Sunday, May 17, 2015
Next event is DCA training on Saturday May 30 9 to 2pm (mandatory, please make sure you get to this training)
Horizon Club meeting Monday June 1, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Hoodies and Crew neck sweatshirts: Camp fire has FINALLY got an order form for new hoodies and sweatshirts, the order must be in by June 5th, cost is $31.17 for the hoodie and $23.98 for the crew neck sweatshirt (plus tax s/h). I need you to put a check in an envelope with the info on the outside: Name, Size (adult S, M, L, XL, 1XL, 2XL), Hoodie or Crew neck and get this to me ASAP. I plan on turning in the order form on Monday June 1.
Registration is here again, cost is $20 per person including leader and co-leader. Charlene will be stepping in as my new co-leader, Christine has been too busy with added work responsibilities so we are finally letting her take a break :)
I was hoping to schedule an end of year get together to wind up this school year, we can do this at a house or meet for food somewhere. We could go over the registration paperwork at that time. Breakfast at the beach (Rivers end cafe is one we like) might be a fun idea on a weekend morning (maybe Sunday May 31, Saturday June 6 or Saturday June 20?) Parents and siblings could join us, we could spread out over a few tables and if we go early (8am), should be easy to get in together.
Unfortunately Camp Wintaka filled up before Lauren and Ella could get signed up, we knew it was filling up fast but no one thought this would happen. In the future, please consider signing up for events ASAP, just get the deposit in quickly to hold your spot. There is a larger than usual group of 9th and 10th grade girls that will be signing up for events and I would hate for this to happen again. I have encouraged Lauren to write a letter to the council regarding how important Wintaka is to her and I think letters from Ella and the rest of her group might sway the council to open up another cabin for them (and at least 3 other girls on the wait list). You could write what it feels like to be missing several of your group members who you have gone to camp with every year since starting camp fire, a little begging might be good as well :) We are hoping they will see how important going to camp is to our group and find a solution so they can go, fingers crossed!!
In the summer: I will host a weekend get away for our group at our cabin, most likely in August. I hope everyone can make it, more details on that to come soon. The Gentle Barn next available visit is Sunday August 2, let me know if this date will work for you so I can keep it on the calendar, 10am to noon with about a one hour drive each way. This will be an amazing experience!!
In the fall: we will continue to work on our wo he lo packets and be 100% done with our torch bearer. I plan on spending a tiny bit of time up at our cabin on the torch bearer, it would be a great opportunity to get it done. Please continue working on the reflections, dca reflection (you need one for 2014 and another for 2015), torch bearer (look over the copy I gave you and try and check some things off this summer) and KEEP EVERYTHING (example: a pancake breakfast ticket, grand council fire program, flyers and hand outs from any service projects we go on, photos from events, DCA mementos and paperwork, anything that can be used as scrapbook material for your wo he lo book. I have extras of many items and will have them available to you to take at future meetings) At our cabin I have scrapbooking supplies for the girls to decorate some pages and time to write down some of their experiences. It will be a really nice place to do some reflecting and we will enjoy fresh air, lots of food and hours of movie watching (of course some hikes around the mountain too). We will attend at least one wetlands event if we did not visit the Gentle Barn, we will do it during the school year.
Finally, the girls will finalize their indian name and make their indian symbol gram to put on their gown, I have all the supplies ready to go so one of our first get together's next year can be working on that.
I have heard that the more wo he lo workbook assignments you get done in freshman and sophomore year, the easier it is to focus on the actual wo he lo project in junior and senior years. We are definitely on the right track, good job girls!