Using Resources Wisely – Cookie Cases – Re-Blogged

 

Look at all those boxes!   Surely there is something clever we can do with those…..

 

WP_20140304_006This year as you know we added two Daisies to our troop, we started to work on Journey books at our meetings but after two meetings and two leaders trying to work with three groups…well, it just wasn’t working.   So I sat down and looked at all the other earned patches and petals that the girls could work on together.

So for our first unified meeting we worked on the Junior Drawing, Brownie Painting and Daisy Using Resources wisely patches.

What we did was use all but one end of the cookie boxes talk about using resources wisely!  I used a box cutter of course

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I was careful but still ended up tossing a couple of the ends because I cut wrong, good thing I had a ton!

So basically you are are tossing out the two small side on one end and keeping all the rest…..for what you ask?

Sketch Books and Easels! 

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I went ahead and pre-poked the holes in the books and paper for the sketch books and made kits for each girl with a sharpened pencil too.

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 Pretty easy to assemble just make sure the writing is on the inside cover so the outside cover can be decorated.

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Then for the easel …. I found that the tagalongs and dosidos were the best for this one. I used the bulk of the box for this again with the writing on the inside.  Simply attach the boxes on the top so that they stand up.  I used duck tape to keep it together and heavy plastic sheets recycled from reports I get everyday.  Normally tossed in the recycle bin I justs kept mine.  Here it is in stages…..First duck taped closed….second glued the plastic sheet on the box so the paint wouldn’t run through to the cardboard and third with the clip holding the watercolor paper on to the easel.

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It took a few hours getting 12 together and of course making sure it worked LOL!  I got each girl her own water color paints (97 cents each at walmart), and brushes.  

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All set to take to the meeting…..Our project was this taking the part of of the law that states “Be  a sister to every girl scout” sketch something that shows this action and then paint it.

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I mixed the girls up too, split up the three groups to sit with each other and if they went to the same school, they didn’t sit together.  It’s a constant struggle with girls to make sure every one of them get along, I try not to stand in from of them lecturing instead trying to incorporate this principle in our meetings.

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It was a great meeting, I took 5 pictures of the above and still couldn’t get them all to smile at once LOL! maybe next meeting will be photography???

Re_Blogged 3/2/15  Original Blog Date 2/14

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 Sports Night

Every summer our troop meets at a local park since we normally meet at a school and don’t have access when school is out. Not to mention who wants cooped up in a school when it is SUMMER!  So for our first meeting I just wanted the girls to have fun putting lots of thought into it I decided we would be as active as we could. (Unfortunately only 4 girls showed up to this meeting but it was still fun (-: )

We began with 

Jump Rope ten times then the Long Jump: Run until they get to the hula hoop then jump as far as they can Ms. Erin will then use a ribbon to measure.

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 I never saw it coming but all the girls kept falling luckily no one was hurt and they all laughed it off, my little pea falls all the time so it wasn’t new to her but boy she she love seeing the other girls do the same as her!

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 Who won??

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Simple Running with a partner from tree to tree three times  

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 Hula Hoop who can do hoop the longest best out of three chances

hulaTen jumping jacks then roll down the hill and run back up

rollingRing Toss best out of 3 chances

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 They loved this and I loved getting them so active so we decided this is how we will always have our first meeting after summer break! 

bowlingBasketball free throws from different angles

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 Snacks: Water bottles, apples, oranges and gold fish crackers although it was so hot that day the water bottles were used in a more fun way (-:  Since we were short half our troop we were done way early so the girls just let loose!

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 Here’s a print out of our activities if you want to have it, it was simple, clean and the girls had a lot of fun!

 Sports Night Activities 

 

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

One Pea, Two Cavities

Have you ever felt compelled to write a letter to tell a company or person just how great they were?

 

I always find myself telling everyone at work, the day after one of the Peas Dentist appointments, just how awesome our Dentist Dr. Mitchell and Hygienist Heather is.  From the very first appointment  Heather walked each Pea through the process, let them see and feel if possible everything they would be using for their appointment.  Pyper was an old pro by the time Phoebe had her first appointment at 3 1/3 years old.  So being the awesome big sister she can be (I said can be!) she prepared her for her first appointment.  (picture here is from December not our last or first appointment)

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This time,  however, Heather exceeded the expectations of any parent when she had to tell Phoebe she had not one cavity BUT two.  

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The look on Phoebe’s face was pure sadness, she brushes as she should; but probably needed more help with those back teeth.  I just took for granted that she got them, luckily these are baby teeth and will eventually fall out. BUT STILL! Anyway, Sissy had a cavity last time so she assured Phoebe she wouldn’t feel a thing.  I hope this is the last of them!

