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I am not sure if she found another idea yet but what i did was worked with local nurseing homes and made bags for there stroke patients. I sewed the bags made flash cards included a small puzzle, Notebook, Pen, Calender . The small puzzel was to work on the conection between the mind and hands. Notebook was for the family to be able to communicate with doctors and also so the stroke patient would be able to write if unable to speak. Flash card were to working on relearing word. calender was so they could keep track of the days and see when special event are and also so the family could see who has visited if you would like more information feel welcome to email me at ladyvols1000@hotmail.com

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Sorry I am replying late to this and sorry your council took too long, given it was saying "no". I might suggest stressing the teaching sewing (although these are likely the non-sew version).

Another good idea is having seniors fill out a contact form and getting them to keep all of them in the same spot in their house (like on the fridge or inside on the fridge door). A few years ago, this was an idea carried out by one of the girls here. She worked with the police and the senior center, supplying the forms (after working with police and EMS regarding needed info) and handing them out to the senior population. I just saw something in the paper about the "yellow dot"--putting a mark on the car, indicating that there is a corresponding envelope in the glove box with name/contact info/medical info in case of senior accident, etc.

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5/18/11 4:31 P

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OK for the most part her proposal was denied. Her proposal was to have events and teach different groups of kids how to make fleece blankets while also collecting blankets for Project Linus. This is not original enough. Project Linus already collects blankets, so it's nothing new. Does anyone have any ideas how to make it more original?

The crummy part is it that we were told originally that it was a good idea, by the same person that denied the actual proposal. And it took over a month to get an answer. I finally called today and talked to her. The clencher is she was going to use these different events to earn her Silver Cord through high school. Those have to be approved before school is out next Thursday. So needless to say I am not happy with the council right now.

So if you have any suggestion I am all ears or eyes in this case.

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5/16/11 1:46 P

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Thanks for all the great ideas. We actually turned her proposal in on April 14th. Unfortunately we are still waiting to hear anything from the council. Who would think that they would keep these girls on hold like that? I'm frustrated!

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5/16/11 1:00 P

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My daughter goes to a specialized math/science HS and is concerned that girls don't go into math and science. She set up a workshop for 4th and 5th grade girls to encourage them to stay interested in math and science. She had experiments for the girls to do, had role models there assisting/running the stations (older GS and her friends from the HS) and provided a booklet (sent to parent's email address) so the girls could do these experiments again as well as some additional ones she included. She used the nature center at the park where she works and was able to use some of the equipment. And every experiment tied to a college major and to a possible job/career!

Cost--very little--emailing the booklet saved copying costs. Also allowed for sustainability--GS leaders and parents could reuse it. She used recycled materials as much as possible. Got the attention of her state representative and he stopped in to visit--impressed some of the parents!

Several girls have told their friends about the workshop (I overheard) and they were very complimentary!

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5/8/11 10:26 P

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I work for a Community Health Center (we're a non profit). See if you have one in your area: http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_H
CC.aspx They probably would have lots of ideas. One I can think of of the top of my head is community health education. There would be a lot of different ways to do this. For example: create a facebook page / website for the health center if they don't have one and then (and this part could be done whether or not they already have a page/site set up) - create a calendar with different health topics and short summaries to post. Whether she actually posts them or someone at the health center does, she can plan out over a year in advance to keep it sustainable, especially if the topics she picks could be reused each year. (or do a 3 or 5 year rotation or soemthing.

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4/17/11 5:09 P

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We just submitted her paperwork on Thursday. She is going to make/collect blankets for the Linus project. So we may be hitting up GSs all over the nation for blankets. Her goal is 500. Assuming that they approve it. I'll keep you posted.

Congrats on 3 daughters earning the Gold! WooHoo!

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I have had 3 duaghters earn their Gold. One did a class on how to set up web pages -- back in 2003 that was pretty new. Another did 2 sessions on writing--using NaNoWriMo as inspiration. The 3rd did a Day of Science for 4th/5th grade girls to keep them interested in Science and Math as they headed to middle school. All 3 were sustainable--the knowledge learned would help the girls in the future AND they got training materials they could share with others.

If doing Gold with the new requirements, you may not need to show leadership....

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One idea for your daughter would be put together a Bike Rodeo. Basically having an obstacle course for kids to ride through, using proper hand signals etc. Also, having police officers there to instruct in proper roadway procedures. Having paramedics/emt/nurse there to talk w/kids about injuries they see and/or treat. The tricky part of this would be to make sure that she can get in all the leadership hours that she needs.

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10/4/10 6:36 P

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That is great!! Our girls are thinking about planning a daycare with programs and crafts for the kids to do while there. We haven't gotten anything planned after that but it is still early. This is only our 3rd meeting this year and today will have to do with Fall Sales mostly. Let us know how it goes.

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That's a thought. I work for the Police. Maybe she could work with the city to plan an event put on by the city. I'll let her know. Thanks

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I don't know the rules or anything, but I'm currently putting together an event that would be totally doable for a Silver Award candidate to put together in her area. It is a Community Youth Safety Rally. I have the Red Cross coming to do 1st Aid presentations for youth in grades 1 to 5, a local police department to do fingerprinting, the Fire Department is hosting so they will have their trucks & some fire safety stuff and then the scouts are working upstairs on Rank requirements for the safety themed stuff.

Last year (our first year) we had 100 cub scouts (girl scouts weren't interested last year) & about 250 other youth participate....and it's a very rural setting!!

I'd be more than happy to share my planning stuff it will help any!

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My daughter wants to earn her Girl Scout Gold. So we are looking for ideas. She can not just volunteer or job shadow. It has to be a big, wow, project. We'd appreceiate any ideas you might have.

Thanks Kris
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I am planning on earning my Girl Scout Gold Award. I am thinking about pursuing nursing as a career. So I am thinking about doing a project that has to do with nursing. It has to be more than volunteering. It has to stand out and carry on. I'm looking for lots of options for different projects. I'm wondering if you have any ideas or if you know a nurse that you could forward this message to that might have ideas for me.

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