My council actually had all of the service units plan a birthday party for GS - including inviting the mayors, school principals, church pastors, anyone who has supported our service unit and troops in the area - any company or individual who made dontations, etc. Many of those invites didn't come to the party on Monday, but that's ok we still had 260+ girls and 50+ adults there. It was a great time! We welcomed everyone with a flag ceremony, the girl scout promise and law, a few songs, a slide show of all of the troops from when they started to this year. We even had a quilt made with each troop supplying a block to the quilt. also each troop supplied a birthday box - filled with all kinds of party supplies, cake mix, icing, treat bags for the guest, etc - for families who are not able to have birthday parties for their kids. These bday boxes are going to be given to the food banks or schools for them to pass out to the less fortunate families in our area. We have any other great activites going on through out the year with the council area too! We are having a century celebration - including a rock wall and segways for the girls to try and a cupcake challenge for some of the bakeries in the area and the girls attending get to vote for which one they like the best. We are also having a flag relay across the council where each service unit (we have approx 50 in our council) will have the flag and they are asked to have a special event to display the flag. Our SU will be particpating in a local parade in one of the cities in our SU and then handing it off to the next su in my hometown! It's a very exciting time to be a Girl Scout!
Meant to do this yesterday, Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!
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 WAGGGS Pins!) We left the meeting by cleaning up our mess and passing the celebrations on to the next time zone. SSOOOOO much fun!
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Happily married mother of three girls. Girl Scout parent volunteer
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