American Girl: Summer Camp, Friends for Life Movie!

Have you seen it?

American Girl came out with a new movie! Summer Camp, Friends for Life! I was so excited to watch this with my girls. We've watched all of the other American Girl movies but this one in particular touched our hearts as we love CAMP! Summer Camp would make the perfect movie night for your Girl Scout troop!  It's full of summer fun, mystery, and making friends! I see an outdoor movie night on the deck with the troop in the near future!

Brownie First year and Bridging Certificates!

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I've been meaning to post these. Just needed to at add the finishing touches. These are available for free to download through our Mighty Girls Rock Community group on Facebook! Just look under the "files" section. Come join us!

 

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Check out our new printable troop party banner!!!

Troop Party Banner
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For your next Court of Awards or troop party this is the perfect troop party banner! Colors are Mint/light green, dark green, and pink.

 

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Printable Girl Scouts Troop Banner

Well Ladies, it's that time of year that I start planning out our troop's year end Court of Awards ceremony. I like to save the last couple badges the girls earned for their ceremony along with our Cookie Awards. We try and make this day as special as we can as we close the year. 

As part of this year's planning I am in the process of creating a themed printable set for the party. Right now I just have the troop banner. Time has gotten away from me creating the whole set... which will probably wait until next year. But for now, I leave you with this....

Here it is!

You can purchase the printable banner below!

Troop Party Banner
7.00

For your next Court of Awards or troop party this is the perfect troop party banner! Colors are Mint/light green, dark green, and pink.

 

***Digital file only. Your purchase will be for a printable digital file that you can print off of your own computer. I recommend using a thick cardstock for the best look and durability.

 

There are no refunds on digital products due to the nature of the item.

Add To Cart

Brownie Pets Badge

This was a pretty popular badge with the girls and their first choice when they voted on which badges to work on. I think they all thought we would get a troop pet...lol While I considered the idea, the work and organization that would need to go into that seemed more than I wanted to invest for one badge. It's still on the table as the girls keep asking. Maybe a hamster:)

Here are some suggestions for completing the steps.

Pet Journal

At the beginning of the meeting I passed out the pet journal to each of the girls. They were to complete this at home and if they didn't have a pet they could used a stuffed animal. This is a great activity to have them follow up with what they learned and take ownership.

You can find the pet journal here--->> Pet Journal <<---

Step 1 Find out what care different pets need

  • Make a collage. Make a welcome home kit for a specific animal. Use magazines or online pictures to put together a collage of what your pet would need the first day home. You can also use pet store sale ads.
  • Have girls bring small pets (if they have any) to a meeting and share how they care for them. We had a girl bring in all her frogs, lizards, and a bearded dragon! They got such a kit out of it!
  • Put on a pet fair! Have the girls pick a pet and create a presentation board. 
  • Field Trip Idea: Take a visit to a pet shop and calculate the costs.

Step 2 Keep a pet comfy

  • no-sew pillows (fleece tie pillows)
  • Clean out a small animal/fish tank (check with your scouts to see who has small animals for pets)
  • Field Trip: Visit a local farm or barn and clean out the barn or stalls

Step 3 Help a pet stay healthy and safe

  • Field trip: Visit a pet hospital.
  • Build a small pet obstacle course. We also used the suggestion from the VTK and made mini obstacle courses for small pets. You can use items from around the house: construction paper, clothes pins, pipe cleaners, toilet paper rolls, ect. The girls really enjoyed this activity!

Step 4 Make a pet feel loved

  • Braided sock ropes: For this step our troop created pet toys!! We "used resources wisely" and took old socks (mismatched or holes) and cut them up to make braided dog toys. The girls each brought in three socks. While the meeting started I had one adult volunteer cut the socks in half to double the length.

Step 5 Feed a pet

  • Make a feeding schedule for a pet.
  • Dog treats: There are plenty of dog treat recipes on Pinterest through a simple search. I've included a few for you below and a peanut free option!

Treat recipes:

Pumpkin Apple Dog treats

Banana Peanut butter dog treats

Guinea pig treats

Posted on May 3, 2017 and filed under Girl scouts.

Star Wars Birthday!

I'm so excited that I'm finally posting these pictures for you guys!! Bella requested a Star Wars theme for her birthday this year and I have to admit I was a little apprehensive. I am not familiar with the movies, like she is, but luckily I had my friend, Denise, to assist me. She also happens to be a huge Star Wars fan!

Dessert & Favor Table

The dessert/favor area was the main set up. We scaled this party down a bit from our usual party decor but I think the details we did incorporate made a big bang!! 

  • Glow stick light sabers: Dollar Tree glow sticks, duct tape, and sharpie marker
  • Tie fighter hanging by command hooks.: I purchased mine here: Tie Fighter 3D Model kit
  • Darth Vader and *pink* storm trooper cupcakes
  • Storm trooper goodie bags: I used a storm trooper graphic and printed them out. I cut out the faces and used rubber cement to glue them to your typical white lunch bags.
  • "Come to the dark side We have cupcakes" print out and pink frame provided by: Everything But The Cake

The backdrop is a twinkle light star wall. It's super easy to make. You can take a black foam board and use a drill bit to drill holes in the board for your lights to poke through. I secured the back with duct tape to make sure the lights stayed in place. Regular white Christmas lights would work.

