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Global Action Award 2016 and free interview printable

Hey Troop Leaders!

We are so excited for the end of the year and summer! I have some really fun activities planned for our girls that I can't wait to share with you all. With Mother's day coming up, I really wanted to plan something special for the female role models in each girl's life so we are throwing a Tea Party!

Of course, I always like to weave in an opportunity for the girls to work on a badge and this one just seemed to fit perfectly. 

This year's theme for the Global Action Award is "Increase girls' access to education". You can find more information on this on the website ( ) along with the downloadable requirements. For the Daisy, Brownie, and Junior requirements there is an option to interview a special women in their life. That is exactly what we are going to do at this special tea party!

Download here --->>> Global Action Award Interview  <<<---

I will provide some more updates on the event and the craft we prepared at our last meeting soon! It's a really cute cupcake liner carnation corsage! For the time being, I did want to share the interview template we will be using and offer it in a free download!


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Free Girl Scout Invitations: Court of Awards Garden Party

Hey Girl Scout Leaders!!

It's that time for the end of the year Court of Awards and party! I've totally been slacking with the planning this year and we have our bridging ceremony too! That's why I had to dig into last year's planning materials to find this goodie!

Last year I posted about our Daisy Flower Journey and Included this feebie in the take action blog post but I realized it's awfully hard to find so I wanted to make sure you all had the chance to use this feebie in case you are in a hurry like myself. I love reusing things!

Here is the link to the publisher file that you can edit and print! It's double sided so make sure to check your printing options. This is a quick and easy invite to mail or handout at your next meeting!

Download Invitation file here--->>>> Court of Awards Invite <<<<---


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Posted on May 1, 2016 and filed under Girl scouts.

Making Choices Financial Literacy Leaf Badge

This past week, in preparation for our cookie season, we focused on the Making Choices leaf for our Girl Scout daisies.

We had a three station set up (small groups and station rotation works best for our large troop)

Station 1: Cookie booth pricing guides and practice with monopoly money.

Each of the girls had an opportunity to fill in the cookie pricing guide together. They used monopoly money to help them count and determine the prices. After the meeting I laminated the pricing guides for the girls to use at the cookie booths. Our cookie booths last year were very busy and it was soooo time consuming to have the daisy scouts calculate each purchase. By doing this ahead of time each girl got to practice her financial literacy and save us some time during cookie booth sales!

Once they finished their sheets they got to pretend shop and practice their money skills with the monopoly money. They loved this idea!

Here is the link to down:--->>>Download here <<<---

Station 2: Wants VS. Needs activity

The second station consisted of a wants vs. needs sorting activity. An adult volunteer first discussed the differences between the two and each girl had an opportunity to sort the pictures. After each girl had a turn my co -lead assisted in a discussion about wants and needs for our cookie goal. The girls voted to spend their cookie proceeds on wishlist items for a local animal shelter that we had recently visited for our 3 Cheers for Animals Journey. My co lead had the girls list out the items that the animal shelter might need and then think of items that might be a want for the animals. Once we have reached our cookie goal (which I know we will!), the girls can decided if they want to buy "need"ed items or "want"ed items (or both) for the animal shelter by referencing this list.

Free wants and needs pictures here--->>>Download printable here <<<---

Station 3: Cookie Booth brainstorm sesh

We started planning our cookie booth design and decorations in this station. I talked with the girls a little about marketing. It was really cute because of their age. Imagine their faces when you ask "have you every heard of the term marketing?" LOL Here is how I explained the idea....

  • 2 Different books: I used two different books to explain the impact of good marketing. One book was missing it's cover so it was completely white and the second book was decorated with illustrations and fun colors. I asked the girls if they were in a bookstore which book would they be more likely to pick up. Most of the girls picked the pink illustrated book. I asked them why they picked this one.... ex. "It's pink!" or "I like the picture!" I explained how the way the book looked impacted their decision and how this is marketing.

  • 2 Different cookie booths: Using this concept I asked if they saw two different cookie booths (one with just a table and some boxes and another with decorations and color) which booth would they buy their cookies from. They all said the fun decorated one! Rolling with that concept I talked about they way a product is presented can impact our customers decision to buy. 

  • The girls come up with some fun ideas for cookie booth decorations to get our customers excited to buy from us and increase our sales. We talked about themes and they jotted down a list of materials they would need so we can work on the decorations at the next meeting.

It was a very productive meeting filled with lots of decision making and skill building! They really did have so much fun and I could tell they really gained from our activities!

Happy Cookie Season!

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Ryleigh's Pink Dino Party!

Ryleigh's birthday party was last month. There has been so much going on in our house and I've been trying to organize everything with Girl Scouts that I didn't have an opportunity to post this yet! I figured I had to get it in before Christmas and New Year's.

She has a undeniable love for Dinosaurs and when I asked what kind of party she wanted she specifically called for PINK Dinosaurs! We had custom printables designed by myself, a Dino Adoption, and a smoking lava cake! See more deets and get your free printables! 

Posted on December 21, 2015 and filed under Celebrate.

Pink Dino Party Printables!

Hi Ladies! 

Today I'm really excited to share with you my latest party I have been planning. Ryleigh turns 4 and her party is next week. She has been in love  with dinosaurs lately so I just had to use this as the theme. Here is the preview and a printable for you, including fill in invitations, dinosaur adoption certificate printable, and A7 envelope inserts!

I hope you enjoy!

----->>>>Download Dino Party Printables here!<<<<----


I hope you enjoy and check back for some more pictures of the final party!

