Troop 2507 Visits Channel 4!

Tina's Troop

Junior Troop 2507 visited the NBC4 TV station in DC recently and met meteorologist Tom Keirein, who posted this picture of himself and the girls on the air! The visit was part the troop’s Journey project “Get Moving” and learning about weather and different types of natural energy.

Do you have troop news that you’d like posted on the SU 51-7 website? Please send an email with details and photo (must have parents sign photo waiver) to theresehowe (at) hotmail (dot) com

Teen Scouts can volunteer at GS Mini-shop in Centreville

Girl Scouts who are in 10th to 12 grade are needed Saturdays in September and October to assist at the Centreville, Virginia Girl Scout Shop from 9:45 am-1:15 pm. Earn Council hours toward Silver Trefoil, Girl Scout volunteer hours or get some retail experience.

Guidelines:
• 10th -12th grader
• Has a SR/AMB Vest or Sash to wear along with slacks, capris, or skirt (can be jeans as long as they are presentable; i.e. no holes/torn, etc.)
• Is comfortable talking with adults and assisting them with purchases such as what items are needed for uniforms (pins, Council ID, insignia tab, troop numbers, etc.) for all levels of Scouting (Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Teen scouts)
• Is familiar with the GS program and can answer basic questions about the program levels including Journey and the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting books
• Can lift boxes of merchandise and re-stock shelves with direction
• Wants to earn Council Silver Trefoil hours, GS volunteer hours or obtain retail experience
• Is enthusiastic about Scouting and willing to share her love of scouting with others!

Contact shop manager Susan Blair at SusanDBlair@aol.com to reserve your spot.

Girl Scout Forms

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015: All forms are now located back on the GSCNC website rather than spread out in different rallies. Please click on the link below to access that page. 

Looking for the most up-to-date forms? Here is the link to forms and documents on GSCNC website: http://www.gscnc.org/en/for-volunteers/online-support-for-volunteers/forms.html 

At the top of that page you’ll find the most frequently accessed forms, such as permission forms, medical authorization forms and Troop Overnight and Travel Approval.

For more forms, click on the “Options” link below and you’ll get an expanded list of forms. You can use the search function to find a specific form.

On this page you’ll also find downloadable links to:

2015_Retired_FORMS

Forms Moved to Rallyhood 2015

We’ve created a new Forms tab on this site so you have quicker access to the forms you need – check it out!

Silver Award Project: Kylie, Troop 286

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At the April SU meeting, Kylie gave a presentation on her Silver Award project and described her work as a staff member at Camp Primavera at Camp Crowell during Spring Break 2015.

Kylie planned and ran the Drama Center, helping girls to learn about Girl Scouts and develop their self-confidence through games and hands-on activities. She selected this project in order to help expose more girls to the opportunities that Girl Scouts has to offer and provide for the girls.

Great job, Kylie!!!

If you would like your troop news to be published on the SU website, please email SUM Therese Howe 

GSCNC 2015 Camp information

Camping/Property Department Dates:

  • Mid January—Summer Camp flyer mailed out
  • January 28: 10 AM – Sleep-Away Camp Registration opens for Winona & Coles Trip
  • January 30: 10 AM – Sleep-Away Camp Registration opens for Potomac Woods & May Flather
  • February 11: 10 AM – Registration opens for Day & Evening Camp

Two Registration Dates for Sleep-Away Camp Volume
Due to the volume of camp registrations last year, two dates have been scheduled to stagger use of the system and increase the level of customer service.

  • On January 28, at 10:00 AM registration opens for Camp Winona and Coles Trip.
  • On January 30, at 10:00 AM registration opens for Camp Potomac Woods and May Flather.

Our website contains details about each of the sleep-away, day and evening Camp programs as well as dates for par-ent information sessions, financial assistance information and transportation logistics. By mid January, every registered Girl Scout family will receive a camp poster in the mail. The camp flyer includes all of the day and evening camp dates and locations. It also highlights the four sleep-away camp properties and the types of programs being offered. A complete list of all of sleep away camp pro-grams can be found online: http://www.gscnc.org/sleep_away_camp.html.

Before Registering for Camp

Remember, sleep-away camp registration is first-come, first-served. Encourage parents and leaders to up-date their camper accounts now, before registering for camp, to minimize technical difficulties and ensure swift registration. The online system will only allow girls to register for camp programs based on the grade currently listed in their account. If the grade in their account is incorrectly listed, parents will receive an er-ror and be unable to register. For safety reasons, it is critical that the contact information in each account is also updated. The contact information is given to camp staff as emergency contact information; please en-sure its accuracy for girl safety. For detailed instructions on how to update your camper’s account visit: http://www.gscnc.org/SACregister.html

Summer Day & Evening Camp Applications Accepted

Registration opens on February 11. To register and view a list of all day and evening camp offerings visit: http://www.gscnc.org/camping/SDEP.html

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