For those of you wishing to send some love to the troops who are rebuilding their troop house in Texas, here is their Amazon Wish List link:
Brownie Troop 239 held a Penny Drive for the Huntsville Girl Scouts! They raised $77 and bought supplies from their Amazon Wishlist. If your troop has helped, let us know what they are doing and share a pic!
Susan Williams Mott to Rebuild of Huntsville TX Girl Scout House
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A few board members of the Robert A. Josey Lodge, Inc. and 3 local Girl Scout repres...entatives met with the insurance adjuster at the Girl Scout House on Friday. In his opinion the building is not a total loss. He determined that "side B" will be included in his estimate for repairs, and "side A" was not affected. It may be several weeks before we know how much the insurance policy will pay for repairs.
We are currently contacting contractors to get multiple bids. We know that remodeling one side and not the other will be a unique challenge. Imagine a new roof on one side being attached to the current roof on the other. We are going to brain-storm ideas for improvements to what we had before the damage and hopefully can apply those improvements to the unaffected side. I will post updates here.
If anyone has suggestions, comments, referrals, etc., please post here or call/text me at 936-661-8285. Donations will be acknowledged and the funds will be designated for the exclusive purpose of restoring the Girl Scout House.
Donations can be mailed to Robert A. Josey Lodge, Inc., 1300 11th Street, Suite 630, Huntsville, TX 77340.
Thank you to everyone for their help so far. We all love this building and want to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
This will be a great way for us to help! It will be a while for clean up and rebuild, but it would be great for us to help them refurnish their Troop House using an Amazon Wish List! Who is with us?
On Sunday August 27th as our town was feeling the heavy rains of Hurricane Harvey a large pine was uprooted and fell on our beloved Girl Scout house. Our scout ...house was built in 1975 with generous donations from the Huntsville community. It has served as a gathering place for Girl Scouts in our community for over 40 years! We currently have seven troops that use it for weekly troop meetings. Our community uses it for recruitment, Mom & Me, Dad & Me, sleep overs, founders day, Day Camp, and many more events. This will be an adjustment for us over the next year as we work to find other locations to meet and host events. We do plan on rebuilding our scout house! The money was raised once before and we can do it again! The land on which our scout house sits was donated by the Robert A. Josey Lodge, Inc. They have also graciously paid for our insurance coverage and electricity bills for over 40 years. Our Girl Scout community is called Tannybo and we are part of the Girl Scout of San Jacinto Council which headquarters are in Houston Texas. Our council is the second largest council in the United States and encompasses most of the area affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Tannybo community includes girls from Huntsville, Trinity, and New Waverly. We currently have 160 registered girls in our community and 99 registered adults. Since the article ran in the Huntsville Item we have had an outpouring of people wanting to help from all over. I created this page so the community can track the progress of our rebuild and see what we are in need of. As we have the tree removed in the next couple of days we will be able to see the full extend of the damage done. I just want to thank everyone for their kind words and generosity to our girls. If you have any questions please send us message or leave us a note on our page.
We still get contacted during these devastating events. As always, survival comes first and recovery is a very long process. If we are contacted to help, we will definitely help facilitate getting the troops interested in helping to those troops that are in need. We have found through disasters that it is very hard to get in touch with individual leaders from affected areas.We will post here if we can help. #houston #operationbeasister #girlscout
Here is some info for anyone looking for it for West Virginia sisters.
Dear Girl Scouts,
Our hearts go out to the thousands of families affected by recent flooding. In an effort to assist troops and service units interested in taki...ng action to help those in need, the Girl Scout and Volunteer Resource Center will serve as a pass through collection site this week. Donations will be accepted Monday- Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm. We are working with leaders in both the Elkview/Clendenin area and in Greenbrier County. Items will be delivered to Elkview Baptist, St Andrew Presbyterian in Pinch, Mountain Mission, and donation sites in the eastern counties that have been hit hard. Items needed include:
• nonperishable food items that don’t require cooking
• bottled water
• pet care products/food
• hand sanitizer
• baby wipes
• first aid kits and first aid supplies
• garbage bags
• cleaning supplies
• rubber gloves
• laundry detergent
• feminine products
• can openers
• suit cases
• reusable shopping bags
We are not accepting cash or check donations from the general public as there are other great organizations to make those donations to. Ashley Fizer with the Putnam County Service Unit is also coordinating a donation drive of Girl Scout items. She said that it was “important to her that our Girl Scouts affected by the floods remember that they are part of a sisterhood that cares for them.” Ashley will accept items such as Journey books, troop supplies, vests and sashes, and extra patches and badges to try to replace as many of the items lost as possible. Those items can be dropped off at the GSVRC or mailed directly to Ashley at PO Box 1201 Scott Depot WV 25560. You can contact Ashley for more information at 304-982-0237.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 304-345-7722
Hello All - Just a quick note about this page. Sadly, we were not able to make the direct family connections in South Carolina like we did in New York with Sandy. We appreciate everyone who helped with the Hines Family and their Target list - which I think is still active for those still wanting to help them. We will continue to leave this page open though so that if many GS families go through another disaster in the future, that we are already organized and in one place, and we can try to help out again. Thank you all and until then, keep on scouting!
Hello everyone! I see that some of your troops have started to support Kimiko and her daughters! Awesome! They have had to do some moving around in the last few months but now are in a stable location and are ready to start getting life back in order. We will pass along new photos as we get them. Until then, look up Kimiko Hines under Target Registries and let's send those girls some love!
I hope your troops are still on board to help. With this record flooding, there m...ay continue to be a need, and what a great way for troops to support their Girl Scout sisters!
As with any disaster, Operation: Be a Sister is willing to help! If you know of anyone in your council who has lost their belongings due to any natural disaster, just have them make contact with us and we will start getting love headed their way too!
(Remember when the Gilbert Girls got their bunk bed? - LOVE!)
Guess what?! The first family name is ready! Who's ready to help?!
Kimiko Hines and her daughters (Daisy - Ambassadors!) from SC are in need of some Operation: Be a Sister Love! They are currently displaced and living in an apartment until they can get through the clean up and restoration stages in their home.
Because Target has recently changed the way they do their lists & registries, we had to make some changes. Instead of Individual lists, families will be grouped tog...ether and they will be under College Registries. When your troop is ready to send some love, just search the parent name under registries and it will appear.
If you want to work together with other troops or your Service Units to provide some of the bigger items on each list - I know it would be greatly appreciated.
As we get pictures in we will share them, and will also get an official list started as soon as we have more family names to add.
Welcome to all of the new leaders and new troops jumping on board to help. Please read the complete pinned post for information on this program and then sit tight! As lists are formed, we will release the names and how to help here on this Facebook Page! Thanks!