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About Girls Troop 4103


Troop 4103 has a committed and fully trained adult leadership. Our leaders have extensive Scouting experience and training: 
  • Our Committee Chair, an outdoor enthusiast, is a  proud father of an Eagle Scout, and a wonderful daughter joining Troop 4103. He has been a dedicated scouting leader for about 11 years in the capacity of District Eagle Scouts Board Reviewer, Troop Eagle Project Mentor, Committee Chair, Adult Leaders Nomination Chair, Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor. His Scouts BSA related training includes Youth Protection, Shield the Vulnerable, Committee Challenge, Outdoor Leader Training, Wood Badge, Certified Snow Adventure Instructor and Merit Badge Counselor.
  • Our Scoutmaster, a proud mother of four Eagle Scouts, started a scouting journey 14 years ago and has served as a Committee Chair, Assistant Socutmaster, Committee Member of the PacSky Council Family Scouting Committee and a staff member of the International Jamboree. Her Scouts BSA related training includes Wilderness First Responder Certification, Wood Badge, Wilderness First Aid, CPR-Basic Life Support for Medical Professionals, Safety Afloat, Hazardous Weather and Safe Swim Defense.
  • Our Advancement Chair, a proud mother of a Life Scout and a Cadette Girl Scout, has an extensive international co-ed scouting and teaching experience as well as a 10-year long Scouts BSA experience. She has served as a Committee Chair, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Advancement Chair, Webmaster and Marketing Chair. Her Scouts BSA related training includes  Youth Protection, Shield the Vulnerable, CPR/First Aid, BALOO (adult leader outdoor orientation), Hazardous Weather, Merit Badge Counselors, Outdoor Program for Scouts and Outdoor Ethics. 
We feel so blessed to have such experienced, dedicated and passionate leaders who tremendously enjoy working with our scouts and selflessly donate their time to educating our youth.

One of the most important parts of our First Year program is to make sure that new Scouts feel comfortable
in our troop. We respect the methods of Scouting recommended by Scouts BSA, while providing a fun and interesting program. This insures that our Scouts are motivated to learn important new skills, advance through their ranks, while enjoying diverse activities and gaining experience.

Troop 4103 plans to have a small number of Scouts (about 15-20). This will enable us to work with girls on an individual basis and provide suitable leadership opportunities for all. Small troop size also means increased interaction between older and younger Scouts and more activities open to Scouts of all ages.
 
Outdoor activities, life skills and safety are the primary focus of our program. Our Scouts have opportunities to participate in at least one outdoor activity every month. A broad variety of activity types that we offer appeal to a wide range of interests, keeping the program fresh for our Scouts.
Troop 4103 planned outings will include most of the following:
  • Memorial Day Flag Decoration at Golden Gate National Cemetery
  • Biking and Camping in Monterey
  • Fishing and Camping at Mt. Shasta
  • Gold Rush Adventure Reminiscent of the 1800's at Boulder Creek
  • Biking at Lake Natoma and Visit to the Sacramento Capitol Building
  • Hiking and Camping in Yosemite
  • Snow Caving, sledding, Hiking at Claire Tappan, Norden 
  • Skiing/Snowboarding at Camp Sylvester, Pinecrest
  • Kayaking, Hiking, Sand Dune sliding and Camping at Morro Bay
  • Wilderness Camping and Hiking at Henry Coe State Park
  • Mountain Hiking and Camping at St. Helena 
  • Family Camping at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola
  • Bahamas Sailing Adventure for 14+ year old Scouts


Our adult leaders will not do anything that Scouts can do themselves. We are firmly committed to the 
concept of Scouts leading Scouts. One of the fundamental underpinnings of the Scouting program is the concept that a troop is “run by the Scouts”, with guidance from adults. We will emphasize leadership training at all levels and encourage our Scouts to learn and work together.



Finally, we never forget that Scouting is "a safe environment to make mistakes and learn with a purpose, while having fun". We will strive to keep our activities interesting and fun, led by the principles that make Scouts BSA one of the finest programs available to youth today.

We are glad that you stopped by to visit our site. If you are considering joining our Troop, please feel free to also visit us at one of our weekly Monday 7pm meetings at St. Simon Church, Jude Room, 1860 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA 94024.