Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting is strong at Saint John Vianney School. The Girl Scout program is an informal, educational program adapted to meet the developmental, emotional, and social needs and interests of girls in the program age levels.
Girls are welcome to join at any time.
Each year, “Girl Scouts Grow Strong” in areas of leadership, individual and troop projects and council-wide activities. Each grade level operates as a separate troop within Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GS WISE). Each troop is led by parent volunteers from that grade. Each troop usually has two to five leaders for each troop. Troop sizes vary but many of the troops have 90 – 100% class involvement.
Beginning in Kindergarten, girls become Daisy Girl Scouts and progress through the Girl Scout levels of: Daisies (Grades K – 1), Brownies (Grades 2 – 3), Juniors (Grades 4 – 5) and Cadettes (Grades 6 – 9).
The primary purpose of Girl Scouts is to create fun, educational and innovative programs for girls that allow them the opportunity to explore their natural abilities and interests. From horseback riding to environmental stewardship, aeronautics, fashion, sports, science and adventure, Girl Scouting offers an incredible diverse offering of learning opportunities for girls in the important developmental years. In a safe and supportive environment along side other girls in their age group, girls earn achievement badges in their Troops, participate in service work with other girls, learn entrepreneurial skills through cookie sales, experience the wonders of nature at our camps, and take advantage of field trip opportunities.
All Girl Scout troops at St. John Vianney participate in food drives for the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, and are invited to the annual social at Country Springs Waterpark. Each troop identifies specific service projects, interesting badges to achieve and awards for achievement for girls to work toward.
Through Council-wide opportunities with neighboring school’s Girl Scout troops, SJV Girl Scouts participate in events such as Learn-it, Earn-it (a one-day badge workshop with each Daisy, Brownie or Junior troop facilitating one aspect of the requirement), World Friendship Day (an international celebration of Girl Scouts), Day Camp (the nation’s largest all-volunteer run one-week summer camp), the annual Cookies sale, mother-daughter and father-daughter events and monthly service projects.
The council office is located at 21430 West Greenfield Avenue, New Berlin (just west of Barker Road). The council office / gift shop is a great resource for leaders and parents alike.
For more information about Girl Scouting, refer to the the national Girl Scout website.