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Girl Scout Troop Update: Where Only the Bad Survive!


I know you are all dying to hear how our Girl Scout Troop is doing.  We have nine Girl Scouts in our troop with active and supportive parents.  I’m very lucky to have the support of the parents because I couldn’t do it alone.  I have enough trouble dealing with my own children much less nine Girl Scouts in the age range of 9-11 years old.

None of them are “bad”.  Sometimes, you have to have a witty sarcastic title to hook your blog readers in….

This is the big Girl Scout Cookie time of the year.  We are on track to sell about 1000 boxes of cookies this season.  My Cookie Manager Kristen told me we sold about 800 in the presale and now have about 200-300 more to sell.  This is what our Girl Scout Troop has committed to.  What we don’t sell, we have to buy.  At $4 a box, we want to make sure we sell every last box of cookies.  If you need some Girl Scout Cookies, keep us in mind!

Over the next few weekends, we’ll be selling Girl Scout Cookies outside of your local supermarket or drug store.  Our Scouts are still young and cute so they can sell the cookies fairly easy.  I was talking with another mom from an older troop (her daughter is in 8th Grade) and she said it was harder.  On the other hand, she did have a few boys at her middle school excited she was selling cookies and wanted to buy some.

Other events we are looking at: Indoor Rock Climbing at Stone Gardens in Bellevue and attending a Seattle Storm (Women’s Professional Basketball)

Going for the top!

Going for the top!

at the Key Arena in September.  We are extremely excited about both events.  Last year, the Girl Scouts had an awesome time with the indoor rock climbing at the gym.  Stone Gardens had two of their staff helping and encouraging the girls the whole time.  They showed the Scouts how to put on the equipment, how to climb, and how to descend correctly.  Very easy going and safety focused.  They offer a non-profit rate as well so it was fairly affordable.  If your Girl Scout Troop is the adventurous type, this is definitely an activity to consider.

The other event we did last year with our City of Kent Parks & Recreation Department basketball team (most of our Girl Scouts played on) was the Seattle Storm game in September.  I have an awesome Dad (Joel) who is great at organizing these outings.  He set up last year’s event and is doing it again this year.  Thanks Joel!

Last year, we had enough tickets sold to do the Fan Tunnel at the beginning of the game.  Our Girl Scouts and Girls Basketball Team, along with their parents and siblings, created a Fan Tunnel for the Storm players to run through and out onto the court.  A very good experience for everyone involved.  Again, I’d highly recommend getting some firm commitments from your troop members and booking a block of tickets to the Seattle Storm.  This year we plan to have 50 tickets and have 38 tickets sold.  So if you are free on Saturday September 7, this is a good chance to see some professional basketball in Seattle for only $20 a ticket.

If you do want to go, here is the Group Sale Rep’s information:

Eric Melch | Account Executive, Group Sales

Seattle Storm | P 206.272.2704 | y emelch@stormbasketball.com

3421 Thorndyke Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119

www.StormBasketball.com

That’s our update for now.  I know it isn’t as sarcastic as you want it to be. But, hey, it’s Girl Scouts and they don’t teach that!

If the little Girl Scouts can do it, I better get up there too!

If the little Girl Scouts can do it, I better get up there too!

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2 responses to “Girl Scout Troop Update: Where Only the Bad Survive!

  1. crankycaregiver February 27, 2013 at 1:43 am

    You charge $4 a box? Ours here are only $3.50 but with the economy, it’s still a hard sell. I hope you reach your goals. My granddaughter is very active in her troop and she’ll be jealous of the pics of the rock-climbing scouts. I’ll pass it on to her leader, I think it’s a great thing for the girls to do!

    • Kevin February 27, 2013 at 8:14 am

      The kicker is we only get 70 cents per box. We also live in the Seattle area where we still have bad unemployment yet people still buy. We are indeed lucky.

      Again, thanks for reading and sharing my idea with your daughter.

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