Monday, September 27, 2004

Girl Scouts.....

Girlscouting is a huge part of our lives and just so this is posted in a safe place, I decided to put it here. I couldn't ask for a nicer group of girls for my daughters to socialize with and I feel blest to be the troop leader!

Below is an email I sent to the group regarding our upcoming year.....

Here is a very tentative schedule for this year in girlscouts. Since Jay has moved his office home, it will be impossible for us to meet at my home this year, so I have been looking at opportunities for meetings outside my home.

Sept 28: First meeting. We will kick off our year with by meeting at Julifs Park in Anderson. 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM, have your daughter pack a picnic lunch (families are welcome to stay and play on the playground during the meeting). Please remember to bring $10 for your yearly registration fee.

Oct 12: 10:30 AM to noon: Tour of Mio's Pizzeria in Milford. We will be making our own pizzas, touring the restaraunt and learing about the operation of a pizzeria. Cost is $3 per girl for supplies

TENTATIVE: Oct 19: 10 AM to noon: Archiver's Scrapbook Store in Mason. I think that teaching our daughters how to create scrapbooks is a skill that will serve them well as homeschoolers. It is the perfect way for them to answer the question "so what do you do all day?". The women at Archiver's have agreed to teach the girls (and any moms) how to create a scrapbook page. The cost for the supplies is $5 and they have cool, funky albums available for $10 for those who wish to purchase them (so if you want an album the cost is $15). Have your daughter bring a recent picture of herself that she really likes with her to use in creating an "all about me" page and we will also be creating a page with the pictures from Mio's Pizzeria. Moms, if you want to join us, bring 6-8 photos related to one theme (birthday, holiday, vacation). Archiver's is located on Mason-Montgomery Rd next to Borders.

Oct 26: Halloween (possibly a visit to Eastgate Retirement Village??) / Collect baby items for Juliette Gordon Lowes Birthday to take to hospital

Nov 9:

Nov 23: Meet at Target Milford for Christmas Service Project shopping

Dec 14: Christmas Crafts (at Hobby Lobby Eastgate) 10 AM to noon

Jan 11: Skiing at Perfect North (weather permitting): $15 (ages 7-12 years old), $20 (ages $13 and up). Includes 4 hours of skiing, lift tickets, ski rental and a group lesson. More details to follow

Jan 25:

Feb 8: Valentine's Party (at the Ridiman's??)

Feb 22: Chinese New Year Celebration...this will be similar to our Cinco de Mayo celebration last year...a craft and then lunch...we will hand out info to enhance the "learning" opportunties of this outing at the Feb 8 meeting.

Mar 8:

Mar 22: Easter Party (at Eastgate Retirement Village??)

Apr 12: Scrapbooking day....we will use this meeting to scrap pictures from all of our outing up to this point. Any families with pictures from our outings, please send them in this day for the girls to use!

Apr 26:

May 10:

May 24: Girl Scout ceremony/badge presentation/bridging

May 31: End of Year Celebration at Beach Waterpark ??

We would also like to have a couple of overnights. One at the Ridiman's and one out at the Yurts (we had such a ball last year). I am wondering what day of the week is best for most families, Saturday to Sunday or Sunday to Monday for the Yurts. Also do we want the yurts to be a "fall" overnight or a "spring" overnight?

I am trying to set something up with Home Depot (tour of the store and craft) and should have more details soon.

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