Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter Party


Where: Becky's House
When: Saturday, April 3
Time: 4:00-6:00
I am having an Easter Party for both the Daisy's and the Brownies on the date above. I hope everyone will plan on attending. There will be a "HUGE" Easter Egg hunt, crafts, games and food. I am hoping the weather is nice for us. If it does rain, call me the morning of the party and I will tell you of our alternate party site. The girls who attend will get an Easter Fun Patch. Siblings can come and join in the fun. Please let me know how many are coming and their ages so I can plan accordingly. Thanks!

Call me for directions

Updates from March

We have finally had a month of no missed meetings due to snow!!! The girls are trudging right along in their activities. The Daisy's are very close to finishing their journal books. At the last meeting, we decided on our clover project. They are going to be making posters that shows how we can use our resources wisely and also they will be planting sunflowers in order to help keep our soil clean (we hope to be able to do this at the lake). They are also working on getting a garden fun patch.

The Brownies have also been plenty busy. They have progressed in their journal book. At the last meeting, they worked on several activities to complete the requirements for 2 Try-Its: Girl Scout Ways and Girl Sports. Over the next few sessions, we will be finishing our journals, the last activity for the above Try-Its and starting on 2 more Try-Its: Colors and Shapes and Hobbys.

Exciting times!! So don't miss out! If your daughter has or has to miss one of the meetings, let me know and I will make sure they get the opportunity to complete the activities in order to earn the Try-Its.

Cookie stuff is about over with!!! Yeah!! I have counted out the cookie $ and sent out individual emails to all of you telling what was sold, how much was given and how much was needed. When all the $ is in and the last few extra boxes are sold (the ones left over from the booth sales) the troops will have earned a profit of between $500-$600 each. (I don't want to post the exact amount, ask me if you want to know). GOOD JOB GIRLS!! Let me know what prizes they want by the 29th.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here is some info and I hope it is not too confusing!

Today we are going to be sorting cookies and also going to do activities for the World Thinking Day and receive our Trefoil pins.

The cookie booth sales are scheduled for March 5th from 5-7 and March 6th from 4-6. I am going to have the Brownies and Daisy’s both coming on those days, this way it will give more chance for everyone to get their booth badge. I do have extra cookies on hand if someone asks you for extra boxes when you deliver cookies or you come across someone who didn’t get to order. Call me and I could very well have what they want.

If you are interested in a summer camp for your girl, let me know and we can possibly help with the cost of it. I am going to double check on the final day of payment for camp. If possible we could raise money for camp for those who want to go.

We will continue with girl scouts during the summer (what we have of it!) I will let you know of activities and meeting date and times in the future. This will also allow us to participate in the Memorial Day parade.

Continue to practice with your child on how to sell cookies at the booth. Remember: look cute, smile, be polite, use manners, don’t get upset when someone tells you no, review the price of each box (3.50) and the kinds of cookies available. Role play with them so they feel comfortable doing this. Also, the girls will need to wear their vests/sashes at the booth sales. If you are having problems with them, let me know and maybe I can help!

I really want the girls to attend an activity that is located in our county and our council is putting on for a council fundraiser. It is a spaghetti dinner and karoke night and will be held at Gregoryville Christian Church and will be on Friday, March 12th from 6:30-9:00. They will get a patch for this activity. I HAVE TO KNOW BY FEB. 24TH IF YOUR DAUGHTER IS ATTENDING. The cost is $10. If anyone needs help in paying that, don’t be afraid to tell me and we can help out. I also need some adult volunteers to be there to help out since I am helping out during the event. Tell me, call me or email me if your daughter is going (I can always get the $ from you at a later date)

MEETING DAYS (barring no snow)
Brownies: March 1st, 15th, 29th
Daisy’s: March 8th, 22nd.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ok, the Saturday event is cancelled for tomorrow. Not many girls were able to make it and I want to do it when most of the girls can be there to get their Trefoil pins. I have decided to do it on one of our scheduled meeting dates and combine both troops for it. So, if we have school on Monday, I want both troops to meet after school. So the Brownies and Daisy's will be meeting Monday, Feb. 22nd if there is school. Reason #2 for doing this---I will be picking up the cookies Monday during the day. If there is school, I will be bringing the cookies to the school where we will all sort them and send them home with the girls as they leave the meeting. If for some reason your daughter cannot make the meeting, notify me so that we can make arrangements for me to get the cookies to you. I think this will be the easiest way to get the cookies to you is to give them out at the meeting. So, if any of you moms are able to come and help out at this meeting Monday, please come. I will definitely need as many hands as I can get! If, heaven forbid, we don't have school on Monday, I will make alternate plans and let you know what those are next week. I will have to see what the weather is going to do and then decide when and where we can meet to give you your cookies. Thanks!

