Apache - October 2007
From Navigator Chief Redhawk (Terry Tripp):
The mighty Apaches are off to a great start on the new Adventure Princess year.
The fall campout at Camp Copneconic was another hit! Katie & Sarah Quasarano and Katherine & Kelsey Harvath had a terrific time carving pumpkins and dressing up
in their costumes. The real excitement this year was the zip line and the archery.
We look forward to more fun at the upcoming Fun Night and Ice Skating activities.
(aka Terry Tripp)
Calypso - November 2007
From Dave Bedford
In November the Calypso circle had a great circle meeting organized by the Commafords. After some tailgating consisting of donuts, bagels, juice and hot chocolate, we were given a five-star tour of the Leader Dog for the Blind facility in Rochester. Most of the circle was there along with some prospective recruits. The tour guide brought along a young and very well behaved chocolate lab named Megan to guide us through the complex. The girls (and parents) had fun learning about all the things required to teach the dogs and students to work together. One of the great surprises was the girls were all given an official Leader Dog patch for their vests!
Dream Catchers - February 2007
From Navigator Bill McGrane:
The Dreamcatchers had an outstanding February, starting with Kirsten and Kaeley and dads attending the Daddy-Daughter dance, By the end of the night, we were probably doing something close to a square dance or at least a rectangle.
Later in the month, Miyo and her dad hosted the February meeting which Kirsten, Kaeley, and Kristen attended. After the opening rituals, everyone sang “Waltzing with Bears” while Miyo’s dad accompanied them on the banjo. The craft was tissue paper flowers, made with several layers of tissue paper and a pipe cleaner stem. They were a bit complicated to make but looked especially pretty when they were done. After making about three flowers each, Miyo and Kirsten started sticking their flowers in the holes of Kirsten’s dad’s hat. There was a tasty snack with juice, during which a couple of giggly girls slunk off to Miyo’s room to play with Colby the guinea pig, mistakenly thinking that no one had noticed they were gone. The game took place after snack. Everyone closed their eyes and grabbed another hand. We untangled, ending up with two circles. After the closing rituals, everyone departed.
Iroquois - December 2005
From Navigator Tom Dohr:
The mighty Iroquois skated to the beat of pop music at our November roller skating party. Kelsey Duggan, Laura Moriset, Ashley Ward, Erica Pulte, Emily Pulte and Emily Klopfer all took to the floor with wheels under their feet. Some used regular roller skates, others used in-line skates, and everyone had a blast.
Only a few brave dads tied on the skates and took a whirl around the rink. We are proud that no one, not even a dad, wiped-out! We also played "Lucky Stars", a game where everyone on the roller rink floor stood on a star with a number. A number was called for each winner, with some taking away candy and others receiving a free ticket to return another day. The arcade at Skate World in Troy was a great side attraction where the girls and dads challenged each other on several video games.
Our December outing will be a joint activity with The Mighty and Honorable Navajo Circle. We will be caroling the night away in the neighborhoods of Troy!
Manitou - October 2005
Not yet posted
Miami - May 2006
From Navigator Red Fox (Jeff Forche):
The Miami are getting ready for the upcoming campout. Upcoming circle events being planned include a father daughter golf outing. We sponsored the spring outing to the Hands on Science Center in Ann Arbor and thank everyone for attending.
Mighty and Honorable Navajo - October 2005
From Navigator Big Thorn (Jim Green):
The Mighty and Honorable Navajos met at the home of Running and Jack Rabbit on Thursday, Sept 29th. The Navajo welcomed our new members to our circle, Little Silver Wolf and Screaming Spartan. After the opening ceremony and Navigator business update, the Princesses demonstrated their creativity with a floral craft. Each princess took home a beautiful, scented Fall floral arrangement to proudly display. Cookies and lemonade topped off a fun evening.
The Night of the Painted Trees was a great start to the new year of activities. This Fall's renditions of the always favorite "Three Short Neck Buzzards", "Da Moose", and "Peel like a BA-NAN-A" were probably the best ever. Many Navajo are still awed by the power of the Fire Circle.
The Mighty and Honorable Navajo.
GO GO NAVAJO!
Sea Pearls - March 2007
From Navigator Randy Loken:
Sea Pearls have been having more fun than any one group of people should be allowed to have. In October, the Sea Pearls met at the Creative Arts Studio and made beautifully glazed works of art. November’s meeting, we found ourselves throwing the ROCK down the lanes at Troy Lanes. We enjoyed some bowling, pizza and pop. The girls really mowed down those pins. In December, the Percy’s opened their home to the girls for making Christmas Ornaments and running wild. In January, the Sea Pearls invaded the troy Public Library for a sit down reading session and craft provided by the Troy Library. The girls also got the nickel tour of the library facilities. In February, the Sea Pearls were found in mass at the Beechwood Swim Club hill, sledding in the dark. The girls had so much fun it was hard to get them off the hill at the end of the night. A couple of the dads also engaged in some snow snake racing. For our March meeting, the girls went to Michaels Crafts to paint and decorate jewelry boxes.
As well as the monthly meetings, the Sea Pearls have been well represented at the Fall and Winter campouts, “The Fridge” tobogganing, the DaddyDaughter dance and the Pinewood Derby. The campouts continue to be a highlight for the girls. The DaddyDaughter dance is always a hit and the Pinewood Derby we saw the girls walk away with their fair share of trophies. As the season continues, the Sea Pearls look forward to the upcoming events.
Star Gazers - March 2007
Navigator Big Thunder (Scott Brune):
The Stargazers had their second annual DANCE PARTY at the disco of Big Star and Little Star (Jay and Jennifer Kafarski). We moved to the left, moved to the right, clap your hands now and let’s do the Macarena! We had disco lights, music, even karaoke. Treats included popcorn and rice krispy treats. As an added bonus the girls got to do a necklace craft which they all enjoyed. The Stargazers are looking forward to upcoming events including late nighter and bowling.