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Second Chance Supplies Sorting Day

posted May 31, 2016, 1:25 AM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 8:51 PM ]


Second Chance Supplies is a USAGSO-Singapore program that takes gently used school supplies leftover from the just-completed school year at the Singapore American School (SAS) and sorts and distributes them to charitable organizations in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Originally created by a Girl Scout in Singapore for her Gold Award project, this program relies on everyone and anyone who can to pitch in and help sort supplies for distribution.

Please come and help us on Sorting Day! Lots of hands make the work go faster! You can attend as a Troop or family, and siblings are welcome to help 
(with a parent). There are jobs for kids of all ages, from testing markers to sorting and packing items for the various charities.

This year's Sorting will take place on Monday, June 6th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Singapore American School, Kindergarten Work Room P114 (right near Elementary Office A). Permission slips required for all Girl Scouts to participate; none required for family members.


If you have any questions, please contact the organizers:

Maja S.          majamssg@yahoo.com.sg
Lakshmi R.     wlaksh@gmail.com

"Navigating Repatriation" - Free Webinar on June 7th

posted May 21, 2016, 3:30 AM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 8:51 PM ]

 

Register for "Navigating Repatriation"
USA Girl Scouts Overseas is sponsoring a FREE webinar hosted by Tina Quick, international expert on Third Culture Kids. Tina will address the inevitable challenge faced by many international or expat families—going “home”. 

Navigating Repatriation
Tuesday, June 7th 7:00-8:00 PM SGT

Repatriation can be up to three times more difficult than moving to a whole new country! In partnership with Third Culture Kid (TCK) expert and author Tina Quick, this webinar will explore the challenges families face in this transition back “home” and why. Special emphasis will be placed on how children are impacted by their globally mobile childhoods and what happens when they step out of the third culture (expatriate culture) and return home. This webinar is a must-view for all families facing global mobility and repatriation now or in the future. Spread the word, invite a friend, and join us on June 7th!


VOTE for the 2016-17 T-shirt Logo

posted May 14, 2016, 9:58 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated May 21, 2016, 3:14 AM ]

 
We received a bunch of great designs this year for the 2016-17 USAGSO-Singapore T-shirt logo. Thanks to every Girl Scout who submitted one; it was actually quite difficult to select the finalists.

But now we need our GIRL SCOUTS vote to choose the winner*! Please have your Girl Scout(s) take a look at the original designs from the four finalists, and submit their choice. Votes are completely anonymous, but only one vote per Girl Scout please!


* Note: The winning design may be modified for final printing, including changes in line thickness, wording and spelling.

SAS Fun Day on May 20th

posted Apr 27, 2016, 5:45 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated May 21, 2016, 3:14 AM ]

  This year’s SAS Girl Scouts Fun Day will be held after school on Friday, May 20th from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at the softball/play field above the High School pool. This year we are going to have a “Field Day” with fun games and competitions. This will primarily be a gathering of Girl Scouts who attend the Singapore American School, but as always, any Girl Scout in Singapore is welcome to attend.

We need to get a headcount of the girls planning to attend; please sign up by May 10th!


Permission Slip: Every Girl Scout attending Fun Day MUST bring a signed permission slip. Or print/sign/photograph it and email to gnkrouthier@hotmail.com.


Transportation: Please ensure your daughter knows where to go after school. For younger girls, please make arrangements for her to be brought to the softball/play field above the high school pool after school. Girls that have already booked it can ride the Activity Bus home. All others must be picked up by a parent. 

Donations: We will also be collecting food for “Food for the Heart”. Suggestions: Rice, cooking oil, instant noodles/bee hoon, canned foods (especially sardines, curry chicken, canned fruit), instant cereal, biscuits, Milo, Ovaltine, horlicks, condensed milk, etc. 

What to Bring: Each Girl Scout should bring the following:
  • A water bottle and sunscreen
  • Your signed permission slip
  • $2 if you wish to purchase a fun patch
  • A FOOD DONATION!
If you have questions, or need more info please contact gnkrouthier@hotmail.com.

Awards & Closing Ceremony

posted Apr 26, 2016, 8:10 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated May 30, 2016, 11:06 PM ]

 

As another school year draws to a close, the date for the USAGSO-Singapore year-end Awards & Closing Ceremony is rapidly approaching. 

When:     May 28th, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where:    Singapore American School (SAS), Elementary School Theater 


As always, it will be a fun time with songs, videos, recognition for Girl Scouts receiving their Bronze, Silver & Gold awards, presentation of Honor Troop & Parent Volunteer awards and a bridging ceremony for those moving up to the next level. And of course, it will be a great opportunity to say goodbye to those friends who will be moving on from Singapore. 

And this year, we have a special surprise guest speaker. You don’t want to miss it! 

Girl Scouts & Parents

  • Fill Out the Volunteer Nomination: Please <click here> and take a few moments to nominate Girl Scout parents who should be recognized for their extra efforts at the ceremony (by May 13th).
  • Submit a Logo Design: We are running our annual logo design contest again for next year's T-shirts and any girl can submit her design (by May 13th).
  • Sign the Permission Slip: All Girl Scouts need to bring a printed and signed permission slip to attend the Closing Ceremony; please <click here> to download a copy. 
  • Bring a Snack to Share: There will be a "pot luck" snack time after the event; please bring some snacks or dessert items for about 8-10 people. PLEASE ENSURE THERE ARE NO NUTS OF ANY KIND IN YOUR SNACKS!
  • Follow the Dress Code: All Girl Scouts should wear their vests over comfortable clothes (and hopefully that includes a USAGSO T-shirt!).

