GS Flower Friends, and then has activities that reinforce the value being learned.

In addition to earning their Daisy patches, Daisy Scouts will earn their My Faith My Promise pin (matching the GS promise to Jewish values); participate in cookie entrepreneur activities; earn their Safety badge; learn introductory outdoors skills; and participate in World Thinking Day, which links Girl Scouts across the globe.

 

Brownies/Juniors (AEA 2nd to 5th Grades)
Meets Monday Afternoons (4:00pm to 5:00pm)
First Meeting - December 7

Brownie and Junior Scouts get to choose which badges they would like to earn during the year.  Options will be presented at our first meeting.

In addition to the activities chosen by the girls, they will be earning their Safety and First Aid badges; earning the My Faith My Promise pin (matching the GS promise to Jewish values); participating in cookie entrepreneur activities; learning outdoor skills and Girl Scout traditions; and participating in World Thinking Day, which links Girl Scouts across the globe.

 

Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors (6th to 12th Grades)
Meets Sunday Afternoons
First Meeting - TBD

Our older Scouts will be participating in a specially designed virtual program called “Prepared for Life”.

This program teaches life skills that are not usually covered in the school classroom, such as cooking basics, moving out on your own, car care, personal safety and emergency preparedness, finances and taxes, household chores, personal and women’s health, getting a job, applying to college, civic life, media savvy, and other skills.

Older Scouts will also have the opportunity to participate in whole troop activities like Encampment and cookie sales.

 

Calendar At-A-Glance

December 5 – Camp In Event
6 – C/S/A First Meeting
7 – D & B/J First Meetings
13 – C/S/A Meeting
14 – D & B/J Meetings
20 – C/S/A Meeting
21 – D & B/J Meetings
January 10 – Cookie Kickoff/C/S/A Meeting
11 - D & B/J Meetings
15/16/17/18 – MLK Weekend Event TBD
24 – Tu B’Shevat Event
25 – D & B/J Meeting
31 – C/S/A Meeting
February 1 - D & B/J Meetings
7 – C/S/A Meeting
8 – D & B/J Meetings
21 – C/S/A Meeting
22 – World Thinking Day/D & B/J Meetings
28 – Purim Event TBD
March 1 – D & B/J Meetings
7 - C/S/A Meeting
8 – D & B/J Meetings
12 – Founder’s Day/Girl Scout Shabbat
14 – C/S/A Meeting
15 – D & B/J Meetings
21 – C/S/A Meeting
22 – D & B/J Meetings
April 11 – C/S/A Meeting
12 – D & B/J Meetings
18 – C/S/A Meeting
19 – D & B/J Meetings
23/24/25 – Encampment Weekend*
(plans are still in-flux due to the pandemic)

May 2 – C/S/A Meeting
3 – D & B/J Meetings
9 – C/S/A Meeting
10 – D & B/J Meetings
23 – Summer Fun – Volunteer & Parent Appreciation Day/C/S/A Last Meeting
24 – D & B/J Last Meetings
June 6 – Closing Ceremony

Odds and Ends

Registration cost is $30 to GSCB (once registration system reopens).  For this year, we will ask for money to cover events and supplies as needed. 

Uniforms – The Girl Scout uniform is an age level tunic/vest/sash with a white shirt and khaki bottoms.  Council sells other uniform items, but they are not required.  While we are virtual, we will not be having any events that require a uniform to be worn, however, girls may enjoy being in uniform for virtual meetings… also, having a tunic/vest/sash makes it less likely you will lose pins and patches.  Our troop receives a discount when ordering as a group, so we will have an opportunity to order uniform items together.

You can view uniform options online at the Girl Scout Shop: www.girlscoutshop.com

You can view diagrams of where to place insignia on uniforms here: http://catalog.girlscoutshop.com/uniform-brochure/page/1

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