Thursday, September 17, 2009

Arm Pit Fudge!!!

In addition to our Girl Scout Beaded Bracelets (posted below), we finished our meeting making "Arm-Pit Fudge"! MMM-MMM GOOD!

All the girls getting their ingredients...
Thank you, moms, for all your help!

Arm-Pit Fudge Recipe

2 oz powdered sugar (1/2 cup)
1 Tbsp butter (softened)
2 tsp cream cheese (softened)
dash of vanilla
2 tsp cocoa

What to do: Place all ingredients in a sandwich zip lock style bag. Squeeze out all the air. Make sure the bag is tightly sealed. Squish and moosh the bag (UNDER THE ARM!) until all ingredients are mixed well and there is a creamy consistency. You may add any favorite flavors or other stuff to your fudge (raisins, M&M's, peanut butter, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, etc.) Take out a spoon and enjoy.

"Patrol-size" version:

1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick (1/4 cup) butter (softened)
1- 3oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup cocoa

What to do: Mix ingredients as above in gallon size zip lock style bag.
This recipe idea was submitted by Katie Baron to WAGGGS-L.

Arm Pit Fudge from Girl Scout Leader on Vimeo.

After about 5 minutes of arm-pit mixing and much excitement, most of the girls decided to finish their "mixing" a more effective way... with their hands!

Taste Testing Time from Girl Scout Leader on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Girl Scout Law Bracelets

Our meeting this week proved to be fun and interesting. We opened our meeting with snack then recited The Girl Scout Promise together. For our activity to help everyone learn the Girl Scout Law, we made beaded bracelets where each colored bead represents a part of the Girl Scout Law.

"I will do my best to be
honest and fair, (Blue bead)
friendly and helpful, (Yellow bead)
considerate and caring, (Spring Green bead)
courageous and strong, and (Red bead)
responsible for what I say and do, (Orange bead)
and to
respect myself and others, (Purple bead)
respect authority, (Magenta bead)
use resources wisely, (Green bead)
make the world a better place, and (Rose bead)
be a sister to every Girl Scout. " (Violet bead)

Hopefully the girls will enjoy their new bracelets as they learn and memorize each character quality of the Girl Scout Law.

History of Girl Scouting

Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.
Within a few years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.4 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. We invite you to learn about our robust organization and its rich history. From our willingness to tackle important societal issues, to our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness—Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere.

Read Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low's Biography and see how one visionary affected so many lives. For more information about Girl Scouting, visit the Girl Scout Official Website.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Troop Meetings for the Year
and Other Events

Listed below is a list of our meeting dates and events. Continue towards the bottom past this post to see our calendar.

18 ~ 1st Troop Meeting

1 ~ Troop Meeting
15 ~ Troop Meeting

6 ~ Troop Meeting
20 ~ Troop Meeting

3 ~ Troop Meeting
8 ~ COOKIE TRAINING in Corpus Christi 2PM (more info to follow)
17 ~ Troop Meeting

1 ~ Troop Meeting

5 ~ Troop Meeting
9 ~ Cookie Order Taking Begins!
19 ~ Troop Meeting
22 ~ Cookie Pre-Orders End and Orders Due to Troop Leaders

2 ~ Troop Meeting
13-18 ~ Cookie Delivery
16 ~ Troop Meeting "World Thinking Day" Project

2 ~ Troop Meeting
16 ~ Troop Meeting

6 ~ Troop Meeting
20 ~ Troop Meeting

4 ~ Troop Meeting
18 ~ Last Troop Meeting