GREENWICH, CT. – As a kickoff to the new school year, Greenwich Girl Scouts will host a Camporee at Camp Seton Scout Reservation in Greenwich, CT on Saturday, September 22 from 12:45-4:30 PM, including an optional sleepover with breakfast. This year’s theme is “Girls Go Outdoors” to encourage campers to learn about and enjoy the great outdoors. Current, future and past Greenwich Girl Scouts of all ages and their families are welcome to join and can register in advance by a parent or with a troop for $10 per child (adults are no cost). To camp overnight under the stars, the cost is $25 per troop and $5 per person for breakfast. Registration ends August 30. No walkins.
A full schedule of activities is planned from 1-4 PM and individual troop events in the evening for those camping overnight. The Camporee will begin with a flag ceremony, followed by stations spread throughout the camp including edible fire building, letterboxing, crafts, outdoor cooking, fishing, a bouldering wall, archery and S’mores. True to any Girl Scout event, the day will conclude with a flag ceremony, singalong, SWAPS, and campfire.
For troops staying overnight, camp setup begins at 4:30 PM followed by individually planned dinners at each campsite. Later in the evening, the group will have an opportunity to enjoy a stargazing before retiring for the night. In the morning a hot pancake breakfast will be served in the Dining Hall before checkout.
This exciting event is scheduled early in the school year to kick-off another Girl Scout season. The Camporee activities are designed to integrate and educate Girl Scouts of all ages, to build friendships, and learn about camping in a fun environment. Older Girl Scouts will be at the event to encourage younger girls to continue to participate in the organization while demonstrating and leading some of the stations. To sign up for the Camporee or for more information, please visit http://www.greenwichgirlscouts.com or contact Georgianna Lissauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-273-8163 or Frances Wu Nobay at email@example.com or 203-962-4565.
Greenwich Leaders and Service Unit Managers are Honored
Greenwich, CT (April 22, 2018) – Several Greenwich Girl Scout Service Unit members were honored and recognized at the Girl Scouts of Connecticut Council Annual Meeting at the Oronoque Country Club in Stratford. Over 200 members were in attendance to celebrate our amazing volunteers and accomplishments that Girl Scouts have made over the last year. Board Chair Trish Bowen and CEO and Executive Director Mary Barneby presided.
The GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence Pin was awarded to long-time volunteer Annie Brown. Introduced in 2013, the Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout leadership experience through use of the national program portfolio, or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the Council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. In particular, criteria for this award requires that the nominee’s performance has exceeded expectations and supported the Council’s mission delivery goals in one or more of the following functional areas: membership development/community cultivation; volunteer relations and support; program, leadership and governance; fund development; and Council support service. As well, the nominee must actively recognize, understand and practice the values of inclusive behavior.
As well, the GSUSA Appreciation Pin was awarded to Greenwich Girl Scout Service Unit Co-Managers Jung Peng and Wendy Yu. This award recognizes exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout leadership experience. This service, which has had a measurable impact on one geographic area of service, helps reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area. Specific criteria for this award requires that service performed by the nominee is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and has made an impact on one geographic area within the Council’s jurisdiction.
Volunteers celebrating milestone years of service were also celebrated: Elizabeth FitzRoy and Catherine Goff were honored for 25 years of service and Pamela Ferraro was honored for her 20 years of service.