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Thursday, September 29, 2011

October 4th Meeting

October 4th Meeting             
SUPPLIES: Bring Swap hats, Paint smock,
Mrs. Winkler's house .... Use back door.

3:30-3:40 Flag Ceremony :  Please arrive on time
3:40-4:00 Brownie Circle  Mrs. Winkler
                        1.Paperwork: Health Forms and Membership     
                                            Forms,  Financial Aide
                        2. Dues: $60 Membership fees $24
                        3. Bronze Award:  Plastic Bag Recycle
4. Haunted Caravan October 29  6:30
4:00-4:45 SNACK: Mollie
     Activity Session
a     SWAPS CRAFT: Troop Numbers~ ( girls need to bring a SMOCK to stay at Mrs. Winklers for  Painting)
b.    SKULL SHIRTS: To be worn on Haunted Caravan field trip
c.    Recycle Pom Poms for Christmas Garland. ( Brookfield Zoo Tree and Riverside Tree)
4:45-4:55 Clean Up
4:25-5:00 Closing Friendship squeeze


1st:    Archery with the Weblows.... 9:30-12   home approx 1 pm
       Must be there at 9:30 a.m Girls must be dropped off at
       Mrs. Gil's by 8:50 a.m  NO LATER
       ***Please Call her if your child will be carpooling with her.***
4th:   Meeting
       3:30-5pm Winkler home
18thMeeting/ with the other Juniors for Bronze award
       3:30-5pm Winkler home
29th: Haunted House/Yard Caravan
        6 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Winkler's house.  RSVP October 22

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dare to be scared.....

We will follow a set route, drive by some awesome home sites.... get out to see others and have a whole bunch of fun just being together. 

No cost !  All our Juniors will ride together. If you have siblings that wish to go, additional drivers will be needed.
I have been doing this with my family for several years and it is so much fun for everyone...

Best of all it is a FREE family fun night~

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ames Bronze Award

Ames Bronze Award
•             The Evil Plastic Bags
•             Work towards Collecting and recycling bags from family and friends
•             Set up a Recycle station at Ames to be collected on a weekly basis
•             Find out where the recyclable bags go to.
•             Participate in craft projects based with plastic grocery bags.
•             Educated others : contact newspaper
•             Plan a Recycle Jamboree for scout family and Friends in the spring.

Mrs. Winkler home
To complete badge girls must attend *all sessions…..
October 18 : 3:30-5
November 15th : 3:30-5
January 24th: 3:30-5
February 28th: 3:30-5
March 20th: 3:30-5
April 24th: 3:30-5
April 28th: Final Project : Recycle Jamboree at Boy Scout Cabin.  Girls will receive their Bronze awards here. Bonfire, songs, maybe a craft or two , smores , refreshments…. Families and fun

*Because this is a year long project the girls tasks will be broken off and given to small groups of girls….
  Other girls are relying on them to complete their portion of the project.  Please stress this to the girls….

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

OCTOBER 1st Archery with the webelos

*  There is NO COST for this activity.
*  Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the archery range..... Car Pool with girls...?
*  Must be at the range no later than 9:30 am.
*  Waiver will need to be filled out prior to arrival will receive a separate email with waiver attachment

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bronze Award-

First Meeting as Junior 9-27-11

September 27th Meeting              BRING SWAPS HATS~
Mrs. Winkler's  house .... Use back door.

3:30-3:40 Flag Ceremony :  Please arrive on time
3:40-4:00 Brownie Circle /SNACK- Mrs. Winkler
a.     1.Paperwork: Health Forms and Membership Forms,  Financial Aide
                   2. Dues: $60
                   3.  1st Field Trip: DuPage Forestry Archery Lesson 
.                      with the Riverside Webelows NO COST   
.                      October 1st  9-11:30
                   4. Bronze Award:  Plastic Bag Recycle/Conservation 
4:00-4:45 Activity Session
b.     SWAPS CRAFT: Bridging Wings~ ( girls need to bring a SMOCK to stay at Mrs. Winklers for Painting)
     *** Archery Pin gift for Webelows.....
c.     Recycle Pom Poms for Christmas Garland. ( Brookfield Zoo Tree and Riverside Tree)
d.     SONG
4:45-4:55 Clean Up
4:25-5:00 Closing Song/ Goodbye Bridge

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lets get this year started~

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th   3:30-5 pm
Girls will receive all their paperwork......

Dear Parents,
We are very excited to begin out 1st year as Junior Troop 41588 here at Ames

We have a wonderful group of Moms and friends who will take various roles in the troop, all with the goal of making this a memorable year for our Brownie.

Please read over Junior Troop information  ( too come soon) and feel
free to contact any of the leaders below with any questions you may have.

We have so many exciting things planned…we hope you can join us as we start our girls off in the Great World of Scouting.

Junior Troop Leaders
Wendy Winkler
Romy Vargas-Gil

In keeping with our paperless pledge, when possible we will Contact parents via email of troop happenings.  A blog has been set up at blogger and parents are encouraged to become followers of the blog.

Meeting & Snack Schedule:
Specified Tuesdays ……As noted below,
3:15 pm – 4:30pm
Winkler Home unless otherwise noted

  • Snacks may include finger foods:cheese, crackers, grapes, apples, bananas, granola, yogurt?
  • Girls will be required to bring a reusable water bottle to fill with water for snack.
  • *Snack girl will also be responsible for starting the Friendship squeeze in the Friendship Circle "see explanation at the end of this letter". 

While parents are not required to attend monthly meetings, on occasion they will be asked to participate in various events or outing and are strongly encouraged to volunteer time to at least one meeting. If you can help in any capacity, please contact any one of the Leaders listed above.

  • The number of badges has been reduced this year due to GSUSA standards
  • Badges will be earned over a period of several meeting.  Badges will be handed out at meetings and the final ceremony at the end of the year.
  • Please see below diagram for placement on the vest or contact Wendy

Camp Schedule:
UNKNOWN at this time

January Investiture will be done this year as we have no new scouts to our troop.

Membership Dues:
     *   $12 = Girl Scouts of America Membership Fee
*   $12= Adult membership fee: dues will cover the membership into the  GSUSA and will include an automatic insurance coverage from the   GSUSA for all outing, trips and overnighters that the parent goes on.
·        $60= Chapter Dues.   includes all Badges, Patches and pins earned, Crafts, Activity supplies.     
  • 2 checks please: *$24  Payable to :      Girl Scouts of America
                                        * $60 Payable to :      Troop 41588.
  • No girl should be turned away due to financial reasons. The Girl Scouts have a confidential financial assistance to those who are unable to cover fees.         

Field Trips:
Field trips will be arranged in the community. Transportation is to be arranged by parents. Field trip may require a small fee.

  • Start-Up: A simple activity to be done as girls arrive/ allowing the leaders to get set up.
  • Opening: Girl Scout Promise, flag ceremony/ Color Guard, and a simple song.
  • Girl Scout Circle: Troop information to be shared with the girls and possible decision making
  • Activities: One or more program activities or craft
  • Snack: Each meeting a different girls will be asked to bring a healthy snack to share with the troop.   Girls will receive notice prior to their snack date.
  • Clean Up: A Girl Scout leaves a place cleaner than she found it.
  • Closing a meeting : Closing Song, Good Bye until next time.

Due to the small group we have, Patrols will be done at camp. Girls will Have individual assignments at meetings.