Mountain View Mirror - Online
March 2000

Welcome to the March 2000 Online Edition of the Mountain View Mirror...the monthly newsletter of the Mountain View Girl Scout Neighborhood 2-4. Here are the topics you can find more information about in this document:
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Council Quotes Troop Talk Mirror Contributors
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Neighborhood News

Neighborhood Campout is Coming!

It’s definitely NOT too early to start thinking about the Neighborhood Campout! Even if you have a troop of first year Brownies you should consider taking the girls on the Neighborhood campout! This is the campout to “get your feet wet” (so to speak) with inexperienced campers. Not only is everything planned for you, but you receive training, stay inside buildings with heat and have flush toilets (if your troop chooses). This is a very easy way to introduce girls to camping in Girl Scouts. Not only that…but all levels of skills will be represented at the campout and you will have the opportunity to learn from others as well as help those less experienced.

Meals will be as follows: Saturday Breakfast – Provided, Saturday Lunch – prepared on your own, Saturday Dinner – Provided, Sunday Breakfast – Provided. You will be leaving about 11…be home by about noon.

Bridging News

The 1st meeting has occurred for those troops with girls that are bridging this year (troops with girls in K, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th grades). If your troop missed the first meeting be sure to send a representative to the next meeting!

The next bridging representative meeting will be held on Monday, March 27 at Fire Station #83 (213 NE 120th Street) from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. We will be selecting a theme for this year's bridging ceremony, which is set for Tuesday, June 6 at Wy'East Middle School. At the first representative meeting the girls presented a variety of theme ideas and selected four to take back to their troops to discuss. The general theme ideas center around the following: fairy tales, the beach, Hollywood, and a futuristic/space idea. Each representative needs to bring their troops' theme selection and ideas for decorations and music to correspond with that theme to the meeting on March 27. Just a reminder to troop leaders -- you need to supply a permission slip for each representative to bring to these bridging meetings.


The adult training for Camp Segonku will be June 10th. Carol Jensen, Camp Director, would like to have all the training manuals that past volunteers have brought back to her for updating. If you have a training manual please bring it to the next Neighborhood meeting. We will update it for you and return it June 10th at the training.

Don't forget to tell your girl scouts that registration forms need to be in by April 17 for the lottery. If you are going to be an adult volunteer make sure to write "staff child" on the top of your daughter's registration form.

Win a Tent for Your Troop!

This has recently come to my attention and I thought I would pass it on to everyone. There is a website that currently has 2 contests running: . One is for a free tent. That one is awarded one tent per week. The other is for Scouters only. There are ten winners per day until April 10. The cost of the tent is $1 and the shipping is $6.95. I encourage you to go to this website to sign up to win. You can sign up every day until you win, but you can only win one $1 tent. Good luck! (Oh, the bad thing is the easiest way to win is to register at about midnight since they're in California...) If you would like to see the tent, Natalie L has one that Troop 72 won.

Camp Segonku Day Camp
“North To Alaska”

It’s definitely not too early to be thinking about Day Camp for this summer! Each summer the 2 Neighborhoods in the Evergreen School district combine forces to put on Camp Segonku…our own local Day Camp. Girls register individually (NOT AS A TROOP) for a week of fun in the sun. During that week they have crafts, games, singing, learn outdoor skills, and have a GREAT time! But this can only happen because we also have wonderful adult volunteers that help to lead units of about 10 girls each. The program is already pre-planned for you, and you will receive a comprehensive and fun training in June to help you prepare for this great event. This year’s theme is “North To Alaska” so you can guess that there are some real “cool” ideas that have been planned already!

There are units available for all ages…and you can choose to either be with your child or let them experience leadership from a different adult while still having the “comfort” of knowing that “Mom” is in camp. The units are as follows:

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. daily.
Grades are the grade your child will be in the Fall of 2000.

Daisy – Brownie Play Day

To-We-Ha Neighborhood 2-5 (Camas/Washougal) is putting on a Daisy – Brownie Play Day on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Currie. They have graciously invited our neighborhood to join them. Cost will be $2.00 per person which includes crafts and a patch. You will need to provide your own sack lunch. Please register and prepay to Sharon T by April 20th.

