Friday, November 13, 2009

Stewardship Forest Award

At a recent Caloosa Task Group Meeting the Department of Forestry awarded Camp Caloosa with the Stewardship Forest Award. Lee County Senior Forester Michael Weston presented a Land Stewardship plaque and a Stewardship recognition sign, (to post at our property) to CEO Sandi Stewart and board member Rock Abooujaoude. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida has been recognized for our diligence and commitment related to our land management practices. We have worked with the department of Forestry in developing a complex land management plan which includes removal of all exotic and invasive vegetative species, harvesting high fuel timber, replanting native species, and providing maintenance to avoid exotics re-growth and survival of new seedlings.

Early Bird Registration Waterpark Adventure

Girl Scouts from all over the Gulfcoast were invited to Sun Splash Family Water Park in Cape Coral as an incentive for registering early and on time for the 2010 membership year. The girls had a great time playing on all the water slides and coaxing their troop leaders to "take the plunge."
- Pictures submitted by DMT, more will be posted on our Facebook Profile page!

Media Mavens

Are you a Media Maven? Girl Scouts from the southern region leaned how to be media savvy at the Shell Point Community TV station. They learned how to work behind the cameras and how to act on camera. The girls interviewed each other and created their own show. These girls are ready for their close up!

Highlands Girl Scouts Costume Bowl

Girl Scouts in Highlands County celebrated Halloween at the local bowling alley where they dressed up and bowled for candy!

Girl Scouts Visit Sterling House for Pumpkin Caroling

Since the 1960s, children of all ages have watched Charlie Brown’s friend Linus, clutching his blanket, waiting with Sally in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to rise up and bring toys to all good little boys and girls. During this TV classic, the Peanut gang stops by the pumpkin patch before they head out to go trick-or-treating, and Linus asks if they came to sing pumpkin carols. No pumpkin carols are sung during the show, but Girl Scout Troop 208, dressed in costumes, made an early Halloween visit to the residents of the Sterling House, an assisted living home, and sang several Halloween songs.

--Submitted by Niki LeVasseur and Troop 208

Boo at the Zoo!

Girls all over the southern region had a spooktacular good time at Boo at the Zoo at the Naples Zoo. They took part in a costume contest, trick or treated and visited with all the animals.

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