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

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