Girl Scouts

girl scouts

The Scouting Ministry provides a program for young people that builds character, trains in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church has had a long history of supporting scouting with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts being active ministries within the church. All scouting representatives of the church have had Sanitary Training and meet with scout units to make sure everyone gets trained.

The Girl Scout mission statement is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts pledge to serve God and their country and to help other people at all times. A large number of members are Girl Scouts or Girl Scout leaders, including church-based troops as well as many troops who meet at the church, or in the Scout Lodge. From camping to crafts, and cookies to kayaking, Girl Scouts have a lot of fun! If you would like more information, including learning about the religious awards that Girl Scouts of many faiths, including United Methodist, can earn:  visit us at Girl Scout Troop 1260, Newport News, VA,

Girl Scout Grades
Daisy: Kindergarten & First Grade
Brownie: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Junior: 4th & 5th Grades
Cadette: 6th – 8th Grades
Senior: 9th & 10th Grades
Ambassador: 11th & 12th Grades

The younger girls of troop 1260 usually meet every other Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. while the older girls usually meet every other Saturday during the school year. All meetings will be listed on the event calendar and notices will be sent out prior to meeting if there are any changes. Also, troop meetings are posted in the CMUMC Bulletin and Lamplighter calendar. Contact us on the Troop 1260 website or talk with Sandy Elder, Girl Scout Representative for CMUMC at

Chestnut Memorial
United Methodist Church

1024 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA 23601