SparkPeople Girl Scouts Staff and Volunteers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17628 An online place for Girl Scout Staff and Volunteers to meet and support one another in the journey to living a healthy lifestyle. SparkPeople Girl Scouts Staff and Volunteers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17628 June 2012 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x48489831 Look how lazy (busy) I have been lately! It's the 12th day into June, and just now getting to post the challenge! <BR> <BR> Ok, most of us are no longer doing GS related activities. However, most of us are planning the next year's calendar as we speak. My challenge to you is to find one active field trip opportunity for your troop and post it here on our boards. If you are just planning, it is a good opportunity to think about incorporating active "activities" into the GS program. If you are... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:58:09 EST May 2012 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x47874432 Hello, everyone! It's time for another Monthly Challenge. This month, we will be all about "getting out there". Outside, I mean. Do something, anything, outside for ten to thirty minutes every day. Getting our Vitamin D and our workout, to boot! Post how you are doing on our Team page. Good luck! <BR> <BR> Tigger Wed, 2 May 2012 09:53:43 EST KOA Girl Scout Rates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10979x17628x47641859 Just sharing something I've found while digging up things to do for next year's Girl Scouts :) <BR> <BR> <link>koa.com/community-camping-programs/s<BR>cout-camps/ </link> <BR> <BR> Kampgrounds of America offers RV and tent sites for $5 per Girl (or Boy) Scout and leader! We might just do this with our Savannah trip next EOY trip. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 11:30:19 EST April 2012 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x47513556 Ok, everyone! We only have 20 days to complete this challenge. Let's all agree to find one new exercise and practice it for the next 20 days. Post your new exercise (or activity) here to inspire others to join in! Good luck :) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:10:05 EST One Tough Cookie Run - East Troy WI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x47347014 I am on the planning committee for this race and I am so excited that our website is finally launching today!!!! Please check out this 'flyer' and then click on the dog tag to check out the whole website. <BR> <BR> Not only is it going to be an amazing fun event, but 100% of the registration fee come back to our Girl Scout council! <BR> <BR> The ladies planning the course are super fun and creative. I can't wait!!!! Who is going to join me? <BR> <BR> <link>app.e2ma.net/app2/campaigns/ar... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:24:56 EST Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x47053022 Meant to do this yesterday, Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts! <BR> <BR> We took part in a "Pass the Promise" to the next time zone. We first had snack of Savannah Smiles and Crystal Light, then we had a mock flag ceremony (this was the girls' first as Daisies and Brownies). At 19:12 we did our Wish Candle ceremony, which was a lot of fun, even with D & B and flames and stress lol! Then, we passed out badges, patches, and pins (100 Anniversary Pins look great with the Membership Pins and the WAGGG... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:24:51 EST Summer Challenge 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x42573893 Get out there and take a walk after dinner. Change it up weekly, run, skate, new route, interval training, etc. I know we are starting the day after the first day of summer, forgive me, I've been busy! <BR> <BR> Week 1 June 21-27 Starting out slow, getting in the routine of walking after dinner. <BR> Week 2 June 28-July 4 <BR> Week 3 July 5-11 <BR> Week 4 July 12-18 <BR> Week 5 July 19-25 <BR> Week 6 July 26-August 1 <BR> Week 7 August 2-8 <BR> Week 8 August 9-15 <BR> Week 9 August 16-22 <BR... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:27:08 EST New Program Release Fall 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10979x17628x42309427 Does anyone have a sneak peek for us? My council is pretty much keeping us in the dark. We are only told to start working on the Journeys until we get the new books and the girls get to read over the badges. <BR> <BR> My plan is to start right away with Promise, Law, and then Rededication/Investiture. Hopefully by then, we will have our books and be ready to start the program! <BR> <BR> Any one else have suggestons? Wed, 8 Jun 2011 10:59:22 EST What's going on during the Summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x42003716 Anyone going to be meeting during the Summer? Camping? End of the Year trips to where? <BR> <BR> My troop is going to be meeting one Saturday in June, July, and August. Start back full force in September! <BR> Hopefully, going camping towards the end of the Summer, we have lovely camping areas around here. <BR> Our EOY trip was to Sea World, Orlando. They have a great program where you get a Fun Patch, two hour class on conservation and marine life, and then the park is yours until close. F... Mon, 23 May 2011 22:58:42 EST Winter Meeting Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10979x17628x38442469 What types of things are you currently working on with your girls? Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:12:42 EST ABC's of the holidays GAME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x38442442 A - Advent Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:11:39 EST Flag Ceremonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10979x17628x37800469 Does your troop do a flag ceremony? Where did you get your flags? We would like to do one for all of our school PTO meetings and our troop meetings, but flag poles and bases are VERY expensive for a new troop!! Mon, 8 Nov 2010 07:51:36 EST challenge ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x37487842 I finished the 28 Day Challenge yesterday and really liked being 'told' what to do each day. Does anyone know of other challenges on SP that 'tell' you what to do each day?? <BR> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:04:28 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x37319124 Hi!! I'm Cheryl and I'm a brand new troop leader. I met with my troop for the first time today. I am the school librarian and the troop is for Daisys and Brownies at my school. We had 14 girls there today and I've got 2 more that couldn't come today. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to "spark" with other troop leaders and GS volunteers! Thu, 14 Oct 2010 21:20:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x37282974 I have been a GS for nearly 30 years...as a girl & now adult. Yes, I did get my lifetime membership when I turned 18 <em>334</em> <BR> I am a leader, registrar, service unit manager, delegate, and gold award advisor. <BR> In additon I have a life outside of GS! I have a hubby & 2 kids (girl & boy). I also work outside the home 4 days/week. <BR> I have been active on SP since Aug 2010 and am having great success! <BR> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 07:48:25 EST Who's happy cookies are over? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x34148748 I am always so relieved when cookie time is over. This is the first time in 16 years I resisted them. I did not eat one. Still can't believe it. Fri, 14 May 2010 22:25:15 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x31698785 My name is Stephanie and I am from Utah. I am at a 26 year old stay-at-home mother of two and am also a student through distance education. I have also been overweight but since having my two kids it has gotten out of hand. I started going to the gym last year and did ok until my hubby had to have knee sugery. But I am back at it. I stumbled upon this little gem and said why not try it. Thu, 4 Feb 2010 18:06:14 EST Small Bits of Fitness Add Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x31391932 I saw this article and wanted to share it with the team. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=202 </link> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:45:37 EST Badges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10979x17628x30906513 What badges are you working on now with your girls? Fri, 8 Jan 2010 21:44:30 EST What exercise have you done today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x30887813 Haven't done it yet so I will post yesterdays lol. I did 36 min EA Sports Active Personal Trainer (ESA) and 45 min - 33 cardio 12 strength - My Fitness Coach (MFC) Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:27:58 EST What was your breakfast today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x30887725 Body wise whole wheat bagel with blue cheese and coffee wiht cream and sugar. Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:25:30 EST I hope you don't mind..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x30887630 I am a Cub leader and was wondering if anyone objects to my joining? There are no groups for scouts. Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:23:15 EST Stepping down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x29903024 Hi team, <BR> I will be stepping down as team leader on December 1. <BR> If there is anyone who would like to step in as leader, please let me know. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> jeanla Sun, 22 Nov 2009 15:04:25 EST GS Agenda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x29465356 What is on your GS agenda this month? <BR> <BR> I am trying to help my daughter get her Daisy troop going. I will be a troop helper. I need to sign up for my first aid class this month. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:53:33 EST MONEY JAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x29465267 On one of my teams we collect our points in a money jar - I would like to try it on our team. Have fun collecting points - at the end of the month reward yourself in the way of money. Each point is worth a penny. Good luck and have fun! <BR> <BR> Nov 1 11 <BR> Nov 2 59 <BR> Nov 3 60 <BR> Nov 4 <BR> Nov 5 <BR> Nov 6 <BR> Nov 7 <BR> Nov 8 <BR> Nov 9 <BR> Nov 10 <BR> Nov 11 <BR> Nov 12 <BR> Nov 13 <BR> Nov 14 <BR> Nov 15 <BR> Nov 16 <BR> Nov 17 <BR> Nov 18 <BR> Nov 19 <BR> Nov 20 <BR> Nov 21... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:50:44 EST The ABC's of November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x29465102 Apples for deer bait Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:45:36 EST Field Trip Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10979x17628x29464980 I know we all come from different areas - but we can still share cool field trip ideas. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:41:39 EST Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x29464903 With the holidays coming I thought we could do a weekly weigh in - you do not have to share your weight, just what you lose or gain, or stay the same Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:39:09 EST November Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x29464834 Drink our water <BR> exercise atleast 30 mins a day <BR> get 5 - 8 fruits & veggies <BR> and 4 - 6 whole grains Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:37:03 EST THINKING DAY POSTCARD EXCHANGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x28861983 Hey all its that time of the year again. If you are thinking of doing the Postcard exchange with you troop the go to www.mythikingday.com to register <BR> Have Fun!!!!!!!!! Mon, 5 Oct 2009 04:08:37 EST Community Service Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10979x17628x28794201 Locks of Love <BR> <BR> Organ Donation Information - Jr and up <BR> <BR> Food Drive for local church Thu, 1 Oct 2009 18:20:59 EST Back to School Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x28786306 A little fun to do while we're sending the kiddies off to school, or going back ourselves. An ABC game of things we liked about school, and things we hated about school. <BR> <BR> Hated: Math <BR> <BR> Liked: English Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:23:40 EST Volunteer or Staff.. or neither http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x28786199 I am neither at this point - I am a lifetime member.. helping my daughter begin her volunteer career. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:19:42 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x28786156 This month lets focus on fitness. <BR> Try to do 30 minutes each day and log it. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:18:03 EST The Web Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10979x17628x28039456 You will need ball of yarn <BR> <BR> Sit your troop in a circle - One leader starts the game by introducing herself and selecting a girl to do the same. Make sure to hold onto the end of the yarn by winding the yarn around a finger, encourage the girls to wind it and hold on tight, as they toss the yarn around the circle it will make a spider web. <BR> <BR> For Juniors and above: <BR> To introduce yourself you can plan a game within a game - Say your name, a place to visit and how to get ... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:25:20 EST Challenge ME - Challenge YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x28039347 Lets challenge each other to motivate each other <BR> <BR> I challenge YOU to walk 1 mile today Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:17:57 EST Do a good Deed Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x28039332 I sent Zucchini bread to work with my hubby for his co-workers Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:16:54 EST How many points did you get today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x28039316 So far I have 55 Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:15:58 EST September Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x28039073 ABC's of Fall <BR> <BR> Apple Orchards Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:00:36 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x28039007 Track nutrition and fitness 30 days <BR> Meet your water goals <BR> Eat 6-8 servings of fruits and veggies every day <BR> Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. <BR> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:55:33 EST What are your Girl Scout goals for 2009/2010? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x28038963 I am going to volunteer in my area to work with girls who have no troop. <BR> <BR> I am going to inspire and encourage my daughter who is going to be a Daisy Leader. Its my granddaughter's first year of Girl Scouts. <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:52:43 EST August Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x27457501 August Goals: <BR> Track nutrional goals, drink your water, eat your 6-8 servings of fruits and veggies, and weight yourself once a week. <BR> <BR> Happy summer! Mon, 3 Aug 2009 21:07:07 EST Spit or Swallow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x26679738 dark chocolate <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:13:04 EST July Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x26679300 Track nutrition daily staying within guidelines <BR> Meet your fitness goals and track <BR> drink your water & track it <BR> <BR> Challenge! Eat 8 fruits & veggies each day <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:52:41 EST Leader from NW Illinois http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x26505999 Hi There! <BR> I'm going on my third year Leading my oldest daughter's Troop. They bridged to Brownies last May. Scouting is stretching my comfort boundaries (I'm not really big into the outdoors) but I really like the girls in our troop and I absolutely ADORE my co-Leader! She's awesome. :) Hi to everyone here! Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:02:18 EST New game - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x26342285 Easy game. <BR> <BR> Write down the first word that springs to mind when you see the word left by the prior spark team mate. <BR> <BR> <BR> Summer Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:56:07 EST One thing I want to do for ME today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x26342113 Take some quiet time for myself Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:48:10 EST June Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x26198350 Track your nutrion and stay within your guidelines <BR> Drink your water <BR> Eat your fruit and veggies - recommended servings <BR> Take some quiet time each day for yourself <BR> Exercise atleast 30 minutes 3 days a week Tue, 9 Jun 2009 19:37:24 EST ABC's of summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x25402572 Apples on my trees Sat, 9 May 2009 11:28:22 EST challenge - May 3 - 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x25274915 30 minutes exercise 4x this week, track nutrition and fitness for this week Mon, 4 May 2009 20:31:48 EST Week April 26 - May 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x25074304 Drink your water, track your nutrition and track 30 minutes of exercise 3x this week. