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Girl Scouts

Junior Scouts are girls in Grades 7-10.
Senior Scouts are girls in Grades 10-13.

 

Who can be a Girl Scout?

You can be Girl Scout if you are a girl who is in grades 7 to 13 in school, or if you have left school up to age 19.  Junior Scouts are in Grades 7-10, while Senior Scouts are in Grades 10-13. If you are new to scouting you must have attended Troop Meetings for at least four weeks before making the Promise.  During this period you are called a Recruit. For a Doctorbird, flying up, you may renew your promise as soon as the ceremony can be arranged.

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God,
To serve my country and help other people,
And to obey the Scout Law

The Scout Eight Points

The girls have a balanced and varied programme which is organized in eight areas called eight points. They are as follows:

Looking Ahead
Physical Fitness
Obeying the Law
Creativity
Relationships
Service
Homecraft Skills
The Environment and You

 

 

 

The Promise Pin is pictured below.

The Fleur-de-lis is significant for two reasons. In early christianity it represented the Holy Spirirt. In Scouting it represents the three parts of the promise, "Duty to God", Service to Man", Obedience to the Law".

The Scout Law and Motto

The Law:

  1. A Scout's honour is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout is helpful.
  4. A Scout is a friend to all.
  5. A Scout is courteous.
  6. A Scout respects the environment.
  7. A Scout obeys orders.
  8. A Scout is cheerful under all difficulties.
  9. A Scout is thrifty.
  10. A Scout is pure in thought, word and deed.

The Motto:

Be Prepared

The Scout Fleurs

The girls have two challenges set in each of the eight points. They have to complete a total of 12 challenges, with at least one from each of the eight points, in each of the fleurs they work for. Each fleur takes approximately a year to complete. In Junior Scouts the girls work on the yellow, red and blue fleurs. In Senior Scouts the girls work on the bronze, silver and gold fleurs.

Schedule of Activities

September is Census Month. Make sure to register and pay your annual fee. The registration form is found on the downloads page.
October 5: Girl Scouts' Day

November 1-30 World Scouting Month and Youth Month. Special acitivities are planned in celebration of these observances.
November 11 is the OWS Anniversary. There is a Rally on or around this day.
December is Service Month. All the Scouts in the Troop decide on and perform a service activity.

April 6-9 Girl Scout Camp. Email us at girlscoutsjm@gmail.com if your Scouts are interested in registering. Limited spaces are available so enquire early.

May 1-31 Girl Scouting Month. Special activities are planned to celebrate this observance.

May 24: Anniversary of the founding of the British Girl Scouts, the first Girl Scout organisation.