Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Party

On December 11th our troop had a Holiday Party at
Bertucci's. The girls got to make their own pizzas and got
a tour of the restaurant. What a great way to wrap up Girl
Scouts for Christmas! See everyone in January!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Cards for the Troops

At our 12/4 meeting the girls made Holiday Cards for our troops overseas.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Girl Scouts - A few pics and reminders

Hi everyone. Attached are a few pictures from the 11/20 meeting. I also wanted to send two reminders about our next upcoming dates.

On Friday, December 3rd our troop will be participating in the tree lighting at the Evergreen Senior Center. Our girls will help hand out cookies to the attendees and also lead some Christmas carols. Please have your girl dress warm and wear a red/white Santa hat. If anything changes, I will let you know but girls should arrive 5:30 PM and the event starts at 6:00 PM.


Friday, December 3rd
5:30PM
Woodbridge Township Evergreen Senior Center
Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ

Then the following day on Saturday, December 4th we will
have a regular troop meeting to make holiday cards for our
local troops and collect items for "Holiday Cookies & Cans"
event. If possible, please send 3 non-perishable items with
your girl to the meeting. Thank you!

Saturday, December 4th
1:00 – 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Iselin
(in Church School Building)
1295 Oak Tree Road
Iselin, NJ 08830

If you have any questions, please let us know. Otherwise,
have a Happy Thanksgiving. See everyone on December 3rd.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meeting location - First Presbyterian Church of Iselin

Hi everyone. I just went to preview our meeting space in
the First Presbyterian Church of Iselin. It is fantastic!
Special thanks to Glory Thomas (Bea's mother) and family for
arranging the use of the facility for us. I know you will
all love it!

I do want to clarify the location for you. Use the address
below to locate the general area but the entrance and
parking lot are actually on Middlesex Avenue. The First
Presbyterian Church is a smaller church in the back of the
large parking lot on Middlesex Avenue. Once you enter the
parking lot, look right on the right side to the brick
house/building. That is the building we will use. The
fence in front of the brick house says "Church School" on
blue signs. Park in the lot and enter right in the middle
under the roof. It is a fantastic space!

Please remember to send your girl with a water bottle,
snack, and napkin. We want to keep the space super clean :)

Thanks again and see most of you on Saturday.

First Presbyterian Church of Iselin
1295 Oak Tree Road
Iselin, NJ 08830
(732) 283-1188

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Colonia Firehouse Field Trip

On November 16th our troop was lucky enough to take a field
trip to the Colonia Firehouse. The girls learned about the
engines, watched a fire safety video, and saw (up close) the
uniform/equipment the firemen wear. A few lucky moms
(including me!) got to go up 100 feet in the air in the
basket. So fun!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lowe's Field Trip

The girls had a fantastic time. They had hand-on
demonstrations of how to cut carpet, kitchen/tile design,
and I think the big hit was them mixing paint. It was
really great.

More info on up coming meetings soon. I need to work out a
few details with the calendar through January.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Field Trip to Petco

Thank you to Petco on Rt 1 in Edison. Our girls had a
fantastic field trip!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Nature Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to Keri and Andrea for a great Nature Walk and
scavenger hunt today. Sounds fantastic!

Just a reminder that our first special activity is coming up
on Tuesday, November 2nd from 2:45 - 4:00 PM. We will be
going to PETCO on Route 1 where the girls will learn about
fish, reptiles, birds, and small animals. There is no cost
for this activity.

I realize this is during the day and many parents work, but
the girls have off from school for Teacher's convention (or
whatever it is called this year!).

I need to give PETCO a headcount, so if you will be
attending please reply back to me and let me know. Each
girl can bring a sibling or friend. Once I have a
headcount, I'll confirm our reservation with PETCO.

Thanks and see everyone on Tuesday, November 2nd.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Welcome back!

Welcome back to Girl Scouts! During our first meeting, we
introduced the new girls and did lots of fun activities as a
group. We taught the new girls the Girl Scout promise and
did a craft to help us always remember the promise. The
girls also got to decorate our new troop t-shirts that we
will wear at our meetings and activities until January! Fun
times.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

A few people have asked some great questions, so I wanted to
send out answers to everyone.

First, a few wanted to know if our troop will be Girl Scout
Daisy or Brownie. Until January, our troop will be Girl
Scout Daisy and then we will graduate the whole troop to
Brownie in January. This allows us to get the new girls
integrated into the troop and accommodate the multiple
grades we have in our troop.

A few of the girls (and mom's) wanted to know about the
uniform. We leaders are very frugal (ha ha!) and did not
want to make the new girls buy the Daisy uniform for only a
few months between now and January. So we decided that from
October to January, we will create matching troop t-shirts
that the girls will wear to meetings and activities. They
are light blue and the girls will decorate them (and maybe
sign them!) at our first troop meeting. We thought the
troop t-shirts were an easy, fun, and affordable way to keep
the girls matching until January. Then come January, we
will graduate the entire troop to brownies and each girl
will purchase a Brownie uniform.

