Wednesday, May 22, 2013

First meeting of Daisy Troop


First Meeting/Family Meeting
Late September 2012


Goal:  For the girls to meet, get comfortable with us and my house and the structure of the meetings.  For the moms to learn the basic structure of what we’re doing, ask questions, fill out paperwork and pay dues ;)

(Forgive me if these first two sessions don’t fully live up to my OCD promise.  I didn’t start my typed meeting itineraries until Meeting three.)


Gathering:

Girls:  I took the girls into the craft room (yes, I have a craft room to indulge my craft

OCD)

Name Tag Craft: (Takes 15-20 minutes for a five year old if you let them spell their own name and peal their own stickers.)

Supplies:

                            1.      Foam Circles about three inches in diameter in several colors (I cut them out                               of  foam sheets). I cut more circles than the number of girls in case they mess up and so even the last girl their gets to choose a color.  (I’ve learned to make sure there is a lot of pink and purple).

                           2.      Daisy sticker with troop number on it

                           3.      Foam letters

                           4.      Foam flower stickers

                           5.      Foam markers

I wasn't taking pictures of everything back in September so I don't have a finished product, but these are the supplies we used.


Moms: Got to go with my co-leader into the living room to complete paperwork. 

Paperwork is her OCD.  She’s an expert on the stuff.  Thank God, `cause I hate it and the Girl Scouts love it!


I made pretty folders to hold all of the fun paperwork:




Paperwork:

1.      Registration forms for both mom and daughter.  We required both to be registered in our troop so the moms could come to field trips and events.  We (my co-leader) put them in the system ourselves so we knew they’d end up in the right place.  Registration fees were included in Dues.

2.      Health Forms for Mother and Daughter- same reason as above

3.      Permission slips for meetings (`cause the Girl Scouts  love their freaking paperwork)

4.      Know my Daughter” Form- recommend it for a new troop http://www.gscnc.org/files/pdf/leader/c330.pdf

5.      Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law

6.      Info for our first Field Trip


We also had:

7.  A Contact Sheet

8.  A list of the rules and expectations of our troop
(Do you believe that we’re OCD yet?  We were not leaders before, we were not Girl Scouts before, and this is my oldest daughter. We’re just nuts.)


         
Oh and we even made special clipboards for them: (actually my daughter made this one)


Girl Scout Circle: (Girls in the middle, moms on outside)

1.      Taught Girls the Quiet Hand- They did it well the first meeting, but soon they were so comfortable we had to be more creative to get the quiet.  We use things like “Catch a bubble in your mouth,” and “One, Two, Three, Eyes on me.” Works better with this age because remember what everyone says about Daisies… herding cats.  I still recommend teaching them the quiet sign right from the beginning. 


If you don’t know what the quiet sign is… per official GS glossary: “Raising the right hand over the head to signal for attention and quiet at any Girl Scout gathering. When the hand goes up, mouths go quiet, and everyone joins in giving the quiet sign.






2.      Girl Scout Promise: Just read it to them this time



I wrote it out and my daughter added the art work without my knowledge.



3.      Song:

I'm a Daisy Girl Scout


(Tune of I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little Daisy (hands together, at side of face, head tilted)
dressed in blue (hands pick up hem of uniform smock)
I am a Girl Scout (make 3 fingered sign)
you are too (point to neighbor)
When I go to meetings (hands out, palms up)
I sing and shout (hands cup around mouth)
I love being a Daisy Girl Scout (point to heart)

4.      Here We `Round the Daisy Circle- we used this for the first couple meetings until the girls got used to us and talking in a group.  It goes like this:


Take a bunch of fake daisies and pass it around the circle while singing:

      “Here we go `round the Daisy Circle, the Daisy Circle, the Daisy Circle

      Here we go `round the Daisy Circle, we have such fun at meetings”

Where the flowers land is whose turn it is to speak.  In this first meeting the girls had to say their name, their school and their grade (it’s a mixed troop).  You keep going until everyone has had a turn.
Flowers we use.  Many lost from frequent use.


This can take a while.  The girl’s loved it, but we had to stop and just go around the circle half way through the year.


5.      We had the girl’s try on vests (we had bought one small and one extra small) to see what size they were.  Yes, we bought and ironed and pinned the girls starting vests.  `Cause we’re OCD and didn’t trust the mom’s to have them all ri-I mean the same.  Cost was included in dues.

