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

Friday, May 4, 2012

NO meeting May 8th

Due to a previous commitment there will be no meeting on Tuesday May 8th

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 24th 2012

3:15 Arrive at Mrs. Winkler’s
3:20-3:25 Pledge /Girl Scout promise
3:25-3:40 Troop business- Mrs. Winkler
a.      Snack   Alexandra       Girls don’t forget your water bottles~
b.      Schedule for the Bonfire
3:40-4:15 Activity Session
a. Song for Bonfire: Boom de ah da (National Geographic’s version)
b. Skit for Bonfire
4:15- 4:50 Clean up
4:50- 5:00 Closing Song/ Goodbye Bridge


We will continue to tally our plastic bags through the end of the school year.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bronze award - Bonfire Invite and Info

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We are expecting roughly 50 people.... Please sign up to bring the following: 
Drop off 8052 Country Club Lane  by : April 25th

  1. Napkins, plates (sturdy for food)
  2. Utensils
  3. Ketchup, mustard  jette
  4. 6 table cloths (white)
  5. Chips
  6. North Riverside Recycle bags (2)  and ( 2) large black garbage bags
  7. veggie tray wendy
  8. baked Beans wendy
  9. Chopped onions tomatoes cucumbers Cameron's Nana
  10. marshmellows wendy
  11. hershey chocolate wendy
  12. graham crackers wendy
Things everyone should bring with to Bonfire:
  1. Girls should have on sash
  2. Lawn chair ( one per person in your party)
  3. Flashlight
  4. bug spray
  5. Camera
  6. Roasting sticks: I have 6 already? If you have them bring them....

Sunday, March 25, 2012

HELP: Not enough hours in a day or meeting......

Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to complete the tin lantern project.

I would love to have these light the way at the bonfire.

If it is possible can you and your scout do this at home?

One little hint though..... Fill the empty can with water and FREEZE overnight before you do this.

Here is a site that can help you with instructions.....
This is NOT a requirement but if you can do this that would be great~

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Extras as of March 13th 7:37 am

Please bring in whatever money you have outstanding by Thursday March 15th

Please call me to check on availability ............

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bronze meeting March 20th : Don’t forget your water bottles…….

3:15-3:30 Go to Mrs. Winkler’s
3:30-3:45 Troop Business- Mrs. Winkler
   a. Pledge/Promise
   b. Bonfire activities: Songbooks, ceremony
3:45 Snack : Ana  ( we will move amber to last meeting)
3:50-4:45 Activity Session   
  - Can/ Jar  Lanterns for Bonfire
If you have family size cans,jars  please save for Mrs. Winkler, due by March 17th. 
I must clean fill with water and freeze cans for the activity.)
·       Girls will need…..
·       Hammer/ pointy nose chisel
4:45-5:00 Closing /Friendship Squeeze:  Ana

Saturday, March 3, 2012


**** Please keep in mind we may add a few items as needed *****Check back to seechanges to schedule

10th: Jewel Stickney : Cookie sales:  9am-3pm
12th: Practice for Investiture with other ames juniors : Ascension Lutheran 3:15 - 4:30 
17th: Investiture re dedication 1pm Girls need to be there 12:30
20th: Bronze meeting
10th: Regular Junior Meeting
24th: Bronze meeting
27th: Earth Day Bonfire
8th: Regular Junior Meeting
22nd: Last meeting :
2nd : Bronze award reward:
Dan Patch Stables and
Timber Ridge Waterpark~ 11-5pm

Change of Date for Bonfire.......

April 27, 2012
Bronze award Bonfire
More details to follow
Sunset: 7:45pm

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


The journey badge goes above the patches if there is room or if there is no room centered in the badges section

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Great job Girls!

Dont forget to remind your friends and family to bring in the Plastic bags for recycling~

Wednesday, February 15, 2012



click on this link to get a worksheet to use


 It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

1. Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day. You can also submit more than one checklist per day if you count in other locations on that day.

2. Count the greatest number of individuals of each species that you see together at any one time. You may find it helpful to print out your regional bird checklist to get an idea of the kinds of birds you're likely to see in your area in February. You could take note of the highest number of each species you see on this checklist.
3. When you're finished, enter your results through our web page. You'll see a button marked "Enter Your Checklists!" on the website home page beginning on the first day of the count. It will remain active until the deadline for data submission. (We'll let you know when that is for 2012.)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

First Week of recycling a huge Success

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The girls first step was to prepare a speech explaining the project to Mrs. Lieggi
and then asking her permission to host the project at school.  She said YES!

The girls then had t make posters to draw attention to our project~

They were definitely eye catching and the posters weren't so bad either~
Next step .... Collect and count....Week 1= 411  So many that we had to go out and get a 2nd bin.

Say goodbye....because they are on their way to Riverside Foods to be recycled~

Parents need your help. Thinking Day February 23rd

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I will need a parent volunteer to attend the council event for us with the girls as I will be out of town.
This is a neat event where different girls in our area make displays about different countries in honor of thinking day.

