Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Meeting Thursday October 18th and Outing Saturday October 20th

We have a meeting Thursday October 18th at troop leaders home from 6-7pm.  Please bring your money collected from nut sales.  We will have a planned outing for Girl Scouts and their families on Saturday October 20th.  Waco's Storytelling Guild will present Walking Tales from 10am-noon.  Attend with your family and your Girl Scout friends!  At noon we will head over to the Waco Mammoth Site for the Fall Fossil Festival from noon-4pm.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Saturday--Waco Cultural Arts Fest Outing

We are attending the Waco Cultural Arts Festival as a troop on Saturday and can hopefully do all the activities to earn our artist/drawing badges (brownies/juniors) and the cadettes can take the first step in their book artist badge.  Wear play clothes (we might get paint on us).  Meet at the cow statue in front of the suspension bridge at 10am and again at noon for pickup.  There is no cost to attend but each girl may want a few dollars to buy a drink or a snack/lunch.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Recap meeting yesterday

Thank you so much to Stacy at the McLennan County Library yesterday for teaching our girls very valuable Microsoft Word skills at the East Waco Branch Library!  Afterwards we had a quick meeting--so here is the recap for those that missed it...LOTS of things DUE at our next meeting on Thursday, September 27th at 6pm!!
1.  Registration Forms are due with the $12 fee.  If not paid, no Girl Scout participation allowed.
2.  Listing of 2012 volunteer hours to be recorded for the 100 hours for 100 years GS patch and for the Obama volunteer campaign.
3.  Lesson 1 completed for Pet Care patch.
4.  August Back to School homework to list a week's worth of healthy lunches.
5.  make a Shoe Box decorated for Komen Race for the Cure to Collect
pink lids to help make a difference.  Be sure to put your name and your parents' contact information on it.  Place it at church or at school, or somewhere where you can collect lots of lids!
Now, the Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives program is expanding with even more great brands. Find pink Save Lids to Save Lives lids on participating General Mills' products like Yoplait, Honey Nut Cheerios, Green Giant, Progresso, Nature Valley, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker and Bisquick.

Just clip and collect these that are found on select products.
6.  Parents need to attend the meeting on September 27th at 6pm at Gwen's house to receive information on nut and magazine sales and training. 
7.  Parents need to attend the meeting on September 27th to discuss our end of July 2013 trip to Savannah.  The cost will be approx $900 per person.  A decision on whether you are planning to attend or not will be required by this date.  If I do not hear from you, then I will put you down as NOT attending the trip.
Our next outing from 10am-noon on Saturday, September 22nd at the Waco Cultural Arts Festival!  More information to come!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Girl Scout Carnival---free to the public promotional event

feel free to attend this event with your family and/or friends. 
we will not be attending as a troop.

Thursday Meeting September 13th

Monthly Kids Computer Class

East Waco Library
This free class is geared for 3rd - 7th grade students.
4:00 - 5:00 pm.
Second Thursday of each Month
September 13 - Word Processing using Microsoft Word

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Friday night Cake Docorating Class

Just a reminder that Friday is our long awaited Cake Decorating class!! The class will be held at Journey Christian Church (next to the Dollar General on China Spring Highway) from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Friday, September 7, 2012.  The cost is $10 per girl and our WHOLE troop is registered to be there!! And everyone signed up to bring a friend as well!!  It should be a great time for all and you will have some yummy cupcakes to take home too!  Each girl will receive a Wilton mini supply kit with icing bag and tips and a special participation patch for your uniforms.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 13th from 4-5:30pm at the East Waco Branch library--We will be taking a computer class on word processing--the cost is FREE!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Daisy Sock Hop event & reminder

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place
Just for our Daisy Scouts....
Reminder we have a meeting tomorrow night from 6pm-7pm at the troop leader's home.

Dr pepper museum outing

Thank you to the Dr. Pepper Museum "Dog Days of Summer" event!  Our girl scouts had so much fun and made all kinds of new friends--some  4 legged kind too!  They created their own soda flavors, had big red floats, discovered the old DP well, and more.  We even had one scout win 1st place in the balloon popping contest and two scouts win 2nd place!  They earned some really awesome Dr. Pepper and 7-up patches for their sashes as well!

Fwd: Hawaiian Falls Waco - Coconut Club $12.99 Special

Your company, Girl Scouts of Central Texas-Greater Waco Service Unit, has been activated for online sales for the 2012 season.
Your Coconut Club Code is:
call your troop leader for the code
Your company's employees and members can purchase online tickets by joining the COCONUT CLUB ticket store using the link below:
The link is:
Club Directors: Important Reminders
Your employees/members have access to the COCONUT CLUB website link and store name that you, the Director, distribute to your employees and members. It is your responsibility to make your employees aware of this information. Access to this website is intended solely for your company's employees, members and their family; please do not share your company's unique website link with anyone other than authorized employees/members of your company.

