Where are all the GS?
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Fri, 16 Sep 1994 08:57:23 -0400
Just a quick "Thank You" to all who welcomed me so warmly. There are GS
out there! Still new to listserv and not quite sure when to respond
privately, hope this has some interest to you all.
Help! I'm sorry I lost a letter I was going to respond to personally.
Someone said they would send me attachments to help with following the
scout badges. I would love to receive the cadette and senior if you
could. I will remember your name next time. I received so many warm
welcomes, please forgive me.
Jeannie Dixon-- I saved your letter and will show it to my other leaders.
We have been trying to see how to make the adjustment so that the girls
are running so much more of their activities. Some good ideas!
Anne Riddick-- Your girls are about the same age as mine (10-14). This
is the year they start really blossoming, should be entertaining to watch!
I am disappointed our girls won't have a uniform this year, because they
are changing them in 1995, we want to wait for the new ones. The girls
aren't too thrilled with the old ones.
Susan Marie Harrington-- For the girls bridging in the spring, they
planned the whole thing themselves and it turned out great. They were
tired of candle ceremonies, so they decided to retire a flag and it was
quite touching. They had refreshments and decorated, we had it outdoors.
We took them shopping in groups to by what they needed. They wanted to
cross a make-shift bridge, but that part of the planning didn't come
through (lessons learned here!) They presented each girl with a carnation,
which they had bought and wrapped in tissue paper with a fern from a
leader's garden. They had a ceremony where they did a memory log. Each
girl tied a piece of yarn around the log as they told what they would miss
about Junior scouting. The log was then taken to our summer campout and
burned at a ceremony at our bonfire. They even blew up balloons with candy
in them to give to younger siblings at the ceremony. They presented gifts
to the cookie mom, and head of our phone tree, and also the leaders. It
was quite touching. They were also presented with all their badges for
the year which was quite extensive this year. It was wonderful. The
parents were very impressed knowing the girls did this
Merry Parmely-- Keeping interest is tough. We found that joining two
troops together two years ago really helped. So much going on, activities
happen if one can or can't make it, those who can't really feel as if
they've missed out now. We are also planning a trip...for two years away
to Savannah, Georgia. Any one been there, have any suggestions? We
haven't started formal plans at all. Fund-raising will have to come first.
Rick Harned-- I agree, alot can be traded amongst the boy and girl
scouts, they are all kids right? Fighting the same battles of acceptance
and identity. Learning to develope what is inside themselves that singles
them out, and is their own strength with and without the safety of the group.
PS I have seen some women netters just as voluable as the men. I just
think there are just less women so familiar with their computers. I have
never been out of the US and would love to here some stories about the
Russian scouts and their ceremonies, songs, ideas etc.
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