Monday, December 19, 2011

reminder for tonight

Just a friendly reminder that we have a meeting tonight from 6:15-7:30. 
1. Remind your girls that we will be discussing their ideas for earning our INNOVATE badge-they were brainstorming on a project we can complete on ways to teach and/or show others in our community how to save energy.  Come to the meeting with your idea!
2.  $8 is due tonight if you would like to attend the Cake Decorating Class to be held on Friday, January 6th from 6:00-8:00 (time may change slightly).
3. $12 is due tonight if you would like to attend the Cookie Kickoff Sleepover on Friday, January 13th with the entire Greater Waco Girl Scouts group.
4.  It is Elisabeth's turn to bring snacks.
5.  We will also be making a special Christmas craft as a gift to our parents for being so supportive of our troop!  This will be paid for out of troop funds!  Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cake decorating class

Our troop is hosting an upcoming girl scout event--A "Wilton Icing Fun" cake decorating class!   We will learn the basics of cake decorating, receive our own cake decorating kits and participation patch, and even practice on some cupcakes we can then take home to share!  The event is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 6th from 6:00-7:30 at Park Lake Drive Baptist Church.  Please bring $8 to our next meeting to reserve your spot in the class.
I also am needing parent volunteers for this event--if you are interested in helping please let me know!  (this gives me the chance to ask ALL parents to sign up to be parent helpers by submitting the volunteer form and join Girl Scouts as adult members)  We will need as many helpers as we can get for this event and for upcoming cookie sales booths.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Anybody interested in Harlem Globetrotters?

The Greater Waco Service Unit for Girl Scouts is offering discount Harlem Globetrotters tickets for as low as $15.50 for Friday, January 27th.  There are also oppotunities for pregame show entertainment!  For more information see:
If you are interested in attending with your girl scout please let me know!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cookies, cookies, cookie kickoff sleepover

Hopefully your daughters told you that they set a troop goal to sell 3,500 boxes of cookies.  YES!  They are full of energy and have their minds set to accomplish the task.  Now is time to register for the kickoff sleepover.  They will swim, play games, sleepover at "The Center", and learn all about cookie sales and safety.  It begins on Friday, January 13th, at 7:00pm at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, and ends at 7:00am.  They will need to bring a swimsuit, towel, a sleeping bag, pillow, and PJs.  No electronics allowed.  This event is put on by the Greater Waco Service Unit for Girl Scouts and costs $12 per person.  If your daughter plans to attend, please have them bring $12 to our next meeting on December 19th at 6:15pm.  There will be more and more cookie events coming up so stayed is an exciting time of year for them--especially being their first year. :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Girl Scout Outing Tonight!

You should have seen us!  After eating together in the Richland Mall food court, we headed over to Sears and checked out their jewelry counter and identified all the precious stones and jewelry we have been learning about the past few weeks.  Since we completed our necklace made from 3 elements (paper, metal, cotton) last night at our meeting--the jewelry counter lesson wrapped up the JEWELRY badge for us!  Then we started on our SAVVY SHOPPER badge by shopping for "blue purses" from 3 different stores: Sears, Dillards, and of course, Justice.  We found that the prices ranged anywhere from $18 to $300.  We found that the Justice purses were the least expensive, and 40% off! And we learned that the Dillards purses were most expensive due to most being real leather and name brands.  We then worked on our GIRL SCOUT WAY badge and walked up and down the Richland Mall singing our favorite Christmas songs.  Thank you, Hope, for being a Great! song leader!  We lifted so many spirits, and even though we were nervous and a little embarrassed at first, once we began seeing all the smiles we brought to people's faces, we started singing louder and became more confident.  We received many cheers and claps and even people who walked with us and sang!  We topped off our outing with a visit with Santa Claus and enjoying the "snow" that falls inside the Richland Mall every hour!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Friday's meeting info and Saturday outing

Friday's meeting: please bring your jewelry box/book for us to complete. We will hand out badges earned at the end of the meeting! It is Naishka's turn to bring snack.
Saturday outing: we will meet at Griffs at 5:00 and return at 7:30. Please send money for dinner (girls will have choice of food court options at Richland Mall)and $1 to purchase JEWELER badge as we will complete these requirements with our outing to the jewelry stores at the mall. We will not be bell ringing for Salvation Army due to several factors: weather, lengthy 4 hour slots, GS rules. We will complete a scavenger hunt and caroling inside the mall to get us started on two new badge requirements: Girl Scout Way and Savvy Shopper.