Re: Girl Scout update (was Re: Junior Girl Scout update)
Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Wed, 8 Jun 1994 16:00:46 EDT
Reading about your year, reminded me that I was going to post for our troop,
but other things took precedent, and it slipped my mind. Well, I have some
time now, so here goes.
We started our year out with a campout at the Yaiewano Program Center (Moravia
NY). Our them was the environment. We worked on the Earth and Sky, and Earth
is our Home try its. The girls made a solar cooker, and cooked applesauce in
it for our dinner. We also learned about ecosystems, and what erosion is.
October brings our cookie sales, along with Juliette Low's Birthday. We held
our Investiture and Rededication ceremony in December. We also collected toys
for Migrant workers children for Christmas. January, we made bird feeders and
Bluebird nest boxes in conjunction with our work on our council's Try-it
Tales -n - Tails. In NY state Bluebirds are on the endangered list.
Our Thinking Day was a Service Unit wide event at the local HS. Our troop
choose to represent Russia. Thanks to all those on the net that made it
possible to learn about the current state of scouting and guiding in Russia.
Our girls are still trying to work out a way to send a care package to a
troop in Russia. February was also QSP (magazine) sales time, while we worked
on this year's Be a Reader patch.
In April we participated in Brownie Health and Fun Day, a program presented
by a local Cadette / Senior troop for the Brownies of our Service Unit. The
older girls did a great job. There were three activities that the girls
rotated through. One was an EFY (Especially For You) presentation on Healthy
eating. The girls got to make up their 'dream day' including what their
meals would consist of. Then discuss the things that were good for them in
their 'dream day'. In another activity the girls got to make healthy snacks.
And in the third activity the Cadettes / Seniors presented skits within the
theme of the day. All in all, the Brownies had a fun day.
In May we went on our second campout. This time to Sugar Creek (Towanda, PA).
At the campout we participated in a BEEC (Bayberry Environmental Education
Center-council run) event on Bats. Again the girls enjoyed the program.
Although they could of done without sitting in the dark listening to the
sounds of nature during the night hike. It frightened some of the younger
girls. They loved stirring up the bugs at dusk, and watching the bats swoop
to catch the bugs.
We will be ending our year June 29th with a day trip to the Misty Hollow
Program Center(Corning, NY) for another BEEC event. This time the program
will be about the pioneers. It's the horse ride, that made our girls want
Visiting our troop throughout the year was a presenter from our local SPCA,
who brought along a friend (yes, a puppy) and an EFY presenter that presented
Fun and Fitness. As well as a Junior troop that helped us with various
activities, and taught us some new games and crafts as well.
Your right... writing it down does make it seem even busier.
Oh yes, our troop completed the Superstar Troop patch for the second year in a
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City