Basic Outdoor Skills

To-We-Ha Neighborhood 2-5 (Camas/Washougal) is putting on a Basic Outdoor Skills day on Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Currie. They have graciously invited our neighborhood to join them. This is open for all levels of scouts, including adults. Please bring a sack lunch. The cost is $2 which includes crafts and a patch. At this date they have 120 girls wanting to attend, so they have revamped to accommodate them and any of ours that sign up to go.

They will be teaching 6 different skills in the AM from 9 to Noon. The same skills will be taught in the PM from 1 to 4. When registering please advise Sharon of which time your troop will be attending. Be sure to bring a sack lunch, since the plant identification and hiking will be in your free time. To register and prepay contact Sharon T by March 25.

Local Tambu for Juniors and Cadettes

To-We-Ha Neighborhood 2-5 (Camas/Washougal) is putting on their own 4th annual version of TAMBU on Friday May 5th at 5 p.m. through Sunday, May 7th at 11 a.m. at Camp Currie, and they have graciously invited our neighborhood to join them. Tambu is a tent camping competition for Junior and Cadette level Girl Scouts with Seniors doing the judging. There are a number of events that these girls will be practicing so they can be their best. Every troop will participate in every event. Each troop will send a team of 2-4 girls (depending upon the size of your troop) to an event. If more than 2 girls want to go to an event then a second team can participate, but only the best score will count. If your girls are interested in more than one team, register them in advance. The cost will be $4.00 per person which pays for the Tambu 2000 patch and the camp. You will need to provide your own food and camping supplies.

The events are as follows:

The theme this year is “Sights and Sounds of the Decade”. Your troop may choose either decade of this last century they wish. Be prepared to cook, and sing of that era. If your troop wishes to participate in this year’s competition, please register no later than March 25. To register contact Sharon T. Any questions?…..Call Donna O.

Brownie Overnighter

To-We-Ha Neighborhood 2-5 (Camas/Washougal) is putting on a Brownie Overnighter at Cape Horn-Skye School on Friday, April 7th at 6 p.m. to Saturday, April 8th at 9 a.m. They have graciously invited our neighborhood to join them. The cost will be $6.00 per girl and they will be earning the Outdoor Adventurer, Play, and Safety Try-Its. The cost includes crafts, badges, and breakfasts of muffin and juice. This activity must be prepaid to Sharon Tyler at 834-2842 by March 25th.


Cookie sales are almost history. Don’t forget to get everything turned in immediately if you haven’t already. Now that this fund-raiser is over you should have the money you and your girls budgeted for things your troop is doing through the end of the year. Be sure you keep your records of the sale so you will have them handy when it is time to fill out the end-of-the-year financial report. Hopefully your efforts have netted enough profit to attend the neighborhood campout! Final recap next month……..

Cookie Swim Party

The dates have been set for the swim party. They are June 3 8:30 am to 10:30 am. and June 17 8:30 am to 10:30 am and 8:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Additional information will be coming in the mail soon.

“We Change The World”
Sing along with this year’s cookie sale theme song featuring Melinda Caroll!


Change the world, come with me,
time to let our dreams fly free.
And it comes so easily, that is our way.
Every moment we’re alive,
It’s our love that will survive
In the Girl Scouts, together,
We change the world

First Verse

We’re the Girl Scouts and we say
If you like a little challenge, well, we found a way.
Maybe you were thinking that you didn’t fit in
But we’ve got a story, let us begin.
The Girl Scouts started a long time ago
For girls from age 5 to 18 or so.
We’ve got the Daisies, the Brownies, the Juniors, and Cadettes
And the Seniors top the heap to make us the best.
And when the sisters link up in every land,
Our voice is strong when we take a stand
‘Cause we’re the Girl Scouts.

Repeat Chorus

Second Verse

Of course we love to camp, bike and swim
We take on the same vocations as boys and men
And some folks think that this is just a game
But "adventure" is our middle name.
And we don’t drink and we don’t do drugs,
Our bodies are too important to us.
We’re always prepared and community-minded
Come along, we think you’ll like it.
And when the sisters link up in every land,
Our voice is strong when we take a stand.