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 That shot above it before she was told the news! Yikes!   Although they do love going to the dentist (-:

  I made the appointment for Phoebe’s filling for that Monday.  That is when we had the pleasure of meeting Ms Amy who told Phoebe her only job was to keep her mouth open wide.  (but not right now LOL)

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 Ms Amy and Dr Mitchell both went through each of the tools that they would use, showed her what her filling was made out of, gave her a couple little brushes to hold and made her super comfortable.   She really was listening to Dr Mitchell but they also put Disney on the TV in front of her after Ms Amy talked to her LOL  (-:

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 The only thing they kept from her was the needle to numb her mouth and boy was Dr Mitchell sly. He  had it hidden by his sleeve so she wouldn’t see it LOL.  She didn’t see a thing and the pre-numbing solution must have worked; but just in case it didn’t Ms Amy slowly put her arm over her in case she tried to put her hands to her mouth.  These two are no rookies!  

By the way Phoebe didn’t even flinch! 

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After waiting for the numbing to take over the fun began and again Phoebe never moved.  Dr Mitchell  and Ms Amy assured her the while time that she was doing great! She was amazing!

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Once Dr Mitchell drilled the tooth, Ms Amy finished up the filling polishing and making it smooth.   Phoebe being Phoebe tried to catch the filling dust as it came out….yep that’s Phoebe.

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  So, although it’s NOT something I wanted to have to do with either of the kids (Pyper was 9 and didn’t want me back there with her when she had hers done) I am glad I got to see these two with Phoebe.  I couldn’t be any more happy that we picked Grove City Family Dentistry as our Dentist.  Now the silly part…. that face she felt nothing had no pain but she swelled up a bit and sounded so silly it kept us in stitches.  

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A week after her appointment Phoebe received a card from Ms Amy, she was so excited not only to get mail LOL but just the fact that Ms Amy said the nicest things and made her feel so special ~ 

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Thank you Dr Mitchell, Heather and Amy!  We drive by the office every day on our way home after work and know that she is waving to you and screaming Hello to each of you by name (-: 

  

 

http://www.gcfamdent.com/

http://www.gcfamdent.com/meet-dr-mitchell

http://www.gcfamdent.com/meet-the-team   Yea Heather and Amy G!!

Follow them on Facebook just wait for Halloween to see them compete against each other for best costume!   That’s right I pay attention LOL

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/GroveCityFamilyDentistry?fref=ts

 

PS they also have visited the girls schools in the past and all the kids loved it… http://www.gcfamdent.com/gcfd-in-the-classroom

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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Using Resources Wisely – Cookie Cases

 

Look at all those boxes!   Surely there is something clever we can do with those…..

 

WP_20140304_006This year as you know we added two Daisies to our troop, we started to work on Journey books at our meetings but after two meetings and two leaders trying to work with three groups…well, it just wasn’t working.   So I sat down and looked at all the other earned patches and petals that the girls could work on together.

So for our first unified meeting we worked on the Junior Drawing, Brownie Painting and Daisy Using Resources wisely patches.

What we did was use all but one end of the cookie boxes talk about using resources wisely!  I used a box cutter of course

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I was careful but still ended up tossing a couple of the ends because I cut wrong, good thing I had a ton!

So basically you are are tossing out the two small side on one end and keeping all the rest…..for what you ask?

Sketch Books and Easels! 

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I went ahead and pre-poked the holes in the books and paper for the sketch books and made kits for each girl with a sharpened pencil too.

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 Pretty easy to assemble just make sure the writing is on the inside cover so the outside cover can be decorated.

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Then for the easel …. I found that the tagalongs and dosidos were the best for this one. I used the bulk of the box for this again with the writing on the inside.  Simply attach the boxes on the top so that they stand up.  I used duck tape to keep it together and heavy plastic sheets recycled from reports I get everyday.  Normally tossed in the recycle bin I justs kept mine.  Here it is in stages…..First duck taped closed….second glued the plastic sheet on the box so the paint wouldn’t run through to the cardboard and third with the clip holding the watercolor paper on to the easel.

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It took a few hours getting 12 together and of course making sure it worked LOL!  I got each girl her own water color paints (97 cents each at walmart), and brushes.  

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All set to take to the meeting…..Our project was this taking the part of of the law that states “Be  a sister to every girl scout” sketch something that shows this action and then paint it.

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I mixed the girls up too, split up the three groups to sit with each other and if they went to the same school, they didn’t sit together.  It’s a constant struggle with girls to make sure every one of them get along, I try not to stand in from of them lecturing instead trying to incorporate this principle in our meetings.

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It was a great meeting, I took 5 pictures of the above and still couldn’t get them all to smile at once LOL! maybe next meeting will be photography???