6.      We let them look at the journey books and Daisy Handbooks and gave them the option of buying them.  5/8 girl’s got the Handbook.  In the end, we decided all the girls needed the journey books and I still believe that.  In fact, I wish I’d made them all get the Handbooks.  I wasted a lot of ink on color photocopying. 

Daisy Handbook.  $22.50 at the Girl Scout Store
     
Journey Book $7 at the Girl Sout Store
















I should make this clear, it seems like a lot of people aren’t using the Handbook.  We used either the handbook or the journey book in every single meeting.  Don’t fight it.  Just buy it!



Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey

          If you’ve ever read this journey you’ll have noticed that it’s an introduction to the Garden where all the Flower Stories from the Handbook take place.  So, the way we structured this year was to weave the petals and the journey together over the course of the year.  Mostly we concentrated on the journey at the beginning and then took it back up in early Spring.

For example: handbook
This is the first story packet for Lupe the Lupine


Journey book:


Introduction of Lupe and many of the Flowers in Chapter 4 of the Journey book


            The Mini-Garden- this is a key part of the garden journey

The book recommends growing basil and lettuce leaves.  This sounded crazy boring and in my yard I have several of the flowers featured in the Daisy Flower garden so….




While my co-leader continued with the moms, I took the girls outside into my garden.  I showed them the marigold, zinnia, roses, Gerber daisies and morning glories.  The girls had a blast!  I let each pick a flower for their mom (I cut them with pruning shears).  Then we gathered seeds from the marigolds, daisies, and zinnias (in later September they are abundant.)
Marigolds from my yard


Zinnia (not the Green from the story, but still) from my garden



After the mom’s got flowers (big mom points here) we spread the seeds out on cookie sheets to dry in the sun.

          When they were done with the seeds I gave them a few minutes to decorate our mini-
          garden  container with stickers.



Closing Circle-

            By this point we had gone over the allotted hour and the moms were getting restless (the girls could have stayed all night), so we gathered them for a quick circle, sang the daisy song again and told them we’d see them in two weeks.





A post note on choosing your troop (ok a couple notes on choosing your troop):

1.  We chose a small group; I can’t imagine doing more than 10 girls at this age.  Many a leader never returns after dealing with 20 daisies.  And I think the girls get a better, more intimate experience.  Just do what you feel comfortable with.  Don't let anyone pressure you into taking more than you are comfortable with.  You can always add more next year. 

2.  Besides our two, we took girls off the waiting list. This may be scary at first, especially if the girls are in your house, but it turned out great for us.  And it felt very true to the girl scout way, “Make New Friends” and all that.
 
3.  We took girls from several different school- this way there were no cliques and we didn’t have to deal with school drama.  We had one pair of girls who just happened to be in the same class and they fought all the time about what was going on in school.  And they’re only 7!!  Diversity, you'll be thankful for it.  And the girl’s will have second group of friends to turn to if drama happens at school as they get older.

4.  Set expectations right away.  We sent out a very long, very OCD email setting troop expectations when we offered a spot in our troop to each girl.  Half of them turned us down, but the moms who agreed knew what kind crazy they were getting into.  Because of that our attendance was excellent, we always had a chaperone, no one balked when we ask for anything, and the girls attend a ton of field trips.  And our troop rocks!  (Not narcissistic just full of troop spirit! :))


           






200 comments:

  1. I found your blog through Pinterest. I'm a brand new co- leader to a new Daisy Troop. Is there anyway I could see the "very long, OCD email" you sent to the parents regarding Troop expectations?

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    1. Sure! Send me an email and I'll send it to you. I assume you mean the email inviting people to join, right? I also have a list of troop rules that we sent to the parents as soon as they'd joined if you'd like that too.

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    2. I'm also starting a Daisy troop my I also have copy of the email you sent out? My email is gscm10359@gmail.com

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    3. I would love to have a copy of the email & troop rules. I am starting a new Daisy troop also & love your blog. My email is girlztroop374@gmail.com
      Thanks

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    4. If you still have this email i would love to see it. I am starting up my first troop this fall and I am trying to get everything ready that I can now . Please and Thank You mccormicktiea@yahoo.com

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    5. I would LOVE this email, as well! shanniebananie78@gmail.com

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    7. Could you please forward those emails to me as well? Kdelarosa05@yahoo.com Thank you!

