Welcome to Girl Scout Troop 4858!
This is the 6th year of Girl Scout Troop 4858! We have a multi-level troop with girls ranging in age from 6th grade Cadettes - 2nd grade Brownies. We have an active troop of approximately 20 girls that offers service projects, camping trips and area + council-sponsored events. Check out our calendar for upcoming events!
Cadettes: Jessica Gill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juniors: Mellisa Smith, Caroline Numbers
Brownies: Cristina Kalampukattussery, Suzie Moss
Meeting location + dates: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (excluding June - August). Occasionally we do not meet depending upon holidays and traditional calendar spring break. We meet from 6:15 - 7:15 at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, room 34. We begin our meetings in individual leveled groups and end as a whole group.
Communication: An email reminder is sent several days before every meeting with upcoming events. Any changes or additions to the calendar will be communicated as far in advance as possible. We also utilize the Remind app for anyone interested. We utilize Sign Up Genius for service projects, camping trips and other events. We have a meeting greeter who can provide information about upcoming events, manage sign up sheets and money collection - check in with this parent volunteer if you have any questions, or feel free to email a troop leader. As troop leaders are busy getting activities started, please wait until after the meeting if you have a question you need answered by them.
Google Calendar: https://bit.ly/2Yt4lTG
Uniforms: Girls should wear their vest or sash to meetings as well as other Girl Scouting events. We also offer a troop tee-shirt (available for purchase at the beginning of the scouting year) that girls are welcome to wear to camping trips and other outings.
Dues: $50.00 per girl, per year. Dues cover the cost of meeting activity supplies, patches earned throughout the scouting year, as well as part of the admission cost for some council activities, such as the Powder Puff Derby and Cookie Rally. Dues can be paid at the beginning of the year, or half in the beginning of the year and half in the middle of the year.
Troop banking: If paying by check for dues or cookie money, checks should be made payable to Girl Scout Troop 4858. Financial reports for previous years can be found under the information tab on the troop website, and bank statement printouts are available at all meetings in the troop binder.
Cookies: Our troop participates in the yearly cookie sale (we do not participate in the Fall Product Sale). While participation is not mandatory, the profits from the cookie sales are used to fund troop activities as well as a troop selected service project, so participating is strongly encouraged. Our troop sells at several cookie booths around the area, as well as after Sunday Masses at church. More information will be provided as the cookie sale date gets closer.
Service: Our troop offers a variety of service projects throughout the year. More information about upcoming and previous service projects can be found under the Service page on our troop website. Upcoming service project information and dates can be found on the calendar, and will be included in emails.
Camping: Our troop offers multiple opportunities for camping each year. We have spring and fall camping weekends at Camp Graham/Camp Mary Atkinson, as well as a tent camping trip to a local state park twice a year as well. More information about camping can be found under the Camping page on our troop website. Upcoming camping trip information and dates can found on the calendar, and will be included in emails.
Council Activities: We participate in council and area events throughout the school year, including the Cookie Rally and the Powder Puff Derby. In fact, our troop helps run the Powder Puff Derby! Participation in council and area events is not required, but is a great way to experience Girl Scouting in a different way than troop events and meetings.
Bronze/Silver/Gold Awards: We offer the opportunity for girls to earn their Bronze/Silver/Gold Award. This is optional but a great way for girls to develop leadership and self-confidence. Our 2019 Bronze Award project was hosting a STEM afternoon for local Daisies and Brownies. Our troop has awarded 10 Bronze Awards so far!
Volunteers: We need volunteers for a number of different roles! Help on camping trips, CPR/First Aid certification, running badge activities at meetings, becoming Camping or Canoe/Kayak certified, setting up + breaking down cookie booths, scheduling guest speakers/coordinating field trips - all help is welcomed! Contact a troop leader to find out how you can help!