Saturday, July 12, 2014

Updated Website for Brownies

Our website has a new look to reflect our new Brownie level in Girl Scouts!

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bridge to Brownies!

Today was the BIG day!!  Our girls Bridged over to Brownies!  We celebrated in a special way by "baking" each of our Daisies into a Brownie.  It was so much fun!

We had a special "oven" made just for today.  Each Daisy had a turn to enter the back of the oven.

Inside the oven, was a new Brownie vest (purchased as a surprise with proceeds from selling cookies), which the Daisy would put on (and leave her Daisy vest behind).   When she was ready, she rang a little bell (also inside the oven) to indicate she was done (Baked!).

We'd open the door and out popped a new fresh Brownie!

We would then get to pin their official Brownie pin onto her vest.

Each girl also received a Bridging Award certificate. (Click here for Word .doc version)


The oven was a big hit!  The girls kept wanting to play with it and get baked again.

Our awesome oven for baking Daisies into Brownies.
It was played with so much, the door was starting to sag by the end of the day.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Swim Party Reward

Our girls enjoyed a fun day at our local swim park.  The girls had voted for a pool party as their reward for participating in cookie sales this year.  A part of the earnings from the cookies paid for admittance and snacks at the park.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


A part of the Girl Scouts requirements for Daisies to bridge to Brownies, we needed to do an activity with an older troop.  A couple of girls from a Junior sister-troop came to visit us.  They talked with our girls about the things Girl Scouts can do as a Brownie.   They also helped our troop make their sit-upons.
Our visiting Junior scouts helping our troop.
Our finished Sit-Upons!

How to Make a Sit-Upon

A "Sit-Upon" is a homemade, usually waterproof pillow/pad used to protect your backside when you "sit upon" it on the ground.  Here is how our troop made their sit-upons.  Steps 1 - 5 were done ahead of our meeting so that our girls could spend their time stitching their pillows closed.

Materials needed for each sit-upon:
- Waterproof fabric
- Plastic lace
- Plastic grocery bag and stuffing (newsprint, more grocery bags, etc...)
- Stickers for decoration.

1.  Start with a water-proof material.  We used oilcloth fabric from Jo-Ann store for our sit-upon.

2.  Our fabric was 47" wide, so it was cut in half length-wise to make the each piece about 24" on one side.  It was then cut again at 18".

3.  So each of our sit-upons was made with a piece of oilcloth 24" x 18".

4.  Fold the piece of oilcloth in half along the 24" side to make a pillow finished size 12" x 18".  You will then have three open sides of the pillow to stitch close.

5.  Use a hole punch (I have a small-size hole punch) and punch a series of holes around the open edges of the sit-upon.  I held the front & back open edges together with the hole punch so the holes all lined up.

-- The above steps where done ahead-of-time for the girls to save time during our meeting. -- 

6.  Use a piece of plastic Rexlace or gimp to stitch the pillow closed.  Tie a knot at the first hole, and loop the lace through the holes, going around the two sides of the pillow.  Do not stitch the third side of the pillow closed yet.

7.  Take a plastic grocery bag and fill it with your stuffing material.  Tie it closed.

8.  Place this bag inside your pillow and finish stitching your pillow closed.

9.  Decorate your pillow pad with stickers for fun.

10.   Attach another piece of Rexlace/gimp on each top corner to make a shoulder strap.


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Daisy Safety Award

Our girls learned ways to stay safe today.  They worked on the three steps to earn their Daisy Safety Award.

1. Understand what to do if you get lost.  The girls filled out a worksheet to practice their phone number and address.  We also talked about who is safe to ask for help (police office, teacher, another mom).

2. Understand what to do if your friend is choking.  We went over the Heimlich maneuver and colored a worksheet that showed how to help a friend who is choking.
3.  Learn how to "Stop, Drop & Roll" if your clothing catches on fire.  

The girls were already familiar with this technique, and they were more than happy to demonstrate. I finally remembered to get the camera out.   :-)  

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Field trip to Orthodontist

We took our Daisies today to a local orthodontist to learn more about dental health.  Dr. Kelly Morgan of Morgan Orthondontics hosted our girls.

First thing we did was learn about what an Orthodontist is and what one does for their patients.  We took a tour of her office.

We got to see how impressions of someone's teeth are made and used to fit braces and retainers.

Each girl then got a plastic vampire teeth set to make their own mold.

The girls were so excited to take their own vampire teeth home with them.  They had lots of questions for Dr. Morgan before our tour finished.

Each girl got to take home a Dental Health fun patch for the back of their Girl Scout vest.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Meeting Cancelled

Our regular Daisy meeting scheduled for today is cancelled due to my sick child at home.   Sorry!

We had planned to do the Daisy Safety Award pin, but will plan that for a meeting in May.

Our next meeting will be a field trip to the orthodontist to learn about dental health.  Should be fun!

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