Troop 4738

Brownie Troop Details 2008 - 2009

Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Girl Scouting has always been about leadership. In the new Girl Scout Leadership Experience, the focus of Girl Scout activities are to discover, connect and take action. The short-term outcomes are to have the girls gain specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and values in Girl Scouting. The long-term outcome is for the girls to lead with courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. It is our goal as Brownie Leaders, to help our girls achieve these outcomes.

Meetings

Same as before, our regular troop meetings will be meet twice per month, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, from 3 PM – 4:30 PM.  We will meet at Sylvia’s home. There are a couple of field trips where we will use the car line at school to pick up the girls. See the troop calendar for exact dates.

On the days we have a Brownie meeting, please send a note to school with your daughter to tell the teacher that your daughter will ride the bus home with Sarah. Please let us know if your child is sick or otherwise not able to attend a meeting so we know not to expect her off the bus that day.

We have a Brownie scout with severe peanut allergies, so we will provide the snack and drinks for the girls. Food & drinks will be served first, so that the girls are not starving during our meeting. We will give the girls enough time to get settled in, get a snack and use the bathroom. We expect the meeting to officially come to order by 3:15 PM.

Keep up to date with what's going on in our troop with our Brownie Blog  page.

The Girl Scouts drop box is out on Sylvia’s front porch again, so please feel free to use it.

Try-It On Your Own The girls are always welcome and encouraged to complete the requirements for Try-It badges outside of our girl scout meetings. Use the Try-It-On-Your-Own form to report the information back to us, and we will get the try-it badge for your daughter.

Folders

We have the same accordion file as before, with a pocket for each girl. We will keep any papers or items to go home in their folder. We ask that you check your daughter’s folder at the end of each meeting for new information and upcoming events.

Dues & Budget

We’ve decreased the dues this year to $35 (from $40 for the previous two years).  New this year, we will collect $1 dues from each girl at our regular Tuesday meetings.  These dues will be used for a winter activity (Ice Skating) and towards the cost of snacks and drinks. The regular meeting dues are also a tool for teaching responsibility and troop ownership to the girls.  We will again be selling Girl Scout cookies in the winter, and plan to do at least as well as we did our first year. See the budget for our troop to see how we’ve allocated the funds. The budget is an estimate and expenses are based on selling cookies.   We cannot do all of our planned activities without meeting our cookie goals.

Forms

The following forms are needed this year, and are included in your Parent Folder.  You can also view and then print them by clicking on the form name. 

Uniform

Since we have the same girls returning this year, they already have their uniform Brownie Girl Scout Vest.  Additional Brownie Girl Scout apparel is not required, but may be worn by your daughter, if she desires. You may purchase a Girl Scout apparel and accessories at:
   a. Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles shop.
   b. Online at the Girl Scout Shop.
   c. At the Girl Scout Mobile Shop when in the area.
   d. The Girl Scout mail-order catalog.

 

Volunteers

We need parent volunteers to help make this year a success:

  1. SHARE This is the Girl Scout council’s annual giving campaign. We can use a parent volunteer to coordinate the distribution and receipt of SHARE envelopes to the troop.

  2. COOKIE MOM – This position is critical. We cannot do the all of activities planned without raising money by selling cookies. Please consider volunteering to coordinate and manage our cookie sales.

  3. Drivers – We have two field trips planned this year (Feb. and March) that require transportation. We will need a parent or two to assist with driving the girls to these activities. Please complete the Troop Transportation form (B242) if it is possible for you to help drive our troop.

 

What's New This Year:

Girl Ownership – As the girls get older in girl scouting, they are expected to take on more responsibility of the troop and it’s direction.  Read more on Girl Ownership.

Brownie Bucks We will not have the Brownie Bucks this year. We thought it was a great motivator for the girls to use their first year for Brownies to learn what is expected. Now that they are experienced Brownies, the Bucks should not be needed.

Dutch Wonderland Camp-O-Ree – We would like to take the troop to a real campground this year that is safe and kid-friendly and FUN! We are considering taking the girls to Dutch Wonderland’s Camp-O-Ree. It is usually held in mid-May. More details later.

No Birthdays – We will not be celebrating individual girl’s birthdays at our meetings this year. The girls have other opportunities to celebrate their birthdays at school and at home. As the girls are getting older, not every girl is invited to every party, and we would like to avoid any hurt feelings by not making the birthdays a focus.

 

View the old 2007-2008 Troop Info page from our first year as Brownies.