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Girl Scouts Bridging Cupcake Rainbow

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Cupcake Rainbow made with 60 cupcakes

 

We decided for our Girl Scout bridging ceremony to try cupcakes again this year. Instead of spending hours decorating and making the super cute double colors and bridge cupcakes, we decided to create a rainbow out of the cupcakes.  Click here for my post with the super cute double color bridges. 

My co-leaders and I started the process by using empty cupcake  wrappers to create a visual of what a rainbow would look like if we had 60 cupcakes.  This helped us to figure out what colors  to use and how many of what color to order.  (You can do this with any number of cupcakes that would fit your troop.  We chose 60 because the bakery sold them in sets of 30.)  We then ordered the cupcakes from Sam’s Club (30 for $15 – which was a great deal and we didn’t have to spend hours baking and coloring them) and then arranged them on bridging night in our rainbow design.  Our girls wanted to try different icings and were sharing with each other to “taste the rainbow”, which sounds like a Skittle commercial.  The cupcakes were a huge success with the girls.

I would definitely do this again given the chance.  However, it was interesting to me that most of the adults and siblings wanted one also.  Next time,  I will definitely bump the order up to accommodate the adults.  If you  plan on doing this for your troop, you may want to order more than what you need as some of the girls wanted seconds in order to try a different color.

 

 

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Posted in Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Girl Scout Cookie Recipe – Fried Samoas Shrimp!

I discovered this recipe for Fried Shrimp on our bakery website Little Brownie.  Basically uses shrimp and a coating mixture that includes chopped Samoas cookies!  (Samoas are the cookies that are coated in caramel with chocolate stripes – also known as caramel delights.)  This is definitely a recipe that I am going to try out as soon as our cookies come in later this month.  My family loves coconut shrimp so I’m hoping that this will taste even better.

If you haven’t seen any cute Girl Scouts knocking on your door or seen any at the local grocery store,  I am posting my daughter’s store below.  These amazing cookies are available online and she will be selling until March 26,2017! These cookies will come directly from the bakery to your house!  https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/madison1827

No  matter where you  buy  your Girl Scout Cookies- Thank  you so much for supporting Girl Scouts! AND.. if you get to try out this recipe before I do, let me know how it turns out!

 

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Fried Samoas Shrimp Recipe

 

Posted in Crafts, Daisy/Brownie Crafts

Girl Scout Cookie “Headbandz” Game

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“Headbandz” Girl Scout Cookie Game

This is a fun game that I made for my Girl Scout Daisies so they can practice learning each cookie.

Materials Needed

A printout of each cookie

An index card

Pack of headbands (7 for $1 at Dollar Tree)

Hot Glue

 

 

 

 

I simply cut out each cookie and used hot glue to glue the paper cards to the index card and then to the headband. I wanted to make them a little stronger than just paper.

My Daisies will take turns wearing the different headbands and practice naming the cookies using clues that the other scout gives them. They will try and guess the cookie that they are wearing, which they cannot see.

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Girl Scout Cookie “headbandz”

Special thanks to Oompy for the idea!

Posted in Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Girl Scout Thin Mint Brownies

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season! And with that comes cute little Girl Scouts knocking on your door and hanging out at the grocery store with those great Thin Mint cookies!  They work great in the freezer or straight out of the box, however if you want to try something else, try some Thin Mint Brownies!

This recipe comes from our bakery – Little Brownie.  Ingredients are above!!  If you haven’t ran into some cute Girl Scouts, I am posting my daughter’s store below.  She will be selling online until March 26,2017! These cookies will come directly from the bakery to your house!  https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/madison1827

No  matter where you  buy  your Girl Scout Cookies- Thank  you so much for supporting Girl Scouts!

 

 

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season

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Please support out Girl Scouts as we start a new cookie season!!   Our girls are planning their first European trip which is a huge deal for our girls.  We also use the money to help out with several community service projects including  projects benefiting the homeless shelter, NICU and animal shelters.   We are even working on a huge camp project at our local camp. With most of our girls on scholarships, every cent that they get goes directly back to them to decide how best to learn and to give back to the community.

If you or someone you know would like to order, please click the link below.  The cookies will be delivered straight to your house.  If you would like to donate cookies to a charity, you can do that also on the link below! All proceeds help our scouts!

Thanks for supporting Girl Scouts!  Share our link to help even more!

https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/madison1827

 

Posted in Christmas, Christmas Parade

Getting Ready for our Girl Scout Christmas Float

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Grinch Sign Made from Cardboard and a candy cane for our Girl Scout Christmas Float

Our Girl Scouts voted on a theme for last year’s Christmas Parade float and decided on Whoville!

