Call mrs. Winkler if you have monies for Pennies for Peace.....Its due now.

Keep looking here for camp updates
Dec 9, 2010

Grocery Bag Recycling Continues.


To the World you may be one little Brownie Troop 
but to a Sea Turtle you are the World ~

Dec 4, 2010

Thinking Day Postcard Exchanges 2011

We must accept the fact that transport and communications will bring the world in close relations and the youth of the world should have standards and ideals in common. Juliette G. Low

Our Membership has been accepted to participate in the 2011 Thinking Day Postcard exchange

February 22, 2011 is  World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities, games, and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the WAGGGS Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. The theme for World Thinking Day 2011 is girls worldwide say "Empowering girls will change our world."
World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.  WAGGGS selected five countries of focus for World Thinking Day 2011 to represent the five WAGGGS regions:  Bolivia (Western Hemisphere), Cyprus(Europe), Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa), Nepal (Asia/Pacific),Yemen(Arab Region). 
Our Brownies have the opportunity to exchange postcards with girl scouts just like themselves around the world! This activity will complete our making connections patch of our Journeys series.

During the Holiday break I will be contacting the girls to get an idea of what countries as well as states they would like to exchange with.

Please feel free to contact me via email with this information as well.

Dec 1, 2010



January 5th    : Recycled T-shirts Due to Wendy
January 9th  : Cookie sales begin
January 18th: 1st meeting of 2011~  Molly (Snack)

  • Making t-shirt scarf, 
  • Discuss cookie sales.                                                                    
January 27th: cookie sales end

Meeting Updates….November 30th

 Meeting Updates….

What a wonderful meeting.  Ms. B was our special guest and she discussed what SHE did as a Brownie and even brought her old uniforms. It brought a smile to my face to hear the girls eager to explain what they do to her and compare badges. As a leader I was seeing any one of our Brownies talking 20 years in the future to special Brownies they know about what they did and showing off their uniforms and badges.  

This is what I will think about as I plan meetings.  Will this make for a memorable learning moment when it is all said and done? The only memory I still don’t foresee our girls having is TENT camping as a Brownie… least I am not going to be sleeping in the tent~J  

Ms. B also stayed with us to complete another part of our Journeys Badge….Connections to other Brownies.  We made photo cubes using photos from our lasts events.  I am sure your Brownie has shown you hers by now.  I will bring the photos to the next meeting as well and the girls may take home any they would like. 

Our second project was a little foreshadowing of things to come.  I prepared a sample of t-shirt rings to have each girl participate in making a scarf for Ms. B as a thank you for joining us.  Each girl joined 3 rings by tying them together.  She then worked with the other Brownies at her table to connect all of their rings.  Once that was done they joined the rings strands from each table together making one long scarf. The results were fantastic. I know the girls are now really excited to make their own scarf’s in January!

Please read the following note to your Brownie:

Mrs. Winkler,

Thank you so very much for allowing me to come in and share!  I had a fantastic time and absolutely love the scarf.  I wore it to school today to keep me warm with this December weather that is fast approaching, and even got a chance to get a picture with all of the Ames girls with myself wearing the scarf (a much better picture than just me).

These brownies have a special place in my heart always and it was definitely a memorable experience!

Thank you again,
Miss B.


Cookie Sales time again~ 
Some key facts about 2011 sales
·        Orders officially Begin January 9th
·        No new cookies this year / Same favorites as last year~
·        Still just $4 a box
·        Cookie Mom: Therese Kourim~ we love Therese. For those of you who don’t know Therese, she is Wendy’s neighbor and has no children in the troop but loves being involved with the Girl Scouts and our Troop.  She must because she will be going on her 3rd year in a row as Cookie Mom~
·        Prize structure is back to being cumulative so the prizes on the order sheet are the prizes our girls get. IE: if our Brownies sells 200 boxes she gets , certificate, patch, pen, journal, stuffed toy, storage box, fashion portfolio and beanie cap~
PLUS: if as a troop we average: 100+ boxes per girl
·        Gloves (match the beanie)
If we average 125+boxes per girl
·        ILEAD tshirt

We already know we are a “Super Troop” but we have the opportunity this year to earn the cookie “Super Troop” as well.
·        Girls must participate in 2 site sale  Check: Mrs. Kawiecki has offered to organize this and as soon as sites are announced in the council we will let you know our dates and times.
·        Girls must sign up for online Cookie Club: We will take care of this from the Cookie Moms end and get you the details.
·        Girls must donate cookies to with the military or local charity.   Check: boxes will be donated to the Riverside Food Pantry and/or the British Home.

I will be updating this Frequently so look for the POST: COOKIE SALES 2011

Recycled T-Shirt Fashion Scarf

The best part about this cute scarf is that the
 only supplies you need to make it are a few
 old tshirts and a pair of scissors.

Start by cutting off the hem.
We’ll be using it later!

Then cut the shirts into strips about 3/4 wide.
I cut 8 strips from each shirt for a total of 32

 Give the loops a nice big stretch.

 And wrap them around your hand.
You should wrap about 7 -8 times

…31 more times.

 Now take those hems and cut them
into strips about 5 long.
Use those to tie all your loops together…

Into one long chain.

Try different colors and patterns
 for a unique look.

Photos and instructions from