Girl Scouting: Thanks and Update
Stephen Salyards (salyards@EURIDICE.ESS.UCLA.EDU)
Tue, 16 Nov 1993 10:24:36 PST
A while back I had requested information on some fine points
about the organization of GSUSA. My strongest thanks for all those
who replied and my regrets at not recognizing you in a more timely
To give you an update, Spanish Trails Council Daisy Troop 335 is up,
running fairly smoothly, and my wife is hooked as a Girl Scout Leader.
(She's even talking about stuff in the distant future, that is years from
now and lining up co-leaders for next year to try to keep this troop
alive. She hopes to eventaully have troops at every level active at our
church). I still give her answers that begin with "Well, if it were the
Boy Scouts then it would be like this..." but she is quickly learning her
One advantage of her enthusiasm is that it will be a lot easier for me to
spend the necessary time on Boy Scouts when I really get back into it.
One program help my wife has found that may be useful for other GSUSA leaders
is a series of seminars that were given at the California Museum of Science
and Industry (Downtown LA) about science projects for Girl Scouts of varying
levels. The material and supplies they handed out is great stuff and really
geared for the kid's level. She's sharing the written material around the
Neighborhood (District for the BSA people :) ) but is carefully guarding the
science supplies for her own troop. This is a national program funded by
a National Science Foundation Grant so look for it in your area.
Again thanks for the collective GSUSA wisdom on the net.
So. Calif. Earthquake Center @ UCLA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City