Thursday, February 6, 2014

Win a Year's Worth of Girl Scout Cookies

Via Girl Scouts blog

Girl Scout Cookies are here! And to celebrate the arrival of Girl Scout cookie season, we're hosting the Girl Scout Cookie Championship giveaway from February 5 to February 28. Which cookie is the nation's favorite? You decide! Join the fun for a chance to win a year’s supply of your favorite Girl Scout cookie.

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To be entered for a chance to win, complete these four easy steps:

A year’s worth of Girl Scout Cookies could be yours. Grab your cell phone, download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, and share your favorite cookie on Twitter today. Be sure to check out the full sweepstakes guidelines here.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Shooting for the Starts and Beyond!

Rebecca Pratt will be shooting for the stars this summer in Huntsville, Alabama. Rebecca has been selected to attend the Girl Scout Destination: Space Academy this June! The Girl Scout Destination: Space Academy offers opportunities for Girl Scouts to get firsthand experience in possible careers in aerospace science. Space explorations, science experiments, and an out-of-this-world experience, Rebecca is extremely excited about this great opportunity, “This is going to be an awesome trip,” stated Rebecca, 13.  We can’t wait for Rebecca to blast into this new and exciting mission!

Very active in Girl Scouts and her community, Rebecca has been a Girl Scout since 2005 and is currently a member of Troop 2322 in El Dorado, AR. She has attended resident camp at Crossed Arrows the last three years and has earned both her Bronze Award and Silver Award. Rebecca is an 8th grader at Barton Junior High School and has an ear for music and loves to volunteer. She plays the clarinet in the school band, as well as, the violin. She also helps out in the school’s café, “Bistro Café.” In her spare time she volunteers with numerous organizations such as “Parents’ Night Out” and “Upward Basketball”. Not only does she volunteer in her community, Rebecca also lends a helping hand with Children’s Church at First Baptist Church. Rebecca goes beyond the call of duty to help others in any way she can. She is definitely a shining example of Juliette Low’s mission for Girl Scouts!

Good Luck on your space mission Rebecca! We wish you safe travels and great opportunities! Are you interested in attending a Girl Scout Destination? Check out for more information!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

'Tis the Season for Girl Scout Cookies!

'Tis the season to buy Girl Scout Cookies! Have you bought your cookies yet? Afraid you may eat them all at once? Do you think Girl Scout Cookies will keep you from sticking to your New Year’s Resolution??? No worries, because we have come up with five ways for you to buy Girl Scout Cookies & Keep your New Year’s Resolution!

5. Cherish your cookies all year long! Freeze them now and eat them later! Don’t eat the seven boxes of cookies you ordered in one sitting while watching TV! Instead eat a few then freeze the rest! You can “Savannah Smile” all year long, because you have Girl Scout Cookies in the freezer!

4. Make a Girl Scout Cookie treat for someone special. Use your extra Girl Scout cookies to make a special treat for a friend, your next door neighbor, or your family member. Check out the Girl Scouts – Diamonds Pinterest to find great recipes using Girl Scout Cookies.

3. Donate the cookies to a daycare or food pantry. Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies! Order a few extra Girl Scout Cookies and donate them to the local food pantry or a nearby daycare. I’m sure they will “Thank u Berry Much!”

2. Ship cookies to troops overseas. Create care packages for the troops. You can include items they may need like socks, toothbrushes, and most of all Girl Scout Cookies! You could also let them know that their service to our country has “Mint” so much to you by writing letters to our heroes!

1. Have a cookie party! Invite your troop over to have a cookie party! Eat the cookies the old fashion way or put your own spin on the Girl Scout Cookies! Make sure you invite a friend to “Tagalong” because at a party the more the merrier!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!! Happy Cookie Season!

Happy New Year!!! Many of you have already begun working toward your New Year’s resolutions, but with the beginning of a new year also comes the beginning of something else…COOKIE SEASON! The cookie order forms have been distributed, the girls are in cookie selling mode, and it is time to place your orders! Get Ready! Get Set! Buy Cookies!

