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Cadette Corner: Welcome & Bridging Requirements

Asalaamu alaikum & welcome back Cadettes!

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Ready for a new and exciting year? Our troop blog, PGMAGirlScouts.org, is how and where Cadettes will be updated about their events. All trips, meeting updates and Cadette-centered info will always be posted here. We have 30 girls and 60 parents, so the blog is the only place to find Cadette info.

FOR THE FIRST MEETING
ALL Cadettes:

  1. should have an email address and a contact number (parent or home) to share with the group
  2. should be ready to participate

This year Cadettes will be outside learning how to be good leaders and good followers, working in groups to achieve goals, as well as working on ways to raise their own money for council and group events. Out of this group we pray to have a couple of Silver Awards done by February of 2016 so that they can be included in the On Our Honor book and program. I have also signed up the Cadettes for Sudden Service events. Only girls who wear their uniforms to meetings will be able to participate.

Girls are completely responsible for how their year looks and turns out. Meetings are for presentations and questions, and sometimes we learn a little. This year girls will have to depend on each other to get things done. The girls will deal with accomplishments and failures; being a leader is learning how to bounce back and keep moving.

There will always be girls who will not participate in things and that is totally a conscious decision. Your Cadette experience is what you make of it, so make sure you are making your Girl Scout year worthwhile. Come ready to listen, learn, share, and have a great scouting year!

CADETTES BRIDGING TO SENIORS:bridge_to_senior

To earn your Bridge to Girl Scout Senior award there are two requirements:

    1. Looking back: Reflect on your Cadette accomplishments in the past one, two, or three years you were a Cadette. What you did correct, what didn’t go too well?
    2. Looking forward:Create a mixed media video (pictures, voice over, interview) as a group for your NEW Senior Sisters highlighting your work as Cadettes and WHAT you hope to accomplish as Seniors.

You have a choice of uploading it to YouTube or burning it on a CD for your fellow Girl Scouts to view. Due before Investiture in December.

Ma Salaama

Sis. Kesha

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Troop Meetings, Badge Tasks & Trip Guidelines

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TROOP MEETINGS
Since we lost a troop meeting in November due to our much needed FUNraiser today at Color Me Mine, we will be adding an additional troop meeting in December.

Please take a moment to note troop meeting dates for the rest of 2014 inshaAllah:

December 5
December 19
December 26

BADGE TASKS
Cadettes, Juniors and Brownies have work due on the December 5 troop meeting:

  • Cadettes will be turning in their personal expense tracking for two weeks.
  • Juniors should use their Girl Guide or the Badge Explorer at GirlScouts.org to select five badges they would like to earn.
  • Brownies should complete page 29 of WOW! Wonders of Water journey book. Copies were given to girls at the last troop meeting.

TRIP GUIDELINES
In advance of upcoming trips including the Cadette Sing Along on Nov. 22, and Brownie Badge Workshop at Chesapeake Children’s Museum on Dec. 13, take a moment to review troop trip guidelines:

  • Health forms must be completed by parents and submitted before any girl (including Juliettes) can participate in troop sponsored trips.
  • Leaders work very hard to get the information out. Please print out or save forms from the blog. The parental permission forms are refillable PDFs. We will no longer print them out. The forms can always be emailed to the leader in charge of an event.
  • Permission forms must be turned in the day before events.
  • Both permission forms and payment must be submitted for first-come first-served day trips or overnights. We will not hold spots.
  • At this time, payments to the troop can only be accepted in the forms of checks, money orders or cash. GSCNC does not allow electronic payments (paypal, square up, etc.).
  • Pre-paid trips — day trips, camping and travel outside of the Council — are non-refundable, with the exception of events cancelled by vendors or troop management.
  • Please do not send sick children on a trip. If your girl has a cold, flu, lice, pink eye, or anything contagious, keep her home.
  • Parents must be registered volunteers with GSCNC in order to chaperone overnight, camping and destination trips.
  • Please mind all deadlines.

Permission forms to the Cadette Sing Along and Brownie Badge Workshops at CCM will be accepted at the FUNraiser this evening. Thank you for helping us stay within GSCNC guidelines so girls can stay safe while having fun.

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