Repeat Chorus Twice

Postcard Project

We are a Junior Girl Scout Troop of 9 girls from Corona, California, USA. Our Millennium Project is to collect 2000 postcards from all over the world during the year 2000!

To view our collection so far please visit ...

If you'd like to help us, please read these simple Guidelines:

  1. - The postcards do NOT have to be postmarked. You can send them in an envelope or hand carry them to us. They can be used too - it's the quantity that matters.
  2. - We would prefer the postcard (or postcards) to reflect the area in which you live, but it is not required. Make sure it is a "kid approved" postcard though.
  3. - Try to include something about yourself and not just your name. We love to learn about people from other states and countries, especially if you're a scout too.
  4. - Please include your email address (if you have one) so that we can notify you when your card(s) arrive.
  5. - If you'd like us to send you a postcard (or something else) in exchange, please tell us and be sure to include your full mailing address.
  6. - We will list your postcard by country, state, and city automatically on our "Troop 1087's Postcard Page" web site listed above. However, if you'd like your name, email address, a link to your web page or anything else listed, just let us know.
  7. - If you have any other questions, you can email us at

You can send postcards to:
Cathy Reisinger
750 S. Lincoln #104 PMB-112
Corona, CA, USA 92878

Thanks from Ms. Cathy, Ms. Karen, and all the girls of GSSGC Troop 1087

Last Month’s Mystery of the Month

Who was that Young Lady? Since no-one was interested, you will probably not mind that I don’t tell you. Once again, no responses were received all month. This officially ends any attempt by me to get feedback of any sort as to what is placed in this newsletter. If anyone is interested in continuing to write the newsletter next year, then please contact Roxanne Goulston to volunteer. After all, without input or feedback, this becomes something other than the “Voice of the Mountain View Neighborhood”.


If I had a daughter

I would want her to be –
honest and fair,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong.

I would want her to be –
responsible for what she said and did,
to respect herself,
to respect her family, authority, and others.

I would want her to –
use each resource wisely,
endeavor to make the world a better place,
and work at building friendships.

If I had a daughter

I would want her to –
live by these common ideals,
to find faith and serve it well,
and always remember where she has come from.

If I had a daughter

I would want her to see –
the full potential of her talents and abilities,
that she is empowered, she is competent, and she is responsible,
that she can grow through challenges and new experiences.

I would want her to see –
as others may see,
that others have needs and feelings and rights,
that she can appreciate differences, and even understand them.

I would want her to see –
she can develop her own values and ethics,
that she can make decisions based on her own convictions,
that her ideals will change as she changes and she will need to think.

If I had a daughter

I would want her to see –
she can make a difference if she tries,
that she has the power to cooperate, to lead, to contribute,
that her quality of life and well-being depends on her.

If I had a daughter

She would be a Girl Scout

What you have just read is a poetic summary of the Girl Scout Promise, Laws, and four fundamental goals of the movement. The Girl Scout Program welcomes all girls, from all backgrounds. The program teaches them to respect themselves and others. With the help of council supported and trained adult role-models, it promotes progressive and cooperative learning experiences, self-government, decision making, and leadership. It teaches girls to better the quality of life for others, without regard for personal reward. Girls develop qualities of responsible citizenship and service.

A balanced program includes the worlds of science, math, and technology, the out-of-doors, arts, people, and well-being. The program centers on contemporary issues to support and assist girls in confronting the pressures of today's world. Membership flexibility allows school-age girls to participate in troops, interest groups, or as individuals in a variety of meetings, outings, special events, and camps. As part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, the program supports activities that encourage cross-cultural understanding.

Last week marked the 88th birthday of Girl Scouting in the United States serving over 40 million American girls and women.

Program Ideas
Activities suggested by Carla Paddock, Brown Owl Guider from Brandon, Manitoba on the GUIDING Digest - 27 Feb 2000 - Issue (#2000-162)
You can join this list by going to:

Making Clouds

You will need:

  1. Place ice in the metal dish, let it stand until the dish is really cold. Place 1 cube in (2.5cm) of warm water in the jar.
  2. Place the metal dish over the top of the jar, and watch what happens inside the jar. A cloud will form near the top as the warm water evaporates, rises, and then condenses

Rapid Decomposition

I did this one with the Brownies and they thought it was really neat. I set one jar in the fridge and one on top of the dryer.

