Junior Girl Scout update
Sara Crawley (USERLG2B@UMICHUM.BITNET)
Wed, 8 Jun 1994 15:21:18 EDT
A couple of weeks ago someone (Gloria I think) asked for updates on what
Girl Scout troops had been up to this year. It was a busy one for my troop.
The year started with an Investiture and Rededication. We went to
Core Camp last October. There was a Native American theme. All the plans
for the camp had been done by a Senior for her Gold Award project. We
celebrated JGL's birthday with the Brownies and Daisies at our school. Our
first badge was Aerospace badge. Activites for that included a trip to the
Jackson Space Museum.
We played Putt Putt golf in November and started working on the Theater
badge. We performed "Runaway Star", a play where Polaris wants to become a
planet, in January. In December we helped at a local museum. They need a
troop to decorate trees for the holidays. We made paper doll type cutout
streamers in farm animal shapes and strung popcorn and cranberries.
January was cookie time and February brought our winter campout (we worked
on the Making Decisions badge) and Thinking Day (another Cluster event). In
March we celebrated the GS birthday with a troop at a school for kids with
disabilities. The girls loved it and we're hoping to return this summer. We
also worked on a council patch called From Fences to Bridges that focuses on
This year the girls chose the Right to Read contemporary issues patch.
They wrote a magazine about animals, surveyed people about their reading
habits and read stories to some preschoolers at a homeless shelter. In
April we visited Greenfield Village, a local historical museum spread over a
few acres with working farm houses, trades people's shops, etc. We also
began working on Toymaker and Finding Your Way. The annual Ann Arbor
Clean-up was in May. We ended the year with a service unit wide Bridging
Ceremony where our troop did the opening flag ceremony and a spring campout
where the weather was beautiful but the mosiquitos were murder.
Wow. Writing it all down makes it seem like an even busier year.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City