Thinking Day, February 22nd, is the day we celebrate the international sisterhood of Girl Scouting. By being registered members of GSUSA all of us are entitled to wear the World Association Pin. This is the emblem of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). 

Some country stations might have clothing , others foods, music.  It is a very interesting night for the girls and a great way to send some time with other troops.

Girls will receive a passport to mark their way around the countries.  Some countries will even be giving out S.W.A. P.S. so bring our hat~

Registration is required for this even and I will need to know how many girls are going &  money for those attending in a marked envelope with the permission slip, by February 14th meeting as well as the name of the adult volunteer.

If you can make it this is an event that is not to miss~

Yours in Scouting
Wendy Winkler

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 15th Anti - Bully- martial arts demo

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Must register for the class ahead of time. Junior Girl Scouts ( my Bronze award girls too!)  attending will receive a anti bully fun patch.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Current Projects:

Forever Green:
·        Girls are to replace 2 incandescent bulbs with in their home and give 2 to another person to replace within their home.
·        Plastic bag Recycling  

100th Anniversary Service Opportunities

·        Girls are to complete 25  community volunteer hours

Bronze Award:
·        Weekly collection of Recycling bags at Ames:

Eco- Action

Get Moving Journey Award


Electronics Challenge:

Consumer electronic products are responsible for approximately 15 percent of household electricity use. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American household has three televisions, two DVD players or recorders, at least one digital camera, one desktop computer and two cell phones, among other consumer electronics products-the average American household has 24 consumer electronics products.

Electronics Solutions:
Do it yourself
Many electronic appliances continue to draw a small amount of power when they are switched off. These "phantom" loads occur in most appliances that use electricity such as VCRs, televisions, stereos, computers, and kitchen appliances.

In the average home, 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics and appliances is consumed while the products are turned off. This can be avoided by unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance.
Below are some quick tips to save energy with commonly used electronics.

There is a common misconception that screen savers reduce energy use by monitors; they do not. Automatic switching to sleep mode or manually turning monitors off is always the better energy-saving strategy.
To maximize savings with a laptop, put the AC adapter on a power strip that can be turned off (or will turn off automatically); the transformer in the AC adapter draws power continuously, even when the laptop is not plugged into the adapter.
Turn off your monitor when you're away from your PC for 20 minutes or more. If you will be away for two hours or more, turn off your personal computer and monitor.
Televisions, DVD Players
Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power).
Battery Chargers
Studies have shown that using rechargeable batteries for products like cordless phones and PDAs is more cost effective than throwaway batteries. If you must use throwaways, check with your trash removal company about safe disposal options.
Unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use



Monday, January 23, 2012

New Site Sales Dates............. Please check as they have changed.

Troop 41588 booth sale signups   
1st American Bank
15 Riverside Road Riverside, IL 60546                                                         03/03/12 8:00am-10:30am 1:00pm -02:30            

Jewel/Osco 7122 W 40th Street Stickney, IL               
03/10/12 9:00am- 12:00pm   12:00-03:00pm           

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 24th 2012 Meeting


     -Flag Ceremony
     -Whats Coming Up
     -Whats Watt?
     -SWAPS” Worldwide Lightbulb Swap Pins
     - GSGCNWI Forever green Project
     - Lint firestarters
     -Clean Up

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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Investiture and Rededication March 17th 1pm

All scouts must be in Dress uniform

*khaki pants/ skirt
*white shirt
*dress shoes.... no gym shows please

We are asking that each family participate in refreshments please leave your choice in the comments section below.

2 families: Please bring 2 /24 pks of water bottles....
2 familes:  appetizers
2 families: desserts

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Next Bronze meeting January 24th:

SNACK : Georgie

* Bring a bag of Lint:  Yes good old dryer lint.  Put a bag next to your dryer and ask mom or dad when they clean out the lint trap to place the lint into your bag.  We will learn how to make fire starters for our Bronze award Bonfire in April.
* we will talk about home energy conservation and show girls how to monitor and record energy levels within their homes. ( monitors provided by North Riverside Library)

* Those with Machine #1 will deliver it to the next person on machine one same for machine#2

Energy Monitor schedule
24 : 1.Amber Delaney /   2.Mollie
25 : 1.Amber Delaney /   2.Mollie
26 : 1.Amber Delaney /   2.Mollie
27 : 1.Georgie/    2.Emily
28 : 1.Georgie/    2.Emily
29 : 1.Georgie/    2.Emily
30 : 1.Alexandra/ 2.Alisa
31 : 1.Alexandra/ 2.Alisa

1:  1.Alexandra/ 2.Alisa
2:  1.Madeylyn/ 2.Jazmine
3:  1.Madeylyn/ 2.Jazmine
4:  1.Madeylyn/ 2.Jazmine
5:  1.Ana / 2.Briyana
6:  1.Ana / 2.Briyana
7:  1.Ana / 2.Briyana
8:  1.Jenna / 2.Zosia
9:  1.Jenna / 2.Zosia
10:1.Jenna / 2.Zosia