Troop Leaders

  • Email your Photos: Once again, we are putting together a video review of the past year to be played at the ceremony. Please search your computers, cameras, and phones and send at least 4-5 HIGH RESOLUTION photos of your Troop in action! Email your Troop number and photos to usagsosgwebmaster@gmail.com by no later than May 16th!
  • Email your Bridging List: Every troop leader must e-mail the full name of ALL girls who are bridging levels this year to singaporeocc@yahoo.com by NO LATER than May 9th. 
  • Return First Aid Kits **: Please bring your Troop First Aid Kit to the Closing Ceremonies to be checked back in.
  • Return Books **: Please bring any books that you or your troop borrowed from the USAGSO-Singapore organization.
  • Submit your Year End Paperwork **: Please [click here to download the Troop Leader Year-End Documents Package] and follow the included checklist to complete the year-end documents. Bring these documents with you to be collected at Closing.
** If you have later Troop meetings/activities planned or will not be able to attend the Closing Ceremony, please email singaporeocc@yahoo.com prior to May 28th to make alternate arrangements to turn in these items.

We Need Your Nominations for Parent Volunteer Awards

posted Apr 25, 2016, 11:35 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated May 14, 2016, 9:51 PM ]

  Girl Scouts in Singapore would simply not function without the many tireless hours spent by parent volunteers. And every year we take the opportunity to thank our amazing leaders and volunteers at the Closing Ceremony, so we need YOUR nominations.

This is an opportunity for all parents (and Girl Scouts) to give thanks for the hard work and dedication of our leaders and adult volunteers. There are three recognition categories and you may nominate as many people as you like in any category:
  • Outstanding Leader (for Troop Leaders)
  • Great Adult Volunteer (for Non-leaders)
  • Green Knight (for Fantastic Male Volunteers)

 ** Nominations must be submitted no later than 13-May-2016.

SAIS Fun Day on May 27th

posted Apr 25, 2016, 10:01 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 8:53 PM ]

  The SAIS Girl Scouts Fun Day will be held after school on Friday, May 27th from 3:05 to 4:30 PM in the Jefferson Canteen. And this year it’s an Ice Cream Social!!

Each Troop is asked to appoint a volunteer to bring two tubs of ice cream, plastic cups and spoons for 20 as well as two toppings (marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, etc.) And a couple ice cream scoops would also be helpful!

After having ice cream and doing some craft activities, the SAIS sister Troops can use this opportunity to conduct their bridging activities. This will primarily be a gathering of Girl Scouts who attend the Stamford American International School, but as always, any Girl Scout in Singapore is welcome to attend.

RSVP: Troop Leaders, please email ameliaerrington@gmail.com with your Troop number and estimated number of girls who will attend by no later than May 20th so we can ensure to have enough materials for all participants.

Transportation: Please make arrangements for your daughter to be brought to the Jefferson Canteen after school, and transportation home for her after the event.

Permission Slip: Every Girl Scout attending Fun Day must bring a signed permission slip!


What to Bring: Each Girl Scout should bring the following:
  • Wear your Girl Scout vest 
  • Your signed permission slip 
  • $2 if you wish to purchase a fun patch
If you have questions, or need more information please email ameliaerrington@gmail.com.

New Location? No Worries!

posted Apr 25, 2016, 7:25 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 6:07 PM ]


It's that time of year again where, unfortunately, many of our families will be thinking of the next chapter in their Great Worldwide Adventure. If your daughter plans to continue with USA Girl Scouts upon relocation to another country (including the USA) here's what you need to do:
  • Re-register online right right here in Singapore. Girl Scout memberships can transfer anywhere in the world you move.
    • Please select the "Other Payment" option at the end of the form.
    • Send an email to gsoregistrarsingapore@gmail.com with your daughter's full name and what country you will be moving to.
    • We will send you an email notice how to pay the Membership Fee ($42 SGD).
  • Moving to the USA?
    • Locate a Girl Scout program in the US region where you are moving. Contact USAGSO to initiate your membership transfer. Provide your former location, and your new location as well as the transferring members' names.
  • Moving to another country?
    • Locate a Girl Scout group overseas in you new country by contacting USAGSOProvide your former location, and your new location as well as the transferring members' names.
To those of you leaving Singapore, we wish you and your daughter well in your continuing life and Girl Scouting journeys. If you need any information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact gsoregistrarsingapore@gmail.com.

3rd Annual Logo Design Contest

posted Apr 24, 2016, 12:26 AM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated May 14, 2016, 9:51 PM ]

 
It's time once again for the annual Logo Design Contest! Any USA Girl Scout in Singapore can submit a design for the USAGSO-Singapore 2016-17 logo. The logo is used throughout the year on materials such as posters, T-shirts and the like.


Please download the form and print a copy for your young artist. Then scan or photograph her submission and email it to sabrinahysloplim@gmail.com by no later than May 13th.

Finalists will be announced on May 16th and all Girl Scouts will have a chance to vote online for their favorite design. The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on May 28th.

So get out those colored pencils, markers and crayons and start drawing!

We Need Your Feedback on Overnight Camp

posted Mar 29, 2016, 5:39 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 10:03 PM ]

The March Overnight Camp Weekend is always one of our biggest (and most popular) events of the year. With that in mind, we are always looking for ways to make it better every year.

If your daughter attended Overnight Camp and/or you were parent volunteer, we would really like to get feedback from both of you on how it went. We've created a short survey that will take no more than 3-4 minutes to complete with your daughter's help.


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