Monday, December 7, 2009
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First United Methodist Church of Edmond's Children
Donors & Helpers
Homeland - Bryant & Danforth
Sam's Club - Penn & KTP
Crest - 15th & Santa Fe
Mrs Hale's Pre-K - Centennial
Marie Gately & Hugh Piatt
Rose Mary Black
and all of the Families that came to help make and distribute the lunches
Monday, November 9, 2009
We are a Girl Scout Troop of 8 4th grade girls, from 2 different elementary schools in
If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact Amy Akin, Junior Girl Scout Troop Leader at:
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I hope you are all finding your "moxie" while you are discovering your Power of One while completing your Power Log (pg 15) Think about all of the skills that you use everyday! You are quite powerful and keeping track of the things you do will help you see just how powerful you can be!
YourselfIf you are having some trouble thinking of who to make cards of, take a look in your Agent book on pages 18 & 19. Or National Women's Hall of Fame has a really good list of women in US history.
Someone you know
role model alive
role model no longer alive
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Add It Up
What’s the cost of owning a pet? Figure this out for a pet you have now, or for an animal you’d like to have as a pet. What does the pet eat? How much does it eat? Does it need a special place to live? What will that space cost? What are its medical needs? Does it require special equipment, like a leash (dogs), a litter box (cats), a saddle (horse), or an air pump (tropical fish)? Does your community have any laws regarding that animal? Are there fees? Figure out the daily, monthly, and yearly costs for that animal.Healthy Diet
What is a good diet for your pet? Collect ads for pet food. What information do they give you about the nutritional needs of your animal? Read labels on pet food containers and compare them for food values.We will discuss these 2 requirements as well as To Have or to Have Not? and Animal Talk. If you have a picture of your pet or pets that you would like to bring to share with the troop, that would be great!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Troop enjoyed playing with the cats! They were able to give the cats treats while they played with them.
We found out that Free to Live is at capacity for both cats and dogs (about 180 of each). The adoption fee is $60 and that includes the animal's shots up to date and spayed or neutered.
Check out the slide show of all of the cats that Raven took pictures of while playing with them.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
We are going to visit Free to Live on Saturday at 1PM. We can meet at Oak Cliff at 12:45 for those that would like to ride together and back there at 2:15 for pick-up.
Please reply or comment your acknowledgment of no meeting this week and your plan for Saturday (meet at Oak Cliff or at Free to Live).
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
- The Junior Badge poll closes 8AM on Thursday Morning, October 1.
- Once it's closed, it's closed.
- NO verbal voting on the current poll.
- In the case of multiple ties, we'll have a run-off.
- You may vote for up to 3 badges on this poll.
- Only vote once.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Right now we are working to complete our 1st badge of this school year which is Girl Scouting in the USA. There are a few that are not in our books that we may want to look at adding to our program this year such as CyberGirl Scout Badge and The World in my Community Badge. If you want to take a look at other GS program opportunities that are online, this is the link.
Look to the right of this post on the blog and you will find the list of badges to vote from. Please just pick 3 then click vote. Also, please only vote once.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Record Keeper: AliThe Record Keeper takes attendance and checks uniforms.
Pirate (treasurer): Graysen
Kaper Keeper: Raven
Pirate takes up weekly dues and accounts for them and current troop dues balance.
Kaper Keeper sets up and cleans up meeting space, they can delegate and ask for help.
This is just the beginning of leadership and responsibility opportunities for our Girl Scouts!
Please remember that you are responsible and you will either earn or not your Patrol Cord at the end of your 5 weeks. Please find a replacement if you will not be at a meeting and report your replacement.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Either write down your ideas or email them. See you Thursday! And Happy Fall!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
1. This year we will have Patrol's that will be responsible for taking attendance, records of uniform, treasurer, kaper keeper (set up and taken down table), flag bearers. They will earn a "Leadership Cord" that they can wear on their vest. They will be voted on by the troop and everyone will have the opportunity to provide this leadership to the troop throughout the year.
2. It is important that they are responsible for wearing their vest each week and bringing their quarter and book(s).
3. The leaders will keep a "catch ya being good" chart. This is to note the times that we see especially good behavior or participation.
4. We will have quarterly family celebrations to show the importance of what the girls are achieving with their badges, journey and service projects. (dates/times TBA)
5. We will take up a one time for the year dues of $25 to cover badges, crafts and extras. If you have extra cookie dough and would like to use that to pay the dues with, please let me know and that is acceptable.