You will need:

  1. Place a layer of cotton on the bottom of each jar. Add enough water to each jar to wet the cotton. Like tropical soil, the cotton will supply moisture, but nothing else.
  2. Place equal amounts of eaves and fruit peels into each jar. Bacteria and fungi will begin to decompose the leave and fruit peels by breaking them down chemically
  3. Cover both jars with plastic wrap. Use a toothpick to prick a few holes . Place one jar in a warm place and one in a cold place. Where is decomposition faster?

Make a Rain Gauge

You will need:

  1. Cut a plastic bottle at a point where it's width is the same as it's base and then cover the cut edges of both pieces with tape. These pieces will form the main body and the funnel of the rain gauge.
  2. Make a scales by attaching seven strips of colored tape to the side of the bottle, using a different color for the bottom strip. Check the strips against a ruler to make sure the are equally spaced.
  3. To add stability, place a large handful of marbles in the bottom of the gauge to act as weights. Now insert the funnel upside down into the mouth of the rain gauge.
  4. Pour water into the rain gauge up to the bottom mark, which is you starting point for measurements. Place that gauge outdoors in the open and measure the daily rainfall.

Air Pollution

Over land, air always carries particles of dust, pollen grains, fungal spores, and other material. You can see for yourself how clean the air is where you live. If you find black specks, they are particles or soot from fires or vehicle exhausts.

You will need:

  1. Place the filter in the funnel of an empty rain gauge. Place outside and leave until it has filled with rain.
  2. Remove the filter paper and lay it flat in a good light. use the magnifying glass to search for particles on the paper. Is there anything on it that looks like pollution?

Make a Tornado

When air or water spins, a vortex, or whirlpool, may form at the center, like when the bath water swirls down the drain. The vortex begins at the top and moves down, forming a funnel of strong winds or currents flowing around a calm center.

You will need

  1. Place the glass at the center of the revolving cake stand. Fasten it securely with tape.
  2. Now pour carbonated water into the glass until it is nearly full. Leave a small space at the top.
  3. Spin the cake stand and pour a dash of salt into the glass. Watch the tornado form. You can repeat this as long as the water remains fizzy.

Model Hurricane

You will need:

  1. Fill the bowl with lukewarm water. The bigger the bowl, the better. Stir the water gently until is all moving slowly in a circle around the bowl.
  2. Release a few drops of food coloring into the center of the bowl. Watch the color move out and form bands - just as the clouds do in a hurricane.

Making Lightning

You will need:

  1. Use a gloved hand to rub the pan lightly on the cloth for several minutes. This will build up an electrical charge.
  2. Dim the Lighting. Slowly bring the metal tip of a screwdriver to the bottom of the pan. You will see a spark jump and may hear the crackling sound of "thunder".

How to Encourage Girls in Science

Did You Know?

Studies show that girls are more likely to succeed in a learning environment that:

Family involvement in a child’s education:

"Family" represents all those people who function as family, even if they are not related.

How to Be a Partner in Science Learning

You play a vital role in your child's learning. How well a child learns is often directly tied to a caring adult’s involvement in her education. Listening, encouraging, recognizing, guiding, and advising are all positive ways to involve yourself in a girl’s learning. As you encourage a girl to see science all around her, help her to find her own answers, and learn with her in a true partnership, you are giving her the message that she is at the center of her education. This is a lifelong lesson and a wonderful gift.

An adult who puts the girl at the center:

  • encourages exploration.
  • works with a girl to complete a task.
  • helps a girl to make a decision by asking questions rather than by providing answers.
  • guides rather than leads.
  • advises rather than judges.
  • isn’t afraid to say "I don’t know, but let’s see if we can find out."
  • is realistic about what to expect from a girl and from her or himself.
  • helps a girl be the person she wants to be.
  • wants to have fun

    Council Quotes

    The Summer Programs Booklet has been mailed. If for some reason you have not received yours, call the Girl Scout Office. Registration for Resident Camps begin on March 15 and for Day Camps on April 17.