While some of you are hoping 2014 brings about new and exciting adventures, we have managed to keep all the excitement, adventure, and flavor in the cookies you love. The Tagalongs are still covered with rich, delectable chocolate that melts in your mouth. The Samoas pack a triple punch with the crunch of coconut, the drizzle of chocolate, and the cascading of caramel. Thin Mints provide an explosive amount of freshness with the chocolate and mint duo. And last but certainly not least, the Trefoils always deliver with its sweetness and versatility. Whether you are eating them with a tall glass of milk or putting your own unique twist on these loveable cookies, you can’t go wrong ordering when ordering any of these delicious Girl Scout Cookies.

With a new year, we challenge you to add a twist to your Girl Scout cookies! Order an extra box of Thin Mints and try this PINtersting Mint Brownie Recipe!

Mint Brownies

~ ½ box of crushed Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies
1 box of brownie mix
~2 eggs (3 eggs for cake-like brownies)
~ ¼ cup of water
~ ½ cup of vegetable oil

Directions: Crush Thin Mints into medium size chunks. Mix all ingredients into mixing bowl. Do not use electric mixer—batter will be stiff. Spread batter evenly in greased baking pan (13x9x2 inch). Bake in center of oven at 350 degrees for 30 t0 35 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

25 Reasons to be a Girl Scout!!!

The Girl Scout season has officially begun! Check out 25 reasons to be a Girl Scout!

25. Girl Scouts builds a great bond with Girl Scout Troop Leaders.
24. Teaches the importance of friendship
23. We value the planet!
22. CAMPING!!!
21. Getting an awesome camp name!
20. S.W.A.P.S (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned   Somewhere)
19. Tons of Adventure
18. Giving back to the community through service.
17. Learning how to be responsible
16. Bridging/Investiture/Rededication Ceremonies (A bridging ceremony is the celebration of a girl’s transition from one Girl Scout level to the next. An investiture ceremony welcomes new girls into Girl Scouts. A rededication ceremony is an opportunity for a girl to renew her commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.)
15. Becoming a leader!
14. Camp Fires!
13. Living the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law each day.
12. Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of America. Low’s mission was to  build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
11. Fun crafts & games
10. Girls can choose whichever pathway of Girl Scouting fits them best.
8. Singing great songs!
7. Girl Scout badges
6. Cool Uniforms
4. Making new friends
3. There are 3.2 million Girl Scouts!
2. We make the world a better place.
1. Girl Scouts ROCK!!!!

The Girl Scout year is ready to get in gear!!! Sign up to become a Girl Scout, a Troop Leader, or a Volunteer today!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Day of Remembrance

I can remember where I was when it happened…heading to my 6th grade science class. As we entered the classroom, our teacher state blankly staring at the television in disbelief. Some thought it was a movie others paid no attention. As she silenced us and told us what was happening, we all began to watch in shock, fear, and confusion. Next thing we knew the intercom came on and two students were called to the office to checkout, then another two, then a few more. I remember my teacher trying to comfort us as well as keep her composure. That was a pretty scary day for a 6th grader.

After September 11, 2001, our country stood together united regardless of religion, race, nationality, status, gender, residence, age, disability, and everything else that makes us diverse. Together, we responded in our country’s time of need. Girl Scouts, other organizations, and people everywhere performed community service, paid tribute through ceremonies, and wrote thank you letters to rescue members. We showed patriotism for our country, support for our troops, and love for our fellow man. America finally stood united as one.

Today on the 12th anniversary of September 11TH take a moment of silence, light a candle, or post a Facebook status to remember those who lost their lives and those who sacrificed their life to save others twelve years ago. Today, we are with those grieving over the loss of their family, friends, and loved ones. They will never be forgotten for their courage, strength, and patriotism. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Fifty years ago today, history was made on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. More than 200,000 people marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. People from different backgrounds peacefully marched for racial justice and equality. The March on Washington was vital part of the Civil Rights Movement.

Juliette Gordon Low and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  shared similar dreams. One dreamed of a nation where children of all walks of life could join hands as brothers and sisters, while the other dreamed of girls coming together to make the world a better place and being a sister to one another regardless of race, religion, or background. Dr. King and Juliette Low dreamed of diversity and inclusion for all.

Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas take our hats off to the brave people that marched on Washington fifty years ago. We will continue to carry on Dr. King and Juliette Low’s message of making the world a better place for all.