Troop 1391’s Summer Weekend at Camp Wakatomika

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This past summer (2014) Troop 1391 had their first full weekend at camp and it was a blast rain and all these girls had fun!

Getting ready for our first full weekend I made fire starters, tested out the crafts we made t-shirt bags so I used mine as the charades game holder! We made dog tags and sharpie tie die t-shirts too.  We also made bug jars and had bug catchers and little magnifying glasses to look at but not keep the bugs (-:

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 Our first night we watched movies and had popcorn while each of the girls arrived.  Some of the girls went on a hike while it was day light too.  And of course they played a mean game of charades!

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The next day though they all went out Ms Lisa and Ms Erin took them during the day and then Ms Lisa and I took them for their night hike!

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 Our Juniors made a perfect fire for hot dogs smores and more!

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Our Daisies and Brownies made solar pizza!

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Pretty proud of these scouts!

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 These were awesome!

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 Of course we did crafts through out the weekend I send these kids home with a ton of stuff!

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 On day three our Daisies were getting a bit tired LOL (that’s the littlest pea right there getting too hot to move) SO…..

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 We brought out the water balloons and water blasters!

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 That cooled them off!FotorCreatedA little group shot by the cabin before the parents picked them up (-:

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Here is our camp menu  CAMP MENU   and a letter for the parents on  What To bring    Now what we did with the walking tacos….we made it like a to go lunch in case parents came early it wouldn’t keep them from getting on the road.

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My whole troop cleaned the cabin and it sparkled I really believe we were the first ones there in quite some time because it was not in good shape either.  I am proud of my girls for taking the time to clean it up and make it wonderful for the next troop.

After the troop left; the peas and I stayed and clean the fire pit up (this was almost 2 hours of hard work but we did it!), when we got there it was in horrible condition looks like the last people to use it never cleaned it out and it sat all winter.   The youngest pea cleaned out all the chunks of wood laying around and the oldest pea helped me move the old ashes.  Remember as a Scout you must leave things better than they were when you got there.

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 One last shot of the peas and we were on our way home ! Hot sweaty messes ready to fight for the shower LOL!   We can not wait until next year!

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Here is a list of things I needed to make our weekend a success it may help you too!

NEEDED FOOD-CRAFT SUPPLIES FOR CAMP

Using Resources Wisely (CDs)/End of the Cookie Season Party

At the end of every cookie season it has been a tradition in out Troop to have an end of the cookie season party.  We go year round so we don’t have an end of the year party.  Because of this I try to make it extra special.  This year I made each girl a CD scrapbook.

Supplies are as follows:  

Paper Cutter

Exacto knife

Glue Dots and Strips

Glue Runner

Old CDs

Scrapbook Paper

Stickers

Crop-o-dile Hole Punch

Scissors

Book Rings (cheaper in the office section than the craft section)

Ribbon

And small wallet size pictures 

 

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 I used my Creative Memories Circle cutters for the paper to cover the CDs, you can easily use your exacto knife too cut around the CD after you attached the scrap paper.

 

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Once I get all the paper on I punch the hole.  making sure each one is the same measurement from the edge. If they aren’t it looks really weird when the CDs don’t line up.

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I made three different versions Daisy, Brownie and Junior so as you can imagine it was a mess!

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Once done with adding the pictures and bling attach together with the book ring and add ribbon.

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TADA!

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 I also made small bags for each Scout used fabric markers to put their name on them and ironed on a wordle mix with all the girls names.  Since we had camp coming up as a reminder I made s’more baggies with the details of our trip and sealed with an owl that I found at Micheal’s.  Added their badges and more candy and was ready to give to the girls !

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 We had pizza, chips, juice boxes and cookies of course (-:

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We had the girls write on paper what they were happy for with all the intentions of making a “happy” video with them dancing around carrying their signs……that didn’t quite work out.  They were happy for so much you wouldn’t be able to see the writing on the paper!  (not to mention of couple of older wallflowers LOL)

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PIZZA!  

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 All my happy girls (-: 

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PS….here are out TOP sellers Miss Alexis (Brownie) was #1 an Miss Phoebe (Daisy) was #2 by only 8 boxes (-: ~!  

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Awesome Possoms! Troop 1391 Goes to Camp part 1

Our troop was so excited to go camping we had worked up to our overnight in a cabin (next a whole weekend!).  We had prepared all summer long.  We have our summer meetings outdoors so we just made all our meetings camp related, our crafts were all geared towards camp, camp songs and we talked about the Leave No Trace principals. (that last part miiiight have been lost on most the girls but we are working on it!)

At our first meeting we sought out just where we would go Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland has several camp sites you can check them all out on the website http://gsoh.org/camps/camp-sites/ .  We decided on our first try we would go to the one closest to home just in case anyone needed mommy or daddy.

Our first craftish item that the girls made  were sit upons but a much easier way….with duck tape and reusable bags from JoAnne Fabrics.

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 We stuffed them with paper and some cushion made them as flat as could be and duck taped all around the edges cutting where the straps were and making them easier to carry.

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The we went all Duck Tape crazy and made our camp buckets my Troop Mom and I saved kitty litter buckets and I bleached them all out.  I made a flyer to get the parents involved because A. Duck Tape can get expensive and B. After we made the sit upons I knew the girls would need A LOT to finish a bucket.  Therefore, we made it a family project and darn if they didn’t have some cute buckets!  (My own Daisy refused Mom and Dad’s help and it was just as cute (-: )

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Here’s mine (- : I love sheep !