    There are still positions open for camp staff at both of our resident camps this summer. If you are interested in working for one week or all summer, or know someone who is, contact Tani Zimmerman at the Girl Scout Office.

    Are you ready to join Girl Scouts – Columbia River Council’s Great Northwest Adventure, Wider Opportunity 2001? “Great Northwest Adventure” Committee positions are open to girls and adults. Your help is greatly needed by the steering committee. To find out more information about this great adventure and what you can do, call Membership Support at (503) 598-6546 or 1-800-338-5248, email at or call Janet Schmeer at (503) 771-2253.

    “Overnight Activity/Troop travel Forms” must be completed for each overnight activity. The submission timeline is on the front of the form.

    Appropriate Activity Check points and Girl Scout program standards must be reviewed by the Girl Scout troop. Activities such as Arts and Crafts, camping, and boating have specific guidelines to follow.

    Extra insurance must be purchased by the Girl Scout troop for any trip that is over two nights in length or for any non-registered participants. When planning an extended trip all participants must be registered and the Adults must be appointed as a Girl Scout leader or co-Girl Scout leader of the Girl Scout troop.

    Rose Festival Parade Float Decorating is a fun learning and money earning opportunity for Girl Scouts, family, and friends over 14 years of age. Cadette and Senior Girl Scout leaders will receive a registration form in the mail in March. Registration ends on April 15. Decorating dates are June 3-9.

    If you know how to have fun, you’re just the type of person we’re looking for. Volunteers are needed at all Day Camp sites. Even if you’ve never been outside before, we can train you to be a great Girl Scout leader at a Day Camp. Consult the Summer Program 2000 Booklet for site and date information or to register.

    Engineering Badge – Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts have the opportunity to work with engineers from around the community, Portland State University, and the Society of Women Engineers on requirements for Engineering and career related Interest Project Patches. The event will be held April 1, 2000 at Portland State University. If your Girl Scout troop is interested, contact Heather L. at the Girl Scout Office for more details.

    Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon is on May 6 at Doubletree Hotel at Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland. Annual Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. (no charge), Awards Luncheon: 12:30 –3:00 p.m. (Cost is $10 per lunch).

    Girl Scout troops looking for service opportunities this summer. The American Cancer Society is holding a “Relay for Life” in 7 locations around our council. It is a 24 hour race at a race track. Volunteers are needed for such duties as: Helping at the Luminaria ceremony, helping set-up, handing out T-shirts the day of the race, and other fun tasks. The dates are in July and August and the sites are: Portland, Gresham, Vancouver, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Forest Grove and Oregon City. For more information or to volunteer, contact Stephanie at the American Cancer Society; (503) 795-3964.

    Encampment Update

    As Girl Scout troops begin to register for the Encampment 2000 they will receive a postcard reminding them of the date and location change. Closer to the event Girl Scout troops registered for the encampment will receive a confirmation and information packet that they must complete and return to the Girl Scout Office. That form will include options for program opportunities and sleeping options by level. Remind Girl Scout troops that appropriate ratios must be followed when registering for this event. Don’t miss out! Registration is open now. Use a G.R.E.A.T. Guide form to reserve your spot!.


    Work. Is under way for the 2000-2001 G.R.E.A.T. Guide. Now is the time to send your girls’ ideas to the Girl Scout Office. Girl Scout programs are designed around what the girls want. Share those exciting resources in your community, offer to host an event in your Neighborhood. Tell us what the girls want. Send their ideas to Membership Support.

    The April 18 Interview I.Q. event is cancelled due to lack of registration. The April 4 and April 11 interview I.Q. events will still happen as planned.

    The Troop Camping Special that was to be held Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30 has been cancelled. We apologize for our error in overlooking Camp Arrowhead.

    Troop Talk

    Daisy Doings

    This section is for you, the Daisy Troop Leader, to report what your troop has been doing the past month. Please let us know what you have been up to!

    Brownie Bits

    This section is for you, the Brownie Troop Leader, to report what your troop has been doing the past month. Please let us know what you have been up to!