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    8. Please send me the emails, as well, to annekrishnan@gmail.com. Thank you for the great information!

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    9. Can you please send me the emails. I am starting a new troop. Thank you. justdc8@yahoo.com

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    10. Can you send me the invite email as well please? shawna0630@gmail.com

      Thanks!

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    12. I would love the emails too! hchirtzel@anderson.edu

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    13. Hello - can you please email me the parent letter and anything else you used as well? dfwitte@gmail.com

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    14. I just got started as a Daisy Troop Leader also. I would love to see any forms, letters, etc you have. I am overwhelmed! Thanks! taraelaine317@hotmail.com

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    15. I would love the advice of the letters/emails that you used to begin your troop. I think guidelines and expectations are very important, I just do not know how to go about it. Thank you GirlScouts02745@gmail.com

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    16. I would love the advice of the letters/emails that you used to begin your troop. I think guidelines and expectations are very important, I just do not know how to go about it. Thank you GirlScouts02745@gmail.com

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    17. I'm a new Daisy leader this year too. We have 18 girls right now. Meetings are getting a little rowdy. What are your meeting rules?

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    18. I'm planning to start a troop with my daughter next year! If you can, I would love the letter/email you sent at the beginning. I am extremely OCD (planning for next fall in February!) and appreciate any advice/help you can offer! jenren85@gmail.com

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    19. Hello,
      I'm also very new and would like the parent email, if I can have it please! I've got ocd and could use help. If you can message me how you went about getting the vests and dues money from the parents and also any insight on how prepare for meeting! Thank you so much.
      Dgsl61206@gmail.com

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    20. Just came across this blog and even though it's been some time, I would love that email too. Riticantu@gmail.com, thank you!

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    21. Same here. Just ran across your blog via Pinterest. If you still have the rules and guidelines and email, can you please send me a copy? april.sweat08@gmail.com THANK YOU!

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    22. I am starting a new troop and would love to have your parent/daisy expectations to share with our families. teach4kids1201@yahoo.com Thank you!

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    23. Another new Daisy leader here requesting your letter to join and rules letter, please and thank you! vandria@yahoo.com

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    24. I am a new Daisy leader and would love to see the email as well if you still have it. Ksherwood0524@outlook.com Thank you!

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  2. I'd like the same. I'm starting my first Daisy troop this year. My email is millerfam0128@gmail.com

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    1. Can I please have the email and anything that may help i am starting with nothimg. I havebno idea what to say or what to hand out anything will help! please and thank you! amorgan3308@gmail.com

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    2. ME ME ME thank you very much!

      krussell@welka.com

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    3. Me too please

      Melissa.m.gabriel@gmail.com

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    4. If you don't mind, I'd like to see them both too LAKocanjer@gmail.com

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    5. I would appreciate the help, too! Thank you so much! mlarson1977@gmail.com We're having our first official meeting next Monday! :) Working on my kaper chart now. :)

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    6. Hi! I would appreciate the help as well! If you could send it to me too. bavie317@hotmail.com Thanks!!

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    7. I will be a new daisy troop leader this year. Would you mind sending me your OCD email. I want a lot of parent participation because this is my first year and I do not want to have all the stress I see some troop leaders having. This would be a great help. Thank you soooooo much. Your blog has helped me in so many ways preparing for the upcoming year :)

      Mandishea88@yahoo.com

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    9. I know this is a long shot but would someone be willing to share the emails with me as well! Never been a Girl Scout and went to my first meeting because my daughter was interested and walked out selected to form a troop! Im excited but now searching for helpful direction and I begin to find my way.
      amanda_woods143@yahoo.com

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    10. I know this is a long shot but would someone be willing to share the emails with me as well! Never been a Girl Scout and went to my first meeting because my daughter was interested and walked out selected to form a troop! Im excited but now searching for helpful direction and I begin to find my way.
      amanda_woods143@yahoo.com

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  3. Hi, Thank you for blogging. I read thru several of your meeting posts and really enjoy the inspiration to become a leader. I am filling out the paper work now to get started. I am sorry to ask, but I would love to see what you have emailed to the parents regarding Troop expectations. The Girl Scout council came to our school & there are was a large turn out for a troop, but we have no troop leader. So I may not need the invitation email, but would love to see it anyways. Thanks again for your post and look forward to your email. SUPER THANKS!! Tyanne (Conover, NC) tyannerose@yahoo.com

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    1. If you still have the OCD welcome email, I would love it sent to me. 5states1year@gmail.com

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    2. Can I get a copy of your welcome email? Mido334@gmail.com

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  4. I would likento see the very long OCD email that was sent to the moms zs Iam a new co leader as well.my email is landonkimber@aol.com.

