Daisy Troop 2209

January 2015 Update

Hi Troop 2209 Parents!

Here's a recap of our last Troop meeting and some info about cookie sales and upcoming events:

Highlights of this month's meeting:
  • Our special guest was Kara Rock, our Troop Cookie Chair. We learned about the basics of cookie sales and played a fun game to learn more
  • We covered the basics of financial literacy as it relates to cookie sales
  • We had an investiture for Elena Rock
  • Our girls picked a category of charity to support with a portion of our cookie sales as well as long and short term fun goals

Coming up:

  • The annual Sweetheart Dance is on Sunday, February 8th. Dads, Uncles, Grandpas and/or other Relatives and Caretakers bring their Daisy to this fun dance.
  • Daisy Day: Saturday, February 28, 2015--Princess theme at Camp Dorothy Thomas, Riverview FL.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 17th, right after school. Brandy Caracciolo is our host. Thank you Brandy!

-Leah Carden (813) 230-5515 and Susan Heine (323) 697-5496

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies! Pre-Sales Have Begun!

Cookie sales are from January 5th-January 25th and booth sales will start after that. Kara Rock is our Troop Cookie Chair. If you have any questions, you may contact her at: kara.rock10@gmail.com.

Purchase your Sweetheart Dance Tickets Here!

The Sunny Palms Sweetheart Dance

presented by Sunny Palms Community

Sunday, February 8, 2015
St. John's Episcopal
240 S Plant Ave,
Tampa, FL 33606

Kindergarten - 2nd grade
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$10 per person (plus a service fee). You will need a ticket for the child and a ticket for the adult. Purchase here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1140482

Holiday attire is suggested.
Every couple will receive a complimentary photograph.
Proceeds to benefit the Sunny Palms Encampment

Iron on the Four Financial Literacy Leaves Earned Today!

Count It Up: We found out what cookies cost, learned about the different kinds of cookies, and figured out how many boxes our Troop needs to sell to meet certain goals.

Talk It Up: We decided how to use the cookie money. Our girls voted on how to spend cookie money: some to help animals (non profit TBD) and some for fun. Long term fun: Weeki Wachee. Short term fun: camping or a pool party.

Money Counts: Our girls will learn more about this, such as adding up sales at a booth, as they sell cookies. Today, we added up what it will cost to go ice skating, as an example.

Making Choices: As part of voting on how to spend the funds, we discussed long and short term goals.

Patch Summary

If your girl joined last year, they should have the following patches:

  • Dark Blue center: the Girl Scout Promise
  • Yellow: honest and fair
  • Light Blue: friendly and helpful
  • Spring Green: considerate and caring
  • Red: courageous and strong
  • Orange: responsible for what I say and do
  • Purple: respecting myself and others
  • Magenta: respecting authority
  • Green: using resources wisely
  • Rose: making the world a better place
  • NEW: all four financial literacy leaves

Last one to earn, very soon: Violet: Being a sister to every Girl Scout

Newer Girls who have attended September-January meetings: so far, they have earned:

  • Dark Blue center: the Girl Scout Promise
  • Spring Green: considerate and caring
  • Orange: responsible for what I say and do
  • Magenta: respecting authority
  • Green: using resources wisely
  • NEW: all four financial literacy leaves
  • Rose*: making the world a better place (*if your daughter helped collect Halloween costumes or donated a costume at the morning rally in October)
  • Any earned if they did activities at the Girl Scout Jamboree at One Buc Place

Cookie FAQs...top 10 questions

Here are a few questions & answers about cookie sales. We're going to do a fun game show style game at our next meeting, so if you want to prepare your daughter, here it goes:

1. Q: When do cookie pre-sales start? A: January 5th
2. Q: When do cookie pre-sales end? A: January 25th
3. Q: When do cookies arrive for delivery? A: Valentine's Day!
4. Q: What are the new cookies this year? A: Rah-Rah Raisin and Toffee Tastic (gluten free)
5. Q: What will the troop cookie money be used for? A: Our troop will decide!
6. Q: How many types of cookies are there this year? A. Eight.
7. Q: How do cookie sales work online? A: You create a special Girl Scout page (details soon), send out invites and the GS do everything for you after the order is placed. This is only recommended for people way outside of our area. Shipping is expensive--starts at $11.25 for 1-6 boxes!
8. Q: When are booth sales? A: Feb. 20th-Mar. 15th. We'll shoot for Sat. & Sun. dates before Spring break. We'll know dates once the lottery for booths opens up.
9. Q: If a person doesn't want to purchase cookies, but wants to support our troop, is there a way? A: Yes! They may purchase one or more Gift of Caring donations. Not only does it support our troop, it supports military troops and local veterans. There is a box on the pre-sale form.
10. Q: Which cookie is celebrating its 40th birthday? A: Samoas

Full list of cookies: here. Other random facts: here. Online ordering info: here.


Ice Skating--Update

Well...we took a vote today and our girls are no longer interested in ice skating. They have their sights set on other activities. We are putting this on the back burner for now.

Links to Girl Scout Songs

The Girl Scout Promise and Law

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:

To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

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