GET OUT THAT LAST BOX of Chocolate Mint
Girl Scout cookies from the freezer and settle in for an update
on Sunol's Junior Girl Scout Troop #2921. Co-Leaders Lori Nielsen
and Victoria Barnes are proud indeed of these busy girls and
told them so at the troop's last meeting of the school year
at Sunol Glen on June 4. The girls made "Friendship Soup"
for their Little Sister Brownie troop and introduced the younger
scouts to service by partnering and picking up litter around
Sunol Glen School's yard.
Troop #2921 focused this year on earning three of the four
"Sign" awards. These awards are unique to Junior-level
scouting, and represent concentrations of badge activities around
the four program goals of Girl Scouting. These are worthy goals
for folks of any age, including becoming your best (Sign of
the Star), building relationships and appreciating differences
(Sign of the Rainbow), and building leadership skills and helping
the community (Sign of the World). The Sign of the Sun - building
your own set of values - will part of next year's program.
Sunol Junior Girl Scouts Nicola Barnes, Becca Brown, Jessica
Christian, Stasia Hylas and Hayley Nielsen earned all three
Sign awards. Alexa Hylas, a first year Scout and a third-grader
at Sunol Glen, earned her Sign of the Rainbow award. A sure
sign this is a happy troop is the fact that Nicola, Becca and
Hayley attended every meeting and event this past year!
Troop #2921enjoyed some very interesting events in 2003. They
attended Oakland Zoo's "Bedtime with the Beasts" overnight
program and joined 400 other Scouts at the Crossroads Association
Camporee over Memorial Day weekend. They toured ITC in Sunol,
a testing lab and consulting firm for regulatory compliance
owned by Michael Gbadebo, father of troop member Bola.
Another highlight was a visit to Sunol's CDF (California Division
of Forestry) station where engineers Nathan Terrell and Chris
Vasquez showed them around. Captain Ken McGeever gave the girls
a very special welcome by having the dispatcher acknowledge
them over the station radio. At Gateway Computer in Pleasanton,
the Scouts earned their Computer Fun badge in a two-hour workshop.
The program was led by Cadette level Girl Scouts from Troop
#1112 as part of their Silver Award project.
That is one impressive list of activities! Such great accomplishments
are rarely achieved without lots of help, and Troop 2821 would
like to express their gratitude to the Little Brown Church for
providing a great meeting place, Martha Carter for being their
"Cookie Mom," and Helen Eberle for assisting at so
many meetings, including Camporee.
A PERFECT SEGUE: Sunol Girl Scouts interested in earning
a Community Service Fun badge can sign up to volunteer at Sunol
Glen's Giant Summer Flea Market on July 12. Sometimes I think
Lori Nielsen has cloned herself - she's co-chairing the Flea
Market with Nancy Davis, and they're looking for clean, items
in good condition for the event. And don't forget to mark your
calendar for the big day July 12 - the all-volunteer staff will
sort, price and display hundreds of items for this important
fund raiser for the school arts, drama, music and library programs.
Donations are tax deductible. Please contact Lori at 925 862
2970 evenings and 510- 376-9097 in the daytime, or Nancy at
925-862-0809 for donation drop off and pick up information.