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    1. I'm sending it your way. Good luck!

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    2. I would appreciate the emails as well. Late Daisy leader. Thank you! beautifultimes@gmail.com

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    3. Could I have a copy of email? First year is tough! Kellybeck19@yahoo.com

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    4. New Daisy troop leader here.. could I also request a copy of the OCD email.. thanks! courtneybaeza@gmail.com

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  5. I too need all the help I can get! Our first daisy troop meeting is next week. Anything you can email would be awesome:) wildchildofmine@gmail.com Thanks in advance!

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  6. I would appreciate the email as well. I am a new girl scout member and daisy leader. SO all the help the better. Thanks! jwilsonazphoto@gmail.com

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  7. I would love this email too! Starting a new troop. : )
    cscala@hotmaol(dot)com

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  8. I could really benefit from the email as well. Whitemd@uindy.edu

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  9. Count me in for the email as well please :) and the rules if you don't mind. Im a new leader and could really use the help! Thanks so much and I love your blog!! My email is dccrick@hotmail.com

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  10. I have just decided to become the Daisy Troop Leader for my daughter's troop. It was either me or no troop! I am jumping in with no idea what to do or say to these girls or their parents. If you could pleas send me the email you sent them and your troop rule I would greatly appreciate it! am.curtis2@live.com

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  11. I am so happy I found your blog! We are a new troop and tis is so much help! Could you forward your rules and the email to me as well?
    Stephfanelli@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  12. OMG this is a wonderful blog!!! Great job :o) Thank you for all your hard work .... I would love to see those OCD emails and rules pretty please! Total newbie Daisy leader here :o)
    lmckale@gmail.com
    Thank you very much

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  13. Hi, I'm starting up anew troop, and would love to see your OCD email and rules! I am so thankful you made this blog to help me get a better idea of what is meant why some of the ideas in the books... You make it seem less scary..

    lesleyness@msn.com

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  14. Same same same. New daisy leader. Can I see your e-mail? Found your through pinterest. Yay pinterest! kaitie@gmail.com

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  15. I would like to have the email you sent out as well. New Daisy Leader also in the GSCNC.

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  16. I realize you may be tired of sending the email out so many times but I'm starting my very first Daisy troop (a bit late) and would love to hear how you invited others and the guidelines you gave the parents as well. rusticremnants@yahoo.com

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  17. I would love to see this email as well! vbgmackey@gmail.com

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  18. Not to make you crazy, but I would love that email too. kacurtin at gmail

    I LOVE your blog - I was just starting to think I'd made a rash decision when I offered to co-lead, but this is very motivating!

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  19. If this is a repeat I appologize. I am not sure if my comments were posted, but I would love to see that email. melanieintiso@aol.com. Please and thank you. Love your blog too, by the way.

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  20. Hi, I am a new Daisy scout leader and would absolutely love to see that email too, my e-mail address is mcunningham0510@gmail.com - thank you in advance, your blog is so wonderful and has so many creative ideas! Thank you

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  21. IWould Really Appreciate The Information You Have Share My Email Is Ldboose@Yahoo.Com And Thank You ForSharingYourExperience

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  22. Oh my I would LOVE both of those emails too. I've been frantically trying to prepare for my first meeting and your post was the first one that I found the most helpful. THANK YOU. Any chance I could get copies? erinmck12@aol.com THANK YOU SO MUCH

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  23. Me too! Me too! (jumping up and down) Thanks you sooooo much!!!
    amykrawczak@ymail.com

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  24. Please send me the email, I am starting a new troop and need all the help I can get. I would really appreciate this. Thank you so much!
    Caroline
    sweetcarolin1103@aol.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the email it was fantastic, I definitely appreciate it. I look forward to your blog and your great tips.