6. There will NOT be paper notes sent home (unless they come from a source other than our troop specifically). Check your email for notes, dates, reminders and information of the like.
7. Snack: Healthy Snack please. No drinks, unless Capri Suns. Look at the troop calendar and email the dates you would like to send snack. As they are received, they will be added to the calendar. No dates are taken yet.
8. There are a few weeks that we can not meet on Thursdays. Check the calendar for those dates. A reminder will be posted prior to the date. We are going to try to do other activities or field trips those weeks. Details TBA.
9. ***Badges*** this is important :)
Girls, for this Thursday, look over your Badge book and bring 3 or 4 that you would like to accomplish this year. We will compile a list and you will get to vote on the blog. We will try to get as many of your choices done this year as we can.
Remember: Live by the Girl Scout Law. Have Fun. Do your best. and Be Prepared!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Check the calendar for up coming meeting dates as well as dates that we will not be meeting. You should plan to check your email and/or the blog at least weekly for notes, updates and much more.
There is a lot to look forward to this year, we are going to go from Traditions to Leadership and Self Esteem to Exciting Adventures.
If you have any friends that would like to join us this year, please let us know or have their parents contact us. We would love to meet new friends and look forward to seeing the old.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
If you have not already visited either the GS Western OK shop or website to purchase your uniform and handbook, here is a breakdown of the costs and items.
Basically if you would like both books, a vest and the basic emblems it will be $51.25 plus tax.
Item $ Vest $15.75 Troop #'s $3.75 US flag $1.75 Insignia tab $2.50 GSWOK $4.00 GS Pin $2.00 * handbook $10.95 * badge book $11.95 **hand/badge books $21.50
*Badge book alone has description of Junior Badges
*Handbook alone is not recommended
** package of both Handbook & Badge Book is the best deal to keep track of badges completed, information on Girl Scouting and Junior requirements.
We hope you are ready and excited to discover this power that you resides within you!
This year we will become "Agents of Change"!
The troop will purchase these books for you.
We are excited to take this journey of Girl Scouting with you. We will see you Tuesday, September 15 after school at CrossTimbers for our 1st meeting of this school year.
Monday, August 10, 2009
| National Geographic Series |
Mysteries in Our National Parks
|Buried Alive, A Mystery in Denali National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • LITERATURE • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • The Landons are in Alaska's Denali National Park and are joined by 13-year-old Nicky Milano. Jack, Ashley and Nicky accept a dogsled ride from a man in a Park Service uniform -- which leads to trouble. (ALA251, $4.99) |
|Cliff-Hanger, A Mystery in Mesa Verde National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • LITERATURE • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • Jack's mother is investigating a cougar attack at Mesa Verde in this installment of the popular series, co-authored by science and mystery authors. (USW522, $4.99) |
|Deadly Waters: A Mystery in Everglades National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • Alane Ferguson • MYSTERY • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • While visiting the Everglades National Park with their parents, the Landon children uncover the mystery of dying manatees and learn important lessons about the natural environment. (FLA69, $4.99) |
|Escape from Fear, A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • MYSTERY • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • The Landon family races to figure out what is destroying the coral reefs at the Virgin Islands National Park in the ninth installment of the popular mystery series. (CRB208, $4.99) |
|Ghost Horses, A Mystery in Zion National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • LITERATURE • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park (USW521, $4.99) |
|The Hunted, A Mystery in Glacier National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • MYSTERY • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • The fifth installment from the popular series follows the Landon family's attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of grizzly cubs in Glacier National Park. (ALA252, $4.99) |
|Night of the Black Bear, A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • LITERATURE • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • While their mother investigates a series of bear attacks in and near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Jack and Ashley learn about country music and Cherokee people from two new friends, one of whom is keeping a secret. (USS400, $4.99) |
|Out of the Deep, A Mystery in Acadia National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • MYSTERY • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • The Landons travel to Arcadia National Park in Maine for the tenth installment of the popular mystery series. (USE414, $4.99) |
|Over the Edge, A Mystery in Grand Canyon National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • LITERATURE • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • The life of a biologist studying condors in the Grand Canyon is threatened in this entry in Mysteries in Our National Parks -- and the hostile teenage computer whiz in her family's foster care may be involved. (USW520, $4.99) |
|Rage of Fire • Gloria Skurzynski • Alane Ferguson • MYSTERY • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • In this suspenseful entry in the Mysteries in our National series, Jack, Ashley and their parents visit Hawaii and meet a Vietnamese boy who leads them on a mysterious adventure into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (HWI212, $5.95) |
|Running Scared, A Mystery in Carlsbad Caverns National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • MYSTERY • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • The Landons travel to Carlsbad Cavern to study the local bat population, but find themselves lost in the dark tunnels of the caves in this installent of the Mysteries in Our National Parks series. (SWU236, $4.99) |
|Valley of Death, A Mystery in Death Valley National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • LITERATURE • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • The Landon family makes a trip to Death Valley National Park accompanied by a mysterious new foster child, fourteen-year-old Leesa Sherman. (CAL216, $4.99) |
|Wolf Stalker, A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park • Gloria Skurzynski • Alane Ferguson • MYSTERY • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12) • Published by National Geographic, this mystery concerns the shooting of a wolf in Yellowstone National Park. For readers ages 9-12. (RKY45, $4.99)|
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Eat out the week of September 20-28, 2009 at a local participating restaurant.
