What is the Bending Bayous Community?
A Girl Scout Community is the local volunteer support group for troops in a specific area; a place to network, share concerns, find mentors, and get answers to questions. The Community also provides opportunities for the girls to get to know other Girl Scouts in their area, for younger girls to see older girls in action, and a place where older girls can provide service and leadership.
The Bending Bayous Community is a GREAT way to draw on the experiences of fellow leaders and create local chances for girls of different ages to come together.
Who makes up the community?
Some of the main schools include Annunciation Orthodox, St. Anne, River Oaks Baptist, River Oaks Elementary, St. John’s, Wharton, and Wilson.
What does the Community do?
- Monthly meetings Quarterly Summits; All About Journeys; Making a Difference Through Service Projects; Path to Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards; Cookie Bites Round Table; Foolproof Finances; Q&A Session. Meet other leaders and get the advice you need! Share your expertise!
- Community Events Me and My Guy Dance; Community Bowling Party; Community Bridging Ceremony; Leader / Daughter Luncheon — what are your ideas? Email us your ideas.
- Provides Communication via e-mail and the website about news and events within our Community and around the Council.
- Organizes Events for troops in our Community, hosted by one of our very own troops.
- A Great Way to Network with leaders and adult volunteers both seasoned and new.
Who leads the Community?
Fellow volunteers just like YOU lead the Community.
Below is the team for 2020-2021.
Community Leadership Team: Pat Rountree (year 1 of 2 year term) and Amanda Focke (year 2 of 2 year term)
Community Service Team:
Treasurer: Joy Lee (ready to transition off in coming year, after many years of service)
Financial Specialist: Amanda Focke (interim – need a volunteer for this role, can be a 1 year appointment)
Product Sales Team Leads: Connie and Dean Eicher
Communications: Diana Metyko
Recruitment and Registration Team Lead: Vacant (need a volunteer for this role, can be a 1 year appointment)
Mentor Team Lead: Mayson Planck
Training Liaison: Kathy Fenninger
Recognitions Team Lead: Vacant (need a volunteer for this role, can be a 1 year appointment)
Volunteer Engagement Manager (VEM) for troop leader / volunteer support: Desiree McKissic, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Engagement Manager (CEM) for recruitment and registration: Melody Alanis, email@example.com
Email us if you are interested in getting more involved with the Bending Bayous Community.