Troop Catalog Update Girl Scouts River Valleys asks troop leaders to use this form to provide us with the most up to date information about their troop, and to re-submit the form anytime troop details change. This helps ensure the integrity of our records and makes it easier for new families to find the right troop in our online troop catalog. Please complete this form even if you can't take new girls now, or are still confirming troop details. Any information you can provide is incredibly helpful!Basic Troop InformationWhat is your troop number?*If you need a new troop number, or if you don't know your troop number, please contact us before completing this form. Your Name* First Last Your Email* Please confirm the school grades represented by your troop. Select all that apply.*The grades you select here should represent what your troop's grade level will be between September 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. We will automatically advance the grades in our system after June 30. Kindergarten - Daisy First - Daisy Second - Brownie Third - Brownie Fourth - Junior Fifth - Junior Sixth - Cadette Seventh - Cadette Eighth - Cadette Ninth - Senior Tenth - Senior Eleventh - Ambassador Twelfth - Ambassador Troop Meeting InformationFor the following questions, please provide as much information as possible. It's OK if you don't have all the details figured out yet! General ideas or approximations are helpful to new families and staff—you can use the “Additional Notes” section at the bottom of the form to provide any explainations. Please confirm your troop's zip code:*Families and staff use zip codes to search for troops. If you aren't sure what your zip code will be, or if you change meeting locations frequently, please enter one zip code that is central to, or nearby, your city.It looks like there's a problem with the zip code you entered! Please enter a zip code that is within the Girl Scouts River Valleys council area.Meeting Location Name*Please provide the name that best describes the meeting location. If you are still determining the exact location, provide us with the name of the neighborhood or region you anticipate meeting.Meeting Location Address and/or Details*If you know the full address (street, city, state, zip), enter it here. The exact address will only be visible to council staff. If you are still finalizing your meeting location, use this space to provide any additional details about where you anticipate meeting.Meeting Day*Meeting dates that fit into the family schedule are often a deciding factor for families looking to join a troop. If you select “Other/Unsure,” you will be asked to provide a tentative meeting day. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Unsure You selected “Unsure” as your meeting day. Please provide a tentative meeting day for your troop and an explanation of why you are unsure.*Meeting Frequency*WeeklyBiweekly (every other week, or twice a month)MonthlyMeeting Start Time HH : MM AM PM If you're not sure, leave this blank. Use the “Additional Notes” section of this form to provide any information.Meeting End Time HH : MM AM PM If you're not sure, leave this blank. Use the “Additional Notes” section of this form to provide any information.Welcome New Troop MembersEvery year, hundreds of girls want to experience Girl Scouts but cannot find a troop. You can help! Be a sister to every Girl Scout by selecting “Yes, count us in!” below. By doing so, your troop will appear as an option for new families to join in our online registration system. Girl Scouts River Valleys recommends a troop size of 12 girls or more. Will your troop welcome new girl members this year?*YES, count us in!No, we are not able to take any new girls.Please share why you are not opening your troop to new girls.How many girls are currently enrolled in this troop?*Please enter a number between 1 and 20. How many additional girls are you willing to welcome?*If you have questions/comments about this number, please share them in the “Additional Notes” section at the bottom of this form.It looks like you entered “0” above. If you want to update your troop without accepting new girls, please change your response to “Will your troop welcome new girl members this year?” to ”No” above.It looks like you entered “20” or more above. If you want to accept more than 20 girls, please enter “20” above and use the “Additional Notes” section below to share more information.Based on the numbers you've entered above, your troop's new, maximum capacity for girls is:In other words, this number is the highest number of new and existing girls your troop can accommodate this year. This number has been calculated by adding the number of girls currently enrolled in your troop to the number of girls you are willing to welcome. Once you hit your maximum capacity, your troop will automatically be removed from our online troop catalog.Troop DescriptionLet new families know what they can expect if they join your troop. Use this space to talk about what the troop is like, what activities the girls are focused on, and what your troop plans to do in the year ahead. You can copy from the sample descriptions below if you'd like. If you do not provide a description, the default description will be used.Troop Description Samples Default Description: This is an established Girl Scout troop that meets regularly through the school year. Troops are encouraged to choose badges, awards, and activities that give girls a broad experience. Girls will build life skills as they gain new friends. Sample Artistic Troop: We are an artsy troop that loves to be creative! In addition to pursuing our leadership and service activities, the girls tend to pursue the more artistic badges and projects. We tend to take a break each summer, resuming in the fall. Sample Outdoorsy Troop: Our troop loves the outdoors! We make sure to go to camp at least once during the school year – at least for day events if not an overnight. We also go to camp together each summer and have a goal to sell enough cookies for horse camp this year. We meet right after school, so the times sometimes flex due to travel and the girls' schedules. Sample Sporty Troop: Our troop’s girls are very active in school sports and choose Girl Scout activities that supplement those interests. We go to camp each year, and the girls favor the health and activity badges. We also love to attend the “Girl Scout Nights” with our local sporting teams. Sample Science-Loving Troop: This troop loves science! The girls love working on the STEM badges, and we plan to go to a STEM camp session together this summer. The girls also have a passion for improving our community, and we’ll be working on our Bronze Award this year. Sample Team-Led Troop: We are a team-led troop! This model spreads troop responsibilities around—giving everyone an opportunity to be involved in their girl’s troop experience and leadership! Parents/caregivers are asked to register as a troop volunteer and take turns facilitating meetings. Additional NotesPlease provide us with any additional information about your troop that would be helpful for us to know–meeting logistics, if the troop is associated with a school or place of worship, if you meet year round or only during the school year, etc. Any additional information is super helpful!What, if anything, would like us to know?CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.