Sunday, February 20, 2011

Girl Scout Thinking Day–Australia

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this but I’m a Girl Scout leader.  I have a Brownie/Daisy troop.  I started doing it for my girls, they wanted to try girl scouts and I thought it could be something fun for us to do together.  And I’m so glad I did.  I love doing it!  So this year for thinking day another troop hosted an activity where troops signed up to represent a country and then we made a poster, and supplied a craft, activity or a sample of food.  Our troop  chose Australia.  These are the projects we came up with.

I got this huge poster with cut out faces so you can take pictures of yourself as a little outback boy and girl.  It was only $1.50 from Oriental Trading so I knew I had to get it. You can find it HERE (for now).


I tried to paint it, but it made it all bubbly so then I had to color it all by hand,  not the most fun thing I’ve ever done.


One  girl in our troops parents donated the wood to make a frame to hold the poster.


We used spray adhesive to attach the poster to a big piece of cardboard then I staple gunned it to the frame.


Me and two other moms made Anzac cookies. These were a little tricky this was the first time any of us had made them and we all had different little issues.  But once you sort the issues out they’re not to bad they taste kind of like an oatmeal cookie without the raisins.  I found the recipe for them on Allrecipes.  The history behind these cookies is interesting. These were sent to troops from their wives during WWI and were suppose to hold up to shipping/ spoilage better than other cookies, also they don’t contain any eggs something that could be scarce during war times.


and cupcakes for the girl scout birthday!



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just found your site. Just want you to know I am also a girl scout leader and for our thinking day we got together with 10 other troops. We all pick an country and make food from that country and look about there girls scouts.