Troop 2205

May 05, 2016

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Last Meeting Recap

Thank you all for coming to our Investiture ceremony and Court of Awards. Your daughters appreciate you being there when they get bragged on. I can't believe that this Scouting year is almost over - just 3 more meetings and a field trip to go.

Just to clarify where those awards go on your daughter's vest or sash. Everything in the spider's left legs go on the front of the vest/sash. Please see the below website (scroll down to the green Junior picture) to see what goes on the right side of the vest, and what goes on the left side. Everything in the spider's right legs go on the back. The badges for the front should all be iron on, the one's for the back, need to be sewn on or use the Badge Magic. Call if you have any questions.


Home Energy Audit - due next meeting

Most of the girls have completed this, but some of the girls still need to finish. As part of the Investigate energy portion of their Get Moving Journey, the girls must complete an energy audit.

Using the information in their Get Moving books, pages 61 -75 (it's mostly pictures and worksheets), help your daughter with an audit of your home. They are to record the good energy findings and the energy wasters on separate pages of their energy Journal (second set of 3 white pages in their journals). The third page is to complete the building bio portion of the audit (see page 74).

We would like to have this finished at the next meeting. Thank you.

Daily Happiness Record

Again, about half of the girls have this completed. We would really like to get the other half through this portion at the next meeting.

This year's World Thinking Day theme is "Connect". In order for the girls to be able to make a difference in other's lives, they need to understand what makes them happy and confident. So to accomplish this, they are to connect with themselves by recording 3 things that made them happy each day for 5 days. They can either write them down or draw pictures. These are to be recorded in the 3rd section of their Journal (5 white pages section).

Our Next Troop Meeting

Thursday, May 12th, 5:30-7pm

Hyde Park Methodist Church, 500 Platt St., Tampa FL 33606

We'll be starting the First Aid badge. Please see the information below in events for more details.

Door code is 7281*. Please have your daughter there by 5:30 as we'll be starting promptly at 5:30. This ensures that we can finish on time.

Dues will be collected at this meeting. $1.00 per meeting or $2.00 per month. Please text Mary Alice to check your balance.

Thank you everyone for signing up for snacks. All the slots are now filled. I'll leave the link up here in case you need to check any of the information.

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Mark Your Calendars

12 May - Troop Meeting- start First Aid badge

26 May - Troop Meeting

04 June - Horseback Riding

09 June - Troop Meeting

Items or Events on the Horizon

First Aid Badge

All right- on to our next badge! You should have received a separate email from sign-up genius asking you to sign up for one (or more, if you'd like) items to go into a Troop First Aid kit that we can use when we go on outdoor adventures. To get credit for step 3 of this badge, each girl must bring in something from the list. We'll start this badge at next Thursday's meeting.

Safety Pin

As part of completing our First Aid badge, we are going to incorporate one of the requirements for the Safety Badge/Pin. We will be completing this badge in multiple sections as the steps can be incorporated into another badge/event. We will not completely finish this badge until after our Camp Out in the Fall. The girls need to learn about common injuries for children. Plan is to cover what these injuries are, ways to prevent them and the basic first aid for treating them.

Horseback Riding

This will need to be done on a weekend, June 4 is the lucky day. We'll be going to R & R Ranch in Lithia for this event. The girls who went horseback riding with the Troop as first year Brownies will remember this place. They have a complete program for the girls to get their Horseback Riding badge and the cost is very cheap at $25/girl. The other stables wanted $40-$50. An evite will be going out for this soon.

Early BIrd Registration

Early Bird registration started 15 April and runs through 30 June. Our Council highly recommends that the girls' renewals be made by the Troop. We haven't done this in the past mostly because we haven't had the funds and secondly, we didn't know who would be committed to returning the following year. We now have the funds to do this; however, when we discussed the idea with the girls, they were a little ambivalent about making this decision, mostly because they weren't sure if they would be back next year. So, we'll discuss some more (decision doesn't have to be made until the end of this school year).

Bronze Award

At our last meeting, the majority of the girls decided that they'd like to pursue the Bronze Award. We will complete this next year, so Sydney and I will look into the necessary training this summer. We'll discuss this more at our parent meeting in August after school starts. Meanwhile, if you can talk to your daughter about ideas she may have about a service project that contributes to our community in some way.