Friday, July 30, 2010


Last night we had our first Parent Meeting. It was really nice getting to see everyone.

As a reminder, our first Troop meeting will be on Tues Aug. 17th at 5:30 pm. Be sure to send a brown bag dinner with your girl.

The girls will also need to bring their $5.00 monthly dues and the $10.00 Yearly fee that everyone voted on.

The girls should also be collecting bottles and cans to bring to the meeting so we can recycle them into cash for the Troop! More cash means more fun!

I contacted our Service Unit contact and was told that we will not be assigned any new girls until after school starts. However, if any of the girls has a friend, neighbor or family member that would like to join we would love to have them.

Sadly, Katlin will no longer be joining us as her mother decided to have her leave our Troop.

We all wish Katlin well and will miss her.

I will be handing out the Angel tickets at the first Troop meeting. It's going to be a fun night for the girls and everyone who attends.

As always, if anyone has any questions, ideas or problems please contact me either by email or phone.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Our first Parent Meeting is going to be on July 29Th at Starbucks in Huntington Beach. It is located in the shopping center on the corner of Beach and Yorktown.

Please plan on being there as we will need to have everyone sign up to register for this year of Girl Scouts.

We will also be talking about different ways Parents can get involved in the Troop. As well as, fund raising ideas.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Even though the first meeting/outing was only two girls from our Troop, they had a great time.

Katlin and Trinity both learned things, gave lots of input, had lots of laughs and as you can see yummy food.

Both girls enjoyed a healthy lunch but it was the desserts that were enjoyed the most.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Today was our first meeting/outing as Junior Girl Scouts. I didn't put this together before because I had to wait until I had finished my training and was the official leader.

I really wanted to get the girls together so they could vote on the Troop Crest and then I could go purchase the patch for everyone.

I know the girls love filling up their sash with patches so we will be trying to work as fast as we can to get as many done as the girls want to.

Due to the short notice, only two girls were able to make it to this meeting.

Trinity and Caitlin were the ones who were able to go.

Since it was so hot out, the girls decided rather then having a picnic in the park, they wanted to go to Olive Garden and then to a movie.

The meeting was held at the restaurant. We opened with the Girl Scout Pledge and Girl Scout Law.

We then went over both of them line by line and discussed what they actually meant.

Since they were pledging to obey the law they felt it was important to know what it was about.

The girls then voted on which which Crest they wanted for the Troop. It was agreed the crest would be the Waterfall.

The Waterfall is the symbol of faith and loyalty and the quest for truth.

I was very impressed with the girls picking this Crest. They actually picked it for what it stood for rather then the cuteness of the patch.

We then talked about how our Troop could make a difference in our community and a few ideas they came up with were:

1. Holding drive for blankets and toys for dogs and cats and then bringing them to the shelter.
2. Donating their old toys and clothes to a shelter or home for children.
3. Planting trees.
4. Making cards and taking them to the Senior Center at Christmas time, for those who don't have any family or friends sending them any.

We also discussed how Girl Scouts are leaders and how they should act to honor that. They felt by having good manners, helping others, being a friend to others, treating each other with respect and being a good example would be how they would show others that they are proud to be a Girl Scout.

We also talked about different places the girls would like to go as a Troop. Some ideas were, Disneyland, a Water Park, to the beach at night and have a bonfire, camping, horseback riding, hiking, swimming.

They also wanted to learn to sew and make cookies at Christmas.

I think we had a great first meeting. I was proud of how the girls stepped up and actually took control of the meeting rather then just sitting back and expecting me to come up with the ideas.

I will be contacting all the parents soon with the date of the Parent Meeting. Here we will discuss your desires for the Troop this year and to go over some of the rules from the OCGS.

I'm not sure if they had these last year or not but to be sure I felt it best to go over them.

I will also be asking how the parents can help out and get more involved this year.

Do you or someone you know have a special talent such as sewing, photography or maybe you know someone who can come share something with the girls.

Do you or someone you know work at a place that the girls could go visit? Somewhere like a police department, hospital, fire department, factory or work with animals?

We can take almost any talent or place and use it to teach the girls something and have it work towards a badge.

We will also be discussing ways we can raise money for our Troop. So please start thinking of ideas.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all much better. I am really hoping you will all be like the girls and step up to help with the Troop and have ideas.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I will do my best to answer any and all questions and if I don't know the answer I will find out and get back to you asap.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Well, our girls have grown up and are no longer Brownies. They are now Junior Girl Scouts.

I thought I would start a blog for everyone to have a place to go to to see what we have been up to.

Here I will post photos of our outings, talk about what is coming up in the future, give any news and answer questions any parents may have.

For now, I just wanted to welcome you all here and share a few photos from when the girls "flew up" from being Brownies to Junior Girl Scouts.

The photo above shows the girls as they are walking towards their future and leaving the old Brownie days behind.


Letting the brown balloons go and watching them as they fly upwards is a symbol of letting go of the old Brownie ways and flying up to being a Junior Girl Scout.

Everyone watched the balloons until they were out of sight. It was with a bit of sadness in our hearts knowing the younger years of being a Brownie is now gone.

However, the joy of growing up and learning to become leaders with the time they spend as being Girl Scouts quickly replaces the sadness with excitement.

It's time to say good bye to Christy as she has decided to step down from being the leader. We will also say good bye to our fellow Brownie sister, Alyssa, as she has decided to do Girl Scouts on her own rather then in a Troop.

Our plan is to bring in several new girls this year. So if you know of anyone who you think would be interested please let me know or give them my info. We would love to have them.

Here's to a wonderful and fun year ahead. I'm sure we will be making some super memories that we will all remember for a lifetime.