16 February 2016
Last Meeting Recap
- The girls started the meeting with an Investiture Ceremony for Ava as this is her first year in Girl Scouts. Plan to hold another one for Caroline Kelley at next meeting on 25 February.
- Completed our Cookie Activity Pin requirements.
- Completed step 2 for Cookie CEO badge. We've now completed step 2, 3 and 4.
- Completed our critiques of Encampment. Read more below.
- Designed 2 signs for cookie booths (completed one),
- FInished our meeting with Awards Ceremony. Each girl received patches, badges or both. The long awaited QSP rewards were given out, as well.
HOMEWORK for next Meeting
The girls had a blast at Encampment. We survived the frigid night temperatures and ate heartily at each meal. The jellyfish costumes were a hit (the word "Awesome" kept being used) and I think we would've won if the Seniors acting as judges weren't trying to be so careful not to hurt feelings. The costume contest required that the girls come up with a song or skit. And our girls can think on their feet. We didn't have a song or skit prepared, but Caroline Kelley (we call her CK so we don't get her confused with Caroline Marlowe, just in case you haven't been informed yet) came up with an easy song and the girls ended up leading the entire audience in a sing along. It was fantastic!!!
We spent Sunday morning at the Challenge course, on the rock climbing wall and crossing a huge log 6 feet off the ground. The girls were brave and determined, which was good to see. Some of our girls are part monkey, is the only thing I can say. We then spent the afternoon panning for gems, and at the archery range. The camp is fairly large and we covered a great deal of it walking to and from the dining hall, our campsite and the events, so by the time we were supposed to participate in our last event (knot tying) the girls were exhausted and just wanted to go back to our campsite, finish cleaning it up and relax, which we did. They showed me very good cleaning skills (sweeping, packing, picking up trash and cleaning bathroom sinks), so don't let them fool you at home.
It was a great weekend at camp and they are jazzed about going back for a short campout this Spring and then tent camping this Fall. More on both later.
QSP and other Awards
Girls must wear their GS vest at the cookie booth. Also, please provide her with water and a snack.
Next Troop Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5:30-7pm
Hyde Park Methodist Church, 500 West Platt St., Tampa, FL
Makeup for Missed Badge Requirements
Mark your Calendars
19 February - Cookies on the Go starts and Cookie Booths open
21 February - Our first Cookie Booth, Winn Dixie on Swann, 3pm - 5pm
25 February - Troop Meeting
05 March - Cookie Booth
06 March - Sweetheart Dance
10 March - Troop Meeting
13 March - Last day of Cookie sales - All money is to be turned in.
24 March - Troop Meeting
14 April - Troop Meeting
28 April - Troop Meeting
12 May - Troop Meeting
09 June - Troop Meeting
26 May - Troop Meeting