Click to find one of the many near you!
Friday, July 10, 2009
The Lord is my strength and my might.
Camp E.D.G.E Vacation Bible School is not your typical stroll through the woods. It is an
action-packed, adrenaline-filled expedition to an Extreme Adventure Camp that teaches
kids their strength and might come from God!
First United Methodist Church of Edmond - 305 E Hurd in the CAC
Camp Dates July 20-24 from 9:30 to 12:00 (Noon)
Monday, June 15, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
For June, we will meet at Shannon Miller Park, just in front of the library on Wednesday, June 10 at 10AM for about 40 minutes. We will complete 6 of the requirements during the meeting. Please bring a gently used book(s) to donate to a local organization. (Troop will decide who will receive the books)
Complete any six of the following requirements to earn this badge:
It's a Wide World
Read two fold tales, stories, or poems from a culture other than your own. Share what you have learned in any of the following ways:
- Act out one or more of the stories or folk tales.
- Learn more about one or more of the writers.
- Read one of the stories, poems, or folk tales to your Girl Scout group or another audience.
- Create puppets and put on a puppet show, based on one of the stories, for a group of younger children or Girl Scouts.
Select one or tow picture books and do one of the following:
- Read the books to younger friends or Girl Scouts. Ask what they like about the illustrations and the stories.
- Create two book covers to go with your selected books.
- Create your own picture book in the same style.
Be a Tape Worm!
Make an audiotape of a book, short story, magazine article, joke or riddle collection, play or poetry collection that you can give to someone who cannot read. You could, with your troop or group, make tapes at a local agency that service people who are blind or visually impaired. Practice reading aloud so that your tape will sound polished and smooth.
Be a Reading Helper
Some children and adults have trouble reading. Find out from a reading specialist, teacher, librarian, or another adult about different types of reading difficulties or disabilities. Then, with the help of adults as needed, do one of the following:
- put together and distribute a list of places to go in your community for reading help. This information is available at most libraries.
- be a reading buddy. find out where you can help a younger child who is learning to read or having trouble reading. check with your teacher or leader, or ask your librarian if there are literacy or reading organizations in your community. volunteer to spend at least one-half hour a week for alt least a month with a reading partner.
The Living Past!
When you read about something that happened a long time ago, you make the event come alive again in your mind. Read a story poem, or folk tale that reflects past life in the united States.
Read and Review
In a newspaper or other source, read review of new books for your age level. Check one of the books out of the library, read it, and decide if the review was right.
How To? Read On!
Become an expert in a subject by reading about it. You might read about the subject mater of another badge in this book. For example, read a book about dance, music, the life of a famous woman artist or sports hero, horses, cooking, the environment, or an historic event. Review the book in writing or discuss it with your troop or family.
Build a Library
Share your love of reading with others in your community in one of two ways:
- Set up a schedule with other Girl Scout members to bring library books in large print, in Braille, or on tape to someone who will enjoy them.
- With the help of an adult, collect books and magazines for specific age levels and donate them to a library, camp, nursing home, youth shelter, pediatric office, clinic, day-care center, or other facility.
