Monday, October 31, 2011

Last day for Girl Scouts magazine sales!

Go to the website and set up your QSP page and send those 12 emails to qualify for your online badge. If you have already sent them remind your friends and family that today is the last day to purchase! They are sold at a discount and profits go to our troop!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Party FUN and surprises!

What a great time last night!!  We accomplished so much in just 1 1/2 hours!  We first recapped our ENERGIZE badge and moved on to working on our INVESTIGATE badge!  With the first cold front of the season arriving...what a perfect night to learn about insulation to conserve energy!  Our first investigation was an experiment of three glass jars filled with hot water-about 120 degrees.  We left one uninsulated, insulated one by wrapping in towels and the other by wrapping in plastic grocery sacks.  We let them sit to the side while we then jumped into our Halloween treats!  We made banana ghosts, witches hats, monster toes, witches brooms, chocolate bones, and more.  We created, we ate, we laughed, and we ate some more!  Then we checked on our experiment and learned that those thin plastic grocery bags insulated the hot water better than the thick towels did!  The uninsulated jar was at 98.7 degrees, the towel wrapped jar at 101.6 degrees and the plastic wrapped jar at 103.7 degrees.  Who would've thought?  Our girls did!  Within seconds of the results they knew the reason for the surprise result was that the plastic has no holes for heat to escape and the towels, although with very tiny holes, allowed cold air in thru the fabric.  Good job girls!  You guys are SO smart!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Did You Know?

80% of American female senior business executives and female business owners are former girl scouts.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Reminder and Change of Time: Thursday Meeting

Just a reminder we have our next meeting and Troop Halloween Party on October 27th, this Thursday!  Due to a schedule conflict-the meeting time has changed from 5:30-6:45.  No uniforms are required!  Remember to bring your 2 assigned ingredients as we will be using them to create all kinds of Halloween treats!  You should have received an email or text from me, indicating if your daughter has earned her ENERGIZE badge.  If so, please have her bring $5 to purchase the set of badges from our "It's our planet-LOVE it" journey, and/or the completed activity required to earn the badge.
As a heads up--our 2 November meetings are scheduled for Monday, November 7th and Monday, November 21st, from 6:15-7:45.  Monday, November 7th, all parents are invited to join us from 7:30-7:45 for our badge ceremony!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Waco Fly In Was SOOO Much Fun!

Thank you so much to the Bronze Eagles Flying Club and all the other supporters and volunteers who worked hard today on this event.  Seven girls from our troop, Elisabeth, Taylor, Naishka, Hope, Aubrey, Paige, and Maggie participated.  They learned all about flying airplanes from a local flight instructor who told them that girls make better pilots!  That got them interested!!  They learned about 2 of the first female African American pilots from a very entertaining actress, drew pictures of different air and space craft, and visited with Air Force pilots.  They even met and talked with a real live astronaut, Alvin Drew!  The highlight was that they got to fly with some real Central Texas pilots who volunteered their time and gas to inspire these kiddos to love flying.  After a few nervous jitters they all jumped in, buckled up, and put their headphones on, and off they went!  I was so proud of all of them and they were extremely proud of themselves!  They finished up by exploring a military helicopter and talking with a Sheriff's Department helicopter pilot. These girls received a participation patch and have also earned the Girl Scouts Aerospace Badge.  Congrats Girls!  I had a blast!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Breaking News!!!!

Our troop has been invited to attend Waco Fly In this Weekend at TSTC Aviation Hanger.
They will receive a badge as well for this activity. The cost is $1 for the badge-(please bring $1 with you)the rest of the event is free! We can carpool from Griffs in China Spring.  Please text me at 254-716-0175 if you would like your daughter to attend.  She must be at Griff's no later than 7:55 am Saturday morning, October 22, 2011, as we will leave at exactly 8:00am to drive to TSTC.  the girls must be there to register at 8:30am at the event.  It will conclude at 2:00pm and we will meet back at Griffs at that time.  A release of liability form is REQUIRED as well as the girls will get the opportunity to fly in an airplane over our city.  Please give a positive or negative reply as to your daughter's attendance by Friday, October 21st at 4:00pm.

