Friday, November 9, 2012

National Cookie Sleepover

The National Cookie Sleepover is a unique opportunity to get Girl Scouts ready for the upcoming Cookie Program at the same time as thousands of Girl Scouts around the country. On January 12, 2013 we will have a sleepover (location to be determined) and learn all about cookies through games, roleplaying, and a 3-D video presentation. The council is selling "cookie party in a bag" kits for the sleepovers that include a special tickets for a concert on Saturday May 4, 2013 at the MN State Fair Grandstand. I have already purchased the kits, so all of your girls will be eligible to go to the concert if they choose. Unfortunately, they only give us 2 adult tickets to the concert, and as of now, additional tickets will not be sold. They haven't announced the artist (I'm not holding my breath that it will be anything other than something like the Teddy Bear Band or Splatter Sisters! ha ha) but plan on announcing the artist in January

So please mark your calendars for your daughter to attend:

January 12, 2013 for a sleepover

May 4, 2013 for a concert

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Badges you can work on at home

Does your scout want to earn more badges? Here are some to work on at home because we won't have time to work on them in meetings this year: 

"Make your own" badge (see directions in the girl guide. ask if you have questions)

You can also work on these pins: 
My promise my faith pin  (pg 37)
Safety Award (pg 38)
Other awards on pg 36-38

11.8.12 Meeting Recap

Tonite's meeting started off with a special candle-lit ceremony for our re-dedication into our second year of Brownies. 

Then during the meeting, we were busy learning about our bodies and healthy meals and earned the My Best Self Badge. 

Special thanks to Ava and Sarah LaPlant for leading the badge! Great job!

We had fun:
• Talking with our guest speaker, my friend Rose Link, SACS school nurse, and learning about her job
• Learning about MyPlate and healthy meals
• Starting a "Happy" bag (have your daughter explain it and add to it)
• Eating LOTS of very healthy snacks and healthy carbonated water! (thanks Sarah!!!)

Continue the fun at home:
• Ask your Girl Scout about the new MyPlate food guide.
• Plan and cook a healthy meal together.
• Look through the Girl’s Guide with your Brownie to find other activities you can try at home.

REMINDER: Please fill out the 2 forms (permission, medication) for the overnight trip. You can either mail them to me, drop them off in my porch (no need to knock), or simply have your daughter give them to Elaine at school. Please have these back to either of us by November 15th so we aren't rushing the day of the trip with lost or incomplete paperwork!

BADGES: The circle badge that says 100 year of girl scouting 2012 has 2 "rockers" that are to be sewed on top and bottom of it. the leaf rocker is from raking leaves, and the pink one with a candle is from going to the mall of america event last spring. Let me know if you have questions. As always, the triangle badges (i.e. "my best self" with the giraffe and ruler on it) can be ironed on the front, and all others are sewn on the back. The girls also have tshirts coming from the centennial day of service, and will receive them on our overnight trip.

Have a great weekend!