201 160th Street South, Suite 204
Spanaway, WA 98387

Information & Expectations

Welcome to troop #46985! We are a joint Girl Scout and Young Starz Dance Troop. Girls will be both Girl Scout members and Young Starz Dancers to enjoy the best of both organizations!
Troop Leaders/Volunteers
Marzella Harris - trueblessingnpo@gmail.com, 253-693-8381
Tah-Tiana Lux - trueblessingnpo@gmail.com, 253-693-8381
Crystal Perryman - trueblessingnpo@gmail.com, 253-693-8381

Want to volunteer let us know your skills.
Troop Treasurer - Crystal Perryman
Troop Cookie Parent - (it could be you!)
Troop Dance instructor - (it could be you!)
Uniforms
Required
Membership Pin and Tab
Young Starz Shirt
Daisy’s only - Daisy Petal Pack (purchase and give to leaders so we can distribute as we earn them!)
Recommended
Vests, Sash, Tunics (Daisies only) - not mandatory but offers a sense of identity and source of pride as it fills up with fun patches and petals earned during the year. Girls will vote on preference at the first meeting.
If you purchase a Sash, Vest or Tunic then you can also get the troop numbers and the Council badge.

A Girl Guide is available but not necessary. We will have one for the troop at each level that can be borrowed by parents as needed or desired.

Troop Wish list
Wet Wipes
First Aid Kit
(please feel free to add anything to the wish list.)

Meetings
Young Starz Girl Scouts meets every Saturday from 11am - 1pm, unless stated otherwise. Since Troop Members are both Girl Scouts and Young Starz dancers, all girls 9 and older can participate weekly. Girls age 8 and under will only be Girl Scouts until they are old enough to join Young Starz but will have “field trips” to the Young Starz classroom as scheduled.

There will be additional Girl Scout field trips that may occur on other days of the week.

Snacks
We will be asking for family volunteers to provide a small, healthy snack on Girl Scout Saturday meeting days. Let us know which meetings you can help out with and keep track of what you’ve volunteered for in the table below. Please let us know if your family has any allergies!!! If your family would like to support snack during Young Starz, weeks let us know.

Girl Scout Meeting Dates
Snacks Provide by…
October

November

December

January

February

March

April

Parent Participation
If you are planning on staying and helping at meetings please become a Troop Helper:
Register as an adult troop member (FA is available) – through your MyGS member profile
Complete a background check

If you don’t want to be at meetings, we still would love your help! Fill out the Promise Card to tell us how you want to be involved. At the very least tell us your:
Hobbies and talents you can teach/share with the girls
Community resources/connections you have access to that might be utilized by the troop
As we get started, we will expect parents to come in for the first 15-20 minutes of the Girl Scout Saturday meeting for information regarding troop current and future activities. Parent meetings will be reduced to twice a year in the near future.
Financial Expectations
Young Starz Membership is income based
Girl Scout Membership is $25 a year, Financial Assistance is available through GSWW.
Troop Dues are $40 for the year, Financial assistance available through GSWW. Can be paid $5/month, $40 at one time, or through F/A. Checks can be made out to Troop #46985. Troop Dues will/can cover:
Young Starz membership
Supplies – craft materials, science experiments, handouts, etc.
Fun patches for outings
Earned badges/journeys other than Daisy petals
Snacks for meetings without volunteer signed-up

Troop money is troop money and belongs to the girls. The books will be available for any parent to look at - just ask!

Troop Communications & RSVP’s
Please let us know what your preferred method of communication is:
Texting
Email
Social media - Facebook
True Blessings Website
If we have a closed group social media site we will talk about social media guidelines to follow when it’s created.

Our primary communication right now will be the parent check-in for the first 15-20 minutes of every Girl Scout (1st Saturday) meeting.

Going to miss a meeting?
Please let us know so we can plan accordingly

As we plan field trips and troop outings we will discuss how best to handle RSVPs and cancellations. If troop money is used and/or safety is impacted we will determine consequences for…
RSVPing “no” and showing up
RSVPing “yes” and not showing up (you might be asked to reimburse the troop)

Cookie and/or Fall Product Sales Expectations
There are no expectations or requirements for girls to participate in either Council money earning activity.

