Thursday, April 24, 2014

Children's Museum Overnight!

There was a fantastic program with the Betty Brinn Children's Museum where our troop could spend the night. It was $30 per girl, but we had planned on this with our cookie sale goals.

Program Info:
Camp overnight at the Museum and explore the Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home exhibit. Enjoy hands-on activities to learn more about wildfire prevention and conservation as well as earn the requirements for the Brownie Hiker Badge. Play in the Museum's interactive exhibits and participate in camping activities such as packing gear, preparing an energy snack, following trail signs, and going on a hike. A light evening snack and breakfast will be provided. All Girl Scouts participating will receive a special Betty Brinn Children's Museum Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home patch.
6:00 pm to 8:00 am... we started with a dinner on the way there, and enjoyed the fun program!
Here are some pictures:



Thursday, April 17, 2014

April Meeting

We only have one meeting in April, thanks to Spring Break from school...

We wanted to finish up our pet patch so we had a field trip to the local Animal Hospital.
I would say enjoy the pictures but it was one of the fastest tours we have ever had!
"this is the grooming room".
"this is where we kennel dogs".
"this is where we prep animals for surgery".

Seriously, it was that fast!

We did have a Puppy Chow snack from our snack helper afterwards.

Note to other local troops: Animal Hospital of Sun Prairie is a "skip".

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cat Show 2014


Our troop was offered a fun opportunity for a Cat Show on April 5th.

They would be stewards at a cat show and the troop would get paid $300!!

Stewards help out in the cat show rings and get to see lots of kitties! The cat show as at the County Fairgrounds...and ran from 9-5. The girls were supplied a FREE lunch too....all they really did was sanitize the cages between judging rounds. Keep in mind, if a cat "messed" the cage, the cat's owner was responsible for cleaning it. 

We also got to bring cookies to sell! AWESOME news for us and we planned ahead with 120 boxes in our hands... and 96 sold!

This was perfect timing this year as we were working on our PET patches --

Step 1: Find out what care different pets need
Step 2: Keep a pet comfy
Step 3: Help a pet stay healthy and safe
Step 4: Make a pet feel loved
Step 5: Feed a pet
Step one: We made a survey that they asked cat owners!
  • How much space does this pet need?

  • Does it need to be inside or outside or both?

  • Do you need anything special for it in either of these places (cage, leash, etc.)?

  • How much food does this pet need?

  • What might it cost to buy the food?

  • What kind of human contact does this pet like? 

Step 2 we did at meeting - making cat-nip mice, Step 3 they did when they sanitized cages, Step 4 is when they get to pet the cats and Step 5 might happen too - or, when they donate the kitty treats and toys to to the Animal Shelter.

Fund-Raising -- when added to our cookie selling profit, we are GOLDEN for the next year with troop funds!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Just Between Friends Sale

We scored a cookie booth at our local Just Between Friends children's resale event.
It was technically after the cookie sale was officially over but we had great traffic, made some more money for our troop and the girls had a blast!

The girls had fun seeing all the cool stuff for kids and we raised a bunch more troop $$!