Is your troop interested in participating in the Reston Town Center Holiday Parade on Friday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m.-noon?
If so, we will be marching as a Service Unit, so please send the following information to SUM Therese Howe by Oct. 15, 2014:
_ Troop No. & Leader Name
_ No. of girls marching
_ No. of adults marching
* Before sending this information, please read all the details below.
Please note that we must apply to march in the parade, and that not all applicants are accepted due to space considerations.
THEME & DETAILS
This year’s parade title, “Home for the Holidays” designates an Americana theme, offering a big welcome to members of the military and their families. As always, we encourage participants to get creative and have fun with the theme.
To keep the integrity of the parade, participants should plan to march the parade route in uniform. Only uniformed members of the group are allowed to march (no family members). A banner or signage identifying your group is highly recommended.
Due to the route length, children walking in the parade must be 6 years old or older. For groups with children under the age of 13 one adult representative per seven children is required to walk with the group in the parade.
Troops may hand out candy to spectators, but do not stop to distribute items or toss/throw to the crowd.
Check in: 10:00 – 10:30 am
Parade: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parade route: approximately ½ mile
Fall Product Sales Sept. 22-Oct. 1
Ashdon Farms offers 16 delicious nut and candy selections sold in a three tiered pricing structure of $6.00, $7.00 and $8.00.
QSP offers a wide variety of magazines, books and this year To Remember This” Photo Keepsakes such as photobooks, holiday cards, posters, calendars, and more.
Customers Pay Up Front: Collect all money when orders are placed.
Delivery will be take place between Nov. 18-21.
GSCNC website page on Fall Product Sales
Troop Online Training: Introductory video about FPS for troops
WhatAGirlCanDo.com: Online learning activities designed to enhance the troop program activity pieces
Fall Product Sales 2014: SU 51-7 Slideshow on Creating a Online Storefront
Saturday, Sept. 13: Leader 411 at Floris United Methodist Church
3:30-4:00 pm Check-in
4:00-4:15 pm Opening
4:15-6:00 pm Exhibits
Come and learn about:
- Local programs for Girl Scouts
- This year’s Fall Product Sales
- This year’s Cookie Sales
- Girl Scout Awards
- Girl Scout Destinations program
- Council Program Kits
Also at the event, you can:
- Purchase an Association 51 patch ($2 each)
- Exchange your Girl Scout stuff with others
- Pick up leader paperwork needed for the new year
Sept. 17: SU Meeting at 7 p.m. Floris Elementary School
Please join us in celebrating Anne’s new position as SU 51-5’s SUM!
Sept. 30: Daisy Parent Orientation at 7 p.m. Fox Mill Elementary School
All Daisy parents are invited to a parent orientation where you can f ind out more about Girl Scouts and how you can help to form a troop!
SU 51-7 Girl and Adult Recognition
& Bridging Ceremonies
Monday June 9
Doors open: 5:45 pm
Recognitions: 6:00-7:00 pm
Bridging Ceremony: 7:00-7:45 pm
Refreshments: 7:45 – 8:00 pm
Clean-up: 8:00 – 8:30 pm
This year, in addition to adult volunteers, we will be recognizing Girl Scouts who have earned the metal awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold). We also will be recognizing Girl Scouts who are graduating high school seniors.
This will be a multi-level bridging ceremony where all Girl Scouts present are able to participate. In fact, the girls not bridging have very important roles in this ceremony. The non-bridging Girl Scouts have the opportunity to be a part of the release/greet groups, and read a charge or escort a bridging GS.
PLEASE LET US KNOW BY MAY 31
IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING BY FILLING OUT THE ONLINE FORM
Instructions for Bridging Ceremony
Girls should wear their current uniform, and if possible, bridging girls should have their new level uniform.
Non-bridging girls will form a horseshoe at end of the bridge and will welcome new GS to their level and bid farewell to those moving up. These volunteers will act as escorts who will assist with doffing of old uniform and donning of new uniform, and as charge readers who will read aloud a poem. We need at least one reader per level bridging.
No girl will be restricted from participating; however, if possible, have the girls wear white/khaki with their uniform.