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

Keep looking here for camp updates
Jun 5, 2011


Mom do you have pictures.... email me them and I will add them~


Jun 1, 2011

weather update

Camp Pokanoka Kaper

Check here to see what duties you will have and when

May 28, 2011


Saturday morning the girls asked for cereal……
So instead of bringing up a bunch of boxes each girl is responsible for bringing their favorite cereal in a zip lock.

These will be collected on their arrival so that no food is left in the tabins.

May 27, 2011

Camp Weather~

Winkler Weather Updates
Looks like we might have a wet weekend girls…..
Clay pits just right for stomping and getting dirty.
Make sure to bring extra blankets for bundling up
Better to have too many than not enough.

May 26, 2011

Camp Maps as well as Directions

Click on below links to print maps

Travel to I-80 and head west.
From I-80, west of Joliet, take exit 90 onto State Road 23.
At the end of the ramp, turn left, heading southbound towards Ottawa.
Travel approximately 3.5 miles, through Ottawa, and cross the Illinois River.
Approximately 0.75 miles past the Illinois River, turn left onto Gentleman Rd.
Camp Pokanoka will be ahead, on the left, approximately 1.75 miles down the road

Camp information June 3rd -5th

Camper may arrive 4 pm on the 3rd
schedule to follow

Camp List


•             4 t shirts

•             2 shorts

•             2 long pants

•             1 swim suit

•             4 panties

•             1 hoodie sweatshirt

•             1 poncho

•             1 pajama

•             1 bandana

•             Sunglasses


•             4 socks

•             1 flip flop/ crocs for shower/swim

•             1 gym shoe

•             1 boot  hike/rain?


•             1 Shower caddy/bag *shower is a distance from Tabins

•             2 Towel , Swim/Shower

•             1 wash cloth

•             1 bar soap/ body wash

•             1 small hand sanitizer

•             1 shampoo

•             1 conditioner

•             1 brush/comb

•             ? head bands hair rubber bands ( if needed)

•             1 toothbrush ( please bring a holder or a zip lock for this)

•             1 toothpaste/floss/mouthwash

•             Medicines: labeled in zip lock

•             sunscreen

•             bug spray


•             Small lightweight backpack or fanny pack  ( vinyl with rope handles ok)

•             Hammer

•             Chisel

•             Eye protection goggles

•             Flashlight

•             extra batteries

•             duct tape... ( they have pretty colors at Home Depot)

•             Rope . min 10 ft

•             work gloves\

•             Fold up chair

•             sit upon: if you made one.

•             Mess kit , plate, bowl, cup, spoon knife, fork, dunking bag

•             water bottle

ENTERTAINMENT *things that are starred are optional

•             small painbrushes for craft

•             pencil, pen, scissors

•             book, magazine for down time

*deck of cards

*hoola hoop

*playground ball

*crayons, paper

WINKLER: Lawn Bullseye


2 jugs of water. 1 preferable frozen

Saturday morning  cereal in a zip lock.

These will be collected on their arrival so that no food is left in the tabins.


VOLUNTEER KITCHEN LIST : we need everything….. we have nothing~

* 4 oven mitts

* BBQ utensils

measuring cup

4 several small coolers WINKLER1

platters need 3      WINKLER1

Plastic bowls Large

can opener

lighter WINKLER1

wood matches



vinyl table clothes 4 Kawiecki

trash bags  WINKLER1

recycle bags  WINKLER

3 tin foil   Kawiecki

1 saran wrap Kawiecki

zip locks gallon/quart size Kawiecki

clothes pin

cutting knife

2 cutting board  WINKLER1

May 20, 2011

Day programs from Journey world

Looking for something to do but don,t want to commit to a week or more long program...
Check these out~
click on to enlarge

May 19, 2011

Photo books now available on Shutterfly

                                                     Click here to view our 2010- 2011 Photo book
May 16, 2011

Camp Permission and medical releases.

