During our first meeting, the girls brainstormed different things they would like to do this year – trips, activities, service projects, events – and we had a good list to jumpstart planning for the year. At our next troop meeting we will induct our executive board (see our troop government page) and assign girls to research activities and interests for the year.
Girls and parents or family members can register online this year at http://www.gsgatl.org. We urge all parents to consider registering as volunteers to help mentor activities and support our troop. They can also be back-up first aiders. We are also looking for a parent to register as “cookie mentor” this year, as the girls will be handling most of the fund-raising themselves with guidance.
This year our troop is exploring ways to recycle & reuse things in ways that benefit our community. One of the first projects we are working on is making paper. At our first meeting I asked the girls to think about and bring to our next meeting stuff they can recycle into homemade paper. This could include soft or smooth paper (computer paper, old fancy paper), old jeans or other cotton clothes, Christmas tinsel, dried plants or flowers, and more!
To make your own paper, visit our new crafts page or the Making Paper page.
Our local Girl Scout Council of Greater Atlanta has several different Brownie Try-its and Junior badges. The topics range from life challenges to native peoples to butterflies. Visit http://www.girlscoutsnwga.org/volunteer_zone/default.asp?page=tryit_badge to download a free badge workbook. Your daughter can work on these badges over the summer and turn them in to her troop in the Fall.