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Old 05-30-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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I will be moving to the area soon, too. I would be happy to be a co-leader for a Daisy Troop. My daughter is a rising kindergartener. When I know my address, I'll contact the council.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (formerly Vienna, VA)
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My experience with this council has been quite frustrating. Girl Scouts is not as popular here as it was in Northern Virginia. It's hard to get in touch with our local Council leader (Chapel Hill area) and/or get a response. I, fortunately, through our development's listserv was able to contact a current leader who helped me out immensly. I was able to get my older daughter in a Junior Troop (although at a different school since our school has none). My younger daughter had to go in a Kindergarten Daisy Troop that was just getting started because there were only 3 troops in our area (she's in 1st grade). Many of the troops are not willing to take newcomers.

I was willing to be a leader, but you must have a co-leader to get started, and that's hard to do if you don't iknow anyone. (In our old Council, a co-leader was not necessary, although a second parent/adult had to be present.)

Now that we know more people, I am going to start up a 2nd grade Brownie troop here for next year. Anyone I mention it to that my daughter is in Girl Scouts, says, "Wow, how did you find out about them? I tried when I moved here, but couldn't find out anything."

I don't know where you're moving to, but hopefully, in Raleigh, there is better communication. You really have to be proactive around here. It's been very frustrating for me.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I will be moving to the area soon, too. I would be happy to be a co-leader for a Daisy Troop. My daughter is a rising kindergartener. When I know my address, I'll contact the council.
I am a leader in Cary. Do you know what town you'll be living in?
I would recommend contacting council in that area now so you get started with the training necessary to become a leader/co-leader. That way it will already be completed when scouts start back up in the fall. And if you already have a general idea of where you are going to be living, they can probably hook you up with other leaders so you can start talking now.
There is a serious shortage of leaders in my area and therefore a long waiting list of girls to get into troops but of course if you offer to help lead, your daughter will get a spot.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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I have personally attempted contacting the council office countless times in regards to getting my daughter into a daisy program. I have a daughter who is daisy age but I have had no luck finding her a troop. michgc I am located in durham but run a BSA Venturing Crew in Chapel Hill, so would prefer a chapel hill daisy troop. Perhaps now that you have relocated to chapel hill you had better luck then I did finding a daisy troop. If no perhaps we can get our girls together.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (formerly Vienna, VA)
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I actually ended up hooking up with a woman who was just starting a troop, so we pulled one together ourselves. We are doing a mixed Daisy/Brownie troop right now (1st and 2nd graders). I am the Brownie leader and she is the Daisy leader. I had to work hard to recruit some of our girls, and the other names came to us through the council. There is a new person in charge of council now, and she seems more responsive than the last person.

Honestly, your best bet in getting your daughter in Girl Scouts is to find others who want to join and form a group yourselves.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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I hope you have some answer from here if you start a troop would be the best way or you may not get in,Keep calling the office ,ask for the area leader in charge of the Daisy for the area you will be in As here in Area 19 I could give you a name. Find a co-leader asap. ask retired person I am a grand mother had daughter now I have grand daughter inGS if I had not Vol again she would not be i her troop. We need people to help out ,It not that hard few hours a week and you will enrich so many girl life, PLEASE and good luck , Keep calling till you find a spot!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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Forget to add Find some one to be co-leader.and see if you can find space like your church/apt comlex community room and you will not have a problem in starting a group. Lot of people will help you out if you in Cary I know some cadettie that may love to help you out, Check out the summer day camp great way to meet new girls and adults If you vol. you get a spot eve if they say they are full need vol!! It so Worth it!!
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