A big HELLO from Senior Troop 1180 in Pomeroy, Ohio.
We border right along the mighty Ohio River and was one of the counties that was declared a state of emergency. The waters are receding and clean-up efforts are underway. Many of us will remember the flood of January 1997 as the worst we have seen in our young lives.
Dec. 31-January 1 - New Year's Eve Lock-In
We held a lock-in for Girl Scouts in our county grade 6-12. Girls were able to work on activities for Bridging to the next age level. Girls attending participated in make-overs, a style show, dancing, karoake, and lots of fun and games. They had lots of fun welcoming the new year in and with special permission from the local police dept. they were allowed out in the streets to "scream" Happy New Year" to anyone that could hear them. (You have to keep in mind that we live in a very small rural town where anyone under 18 is not supposed to be on the streets after dark.)
January 10-30 - COOKIE ORDERS
We didn't do a lot of activities in January so that girls could work on selling cookies.
February 7-8 - P.A. Training
A training was held in our county for all Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts so they would be able to earn their P.A. pin and work toward the patch. Many of the girls work with other troops and various other areas and aides.
February 11 - Began work on Troops Own Badge
We worked on creating a badge Steps to Healthier Living last fall. After approval from our council we began work on the badge. It covers things from learning good nutrition and eating habits to becoming more physically active. This was part of a self improvement plan for the girls opting to lose weight. To date some of the girls have lost as much as 3 pounds each. We have had different health and fitness professionals come and speak at our meetings.
February 11 - Valentine Cards
The troop got together and made card to be distributed to resident at our local nursing home, Veteran's Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility (Extended Care).
February 14 - Helped with a Dance Party
A Service Unit Dance Party was held for the Brownie Girl Scouts in our county. We assisted with the dance providing music and helping the girls with activities that would complete their Dancercize badge. Because of minor injuries in an accident Bubbles was unable to attend. But not to fear - Puddles, her cousin, showed up. Girls love having a clown around and it seems to help put more of them at ease with new girls.
February 21-22 - INTERNET LOCK-IN
We held a lock-in at our leaders home and spent the night and most of the next day on the internet exchanging e-mail messages with other troops and Girl Guide Units around the world. We corresponded with more than 50 units and kept track of them on a world map.
February 22 - THINKING DAY
We attended our Service Unit's annual Thinking Day activities. We told the others about our experience working on the internet e-mailing and hearing about their Thinking Day Celebrations.
MARCH ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED
March 9-15 -Girl Scout Week
Our service unit hosts an Annual Skating Party for all registered girls and adults in the county. This year it will be held on March 8 to kick off the week. Bubbles and/or Puddles is supposed to attend and help with the girls that don't know how to skate.
March 9 - Girl Scout Sunday
We will be helping with services at Pomeroy United Methodist Church. They sponsor our troop by providing a meeting place for us. They are great about letting us use their facilities.
March 12 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA
March 15 - Special Activities
Our troop will holding a special event for younger Girl Scouts to celebrate Girl Scout week. Plans aren't actually finalized due to the flooding but will be completed this by the 8th.
March 21-23 - All Ohio Senior Conference This is being held in Cincinnatti, Ohio for Senior Girl Scouts throughout the state. Our two oldest members and leader will be attending.
We have plans underway for several activities during the spring and summer season. We are also planning an events training & planning session for 6th grade Junior Girl Scouts toward work on their Junior Leadership Pin. The girls can then go back and help the younger girls in their home troop.
If you would like to know more about our troop or our activities you can email us.Senior Troop 1180