We have a lot of great events coming up! October is not only the month of Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday, it is a busy month in scouting!
- October 7th – Online magazine order summaries automatically sent to parents. Please email these to Kirby.
- October 10th – Girl Scout Service Unit meeting at 6:30pm, Woodstock Church of Christ. Please attend if you can to help promote Tea & Tiaras
- October 12th – Troop meeting: Final planning for trip on October 14th, bring all tea sets, tablecloths, etc to create table centerpieces for Tea & Tiaras event. We will also practice songs & games!
- October 14th – 16th – Trip to Florida. Please turn in all permission forms to Lee. Email her with questions.
- October 28th – We are hosting a halloween activity table at the Kroger. Email Kirby for details. Candy & Nuts should be in.
- October 29th – STEM expo. Email Lee for details.
- October 31st – Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday!
As some of you know I also manage the web site for our local Riverwood Service Unit (www.riverwoodgs.org) of the Girl Scout council here in Atlanta. If you have any suggestions for information or links you would like to see added to the site, please let me know. The redesign is scheduled to take place in June.
There are many great events for families and girls in the Atlanta area this summer. Please visit the council site (www.girlscoutcouncilnwga.org) and click on the Events and Things to Do button at the top of the page for more information. If you know any teenagers or adults looking to volunteer this summer, the Council has several day camps that could use their help. Visit the council site for more information on that as well.
Our troop had a great year. We are looking forward to starting up again in August. The dates for the first few meetings will be posted on the site by late June. I am also happy to share two of our troop parents will be registering as volunteers to help our troop and take additional training. Thank you to all of our troop parents for being supportive of Girl Scouting.
There are many special events taking place in the upcoming Girl Scout year at Camp Pine Acres. We were lucky enough to get a “preview” before the events get posted to the catalog in July. Please take a look and email or comment with your interest so we can plan for the upcoming year.
October 24, 2008 2-8pm: Spookymoor Day Event for Families
Families can choose from hayride, fun games, inflatables, and a fall hike. Food will be available at a minimum cost Saturday evening. Horseback riding is available for an additional fee. Pet-A-Pony (1st-3rd graders) is $8. Riding Lessons (3rd grade +) or Trail ride (4th grade +) is $20. Event fee is $20 per girl, $10 per adult. Please contact the camp director Erin Steill (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
December 13th, 2008 10:30am – 5pm: Winter Wonderland Day event for Families
Get in the holiday spirit and join us for a hot meal and a warm, giving soul. Bring a new gift to donate to another child for the holiday. Activities may include winter games, crafts, holiday tree lighting, campfire holiday songs & smores, and additional surprises. Bring one adult per child and troop leader. All girls must be registered Girl Scouts. Horseback riding is available for additional fee. Pet-A-Pony (1st-3rd graders) is $8. Riding Lessons (3rd grade +) or Trail ride (4th grade +) is $20. Event fee is $25 per person. Please contact the camp director Erin Steill (email@example.com) for details.
April 17th – 19th 2009: Brownie Outdoor Try-It Trek
A two-night camp for Brownie Girl Scouts. Earn 4 try-its: Morning and afternoon options may include
- Art To Wear
- Girl Sports
- Make it, Eat It
- Sports and Games
- Earth and Sky
- Friend of Horses
Evening options may include: Dancersize, Her Story, Science in Action, Making Music, and Eat Right Stay Healthy. Cabin Units are available for additional fee of $5 per person. Event fee is $65 per girl, $23 per adult. Includes 4 meals.
This Saturday Troop 2776 will be participating in Pony Power at Camp Pine Acres. The activity begins promptly at 1pm. We will meet at the church at 12 noon and leave the parking lot by 12:10. Visit http://www.girlscoutsnwga.org for directions to the camp. Meet us at the camp if you cannot make it to the church in time.
WHAT TO WEAR:
For Pet a Pony, Intro to Horsemanship, Pony Power and Vaulting (all lead-line programs)
Participants must wear long pants (no capris or overalls) and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Tennis shoes are acceptable. Camp will provide safety approved riding helmets. Girls who wear their hair in high ponytails, banana clips, etc. will have to remove them to wear a helmet.
About PONY POWER:
This program has been developed for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts who would like to step up from Pet-A-Pony or Introduction to Horsemanship, but might not be ready to earn their Horse Fan Badge. The one-hour program includes a fun lecture on the history and origins of ponies and a lead-line riding session through a simple obstacle course. Actual riding time per person is 8-10 minutes.
Please keep all children and siblings who are not in the troop outside the barn unless invited.