Camp forms must be returned Tuesday May 24th
Click on link below to go to form

May 12, 2011
May 8, 2011

Farmers almanack weather for June UGH OH~

 Jun 1-5: T-storms, then sunny, cool;

Next Meeting May 10th

  • ·        Do we have a mom who can help out with some games….?
  • ·        Don’t forget your CD Covers and you list of top ten songs~
  • ·        Camp permission slips will be going out. ( will be available on line after Wednesday)
  • Last chance for Pennies for Peace Due May 26th

SNACK : Lucia
Secretary : Mia
Recycler:  Lucia
Clean Up: Claire  & Emily
Am. Flag: Alessia
Am. Flag CG: Amber
GS Flag: Mazzy
GS Flag CG: Briyana
Caller: Cami
Alternate: Mollie and Quincy

Have you guessed which sport is a combination of old and new?
Disc Golf
Combining Frisbee and Golf with a new bunch  of rules….

While Mrs. Kanatas is teaching half of our Brownies the finer points in croquet… Mrs. Winkler will be review some of the older games… Hopscotch  &  Jacks, while some try their luck at Disc Golf. A real fun filled Meeting so don’t miss it!
Its suppose to rain in the am but not in the afternoon so dress appropriately…. Rain boots….?

May 7, 2011
May 4, 2011
Apr 22, 2011

Next Meeting April 26th

Snack: Alessia
Secretary : Lulu
Recycler:  Emily
Clean Up: Claire and Cami                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Am. Flag: Zosia
Am. Flag CG:Mazzy
GS Flag: Alessia
GS Flag CG: Amber
Caller: Briyanna

Focus: Menu planning for Camp, Troop CD MIX,

Troop Business
·        Food drive –Continues
·        Plastic bag recycle- Emily
·        Pennies for Peace: Keep collecting~
Apr 12, 2011


She lead us in a presentation surrounding the book Listen to the Wind. This book was about one man’s mission to bring education to the children of Pakistan.

Girls used maps to locate the country as well as learned the history behind this war torn nation and its effects on girls their own age.

Each girl was able to choose a Henna tattoo after learning about the significance of them in the Pakistani culture.

She also prepared pita, two types of hummus as well as pistachios, all foods from the area.
(Thank you Claire for the strawberries and Chips….. They went so well with the hummus. )

In addition: The girls will be donating a copy of Listen to the Wind to both Ames and Blythe school libraries in honor of Dr. Paul Roach, Mollies Uncle who is serving overseas

Pennies for Peace

What is The Power of a Penny?

Pennies for Peace teaches children the rewards of sharing and working together to bring hope and educational opportunities to children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. A penny in the United states has little worth, but in In Pakistan and Afghanistan a penny buys a pencil and opens the door to literacy:

1 penny = one pencil
2 pennies = one eraser
15 pennies = one notebook
$2 or $3 = one teacher’s salary for one day
$20 = one student’s school supplies for one year
$600 = one teacher’s annual salary
$5,000 = support for existing school for one year
$50,000 = one school building and support for up to five years

From now through May 24th we are asking the girls to redirect the pennies they have been saving for scouts, to PENNIES FOR PEACE.  

1.     Girls will need to use the KING COIN machine at the Riverside bank to count the change. 
      You will be given a receipt

2.     Take a deposit slip and using the receipt make the deposit into the troop account.           ( contact Mrs. Winkler for this number)

3.      Save you deposit receipt and turn in at the May 24th Meeting. One check will be made once all deposits have been tallied.

Our girls have been given so much. They seemed quite excited to be able to give to other children their age.

Apr 9, 2011

Next Meeting Tuesday, April 12th

With the first cup of tea you are a stranger.
With the second . . . a friend.
With the third cup of tea, you are family

Mrs. Adams has offered to host this week’s meeting by sharing a story with the girls.


 Pakistan customs will also be discussed as well as using Henna tattoos.