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For our next meeting we went to the Jackson Township Firehouse and had first aid training (this was before my Daisies started I don’t think they could sit through it)  The firemen were amazing they even researched the way the Girl Scouts teach first aid to make sure they didn’t deviate from anything the girls may learn later.

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They were very involved…

Fotor1123234049Our Troop Mom was able to set all this up for us and even had the hospital she works with (and her personally) donate enough for each girl to make their own first aid kits. (Ms Erin donated the boxes thank you!!) After all this we gave the girls a first aid test at the next meeting (4 weeks after the training) to see what they remembered. They did great! and after all this got the first aid patch (-:

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Now knowing that my little ones would have a little trouble sleeping without a night-light we made our own lanterns….with glue, glitter and small jelly jars we used ribbon tied onto the lid added a 48 hour flameless candle and DONE.

IMAG9127I used nacho containers left over from Py’s Bday party to hold the glue and beads we jazzed up the ribbons with.

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I would give it up to 24 hours to dry to before putting in the flameless candle (-:

 Erin and  I made a few extra too for our Daisy girls and Troop Mom. Then I took them home with me so that the girls could all have them when we went to camp.IMAG9134

The next few meeting we worked on the No Trace Principles

( http://www.girlscouts.org/for_adults/volunteering/articles/leave_no_trace.asp )

and what they wanted to do when they got there.  Every one wanted to hike so the rest was up to me …. luckily I live for planning LOL~!

Stay Tuned for Part 2 (-: Happy Scouting!

Troop 1391’s First GORP Cermony

This summer our troop will be getting ready for camp, and I plan on doing  something camp oriented at every meeting until we go.  This meeting we did the Gorp Ceremony so they could learn about this tasty trail mix and have a meaningful ceremony too. Total cost for the below was $88.74 yes I could have gotten the less expensive versions but it was our first one so I splurged on the girls.  Next time I will be more frugal (-:

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I had each girl come up, sanitize their hands and take an ingredient…..

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The awesome thing is I have 14 scouts and there are 14 ingredients it was perfect! ( although my co-leader did step in the night of our meeting as one was a no show)  Once they all had something they stood in a circle with me and a trash bag in the middle….now as a side note always use a very strong trash bag I had no idea it would get so heavy (-:

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with each line I read the Scout would add her ingredient into the bag…(oops fuzzy pic!)

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I had a bunch of Moms at our meeting that night once I put the heavy bag on the picnic table, they took over and mixed it. (I think they were excited to eat it too) 

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We gave it to the girls in cups while they did a craft and even shared with a Boy Scout Troop that was there making terrariums.  Although a side note I am still a little salty about the boys not saying thank you…..ANYWHO

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Here is the script for the ceremony it was very fun!

Girl Scout Gorp Ceremony

This ceremony can be used as you create some very special gorp with your girls
before heading off on an outdoor adventure.

Today we will build a nifty snack to nourish our bodies. It symbolizes how the
many ways of Girl Scouting nourishes our spirits.

We have a Promise and a Law. On our honor, we will to do our best to be fair
and square.
So we will begin with CHEX.

Girl Scouts come in all colors, from all races around the world. Every Girl Scout is
a sister no matter where she is from, no matter the language she speaks, no
matter the color of her skin. God loves variety, and Girl Scouts are the colors of
the rainbow.
So we will contribute M & Ms.

Some of us are tall, and some of us are small. When we get together, size
doesn’t matter at all.
So we will add PRETZEL THINS AND MINI MARSHMALLOWS.

Sometimes we are nutty. We love to joke and play. We’d love to put a Girl Scout
smile into everyone’s day.
So we will toss in NUTS. (Or shredded coconut or corn nuts in case of nut
allergies).

Sometimes we are quiet and thoughtful. We have special gifts of love and caring
to give in service to those who need our help.
So we will sprinkle in TEDDY GRAMS.

When we get together, we seem to make circles. We may sit in circles, play circle
games, and make a Friendship Circle. You could say that we are well rounded.
So we will roll in CHEERIOS.

When we are busy planning a project, or doing a craft, we pop with enthusiasm
until we’re done.
So we will pop in POPCORN.

Girl Scouts respect all living things. The earth is our home, and we want to keep
it safe for everyone.
So we will release GOLDFISH & ANIMAL CRACKERS to the mix.

Girl Scouts are “chips off the old block”. Girl Scouting began in 1912. Since then
we all have been part of an old tradition, and are proud to be part of the future.
So we will drop in CHIPS.

We get a kick out of learning new things, helping others, singing, and being
together with our friends.
So we will kick in KIX.

Young Girl Scouts may be hard to resist because they are fresh, sweet and new.
But the older scout maybe more fun, because she has more experience.
So we will put in RAISINS.

Girls who come to Girl Scouts bloom. They are like little seeds we water and
warmly shine on to grow up strong.
So we will finish with scattering these SUNFLOWER SEEDS.

So we can see that when we mix together the many ways of Girl Scouts we end
up with something truly special!

Here is the PDF if you want to print it out I found it on Google !
http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/documents/GorpRecipe.pdf

I am so excited about our meetings aimed at camp I will be sure to post more when I can (-: