Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Plan for 2015-2016

At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, the girls in our troop participated in Early Bird RegistrationI was really excited that all of our girls wanted to return for another year of Girl Scouts--our sixth year together!  We also welcomed two new girls into our blended troop, giving us six Juniors and five Brownies this year. 

As usual, we took a break from troop meetings and activities over the summer.  Three of the girls from our troop attended a Girl Scout Summer Resident Camp together.  Despite some strong storms, it sounds like they had a blast during their week at camp!

As families geared up for the return to school, I touched base with troop members.  I learned a lot had changed for some of our girls between June and August.  One family moved to a nearby town, another girl was losing interest in Girl Scouts, and many of the girls planned to participate in other extracurricular activities which placed a greater demand on their time.  Some changes needed to be made to retain our membership.  Instead of meeting twice a month as we have in the past, we are going to have one activity a month this year.  Most of these activities are going to be outings or events.  After sharing this new plan with the families, they all agreed to continue.  I'm so happy we will not be losing any of our girls this year.  

Here is a snapshot of our calendar:
  • Bake Sale at our school's Open House
  • S'mores Fest
  • Tour at Neusole Glassworks
  • Home Scientist and Inventor Badge programs for the Brownies at Drake Planetarium
  • Drawing Badge for the Juniors with Young Rembrandts
  • Family Story Badge and Art Show
  • Service Project:  Make cards and fill mason jars with candy and paper flowers for Veterans and their families at the Fisher House
  • Gardener Badge for Juniors at Civic Garden Center
  • Geology Program at the Cincinnati Nature Center
  • Service Project:  Plant garden at Fisher House
  • Bridging Ceremony 
My blog posts will consist of reviews of the programs and events we attend this year.  I think we're going to have a lot of fun!  Hope you check back with us soon.

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