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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fw: Pinewood Derby 2011 - Rules and Instructions

Girl Scout Families -
Pack 90's Pinewood Derby is set for January 22.  This year there is a PowderPuff division for girls to participate along with the Boy Scouts.  There will be awards for the PowderPuff division and they can also enter in the open division.  This is not only open to sibilings of Boy Scouts, but other Girl Scouts as well.  If you need a car, please let me know and we can get you one ASAP.
There will be some car workshops coming up soon.  We'll keep you posted on the dates.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Many Blessings in the New Year -
Amy Akin
"Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do. Or, Do without."
Junior GS Troop # 840
Akin Adventure

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Subject: Pinewood Derby 2011 - Rules and Instructions


Attached are the official rules and instructions for this year's Pinewood Derby.  Please contact me if you have any questions.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Healthy Recipe Help

Thinking of your favorite comfort food or dinner or snack being tampered with to be made "healthier" can seem not fun.  Don't think of it as taking away your favorite flavors, rather add new ones, try to keep it similar or change it up a bit.  Here are a few sites to help you in your quest:

Mayo Clinic
Healthy Substitutions Help
National Heart & Lung Fun Recipes

This is just a start. Have fun and Happy Scouting!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome Back!

Question to you: What's Girl Scouts to you?
Your Answers: arts & crafts & badges, eating, animals & snacks, fun stuff & badges, spending time together as friends, snacks, arts & crafts
Over the last 4 - 6 years you have fed over 1000 people, given away over 100 gifts to children, made blankets or scarfs for about 50 people, played with and fed sheltered animals and so much more.
We have lot to look forward to this year.  At our first meeting you decided that each month you will be responsible for leading the meeting(s) for a badge of you choice.  We will meet again on Tuesday, September 14 at 4:30 - 5:30 at the Akin House.  On this day you can pick which month you would like to lead the troop for your patch.
You also decided that you want to do the Sack Lunches again (Yea!) and we will volunteer work at Breakfast on Boulvard and the Hope Center and other service projects throughout this year as the opportunities arise.
The Crop Walk is quickly approaching.  Please think about if you would like to participate in it on September 26 @ 2PM.
If you complete badges throughout the year, post your experience to the blog!  You can all post any time to:
Happy Scouting!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy 4th of July & Happy 100th BSA

Troop 840 was represented in the Liberty Fest Parade 2010 by Raven & Abbigael.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Flag Retirement Ceremony and Last Meeting of School Year

Thursday, May 20 will be the last meeting date for this School Year.  We will meet at Oak Cliff Fire Station #1 for a flag retirement ceremony.  Pick up time will not change.  If you would like to come see the ceremony, please plan on being there about 4:30.  If you go to CrossTimbers, meet Teresa and Ruth in the lobby to ride to the fire station.  If you go to Centennial, meet Amy in the office to go to the fire station.  This will be a fun and meaningful way to end this school year.  If you will not be there tomorrow, please call or email ASAP so we are not waiting and looking for you.  If you have a flag that needs to be retired, please bring it with you.
Happy Scouting!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

End of Year Ice Skating, Bake Sale & Summer's Comin'

The goal that the troop set for their fun goal was to go Ice Skating (a few others were mentioned but less doable than ice skating).
After looking into the date options, May 7 or May 21, both Fridays are the best bets.  We need votes for one or the other or neither date ASAP.  If too many can not do either Friday date, we will rethink the fun reward for cookie sales for the troop.
Speaking of goals, the troop is working on the Sign of the Star Award, where they set a goal of a bake sale to raise money for hungry kids in America.  We will partner with Share Our Strength and donate proceeds raised to this organization.  We are still searching for a good date and possible event to tie the bake sale to - any ideas or suggestions appreciated.
An option for a summer meeting (trying for 1 per month) is June 3 at the Guthrie Drive-in for How to Train your Dragon.  If not the drive-in on June 3, then we will plan to meet the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Details later in May.
Happy Scouting!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

1st Week of March

Who can believe it is already March?!? But I know we are all looking forward to spring!

There is not a meeting this week on Thursday,3/4. We are going to the musical on Saturday, 3/6, with a booth sale immediately following - volunteers needed. 
We have only had 2 respond and one is not even in our troop.  We need to know by Wednesday who is planning on attending.  Look at past post for details. 

