CENTER GROVE SERVICE UNIT
Center Grove Girl Scouts werve 600 girls and 280 adults and is
part of Girl Scouts of Hoosier Capital Council, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Center Grove is an unincorporated area south of Indianapolis, near
Greenwood and including Bargersville, Indiana. We have 51 troops in six
elementary schools, one middle schoo., and one high school. Our service
unit is one of 6 service units in Association 4 and Vonda is our
fantastic council field exec. that keeps us going.
Center Grove Service Unit is fortunate to have an abundance of creative,
dedicated, enthusiastic leaders. This wining combination makes Center
Grove Girl Scouts a great organization to be a part of. Service Unit
meetings for all leaders and co-leaders, are the first Thursday of every
month at 7:15 pm. at Center Grove Presbyterian Church. Service Team
meets prior to that meeting at 6:00 pm.
Service Unit Sponsored Events
MOTHER/DAUGHTER PANCAKE BREAKFAST was held December 7, 1996, at Center
Grove Elementary. 420 mothers and daughters were served a delicious
pancake breakfast cooked and served by 16 or our fantastic Do-dads.
Entertainment was provided by a local dance academy and included many
holiday performances. 22 troops had craft booths featuring unique crafts
and baked goods for sale. Santa Clause made an appearance and girls were
able to get pictures taken with him. A good time was had by all.
SWEETHEART DANCE was held February 9, 1997 at Sugar Grove Elementary
School gymnasium. This was our 5th annual dance for fathers and
daughters (or grandpas, uncles, or other significant males in a girl's
life). Admission included a jar of peanut butter that was collected for
a local homeless shelter. Dancing was to a variety of music provided by
one of our Do-dads who is a professional D-Jay. Especially popular were
the Macarena, the "Chicken", and the "Locomotion". Cadette Troop 379
provided corsages for sale, and Senior Troop 1566 offered Sweetheart
pictures taken. Cookies and punch were donated from all troops in our
CAMPOREE was held April 11-13, 1997. The theme this year is "Back in
Time, The Pioneer Spirit". Cadette Troop 743 was in charge of camporee,
and planned the programming as part of their Silver Award project. All
troops converged on Camp Gallahue to earn badges, get some great camping
experience, and have fun together. The temperature dipped to 27 degrees
and we had frost and light snow, and several troops braved the elements
and earned the Polar Bear patch.The closing program was highlighted with
a flag retiring ceremony, in which over 200 old flags were retired.
Girls sang patriotic songs and every troop layed at least one flag on the
FLY UP AND BRIDGING CEREMONY: May 19, 1997 was our service unit bridging
ceremony. Daisy troops 529, 1044, 1172, and 919 bridged to Brownies.
Brownie Troops 1138, 740, 928, 1062, 247, and 1097 flew up and are now
Junior Scouts! Juniors in troops 714 and 1222 bridged to Cadettes.
Junior troop 250 will bridge at a later date. Cadette troops 379 and 743
bridged to Seniors and Senior troop 1084 and one girl from Troop 1566
graduated to adult scouting! Ten Silver Awards were presented to Troop
379: Brianna, Beth, Teresa, and Jessica and to Troop 743: Stephanie,
Jenny, Sarah,Amanda P, Krystal, Amanda S. Congratulations girls!!! Our
graduating Seniors are: Troop 1566: Tayla and Troop 1084: Heather, Erin,
Sarah, Naomi. Tayla and Heather will be receiving their Gold Awards at
the council Gold Award Ceremony June 12, 1997.
JUNIOR TRIP: June 2-5, 1997 saw 32 of our Junior Scouts and 9 adults
board a chartered bus to visit the Memphis, Tennessee area. The girls
camped at Kamp Kawani in the Tenn-Ark-Miss Co. with some girls from Olive
Branch, Mississippi. They went into Memphis sightseeing and saw the
Pyramid, historic Beale Street, a riverboat cruise, and dinner at the
Spaghetti Warehouse. Girls earned 4 badges on the trip including:
Sports, Traveler, Communication Arts, and Small Craft. A great time was
had by all!
DAY CAMP: Center Grove's week at Camp Dellwood's Day Camp was June 9-13.
Two full busloads of girls and adults went out to Camp Dellwood for lots
of fun. This year's theme is "Tune into the Out of Doors"
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