Saturday, April 9, 2011

To the Fire Station (Meeting #6)

The Girl Scout Troop went to the local fire station for meeting 6. the girls got to learn the sciences and technologies fire fighters have to be trained. The fire fighters have to learn about medicines, medical procedures, and medical treatment. They also have to learn all the procedures for fires and car crashes.

Meeting 5

On Meeting 5, we focused on earthquake preparedness. The girls learned about what should be in an earthquake and first-aid kit. They also learned how to prepare a splint. Our leader taught us the proper technique to do when a person is choking. We learned how to act during an earthquake and demonstated behavior. The girls had fun learning new things.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Meeting 4

Meeting 4-

Do you know what geocaching is? Geocaching is basically a treasure hunt for a hidden container with goodies or logs of whos been there. For our meeting, we used GPS systems to locate a cache filled with goodies. We learned about lines of latitude and longitude, compass points, and the equipment used to track. The girls found all sorts of treats- silly bands, hair bands, necklaces and much more!
As part of World Thinking Day, our troop is participating in a postcard exchange with a troop in Texas.  We wrote postcards telling them about each of us.
After that, we discussed the Doodle 4 Google creative project. We brainstormed about careers and then began drawing our submissions for the doodle project. Crossing fingers that one of us wins...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For World Thinking Day

Here are some quick facts about the 5 2011 WAGGS countries:

Nepal- Tourists come to Nepal mainly to see Mount Everest. Many herbsused in medicines are foundon the slopes of Nepal's mountains. Population- 24.2 million Money- Nepalese rupee Language- Nepali Hello- Namaste

Bolivia- Bolivia is the most isolated country in South America. At 13,385 feet above sea level, La paz is the highest capital city in the world. Population-8.7 million Money-Boliviano Language- Spanish Hello- Hola

Congo- Congo is a hot and humid and covered in savannah and tropical rain forest. Most population live in and around Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire

Cyprus- There are many ancient ruins and castles on Cyprus. Greek Cypriots live in the southern part of the island while Turkish Cypriots live in the north. It has a long history of lace-making. Population-797,000 Money- Cyprus pound Language- Greek Hello- Kalimera

Yemen- Yemen is mostly desert, hot and dry in the east, hot and humid along the coast. Since Yemen has virtually no fresh water, the people depend on water from oases. Dried and salted fish is an important export. Population- 19.9 million Money-Yemeni rial Language- Arabic Hello- Salaam a'alaykum (sah-lahm ah ah -LAY-koom)

Source(s)- My Picture Atlas

Monday, February 21, 2011

Meeting for the badges....#3

In preparation for the World Thinking Day, our meeting was about Girl Scouts/Guides in different countries all over the world. We learned about Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, and learned about World Centres, too. We had fortune cookies with questions and answers to a crossword puzzle and shared our answers with each other. We also tried desserts from other countries: Bolivia, Nepal, and Cyprus.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our very first party....

We had our first party and first official cookie booth with ALL the girls was around Valentines.
The theme was Valentines Day. We had Valentines day arts and crafts, bean bag toss, games, and a candy/card exchange. The craft was frogs with hearts and an opening for the candies and Valentines like these but we made our own . Fun, fun, fun, and more fun. After the party, we went to Stater Bros. and sold Girl Scout Cookies.

We are officially a group....

Our very first meeting was held on January 16, 2011. We had a total of 7 girls join the troop. Our meeting was about all things cookies.  We made name cards and then played a name game as an ice breaker.

Name Game
Using a blanket-2 leaders stand in front of each other gripping a blanket end.  Split group into 2 groups and have the girls take turns being the it person.  When the "it" girls are ready ...drop the blanket and the first girl to call out the name wins a point for their team.

The girls made a display board with their handprints in a rainbow to be used at booths.