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Mrs. Kowal to lead the troop 2012- 2013 .............

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Regular 4th gr GS Meeting

Meeting December 6th

Cookie sales materials will be passed out.

Snack Jazmine


 This lemon wedge cookie is cool and crisp, with just the right number of lemon chips to deliver tiny bursts of happiness. And, when you hold it right, you’ll quickly be reminded of that world-famous
 “Girl Scout Smile.”

Friday, December 2, 2011

What is old becomes new again! Recycled ornamanets

Ms. Gil shows us how to cut the grocery bags to recycle them into pom poms as tree decorations~

3rd annual Girl Scout Cookie kickoff RALLY Jan 7 2012

Cookie Rally: 2 - 4:45 p.m.
Entertainment: 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Doors open to the public :6 p.m.
Chicago Wolves Game :7 p.m.

* To get girls to sit together we must only send in one form~
* Checks payable to troop 41588 Due December 12th

Please specify sizes of shirts!
YOUTH:No. of Yth Small ______ No. of Yth Medium ____ No. of Yth Large _____
ADULT: No. of Small __________ No. of Medium_________ No. of Large _______
           No. of X-Large________ No. of XX-Large _______

·        $15 per person:  Package includes
1.     rally entrance,
2.     commemorative 100th anniversary T-shirt
3.     Wolves ticket.
·        Registered Girl Scouts
1.     rally patch
2.     pom-pom.
·        Optional $4 food voucher
(Hot dog and soda, limit one per person)

* An adult must accompany each child, or you may make arrangements for your child to travel with another family

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Trim a tree- Riverside

Last years 2010 Scout trim a tree~ 

  • Riverside Trim-a-Tree – Centennial Plaza – (  Riverside Watertower Park) Saturday, november 26, 2011 from 1:00-2pm.  If you would like to help decorate the tree in town 
    please call Mrs. Winkler.  Parents must drop you off and pick you up

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Plastic Bag Information

Fast Facts on Plastic Bags
·        Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide. Consider China, a country of 1.3 billion, which consumes 3 billion plastic bags daily, according to China Trade News.
·        About 1 million plastic bags are used every minute.
·        A single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade.
·        More than 3.5 million tons of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were discarded in 2008.
·        Only 1 in 200 plastic bags in the UK are recycled (BBC).
·        The U.S. goes through 100 billion single-use plastic bags. This costs retailers about $4 billion a year.
·        Plastic bags are the second-most common type of ocean refuse, after cigarette butts (2008)
·        Plastic bags remain toxic even after they break down.
·        Every square mile of ocean has about 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in it.
The Problem
·        An estimated 6 billion plastic bags are consumed--just in that county--each year. (William T. Fujioka, 2008)
·        It is estimated that worldwide plastic bag consumption falls between 500 billion and 1 trillion bags annually. That breaks down to almost 1 million every minute.
·        The average family accumulates 60 plastic bags in only four trips to the grocery store.
·        In good circumstances, high-density polyethylene will take more than 20 years to degrade. In less ideal circumstances (land fills or as general refuse), a bag will take more than 1,000 years to degrade.
·        An estimated 3,960,000 tons of plastic bags, sack and wraps were produced in 2008. Of those, 3,570,000 tons (90%) were discarded. This is almost triple the amount discarded the first year plastic bag numbers were tracked (1,230,000 tons in 1980). (EPA)
·        Anywhere from .5% to 3% of all bags winds up recycled. (BBC, CNN)
·        Every square mile of the ocean has about 46,000 pieces of floating plastic in it. (UN, 2006)
·        Ten percent of the plastic produced every year worldwide winds up in the ocean. 70% of which finds its way to the ocean floor, where it will likely never degrade. (UN, 2006)
The Impact
·        The U.S. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually at an estimated cost to retailers of $4 billion. (The Wall Street Journal)
·        The extremely slow decomposition rate of plastic bags leaves them to drift on the ocean for untold years. According to Algalita Marine Research Foundation, these plastic bags cause the death of many marine animals (fish, sea turtles, etc.), every year when animals mistake them for food.
·        Numbers were kept on 43 different types of refuse. Cigarette butts were the most common. Plastic bags came in second. (Ocean Conservency, 2008)
·        When plastics break down, they don't biodegrade; they photodegrade. This means the materials break down to smaller fragments which readily soak up toxins. They then contaminate soil, waterways, and animals upon digestion.
·        Windblown plastic bags are so prevalent in Africa that a cottage industry has sprung up to harvest them. These are then woven and sold as hats and (more durable) bags.

Bronze Award Commitees

Recycle Committee:
  1. 1.      Delaney
  2. 2.      Alisa
  3. 3.      Jazmine
  4. 4.      Zosia
  5. 5.      Mollie
  6. 6.      Ana
  7. 7.      Jenna

Earth Day Bonfire Committee:
  1. 1.      Amber
  2. 2.      Amelia
  3. 3.      Briyana
  4. 4.      Cameron
  5. 5.      Emily
  6. 6.      Georgie
  7. 7.      Madelyn
  8. 8.      Alexandra

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Veterans Day

I am asking that ALL My Juniors including Bronze award girls, participate in full Uniform.

Please no Gym shoes.

Khaki Bottoms
Plain White/Light Blue Shirt
Daisy tunic
Khaki Bottoms
Plain White/Light Blue Shirt
Brownie Vest or Sash
Khaki bottoms… skirt, pants… etc
Plain White Shirt.

No Jeans.

Dress Uniform shirt.

Picture to be right after school Friday.

Monday, October 31, 2011

NOVEMBER 1st : Don’t forget your water bottles…….

NOVEMBER 1st : Don’t forget your water bottles…….
3:15-3:30 Go to Mrs. Winklers
3:30-3:45 Troop Business- Mrs. Winkler
a. Pledge/Promise
b. Next Meeting BRONZE MEETING: Need white grocery bags….. Lots
3:45 Snack : Emily  
3:50-4:45 Activity Session     
  -Stick stars…… for the zoo holiday tree and riverside holiday tree decorations….
·       Girls will need…..
·       Glue gun  ( I have a few extra small slue sticks )
·       Scrap ribbons…. Beads…. Pipe cleaners… etc to decorate the stars….
4:45-5:00 Closing /Friendship Squeeze :  Emily

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Haunted Caravan 2011!

 What a perfect night to meet the ghouls and ghosts
that haunt peoples house...

We had a group of 21 people in 4 cars to caravan
our way to Burbank and Oak Lawn.

The girls wore their designer originals SKULL shirts.

We made special "treat bags"  for each of our caravan-ers.....
 made to look like witches brooms......
They contained pens and candy and a special CD of Halloween songs...

This guy scared the begeebus out of our girls~

Jazmine wanted no part of this dude~

"Thanks for coming Jake.  Maybe next time I will have you for Dinner~  MUH HA HA HA