Troop 802 is a group of 8 & 9th graders. We will be working towards our Silver & Gold Awards for those young ladies interested. We plan to squeeze in a lot of fun together in addition to the “work” stuff!
THE GIRL SCOUT PROGRAM GOALS FOR OUR GIRLS
Ø DEVELOPING FULL POTENTIAL: Individuality; learn about health & safety; discover new interests; learn imagine, & create; learn the power of being yourself
Ø CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY: Help & work with others, be responsible
Ø RELATING TO OTHERS: learn about others near & far; appreciate unique qualities in people; learn how to have fun with family & friends
Ø DEVELOPING VALUES: learn values to guide her actions for decision-making; learn new social skills; learn how to handle emotional situations
CONFIDENCE * CHARACTER * COURAGE
TROOP 802’S FOCUS: TEAMWORK!
Ø T = troop We use teamwork and
Ø E = eager to learn all of the things it stands for
Ø A = attitude during our meetings,
Ø M = manners on field trips,
Ø W = work at home,
Ø O = others at school, and
Ø R = respect anywhere else we go!
Ø K = kindness
TROOP 802 LEADER:
MEETINGS & COMMUNICATION:
Ø Our meetings dates/times will vary. Please watch the email announcements.
Ø The TEAMWORK concept will continue this year. Cadette’s will also have the opportunity to be an officer this year which will include more leadership skills.
Ø WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR REMINDERS, INFORMATION AND NEWSLETTERS. Email is the primary communication system for me due to time constraints. We don’t have a phone chain except in emergencies for changes or cancellations.
Ø The focus this year is letting the girls decide the year’s events & meetings and lead more with guidance from parents and me. So bare with us and watch those emails!!! If I don’t receive enough feedback, the event will be cancelled unless there is a majority voting yes. Thanks for understanding.
Ø Dues: The troop has decided to pay as your go for events. For the most part, you pay for what you want to do as long as you meet the deadline for registration.
Ø Make checks payable to GS Troop 802 . We have a checking account at PNC at 135 and Stones Crossing.
Ø Each Cadette MUST be registered with GSCI ($12) Parents must also be registered if they plan to attend meetings, assist the girls, or be a driver during the year. Dads may also join and be a Girl Scout “Do-Dad.” We would love “camping dads.”
CG GIRL SCOUT WEBSITE:
Check it out! You’ll find troop pictures and tidbits as well as basic rules/information. www.centergrovegirlscouts.com. Look under Troop 802.
You can also find “for Girls only” on the www.gsci.org website.
RSVPs, FIELD TRIPS, & PERMISSION SLIPS:
Ø YOU MUST RSVP (phone or email) &/or turn in permission slips /field trip money before or on the specified date if your Cadette is planning on attending. If I don’t hear from you, I will assume that your Cadette will NOT be present. I won’t be making phone calls so it is up to you to check out your emails and respond.
Ø PARENTS: The girls are excited about all of the events but I need confirmation from the parents that they can actually attend and will be there. Also, please plan on driving for an event at least 1x/year. Watch for deadlines for RSVP/money as well as the list of items to bring with them. I can’t do it without you! Thanks!
Ø On “TROOP ACTIVITIES,” each Cadette needs to RSVP by the deadline. However, if she responded “yes” and doesn’t attend, you will need to reimburse the Troop funds. These events will be labeled on the emails.
Ø Permission slips will be emailed to you for each field trip, please do the following:
1. Keep the top portion of the slip for the info
2. On the bottom portion, fill in the blanks with proper info.
3. Indicate a specific time frame that your Cadette must be back. You know us…we are spontaneous & go with the flow on our field trips.
BADGES / AWARDS:
The girls have chosen not to have uniforms. However, the older girls have sashes as Cadettes when we first started but you may get whatever you like should you want one. If we need to wear a uniform, you will be notified. Occasional opportunities come up as assistance for guests at the city level. Let me know if you are interested.