One of the mom’s found a cool sign on Etsy, but we couldn’t order it in time, so the girls made one.  The girls cut the signs out of cardboard, and painted them to look like the movie.  They then used hot glue to glue them to a candy cane that we purchased from Wal-Mart.  The final product is here!  It turned out pretty well and looked really neat on their float.  A super Thank You from our girls to the people who make these really neat on Etsy and sell them for profits!

 

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Cardboard Presents wrapped to look like real presents

The girls needed presents for the Grinch to steal, so they wrapped Cardboard boxes in different types of wrapping paper (which was donated) to decorate the trailer.

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Paper Plate Candy

 

The younger girls also made candy to decorate using paper plates and markers.  We then used cellophane paper to wrap and twist the sides.  A little ribbon on the sides and instant large candy.  We used this to tie around the float.

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Paper Plate Candy

Finally it was time to get dressed up.  The girls pulled their hair up in weird ways including combing it over a water bottle.  We even had a Grinch (can’t put a picture till I get permission) who was a dad who dressed up.   One of our scout’s little sister who was a two year old was even dressed like Max.  It turned out really, really well!

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Whoville hair over a water bottle!
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Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

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Full Sheet Bridging Cake from our local bakery

This year, instead of making our cake, we ordered one from our local bakery.  Since our troops are multi-level, we wanted something to represent everyone.  Harps, the bakery that made the cake, had made a similar cake for another troop in town.  We took the picture in and they went to work.   The finished product was amazing!  The full sheet, 1/2 chocolate, 1/2 white, was enough to give everyone a piece that they could enjoy.

Since we meet at a local school, we usually use the stage to bridge our girls.  A co-leader decided to hand make a bridge that the girls could actually walk across. The result turned out amazing and our girls loved it!  We even bridged our first group of seniors!

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Bridging Bridge!

Posted in Girl Scouts, Thinking Day

Girl Scouts Thinking Day – Ghana Swap Keychain

Our Ghana Day Swap was a really neat idea that our other leader created with the girls.  We used shrinky dink paper to draw maps of Ghana in which the girls colored, using the colors of Ghana’s flag.  For those of you who are as clueless as I was, shrinky dink paper is a paper you can buy at Hobby Lobby which allows the user to color on the paper, bake it and it shrinks and hardens.

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One of our girls coloring the shrinky dink paper with colored pencils.

 

 

Once the coloring part was complete, the girls cut each map out and put a nice hole punch on the edge.

 

Finally, they were cut around the edges and baked in the oven.  We followed the directions on the package.  Once removed and cooled, we inserted key rings into the holes.  The result – a cool key chain Ghana map!

 

The final product!

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Girl Scouts Thinking Day- Ghana’s Flag

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Our Cadettes painted the Ghana flag for Thinking Day

World Thinking Day is an internationally celebrated holiday for Girl Scouts to remember their international sisters.  It serves as a reminder that the United States is only one part of a global community. Troops from around the council pick a country and then come together to educate other scouts about that country.  The troops research lots and lots of facts, as well as learn certain words from the native language, create an authentic food, and create swaps that represent that country. They then build a booth so other troops can come learn about the awesomeness of that country. 

Our girls have chosen Ghana for their country and have been hard at work painting a flag, making a few different swaps, researching facts and building Adobe houses.

To make the flag above, our Cadettes came up with a great idea to use just basic chart paper and poster board to paint a flag for display at our booth. They taped the two together on the back to make a large flag and then used Apple Barrel Craft paint for the bright colors.

I can’t wait to share more of their finished projects.  Their booth is beginning to come together nicely.

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Girl Scout Bridging Cupcakes

Looking for a fun snack for your Girl Scout bridging ceremony?  These cupcakes were super fun and easy.

About 2 years, my co-leaders and I went all out and made the Bridging Cakes (already listed).  Last year, we wanted to do something different and someone gave us the idea of cupcakes.   It didn’t take as long but turned out super cute and the girls loved them.

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Instructions

  • First, make cupcakes (box is fine)
  • Add blue and chocolate icing in a different icing bags or ziplock bags with a corner removed
  • Add the icing, using 1/2 blue for daisies and 1/2 brown for brownies
  • add 2 mini marshmallows to each side of the bridge for clouds
  • add 1/2 of one piece of Airhead extreme for the rainbow bridge.

 

The result- Super cute little bridging cupcakes.  For the other two (Brownie to Junior & Junior to Cadette), use the same instructions, just vary the icing colors.  Enjoy!

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Junior to Cadette – Girl Scout Bridging Cupcakes
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Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony – bridging brownies to juniors