** If anyone has fabric markers or permanent markers they
can donate to our project, we need them for the girls to
decorate the new troop t-shirts! Please bring to the first
meeting. Thanks! **

A few parents have asked about the new members of our troop.
We are so excited to have 3 new girls joining us plus we
have received a few other inquiries. If you have a
friend/neighbor that might be interested we can accommodate
1-2 more girls, but we would like to keep the troop size
under 15 if possible. If someone is indeed interested, you
can give them my name/number/email and I can talk to them
about our troop and program.

Another popular question we received was about cookie sales!
Our troop will be participating this year in the cookie sale
this January!

We will have more detailed information in the next few
weeks, but we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday,
October 2nd from 1:00 - 300 PM.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 Fall Update

We hope you are having a great back to school month! We
will be starting Girl Scouts soon and I wanted to share some
basic information with you.

Our first meeting will be:

Saturday, October 2nd
1:00 - 300 PM

130 Stafford Road
Colonia, NJ 07067

A parent/guardian for each girl should plan to stay for the
first 15 minutes of the meeting to get troop information,
review the schedule, complete outstanding paperwork, etc.

In addition to troop meetings, we are trying to plan lots of
great activities for the girls this year. We'll share that
information and schedule once it is ready.

Between now and the first meeting, please get the following
ready:

#1 - Registration forms and dues

To register for Girl Scouts, complete the form (link below),
print 2 copies, and bring it to our first meeting with the
$12 dues. Girl Scouts requires $12 annual dues per child
for registration. Please note - you can fill in the
registration form right online (fill in the required
information and click print (lower right side) however
registration forms must be submitted in a paper copy only.
We cannot accept an emailed version at this time.

http://www.gscsnj.org/Forms%20&%20Documents/Registration/Leader%20Forms/2011%20Girl%20Membership%20Regstration%20Form%20Final.pdf

#2 - Troop Fees

Our troop will be collecting $10 per girl to put towards
supplies, special patches, projects, etc.

#3 - Water and small snack for each meeting

Our meetings are 2 hours this year, so please send your girl
to each meeting with a water bottle and a small snack. No
candy please.

We will have more detailed information in the next few
weeks, but we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday,
October 2nd from 1:00 - 300 PM.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thanks for a great Daisy season!

We hope your girls had as much fun as ours did with the
projects and the crafts. The girls were all lovely to work
with, so thank you for letting them participate.

As you know, today is our last meeting of the school year.
If there is interest, we may do a get together for the girls
over the summer just to keep them in touch and have some
fun. More details on that also after school ends, but it
will be very casual and just for fun.

We will resume again in late September, the exact days and
locations are still TBD. We'll email everyone over the
summer. Our troop will remain as Daisy's until December and
then we'll graduate the whole troop up to Brownie's in
January. To get us started for the Fall, we will keep
things simple with a Halloween party, Christmas fun, and
maybe singing carols for a local Seniors group (or something
like that). If you have ideas for Fall activities, let us
know.

Thanks again for a great Daisy season, and we hope to see
you all in September!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5/12 Meeting Summary

Our May 12th meeting was jam packed! First, the girls made
cards for soldiers over seas. Then, they each decorated
paper links and together, built a friendship chain out of
their links.

We also prepared for our end of year ceremony and party!
The girls made invitations for their family and friends,
plus they learned a new song (below). Each girl is also
assigned a part in our petal ceremony, so be sure to
practice their part and the song between now and the end of
year ceremony on Weds 5/26.

End of Year Ceremony and Party
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
5:30PM to 7:00PM
Merrill Park, Grove 3A

"We are Little Daisies" Song
Sung to the tune of "I'm a little Teapot"

We are little Daisies, dressed in blue
I am a Girl Scout, you are too
When we go to meetings, we sing and shout
We love being Daisy Scouts!

You can download the weekly handout, ceremony song, and
ceremony assignments on the right side.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Father/Daughter Bowling

Looks like everyone had a great time at Father/Daughter
bowling - sorry I missed it! Thanks, Keri, for the
pictures!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

3/31 Meeting Summary

What a jam packed meeting! Last week the girls had a
special guest speaker Mrs. Jenny Logus, and we based much of
this week's activities on that experience.

First, for the "Spring Green Daisy Petal" (Considerate and
Caring) we talked to the girls about a food drive Mrs. Jenny
is running for children with cancer. We explained how a
food drive works, who the food goes to, and thanked everyone
for participating. All of the food collected will go to The
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, located at 1833 Front Street,
Scotch Plains, NJ.

Next we worked on the Purple & Magenta Daisy Petals "Respect
Myself And Others" and "Respect Authority." We created a
thank you project for Mrs. Jenny ("Respect Authority"). The
girls made a beautiful picture and wrote notes to Mrs. Jenny
about why they liked the class or how they appreciated Mrs.
Jenny. We will deliver the thank you picture, the food
items, and some photos to Mrs. Jenny this week.

Lastly, we read them the book "I'm Gonna Like Me" and it
talks about self-esteem, teaching girls to like themselves
despite differences, etc. The girls made picture frames,
and we asked the girls to put the frames next to their beds
as a reminder that they are kind and caring girls.