Tuesday, November 22, 2011

December Dates - Girl Scouts

Hi everyone. Best wishes for a fun Thanksgiving week with
family and friends!

I wanted to update you all on our two upcoming December
dates. Please mark the calendar!

Saturday Dec 3rd
Arrival 4:45PM, start time 5:00PM
Evergreen Center
400 Inman Ave in Colonia
** there is no afternoon meeting on this date **
Our troop will participate in the Tree Lighting at Evergreen
Center in Colonia. Girls must wear any RED shirt with their
brownie sash. We will give them Santa hats when they
arrive. Start time is 5:00PM.

Saturday Dec 17th
Start time 12:00PM
Arenas at Woodbridge
600 Main Street in Woodbridge
This will be our troop roller skating / holiday party. We
will have a $10 secret Santa type gift exchange. Please
bring a gift valued at approx $10. Girls should please wear
any RED shirt with their brownie sash. We will give them
Santa hats when they arrive. Start time is 12:00 noon.
Lunch will be served. All RSVPs to Andrea Wells. Also, if
you have a sibling that would like to attend, please let
Andrea Wells know. Her email is wellsa1971@aol.com.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all at these two
fun events for the girls. Bye!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Great time at USA Karate & Fitness in Clark

On Saturday November 19th our troop participated in a karate
and fitness class at USA Karate & Fitness in Clark. What a
great time! Each girl learned alot and earned a certificate
and patch. Thank you USA Karate!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Building Scarecrows & Fall Fun

We spent a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon with the Girl
Scouts at the Haunted Woods in Old Bridge. The troop (and
siblings!) got to make scarecrows, take a hay ride, paint,
play games, and have relays. It was a fantastic Fall day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Welcome Back to Girl Scouts!

Hi everyone! I hope your girls had a great time at our Girl
Scout meeting today. My girls LOVE the shirts - extra big
thanks to Keri for getting them setup for us. They are
super cute!!!

I will update the website calendar with our Fall schedule
later this week.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Welcome back!

I hope that back to school is going great for everyone!

Our first meeting will be on Saturday Sept 24th at
Microsoft. Parents are asked to please stay for the first
30 mins to review the schedule and get caught up on all of
the papers and money. See you then!

Monday, June 6, 2011

End of Year Celebration!

Everyone did a great job at our presentation to the First
Presbyterian Church. Great job girls! Afterwards, the
girls danced the day away at the end of year celebration.

Thank you for a fantastic year, and we are now on break for
the summer. See everyone in September!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Circus Fun

Thank you Keri for organizing our trip to the circus!
Everyone had a great time!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Campfire Night

Everyone had a great time at our troop campfire night.
Special Thanks to Grant Kneller! What a great night!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother Daughter Luncheon

Adelina, Isabelle, Maddie, Jessica, Devin, and Zahira danced
the afternoon away at the Girl Scouts Mother Daughter
Luncheon. It was great to sit with the mom's while the
girls danced and played. It was such a fun and special

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Great time at the Colonia Easter Festival

Thank you to the Colonia Corner for sponsoring the Colonia
Easter Festival. Our troop had a fantastic time, and we won
some great prizes too! What a fun day!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

We made music!

The girls had a great time "making music" to earn their
patch for Girl Scouts. They watched bagpipers, played
musical glasses, sang, danced, and even tried to sing in a
round. What a very musical day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Girl Scout Proclamation Reading

Our girls at the Girl Scout Proclamation Reading by Mayor
McCormac and also with Councilwoman Velasco.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Field Trip to Raritan Bay Hospital

Thank you Lisa McDermid for organizing our Field Trip to
Raritan Bay Hospital. Look at all of our future surgeons!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Girl Scout Celebration Party

Everyone had a great time at the Girl Scout Celebration

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Zumba anyone?

The troop earned their Dancercise try-it patch with a
special Zumba lesson and dance party. Special thanks to
Valeria for leading us all. What a great day!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Congratulations on the Cookie Sale

Hi everyone. I just wanted to send around our final numbers
for the cookie sale. What a fantastic job the troop did!
The final amount of cookie boxes sold was 1536 boxes. Yes,
1536 boxes!!! The final dollar amount was $5,376.00. Of
that, the troop keeps a whopping $998.40. That's a great
job for the troop and our first ever cookie sale.

The girls have decided to use that money for three things -
(1) an end of year activity/party (we will let them pick
their actual activity), (2) craft supplies/patches and (3) a
small donation to the church that let's us hold our meetings
there for free. All a great use for the money!

Again, please join me in thanking Dawn for all of her hard
work as our cookie manager. She went to cookie meetings,
met the cookie truck, held hundreds of boxes of cookies in
her basement, and kept us all organized. Thank you Dawn -
great job!!!

What a fantastic cookie sale!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February was great!