    Troop # 224 (Sue F / Gail B / Laurie H) -- In December Brownie Troop # 854 joined our troop in a caroling session at the Cascade Park Care Center. In January the focus was on the Sounds of Music Try-It, bridging requirements, and the cookie pre-sale. At school the girls made their own musical inventions and performed with them at their music concert, and we made string instruments in a meeting. They also began to learn about Junior Girl Scouting and started work on an A-B-C book. (Each girl has a page with a letter on it. They illustrate the page with items beginning with that letter. After all the pages are done, the book will be bound and donated to children at a local shelter.) In February the troop was asked by their P.E. teacher to lead the warm-up and cool-down exercises during the Jump Rope for Heart event at Riverview Elementary. They did such a great job that they have already been asked back for next year! They also made Valentines from candy canes to donate to a local shelter, and thoroughly enjoyed the Neighborhood-sponsored ice skating event last month. For their Thinking Day meeting each girl brought an item of clothing from another country to share; and they also learned a variety of phrases and counting to ten in French, Spanish, sign, and Hawaiian languages. Now that cookie sales are wrapped up, the girls are planning their upcoming campout at Homestead.

    Troop #854 (Sandi H) - We worked hard on cookie sales throughout the month. We were invited to a Thinking Day Japanese Party given by Troop 1635. We learned a flag ceremony and learned how to make origami cranes. We tasted some new and different foods including miso soup, Japanese cookies, and rice in fried tofu. We had a great time at the Neighborhood skating party. This month we finished our Manners Try-It and began our Bridging activities.

    Troop #1108 (Diane K / Nichole J) - We have been very busy these last couple months. We have earned 3 try-its, People around the world, Cookie sale, and Plant. We were also involved in Thinking Day with an English May Day dance. Our girls and the leaders enjoyed the ice skating event. This month we are planting trees at Burnt Bridge Creek and attending the Girl Scout Celebration. We are looking forward to the egg drop contest. We had a ton of fun seeing which container would hold our special egg. All of the designs were very good but we managed to come up with just one to represent our troop.

    Junior Journal

    This section is for you, the Junior Troop Leader, to report what your troop has been doing the past month. Please let us know what you have been up to!

    Troop #429 (Diana A / Julie H) - Troop 429 has been very busy working on badges. So far this year they have earned the First Aid badge, the Safety Sense badge, the Math Whiz badge, the Collecting Hobbies badge and the Health and Fitness badge. We have gone on a field trip to Underwriters Laboratories to see how Christmas tree lights are tested and to learn how they check to see if something is flammable. We learned how to decorate our houses safely at Christmas and how to check Christmas lights to see if they are safe. The girls had a good time and learned a lot. Mary Beth my Cadette co-leader came and worked on the First Aid and the Health and Fitness badges with the girls. They are currently in the process of working on the Girl Scouting in the U.S.A. badge, the Creative Solutions badge and the Girl Scouting Around the World badge. For Thinking Day the girls sang “The Princess Pat” which is a song from Canada. Some of the girls made a map showing the dates that 80 WAGGGS countries became members of WAGGGS. One girl made a beautiful WAGGGS pin poster for display. This month we will be working on the Textiles and Fibers badge and will be learning to knit and crochet and taking a trip to the Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal. Cookies sales were excellent and we are trying to find something big to do with the money.

    TROOP #791 (Virginia S / Jeannie S) – We had a great time at Hearthwood's Sock hop especially after we boxed all the canned goods. We attended the ice skating event and luckily we didn't have any major injuries. All the girls & their special someones that attended Thinking Day really enjoyed themselves. We had fun getting our parents involved in our little skit. We had our mother/daughter overnighter at the LaCamas Conference Center. Oh what a night! First we fixed our daughter's hair and some of them fixed the mom's hair and then we had a fashion show with a movie star theme and the moms really got into it. We made a video of the show. On Saturday we made several small paper diaries, decorated with St. Patrick's day decorations for the children at the homeless shelter in Orchards. The girls then made bead rings with their moms. We were able to finish two badges. At the end of our day we had an awards ceremony. It was a wonderful time for all. We are happy that cookie sales are over and we sold all our cookies. YEAH!

