Although it might be cold out now, the weather this past summer was delightful…
Brownie Troop #2170, from Island Beach Association, took advantage of the beautiful days and had Troop meetings throughout the summer…
They met 5 times and the majority of the meetings were outside. “We were so grateful for the weather and that we had those beautiful Tuesday afternoons.” said Mindi, Co-Leader. The girls played on the playground and utilized games and art activities to get to know each other. They each said something interesting about themselves. This got them smiling and laughing with each other, quickly. We brought to their attention their uniqueness. Sitting at picnic tables that windy day, they learned how to use their resources wisely, using shells as paper weights when the wind picked up. The girls got to use their problem solving skills when they worked together to complete a scavenger hunt at the beach and park.
After reading Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Good Deed, we worked in groups to brainstorm how we could help our community. As a Troop, they decided to clean up our community beach. The girls worked together in pairs to pick up garbage and recycling on our beach. The locals on the beach that day were grateful, they clapped and took our picture. The girls felt amazing when they received the instant positive feedback. Their smiles and giggles said it ALL!
Sammi Hoop taught the girls new hula hoop moves and some girls had more trouble than others. What a learning experience. They learned how to respect each other and that everyone has different strengths.
All in all, our “Summer Troop” was fabulous.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
How you can take part in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2017?Mark your calendars for February 24-26, 2017 and get ready to celebrate another great National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!
· Hold a Cookie Booth Sale. A booth sale is when a Troop sets up a table or booth at a public location and displays and sells boxes of cookies directly to customers, allowing them to eat Girl Scout Cookies right away. So get out there and bling your booth!
· Go door-to-door with your Girl Scout Cookie Order Form. Ask your neighbors if they purchased all of their Girl Scout Cookies? Call your relatives and tell them about your goals for the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Educate your teachers about all that you learn by selling Girl Scout Cookies. They might want #OneMoreBox!
· Get Social. If you have Facebook or Twitter account, post about Girl Scout Cookies and your National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Festivities… be sure to be part of the conversation by including #NGSCW, #CookieBoss and/or #OneMoreBox in your Tweets and posts and of course tagging us on Twitter (@GSNC), Instagram (@GirlScoutsNassauCounty) or on Facebook (Girl Scouts of Nassau County)... and yes, it’s okay for Girl Scout parent’s to use these hashtags as well if their Girl Scout asks for help.
· Are you looking to find Girl Scout Cookies? Download our new Girl Scout Cookie iPhone or Android app to find Girl Scout Cookies in your area or visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.
· Learn about the 5 Skills girls develop through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
· Share your Cookie Story. GSUSA is calling for submissions of your amazing #cookieboss(es)!
This is a chance to celebrate all of the amazing things girls around the country do with their cookie earnings every year and to highlight how the Girl Scout Cookie Program = Amazing Experiences for Girls. Here is how it will work:
o Who can submit: Rock star Girl Scouts from your council who have amazing cookie stories
o Why: GSUSA will pick a few top stories to highlight in national press surrounding NGSCW
o Where: Stories should be submitted at girlscouts.org/shareyourstory.
Now, that your Troop is taking part in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2017, you can purchase the special 2017 Cookie Weekend patch for the girls in your Troop at the GSNC Shop.
Friday, February 10, 2017
ON FEBRUARY 22 of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD)— that’s one BIG celebration!The World Thinking Day 2017 theme is “Grow.”
- 2017 World Thinking Day Award
- The World Trefoil Pin
- Juliette Low World Friendship Council Patch
- Global Action Award 2017
- Pass the parcel, played in England (hot potato in USA)
- Elephant, Ant, Man, played in Indonesia (rock paper scissors in USA)
- Rayuela, played in Columbia (hop scotch in USA)
- Queimada, played in Brazil (tag in USA)
Friday, February 3, 2017
Will you be my cookie valentine?
With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, you’re probably wondering what to get your valentine. Well, with it being Girl Scout Cookie Season, we’re thinking about Valentine’s Day from a different perspective…. one that involves that tasty treat.
Here are four ways to incorporate Girl Scout Cookies into your Valentine’s Day gift:
1. Give the gift of cookies. Simply purchase a box or two or more of your valentine’s favorite Girl Scout Cookies, tie them up with a pretty bow and add a Girl Scout Cookie themed Valentine’s Day cards to your gift.
2. Go DIY. As Girl Scouts, we always enjoy a good craft… so let’s get crafty. Make your own Valentine’s Day cards utilizing used Girl Scout Cookie Boxes. We made ours with a Thin Mint box and wrote “We are ‘mint’ to be.”
3. Make a donation to Operation Cookie in your Valentine’s name, for a gift to our soldiers too.
4. Bake some sweet treats with Girl Scout Cookies as an ingredient. Try out Thin Mint Brownies and cut them into a heart shape or Mini Samoa Cheesecakes. For more recipes visit Little Brownie Bakers and GSUSA.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
As Girl Scouts of Nassau County closes out 2016, we look forward to 2017 and give thanks for the time and work of our volunteers who are the mainstay of Girl Scouting!