Lori Harvey
Sales Manager
Hawaiian Falls Waco
(254) 870-0375

"Bringing Families Closer Together"
Garland . The Colony . Mansfield . Roanoke . Waco

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cake decorating Class scheduled! Quick deadline for registration!

The long awaited cake decorating class has been scheduled!  For Goodness Cake!! is teaming up with our Girl Scout troop to provide cupcakes and icing, instruction on basic cake decorating, and your very own take home kit complete with the items you see above!  Yes!  There is that coveted Wilton patch in there too!!  Registration deadline is Thursday, August 16th by 5:00pm.  To register call your troop leader.  The cost is $10.
In addition!!! Each girl is allowed to bring one non-girl scout friend to the event!  The cost is still $10 an must be registered by the deadline as well. 
The event will be Friday, September 7th from 6:30-8:00pm.

Fwd: Girl Scout eNews - Fall Activities for All Ages!

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Giving back and thinking of others is a part of what makes a Girl Scout so great. Recently, Troop 681 wrote and sent a care package to 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion. In return, a flag was flown in their honor on the 24th of May 2012. The girls received the flag in the mail with a certificate thanking them for their support of the military. Troop 681 has decided to donate the flag to the council! Thanks and awesome job ladies! 


Enjoy a weekend getaway with your girlfriends with fun activities like massages, horseback riding and wine tasting.  The 2012 S'more Soiree Girlfriend Getaway Weekend is set to take place November 3-4 at Lake Travis! Ticket packages and registration information is now available on our website. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for a chance to win a pair of tickets in September!

It will be a great night for a slumber party this Saturday! 'Smart Cookies' will premiere on the Hallmark Channel at 9/8c and will highlight the importance of sisterhood in Girl Scouting. Watch a preview and interview with the film's star here. Pop some popcorn and don't forget to tune in!

Recruitment season will be here before you know it! Be on the lookout for recruitment rallies happening in your neck of the woods on our event calendar!

All Girl Scout volunteers are invited to our 'Cookies and Conversation' event with members of the GSCTX Board of Directors. Austin will take place August 22 from 7-8p.m. at Old Quarry Library and San Angelo will take place September 15 from 9:30-10:30a.m. at Stephens Central Library. For more information, contact Anita Braun. 


Your GSCTX Bryan Shop has undergone a remodel! Be sure to visit soon and see the exciting transformation for yourself. 

Girl Scout Days at Schlitterbahn have been extended! Visit the water park from August 18-26 and pick up your tickets in advance from the Girl Scout shop. 

Discover a world of possibilities with Girl Scout programming! Check out the full list on our  online calendar.     

The Microsoft Store at the Domain is giving you the opportunity to earn exclusive badges at their new store! Register now because these events fill up fast! Learn more on our website.


Honor the past and embrace the future at the 2012 Trailblazers event! Join us September 21-23 at Camp Texlake. Registration is now open. Ticket packages include full weekend and Saturday only. For more information, visit our website. 


What can a girl do? Check out the new products and prizes! Contact your Service Unit Director to participate and find out about earning up to a 35% troop profit.

You voted in June for next year's cookie recognitions and here is what you chose. Be sure to join Cookie Captains to earn your Age Level Service to Girl Scouting pin by mentoring Daisies during the Cookie Program and helping at cookie events. 

In honor of our 100th Anniversary celebration, GSCTX has a goal to raise $100,000 through the FOGS Campaign. Last year, FOGS raised nearly $78,000 and more than $90,000 has been raised for this year!  Make your gift today and support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for your daughter and the girls in your community.

A big thank to our 2012 S'more Soiree sponsors: My Fit Foods, TechRidge Dental and Sam's Club! And another big thank you to our technology partners: The Microsoft Store for donating a laptop and Austin MacWorks for their financial assistance with a computer.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Animal Birth Control Clinic Tour and Fun Day

Thank you so much to the staff at ABC Clinic Waco who gave us the grand tour of the clinic and showed us all the good they are doing for the animals in our community.  We are now armed with knowledge on how to prevent animal disease, overpopulation, and what to do if we see FERAL animals!  we can even tell you what that means.  Some of us are even on our way to our DVM certification as we learned all about the equipment and surgical tools used to spay and neuter our pets.  We even got a little silly trying on some of the collars!  We made friends with the clinic mascot, "Whiskey" and promised to continue our efforts to help the clinic get towel donations, detergent donations, and make rice sock bags for the animals to use post-surgery.  Thank you again ABC Clinic!!