Books for Life
Find out about careers for people who like books. If you can, visit with an author, poet, illustrator, editor, librarian, bookstore owner or book publisher or invite any of those professional to visit your troop or group.
Your Library's Treasures
Explore your local library's resources. Prepare poster to encourage greater use of the library, or an advertising flyer to let the community know about all the library's treasures. Some libraries sponsor readings by local poets and authors, or concert series. What kinds of classes or lectures are available at yours?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
We can only make it to a few Scoops this summer but the ones we can go to will be GREAT!! So here you go.
June 6, Cook Out Breakfast with Nancy Benedict
June 19, Exploring Bluff Creek. Martin Nature Park
July 11, Fit for a Princess at Oak Cliff Fire Station.
Hope to see you there!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
And just in case you missed it, here's the list of some of the things we did as Brownies 2008-09:
We had fun with our friends
We went on a Haunted Hayride
We did arts and crafts
We tried “try-its”
We made 120 “Brownie” bag lunches for homeless in
We went on a Brownie Quest to become leaders
We found 3 keys: Discover Connect Take Action
We made SWAPS.
We made new friends
We sold Girl Scout Cookies (over 2,700 boxes)
We sent 233 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to military troops
We sang Christmas carols to elderly
We went to the “She and Me Chocolate Dreams” event
We learned about “going green” from Eco Ellie.
We Live, Love and Lead
We celebrated “World Thinking Day”
We participated in Scout Sunday
We went to see Wizard of Oz
We had a Flag Retiring Ceremony
We had cookie booth sales
We sang songs
We experienced new things
We went “green”
We live by the Girl Scout Law
We are flying up to Junior Girl Scouts
About to Bridge and Fly up!
As they crossed the bridge, they were given a beautiful hand made lei, Rainbow Bridge, Brownie to Junior Wings and their first 2 Jr Badges. They gave Ms Ruth a Girl Scout Hand Shake and started their journey as Juniors.
Thank you for your support and for sharing your Girl Scouts with us. We are looking forward to a sharing their journey as Junior Girl Scouts.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
If you are planning on doing any of the events - post it to the comments of this post so that we will all know and maybe others will join you!
Have Fun Juniors!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
The American flag isn't the only American symbol. Find out about two other American symbols and what they stand for. Share with your troop.
Now to the Animal part - You voted with your pennies for the social or environmental action project that you all researched and the winner was ANIMALS with feeding children a close second then babies and education. We will find a local animal no-kill shelters to help, such as Free to Live. If you have thoughts or suggestions, please post in the comments for all to see.
Monday, April 13, 2009
“When the flag of our country has become worn or damaged, the proper way to dispose of it is through burning or burial. We are here to pay our last respects to these particular flags with love and reverence.
7 red stripes and 6 white stripes; Each strip stands for one of the 13 colonies that gained us liberty. The red stripes remind us of the lifeblood of the brave men & women who were ready to die for this, their country.
The white stripes remind us of the purity and cleanliness of purpose, thought, word and deed.
Each of the 50 states is represented by a star on a field of blue. The blue is for truth and justice, like the eternal blue of the star filled heavens.We cut these flags with respect and will place them stripe by stripe on the fire.
The 1st stripe stands for
Delaware, then Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and ” (adapted from the GSA handbook) Rhode Island
We ended the ceremony with God Bless America.
All 12 members of Brownie Troop 840 were present for this event. We thank Oak Cliff Fire Department for assisting us in the burn and Meme & Papa Akin (Raven's Grandparents) and Mr & Mrs Harris (Kesha's Parents) for the flags that we retired.
A. Brownie Try-it "wave the flag"
B. Junior Badge "united we stand"
C. Flag Ceremony Patch for Girl Scouts
See the poll to the right and vote. Voting is open for 1 week.
Please print this Flag Print Out to color!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Here's some links to explore:
Think of ways that you can do good for the environment. How can you be a part of the solution? The plastic that we "throw away" ends up in the oceans and land fills does not go away. It affects us all.
Think of ways that you can make simple changes in your daily life. Write down your ideas and things you do or are going to start doing and bring to share on Monday.
If you have not already received the reuseable shopping bag from me, you will. It is one of your rewards for being "green" Girl Scouts and successfully selling cookies this year. When store clerks ask you now "paper or plastic?" You can confidently answer "neither."
The one that you will receive is a Brown to Earth Bag Co reusable shopping bag.