Girl Scouts - What We've Been Up To!
PATTI SCANLAN (PSCANLAN@WAPA.GOV)
Wed, 15 Mar 1995 07:35:38 -0700
Your Thinking Day sounds like a wonderful idea! Hope you don't
mind, but I would like to keep this idea for use in the future.
Our Neighborhood had a Thinking Day celebration also. Each troop
picks a country and does research on that country. They then
pick out several food recipes to make. The entire Neighborhood
gets together and invites the community to join in. We sell
"food tickets" for $0.25 each to get a taste of all the different
foods (deserts are normally the best sellers!) A portion of the
proceeds are donated to the Juliette Low World Fund and the troop
keeps the rest. We live in a small community, with 65 girls
registered in the Neighborhood. Each troop earns between $15 to
$25, and learns quite a bit about other countries.
Be Your Best Day did not get quite the kick off that it should
have. Because we have such a small Neighborhood, we had trouble
getting volunteers to "head-up" the planning. As usual there are
only a few people that volunteer to plan events, and some of us
are just to busy, or are trying to keep up with our own troops
As for my troop..... I have 4 juniors (12 and 13). Spring break
was this last weekend and we went SKIING!!! We scrimped, saved
and fund raised to make our second annual ski trip to Red Lodge
Montana. What a blast! It was beautiful, 65 degrees and sunny.
We all took a ski lesson and then enjoyed two full days of
We also have just finished the Contemporary Issues "Girls Are
Great". The last thing we did was visit the "Anne Frank" exhibit
in Billings on our way home from skiing. A wonderful exhibit and
I recommend it to anyone if it comes to your town.
I'd love to hear what other troops are doing! Especially with
ideas on what projects you've done to complete badges,
contemprary issues, etc.,. I am running out of ideas!
ps.... I would love to purchase some lemon creams or strawberry
creams (not sure of the name, but they are a cheesecake like
cookie). Our council uses Little Brownie Baker and I'd like to
try the other cookies. I would be happy to pay for them and the
Patti Scanlan (PSCANLAN@WAPA.GOV)
First Class Girl Scout
Troop Leader, Troop 257
Treasure Trails Council
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