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Girl Scout Barbie I Can Be Anything Do Everything Patch is Available

One of the most popular fun patches for Daisies and Brownies is the Girl Scout Barbie Be Anything, Do Everything patch. Now this rare item is available to leaders!

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The Girl Scout Barbie "I Can Be..." Program came out in 2013. There was a booklet and a patch that Daisies and Brownies could earn. 

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While long discontinued, the program remains a favorite for leaders to do with their younger girls. This is a fun program to do with your girls during the busy cookie season, as everything has been laid out for you to do in the booklet.

It is a rare Council shop that still has some in their storage rooms. However, the PDF version of the Barbie I Can Be Anything, Do Everything program is available for free online.

You do not have to run off every page. Print one copy of what you need and then take it to Staples or OfficeMax to run off so you save on your own personal ink. Give your receipt to your treasurer so you can be reimbursed.

Now that leaves finding the patches.

You can find them in my Etsy Shop.

Update November 2022-I am sold out. 



 

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Cast Iron and Campfire Cooking

Preparing food over a campfire using cast iron has been part of exploration and adventure for hundreds of years. Juliette Gordon Low had quite a collection to use when she would take her troops camping. Why Cast Iron The reason to use cast iron and other cast metals is simple, explains Chef Jake Osburn, GSSEM’s…

Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Ceremony Ideas

If you are planning your Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie bridging ceremony, here are some fun ideas for decorating and gifts for your troop.

I remember like it was yesterday my troop's Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie bridging ceremony. It was so much fun to plan, and it made me very happy to have achieved this first scouting milestone.

Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Ceremony Ideas

If you missed my last post, it is a guide on how to create your own Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Ceremony.

Here are some simple decorating and menu tips that will meet the KISS criteria that I live by-Keep It Simple Sister.

Decorating for Your Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Ceremony

A pretty plastic table covering can set your tablescape.

Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Ceremony Ideas



Another thing you can do is have a solid colored tablecloth and use these colorful rainbow themed paper goods.


Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Ceremony Ideas



Even simpler, use a solid colored tablecloth and these rainbow honeycombs. Easy bridging tablescape!






A few rainbow balloons will also be a festive touch.


Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Ceremony Ideas




Food to Serve at Your Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie Bridging Ceremony


Even though we are approaching a back to normal way of living, when it comes to food, it is best at this time to use prepackaged food items. Not only is this easy, it is also friendly to those with food allergies and sensitivities. Parents can make sure that their child are eating food that is prepared in a safe environment.

Create a SignUp Genius for your troop so everyone is making a contribution is also a part of the KISS way of leading a troop.

Here are some ideas for food to serve:

Pony waters (the small size)

Juice boxes

Individually wrapped apple slices

Prepackaged mini muffins

Pretzels

Popcorn

Veggie Straws

Cheeze Its

Chips


What are you planning to do for your Girl Scout Daisy to Brownie bridging ceremony?



10 Virtual Girl Scout Daisy Petal Meetings

With the rise in Covid cases across the country, many Councils are requiring leaders to have virtual meetings. Here are 10 virtual Girl Scout Daisy meetings to help with the planning.

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As a nation, we have had a challenging two years. Girl Scout troops across the nation, like most schools, went to virtual learning last year. During last spring, we were finally permitted to have in person meetings.

And now, as the Covid-19 numbers rise again, many Councils are telling leaders to return to the virtual format if they want to be with their troop.

10 Virtual Girl Scout Daisy Petal Meetings


For first year Daisy leaders, this can be daunting, as they do not have the experience from last year to rely on. Add on the challenge of cookie sales, if they chose to do them, and planning virtual meetings is an added stressor.

Since we do not know how long we will be unable to meet in person, I have put together a product that has 10 Virtual Girl Scout Daisy meetings.

With the exception of the orange Daisy petal, which is new, the others are a part of the other Daisy petal products that I have created. Everything you need is included, just let the girls know what they need and your planning is done.

Six Epic Latina Firsts


Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, Girl Scouts! Today and every day, we celebrate the cultural richness of all the people in the U.S. whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Check out these six EPIC women from the Latina community who continue to inspire AND make our world a better and brighter place.

First, we uplift the success and influence of Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan. She was the first Latina to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year on June 15th. Estefan also made history in the 1980s and 1990s when she topped international charts with some of her biggest hits like “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” and “Let’s Get Loud.” It is no doubt that Estefan’s music continues to bring a lively spirit to every room while also being a huge part in paving the way for Latin artists who followed. Way to go, Gloria!

