Girl Scouts Information

 

SHARON GIRL SCOUTS

The Sharon Girl Scouts include Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and now Cadettes! Sharon Troop #40480 includes Kindergarten and first grade girls as Daisies and second and third grade girls as Brownies. Sharon Troop #40699 includes fourth and fifth grade girls as Juniors and sixth and seventh grade girls as Cadettes. The troop leaders also receive great support from all of the Girl Scout families!

Half of the Girl Scout $30 registration fee goes to Girl Scouts USA and the other half goes to the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains Council in Bedford, NH. They support programs, summer camps, insurance, and trainings and support for troops. The Girl Scout Cookie sale proceeds help cover the cost of troop trips or projects, uniform pieces, badges, and pins. The girls also earn “Cookie Dough” that can be used for camp, programs, or in the Girl Scout store for uniforms, books, patches or Girl Scout memorabilia.

For our meetings, we study the history and goals of the Girl Scouts through projects, stories, songs, and celebrations. The girls help plan for community service activities, participating in community events, earning badges, and having flag ceremonies.

In 2013 the Sharon Girl Scouts actively planned and participated in:

the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie sale;

selling cookies at the Sharon Winter Farmers’ Markets monthly and the Farmers’ market & Spring Craft Fair on March 23;

selling Girl Scout cookies at the School Meeting March 4 and Town Meeting on March 5;

Green Up Day on May 4 by providing refreshments for volunteers, helping to green up, dancing at the celebration at Seven Stars, and having a Girl Scout sleepover at the elementary school;

a field trip to the Upper Valley Aquatic Center on May 5;

a membership ceremony on May 19 at Sharon Elementary;

shipping 4 cases of cookies oversees to Troops part of Operation Cookie;

donation of 3 cases of cookies to the Sharon Food Shelf;

Girl Scout day and resident camps;

a visit to Silver Maple Icelandic Horse Farm to kick off the Girl Scout new registration year on September 29;

a trip to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus on October 5;

a Welcome to Girl Scouts and Bridging ceremony on October 20;

Christmas Caroling & delivering cards to Brookside Nursing Home on December 15; and

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains Council-sponsored events throughout the year!

The 2014 Girl Scout Cookie sale is underway now and continues until mid-March. The Girl Scouts will have booth sales at the School Meeting March 3 and Town Meeting on March 4, the Sharon Sprouts Farmers’ market on February 15 and March 15, and the One Planet Spring Fling Craft Fair on April 12.

The Sharon Girl Scouts meet every other Sunday afternoon at Sharon Elementary from 3-5pm. We break for the summer and resume meetings in the fall. Registration is open throughout the year so new girls are always welcome to join!

Respectively submitted,

Donna Foster, Assistant Troop Leader;

Fran Blodgett; Daisy Troop Leader;

Margaret Raymond, Brownie Troop Leader;

Rosemary Melancon, Junior Troop Leader; and

Danielle Thibodeau, Cadette Troop Leader.