Girl Scouts

Girls may join Girl Scouts for the first time at any age level, and participate in programs specifically designed for their age group.

  • Daisys – Kindergarten to 1st grades
  • Brownies – 2nd & 3rd grades
  • Juniors – 4th & 5th grades
  • Cadettes – 6th, 7th, & 8th grades
  • Seniors – 9th & 10th grades
  • Ambassadors – 11th & 12th grades

At St. Johns we have 3 troops with about 25 scouts ages K to 6th grades.  Meetings are held regularly at the SJB Fine Arts Building in the Scout Room.

The girls at St. Johns regularly enjoy activities such as hayrides, horseback riding, pottery, zoo day visits and sleepovers, day camp, swimming, cookie booth selling, and so much more.  Come try us out and join in on the fun.

Interested in joining or have a question: contact Marge Weingart at 314-606-5710 or weingartsmpjl@sbcglobal.net

MISSION

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

SUPPORT

SJB girl scouts are supported by numerous St. John parents as adult volunteers and leaders.  The St. John the Baptist Sports Council is our sponsor organization.   St. Johns is supported by a wonderful group of  leaders and volunteers who offer lots of fun programs:  Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri (GSEM) which serves more than 62,000 girls in our area along with volunteers from District 2 Neighborhood 3.  Thanks to all these volunteers the SJB girl scouts  regularly enjoy activities such as hayrides,  horseback riding, pottery, zoo,  sleepovers and day visits, day camp, camping, swimming, and so much more.  Come try us out and join in on the fun.

The local GSEM area council has a Scout shop, Service, and Resource center in St. Louis is near Lindbergh and Page at 2300 Ball Ave, 63146.

Three council camps: Camp Cedarledge, Camp Fiddlecreek, Camp Tuckaho

ACTIVITIES

Annual activities include:

  • Powder Puff Derby wooden car race – Just like the Pinewood Derby only with more sparkles  Click here to view more 2011 Powderpuff Derby Pictures.
  • Hayride in November sponsored by Neighborhood 3 leaders
  • Cookie Booth Sales at Schnucks and Dierbergs in late February and March
  • Day Camp – at Carondelet Park in the evening  and Wilmor Park during the day as part of the GSEM program
  • Resident Camp – Individuals can sign up for one week or two weeks with a buddy at any of the local GSEM camps
  • Mom/Dad weekend camping sponsored by Neighborhood 3 leaders
  • Annual awards event at SJB in May to celebrate all the awards the girls have earned by trying new things.

Scout Sunday

The 1st Sunday of each month is designated as Scout Sunday.    All SJB  scouts are encouraged to attend the church of their choice in uniform.   SJB Catholic scouts are invited to attend 10 am Mass wearing their uniforms.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

April Showers

In 1998, our council launched this extraordinary program. Personal care items, which include soap, shampoo and deodorant, cannot be purchased with food stamps and prior to 1997 accounted for less than one percent of donations to local food pantries and shelters. Last year local Girl Scouts collected more than 1.1 million items for local families and individuals in need. Girl Scouts’ collection efforts now represent 99 percent of all personal care items distributed in our region.

The SJB collection was done in a combined effort with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families which facilitated over 2000 personal care items to be delivered to the food pantry that serves our neighborhood.

To view more photos from this year’s April Showers event, click here.

SJB Gardening

In 2009, the Girl Scouts began maintaining the 2 gardens on Delor: the Mary Statue garden and the Convent garden.  Each year the girls plant flowers and maintain these gardens.  We have even incubated worms and released them into the gardens.  The SJB Boy Scouts help us by doing the mulching.

SJB Sports Council Concessions

In 2009 the Girl Scouts began helping to clean the gym at the end of the weekend during basketball season.

After a long day of selling concessions the Sports Council volunteers appreciate our help to sweep the bleachers and carry out the trash.

Scouting for Food

The SJB Boy Scouts annually participate in the local Scouting for Food collection along with the help of the Girl Scouts and their families. In the St. Louis area scouts helped feed the hungry throughout our region as they collected 2.1 million cans of food during the recent Scouting for Food drive.

SJB scouts have a long history or partnering on community service projects as “Together we are better”.

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