Woodland Daisy Troop #2501

Monday, April 24!

Daisy Troop #2501 Update!

Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you all had a super Spring Break!!!


Some newsletter/date highlights:

  • THIS Wednesday, April 26: Senior Center Event @ 5:30 p.m. (Matthews of Appleton W2613 Barney Court Appleton, Wisconsin 54915); see the event box below.
  • Sunday, May 7: Girl Scout Day at the Timber Rattle Stadium (emails have been sent regarding this event; please ask Katie if you need this resent)
  • Thursday, May 11: we will be meeting at the Apple Creek YMCA from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for an Outdoor Tour with Mr. Shane and have an end of the year pizza party! PLEASE let Jackie know ASAP if your Daisy is planning to attend this meeting!


We will be processing the sign-ups for memberships for 2017-18 very soon. If you know if your daughter will/will not (NO judgement if they opt not to continue!) be participating as a Brownie, please contact Katie.


The Kimberly Area Girl Scout Group is going to be holding a Service Area Bridging Ceremony in June or July. At this time, the event is going to be on a Sunday and will be a potluck. More details to come soon (I am on the committee so as soon as I know, I will share!).


Katie Sousek (leader)

katie.sousek@gmail.com


Jackie Kempf (co-leader)

jacks6788@aol.com

262-909-5225

2017-18 Troop 2501 Update

We've really enjoyed having your daughters in our Daisy troop this year! We hope they all been having fun, too! Here is some important information regarding our troop going forward:


BRIDGING

Our Daisy Troop will be bridging to Brownies this summer (in July, details TBD).

In order to bridge, each Daisy is required to:

  1. Meet with a Brownie to find out more about being a Brownie, see their uniform, ask questions, etc.
  2. Meet with a younger kid and tell them what it's like to be a Daisy, show their uniform and answer questions, etc.


We had two troop meetings where the girls had the opportunity to complete these requirements. If your daughter attended both, she is all set to bridge! If your daughter missed one or more parts, she will need to find a way to complete this on her own (we will need a note stating what she did and when). This is a requirement from the Girl Scouts, it's not difficult to do, but important each girl does this.


NEXT YEAR

It's already time to register the girls for next year. Because our troop is amazing and did such a great job with selling cookies this year, we have the troop funds to pay for each girl's membership! The $30 membership fee goes to the national/local council. It looks like the troop will also be able to cover each girl's Brownie book ($20)! And, at this point we do not anticipate collecting troop dues* for the girls that are continuing!!!! The only purchase required for each girl to continue would be for her own Brownie uniform (we can get into specifics of that later). *This is subject to change depending on activities we do next year though.


We do need to know soon if your daughter wants to continue and be a Brownie with the troop for the following school year. Please let Katie know ASAP so she can get everyone registered! We'd love to have the entire troop continue on as Brownies next year, but we completely understand if it doesn't work out for your family. If you opt out in 2nd grade, scouts will welcome you back again any time!


If you have any questions, please contact Katie or Jackie, we are here to help in any way we can!

Daisy Meeting Agenda

Here are all the petals/awards we earned this year - if your Daisy missed one of the meetings and you would like to work on the petal at home, please ask Jackie for the notes!


October: Celebrate Juliette Low's birthday

November: Earn the Gloria Petal

December: Earn the Gerri Petal

January: Earn the Money Counts leaf

February: Earn the Vi Petal & Going Away Party for Gili

March 4: Earn the Clover petal @ Heckrodt 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

April: Earn the Rosie Petal & Bridging Activities (sharing girl scouts with 4K girls!)

May: Earn an outdoor patch with Mr. Shane

June/July: Bridging Ceremony (Time and location TBD)

Senior Center Visit

Wednesday, April 26th, 5:30-6:30pm

W2613 Barney Court

Appleton, WI

The girls will help make the world a better place by vising with some senior residents at Matthews Senior Center. They will help the residents tie blankets which will then be given to the Humane Society.

Final Daisy Troop Meeting

Thursday, May 11th, 4:30-6:30pm

2851 East Apple Creek Road

Appleton, WI

Our May (and final Daisy troop) meeting is on Thursday, May 11, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Apple Creek YMCA.


There is a small fee for this that the troop will cover and we will also be having a pizza dinner to end our troop year so we need to get a headcount. Please let Jackie know as soon as you can if your Daisy is planning to attend this meeting. Katie and myself are available for transporting if needed.


Thank you in advance for letting me know if your Daisy is coming - we hope to see everyone there!!!


UPDATE: If any parents that are dropping off would like to stay for the event/hike, and pizza, you are welcome - just let me know so have enough food :)

Your GS Contacts

Katie Sousek

Woodland Daisy Troop Leader

katie.sousek@gmail.com


Jackie Kempf

Woodland Daisy Troop Co-Leader

jacks6788@aol.com


Sarah Kinate

Girl Scouts Community Development Coordinator

skinate@gsnwgl.org