Monthly Archives: February 2015

Entertainment Technology – by Junior Cate S. and team.


Juniors in Troop 2214 learned about the Entertainment Technology badge in our books.  This was the first of the girl led badges for 2014-2015 and we are proud to kick off the tradition of girl led meetings, for this year! The badge was led by Cate S., Sarah C., and Sidona J.  At the beginning, during snack, the team did a little skit for the other girls. It taught the girls about Google and Apple and about how they evolved to fit to the modern world. Then we met Mr. Johnston so he could speak about special effects and video game inventing/technology. Then the Juniors did an elephant walk through the IHM church. The elephant ears where made of paper cups with slits cut in them.  The girls saw the difference of how loud the playground was, compared to the silence of the church. The girls also made a catapult and launched marshmallows into each others mouths.


To prepare, the team tried to figure out how to get the other girls to get the information about Google and Apple.  The team thought the other girls would like a skit and they would learn a lot.  For their speaker Sidona asked her dad to come and speak about special effects.  Earlier that year Sidona brought in some of the items from the laser and 3D printer.  For the elephant walk they went to talk to Father Don, to ask to have permission if they could walk through the church on Thursday, he told the team they could if they followed his rules, ” You have to be silent when you walk because if there is anyone in the church praying they could pray in peace, and you must bow in front of the tabernacle.  Do you understand girls?”  The team nodded.  For the catapult, one of the team member’s mothers bought marshmallows, popsicle  sticks, rubber bands and spoons.  The team had a great time planning and executing this meeting.
A great big “hug” to Mrs. Shirley, Mr. Johnston, and Father Don ( priest at Immaculate Heart Of Mary church.)
Good job team!

Daisies earn the Respect Authority petal


To earn the Respecting Authority petal, the Daisies toured the Grand Junction Police Department. Our tour guides were Linda with volunteer services, Officer Dave, and Kate Porras, the Police Information Coordinator (who is also a Troop 2214 mom!). gjpd8

GJPD rolled out the red carpet for the Girl Scouts, and did a great job of showing/explaining all of their different departments to the girls. A few highlights of the tour were exploring the inside of a squad car, with a demonstration of the lights and sirens, and seeing the 911 dispatch center. The girls met many police officers during their time at GJPD, including several who work in schools to protect students.


At the end of our tour, the girls presented their Thank You cards (made at the last meeting) to Deputy Chief Mike Nordine and all the friendly and helpful tour guides. The girls learned a lot on this field trip, and enjoyed every minute of their tour.



Thank you GJPD!!!