Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, January 30, 2009

Keep a Carton

If you purchase juice in a 1/2 gallon carton, similar to this one
with a screw-top spout, please rinse it out and keep it for our February 23 meeting. We are going to to a fun repurposing craft.

Please be sure to keep the screw-top lid with the carton, it's an important part of the craft.

Email me, or note it in the comment section of this post when if you have one in hand. My family buy this type of juice container, so I will have a few extra for those families who do not normally buy this type. I just need to know how many we'll need. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere

Water is such a huge part of our lives, even in areas that we may not think of water being important. Do you know that we are in a world water crisis? Do you know what that means?

Can you think of ways water is a part of your life? How do you and your family use water daily?
Who owns water?
Should people be able to say who can have water and who can not?

Write those ideas down or share them to the comments of this post.

We are starting the Water, Water Everywhere Try-it. And revisiting our Her Story try-it by learning about Rachel Carson. Also we have World Thinking Day quickly approaching on February 22. Combine all of this with our troop goal of an Environmental project for our "Cookies for a Change" project we can really make a difference!

Keep up the Good Work Brownies! Keep it Green and Keep it Fun!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thank You for YOUR support!

Troop #840 Thanks ALL of our customer for supporting Girl Scouts!
Keep up with our troop with this Blog. Send us your ideas for projects any time.
We can change the world.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Troop #840 is a green Brownie Troop where we

One Day, One Action, One Brownie at a time.
Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Weekend Success!

I hope everyone's 1st weekend to sell was as successful and Raven's!

The weather was beautiful, and I don't think that the idea to take advantage of warmer weather for cookie sales necessarily intended for that to mean mid-January!
When you need cookies, just email your quantities to me. Remember safety 1st!
Have fun.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cookie Cents and Safety

Before you start selling cookies - Brownies, please fill in your personal goal, name (1st name only), troop goals and cookie box prices on your form. We ran out of time on Monday to do this together as a team - sorry.
Here is your cookie price chart:

Box # $
1 $3.50
2 $7.00
3 $10.50
4 $14.00
5 $17.50
6 $21.00
7 $24.50
8 $28.00
9 $31.50
10 $35.00
11 $38.50
12 $42.00
Case $42.00

We are participating in Troops for Troops - this is the program where customers can support Girl Scouts and donate cookies to the troops overseas. On your order form, please fill in Troops for Troops as the organization that donated cookies will be delivered to at the end of sales. If your customers would like a letter from Girl Scouts of Western OK for tax purposes, please tell them that we will mail them one. Blue Star Moms will package each box of cookies donated into care packages to be sent to our troops serving overseas.

  • Wear the Girls Scout sash or vest.
  • Become familiar with the neighborhoods where you sell.
  • Sell door-to-door only during daylight hours.
  • Brownie Girl Scouts® must be accompanied by an adult when taking orders, selling, or delivering cookies.
  • All money should always be handled by an adult.
  • Never enter the house of a customer.
  • Share only 1st names - remember Safety 1st!
  • Girls' names and address should never be given out. Instead, give the troop number (840) and an approved contact phone number (Amy @ 216-9076).
  • Always use the buddy system. It's not just safe, it's more fun.
  • Always follow safe pedestrian practices.
Have Fun, Be Safe and follow the Girl Scout Law

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ready, Set, go Sell!

The count down is on to January 17! By now you should have received the following:
  • 1 cookie order form
  • 1 money envelope
  • 1 family matters page
  • 1 page (2) Mystery House Awards
  • 1 page (2) Mystery House Helper info notes
  • 1 cookie received receipt
If you are missing anything, please let me know ASAP. If you have any questions, please contact me via email:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Live - Love - Lead - Go Green

Today we read about "Eco Ellie".
You can click on her or her name above to get to her story.
She gave tips to make our Carbon Footprint smaller by comparing an Elephant size CFP to a mouse size CFP.
The troop goal for their service project with their cookie money is to do something good for the environment. Eco Ellie encourages Brownies to Live - Love - Lead.
We are Discovering facts about our environment and ways to help save it and make our lives more "Green". We are Connecting to what we are learning to our service project and Connecting our cookie money to fund the recycling project. We are Taking Action and Leading the way with our families and our community to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

When asked to "Imagine if . . . You could change the world" all of the troop individually answered in one way or another that they would work to save the world by "Going Green".
So that is just what we are doing.
One day, one girl, one action at a time! We will sell cookies and take the lead with our service project of a recycling project to do our part to save the world!

Brownies - you may enjoy Bill Nye, The Science Guy's new show on Planet Green called Stuff Happens. (Cox Channel 102, DTV Channel 286, Dish Channel 194). Have Mom or Dad set your Tivo or DVR to record it so you can watch as a family!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

She & Me Chocolate Dreams

All 12 of our Brownie Troop attended the She & Me Chocolate Dreams Event on Saturday.
Everyone enjoyed a lot of yummy chocolate treats and time with Mom's and our friends.
If you would like to share your recipe for your special chocolate treat, please add it to the comments of this post so we can all enjoy.
Here's a slide show of all of the pictures from the event.
We are so happy that everyone was able to come!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SMART Cookie and SMART Goals

We have set our troop goal of 1980 boxes of cookies. The girls each set their personal selling goal on Monday, discovered what SMART goals are and we discussed our 2 troop goals; 1 fun reward goal and 1 Cookies for Change goal.

Slide 2
S = Specific Goals
M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Realistic
T = Timely

The proceeds that our troop receives from the cookie sales ($.50 per box) will go towards these events. On Monday, Jan 12 - we will focus in on the specifics of these goals. We DISCOVERED that we are interested in helping our environment by recycling. We will CONNECT our cookie sales with our goal project. We will TAKE ACTION by completing this project in the spring.

A part of the SMART Cookie try-it is to create a profile for cookie sales and work on a sales pitch.

We are using the "Cookie Club" to keep this process paperless. Please visit:
We went over the Goal Tracker, Setting Goals and Managing Contacts during Monday's meeting.

You can email your friends and family to let them know that it is almost time for cookie sales. If you would like to share the blog so they can see all of the fun service projects we have done so far this year, that would be great!

We CAN change the world!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Troop # 840 is stepping into 2009 with great plans for the New Year!

We will start off with setting goals for our cookie sales, then sell cookies and move on to a new and rewarding service project before planning our bridging in May. We will do more SWAPS and Try-its and maybe a field trip sometime.

Please check in often for important dates for cookie sales and other updates. We are looking forward to a great year with the troop.

Changing the world one girl, one step, one day at a time!