    Troop #797 (LeAnn C) - (Inadvertently omitted from last month’s newsletter) – Our girls have been busy with the Sign of the Rainbow. We have earned the following badges: Collecting Hobbies, Doing Hobbies, Computer Fun, Girl Scouting in the U.S.A., and Toymaker. We are working with Brownie Troop #944 to meet the requirements for Junior Aide Patch. Each girl is taking turns being a leader for the Leadership pin. Bridging to Cadettes is another activity the girls are involving themselves.

    Troop #811 (Maggie C-M) - Troop 811 was busy with cookie sales and working on earning the Cookie Connection Badge this month. They made posters for open sales and received a few tips on selling from a store employee.

    In February, the girls had a Valentine's Day celebration since our regular meeting was on the 14th. They made valentines with chore coupons inside to give to a "special" valentine. We also celebrated Thinking Day during a meeting by playing games, sampling foods, sharing clothing and toys, and listening to music from other countries.

    The whole troop attended the OMSI Overnite and had a great time in the Robotics exhibit. We had fun star gazing in the planetarium, but a few experienced motion sickness during the Omnimax space show.

    Our last meeting was a rededication and court of awards ceremony. All of the girls received their Girl Scout pin and the Hawaiian Lei troop crest. The troop earned the Healthy Relationships Badge and are working on the Self Esteem Badge, writing worry journals and recording personal goals. The girls also made shamrock wreaths for decorations and gave them to someone special for St. Patrick's Day as a service project.

    Troop #1635 (Diana S / Donna M) - The girls have finished up Celebrating Tomorrow badge, their leadership badge and leadership pin. They are almost done with the Sign of the Satellite. We planted trees on Saturday for Friends of Trees. They are spending a Saturday taking the Babysitting first aid class from Red Cross. They are working on the Theater badge and will be attending the backstage tour at the Portland Opera. They are in the middle of writing and putting on a play for their parents.

    Cookie sales went well. The girls averaged 241 boxes per girl. They are looking forward to the swim party.

    Troop #7311 (Kathy G) - We have had a great few months. January was filled with working on our Cookie Badge and selling cookies. Throughout the month we prepared Valentines' cards and made some small Valentine gifts for the patrons of Rose Vista Home. On Valentine's Day, we went there and sang a few songs while distributing our gifts. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at thinking day (thanks for organizing it) and preformed a song from Israel. We had a great time at the Skating party too. Other things we have worked on are the Dance badge and we are preparing for our Wildlife badge when we visit the Audubon society on Mar 16th with troop 854. We also had a speaker come in and talk with us about the Census and its importance. It was very informative. Other than that, we have been selling Cookies, Cookies, Cookies. Our troop has passed the 2000 box mark again for the 3rd consecutive year. Great job girls!

    Cadette & Senior Sentinel

    This section is for you, the Cadette or Senior Troop Leader or Cadette or Senior Girl, to report what your troop has been doing the past month. Please let us know what you have been up to!

    Troop #1046 (Diana A / Mary Beth J) - Troop 1046 has been busy planning the Tea for Two for Thinking Day. We planned the food, made the decorations for the table and did set up and clean up. They had a good time serving hot cocoa, tea and lemonade. We did a great job at cleanup too. The building supervisor was pleased to see how well we did. During the month of January we took a field trip to Ron Tonkin Toyota in Portland to work on the Car Sense IPP. We made car safety posters as a service project and we might try to get them displayed at Mt. View High School. We have added a new girl this month. Her troop disbanded and she was left without a home and since she knows all of our troop from either school or soccer it was only natural that she join us. For the Girl Scout Birthday on March 12 we took some of our moms to the Seaside Scout House. There we had our rededication and a Scouts own. The Scouts Own was part of our work on the Cadette Challenge. Most of us are close to having our Dreams to Reality patch. Three of our girls applied for the Our Cabana 2002 trip and were accepted. These same three girl applied for Wider Ops and two of the three got theirs. This is pretty good considering they only had two weeks in which to sign up for them due to the fact that we never received our Wider Op books from National. Our leader managed to get us one copy for the whole troop and we spent one meeting trying to fill out our forms. We are working on our prerequisites for the Silver Award even though we haven’t decided what our award project will be. Cookie sales were good and we have enough to do the Neighborhood Campout.

