I know there are lots of you that are planning to attend the Rock the Mall 100th Anniversary Sing-a-Long in Washington, DC on June 9, 2012.
I have listed a link below that can take you directly to the website of
the Council of the Nation’s Capital who will be hosting the event.
For those of you that wonder what a sing-a-long is all about, take a look at this video:
Video of the 95th anniversary
can look at how many folks there are, what they wearing, what type of
singers and songs there will be, etc. More details will be coming out
in January 2012. Bits and pieces or answers to questions may come out on the Facebook page – Girl Scouts Rock the Mall - 100th Anniversary Sing-Along 2012
the looks of the video, it looks like there are a lot of girls and
adults that are wearing special t-shirts instead of wearing their
vests. I know there will be a chance to possibly go out and wear the
vests, but being in the heat so long just might not make the vests look
so swell. It may be that the special shirts will be sold in advance so
you can wear them that day, or you may want to look into having your own
service unit or troop shirts.
the leader retreat on August 27, we will discuss the Sing-a-Long and
present some ideas. I know there will be those that will want to do
fundraising for the trip. First, I recommend the Fall Product Sale.
This is where you get the money up front instead of waiting on a check
like the cookies. I highly recommend finding ways to sell those nut
have had several people ask me if they could sponsor a night at a
restaurant where 10% or so of the money will be donated to the troop. I
have asked and got my answer today. That cannot be allowed. Our
fundraisers cannot promote a particular business. They are geared for
the girls and adult volunteers to actually provide a service or create
their own product to sell. There isn’t much effort on the part of the
girls going into a fundraiser where you just get folks to go there to
fundraisers you plan cannot be during the Fall Product Sale or the
Cookie Sale. They can be before the Fall Product Sale begins in
September or between the FPS and Cookies, or immediately after Cookies.
You will also need to submit a money earning permission form to me
before you plan the event.
will be discussing types of fundraisers at the retreat, as well as
discussing making S.W.A.P.S. You can’t go to an event like that without
gobs of S.W.A.P.S. Don’t know what a S.W.A.P. is? Come to the
retreat. We will be making some.
If you are not planning on going to Washington,
that is fine. Some do not feel comfortable going that far with the
children of others. You may want to attend some statewide functions
that will be going on next year. There will be some all year long. We
are partnering with Girl Scouts of Eastern Carolina in our celebration.