We do plan on selling Cookies. Dates will be determined. We will have limited booths to start our Girl Scout experience and will involve the girls and parents more as we get closer to Cookie Time.

Girl Scout Promise:
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God*/good** and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

*Girl Scouts of the USA makes no attempt to define or interpret the word “God” in the Girl Scout Promise. It looks to individual members to establish for themselves the nature of their beliefs. When making the Girl Scout Promise, individuals may substitute wording appropriate for their own beliefs.

**optional language that at least one troop family will be using. Feel free to share yours!

Girl Scout Law:
I will do my best to be:
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

#46985

Young Starz Dance Program

Parental Consent Form Male or Female (circle one)

Name of Dancer:_____________________________Telephone:____________________
(PLEASE PRINT)
Address: ____________________________________________________________Postal Code: ____________

Date of Birth: _______________________ Age_______________ Grade level for the current school year:_____

Mother’s Name: _____________________ Mother’s Work Number: _____________ Cell___________________

Father’s Name: ______________________ Father’s Work Number: ______________Cell___________________

Student resides with: _________________________________________________________________

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

In an event the parents cannot be reached regarding any situations or emergencies any Volunteerr or employee of
True Blessing or Young Starz will contact the following person(s) on behalf of the member:

Name:____________________________ Relationship:_______________ Phone:_______________________________________ Name:____________________________ Relationship:_______________ Phone:_______________________________________

Please list any medical/physical concerns that the Dance staff should be made aware of:
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

PARENTAL CONSENT FOR PARTICIPATION

We hereby consent for ____________________________________________________ to participate in the Young Starz Dance Activities, Practices, Workshops, and Competition (Local and Out of Town): I understand that exercises and acute dance techniques can result in minor or serious injuries. I also understand that all safety precautions do not exclude dancer from expected or unexpected injuries.

As a Young Starz Dance member or parent, I waive and release all rights and claims against True Blessings/Young Starz Dance/Freedom Dance Center, members, staff, sponsors, agents, representatives, and anyone connected through contracted services. I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH True Blessings/Young Starz Dance/Freedom Dance Center, CascadiaNow!/Girl Scouts Troop #46985 including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.

In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: True Blessing/ Young Starz Dance /Freedom Dance Center, CascadiaNow!/Girl Scouts Troop #46985 and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers; (B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE True Blessings/Young Starz Dance, CascadiaNow!/Girl Scouts Troop #46985 The entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.

I acknowledge that True Blessings/Young Starz Dance/ Freedom Dance Center/CascadiaNow!/Girl Scouts Troop #46985 and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity.

I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns.

The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

_______________________________________ ___________________________________
Signature(s) of Parent(s) or Guardians(s) Date Email Address

Young Starz Income Guidelines (Annually)
Tuition Dues:
Tuition is due before the second Saturday of each month. All parents have a financial responsibility to make all tuition payments on time. Payments not secured by the second Saturday of each month will now result in a $5 late fee. Any youth with a negative account balance will not be able to return to the program or participate in any YSDC/GS events held by Young Starz, until the account is paid in full. Payments can be made in person to Marzella or Amber or online @ https://www.trueblessingsnpo.org/young-starz/
Please let our staff know if there is any financial hardship (payment plans may be available).

Attendance:
*All youth are encouraged to show up on time and participate in the program every Saturday.
*Each youth will now receive a coin or stamp for being on time and/or for their participation in class. These coins will be able to be used at the pop-up shop created just for YS members.
*Starting March 10, 2018, 3 or more missed program classes will jeopardize any YS member spot in the program or invitation to future events.

$0 - $8,500
Tuition Rate $10 per month
$8,500 - $16,500
Tuition rate $15 per month
$16,500 - 24,500
Tuition rate $20 per month
$24,500 - $32,500
Tuition rate $25 per month
$32,500 - $45,000+
Tuition rate $30 per month

Office Use Only
Reg. pd: _________________________________________Enrolled in: ___________________________
YSDCWear rcvd: __________Date began class: _________Monthly rate: __________________________
⬜Ck #____________ ⬜Credit Card_____________ ⬜Cash recpt # ______________________________
True Blessing/Young Starz