I will let you know of the booth sales days and times on Monday.

Monday, February 8, 2010

it has been awhile...

I am not sure if anyone visits this site, but I am sorry to be so long in updating the page and sending out info. I sent this email out earlier today:

Since we are now having school on Feb. 15, (pending no snow on that date) we will be having a Brownie meeting on both Feb. 15 and also on Feb.22. The Feb. 15 meeting will make up for the one missed Feb.1 and the Feb. 22 meeting is our regulary scheduled meeting. The Daisy's meet this evening and then again on March 1st. I will be letting you know about booth sales as soon as I find out. Thanks for being patient and understanding during this time of bad weather we are having. I know it gets confusing, but I am just a call or email away.

I am still getting approval for a few places in town to sell cookies for the booth sale. Bear with me, you will know as soon as I know! I am also, waiting to hear back from the school to see if they will let me and both troops set up a table up in front of the school one Monday for the girls to sell cookies as parents come and pick up their kids. On that Monday, I will have a combined meeting with both troops. This way everyone gets the opportunity to earn a booth patch. I am hoping to also have two more places and times to sell the cookies. Over the next couple of meetings, I will be going over how to sell cookies with the girls, making signs and thank you cards to hand out to the cookie buyers. We will be role playing how to polietly yet effectively selling cookies. I encourage you to also practice with your girls on how to do this so they will become comfortable with approaching people while using their good manners. Thanks for all you do and for getting me your cookie orders! I know it was a bit crazy due to the snow and all! Thanks!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Repost from Feb. information

There are a few items of interest I wanted to make sure everyone knew about. First of all, I need the cookie orders in my hands on Jan. 30th. I will be at Dairy Queen in Grayson from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM. If you are not able to bring the sales paper to me at this time, please contact me beforehand. Another option is to bring the order forms to school on the 29th and give it to the secretary and I will pick it up that afternoon after school. A third option is to bring it to my home at some point that weekend. I will leave it up to you which you choose, but please let me know if it is some other time than Saturday the 30th. I will be inputing these orders over a few days time and the cookies should be in towards the end of February. I will not be able to apply for a cookie booth sale site until after January 25th. I will let you know the information about that as soon as I find out.

There are other patches the girls can get for cookie sales (I just discovered): the booth sales patch, goal getter patch, smart cookies patch and the cookie share path. For the Goal Getter Patch, go to and click on cookie info. Go to bottom of page and click on “catch goals” and fill out information. As the selling goal for our troop I put 1000 boxes. For the Booth sales patch, the child has to help in booth sales. For the Smart Cookies Patch, go to, click on volunteer tab, then click on girl age level (brownie or daisy) and complete 2 activities from the list. It says to print out the final sheet to show to me for proof—I will take the parent at their word, but please let me know when you turn in your order form if the girls met the requirements for the patch. For the cookie share patch, we aren’t doing anything formally, but I have been asking people if they want to buy extra boxes of cookies to donate to the Food Pantry in town. Then we are responsible to get those cookies to the food pantry when they come in. That is how to get that patch.

In February, the Girl Scouts celebrate “World Thinking Day”. This is an important day when girl scouts around the world celebrate other countries and the fact that there are girl scouts everywhere. I am going to have a special meeting for this day on Saturday, February 20th, from 12 PM till ??? at First Church of Christ in Grayson.
This activity is for both the Brownies and Daisy’s. We will be learning about a particular country and will have activities and snacks that celebrate that country. The girls will also be getting their Trefoil pins. I really would love for all the girls to attend this activity if possible. If any of them need a ride to or from the activity, let me know. Hopefully the cookies will be in by then and you all can pick them up—we will see with fingers crossed!

