Waltham Girl Scouts: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Fri 1/25 star Older Girl Encampment 6:00 PM - Jan 26, 2019 9:00 PM Beehive Cabin at Cedar Hill
Sat 2/2 star Square Dance 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM Our Lady's Academy
Mon 2/11 star Leaders Mtg 7:00 PM Great Hall at Cedar Hill
Click on an event above for more information (or click on the Calendar on the menu).

Waltham Girl Scouts
(the Service Unit for the city of Waltham, part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. Council)


STEM Day

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of STEM activities on Dec. 9 from 1-3 pm at Our Lady's auditorium. Waltham Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to design, build, and test a model roller coaster, a car, and a fling flyer. All Girl Scouts will receive a fun patch and earn a STEM badge.  Download the flyer/permission slip for STEM Day here.

Note to Leaders: Please provide numbers/names, troop # and troop level (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, etc) and adult GS registered/CORI'd volunteer names by Dec 3 to Carrie Fraga by email. We are also looking for Cadette, Senior or Ambassador Girl leaders for the event. We could use 2 girl leaders for each of the 3 events.

Please Note: This is NOT a drop-off event. The regular Girl Scout/volunteer ratios apply. Also let us know if there are any of you who would like to volunteer, even if your troop is not able to attend.   



Daisy-Brownie Encampment 2018

Join us for Daisy-Brownie Encampment. See the flyer below for details, permission slip, what to pack, etc.
Handout:

Daisy-Brownie Encampment: Nov. 17-18, 2018



Leaders Meeting in the GS Museum

Our last Leaders Meeting of this year will be held on Monday, June 4, at 7 pm in the Girl Scout Museum at Cedar Hill. We will begin planning for next year. Please come and share ideas for our next year of Girl Scouts! Thank you!

Memorial Day Flag Ceremony

Waltham Girl Scouts are once again invited to a Memorial Day Flag Ceremony and planting of flags at graves of our veterans at Calvary Cemetery on High St in Waltham beginning at 11 am

We will participate in a wreath laying ceremony with a full color guard assembled. If any girls in your troop are interested in color guard duty please let me know. Colorguard is first come first served. We are also seekung a trumpet or bugle player to play taps. If any girls are interested let me know!

After the wreath ceremony, we will be planting flags at the graves of veterans. Each participating Girl Scout will get a fun patch.

Please note: This is a family event, not drop off. It takes less than 2 hours from start to finish. Girls should be in full uniform. It is a good idea to bring a water bottle and apply sunblock. There is very little shade.

Troop Leaders: Please send your troop number and a list of the girls in your troop who are planning to attend to Jody Gray-Linden at jgraylinden@gmail.com.

 



May 30 - Bridging Ceremony

This year's Bridging Ceremony will be held on May 30, 2018, at 6 pm in Our Lady's Academy auditorium. 

Girl Scout Sunday - Mother-Daughter Trivia

Join us this Girl Scout Sunday, March 11, 2018, for an afternoon of trivia from 1 pm to 3 pm at Our Lady's Academy. All Waltham Girl Scouts and their mothers (or any significant adult) are invited for a fun afternoon. $5 per person includes a fun patch for GS Sunday. We're also collecting diapers for Diaper Depot in Waltham, an organization that makes diapers available to families in need. All girls donating diapers will receive a patch for this service project as well. Please see the Girl Scout Sunday flyer for more information.

Leaders Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday

Due to the inclement weather hitting the area today, we're moving the Leaders Meeting to Thursday Feb. 8 at 7 pm in Great Hall. We'll be planning Girl Scout Sunday, so please try to attend if you can!

Annual Square Dance 2018

This year's Annual Father-Daughter Square Dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 3, at 6:15 pm-8:30 pm at Our Lady's Academy on Trapelo Road in Waltham. Please arrive by 6:15 to allow time to check in. The dance starts promptly at 6:30 pm!
Handout: Square Dance 2018

September 2017 Leaders Mtg Notes

Registration for new year: 26 of our 40 troops have registered for the fall. If you have not registered your girls/troop yet, please do so as soon as possible.

Waltham Day: Saturday, September 16th: Dawn will be setting up a table at 11:30 and if anyone is available to help man the table would be appreciated.

Savenger Hunt at Cedar Hill on Saturday, September 23rd: At Great Hall from 2:00-4:00. {for Waltham older girls and from surrounding towns}

Farm Day: Saturday, September 30th from 2:00-5:00 pm: Looking for girls/troop {Brownie and older} to help run an activity. Some past activities included pumpkin bowling. (*Please let Peg know if you and your troop can help (luckyjuppe@yahoo.com).

