Troop Welcome Letter and Forms

Hello, Troop Members and Parents,

Welcome to troop 40445!  You are going to have a blast learning and growing with a great group of girls!  In order to become an official GSHG (Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia) Troop 40445 member, you and your parents need to fill out some very important forms, sign up to become a Girl Scout Member, pay your national membership dues (Every dollar of the membership dues is sent to GSUSA. This pays for accident insurance covering members participating in approved Girl Scout activities, program development, research, resources, training and services to councils, the 2013-2014 dues are $15), and pay your bi-annual troop dues (Troop dues provide the means to purchase awards, pins, badges, fun patches, supplies, books, and cover office supplies.  The bi-annual cost for our troop is $40).  As a Girl Scout, you will follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law, along with GSHG Safety Guidelines, and our troop’s policies.  Below, you will find a list of required forms to be completed by your family, as well as a link to our troop’s website with all of the information in one spot.  We can’t wait to meet all of you and spend the year helping you learn, build character and self-esteem while serving your communities.

  1. Girl Registration
  2. Girl Health History
  3. GSHG Parent Interest Survey
  4. Adult Registration
  5. Adult Health History
  6. Volunteer Application/Background Check

Forms 1-3 are mandatory.  Forms 4-6 are optional, but are required if the parent plans on participating with the troop in any way (including but not limited to; driving to events, helping with a meeting, cookie booth sales, and camping).  Our girl’s safety is our number one priority.  Anyone spending anytime with them will be required to have a background check, this is a Girl Scouts of America mandatory policy.  Please bring all completed forms and both dues ($55) with you to our second Girl Scout troop 40445 meeting.

Our meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 1609 Slater Street Valdosta, GA 31602, from 6:00-7:30pm.  We will also host various Saturday events throughout the year and will let you know well in advance for these dates and possible additional fees associated with them.  A calendar of events can be found on our website for our troop, and there is a council wide calendar on  We will try and write on our site frequently as well as load pictures and keep the calendar up to date.  So please take the time periodically to check out our troop’s site at

Please provide your Girls Scout with these supplies before her next meeting.  We, Troop 40445 with troop funds, will provide each girl with a bag to transport these items and a folder.  We will use the front pocket of your daughter’s folder to facilitate the transfer of various important papers consisting of: notes, Journey activities, and permission slips for events. Please ensure that your daughter brings her bag, supplies, and folder with completed forms to every meeting so that she can participate in the badge earing activities.

  • Glue Sticks
  • Elmer’s White Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • 24 count Crayons
  • Crayola washable markers

Warmest Regards,

Girl Scout Troop 40445 Leaders

Cheryl Jowers and Chris Phillips

Troop website:

Council’s website:

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  1. bianca smith

     /  August 31, 2013

    Hello. I have a Brownie and my oldest who just bridged to Juniors. We are about to leave Spain and i’m trying to find them a Girl Scout Troop in Valdosta. Please contact me at as i’m not finding an email address or phone number to contact you. Thank you.


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