Update Re-Blog of the Girl Scout Cookie Lanyards with 2015 Varieties

It’s cookie season as you know, and we are getting ready for a lot of cookie sale opportunities!   With all of our booth ideas running through our heads we are also getting ready for Walk About Week.  For those that don’t know that is when we go door to door as a troop.  First thing I made for the girls is a lanyard to make it easier and faster when some one asks what kind and how much.

Here is a short tutorial on how I made ours….

5 yards of thick cos grain ribbon made 18 lanyards, it could make more or less depending on how long you make yours.

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I had gotten a bag of these at a yard sale for a dollar I like using these for the lanyard clip than the two-part way you see a lot online.  Lace this through the ribbon first.

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Then sew the ribbon together.  I sewed it three times across because the girls will pull on them I am sure.

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I printed out the cookie variety and the price cheat sheet and stuck them to a green paper to match the ribbon.

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Once I cut them out I laminated them and cut the out again with my helper…

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 (who was really watching Bo on the Go)

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Punched a hole with the handy dandy crop-o-dile

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And hooked the to the lanyards!

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This is not an original idea I saw it on pinterest and I would mention the blog it came from but there wasn’t an attached author! But if you would like to see that one here is the pin link (-:  http://pinterest.com/pin/64035625923800679/

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I will keep update my blog with whatever we do for this cookie season we are so excited this year ~!

(note I got the year on the cheat sheet wrong oops! and not a single scout noticed LOL)

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I did not have a template for the cheat sheets but have gotten several request so here you go! Just print out and resize if needed (-: Let me know how they turned out!

Cookie Price Cheat  and  2015 cookie varieties LBB or just the Super Six which will be a little more rectangle than square (-:

Here are the super six from the bakers website in two different looks

I put them on Word so that you can right click as resize as needed I made the 5×5 inch with the card stock border if that helps at all (-:

Thank you to everyone who has made such nice comments!  Our troop went to our council Cookie Rally and they had them there for the passports I loved it (-: !

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!

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St Patrick’s Day Cookie Booth 2013

Since we had a booth scheduled on St Paddy’s Day I couldn’t NOT have a theme for the day right??? So I made this for our three chilly leprechauns that worked the booth that day.

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The Thin Mints were the green green grass of Ireland…..

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And the Savannah Smiles were the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow~!

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Leprechauns  business meeting…..

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It was 31 degrees out and we stood outside selling for 3 hours we sold a mere 24 boxes but these girls kept it together and worked their shamrocks off! I am so proud of all my girls and the hard work they put into this year we had 7 booths and sold just shy of 3500 boxes (-:

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Mom of 2 Peas….Brownie Co-Leader!

October 2010 the oldest Pea joined the Girl Scouts, she was so excited! Her leaders were awesome Abby is the mom of one of her classmates and Jo is a Grandma to two of the scouts.  Our first meeting the parents filled out a thousand forms it seemed and paid the dues.

Py was having so much fun, she got her Safety Patch and a new helmet and visited the Fire Station in the first month.  (I got to go too)

When January rolled around it was Cookie time and I text Abby to see when we would get our order forms there were already people selling at work.  unfortunately, there was a death in her family and our meeting was cancelled.  Jo claimed the same and no they aren’t related never met until they started the Troop.

The next meeting was in February now we were behind with the cookie sales and even missed an opportunity for the girls to win prizes with the initial orders.  I then got a text from Abby that the parents needed to be at the next meeting for what I assumed to be direction for the cookie sale…..Boy was I wrong.

Apparently, Jo the co-leader had never turned in the girls membership forms along with the forms the money.  Therefore, our girls were not a Troop.  Jennifer from Council came in to explain to the parents that we were not an official troop and with this being said we could not sell cookies until we were.  Also, the girls needed another leader to work with Abby or there could not be a troop.  The look on Abby’s face the whole time Jennifer spoke was heartbreaking so I volunteered.  Yes, me….the woman who works full time has a 7 year old and a 3 year old pea whose mentally disabled Mom just came to live with her family…..volunteered.  What the heck was I thinking? I thought about becoming a leader at the initial sign ups for Girl Scouts because so many girls needed a troop but I thought maybe next year.  Nope, this year it is and I have to say…..I absolutely love it I think I was born to do this co-leading with Abby.  Abby is awesome when most people would have prosecuted Jo for taking off with the Troops money she kept giving her a chance to give it back.  Eventually, Jo did give the money back but not ALL of it.  I hope it was worth it to her for less than $200.00 and all the supplies to disappoint 12 little girls 2 of them who never came back to the troop because she was their Grandmother. Shame on you Jo.

Now as for me I have jumped in head first, Dad of 2 Peas has been amazing while I attended meetings and training in a rush to get leader status so we could sell our cookies and become a troop.  Without him I couldn’t do all this he takes good care of Mom and the youngest Pea while the oldest and I do out Girl Scout things.

So here we are and I am super happy to say this is the best, Abby is wonderful we think alike and have the girls first attitude.  She has become a great friend and I look forward to all our adventure in Girl Scouting! There is nothing we can’t do together!