    Troop #4222 (Carol T) - Maybe you read about us in The Columbian? The girls participated in the Dream Dessert Contest held February 5, 2000 at the Oregon Episcopal School cafeteria. This year they developed a dessert recipe using one of their favorite ingredients - marshmallows. Using four different kinds of cookies, they made 'Mallo Cookie Balls - see recipe below. The cookies made from Mint cookies were dipped in melted green mint flavored chips, the Tagalongs weren't dipped in anything (they had enough chocolate), the Trefoils were not dipped, and the Do-Si-Dos were dipped in melted peanut butter chips. The food editor for The Columbian was one of the judges at the contest and she thought the dessert was a unique use of cookies. She wanted to feature troops from Clark County for her weekly article and so the girls made more 'Mallo Cookie Balls to be photographed for the article. This time they used Striped Chocolate Chip, Trefoil, and Samoa cookies. None of them were dipped. The article was in the Feb. 22, 2000 issue of The Columbian.

    "Mallo Cookie Balls
    By Troop #4222

  • 3 cups crushed cookie of choice
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallow
  • 1 ˝ tablespoons margarine
  • Candy chips of any choice, or flavor (0ptional)

    Melt margarine in microwave. Add in marshmallow and melt those. About 45 seconds in the zapper should do it. Add in the crushed cookies and stir well, so all the cookies are coated in 'mallo cream. Grease hands to avoid sticking and roll mixture into 1/2 inch balls. Once hardened dip in melted candy chips or leave as is for a tasty treat!

    Dates to Remember

    March 20 ……………………………...Neighborhood Meeting
    March 25 ………..……...…..*Registration deadline for TAMBU
    ……..………*Registration deadline for Outdoor Skills
    ……..*Registration deadline for Brownie Overnighter
    March 27 ……………….…Neighborhood Bridging Meeting #2
    …………………………....Cookie Wrap-Up Deadline
    April 1 ………...#Nbhd. Camp Reservations for 2000-01 Open
    April 2 …………………..……….Daylight Savings Time begins
    April 2-8 ……………………………………………..Spring Break
    April7-8 ………………………………...….*Brownie Overnighter
    April 8-9 …………………………….………….#Seattle Camp-In
    April 15 ………………………….Basic Outdoor Skills @ Currie
    April 17 ……………..…..Lottery Registration for Day Camp
    …………………………….…..Neighborhood Meeting
    April 20 ……………...…….*Registration deadline for Play Day
    April 22 ……………………………….Girl Scout Leader’s Day
    April 24 …………………….Neighborhood Bridging Meeting #3
    May 5-7 ……...………*TAMBU for Jr.s and Cadettes @ Currie
    May 6 ………………..#Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
    ………………….…*Daisy – Brownie Play Day @ Currie
    May 8 ……………..……….Neighborhood Bridging Meeting #4
    May 30 ………………….….Neighborhood Bridging Rehearsal
    June 1 ……..#Troop Camp Reservations for 2000-2001 Open
    June 2-4 ………Neighborhood Campout at Camp Namanu
    June 10 ………...Camp Segonku Day Camp LeadersTraining
    June 6 ………………..…Neighborhood Bridging Ceremony
    July 31 – August 4 ………………Camp Segonku Day Camp

    # = Council Event - not all events listed. Please check your G.R.E.A.T. Guide for more information.
    * = Sponsored by another Neighborhood

    Service Team

    1999-2000 Service Team

    Neighborhood Chair………… Roxanne G
    Organizer………………………Judy C
    Membership Team ………….. Lynn K / Virginia S
    Registrar .……………………...Suzanne B
    Leader Support Team …(Brownie) Natalie L / (Daisy) Nichole J / (Brownie) Sue F / (Cadette) Roxanne G
    Cookie Chair ………...………...Linda S
    Treasurer……….……………….Jan A
    Awards & Recognitions ………LeAnn C
    Events Team ………………....Carol J / Diana A
    Community Resources ………Mary Beth J
    Family Giving …………………Deb W

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    Editor………………………..…………….….Gail B
    Neighborhood News................Service Team
    Council Quotes…………………..…….Delivery Team Dispatch
    Program Ideas……………………………………....Gail B
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