Monday, January 24, 2011

Safety Comes First When Selling...!

1. Show You're a Girl Scout. Wear the Girl Scout membership pin and/or Girl Scout clothing to identify you as a Girl Scout.
2. Buddy Up. Always use the buddy system. It's not just safe, it's more fun!
3. Be Streetwise. Become familiar with the areas and neighborhoods where you will be selling Girl Scout Cookies. Avoid accepting anything larger than a twenty-dollar bill.
4. Partner with Adults. Adults must accompany Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors whenever they are taking orders or delivering cookies. Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors must be supervised by an adult when selling door-to-door and must never sell alone. Adults should be present at a cookie booth in any public place at all times with the girls.
5. Plan Ahead. Always have a plan for safeguarding money–avoid walking around with large amounts of it or keeping it at home or school. Give proceeds to supervising adults to deposit as directed by your Girl Scout council as soon as possible.
6. Do Not Enter. Never enter the home of a person when you are selling or making deliveries. Never go up to a car on a street or follow a customer into a building or alley.
7. Sell in the Daytime. Sell only during daylight hours, unless accompanied by an adult.
8. Know the 411 on Online Marketing. Learn the 411 on online marketing and read and sign the Internet Safety Pledge at program/gs_cookies/cookie_activity.asp. Have adult permission and supervision for online activities. Use group e-mail, never your personal e-mail account. Be sure to follow the activities for your grade level.
9. Protect Privacy. Girl's names, addresses, or e-mail addresses should never be given out to customers. Instead, a designated adult's telephone and/or group e-mail overseen by an adult is given for reorders or complaints.
10. Be Safe on the Road. Always follow safe pedestrian practices, especially when crossing at intersections or walking along roadways. Be aware of traffic when unloading cookies and passengers from vehicles.
11.Follow the Council Lead. This includes booth sale guidelines, sale dates, donation programs, etc. Know who to call if you encounter a problem or issue.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

{More} Ice Skating Fun.

Just wanted to add some of these other pictures that were emailed to me...
I keep thinking how I want to go Ice Skating again...!
Everytime I post pictures of my Troop...I feel so proud.
They are so stinkin adorable...! Make me happy...!

Girl Scout Cookie Favors.

Next year is my 10th Wedding Anniversary and I am planning our Vow Renewal.
I was trying to come up with one of my very favorite things in the world for favors.
Why not Girl Scout Cookies?! Ya, why not? They would be delicious and adorable as favors.
I looked around the web to see if it's ever been done before when I came across these cute favor bags for a wedding with Girl Scout Cookies in them...! Aren't they great?
I found them here at Wedding Tidbits.
Why not stop there? They would be fun for birthday parties wrapped in bags that matched the theme.
The best part is....Girl Scout Cookies freeze really really well. So, if you have a daughter whose birthday is months can stock up, freeze them and use them as favors still....!

Cookie Bundles.

Cookie Bundles are when someone buys three or more boxes of cookies from your Girl Scout.
A nice way to hand them their cookies would be to bundle them up with ribbon or cellophane paper. Use your creativity...!
I've seen a few ideas on the internet on how to create a cute Thank You to your customers.

Aren't these adorable?!
Last GS Meeting, some of our Troops made little Thank You notes to hand out to the customers as well.
If you need more, here are some that you can save and print to give out. ABC Cookies also has more to choose from...!


This past weekend, the Girl Scout Council hosted an Ice Skating Day at the Ice Sports Center.
It was fun to see other Girl Scouts and various troops together having a good time.
For most of the girls, it was their first time ice skating.
 {Outside the Rink getting their patches}
 {Putting on their Ice Skates}
They even had tiny cute ones for my little 3 year old.
 {Ready to get on the ice}
 {Michaela the next figure skating champion}
 {I love this picture}
 {Daisy Abby liked being on the ice}
 {The girls are adorable!}
 {Michaela showing off her skills!}
 {This is my husband and daughter. I thought I would post this picture because behind them you see our girls helping each other up. Most of them didn't know how to skate, but they helped each other the entire time and the parents worked together to help the girls as well. I loved that!}
 {Lilian looking cute}
{Lilyana skating away!}
It was a really enjoyable time learning and trying something new...!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Girl Scout Cookies.

