Going Green Checklist October 21, 2008
The change of season is a great time for the girls to get involved in “Greening” their homes and environment. Here is my favorite 101 list Martha’s Green List starter pdf . Can you think of other ways you can help the planet and our families to go Green?
Welcome to Girl Scouts! October 8, 2008
In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts of the USA in Savannah, Georgia. She said, “I have something for the girls of Savannah, all America, and all the world, and we are going to start it tonight.” With eighteen girls, the very first Girl Scout troop was formed.
Today, Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls – all girls – where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, Girl Scouts cultivate their full individual potential. The qualities they develop in Girl Scouting – leadership, values, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth ó serve them all their lives.
Nationally, there are nearly 3.8 million girl and adult members of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Globally, through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a worldwide family of 8.5 million girls and adults in 144 countries.
The mission of Girl Scouts of the USA is Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To honor this commitment to girls, Girl Scouts is moving forward with a strengthened leadership experience, referred to as the Girl Scout Leadership Development Program.
Discover, Connect, and Take Action are the three Girl Scout keys to leadership based on the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
When activities are girl-led and involve hands-on and cooperative learning, girls achieve the desired and expected leadership skills that are the core of the Girl Scout experience.
Adult-girl partnerships are essential to the program success. Volunteers bring expertise, commitment, interests, and life experiences essential to shaping fun and enriching leadership experiences for girls.
Girls of all ages may choose to participate in Girl Scouting in a variety of ways – troops, groups, or individually. Some may join for a day event with a friend, a several weeks themed-program or interest group, or an entire year of fun, friendship, learning, and leadership!
|Girl Scout Uniforms|
|Girl Scouts may choose to wear uniforms at meetings or Girl Scout events to:
A Girl Scout is proud to wear her uniform because it symbolizes the high ideals for which Girl Scouting stands.
As of October 2008, an official sash or vest worn with a white shirt and khaki pants is required when girls participate in ceremonies or officially represent the Girl Scout movement in any capacity.
Each age level has a different uniform:
Daisy Girl Scouts (ages 5-6) can wear a tunic over their clothes and place their Membership Pin, Learning Petals, and participation patches on them.
Brownie Girl Scouts (ages 6-8) can wear a uniform with either a sash or vest to display their Try-Its and other insignia. Other options include the new Hooded Sweatshirt and Pull-on Pants, introduced in 2004, or various shorts, leggings, skorts, pullover jumpers, turtlenecks, and T-shirts.
I loved the uniform when I was a kid. Dressing up is part of the fun!
There are several options where to purchase GS uniforms and gear, On-line or at the Girl Scout office New Berlin resource center.
Daisy Uniforms August 27, 2008
Example of Daisy uniform 2007-2008
I would recommend getting the uniform because of the unity it shows to all the girls at larger meetings. Like Boy Scouts the uniform is a fun part of getting into the spirit of Scouting. We started out slow getting the pieces over time and that made it affordable. Grandparents loved to be involved in this also. Only certain pieces are must have in Girl Scouting – the Apron or the Vest or Sash for example. We need a place to store all those badges and patches!!
You have pins, badges and assorted patches. Now, where do they go?
Here’s the answer. These diagrams show the official placement of each item. Only official Girl Scout insignia (membership pins, Daisy petals, Try-it’s, badges, Interest Project Patches, Junior Signs, Bronze, Silver and Gold Award pins, membership stars, etc.), belong on the front of the sash or vest. Everything else – event patches, cookie sale patches, patches and pins purchased while visiting museums, historic sites and the like – should be on the back of the sash/vest.
You can also find this and additional information at the back of the official Girl Scout catalog.
This page will be a link to all things Girl Scouting and has been made especially for Pewaukee Daisies and Brownies, and their families. Here you will find access to craft ideas, sources and the history of Girl Scouting. This is an open format forum by invitation and you are welcome to post ideas and upload pictures. I hope this brings you some inspiration on your Scouting Journey.