Category Archives: Parents

Mandatory Virtual Parent Meeting, Sep 20, 10AM

As Salaam Alaikum PGMA Girl Scout Family,

It has been a unique time, but we are very excited to start the 2020 -2021 Girl Scout year inshaAllah. InshaAllah parents and troop leaders can work together in the upcoming year to create fun and engaging activities that help our girls become girls of faith, courage, confidence and character, in spite of the challenges.

We will have a mandatory virtual parent meeting on Sunday, September 20 at 10AM, for the parents of all Girl Scouts currently registered with the multi-level troops at PGMA. Please contact your troop leader to get the link for the parent meeting. This meeting is for parents of returning girls only; Girl Scouts should not attend. We will not be accepting new registrations at this meeting.

Parents should come prepared to take on volunteer positions. We can’t move forward as a troop this year without your support. Here are the descriptions of positions our troops need to help make this year a success:

Troop Leaders: All troop leaders encourage girls to build confidence while trying new things. By coordinating a team of volunteers, leaders can help everyone contribute. This position requires membership registration, background screening, and Basic Leadership and Program Level training to
uphold the safety of girls.

Troop Money Manager: This dependable person helps open and manage the troop checking account and supports the troop committee with reimbursements. They engage the girls in goal setting and budgeting, and are key to the financial integrity of the troop. This position requires membership registration, background screening, and training from the service unit money manager.

Troop Cookie Manager: This seasonal position guides the next generation of financially savvy business leaders and helps girls set and achieve goals through the Cookie Program. This position requires membership registration, background screening, and training which is provided by the Service Unit Cookie Manager.

Troop Fall Product Sales Chair: This volunteer provides girl program and money-earning for troops as they start the fall and make their yearly plans. This position requires membership registration, background screening, and training which is provided by the service unit fall product chair.

Troop First Aider: A volunteer with current certification in first aid and CPR can support the troop as a first aider. Council-sponsored training is available or may be taken through another organization. This
position requires membership registration, current certification, and background screening. Certified and/or licensed healthcare providers may also serve as first aiders for the troop: physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, paramedic, military medic, and emergency medical technician.

Troop Cookout or Cookout & Campout Qualified Volunteer: This person supports the troop in outdoor cooking by taking a Basic Cookout class or takes the Cookout and Campout class to learn how to help girls plan, prepare and enjoy an overnight camping experience. This position requires membership registration, background screening, and a one-time training to qualify.

Troop SHARE Leader: This volunteer position ensures all family members have the opportunity to donate through our annual giving campaign. In this campaign, troops help achieve a service unit goal through 75% individual gifts and 25% from other methods. This position requires membership
registration, background screening, and training which is provided by the Development department.

See you (virtually) this Sunday at 10AM inshaAllah!

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Back to Troop & Parent Meeting, Sep 20


Asalaamu Alaikum

BACK TO TROOP
The first troop meeting of the 2019-2020 Girl Scout year will be this Friday, September 20, 2019, 6 – 8PM, inshaAllah. Please be timely. Girl should wear their uniform: white shirt, khaki pants and white hijab; or khaki jilbab with white hijab.

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
PARENTS: please join troop management for a mandatory parent meeting, 6:15 – 7PM. This parent meeting is for parents whose girls are already registered with Girl Scout troops at PGMA.

InshaAllah parents will :

  • Meet troop management
  • Go over troop guidelines
  • Sign up to volunteer and bring snacks
  • Learn about Girl Scout uniform requirements and where to get it all
  • Find out about upcoming activities
  • Get an overview of the troop blog: PGMAGirlScouts.org
  • Turn in completed girl health history forms and pay dues: $50/girl (check or cash)
  • Get answers for any questions

We look forward to an enriching, fun and engaging year inshaAllah!

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Back to Troop, Sep 20

It’s time to get back to troop!

Friday, September 20, 2019, 6 – 8PM will be the first troop meeting of the 2019 – 2020 Girl Scout year inshaAllah. Troop meetings will be held every other Friday at PGMA, 6 – 8PM.

In order to attend troop meetings, parents must:

  1. Renew their Girl Scout’s registration for 2019 – 2020 with the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC),
  2. Turn in a completed and signed Girl Health History Form for 2019 – 2020,
  3. Pay troop dues: $50 for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors; $40 for Daisies (cash or check).

PARENTS: Renew your Girl Scout’s registration before the troop meeting! Don’t risk losing her spot in the troop.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Registered Girl Scouts can request financial assistance from GSCNC for troop dues, uniforms and books.

We look forward to another amazing year of helping the daughters of our community become girls of faith, courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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