Here is the list of Cookies that our Council is selling and the names of them....
$4 a box.



We made the front page of the newspaper here in town.
Amanda brought some extra papers to our last meeting so everyone can look at the picture.
It was adorable because the girls kept saying "We're Famous!"

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Father-Daughter Dance

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
All Kings & Princesses!

A Royal Father-Daughter Ball is being held on
Friday the 11th of February
at the Shafter Youth Castle {455 E. Euclid Ave}

The Royal Celebration will begin at 6:30 pm

Princess, please come dressed in royal attire
and prepare to dance the night away
with your handsome king.

This is a Royal Princess and her escort event.
The Queen by order of the royal guardsmen may not attend.

Please purchase tickets from the royal staff soon, 303-4890, the castle can prepare fror your arrival.

Be prepared for a magical time!
Girl Scouts Troop #2447 will be hosting
their 1st Father-Daughter Dance for girls, age 3-14 yrs.
If fathers are not able to attend, girls may bring another kind such as a grandpa, uncle, or brother or friend.
And Kings are welcome to escort more than one princess.
Tickets are $15 per couple
additional Princess $5
{includes Girl Scout fun patch, light dinner, door prizes, picture packet, dancing & priceless memories}

{Cookie} Songs

Cookie "We Will" Rock YOU

"We Will, We Will Rock you
With our Girl Scout Cookies!"
- and just keep repeating it.

Cookie Mommies
{Tune: Rubber Ducky}
Cookie Mommies, you're the ones
Who count the boxes, one by one.
Cookie Mommies, we're awfully proud of you.
Do, Do, Si, Do.
We sell cookies for the scouts,
But you're the reason
it all works out.
Cookie Mommies, its all because of you.
Every box we sell
Makes a little bit of money
To pay for
All the projects and
Buy the snacks for our tummies, Mommies!
Cookie Mommies, you get the work done.
You make selling lots of fun.
Cookie Mommies, we o-o-owe it all to you!!!!

The Cookie-Rena!
{Tune: the Macarena}
Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts come and hear our voices.
Thin Mints, Tagalongs,oh so many choices
Snaps, Samoas, Do-si-dos, and Chalets
Heeeeeey! Got the Milk?
Chocolate Chip!

The Cookie Song
{Tune: The Song That Never Ends}
The Cookie Song that never ends
We're selling cookies here my friends
And if you buy a box of them, or maybe even two,
We'll stop singing long enough for you and you and you
To get yourselves right out the door
After you're gone we'll sing some more.
We'll sell you extra cookies if you want to come right back.
And you can have them later for a little bitty snack.
Samoas, Snaps, and Thin Mints, too,
We've got them all right here for you.
We want to thank you very much for every little thing.
And while we sell our cookies we will sing and sing and sing
The cookie song that never ends
We're selling cookies here my friends.....
(repeat, and repeat, and repeat.....)
from Mona L, (credit to Thousand Islands GSC Troop 175 - specifically Merryn and Jessica!)

Recipes from the Cookie Makers Themselves...!

Click on this link right HERE to go to the ABC Cookie website.
 They are the Bakers of our Girl Scout Cookies.
 They themselves came up with those recipes. I can't wait to try some!

{Recipes} Using Girl Scout Cookies.

Thin Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
Recipe by Kathi Lincoln, Lite 106.9
Thin Mint cookie crust:
1 sleeve plus 4 Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies
4 TBS. butter or margarine-melted
Crumble mints in 9 in. pie plate. Add melted butter and blend well.
Press firmly onto bottom. Bake at 375 for 8 min. Cool completely.
2 PKG. of cream cheese-softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 TSP. vanilla
2 eggs
4 squares Bakers semi-sweet Baking chocolate, melted slightly cooled
Preheat oven to 325. Beat cream, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and mix just until blended. Stir in melted chocolate. Pour into crust. Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate several hours.

