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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 25,2019! 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!

If you would like to check out a few other Girl Scout Cookie Recipes, click on Menu at the top or just click one of the links below..

 

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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!!   My daughter and friends will be using their money to pay for a trip this summer to Costa Rica to participate in a Global Community Service Project.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  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

 

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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!

Please check our our Candy Land Float Pictures – Christmas Float Candy Lights and Gingerbread House

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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!

For other Girl Scout bridging ideas, please check out a few of my other posts…

 

Posted in Thinking Day

Girl Scouts Ghana Thinking Day Table Decorations

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The girls decorated their table with diamonds, gold nuggets and shells

Once the hut and flag were created, it was time to decorate our table.  The girls used table cloths that represented each color of the flag.  In their research, they found out that Ghana was a major producer of diamonds and gold.  So… how do we make decorations with gold nuggets and diamonds?

Diamonds – easy!  A bag of party decorations from Hobby Lobby  fixed this or from Amazon.

Gold Nuggets?  – The girls spray painted rocks with metallic gold paint!

Sea Shells?  – another Hobby Lobby or Amazon find.

 

Facts were next!  The girls wrote their facts that they discovered on colored pieces of paper and glued them on their board.  This board sat directly behind the diamonds, nuggets and shells.

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Ghana Fact Board

 

Next…. On to our food treat!

Please check out some of our other Ghana Thinking Day posts….

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Girl Scouts Ghana World Thinking Day Hut

Our Cadettes wanted to create a version of a mud hut to represent Ghana at our World Thinking Day.

Traveling Girl Scouts could walk into the back of the hut and get their picture made in the window.  There was a small ladder inside so smaller girls could look out the window.

There was room for about 3 girls inside.

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Our girls created their version of a mud hut – made out of paper mache, cardboard, expanding foam and mud.

 

We started this process with a large cardboard box.  To make it thicker and sturdier, the girls used paper mache and added two layers.

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Using paper mache to add two additional layers to the box.

While the paper mache was wet, we used lent and expanding foam to make it look like clumpy mud and give it texture.

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Adding the lent to the box

Once the layers began to dry, the paint came next.  We painted a coat of white primer to the outside and then added some brown and black mixed.  We used spray paint to cover parts of the expanding foam.

For the finishing touches, sticks were added to frame the window and the straw roof was made by cutting up a Hawaiian skirt.  Adding a drum that the girls made and used in their entertainment piece along with the flag completed the hut.  The girls loved it and were quite proud of how it turned out.

Currently the hut is in our garage, but we are thinking about reusing and making into a Gingerbread House for our Christmas parade float.

Please check out some of our other Ghana Thinking Day posts….

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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 or Amazon 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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Please check out some of our other Ghana Thinking Day posts….

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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.

Please check out some of our other Ghana Thinking Day posts….

Posted in Bridging Ceremonies, Girl Scouts

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other Girl Scout bridging ideas, please check out a few of my other posts…

 

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Girl Scout Bridging Cakes

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This was our version of each level’s uniform represented on a cake.

During one of our bridging ceremonies, we decided to make cakes to represent each level.  It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun creating the cakes.  The girls loved them!

Items Needed

  • cake mix to make 4 cakes
  • blue, brown, green,white icing
  • food coloring
  • fondant & piping bags
  • mini marshmallows
  • rainbow airheads
  • different colors of sprinkles

We started out by making 4 cakes and iced them different colors.  To make the khaki color, we mixed some of the chocolate into the white icing.  Next we used fondant into piping bags and decorated the cakes.  We used pictures from the Girl Scout books to attempt to make some badges on each one.  We also added sprinkles in parts like the flag and daisy petals.

To make the badges look 3-D, we used frosting underneath each badge to make it a little higher than the rest of the cake before decorating it with fondant.

Finally, we connected each of the cakes together using the mini marshmallows and rainbow colored airheads.  The result is above.  This was our first attempt, so we were quite proud that they turned out. If you do something similar, we would love to see it.    

For other Girl Scout bridging ideas, please check out a few of my other posts…