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:14:44 EST Challenge Week April 19 - 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x24837964 Track nutrition and fitness in Spark Trackers <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 09:52:10 EST Weekly Challenge April 12 - 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x24679251 Track your nutrition and fitness in the spark trackers this week. <BR> <BR> Jeanla Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:18:21 EST Weekly Challenge April 5- 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x24496934 Drink 8 8oz glasses of water & eat 2 - 4 servings of fruit a day. Give yourself a <em>274</em> for each glass of water and give yourself a <em>491</em> for every fruit serving and a <em>205</em> for tracking it here. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 21:23:47 EST America Heart Association's start walking day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x24361851 April 8th is a good day to stat walking, why? Because April 8th is America Heart association's start walking day! <BR> <BR> For more info look on your start page. <BR> Jeanla <BR> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:53:42 EST Where are you from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x24315235 I am in Yale, Michigan Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:39:45 EST ABC's of Girl Scouting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x24315184 Let's Play the ABC's of Girl Scouting <BR> <BR> Awards Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:38:34 EST Weekly Challenge for March 30 -April 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x24315125 Drink 8 8 oz glasses of water every day and track it. <BR> Give yourself a <em>274</em> for every glass you drink and a <em>205</em> for tracking it. <BR> <BR> for example: <BR> Monday <BR> 8 8 oz glasses - tracked <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:37:05 EST New Leader New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x23886831 <em>213</em> Hi everyone. My name is Michelle and I just found this team. I am a new leader this year. I share responsibilities with 2 other leaders. We have 12 girls from Daisy to Cadette. Next year we will only have one Daisy, 4 Brownies, 3 Juniors, 4 Cadettes. We are having fun with the girls and learning how hard it is to be a leader. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:23:31 EST Girl Scout Spirit - weekly post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x23824149 Here you can share what you are doing to help the Girl Scout Organization. Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:15:59 EST Daily Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x23824082 Daily Check in - You can post how you are doing, what areas you may need help with encouragment, information or support. <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:13:42 EST New Jersey troop leader! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x22966725 Hi I am the leader of two troops. brownie and junior <BR> <BR> My junior troop is working on our bronze award. They will bridge to cadet's this year. <BR> <BR> My Brownie troop will be bridging to juniors. <BR> <BR> I work part time and have lots of church commitments. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> glad to be part of this team sherre Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:32:21 EST Today I will... {Daily Goals} http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x22813232 Excercise for 30 minutes, track my nutrition and do spark points. <em>252</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:10:13 EST My greatest challenge is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x22742839 What is your greatest challenge? <BR> <BR> My greatest challenge is making the time to exercise. <BR> When I am not working I do make the time, but when I am working it is a challenge. <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2009 14:06:27 EST Girl Scout Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x21819225 I can't believe that the Girl Scout Staff and Volunteer team has not had anything to post about since September 2008. Where's your spirit girls? My service unit is having problems recruiting girls to make our goal. I don't know if it is the economy or the general atmosphere, but I think there is a lack of Girl Scout Spirit everywhere. I haven't seen any good publicity about Girl Scouts, or really any publicity at all. So how do we increase interest and build a more positive spirit with staf... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:38:36 EST Hi from Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x19664643 Hi everyone - <BR> I am a lifetime member in Michigan. I volunteered for 15 years before I became a staff member. <BR> We are currently in the middle of realignment. <BR> See you on the boards. <BR> Jeanla Sun, 26 Oct 2008 11:55:20 EST Hi From Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x17643475 Hello all, I am a 35 year old Cadette leader who is about to start a second troop of daisies. I am a service unit co-chair and treasurer, a council trainer, and junior consultant, and a school coordinator. I have three kids, two who will be Girl Scouts starting in about a month. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know all of you. Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:10:02 EST POSTCARD EXCHANGE2008 / 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x17482755 Hi Everyone <BR> Thought I would let you know about the Postcard Exchange. You register and then set up trades with other units via e-mail to exchange a postcard with them for Thinking Day. Last year we had so much fun and this is a great way to encourage the girls to think about Guiding in other countries. <BR> So join NOW! Log onto www.mythinkingday.com/ and at the top right corner click on "sign up now". Have fun. The exchange opens in September but registration is already open. Fri, 8 Aug 2008 05:48:59 EST World Conference News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x16496356 Hello All <BR> The World Conference started yesterday here in South Africa. <BR> They are publishing an update every day so if you are interested pop over to www.wagggsworldconference.org/en/buabua to read the daily update. <BR> Have a Sparktacular day <BR> Kanga Tue, 8 Jul 2008 05:58:10 EST Hi from Girl Scouts of West Central Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x16477795 My name is Lori and I just found this team. I'm a Cadette Leader, Council Trainer and active member of my Service Unit Team as both an Event Coordinator for the last two years, and as Recruitment Organizer for the upcoming year. <BR> <BR> I'm excited about SparkPeople too, because I'm making friends, and finally starting to see progress in my goals to lose weight and live healthy! Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:58:57 EST World Conference http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x16262352 I just had coffe with a friend who is going to the World Conference in South Aferica, wish I could be going too. Oh well. I guess i will get to hear about it 1st hand Sun, 29 Jun 2008 18:56:53 EST Tornado in Iowa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x15741001 Hello all <BR> just heard about a tornado in Iowa that flattened a Boyscout camp. Just wondered if anyone was affected? <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:14:43 EST How to Choose a Mind-Body Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x15124250 Are you looking for something different in your workouts—exercise that will engage your body and mind in a new way? Mind-body exercise (physical activity performed with an internal focus) is an increasingly popular choice. It can improve not only flexibility, strength, posture and balance but also coordination, stress management and focus. <BR> <BR> Which Road to Take? <BR> <BR> How do you decide which type of mind-body exercise will best match your interests and goals? Mara Carrico, author... Thu, 22 May 2008 06:48:52 EST Rising food prices are likely to worsen U.S. obesi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x15029184 Rising food prices are likely to worsen U.S. obesity rate <BR> <BR> BY ALFRED LUBRANO <BR> The Philadelphia Inquirer <BR> 5/16/08 <BR> <BR> PHILADELPHIA -- Some of the fattest people in America are among the poorest. <BR> <BR> And with food prices rising, the problem is likely to get worse. <BR> <BR> Tianna Gaines, 28, who describes herself as impoverished and obese, knows this. At 5-foot-3 and 242 pounds, she lives on public assistance and eats junk food because it's cheap and more read... Mon, 19 May 2008 06:59:24 EST MOVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x15023236 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I am moving to the Central California Coast area and am anxious to learn about Girl Scouts there. Anyone from that area? Sun, 18 May 2008 21:43:14 EST Hello from California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x14948532 Hi everyone, I belong to another GS team and was told about this one so I thought I would join! Looking forward to meeting all of you. Thu, 15 May 2008 13:24:16 EST Hello from South Africa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x14941685 Hello everyone <BR> I am a Girl Guide leader from Durban South Africa. I have 3 daughters (18, 15 and 7) and a group of 10 Girl Guides aged 10-13. Thu, 15 May 2008 09:46:30 EST Checking in from Washington http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x14861787 Hi there - <BR> <BR> I have been in scouts as a kid for 8 years and going into next year, 7 as an adult leader. So far - I have done everything from SUM, to SUPIC to school coordinator to recruiter to mentor. I also work our summer day camp (this year in the cooking unit) and of course lead my ladies troop. <BR> <BR> I have 10 girls all in 5 grade. 5 of them have been with me since Daisys, the other 5 transfered in or started as new to scouts in 3rd grade. It has been a crazy journey watch... Mon, 12 May 2008 17:08:03 EST When life gives you lemons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x13289911 I know their our several of our members who are dealing with rough times. So I am making a call out to all of those people who may have found a way to maintain through the bad times. <BR> <BR> My son was in a bad accident and we are blessed that he is slowly recovering. So I am struggling along with him and feel selfish for even thinking about my weight but I know I cant wait till he is better. It is going to be a long road. <BR> <BR> So how does everyone deal when life is rough? <BR> ... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 00:21:11 EST Greetings from FL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x13084578 Hi all! I was just searching thru the groups and found this one! I am currently a leader to 1st yr cadettes (7th grade). This is my 4th year as leader although I've been with this troop since my daughter started in Daisies. I thoroughly enjoy my volunteer time (most the time :-). Looking forward in sharing our girl scouting adventures as well as the healthy lifestyle we create for ourselves. Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:26:27 EST BRAG Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x12833227 Lets use this post to brag it out! Be proud of the little wins. Tue, 4 Mar 2008 17:09:16 EST Right now right where you are http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x12803272 Putting the question out there-Where are you now? With the new year unfolding and those resolutions well resolving, are you finding yourself better in 08? <BR> <BR> Personally, I have hit a flat spot. Losing weight up until last two weigh ins. Now I am trying to restart the fire. I know the key is exercise but finding the time and oh the energy. Spark has helped me to change my eating style. I now eat much smaller portions. I also know Spark can help me learn to love being active. <... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 19:04:17 EST Hi from Maine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x12210698 Just wanted to introduce myself. Live in Maine and am an advisor to a Girl Scout troop of 6/7th graders. Look forward to getting to know everyone. Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:01:20 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x11915829 I am a Girl Guide Leader from Canada, hope it ok to join your group. <em>30</em> Sat, 2 Feb 2008 15:47:40 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3719x17628x11909594 Goals are a HUGE part of Girl Scouts-staff, volunteer, or girls- we are living our goals. Please feel free to share your goal and then update it as you go. Maybe it will be for a day or a week-maybe for a year, five years, or a lifetime. <BR> <BR> As staff, I am measured for success based on goals-members, programs, happiness of volunteers, community involvement, grants-it all adds up. I live my job-sometimes dream about my job. Goals are important. <BR> <BR> So what are a few of my g... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 11:03:53 EST Just found this team...and thought I would join! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x11900463 Hello! I have been a member of sparkpeople for some time...and just came across this new group! When I first join sparkpeople I wonder why no one had started a team for Scouting...so I'm really excited find this team! I'm a Girl Scout Leader in Ohio...I have a junior/Cadette troop which has 12 members and one senior troop which has 9 members. I'm really active with my troops and my council...hope to get some new ideas for our service unit from the group. Plus some ideas how to loss weight whi... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 01:00:34 EST Tips for destressing after a hectic week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17628x11698203 It is hard to believe, but we do have difficult stressful weeks in Girl Scouting. If you are staff or if you are a leader-there are times that are harder than others. So how do you destress? Are you an emotional eater? What works and do you have any tips? <BR> <BR> This may seem like more of a blog here than a post-but I did have a difficult week. Then the icing was a horrible video on the net (not going to say what or where) that insulted the Girl Scouts Councils. I believe in the tea... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 21:01:58 EST How to restrain around Girl Scout Cookies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x11437720 Although they are yummy and I love to eat them all. I would like to ask if anyone has any tips for resistance. :) <BR> I am surrounded by cookies! I know delivery has not begun but we as staff have cookie rallies and promo events. Also, when they are delivered then I know leaders will have this dilemena also. <BR> <BR> So far, I have taken to Cinnaspins-this year's 100 calorie packs. But I can hear the others calling my name. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for any suggestions! Fri, 18 Jan 2008 12:34:14 EST Hello and Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x11380301 Hi everyone. I hope this is a great place for people who love Girl Scouting to come together in support of healthy living. As Girl Scouts, young and old, we are a family. What better way to support your fellow scouts than to encourage good eating and exercising. <BR> <BR> I am a staff Girl Scout and I love my job. I have five boys and a busy life. My husband works full time and goes to school fulltime. <BR> <BR> I was a Gold Award Girl Scout and loved every minute. The effect of s... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 20:36:34 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17628x11373698 Funny, as I was looking at the different teams I thought wonder if there's a Girl Scout team..and here you are created just today! I am a Girl Scout Leader in TN and have 12 girls in a Junior troop. I've been a SPARK member since Oct 06 and have bounced back and forth with my weight loss efforts. Hoping to make it really work this time! <BR> Cindy Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:45:26 EST