 

Everyone’s hearts will also forever go “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” for the one and only Selena Quintanilla! So many danced, sang, and cried to her music and movies, but did you know she has a long list of firsts? Selena was the first Tejano woman to win a Grammy, the first Latina inducted into the Star Trail of Fame at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the first Latina to grace the cover of PEOPLE magazine. She even had the first album of primarily Spanish songs to debut globally—which peaked at number one on the Billboard chart. To this day, her legacy continues to shine.



Our beloved Girl Scout alum Ellen Ochoa is another awe-inspiring leader. In 1993, she became the first Mexican-American woman to go to space as part of the nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Ochoa is a talented engineer, former NASA astronaut, and former director of the Johnson Space Center—talk about reaching for the stars.


Next up, we have Nina Otero-Warren. She was the first Hispanic woman to run (and be elected) to Congress in 1922 and became the first superintendent of the Santa Fe public schools. A champion of women’s voting rights and education in New Mexico, she is now one of the several women whose images are featured on the U.S. quarter. Simply AMAZING.
Meet Katya Echazarreta! In June of 2022, Katya became the first Mexican-born woman to go to space—only the second Mexican after Rodolfo Neri Vela. As an electrical engineer and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) enthusiast, Katya certainly made her mark.
Last but CERTAINLY not least. You know her; you love her! Laurie Hernandez had us flipping out (pun intended) all throughout the 2016 Rio Olympic games with her talent, but did you know she became the first Latina to make it to the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team in 30 years? Born to Puerto Rican parents, Laurie has always shown love and admiration for her culture while winning some medals along the way. She’s now earning a degree at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and empowers college students to tap into their vulnerability at conferences throughout the nation. Absolutely remarkable!

  

These are just a few incredible Latinas—there are countless others to celebrate! So, here’s to many more historic firsts! Show us how you’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and share the story of an exceptional Latina in your life by tagging @girlscouts on your social media posts.

Don’t forget to check out the Hispanic Heritage Month patch

¡Hasta luego!

Coining History: Juliette Gordon Low Takes Her Place on the Quarter


Get ready to celebrate because history is in the making! Our very own trailblazer, Juliette Gordon Low, is about to make her mark on American currency. That's right, Juliette Gordon Low, the unstoppable founder of Girl Scouts, has been selected to appear on the American Women Quarters™ in 2025. As Girl Scouts, we're absolutely thrilled and honored by this announcement. Juliette's passion and commitment have always been an inspiration, and now she'll join the ranks of incredible women who have made a difference and will continue inspiring generations for years to come.

What is the American Women Quarters Program, and why is it so significant?

According to the United States Mint: “The American Women Quarters Program is a four-year program that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women of the United States. Beginning in 2022, and continuing through 2025, the U.S. Mint will issue up to five new reverse designs each year.” These quarters pay tribute to women from diverse backgrounds who have left their mark on suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, the arts, and more. It's a powerful recognition of the incredible impact women have had on our nation's history.

Just think about the trailblazers who've graced these quarters to date: Maya Angelou, Bessie Coleman, Celia Cruz, and Eleanor Roosevelt are just a few examples. Now, Juliette Gordon Low is joining their esteemed company, and we couldn't be prouder. Learn more here.

Why is this important?

The selection of Juliette Gordon Low for this prestigious honor on the national stage serves as a powerful reminder that her visionary spirit and the Movement she founded are beacons of hope for every girl. And today, the world needs Girl Scouts more than ever. Low’s legacy comes to life in every Girl Scout and Girl Scout alum who speaks up for what they believe in, leaves the world better than they found it, and blazes a trail of their very own.

How are honorees selected?

Here’s how the Mint describes it: “The Secretary of the Treasury selects the honorees following consultation with the Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus. In 2021, the public was invited to submit recommendations for potential honorees through a web portal established by the National Women’s History Museum.” Want to know more? Learn more about the design process here.

What does the journey to 2025 look like?

While we're all eagerly awaiting the big reveal, let's talk about what's on the horizon. The design of the Juliette Gordon Low quarter will be finalized by spring 2024, and it will be in circulation in 2025. This is the fourth and final year of this historic program featuring coins with reverse (tails) designs emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of 20 American women.

That gives us plenty of time to get excited, plan celebrations, and reflect on the incredible impact Juliette has had on Girl Scouts and the world.

This announcement is a monumental milestone not only for Girl Scouts but for everyone. It's a reminder that the vision and determination of one person can change the course of history. Juliette Gordon Low's journey from trailblazing leader to a face on our nation's currency is a testament to the power of girls and women everywhere.

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Let's celebrate Juliette Gordon Low's legacy together as we look ahead to 2025 and beyond!