February was a great month for the troop. All of the girls
did a fantastic job with the Cookie Sale, and I think they
all had alot of fun! The girls also really enjoyed making
their self-puppets, Doodle 4 Google, and starting to get
their pledges for "Pull the Plug".

Monday, February 7, 2011

February Dates to Remember

Above is a picture from our last meeting. The girls made
"self" puppets. Very cute!

Also - I wanted to send out a reminder with a few important
dates for the next two weeks. I will update the larger
troop calendar once I have everything final for March and
April, but for now, please review the following dates for
the next two weeks:

Saturday, February 12th
No meeting but last opportunity to submit cookie orders
Due to Dawn via devinsmom98@verizon.net

Saturday, February 19th
1:00 to 3:00PM
Regular meeting and Cookie Order Pick-Up Day. Bring Cash.

Sunday, February 20th
Cookie Booth #2 at Walgreens (optional)
If you want to participate, here are the timeslots:
4PM – Jessica, Maddie, Adelina, Devin
5PM – Isabelle, Zahira, Bea, Amanda
6PM – Andrea, Samantha, Annaliese
But this is optional, so if you do not want to participate
just reply back and let me know so we can move another girl
into your slot.

We have some great activities scheduled for March and
April - a ZUMBA class, a tour and activity at Raritan Bay
hospital, and a visit from the Middlesex County Pipes and
Drums. Fun, fun, fun!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cookie Booth - a success!

Just a quick note to thank everyone for their hard work at
the cookie booth today. I really think the girls did great,
and so did the mom's :) Special thanks to Dawn for doing so
much of the work and prep for this cookie booth. We could
not have done it without her, so THANK YOU DAWN!

As for how we did, Dawn estimates that we sold 82 single
boxes, 5 boxes for the troops, and 33 boxes in the bundles
which comes to a grand total of about 120 boxes of cookies!
Nice job everyone!

If anyone took pictures from today, please upload them to
our photo site. I just uploaded a few of mine and there are
a few cute ones of the girls and their mom's :) Take a

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January Updates, cookie sale, and uniforms

Hi everyone. We all hope that you had a great Christmas
holiday and that 2011 is treating you well! We wanted to
provide a few updates on key activities for this winter.

NOTE: Our next meeting is on January 22nd from 1-3pm.

The big news is the upcoming Girl Scout cookie sale! The
cookie sale runs Jan 20th through March. Each girl will
sell cookies to earn money for our troop, and they can
individually earn prizes based on how many boxes they sell.
If a girl sells a minimum of 12 boxes, she earns a patch for
her uniform. More information to come but you can start
talking to your friends and family now. Just keep in mind
that when you are taking orders, you will take pre-orders
and collect the cash. The buyers will receive their boxes
of cookies in two weeks or less. The price is $3.50 per box
and our troop keeps 25% of the money raised - which is great
for our girls and maybe an end of year party or activity!
Devin's mother Dawn is our "cookie manager" so if you have
any questions she is your best point of contact. At our
next meeting on January 22nd parents are asked to stay for
the first 30 minutes to hear about the cookie sale, get the
paperwork, and sign the permission slips done for their
girls for the Cookie Sale. Dawn will also go over the
basics on what is needed, answer questions, etc. Thank you
Dawn for being our troop "cookie manager".

Next up is our "cookie booth". A popular way to sell Girl
Scout Cookies is at a public cookie booth. For example - at
a grocery store, bank, etc. Our NJ service unit has setup
the cookie booth dates and times, and our troop was assigned
the Walgreens on Inman Avenue in Colonia on Sunday, January
30th from 4-7PM. We are asking that each girl sign up for 1
hour to staff the cookie booth. A parent must stay with
them at all times. The cookie booth will be inside. We
will have a table, banner, the girls will wear their
uniforms, and the public will be able to buy cookie boxes
(not pre-orders, real boxes of cookies). To sign up for a
time slot for the cookie booth, please email Dawn your
preferred time. Pick 4-5PM, 5-6PM, or 6-7PM. Again, we are
asking that each girl sign up for 1 hour to staff the cookie

Lastly, in January the girls will officially be Girl Scout
Brownies. We will add a Brownie sash to their current blue
t-shirts for their uniform. To make it easy on the parents
and make sure no one gets the wrong items, Keri is going to
get all of the sashes and required "stuff" to go on them.
In addition, we are going to have our troop number and each
girl's name embroidered to her sash for a nominal fee of an
ex-girl scout leader :) (instead of sewing on numbers and
letters!) Keri will be buying for all of our current troop
members, so if there is any reason you will not be
continuing for the winter/spring please let us know ASAP so
Keri does not buy you a uniform. We expect the uniform to
cost about (give or take) $20 per girl and some patches and
program materials to cost approx $10 per girl.

If you have any questions, please let us know. If you have
specific questions about the cookie sale, an email address
for Dawn Scalise is devinsmom98@verizon.net.