Thursday, March 28, 2013
Girl Scout Brownies of Skippack Elementary School are on a journey to help spread conservation efforts, one rain barrel at a time.
Last month, Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 72131, based out of Skippack Elementary School’s third grade, learned how rain runoff could negatively affect the world around them. Kristina Henderson, program specialist for the Montgomery County Conservation District, based in Collegeville, paid the Brownies a visit at their monthly meeting to explain the potential environmental hazard through the use of a watershed model. The plastic model depicted a vast landscape scene, focusing on areas of suburban residential and rural farmlands, complete with miniature cars and livestock. There was also a large body of water dominating the landscape model. In order to demonstrate the effects of rainwater runoff, Henderson used coco powder to symbolize …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
GSA Cookie Sales kick-off the 2013 selling season on Jan. 17.
You can almost taste the cool zing of the Thin Mint. Can you smell the creamy peanut butter from the Tagalong? Are you ready to crunch into a Samoa? The good news is your wait is almost over. Those in the Montgomery County area will soon be able to get themselves a box of the famed Girl Scout cookies. Sales begin on Thursday, Jan. 17. According to GirlScouts.org, 11 types of cookie treats will be available this year for sale through local girl scout troops, including a newly added Mango Creme variety. Mango Cremes, this year's new cookie, is described as a vanilla and coconut crunchy cookie with a mango filling on the GSA website. The cookie contains the concentrate of many natural fruits. According to the GSA Pressroom's news release, the…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Girl Scout Troops Spruce Up Skippack Elementary Garden
Wednesday, May 30th, Girl Scout Troops in the local area pulled together to start renovation on the small garden at Skippack Elementary. Using money that they earned from their recent cookie season, they bought plants and help from a local landscaping business. Blue Tree Landscaping dropped the plants off and the girls got to work. This project was perfect for the girls to give back to the community. Below is a link to the proposed plan for the garden http://pvsd.skippack.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/133841/File/SEEDactivity(1).pdf?sessionid=a01ccb8074ee2a21fbe75c6aabab5012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The fundraiser netted at least hundreds of dollars in event and online donations
Local Brownie Troops 71599 and 72131 set up lemonade stands to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. An estimated 50 cups had already been distributed within 30 minutes of the event's start. The event had a great turn out with lots of people donating and dancing to the live music.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
More than 40 girl scouts gathered for a teddy bear picnic in mid-June.
From a release sent in by Dyanne Wark: What happens when you take more than 40 little girls, entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall, ask them to bring their favorite stuffed animal, and have them gather at a local park for games, snacks and songs? Why it’s a Teddy Bear Picnic of course! Organized by Jeannie Tewell, with the help of Junior Troops 7072 and 741 from Perkiomen Valley’s South Elementary School, this event, which was held on June 15, was a chance for girls and their parents to explore all that girl scouting has to offer. Thanks to the coordinating efforts of Wendy Sherid and Teresa Schwarz, not only was Perkiomen School District represented, but Methacton and Spring-Ford were, as well. Due in part to budget cuts, as …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Ten troops gathered to celebrate moving onto the next scout level.
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- Wayne Wu
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Nearly 100 scouts attended the Freedom Valley Girl Scouts Bridging Event in Green Lane on Thursday evening.