Thanks for all you do!

daisy's meet

The Daisy's met today. Thanks to Tammy for providing snack---the girls LOVED it!! Today we continued on our journey from our journal books. We followed the story of Lupie the Lupine flower and her friends as they traveled to Maine. They stopped at a beach that had sparkly stones instead of sand and saw many other Lupine flowers. We took our own journey looking for our favorite shapes around school. We also decorated and made origami butterflys. Fun was had by all and I can't wait until we find out where the journey takes us next!

Make-up Brownie meeting

The Brownies finally got to meet this past Friday. We enjoyed our time together! We continued with our lessons in our journey books, "Wonders of Water". The girls are learning to appreciate and love water. They decorated jars to place water in that they got from a favorite place. We discussed ways to conserve water and to implement that in their own homes. To round it up, we talked about how they were doing in their cookie sales and I reminded them that they had one more week till the sales end.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


We will be having a Brownie meeting this coming Friday from 3:30-5:00 to make up for the one we missed due to school cancellation. So don't forget to write your daughters a note to stay after school for this Friday.

Cookie sales orders need to be turned into me by Jan. 30th. I will set up a time and place to be for you to bring it to me. I will keep you updated.

There are several patches the girls can earn for cookie sales in addition to the one they get for selling 12 cookies. Check out, go to the cookie sales sections and click on incentives. Scroll toward the bottom and there are the other patches, it will give instructions on how to earn them. any questions, call me!

Hope everyone is having good and successful cookie sales!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cookie sales

I hope everyone is happily selling cookies!! I know we have been at it--burning the phone lines and internet lines up since the snow has slowed down getting out!! lol! Keep up the good work--don't be afraid going door to door. It is good experience for the girls and I promise the cookies will sell themselves! Call me if you need anything!

Well, school has been cancelled for tomorrow--Monday. Sorry Brownies!! Since next Monday is a holiday, I will work on getting a meeting together for us--it may be somewhere besides school though. I will let you know!

Everyone stay warm out there!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Daisy meeting

What a nice welcome back from Christmas break--to spend it with my Daisy's! And to add to the fun, we had a newcomer join us!! Wonderful! During our meeeting today, the girls and I began our journey book. We started our trip with Lupe the Lupine and Clover in traveling from Maine to Alaska! We talked about our favorite colors and took a "trip" around school to find some. We also talked about how to encourage our friends when they need it. Last, but not least, we talked about our cookie sales starting this Friday. Lots of fun was had by all and I can't wait to meet with everyone again!

And the cookie sales begin!

In an hour, the cookie sales are to begin!! So get out there and sell those cookies!! lol! I received a letter about cookie sales. It is really neat and you can even sell your cookies online!! I am going to copy and paste the info into this email. I recommend for you to visit this site and let the girls go through it with you. Maybe it will help get them excited about cookie sales. Remember if they see you excited, they will get excited too! Happy saleling!!

PS for those of you who do not have your order forms yet, you can still sell, just keep track of it on regular paper and maybe use this website to get some orders going online! I will get the forms to you, we'll see how the weather does this weekend. If you need a form, please email or call me so I know who I need to get in touch to get them to you. Also, I have to have the permission form to sale from you before you sell. Thanks!!

Becky Copeland

Are you looking for ways to get your girls and their families excited about the 2010 Girl Scout Cookie Sale? Go to

and find information for troops, girls, families and volunteers in an easy-to-use format.

New this year!

Girls may market their cookie sales ON LINE by sending e-cards, email messages to their friends, family and others by using this link.

Go to – catch goals – on line marketing. From there, the girls can send out email cards (all ages) and messages to their facebook friends (13 years and older) through a SECURE SITE.

Patch requirements for Goal Getter Patch and Smart Cookies Patch can be found on our website on January 8th.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back at it!

It is back to school time. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and enjoyed some time off. I hope the girls are all ready to get back to school--I know I am ready for my kids to get back into school! lol! Girl Scouts start back also! On Monday, January 4th, we will be having a DAISY meeting. So Daisy mom's don't forget to send a note home with your child so they can stay after school.

Keep Jan. 8th in mind---that is the official start date for selling girl scout cookies!! I am excited! We will have the month of January to see those cookies! Yeah!! Remember, call or email me with any questions or concerns!

See you Daisy's tomorrow!!