If you do not wish for your Brownie to receive a henna tattoo, please contact Mrs. Winkler before the meeting.

Mar 28, 2011

Girl Scouts Prepare for 100th Anniversary

We are going to bein great company as thousands of Girls Scouts visit the Birthplace next year.  Click here to read all about it.
Mar 26, 2011


Earth Hour 2011
will ask the world to:

Switch off your lights for Earth Hour at
8.30pm, Saturday 26 March 2011 
and celebrate your commitment to the planet
with the people of the world

Our Girls are Great Recyclers!

Cameron had just a few bags to count this month....Can you see my puppy in the lower  left corner ....
she is white and matches the bags......

Mar 23, 2011

Camp Pokanoka

Cami Grant and I will be heading up to Camp Pokanoka during the spring Break to take a look around.
We will get more pictures for you  of the facilities....

June 3-5th Camping Things to pack…..

Swim suit  
Good walking shoes  
Mess Kits
Did I mention BUG SPRAY?

Girls asked for Tents...... I opted for TABINS instead..... a tent/Cabin
Shower and washroom nearby~

Each Tabin Sleeps 8
Here is the Kicker .....Outdoor cooking..... so when the girls plan the meals they will have to plan accordingly.

I am not called Fearless Leader for nothing~

Mar 20, 2011

Meeting March 22nd

SUPPLIES NEEDED:  Fabric swatch:  About 4 x 4  Got extras bring them along........

Snack: Mia
Secretary : Claire
Recycler:  Cami
Clean Up: Briyana and Amber
Am. Flag: Quincy
Am. Flag CG:Zosia
GS Flag: Tess
GS Flag CG: Alessia
Caller: Mazzy
Focus: What’s for Dinner?   Menu planning for Camp
            One more Swap~

3:15- 3:20
3:20- 3:30 Flag Ceremony
3: 35-3:45 Brownie Circle/ Ring
·        Secretary Minute: Gather any materials not already given to her. take attendance
Troop Business
·        Site Sales March 12th
·        Food drive –Continues
·        Plastic bag recycle- Cami
·        Cookie Sales  TOP 3 sellers/donations: All awards will be given in May when we rec. them   from Council
SWAP Crafts exchange with troop in Georgia      
Whats for Dinner? Menu Planning for Camp   
4:25- 4:30 Clean up
4:30  Friendship squeeze : Mia /Closing
Mar 19, 2011

Penny Drive Begins

Beginning March 22, our Troop will be hosting a Penny Drive
to Raise Funds for  our 100 Year Celebration trip to

To collect is really easy.
1. Find a jar/container with lid
2. Tell friends and family That you are saving  pennies for Brownies.
3.Using coin King at the Riverside Bank    Count your coins.
4.Fill in deposit slip  and deposit funds into your Troop 41588 Girl Scout Account
( Mrs. Winkler will give each girl 2 deposit slips with our account #)
5. turn in Deposit slip receipt to Mrs. Winkler

You will be surprised how fast the coins add up

This fundraiser will continue on through next year so once you fill your jar, start again.

Mar 12, 2011

Another Successful Site Sale

81 boxes of cookies in 3 hours.  27 boxes per hour
$82 dollars in DONATIONS~  $27.33 Per hour
Not a bad Day for our Troop
Thanks Mrs. Kawiecki, Mrs. Adams for coming out with the girls
Mollie, Lulu, Cami, Emily and Claire you all did a great job!

Happy 99th Birthday Girl Scouts~

March 1912 Violet troop
First Girl Scout troop formed in the United States

Mar 9, 2011

All about the S.W.A.P.S.

Another busy meeting..... We learned about the history of S.W.A.P.S. and made some for fellow girl Scouts in Georgia... Troop 22551 out of Conyers Georgia.

Picture Swaps
Fortune Cookie Swaps
                                                                                   Smore Swaps

To see all our S.W.A.P.S. photos.... Click here