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  25. Hi- I would also love the email if you don't mind! :) Starting a new Daisy troop and have no clue what I am doing!
    Thanks,
    Jenn
    jennpfleegor@hotmail.com

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  26. Could I also have the email with rules? I'm the leader of a new daisy troop & I have no clue what I'm doing! :) Thanks!
    kcanseco@gmail.com

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  27. I would also like the OCD email as well as the troop rules that you sent out. I am a co-leader of a brand new Daisy Troop of 15 1st graders. I can use all the help I can get! Thank you! Tonifaye76@gmail.com

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  28. Well it looks like I'm pretty much in the same boat as the rest of the New Daisy Troop leaders! ;) If you have a minute I would love the see the e-mails you sent out! Thank you so much for writing this blog! It is definitely calming my nerves! Thanks again!! lorihensley0607@gmail.com

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  29. I too am just starting as a Daisy troop leader and would appreciate that email you sent out. Thanks for having such great ideas on your blog.
    michellebetts@netscape.net

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  30. I'm also starting a Daisy troop my I also have copy of the email you sent out? My email is gscm10359@gmail.com

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  31. Thank you for sharing all of your Daisy experiences! I am preparing to lead a Daisy troop for the first time and this has been very helpful. I'd love a copy of your parent email/ rules! Thank you!!! christiehenderly@gmail.com

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  32. Thanks for blogging and sharing all this info!! I would also love a copy of the email/rules you sent! etgg7982@gmail.com.

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  33. Hi! I just found your blog through Pinterest and it's super helpful so far. Would you mind emailing your troop expectations and troop rules? Thank you so much!

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    1. Sorry about the delay. I'd be happy to send that over, but I need an email.

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  34. I am a new troop leader too, no Girl Scout Experience, but OCD as well! I would love if you could send me any information! vanessa.hicks331@gmail.com!

    Thank you so much! Off to steal some of your wonderful ideas!

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  35. Hi! If you are still willing to send out the OCD email and troop rules, I would be so grateful! My email is jessihalv@hotmail.com. Thanks for great information!

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  36. I am getting a bit of a late start on this experience and would love a copy of the email and troop rules that you developed. Please send to thestefaniks@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  37. Another late to the start - but would LOVE your OCD email as well!! jax3683@gmail.com

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  38. I'm loving your blog. Our troop just started this Novemeber, and lucky me I'm a newbie troop leader. CGARCIA4268 at gmail dot com

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  39. Hi, would love to get the email from you too.

    erikrissa@comcast.net

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  40. I love your blog, thank you for the tips. I am getting a very late start with a new troop and would love to have s copy of your troop rules and parent letter. Thank you so much!!! srgoolsby3@gmail.com

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  41. Hi, I'm a co-leader for a new troop, could you please send me a copy of troop rules and parent letter.Thanks!!
    redheadkathleen@yahoo.com

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  42. Me too! I am also a new daisy leader and compeletely overwhelmed. My email is HBShanel@gmail.com. THANK YOU!

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  43. Love this. I recently had to step into a bigger leader role in my daughters troop. I would love to have a copy of the troop rules and the parent email! Thank you in advance=) acoltpta@gmail.com

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  44. I really enjoyed reading your blog and looking through your wonderful ideas. I too am starting my own Daisy troop in June and would love any templates, forms, information, etc. that you'd be willing to pass along. I REALLY appreciate your generosity in sharing your stories and hard work and what you're doing to help new leaders. Thank you, Karen skyah71@yahoo.com

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  45. Hello. I am late in the game but I am starting a daisy troop soon at my daughter's school. There is hardly any troops here so I have no mentors to talk too. Could you please email me info, templates, rules and expectations you sent to the parents when you first started. Anything will help. My email is qlanning@yahoo.com. Thank you for your time and considerations. Susan

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  46. I would love to see those letters. Can you please email them to me. I am a new leader and I have no idea where to begin. Any help and pointers would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Email camille.moreno88@yahoo.com

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  47. I am also starting a new daisy troop in the next week or so. I love your ideas! Could you send me a copy of your invitation e-mail you sent to parents and a copy of your troop's rule & expectations? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
    e-mail: cagrown27@hotmail.com

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  48. Hi! Can you please email the list of troop rules/expectations and also the very long email you sent to the parents? My email address is alanachin33@gmail.com. I have looked all over your blog and cannot locate your email address. I love your blog, I am a new Daisy leader and your blog is so helpful!

