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 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!).
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!!!