Friday, May 22, 2009

Don't forget the Jamboree!

I just talked to Cindy from Historic Canal and she is REALLY excited about the first annual GS Jamboree set for Sunday May 31st. Cindy has so many great things planned for the event. There will be a bounce house, carnival games, face painting, temporary tatoos and Home Depot will be there with wood crafts. The event entrance fee includes lunch and snacks. There will be popcorn, ice-pops, and cotton candy along with other great treats. The theme of the day is "Girl Power" and Cindy has lined up lots of cool events to show girls that they can do anything. What a great day for scouts and thier families! Feel free to call Cindy for more details about what she has planned!
Jamboree Flyer

Plan of Work Service Unit Meeting

Our last Service Unit Meeting for this school year will be Thursday May 28th, 2009, 7pm at the Lakeville United Methodist Church on Route 590 (Google Map). We will be doing two important things at this meeting. First, we will be creating our plan of work for the 2009-2010 school year. I will provide you will calendars to fill in as we decide what we want to do as a service unit. Bring your personal calendars and any dates from community events that you know of so that we can be best prepared to plan.
The second purpose of this meeting is for us to "treat" ourselves in recognition and appreciation of our volunteers that keep Girl Scouting in the Lakes Area alive and exciting! PLEASE invite your cookie parents, co-leaders, fall product sales volunteers and any other adults who help you in your troop. We will be having a "dessert pot luck". If you have not yet done so... please call Linda Fitzpatrik at 570-698-6911 to let her know what you will be brining.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

EXTRA EXTRA Calendars added to blog!

Just a note to those who get notifications about updates to the blog! Check out the bottom of the blog page! Both the Lakes SU and GSHPA Google Calendars have been added! One stop shopping for info of everything you need to know! Check back often to keep up with what is going on!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Powder Puff Derby a HUGE Success!

Well, the first annual Lakes Service Unit was a HUGE SUCCESS! We had 101 racers and over 300 people in attendance! We were a little cramped, and have already began discussing improvements for next year. Overall, the girls had a great time and so did the adults! (Even the hard core dads!) Thanks for helping spread the word and getting the girls excited. I sincerly hope that it gave them a taste for what being part of the larger world of Girl Scouting is all about.
I have uploaded my pics to flickr and will be sending you an invite to join the "Group" so that you can view the pics and add your own. I did it this way so that the pics would be private, just between us. If you don't have a flickr account, it is easy to get one and free, only takes a few minutes.


Next up... the Father Daughter Dance. Please be sure to contact Linda Fitzpatrick if you are interested in attending.

Our next Service Unit meeting is May 28th at the United Methodist Church in Lakeville. This is our "Plan of Work" meeting where we will schedule our events for next year and set meeting dates.

The meeting on May 28th will also be our "Volunteer Appreciation" Potluck Dessert. PLEASE think about the adult volunteers in your troop... Cookie Moms, Co-Leaders, Helpful Dads... etc. Consider bringing them to the meeting with you so that we can recognize and appreciate them as well. I will be contacting you later in the month to check and see who is coming and what desserts you will be bringing...

AND DON'T FORGET THE JAMBOREE! I will forward you a flyer for the Jamboree on May 31st! It promises to be a really fun event that would keep the girls excited about Girl Scouting.
OH and I have your spring registration packets... If you did not pick up your packet from Sunshine at the Derby, I have it here. If you want it before May 28th, let me know and we can arrange a "meet". For those of you who may be attending any of the concerts this week at the Intermediate, Middle or High Schools, I will be there and will have your packets with me... so let me know and we can meet and exchange...

Thanks and great job on getting the girls to the Derby!