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  49. I have to chime in and commend you for all this information - it's great! As a new Daisy leader, I'm finding it overwhelming just getting organized, much less find fun creative ideas to lead our girls. I would love to have your list of troop rules & expectations as well as the invitation email for reference. Thank you! Sranders827@gmail.com

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  50. I would love to see that e-mail too. Soon to be daisy leader also! minau9@gmail.com

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  51. AS a new Daisy leader I would love a copy of the rules /expectations you sent out to the parents. lizinderi@gmail.com
    New ideas are always appreciated and I need all the help I can get.

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  52. My daughter just joined a daisy troop. We have had one actual meeting and a bowling outing. My daughter has yet to receive her apron,troop number,or any patches. I paid $65 up front. I was never asked to fill out any paper work either. My husband has Ben a den leader for my son and its nothing like this. I'm lost at what I should be doing. My email is jen21socal@yahoo.com please send any advice 8(

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  53. I would love to see your letter and expectations also. We are starting a new daisy troop this fall! Thanks in advance!
    ebown_rn@yahoo.com

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  54. I love all your ideas. I am a new Daisy troop leader and am very nervous. Would you please be so kind to share all of your templates and any ideas to help me create an exciting year. Thanks so so much in advance. sweetnez810@aol.com

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  55. This is amazing! Our troop ended up breaking away and I am teaching the daisy part of our troop (we have all ages) and all this information is great! Thank you for sharing!

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  56. Hello,
    I came across your blog through Pinterest. I am a new leader prepping for the upcoming year and I would love to see your intro and rules email. Amaperry203@gmail.com

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    1. I posted it to the site a few months back. Look under the label "info" :)

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  58. I am in the process of becoming a Girl Scout troop leader. I love your information and attention to detail, however, I ask that you reconsider using the term "OCD" as an adjective or an adverb. It is a mental illness, not a clever way to describe organizational skills. Thank you
    http://iocdf.org/about-ocd/

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  59. hi! i keep trying to leave a post but I love your blog and attitude towards this process. Would you please send me the email? riklausner@gmail.com we start next week!

    thanks so much for all your posts!

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  61. I would love the guidelines as well! I love your blog!

    Sierrafrench@outlook.com

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  62. I am a new Daisy leader starting a new troop and I am trying to figure out the approximate amount for dues per daisy for the year. I was wondering if you could share what you included in the initial dues at the start of daisies and how you handled that. Thank you
    Twokidsandadog@aol.com

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  63. Hi' I'm starting a new troop too and would love your rules and expectations lists. My email is mak8818@nycap.rr.com. I'm meeting with my potential asst leader tonight and would love to have this info to go over with her. Thank you so much

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  64. I'm a co-leader of a group of 12 girls, and I would love both your rules and expectations lists. My email is hegartyte@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  65. Hi. I just want to also tell you that I'm so happy that I found your blog. My co-leader and I met last night to plan starting our new troop and blogs like yours will become so helpful as we get going. We'd really love to get your expectations and rules list so that we can also make every parent aware of what we are expecting right up front so there are as few issues as possible. Thanks again. mak8818@nycap.rr.com

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  66. Hello there...I'm going on a Pinterest pinning spree for Girl Scouts and came across your blog. I would LOVE to see your email also if you could send it to me. My email is JamieClark2010@gmail.com I've never done GS and I'm starting a Daisy Troop as Troop Leader for my daughter's school. I could use all the help I can get! THANK YOU!!!

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  67. I'm a newbie as well - can I please get a copy of your parent email and troop rules as well? So loving your blog!! Thanks!!

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  68. Could you please e-mail me a copy as well? Thank You! nelsonbuildersllc@yahoo.com

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  69. Can you send a copy of your welcome email and rules to me too? I'm a brand new Daisy leader. aktroop453@yahoo.com

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  70. Can you send a copy of your welcome email and rules to me too? I'm a brand new Daisy leader. aktroop453@yahoo.com

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  71. I would like the OCD email as well I'm going to be starting a daisy brownie troop. I've never been a part of Girl Scouts so any information you have I'd appreciate it greatly. Littlebabykisses1022@yahoo.com

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  72. Can you send a copy of your welcome email and rules to me too? I'm a brand new Daisy leader. pauladshapiro@gmail.com

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  73. I would love anything you are willing to share. Just getting started.

    Mrslooper@gmail.com

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  74. Hi' I'm starting a new troop too and would love your rules and expectations lists. My email is joneslm12@outlook.com

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  75. If you still have that email. I'd love it!!