Waco Youth Fly-In, Waco, TX

Type of Event: Aviation   
Type of Support: Static Display
Event Details:
The Bronze Eagles Flying Club of Texas (BEFC) a Chapter of the non-profit Black Pilots of America (BPA) is hosting a fly-in event to provide students exposure to aviation operations, local career opportunities and rides in general aviation aircraft. The target audience consists of the Waco High School Aviation Program, Waco ISD middle schools that feed into Waco HS, service organizations like Boy Scouts of America, Jack & Jill of America, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of America and Big Brother, Big Sisters.
Contact Info
Marine Corps Point Of Contact Phone:

Spring Campout for 100 year of Girl Scouting--more Save The Date

100th Anniversary Camporee
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes,
Seniors, and Ambassadors.
Friday thru Sunday April 20-22
Sherwood Forest Renaissance
Festival Grounds McDade, TX
Arrive: Friday after 5 pm
Depart: Sunday 11 am
Come one - come all to the Camporee of a century!
There will be songs, robots, rockets, SWAPS, and more!
We are celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts by heading
outdoors, so join us for a weekend of Girl Scout fun.
Dates to Remember:
December 1": All packets to Council.

Save the Date!

Cookie Kick-off Sleepover!  January 13-14th, 2012 from 7pm to 7am

upcoming event

Juliette's Birthday Bash

Come join us in celebrating the birthday of the original Girl Scout - Juliette Gordon Low!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th -- 1:00 - 4:00 PM
TX Ranger Museum – Education Center Open to all age levels!
Fee: Free with canned food donation -- or $2.00 at the door

Junior Badge Day

On October 15, 2011, we had 4 girls from our troop participate in the Girl Scouts of Central Texas Junior Badge Day.  They spent 4 hours learning and creating with other girls from all over central Texas and each earned two badges.  Congratulations Taylor, Hope, Aubrey, and Daia!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

We earned our first badge!

We accomplished a ton at our meeting yesterday!  We gathered up our nut sales forms and after inputting into the NUT-E system our girls earned over $1,000!  We recapped over what we had learned in our Get Moving book about energy and then took a walk outside to observe and report on different types of energy.  We saw the wind, the power lines, the bugs, animals, Taylor jumping, some bricklayers, and American Airlines flew over right on cue to give us another example!  Afterwards, we completed a second recycling project using styrofoam ornaments that were being thrown away, leftover scrapbooking supplies, knotted up ribbon, and glue and created the cutest recycled ghosts Halloween decorations I've ever seen!  With all these tasks completed, the girls have earned their "ENERGIZE" badge!  YAY!  We discussed how next meeting we will have a Halloween Party and make all kinds of Spooky treats on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 6:15-7:30.  Each girl was given a sign with their two items to bring.  Also each girl should bring an empty soda can as we will start our "JEWELER" badge by make recycled jewelry.  Keep working at selling the magazine subscriptions and renewels until October 31, 2011-proceeds stay with our troop!  Good job Troop 7013!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why Do I Want To Be A Girl Scout?

I recently asked the girls to answer this question....And here are the answers!

"It is something new I want to try."-Elisabeth
"I want to have fun experiences with girls my age."-Paige
"A girl at my school is one plus Paige was going to be with me and it sounded really fun too."-Taylor
"I like the feeling to get rewarded for doing good things so I am doing a good thing and getting badges is my reward."- Sophia
"To learn about nature and to meet new friends"-Daia
"To learn about nature and to help others"-Aubrey

"I am so very proud of these girls and look forward to learning with them all the fun and rewarding lessons that go along with Girl Scouts!"-Gwen

Reminder! meeting tomorrow!  4:00-5:30--bring your nut sales forms and any money you have collected thus far.  also bring $10 if you plan to participate in this weekends' Junior Badge Day on Saturday from 2:00-6:00 at University High School.  The girls also were tasked with writing their Energy Pledges (Page 20 in Get Moving book), bringing white recyclable paper, and a smile!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Last day of nut sales!

Today is the last day for nut sales!  be sure to get that last push in to raise money for our troop and to earn your nut sales badges!  Next meeting is Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4:00!  See you then!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nut sales are underway!

What a super meeting Monday! The girls learned their individual troop "jobs", learned some of the history of girl scouts, discussed our troop goals, and did an activity in conjunction with our ENERGIZE badge. We recycled paper, soaked in water for two weeks, then compacted into a paper brick maker. They are currently drying on top of my mailbox! Later we will investigate our results--more to come on that!!! Now we have our nut sales underway until October 10th. Buy a wall calendar, candies or nuts, or treats for our troops overseas! Also, we are emailing friends And family a link to buy or renew your favorite magazine subscription that will benefit our girl scout troop! The girls were tasked with homework to write their energy pledges (page 20 in Get Moving book) and to bring recycled white paper to the next meeting (yes! We are making more bricks)! Sell the nuts and get the emails sent for magazine sales! Good luck and be safe!
Next meeting is Wednesday, October 12th from 4:00-5:30.
Taylor's turn for snacks!