Give Me Samoa Cheesecake

Recipe by John Varanese, Owner & Chef of Varanese
1 Box of Do-si-Dos
1 ½ oz sugar
4 oz butter
1 box Girl Scout Cookie Samoas
3 lbs cream cheese
1 lb sugar
8 eggs
Caramel sauce
Chocolate sauce
Puree the Do-si-Dos until powdered. Mix in sugar and butter. Coat a spring form pan with mixture and bake for 3 minutes (or until crust sets) at 350 degrees. In a mixer add softened cream cheese and sugar. Beat until slightly fluffy. Then add eggs. Layer bottom of pan with mix, and then add a layer of Samoas. Repeat this step again and top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Decorate top with chocolate and caramel sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes in a water bath. Cheesecake is done when it passes the toothpick test.

Gotta Have Samoa Pie

Recipe by John Ramsey
2 packages Girl Scout Cookie Samoas
½ stick butter
Coarsely chop one full package and six additional Samoas. Melt one half stick of butter. Mix and press into standard pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes and then refrigerate until firm.
Pie Filling:
¾ cup sugar, divided
¼ cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
2½ cups milk (2% is fine, but not skim)
3 eggs, separated and at room temperature
1 cup flaked coconut, divided
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 baked 9-inch pie shell
Preheat oven to 425°F Combine ½cup of the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Add the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.

Beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer at high speed until thick and lemon-colored. Stir about one-fourth of the custard mixture into the yolks. Blend well. Then stir the blended mixture back into the hot custard. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. When mixture thickens to custard consistency, remove from heat. Stir in the butter, ¾ cup coconut, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla until butter has melted. Pour mixture into the baked pie shell.

Beat the egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer just until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and vanilla, and gradually add the remaining ¼ cup sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks form and sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.

Spread meringue over the pie filling, sealing to edge of pastry. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup coconut. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned.

Girl Scout Cookie Candy

Recipe courtesy of Kentuckiana’s Jill Gray
1 pkg. vanilla Candiquick or almond bark
Favorite Girl Scout Cookies
Melt 3 squares of Candiquick according to directions. Add ½ to ¾ cups of favorite cookie crumbs and stir. Pour onto a Corel type, non-porous dinner plate and smooth around. Refrigerate until completely cooled. Use table knife to ease up from plate. Package as one piece or break apart.

Angelic Surprise

1 Angel Food cake mix
1 pint cream
1/2 box Trefoils (crushed) or your favorite Girl Scout Cookie
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
Bake cake according to directions. Whip cream with powdered sugar. Fold in crushed cookies. Split cake in two. Spread cream mixture on bottom layer and top layer.
Sprinkle top with extra crushed cookies.

Walnut Brownie Surprise

1 box packaged Walnut Brownie Mix
1 Milk Chocolate frosting
1 pkg. Tagalongs
Mix brownie mix according to directions. Pour half the batter into a 9" x 13" pan. Place 12 Tagalongs on top of batter. Pour other half of the batter on top. Bake according to directions on brownie package. Cool then frost with milk chocolate frosting. Crush remaining
Tagalongs and sprinkle on top of frosting.

Samoa Kiss Brownies

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
1/3 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup melted butter
Mini Chocolate Kisses
3/4 cup caramels (melted)
1/2 box Samoa cookies
Mix cake, evap. milk and butter. Pour half of mixture into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350° for 6 min. Sprinkle 1 cup Kisses on top. Spread melted caramel over Kisses. Add 1/2 box crushed Samoa cookies and 1 tbsp. toasted coconuts. Put other half of cake batter on top and bake 10 min. Drizzle with melted Kisses and sprinkle with coconut.

Monday, January 3, 2011


We had about half of our Troop join us for Movie Night at Edwards Cinema. It was their reward for working so hard on the Fall Fundraiser of Nut Sales.
These girls exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond...!
We decided to have our Troop funds pay their way and buy them a Kid's Meal Pack to watch the movie with.
Even my Girl Scouts are embarrassed in public of pictures...just like my kids...!
Thank you parents and girls for all your Hard Work and Dedication to this Troop.
It takes all of us to truly make this Troop a great one...!