ABC Clinic Waco, TX Tour and Fun Day

Completely voluntarily!  I promise!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

upcoming meeting and event: August 9th

I hope your towel drives were all a HUGE success!! Show the Animal Birth Control Clinic how hard you worked and let's deliver the towels, rice filled socks, and detergents to the clinic located at 3238 Clay Avenue in Waco at 4pm on Thursday, August 9th.  As a reward for your hard work, the staff there will treat us to a tour of the clinic from 4:00-5:30pm where you will get some hands on experience dealing with animals and much needed service ABC Clinic provides for our community.  We will have a regular girl scout meeting at my house from 6-7pm to get us going for the year.
Bring to the ABC Clinic at 4pm:
all towels you received as donations
all detergents you received as donations
all socks filled with rice
materials and/or photos of your summer project showing how hard you worked
JUNIORS: Troop leaders will determine if your project meets the qualifications needed for you to earn the Bronze award.
When you go for the Bronze Award, you represent what Girl Scouts can achieve in their communities. And, of course, you want to do that in a way that’s fun for you—and for everyone else involved, too! Earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award involves a suggested minimum of 20 hours,
exploring your community, choosing your project, planning it, putting your plan in motion, and spreading the word about your project. The suggested hours help you think about your commitment to doing your very best with each step. That's different for every Girl Scout, so these hours aren't a rule, just a friendly reminder. You’re a Girl Scout, which means you will earn your award with courage, confidence, and character and make a difference in the world around you!

See you there!

Summer 2012 campers: Paige and Aubrey

Camping at Camp Kachina was quite an experience for Paige and Aubrey!! Be sure to ask them all about it and join them next year for all the fun!!

Build A Bear for Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vacation is over...let's CHECK-IN and get BUSY

I hope y'all are all having a wonderful summer!  Check out Hawaiian Falls--it is amazing!!  Go on vacation and relax!!  Celebrate no homework for a few months!!  I hope you enjoyed the mini-vacation from Girl Scouts...but it is time to get back up and running again!
Please let me know by the end of June if you plan to continue your Girl Scout membership and if you plan to continue to be a part of Troop 7013.  Registration will be here before we know it!  (reminder of the $12 annual dues)
Continue your Animal Birth Control Clinic Towel & Detergent drive for one more week.  Each girl who collects items to donate to the ABC Clinic and shows that she planned and executed the drive herself will earn her BRONZE AWARD (a top Junior level award).  In the next few days I will provide details on our visit to the ABC Clinic and our "veternarian for a day" reward outing. 

See you soon!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Community Service Project Underway

The girls have voted and have chosen to help our community animal clinics for their community service project.  We met Sunday and filled cotton socks with rice to be used as warmers for the animals following surgery at the Animal Birth Control Clinic.  We discussed the local laws regarding our pets' vaccinations, care, and treatment.  For the remainder of the month of May, each Junior level girl is tasked with organizing and implementing her own individual towel and detergent drive to benefit Waco's Animal Birth Control Clinic.  Each girl can choose where to do the drive, whether in her neighborhood, church, school, etc. and will be collecting towels.  All sizes are needed: bath towels, hand towels, washcloths.  They can be used, new, stained, torn, etc.  The only requirement is that they be CLEAN.  In addition, ABC Clinic needs donations of detergent to wash the loads of towels they use daily (any brand is welcome).  {I noticed Dollar Tree sells a bottle for $1.}  I gave each girl a posterboard to get started and encouraged them to use a drop box in multiple locations to facilitate drop off of the donations.  Please encourage their participation in this very worthy cause, it is never too early to teach them about doing good works for others!
The first week of June we will be visiting the ABC Clinic and presenting them with all of our donations.  We will then spend the afternoon learning all about what the clinic does for pets in our area.  We will view animal parasites under a microscope, observe animal surgery, help with daily clinic chores, love on some friendly animals, and get to be "vet for a day" in appreciation for our hard work.  The date will be announced shortly.
This Saturday, the Waco Humane Society, is having their annual fundraiser, Paws in the Park, at Indian Spring Park from 11am-2pm.  There will be lots of fun events and more information about how to take care of our pets.  I encourage each one of you to participate in this event if possible.
If you have any questions, let me know.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

meeting on Sunday

We will have a meeting Sunday from 3:00-4:00pm.  We will be starting a project that benefits the Animal Birth Control Clinic in Waco.  Please bring a package of NEW men's tube socks.  We will be making heating "pads" that will help the animals when they have surgery there.  In addition, we will be visiting, touring, and volunteering there during the first week of June.  Please let me know which day of the week that your daughter can be available to participate.  It will be a great experience for the girls which will take place from noon- 4pm.  See you Sunday!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Meeting this week

We will have a one hour meeting this Wednesday April 4th from 6:15-7:15pm to work on our troop tshirts and our SWAPS (ask your daughters if they remember what this stands for).  Camp is only a few weeks away--April 21st!  If you took your tye-dye shirt home, be sure to bring it to the meeting on Wednesday because we will be adding something new to our shirts so they will look fabulous for camp!

Cameron park day

We had a great time Saturday and earned 5 new badges!  More info to come but you can see below that we learned about geocaching and even placed our own troop time capsule-which the girls decided we should visit and make better every year.