COOKIE SALE and/or FALL PRODUCT SALE:
Do we want to plan on selling items in the fall or cookie sales this year?????? If we don’t, we will pay for items out of pocket. I know last year the girls were interested in taking a “big trip” this year. Let me know your thoughts.
AS A NEW MEMBER:
o I do expect you to respect me as the leader and our other members
o Cell phones are welcome but will be turned off/no calls or texting during our meetings/events unless at an appropriate time for use.
THANKS FOR BEING A TEAM PLAYER IN OUR TROOP!!!
IT WILL MAKE IT FUN & MEMORABLE FOR EVERYONE!!
Please feel free to contact me any time if you have a question / suggestion / or problem and I will do the same. Please jump in to help the troop and make this year a great one!
TROOP 802– TEAMWORK: Rules for our troop
¨ Team-we are better together than along
¨ help others – share your skills in a kind way
¨ LISTEN to everyone’s opinion
¨ Make good decisions/choices by voting and don’t be upset when you don’t get your choice; you may get your choice next time.
¨ take turns & be patient, work hard together
¨ don’t hang out with the same friend all of the time – we are all special in our own ways; be a people detective
¨ clean up & leave things better than you found it
¨ “SHARE-IT” & “TRY-IT” with your friends & be happy for others; be a good sister to every Girl Scout
¨ try your best and know you did great
¨ Have fun with everything as it is what YOU make it
¨ TRY-IT – try new things – you don’t know until you try it!
¨ Ask QUESTIONS – who, what, where, when, why, & how
¨ Learn, explore, imagine, experiment, and have fun
¨ Be positive and enthusiastic- don’t moan and groan when trying new things because it is what you make it
¨ Actions speak louder than words (roll eyes, etc.)
¨ Win or lose, like or dislike, etc– you tried it, you learned from it, & it broadened your self being; it’s the journey of life – learn to make it fun!
¨ Be courageous and strong
¨ Think of the good things
¨ Take turns & be patient - You don’t always have to be first; What if everyone had to be first?
¨ Think before you speak; use a kind voice and don’t be bossy
¨ Don’t gossip or talk badly about others
¨ Use your manner words – please, thank you, excuse me, your welcome, etc.
¨ Listen to each speaker – leader, parents, members, guests, teachers, friends, acquaintances, etc.
¨ Say a friendly greeting with a smile
¨ Compliment others
¨ Introduce people to each other
¨ Use your table manners during crafts and snacks/meals
¨ Use phone manners
W is for WORK –
¨ Work together as a team; you all represent Troop 802
¨ Work to better yourself, your Troop, your family, your friends, your school, your community, your state, and your country. Make the world a better place.
¨ Volunteer – help others without being told
¨ Fulfill your commitment – if you say you are going or doing something, work on it until you are done.
¨ Use your resources wisely – don’t waste supplies
¨ Be responsible for doing what is asked of you as well as your work
¨ Treat others the way you want to be treated. Think about others, as it is not all about you and your way.
¨ Be a good friend, citizen, daughter, sister, classmate, student, etc.
¨ Help others in need
¨ Be a good listener and helper; keep secrets and don’t gossip
¨ Be friendly and smile
¨ Be honest and fair; what you do comes through louder than words (face, roll your eyes, ignore, etc.)
¨ Include those that are left out; invite them to be with you
R is for RESPECT –
¨ Respect yourself, friends, family, leaders & troop rules, teachers, and authority
¨ Respect others property – be gentle and don’t touch
¨ Be a good listener – really listen to what they’re saying, ask questions, look at them, give comments, etc.
¨ Be honest and fair
¨ Be kind to others – include others, make new friends
¨ Care and share with your friends, family and others in need
¨ Be considerate and courteous to others – Golden Rule
¨ Show acts of kindness – hold the door for someone, pick up something even though it isn’t your job, give a compliment, make a card when someone is sick, etc.