Scout- yes/no
Parent - yes/no
tag-a-long - yes/no

Graysen yes + 1 parent
Raven yes + 1 parent
Suzie yes + 1 parent

We need a count by Wednesday so we can open up our reserved tickets.

Thanks so much!

Also - don't forget to do your cookie inventory by Wednesday too.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


End of cookie sale date extended to 3/21! 

We have 1 booth sale scheduled for 3/6 after the musical at North.  We need parent volunteers to set up.  If you would like to attend the musical it is $7 for adults.  Free for all our troop members.  We need a head count by Wednesday.  We will meet at Mitch Park at 1PM weather permitting.  Otherwise we will announce an alternate meeting spot. 
This fun event includes for each girl: Lunch, Musical "Singing in the Rain", a snack at intermission and booth sale immediately following show.  Parents do not have to attend, but are welcome to come with us.  It is $7 per adult and $5 per tag-a-long.  After we receive head count by Wednesday 3/3 we may have extra seats available and can invite friends that would like to be Junior Girl Scouts with us!
Please let me know if you have any questions.

If you any ideas for booth sales over the next few weeks - please let us know.  Lets get these cookies sold!

Thanks & Happy Scouting
Amy Akin
"Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do. Or, Do without."
Junior GS Troop # 840
Akin Adventure

We have listened to ALL of you who have contacted us regarding the inclement weather we've been experiencing.  Please see attachment for IMPORTANT cookie information.  It will also be posted on our website in the Cookies and More tab.

The Product Sales Team

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fw: Initial Order T-Shirt Deadline Extended

Yeah!!!!  See notice below.  Please plan to turn in to Ruth as much of the money as you can from the cookies you have sold by this Thursday and then again the following week to qualify for the 250 sold t-shirt.
Amy Akin
"Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do. Or, Do without."
Junior GS Troop # 840
Akin Adventure

Good news!

Because of the recent rounds of bad weather, the February 19 t-shirt deadline has been extended to Feb. 26. 

Bundle up and have fun!

The Product Sales Team
Barbara Mitchell
Jaci Standridge
Ann Matheny

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Up-Coming Dates

Please keep these upcoming dates in mind:

February 20 - World Thinking Day  10AM - 12PM
February 20 - BOOTH SALES START - if you have somewhere in mind for a booth sale, let us know!!
February 23 - Moving Meeting at Akin House 4-5PM (we will pick from school like normal, parents pickup from house at 5PM)
February 25 - No Meeting
March 4 - No Meeting on Calendar
March 6 - Edmond North Musical "Singing in the Rain" 2PM Cookie Booth Sale immediately following (Parent volunteers needed for set up)

Please check the calendar on the blog for your snack date.  NO reminder emails are being sent.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

To be on the safe side . . . .

Looks like the weather will take a turn for the worse mid-day tomorrow, so rather and just wait and see; We will NOT have Girl Scouts tomorrow, Thursday, Jan 28.  Please plan to have your GS go home normally tomorrow. 
Please let us know that you got this message.

Troop #840

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thinking Day Event

globe thinking day

Save the Date for World Thinking Day 2010: February 20th, 2010

When:  Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:00AM-1:00PM

Where:  Frederick Douglass High School- 900 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK

2010 Theme: Together we can end extreme poverty and hunger! 

Come and celebrate the 100th birthday of Girl Guides! You will learn the history of WAGGS and experience different cultures from all around the world. More details to follow.  We will meet and go to the event together.  We are registered for all girls and 2 adult mentors.



Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 23 and Cookie Sales

We are all excited about cookie sales for 2010! We will discover how we are inspired by others and in turn inspire others. We have begun our troop goal setting for this selling season and will continue this Thursday. Our troop goal is to sell 1,800 boxes! We will set our service project goal and fun/learning goal this week.
Take a minute and look at the Family Support for Selling page.

Pack 90's Annual Pinewood Derby begins at 9AM at CrossTimbers in the cafeteria. This is NOT a booth sale. No booth sales can happen before February 12. We will sell cookies as individuals at this event. If you would like to come, please let me know and I can get you the details.
Thanks and Happy Cookie Time!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Snacks for rest of School year

Happy New Year Juniors!
Be sure to check the troop calendar/agenda on the blog for your snack date.
For this week - be sure to bring your handbook and journey book.
Remember current patrol leaders, if you can not be at a meeting, it is your responsibility to find someone to do your duty.
See you Thursday!