    Pinguinlvr@roadrunner.com

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  76. I'd love the rules and expectations list as well if you are still forwarding them! Have just had one meeting and one unit organized outing and could really use some rules!

    kudi.pataka@gmail.com

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  78. I would love to have any paperwork, emails, ruless and start up info you are willing to share. This will be my first year and I'm so clueless as what to do. Brandi.leger@gmail.com thanks a bunch!

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  79. I would love to have any paperwork, emails, ruless and start up info you are willing to share. This will be my first year and I'm so clueless as what to do. Brandi.leger@gmail.com thanks a bunch!

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  80. I would love samples of all your paperwork, rukes, emails, anything you are willing to share to give me a head start. I'm a newbie.

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  81. OK, me too, please! I'm a new Daisy leader looking for your OCD emails, rules, ect. if you still have them! Please and Thank you!
    staceyhughey78@yahoo.com

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  82. OK, me too, please! I'm a new Daisy leader looking for your OCD emails, rules, ect. if you still have them! Please and Thank you!
    staceyhughey78@yahoo.com

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  83. I would love anything you have to share as well! Particularly the rules and a dues break down if you still have it. saras5184@aol.com

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  84. If you are able to email them as well, that would be very, very appreciated. Thank you so much! shawndra.sawyer@gmail.com

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  86. Please send it to me as well. I am a new leader and I do not have a clue to what I am doing blumoonlight31@aol.com

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  87. I am a new co-leader as well and would love to see the email and rules that you sent to all the parents! Thank you so much!!!

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  88. I am a new co-leader as well and would love to see the email and rules that you sent to all the parents! Thank you so much!!!

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  89. I'd love to see the email and rules you sent also!

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  90. Hi, could you please send me both emails as well? Thanks! No spaces gmail account - jenn ifer laur iac lark

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  91. I would love to see the emails as well! Thanks in advance! jlfmcnichols (at) gmail

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  92. Hello! I am starting a Daisy troop and would love to have a copy of both emails if you are still sharing. My email is ntrlmama3 (at) yahoo. Thanks!!

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  93. Hello! I would love to see your email with the rules, and welcoming your troop :)
    danielanero@me.com
    Thank you so much

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  94. Me too, thank you so much! microally@gmail dot com

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  95. Hi! I love your blog! Could you send me any forms you have? Your welcoming letter, letter of rules, etc. I am just starting a daisy troop. Jc_oro_kenshin@hotmail.com

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  96. I would love to see the email and rules too, and anything else you don't mind sharing! Thanks so much!! jackie.m.mitchell@gmail.com

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  98. I would love to see the email also! My email is tawny.gonzalez@gmail.com. Thank you SO much!!

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  99. I would love to see the email also! My email is tawny.gonzalez@gmail.com. Thank you SO much!!

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  100. I'm so happy I found this blog! Can you please email me the infamous emails to lynncann16@gmail.com? Thanks so much!!!

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    1. If you click the link that says Info to the right, it has all the emails, rules and invite.

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  101. would love the email and rules too!

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    1. my email would help... ekhatib@aol.com

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  102. Hi! I'm not sure if you still have the parent email but if you do my email is JaimeCapra10@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  103. Hi! I am starting a troop for my daughter and her friends, will you please send me the parent email and the troop rules? I would appreciate it! tswill86@gmail.com

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  104. Id love to get the the emails and paperwork for the first meeting. I just started my troop and our first meeting is next week! My email is troop37869@gmail.com

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  105. Ooopsie, I found the information on the right! You are a true blessing! Thanks for blogging!

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  106. HI Can I get a copy of the emails/letters that you sent out to parents and paperwork for the first meeting? THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    tek.family@yahoo.com

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  107. Love the email also
    Marycranetroop380@aol.com thank you!

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  108. Could I please get the email and rules you sent out? I am at christinahardman@gmail.com THANK YOU!!! :)

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  109. I would absolutely love a copy of the email and rules and any other documents you found helpful! We are just starting a multi level group, so we will have daisys, brownies and jrs! any help is SO appreciated!
    Jessicaderubeis@gmail.com

    Also~ Read something cute about doing a pen pal thing with a group from a different state if anyone is interested?? :)

    Thank you!!!