Volunteer Conference: October 29th in Quincy {Daisy-Brownie Training}

Daisy/Brownie Encampment: Nov. 18th and 19th. Planning meetings on Oct. 4th and Nov. 6th. Please come to meetings with ideas and badge ideas you would like to work on for the Daisy/Brownie Encampment.

Junior and Older Encampment Jan. 26th and Jan. 27th. Planning meetings on Dec. 11th and Jan. 9th. Please come to the meetings with ideas and suggestions for badges you would like to work on at Encampment.

Cookie Crunch: Sunday, Dec. 10th.

Square Dance: still checking on date-the dates being considered - depending on availability are Jan. 13th or Feb. 3rd.

Powder Puff Derby: April 7th and 8th.

Leader Dinner: May 14th

Bridging: May 30th.

World Thinking Day: Jen and Jody are taking the lead with planning and will let us know when they have more details.

Girl Scout Sunday March 11th. We will be making baby gift baskets for in need infants born. We will have different stations set up —-decorate a onesie, make a blanket for mother and daughter to work on together. “A Day of Service” for mother and daughter to work together.

Important Meeting Dates:

Oct 4th--planning for Daisy/Brownie Encampment

Oct. 18th--next Leader Meeting

Nov. 6th--planning for Daisy/Brownie Encampment

Dec. 11th---older girl encampment planning

Jan. 9th---older girl encampment planning



Nov 27 - Leaders Meeting and Cookie Training at Great Hall

Our next leader meeting will be Monday, November 27th at 7:00 PM in Great Hall at Cedar Hill. We will have a short leaders meeting where we will discuss the Cookie Crunch, Square Dance and we will recap the Daisy/Brownie Encampment. Betsy Bailey will then be doing the Cookie Training for this year's cookie sales. Please let your troop's cookie mom know about the training so that they can attend. There have been some changes to the cookie sales this year and Cookie selling supplies will be handed out to you for your troops. Kimberly Parker (who is on the Cookie Crunch Committee) is also looking for moms that would be willing to help at the Cookie Crunch. If you have a mom in your troop that is willing to help, please email either Kimberly Parker or Tara Senarian.

Friday, November 24
October Leaders Meeting Minutes

Full meeting minutes are available in the handout here.

Daisy/Brownie Encampment Nov 18-19. Flyer and other materials available under Handouts on this website.

Cookie Crunch Dec 10 from 1-3 pm at Our Lady's Academy $5 per Girl Scout. Same stations as last year, new craft this year, Juniors can help out. Kimberly Parker is leading this committee. Contact her with ideas or to help out.

Older Girls Encampment Jan 26-27: Planning meetings set for Dec 11 and Jan 9.

Square Dance Feb 3 at OLA 6pm-8:30pm - Sign in starts at 6 pm. Dance starts promptly at 6:30pm. This is not a drop off event - all girls must have a caring adult partner t dance with.

Boy Scouts - Discussion around girls joining Boy Scouts. 



Saturday, January 6
Winter Encampment News

This year's Older Girl Scout Encampment is set for Friday-Saturday Jan 26-27 at Cedar Hill Campground. The flyer for this event (see below) includes the permission form, medication form, and a list of What to Pack. There is an Encampment Planning Meeting on Tuesday, Jan 9 at 7 pm in Great Hall. All leaders who have troops going to Encampment should attend. We'll need a headcount of the number of girls attending so that we can plan our schedule for this two-day event. 

Winter Encampment 2018 flyer - This flyer contains the permission form, medication form (if applicable), and a list of What to Pack. 

CORI Form - This CORI form must be filled out and dropped off in person at the Cedar Hill Council Office in Waltham. The form must be processed by the Council Office before Encampment. All adults who are attending Encampment must be CORI'd. Please leave enough time for the CORI form to be processed before Encampment weekend.

Encampment Attendance Form must be filled out and turned in by troop leaders during check-in on Friday, Jan. 26, along with full payment for your troop. Put payment and Attendance form in an envelope marked with your troop number and number of girls. 

Map of Cedar Hill Campground showing the two entrances (Forest Street and Beaver Street)

Topographical Map of Cedar Hill Campground with trails, cabins, and campsites 

What to Bring (for Leaders)is a draft document listing the basics of what you'll need to bring to Encampment for your troop. You should coordinate with other leaders in your assigned cabin.