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 service unit.
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 fire.
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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