On my honor I will try:
to share my daughter's new interest
And show appreciation for her efforts
To live up to the Promise and the Law
To give her opportunities to practice
her new skills at home
To attend the troop events to which
I am invited
And to support Girl Scouting by
Working for and Contributing to
Activities and funds that make
Scouting possible in our community.
- Each member of our Girl Scout Troop
and her family agree to respect the traditions and practices
of Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.
- Members are obligated to participate
in mandatory Temple events, as required by the Affiliated Organizations
of the Temple. (Article IV, Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist
Temple Scouting Program By-Laws). These events include but are
not limited to: Temple Clean-up, Garden Clean-up, Obon Festival,
and Yakisoba: fund-raiser.
- Parents are expected to attend Parent
Meetings. These meetings are held on the 4th Friday of each month.
Occasionally, the meeting will be held on the 3rd Friday due
to holidays or special events. Advance notification will be given
if the meetings are changed from the 4th Friday.
At the Parent Meetings, the Girl Scout Leaders apprise parents
on activities and lessons the Troop Members worked on during
the month. Parents and Leaders discuss outings, awards and activities.
They work together to solve problems and address concerns.
- Parent committees are formed to organize
the parent involvement for our fundraisers, celebrations and
Temple commitments. Each family must participate on at least
one committee, unless they are an elected Parent Committee Officer.
Committees are created for the Halloween Party, Nuts and Calendar
Sale, Cookie Sale, Obon, Garden Clean-up, Yakisoba, Temple Clean-up,
and Hospitality for Scout Related Functions.
- The Parent
Committee Officers oversee the basic
functions of the troop. These positions are: Chairperson, Vive
Chairperson, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary,
and Historian. The Chairperson is the representative for the
Girl Scout Troop at Temple Board meetings, while the Vice Chairperson
attends the Temple Affiliated Organization meetings. The Chairperson
also presides at all monthly Parent Meetings.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP
- Parents are encouraged to participate
with their daughter(s) during meetings. This is especially true
for parents with younger girls in the Brownie or Daisy programs.
Each level has its own parent meeting, which parents are strongly
encouraged to attend.
- Our troop activities and outings are
funded by two major Girl Scout Council fund-raisers and one Temple
fund-raiser during the year. They are our Nuts and Calendar Sale
which takes place during October/November and our Cookie Sale
which occurs in February/March. These fund-raisers are organized
through the efforts of Parent Committees.
The success of these fund raisers, due to the efforts of all
of our Girl Scout families has allowed us to support troop activities
and to cover expenses. Costs include materials for Troop projects,
badges and outings.
Dues are collected by each level to
pay for weekly meeting supplies and activities.