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January 2016 leader meeting minutes
Cookies:
SU Cookie Manager Dan Pothier reported that it now appears all troops have been accounted for and have designated cookie managers. All troops must have completed ACH forms sent to council ASAP. (these forms are available online at girlscoutsrv.org under cookies).
NOTE : There are no payments to council and payments to the troop from cookie proceeds this year. You put everything into your troop account and council will take their portion out on March 20 and April 24.
Troop initial orders are due by Jan 20 but can go in any time now. Cookie Go Day is Feb. 14. Please do not sell ahead of time.
The local cookie swap and cookie booth scheduler will be available at chanhassengirlscouts.org under Cookies as usual. Please use this first.
And a final note: Your girls need to sell 16 boxes of cookies in order to receive a patch this year!!!!
Twilight Camp Theme:
Twilight in High Cs. The girls will be traveling to the different “seas” to study the music, language and culture there. Twilight Camp will be the week of July 20th. Please plan on your scout attending and you volunteering. We are still looking for adult volunteers to be on core staff and help our older girls plan the scouting week. Contact Treva Bjerke if you are interested. Tbjerke1@msn.com
Only for Older Girls

If you run a Cadette troop or older, please mark your calendars for April 11 and our Only for Older Girls event. The girls will be going to the Three Rivers Park District for Archery and then pizza after. Details to come from Ann McIntire, ammci@mediacombb.netJunior EncampmentJunior Encampment will be held Feb. 21-22 at Camp Lakamaga. All Junior Troops should have received the information and hopefully we will see you all there.

Daisy Troops

For you first and second year Daisy leaders, Senior Troop 10407 will be hosting our Daisy Day event this spring after cookie sales finish. The theme will be Camp Like a Girl! The goal is to show our newest scouts all about Twilight Camp! Date time and the like will be coming soon! Please plan on attending! Questions: contact Sarah Dale at ssdale1994@embarqmail.com

Holiday Boutique recap:

Just so everybody is on the same page, for the first time our Holiday Boutique event lost money for the SU (which pays the rent and clean up and staffing for the building). Our events are designed to break even and in the past this has been our only event that has made money for the SU. We will need to look at our options before next year’s event. One is to cut our costs. Two is to revert to our previous method of charging each troop to participate in the event (as well as for patches) in addition to the bake sale. Three is to combine with our nearby SU. The choice is up to those in leadership at the SU and organizers of next year’s event.

Silver Project

Cadette GS Maddmie Marusich is working on her Silver Award. She has packets of pre-assembled packets of flag pins for scouts to make as a found raiser. 10 pins for $3.50. The money is going for her project at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Contact her at mmarusich@rocketmail.com for further info.

GSRV Updates:
It isn’t too soon to think about attending Girl Scout RV camps this summer. Info is available at girlscoutsrv.org. Many of our girls have attended in the past so ask around.

Troop support:

The Troop Travel section of the girlscoutrv website has been updated. Check it out.

Upcoming GSRV events nearby

Roller skating Feb. 2 6-8 at Roller Garden in St. Louis Park $8
MN Swarm, April 11 7 p.m. $21 badges available for additional $1
Intro to Cadettes, May 1-3 at Camp Elk River.

Next meeting is Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chanhassen Library.

We hope to see many of the newer scout leaders and younger leaders there. It really does help to attend these meetings for idea exchanges, support, etc.

Resources:
Looking for an event to attend: http://www.girlscoutsrv.org/events/
What things should your troop be doing this year: http://www.girlscoutsrv.org/volunteers/troop-leaders/

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