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  110. I too, would love to see your email and rules. I have been a leader for several years and am struggling with my parents. This year we are putting rules in writing and having both girl and parent sign them. Thanks.
    bethnilson@msn.com

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  111. I too, would love to see your email and rules. I have been a leader for several years and am struggling with my parents. This year we are putting rules in writing and having both girl and parent sign them. Thanks.
    bethnilson@msn.com

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  112. Do you still have the email available? Could you send it to me at Fields.kann@gmail.com

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  113. I would love a copy as well :) jryan2928@yahoo.com Thanks

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  114. please send a copy - wbridges1@charter.net

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  115. Wow, this is impressive. I am also starting as a leader for the first time. My parent information meeting is next week. I would love "OCD email", rules and expectations, and anything else you might think I need. Thank you so much. What a wonderful resource. - tammy@com2media.com

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  116. I LOVE your blog! You are my OCD Hero. :) If you are still accessing this site, I would be appreciative of any and all emails you could send me. I was not in Girl Scouts, and will be a Co-Leader this year. Yikes! Please send the very long "OCD Email" and the Rules and Expectations. Thank you dearly. Sincerely, Tammy Kang: Email: tammystanselkang@gmail.com.

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  117. Hi! I am also leading a group this year and I have never been a girl Scot and have no clue what I am doing! Would you please send me a copy of your long OCD email, the rules and expectations, and any other materials you may have? Thank you so much! Cindy. Cindyfernald@aol.com

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  118. Hi! I am also leading a group this year and I have never been a girl Scot but i was in it till the 6th grade and loved it! Would you please send me a copy of your long OCD email, the rules and expectations, and any other materials you may have? Your Blog is amazing and thank you so much! Lauren Lgreve06@yahoo.com

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  119. I would love the info as well!!!

    susangraham78@hotmail.com

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  120. I love your blog! I hope you're willing to share your e-mail with me as well. hrmeister@cox.net

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  121. Hi! I just started a daisy troop and I am looking for your really long ocd email as well. I related so much with your blog! my email is xelliexmayx@gmail.com i'd really appreciate a copy of any letters you send out!

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  122. I would love to see the OCD email and the list of rules and expectations that you have made. I am a new leader and would like to lay it out from the beginning like you did.

    angelawbarnes@gmail.com

    thank you

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  123. I am a new leader and would like to lay it out from the beginning like you did.I will be having daisy,brownies and juniors. I need all the help I can get. Can you please send me a copy of your information to ashleysigler98@gmail.com

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  124. Love this blog (from another OCD mom and soon-to-be Daisy Leader) I would LOVE to see the email as well if you don't mind sending it along. kdgrover@gmail.com
    Thank you!!

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  125. If you are still sending these out, I,too, would love a copy.
    Rhuntington1670@gmail.com

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  126. If you are still sending these out, I,too, would love a copy.
    Rhuntington1670@gmail.com

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  127. Hi! If you are still sending out the email, I would love a copy. I am a soon-to-be Daisy & Brownie troop leader. Thank you in advance! janet.alizadeh@yahoo.com

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  128. Hi I'm also interested in these emails if possible, thank you in advance. I really appreciate it. Gina.dearmore@gmail.com

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  129. Hi! I'm interested in the emails as well. Thanks so much! Troop1971girlscouts@gmail.com

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  130. Hi! I'm also starting a new daisy troop and I need all the bel I can get. Can you please send me the email, rules, and expectations of the troops? Thanks in advance! beccamui@gmail.com

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  131. I would really appreciate the email as well! I'm starting a daisy troop.
    Pureromancebydanalove@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  132. I would really appreciate the email as well! I'm starting a daisy troop.
    Pureromancebydanalove@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  133. I am a brand new daisy troop leader . If you wouldn't mind sending me a copy of the emails you are referring to in this blog I would greatly appreciate it. Nhayniechc@gmail.com

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  134. I am a new Daisy troop leader to and would love to see your email and list of expectations if you could. I would really appreciate it! Econnors82@gmail.com

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  135. Are you still sending the helpful 1st email?? May I ask that you send it to me too, please? Thank you! angelaxolvera@gmail.com

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  136. Hopefully this email is still being sent out- If so I would love a copy. shurekab@gmail.com

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  137. Can you please give me a copy of you'email, rules, and expectations of the troops? Thank you. My e-mail address is hyundaigirl1977@comcast.net Thank you very munch. Catherine Smith

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  138. I would also love a copy of both the rules and expectations. My email address is lkim802@icloud.com

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  139. I would love a copy of your OCD email! ashley.mcleish@yahoo.com

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