Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Out with the old ~ In with the new!

Dear Girls and Parents,
I need to formally announce that, due to our move to Savannah, this year will be my last year as the troop leader for Troop 8059. I cherish all of the wonderful memories and learning experiences I was blessed with! I cherish each and every girl. Thank you for being such a special part of my life and Christina's as well. I am excited to announce that some decisions and commitments have been made for the troop for next year. We have a committed troop leader and at least one volunteer for each age group. We will need to continue searching for one more Brownie leader. Our Troop Leader will be Becky Shipp. Daisy Girls will be led my Becky Shipp and Rebecca Houghton. Brownies will be led my Nicole McKittrick. Anna Midyette and Noelle Case will lead the Juniors.
I will certainly keep in touch! And, Thanks again for 3 awesome years of wonderful memories!
Mrs. Rebecca Stephenson

Troop Picnic

Please Join us for our Annual Troop Picnic!
Tuesday, May 14
6:00 pm
The Troy 4-H Pond
211 Boder Street

Each girl should bring her family, a covered side dish, lawn chairs and fishing gear.
Wear old clothes and bug spray! We will enjoy dinner, fishing and putting together planters as gifts to the leaders and volunteers

Please RSVP to Mrs. Rebecca by May 1. 816-262-6274 or mrs.rebeccas@gmail.com
or leave me a note on our Facebook Page – Girl Scout Troop 8059

Are You Ready to Camp!?!

Troop 8059 will be camping out at Camp Meadowlark in Atchison on Friday, June 7 – Saturday, June 8, from 5:00 p.m. Until 10:00 a.m. Parents are not required to attend, but we will need a few extra volunteers to help out. Any adults present are required to be registered Girl Scouts and have completed a background check, they must also be girls. (Sorry Dads!) The camp out will be on Girl Scout property, so Daisy girls will be allowed to spend the night. Please RSVP to Mrs. Rebecca by June 1st.
-Mrs.rebeccas@gmail.com or 816-262-6274 or leave a note on our Facebook Page

There will be a camp fee of $5.00 per girl. This will help to cover the cost of the meals. Supper on Friday night will be provided as well as breakfast the next morning. The camp out will be a primitive camp out and the girls will get to have hands on experience. Girls will help to set up and tear down camp. They will also be cooking over the camp fire and helping to clean up. The goal will be to teach the girls about camping and enjoy nature with them.

Here is a list of things the girls will need to pack with them:
Old clothes and layers in case it gets chilly at night
Closed toe shoes – absolutely NO sandals or flip flops
An extra change of clothes
Bug Spray
Tooth brush & toothpaste
Hair Brush & Hair Ties
Wash Rag & Towel
Sleeping Bag
Hat or Bandanna
Flash light

The address to Camp Meadowlark is: 7339 Phillips Road, Atchison, Kansas
GPS or Map Quest will give you correct directions, but the road to the camp is small and can be hard to spot. Be sure you are looking out for the Camp Meadowlark sign.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Leader Meeting

On Sunday, April 21st at 3:00 p.m. 
Troop 8059 Leaders will be gathering 
at the Troy Ambulance Barn
to discuss leadership and plant for 
the 2013 - 2014 year.

We would like to encourage any parents who are interested in leadership, assistant leadership or volunteer positions to please join us!

Brownie & Junior Letterboxer/Geocache Meeting

On April 16, 2013
Brownie & Junior Girls
from Troop 8059 
are invited to join us at the 
Troy Library 
from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

We will be learning about Geocaching and Letterboxing.  
We will be working at the library, and then walking around the courthouse square as well.
Please be sure to dress for the weather!  Comfortable shoes are important!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebrate Earth Hour with Us!!!

Our Forever Green Project is celebrating Earth Hour with the rest of the world.  We would love it if our friends, family and community would join in with us!
On Saturday, March 23, 2013
Girl Scout Troop 8059
will be turning out their lights for one hour
at 8:30.

This is an Earth Hour movement that is celebrated around the world in order to bring awareness to the amounts of energy used and the toll it takes on our planet every day.

Please join us by turning off your lights at home from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013.  Place a candle or lantern outside your home to show that you are participating in this awesome event!  Also, please "like" our Face Book page, Girl Scout Troop 8059 and leave a comment letting us know that you will be participating!

Below are a few more links if you would like more information about our project.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Girl Scout Forever Green Camp-In

Girl Scout

Forever Green Camp-In
Where: Saturday, March 23, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24, 8:00 a.m.

Where: Doniphan West Primary School
202 W. Illinois Street
Highland, KS

All 8059 Girl Scouts are invited! Girls 2nd thru 6th grade are welcome to spend the night.  Kindergarten thru 1st grade girls will not be able to spend the night, but are welcome to come and stay for the evening's events.  Parents are welcome to party along with us, but will need to be a registered Girl Scout and also have the online background check completed.  All girls are required to have a permission slip.

We will be working on our Forever Green project, which is saving energy. Participating in an Earth Hour, planting a tree, and learning about different ways to save energy, are some of the activities we are planning.  Supper and breakfast will be provided! We will be sleeping in the gym so please pack clothing, bedding and supplies accordingly!

Please RSVP to Mrs. Rebecca by Monday, March 18th - 816-262-6274