Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Framingham Girl Scout Leader Meeting Summary for Tuesday, March 3


Note: All leader meetings held the first Tuesday of the month at the Plymouth Church at 7 p.m.
Next meeting: April 7 -- Council representative to discuss summer camp options/programs, Bridging discussion, Service Unit positions discussed, new Girl Scout books reviewed

Attendance: 12
**Cookies: questions/concerns address to Helena = Remember to be sure the money gets into your bank account on time and that you complete the girl information on Quickbase by March 26 deadline!
**Bridging: Discussion on Bridging to be held at the next meeting, watch yahoo for a separate information sheet about Bridging this year and when to bridge with the new levels.
The following troops who were at the meeting are considering participating in a town wide Bridging event = 2147, 2078, 2125
**Girl Scout Sunday two options in town this year:
Sunday, March 8: 9 a.m. Mass at St. Bridget Church contact Mary Ann at
Sunday, March 15: 10:30 am Mass at St George's Church contact Missy at or Patty at
**Girl Scout Bowling Event -- Deadline to register is today,March 4 for the Me and My Pal Bowling Event. Contact person Mary Ann at
**Girl Scout Week: This year it will run March 8 to March 14. This is a good time to say thank you to those in the community who help make your troop a success (i.e. those who helped with your meeting location, volunteers who have come to your meetings to help, etc.). A suggestion is for your girls to write thank you cards/letters/posters or give gifts of Girl Scout cookies, etc.
**Council Information: 2 representatives from council attended the meeting,
*Flyers available: check out on line or contact Francesca Hudson for more information about programs = 17-482-1078 or fhudson@...
*Some of the programs closer to Framingham include:
*Brownie Programs
- Art to Wear Try-It, May 11 at Camp Virginia, Bolton, Healthy Quest, March 7 at Camp Cedar Hill, Waltham, Little Breeze, Big Wind, March 8 at Elks Lodge, Maynard and Apr 16 at Cedar Hill, Waltham
*Junior Programs -Puzzlers Badge Workshop, May 7 at Camp Virginia, Bolton, Twigs & Sprigs, March 16 at Cedar Hill, Waltham, Being My Best Badge Workshop, March 23 at Cedar Hill, Waltham
*Cadette -Creative Cooking IP, March 13 at Cedar Hill, Waltham
*Senior/Ambassador - Future Me Conference, March 15 in Middleboro
*Leadership Essentials (explains the new GS levels) on March 18 from 6-9 p.m. in Framingham. This is a free program for adults . All leaders are encouraged to obtain this training.
* Summer Camp Guide 2009 mailed out recently
Volunteer programs/Questions? Contact Lu-Ann Souza at 508 923 0800 x18 or
*VOLUNTEER THANK YOU DAYS - FREE - We would like to thank you with an inspirational day of guest speakers, networking, lunch and sessions that will enrich your volunteer and personal life. Sessions include GSEM Gems, Attitudes, Sensitive Issues, Self Defense, Cooperative Games, PR and Media, Yoga -- more than the basics!
Sat, March 28, 9:00a-4:00p, Plymouth OR
Sat, April 4, 9:00a-4:00p, Reading
*VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION DINNER - Outstanding volunteers will be recognized by our Board of Directors with GSUSA's highest awards. Years of Service Pins will also be presented. Thurs, May 21, 7:00p-9:00p, Andover, $20
*VOLUNTEER / DAUGHTER SLEEP-OVERS - FREE - Fun overnights at camp lodges, with activities, campfires and s'mores -- a special thanks to the girls who share their volunteer parents all year. BYO dinner.
Fri-Sat, May 8-9, 6:00p-10:00a, Beverly
Fri-Sat, May 8-9, 6:00p-10:00a, Waltham
Fri-Sat, May 15-16, 6:00p-10:00a, Plymouth
*2009 Advocacy Event on Thurs, Apr 16 at 7pm: 10 Things Girls Need to be Happy, Healthy, and Secure by Dr. Karol Maybury, girl-development expert. This event is for adults and girls in grades 9-12, pre-registration required $25 per person includes dinner, Four Points Sheraton, Norwood. Go to - or call 508-923-0800 x 18
For additional details, visit previous posting:

**Local Program options:
Susan brought in brochures from Old Sturbridge Village. Along with Girl Scout Day special admission pricing on Saturday, March 28, OSV offers a number of year-round programs, some of which meet the criteria for Brownie and Junior badges. Contact: 508-347-0285 or
Carolyn mentioned a program in Boston called Diablo Glass Works, she will send us more info

**New Leader Investiture Ceremony: held tonight, 3 new leaders were in attendance, after a short ceremony that Nancy prepared they received their Girl Scout and WAGGGS pins Congratulations and Welcome! Special thank you to Nancy for preparing such a thoughtful ceremony.

**Troop folders at the Plymouth Church: reminder that each troop has a folder in the box located at the bottom of the stairs at the church. The following troops have items in their folders =
2076, 2077, 2081 = girl and adult member cards
2140 = roller skating patches
2148, 2172 = card for one free admission to town sponsored event
2161, 2164 = Early Bird patches and card for one free admission to town sponsored event
2122 = Early Bird patches

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