Food Labels

Chewbacca's Chips

Sarlacc Pit Dip

Vader Veggies

Jabba Juice (not pictured)

Vader, storm trooper, and ship cut outs were also provided by Everything But The Cake. In the hallway we tried creating a star wall with twinkle lights and a black table cloth but the photograph didn't do it justice.

Pink Storm Trooper Cupcakes

Initially I had a plan for a cake but poor planning didn't allow that to happen. Instead I whipped up these super easy cupcakes topped with a pink marshmallow storm trooper. I used a Wilton food marker to draw on the faces.

Invitations

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You can order your own custom Star Wars invites in our SHOP!

Party Fashion

Check out my friend Denise's shop for the shirt and bow: Wonderland Bowtique

What do you guys think? I think this would be super cute for a Girl Scout overnight with a Star Wars theme!

 

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It's Giveaway Time!!

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Hello Friends!

I'm super excited to offer an opportunity for one lucky person to win Mighty Girls Rock patches (12) and our Strong is Beautiful tote bag (1)! You can enter the contest below from Thursday, February 16th @ 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 19th @ 11:59 PM. 

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The winner will be posted here on our blog on Monday, February 20th. This Giveaway is open to those who reside within the 50 United States. Shipping will be included if winner resides within the 48 Contiguous United States.

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Posted on February 14, 2017 and filed under Raising Girls, Girl scouts.

Girl Scout Fortune Cookie Valentines

Valentine's Day is coming up! I love getting festive with the kids, even if it's a Hallmark holiday. It's just a great reminder to love one another... something this world could use more of. At our last troop meeting one of the girls mentioned the fortune cookie valentine and asked if we could make them. In the spirit of keeping it girl-led, I said of course!

I had to take it up a notch and make it Girl Scout themed so I created the little fortune strips that they could include in their cookie.. It has little Girl Scouts on them!!! So adorable!

Materials:

  • pencil
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • craft foam (Dollar Tree had the hearts foam in a 12 pack!)
  • Printable Fortune strip

Step 1: 

Use a circle template (about 5-6 inches in diameter) and trace your pattern.

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Step 2:

Cut out your circle and the fortune strip.

Step 3:

Place your strip in the center of your circle and add a dab of hot glue at the bottom of the circle (like shown in the picture below).

Step 4:

Fold over your craft foam and hold lightly until the glue is secured. 
 

Step 5:

Fold the half circle in half and use a dab of hot glue to secure.

Aren't these the cutest things you ever seen?

You can download a copy of the fortune sheets (Daisy, Brownie, Juniors) below!

Daisy Fortune Sheet

Brownie Fortune Sheet

Junior Fortune Sheet

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Posted on January 27, 2017 and filed under Girl scouts, Family.

We Visited the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

I was finally able to finish this video from our trip a couple weeks back. I was up till 3 AM with the final edits because my computer was acting up and I was super paranoid that if I didn't finish it would have all been scrapped! There was a couple of close calls and potty language to say the least.

We went to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis on one of the last weekends of the Doc McStuffins exhibit. We left Penny with the grandparents. We love her so much but she is such an active and independent toddler that I was afraid the entire day would be chasing her around and we really wanted the older kiddos to enjoy the day. 

It is the largest children's museum in the world and it was very interactive and worth the 3 hour road trip from Chicago! Check out our fun below and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Spa Science: Make Your Own Lip Balm

Bella has been into STEM subjects lately and really loves science experiments! I love this side of her and I only want to encourage her exploration, which is why when she begged to make another YouTube video I couldn't say NO. 

We are avid library fans and constantly have 30+ books checked out at any given time. She recently checked out Cool Chemistry Activities for Girls and was excited to try the lip balm activity!

You can make any flavor you like. The recipe calls for peppermint but we used strawberry extract instead! This recipe works great for a Spa Science party or as part of the Home Scientist Brownie Badge!

Thanks for watching!

Posted on January 14, 2017 and filed under Girl scouts, Raising Girls, STEM.

Bella's Cookie Campaign Video 2017

Hey Guys!!

It's officially cookie season here in the De La house and pretty much Bella's favorite time of year, aside from Christmas! She lives for this and takes such pride in "owning" her cookie business. This is her third year and each year she tries to take it up a notch and has set her sales goal high. 

We have went over goal setting and the strategies she needs to execute in order to obtain her goal and she is motivated and pumped! 

Each year she creates a marketing video to show friends and family that she can't ask in person. This really puts the sale in her hands and she isn't just relying on her parents to shoot out an email or bring the cookie card to work. I'm so proud of her and here is her newest Cookie Campaign video!

 

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