Monthly Archives: February 2012
Thanks to Field Director Elyse Roland for pointing out this neat patch program: European Castles and Palaces!
Visiting castles and palaces is something Scouts in Europe can easily do as a troop or on their own – that’s what makes this patch unique to those of us overseas. You will find, however, you can complete the requirements listed without ever having visited a castle, palace or ruin, but then, you wouldn’t have as much fun! You may use books, web sites or your school’s host nation teachers to gather information to complete this patch. Visiting a castle, palace or ruin would help you complete many of the requirements too. So, we encourage you to visit at least one castle, one palace, and one ruin to truly get the full experience of EUROPEAN CASTLES AND PALACES!
Not sure what’s High Adventure and what level is allowed to do these activities? Click here to check out the new resource on Leader 411 .
As Girl Scouts throughout the country celebrate our 100th birthday, Association representatives are being asked to help promote Girl Scout visibility in the community. To help accomplish this, we have started a new Association 51 blog on the Herndon Patch and Reston Patch, online news and lifestyle websites that focus on our communities.
We are seeking information, photos and videos from Association 51 troop leaders and service unit managers about our girls’ activities, from troop field trips to service projects to SU 100th anniversary events.
When submitting information, photos or videos, please keep in mind:
- Before submitting photos or videos, make sure you have permission from the parents of all girls depicted. This can be done by checking the For Photographs box on the bottom right of permission forms, or you can have parents sign a general form at the beginning of the year. Click here for a PDF version of the form: http://www.gscnc.org/files/pdf/leader/c381.pdf.
- Please provide the troop number, level of the girls and a general geographical area (e.g. Troop 2568 of Herndon). We will not use the girls’ names in posts, with special exceptions such as when a girl already has been recognized and identified in the media.