For more ideas for throwing a Pink and Orange Dino Party check below....

Posted on November 15, 2015 and filed under Celebrate.

Girl Scout Postcard activity and free template!

I recently created this postcard for our Girl Scout activity to go along with the 3 Cheers for Animals Daisy journey and Zinni's story!

The girls can draw a picture on either side and write a little note if they wish! This is a great idea to also use around the holidays or Valentines day if the girls want to send out love bug notes or holiday wishes. This would be fun to send to the troops overseas as well!

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Daisy Flower Garden Journey: Session 5 Take Action Project

We've made it to session 5 of the Daisy Flower Garden Journey!!!

For more resources on the Daisy Flower Garden Journey check out previous sessions....

Session One

Session Two 

Session Three

Session Four 

Session Five and Take Action Project 

Garden Party

I've managed to get this journey finished in 6 sessions, including the Court of Awards ceremony and garden party for the last session!

Session 5 is all about the take action project the girls completed as part of the journey. We started the meeting off reading Chapter 5 from our Garden Journey books. Our troop did the worm composting bin for their project but there are endless ideas that you can consider. We did think about doing a community garden at the school but that didn't work out like we had hoped so we went to plan B.

Here are some ideas you can suggest to the girls to get them thinking. Remember: let them decided and keep it girl led.

Ideas for the take action project for the Daisy Flower Garden Journey

  • Worm composting bin

  • Create or spruce up a community garden at a local school, church, park district.

  • Grow ladybugs

  • Love Bugs

  • Find a need or issue in your area and have the girls brainstorm ideas to solve it.

Now for the worm composting bin!!!

What you will need:

  • two 10 gallon rubbermaid containers w/ lid.
  • Food scraps and other organic materials (see list)
  • newspaper and cardboard
  • water
  • drill with small 1/8 drill bit
  • Something to separate the two bins on top of one another, you will want about 2-3 inches. We used scrap wood left over from our deck (use resources wisely). You can also use large rocks.
  •  Red worms about 1/4 to 1/2 pound (we purchased ours from Bass Pro Shop but you can buy them in bulk online)
  • dirt... don't buy dirt just what every you can find in your yard. You will want a couple of small garden shovels full.

Ahead of time

Have your Girl Scouts start collecting food scraps ahead of time. Here is the example of the letter I sent home during session 4.  Download here: ----->>> Worm composting letter

Prepare your bin

  1. Decide which bin you will use to put your actual food scraps and worms in. Drill small 1/8 drill bit holes at the bottom to allow for excess water to drain out. Drill larger holes at the top on the sides of the bin, between 1 inch to 4 inches from the top. This will allow for ventilation.
  2. Take your second bin (bottom bin) and put in your material you will use to separate the two bins. You want to offset the bins by at least 3 -6 inches. This will allow the liquid from the composting bin to drain out so you don't drown the worms. This liquid is also considered compost tea! We used two pieces of scrap 2 x 2 wood, large rocks work as well.
  3. Place your bin with the drilled holes inside of the bottom bin. Save the lid and you are ready to start adding your goods.

Add your goods!

Now that you have prepared your bin you are ready to get the composting environment started for your worms.

  1. Add some bedding... What is bedding? It's your paper scraps such as shredded newspaper, paper bags, cardboard. YOu will want to lightly dampen, not soak, with a sprinkle of water.
  2. Add dirt. This will help the worms with digestion and help the "process" along.
  3. Add your food scraps... please reference the list provided on the letter on worm composting. I had each girl tells us what her scraps consisted of and add them in. Sprinkle lightly with a little water to moisten.
  4. Add your worms. For the girls that are not scared of worms (courageous and strong), which ended up being all of them by the time we got down to the last of the worms, have them hold the worms and add them into the bin themselves. Advise them to be gentle and quiet as you don't want to shock the worms. There were girls that were afraid to touch them but after seeing the rest of the troop participate they mustered up the courage. Make sure each girl gets a chance even if she turns down on the first try.
  5. Cover with bedding. Don't be afraid to be liberal with this. You want to add enough to keep the bugs and flies away from your composting bin. Add some bigger pieces of wet cardboard on the top.
  6. Put the lid on and let it chill! By chill I mean don't continue to move your bin around and place it in a quiet place. I put it in my garage for the first two weeks. I recommend also putting it in the garage and leaving the light on for the first couple of days. 

What I noticed, and I'm glad I put it in my garage to start, was that some of the worms started trying to escape. Some worms trying to escape is normal. You've taken these little creatures and put them into a new environment and potentially shocked them with the move so naturally you will have your rebel worms trying to leave. If you noticed that there are too many trying to leave you will need to troubleshoot your bin for potential problems.

Things to remember:

Temperature: 35 to 80 degrees - covered from sun and rain.

Feed your worms, about every 2 weeks or as you gather new organic matter.

Too wet = worm evacuation. Bins and bedding should not be dripping.

Flies = not enough bedding/ Continue to add bedding to the top to keep the environment happy.

Stenchy = too much food. If your bin starts to smell like something is rotting, you have a problem. Your worm bin should smell earthy, not stenchy.  LOL

Do you have any other suggestions for the  Take Action project? 

At the end of the meeting I handed out special invitations for the last session and final meeting for the year! Here is a copy of the publisher file--->> Court of Awards Ceremony and Garden Party Invitation.

Stay tuned for the final session of our Daisy Flower Garden Journey!

Posted on October 15, 2015 and filed under Girl scouts.