Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thanks to all of you who were able to attend today's festivities and to all of you who helped out! We had a successful ceremony/party. We had our investiture ceremony where the girls received their pins and they also received what badges they had earned so far. We also decorated pumpkins and busted a pumpkin pinata! We also spent some time talking about Juliett Low and her bringing Girl Scouts to the US and how her nickname was "Daisy"--sound familiar! We had a birthday cake in her memory and sang happy birthday to her. The girls played and sang karoke and a good time was had by all! We are sad we didn't get to see the girls who weren't able to make it, but we will see all of you at our meeting Monday (both Daisy's and Brownies). Don't forget to bring a note to school giving you permission to stay after for the meeting!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Because of no school today our Daisy meeting wasn't able to meet.
But I do want to remind everyone that we are still having our party on Saturday. I hope all the girls are able to attend. We will be having our pining ceremony, then celebrating our American Girl Scout founders birthday, Julliette Low, then we will end with some good ol' fashioned Halloween fun! Don't worry about bringing anything, just your girls and yourself if you are able. It begins at 2PM at my house. If you are unsure where I am at, please call me and I will help out! Don't ever hesitate to call me about anything big or small. See you all Saturday!
We had a great time at the zoo!! It was pretty chilly in the morning, but we kept warm by walking. We saw lots of different animals and talked about where they lived and things they ate. The girls did so good and seemed to really enjoy themselves. Thanks to all who went, or helped out. Thank you for letting me be with your daughters on this day! What a treasure! I hope your girls enjoyed themselves and learned something!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I am going to use some of the fall product money to buy the girls their sash/vest (whichever they decide on). If they aleady have their sash/vest then I will let them choose another piece of the uniform that equals the cost of the sash/vest. I hope to have these by Thanksgiving. That should give everyone time to get their numbers, pins, etc on them before the Christmas parade. We are going to do a float for the parade, and I want all the girls to have their sash/vest to wear during the parade. It will be great fun!!! I will be talking with you and the girls more about this over the next month. Some of you had been asking about uniforms, so I wanted to let you know what was in the woodworks. I will have the girls decide on what they want (sash vs. vest) at the next meeting and I will let you know what they decided on!
Good morning!! Our Brownie meeting yesterday went really well! I have such fun with the girls! We did activities that will help in working towards two different Try-its. The Eco-awareness and animal patch. For the girls going on the zoo trip, they will complete the activities needed to obtain these two Try-Its. For the girls unable to attend the zoo, they can do a short activity at home to complete their tasks. I will let these girls know what they need to do in order to finish up for their patches. Ask your girls what we talked about at the meeting. To give you a heads up so you can prompt them if they have forgotten: we thought of an animal and talked about what "habitats" were and had the girls draw a picture of that animals habitat, we alo did an animal movement charade. Hope the girls had fun and have learned a bit about animals and how they live, move and act.
Monday, October 19, 2009
A few tidbits:
Great job selling the Fall Product! Be very proud of yourselves and your girls! I don’t have final totals, but everyone has done wonderful!!!
The zoo trip is coming fast! We will be meeting at a new time, we are now meeting at 6:15 AM. I know this is early, but it opens at 9am and I want to get there close to opening and get back to Grayson by dark. Make sure you bring jackets/raincoats and umbrellas just in case!! Also, I am going to have several coolers in my van for holding drinks and snacks for the girls. You might want to bring a favorite drink or snack for you daughter to have or share. I will try to have some waters in the cooler to drink. If you want your daughter to have extra money—put it in a baggie with their name on it and the amount in there and I will keep it in my bag if you want. Remember, if you are driving any child that is not your own, you need to be a registered adult with Girl Scouts in order for the insurance to cover them on the ride up and back. See me if you want to register as an adult ($12).
See separate flyer for information on the get together on Halloween.
If you have not given me your child’s registration papers or money, I need them ASAP. If you have not paid dues yet come see me when you get the chance. If you signed up to pay snack and just let me bring it, come see me or contact me and I will let you know how much. For those of you who opted to bring snack to meeting, I will be putting your name on a meeting date on future calendars to cover that meeting for snack.
VERY IMPORTANT!! EVERYONE HAS TO SIGN A PERMISSION SLIP BEFORE THEIR CHILD CAN GO TO THE ZOO. I WILL HAVE THEM AT THE MEETING AND ALSO THE MORNING OF THE TRIP SO YOU CAN SIGN. NO CHILD CAN GO UNLESS ONE IS SIGNED AND GIVEN TO ME!
Lastly, I have a blog site on the internet set up to help keep everyone informed of the goings on of the troops. The website is: heritagegirlpower.blogspot.com
If you have trouble accessing it, let me know! I will be adding more to it over the next little bit, hope it is helpful!
Thanks for all you do!!
Becky Copeland (475-9425, 831-3479, firstname.lastname@example.org)
OCTOBER 31ST 2:00-????at Becky Copeland's house
On the date above we will be celebrating several things: our investure/rededication ceremony, Juliette Lows Birthday, and Halloween! We will begin with our ceremony where the girls will receive their girl scout pins, then we will have a birthday party for Juliette Low (one of Girl Scout's founders in the US) and then end with some fun activities for Halloween. All you need to do is show up with your daughter! The girls are encouraged to wear or bring their Halloween outfits. I hope to see everyone there! Please let me know if your daughter (and you) plan on attending so I will have an idea on how many to expect. Here are directions to my home. Coming the Willard way: Take Route 1 through Willard and turn Right on 486, Turn Right on 1122. Go to the top of the second hill and turn Left onto gravel driveway called Pennington Lane. Go one mile to the end of the gravel driveway and end at a brick house with green tin roof and wood playset out front of house. Hope to see everyone!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Welcome to our website! I am soooo excited to be the troop leader to these troops! My hope is for the girls in this troop to learn how to be strong and courageous women, to take pride in their own thoughts and ideas, to be able to stand firm in their beliefs, to be truthful and honest citizens, to treat others with respect and kindness and to overall have FUN!!! Our meetings are a mixture of learning what it means to be a Girl Scout and to learn new ways of thinking and to figure out what interests each girl. We will take our journey together and learn to be a team and sisters to each other. During this year, we will take trips together, have overnights, do projects to earn Try-its and Petals, have ceremonies to show our accomplishments and lift each other up in spirit. This website will keep everyone informed as to what is coming up on our schedule and also, keep everyone aware of what Badges we are currently working toward. I will try to keep up with posting schedules, events and brief summaries of our meetings or accomplishments. I hope everyone enjoys this and finds it to be helpful. I am open to any suggestions on how to make it better, so comment away! Thanks! Becky Copeland