Monthly Archives: March 2013

COOKIES

WHO doesn’t just LOVE Girl Scout cookies?? They are an American institution. We all remember them from our youth and the nostalgia alone is enough to make these treats “fly off the shelves”! Even with the ever increasing prices, people BUY! This year our troop sold an amazing 9,018 boxes, with nearly 600 of those sold being donated to our local “Home Town Heros” organizations, including Catholic Outreach (photos of the delivery to be “published” at a later date).

We are EXTREMELY grateful toTor Hayward, Hayward Ranch Outfitters, for allowing us to borrow his “toy hauler” to store our cookies during the entire cookie sale season and to Holy Family, for allowing us to keep it parked onsite the whole time!

Cookie Selling

Cookies

Cookies2

Annual Sleepover

Yep, we leaders are sometimes INSANE! Usually, the insanity peaks for all 8 of us when we have our Annual Sleepover! 🙂 This year we had 100% of the girls sign up to participate in the overnight.

We choose a different location each year. We have done this event at a museum, our church parish hall and this year we were allowed to use our school over night. We work on our My Promise/My Faith pin at this event. It is a fun-filled night of badgework/activities, yummy food and a movie before bedtime. This is sometimes the first time a girl has slept away from home and in 4 years of doing the event we have only ever had 1 girl want to go home! We call this a success!

Sleepover group

Sleepover

Parade of Lights

Main Street – December 2012

The theme for the Annual Parade of Lights this year was “Fairy Tale Christmas”. This was our first year building a float and entering the parade. It was really fun and we will definitely be doing it again. Our float was the Gingerbread House in the woods in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretl.

BUILDING THE FLOAT
float building girls

float building Jordan

float building

HERE WE ARE….
Parade of Lights Wrights

Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights whole troop

Parade of Lights girls

parade of lights float

Parade of Lights Alesia

Float

Nibble, Nibble little mouse…who’s that nibbling on my house???
Nibble Nibble, Parade of Lights

One of very own was also this year’s SNOW PRINCESS!!
snow princess

Leader-Daughter Retreat

Vega Lake – August 2012

At the end of the Summer, prior to the school year starting, the troop 2214 Leaders spend a weekend, at one of our family’s cabins. As we are all full-time, working moms, it is a great opportunity to plan out the basic calendar for the year. It’s also a good chance for all of us to spend some time with our kiddos before the hustle and bustle of the school year!

Leader Retreat Braeleigh

Leader Retreat Ellie

Leader Retreat Jordan

Leader Retreat O and E

Leader Retreat